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  • 2,000 Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania
    07 june 2002 21:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Transit camps for returnees in Burundi's eastern Ruyigi province were suddenly overcrowded this week when about 2,000 refugees arrived there from camps in north- western Tanzania. Full text...

  • Burundi teachers' strike leads to school closure
    07 june 2002 20:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A prolonged teachers' strike in Burundi has forced the government to close its boarding secondary schools saying pupils were becoming delinquent. Full text...

  • Burundi teachers continue strike over pay
    06 june 2002 19:04:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Negotiations between the Burundi government and representatives of striking primary and secondary schools collapsed in Bujumbura Thursday without reaching a consensus on demands for higher wages. Full text...

  • 40,000 in Burundi survive on WFP food handouts
    06 june 2002 19:03:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 40,000 people in Burundi are surviving on food handouts being distributed by the World Food Programme since January this year, a local official of the agency has said. Full text...

  • Road accidents on the rise in Mauritius
    05 june 2002 08:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Seventy-one people, mainly pedestrians and motorcyclists, died in road accidents in Mauritius in the first five months of this year, compared to 46 deaths during the same period in 2001, according to official records. Full text...

  • Angry students occupy a private radio in Yaounde
    03 june 2002 22:33:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Several scores of students in banking at Yaounde's privately-owned Saintou higher institute have occupied the college's radio station to press for compensation following after being refused to sit for government set exams. Full text...

  • South African cosmonaut returns home after space adventure
    03 june 2002 17:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth has returned to Cape Town, a month after flying to the International Space Station on board a Russian Soyuz rocket. Full text...

  • Court bailiffs stage protest in Yaounde
    03 june 2002 16:19:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian Court bailiffs staged a second demonstration in three weeks in Yaounde Monday, demanding regularisation of their status. Full text...

  • Burkinabe Social Welfare workers threaten strike
    03 june 2002 11:21:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The National Union of Social Welfare and National Solidarity Workers (SYNTAS) in Burkina Faso has announced a two-day strike for 4-5 June to press for better living and working conditions. Full text...

  • NGOs join forces against illicit arms in Tanzania
    01 june 2002 06:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A grouping of prominent international and local NGOs in Tanzania Friday joined forces with the government to combat the proliferation and illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons in a nation faced with rising incidents of violent crime. Full text...

  • Kenyan teachers suspend strike plan
    30 may 2002 19:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has suspended a planned strike earlier scheduled to begin mid-June, Union officials said in Nairobi. Full text...

  • US embassy in Liberia suspends visa services
    30 may 2002 11:14:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The United States embassy in Monrovia Thursday temporarily suspended visa issuance in Liberia, a statement from the mission said. Full text...

  • Kenya to deport 12 Somali immigrants
    29 may 2002 23:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Nairobi Magistrate's Court Wednesday ordered the deportation of 12 Somali immigrants who entered Kenya illegally last week. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe drops plans for single uniform for schools
    29 may 2002 21:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government Wednesday dropped controversial plans to introduce a single uniform for all schools in the country, following a storm of protests from parents, pupils and other interested parties. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe doctors stop overtime duties over pay
    29 may 2002 20:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- State doctors in Zimbabwe said Wednesday they would stop overtime night and weekend duties with immediate effect over a pay dispute with their employer. Full text...

  • Mauritian workers to demonstrate against wage increase
    29 may 2002 18:02:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Trade union leaders in Mauritius have called a workers' demonstration on 12 June to protest against a 6. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso's unions launch a 48-hour strike
    29 may 2002 16:31:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Institutions of learning and health services in Ouagadougou remained totally paralysed on Wednesday during the second day of a 48-hour strike launched by Burkina Faso's Labour Unions. Full text...

  • South African province works on sanitation services
    29 may 2002 13:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The government in South Africa's Gauteng province will spend R1. Full text...

  • Benin devotes 1.2 billion to poverty alleviation
    28 may 2002 12:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin has set aside 1. Full text...

  • Kenyan teachers seek full payment of increment by govt
    27 may 2002 15:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) that embraces teachers in the country is asking the government to implement the remaining phases of salary increment announced for teachers in 1997. Full text...

  • Article 19 Accuses Gambia of Limiting Press Freedom
    27 may 2002 13:27:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Article 19, an international organisation that fights for press freedom, has expressed concern over the "excessive control" of the public media in the Gambia by President Yahya Jammeh's government. Full text...

  • Nigerian President Reacts to Labour Union's Ultimatum
    27 may 2002 12:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the six-week ultimatum given by the labour union for the government to raise wages of public workers by 25-percent or face a nationwide strike, saying there was no way the government would meet the demand. Full text...

  • Student killed in Burundi demonstrations
    27 may 2002 11:35:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- One student was shot dead while many others were wounded during recent demonstrations by Burundian high school students protesting against a three-week strike by their teachers. Full text...

  • Habitual thief pounces on President Mugabe
    27 may 2002 08:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A habitual criminal, released from prison last month under presidential amnesty, has pounced on President Robert Mugabe who freed him and others from jail. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe earmarks 20 billion Zimbdollars for food relief
    27 may 2002 07:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government disclosed it had set aside 20. Full text...

  • Workers threaten another strike in Burkina Faso
    26 may 2002 16:03:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's trade unions are threatening another strike for 28 and 29 May, to force government to address the demands they made 1 May 2001. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans oppose new govt school uniform policy
    25 may 2002 12:40:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabweans reacted angrily Saturday to a government order Friday for all schools in the country to use one set of uniforms to cut costs for transferring pupils. Full text...

  • Sudanese woman delivers a quadruplet
    25 may 2002 11:34:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A woman in Khartoum recently gave birth to three boys and one girl while she was expecting twins, press reports said in the Sudanese capital Saturday. Full text...

  • Social Security net to widen in South Africa's Gauteng Province
    24 may 2002 10:45:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's provincial government of Gauteng will widen its social security net to ensure that people qualifying for grants benefit, Gauteng social services and population Development Minister Angelina Motshekga has said. Full text...

  • Kenya decries mass student exodus to foreign universities
    23 may 2002 17:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- Kenya's minister for education, Henry Kosgey, Thursday decried the massive exodus of Kenyan students to foreign universities, saying it costs the government billions of US dollars through education fees abroad. Full text...

  • International panel submits report on Sudan's slave probe
    23 may 2002 16:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The US-led international Commission that probed slavery allegations in Sudan says it found human rights violations, including abduction of women and children, by the two sides to the civil war in the country. Full text...

  • Zambia stays education reforms in wait of stakeholder input
    23 may 2002 07:36:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has put on hold plans to restructure the ministry of Education, after trade union leaders threatened non-cooperation on grounds that other stakeholders had not vetted the envisaged changes. Full text...

  • Benin University students launch strike
    22 may 2002 22:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's National Union of Students and Pupils Wednesday launched a two-day strike to press for the release of two of their leaders detained in March this year. Full text...

  • South Africa, Botswana Deport Illegal Zimbabwean Immigrants
    22 may 2002 18:59:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- South Africa has deported more than 2,300 illegal Zimbabwean immigrants and Botswana is sending home about 300 Zimbabwean border jumpers daily, immigration officials here said Wednesday. Full text...

  • 4,000 workers at Swazi Sugar Company strike for pay rise
    22 may 2002 17:43:00
    Big Bend- Swaziland (PANA) -- Over 4,000 employees of the Durban- based sugar refinery company, Illovo Sugar Limited on Wednesday began striking following the collapse of salary negotiations with the Swaziland branch of the company in Big Bend. Full text...

  • Senegal's school attendance rate worries World Bank
    22 may 2002 17:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Bank has expressed concern about Senegal's education policy, describing a 69. Full text...

  • Thousands of Algerian inmates get presidential pardon
    22 may 2002 16:40:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Tuesday granted pardon to 5,100 Common Law offenders on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Mohammed, which will be celebrated on Friday, official sources indicated in Algiers. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau government pre-empts strike by civil servants
    22 may 2002 16:30:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- To avert a strike threatened by the country's Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (UNTG), the government of Guinea-Bissau has promised a month payment of salary arrears owed civil servants. Full text...

  • Land shortage forces Council to bury two people in a grave
    22 may 2002 13:05:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- A row has broken out between residents of Swaziland's capital Mbabane and the City Council over a decision to bury two people in a single grave following a shortage of burial space in the city. Full text...

  • Hungry millions in SADC depend on South Africa for maize
    21 may 2002 20:05:00
    Ezulwini- Swaziland (PANA) -- With a projected 17-percent increase in white maize production in South Africa, the country is now the sole hope for the starving millions of people in the entire southern African region. Full text...

  • Burundi authorities threaten striking teachers
    21 may 2002 17:09:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A strike by Burundi primary and high school teachers is into its second week despite repeated warnings of possible sanctions from Education minister Prosper Mpawenayo. Full text...

  • Mauritius trade unions call for demonstrations against govt
    21 may 2002 14:52:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Trade unions in Mauritius have announced demonstrations for Wednesday in protest against what they said were government's anti-labour policy, notably regarding wages. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe ratifies labour convention
    20 may 2002 23:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe on Monday ratified an International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention on the right of workers and employers to form and belong to any association of their choice to defend their rights. Full text...

  • Kenyan Chief Justice Dismisses Report on Graft
    20 may 2002 20:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Chief Justice Bernard Chunga went on the offensive Monday dismissing an eminent Commonwealth probe team that had pointed accusing fingers on what it reported as rampant corruption in the judiciary. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau trade union issues strike threat
    20 may 2002 15:20:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The National Union of Bissau- Guinean Workers (UNTG), which comprises 14 trade unions, has threatened a three-day general strike over outstanding pay for government workers, according to UNTG spokesman Sabana Embalo. Full text...

  • UN officials to co-ordinate regional food aid
    19 may 2002 17:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- UN diplomats from southern Africa states met in Zimbabwe at the weekend to plot the purchase and delivery of massive food aid and other humanitarian assistance to the drought-stricken sub-region. Full text...

  • Brain drain costs Africa $4 billion annually
    02 may 2002 11:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Brain drain costs Africa four billion US dollars as at least 20,000 qualified African professionals migrate to the West each year, says an Ethiopian academician. Full text...

  • Airline and space voyager donate to children
    02 may 2002 11:13:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) will donate funds to the "Reach for a Dream Charity" to commemorate cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth's contribution to science and Africa's renaissance. Full text...

  • 6,000 demonstrate against racism in Reunion on May Day
    01 may 2002 21:21:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- After Jean-Marie Le Pen's surprise showing in the first round of French presidential poll, some 6,000 people demonstrated in Reunion on May Day, Wednesday, against "racism and colonialism. Full text...

  • Prime Minister pays tribute to Mauritian workers
    01 may 2002 18:46:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Aneerod Jugnauth paid tribute to the country's workers and trade unions in a message to mark Labour Day, Wednesday. Full text...

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