Archives - 05 april 2012
  • 10th meeting of Francophone Sports ministers opens
    05 april 2012 21:24:13
    Bujumbura, Burundi(PANA) - The 10th meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Ministers of Youth and Sports of Francophone Countries (CONFEJES) opened on Thursday in Bujumbura to examine the report of its activities and auditors. Full text...
  • Congolese EC chairman rejects calls to resign
    05 april 2012 21:17:35
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) of DR Congo, has strongly rejected allegations of fraud and treachery raised by local and international observation missions on the conduct of the November 2011 general election in the country. Full text...
  • Morocco to be platform for aircraft industry sub-contracting in Africa
    05 april 2012 20:59:30
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The head of the Moroccan government, Abdelilah Benkirane, has expressed his country’s willingness and determination to be a platform for aircraft industry sub-contracting on a continental scale. Full text...
  • Humanitarian agencies 'concerned' over Mali sanctions
    05 april 2012 20:50:15
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - International humanitariaan agencies are warning that sanctions against Mali following the 22 March coup would have devatating effects on the population. Full text...
  • Int'l conference on genocide opens in Kigali
    05 april 2012 19:51:01
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - An international conference on the evils of genocide, featuring researchers, writers, civil society organizations, and representatives of associations of genocide survivors, opened Thursday in Kigali, the Rwandan capital. Full text...
  • UN chief insists on constitutional rule in Mali
    05 april 2012 19:39:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday welcomed the Security Council’s condemnation of the seizure of power in Mali by a military junta, and its renewed call for the restoration of constitutional rule in the African country. Full text...
  • Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan franc
    05 april 2012 19:30:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Following are the foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc as issued here Thursday by the the Central Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • CAF President mourns Somali FA boss
    05 april 2012 19:12:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Issa Hayatou of African soccer's governing body, CAF, has expressed ''shock and sadness'' at the death of Somali FA president Nur Said Mohamud in a suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Wednesday. Full text...
  • World food prices remain nearly unchanged in March, says FAO
    05 april 2012 19:08:33
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - World food prices in March remained virtually unchanged from their February levels, according to the latest Food Price Index, published here Thursday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Full text...
  • Nigeria's forex rates on Thursday
    05 april 2012 18:58:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Nigerian currency, the Naira, against other major foreign currencies, according to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Full text...
  • Kenya worries over escalating Sudanese war
    05 april 2012 17:54:43
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's foreign ministry Thursday warned that the escalating fighting between Sudan and South Sudan, which has led to continuing loss of lives, could threaten regional stability and offered its help in trying to mediate the political standoff between the two neighbours. Full text...
  • Journalists beaten, arrested in Nigeria on Magistrate's order
    05 april 2012 15:54:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ten journalists were beaten and arrested by the police on Wednesday on the orders of a Magistrate in Nigeria's economic capital city of Lagos, the local media reported Thursday. Full text...
  • International NGOs concerned about deteriorating situation in northern Mali
    05 april 2012 14:51:10
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Forum of International NGOs operating in Mali (FONGIM) has expressed concern about the deteriorating political and military situation in the West African nation which is currently experiencing a serious food crisis affecting nearly three million people who are in need of "emergency, timely, appropriate and coordinated humanitarian assistance”. Full text...
  • Mali junta postpones national convention
    05 april 2012 14:35:06
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's military junta, worried that about 40 political parties and civil society organizations in the country have shunned its national convention, Thursday postponed the dialogue.Full text...
  • UNESCO to protect Titanic wreckage
    05 april 2012 14:23:22
    Paris, France (PANA) - On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, UNESCO says the ship wreckage has now come under its control, a press statement issued here Thursday by the UN agency indicated.Full text...
  • Uncertainty over Malawi President's health
    05 april 2012 13:39:14
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Tension is high at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, Thursday as President Bingu wa Mutharika was taken in for an undisclosed medical condition. Full text...
  • 10 journos injured in Somalia blast - CPJ
    05 april 2012 13:34:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 10 journalists were reported injured, several of them seriously, in the bomb that ripped through Somalia's newly-reopened national theatre in Mogadishu Wednesday, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Full text...
  • Tanzania High Court unseats opposition MP
    05 april 2012 12:15:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania’s leading opposition party, Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema), Thursday lost a parliamentary seat following a successful petition in the High Court by three members of the ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party against the victory of Godbless Lema in the 2010 general election. Full text...
  • Thursday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    05 april 2012 12:00:46
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya: Full text...
  • Alleged bribery: Nigeria's President says he committed no crime
    05 april 2012 11:46:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Reeling from allegations that he solicited and obtained a church 'gift' from a foreign construction company doing business in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan has denied ever soliciting or receiving a church as a bribe from any contractor. Full text...
  • Nigerian bourse approves 10 "Market Makers"
    05 april 2012 11:14:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has approved 10 broking firms as ''Market Makers'' in a move aimed at bringing back liquidity and deepening sub-Saharan Africa's second largest capital market. Full text...
  • Nigeria's banking insurance firm, US partner on risk-based supervision training
    05 april 2012 11:02:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A six-week training programme on risk-based supervision, organized by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and the Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) of the US, is underway in the nation’s capital city of Abuja and the commercial city of Lagos. Full text...
  • Full list of Senegal's cabinet
    05 april 2012 10:15:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Following is the full list of the 25-member cabinet named on Wednesday evening by Senegal's President Macky Sall, according to the Senegalese Press Agency (APS). Full text...
  • Thursday's forex rates for Central African CFA
    05 april 2012 10:08:39
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are the latest exchange rates for the CFA issued by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC), as published here Thursday by the financial institution: Full text...
  • Thursday's forex rates for Mauritian rupee
    05 april 2012 10:06:22
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee: Full text...
  • Gunmen kill seven people in popular Nigerian market
    05 april 2012 09:48:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram on Wednesday killed seven people when they stormed a popular market in Maiduguri, capital of northern Borno state, considered the home base of the sect, according to local media reports Thursday. Full text...
  • UN Security Council concerned over Mali humanitarian situation
    05 april 2012 09:41:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday evening expressed concern over the worsening humanitarian situation in Mali, and called on all parties to allow access to aid organizations to provide assistance to civilians in need. Full text...
  • Tanzania's forex rates Thursday
    05 april 2012 09:17:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Bank of Tanzania Thursday issued the following exchange rates for the shilling: Full text...
  • Construction of UNIDO-supported hydro power plant begins in Sierra Leone
    05 april 2012 09:08:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The construction of a UNIDO-supported hydro power plant has commenced in North-western Sierra Leone, in an effort to bring electricity to the local community, which is expected to benefit from improved irrigation, water and sanitation services and increased businesses opportunities. Full text...
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