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  • Zambian president sues paper over alleged affair
    17 december 2001 14:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba has sued a publisher-owner of a weekly newspaper called "Today" over an item it carried alleging that he was having an affair with Tungwa Chanda, a wife of a detained Lusaka businessman named Archie Malie Mactribouy. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Airforce rescues trapped villagers
    17 december 2001 14:02:00
    Masvingo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe military helicopters Monday made daring flights to rescue 60 villagers trapped on an island in the middle of a flooded river in the south of the country, local civil protection officials said. Full text...

  • Two brides for one Kenyan groom
    17 december 2001 13:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two brides in full wedding regalia and accompanied aides, friends and relatives, turned up to wed a groom in Kenya's western village of Mumias over the weekend. Full text...

  • Burundi to open journalism school, says minister
    17 december 2001 12:14:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian communication minister Albert Mbanerane announced at the weekend that a journalism and communication school would soon be opened in Burundi to end the "current amateurism in Burundian media. Full text...

  • Malawi University closed after a week of violent student unrest
    17 december 2001 11:54:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi University closed Monday following last week's violent student protests, the university's governing body said. Full text...

  • Burkinabe Muslims celebrate Aid El Fitr under peace, forgiveness
    17 december 2001 11:13:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe Muslims Sunday celebrated Aid El Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, under the sign of peace and forgiveness. Full text...

  • Nigeria's parliament to hire Israeli firm for security
    17 december 2001 10:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Parliament plans to hire an Israeli company to provide security at its sprawling complex in Abuja, the private Comet newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • Seven die after train derails in South Africa
    17 december 2001 10:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A train travelling between the South African southern city of Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg derailed near the northern Free State town of Koppies on Sunday, killing at least seven people. Full text...

  • Angolan leader prays for peace in 2002
    17 december 2001 09:55:00
    Benguela- Angola (PANA) -- President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola said Saturday in the southern town of Lobito that peace would come to Angola in 2002. Full text...

  • Python stops wedding ceremony in western Kenya
    16 december 2001 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A nine-foot long famished python with its mouth wide open on Saturday invaded a church, hosting a wedding ceremony in western Kenya, forcing the bride and the groom, officiating clergy and congregation to scamper for their lives, a local weekly reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo sues for peace as Moslems celebrate Eid-el-Fitr
    16 december 2001 13:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for understanding between Christians and Moslems in the country to ensure peace and unity, as Moslems celebrated Eid-el-Fitr Sunday to mark the end of Ramadan. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean chief honours 2,000 virgins
    16 december 2001 12:52:00
    Makoni- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A traditional chief in eastern Zimbabwe Sunday held an elaborate party to honour 2,000 young women in his area for remaining virgins in the "face of rapid moral decay. Full text...

  • Life gets increasingly difficult for Bissau Guineans
    15 december 2001 20:24:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- With about 2 500 people killed, 4 000 houses destroyed and more than 200 000 displaced, civil strife has taken a disquieting toll on Guinea-Bissau. Full text...

  • Conflicts drain ECOWAS resources, dull economic vision
    15 december 2001 19:54:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Heralded as a new impetus in Africa's bid for economic integration, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is, 26 years on, having to grapple with political instability at the expense of needed economic focus. Full text...

  • Pay raise extends to Senegal's private sector
    15 december 2001 18:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Private sector workers in Senegal would from next January get a pay raise of between 4 and 8 percent, with the higher hikes going to workers of the lower categories. Full text...

  • Britain funds drought operation in Kenya
    15 december 2001 18:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has received a cash donation of 2,250,000 pounds from the British Government. Full text...

  • Child defilement rife in Rwanda
    15 december 2001 17:45:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Child defilement is on the increase in Rwanda where young girls and even babies are raped by adults, human rights activists in Kigali reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Plane crash in DR Congo kills six
    15 december 2001 17:20:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A plane crash Friday in eastern DR Congo killed six people, rebel officials in Bunia reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Violence in Malawi as students collect body of slain mate
    15 december 2001 15:46:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Violence flared again in Blantyre Saturday, as Malawi University students protested the death of a mate, Fanikiso Phiri, shot Tuesday by police. Full text...

  • Fellow Nigerian's 10-million-dollar suit hangs on Miss World
    15 december 2001 15:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Still basking in the euphoria of her victory in the Miss World Pageant 2001, Nigeria's Agbani Darego may be dragged to court, after a fellow beauty queen accused her of misrepresentation. Full text...

  • Angola wants renewal of laws protecting refugees
    15 december 2001 14:15:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- Angolan welfare minister, Albino Malungo, has underscored the need to revitalise the organs responsible for the protection of refugees, the Angolan news agency (Angop) has reported. Full text...

  • Nigerian police deny releasing murder suspects
    15 december 2001 13:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Moving quickly to douse rising ethnic tension over the killing of an ethnic Igbo driver by suspected Moslem fundamentalists in Nigeria's northern Kano State earlier in the week, the state police have denied rumours that those arrested over the killing have been released. Full text...

  • Nigerian labour plans polls boycott over electoral act
    15 december 2001 12:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's organised labour has said it will soon embark on a massive, nation-wide campaign to mobilise citizens to boycott future elections in the country, in protest against the controversial electoral bill signed into law by President Olusegun Obasanjo last week. Full text...

  • Mozambique arrests 43 illegal aliens
    15 december 2001 11:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican police have arrested 43 illegal immigrants in the southern city of Matola as part of a police crackdown to ensure order and tranquillity during the festive season, the daily "Noticias" reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Flooding isolates Mozambican City
    15 december 2001 11:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The southern Mozambican city of Inhambane is virtually cut off from the rest of the country by road due to flooding in the Jangamo peninsula, Radio Mozambique reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroon suffers from water and power cuts
    15 december 2001 10:45:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Residents of the Cameroon city of Douala have been experiencing frequent water and power cuts in the past two weeks. Full text...

  • Rights group accuses Burundi's paramilitary of killings, rapes
    14 december 2001 21:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Government-sponsored paramilitary forces known as "Guardians of the Peace" have committed many killings, rapes and other crimes over the last four years in Burundi, Human Rights Watch charged Friday. Full text...

  • Bouteflika pardons 116 prisoners on death row
    14 december 2001 21:41:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Some 116 prisoners condemned to death for violating the common law in Algeria, have been pardoned by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, an official statement said. Full text...

  • Foundation secures release of 177 Libyan prisoners
    14 december 2001 21:27:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The International Foundation of Charity Associations (FKIAC), or the Kadhafi Foundation, named after Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, has secured the release of 177 Libyan prisoners convicted for various offences. Full text...

  • ANC youth leaguers take tough stance on gangsters
    14 december 2001 20:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) and the Free State Provincial Government have formed a united powerful force to fight against gangsters in Bethlehem. Full text...

  • Muluzi inaugurates panel on Reggae King's death
    14 december 2001 20:31:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawian President Bakili Muluzi has inaugurated a Commission of inquiry into the November death in police custody of Reggae musician Evison Matafale. Full text...

  • UNICEF reviews funding for Tanzanian operations
    14 december 2001 19:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Friday approved a financial commitment of about 38 million US dollars to reinforce its operations in Tanzania between January 2002 and December 2006. Full text...

  • Senghor hospitalised in France for heart problems
    14 december 2001 17:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Former Senegalese President Leopold Sedor Senghor has been hospitalised in the north-west of France for suspected critical heart problems, authoritative French sources said Friday in Paris. Full text...

  • Christians in Malawi shun Eid El Fitr on Monday
    14 december 2001 17:25:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Christians in Malawi Friday said they would shun the Muslim holiday scheduled on Monday to mark the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan, though President Bakili Muluzi declared the day to be so observed. Full text...

  • Memorial service held for liberation hero Donald Woods
    14 december 2001 16:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A memorial service for former anti-apartheid activist and newspaper editor Donald Woods, who died of cancer in August at the age of 68, was held in East London, South Africa on Friday. Full text...

  • Anti-crime strategy pays dividends in South Africa
    14 december 2001 12:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Cellphone thefts have been identified as the major cause of the rise in aggravated robbery and insurance fraud in South Africa. Full text...

  • Theme park opens in Bamako
    13 december 2001 23:17:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A theme park worth 2 000 million francs CFA has gone operational in Bamako, making come true the dreams of thousands of children in the Malian capital. Full text...

  • Ugandan bishop decries conflicts in Africa
    13 december 2001 22:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Bishop Nelson Onono Onweng of Ugandan bishop Thursday in Paris urged Africans to lobby for peace as the best avenue for continental unity without which the visions currently being espoused to lift Africa out of the socio-economic doldrums would be hindered. Full text...

  • Education minister briefs Mozambican parliament
    13 december 2001 20:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- There has been an increase this year of almost six percent in the number of first level primary schools (grade one to five) in Mozambique, according to Education Minister Alcido Nguenha. Full text...

  • Mozambican govt did not order police attack on protestors - PM
    13 december 2001 20:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi Thursday denied that his government had ordered the riot police to break up a demonstration outside the country's parliament last week. Full text...

  • Angolan Archbishop wins Andrei Sakharov Award
    13 december 2001 19:44:00
    Strasbourg- France (PANA) -- Don Zacarias Kamuenho, archbishop of Lubango (south-western Angola), Wednesday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France received the Andrei Sakharov Award in recognition of his peace activities in Angola. Full text...

  • Clergyman docked for defiling a minor
    13 december 2001 19:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Barely 12 hours after Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi announced tough new rules for rapists and child abusers, a clergyman in Meru District, Eastern Kenya Thursday appeared in court charged with defiling a minor. Full text...

  • US could use Kenya to fight terrorism
    13 december 2001 18:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- As suspicions grow about Somalia harbouring terrorist groups with al Qaeda links, indications are that the US might use neighbouring Kenya as a launch pad for strikes on the Horn of Africa. Full text...

  • Uneasy calm returns to Malawi University
    13 december 2001 15:59:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Some lecture halls opened their doors Thursday after two days of rioting at the University of Malawi's Chancellor College in Zomba some 68 km east of Blantyre, the commercial capital. Full text...

  • Squatters around Douala airport told to pack
    13 december 2001 15:02:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Over 6,500 families of squatters around Douala international airport will have to move after the Cameroonian authorities announced this week that they intend to improve security on all airports. Full text...

  • Report says 58 children are molested daily in South Africa
    13 december 2001 08:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- At least 58 children were victims of rape or attempted rape in South Africa every day of last year, according to a report compiled by the South Africa Institute for Race Relations (SAIRR). Full text...

  • Senegal's war veterans happy with equal pension decision
    12 december 2001 22:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- War veterans in Senegal and other former French colonies are waiting for the implementation of a decision by the French Council of State (CS) to bring their pensions equal to that of their French colleagues, said Alioune Kamara, director of the national office for the veterans of Senegal, Wednesday. Full text...

  • Togo police seize weapons from suspected arms dealers
    12 december 2001 21:47:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo police are holding 97 pump guns, 22 hunting rifles and 10,250 cartridges taken from seven suspected arms dealers, police have said. Full text...

  • Zambian Minister urges protection of child's rights
    12 december 2001 21:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Sports, Youth and Child Development Minister, Peter Chintala Wednesday called for greater efforts for the protection and development of children in the country. Full text...

  • Africans call for workers rights under globalisation
    12 december 2001 20:54:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The president of the Federation of African Workers in France, Gueye Sidi Tidiane, Wednesday in Paris called for a people-centred global economy, concerned with the workers' social security, which was increasingly being eroded under the current context of globalisation. Full text...

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