Archives - 03 april 2012
  • AU Peace and Security Council slaps restrictions on Mali coup leaders
    03 april 2012 22:22:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC)on Wednesday followed the Economic Community of West African States in imposing restrictions on leaders of coup d’etat in Mali. Full text...
  • Sacked Senegalese football coach, Amara Traoré, wins case against FA
    03 april 2012 21:37:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The former coach of the senior national football team of Senegal, Amara Traoré, on Tuesday won a court case against the Senegal football federation for the payment of salary arrears following his dismissal. Full text...
  • New Senegalese president pardons 1,009 prisoners
    03 april 2012 19:22:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Newly-elected Senegalese president Macky Sall offered a rare independence day "gift" to the Senegalese when he pardoned 1,009 prisoners across the country, according to a presidency press release obtained by PANA Tuesday. Full text...
  • Belgium issues Mali travel alert
    03 april 2012 17:52:17
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium has asked its nationals to refrain from going to or leaving Mali, a government communiqué issued Tuesday in Brussels disclosed. Full text...
  • Kibaki calls for policies to boost new technologies in Africa
    03 april 2012 17:48:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has called on African ministers to develop science and technology institutions to attract the best scientists around the world and work towards ending poverty, inequality and unemployment. Full text...
  • African experts confront youth unemployment
    03 april 2012 17:38:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Determined to see youth unemployment adequately dealt with in the continent, African scientists have urged African ministers, in Nairobi to discuss how to boost science and technology with a view to creating jobs for the youth, to prioritise health, food, infrastructure, water and energy research. Full text...
  • ECOWAS Committee adopts strategic regional development document
    03 april 2012 17:05:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC) has adopted the Regional Medium-Term Action Area (RMTAA) document and its implementation framework which spell out the strategic role of Community Institutions and action guidelines for the orderly development of the region. Full text...
  • West African ministers advocate support for WACIP
    03 april 2012 16:55:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - West African Ministers in charge of Industry have appealed to financial institutions in the region, technical and financial partners, the private sector and Member States, to support the speedy implementation of the West Africa Industrial Policy programmes. Full text...
  • West Africa's livestock stakeholders meet in Accra
    03 april 2012 16:40:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A meeting of stakeholders in the veterinary services of ECOWAS Member States is underway in Accra, Ghana, to fashion out a coordinated surveillance and laboratory-based mechanism for the prevention and control of trans-boundary animal diseases as part of efforts to improve the quality of livestock in the region. Full text...
  • President Jammeh preaches "Senegambia" relations
    03 april 2012 16:30:50
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh is preaching the need for a peaceful co-existence between his country and neighbouring Senegal, saying the two West African states are “condemned by destiny to live together”, PANA reports Tuesday. Full text...
  • Nigeria's opposition seeks President's removal over alleged bribery
    03 april 2012 14:49:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan comes under heavy criticism for allegedly soliciting and accepting a church 'gift' from an Italian construction firm doing business in the African nation, the main opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has called for his removal from office. Full text...
  • Zambian ex-minister in court for abuse of office
    03 april 2012 14:35:14
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s former transport and communication minister, Dora Siliya, on Tuesday appeared in court but pleaded not guilty to two charges of abuse of authority. Full text...
  • How to reach healthy old age - WHO
    03 april 2012 14:19:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of the 2012 World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted how people can enjoy a health old age, at a time the world's population is ageing rapidly. Full text...
  • BADEA signs loan pacts with Togo, Gambia, Mozambique
    03 april 2012 13:49:47
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) have signed loan agreements with Togo, Gambia and Mozambique. Full text...
  • Tuesday’s forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    03 april 2012 12:55:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya: Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritian rupee
    03 april 2012 12:53:54
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are the latest exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as published here Tuesday: Full text...
  • Latest forex rates for Central African CFA
    03 april 2012 12:52:45
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the CFA franc issued by the Bank of Central African States: Full text...
  • Angola assumes chair of AU Peace, Security Council
    03 april 2012 12:28:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Angola has assumed the rotating presidency of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) for the month of April. Full text...
  • Nigeria sacks 3 top electricity sector officials over persistent power failure
    03 april 2012 09:37:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With the usually-epileptic electricity supply in Nigeria going from bad to worse in the past three weeks, the federal government has sent three top officials of the power sector on compulsory leave, the private Punch newspaper reported Tuesday. Full text...
  • MPs back Nigerian govt ultimatum to foreign airlines on discriminatory fares
    03 april 2012 09:16:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian parliamentarians have expressed their support for the government's ultimatum to foreign airlines to end the discriminatory fares they charge on the Nigerian route or quit. Full text...
  • UNESCO chief urges warring factions in Mali to safeguard Timbuktu
    03 april 2012 08:49:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has expressed concern about the risks posed by the latest fighting in Mali to the World Heritage site of Timbuktu and called on the parties to safeguard the country’s cultural heritage. Full text...
  • 'Youth education, employment key to global progress'
    03 april 2012 08:43:42
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday said providing education, employment and empowerment for young people were key factors in achieving global progress. Full text...
  • Amnesty urges armed groups in Mali to protect civilians, end chaos
    03 april 2012 08:39:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Amnesty International has urged Tuareg and Islamist armed groups to protect civilians in the northern Mali cities of Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu, amid reports that armed men have taken control and have been looting homes and buildings. Full text...
  • Ban urges Sudan, South Sudan leaders to end border clashes
    03 april 2012 07:31:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday expressed ''deep concern'' over the continued fighting along the border between Sudan and South Sudan and urged the two countries’ leaders to meet as soon as possible and ensure a quick end to the conflict. Full text...
  • UN chief wants human rights' treaty bodies strengthened
    03 april 2012 07:28:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for increased resources to help strengthen and harmonize the treaty bodies that monitor the implementation of international human rights treaties, describing them as the indispensable link between universal standards and the individuals they are designed to protect. Full text...
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