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  • Rejected Comoros candidates on the defence
    15 february 2002 23:31:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- The five Commoran politicians whose candidacy has been rejected by the National Electoral Commission may not participate in the presidential elections since they had only Friday left to defend themselves. Full text...

  • Tripoli commends London for its views on Africa
    15 february 2002 23:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya on Friday commended British Premier Tony Blair and International Development Minister Clare Short for their views on Africa, noting that their recent comments "show that some Western countries have started to draw lessons from past experience". Full text...

  • President Wade to visit Gambia
    15 february 2002 22:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade starts a three-day state visit to Gambia on Sunday, it was officially announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Comoros transition govt reshuffles cabinet
    15 february 2002 22:39:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Comoran acting head of State and Prime minister, Hamadi Madi Bolero, Thursday made a cabinet reshuffle in which Mohamed Ali Soilih, who was in charge of the Interior department in the transition government, and finance minister Assoumany Aboudou swapped portfolios. Full text...

  • EU humanitarian affairs head begins African tour
    15 february 2002 21:51:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- European commissioner for development and humanitarian aid Poul Nielson begins an African tour in Mozambique Friday that will also take him to Mauritius and the Seychelles. Full text...

  • Burundi gunmen attack bar, kill four in Bujumbura
    15 february 2002 21:33:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A gang of about 20 gunmen dressed in military uniforms Thursday evening stormed into a bar on the south-west outskirts of Bujumbura and shot four persons dead, authorities confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • EU makes security conditional for ais to Burundi
    15 february 2002 21:27:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has hinged the granting of assistance to Burundi on security guarantees for its representative charged to oversee the implementation EU financed programmes. Full text...

  • Benin's President Mathieu Kerekou travels to Abuja
    15 february 2002 20:18:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's President Mathieu Kerekou will lead his country's delegation to the 7th summit of the Niger Basin Authority in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Mauritius President Resigns
    15 february 2002 20:01:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Mauritius President Cassem Uteem stepped down Friday after informing the Speaker of the National Assembly that he could not assent to a bill on curbing terrorism. Full text...

  • Togo's opposition parties plan protest rally Saturday
    15 february 2002 17:45:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Opposition parties in Togo have called on their supporters to turn out en masse for a peaceful rally in Lome Saturday against "unilateral amendment" to the country's electoral law. Full text...

  • Essy confers with Mwanawasa
    15 february 2002 14:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General, Amara Essy held talks Friday with the new chairman of the continental organisation, President Levy Mwanawasa of Zambia, on the African Union (AU) and other issues. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe opposition refutes allegations of plot on Mugabe's life
    15 february 2002 12:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has dismissed as a "set up," allegations that it had tried to scheme the assassination of President Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • Tension scales down between Rwanda and Uganda
    15 february 2002 12:01:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni have hailed the reduction of tension between their countries, which had edged close to an open war, official sources in Kigali reported Friday. Full text...

  • OAU secretary-general in Lusaka for consultations
    15 february 2002 11:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU secretary-general Amara Essy arrived in Lusaka Friday for routine consultations with Zambian president and current OAU chairman Levy Mwanawasa. Full text...

  • South Africa election observer holds talks with Mugabe
    15 february 2002 09:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The leader of the South African Observer Mission to the presidential elections in Zimbabwe, Ambassador Simon Motsuenyane, held talks Thursday with President Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe journalist flees to South Africa
    15 february 2002 08:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Zimbabwe journalist Basildon Peta, under fire for reporting on his arrest in Harare last week, fled to South Africa Thursday night saying he feared for his life. Full text...

  • Angolan foreign minister confers with US ambassador
    14 february 2002 23:36:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan foreign minister Joao Bernardo de Miranda Thursday met with US ambassador Christopher William Dell to plan President Eduardo dos Santos' forthcoming visit to Washington later this month. Full text...

  • Libyan official to visit Algeria
    14 february 2002 23:32:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Libyan People's Committee Secretary General Embarek Mohamed Echamekh is expected in Algeria 16 February for a three-day official visit, aimed at strengthening bilateral co-operation between the two countries. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeping boss expected in Kinshasa
    14 february 2002 23:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN deputy secretary general for peacekeeping operations, Jean-Marie Guehemo, is scheduled to tour the Great Lakes region from 21 February to 4 March, official sources said in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Tripoli secures the release of 44 Arabs from Afghanistan
    14 february 2002 22:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The International Foundation of Kadhafi Charity Associations has secured the repatriation of about 44 Arabs, mainly Libyans and Jordanians who were trapped in the war in Afghanistan. Full text...

  • Liberian Parliament to approve state of emergency
    14 february 2002 22:43:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Justifying a state of emergency before parliament Thursday, President Charles Taylor said Liberia was at war, citizens were displaced and suffering, and, if immediate help did not come from the international community, the situation could worsen. Full text...

  • Malagasy citizens hail OAU mediation
    14 february 2002 21:42:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- OAU secretary general Amara Essy left Madagascar Thursday after four days of tough mediation aimed at solving an electoral dispute between opposition presidential candidate Marc Ravalomanana and the incumbent Didier Ratsiraka. Full text...

  • MDC Admits Meeting Company Claiming Plot to Kill Mugabe
    14 february 2002 20:58:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Thursday admitted holding meetings with a Canadian firm that has revealed a plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • Commission urges parties to implement DR Congo cease-fire
    14 february 2002 20:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo's Justice and Peace Commission's secretary general Dominique Kahanga said in Paris Thursday that durable peace will only become a reality when all actors implement past agreements. Full text...

  • RUF delegation evades UN ban to travel to Nigeria
    14 february 2002 19:19:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A delegation of Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front dodged the police last week to go to Nigeria, Attorney General and Justice Minister Solomon Berewa disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nguesso names Election Campaign Director
    14 february 2002 18:51:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- President Denis Sassou Nguesso has appointed Isidore Mvouba, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, as his campaign Director for Congo Brazzaville's March presidential poll, the Interior Ministry announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Opposition Party Denies Plotting to Kill Mugabe
    14 february 2002 18:40:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Thursday formally denied allegations by a Canadian-based US military and security consultancy that it had sought its assistance to kill President Robert Mugabe to take over power. Full text...

  • Liberian refugees storm Sierra Leone
    14 february 2002 18:01:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- More than 5,000 Liberian refugees and Sierra Leonean returnees are now seeking refuge at Gendema, Buedu Baiwala and Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone, the police said in Freetown. Full text...

  • Ivorian Minister discusses bilaterals with French officials
    14 february 2002 17:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian Minister for Parliamentary relations, Sebastien Danon Djedje, held talks Wednesday on bilateral co-operation with his French counterpart Jean Jacques Queranne and Senate President Christian Poncelet. Full text...

  • Security Council asks Liberia to respect human rights
    14 february 2002 17:16:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- With Liberia under a state of emergency, the UN Security Council has called on its government to respect human rights and avoid using the emergency to curtail civil liberties. Full text...

  • Sudan regrets bombing of village
    14 february 2002 15:30:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government has regretted as "an unintentional error," Sunday's bombing of a village in southern Sudan by the country's Airforce plane. Full text...

  • Annan Criticises Amendments to Togo's Electoral Law
    14 february 2002 15:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has criticised the recent amendment of Togo's electoral law by the government, saying it does not help in creating favourable conditions for holding elections. Full text...

  • Chambas vacates Ghanaian Parliament
    14 february 2002 14:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Newly-elected Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas Thursday bade farewell to the Ghanaian parliament opening the way for a bye-election to fill his seat. Full text...

  • Amnesty blames diamond trade for armed conflicts in Africa
    14 february 2002 13:32:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Amnesty International has stressed the need and urgency for transparent and effective controls on the international diamond trade to break the link between diamonds, arms and human rights abuses in Africa. Full text...

  • Mali sets presidential poll for 28 April
    14 february 2002 13:13:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's presidential election has been scheduled for 28 April, the authorities in Bamako announced Wednesday evening. Full text...

  • Tunisian leader announces referendum on constitution
    14 february 2002 12:52:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali has announced the imminent organisation of a referendum on the constitutional reform he initiated on 7 November 2001. Full text...

  • Niger buries erstwhile OAU secretary general Ide Oumarou
    14 february 2002 11:11:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Former OAU secretary general Ide Oumarou, who died Tuesday in Niamey following a heart attack, was buried Wednesday in his native village of N'Dounga, about 20 km from the Niger capital. Full text...

  • South Africa says Zimbabwe is no dent on NEPAD initiative
    14 february 2002 10:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Zimbabwe is not the litmus test for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), and the continent will not be held hostage to threats of collective punishment, South Africa's Deputy Foreign minister Aziz Pahad told Parliament in Pretoria on Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa, US cooperation forum afoot in Cape Town
    14 february 2002 10:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The first Secretariat Meeting of the South Africa-US Bilateral Cooperation Forum (BCF) is underway in Cape Town, with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner leading the American delegation. Full text...

  • Libyan-initiated South-South Foundation seeks revival
    14 february 2002 10:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan minister for African Unity Ali Triki, Nigeria's presidential adviser Ali Amadou and the South African Ambassador to the OAU met in Tripoli last Tuesday to discuss a re-launching of the South-South Foundation. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Regional diplomacy geared towards security
    14 february 2002 10:11:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was no more than a parenthetical happening that would end with the country's return to the sub regional fold, notes Kane Hamidou Baba, MP of the Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD). Full text...

  • OAU brokers agreement on Madagascar election crisis
    14 february 2002 09:01:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The incumbent Didier Ratsiraka and his challenger, Marc Ravalomanana, Wednesday consented to the organisation of a second round of voting in Madagascar's presidential election. Full text...

  • Niger politicians pay homage to Ide Oumarou
    14 february 2002 07:44:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Political figures in Niger paid their last respects Wednesday to former OAU secretary general Ide Oumarou, who died Monday night in Niamey following a heart attack. Full text...

  • EU ministerial delegation visits Burundi
    13 february 2002 23:53:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A joint ministerial delegation from Britain, Netherlands and Norway arrived Wednesday in Bujumbura for a series of meetings with senior government officials. Full text...

  • France deplores Togo's electoral code amendment
    13 february 2002 23:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France on Wednesday deplored the amendment of the Togolese electoral code, saying this was an obstacle to the dialogue Paris has been trying to promote. Full text...

  • Tension rises ahead of Comoran presidential poll
    13 february 2002 23:20:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Continuing squabbles between Comoran Prime Minister Hamada Madi Bolero and the opposition over the conduct of the transitional period have raised fears of high political tension during next month's presidential election. Full text...

  • EU allies with SADC to send election observers to Zimbabwe
    13 february 2002 22:27:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- European Union commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Poul Nielson, said Wednesday in Brussels that the EU will closely co-operate with the Southern Africa Development Community to send observers to Zimbabwe during the 9-10 March presidential election. Full text...

  • Opposition Party in Hot Soup Over Assassination Report
    13 february 2002 22:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party was Wednesday fighting for political survival weeks before a crunch presidential election. Full text...

  • Algeria, Tunisia Underline Bilateral Cooperation
    13 february 2002 21:46:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali left Algiers Wednesday expressing "great satisfaction with the positive results" of his three-day state visit. Full text...

  • British NGO to monitor Burkina media's election reporting
    13 february 2002 21:09:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The British NGO "Article 19" has initiated a project aimed at monitoring the quality of news items to be used by radio stations and newspapers in Burkina Faso during the April 2002 legislative elections. Full text...

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