Politics -
  • Madagascar political opponents remain adamant
    12 february 2002 21:06:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Amara Essy Tuesday concluded a four-day mediation visit to Madagascar without resolving the stand-off between the island's two leading presidential candidates. Full text...

  • Senegalese army clash with Casamance rebels reported
    12 february 2002 19:37:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese troops reportedly clashed Monday with armed men suspected to be rebels of the Casamance Movement of Democratic Forces (MFDC) at Gouraf, about 10 km east of Ziguinchor, the southern provincial capital. Full text...

  • British minister for Africa arrives in Johannesburg
    12 february 2002 18:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Baroness Amos, minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK arrived in South Africa Tuesday at the start of a five-day official visit. Full text...

  • RUF delegation visits Nigeria
    12 february 2002 17:59:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A five-man delegation of Sierra Leone's rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) arrived in Nigeria Monday to meet with President Olusegun Obasanjo on the country's peace process and forthcoming elections. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean President says would retire after giving out land
    12 february 2002 17:54:00
    Gutu- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, who faces a tricky presidential election next month, Tuesday refuted charges that he was clinging to power, and said he would retire after giving out land to landless peasants under his government's controversial agrarian reforms. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe, EU head for confrontation over election observer
    12 february 2002 17:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe and the European Union (EU) were Tuesday headed for a renewed diplomatic stand-off over the refusal by the southern African country to accredit an official from the group to observe next month's presidential elections. Full text...

  • OAU concerned over political situation in Liberia
    12 february 2002 16:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Amara Essy has expressed concern over the current political situation in Liberia, which is under a state of emergency declared last Friday by President Charles Taylor. Full text...

  • Somali peace agreement hangs in the balance
    12 february 2002 15:00:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The implementation of a peace agreement signed in Kenya by warring Somali factions is in doubt, as opposition warlords charge that the Transitional National Government (TNG) was failing to keep its side of the deal. Full text...

  • Zambian leader allays job fears of mine workers
    12 february 2002 13:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa returned home Tuesday from Paris with a firm promise that his government would ensure all workers at the beleaguered Konkola Copper Mines kept their jobs. Full text...

  • Anniversary of Mandela's release from prison commemorated
    12 february 2002 10:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The 12th anniversary of South African former President Nelson Mandela's release from prison was commemorated Monday with the announcement of a major development at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Umtata. Full text...

  • 2 Comoran politicians charged with violating national security
    12 february 2002 08:25:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Mohamed Zeina, a former Member of Parliament in Comoros, was arraigned before a Moroni Court Monday for alleged violation of national security. Full text...

  • Burundian President Buyoya to visit Brussels
    11 february 2002 23:47:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Burundi's President Pierre Buyoya is due in Brussels Tuesday for a daylong visit during which he will hold discussions with European Commission official on the political situation in Bujumbura and seek financial support from the European Union. Full text...

  • 12 aspirants to contest Congo's presidential election
    11 february 2002 23:22:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Twelve aspirants including the incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso have submitted papers to contest the 10 March presidential elections in Congo, indicates a provisional list issued by the interior ministry in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • European Union presses Togo to renew CENI 's mandate
    11 february 2002 22:55:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- European Union authorities have urged Togo to extend the mandate of the Independence Election Committee (CENI) and to continue preparations for the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Full text...

  • Election campaign grounds Zimbabwe government
    11 february 2002 22:43:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Government business in Zimbabwe has ground to a halt as the nation's ruling elite meanders across the breath and length of the country in search of votes in next month's crunch presidential election. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone starts verification of voters
    11 february 2002 22:32:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Registration of voters in Sierra Leone for the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections officially closed Monday, National Electoral Commissioner Walter Nicol has announced. Full text...

  • Tunisian President Ben Ali Visits Algeria
    11 february 2002 21:26:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was due in Algeria Monday for a three-day official visit, according to the Tunisian News Agency (TAP). Full text...

  • Francophonie mediators return from Madagascar
    11 february 2002 20:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) mediators Monday briefed the body's secretary general, Boutros Boutros Ghali, on their mission, whose objective was to find an end to Madagascar's political stalemate since the 16 December 2001 presidential election results were proclaimed. Full text...

  • Burundi Peace Accord Monitoring Committee Meets
    11 february 2002 19:29:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Repatriation of Burundian refugees is part of the agenda of a weeklong session that started here Monday between officials of the Transitional Government and the Implementation Monitoring Committee of the country's peace accord. Full text...

  • State of emergency evokes fear among Liberians
    11 february 2002 19:23:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberians have been gripped with fear, despite assurances of protection from President Charles Taylor, who declared a state of emergency in the country four days ago. Full text...

  • Pretoria to host another round of Burundi peace talks
    11 february 2002 18:15:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Parties to the Burundi crisis will begin a new round of cease-fire negotiations 18 February in Pretoria, South Africa, Burundi Vice-president, Domitien Ndayizeye has said. Full text...

  • Kagame, Museveni to meet Thursday
    11 february 2002 15:38:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni are to meet Thursday at the Gatuna border, an official statement said in Kigali Monday. Full text...

  • Nguesso seeks re-election in March
    11 february 2002 13:25:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo Brazzaville leader Denis Sassou Nguesso has announced his candidacy for the country's presidential election in March. Full text...

  • Essy ends peace mission to Madagascar
    11 february 2002 13:05:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General, Amara Essy has ended his visit to Madagascar, as part of the OAU's intervention on the country's political crisis, the Foreign Ministry said Monday in Antananarivo. Full text...

  • UNMEE complains of restrictions by Eritrea, Ethiopia
    11 february 2002 12:46:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) complained Monday that the question of its free movement north of the agreed Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) between the two countries remained unresolved even after a meeting with them at the weekend. Full text...

  • Blair flayed for steering off Zimbabwe during African visit
    11 february 2002 12:31:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair ran into criticisms when he returned Sunday from a four-nation tour of West Africa, as political opponents chided him for failing to tackle the problems of Zimbabwe during the trip. Full text...

  • Nigeria labour union warns against return to military rule
    11 february 2002 11:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As individuals and groups in Nigeria continue to protest against the CNN over its alleged report that Nigerians were clamouring for military rule, the country's organised labour has warned it would not tolerate any return of the military. Full text...

  • Kenyan President urges Egypt to join search for peace in Sudan
    11 february 2002 10:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi, who has been spearheading mediation efforts on the civil war in Sudan, has conceded that the initiative was deadlocked, but suggested the entrance of more parties to help end the dispute. Full text...

  • Ratsiraka rules out stay of Madagascar presidential run off
    11 february 2002 09:42:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Incumbent Malagasy President Didier Ratsiraka has firmly ruled out any possibility of postponing the second round of voting due 24 February, in the country's controversial presidential poll. Full text...

  • Six people killed in Algeria
    10 february 2002 17:30:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Six members of one family were murdered by terrorists Saturday night in Bougara town, 50 km west of Algiers, police sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Angola seeks humanitarian assistance
    10 february 2002 11:45:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola has appealed for humanitarian and emergency assistance to cater for people fleeing attacks from Jonas Savimbi's rebel UNITA movement in Bie, Huambo, Moxico and Uige areas. Full text...

  • Japan donates 200,000 US dollars to the OAU peace fund
    10 february 2002 11:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Japan has contributed 200,000 US dollars to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) peace fund to support efforts in conflict prevention and resolution. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to declare voting days holidays
    10 february 2002 09:29:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Sunday he would declare 9 and 10 March public holidays to allow people to vote in a presidential election. Full text...

  • Blair to rally G-8 colleagues behind NEPAD
    09 february 2002 20:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair Saturday promised to personally rally the G-8 club of leading industrialised nations behind the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Full text...

  • UNDP recommends fund for Zimbabwe land reforms
    09 february 2002 20:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The UN Development Fund (UNDP), in a report released Saturday, has recommended the establishment of a fund to finance Zimbabwe's agrarian reforms. Full text...

  • Blair assures Sierra Leone of continued support
    09 february 2002 19:41:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has assured Sierra Leone of London's continued support. Full text...

  • Sudan Welcomes Blair's Peace Move
    09 february 2002 17:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan has welcomed as a positive step, a decision by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to appoint a special envoy for peace in Sudan. Full text...

  • US Assures Kenyans of Safety over Military exercises
    09 february 2002 17:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The US Embassy in Nairobi has assured apprehensive Kenyans of their safety over ongoing military exercises involving American Marines and their Kenyan counterparts on the country's south-eastern coast. Full text...

  • Taylor says only Presidential Guards can bear arms
    09 february 2002 17:11:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor said Saturday that only members of his Presidential Guard, the Anti-Terrorist Unit (ATU), would be allowed to carry firearms in the nation's capital, Monrovia, under the state of emergency he declared Friday. Full text...

  • Blair arrives in Dakar on a two-day visit
    09 february 2002 16:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair, arrived in Dakar Saturday on a two-day official visit to Senegal. Full text...

  • Moi Says East Africa Is Ready For Business
    09 february 2002 16:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi says the emerging East African Federation would create a huge market of some 80 million people that would meet the needs of any serious investor. Full text...

  • SADC Ministers happy with Zimbabwe's election preparation
    09 february 2002 15:21:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Taskforce on Zimbabwe has expressed satisfaction with President Robert Mugabe's fulfilment of his pledge on the country's 9-10 March presidential poll. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt and public take issue with coverage of Lagos crisis
    09 february 2002 14:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- CNN's Bureau Chief in Nigeria, Kenyan- born Jeff Koinange, is under intense heat over his coverage of the communal violence that broke out in the country's commercial city of Lagos last weekend, leaving scores of people dead and several houses burnt. Full text...

  • The military and power politics in Sierra Leone
    09 february 2002 13:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Like in many other newly independent African countries, the military made its debut in politics in Sierra Leone less than a decade following independence. Full text...

  • Comoros framework agreement follow-up committee in deadlock
    09 february 2002 13:16:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Two days since it was supposed to convene, the follow-up committee on the Comoros framework agreement is still to meet despite intense mediation by OAU envoy Francisco Madeira. Full text...

  • Ghanaian President leaves for Dakar
    09 february 2002 11:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra early Saturday for Dakar, Senegal to attend a meeting of selected African Heads of State to discuss the way forward for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Full text...

  • Blair says trip to Ghana was successful
    09 february 2002 11:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair left Accra Saturday positive about his trip to Ghana, that was part of a four-nation West African tour continuing today in Sierra Leone and Senegal. Full text...

  • Burundi to grant returning opposition figures provisional amnesty
    09 february 2002 10:01:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundi government has tabled in Parliament a bill seeking provisional immunity for opposition figures returning from exile, House Speaker Jean Minani hinted Friday. Full text...

  • Blair leaves Ghana after three-day stay
    09 february 2002 09:36:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair left Ghana Saturday for Sierra Leone on the third leg of four-nation West African tour. Full text...

  • French leader says NEPAD needs good governance to succeed
    08 february 2002 22:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac Friday stressed at a Franco-African mini-conference on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), that success in the initiative would depend on the enforcement of good governance across the continent. Full text...

parcours parcours [931] [932] [933] [934] [935] [936] [937] [938] [939] [940] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS