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  • Congolese government determined to pay workers
    03 december 2001 16:35:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Public Service minister Benjamin Mukulungu has affirmed government's determination to continue paying salaries to civil servants working in territories controlled by the rebel Congolese Rally for Democracy and the Congolese Liberation Movement. Full text...

  • Senegal to host first international water show
    03 december 2001 09:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The very first international water show will be held in the Senegalese capital from 4 to 8 December, attended by scientists, experts and professionals working in the various water sub-sectors. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe orders schools to drop colonial names
    02 december 2001 18:29:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government Saturday ordered several schools having colonial names to drop them and adopt new ones reflecting the history and cultural heritage of the country. Full text...

  • ADF funds study on higher education in West Africa
    29 november 2001 19:38:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a grant of 1. Full text...

  • Appeal for humanitarian aid to Burundi and DR of Congo
    28 november 2001 10:16:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Three high-ranking international civil servants have jointly appealed for humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons and refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • Yaounde hosts conference on children's rights, poverty
    27 november 2001 21:54:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- An international conference on poverty and the rights of the African child is underway in Yaounde, with about a hundred delegates from 17 countries attending. Full text...

  • Shop employees form trade union in Madagascar
    27 november 2001 17:47:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- About 20,000 employees of duty-free shops in Madagascar have formed an association to protect their rights and interests, MATERA news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Lawyers condemn intimidation of judges in Guinea-Bissau
    26 november 2001 23:53:00
    Praia- Cape-Verde (PANA) -- The Association of Lawyers from Portuguese-speaking countries (Ad Jus), Monday denounced government's interference with the judiciary in Guinea Bissau. Full text...

  • Air Afrique workers boycott Air France flights
    26 november 2001 22:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Workers of Air Afrique Union (SUTAS) in Senegal, Monday decided to shun Air France flight from Paris, following a boycott call by the Air Afrique umbrella Union for the 11-owner countries of the ailing multinational Company. Full text...

  • Providing For Africa's Senior Citizens
    26 november 2001 17:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The days when children were considered to be the best insurance cover for parents in old age seem to be fast disappearing in most parts of Africa. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe needs 7.3 billion dollars for new homes
    26 november 2001 13:25:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe needs a whopping 400 billion Zimbabwean dollars (about 7. Full text...

  • Mozambican court gives long jail terms to Pakistani drug men
    24 november 2001 16:46:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Inhambane's Provincial Court in southern Mozambique on Friday sentenced five Pakistani citizens to 18 years imprisonment, and four others to 17 years, for drug trafficking, the country's news agency, AIM reported. Full text...

  • Angola holds symposium for integration of the disabled
    24 november 2001 13:01:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola has planned a symposium in Luanda on 30 November to discuss integration of the physically disabled into society. Full text...

  • Senegalese medical team in Algeria on rescue operation
    23 november 2001 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A Senegalese medical team, comprising ten doctors and nurses, led by Ambassador without portfolio, Abdou Latif Gueye, chairman of the Inter-States Organisation -- Africa Helps Africa (AAA) -- left Dakar Friday for Algiers for a fortnight of rescue mission. Full text...

  • Traditional family declining in Reunion
    23 november 2001 17:28:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Modernity has not spared the French protectorate of Reunion, where the traditional family system is crumbling, according to a study by the National Statistics and Economic Studies Institute (INSEE). Full text...

  • 200 Reunion police protest insecurity
    23 november 2001 15:29:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- More than 200 police personnel and workers in the Interior Ministry of the French protectorate of Reunion, Thursday staged a strike to protest difficult working conditions and rising crime rates in the protectorate. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean chief reports disastrous situation in Kono
    22 november 2001 23:19:00
    Kono- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Diseases and malnutrition have been kill more than 10 people every day in Soukodu and Kaikodou towns in eastern Sierra Leone's diamond-rich Kono district, it was revealed Thursday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian pilot grounded over alleged pro-bin Laden talk
    22 november 2001 20:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Airways has grounded one of its pilots because of pro-bin Laden statements he was alleged to have made. Full text...

  • UNFPA budgets 24.5 million dollars for activities in Ethiopia
    22 november 2001 19:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), has allocated 24. Full text...

  • Rwanda hosts International Conference on Genocide Sunday
    22 november 2001 18:05:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda is to host an international conference expected to draw representatives of communities of genocide survivors in different parts of the world, the organisers said Thursday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe finds huge marijuana contraband
    22 november 2001 09:19:00
    Bulawayo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe Wednesday said that they had found a huge contraband of 326 kg of marijuana destined for an undisclosed regional market. Full text...

  • British expatriate worker apologises for insulting workers
    22 november 2001 08:29:00
    Chililabombwe- Zambia (PANA) -- A British manager working for a construction firm in Zambia's central mining town of Chililabombwe was Wednesday forced to apologise publicly to his workers for allegedly making derogatory and racist remarks against them. Full text...

  • Authorities agree on 2.5-percent pay raise in Cape Verde
    21 november 2001 12:27:00
    Praia- Cap Verde (PANA) -- The Cape Verde government and trade unions have agreed to a 2. Full text...

  • Moroccan trade union calls health sector strike
    20 november 2001 22:18:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's National Labour Union has called a 24-hour strike starting Wednesday in the health sector, reports from the union affiliated to Islamic Party for Justice and Development (PJD) said in Rabat Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde trains Portuguese-speaking African officials
    20 november 2001 16:17:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Over eight hundred officials from Portuguese-speaking African countries have undergone administration and management training in Cape Verde since 1996, thanks to a joint project funded by the European Union (EU), according to official sources. Full text...

  • Kenya Hosts Forum On Emergency Management in Africa
    19 november 2001 21:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The first International Conference on Emergency Management in Africa opened Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, with emphasis on how to prevent and tackle the many emergency situations that occur in parts of the continent. Full text...

  • About 14 reported killed in Kenyan communal clashes
    19 november 2001 21:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Between 10 and 14 people were killed during communal clashes in Kenya's Tana River district, South-east of Nairobi, local television stations reported Monday evening. Full text...

  • International NGOs assess situation in Kono district
    19 november 2001 21:21:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Representatives of six International NGOs left Freetown Monday to assess the damage done to Kono district during the decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone and identify ways to render assistance. Full text...

  • Congo affirms commitment to integration of refugees
    19 november 2001 15:10:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have undertaken to work hand in hand to integrate refugees in host communities until they opt to return to their countries of origin. Full text...

  • Floods force 30,000 Algerian pupils out of school
    18 november 2001 18:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The recent floods in Algeria forced 30,000 pupils out of schools within Algiers after their premises were destroyed, educational officials told PANA. Full text...

  • Over 300 Eritreans repatriated from Ethiopia
    18 november 2001 17:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A total of 312 Eritrean civilians have been voluntarily repatriated from Ethiopia, according to a news release issued by the International Red Cross Society (ICRC) in Addis Ababa Sunday. Full text...

  • Tribunal upholds ex-Rwandan official's life jail
    16 november 2001 20:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Efforts by a former Rwanda government official, Alfred Musema, to quash a life sentence passed on him by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for genocide last year, came to naught Friday, after the Tribunal rejected his appeal. Full text...

  • Reunion police to protest Wednesday over insecurity
    16 november 2001 16:32:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Police unions in Reunion have planned to demonstrate next Wednesday to protest against insecurity for police personnel and their insufficient number in the service, union leaders announced on Friday. Full text...

  • South African govt welcomes arrest of arms deal tenderer
    16 november 2001 09:36:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African authorities have welcomed the arrest of Schabir Shaik, brother of the state's arms acquisition chief, who became the third high profile person to be arrested in connection with arms deal irregularities. Full text...

  • Sierra Leoneans demand privatisation of communications firm
    16 november 2001 09:22:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leoneans have demanded the immediate privatisation of the state-owned Telecommunications Company, which they described as "disgraceful and behind times". Full text...

  • Senegalese civil servants get pay raise, extended service
    15 november 2001 22:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye Thursday announced an increase in Public Service salaries effective 1 January 2002, as well as an extension of the retirement age from 55 to 60. Full text...

  • Rwanda Tribunal shifts base to The Hague
    15 november 2001 22:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has joined its sister institution at The Hague from where it would Friday, rule on an appeal against last year's life sentence handed to a former Rwandan top government official, Alfred Musema. Full text...

  • Togo hikes water tariff by 20 percent
    14 november 2001 23:45:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The National Water Company of Togo (RNET), has raised water tariff in the country by 20 percent with effect from this month. Full text...

  • Swedish support for Tanzania's 2002 census
    14 november 2001 20:18:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Sweden authorised Wednesday four million US dollars to support Tanzania's population and housing census slated for August 2002. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe names roads after Nujoma, Nkrumah
    14 november 2001 16:04:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Wednesday named two major streets in Harare after Namibian President Sam Nujoma and Ghana's late founding leader Kwame Nkrumah. Full text...

  • US soldiers injured during training in Nigeria
    14 november 2001 13:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Three US Army soldiers were injured, two of them seriously, during a training accident in Nigeria a fortnight ago, according to the American Consulate General in Lagos. Full text...

  • South Africa marks African University Day
    14 november 2001 12:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The establishment and development of universities in Africa raises fundamental issues of their precise role in African life, said South Africa's Deputy Minister of Education, Mosibudi Mangena. Full text...

  • Cape Verde secures ferry for remote island
    14 november 2001 10:49:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The Cape Verdean government and a shipping firm, Kauberdi Nautico, Tuesday signed a maritime link contract to provide ferry service to Brava, the smallest and far-flung island in the archipelago. Full text...

  • Teachers' strike paralyses Morocco's education sector
    13 november 2001 22:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A teachers' strike Tuesday crippled Morocco's primary and secondary schools. Full text...

  • Bad roads limit public transport in Douala
    13 november 2001 15:04:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian Urban Transport Company, or SOCATUR, has increased its fleet on the streets of Douala by 20 buses to ease the shortage of public transport for the city's two million residents. Full text...

  • Ivorian Swissair employees challenge dismissal
    12 november 2001 22:41:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Thirty-two employees collectively dismissed, as Swissair-Abidjan closed shop, are challenging the procedure used to retrench them, union sources said in the Ivorian capital at the weekend. Full text...

  • Senegalese confederation of unions gets new secretary general
    11 november 2001 19:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mody Guiro, 50, was Saturday laboriously voted new secretary general of the National Confederation of Senegalese Workers (CNTS) after ten hours of electoral haggling. Full text...

  • Kidnapped seamen released after 90 days of captivity
    11 november 2001 13:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- All 34 seamen - including Kenyans, Gambians and Senegalese nationals - who were taken hostage by pirates on the Somali coast in July have finally returned safely to Kenya after they were released early this month by their captors. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe adds more commodities on price control list
    10 november 2001 15:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe said Saturday it will extend price controls to other products previously omitted in the move to curb rampant profiteering. Full text...

  • Creating jobs to cushion drought effects in Cape Verde
    10 november 2001 14:27:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Authorities in Cape Verde are seeking international assistance to create about 7,500 jobs under an emergency programme intended to mitigate the adverse effects of drought. Full text...

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