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  • Nigerian Court Okays registration of new political parties
    12 june 2002 17:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can now proceed with the registration of new political parties ahead of the August local council polls in the country, after a Federal Court discharged an earlier injunction slammed on the Commission. Full text...

  • Conte due in Dakar Thursday
    12 june 2002 17:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Guinean President Lansana Konte is expected in Dakar Thursday on a three-day official visit to Senegal, the Senegalese Presidency said. Full text...

  • Suspected Al-Qaida members arrested in Morocco
    12 june 2002 17:21:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan authorities were able to arrest several suspected members of Osama Bin Laden's Al-Qaida network as they prepared to attack NATO vessels in the Gibraltar Strait, police sources revealed in Rabat Wednesday. Full text...

  • South African president visits Libya
    12 june 2002 17:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki arrived here Wednesday for an official visit to Libya. Full text...

  • Slim chances for Beninese opposition party
    12 june 2002 16:54:00
    Porto-Novo- Benin (PANA) -- Chances are slim for Benin's main opposition party to perform well in the forthcoming local government elections following the departure of six of its members of Parliament. Full text...

  • Terrorists kill 11 south of Algiers
    12 june 2002 16:11:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Eleven passengers were killed Tuesday evening when suspected terrorists attacked a bus in Tkbo area, Medea, 100 km south of Algiers, the Algerian capital, hospital sources said. Full text...

  • Malabo opposition leaders sentence reduced by 8 years
    12 june 2002 16:03:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea's opposition leader Placido Mico Abogo, who heads the Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS) will stay six years and eight months in prison instead of 14 years as decided by a special court in Malabo last Sunday. Full text...

  • US vows to track down Rwanda genocide suspects
    12 june 2002 12:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United States government on Wednesday in Nairobi confirmed a five-million-dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of key planners of the 1994 genocide in which some 800,000 people, mainly from the minority Tutsi ethnic group perished. Full text...

  • Ex-South African militia apologises to Zambians
    12 june 2002 12:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- An ex-South African white militia who admitted committing atrocities against frontline states in a bloody war during the apartheid era, has apologised to Zambians for the trauma caused, the state-run Times of Zambia reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • EU worried by rights abuses in Equatorial Guinea
    12 june 2002 11:57:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has expressed deep concern over the continued human rights violations in Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • Kumba Yala envisages amnesty for Bissau coup plotters
    12 june 2002 10:57:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's President Kumba Yala has requested parliament to pass an amnesty law for soldiers who were involved in the 2 December 2001 abortive coup attempt against his government. Full text...

  • Guinean leader carries out slight cabinet reshuffle
    11 june 2002 23:23:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean head of State, General Lansana Conté, made a slight reshuffle of the government Tuesday, appointing François Lonsény Fall minister of Foreign Affairs. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives President Mugabe's envoy
    11 june 2002 23:06:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Lengths and breadths of the African mediation on Madagascar
    11 june 2002 22:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Four nights, 35 hours of high-level negotiations conducted through 5 sessions, including one in Libreville, Gabon and the rest in Dakar, do not appear to have been enough to convince the political class in Madagascar that violence is not the best way to solving problems in Africa. Full text...

  • Denmark shuts Embassy in Zimbabwe
    11 june 2002 20:54:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Denmark Tuesday said it was shutting down its embassy in Zimbabwe over long-running political differences with the government. Full text...

  • Senegalese leader says OAU sought his mediation on Madagascar
    11 june 2002 20:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Explaining his role in recent talks on the political crisis in Madagascar, President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal Tuesday told PANA he acted at the behest of the OAU. Full text...

  • Annan calls for extension of MONUC'S mandate
    11 june 2002 19:53:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, has requested the Security Council, which is to meet Friday to extend the mandate of the UN Mission in DR Congo (MONUC). Full text...

  • African civil society traces its position in AU
    11 june 2002 16:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- No practical solution to Africa's problems would be found without involvement of the civil society, Ethiopian President Girma Wolde Giorgis said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Suspended chairman of Liberia's ruling party talks tough
    11 june 2002 16:14:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Cyril Allen, suspended Chairman of Liberia's ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP) has vowed to rid the party of corruption and other malpractices that have brought hardship to the citizens. Full text...

  • South African politician pleads for NEPAD
    11 june 2002 14:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- African nations expect a positive outcome of the G-8 summit in Kananaskis, Canada later this month, South Africa's opposition New National Party leader Marthinus van Scalkwyk said Monday in Washington D. Full text...

  • Nigeria May Use Soldiers to Prevent Political Violence
    11 june 2002 14:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to use soldiers to stem violence during contentious state congresses of the party. Full text...

  • Denmark closes embassy in Zimbabwe
    11 june 2002 12:30:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Denmark Tuesday said it was shutting down its embassy in Zimbabwe over long-running political differences with the government. Full text...

  • Ethiopia accepts Eritrea minefield records
    11 june 2002 11:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said Ethiopia has accepted Eritrean minefield records that it earlier rejected. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso gets new cabinet
    11 june 2002 10:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's re-appointed Prime Minister Paramanga Ernest Yonli has named a 30-member cabinet comprising mainly members of the ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) and the African Party for Independence (PAI) and the coalition of Democratic Forces (CFD). Full text...

  • Civil society wants more attention on crisis in DR Congo
    11 june 2002 09:38:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The civil society in DR Congo plans a series of civil actions, including sit-ins at the US embassy as well as offices of the UN and UN Mission in DRC (MUNOC) 13-15 June, to attract international attention on the crisis in the country. Full text...

  • Human rights situation worries Tunisian NGO
    10 june 2002 19:38:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH) has in its 2001 report expressed concern about the "deterioration" of human rights in the country, coupled with what it said was the "deplorable" situation in its prisons. Full text...

  • No candidate of African descent elected MP in France
    10 june 2002 19:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- None of the 123 candidates of African descent was elected in Sunday's first round of the French legislative poll, according to official sources. Full text...

  • 80,000 ex-UNITA fighters disarmed
    10 june 2002 18:43:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Some 80,000 former UNITA fighters have been disarmed and assembled at demobilisation camps under the joint supervision of the Angolan government, the UN and the former rebel movement, a UNITA spokesman, Marcial Adriano Dachala has said. Full text...

  • Setting Africa on integration course
    10 june 2002 17:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- After years of a formally structured alliance, African countries are about to launch an economic and political union. Full text...

  • Military Exercise Causes Panic in Somali Capital
    10 june 2002 16:27:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Panic gripped the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Monday following military exercises and movements by both the national forces and militiamen of opposition groups based in the town. Full text...

  • Somali breakaway regional leaders in talks with Ethiopia
    10 june 2002 16:12:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- The president of the breakaway region of South-West Somalia, Colonel Hasan Mohamed Nur Sargadud Monday arrived in the Ethiopian provincial town of Godey for talks with Ethiopian high ranking officials. Full text...

  • Museveni attacks donors over governance in Uganda
    10 june 2002 14:13:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- President Yoweri Museveni has hit back at Western donors for attacking a Ugandan law that firmly restricts the activities of political parties since the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) seized power under his command in 1986. Full text...

  • Ahmed Mohamed Ag Hamani is Mali's new Prime Minister
    10 june 2002 13:17:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure on Sunday appointed Ahmed Mohamed Ag Hamani as the country's new Prime Minister. Full text...

  • UN human rights head expected in Yaounde Thursday
    10 june 2002 13:03:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson is expected in Yaounde Thursday to begin a two-day working visit of Cameroon. Full text...

  • Swaziland Premier warns against civil war sentiments
    10 june 2002 11:49:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's Prime Minister, Sibusiso Dlamini has denounced the kingdom's unregistered political for threatening to go to the bush if parliament endorses the proposed Bill to impose stiff penalties against political dissent. Full text...

  • Gabon initiates judicial scheme against corruption
    10 june 2002 11:14:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese government has initiated a judicial scheme, including the drafting of two bills due to be tabled shortly at Parliament to combat corruption, an official source in Libreville said. Full text...

  • Wade refuses to describe Madagascar talks as failure
    10 june 2002 10:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade and his Gabonese counterpart Omar Bongo did not concede that the weekend negotiations in Dakar to end the Malagasy crisis were a failure. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana, Ratsiraka depart Dakar in discord
    10 june 2002 10:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Malagasy proclaimed President Marc Ravalomanana and embattled President Didier Ratsiraka left Dakar Senegalese late Sunday without reaching a new agreement to resolve the political crisis in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Campaign for Guinea's parliamentary polls kick off
    09 june 2002 21:12:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Political parties in Guinea started campaign Saturday for the country's 30 June parliamentary elections. Full text...

  • Chirac's coalition sweeps French legislative poll
    09 june 2002 20:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- President Jacques Chirac's Union of Presidential Majority (UMP) Party, has won about 44 percent of the seats in Sunday's French legislative elections, according to French Television TF1. Full text...

  • African mediators propose new peace plan on Madagascar
    09 june 2002 20:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Five African leaders mediating the Malagasy political crisis Sunday submitted a new peace plan to that country's outgoing and self-proclaimed Presidents, Didier Ratsiraka and Marc Ravalomanana. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana's government dismisses four ambassadors
    09 june 2002 17:12:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Prime Minister Jacques Sylla, head of President Marc Ravalomanana's government in Madagascar, has dismissed four of the country's Ambassadors in Paris, New York, Addis Ababa and Geneva, sources at the Information Ministry said. Full text...

  • African, Arab MPs form Association
    09 june 2002 16:20:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Parliamentarians from African and Arab nations have formed an Association at their just-ended second Forum in Rabat, Moroccan parliamentary sources said at the weekend. Full text...

  • Campaign for Guinea's parliamentary polls starts 8 June
    09 june 2002 15:32:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Political parties in Guinea begin campaign for the country's 30 June parliamentary elections, poll officials announced in Conakry Sunday. Full text...

  • Dakar hosts new round of negotiations on Madagascar crisis
    09 june 2002 14:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Negotiations between the protagonists in Madagascar's election crisis continue Sunday afternoon in Dakar, after mediators, including host President Abdoulaye Wade, held separate consultations Saturday night with the incumbent Didier Ratsiraka and self-proclaimed President Marc Ravalomanana. Full text...

  • UN delegation assesses peace process in Luanda
    09 june 2002 14:22:00
    Luanda- Angola (APS) -- UN Assistant Secretary General in charge of African Affairs Ibrahim Gambari is in Luanda at the head of a delegation to size up the Angolan peace process, according to official sources. Full text...

  • OAU, 5 African leaders seek to reconcile Malagasy protagonists
    09 june 2002 14:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Presidents Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo, Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Oumar Bongo of Gabon, Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire and Abdoulaye Wade Sunday began fresh efforts in Dakar to reconcile incumbent Didier Ratsiraka and self-proclaimed President Marc Ravalomanana still locked in an election stand-off dating back to Madagascar's 16 December polls. Full text...

  • New armed group surfaces in DR Congo
    09 june 2002 13:50:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Reunited Community of Eastern Province (CPOR) this week announced the creation of an armed wing dubbed Existensia, to "liberate the city of Kisangani from all occupation forces. Full text...

  • Protagonists in Madagascar crisis stick to guns
    09 june 2002 13:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At fresh negotiations on the election dispute in Madagascar, host President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal said Sunday morning that the incumbent Didier Ratsiraka and self- proclaimed President Marc Ravalomanana were still favourably disposed to an accord they signed in Dakar last April. Full text...

  • South Africa slams Palestinians, Israelis for increased violence
    09 june 2002 11:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has condemned both the Israelis and Palestinians for the latest upsurge of violence that has claimed several lives. Full text...

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