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14 Sep 2009 description

By Kennedy Abwao, PANA Correspondent

Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - African education ministers kicked off a three-day meeting in Kenya's seaside resort of Mombasa Monday with a plea to the world's richest economies to dedicate at least one percent of their US$1.4 trillion military expenditure to help fight illiteracy in Africa, blamed for fueling conflicts.

Kenya's Education Minister, Prof. Sam Ongeri, told African education ministers meeting here 14-16 Sept.

13 Sep 2009 description

By Fred Cawanda, PANA Correspondent

Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - Delegates from several African countries in conflict or post-conflict situation started jetting into Kenya's southeastern seaport city of Mombasa Sunday evening for a 14-16 Sept.

16 Feb 2005 description

Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The oil company, Esso Exploration Angola Limited (EEAL), has set aside US$750,000 grant for malaria alleviation projects in Angola, the firm has said.

Esso said the NGO, Population Services International (PSI), will use part of the funding to develop a plan for the sustainable marketing of 45,000 processed mosquito nets to vulnerable populations.

The funds will also cover interventions by the Africare NGO to alleviate malaria and food security among displaced persons in the municipalities of Nharea and Kuito in the central province of Bié.

The Africare …

09 Sep 2003 description

Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Eleven countries of the Economic Community of Central African States were Tuesday locked in a brainstorming session here on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the region.

11 Jul 2003 description

Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The African Union summit under way here has welcomed Angola's proposal to convene a continental conference on the problem of anti-personnel mines, and the Assembly immediately directed the Commission to facilitate the rapid organisation of that conference.

05 Jun 2003 description

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - As 850 Angolan refugees here prepare to return home, the Botswana government Thursday donated $250,000 toward their repatriation.

08 Apr 2003 description

Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Overseas Private Investment Company (OPIC), an American group, is planning to invest in the sectors of housing, transport, infrastructure rehabilitation and petroleum in Angola, company chair Peter Watson said on Monday in Luanda at the end of an audience with President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.

12 Mar 2003 description

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees will on Thursday and Friday meet here with Angolan and Zambian government officials to discuss the repatriation of some 450,000 Angolan refugees scattered across Southern Africa.

09 Jan 2003 description

Luanda, Angola (PANA) - France has granted authorities in Luanda 3 million dollars aimed at de-mining and reintegration of persons displaced by the 27-year-long Angolan war.

07 Jan 2003 description

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - A meeting involving Zambian and Rwandan government officials as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is scheduled in Kigali next week to discuss the repatriation of more than 5,000 Rwandan refugees living in Zambia.

06 Jan 2003 description

Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola's leading opposition party, UNITA will hold its 9th extraordinary congress in March to solidify the ongoing reunification process, it has been announced here.

06 Dec 2002 description

By Christophe Rocheland PANA Correspondent

29 Oct 2002 description

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday said the first batch of humanitarian aid collected in South Africa for Angolan refugees is scheduled to leave for Luanda on Friday.

25 Oct 2002 description

Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Some four million people in eight of Angola's eighteen provinces are at risk of contracting sleeping sickness, health officials warned in a report issued Thursday in Luanda.

22 Oct 2002 description

Lubango, Angola (PANA) - At least 20 people are known to have died in 15 days from a spate of meningitis which has hit Sendi village in the Chipungo District of southern Angola. Medical sources said most of the victims were children.

08 Jul 2002 description

Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Some 17 tons of humanitarian aid from Italy meant for quartered former UNITA fighters and their families in Angola's northern Uije Province are expected in Luanda on Tuesday.

05 Jul 2002 description

Durban, South Africa (PANA) - Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister Joao Miranda Thursday urged the OAU to pressurise governments, banks and financial institutions to release, in the interest of the country's suffering masses, frozen assets of the ex-rebel UNITA movement.

03 Jul 2002 description

Durban, South Africa (PANA) - OAU Secretary General Amara Essy said Wednesday in Durban, South Africa that poverty, conflicts, deprivation and diseases plaguing the continent were a betrayal of Africa's youth.

18 Jun 2002 description

By Rangarirai Shoko, PANA Correspondent

14 Jun 2002 description

By Rangarirai Shoko, PANA Correspondent