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  • WFP to assist Angolan refugees in Zambia
    29 october 2001 17:55:00
    Lubango- Angola (PANA) -- The World Food Programme of the United Nations will spend 100,000 dollars this year on procurement of food for Angolan refugees in Zambia. Full text...

  • Nigerian government to punish erring soldiers
    29 october 2001 14:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has promised to punish military personnel who participated in last week's killing of at least 100 civilians in the country's central Benue state. Full text...

  • Togolese journalist gets presidential pardon
    29 october 2001 13:30:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The managing editor of Togo's weekly newspaper, Le Combat du Peuple, has been granted presidential clemency after serving four of an-18-month jail term on charges of forgery. Full text...

  • Netherlands donates more relief aid for Angola
    29 october 2001 10:04:00
    Lubango- Angola (PANA) -- The Netherlands has earmarked 2. Full text...

  • Germany provides 750,000 marks to DRC Red Cross
    27 october 2001 15:18:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Germany has released 750,000 DM (about 352,000 US Dollars) as emergency assistance to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • MOZAL strikers resume working
    26 october 2001 22:46:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- All 468 workers at the MOZAL aluminium smelter on the outskirts of Maputo who went on strike on 3 October have now returned to work, a company spokesman told the national news agency on Friday. Full text...

  • Striking staff demand full payment of salary arrears
    26 october 2001 19:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Flight personnel of Air Afrique, on strike since 23 October, have rejected half payment of three months' salary arrears owed them by management, saying they would continue the boycott to press for full payment. Full text...

  • UNHCR to close Yaounde office
    26 october 2001 16:24:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is to close its office in Cameroon 31 December, according to Marcellin Hepie, head of the Yaounde office. Full text...

  • Mauritius moves to control employment of aliens
    26 october 2001 10:24:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- In a move to contain a rise in the illegal employment of aliens, Parliament in Mauritius this week adopted an amendment to the Non-Citizens Employment Restriction Act. Full text...

  • Tanzania Urges Support for Rwanda Criminal Tribunal
    25 october 2001 22:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tanzania's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jakaya Kikwete has appealed to the international community to support the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) financially and materially to enable it perform its duties. Full text...

  • Telecommunication workers' strike disrupts links
    25 october 2001 22:14:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A 72-hour strike by telecommunication workers has disrupted telephone links, telex and internet connections in Niger since Tuesday. Full text...

  • Lisbon hosts Lusophone conference
    25 october 2001 19:02:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The third conference on citizenship and free movement in Portuguese-speaking countries opened Thursday in Lisbon to assess the progress made in establishing short-term visas in Lusophone nations. Full text...

  • White man assaults black for talking to him English
    24 october 2001 23:28:00
    Masvingo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- In a bizarre racist incident, a white man was convicted in court in the southern Zimbabwean town of Masvingo Wednesday of assaulting a black man for speaking to him in English. Full text...

  • Disabled graduates threaten to burn themselves
    24 october 2001 22:00:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A group of disabled and unemployed Moroccan graduates has threatened to set themselves ablaze as way of forcing the government to find work for them, the Television channel 2M reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Most MOZAL strikers refuse to resume work
    24 october 2001 21:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Less than half the strikers returned to their work stations at the MOZAL aluminium smelter Wednesday although Mozambique's National Engineering Workers Union called off the strike on Tuesday morning, the country's news agency reported. Full text...

  • Experts advocate Public Service Broadcasting in Tanzania
    24 october 2001 17:22:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Media experts after a study in Tanzania, have proposed a shift from State-controlled to Public Service Broadcasting in the country. Full text...

  • Over 2.5 million dollars to support Malian schools
    24 october 2001 13:02:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's Foreign Affairs minister Modibo Sidibe and the French Ambassador in Bamako Christian Connan Tuesday signed a financial agreement destined for Mali's ten-year education development programme (PRODEC). Full text...

  • Former Prefect of Kigali Arrested for Genocide
    23 october 2001 22:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A former prefect of Kigali-Rural prefecture, François Karera, has been arrested in Nairobi and transferred to Arusha, Tanzania, to face charges of genocide before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Full text...

  • Former prefect of Kigali arrested for genocide
    23 october 2001 22:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- François Karera, the former Prefect of Kigali-Rural prefecture, has been arrested and detained to face charges of genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) based in Arusha, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Tunisian sending humanitarian assistance to Afghan refugees
    23 october 2001 10:51:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali announced Monday that Tunisia would be sending humanitarian relief to Afghan refugees to alleviate their suffering, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

  • Youth unemployment preoccupies Namibia
    22 october 2001 14:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- At the ongoing UNESCO general conference in Paris, the representative from Namibia has said the country was counting on centres set up for innovation, entrepreneurship and technology, in its bid to contain unemployment among the youth. Full text...

  • Glittering line up for Miss South Africa Pageant
    22 october 2001 11:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- International stars will be among the performers at next month's Miss South Africa Pageant to be held at the Superbowl, Sun City, according to an announcement by sole owners of the pageant, Sun International, who have named M-Net as the broadcast sponsor. Full text...

  • 13 liners for Indian Ocean cruise
    20 october 2001 13:45:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Contrary to what was forecast following last month's terror attacks in the United States, Mauritius would next January host twice as many cruise liners. Full text...

  • Nigerian gets 29-year jail term for abduction
    20 october 2001 11:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Nairobi-based Nigerian national, Augustine Azubuike Nwangwa, has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for abducting three Americans and demanding a ransom of 5 million dollars from them. Full text...

  • More 'Anthrax' letters received in Kenya
    20 october 2001 10:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Staff at the Nairobi headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) heaved a sigh of relief Friday after they were told a letter they received, which contained powdery substance suspected to be anthrax, had tested negative. Full text...

  • Former Rwanda Minister rejects genocide charge
    19 october 2001 18:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Former Rwanda Minister of Finance, Emmanuel Ndindabahizi, Friday pleaded not guilty to a charge linking him to the 1994 genocide that killed more than half a million people in his country. Full text...

  • Transparency International thumbs down Nigeria
    18 october 2001 16:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI), has given Nigeria low marks in its fight against corruption as the second most corrupt country in the world, as the eighth Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) opened Wednesday in Abuja. Full text...

  • Gloomy family situation worries opposition politician
    18 october 2001 14:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A leading opposition politician sees "the family situation in Sudan in crisis because of the gloomy economic situation which is causing youths to shun marriage". Full text...

  • South African Airways reduces flights to US
    18 october 2001 13:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways on Thursday announced that it was cutting down its flights between Johannesburg and New York from seven to four a week with effect from November 1. Full text...

  • Kenya Issues Alert on Anthrax Infection
    18 october 2001 10:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Thursday issued a public alert on the possible presence of the anthrax bacteria in the country following positive results obtained from a letter received by an unidentified individual in Nairobi from the United States. Full text...

  • ADB, UNHCR Meet to Review Cooperation Programmes
    18 october 2001 08:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A high level consultative meeting between the African Development Bank Group and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees opened Thursday in Abidjan to review joint micro-financing schemes, the ADB has announced. Full text...

  • Burundi's food situation improves
    17 october 2001 10:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi has made a significant improvement in its food situation within the last one year, a report made public on Tuesday in Bujumbura says. Full text...

  • Benin fights poverty to eliminate hunger
    17 october 2001 10:24:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- About 12 percent of Beninese live below the poverty line, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Minister Theophile Nata said in an interview during celebration of the World Food Day on Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa, Zimbabwe back off labour war
    16 october 2001 23:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe and South Africa Tuesday backed off a diplomatic row over Pretoria's plans to deport thousands of its northern Zimbabweans working on the country's farms. Full text...

  • Striking Magistrates accuse President Yala of "terrorism"
    16 october 2001 22:20:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Maria de Ceu Monteiro, President of Guinea Bissau Magistrates' Association Tuesday accused the country's President Koumba Yala of "acts of terrorism, barbarism and violence" against some striking magistrates. Full text...

  • Niger finalises poverty reduction strategy
    16 october 2001 21:20:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The people of Niger are advancing concrete proposals and suggestions to enrich the country's poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP) formulated by the government. Full text...

  • Minister wants child welfare groups to focus on HIV/AIDS
    16 october 2001 14:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Minister of Social Development, Zola Skweyiya on Tuesday called on all non-governmental organisations to render services to the most vulnerable children, particularly HIV/AIDS orphans and child-headed families. Full text...

  • Algeria to pay arrears to 41,000 workers
    15 october 2001 16:55:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian government has decided to pay salary arrears to about 41,000 workers before the beginning of Ramadan (15 November) after meeting with the country's major labour organisation, the General Union of Workers in Algeria (UGTA). Full text...

  • Suicide Cases Up in Zimbabwe
    15 october 2001 16:17:00
    Bulawayo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- More and more Zimbabweans, harshly caught up in the country's economic crisis, are committing suicide to escape hardships, a study released Monday shows. Full text...

  • Exam Report on First Lady Sparks Row in Zimbabwe
    15 october 2001 16:07:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A newspaper report showing Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe had dismally failed her university examinations sparked a row Monday with the Ministry of Information. Full text...

  • South African minister sues newspaper for defamation
    15 october 2001 15:21:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Housing Minister Sankie Mthembi-Mahanyele has filed a three-million rand defamation charge against the Mail Full text...

  • Mbeki opens multi-purpose centre in the Eastern Cape
    15 october 2001 13:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has opened a one-million-Rand multi-purpose centre that will provide government services to the Sterkspruit community in north Eastern Cape. Full text...

  • Mass wedding of 160 couples in Addis Ababa
    14 october 2001 19:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A mass wedding of 160 couples took place at the weekend on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Full text...

  • Official cites constraints of Internet growth in Nigeria
    13 october 2001 14:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An official of Nigeria's telecommunications regulatory body Friday identified exorbitant cost of leasing international dedicated circuits, the cost and insufficiency of telephone lines, irregular power supply and lack of a local internet exchange point, as some of the constraints inhibiting internet growth in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Customs officials auction relief donation
    13 october 2001 13:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Sofala provincial governor Felicio Zacarias has expressed dismay over the auction Friday of medical equipment donated to Mozambique as emergency relief by the office of the First Lady of Portugal. Full text...

  • Mozambican President criticises Mozal strike action
    13 october 2001 13:17:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has criticised the strike at the MOZAL aluminium smelter, now in its tenth day, and recognised that the entity pays higher wages than any other industry in the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Tops SADC Emigration List
    12 october 2001 23:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe has the highest number of skilled citizens emigrating to other countries in southern Africa in search of better job opportunities, says a regional human resource development report released Friday. Full text...

  • Liberian lawyers stage second boycott of courts
    12 october 2001 14:33:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The legal and constitutional duel between the Lower House of Parliament and the national bar association entered its second round with lawyers effecting another boycott of Liberian courts Friday. Full text...

  • Belgium's health assistance rising in Equator
    11 october 2001 23:37:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Belgium is to provide 32,772,903 US dollars to finance several social development projects in northern Democratic Republic of Congo's Equator Province, the Belgian technical co-operation office revealed in Kinshasa Wednesday. Full text...

  • British Airways flies to Ethiopia
    11 october 2001 14:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- British Airways, operated by British Mediterranean Airways, Thursday launched a bi-weekly flight between Ethiopia and the United Kingdom. Full text...

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