Social -
  • 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...

  • Labour leader urges Malian workers to unite
    01 may 2002 18:34:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Siaka Diakite, Secretary General of the Mali National Workers' Union (UNTM), urged fellow unionists Wednesday to pull together to realise the Union's goal of protecting workers' rights in the country. Full text...

  • Labour Day overshadowed by anti-Le Pen protests in France
    01 may 2002 17:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Labour Day was overshadowed in France Wednesday by demonstrations organised by groups opposed to the policies of French far-right politician Jean-Marie Le Pen. Full text...

  • Kenyan workers get 7 percent salary hike
    01 may 2002 15:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government Wednesday raised the minimum wage of workers by seven percent, which will enable the lowest paid employee to earn 3,210 shillings (40 US dollars), up from last year's monthly rate of 3,000 shillings. Full text...

  • Some Nigerian workers shun May Day celebrations
    01 may 2002 15:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Workers in Nigeria's northern Yobe state have boycotted the 2002 May Day celebrations to protest alleged "glaring gross mismanagement, misappropriation and embezzlement of state resources" by the state government officials. Full text...

  • Strike continues in Guinea-Bissau
    01 may 2002 11:30:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Fourteen workers' unions in Guinea-Bissau are on a general strike pressing for the payment of a three-month arrears of their salaries. Full text...

  • South African workers to celebrate Workers' Day
    01 may 2002 10:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of South African workers were Wedensday expected to attend Workers' Day rallies organised by the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) at 28 venues around the country. Full text...

  • Trade Unions tell politicians to hands-off May Day rallies
    30 april 2002 11:25:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Trade Unions in Mauritius grouped under the umbrella body, "Labour Day Committee" have called on politicians to leave labour day celebrations to workers alone. Full text...

  • Swazi police, workers on collision course over May Day
    30 april 2002 09:02:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swazi police have threatened to "deal" with the Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions (SFTU) on Wednesday in case the workers day celebrations turned into a political rally. Full text...

  • President Moi opens first world urban forum
    29 april 2002 13:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi opened the first World Urban Forum in Nairobi Monday with a call for collective efforts to tackle the enormous challenges being posed by the unprecedented rate of urbanisation. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe deploys soldiers to curb wildlife poaching
    29 april 2002 10:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe said Monday it had deployed soldiers in all national parks, particularly along the border with Zambia, to curb rising incidents of wildlife poaching. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Frees Prisoners
    25 april 2002 21:24:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe said Thursday it would free more than 5,000 prisoners to reduce over-crowding in its jails. Full text...

  • Economic life largely unaffected by Burkinabe workers' strike
    24 april 2002 08:33:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Economic life was largely unaffected Tuesday in Ouagadougou, on the first day of a general strike called by the Burkinabe Trade Union Confederations and Autonomous Unions. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to compensate farm workers
    23 april 2002 14:19:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwean government said Tuesday it would pay compensation to thousands of farm workers from white-owned farms it was taking over to resettle landless peasants under its controversial agrarian reforms. Full text...

  • Nigeria Labour Congress rejects casual labour
    23 april 2002 13:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In continuation of its fight against the "casualisation" of Nigerian workers by multinational Companies operating in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Monday picketed three Companies in Lagos. Full text...

  • Compaore calls for link between economy and social affairs
    22 april 2002 23:38:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- "What is economically desirable must be socially acceptable", Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore declared at the weekend in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Kampala businessmen protest against vendors
    22 april 2002 19:33:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Hundreds of businessmen closed their shops Monday in Kampala, the Ugandan capital in protest against what they regard as infringement by vendors and hawkers. Full text...

  • UN names team to probe events in Palestine's Jenin Camp
    22 april 2002 18:27:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Monday named a three-member "fact-finding team" to investigate developments in the Jenin refugee camp following recent Israeli invasion of the Palestinian settlement. Full text...

  • Botswana recruits more Nigerian professionals
    22 april 2002 13:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Botswana has recruited 40 Nigerian health professionals to work in its hospitals, according to a Nigerian official. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways sacks staff over drug trafficking
    20 april 2002 10:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a move to clean up its image, the national carrier Kenya Airways has sacked 32 cabin crew over drug trafficking allegations. Full text...

  • South African Govt credits business for fight against crime
    19 april 2002 17:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government's partnership with Business Against Crime (BAC) has contributed to a safer environment and boosted investor confidence, Deputy President Jacob Zuma has said. Full text...

  • Ivorian students end national strike
    19 april 2002 17:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian pupils and students Friday called off their three-day class boycott, after education authorities gave an assurance to meet their demands, a union official said in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Police Arrest Newspaper Editor
    18 april 2002 15:03:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe Wednesday arrested the editor of a weekly newspaper for allegedly carrying a false story on the involvement of President Robert Mugabe's wife in a company dispute. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Media Body Suspends Zimbabwe Broadcaster
    18 april 2002 14:22:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) Thursday suspended the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) for 12 months for alleged unprofessionalism. Full text...

  • Ivorian pupils, students on three-day strike
    17 april 2002 16:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Pupils and students of Ivorian schools began a three-day class boycott Wednesday, demanding better academic conditions. Full text...

  • Burkinabe trade unionists threaten strike 23-24 April
    16 april 2002 09:58:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Trade union associations in Burkina Faso have threatened a general strike 23-24 April to warn the authorities about failure to settle their grievances including demands for pay increase and retirement benefits. Full text...

  • Algerian civil servants call three-day strike
    14 april 2002 19:03:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Six sectors of the Algerian civil service called a three day-strike Sunday at the instance of the National Autonomous Trade Union of Civil Servants (SNAPAP), labour union sources said in Algiers. Full text...

  • Hospital Suspends Doctor Who Preferred Money To Patient
    12 april 2002 21:41:00
    Bulawayo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A hospital in the southern city of Bulawayo Friday suspended a doctor who left a patient to die while he went to the bank to withdraw money. Full text...

  • Kenya's sacked air traffic workers seek presidential reprieve
    12 april 2002 15:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's air navigation services staff Friday appealed to President Daniel arap Moi to intercede on their behalf and reverse the termination of their appointments by authorities of the country's Directorate of Civil Aviation early this week. Full text...

  • Millions of African children still lack access to education
    12 april 2002 08:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Four in ten children of primary school age in sub Saharan Africa do not attend school, according to a new report released by UNESCO's Institute for Statistics. Full text...

  • UN agencies poised to return to Burundi
    11 april 2002 09:02:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Several UN agencies would shortly resume humanitarian assistance to some regions in Burundi classified "red zones" due to persistent insecurity, an official source hinted Wednesday. Full text...

  • France backs potable water project in Mali
    11 april 2002 08:17:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali has secured a French grant of 4,200 million francs CFA (more than 5 million US dollars) for a potable water project in the localities of Nioro and Diema, north-west of the country. Full text...

  • Algerian customs officers ignore strike call
    10 april 2002 19:23:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- A call by Algeria's National Customs Union for a two-day strike starting Wednesday has, if anything, failed. Full text...

  • Two student leaders arraigned in Cotonou Wednesday
    10 april 2002 16:22:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Rodophe Sègnanka and Sabi Yérima Philbert, leaders of the National Union of Beninese Pupils and Students (UNSEB) Wednesday appeared before a magistrate court in Cotonou to answer criminal charges, legal sources said. Full text...

  • Anxiety grips Kenya's sacked air traffic controllers
    10 april 2002 14:23:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- Anxiety has gripped Kenyan air traffic controllers who have been dismissed at Mombasa's Moi International Airport as the government continued to hand out dismissal and suspension letters. Full text...

  • EU assists refugees in Zambia with 3 million Euro
    10 april 2002 11:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The European Commission's Humanitarian Office (ECHO), is providing three million Euro to help the Zambian government address refugee problems in the country. Full text...

  • Congo seeks international relief for displaced persons
    09 april 2002 23:18:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Minister of Health and Humanitarian action, Dr Léon Alfred Opimbat on Tuesday appealed for interntional relief assistance for persons displaced by attacks in the Pool area of Congo by Ninja militias since 29 March. Full text...

  • Trade union to protest against impunity in Senegal
    09 april 2002 09:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The National Confederation of Senegal's Workers (CNTS) has decided to stage a peaceful demonstration on 19 April to protest against impunity of those who burned on 21 March the trade unions' offices in Dakar, a union source has said. Full text...

parcours parcours [66] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] [74] [75] [76] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS