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  • Supreme Court dismisses ex-Army Chief's appeal
    14 july 2001 15:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The murder trial of Nigeria's former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Full text...

  • Namibian grape worker stay strike action
    14 july 2001 14:56:00
    Keetmanshoop- Namibia (PANA) -- Workers at a grape company in Namibia's Aussenkehr Valley have put on hold a strike action earlier planned to start Friday. Full text...

  • Baby dies in Namibia fire blaze
    14 july 2001 14:38:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- Police in the Namibian district of Outapi, Omusati region are investigating the death of a nine- month-old baby in a fire blaze. Full text...

  • Teachers stage protest in Port Louis
    14 july 2001 14:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 1,000 primary school teachers took to the streets of the capital Port Louis Saturday to protest against educational reforms which they said did not take into account teachers' welfare. Full text...

  • Newspaper management slams striking workers
    14 july 2001 14:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The management of Nigeria's privately-owned Guardian newspaper, which has been off the streets for the past five days due to a workers' strike, has slammed the workers for breaching procedural agreement and industrial relations. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe plans laws to curb "unprofessional journalism"
    14 july 2001 13:35:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwean government said Saturday that it would enact legislation to curb unprofessionalism among journalists which it argues has become rampant in the country, particularly in the private media. Full text...

  • Eight Pakistanis arrested for forgery
    14 july 2001 10:58:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Eight Pakistanis have been arrested in Khartoum for forging official documents, police said Saturday. Full text...

  • Two airforce pilots killed in plane crash
    14 july 2001 10:21:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Two airforce pilots were killed Friday when their helicopter crashed in Unity State of southern Sudan, the army said Saturday. Full text...

  • Topmost female cop forced to retire
    14 july 2001 10:12:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mary Mangwiza Manyusa, has been forced into early retirement following allegations that she paid herself over 500,000 kwacha (6,700 US dollars) for food items she never supplied to her own force. Full text...

  • Population Day reminds Burundi of its severe density
    13 july 2001 23:17:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The observation of World Population Day this week was occasion for the authorities in Bujumbura to reflect on Burundi's high population density. Full text...

  • COSATU condemns Zimbabwe police action against union leader
    13 july 2001 23:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The influential Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Friday said it has taken serious exception to the behaviour of the Zimbabwe police in arresting and questioning the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), Wellington Chibebe. Full text...

  • Mauritius police seize heroin
    13 july 2001 22:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Police in Mauritius Friday reported the seizure of 2,5 kg of heroine in a flat in Belle- Rose, 15 km south of Port Louis. Full text...

  • African staff accuse UN of discrimination
    13 july 2001 22:45:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN, which prides itself as an organisation founded to promote harmony in human relations, has been accused of racial discrimination, intolerance and bigotry against its employees. Full text...

  • UNESCO condemns murder of Angolan, Ukrainian journalists
    13 july 2001 21:08:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura, Friday condemned last week's killings in separate incidents of Angolan and Ukrainian journalists. Full text...

  • Armed robbers steal 36 million naira from Lagos Bank
    13 july 2001 19:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the latest of their many daring raids in Nigeria's economic capital in recent times, armed robbers have stolen 36 million naira from a commercial bank in Lagos, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Newspaper management, workers to discuss strike
    13 july 2001 19:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Striking workers of Nigeria's privately newspaper, The Guardian, were due to meet with the paper's management Friday to finds ways of ending a five-day work stoppage. Full text...

  • Govt rejects request for airfare hike
    13 july 2001 14:48:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the second time this year, Nigeria's federal government has rejected requests for an increase in fares on international routes. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone to conduct census next year
    13 july 2001 14:30:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- There are plans to conduct a national census in Sierra Leone next year, a UN population officer confirmed Friday in Freetown. Full text...

  • Banjul Police arrest four Guineans for murder
    13 july 2001 13:19:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Police in Banjul have arrested four Guineans in connection with the murder of their compatriot, Momodou Salieh Bah. Full text...

  • Brewery shuts sales offices in Sharia States
    13 july 2001 13:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Jos International Breweries in northern Nigeria has shut its sales offices in the states implementing the 'Sharia' Islamic legal code, press reports said Friday. Full text...

  • West Africans fleeing from Liberia arrive in Freetown
    13 july 2001 12:48:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- At least 200 nationals from five West African states have arrived in Freetown by boat after escaping from civil war in Liberia. Full text...

  • Helderberg victim relatives want new recording analysis
    13 july 2001 11:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Relatives of the victims of the Helderberg plane disaster have appealed to South Africa's Transport Minister Dullah Omar, to institute an independent analysis of the plane's cockpit voice recorder. Full text...

  • Hippo kills 2 Zambian men
    13 july 2001 10:49:00
    Katima Mulilo- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian police are still searching for the bodies of two Zambian men who died in two separate incidents in the Chobe and Zambezi rivers in north- eastern Namibia. Full text...

  • Mozambique seeks post-flood reconstruction assistance
    12 july 2001 22:30:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government Thursday appealed to donors for 132 million US dollars to help repair the havoc wreaked by floods that hit the central part of the country earlier this year. Full text...

  • Namibian soldier charged with murder
    12 july 2001 21:50:00
    Bagani- Namibia (PANA) -- A member of the Namibia Defence Force appeared briefly before a Magistrate's Court Thursday charged with the murder of a villager at Katenture in the Kavango region in June. Full text...

  • Report on Namibian prisons
    12 july 2001 19:58:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Thirteen prisoners escaped from Namibian jails last year, according to the Prisons and Correctional Services Ministry's annual report. Full text...

  • Report looks at security, escapees and sodomy in prisons
    12 july 2001 19:18:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia recorded 13 prisoners escaping from its prisons countrywide last year, says a Ministry of Prisons and Correctional Services annual report. Full text...

  • Bredell land grabbers remind South Africans of reality
    12 july 2001 17:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Land invasions by war veterans in Zimbabwe had in recent months stolen the limelight in the South African press. Full text...

  • Malawian fined for pelting president Muluzi
    12 july 2001 15:26:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A court in Blantyre has fined a 22 year-old man 100 Malawi Kwacha for throwing an empty beer bottle towards President Bakili Muluzi's convoy last month on its way to Sanjika Presidential Palace. Full text...

  • Civil society appeals for stay of eviction
    12 july 2001 12:49:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A few hours ahead of the deadline given to Bredell land occupiers to vacate, South Africa's 'Organised civil society' early on Thursday appealed to the government not to expel them. Full text...

  • Govt. intervenes in newspaper workers' strike
    12 july 2001 10:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As Nigeria's foremost privately- owned newspaper, The Guardian, remains off the streets for the third consecutive day, the federal ministry of labour and productivity Thursday intervened in the dispute that led to the workers' strike at the newspaper. Full text...

  • Opposition accuses government of infringing on the law
    11 july 2001 23:46:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's opposition, united through the Co-ordination of Democratic Forces (CFD), Wednesday accused the government of infringing on the law by dismissing the sultan of Zinder before he has appeared in a court of law. Full text...

  • VC on globalisation challenge to education
    11 july 2001 21:57:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Vice-Chancellor of University of Namibia (UNAM), Peter Katjavivi told a regional workshop Wednesday that the challenge of globalisation and the rapid technological change required adequate funding of educational systems. Full text...

  • Returned workers may have case for compensation
    11 july 2001 21:19:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Labour Minister, Mario Sevene, has admitted that some of the 15,000 former Mozambican migrant workers to East Germany could have a valid case to claim for compensation from the government on grounds of unilateral interruption of their work contracts. Full text...

  • South Africa still has a "whites only" church
    11 july 2001 20:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- More than a decade after the collapse of apartheid, a race row is threatening to divide a Cape Town community after a local church refused to admit non- whites. Full text...

  • Namibia committed to sustainable use of environment
    11 july 2001 19:46:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia is committed to the sustainable utilisation of its natural resources, environment ministry's permanent secretary Tangeni Erkana said Wednesday. Full text...

  • ICRC wartime surgery scheme afoot in Guinea
    11 july 2001 18:50:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A wartime surgery programme elaborated by the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) following a heightening of rebel attacks in Guinea, has been underway in the country since September 2000, Conakry ICRC sources disclosed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Call to reduce gender inequality
    11 july 2001 16:28:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- As Namibia celebrated World Population Day Wednesday, the country's National Population Council (NPC) Director General Saara Kuugongelwa stressed the need to uplift the status of women in society. Full text...

  • Who is the best journalist in Namibia?
    11 july 2001 10:10:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Would you say the press freedom in Namibia is under siege as compared to the press in Swaziland or Angola ? A fortnight ago, King Mswati III signed a decree which effectively silenced critics of the government in particular newspapers which were writing about one of his nine wives. Full text...

  • Life sentence for US embassy bomber
    11 july 2001 08:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A Tanzanian citizen who was arrested in Cape Town shortly after the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa, Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, was Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment. Full text...

  • Man pleads guilty to killing French journalist
    10 july 2001 22:01:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Benjamin Gaeb, 36, who is charged with robbery with aggravating circumstances and the murder of French journalist Heidi von Egidy last year, pleaded guilty in the high court Tuesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS extends moratorium on light weapons
    10 july 2001 21:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has extended its moratorium on light weapons for a second three-year period from July. Full text...

  • Government determined to destroy illegal weapons
    10 july 2001 21:14:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Defence Minister Tobias Dai has reiterated his government's commitment to supporting civil society initiatives to collect and destroy illegal arm in the country, the daily paper "Noticias" reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Official warns thieves stealing Windhoek's historical statues
    10 july 2001 21:04:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A senior Windhoek city official Tuesday issued a stern warning to criminals bent on stealing the city's statues that they law will pursue them wherever they are. Full text...

  • Floods kill 21 in Cameroon
    10 july 2001 14:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Floods and an avalanche of mud have killed 21 people in Limbe area of Cameroon's South-Western province. Full text...

  • Guardian off the streets due to workers' strike
    10 july 2001 14:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's foremost independent newspaper, The Guardian, is off the streets Tuesday as the strike embarked upon by some of its workers entered a second day. Full text...

  • Rights lawyer diagnoses mass exodus of Liberians
    10 july 2001 13:43:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- An outspoken Liberian human rights lawyer said, "many Liberians are leaving the country because they have lost hope" in the government's ability to restore normalcy. Full text...

  • Murder suspect refused bail
    10 july 2001 10:57:00
    Keetmanshoop- Namibia (PANA) -- A 33 year-old man from the southern Namibian Tseiblaagte Township, Barend Jacobus Kennedy, was on Monday denied bail for murder and attempted murder. Full text...

  • Regional anti-drug forum opens in Nairobi
    10 july 2001 10:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Co-ordinators of the Eastern African Inter-ministerial drug committee are attending a three-day forum, which opened Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • People of Zinder origin call for reinstatement of Sultan
    10 july 2001 08:25:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niamey-based natives from Zinder, 850 km east of the capital of Niger, have demanded the re- instatement of their suspended Sultan, Aboubacar Sanda Amadou. Full text...

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