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  • Algeria presses on Bouteflika's decisions over Kabylie
    17 march 2002 14:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian newspapers this week focus on decisions announced Tuesday by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika over Kabylie, notably the recognition of Amazigh, the Berber language, as a national language. Full text...

  • Libyan newspapers criticise Lockerbie verdict
    16 march 2002 17:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan papers unanimously criticised the decision by the Scottish court at Camp Zeist to reject an appeal by Libyan Abdel-Basset Al-Megrahi and uphold a lower court decision sentencing him to life imprisonment. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers split over Zimbabwe polls
    16 march 2002 16:48:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian papers are at odds in the aftermath of Zimbabwe's hotly contested presidential polls that reinstated President Robert Mugabe, in office since 1980, for another six-year term. Full text...

  • Burkinabe newspaper decry anti-Mugabe campaign
    16 march 2002 13:23:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The presidential election in Zimbabwe, the launch of activities by the Solidarity Fund for Literacy and Non-formal Education, as well as the situation of children in the world, were the major focus of comments by Burkinabe newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Cameroonian papers on reorganisation of ruling party
    15 march 2002 22:01:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The reorganisation of the central structures of the ruling RDPC, the probable candidacy of Issa Hayatou for FIFA's presidency, and the border dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria were the preoccupation of newspapers in Cameroon this week. Full text...

  • Botswana minister claims tourists trading in Bushmen porn
    15 march 2002 18:56:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's Minister of Trade, Industry, Wildlife and Tourism, Pelonomi Venson has told parliament that tourists to Kalagadi game reserve filmed Bushmen in the nude and posted the images on the Internet. Full text...

  • US Papers X-ray Zimbabwe Elections
    15 march 2002 18:27:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's just-concluded presidential elections remained prominent on the foreign pages of leading US newspapers Friday, with The New York Times describing the poll in an editorial as "an ugly travesty. Full text...

  • Zambian press commends Mugabe for his re-election
    15 march 2002 13:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Times of Zambia Friday commended Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe for being elected to another term of office, saying that his re-election is a great conquest, not only for the self determined Zimbabweans, but for all Africans. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper calls for calm after by-election
    15 march 2002 12:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian newspapers during the week have been dominated by reports of a crucial by-election held on Thursday, which was won by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). Full text...

  • FPI's congress, ATT's candidacy on front pages
    15 march 2002 11:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) party's resumption of political activities and Amadou Toumani Toure's (ATT) declaration of his candidacy in Mali's presidential elections are the main themes dwelt on by Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • South African press expresses outrage over Zimbabwe election
    15 march 2002 11:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Rarely has a presidential election caused such a media frenzy in South Africa than this week's poll in Zimbabwe which has seen Robert Mugabe re-elected for a fifth term as his country's president. Full text...

  • Death of former president makes headlines in Benin
    14 march 2002 16:17:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin newspapers this week focused on the death on 8 March of former president Justin Tometin Ahomadegbe, with L'Informateur noting he was the last survivor of Benin's pre-Revolution triumvirate. Full text...

  • Private Zimbabwe newspapers say Mugabe's victory spells doom
    14 march 2002 14:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's private newspapers Thursday described Robert Mugabe's presidential election triumph as a tragedy for the country, and accused the veteran leader of stealing victory from his main rival, Morgan Tsvangirai. Full text...

  • Egyptian papers highlight Mubarak/Cheney discussions
    14 march 2002 13:26:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The main story featured Thursday by most Egyptian dailies highlights President Hosni Mubarak's talks in Cairo with US Vice-President Dick Cheney and a joint press conference they granted on Wednesday at the Sharm El-Sheikh tourist resort on the Red Sea. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe presidential election dominates British press
    13 march 2002 15:07:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The widely publicised presidential election in Zimbabwe continues to dominate the British press with attention focused on the outcome. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers rally behind Africa
    09 march 2002 16:21:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian papers reverberated with pan-African solidarity this week, lashing out at some members of the Commonwealth over the political palaver between Zimbabwe and several western countries. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers close ranks with Africa
    09 march 2002 15:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian papers have shown a keen sense of pan-African patriotism this week when they lashed out at some Commonwealth members, in an attempt to quench "Western arrogance" against Zimbabwe and the African continent. Full text...

  • No kind words for Mugabe in the British press
    09 march 2002 15:06:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The British press Saturday gave the widest coverage so far on the political events in Zimbabwe, but none of the papers had a kind word for incumbent President Robert Mugabe on the first day of the presidential election. Full text...

  • Mali's former military leader hits the headlines
    08 march 2002 23:27:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian newspapers this week mainly focus their comments on the rally set for Sunday of former Malian leader Amadou Toumani Toure (ATT) in Sikasso, southern Mali. Full text...

  • Senegalese papers focus on local council electioneering
    08 march 2002 23:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Negotiations between political parties in view of local council elections coming 12 May were the main focus of the press in Senegal this week. Full text...

  • Congo's presidential election under media spotlight
    08 march 2002 20:34:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese papers this week widely comment about Sunday's presidential election, considered as the second test of the democratic process after the referendum on a new draft constitution some months ago. Full text...

  • Ivorian press highlights Judges' protest, French election
    08 march 2002 20:14:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A protest march by Ivorian judges was, along with campaigns ahead of the April-May presidential election in France, the main focus of Ivorian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Wrangle deepens within Zambia's ruling party
    08 march 2002 19:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The chasm between former Zambian president Frederick Chiluba and his successor Levy Mwanawasa widened Friday with the suspension of ruling Movement for Multi- Party Democracy deputy national secretary Mbita Chitala. Full text...

  • Papers accuse Botswana govt of victimising bushmen
    08 march 2002 16:09:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Sections of the Botswana media this week joined their Western counterparts who have consistently accused the government in Gaborone of vitimising the Basarwa. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Withdrawal from IMF Programme Dominates Newspapers
    08 march 2002 14:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's unexpected withdrawal from an informal economic monitoring programme of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the reactions from the fund and the public dominated local newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Papers highlight Egypt, US relations
    08 march 2002 13:52:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian editors Friday dwelled on President Hosni Mubarak's recent visit to Washington which ended Tuesday, describing it as "successful. Full text...

  • Ghana's independence, Middle East dominate press
    08 march 2002 12:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's independence anniversary on 6 March and the bloody Middle East conflict provided opinion writers in Ghanaian newspapers with a lot of material this week. Full text...

  • Mauritanian papers direct attention on senatorial polls
    08 march 2002 11:50:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Several Mauritanian newspapers this week directed their attention toward the forthcoming senatorial elections, slavery, the health condition of a detained opposition leader and the forthcoming visit by Malian President, Alpha Oumar Konare. Full text...

  • Namibian media focuses on Zimbabwe polls, Commonwealth
    08 march 2002 10:46:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's controversial presidential elections, the recent Commonwealth summit in Australia and renewed fighting in Angola following the death of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi dominated Namibia's media landscape this past week. Full text...

  • Govt compromises with trade unions in Benin
    08 march 2002 08:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Newspapers in Benin widely commented this week on the agreement reached last Wednesday between the government and the trade union confederation after two months of protest. Full text...

  • Togolese papers dwell on parliamentary elections
    08 march 2002 08:06:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese newspapers this week concentrated editorial comments on the postponement of parliamentary elections in the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe elections under media spotlight in South Africa
    07 march 2002 18:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa deployed troops along its border with Zimbabwe as the local press was awash with reports that increasing numbers of refugees were fleeing political turmoil in the run up to that country's presidential election slated for 9 and 10 March. Full text...

  • British Press highlight attack on Blair by Zimbabwean Minister
    04 march 2002 13:39:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The British press has widely reported on attacks on Prime Minister Tony Blair by Zimbabwean Information Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo, who accused him of 'racism'. Full text...

  • Benin's dailies caution striking workers
    01 march 2002 23:13:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Striking public service employees in Benin should realise that the State has no means to fulfil all their demands, a local daily, Fraternité, says in its Friday column. Full text...

  • Algeria supports UN peace plan for Western Sahara
    01 march 2002 20:23:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian President Bouteflika's visit this week to camps of refugees from Western Sahara has confirmed Algeria's support to the UN peace plan for the former Spanish colony, according to Liberte newspaper. Full text...

  • Burkinabe papers concentrate on Savimbi, Madagascar
    01 march 2002 19:16:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Newspapers in Ouagadougou this week concentrated editorial comments on the political statement in Madagascar and the death of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi. Full text...

  • S. African media says Savimbi's death presents peace prospects
    01 march 2002 17:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- There is a general consensus within the South African media during the week that the death of Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi could result in a breakthrough in the conflict in that country. Full text...

  • No tears in Tanzanian press over Savimbi's death
    01 march 2002 16:50:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- There were no kind words in Tanzania's papers this week for veteran rebel UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi who, at 67, was hewn down last week in fighting with Angolan government forces. Full text...

  • Cameroonian papers focus on Bakassi dispute
    01 march 2002 15:07:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on the border dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria was the focus of comments by the Cameroonian press this week. Full text...

  • No tears for Savimbi in Tanzania's press
    01 march 2002 13:34:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- There was neither remorse nor kind words in Tanzania's papers this week for the veteran Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, killed by government troops last week. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers highlight security problem
    01 march 2002 11:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The assassination of Kenya's Deputy Police Commissioner, Njiru Kyanda, dominated coverage this week by the local press, which sees the targeting of police officers by bandits as a sign of worsening crime situation in the country. Full text...

  • Reported killing of Savimbi gets big play in Nigerian press
    23 february 2002 14:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The reported killing of Jonas Savimbi, Angola's long-time leader of rebel group UNITA, got some attention in Nigerian newspapers on Saturday. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers condemn citizenship refusal to pressman
    23 february 2002 11:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Tanzanian press this week has been alarmed after the government turned down an application for naturalisation by a veteran journalist and publisher, Jenerali Ulimwengu, who was stripped of his citizenship for dubious reasons. Full text...

  • Togolese papers comment on football team coach's dismissal
    22 february 2002 23:29:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Togolese press is awash with comments on the dismissal for poor performance of the country's national football team's coach, Tchanile Bana, after Togo's dismal performance during the CAN 2002 in Mali. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies highlight resolutions from leaders' meeting
    22 february 2002 23:17:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian press this week highlighted resolutions from a meeting of the country's four main political figures 22-23 January in Yamoussoukro, the resignation of the head of the Ivorian Football Association (FIF) and the situation in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Senegalese press echo turmoil in ruling alliance
    22 february 2002 22:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The dispute among political parties in the ruling alliance, dubbed CAP 21, made headlines in the Senegalese press this week. Full text...

  • Erstwhile Zambian leader linked to Meridien Bank closure
    22 february 2002 21:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Zambian president Frederick Chiluba was this week back on the media spotlight in connection with the closure of Meridien BIAO Bank eight years ago. Full text...

  • Namibia media feature sanctions against Mugabe
    22 february 2002 10:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The mainstream Namibian media this week featured EU sanctions against the regime in Zimbabwe and the opening of Parliament in Windhoek. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's political woes occupy South African press
    22 february 2002 08:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African press this week widely reported Zimbabwe's troubles with the EU, foreign and local journalists, political violence and election observers. Full text...

  • Cameroon's CAN victory makes headlines in Congo
    16 february 2002 21:27:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Newspapers in Congo this week concentrated comments on the victory of Cameroon's Indomitable Lions over Senegal's Lions at the African Cup of Nations tournament held in Mali. Full text...

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