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  • Trade unionists arrested in Port Louis
    18 july 2001 14:29:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Thirteen trade unionists were arrested Wednesday morning in Port Louis in two separate protests against Labour and Industrial Relations Minister Showkatally Soodhun and against a chief executive of the State Bank. Full text...

  • Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation in deficit spending
    17 july 2001 20:07:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- High running costs have driven the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) into excess of expenditure of 243 million rupees over the last four years, Prime minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth told Parliament Tuesday. Full text...

  • Comoro thanks Mauritius for support
    17 july 2001 19:37:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The government of Comoro has thanked the Mauritian government for its support in national reconstruction. Full text...

  • Mauritanian Senate President visits Morocco
    16 july 2001 13:06:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Mauritanian Senate President Dinigh Bouboufarba is in Casablanca on a four-day official visit to Morocco, the State television reported Monday. Full text...

  • Teachers stage protest in Port Louis
    14 july 2001 14:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 1,000 primary school teachers took to the streets of the capital Port Louis Saturday to protest against educational reforms which they said did not take into account teachers' welfare. Full text...

  • Mauritius police seize heroin
    13 july 2001 22:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Police in Mauritius Friday reported the seizure of 2,5 kg of heroine in a flat in Belle- Rose, 15 km south of Port Louis. Full text...

  • About 400 million CFA F missing from Bissau treasury
    12 july 2001 15:54:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- About 400 million F CFA has disappeared from the treasury in Guinea Bissau, reports the Bissau paper "Diario" Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritian senior citizens get anti-flu vaccination
    11 july 2001 20:56:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Social Security and National Solidarity Minister Sam Lauthan Wednesday launched an anti-influenza vaccination campaign for the elderly. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches counselling service for youth
    11 july 2001 19:10:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Against the backdrop of increasing teenage pregnancies, and on the occasion of World Population Day, Mauritius Health minister Ashok Jugnauth Wednesday launched a youth counselling service at the University of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau trade unions launch strike
    10 july 2001 22:15:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Education, transport, communications, port and airport workers in Guinea-Bissau are on a five-day strive called by the country's Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CSI). Full text...

  • Cancer kills over 730 persons in Mauritius
    10 july 2001 14:51:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- About 731 persons died of several forms of cancer in Mauritius in 1999, the Mauritian League Against Cancer announced Tuesday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • McDonalds opens outlet in Mauritius
    06 july 2001 23:00:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- US-based fast food chain McDonalds has opened its first outlet in Port Louis relying on local suppliers for its products while 40 staff trained in Reunion and Australia would run the business. Full text...

  • Mauritius gets 65 million-rupee interest-free Chinese loan
    06 july 2001 18:00:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The People's Republic of China has offered an interest-free loan of 65 million rupees to Mauritius. Full text...

  • Namibians hopeful on Gurirab's candidacy
    05 july 2001 20:10:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian officials in Windhoek remained upbeat this week about Foreign Minister Theo-Ben Gurirab's chances of being elected the next Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • Tanzanian envoy decries bureaucratic red tape
    05 july 2001 17:31:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's acting envoy to the UK has complained that the country risked losing lucrative business deals with traders from the developed nation due to red tape and bureaucratic bangles. Full text...

  • Deby's opponents call for a week of mourning in Chad
    04 july 2001 21:42:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Six human rights associations and the Federation of Trade Unions of Chad have called for a weeklong national mourning before the inauguration of re-elected President Idriss Deby on 8 July. Full text...

  • China to invest 300 million rupees in spinning mill
    04 july 2001 21:28:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Chinese firm, Tianli Enterprise, will set up a spinning mill in Mauritius, Prem Nababsingh, chairman of the Mauritian Board of Investment announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches campaign to collect plastic bottles
    04 july 2001 21:18:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Environment ministry and the Mauritian Soft Drinks Bottlers Association Wednesday launched Wednesday at Flic-en-Flac, a tourist resort 20 km west of the capital, a campaign to collect used plastic bottles for recycling. Full text...

  • 8 Nigerians accused of fraud in Lome
    03 july 2001 19:12:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The gendarmerie in Lome Monday announced the arrest of eight Nigerians accused of forgery and fraud involving billions of CFA francs. Full text...

  • IMF team denounces customs fraud in Congo
    02 july 2001 22:35:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Customs officials in Pointe- Noire, Congo's economic capital, misappropriated 75 percent of customs duties collected in the oil port city, according to experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • Youths gather for summit preview in Pietermaritzburg
    02 july 2001 21:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Some four hundred young people from all over the world are meeting in Pietermaritzburg in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Full text...

  • Mauritius to privatise postal services
    02 july 2001 20:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Pradeep Jeeha has announced that postal services would soon be privatised. Full text...

  • Mauritius private sector workers get bonus
    02 july 2001 16:33:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Parliament in Mauritius Monday passed a bill making compulsory an end-of-year bonus equivalent to a month's pay, for private sector workers. Full text...

  • Cashew nut price on upswing in Guinea-Bissau
    02 july 2001 16:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- The price of cashew nut in Guinea-Bissau has shot up from 150 to 250 francs CFA per kg, official sources said. Full text...

  • Indian Ocean Commission gets new Secretary General
    30 june 2001 19:06:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A new Secretary General is about to take charge of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), which groups the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles. Full text...

  • Mauritius raises bus fares by 16 percent from 1 July
    30 june 2001 16:38:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Transport, Land and Shipping Minister, Anil Bachoo has announced a 16-percent rise in bus fares in the country with effect from 1 July. Full text...

  • UN report says Guinea-Bissau lacks firm stability
    29 june 2001 16:32:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The UN representative in Guinea Bissau has described the politico-military situation in the country as "ephemeral and unstable" whereby a fresh conflict may erupt. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius posts loss of 214 million rupees
    29 june 2001 16:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Air Mauritius, the national airline of Mauritius, reported Friday a net loss of 214. Full text...

  • EU finances water pipeline in northern Mauritius
    28 june 2001 20:29:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The European Union has financed the laying of 8. Full text...

  • Finance Minister decries mismanagement of public funds
    27 june 2001 23:35:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's Finance Minister, Rui Duarte Barros, Wednesday condemned what he called mismanagement of public funds in his country, revealing "irregularities" amounting to 36. Full text...

  • Mauritius Teachers threaten street protest 14 July
    27 june 2001 19:54:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Three teachers union in Mauritius, the Government Teachers Union, the Government Hindi Teachers Union and the Union of Primary School Teachers, threatened Wednesday to stage a street protest 14 July, to press demand for better service condition. Full text...

  • Deputy Premier arraigned for harbouring a criminal
    27 june 2001 15:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Curepipe District Court outside Port Louis Wednesday postponed to 19 July the trial of Deputy Prime Minister and Finance minister Paul Berenger on the charges of "harbouring a criminal". Full text...

  • Mauritian police seize 500 grams of heroin
    27 june 2001 15:00:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Police in Mauritian have announced the seizure of 500 grams of heroin estimated to value 1. Full text...

  • Opposition MPs want foreigners removed from army
    27 june 2001 14:50:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Opposition members of parliament in Guinea Bissau are demanding the removal of foreigners from the national army following the unearthing of an armed gang led by Sierra Leonean Abubacar Bangura. Full text...

  • Workers Union signals strike action
    27 june 2001 12:34:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Public servants in Guinea Bissau have threatened to go on a six-day strike if the government would not respond positively to their demand for increased wages. Full text...

  • German, Nigerian held for money laundering
    26 june 2001 16:54:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The First Grade Magistrate Court in Lilongwe Tuesday denied bail to a German and a Nigerian who were arrested over the weekend for trying to launder 400,000 US dollars in Traveller's cheques. Full text...

  • Rightists plan pressing for release of Melainine
    23 june 2001 14:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Rally for the Defence of Human Rights says it has plans to work toward the release of opposition Mauritanian politician, Mohamed Lamine Ch'bih Ould Cheikh Melainine, currently serving a five-year prison sentence. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau to boost honey production
    22 june 2001 14:20:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau has decided to boost its honey production in order to take advantage of the product's lucrative international market. Full text...

  • Parliament appoints new anti-corruption director
    22 june 2001 13:43:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau MPs have appointed a new director for the anti-corruption bureau during the current session of parliament. Full text...

  • British experts study prison life in Mauritius
    21 june 2001 17:25:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Two British experts are presently in Mauritius to study conditions in the country's prisons. Full text...

  • Indian Ocean Corporation investing 520 million rupees
    21 june 2001 16:49:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is investing additional 520 million rupees to boost its operations over the next three years, the Chairman A. Full text...

  • Tobacco kills 700 a year in Mauritius
    21 june 2001 16:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 700 people die each year in Mauritius from diseases associated with tobacco consumption, Health Minister Ashok Jugnauth disclosed said Thursday. Full text...

  • Saudi Arabia offers pilgrimage mouton to the needy
    20 june 2001 22:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Saudi Arabia has dispatched two freighters containing 33 tonnes or some 5,000 frozen carcasses of sheep, sacrificed during the last Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca, for distribution in Niger and Burkina Faso, the International Islamic Agency (IINA) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritians to view partial solar eclipse
    20 june 2001 20:36:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritians are to witness 80 percent of the solar eclipse that will also be visible Thursday in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Madagascar. Full text...

  • Cuban doctors presented to parliamentarians
    20 june 2001 19:47:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- A score of Cubans doctors recruited to work in Guinea Bissau were on Tuesday introduced to the country's National Assembly. Full text...

  • Salim begins three-day visit in Mali
    19 june 2001 23:33:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim arrived Tuesday in Bamako to begin a three-day visit as part of an African tour ahead of the continental body's 9-11 July summit in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • Salim confers with Kadhafi
    19 june 2001 23:10:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Mauritius forecasts 14 billion rupees trade deficit
    19 june 2001 22:50:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius will record a trade deficit of 14 billion rupees (29. Full text...

  • OAU Civil Society conference adopts report
    19 june 2001 16:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Hundreds of delegates from across Africa at the weekend concluded a five-day OAU-Civil Society Conference in Addis Ababa, with the adoption of a 40-page l50-point report. Full text...

  • Salim expected Tuesday in Mali
    19 june 2001 15:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim is expected Tuesday in Bamako for a three-day official visit, Foreign ministry sources said. Full text...

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