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  • Taylor's resignation dominates Nigerian newspapers
    15 august 2003 14:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Monday's arrival in Nigeria of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, a few hours after he stepped down from office and handed power to his deputy, Moses Blah, dominated Nigerian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Taylor's departure, the lesser evil, say Ghanaian papers
    13 august 2003 10:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian newspapers say Monday's departure of former Liberian President Charles Taylor into exile in Nigeria is the lesser evil for his country. Full text...

  • Taylor's resignation dominates Ivorian papers
    12 august 2003 17:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian papers on Tuesday widely commented on the resignation of Charles Taylor as president of Liberia on Monday. Full text...

  • French dailies focus Liberian crisis after Taylor
    12 august 2003 17:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French dailies on Tuesday widely commented on the latest developments of the political situation in Liberia, marked by the departure of former president Charles Taylor and his replacement by Moses Blah. Full text...

  • Congolese dailies zoom in on FESPAM
    08 august 2003 23:07:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese papers this week widely comment on the just ended Pan-African Music Festival (FESPAM) in Brazzaville and Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Amnesty bill makes front pages in Abidjan
    08 august 2003 21:14:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian papers this week have focused on the passing of the country's amnesty bill by the National Assembly. Full text...

  • Presidential election campaign hits headlines in Rwanda
    08 august 2003 20:51:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda's presidential election campaign has been the focus of newspaper editorials this week. Full text...

  • Olympio's resignation makes headlines in Togo
    08 august 2003 20:00:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The resignation of Harry Olympio as Minister in charge of relations with the parliament in Togo's new government formed on 29 July, dominated Lome press this week. Full text...

  • Algerian dailies focus on Kabylia crisis
    08 august 2003 19:01:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian papers this week focused on the reactions of the Kabylia delegates to the government's offer of dialogue to end the crisis rocking the region since April 2001. Full text...

  • Global resolve vital for elimination of terrorism
    08 august 2003 11:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- International peace and security would remain a pipe dream if the global community did not show a concerted resolve to end terrorism, an Ethiopian weekly said Friday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian newspaper warns against military coups
    07 august 2003 16:09:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The state-owned Daily Graphic has called on Ghanaians to be vigilant against military coups, warning that a misadventure by misguided soldiers could endanger the country's fragile democracy. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers hype arrival of country's troops in Liberia
    05 august 2003 12:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Tuesday played up the deployment of the country's soldiers to Liberia, at the vanguard of the ECOWAS Mission in Liberia (ECOMILI), with many of them reporting the deployment on their front pages. Full text...

  • Ivorian minister's funeral makes headlines in Abidjan
    04 august 2003 22:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The funeral of former Interior Minister Emile Boga Doudou, killed at the onset of the military insurrection on 19 September 2002 that eventually turned into a rebellion in Cote d'Ivoire, has been the subject of Ivorian editorials on Monday. Full text...

  • S. African press on bribery allegations against Zuma
    03 august 2003 09:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The week has ended as it started for South African newspapers - front pages dominated by bribery allegations against Deputy President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Cameroonian dailies analyse Villepin's Central African tour
    01 august 2003 21:41:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- though Cameroon was not included in the recent tour of French Foreign minister Dominique de Villepin in Central Africa, the visit stole the limelight in editorials published in Yaounde this week. Full text...

  • Book on President Wade makes front-page news in Dakar
    01 august 2003 21:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese dailies and weeklies this week amply dwelt on the book written by journalist Abdou Latif Coulibaly, entitled "Wade an opponent in power: a booby-trapped political change?" The book has continued to be the focus of attention, arousing anonymous death threats against the author. Full text...

  • Gabonese dailies analyse constitutional amendments
    01 august 2003 19:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Parliamentary approval of constitutional amendments repealing limitation to presidential terms and sanctioning only one round for presidential elections in Gabon, dominated the press this week in Libreville. Full text...

  • Sankoh's death, Ivorian PM's visit to Paris hit headlines
    01 august 2003 18:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Newspapers in Cote d'Ivoire this week concentrated on the death of ex-Sierra Leonean rebel leader Foday Sankoh while awaiting war crimes trial, and Prime Minister Seydou Diarra's current visit to France. Full text...

  • Ghanaian newspaper warns Liberian war belligerents
    01 august 2003 18:38:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest selling newspaper, Daily Graphic, Friday said the "avoidable and meaningless agony" that ordinary Liberians are experiencing because of the intransigence of the government and two rebel groups would have to be accounted for one day. Full text...

  • Togo's new govt hits headlines
    01 august 2003 08:52:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The formation of Togo's new cabinet is the main centre of interest in newspaper editorials published this week. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau's refusal to host MFDC hits headlines
    26 july 2003 16:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau's refusal to host the forthcoming meeting of Senegal's separatist Movement of the Casamance Democratic Forces (MFDC) and the project to build a Black Civilisation Museum in Dakar are the main issues highlighted by the press this week. Full text...

  • Extradition of Mauritanian coup suspect makes headlines
    26 july 2003 13:46:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian newspapers devoted much space this week to the extradition from Senegal of Lieutenant Didi Ould M'Hameid, one of the presumed leaders of the 9 June failed coup against President Mouaouiya Ould Sid Ahmed Taya Taya. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers focus on Liberian crisis, local politics
    26 july 2003 10:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian major newspapers this week devoted their headlines to the escalating civil war in Liberia, although some of them also focused on the nationwide tour by leaders of the Ivorian ex-rebel New Forces. Full text...

  • Transition from war to peace consumes DR Congo media
    25 july 2003 20:42:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Setting up the transitional institutions as part of the process of restoring peace to war- torn Democratic Republic of Congo got the limelight in the country's media during the week. Full text...

  • Political crisis dominates Nigerian newspapers
    25 july 2003 15:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The political crisis ignited by the abduction of a Nigerian State governor from his office by armed policemen continued to dominate the local press this week. Full text...

  • South African newspapers lament plight of Liberians
    25 july 2003 10:09:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Local newspapers in South Africa this week focused on the war in Liberia with the privately-owned Sowetan newspaper expressing regret at some of the gory pictures it printed this week of a man beheaded in Monrovia. Full text...

  • Kigali press focus presidential hopefuls in Rwanda
    25 july 2003 08:22:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Newspapers in Kigali this week dwelt on the publication of the list of candidates approved by the National Electoral Committee (NEC) for the 25 August presidential election in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers speak out against bank's crisis
    24 july 2003 20:30:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian newspapers this week rallied behind staff of a South African-owned bank who recently went on a nation-wide strike to press for better working terms but called for a swift solution to the stand-off, saying the crisis and its impact were unacceptable. Full text...

  • Newspapers tell ECOWAS to quickly deploy troops in Liberia
    23 july 2003 09:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The privately-owned Star newspaper in South Africa which Wednesday described the Liberian crisis as "a deadly African inaction," called on the Economic Community of the Western African States (ECOWAS) to immediately deploy military troops in Liberia and also remove President Charles Taylor to pave the way for the implementation of a durable peace plan. Full text...

  • New York Post supports US intervention in Liberian crisis
    22 july 2003 11:17:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The shelling of the US Embassy compound in Monrovia, Liberia has added to the pressure on the Bush administration to send American military forces to the civil-war- torn African country. Full text...

  • Burkinabe dailies analyse conclusions of AU Summit
    19 july 2003 17:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkinabe press lengthily commented this week on the conclusions of the African Union (AU) summit held in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Political transitional grabs headlines in DR Congo
    18 july 2003 21:53:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The swearing-in of the four vice presidents, heralding the progressive setting up of the transitional institutions of the Democratic Republic of Congo, dominated media reports this week in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • South Africa's papers pay birthday tributes to Mandela
    18 july 2003 11:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African papers on Friday were united in their coverage of one single event: Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday. Full text...

  • Benin press hails Konaré's election
    18 july 2003 09:47:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Newspapers in Benin have hailed this week's election of Alpha Omar Konaré as AU Commission chairman during its summit in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Tanzanian paper miffed by anti-subsidy activists
    18 july 2003 09:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Most Tanzanian papers have not jumped on the bandwagon of President George Bush recent African safari, with the only commentary on the trip being a contentious argument in one daily newspaper attacking activists lobbying for the US to scrap subsidies to its farmers. Full text...

  • State-owned daily chides EU over non-support to Togo
    14 july 2003 21:11:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The state-owned Togo-Presse newspaper Monday took a swipe at the European Union (EU) for maintaining sanctions against the country, while charging that Togolese opposition parties were the Union's "favourite protege". Full text...

  • Guinea's qualification for CAN 2004 inundates dailies
    11 july 2003 16:27:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean papers were this week overwhelmed by commentaries on the qualification Sunday of the national soccer team for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2004 finals slated for Tunisia. Full text...

  • Malian dailies hail Konare's election as AU chair
    11 july 2003 15:53:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian papers Friday hailed the election of the country's former president Alpha Oumar Konare on Thursday as the first chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission at the ongoing summit of African leaders in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Post-conflict security situation makes the headlines in Abidjan
    10 july 2003 22:03:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The security situation after ten months of war in Cote d'Ivoire was the main theme featured by Ivorian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Mauritania's dailies zoom in on cabinet reshuffle
    10 july 2003 20:22:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's papers this week widely comment on the appointment of a new Prime Minister and the formation of a new cabinet by President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. Full text...

  • Senegalese dailies zoom in on Bush's visit
    09 july 2003 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Local papers commented widely Wednesday on the visit of US President George W. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean paper urges Bush to press Mbeki on Mugabe
    09 july 2003 13:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A Zimbabwean newspaper Wednesday implored US President George Bush to arm-twist his host Thabo Mbeki to use South Africa's political and economic clout to press President Robert Mugabe to end alleged human rights abuses, and return the country to democratic rule. Full text...

  • Mixed reaction over Amara Essy's withdrawal from AU post
    08 july 2003 22:42:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Amara Essy's withdrawal from contesting the chairmanship of the African Union (AU) is the subject of commentary from local papers published on Tuesday in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Dailies zoom in on Benin's CAN 2004 qualification
    08 july 2003 19:06:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Beninese dailies have devoted their editorials on the country's qualification for the 2004 African Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia after its 3-0 victory over Zambia on Sunday in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Will Bush's African visit overshadow the AU summit?
    07 july 2003 10:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Focusing on the two major events taking place this week -- the African Union Summit and the visit of US President George Bush to Africa -- the independent Sowetan newspaper expressed fears Monday that the visit might overshadow the important AU summit in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Togolese dailies zoom in on govt of national unity
    05 july 2003 20:28:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese papers this week widely commented on the proposal to form a government of national unity involving opposition parties announced by President Gnassingbe Eyadema before and after his re-election. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies zoom in on end of war declaration
    05 july 2003 15:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The declaration Friday of an end to the war by the Ivorian National Armed Forces (FANCI) and the New Forces, a grouping the three rebel movements, at the presidential palace here has been the focus of newspaper editorials Saturday. Full text...

  • Bush's visit makes headlines in Dakar
    04 july 2003 21:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The forthcoming visit of US President George Bush to Senegal and the deportation last Saturday of nine French nationals dominated Senegalese dailies this week. Full text...

  • Newspapers analyse Congo's relations with IMF
    04 july 2003 18:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese newspapers this week focused comments on the mission of IMF experts who have been visiting the country since 26 June to discuss the possibility of concluding a three-year agreement with the Brazzaville government. Full text...

  • Cameroonian newspapers pay tribute to Foe
    04 july 2003 12:57:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The sudden death of Cameroon football international Marc-Vivien Foe in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup made headlines in Cameroonian newspapers this week. Full text...

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