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  • 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...

  • Nigerian strike still dominates local press
    04 july 2003 12:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The nation-wide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Union (NLC) to protest recent fuel price hikes continued to dominate local newspapers Friday, the fifth day of a showdown that has paralysed social and economic activities in the country. Full text...

  • Mauritanian papers focus on presidential visit
    04 july 2003 11:22:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian newspapers this week focused comments on President Ould Taya's state visit to Spain. Full text...

  • Daily urges Ugandans to shun Bush's visit
    03 july 2003 15:09:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A Kampala based private daily, The Monitor, has called on its readership in Uganda to emulate former South African President Nelson Mandela by shunning US President George W. Full text...

  • Kenyan paper faults US over International Criminal Court
    03 july 2003 13:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The US government has been accused of "astounding hypocrisy" over the suspension of military aid to 35 countries that ignored a deadline to exempt US soldiers from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Full text...

  • Ghanaian paper pays tribute to Cameroon's Foe
    01 july 2003 18:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has paid glowing tribute to Cameroonian soccer star Marc-Vivien Foe, who collapsed and died while playing for his country, saying his death has plunged the continent into "a state of mourning. Full text...

  • S. African paper pays tribute to late Cameroonian footballer
    01 july 2003 12:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The privately-owned Sowetan newspaper in South Africa on Tuesday joined the football world in mourning the death of top Cameroonian footballer Marc-Vivien Foe who collapsed during his country's 1-0 Confederations Cup semi- final victory against Colombia in France last week. Full text...

  • Workers' strike dominates Nigerian papers
    01 july 2003 11:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The workers' strike in Nigeria to protest massive fuel prices hike dominated local newspapers on Tuesday, the second day of the strike which has paralysed Africa's most populous nation. Full text...

  • Twagiramungu's return makes headlines in Kigali
    27 june 2003 23:11:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan papers this week are awash with comments on the return of Faustin Twagiramungu to the country after eight years of exile in Belgium. Full text...

  • Congo papers zoom in on defeat of national team
    27 june 2003 22:39:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Local newspapers commented at length this week on the 0-3 defeat suffered by the Congolese national football team, the Red Devils, against the Stallions of Burkina Faso last Saturday. Full text...

  • Girls' education initiative makes headlines in Ouagadougou
    27 june 2003 22:29:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe papers this week comment on the launching on 24 June of the initiative 25/2005 to improve girls' education in the country. Full text...

  • Mauritanian dailies zoom in on King Mohamed VI's visit
    27 june 2003 20:44:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Moroccan King Mohammed's two-day visit to Nouakchott and the latest developments of the failed coup to oust President Ould Taya on 8 June are the main focus of editorials this week. Full text...

  • Marc-Vivien Foe's death occupies front pages in Dakar
    27 june 2003 16:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Several newspapers in Dakar on Friday published front-page stories on the sudden death of Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe during Thursday's Confederations Cup semi-final match between his country and Colombia. Full text...

  • Ugandan daily criticises US, UK travel advisories
    24 june 2003 12:32:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A Ugandan daily, The New Vision, has criticised the United States of America and United Kingdom for issuing what it termed as "irrational" travel advisories to their respective citizens not to travel to East Africa. Full text...

  • Senegalese papers focus Prime Minister's trip to France
    20 june 2003 22:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The visit of Prime Minister Idrissa Seck to France, sanctioned by a promise of financing from donors in the amount of 840-billion francs CFA, whereas he sought 375 billion francs CFA was the focus of Senegalese papers this week. Full text...

  • Cameroon papers praise win over Brazil
    20 june 2003 13:35:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian newspapers are full of praise for their national football team following its 1-0 win over world champions Brazil Thursday night in Paris in a Group B tie of the Confederations Cup which kicked off on Wednesday in France. Full text...

  • Eyadema's speech gets mixed media comments in Lome
    19 june 2003 22:57:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Three Togolese newspapers on Thursday expressed mixed feelings over President-elect Gnassingbe Eyadema's speech Wednesday, two days before he begins a new five-year term. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers back Taylor's indictment
    18 june 2003 11:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers have hailed the indictment of Liberian President Charles Taylor for war crimes in Sierra Leone, expressing the hope it would help enthrone peace in the member countries of the Mano River Union. Full text...

  • Senegal-Gambia CAN qualifier hits headlines
    13 june 2003 23:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegal-Gambia tie played last Saturday in Dakar and won by the hosts, 3-1, and the subsequent spate of violence, made headlines this week in Dakar. Full text...

  • Burkinabe papers on slain immigrant, Mauritanian coup
    13 june 2003 23:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The arrival of the remains of a Burkinabe national killed by the police in New York on 22 May and the failed coup in Mauritania occupy Burkina Faso editorials this week. Full text...

  • US spies had doubts on Iraq's African uranium purchase - Post
    13 june 2003 19:11:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shared with other US agencies its doubts about pre-war reports - later proven false - that Iraq sought uranium to make nuclear weapons from the West African state of Niger, a senior intelligence official says. Full text...

  • Independent daily urges Ugandan govt to reduce expenditure
    13 june 2003 15:40:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- An independent daily, The Monitor, has urged the Ugandan government to reign in its expenditure by down sizing its cabinet, parliament and civil service employees. Full text...

  • Togo's papers on Chirac's congratulatory message to Eyadema
    12 june 2003 23:23:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- French president Jacques Chirac's message of congratulations to his Togolese counterpart Gnassingbe Eyadema after his re-election occupies editorials in the country's papers this week. Full text...

  • Nouakchott papers comment on failed coup
    12 june 2003 19:24:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian papers were this week awash with comments on the coup attempt that rocked the country last weekend. Full text...

  • Malian papers assess president Toure's mandate
    07 june 2003 11:21:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian papers this week widely commented about President Amadou Toumani Toure's first year in office after taking the oath on 8 June 2002. Full text...

  • Dakar papers focus on Senegal/Swiss accord
    06 june 2003 20:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese dailies this week largely commented on President Abdoulaye Wade's statement that the accord signed between the Swiss Confederation and Senegal for African immigrants deported from Switzerland to transit in Dakar before going home was a "mistake by the foreign affairs ministry". Full text...

  • Liberia peace talks dominate Ghanaian newspapers
    06 june 2003 19:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Liberia's peace talks in Ghana and President Charles Taylor's indictment by the UN War Crimes Tribunal in Sierra Leone, dominated Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Zambian papers highlight vice president's dismissal
    06 june 2003 10:43:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian papers commented at length this week on the dismissal of vice-president Enoch Kavindele from government, with the Post newspaper featuring an appeal by law student Leemans Nyirenda for a probe on Kavindele and former Finance minister Emmanuel Kasonde. Full text...

  • South African media focus on Zimbabwe crisis
    03 june 2003 08:54:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African press on Tuesday paid full attention to the political crisis in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe's regime on Monday used riot police to quell opposition led anti-government protests. Full text...

  • CAR's management of transition hits the headlines
    31 may 2003 11:14:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Central African Republic's papers this week have focused on the inauguration ceremony of the National Transitional Council (CNT) whose leadership is to be led by Prime Minister Abel Goumba's government. Full text...

  • Pending cabinet reshuffle dominates Benin papers
    30 may 2003 23:18:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin papers this week focus their comments on the imminent Cabinet reshuffle following parliamentary elections during which eight ministers were elected to the national assembly. Full text...

  • Islamists' arrests, Algerian quake in Mauritanian papers
    30 may 2003 22:55:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian papers this week are awash with comments on the ongoing arrests of Islamists and the earthquake that hit Algeria last week, and whose tremors continue to shake the country. Full text...

  • MFDC military leader's death hits the headlines
    30 may 2003 22:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The death on Monday in Ziguinchor (450 km south of Dakar) of the founder of the armed wing of the rebel Casamance Democratic Forces Movement (MFDC), Sidy Badji, after a long illness, is the focus this week of the Senegalese press. Full text...

  • Malian papers focus on Konare's candidature for AU top job
    30 may 2003 17:24:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian former President Alpha Oumar Konare's bid for the African Union (AU) Commission's chair dominated the local press this week. Full text...

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