Press Review -
  • 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...

  • Chiluba sees red as dragnet closes in on cronies
    16 february 2002 20:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Zambian president, Frederick Chiluba, has complained bitterly to Levy Mwanawasa, his successor, over what he sees as a campaign targeting him and his cronies. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Political Activities Cross Over To Botswana
    16 february 2002 13:25:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- As political tension rises in Zimbabwe ahead of the presidential election, members of the main opposition and the ruling parties are reportedly crossing to Botswana to solicit votes from Zimbabweans resident in Francistown. Full text...

  • Togolese papers focus on reaction to electoral law amendment
    16 february 2002 10:26:00
    Lomé- Togo (PANA) -- Compared to the Togolese pro-government newspapers, the pro-opposition press this week highlights amendments to the electoral code as well as reactions of the international community. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers want end to Muslim conflicts
    15 february 2002 18:48:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian newspapers this week added their voices to calls for a lasting solution to intermittent fighting between rival Muslim groups at the infamous Mwembechai mosque in Dar es Salaam. Full text...

  • Malian press comment widely on 23rd CAN final match
    11 february 2002 21:39:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian newspapers on Monday widely commented about Sunday's 23rd African Cup of Nations (CAN) final match won by Cameroon's "Indomitable Lions". Full text...

  • CAN elimination of Stallions make Burkinabe headlines
    09 february 2002 12:40:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The elimination from the Cup of Nations finals of the Stallions of Burkina Faso was the main focus of Burkinabe papers this week. Full text...

  • South Africa's CAN ouster, Zimbabwe crisis make headlines
    08 february 2002 23:36:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Joyous reports on Bafana's emphatic 3-1 over Morocco to qualify for the CAN 2002 quarterfinals turned into irate calls for coach Carlos Queiroz to resign after the South Africans' unexpected 0-2 defeat from host nation Mali last Sunday. Full text...

  • Malian papers laud national team
    08 february 2002 23:14:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian newspapers were Friday awash with commentaries on the semi-final Cup of Nations match, which the country lost to defending champions Cameroon 0-3 Thursday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian papers see country winning Cup of Nations
    08 february 2002 21:51:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- "The Merciless Lions are in Final," read one of the headlines as Cameroonian papers contemplated Sunday's final with Senegal at the ongoing Cup of Nations tournament in Mali. Full text...

  • Tanzanian editorials commend ruling party
    08 february 2002 07:54:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian analysts were united this week in the assessment that, to a certain degree, the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) deserved praise as it marked 25 years of its existence. Full text...

  • Soccer, Blair dominate Ghana editorials
    07 february 2002 12:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's early exit from the African Cup of Nations in Mali dominated Ghanaian newspapers during the week but the visit of British Prime Minster Tony Blair also found space in th editorial columns. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies salute Cameroon's qualification
    05 february 2002 19:14:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian newspapers were Tuesday all praises for defending champions Cameroon following their qualification for the semi-finals of the ongoing Cup of Nations tournament in Mali, after they beat Egypt 1-0 on Monday. Full text...

  • Malian papers hail victory of the Eagles
    04 february 2002 20:21:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Local newspapers Monday hailed the 2-0 victory of the Malian national football team, the Eagles, over South Africa's Bafana Bafana in their quarterfinals match Sunday at the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Mali. Full text...

  • Tanzania govt not meeting people's expectations
    02 february 2002 10:50:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- While good governance in Tanzania may mean accountability in revenue collections and expenditure, the government has failed to meet public expectations, a private daily says in one of its editorials this week. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso's ouster from CAN dominates headlines
    01 february 2002 19:44:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso national soccer team's ouster from the African Cup of Nations finals, the forthcoming legislative elections and the ongoing upheavals at the university stole the limelight in most of the country's papers. Full text...

  • CAN 2002 and police strike make headlines in Cote d'Ivoire
    01 february 2002 17:18:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The elimination of the Ivorian national football team from the ongoing Cup of Nations finals in Mali, coupled with a police strike and the explosion of an ammunitions dump in Nigeria were the focus of the press in Cote d'Ivoire this week. Full text...

  • CAN 2002 dominates Senegalese press coverage
    01 february 2002 16:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese papers have focussed attention on the Cup of Nations finals since the competition kicked off in Mali two weeks ago, carrying detailed analyses of the national team's performance, including their chances of winning the coveted trophy. Full text...

  • Nigerian media blame deadly explosions on carelessness
    30 january 2002 10:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Though various probes have been launched into the cause of Sunday night's explosion at the ammunition dump in Lagos, local newspapers have blamed the deadly blast on carelessness on the part of appropriate authorities. Full text...

  • Botswana court rejects presidential decree on squatters
    26 january 2002 21:08:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A long running dispute between the Botswana government and squatters on government land was widely echoed by the press in Botswana this week, for the second month running. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's political woes dominate South African media
    25 january 2002 21:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The worsening political crisis in Zimbabwe dominated the South African media this week with reports of escalating violence and looming food shortages. Full text...

  • Abidjan papers focus meeting of political leader, CAN 2002
    25 january 2002 21:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Newspapers this week concentrated on the meeting of Cote d'Ivoire four major political leaders in Yamoussoukro, the African Cup of Nations tournament in Mali and the Nyiragongo volcano eruption in Goma, DR Congo. Full text...

  • Dakar papers cautious over Senegal's fate at CAN 2002
    25 january 2002 20:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese newspapers this week expressed cautious optimism following the national football team's 1-0 win over Egypt in their opening Group D match of the 23rd African Cup of Nations being hosted by Mali. Full text...

  • Local press laments Tanzania's absence at Nations Cup finals
    25 january 2002 19:32:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The local press this week picked on Tanzania's absence in international football, as the country once again stands by to watch the 2002 Cup of Nations finals currently underway in Mali. Full text...

  • CAN 2002 dominates Ghana newspapers
    25 january 2002 16:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ongoing games of CAN 2002 dominated Ghanaian newspapers during the week, with several of them commenting on the trouble in the camp of the national team, Black Stars, that led to the expulsion of Samuel Osei Kuffuor. Full text...

  • Rosine Soglo's re-election makes headlines
    25 january 2002 11:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Rosine Soglo's re-election as chairperson of the opposition Benin Renaissance party and the failure to adopt the 2002 national budget were major topics in the country's newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Kidnapping of MP's grandson dominates Botswana press
    24 january 2002 21:21:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The kidnapping last week and subsequent demand of a 200,000-dollar ransom for the release of the grandson of MP and millionaire Satar Dada, continued to dominate press reports in Botswana this week. Full text...

  • Togolese papers discuss visit by political facilitators
    18 january 2002 19:03:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Media organs in Lome this week directed their attention on the recent mission by facilitators of the inter- Togolese talks and the 35th anniversary of President Gnassingbe Eyadema rule. Full text...

  • Suspension of workers strike dominates press reports in Nigeria
    18 january 2002 12:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Reports about the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) suspending a nation-wide workers' strike dominated Friday's news accounts across the country, capping a week in which the local press devoted plenty of space to the union's grouse with the government over a recent hike in fuel prices. Full text...

  • Increase in repo rate alarms South African press
    18 january 2002 09:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- This week's decision by the South African Reserve Bank to increase its repo rate by one percent prompted leading banks to do the same, triggering the ringing of alarm bells across the local press. Full text...

  • Papers wish Ghana's soccer team well in African Cup
    17 january 2002 20:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian newspapers have wished their national soccer team, the Black Stars, good luck in the African Cup of Nations finals which start Saturday in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers urge Mugabe to exercise fair play in elections
    17 january 2002 15:35:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe this week made headlines in the Tanzanian media as leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met in Malawi for a special summit. Full text...

  • Newspapers take issue with SADC's soft stance on Zimbabwe
    17 january 2002 15:21:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Two private newspapers in Zimbabwe Thursday launched scathing attacks on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and South African President Thabo Mbeki for going soft on President Robert Mugabe's government. Full text...

  • Enron saga exposes American hypocrisy on corruption
    13 january 2002 20:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Third World countries, including Kenya, who are regular recipients of Western tutorials on corruption are watching with keen interest the ongoing scandal in Enron, the Texas-based energy company that has gone bankrupt. Full text...

  • Kenyan paper wants Mugabe to mend his ways
    12 january 2002 15:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's privately owned Nation newspaper has appealed to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to mend his ways to avoid plunging his country into more difficult times. Full text...

  • Ghana main newspaper hopes for more positive results
    12 january 2002 13:25:00
    ACCRA- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest newspaper, the state-owned Daily Graphic, has expressed the hope that 2002 would see more positive results in the country. Full text...

  • Crime tops media reports in Tanzania
    12 january 2002 13:13:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Reports on crime have dominated the media this week, with The Guardian reporting about clashes in two areas of the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania. Full text...

  • Depreciating rand gets South African media's attention
    11 january 2002 23:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The inexplicable depreciation of the rand against major world currencies and the subsequent announcement that President Thabo Mbeki was launching an inquiry into the matter, received wide media attention in South Africa. Full text...

  • South Africa dismayed by Zimbabwe army chief's remarks (repeat)
    11 january 2002 22:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has expressed public dismay at comments by the Zimbabwe defence forces chief that he would not support a presidential candidate who did not fight in the war of liberation. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean papers comment on planned war crimes court
    11 january 2002 20:27:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Press reports in Sierra Leone this week focused on a UN mission currently in the country to discuss modalities for a special court to try war criminals. Full text...

  • Governance dominates Zambian media after elections
    11 january 2002 14:14:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian daily and weekly newspapers were on Friday carried numerous stories on how the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) is negotiating its way through a hostile political landscape after the controversial elections of 27 December 2001. Full text...

  • South Africa dismayed by Zimabwe army chief's remarks
    11 january 2002 13:30:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has expressed public dismay at comments by the Zimbabwe defence forces chief that he would not support a presidential candidate who did not fight in the war of liberation. Full text...

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