Archives - 28 august 2015
  • US: US mourns with Nigeria over ambassador's death
    28 august 2015 22:15:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government has expressed its sadness on the death of Nigeria’s Ambassador to the US, Adebowale Adefuye, on Thursday in Washington DC. Full text...
  • Mali: 8.7 kg of gold seized by customs officials on Mali-Guinea border
    28 august 2015 21:26:36
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The customs office of Kourémalé on the Mali-Guinea border in West Africa has seized a total of 8.7 kg of gold and considerable amounts of medicines and cigarettes being smuggled from Guinea, a customs source said on Friday.Full text...
  • Mali: Parliament urges armed groups in northern Mali to give up violence
    28 august 2015 21:08:06
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian Parliament has called armed groups in the north of the country to immediately give up any act of violence and urged the Malian government to provide the Malian defence and security forces with appropriate means to contain the rebels. Full text...
  • UN: UN urges all countries to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban for a nuclear-free world
    28 august 2015 20:49:32
    New York, US (PANA) - For the fifth International Day against Nuclear Tests, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed voluntary moratoria on testing imposed by nuclear-armed states, but stressed that these cannot substitute for a legally-binding treaty. Full text...
  • UN: UNHCR says 300,000 migrants crossed Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year
    28 august 2015 19:41:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe has surpassed 300,000 this year, up from 219,000 during the whole of 2014, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Friday. Full text...
  • UN: Ban urges all parties in Burundi to 'look beyond political differences'
    28 august 2015 19:01:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Fifteen years after the signing of a landmark Burundi peace accord, Full text...
  • UN: UNICEF announces release of 163 more children by armed group in CAR
    28 august 2015 18:51:26
    New York, US (PANA) - An armed group in Central African Republic (CAR) has released 163 children in the country where thousands of other boys and girls are still serving as combatants, cooks and messengers for the country’s militant factions, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced Friday. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Rwanda beats Ethiopia 3-1 in friendly
    28 august 2015 18:09:51
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - In preparation for their Group H first match against Ghana’s Black Stars on 5 September in Kigali, as part of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers, Rwanda's national team Friday beat Ethiopia 3-1 in a friendly played in Kigali. Full text...
  • Rwanda: DR Congo-Rwanda commission verifies common border
    28 august 2015 17:50:38
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A joint commission for demarcation of the border between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has embarked on a plan to fast-track the relocation of Congolese families who have been living in no-man's land between the two countries for several decades, a Rwandan member of the commission told PANA Friday.Full text...
  • Zambia: Zambia adversely affected by recent global economic developments
    28 august 2015 17:12:30
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Recent global economic developments have had an adverse effect on Zambia, the central bank said, cautioning that Zambia remains vulnerable to developments in the global economy.Full text...
  • Senegal: CICC welcomes trial of Congolese militia leader
    28 august 2015 15:55:39
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) has said that the long-awaited opening of the trial of Congolese militia leader, Bosco Ntaganda, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a significant step in the fight against impunity and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...
  • UN: UN relief official urges scale up support for troubled Lake Chad region
    28 august 2015 15:47:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Regional Humanitarian for Africa's Sahel region, Mr. Toby Lanzer, Full text...
  • Rwanda: Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    28 august 2015 14:31:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan Franc, as published by the National Bank of Rwanda: Full text...
  • UN: Libya political talks resume, UN envoy urges parties to set aside differences
    28 august 2015 13:17:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced that a round of Libyan political dialogue began on Thursday in Skhirat, Morocco, with discussions expected to focus on expediting the process towards finalizing the Libyan political agreement, including reaching agreement on a Government of National Accord.Full text...
  • Tanzania: IOM, Libyan authorities rescue desperate migrants as deaths at sea soar
    28 august 2015 13:13:11
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – After rescuing 100 migrants - nine of them women and two girls – the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Friday it was working throughout the day to collect information regarding the migrants who went missing earlier in the Mediterranean Sea.Full text...
  • Zambia: Friday’s forex rates for Kwacha
    28 august 2015 12:55:27
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Zambian kwacha, as released by the Bank of Zambia. Full text...
  • Senegal: CPJ condemns arson attack on independent radio station in Burkina Faso
    28 august 2015 12:54:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned an arson attack on the independent Radio Manegmoogo in Burkina Faso, and called on authorities ''to identify and prosecute the perpetrators.''Full text...
  • Senegal: Friday's forex rates for Gambian Dalasis
    28 august 2015 11:38:04
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasis (D): Full text...
  • FAO: Potato varieties to be stored for perpetuity
    28 august 2015 11:32:18
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Varieties of one of the world's most important staple crops will be stored for perpetuity deep in the Arctic ice Friday, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Full text...
  • Kenya: IFAD to finance cereals productions in Kenya
    28 august 2015 11:18:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an agreement to finance the Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme-Climate-Resilient Livelihoods Agricultural Window (KCEP-CRAL), the government said here Friday. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Friday's forex rates for Rupee
    28 august 2015 10:04:36
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee: Full text...
  • Ghana: National security authorities confirm two Ghanaians join ISIS
    28 august 2015 09:21:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's National Security Co-ordinator Yaw Donkor has confirmed that two Ghanaians have joined the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the state-owned Graphic newspaper reported on Friday. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Nigeria's Ambassador to US dies at 68
    28 august 2015 08:57:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Ambassador to the US Ade Adefuye has died suddenly at the age of 68, the local media reported Friday. Full text...
  • Ghana: Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    28 august 2015 08:49:47
    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 exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    28 august 2015 08:07:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling, as issued by the Bank of Tanzania; Full text...
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