Politics -
  • Uganda pulling out more troops from DR Congo
    23 september 2002 18:20:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda pulled out some 170 troops from DR Congo Monday, according to military sources, which said that more than 300 soldiers would be withdrawn in the next two days. Full text...

  • African NGO salutes Mugabe for snubbing Commonwealth talks
    23 september 2002 17:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Movement for African Unity (MAU), a Pan African non-governmental organisation in Lusaka, on Monday saluted President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe for refusing to attend the Commonwealth meeting convened in Abuja, to discuss land and political reforms in the southern African country. Full text...

  • French paper links Ivorian crisis to xenophobia
    23 september 2002 16:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The xenophobic concept of "Ivorianness" that was first hatched during the rule of former Ivorian President Henri Konan Bedie was, according to the French daily Le Monde, the point of departure for the turbulence that has since bedevilled Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Troika fails to reach agreement on Zimbabwe
    23 september 2002 16:55:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The meeting of Commonwealth leaders from Australia, Nigeria and South Africa ended in Abuja Monday without a consensus on the imposition of further sanctions on Zimbabwe, which is embroiled in political and economic turmoil. Full text...

  • UNHCR, Red Cross care for victims of Ivorian mutiny
    23 september 2002 16:14:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The UNHCR and the Red Cross Society in Cote d'Ivoire, on Monday, continued to find shelter and other assistance for hundreds of persons displaced or wounded in Abidjan during the attempted coup d'etat by disgruntled soldiers in the country. Full text...

  • Former president urges dialogue in Ivorian crisis
    23 september 2002 16:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Democratic Party (PDCI) chairman and former head of state Henri Konan Bedie has denounced the ongoing mutiny by some 750 soldiers resisting demobilisation, but also sued for dialogue between the government and the rebels. Full text...

  • Xenophobic attacks render 4,000 homeless in Cote d'Ivoire
    23 september 2002 15:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 4,000 people in Abidjan, mostly foreigners, the bulk of them Burkinabe, have been rendered homeless after security forces attacked foreign residents at the weekend, destroying their homes and property. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Leaders Open Meeting On Zimbabwe
    23 september 2002 14:06:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Commonwealth leaders from Australia, Nigeria and South Africa began a one-day meeting in Abuja Monday on how to end the political and economic crises in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Voter Registration Ends In Confusion
    23 september 2002 13:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Voter registration ended in Nigeria Sunday with thousands of potential voters still unable to register, despite a 24-hour extension of the exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Full text...

  • Congolese leader positive about Paris trip
    23 september 2002 13:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, currently on a weeklong official visit to Paris told a press conference Monday that discussions with French officials have so far been "very positive. Full text...

  • Niger says its citizen killed in Ivorian mutiny
    23 september 2002 13:10:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A Niger citizen was killed and two others were injured in Thursday's mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire, Niger Foreign Affairs and African Integration Ministry said. Full text...

  • UN envoy to DR Congo calls for peace in Goma
    23 september 2002 13:10:00
    Goma- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN special envoy to DR Congo, Amos Namanga Ngongi was back in the rebel-controlled eastern town of Goma at the weekend pleading the cause of peace, three months after the Congolese Democratic Movement (RCD) barred him from setting foot in the area. Full text...

  • Amara Essy concerned about the situation in Cote d'Ivoire
    23 september 2002 12:58:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission's interim president, Ivorian Amara Essy, expressed serious concern about the current situation in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Opposition urges Ivorian authorities to negotiate with mutineers
    23 september 2002 12:57:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The opposition Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire/African Democratic Rally (PDCI-RDA), has appealed to Ivorian authorities to "immediately embark on negotiations with the mutineers. Full text...

  • Mbeki attends Commonwealth committee meeting on Zimbabwe
    23 september 2002 12:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Despite President Robert Mugabe's snub of their meeting, South African President Thabo Mbeki left the country Monday for Nigeria to attend the Commonwealth Chairperson's Committee gathering on Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Mugabe snubs Commonwealth meeting over invitation letter
    23 september 2002 10:33:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe did not attend Monday's three-nation Commonwealth meeting in Nigeria, over an unprocedural invitation letter from Australian conference chair, government officials said. Full text...

  • Kenyan leaders want elections held under new constitution
    23 september 2002 08:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Leaders from Kenya's ruling Kanu party faction, Rainbow Alliance, as well as those from the opposition are demanding that presidential, parliamentary and civic elections be held under a new constitution, which was proposed last week. Full text...

  • Egypt urges coordinated Arab efforts over Mideast crisis
    22 september 2002 17:38:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stressed the importance for Arab governments to coordinate diplomatic efforts on the international scene in order to find a solution to the crisis in the Middle East. Full text...

  • Benin deplores showdown in Côte d'Ivoire
    22 september 2002 17:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin President Mathieu Kerekou has condemned the ongoing confrontation in Côte d'Ivoire following a rebellion by a section of the army. Full text...

  • Ivorian troops burn Ouattara's residence
    22 september 2002 16:42:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- In their continuing search for rebels, Ivorian security forces have put to the torch the residence of former Prime Minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara, according to sources close to his Republicans Union party. Full text...

  • Ghana sends delegation to Côte d'Ivoire
    22 september 2002 15:48:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A four-member Ghanaian delegation led by Foreign Affairs Minister Hackman Owusu-Agyemang left Accra on Sunday for Cote d'Ivoire on a sub-regional mediation initiative to help calm down the upheaval in that country. Full text...

  • Former US President Clinton Arrives in Ghana
    22 september 2002 15:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA -- Former US President Bill Clinton arrived in Accra on Sunday to take part in the launch of the Foundation for Building the Capital of the Poor. ) Full text...

  • French troop reinforcements arrive in Abidjan
    22 september 2002 14:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 100 French soldiers mainly "marines" and paratroopers arrived in Abidjan Saturday night three days after the outbreak of military mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Ivorian mutiny worries Malian President
    22 september 2002 13:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure has deplored violence and loss of life in neighbouring Cote d'Ivoire since the outbreak of a military mutiny last Thursday. Full text...

  • RUF accuses Sierra Leone govt of neglecting Sankoh
    22 september 2002 11:07:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Interim Leader of the now disbanded rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) Issa Sesay has accused the Sierra Leone prisons department of not giving adequate medical treatment to detained RUF members, including its leader Cpl. Full text...

  • Nigeria extends voter registration by one day
    21 september 2002 20:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In response to complaints from politicians and thousands of frustrated prospective voters, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday, announced the extension of the country-wide voter registration by one day to Sunday. Full text...

  • Mauritius condemns attempted coup in Cote d'Ivoire
    21 september 2002 20:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government Saturday strongly condemned the "attempted coup in Cote d'Ivoire against the democratically elected government of President Laurent Gbagbo". Full text...

  • Morocco expresses relief over failed coup in Cote d'Ivoire
    21 september 2002 19:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco Saturday expressed "relief" at the failed "attempt to undermine constitutional order in Cote d'Ivoire," lauding the firm reaction of Ivorian authorities to ensure the security of foreign nationals. Full text...

  • Bouake mutineers said mobilising civilians for battle
    21 september 2002 19:19:00
    Bouake- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Mutineers in Bouake, Cote 'Ivoire's second largest city, some 290-km north of Abidjan, have reportedly started drafting civilian youths, including those detained in police stations, in readiness for battle with government troops. Full text...

  • Niger condemns coup attempt in Cote d'Ivoire
    21 september 2002 19:14:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger has condemned what Abidjan authorities said was a coup attempt in Cote d'Ivoire last Thursday. Full text...

  • Namibia, Ghana endorse protocol to AEC Treaty
    21 september 2002 19:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Namibia on Friday became the 8th African Union (AU) member state to ratify the protocol to the treaty establishing the African Economic Community (AEC) relating to the Pan-African Parliament. Full text...

  • Erstwhile Gambian leader quits politics
    21 september 2002 18:26:00
    Banjul- The Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia's former president and chairman of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) Dawda Kairaba Jawara has announced his retirement from active politics. Full text...

  • Dos Santos discusses Angolan peace process with Gambari
    21 september 2002 18:08:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos Friday discussed with the UN Secretary General's Special Representative to Angola, Ibrahim Gambari, the implementation of the 1994 Lusaka Protocol. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso urges citizens to be vigilant over Ivorian crisis
    21 september 2002 17:57:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso has called on its citizens living on the border with Cote d'Ivoire and truck drivers in the area, to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious movements to the appropriate authorities. Full text...

  • Luanda denies presence of Angolan troops in Cote d'Ivoire
    21 september 2002 17:47:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan government formally denied, Friday evening, media reports that its troops were in Abidjan in the wake of the military uprising in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Mali condemns violence in Cote d'Ivoire
    21 september 2002 17:42:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian government has condemned the "violence in Cote d'Ivoire and any attempt to destabilise President Laurent Gbagbo's government through the use of force". Full text...

  • Complaints rife as voters registration ends in Nigeria
    21 september 2002 17:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Politicians, potential voters and civil society organisations are blaming Nigeria's Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for a shoddy job Saturday as a 10-day voters registration exercise ended across the country. Full text...

  • Khartoum gives conditions for resumption of peace talks
    21 september 2002 17:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's Chief peace negotiator, Ghazi Atabani, says the Khartoum government is ready to resume the stalled peace talks if the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLM/A) shows commitment to end hostilities. Full text...

  • Ivorians attack Burkinabe nationals in Abidjan
    21 september 2002 17:19:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- On the morrow of a nation-wide address in which President Laurent Gbagbo alleged that the current putsch in Cote d'Ivoire had external connections, security forces and students attacked Burkinabe nationals in Abidjan Saturday. Full text...

  • Ivorian leader alleges foreign involvement in current putsch
    21 september 2002 16:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo, in a nation-wide address Friday played down reports of a mutiny within the Army, alleging instead that Cote d'Ivoire by external forces. Full text...

  • Angolan troops step into Ivorian conflict
    21 september 2002 16:06:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Angolan soldiers are moving in to help Ivorian government troops recapture the city of Bouake, which is still under the control of rebel soldiers who mutinied Wednesday night, the French daily 'Figaro' intimated Saturday. Full text...

  • Libya denounces attempted putsch in Côte d'Ivoire
    21 september 2002 15:32:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya roundly denounced last Thursday's coup attempt in Côte d'Ivoire, in which some 270 people were killed, according to the latest count. Full text...

  • France says Ivorian mutiny is internal affair
    21 september 2002 14:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French Defence Minister Michele Alliot- Marie Friday said that French troops stationed in the West African country would not intervene in the current turmoil because the mutiny was "a purely internal affair. Full text...

  • Ivorian leader Gbagbo says mutiny was a coup attempt
    21 september 2002 14:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, who returned home Friday night from a visit in Italy, said the bloody Thursday mutiny in his country was a coup attempt against his government, and he appealed to his security forces to remain "vigilant at all times. Full text...

  • 270 killed, 300 injured in Ivorian mutiny
    21 september 2002 13:38:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 270 people were reportedly killed and 300 others injured in Thursday's fighting in when 750 demobilised soldiers reportedly mutinied in Abidjan and two other cities, Ivorian military sources said in Abidjan Saturday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe faces expulsion as Commonwealth troika meets
    21 september 2002 12:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- When the Commonwealth troika on Zimbabwe meets in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja Monday, a possible expulsion of Zimbabwe from the group for a deteriorating human rights situation will be on the agenda. Full text...

  • Malawi Catholic priests warn Muluzi against third term
    21 september 2002 12:06:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Members of the Association of Diocesan Catholic Clergy of Malawi (ADCCOM) have warned the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) against amending the constitution to allow President Bakili Muluzi to run for a third term. Full text...

  • Ghana expresses concern about Ivorian situation
    21 september 2002 10:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has expressed concern about the attempted coup in neighbouring Cote d'Ivoire, describing it as "a jolt" in moves to maintain stability in West Africa. Full text...

  • 63 percent of Morocco's voters not aware of the list system
    20 september 2002 23:32:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Sixty three percent of Moroccans who will cast their votes on 27 September to elect 325 members of parliament said they did not understand the list system the country has chosen for the election, according to a poll published Friday by the newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia. Full text...

  • Burundi unveils ambitious programme on governance
    20 september 2002 22:42:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundi government has announced an ambitious programme of democratic, administrative and economic governance, the implementation of which would require funding to the tune of 90 million US dollars over the next three years. Full text...

parcours parcours [935] [936] [937] [938] [939] [940] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS