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  • 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...

  • Guinea-Bissau arrests two journalists
    19 june 2001 14:15:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Editor Joao de Barros and his colleague Athizar Mendes on the "Diario" newpaper in Guinea Bissau have been arrested by Interior Ministry officials for publishing articles against President Kumba Yalla. Full text...

  • Tribunal told that Minister directed irregular payment
    19 june 2001 07:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Tribunal investigating three cabinet Ministers accused of diverting two billion kwacha from parliament to finance the last National Convention of Zambia's ruling party heard Monday that one of the Ministers exceeded his powers. Full text...

  • Zambian envoy meets Jammeh
    18 june 2001 22:29:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Monday received and invitation from his Zambian counterpart, Frederick Chiluba, to attend the 37th OAU summit in Lusaka from 9-11 July. Full text...

  • Mauritian police arrest 10 demonstrators
    18 june 2001 19:07:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian police on Monday morning briefly arrested 10 people who staged a protest against the envisaged voluntary retirement of of 6,200 sugar industry workers. Full text...

  • Bissau government in financial dire straits
    18 june 2001 16:43:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- A local newspaper had highlighted the grim situation of the Bissau-Guinean government, noting that the country's internal debt alone had piled up to some 15 billion francs CFA (1 US dollar = 700 FCFA). Full text...

  • Yala says Nigeria ready to assist Guinea-Bissau
    16 june 2001 16:41:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Nigeria is to assist Guinea Bissau develop its agriculture and transport sectors, President Koumba Yala has said. Full text...

  • Cigarettes prices go up in Mauritius
    15 june 2001 22:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The price of cigarettes has risen in Mauritius following a government decision to restructure taxes on such products. Full text...

  • Sugar cane harvest starts in Mauritius
    15 june 2001 16:21:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Sugar cane harvesting started Thursday in the Saint Felix sugar plantation, south of Mauritius, where the first crop was delivered to the factory early Friday. Full text...

  • Wade to attend Lusaka OAU summit
    15 june 2001 10:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has confirmed his participation at the 37th summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Lusaka, Zambia from 9 to 11 July. Full text...

  • Sugar Industry to cut jobs
    14 june 2001 20:58:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Agriculture, Food Technology and Natural Resources Minister, Pravind Jugnauth said the country's Sugar industry is to shed an undisclosed number of jobs under a restructuring programme. Full text...

  • OAU initiates Tsetse eradication campaign
    14 june 2001 17:41:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU on Thursday unveiled plans for a Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) in a bid to curb sleeping sickness. Full text...

  • Kumba Yala visits Nigeria
    14 june 2001 13:49:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- President Kumba Yala of Guinea Bissau is in Nigeria for a two-day official visit. Full text...

  • Kumba Yala visits Nigeria
    14 june 2001 11:41:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- President Kumba Yala of Bissau-Guinean is Nigeria for a two-day official visit. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: both a health problem and a societal virus
    13 june 2001 23:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At the ongoing OAU-Civil Society conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a guest speaker Wednesday asserted that the HIV/AIDS pandemic was not simply a health problem but also an obstacle to economic development and social advancement. Full text...

  • Saudi Arabia to build teaching hospital in Morocco
    11 june 2001 10:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Saudi Arabia has agreed to build a university teaching hospital in Fes under a cooperation agreement between both countries, state television TVM reported. Full text...

  • Ibrahima Fall aspires to be OAU boss without Senegal's backing
    10 june 2001 15:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese national Ibrahima Fall would like to be the next secretary general of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • Spanish Fisheries minister visits Nouakchott
    10 june 2001 15:31:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Spain's minister for Fisheries, Miguel Arias Canete, was in the Mauritanian capital this weekend on a two-day visit to boost relations between Nouakchotte and Madrid. Full text...

  • Consortium loses bid for Botswana motor plant
    10 june 2001 10:07:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) ­ The South Africa conso-rtium which won a bid to buy most of the assets of the collapsed Hyundai Motor Company of Botswana have failed to pay within the agreed time. Full text...

  • Diabetes joins major killer diseases in Mauritius
    08 june 2001 22:41:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 50 percent of deaths in Mauritius was caused by cardio vascular diseases while diabetes remains the other major cause, health minister Ashok Jugnauth disclosed Friday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Lusaka ready to host the 37th OAU Summit
    08 june 2001 20:13:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Zambia's foreign minister Keli Walubita on Thursday declared in Lome that Lusaka was ready to host the 37th OAU Summit in July. Full text...

  • Zambia denies support to female candidate for OAU job
    08 june 2001 18:06:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian politician and woman activist, Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, has failed to get the support of her home government to vie for the post of Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) at its Lusaka Summit in July. Full text...

  • Bankers arrested for money laundering
    08 june 2001 17:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Friday arrested three top management officials from the closed United Bank of Zambia in connection with money laundering activities at the bank, said DEC public relations officer Nason Banda in Lusaka. Full text...

  • OAU to hold civil society conference
    07 june 2001 22:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU will next week convene an African Civil Society Conference aimed at promoting civil society in Africa and developing modalities and mechanism that will enhance collaboration between the OAU and African civil society organizations. Full text...

  • Deputy Premier Accused of Assisting Murder Suspect
    07 june 2001 21:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Deputy Prime Minister Paul Berenger faces a charge of aiding and abetting a murder suspect to escape arrest. Full text...

  • Salim says OAU transformation will dominate Lusaka Summit
    07 june 2001 17:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim, said in Lusaka Thursday that the transformation of the OAU into the African Union would be a key issue at the 9-11 July Summit in the Zambian capital. Full text...

  • Bissau authorities seize 140 kg of expired drugs
    07 june 2001 14:21:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Health authorities in Guinea- Bissau have seized some 140 kg of expired medicines from several pharmacies and peddlers in the black market. Full text...

  • King Mohammed VI receives Mauritanian message
    06 june 2001 23:24:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI on Wednesday received a message from the Mauritanian President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. Full text...

  • Minister wants to turn Mauritius into paradise
    06 june 2001 17:14:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan said that he hoped "that when we meet on World Environment Day next year, Mauritius would have got rid of all its eye-sores, polluting industries and damaged lagoons. Full text...

  • Minister wants to turn Mauritius into paradise
    06 june 2001 17:13:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan said that he hoped "that when we meet on World Environment Day next year, Mauritius would have got rid of all its eye-sores, polluting industries and damaged lagoons. Full text...

  • Mauritius to invest 670 million rupees in environmental projects
    06 june 2001 16:36:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime minister Anerood Jugnauth announced Tuesday night that the government has devised 72 projects worth 670 million rupees (29. Full text...

  • Sun Resorts rake in 247 million rupees in profits
    06 june 2001 15:37:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius PANA) -- The leading hotel group in Mauritius, Sun Resorts, announced Wednesday it earned 247 million rupees in profits in the first quarter of this year as compared to 233 million rupees (29. Full text...

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