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  • Khadafi moves to reconcile Museveni, El Bashir
    13 may 2001 16:22:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • Moroccan peacekeepers arrive in eastern DR Congo
    13 may 2001 15:55:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A contingent of 116 Moroccan soldiers arrived in Goma in eastern DR Congo (DRC) this weekend, UN officials in Goma said Sunday. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau demobilises former dissident soldiers
    13 may 2001 15:33:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- The authorities in Bissau this weekend demobilised 90 veteran soldiers who took part in the events of June 1998 overthrow of Joao Bernardo Vieira. Full text...

  • Senegal forms new government after parliamentary poll
    13 may 2001 15:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye Saturday night formed a new cabinet Comprising 22 senior and two junior ministers. Full text...

  • Canada imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe
    13 may 2001 14:48:00
    HARARE- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Canada announced Sunday it was imposing limited economic and military sanctions on Zimbabwe in retaliation for last week's manhandling of its top diplomat in Harare by veterans of the country's independence war over a labour dispute last week. Full text...

  • Senegal unveils smallest cabinet in 25 Years.
    13 may 2001 14:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's first lady prime minister, Madior Boye, has formed a new government with only 24 cabinet ministers - two of them junior ministers - in one of the smallest cabinet line-ups in the last 25 years. Full text...

  • Communist Party rallies around alliance with ANC
    13 may 2001 13:36:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa - (PANA) -- The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for vigilance against divisive elements after a two-day meeting in which it reaffirmed its alliance with the ruling African National Congress and the labour movement COSATU. Full text...

  • Six NGO staff members kidnapped in Burundi.
    13 may 2001 12:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- An armed group Friday kidnapped six members of Memisa Coped, a non-governmental organisation, working in the southern province of Makamba in the town of Kibago, said a senior official Saturday. Full text...

  • Salim urges world to help Kabila restore DR Congo peace
    13 may 2001 11:04:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim has called on the world community to back President Joseph Kabila's efforts to restore peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the official Sunday News reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Namibian President Launches Autobiography
    12 may 2001 19:30:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- President Sam Nujoma Saturday said he was proud that history chose him to carry the mantle of leadership of Namibia's anti-colonial struggle, which the country's brave forefathers and mothers had bequeathed on him. Full text...

  • Moroccan, Portuguese Premiers to Meet in Lisbon
    12 may 2001 19:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A high-level meeting between the Moroccan and Portuguese government delegations will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Lisbon to take stock of bilateral co- operation, official sources in Rabat said. Full text...

  • Five Genocide Suspects Acquitted in Southwest Rwanda
    12 may 2001 17:56:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Five suspected perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda have been acquitted by the public in Gashonga and Butarama districts of the southwest Cyangugu province. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's Chief of Security Gunned Down
    12 may 2001 16:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's chief of federal security service, Kinfe Gebremedhin, was gunned down early Saturday by a man identified only as a "major", Radio Ethiopia has announced. Full text...

  • Kadhafi reconciles Sudan, Uganda
    12 may 2001 13:31:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Sudanese President Hassan al Bashir, whose country formerly had strained relations with Uganda, was among five African leaders who Saturday attended the inauguration of Ugandan President Museveni in Kampala for another five-year term. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe passes law outlawing foreign funding for parties
    12 may 2001 11:12:00
    HARARE- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe, accusing former colonial power Britain and other European countries of interfering in its internal affairs, passed a law forbidding foreign funding for local political parties. Full text...

  • US backs peacekeeping in Africa
    11 may 2001 23:23:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- US president George W. Full text...

  • Sierra Leoneans Refused Entry in Gambia
    11 may 2001 23:17:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian immigration authorities Friday deported 16 Sierra Leoneans saying they had no "entry clearance" when they landed at Banjul airport. Full text...

  • Zambians still doubt Chiluba on third term issue
    11 may 2001 21:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The opposition Zambian Republican Party Friday expressed doubts about President Frederick Chiluba's statement that he would not seek a third term of office, suggesting that Chiluba "is capable of going against his word. Full text...

  • OAU officials discuss Comoros crisis in Pretoria
    11 may 2001 20:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Foreign ministers of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) met in Pretoria on Friday to discuss the ongoing secessionist crisis in the Comoros. Full text...

  • Six African presidents for Museveni's inauguration
    11 may 2001 20:17:00
    Entebbe- Uganda (PANA) -- Six African presidents and representatives from several others have been invited to attend the inauguration of Uganda's President-elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Saturday. Full text...

  • 6 African leaders to grace Museveni's inauguration
    11 may 2001 16:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- At least six African leaders are expected at Saturday's inauguration of Uganda's re-elected President Yoweri Museveni, official sources said in Kampala Friday. Full text...

  • South African delegation due in Mexico and Colombo
    11 may 2001 11:03:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy President Jacob Zuma leaves for Mexico and Colombia Saturday to enhance South Africa's bilateral relations with the two countries. Full text...

  • Angolan delegation winds up visit to South Africa
    11 may 2001 10:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An Angolan delegation including senior officials from the External Relations ministry Friday wound up a four-day visit to South Africa during which they held wide-ranging talks with the authorities in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Prosecutor to complete Ethiopia's genocide trials by 2004
    11 may 2001 10:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The special prosecutor pursuing officials suspected of committing genocide, crimes against humanity and other atrocities during the 17-year rule of the former regime in Ethiopia, Girma, says the process would be completed within the next three years. Full text...

  • South African opposition lashes back at criticism
    11 may 2001 09:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Tony Leon has dismissed as a dishonest attempt to divert blame for South Africa's poor image abroad, claims within government circles that he was 'bad-mouthing' the country overseas. Full text...

  • Committee hands down amnesty rulings in South Africa
    11 may 2001 09:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has granted amnesty to four former Vlakplaas policemen, including the country's most notorious apartheid-era policeman Eugene De Kock. Full text...

  • Renamed Senegalese PM to downsize cabinet
    11 may 2001 09:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Reappointed Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye has hinted that Senegal's next government would be a "fairly reduced team with fewer ministers that would include women, politicians and members of the civil society. Full text...

  • Obasanjo to battle defects in Nigeria's foreign exchange
    11 may 2001 07:35:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo has assured the Nigerian community in Washington of his government's resolve to deal with criminal activities and frivolities in the import business that have lately had a run on the local currency, the Naira. Full text...

  • King Mohamed to Visit Senegal
    10 may 2001 22:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Morocco's King Mohamed VI will visit Senegal from 22 May at the invitation of President Abdoulaye Wade, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Mame Madior Boye Still Head of Government
    10 may 2001 21:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade on Thursday reappointed Mame Madior Boye prime minister of Senegal, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) reported. Full text...

  • Ten of Mengistu's Men Set Free
    10 may 2001 21:45:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian authorities have set free 10 senior officials of the former dictatorial regime of Mengistu Haile-Mariam which was overthrown in May 1991. Full text...

  • UNITA Attacks Angolan Military Base
    10 may 2001 19:51:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Suspected UNITA bandits on Wednesday attacked an Angolan army base near the Namibian border killing one civilian and injuring two government soldiers. Full text...

  • Zambia reaffirms commitment to host OAU Summit
    10 may 2001 18:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government says there is no basis to move the venue of the scheduled OAU's 37th Ordinary Summit from Lusaka to South Africa as proposed Wednesday by Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Rwanda, Malawi Agree on Closer Ties
    10 may 2001 18:38:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda and Malawi have agreed to strenghten bilateral cooperation in different sectors of economic development. Full text...

  • Rebel attack in Burundi leaves at least six dead
    10 may 2001 17:58:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Military sources in Burundi say about 100 Burundi rebels early Wednesday attacked an important army barracks in Gatumba, about 12 km north-west of Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Obasanjo meets US officials
    10 may 2001 17:49:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo met Thursday with several US officials at the start of a three-day working visit. Full text...

  • Opposition leader goes on trial in Nouakchott
    10 may 2001 16:41:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The chairman of the opposition Popular Front (FP) in Mauritania Mohamed Lemine Ch'Bih Ould Cheikh Malainine and two aides Thursday appeared before the Nouakchott criminal court on charges of "criminal conspiracy. Full text...

  • Follow-up committee on Burundi peace process convened
    10 may 2001 16:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The follow-up committee on the peace process in Burundi has been convened to meet in Arusha, Tanzania 28 May to 4 June, sources confirmed in Bujumbura Thursday. Full text...

  • Eritrea denies restricting UN peacekeeping mission
    10 may 2001 16:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In the wake of reports to the contrary, Eritrean authorities have refuted allegations that the country was denying UN peacekeepers access to a buffer zone carved out to monitor the UN-brokered peace process between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Pretoria unaware of plans to change venue of OAU Summit
    10 may 2001 14:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has expressed optimism that the 37th Summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) will take place in Zambia in July as scheduled. Full text...

  • Chiluba warns against tension in Zambia
    10 may 2001 14:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba has asked the international community not to instigate crisis in the country over his third term debate. Full text...

  • Ethiopia, Cuba sign health cooperation agreement
    10 may 2001 13:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia and Cuba have signed an exclusive cooperation agreement on the exchange of scientific and health information, Addis Ababa sources said. Full text...

  • Ethiopian court denies bail to rights activists
    10 may 2001 10:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An Ethiopian court has denied bail to two prominent local academicians and human rights activists currently in detention and charged with inciting university students to violence and rioting last month. Full text...

  • Opposition politician returns home from abroad
    10 may 2001 09:28:00
    Bissau Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Opposition Democratic Alliance of Guinea-Bissau (AGS) party leader Fernando Gomes has returned home after spending four months in Dakar and France for medical reasons. Full text...

  • Kadhafi proposes change of venue for OAU summit
    09 may 2001 23:00:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Gambian political temperature rising ahead of October polls
    09 may 2001 20:46:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Political suspicion and excitement are already rising among political parties in Gambia five months before the next general elections in October. Full text...

  • Arab Countries Call for Action To Stop Israeli Aggression
    09 may 2001 19:57:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Mediterranean Arab countries have urged the international community, particularly European nations, to act decisively in order to end Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. Full text...

  • US army delegation visits Nigeria
    09 may 2001 18:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An eight-man delegation of the US Army War College visited Nigeria's National War College (NWC) in Abuja Wednesday as part of a study tour of strategic military and civilian institutions in the country. Full text...

  • Chissano says he will not run for a third term
    09 may 2001 17:26:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has informed the ruling Frelimo Party that he will step down at the end of his current term of office which ends in 2004. Full text...

  • SWAPO denies opposition claims of intimidation in campaign
    09 may 2001 16:58:00
    Rundu- Namibia (PANA) -- The opposition Congress of Democrats (CD) has accused the ruling SWAPO of intimidating other political parties currently campaigning in the Kapako constituency of the Kavango region in north-eastern Namibia. Full text...

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