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  • Benin gets new workers' confederation
    09 july 2001 19:12:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Independent Trade Unions of Benin (COSI) have formed a confederation. Full text...

  • Algeria hosts 15th World Youth Festival
    09 july 2001 16:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- At least 30,000 youths are expected to participate in the 15th World Youth Festival (WYF) which entered its second day in Algeria on Sunday. Full text...

  • Union members picket outside US embassy
    09 july 2001 15:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Communications Workers Union shop stewards from Gauteng staged a protest outside the US Embassy in Pretoria on Monday to express their concerns about American citizens driving the privatisation process of communications giant Telkom. Full text...

  • Kadhafi accuses US of conspiring against Moslems
    09 july 2001 14:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Kenyan journalists criticise foreign correspondents
    09 july 2001 13:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Kenyan Union of Journalists, Ezekiel Mutua announced that local journalists shall henceforth, play a more assertive role in local news coverage. Full text...

  • Kabbah inaugurates anti-corruption Commission
    08 july 2001 23:00:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Saturday formally launched Sierra Leone's anti-corruption Commission, describing the vice as a "dangerous disease". Full text...

  • Tunisian journalists' body suspends ties with RSF
    07 july 2001 11:00:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Association of Tunisian Journalists (AJT) has suspended relations with the Paris-based international press freedom watchdog, Reporters without Borders, or RSF. Full text...

  • British paedophile is denied bail in Cape Town
    06 july 2001 16:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A British paedophile who has admitted to sexually abusing a number of children aged between six and 16 over the past 35 years, was denied bail in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday. Full text...

  • Street kids need help from everyone - psychologist
    06 july 2001 15:48:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Street children face a lot of psychological difficulties, a local psychologist said. Full text...

  • British airline launches Nigerian operation
    06 july 2001 12:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Privately-owned British airline 'Virgin Atlantic' has formally launched its Lagos-London flight, scheduled to kick off in a fortnight, with promises of lower fares and employment opportunities for Nigerians. Full text...

  • Campaign to promote South Africa gains momentum
    06 july 2001 11:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) has announced the appointment of Martin Feinstein, a former advertising agency chairman, as chief executive of the 'Proudly South African' (PSA) campaign. Full text...

  • Ghana university workers on strike
    05 july 2001 22:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Teachers and Educational Workers Union of the University of Ghana in Accra on Thursday began an indefinite sit-down strike to press demands for the payment of salaries based on the new minimum daily wage of 5,500 cedis. Full text...

  • Village boy finds employment in car washing
    05 july 2001 21:35:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Although car washing is a relatively new and undeveloped line of business in Namibia, it has turned the life of Valde Nghuumbwali around. Full text...

  • South African minister orders probe on delayed pension grants
    05 july 2001 18:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's minister of Social Development, Zola Skweyiya, has called for an immediate and thorough investigation into the delay of payment of social grants to approximately 400,000 beneficiaries throughout the country. Full text...

  • RSF protests attack against photojournalist in Kenya
    05 july 2001 18:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- International media watchdog "Reporters Without Borders" (RSF) Thursday denounced the ruling party in Kenya for the attack by some of its members on Jackson Orina, a photojournalist of the "Nation" newspaper. Full text...

  • Mbeki gets new presidential jet
    05 july 2001 09:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A new Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) has been delivered to the South African Air Force for President Thabo Mbeki and other senior government officials, the South African National Defence Force confirmed on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Landmines found southern Sierra Leone
    04 july 2001 21:59:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- British troops serving in Sierra Leone have retrieved 40 landmines in the southern area of Potoru, UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) spokesperson Margett Novicki said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone Lecturers Suspend Strike
    04 july 2001 20:19:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Junior and intermediate staff of universities and teacher training colleges in Sierra Leone Wednesday announced suspension of their sit-in action till 20 July. Full text...

  • Catholic Church in Congo against abortion
    04 july 2001 12:51:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Roman Catholic Church in Congo has spoken out against a bill authorising hospitals and health centres in the country to carry out abortion, Brazzaville sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambian Moslems invite Gaddafi for prayers
    04 july 2001 11:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian Muslims said Wednesday they had invited Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, expected in the country for next week's OAU summit, for prayer at a mosque in the capital, Lusaka. Full text...

  • Obasanjo proposes new chairman for population commission
    04 july 2001 11:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has nominated S. Full text...

  • African Leaders Told To Allow Free Movement of People
    03 july 2001 14:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Southern Africa Regional Representative of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), John Tesha, has appealed to African leaders to encourage free movement of their people to foster integration and development of the continent. Full text...

  • Niger journalists to set up Press Centre
    03 july 2001 10:07:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Managing Editors and Editors-in-Chief of media houses in Niger, have decided to set up a Press Centre in Niamey, the private daily "Tenere Express" reported. Full text...

  • More than 1,000 Journalists For OAU Summit
    02 july 2001 16:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- More than 1,000 media persons from Africa and other parts of the world are expected in Lusaka for coverage of the historic 37th ordinary OAU Summit, which opened Monday in the Zambian capital. Full text...

  • Mbeki to attend Sun City media workshop
    29 june 2001 09:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki is scheduled to attend a two-day workshop with local media leaders in the Sun City resort north of Pretoria on his return from an overseas tour Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia's news agency lashes out against RSF
    29 june 2001 09:45:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian News Agency has vehemently protested against the Paris-based media watchdog 'Reporters Sans Frontieres' (RSF) for orchestrating the occupation of the premises of the Tunisian Tourist Board in Paris in an attempt to secure the release a detained human rights activist, Sihem Ben Sedrine. Full text...

  • Teachers suspend strike
    27 june 2001 22:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The National Federation of Congolese Teachers (FENATREC), has suspended its one-month strike, the State radio announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Workers Union signals strike action
    27 june 2001 12:34:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Public servants in Guinea Bissau have threatened to go on a six-day strike if the government would not respond positively to their demand for increased wages. Full text...

  • Kenya calls for education reform in Africa
    26 june 2001 16:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya(PANA) -- Kenya's education minister Henry Kosgey has called for reform of Africa's education sector in order to attain desirable progress. Full text...

  • Education loan board goes for lottery
    26 june 2001 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Cash-strapped and struggling to finance university students' education, Kenya's higher education loans board is seeking government approval to raise money through lottery. Full text...

  • South Africans commemorate Freedom Charter anniversary
    26 june 2001 10:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Political parties and labour unions in South Africa on Tuesday commemorated the 46th anniversary of the Freedom Charter which laid the foundation for the country's liberation. Full text...

  • Benin gets Committee against rights violation
    25 june 2001 19:56:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin Human Rights League (LBDH) has set up a Committee against rights abuses or impunity. Full text...

  • African broadcasters call for restructure of URTNA
    25 june 2001 15:03:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- An extraordinary general assembly of the Union of National Radio and Television Organisations of Africa (URTNA) closed here late Sunday calling for the restructure of the union in order to enhance its performance. Full text...

  • Many Feared Dead As Bus Plunges Into Lagos River
    24 june 2001 15:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Many of the 18 passengers travelling to Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos from nearby Ikorodu town are feared dead, after the commuter bus in which they were travelling plunged into a river Saturday, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • URTNA due for reorganization
    23 june 2001 18:21:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A three-day general assembly of the Union of African Radio and TV (URTNA) opened Saturday in Khartoum with restructuring of the union at the top of its agenda. Full text...

  • Kenya Civil Servants, Teachers Get Higher Perks
    23 june 2001 16:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Government workers and teachers in Kenya are to get up to 110 percent increase in their allowances with effect from July, in keeping with a promise made by President Daniel Arap Moi early this month. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation poaches SABC man
    22 june 2001 18:29:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a rare skills transfer, Zimbabwe's Broadcasting Corporation has secured the services of a top South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Manager as its chief executive. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation poaches SABC man
    22 june 2001 10:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a rare move of skills transfer, Zimbabwe's Broadcasting Cooperation has secured the services of a top South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) manager as its chief executive. Full text...

  • Mbeki wants high-tech skills in government
    21 june 2001 20:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki said Thursday his government was introducing an electronic information management system to improve efficiency. Full text...

  • Guinea observes 'Month of the Child'
    21 june 2001 14:41:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- June has since the authorities in Conakry so decreed, been observed there as the "Month of the Guinean Child. Full text...

  • Thirteen prisoners escape from Botswana jail
    20 june 2001 13:43:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Botswana police Wednesday launched a massive man-hunt for 13 inmates who escaped from a prison in the country's second city of Francistown. Full text...

  • Cleric urges Swiss churches to support victims of apartheid
    20 june 2001 13:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane has urged the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches to support his call for reparation for victims of apartheid. Full text...

  • Ivorian victims of political violence form an association
    20 june 2001 12:27:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An association known as Action Group of Cote d'Ivoire Victims has been established in the country by victims of the social and political unrest that rocked Cote d'Ivoire in October and December last year as well as in January 2001. Full text...

  • Kenya establishes disaster centre
    20 june 2001 10:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has established a national disaster management centre to enable the country deal with man- made and natural disasters, official sources said. Full text...

  • Child slavery on Volta Lake, a thorny problem
    19 june 2001 22:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Samuel was only 16 years old when he died in 1998, and it was in tragic circumstances. Full text...

  • Community radios aspire for broader coverage
    19 june 2001 17:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian community radio executives under the umbrella, Union of Community Radios in Cote d'Ivoire (URPCI), have appealed to the government to allow them to extend their broadcast wavelengths to 100 kilometres. Full text...

  • South Africa to scrape apartheid school names
    19 june 2001 14:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Education minister Kader Asmal has said that schools named after apartheid icons and those with potentially offensive names would have to be renamed. Full text...

  • Labour unions march against privatisation bill
    18 june 2001 19:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and other labour unions Monday marched to Parliament in Cape Town to protest against the Eskom Conversion Bill currently being discussed in the House. Full text...

  • Congolese authorities arrest union leader
    18 june 2001 16:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese authorities Sunday arrested the secretary general of the National Federation of Teachers in Congo (FENATREC) along with other union executives as they met with members at the weekend. Full text...

  • SNEL to campaign against power failure in Kinshasa
    18 june 2001 12:42:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo's National Electricity Company (SNEL) Monday launched a massive campaign against recurrent power failure in Kinshasa, a source close to SNEL management said. Full text...

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