Archives - 25 april 2012
  • 'Investment in infrastructure is key to Nigeria's growth'
    25 april 2012 20:49:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Participants rose from the sixth Lagos Economic Summit Wednesday, emphasising the need to invest more in infrastructure and provide improved investments climate for business to thrive in Nigeria.. Full text...
  • Jonathan to attend ECOWAS session on Mali, Guinea-Bissau Thursday
    25 april 2012 19:14:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, will Thursday attend an Extra-Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, a presidency statement issued here said. Full text...
  • ECOWAS, Cuba sign agreement to eliminate malaria from West Africa by 2015
    25 april 2012 17:31:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS and the Republic of Cuba have agreed new measures to revive their collaboration towards the elimination of malaria in West Africa by 2015 through a control and elimination programme. Full text...
  • Angolan refugees in Zambia to lose status 30 June
    25 april 2012 17:17:52
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Zambian government has announced that the refugee status of Angolan refugees in Zambia, who fled Angola as a result of the armed conflicts between 1961 and 2002, will cease on 30 June, 2012. Full text...
  • Latest forex rates in Zambia
    25 april 2012 16:10:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Following are the latest exchange rates for the Zambian kwacha as released by the Bank of Zambia Wednesday. Full text...
  • Police confirm 5 dead in attack on Nigeria village
    25 april 2012 15:44:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria police have confirmed that five persons were killed in an overnight attack Tuesday in the Christian village of Riyom in the country's central Plateau state.Full text...
  • Gambian President sacks education minister
    25 april 2012 15:07:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has dropped the country’s Minister of High Education, Dr. Mariama Sarr-Ceesay, and replaced her with former Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, the presidency said in a statement. Full text...
  • 4 Kenyan judges fired for ‘biased’ Presidential election ruling
    25 april 2012 14:59:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s most senior judge, Riago Omolo, and three other Court of Appeal Judges were fired Wednesday after a judicial vetting Board, set up to review their performances, found them unsuitable to hold office for taking sides. Full text...
  • EU grants Zimbabwe 13.5m euros for health projects
    25 april 2012 13:51:51
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has given Zimbabwe 13.5 million euros, through the Health Transition Fund (HTF), to support the country’s Ministry of Health and Children's Welfare, according to a statement from the EU here Wednesday.Full text...
  • World Malaria Day: WHO seeks 'final push' against malaria in Africa
    25 april 2012 13:07:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - On the occasion of the 2012 World Malaria Day, being observed globally 25 April, the African Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a ''final push'' by African countries against the disease by putting its control and elimination at Full text...
  • Nigeria's premier university shut after protests
    25 april 2012 11:47:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Authorities in Nigeria's premier University of Ibadan have shut the institution after two days of protests over worsening electricity and water supply to the school, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    25 april 2012 11:39:01
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are the latest exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as published here Wednesday by the nation’s central bank: Full text...
  • World Malaria Day: Angola may start 'pre-elimination of malaria' by 2015
    25 april 2012 11:32:08
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola may start a 'pre-elimination process of malaria' in 2015 due to the reduction in the prevalence of the disease in the African country, a government official involved in the fight against malaria said. Full text...
  • SA urged to cancel coal-fired Kusile power station
    25 april 2012 11:28:36
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - International environmental organization Greenpeace has urged South Africa's electricity public utility Eskom to cancel its coal-fired power station Kusile in order to avoid the twin crises of unaffordable electricity and water scarcity. Full text...
  • Nigerian bourse signs pact with NASDAQ on new trading platform
    25 april 2012 11:13:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has signed an agreement with the the global firm NASDAQ OMX on the upgrading of its current trading platform, Horizon, to the cutting edge NASDAQ X-Stream. Full text...
  • World Malaria Day: Esso donates US$1.8m to fight malaria in Angola
    25 april 2012 10:57:27
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The oil firm Esso Exploration Angola Limited has donated US$1.8 million for programmes aimed at combating malaria in the country. Full text...
  • Wednesday’s forex rates for Mauritian rupee
    25 april 2012 10:00:11
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Wednesday's exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee: Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for Comoran franc
    25 april 2012 09:59:00
    Moroni, Comoros (PANA) - Following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Comoran franc: Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for Central African CFA
    25 april 2012 09:57:40
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the CFA franc issued by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC): Full text...
  • Global aid organization, Caritas, urges Sudan, South Sudan to avoid war
    25 april 2012 09:56:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Despite growing fears of full scale war between Sudan and South Sudan, global aid organization Caritas Internationalis Wednesday urged the two countries to stop further military action. Full text...
  • 'SA navy assists with pirates' capture'
    25 april 2012 09:36:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Navy has played a key role in apprehending pirates off Africa's East coast by forcing a pirate vessel to sail into a trap last week, the South African Navy said in a statement Tuesday. Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates in Tanzania
    25 april 2012 08:51:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Bank of Tanzania on Wednesday issued the following exchange rates of the shilling: Full text...
  • UN Security Council condemns attack on Darfur peacekeepers
    25 april 2012 08:46:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the attack on peacekeepers in West Darfur, Sudan, in which one person died and three others were wounded. Full text...
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