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  • 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...

  • Bangui University lecturers go on strike
    08 april 2002 23:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Part-time lecturers at the University of Bangui went on strike Monday to press for the payment of their two-year wage arrears. Full text...

  • South Africa elected vice chair of World Assembly on ageing
    08 april 2002 09:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa will be represented at the five-day second World Assembly on Ageing, which opens Monday in the Spanish capital of Madrid. Full text...

  • Red Cross urges Zimbabwe to declare drought national disaster
    08 april 2002 09:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- An international humanitarian organisation Monday urged the Zimbabwe government to declare a prevailing drought in the country as a national disaster to allow donors to chip in with food aid. Full text...

  • Kenyan air traffic controllers' strike begins to bite
    06 april 2002 10:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's striking air traffic controllers have ignored back to work orders from the government, vowing to press on their work stoppage until they get better salaries and allowances. Full text...

  • Air Madagascar director ignored by his staff
    05 april 2002 17:07:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Air Madagascar's employees continued their activities despite an announcement by the airline's Director General, James Andrianalisoa, that all flights had been suspended. Full text...

  • Malagasy carriers launch an unlimited strike
    04 april 2002 22:50:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Association of Road Transport Operators (APTR) and the National Council of Road carriers (CNOT) in Madagascar launched a general and unlimited strike Thursday to protest against insecurity on main national roads, union sources said. Full text...

  • Government, unions reach agreement in Guinea-Bissau
    03 april 2002 22:40:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- After long months of negotiations marked by strikes, Prime Minister Alamara Nhasse's new government in Guinea Bissau has reached an agreement with the country's trade unions, averting a strike scheduled to start Wednesday. Full text...

  • Benin officials take drills on labour rights
    03 april 2002 19:20:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 20 representatives from social agencies and Benin's Public Service and Labour ministry are undergoing a trainer-trainee course on fundamental labour principles and rights. Full text...

  • Tripartite meeting focuses on repatriation of Burundian
    03 april 2002 19:04:00
    refugees Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A ministerial level meeting involving the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) opened in the north- western town of Ngara Wednesday, focusing on the voluntary repatriation of thousands of Burundians who have lived in Tanzania as refugees for as long as a quarter century. Full text...

  • Mutiny in Algerian prison leaves 20 dead
    03 april 2002 12:45:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- About 20 people died in a mutiny that broke out Tuesday evening at Chelgoum El-Aid prison, in the Algerian district of Constantine, 450 km east of Algiers, a reliable source disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria consoles British royal family
    03 april 2002 09:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has sent a consolation message to the British royal family and Britons following the death of the Queen Mother, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Road accident kills four in Zimbabwe
    03 april 2002 08:31:00
    Chivhu- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Four people died and scores others injured in the southern town of Chivhu in Zimbabwe Tuesday when a bus overturned and landed on its back. Full text...

  • ILO says HIV/AIDS exacerbates child labour in Africa
    02 april 2002 18:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has observed that the HIV/AIDS pandemic is exacerbating child labour and child abuse problems in Africa. Full text...

  • Kenyan legislators support teachers over strike
    02 april 2002 17:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Members of a key Kenyan parliamentary committee Tuesday declared their intention to submit before the House a report seeking support for the envisaged strike by local teachers on 30 April. Full text...

  • Ivorian magistrates suspend strike to meet Gbagbo
    16 march 2002 19:07:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Magistrates in Côte d'Ivoire Friday evening suspended the week-long nationwide strike they began a day before to demand better working conditions and pay increment, a leader of the aggrieved judges said Saturday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Nigerian university teachers plan to strike Monday
    16 march 2002 15:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian University teachers will embark on a week-long work stoppage beginning next Monday to protest the refusal of the authorities to recall their sacked colleagues, the local media reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Amara Essy launches OAU/AU Website
    16 march 2002 09:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Organisation of African Unity's secretary general Amara Essy on Friday launched the continental body's Website, WWW. Full text...

  • US exhibits terror attack photos in Tanzania
    15 march 2002 17:41:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The US Embassy in Dar es Salaam Friday unveiled a moving photo exhibition in commemoration of the sixth month after the bloody terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va, near Washington, DC,last September. Full text...

  • Judges partially observe Strike in Abidjan
    15 march 2002 16:00:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The one-week strike embarked upon by Ivorian judges Thursday to demand better working conditions and salary increment is not fully being observed in Abidjan where judges were seen going about their normal activities. Full text...

  • Zambian police force media workers to run press at gunpoint
    15 march 2002 15:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Striking journalists from the Times of Zambia have condemned the manner in which Friday's edition of the paper was published as the country's police pointed guns at them in Ndola in the northern Copperbelt. Full text...

  • Cameroonian physical education teachers on strike
    15 march 2002 09:12:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's physical education teachers launched a strike Wednesday in response to a call by the National Organisation of Sports and Physical Education Teachers (ONEEPS), which is protesting against what it called the teachers' "ambiguous status. Full text...

  • US contributes 125 million dollars to UNHCR
    14 march 2002 09:16:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ethiopia said Thursday that the US government has contributed 125 million dollars to the UN agency for its 2002 programmes. Full text...

  • Stray dogs kill two boys in Burundi
    13 march 2002 20:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Packs of stray dogs have bitten and killed two young boys in the central Burundi district of Mushasha, south of Gitega town, the country's news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Cape Verde plans second Public University
    13 march 2002 17:50:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde plans to set up a second State University as part of a government programme to support the youth, Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves, said in Praia. Full text...

  • Ivorian judges start weeklong strike Thursday
    13 march 2002 12:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian judges will start a week- long strike Thursday to demand better working conditions and salary increases, union sources said Abidjan Wednesday. Full text...

  • 13,000 displaced Angolans to be assisted by NGOs
    12 march 2002 16:07:00
    Bailundo- Angola (PANA) -- Some NGOs and UN specialised Agencies are to assist some 13,000 war-displaced persons with humanitarian relief in Angola's central province of Huambo, officials said. Full text...

  • Beninese disabled get 17 million CFA F worth of donations
    12 march 2002 12:03:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Beninese minister of family affairs, social protection and solidarity, Claire Houngan-Ayemona, has presented donations worth 17. Full text...

  • Rights group condemns conditions of Liberian police cells
    11 march 2002 15:37:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Conditions of inmates at police cells in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, are "life-threatening," the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) Director, Frances Johnson Morris, said Monday. Full text...

  • UNHCR prepares repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania
    10 march 2002 11:55:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- About 800,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania will be repatriated over the next six months starting April, authorities in Tanzania have announced. Full text...

  • Death toll at Liberia's displaced centres increases
    09 march 2002 13:53:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The death toll at the various displaced centres in Liberia is on the increase, health ministry officials said Saturday in Monrovia. Full text...

  • EU grants 27 million Euros aid to refugees in Tanzania
    09 march 2002 13:46:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has adopted a humanitarian aid plan worth 27 million Euros for refugees in Tanzania, an official statement said in Brussels. Full text...

  • UN official expresses concern over abuse of refugee children
    09 march 2002 11:44:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A UN official overseeing war- affected children Saturday expressed "grave concern" about recent reports alleging extensive sexual exploitation of children in refugee camps in West Africa. Full text...

  • Ex-chairwoman of French humanitarian body decries NGOs' greed
    07 march 2002 23:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A former chairwoman of the French humanitarian organisation, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), Sylvie Brunel, has denounced the "malfunctioning" of the organisation in Africa and other areas of operation. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean health workers join strike
    07 march 2002 08:54:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Hundreds of health workers in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone Thursday joined a nation wide strike by doctors and nurses to press demands for salary increment and better working conditions. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso distributes 2,463 sheep carcasses to needy
    06 march 2002 22:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkinabe authorities started Wednesday to distribute some 2,463 sheep carcasses to the needy in the country. Full text...

  • DRC "Banyamulenge" refugees stage protest in Bujumbura
    05 march 2002 12:26:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 50 "Banyamulange" refugees, a group of Congolese nationals of Rwandan origin, on Monday staged a brief demonstration in front of the UNHCR office in Bujumbura to press for protection against rampant insecurity. Full text...

  • Taxi drivers' strike cripples Cameroonian capital
    04 march 2002 16:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Police had to intervene in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital Monday where a strike by the taxi drivers paralysed the capital city's transportation system. Full text...

  • One killed, three arrested following Malawi land clashes
    04 march 2002 13:09:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- Three people have been arrested in the northern Malawi border district of Karonga following violent clashes over land that left one dead this past weekend. Full text...

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