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  • Govt. to recover 20 million dollars from ex-ministers, others
    26 july 2001 19:25:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government is to recover more than 20 million US dollars from two former Ministers of Commerce and others, indicted by a Judicial Commission of inquiry into the country's Cocoa Export Levy and Cocoa Buffer Stock Funds. Full text...

  • Australian in Sub-Saharan Africa Mining Conference begins
    26 july 2001 16:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's minerals and energy minister Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Thursday opened the Australia in sub-Saharan African Mining Conference in Pretoria, whose goal is to attract investors to the continent. Full text...

  • Mauritius opens training centre for prisoners
    26 july 2001 14:49:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian social security, national solidarity and reform institutions minister Samioullah Lauthan launched Thursday a training centre for prisoners at Petit Verger, 10 km west of Port Louis. Full text...

  • Mauritania makes education compulsory for girls
    26 july 2001 09:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Mauritanian government, in collaboration with the United Nations, has decided to make primary education compulsory in the country in a bid to improve education for girls. Full text...

  • OAU delegation visits Anjouan
    25 july 2001 23:54:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- An OAU delegation led by Francisco Madeira visited Anjouan region Wednesday for consultation to facilitate the ongoing national reconciliation process in the Comoros. Full text...

  • Anti-laundering body set up in Dakar
    25 july 2001 22:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal has been designated to host the International Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa, or GIABA, which was officially launched Wednesday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Discontent rising against Guinea Bissau army chief
    25 july 2001 15:23:00
    Kolda- Senegal (PANA) -- Discontent is rising against Guinea Bissau's army chief of staff, Verissimo Correira Seabra, the Senegalese news agency reported, quoting military officers close to President Kumba Yala. Full text...

  • Pressmen said penalised by State Television Management
    24 july 2001 21:41:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Journalist Fonseca Miranda Sambu, and a cameraman Alexandre Dias, both with the Guinea Bissau State Television, have been ordered to forfeit their pay for various periods for allegedly refusing to accompany the President on a recent local visit, media sources said. Full text...

  • Former Kenyan Minister denies role in Chopper deal
    24 july 2001 19:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Former Finance Minister Simeon Nyachae denied Tuesday, claims that he authorised the purchase of four defective Russian helicopters for the Kenyan police. Full text...

  • Murder of minister's mistress sparks controversy
    23 july 2001 21:58:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The chairman of Guinea Bissau's Human Rights League, Inacio Tavares, has demanded that four suspects in the murder of a woman presumed to have been mistress to the Interior minister Arthur Sanha, stand trial. Full text...

  • Minister decries rising trade in endangered species
    23 july 2001 14:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's minister for state in the Presidency Marsden Madoka on Monday decried the rising illegal trade in live animals in the east, central and southern African region. Full text...

  • Mauritius to celebrate Indian indentured labour
    22 july 2001 14:31:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian cabinet has approved a decision to set aside every 2 November starting in 2002 as a public holiday to celebrate Indian labour immigration to the island nation over 160 years ago. Full text...

  • Japan to build fishing school in Mauritius
    22 july 2001 09:44:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Fisheries minister Sylvio Michel said Sunday Japan would finance the construction of a 200-million rupee (7. Full text...

  • British firm to invest 80 million rupees in Mauritius
    21 july 2001 19:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A British firm, Drennan International, will invest 80 million rupees in industrial and tourism projects in Mauritius, its director, Sally Drennan, said Saturday in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • 1000 angry textile workers protest over wage payment
    20 july 2001 20:09:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 1,000 textile workers from the Apparel Exports Ltd demonstrated Friday on the streets of Port Louis claiming their salaries following the closure of their factory a day earlier. Full text...

  • Senegalese army chief of staff visits Bissau
    20 july 2001 19:58:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Senegalese army Chief of Staff Maj. Full text...

  • ADB grants seven million-dollar loan to Guinea Bissau
    19 july 2001 18:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Development Fund (ADF), the soft-loan window of the African Development Bank, has approved a loan of 5. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches the micro-credit scheme
    19 july 2001 18:01:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The government of Mauritius has launched a micro-credit scheme within the framework of efforts at containing poverty in the country. Full text...

  • Mauritius gets Islamic research centre
    19 july 2001 17:21:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Islamic Association has inaugurated an Islamic history research centre for the Indian Ocean and Mauritius, sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritian sugar workers spoiling for national strike
    19 july 2001 16:01:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Sugar Industry Labourers Union and the Union of Artisans are mobilising the Industry's estimated 20,000 workers for a major rally Sunday to decided on a planned strike. Full text...

  • Court strikes out suit against Deputy Premier
    19 july 2001 13:08:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Mauritian Court sitting in Curepipe, 20-km south of Port Louis, Thursday threw out a private suit against Deputy Prime Minister Paul Berenger, in connection with a 1996 murder. Full text...

  • Priorities of New OAU Secretary General
    18 july 2001 21:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General elect Amara Essy has said one of his priorities is to put in place institutions of the African Union. Full text...

  • NGO against sexual exploitation of minors
    18 july 2001 16:50:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian NGO "Save The Children," appealed Wednesday for urgent measures against sexual exploitation of minors in the country. Full text...

  • Authorities shut College after students' violence
    18 july 2001 15:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Education and Scientific Research Ministry Wednesday ordered the closure of the Stratford College in Quatre-Bornes, 15-km south of the capital, Port Louis, following violence by the students. Full text...

  • 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...

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