Press Review -
  • Newspapers hail Nigeria's soccer victory over Jamaica
    19 may 2002 16:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Sunday hailed the country's 1-0 victory over Jamaica on Saturday in London, declaring the national team ready for the 2002 World Cup soccer finals scheduled to start on 31 May. Full text...

  • Press widely comments on Senegalese council elections
    18 may 2002 19:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese local elections won last Sunday by the presidential coalition rallied around the Senegalese Democratic Party of President Abdoulaye Wade made the headlines in the press this week. Full text...

  • Trial of coup suspects, ATT's election in Ivorian press
    18 may 2002 13:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The trial of the "assailants" who tried to overthrow President Laurent Gbagbo's regime on 7 to 8 January and the election of Amadou Toumani Toure (ATT) to the Malian presidency are the main talking points for Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Parliamentary polls make headlines in Burkina Faso
    17 may 2002 23:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The parliamentary elections of 5 May were widely commented this week by the media in Burkina Faso, with Journal du Jeudi saying the polls were "the culmination of many struggles prompted by the Sapouy tragedy of 13 December 1998 (assassination of journalist Norbert Zongo). Full text...

  • Tanzanian media flash thumbs up as Mkapa meets opposition
    17 may 2002 22:46:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- An unprecedented gesture by President Benjamin Mkapa to host leaders of the country's main opposition parties to official closed-door talks variously at State House has drawn a positive reaction from the Tanzanian media. Full text...

  • S. African media spotlights Western Cape Premier Peter Marais
    17 may 2002 21:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Allegations that Western Cape Premier Peter Marais sexually harassed a colleague took centre stage in the South African media this week. Full text...

  • Politics, aviation crisis dominate Nigerian press reports
    17 may 2002 19:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The crisis in Nigeria's federal lower legislative Chambers over allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement against its leadership, and the problem with a domestic airliner that aborted a flight due to an engine failure, dominated the country's newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Shooting of little boy shocks Ghanaian paper
    17 may 2002 16:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest selling newspaper, the Graphic, has expressed shock at the shooting to death of a three- year-old boy by a six-year-old colleague and said steps should be taken to prevent a repeat of the tragic incident. Full text...

  • Politics, sports hit the headlines in Cameroon
    26 april 2002 22:31:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Newspapers in Cameroon this week wrote about the 23 June parliamentary and local government elections, the first round French presidential ballot and CAF president's bid to be elected as head of FIFA. Full text...

  • French and Malian elections make headlines in Abidjan
    26 april 2002 19:03:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Last Sunday's first round of the French presidential election and this weekend's presidential ballot in Mali were widely commented by Ivorian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Arrest, flogging of rights lawyer inundate Liberian media
    26 april 2002 18:50:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The arrest and flogging in police custody of renowned human rights lawyer Tiawan Gongloe dominated the Liberian media during the week. Full text...

  • Pretoria's space tourist Shuttleworth in media spotlight
    25 april 2002 22:50:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African space tourist Mark Shuttleworth has been the main media focus this week. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper blames voter apathy for Le Pen's thrust
    25 april 2002 19:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has blamed French voter apathy for last Sunday's shock success of extreme rightist Jean-Marie Le Pen and reminded voters that "apathy has always been a friend of extremists. Full text...

  • French presidential ballot hits the headlines in Mali
    24 april 2002 22:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian papers this week have widely commented on the results of the first round of the French presidential election that propelled Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the National Front to challenge Jacques Chirac in the 5 May run-off. Full text...

  • Le Pen's emergence surprises Ivorian newspapers
    22 april 2002 19:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian papers Monday expressed surprise over the percentage point received Jean-Marie Le Pen, candidate of the National Front (French Far Right), propelling him to face Jacques Chirac in the second round of voting 5 May in France. Full text...

  • Zambian daily casts doubt on seriousness of DR Congo leaders
    20 april 2002 15:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The state-run Zambia Daily Mail has described the collapse of the Congolese peace talks in Sun City, South Africa as a sad development and has questioned the commitment of all the leaders in the DRC in restoring peace and democracy in that country. Full text...

  • Ghana papers comment on NEPAD, water management conference
    20 april 2002 15:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has called for the proper management of water bearing in mind that it is a finite resource. Full text...

  • Mali press comments on presidential election campaign
    20 april 2002 13:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian papers have devoted this week the main part of their comments and analyses to the campaign for the 28 April presidential election. Full text...

  • Renewed violence in Congo's Pool Region grabs headlines
    20 april 2002 12:39:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese dailies this week have dwelt on the fighting rife in the Pool region (south) of the country between the governmental troops and the Ninja militiamen led by Pastor Frederick Bitsangou alias Ntumi. Full text...

  • Crisis at power firm alarms Tanzanian press
    19 april 2002 23:20:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian papers this week have expressed concern over a looming industrial strike at the parastatal power supply utility, Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco), following a conflict between workers and the government. Full text...

  • Human rights situation makes headlines in Togo
    19 april 2002 22:34:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The 1999 Amnesty International's controversial report on the situation of human rights in Togo and the debates of the UN human rights commission in Geneva on the issue have been the main focus of Togolese editorials published this week. Full text...

  • NEPAD, PDCI-RDA's shadow cabinet hit Ivorian headlines
    19 april 2002 22:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian papers this week have commented on the financing of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) meeting which ended Tuesday in Dakar and the formation of a shadow cabinet of the opposition Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire (PDCI-RDA) of Henri Konan Bedie. Full text...

  • Malagasy protagonists make the headlines in Senegal
    19 april 2002 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The agreement signed Thursday in Dakar by the protagonists of the Malagasy crisis --incumbent president Didier Ratsiraka and self-proclaimed president Marc Ravalomanana-- has stolen the limelight of Senegalese media this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspaper asks NFA to apologise to Blatter
    19 april 2002 16:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's daily Champion newspaper has asked the country's football authorities to tender "unreserved apology" to FIFA President Sepp Blatter for mishandling his recent visit to Lagos. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper says water must be managed properly
    19 april 2002 11:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has called for the proper management of water bearing in mind that it is a finite resource. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe papers differ on meaning of Independence Day
    18 april 2002 22:35:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's two daily newspapers have differed sharply on the nation's independence, which was celebrated Thursday with fanfare throughout the country. Full text...

  • South African newspapers play up arrest of German billionaire
    18 april 2002 12:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The arrest of German billionaire Jurgen Harksen in Cape Town and his decision to accept extradition to Germany to face charges of embezzlement was a prominent item in South African newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Zambian paper demands stop to genocide in Palestine
    17 april 2002 10:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The independent Post newspaper in Zambia is demanding that the US and its allies cease unconditional support for and complicity with the genocide of the Palestinian people by the Israeli army. Full text...

  • Corruption, World Cup preparations hit headlines in Dakar
    12 april 2002 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Revelations of misappropriation of public funds, the current political situation following two years of change of power and the financial woes of the national football team dominated Senegalese newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Frequent blazes raise public eyebrows in Tanzania
    12 april 2002 19:53:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- "For how long are Tanzanians going to watch helplessly when fires raze public buildings?" asks a local daily, Mtanzania, in its leader for Friday. Full text...

  • Israeli occupation makes headlines in Mauritania
    12 april 2002 18:11:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- All Mauritanian dailies this week gave the situation in the Middle East prominent coverage on front pages and in-depth analyses. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspapers dwell on domestic politics
    12 april 2002 15:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers focused on domestic politics this week, even as the Middle East crisis captured the interest of the world's media. Full text...

  • Middle East unrest captures media attention in South Africa
    12 april 2002 07:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Israeli military offensive in Palestinian areas of the West Bank and retaliatory attacks on Israel by suicide bombers made a big hit on the press in South Africa this week. Full text...

  • Libyan daily criticises Arab foreign ministers meeting
    09 april 2002 19:01:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan newspaper, Al-Zahf Al-Akdhar (organ of the Libyan revolutionary committees) said Arab leaders and their League should have convened a meeting of Arab Defence ministers instead of a foreign ministers conference last Saturday in Cairo. Full text...

  • Newspapers focus opposition rapprochement in Cameroon
    07 april 2002 14:27:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Unofficial contacts between Cameroon's two main opposition parties --the Social Democratic Front (SDF) and National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP)-- were widely reported this week in the local press. Full text...

  • SDF, UNDP rapprochement makes headlines in Cameroon
    06 april 2002 17:47:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Unofficial contacts between two of Cameroon's leading parties, the Social Democratic Front (SDF) and National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP), were widely reported this week by the local press. Full text...

  • Blatter visit dominates press reports in Botswana
    05 april 2002 23:31:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter's weekend visit has dominated the press in Botswana, with some comments intimating that Blatter will use the FIFA goal projects currently running here as a bargaining chip for his campaign to retain his rule as world football governor. Full text...

  • Egyptian papers warn of consequences in Middle East conflict
    05 april 2002 22:14:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian papers focused Friday on the situation in Palestinian territories as well as President Hosni Mubarak's televised speech in which he warned that the current Israeli policy "would only fuel hatred among 300 million Arabs against Israel and its supporters. Full text...

  • Senegal's Independence Day makes headlines in the press
    05 april 2002 21:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's commemoration of its 42nd anniversary of independence on Thursday, with Gambian president Yahya Jammeh as a guest of honour, is the focus of comments by the country's newspapers. Full text...

  • Togo's electoral process deadlock makes front pages
    05 april 2002 20:33:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- A new deadlock which emerged Tuesday during the 86th session of the Lome framework agreement joint follow-up committee (CPS) regarding the unilateral revision of the election code has been the subject of discussion in the Togolese press this week. Full text...

  • Middle East crisis makes headlines in Burkina Faso
    05 april 2002 18:14:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe papers this week commented widely on the escalation of violence in the Middle East, characterised by Israeli occupation of Palestinian cities. Full text...

  • Middle East crisis, party congress in the news in Abidjan
    05 april 2002 16:15:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 11th ordinary congress of the Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI-RDA, former ruling party), that opened Friday, and the situation in the Middle East occupied the attention of Ivorian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Mauritanian press focuses Middle East crisis
    05 april 2002 15:32:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Newspapers in Mauritania this week concentrated on the situation in Palestine, the domestic fishing sector, the privatisation of the National Electricity Company and the break-up between the Rally of Democratic Forces with the "Nasserists. Full text...

  • Zambian daily sees Angola-UNITA accord as turning point
    05 april 2002 14:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- State-owned Times of Zambia has described Thursday's peace deal between the ruling MPLA and UNITA of Angola as a major turning point in the history of that troubled nation. Full text...

  • Paper Urges Zimbabwe to Boycott Commonwealth Games
    05 april 2002 12:29:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's biggest daily newspaper, the Herald has called on sports administrators in the country to boycott Commonwealth Games due in July in Britain. Full text...

  • Ghana newspapers call for peace in Northern Region
    05 april 2002 11:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian newspapers have continued to call for calm in the Northern Region where fighting between two families in a long-running chieftaincy dispute has claimed at least 28 lives, including a paramount chief. Full text...

  • Malian Papers Say Democracy is Not in Multiplicity of Candidates
    05 april 2002 10:59:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The big number of candidates in Mali's presidential race confirms political openness in the country but it is not an indicator of excellence of democracy, says Essor newspaper. Full text...

  • New Anti-corruption measure dominates Kenyan media
    04 april 2002 17:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A fresh attempt by the attorney general Amos Wako to kick start anti corruption measures by publishing a new bill seeking to rein corrupt persons took centre stage in the local media this week. Full text...

  • Zambia Daily Calls for Govt of National Unity in DRC
    04 april 2002 13:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Commenting on the one-day summit held in Lusaka Wednesday on resolving the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia Daily Mail says the prevailing situation inevitably calls for a government of national unity. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers comment on Hayatou's bid for FIFA presidency
    18 march 2002 18:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian press Monday weighed the chances of African Football Confederation (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, in the race for the presidency of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA). Full text...

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