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  • PANA correspondents drill in education reporting
    18 february 2002 19:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- PANA correspondents from ten countries Monday began a week-long seminar in Dakar on reporting educational issues. Full text...

  • Kenyan journalists threaten strike
    18 february 2002 14:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Officials of Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) warned Monday that they would call a nationwide strike to protest against the contravention of labour laws in some of the local media houses. Full text...

  • Social upheaval engulfs Algeria
    18 february 2002 11:45:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- There is an escalation in social upheavals in Algeria on the eve of the celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the confederation of trade unions on 24 February whereby workers unions take major decisions. Full text...

  • Classes partially resume at University of Dakar
    15 february 2002 20:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Classes have resumed at three of the five Faculties of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, following a month-long strike by students. Full text...

  • EU gives Angola 7 million dollars humanitarian aid
    13 february 2002 23:52:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has released eight million euros (6,980,000 US dollars) for a humanitarian aid programme in Angola. Full text...

  • Strikers take to the streets in Cotonou
    13 february 2002 20:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- At least 2,000 striking civil workers on Tuesday staged a peaceful demonstration in Cotonou, Benin's business capital, as their industrial action entered its fourth week. Full text...

  • African education network members meet in Dakar
    13 february 2002 19:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Education officials from 25 countries will hold a five-day session in the Senegalese capital from Monday aiming to promote African expertise in educational practices and policies. Full text...

  • Ivorian trade unions plan strikes next week
    13 february 2002 19:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A series of strikes are expected in Cote d'Ivoire next week, trade union sources said in Abidjan Wednesday, quoting decisions taken by a meeting attended by 27 civil service trade unions on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gluttonous Kenyan Girls Suspended From School
    13 february 2002 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan head teacher has suspended a group of High School girls and imposed a "food" fine on them for gluttony and hiding food, a local daily reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Multiple labour strikes in Algeria
    13 february 2002 11:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Bankers and Insurance agents in Algeria have threatened a strike, expected to hurt the country's vital social sector. Full text...

  • IDRC wants to hear more from African experts
    12 february 2002 21:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- International Development and Research Centre's chairperson Maureen O'neil and other senior directors are in Dakar to ascertain whether the priorities on the ground were in line with the organisation's principles. Full text...

  • Thefts in Paris worry African diplomats
    11 february 2002 23:49:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Gabon's Foreign Minister Jean Ping was at the weekend robbed of about 300,000 dollars cash and credit cards in a Paris hotel. Full text...

  • 50,000 dollars raised for Algerian disaster victims
    11 february 2002 21:50:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- About 50,000 US dollars were raised for the victims of the 10 November flood disaster in Algeria during a concert organised last November at Zenith, Paris. Full text...

  • Regional Summit On Street Children Opens In Nairobi
    11 february 2002 15:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A regional Summit on the rights of street children, opened in Nairobi Monday with participants calling for greater efforts to alleviate the plight of the youngsters. Full text...

  • Nigerian Ex-ECOMOG Commander Dies
    10 february 2002 18:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A former Nigerian ECOMOG field commander, retired Brig-Gen. Full text...

  • UNIFEM experts end study visit in Sierra Leone
    08 february 2002 23:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A team of experts from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has concluded a two-week study on the impact of conflict on women and their role in peace building in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe changes colonial era school names
    08 february 2002 11:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- At the end of last year, Bernard Ndlovu, a high school pupil in the Zimbabwe capital Harare, struck a pen-friendship with a Canadian student whose name he had picked from a magazine. Full text...

  • Mauritius to host 8th MINEDAF next December
    07 february 2002 20:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius would in December host the 8th Conference of African Education Ministers (MINEDAF 8), official sources indicated in Port Louis Wednesday. Full text...

  • Algerian banks to go on two-day strike
    07 february 2002 18:47:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Some 45,000 workers in the Algerian banking and insurance sectors plan to embark on a two-day strike beginning 19 February to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • US foundation offers books to Ethiopian institutions
    07 february 2002 15:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- US Ambassador Tibor P. Full text...

  • Police halt taxi drivers' demonstration in Lome
    06 february 2002 19:58:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese police Wednesday dispersed angry taxi drivers, demonstrating against police checks for driver's licence and motorbike helmets. Full text...

  • World Bank funds primary education in Burkina Faso
    05 february 2002 21:43:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso and the World Bank have signed a 32,6-million dollar loan agreement to finance the first stage of a 10-year elementary education development programme in Burkina Faso (PDDEB). Full text...

  • Paris to host Education for All in Africa conference
    05 february 2002 18:24:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A one-day conference to prepare a national plan of action and review basic education for all in French-speaking African countries is planned for next Saturday in Paris. Full text...

  • UN agencies in talks with donors about Somalia
    05 february 2002 13:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Heads of all UN agencies operating in Somalia are holding high level meetings with other donors in Geneva in order to streamline their operations in the strife-torn nation. Full text...

  • Africa has over 80 million disabled people
    05 february 2002 08:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa has more than 80 million people with disabilities, according to estimates issued in Addis Ababa Tuesday by the Pan African Federation of Disabled Persons (PAFOD). Full text...

  • Minister longs for more University graduates in Sierra Leone
    04 february 2002 22:47:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Education and Sports minister Alpha Wurie has expressed dissatisfaction with the low number of graduates turned out by one of Africa's oldest universities, Sierra Leone's Fourah Bay College. Full text...

  • Strike at Dakar University enters fourth week
    04 february 2002 20:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Students at the University of Dakar were Monday into the fourth week of a strike and threatening violence if the Senegalese government remained unresponsive to their grievances. Full text...

  • Sudanese authorities move to stop child smuggling
    04 february 2002 17:41:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese police have launched a campaign against the smuggling of Sudanese children abroad for use as camel riders. Full text...

  • FAO seeks assistance for DRC volcano victims
    04 february 2002 14:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- FAO has launched a 1. Full text...

  • FAO solicits massive aid for DRC volcano victims
    04 february 2002 14:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- The UN food agency, FAO has launched a 1. Full text...

  • Police recover more cash from huge South African robbery
    04 february 2002 11:48:00
    Gweru- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe have announced recovering 155,000 and R158,000 stashed away at a rural home in the central Midlands province which they suspected to be part of the millions of dollars robbers snatched at Johannesburg International Airport last December. Full text...

  • Sudanese commissioner vows to end abductions
    02 february 2002 18:48:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Ahmed el Mufti, chairman of the newly formed Sudanese Commission for the Eradication of Abduction of Women and Children (CEWAC) in civil war affected zones has vowed to wipe out the practice within one year. Full text...

  • Moi Orders Enforcement of Prisoners' Rights
    01 february 2002 13:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Daniel arap Moi has directed the Department of Prisons to apply the UN standard minimum rules for the treatment of offenders to ensure that prisoners' rights are safeguarded. Full text...

  • African Delegates Head for World Social Forum in Brazil
    30 january 2002 20:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Over 100 delegates from African non- governmental organisations will take part in the second World Social Forum opening Thursday in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Full text...

  • Miss Sierra Leone dies in controversy
    29 january 2002 22:15:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Twenty-two year old Anniemaude Cole, who was crowned as Miss Sierra Leone in December 2001, died in Freetown Monday night of burns she sustained almost a week under circumstances still shrouded in mystery. Full text...

  • Benin trade union launches three-day strike
    29 january 2002 20:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's National Organisation of Trade Unions (UNSTB) Tuesday embarked on three-day renewable strike, the union said in a press statement issued in Cotonou. Full text...

  • South Africa sends relief supplies to Goma
    29 january 2002 17:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Authorities said South Africa Tuesday dispatched its first consignment of emergency supplies for victims of the Mount Nyiragongo volcanic eruptions in the DR Congo. Full text...

  • Scheme raises funds for South African schools, clinics, roads
    29 january 2002 14:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Funds generated from a unique initiative in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province have been used to build 55 bridges, provide access to 14 schools and 8 clinics as well as upgrade several roads. Full text...

  • Parliamentarians set up African Education Forum
    24 january 2002 23:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Parliamentarians from nine African countries last Wednesday in Dakar adopted a joint statement in which they pledged to set up an African MPs Forum for Education (FAPED) to promote education on the continent as a basic human right. Full text...

  • Yaounde-based regional Catholic University in crisis
    24 january 2002 23:28:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaounde, Cameroon is currently facing its first crisis ever since its inception 12 years ago, sources in Douala reported. Full text...

  • Calm returns after Somalia clans clash
    24 january 2002 17:25:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Elders and local militiamen in Koryole district of southern Somalia on Thursday managed to stop heavy fighting which erupted Tuesday between two Somali clans in Donburale village. Full text...

  • Germany donates 16.4 million FCFA for storm victims
    24 january 2002 16:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Germany has donated 16. Full text...

  • South Africa to fly relief supplies to Goma
    23 january 2002 16:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Gift of the Givers Foundation, in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs, has announced that it will deliver humanitarian supplies to the 500,000 hungry, displaced and desperate victims of the Mount Nyirangongo volcanic eruption in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • UNICEF donates 60 tonnes of emergency aid to DR Congo victims
    22 january 2002 23:45:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Monday sent 60 extra tonnes of emergency aid to Rwanda and DR Congo to assist hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the volcanic eruption in Goma. Full text...

  • Angolan authorities intercept illegal immigrants
    22 january 2002 22:51:00
    Cabinda- Angola (PANA) -- Sixteen foreigners who attempted to enter Angola illegally at the northern border Province of Cabinda were spotted last weekend by Angolan fishermen. Full text...

  • UNICEF grants Burundi over 32 million dollars
    22 january 2002 22:40:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- UNICEF plans to grant Burundi 32 million dollars to Finance several sauce-educational plans for Burundi's youths over the next three years. Full text...

  • Nigerian government threatens striking Universities
    22 january 2002 20:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The federal government in Nigeria has threatened to cut funding to universities whose lecturers refuse to teach, a reference to the incessant strikes by lecturers in tertiary institutions in the country. Full text...

  • Journalists stage silent protest against Zimbabwe
    22 january 2002 15:26:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Several scores of media and human rights activists staged a silent protest over the weekend at the Zimbabwe High Commission in Windhoek, the Namibian capital, to protest against "repressive laws" in Harare. Full text...

  • Burundi contemplates extension of retirement age
    21 january 2002 23:39:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Following a recent survey, the National Social Security Institute (INSS) has recommended that the Burundi government extend the retirement age of its functionaries from 55 to 60 years for civilians and from 45 to 50 years for the military. Full text...

  • Namibia University in dire straits
    21 january 2002 22:04:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The government Monday stepped in with a loan of nearly one million US dollars to bail out the University of Namibia, as some 800 staff risked going without pay this month. Full text...

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