Archives - 30 september 2016
  • UN: UNHCR, AU, African host countries agree on final steps on Rwandan refugees
    30 september 2016 21:49:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and delegations from African countries as well as the African Union (AU) agreed on Friday on final steps to end the protracted Rwandan refugee situation after seven years of negotiations. Full text...
  • UN: International tourism on upwards trend in early 2016 - WTO
    30 september 2016 21:09:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Tourism Organization (WTO) on Friday said international tourist arrivals worldwide grew by four per cent between January and June 2016 compared to the same period last year. Full text...
  • UN: UN urges more action to curb greenhouse gas emissions
    30 september 2016 20:13:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Friday urged world leaders to take note of the profound implications of record-high carbon dioxide readings in September and appealed for their increased commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Full text...
  • US: IMF launches new SDR basket including Chinese Renminbi
    30 september 2016 20:01:25
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday announced the launch of the new Special Drawing Right (SDR) valuation basket including the Chinese renminbi (RMB), and the new currency amounts that will determine the value of the SDR during the new valuation period. Full text...
  • Belgium: EC speeds up process for EU ratification of Paris Agreement
    30 september 2016 17:55:59
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council on Friday agreed to speed up the process of ratification of the Paris Agreement which sets the framework for global action on climate change. Full text...
  • Libya: EU renews sanctions against Libya for six months
    30 september 2016 17:40:00
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council on Friday prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months, stating that the decision was taken in view of the gravity of the situation in the North African country. Full text...
  • South Sudan: '100,000 people trapped in Yei, South Sudan', UNHCR warns
    30 september 2016 16:43:38
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed for some 100,000 people trapped in the South Sudanese town of Yei, where the security situation deteriorated rapidly after renewed conflict broke out in Juba, the capital, in early July, the United Nations refugee agency warned Friday. Full text...
  • Nigeria: US congratulates Nigeria on 56th independence anniversary
    30 september 2016 16:30:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States has congratulated Nigeria on the occasion of the country’s 56th Independence anniversary to be celebrated Saturday. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Friday's forex rates for Rupee
    30 september 2016 15:33:10
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...
  • Nigeria: Army says its troops killed 7 militants in Cross River State
    30 september 2016 14:40:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army said its troops from the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Calabar, in the early hours of Friday killed seven armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area of the south south Cross River State. Full text...
  • Nigeria: UK to support Nigeria in fight to curb oil vandalism, environmental pollution in Niger Delta
    30 september 2016 14:33:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United Kingdom (UK) Minister for Africa and Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Tobias Ellwood, has pledged to support Nigeria in its quest to end oil vandalism and environmental pollution in the Niger Delta.Full text...
  • Sudan: Khartoum refutes AI chemical weapons report
    30 september 2016 14:23:27
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has categorically refuted a report from Amnesty International (AI) which accused the government of using chemical weapons in fighting against some rebel movements in Jebel Mara area in Darfur, near the border with Chad. Full text...
  • South Africa: Zulu king cleared in hate speech case
    30 september 2016 11:41:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday ruled that Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s did not call for violence against African immigrants although his comments were harmful. Full text...
  • Mauritius: IOC to boost marine and coastal conservation in Indian Ocean
    30 september 2016 11:11:01
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) - The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), through its Biodiversity programme, trained about 30 participants from Seychelles, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania in Marine Protected Areas (MPA) laws in the Western Indian Ocean from 26 to 30 September 2016 in Mahé, Seychelles. Full text...
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorian authorities, IMF in talks on proposed economic programme
    30 september 2016 10:10:57
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed to continue discussions in the weeks ahead on the fiscal path and the financing modalities of a new three-year economic programme that could be supported by the IMF through arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Full text...
  • Ghana: IMF approves US$116.2 million credit to prop Ghana’s economic stability
    30 september 2016 08:37:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana is set to benefit from a disbursement of about US$116.2 million, bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 332.1 million (about US$464.6 million). Full text...
  • Senegal: Friday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    30 september 2016 06:45:39
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd.Full text...
  • UN: UN-backed committee launches guides on curbing sexual exploitation
    30 september 2016 05:43:11
    New York, US (PANA) - A United Nations-backed inter-agency committee on Thursday launched two guides to assist aid workers worldwide in setting up sexual exploitation and abuse prevention and response systems in humanitarian settings. Full text...
  • US: UN optimistic of Paris climate accord’s entry into force by year’s end
    30 september 2016 05:33:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior United Nations officials on Thursday announced that the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is closer to entering into force, as India – a country that produces more than four per cent of global emissions – plans to submit its ratification at the end of the week. Full text...
  • Ghana: Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    30 september 2016 05:07:45
    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...
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