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  • Tanzania expels 11 Nigerians, Somalis
    15 august 2001 13:49:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The government in Tanzania has expelled a total of 11 Nigerians and Somalis for illegal stay in the country, immigration authorities reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe police arrest newspaper editor
    15 august 2001 13:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe Wednesday arrested the editor of the country's lone private daily newspaper on unspecified charges, an official at the Daily News said. Full text...

  • Mandela to continue radiation treatment
    15 august 2001 13:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela is to continue with radiation treatment to combat the prostate cancer. Full text...

  • London cabbies visit South Africa
    15 august 2001 09:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The first of six groups of British taxi drivers who, for the past two years, have been driving in London in cabs branded in the colours of the South African flag, have arrived in Cape Town for a brief visit. Full text...

  • UN Rights Commission asked to intervene over Bishop
    14 august 2001 22:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN Human Rights Commission has been requested to investigate the whereabouts of a former Zambian Catholic Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who is said to be under the protection of the Roman Catholic Church. Full text...

  • British citizen gets life sentence
    14 august 2001 20:49:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A British citizen Charles John Winstone was sentenced to life imprisonment Tuesday by a Mauritian Court presided by Judge Asraf Caunhye. Full text...

  • Nigerian ambassador calls for moderation in Togolese media
    14 august 2001 19:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Nigerian ambassador in Togo, Bayo Yusuf, has appealed on the media in Lome to exercise moderation in their analysis of the negative actions allegedly committed by members of the Nigerian community based in Togo. Full text...

  • Hani's killers fail in last-ditch attempt to gain freedom
    14 august 2001 12:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Convicted killers Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus may spend the rest of their lives in jail after exhausting all appeals against their sentences for their role in the murder of former South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Chris Hani. Full text...

  • Bus crash death toll rises to 38
    14 august 2001 09:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The death toll from weekend's road crash of a Lusaka-bound bus from Malawi has risen to 38, according to the Zambian police. Full text...

  • Houphouet-Boigny's daughter arrested
    14 august 2001 07:59:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A daughter of Cote d'Ivoire's founder president the late Felix Houphouet-Boigny was arrested Sunday night at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International airport in Mauritius, the daily Le Mauricien reported Monday. Full text...

  • Real estate company to evict rates defaulters
    13 august 2001 23:16:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cash-strapped Ivorian Construction and Real Estate Company (SICOGI) will, starting Tuesday, evict over 2,000 of its tenants who have not paid up their mortgage fees, the company's general manager disclosed Monday. Full text...

  • State sacks commissioner over fraud
    13 august 2001 11:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Nigeria's south- western Ondo state has sacked a commissioner and ordered his prosecution over fraud. Full text...

  • Bus crash leaves 33 dead in Zambia
    13 august 2001 08:57:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Thirty-three people died and 41 others were critically injured after a Lusaka-bound bus from Malawi over-turned and rolled into a gully, 87 km from the Zambian border town of Luangwa. Full text...

  • Wade opposed to financial compensation for slavery
    12 august 2001 18:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has reasserted his opposition to any form of financial reparation to victims of slavery. Full text...

  • Armed gangs kill police officer, barman
    12 august 2001 12:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Armed Gangs shot dead a police officer and a barman Saturday after robbery in Nairobi's Land Mawe Industrial area. Full text...

  • National radio and TV dismisses 21 employees, demotes 40
    12 august 2001 10:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation has sacked 21 of its 550 employees, including two journalists, and demoted some 40 others. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire moves against child trafficking
    11 august 2001 19:12:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has set up a national committee to fight child trafficking, official sources in Abidjan said. Full text...

  • Youth forum adopts strategy
    11 august 2001 18:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 4th World Youth Forum has wound up in Dakar with the adoption of the "Dakar Strategy" seeking to responsibility divulged down to youths. Full text...

  • Central African refugees dread Patasse's regime
    11 august 2001 15:45:00
    Impfondo- Congo (PANA) -- More than 2,000 nationals from the Central African Republic (CAR) who took refuge in Congo Brazzaville in the heat of last May's failed coup have said they cannot return while President Ange Felix Patasse was still in power. Full text...

  • Benin Army Chief dies in air crash
    11 august 2001 14:53:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin Chief of Army Staff, Colonel Jean N'Pina Kouagou, and four other soldiers died Friday in an helicopter crash in Kokoro, about 325-km north of Cotonou, the Defence Ministry announced Saturday. Full text...

  • Taylor appoints national census Commission
    11 august 2001 14:44:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor has constituted a National Census Commission to organise the country's fourth population and housing census, the first in 17 years. Full text...

  • Sudan to repatriate 46 abducted Ugandan women, children
    11 august 2001 11:45:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese authorities said Saturday that another batch of 46 Ugandan women and children abducted by Uganda's Lord Resistance Army, would be repatriated home on a Kenyan Airways flight. Full text...

  • Angolan soldiers jailed for illegal entry into Zambia
    10 august 2001 14:43:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A local magistrate's court in Solwezi, northwestern Zambia, has sentenced 12 Angolan soldiers to nine months imprisonment each for entering the country illegally. Full text...

  • Moshekwa Langa wins 2001 art prize
    10 august 2001 09:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Moshekwa Langa, who produced a poignant painting entitled, 'Home Movies: Where Do I Begin?' is the winner of South Africa's FNB Vita Art Prize 2001. Full text...

  • Tanzania, DRC host largest number of SADC refugees
    10 august 2001 08:34:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania and the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo currently host the largest refugee population within the 14-nation Southern African Development Community, according to new data provided by the UN High Commission for Refugees. Full text...

  • 85 illegal immigrants to appear before Namibian Tribunal
    09 august 2001 23:08:00
    Grootfontein- Namibia (PANA) -- Some 85 suspected illegal immigrants from Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda are expected to join an unspecified number of others to appear before Namibia's Immigration Tribunal at Ohangwena Friday. Full text...

  • US supports Nigeria Police to fight fraud
    09 august 2001 22:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US has donated equipment worth 150,000 dollars to the Nigeria Police as part of assistance to the African nation to fight fraud. Full text...

  • Compulsory travel papers for Malian children
    09 august 2001 21:12:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian children under 18 years of age, are now to carry mandatory documents for travelling, under a government move to curb cross-border child trafficking, officials said in Bamako Thursday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Court to operate from Lagos
    09 august 2001 21:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Court of Justice has shifted its operational base from the Community's Secretariat in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja to Lagos, where it has been offered temporary office and residential accommodation by the government, ECOWAS sources said. Full text...

  • Nigeria may face shortage of technicians, teachers
    08 august 2001 23:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lack of interest by candidates to study at polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria may lead to a shortage of technicians and teachers in the country, according to a top official of the body supervising examinations and admissions into the country's higher institutions. Full text...

  • UNESCO acknowledges Senegal's literacy drive
    08 august 2001 19:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Adult Literacy and Basic Education programme has been awarded the UNESCO Malcolm Adiseshiah literacy prize, a statement from the UN agency said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Youths move to boost capacity against HIV/AIDS
    08 august 2001 19:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Delegates at the 4th World Youth Forum in Dakar Wednesday adopted a draft recommendation on ways to strengthen their capacity in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Prosecution contests ruling on Yopougon massacre
    08 august 2001 19:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The prosecution was Wednesday expected to file an appeal to the Supreme Court in Cote d'Ivoire against the acquittal by a military tribunal, of eight security officers charged with the killing of 57 people during last year's post-election upheavals. Full text...

  • Video-clubs close shops in anti-piracy move
    08 august 2001 17:03:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Some 300 owners of video- clubs in Mauritius have closed shop Wednesday following the setting up of the Anti-piracy smuggling unit which started its operations Monday. Full text...

  • Africans living off the continent return for pilgrimage
    08 august 2001 16:20:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- About 50 Africans living outside the continent are expected Thursday in Cotonou to participate in the "Memorial Afrika" pilgrimage, intended to commemorate the 150th year of the back-to-the-roots request by 100 Blacks from Guadeloupe, Fr. Full text...

  • Terrorist bombing brings Tanzania, US closer
    08 august 2001 14:21:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The terrorist bomb attack on the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam in 1988 that killed 11 people and injured hundreds of others spurred closer bilateral relations between Washington and Dar es Salaam. Full text...

  • Killer of rampaging snake gets 100,000-naira reward
    08 august 2001 13:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Kano State government in northern Nigeria has rewarded a snake charmer with 100,000 naira (nearly 910 US dollars) for killing a snake believed to have killed 34 people in a community in the state since 27 July, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Emergency plan for new refugees in Cote d'Ivoire
    08 august 2001 11:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The UN refugees agency and its partners have worked out an emergency plan for resettlement of 1,068 refugees in the Guiglo region of Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • UNESCO Symposium on African News Agencies opens in Yaounde
    07 august 2001 23:19:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A symposium opened Tuesday in Yaounde, Cameroon on the future of news agencies in Africa, in the context of the New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs). Full text...

  • Port Elisabeth to host workshop on juvenile delinquents
    07 august 2001 22:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Centre for Human Settlements would next November in Port Elisabeth, South Africa organise an international workshop on youths at odds with the law, regional director Alioune Badiane, announced Tuesday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Grave vandals on the prowl in Windhoek
    07 august 2001 22:37:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- An official of Namibia's Municipality of Windhoek confirmed Tuesday that vandalisation of graveyards was continuing in the area despite security measures put in place to stem the crime. Full text...

  • Rwandan courts try 5,864 genocide suspects
    07 august 2001 20:21:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The authorities in Kigali said Tuesday that Rwandan courts have so far tried 5,864 genocide suspects. Full text...

  • Mandela awarded Zulu King Tshaka's medallion
    07 august 2001 20:17:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela became the first recipient of Zulu King Tshaka's medallion Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria to improve domestic gas use
    07 august 2001 19:08:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has unveiled plans by his administration to improve domestic utilisation of gas in the country. Full text...

  • Police Investigate Robbery Of American Doctors
    07 august 2001 17:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Police said Tuesday they were still investigating Sunday's armed robbery attack on a team of American medical experts visiting the country. Full text...

  • Prison warders threaten mass suicide over pay
    07 august 2001 13:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Thirty prison warders in the Lagos State Prisons Command have threatened mass suicide if the command continued to delay payment of their salary arrears, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Botswana attorney appointed to UN criminal tribunal
    07 august 2001 11:27:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A Botswana attorney has been appointed to the UN International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague, Netherlands, currently trying people accused of committing war crimes and serious violations of international humanitarian law in the former Yugoslavia. Full text...

  • UNFPA satisfied with Dakar youth forum
    06 august 2001 23:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UN Population Fund (UNFPA) director for Africa Fama Hanne Bâ has expressed satisfaction with the run of things at the ongoing world youth forum that rolled off in Dakar Monday. Full text...

  • CPJ worries about safety of abducted Eritrean journalist
    06 august 2001 23:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Monday expressed grave concern about the safety of Eritrean journalist Mattewos Habteab, reportedly abducted by security forces and being forced to perform military work. Full text...

  • Wade urges youths to take up challenge of African Union
    06 august 2001 22:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The fruition of the African Union (AU) and the New African Initiative (NAI) is a major challenge for the African youth, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade declared Monday at the opening in Dakar of the 4th World Youth Forum. Full text...

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