Central African Republic -
  • Controversy flares as election approaches in Madagascar
    14 december 2001 10:24:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Complaints have been raised against the Malagasy National Statistics Institute (INSTAT) for numerous anomalies observed in the electoral roll and on polling cards, the MATERA agency reported Thursday. Full text...

  • UNESCO puts Ambohimanga Palace on world heritage list
    12 december 2001 13:49:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Ambohimanga Royal Palace on the outskirts of Antananarivo will be registered this week on UNESCO's world heritage list, the regional news agency, MATERA, said. Full text...

  • Madagascar's presidential campaign now on homestretch
    11 december 2001 23:24:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Six candidates in the presidential election to be held 16 December in Madagascar have been on the campaign trail, canvassing for votes with only a week to go before polling day, MATERA agency said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ratsiraka denies scheming to rig Madagascar's election
    11 december 2001 22:13:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The incumbent Didier Ratsiraka has dismissed opposition claims that he was scheming to rig Madagascar's presidential election coming up 16 December. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Libya bankroll G77 Healthcare Programme
    10 december 2001 13:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and Libya are to contribute 5. Full text...

  • Death of MPs troubles Central African Republic Speaker
    06 december 2001 15:29:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Central African Republic National Assembly president, Luc Apolinaire Dondon Konamabaye, has expressed concern at the loss of two MPs within a period of two months. Full text...

  • CEMAC seeks solution to crisis in the Central African Republic
    06 december 2001 14:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Leaders of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) Wednesday rose from an extraordinary summit in Libreville, Gabon reaffirming their commitment to lasting peace and stability in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Antananarivo's mayor criticised by other candidates
    05 december 2001 22:26:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Antananarivo's current Mayor Marc Ravalomanana has become the main target of criticism by other candidates contesting the 16 December Malagasy presidential election. Full text...

  • Rival candidates criticise the mayor of Antananarivo
    05 december 2001 21:29:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Some presidential candidates in Madagascar have amplified criticisms against Mayor Marc Ravalomanana of Antananarivo, who is also a candidate, for failure to clean the city, the Indian Ocean agency (MATERA) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Chiluba hails Khartoum Summit on Central African Republic
    04 december 2001 12:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba has commended the just-ended mini-Summit in Sudan and expressed optimism that peace would soon return to the troubled Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Regional leaders agree on Peacekeeping force for CAR
    04 december 2001 12:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A regional mini-Summit on the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) ended in Khartoum, Sudan Monday night, with an agreement to set up a peacekeeping force to be deployed to that troubled country. Full text...

  • Film star warns of imminent AIDS explosion in Madagascar
    03 december 2001 20:47:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy film director, Solo Randrasana warns in his latest production, Liza, against trivialising AIDS in the country where "explosive relaxation of sexual behaviours" exists. Full text...

  • President Patasse to attend Khartoum and Libreville meetings
    03 december 2001 12:57:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- President Ange Felix Patasse of the Central African Republic is in Khartoum, Sudan to attend a meeting of Sahel Community Heads of State on the conflict between his government and troops loyal to dismissed Army chief of staff Francois Bozize, now on exile in Chad. Full text...

  • Madagascar grants election observers accreditation
    03 december 2001 12:44:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- About 20 organisations have so far been approved as observers for the 16 December presidential election in Madagascar, according to the National Electoral Council (CNE). Full text...

  • CEMAC, SIN-SAD discuss Central African unrest
    01 december 2001 19:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) will meet Monday in Libreville at the initiative of Gabonese President Omar Bongo, to discuss the situation in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Central African Republic to re-examine relations with France
    29 november 2001 20:35:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- President Ange-Felix Patasse of the Central African Republic (CAR), wants his country and former colonial power France, to "re-examine" their bilateral relations. Full text...

  • EU calls for free and fair elections in Madagascar
    28 november 2001 14:24:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union said Wednesday in Brussels that it was keenly following preparations for the 16 December presidential elections in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Rebels supporting General Bozize flee to Chad
    28 november 2001 11:43:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Rebels supporting General Francois Bozize were at the weekend driven out of two areas they had occupied last week in northern Central African Republic, an independent source has confirmed. Full text...

  • Gabonese leader deplores CEMAC's silence over CAR crisis
    28 november 2001 00:02:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo of Gabon Tuesday deplored what he said was the nonchalance of member countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), in the face of the tensions in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Govt forces regain control of two Central African towns
    27 november 2001 23:19:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Government forces in the Central African Republic are reported to have regained control of the towns of Kabo and Batangafo in the north of the country, spokesman for the Presidency, Prosper Ndouba, told PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Malagasy band participates in French music festival
    27 november 2001 23:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- N'Java, a band from Madagascar, is expected to take part in the six-day 23rd modern dance and music festival of Rennes (western France) scheduled to start Tuesday, the organisers said. Full text...

  • Shop employees form trade union in Madagascar
    27 november 2001 17:47:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- About 20,000 employees of duty-free shops in Madagascar have formed an association to protect their rights and interests, MATERA news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Madagascar presidential election campaigns roll off
    26 november 2001 23:47:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The six candidates in Madagascar's presidential election coming up 16 December officially began their campaigns on Sunday. Full text...

  • Stepping up anti-Trypanosomiasis campaign in Central Africa
    25 november 2001 18:30:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Health Ministers from Central African countries have at their just-ended meeting in Bangui, agreed to intensify the fight against Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Madagascar gets 600 new polling stations
    23 november 2001 16:54:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Malagasy Interior Ministry has announced the creation of 600 additional polling stations for the country's next presidential elections on 16 December. Full text...

  • New car assembly plant for Madagascar
    23 november 2001 13:43:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Construction Automobile de Madagascar (CAM), is setting up a car assembly in Sambaina, 45-km west of the Malagasy capital, Antananarivo, officials of the Company said. Full text...

  • Bangui authorities say Bozize supporters can return home
    23 november 2001 07:50:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Defence minister in the Central African Republic, Pierre Angoa, has appealed to soldiers and security agents who escaped to neighbouring Chad with Gen. Full text...

  • Madagascar takes full advantage of AGOA
    19 november 2001 23:07:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- A forum on the US AGOA law which favours more trade between America and African countries has praised Madagascar for taking full advantage of the act by substantially increasing exports to the US, the sub-regional news agency, MATERA, said. Full text...

  • CAR president blasts Central African military
    19 november 2001 11:25:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Central African president Ange-Félix Patasse has strongly criticised his country's military, denouncing their "indiscipline, politicisation and the embezzlement of equipment and daily food rations of soldiers". Full text...

  • Kadhafi discusses Central African Republic's affairs with Annan
    18 november 2001 15:06:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Bangui Govt. to determine workers' salary arrears
    17 november 2001 18:11:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Central African government plans to appoint an independent audit to determine the actual amount owed the country's civil servants, Prime Minister Martin Ziguélé has announced. Full text...

  • Malagasy candidates push for free and fair polls
    16 november 2001 23:39:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Candidates standing for the 16 December presidential election in Madagascar are campaigning for a free, transparent and fair election a few days ahead of the beginning of the electoral campaign. Full text...

  • Indian Ocean trade fair to open in Madagascar
    16 november 2001 23:12:00
    Victoria- the Seychelles (PANA) -- Thirteen companies from the Seychelles and Madagascar are currently taking part at the first ever Indian Ocean crafts industry exhibition (AROCI) running 14- 18 November in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Malagasy lecturer criticises France over visa refusal
    16 november 2001 15:19:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A Malagasy academician and former cabinet minister, Mireille Rakotomalala has criticised officials at the French Consulate in Madagascar over their discrimination in issuing visas for travel to the French overseas territory of Reunion. Full text...

  • President Patasse hardens stance against opposition
    15 november 2001 17:28:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Central African Republic President Ange-Felix Patasse has issued a severe warning to "opposition parties and all those who are tempted by coups or terrorism". Full text...

  • Central African Republic minister warns of ramifications
    14 november 2001 19:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Finance minister Eric Sorongope-Zamandji has warned that should the Central African Republic (CAR) plunge into chaos, the rest of the central African sub region would sink with it. Full text...

  • CAR opposition calls for talks
    13 november 2001 20:49:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Fourteen opposition parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) Tuesday called for the opening of national talks on problems dogging the country. Full text...

  • Party goes neutral on Madagascar presidential election
    12 november 2001 19:29:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The AKFM Renouveau party led by former Malagasy National Assembly Speaker, Pastor Richard Andriamanjato, has decided not to support any of the candidates running for Madagascar's presidential election billed for 16 December. Full text...

  • Opposition seeks posture of Pretoria on WCAR
    12 november 2001 07:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance has asked the government to urgently clarify its position on the status of the Declaration and the Plan of Action adopted at the "disastrous" World Conference on Racism (WCAR) in Durban last September. Full text...

  • Former Madagascar President Hopeful for a Comeback
    09 november 2001 22:24:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Supporters of former Madagascar president Albert Zafy believe he stands a chance to win the 16 December presidential election, the Indian Ocean News Agency, MATERA, reported Friday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi sends delegation to assess crisis Bangui
    08 november 2001 22:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A high-powered Libyan delegation arrived in Bangui Wednesday night to assess events in the Central African Republic and initiate consultations with concerned parties for the restoration of peace in that country, official sources said Thursday in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Calm returns to Bangui after flight of Gen. Bozize
    08 november 2001 20:32:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, calmed down Thursday after government troops took full control of the city. Full text...

  • Antananarivo Mayor's backers to form support committee
    07 november 2001 22:21:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Political parties and political associations backing Marc Ravalomanana in the 16 December presidential election in Madagascar are mobilising to create a support committee. Full text...

  • Carter Center in Lusaka to observe elections
    07 november 2001 21:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- In preparations to observe Zambia's upcoming tripartite elections, the US-based Carter Democratic Institute has set up an office in Lusaka, local press reports confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Obasanjo discuss CAR crisis
    07 november 2001 16:53:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Kadhafi pursues consultations on CAR crisis
    07 november 2001 16:34:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Ange Felix Patasse, and Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Libyan troops in Bangui to help CAR President
    06 november 2001 22:00:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The departure of some 100 Libyan troops for Bangui was not officially confirmed Tuesday in Tripoli, but reliable sources indicated to PANA that an Iliouchine IL 76 type aircraft left Tripoli late Sunday afternoon for Bangui. Full text...

  • Libyan troops Bangui to help CAR President
    06 november 2001 21:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The departure of some 100 Libyan troops for Bangui was not officially confirmed Tuesday in Tripoli, but reliable sources indicated to PANA that an Iliouchine IL 76 type aircraft left Tripoli late Sunday afternoon for Bangui. Full text...

  • Libyan, Chadian and Sudanese ministers discuss CAR situation
    06 november 2001 20:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan minister for African Union affairs Ali Triki on Tuesday held discussions with his counterparts from neighbouring Chad and Sudan in a bid to find a peaceful solution to the armed confrontation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Bangui still tense
    06 november 2001 12:57:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The situation was still tense in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic (CAR) Tuesday, four days after the crisis triggered by government's attempt to arrest former Army Chief, Gen. Full text...

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