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  • Seized prawn catch was bound for South Africa
    04 may 2001 08:09:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican police has disclosed that the 13 tonnes of prawns illegally fished, and seized on Tuesday in a ship in the Mozambique Channel, were to be shipped to neighbouring South Africa. Full text...

  • Voice of America comes to Cape Verde
    03 may 2001 23:36:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde's private "Radio Commerciale" (RC), began periodic transmission Thursday of "Voice of America" (VOA) programmes. Full text...

  • Private media seek increased funding
    03 may 2001 23:04:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Private media in Niger Thursday called on the government to raise its assistance Fund to the media from 30 million CFA francs to 300 CFA francs. Full text...

  • Envoy irked by misuse of donor assistance
    03 may 2001 22:22:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania, (PANA) -- Donor concern about corruption in Tanzania came to a head Thursday when Irish Charge d'Affaires Ronan Corvin charged that millions of shillings in assistance injected into Kilosa District by Irish Aid has been swindled. Full text...

  • Man cuts off penis to have peace
    03 may 2001 22:11:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A resident of a Niamey suburb who cut off his genitals "to have peace" with himself is now struggling for his life in a hospital, the independent daily, L'Enqueteur reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Endangered Liberian media mark Press Freedom Day
    03 may 2001 22:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- More than 100 Liberian journalists Thursday marched through principal streets in the capital, Monrovia, with a zest that epitomises their ardent desire to stay alive as independent practitioners. Full text...

  • Mali pays tribute to press on World Press Day
    03 may 2001 21:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian minister of territorial administration and decentralised authorities, Osmane Sy, Thursday paid a glowing tribute to the Malian press during a ceremony to mark World Press Day in the country. Full text...

  • SADC records more than 180 media violations last year
    03 may 2001 21:21:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Figures released Thursday by the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) show that there were more than 180 separate incidents of violations affecting the media across southern Africa last year. Full text...

  • Mozambique says seized prawn catch was South Africa-bound
    03 may 2001 21:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican police say 13 tonnes of prawns seized last Tuesday in a ship in the Mozambican Channel, were to be shipped to neighbouring South Africa. Full text...

  • Mozambique says seized prawn catch was South Africa-bound
    03 may 2001 21:00:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican police say 13 tonnes of prawns seized last Tuesday in a ship in the Mozambican Channel, were to be shipped to neighbouring South Africa. Full text...

  • Mozambique reiterates commitment to press freedom
    03 may 2001 20:34:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi Thursday declared that the government remains committed to "the consolidation of press freedom in Mozambique. Full text...

  • Luxembourg offers Niger villages food assistance
    03 may 2001 19:58:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has granted food relief amounting to 420 tonnes of millet to 53 famine- stricken villages in Niger, official sources in Niamey said Thursday. Full text...

  • SADC makes progress towards political integration
    03 may 2001 19:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has made some progress towards political integration, says a SADC Regional Human Development Report 2000 launched Thursday in Windhoek. Full text...

  • Premier promises to improve press freedom in Cape Verde
    03 may 2001 19:28:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves has reaffirmed the government's commitment to creating conditions that would improve press freedom in Cape Verde. Full text...

  • Photographer subpoenaed to testify in major Pagad trial
    03 may 2001 15:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Top South African press photographer Benny Gool has been subpoenaed to testify in the trial of a vigilante group leader charged with murdering a senior gang leader in Cape Town five years ago. Full text...

  • Use Of Condoms - Protestant Denominations Say Yes, But ...
    03 may 2001 14:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Should the Church accept to promote condoms? If it did, then in what case should the faithful be advised to use the sheaths? These are some of the questions which a section of church leaders have been trying to answer. Full text...

  • Man fined for hiding under table at Muluzi's rally
    03 may 2001 14:01:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A Blantyre court has fined a man 500 Malawi Kwacha (about 6 US dollars) after pleading guilty to a charge of acting in a manner likely to cause breach of peace during President Bakili Muluzi's rally last Saturday. Full text...

  • Alleged Gay challenges Botswana's homosexual laws
    03 may 2001 12:56:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A man who is accused of engaging in homosexuality in Botswana has filed an application in the High Court challenging the country's laws on unnatural sexual liaisons. Full text...

  • South Africa commemorates World Press Day
    03 may 2001 12:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki Thursday said press freedom should be enjoyed by all citizens and not only by a chosen few. Full text...

  • South African journalist wins Misa award
    03 may 2001 11:14:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- The Star's investigative reporter, Lynne Altenroxel has won the first Misa John Manyarara Investigative Journalism Award for her story which exposed kickbacks doctors were receiving for referring patients to certain labs. Full text...

  • Controversy greets World Press Freedom Day
    03 may 2001 10:17:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The highly publicised celebrations to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day in Windhoek hit a snag Thursday after editors attending the conference vehemently rejected the Namibian government's decision to bar them from reporting on events outside the conference. Full text...

  • Cape Town residents get free water
    03 may 2001 08:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Cape Town has become the first city in South Africa to provide 6,000 litres of water free to each household every month. Full text...

  • Media body spotlights three Africans among press tyrants
    02 may 2001 22:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- On the occasion of this year's World Press Freedom Day, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has indicted three African leaders among a selection of ten it described as the worst enemies of the press today. Full text...

  • Guinea gets new Supreme Court President
    02 may 2001 22:36:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Justice Alphonse Aboly has been appointed President of the Supreme Court of Guinea under a decree dated 30 April 2001, judicial sources said in Conakry Wednesday. Full text...

  • Great Lakes hit by acute famine
    02 may 2001 21:13:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- More than one million people in the Great Lakes Region face acute famine, and unless the World Food Programme secures additional funding, the situation will get worse. Full text...

  • Hearing begins on Montepuez (Mozambique) riots
    02 may 2001 20:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The trial is underway of leaders of the riots that shook the northern Mozambican town of Montepuez on 9 November last year, with one of the defendants conceding that rioters actually clubbed several policemen to death. Full text...

  • Britain's Cambridge University honours Mandela
    02 may 2001 19:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Britain's Cambridge University Wednesday honoured former South African President Nelson Mandela by making him an honorary fellow of Magdalene College. Full text...

  • Malawi police battles with anonymous letters
    02 may 2001 19:16:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Since the weekend Malawi's major towns have been inundated by anonymous letters calling for mass protest every Wednesday in support of two pastoral letters circulated by the country's main churches. Full text...

  • Major Pagad trial starts in Cape Town
    02 may 2001 17:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Tensions ran high in Cape Town on Wednesday as the trial of three high profile members of the vigilante group People Against Gangs and Drugs (Pagad) began in the High Court. Full text...

  • Workers scoff at govt's Labour Day wage offer
    02 may 2001 16:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A cross-section of Kenyans have termed the 7. Full text...

  • Five die in tourist plane crash
    02 may 2001 16:43:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Five people died Tuesday in Botswana when their plane crashed in the Okavango delta near the remote tourist town of Maun, aviation authorities in Gaborone confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Eight Togolese children on board Etireno
    02 may 2001 15:51:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Etireno, a ship whose odyssey ended on 17 April in Cotonou, Benin, was carrying victims of child trafficking, including eight Togolese children, an official said in Bamako. Full text...

  • Conditions of students on hunger strike worsen
    02 may 2001 15:14:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Some of the fifteen university students in their fifth day of hunger strike in the Kollo civil prison outside Niamey are reported to be in poor health conditions, while several others are weak and unable to stand up. Full text...

  • Cameroonian foreign ministry slams illegal emigration
    02 may 2001 14:24:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian ministry of trade and industrial development has described as "gross exaggeration" recent allegations that its officials corruptly placed their friends and members of their families on the list of delegates attending foreign trade fairs to enable them illegally migrate abroad. Full text...

  • Parliament questions government over MV Etireno
    02 may 2001 13:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's National Assembly is pressing the government for an explanation about the "Etireno" a Nigerian registered ship suspected to have left Cotonou with child slaves in mid-April. Full text...

  • Media regulatory decree causes controversy
    02 may 2001 13:40:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A decree on media regulation is causing controversy in Gambia. Full text...

  • Woman heads Cape Verde's lawyers association
    02 may 2001 13:07:00
    Praia- Cape-Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdian Lawyers' Association (OAC) has elected Ligia Fonseca, 37, its first woman president. Full text...

  • Trekkers retrace man's journey across continents
    02 may 2001 12:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Two Englishmen have begun an epic 64,000-kilometre (40,000-mile) journey on foot across four continents to trail human beings that inhabited southern Africa thousands of years ago and migrated across the world. Full text...

  • Mocumbi says Mozambique to have 10 percent growth this year
    01 may 2001 18:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi Tuesday said that his government was hoping for an economic growth of about 10 percent this year. Full text...

  • Chissano warns investors not exploit Mozambicans
    01 may 2001 18:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano Tuesday warned that any foreign investors "who just want to exploit Mozambican workers by taking all profits back to their own countries are not welcome here. Full text...

  • Benin says Etireno ship was involved in child trafficking
    01 may 2001 16:26:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin, UNICEF and the International NGO, Terre des Hommes, have confirmed in Cotonou that the Etireno, the ship accused of carrying 250 child slaves two weeks ago, was strongly suspected of working as part of an illegal labour network involved in the "sub-regional trafficking of minors. Full text...

  • TV star Actress shot
    01 may 2001 16:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian TV star actress Liz Benson, was shot by suspected armed robbers, who also snatched her Honda Accord car in the commercial city of Lagos Sunday night, the privately-owned Punch newspaper reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Aid Agencies suspend activities in eastern Congo
    01 may 2001 14:37:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- International aid agencies operating in eastern DR Congo have decreed a three-day suspension of their activities in protest against last week's killing of six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) "To express our solidarity with the ICRC (and) our outrage. Full text...

  • ILO picks Kenyan trade union for case study
    01 may 2001 14:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has chosen a Kenyan trade union for a case study on the role of small and micro enterprises in the promotion of small-time employment and social protection at work places. Full text...

  • South-South network to address social risks of globalisation
    01 may 2001 11:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme is masterminding an initiative for developing countries to network their efforts at alleviating poverty, a UNDP release intimated Monday. Full text...

  • Mali authorities move to check power cuts in Bamako
    30 april 2001 23:34:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Following reinforcement with new generating plants, energy officials in Bamako say the Malian capital would no longer suffer the power cuts. Full text...

  • Business victims of Mozambique's flood crave relief
    30 april 2001 21:48:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Private businesses in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza have complained bitterly about delays in funds promised for post-flood rehabilitation. Full text...

  • Portuguese charity props Mozambican orphanage
    30 april 2001 21:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Following an agreement with the Lisbon charity "Casa Pia," the authorities in Maputo have allocated 20 hectares for the building of an orphanage to lodge some 700 destitute children and youths. Full text...

  • Mozambican authorities move to resettle flood victims
    30 april 2001 21:16:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The authorities in Maputo are assessing conditions in four selected sites in the western province of Tete for the resettlement of victims of the recent floods in the country. Full text...

  • Mozambican authorities move to resettle flood victims
    30 april 2001 21:16:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The authorities in Maputo are assessing conditions in four selected sites in the western province of Tete for the resettlement of victims of the recent floods in the country. Full text...

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