Archives - 19 february 2012
  • Denmark supports strengthening of democracy in Benin
    19 february 2012 18:47:12
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Denmark has given Benin FCFA 3.52 billion for the FADEC fund to support the municipalities, PANA learnt from official sources here Sunday. Full text...
  • EU welcomes entry into force of AU Charter on Democracy
    19 february 2012 14:07:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has welcomed the entry into force of the African Union’s Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, which requires free and fair polls and abhors unconstitutional takeover of power in Africa. Full text...
  • Explosion in Nigeria town injures 1, damages five cars
    19 february 2012 13:49:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - One person was seriously injured and five vehicles damaged in an explosion near a church in Suleja in Nigeria's northern Niger state on Sunday, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Full text...
  • AU hails deal on Indian Ocean maritime border points
    19 february 2012 13:21:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the signing of an agreement for the delimitation of the maritime borders of Seychelles, the Union of Comoros and Tanzania on the Indian Ocean triple-point. Full text...
  • UN official raises alarm over humanitarian situation in Sudanese states
    19 february 2012 12:32:42
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos has expressed deep concern at the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Sudan's states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, where continued fighting is killing many civilians and displacing hundreds of thousands of others. Full text...
  • UN officials call for concerted response to food crisis in Niger
    19 february 2012 12:29:02
    New York, US (PANA) - Two top UN officials visiting Niger, one of the countries hit hardest by the current food crisis across Africa's Sahel region, have called on governments and donors to respond to the crisis ''in ways that will build resilience among local communities for the future''. Full text...
  • Latest forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    19 february 2012 12:23:05
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Sunday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya: Full text...
  • Football fan dies just before premier league match in Nigeria
    19 february 2012 11:38:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A football fan slumped and died as he made to enter the stadium to Full text...
  • Nigerian NGOs sue apex bank over fuel subsidy payment
    19 february 2012 11:10:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two Nigerian non governmental organisations have sued Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over alleged failure to release information and documents on the authorization by the CBN of over 1.26 trillion naira as fuel subsidy for 2011 (US$1=156 naira). Full text...
  • Nigeria fuel tanker accident claims 3 lives, burns 39 cars
    19 february 2012 10:24:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Three persons were killed and 39 vehicles burnt when a tanker loaded with petrol overturned and exploded in flames early on Saturday in Nigeria's economic capital city of Lagos, the local media reported on Sunday. Full text...
  • 'Militants kill 3 naval officers in Nigeria'
    19 february 2012 10:12:53
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected militants killed three Nigerian Navy officers and injured two when they fired on their patrol boat off the coast in the oil-producing Akwa Ibom state, the private Punch newspaper reported Sunday. Full text...

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