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  • 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...

  • Thousands Liberian refugees cross into Sierra Leone
    13 february 2002 20:24:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- More than 5,000 Liberian refugees Sierra Leoneans living in that country have crossed into Sierra Leone, fleeing renewed fighting between government troops and rebels. Full text...

  • Libya appeals for moderation in Madagascar
    13 february 2002 19:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's African affairs ministry on Wednesday appealed to Malagasy politicians to use "wisdom and dialogue" in the search for a solution to the controversy created by the 16 December 2001 presidential election results. Full text...

  • President Buyoya Vows to Crush Rebellion in Burundi
    13 february 2002 19:35:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi's President Pierre Buyoya said Wednesday that he would apply all means to subdue armed rebel groups fighting his government if they persistently refuse to talk peace. Full text...

  • Moroccan minister to attend OIC/EU summit in Istanbul
    13 february 2002 18:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's minister in charge of Islamic Affairs, Andelkebir Alaoui M'Daghri, will represent his country at a summit jointly organised by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the European Union (EU). Full text...

  • Ratsiraka, Ravalomanana meet under OAU mediation
    13 february 2002 18:09:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Madagascar's two presidential candidates, incumbent President Didier Ratsiraka and rival Marc Ravalomanana, met for the first time Wednesday morning through the intervention of OAU Secretary General Amara Essy. Full text...

  • SADC election observers due in Zimbabwe Friday
    13 february 2002 18:02:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A senior official of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) said Wednesday the regional group will this week start sending election observers to Zimbabwe to take part in a presidential poll due next month. Full text...

  • European parliamentary mission visits Western Sahara
    13 february 2002 16:12:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A European parliamentary mission led by Catherine Lalumiere is holding a series of meetings with representatives of the Western Sahara, a territory claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, informed sources in Rabat hinted Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mbeki under fire over his state of nation address
    13 february 2002 15:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has come under fire from one of his own cabinet ministers as well as South Africa's official opposition party for his state of the nation address in parliament last week. Full text...

  • OAU secretary general sends condolences to Niger President
    13 february 2002 14:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Amara Essy has sent a message of condolence to President Mamadou Tandja of Niger following the death of former OAU Secretary General Ide Oumarou, of Niger nationality. Full text...

  • Museveni says Lusaka accord holds key to peace in DR Congo
    13 february 2002 14:43:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan Yuweri Museveni said Wednesday that the implementation of the Lusaka peace accord remained the best way forward on the DR Congo conflict. Full text...

  • POLISARIO says UN legal circles fault Morocco over Western Sahara
    13 february 2002 13:57:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (POLISARIO), the organisation fighting for the independence of Western Sahara, has found new fodder in a legal opinion by the UN Legal Counsel to challenge the right of Morocco to control the affairs of the Saharawi people. Full text...

  • Niger prepares State funeral for Ide Oumarou
    13 february 2002 13:46:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger President Mamadou Tandja has ordered a State funeral for Ide Oumarou, former OAU Secretary General, who died in Niamey Tuesday. Full text...

  • British official warns on Tanzania's Air Traffic System
    13 february 2002 13:25:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- British Secretary for International Development, Clare Short has cautioned that the 28-million Pounds contract to sell a military Air Traffic Control System to Tanzania may not go ahead. Full text...

  • Rwandan President receives South African envoy
    13 february 2002 13:09:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- President Paul Kagame of Rwanda held discussions Tuesday with visiting South African Foreign minister Dlamini Nkosazana Zuma, official sources in Kigali confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe halts US Senator's visit, poll observers pour in
    13 february 2002 12:02:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Wednesday withdrew a travel visa it earlier issued to a US Senator, saying the timing of his visit ahead of the country's March presidential election is "not suitable. Full text...

  • OAU commends Brussels on Lumumba's case
    13 february 2002 09:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Amara Essy has commended Belgium for acknowledging its responsibility over the 17 January 1961 murder of DR Congo Prime Minister, Patrick Lumumba and Brussels' decision to apologise to the Congolese people. Full text...

  • Canada donates 250,000 dollars to OAU Peace fund
    13 february 2002 09:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Canada has announced a donation of 250,000 US dollars to the OAU Peace Fund, for the rapid non-military OAU/African Union response to political crises and conflict situations. Full text...

  • Morocco, China urge support for Africa
    13 february 2002 08:38:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco and China have called on the international community to support Africa's development and strengthen security, stability and peace on the continent. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Algeria to revamp their cooperation
    12 february 2002 23:15:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria and Tunisia used President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali's visit to Algiers as an opportunity to bolster bilateral ties and positions at regional, continental and international levels. Full text...

  • Lissouba's party to boycott Congo presidential election
    12 february 2002 22:35:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Pan-African Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UPADS), party of former President Pascal Lissouba, has announced it will boycott the 10 March presidential election in Congo. Full text...

  • Opposition leader says Eyadema blocking democracy in Togo
    12 february 2002 22:20:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Togolese opposition leader Gilchrist Olympio has said he regards President Gnassingbe Eyadema as the main obstacle to the West African country's democratic process. Full text...

  • Belgian defence minister on a tour of Africa
    12 february 2002 22:02:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian Defence minister Habre Flahault left Brussels Sunday for Cotonou, Benin to begin an African tour that will also take him to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • South Africa sends 50 election observers to Zimbabwe
    12 february 2002 21:32:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa will send 50 election observers to Zimbabwe Wednesday, three weeks ahead of presidential polls in that country. Full text...

  • 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...

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