Press Review -
  • Recalcitrant Generals' fate dominate Nigerian press
    05 october 2001 19:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The stern warning issued by the chairman of Nigeria's Human Rights Violation Investigation Commission to the country's former military rulers, following their failure to honour the panel's summons, dominated Nigerian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Malian papers focus 2002 general elections
    05 october 2001 17:50:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian newspapers this week concentrated their coverage on presidential and general elections due in 2002. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper calls for healthy lifestyles
    05 october 2001 07:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has expressed concern about the high rate of "preventable deaths" in the country and urged people to check their lifestyles. Full text...

  • Rand's slump sounds alarm bells
    04 october 2001 17:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The decline of the rand currency to new record lows against the dollar and pound over the last week has not escaped the attention of the South African media which has been almost unanimous in sounding alarm bells. Full text...

  • Tanzania urged to formulate housing policy
    04 october 2001 16:51:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania needs to prepare a detailed national policy to reduce the country's worsening housing crisis in urban and rural areas. Full text...

  • Burkinabe papers comment on Ivorian reconciliation forum
    28 september 2001 20:58:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Most newspapers in Burkina Faso this week analysed the significance of the visit to Ouagadougou by the chairman of the Ivorian reconciliation Forum to Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Togolese press sees disaster looming in US reaction to terrorism
    28 september 2001 20:13:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Preparations by the United States to retaliate for the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York and Washington moved the Togolese press this week to warn of the threatening danger of a Third World War. Full text...

  • Cameroonian paper comment on army appointments
    28 september 2001 20:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- As the emotion caused by the 11 September terror attacks in the US subsided, Cameroonian papers this week refocused their coverage to other internal affairs. Full text...

  • War on terrorism dominates the media
    28 september 2001 14:39:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The US-Afghanistan impasse continued to be cited in the Tanzanian press, apart from other subjects of interest, during the week. Full text...

  • Electioneering dominates Zambian media
    28 september 2001 11:16:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- On the spotlight in the Zambian press this week was the fall from grace of ex-minister Michael Sata and his defiant posturing. Full text...

  • Papers support tests for HIV before wedding
    27 september 2001 23:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The battle against HIV/AIDS in Tanzania this week took a new turn with the church spearheading a national campaign to make it obligatory for couples to undergo blood screening before marriage. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers gravitate towards reconciliation forum
    22 september 2001 16:12:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The announced list of delegates and tentative agenda of the upcoming national reconciliation forum in Côte d'Ivoire called the shots among Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Kinshasa papers revisit US terror attacks
    22 september 2001 15:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Newspapers in Kinshasa this week continued to comment last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. Full text...

  • US terror attacks make headlines in Brazzaville
    22 september 2001 15:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The dominant story in Congolese papers this week was again the terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in the United States, with comments focusing on the impending American retaliation against countries suspected of supporting terrorists. Full text...

  • Papers dwell on Toure's possible presidential run
    22 september 2001 14:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Former President Amadou Toumani Toure's (aka ATT) announcement to retire from the army continues to be the focus of the Malian press this week. Full text...

  • Papers focus on the last mission of facilitators
    22 september 2001 13:30:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The last mission undertaken in Lome Sunday by the college of facilitators in the inter-Togolese talks (set up by France, Germany, European Union and the International Francophonie Organisation) was the focus of Togolese papers this week. Full text...

  • US attacks still in the headlines
    22 september 2001 12:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The anti-US attacks perpetuated last week in New York and Washington still dominate Moroccan papers this week, which have also commented on King Mohammed VI's nomination of a new interior minister. Full text...

  • Violent attacks in the US still in banner headlines
    21 september 2001 22:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The unprecedented terrorist attacks of 11 September in the USA are still making the headlines in the Senegalese press. Full text...

  • Papers analyse repercussions of US terror attacks
    21 september 2001 21:44:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The press in Cameroon this week focused on last week's terrorist attacks in the US, speculating on the aftermath, particularly retribution as well repercussions on the world economy. Full text...

  • Ghana press calls on US for caution in terrorist attacks
    21 september 2001 21:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian newspapers this week continued to express outrage at the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington but appealed to the US government to exercise restraint in its efforts to strike back at the terrorists. Full text...

  • Terrorism in the Namibian press this week
    21 september 2001 21:03:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's mainstream media (newspapers, radio and television) this week continued to highlight the effects of last week's terrorist attacks on the Pentagon in Washington and the World Trade Centre in New York. Full text...

  • Reports on US attacks still dominate Nigerian newspapers
    21 september 2001 19:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- News of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the US and their aftermath dominated Nigerian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • US terrorist attack still major news in South Africa
    21 september 2001 13:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- For the second week running, South African newspapers focus on the terrorist attack on the US and America's imminent retaliation. Full text...

  • Kenyans not prepared to fight illicit drugs
    20 september 2001 15:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- According to the 'People' daily, the co-ordinator of Kenya's National Agency for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA), Joseph Kaguthi, was right to say "the fight is futile unless we comprehend the magnitude of the (drug) problem". Full text...

  • Papers salute ex-OAU boss, urge US to act logically
    20 september 2001 08:19:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian media organs the week paid glowing tribute to the former Organisation of African Unity secretary-general, Salim Ahmed Salim, for a job well done after a 12-year mandate at the helm of the continental body. Full text...

  • Senegalese papers shocked by terrorist action in US
    14 september 2001 22:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese dailies used screaming words to describe the suicide attacks on New York and Washington, the main US cities this week. Full text...

  • Weekly Cautions U.S. Against Hurried Action
    14 september 2001 21:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Perpetrators of this week's terrorist attacks against the United States must be punished, but such action should not be taken hurriedly, says a Malian weekly 'Le Continent'. Full text...

  • US terrorist attacks grab headlines in Benin
    14 september 2001 19:57:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Newspapers in Benin this week commented about last Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, which killed thousands of people and injured many others. Full text...

  • Bush's arrogance blamed for attacks against USA
    14 september 2001 17:23:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The violent attacks of the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in the US have grabbed the headlines in the Cameroon press this week. Full text...

  • Terrorist attacks in US make headlines
    14 september 2001 14:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The terrorist attacks perpetrated in the US Tuesday against the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, are the main focus of the Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Attack on US dominates South African media
    13 september 2001 21:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Tuesday's terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington completely dominated South African media this week. Full text...

  • Papers sympathise with US but call for moderation
    13 september 2001 20:56:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian dailies this week unanimously condemned Tuesday's devastating terrorist attacks against strategic US targets and called for a drastic international response against the culprits. Full text...

  • US terror attacks eclipse other news in South Africa
    13 september 2001 18:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- No single event in history has dominated media coverage in South Africa as much as this week's massive terrorist attacks on the financial and political capitals of the United States. Full text...

  • Attacks on US dominate Nigerian newspapers
    12 september 2001 10:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- News of Tuesday's suspected terrorist attacks on the US dominated Nigerian newspapers Wednesday, with most reporting the events on their front pages and snowballing into several inside pages. Full text...

  • Zambian press condemns terrorist attacks on US
    12 september 2001 09:14:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The government-owned Zambia Daily Mail Wednesday condemned the attack on the Pentagon, State Department and World Trade Centre in the United States, saying that civilised humanity may never find the words to condemn the horrendous crime against humanity. Full text...

  • Racism Conference dominates Malian press
    08 september 2001 00:01:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The proceedings at Durban World Conference Against Racism Durban dominated press reports in Mali this week. Full text...

  • Rosine Soglo's removal from party makes headlines
    07 september 2001 23:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin press widely commented this week on the removal of Rosine Soglo, wife of the former head of state, Nicephore Soglo (1991-1996), from being the head of her political party, Benin's Renaissance (RB), by some of her fellow members. Full text...

  • Burkinabe press focus on Durban conference
    07 september 2001 23:30:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Durban conference on racism, the local extraordinary conference of the African Party for Independence (PAI) and insecurity in Ouagadougou central market were main topics the press in Burkina Faso featured this week. Full text...

  • Papers focus on Durban and Seydou Diarra's Paris trip
    07 september 2001 22:42:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The World Conference against racism in Durban, South Africa, the trip to Paris of the president of the national reconciliation forum, Seydou Diarra, to meet former President Henri Konan Bédié and the Rally of Republicans' (RDR) leader Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO), as well as the case involving the Senegalese fashion designer, Oumou Sy, are the main focus of Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper urges West to apologise for slave trade
    07 september 2001 13:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest selling newspaper has thrown its weight behind calls for the West to apologise for the slave trade and pay reparations. Full text...

  • Namibia's press discussed reparations this week
    06 september 2001 22:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Dominating the local press in Namibia this week are various issues of national concern - from reparations for the Herero tribe to ex-freedom fighters threatening to march 800 km on foot over jobs. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers want racism conference to create global harmony
    06 september 2001 20:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Newspapers in Kenya have called on the conference on racism which winds up in Durban, South Africa, Friday to come up with decisions that would create global harmony rather than widen the gap between nations and peoples. Full text...

  • Press condemns dictatorship of all forms
    06 september 2001 19:00:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Israel and the USA continued to take quite a drubbing from the Tanzanian press this week after the two allies pulled out of the UN conference on racism in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • South African media focus on racism conference
    06 september 2001 10:22:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has drawn rich praise from around the world over the past week for the manner in which it has hosted the World Conference Against Racism. Full text...

  • Kenyan paper chides West for trivialising Durban conference
    02 september 2001 13:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper has called on the leaders of poor countries to draw a lesson from the attitude of rich countries toward the ongoing conference on racism in Durban and pull together to protect their interests. Full text...

  • Newspapers spotlight Kofi Annan, Gaborone talks on DRC
    01 september 2001 19:33:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN secretary general Kofi Annan's Saturday visit to Kinshasa and the success of preparatory talks ahead of the Inter-Congolese dialogue were the mainstay of newspapers in Kinshasa this week. Full text...

  • Newspapers remember women's revolt against Sekou Toure
    31 august 2001 22:29:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Newspapers in Guinea this week concentrated editorial comments on the 24th anniversary of Guinean women's revolt against the economic police of late President Sekou Toure, celebrated 27 August in Conakry. Full text...

  • Dailies focus on abortive trip by 100 Libya-bound models
    31 august 2001 20:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The dominant story in Senegalese papers this week was the aborted trip of about 100 models who were supposed to leave for Tripoli Tuesday, supposedly to participate in the 32nd anniversary of the Libyan revolution. Full text...

  • Road tragedy, political intrigue dominate press reports
    31 august 2001 19:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Reports of more road carnage and allegation of a planned assassination plot by a top lawmaker dominated Nigerian press this week. Full text...

  • Postponed reconciliation forum hits headlines
    31 august 2001 17:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The latest postponement of the national reconciliation forum in Cote d'Ivoire and the defeat of ASEC Mimosas by Petro Athletic of Angola during the second round of the Champion's League hit the headlines in the Ivorian press this week. Full text...

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