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  • 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...

  • South African papers urge Obasanjo to order re-run in some areas
    24 april 2003 11:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The private Star newspaper in South Africa has urged President-elect Olusegun Obasanjo to plough some of his victory back into the stability of Nigeria by ordering re-runs in areas where rigging in last Saturday's polls was highly suspected. Full text...

  • Audit of State Oil Company dominates Brazzaville press
    19 april 2003 20:32:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The postponed audit of Congo-Brazzaville's National Petroleum Corporation (SNPC) books, which threatens the accord between the government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), dominated local newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Rwandan papers focus on crisis in Great Lakes region
    19 april 2003 15:05:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A Cape Town summit earlier 9 April on the crisis in DR Congo was the main focus of the press in Kigali this week. Full text...

  • Political lobbying makes headlines in Dakar
    19 april 2003 10:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Upheavals within the political class made headlines in Dakar this week, alongside preparations for the 10th Magal (Pilgrimage) to Touba in central Senegal coming up next Monday. Full text...

  • Iraq, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire make headlines in Burkina Faso
    18 april 2003 22:47:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Post-war Iraq, the elections in Nigeria and the Ivorian crisis were the main focus of Burkinabe editorials this week, with the private daily Le Pays observing that the US, after all, failed to prove the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Full text...

  • Guinean papers focus comments on SARS
    18 april 2003 20:42:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean papers this week focus their comments on the misadventure of 27 Chinese nationals who arrived in Conakry from neighbouring Mali and who are "suspected" of carrying the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) into the country. Full text...

  • Malian papers zoom in on war in Iraq
    18 april 2003 20:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian editorials published this week widely comment on the situation prevailing in Iraq following the fall of President Saddam Hussein's regime. Full text...

  • Ivorian press highlights rebel entry into unity govt
    18 april 2003 19:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian newspapers were this week awash with comments on the effective entry of ministers appointed into the new government of national unity from rebel front. Full text...

  • Tanzanian newspapers for an end of Iraq 'occupation'
    18 april 2003 15:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian newspapers this week demanded an end to the 'occupation' of Iraq by US-led forces and called for swift international action to manage the catastrophic situation arising from that aggression. Full text...

  • Ethiopia screens Far East travellers for SARS
    18 april 2003 10:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Following the end of bombardment in Iraq, Ethiopian newspapers this week honed in on domestic issues, including measures being taken by health authorities to ward off the threat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Full text...

  • Kenyan media hail moves to create ombudsman
    17 april 2003 10:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The print and electronic media in Kenya Thursday lauded a government decision to create a public complaints office that would receive all complaints against the government and public officials and refer them to the president. Full text...

  • Newspaper yearns for Zimbabwe's return to colonial rule
    16 april 2003 21:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A Zimbabwean newspaper, claiming to be speaking on behalf of the majority of the people in the country, on Wednesday said a return to British colonial rule would be welcomed by Zimbabweans. Full text...

  • Renewed fighting dominates Liberian media
    12 april 2003 15:03:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Escalation of fighting in most parts of Liberia and attacks on internally displaced centres, which prompted overwhelming calls for a cease-fire, dominated media reports this week in Monrovia. Full text...

  • US rights report, Conde consume Guinean papers
    11 april 2003 19:57:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean papers were consumed this week by the recent US state department 2002 global report on human rights, and the return home of opposition leader Alpha Conde. Full text...

  • Mozambican weekly condemns murder of journalists
    11 april 2003 17:03:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The deaths of three journalists at the hands of the US invasion forces in Baghdad on Tuesday was no accident of war, writes prominent Mozambican journalist Joao Machado da Graca in the weekly paper "Savana. Full text...

  • Election fever grips Nigerian papers
    11 april 2003 15:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's mostly boisterous dailies have been seized by election fever as politicians round off campaigns for Saturday's start of the country's general elections. Full text...

  • 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...

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