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  • Zimbabwean Opposition Party Snubs Coalition Overtures
    27 january 2002 15:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has snubbed overtures from other opposition parties to form an alliance to contest a presidential election due in March as one, top opposition officials said at the weekend. Full text...

  • Zambia's National Assembly clerk criticised
    27 january 2002 14:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Human rights organisation in Lusaka has condemned the decision by clerk of the Zambian National Assembly, Mwelwa Chibesakunda, to refer a matter of parliamentary procedure to the High Court. Full text...

  • Local reactions to death of Cameroon's former Speaker
    26 january 2002 20:51:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's political class continues to express mixed reactions to the death of former National Assembly Speaker Solomon Tandeng Muna, who died last Tuesday in Douala at the age of 90. Full text...

  • British top military brass in Sierra Leone
    26 january 2002 20:32:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Visiting British military Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Steven Meyer, has given assurances that a team of military experts would remain in the country to advise and train the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). Full text...

  • Ouattara to resubmit file for Ivorian nationality
    26 january 2002 20:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Republican Rally (RDR) leader Alassane Dramane Ouattara would soon submit a fresh application to the judiciary in Cote d'Ivoire for a certificate of nationality, reliable sources hinted Friday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Sudanese first Vice President flown out for medical tests
    26 january 2002 20:10:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's First Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha was Friday flown for medical examination in Amman, Jordan after a brief stay in hospital in Khartoum, a State House statement said. Full text...

  • Ugandan leader wants more power
    26 january 2002 20:02:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Irked by frictions with Parliament, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is seeking more powers to enable him over rule legislators' decisions. Full text...

  • Report cites massive corruption in Kenya UN refugee agency
    26 january 2002 19:06:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- An investigation by the UN into alleged abuses in the administration of refugee resettlement in the Nairobi, Kenya office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has uncovered massive corruption involving about 70 persons, three of them local UNHCR employees. Full text...

  • Burundi Army in control, says Foreign minister
    26 january 2002 18:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Burundi's External Affairs and Cooperation minister Therence Sinunguruza affirmed Saturday in Tripoli that the security situation in his country has improved considerably. Full text...

  • Direct flights to start between Nigeria, Niger
    26 january 2002 18:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Direct flights between Nigeria and neighbouring Niger are to start soon following the signing of a bilateral air services agreement between the two countries Friday. Full text...

  • Al Qods Committee calls for mobilisation against Israel
    26 january 2002 18:43:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Muslim countries have at a meeting in Morroco pledged to "act against Israel's attacks on Palestine," saying they were determined to explore all internationally sanctioned avenues to that end. Full text...

  • Uganda warns neighbours against backing rebels
    26 january 2002 18:08:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda Friday warned neighbouring states to desist from sponsoring any rebel activity against Kampala. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire, US to renew dialogue
    26 january 2002 17:28:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A US official delegation has undertaken to reconsider sanctions imposed on Cote d'Ivoire by Washington after the December 1999 putsch, reliable sources affirmed Friday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • German envoy due in Kinshasa Monday
    26 january 2002 16:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The director of African affairs at the German Foreign ministry, Helga Comtese Strachwitz, is due in Kinshasa next Monday for a working visit. Full text...

  • Leaders condole with DR Congo over volcanic havoc
    26 january 2002 15:47:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Six Heads of State and governments have sent messages of condolences to President Joseph Kabila of DR Congo, following the 17 January Nyrangongo volcanic eruption that resulted in heavy loss of life and destruction of property. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to deploy thousands of local poll monitors
    26 january 2002 15:25:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's national election agency said Saturday it would deploy 22,000 monitors to supervise a crunch presidential poll in March, which the authorities have barred outsiders from monitoring. Full text...

  • Benin, Burkina Faso revive areas of cooperation
    26 january 2002 13:42:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Experts from Burkina Faso and Benin Saturday began the second meeting of their joint expanded cooperation committee in Cotonou to revive and strengthen bilateral ties after 18 years of dormancy. Full text...

  • OAU central organ discusses situation in CAR, Zimbabwe
    26 january 2002 11:22:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The sixth meeting of the OAU central organ devoted to conflict resolution and prevention convenes in Tripoli Saturday on the political crisis in Central African Republic, reliable sources said. Full text...

  • Obasanjo, Tandja co-chair joint commission in Niamey
    25 january 2002 23:40:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Visiting Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and his host, President Tandja Mamadou Friday co-chaired the fourth meeting of the Niger-Nigeria joint commission for co- operation in Niamey. Full text...

  • Peacekeeping force to be sent to CAR
    25 january 2002 22:53:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The OAU central organ on conflict resolution and prevention meets Saturday in Tripoli on the crisis in Central African Republic, the Libyan African Unity secretariat said Friday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe can again become Africa's beacon of hope, notes Briton
    25 january 2002 21:27:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- British Parliamentary under-secretary of State Ben Bradshaw has said that in the right conditions and with the right international support, Zimbabwe can again become a beacon of hope for Africa, but cautioned that it would take time and effort. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana rejects the Madagascar High Court verdict
    25 january 2002 20:30:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- After the Constitutional High Court (HCC) requested a second round of voting in Madagascar's presidential election, opposition candidate Marc Ravalomanana has called on his supporters to demonstrate on Saturday in protest against the decision. Full text...

  • EU Foreign ministers to examine Zimbabwe, DR Congo cases
    25 january 2002 20:06:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The EU Council of Ministers meets next Monday in Brussels possibly to adopt sanctions against Zimbabwe, Spanish ambassador to the European Union, Javier Conde, hinted Friday in Brussels. Full text...

  • Congo's slates start of election campaigns for 20 February
    25 january 2002 19:49:00
    Brazzaville Congo (PANA) -- Campaigns for Congo's 10 March presidential election would run 20 February through 8 March, the State Radio announced Friday, citing a presidential decree. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone youths disrupt voter registration
    25 january 2002 19:17:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Members of the movement for Kono Youths (MOCKY) are reported to have disrupted voter registration in Sierra Leone's diamond district of Kono. Full text...

  • Conflict Mars First Day of Zambia's New Parliament
    25 january 2002 17:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's parliament Friday ended its first day of business in an uproar as members hurled water bottles at each other and some of the Opposition legislators tangled with those on government benches. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Sticks to Land Reforms
    25 january 2002 16:05:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Friday reiterated his government's commitment to press on with a controversial land reform programme that has stirred an international outcry, led by Britain. Full text...

  • Sierra Leoneans living abroad miss the vote
    25 january 2002 14:41:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone - (PANA) - Sierra Leone's National Electoral Commission chair, Walter Nicol, said Friday that Sierra Leoneans living abroad will not vote in the scheduled May presidential and parliamentary elections. Full text...

  • Court declares no winner in Malagasy polls
    25 january 2002 14:20:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Malagasy High Constitutional Court announced Friday in Matasoa, 50 km from Antananarivo that none of the six presidential candidates who contested the December 16 presidential election had obtained an absolute majority. Full text...

  • Agenda agreed to end stalemate in DR Congo
    25 january 2002 12:24:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said agenda has been agreed to unravel the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as a series of proposals to get the peace process re-launched in the war-affected country. Full text...

  • Togolese MPs terminate electoral commission's mandate
    25 january 2002 11:23:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's national assembly, whose members exclusively belong to the presidential coalition, have rejected a government request to renew the mandate of members of the Independent National Election Commission (CENI). Full text...

  • Cape Verde to get 33.5 million euro grant from Luxembourg
    25 january 2002 10:19:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde is to receive a grant of 33. Full text...

  • OAU/AU appoints business group to publish directory
    25 january 2002 08:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity/African Union (OAU/AU) has appointed a South African-Kenyan business group to publish an annual directory, quarterly news and a review magazine. Full text...

  • Overwhelming 'yes' vote on Congo's draft constitution
    24 january 2002 23:54:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's new constitution that institutes a presidential regime and a bicameral Parliament was approved by an overwhelmingly majority (84. Full text...

  • Madagascar opposition wants incumbent's candidature revoked
    24 january 2002 23:40:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Malagasy High Constitutional Court (HCC) is to rule on a petition demanding the revocation of the incumbent Didier Ratsiraka's candidature at the 16 December presidential election, the results of which the court has until 28 January to pronounce. Full text...

  • President Buyoya on working visit to Libya
    24 january 2002 23:09:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi Head of State Pierre Buyoya was due in Tripoli Thursday for a 48-hour working visit, official sources in Bujumbura said. Full text...

  • South Africans, Kenyans to publish OAU/AU periodicals
    24 january 2002 23:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A partnership of South African and Kenyan business concerns dubbed Millennium Africa Communications (MAC), has been granted publication of the OAU/African Union annual directory and quarterly news review. Full text...

  • South Africans, Kenyans to publish OAU/AU periodicals
    24 january 2002 22:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A partnership of South African and Kenyan business concerns dubbed Millennium Africa Communications (MAC), has been granted publication of the OAU/African Union annual directory and quarterly news review. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone begins voter registration
    24 january 2002 22:00:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Registration of voters for the 14 May general and presidential elections began Thursday in Sierra Leone's 14 electoral districts. Full text...

  • South African opposition takes issue with Mbeki's jet
    24 january 2002 21:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) Thursday charged that a presidential jet ordered by the government symbolises all that is wrong with the Mbeki administration, including wanton spending, poor prioritisation and "a presidency too arrogant to admit to its own mistakes. Full text...

  • Commonwealth checks money-laundering in east, southern Africa
    24 january 2002 20:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Commonwealth is to increase support for the fight against money laundering and corruption in East and Southern Africa by ensuring that rare skills are transferred to member countries. Full text...

  • German President hails South Africa's transition to democracy
    24 january 2002 19:37:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Visiting German President Johannes Rau has described the end of apartheid and emergence of a new society in South Africa as "nothing short of a miracle. Full text...

  • Somali government orders guns off the streets
    24 january 2002 18:27:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somalia's Transitional National Government (TNG) has ordered all residents to stop carrying guns in Mogadishu, the capital city. Full text...

  • Burundi Hutu rebels ask for postponement of meeting
    24 january 2002 16:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Burundi's Hutu rebel groups have requested the assistant mediator, South Africa's Deputy President Jacob Zuma, for more time to prepare for a meeting with their country's transitional government. Full text...

  • OAU, Ukraine to strengthen cooperation
    24 january 2002 11:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ukraine has expressed its desire to strengthen relations with the Organization of African Unity, with a view to contributing to Africa's development efforts. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans In Despair As Election Violence Flares
    24 january 2002 10:38:00
    Bikita- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Samson Mafuta is a deeply depressed man. Full text...

  • French generals justify their role in Algerian war
    24 january 2002 09:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Forty years since guns of the Algerian war of independence were silenced, colonial ruler France is under great pressure to explain what its soldiers may have swept under the carpet. Full text...

  • Presumed Algerian islamist risks expulsion from France
    23 january 2002 23:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Aix-en-Provence (southern France) Appeal Court will on 11 March rule on a case involving Zakaria Toukal, an Algerian engineer accused of "evading a measure to escort him back to the border. Full text...

  • Abdel Basset Al-Mégrahi's appeal trial opens
    23 january 2002 23:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The appeal trial of Libyan national, Abdel Basset Al-Mégrahi (49) opened Wednesday before the Scottish Appeal Court at Camp Zeist (Central Holland). Full text...

  • Sudanese Army says it is observing agreed truce
    23 january 2002 23:05:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese army said Wednesday it had started observing a partial truce in its war with the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). Full text...

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