Afro-Arab Summit -
  • Nigerian army denies militants killed 13 soldiers
    09 march 2006 18:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Army Thursday officially confirmed the clash between soldiers and militants in the oil- producing Niger Delta region Wednesday, but denied the militants claim that they killed 13 soldiers. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants clash with soldiers
    09 march 2006 14:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian soldiers deployed to protect oil facilities in the Niger Delta region clashed with militants in the region in a firefight that lasted 45 minutes Wednesday, both sides confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • UNEP launches African lakes atlas
    31 october 2005 15:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) Monday launched an Atlas of African Lakes here at the opening session of the 11th World Lakes Conference. Full text...

  • Nigeria police chief to 'promptly' restore burnt barracks
    05 october 2005 15:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, Wednesday visited the scene of Tuesday's violent clash in Lagos between police and soldiers, promising to rehabilitate the massively- destroyed police barracks "as soon as possible". Full text...

  • 2 South Africans seriously wounded in London blasts
    08 july 2005 10:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Two South Africans in London were seriously injured in the "terrorist attacks" in London, South Africa's Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Rwandan president to attend baptism for gorillas
    21 june 2005 09:10:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- President Paul Kagame will on Sunday witness the baptism of 80 gorillas living in the Volcano national park in northern Rwanda. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone VP denies blasphemy charges
    27 may 2005 09:47:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Vice President Solomon Berewa has denied making comments that are tantamount to blasphemy while addressing a recent political rally in Sierra Leone's second city of Bo. Full text...

  • Ghana looks at law to tackle plastic waste menace
    21 may 2005 18:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian government, faced with a growing menace of plastic waste that threatens to choke the environment, is working at a law that would regulate the deposit of litter, including plastic waste. Full text...

  • PM Ghedi insists Mogadishu blast was in his defence
    07 may 2005 16:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi said the bomb explosion, which rocked Mogadishu last Tuesday, killing nine persons and injuring 27 others, was in his defence and that of his delegation of foreign diplomats. Full text...

  • Mogadishu blast kills eight, PM escapes unhurt
    03 may 2005 16:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least eight persons were killed and scores got injured on Tuesday by an explosion at a rally in a football stadium in Mogadishu being addressed by Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi, Somali government officials confirmed here. Full text...

  • Ghana sachet water producers seek dialogue authorities
    27 april 2005 19:38:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The National Association of Sachet Water Producers (NASWAP) called Wednesday for dialogue with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on how to clean the city of plastic waste, after the AMA threatened to ban the sale of sachet water, and the production, storage, sale and possession of plastic bags. Full text...

  • Egyptian president thanks Kadhafi for showing concern
    08 april 2005 18:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt has thanked the Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi for showing concern following a bomb blast that killed three people Thursday in Cairo. Full text...

  • How plastic bags and bottles are chocking Ghana
    07 april 2005 22:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Plastic waste ranging from wrappers, bags to bottles are a sore site in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, and indeed, the whole country. Full text...

  • Demonstrating youths, security forces clash in Lome
    06 april 2005 13:39:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Demonstrating youths seeking an extension of the review of polling registers beyond Tuesday's deadline, clashed here Wednesday with security forces. Full text...

  • Blast at French base in Abidjan accidental - paper
    30 march 2005 16:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The explosion at a munitions depot of the 43 Marine Infantry Battalion (BIMA) that killed two French soldiers 5 March was the result of an "all-French blunder," the satirical weekly Le Canard enchaîné reported here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Somalis ignore plastic bag ban
    23 march 2005 12:34:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- On 1 March the Trade and Industry ministry in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland banned the production, importation, selling or use of plastic bags in Somaliland but three weeks on, indications are that no one has taken notice of the injunction. Full text...

  • International organisations, VIP's to attend Arab summit
    19 march 2005 19:55:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Many international organisations and prominent personalities will attend the 17th Arab League summit set for 22-23 March in Algiers, Algeria. Full text...

  • Chinese at Mauritius textile firm clash with police
    09 march 2005 21:31:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Angry Chinese workers at the Mauritian Textile Company (CMT) near Port Louis and security forces clashed Wednesday in the aftermath of a Chinese colleague on Monday. Full text...

  • Algerian minister upbeat about Arab summit
    08 march 2005 23:59:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian foreign affairs minister, Abdelaziz Belkhadem, on Tuesday predicted that the Arab summit scheduled 22-23 March in Algiers would be "exceptional" in terms of participation and agenda. Full text...

  • UNEP Council discusses polythene pollution menace
    23 february 2005 15:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai has supported a plan by Kenya to ban the use of polythene shopping bags and impose heavy penalties on plastic products manufacturing plants distributing the environmental pollutant. Full text...

  • 7 Burundians killed in New Year's Eve armed clashes
    01 january 2005 19:38:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Seizing the opportunity availed by random shooting in the Bubanza province northwest of here by armed civilians and soldiers "welcoming" the New Year, National Liberation Front (FNL) rebels attacked government positions, leaving at least seven dead in the ensuing clashes. Full text...

  • Four killed in Burundi rebel attack
    28 december 2004 17:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least four people, including a soldier of the national army, were killed and three others injured Monday night in an attack by the National Liberation Front (FNL) on positions of the Burundian army, military sources revealed here. Full text...

  • Morocco signs Arab Charter of Human Rights
    28 december 2004 10:03:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco on Monday signed the Arab Charter of Human Rights approved by the Arab Summit last May in Tunis, an official source announced in Rabat. Full text...

  • Solana expresses concern about Rwandan incursions into DR Congo
    06 december 2004 19:27:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- European Union Commissioner for Foreign Policy and Common Security (FPCS) Javier Solana has expressed concern about reports of Rwandan military incursions into DR Congo in pursuit of Interahamwe rebels. Full text...

  • Ugandan soldiers clash with suspected Rwanda troops
    06 december 2004 13:29:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Uganda army has clashed with soldiers suspected to be members of the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF), who where crossing into restive eastern DR Congo. Full text...

  • Two DR Congo army factions clash in North-Kivu
    05 november 2004 19:25:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Two disputing groups within the Armed Forcer of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) have been fighting in North-Kivu's Bwerenemena area since last Monday, reveals a news release issued by the UN Observer Mission in Congo (MONUC) obtained here Friday. Full text...

  • Burundi troops kill 6 FNL rebels
    02 november 2004 16:31:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Military authorities announced here Tuesday that government troops killed at least six combatants of the National Liberation Front (FNL) Monday night during clashes in the province of Bujumbura, outside the capital. Full text...

  • Rival Somali militias clash over wealth
    16 september 2004 12:25:00
    Mogadishu- Somali (PANA) -- Heavy fighting has erupted between militias loyal to runaway warlord Mohamed Hirsi, alias General Morgan, and supporters of the rival Juba Valley Alliance (JVA) in Southern Somalia. Full text...

  • 30 feared dead in Nigerian communal clash
    18 august 2004 09:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least 30 persons were feared dead and 20 others injured over the weekend in communal clashes which started in Ataba, a riverine community in Nigeria's southeastern Rivers State, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Four killed in ethnic clashes in Ghana
    20 july 2004 17:41:00
    Accra- Ghana, (PANA) -- Four persons are known to have been killed in an ethnic clash between Konkombas and Battors in Dambai in Ghana's Volta Region of Ghana. Full text...

  • Arab League scribe visits Tunis
    06 july 2004 21:08:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa is due here Wednesday, a spokesperson indicated Tuesday at the league's Cairo headquarters. Full text...

  • Cameroon police, taxi drivers clash in Douala
    16 june 2004 11:30:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon police and taxi drivers Tuesday violently clashed in Douala, leaving three people seriously wounded in the economic capital of Cameroon, eyewitnesses told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo troops clash with dissidents in Kamanyola
    15 june 2004 23:06:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The 119th brigade of Democratic Republic of Congo's army clashed with dissidents led by Colonel Jules Mutebutsi in the Kamanyola area, about 50 km along the Bukavu-Uvira road, the commander of the government force Lieutenant-Colonel Nakabaka has said. Full text...

  • Nigerian soldiers kill 10 pirates in clash
    13 june 2004 10:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A special unit of Nigerian security forces killed 10 suspected sea pirates and lost one member during the latest clash in the oil-rich but volatile Niger Delta region, according to local press reports Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria condemns transfer of gorillas to South Africa
    08 june 2004 16:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) has condemned the transfer to South Africa of the four baby gorillas smuggled from Cameroon through Nigeria to Malaysia. Full text...

  • Yemeni President signals absence from Arab summit
    18 may 2004 09:12:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The authorities in Yemen have indicated that the country would be represented at the Arab League summit billed for 22 and 23 May here, by Prime Minister Abdul-Qader Ba- Jammal. Full text...

  • Six die in farmers-herdsmen clash in northern Nigeria
    06 may 2004 19:16:00
    Dutse- Nigeria (PANA) -- A clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Miga, Nigeria's northern Jigawa State, left six persons dead and four injured, police said Thursday. Full text...

  • Lassa fever kills 19 more persons in Nigerian state
    05 may 2004 10:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Lassa fever outbreak in some parts of Nigeria's midwestern Edo State has claimed 19 more lives in the past five weeks, bringing the death toll since the outbreak in January to 53, according to the state commissioner for health, Godwin Ovbiagele. Full text...

  • WHO reports Lassa fever outbreak in Sierra Leone
    21 april 2004 08:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An outbreak of Lassa fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic disease has been reported from Sierra Leone's Kenema district, the World Health Organisation (WHO) disclosed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia rallies members for Arab League summit
    19 april 2004 08:46:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian Foreign Affairs minister Habib Ben Yahia was off Sunday to Riyadh, the first stop of a diplomatic tour to rally member countries ahead of the rescheduled Arab League summit. Full text...

  • Arab League scribe tours GCC countries in summit build-up
    07 april 2004 10:08:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- After his trip to the Maghreb, Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa has announced a tour of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, as consultations continue towards a reconvening of the Arab summit that failed to hold here, media reports said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Arab summit may convene in May - Arab League
    07 april 2004 09:16:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, has said in Nouakchott that the next Arab summit would "be held soon, very probably in May. Full text...

  • Bashir postpones visit to Cairo
    03 april 2004 11:13:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- President Omar Hassan el-Bashir of Sudan, who was earlier billed to fly to the resort town of Sharm el Sheikh for a meeting Friday with his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak, has postponed the visit to next week with Cairo sources citing "changes in the schedules" of the two leaders. Full text...

  • Amr Moussa due in Rabat
    01 april 2004 22:44:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa is due here next Sunday for talks with Moroccan officials, notably Foreign minister Mohamed Benaïssa, the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Mohammed VI pushes for an Arab Summit
    31 march 2004 19:02:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan leader, King Mohammed VI has in telephone discussions with his Egyptian and Tunisian counterparts insisted on the urgency of an Arab League summit, according to the Moroccan news agency (MAP). Full text...

  • Tunisian President, Arab League scribe meet Friday
    30 march 2004 19:30:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa is due here on Friday for discussions with Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali as part of a tour with similar stops in Morocco and Algeria, sources affirmed Tuesday at the Arab League secretariat in Cairo. Full text...

  • Arab League summit postponed indefinitely
    28 march 2004 09:29:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia on Saturday night announced the cancellation of the Arab League summit initially scheduled to open here Monday. Full text...

  • Youths kill three Burkinabe west of Abidjan
    18 february 2004 15:17:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A group of Ivorian youths on Tuesday killed three Burkinabe peasants in Duékoué, a government-held area about 500 km west of Abidjan, an informed source said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo's mountain gorillas' numbers increasing
    16 february 2004 17:19:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The number of mountain gorillas in the DR Congo's Virunga National Park has risen from 324 in 1989 to 380 in 2003, according to a study conducted by organisations for the defence of the nature in DR Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. Full text...

  • Minister pleads for Kolelas' return home
    16 february 2004 13:27:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A cabinet minister in Congo has publicly pleaded for the return of ex-Prime Minister Bernard Kolelas "in a concerted framework" of a comprehensive resolution of the politico-military crisis in the Pool district. Full text...

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