Archives - 04 october 2017
  • Switzerland: UN expert urges Switzerland to do more keep ‘dirty money’ at bay
    04 october 2017 22:45:51
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Highlighting the problems posed by illicit financial flows globally, including undermining rule of law and human rights, a United Nations human rights expert has called on Switzerland to ensure that so called dirty money – which stems from tax evasion and corruption – does not enter its financial market. Full text...
  • US: Implement Paris climate accord ‘with greater ambition’ - Guterres
    04 october 2017 22:38:27
    New York, US (PANA) – Pointing to scientific evidence warning of increased extreme weather events, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, urged all countries to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change “with greater ambition”. Full text...
  • Switzerland: Counselling, dieting among new WHO guidelines on child obesity
    04 october 2017 22:06:58
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – An estimated 41 million children under five years old are obese or overweight, United Nations health experts warned on Wednesday, launching new guidelines to tackle what they call a global epidemic. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Poultry industry stakeholders in Africa seek to upgrade productivity
    04 october 2017 19:28:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A high-level international conference and exhibition, dubbed 'Poultry Africa', ended in Kigali on Wednesday after challenging discussions on poultry productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa, which should also meet international standards. Full text...
  • Central African Republic: Peace, decisive reforms remain key to CAR’s recovery - IMF
    04 october 2017 19:13:03
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – Restoration of peace, redeployment of the state, and decisive implementation of reforms will be key to achieve sustained economic recovery and medium term growth in Central African Republic (CAR) above the projected 4 percent for this year, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that on Wednesday concluded its visit to the capital, Bangui. Full text...
  • Liberia: Liberia’s HIV prevalence now 2.1 percent of population
    04 october 2017 18:43:23
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Health authorities here have announced that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence is now about 2.1 percent of the nearly 4.2 million Liberian population. Full text...
  • Liberia: Political campaigning paralyses Liberian parliament
    04 october 2017 18:35:30
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Liberia’s 103-member parliament has gone into semi-coma as the lawmakers in both the upper and lower houses have taken to the campaign trail to seek votes for themselves and political parties in the ensuing presidential and legislative elections slated for 10 October 2017. Full text...
  • Sudan: Somali President on visit to Sudan
    04 october 2017 17:49:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – President Mohamed Abdalla Mohamed Ali of Somalia arrived in Khartoum Wednesday on a two-day visit and he was received by Sudanese President Omar Bashir. Full text...
  • Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone releases Nigerian preacher from protective custody
    04 october 2017 17:38:35
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leonean police on Wednesday released Nigerian evangelist Victor Ajesafe who has been under protective custody for a week at the Central Investigations Department in Freetown. Full text...
  • Libya: UNSMIL condemns attack on Misrata court house
    04 october 2017 16:27:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned Wednesday’s suicide attack against a court house in the Libyan city of Misrata, where at least three persons were killed and over 15 others injured. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AUC Chairperson extends his condolences following Las Vegas Attack
    04 october 2017 15:18:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has extended his most sincere condolences to the families of those who died in the mass shooting tragedy on Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA WC qualifier: 'Nigeria won't underrate Zambia in Uyo,' pledges Super Eagles coach
    04 october 2017 14:31:24
    Uyo, Nigeria (PANA) - With two matches left in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Africa Zone qualifying series, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are on top of Group B with an impressive 10 points from four matches against their closest challenger, Chipolopolo of Zambia, on seven points. Full text...
  • South Africa: Outrage over Oscar Pistorius movie
    04 october 2017 13:33:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The family of jailed paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, has expressed outrage over a film released in the United States about the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.Full text...
  • US: IMF reiterates commitment to gender equality in workplace
    04 october 2017 10:22:09
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has received the level of certification of Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), which recognises the Fund’s commitment to and progress in monitoring, benchmarking, and achieving workplace gender equality. Full text...
  • US: Media watchdog demands release of Zimbabwe journalist
    04 october 2017 10:06:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Media watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Zimbabwean authorities to immediately release NewsDay journalist Kenneth Nyangani and drop all charges against him. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    04 october 2017 09:59:43
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Gambia: Wednesday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    04 october 2017 09:55:09
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd:Full text...
  • UK: Mobile broadband boosts economy, report reveals
    04 october 2017 09:52:43
    London, UK (PANA) - In a report conducted in collaboration with the Imperial College of London, Ericsson Research has confirmed that when a country adopts mobile broadband, the result is solid overall economic development.Full text...
  • Guinea-Bissau: Good cashew prices boost household incomes in Guinea-Bissau
    04 october 2017 09:39:54
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) - Record high prices of cashew have significantly increased incomes for rural households in Guinea-Bissau, besides supporting general economic activity in the West African country, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) that has just concluded a two-week visit to the capital, Bissau. Full text...
  • Gabon: Wednesday's forex rates for the CFAF in Central Africa
    04 october 2017 08:23:23
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivoirien authorities take measures to spur economic growth
    04 october 2017 07:36:57
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire and a mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on the need to accelerate structural reforms critical to sustaining private sector-led economic growth which would spur growth and reinforce the West African country’s regional economic role. Full text...
  • Ghana: Ghana’s regulator approves Airtel‐Tigo merger
    04 october 2017 07:32:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) on Tuesday approved the merger between Bharti Ghana Limited (Airtel) and Millicom Ghana Limited (Tigo) to proceed further which is, however, subject to conditions, online ET Telecom reported on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Tanzania: Wednesday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    04 october 2017 06:34:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Ghana: Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    04 october 2017 06:10:45
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
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