Archives - 22 march 2017
  • UN: UN atomic agency, Sudan govt host meeting on cancer in developing countries
    22 march 2017 20:52:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Cancer can be a death warrant in some developing countries, spurring the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the international community on Wednesday held a high-level meeting in Khartoum, Sudan, on how to get more funding and support for treatment to parts of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Full text...
  • UN: UN official says 370,000 persons displaced in south-east DRC
    22 march 2017 20:30:22
    New York, US (PANA) - Intercommunal violence in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the DRC, Mamadou Diallo, has said, warning that the current response is being outstripped by the needs. Full text...
  • UN: UNICEF says 600 million children worldwide face extreme water shortages
    22 march 2017 20:12:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Warning that as many as 600 million children – one in four worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely scare water by 2040, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday called on governments to take immediate measures to curb the impact on the lives of children. Full text...
  • Malawi: Malawi set on recovery path after El Niño-induced drought
    22 march 2017 18:49:35
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Solidifying the gains in macroeconomic stability, by limiting spending to available resources and safeguarding external and financial sector stability, will continue to be Malawi's key policy objectives in the near term, according to staff level understandings reached on Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the government in Lilongwe.Full text...
  • Nigeria: China lobbies Nigeria's ruling party on One China policy
    22 march 2017 18:05:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Peoples Republic of China Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian, on Wednesday requested Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure ‘full execution’ of the One China policy between the two countries. Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana sees opportunities in strengthened bilateral relations
    22 march 2017 16:53:29
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has announced intention to intensify its diplomatic relations as part of efforts to address the country’s development challenges.Full text...
  • Egypt: Burundi joins Afreximbank as participating State
    22 march 2017 16:44:14
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Burundi has acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), making it a participating state of the continental trade finance bank, the Cairo-based pan-African multilateral financial institution announced on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Kenya: FAO urges safe wastewater use to boost agro output
    22 march 2017 15:34:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The FAO Wednesday called on the global community to use treated wastewater in boosting agricultural output instead of flushing it away. Full text...
  • Botswana: ICT, transport sector budget continues to increase in Botswana
    22 march 2017 15:24:31
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has been challenged to consider increasing budget for road network and ICT development in the country, according to Kitso Mokaila, the Transport and Communication minister.Full text...
  • UN: UN report calls for more sustainable forests management
    22 march 2017 15:17:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Cautioning on the impact of human activity such as practices and use of woodfuel on world’s forests, the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday called for better wood-energy conversion technologies and more sustainable management of forests so that everyone benefits. Full text...
  • Gambia: Wednesday ’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    22 march 2017 15:05:40
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi, as issued by the Central Bank of The Gambia. Full text...
  • Kenya: ICRC raises red flag on hunger crisis in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, others
    22 march 2017 13:26:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The ICRC has appealed for financial assistance to the tune of US$ 400 million to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, South Sudan, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, the global humanitarian body said Wednesday in a news dispatch from Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    22 march 2017 13:16:27
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan Franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Nigeria's secret police arrest 13 Boko Haram top terrorists
    22 march 2017 13:14:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian secret police, the Department of State Security (DSS), on Wednesday announced the arrest of 13 top Boko Haram terrorists in various part of the country. Full text...
  • Nigeria: 5 suicide bombers kill 3 in Northeast Nigeria
    22 march 2017 13:05:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A multiple suicide bombing occurred in three locations around the popular Muna Garage area of Maiduguri metropolis, Northeast Nigeria, in the early hours of Wednesday, the Northeast Zonal Information Officer of the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, confirmed to PANA here. Full text...
  • The Netherlands: ICC sentences Bemba to one year imprisonment, 300,000 euros
    22 march 2017 12:06:04
    The Hague, The Netherlands (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, The Netherlands, on Wednesday sentenced former DR Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to one year imprisonment for bribing witnesses at his trial for war crimes at the court. Full text...
  • South Africa: Official opposition moves to sanction senior official over offensive tweet
    22 march 2017 11:28:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday confirmed that a hearing into the conduct of its former leader Helen Zille will be held on Saturday. Full text...
  • Mauritius: African Economic Platform adopts common strategy
    22 march 2017 10:21:02
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) - The African Economic Platform (AEP) ended on Tuesday night in Mauritius with participants calling for the establishment of joint permanent commissions which will enhance business relations, particularly through the setting up of Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones.Full text...
  • Italy: Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN
    22 march 2017 09:23:43
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Cautioning the impact of human activity such as practices use of woodfuel on world’s forests, the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have called for better wood-energy conversions technologies and more sustainable management of forests so that everyone benefits. Full text...
  • Italy: FAO, UNFCCC to strengthen countries’ ability to craft agriculture strategies
    22 march 2017 09:09:01
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the world's leading climate-change authority have signed an agreement allowing both institutions to better serve countries around the world to adapt to and mitigate the impact of warmer global temperatures and meet their pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Full text...
  • US: Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 - UNICEF
    22 march 2017 07:16:00
    New York, US (PANA) - Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UN children's agency (UNICEF) report released on World Water Day. Full text...
  • Switzerland: Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’ – WMO
    22 march 2017 07:00:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday, warning that the extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. Full text...
  • South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief urges political solution for South Sudanese crisis
    22 march 2017 06:47:29
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The security situation in South Sudan is “very worrisome,” the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Ghana: Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    22 march 2017 06:30:40
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • Tanzania: Wednesday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    22 march 2017 06:29:28
    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...
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