Press Review -
  • 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...

  • Prevention is better than cure, press reminds govt
    31 august 2001 13:54:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- What appears to be an escalating wave of religious fanaticism in Tanzania has been the major occupation of local press this week. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers pay tribute to Mbeki, fault US
    31 august 2001 09:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper Friday paid glowing tribute to the late South African freedom fighter, Govan Mbeki, saying his demise puts a end to a period of principled leadership in Africa. Full text...

  • Media keen on run-up to World Conference Against Racism
    30 august 2001 20:24:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- The World Conference Against Racism captured media attention in South Africa this week with the spotlight beaming mainly on the US over its unmoving stance on Israel. Full text...

  • Press advises Milingo to follow normal divorce procedure
    28 august 2001 16:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The State-run Zambia Daily Mail Tuesday took exception to the abrupt renunciation of the marriage between controversial archbishop Emmanuel Milingo (Zambian), who broke his celibacy vows last May, and Korean doctor Maria Sung. Full text...

  • Press comments on doubts surrounding Togo's elections
    25 august 2001 19:09:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Uncertainties in the build up to Togo's early parliamentary elections called for 14-28 October were widely highlighted by the press this week. Full text...

  • Sports in the headlines this week
    25 august 2001 11:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkina Faso press this week is full of football fever prompted by the 15th Cup of Faso and a five-nation tourney of female teams from six West African countries in Ougadougou. Full text...

  • Press sets new focus on crime, AIDS
    24 august 2001 20:01:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The current scale of crime and AIDS and the reassuring propensity of some African leaders to steer the continent to a better tomorrow are the issues that appear of long-term import to the Tanzanian media this week. Full text...

  • OPC leader's arrest dominates press reports
    24 august 2001 19:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Expectedly, the arrest of Ganiyu Adams, leader of the militant faction of the Yoruba nationalist group Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), by the Nigeria police dominated press reports in the country this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press urges trial of Angola's UNITA leader
    24 august 2001 14:40:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's press has rallied behind a call by President Benjamin Mkapa for putting Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi on trial for crimes against humanity. Full text...

  • Zambian newspapers focus on Chiluba's successor
    24 august 2001 09:31:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- All the three Zambian daily newspapers on Friday wrote about the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy's presidential candidate, Levy Mwanawasa, noting that his nomination ended months of guessing as to who would succeed President Frederick Chiluba. Full text...

  • Tanzanian media worried by rising crime and AIDS
    24 august 2001 07:54:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Rising crime and cases of AIDS as well as initiatives by some African leaders to steer the continent to a better future were the main issues discussed by the Tanzanian media this week. Full text...

  • Botswana denies wooing white Zimbabwean farmers
    23 august 2001 21:51:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Local press reports in Botswana were this week awash with a denial by the authorities in Gaborone that the country was wooing white farmers in Zimbabwe, who are presently at odds with the seizure and redistribution of their farmland. Full text...

  • Namibia: things reported here and there
    23 august 2001 20:40:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A two-day state visit by DR Congo president Joseph Kabila called the shots in this week's press coverage in Namibia, alongside the collective sacking of the board the country's transport company, TransNamib. Full text...

  • Kenyan authorities worry as doctors bail out
    23 august 2001 19:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is losing on average 20 medical doctors each month to better jobs abroad, local dailies reported this week. Full text...

  • African masses should champion unification of continent
    23 august 2001 15:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest newspaper has said declarations of intent by African leaders to see the newborn African Union succeed were not enough and urged the masses to push forward for continental union. Full text...

  • South Africa mourns the death of Donald Woods
    23 august 2001 10:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Not surprisingly, South African newspapers gave columns of space this week to grieve the death of one of their own -- Donald Woods, the controversial journalist and leading anti-apartheid activist who died last Sunday. Full text...

  • Press headline athletic heroine, Casamance peace process
    17 august 2001 22:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's enthusiastic welcome for the world 400m champion, Amy Mbacke Thiam, on Thursday and the consequences of recent changes in the leadership of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) were the concentration of newspapers in Dakar this week. Full text...

  • Press focus national reconciliation, Air Afrique's woes
    17 august 2001 20:07:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo's invitation to former Presidents Henri Konan Bedie and Robert Guei as well as main opposition leader Alassane Dramane Ouattara to attend Cote d'Ivoire's national reconciliation forum on 7 September this week featured in the Ivorian press. Full text...

  • Press attacks state silence on mining sector's problems
    17 august 2001 07:50:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- President Benjamin Mkapa's administration has come under scathing press attacks for its handling of conflicts plaguing the country's burgeoning mining sector. Full text...

  • Press reveals pay rise for Botswana military
    16 august 2001 23:24:00
    GABORONE- Botswana (PANA) -- Junior officers of the Botswana Defence Force who have threatened to mutiny over inadequate pay would be granted salary hikes next April, the local press reported Thursday in Gaborone. Full text...

  • Violence in Zimbabwe widely covered by South African media
    16 august 2001 23:18:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Violence in Zimbabwe's farming area of Chinhoyi received wide coverage in South African newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Caricatures send powerful messages of social ills
    16 august 2001 22:56:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Two caricatures of President Benjamin Mkapa appearing separately in one of Tanzania's leading dailies captured the poignancy of editorial commentaries this week. Full text...

  • Press advocates land reforms to curb rising disputes
    10 august 2001 14:45:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Tanzania press this week expressed support for campaigns for land reform in order to reduce land disputes in rural areas, especially between peasants and pastoralists. Full text...

  • Tanzanian media spotlights social problems
    10 august 2001 07:56:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian media organs this week accused the government of not doing enough to deal with a growing drug trafficking problem, address a perennial food shortage or curb the spread of the killer disease AIDS. Full text...

  • Mbeki once again under fire for stance towards Mugabe
    09 august 2001 18:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki's concession that his quiet diplomacy policy towards Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe had failed, caused a media stir in South Africa this week and opposition political parties were quick to say "we told you so". Full text...

  • Education ministry puts accent on AIDS awareness
    09 august 2001 16:01:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's ministry of education intends to modify the school curriculum to address HIV/AIDS, 'The Swazi Observer' quoted education minister John Carmachael as saying this week. Full text...

  • Press, opposition criticise Mbeki for stance toward Mugabe
    09 august 2001 11:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki's concession that his policy of quiet diplomacy toward Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe had failed caused a media stir in South Africa this week and opposition political parties were quick to say "we told you so". Full text...

  • Kenyan papers press for inquiry into MP's shooting
    05 august 2001 11:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The fatal shooting of Kilome MP Tony Ndilinge in Nairobi's Githurai estate last Thursday underlines the level of insecurity in Kenya, noted the People newspaper in an editorial. Full text...

  • Paper calls for end of ties between CFA and French francs
    04 august 2001 12:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Leaders of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa, or UEMOA, have been asked to consider unpegging the CFA franc from the French franc before the circulation of the euro in the European Union member countries in January 2002. Full text...

  • Nairobi papers call for inquiry into MP's murder
    03 august 2001 22:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya PANA - A Kenyan newspaper has said -that Thursday's shooting to death of Kilome Member of Parliament Tony Ndilinge in Nairobi was a sign of the generalised insecurity in the country. ) Full text...

  • General govt policy statement makes headlines
    03 august 2001 21:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Most newspapers in Senegal this week focused the general policy statement of the government which Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye delivered on Wednesday at the National Assembly in Dakar. Full text...

  • Papers comment on Benin's independence anniversary
    03 august 2001 19:43:00
    Cotonou- Bénin (PANA) -- Newspapers in Benin this week directed their attention towards Wednesday's 41st anniversary and developments since the country obtained its independence from France on 1 August 1960. Full text...

  • US criticised for threat to boycott racism conference
    03 august 2001 19:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African papers this week reacted negatively to President George Bush's threat that the US would boycott the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban if Zionism was equated to racism. Full text...

  • Media focus on US threat to boycott WCAR
    02 august 2001 22:53:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africans were jolted this week after President George Bush issued a threat that the United States would boycott the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban if Zionism was equated to racism. Full text...

  • Newspapers criticise MPs over rise in pay, allowances
    02 august 2001 21:35:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- All the midweek papers in Botswana reported the looming albeit controversial pay packages that MPs in the country recently awarded themselves. Full text...

  • Govt criticised for restricting short wave frequency
    02 august 2001 20:13:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The independent press and human rights advocates in Liberia Thursday criticised a decision by the government not to allow the Catholic Church-run Radio Veritas in Monrovia to resume broadcasting on its short wave frequency. Full text...

  • MPs call for probe on sugar imports
    02 august 2001 17:28:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The raging sugar scandal in Tanzania this week grabbed headlines in the country's leading newspapers. Full text...

  • Libyan press hails Arusha talks on Burundi
    27 july 2001 20:18:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan independent daily, Al Chams, has lauded the outcome of the latest sub regional summit in Arusha, Tanzania on the peace process in Burundi. Full text...

  • Newspapers comment on military re-organisation
    27 july 2001 20:01:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The decree on the re-organisation of the military and Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musonge's warning to officials over the "hasty" purchase of vehicles were the focus of comments in the Cameroonian press this week. Full text...

  • Newspaper spotlights police over killings
    27 july 2001 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A daily in Nairobi Friday criticised the Kenyan police, accusing them of "indulging too much in extra-judicial killings" to the detriment of justice. Full text...

  • Newspapers focus attack on defence minister
    27 july 2001 14:21:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Newspapers in Congo this week concentrated editorial comments on the armed raid on the residence of Defence Minister Itihi Ossetoumba Lekoundzou in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Ivorian media focus on trial of security officers
    27 july 2001 11:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Several Ivorian newspapers this week commented on the criminal trial involving eight gendarmes charged with the murder of 57 people whose bodies were found dumped in Yopougon, a suburb of Abidjan in October 2000. Full text...

  • Cameroonian papers focus on insecurity
    20 july 2001 19:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Insecurity was a doinant topic in Cameroonian newspapers this week, with state-owned Cameroon Tribune reporting at least three robberies a day in the capital, Yaounde. Full text...

  • Press calls for review of mining policy
    19 july 2001 17:17:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Widely read Tanzanian newspapers have urged government to review its mining policy to benefit all stakeholders in the sector. Full text...

  • Press opens debate on Eyadema's withdrawal in 2003
    14 july 2001 14:04:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The pending departure of President Eyadema from the political scene in 2003 and the case facing Prime Minister Messan Agbeyome Kodjo and the chairman of the opposition Committee of Action for Renewal (CAR) hit the headlines of the Togolese press this week. Full text...

  • Cameroonian press flays Biya for shying off OAU summit
    12 july 2001 20:01:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian newspapers widely commented on President Biya's absence from the Lusaka summit of African Heads of State - the last such assembly under the aegis of the OAU. Full text...

  • Ghanaian paper supports Kaddafi's statement
    12 july 2001 17:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has supported a statement by Libyan leader Moammar Kaddafi that the so-called sovereignty which African leaders adhere to belongs to the dustbin of history. Full text...

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