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  • 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...

  • Cameroonian dailies focus on electricity crisis
    30 may 2003 14:16:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The worsening electricity crisis in Cameroon overwhelmed reportage in the country's media during the week. Full text...

  • Presidential inauguration dominates Nigerian press
    30 may 2003 12:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Thursday's inauguration of Nigeria's re- elected President Olusegun Obasanjo dominated local newspapers Friday, with many of them playing up the President's roadmap for his administration in the next four years. Full text...

  • Pretoria refuses to censor media critical of Mugabe
    28 may 2003 11:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African papers Wednesday applauded Pretoria's assurance of having no intention to act against any local newspaper which Zimbabwe accuses of "demonising" President Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • UN should ignores Rwanda's protest over Congo force - Paper
    26 may 2003 21:15:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The UN and the international community should ignore protests from Rwanda and send forces to the restive Ituri Province of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to avert a looming genocide, a Ugandan independent daily newspaper, The Monitor, has said. Full text...

  • Senegalese media focus death of lawsuit escapee
    24 may 2003 18:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The death of Khadim Bousso, a Senegalese marabout and businessman, on Thursday morning during his arrest by the police was the focus of the Senegalese press as the week fleeted away. Full text...

  • Ethiopian daily wary about idle vacation for pupils
    22 may 2003 11:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Though access to information is a matter of survival in many situations, there are materials Ethiopia would keep away from the eyes of its youngsters if it had the power to do so, according to a government-run daily. Full text...

  • Uganda warned of excesses in anti-terrorism move
    21 may 2003 23:53:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda government owned daily, The New Vision warned authorities in Kampala the current wave of arrests of hundreds of aliens, particularly minorities could lead to "racial profiling". Full text...

  • New Sunday paper hits streets in Zimbabwe
    18 may 2003 14:13:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A new privately-owned newspaper hit the streets in Zimbabwe Sunday, promising to fight alleged government "attempts to muzzle the media. Full text...

  • Cameroonian dailies highlight visit of Alain Juppe
    16 may 2003 19:41:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian papers widely commented this week on the visit of Alain Juppe, chairman of France's ruling Popular Movement Union (UMP). Full text...

  • Tanzanian daily concerned about possible SARS outbreak
    16 may 2003 17:44:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A local daily this week took issue with Tanzanian health authorities in Tanzania for failing to take effective measures to prevent the outbreak of SARS in the country. Full text...

  • Ethiopian paper says Africa needs export-led industries
    16 may 2003 10:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Competitiveness should be the keystone for guiding Africa to become the newly industrialised global power, says an Ethiopian weekly in its leader Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan press urges action on terror suspect
    15 may 2003 11:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan daily wondered how a man linked to the al Qaeda network of terrorism mastermind Osama bin Laden could have acquired the country's identification documents. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe newspaper welcomes British minister's departure
    14 may 2003 12:51:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's semi-official Herald newspaper Wednesday welcomed the resignation of British International Development Minister Clare Short, a sharp critic of President Robert Mugabe's government, whom it accused of soiling relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • South African papers link Saudi attacks to bin Laden
    14 may 2003 09:13:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Local newspapers in South Africa which Wednesday condemned the terror attack on a compound in Riyadh have linked the attacks to the controversial removal of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Full text...

  • Casamance, Gambia grab headlines in Senegal's dailies
    09 may 2003 22:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Peace in Senegal's southern Casamance region, rocked by two decades of armed rebellion, and Gambia's expulsion of Senegalese nationals, led coverage by the mainly Dakar-based media during the week. Full text...

  • South African papers pay Sisulu tribute, flay Zimbabwe's Mugabe
    09 may 2003 11:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The death of veteran freedom fighter and former ANC stalwart Walter Sisulu who died last Monday made the news in South Africa this week, alongside the Harare talks attended by three African leaders including President Thabo Mbeki. Full text...

  • Arrests, cabinet reshuffle make headlines in Mauritania
    09 may 2003 09:26:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A minor cabinet shake-up and the arrest of several opposition figures were the focus of the press in Mauritania this week. Full text...

  • Ethiopian paper tells govt 'hands off' judiciary
    08 may 2003 19:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- While multifaceted problems are limiting the capacity of state courts in Ethiopia to discharge their duties, a private weekly alleges that government attempts to coerce the judiciary. Full text...

  • Papers focus mass sacking of utility workers in Guinea
    04 may 2003 13:16:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Decrees by President Lansana Conte, ordering the dismissal of several top officials of the Energy and Water ministry on 22 April were the main focus of weeklies published in Guinea last week. Full text...

  • Nouakchott papers focus on forthcoming presidential
    02 may 2003 23:18:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian papers this week devoted much space to the presidential election due 7 November 2003, with Le Calame citing President Ould Taya's visit last week to the economic hub of Nouadhibou and intimating the incumbent was already campaigning. Full text...

  • Senegal-Tunisia friendly makes headlines in Dakar
    02 may 2003 23:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A 0-1 defeat the Senegalese national football team suffered in a friendly tie with Tunisia last Wednesday made the news in Dakar this week, alongside May Day celebrations. Full text...

  • Felix Doh's death makes headlines in Burkina Faso
    02 may 2003 22:54:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The death of Felix Doh, leader of the rebel Ivorian People's Movement of the Great West (MPIGO), is the focus of Burkinabe newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Libyan dailies slam May Day celebrations
    02 may 2003 22:08:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan newspapers commented at length Thursday on the international Labour Day, dismissing it as "a day of fraud and imposture". Full text...

  • Benin dailies zoom in on election of parliament's bureau
    02 may 2003 21:48:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin papers widely commented on the deadlocked election of the bureau of the National Assembly, with Le Matinal noting that the process has since stalled after the election of the House Speaker last Friday. Full text...

  • Body links famine in Africa to lack of press freedom
    02 may 2003 21:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- CREDO for Freedom of Expression and Associated Rights today warned of a growing link between famine in Africa and the suppression of press freedom and freedom of expression. Full text...

  • Tanzanian newspapers focus on workers' rights
    02 may 2003 16:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- As Tanzania joined the comity of nations in observing Labour Day, independent newspapers during the week chided the government over the plight of workers, blaming its twin policies of retrenchment and privatisation. Full text...

  • Consolidate peace in Burundi, say South African papers
    30 april 2003 09:29:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- As Burundians await for the historic inauguration of Hutu President Domitien Ndayizeye Wednesday in Bujumbura, South African newspapers have called for the consolidation of Burundi's fragile peace. Full text...

  • Swazi paper attacks govt organs for disrespecting law
    29 april 2003 20:45:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's independent daily newspaper, The Times of Swaziland, has lashed at organs of the Swaziland government for defying court orders. Full text...

  • Abidjan papers highlight Security Council meeting, Nigerian polls
    25 april 2003 09:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A meeting of the National Security Council (CNS) in Cote d'Ivoire and the presidential polls in Nigeria called the shots across Ivorian newspapers this week. Full text...

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