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  • Slavery's disastrous impact on Africa
    21 august 2001 20:01:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- As postulated by History Professor Daniel Abwa of Cameroonian nationality, the major consequence of the Slave Trade for Africa was its being stripped of its manpower. Full text...

  • Thousands protest against Israel ahead of WCAR
    21 august 2001 16:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An estimated 30,000 Muslims marched through the streets of Cape Town on Tuesday protesting against Israel's oppression of Palestinians. Full text...

  • Scholar says reparation for slavery is not enough
    21 august 2001 10:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- In the run up to the Durban conference on racism, an African sociologist has asserted that even if pecuniary reparations were paid to African by the West for slavery and colonisation, these might not necessarily be the ultimate solution to the continent's developmental problems. Full text...

  • Racists considered Blacks sub humans
    20 august 2001 22:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Advocates of racism against Blacks actually held the outrageous view that the Negro was sub human. Full text...

  • Opposition wants issues in Zimbabwe to feature at WCAR
    20 august 2001 12:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy leader Marthinus van Schalkwyk of the opposition Democratic Alliance has called on Pretoria to ensure that ongoing violence and "racism against white Zimbabweans" feature on the agenda at the forthcoming World Conference Against Racism in Durban. Full text...

  • Controversy persists on WCAR agenda
    19 august 2001 14:03:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Foreign Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said Sunday that the contentious issues of Zionism being equated to racism and that of reparations for slavery, were still on the agenda of the UN World Conference Against Racism. Full text...

  • Advocacy for a shared human history
    19 august 2001 12:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Working out concensus on the agenda of the upcoming UN conference on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and inteolerance slated to run 31 August through 7 September in Durban, South Africa was no easy task for the organising committee that met late July in Geneva. Full text...

  • The West should acknowledge and make up for its crimes
    19 august 2001 10:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ahead of the Durban conference on racism, the President of an Afro-Antilles NGO known as the Rally for Democracy and Civic Awareness (RDC), Joby Valente, has said it would help lay the foundation for a better world if western countries acknowledged their crimes against humanity and paid reparations. Full text...

  • NGOs, Civil Society set to contribute at WCAR
    18 august 2001 19:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The success of the World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance will hinge on the involvement of NGOs and civil society organisations in its preparation. Full text...

  • Compensation for the sake of fairness
    18 august 2001 19:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The issue of compensation for the slave trade and slavery will no doubt be one of the controversial topics at the World Conference against racism, to be held from 31 August to 7 September in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Mauritius wants compensation for descendants of ex-slaves
    18 august 2001 17:26:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Foreign minister Anil Gayan of Mauritius wants an international fund established to compensate descendants of persons who were enslaved. Full text...

  • South Africa's reconciliation sets example in Africa
    18 august 2001 16:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- What emerged from South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission or TRC has encouraged a number of other African states to initiate similar moves in a bid to heal wounds afflicted by protracted conflicts. Full text...

  • World court of women against racism to be held in Durban
    18 august 2001 16:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- In a move to focus on the multiplicity of violence against women, the World Court of Women Against Racism would convene in Durban side-by-side with the forthcoming World conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. Full text...

  • Ghana women still battling discrimination
    18 august 2001 15:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Thirty-year-old Amina (not her real name) has a deep scar on her mind which she would have to live with for the rest of her life. Full text...

  • Togo sounds opinion ahead of racism conference
    17 august 2001 16:34:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The National Human Rights Commission in Togo Thursday organised a sensitisation workshop in Lome ahead of the World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance scheduled to start 31 August in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Caricatures send powerful messages of social ills
    16 august 2001 22:56:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Two caricatures of President Benjamin Mkapa appearing separately in one of Tanzania's leading dailies captured the poignancy of editorial commentaries this week. Full text...

  • Kenyan to have community hospitals
    15 august 2001 10:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A body grouping owners of Kenyan private health institutions has unrolled an ambitious plan to supplement government efforts in health care provision in all corners of the country. Full text...

  • Tensions rising fast ahead of World Conference Against Racism
    13 august 2001 21:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Demonstrations are planned for Thursday in South Africa to protest against the threat by the United States to boycott the forthcoming World Conference Against Racism. Full text...

  • Central African refugees dread Patasse's regime
    11 august 2001 15:45:00
    Impfondo- Congo (PANA) -- More than 2,000 nationals from the Central African Republic (CAR) who took refuge in Congo Brazzaville in the heat of last May's failed coup have said they cannot return while President Ange Felix Patasse was still in power. Full text...

  • Youth summit links unemployment to racism
    05 august 2001 12:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's National Youth Summit Against Racism has linked rising unemployment to racism and urged companies that benefited from apartheid to sponsor training programmes for previously disadvantaged youths. Full text...

  • Biya receives CAR's envoy
    03 august 2001 17:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Camerooian President Paul Biya Thursday received the Central African Republic's Foreign Minister Agba Atikpo Mezode, who delivered a message from President Ange Felix Patasse on the political situation in CAR. Full text...

  • Mandela to miss opening of World Conference Against Racism
    02 august 2001 21:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's former president, Nelson Mandela, said Thursday he would not open the UN World Conference Against Racism at the end of August because of cancer treatment. Full text...

  • Journalist testifies in Cardoso's murder case
    02 august 2001 19:30:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Maputo City Judicial Court has started hearing fresh witness accounts in connection with the murder in November 2000 of journalist Carlos Cardoso, reports Thursday's issue of the independent newsheet "Metical". Full text...

  • South African police to help probe Cardoso's murder
    31 july 2001 22:40:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The South Africa police have been called upon to help solve the last November murder of Mozambique's best known journalist, Carlos Cardoso. Full text...

  • Men called upon to fight maternal deaths
    31 july 2001 21:32:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Maternal and neonatal health should not be considered as a women's affair, but as a major concern of society as a whole, Mali's minister for women's advancement, family and children's welfare, Afoussetou Thiero Diarra, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • South African police aid in Cardoso murder
    31 july 2001 20:48:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The South Africa police have been called upon to help solve the last November murder of Mozambique's best known journalist, Carlos Cardoso. Full text...

  • South Africa wants WCAR solution for its racism problems
    31 july 2001 20:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Racism and xenophobia are still evident in South Africa and the government hopes next month's UN World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) would provide ways of dealing with the human rights abuses. Full text...

  • RSF protests death threats on journalist
    23 july 2001 21:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has protested the death threats on journalist Maka Gbossokotto, working for "Le Citoyen" daily in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • CPJ investigates Cardoso's murder
    19 july 2001 22:54:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A delegation from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Thursday observed that Maputo newsrooms are "haunted by an atmosphere of fear", following last November's brutal assassination of Carlos Cardoso, editor of the independent newsheet "Metical". Full text...

  • Patasse greets Kadhafi in N'djamena
    07 july 2001 17:59:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- President Ange Felix Patasse of Central African Republic on Friday met with the leader of the Libyan Revolution, Col. Full text...

  • CAP Prime Minister reassures Bangui residents
    05 july 2001 16:22:00
    Bangui- CAR (PANA) -- Central African Republic Prime Minister Martin Ziguele has in the wake of the failed coup of 28 May, assurred residents of Bangui's Petevo district of their security. Full text...

  • UN Envoy seeks political solution to CAR crisis
    03 july 2001 08:28:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Amadou Toumani Toure, the UN Secretary General's special envoy to the Central African Republic (CAR), has appealed to the political class to seek a political solution to the country's crisis. Full text...

  • CAR government to set administration back on rails
    29 june 2001 22:11:00
    Bangui- CAR (PANA) -- As the authorities in Bangui recover from the failed coup of 28 May, Prime Minister Martin Ziguele has affirmed that of priority for the government was a revamping of the administration in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Mozambique gets cardiac institute
    29 june 2001 09:23:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique has become the second southern African country, after South Africa, to acquire the capacity to carry out open heart surgery. Full text...

  • CAR president flays envoys over failed promises
    27 june 2001 23:26:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- President Ange Felix Patasse has flayed the international community for failing, as he put it, to keep promises made Central African Republic after the country's reconciliation pact brokered in 1998 by the UN. Full text...

  • Life slowly returns to normalcy in CAR
    27 june 2001 22:53:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Residents in Bangui are slowly returning to their normal activities almost one month after a failed coup disrupted life in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • CAR needs break with cycle of violence
    27 june 2001 20:20:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Just when it was thought the devil of division had been chased away following a UN-brokered pact of national reconciliation signed in 1998 by the country's political fronts, the Central African Republic is in turmoil again. Full text...

  • Patasse meets CAR politicians
    26 june 2001 21:21:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Political leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR), met with President Ange-Felix Patasse in Bangui Tuesday, and condemned the 28 May failed coup attempt in the country, a government official said. Full text...

  • Kolingba's family, CAR mutineers take refuge in Brazzaville
    26 june 2001 19:35:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The family of André Kolingba, presumed author of the 28 May failed coup in Central African Republic has along with some 30 mutineers, taken refuge in Congo, press reports in Brazzaville said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Yakomas hide as persecution continues in CAR
    24 june 2001 12:31:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Three weeks after former ruler Andre Kolingba's failed coup, the Central African Republic's members of the Yakoma ethnic group are still hiding to escape reprisals directed against them. Full text...

  • Rights activist denounces acts of violence
    22 june 2001 16:20:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Central African Republic authorities are about to lose the support of human rights activists which they won after crashing former ruler Andre Kolingba's aborted coup three weeks ago. Full text...

  • Impressions from Bangui
    22 june 2001 08:19:00
    Bangui- CAR (PANA) -- When flight 632 of CAMAIR arriving from Yaounde came to a stop on the tarmac of Mpoko Airport in Bangui just before 6 pm local time (5 pm GMT) this Wednesday 20 June, soldiers immediately surrounded the plane. Full text...

  • Impressions from Bangui
    22 june 2001 08:16:00
    Bangui- CAR (PANA) -- When flight 632 of CAMAIR arriving from Yaounde came to a stop on the tarmac of Mpoko Airport in Bangui just before 6 pm local time (5 pm GMT) this Wednesday 20 June, soldiers immediately surrounded the plane. Full text...

  • Over 50 Central African Republic refugees in northern Congo
    21 june 2001 19:02:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Over 50 nationals of Central African Republic have fled to Congo following the recent coup attempt against President Ange Felix Patasse, a senior government official in Brazzaville has disclosed. Full text...

  • Burglars ransack Central African Parliament
    21 june 2001 17:00:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Several offices at the National Assembly building in the Central African Republic were on the night of Wednesday sacked by unknown individuals. Full text...

  • France hails Toure's appointment as UN envoy to CAR
    10 june 2001 18:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has welcomed the naming of former Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure as UN Secretary General's Special envoy on the crisis in Central Africa Republic. Full text...

  • Brazzaville papers focus on situation in CAR
    08 june 2001 23:02:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese newspapers once again focused on the situation in the Central African Republic following an abortive but bloody coup Attempt for which former President Andre Kolingba has Claimed responsibility. Full text...

  • Salim condemns coup attempt in Bangui
    06 june 2001 22:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim on Wednesday expressed concern over atrocities committed against innocent civilians in the wake of the attempted coup in the Central African Republic and called for an "immediately" end to the violence. Full text...

  • Rebel Congolese troops embroiled in Bangui coup
    06 june 2001 10:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Central African Republic Ambassador to DR Congo, Sise Le Bernard, has not only conceded that troops from Jean-Pierre Bemba's Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC) were helping CAR forces fight back mutineers, but insisted there was nothing wrong in their presence there. Full text...

  • Bangui coup makes headlines in Cote d'Ivoire
    01 june 2001 21:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The failed coup in the Central African Republic, ASEC and the release of RDR leader Jean-Jacques Bechio made headlines in the Ivorian media this week. Full text...

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