Press Review -
  • Papers demand for publication of report on Zanzibar killings
    08 november 2002 19:16:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian newspapers this week revisited last year's shooting of at least 20 opposition protestors by the police in Zanzibar several months after the issue had dropped out of the headlines. Full text...

  • Politics dominates Nigerian newspapers
    08 november 2002 17:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The reconciliation of Nigeria's executive and legislative arms of government, and developments on the country's next general elections dominated the national media this week. Full text...

  • Soweto bomb blasts occupies South African media
    08 november 2002 13:18:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Speculation on who is behind last week's bomb blasts in Soweto that killed a Lesotho woman and injured her husband has occupied South Africa's media this week. Full text...

  • Lome talks on Ivorian crisis make headlines in Abidjan
    08 november 2002 11:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Negotiations in Lome, Togo, between the Ivorian government and rebels continued to dominate Abidjan newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Newspaper soothes Kenya after loss at CITES summit
    07 november 2002 18:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East African Standard on Thursday soothed Kenya following its lost battle against the lifting of the ban on ivory trade in the world by a committee of African elephant range states attending the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) summit in Santiago, Chile. Full text...

  • Ghana's public asks whether a rumour is a story
    01 november 2002 17:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Over the past several weeks, the Ghanaian public has been asking the country's journalists a pertinent question - "Should rumours be published in the media?" The question stems from the hullabaloo caused by a publication in a pro-government private newspaper, the Accra Daily Mail, that a senior journalist had received 125,000 dollars in suspicious circumstances. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers want tougher sanctions on traffic offenders
    31 october 2002 19:15:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A paralysing strike by commuter buses last Monday in Dar es Salaam saw the Tanzanian press pushing this week for tougher regulations against traffic offenders in the country. Full text...

  • Cops' sacking over politics irks Kenyan press
    31 october 2002 19:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The sacking of three junior police officers attached to Nairobi's Jogoo police station Wednesday has been condemned by the local press as reckless, insensitive and arrant nonsense. Full text...

  • Ivorian newspapers widely comment on Lome peace talks
    31 october 2002 12:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Newspapers in Cote d'Ivoire on Wednesday gave diverse interpretations about the peace negotiations that opened the same day between rebellious soldiers and the Ivorian government in Lome, Togo. Full text...

  • Zambia Daily Mail urges AU to recognise Ravalomanana
    29 october 2002 12:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- As the talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in Madagascar began Tuesday in Pretoria, South Africa, the state-run Zambia Daily Mail urged the African Union to recognise Marc Ravalomanana as the legitimate president of Madagascar. Full text...

  • Nigeria's flip-flop on Bakassi makes headlines in Cameroon
    25 october 2002 22:26:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Mixed newspaper reactions in Yaounde greeted Nigeria's rejection of the ruling by International Court of Justice (ICJ) which stated the disputed Bakassi peninsula belongs to Cameroon. Full text...

  • Beninese dailies comment on Diouf's election as OIF boss
    25 october 2002 20:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf's election to head the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) stole the limelight among newspapers in Benin this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria's rejection of Bakassi verdict dominates papers
    24 october 2002 17:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's rejection of the 10 October International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling awarding the disputed Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon received a major play in local press Thursday, with most of the newspapers reporting the story on their front pages. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers herald opposition unity
    24 october 2002 10:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Three Kenyan dailies this week hailed the move by opposition parties to field a single candidate at the presidential election coming up in December. Full text...

  • Congolese papers dwell on Diouf's election to head OIF
    22 october 2002 21:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Tuesday newspapers in Brazzaville dwelt at length on last Sunday's election of former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf as secretary general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) and the last minute withdrawal of Congo's Henri Lopès. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis still captures Burkinabe press headlines
    19 october 2002 18:16:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Ivorian crisis continues to dominate newspaper headlines in Burkina Faso, with "Le Pays" in a banner Friday, saying it had reached a "point of no return". Full text...

  • ICJ ruling on Bakassi still makes headlines in Cameroon
    18 october 2002 18:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 10 October ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that ceded the disputed Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon continued to make headlines in the local press this week. Full text...

  • Bali bombings dominate the headlines in South Africa
    17 october 2002 12:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Last weekend's bomb blasts in Bali, Indonesia, received extensive coverage in South African media, particularly as two South African nationals were injured and several others were reported missing after the incident. Full text...

  • Libyan daily warns against provocation of Muslims
    15 october 2002 19:42:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan private 'Al-Chams' newspaper warned Tuesday against any provocation of Muslims, particularly any attempts at linking terrorism to Islam. Full text...

  • Libyan paper decries Arab silence on Middle East
    14 october 2002 18:42:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A Libyan daily has denounced what it said was the silence of Arab capitals in the face of threats on the Arab world, notably "the Israeli war of extermination against the Palestinian people," as well as American threats on Iraq. Full text...

  • Bakassi dispute's verdict makes headlines in Cameroon
    11 october 2002 22:47:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Banner headlines greeted the recent ruling by International Court of Justice in favour of Cameroon in the dispute with Nigeria over the ownership of the Bakassi peninsula. Full text...

  • Bakassi judgement dominates Nigerian papers
    11 october 2002 12:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers were Friday awash with Thursday's ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) awarding the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon. Full text...

  • Ghanaian paper prods ECOWAS on search for peace in Cote d'Ivoire
    11 october 2002 07:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper, warning that the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire could spill into a civil war, has urged leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to talk President Laurent Gbagbo into reaching a compromise with rebel soldiers now, in their third week of revolt. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspapers play up Bakassi judgement
    10 october 2002 13:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Thursday played up the much-awaited judgment on the dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon over the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula, to be issued at 15:00 GMT Thursday by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Full text...

  • Diplomacy, politics dominate news pages in Cameroon
    05 october 2002 15:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's chairmanship of the UN Security Council, the country's 41st reunification anniversary and détente with neighbouring Nigeria were some of the major issues highlighted by local press this week. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis makes headlines in Burkina Faso
    05 october 2002 14:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe newspapers this week have expressed concern over the situation in Cote d'Ivoire and the attitude of authorities there. Full text...

  • Kenyan paper commends resignation of Senegalese ministers
    05 october 2002 10:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's privately owned mass-circulation Saturday Nation newspaper has commended two Senegalese ministers who quit their jobs this week over the boat disaster which claimed several hundred lives last month, saying their honourable gesture was worthy of emulation elsewhere on the continent. Full text...

  • Togolese dailies dwell on Ivorian crisis
    04 october 2002 23:06:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese dailies this week have commented on the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, warning against a similar unrest in Togo if its socio-political situation remains unsettled. Full text...

  • South African Govt, COSATU draw lesson from national strike
    04 october 2002 08:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- This week's national two-day strike by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has highlighted cracks between the government and the workers' association. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies comment on possible ECOWAS military intervention
    02 october 2002 22:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The possible intervention of troops of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the Ivorian crisis was the main focus of the local press Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegalese dailies echo Wade's address on boat mishap
    02 october 2002 22:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade's address to the nation and the resignation of the Defence and Transports ministers following the recent boat accident were variously commented Wednesday by Senegalese dailies. Full text...

  • French Daily Says Oil at Centre of Ivorian Crisis
    02 october 2002 16:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Oil deposits in Cote d'Ivoire could be at the centre of the current crisis in the West African country, a French daily suggests. Full text...

  • 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...

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