Society - Racism
  • South African businessman sentenced for horrific attack
    13 november 2001 09:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African court in Bloemfontein on Monday sentenced a white Sasolburg businessman to seven years imprisonment for of assaulting his black employee and dragging him behind his vehicle until he died. Full text...

  • Follow-up of anti-racism conference ends in London
    27 september 2001 11:01:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A follow-up panel discussion to the recent UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, ended at the Africa Centre in London Wednesday, with most of the participants happy with its outcome despite the marching out, yet again, of Isreali and US delegations before the end of the conference. Full text...

  • Rwanda tribunal set to probe racism charges
    14 september 2001 16:02:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) plans to conduct a scientific probe on charges of racism, discrimination and intolerance raised against the Arusha, Tanzania-based court by its former workers. Full text...

  • Youths say slavery is crime against humanity
    29 august 2001 18:21:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian youths have said that slavery should be declared as a crime against humanity. Full text...

  • Youths march against racism in rural South Africa
    29 august 2001 10:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Ahead of the Durban World Conference against Racism, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in South Africa Tuesday held a march in Petersburg to decry racism in small towns, rural areas and farms. 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...

  • 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...

  • Advocacy for a shared human history
    18 august 2001 20:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- It was a tough battle at the end of July in Geneva, where the organisers of the UN conference on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and inteolerance, to be held from 31 August to 7 September in Durban had their work cut out trying to agree on a comprise text reconciling the positions of all parties. 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...

  • 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...

  • South Africans protest against US dominance
    16 august 2001 12:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Union members Thursday began gathering at the US Embassy in Pretoria and the US Consulate in Durban to what they said were Washington's attempts to bully, dominate and subject the world to its own interests. Full text...

  • WCAR: Religious authorities pledge to tackle racism
    02 august 2001 17:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The National Religious Leaders Forum (NRLF) in South Africa has pledged to work within religious communities to eradicate racism, in line with the objectives of the World Conference on Racism in Durban later this month. Full text...

  • Woman in racist attack fears for her son's life
    02 august 2001 12:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The victim of a bizarre racial attack in South Africa's Southern Cape, says she has moved her three-year-old son to a place of safety because white racists have threatened to kill him. Full text...

  • Protestors plan to disrupt antiracism Conference
    01 august 2001 23:50:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- As many as 15,000 protestors could descend on Durban's venue of the UN World Conference against Racism starting at the end of August. Full text...

  • Mozambique told to be aware of racism
    01 august 2001 19:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Mozambican political and foreign affairs analyst, Belmiro Rudolfo on Wednesday said that the country should watch out for the occurrence of any ethno-racial tendencies in order to prevent the explosion of pockets of "intolerance" that could lead to all sorts of conflicts. Full text...

  • Opposition urges caution on World Racism conference
    31 july 2001 12:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Ahead of the August World Conference Against Racism taking place in Durban, South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged the Pretoria government to adopt a conciliatory posture on the pre-conference arguments. Full text...

  • South Africa's youth hold anti-racism summit
    29 july 2001 19:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's youth are to hold a two-day meeting beginning Thursday to prepare their agenda for the UN summit on racism scheduled for Durban in August. Full text...

  • Rights Group urges reparations for slavery, segregation
    19 july 2001 13:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ahead of next month's international conference on racism, Human Rights Watch Thursday called for reparations to counter the most severe continuing effects of slavery, segregation and other extreme forms of racism. Full text...

  • African staff accuse UN of discrimination
    13 july 2001 22:45:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN, which prides itself as an organisation founded to promote harmony in human relations, has been accused of racial discrimination, intolerance and bigotry against its employees. Full text...

  • Countdown to international conference against racism
    24 april 2001 22:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The African delegation to the International Conference on Racism in August will highlight issues of poverty, racism and gender. Full text...

  • South African youths march against racism in sport
    20 april 2001 22:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Youth League of the ANC Friday led a large march to the office of Cape Town Mayor Peter Marais in support of efforts of the South African Football Association to play football at the Newlands rugby stadium. Full text...

  • South African civil society to unite against racism
    20 april 2001 09:02:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- As civil society organisations prepare to converge on Durban for the World Conference Against Racism's NGO Forum in August, South African civil society will be uniting to face the challenges of transforming racism in the country. Full text...

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