Archives - 26 november 2014
  • Tunisia: International forum on sustainable energy opens in Tunis
    26 november 2014 22:46:11
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Several national and international experts are taking part in the Second International Forum on Sustainable Energy that opened in Tunis on Wednesday.Full text...
  • Côte d'Ivoire: AfDB grants Ghana US$1 million for SMEs training programmes
    26 november 2014 22:36:29
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted Ghana US$1 million to finance its programme to strengthen capacities for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs), according to a communiqué issued on Wednesday to PANA.Full text...
  • UN: UN Ebola response mission opens new office in Mali
    26 november 2014 22:25:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The newest outpost of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response Full text...
  • UN: UN chief appoints panel on 'technology bank' for world’s poorest nations
    26 november 2014 22:16:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the formation of a High-Level Panel to study the scope and functions of a proposed new technology bank dedicated to helping the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) advance out of poverty. Full text...
  • Cape Verde: ICAO raises alert to flights following volcanic eruption in Cape Verde
    26 november 2014 22:09:09
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has placed the Cape Verdian air space on maximal alert because of ashes being spewed by a volcanic eruption on the island of Fogo, official sources told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...
  • UN: UNESCO adds Kenyan Burundian dances to Cultural Heritage list
    26 november 2014 21:54:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western Kenya, Burundi's ritual dance of the royal drum and the male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern Uganda, are among the eight elements added on Wednesday to the UN-endorsed list of the world's intangible cultural heritage. Full text...
  • Guinea: Ebola art exhibition opens in Conakry
    26 november 2014 21:44:54
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – An art and craft exhibition aimed at sensitizing the public on the deadly Ebola virus disease mounted by several Guinean artists opened on Wednesday at the national museum of Conakry.Full text...
  • DR Congo: OCHA condemns murder of humanitarian agent
    26 november 2014 21:34:58
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The coordinator of humanitarian action in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moustapha Soumaré, has condemned the murder of a humanitarian agent in an ambush by gunmen in the country.Full text...
  • Mali: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants Mali US$218 million
    26 november 2014 21:11:37
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has granted Mali US$218 million dollars, or 109 billion CFAF, over four years to fight diseases particularly the Ebola epidemic, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the Fund's Director, Dr Mark Dybub, said on Wednesday in Bamako.Full text...
  • UN: UN official says sanctions effective method to build global stability
    26 november 2014 20:55:59
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, has said sanctions implemented by the UN Security Council have had a positive track record, proving their efficacy in supporting UN member states overcome instability. Full text...
  • US: IMF says political, security challenges affect Lesotho's economic growth
    26 november 2014 20:39:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said Lesotho's economic growth is being affected by the country's current political and security situation, Full text...
  • Libya: France, Egypt discuss fighting terrorism in Libya
    26 november 2014 20:29:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, has said that Egypt and France have agreed on the need to respect the unity and sovereignty of Libya.Full text...
  • UN: Security Council condemns massacres of civilians, attacks on DRC peacekeepers
    26 november 2014 20:15:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the massacres perpetrated against civilians on 20 November near the city of Beni in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the ongoing attacks targeting peacekeepers. Full text...
  • Tanzania: IFPRI report urges sub-Sahara Africa to double investment in agric R&D
    26 november 2014 20:09:30
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Sub-Sahara African countries will need to double their investment in agricultural research and development if ambitious United Nations and African Union targets are to be achieved, according to a new report issued on Wednesday by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Full text...
  • Libya: 'Italian armed forces ready to help Libya'
    26 november 2014 20:03:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Italian Foreign Minister, Paulo Gentiloni, says that Libya is on the verge of collapse and the European nation's armed forces were ready to help if asked by the UN.Full text...
  • UN: Security Council condemns violence in Libya, warns of possible sanctions
    26 november 2014 19:48:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed "profound concern" over the deteriorating situation in Libya and its impact on regional peace and stability, warning of the possibility of sanctions.Full text...
  • United Arab Emirates: UAE fears 'Libya may turn into another Syria'
    26 november 2014 19:40:36
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - United Arab Emirates (UAE) is very much concerned about the ongoing situation in Libya in view of the violence perpetrated by Islamist militias, which could turn the North African country into another Syria, according to UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash. Full text...
  • UN: WHO report says obesity-related cancers on the rise
    26 november 2014 19:37:55
    New York, US (PANA) - Being overweight or obese has become a major risk factor for developing cancer, particularly among women and in more developed countries, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Mali: World Bank extends development credit, development policy grant to Mali
    26 november 2014 18:55:10
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian Minister of Economy and Finance, Mrs Bouaré Fily Sissoko and Paul Noumba um, World Bank Country Director for Mali, on Wednesday in Bamako signed a financing deal to help Mali strengthen government accountability and transparency as well as improve public sector spending. Full text...
  • Belgium: Belgian minister briefs Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea diplomats on efforts to contain Ebola
    26 november 2014 18:11:38
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgian Minister of Cooperation and Development Alexander De Croo on Wednesday received Sierra Leonean, Liberian and Guinean diplomats in his office in Brussels to brief them about the measures taken by Belgium to fight the deadly Ebola virus disease and said that a large part of his departmental budget would be devoted to the task.Full text...
  • UN: Ban voices concerned over violence in Libya, urges return to dialogue
    26 november 2014 17:50:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday voiced deep concern over an uptick in violence across Libya and urged all parties to recommit to the values of the revolution that inspired the North African country’s break towards democracy. Full text...
  • Libya: Two Libyan soldiers killed, five injured in Benghazi clashes
    26 november 2014 17:42:44
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – At least two Libyan soldiers were killed and five others injured in armed clashes onTuesday between units of the Libyan Army and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, hospital sources said Wednesday.Full text...
  • Kenya: Govt launches gender policy, 16 days of activism against violence in Kenya
    26 november 2014 17:27:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a new plan Wednesday to battle gender inequalities by promoting women’s rights to key government services and protection from harm. Full text...
  • Mali: ADEMA party candidate wins parliamentary by-election
    26 november 2014 17:16:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A candidate of Alliance for Democracy in Mali (ADEMA) has beaten his rival of Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD) party in a parliamentary by-election held Sunday in Yorosso constituency of Sikasso region, southern Mali, according to preliminary results announced Tuesday. Full text...
  • Nigeria: EU commits Euros 40m to ECOWAS projects for economic integration
    26 november 2014 16:56:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The European Union has committed Euros 40 million (US $60 million) to the launch of two projects aimed at achieving economic integration and attracting private sector investments in West African states, it was officially announced here Wednesday.Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AU court to open hearing of Kenya's Ogiek community land eviction case
    26 november 2014 16:28:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The hearing in a landmark case challenging the Kenyan government’s right to evict the Ogiek ethnic community, an indigenous minority claiming the right to inhabit the expansive Mau forest, opens here Thursday.Full text...
  • Ethiopia: South Sudan rebels claim fresh attacks launched in Jonglei state
    26 november 2014 15:47:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese rebels claimed Wednesday that government troops launched fresh attacks against their fighters in six different locations in Jonglei state and warned that they would fight back.Full text...
  • Côte d'Ivoire: Trading up at West African bourse
    26 november 2014 15:42:24
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Trading at the West African regional bourse, BRVM, closed Tuesday up compared to the previous session, with the BRVM 10 index rising from 254.23 to 261.06 points, a rise of 2.69%. Full text...
  • Zambia: Late President’s son, Mulenga Sata, withdraws from presidential race
    26 november 2014 15:38:53
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s late President Michael Sata’s son, Mulenga, has announced his withdrawal from contesting for the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) presidency. Full text...
  • Kenya: IPPF honours African reproductive health activist
    26 november 2014 14:57:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Africa Regional office of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has honoured one of the continent's pioneering reproductive health and family planning advocates, Prof. Frederick Torgbor Sai, by naming a research institute after him.Full text...
  • Ethiopia: Forced migrant returnees now bigger threat in Horn of Africa
    26 november 2014 12:53:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ministers in charge of immigration and refugees in the Horn of Africa region met here Wednesday to discuss a response to the influx of forced returnees from Europe and the Gulf region, which is proving to be a crisis. Full text...
  • UAE: UAE pleads for stability in Egypt
    26 november 2014 12:40:09
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Senior Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash has strongly pleaded for stability in Egypt, a country which he says is the rock of regional stability. Full text...
  • South Africa: Cape Town rocked by racial attacks
    26 november 2014 11:51:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Cape Town in South Africa has been rocked by a wave of racially-motivated assaults, with the authorities warning that the reported incidents “are just the tip of the iceberg”. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Authorities take measures against Madagascar plague
    26 november 2014 11:26:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Health authorities in Mauritius Wednesday launched a national action plan to prevent the spread to the island of the Plague that has caused a hundred deaths in Madagascar. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Nigeria establishes agency to implement continental afforestation programme
    26 november 2014 10:49:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has established the Agency of the Great Green Wall (GGW) to facilitate the successful implementation of the Great Green Wall Programme, the continental initiative aimed at tackling the detrimental social, economic and environmental impacts of land degradation and desertification. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: WB gives Cote d'Ivoire US$70m loan to strengthen health system
    26 november 2014 10:25:45
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the World Bank Group Tuesday approved an International Development Association (IDA) loan worth US$70 million to help Cote d'Ivoire to improve the deployment and quality of health services in some regions, according to a statement received by PANA here. Full text...
  • Mauritius: NGO campaigns for votes for women candidates in forthcoming polls
    26 november 2014 10:17:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian NGO ''Women In Politics (WIP)'' Wednesday launched a sensitisation campaign asking voters to vote for women candidates in the 10 Dec. legislative elections in the country, PANA reported. Full text...
  • Senegal: Wednesday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasis
    26 november 2014 09:09:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasis (D): Full text...
  • Mauritius: Wednesday's forex rates for Rupee
    26 november 2014 09:07:48
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee:Full text...
  • UN: '1 Dec. target for Ebola response may not be met'
    26 november 2014 09:04:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said while Ebola response targets for 1 Dec. in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas. Full text...
  • UN: UN relief official urges support for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia
    26 november 2014 08:24:56
    New York, US (PANA) - After a four-day mission to Ethiopia, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang has called for continued international attention to the plight of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia. Full text...
  • Tanzania: IMF says Egypt on road to recovery after four years of stagnation
    26 november 2014 08:17:53
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Egyptian economy has begun to recover after four years of slow activity and there is a growing national consensus on the need for economic reform, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team has observed at the conclusion of a visit to Cairo.Full text...
  • Tanzania: Wednesday's forex rates for Shilling
    26 november 2014 08:08:57
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling, as issued by the Bank of Tanzania: Full text...
  • Ghana: Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    26 november 2014 08:06:54
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's average inter-bank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi, as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers: Full text...
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