Africa
  • Ridding Africa of Malaria by 2010
    25 april 2001 14:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Dogged by a never-changing cycle of poverty, disease and death Africa and the developing world at large is only too familiar with the rhetoric of this or that for all by this or that year. Full text...
  • Rights Commission bemoans slow progress in Africa
    25 april 2001 10:04:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A senior official of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (CADHP) has, while acknowledging some positive trends in the resolution of conflicts on the continent, admitted the situation remained precarious for the most part. Full text...
  • Countdown to international conference against racism
    24 april 2001 22:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The African delegation to the International Conference on Racism in August will highlight issues of poverty, racism and gender. Full text...
  • Call for more research on poverty-related diseases
    24 april 2001 18:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A senior African health researcher, Dr Beyene Petros on Tuesday stressed the need for more studies to focus on diseases affecting the most vulnerable and poor sections of the continent's population. Full text...
  • East Africa consolidates stand in face of ACP-EU agreement
    24 april 2001 17:39:00
    DAR ES SALAAM- Tanzania (PANA) -- East African Community (EAC) states are to develop a common position that will govern their future ACP-EU relations under the Cotonou Agreement. Full text...
  • Clinton tells South Africans to reach across racial barriers
    24 april 2001 16:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former US President Bill Clinton Tuesday said that despite South Africa's dramatic achievement of establishing democracy, much work remains to be done. Full text...
  • EAC leaders launch five-year plan at end of summit
    24 april 2001 16:10:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Leaders of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Tuesday officially launched a second five-year East African Community (EAC) Development Plan for 2001-2005. Full text...
  • South African NGOs mobilise civil society against racism
    24 april 2001 15:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Non-Government Organisations Coalition (SANGOCO), has brought together representatives of major sporting bodies, Churches, women, labour, youth and other civic organisations at a preparatory meeting in Johannesburg, to tackle racism in South Africa. Full text...
  • Student docked in South Africa for shooting professor
    24 april 2001 14:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A student who allegedly shot a Wits University academic during a theatre production has appeared before the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court and been remanded in custody until 11 May, when hearing for his bail application comes up. Full text...
  • Opposition accuses government of failing to deliver
    24 april 2001 14:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The official opposition Democratic Alliance has accused the ANC government of pushing itself into a corner by failing to deliver on its promises. Full text...
  • South Africans caught up in hostage drama in Turkey
    23 april 2001 13:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Four South Africans were among the 120 guests and staff members held hostage by pro-Chechen gunmen at a luxury hotel in Istanbul, Turkey Sunday night. Full text...
  • First Ladies undertake to protect the girl-child's rights
    23 april 2001 10:33:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- African first ladies, meeting in Marrakech, 320 km south of Rabat, Sunday said they were committed to protecting and defending the development and recognition of the girl-child's rights in Africa. Full text...
  • AIDS victim is South Africa's latest robbery victim
    23 april 2001 09:42:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's youngest AIDS activist, Nkosi Johnson, lay in a semi-coma in his bed as two armed robbers entered his home steal to steal from him early Monday morning. Full text...
  • Bill Clinton expected in South Africa to addre
    23 april 2001 07:40:00
    Johannesburg - SA (PANA) -- The expected arrival in South Africa of former US President Bill Clinton to address a Civil Society Initiative (CSI) gathering Tuesday has been met with angry protests from the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Full text...
  • South African Council of Churches appoints scribe
    21 april 2001 14:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Bishop Mvume Dandala, President of the South African Council of Churches Saturday announced that the Reverend Molefe Tsele has been appointed by the executive committee as General Secretary of the Council with effect from May 2001. Full text...
  • Experts say 30 million Africans will die of AIDS in 10 years
    20 april 2001 23:33:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Some 30 million Africans will die of AIDS related complexes in the next 10 years, three consultants revealed this week in an international scientific conference in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. Full text...
  • South African youths march against racism in sport
    20 april 2001 22:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Youth League of the ANC Friday led a large march to the office of Cape Town Mayor Peter Marais in support of efforts of the South African Football Association to play football at the Newlands rugby stadium. Full text...
  • South African troops off to DR Congo
    20 april 2001 20:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota Friday told a group of soldiers leaving for peacekeeping duties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that they would play a major role in establishing peace in the war-torn region. Full text...
  • De Lille expresses regret over arms deal allegations
    20 april 2001 17:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) chief whip Patricia de Lille has apologised for the confusion that has resulted from her party's unsubstantiated allegations that five senior African National Congress members were linked to irregularities in the controversial 5. Full text...
  • Suspected bomber of US embassies loses court application
    20 april 2001 16:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The High Court in Cape Town Friday dismissed with costs, an urgent application filed by the suspected bomber of US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Full text...
  • 5 OAU founding members mitigate Panafrican commitment
    20 april 2001 14:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Sekou Toure, Fulbert Yulu, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Patrice Lumumba and Moktar Ould Daddah would certainly not have been proud of the lack of enthusiasm shown by current leaders of their countries in face of renewed attempts underway to unite the continent. Full text...
  • Several applicants get amnesty for apartheid-era crimes
    20 april 2001 12:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A former apartheid police commander and two leading liberation movement leaders are among the latest South Africans granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Full text...
  • Western Cape politicians off to California
    20 april 2001 11:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Western Cape Premier Gerald Morkel and four members of his cabinet left South Africa for California Friday on a ten-day mission during which they will sign co-operation agreements in several fields with the US government. Full text...
  • Female minister rules South Africa for a day
    20 april 2001 11:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- History was made Thursday when a woman ruled South Africa - albeit for just a few hours. Full text...
  • Countdown to world heavyweight boxing clash Sunday
    20 april 2001 10:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and his challenger Hasim Rahman, take the scales at the official weigh-in Friday in a countdown to the fight on Sunday. Full text...
  • Three engineers to showcase at international fair
    20 april 2001 10:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Three young South African scientists are preparing to showcase their winning projects at Intel's prestigious science competition in California, the United States in May. Full text...
  • South African civil society to unite against racism
    20 april 2001 09:02:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- As civil society organisations prepare to converge on Durban for the World Conference Against Racism's NGO Forum in August, South African civil society will be uniting to face the challenges of transforming racism in the country. Full text...
  • Parliament takes bold move by ratifying African Union Act
    20 april 2001 08:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has actively participated in various multilateral summits and meetings, which have sown the seeds of the idea of a common, united African Union. Full text...
  • CPCC Chairman arrives in Cape Town, South Africa
    19 april 2001 21:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The chairman of the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Li Ruihuan, arrived in Cape Town Thursday as the guest of the Speaker of the South African National Assembly, Dr Frene Ginwala. Full text...
  • Joint West African military exercise under way
    19 april 2001 19:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A multi-national peacekeeping military exercise involving Ghana and nine other African States began simultaneously Wednesday at Yendi in the Northern Region of Ghana and Kara in Togo. Full text...
  • Appeal for anti-HIV drugs to protect unborn babies
    19 april 2001 18:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A legal consultant with the Dakar- based African Council of AIDS Service Organisations (AfriCASO), has called on African governments to mobilise resources for anti-retroviral treatment for HIV-positive pregnant women. Full text...
  • OAU's Salim Promotes Planned Forum In South Africa
    05 november 2000 08:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Organisation of African Unity Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim on Sunday said the envisaged Pan African Parliament (PAP) would provide a crucial forum for the continent to address its problems. Full text...
  • South Africa, Nigeria Want Fresh Poll In Cote d'Ivoire
    30 october 2000 08:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki and his Nigerian counterpart, Olusegun Obasanjo, who met over the weekend to discuss the violence in Cote d'Ivoire, agreed that fresh presidential election should be held at a date agreed upon by all parties in the country. Full text...
  • Mbeki Says Pretoria Will Help Africa
    26 may 1998 09:29:00
    CAPE TOWN- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Deputy President Thabo Mbeki has said Africa needs to take the initiative to establish peace, stability and economic upliftment. Full text...

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