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  • Victims describe acts of racism in England, Australia and the US
    05 september 2001 08:15:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Victims of gross human rights abuses in England, Australia and the United States have added their voices to a special forum being held as part of the World Conference Against Racism in Durban. Full text...

  • Comoros calls for liberation of Mayotte
    04 september 2001 23:50:00
    Durban- South-Africa (PANA) -- At the World Conference against Racism underway in Durban, South Africa, the government of Comoros has appealed to the international community to help liberate the island of Mayotte from colonial administration. Full text...

  • Trans-Atlantic solidarity in favour of reparations
    04 september 2001 23:48:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The world conference against racism and discrimination Tuesday staged a trans-Atlantic solidarity rally in favour of reparations for the prejudices endured for centuries by black communities and those of African origin. Full text...

  • WCAR debate moves on without the US and Israel
    04 september 2001 23:28:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The general debate at the World Conference against Racism continued Tuesday without the US and Israeli delegations, which withdraw the previous evening, and speakers addressed such modern forms of intolerance as xenophobia against migrant workers, the role of education and the racism of sanctions. Full text...

  • Play focuses on racism and reconciliation
    04 september 2001 23:17:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Personal stories of Apartheid brutality, injustice and the complex issues of truth and reconciliation are being staged on the sidelines of the World Conference against Racism holding in Durban. Full text...

  • Victims of racism describe horrific ordeals
    04 september 2001 23:05:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- A 15-year-old South African school girl fought back tears on Monday as she described the humiliation she endured when she was wrongfully accused of shoplifting and painted white last year. Full text...

  • Jewish NGOs withdraw from WCAR in solidarity with Israel
    04 september 2001 17:33:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- A number of Jewish non- governmental organisations have announced their withdrawal from the World Conference Against Racism on Tuesday, hours after the official Israeli delegation withdrew in solidarity with the US. Full text...

  • Play focuses on racism and reconciliation
    04 september 2001 16:18:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Personal stories of Apartheid brutality, injustice and the complex issues of truth and reconciliation are being staged alongside debates and presentations at the ongoing World Conference against Racism in Durban. Full text...

  • WCAR debate moves on without US and Israel
    04 september 2001 12:43:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The general debate of the World Conference against Racism continued Tuesday without the US and Israeli delegations which withdrew late Monday. Full text...

  • Human Rights Commissioner Says WCAR Goals Attainable
    04 september 2001 12:24:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson says despite the withdrawal of the US and Israeli delegations from the World Conference Against Racism, she is confident that the conference will achieve its mandate. Full text...

  • US bolting from WCAR angers ANC, Palestinian delegations
    04 september 2001 11:00:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- As Israeli and US delegates jetted out of Durban on Tuesday, hours after announcing their withdrawal from the World Conference Against Racism, representatives of NGOs and human rights organizations continued to condemn the move. Full text...

  • Disappointment as U.S. Bolts Race Conference
    04 september 2001 08:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Human Rights Watch Tuesday decried the decision of the United States delegation to withdraw from the UN World Conference against Racism being held in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Victims of racism describe their horrific ordeals
    04 september 2001 08:32:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- A 15-year-old South African schoolgirl fought back tears as she described the humiliation she endured when she was wrongfully accused of shoplifting and painted white last year. Full text...

  • Fallout continues after Israel, US withdraw from WCAR
    04 september 2001 08:21:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The fallout following the decision of the United States and Israel to completely withdraw from the World Conference Against Racism continued Tuesday with delegates warning that the event could become a "total failure". Full text...

  • Angola asks South Africa for 10 billion dollars
    03 september 2001 23:59:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The Angolan government Sunday night in Durban reminded the UN conference on racism of "the 10 billion dollars that a UN Security Council resolution has ordered the apartheid regime to pay as reparations". Full text...

  • African platform at the Durban Conference
    03 september 2001 23:46:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Notwithstanding their divergences on key controversial issues, Africans at the ongoing World Conference Against Racism converged in Durban with a nine- item platform adopted way back January at a preparatory conference held in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Mocumbi encourages citizens to denounce racism
    03 september 2001 23:27:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi has encouraged fellow citizens to come forward and denounce any acts of racism and discrimination they may suffer based on the colour of their skin. Full text...

  • US withdrawal compounds proceedings at WCAR
    03 september 2001 23:24:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Most of the 154 countries officially registered for the World Conference Against Racism in Durban appear to be sticking to their Positions, with the US withdrawal Monday compounding the slow progress recorded by the Conference working groups. Full text...

  • Sudan shocked by Museveni's statement
    03 september 2001 23:17:00
    Durban- South-Africa (PANA) -- The Sudanese minister of justice, Ali Mohamed Osman Yasni, declared Sunday night that he was "shocked by the comparison made by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni between the situation in the Middle East and the living conditions of blacks in Sudan". Full text...

  • DR Congo denounces "genocide" of its people
    03 september 2001 23:04:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday brought to the attention of the World Conference Against Racism "the insidious genocide" suffered by its people in the last three years. Full text...

  • Annan regrets US withdrawal from WCAR in Durban
    03 september 2001 22:52:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, currently touring Africa's troubled Great Lakes region, Monday described as "unfortunate and regrettable," the US withdrawal from the ongoing World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • UNDP spotlights link between human rights and development
    03 september 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme has underscored the need for concrete steps against intolerance and racial discrimination to help the world meet development targets at the World Conference Against Racism which began Sunday in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • US slammed for withdrawing from WCAR
    03 september 2001 21:32:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The US decision to withdraw from the ongoing World Conference Against Racism in Durban over critical comments against Israel has drawn sharp criticism from host country South Africa. Full text...

  • Africa's spokesman calls for a compensation mechanism
    03 september 2001 15:14:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Zambian Vice President, Enoch P. Full text...

  • Dodging compensation for slavery to avoid complications
    03 september 2001 12:36:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The principle of compensation which is one of the hurdles at the World Conference against Racism, was deliberately caricatured to such an extent that one can't see the wood for the trees. Full text...

  • Orthodox Jews cause a stir at WCAR
    03 september 2001 11:51:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Several heads of state and government and thousands of delegates have set the stage for plenary debate that will guide the work of the historic UN Conference against Racism under way here. Full text...

  • Plight of a modern day slave moves delegates
    03 september 2001 10:00:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The plight of a 17-year-old slave from Niger has touched the hearts of delegates at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban. Full text...

  • Poverty, underdevelopment caused by slavery and colonisation
    03 september 2001 09:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- A number of government ministers from developing countries have told the World Conference Against Racism in Durban that many of the problems facing their nations, including poverty and underdevelopment, were linked to slavery and colonialism. Full text...

  • Durban conference in halting pace
    02 september 2001 18:08:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Notwithstanding the delivery of about 60 speeches highlighting efforts at national and regional levels to contain the vice, the World Conference against Racism (WCAR) underway in Durban, South Africa since Friday, has made little progress. Full text...

  • Zuma hopeful of breakthrough against global racism
    02 september 2001 15:06:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Vice-President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said that his government wass hopeful that delegates attending the World Conference Against Racism would be able to agree on a number of contentious issues of the agenda. Full text...

  • Kenyan paper chides West for trivialising Durban conference
    02 september 2001 13:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper has called on the leaders of poor countries to draw a lesson from the attitude of rich countries toward the ongoing conference on racism in Durban and pull together to protect their interests. Full text...

  • US threatens to completely withdraw from WCAR
    02 september 2001 13:33:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The issue of Zionism continues to dog the World Conference Against Racism in Durban as the United States, which has come under enormous criticism for refusing to send Secretary of State Colin Powell to the gathering, on Sunday threatened to completely withdraw from the event. Full text...

  • Kagame slams colonial powers for seeds of genocide
    02 september 2001 11:33:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame returned home Sunday afternoon from the World Conference against Racism in Durban, in South Africa, where he called on African leaders to empower their people and African institutions as an insurance against discrimination and intolerance. Full text...

  • Annan calls business to make a stand against discrimination
    02 september 2001 10:52:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- It is vital that company heads send a consistent message that they will not tolerate discrimination in hiring or promotion practices and make clear that their companies will uphold human rights in their operations, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Saturday. Full text...

  • Victims describe harrowing tales of racial abuse
    02 september 2001 10:20:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- A group of victims of racism on Saturday began relating harrowing accounts of the ordeals they have been through. Full text...

  • Racism has enslaved Sudanese blacks, says Museveni
    02 september 2001 09:38:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Racism has taken a heavy toll on the black people of Sudan in the past 50 years, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Saturday in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Fidel Castro wants appropriate compensation for injustices
    01 september 2001 18:47:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Cuban President Fidel Castro on Saturday strongly called for appropriate compensation for all the injustices that Black populations, American Indians and the Aborigines of Africa, America and Asia suffered throughout history. Full text...

  • Wade proposes special plan for the Diaspora
    01 september 2001 18:05:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade on Saturday suggested the development of "a special plan" aimed at "correcting the numerous injustices which Blacks of the Diaspora are still victims of". Full text...

  • Mandela makes his presence felt at WCAR
    01 september 2001 14:15:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Nelson Mandela, the man whose name became synonymous with human rights, may not be attending the World Conference Against Racism, but he has certainly made his presence felt. Full text...

  • March against global racism brings Durban to a standstill
    01 september 2001 13:59:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- An estimated 40,000 people marched through the streets of Durban Saturday in a dramatic protest against global racism. Full text...

  • Teenager calls for understanding of Palestinian issues
    01 september 2001 11:02:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Fifteen-year-old Manar Abbas comes across as an unlikely hero. Full text...

  • Report says South Africa is not awash with racial friction
    01 september 2001 10:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- For every South African who thinks race relations have deteriorated in the past few years, there are two who think they have improved. Full text...

  • UN mission in Congo negotiates use M'Poko air base
    31 august 2001 20:48:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Central African Republic authorities and officials of the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC) have not yet agreed on how much the world body's peacekeeping mission should pay for the utilisation of the M'Poko air base. Full text...

  • African Youth Group asks Kagame to be its patron
    31 august 2001 19:36:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The African Youth Group on the International Steering Committee for the World Conference Against Racism has requested Rwandan President Paul Kagame to be its patron, it was disclosed here late Friday. Full text...

  • NGOs stage protest at Durban
    31 august 2001 15:06:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of people marched through the streets of Durban Friday at the start of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to protest against a number of issues, including Zionism, landlessness in South Africa and India's caste system. Full text...

  • Mbeki opens World Conference Against Racism
    31 august 2001 14:17:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki, Friday called on participants at the World Conference Against Racism to "discuss practical means" of eliminating forever "the anachronistic images of black and brown ghettos of poverty" existing in the world. Full text...

  • South African President advocates century of hope
    31 august 2001 11:44:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki Friday acknowledged international support in ending apartheid, saying the victory should inspire the Durban world conference against racism to work at making the 21st Century one that restored to all, their human dignity. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan sees South Africa as an inspiration
    31 august 2001 09:42:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Friday paid glowing tribute to the host of the World Conference Against Racism, saying South Africa had provided a beacon of hope for Africa and the rest of the world. Full text...

  • Police tighten security as racism conference begins
    31 august 2001 08:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African police have thrown a ring of steel around Durban's International Convention Centre and say they are prepared for any eventuality during the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) that began Friday in the port city of Durban. Full text...

  • WCAR officially starts in Durban
    31 august 2001 08:24:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Conference Against Racism kicked off in earnest Friday morning with the opening ceremony in Durban. Full text...

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