Archives - 31 march 2012
  • 1 killed, 26 wounded in Kenya twin blast
    31 march 2012 22:19:11
    Kilifi, Kenya (PANA) - One person was killed and 26 wounded after twin grenade explosions in the tourism hotspots of Mtwapa, 15 km outside Mombasa, and another one at a bar within the Mombasa Municipal Council, officials said Saturday. Full text...
  • Developing story: 1 killed, 26 injured in Kenya twin blast
    31 march 2012 21:12:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - One person was killed and 26 injured, five of them critically, in a twin blast in Kenya on Saturday, the police said. Full text...
  • Devalue or sink, IMF tells Malawi
    31 march 2012 14:50:47
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) insists that Malawi has to devalue its currency, the kwacha, if the southern African country's struggling economy is to be saved. Full text...
  • Senegal names team for 33rd Africa Judo championship
    31 march 2012 13:10:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegal on Saturday named a nine-member team - six women and three men - for the 33rd edition of the African championships scheduled for 1-7 April in Agadir, Morocco. Full text...
  • Mali rebels attack another garrison town as pressure mounts on junta to hand over
    31 march 2012 13:02:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Rebels in northern Mali on Saturday attacked a second town in as many days as the sub-regional grouping, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), stepped up pressure on the military junta that ousted the government to return the country to constitutional rule. Full text...
  • World Bank gives Ghana US$30 million for infrastructure development
    31 march 2012 11:32:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved an International Development Association (IDA) interest free credit of US$30 million to kick-start a new Public Private Partnership (PPP) centered on infrastructure development in Ghana. Full text...
  • US grants Ghana US$322,560 for Air Traffic Control centre design
    31 march 2012 11:13:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has granted US$322,560 to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to help create design documents for the construction of the Air Traffic Control Centre at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra. Full text...
  • African science journalists attend workshop
    31 march 2012 09:58:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – A coalition of Nigerian and United Kingdom-based professional associations in the field of science communication has taken up the challenge of building the capacity of African science journalists for better visibility of scientific achievements or failures on the continent. Full text...
  • ECOWAS slams travel ban, assets freeze on Mali junta
    31 march 2012 09:49:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced a range of tough sanctions, including a travel ban and assets freeze, on the ruling junta in Mali, after an apparently-orchestrated pro-junta demonstration scuttled a mission to Bamako by a high-level delegation of the regional bloc on Thursday. Full text...
  • Tanzanian President Kikwete urges journalists to observe 'professional ethics'
    31 march 2012 09:15:36
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Underlining his government’s commitment to press freedom, Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has called on the rapidly expanding local media to observe professional ethics and their moral duty to encourage national cohesion. Full text...
  • Autism: UN chief calls for more global action to combat discrimination
    31 march 2012 08:59:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the annual observance of World Autism Awareness Day should spur global action to combat the "unacceptable discrimination, abuse and isolation" that people with the disorder and their loved ones face. Full text...
  • Rising debt profile, poor university entrance exam results, security concerns reported in Nigeria
    31 march 2012 08:36:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's rising debt profile, poor results from last week's university entrance examinations, Okonjo-Iweala's desire to grab World Bank's top job and Jonathan's optimism on security filled the front pages this week.Full text...
  • Ghana media report rumours of Rawlings’ new party, running mate of opposition candidate
    31 march 2012 08:13:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Rumours of the formation of a new party by Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings, the naming of the running mate of the main opposition party’s presidential candidate and the military coup in Mali were some of the stories reported in Ghana’s media this week. Full text...
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