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  • 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...

  • Tunis to host Arab Ssmmit in late March
    13 february 2004 23:38:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- An Arab summit will be held here from 29-30 March, a Tunisian official source revealed in Tunis Friday. Full text...

  • Cameroon seeks help to repatriate gorillas from Malaysia
    28 january 2004 19:52:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian government has appealed to the international community to help repatriate four gorillas illegally exported to Malaysia by tourists from the central African country, Environment Ministry sources said in Yaounde Wednesday. Full text...

  • Amr Moussa, Tunisian President discuss planned Arab summit
    20 november 2003 13:19:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa and President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia held discussions here Wednesday on preparations for the next Arab summit slated to hold here next March, according to the Tunisian News Agency (TAP). Full text...

  • Arab League scribe due in Tunis Tuesday
    17 november 2003 11:20:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa is due here Tuesday, sources affirmed Monday, saying the visit was in connection with preparations for the next Arab summit. Full text...

  • Mauritius to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags
    12 november 2003 17:47:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Environment Minister Rajesh Bhagwan said Wednesday that only biodegradable plastic bags that conformed to quality specifications, would be authorised for production in the country in 2004. Full text...

  • Kadhafi reiterates threat to pull out of Arab League
    07 october 2003 14:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Opposition, pro-govt Mauritanian partisans clash in Brussels
    05 october 2003 14:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Belgian police reportedly arrested about 15 Mauritanians during clashes Saturday between partisans of the ruling Republican Democratic and Social Party (PRDS) and opponents of the Nouakchott regime in Brussels, a rights group disclosed here. Full text...

  • Ugandan inmates use Bible, Koran pages as toilet paper
    11 september 2003 13:02:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- For want of toilet tissue, inmates at Masaka Prison in Uganda have resorted to tearing off pages from the Bible and Koran received from religious organizations seeking to help reconcile them with God and society, press accounts affirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya urges Arab League to open mission in Nairobi
    19 august 2003 14:09:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Kenya has invited the League of Arab States to set up a mission in Nairobi, a League official has said. Full text...

  • Two killed, 13 injured in factional clash in Khartoum
    22 july 2003 17:34:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese army and police had to be summoned Tuesday to quell a clash between two warring groups that left two dead and 13 others injured, some seriously, according to the interior ministry. Full text...

  • Clashes in West Sudan kill rebels, soldiers
    14 july 2003 09:34:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- At least 30 rebels and an undisclosed number of government troops were killed during fighting in western Sudan near the border with Chad, according to senior government officials here. Full text...

  • Arab League seeks revamping of Afro-Arab cooperation
    06 july 2003 17:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Sources close to the Arab League affirmed Sunday that the body plans to submit a project at the African Union summit to revive Afro-Arab cooperation. Full text...

  • Kenyans want law banning use of plastic products
    04 july 2003 14:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan public watchdog Friday called for legislation banning the manufacture, sale and use of polythene bags and plastics products in the country. Full text...

  • Arab League secretary general pushes for peace in Sudan
    01 july 2003 12:52:00
    Juba- Sudan (PANA) -- Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa is in Sudan to boost efforts to end two decades of war between the Khartoum government and the rebel Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). Full text...

  • Two rescued gorillas leave Nigeria for Cameroon
    23 may 2003 16:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two Western lowland gorillas, among the rarest and most endangered species in the world, were flown out of Lagos on Friday to their native Cameroon after being rescued from the clutches of illegal pet traders. Full text...

  • Fresh bomb blast kills three in Lagos
    22 may 2003 09:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A fresh bomb blast at the site of last year's deadly military armoury explosion in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos killed three unidentified people, press accounts indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan Law Society unveils report on ethnic clashes
    16 may 2003 15:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) on Friday launched report on ethnic clashes which ravaged the country between 1991 and 1997 and rendered about 300,000 as internally displaced persons. Full text...

  • Libya freezes relations with Arab League
    14 may 2003 19:42:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Libya has decided to freeze relations with the Arab League in what pundits saw as a prelude to breaking ranks with the body, according to the Libyan News Agency (JANA). Full text...

  • South African govt outlaws flimsy plastic shopping bags
    28 april 2003 10:48:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African shoppers will have to find other ways of carrying the items they buy when the law banning thin plastic carrier bags comes into effect in May. Full text...

  • UN radio reports violent Mai-Mai/RCD clashes in Uvira
    26 april 2003 12:34:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Violent clashes have occurred in Uvira between Mai-Mai traditional fighters and Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD/Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu Province. Full text...

  • Ugandan army clashes with Lendu militias in DR Congo
    11 april 2003 17:39:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- An unspecified number of civilians were killed and hundreds of cattle got stolen after fighting broke-out late Thursday between Ugandan troops and ethnic Lendu militias on the outskirts of Ituri provincial town of Bunia in eastern DR Congo, a Ugandan military spokesman confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Many feared dead in police/militia clash in Nigeria
    30 march 2003 14:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Many members of the banned Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Nigeria were feared killed Saturday in a clash with armed policemen in Okigwe, southeast Imo state, according to local press accounts. Full text...

  • UAE proposal on Iraq divides Arab League
    02 march 2003 20:47:00
    Charm Al-Cheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- Participants at the just-ended Arab League Summit in Charm Al-Cheikh, Egypt were sharply divided over a proposal made Saturday by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) delegation calling for the Iraqi leadership to step down, delegates said. Full text...

  • Arab summit on Iraq convenes Saturday in Egypt
    28 february 2003 20:15:00
    Sharm el-Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- The Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Ebola virus decimates gorilla population in Congo
    17 february 2003 21:37:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Ebola virus has killed some 500 gorillas in Lossi Plain, a 320-km square natural reserve located between the northwest Congolese districts of Kelle and Mbomo, informed sources in Libreville indicated Monday. Full text...

  • 30 die in fresh Ugandan communal clashes
    15 january 2003 19:38:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Thirty people died and more than 400 heads of cattle were stolen in renewed cattle raids within the Karamojong "warrior" community in Uganda's north-eastern region, according to local administration officials. Full text...

  • Arab Ministers support Sudan, Somali peace processes
    14 january 2003 18:40:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Arab League Ministerial Committees on the peace processes in Sudan and Somalia as well as the proposals by Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi on the League's future, Tuesday ended two days of discussions in Khartoum, with the adoption of several recommendations. Full text...

  • Five killed in Somali clan fight
    10 january 2003 15:19:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Clan fighting Friday left at least five people dead and nine others injured in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, according to witnesses. Full text...

  • Two killed in Ethiopian religious clash
    01 january 2003 20:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Two people were killed and three others were injured in a violent religious clash between Orthodox and Protestant Christians in Ethiopia's Mekele town, police said Wednesday. Full text...

  • NGO drags Ugandan government to Court over plastic bags
    28 december 2002 19:28:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Green Watch, an environmental NGO has petitioned a Kampala High Court accusing the Ugandan government of failure to control the manufacture and use of polythene bags in the country. Full text...

  • Kadhafi confers with the Arab League secretary general
    24 december 2002 23:22:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi held talks Monday evening in Tripoli with Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa on the situation in the Arab region and the new Arab summit. Full text...

  • Government to prosecute 2 for murder of Ghanaian King
    23 december 2002 20:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana government said Monday it had accepted the findings and recommendations of the Commission that investigated the March bloody clashes in the country's Northern Region and would prosecute two men for the alleged murder of a prominent King during the violence. Full text...

  • Poaching threatens endangered mountain gorillas in Africa
    17 december 2002 16:33:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Wildlife authorities in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo have jointly petitioned Interpol to investigate the increased wave of poaching of the highly endangered mountain gorillas species along their common borders. Full text...

  • Sect preachers provoke religious clash in Malawi
    16 december 2002 18:08:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The followers of a small charismatic Christian ministry, simply called Apostles, clashed with Muslims in Blantyre's outskirts township of Machinjiri after their pastor attacked the Muslim faith. Full text...

  • Body of South African Bali-blast victim to be returned
    13 december 2002 14:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The body of a South African who died in the 12 October terrorist attack on Bali, Indonesia, will be returned home on Sunday, the Foreign Affairs ministry has announced. Full text...

  • South African opposition condemns Mombasa terrorist attack
    29 november 2002 17:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Every weapon, including military, diplomatic, economic and political means, should be used to cut out the causes of terrorism, according to South African opposition leader Tony Leon. Full text...

  • Mauritius to ban plastic bags in October 2003
    24 november 2002 15:54:00
    Port-Louis Maurice (PANA) -- The manufacturing and import of plastic bags will be banned in Mauritius from 1 October 2003, to protect the island's environment, according to Environment Minister Rajesh Bhagwan. Full text...

  • 10 drown as flash floods sweep central Kenya town
    18 november 2002 21:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least 10 people were confirmed dead and property of unknown value destroyed Monday when flash floods swept a settlement in central Kenya following a heavy rainfall. Full text...

  • Over 250 mountain gorillas survive DR Congo war
    02 november 2002 12:29:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- More than 250 mountain gorillas living in the Virunga National Park in the province of North Kivu and in the Kahuzi-Bilega National Park in South Kivu province have survived the war that has destroyed the eastern part of the DR Congo, according to a local official from the Congo Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN). Full text...

  • Libya maintains decision to quit Arab League
    01 november 2002 15:22:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who made a brief visit to Libya Thursday apparently failed to convince the country to reverse its recent decision to withdraw from the Arab League. Full text...

  • Libya's threatened withdrawal worries Arab League
    28 october 2002 21:41:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Local newspapers commented at length Sunday on the visit to Tripoli of Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa, in the wake of the country's decision to pull out of the Arab concert. Full text...

  • Libya's exit from Arab League worries Sudan
    25 october 2002 22:39:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan el Bashir has expressed concern about Libya's withdrawal from the League of Arab States. Full text...

  • Libya set to withdraw from the Arab League
    24 october 2002 15:39:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya has officially asked for withdrawal from the League of Arab States, the Libyan News Agency (JANA) reported Thursday quoting sources at the African Unity Ministry in Tripoli. Full text...

  • President Deby's party condemns clashes in eastern Chad
    21 october 2002 22:13:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chad's ruling Patriotic Movement for Salvation (MPS) Monday blamed the rebel Movement for Democracy and Justice (MDJT) for renewed clashes with government troops in the north-eastern Tibesti region. Full text...

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