Archives - 28 august 2014
  • AFCON 2015: Mali asks CAF to relocate clash with Algeria for security reasons
    28 august 2014 21:57:54
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT) has asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to relocate its away Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Algeria scheduled for 10 September at Blida for security reasons.Full text...
  • Nigeria: Thursday's foreign exchange rates in Nigeria
    28 august 2014 21:43:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Here are Thursday's exchange rates for the Nigerian currency, the Naira, against other currencies, as released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Full text...
  • Mali: Canada gives Mali 29 billion CFA francs for 4 projects
    28 august 2014 21:10:59
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Canada and Mali have signed four Memorandums of Understanding totaling about 29 billion FCFA to finance four projects to promote socio-economic development in rural areas of the West African country.Full text...
  • Senegal: 1.9 kg of drugs seized at Dakar airport
    28 august 2014 20:36:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Nearly 1.9 kg of cocaine mixed with synthetic drugs has been seized at Dakar airport by customs officers, according to a statement made public on Thursday by the Public Relations and Communication Service of Senegal customs.Full text...
  • Tunisia: US donates two patrol boats to Tunisia
    28 august 2014 20:20:18
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The United States of America has donated two patrol boats to Tunisia to help it increase its marine operational capacity in terms of coastal surveillance and security of its territorial waters, the Tunisian Defence minister, Ghazi Jribi, said on Thursday. Full text...
  • AFCON 2015: Ivorian coach Renard names squad Sierra Leone match
    28 august 2014 20:07:56
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian national football coach, Hervé Renard, on Thursday released the list of 26 players invited to prepare for the 6 September qualifying match for the African Cup of Nations 2015 (AFCON) against Sierra Leone.Full text...
  • Mauritania: Authorities prohibit rally of Mauritanian opposition movement
    28 august 2014 19:45:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Administrative authorities here have banned a public rally of African Liberation Forces in Mauritania (FLAM), a former opposition movement in exile, but its defiant chair, Samba Thiam, insists that the rally will be held as originally scheduled on Friday and Saturday this week. Full text...
  • Tunisia : Etoile du Sahel beat Club Africain 2-0 in Tunisian Premier League
    28 august 2014 19:02:26
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Etoile Sportive du Sahel (ESS) has beaten Club Africain (CA) 2-0 in a shock match of the Tunisian Premier League, played in Sousse, 150 km from Tunis.Full text...
  • Togo: Government set to reinforce ban on use of plastic bags in Togo
    28 august 2014 16:27:23
    Lome, Togo (PANA) – Local manufacturers and importers of non-biodegradable plastics in Togo have two months to abide by the government ban on the use of plastic bags, according to a joint communique issued here Thursday by the ministries of Industry and Trade and Environment.Full text...
  • Ghana: WHO issues roadmap to scale up international response to West Africa Ebola crisis
    28 august 2014 16:04:35
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday released a roadmap to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,500 people. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: Ethiopia intensifies hunt for new markets within COMESA
    28 august 2014 15:36:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia is intensifying the hunt for new markets within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), a significant step that is expected to usher in a new era of trade liberalisation.Full text...
  • Sudan: ICRC signs country agreement with government
    28 august 2014 15:28:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudan and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday signed an agreement that allows the international humanitarian organization to resume its activities, which were suspended in the country seven months ago.Full text...
  • Ethiopia: Sierra Leone envoy calls for AU intervention against Ebola blockade 
    28 august 2014 14:20:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Sierra Leone's newly appointed ambassador to the African Union (AU) Osman Keh Kamara has called for urgent intervention to stop the closure of borders and flight cancellations against the Ebola-affected countries.Full text...
  • Senegal: Four vie for presidency of Gambia Football Federation
    28 august 2014 14:16:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Four candidates are to vie for the presidency of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) at an election to be held 20 Sept., PANA confirmed from here Thursday.Full text...
  • Zambia: Thursday’s exchange rates for Kwacha
    28 august 2014 14:09:48
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Zambian kwacha, as released by the Bank of Zambia: Full text...
  • Zambia: President Sata fires Justice Minister
    28 august 2014 14:08:01
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambian President Michael Sata has fired Wynter Kabimba as Justice Minister and also dropped him as Secretary General of the ruling Patriotic Front.Full text...
  • Ghana: West African Health Ministers open meeting on Ebola
    28 august 2014 14:02:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A one-day meeting of West African Health Ministers on the Ebola crisis opened in Accra, Ghana's capital, Thursday with a call on participants to come out with concrete strategies on how to quickly and effectively fight the disease that has killed more than 1,500 people in four countries. Full text...
  • Burundi: Burundians get free visa to China
    28 august 2014 13:30:33
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundians and Chinese travelling between the two countries will henceforth get free visa following the signature of an agreement to that effect, the Burundian External Relations and International Cooperation Ministry said in Bujumbura Thursday. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Residents protest against Ebola quarantine room at regional hospital
    28 august 2014 13:12:55
    Souillac, Mauritius (PANA) - At least 500 residents of the village of Souillac in southern Mauritius have petitioned the Health Ministry against the setting up of Ebola quarantine rooms at the regional hospital in the locality, PANA reported from here Thursday.Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Trading at the West African Bourse declines
    28 august 2014 12:15:47
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Trading at the West African regional stock exchange, BRVM, ended Wednesday on the decline, with the BRVM index 10 dropping from 262.60 to 260.92 points, representing a fall of 0.64%. Full text...
  • Sudan: Army denies involvement in fighting that left many dead in East Darfur
    28 august 2014 12:13:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese army Thursday denied any involvement in the recent tribal clashes that left over 300 people dead in the country's East Darfur state. Full text...
  • Senegal: Thursday's forex rates for Gambian Dalasis
    28 august 2014 12:07:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Following are Thursday's forex rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasis (D): Full text...
  • South Africa: Supreme Court paves the way for release of Zuma spy tapes
    28 august 2014 12:06:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma faces a huge crisis in his political career after the country's Supreme Court of Appeal Thursday ordered that the so-called Zuma "spy tapes" must be released. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: South Sudan talks adjourn after ceasefire breakthrough 
    28 august 2014 11:50:52
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese ceasefire talks adjourned Thursday after the signing of a deal to implement the ceasefire agreement that was endorsed on 23 Jan. to end the fighting in the country, mediators said. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Medical doctor dies of Ebola in Port Harcourt, first case outside Lagos (Updated)
    28 august 2014 11:24:58
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - A medical doctor has died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt, becoming the first death from the virus outside the commercial city of Lagos, the authorities in Rivers State, of which Port Harcourt is capital, confirmed Thursday. Full text...
  • Tanzania: IMF assists EAC partner states to develop finance statistics ahead of monetary union
    28 august 2014 10:17:25
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the East African Community (EAC) have launched a a collaboration programme to improve the compilation and dissemination of government finance statistics, with the principal aim of meeting the fiscal data requirements associated with the upcoming East Africa Monetary Union (EAMU). Full text...
  • DEVELOPING STORY: First Ebola death recorded outside Lagos
    28 august 2014 10:14:33
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - The first case of Ebola death outside Nigeria's commercial capital city of Lagos has been recorded in Port Harcourt, capital of southern Rivers State, authorities have announced. Full text...
  • Mauritania: Thursday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    28 august 2014 10:01:07
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya: Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Committee set up on Ebola
    28 august 2014 09:26:29
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The National Security Council of Cote d'Ivoire has set up a health watch committee to monitor the implementation of preventive measures against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) currently ravaging parts of West Africa, PANA reported from here. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Thursday's forex rates for Rupee
    28 august 2014 09:17:35
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee: Full text...
  • Nigeria: Non-oil export hit US$2.97b
    28 august 2014 09:07:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria realised US$2.970 billion from non-oil export in 2013, from US$2.561 in 2012, representing an increase of 15.9%, according to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).Full text...
  • Ghana: Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    28 august 2014 09:06:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's average inter-bank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi, as announce by the Ghana Association of Bankers: Full text...
  • DR Congo: Ebola outbreak kills 13
    28 august 2014 08:49:53
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - An outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 13 lives from 24 cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed.Full text...
  • Tanzania: Thursday's forex rates for Shilling
    28 august 2014 07:52:25
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling: Full text...
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