Archives - 16 january 2017
  • 2017 AFCON: Ten-man DR Congo beat Morocco 1-0
    16 january 2017 21:24:00
    Oyem, Gabon (PANA) - Ten-man DR Congo on Monday beat Morocco 1-0 in their Group C match at the ongoing 2017 AFCON competition at the Stade d'Oyem in Gabon. Full text...
  • Gambia: Delegation of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity to dialogue with Jammeh
    16 january 2017 21:10:39
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A delegation of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity has arrived in Banjul, the Gambia, to push for a peaceful transition of power from President Yahya Jammeh to President-elect Adama Barrow by 19 January, 2017. Full text...
  • 2017 AFCON: Togo draws 0-0 with defending champions Cote d'Ivoire
    16 january 2017 18:12:00
    Oyem, Gabon (PANA) - Togo on Monday held defending champions Cote d'Ivoire to a barren draw in their Group C match at the ongoing 2017 AFCON competition at the Stade d'Oyem in Gabon. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Former Rwandan publisher put under 30-day pre-trial detention
    16 january 2017 16:31:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan court on Monday placed former publisher of Rwanda Focus weekly under a 30-day pre-trial detention, citing the prosecution claim that Shyaka Kanuma intended to run away from justice.Full text...
  • Nigeria: President Buhari condemns twin bomb blasts in Nigerian university
    16 january 2017 15:46:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has “strongly” condemned the terrorist attack Monday morning at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri, the epicenter of Boko Haram terrorism in northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Gambia: Jammeh describes AU resolution on Gambia as irresponsible, malicious
    16 january 2017 14:29:13
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Outgoing Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has described the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council Resolution on Gambia's current political impasse as irresponsible and malicious, meant to aggravate the political situation in the tiny West African country. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    16 january 2017 10:59:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan Franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Twin bomb blasts leave two dead at Maiduguri University
    16 january 2017 09:49:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two twin bomb blasts on Monday at the University of Maiduguri, the epicenter of Boko Haram terrorism in northeast Nigeria, have left two people dead. Full text...
  • Tanzania: Oxfam calls for fundamental change to make economies work for all people
    16 january 2017 09:33:25
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam on Monday to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos, Switzerland. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AU Commission welcomes US lifting of sanctions on Sudan
    16 january 2017 08:40:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has welcomed the lifting of economic sanctions by the United States on the Republic of Sudan, according to a statement issued on Monday by the Commission. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Rwandan road race rider signs contract with Austria team
    16 january 2017 07:38:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan cyclist, Valens Ndayisenga, winner of the 2016 edition of the Tour du Rwanda competition, has signed a one-year contract with an Austria-based professional team, Tirol, sports sources said on Monday in Kigali.Full text...
  • Nigeria: Amnesty International calls for release of Nigeria Shi'a leader
    16 january 2017 07:30:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Amnesty International, a human rights watchdog, is asking the Nigerian authorities to "immediately comply" with a High Court order and release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife from detention. Full text...
  • Gambia:Monday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    16 january 2017 07:21:10
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Monday’s exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Benin: Rights group says death row prisoners in Benin held in cruel limbo
    16 january 2017 06:45:07
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International says prisoners on death row in Benin are languishing in a cruel limbo after a court decision last year effectively abolished the death penalty, but failed to commute existing death sentences. Full text...
  • Tanzania: Monday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    16 january 2017 06:26:53
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Results of Day 13 matches in Rwanda Premier Football League
    16 january 2017 06:25:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are the results of Day 13 matches in the Rwandan Premier Football League, called the Azam Rwanda Premier League, played over the weekend. Full text...
  • South Sudan: Discussions on regional protection force in S. Sudan continuing - UN
    16 january 2017 06:19:52
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it continues its discussions with the transitional national unity Government on a 4,000-strong regional protection force, which was authorised by the Security Council last August but has yet to be deployed. Full text...
  • 2017 AFCON: Group C action begins
    16 january 2017 06:11:37
    Oyem, Gabon (PANA) - Two-time winners, Cote d'Ivoire, open Group C action at the ongoing 2017 AFCON on Monday at the Stade d'Oyem, with a match against Togo, quarter-final victims in 2013. Full text...
  • South Africa: UN World Data Forum opens
    16 january 2017 06:08:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off on Sunday in the South African city of Cape Town, bringing together more than 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countries, with the aim of building broad consensus on how to harness the power of data for sustainable development. Full text...
  • Ghana: Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    16 january 2017 05:56:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Monday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers.Full text...
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