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  • Kenya Leads In World Road Accidents
    08 august 2001 12:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has been ranked as leader of the world's road accidents cases, according to the Road Safety Council of the Automobile Assembly of Kenya. Full text...

  • Lesbian couple fights for the right to co-adopt children
    08 august 2001 09:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Pretoria High Court has reserved judgement of an application by a lesbian couple to have part of South Africa's Child Care Act that prevents them from co- adopting children declared unconstitutional. Full text...

  • Mauritius gives new impetus to cinema
    08 august 2001 08:59:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Arts and Culture Minister Motee Ramdass said late Tuesday that local cinema was bursting with activities and more would come in future weeks. Full text...

  • Moi Inaugurates Memorial For 1998 Bomb Victims
    07 august 2001 18:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Commercial activity ground to a halt in downtown Nairobi for about an hour Tuesday as thousands of people attended the memorial for the 219 identified victims of a 1998 bomb blast at the US embassy in the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • Disgraced cleric finally gets a job
    07 august 2001 16:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Disgraced former cleric Allan Boesak has been appointed chancellor of Rekenaarskool Boland, a private computer school near Cape Town. Full text...

  • UNICEF remains undaunted in empowering youths
    07 august 2001 16:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNICEF would empower young people to fully participate in the development of their countries, an official of the UN children's fund Tuesday assured the fourth World Youth Forum in Dakar. Full text...

  • OAU vows to promote welfare of African youths
    07 august 2001 14:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Outgoing Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity Salim Ahmed Salim has reassured African youths that the OAU would help remove the setbacks that make them lag behind youths in other parts of the world. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe editor drags colleague to court for treats
    07 august 2001 12:09:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- An editor of Zimbabwe's sole privately-owned daily newspaper dragged his colleague from another independent newspaper to court Monday for allegedly threatening to kill him. Full text...

  • ILO moves to create employment for youths
    07 august 2001 11:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An International Labour Organisation economist, Grace Strachan, has said that the UN agency and its partners would not relent their efforts to create job opportunities for an estimated 70 million unemployed youths throughout the world. Full text...

  • ILO moves to create employment for youths worldwide
    07 august 2001 00:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Grace Strachan, senior economist at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said Monday that the institution was working towards creating opportunities for youths to make full use of their abilities and fulfil their aspirations. Full text...

  • Beauty queens urge youths to lead fight against HIV/AIDS
    06 august 2001 22:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three world beauty queens Monday called on youths throughout the world to rally around their respective governments and other authorities fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic with a view to fulfilling their obligations as future leaders. Full text...

  • Mandela, Graca Machel write Youths at World Forum
    06 august 2001 16:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa's legendary freedom fighter and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and his wife, Graca Machel, have reiterated their "lifelong" commitment to assist UNICEF in its service to protect children worldwide. Full text...

  • Workers down tools at car manufacturing companies
    06 august 2001 15:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An estimated 21,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, Numsa, on Monday downed their tools at car manufacturing companies across the country. Full text...

  • Annan urges governments to promote youth activities
    06 august 2001 15:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Koffi Annan has urged governments worldwide to empower youths by placing them at the forefront of global change and innovation to enable them become the agents for development and peace. Full text...

  • Preparations hot up for summit on children
    03 august 2001 12:44:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN General Assembly is preparing for its final special session of the year with a summit on the world's children that would urge national leaders to deliver on child welfare promises. Full text...

  • Prosecution seeks life imprisonment for gendarmes
    03 august 2001 12:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- At the trial on the massacre last October of 57 people during post-election unrest in Cote d'Ivoire, the Prosecution has called for life sentences for eight security officers (gendarmes) charged with the murders. Full text...

  • Foundation boosts research at black universities
    03 august 2001 11:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) has launched a new initiative to support research at historically black universities (HBUs) for the next five years. Full text...

  • Editor behind bars for publishing "secret" documents
    03 august 2001 09:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The publisher and editor-in-chief of the bi-weekly "Mutations" newspaper in Cameroon, Haman Mana, was by Friday still in detention at the Secretariat of State for Defence (SED), despite public outcry against his arrest, sources in Yaounde said. Full text...

  • Junior doctors in Sierra Leone go on strike
    01 august 2001 23:39:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Junior medical doctors in Sierra Leone government-owned hospitals embarked on an indefinite nation-wide strike effective Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde court refuses to extradite German national
    31 july 2001 13:00:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- A court in Cape Verde has rejected a request by the public prosecutor for the extradition of Michael Fisher, a German national accused of internet fraud, legal sources said in Praia Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan Airways hostess nabbed for drugs in London
    31 july 2001 12:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenya Airways hostess was arrested by British police Friday for allegedly importing narcotic drugs into the UK, the local press reported in Nairobi Tuesday. Full text...

  • Displaced Ethiopians face starvation
    30 july 2001 22:51:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Out of 82,600 metric tons of food that Ethiopia requested from the international community for its war displaced population, only 20 percent has been secured. Full text...

  • UN investigates proliferation of small arms in Kenya
    30 july 2001 17:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Chris Obure, said Monday his country was anxious to receive support from the United Nations and other agencies to stem the influx of illegal weapons in the country. Full text...

  • UN investigates proliferation of small arms in Kenya
    30 july 2001 16:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Chris Obure, Monday said the country was looking forward to support from the UN and other donor organisations to help curb an influx of illegal weapons. Full text...

  • Mbeki appoints Guma as Reserve Bank deputy governor
    30 july 2001 13:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has appointed Xolile Pallo Guma as Reserve Bank deputy governor to succeed Timothy Thahane who retired in April. Full text...

  • Higher education workers in Sierra Leone resume strike
    28 july 2001 17:55:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Junior and intermediate staff at Sierra Leone's institutions of higher learning Saturday confirmed the resumption a strike they had put on hold earlier in the month. Full text...

  • Journalists, local groups mobilise to clean Freetown
    28 july 2001 15:05:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leonean President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Saturday donated one million leones (500 dollars) to journalists of the independent Voice of the Handicapped radio station and members of the Mask Devil Association who organised a clean-up campaign of the capital city, Freetown. Full text...

  • Eskom employees end strike after agreement over pay dispute
    27 july 2001 16:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Eskom employees returned to work Friday after workers' unions and the company resolved their wage and benefits dispute. Full text...

  • Unions demand labour law review
    25 july 2001 22:59:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The National Union of the Cape Verdean Workers, a confederation of trade unions, plans to request the government to revise the country's labour law in order to remove "the uncertainties, incongruities and contradictions" from it. Full text...

  • Sub-regional weekly launched in Cotonou
    25 july 2001 11:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A 12-page regional weekly, 'Entente-Info', has been launched this week in Cotonou, Benin. Full text...

  • Biography of Muhammad Ali to be released in South Africa
    25 july 2001 08:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- 'Ali', the gripping biography of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, has been jointly acquired for South African distribution by Warner-Nu Metro Film Distribution and Anant Singh's Videovision Entertainment The film follows the life of boxing legend Cassius Clay who lit up professional sports in the 1960s. Full text...

  • Officials say substance abuse cause of school unrest
    24 july 2001 17:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least 25 secondary schools in Kenya have been closed within a week following a wave of pupil unrest which officials blame on indiscipline and drug abuse. Full text...

  • Cape Verde's largest vocational training centre to open soon
    24 july 2001 11:47:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde's largest vocational training centre, constructed with assistance from Portugal, begins classes in October 2001. Full text...

  • Winners and losers of Safari Rally 2001
    24 july 2001 11:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For Mzee Chilalo Masyaya and most of his Maasai folk, Safari Rally 2001 provided only a momentary glee because of the famine that has enveloped his area in this pastoral part of Kenya. Full text...

  • Joint FIJ-WAJA mission visits Praia
    24 july 2001 09:33:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- A joint delegation of the International Federation of Journalists and the West African Journalists Association is currently in Praia, the Cape Verdian capital. Full text...

  • Mauritius to celebrate Indian indentured labour
    22 july 2001 14:31:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian cabinet has approved a decision to set aside every 2 November starting in 2002 as a public holiday to celebrate Indian labour immigration to the island nation over 160 years ago. Full text...

  • Spanish, Swahili proposed for African Union
    22 july 2001 11:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Spanish and Swahili are the two most suitable official working languages of the recently formed African Union, two academics have argued. Full text...

  • Bereaved families dig own graves in Harare
    22 july 2001 10:54:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Bereaved families in Zimbabwe's capital Harare faced double trouble at the weekend as they had to dig their own graves to bury relatives due to a striking municipal gravediggers. Full text...

  • Entente Council to adopt common tourist visa
    21 july 2001 16:27:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A common tourist visa will be issued beginning 21 September in the five-member states of the Entente council, the Ivorian ministry of tourism and crafts said Friday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Man jailed one year, caned, for selling cow meat
    20 july 2001 13:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Court in Nigeria's northern Sokoto State has sentenced a man to one-year imprisonment and 24 strokes of the cane, under the Islamic Sharia code, for selling the meat of an animal that died of unverified cause, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • UN underscores need for community empowerment
    19 july 2001 13:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The UN resident representative in Liberia, John Kakonge, said the development process in the war- torn country can only be attained through empowering the local community and fostering its participation. Full text...

  • ADB to support health, poverty reduction in Sikasso
    19 july 2001 11:36:00
    Sikasso- Mali (PANA) -- A representative of the African Development Bank (ADB) in Mali said the bank would help finance the government's 10-year socio-sanitary development plan (PRODESS) in the Sikasso region, 380 km south of Bamako. Full text...

  • Trade unions condemn increase in prices of foodstuffs
    18 july 2001 19:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions (UNSAS) on Wednesday expressed "profound disappointment" and disapproval of latest hikes in price for consumables and rates for water and electricity. Full text...

  • Mali launches poverty alleviation projects
    18 july 2001 18:17:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian Rural Development minister Ahmed El Madani Diallo has launched a 15. Full text...

  • Assistant prosecutor at UN tribunal tours Rwanda
    18 july 2001 12:54:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in Rwanda (ICTR), Adama Dieng, is in the country on a three-day official visit, sources said. Full text...

  • Namibia university, Ghana management institute sign agreement
    17 july 2001 20:31:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) have entered into an agreement of cooperation in postgraduate training in business administration and management. Full text...

  • Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation in deficit spending
    17 july 2001 20:07:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- High running costs have driven the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) into excess of expenditure of 243 million rupees over the last four years, Prime minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth told Parliament Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania sacks 107 corrupt policemen
    17 july 2001 19:40:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A total of 107 Tanzanian policemen have been sacked in what the government said was campaign to remove corrupt and undesirable elements. Full text...

  • Malian village gets ambulance from immigrants in France
    16 july 2001 15:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Malian immigrants in France have donated an ambulance to their home village of Sadiola in south- western Mali. Full text...

  • Female only university takes off in Zimbabwe
    16 july 2001 08:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean women activists at the weekend formally launched a controversial female only university, which they say will help address some of the gender imbalances in the country. Full text...

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