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  • Seychelles' Rene greets new OIF chief
    06 january 2003 18:16:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- President France Albert Rene of Seychelles, has sent a goodwill message to former Senegalese leader, Abdou Diouf, who assumed office last week as new Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF). Full text...

  • Niamey to host a meeting of broadcast media professionals
    08 december 2002 11:51:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- This year's workshop for broadcast professionals within the Francophonie (SERFOR) has been slated for 13-18 December in Niamey, officials in the Niger capital confirmed Sunday. Full text...

  • OIF names Kouyate envoy to Cote d'Ivoire
    13 november 2002 18:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has named former Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Executive Secretary Lansana Kouyate as its special envoy to Cote d'Ivoire as part of efforts to help resolve the crisis in the West African country. Full text...

  • Beninese dailies comment on Diouf's election as OIF boss
    25 october 2002 20:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf's election to head the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) stole the limelight among newspapers in Benin this week. Full text...

  • Bongo for review of Francophonie head's election system
    24 october 2002 21:42:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo on Thursday called for changes in the procedure of electing the secretary general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF). Full text...

  • Congolese papers dwell on Diouf's election to head OIF
    22 october 2002 21:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Tuesday newspapers in Brazzaville dwelt at length on last Sunday's election of former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf as secretary general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) and the last minute withdrawal of Congo's Henri Lopès. Full text...

  • Cameroonian paper accuses Chirac of forcing Diouf on OIF
    21 october 2002 14:00:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- While state-owned Cameroon Tribune Monday reported without comment on Sunday's election of former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf as Secretary General of the International Organisation of Francophonie (OIF), the private daily Mutations has accused France of facilitating Diouf's victory. Full text...

  • Algeria plans to join Francophonie
    20 october 2002 18:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria is considering to join the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), the country's foreign minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem said at the French-speaking body's summit in Beirut, Lebanon. Full text...

  • Algeria joins Francophonie Organisation
    19 october 2002 16:24:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria is to join the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), Foreign Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem hinted Friday, on the sidelines of the Francophonie summit underway in Beirut, Lebanon. Full text...

  • Battle on to succeed Boutros Ghali at Francophonie summit
    19 october 2002 11:24:00
    Beirut- Lebanon (PANA) -- Tough lobbying is under way at the biannual International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) summit in Beirut, where a new secretary general, to succeed Boutros Boutros Ghali of Egypt, will be named before the three-day event ends Sunday. Full text...

  • RSF urges for suspension of Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea
    18 october 2002 23:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France-based Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), a world media watchdog, has appealed to members of the Francophonie to suspend Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia from the organisation for violating press freedom. Full text...

  • President Buyoya leaves for Beirut summit
    17 october 2002 22:50:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi leader Pierre Buyoya left Bujumbura Thursday for Beirut to attend the 9th ordinary Francophonie summit which opens Friday in the Lebanese capital. Full text...

  • Madagascar wants OIF to send observers to its December polls
    17 october 2002 21:38:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy Foreign Minister Marcel Ranjeva has urged the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) to send observers to the country's 15 December parliamentary elections. Full text...

  • Mauritanian delegation off to Francophonie Summit
    17 october 2002 18:19:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A Mauritanian official delegation led by Prime Minister Cheikh El Avia ould Mohamed Khouna, left Nouakchott Wednesday for Beirut to attend the 9th Francophonie Summit slated for 18-20 October in the Lebanese capital. Full text...

  • Paris-based Congolese oppose Lopez's bid to head OIF
    04 october 2002 18:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A Paris-based Congolese association Has claimed that the country's ambassador to France, Henri Lopez, is not the right candidate to become the next secretary general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF). Full text...

  • Bouteflika may attend Lebanon Francophonie summit
    01 october 2002 23:04:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- For the first time in the history of Algeria, the country could be represented at the next Francophonie summit to be held from 18 to 20 October in Beirut, Lebanon. Full text...

  • Congolese leader affirms compatriot's OIF executive bid
    25 september 2002 15:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Congolese President Denis Sassou N'Guessou affirmed earlier this week that the Central African country was maintaining the candidacy of its national Henri Lopes, for the position of secretary general of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF). Full text...

  • Boutros Ghali condemns attempt to destabilise Cote d'Ivoire
    19 september 2002 18:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), Thursday condemned what he called attempts to destabilise Cote d'Ivoire, saying the use of arms against an elected government can never be justified. Full text...

  • Diouf's bid to head Francophonie gets nod in Kinshasa
    04 september 2002 18:03:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congolese intellectuals have expressed support for the bid by former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf to become secretary general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF). Full text...

  • OIF underlines cultural diversity in sustainable development
    26 august 2002 20:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- "Cultural diversity is an essential dimension of sustainable development," says Boutros Boutros- Ghali, Secretary General of the Francophonie International Organisation (OIF) in a message to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Diouf tipped to become new Francophonie boss
    12 august 2002 22:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf has "real chances" to be elected the next Secretary General of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), a source close to the presidency in Dakar said Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritius supports Abdou Diouf for Francophonie job
    09 august 2002 20:17:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Friday declared its support for former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf's bid for the post of Secretary General of the Francophonie International Organisation (OIF). Full text...

  • Francophonie mayors to engage in AIDS control programmes
    02 april 2002 23:15:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The International Association of Francophonie Mayors (AIMF) said it would start supporting AIDS control programmes in African Francophone countries, Port Louis mayor, Moorgesh Veerabadren, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • French-speaking mayors meet in Bamako
    15 march 2002 23:11:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The International Association of French-speaking mayors will hold here Saturday a symposium on "Cities and Informal Economy", it was officially announced Friday. Full text...

  • Niger Speaker to chair Francophonie Parliament in 2003
    11 march 2002 13:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Niger National Assembly Speaker Mahamane Ousmane will head the Francophonie Parliamentary Assembly (AFP) beginning July 2003, according to official sources in Paris. Full text...

  • Francophonie organisation to promote local African languages
    06 march 2002 22:05:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) plans to provide substantial funding in the coming months to promote local African languages, OIF sources revealed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Francophonie sends fact-finding mission to Madagascar
    06 february 2002 18:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Francophonie parliamentary Assembly has sent a fact-finding mission to Madagascar to secure "objective information" on the current political stalemate in that island nation, the assembly announced Wednesday in Paris. Full text...

  • Africa is Francophonie's hope, says French official
    09 january 2002 23:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The African continent can definitely be in the forefront of the Francophone's economic space if it took advantage of its immense potential, said Michel Roussin, vice president of the Movement of France's Enterprises (MEDEF). Full text...

  • Francophonie Games for Niger in 2005
    18 december 2001 22:39:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The executive secretary of the Francophonie Games international committee, Michel Dach has expressed satisfaction to President Mamadou Tandja over Niger's choice by donors and the Francophone family to host the next Francophone Games in December 2005 in Niamey. Full text...

  • Cameroonian immigrant challenges male dominance in Francophonie
    24 september 2001 21:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Calixthe Beyala says she has seen her stars rise. Full text...

  • Congo's Lopez wins support for Francophonie post
    04 august 2001 18:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A group of Senegalese intellectuals and artists have created a support committee for Henri Lopes who is vying to be thenext Secretary General of the International Organisation of the Francophonie currently occupied by the Egyptian Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Full text...

  • France sues for consensus on choice of OIF executive
    25 july 2001 21:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has sided with calls for the designation by consensus of the next Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), Foreign ministry spokesman François Rivasseau said. Full text...

  • Lopes optimistic to become Francophonie secretary general
    19 july 2001 21:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Henri Lopes, the Congolese candidate for the post of secretary-general of the International Francophonie organisation has expressed optimism that he would get elected. Full text...

  • No Chadian boxers at Francophonie Games
    18 july 2001 20:49:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Three Chadian boxers, selected to represent the central African country at the Francophonie Games in Ottawa, Canada, have failed to travel for lack of visas. Full text...

  • Togo backs Boutros Ghali for re-election
    17 july 2001 14:42:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo will support Boutros Boutros Ghali's bid for re-election as Secretary-General of the Francophonie organisation, Togolese Foreign Minister Panou Koffi has announced in Lome. Full text...

  • Benin delegation for 4th Francophonie Games
    12 july 2001 20:48:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A second Benin delegation left Cotonou Thursday for the 14-24 July 4th Francophonie Games in Ottawa, Canada, official sources said. Full text...

  • Wade refuses to back Diouf for Francophonie post
    22 june 2001 23:48:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has stated that he would not support a bid by his predecessor, Abdou Diuof, to head the International Organisation of the Francophonie during the body's summit in Beirut, Lebanon. Full text...

  • Culture ministerial conference opens in Cotonou
    15 june 2001 19:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The third conference of French- speaking ministers of culture is underway in Cotonou with participants from some 55 countries discussing cultural diversity within the Francophonie. Full text...

  • Experts' meeting opens in Cotonou
    13 june 2001 22:53:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Experts from Francophonie member countries Wednesday in Cotonou began preparations for the organisation's third conference of Culture ministers expected to discuss cultural diversity 14-15 June in the Benin capital. Full text...

  • Francophonie agency props film industry in the South
    30 may 2001 19:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Intergovernmental Agency of the Francophonie has announced the disbursement of 5,620,000 French Francs to support the production of 25 new films and other audio- visual productions in developing member countries. Full text...

  • Francophonie election observers for Chad
    18 may 2001 21:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), says it is sending a mission to monitor Chad's Presidential elections on Sunday. Full text...

  • APF 9th regional assembly afoot in Niger
    03 may 2001 18:59:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The 9th regional confab of the Francophonie Parliamentary Assembly (APF), Africa Zone, is underway in Niamey with focus on culture and HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Experts discuss environmental impact assessment
    24 april 2001 23:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The sixth environmental impact assessment symposium entered its second day in Cotonou Tuesday involving about 100 experts from member states of the International Francophonie Organisation The theme of this year's meeting which ends on Friday are "energy choices: from impact assessment to strategic environmental assessment". Full text...

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