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  • 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...

  • Kenyan paper faults govt maize export-import rationale
    14 november 2002 17:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan daily has reacted with consternation to the recent announcement that the country intends to import 630,000 tonnes of maize from neighbouring Uganda to offset a production shortfall. Full text...

  • Zambian Post newspaper pays tribute to Angolans
    12 november 2002 09:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The independent Post newspaper in Zambia Tuesday paid tribute to the courage of the Angolan people who, for nearly half a century, had been engaged in a war of liberation against colonialists and racists. Full text...

  • Newspaper urges Britain to re-consider visa requirement
    11 november 2002 12:20:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A Zimbabwean newspaper, saying it was speaking for the downtrodden, has made an impassioned plea to Britain to lift the visa requirements it imposed on the southern African country last week to stem the flow of false asylum seekers. Full text...

  • Formation of new govt in Senegal occupies local press
    08 november 2002 21:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The formation of a new government after President Abdoulaye Wade on Monday appointed his former cabinet director, Idrissa Seck as Prime Minister, attracted widespread attention of Senegalese newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Papers demand for publication of report on Zanzibar killings
    08 november 2002 19:16:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian newspapers this week revisited last year's shooting of at least 20 opposition protestors by the police in Zanzibar several months after the issue had dropped out of the headlines. Full text...

  • Politics dominates Nigerian newspapers
    08 november 2002 17:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The reconciliation of Nigeria's executive and legislative arms of government, and developments on the country's next general elections dominated the national media this week. Full text...

  • Soweto bomb blasts occupies South African media
    08 november 2002 13:18:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Speculation on who is behind last week's bomb blasts in Soweto that killed a Lesotho woman and injured her husband has occupied South Africa's media this week. Full text...

  • Lome talks on Ivorian crisis make headlines in Abidjan
    08 november 2002 11:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Negotiations in Lome, Togo, between the Ivorian government and rebels continued to dominate Abidjan newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Newspaper soothes Kenya after loss at CITES summit
    07 november 2002 18:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East African Standard on Thursday soothed Kenya following its lost battle against the lifting of the ban on ivory trade in the world by a committee of African elephant range states attending the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) summit in Santiago, Chile. Full text...

  • Ghana's public asks whether a rumour is a story
    01 november 2002 17:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Over the past several weeks, the Ghanaian public has been asking the country's journalists a pertinent question - "Should rumours be published in the media?" The question stems from the hullabaloo caused by a publication in a pro-government private newspaper, the Accra Daily Mail, that a senior journalist had received 125,000 dollars in suspicious circumstances. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers want tougher sanctions on traffic offenders
    31 october 2002 19:15:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A paralysing strike by commuter buses last Monday in Dar es Salaam saw the Tanzanian press pushing this week for tougher regulations against traffic offenders in the country. Full text...

  • Cops' sacking over politics irks Kenyan press
    31 october 2002 19:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The sacking of three junior police officers attached to Nairobi's Jogoo police station Wednesday has been condemned by the local press as reckless, insensitive and arrant nonsense. Full text...

  • Ivorian newspapers widely comment on Lome peace talks
    31 october 2002 12:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Newspapers in Cote d'Ivoire on Wednesday gave diverse interpretations about the peace negotiations that opened the same day between rebellious soldiers and the Ivorian government in Lome, Togo. Full text...

  • Zambia Daily Mail urges AU to recognise Ravalomanana
    29 october 2002 12:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- As the talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in Madagascar began Tuesday in Pretoria, South Africa, the state-run Zambia Daily Mail urged the African Union to recognise Marc Ravalomanana as the legitimate president of Madagascar. Full text...

  • Nigeria's flip-flop on Bakassi makes headlines in Cameroon
    25 october 2002 22:26:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Mixed newspaper reactions in Yaounde greeted Nigeria's rejection of the ruling by International Court of Justice (ICJ) which stated the disputed Bakassi peninsula belongs to Cameroon. Full text...

  • Beninese dailies comment on Diouf's election as OIF boss
    25 october 2002 20:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf's election to head the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) stole the limelight among newspapers in Benin this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria's rejection of Bakassi verdict dominates papers
    24 october 2002 17:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's rejection of the 10 October International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling awarding the disputed Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon received a major play in local press Thursday, with most of the newspapers reporting the story on their front pages. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers herald opposition unity
    24 october 2002 10:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Three Kenyan dailies this week hailed the move by opposition parties to field a single candidate at the presidential election coming up in December. Full text...

  • Congolese papers dwell on Diouf's election to head OIF
    22 october 2002 21:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Tuesday newspapers in Brazzaville dwelt at length on last Sunday's election of former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf as secretary general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) and the last minute withdrawal of Congo's Henri Lopès. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis still captures Burkinabe press headlines
    19 october 2002 18:16:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Ivorian crisis continues to dominate newspaper headlines in Burkina Faso, with "Le Pays" in a banner Friday, saying it had reached a "point of no return". Full text...

  • ICJ ruling on Bakassi still makes headlines in Cameroon
    18 october 2002 18:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 10 October ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that ceded the disputed Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon continued to make headlines in the local press this week. Full text...

  • Bali bombings dominate the headlines in South Africa
    17 october 2002 12:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Last weekend's bomb blasts in Bali, Indonesia, received extensive coverage in South African media, particularly as two South African nationals were injured and several others were reported missing after the incident. Full text...

  • Libyan daily warns against provocation of Muslims
    15 october 2002 19:42:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan private 'Al-Chams' newspaper warned Tuesday against any provocation of Muslims, particularly any attempts at linking terrorism to Islam. Full text...

  • Libyan paper decries Arab silence on Middle East
    14 october 2002 18:42:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A Libyan daily has denounced what it said was the silence of Arab capitals in the face of threats on the Arab world, notably "the Israeli war of extermination against the Palestinian people," as well as American threats on Iraq. Full text...

  • Bakassi dispute's verdict makes headlines in Cameroon
    11 october 2002 22:47:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Banner headlines greeted the recent ruling by International Court of Justice in favour of Cameroon in the dispute with Nigeria over the ownership of the Bakassi peninsula. Full text...

  • Bakassi judgement dominates Nigerian papers
    11 october 2002 12:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers were Friday awash with Thursday's ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) awarding the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon. Full text...

  • Ghanaian paper prods ECOWAS on search for peace in Cote d'Ivoire
    11 october 2002 07:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper, warning that the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire could spill into a civil war, has urged leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to talk President Laurent Gbagbo into reaching a compromise with rebel soldiers now, in their third week of revolt. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspapers play up Bakassi judgement
    10 october 2002 13:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Thursday played up the much-awaited judgment on the dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon over the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula, to be issued at 15:00 GMT Thursday by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Full text...

  • Diplomacy, politics dominate news pages in Cameroon
    05 october 2002 15:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's chairmanship of the UN Security Council, the country's 41st reunification anniversary and détente with neighbouring Nigeria were some of the major issues highlighted by local press this week. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis makes headlines in Burkina Faso
    05 october 2002 14:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe newspapers this week have expressed concern over the situation in Cote d'Ivoire and the attitude of authorities there. Full text...

  • Kenyan paper commends resignation of Senegalese ministers
    05 october 2002 10:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's privately owned mass-circulation Saturday Nation newspaper has commended two Senegalese ministers who quit their jobs this week over the boat disaster which claimed several hundred lives last month, saying their honourable gesture was worthy of emulation elsewhere on the continent. Full text...

  • Togolese dailies dwell on Ivorian crisis
    04 october 2002 23:06:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese dailies this week have commented on the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, warning against a similar unrest in Togo if its socio-political situation remains unsettled. Full text...

  • South African Govt, COSATU draw lesson from national strike
    04 october 2002 08:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- This week's national two-day strike by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has highlighted cracks between the government and the workers' association. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies comment on possible ECOWAS military intervention
    02 october 2002 22:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The possible intervention of troops of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the Ivorian crisis was the main focus of the local press Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegalese dailies echo Wade's address on boat mishap
    02 october 2002 22:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade's address to the nation and the resignation of the Defence and Transports ministers following the recent boat accident were variously commented Wednesday by Senegalese dailies. Full text...

  • French Daily Says Oil at Centre of Ivorian Crisis
    02 october 2002 16:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Oil deposits in Cote d'Ivoire could be at the centre of the current crisis in the West African country, a French daily suggests. Full text...

  • Boat tragedy continues to make headlines in Senegal
    30 september 2002 20:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese newspapers are still focussed on the sinking of the Senegalese ferry "le Joola," after the announcement Sunday that more than 900 of the 1,034 passengers were dead or missing. Full text...

  • Ugandan State paper blames colonialists for Ivorian crisis
    30 september 2002 19:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's State-owned New Vision newspaper Monday blamed the mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire on multi-party politics imposed on Africa by colonial powers. Full text...

  • Ghanaian daily calls for caution in Ivorian crisis
    30 september 2002 16:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has called for caution in the handling of the Ivorian crisis saying a durable solution might be a blend between dialogue and collective force. Full text...

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