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  • Malawi's wanted opposition politician returns home next week
    11 october 2002 16:35:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- One of Malawi's opposition groups, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Friday announced that its leader Brown Mpinganjira, who is wanted by the police, will return home next week to attend parliament. Full text...

  • Malawian leader requested to open up on third term bid
    11 october 2002 16:18:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's newly-formed opposition Forum for the Defence of the Constitution (FDC) Friday described President Bakili Muluzi's speech two days ago as a political gimmick to buy time in the wake of rising tension against his proposed third term bill expected to be tabled in parliament next week. Full text...

  • Cameroon restates adherence to ICJ ruling on Bakassi
    11 october 2002 15:58:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian government has restated its commitment to the ruling made Thursday by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the dispute between the country and its western neighbour Nigeria, over the Bakassi peninsula. Full text...

  • New Moroccan Parliament holds maiden session Friday
    11 october 2002 15:32:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco is Friday opening the first ever session of the new Parliament two weeks after the House was elected. Full text...

  • Nigerians blame ex-military leader for loss of Bakassi
    11 october 2002 14:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerians, venting their outrage at the loss of Bakassi Peninsula, have held former military leader Yakubu Gowon responsible for Thursday's decision of the International Court of Justice ceding the oil-rich territory to neighbouring Cameroon. Full text...

  • South African soldier dies during training exercise in Burundi
    11 october 2002 14:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African soldier on peacekeeping duty died in Burundi Friday morning during a training exercise, the South African army said. Full text...

  • AU salutes ICJ ruling on Cameroon/Nigeria dispute over Bakassi
    11 october 2002 13:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission interim chair Amara Essy welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice, which on Thursday ruled in favour Cameroon in the central African country's dispute with Nigeria over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula. Full text...

  • All set for Somali peace talks
    11 october 2002 12:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- All six heads of state and government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have confirmed they would attend the opening of talks aimed at restoring normalcy to Somalia in Kenya's Rift Valley town of Eldoret on 15 October. Full text...

  • Rift in Kenya's ruling party deepens
    11 october 2002 11:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The simmering rift in Kenya's ruling Kanu party boiled over Friday after key members of the party announced they would not attend a meeting on Monday to name the party's presidential candidate. Full text...

  • Human rights body commends action against Nigerian gang
    11 october 2002 11:08:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) has written to the Nigerian government acknowledging Abuja's recent crackdown on an atrocious vigilante group dubbed Bakassi Boys, but insisted more fundamental reforms are needed in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria's election chief takes issue with electoral Act
    11 october 2002 08:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chair Abel Guobadia has said the commission will go to court to challenge the 2002 Electoral Act recently passed by the National Assembly, on the grounds that it conflicts with constitutional provisions. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso ready for any eventuality in Cote d'Ivoire
    10 october 2002 23:05:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's Prime Minister Ernest Paramanga Yonli on Thursday announced Ouagadougou government's preparedness to take action if the humiliation of its citizens continues in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • African symposium on advancing democratic governance
    10 october 2002 22:53:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In what way will Africa advance democratic governance? This is one of the key issues to be discussed at a two-day Africa regional symposium opening here Friday. Full text...

  • US urges peaceful resolution of Cote d'Ivoire conflict
    10 october 2002 22:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter H. Full text...

  • European parliament condemns Ivorian attempted coup
    10 october 2002 21:59:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- European parliamentarians have strongly condemned the attempted coup in Cote d'Ivoire as well the heavy death toll due to the ongoing fighting between loyalist forces and rebellious soldiers. Full text...

  • South African Foreign minister in Zimbabwe
    10 october 2002 21:11:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- South African Foreign minister Nkosazana Zuma arrived in Harare Thursday for talks with the Zimbabwe government. Full text...

  • Nigeria endorses extradition treaty with South Africa
    10 october 2002 19:11:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amid rising cases of financial crimes involving Nigerians living in South Africa, the Nigerian government has approved an extradition agreement with South Africa. Full text...

  • FPI members threatened in western Cote d'Ivoire
    10 october 2002 19:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Supporters of the late Gen. Full text...

  • Cameroonians revel after Bakassi victory
    10 october 2002 19:01:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonians were delighted by the International Court of Justice ruling in their favour Thursday that the disputed Bakassi peninsula is part of their territory and does not belong to Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigerian expert calls for referendum for Bakassi residents
    10 october 2002 18:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the wake of Thursday's ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague awarding the disputed Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon, a Nigerian international relations expert has called for a referendum to determine to which of the two countries the residents of the swampy region belong. Full text...

  • Bakassi: Eight years of military, legal wrangling
    10 october 2002 18:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Thursday's ruling by the International Court of Justice to award Cameroon the disputed oil-rich Bakassi is a turning point in eight years of military and legal wrangling with Nigeria over the peninsula. Full text...

  • Mugabe pours scorn on Commonwealth
    10 october 2002 17:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has poured scorn on the 54-nation Commonwealth group, which suspended his country early this year for alleged human rights abuses, saying his nation does not derive much benefit from the organisation. Full text...

  • France lays down pre-conditions for Ivorian leader
    10 october 2002 17:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire will from now onwards have to meet some conditions before he gets support from French officials, a French daily reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Malawi leader tells MPs to concentrate on hunger
    10 october 2002 15:27:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawian President Bakili Muluzi has appealed to parliamentarians to focus debate on the food crisis facing the country and not on his bid to stay in office beyond the current two terms when the lawmakers convene parliament next week. Full text...

  • Case against Zambia's ex-spychief endangers state secrets
    10 october 2002 14:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The case against Zambia's former spychief Xavier Chungu has assumed a new dimension, with his lawyer saying he is seeking authority to reveal state secrets that could rebound badly against the government. Full text...

  • Malagasy Parliament to be dissolved 16 October
    10 october 2002 14:10:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Malagasy National Assembly would be dissolved on Wednesday 16 October, announced President Marc Ravalomanana Wednesday evening during a visit to the south-eastern region of the country. Full text...

  • Judgement due Thursday on Cameroon/Nigeria border dispute
    10 october 2002 14:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Judgement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria over the Bakassi peninsula will be delivered Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyans observe Moi Day in low profile
    10 october 2002 13:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans are countrywide Thursday observing Moi Day, the anniversary of the assumption of power by outgoing President Daniel arap Moi, without the usual pump and pageantry witnessed in the years after 1989, when the day became a national holiday. Full text...

  • Presidents Moi, Obasanjo compare notes on Sudan
    10 october 2002 13:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) Former Nigeria military rule-r, retired Gen. Full text...

  • Ivorian rebels refuse to disarm, threaten taking Abidjan
    10 october 2002 13:01:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Rebel soldiers controlling most of northern Côte d'Ivoire in the ongoing armed insurrection have dismissed a call by President Laurent Gbagbo for them to lay down their arms, and instead threatened to move down and seize the economic hub, Abidjan. Full text...

  • Protesters close polling stations in Kabylie
    10 october 2002 12:41:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Young protesters Thursday demanded the closure of several polling stations in the restive Algerian region of Kabylie and asked polling officials to hand over ballot papers, reliable sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Cameroon calmly awaits verdict on Bakassi
    10 october 2002 12:24:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, Netherlands, is to issue at 15. Full text...

  • Committee proposes one term for Nigerian President
    10 october 2002 12:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The National Assembly Joint Committee on the review of Nigeria's 1999 Constitution has proposed a single term of five years for the country's President, and the rotation of the presidency among the six geopolitical zones. Full text...

  • South Africa, Zimbabwe discuss land reform
    10 october 2002 11:48:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Foreign minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is due in Zimbabwe for discussions on land reform, food crisis and regional security with her Zimbabwean counterpart Dr Stan Mudenge. Full text...

  • South Africa denies providing Iraq with nuclear material
    10 october 2002 10:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Pretoria Thursday dismissed as "unfounded and unsubstantiated," media reports that South Africa had been involved in the supply of aluminium tubes to Iraq for the development of weapons of mass destruction. Full text...

  • Swazi military seek return of plane held in South Africa
    10 october 2002 10:06:00
    Manzini- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swazi Army officials seeking the return of a military aircraft impounded in South Africa have forfeited R3 million (US$286,000) worth of illegal Perlemoen which customs officials seized from the plane four days ago. Full text...

  • Zambian opposition leader backs Zimbabwe in standoff with EU
    10 october 2002 08:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata has lashed out at the European Union (EU) for suggesting that the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) should isolate Zimbabwe over its controversial land distribution programme. Full text...

  • Kadhafi confers with Patasse in Tripoli
    09 october 2002 23:54:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Obasanjo says no Nigerian will be stoned to death
    09 october 2002 22:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said here Wednesday that his country's judicial structure would not let anyone suffer death by stoning as a punishment. Full text...

  • EU appeals for resolution of the Somali crisis
    09 october 2002 22:02:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has stressed the need to find a solution to the long-running Somali crisis, and an end to violence in the East African country. Full text...

  • EU parliamentarians pray for shipwreck victims
    09 october 2002 21:48:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- European parliamentarians began their plenary session here Wednesday with a minute of silence in memory of more than 1,000 people who drowned on 26 September following the sinking of a Senegalese ferryboat, Le Joola. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean president sends message to Libyan leader
    09 october 2002 21:29:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Defence minister Sydney Sekaramayi on Wednesday delivered President Robert Mugabe's message to the Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis hurts Mali's economy
    09 october 2002 21:18:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Delay in resolving the current conflict in Côte d'Ivoire is raising tension in neighbouring Mali whose nearly 80 per cent of international trade passes through the port of Abidjan, Mali's Foreign Affairs minister, Lassana Traoré, has said his landlocked country was deeply concerned about the crisis because the bulk of its exports and imports go through Cote d'Ivoire and that two million Malians live there. Full text...

  • Moroccan Mohammed VI appoints Driss Jettou Prime Minister
    09 october 2002 20:37:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Wednesday appointed the former minister of the Interior Driss Jettou as new Prime Minister, the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported. Full text...

  • Gbagbo admits Bouake is not totally liberated
    09 october 2002 20:03:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday evening conceded that government troops had not completely retaken Bouake, 350 km North of Abidjan, which was seized by rebellious soldiers about three weeks ago. Full text...

  • Ivorian envoy refutes allegations of xenophobia
    09 october 2002 19:27:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire has refuted charges of promoting hatred against foreigners, saying such claims were part of a campaign to mislead the international community into believing that the government was responsible for the ongoing rebellion in the country. Full text...

  • More condemnation of Kenyan election violence
    09 october 2002 15:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's ruling Kanu party Wednesday appeared divided over the Monday violence that rocked the town of Kakamega, 400 km west of the capital Nairobi during which at least one man was shot dead by the police. Full text...

  • Zambian leader on five-day tour of countryside
    09 october 2002 15:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian president Levy Mwanawasa was on Wednesday in the remote district of Mporokoso drumming up support for his year old administration, while many of his critics accused him of launching an early campaign for re-election in case the petition now before the Supreme Court goes against him. Full text...

  • South African minister holds talks in UAE
    09 october 2002 13:45:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aziz Pahad met Tuesday in Abu Dhabi with senior government officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for talks on bilateral relations. Full text...

  • Nigerian MP threatened over corruption accusation
    09 october 2002 12:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria police Tuesday deployed a bomb disposal squad at the Abuja residence of Sam Obande, the MP who accused House Speaker Ghali Umar Na'Abba of corruption, after a suspicious parcel was sent to him by courier. Full text...

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