Africa
  • Mbeki wants high-tech skills in government
    21 june 2001 20:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki said Thursday his government was introducing an electronic information management system to improve efficiency. Full text...
  • Ivorian, Senegalese Presidents plead in France for Air Afrique
    21 june 2001 16:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Currently visiting Paris, Presidents Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal and Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire are pushing for Air France to bail out the beleaguered multinational airline, Air Afrique, feared on the brink of liquidation. Full text...
  • Rail Corporation completes re-signalling projects
    21 june 2001 16:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC), has completed four major re-signalling projects in the Southern Gauteng region, officials said Thursday. Full text...
  • South African MPs at odds with police boss
    21 june 2001 16:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa PANA) -- The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party has called for the censure of a senior police officer for telling the House that some MPs were paid police informers. Full text...
  • Regional conference on lead petrol
    21 june 2001 15:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A regional conference on the elimination of lead-contaminated petrol in sub-Saharan Africa will open next Tuesday in Dakar, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) reported on Thursday. Full text...
  • Table Mountain tahrs face death
    21 june 2001 10:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Friends of the Tahr, a Cape Town-based group, has appealed for help to save the lives of the remaining 50 or so Himalayan tahrs that live on Table Mountain in the city. Full text...
  • Southern Africa hardest hit by oil spills
    21 june 2001 09:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Oil spills continue to be the scourge of the world's marine environment and only an internationally co-ordinated effort can stand between pollution and certain death for many of the planet's most endangered species. Full text...
  • South Africa, Rwanda hold first joint commission meeting
    21 june 2001 08:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The first meeting of the Joint Commission of Co-operation between South Africa and Rwanda will take place in Pretoria Friday. Full text...
  • South Africa faces major fuel shortage
    20 june 2001 19:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa is to cut fuel exports to neighbouring states by half with immediate effect following a major oil shortage in the country. Full text...
  • Minister says South Africa values its relationship with Brazil
    20 june 2001 14:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Aziz Pahad Tuesday said that the relationship between South Africa and Brazil is vital to ensure the establishment of a new globalised world order, which is people-centred and benefits all. Full text...
  • Cleric urges Swiss churches to support victims of apartheid
    20 june 2001 13:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane has urged the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches to support his call for reparation for victims of apartheid. Full text...
  • ANC speaks out on Mbeki's snubbing of Madikizela-Mandela
    20 june 2001 10:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress has broken its silence over the explosive incident when President Thabo Mbeki publicly snubbed Winnie Madikizela-Mandela over the weekend. Full text...
  • South Africa flies environmental flag
    20 june 2001 09:37:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Environmental Affairs and Tourism minister Valli Moosa has announced South Africa's admission as member of the Foundation for Environmental Education, thus earning the right to fly the internationally acclaimed Blue Flag at its beaches. Full text...
  • Women believed crucial to success of African Renaissance
    20 june 2001 09:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- South Africa's Foreign Affairs minister Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma has averred that unless women were part of the endeavour, there can be no African Recovery unless women. Full text...
  • African women prepare for world conference against racism
    19 june 2001 23:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal is committed to fighting against any form of intolerance towards women, the country's Minister for Social Development and National Solidarity, Aminata Tall, said here Tuesday. Full text...
  • Social scientists discuss poverty-alleviation
    19 june 2001 21:42:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Researchers, lecturers and social scientists from several African countries started a four-day workshop in Yaounde Tuesday to examine ways of reducing poverty in West and Central Africa. Full text...
  • African women convene in Dakar
    19 june 2001 20:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will this week address a meeting of Femmes Africa Solidarité - the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa - and the African Women Committee on Peace and Development Consultation in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...
  • Drug abuse on the rise in South Africa
    19 june 2001 20:23:00
    Johannesburg- South African (PANA) -- The increasing wave of substance abuse in South Africa, especially among children, has prompted some schools to perform random dope tests on their pupils. Full text...
  • Pretoria hosts symposium on South Africa/Brazil ties
    19 june 2001 20:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Embassy in Brazil Tuesday began a two-day symposium in conjunction with the Institute for Global Dialogue in South Africa relations between the country and Brazil. Full text...
  • Leading South African daily gets first black editor
    19 june 2001 19:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A leading South African newspaper, The Star, has announced the appointment of its first black editor Moegsien Williams, currently editor of the Cape Argus. Full text...
  • Armed robbers kill two guards in heist
    19 june 2001 19:18:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Armed robbers on Monday shot two security guards in a daring cash-in- transit near Morola Casino in North Western South Africa. Full text...
  • Cape Town surgeons save Russian child's heart
    19 june 2001 17:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A seven-year-old Russian child has been given the chance of leading a normal life after undergoing extensive heart surgery in Cape Town. Full text...
  • South Africa to scrape apartheid school names
    19 june 2001 14:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Education minister Kader Asmal has said that schools named after apartheid icons and those with potentially offensive names would have to be renamed. Full text...
  • Senegal for bulk purchase of drugs from Africa
    19 june 2001 09:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Health Minister, Awa Marie Coll Seck, has unveiled plans to promote bulk purchase of drugs at regional and sub-regional level. Full text...
  • ANC officials fete 59-year-old Mbeki
    19 june 2001 08:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Members of South Africa's ruling African National Congress' National Working Committee, the Youth and Women's Leagues Monday hosted President Thabo Mbeki at a surprise party to mark his 59th birthday. Full text...
  • Showcasing British, South African fashion
    19 june 2001 07:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Reflecting the culture and heritage of two countries, Fashion Iziko, a celebration of fashion and creative styles of the UK and South Africa, began in Cape Town on Monday. Full text...
  • Opossition 's visit to Pretoria angers Muluzi
    18 june 2001 21:24:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The South African High Commissioner in Lilongwe, Carter Seleka is asking authorities in Malawi to explain what President Bakili Muluzi meant by saying opposition politicians visited Pretoria last week to discuss with "terrorists". Full text...
  • Densely populated townships errupt in flames
    18 june 2001 20:36:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Angry residents of two densely populated townships on the outskirts of Johannesburg errected barricades in the streets and set tyres alight Monday to prevent a court sheriff from carrying out evictions. Full text...
  • South African company seeks business in Nigeria
    18 june 2001 20:30:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- A South African company focussing on the non-regulated electricity related activities seeks to extend its business in Nigeria by participating in the three-day Powergen Electrolex exhibition beginning Tuesday in Lagos. Full text...
  • Minister accuses NGOs of not serving poor communities
    18 june 2001 20:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Minister of Social Development, Zola Skweyiya, on Monday accused local NGOs of not reaching out to the poorest communities in rural areas while they continued to receive funding from the government. Full text...
  • Labour unions march against privatisation bill
    18 june 2001 19:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and other labour unions Monday marched to Parliament in Cape Town to protest against the Eskom Conversion Bill currently being discussed in the House. Full text...
  • African delegates urge ratification of Kyoto Protocol
    18 june 2001 18:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Delegates from 13 West and Central African countries have called on their respective governments to ratify the Kyoto (Japan) Protocol on the reduction of environmental pollution, before the "Rio+10," meeting scheduled for 2002. Full text...
  • Mbeki under fire for snubbing Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
    18 june 2001 10:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has come under fire for the manner in which he treated African National Congress Women's League president Winnie Madikizela- Mandela at a public rally in Soweto over the weekend. Full text...
  • America joins Central Africa's fight against cassava diseases
    16 june 2001 18:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The American Ambassador to Congo has hinted that the US was contemplating support for the fight against cassava diseases in the Central African sub region. Full text...
  • Long road to freedom for African children
    16 june 2001 13:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Twenty five years have passed since the children of Soweto took on the might of the apartheid security forces with their bare hands and changed the course of South African history forever. Full text...
  • Violence study centre puts vigilante groups under spotlight
    16 june 2001 13:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation has called for a public seminar to look into the rising incidents of vigilantism in the country. Full text...
  • Millions commemorate 25th anniversary of the Soweto uprising
    16 june 2001 11:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Millions of South Africans on Saturday commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Soweto uprisings - the moment when the revolution to topple apartheid began in earnest. Full text...
  • South Africa angry at Mozambique Radio reports
    15 june 2001 23:11:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The South African High Commission in Maputo has expressed anger at what it calls inaccurate reports by Radio Mozambique over alleged brutal or illegal behaviour against Mozambicans by the South African police. Full text...
  • Opposition challenges Mbeki to reform labour laws
    15 june 2001 22:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) Friday urged President Thabo Mbeki to use platform the provided by his state visit to the UK this week to announce measurable plans to deregulate the economy. Full text...
  • Senegalese Pharmacists want access to anti-retrovirals
    15 june 2001 22:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The chairman of the National Order of Pharmacists in Senegal, has appealed for pharmacists across the country to have access to anti-retrovirals (ARV) in order to make them available to needy citizens. Full text...
  • Opposition challenges Mbeki to reform labour laws
    15 june 2001 21:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), on Friday urged President Thabo Mbeki to use the platform provided by his state visit to the UK this week to show some real political courage and announce plans to free the economy from unnecessary regulations. Full text...
  • African defence policy conference opens in Paris
    15 june 2001 20:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A conference scheduled to last a fortnight rolled off Friday in Paris discussing options for a new defence policy for Africa. Full text...
  • Experts urge inclusion of ICT in school curricula
    15 june 2001 20:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Experts from seven sub Saharan countries meeting in Dakar have recommended the introduction of new information and communication technologies (NICT) in school programmes across the continent. Full text...
  • Situation of African children still precarious
    15 june 2001 20:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- World Vision International's West African Regional director, Daniel Ole Shani, recently got a note from creditors eager to know what his office had done to prevent child slavery in this part of the continent. Full text...
  • Mars encounter, solar eclipse and winter solstice mark 21 June
    15 june 2001 19:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- On June 21, Mars will make its closest approach to Earth since 1988, with the distance between the two planets narrowing to just 67 million km, the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) said. Full text...
  • Boost to economy after interest rate cut
    15 june 2001 10:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- In a major boost for the South African economy, all leading banks on Thursday night announced they would reduce some of their lending rates after the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB) said it would drop the repo rate by 1 percent effective Friday. Full text...
  • South Africa to tap cellphone calls to fight crime
    15 june 2001 09:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African cabinet has approved a Bill authorising investigative agents to tap cellphone conversations of people suspected of being involved in crime. Full text...
  • Former homeland ruler shot during attempted robbery
    15 june 2001 09:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Oupa Gqozo, the former military ruler of the apartheid-era Ciskei homeland is in a critical condition after being shot and wounded during an armed robbery in the Eastern Cape. Full text...
  • Mbeki's UK trip dominates South African headlines
    15 june 2001 08:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki's four-day official state visit to the UK dominated South African media coverage this week. Full text...
  • Mbeki ends UK trip on positive note
    15 june 2001 07:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa on Friday concluded a highly successful four-day official visit to the United Kingdom. Full text...

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