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  • NGO offers expertise in population policy
    03 july 2001 17:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Nairobi-based African Population Advisory Council (APAC) has offered to help African institutions improve the design and implementation of population policies. Full text...

  • Burkinabe students begin 2001 Baccalaureate exams
    03 july 2001 16:17:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe students Tuesday began writing the 2001 session of the Baccalaureate examinations - equivalent to the Advanced Level GCE examinations - with official sources putting number of registered candidates at 16,172, up from last year's 13,825. Full text...

  • Envoy says stranded Liberians are not refugees
    03 july 2001 16:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Charge d'Affaires of the Liberian Embassy in Nigeria, William Ledlam, said the Liberians who arrived in Lagos aboard a Swedish cargo ship last week were normal travellers, rather than refugees as they have been widely described. Full text...

  • Police gun down gang leader, captures other thugs
    03 july 2001 15:09:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Gift Namacha M'bobo, Blantyre's most wanted criminal, died early Tuesday morning at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after undercover agents shot him during a night raid. Full text...

  • Eleven killed and three wounded in road accident
    03 july 2001 14:52:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least 11 people died and three others were seriously injured Monday morning in a road accident in southern Burundi, a reliable source said. Full text...

  • Mass graves linked to British mining company
    03 july 2001 14:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- New explosive evidence has linked the London-based Cape PLC Company with a secret burial of asbestosis victims in the Northern Cape and Northern Province decades ago. Full text...

  • 12 Cape Verdian fishermen declared missing
    03 july 2001 13:50:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdian coastal authorities Tuesday said 12 fishermen from the Tarrafal municipality on Santiago Island have been missing since last week. Full text...

  • Girl guides and scouts conference begins in Cape Town
    03 july 2001 13:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) conference holding for the first time in South Africa under the theme "Building Africa's Future," has attracted hundreds of delegates from across the continent. Full text...

  • Violence Claims 10 In Delta State
    03 july 2001 13:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A fresh outbreak of communal violence in the trouble-prone Nigeria's oil-rich Delta State has claimed 10 lives and left many others injured, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • RSF commends France over jailed Tunisian journalist
    03 july 2001 12:32:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris-based association for the defence of press freedom, Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF), has commended the French Co-operation Minister Charles Josselin for his "concern" over the fate of detained female Tunisian journalist, Shihem Ben Sedrine. Full text...

  • Focus on plight of children, Zambian paper urges OAU
    03 july 2001 11:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's biggest privately-owned newspaper Tuesday appealed to African leaders gathering in the country next week for an Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Summit, to focus on the welfare of children on the continent. Full text...

  • Striking University Teachers Return To Classes
    03 july 2001 10:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After an agreement with the federal government, Nigerian university teachers have ended their three-month strike, called to press for better pay and increased funding for the nation's universities. Full text...

  • Police officers convicted of fraud
    02 july 2001 22:19:00
    Rundu- Namibia (PANA) -- A magistrate's court here on Monday ordered two former Namibian police officers to pay 7,000 Namibian dollars or serve five years in jail each upon their conviction of fraud. Full text...

  • Defence lacks funds to bring Rwanda genocide witnesses
    02 july 2001 21:33:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Hearing of an extradition case against a former Rwandan army officer Bernard Ntuyahaga was on Monday postponed to September following a plea by the defence side at a court in Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian business capital. Full text...

  • Ivorians react to charges filed against Gbagbo
    02 july 2001 21:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorians were on Monday still reacting to the "crime against humanity" charges filed in Brussels last Thursday against President Laurent Gbagbo as well as his military predecessor, Gen. Full text...

  • Muluzi Wages War Against Criminals
    02 july 2001 20:19:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- When it comes to fighting crime and ensuring public security, Malawi President Bakili Muluzi says he won't listen to human rights activists. Full text...

  • Govt. Pushing For Quick GSM Roll-out
    02 july 2001 18:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amid growing uncertainty over the launch of Nigeria's much-awaited mobile GSM telephone network, the government has summoned a meeting of the three licence winners for Abuja on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan student dies in dormitory fire
    02 july 2001 17:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A student at a boys boarding school in Nandi district, Western Kenya died Monday morning and 27 others were admitted into hospital after an unknown arsonist set their dormitory on fire while they slept. Full text...

  • Mauritius private sector workers get bonus
    02 july 2001 16:33:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Parliament in Mauritius Monday passed a bill making compulsory an end-of-year bonus equivalent to a month's pay, for private sector workers. Full text...

  • Ethiopian woman gives birth to quadruplets
    02 july 2001 13:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A housewife in the Gomo-Gofa locality of Suka in southern Ethiopia has given birth to four baby girls after 12 months of pregnancy, the Ethiopian Herald reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Police, residents dispute number of dead in robbery raid
    01 july 2001 16:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Police and residents of the Lagos suburb of Bariga have disagreed over the number of people killed by armed robbers who struck in the area on Friday. Full text...

  • Leaders discuss means to stop communal violence
    01 july 2001 16:14:00
    Lafia- Nigeria (PANA) -- As uneasy calm prevails in Nigeria's central Nasarawa state, where over two weeks of communal fighting have left about 200 people dead, leaders of the state and the nearby Benue state met Saturday to find ways of ending the violence. Full text...

  • Nigerian singer dies in Johannesburg
    01 july 2001 16:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian singer and designer Tyna Onwudiwe has died of lung cancer at the age of 47, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Burundi refugees return from Tanzania
    30 june 2001 18:49:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 700 Burundi refugees in the last few days returned from neighbouring Tanzania to Rumonge in Bururi Province, official sources in Bujumbura said. Full text...

  • Zambia has 10.3 million Population
    30 june 2001 17:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian population is 10. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's Internet communication system upgraded
    30 june 2001 12:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopia Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Saturday concluded an estimated 1. Full text...

  • Prime Minister Boye worries over Senegalese children
    29 june 2001 23:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Notwithstanding progress made towards their protection, Prime Minister Mame Boye has expressed worry about the situation of children in Senegal. Full text...

  • Africans demand compensation for slave trade
    29 june 2001 21:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A symposium on "Slave Trade and Compensation," ended in Senegal's "slave" Island of Goree, Thursday, with a declaration insisting that slave trade and slavery, as well as colonialism and colonisation, be treated as crimes against humanity. Full text...

  • Church bemoans judicial plight of Ivorian juveniles
    29 june 2001 21:27:00
    Abidjan- Côte-d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Catholic International Bureau for Children (BICE) has lashed at the country's Juvenile Delinquency Division, saying the unit has since its inception three years ago failed to deliver. Full text...

  • Money woes forces Tanzania out of integration groupings
    29 june 2001 20:58:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania has announced it is to withdraw from several regional and international groupings due to financial difficulties it is facing. Full text...

  • Government and media talk over relations at two-day meeting
    29 june 2001 16:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Leading South African editors on Friday began meeting government officials, including President Thabo Mbeki and Deputy President Jacob Zuma, at a two- day workshop in the North-West Province aimed at improving relations between them. Full text...

  • Krista Allen arrives in Johannesburg to film Lux commercial
    29 june 2001 15:55:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Krista Allen, better known to South African television viewers as Billie Reed from the popular soapie Days of Our Lives, arrives in South Africa Saturday to film the new Lux soap commercial. Full text...

  • Govt drafts bills to fight corruption
    29 june 2001 14:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is drafting legislations to curb official corruption, an evil it claims has been spread out by developed countries and their transnationals. Full text...

  • Kenya to launch disaster management media campaign
    29 june 2001 13:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan television stations and major print media organs are set to launch a six-month campaign on disaster preparedness and its management beginning July. Full text...

  • Major drug bust at Cape Town airport
    29 june 2001 11:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Cape Town police on Thursday night arrested two people and confiscating three kilograms of cocaine. Full text...

  • Army commutes Ex-ECOMOG soldiers' sentences
    29 june 2001 11:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Army has granted reprieve to the 25 wounded former ECOMOG troops who were sentenced to various jail terms last year for mutiny. Full text...

  • Drug trafficking reportedly rampant in Mozambique
    29 june 2001 08:58:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- An estimated one tonne of cocaine allegedly passes through Mozambique per month, according to an article by the independent Maputo newsheet, Metical. Full text...

  • Cameroon's corruption ranking gets mixed reactions
    28 june 2001 23:08:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Reactions in Yaounde were mixed when word came Wednesday that Cameroon ranked 6th in this year's world Corruption Perception Index (CPI) published by the German NGO, Transparency International (TI). Full text...

  • Namibian Minister criticises Western Powers
    28 june 2001 21:43:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Agriculture Minister Helmut Angula Thursday criticised Western Powers for imposing their will on Third World countries in the implementation of some UN Conventions. Full text...

  • RSF occupies Tunisia's tourism office
    28 june 2001 21:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Activists of the Reporters Without Borders and other human rights groups Thursday occupied Tunisia's tourism office in Paris to protest against the imprisonment of Tunisian journalist Sihem Bensedrine. Full text...

  • Police shot dead escaped prisoner
    28 june 2001 20:55:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Police in Botswana has confirmed that one of the 13 inmates who staged a dramatic escape from a state prison has been shot dead. Full text...

  • Watchdog warns against complacency in fighting corruption
    28 june 2001 20:40:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The chairman of the recently formed Transparency International Botswana (TIBOT), Lebang Mpotokwane, has warned that the ranking of the country as the least corrupt in Africa by Transparency International (TI) should not be cause for complacency in local efforts to combat graft and fraud. Full text...

  • Star model Campbell supports Mandela Children's Fund
    28 june 2001 20:37:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- American star model Naomi Campbell is staging an international charity concert Saturday in Barcelona, Spain in support of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, named after South Africa's former President. Full text...

  • Ombudsman's ruling offers journalists "last laugh"
    28 june 2001 19:46:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's ombudsman, Enock Chibwana, Thursday awarded Daily Times acting chief reporter Mabvuto Banda and the late Malawi News editor, Horace Somanje, 30,000 kwacha (395 US dollars) each for what he described as unlawful detention. Full text...

  • Slavery: Senegalese activist urges compensation
    28 june 2001 19:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The noted Senegalese human rights activist El Hadj Guisse Wednesday proposed a mobilisation of opinion across Africa with a view to seeking compensation for prejudices incidental to the Slave Trade. Full text...

  • Refugee Ship Yet To Leave Nigeria
    28 june 2001 18:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two days after it sailed into Nigeria's main Apapa port with its Liberian passengers, "MV Alnar Stockholm" is yet to leave the country's shores due to some procedural issues being sorted out with owner Henning Kielberg, port officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • Nine more Ethiopian hunger strikers collapse in Nairobi
    28 june 2001 15:21:00
    NAIROBI- Kenya (PANA) -- Nine out of 40 Addis Ababa University students living as refugees in Nairobi collapsed Thursday on the fourth day of their hunger strike. Full text...

  • Burundi rebels kill 16 people in ambushes
    28 june 2001 14:58:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least 16 people have been killed in several ambushes laid by suspected Burundian rebels along the country's roads over the past three days. Full text...

  • Police reinforce presence to quell fighting in Nasarawa
    28 june 2001 12:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- More policemen have been dispatched to Nigeria's central state of Nasarawa as the 17-day communal violence in there escalated, causing about 200 deaths. Full text...

  • 3 die in plane crash in Zimbabwe
    28 june 2001 12:07:00
    Victoria Falls- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Three persons died and three others were seriously injured when their plane crashed in the Zimbabwean resort town of Victoria Falls, state radio reported Thursday, quoting aviation local authorities. Full text...

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