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  • UN asks Senegal to hold indicted Chadian dictator
    24 april 2001 14:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Committee against Torture has called on Senegal not to allow Chad's exiled former president, Hissène Habré to leave the country. Full text...

  • By-Election Suspects Charged With Murder
    24 april 2001 13:19:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Ten opposition supporters arrested two weeks ago following the death of a ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) supporter during clashes were Tuesday committed to the high court for trial. Full text...

  • African Union: the challenge at the base
    23 april 2001 13:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In the countdown to the effective proclamation of the African Union critics continue to question the feasibility of cohesion by a continent dogged by disintegration. Full text...

  • Somali arrested for wire-tapping phone lines
    23 april 2001 12:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Somali national has been arrested in Nairobi on suspicion of wire-tapping the telephone lines which police sources say belong to two top military officers. Full text...

  • Ethiopia rejects Eritrea, UNMEE protocol
    23 april 2001 12:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has rejected a recent protocol agreement between Eritrea and the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) providing for the return of Eritrean militia and police to the border area, official sources said. Full text...

  • Kadhafi hails the role of African women
    23 april 2001 12:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • Ethiopia refutes UN charges over its troop movement
    23 april 2001 10:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has refuted the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea's (UNMEE) allegations that Addis Ababa did not communicate its full redeployment plans along its border with Eritrea. Full text...

  • Rebels attack several locations in southern Burundi
    22 april 2001 18:48:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Growing insecurity in several regions of Burundi has spilled over to the relatively calm southern part of the country where massive attacks, blamed on the rebellion, have been reported since Friday, a military source said. Full text...

  • Liberia may not escape UN sanctions
    22 april 2001 18:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As the 7 May deadline for the coming into effect of the UN sanctions on Liberia draws near, current efforts by Monrovia to avert the sanctions may have failed to impress the UN team that visited the country last week. Full text...

  • Niger parliament rejects bill to review constitution
    22 april 2001 17:32:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's national assembly on Saturday rejected a bill intended to amend the constitution so that the pardoned perpetrators of the military coup in which President Bare Mainassara was killed on 9 April 1999 could be prosecuted. Full text...

  • MPD holds first meeting after poll defeat
    22 april 2001 16:51:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The national council of the Movement for Democracy (MPD), the major opposition party in Cape Verde, Saturday held its first meeting in Praia since its defeat in the 14 January general elections. Full text...

  • Senegal, Tunisia vow to strengthen co-operation
    22 april 2001 16:43:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Senegalese Foreign Affairs minister, Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, currently on a working visit in Tunisia, Sunday held talks with his Tunisian counterpart Ben Yahia and several officials of the Tunisian government, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

  • Defence officials review situation on Angola-Zambia border
    22 april 2001 16:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A tripartite meeting of defence chiefs, government officials and experts from Angola, Namibia and Zambia began Sunday in Lusaka to address the situation along the Zambia/Angola border. Full text...

  • Church cautions President Muluzi against bid for third term
    22 april 2001 15:53:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's second largest church, the Church of Central African Presbyterian, has warned President Bakili Muluzi that he would lose his reputation in case he seeks an unconstitutional third term of presidency. Full text...

  • Ivorian parliament to meet in Yamoussoukro
    22 april 2001 15:07:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's National Assembly will meet Wednesday for the first time in the nation's political capital Yamoussoukro, a reliable source said Saturday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Government panel probes opposition's indemnity claims
    22 april 2001 12:57:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A government-appointed legal panel to investigate claims by the opposition Umma (nation) Party for indemnities approximated to be 4. Full text...

  • Coup attempt inquiry commission given 20 days to end work
    21 april 2001 20:14:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi has decided to set up a commission of inquiry into the failed coup d'etat of 18 April, and to present its public report in 20 days, an official communiqué said Saturday in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • ATN lodges complaint against politician's bodyguards
    21 april 2001 18:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Director of African Television News (ATN), a television news agency of the RACECO group, has decided to file a complaint with the authorities against Mbaye Niang and Mawo Fall, bodyguards of Abdoulaye Diack, a former president of the dissolved Senegalese Senate, who attacked its cameraman. Full text...

  • Supreme Court throws out Presidential election petition
    21 april 2001 18:44:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan Supreme Court Saturday dismised the petition filed by Kiiza Besigye, the runner-up in the country's 12 March Presidential elections won by President Yoweri Museveni. Full text...

  • Namibian, Angolan, Zambian foreign ministers meet Monday
    21 april 2001 15:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Foreign Ministers from Zambia, Angola and Namibia meet in Lusaka Monday to resolve their security concerns and to strengthen co-operation between them. Full text...

  • Zambian VP accuses Chiluba of bribing third term supporters
    21 april 2001 15:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian vice president Christon Tembo Saturday accused his boss, President Frederick Chiluba, of bribing supporters to help him in his bid to run for a third term of office. Full text...

  • Cameroonian internationalist says West fears African Union
    21 april 2001 13:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- "The African Union works against major world interests, which explains why no Head of State has received congratulations from the West after the Lome summit," Prof. Full text...

  • Chiluba supporters in Zambia batter Briton to death
    21 april 2001 12:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A first death victim has been claimed by the escalating violence between people supporting Zambian President Frederick Chiluba for a third five-year term in office and those against his ambition. Full text...

  • Namibian, Angolan Foreign ministers to meet in Lusaka
    21 april 2001 12:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Foreign Ministers from Zambia, Angola and Namibia meet in Lusaka next Monday to resolve security concerns and strengthen cooperation between the three countries. Full text...

  • Dar indicted as transit route of DR Congo plunder
    21 april 2001 11:47:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania capital Dar es Salaam has been implicated by a UN Security Council report as a major transit route of natural resources plundered in war-torn DR Congo. Full text...

  • Indemnity bill irks Gambian public, observers
    20 april 2001 23:38:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A cross section of the diplomatic community in Banjul Friday voiced concern about government riding rough-shod on the Gambian people. Full text...

  • UN peacekeepers at length deploy in Kisangani
    20 april 2001 21:50:00
    Goma- DR Congo (PANA) -- A contingent of 123 Moroccan soldiers arrived in Kisangani Friday as part of a UN force being deployed in rebel-controlled territories in DR Congo, rebel sources in Kisangani confirmed. Full text...

  • ECOWAS mission holding talks with Liberia on sanctions
    20 april 2001 21:48:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- An eight-man Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mission to verify Liberia's compliance with conditions set by the UN sanctions committee Friday began holding talks with Liberian officials here as part of their visit to the country. Full text...

  • 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...

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