Archives - 21 october 2014
  • UN: Mission in SouthSudan transfers IPDs to protection sites
    21 october 2014 22:54:17
    New York US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has opened new sites for about 28,000 internally displaced persons adjacent to its bases in three state capitals to improve living conditions of civilians who have been uprooted by the recent conflict, a senior UN official said in Juba on Tuesday.Full text...
  • UN: Ban deplores expulsion of UN rights officer in DRC
    21 october 2014 22:30:43
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned last week’s decision by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country Mr. Scott Campbell, the top UN human rights official, and urged the government to reconsider its position. Full text...
  • UN: UN General Assembly elects 15 members to UN Human Rights Council
    21 october 2014 21:51:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN General Assembly on Tuesday elected 15 countries to serve on the UN Human Rights Council for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2015. Full text...
  • Côte d’Ivoire: OIF promises to assist Côte d’Ivoire hold peaceful polls
    21 october 2014 20:53:31
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The International Francophone Organization (OIF) has promised to assist the Ivorian Independent Electoral Commission organise a successful Full text...
  • Congo: Namibian president arrives in Congo
    21 october 2014 20:34:49
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Namibian president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, arrived in Brazzaville on Tuesday for a three-day visit to Congo aimed at strengthening ties between his country and Congo.Full text...
  • Tunisia: EU grants Tunisia 200 million euros aid
    21 october 2014 20:24:57
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia is to receive 200 million euros aid from the European Union (EU) under a memorandum of understanding signed in Tunis on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Libya: Seven killed in clashes involving ethnic groups of southern Libya
    21 october 2014 19:51:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Seven people were killed and 23 others injured on Tuesday following an outbreak of armed clashes between members of Toubou and Touareg ethnic communities of southern Libya, hospital sources said.Full text...
  • Nigeria: Tuesday's foreign exchange rates in Nigeria
    21 october 2014 19:17:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following are the latest exchange rates for the Nigerian currency,the Naira as released by the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN):Full text...
  • DR Congo: All contacts linked to Ebola in DR Congo to be discharged in three days
    21 october 2014 19:10:35
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – All contacts linked to the deadly Ebola virus disease in the province of Equateur of northwest DR Congo will be discharged in three days, Public Health Minister Félix Kabange Numbi announced Tuesday at the close of a working session with Prime Minister Matata Ponyo in Kinshasa. Full text...
  • Senegal: ‘Economic independence of the FCFA system requires a split with the French Treasury’
    21 october 2014 18:27:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Dr Babacar Sène, a Senegalese lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, has stressed the need for “budgetary and political federalism” for West African states as a prerequisite for a viable monetary union. Full text...
  • Malawi: Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests two more over Malawi's 'cashgate' scandal
    21 october 2014 18:11:36
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Tuesday arrested two more persons to face criminal charges related to the so-called 'cashgate' scandal that has already led two public officials to jail after their conviction in court. Full text...
  • Togo: Togolese economist argues for fixed exchange rates for ECOWAS currencies
    21 october 2014 17:29:02
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Countries with weak economies, such as those of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), need currencies with fixed and not floating exchange rates, says Aimé Tchabouré Gogué, a retired professor of Economics at the University of Lomé.Full text...
  • UN: Ebola vaccines from Canada, UK to be tested on humans
    21 october 2014 17:23:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said two experimental Ebola vaccines are "front runners" in the race to stop the transmission of the virus, as their trials on humans is underway.Full text...
  • Cote d’Ivoire: ‘Challenge France on the F CFA’ - Economist
    21 october 2014 17:19:16
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – An Ivorian politician has called for the creation of a new currency to replace the F CFA that is used by French-speaking West African countries. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Food expert urges appropriate strategies to address 'hidden hunger' in Sub-Sahara Africa
    21 october 2014 17:08:22
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Sub-Sahara Africa needs to address the challenge of stopping food losses that occur mostly at the processing and storage stage, in order to cut down alarming rates of hunger and under-nutrition, the Director General of the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Shenggen Fan, told PANA in an exclusive interview here on Tuesday. Full text...
  • 2014 AWC: All set for semi-finals
    21 october 2014 16:37:31
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Here are the semi-final fixtures at the ongoing 9th African Women Championship in Namibia.Full text...
  • Burkina Faso: Political barriers hamper ECOWAS monetary union – Economist says
    21 october 2014 16:35:51
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Former Governor of the Central Bank of West African States (CBWAS) Damo Justin Barro says that effective monetary integration could favour an acceleration of the process of monetary integration of member-countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).Full text...
  • Libya: Libyan PM visits Malta for talks on illegal immigration
    21 october 2014 16:25:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Prime Minister, Abdallah Al-theni, is on official visit in Malta since late Monday to discuss with the island's authorities issues related to illegal migration across the Mediterranean Sea, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Libyan government.Full text...
  • Zambia: Obama congratulates Zambia on its 50th independence anniversary
    21 october 2014 14:09:22
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has sent a message of congratulations to President Michael Sata on Zambia’s 50th independence celebrations, to be commemorated on 24 Oct. Full text...
  • Senegal: 'It is getting easier to start business in Africa'
    21 october 2014 13:36:26
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Good Governance Africa (GGA), a research and advocacy body trying to improve governance performance in Africa, said Tuesday its findings show it is getting easier to start business in Africa. Full text...
  • Zambia: Tuesday’s exchange rates for Kwacha
    21 october 2014 13:14:09
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Zambian kwacha, as released by the Bank of Zambia: Full text...
  • Ghana: Ghana hopes gas to flow soon to ease electricity shortfall
    21 october 2014 12:32:21
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - With Ghana struggling to overcome huge challenges in its electricity generation, officials are heaving a sigh of relief that its own gas produced offshore in the west of the country would come on stream in the next few weeks to fire thermal plants that have been starved of gas from Nigeria. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Trading down at West African Bourse
    21 october 2014 12:15:23
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Trading at the West African regional stock exchange, BRVM, ended Monday on the decline, with the BRVM Index 10 falling from 261.50 points to 258.38 points, representing a decrease of 1.19%. Full text...
  • Libya: EU expresses 'deep concern' about consequences of Libyan crisis
    21 october 2014 12:00:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has expressed deep concern about the raging Libyan crisis, its implications for the citizens, the threat to the chances of achieving a peaceful political transition and its negative impact in North Africa and the Sahel region. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Some 500 'Young Leaders' participate in Mandela Washington Fellowship
    21 october 2014 11:42:18
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Some 500 young people between the ages of 25 and 35 from the African continent have completed a six-week programme in top US universities as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a diplomatic source said on Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...
  • Kenya: Kenya committed to global digital agenda - Official
    21 october 2014 11:24:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya is committed to supporting the global digital agenda activities espoused of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Information Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has said. Full text...
  • Kenya: Kenya Airways boosts fleet with two new planes
    21 october 2014 11:15:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways has received two new modern planes with state-of-the-art features, bringing the number of its active aircraft to 40.Full text...
  • Rwanda: Tuesday's exchange rates for Rwandan franc
    21 october 2014 11:08:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Rwandan franc as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Tanzania: 'Sub-Sahara region remains strong, but needs attention to macroeconomic constraints'
    21 october 2014 11:06:20
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Growth trends in most of sub-Saharan Africa remain strong, driven by sustained infrastructure investment, buoyant services sectors, and strong agricultural production, even as oil-related activities provide less support, according to latest findings by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...
  • Senegal: Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    21 october 2014 10:56:30
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasi. Full text...
  • South Africa: Pistorius sentenced to five year's imprisonment
    21 october 2014 09:50:18
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Fallen hero Oscar Pistorius was Tuesday sentenced to five years in prison for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Over 25 countries to participate in Nigeria trade fair
    21 october 2014 08:41:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - More than 25 countries have indicated interest in participating in this year’s edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair, one of Africa’s largest trade fairs, from 7-16 Nov., according to organiser Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI).Full text...
  • Mauritius: Tuesday's forex rates for Rupee
    21 october 2014 08:16:59
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee: Full text...
  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana yet to decide on 2015 AFCON hosting - President Mahama
    21 october 2014 08:10:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama says the government has not taken any decision yet to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Full text...
  • Ghana: President Mahama acknowledges 'turnaround' in Ebola response
    21 october 2014 08:03:12
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has said the turnaround in international response to the Ebola virus disease in parts of West Africa has raised hopes for the fight against the disease. Full text...
  • Tanzania: IMF projects robust growth in sub-Saharan Africa
    21 october 2014 08:00:05
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - “The strong growth trends of recent years in the sub-Saharan Africa region are expected to continue," Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s African Department, said late Monday. Full text...
  • Ghana: Tuesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    21 october 2014 07:36:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's average inter-bank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi, as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers: Full text...
  • Tanzania: Tuesday's forex rates for Shilling
    21 october 2014 07:23:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling, as issued by the Bank of Tanzania: Full text...
  • Nigeria: Football federation negotiates with firm to pay foreign coach
    21 october 2014 07:17:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is negotiating with a company to pay the salary of a foreign coach who is to be hired at the conclusion of the ongoing 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.Full text...
  • UN: UN official calls for efforts to combat sexual violence in South Sudan
    21 october 2014 05:59:41
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Full text...
  • UN: UN Ebola Trust Fund generates millions of dollars in pledges
    21 october 2014 05:50:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Trust Fund for Ebola Response set up by the UN Secretary-General has received US$8.8 million in deposits and US$5 million in commitment, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.Full text...
  • UN: UN envoy in Somalia condemns attack on AU troops
    21 october 2014 05:35:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Kay has condemned an attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as Full text...
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