Archives - 25 april 2015
  • UN: UN chief welcomes progress in fight against malaria, stresses more momentum
    25 april 2015 20:00:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said that better access to insecticide-treated bed nets and greater availability of accurate diagnostics and effective treatment were the main reasons why the World Health Organization (WHO) reported in 2014 that the rate at which people are dying from malaria had halved since the turn of the century.Full text...
  • Sudan: UNAMID denies attacking civilians, says UN peacekeepers responded to attacks
    25 april 2015 18:06:07
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has strongly denied Sudanese newspaper reports on Saturday that its peacekeeping forces were engaged in massacre and man-slaughtering in Darfur two days ago.Full text...
  • Ghana: Tribunal says Ghana may proceed with oil exploration in Ivorian maritime dispute
    25 april 2015 17:57:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Saturday ruled that Ghana may proceed with on-going oil exploration projects in the disputed maritime boundary in the Atlantic Ocean with western neighbour, Cote d'Ivoire, according to media reports in Accra. Full text...
  • UN: UN chief voices concern over series of targeted attacks against UN mission in Mali
    25 april 2015 16:42:48
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over a series of attacks targeting the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which have resulted in numerous casualties, a statement issued by a UN spokesperson said Saturday.Full text...
  • Sudan: EU boosts South Sudan humanitarian aid with 50 million euros
    25 april 2015 14:13:50
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The European Union (EU) on Saturday said it will provide 50 million euros in humanitarian aid to conflict ridden South Sudan. Full text...
  • Zambia: Govt. leakages, size of govt attract media attention
    25 april 2015 13:56:16
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The continued leakages of secret government documents to the media and well as concerns over the size of government were the dominant stories in Zambia this week. Full text...
  • Ghana: Xenophobic attacks in SA, death of designer of Ghana flag reported
    25 april 2015 06:38:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The bloody wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa that has killed at least seven people and incurred the anger of African countries and the death of the woman who designed the Ghanaian flag were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...
  • Nigeria: INEC conducts re-run Governorship polls in Abia, Imo and Taraba States Saturday
    25 april 2015 05:37:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will Saturday conduct governorship re-run elections in the South Eastern States of Imo and Abia as well as in the North Central Taraba State.Full text...
  • UN: UNICEF to vaccinate 3 million children Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
    25 april 2015 04:55:17
    New York, US (PANA) - For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns aimed at protecting three million children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases such as measles and polio. Full text...
  • UN: Ban tasks Togolese on presidential elections
    25 april 2015 04:48:21
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all Togo's stakeholders Full text...
  • UN: UNICEF welcomes final release of child soldiers by armed group in South Sudan
    25 april 2015 04:40:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Militants in South Sudan have handed over to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) a final group of 283 children in what the agency described as "a small piece of good news in what is otherwise a terrible situation for children in other parts of the country", where many boys and girls have been abducted and forcibly recruited as child soldiers.Full text...
  • US: IMF reviews Mali economic performance
    25 april 2015 04:31:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Mali's economy is witnessing some progress in growth and commended the government for implementing programmes to strengthen its fiscal policies. Full text...
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