Press Review -
  • 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...

  • Daily attacks anti-OAU summit campaigners
    01 june 2001 10:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's state-owned paper "Daily Mail" has described people campaigning to have the July OAU summit moved elsewhere as "narrow minded. Full text...

  • Tanzanian media focus on faltering Burundi peace talks
    01 june 2001 08:09:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A section of the Tanzanian press this week carried a meaningful debate on the faltering Burundi peace talks as well as the need for political tolerance within Tanzania itself. Full text...

  • Mbeki again under spotlight of South African media
    31 may 2001 19:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki was once again the focus of the South African media following his appearance in Parliament last Wednesday to take questions on important national issues. Full text...

  • Independent media debunk foreign journalists guidelines
    31 may 2001 13:27:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's independent media have all denounced guidelines issued by the information ministry for foreign journalists intending to visit the country. Full text...

  • Post comments on archbishop's excommunication
    31 may 2001 13:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's independent Post newspaper sees the excommunication of Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo by the Vatican as not a surprise. Full text...

  • Libyan papers comment on the AU treaty
    30 may 2001 11:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan papers this week focus their comments on the coming into force of the treaty of the African Union. Full text...

  • Diallo's Victory A Great Honour To African Woman
    29 may 2001 17:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper Tuesday commended Senegalese damsel, Ramatoulaye Diallo, who emerged victorious, the M-Net Fact of Africa beauty contest at the weekend in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Diallo's Victory A Great Honour To African Woman
    29 may 2001 17:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper Tuesday commended Senegalese damsel, Ramatoulaye Diallo, who emerged victorious, the M-Net Fact of Africa beauty contest at the weekend in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Envoys visit Uganda in bid resolve DRC conflict
    28 may 2001 15:37:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Ugandan press extensively examined the impact of the visit by a high-powered UN delegation and the US Secretary of State to the country over the past four days. Full text...

  • Ugandan press on underpinnings of Powell's trip
    27 may 2001 16:15:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The local press in Uganda was this week into speculations on the undeclared aspects of a four- country tour embarked upon by US Secretary of State Colin Powell. Full text...

  • Kenyan media prepare shopping list for Powell
    26 may 2001 11:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's mainstream newspapers greeted the arrival of US Secretary of state Colin Powell to Nairobi Saturday with a shopping list they expect him to take back home. Full text...

  • Violation of Human Rights Persists in Ethiopia
    25 may 2001 21:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- "Who is the watchdog of the Constitution?" asks an Ethiopian weekly in its editorial on the observance of human rights. Full text...

  • Chadian papers speculate winner of presidential election
    25 may 2001 21:07:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The first round of last Sunday's presidential election in Chad constituted the focus of newspapers in N'djamena this week. Full text...

  • Kinshasa dailies revisit inquiry into Kabila's killing
    25 may 2001 20:15:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Dailies in Kinshasa this week expressed dissatisfaction over the results of an inquiry into the assassination of former President Laurent-Desire Kabila, which was released on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Oil discovery makes headlines in Nouakchott
    25 may 2001 13:50:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The reported discovery of crude oil in Mauritania by Australian company "Woodside," made newspaper headlines in Nouakchott this week. Full text...

  • Ghanaian newspaper takes shot at OAU performance
    25 may 2001 12:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest selling newspaper, the State-owned Daily Graphic, has questioned whether the Organisation of African Unity came any close to realising its objectives. Full text...

  • Tanzanian press takes government to task
    25 may 2001 08:25:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The government in Tanzania this week came under resonating criticism from the media in relation to a number of issues regarding corruption, drug abuse and child and maternal mortality. Full text...

  • Boesak's release dominates media coverage
    24 may 2001 10:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The release from prison of controversial anti-apartheid cleric Allan Boesak dominated media headlines in South Africa this week and editorial opinion was sharply divided over his return to society. Full text...

  • Namibian media echo Nujoma's condemnation of genocide in DRC
    23 may 2001 22:32:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The alleged genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) make headlines in Namibia's media this week after President Sam Nujoma demanded international condemnation of the killings. Full text...

  • Press looks at university crisis in its editorials
    18 may 2001 23:13:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Togolese press this week dwelt on the Lome University crisis in light of President Gnassingbe Eyadema's visit to the campus early in the week. Full text...

  • Wade's visit makes news headlines in Mauritania
    18 may 2001 21:41:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's three-day official visit and a cabinet shake-up effected by President Ould Taya called the shots in news reporting among Mauritanian papers this week. Full text...

  • Debut of new National Assembly makes news in Senegal
    18 may 2001 21:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first session of the recently elected Parliament was the focus of Senegalese newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Zambian papers focus on confidential report leak
    18 may 2001 10:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian dailies this week focused on the leakage of confidential statements from witnesses over the alleged diversion of 2 billion kwacha from the National Assembly to finance a convention of the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD). Full text...

  • PAGAD trial, drug scandal dominate South African news
    17 may 2001 20:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The start of the trial of Abdus Salaam Ebrahim, leader of the People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD) vigilante group in Cape Town on Monday, dominated media headlines in South Africa this week. Full text...

  • Ganja controversy dominates South African media
    17 may 2001 13:49:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African media houses this week were besides themselves over revelations that members of the national cricket team had confessed to smoking ganja after their test series victory over the West Indies. Full text...

  • Editorials protest arrests of scholars
    17 may 2001 11:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The demand of university students for academic freedom and the removal of police from their campus as well as the arrest of two prominent national scholars were the focus of newspapers in Addis Ababa this week. Full text...

  • Papers focus on press freedom day anniversary
    11 may 2001 23:08:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's mainstream media this week directed their editorial attention towards the 10th anniversary of the Great Windhoek Declaration on press freedom celebrated on 3 May. Full text...

  • Papers focus on Senegal's polls and Mberi's resignation
    11 may 2001 22:23:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese daily this week revisited Senegal's parliamentary elections as well as the resignation of construction minister Martin Mberi. Full text...

  • Paper Warns of International Rejection
    11 may 2001 20:37:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- There is no way that "a country's entire population will accept to die for a single man or group of men", Togo's pro-opposition newspaper, 'Carrefour', writes this week. Full text...

  • Press replete with re-appointment of Prime Minister
    11 may 2001 20:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The press in Dakar was Friday replete with comments after President Adboulaye Wade re-appointed Mame Madior Boye prime minister on Thursday. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers pray for DR Congo peace
    11 may 2001 16:10:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania, (PANA) -- Peace in Africa's troubled spots have stolen the limelight as the main issue in the Tanzania media this week which has seen Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila concluding a three-day state visit in the East African nation. Full text...

  • Malian press lauds First Ladies forum
    11 may 2001 15:27:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian press this week focuses on the 7-8 May Summit in Bamako by African First Ladies as part of the Vision 2010 programme to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality on the continent. Full text...

  • Kenyan Press cautions against bloody soccer stampedes
    11 may 2001 15:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Press Friday decried the growing incidence of stampedes involving soccer fans in Africa, describing the resultant deaths as unnecessary and avoidable. Full text...

  • Senegalese press comments on SOPI landslide
    04 may 2001 22:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Last Sunday's early parliamentary elections, which resulted in a landslide victory for the SOPI Coalition around President Abdoulaye Wade's Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS), was this week at the centre stage of the local press. Full text...

  • Release of RDR militants makes Ivorian headlines
    04 may 2001 19:57:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The recent release of militants of the Rally of Republicans (RDR) including spokesman Aly Coulibaly and organising secretary Kafana Koné, made news across the Ivorian press this week, alongside Senegal's parliamentary elections. Full text...

  • Gbagbo's visit, press freedom dominate Ghanaian press
    04 may 2001 15:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The two-day visit of Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, the observance of World Press Freedom Day and the death of former vice president Kow Nkensen Arkaah dominated the press in Ghana during the week. Full text...

  • Zambian paper focuses on Chiluba's third term bid
    04 may 2001 12:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The split among senior officials of Zambia's ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) over plans by President Frederick Chiluba to seen a third term of office caught the attention of the "Zambia Daily Mail" newspaper. Full text...

  • Ugandan media tells off Zambian president
    04 may 2001 10:29:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Ugandan press has told President Frederick Chiluba of Zambia, who is manoeuvring to give himself another crack at the presidency, that "his machinations" are wrong and should be resisted. Full text...

  • Papers empathise with workers' plight
    03 may 2001 07:36:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The plight of the Tanzanian worker was the major spotlight in local papers this week. Full text...

  • Kinshasa papers concentrate on Tshisekedi's return
    27 april 2001 22:32:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The return of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi to Kinshasa after a 15-month absence was the main topic covered by dailies in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week. Full text...

  • Senegalese papers highlight parliamentary election security
    27 april 2001 22:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese papers this week focused on the impressive security arrangements to ensure a peaceful parliamentary election on Sunday, as well as last week's tension between President Abdoulaye Wade's coalition (SOPI) and his opponents. Full text...

  • Debate on independence celebrations makes the headlines
    27 april 2001 22:03:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The forthcoming early parliamentary elections and the commemoration of Togo's 41st independence anniversary dominated comments in local dailies this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers call for penal code reforms
    26 april 2001 16:38:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Newspapers in Tanzania have this week been replete with calls for a reform of Tanzania's penal code to stave off an increasing number of prisoners, most of them petty offenders. Full text...

  • Benin papers comment on ""slave ship""
    21 april 2001 18:23:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Most Benin newspapers this week have commented on the so-called "slave ship" from Gabon which docked at Cotonou after world-wide publicity that it was carrying child slaves. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers focus on national reconciliation
    20 april 2001 23:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The process of national reconciliation afoot in Cote d'Ivoire was the focus of Ivorian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Congolese press evaluates national talks
    20 april 2001 21:03:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The press in Congo (Brazzaville) this week focussed on the outcome of national talks held 22-26 March (first phase) and 11-14 April (second). Full text...

  • Judicial inquiry on former Senegalese senate president
    20 april 2001 20:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The confession made by the former President of the Senegalese Senate, Abdoulaye Diack, that he had embezzled public funds, his summons for a hearing by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and mounting violence as the 29 April parliamentary elections draw near, made headlines in the Senegalese press this week. Full text...

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