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  • AU advocates general health systems improvement
    16 october 2002 20:52:00
    Sal- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) interim chairman, Amara Essy, warned Wednesday that controlling the spiral of HIV/AIDS in the continent will be impossible without country-wide improvements to health systems. Full text...

  • Australia imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe
    14 october 2002 08:03:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Australia has imposed targeted sanctions against Zimbabwe, accusing its leaders of failure to abide by principles of "good governance and rule of law. Full text...

  • AU salutes ICJ ruling on Cameroon/Nigeria dispute over Bakassi
    11 october 2002 13:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission interim chair Amara Essy welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice, which on Thursday ruled in favour Cameroon in the central African country's dispute with Nigeria over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula. Full text...

  • Mauritius grants Rodrigues Island self-rule
    08 october 2002 19:37:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Rodrigues, a tiny Indian Ocean island of 37,000 inhabitants, will be self-governing as from Saturday but it remains part and parcel of Mauritius. Full text...

  • AU expresses concern over Sudan/Eritrea tension
    08 october 2002 17:54:00
    Addis Ababa- (PANA) -- The interim chairman of the African Union Commission, Amara Essy has expressed concern over increasing tension between Sudan and Eritrea. Full text...

  • AU urges pragmatic measures against Africa's health problems
    08 october 2002 13:46:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Africa should be proactive and result- oriented in dealing with its health problems so that its disease- burden does not "wipe out all the gains achieved since political independence in the early 1960s," a senior African Union (AU) official urged Tuesday in Harare, at the opening of the annual meeting of African Health Ministers. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts meeting of African legal experts
    03 october 2002 22:42:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- African legal experts are meeting in Tripoli within the ambit of a committee in charge of drafting of the Constitutional Law of the African Court of Justice (ACJ). Full text...

  • South African vehicle sales buck negative perceptions
    03 october 2002 19:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African vehicle sales figures for September, which were released Thursday, reflect a more positive picture than was expected in the post-Earth Summit period. Full text...

  • Essy to join ECOWAS peace negotiators in Cote d'Ivoire
    03 october 2002 18:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Amara Essy, the Interim President of the African Union (AU) Commission, will Friday join a 22-member ECOWAS team in Bouake, on negotiations to end the Ivorian uprising, the ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas said in Abidjan Thursday. Full text...

  • Libyan paper suggests AU intervention in Cote d'Ivoire
    26 september 2002 17:10:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan daily, Al-Zahf Al-Akhdar, on Thursday urged the African Union (AU) to take urgent measures to contain the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire before it degenerates into serious consequences. Full text...

  • AU urges Israel to withdraw from Palestinian areas
    25 september 2002 20:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Commission of the African Union has strongly condemned the use of military force and massive attacks by Israel on the person and offices of the Palestinian people's leader Yasser Arafat. Full text...

  • Namibia, Ghana endorse protocol to AEC Treaty
    21 september 2002 19:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Namibia on Friday became the 8th African Union (AU) member state to ratify the protocol to the treaty establishing the African Economic Community (AEC) relating to the Pan-African Parliament. Full text...

  • African Union "outraged" by Burundi massacre
    20 september 2002 19:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amara Essy, the Interim President of the African Union Commission, has condemned the September 9 massacre of 183 people, including 112 civilians in Burundi's Gitega Province, as an "odious act". Full text...

  • AU opposes any unconstitutional changes in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 september 2002 16:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission's interim President Amara Essy has warned Ivorian political and military actors to avoid any form of unconstitutional change in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Africa heads to new start in fighting terrorism
    14 september 2002 18:56:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The African intergovernmental conference on prevention and combating terrorism ended here Saturday with adoption of a plan of action that will be submitted to the cabinet meeting of the African Union for approval. Full text...

  • Ghanaian envoy stresses need to eradicate poverty in Africa
    11 september 2002 15:58:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Ghana's High Commissioner in the UK, Isaac Osei, has stressed the need to build a world in which mass poverty would exist only as a reminder of the harm it has inflicted on humanity. Full text...

  • AU will not interfere in Swaziland's internal politics
    11 september 2002 11:49:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma, says the African Union (AU) will not interfere in Swaziland's internal politics. Full text...

  • Essy on significance of AU meeting on terrorism
    11 september 2002 08:04:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The interim President of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy, says the African inter-governmental meeting on the prevention and fight against terrorism opening Wednesday in Algiers would boost continental actions against the crime. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's land issue should not be circumscribed to Mugabe - AU
    01 september 2002 20:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Interim AU commission chairman Amara Essy has cautioned that the land issue in Zimbabwe should not be reduced to the person of President Robert Mugabe, arguing that whoever rules the country would have to face up to these problem. Full text...

  • Amara Essy urges halt to agricultural subsidies in the North
    01 september 2002 19:21:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Interim AU Commission chairman Amara Essy pleaded Sunday in Johannesburg for halt to subsidies that give agricultural exports from developed countries an edge on the world market, to the detriment of African producers. Full text...

  • Essy says AU has not changed position on Madagascar
    01 september 2002 17:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has not changed its position calling for fresh elections to resolve the political crisis in Madagascar, Amara Essy, interim President of the AU's Commission, said Sunday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Amara Essy calls on African civil society
    30 august 2002 20:30:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The chairman of the African Union Commission Amara Essy on Friday highlighted the important role of the African civil society in the newly launched continental body. Full text...

  • Essy asks summit to agree satisfactory actions for Africa
    29 august 2002 21:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The outcome of the Johannesburg summit will be valid for sustainable development only if it agrees on satisfactory fundamental issues affecting Africa, Amara Essy, chairperson of the Commission of the African Union said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Algiers to host African Union meeting on terrorism
    29 august 2002 21:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A four-day high level African Union (AU) meeting opens in Algiers on 11 September to discuss measures for curbing and fighting terrorism, says a news release issued by the Algerian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Obasanjo says Dutch auction system is temporary in Nigeria
    27 august 2002 10:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the Dutch auction system of foreign exchange allocation recently introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is a temporary measure to stem the worsening exchange rate of the naira currency. Full text...

  • Border observer mission visits Bangui
    23 august 2002 12:00:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- An observer mission from the Central African Economic and Monetary Union (CEMAC) and the African Union (AU), charged with resolving the dispute between Chad and the Central African Republic, arrived in Bangui Thursday and met with President Ange-Felix Patasse. Full text...

  • African Union considers Madagascar's membership
    14 august 2002 22:46:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Upper organs of the African Union (AU) are examining prospects of Madagascar's membership and recognition of President Marc Ravalomanana's government, an official source in Antananarivo revealed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Swedish company to assemble buses in Zimbabwe
    12 august 2002 17:37:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Swedish truck manufacturer Scania announced Monday it would reopen a bus assembly plant it closed in Zimbabwe several years ago due to low demand. Full text...

  • Libyan leader holds talks with Gambian vice-president
    12 august 2002 10:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, Sunday night received Gambian vice president Issatou Njie Saidy and her delegation, official sources said in Tripoli. Full text...

  • South African Minister says AU will address political challenges
    08 august 2002 09:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Foreign Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has expressed confidence that the African Union (AU) will deal effectively with political challenges of peace, stability and security issues on the continent. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Deby discuss developments in Africa
    07 august 2002 14:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • South Africa business chief lauds Rwanda-DR Congo accord
    07 august 2002 11:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African business executive has described the recent peace agreement signed by Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a positive development for the future of the African Union (AU) launched in Durban, South Africa in July. Full text...

  • AU on efforts to promote stability in Madagascar
    06 august 2002 20:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Visiting South African Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad held discussions with French officials in Paris Tuesday on efforts to promote stability in Madagascar. Full text...

  • South Africa's AU chairmanship to focus on poverty, conflicts
    06 august 2002 19:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Deputy minister of Foreign Affairs Aziz Pahad said here Tuesday that poverty eradication and conflict resolution would be the major focus of South Africa's chairmanship of the African Union. Full text...

  • Mbeki plans to visit Madagascar - Envoy
    05 august 2002 20:29:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- South African President and current chair of the African Union (AU), Thabo Mbeki, is to lead an AU delegation to Madagascar soon, Mauritian press reported at the weekend quoting Louis Mnguni, South African Ambassador to Mauritius. Full text...

  • Kadhafi calls for a genuine African Union
    02 june 2002 21:28:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The guide of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • Liberian govt says ex-Vice President died of cancer
    31 may 2002 15:15:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian government said the autopsy report on the late former Vice President Enoch Dogolea showed he died of natural causes, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • Swazis turn away South African asbestos mine bidders
    21 may 2002 21:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africans were among bidders turned away from a weekend auction for an asbestos mine in Swaziland after the government in that country lodged an urgent interdict to prevent the sale. Full text...

  • Cameroon takes on Austria Wednesday in friendly
    16 april 2002 21:05:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national football squad, the Indomitable Lions, will take on Austria Wednesday in Vienna in a warm-up match ahead of the forthcoming World Cup finals jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea, Andre Nguidjol, administrative and financial director of the Lions, said Tuesday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Austria grants 519,000 Euros to 'Enda Tiers-monde'
    04 april 2002 15:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Austria granted "Enda Tiers-monde" 519,000 Euros to finance its activities for one year. Full text...

  • Vehicle sales follow downturn in South African economy
    03 april 2002 18:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- New vehicles sales in South Africa dropped significantly in March compared to the same month last year. Full text...

  • Talks on to sell disreputed Arthur Anderson
    12 march 2002 11:22:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Arthur Anderson, one of the top five auditing firms in the world whose reputation has been smeared for approving fraudulent clients' financial statements, is in talks to sell itself to another auditing Company, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, the New York Times has reported. Full text...

  • FDA III paves the way for the African Union
    10 march 2002 20:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The third Forum for Africa's Development (FDA III) ended Friday in Addis Ababa with a unanimous declaration on the way forward to attain regional integration and set the African Union on course. Full text...

  • Pretoria prepares for first African Union summit
    07 march 2002 09:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Preparations are in full gear for South Africa's hosting of the inaugural summit of the African Union (AU) next July. Full text...

  • Obasanjo leaves Tuesday for state visit to Australia
    25 february 2002 17:55:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is scheduled to leave Abuja early Tuesday on a two-day state visit to Australia, according to the state house. Full text...

  • African Union envoy expected in Monrovia Friday
    21 february 2002 16:18:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- African Union's recently appointed envoy ton Liberia Momodou Lamine Sedat Jobe of Gambia is expected in Monrovia Friday to assess the situation in the country. Full text...

  • OAU Steps Up Pace of Transition to AU
    16 february 2002 14:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity has increased the number of its central organs from four to twelve, Secretary General Amara Essy disclosed Saturday in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Australia Says May Impose Sanctions On Zimbabwe
    08 february 2002 16:38:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Australia is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Zimbabwe over alleged human rights abuses after the collapse of Commonwealth moves to censure the southern African country, a local has reported. Full text...

  • Angolan customs to auction 150 vehicles
    17 december 2001 18:27:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's customs department announced Monday that it was auctioning 150 vehicles at the port after importers failed to clear them within 60 days. Full text...

  • African experts discuss co-operation
    10 december 2001 12:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- African Experts began meeting Monday at Gallagher Estate near Johannesburg to streamline and promote security, stability and development co-operation on the continent. Full text...

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