Archives - 25 january 2015
  • 2015 AFCON: Equatorial Guinea, Congo reach quarter final
    25 january 2015 20:08:42
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Hosts Equatorial Guinea and Congo reached the quarter finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament after beating Gabon and Burkina Faso respectively in their final Group A matches. Full text...
  • Nigeria: 'I am committed to free, fair, credible polls', Jonathan tells US
    25 january 2015 20:04:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday restated his commitment to ensure a free, fair and credible polls in the country next month, amid fears over whether or not the elections will be held as scheduled. Full text...
  • Nigeria: US threatens sanctions against politicians engaged in election violence
    25 january 2015 18:27:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US on Sunday canvassed for free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria next month, threatening sanctions against politicians and their collaborators who engage in violence during the polls. Full text...
  • BREAKING NEWS: US threatens sanctions against politicians involved in violence during Nigeria polls
    25 january 2015 17:44:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US has threatened to sanction politicians and their collaborators who engage in violence during Nigeria's general elections next month. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Mauritian PM expresses condolences to Saudi Arabia
    25 january 2015 15:28:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has expressed the deepest condolences of the government and people of Mauritius to Saudi Arabia following the demise of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, PANA reported on Sunday. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks key Nigerian city
    25 january 2015 14:08:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military and the insurgent group Boko Haram were engaged in a hot battle on Sunday after the terrorists launched an offensive to seize Maiduguri, capital of the north-east Borno state which is the base of the sect, the local media reported.Full text...
  • UN: UNHCR seeks US331m to assist more CAR refugees (Correcting headline)
    25 january 2015 10:49:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners have launched a regional refugee response plan to assist more than 460,000 fleeing Central Africans. Full text...
  • UN: Ban lauds Morocco's support for peace in Africa
    25 january 2015 10:43:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General has lauded King Mohammed VI of Morocco for his country's valuable support of the activities of the UN, particularly in peacekeeping and in a number of critical issues in Africa and the Middle East.Full text...
  • Nigeria: Kerry to meet top presidential contenders
    25 january 2015 10:37:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry will pay a whistle stop visit to Nigeria on Sunday, 25 January, during which he will meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and his top challenger in next month's presidential polls, retired army General Muhammadu Buhari. Full text...
  • UN: UN Chief eulogises Kind Abdullah
    25 january 2015 10:26:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has extended condolences to the bereaved family of Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia, the government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Full text...
  • Zambia: President-elect Lungu inaugurated in Lusaka
    25 january 2015 10:24:31
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Edgar Lungu on Sunday took the oath of office as President of Zambia in Lusaka becoming Zambia’s sixth head of state following his victory in Tuesday’s by-election. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Tourist arrivals surpass the million-mark in 2014
    25 january 2015 09:59:21
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – For the first time in its history, the tourism sector in Mauritius has greeted more than a million tourists in a year or 1,038,968 in 2014, a 4,6% growth as compared to 2013 when a total of 993,106 tourists visited the island.Full text...
  • South Africa: South Africa a nation “filled with hate” (By Craig Urquhart, PANA correspondent)
    25 january 2015 09:16:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nearly 40 years ago, the youth of a sprawling township outside Johannesburg served notice that they abhorred the government’s policies - and the revolution to topple Apartheid began in earnest. Full text...
  • 2015 AFCON: Standings before final group matches
    25 january 2015 08:53:46
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Below are the group standings after Day 2 matches at the ongoing 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea.Full text...
  • UN: UN chief Ban nominates experts to review UN peace building architecture
    25 january 2015 06:26:53
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has nominated an Advisory Group of Experts to conduct a policy and institutional review of the UN peace building architecture and to develop recommendations based on this work.Full text...
  • 2015 AFCON: Final group matches begin Sunday
    25 january 2015 06:21:30
    Ebebiyin, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The final group matches begin on Sunday at the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), taking place in Equatorial Guinea, with action in Group A.Full text...
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