Archives - 24 october 2014
  • UN: UN-backed forum to address issues affecting young people
    24 october 2014 22:19:05
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies will, for the first time, amplify voices passionate about developing and implementing national policies tailored to the specific needs, aspirations and demands of today's young people. Full text...
  • Mali: Stade Malien names French-Algerian Kamel Djabour as new coach
    24 october 2014 21:24:23
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian football champion, Stade Malien de Bamako, has signed French-Algerian Kamel Djabour as its new coach with the main objective to qualify the club for the first round of the African Champions league, the club management told PANA on Friday. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Friday's forex rates for Rwandan franc
    24 october 2014 20:27:55
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc.Full text...
  • Rwanda: Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts over controversial documentary
    24 october 2014 20:24:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The Rwandan Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) has suspended the broadcasts of BBC Radio programmes in national Kinyarwanda language in the country with immediate effect.Full text...
  • UN: ICC prosecutor says justice vital in maintaining peace, security
    24 october 2014 18:59:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Stressing the need for UN member states to uphold the principles of justice in their respective countries, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mrs. Fatou Bensouda has said that justice plays a crucial role in maintaining international peace and security.Full text...
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorian President Ouattara, AUC Chairperson hold talks on Ebola crisis
    24 october 2014 18:29:46
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Friday held talks here on the actions to take to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus disease that has spread to several West African countries.Full text...
  • UN: WHO experts head to Mali after first Ebola case
    24 october 2014 17:58:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said it has sent Full text...
  • UN: UN agencies launch joint initiative to check global food waste
    24 october 2014 17:49:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, Full text...
  • Senegal: CPJ wants rights of journalists respected in Zimbabwe
    24 october 2014 17:42:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The New York-based press freedom watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on police and politicians in Zimbabwe to respect the right of journalists to report news without fear of intimidation or violence.Full text...
  • UN: UN celebrates 69th anniversary
    24 october 2014 17:33:10
    New York, US (PANA) - UN on Friday marked its 69th anniversary, with Secretary-General Full text...
  • Tunisia: Africa monitors Tunisian polls after revolution
    24 october 2014 17:23:53
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – African and world attention in general is on Tunisia as voters in the North African country go to the polls on Sunday to attest the promotion of democracy in that part of the continent, according to the African Union (AU)'s head of the Election Observation Mission, Cassam Uteem. Full text...
  • Switzerland: Ebola vaccines ready before June 2015 - WHO
    24 october 2014 17:02:43
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Ebola vaccines that are currently under development will be ready before June 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) assured in a statement issued here Friday. Full text...
  • Mauritania: Friday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    24 october 2014 16:51:07
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya: Full text...
  • Sudan: Security agents arrest Sudanese correspondent of London-based daily
    24 october 2014 16:49:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's security officials have arrested a Khartoum-based correspondent of an Arabic Al-Hayat newspaper, published in London, for what authorities here regarded as wrong attribution in an article reported by the journalist about electricity in Sudan.Full text...
  • Nigeria: ECOWAS salutes Nigeria, Senegal over Ebola success
    24 october 2014 16:43:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has congratulated Nigeria and Senegal for their ''exemplary response'' to the Ebola outbreak, which has resulted in the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the two ECOWAS Member States free of the disease. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Trading on West African Bourse declines
    24 october 2014 16:18:48
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Trading at the West African regional stock exchange BRVM ended Thursday on the decline with the BRVM index 10 falling from 255.77 to 254.01 points, representing a decrease of 0.69%.Full text...
  • South Africa: Race-related clashes make headlines
    24 october 2014 16:12:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two incidents of racism have made headlines around South Africa and demonstrated that 20 years after the end of Apartheid, race relations still remain raw. Full text...
  • Libya: 29 killed in new armed clashes in Benghazi
    24 october 2014 15:45:14
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Twenty-nine people were killed Thursday evening in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi, following air strikes carried out by the regular army units, backed by the forces loyal to retired Gen. Khalifa Haftar, on houses belonging to Islamist militia chiefs.Full text...
  • Kenya: Nairobi to host plant biosecurity meeting
    24 october 2014 15:32:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The new Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership will hold its first workshop on 27-28 October in Nairobi with specialist representatives from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe in attendance. Full text...
  • Zambia: Zambia celebrates 50 years of independence amid concerns of high-level poverty
    24 october 2014 15:27:31
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambians on Friday put aside political diversity to celebrate the country’s 50 years of independence where in the capital city of Lusaka, first president and founding father Kenneth Kaunda, a distinguished freedom fighter, was among thousands of people gathered in the 65,000 seating capacity Heroes stadium to celebrate the golden jubilee. Full text...
  • Senegal: UN set to review Gambia’s human rights record
    24 october 2014 15:08:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambia’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Tuesday, 28 October, 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland, the council said in a statement on Friday.Full text...
  • Congo: 704 students to be trained in medicine in Cuba
    24 october 2014 15:06:58
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese Health and Population Ministry Friday announced the departure, next Sunday, of 704 Congolese students to Cuba where they will study medicine, PANA reported from here. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: UNICEF says intensified vaccinations averted 10 million polio cases
    24 october 2014 15:02:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday a campaign to boost immunization against Polio, which causes paralysis of the limbs, has saved 10 million children. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: Ethiopia sends 200 health 'warriors' against Ebola to West Africa
    24 october 2014 14:57:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia is sending 200 volunteer health professionals to West Africa in response to a recent African Union (AU) plea for additional health workers to help contain an Ebola outbreak.Full text...
  • Ethiopia: Sierra Leonean leader calls for additional health workforce against Ebola
    24 october 2014 14:50:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Sierra Leonean President, Ernest Koroma, has called for the expansion of Ebola treatment centres and the lifting of the travel bans on the Ebola-afflicted West Africa to foster faster response.Full text...
  • Gambia: Gambia adopts Citizens Budget concept
    24 october 2014 13:07:36
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian government has adopted what it called "The Citizens' Budget", saying the measure is to better reflect on the requirements of citizens in national budgets and to be more accountable to them over the management of monies raised on their behalf. Full text...
  • Nigeria: President Jonathan urges Falcons to beat Cameroon in AWC finals
    24 october 2014 11:22:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday asked the Nigerian national women national team, the Falcons, to continue to solidify their dominance of African women football by beating Cameroon in Saturday’s final of the 2014 African Women Football championship in Windhoek, Namibia. Full text...
  • Kenya: UN hails Sudan for welcoming South Sudanese refugees
    24 october 2014 10:21:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General's Humanitarian Envoy, Abdullah al Matouq, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), António Guterres, have hailed Sudan for warmly welcoming South Sudanese refugees, the UNHCR said in a press statement Friday.Full text...
  • Senegal: Friday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasis
    24 october 2014 10:09:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasis (D): Full text...
  • Mauritius: Friday's forex rates for Rupee
    24 october 2014 08:24:27
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee: Full text...
  • Tanzania: Friday's forex rates for Shilling
    24 october 2014 08:22:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates of the Tanzania Shilling, as issued by the Bank of Tanzania: Full text...
  • Ghana: Friday's forex rates for Ghana cedi
    24 october 2014 08:20:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi, as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • US: New York records first Ebola case
    24 october 2014 05:37:11
    New York, US (PANA) - A US medical doctor, Craig Spencer, who recently returned from Guinea, has tested positive for the Ebola virus in New York, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case, PANA reports from here. Full text...
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