Archives - 26 july 2016
  • Nigeria: Nigeria's monetary policy committee increases lending rate
    26 july 2016 19:23:10
    Abuja, Nigeria - (PANA) - Nigeria's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Tuesday ended a two-day meeting at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja increasing the lending rate from 12 per cent to 14 per cent, as the nation's apex bank battles between restarting growth and fighting inflation.Full text...
  • Botswana: SADC appeals for US$2.4bn support to face El Niño-induced drought
    26 july 2016 19:00:02
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Tuesday launched a Regional Appeal for Humanitarian and Recovery Support amounting to US$2.4 billion to support humanitarian needs as drought looms in the region.Full text...
  • UN: UNHCR appeals for US$115.4 million to support returning Somali refugees
    26 july 2016 18:39:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday appealed to donors for an additional US$115.4 million to fund the voluntary return and reintegration of Somali refugees from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp. Full text...
  • Somali: AMISOM condemns terror attack in Mogadishu
    26 july 2016 18:24:03
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – The African Union Mission in Somalia has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that occurred early Tuesday near the Mogadishu International Airport (MIA). Full text...
  • UN: UNESCO calls for protection of mangrove ecosystems
    26 july 2016 17:42:52
    New York, US (PANA) - Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change, but their survival is being jeopardized, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • UN: UNHCR says 4,000 South Sudanese fleeing into Uganda daily
    26 july 2016 17:35:55
    New York, US (PANA) - Recent fighting in South Sudan has forced 37,491 people to flee to Uganda in the past three weeks, averaging more than 4,000 a day in the past week, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.Full text...
  • UN: NGO disappointed with Security Council on UN top job selection
    26 july 2016 17:27:44
    New York, US (PANA) - A New York-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) has expressed dismay with the result of the first straw poll by the UN Security Council on the 12 candidates vying for the UN Secretary-General position. Full text...
  • US: IMF directors urge timely move to ensure debt, external sustainability in CEMAC
    26 july 2016 17:06:02
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) – Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have strongly encouraged authorities of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) to take timely and decisive actions to pursue fiscal adjustment and ensure debt and external sustainability. Full text...
  • Senegal: World Bank raises forecast for crude oil prices to US$43 per barrel
    26 july 2016 16:15:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The World Bank on Tuesday raised its 2016 forecast for crude oil prices to US $43 from US$41 per barrel due to supply outages and robust demand in the second quarter.Full text...
  • Rwanda: Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan franc
    26 july 2016 15:18:52
    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...
  • Libya: Libya protests French military presence on its territory
    26 july 2016 14:09:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The president of the presidential council of the national coalition government in Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, has summoned the French ambassador to Libya, Antoine Sivan, to officially protest against the French military presence in the eastern region of the country, particularly in Benghazi. Full text...
  • UN: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack near Mogadishu airport
    26 july 2016 13:56:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Somalia, Michael Keating, has strongly condemned Tuesday's terrorist attack in the vicinity of Mogadishu International Airport that killed dozens of people. Full text...
  • UN: UNAIDS honours 10 NGOs for outstanding community leadership on AIDS
    26 july 2016 13:53:18
    New York, US (PANA) - Ten community-based organizations from different parts of the world, including Africa, have won the "2016 Red Ribbon Award" for their inspiring work towards ending or reducing the impact of the AIDS epidemic. Full text...
  • Belgium: FM hails state pardon for political detainees in DR Congo
    26 july 2016 13:23:55
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, has said he is pleased with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) for granting State pardon to detained political prisoners ahead of November's presidential election in the country.Full text...
  • Mauritania: Tuesday's exchange rates for Ouguiya
    26 july 2016 12:30:01
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Central Bank of Mauritania (BCM) Tuesday issued the following foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya: Full text...
  • Rwanda: African countries commit to fight Climate Change by restoring forests
    26 july 2016 11:56:30
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Africa’s environment leaders and experts have pledged to restore 100 million hectares of degraded forest lands by 2030 at a High Level roundtable underway in Kigali. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Tuesday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    26 july 2016 11:42:53
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee as announced by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • Belgium: EU names head of maritime capacity building in Horn of Africa
    26 july 2016 11:38:33
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Commission on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ms Maria-Cristina Stepanescu, a senior police officer from Romania, as Head of the European Union (EU) mission on regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa, EUCAP Nestor. Full text...
  • Belgium: EU appoints head of mission in Niger
    26 july 2016 11:34:00
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - A senior diplomat from Finland, Ms Kirsi Henriksson, has been appointed Head of the European Union mission in Niger (EUCAP Sahel Niger), the European Council announced on Tuesday. Full text...
  • South Africa: Tutu's personal message goes viral on the Internet
    26 july 2016 11:30:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A beautiful personal letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to an American toddler has gone viral on the Internet. Full text...
  • South Sudan: 'Sacking of Machar is sowing seed of new suffering in South Sudan'
    26 july 2016 11:28:08
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan's opposition has been split down the middle with the appointment by President Salva Kiir of Taban Deng Gai as First Vice President to replace Riek Machar, who has fled the capital, Juba, South Sudan observers have said.Full text...
  • Tanzania: Tanzania orders Canadian aircraft to revamp ailing national carrier
    26 july 2016 10:45:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania and Canada’s Bombardier Commercial Aircraft have signed a firm purchase agreement for two Q400 turboprop airliners valued at approximately US$62 million, the government announced in Dares Salaam on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Obama leaves legacy to transform agriculture value chains in Africa
    26 july 2016 09:41:41
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - As the term of office of US president Barack Obama winds down, his Government's initiative dubbed 'Feed the Future', is set to go far beyond his Administration to address global food security that has continued to affect several parts of sub-Saharan Africa.Full text...
  • Chad: Slump in oil revenue, regional insecurity blur Chad’s economic outlook
    26 july 2016 09:16:26
    N’Djamena, Chad (PANA) – Welcoming Chad’s fiscal adjustment measures and progress on the structural front, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the country’s macroeconomic situation and the near-term outlook are being seriously affected by the collapse in oil revenue and the elevated regional insecurity. Full text...
  • UN: UN calls for cessation of hostilities during 'Olympic Truce'
    26 july 2016 06:42:04
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of next month's start of the Olympics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for a worldwide cessation of hostilities and the President of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, appealed to all UN Member States to observe the historic 'Olympic Truce' during the Games. Full text...
  • US: UN proclaims Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa
    26 july 2016 06:26:33
    New York, US, (PANA) - Underlining the need for the sustainable industrialization of Africa, the United Nations General Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa. Full text...
  • Senegal: Tuesday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    26 july 2016 06:23:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Congo: Rights group condemns jailing of Congolese opposition leader Makaya
    26 july 2016 06:09:45
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has condemned the jailing of Congolese opposition leader, Paulin Makaya, and called for his unconditional release. Full text...
  • Ghana: Tuesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    26 july 2016 05:51:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • 2016 CAF Confed. Cup: Round 4 matches on Tuesday, Wednesday
    26 july 2016 05:50:13
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Round 4 matches will be played Tuesday and Wednesday in the group stage of the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...
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