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Mugabe denies retirement rumours

31st January 2003 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Thursday denied recent rumours he would retire, but accepted there could be people within his ruling party who... 

Pro-US letter highlights deep EU divisions - British press

31st January 2003 The letter signed by eight European nations supporting America's tough stance on Iraq highlights deep divisions across the continent and threatens... 

Angola sets up service to prepare for 2004 elections

31st January 2003 The Angolan government has set up a service that will prepare the southwest African country for its first general elections since the end of a... 

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SA, Ethiopia and Moz to send a joint force to Burundi

By: Terence Creamer     30th January 2003 Three African countries – South Africa, Ethiopia and Mozambique – are set to deploy troops next week to the troubled Burundi to help... 

Baghdad taken aback by weapons report

30th January 2003 Iraq wants to cooperate and counter the charges made by chief UN weapons inspectors that disarmament is not complete, as the United States pushes... 

Gbagbo postpones address as peace deal cracks

30th January 2003 Embattled Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on Wednesday postponed a key address to the nation on a power-sharing peace deal with rebels that... 

Iraq accuses Blix of misrepresentations

30th January 2003 Iraq responded to chief weapons inspector Hans Blix's tough assessment of its disarmament, accusing him of misrepresenting its record of... 

EU fails to agree on Zim sanctions

30th January 2003 The European Union failed again Thursday to agree on an extension of sanctions against Zimbabwe, diplomats said after a meeting of EU ambassadors. 

French nationals pull out of Ivory Coast

30th January 2003 French firms evacuated some of their staff and families from Ivory Coast for a second day Thursday after anti-French riots and demonstrations,... 

DRC prosecutor opens cannibalism probe

29th January 2003 The state prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced a probe into cannibalism targetting Pygmies in the northeast of the... 

Powell to present fresh evidence of Iraqi defiance of UN

29th January 2003 Secretary of State Colin Powell will present the UN Security Council with new evidence of Iraqi defiance of disarmament demands on February 5, US... 

Bush makes direct link between Iraq and al-Qaeda

29th January 2003 US President George W. Bush said Tuesday that Iraq "aids and protects terrorists," including members of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, the... 

Bono welcomes Bush's $15bn Aids announcement

29th January 2003 U2 lead singer and prominent AIDS activist Bono welcomed late Tuesday US President George W. Bush's plan to increase allocations to combat the... 

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