Press Review -
  • Ivorian papers discuss PDCI stakes in national union government
    23 august 2002 22:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The stakes of the Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire (PDCI-RDA) in the newly formed government of national union and the 5-0 Champions League victory of ASEC Abidjan over Costa del Sol of Mozambique made headlines in the Ivorian press this week. Full text...

  • Cameroonian press speculates on cabinet reshuffle
    23 august 2002 20:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A cabinet reshuffle awaited since the 30 June parliamentary elections was, alongside developments within the opposition, the focus of media comments in Cameroon this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian newspapers say globalisation worsens North-South divide
    23 august 2002 19:57:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian media this week warned there could a bigger backlash against globalisation unless the rich nations gave poor ones an opportunity in the emerging world economic order. Full text...

  • Kigali press features arrest of Augustin Bizimungu
    23 august 2002 16:44:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan papers this week commented heavily on the arrest and transfer of the former Rwandan army chief of staff, Gen. Full text...

  • Impeachment threat on Obasanjo dominates newspapers
    23 august 2002 13:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The threat by Nigeria's lower legislative chamber to impeach President Olusegun Obasanjo if he fails to resign in two weeks, for alleged mal-administration, dominated the country's newspapers throughout the week. Full text...

  • Burkinabe dailies re-echo assassination of Balla Keïta
    22 august 2002 23:54:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe dailies this week focused once again on the assassination of Ivorian dissident Balla Keita in Ouagadougou three weeks ago. Full text...

  • WSSD dominates South African press
    22 august 2002 22:29:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The countdown down to World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) has dominated the press in South African this week. Full text...

  • Rawlings' controversial speech dominates Ghanaian press
    22 august 2002 20:13:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Former President Jerry Rawlings' call for "positive defiance" against President John Kufuor's government, and the administration's reaction describing the statement as potentially treasonable, have continued to dominate Ghanaian press reports this week. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers condemn political hooliganism
    22 august 2002 12:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two leading Kenyan dailies Thursday harshly criticised politicians who use illegal militant groups to intimidate their opponents in the presidential succession race in the country. Full text...

  • Local media believe South Africa is bridging North, South
    22 august 2002 08:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African media has begun gearing up for one of the news events of the decade -- next week's World Summit on Sustainable Development -- which will see tens of thousands of people from around the world gathering in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers differ on US travel warning
    19 august 2002 15:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday expressed different opinions on the US travel warning for Nigeria, issued earlier this month. Full text...

  • Mauritanian newspapers focus on politics
    18 august 2002 17:32:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian papers this week widely commented on the integration of Black Mauritanians in the direct management of economic sectors, particularly the fishing sector. Full text...

  • Ivorian press echoes fears over break-up of union government
    18 august 2002 16:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The withdrawal of the opposition Union for Democracy and Peace in Cote d'Ivoire (UDPCI) of Gen. Full text...

  • Senegalese press highlights plight of peasants
    18 august 2002 15:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese papers widely focussed this week on a press conference granted Wednesday by President Abdoulaye Wade and Agriculture minister Pape Diouf to explain the disastrous situation being experienced by peasant farmers. Full text...

  • Executive-Legislature row dominate Nigerian newspapers
    16 august 2002 16:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The face-off between the Nigerian presidency and the legislature, over the latter's threat to impeach President Olusegun Obasanjo dominated newspaper reports this week. Full text...

  • Togolese press comments on ruling party's exclusion of ex-PM
    10 august 2002 19:52:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese papers this week widely commented on the decision of the ruling Togolese Peoples Movement (RPT) to expel former Prime Minister Agbeyome Kodjo and MP Dahuku Pere. Full text...

  • Senegalese papers ponder plight of peasants
    10 august 2002 16:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The anxiety of peasant farmers facing a paucity in rainfall this season coupled with poor sales in the last produce marketing campaign made headlines across the Senegalese press this week. Full text...

  • Benin media highlight LDC ministerial conference
    09 august 2002 23:32:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin papers this week focused on the 12th ministerial conference of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) that lasted 5-7 August in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Ivorian politician Balla Keita's death makes headlines
    09 august 2002 23:06:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The assassination of Ivorian statesman Balla Keita on 31 July in Ouagadougou is the main focus of comments in Burkinabe newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Rwanda-DR Congo agreement makes headlines in Kigali
    09 august 2002 22:28:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan papers this week widely commented on the agreement signed in Pretoria on 30 July between Rwandan president Paul Kagame and his Congolese counterpart Joseph Kabila. Full text...

  • Embezzlement, political consultations make news in Gabon
    09 august 2002 22:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The embezzlement of some 3,000 million francs CFA (4. Full text...

  • Africans are no longer weaklings, says Libyan paper
    09 august 2002 21:58:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan daily, Al-Jamahiriya, says that the African Union (AU) has changed the socio-politico- economic landscape of Africa. Full text...

  • Re-election of Parliamentary Speaker makes headlines in Cameroon
    09 august 2002 20:23:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Most Cameroonian papers Friday headlined on the re-election of Cavaye Yéguié Djibril of the ruling Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement (CPDM) as President of the National Assembly for the third time running. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers appeal for peace in Burundi
    09 august 2002 19:52:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Amid a new round of talks aimed at reaching a cease-fire in Burundi's nine-year civil war, two of Tanzania's leading dailies have urged rebel groups in that country to lay down their arms and join the peace process. Full text...

  • Abidjan newspress plays murder of Balla Keita in Ouagadougou
    09 august 2002 16:04:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The assassination in Ouagadougou on 1 August of Balla Keita, secretary general of the Union for Democracy and Peace in Cote d'Ivoire (UDPCI), dominated headlines in Ivorian newspapers. Full text...

  • South Africa media cautiously optimistic about DRC peace deal
    08 august 2002 15:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's role in facilitating a peace agreement between warring groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo has attracted widespread coverage in the South African media which has been quick to sing Pretoria's praises. Full text...

  • Nigerian paper criticizes Obasanjo's foreign trips
    06 august 2002 12:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Using an unusually harsh language, one of Nigeria's leading private dailies Tuesday criticized President Olusegun Obasanjo over his frequent foreign travels. Full text...

  • Big play for Senegal's victory in Nigerian press
    17 june 2002 13:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday played up fellow-African nation Senegal's historic qualification for the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, following a 2-1 extra-time win over Sweden in Japan. Full text...

  • Jawara's low profile catches attention of Gambian press
    15 june 2002 16:05:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The press in Gambia this week took particular interest in what has been widely perceived as a low profile kept by ex-president Dawda Kairaba Jawara since his return to the country on 1 June. Full text...

  • Cameroonian newspapers harp on Indomitable Lions' failure
    14 june 2002 18:08:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian newspapers this week reflected on the disappointing elimination of the Indomitable Lions from the world football tournament Under the headline "A World Cup to be forgotten," le Messager, a privately-owned paper said: "Cameroon missed the World Cup even before it arrived in Japan," in a reference to the four days spent by the team in Paris squabbling over match bonus, as well as the 40-hour flight to Japan and the shuttles between match venues. Full text...

  • Eagles ouster edges World Cup from headlines
    14 june 2002 15:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As local fans' interest in the World Cup wanes following the elimination of the Super Eagles, Nigerian newspapers have scaled down the prominence given to stories from the competition. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper urges developed world to open up markets
    14 june 2002 14:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has said handouts given to African countries as aid have done little to improve the living conditions of their people, and asked the developed world to open up their markets to Africa. Full text...

  • Word Cup and domestic politics make headlines in Burkina Faso
    13 june 2002 22:39:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe newspapers this week focused on the performance of African teams at the ongoing World Cup tournament in Japan and South Korea, and on the formation of the country's new government. Full text...

  • Press says Reunion gives Senegal's team full support
    13 june 2002 14:13:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- After the elimination of France from World Cup 2002, the people of Reunion have switched support to the national football team of Senegal, writes le Quotidien de La Reunion, the island's leading paper. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers laud Senegal, lambast Cameroon
    12 june 2002 20:40:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian newspapers paid tribute to the Senegalese national football team on Wednesday, following their progress to the second round of the World Cup 2002, and severely criticised Cameroon for their early exit from the competition. Full text...

  • Press reports capture Nigeria's World Cup loss
    09 june 2002 18:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The sombre mood across soccer-loving Nigeria, following Friday's ouster of the Super Eagles from the 2002 World Cup, is reflected in weekend's press reports, bringing home the reality of the country's worst result in three consecutive World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers warn of impending environmental woes
    09 june 2002 10:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian papers this week echoed growing concerns that the world was at an environmental crossroads, with the fate of millions of people pegged on the choice between greed and necessity. Full text...

  • Zambian daily urges OAU, UN to end Madagascar crisis
    08 june 2002 21:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The state-run Times of Zambia has called on the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the United Nations to move in quickly to prevent Madagascar from slipping into civil war. Full text...

  • South African media trumpet continent's start in World Cup
    06 june 2002 22:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The encouraging start by African countries at this year's World Cup have been well highlighted in the South African media this week with a growing number of journalists predicting that an African team could even reach the finals. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002, Abidjan trial in the headlines
    06 june 2002 22:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The ongoing 2002 football World Cup in South Korea and Japan and the trial of alleged coup plotters in Cote d'Ivoire dominated comments in newspapers this week in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Photographer of Swazi king sues newspaper for deformation
    03 june 2002 20:24:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Ace royal photographer Leornard Mohale, who is former chief photographer of the Swazi Observer, has sued the newspaper for defamation, claiming over one million US dollars. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers optimistic despite troubled World Cup start
    03 june 2002 11:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday reflected the nation-wide optimism that the Super Eagles can still advance to the second round despite the 1-0 loss to Argentina in their 2002 World Cup opener on Sunday. Full text...

  • Victory of Lions of Senegal makes headlines in Seoul
    02 june 2002 18:57:00
    Seoul- South Korea (PANA) -- The performance achieved by the Lions of Senegal who defeated France 1-0 on Friday in the World Cup 2002 opening match, hit the headlines in most South Korean newspapers papers on Saturday. Full text...

  • Tunisian press greets the 'historic victory' of Senegal
    02 june 2002 16:08:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian press Saturday warmly congratulated Senegal's national team following its "historic victory over France" in the World Cup 2002 opening match on Friday in Seoul, South Korea. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers greet Senegal's World Cup win
    01 june 2002 12:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Putting the rivalry between the national teams of Nigeria and Senegal aside, at least for now, Nigerian papers Saturday joined the country's football fans in celebrating Senegal's huge upset of world champions France in their 2002 World Cup opener in Seoul on Friday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean media focus on security and refugees
    31 may 2002 23:17:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The media in Sierra Leone this week sized up the new government, the security situation in the country, and problems facing refugees in neighbouring Liberia. Full text...

  • Issa Hayatou's setback makes headlines in Benin
    31 may 2002 21:54:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin newspapers widely commented this week on the setback suffered by Cameroon's Issa Hayatou in his bid for the office of FIFA president. Full text...

  • Hayatou's FIFA setback makes headlines in Cameroon
    31 may 2002 19:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou's failed bid for the presidency of world football governing body FIFA was the main focus of Cameroonian papers this week. Full text...

  • World Cup runs over for Nigerian papers
    31 may 2002 16:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Friday zeroed in on the 2002 World Cup, which kicked off in Seoul, South Korea, climaxing their saturation reports in the run-up to the world's most glamorous sporting competition. Full text...

  • Presidential pardon ignites amnesty debate in S. African media
    30 may 2002 20:49:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The release of 33 dangerous criminals on presidential pardons earlier this month has ignited vociferous debate within the South African media, on possible amnesty for apartheid criminals. Full text...

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