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  • Cotton crisis makes headlines in Benin
    16 november 2001 16:12:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Newspapers in Benin this week concentrated their editorials on the crisis in the national cotton industry with Echos du jour reporting that government has planned consultations with stakeholders on its future. Full text...

  • Brazzaville papers focus on Ivorian reconciliation
    16 november 2001 15:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire's national reconciliation forum, being held in Abidjan, made headlines in Congolese newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press urges African leaders to stop brain drain
    15 november 2001 10:09:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Depletion of Africa's intellectual and technical personnel to more lucrative geographic, economic or professional environments made headlines in the Tanzanian press this week as local academics met in Dar es Salaam to observe African University Day. Full text...

  • Radio Burundi criticises transitional government
    13 november 2001 15:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Two weeks since Burundi's Transitional Government was inaugurated, peace still eludes the central African country and the new authorities are accused of remaining passive to rebel attacks. Full text...

  • News of US plane crash dominates local newspapers
    13 november 2001 13:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Almost all Nigerian newspapers on Tuesday carried front page stories about Monday's plane crash in New York in which at least 255 persons were killed. Full text...

  • Forthcoming referendum dominates Congolese papers
    10 november 2001 11:23:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's constitutional referendum, due to take place towards the end of December, has been the main focus of newspaper comments this week. Full text...

  • Burkinabe papers focus on national insecurity
    09 november 2001 21:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- National insecurity, the 15th Tour of Burkina Faso and the crisis in Central African Republic were the focus of newspapers in Burkina Faso this week. Full text...

  • Reports on terrorists dominate Algerian press
    09 november 2001 16:26:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian newspapers this week focused on the arrest of terrorist suspects by the State security forces. Full text...

  • Kabila's Euro-American tour makes news
    09 november 2001 14:42:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Reports in the Kinshasa press were dominated this week by the outcome of DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's 10-day recent trip to Europe and the US. Full text...

  • Biya's 19 years in power, ONEL dominate editorials
    09 november 2001 14:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- President Paul Biya's 19th anniversary in power and the opposition Social Democratic Front's appeals against the National Observatory for the Elections (ONEL) are the main issues commented on this week by the Cameroonian press. Full text...

  • Papers herald resignation of disgraced minister
    09 november 2001 11:36:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The resignation of Trade and Industry minister Iddi Simba, believed implicated in a sugar trade scandal, stole the limelight of the country's media this week. Full text...

  • Blood diamonds attract press attention in Namibia
    09 november 2001 10:03:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The 'Namibian' this week featured the reaction of RUF rebels in Sierra Leone and South African diamond giant De Beers, to claims in the US that suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden's al Queda network had made millions of dollars trading in smuggled diamonds from the West African country. Full text...

  • Six South Africans gang-rape 9-month old baby
    09 november 2001 09:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The shocking gang rape of a nine-month old baby girl allegedly by six men from Upington made headlines across the South African press this week. Full text...

  • Accra papers call for dismissals over 25,000-dollar soccer "gift"
    08 november 2001 21:00:00
    ACCRA- Ghana (PANA) -- Several Ghanaian newspapers have called for the dismissal of Ghana's football administrators who received a 25,000-US dollar gift from Nigeria's River State Governor following the Black Stars 3-0 loss to Nigeria in their final World Cup qualifier. Full text...

  • Decline of coffee industry in Tanzania concerns press
    08 november 2001 19:55:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Concern over the declining coffee industry in Tanzania as millions of farmers have abandoned cultivation of the crop to engage in other business activities won the attention of the local press this week. Full text...

  • US reprisal attacks dominate Congolese papers
    03 november 2001 20:13:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese papers this week once again Comment on the US strikes on Afghanistan as a reprisal for the 11 September terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington. Full text...

  • Complaint against Eyadema dominates the news
    03 november 2001 19:56:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- A complaint lodged in the Belgian courts by certain opposition parties against President Eyadema for "infringement of human rights", and the relations between the European Union and Togo, dominated the press this week. Full text...

  • Newspapers criticise Spain for anti-Moroccan stance
    03 november 2001 19:21:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan newspapers this week lambasted the Spanish Government for its position vis-a-vis the North African kingdom, denouncing an anti-Moroccan campaign orchestrated by Spanish lobbies. Full text...

  • Release of Guei's aide, reconciliation forum in the news
    03 november 2001 18:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The release of General Robert Guei's aide-de-camp and his five companions arrested on 16 October for "breach of national order", and the fisticuffs at the national reconciliation forum are the key issues dwelt on by Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • CAMAIR's performance makes headlines
    03 november 2001 12:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian newspapers focused on the positive performance of national company Cameroon Airlines (CAMAIR), which has recovered from a slump and was now showing signs of better health with the purchase of a Boeing 747-300. Full text...

  • Split in opposition party dominates South Africa's media
    01 november 2001 17:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The split in South Africa's official opposition party, Democratic Alliance, caused an outpouring of opinion from political parties and the media this week. Full text...

  • Media pray for durability of Burundi's peace
    01 november 2001 12:38:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The inauguration of Burundi's three-year transitional government Thursday dominated headlines in the Tanzanian media that prayed for long-lasting peace in the troubled central African country of six million people. Full text...

  • Stop bullying weak nations
    26 october 2001 23:31:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- There is need for a new code of conduct in international relations, according to a private newspaper in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Kabylie unrest concerns Algerian newspapers
    26 october 2001 22:57:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The unrest in Kabylie and the saga of village committees are still making headlines in Algerian dailies. Full text...

  • Newspapers criticise Wade over anti-terrorism summit
    26 october 2001 22:28:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Newspapers in Cameroon this week vehemently criticised President Abdoulaye Wade for convening an African summit against terrorism in Dakar last week. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers assess Gbagbo's achievements
    26 october 2001 21:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian newspapers this week analysed the achievements of President Laurent Gbagbo after a year in power, as well the declarations by various actors at the ongoing national reconciliation forum. Full text...

  • Anthrax alert dominates Senegalese papers
    26 october 2001 20:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese papers this week widely commented about the 18 October anthrax alert launched at the president's mail sorting office to prevent any risk of contamination by anthrax germs. Full text...

  • Communal violence reports still dominate Nigerian media
    26 october 2001 16:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the second week running, the wave of bloody violence sweeping through parts of Nigeria has dominated the local media, with newspapers this week focusing on the age-long Tiv/Jukun-Fulani communal strife in the northern Benue and Taraba States. Full text...

  • Louder calls made for domestic affairs
    25 october 2001 23:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian newspapers this week focused on local issues without completely neglecting the ongoing military action against Afghanistan. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper says it is time for Africa to regain glory
    25 october 2001 22:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's leading circulation newspaper says the time has come for Africa to regain its glory, and this can only be done if the leaders show determination to demonstrate to the rest of the world that the continent can be taken seriously. Full text...

  • Afghan war prominent in Tanzanian papers
    25 october 2001 17:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A month after the terror attacks on American targets, the media in Tanzania has switched to the reprisal attacks on Afghanistan led by the United States. Full text...

  • Press echoes alertness against Anthrax threat
    25 october 2001 17:02:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The fear of anthrax that has gripped Tanzanians this week became a topical subject in the country's dailies as the Tanzania Posts Corporation (TPC) reported a pile-up of letters at its main office in Dar es Salaam. Full text...

  • South African media spotlights Jo'burg xenophobia
    25 october 2001 16:51:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The press in South Africa this week focussed on xenophobic attacks on Zimbabweans at the Zandspruit informal settlement after locals evicted them from the area and set their homes alight. Full text...

  • Anti-terrorism summit dominates Senegalese papers
    20 october 2001 11:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The dominant story in Senegalese papers this week was last Wednesday's summit in Dakar to discuss the African Pact against Terrorism. Full text...

  • Confusion at Addis Ababa meeting makes headlines
    19 october 2001 22:30:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Kinshasa-based newspapers this week focused on the confusion that characterised the opening of the Inter-Congolese dialogue in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa last Monday. Full text...

  • Bedie's return, arrest of army officer make headlines
    19 october 2001 20:56:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The return to Abidjan of former Ivorian president Henri Konan Bedie 22 months after the December 1999 coup that forced him into exile in France made news this week in Cote d'Ivoire, alongside the arrest of Captain Fabien Coulibaly, aide-de-camp to former junta leader Gen. Full text...

  • Cameroon's Security Council membership makes headlines
    19 october 2001 20:25:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon continues to celebrate its election on 8 October into the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Sectarian violence dominate newspapers
    19 october 2001 16:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In a major shift from the saturated coverage of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the US and its aftermath, Nigerian newspapers this week focused on the sectarian violence which hit Nigeria's northern city of Kano last weekend. Full text...

  • Namibian media focus domestic issues, anthrax fears
    19 october 2001 08:49:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's mainstream media this week diverted their attention to local issues despite the ongoing air strikes in Afghanistan by the American-led allied forces. Full text...

  • Axing of Cape Town Mayor dominates press coverage
    18 october 2001 22:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The axing of Cape Town Mayor Peter Marais by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Tony Leon and his refusal to go, caused a stir in the South African media this week with claims that the incident could result in the collapse of the alliance. Full text...

  • Press rallies behind national policy on HIV/AIDS
    18 october 2001 21:41:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania government's decision to establish a national policy on HIV/AIDS this week won support among the country's prominent newspapers, which said it was long overdue. Full text...

  • Papers denounce choice of new Nobel peace laureates
    13 october 2001 18:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Two Senegalese private papers harshly criticised the decision of the Norwegian Committee to jointly award the Nobel Peace Prize to the UN and its current secretary general, Kofi Annan. Full text...

  • Moroccan papers denounce 'Afghan genocide'
    13 october 2001 11:58:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Many Moroccan papers have expressed concern about the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, following the US-led military strikes which they describe as an "Afghan genocide". Full text...

  • South African media spotlight US-led strikes on Afghanistan
    13 october 2001 11:26:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- The media in South Africa, which has an ever-growing Muslim population, this week largely focussed on the US-led anti-terrorism attacks on Afghanistan. Full text...

  • Ghana media yet to wake up to Annan's Nobel Prize award
    13 october 2001 11:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian media is yet to wake up to the news of Kofi Annan, Ghanaian-born UN Secretary General, being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Full text...

  • RSF against Compaore's visit to France
    12 october 2001 21:44:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- President Blaise Compaore's visit to Paris and scepticism about national reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire were the focus of Burkina Faso newspapers this week. Full text...

  • US reprisal attacks dominate Nigerian newspapers
    12 october 2001 14:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers this week devoted huge space to the coverage of the US-led reprisal attacks on Afghanistan, whose ruling Taliban is harbouring the prime suspect in the 11 September terrorist mayhem in America. Full text...

  • Ghanaian newspaper high-scores Tony Blair in terror war
    11 october 2001 15:18:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- In the wake of the Anglo-American reprisals on Afghanistan following last month's terror attacks in New York and Washington, a Ghanaian newspaper has extolled British Premier Tony Blair as a great leader. Full text...

  • Press hails pact to end political hostilities
    11 october 2001 13:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Wednesday's accord to end political hostilities between Tanzania's ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and the opposition Civic United Front (CUF) has made a big hit on the country's media. Full text...

  • Libyan papers react to US attacks on Afghanistan
    08 october 2001 18:25:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- In their initial reaction to the launching of American strikes against Afghanistan, considered as "the first war of the third millennium", Libyan papers Monday unanimously observed that war will not end terrorism. Full text...

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