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  • Nigerian govt to review oil workers' dismissals
    29 december 2004 10:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has set up a committee to review the dismissals of 2,355 workers of the state- run Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) nine days ago in an effort to avert another round of crisis in the volatile oil sector. Full text...

  • Nigerian manufacturers bemoan poor performance in 2004
    29 december 2004 09:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has conceded that the industrial sector performed poorly in 2004, with average industrial capacity utilisation at 48 per cent. Full text...

  • Senegalese MPs endorse opening of ADB office in Dakar
    28 december 2004 23:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese Parliament Tuesday ratified an agreement with the African Development Bank (ADB) for the institution to open a regional office in Dakar, says a news release issued by the ministry of the economy and finance. Full text...

  • Mali hosts UEMOA livestock meeting
    28 december 2004 18:45:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A meeting of the confederation of livestock and meat professional associations from the eight West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) countries is underway in Bamako. Full text...

  • Francophone agency promises to help Gabon fight poverty
    28 december 2004 18:28:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The International Francophone Agency, AIF, is to assist Gabon in fighting poverty, especially in rural areas, an official of the agency said in Libreville Tuesday. Full text...

  • 3 African countries get 1.2 billion FCFA ADF facility
    28 december 2004 17:54:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The African Development Fund (ADF), the soft-loan affiliate of the African Development Bank Group, has granted 1. Full text...

  • EU earmarks 30m euros for rural development in Algeria
    28 december 2004 17:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) plans to aid Algeria with 30 million euros to renovate rural areas, mainly those affected by terrorism, an official of the foreign ministry here has said. Full text...

  • Nairobi bourse in low post-Xmas activity
    28 december 2004 14:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) opened the post-Xmas trading week Tuesday on a low note moving just 288,000 shares valued at 12 million Kenyan shillings, down from the 30 million shillings realised from 527,000 shares last Friday. Full text...

  • France, UNDP finance decentralisation in Mauritania
    28 december 2004 12:49:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- France and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have provided Mauritania about 3. Full text...

  • Detectives search for kidnapped Croatian in Nigeria
    28 december 2004 10:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The joint military task force in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region has deployed intelligence officers on a state-wide search for a Croatian oil worker, Ivan Rosso, who was kidnapped by militant youths in the oil-rich Bayelsa State at the weekend, the local press reported. Full text...

  • Germany funds electricity projects in Morocco
    27 december 2004 23:23:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The German Co-operation Fund "KFW" has credited the Moroccan National Electricity Office (ONE) 50 million euros to build a 60-megawatt wind-energy park in Cap Sim in southern Morocco. Full text...

  • Portugal invests 44.4 million euros in Guinea Bissau
    27 december 2004 22:23:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Portugal will release 44. Full text...

  • Bank withdraws 94% of 1992 notes in Cote d'Ivoire
    27 december 2004 21:05:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) has withdrawn 94% of bank notes issued in 1992 four days before the deadline, the sub-regional institution's national director, Mathurin Kablan Yao Saki, revealed on television in Abidjan Monday. Full text...

  • Libya, Qatar strengthen cooperation in oil sector
    27 december 2004 21:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and Qatar have asked the international community to formulate a fair price of oil taking into consideration the costs of the product, equipment and services that oil producing countries import from industrialised countries. Full text...

  • Paris to host Human Development Forum in January
    27 december 2004 18:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The third human development Forum organised by the UN and France, is slated for 17-19 January in Paris, according to the French Foreign ministry. Full text...

  • Denmark, Ireland help equip office of Uganda Auditor General
    27 december 2004 11:30:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The office of Uganda Auditor General is to be automated following a joint donation of 1. Full text...

  • Uganda's treasury bill investments fall
    27 december 2004 11:20:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Despite recording a healthy cash inflow, Uganda's treasury bills (TB) holdings by portfolio investors declined by 30 billion shillings from 50 billion shillings early this year, according to the Bank of Uganda (BOU) monthly economic indicators report. Full text...

  • ACP countries back Cuttaree for WTO job
    27 december 2004 11:19:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Jaya Krishna Cuttaree, Mauritian candidate for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) received the backing last weekend of the 79 countries in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Syria seal oil deal
    27 december 2004 10:35:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Syria and Tunisia signed an agreement Sunday for the exploration of in northeastern Syria. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Central Bank battles excess liquidity
    27 december 2004 08:06:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's central bank, the Reserve Bank issued bonds Monday to the tune of 300 billion Zimbabwean dollars (54. Full text...

  • EU finances Mauritania's administrative training
    26 december 2004 13:50:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's economy and development minister Sidi Ould Didi and the European Union's ambassador and head of delegation to Nouakchott on Sunday signed a grant agreement worth 3. Full text...

  • Partners commend Mali's efforts to combat poverty
    26 december 2004 13:11:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 17th session of the Mali-development partners joint commission held here on 20 December examined, among other things the implementation of conclusions and recommendations of Malian donors roundtable convened in Geneva from 30-31 March, official sources told PANA in Bamako. Full text...

  • Algeria posts favourable balance of trade in 2004
    25 december 2004 20:15:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's registered a trade surplus of 10. Full text...

  • Gambia to implement IST convention
    25 december 2004 20:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Gambian customs office has affirmed its commitment to the convention on Inter-State Transit (IST) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Full text...

  • Ghana govt upbeat about HIPC benefits
    25 december 2004 17:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Finance and Economic Planning minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo has attributed process in Ghana's economic programmes to the initiative for highly indebted poor countries (HIPC), especially since the country reached the Completion Point of the debt relief scheme. Full text...

  • Consumer prices inch down in Tunisia
    25 december 2004 16:30:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The consumer price index in Tunisia was down by 0. Full text...

  • Mali gets 23 billion FCFA aid from donors
    25 december 2004 13:54:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali has received 23. Full text...

  • Nigerian Naira loses ground against dollar
    25 december 2004 11:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian naira closed at 132. Full text...

  • Morocco, Gabon discuss free-trade area
    24 december 2004 21:53:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco and Gabon plan to reopen talks on the creation of a free-trade area to strengthen their bilateral trade and boost economic co-operation between Morocco and Central African countries, official sources said in Rabat Friday. Full text...

  • Iran gives Zimbabwe loan
    24 december 2004 21:19:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Iran has granted Zimbabwe a 20- million euro loan for agricultural and telecommunications projects, Foreign Minister Stan Mudenge just back from a visit to Teheran, affirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • Accra bourse ends Christmas eve trading on moderate note
    24 december 2004 19:30:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) ended the Christmas eve trading Friday moderately with the All-Share Index up 12. Full text...

  • IFC, Tunisian bank sign accord on advisory services
    24 december 2004 18:32:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The International Finance Corporation Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie (BIAT) to provide advisory services to the bank on improving its retail and banking operations for small businesses. Full text...

  • Tunisia courts ties with Indian textile sector
    24 december 2004 18:24:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian Ambassador to India, Elyes Kasri has called for increased cooperation between the textile sector in India, especially in Tamil Nadu, and the Tunisian clothing industry to generate economic returns for the two countries. Full text...

  • Malawi plans feasibility studies for uranium
    24 december 2004 16:09:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- An Australian mining company said prospects are high for Malawi to engage in uranium mining by 2008 as there are plans to start feasibility studies by next May. Full text...

  • Malawi apologises to Denmark, pleads for aid resumption
    24 december 2004 16:08:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Cash-strapped Malawi has officially apologised to the Danish government for misappropriating development aid funds and for expelling its top diplomat two years ago, a senior minister said Friday. Full text...

  • Turnover at Kenyan bourse improves
    24 december 2004 13:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Turnover at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) Friday rose to 440 million shillings on a hefty tally of 17. Full text...

  • Ugandan body shops for funds to implement NEPAD activities
    24 december 2004 11:57:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's National Planning Authority (NPA) is seeking funds to establish structures to implement the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) initiatives, the official New Vision reported Friday. Full text...

  • Towards power inter-connection in Central Africa
    24 december 2004 11:10:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The United States Agency for International Development and the Central African Energy Pool (PEAC) have signed here an agreement to finance a feasibility study for the inter-connection of national electricity networks in the sub-region, according to a source close to the Congolese mining and energy ministry. Full text...

  • Algiers to host second African petroleum congress
    23 december 2004 22:17:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algiers will on 14-17 February 2005 host the second African Petroleum Congress (CAPE II) under the auspices of the Algerian ministry of Mines and Power in conjunction with the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA). Full text...

  • Libya sizes up tourism in the Sahara
    23 december 2004 21:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Saharan tourism in Libya and its cultural and artistic dimensions were the focus of an important meeting, which ended Wednesday evening in Houn, 500 km southeast of Tripoli with important recommendations. Full text...

  • DR Congo to define micro-finance policy
    23 december 2004 19:52:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The upcoming year will essentially be devoted to raise public awareness of opportunities in micro- finance, Congolese Industry minister Jean Mbuya indicated here Thursday, at the close of a workshop on the domain. Full text...

  • Congolese Senate ratifies contracts with oil firms
    23 december 2004 16:07:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Senate in Brazzaville has ratified several contracts, including one concerning the liquefied gas research licence on the "North Deep Sea", with oil- mining companies, official sources confirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • World Bank props electricity sector in Burkina Faso
    23 december 2004 15:51:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso and the World Bank have signed an accord for $63. Full text...

  • EALA passes EAC customs union bill
    23 december 2004 15:03:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has passed a customs management bill meant to harmonise trade and customs of the East African Community (EAC). Full text...

  • Nigerian oil workers end strike
    23 december 2004 14:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Workers from Nigerian government's regulatory department of petroleum resources (DPR) resumed work Thursday, a day after the end of a two-day strike following government agreement to meet most of their demands over pay, allowances and conditions of service, union leader Mohammed Saidu has said. Full text...

  • World Bank assists private sector in Ethiopia
    23 december 2004 10:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved an International Development Association credit of US$19 million and a grant of $5 million to stimulate private sector participation in the economy in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • SAA becomes first non-Saudi carrier to Medina
    23 december 2004 09:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways has become the first ever non-Saudi airline to enter the holy city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, making it easier for South African Hajj pilgrims to travel there. Full text...

  • Cape Verde forecasts 5% economic growth in 2005
    23 december 2004 09:22:00
    Praia- Cape Verde(PANA) -- Cape Verde's Central Bank (BCV) forecasts an economic growth of 5% in the archipelago next year despite the expected slowdown in private consumption. Full text...

  • South African Airways phases out Cape Town/Atlanta route
    23 december 2004 08:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways will no longer fly directly between Cape Town and Atlanta in the United States in a bid to streamline customer needs and costs. Full text...

  • Algeria to join WTO in 2005
    22 december 2004 23:31:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria will join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2005, Trade minister Noureddine Boukrouh announced here Wednesday. Full text...

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