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  • Guei accuses Gbagbo of inaction, breach of promise
    13 september 2002 22:02:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Gen. Full text...

  • Hema-Lendu conflict displaces 500,000 in DR Congo
    13 september 2002 21:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Humanitarian NGOs estimate that 500,000 persons were displaced in the Ituri district, in the Eastern province of DR Congo, following the latest fighting between the Hema and Lendu in the region, the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC) said Friday in its news bulletin. Full text...

  • Opposition condemns cabinet reshuffle in Botswana
    13 september 2002 20:29:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Opposition politicians and the civil society in Botswana have condemned the biggest cabinet reshuffle by President Festus Mogae, terming it a threat to democracy. Full text...

  • Botswana civil society criticises Bush speech
    13 september 2002 19:13:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- US President George W. Full text...

  • Malawi opposition group still facing ban threat
    13 september 2002 16:44:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi high court judge Frank Kapanda Friday threw out an application by the opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) pressure group to restrain government from banning it. Full text...

  • France names new Ambassador to Algeria
    13 september 2002 16:06:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Daniel Bernard has been appointed new French Ambassador to Algeria, to replace Hubert Colin de Verdiere, official sources said in Paris Friday. Full text...

  • Togolese opposition leader gets 4-month sentence
    13 september 2002 12:52:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese Labour Party chairman Claude Ameganvi was Friday sentenced to four months in jail and fined 100,000 francs CFA (148 US dollars) by the Lome Magistrate's Court for slighting President Gnassingbe Eyadema. Full text...

  • French spy chief says terrorist threats still exist
    13 september 2002 12:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Director of the Office of Territorial Surveillance (DST), Pierre de Bousquet de Florian, has said that Al Qaeda forces have moved from Afghanistan to other parts of the world, particularly Africa. Full text...

  • Swaziland reserves comment on US threats on Iraq
    13 september 2002 10:08:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini said Friday that the kingdom of Swaziland for now reserves any comment on war threats US President George W. Full text...

  • Museveni allays suspicions as population census kicks off
    13 september 2002 09:50:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- President Yoweri Museveni has dismissed fears that information being gathered by enumerators in a population and housing census starting Friday would be used for political discrimination and taxation purposes. Full text...

  • Ethiopia hosts IGAD conflict organ
    13 september 2002 09:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An agreement has been signed in Addis Ababa for the establishment of the main office of the Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN), an organ of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopian State radio announced Friday. Full text...

  • Chinua Achebe pays tribute to South Africa's Steve Biko
    13 september 2002 09:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- African literary giant Chinua Achebe on Thursday night paid a tribute to Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko who was murdered by the South African police 25 years ago. Full text...

  • DR Congo, Burundi, Belgium discuss Great Lakes region
    13 september 2002 07:59:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- President Joseph Kabila of DR Congo and his Burundian counterpart Pierre Buyoya would, on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York discuss the situation in the Great Lakes region with Belgian Foreign minister Louis Michel, Brussels sources hinted Thursday. Full text...

  • More rebel groups want to join Burundi ceasefire talks
    12 september 2002 23:50:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Four rebel movements of Burundi want to take part in ceasefire negotiations with the transitional government of President Pierre Buyoya. Full text...

  • Gambari appointed head of UN Mission in Angola
    12 september 2002 22:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has appointed Nigeria's Ibrahim Gambari, currently his Adviser on Africa, as Special Representative to Angola. Full text...

  • Libya renews condemnation of terrorism
    12 september 2002 21:29:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The official Libyan news agency JANA Thursday issued a commentary regretting the thousands of lives perished in the terrorist attacks in the US one year ago, and reiterated Tripoli's total condemnation of any form of terrorism. Full text...

  • Govt subsidises campaign cost for 20 parties in Cameroon
    12 september 2002 20:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Authorities in Cameroon have given 500 million francs CFA to 20 political parties contesting seats in the 15 September parliamentary by-elections to help finance their campaigns, official sources said Thursday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Mbeki urges implementation of WSSD action plan
    12 september 2002 18:59:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa Thursday called on the international community to ensure full implementation of the programmes of development agreed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), which ended in Johannesburg early this month. Full text...

  • Lagos lawyer supports plan to impeach Obasanjo
    12 september 2002 17:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Popular Lagos lawyer Gani Fawehinmi has offered his services free to the lower legislative chamber, House of Representatives, in its bid to impeach Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo for alleged misrule. Full text...

  • Bush agrees to work with UN on Iraq
    12 september 2002 17:14:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Warning that American patience with Iraq has worn out, US President George W. Full text...

  • Britain welcomes FATAH's move to end attacks on civilians
    12 september 2002 16:31:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Britain has welcomed the announcement by the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (FATAH), calling on all Palestinians to end attacks on Israeli civilians. Full text...

  • S. Africa observes 25th anniversary of Biko's death
    12 september 2002 16:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Twenty-five years ago on Thursday the battered and bruised body of activist Steve Biko gave up the fight for life -- and a martyr was born. Full text...

  • Nigeria's voter registration in slow start
    12 september 2002 15:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's much-delayed registration of voters, a pre-requisite for the 2003 general elections, started on a slow note in 120,000 centres across the country Thursday. Full text...

  • DR Congo tests scheme for repatriation of Rwandan ex-fighters
    12 september 2002 11:41:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A hundred Rwandan ex-fighters assembled by DR Congo at the Kamina military base in the southeastern province of Katanga would soon leave for the Rwandan capital, Kigali, UN sources indicated Wednesday. Full text...

  • Moroccan King ends visit to South Africa, Gabon
    12 september 2002 10:44:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- State television in Rabat Wednesday announced the return of King Mohammed VI of Morocco from the Earth Summit in Johannesburg and a trip to Gabon. Full text...

  • Feuding Senegalese rebel leaders make peace
    12 september 2002 10:20:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- Father Augustin Diamacoune Senghor and Sidy Badji, two feuding leaders of the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces in Casamance (MFDC) made peace Wednesday in Ziguinchor, 454 km south of Dakar. Full text...

  • Sudanese rebels call for resumption of peace talks
    12 september 2002 10:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) has called for the resumption of peace talks that aborted last week after the Khartoum government pulled out, citing the recapture of the southern Sudanese town of Torit by the SPLA, as the country's 19-year civil war lingers on. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone re-states condemnation of terrorism
    12 september 2002 08:32:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The authorities in Freetown joined their counterparts across the world Wednesday in commemorating the first anniversary of the terror attacks in New York and Washington DC, among whose victims was a Sierra Leonean. Full text...

  • French Foreign Minister visits Great Lakes region
    11 september 2002 23:59:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, is expected in Kinshasa 23 September on the final leg of a tour taking him to Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda, all involved in the war in DR Congo, a diplomatic source revealed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Niger's Constitutional Court president, deputy resign
    11 september 2002 23:51:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's Constitutional Court president Sani Koutoubi and vice-president Gremah Lawan Oumara have resigned. Full text...

  • Botswana President Mogae reshuffles cabinet
    11 september 2002 23:03:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana President Festus Mogae Wednesday made significant changes in his cabinet in an apparent bid to stall a possible challenge by his chief rival and ruling party chairman, Ponatshego Kedikilwe. Full text...

  • United States, Britain see the UN as useless, says Mandela
    11 september 2002 22:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela has said that the United States and Britain have contempt for the United Nations. Full text...

  • Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure meets French investors
    11 september 2002 21:07:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure on Wednesday visited Lyon, in South-Eastern France, to discuss investment opportunities with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of the Rhone-Alpes region. Full text...

  • Nigeria puts military on high alert ahead of Bakassi ruling
    11 september 2002 16:43:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has put its military on high alert ahead of the ruling by the International Court of Justice on the Bakassi Peninsula, being claimed by Nigeria and Cameroon, Information Minister Jerry Gana said in Abuja Wednesday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo denies allegations of gross misconduct
    11 september 2002 16:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has categorically denied the 17 allegations of constitutional breaches, made by MPs as grounds for their plan to impeach him. Full text...

  • Clinton visits Ghana 23 September on anti-poverty drive
    11 september 2002 16:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Former US President Bill Clinton is expected in Ghana 23 September, on a campaign for the building of capital for the poor in the context of traditional norms and capacity. Full text...

  • US Embassy in Zimbabwe organises exhibition on terror attacks
    11 september 2002 15:40:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The US Embassy in Zimbabwe Wednesday organised a moving photo exhibition of the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York and Washington last year, which claimed some 3,000 lives. Full text...

  • Court gives go ahead for Nigerian voters' registration
    11 september 2002 15:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Registration of voters will commence as scheduled across Nigeria Thursday, after a Federal High Court in Abuja Wednesday struck out a suit filed by five unregistered political associations seeking to stop the registration. Full text...

  • Somali peace talks resume in Kenya in October
    11 september 2002 15:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Negotiations to restore peace in Somalia under the auspices of the six-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will resume on 15 October in the Kenyan Rift Valley town of Eldoret. Full text...

  • US envoy to Cote d'Ivoire says terror strikes targeted the world
    11 september 2002 15:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 11 September terror attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon were not aimed at America alone but the free world at large, US Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire Arlene Render intimated Wednesday in a statement issued on the first anniversary of the attacks. Full text...

  • Burkinabe see September 11 as an opportunity to heal wounds
    11 september 2002 13:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A cross-section of Burkinabe believes the September 11 terror attacks on the US, being commemorated Wednesday, is not only a "sad and regrettable," event, but also a call on humanity to heal its wounds. Full text...

  • Cape Verde PM pays homage to victims of terrorism
    11 september 2002 12:46:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves has in a message broadcast Wednesday morning on State radio, paid tribute to victims of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks in the US. Full text...

  • Electoral body to sue Kenya's Broadcasting Corporation
    11 september 2002 12:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK), has threatened to sue the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) for alleged bias in its coverage of electoral and political activities. Full text...

  • AU will not interfere in Swaziland's internal politics
    11 september 2002 11:49:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma, says the African Union (AU) will not interfere in Swaziland's internal politics. Full text...

  • US envoy hails Rwanda's anti-terrorism stance
    11 september 2002 11:22:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- US Ambassador in Kigali, Margaret McMilliam, has commended Rwanda for joining the fight against world terrorism. Full text...

  • Anyaoku cautions against plan to impeach Obasanjo
    11 september 2002 11:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former Commonwealth Secretary General Emeka Anyaoku, has expressed a serious concern at the potential implications of the current face-off between the Nigerian Presidency and the Legislature. Full text...

  • Ben Ali restates commitment to fight terrorism
    11 september 2002 10:23:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has condemned all forms of terrorism, in a message he sent to his American counterpart, George W. Full text...

  • Politicians told to respect electoral laws in Benin
    11 september 2002 10:06:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Soule Agbetou, chairman of Benin's Autonomous National Electoral Commission (CENA), has called on politicians contesting December's municipal elections in the country to observe the rules governing the polls. Full text...

  • Zambian papers warn against US attack on Iraq
    11 september 2002 09:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- State-run Zambia Daily Mail and the private Post newspapers Wednesday opposed the US plan to attack Iraq, as the world commemorates the death of some 3,000 people in terrorist attacks last year. Full text...

  • Ugandan Parliament expresses solidarity with US
    11 september 2002 09:08:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's Parliamentary Committee on Defence has expressed solidarity with the US on the first anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. Full text...

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