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  • Mauritian civil servants threaten strike
    03 october 2001 22:50:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The chairman of the Federation of the Mauritian Public Sector Unions, Rashid Imrith, has called on civil servants in the country to begin a national strike Saturday, the regional press agency, MATERA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian customs strike paralyse border traffic
    03 october 2001 16:47:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A strike by Ivorian customs officers entered its third day Wednesday paralysing activities at Abidjan port and Cote d'Ivoire's Felix Houphouet-Boigny international airport. Full text...

  • Niger plans to build 20,000 houses in 10 years
    03 october 2001 15:59:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's Equipment minister, Abdou Labo, has announced that the government plans construct 20,000 housing units in the next decade to meet the needs of the country's growing population. Full text...

  • Tanzania hosts African Education Conference
    02 october 2001 23:48:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania is hosting the sixth biennial meeting of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) from 7-10 October in Arusha. Full text...

  • Distance education programmes could assist Africa
    02 october 2001 15:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Many cash-strapped countries in Africa and other parts of the world are investing in distance education programmes because it costs less. Full text...

  • Six deaths in police cells spark public furore
    02 october 2001 09:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Police came under severe public criticism Tuesday following the reported deaths of six suspects in a police cell at the weekend. Full text...

  • Growing urban poverty keeps many in uncomfortable conditions
    01 october 2001 16:52:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Five years on since the second UN Conference on Human Settlements, Tanzania's urban crisis shows no signs of abating and many towns cannot provide basic services to all their residents. Full text...

  • 100 Congolese police arrive in Nigeria for training
    01 october 2001 11:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- One hundred Congolese policemen have arrived in Nigeria for a four-month intensive training, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Ivorian couple criticises UK child protection standards
    30 september 2001 20:30:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A couple from Cote d'Ivoire has criticised the standards of child protection in the United Kingdom, at the hearing of an inquiry into the murder of their daughter Victoria Climbie in February last year. Full text...

  • Rwanda feels the pinch in feeding genocide suspects
    28 september 2001 19:24:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- After keeping genocide suspects in custody for seven years pending their trial, the government of Rwanda has started feeling the pinch, judicial sources disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • African schools told to improve assessment mechanisms
    28 september 2001 16:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The 19th annual conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) ended in Nairobi Friday, with recommendations aimed at improving performance assessment mechanisms in schools across the continent. Full text...

  • Governor appeals for more funds
    28 september 2001 09:06:00
    Sumbe- Angola (PANA) -- The Governor of Angola's Kwanza Sul province, Higino Carneiro, has appeal for 150 million dollars to implement socio-economic projects in the region. Full text...

  • Nigerian writer wins 15,000 US dollar Caine Book Prize
    27 september 2001 21:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nigeria's budding author, Helon Habila, received the 15,000-US-dollar Caine Prize for African Writing 2001 in Thursday, saying his win should encourage ordinary youths to achieve success in life. Full text...

  • Lawyers to repeal measures against pregnant students
    27 september 2001 11:50:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde'S Bar Association has described the government's decision to ban pregnant girls from attending school as "discriminatory, inappropriate, disproportionate and unconstitutional". Full text...

  • University of South Africa gets new head
    27 september 2001 09:45:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Barney Pityana Thursday became Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa, Africa's biggest university. Full text...

  • Addis Ababa University to get computerised library
    26 september 2001 09:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) and the Society of Friends of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (SOFIES) plan to construct a computerised library at the Addis Ababa University. Full text...

  • Editor faces corruption, libel charges
    25 september 2001 08:25:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Chernoh Ojukwu Sesay, Editor and Publisher of Sierra Leone's "Pool" newspaper, appeared before a Freetown Magistrate's Court Monday charged with fraud and forgery. Full text...

  • Kenyan female lecturer, 2 others killed by mistake
    24 september 2001 17:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Police have identified a female lecturer mistakenly shot dead with two others in a hold-up outside Nairobi Friday, as Mumbi Mwangi of the Political Science Department of the University of Nairobi. Full text...

  • Douala central market traders announce strike
    24 september 2001 16:15:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Association of Douala central market traders (ASCOMCED) has written to the local administrative authorities warning of a planned strike in protest against harassment from tax officials, sources said at the weekend. Full text...

  • Fight against sleaze attracts mixed reactions
    23 september 2001 19:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Tanzanian government has accepted the stunning scale of corruption and its impacts on society and stated with "high confidence" that effort to rid the country of the vice has had "discernible" successes. Full text...

  • Malawian Judges Demand Perks
    23 september 2001 14:15:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Judges and other officials of the judiciary in Malawi have issued an ultimatum to the government to implement their salary increases before they retaliate. Full text...

  • Kenyan Authorities Investigate Police Killings
    23 september 2001 13:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities are investigating the death of four persons, including a female university teacher, allegedly shot dead Friday by Administration Police on suspicion they had planned to rob a petrol station. Full text...

  • Court divorces Chiluba couple
    23 september 2001 11:31:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba has been granted divorce from his wife of 33 years, Vera Chiluba. Full text...

  • 'L'Autre Afrique' weekly magazine resumes publication
    22 september 2001 16:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The international French weekly magazine 'L'Autre Afrique,' which reappeared on the news-stands in July after two years of absence, Thursday reappeared again in Paris. Full text...

  • NGO's to spend over $27 million for development projects
    22 september 2001 10:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Forty-eight non-governmental organisations (NGO) operating in the East Shoa Zone of Ethiopia's Ormia State have earmarked 231. Full text...

  • Unions accuse government of shunning dialogue
    21 september 2001 21:59:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Trade union organisations in Cape Verde have challenged the government to prove its openness to dialogue on the crisis thrown up by a recent increase in the prices of hydrocarbons, trade union sources said. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso promotes literacy through drama
    21 september 2001 19:34:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A play encouraging illiterate parents and guardians to massively enrol children in schools throughout Burkina Faso has been launched in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Donor consultations on CAR in Paris Monday - Premier
    19 september 2001 22:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Central African Republic prime minister Martin Ziguele Wednesday said that CAR authorities would meet with International Monetary Fund officials and donors on Monday in Paris to discuss an interim economic recovery programme for the country for the fourth semester of 2001. Full text...

  • N'djamena University lecturers on strike
    19 september 2001 21:35:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Lecturers at the University of N'djamena, alongside members of the National Union of Higher Education Teachers and Researchers (SYNECS), have gone on strike over outstanding wages and allowances. Full text...

  • Guinean civil groups crave for private radio, free press
    19 september 2001 17:27:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A consultative meeting of Guinean civil society and media organisations has resolved to strive for the creation of private radio and television stations as well as a free press. Full text...

  • Child Labour Growing In Zimbabwe
    19 september 2001 15:22:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- As Zimbabwe slides deeper into economic crisis, due to official and unofficial sanctions imposed on the country by donors over its controversial land reforms, more and more children drop out of school. Full text...

  • Row Erupts Between Govt, Peasants Over Dogs
    19 september 2001 14:52:00
    Hwange- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A bitter row has erupted between government resettlement officers and villagers being resettled in a district in western Zimbabwe over a ban on dogs in the new settlements, which are close to a game park. Full text...

  • Inconsistent policies lead Zambians to worse social situation
    19 september 2001 14:19:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Many policy prescriptions adopted by the Zambian government were either contradictory or have led to worsening economic and social conditions in the country, according to a report of UN agencies released here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mayor, Deputy Arrested Over Corruption
    19 september 2001 09:13:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested the Mayor of Lilongwe, Charles Chimdzeka, his deputy Beatrice Baisi and a councillor, Hastings Mkandawire over corruption allegations. Full text...

  • Government lifts suspension of private radio station
    18 september 2001 17:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has lifted the suspension it had imposed on a private radio station for non-renewal of the operating licence. Full text...

  • French development agency reduces activities in CAR
    18 september 2001 14:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French Development Agency, or AFD, has announced it will scale down activities in Central African Republic as it rearranges its operations worldwide. Full text...

  • Kenyan confirmed dead during World Trade Centre attack
    18 september 2001 14:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan computer analyst, Kaaria Mbaya, has been named as one of the casualties of last week's terrorist attack on World Trade Centre in New York. Full text...

  • South Africa restores Internet link to the US
    18 september 2001 10:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Internet link with the United States, which was crippled in the aftermath of last Tuesday's World Trade Centre disaster in New York has been restored. Full text...

  • 18 Kenyans killed in weekend accidents
    17 september 2001 20:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Another six people died in a hit-and-run road accident in Kenya Sunday, raising the weekend toll in two major road mishaps to 18. Full text...

  • Twelve people killed in road accidents in Kenya
    16 september 2001 14:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Twelve passengers in a "matatu" (commuter) bus died after their vehicle's tyre burst, causing it to somersault several times along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway in the Rift Valley Province, a press report said Sunday. Full text...

  • Junior medical doctors suspend strike
    14 september 2001 19:22:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Junior medical doctors in Sierra Leone on Friday ended a strike that had lasted for nearly 40 days to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Bomb hoax scares Kenyans off business District
    14 september 2001 17:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Residents of Nairobi have been avoiding the usually busy central business District of the Kenyan capital following a bomb scare, in the wake of the murderous attacks on key US buildings in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • National coordinators to revisit education for all plan
    13 september 2001 22:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- National coordinators from 46 sub-Saharan African countries will meet 17-19 September in Paris to review a draft regional plan of action on education for all. Full text...

  • South African tourism affected by US terror attacks
    13 september 2001 11:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Tourism in South Africa would be seriously affected following this week's terror attacks in the US cities of New York and Washington with a number of Americans already cancelling or postponing flights to the southern African country. Full text...

  • UNICEF takes renewed resolve following US tragedy
    13 september 2001 10:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Hours after the UN general assembly formally postponed next week's special session on children due to the attacks on the US, UNICEF has said that the work of helping the world's neediest children would continue "with deepened resolve". Full text...

  • Minister unhappy over abuse of workers
    13 september 2001 10:39:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Labour Minister Andiba Toivo Ya Toivo has expressed his unhappiness over an increasing spate of verbal abuse and racial insults made by some business persons against their workers. Full text...

  • Zambian delegation to UN Children session on hold
    13 september 2001 09:57:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The departure of the Zambian delegation to UN special session on children in New York has been postponed due to the terrorist attacks there. Full text...

  • Benin moves to reduce illiteracy rate
    12 september 2001 13:42:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin authorities have earmarked an annual grant of 100 million CFA francs, (about 136 US dollars) in efforts to reduce the rate of illiteracy in the country from 68 to 50 percent. Full text...

  • Ethiopian power company earmarks 57 projects
    12 september 2001 13:02:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) is investing about 238 million US dollars into a programme targeting more than 50 electricity projects nation-wide. Full text...

  • Groote Schuur Hospital bids farewell to the late Barnard
    10 september 2001 20:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- It was an emotionally charged memorial service at Groote Schuur Hospital when friends, family members and former colleagues paid their last tribute to Dr Chris Barnard, the heart transplant pioneer. Full text...

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