Archives - 31 october 2014
  • UN: UN envoy says Ebola response must be sustained
    31 october 2014 21:54:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, on Friday appealed for the global response to the deadly virus to be sustained until every last case is contained and treated.Full text...
  • UN: UN agency accelerates efforts on Nigerian refugee transfer
    31 october 2014 21:44:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite mounting insecurity in border areas between Cameroon and Nigeria, where thousands of Nigerian refugees have sought refuge in the past weeks after fleeing from insurgent attacks, the UN refugee agency on Friday said it was stepping up efforts to continue to expedite their transfer. Full text...
  • Ghana: Ghana will 'welcome' ousted Burkinabe president Compaore
    31 october 2014 21:34:27
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's Interior Minister, Mark Woyongo, says the country will not turn away ousted Burkinabe President, Blaise Compaore, if he comes to the country. Full text...
  • Congo: Senegalese President Macky Sall arrives in Congo
    31 october 2014 20:40:51
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Senegalese president, Macky Sall, arrived on Friday in Oyo, a town more than 550 kilometers north from Brazzaville, for a 48hour visit to Congo, state radio reported.Full text...
  • UN: UN officials warn of worsening humanitarian conditions in CAR
    31 october 2014 20:31:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN humanitarian officials on Friday said fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the humanitarian situation across the country.Full text...
  • UN: Ban 'notes' Campore's resignation, as envoy arrives in Burkina Faso
    31 october 2014 20:21:11
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday noted the resignation of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, saying he continues to follow events there with great concern. Full text...
  • UN: UN marks first-ever World Cities Day, spotlights need for sustainable urban planning
    31 october 2014 20:13:29
    New York, US (PANA) - As the world's urban areas expand, growing both in size and population, they will also need to transition into better planned and better managed environments or risk exacerbating negative trends, the UN warned on Friday. Full text...
  • Ghana: Another African leader kicked out by people power
    31 october 2014 20:03:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Another African leader, seeking to cling to power, has been kicked out of power by people power. Full text...
  • AI wants charges against 2 Gambian journalists dropped
    31 october 2014 18:10:29
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The London-based rights body, Amnesty International (AI) has called on authorities in Gambia to drop charges against two journalists for allegedly intending to cause fear and alarm to the public.Full text...
  • Nigeria: Govt protests discrimination of Nigerians over Ebola
    31 october 2014 17:49:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria Friday said it is taking seriously the “unwarranted stigmatisation and discrimination against Nigerians” as a result of the isolated outbreak and control of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. Full text...
  • Burkina Faso: General Nabéré Honore Traore appointed new head of state
    31 october 2014 17:33:14
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The army of Burkina Faso has named General Honore Traore Nabéré interim head of state following Friday's resignation of President Blaise Compaore.Full text...
  • Burkina Faso: President Compaoré resigns
    31 october 2014 17:19:48
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso has stepped down following public protests which rocked the country's capital since Thursday. Full text...
  • DR Congo: ECCAS member countries set up fund for green economy
    31 october 2014 17:07:59
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – A ministerial conference of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) have endorsed the proposal for creation of a regional green economy fund as a joint effort to fight poverty. Full text...
  • UN: Ban condemns renewed violence in South Sudan
    31 october 2014 15:31:58
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate Full text...
  • Senegal: CPJ calls for potection of media institutions in Burkina Faso
    31 october 2014 14:10:26
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Friday called for protection of the press in Burkina Faso in the wake of anti-government protests in the West African country. Full text...
  • Nigeria: 30 feared dead in Nigeria blast (UPDATE)
    31 october 2014 13:38:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The death toll from Friday morning's blast at a popular bus station in Nigeria's North-east Gombe state could be as high as 30, the local Punch newspaper reported, quoting eyewitnesses. Full text...
  • US: US 'looks forward' to political transition in Burkina Faso
    31 october 2014 13:26:30
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has welcomed the decision by embattled Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore to withdraw a bill that would have amended the constitution and allowed him to run for another term of office. Full text...
  • Zambia: Requiem mass held in London for Zambian late President Sata
    31 october 2014 13:14:24
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – A requiem mass, organised by the Diocese of Westminster in London, was held Friday in honour of the life of Zambian President Michael Sata at the Church of Our Lady in St. Johns Wood, North-West London.Full text...
  • Belgium: Top EU trade official in Kenya over EPA implementation
    31 october 2014 12:12:11
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, is due in Kenya Friday for a high-level meeting with the delegates from six countries of the East African community (Burundi, Kenya Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), which signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), says a communiqué issued here by the European Commission. Full text...
  • Senegal: 'Response to African crisis must be based on democratic good governance'
    31 october 2014 12:07:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - "Response to crisis in Africa must be global and based on the promotion of democratic governance as guaranteed by the African Charter outlined by the African Union," the Chair of the African Union Commission, Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, warned in a message she sent Thursday to AU member countries. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Friday's forex rates for Ouguiya
    31 october 2014 11:51:27
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya: Full text...
  • Kenya: FAO says floods aggravating food security in Somalia
    31 october 2014 11:49:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation in the Horn of Africa nation, experts at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have warned.Full text...
  • Developing Story: Explosion rips bus station, many feared dead
    31 october 2014 11:39:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A bus station in Nigeria's northern Gombe State was rocked by an explosion Friday morning, and many casualties are feared, according to the local media. Full text...
  • Belgium: US envoy says Ebola will be eradicated
    31 october 2014 11:27:19
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – After visiting the West African countries hit by the deadly Ebola virus disease, the US ambassador to the UN and special envoy of President Barack Obama, Mrs Samantha Power, said she is optimistic about the possibility of eradicating the Ebola disease. Full text...
  • Niger: Govt. orders 3 days national mourning for 9 soldiers killed in terrorist attacks
    31 october 2014 11:15:34
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger Friday began a three-day national mourning following the death of nine soldiers killed in terrorist attacks at the border with Mali, the government indicated says on Thursday after its weekly cabinet meeting. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Campaigner seeks release of abducted girls, 200 days after
    31 october 2014 09:37:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With hope fading of their imminent release, in the aftermath of the ceasefire deal between the Nigerian government and the insurgent group Boko Haram, the 218 abducted schools girls were Friday spending their 200th day in captivity.Full text...
  • Nigeria: President Jonathan wades into NFF crisis, orders coach Keshi's reinstatement
    31 october 2014 09:19:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has waded into the leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), ordering litigants to withdraw their suits from court and asking the NFF President, Amaju Pinni/ck, to recall sacked Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi. Full text...
  • Nigeria: President Jonathan, ruling party governors get automatic tickets for 2015 polls
    31 october 2014 08:57:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ending months of speculation on his willingness to seek a second term in office, Nigerian leader, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday obtained the nomination form of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of his formal declaration to contest. Full text...
  • US: US 'deeply concerned' by jailing of Ethiopian journo
    31 october 2014 08:54:58
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has expressed deep concern over the 27 Oct. sentencing of Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegn to three years in prison for “provocation and dissemination of inaccurate information”. Full text...
  • Mauritius: UNESCO approves International Indentured Labour Route Project
    31 october 2014 08:46:46
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Arts and Culture Minister Mookhesswur Choonee Friday announced that the International Indentured Labour Route Project centered around "Aapravasi Ghat", has been approved by UNESCO. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Friday's forex rates for Rupee
    31 october 2014 08:35:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee: Full text...
  • Senegal: Friday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasis
    31 october 2014 08:08:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasis (D): Full text...
  • Ghana: Pres. Compaore digs in; rejects calls to resign
    31 october 2014 07:37:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso has rejected calls by demonstrators to resign, setting the stage for confrontation after Thursday’s violent protests that saw the Parliament house and several public buildings and property set on fire and state television knocked off air. Full text...
  • Ghana: Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    31 october 2014 07:24:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's average inter-bank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi, as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers: Full text...
  • Tanzania: Friday's forex rates for Shilling
    31 october 2014 06:19:53
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Tanzanian Shilling, as issued by the Bank of Tanzania:Full text...
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