Archives - 24 april 2014
  • Gambia: ECOWAS insurers discuss claims management for Brown Card
    24 april 2014 22:19:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - About 70 insurers in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Thursday gathered in Banjul to discuss claims management regarding the Brown Card Insurance Scheme in West Africa.Full text...
  • Libya: Five family members shot dead in Benghazi
    24 april 2014 22:03:54
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Five members of the same family were shot dead and another injured slightly on Thursday evening in their house on the road to the airport of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, which has been a theatre of daily violence. Full text...
  • Nigeria :Thursday's foreign exchange rates in Nigeria
    24 april 2014 22:02:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 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...
  • Gambia: Opposition leader returns home
    24 april 2014 21:52:44
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The purpose of the two-month tour of Europe and the US by People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was to inform Gambians in the Diaspora about the “urgent need for democratic change” in the leadership of country, its leader Omar Jallow, said on Thursday.Full text...
  • Mauritania: President Aziz, WB official discuss electricity project
    24 april 2014 21:35:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian president Ould Abdel Aziz and the World Bank sub-regional Operations Director, Mrs Vera Songwe, on Thursday discussed a 300-megawatt electricity project that would also benefit Senegal and Mali. Full text...
  • Mali: 'Malaria claimed more than 1,600 lives in 2013'
    24 april 2014 21:23:34
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malaria killed 1,643 people in Mali in 2013, Dr Diakaridia Koné, Director of the the national malaria programme, said on Thursday in Bamako.Full text...
  • UN: Ban urges countries to ratify treaty to abolish death penalty
    24 april 2014 21:09:45
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged countries around the world to ratify an international treaty aimed at abolishing what has been described as the "cruel" death penalty. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Enlarged National Security Council meeting ends
    24 april 2014 20:52:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The much anticipated all-inclusive Nigerian National Security Council meeting with the nation’s state Governors, security chiefs and religious leaders ended in Abuja on Thursday with an agreement for synergy between the three tiers of government – Federal, State and Local governments - in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal acts.Full text...
  • US: UN Mission in South Sudan condemns attack on supply convoy
    24 april 2014 20:20:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned Thursday's attack on a convoy of barges delivering urgently needed food and fuel supplies to its base in Malakal in Upper Nile state. Full text...
  • Tunis: Japan gives Tunisia 10 billion Yen loan for sanitation
    24 april 2014 20:04:37
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian national constituent assembly on Thursday ratified a 10.87 billion-yen loan from Japan to finance a project to improve water works and sanitation in the water treatment stations in several Tunisian regions.Full text...
  • 2016 CHAN: Three Rwandan cities selected to host CHAN matches
    24 april 2014 19:49:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Three Rwandan cities have been selected to host matches of the fourth edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2016, sports sources told PANA on Thursday in Kigali.Full text...
  • Morocco: Guinean president seeks Morocco's support in agriculture
    24 april 2014 19:42:00
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – Guinea's president, Alpha Condé, on Thursday sought the support of Morocco for the development of agriculture in his country.Full text...
  • Libya: National dialogue will be 'inclusive', says monitoring committee
    24 april 2014 19:18:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The chairman of the committee preparing for the Libya's national dialogue, Fayçal al-Amine, on Thursday said in Tripoli that the dialogue would be inclusive and involve all the country's groups. Full text...
  • Nigeria: President Jonathan says WEF in Abuja will be safe
    24 april 2014 18:56:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday reassured the global community of the safety of all participants in next month’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, to be held in the capital city of Abuja. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Japan, Nigeria to sign deal on polio eradication
    24 april 2014 18:41:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Japanese government on Thursday said that it is ready to begin the disbursement of US$85 million loan to assist Nigeria to eradicate the polio menace.Full text...
  • Nigeria: ECOWAS parliament meets in Ghana, task leaders on security, employment
    24 april 2014 17:52:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A two-day dialogue session on the challenges of border crossing and opportunities for trade and finance for ECOWAS parliament member countries has begun in Accra, Ghana. Full text...
  • UN: Official says peaceful, stable societies vital for development
    24 april 2014 17:07:54
    New York, US (PANA) - UN General Assembly President, Mr. John Ashe, says peace and stability are vital if sustainable development is to take root and flourish.Full text...
  • UN: Ban lauds Algerians on peaceful polls
    24 april 2014 16:56:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday congratulated the people and Government of Algeria on the peaceful holding of recent presidential elections and encouraged them to work together to strengthen the democratic process in their country. Full text...
  • Libya: Govt. to grant financial aid to Libyan refugees in Tunisia, Egypt
    24 april 2014 15:36:19
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government will grant financial aid, totalling 50 million Libyan dinars (about US$ 45 million) to Libyan families that took refuge in Tunisia and Egypt during the 2011 revolution which overthrew the dictatorial regime of Muammar Kadhafi. Full text...
  • Libya: US to help Libya fight insecurity
    24 april 2014 15:29:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - US Deputy Secretary of State, Williams Burns, reiterated Thursday in Tripoli his country's commitment to help Libya to strengthen its security services. Full text...
  • Senegal: Rotary, UNESCO train professionals on water, sanitation
    24 april 2014 15:16:39
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The first class of five Rotary-sponsored scholars Thursday graduated with the Master of Science degrees in water education from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, in Delft, Netherlands, Rotary International announced in a statement. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: African, Western diplomats mull bold steps to conflict-free Africa
    24 april 2014 15:06:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African and Western diplomats joined forces Thursday to discuss strategies to curb the flow of arms, boost confidence in the state and hasten the creation of an armed force as part of efforts towards a conflict-free Africa by 2020.Full text...
  • Kenya: President Kiir pardons 4 detainees on treason trial (Update)
    24 april 2014 14:55:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Thursday pardoned four senior political rivals, a day after their treason trial ended in the capital, Juba, “for the sake of peace”.Full text...
  • BREAKING NEWS: South Sudan pardons 4 political detainees
    24 april 2014 14:34:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Sudan Thursday pardoned four political detainees whose trial ended Wednesday. Full text...
  • Nigeria: President meets with governors, security chiefs on security situation
    24 april 2014 13:46:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has opened the much anticipated all-inclusive National Security Council meeting with the nation’s state Governors, security chiefs and religious leaders.Full text...
  • Nigeria: NGO seeks UN intervention over abducted girls
    24 april 2014 13:45:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian NGO Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the the UN to “urgently intervene'' to secure the release of the school girls who were abducted nine days ago by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in northern Nigeria. Full text...
  • Morocco: Countries urged to shift to more sustainable food systems in face of climate change
    24 april 2014 12:59:11
    Meknès, Morocco (PANA) - Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems as well as step up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, according to Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) José Graziano da Silva. Full text...
  • Cameroon: Unisport maintains lead in football league
    24 april 2014 12:51:38
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Unisport is maintaining its lead in the Cameroonian first division football league, following its 1-0 victory over Tonnerre on Match Day 15 Wednesday.Full text...
  • South Africa: South Africa's historic elections commemorated in UK
    24 april 2014 12:48:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has undertaken a three-day visit to the UK to mark the 20th anniversary of the African nation's first all-race elections which swept Nelson Mandela into power. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Govt gets US$23m facility to fight climate change effects
    24 april 2014 12:41:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has received US$23 million in four years from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to implement climate change, biodiversity and land degradation projects. Full text...
  • Zambia: Thursday’s exchange rates for Kwacha
    24 april 2014 12:34:57
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Zambian Kwacha: Full text...
  • Libya: Govt. sets up commission on looted funds
    24 april 2014 12:33:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has established a commission to monitor and help recover the public funds looted and stashed abroad, according to a statement on the government's official website. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Thursday's exchange rates for Rupee
    24 april 2014 12:27:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee: Full text...
  • Rwanda: WHO launches first-ever manual to track malaria in Africa
    24 april 2014 12:24:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a manual on malaria prevention aimed at helping countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, to assess the technical, operational and financial feasibility of moving towards disease elimination, the global health body said in a statement issued on Thursday in Kigali, Rwanda's capital.Full text...
  • Libya: Oil exports from two oil ports delayed
    24 april 2014 12:15:02
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Oil exports from the al-Sedra and Ras Lanouf terminals, which had been planned to begin last week, have been delayed by one month, Libyan government spokesperson Ahmed al-Amine said here Thursday.Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Trading at the West African Bourse on the upswing again
    24 april 2014 12:00:18
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Trading at the West African regional stock exchange, BRVM, in Cote d'Ivoire ended Wednesday on the increase, with the BRVM index 10 rising from 247.42 to 247.67 points, representing a 0.10% increase.Full text...
  • Mauritania: Thursday's forex rates for Ouguiya
    24 april 2014 11:34:25
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya: Full text...
  • Libya: Thursday's forex rates for Dinar
    24 april 2014 10:07:32
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Libyan Dinar: Full text...
  • Nigeria: Man, 63, sentenced to death by stoning for rape
    24 april 2014 09:54:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Sharia court in Nigeria has sentenced a 63-year-old man to death by stoning for raping a 12-year-old girl and infecting her with HIV, the local Leadership newspaper reported Thursday. Full text...
  • South Africa: Prize-winning author accused of misrepresentation
    24 april 2014 08:44:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's popular radio personality Redi Tlhabi is at the centre of a storm of controversy following revelations that the events in her best selling book, “Endings and Beginnings: A Story of Healing”, may have been made up. Full text...
  • Ghana: Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    24 april 2014 08:37:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The following are Thursday’s inter-bank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi, as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers: Full text...
  • Kenya: Two Kenyan teams reach CAVB Clubs semis
    24 april 2014 08:36:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The stage is set for an all-Kenyan semi-finals Friday after Kenya Pipeline and Kenya Prisons teams sailed to the semi-final of the ongoing CAVB Africa Women's Clubs Championships in Carthage, Tunisia. Full text...
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