Archives - 29 september 2017
  • Rwanda: Two Rwandan clubs for Zone 5 basketball club championship in Uganda
    29 september 2017 19:19:54
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Two Rwandan clubs will leave Kigali on Saturday for Kampala, Uganda, to participate in the 2017 FIBA Zone 5 Basketball Club Championship scheduled to be played at Lugogo stadium, a statement said on Friday in Kigali. Full text...
  • Sierra Leone: Rights body lauds establishment of asset declaration committee
    29 september 2017 19:12:04
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Campaign for Human Rights and Developments International (CHRDI) has welcomed the establishment of the Asset Declaration Regulation Committee by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Sierra Leone.Full text...
  • Kenya: African industrialisation severely devastated by brain drain, warns think-tank
    29 september 2017 19:02:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Harare-based African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) warned on Friday the African Union member states ability to industrialise has been severely affected by brain drain, which is almost like subsidising the rich world from Africa's best trained brains. Full text...
  • US: New UN Day honours unsung heroes who ensure diplomats are ‘on the same page’
    29 september 2017 18:27:21
    New York, US (PAAN) – Recognising the unsung heroes behind international diplomacy, the United Nations is celebrating – for the first time – International Translation Day, paying tribute to the work of the language professionals who play a vital role in facilitating dialogue and understanding among peoples and nations. Full text...
  • Switzerland: WHO recommends large-scale deworming to improve children’s health
    29 september 2017 18:20:06
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal can be drastically reduced with periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment, according to new guidelines approved by the United Nations health agency. Full text...
  • Kenya: Kenyan economy slows down to 5%
    29 september 2017 16:52:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan economy slowed down to 5% in the second quarter of 2017 from 6.3% in 2016, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) said on Friday.Full text...
  • Ghana: Opposition slams 'draconian' penalties on Ghana radio stations
    29 september 2017 16:41:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Friday slammed the communications regulator for 'draconian' penalties, including closure, slapped on scores of radio stations, warning that they have grave implications for press freedom and media pluralism in the country.Full text...
  • Rwanda: Popular mountain gorilla dies in Rwanda
    29 september 2017 15:50:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Vuba, a famous mountain gorilla in Rwanda, which was of the "silverback" family, has died, according to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.Full text...
  • Sierra Leone: Chief Medical Officer denies Ebola resurgence rumours
    29 september 2017 15:33:22
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Chief Medical Officer in Sierra Leone, Dr Brima Kargbo, has denied rumours that Ebola has resurfaced in the country. Full text...
  • Gambia: EU calls for extensive legal reform for dev't of democracy in Gambia
    29 september 2017 15:21:40
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The European Union Election Observer Mission to the Gambia has said extensive legal reforms and continued civic education will be critical for the country's democratic development under president Adama Barrow.Full text...
  • Liberia: ECOWAS long-term observers deploy in Liberia
    29 september 2017 15:04:58
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - ECOWAS Long-Term Election Observers (ELTEOs) have been deployed in Liberia’s 15 administrative Counties in continuation of their mandate to assess critical phases of the electoral process, pre- Election Day and post-electoral period. Full text...
  • South Africa: South African inventor announces rocket travel plans
    29 september 2017 14:56:15
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African-born tycoon Elon Musk on Friday revealed plans to create rockets to transport people around the world. Full text...
  • Kenya: Kenya Police watchdog probes brutal beating of varsity students
    29 september 2017 14:52:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan police human rights watchdog agency, the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA), has launched an investigation into the brutal beating of University of Nairobi students on Thursday, a spokesperson said on Friday. Full text...
  • DR Congo: Calm prevails in Uvira after clashes
    29 september 2017 11:51:21
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Calm has returned to Uvira, in South-Kivu of DR Congo, on Thursday evening after an attack earlier in the day by the Mai-Mai militia of William Yakutumba. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: New US Ambassador to Ethiopia arrives in Addis Ababa
    29 september 2017 11:41:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The newly appointed US Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor has arrived in Addis Ababa with a pledge to help strengthen governance and democracy, the US Embassy said on Friday. Full text...
  • Mauritania: Friday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    29 september 2017 11:17:09
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central bank of Mauritania. Full text...
  • Sierra Leone: Christian leaders plead for Nigerian preacher arrested for hate speech
    29 september 2017 10:52:17
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Christian leaders in Sierre Leone have called on the Muslim community to forgive Nigerian Pastor Victor Ajisafe, who has been arrested after he verbally attacked Muslims and Islam in a sermon in what has been described as hate speech. Full text...
  • Ghana: Dozens of Ghana radio stations closed down
    29 september 2017 10:00:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's communications regulatory body has swooped on radio stations operating in the country slapping various sanctions on 131 of them including hefty fines and revocation of licences following a nationwide FM Spectrum Audit. Full text...
  • Gabon: Friday's forex rates for the CFAF in Central Africa
    29 september 2017 09:37:51
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States.Full text...
  • Kenya: Kenya moves to create national coast guard
    29 september 2017 09:06:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan cabinet has approved a new bill to create a national coast guard to police the country's territorial waters, State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said on Thursday.Full text...
  • Rwanda: Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    29 september 2017 08:59:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA)  - The following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan Franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Friday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    29 september 2017 08:37:36
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • Gambia: Friday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    29 september 2017 07:47:19
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Nigeria: More than half of schools remain closed in Borno State - UNICEF
    29 september 2017 06:56:17
    Maiduguri, Nigeria (PANA) – The crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria means that over 57 per cent of schools in Borno, the worst-hit state, are closed, even as the new school year begins, the UN Children's Fund reported on Friday. Full text...
  • Burundi: Rights group says thousands of Burundian refugees under pressure to return
    29 september 2017 06:43:11
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Thousands of Burundian refugees are under mounting pressure to return to their country where they would be at risk of death, rape and torture, said Amnesty International in a report out on Friday. Full text...
  • Ghana: Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    29 september 2017 06:27:52
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
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