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  • 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...

  • Kabbah seeks assistance for the blind in Sierra Leone
    11 january 2002 17:54:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone has asked the Danish Association of the Blind for assistance to tap the potentials of blind persons in the country. Full text...

  • Tanzania wants refugees out
    11 january 2002 14:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- President Benjamin Mkapa has called for a repatriation of thousands of refugees sheltered in Tanzania, local papers reported Friday. Full text...

  • Teachers on strike in Guinea Bissau
    09 january 2002 11:51:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Teachers in Guinea Bissau are on the second day of a nine day strike called by the National Teachers' Union (SINAPROF) to protest against government's refusal to honour an agreement signed on 10 October 2001. Full text...

  • UK minister supports free press in Kenya
    08 january 2002 21:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Visiting British Minister Baroness Valerie Amos said her government supported a free and vibrant press in Kenya. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean teachers go on strike
    08 january 2002 20:42:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Primary and secondary school teachers in Sierra Leone Tuesday began a nation-side strike to press for the payment of salary arrears and allowances, union officials explained. Full text...

  • Ethiopians celebrate Christmas on 7 January
    06 january 2002 16:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Unlike elsewhere in the world where the Gregorian calendar holds sway, Ethiopians keeping to the ancient Julian calendar would on Monday, 7 January, celebrate Christmas. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe police fish largest marijuana haul
    06 january 2002 14:13:00
    Nyazura- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in the eastern city of Nyazura in Zimbabwe Sunday fished out more than 1,600 kg of marijuana at a roadblock, the largest drug haul ever made in the country. Full text...

  • Train crushes herdboy taking nap on rail tracks
    06 january 2002 13:10:00
    Zvishavane- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A herd boy in central Zimbabwe was crushed to death by a train on Christmas Day after he took a nap on a rail track, a local newspaper reported Sunday. Full text...

  • More than 29,000 crimes committed in Sierra Leone last year
    05 january 2002 18:44:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A total of 29,364 crimes were committed in government controlled areas in Sierra Leone from 1 January to 31 December 2001, says a police report issued in Freetown Saturday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe newspaper group thrusts sales abroad
    03 january 2002 21:29:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's state-controlled newspaper publishing company said Thursday it had expanded sales to regional countries and Europe to counter the country's growing negative publicity by the foreign media. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone Teachers Threaten to Strike Over Wages
    03 january 2002 19:31:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Exerting pressure on government to pay up their overdue wages, teachers in Sierra Leone have threatened a strike Monday when schools are due to open. Full text...

  • 1.4 million US dollars required for Social Centres in Angola
    03 january 2002 10:08:00
    Lubango- Angola (PANA) -- Some 1. Full text...

  • Angola registers significant fall in crime rate
    03 january 2002 08:59:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Police in Luanda Wednesday reported a significant fall in the rate of crime committed in the country during end of year festivities. Full text...

  • Accidents kill nearly 100 in Zimbabwe's festival season
    02 january 2002 19:32:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe said in Harare Wednesday that nine people had died in separate car accidents on New Year's Day, bringing the Christmas and end of year holiday death toll on the country's roads to nearly 100. Full text...

  • Benin's public radio and television employees end strike
    31 december 2001 12:44:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Employees of the Benin Radio and Television Office (ORTB) have abandoned a two-day strike meant to protest against telephone, electricity and water cuts that they have been subjected to in their workplace in the past two weeks. Full text...

  • Priest demands only bank notes - not coins - from congregation
    31 december 2001 10:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An enraged priest returned to the faithful who had gathered for a Sunday church service all the coins they offered during a collection, saying he wanted only high denomination bank notes instead of the low value metals. Full text...

  • Gala night to promote solidarity against poverty in Burkina Faso
    31 december 2001 09:44:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkinabe ministry of Social Action and National Solidarity organised a gala night over the weekend to appeal to the generosity of Burkinabe with the aim of promoting solidarity in the fight against poverty. Full text...

  • Locally comedy breaks South African box office record
    30 december 2001 20:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A locally produced comedy about a white witchdoctor's folly has broken several South African box office records to earn more than 17 million rands. Full text...

  • Slang impedes language performance in Kenya
    29 december 2001 16:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Even as this year's top candidates in Kenya's primary school examination bask in glory, education administrators are alarmed at the negative impact slang was having on language performance. Full text...

  • Strike disrupts work on Chad-Cameroon pipeline
    29 december 2001 11:16:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- African workers on the construction site of the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline have gone on an indefinite strike on the Cameroonian side of the project. Full text...

  • Mozambique deports 140 Zimbabweans
    28 december 2001 12:18:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Mozambique has deported 140 Zimbabweans in the past few days, while 80 others are detained in jail as part of a crackdown on aliens by authorities in Maputo, a local newspaper reported Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya releases primary examination results
    27 december 2001 20:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Education minister Henry Kosgey Thursday released results of the 2001 primary education examination noting a marked improvement over last year's performance. Full text...

  • Mauritius Minister Promises Sacked Workers New Jobs
    27 december 2001 14:27:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Labour and Industrial Relations Minister Showkutally Soodhun has told 500 workers retrenched by textile mills that they would soon be reemployed. Full text...

  • 70 motorists in Zimbabwe die in holiday accidents
    26 december 2001 18:54:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe Wednesday reported a sharp increase in road accident deaths over the Christmas holidays, which they mainly attributed to drunken driving. Full text...

  • Niger maintains freeze on wage increments
    26 december 2001 12:09:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger Prime Minister Hama Amadou has said that despite some improvement in the economy over the past two years, the government's financial situation does not allow a regular increase in salaries of civil servants. Full text...

  • Niger's ruling party condemned for roughing up journalists
    25 december 2001 18:03:00
    Niamey Niger (PANA) -- A union catering for private journalists in Niger has condemned the ruling National Movement for Development Society for exercising violence against local and international press journalists who covered the recent 4th congress. Full text...

  • Scores Die In Zimbabwe Road Accidents
    25 december 2001 09:44:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe Tuesday reported 24 deaths and more than 60 injuries from separate road accidents country-wide over the Christmas holidays. Full text...

  • Christmas travel rush claims 14 lives in Kenya
    24 december 2001 09:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Fourteen people have been killed in road accidents in Kenya, following the mad rush by thousands of people heading homeward from Nairobi for the Christmas holidays. Full text...

  • Suspected swindler gets over 54,000 dollars from Kigali bank
    22 december 2001 17:47:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda's Bank of Commerce and Industrial Development (BCDI) has reportedly lost more than 54,000 US dollars to a suspected Canadian swindler, a newspaper reported in Kigali Saturday. Full text...

  • Police shoot schoolboy to death in town riots
    22 december 2001 17:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kisii district policemen in south western Kenya Friday shot dead a school boy and shattered the leg of another following riots prompted by the death of a woman while in police custody. Full text...

  • President Moi Pays Tribute to Senghor
    22 december 2001 10:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Daniel arap Moi of Kenya has paid glowing tribute to former Senegalese President, Leopold Sedar Senghor, who passed away Thursday at the ripe age of 95. Full text...

  • African aviation safety agency experiences downturn
    21 december 2001 22:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The board of directors of the Dakar-based African aviation safety agency (ASECNA) Friday urged the company's general manager, Ousmane Issoufou Oubandawaki, to devise strategies that would put ASECNA on par with its counterparts in the world. Full text...

  • Over 1700 former Hutu rebels return to their villages
    21 december 2001 19:56:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- More than 1700 Hutu rebels captured by the Rwandan army in the country's Northwest last May on Thursday returned to their villages of origin after completing six months of political re-education, official sources reported Friday The fighters belonged to a force of more than 4,000 combatants from the defeated former Hutu-dominated Rwandan government army, which had launched an offensive from north-eastern Congo in late May 2001. Full text...

  • Dozens injured as Pretoria shopping centre collapses
    20 december 2001 22:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- About 50 people, most of them children, were injured and many more have been trapped after the roof of a large shopping centre in Pretoria collapsed Thursday afternoon. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to get World Food Programme assistance
    20 december 2001 21:07:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- World Food Programme (WFP) has agreed to provide Zimbabwe with emergency food aid worth 60 million US dollars to avert starvation in the southern African country, officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • WFP to give Zimbabwe food assistance
    20 december 2001 20:09:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The World Food Programme has agreed to provide Zimbabwe with emergency food aid worth 60 million US dollars to avert starvation in the southern African country, officials said Thursday in Harare. Full text...

  • Kenyan man vandalises statues in cathedral
    20 december 2001 11:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities Thursday confirmed they have locked up a man who made his way into the Holy Family Basilica Cathedral Church in Nairobi and beheaded some of the most sacred icons of the Roman Catholic faith. Full text...

  • Lack of funds hamper landmine awareness in Ethiopia
    19 december 2001 23:38:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UNICEF supported landmine awareness activities targeting children in Tigray and Afar regions of Ethiopia will begin a progressive reduction in scope and technical coverage beginning January due to lack funds, UNICEF said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sexual exploitation of children in Kenya is real
    19 december 2001 16:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- They come in droves, arriving in Nairobi as early as 6. Full text...

  • FGM goes high on Kenya's public agenda
    19 december 2001 08:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Even as he announced a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) last week, President Daniel arap Moi and top aides had little doubt that it would take more than an injunction from even the highest authority to stem the practice in Kenya. Full text...

  • Rwanda's Gacaca trials slated to begin by May 2002
    18 december 2001 19:28:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Trials under Rwanda's traditional courts known as "Gacaca" are set to begin in May 2002, judicial sources said in Kigali Tuesday. Full text...

  • ILO suggests ways to combat child trafficking
    18 december 2001 14:00:00
    Yokohama- Japan (PANA) -- Due to its trans-national nature, the trafficking of children around the world has to be addressed not only within a country, but also among all countries concerned at bilateral and international levels, the International Labour Organisation has suggested. Full text...

  • Child sexual abuse is a growing phenomenon in West Africa
    18 december 2001 13:28:00
    Yokohama- Japan (PANA) -- Laws of west and central African countries do not provide for the protection of children from sexual exploitation for commercial purposes, UNICEF says in a regional report presented Tuesday at the ongoing Second World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Yokohama, Japan. Full text...

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