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  • 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...

  • Senegalese media play up ECOWAS meeting on Cote d'Ivoire
    20 december 2002 19:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese media widely commented on and diversely assessed the extraordinary ECOWAS (the Economic Community of West African States) summit held Wednesday in Dakar on the Ivorian crisis. Full text...

  • Pretoria agreement makes headlines in DR Congo
    19 december 2002 17:58:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The implications of this week's conclusive agreement signed in Pretoria, South Africa by parties in the Congolese conflict was widely featured Wednesday across newspapers in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Zambian papers call for consolidation of Congolese peace
    18 december 2002 11:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian newspapers have hailed Tuesday's DR Congo peace pact as a landmark achievement, and urged President Joseph Kabila and his compatriots to work at ensuring that the country does not slide back into anarchy and war. Full text...

  • University lecturers' strike makes front-page news in Senegal
    16 december 2002 15:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An indefinite strike launched week ago by university lecturers, coupled with a controversy over Senegalese service passports issued to Hong Kong nationals have been the focus of Dakar-based papers. Full text...

  • Varsity unrest, Ivorian crisis, dominate Burkinabe press
    13 december 2002 20:30:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The unrest at the University of Ouagadougou, the rebellion in Cote d'Ivoire and the fourth anniversary of the murder of Burkinabe journalist Norbert Zongo, were some of the issues that dominated Burkinabe papers this week. Full text...

  • University crisis dominates Botswana press
    13 december 2002 19:41:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The unrest at the University of Botswana, which saw students boycott their end of year examinations, and the banning of a Minister and local MP from visiting the institution dominated the local media this week. Full text...

  • Politics dominates Nigerian papers
    13 december 2002 16:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Politics has continued to dominate Nigerian newspapers in the run-up to the 2003 general elections slated for March and April. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers play up mass graves, draft call
    13 december 2002 10:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Newspapers in Abidjan this week concentrated their coverage on mass graves recently discovered near the rebel-held towns of Vavoua and Bouake, and the call by Defence Minister Bertin Kadet for youths to join the army to liberate Cote d'Ivoire from rebels. Full text...

  • Papers in Burkina Faso revisit tripartite summit in Bamako
    06 december 2002 22:34:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Newspapers in Burkina Faso this week directed their attention to the 3 December meeting in Bamako attended by presidents Blaise Compaore, Laurent Gbagbo and Amadou Toumani Toure on the Ivoirian crisis. Full text...

  • Bakassi affair dominates Cameroonian press
    06 december 2002 19:54:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The meeting of the Cameroon-Nigeria joint commission on the application of the ruling of the International Court of Justice over the Bakassi peninsula featured prominently among issues discussed in the local press this week. Full text...

  • Newspapers play up oil discovery in Mauritania
    06 december 2002 18:52:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Newspapers in Mauritania this week concentrated on the 28 November announcement by President Maaouya Sid'Ahmed Ould Taya that huge deposits of crude oil and natural gas have been discovered in the country. Full text...

  • Malian press hopeful about Compaore/Gbagbo meeting
    02 december 2002 17:47:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian papers have expressed optimism about a meeting coming up Tuesday in Bamako between Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his Burkinabe counterpart Blaise Compaore, as the search continues for a solution to the military crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Zambian papers call for action to stop AIDS
    01 december 2002 15:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- World AIDS Day should not be the occasion for reflecting on statistics but on concrete action to arrest the pandemic, according to Zambia's Sunday Mail newspaper. Full text...

  • Australia betrayed the world, claims Kenyan paper
    01 december 2002 13:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan newspapers continued to concentrate on the devastating terrorist attacks in Mombasa last Thursday as one newspaper on Sunday castigated the government of Australia for hoarding information on the planned bombings. Full text...

  • Young Mauritanian's murder hits headlines
    29 november 2002 23:37:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The killing of Mohamed Ould Mohamed Lemine Ould Bouh, a young Mauritanian businessman murdered by a Moroccan, has stolen the limelight across editorials published this week in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Botched beauty pageant, violence dominate in Nigerian papers
    29 november 2002 14:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Last week's withdrawal of Miss World Beauty pageant hosting right from Nigeria after deadly sectarian violence in the northern city of Kaduna and its fallout dominated in Nigerian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Malian dailies show attention toward Ivorian crisis
    22 november 2002 21:37:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian newspapers, which had until now given minor coverage to Ivorian crisis, this week highlighted the issue as a major event in the West African sub-region. Full text...

  • Togolese papers split on inter-Ivorian talks in Lome
    22 november 2002 20:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Depending on their political orientation, Togolese papers this week expressed divergent suggestions on how to move the inter-Ivorian talks forward. Full text...

  • Mayor for Libreville tops 29 December local elections
    22 november 2002 19:51:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese newspapers this week commented on the local elections slated for 29 December with Le Journal dubbing the contest of mayor for Libreville as the "most eagerly awaited. Full text...

  • Burkinabe papers criticise anti-globalisation activists
    22 november 2002 19:18:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe newspapers this week continued to play on the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, though taking interest in a recent income tax cut and the inauguration of Ouagadougou's first public health laboratory. Full text...

  • Bloody riots in Kaduna dominate Nigerian papers
    22 november 2002 16:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Thursday's bloody riots in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna, which claimed more than 100 lives and left over 500 injured, made headlines in the country's newspapers Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers call for peaceful elections in December
    21 november 2002 16:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two Kenyan newspapers Thursday called on citizens of the country to maintain and respect peace as they prepare to elect a new president, parliament and local officials on 27 December. Full text...

  • Ghanaian paper wishes peacekeepers well in Cote d'Ivoire
    19 november 2002 18:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's largest selling newspaper has justified the sending of a peacekeeping force to Cote d'Ivoire and wished the country's 247-member contingent a happy stay. Full text...

  • Political crisis still dominates Ivorian newspapers
    16 november 2002 19:16:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The political crisis rocking Côte d'Ivoire since 19 September, has continued to dominate newspaper headlines in the country. Full text...

  • Air Madagascar rescue plan makes headlines
    16 november 2002 16:59:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The plan adopted Thursday to rescue ailing Air Madagascar by a majority of its 139 creditors owed some 34 million US dollars, has continued to make headlines in the country. Full text...

  • Clergyman's death, AIDS summit hit headlines in Cameroon
    16 november 2002 11:44:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The archbishop of Yaounde's death and the African first ladies summit against HIV/AIDS, are the main focus of Cameroonian editorials this week. Full text...

  • AI report on slavery makes headlines in Mauritania
    15 november 2002 23:40:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A report by human rights NGO Amnesty International (AI) on slavery and its consequences in Mauritania is the focus of newspaper comments this week in the African country although no official has made comments on the document. Full text...

  • IMF mission conclusions make front pages in Congo
    15 november 2002 22:41:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese newspapers this week focus their analysis on the poor performance of the economy, following an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission in Brazzaville from 24 October to 4 November. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press shower praise on retiring Kenyan leader
    15 november 2002 16:54:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian media organs this week bade farewell to Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi but at least one daily stressed that it was up to him to ensure a peaceful change of guard when he steps down in a month's time. Full text...

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