Press Review -
  • Boat tragedy continues to make headlines in Senegal
    30 september 2002 20:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese newspapers are still focussed on the sinking of the Senegalese ferry "le Joola," after the announcement Sunday that more than 900 of the 1,034 passengers were dead or missing. Full text...

  • Ugandan State paper blames colonialists for Ivorian crisis
    30 september 2002 19:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's State-owned New Vision newspaper Monday blamed the mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire on multi-party politics imposed on Africa by colonial powers. Full text...

  • Ghanaian daily calls for caution in Ivorian crisis
    30 september 2002 16:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has called for caution in the handling of the Ivorian crisis saying a durable solution might be a blend between dialogue and collective force. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspapers play up Senegal's ferry accident
    28 september 2002 16:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Thursday's ferry accident in Senegal in which hundreds of people are feared to have drowned, made headline news in Nigerian newspapers Saturday. Full text...

  • Dakar papers diagnose impact of Ivorian crisis on subregion
    28 september 2002 16:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese newspapers this week diagnosed the impact of the continuing military crisis in Cote d'Ivoire in terms of its impact on the stability of the West African subregion. Full text...

  • Chadian dailies comment on Togoimi's death
    28 september 2002 15:54:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chadian newspapers this week concentrated coverage on the death of Youssouf Togoimi, leader of the rebel Movement for Democracy and Justice in Chad (MDJT). Full text...

  • Gabonese papers analyse Ivorian crisis
    27 september 2002 23:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The political and military crisis in Côte d'Ivoire attracted the attention of Gabonese dailies this week. Full text...

  • Mauritanian papers keen on fighting in Cote d'Ivoire
    27 september 2002 22:07:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Newspapers in Nouakchott this week devoted heavy coverage to the fighting in Cote d'Ivoire, especially considering the large Mauritanian community in that country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe press divided over Abuja Commonwealth meeting
    27 september 2002 20:28:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Four days after a three-nation Commonwealth group met in Nigeria to review Zimbabwe's shaky political situation, the country's press, sharply divided on the outcome, continued Friday to focus on the issue. Full text...

  • South African media focus on crime wave
    27 september 2002 18:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African media put the spotlight on crime in the country in a week in which police released crime statistics indicating that the problem had stabilised in the last year. Full text...

  • Kigali papers dwell on withdrawal of Rwandan troops from DRC
    27 september 2002 18:06:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Newspapers in Kigali this week mainly dwelled on the effective withdrawal of Rwandan troops from DR Congo. Full text...

  • Local newspapers give Ivorian military crisis heavy coverage
    27 september 2002 17:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The coup attempt on 19 September by "assailants", as the mutineers are officially called, was the mainstay of newspapers in Abidjan this week. Full text...

  • Liberian media report scantly on Ivorian military crisis
    27 september 2002 16:10:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The unfolding violent military crisis in neighbouring Cote d'Ivoire during this week received scanty reportage in the Liberian media, while the Liberian government has yet to officially comment on the situation. Full text...

  • Deployment of Nigerian troops to Abidjan makes headlines
    27 september 2002 16:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's dispatch of three military Alpha jets and a support personnel of 30 to Cote d'Ivoire, where mutinous soldiers are battling government forces made headlines in local newspapers Friday. Full text...

  • Zambian papers focus on Ivory Coast, Iraq, Middle East
    27 september 2002 15:16:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian papers have focused their attention on the unrest in Ivory Coast, Iraq and the Palestinian crisis in their comments this week. Full text...

  • Ghanaian paper urges probe into Ivorian disturbances
    24 september 2002 14:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A state-owned Ghanaian newspaper has called on the Ivorian authorities to search the root causes of last Thursday's disturbances with a view to avoiding a recurrence. Full text...

  • Ivorian weekend papers awash with abortive coup reports
    22 september 2002 14:57:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Weekend papers in Abidjan were awash with reports of the ongoing military mutiny which broke out in Cote d'Ivoire Thursday. Full text...

  • Diplomacy, by-elections make headlines in Cameroon
    20 september 2002 22:10:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Diplomatic ploys by Nigeria and Cameroon concerning their claims on the disputed Bakassi peninsula were, alongside last Sunday's parliamentary by-elections the main focus of the Cameroonian press this week. Full text...

  • Reunion press joins Malagasy Presidential jet debate
    20 september 2002 21:12:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The press in the Reunion this week focused on the official jet reportedly purchased for Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana from a German company. Full text...

  • Senegalese media echo tensions in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 september 2002 21:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The coup attempt launched Thursday in Cote d'Ivoire is the main topic highlighted in Senegalese dailies in their Friday editorials. Full text...

  • French dailies highlight Cote d'Ivoire mutiny
    20 september 2002 19:44:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Many French newspapers Friday focus on the coup attempt launched late Wednesday night in Abidjan by some soldiers of the Ivorian army. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers focus on mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 september 2002 11:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Friday reported on the Cote d'Ivoire mutiny, with most of the dailies carrying the story on their front pages. Full text...

  • Malian papers echo election of National Assembly Speaker
    18 september 2002 23:47:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The election last Monday of erstwhile Prime Minister and Mali Movement (RPM) chairman Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as Speaker of the National Assembly was the main focus of Malian newspapers on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies highlight ASEC's 3-1 victory over Esperance
    16 september 2002 22:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's ASEC of Abidjan's 3-1 victory over Esperance of Tunisia during the fourth round of the African Champions League played Sunday in Abidjan is the main topic commented on Monday by Ivorian newspapers. Full text...

  • Congolese press keen on 11 September memorial
    13 september 2002 22:56:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese dailies keenly reported on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in the US. Full text...

  • US President's warmongering stance irks Moroccan press
    13 september 2002 22:19:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Several Moroccan dailies on Friday fiercely criticised the speech delivered Thursday by US President George W. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspapers play up voter registration, pay rise
    13 september 2002 14:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Though the impeachment threat hanging on Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has continued to make headlines, the country's newspapers this week diluted the saturation coverage of the issue with news on voter registration and pay raise for public sector workers. Full text...

  • Zambian bishop warns against attack on Iraq
    13 september 2002 13:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian newspapers this week dwell on the US memorials of the 11 September attacks and that country's war on terrorism as waged against Al Qaeda and the US plans to attack Iraq in order to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Full text...

  • Commemoration of US terror attacks makes headlines in Senegal
    13 september 2002 13:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese newspapers this week extensively commented on the first anniversary of the 11 September terror attacks, which destroyed the twin towers of New York's World Trade Centre and part of the Pentagon in last year. Full text...

  • Rwandan dailies echo commemoration of 11 September
    13 september 2002 10:30:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan newspapers this week devoted most of their comments to the commemoration of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in New York City and Washington DC and the US-led anti-terrorist war launched thereafter. Full text...

  • Botswana papers mourn poor performance of national team
    12 september 2002 22:31:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana newspapers said the national football team, the Zebras, have taken a backward step in their bid for a first qualification for the African Cup of Nations. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers comment on September 11 attacks
    12 september 2002 19:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Newspapers in Abidjan have commented on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the US, with one daily saying solidarity of support was still elusive for Washington even one year after the attacks. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press assails American foreign policy
    12 september 2002 10:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian press marked the first anniversary of the September 11 terror strikes in America with calls for Washington to revise its foreign policy. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers slam US plan to attack Iraq
    11 september 2002 16:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans quietly observed the first anniversary of the 11 September attacks in the US Wednesday, with an air of déjà vu, as they recalled the murderous bombings of US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1998 which claimed hundreds of African and American lives. Full text...

  • Liberia's peace conference hits headlines
    07 september 2002 13:21:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A decision by delegates attending Liberia's national conference on peace and reconciliation in Monrovia to hold talks with rebels fighting President Charles Taylor's government, made headlines in the countries' dailies this week. Full text...

  • BCEAO hold-up remains focus of Ivorian papers
    06 september 2002 21:49:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The reaction Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) governor Charles Konan Banny in the wake of a spectacular hold-up last 27 August in Abidjan was commented at length by Ivorian dailies this week. Full text...

  • Modification of media code makes headlines in Togo
    06 september 2002 20:30:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Togolese Parliament's adoption of an act modifying the country's media and communication code was the main focus of comments by private newspapers in Lome this week. Full text...

  • Peace in Africa, football make headlines in Burkina Faso
    06 september 2002 17:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe newspapers this week focused on the peace agreements on the Sudan and DR Congo conflicts, as well as the national football team's chances at the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) championship. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press calls WSSD a failure
    06 september 2002 17:23:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian newspapers have dismissed the just-ended World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) as a failure and a lesson to poor countries. Full text...

  • Zambia's internal politics overshadows WSSD
    06 september 2002 15:49:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's domestic politics pushed the just-ended World Summit on Sustainable Development to the back burner, going by local news reports this week. Full text...

  • Impeachment threat continues to dominate Nigerian press reports
    06 september 2002 15:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the third week running, the threat by Nigerian MPs to remove President Olusegun Obasanjo from office dominated local press this week. Full text...

  • Earth Summit dominates press coverage in South Africa
    05 september 2002 18:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Summit for Sustainable Development, which wrapped up in Johannesburg Wednesday kept most other news in South Africa out of the spotlight this week, with most local newspapers heralding the event as a success. Full text...

  • Burkinabe press feed on Earth Summit in Johannesburg
    30 august 2002 22:03:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The press in Burkina Faso this week dwelt on the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, the floods that hit Ouagadougou and bank robbery at BCEAO (Central Bank of West African States) in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Liberian press harps on national reconciliation
    30 august 2002 19:32:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Concerns raised by Liberians in the Diaspora for which they are boycotting the on-going national conference on peace and reconciliation, dominated local press reports this week. Full text...

  • Kigali papers dwell on hiccups at Rwandan genocide tribunal
    30 august 2002 18:05:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan dailies this week dwelt on the tension between Kigali and the Arusha-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) trying persons charged with involvement in the Rwandan genocide, and the 5th trade show in Kigali. Full text...

  • Executive-Legislative dispute still dominates Nigerian press
    30 august 2002 16:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the second week running, the lingering face-off between the Nigerian Executive and the Legislature dominated local newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Train attack makes headlines in Congo
    30 august 2002 14:04:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese newspapers this week focus their editorials on last week's attack by Ninja militiamen led by Pasto Frederic Bitsangou, aka Ntumi, against a goods train of the Congo-Ocean Railways (CFCO). Full text...

  • Zimbabwe paper urges Namibia to seize land from white farmers
    29 august 2002 21:40:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A semi-official newspaper in Zimbabwe Thursday urged the Namibian government to emulate Harare and forcibly seize farms from white farmers for redistribution to landless blacks. Full text...

  • Daredevil bank robbery in Abidjan astonishes Ivorian press
    29 august 2002 20:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The daredevil robbery involving nearly 3 billion francs CFA at the Abidjan branch of BCEAO (the Central Bank of West African States) on Tuesday remained an astonishment for Ivorian newspapers. Full text...

  • Sassou Nguesso's swearing-in makes headlines in Congo
    24 august 2002 20:00:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese dailies focused analyses this week on the investiture of the head of State Denis Sassou Nguesso and the formation of the first cabinet in his new 7-year term of office. Full text...

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