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  • ADB Agrees to Upgrade Public Services, Utilities in Sierra Leone
    11 july 2001 08:22:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to fund the completion of Sierra Leone's hydroelectric dam and upgrade water supply systems throughout the country. Full text...

  • Tanzania gets a trifle better on development index
    10 july 2001 23:48:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In its Human Development Report for 2001 the UN Development Programme (UNDP) intimates some improvement in Tanzania, as the country moved from the 156th position it held previously to the 140th. Full text...

  • UEMOA to define major trends of its agricultural policy
    10 july 2001 23:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) experts and representatives of the agriculture sector of each of the union's member states opened a workshop in Abidjan Tuesday to define the main trends of an agricultural policy for the union. Full text...

  • Trade fair brightens Tanzania's business prospects
    10 july 2001 23:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Trade between Tanzania and other countries looked poised for an upswing after the just ended Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair recorded inquiries worth about 28. Full text...

  • Financial constraints delay Luderitz-Aus railway line
    10 july 2001 22:59:00
    Keetmanshoop- Namibia (PANA) -- Work to upgrade the railway line between Aus and Luderitz in southern Namibia has slowed down due to budgetary constraints, an official in the works ministry said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda mobile phone company launches international gateway
    10 july 2001 22:50:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Kigali private mobile phone company, MTN Rwandacell, Tuesday launched an international gateway providing international links for land-locked Rwanda, official sources in Kigali affirmed. Full text...

  • Mozambican government announces minimum cotton prices
    10 july 2001 21:34:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Prices and Wages Commission has fixed prices for this year's cotton harvest at rates much lower than what peasant growers anticipated. Full text...

  • Study for new dam to be built on the Incomati River
    10 july 2001 21:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government Monday signed a contract under which a Norwegian company, Norconsult, will carry out a feasibility study to build a dam on the Incomati River in Moamba district of Maputo Province. Full text...

  • Windhoek City Council to help black tour guides
    10 july 2001 21:02:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The city of Windhoek has designed an empowerment programme that would enable young black aspiring tour guides start their own businesses. Full text...

  • West African financiers close ranks against poverty
    10 july 2001 20:49:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Delegates from member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Tuesday wound up a seminar in Bamako, Mali on the place of the financial sector in the struggle against poverty. Full text...

  • IMF approves 126 million-dollar loan for Zambia
    10 july 2001 20:23:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a loan of 126 million US dollars to support Zambia's poverty alleviation and economic reform programmes, government officials announced in Lusaka Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan official calss for financial discipline
    10 july 2001 19:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A senior government official in Kenya has blamed high interest rates on what he said was an absence of financial discipline. Full text...

  • Kenyan official calss for financial discipline
    10 july 2001 19:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A senior government official in Kenya has blamed high interest rates on what he said was an absence of financial discipline. Full text...

  • Kufuor says Ghanaian economy on track
    10 july 2001 19:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- President John Kufuor says the Ghanaian economy is gaining momentum, six months after he assumed the leadership of the West African country. Full text...

  • MG and Rover vehicles return to South Africa
    10 july 2001 17:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- British Consul General Nick McInnes has announced the return of MG and Rover vehicles to South Africa. Full text...

  • Missionary disapproves of Kenya's oil deal with Sudan
    10 july 2001 17:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Catholic missionary in Sudan has called on Kenya authorities to reverse their decision to import oil from Sudan. Full text...

  • Tanzania's human development inches forward
    10 july 2001 15:51:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has positioned Tanzania at number 140 in its annually updated Human Development Index for 2001, showing the country has achieved a moderate measure of progress. Full text...

  • Pretoria committed to boosting South-South links
    10 july 2001 13:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's deputy President Jacob Zuma says his government is determined to boost South-South links and promote stronger relationship among developing countries. Full text...

  • R&D, differential pricing could help bridge tech divide
    10 july 2001 10:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- This year's Human Development Report, released today, urges global initiatives to ensure that new technologies address the most pressing needs of the world's poor people. Full text...

  • Brain Drain costs developing countries billions, report says
    10 july 2001 10:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Rich nations have been opening their doors to developing country professionals - at a high cost to the home countries. Full text...

  • Norway first, US sixth in human development
    10 july 2001 10:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The annually updated Human Development Index ranks 162 countries by a composite measure that includes life expectancy, educational enrollment and adult literacy, and income per person. Full text...

  • Steep rise in Congo's tax revenue
    10 july 2001 09:49:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's tax revenue rose from 60. Full text...

  • Mining company concludes 125 million-dollar deal
    10 july 2001 09:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Palabora Mining Company (Palamin) and a consortium of banks have concluded a 125 million-dollar funding deal that will help extend the life of Palamin's copper and vermiculite mining operation. Full text...

  • Namibia's latest exchange rates
    10 july 2001 09:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Here are the daily foreign exchange rates for Tuesday as provided by the First National Bank (FNB) Namibia. Full text...

  • Exxonmobil welcomes African agreement
    10 july 2001 09:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- ExxonMobil on Monday welcomed commitments to phase out leaded gasoline in sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • DR Congo's reform programme gets IMF kudos
    09 july 2001 22:25:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The International Monetary Fund has expressed satisfaction with early results in DR Congo's interim structural reform programme, Kinshasa sources affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Botswana inflation rate down
    09 july 2001 21:51:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The national year-on-year inflation in Botswana dropped by 0. Full text...

  • Tender for second mobile phone operator in September
    09 july 2001 21:32:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Minister of Transport and Communications, Tomas Salomao, said in Maputo Monday that the government will launch an international tender in September in order to license a second mobile phone operator. Full text...

  • Rwanda gets 37 million-dollar loan from IDA
    09 july 2001 21:15:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda has secured a loan of 37 million US dollars from the International Development Agency (IDA), the Kigali-based bi-weekly "The New Times" reported Monday. Full text...

  • Africa-Asia business forum gets underway in Durban
    09 july 2001 20:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- About 250 representatives from foreign countries are attending the Africa-Asia business forum which began in Durban Sunday. Full text...

  • Benin to host UEMOA agricultural workshop
    09 july 2001 17:24:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A five-day National workshop opens in Cotonou Tuesday to design agricultural policy guidelines for the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). Full text...

  • Experts Say MRR Increase Will Affect Capital Market
    09 july 2001 17:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The recent increase in the Minimum Rediscount Rate (MRR), the nominal anchor for banks' interest rates, by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will affect the capital market as investors are likely to divert their money to the money market, financial experts said. Full text...

  • Search for South Africa's best entrepreneur takes-off
    09 july 2001 15:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The search for South Africa's Best Entrepreneur for 2001 is on. Full text...

  • Kenya starts importing crude from Sudan
    09 july 2001 14:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's oil marketing companies were Monday waiting for government instructions on modalities of importing crude oil from neighbouring Sudan. Full text...

  • Rwanda to host international trade fair in August
    08 july 2001 22:38:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda will host an international trade fair in August-September, the bi-weekly New Times reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Sudan, Egypt sign 20 co-operation agreements
    08 july 2001 22:10:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudan-Egypt Ministerial Committee ended a two-day meeting in Khartoum Sunday with both countries signing 20 co-operation agreements on transport, agriculture and industry among other fields. Full text...

  • World Bank willing to support Cape Verde
    08 july 2001 15:07:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- World Bank vice president Calisto Madavo has reaffirmed the bank's commitment to supporting the development process in Cape Verde. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean farmers seek land in Mozambique
    08 july 2001 14:38:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Agriculture minister Helder Muteia has confirmed that a large group of white Zimbabwean farmers has requested not less than 400,000 hectares of land in the central Mozambican province of Manica. Full text...

  • Ethiopia to import butane from Sudan
    08 july 2001 12:44:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian energy authorities have indicated that the country would, beginning next year, import butane gas from Sudan, when a road linking the two countries would have been completed. Full text...

  • IMF disburses 13.3 billion FCFA for WAEMU states
    08 july 2001 12:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disbursed a total of 14. Full text...

  • IMF sizes up Togo's economic programme
    08 july 2001 12:12:00
    Lome- Togo (PAN) -- An IMF delegation has in the past two weeks been assessing an interim economic reform programme underway in Togo since the start of this year. Full text...

  • Zambia to make six million dollars from OAU summit
    08 july 2001 11:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Zambian tourism official boasted Sunday that the country would net some 6 million US dollars from hosting the OAU Heads of State and government summit which opens on Monday. Full text...

  • Chiluba Says Economic Cooperation Vital For AU Success
    07 july 2001 18:46:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba said Saturday greater African economic cooperation is vital for the success of the proposed African Union. Full text...

  • Chiluba says privatisation of enterprises will continue
    07 july 2001 18:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba Saturday insisted that the government would continue the privatisation of parastatal companies though its benefits in Zambia have not been immediately flowing. Full text...

  • Mozambique, China sign joint commission
    06 july 2001 23:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The governments of Mozambique and China Friday signed an agreement to establish a joint Economic and Commercial Commission, a foreign ministry statement said Friday in Maputo. Full text...

  • McDonalds opens outlet in Mauritius
    06 july 2001 23:00:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- US-based fast food chain McDonalds has opened its first outlet in Port Louis relying on local suppliers for its products while 40 staff trained in Reunion and Australia would run the business. Full text...

  • Mauritius gets 65 million-rupee interest-free Chinese loan
    06 july 2001 18:00:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The People's Republic of China has offered an interest-free loan of 65 million rupees to Mauritius. Full text...

  • UN launches anti-poverty programmes for Somalia
    06 july 2001 17:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched three programmes Friday to help Somalis rebuild their war-devastated economy. Full text...

  • Oil workers end strike
    06 july 2001 16:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Workers of Nigeria's Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) have called off their two-week strike, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya to revamp its aviation industry
    06 july 2001 15:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Transport and Communications Ministry Friday announced plans to revamp the country's aviation industry to promote inter-African transportation. Full text...

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