Archives - 28 may 2015
  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of UN peacekeeper in Mali
    28 may 2015 22:05:30
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the shooting incident that took place in Bamako, Mali, on Monday, 25 May, during which a peacekeeper with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was killed and another injured.Full text...
  • Libya: Libya seeks support from OIC countries to eradicate terrorism
    28 may 2015 21:55:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of foreign affairs and International cooperation, Mohamed al-Dairi, on Thursday appealed to member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to help Libya in its fight against terrorist groups, particularly Daech (Islamic State). Full text...
  • Togo: ASKY, Air Burkina sign partnership agreement
    28 may 2015 21:53:59
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - ASKY Airlines, a private airline founded by West African governments, and Air Burkina, the national carrier of Burkina Faso, on Thursday signed a partnership agreement to strengthen their networks and offer passengers "new links", says a communiqué issued by ASKY, whose headquarters is in Lomé.Full text...
  • Tunisia: Wanted Moroccan arrested for alleged involvement in Bardo attack
    28 may 2015 20:51:51
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a Moroccan national accused of being involved in the terror attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, in March, which claimed the lives for 24 people, including 21 tourists. Full text...
  • Sudan: Security to 'reconsider' suspension of newspapers
    28 may 2015 20:44:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Thursday announced it would reconsider the suspension of at least five daily newspapers out of 10 that were seized earlier this week for publishing a story seen by the Sudanese security as undermining social security.Full text...
  • Burkina Faso: Conference on anti-constitutional changes in Africa opens
    28 may 2015 20:30:37
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – An international conference on anti-constitutional changes of governments in Africa opened on Thursday in Ouagadougou under the theme: "Rule of law, democracy and anti-constitutional changes of governments: concepts, limits and perspectives."Full text...
  • Côte d'Ivoire: French FM to attend investiture of Buhari
    28 may 2015 20:12:11
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius, will on Friday attend the investiture of Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari.Full text...
  • Tanzania: Adesina of Nigeria elected 8th President of AfDB
    28 may 2015 19:19:34
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Akinwumi A. Adesina, currently serving as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, was Thursday appointed by the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as the Bank’s incoming President.Full text...
  • Kenya: UNICEF decries deaths of children caught in Burundi crossfire
    28 may 2015 18:44:21
    Nairobi,Kenya (PANA) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has decried the effect of continuing violence in Burundi, which has resulted into the death of children, killed in crossfire.Full text...
  • Kenya: Varsity rights centre to support war against terror in Kenya
    28 may 2015 18:31:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan university on Thursday launched a human rights centre to provide training to security personnel involved in the fight against terrorism in Kenya. Full text...
  • Sudan: Dozens of heads of state to attend President Bashir's inauguration
    28 may 2015 18:17:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Tameem, the Emir of Qatar, will be among dozens of heads of state and parliament speakers attending the inauguration of President Omar al Bashir in Khartoum on 2 June 2015 following his re-election in April, the semi-official Sudan Media Centre reported Thursday. Full text...
  • UN: Sahel displaced now more than 3.5 million - UN official says
    28 may 2015 17:53:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The number of people who have fled their homes in Africa's Full text...
  • Tanzania: EAC emergency summit on Burundi set for Sunday
    28 may 2015 16:25:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An emergency summit of East African leaders on the situation in Burundi will take place Sunday in Dar es Salaam, it was officially announced here Thursday. Full text...
  • Italy: Stakeholders work to boost food security in cities
    28 may 2015 15:28:33
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding the world's cities and the importance of efficient urban markets, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) are partnering to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in the wholesale sector, including developing "best practices" for reducing food waste.Full text...
  • Burundi: Catholic Church withdraws from 'uncertain electoral process'
    28 may 2015 13:34:00
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Catholic Church in Burundi on Thursday announced the withdrawal of its members from the various provincial independent electoral commissions (CEPI) and the communal independent electoral commissions (CECI) following the bloody clamp down on demonstrators protesting against the third term bid of president Pierre Nkurunziza.Full text...
  • Senegal: Thursday forex rates for Gambian Dalasis
    28 may 2015 12:56:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasis (D): Full text...
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Moroccan bank is African bank of the year 2015
    28 may 2015 12:03:11
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Morocco's Popular Bank Group has won the 2015 African Bank of the year, beating four other banks, at the 9th edition of the African Banker Awards, held in Abidjan Wednesday, on the sidelines of the ongoing meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Full text...
  • Libya: Human Rights Watch seeks reprieve for civilians trapped by fighting
    28 may 2015 11:19:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the parties to the Libyan conflict to allow civilians trapped in zones where fighting is raging, in the districts of the second city of Benghazi and other regions, to either leave or have access to food and medical care.Full text...
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Canada, Guinea sign pact on investment promotion
    28 may 2015 10:53:52
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Canada and Guinea Wednesday signed an agreement to promote and protect foreign investments in their countries.Full text...
  • South Africa: SA rocked by FIFA corruption scandal
    28 may 2015 10:21:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African football has been thrown into turmoil amid allegations that local officials paid more than US$10 million in bribes to secure the rights to host the 2010 World Cup. Full text...
  • Zambia: Thursday’s exchange rates for Kwacha
    28 may 2015 10:16:25
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Zambian kwacha, as released by the Bank of Zambia. Full text...
  • UN: WHO devotes 'World No Tobacco Day 2015' to combating illegal tobacco trade
    28 may 2015 08:46:19
    New York, US (PANA) - One in every 10 cigarettes consumed is illicit, making them cheaper and more accessible to people from low-income groups, as well as to children, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, ahead of this year’s "World No Tobacco Day", devoted to combating the illegal tobacco trade. Full text...
  • UN: Evidence shows early start of anti-retroviral therapy saves lives
    28 may 2015 08:42:35
    New York, US (PANA) - Additional evidence that starting anti-retroviral therapy early can save lives has been welcomed by the UN agency dealing with HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS).Full text...
  • UN: 'Dialogue needed to tackle violence against women in Sudan'
    28 may 2015 08:40:05
    New York, US (PANA) - More open and constructive dialogue should be held among Sudanese stakeholders as a top priority to address the silence and the denials of crimes against women, a UN human rights expert, Ms. Rashida Manjoo, said as she concluded her recent, 12-day mission to Sudan.Full text...
  • Ghana: Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    28 may 2015 08:35:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's average inter-bank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi, as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers: Full text...
  • Tanzania: Thursday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    28 may 2015 08:12:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling, as issued by the Bank of Tanzania: Full text...
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