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  • 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...

  • East African employers want labour fine-tuned for globalisation
    21 january 2002 20:35:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The East African Economic and Social Forum focusing on the harmonisation of social and economic policies in East Africa has called for the adoption of labour market codes consistent with globalisation. Full text...

  • Govt undertakes emergency measures for Goma residents
    20 january 2002 18:21:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government decided has released an emergency aid worth 450 million Congolese francs (about 1. Full text...

  • Reunion packages relief aid Monday to volcano victims
    20 january 2002 16:51:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion's Red Cross said it would on Monday send a DC-8 aircraft containing more than 20 tonnes of relief items for persons displaced the Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern part of DR Congo. Full text...

  • Mozambique Plans Expansion of Secondary Education
    19 january 2002 17:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Education authorities in Mozambique are considering the introduction of special exams for pupils not integrated in the formal school system, but are taking lessons through distance learning, or are studying individually. Full text...

  • Students go on hunger strike in Abidjan
    19 january 2002 16:42:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 20 students, expelled from Yamoussoukro Polytechnic Institute because of underperformance, are on a hunger strike since Wednesday to press their demand for readmission. Full text...

  • Missing transport minister returns to Khartoum
    19 january 2002 16:17:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's transport minister, Lam Akol, who had gone missing for several days after his annual leave ended, has returned to Khartoum to resume his duties, Khartoum press reports said Saturday. Full text...

  • Britain Funds Repair of Sierra Leone Defence Headquarters
    19 january 2002 15:07:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Britain has spent 800,000 pounds on conversion of a hotel building to be used as the headquarters of the Sierra Leonean defence ministry and centre of operations for the British military detachment. Full text...

  • Teachers in Bissau threaten to resume strike
    18 january 2002 17:17:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The national Teacher's Union in Guinea-Bissau, which ended a nine-day strike Friday, has threatened to resume the industrial action in 24 hours should the government fail to meet the teachers' demands. Full text...

  • Cape Verde Readies for Computerised Public Administration
    17 january 2002 23:08:00
    Praia-Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde will start computerised management of public administration this year, Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves has announced. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone Trims Police Force
    17 january 2002 19:03:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone police force announced Thursday that it has sent over 250 of its members on retirement leave as a result of the ongoing restructuring of the force. Full text...

  • UNICEF earmarks 100 million dollars for Sudan
    17 january 2002 18:54:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan and the UNICEF Thursday signed an agreement under which the world body's children's agency will provide 100 million US dollars to fund health, water and education projects between 2002-2006. Full text...

  • Director of ILO Africa's Office visits Senegal
    16 january 2002 23:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The director of the regional office of the ILO for Africa, Regina Amadi-Njoku is Dakar to attend the Pan-African conference on the role of the private in the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Full text...

  • Elephant visits fruit vendor, attracted by mango aroma
    16 january 2002 13:00:00
    Kariba- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A fruit vendor in the Zimbabwean resort town of Kariba was Wednesday thanking his Gods for sparing his life after a marauding elephant, attracted by an aroma of mangoes in his house, broke its roof and snatched a bag of the fruit, but left him unharmed. Full text...

  • Ivorian primary school teachers on strike
    15 january 2002 23:22:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A strike by teachers demanding for higher wages paralysed primary schools in Cote in d'Ivoire Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates 250 refugees from Guinea
    14 january 2002 21:04:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A total of 250 Sierra Leonean refugees have been repatriated from neighbouring Guinea, a spokesperson for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Isha Blyden said in Freetown. Full text...

  • Kenya authorities dismiss report on police killings
    14 january 2002 16:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Police Monday dismissed local press reports implicating the force in several killings recorded last year. Full text...

  • 25 feared killed in Nigerian clash
    13 january 2002 15:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least 25 members of the Yoruba Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) were feared to have been killed during Saturday's clash with guards at the palace of the traditional ruler of Owo, in Nigeria's south-west Ondo state, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Four Killed in Kenyan Communal Clashes
    13 january 2002 11:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Communal clashes that last year claimed more than 100 lives in Kenya's south-eastern Tana District, flared up again this weekend with four deaths reported. Full text...

  • S. Africa, Zimbabwe police arrest armed robbery suspects
    12 january 2002 12:46:00
    Bulawayo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A combined operation by Zimbabwe and South African police to hunt down armed criminals who stole 117 million rand (nine million US dollars) from the Johannesburg International Airport in December has netted 13 suspects in Zimbabwe, a police spokesman said Saturday. Full text...

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