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  • Presidents Kufuor, Mbeki hold talks at economic forum
    06 june 2001 13:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President John Kufuor of Ghana, who is attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit in Durban, South Africa Wednesday morning held talks with host President Thabo Mbeki. Full text...

  • President Moi gears up for coming polls
    06 june 2001 12:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) --As general elections draw near, President Daniel arap Moi is observably off to the requisite political engineering to consolidate the ruling KANU party's hold, analysts in Kenya note. Full text...

  • Detained Ethiopian scholars released on bail
    06 june 2001 11:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Two Ethiopian scholars, Prof. Full text...

  • Senegal reinforces troops in southern Casamance
    06 june 2001 11:27:00
    Bignona- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese army has dispatched more reinforcement including an airforce plane to help smother sporadic rebel fire in Bignona in southern Casamance where separatists are fighting for autonomous rule. Full text...

  • Rebel Congolese troops embroiled in Bangui coup
    06 june 2001 10:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Central African Republic Ambassador to DR Congo, Sise Le Bernard, has not only conceded that troops from Jean-Pierre Bemba's Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC) were helping CAR forces fight back mutineers, but insisted there was nothing wrong in their presence there. Full text...

  • South African opposition leader pays tribute to ANC
    06 june 2001 09:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Tony Leon, leader of South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) Tuesday night paid tribute to the ruling African National Congress, acknowledging it has reduced the budget deficit, brought inflation under control and kept a rein on public spending. Full text...

  • Don Mckinnon says Cameroon on the right track
    05 june 2001 22:54:00
    Younde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Visiting Commonweath Secretary General Don Mckinnon has said that Cameroon was on the right track in implementing the Harare Declaration on Good governance. Full text...

  • EU parliamentarians to visit Rabat Friday
    05 june 2001 22:10:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A delegation from the European Parliament is expected in Morocco for a three-day working visit beginning 8 June, according to the Chamber of Representatives in Rabat. Full text...

  • OAU ministerial delegation continues visit in Comoros
    05 june 2001 21:52:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Malagasy foreign minister Lila Hanitra Ratsifandrihamanana has urged Comorians to regard the visit of an OAU delegation as "a sign of support from the entire international community. Full text...

  • Ruling Party Youths Assault Opposition Supporters
    05 june 2001 21:03:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- President Bakili Muluzi's traditional address to parliament at the start of the budget session was Tuesday overshadowed by violent clashes between supporters of his United Democratic Front (UDF) party and the opposition. Full text...

  • Co-operation minister postpones trip to DRC
    05 june 2001 20:53:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian junior co-operation minister Eddy Boutmans has postponed his working visit to the Democratic Republic Of Congo to 30 June, an official source said in Brussels Tuesday. Full text...

  • Annan Sends Mali's Toure as Envoy to Central African Republic
    05 june 2001 18:51:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has appointed former Malian head of state, General Amadou Toure, his Special Envoy to the Central African Republic (CAR) where a coup attempt has left a trail of violence. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Edo State sacks cabinet
    05 june 2001 17:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The governor of Nigeria's mid- western Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, has dismissed his entire cabinet as part of a restructuring process, the privately-owned African Independent Television (AIT) reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • OAU satisfied with Lusaka's preparations for summit
    05 june 2001 17:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The OAU assistant Secretary General for Conferences Daniel Antonio has expressed great satisfaction at the advanced preparation of facilities for the OAU summit scheduled for next July in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire backs diplomat Amara Essy for OAU scribe
    05 june 2001 17:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amara Essy, Cote d'Ivoire's candidate to succeed Salim Ahmed Salim as OAU secretary-general, spent his political career as a diplomat in the "protective" shield of the late President Felix Houphouet-Boigny. Full text...

  • Malian military train in peacekeeping
    05 june 2001 15:59:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A number of Malian soldiers late last week ended a month-long training in peacekeeping. Full text...

  • Survey says civil war concerns majority of Burundians
    05 june 2001 15:51:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 80 percent of Burundians are deeply concerned by the lack of security in their country due to the civil war, according to a recent survey carried out by the UN office in Burundi. Full text...

  • Burundi peace process hits another snag
    05 june 2001 14:44:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A regional summit on Burundi called for Monday in Arusha, north Tanzania, has been postponed indefinitely, hardly two weeks since a meeting on the country's transitional leadership collapsed at the same venue. Full text...

  • Governor sacks cabinet
    05 june 2001 14:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Governor of Nigeria's mid-western Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, has sacked his entire cabinet, the privately-owned African Independent Television (AIT) reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambian Government, Opposition trade accusations
    05 june 2001 14:24:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia's main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), has accused President Yahya Jammeh's ruling APRC of blackmailing Taiwan. Full text...

  • South Africa takes pulse of situation in Comoros
    05 june 2001 14:04:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- South African Foreign minister Dlamini Zuma is in Moroni to get first hand information on the situation in Comoros and see what support Pretoria can give implementation of an agreement signed there on 17 February under the aegis of the OAU. Full text...

  • Patasse thanks Kadhafi for helping to stop coup d'etat
    05 june 2001 14:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Central African Republic president Ange-Felix Patasse Monday thanked the Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Opposition party criticises SADC
    05 june 2001 13:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Democratic Alliance (DA) deputy leader Marthinus van Schalkwyk has warned that many Southern African Development Community (SADC) governments were not fully committed to free-market principles and, as a result, it might be necessary to restructure SADC. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Secretary General visits Cameroon
    05 june 2001 12:19:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon, has with the Cameroonian Prime Minister, Peter Mafany Musonge for talks on the country's electoral system and human rights issues, among others. Full text...

  • Communist Party urges lift of sanctions on Iraq
    05 june 2001 12:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for the immediate lift of the sanctions on Iraq, accusing the US and Britain of tightening the noose through their recent move at the UN Security Council to extend the oil-for-food Programme. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives Russian envoy
    05 june 2001 10:50:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Pretoria condemns latest Middle East violence
    05 june 2001 07:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has strongly condemned the suicide bombing which killed at least 19 people and injured scores of others outside a Tel Aviv night club last weekend. Full text...

  • Rebel Movement begins disengaging forces
    05 june 2001 07:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The chairman of the Joint Military Commission (JMC) on DR Congo, Brig. Full text...

  • Some 17-murder suspects released, two still held
    04 june 2001 20:20:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- After releasing 17 suspects Monday, the state is still holding two senior leaders of the opposition Civic United Front party (CUF) who are accused of killing a policeman named Haji Muslim Simai during riots which took place in Zanzibar in January. Full text...

  • Lansana Kouyate, the administrator diplomat
    04 june 2001 20:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Lansana Kouyate, Guinea's candidate in the race to succeed Tanzania's Salim Ahmed Salim as Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity or the African Union, is not a stranger to pan-African affairs. Full text...

  • Court rules against Tembo's appeal
    04 june 2001 19:22:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal case lodged by a faction of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice president John Tembo. Full text...

  • Government to propose controversial laws as house meets
    04 june 2001 19:06:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- A bill which will make it easier for an MP to lose a house seat will be among at least five bills that will be tabled in the Malawi parliament when it opens for business in Lilongwe Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN official urges halt to small arms trafficking
    04 june 2001 18:44:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A UN official Monday urged women in the Mano River Union (MRU) basin to "try to stop" the trafficking of small arms and light weapons in the region. Full text...

  • MLC rebels start to disengage from territory
    04 june 2001 18:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The rebel Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) has finally started to disengage its troops 15 km from the contact zone following the deployment of military observers and humanitarian agencies in five areas controlled by the rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Ethnic clashes worry authorities as 2002 polls loom
    04 june 2001 17:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Bloody clashes took place during the run-up to and immediately after Kenya's first multiparty general elections in three decades in 1992. Full text...

  • Conte, Kabbah welcome UN sanctions on Liberia
    04 june 2001 17:44:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Guinean President Lansana Conte and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, have welcomed the sanctions imposed on Liberia by the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean war veteran leader dies
    04 june 2001 17:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Chenjerai Hunzvi, the controversial leader of former fighters of Zimbabwe's war of independence died Monday of suspected cerebral malaria. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire woos Togo for OAU top job
    04 june 2001 16:24:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Former Ivorian Prime Minister Seydou Diarra, has met with President Gnassingbe Eyadema seeking Togo's support for Amara Essy, the Ivorian candidate for the post of the OAU Secretary General. Full text...

  • The Omega Plan for Africa
    04 june 2001 14:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The "Omega Plan for Africa," which President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal proposes to his peers, advocates a new pact of partnership with the rest of the world, managed by a "global authority" under the direct responsibility of the UN Secretary General. Full text...

  • Pan African peace caravan to visit Bujumbura
    04 june 2001 13:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Peace and Solidarity Caravan initiated last year by a network of men and women with different profiles from about 30 African countries, is due mid-June in Burundi, official sources said. Full text...

  • Two die in Burundi militia clashes
    04 june 2001 13:14:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Official sources in Burundi Sunday said two rebels were killed and several others wounded late last Friday in clashes between pro-government militia and armed rebels in Mudende-Bururi south of the country. Full text...

  • South African opposition leader on week-long UK tour
    04 june 2001 11:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Tony Leon, the leader of South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance is off to the United Kingdom for a weeklong visit. Full text...

  • Pretoria condemns latest Mid East violence
    04 june 2001 11:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has strongly condemned the suicide bombing that killed 19 teenagers outside a Tel Aviv nightclub at the weekend. Full text...

  • Somali Premier optimistic about prospects for beleaguered country
    04 june 2001 11:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The future looks bright, at least as perceived by Prime Minister Ali Khalif Galayhd, for Somalia's Transitional Government (TGS), what with renewed hopes for reconciliation following reports that differences between some opposition factions were beginning to thaw. Full text...

  • African Union: taking up where the OAU left off
    04 june 2001 11:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Taking up where its predecessor the OAU left off, and particularly against the backdrop of fresh challenges in a new world order, the priorities of the African Union can hardly be more obvious. Full text...

  • SADC prepares to monitor elections in Zambia, Lesotho
    04 june 2001 10:16:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- MPs from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum are meeting in Lusaka to strengthen their capacity in observing the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Zambia and Lesotho expected later this year. Full text...

  • Ethiopian returnees want redress for maltreatment in Libya
    03 june 2001 15:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Eight Ethiopians who were recently released from Libyan jails are seeking redress for the maltreatment they claim to have been subjected to while in confinement. Full text...

  • Bashir says refusal to meet Garang was tit for tat
    03 june 2001 14:14:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar el Bashir Sunday said he refused to meet rebel leader John Garang on the sidelines of the Saturday Nairobi summit conference of the Inter- government Authority for Development (IGAD) because the latter had many times aborted efforts by African leaders to bring them together. Full text...

  • ICRC repatriates more Ethiopia civilians from Asmara
    03 june 2001 13:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A fresh batch of 1,133 Ethiopians have been repatriated from Eritrea under facilitation of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Full text...

  • Activists sound US opinion of alleged abuses in Ethiopia
    02 june 2001 19:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) The United Ethiopian Civic O-rganisation has announced it would on 6 June hold a 24-hour vigil in front of the State Department offices in Washington DC to draw international attention to what it said was the unjust imprisonment of human rights activists in Ethiopia. Full text...

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