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  • Congo, Catholic University enter agreement
    02 september 2002 21:05:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo and the Central African Catholic University (UCAC) this weekend signed an agreement authorising the institution to establish its seat in Pointe- Noire, official sources indicated Monday. Full text...

  • South African police arrest dangerous criminal
    02 september 2002 14:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African police Monday arrested one of the most wanted criminals in the country. Full text...

  • Angolan Methodist bishops attend meeting in Senegal
    02 september 2002 13:45:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Methodist church bishops Gaspar Joمo Domingos and José Kipungo will attend the second African congregational conference in Senegal from 4-9 September, Angola news agency reported. Full text...

  • Algerian government contemplates pay raise for civil servants
    01 september 2002 17:56:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian government and the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) would meet next Tuesday to discuss a pay raise in the Public Service, union sources hinted Sunday in Algiers. Full text...

  • Committee to monitor human rights abuses by UNAMSIL personnel
    31 august 2002 15:32:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Sierra Leone, Oluyemi Adeniji, has launched a personnel conduct committee that will foster human rights awareness among civilians and troops of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Nigerian to sue in US court for police brutality
    30 august 2002 22:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Severally brutalised by the police for apparently no reason, a Nigerian resident in the US State of Michigan, Cyril Ogbonna plans to file a court case to seek redress and protection of his rights. Full text...

  • USAID assists rainstorm victims in Mali
    29 august 2002 19:07:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has offered medicines, building material and cereals worth 50,000 dollars to assist victims of a recent rainstorm in northern Mali. Full text...

  • Amnesty International worries about Malagasy detainees
    29 august 2002 12:40:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- An official from Amnesty International (AI) met Wednesday with Malagasy Interior and Administrative Reform minister Jean Seth Rambeloalijaona as part of a fact-finding mission on people detained during the post- election violence in the country. Full text...

  • UN says more Angolan refugees returning home
    28 august 2002 23:25:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Angola said Wednesday more Angolans who fled the country's long civil war to neighbouring Zambia were returning home after the conflict ended in April. Full text...

  • New body formed to promote immigrant interest in US
    27 august 2002 19:25:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- With immigrants in the US facing difficulties in the wake of last year's terrorist attacks, a new organisation, The Refugee and Immigrant Compassion Network of America, has been formed to protect refugees and immigrants in the country. Full text...

  • Belgium to grant aid to Cameroonian pygmies
    26 august 2002 23:36:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgium has decided to provide financial assistance to Cameroonian Baka pygmies, says an official statement issued Monday in Brussels. Full text...

  • US Foundation Gives Grant to 4 African Universities
    26 august 2002 19:46:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Four African universities are to benefit from a 450,000 dollar-grant given by a US organisation, The MacArthur Foundation, for the establishment of doctoral programmes in economics. Full text...

  • Tanzania undergoes 4th housing and population census
    25 august 2002 16:13:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Tanzanian government Sunday launched a countrywide national population and housing census meant to provide vital information for accurate development planning strategies. Full text...

  • Saudi Arabia grants Niger $6 million
    25 august 2002 09:57:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Saudi Arabia has granted Niger six million dollars for implementation of the third phase of its well drilling and rural development programme. Full text...

  • Trade Union rejects hike in telecomm tariffs
    23 august 2002 21:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's National Telecommunications Trade Union (SYANTEL) has called on subscribers in the country to remain vigilant against those it accused of serving the interests of multinationals to the detriment of national interests. Full text...

  • Former Kenyan cigarette smoker seeks compensation
    23 august 2002 13:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan man who believes he lost his leg because of his heavy smoking for nearly half a century has asked his lawyers to seek compensation from the local affiliate of the British American Tobacco (BAT) company. Full text...

  • Cape Verde sets up food security agency, names board
    19 august 2002 23:56:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The government of Cape Verde has appointed a Board of Directors for the National Food Security Agency (ANSA), with economist Miguel Costa as chairman. Full text...

  • Tanzanian leader suggests rescue mission against globalisation
    19 august 2002 21:14:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa Monday voiced hope that Africa could still find a way through the challenges of globalisation if only the continent worked out a rescue mission. Full text...

  • African NGO to sue Turkish shipowner over Tanzanian stowaways
    19 august 2002 17:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A non-governmental organisation based in Dakar, l'Afrique Aide L'Afrique, plans to take legal action against the owner of a Turkish ship that tossed five Tanzanian stowaways into the sea off the Senegalese capital on 31 July. Full text...

  • Head of state-run TV in Swaziland claims receiving death threats
    19 august 2002 08:40:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The chief executive officer for state-run TV in Swaziland, Celane Ndzimandze on Monday accused some former employees of the station of threatening his life in phone calls Ndzimandze said those who are giving him death threats were fired three years ago for staging a strike. Full text...

  • Strike cripples main hospital in Comoros
    18 august 2002 18:20:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- The main health centre of Comoros, El- Maarouf Hospital, remained closed Friday and Saturday in spite of a decision earlier Thursday by strike leaders to call off their action, which has paralysed the hospital since the beginning of July. Full text...

  • Burundian trade unions oppose bill outlawing strikes
    17 august 2002 20:04:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 24 Burundian labour organisations have petitioned Parliament against passing a bill prohibiting civil servants the right to strike. Full text...

  • SADC appeals for more food aid to avert total famine
    17 august 2002 17:41:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi president Bakili Muluzi, who currently chairs the 14-member Southern African Development Community (SADC), has said if the world will ignore the humanitarian crisis the region is currently facing, then catastrophe is imminent. Full text...

  • Asanteman honours UN Secretary-General in Ghana
    17 august 2002 17:06:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been conferred the title Busumuru by Asanteman in Kumasi, Ghana to signify his might as the head of the world body. Full text...

  • Minister urges SADC to intensify anti-poverty measures
    17 august 2002 16:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Chief Minister of Zanzibar Saturday accused members states of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) of having failed to transform "abundant natural resources" in their territories into tangible wealth for the region. Full text...

  • Mauritian primary teachers plan unlimited strike
    16 august 2002 23:02:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Primary school teachers in Mauritius are expected to embark on an unlimited strike on 16 September to force their ministry to publish a report on their working conditions. Full text...

  • Strike paralyses Niger's banking sector
    16 august 2002 19:34:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A two-day strike called by the Niger Workers Confederation (CNT) paralysed the country's banking sector on Thursday and Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan photo journalists rewarded for courage
    16 august 2002 15:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two Kenyan photo journalists who captured the fierce gun battle between the Pokot cattle raiders and a combined Kenyan and Ugandan armed forces recently, were rewarded in Nairobi Friday for their courage. Full text...

  • Mali's civil servants get salary increment
    16 august 2002 12:19:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's civil servants will receive a 30 percent salary increase starting from 1 October, officials said in Bamako. Full text...

  • International mail delivery to Liberia resumes
    15 august 2002 21:33:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- International mail delivery to Liberia has resumed after more than one-month lull, an official of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications said Thursday. Full text...

  • Sassou-Nguesso pleads for youth employment in Congo
    14 august 2002 19:53:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Newly-installed Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso appealed Wednesday for a general mobilisation to create jobs for young people and ensure their integration into the production sector. Full text...

  • UN Okays more judges for Rwanda Genocide Tribunal
    14 august 2002 19:01:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has authorised the election of new non-permanent judges for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in an effort to enable the tribunal handle more cases. Full text...

  • Support staff strike shuts down Malawi courts
    14 august 2002 15:37:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Business in Malawi's courts came to standstill Wednesday following a strike by judicial support staff in the country. Full text...

  • Fire razes Congolese refugee camp in Burundi
    13 august 2002 22:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo are without shelter after an accidental fire at the weekend razed their thatched huts at Rugombo camp in Cibitoke province of northwest Burundi. Full text...

  • Ageing administration worries Congolese authorities
    12 august 2002 14:14:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese public service could disappear within 5-10 years if nothing is done to replace its ageing personnel, Public Service minister Jeanne Dambendzet warned at the weekend. Full text...

  • Kenyan woman, son strip naked in bizarre quarrel
    12 august 2002 10:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan woman Sunday stripped naked in front of her children to protest her son's decision to marry a widow whose husband died three weeks ago from what is believed to be an HIV/AIDS-related condition. Full text...

  • Talks on grievances of Ivorian students in France postponed
    09 august 2002 20:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Negotiations between Ivorian students in France and their embassy on the improvement of their living conditions, initially scheduled for Friday, have been postponed to a later date, Alexi Za Bi, a student representative, said Friday. Full text...

  • UN Demands Release of Staff Member Abducted in Somalia
    09 august 2002 15:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations Friday demanded the immediate and unconditional release of a project staff member in Somalia, Abdulkadir Mohamed Abikar, who is currently being held in a hideout in Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Algeria to increase pension benefits
    08 august 2002 21:11:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian minister of Labour and Social Protection Tayeb Louh has signed a law approving a 3 to 5 percent increment in pensions and benefits, official sources said in Algiers. Full text...

  • Fuel Crisis Looms as Nigerian Tanker Drivers Begin Strike
    08 august 2002 14:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Fuel supply in Nigeria may be disrupted as tanker drivers in Warri, in the country's oil-rich Delta State, Wednesday stopped lifting petroleum products. Full text...

  • Television workers to go on strike in Guinea Bissau
    07 august 2002 21:23:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's National Television workers will launch a two-week partial strike from Thursday, Union President Salif Seydi, announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorians students in France complain of treatment from home
    07 august 2002 21:18:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian students studying in France have complained to their country's embassy in Paris about their living conditions during their studies, one of the students said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Workers at Angolan transport firm go on strike
    06 august 2002 19:50:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Nearly 1,500 employees of Macom transport company have gone on strike to press for better pay and an improvement in their working conditions. Full text...

  • Zambia appeals to FIFA over unsettled player transfer fees
    06 august 2002 16:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has appealed to the world football governing body, FIFA, for help in getting two Mexican football clubs settle transfer fees over striker Harry Milanzi who has returned to Zambia to re-launch his career. Full text...

  • Players of Benfica Lubango on strike in Angola for benefits
    06 august 2002 13:30:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Players of the Angolan first division football championship side, Benfica Lubango started striking Monday to protest the delayed payment of their salaries, the Angolan news agency ANGOP reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Air Afrique staff in Togo storm receiver's office
    05 august 2002 23:49:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Several Togolese staff members of the defunct Air Afrique Monday stormed the offices of the Lome representative in charge of the company's liquidation exercise. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea fails to pay civil servants
    05 august 2002 23:24:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Oil-rich Equatorial Guinea has failed to pay a large part of its civil servants' July salaries due to lack of funds in the treasury, official sources said Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian NGO condemns pernicious effects of globalisation
    05 august 2002 21:38:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A Nouakchott-based NGO, the Organisation démocratique syndicale africaine (ODSTA), has called on trade unions in Africa to join forces against "the pernicious effects of globalisation, debt and structural adjustment. Full text...

  • Ivorian magistrates threaten to go on strike
    05 august 2002 20:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian magistrates have threatened going on strike in September to protest disciplinary measures the authorities were contemplating against six of their colleagues, sources disclosed Monday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Regional Forum Focuses on Millennium Development Goals
    18 june 2002 22:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- About 80 representatives of 14 countries in eastern and central Africa Tuesday started a three- day meeting here campaigning for action on the Millennium Development Goals agreed at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000. Full text...

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