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  • Gambian leader visits Mauritania
    08 may 2001 15:38:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh arrived is in Nouakchott on a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Mauritanian counterpart, President Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. Full text...

  • Opposition leader tackles State Prosecutor
    08 may 2001 11:32:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Leader of the opposition African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), has accused State Prosecutor Rui Sanha, of causing political division in the country. Full text...

  • Jammeh off to Mauritania
    07 may 2001 15:47:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian President Yayah Jammeh left Banjul Monday on a three-day official visit to Mauritania, official sources said. Full text...

  • Mauritius students to learn drug abuse prevention
    07 may 2001 09:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius education ministry would next year introduce drug prevention in the curriculum of primary schools throughout the country, official sources have said. Full text...

  • 204 bore holes inaugurated to combat Guinea Worms
    06 may 2001 19:35:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's water and energy minister Kane Moustapha on Saturday inaugurated 204 clean drinking water projects in several regions heavily affected by Guinea worms. Full text...

  • Basketball referees' course opens Monday
    06 may 2001 18:46:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A sub-regional refresher course for high-level basketball referees co-organised by the Mauritanian Basketball Federation and the Association of African Basketball Federations (AFABA) opens in Nouakchott Monday. Full text...

  • Party pulls out of Mauritian government
    06 may 2001 18:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Republican Movement, a small party with a single legislator in the Mauritian parliament on Saturday evening withdrew its support from the MSM/MM Alliance in power since 11 September 2000. Full text...

  • UEMOA moves to check money laundering
    05 may 2001 19:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) has embarked on setting up a framework to fight money laundering, the Governor of the Central Bank of West Afrian States (BCEAO) said in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Health cards to be issued to all employees
    05 may 2001 13:16:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Health minister Ashok Jugnauth announced Friday the introduction shortly of a health card for every employee in the country. Full text...

  • A police fiscal unit starts operating next week
    05 may 2001 11:31:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Police Fraud Unit has been launched in Mauritius to investigate into fiscal fraud in the island nation. Full text...

  • Mauritian men violent at home
    03 may 2001 15:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A survey by a Mauritian non-governmental organisation, SOS Women, has revealed that eight out of 10 Mauritian women are battered by their husbands. Full text...

  • Government to build new hospital
    03 may 2001 14:47:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government Thursday announced plans to construct a new hospital at a cost of 160 million rupees (27. Full text...

  • Namibia drums up support for its OAU candidate
    02 may 2001 21:56:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting Ministry Wednesday called for support for the country's candidate for the post of the OAU next Secretary General, saying it was the turn of Southern African to lead the continental body. Full text...

  • Minister says Guinea Bissau is safe
    02 may 2001 20:34:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Information Minister Joaquim Balde said Wednesday that Guinea Bissau is peaceful and safe, debunking a recent security warning by US State Department to Americans not to travel to the country. Full text...

  • Tobacco industry launches anti-youth smoking programme
    02 may 2001 16:30:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The British American Tobacco (Mauritius) launched Wednesday the Youth Smoking Programme to discourage vendors from selling cigarettes to minors. Full text...

  • Koumba Yala visits Conakry
    01 may 2001 18:43:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau President Koumba Yala's current official visit to Guinea (Conakry) is being seen here as part of efforts to mend relations between the two Guineas. Full text...

  • Parliament investigates 2 MPs for alleged fraud
    30 april 2001 23:07:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian Parliament has set up two Commissions to examine the lifting of parliamentary immunity on two MPs facing fraud charges. Full text...

  • 8 quizzed over Malawi estate scandal
    29 april 2001 19:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi police are investigating eight employees of the Administrator General's Office over the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of dollars belonging to dead people. Full text...

  • Political tension rising in Guinea Bissau
    28 april 2001 18:04:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Early morning sporadic shootings have become common in Bissau, Guinea Bissau's capital over the past few days, the state-owned Diario newspaper reported on Friday. Full text...

  • Eight people under probe deceased estates' scandal
    28 april 2001 11:59:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Malawi Fiscal Police is investigating eight employees of the Administrator General's Office following the mysterious disappearance of millions of Kwacha belonging to dead people. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean refugees seeks asylum in Mauritius
    28 april 2001 11:16:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mohamed Kamara, a Sierra Leonean citizen, who escaped a concentration camp in his war-torn country, is seeking political asylum in Mauritius or any other country. Full text...

  • Cashew nut prices tumble in Guinea Bissau
    26 april 2001 20:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Private cashew nut buyers in Guinea Bissau have been offering between 150 F CFA or even 100 F CFA instead of 300 F CFA per kg as fixed by the government. Full text...

  • Banjul, Guinea Bissau discuss reconciliation
    26 april 2001 19:52:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and a two-member Guinea Bissau delegation Thursday concluded two days of reconciliation talks in Jammeh's home village of Kanelai. Full text...

  • Obasanjo, Clinton remember Sullivan
    26 april 2001 19:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and former US President Bill Clinton Thursday paid tribute the Reverend Leon Sullivan, the African-American civil rights leader who died Wednesday in the US, aged 78. Full text...

  • African AIDS Summit: Bill Gates supports UN efforts
    26 april 2001 19:08:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for world-wide response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, at the ongoing Africa AIDS Summit in Abuja Thursday, has received instant support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Full text...

  • Annan, Obasanjo call for Anti-AIDS Trust Fund
    26 april 2001 18:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo have called for the establishment of a global trust fund to help raise the necessary resources to battle HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. Full text...

  • African AIDS Summit opens in Abuja
    26 april 2001 14:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Summit on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases opened in Abuja Thursday with several African Heads of State, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former US President Bill Clinton attending. Full text...

  • Mauritius appeals to the US over Kyoto Protocol
    26 april 2001 09:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan has appealed to the United States government to revise its stand over the Kyoto Protocol before the resumption of the sixth meeting of the conference slated for July in Germany. Full text...

  • AIDS virus co-discoverer at Abuja Summit
    25 april 2001 21:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Luc Montaigner, the French scientist, who in 1983 announced the discovery of the AIDS virus with American Robert Gallo, has arrived in Abuja for the African AIDS Summit, called to forge a common front against the disease. Full text...

  • Mauritius at crossroads after boon under Lome Conventions
    25 april 2001 19:27:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Deputy Prime minister Paul Berenger said Mauritius has prospered for more than three decades mainly through trade preferences it enjoyed under the successive Lome Conventions amidst severe swings in the world economy. Full text...

  • Prime Minister says law and order is Govt. priority
    25 april 2001 14:58:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth says his government has made law and order a priority in the country. Full text...

  • New focus after Africa Union comes into force
    25 april 2001 14:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The coming into force of the constitutive act of the African Union, a month after the 36th instrument of ratification is deposited, will not dispel all the doubts that assailed the African diplomatic community these past few months. Full text...

  • Mauritius to crack down on cybercrimes
    24 april 2001 23:34:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian President Cassam Uteem Tuesday announced the government is promulgating a legislation for adequate safeguards against risks and dangers in the Information and communication sector. Full text...

  • Two arrested over 1.7-billion kwacha bank theft
    24 april 2001 20:31:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian authorities are holding a bank clerk and an accomplice in connection with the theft of 1. Full text...

  • Mauritian firm to modernise Tanzania's sugar plant
    24 april 2001 19:19:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Mauritian company and a banking consortium led by Barclays Bank have agreed to finance the rehabilitation of a sugarcane plantation and its factory in northern Tanzania. Full text...

  • OAU seeks International assistance against HIV/AIDS
    24 april 2001 14:50:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has called for a massive international assistance to help Africa to successfully tackle HIV/AIDS, as the technical Ministerial session of the African AIDS Summit got underway in Abuja Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN Radio to transmit AIDS Summit live to Africans
    24 april 2001 14:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Radio says it is covering the Abuja Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases, with a view to reaching a wider audience. Full text...

  • Ministerial session kicks-off African AIDS Summit
    24 april 2001 14:19:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Ministerial/Technical session of the African AIDS Summit opened in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, Tuesday, prefacing a concerted effort by the continent to squarely confront the scourge of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and related infectious diseases. Full text...

  • Mauritania prepares for first African malaria day
    23 april 2001 11:24:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritania health ministry and the National Malaria Eradication Programme have appealed to the media and NGOs in the country to mobilise their resources in sensitising the population about the malaria pandemic in the country. Full text...

  • Mauritius gets European Union grant
    21 april 2001 10:40:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The European Union has donated more than a billion rupees (1 US dollar = 24 rupees) to Mauritius under the 9th European Development Fund (EDF) programme covering the period 2002-2007. Full text...

  • Mauritius moves to project foreign workers
    20 april 2001 22:40:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Labour and Industrial Relations minister Showkatally Soodhun Friday announced the creation of a special unit to take care of foreign workers in the island. Full text...

  • Mauritius to build more Prisons
    20 april 2001 20:45:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government plans to construct three new prisons to cope with the increasing number of detainees, Social Security and National Solidarity Minister, Samioullah Lauthan said Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius Creates Welfare Fund for Tourism Staff
    20 april 2001 18:00:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has announced creation of a welfare fund for workers in the tourism industry. Full text...

  • OAU condemns coup attempt in Burundi
    20 april 2001 17:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim Friday condemned Wednesday's coup attempt in Burundi saying it was an "anachronistic act" that would have derailed the ongoing peace process in that country. Full text...

  • Police Patrol Mauritian Roads on Bikes
    20 april 2001 15:42:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian police force has set up a patrol team that uses bicycles to reach spots not accessible on vehicles. Full text...

  • The nature and process of changes that come with the Union
    20 april 2001 15:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The historic transformation of the OAU into an African Union (AU) will necessitate, in the next twelve months, the confirmation of a legal document that supersedes all preceding ones and the establishment of five organs and six new Pan-African institutions. Full text...

  • President Wade opposes creation of an African Monetary Fund
    20 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has stressed the importance of African states to actively take part in the reform process of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid the surprises like those they now face under the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Full text...

  • UEMOA satisfied with Senegal's convergence programme
    15 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Commission of the West-African Economic and Monetary Union or UEMOA felt that the projections of Senegal's 2000-2003 multi-annual programme is ""compatible with the union's convergence criteria"", Le Journal de l'Economie has reported. Full text...

  • Lesotho ratifies African Union act
    13 march 2001 23:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) --The Kingdom of Lesotho has become the 25th member state of the OAU to submit its instrument of ratification of the constitutive act of the African Union or AU with the continental body, official sources said. Full text...

  • The African Union needs strong media partnership
    13 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) --One week after the ratification of the African Union Treaty both its founders and the bureaucrats in Addis Ababa must now face the hard reality of having to convince even those who have said ""yes"" to the union that the new body will be essentially different from the OAU it seeks to replace. Full text...

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