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  • Beware of G8 moves, African expert tells AU leaders
    14 june 2004 11:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Unless Africa's leaders took a collective precaution, the African Union could be heading for a division in the wake of last week's G8 summit, warns an international development expert based here. Full text...

  • Man dies in central Liberia ethnic clashes
    14 june 2004 10:10:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Ethnic violence in the central Liberian town of Gbarnga has left at least one man dead and several others injured, press reports have said here. Full text...

  • Bryant upbeat about early lifting of UN sanctions on Liberia
    14 june 2004 10:10:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Although the UN Security Council last week extended its sanctions on Liberian diamonds and timber, interim leader Gyude Bryant returning from a three-week visit to the US sounded optimistic Sunday about an early lifting of the injunctions. Full text...

  • Libya, US examine ways to help Darfur
    13 june 2004 20:08:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan deputy Secretary for external relations and international cooperation, Mohamed Siala, and USAID programme officer for disaster assistance, Richard Owener, on Sunday examined ways to open a corridor to deliver humanitarian aid to refugees of the western Sudanese region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Speaker of PanAfrican Parliament meets Kadhafi
    13 june 2004 19:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • New fighting reported in DR Congo's South-Kivu
    13 june 2004 19:26:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- New clashes were reported Saturday between the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) and dissidents led by Col. Full text...

  • Algeria praises James Baker over Western Sahara
    13 june 2004 17:56:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria Sunday hailed efforts exerted by James Baker, outgoing special envoy of the UN Secretary General, to bring peace to Western Sahara "in accordance with international legality". Full text...

  • Parliament wants probe in abortive coup in DR Congo
    13 june 2004 17:56:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The National Assembly and Senate in DR Congo are demanding the setting up of a commission to probe the abortive coup Thursday night in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Ugandan opposition hails US role in transition politics
    13 june 2004 17:29:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Opposition politicians in Uganda have welcomed America's direct participate in the politics of the country with the hope that the move will help transform it from the monolithic Movement rule to pluralism. Full text...

  • EU hails elections in Malawi but denounces flaws
    13 june 2004 16:55:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- In a declaration issued this week in Brussels, the EU expressed satisfaction about the legislative and presidential elections held in Malawi 20 May 2004. Full text...

  • ECOWAS postpones summit on Cote d'Ivoire
    13 june 2004 15:32:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A mini-summit of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), slated for the Nigerian capital city of Abuja 14 June to discuss the worsening situation in Cote d'Ivoire, has been postponed indefinitely, ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas said. Full text...

  • Malawi's new president announces cabinet
    13 june 2004 13:25:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's new President Bingu wa Mutharika Sunday announced his cabinet in which he is also the commander of defence and police services and minister for defence and civil service. Full text...

  • Libya disassociates UMA from Middle East scheme
    13 june 2004 12:32:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya has disassociated the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) from the proposed Grand Middle East project involving countries on the Asian continent. Full text...

  • UN body praises AU for assisting Sudanese refugees
    13 june 2004 11:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has praised the African Union (AU) for its role in seeking a solution to the current crisis in western Sudan that has spewed thousands of refugees into Chad. Full text...

  • AU condemns coup attempt in DRC
    13 june 2004 09:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union has strongly condemned Friday's abortive coup d'etat in the Democratic Republic of Congo saying such attempts could destabilise the transitional process and plunge the country into another round of violence. Full text...

  • Ex-Niger rebels reaffirm commitment to peace
    12 june 2004 19:05:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's former rebel leaders, including movements and militias, have reaffirmed their commitment to peace at the end of a meeting held in Niamey by the High Commission for Peace Restoration (HCRP). Full text...

  • Pacific states to present candidate for ACP secretariat
    12 june 2004 18:52:00
    Brussels- Belgium(PANA) -- Pacific states will field a candidate for the post of secretary general of the African, Caribbean and Pacific states group at the council of ministers' meeting to be held in Maputo, Mozambique, at the end of June. Full text...

  • Equatorial-Guinea MPs are sworn-in
    12 june 2004 17:36:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea's 100 MPs elected after the 25 April legislative elections have been sworn- in before President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in Malabo, the country's capital. Full text...

  • EU hails recent Malawi elections despite flaws
    12 june 2004 16:42:00
    Brussels- Belgium(PANA) -- The European Union has expressed satisfaction over the conduct of Malawi's presidential and parliamentary elections held on 20 May despite the lack of a level playing field for the opposition candidates. Full text...

  • ECOWAS security chiefs to meet in Abuja
    12 june 2004 16:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- West African military chiefs are expected to converge in the Nigerian capital Abuja from next Wednesday for a four-day meeting of the ECOWAS Defence and Security Commission. Full text...

  • UN envoy for Western Sahara resigns
    12 june 2004 15:24:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- US diplomat James Baker, appointed as a special UN envoy for Western Sahara, has resigned from the post, sources close to the UN said. Full text...

  • Mozambican authorities stay review of election registers
    12 june 2004 15:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The election timetable in Mozambique took a dent Friday with the authorities announcing the postponement of the updating of electoral registers, earlier slated to start next Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mohammed VI to visit Niger 22 June
    12 june 2004 14:50:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- King Mohamed VI of Morocco is due here 22 and 23 June for a two-day friendly and working visit, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Kabila urges unity of compatriots
    12 june 2004 14:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo President Joseph Kabila assured the nation Friday that loyalist forces had routed the commandos who attempted to overthrow the transitional institutions of the country last Thursday night. Full text...

  • Uganda army officers face court-martial over massacres
    12 june 2004 14:13:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Three Uganda army field commanders are to be court-martialled on charges of failing to protect civilians in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country's restive north. Full text...

  • Kabila reassures Kadhafi about situation in DR Congo
    12 june 2004 13:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Congolese president Joseph Kabila Saturday reassured Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi about the situation in DR Congo following Friday's coup attempt. Full text...

  • Canada donates 1.9 million US dollars to Niger
    12 june 2004 11:40:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Canada Friday granted Niger 1. Full text...

  • LCDH takes issue with composition of CAR election watchdog
    11 june 2004 22:50:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Central African human rights league has taken issue with the composition of the independent joint electoral commission (CEMI) in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Amnesty denounces sentencing of Pastor Bizimungu (corrected)
    11 june 2004 22:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) Thursday denounced the sentencing of former Rwandan president Father Bizimungu and seven co-defendants, charging this was "evidence of the government's will to use the Rwandan justice system to silence dissent. Full text...

  • Amnesty denounces sentencing of Pastor Bizimungu
    11 june 2004 22:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) Thursday denounced the sentencing of former Rwandan president Father Bizimungu and seven co-defendants, charging this was "evidence of the government's will to use the Rwandan justice system to silence dissent. Full text...

  • Compaore attends inauguration of Chad-Cameroon pipeline terminal
    11 june 2004 20:21:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore is due Saturday in the Cameroonian coastal town of Kribi to attend the inauguration of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline terminal, the State House indicate in a release here Friday. Full text...

  • Britain supports Annan on advance UN peace team to Sudan
    11 june 2004 20:08:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UK has proposed a draft resolution to the UN Security Council seeking the immediate approval of Secretary General Kofi Annan's request for the deployment of an advance UN team to monitor the implementation of Sudan's peace process. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau to strengthen cooperation with Portugal
    11 june 2004 20:08:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Interim President Henrique Rosa affirmed here Thursday that Guinea Bissau was ready to strengthen cooperation ties with former colonial power Portugal. Full text...

  • EU helps quarter Liberian combatants in Sierra Leone
    11 june 2004 19:31:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has granted the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) in Sierra Leone 2 million euro to improve internment conditions and services for 500 Liberian ex-combatants quartered in the northern localities of Mapeh and Mafanta. Full text...

  • French troops hand over 21 suspects to Ivorian authorities
    11 june 2004 19:01:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 21 suspected assailants captured by the French "Licorne" operation troops following clashes Monday in Gohitafla, western Côte d'Ivoire, have been handed over to the Gerdarmerie (Police) Commander in Bouaflé, an official statement said Friday. Full text...

  • Demonstrators in Paris press for unity in DR Congo
    11 june 2004 18:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Congolese nationals and other sympathisers demonstrated here Friday against recurrent hostilities in DR Congo, and called for the unity of the country. Full text...

  • Gabon welcomes Minister's election to chair 59th UNGA
    11 june 2004 18:41:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon Friday hailed the election of its Foreign Minister Jean Ping as President of the 59th session of the UN General Assembly, which opens in New York 14 September. Full text...

  • DR Congo troops foil coup attempt
    11 june 2004 18:22:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Loyalist troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday "foiled" an attempt by commandos led by Major Eric Lenge, an officer in the presidential protection unit, to topple the transitional government in Kinshasa, it was officially announced here. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinean cabinet resigns
    11 june 2004 17:38:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has accepted the resignation of the cabinet presented by Prime Minister Candido Muatetema Rivas last Wednesday, the national radio reported Friday quoting a presidential decree. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau's democracy, economy fragile, says Annan
    11 june 2004 15:56:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau's democratisation process is fragile and, with government revenues falling below projections, unpaid salaries remain a critical problem for the West African country, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said in a new report to the Security Council. Full text...

  • ECOWAS applying pressure to end Ivorian crisis
    11 june 2004 15:38:00
    Savannah- US (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its international partners are mounting pressure on parties to the conflict in Cote d'Ivoire to end the nearly two-year-old crisis in the country, Ghanaian President and ECOWAS chair, John Kufuor has said. Full text...

  • Security Council maintains sanctions on Liberia
    11 june 2004 15:04:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Security Council has resolved to maintain the UN sanctions on Liberian diamonds and timber, saying the embargo would help cement peace despite appeals by the UN envoy to Liberia and the country's National Transitional Government (NTGL) for the lifting of the sanctions. Full text...

  • Annan concerned over waves of DR Congo crises, refugees
    11 june 2004 14:56:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has expressed deep concern that instability and abuses have worsened in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the authorities put down an uprising of disgruntled presidential guards in the capital Kinshasa early Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa frees racist right-winger from prison
    11 june 2004 14:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's most notorious right-wing Afrikaner walked out of the Potchefstroom prison on Friday after serving a three year jail sentence for a racial assault on a black man. Full text...

  • DR Congo nationals to march in Dakar Saturday
    11 june 2004 14:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Congolese nationals based in Senegal plan to stage a peaceful demonstration in Dakar Saturday to protest what they view as "the passivity of the UN Observer Mission to DR Congo (MONUC)". Full text...

  • Ties between G8, Africa are mutual - Obasanjo
    11 june 2004 14:32:00
    Savannah- US (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that relations between Africa and the Group of Eight richest nations in the world (G8) were based on mutual interests and a search for global harmony. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea president visits Cameroon
    11 june 2004 14:21:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema left Malabo Friday for Yaounde to begin a state visit. Full text...

  • EU allocates 12 million euros for peace in Sudan's Darfur
    11 june 2004 14:03:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- European Union member states have endorsed a proposal to mobilise 12 million euros to prop peacekeeping operations in west Sudan's troubled Darfur region under the supervision of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Chadians abroad oppose limitless presidential term
    11 june 2004 13:09:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Reflection and Action Committee for Peace (CRAP), a grouping of Chadians residing in France, plan a rally here 19 June to be followed by a sit-in action at the Chadian embassy in Paris to protest against what it called the "constitutional coup" of 26 May in N'djamena. Full text...

  • UNCHR camps inside Chad host 93,000 Sudanese
    11 june 2004 12:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- More than 93,000 Sudanese refugees are presently hosted in UNHCR camps inside Chad away from the Chad- Sudan border, UNHCR spokesperson told journalists in Geneva Friday. Full text...

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