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  • Leading Mauritian firm doubles profits
    02 october 2001 13:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian investment company doubled its profits from 50. Full text...

  • Mauritius to initiate legislation against cyber crime
    01 october 2001 19:43:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Telecommunications and information technology minister Pradeep Jeeha announced Monday the country would work on legislation to combat cyber crime. Full text...

  • Journalist charged with defrauding Air Mauritius
    01 october 2001 19:13:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian journalist Patrick Michel was Monday charged before a Port Louis Court, with fraud, in connection with the financial scandal rocking the national carrier Air Mauritius. Full text...

  • Sand extractors protest government ban
    01 october 2001 16:10:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Some 400 disgruntled sand extractors, who are members of the 1200-strong Lagoon sand extracting owners and employees common front in Mauritius, demonstrated Monday in Port Louis against a government ban on extraction. Full text...

  • Mauritius to launch national youth service
    01 october 2001 08:01:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Youth and sports ministry will launch soon a National youth service (NYS) for young people aged between 13 and 16 years, officials said in Port-Louis Sunday. Full text...

  • US diplomat condemns attacks on Muslims
    30 september 2001 20:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- American Charge d'affaires in Nouakchott John Olson, says his country is against attacks on Muslims following the 11 September terrorist mayhem in the US. Full text...

  • Mauritian scientists rescue palm trees
    29 september 2001 09:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian scientists at the Agriculture and food technology ministry have rescued a rare specimen of a palm plant, Hyophorbe amaricaulis, believed to be the last of its kind surviving in the world. Full text...

  • Amara Essy expresses concern over incidents in Anjouan
    28 september 2001 23:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Amara Essy on Friday expressed serious concern over the recent incidents in the separatist Comorian island of Anjouan, where an abortive coup occurred last Monday. Full text...

  • UNICEF official appeals to Bissau for support
    28 september 2001 14:50:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The deputy Regional Director of UNICEF, Ndolamb Ngokwey, has underscored the need to put emphasis on primary health care, the prevention of HIV/AIDS and the promotion of rights and education of young girls in order to attain the objectives of UNICEF in Guinea-Bissau. Full text...

  • OAU new chief, Essy briefs Chairman Chiluba
    28 september 2001 13:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- New Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity, Amara Essy met Friday with Zambian President and OAU chairman, Frederick Chiluba, on the transformation of the continental Organisation into the African Union, officials said in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Airline suspected of illegal payments to political parties
    27 september 2001 23:37:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius police have seized financial books containing evidence of payments of between 200,000 rupees (about 6,000 USD) and three milllion rupees (about 102,000 USD) by Air Mauritius to the country's major political parties, MATERA news agency reported Thursday. Full text...

  • State Bank announces 871 million rupees profit
    27 september 2001 21:23:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The State Bank of Mauritius announced Thursday a profit of 871 million rupees for the year ended 30 June (29. Full text...

  • OAU secretary general arrives in Lusaka
    27 september 2001 19:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Newly installed Organisation of African Unity (OAU) secretary general Amara Essy declared on arrival in Lusaka Thursday that enhancing peace and stability was one of his major priorities. Full text...

  • RFD urges support for other opposition parties
    27 september 2001 13:25:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's opposition Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD), has called on its members to vote for the candidates of other opposition parties in areas where it is not fielding candidates in the 19 and 26 municipal elections. Full text...

  • Authorities to discuss border crises
    27 september 2001 11:30:00
    Kolda- Senegal (PANA) -- Authorities in Senegal's south- eastern border town of Kolda and their Guinean Bissau counterparts meet Thursday to discuss conflicts and livestock theft that have rocked the region since 2000, the Senegalese news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Reproductive health indicators on declining trend in Mauritius
    26 september 2001 21:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius health minister Ashok Jugnauth said Wednesday that the country has witnessed a paradigm shift in its population policy from reaching demographic targets to greater emphasis on the individual and broader reproductive health issues. Full text...

  • Official says no Mauritian firm associated with bin Laden
    26 september 2001 16:10:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- No company operating in Mauritius is associated with Osama bin Laden, the Saudi millionaire accused of masterminding the 11 September terrorist attacks in US, the Mauritian Deputy Premier, Paul Berenger has clarified. Full text...

  • Stock Exchange seeks explanation from businesses
    26 september 2001 10:17:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Stock Exchange Commission late Tuesday demanded explanations from three major local companies following allegations of illegal payments between Air Mauritius and Rogers and Company. Full text...

  • Industrial accidents on the decline in Mauritius
    25 september 2001 22:42:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Industrial accidents dropped in Mauritius from more than 13,000 in 1989 to 4500 last year, an official said in Port-Louis Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius moves to foster social integration
    25 september 2001 11:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is setting up a National Economic and Social Council to promote social integration and economic development, Economic Development and Corporate Affairs Minister, Sushil Khushiram announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Telecomm meeting opens in Mauritius
    24 september 2001 18:15:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth opened the 41st Commonwealth Telecommunications Council meeting Monday, announcing plans by his country to build a cyber-city that would serve the entire region. Full text...

  • Senior Air Mauritius officials charged with embezzlement
    21 september 2001 23:56:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Police said Friday a number of senior officials of the national airline, Air Mauritius had been charged with financial embezzlement. Full text...

  • Mali lands Saudi loan
    21 september 2001 22:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Saudi Development Fund Thursday granted Mali a loan of about 8. Full text...

  • OAU organ takes pulse of Africa's conflicts
    21 september 2001 22:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU organ on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution met Thursday in Addis Ababa in its 76th ordinary session under chaired by Zambian Ambassador Simataa Akapelwa and attended by new OAU Secretary-General Amara Essy. Full text...

  • Sugar production to exceed 640,000 tonnes
    21 september 2001 21:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Sugar Union announced Friday that there was a strong possibility that this year's projected production of 640,000 tonnes could be exceeded, following good weather that has prevailed on the island in the past months. Full text...

  • Mauritius EPZ exports rise by 10 percent
    20 september 2001 23:34:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Central Statistical Office said Thursday the export processing zone (EPZ) exported during the second quarter of 2001 goods worth 8,7 billion rupees, bringing the total for the first semester to 16 billion rupees (29. Full text...

  • Regional cooperation in the field of civil security
    20 september 2001 22:10:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), Wilfried Bertile, and French Ambassador Rene Forceville have signed an agreement within the framework of a regional civil security project, the Indian Ocean News Agency (MATERA) said Thursday. Full text...

  • Registration deadline runs out midnight Thursday
    20 september 2001 21:58:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The deadline for the submission of candidatures for Mauritania's local and parliamentary elections due 19 October, runs out at midnight GMT Thursday. Full text...

  • Trade deficit to reach 14 billion rupees this year
    20 september 2001 21:41:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian trade deficit could reach 14 billion rupees this year, according to official figures released in Port-Louis Thursday (29. Full text...

  • Senegal-Guinea Bissau consultations resume in October
    20 september 2001 12:23:00
    Kolda- Senegal (PANA) -- Periodic consultations between official from Senegal and Guinea Bissau are to resume in October in Kolda, 638 km south east of Dakar, the Senegalese News Agency reported, quoting reliable sources. Full text...

  • Mauritian firemen sympathise with American colleagues
    19 september 2001 21:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Firemen Welfare Association Wednesday conveyed its deepest condolences to families of US firemen and other Americans who died in last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Comoro sign health agreement
    19 september 2001 20:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Health minister Ashok Jugnauth and his Comoro counterpart, Attoumane Jaffar Abbas, signed Wednesday in Port Louis a health agreement to allow a maximum of 100 Comoran cardiac patients to be treated annually at Mauritian hospitals. Full text...

  • Landmine clearance continues around the capital city
    18 september 2001 23:38:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Work to clear landmines from the outskirts of Bissau being carried out by an NGO called HUMAID is continuing to the satisfaction of the people in charge of the operation. Full text...

  • Mauritius supports US use of Diego Garcia for military strike
    18 september 2001 19:14:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Anil Gayan said Tuesday that Mauritius would not object to the US using the military base at Diego Garcia to hit Afghanistan as part of the anti-terrorism fight following last week's attacks on the US. Full text...

  • Mauritians sympathise with relatives of US victims
    18 september 2001 11:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government Tuesday joined the world in mourning the victims of last Tuesday's terrorist attacks in the US by holding a national intercessory ceremony at the Sir Harilall Vaghjee Hall in the capital, Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Ex-OAU chief returns home after 12 years of service
    18 september 2001 08:38:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Former Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim of Tanzania, returned home on Tuesday after serving the continental body in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for 12 years. Full text...

  • Opposition party demands special parliamentary session
    17 september 2001 23:42:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's opposition African Party for Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cap Verde (PAIGC), has demanded an extra-ordinary parliamentary session over alleged violation of the country's constitution by President Koumba Yala. Full text...

  • SADC meets ahead of summit on sustainable development
    17 september 2001 23:41:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Monday began a preparatory meeting in Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius ahead of next year's World Summit on sustainable development. Full text...

  • Sub-regional fisheries commission meets
    17 september 2001 22:40:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The 13th session of the coordination committee of the West African sub-regional fisheries commission kicked off in Nouakchott Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania postpones opening of school year
    17 september 2001 22:28:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Following a clash with the country's election calendar, the opening of the new school year in Mauritania has been moved from 4 October to 4 November. Full text...

  • OAU human rights commissioner probes prisoners' conditions
    17 september 2001 22:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The special rapporteur of the Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa, Vera Chirwa, began her two-week tour of Namibian prisons Monday. Full text...

  • Essy takes over from Salim as OAU Secretary General
    17 september 2001 19:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Amara Essy Monday assumed office as Secretary General of the Addis Ababa-based OAU, taking over from Salim Ahmed Salim, who had served the continental body for 12 years. Full text...

  • Salim confident in future of African Union
    17 september 2001 11:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Outgoing OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim says he is conviced that the African Union (AU) has the full backing of the continent's leadership. Full text...

  • Talks between government and workers fail
    14 september 2001 16:42:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The Guinea Bissau Electricity Company Workers' (EAGB) Union, on strike since Tuesday, decided to continue with the action after its talks with the government failed Thursday. Full text...

  • Western nations, Russia fly national flags at half mast
    13 september 2001 14:48:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Several Western countries and Russia Wednesday flew their national flags at half mast in Nouakchott, as a mark of solidarity with the US over Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau shocked by American tragedy
    13 september 2001 13:41:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- President Koumba Yalla of Guinea-Bissau has sent a condolence message to his American counterpart, George W. Full text...

  • Mohammed VI interrupts Mauritanian visit
    12 september 2001 20:58:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI left Nouakchott Wednesday morning, interrupting his three-day maiden visit to Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritians shocked after attacks on the US
    12 september 2001 14:28:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritians were Wednesday still shocked after learning via television and watching live the images from international television of the terrorist attacks on US establishments on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Five NGOs risk prosecution over fraud
    12 september 2001 13:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Non-governmental organisations in Malawi risk closure and prosecution for failing to account for millions of kwachas of donor money. Full text...

  • Out-going OAU Secretary General condemns terrorist attack in US
    12 september 2001 08:36:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Erstwhile OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim has roundly condemned Tuesday's terrorist attacks in which hijacked planes crashed into strategic and landmark buildings in the United States, including the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Full text...

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