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  • Moroccan monarch, Eyadema hold talks
    12 june 2001 15:14:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Visiting Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema has held talks with King Mohammed VI of Morocco in the southern town of Agadir, national television TVM reported without giving details. Full text...

  • Sudan calls for pressure on southern rebel movement
    12 june 2001 14:44:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan has appealed to the international community to condemn what it termed as the "irresponsible practices" of the rebel Sudanese People's Liberation Movement in the country's south. Full text...

  • Nigeria marks 8th anniversary of cancelled elections
    12 june 2001 14:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerians in the six states of the south-west, controlled by opposition party Alliance for Democracy (AD), are enjoying a public holiday Tuesday the eighth anniversary of the annulment of the 12 June 1993 presidential elections by the military. Full text...

  • Kumba Yala expected in Nigeria Wednesday
    12 june 2001 14:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Kumba Yala of Guinea Bissau is due in Nigeria Wednesday on a three-day official visit, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mbeki leads delegation on crucial UK trip
    12 june 2001 10:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has departed for London on a four-day official state visit during which he is expected to seek more investment for South Africa and the rest of Africa. Full text...

  • Salim Ahmed Salim: A political profile
    12 june 2001 10:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Salim Ahmed Salim, the former Tanzanian prime minister who became the sixth Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity in 1989 "has served the body for so long and so well that his name has become synonymous with the house", admits one aide. Full text...

  • Alpha Conde focuses on the future
    12 june 2001 08:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Guinea's recently released opposition leader Alpha Conde has stated in Dakar that he had "definitely turned the page" of his imprisonment so as to focus on the future. Full text...

  • Alpha Conde says new page must be turned in Guinea politics
    11 june 2001 23:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Guinean opposition leader of the Rally for the People of Guinea (RPG), Alpha Conde, said Monday in Dakar that he had "definitely turned the page" of his imprisonment in order "to look into the future. Full text...

  • OAU scribe underscores role of civil society
    11 june 2001 23:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At a five-day OAU-Civil Society Conference underway in Addis Ababa, Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim Monday acknowledged what he said was the increasingly important role grassroots and civil society organizations play in Africa's development. Full text...

  • Masire visits DR Congo as prelude to inter-Congolese dialogue
    11 june 2001 23:27:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The facilitator of the DR Congo's dialogue, Ketumile Masire, Sunday began a visit of the country's 11 provinces as part of his preparations for the 16 July gathering in Gaborone, Botswana. Full text...

  • Africa needs vibrant civil society
    11 june 2001 23:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, (PANA) -- The key elements for Africa's future governance and economic development, namely the rule of law, accountable government, an educated and informed citizenry, and a people-friendly developmental state, would increasingly be the challenge on the agenda of a vibrant civil society. Full text...

  • Rebels say DR Congo troops have killed 12 civilians in Katanga
    11 june 2001 23:12:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- DR Congo government forces (FAC) killed 12 people in south-eastern Katanga province over the weekend, rebel sources in Goma reported Monday. Full text...

  • Annan recommends move to next phase of MONUC deployments
    11 june 2001 22:40:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- With most of the parties having disengaged their forces from confrontation lines in DR Congo, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has advised the Security Council to authorise a transition to the next phase in the deployment of the UN monitoring mission there, known as MONUC. Full text...

  • NGOs plan African Commission for conflict resolution
    11 june 2001 22:29:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Representatives of several NGOs began a meeting in Lome Monday for the formation of an African conflict mediation and resolution Commission. Full text...

  • More than a hundred Liberians refused entry into Ghana
    11 june 2001 21:01:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- One hundred and sixty-seven Liberians on board a Swedish vessel which berthed at Tema port some 25 km east of Accra at the weekend were refused entry by Ghanaian authorities. Full text...

  • Group berates performance of Rwanda genocide tribunal
    11 june 2001 20:48:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The International Crisis Group (ICG), a non-governmental organisation focusing on conflicts around the world, has called on the UN Security Council to review the performance of the Rwandan genocide tribunal. Full text...

  • Ibrahima Fall, an academician turned diplomat
    11 june 2001 17:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- For undisclosed resons, the Senegalese government withdrew the candidature of Ibrahima Fall, and backed the Ivorian Amara Essy as a replacement for the incumbent OAU Secretary General, Salim Ahmad Salim. Full text...

  • Moi Appoints Opposition Leader In Shuffled Cabinet
    11 june 2001 15:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi Monday reshuffled his cabinet and appointed an opposition leader in the new line-up. Full text...

  • Rwandan police to join regional grouping
    11 june 2001 14:53:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan police are about to join a regional police body grouping most in east and central African countries, a senior police official in Kigali said Monday. Full text...

  • SACP adopts consolidation measures
    11 june 2001 13:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The KwaZulu-Natal branch of the South African Communist Party has adopted a wide range of resolutions during its congress in Durban to consolidate the party. Full text...

  • Nigeria struggles for own unity
    11 june 2001 10:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The birth of the African Union, expected to fast-track the political and economic integration of the continent, may have elicited happiness among the various peoples of the continent, but it has also renewed interest in the stability or otherwise of the constituent states. Full text...

  • Eyadema on three-day visit to Morocco
    11 june 2001 09:30:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema, who is in Rabat for a three-day visit, is expected to discuss burning African issues with King Mohammed VI, according to official sources in Rabat. Full text...

  • 40 under probe in connection with arms cache
    11 june 2001 08:23:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Police are investigating Sierra Leone's army director of training, Col. Full text...

  • France hails Toure's appointment as UN envoy to CAR
    10 june 2001 18:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has welcomed the naming of former Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure as UN Secretary General's Special envoy on the crisis in Central Africa Republic. Full text...

  • Three Burundians die in rebel ambush
    10 june 2001 17:52:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least three people were killed and two others seriously injured Saturday in Burundi, when rebels ambushed a passenger bus in the southern town of Makamba close to the border Tanzania, local sources said. Full text...

  • Russian envoy confers with Tunisia on Middle East question
    10 june 2001 15:58:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Evgueni Primakov, a special envoy of Russian President Vladimir Poutin, has delivered a message to Tunisian President Zine El Abideine Ben Ali, on the situation in the Middle East, officials said in Tunis. Full text...

  • Cape Verde Prime Minister chides opposition
    10 june 2001 15:45:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves Saturday decried what he termed the "conspiratorial" attitude of some opposition leaders scheming the fall of his government. Full text...

  • Ibrahima Fall aspires to be OAU boss without Senegal's backing
    10 june 2001 15:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese national Ibrahima Fall would like to be the next secretary general of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • Senior Malawi ruling party official quits
    09 june 2001 20:07:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A senior Malawi ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) official, Cassim Chilumpa, has resigned from President Bakili Muluzi's party. Full text...

  • Liberia releases two Sierra Leonean captives
    09 june 2001 19:45:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian government has released two Sierra Leonean security personnel who illegally crossed into Liberia and handed them to Freetown's embassy in Monrovia. Full text...

  • EU calls for acceleration of Sudanese peace process
    09 june 2001 18:30:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has commended the recent Inter Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) summit devoted to the civil war in southern Sudan in Nairobi and expressed the hope this would step-up the peace process. Full text...

  • Josselin discusses peace for Francophone West Africa
    09 june 2001 14:55:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Visiting French Minister of Cooperation and Francophonie, Charles Josselin said France, having traditional of cooperation with Burkina Faso and Cote d'Ivoire, would do everything possible to foster co-existence between both African neighbours. Full text...

  • Tunisian tourist industry overwhelms Wade
    09 june 2001 13:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Tunisia's tourist industry which generates 1. Full text...

  • Salim says Lusaka summit historic for Africa Union
    09 june 2001 12:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim Saturday says the forthcoming summit in Lusaka is more historical because it has been given specific responsibility to work out the practical modalities for the implementation of the creation of the African Union. Full text...

  • Taylor, Conteh hold phone conversation
    09 june 2001 12:02:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor says he has been in telephone contact with his Guinean counterpart, Lansana Conteh, on the peace process in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Pakistani peacekeepers begin arriving in Sierra Leone
    09 june 2001 10:16:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Some 265 Pakistani troops have arrived in Freetown to prepare for the peacekeeping contingent from that country, according to UNAMSIL spokesperson Margett Novicki. Full text...

  • Advance Pakistani troops arrive in Sierra Leone
    08 june 2001 23:40:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- An advance party of 265 Pakistani UN peacekeepers has arrived in Freetown, the spokesperson of the UN Military Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) Margett Novicki confirmed in Freetown Friday. Full text...

  • Burundi, Tanzania Officials Discuss Security
    08 june 2001 22:27:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Four Burundian provincial governors on Thursday held a highly emotional meeting with a delegation from Tanzania to discuss border security issues. Full text...

  • UN team observes Gambian poll preparations
    08 june 2001 22:03:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A two-member UN team is on a weeklong visit in Gambia to assess the ongoing preparations for the October general elections. Full text...

  • Tunisia gives Africa Day special significance
    08 june 2001 20:53:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The government of Tunisia Friday said the celebration of Africa Day this year was of "special significance especially after the proclamation and coming into force of the African Union". Full text...

  • Lusaka ready to host the 37th OAU Summit
    08 june 2001 20:13:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Zambia's foreign minister Keli Walubita on Thursday declared in Lome that Lusaka was ready to host the 37th OAU Summit in July. Full text...

  • Malian, US officials assess co-operation
    08 june 2001 19:38:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare on Thursday discussed with US embassy staff in Bamako on ways to further improve bilateral co-operation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Salim appeals to strikers not to disrupt OAU summit
    08 june 2001 18:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim Friday said that he hoped every effort would be made before the summit starts to overcome differences between the Zambian government and its striking workers who have threatened to disrupt the OAU's annual summit scheduled for July in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Zambia denies support to female candidate for OAU job
    08 june 2001 18:06:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian politician and woman activist, Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, has failed to get the support of her home government to vie for the post of Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) at its Lusaka Summit in July. Full text...

  • Namibia withdraws 600 troops from DR Congo
    08 june 2001 18:05:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia has withdrawn over 600 troops from the DR Congo under a UN-supervised programme, Defence Minister, Erkki Nghimtina said Friday. Full text...

  • Taylor orders army audit
    08 june 2001 17:53:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor has ordered a "complete evaluation of all personnel" of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), amid suspicion of pay fraud. Full text...

  • Niger, Nigeria agree to curb border insecurity
    08 june 2001 16:11:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger and Nigerian authorities have agreed to join forces to fight insecurity on their common borders, after a week-long meeting of their joint Commission in Niamey. Full text...

  • Mugabe attacks Britain, says land reform irreversible
    08 june 2001 14:25:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Friday launched his bitterest attack yet on former colonial power Britain for opposing his government's land reforms, saying the controversial process was irreversible. Full text...

  • President Pires confident about Africa's future
    08 june 2001 14:03:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde President Pedro Pires recently expressed optimism about the future of Africa, as the continent made to celebrate Africa Day and proclaim its Union. Full text...

  • Wade says no objection to merger of Omega and MAP plans
    08 june 2001 13:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade recently affirmed he has no objection to a merging of his Omega plan for Africa's development and a parallel one, the African Renaissance Plan (MAP), proposed by his South African, Nigerian and Algerian counterparts. Full text...

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