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  • Jammeh, Senegalese Opposition discuss Casamance
    20 april 2001 21:13:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh held talks Friday in Banjul with a representative of Senegal's separatist Movement of Democratic Forces in Casamance (MFDC), on how to advance the peace process on the conflict. Full text...

  • South African troops off to DR Congo
    20 april 2001 20:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota Friday told a group of soldiers leaving for peacekeeping duties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that they would play a major role in establishing peace in the war-torn region. Full text...

  • Banda goes hi-tech posthumously
    20 april 2001 19:53:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi is building a mausoleum, the first of its kind in the country, for Malawi's late dictator, Hastings Kamuzu Banda. Full text...

  • Cameroon can't ratify Union Act before June 2001
    20 april 2001 19:46:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- After missing the March session, a bill proposing Cameroon's ratification of the African Union act is most likely to be tabled before Parliament in June, observers in Yoaunde reckon. Full text...

  • De Lille expresses regret over arms deal allegations
    20 april 2001 17:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) chief whip Patricia de Lille has apologised for the confusion that has resulted from her party's unsubstantiated allegations that five senior African National Congress members were linked to irregularities in the controversial 5. Full text...

  • OAU condemns coup attempt in Burundi
    20 april 2001 17:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim Friday condemned Wednesday's coup attempt in Burundi saying it was an "anachronistic act" that would have derailed the ongoing peace process in that country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean government spurns land talks with farmers
    20 april 2001 16:31:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwean government on Friday again spurned offers for dialogue on land reform from the country's embattled white farmers, vowing instead to press ahead with its controversial resettlement programme. Full text...

  • White farmer arrested over violent death of employees
    20 april 2001 15:57:00
    SHAMVA- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A white farmer in northern Zimbabwe was arrested on Friday after he allegedly beat to death two of his workers identified to be thieves by a witch doctor he had hired to probe the loss of three radios. Full text...

  • The nature and process of changes that come with the Union
    20 april 2001 15:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The historic transformation of the OAU into an African Union (AU) will necessitate, in the next twelve months, the confirmation of a legal document that supersedes all preceding ones and the establishment of five organs and six new Pan-African institutions. Full text...

  • 5 OAU founding members mitigate Panafrican commitment
    20 april 2001 14:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Sekou Toure, Fulbert Yulu, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Patrice Lumumba and Moktar Ould Daddah would certainly not have been proud of the lack of enthusiasm shown by current leaders of their countries in face of renewed attempts underway to unite the continent. Full text...

  • Several applicants get amnesty for apartheid-era crimes
    20 april 2001 12:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A former apartheid police commander and two leading liberation movement leaders are among the latest South Africans granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Full text...

  • Western Cape politicians off to California
    20 april 2001 11:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Western Cape Premier Gerald Morkel and four members of his cabinet left South Africa for California Friday on a ten-day mission during which they will sign co-operation agreements in several fields with the US government. Full text...

  • Chiluba's opponents brace to defy police Saturday
    20 april 2001 10:14:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Patriotic Zambians opposed to the current manoeuvres by President Frederick Chiluba to manipulate the republican constitution and extend his rule indefinitely, are vowing to hold a public rally in Lusaka Saturday in spite of threats from the police. Full text...

  • Egyptian PM expected in Tunisia next week
    20 april 2001 08:55:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Oubaid is expected to arrive in Tunis on April 27 to deliver a massage from President Hosni Mubarak to his Tunisian counterpart Zein el Abidine Ben Ali, reports the Egyptian Arabic daily, Al Jomhuriya. Full text...

  • Parliament takes bold move by ratifying African Union Act
    20 april 2001 08:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has actively participated in various multilateral summits and meetings, which have sown the seeds of the idea of a common, united African Union. Full text...

  • Nine MPs suspended for opposing Chiluba's third term bid
    20 april 2001 08:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Nine MPs from Zambia's ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) have been suspended for opposing a resolution passed by the party's northern provincial conference to endorse plans to allow President Frederick Chiluba to seek for a third term of office. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe minister fails to gag weekly paper
    19 april 2001 23:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe's minister of state for information and publicity, has suffered a setback in his latest court battle with the country's independent press, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe minister fails to gag weekly paper
    19 april 2001 23:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe's minister of state for information and publicity, has suffered a setback in his latest court battle with the country's independent press, the New York-based Human Rights Watch reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Failed Burundi coup prompts Annan call for quick solution
    19 april 2001 23:38:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Thursday urged all parties to the conflict in Burundi to take a cue from the failed coup in their country and work quickly to resolve the conflict. Full text...

  • UN report on DR Congo exonerates Namibia
    19 april 2001 22:15:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia has welcomed a UN Security Council report exonerating the government on illegal mining activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Bujumbura calm after aborted coup
    19 april 2001 22:09:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The streets of Bujumbura, the Burundi capital, were again bustling with normal activities Thursday after Wednesday's failed coup by a group of junior soldiers opposed to the government of President Pierre Buyoya. Full text...

  • King's birthday celebrations postponed due to illness
    19 april 2001 21:44:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- For the first time in the history of Swaziland, the one million-strong Swazi nation was surprised to learn of the postponement of King Mswati III's 33rd birthday celebration usually held on 19 April due to the ruler's poor health. Full text...

  • CPCC Chairman arrives in Cape Town, South Africa
    19 april 2001 21:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The chairman of the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Li Ruihuan, arrived in Cape Town Thursday as the guest of the Speaker of the South African National Assembly, Dr Frene Ginwala. Full text...

  • Ivorian President discusses with opposition leader
    19 april 2001 21:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has had discussions with the Secretary General and acting chairman of the Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire (PDCI-RDA), Laurent Dona Fologo. Full text...

  • Freedom to demonstrate under debate in Mozambique
    19 april 2001 21:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican parliament Thursday passed the first reading of a bill removing restrictions on the right to demonstrate. Full text...

  • UN establishes buffer zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea
    19 april 2001 20:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Thursday announced the establishment of a 25-km wide temporary security zone (TSZ) separating Ethiopian and Eritrean forces along their common border, to enable peacekeepers monitor a cease-fire the two parties agreed in June last year. Full text...

  • Religious, political leaders propose reconciliation body
    19 april 2001 20:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Top religious and political leaders in Tanzania are toying with the idea of establishing a national reconciliation committee for mitigating political disputes. Full text...

  • 37 Countries ratify African Union Treaty
    19 april 2001 20:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The General Secretariat of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now awaits only "three instruments of ratification" before officially announcing the "entry into force of the African Union Constitutive Act," sources close to the OAU legal Department revealed Thursday. Full text...

  • Joint West African military exercise under way
    19 april 2001 19:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A multi-national peacekeeping military exercise involving Ghana and nine other African States began simultaneously Wednesday at Yendi in the Northern Region of Ghana and Kara in Togo. Full text...

  • Moroccan king condemns Israeli attacks on holy places
    19 april 2001 19:09:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI, in his capacity as president of the Al Qods (Jerusalem) Committee, has condemned Israeli attacks against Islamic holy places in Palestine and the entry of Jewish extremists in the esplanade of the Mosque, official sources said. Full text...

  • COMESA joins private sector to address conflicts
    19 april 2001 17:36:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have agreed to work with the private sector, NGOs and the civil society in the promotion of peace and security in the sub-region. Full text...

  • 33 states deposit African Union ratification instruments
    19 april 2001 17:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A total of 33 African states had deposited the instruments of ratification of the African Union by Thursday at the OAU Secretariat in Addis Ababa, according to sources at the OAU legal section The following is the full list, in a chronological order, of countries that had deposited their documents by 19 April 2001. Full text...

  • MPs Suspended for Fighting in Parliament
    19 april 2001 16:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two Kenyan Members of Parliament have been suspended from the House for 10 days after they were found guilty of involving themselves in a physical brawl with the precincts of the Parliament. Full text...

  • President Wade opposes creation of an African Monetary Fund
    20 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has stressed the importance of African states to actively take part in the reform process of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid the surprises like those they now face under the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Full text...

  • UEMOA satisfied with Senegal's convergence programme
    15 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Commission of the West-African Economic and Monetary Union or UEMOA felt that the projections of Senegal's 2000-2003 multi-annual programme is ""compatible with the union's convergence criteria"", Le Journal de l'Economie has reported. Full text...

  • A monumental Seed of change sown in Sirte
    13 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The true dimensions of momentous events in history are rarely perceived, analysed or interpreted from the onset. Full text...

  • The African Union needs strong media partnership
    13 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) --One week after the ratification of the African Union Treaty both its founders and the bureaucrats in Addis Ababa must now face the hard reality of having to convince even those who have said ""yes"" to the union that the new body will be essentially different from the OAU it seeks to replace. Full text...

  • Lesotho ratifies African Union act
    13 march 2001 23:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) --The Kingdom of Lesotho has become the 25th member state of the OAU to submit its instrument of ratification of the constitutive act of the African Union or AU with the continental body, official sources said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia ratifies Constitutive Act of African Union
    12 march 2001 23:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has become the 32nd OAU member-State to ratify the Constitutive Act of the African Union, the Organisation of African Unity said in a statement. Full text...

  • Diplomats get Senegal's Omega Plan for Africa
    09 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio of Senegal has hailed the proclamation of the African Union in the Libyan city Sirte last week, describing the move as ""a big step toward creating the United States of Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia ratifies African Union constitutive act
    09 march 2001 23:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Lower House of Ethiopia's federal parliament, the Council of Peoples Representatives, has ratified the constitutive act of the African Union. Full text...

  • Kabila wants African Unity before Union
    08 march 2001 23:04:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congolese President Joseph Kabila says African unity needs to be given concrete expression before the envisaged continental Union can be realised. Full text...

  • Meles Says Union Crowns Africa's Liberation Struggle
    04 march 2001 23:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has described the historic launching of the African Union as an event constituting ""a successful step in the crowning of the continent's liberation struggle. Full text...

  • Beyond The Sirte II Declaration
    04 march 2001 23:04:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- By their historic 2 March Declaration of the African Union in the Libyan city of Sirte, African leaders have proved that much can be accomplished through unalloyed commitment. Full text...

  • New East African Community Gathers Clout
    02 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- There is a strong sentiment now running through East Africa over the future of the new East African Community, or EAC. Full text...

  • Africa opposes all hostilities against Libya
    02 march 2001 23:04:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- African leaders wound up the fifth OAU extraordinay summit in Sirte on Friday with an unusual motion warning that they would not tolerate the continuation of hostile actions against Libya and its leader, Col. Full text...

  • 37th Summit To Declare OAU Transition To African Union
    02 march 2001 23:04:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The fifth extraordinary session of the Organisation of African Unity ended Friday evening in Sirte, Libya after having adopted a ""solemn declaration establishing the African Union"". Full text...

  • Kenya, Guinea Sign Africa Union Constitutive Act
    02 march 2001 23:04:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Kenya became the 52nd member state of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to sign the Constitutive Act of the African Union at the just ended fifth extraordinary summit of African leaders. Full text...

  • African Union Proclaimed
    02 march 2001 23:04:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The 5th extraordinary summit of the OAU ended Friday in the Libyan city of Sirte with the proclamation of the African Union, a launching pad for greater continental unity and integration. Full text...

  • Consensus on Modalities for Proclaiming African Union
    02 march 2001 23:04:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- A consensus emerging from the second closed session of the OAU's Sirte II Summit Friday morning indicates that the formal act proclaiming the African Union will be instituted ""as soon as the constitutive act is effectively ratified by the needed two-third majority of OAU member states," "PANA learnt from reliable sources Friday. Full text...

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