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  • Egyptian Foreign Affairs minister takes issue with Israelis
    23 december 2001 19:39:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Egyptian Foreign minister Ahmed Maher has taken issue with what he said was Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon's withdrawn recognition of Yasser Arafat as leader of the Palestinian authority, charging that Sharon by so doing backing off the Middle East peace process. Full text...

  • Unimpressive turnout at Comoros referendum on constitution
    23 december 2001 18:08:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Turn out at Sunday's referendum on a new constitution for the Comoros was unimpressive in the islands of Anjouan, Moheli and Grand Comoros. Full text...

  • Eritrean Foreign Minister visits Sudan
    23 december 2001 16:30:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Eritrean Foreign Minister Sayed Abdallah Ali arrived in Khartoum Sunday for talks with Sudanese officials, aimed at normalising relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Rwandans in the Diaspora to meet in Kigali
    23 december 2001 15:08:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandans in the Diaspora converge home this week for a convention in Kigali starting 26 December, sources close to the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) said Sunday. Full text...

  • US imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe after Bush signs law
    23 december 2001 14:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- US President George Bush has signed into law a bill passed by Congress earlier this month, imposing a range of sanctions against Zimbabwe for its alleged violations of human rights and suppression of opposition parties, a local paper reported Sunday. Full text...

  • All set for Zambian elections, says electoral commission
    23 december 2001 13:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), B. Full text...

  • Food at centre of Zambian elections campaign
    23 december 2001 12:53:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Food, particularly maize, is at the centre of the campaign for Zambia's presidential, parliamentary and local elections to be held on 27 December. Full text...

  • Kenya's resilient Mau Mau veterans refuse to fade away
    23 december 2001 11:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Even after being scathed by torturous colonial concentration camps and a ravaging 10-year bush war, the Mau Mau movement that pressurised the British government to grant Kenya its in dependence in 1963, has refused to die. Full text...

  • Kenya's resilient Mau Mau veterans refuse to fade away
    23 december 2001 11:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Even after being scathed by torturous colonial concentration camps and a ravaging 10-year bush war, the Mau Mau movement that pressurised the British government to grant Kenya its in dependence in 1963, has refused to die. Full text...

  • UK warships raise fears of anti-terror campaign in Somalia
    23 december 2001 10:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The arrival of two British warships at Kenya's Indian Ocean port of Mombasa this weekend has heightened speculation that there is an imminent military action to root out terror suspects said to be linked to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network in neighbouring Somalia. Full text...

  • Maghreb foreign ministers to meet in January
    22 december 2001 20:04:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Foreign ministers from the five-nation Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) will hold their 19th session in Algiers from 17-18 January, Radio Morocco reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Liberian minister welcomes ECOWAS decision against dissidents
    22 december 2001 17:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Liberian Foreign Minister Monie Captan has expressed satisfaction with the solidarity shown by the 15-nation ECOWAS towards his embattled country. Full text...

  • Lusaka election officers take secrecy oaths
    22 december 2001 15:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Over 2, 000 election officers from across Lusaka city Saturday took oaths of secrecy ahead of the 27 December Zambian presidential poll. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Obasanjo due in Zimbabwe
    22 december 2001 15:13:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is due in Zimbabwe Monday for a one-day state visit, government officials in Harare said Saturday. Full text...

  • Mugabe warns Commonwealth risks break-up over Zimbabwe
    22 december 2001 15:01:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, on a four-day state visit to Libya, Saturday warned the Commonwealth risked disintegrating over its threats to expel his southern African country from the club of mainly former British colonies over alleged human rights violations. Full text...

  • Niger President Tandja pays tribute to Senghor
    22 december 2001 14:47:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- President Mamadou Tandja of Niger has described the late President of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor, as "one of the most worthy sons of Senegal," saying, "his political and literary works significantly inspired the peoples of Africa and elsewhere in the world". Full text...

  • Niger's Premier becomes ruling party chairman
    22 december 2001 14:39:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The ruling National Movement for Development Society in Niger (MNSD-Nassara) has elected Prime Minister Hama Amadou as its new chairman to replace President Mamadou Tandja. Full text...

  • Francophonie, French Academy pay homage to Senghor
    22 december 2001 10:11:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) and the French Academy have eulogised Senegal's first President after independence, Leopold Sedar Senghor, as a "man of letters. Full text...

  • Two mercenaries indicted after the Moheli attack
    21 december 2001 23:53:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Two mercenaries among the thirteen who on Wednesday raided Moheli Island, were indicted Friday in Moroni for "breach of national security". Full text...

  • Triki and Essy discuss situation in Central Africa
    21 december 2001 23:49:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's minister for African Unity Dr Ali Triki on Friday held a telephone discussion with OAU Secretary gehneral Amara Essy on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Senegalese Ambassador to France meets Senghor's widow
    21 december 2001 23:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Senegalese Ambassador to France, Doudou Diop, arrived Friday morning in Verson, a small city in Normandy (West) where former President Leopold Sedar Senghor, died 19 December at the age of 95, to start arrangement of Senghor's burial Diop is to work out, with Senghor's widow, Colette Hubert- Senghor, arrangements for the solemn transfer of the body and the date of burial, President Abdoulaye Wade said in Dakar. Full text...

  • French dailies memorialise Leopold Sedar Senghor
    21 december 2001 23:14:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French dailies Le Figaro, Liberation and Le Monde Friday devoted a full page each to the biography of Leopold Sedar Senghor - whom they unanimously recognised as the father of cultural cross-fertilisation. Full text...

  • Congolese opposition leader Nguz Karl I Bond returns home
    21 december 2001 22:58:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Jean Nguz Karl I Bond, who held several senior posts under the former Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko's government, has returned from exile in South Africa. Full text...

  • Konare hands over ECOWAS mantle, challenges colleagues
    21 december 2001 22:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare handed over the mantle of ECOWAS leadership to Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade at the end of a sub-regional Summit in Dakar Friday, and challenged his colleagues to work toward a federated West Africa within the African Union. Full text...

  • Independent observers offer to mediate in Malagasy election
    21 december 2001 21:35:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Independent observers who monitored the 16 December presidential election in Madagascar have offered to harmonise the divergent poll results being put out by supporters of the leading two candidates, Marc Ravalomanana and Didier Ratsiraka. Full text...

  • Ben Ali condoles Senegal over death of Senghor
    21 december 2001 20:24:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia on Friday condoled Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade over the death of Senegal's former President, Leopold Sedar Senghor, official sources said in Tunis. Full text...

  • West African leaders eulogise Senghor
    21 december 2001 19:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- ECOWAS leaders have eulogised Senegal's founding President Leopold Sedar Senghor, who died Thursday in France at the age of 95. Full text...

  • ECOWAS threatens sanctions against Liberian dissidents
    21 december 2001 19:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- ECOWAS leaders Friday threatened sanctions against dissident Liberian armed groups, especially the Liberian Front for Reconciliation and Democracy (LFRD), which is fighting the government of President Charles Taylor. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone's Koroma urges Africans to learn to forget
    21 december 2001 19:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's former military ruler, Johnny Paul Koroma, said on Friday that Africa would only move forward if the people learned to forgive and forget mistakes of the past. Full text...

  • Inauguration of Nigerian-born mayor in US set for January
    21 december 2001 18:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The inauguration of Nigerian-born mayor of East Cleveland in the United States for a second term, Emmanuel Onunwor, has been scheduled for 12 January 2002. Full text...

  • Senghor was more than a humanist and a poet
    21 december 2001 17:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Leopold Sedar Senghor, whose passing away was announced Thursday afternoon by Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade to his ECOWAS peers meeting in Dakar for their 25th summit, was more than a humanist, poet and man of culture as depicted by the various portraits seen of him. Full text...

  • Niger's ruling party opens its congress
    21 december 2001 15:45:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The ordinary congress of the ruling National Movement for Development Society (MNSD) in Niger opened Thursday in Niamey with the attendance of hundreds of delegates from across the country. Full text...

  • Malawi minister acknowledges his policemen's "old habits"
    21 december 2001 14:02:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Malawi government, under intense attack from human rights organisations for its callous treatment of the country's citizens, has acknowledged that "old habits die hard" in the nation's unreformed police force. Full text...

  • International jurists unhappy with Malawi's law situation
    21 december 2001 13:28:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A three-person team of international jurists from the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has ended its fact-finding mission to Malawi during which it held discussions to assess the country's troubled judicial situation. Full text...

  • Youth leader calls for military intervention in Somalia
    21 december 2001 12:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali youth leader, Abdoulkadir Dahir Ali, has said only military intervention and full disarmament of Somalia's militia groups could end the decade-long war in the country. Full text...

  • "Black march" in Tizi-Ouzou (Algeria) ends in clashes
    21 december 2001 12:34:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The "black march" organised by the radical wing of the Kabylia village committee Thursday attracted a crowd of more than 10 000 in Tizi-Ouzou, 100 km east of Algiers. Full text...

  • President Senghor dies at 95
    21 december 2001 11:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade has decreed 15 days of mourning following the death Thursday in the French western town of Verson, Normandy of the Senegal's first president, Leopold Sedar Senghor, at the age of 95. Full text...

  • Ghana's Mohammed Ibn Chambas is new ECOWAS Executive Secretary
    21 december 2001 11:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ghanaian bidder, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has been elected the new Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), for a four- year term. Full text...

  • Nigerian government slams curfew on city as MP is killed
    21 december 2001 09:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Nigeria's south-western state of Osun has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the city of Ile-Ife as part of efforts to curtail the violence, which hit the town Thursday after a member of the state House of Assembly was killed by suspected assassins. Full text...

  • Zambians search their minds for a new leader
    21 december 2001 09:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- In what pundits say would be the keenest presidential race since independence 37 years ago, most Zambians remain undecided who to vote for, less than a week to election day on 27 December. Full text...

  • South African delegation holds talks with Comoros leaders
    21 december 2001 08:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- On the morrow of a failed coup in the Comoros, South Africa's Foreign Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Thursday held discussions with President Azali Assoumani in Moroni. Full text...

  • The 25th summit of ECOWAS heads of State starts in Dakar
    20 december 2001 23:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 25th summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is expected to conclude its session in Dakar Friday with the election of the sub-regional body's executive secretary. Full text...

  • France welcomes EU/Algeria accord
    20 december 2001 23:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France on Thursday welcomed a new Algeria/EU accord of reinforced cooperation signed Wednesday by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and EU Commission President Romani Prodi in Brussels. Full text...

  • MMD warns Kaunda for alleging Mwanawasa's health is poor
    20 december 2001 23:33:00
    Lusaka- Zambia - Zambia's ruling Movement for Mult-iparty Democracy (MMD) has warned former President Kenneth Kaunda that it would not tolerate his provocative comments about its presidential candidate, Levy Mwanawasa. Full text...

  • Opposition leader attacks SADC for soft Mugabe stance
    20 december 2001 23:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The leader of Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Thursday scathingly attacked the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for taking a softer stance on President Robert Mugabe's alleged harassment of political opponents. Full text...

  • Kenyan president Opens Somalia peace talks
    20 december 2001 23:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi opened Somalian peace talks Thursday with a call on warring factions in the neighbouring country to speed up negotiations for the formation of a central government. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe, South Africa parties pledge co-operation
    20 december 2001 22:56:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The governing parties of South Africa and Zimbabwe ended a day talks in Harare Thursday with a pledge to work together to confront common problems and help improve relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe criticises Commonwealth meeting in London
    20 december 2001 22:42:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Thursday lambasted former colonial power Britain for organising what it called "an illegal meeting" of its Commonwealth allies in London to discuss the situation in the southern African country. Full text...

  • Bouteflika ends Belgian visit
    20 december 2001 22:29:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria Thursday said his meeting with NATO secretary general George Robertson provided an opportunity to immensely discuss international issues, especially those threatening world peace and security. Full text...

  • Outgoing ECOWAS chairman calls for institutional reform
    20 december 2001 22:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Outgoing ECOWAS chairman and Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare has called for institutional reforms to speed up economic integration in West Africa. Full text...

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