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  • Nigeria launches census sensitisation campaign
    21 april 2004 10:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ahead of the 2005 population census, Nigeria has launched a campaign to sensitise citizens on the import of demographic data to development. Full text...

  • Benin launches campaign against child trafficking
    21 april 2004 09:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Family, Social Protection and Solidarity minister Massyatou Lauriano Latoundji launched a national campaign here Tuesday evening, against child trafficking in Benin. Full text...

  • Appeal court acquits Moroccan journalists
    21 april 2004 09:41:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Casablanca Appeal Court has annulled a lower court judgement and acquitted three journalists of the 'Aujourd'hui Le Maroc' newspaper who were facing a libel charge filed by a journalist of the Spanish 'El Pais' daily, Ignacio Cembrero. Full text...

  • Tunisia's first private TV station in October
    21 april 2004 09:10:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia's first private television station, The Hannibal Channel, will begin broadcasting via satellite in October, the station's owner, Larbi Nasra, has announced. Full text...

  • Moroccan security officers arrest two with explosives
    20 april 2004 22:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan security officers on Tuesday arrested two people believed to be ringleaders of a local terrorist cell at Berrechid, 120 km south of Rabat. Full text...

  • HRW urges UN Commission to condemn Darfur rights abuses
    20 april 2004 21:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) Tuesday urged the UN Commission on Human Rights to reinstate human rights monitoring in Sudan and strongly condemn abuses in Darfur, west of the country where one of the world's worst human rights and humanitarian crises is unfolding. Full text...

  • Rising student violence troubles Gabonese cabinet
    20 april 2004 16:55:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba was Tuesday presiding over a cabinet meeting essentially devoted to the growing culture of violence among Gabonese students, official sources said. Full text...

  • Murdered Rwandan couple victims of vengeance - Report
    20 april 2004 16:44:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A Rwandan couple killed in Ouesso (Congo) in February were victims of an act of vengeance carried out by two of their compatriots who accused the husband of murdering one of the accused killer's parents during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Full text...

  • Uganda police holding judge over alleged bribery
    20 april 2004 16:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan police in the northern region town of Gulu are holding a judge attached to the region's Chief Magistrate's Court after charging him with bribe extortion from a complainant in a grazing land dispute. Full text...

  • Conflicts fuel illicit arms trade in East Africa - Minister
    20 april 2004 15:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Conflicts in Sudan and Somalia are major sources of the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions, Kenyan Foreign Minister Kalonzo Musyoka said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Monitors confirm violent situation in southern Sudan
    20 april 2004 15:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)'s Verification Monitoring Team (VMT) has confirmed it has evidence of a campaign of violence by forces allied to the Sudanese government against civilians in the Shilluk Kingdom in the Upper Nile region of southern Sudan. Full text...

  • EU takes issue with use of education grants in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 april 2004 13:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has in a statement expressed reservations about the way Ivorian Education minister Amani Guesan Michel used a 14-billion CFA franc grant to the department. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt ministry to halve workforce
    20 april 2004 11:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Panic has gripped staffers at Nigeria's Ministry of Works after the Minister announced plans to sack half of its workforce in a move aimed at repositioning it for better service delivery to the people. Full text...

  • Observers note verdict of appeasement in Burkinabe coup trial
    20 april 2004 11:04:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The verdict at the end of the trial of eleven soldiers and two civilians charged with attempting to overthrow the government of President Blaise Compaore was one of "appeasement," observers acknowledged here on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria retains French firm for ID card project
    20 april 2004 10:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As Nigeria began the distribution of national identity cards, the federal government has justified the retention of French firm SAGEM for the project despite the company's alleged involvement in a 214 million-dollar fraud that slowed down the project. Full text...

  • West African Islamic scholar Cheikh Aboubacar Hassoumi dies
    20 april 2004 09:16:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Cheikh Aboubacar Hassoumi, an Islamic scholar who was known across West Africa died in his native village of Kiota, 100 km northeast of Niamey last Sunday at the ripe age of 90, State radio announced Monday. Full text...

  • Moroccan police nab notorious drug trafficker
    19 april 2004 23:37:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Police in Fez, 200 km north-east of Rabat have arrested a notorious drug trafficker, Talbi Messaoud, who belongs to an international network of drug traffickers following the seizure of eight tonnes of drugs on 5 April at Algesiras port in southern Spain. Full text...

  • UNESCO's Executive Council convenes in Paris
    19 april 2004 22:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The 169th session of the Executive Council of UNESCO opened here Monday with all 15 African countries on the Council and other members present to review the implementation of decisions taken during the 32nd UNESCO General Conference held last October. Full text...

  • Ghana spends $100m on road accidents yearly
    19 april 2004 19:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Statistics on road accidents in Ghana are as chilling as the gruesome pictures that are depicted after the crashes. Full text...

  • 2 killed in Malawi violence
    19 april 2004 18:33:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- At least two people were killed and several others injured following clashes between police and residents of Malawi's southern border town of Nsanje, an opposition stronghold, police said Monday. Full text...

  • Critics want Ghanaian churches to minimise "noise" levels
    19 april 2004 18:18:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, immediate past President of a Ghanaian NGO, Youth in Action, said some churches in the country, like the mines, industries, vehicles and discotheques, were making excessive noise and should be equally checked. Full text...

  • WFP warns of eminent hunger in war zones of Uganda
    19 april 2004 16:53:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Monday warned of an acute shortage of food to feed an estimated needy population of two million, mainly internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Uganda and those in refugee camps in other parts of the country. Full text...

  • Kenya committed to youth development
    19 april 2004 15:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Monday reaffirmed his government's commitment to establish a Youth Council under a youth development policy. Full text...

  • Foreign journalist reported missing in Abidjan
    19 april 2004 14:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The whereabouts of Franco- Canadian journalist Guy Andre Kieffer, reported missing since the weekend in the Ivorian business capital of Abidjan, remains a puzzle, a diplomatic source revealed Monday. Full text...

  • Zambia goes festive as Kaunda marks 80th birthday
    19 april 2004 13:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda, widely considered the 'father of the nation', celebrates his 80th birthday next week Wednesday, and plans have reached an advanced stage to honour him both at home and in South Africa. Full text...

  • Kadhafi calls for abolition of exceptional courts
    19 april 2004 11:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi has called for the abolition of the country exceptional courts and other justice institutions and procedures long considered oppressive by human rights advocates. Full text...

  • Nigerian firm sacks bosses over multi-million dollar fraud
    19 april 2004 11:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- State-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed seven senior managers over their alleged role in a 108-million US dollar fraud related to fuel imports, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • 11 die in road accident in Nigeria
    19 april 2004 10:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Eleven people died in a road accident along the Warri-Benin highway in midwestern Nigeria Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly road crashes in Africa's most populous nation. Full text...

  • Soldiers dislodge protesters from Shell facilities in Nigeria
    19 april 2004 10:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Soldiers in Nigeria's restive, oil-rich Niger Delta region have dislodged locals who took over Shell's oil facility last week to protest against the poor condition of the road leading to their community, press reports said Monday. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire to host third CPAO session
    18 april 2004 19:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire will host the third meeting of the West African Postal Conference (CPAO) in 2005, according to a resolution of the just-ended second meeting of the body held here this week. Full text...

  • US to prop military communication in West African states
    18 april 2004 18:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The United States plans to strengthen military communication networks in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries, said Major General James Darden of the American forces stationed in Germany. Full text...

  • Chissano receives Saint Valentine prize
    18 april 2004 17:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano on Saturday received the St. Full text...

  • Pretoria condemns killing of Hamas leader, Rantissi
    18 april 2004 16:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government Sunday condemned the assassination Saturday in Gaza City of Hamas leader Abdelaziz Rantissi by Israeli air strikes. Full text...

  • Malawi University Closed Following Spate Of Violence
    18 april 2004 15:49:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Education authorities in Malawi have ordered the immediate closure of Chancellor College, the main constituent college of the University of Malawi, following days of violence and vandalism. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates 12 Sierra Leoneans from Mauritania
    18 april 2004 13:04:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The UN Human Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Nouakchoot has facilitated the repatriation of 12 Sierra Leonean refugees to their country of origin. Full text...

  • Kenyan varsity collaborate with foreign institutes
    18 april 2004 12:16:00
    Nakuru- Kenya (PANA) -- One of Kenya's institute of higher learning is collaborating with two foreign universities in distant learning to enable as many Kenyans as possible to access higher education. Full text...

  • Guinean women stage hunger strike in France
    17 april 2004 18:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Thirty-nine Guinean women have began a hunger strike in the northern French city of Lille to press for "decent housing," association sources said Saturday. Full text...

  • Over 600 Liberian combatants disarm
    17 april 2004 18:26:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The disarmament of Liberia combatants entered its third day Saturday, with UN officials reporting over 600 fighters turning in their weapons so far in the central town of Gbarnga, 195 km from the capital. Full text...

  • Uganda police chief irked by rising sexual offences
    17 april 2004 17:53:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Cases of rape and defilement continue to soar in Uganda with little progress at prosecution due to a backlog of the cases at the country's high court, a senior police officer said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Mozambique promised US$98 million education aid by donors
    17 april 2004 16:14:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Donors have pledged 98 million US dollars to Mozambique's education Ministry in support of projects over the coming year, despite a recent scandal over alleged misuse of Swedish aid money by the ministry, national news agency, AIM reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Court adjourns murder trial of former Moroccan athlete
    16 april 2004 22:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- The Appeal Court of Rabat has adjourned to 1 June the trial of former Moroccan athlete Hicham Bouaouich, who is accused of murdering a French gendarme in 2000 in Pont-Saint- Esprit (southeastern France). Full text...

  • Arab Emirates to send 100 tonnes of supplies to Sudan
    16 april 2004 18:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A plane load of 100 tonnes of relief materials is expected here Saturday from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under an agreement signed by the Sudanese government and several Arab and Muslim charity organisations, the national news agency reported Friday. Full text...

  • Nairobi to host Great Lakes illicit arms conference
    16 april 2004 16:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A two-day second ministerial review conference of the Nairobi declaration on the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa opens here next week. Full text...

  • African Archbishops reject funds from US church
    16 april 2004 16:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African Anglican Archbishops meeting here Nairobi have rejected funding from the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA) and gave it a three month ultimatum to apologise following its decision to consecrate an openly gay bishop in September 2003. Full text...

  • West African postmasters convene in Cotonou
    16 april 2004 16:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Regional postmasters Friday continued deliberations on the current postal environment in West Africa as the second ordinary session of the Conference of West African Post Offices (CPAO) entered its second day here. Full text...

  • Nigeria to start distributing national ID cards Monday
    16 april 2004 15:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government announced Friday it would start the much-awaited distribution of the national identity cards to citizens on Monday. Full text...

  • Soldiers shoot dead 7 oil thieves in Nigeria
    16 april 2004 12:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Soldiers of the special security outfit deployed to Nigeria's oil-rich but restive Niger Delta region have shot dead seven youths, who attempted to steal oil barges belonging to the Nigerian subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS security chiefs meet in Abuja
    16 april 2004 10:59:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas has identified the proliferation and circulation of small arms as the reason for the escalation of hostilities in the sub- region. Full text...

  • Kenya reveals multi-million dollar counter-terrorism battle
    16 april 2004 10:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has unveiled a US$650 million reform plan for the country's security aimed at equipping the police force with the tools to combat a growing tide of international terrorism and drug trafficking in the country. Full text...

  • Prosecution, defence plead at trial of Burkinabe coup suspects
    15 april 2004 21:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A military court trying 13 suspects in what the authorities said was a failed attempt to overthrow the government of President Blaise Compaore began hearing pleadings Thursday from the prosecution and defence. Full text...

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