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  • US-led prisons meeting to hold despite terror attacks
    14 september 2001 08:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Council Meeting of the US-based Prison Fellowship International will hold 16-19 September in Johannesburg as planned, despite last Tuesday's massive terrorist attacks that closed US airports. Full text...

  • South Africa police arrest hoax plane hijacker
    14 september 2001 08:06:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A 40-year-old man is to appear before a Magistrate's Court in South Africa Friday, in connection with what was thought to be a hoax plane hijack. Full text...

  • Police dismantle network of fake document makers
    13 september 2001 23:16:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Police in a Ouagadougou on Wednesday dismantled a network of fake document makers who had been forging all sorts of administrative and commercial documents, the state owned daily, Sidwaya, reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Road accident kills 11 in Mozambique
    13 september 2001 22:49:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Eleven people died in a traffic accident on Mozambique's main north-south highway on Tuesday morning, reports Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". Full text...

  • Minister urges ECOWAS to check cross-border crime
    13 september 2001 20:28:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Minister of Presidential Affairs, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, on Thursday urged members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to prevent cross-border criminal activities from undermining the sub-region's development. Full text...

  • Unemployed Liberation War Veterans On The March To Windhoek
    13 september 2001 20:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Sixty-three liberation war veterans Thursday began an 800 km trek from Oshakati town in northern Namibia to Windhoek to tell President Sam Nujoma that for them 11 years has been too long a wait for jobs. Full text...

  • Armed gang kills four in southern Burundi
    13 september 2001 19:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Four persons were killed Wednesday when an armed gang ambushed a van at Songa in Bururi province of southern Burundi, official sources in the area reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan paper wants Nigerians to address conflicts
    13 september 2001 17:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's privately-owned mass circulation newspaper, the Daily Nation, Thursday, urged Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to halt the frequent religious and ethnic blood-baths in his country. Full text...

  • South African casualties feared in US terror attacks
    13 september 2001 17:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Johannesburg computer programmer Nicolas Rowe, 29, who worked on the 106th floor of the 110-storey New York World Trade Centre destroyed Tuesday in two suicide plane crashes, is missing and presumed dead. Full text...

  • Kenyan newspapers pre-occupied with terrorist attacks on US
    13 september 2001 16:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan newspapers have been awash with reports, commentaries and analyses with back-up illustrations, on Tuesday's terrorist attacks on United States. Full text...

  • South African Airways resumes flights to US
    13 september 2001 16:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways Thursday lifted its two-day suspension of flights to and from the US following Tuesday's terror attacks in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • Strike looms in Malawi's civil service
    13 september 2001 10:24:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A group calling itself Concerned Civil Servants has warned of a pending national civil servants' strike should the government fail to raise their salaries. Full text...

  • South African Airways flights to US still grounded
    13 september 2001 08:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's national carrier, South African Airways, said late Wednesday that it was monitoring the situation in the US before considering resuming flights there. Full text...

  • Tourists robbed at gunpoint at Kenya-Tanzania border
    13 september 2001 08:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Six German tourists were Wednesday evening car-jacked by armed gangsters at the Kenya/Tanzania border town of Loitokitok and robbed of money and other valuables. Full text...

  • Over 5,000 mobile phones stolen every month in South Africa
    13 september 2001 08:21:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- More than 5,000 mobile phones are stolen each month in South Africa, prompting criticism from the Safety and Security Minister Steve Tshwete that phone operators did not co-operate enough in disabling stolen mobile phones. Full text...

  • Mozambican Moslems condemn terrorist attacks
    12 september 2001 23:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Moslem community has condemned Tuesday's terrorist attacks against New York and Washington. Full text...

  • 1,400 cases of child labour in the district of Tillabery
    12 september 2001 22:51:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- At least 1,400 children are involved in the cultivation of millet and paddy in Tillabery district 113 km west of Niamey, according to a source close to the Niger section of the International Programme for the Eradication of Child Labour (IPEC). Full text...

  • Refugees In Botswana Camp Threaten Suicide
    12 september 2001 20:34:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Refugees in Botswana's Dukwi camp have threatened they would commit suicide to protest against what they term as unbearable living conditions. Full text...

  • Police seize over 90 assault rifles in Nampula
    12 september 2001 19:54:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican police have seized 94 illegally possessed AK-47 assault rifles and an unspecified number of pistols in the northern province of Nampula so far this year, the country's news agency (AIM) reported. Full text...

  • ICBL says Landmines used in 23 conflicts world-wide
    12 september 2001 19:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- While the export of anti-personnel landmines has virtually ceased and the number of producer countries reduced from 55 to 14, a global report released Wednesday by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), said the weapon was still being used in 23 conflicts world-wide. Full text...

  • Court grants bail to OPC leader
    12 september 2001 18:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Wednesday granted conditional bail to Ganiyu Adams, leader of a faction of the ethnic Yoruba Oodua People's Congress (OPC), who is facing 23 counts of murder, treason and felony charges. Full text...

  • Begging becomes lucrative in Nairobi
    12 september 2001 17:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- It's 7 am, the streets are fully jammed with people elbowing their way, shoulder to shoulder, hurriedly rushing in all directions. Full text...

  • Cape Town police on high alert after US attacks
    12 september 2001 16:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Police were on high alert in Cape Town Wednesday after receiving reports that a bomb had been planted in a high-rise building in the Cape Town city centre. Full text...

  • Mauritians shocked after attacks on the US
    12 september 2001 14:28:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritians were Wednesday still shocked after learning via television and watching live the images from international television of the terrorist attacks on US establishments on Tuesday. Full text...

  • India to assist Kenya on development projects
    12 september 2001 14:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- India will soon send her experts to Kenya to explore the possibility of co-operation in the housing and transportation sectors, a senior official has said. Full text...

  • Five NGOs risk prosecution over fraud
    12 september 2001 13:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Non-governmental organisations in Malawi risk closure and prosecution for failing to account for millions of kwachas of donor money. Full text...

  • SADC Condemns Terrorism Attacks In US
    11 september 2001 23:05:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Southern Africa Development Community said Tuesday it condemned the plane hijackings and terrorism attacks on buildings in the United States. Full text...

  • UNICEF official decries high rate of prostitution
    11 september 2001 20:59:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- UNICEF's Resident Representative in Banjul, Maria Teresa-Hevia, has expressed concern at the rising rate of prostitution, especially among youths in the Senegal-Gambia belt. Full text...

  • Six to stand trial for Cordoso's murder
    11 september 2001 20:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Six people have been indicted in connection with last November's assassination of Mozambique's best-known journalist, Carlos Cardoso, editor of the independent newsheet "Metical". Full text...

  • Security at US installations beefed up
    11 september 2001 20:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Police in Accra on Tuesday stepped up security at United States installations following the terrorist attacks in Washington and New York. Full text...

  • Malians forced out of fishing villages
    11 september 2001 19:28:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Malian fishermen have started leaving their villages for urban centres like Bouake and Yamoussoukro in central Cote d'Ivoire for fear of attacks by locals bent on taking over their fishing activities, sources said in Abidjan Tuesday. Full text...

  • Are terror attacks in Africa linked to US bombings?
    11 september 2001 19:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Before the dust has settled in New York and Washington, scenes of the deadliest terrorist attacks in US history, the Federal Bureau of Investigations is pointing fingers at Saudi billionaire Osama bin Laden. Full text...

  • Mbeki Condemns US Bombings, Offers Help
    11 september 2001 19:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki, in Zimbabwe for regional talks, Tuesday condemned the aerial bombings in the United States, and said his country stood ready to offer any assistance. Full text...

  • President Chirac condemns terrorist attacks in the US
    11 september 2001 19:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac Tuesday expressed immense emotion with which France received the news of the terrorist attacks in the United States. Full text...

  • Tanzanian Minister condemns attacks on US
    11 september 2001 18:22:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Minister, Jakaya Kikwete, Tuesday condemned the terrorist attacks in Washington and New York as "cowardly and barbaric". Full text...

  • Zambian bishop wins 2001 Africa Prize for Leadership
    11 september 2001 18:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Zambian catholic prelate, Bishop Dennis de Jong, has been awarded the 2001 Africa Prize for Leadership, commonly referred to as the 'Nobel Prize for Africa. Full text...

  • Mourners pay homage to fallen banker outside bank
    11 september 2001 17:42:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Dozens of mourners gathered outside the headquarters of the Austral Bank in downtown Maputo Tuesday to pay homage to the chairman of the Austral interim board, the late Antonio Siba-Siba Macuacua, who was murdered at his work a month ago. Full text...

  • Nigerians react to terrorist attacks on US
    11 september 2001 17:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerians Tuesday reacted with shock and disbelief to the terrorist attacks on the US, in which hijacked commercial planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon Building in Washington DC, among others. Full text...

  • Malawians appalled by terrorist attacks on US
    11 september 2001 17:25:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawians have expressed shock at Tuesday's terrorist attacks on US targets in Washington D. Full text...

  • Police manhunt rights activist for second day
    11 september 2001 17:10:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Police here Tuesday continued for the second day a manhunt for human rights activist, Thompson Ade-Bayor, who issued a statement critical of the presidential elite guards, the Anti-Terrorist Unit (ATU). Full text...

  • South African Airways cancels all flights to US
    11 september 2001 17:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) Tuesday announced the cancellation of all its flights to and from the United States until further notice, following the series of terrorist attacks in Washington D. Full text...

  • Shock, outrage in South Africa over US attacks
    11 september 2001 16:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government and all major political parties have reacted with stunned disbelief at the massive terror attacks in the United States on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Jos violence triggers countrywide tension
    11 september 2001 16:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As Nigeria counts the cost of the sectarian violence that hit Jos, the cosmopolitan capital city of central Plateau State at the weekend, there are indications that the violence may trigger reprisal attacks across the populous country. Full text...

  • Obasanjo appears before rights panel again
    11 september 2001 16:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Demonstrating his commitment to the rule of law, Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo Tuesday appeared before the rights panel he set up to investigate past cases of human rights abuses in the country. Full text...

  • South Africa to host conference on prison systems
    11 september 2001 16:06:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- More than 180 delegates from 95 countries would convene in Johannesburg on Saturday for a Council meeting of Prison Fellowship International. Full text...

  • Kenya seeking stiffer penalties for IT crimes
    11 september 2001 15:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is reviewing its laws in order to come up with stiffer penalties for crimes related to information and technology, attorney general Amos Wako has disclosed. Full text...

  • Catholic bishop, government row over corruption claims
    11 september 2001 13:27:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian government has questioned the "rationale and motive" of Catholic Archbishop Michael Francis' claim that the "Liberian system is corrupt," press reports said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Annan assesses Durban Conference Against Racism
    11 september 2001 12:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan has regretted the disagreements "on one or two highly emotional issues" particularly that on the Middle East, which "obscured the solid work" of the just-ended Durban World Conference Against Racism. Full text...

  • Zambian children leave Wednesday for UN Session
    11 september 2001 11:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A group of Zambian children leaves Lusaka Wednesday for the UN Special Session on Children, which opens 19 September in New York. Full text...

  • Malawi Ex-Minister drafted to Rwanda Criminal Tribunal
    11 september 2001 10:23:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's former Justice Minister and Attorney General, Lovemore Green Munlo, has been appointed Deputy Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Full text...

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