Archives - 24 july 2014
  • UN: Security Council happy with Central African Republic ceasefire
    24 july 2014 22:52:14
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR).Full text...
  • Nigeria: Ebola fears in Lagos
    24 july 2014 21:56:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Fears that the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has landed in Nigeria heightened on Thursday after a Liberian man, who exhibited the symptoms of the disease, was hospitalised in the commercial city of Lagos. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Thursday's foreign exchange rates in Nigeria
    24 july 2014 21:44:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Nigerian currency, the Naira, against other currencies, as released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Full text...
  • Ethiopia: UN Human Index shows poverty decline slows down in Africa
    24 july 2014 21:04:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The rate at which poverty is being eliminated in Africa has slowed down due to food price increments, heightened political discontent and poor income spread in most towns and rural areas, affecting 585 million people in Africa, according to a UN report released on Thursday.Full text...
  • UN: Envoys welcome signing of Central African Republic ceasefire
    24 july 2014 20:52:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Two senior UN officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and stressed the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts.Full text...
  • UN: Report says persistent vulnerability threatens human development
    24 july 2014 19:30:05
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN report launched on Thursday in Tokyo says reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress. Full text...
  • Senegal: MFWA expresses concern about working conditions of journalists in West Africa
    24 july 2014 19:17:46
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Accra-based sub-regional press freedom watchdog, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has expressed concern about the general working conditions of journalists in West Africa. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: UNECA unveils technology to monitor highway construction in Africa
    24 july 2014 18:53:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has developed a new technology that would provide countries with the latest information on the development of major highway links across Africa in a new plan to boost regional trade and reduce the cost of regional trade.Full text...
  • Senegal: MFWA says editor attacked in Guinea
    24 july 2014 18:42:30
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Accra-based sub-regional press freedom watchdog, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Thursday disclosed that Joseph Siba Guilavogui, an editor in Guinea, was attacked and assaulted by some members of the country's Gendarmerie. Full text...
  • UN: Envoy condemns renewal of Boko Haram attacks on civilians
    24 july 2014 18:38:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Said Djinnit, the head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), on Full text...
  • UN: ICC says Al-Senussi case is inadmissible before the Court
    24 july 2014 18:36:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday unanimously confirmed ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I’s decision which declared the case against Abdullah Al-Senussi inadmissible before the ICC. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Jonathan receives letters of credence from Qatari, UAE ambassadors
    24 july 2014 18:30:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Thursday received the letters of credence from the Ambassadors of Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE), advocating a deeper, stronger and more partnership between Nigeria and other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).Full text...
  • Libya: Army warns against foreign intervention in Libya
    24 july 2014 18:25:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan army has said although the continuing violence in Tripoli and Benghazi has made the north African country a fertile ground for foreign intervention, such a development would make Libya lose its sovereignty and the dignity of its people. Full text...
  • Sudan: EU commends Sudanese govt. for allowing woman in apostasy case to leave
    24 july 2014 17:56:12
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The European Union (EU) on Thursday commended the Sudanese government for allowing the cleared of apostasy charges, Meriam Ibrahim, to leave the country for Italy.Full text...
  • Sudan: Heavy fighting reported in South Sudan as humanitarian crisis spreads
    24 july 2014 17:46:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations on Thursday reported heavy fighting between government and rebel troops in the South Sudanese town of Nasser. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    24 july 2014 17:12:14
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan Franc: Full text...
  • Cameroon: Cholera kills 50 in Cameroon's northern region
    24 july 2014 17:10:53
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – More than 1,233 cases of cholera, with the attendant 50 deaths, have been reported since the beginning of April in the far northern region of Cameroon, the country’s national television, CRTV, reported Thursday.Full text...
  • Nigeria: UN says global pressure for release of Chibok girls slowing down
    24 july 2014 17:01:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United Nations (UN) Thursday expressed worry at the gradual reduction of global pressure for the release of about 276 college school girls abducted on 14 April, 2014, from Chibok, in north eastern Borno State, by Boko Haram terrorists. Full text...
  • Nigeria: NEPAD agency to launch information portal on sustainable energy
    24 july 2014 16:55:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is set to launch its first information portal on sustainable energy in Africa, to be known as the Africa Information and Communication Network (AICN), according to a statement from the South Africa-based Agency, made available to PANA here on Thursday. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Kano's central motor park bombed
    24 july 2014 16:50:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A bomb explosion has occurred at the central motor park on Nigeria's northern city of Kano, a day after another northern city was rocked by a twin explosion that left at least 85 dead Full text...
  • Italy: Global plan of action endorsed to halt escalating degradation of soils
    24 july 2014 16:44:44
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, according to government representatives and experts meeting at the FAO headquarters here.Full text...
  • Tunisia: Tunisia, Spain to strengthen efforts in terrorism fight
    24 july 2014 16:32:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia and Spain Thursday reaffirmed the importance to double their efforts in the domain of terrorism fight, according to Tunisian and Spanish authorities, Full text...
  • Cameroon: World Bank-Cameroon cooperation is excellent, says WB Chief
    24 july 2014 16:22:40
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The World bank vice-president for Africa, Makhtar Diop, said here Thursday, on the occasion of his visit to Cameroon, that “cooperation between the World Bank and Cameroon remains excellent”.Full text...
  • Nigeria: NFF to ratify Maigari's impeachment, new contract with Keshi
    24 july 2014 16:11:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has agreed to convene an emergency congress 31 July, 2014, to ratify the impeachment of Alhaji Aminu Maigari as President of the NFF executive committee. Full text...
  • Mauritania: Mauritanian NGOs denounce "massacres" in Gaza
    24 july 2014 16:03:56
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - In a statement issued on Thursday in Nouakchott, the national Forum of human rights organizations (FONADH), a coalition of about 20 Mauritanian NGOs, has condemned the "massacres", by the Israeli army, of civilians including women and children in the Gaza Strip. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Composition of the new Rwandan government
    24 july 2014 15:47:41
    Kigali, Rwanda PANA) – Following is the list of ministers and other senior government officials following the inauguration of the new Rwandan Prime minister, Anastase Murekezi, Thursday by president Paul Kagamé. Full text...
  • Ghana: Workers protest rising cost of living
    24 july 2014 15:43:14
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Workers in Ghana on Thursday demonstrated across the country to protest against the rising cost of living and to demand immediate and effective action from the government to stop the deterioration in the economy.Full text...
  • Nigeria: AUCISS explains recent visit to South Sudan
    24 july 2014 15:36:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In continuation of its fact-finding work which African Head of State and Government tasked the Commission to carry out as a means of reaching sustained peace and stability in South Sudan, the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS), led by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria, visited Juba last Sunday. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Nigerian Football Federation president impeached
    24 july 2014 15:05:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The crisis that rocked Nigerian football since its national football team, Super Eagles crashed out of the just-concluded 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil took another dimension Thursday as the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced that it has impeached the president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, over a 15-count charge.Full text...
  • Mauritius: 4th IOC Summit opens Saturday in Comoros
    24 july 2014 14:55:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The fourth Summit of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) opens Saturday in Moroni, capital of Comoros Islands, according to organizers, who said that the French President, François Hollande, and his counterparts from Seychelles and Madagascar, James Michel and Hery Rajaonarimampianina respectively, and the Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, will attend, PANA reported Thursday from here. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AU to convene PSC Summit on terrorism in Kenya
    24 july 2014 14:41:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council has resolved to hold a Summit in Nairobi on 2 December, 2014, to discuss terrorism and how to combat it through continental strategies, a Senior AU official told PANA here Thursday. Full text...
  • Zambia: Zambia seeks release of abducted national in Darfur
    24 july 2014 14:33:42
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Zambian government says efforts are being made to secure the release of a Zambian humanitarian worker, Felix Ngoma, who was abducted in the volatile Sudanese region of Darfur by suspected Janjaweed militia. Full text...
  • Algeria: Air Algerie plane with 116 on board 'missing'
    24 july 2014 13:20:40
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - An MD-83 passenger plane owned by Algerian national flag career Air Algerie, with 116 people on board, has been declared missing by the operators, the Spanish company Swiftair, aviation sources said here Thursday. Full text...
  • Zambia: Scotland announces plan to aid Zambia’s health sector
    24 july 2014 12:44:40
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Scotland has said it will send a team of medical experts to Zambia to assess the critical areas of need where the European country would render technical and financial aid to improve Zambia’s primary healthcare delivery.Full text...
  • Kenya: UNHCR urges Europe to curb refugee, migrant deaths
    24 july 2014 12:38:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN refugee agency Thursday called for an urgent European action to stop rising refugee and migrant deaths at sea, after more than 260 people, mostly Africans, died or were reported missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe in the last 10 days alone.Full text...
  • Libya: Libyan PM denies requesting foreign military intervention
    24 july 2014 12:33:35
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has said it never requested a foreign military intervention in Libya to deal with the security chaos in the country.Full text...
  • Mauritania: Thursday's forex rates for Ouguiya
    24 july 2014 12:22:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya: Full text...
  • Libya: 250 illegal migrants arrested at Libyan/Sudanese border
    24 july 2014 12:09:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 250 illegal migrants aboard five vehicles have been arrested in the Libyan/Sudanese border area, in Libya's South-east town of Kufra, the Commander of the Sudan-Libyan joint forces and chief of the military council of the city, Col. Suleyman Hamid, said in a statement obtained by PANA here Thursday.Full text...
  • Ethiopia: Bill Gates optimistic about Africa's progress in combating health challenges
    24 july 2014 11:43:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Visiting founder of global software giant Microsoft Bill Gates has hailed African countries for making progress in agriculture and health, but said African governments must do more.Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Govt to ratify the UN Arms Trade treaty
    24 july 2014 11:34:13
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government has adopted a bill concerning the ratification of the UN Arms Trade treaty, which was adopted 2 April 2013, PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...
  • Senegal: Thursday's forex rates for Gambian Dalasis
    24 july 2014 11:29:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Following are Thursday's forex rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasis (D): Full text...
  • Kenya: Four face terror charges
    24 july 2014 11:27:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Four terror suspects arrested in Nairobi last weekend for possessing explosive-making materials and US$1,121 worth of bhang, a derivative of cannabis, were charged to court in the Kenyan capital Thursday.Full text...
  • Ethiopia: South Sudan peace talks on interim government to resume
    24 july 2014 10:22:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The South Sudanese talks will resume 30 July to work out a comprehensive ceasefire agreement and finalise work on an interim government by 10 Aug., Full text...
  • Mauritius: Thursday's forex rates for Rupee
    24 july 2014 10:01:41
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee: Full text...
  • South Africa: SA seeks to level trade relationship with Angola
    24 july 2014 08:45:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The ongoing Feira Internacional de Angola (FILDA) trade exhibition in Luanda provides South Africa with an opportunity to balance the uneven trade that exists between the country and Angola, according to South Africa’s Director of Export Promotion in the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Julias Nyalunga. Full text...
  • Congo: Ceasefire deal for CAR signed
    24 july 2014 08:39:16
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The parties involved in the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday night signed a ceasefire agreement to end the violence that started in March 2013.Full text...
  • Ghana: Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    24 july 2014 08:28:35
    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...
  • Burundi: Govt dismantles 56 armed groups
    24 july 2014 08:26:16
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's Public Security Ministry has announced the dismantling of 56 armed groups during the first quarter of 2014 in different parts of the country, PANA reported from here Thursday Full text...
  • Tanzania: Thursday's forex rates for Shilling
    24 july 2014 08:10:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling: Full text...
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