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  • 27 hospitalised due to food poisoning in Machinga
    06 august 2001 15:21:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Police in Malawi have opened investigations after 27 villagers in the southern district of Machinga, 120 km east of Blantyre, were hospitalised after eating butter beans over the weekend. Full text...

  • Miriam Makeba appointed Goodwill Ambassador to Africa
    06 august 2001 07:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the weekend paid tribute to internationally acclaimed jazz singer, Miriam Makeba, following her appointment as South Africa's Goodwill Ambassador to Africa. Full text...

  • Road safety official harps on the state of roads in Namibia
    05 august 2001 18:26:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Roads Authority chief, Justin Runji, says the country's roads are unsuitable for a speed of more than 120-km per hour. Full text...

  • Murdered Senegalese taxi driver buried
    05 august 2001 18:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A Senegalese taxi driver, Mamadou Yougoudou Gakou, shot dead in the US by two of his passengers suspected to be African-Americans, was buried in Ziguinchor Sunday, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) reported. Full text...

  • Namibians honour late businessman
    05 august 2001 16:34:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- Sympathisers, including senior government officials Saturday paid their last respects to a prominent Namibian businessman Erastus Shakela, who died in a motor accident two weeks ago. Full text...

  • Suspect commits suicide under police custody
    05 august 2001 16:33:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- A suspect arrested in connection with a recent armed robbery in Windhoek, the Namibian capital, has committed suicide at Oshakati, the police said Sunday. Full text...

  • World Beauty Queens for global Youth Forum in Dakar
    05 august 2001 15:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana, the Miss Universe 1999, arrived in Dakar Saturday night for the 4th Youth World Forum being organised by the UN Fund for Population (UNFPA) in the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Crash kills head teacher, injures pupils
    05 august 2001 14:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The head teacher of a top-flight school in Meru, north-east of Nairobi died in a ghastly accident on the Thika-Nairobi highway, that also left 16 pupils of the school injured, press reports said Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenyan maid confiscates baby over pay
    05 august 2001 14:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan maid resorted to holding a her mistress' baby ransom to press for two months unpaid wages, the Sunday Standard newspaper reported. Full text...

  • Nigerian elected president of World Methodist
    05 august 2001 13:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Sunday Mbang, has been elected President of the World Methodist Conference, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Council to fight drugs, alcoholism, prostitution
    05 august 2001 12:44:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Local Council in northern Mauritius Sunday said it would soon go tough on drugs, alcoholism and prostitution. Full text...

  • Youth summit links unemployment to racism
    05 august 2001 12:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's National Youth Summit Against Racism has linked rising unemployment to racism and urged companies that benefited from apartheid to sponsor training programmes for previously disadvantaged youths. Full text...

  • Seven soldiers arrested in Malawi over fraud
    05 august 2001 11:54:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- At least seven soldiers of the Family Allotment Department at the Malawi Army headquarters, in Lilongwe have been arrested in connection with fraud in the department. Full text...

  • Namibia authorities confront malnutrition
    05 august 2001 10:58:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- Oshana regional governor Clemens Kashuupulwa has conceded that under-nutrition was now a big threat to the lives of many Namibian children below the age of five. Full text...

  • Namibian hawkers celebrate day
    05 august 2001 10:42:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Okutumbatumba Hawkers Association (OHA) in Namibia Saturday celebrated 'Hawkers Day' with a call for the public to show street vendors and shebeens some respect. Full text...

  • Accosted thief takes life
    05 august 2001 10:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A man who failed to make good his escape after robbing a jewellery shop in Addis Ababa, killed himself as pursuers closed in on him, Radio Ethiopia reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria to get another newspaper in October
    04 august 2001 17:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to get another national newspaper when the 'Daily Independent' makes its debut 1 October, according to the new paper's co-ordinator, Ted Iwere. Full text...

  • Mauritius forms anti-piracy smuggling unit
    04 august 2001 16:18:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Arts and culture minister Motee Ramdass launched Saturday the anti-piracy smuggling unit in a bid to curb the proliferation of fake products, mainly musical, in the island-nation. Full text...

  • Mauritius to introduce light rail system
    04 august 2001 15:19:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius plans to introduce a light rail system at a cost of 6 billion rupees between Port-Louis and Curepipe, a major town 25 km south of the capital. Full text...

  • Police arrest suspects of two million dollars theft
    03 august 2001 22:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian police Friday arrested three persons in connection with the theft of two million dollars in cash from the Dar es Salaam International Airport on Thursday. Full text...

  • 64 Congolese return from exile in Gabon
    03 august 2001 19:55:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Some 64 Congolese who were exiled in Gabon since 1977 returned to Brazzaville Thursday aboard a government chartered aircraft, state radio reported Friday. Full text...

  • Rising crime rate in Nigeria: A reporter's experience
    03 august 2001 17:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An hour-long, day-time armed robbery in Nigeria's economic hub of Lagos Thursday is one of the most vivid reminders that police are far from winning the war against rising crime wave in the country. Full text...

  • Longest-serving convict struggles with life after jail
    03 august 2001 15:38:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's longest-serving prisoner, Abasi Rabson Khereketekhe, one of the 880 convicts pardoned by President Bakili Muluzi as part of the country's independence anniversary celebration, is coming to terms with life outside the prison walls. Full text...

  • Prostitutes ordered out of Tanzania's mining centres
    03 august 2001 14:06:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian authorities have ordered commercial sex workers that have invaded gold mining sites in the north-western part of the country to quit. Full text...

  • Ivorian youth kills self at Paris family home
    03 august 2001 13:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A 19-year-old Ivorian, Christian Jerome Ake, stunned family members last week shen he plunged to death from the 10th floor of an apartment building in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Kenyan judiciary contemplates pre-marriage HIV tests
    03 august 2001 12:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Attorney General, Amos Wako, has warned that it might in the near future be mandatory for couples entering wedlock to undergo HIV/AIDS tests, in order to check the spread of the pandemic. Full text...

  • Giant cocaine bust on ship near Cape Town
    03 august 2001 08:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- In the biggest drug bust in South African history, police have seized 155 kg of cocaine from a ship in Saldanha Bay near Cape Town. Full text...

  • Tunisia judge regains post
    02 august 2001 23:34:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian Judge Mokhtar Yahyaoui has been reinstated after a few weeks of suspension after he had denounced what he termed as the "disastrous situation" within the country's legal system. Full text...

  • Former regional president charged with misuse of public funds
    02 august 2001 22:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA -- A former president of Ethiopia's Southern Regional State, Abate Kisho, was taken to court Thursday in Addis Ababa to answer charges of misappropriating nine million dollars while in office. ) Full text...

  • Chadian parents call for return of Libya-based students
    02 august 2001 21:18:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- About 50 Chadian parents have asked the ministry of higher education to withdraw all their children currently studying in Libya. Full text...

  • Defence lawyers abandon penniless Namibians on treason trial
    02 august 2001 20:39:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The trial of 125 persons facing treason charges at the Namibian high court came to a standstill Thursday after their only remaining defence counsel opted out. Full text...

  • Nigerian airport workers suspend strike
    02 august 2001 19:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Normalcy returned to Nigerian airports Thursday as striking workers suspended their one-day work stoppage to press for payment of two months arrears of salary for May and June 2000. Full text...

  • Journalist testifies in Cardoso's murder case
    02 august 2001 19:30:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Maputo City Judicial Court has started hearing fresh witness accounts in connection with the murder in November 2000 of journalist Carlos Cardoso, reports Thursday's issue of the independent newsheet "Metical". Full text...

  • Afrovita de-mines 850,000 square metres
    02 august 2001 18:56:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Mozambican NGO, African Association for Demining and Development, or Afrovita, is to hand over to government some 85 hectares of de-mined land owned by the Police Basic Training Centre in Matalane, in the Maputo district of Marracuene. Full text...

  • WCAR: Religious authorities pledge to tackle racism
    02 august 2001 17:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The National Religious Leaders Forum (NRLF) in South Africa has pledged to work within religious communities to eradicate racism, in line with the objectives of the World Conference on Racism in Durban later this month. Full text...

  • Three workers die in lunch hour tragedy
    02 august 2001 17:40:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Blantyre's Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital was Thursday the scene of chaos as blood-socked survivors of a freak accident at Firestone Tyres were being wheeled in. Full text...

  • Woman in racist attack fears for her son's life
    02 august 2001 12:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The victim of a bizarre racial attack in South Africa's Southern Cape, says she has moved her three-year-old son to a place of safety because white racists have threatened to kill him. Full text...

  • Senegalese in Gabon want to return home
    02 august 2001 11:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some 700 Senegalese nationals in Gabon have appealed to President Abdoulaye Wade to assist with their repatriation, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) reported Thursday. Full text...

  • World Council of Churches leader to visit Botswana
    02 august 2001 10:53:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Full text...

  • Restaurant drops Mandela's name
    02 august 2001 10:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A fast-food restaurant in Cape Town which used former South African President Nelson Mandela's name, is being forced to change its title after Mandela's lawyers threatened legal action. Full text...

  • Burundi pupils learn AIDS prevention
    02 august 2001 09:48:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 100 pupils from 10 secondary schools in Bujumbura, Wednesday began a three-day training in the Burundi capital, on AIDS prevention and control. Full text...

  • Senegal to host 4th World Youth Forum
    02 august 2001 09:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A four-day fourth World Youth Forum, bringing together over 300 delegates including 40 Senegalese, opens 5 August in Dakar, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) reported. Full text...

  • Ivorian govt. to end State ownership of the press
    02 august 2001 08:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Communications and Technology Minister Lia-bi Douayoua, says the government plans to relinquish State ownership of the press in the country. Full text...

  • Protestors plan to disrupt antiracism Conference
    01 august 2001 23:50:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- As many as 15,000 protestors could descend on Durban's venue of the UN World Conference against Racism starting at the end of August. Full text...

  • SABC apologises to Nujoma over interview
    01 august 2001 22:57:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- South African Broadcasting Corporation has apologised for quoting Namibian President Sam Nujoma "out of context" in a documentary programme aired last month, The Namibian, an independent newspaper, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Anger over racist attack on butchery owner
    01 august 2001 21:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Police in South Africa are investigating a bizarre racially-motivated attack in the southern Cape town of George, where a white woman was attacked by two men who carved the letter "K" on her breast. Full text...

  • Armed men rob 300 million FCFA from Abidjan bank
    01 august 2001 21:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Three armed men on Tuesday morning got away with 300 million FCFA from a branch of the West African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's business capital, a local daily, Douze, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Five More Arrests To Follow In Malawi Telecomms Scam
    01 august 2001 20:58:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's anti-corruption bureau disclosed Wednesday that its detectives were pursuing five more persons in connection with suspicious contracts issued by the state-owned telecommunications company. Full text...

  • UN launches peace boat in DR Congo
    01 august 2001 20:52:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- United Nations authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday launched the first river boat convoy "Boboto" or "Peace Boar" from Kinshasa to Mogalo, 1,250 km along the Lua River. Full text...

  • Opposition party reveals gun-licensing abuse
    01 august 2001 20:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy Leader of the Democratic Alliance Marthinus van Schalkwyk on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Central Firearms Registry and the Minister of Safety and Security, Steve Tshwete. Full text...

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