Press Review -
  • 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...

  • Libyan tells US to stop imposing its will on others
    21 may 2002 19:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan daily, 'Al-Jamahirya' is urging the US to use its huge might, resources and expertise for the benefit of other countries in the world rather than assuming the role of the world's policeman. Full text...

  • Newspapers hail Nigeria's soccer victory over Jamaica
    19 may 2002 16:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Sunday hailed the country's 1-0 victory over Jamaica on Saturday in London, declaring the national team ready for the 2002 World Cup soccer finals scheduled to start on 31 May. Full text...

  • Press widely comments on Senegalese council elections
    18 may 2002 19:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese local elections won last Sunday by the presidential coalition rallied around the Senegalese Democratic Party of President Abdoulaye Wade made the headlines in the press this week. Full text...

  • Trial of coup suspects, ATT's election in Ivorian press
    18 may 2002 13:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The trial of the "assailants" who tried to overthrow President Laurent Gbagbo's regime on 7 to 8 January and the election of Amadou Toumani Toure (ATT) to the Malian presidency are the main talking points for Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Parliamentary polls make headlines in Burkina Faso
    17 may 2002 23:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The parliamentary elections of 5 May were widely commented this week by the media in Burkina Faso, with Journal du Jeudi saying the polls were "the culmination of many struggles prompted by the Sapouy tragedy of 13 December 1998 (assassination of journalist Norbert Zongo). Full text...

  • Tanzanian media flash thumbs up as Mkapa meets opposition
    17 may 2002 22:46:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- An unprecedented gesture by President Benjamin Mkapa to host leaders of the country's main opposition parties to official closed-door talks variously at State House has drawn a positive reaction from the Tanzanian media. Full text...

  • S. African media spotlights Western Cape Premier Peter Marais
    17 may 2002 21:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Allegations that Western Cape Premier Peter Marais sexually harassed a colleague took centre stage in the South African media this week. Full text...

  • Politics, aviation crisis dominate Nigerian press reports
    17 may 2002 19:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The crisis in Nigeria's federal lower legislative Chambers over allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement against its leadership, and the problem with a domestic airliner that aborted a flight due to an engine failure, dominated the country's newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Shooting of little boy shocks Ghanaian paper
    17 may 2002 16:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest selling newspaper, the Graphic, has expressed shock at the shooting to death of a three- year-old boy by a six-year-old colleague and said steps should be taken to prevent a repeat of the tragic incident. Full text...

  • Politics, sports hit the headlines in Cameroon
    26 april 2002 22:31:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Newspapers in Cameroon this week wrote about the 23 June parliamentary and local government elections, the first round French presidential ballot and CAF president's bid to be elected as head of FIFA. Full text...

  • French and Malian elections make headlines in Abidjan
    26 april 2002 19:03:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Last Sunday's first round of the French presidential election and this weekend's presidential ballot in Mali were widely commented by Ivorian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Arrest, flogging of rights lawyer inundate Liberian media
    26 april 2002 18:50:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The arrest and flogging in police custody of renowned human rights lawyer Tiawan Gongloe dominated the Liberian media during the week. Full text...

  • Pretoria's space tourist Shuttleworth in media spotlight
    25 april 2002 22:50:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African space tourist Mark Shuttleworth has been the main media focus this week. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper blames voter apathy for Le Pen's thrust
    25 april 2002 19:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has blamed French voter apathy for last Sunday's shock success of extreme rightist Jean-Marie Le Pen and reminded voters that "apathy has always been a friend of extremists. Full text...

  • French presidential ballot hits the headlines in Mali
    24 april 2002 22:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian papers this week have widely commented on the results of the first round of the French presidential election that propelled Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the National Front to challenge Jacques Chirac in the 5 May run-off. Full text...

  • Le Pen's emergence surprises Ivorian newspapers
    22 april 2002 19:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian papers Monday expressed surprise over the percentage point received Jean-Marie Le Pen, candidate of the National Front (French Far Right), propelling him to face Jacques Chirac in the second round of voting 5 May in France. Full text...

  • Zambian daily casts doubt on seriousness of DR Congo leaders
    20 april 2002 15:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The state-run Zambia Daily Mail has described the collapse of the Congolese peace talks in Sun City, South Africa as a sad development and has questioned the commitment of all the leaders in the DRC in restoring peace and democracy in that country. Full text...

  • Ghana papers comment on NEPAD, water management conference
    20 april 2002 15:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has called for the proper management of water bearing in mind that it is a finite resource. Full text...

  • Mali press comments on presidential election campaign
    20 april 2002 13:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian papers have devoted this week the main part of their comments and analyses to the campaign for the 28 April presidential election. Full text...

  • Renewed violence in Congo's Pool Region grabs headlines
    20 april 2002 12:39:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese dailies this week have dwelt on the fighting rife in the Pool region (south) of the country between the governmental troops and the Ninja militiamen led by Pastor Frederick Bitsangou alias Ntumi. Full text...

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