Press Review -
  • Death toll on South African roads rises above 750
    03 january 2002 19:59:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- Road accidents came under the spotlight in South African newspapers this week with reports that more than 750 people were killed in crashes since the beginning of December. Full text...

  • Press reflects on Tanzania's 2002 priorities
    03 january 2002 14:45:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In editorials drawing from last year's milestones, the press in Tanzania this week advanced what it considered priorities for the country's social and political agenda during 2002. Full text...

  • Zambian papers revisit controversial polls
    03 january 2002 14:19:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's three daily newspapers Thursday focused on the inauguration of Levy Mwanawasa as the country's new president following the controversial elections of 27 December. Full text...

  • Local press in disbelief as Benin loses bid for ECOWAS office
    29 december 2001 18:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The local press this week resonated with disbelief after Benin candidate Pr Albert Tevoedjre failed to be elected new executive secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the 25th summit of the sub regional concert, held 20-21 December in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Algerian dailies highlight the December 1991 elections
    29 december 2001 10:56:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian papers widely comment this week on the 10th anniversary of the abortive parliamentary elections of 26 December 1991 which the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) was poised to win. Full text...

  • Senghor, Air France-CAMAIR trial of strength hit headlines
    28 december 2001 22:34:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Former Senegalese president Leopold Sedar Senghor's death and the trial of strength opposing Air France and CAMAIR were the focus of Cameroonian papers this week. Full text...

  • Congolese newspapers take Lissouba to task
    28 december 2001 22:21:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese papers this week widely commented on the recent 'declarations of war' made 22 December by former president Pascal Lissouba on a foreign radio station. Full text...

  • Senghor's death echoes across Senegalese media landscape
    28 december 2001 21:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A week on, the death of Senegal's first president continues to occupy the front pages of local newspapers. Full text...

  • Minister's murder dominates Nigerian newspaper headlines
    28 december 2001 21:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the fifth day running, the assassination of Nigerian Justice Minister and Federal Attorney-General Bola Ige dominated local press headlines Friday. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers focus on Senghor, Christmas
    28 december 2001 19:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The death of the former Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor, Christmas and the murder of the Nigerian Justice minister Bola Ige were the main events featured by newspapers in Cote d'Ivoire this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers call for peace, love in troubled times
    28 december 2001 16:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian newspapers turned preachers of love and peace this week as Christians celebrated Christmas. Full text...

  • Libyan paper urges Muslims, Christians to foster love
    28 december 2001 09:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan independent daily, Al-Chams on Thursday claimed that "enemy forces" were bent on transforming "the love existing between Muslims and Christians into antagonism. Full text...

  • Zambian papers focus on elections in Christmas message
    25 december 2001 16:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two days to polling day in Zambia, several papers directed their Christmas message on the country's elections by urging voters to vote wisely on Thursday. Full text...

  • Justice Minister's Assassination Dominates Media
    25 december 2001 11:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Reflecting the overall mood of the nation, Sunday night's assassination of Nigeria's Justice Minister and Attorney-General Bola Ige dominates local newspapers Tuesday. Full text...

  • Papers critical of EU association pact with Algeria
    22 december 2001 12:47:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algiers-based newspapers on Friday amply concentrated on the association agreement which President Abdelaziz Bouteflika signed Wednesday with the European Union in Brussels. Full text...

  • Senegalese papers focus on Senghor's death
    22 december 2001 12:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- All newspapers in Senegal on Friday focussed on the former President of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor, who died in France on Thursday at the age of 95. Full text...

  • Papers say UN panel goofed in report on Tanzania
    21 december 2001 13:30:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A UN report inculpating Tanzania in the civil conflict in DR Congo and in the plunder of that country's natural resources called the shots across local newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers awash with death of Sedar Senghor
    21 december 2001 13:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Thursday's death of former Senegalese President Leopold Sedar Senghor dominated Nigerian newspapers Friday, with most of them making Senghor's demise front-page news. Full text...

  • Paper warns Kenya to steer clear of any attacks on Somalia
    21 december 2001 13:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A local paper has urged the Kenya government against allowing the use of its military bases and territory by the US and UK to attack neighbouring Somalia in the fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Kenyan paper rallies African support for Zimbabwe
    14 december 2001 12:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Times Friday commended African countries for supporting land reforms in Zimbabwe and urged regional bodies on the continent to always defend the interests of their constituent states on crucial issues. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers debate successes as nation marks anniversary
    14 december 2001 09:58:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Certain local media organs were of the view that there was nothing to celebrate as Tanzania Mainland marked its 40th anniversary of independence on 9 December. Full text...

  • Increase in child rape in South Africa dominates the headlines
    13 december 2001 16:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A gathering momentum of child rape in South Africa has captured the attention of the media and of a horrified public. Full text...

  • Ghanaian press hail Nobel laureate Annan
    13 december 2001 12:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian newspapers have lauded UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Nobel Peace Prize, saying he deserved it as he had devoted virtually all his working life to achieve the goals of the UN. Full text...

  • Congolese press focus postponement of referendum
    07 december 2001 22:35:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Newspapers in Congo this week commented on the postponement of a referendum on the new constitutional bill, initially scheduled in the second half of December. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers focus on Ouattara's address to forum delegates
    07 december 2001 21:42:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The focus of most Ivorian papers this week was on the recent address by the chairman of the opposition Rally of Republicans (RDR), Alassane Dramane Ouattara, at the ongoing National Reconciliation Forum. Full text...

  • Cameroon press focus municipal elections, 2002 World Cup
    07 december 2001 21:17:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The postponement of municipal elections and the draw of the 2002 world Cup tournament are the mainstay of comments in Cameroonian press this week. Full text...

  • Internal politics of ruling party makes Namibian headlines
    07 december 2001 07:40:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's ruling SWAPO party was at the centre of local press comments this week, with Prime Minister Hage Geingob calling the shots after he declined racing for the position of SWAPO vice-chairman when the office goes vacant in 2004. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press blames Israel for Mideast crisis
    06 december 2001 23:02:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The recent spate of hostilities between Palestinians and Israelis and the deadlock over an agreement reached between Tanzania's main political parties were important editorial concerns this week. Full text...

  • Reunion paper calls for solidarity with Palestine
    06 december 2001 22:11:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- In the wake of the unprecedented bloody raids in Palestinian territories, Reunion Communist Party newspaper, 'Témoignages' has denounced Israeli attacks on Palestinians. Full text...

  • South African press focuses on rape and murder
    06 december 2001 17:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The focus of the press in South Africa this week was on violent crime ranging from rape to murder. Full text...

  • Congolese newspapers comment on election process
    01 december 2001 19:42:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese newspapers this week focused on the country's electoral process, with Catholic weekly, La Semaine Africaine, stressing that after the turmoil of civil war, politics should not be practised on new bases void of hatred, vengeance, exclusion and arrogance. Full text...

  • Benin papers deplore the fresh outbreak of crime
    01 december 2001 18:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin papers this week deplored a new wave of crime in the capital, in the wake of allegations of child abductions. Full text...

  • Senegalese press echoes case of beleaguered MP
    01 december 2001 17:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – A libel suit against Seneg-alese MP and leader of the Alliance of Progressive Forces (AFP) Moustapha Niasse made headlines across the local press this week, with some accounts intimating the matter was close to an out-of-court settlement. Full text...

  • Libyan paper chides Moslem extremists
    30 november 2001 21:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan independent paper, Al-Chams, has suggested that Muslims around the world shun arms and prosecute a new form of Jihad, if they hope to hold their own in the current world order. Full text...

  • Papers highlight attack on election committee member
    30 november 2001 20:41:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The recent assault on National Independent Election Committee (CENI) member Andre Kuevi was widely commented by the Togolese press this week. Full text...

  • South African press takes Zimbabwean president to task
    29 november 2001 19:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- It has been a torrid week for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe who came under fire from all quarters in South Africa, including the media. Full text...

  • Namibian papers focus on Nujoma's plan to step down in 2004
    29 november 2001 16:22:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's mainstream media this week was dominated by President Sam Nujoma's envisaged retirement at the end of his third mandate in 2004. Full text...

  • Ghanaian newspaper cautions youths about AIDS
    29 november 2001 15:01:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has appealed to the National AIDS Commission and NGOs to step up their AIDS education campaign by focusing on the youth. Full text...

  • Papers surprised over cancellation of referendum in Mali
    24 november 2001 11:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The cancellation of the constitutional referendum, previously scheduled for 23 December in Mali, was the focus the Malian press this week. Full text...

  • Newspapers in Benin pinpoint crisis in Soglo's party
    23 november 2001 23:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Newspapers in Benin widely commented this week on the prevailing crisis in the biggest political party of the country, "Benin's Renaissance" (RB), led Nicephore Soglo. Full text...

  • South African press focuses on multibillion arms deal
    23 november 2001 22:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's multibillion rand arms acquisition deal came under the spotlight this week after three government agencies cleared the state of any wrong doing. Full text...

  • Threat to lift Niasse's immunity attracts Senegalese dailies
    23 november 2001 21:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese dailies this week widely commented widely on the request by the State prosecutor to lift the parliamentary immunity of former Prime Minister Mustapha Niasse, who now heads the opposition Alliance of Forces of Progress (AFP). Full text...

  • Togolese newspapers focus on forthcoming elections
    23 november 2001 19:38:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese newspapers this week directed most of their editorial towards the forthcoming general elections to be held on 10 March 2002. Full text...

  • Nigerian's winning of Miss World title dominates press reports
    23 november 2001 19:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In a rare deviation from political and economic news, Nigerian newspapers this week focused on the victory of 18-year-old Agbani Darego, who beat 93 other contestants to win the Miss World title at the beauty pageant in Sun City, South Africa, last weekend. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers urge government to put house in order
    23 november 2001 09:39:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Media commentaries and analyses in Tanzania this week registered serious concerns over the status of a thriving crop of English medium schools, dismissed by the Daily News as questionable. Full text...

  • Kenya cabinet reshuffle heightens debate on Moi's succession
    22 november 2001 14:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A cabinet shake-up Wednesday by President Daniel arap Moi heightened the debate on political succession in Kenya, with the media musing over who steps in after Moi steps out. Full text...

  • Referendum on Constitution makes headlines in Mali
    16 november 2001 21:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The referendum on Mali's revised constitution slated for 23 December was the focus of comments in Bamako newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Pay raise makes headlines in Senegal
    16 november 2001 21:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A government announcement of a salary increase and extension of the retirement age to 60 attracted wide attention across newspapers in Senegal this week. Full text...

  • Floods make headlines in Algeria
    16 november 2001 17:45:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Five days after the heavy rains which caused havoc in Algeria and left some 700 persons dead, Algiers newspapers continued to comment on the causes and consequences of the disaster. Full text...

  • Togolese press observes political situation
    16 november 2001 16:58:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The political situation in Togo, related to difficulties in holding early parliamentary elections, and the recent meeting between President Eyadema and opposition leaders, were the focus of comments by Lome newspapers this week. Full text...

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