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  • 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...

  • Togolese papers highlight trial of opposition figure
    24 august 2002 19:35:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The trial of Togolese Labour Party leader Claude Améganvi made headlines in the local press this week. Full text...

  • 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...

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