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  • Ethiopia, Eritrea exchange war prisoners
    18 february 2002 21:34:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Monday repatriated 58 Eritrean and 25 Ethiopian prisoners of war (POWs) to their countries. Full text...

  • Ethnic clashes claim 200 lives in northeast DR Congo
    18 february 2002 21:22:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Ethnic clashes in the region of Bunia in northeastern DR Congo since late last week have claimed more than 200 lives, human rights and UN sources reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Congolese opposition takes issue with presidential poll
    18 february 2002 21:10:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Seven candidates of the Congolese opposition vying for the forthcoming presidential election scheduled 10 March have dismissed the poll as "illegal. Full text...

  • Congolese woman bids for presidency
    18 february 2002 20:59:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The lone lady candidate in next month's presidential election in Congo, Angele Bandou (54) has described her candidacy as the expression of God's will. Full text...

  • Draft committee publishes report on Mauritius constitution
    18 february 2002 20:40:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Sachs Commission on amendments to the Mauritius Constitution published its report at the weekend in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Newsman sees no chance for free, fair election in Zimbabwe
    18 february 2002 20:10:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Controversial Zimbabwean correspondent for the London-based The Independent newspaper has reiterated his conviction that there is no chance for a free and fair election in Zimbabwe next month. Full text...

  • Botswana to send election observers to Zimbabwe
    18 february 2002 19:48:00
    Bulawayo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Botswana said Monday it would send three teams of election observers to Zimbabwe to take part in that country's presidential poll in March. Full text...

  • Ruling ZANU-PF supporters stage protest against Britain
    18 february 2002 19:28:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Thousands of supporters of President Robert Mugabe Monday staged a demonstration in the Zimbabwe capital Harare to protest against British interference in the country's political affairs. Full text...

  • Commission postpones decision on Ethiopia-Eritrea boundary
    18 february 2002 18:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Boundary Commission appointed by the UN to demarcate the 1,000-km Ethiopia-Eritrea border, has postponed its decision by one month, the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) announced Monday. Full text...

  • Denis Sassou Nguesso: A soldier, democrat and faction leader
    18 february 2002 18:14:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso (59), who is seeking re-election in the 10 March presidential poll first came to power on 5 February 1979. Full text...

  • Chissano wants plot against Mugabe probed
    18 february 2002 18:01:00
    Beira- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joachim Chissano has criticised alleged plots by a Zimbabwean opposition party to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, and called for a probe. Full text...

  • EU Ministers meet on Zimbabwe
    18 february 2002 17:45:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Zimbabwe was top on the agenda of EU Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting, which opened Monday in Brussels, in the aftermath of Harare's expulsion of an EU envoy to the Southern African country. Full text...

  • 14,000 Liberian Refugees in Sierra Leone's Pujehun
    18 february 2002 17:37:00
    Pujehun- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- At least 14,000 Liberian refugees have been registered in Sierra Leone's Pujehun district, according to the Provincial Secretary Southern Region Bannie Eilla Siesay over the past few weeks. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone's RUF Wants Travel Ban on Officials Lifted
    18 february 2002 16:36:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's former rebel movement has asked the United Nations to lift the travel ban imposed on its officials since 1999 when it was engaged in a war against the government. Full text...

  • Kabila holds bilateral talks with el-Beshir
    18 february 2002 15:55:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- DR Congo President Joseph Kabila began talks in Khartoum Monday with his Sudanese counterpart Omar Hassan el-Beshir, as part of his two-day visit to Sudan. Full text...

  • Malian opposition party has no candidate for presidency
    18 february 2002 15:38:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Delegates of Mali's opposition Party for Development and Revival (PMDR), have decided at a National Convention at the weekend not to field any candidate for the country's April presidential election. Full text...

  • Congolese president gets warm welcome in Lissouba's area
    18 february 2002 15:18:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso received a warm welcome Sunday when he visited Bouansa town in Bouenza region which was once a stronghold of militiamen backing his predecessor Pascal Lissouba during the civil wars of 1997 and 1998-1999. Full text...

  • EU plans partial funding of land reform in Namibia
    18 february 2002 14:50:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The European Union will consider funding some aspects of the land reform programme in Namibia as soon as a survey to determine land re-distribution in the country is completed a European diplomat says. Full text...

  • Mauritius in confusion after resignation of President
    18 february 2002 14:01:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The resignation of President Cassam Uteem of Mauritius four months before the end of his term has sparked confusion in the island nation. Full text...

  • Envoy says France continues engagement in Africa
    18 february 2002 13:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France says its peacekeeping initiative for Africa, the Reinforcement of African Peacekeeping Capacities (RECAMP) represents a determination of the European country to support African states build military capacities for effective peacekeeping on the continent. Full text...

  • Moroccan monarch visits United Arab Emirates
    18 february 2002 10:39:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco arrived in Abou Dhabi late Sunday for a friendship visit to the United Arab Emirates, according to Moroccan public television, TVM. Full text...

  • Mwanawasa sees need to repair relations with EU
    18 february 2002 10:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian president Levy Mwanawasa said he plans to meet diplomats from EU member countries next week to patch up bilateral relations that have reached their lowest ebb in recent weeks. Full text...

  • Mugabe puts opponents on defensive over murder plot
    18 february 2002 08:05:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, unnerved by revelations of an opposition plot to murder him, has put his opponents in a presidential election next month on the defensive by appealing to the conscience of the electorate for support, political analysts said. Full text...

  • Chiluba denies rift with Mwanawasa but...
    17 february 2002 20:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba, Sunday denied any rift with his successor Levy Mwanawasa, but rejected accusations of theft and corruption levelled at his administration. Full text...

  • Presidential candidates protest disqualification
    17 february 2002 19:54:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Three Comoran politicians have rejected their disqualification from the country's next presidential election by the electoral Commission, on grounds that they had not lived in the country for the last six months. Full text...

  • UNICEF driver killed in eastern Burundi
    17 february 2002 19:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A Burundi driver working for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) was killed Saturday when his vehicle was ambushed by suspected Burundi rebels in the country's eastern Ruyigi province, official sources said Sunday. Full text...

  • UN Human Rights Rapporteur in DR Congo
    17 february 2002 16:30:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Anto Anella Lulia Motoc, newly appointed UN Rapporteur on human rights in the DR Congo, is on a week-long exploratory visit to the Country. Full text...

  • Liberians march against renewed fighting
    17 february 2002 16:02:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Christain and civic organisations in Liberia have denounced ongoing fighting between government forces and dissidents, north-west of the country. Full text...

  • Four terrorist suspects killed in Algeria's Djalfa region
    17 february 2002 15:31:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian security forces shot dead four terrorist suspects in Keddid, in the country's Djalfa Prefecture, some 400-km south of Algiers, police sources said in Algiers late Saturday. Full text...

  • Burundi delegation off for talks in Pretoria
    17 february 2002 13:33:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- An official delegation left Bujumbura Saturday for Pretoria, South Africa ahead of talks next Monday on a new round of cease-fire negotiations between the country's warring parties, official sources said. Full text...

  • Congolese police ban opposition news conference
    17 february 2002 13:18:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese police Saturday banned a news conference called by opposition candidates in next month's presidential election, refusing them access to a Brazzaville hotel that was the chosen venue. Full text...

  • UN Human Rights expert visits DR Congo
    17 february 2002 11:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The new UN rapporteur for human rights in DR Congo Anto Anella Lulia Motoc, met Friday with Human Rights minister Ntumba Luaba at the start of a week-long contact tour of the troubled central African country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe throws out EU election observer
    17 february 2002 10:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Saturday night ordered the designated head of the European Union (EU) team of observers for next month's presidential poll to leave the country, charging that he was making unwarranted political statements. Full text...

  • Mugabe, Chissano, Muluzi discuss situation in Zimbabwe
    17 february 2002 10:02:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- President Robert Mugabe is due in Beira Sunday for talks with President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique and Malawian President Bakili Muluzi on the political situation in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Canada probes allegations of plot to kill Zimbabwe leader
    17 february 2002 09:43:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Canadian police have launched an investigation into allegations that a Zimbabwean opposition party tried to hire a company in the country to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, a local newspaper reported Sunday. Full text...

  • PARENA to designate candidate to Mali's election
    16 february 2002 20:23:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The second national council of the Party for National Renaissance, aimed at naming its candidate for the 28 April presidential election in Mali, started Saturday in Bamako. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean parties discuss election campaign conduct
    16 february 2002 20:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Officials of five parties contesting in Zimbabwe's presidential election next month met Saturday to agree a campaign code of conduct to ensure a peaceful poll. Full text...

  • Govt refutes opposition accusations
    16 february 2002 19:55:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government has denied accusations by some opposition politicians of irregularities in the electoral process scheduled in March and April. Full text...

  • African workers hail OAU mediation in Madagascar
    16 february 2002 19:13:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Federation of African Workers in France (FETAF) as well as AMIRCUMA, an affiliate of FETAF comprising France based workers from the Malagasy community have hailed the recent positive mediation of the OAU in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe warns EU's chief monitor over political statements
    16 february 2002 18:13:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Saturday sternly warned the head of the European Union team to monitor the 9-10 March presidential poll in Zimbabwe to refrain from making political statements or risk ejection from the country. Full text...

  • Mugabe scoffs at assassination plot
    16 february 2002 18:03:00
    Sanyati- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in his first reaction to revelations this week of a plot to kill him ahead of a presidential election next month, Saturday scoffed at the assassination plans, saying this would not stop his government from pressing on with his controversial land reforms. Full text...

  • Kabila Due in Khartoum Monday
    16 february 2002 17:11:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- President Joseph Kabila of DR Congo is due in Khartoum Monday on a two-day official visit to Sudan, the official Sudan News Agency reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force orders relocation of arms depot
    16 february 2002 16:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Jonah Wuyep, has ordered the immediate relocation of the ammunition depot at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base in Ikeja, Lagos, where there were explosions last month, causing the death of more than 1,000 people. Full text...

  • EU's Paul Nielson to visit Mauritius 19 February
    16 february 2002 15:24:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The European Commissioner for development and humanitarian aid, Paul Nielson, plans a four-day visit to Mauritius beginning 19 February, official sources said Saturday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • OAU Steps Up Pace of Transition to AU
    16 february 2002 14:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity has increased the number of its central organs from four to twelve, Secretary General Amara Essy disclosed Saturday in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Indian Ocean Commission to Meet in Mauritius
    16 february 2002 13:02:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The ministerial council of the five-nation Indian Ocean Commission will hold its 13th session in Port Louis, Mauritius, next weekend. Full text...

  • President Ben Ali to attend CEN-SAD summit in Libya
    16 february 2002 11:55:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A special envoy of Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi has delivered an invitation letter to Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis to attend the Community of Saharan-Sahelian States (CEN-SAD) summit scheduled for 6-7 March in Libya. Full text...

  • Angidi Chettiar takes over as Mauritius president
    16 february 2002 11:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Angidi Chettiar, who until Friday was Vice-President of Mauritius, has assumed the presidency of the Indian Ocean island nation. Full text...

  • Former President Kolingba's trial postponed after opening
    15 february 2002 23:46:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Bangui's Court of Appeal court on Friday started hearing the cases of people suspected to have plotted the 28 May 2001 military coup in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Ten in Congo's presidential race
    15 february 2002 23:41:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's Supreme Court on Friday published at the Brazzaville law courts the final list of ten presidential candidates contesting the 10 March election. Full text...

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