Archives - 31 august 2014
  • Togo: Preparations for 2015 elections dominate Togo media
    31 august 2014 18:21:36
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The preparations for the 2015 elections in Togo elicited strong criticisms, controversies and antagonism in the country's media this past week, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...
  • Nigeria:Wife of Ebola victim tests positive to virus
    31 august 2014 18:16:02
    Port Harcourt (PANA) - The wife of the medical doctor who became the sixth person to die of Ebola in Nigeria has tested positive to the disease, according to Dr. Sampson Parker, Commissioner for Health in southern Rivers state. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan heads to Kenya for AU meeting on terrorism
    31 august 2014 16:46:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is due to travel to Nairobi Monday to participate in a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council on terrorism in Africa, scheduled for the Kenyan capital Tuesday, the presidency announced Sunday. Full text...
  • Tunisia: New oil fields discovered in Tunisia
    31 august 2014 16:37:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Irish firm “Circle Oil”, which specialises in the exploration of oil and gas, Sunday announced the discovery of new oil fields with a total capacity of 100 million barrels in a well near the Tunisian coastal town of Mahdia, 200km south of the capital, Tunis.Full text...
  • Egypt: Nigerian oil firm signs Afreximbank deal for Ghana expansion
    31 august 2014 15:57:49
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Leading indigenous West Africa oil and gas sector operator A-Z Petroleum Products limited of Nigeria has signed on to an African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) US$80-million dual tranche loan and credit facility to boost its petroleum products manufacturing and distribution capacity. Full text...
  • Guinea: Medical Doctor dies from Ebola in Guinea
    31 august 2014 15:54:59
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - A medical doctor working at the Donka National Hospital in the Guinean capital, Conakry, has died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AU troops sweep through Al Shabaab stronghold in Southern Somalia
    31 august 2014 14:50:41
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) troops have swept through an Al Shabaab military stronghold of Bulo Marer, 150km South of Mogadishu and the group's transit point  for smuggling explosives, after a heavy gunfight, the AU said Sunday. Full text...
  • Senegal: African athletics body names team to IAAF Continental Cup
    31 august 2014 13:32:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Confederation of African Athletics has announced the Africa team for the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup, to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, 13-14 Sept. 2014. Full text...
  • 2015 AYC: Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia still can't host qualifying matches
    31 august 2014 13:21:40
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - African soccer's governing body, CAF, said it had not changed its position on the announced schedule of matches for match days one and two of the final qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.Full text...
  • Egypt: CAF Appeals Board upholds Rwanda's disqualification from 2015 AFCON finals' qualifying
    31 august 2014 13:04:53
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Appeals Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has upheld the decision of the Organizing Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations which disqualified Rwanda from the final phase of qualifying for the 2015 tournament in Morocco. Full text...
  • 2015 AYC: Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Zambia reach finals
    31 august 2014 12:48:38
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Zambia have qualified for the finals of the 2015 CAF Under-20 football tournament, tagged the African Youth Championship, slated for Senegal next year, PANA reported Sunday.Full text...
  • Mauritania: Sunday's forex rates for Ouguiya
    31 august 2014 10:57:33
    Nouakchott, Mauritania(PANA) - Following are Sunday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Mauritanian central bank: Full text...
  • Switzerland: WHO gives necessary support to Senegal to fight Ebola
    31 august 2014 10:19:30
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has assured it will meet Senegal's urgent need for epidemiological support, personal protective equipment, and hygiene kits, after the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) spread to the country. Full text...
  • South Africa: Zuma reeling as enemies circle (News Analysis by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent, Johannesburg)
    31 august 2014 08:48:36
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The scandals that have clouded South African President Jacob Zuma’s administration for the past five years have mushroomed in recent days, leaving him and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) reeling while their formidable opponents continue to attack. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AU rejects Lesotho coup bid, calls for political dialogue
    31 august 2014 08:34:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) warned Sunday it would not tolerate an unconstitutional change of government in Lesotho, several hours after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane fled to exile in South Africa, alleging a military coup against his government. Full text...
  • South Africa: 'South African troops rescued Lesotho PM'
    31 august 2014 08:22:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African special forces crossed the Lesotho border on Saturday to rescue beleaguered Prime Minister Tom Thabane shortly before his Lesotho house was raided during an attempted coup, the Sunday Times reported Sunday. Full text...
  • 2015 AYC: Ghana beats Gabon to qualify for Senegal finals
    31 august 2014 07:57:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana has qualified for the 2015 Africa Youth Championship (AYC) finals to be held in Senegal, after recording a 4-1 away win over Gabon on Saturday. Full text...
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