Archives - 18 january 2018
  • Near-record warm temperatures fuel deadly, costly weather events in 2017 – UN
    18 january 2018 22:10:20
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace last year, with the United Nations weather agency warning Thursday that continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have “profound and long-lasting repercussions on sea levels, and on weather patterns in other parts of the world.” Full text...
  • 2018 CHAN: Guinea sacks coach Bangoura
    18 january 2018 22:02:55
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Guinea coach Kanfory Lappe Bangoura has become the first coaching casualty at the ongoing Total African Nations Championship Morocco 2018, the Confederation of African Football said on Thursday. Full text...
  • 2018 CHAN: Zambia, Namibia reach quarter-finals
    18 january 2018 21:57:51
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Zambia and Namibia sailed into the African Nations Championship quarter-finals when they won their respective second Group B matches played on Thursday in Marrakech, Morocco. Full text...
  • 95 rehabilitated former Boko Haram terrorists set for reintegration into Nigerian society
    18 january 2018 20:01:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Ninety five “repentant” Boko Haram terrorists that have been rehabilitated under the Nigerian federal government’s Deradicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme are now set to be reintegrated into the society, Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, disclosed on Thursday in Abuja.Full text...
  • Kenya hopeful to retain African hockey title
    18 january 2018 18:43:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Telcom Orange hockey club jetted out to Accra on Thursday determined to retain the Africa Cup of Club Champions women's title. Full text...
  • Trump’s first year in White House sets back human rights
    18 january 2018 18:34:08
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) – The first year of US President Donald Trump’s administration was marked by a sharp regression in government efforts to protect and promote a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in its World Report 2018. Full text...
  • Global rights body reports increased repression of peaceful dissent in Southern Africa
    18 january 2018 18:02:05
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Southern African governments clamped down on vocal journalists, activists, and opposition politicians in 2017, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2018 released on Thursday. Full text...
  • 11 African leaders, football stars to attend Weah's inauguration in Liberia
    18 january 2018 18:00:35
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The leaders of 11 African nations and a horde of football stars are expected to attend the inauguration of Liberia’s President-elect George Manneh Weah, on Monday, the government announced Thursday. Full text...
  • Gambian group urges government to guarantee right to peaceful assembly
    18 january 2018 16:14:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A political and human rights group in Gambia has called on the government of President Adama Barrow to guarantee the right to peaceful assembly. Full text...
  • Jammeh wanted me eliminated – Gambia election chief
    18 january 2018 16:10:46
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Alieu Mommar Njie, has said former president Yahya Jammeh wanted him dead after losing the general elections of December 1, 2016. Full text...
  • Liberia agrees to host SDGs Center for Africa
    18 january 2018 16:04:50
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The Liberian government and the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) have signed a “Host Country Agreement” to establish the first West African SDGC/A sub-regional center in Monrovia.Full text...
  • Numerous South Africa-Mauritius flights cancelled
    18 january 2018 14:00:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Several flights from South Africa to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius have been cancelled due to tropical Cyclone, Berguitta, which is creating high winds. Full text...
  • Authorities in Botswana issue cholera alert
    18 january 2018 11:19:35
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana is on high alert following the outbreak of cholera in East and Central African countries including Malawi, Kenya, South Sudan, Mozambique, Tanzania and Angola. Full text...
  • Kigali to host first East African centre of excellence in astrophysics
    18 january 2018 10:31:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The East Africa Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR), a new regional centre of excellence, will be established in Kigali by May this year with the main mission to promote the astrophysics research programme in the region and Africa, an official source said on Thursday in Kigali.Full text...
  • Hundreds mourn renowned Rwandan journalist Casmiry Kayumba
    18 january 2018 09:44:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Hundreds of people on Thursday turned up for the burial of veteran Rwandan journalist, Casmiry Kayumba, former publisher of Ukuri weekly newspaper, who died of heart attack on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    18 january 2018 09:21:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda.Full text...
  • ‘Keep rein on external borrowing’ - IMF urges Ethiopia
    18 january 2018 09:15:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Ethiopia’s impressive record of human development improvements and output growth over the last decade. However, it has warned that the country’s external imbalances and inadequate reserve buffers remain a key risk. Full text...
  • Thursday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    18 january 2018 08:47:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    18 january 2018 07:31:21
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • Suicide bomb attack kills 12 in Maiduguri
    18 january 2018 07:23:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria police on Wednesday night said 12 people were killed when two suicide bombs exploded around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • UN agencies in urgent bid to prevent famine in Kasai, DRC
    18 january 2018 07:16:36
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – In a stark warning, three UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) – say time is running out to save hundreds of thousands of lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Full text...
  • UN mission issues 48-hour ultimatum to CAR armed groups
    18 january 2018 07:09:29
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) – The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic (CAR), known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out. Full text...
  • 2018 CHAN: Morocco, Sudan reach quarter-finals; Guinea, Mauritania eliminated
    18 january 2018 05:44:39
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Hosts Morocco and Sudan on Wednesday qualified for quarter-finals of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), even with the third group matches yet to be played. Full text...
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