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  • 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...

  • Ethiopia plans to set up Broadcasting Agency
    09 november 2001 15:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian government plans to establish a Broadcasting Agency to boost press freedom in the country, Information Minister, Bereket Simon said Friday. Full text...

  • Seven killed in UNAMSIL helicopter crash
    08 november 2001 23:43:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Seven members of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) died in a helicopter crash Wednesday night, it was officially confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Namibia lowers infant mortality rate
    08 november 2001 23:16:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's efforts to reduce infant mortality have brought down the number of children dying under the age of one year from the rate of 57 to 38 per 1,000 live births in the last 10 years. Full text...

  • UNICEF donates fortified biscuits to Niger
    08 november 2001 21:25:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- UNICEF donated Thursday 31 tonnes of fortified biscuits and nine tonnes therapeutic milk to malnourished residents of Tchintabaraden and Abalac localities in northern Niger, the state radio announced. Full text...

  • Zambian children employed in hazardous labour
    08 november 2001 19:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Over 500,000 Zambian children are employed in hazardous economic activities on farms and poverty-driven child labour in the country is on the increase, a senior government official disclosed Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegalese president pushes for publishing house
    08 november 2001 15:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has called on African writers to rally behind his quest for a publishing house for their works in French and English. Full text...

  • Rape cases rise despite added police patrols
    08 november 2001 12:20:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe police said Thursday cases of rape in the capital Harare were on the increase, with an average of 100 women falling victim every month. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's population to double, UNFPA says
    08 november 2001 11:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said Thursday Zimbabwe's current 12. Full text...

  • Pretoria suspends deportation of Zimbabwe farm workers
    07 november 2001 22:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- South Africa Wednesday agreed to halt deportations of thousands of Zimbabwean farm workers, state television in Harare reported, quoting the Zimbabwean diplomats in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone detains 41 police officers over corruption
    07 november 2001 18:04:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Forty-one Sierra Leonean police officers are being detained for alleged corruption. Full text...

  • CCSL urges government to honour its commitments
    07 november 2001 18:01:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The Cape Verde Confederation of independent Trade Unions (CCSL) has rejected government's proposed 1. Full text...

  • UNFPA highlights dire consequences of population growth
    07 november 2001 17:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) released its annual report in Nairobi Wednesday, highlighting the grave consequences facing humankind as a result of the widening gap between population growth and consumption on one hand, and the rapid depletion of earth resources on the other hand. Full text...

  • ICRC builds water works in northern Burundi
    07 november 2001 17:11:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has completed the construction of water works in northern Burundi intended to ease a critical shortage in the densely populated region, ICRC officials said in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Air Afrique anticipates five more planes
    07 november 2001 15:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Officials of the beleaguered continental airline, Air Afrique, have affirmed that the company would be fully operational by the end of the year when it would have acquired five additional planes to beef up the current fleet of two. Full text...

  • Central African WFP director Holdbrook visits DR Congo
    06 november 2001 22:29:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- World Food Programme's central African regional director Arthur Holdbrook, who is based in Yaounde, started Tuesday a six-day visit in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • ADB earmarks assistance for African Universities
    06 november 2001 21:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) will this year release 50,000 million CFA francs to finance African Universities, Senegal's minister of Education, Moustapha Sourang disclosed. Full text...

  • Young girl in court for gruesome murder
    06 november 2001 15:07:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- In a case which has stunned the nation, an 11-year-old girl was hauled before the High Court in Zimbabwe Tuesday, charged with the gruesome murder of a young boy. Full text...

  • Kenya Cautions Against Africa's Dependence On Foreign Media
    05 november 2001 19:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Dangers inherent in Africa's over- dependence on foreign media in the coverage of the continent came to the fore Monday, as an international 'Symposium on New Broadcasting Technologies for Africa' got underway outside Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • Kenya Cautions Against Africa's Dependence On Foreign Media
    05 november 2001 18:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The dangers inherent in Africa's over-dependence on foreign media in the coverage of the continent resurfaced Monday, as an international "Symposium on New Broadcasting Technologies for Africa" got underway outside Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean women locks up children to go on dancing spree
    04 november 2001 18:57:00
    Esigodini- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- In a bizarre incident, a woman in the small farming town of Esigodini in southern Zimbabwe locked up her two small children in a house for days to go on a dancing spree in local night clubs. Full text...

  • Early retirement for 1,070 Niger civil servants
    03 november 2001 14:04:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- At least 1,070 civil servants in Niger will go into early retirement between 2001 and 2003, the private daily "Tenere Express" has reported, quoting parliamentary sources. Full text...

  • Senegalese Christians commemorate All Saints Day
    02 november 2001 22:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Catholics joined millions of their counterparts around the world to commemorate All Saints Day Thursday in memory of Christians, who lived exemplary lives. Full text...

  • SABS promotes teaching of maths, science
    02 november 2001 21:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has joined the Department of Education and other stakeholders in empowering South African youth and educators with the most needed skills of Maths, Science and Technology. Full text...

  • UNICEF deputy regional director visits Cape Verde
    02 november 2001 16:24:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- UNICEF deputy regional director Ndolamb Ngokwey is in Cape Verde on a three-day visit at the invitation of authorities in Praia. Full text...

  • AIDS pandemic ravages education in Kenya
    02 november 2001 15:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Growing poverty and rising cases of HIV/AIDS are threatening Kenya's goal of providing education for all by 2015. Full text...

  • Kenyan Journalists Get Awards for Excellence
    01 november 2001 18:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Minister for Tourism and Information, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Thursday urged the country's media to brace up for the challenges posed by the rapid development of new information and communication technologies, saying they now have to deal with a more enlightened society. Full text...

  • Briton round the world runner arrives in Johannesburg
    31 october 2001 16:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- British citizen Robert Garside who is trying to become the first person to get listed in the Guinness Book of Records for running around the world, has arrived in Johannesburg and is preparing for the next leg of his momentous journey. Full text...

  • Moves to end legal fee fraud at Rwanda Genocide Tribunal
    31 october 2001 16:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Registrar of the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Adama Dieng, has expressed his determination to end abuses to its legal aid system. Full text...

  • Nigeria Govt to Encourage Production of Cheaper Building
    31 october 2001 10:14:00
    Materials Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has said his administration will encourage the development of cheaper local alternatives to imported building materials, in furtherance of its commitment to providing affordable houses for the citizens. Full text...

  • Zambian lecturers emigrate for greener pasture
    30 october 2001 20:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia Parliament heard Tuesday that 280 University lecturers left the country in search of better conditions of service between 1991 and 2000. Full text...

  • Moroccan teachers threaten strike 13 November
    30 october 2001 20:19:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Two Moroccan Unions have called a teachers' strike for 13-14 November to "force the government to fulfil its commitment" to increase the teachers' allowances. Full text...

  • More UN support for South Africa's social programmes
    30 october 2001 17:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- UN agencies working in South Africa have agreed to step up cooperation and assistance to social development programmes. Full text...

  • Senegalese minister highlights Africa's challenges
    29 october 2001 22:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegal's Education minister Moustapha Sourang has cited lack of education and employment opportunities as two of the most extreme problems facing Africa today. Full text...

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