Press Review -
  • Post newspaper hails Kadhafi's African liberation spirit
    12 july 2001 14:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Just a day after African leaders ended the 37th OAU summit in Lusaka, the independent Post newspaper of Zambia Thursday hailed Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Sudanese daily castigates proposal for Spanish use in OAU
    12 july 2001 12:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Sudanese paper today criticized the proposal of the Council of Ministers of the just-ended OAU summit to introduce Spanish as one of the official languages of the organization. Full text...

  • OAU summit dominates South African media coverage
    12 july 2001 09:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The just-ended OAU summit in Lusaka, Zambia dominated media coverage in South Africa this week with most observers pointing out the importance of the new African Union as well as the Millennium Africa Recovery Plan for the continent. Full text...

  • Newspaper urges African leaders to make AU viable
    10 july 2001 17:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA -- The government-owned Daily Mail in Zambia has cautioned African leaders meeting in Lusaka to launch the African Union not to allow history to judge them harshly. ) Full text...

  • Newspapers focus football, politics in Cameroon
    06 july 2001 22:10:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Newspapers in Cameroon this week focused the qualification of the Cameroonian national football team for the 2002 World Cup and the extraordinary congress of the ruling Rally for Democracy and Progress in Cameroon. Full text...

  • Papers demand assessment of national sporting programme
    06 july 2001 19:47:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The defeat of the national soccer team last Sunday by Ghana's Black Stars has sent Liberian papers calling for re-examination of the country's sporting programme. Full text...

  • Papers doubtful of Tanzania's economic improvement
    06 july 2001 15:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- If there is one word that dominated discussions in the Tanzanian press this week, it is "commerce," with much of the coverage focusing on the apparent inability of the country's economy to improve the lot of the citizens. Full text...

  • Complaints against Ivorian authorities make headlines
    06 july 2001 14:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Complaints lodged in Belgium for "crimes against humanity" against Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, the Ivorian Interior and Defence Ministers are the focus of Abidjan-based papers this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press mourns death of Vice-President
    06 july 2001 13:12:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Wednesday's sudden death of Tanzania's vice-president Omar Ali Juma dominated headlines in the East African country's media in the latter half of the week as millions of Tanzanians mourned their fallen leader. Full text...

  • Benin newspapers comment AU ratification
    06 july 2001 13:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin newspapers this week widely commended the country's ratification of the constitutive act of the African Union (AU), which came into force on 26 May. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe scares investors off southern Africa
    06 july 2001 09:19:00
    GABORONE- Botswana (PANA) -- The independent Botswana Gazette reported in its latest edition that recent developments in Zimbabwe were scaring investors away from the southern African region. Full text...

  • Union threats seduce Burkinabe press
    30 june 2001 18:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The press in Burkina Faso this week widely featured threats by teachers' unions to disrupt this year's certificate examinations. Full text...

  • Press on ties with EU, murder at reporter's home
    30 june 2001 14:38:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The resumption of economic and financial co-operation between the European Union (EU) and Cote d'Ivoire, and murders committed at a home of a journalist are the main focus of the press this week. Full text...

  • Press comments on creation of parliamentary group
    30 june 2001 13:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- This week the press in Benin has focused its comments on the crisis within the Renaissance of Benin (RB), the opposition party of former President Nicephore Soglo. Full text...

  • Press comments on Senegal's corruption and politicking
    29 june 2001 21:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The ranking of Senegal as among the world's most corrupt countries - 65th out of 91 - and the attacks by the Socialist Party against President Wade are the most covered discussions in the press this week. Full text...

  • Extension of the presidential mandate in the headlines
    29 june 2001 20:21:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- While the state media early this week reported of a demonstration organised by the Konian and Kouranko peoples in support of a third mandate for President Lansana Conte, the private press dealt with the issue from a different angle. Full text...

  • Newspaper Queries Belated Preparation For OAU Summit
    29 june 2001 16:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Zambia's privately owned weekly, 'The Monitor', has criticised the government for the belated preparations being made to host the forthcoming 29th Summit of African leaders which is billed to usher in the African Union. Full text...

  • Freedom Charter, Meki's US visit dominate headlines
    29 june 2001 08:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- No single event dominated media coverage in South Africa this week, but the 46th anniversary of the Freedom Charter, President Thabo Mbeki's visit to the US and the axing of Springbok captain Andre Vos were all widely covered. Full text...

  • Removal of rental subsidy discomfits civil servants
    28 june 2001 15:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's civil servants should feel uneasy after the government decided this week to scrap subsidy on their rentals. Full text...

  • DR Congo's resumption of ties with Belgium makes news
    23 june 2001 10:54:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Newspapers in Kinshasa this week focused on the controversial matter of resumption of cooperation between DR Congo and its former colonial power, Belgium. Full text...

  • Newspapers pinpoint police brutality
    22 june 2001 23:27:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Police brutality against leaders and members of the National Federation of Education Workers in Congo was the focus of comments in Congolese newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Media focus football, Sankara and events in Algeria
    22 june 2001 22:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Newspapers in Ouagadougou this week dwelled on Burkina Faso's qualification for the African Cup of Nations 2002 in Mali, the murder case of Thomas Sankara and the violent demonstrations in Algeria. Full text...

  • Media highlight visit of Ivorian Prime Minister
    22 june 2001 21:19:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The two-day visit of Ivorian Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan to Guinea was the concentration of most newspapers in Conakry this week. Full text...

  • Gbagbo, Wade visits make headlines
    22 june 2001 17:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Visits to France by Presidents Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire and Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal are the focus of comments by Ivorian newspapers this week, along with child trafficking. Full text...

  • Cameroon newspapers harp on dismissal of football coach
    22 june 2001 17:19:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian newspapers this week dwelt on the Youth and Sports Minister Bidoung Mkpatt's decision to sack Frenchman Pierre Lechantre as coach of the country's football team. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press discusses blighted police force
    22 june 2001 13:38:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A crackdown within Tanzania's notoriously corrupt police force elicited much comment from the local press, which also took a jab at the country's budget for 2001/02. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper urges stop to generation of refugees
    22 june 2001 11:57:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An independent Ghanaian newspaper has appealed to the international community for lasting solutions the world-wide problem of refugees. Full text...

  • Shooting incident dominates Liberian press reports
    22 june 2001 10:27:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The shooting of an American diplomat in Monrovia last Sunday dominated local press reports during the week with newspapers calling for "full and speedy" investigation into the incident. Full text...

  • Eclipse, Mbeki's public aggression make news in South Africa
    22 june 2001 09:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- This year's Youth Day celebrations in South Africa were remembered for the dramatic public spite between President Thabo Mbeki and ANC Women's League President Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Full text...

  • Times sees eclipse as rare spectacular for viewers
    20 june 2001 21:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- "For the ordinary person, a total eclipse of the sun such as parts of Zambia are expected to experience tomorrow afternoon is probably the most spectacular astronomical event they will ever experience," the Times of Zambia observed in an editorial Wednesday. Full text...

  • Budget proposals expected to open Pandora's Box
    16 june 2001 15:33:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's economic forecasts and budget for fiscal 2001/02 may turn out to be controversial as implications in the media began to show this week. Full text...

  • MONUC extension makes headlines in DR Congo
    15 june 2001 23:29:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A one-year extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC) called the shots this week across newspapers in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • National Reconciliation and Air Afrique make headlines
    15 june 2001 23:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The talks initiated by President Laurent Gbabo with the Ivorian socio-political strata, prior to the 5 July forum organised within the framework of national reconciliation as well as the meeting of heads of Air Afrique member States, are the main topics focussed on by the Ivorian papers this week. Full text...

  • Kenyan budget seen to favour manufacturers
    15 june 2001 12:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan dailies this week focused on the budget speech read by finance minister Chris Okemo in parliament on Thursday. Full text...

  • Mbeki's UK trip dominates South African headlines
    15 june 2001 08:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki's four-day official state visit to the UK dominated South African media coverage this week. Full text...

  • Newspapers comment on renewed violence in Casamance
    09 june 2001 14:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Newspapers in Dakar this week focused on the renewed violence in the southern Casamance region of Senegal while the separatist Movement of the Democratic Forces of Casamance met in Banjul, Gambia to derive a consensus. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou papers focus on reconciliation report
    08 june 2001 23:27:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Most dailies in Ouagadougou this week focused on the recommendations of a report prepared by a committee charged with promoting reconciliation in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Brazzaville papers focus on situation in CAR
    08 june 2001 23:02:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese newspapers once again focused on the situation in the Central African Republic following an abortive but bloody coup Attempt for which former President Andre Kolingba has Claimed responsibility. Full text...

  • Papers focus Konare's tenure, late Malian ombudsman
    08 june 2001 21:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Newspapers in Bamako this week concentrated on President Alpha Oumar Konare's nine years in power and the death of Malian Ombudsman Demba Diallo. Full text...

  • Paper finds Kenyan economy in shambles
    08 june 2001 09:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan economy is deep in the pit, affirmed the East African Standard Friday, on the morrow of the lunching of the country's economic survey for the year 2001. Full text...

  • The Zambian Daily Mail urges closed ranks for OAU summit
    08 june 2001 09:05:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- In the count down to the OAU summit due next month in Lusaka, the state-owned Zambian Daily Mail in an editorial Friday urged the country to close ranks for a successful hosting of the continental confab. Full text...

  • Namibian press focused on social issues this week
    08 june 2001 08:44:00
    Windhoek- Namibia, PANA - Stories that dominated t-he Namibian mainstream press this week were mostly beats on society including crime, women in the labour movement and the deportation of illegal immigrants. ) Full text...

  • Politics, social issues dominate commentaries in Tanzania
    08 june 2001 07:56:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In the aftermath of his appointment in April as Registrar of Political Parties, John Tendwa, described by the official Daily News as a "hands-on- manager," continues to bask in media glory and the big question of the week is: will he take action against alleged errant parties? Two English tabloids, the Daily News and The African, think yes. Full text...

  • Young aids activist's death captures media attention
    07 june 2001 20:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The leading story in South Africa this week is the death of 12-year-old Aids activist Nkosi Johnson. Full text...

  • Blair, Queen Snub President Mogae
    07 june 2001 19:56:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The independent 'Botswana Guardian' has caused a stir in the country this week reporting that President Festus Mogae was snubbed by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Queen Elizabeth II on his recent visit to London. Full text...

  • Newspaper calls for environmental stock taking
    07 june 2001 19:36:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's landscape is increasingly under stress and the population should take stock of the present "negative situation", a government-owned newspaper urges. Full text...

  • State-run paper urges end to Zambian state workers strike
    06 june 2001 11:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The state-run Times of Zambia Wednesday highlighted a crippling strike embarked upon by civil servants across the country, admitting the move was biting deep. Full text...

  • Cameroonian press highlights insecurity
    01 june 2001 23:40:00
    Yaunde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Except for the government daily "Cameroon Tribune," most newspapers in Cameroon this week focused on social life with the private weekly, Mutations, writing on the prevailing insecurity in the country. Full text...

  • Bangui coup makes headlines in Cote d'Ivoire
    01 june 2001 21:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The failed coup in the Central African Republic, ASEC and the release of RDR leader Jean-Jacques Bechio made headlines in the Ivorian media this week. Full text...

  • Papers focus African Union, merger of political parties
    01 june 2001 17:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The press in Burkina Faso this week concentrated on the birth of the African Union and the merger of two political parties in the country. Full text...

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