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  • RSF Seeks Information On Missing, Detained Journalists
    27 april 2001 20:09:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Reporters Sans Frontière (RSF), an international organisation for the defence of the freedom of the press, Friday expressed concern about the disappearance of a journalist and the arrest of another one in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • BP promises cleaner diesel supply in Botswana
    27 april 2001 11:58:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- British Petroleum (BP) has announced it would introduce a new and cleaner diesel fuel containing low sulphur in Botswana by January 2002. Full text...

  • RSF denounces repression of the press in Kenya
    27 april 2001 08:57:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- "Reporters Sans Frontieres" (RSF), an international organisation advocating press freedom, has denounced a string of repressive measures against the private press in Kenya. Full text...

  • Suspension of newspaper shocks editor in chief
    26 april 2001 22:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The National Press Commission (CNP) in Cote d'Ivoire has suspended publication of the bi-monthly, Solidarite PAALGA, for "non-compliance with certain rules" concerning publication in the country, the commission announced Thursday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Strike cripples health facilities in Niger
    26 april 2001 22:21:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Health workers in Niger on Thursday embarked on a three-day strike to press for higher wages and better working conditions. Full text...

  • Ivorian Air Afrique workers set conditions
    25 april 2001 12:52:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The three Air Afrique workers unions in Côte d'Ivoire have set six conditions including the departure of the pro tem manager Jeffrey Erickson, that they want met before they sign an agreement proposed by the company's head office. Full text...

  • Mali State radio, TV workers to go on strike
    24 april 2001 16:32:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Workers of the Mali Radio-Television Corporation (ORTM) plan to go on a two-day strike, come 8 May to press for a special allowance to compensate pressure they were being subjected to as public service media workers. Full text...

  • South African NGOs mobilise civil society against racism
    24 april 2001 15:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Non-Government Organisations Coalition (SANGOCO), has brought together representatives of major sporting bodies, Churches, women, labour, youth and other civic organisations at a preparatory meeting in Johannesburg, to tackle racism in South Africa. Full text...

  • First Ladies undertake to protect the girl-child's rights
    23 april 2001 10:33:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- African first ladies, meeting in Marrakech, 320 km south of Rabat, Sunday said they were committed to protecting and defending the development and recognition of the girl-child's rights in Africa. Full text...

  • Police Patrol Mauritian Roads on Bikes
    20 april 2001 15:42:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian police force has set up a patrol team that uses bicycles to reach spots not accessible on vehicles. Full text...

  • Kenya to formulate employment policy
    20 april 2001 13:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has prepared a draft employment policy paper which it hopes would address the problems affecting employees in both the private and public sectors in the country. Full text...

  • EU assists Mozambican flood victims
    20 april 2001 10:43:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has granted 2 million Euros (1 euro = 0. Full text...

  • Private firm to revamp Dakar-Bamako rail link
    19 april 2001 22:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The governments of Senegal and Mali would soon name a company that would rehabilitate the railway linking Dakar (Senegal) to Koulikoro (Mali), official sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • Ivorian govt. daily ""Fraternite Matin"" to be restructured
    19 april 2001 17:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government plans to restructure the state-owned "Fraternite Matin" newspaper group to make it more dynamic, it was revealed in Abidjan Thursday. Full text...

  • London correspondent to head AIM
    19 april 2001 17:48:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The head of the Mozambican government's press office, Arlindo Lopes, on Thursday appointed Gustavo Mavie new director of the national news agency, AIM. Full text...

  • Kenya drafts airwaves liberalisation law
    19 april 2001 16:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Private electronic media companies in Kenya will be allowed to operate countrywide if parliament passes a law being proposed to that effect by the government. Full text...

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