Press Review -
  • Khartoum papers highlight Arab summit, Bashir's absence
    02 march 2003 14:12:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Khartoum papers were Sunday awash with news of this weekend's Arab League summit in the Egyptian town of Sharm el Sheikh, playing up resolutions the forum adopted in favour of a peaceful settlement of the controversy surrounding Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction. Full text...

  • Senegalese press focus on maiden congress of opposition party
    01 march 2003 17:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Analyses of the first ordinary congress of the opposition Alliance of Forces for Progress (AFP) this weekend were the focus of local dailies this week. Full text...

  • Atrocities, delay to form new cabinet make news in Abidjan
    28 february 2003 21:05:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Editorials in Ivorian newspapers this week concentrated on the delay in forming Cote d'Ivoire's government of national reconciliation and a report by Amnesty International indicating atrocities committed in rebel-controlled areas. Full text...

  • France-Africa Summit, Iraq echo across Senegalese press
    21 february 2003 23:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese dailies were this week awash with comments on the France-Africa Summit that wrapped up Friday in Paris, and US war threats on Iraq. Full text...

  • Newspapers in Mali comment on the France-Africa Summit
    21 february 2003 23:02:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The France-Africa summit, which wound up Friday in Paris after two days of proceedings, is the focus of newspapers editorials in Mali. Full text...

  • Cameroonian papers highlight France-Africa summit
    21 february 2003 19:03:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian dailies widely commented this week on the 22nd France-Africa Summit wrapping up Friday in Paris, with the state-owned Cameroon Tribune featuring a special report including a full text of President Paul Biya's address at the forum. Full text...

  • Burkinabe press plays up diplomatic tour by Ivorian rebel group
    21 february 2003 17:47:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The sub-regional diplomatic missions undertaken by Cote d'Ivoire's rebel Patriotic Movement (MPCI) dominated Burkinabe newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Zambian press reviles former president Chiluba
    21 february 2003 16:19:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian newspapers Friday bashed former president Frederick Chiluba after he lost the court battle to retain immunity against prosecution. Full text...

  • Nigerian oil workers' strike dominates press
    21 february 2003 13:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The six-day work stoppage by some senior Nigerian oil workers, which ended Thursday, and its devastating effect on the local fuel distribution received major play in the local press this week. Full text...

  • Rebel tour, France-Africa Summit make headlines in Abidjan
    20 february 2003 23:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A recent West African tour by the Ivorian rebels and the 22nd France-Africa Summit being held in Paris were the headlines this week in the Ivorian dailies. Full text...

  • Kigali papers play up Kagame's maiden visit to France
    20 february 2003 22:32:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan dailies this week played up President Paul Kagame's first-ever participation at the biennial France-Africa Summit. Full text...

  • Iraq, France-Africa summit hit headlines in Mauritania
    20 february 2003 22:31:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The mobilisation of Mauritania's opposition parties and protestors to support Iraq, and the France-Africa Summit holding in Paris, are the focus of editorials in the Mauritanian press this week. Full text...

  • Burkinabe dailies play up meningitis epidemic, Iraq
    14 february 2003 19:39:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Newspapers in Ouagadougou this week focused their comments on the outbreak of meningitis epidemic in Burkina Faso and the Iraqi crisis. Full text...

  • National reconciliation government hits headlines in Abidjan
    14 february 2003 17:07:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The formation of the future Ivorian national reconciliation government is widely analysed and commented on by Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Cameroonian papers dwell on loss of Indomitable Lions
    14 february 2003 15:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian dailies were awash with cynical comments about the national football squad's crushing defeat (0-3) to Cote d'Ivoire's Elephants in a friendly tie played in Paris. Full text...

  • Opposition MPs' appointment to Zambia's cabinet raises dust
    14 february 2003 14:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian media was on Friday still dominated by the fallout from President Levy Mwanawasa's decision to appoint opposition members of parliament to his cabinet as ministers and deputy ministers. Full text...

  • Liberian papers hint of government/rebel dialogue
    10 february 2003 15:36:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Local papers were Monday awash with reports that the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) rebel movement had at length consented to dialogue with the government. Full text...

  • Benin papers play up setting-up of CENA 2003
    07 february 2003 22:53:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin newspapers this week comment on the setting up on Tuesday of the office of the National Independent Election Committee (CENA) responsible for the management of parliamentary elections scheduled for 30 March. Full text...

  • Malian papers play up AU extraordinary summit
    07 february 2003 18:54:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malians newspaper have reported this week about the extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) even though the Ivorian crisis still dominates news in Africa. Full text...

  • Lagos blast dominates Nigerian newspapers
    07 february 2003 16:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Last Sunday's deadly explosion in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos dominated local newspaper reports throughout this week, even as political activities heat up ahead of April's general elections. Full text...

  • Egyptian papers caution the US before attacking Iraq
    07 february 2003 15:40:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian newspapers Friday said the United States failed to present to the UN Security Council "concrete evidence" in support of its claims that Iraq is in violation of UN Resolution 1441. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies play up Compaore's remarks on Gbagbo
    22 january 2003 22:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian dailies focused Wednesday on Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore following harsh remarks he made in the French newspaper Le Parisien, suggesting his Ivorian counterpart ought to stand trial at an international criminal court. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe newspaper slams US as warmonger
    22 january 2003 16:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A Zimbabwean newspaper, the Daily Mirror, Wednesday slammed the US and Britain as warmongers over their plans to invade Iraq on the pretext of hunting for banned biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. Full text...

  • Libyan papers commend Tripoli's election to human rights body
    21 january 2003 21:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan newspapers on Tuesday commended their country's election to chair the UN Commission on Human Rights with a majority vote among the 53 member states of the institution. Full text...

  • Senegalese press exposes dissent in governing alliance
    18 january 2003 16:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese press this week concentrated on the dissent in the governing alliance, prompted by suggestions to amend Article 60 of the constitution and by the dismantling of a network of Senegalese immigrants involved in drug trafficking in Italy. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press raises alarm over corruption
    17 january 2003 14:11:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Tanzanian press, long considered a hotbed of corruption itself, this week had the opportunity to accuse the country's registered engineers of indulging in the vice after President Benjamin Mkapa said that the construction sector stunk of sleaze. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers focus on 2010 World Cup bid
    17 january 2003 14:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Though politics remains in the headlines of Nigerian newspapers in the run-up to this year's general elections, the country's bid to host the 2010 World Cup championship captured media attention this week. Full text...

  • Rwandan press plays up release of genocide suspects
    17 january 2003 10:13:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Kigali media dwelt this week on President Paul Kagame's order for the provisional release of some 40,000 genocide suspects in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Ivorian peace talks in Paris dominate Abidjan papers
    17 january 2003 09:34:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Abidjan newspapers are paying close attention to the Ivorian peace talks which opened in Paris Wednesday under the auspices of France and ECOWAS. Full text...

  • Mauritanian papers focus disappearance of business tycoon
    12 january 2003 10:42:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The mysterious disappearance of Mohamed Ahmed Ould Vally Ould Hassen, manager of a Forex bureau at a market in Nouakchott, was the main focus of editorials in Mauritanian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Senegalese papers highlight bill to amend Constitution
    10 january 2003 20:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese papers widely commented this week on a bill seeking abrogation of article 60 of the January 2001 Constitution, which stipulates that an MP who resigns from his party automatically loses his seat. Full text...

  • Papers focus on Nigeria's offer to Cameroon as World Cup host
    10 january 2003 17:52:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Nigeria's invitation to Cameroon to enter a joint bid as co-hosts of the 2010 football World Cup was among topics highlighted by newspapers in Yaounde this week. Full text...

  • Paper sees French role in Cote d'Ivoire as humiliation
    10 january 2003 15:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has said that France's expanding role in efforts to end the Ivorian crisis is humiliation for African leaders. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspapers focus on politics
    10 january 2003 13:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- With politics in the air ahead of the March/April general elections, Nigerian newspapers have focused their attention on the congresses of the 30 registered political in the country. Full text...

  • Local media focus political stand-off in KwaZulu-Natal
    09 january 2003 07:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The political stand-off between South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) which threatened to explode into a full-blown constitutional crisis this week dominated media headlines this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria's bid for 2010 World Cup dominate papers
    07 january 2003 12:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Monday's confirmation of Nigeria's bid by the International Football Federation (FIFA) to host the 2010 World Cup dominated the sports pages of local newspapers Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers highlight Villepin's visit to Abidjan
    06 january 2003 19:27:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 48-hour visit of French Foreign minister Dominique de Villepin to Cote d'Ivoire was the main focus of Ivorian editorials Monday. Full text...

  • President Wade's New Year address makes headlines in Dakar
    03 january 2003 19:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese newspapers this week commented widely about President Abdoulaye Wade's New Year message as well on epic wrestling match between Moustapha Gueye alias "Tiger of Fass" and Khadim Ndiaye nicknamed "the Sunday butcher". Full text...

  • Nigerian newspaper editorials seek lessons from Kenyan polls
    03 january 2003 16:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In their editorials on Friday, two Nigerian newspapers urged the country to follow the footsteps of Kenya by ensuring a peaceful atmosphere at general elections coming up this year. Full text...

  • Cameroon papers differ with Biya over prospects for 2003
    03 january 2003 15:50:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- President Paul Biya's New Year eve address did not go down well with local newspapers, most of which differed with his optimism about 2003, insisting prospects were rather gloomy. Full text...

  • Reunion's paper calls for Diego Garcia base's dismantling
    02 january 2003 23:56:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- In its first issue of the year 2003, Reunion's daily "Temoignages" appealed to member countries of the Indian Ocean Commission (COI) to press for the dismantling of Diego Garcia as a base of aggression and restoration of the legitimate rights of the Chagossians. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies echo Soro, Gbagbo's New Year speeches
    02 january 2003 23:14:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Newspapers in Abidjan lengthily commented on parallel addresses delivered on New Year's Eve by Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, and Secretary General Guillaume Soro of Cote d'Ivoire's Patriotic Movement (MPCI), the rebellion's political wing. Full text...

  • Two major Ugandan dailies hail mature transition in Kenya
    30 december 2002 16:42:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The government-run New Vision and the independent daily, The Monitor, on Monday classed Kenyan as more mature at politics, followed by Tanzania, while leaving Uganda as the most violent state in their East African Community (EAC). Full text...

  • Kenyan elections excite Nigerian press
    29 december 2002 13:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- News of Friday's successful general elections in Kenya have been getting a big play in the Nigerian media, especially newspapers. Full text...

  • Senegalese papers play up 'Tyson-Bombardier' wrestling bout
    27 december 2002 18:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Wednesday's dramatic loss by Senegalese traditional wrestling champion, Mohamed Ndao "Tyson" to his rival Serigne Dia "Bombardier," has continued to dominate the national newspapers. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies comment on failed Lome talks
    26 december 2002 23:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian papers this week focused on the stalemated talks in Lome between the Ivorian government and rebels, and the deployment of a West African peacekeeping force in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Benin press picks on late posting of election results
    26 december 2002 22:42:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin dailies commented at length this week on the belated proclamation of results of local elections held 15 December, with pro-opposition Dunya Info intimating the National Independent Election Committee (CENA) bit off more than it could swallow. Full text...

  • Most Nigerian newspapers off news-stands Thursday
    26 december 2002 15:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerians were Thursday tuning to their radio and television sets for news with most of the country's numerous newspapers off the streets, because of the Christmas celebrations. Full text...

  • French papers zoom in on Ivorian crisis
    23 december 2002 20:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The continuing insurgency in Cote d'Ivoire was Monday the focus of most French newspaper editorials, with Le Figaro highlighting a repost by French troops deployed in the troubled West African State, following an alleged rebel attack. Full text...

  • Ivorian press focus Ivorian crisis, killings in Abidjan
    20 december 2002 22:17:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian press this week concentrated editorial comments on efforts by ECOWAS (the Economic Community of West African States) to solve the crisis in the country and night-time killings during curfew hours in Abidjan. Full text...

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