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  • Brazzaville newspapers highlight Gulf War II
    11 april 2003 12:30:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The ongoing war in Iraq made headlines in Brazzaville this week, with the pro-opposition 'L'Observateur' noting that Iraq's "suicidal and heroic resistance" lasted no more than three weeks. Full text...

  • Genocide commemoration makes headlines in Kigali
    11 april 2003 11:31:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Kigali newspapers this week focused their comments on the ninth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in which more than a million people lost their lives. Full text...

  • Media keep Sudanese keen on unfolding events in Iraq
    10 april 2003 20:48:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese press tells it all, with some newspapers removing all colour and printing only in black, and others being published in red and summing up the situation in Iraq in two words. Full text...

  • Egyptian papers highlight collapse of Iraqi regime
    10 april 2003 14:34:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian papers on Thursday highlighted with pictures the dramatic and prompt collapse of the Iraqi regime and the toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue in the heart of Baghdad. Full text...

  • Iraq, El Hadj Diouf dominate press in Senegal
    06 april 2003 13:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Anglo-American war against Iraq and the election of El Hadj Diouf as best African footballer in 2002 for the second consecutive year were featured in Senegalese papers in the past week. Full text...

  • Egyptian papers praise Iraqi resistance against allied forces
    05 april 2003 09:53:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian papers were awash with praises Friday for what they variously affirmed was Iraq's "audacious resistance to the Anglo-American invasion," warning that any US occupation of Iraq "would herald a bloody future". Full text...

  • Mauritania's dailies comment on Gulf War II
    03 april 2003 23:13:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Gulf War and the problems faced by Mauritania's opposition parties are the main issues highlighted this week in some of the country's newspapers. Full text...

  • South African papers question media reports on war in Iraq
    02 april 2003 11:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Judging media reports on the Iraq war by more than 600 journalists "embedded" with coalition forces after formally agreeing not to disclose information deemed "too sensitive" by military commanders, the privately owned Sowetan newspaper in South Africa suggests "time for soul- searching". Full text...

  • South African media outdo April Fool's prank
    02 april 2003 09:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Whether the South African public believed some of the stories carried by various local newspapers Tuesday, 1 April, remains to be known since newspapers here outdid themselves in trying to come up with the best April Fool's prank on their front pages. Full text...

  • Ugandan daily wants Museveni to retire in 2006
    31 march 2003 15:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni should retire at the end of his current second constitutional term in 2006 if he is a true patriot as he claims, The Monitor, a Kampala-published daily wrote Monday. Full text...

  • Gulf War II makes front-page news in Algeria
    30 march 2003 15:11:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The war against Iraq has been the focus of Algerian papers, with El Khabar correspondents cabling in reports about how American forces, while promising a "clean and quick bombing campaign" could no longer distinguish between military and civilian targets. Full text...

  • Togolese dailies pinpoint disunity in opposition camp
    28 march 2003 18:09:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese newspapers this week focused commentaries on the looming disunity among opposition parties just few months ahead of the presidential election in the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers seized by Iraq war
    28 march 2003 15:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers, which are mostly opposed to the current US-led military attacks on Iraq, have continued to give the eight-day-old conflict front-page attention. Full text...

  • Burkinabe papers highlight Gulf War II, Cote d'Ivoire
    28 march 2003 13:05:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The war in Iraq, the Ivorian crisis and the National Day of Pardon (JNP) were the main topics highlighted this week by the press in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Khat chewing puts Ethiopian youths at risk
    28 march 2003 13:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Habitual chewing of khat by youths could be a contributing factor to the rising wave of HIV infection in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian Herald suggests in its Friday editorial. Full text...

  • Gulf War II makes headlines in Mauritania
    28 march 2003 08:03:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The current allied attack on Iraq caught the attention of Mauritanian newspapers this week, with 'Le Calme' describing the US-led assault on the beleaguered Gulf State as a "Crusade" against Iraq. Full text...

  • Cairo papers equate war on Iraq with Israeli war on Palestinians
    27 march 2003 16:07:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian newspapers on Thursday equated the ongoing Anglo-American war on Iraq with the war Israel is waging on the Palestinian people in the occupied Gaza and the West Bank. Full text...

  • Egyptian papers equate Iraqi war to Israeli/Palestinian
    27 march 2003 13:26:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian papers drew a semblance Thursday between the ongoing Anglo-American attack on Iraq the war Israel was waging on Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Full text...

  • Ivorian newspapers focus on Accra peace meeting
    09 march 2003 16:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Peace negotiations in Accra, Ghana, involving the rebels and representatives of Ivorian political parties dominated Ivorian newspapers Friday. Full text...

  • Senegalese papers zoom in on deportation of nationals, Iraq
    07 march 2003 22:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The forced repatriation last Saturday of 24 Senegalese emigrants from France and a demonstration staged later Wednesday against war in Iraq were the main issues Senegalese papers highlighted this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian politician's killing dominates newspapers
    07 march 2003 14:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Wednesday's killing of leading Nigerian opposition politician Marshall Harry in the federal capital city of Abuja dominated local newspapers for the second day running Friday. Full text...

  • Malawian envoy differs with Tanzanian daily over third term
    07 march 2003 14:02:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Malawi High Commissioner to Tanzania Joseph Petro Kubwalo this week traded insults with a local newspaper after it carried an article condemning current plans to amend the country's constitution to allow President Bakili Muluzi to run for a third term. Full text...

  • Egyptian papers highlight Islamic summit's no war stance
    06 march 2003 11:58:00
    Rejection Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian papers Thursday focused the "total rejection of any strike on Iraq and any threat to the security of any Islamic state" expressed Wednesday in a final communiqué of the Islamic summit in Doha, Qatar. Full text...

  • 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...

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