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  • Drug traffickers make Gambia a transit point
    26 april 2001 19:25:00
    Banjul- The Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia has become a transit point for drug trafficking in west Africa, the country's minister of state in charge of the Interior, Ousman Badjie, has disclosed. Full text...

  • UNICEF launches World Movement for Children
    26 april 2001 19:06:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The UNICEF representative in Benin, Ester Guluma Thursday launched the "World Movement for children" in Cotonou, saying it "is a vision and a framework of action for children in the 21st century". Full text...

  • Families of Ellis Park stampede victims in trauma
    26 april 2001 17:13:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Families of victims of the Ellis Park (South Africa) stampede two weeks ago are displaying the symptoms of stress disorder. Full text...

  • Floods force Malawi grain estimates down 25 per cent
    26 april 2001 17:06:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi would this year experience a 25 per cent drop in grain yields as a result of devastating floods in 13 of the country's 27 districts. Full text...

  • South African lawyers crave more protection
    26 april 2001 15:45:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) has added its voice to the widespread condemnation of death threats made to a Cape Town judge presiding over court cases involving members of the People Against Gangs and Drugs (PAGAD) vigilante group. Full text...

  • Namibia sets up second land tribunal
    26 april 2001 13:27:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation minister Hifikepunye Pohamba Thursday inaugurated the country's second Lands Tribunal to function over the next three years. Full text...

  • Verdict on September clashes expected in May
    26 april 2001 11:07:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The People's Court will give its verdict concerning the September 2000 clashes between Libyans and migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa on 21 May. Full text...

  • Travellers' ordeal on a Burundi highway
    26 april 2001 11:00:00
    Mugamba- Burundi (PANA) -- Travellers using Burundi's Highway One (RN 1) linking the capital Bujumbura to the southern province of Bururi have to be prepared to spend hours waiting for a safe passage due to clashes between the Burundi army and rebel forces. Full text...

  • FBI director visit turns dramatic as tyre bursts
    26 april 2001 10:21:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A whistle-stop visit by the Director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Louis Freeh, Wednesday turned dramatic after the rear tyre of a van he was being whisked in from the Dar es Salaam International Airport burst, the official Daily News reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Brain damaged victim sues right wing leader
    26 april 2001 09:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Farmworker Paul Motshabi, who was severely assaulted by fiery right-wing Afrikaner leader, Eugene Terre'Blanche, will institute a damages claim of more than 250,000 US dollars against him. Full text...

  • ""Jubilee 2000"" denounces globalisation
    25 april 2001 20:53:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- "Jubilee 2000" organisations concluded a three-day international conference in Bamako Monday with criticisms against economic globalisation, saying it was "a mechanism aimed at siphoning resources from the poor in favour of the rich. Full text...

  • UN official fears prospect of increased fighting in Liberia
    25 april 2001 16:53:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A UN official Wednesday expressed concern about "what appears to be prospects of increased fighting in Liberia. Full text...

  • Kenyan Govt shuts down private broadcasting house
    25 april 2001 15:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government Wednesday morning raided the Citizen Media premises in Nairobi, disabled the transmission equipment before arresting proprietor Samuel Kamau Macharia. Full text...

  • Robbers kill policeman in shop heist
    25 april 2001 15:03:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A young policeman was shot dead when a group of five armed robbers held up a department store in Blantyre Tuesday evening, police spokesman Oliver Soko said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Robbers kill policeman in shop heist
    25 april 2001 15:03:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A young policeman was shot dead when a group of five armed robbers held up a department store in Blantyre Tuesday evening, police spokesman Oliver Soko said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Domestic lion kills owner's child in Zimbabwe
    25 april 2001 12:11:00
    Kwekwe- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A domesticated lion mauled to death its master's two-year-old toddler in the central industrial city of Kwekwe in Zimbabwe, police said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Malawi church minister discourages refugee intermarriages
    25 april 2001 10:21:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A church minister in northern Malawi's border district of Chitipa has urged government officials to discourage and condemn intermarriages between locals and refugees describing the practice as a "health risk. Full text...

  • Mauritius to crack down on cybercrimes
    24 april 2001 23:34:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian President Cassam Uteem Tuesday announced the government is promulgating a legislation for adequate safeguards against risks and dangers in the Information and communication sector. Full text...

  • Countdown to international conference against racism
    24 april 2001 22:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The African delegation to the International Conference on Racism in August will highlight issues of poverty, racism and gender. Full text...

  • Tanzania sets pace in abolition of child labour
    24 april 2001 17:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has ranked Tanzania top of a list of three countries in the entire world to have taken on a time-bound programme aimed at effectively eradicating the worst forms of child labour. Full text...

  • Clinton tells South Africans to reach across racial barriers
    24 april 2001 16:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former US President Bill Clinton Tuesday said that despite South Africa's dramatic achievement of establishing democracy, much work remains to be done. Full text...

  • Namibian court fines Angolan journalist
    24 april 2001 16:53:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- An Angolan journalist has been slammed a find of 2,000 Namibian dollars or serve 24 months in jail by the Ondangwa Magistrate's Court for entering Namibia with invalid documents. Full text...

  • Family of four perish in landslide
    24 april 2001 16:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A family of four perished in a landslide early Monday morning in Meru North district of eastern province after a heavy downpour in the area, press reports said Tuesday. Full text...

  • NGO wants UN, OAU press Cameroon over missing persons
    24 april 2001 16:19:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- A Cameroonian NGO, Christian Action for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT), has called on the UN and OAU to bring pressure to bear on Cameroonian authorities concerning the disappearance of more than 1000 persons in Douala. Full text...

  • Student docked in South Africa for shooting professor
    24 april 2001 14:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A student who allegedly shot a Wits University academic during a theatre production has appeared before the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court and been remanded in custody until 11 May, when hearing for his bail application comes up. Full text...

  • Business urged to promote strong regional economy
    24 april 2001 14:05:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Deputy Prime Minister Hendrick Witbooi Tuesday called upon the southern African business persons to work together to improve efficiency in order to promote a strong economic growth in the region. Full text...

  • Red Cross to set up inquiry on labour practices
    24 april 2001 13:48:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibia Red Cross Society said Tuesday that it will appoint an independent management consultant to investigate specific allegations of unfair labour practices levelled against it. Full text...

  • Conference in Gambia discusses slave trade
    24 april 2001 13:11:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A seminar on Trans African slave trade (TST) project is underway in Banjul, Gambia with focus on breaking the silence on the vice. Full text...

  • Churches win hearts of genocide suspects
    24 april 2001 13:05:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- More than 120 genocide suspects at Kigali's central prisons, Gikondo, have confessed their involvement in Rwanda's 1994 genocide and begged for forgiveness, official sources said. Full text...

  • South Africans caught up in hostage drama in Turkey
    23 april 2001 13:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Four South Africans were among the 120 guests and staff members held hostage by pro-Chechen gunmen at a luxury hotel in Istanbul, Turkey Sunday night. Full text...

  • Health workers threaten to strike Wednesday
    23 april 2001 11:36:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Union of Health and Social Action Workers (SUSAS) in Niger has called on its members to go on a three-day strike starting Wednesday if the government fails to agree to its demands to improve the living and working conditions of its members. Full text...

  • AIDS victim is South Africa's latest robbery victim
    23 april 2001 09:42:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's youngest AIDS activist, Nkosi Johnson, lay in a semi-coma in his bed as two armed robbers entered his home steal to steal from him early Monday morning. Full text...

  • Niger Opposition appeals for food to forestall famine
    23 april 2001 09:10:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's opposition parties have appealed to the government to help forestall famine by taking precautionary measures now. Full text...

  • Heavy rainstorm causes havoc at Lake Victoria
    23 april 2001 08:55:00
    Kisumu- Kenya (PANA) -- A heavy rainstorm on Lake Victoria Sunday evening caused havoc among the fishing community, sweeping into the lake anchored fishing boats and blowing off rooftops of houses. Full text...

  • Bill Clinton expected in South Africa to addre
    23 april 2001 07:40:00
    Johannesburg - SA (PANA) -- The expected arrival in South Africa of former US President Bill Clinton to address a Civil Society Initiative (CSI) gathering Tuesday has been met with angry protests from the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Full text...

  • Muslims make up a quarter of Angolan population
    22 april 2001 18:25:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Muslims make up 25 percent of the Angolan population which was estimated at slightly over 11 million people in 1999, the Islamic International News Agency (IINA) has reported. Full text...

  • War-displaced woman delivers triplets
    22 april 2001 17:20:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A mother of five children has given birth to triplets at a maternity hospital in Kinshasa, a month earlier than expected by her doctors. Full text...

  • YMCA World Conference Opens Monday In Dakar
    22 april 2001 16:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The YMCA world conference opens Monday in Dakar, the Senegalese news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Nujoma happy with high turnout science graduates
    21 april 2001 20:12:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian President Sam Nujoma, a strong advocate of Natural Sciences, expressed joy Saturday at the high number of graduates during the University of Namibia (UNAM) graduation. Full text...

  • Africa Online to improve internet access
    21 april 2001 19:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya-based company, Africa Online, says it is revamping its public internet access product, dubbed E-Touch(r), to increase benefits for end-users and franchise partners. Full text...

  • US envoy inaugurates barracks for demining unit
    21 april 2001 19:43:00
    Boquisso- Mozambique (PANA) -- US Ambassador to Mozambique, Sharon Wilkinson, Saturday inaugurated barracks for a demining unit of the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM) at Boquisso, 20 km north of Maputo. Full text...

  • Benin bishop's funeral takes place next week
    21 april 2001 17:38:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Cotonou bishop's office has announced that the funeral of Bishop Nicolas Okioh, Bishop Emeritus of the Natitingou Diocese, will take place on 26 April at Dassa-Zoume, 180 km north of Cotonou. Full text...

  • UNICEF alarmed by high rate of girl pregnancy
    21 april 2001 17:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A study jointly conducted by UNICEF and the Kenya Government has released shocking statistics on the country's child mothers. Full text...

  • DR Congo threatens to sue Tanzanian journalists
    21 april 2001 16:55:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- DR Congo government has threatened to sue some Tanzanian journalists for supporting Rwanda, which Kinshasa has accused of plundering Congolese wealth. Full text...

  • South African Council of Churches appoints scribe
    21 april 2001 14:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Bishop Mvume Dandala, President of the South African Council of Churches Saturday announced that the Reverend Molefe Tsele has been appointed by the executive committee as General Secretary of the Council with effect from May 2001. Full text...

  • FBI report on priest's death sparks row in Kenya
    21 april 2001 14:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An FBI report released in Nairobi last Thursday ruling out foul play in the death in Kenya last year of a Catholic priest has been received with shock, disbelief and anger. Full text...

  • Kenya air traffic controllers in strike threat
    21 april 2001 13:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan air traffic controllers have issued a three-month notice to the government asking for autonomy from the civil service, failure to which they would resort to industrial action. Full text...

  • Nigerian soccer star owner of slave ship?
    21 april 2001 13:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In a sharp twist to the story of the 'slave ship' which has made headlines around the world, a Nigerian newspaper reported Saturday the ship belongs to Nigerian international Jonathan Akpoborie. Full text...

  • Malawi contemplates deporting refugees
    21 april 2001 13:34:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Malawi government is considering deporting at least 40 refugees who entered the country as asylum seekers but ended up operating large-scale businesses in the capital, Lilongwe. Full text...

  • Nigerian government takes over collapsed mosque
    21 april 2001 12:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Citing irregularities in its construction, the Lagos State Government has taken over a mosque that collapsed in Mushin, a Lagos suburb Wednesday, killing six persons. Full text...

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