Central African Republic -
  • CAR to take stock of finances
    27 august 2001 12:58:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) would 10-12 September hold its first ever national consultations on the country's financial performance with a view to redefining future social and economic options. Full text...

  • Malawian immigrant still feels like foreigner 18 years later
    27 august 2001 12:18:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Malawian Chimaimba Banda has been living in South Africa for the past 18 years but he says he still feels like a foreigner in this land of gold. Full text...

  • Advocate lauds French laws on immigrant workers
    27 august 2001 09:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A leading African lawyer and human rights advocate has lauded aspects of the French legal system which pay due attention to the interests of domestic workers, most of whom are Africans. Full text...

  • President Eyadema receives Israeli message
    26 august 2001 15:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema on Friday received a message from the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in connection with the World Conference Against Racism scheduled to be held in Durban, South Africa from 31 August to 7 September. Full text...

  • President Wade comes under scathing attacks
    25 august 2001 18:24:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Several members of the African Diaspora in France, meeting Friday in Paris, lashed out at President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal for his stance against calls for reparations on the abuses of slavery and colonisation. Full text...

  • Debate over the reform of the World Bank and the IMF
    25 august 2001 18:03:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Three international NGOs expressing solidarity with countries of the South are pushing for World Bank and IMF reform programmes to be featured at the forthcoming World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Police arrests another suspect in Cardoso's murder
    24 august 2001 23:36:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican police have arrested another suspect in the murder case of the country's best-known journalist, Carlos Cardoso, who was killed in November 2000. Full text...

  • Mocumbi wants an apology but not compensation for slavery
    24 august 2001 23:27:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique wanted the developed world to apologise for the evils of slavery and colonialism, but was not pushing for reparations for the years of the slave trade and of colonial rule. Full text...

  • NGOs reject government nominees for WCAR
    23 august 2001 22:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A group of French NGOs says delegates appointed by the Paris government to the forthcoming World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, are not representative of the entire civil society. Full text...

  • Guadaloupian-born French footballer for racism conference
    23 august 2001 14:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Guadaloupian-born French professional footballer, Lilian Thuram, is expected to attend the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to be held in Durban, South Africa later this month. Full text...

  • French NGOs adopt a common platform for WCAR
    23 august 2001 14:26:00
    Paris- France (France) -- A number of French non-governmental organisations have adopted a common platform of demands to be presented at the World Conference Against Racism which opens next week in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • ANC women march against racism
    23 august 2001 09:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The African National Congress Women's League on Wednesday mobilised hundreds of community members and women in support of a march called by the Ministers Fraternal in the Southern Cape town of George. Full text...

  • AI wants victims of racism highlighted at WCAR
    22 august 2001 16:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amnesty International has expressed fears that conflicts of interest likely to emerge at the forthcoming World Conference against Racism in Durban could throw victims of racism into oblivion. Full text...

  • Paris-based African groups seek French help for WCAR
    22 august 2001 10:05:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A growing number of African groups are calling on the French government to include their leaders in the country's official delegation to the World Conference Against Racism, starting 31 August in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • 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...

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