Archives - 16 october 2018
  • Business dragging its feet on human rights and investors are watching, say UN experts
    16 october 2018 20:00:04
    New York , US (PANA) - Too many companies globally are ignoring their human rights responsibilities and governments are failing to regulate and lead by example in business practices, a group of independent UN experts said Tuesday. Full text...
  • Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UNHCR
    16 october 2018 19:18:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Seven killed, 86 injured in Morocco train derailment
    16 october 2018 16:38:03
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Seven passengers were reported killed and 86 others injured after the derailment of a train on Tuesday in the town of Bouknadel, near the Moroccan capital, Rabat, according to the official MAP news agency. Full text...
  • Moody's retains South Africa's stable rating
    16 october 2018 14:58:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – International ratings agency Moody's on Tuesday released its research report on South Africa, giving it a stable outlook and a Baa3 status which is one rung above junk status. Full text...
  • Ethiopian Premier names cabinet after overhauling Executive
    16 october 2018 14:56:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Parliament on Tuesday approved a bill re-organizing the Cabinet and witnessed the swearing in of new members. Full text...
  • Boko Haram slammed for killing humanitarian aid worker
    16 october 2018 14:45:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Global human rights body, Amnesty International, and Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday condemned the killing of a staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ms Hauwa Liman, by the Boko Haram terrorist group. Full text...
  • 28 die in Mali boat mishap
    16 october 2018 14:32:38
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Twenty-eight persons drowned on Monday when the boat they were travelling in capsized in Arnassaye, about 25km from the city of Timbuktu, in northern Mali, Full text...
  • Inflation rate rises in Nigeria
    16 october 2018 13:45:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Consumer Price Index, (CPI) which measured inflation for September increased to 11.28 per cent (year-on-year) from 11.23 per cent recorded in August. Full text...
  • 2018 Women's AFCON: Referees step up preparations for Ghana 2018
    16 october 2018 13:34:43
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Thirty-two referees and assistant referees are set to undergo a preparatory course to fine-tune their readiness for the upcoming CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, tagged Ghana 2018. Full text...
  • World Food Day official ceremony highlights Zero Hunger goal still possible
    16 october 2018 11:43:57
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Speakers at the global World Food Day ceremony in Rome on Tuesday called for stronger political will and more financial support to end hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, urging the international community to step up its efforts until everyone has enough and quality food. Full text...
  • No time to lose to reverse negative hunger and malnutrition trends - FAO chief says
    16 october 2018 11:39:48
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - There's still time to deliver on the global pledge to eradicate hunger but "urgent measures" are needed to reverse the recent increase in the number of hungry people, speakers at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has said. Full text...
  • South African Ramaphosa cancels DRC trip due to illness
    16 october 2018 11:07:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa has cancelled an official visit to the DRC due to an illness. Full text...
  • Tuesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi
    16 october 2018 10:56:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • EU calls for early elections in Libya
    16 october 2018 10:27:32
    Luxemburg, Luxemburg (PANA) - The senior European Union representative for foreign policy and security, Federica Mogherini, on Monday said there is the need to hold elections in Libya "as soon as possible". Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    16 october 2018 10:18:55
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    16 october 2018 10:11:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    16 october 2018 08:34:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Full text...
  • Nigeria condemns killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram
    16 october 2018 08:20:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian government has said it is shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman.Full text...
  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    16 october 2018 07:53:46
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Overseas investment falling, developing countries largely unscathed: UNCTAD
    16 october 2018 05:25:33
    New York, US (PANA) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) has dropped 40 per cent year-on-year so far, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Monday, but the $470 million decline is happening mainly in wealthy, industrialized nations, especially in North America and Western Europe. Full text...
  • Benefits of rural migration effect often overlooked, new UN report suggests
    16 october 2018 05:13:01
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Agricultural policies should work to maximise the contributions of rural migration to economic and social development, while minimising the costs, says a major new report released on Monday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Full text...
  • Investing in rural women and girls, ‘essential’ for everyone’s future: UN chief
    16 october 2018 05:07:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking International Day of Rural Women, on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on countries to ensure that women and girls living in rural areas can enjoy their human rights as this would enable making “progress for all.” Full text...
  • WHO calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
    16 october 2018 05:00:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives. Full text...
  • ECONEC advocates cost-effective election management in West Africa
    16 october 2018 04:55:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has called on electoral management bodies (EMBs) in the region to reappraise election funding towards making the electoral process more cost-effective but at the same time, free, fair and credible. Full text...
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