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  • Kenya celebrates centenary of Kisumu City
    15 december 2001 12:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Celebrations marking the centenary of Kisumu, Kenya's third largest city on the shore of Lake Victoria, got underway Saturday, graced by leaders from three East African countries. Full text...

  • Reunion's Catholic Church supports early retirement scheme
    15 december 2001 11:00:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Church of Reunion has appealed to the country's partners to adopt a government decree that seeks to set retirement age at 55 years. Full text...

  • Ex-workers of state-run companies demonstrate in Yaounde
    14 december 2001 22:26:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 50 former workers of liquidated or restructured state-run companies this week staged demonstrations on the foregrounds of the Economy and Finance ministry in Yaounde, to press for outstanding dues. Full text...

  • Britain launches new immigration scheme
    14 december 2001 14:49:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The British government has launched a new immigration scheme dubbed 'Highly Skilled Migrant Programme' (HSMP) to enable talented people abroad with exceptional skills, abilities or experience to get jobs in the United Kingdom. Full text...

  • Malawi University students protest death of colleague
    14 december 2001 11:11:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Students from the University of Malawi's Polytechnic on Friday marched through Blantyre's Chipembele Highway to protest the death of their colleague earlier in the morning. Full text...

  • South African Muslims prepare for Eid-ul-Fitr
    14 december 2001 08:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Millions of African Muslims are looking forward to the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr at the conclusion of Ramadan, which is expected to occur Friday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde gets US food aid worth 2.7 million dollars
    14 december 2001 07:37:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde is to get US food aid worth 2. Full text...

  • East-West highway project delayed in Algeria
    13 december 2001 19:31:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's 1,200 km east-west highway project has run into delays after building only 49 km since its launch 15 years ago. Full text...

  • Increasing number of black South Africans obtain degrees
    12 december 2001 19:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- There has been a 173-perent increase in the number of degrees and diplomas going to black South Africans over the past decade, up from 14,798 in 1991 to 40,333 in 1998. Full text...

  • Nigeria to spend 26 billion naira to expand assembly
    12 december 2001 17:53:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government announced Wednesday it would spend 25. Full text...

  • Nigerian Polytechnic teachers on strike
    12 december 2001 14:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Polytechnic teachers have embarked on an indefinite strike to press their demands for better welfare, in the latest of incessant work stoppages threatening to paralyse the country's educational sector. Full text...

  • Dramatic Increase In South Africa's Informal Housing
    12 december 2001 09:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance says the dramatic increase in informal housing in the country should be a strong message to government about priorities. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou students on strike
    11 december 2001 21:59:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Under the aegis of the National Association of Burkinabe Students (ANEB), Ouagadougou University students have gone on strike to press for the repeal of a government decision denying repeating students a third chance should they fail. Full text...

  • Minister accuses Kenyan officials of complicity in deaths
    10 december 2001 22:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A cabinet minister Monday accused the government officials of complicity in the death of 18 more people killed in clashes over pasture land in Kenya's Coast Province. Full text...

  • Report challenges Zambian Govt on child survival issues
    10 december 2001 21:19:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 2002 State of the World's Children Report was launched in Lusaka Monday with a challenge to the Zambian government to assure voters ahead of the 27 December elections on how government will redress the worsening social ills that has plagued the nation's young. Full text...

  • Six Rwanda genocide convicts sent to prison in Mali
    10 december 2001 18:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Six former high-ranking Rwandan officials convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity by the UN war crimes Tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania, were transferred to Mali Monday to serve their jail terms, the Tribunal said. Full text...

  • Algerian income tax workers to begin strike Tuesday
    10 december 2001 18:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The 25-member Algerian Union of Income Tax Workers has decided to go on strike Tuesday and threatened to start a 10-day work stoppage with effect from 22 December, if their demands are not met. Full text...

  • Ex-MONUC Senegalese soldiers press for allowances
    10 december 2001 17:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At least 60 Senegalese soldiers who returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo recently after serving with the United Nations Observer Mission (MONUC) Monday morning blocked traffic at the Diamniadio crossroads, about 40-km east of Dakar. Full text...

  • Canada introduces visas for Zimbabweans
    09 december 2001 14:13:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Canada said at the weekend it would introduce visa requirements for Zimbabweans travelling to the north American country with immediate effect in a bid to curb illegal immigrants. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to launch ambitious electricity project
    09 december 2001 14:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's state-owned power utility said at the weekend it was launching an ambitious 24 billion Zimdollars (43 million US dollars) to provide electricity to rural communities, particularly in the under-developed southern province of Matabeleland. Full text...

  • Managing disasters and emergencies in Africa
    09 december 2001 11:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 150 people where killed in five African countries last week in seemingly senseless incidents that kept people wondering whether human life is worth anything on this blighted continent. Full text...

  • Benin to restructure its education
    09 december 2001 09:46:00
    Porto Novo- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin government has submitted to the Supreme Court a bill seeking to restructure the country's education, according to a parliamentary education committee. Full text...

  • New evidence suggests Tanzanian Muslims are marginalised
    08 december 2001 12:21:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Leading Tanzanian scholars have warned that religious turmoil could occur in the country if the government continues to ignore claims by Muslims that they are being marginalised. Full text...

  • Kadhafi calls for revolution in Libyan education
    08 december 2001 09:55:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Mozambique Labour Ministry Staff Discuss AIDS
    06 december 2001 21:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi on Thursday stressed the importance of involving the country's working class in the struggle against AIDS. Full text...

  • Mozambique Govt to Support Maputo Clean-up
    06 december 2001 20:58:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique government will grant 14. Full text...

  • ADF loans Guinea 25.56m dollars for social development
    05 december 2001 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Development Fund has approved a loan of 20 million Units of Account and a UA 1. Full text...

  • Salaries to go 5-10 percent up in Senegal
    04 december 2001 17:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The government and trade unions in Senegal have agreed on a tax-free salary increase of between 5 and 10 percent effective January 2002, sources affirmed in Dakar Monday, saying both sides also confirmed an extension of the retirement age from 55 to 60 years. Full text...

  • Zambian First Lady appeals against divorce
    04 december 2001 09:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian First Lady Vera Chiluba, has taken President Frederick Chiluba to the High Court challenging a lower Court's decision to dissolve their 33-year-old marriage, the press reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Conference Discusses Plight of Africa's Ageing Population
    03 december 2001 20:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A four-day inter-governmental conference on ageing in Africa opened Monday in Nairobi, with an appeal to governments and peoples of the continent to pay greater attention to problems of its increasing elderly population. Full text...

  • 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...

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