Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Cheikh Mohamed Salem Ould Abdel Wedoud, a great scholar of Islamic law widely renowned in the Muslim world, has died, official s o urces told PANA
©- - 30 april 2009 - 13:21:00 - thread African Union (82 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Several Mauritanian ministers have taken "tempor ary leave of absence" to work for the erstwhile military junta leader and presid e ntial hopeful, General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is gradually setting up his p olitical campaign office, authoritative sources told PANA here Wednesday
©- - 29 april 2009 - 16:58:00 - thread African Union (160 words)


Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Fifteen candidates, including former president Ku mba Yalla, and former chair of the national assembly, Malam Bacai Sanha, have su b mitted their papers to take part in the presidential elections in Guinea Bissau s lated for June, sources close to the Bissau Supreme Court told PANA here
©- - 29 april 2009 - 15:01:00 - thread African Union (227 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Following are the latest exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee against some foreign currencies, as published by the Mauritian Commercial Bank on Wednesday
©- - 29 april 2009 - 10:12:00 - thread African Union (109 words)


Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Commission and Member States have rallied sup port for Guinea Bissau by making significant pledges, at a one-day Roundtable fo r the Restructuring and Modernisation of the country’s Security Sector
©- - 28 april 2009 - 16:03:00 - thread African Union (337 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Two senior Mauritanian army officers, Lieutenant -Colonels Mekhalla Ould Dellali and Moctar Ould Kehel, were arrested here Monday , official sources told PANA on Tuesday
©- - 28 april 2009 - 14:46:00 - thread African Union (221 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) --­ The US dollar gained slightly against the Maurit ian rupee Tuesday, while the euro fell, according to the latest exchange rates p u blished by the Mauritian commercial bank
©- - 28 april 2009 - 11:42:00 - thread African Union (127 words)


Bambous- Mauritius (PANA) -- Curepipe Starlight won the Mauritian soccer league f or the third consecutive time, despite drawing with Savannes SC in the last matc h on Sunday
©- - 27 april 2009 - 11:45:00 - thread African Union (194 words)


Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A delegation of the AU peace and security counci l will visit Cote d'Ivoire from 28 April to 1 May on a fact-finding mission foll o wing the political crisis in that West African country, the AU liaison office sa i d here
©- - 26 april 2009 - 16:45:00 - thread African Union (158 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Prominent Mauritanians, bent on finding an inter nal solution to the Mauritanian political crisis following the 6 August coup on S aturday, said they had failed to get all the stakeholders, especially those in p o wer, to a round table
©- - 26 april 2009 - 16:06:00 - thread African Union (246 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Health Ministry will conduct a nati onal survey on non-communicable diseases among its citizens this year, official s ources said here on Saturday
©- - 26 april 2009 - 09:52:00 - thread African Union (205 words)


Paris- France (PANA) -- A demonstration march was held in Paris, France, to deman d the return, in decent conditions, of Mauritanians who had taken refuge in Mali and Senegal since the 1989 inter-communal riots
©- - 25 april 2009 - 19:26:00 - thread African Union (276 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Min-ister Navin Ramgoolam will rep ly to 13 parliamentary questions at the next sitting of the Parliament on Tuesda y , including one on the Somali pirates, PANA learnt from the Parliament Secretari a t Saturday
©- - 25 april 2009 - 16:49:00 - thread African Union (193 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius, Friday, called for an immediate ceasef ire in Sri Lanka and the evacuation of civilians from war areas between the army and the Tamoul rebels, an official source told PANA here
©- - 24 april 2009 - 18:41:00 - thread African Union (92 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian Constitutional Council (electora l body) has received four of the six nominations submitted Thursday by president i al candidates for the forthcoming elections in the country, official sources tol d PANA here on Friday
©- - 24 april 2009 - 15:14:00 - thread African Union (210 words)


Paris- France (PANA) -- The Mauritanian Diaspora will stage a demonstration here on Saturday against the country's ruling military junta, which toppled its democratically-elected government on 6 August 2008, organisers said in a stateme n t made available to PANA here Friday
©- - 24 april 2009 - 12:36:00 - thread African Union (163 words)


Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The strike by teachers of the four main senior hi gh schools in Bissau entered day four on Thursday, sources close to the Educatio n Ministry told PANA
©- - 23 april 2009 - 16:05:00 - thread African Union (318 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Six candidacies have met the deadline to submit their papers to the Mauritania's Constitutional Council, and are now set to cont e st the 6 June presidential elections in the country, official sources told PANA h ere Thursday
©- - 23 april 2009 - 13:03:00 - thread African Union (266 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Education and Culture Minister Vasant B unwaree, launched a public outreach campaign on Intellectual Property Rights (IP R ) on Wednesday aimed at sensitizing the business community and the public on th e need to protect and enforce IPR
©- - 22 april 2009 - 23:24:00 - thread African Union (352 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Several dozen MPs affiliated to the National Fro nt for the Defence of Democracy (FNDD) and the Democratic Forces Rally (RFD), wh i ch are opposed to 6 August 2008 coup in Mauritania, on Wednesday protested in Pa r liament to condemn police violence against female MPs and human rights activists
©- - 22 april 2009 - 23:05:00 - thread African Union (265 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Education- and Culture Minister, Vasant Bunwaree, Wednesday launched a public outreach campaign on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), whose aim is to sensitize the business community and the public on the need to protect and enforce IPR and on the dangers of counterfeited products
©- - 22 april 2009 - 14:26:00 - thread African Union (338 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Sid' Ahmed Ould Habott, a member of Mauritania's independent national electoral commission (CENI) and chair of the country's bra n ch office of the African association for the defence of human rights, has resign e d his membership of the electoral body
©- - 22 april 2009 - 12:57:00 - thread African Union (155 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The vice-chair of the Democratic Forces' Rally ( RFD), the main opposition party in Mauritania before 6 August 2008 coup, Kane Ha m idou Baba, who is also vice-chair at Parliament, has declared his intention to c o ntest the 6 June 2009 presidential election
©- - 22 april 2009 - 00:05:00 - thread African Union (157 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Sarr Ibrahima Moctar, chairperson of the Allianc e for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Reconciliation (AJD/MR), on Tuesday ann o unced his candidacy in the 6 June presidential election in Mauritania
©- - 21 april 2009 - 22:30:00 - thread African Union (257 words)


Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the World Association of the Islamic Call (AMAI), Dr Mohamed Chérif, on Tuesday had talks in Tripoli with the Mauritanian minister of Islamic orientation and original teaching, Mohamed Mahmoud Abu Maali, on cooperation between Libya and Mauritania in the field of Islamic call
©- - 21 april 2009 - 22:29:00 - thread African Union (105 words)


Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Senegalese State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs C heikh Tidiane Gadio, has called on African States to find a mechanism to ensure s table financial resources in the African Union (AU), explaining that the organis a tion was facing serious financial problems and that subscription from member cou n tries would not be sufficient to finance the institution
©- - 21 april 2009 - 20:13:00 - thread African Union (255 words)


Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Senegalese Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affair s, Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, commended the commitment of Libyan leader and Chairman o f the African Union (AU), Mouammar Kadhafi, to the achievement of the unity of t h e African continent, noting that the decision to establish the Authority of the U nion and the appointment of the Libyan leader as chairman of the continental org a nisation were "happy events"
©- - 21 april 2009 - 18:34:00 - thread African Union (444 words)


Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, acting AU President, on Sunday evening met the Chadian Prime Minister, Youssef Salah Abbas, in Tripol i
©- - 20 april 2009 - 23:38:00 - thread African Union (210 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who resigned re cently as the Mauritanian head of state, has officially entered the country's pr e sidential race, scheduled for 6 June, an official source told PANA here Monday
©- - 20 april 2009 - 19:36:00 - thread African Union (156 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian police Sunday dispersed a march join tly held by women of the National Front for the Defence of Democracy (FNND, oppo s ition party opposed to the coup of 6 August 2008) and the Union of Democratic Fo r ces (RFD, major opposition party before the coup), PANA reported
©- - 20 april 2009 - 15:36:00 - thread African Union (220 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A campaign aimed at discovering young footballer s will be held from 7 to 10 May in Noukchott, the Mauritanian capital city
©- - 20 april 2009 - 14:26:00 - thread African Union (123 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Algerian El Hadi Boumerzac has been appointed he ad coach of Mauritania's FC Nouadhibou, to replace Saadna Ould Mohamed, sacked f o r a poor run of results, sports sources told PANA here on Monday
©- - 20 april 2009 - 14:17:00 - thread African Union (89 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania is preparing for the Zone II basketba ll tournament of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa, to be held from 15 to 20 May in the Malian capital, Bamako
©- - 20 april 2009 - 14:11:00 - thread African Union (138 words)


Cairo- Egypt (PANA)- – An Australian tourist was arrested in Luxor last week afte r he attempted to enter a restricted security zone and allegedly photographed ot h ers, security sources reported here on Sunday
©- - 19 april 2009 - 18:47:00 - thread African Union (229 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Trafficking in persons, robbery cases, larceny of vegetables, the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation, government advertisement in newspapers, manslaughter and murder cases, overcrowded prisons, code of conduct o n elections, prohibition of alcohol drinking in public places and bomb threats a r e some of the questions that Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam will answer at the n e xt sitting of the Mauritian Parliament on Tuesday
©- - 19 april 2009 - 08:33:00 - thread African Union (201 words)


Tripoli- Libya (PAN) -- Libyan papers this week focused on the 12th extraordinary session of the African Union's Executive Council and the proposal of the Libyan leader and president of the AU, Mouammar Kadhafi, relating to the functioning of the Authority that will replace the AU Commission
©- - 18 april 2009 - 20:03:00 - thread African Union (418 words)


Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- About 20 opposition political parties in Guinea-Bissau have rejected a proposal by the Economic Community for West Africa n States (ECOWAS) to send peacekeeping troops to the troubled country which was r ocked last month by the assassinations of the president and chief of defence sta f f in the latest of violent actions
©- - 18 april 2009 - 09:01:00 - thread African Union (338 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) ­-- Here are exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee against some foreign currencies as published here Friday by the Mauritian commer c ial bank
©- - 17 april 2009 - 10:58:00 - thread African Union (109 words)


Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Senegalese minister of foreign affairs, Cheikh Tidiane G adio, announced on Thursday in Tripoli that the technical commission formed by t h e 12th extraordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council has ado p ted the principle of the formation of an AU Authority
©- - 16 april 2009 - 23:59:00 - thread African Union (313 words)


Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The ministerial Committee set up by the executive Board of the African Union (AU) in the course of its 12th extraordinary session devoted to considering the setting up of the AU's Authority, started work on Wed n esday evening in Tripoli
©- - 16 april 2009 - 23:36:00 - thread African Union (178 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA)-- The National Front for the Defence of Democracy ( FNDD), an alliance opposed to the 6 August 2008 coup in Mauritania, and the Unio n for Democratic Forces (RFD), Mauritania's main opposition party under the ouste d government, have declared their willingness to dialogue within the framework of a new Senegalese initiative, but have given conditions for the process to start
©- - 16 april 2009 - 23:09:00 - thread African Union (290 words)


Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Jean Ping, said on Thursday in Tripoli that the 12th extraordinary meeting of t he AU Executive Council does not encroach on the sovereignty of states
©- - 16 april 2009 - 22:44:00 - thread African Union (189 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who resigned hi s post as Mauritanian Head of State Wednesday evening, left the Mauritanian capi t al, Nouakchott, Thursday for the Senegalese capital, Dakar, official sources tol d PANA
©- - 16 april 2009 - 19:11:00 - thread African Union (245 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is launching a Food Security Developmen t Centre, whose aim is to focus on hybrid rice seed development with better yiel d and improved nutrition quality, disease remittance and varieties adaptable to c l imate change, official sources said here
©- - 16 april 2009 - 19:06:00 - thread African Union (255 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Any initiative to resolve the crisis in Mauritan ia must ensure that the coup of 6 August 2008 fails by stopping the execution of the electoral agenda of the junta, the National Front for the Defence of Democra c y (FNDD) said on Thursday
©- - 16 april 2009 - 14:15:00 - thread African Union (373 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian Senate chairman, Mamadou Ba, was Wednesday sworn in as acting president of the country following the resignation of General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, head of the military junta, which came to po w er via a coup on 6 August 2008
©- - 16 april 2009 - 12:55:00 - thread African Union (157 words)


Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) ­-- The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee against some foreign currencies as published by the Mauritia n Commercial Bank
©- - 16 april 2009 - 12:29:00 - thread African Union (108 words)


Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Four policemen suspected to be among a gang of robbers we re last week arrested by the military during a night patrol in Bissau, Samuel Fe r nandes, spokesperson of the army chief of staff, said at a press conference on W e dnesday
©- - 15 april 2009 - 23:24:00 - thread African Union (167 words)


Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The president of the ruling military authority o f Mauritania, the High Council of State, General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, is exp e cted to announce his resignation from official military duties before the end of Wednesday, government sources told PANA here
©- - 15 april 2009 - 16:50:00 - thread African Union (198 words)