Press Review -
  • 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...

  • Papers oppose extension of Kenyan parliament
    30 may 2002 16:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tuesday's proposal by the Kenyan Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitution (PSC) to extend the life of the current parliament for six months has sparked outrage among the citizens and the press. Full text...

  • Nigerian Papers Play Up Blatter's Victory
    30 may 2002 12:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Joseph Sepp Blatter's re-election Wednesday as president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) was prominently reported in Nigerian newspapers Thursday though he beat an African to retain his post. Full text...

  • Africa Day draws wide comment from Libyan press
    26 may 2002 18:22:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan papers largely commented on the celebration of Africa Day on Saturday, marking the anniversary of the founding of the OAU 39 years ago. Full text...

  • Benin newspapers assess autonomy of institutions
    26 may 2002 16:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The press in Benin this week focused on the functional autonomy of some of the country's key institutions, including the Supreme Court, the Higher Audiovisual and Communication Council (HAAC) and the Constitutional Court. Full text...

  • Newspapers analyses Amadou Toumani Toure election
    24 may 2002 23:09:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian papers this week widely dwelt on the confirmation of the election of retired general Amadou Toumani Toure (ATT) as president, with 65. Full text...

  • Botswana chiefs want alcohol consumption banned
    24 may 2002 23:04:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Paramount chiefs in Botswana are pressing the government in Gaborone to ban alcohol consumption in the country or water it down. Full text...

  • Newspapers stress need for cease-fire in Liberia
    24 may 2002 21:49:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The need to cease fire in the current gun battle between government troops and dissidents in Liberia, topped media reports in Monrovia during the week. Full text...

  • New political development hits the headlines in Togo
    24 may 2002 20:26:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The fresh political situation in Togo following the appointment of seven magistrates to replace the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) this week preoccupied newspapers in Lome. Full text...

  • Papers focus on Burkina polls, Toure's election in Mali
    24 may 2002 19:31:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Papers in Ouagadougou this week directed their attention on the management of power in Burkina Faso after the 5 May parliamentary polls and Gen. Full text...

  • Politics still dominant issue in Nigerian newspapers
    24 may 2002 18:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the second week running, politics dominated reports in Nigerian newspapers, though news of another plane crash in the country during the week also got a big play. Full text...

  • Ghanaian paper challenges African leaders to act, not talk
    24 may 2002 12:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest selling newspaper, the Graphic, has again hailed the idea of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), but challenged African leaders to talk less and act more to give the blueprint meaning. Full text...

  • Check on gun-totting police sparks media debate in South Africa
    24 may 2002 07:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A ruling by South Africa's Constitutional Court barring policemen from using their guns while arresting suspects, attracted wide comment from the local media and the public at large this week. Full text...

  • Egyptian papers echo Mubarak's call for moderation
    23 may 2002 12:57:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The main story featured Thursday by state-owned Egyptian papers highlighted President Hosni Mubarak's speech delivered Wednesday on the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Mohamed, calling on the Islamic nation to be more moderate and less extremist or fanatical. Full text...

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