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  • Angolan Varsity staff threaten strike
    28 september 2001 17:17:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Lecturers and administrative staff of Angola's public Agostinho Neto University (UAN), are to begin a strike from Monday over a pay dispute, their Unions announced Friday. Full text...

  • Rights group says governments support violence against children
    28 september 2001 14:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Violence against children is a bigger problem than many governments acknowledge, and is often carried out by officials of the State, Human Rights Watch noted in a new global study released Friday. Full text...

  • US donates security equipment to Lagos State
    28 september 2001 13:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In fulfilment of its pledge, the US government Friday donated some security equipment to Nigeria's Lagos State to boost crime fighting. Full text...

  • Tutu accepts position at Harvard University
    28 september 2001 10:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu is to take up residency at Harvard University in the United States as part of an initiative to improve South Africa-US relations. Full text...

  • Man nabbed over false rumour on US terror attacks
    28 september 2001 09:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A man accused of disseminating a false report claiming that South Africa was involved in this month's terror attacks in New York and Washington, has been fired by his company. Full text...

  • Anti-American protests on Wits university campus
    27 september 2001 20:48:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Students from the Wits University in Johannesburg protested Thursday against expected US led strikes on Afghanistan. Full text...

  • Arsonists burn two churches in Kenyan Islamic town
    27 september 2001 20:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Arsonists believed to be Muslims Wednesday set ablaze two churches in Kenya's northern town of Isiolo. Full text...

  • Nigerian, Tanzanian in court over Bin Laden posters
    27 september 2001 18:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Nigerian and a Tanzanian have appeared before a Magistrate's Court in Nairobi, Kenya for publishing and displaying posters of the controversial Islamic fundamentalist, Osama bin Laden. Full text...

  • Mozambican journalist gets posthumous award
    27 september 2001 17:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has posthumously awarded its Press Freedom Prize to Carlos Cardoso, editor of the independent news sheet "Metical" and former director of the Mozambican News Agency, who was murdered in Maputo last November. Full text...

  • Mozambican returnees besiege Labour ministry
    27 september 2001 16:44:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Hundreds of Mozambican workers who returned from the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Wednesday besieged the ministry of Labour as they stepped up demands for outstanding entitlements. Full text...

  • Benin, Nigeria assess language programme
    27 september 2001 15:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- About 40 executives from several sectors in Nigeria and Benin are meeting in Cotonou to evaluate a cooperation programme between the two countries on the teaching of French. Full text...

  • World Churches discuss sexuality
    27 september 2001 14:50:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Representatives of Churches in Africa, Europe and the Americas are participating in an international workshop in Lome, focusing on contemporary theological challenges, dealing with sexuality, ethical and cultural issues in the context of globalisation. Full text...

  • APEX-CI sympathises with US government
    27 september 2001 14:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Export Promotion Association of Cote d'Ivoire (APEX-CI) has paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the 11 September terror attacks in the United States. Full text...

  • Chad, US sign two agreements on national mediation
    27 september 2001 14:08:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chad and the US have signed two conventions for the financing of the national mediation body and the information Committee, grouping 30 NGOs, in the African country. Full text...

  • West African Islamic Council to be set up
    27 september 2001 13:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A forum of 160 Islamic Associations from West Africa has decided in Accra, Ghana, to set up a sub-regional Islamic Council, according to Ahmed Saloum Dieng, chairman of the Union of Islamic Youth in Senegal, who attended the meeting. Full text...

  • Nigeria ratifies drug treaty with US
    27 september 2001 13:10:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has ratified the legal assistant treaty between it and the United States in a major move to strengthen the global fight against drug trafficking. Full text...

  • Nigeria to evacuate citizens from Afghanistan
    27 september 2001 12:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amid a growing possibility of a US-led attack on Afghanistan, Nigeria has decided to move its citizens living in the country to nearby Pakistan, government officials said. Full text...

  • Nigeria opts for low-key anniversary celebrations
    27 september 2001 11:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has opted for a low-key celebration of the country's 41st independence anniversary 1 October, according to the programme of activities for the anniversary. Full text...

  • Govt bans importation of used cars
    27 september 2001 11:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has banned the importation of used cars which are more than five years old into the country. Full text...

  • Follow-up of anti-racism conference ends in London
    27 september 2001 11:01:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A follow-up panel discussion to the recent UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, ended at the Africa Centre in London Wednesday, with most of the participants happy with its outcome despite the marching out, yet again, of Isreali and US delegations before the end of the conference. Full text...

  • Five armed robbers given 360 years imprisonment
    27 september 2001 09:14:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Five armed robbers were sentenced Wednesday to a total of 360 years in jail after being found guilty in a cash-in-transit robbery on 26 July 1999 in Benoni in the East Rand. Full text...

  • Blunder forces Botswana to postpone referendum
    26 september 2001 23:27:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A procedural blunder Wednesday forced the government of Botswana to postpone a national referendum scheduled for 6 October to 3 November. Full text...

  • Botswana gets US grant for ILEA
    26 september 2001 22:48:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana and the United States Wednesday signed a funding agreement for the proposed bureau of the International Law Enforcement Agency in Gaborone. Full text...

  • Belgium offers 15 postgraduate grants
    26 september 2001 20:47:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Belgium has offered 15 postgraduate bursaries to enable students from the Democratic Republic of Congo join Belgian universities. Full text...

  • Cholera kills 40 Ivorian prisoners
    26 september 2001 19:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An outbreak of cholera killed 40 prisoners last week at the Man civilian prison, 585 km north-west of Abidjan, the official national redio reported Tuesday evening. Full text...

  • Communal crisis claims 11 lives in South-eastern Nigeria
    26 september 2001 18:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Renewed communal clashes in Nigeria's south-eastern Rivers State has claimed 11 lives and caused property damage worth millions of naira, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Desperate woman gets caught after kidnapping kid
    26 september 2001 17:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A young woman, desperate to make good a marital promise, Wednesday tried but failed to kidnap a newly born baby at a hospital nursery. Full text...

  • Smugglers kill four cops, hurt three others in border fight
    26 september 2001 17:04:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A gang of smugglers shot dead four customs policemen and wounded three others Tuesday in north-west Sudan near the borders of Libya and Chad, customs police said in Khartoum Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNFPA supports Sudan's population projects
    26 september 2001 16:29:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is supporting Sudan's population programme with 13. Full text...

  • Algerian population to hit 31.04 million in 2002
    26 september 2001 15:44:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's population is expected to reach 31. Full text...

  • Cameroon prepares for national census
    26 september 2001 15:32:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Scientific Council of Cameroon's Central Board of Census and Population Studies has met in Yaounde to prepare for the third national population census, an official said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ex-husband chops off rival's genitals
    26 september 2001 13:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A man in Bujumbura's working class district of Bwiza was early this week flown to Belgium for treatment after his genitals were severed by a neighbour who caught him with his ex-wife, press accounts said. Full text...

  • Discovered bomb material linked to Tunisian
    26 september 2001 11:48:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Investigators in Brussels Tuesday said large quantities of explosive agents discovered last week could belong to a Tunisian earlier arrested on suspicion of plotting attacks on US interests in Europe. Full text...

  • Dog named after Zambian minister
    26 september 2001 10:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Foreign Affairs minister Keli Walubita has declined any comment after former Mines minister Syamukayumbu Syamujaye renamed his dog after him. Full text...

  • Fifty stations in Burkina Faso airwaves
    25 september 2001 23:00:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Six FM private radio stations were licensed Tuesday by the communication commission which regulates broadcasting in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Hoax bomb scares people in Dar es Salaam
    25 september 2001 20:55:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Hundreds of Dar es Salaam residents scampered for their lives Tuesday morning following a bomb scare at a bank in the Tanzanian economic capital Tuesday. Full text...

  • Interpol countries condemn anti-US terrorism
    25 september 2001 20:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Interpol General Assembly meeting in Budapest on Tuesday unanimously condemned "the murderous attacks perpetrated against citizens of over 80 countries" in the US on 11 September. Full text...

  • South Africa pledges to reduce dam discharges
    25 september 2001 18:05:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The South African authorities have pledged to reduce discharges from the Pongolapoort Dam - from 400 to about 85 cubic metres a second - which could affect areas along the banks of the Maputo river in southern Mozambique, reports Tuesday's issue of the daily paper "Noticias". Full text...

  • Armed forces' mission "is one of peace" - Chissano
    25 september 2001 17:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano, in his capacity as Commander in Chief of the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM), said on Monday that although Mozambican troops bear weapons, "their mission is one of peace". Full text...

  • Zambia's flood victims get relief
    25 september 2001 17:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian News Agency (ZANA) reported Tuesday that local authorities had begun distributing relief food to hunger stricken areas in Kafue district. Full text...

  • NGOs say Durban WCAR conference achieved objectives
    25 september 2001 16:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- African and Afro-Caribbean NGOs based in Paris have hailed the recently concluded Durban conference on racism as a landmark, which achieved its objectives as the Trans- Atlantic Slave Trade was recognised as a crime against humanity by heads of state and governments in their final declaration. Full text...

  • Satire on African politics hits Burkinabe newsstands
    25 september 2001 16:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The first issue of a monthly satire, "Le Marabout," published in Ouagadougou, went on sale Tuesday in the Burkinabe capital. Full text...

  • Kenya gripped by terrorism threat
    25 september 2001 16:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Everywhere you go, the attention of Kenyans seems to be fixed on one thing - the looming war in the Asia and the likely ramifications it is going to have in this country. Full text...

  • Rights league calls for clemency in DR Congo
    25 september 2001 15:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- African Human Rights League (AHRL) chairman Dave Mbanza, currently on a European tour, has appealed to the DR Congo government to grant clemency to people sentenced in connection with the assassination of President Laurent Kabila and the coup attempt against his son and successor Joseph Kabila. Full text...

  • Thousands of Malian fishermen ask to return home
    25 september 2001 15:21:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Driven from their camps by Ivorian youths and evacuated to Bouake (central Cote d'Ivoire), some 1,500 Malian fishermen from the Bozo ethnic group have expressed the desire to return to Mali, the Malian Foreign ministry said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan govt tightens security in wake of terrorists' hunt
    25 september 2001 15:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has tightened security within and along the country's borders following reports that the search for terrorists linked to the 11 September attack on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC, were now directed toward the East African country. Full text...

  • Thousands join Benin's campaign for children
    25 september 2001 13:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- More than 24 000 people have signed in for Benin's "Say Yes for Children" campaign, UNICEF official Michèle Akan Badarou affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Renowned Ivorian church leader dies
    25 september 2001 13:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Renowned Ivorian church leader Papa Nouveau died at the weekend in his village of Toukouzou-Hozalem on the outskirts of Abidjan following a protracted illness, his congregation announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian immigrant challenges male dominance in Francophonie
    24 september 2001 21:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Calixthe Beyala says she has seen her stars rise. Full text...

  • Court Grants Bail To Faction Leader
    24 september 2001 19:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A federal high court sitting in Lagos Monday granted bail to Ganiyu Adams, leader of the nationalist Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), who has been charged with various offences ranging from operating an unlawful association, possession of firearms, brutality and destruction of property. Full text...

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