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  • 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...

  • Reunion delegation to observe COMESA summit
    20 may 2002 21:24:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion is to send observers to the 23-24 May summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 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...

  • Integration will trigger off investment, says Michel Roussin
    15 april 2002 22:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Regional integration will definitely encourage private investment in Africa, Michel Roussin, head of the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Committee of the Movement of French Enterprises (MEDEF) said Monday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Museveni urges Great Lakes to seek access to bigger markets
    08 april 2002 14:03:00
    Kampala Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Monday called on Africa's Great Lakes region countries to intensify action on free movement of citizens, enhanced trade and access to larger markets, to boost the development of the region. 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...

  • OAU council of ministers sets tone for July summit
    16 march 2002 13:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 75th ordinary session of the OAU council of ministers ended in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday after adopting recommendations on a development formula for Africa, Afro-Arab co-operation and on Palestine. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire voices reservations about UEMOA Parliament
    13 march 2002 15:54:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire has expressed serious reservations over plans to set up the Parliament of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) at the end of the year, Senegalese MP Abdoulaye Faye, who is president of the Union's Inter-Parliamentary Committee (CIP), said. Full text...

  • Need for People-Driven African Integration
    13 march 2002 15:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Brilliant ideas are never in short supply when it comes to the question of unity and integration in Africa. Full text...

  • IPC ends ninth ordinary session in Mali
    13 march 2002 15:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The ninth ordinary session of the Inter- Parliamentary Committee of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) ended Tuesday night in Bamako, with a call on the eight UEMOA member countries to make integration a reality. Full text...

  • 40.42 percent of UEMOA's budget is foreign aid - Report
    13 march 2002 13:22:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Foreign partners contributed 40. Full text...

  • UEMOA calls on EU to lift sanctions against Togo
    13 march 2002 12:37:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Inter-Parliamentarian Committee (IPC) of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), whose 9th ordinary session ended Tuesday in Bamako, has adopted resolutions calling on the European Union (EU) to lift sanctions against Togo. 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...

  • OAU Ministerial Council meets next week in Addis Ababa
    08 march 2002 23:35:00
    Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A meeting of the OAU Council of Ministers has been slated for 12-14 March in Addis-Ababa, Secretary General Amara Essy indicated Friday. Full text...

  • ADF issues agenda for African integration
    08 march 2002 18:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The weeklong Third African Development Forum of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ended in Addis Ababa Friday, with a 100-point Consensus Statement to guide regional integration and enhance the prospects of the African Union. 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...

  • Participants in ADF III disappointed by leaders' absence
    06 march 2002 22:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Participants to the 3rd African Development Forum (ADF) organised by the Africa Economic Commission (AEC) in Addis Ababa have expressed disappointment with the absence of African leaders at the forum. Full text...

  • African integration is a matter of survival - Meles
    04 march 2002 21:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Regional integration is the greatest single challenge facing Africa, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia said in Addis Ababa Monday, urging his peers to consider the issue as a matter of survival to be given priority attention. Full text...

  • Experts discuss transport situation in Africa
    03 march 2002 18:41:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Experts from some 40 African countries, as well as donor representatives Saturday began reflections in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the situation of transports and communication on the continent. Full text...

  • Experts call for people-driven African Union
    03 march 2002 18:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A symposium on the African Union opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, with calls for the strengthening of efforts to build a viable and an all-inclusive people-driven Union. Full text...

  • Symposium stresses on need for people-driven Africa Union
    03 march 2002 14:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A symposium on the African Union began in Addis Ababa Sunday with calls that efforts must be made to construct a viable and an all-inclusive Union in which the people would be the prime movers. Full text...

  • Malian official says CEN-SAD devoted to African integration
    01 march 2002 10:01:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) is stepping up co-operation and consultations to foster African integration, a top official in the Malian African Integration Ministry said in Bamako Thursday. Full text...

  • Mali to host seminar on the "border country" concept
    27 february 2002 13:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A sub-regional seminar on the "border country" concept will open in Sikasso (380 km South of Bamako) on Monday, regional officials have said. Full text...

  • ECA announces symposium on African Union
    26 february 2002 17:49:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is to organise a symposium on the African Union (AU) alongside several activities leading up to the 3rd African Development Forum (ADF III) slated for 3 March in Addis Ababa. 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...

  • Libyan leader advocates free movement of Africans in Africa
    03 february 2002 15:55:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Head of State Col. Full text...

  • Japan pledges $3 million for Sierra Leone
    22 january 2002 20:50:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Japan has pledged three million dollars in support of programmes for the reintegration of disarmed combatants in Sierra Leone, the UN announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • SADC's summit will also discuss ways to fund African Union
    11 january 2002 19:52:00
    Blantyre- Malawi, PANA - The African Union (AU) is- to begin its operations in July this year, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Deputy Executive Secretary Albert Muchanga said at a news conference Friday in Blantyre. Full text...

  • Congo gets 750,000 euros to reintegrate ex-combatants
    10 january 2002 11:02:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The European Commission said it has granted Congo 750,000 euros (over 660,000 US dollars) for the reintegration of ex-combatants and the collection of weapons in the country. Full text...

  • Maghreb foreign ministers to meet in January
    22 december 2001 20:04:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Foreign ministers from the five-nation Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) will hold their 19th session in Algiers from 17-18 January, Radio Morocco reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Outgoing ECOWAS chairman calls for institutional reform
    20 december 2001 22:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Outgoing ECOWAS chairman and Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare has called for institutional reforms to speed up economic integration in West Africa. 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...

  • No requests for UEMOA membership from Ghana, Nigeria
    17 december 2001 11:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) has never received any official request for membership from Ghana or Nigeria, UEMOA Commission chairman Moussa Toure has said in Dakar. Full text...

  • ECOWAS urged to implement trade liberalisation
    16 december 2001 16:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio on Saturday urged Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries to start implementing the 1990 trade liberalisation plan with immediate effect. Full text...

  • ECOWAS discusses single currency in Dakar
    15 december 2001 16:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 28th ordinary meeting of Central Bank governors from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held Friday in Dakar, with focus on the single monetary zone envisaged for the sub region, among other issues. 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...

  • Abidjan Youths Form Body for Regional Integration
    05 december 2001 22:01:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A movement for subregional integration, known as "Jeunesse pour l'Unité Africaine" or JUA, was set up Wednesday in Abidjan to "enhance relations between the Ivorian people and nationals of other West African countries". Full text...

  • Libya's Kadhafi congratulates Moi of Kenya
    05 december 2001 14:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, has congratulated Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi for the measures taken by his country, Uganda and Tanzania to consolidate political and economic relations among their countries. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe approves African Union rights protocol
    05 december 2001 11:44:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government Wednesday approved an African Union (AU) protocol establishing an African Human and People's Rights Court. Full text...

  • Mkapa asks EAC judges, MPs to guard community judiciously
    03 december 2001 08:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa has appealed to judges of the East African court of justice and members of the regional parliament to guard the East African Community (EAC) from disintegrating, the official Sunday News has reported. Full text...

  • East African Community: once bitten twice shy
    25 november 2001 18:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Only last week, authorities in Tanzania expelled more than 1,000 Ugandans believed to be living in the country illegally, with Dar es Salaam reports saying the "aliens" were rounded up in the Kagera and Kigoma regions on the borders with Uganda and Rwanda. Full text...

  • Malian President urges for enhanced ECOWAS-WAEMU consultations
    23 november 2001 13:54:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President and current chairman of both the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Alpha Oumar Konare, has called for an institutional mechanism for consultations between the two sub-regional structures. Full text...

  • OAU experts meeting polarised over issue of polygamy
    16 november 2001 13:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An OAU experts meeting considering the Additional Protocol to the African Charter, on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women on Thursday failed to reach a consensus on whether polygamy should be prohibited. Full text...

  • Mozambican minister declares regional integration irreversible
    06 november 2001 22:13:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's finance minister Luisa Diogo declared Tuesday that regional economic integration in southern African countries "is inevitable and irreversible, and is certainly an indispensable lever for winning a place for the region in the globalisation of economies". Full text...

  • Angola's national audit office joins AFROSAI
    30 october 2001 23:09:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan National Audit Office has joined the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI), Juliao Antonio, President of the Angolan Office has said. Full text...

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