Archives - 06 november 2017
  • President Bashir received Chairperson of AU Commission
    06 november 2017 20:32:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan on Monday received the visiting Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Musa Faki, and told him that Sudan fully supports AU reforms and implementation of the 2063 agenda.Full text...
  • Kenyan activists file new petition against presidential re-run
    06 november 2017 20:24:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A fresh election petition has been filed challenging the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta on the grounds the poll officials who conducted the vote were illegally appointed.Full text...
  • African Union troops launch new military offensive in Somalia
    06 november 2017 20:17:15
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – The African Union force in Somalia (AMISOM) has launched a massive operation to flush out Al-Shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle region and secure main supply routes in the area, a field commander said on Monday.Full text...
  • Ex-Nigerian footballer takes up coaching job in Sudan
    06 november 2017 20:07:25
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Nigerian football legend Emmanuel Amunike has sealed a coaching contract with the Sudan's Khartoum al-Watani (Arabic for The National) Football Club.Full text...
  • University of Sierra Leone expels over 1,000 students for exam malpractices
    06 november 2017 19:58:33
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The University of Sierra Leone (USL) has expelled over 1,000 students across its three campuses for faking payments of fees to write their examinations.Full text...
  • Violence breaks out in Freetown between 2 political parties
    06 november 2017 19:49:57
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Violence broke out on Monday in the central Freetown between supporters of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) over a radio talk show.Full text...
  • Anti-graft body to investigate US$2 million Ebola fund to Red Cross
    06 november 2017 19:40:05
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Sierra Leone announced on Monday that it will launch an investigation into how US$2 million Ebola money was used by the Sierra Leone Red Cross.Full text...
  • Nigeria Navy vows to protect oil, gas facilities in Niger Delta
    06 november 2017 19:33:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Following recent threats by the militant group in Nigeria, the Niger Delta Avengers, to resume hostilities on oil and gas facilities in the oil-rich region, the Nigerian Navy has vowed to protect all national assets and deter the action of hostile groups.Full text...
  • MFWA hails Gambia’s decision to comply with ECOWAS court ruling on journalists
    06 november 2017 19:25:56
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Accra-based Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) on Monday hailed the Gambia government’s decision to comply with rulings made by a sub-regional court in favour of three Gambian journalists.Full text...
  • Kenya politician challenges validity of Kenyatta's controversial presidential re-run
    06 november 2017 19:10:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Supreme Court in Kenya has been called again to invalidate the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta on the grounds that the 26 October presidential rerun was held in violation of the constitution.Full text...
  • Unknown men attack home of Supreme Court Associate Justice
    06 november 2017 16:42:15
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The Supreme Court of Liberia has condemned “in the strongest terms” an attack on the home of an Associate Justice on Sunday evening by unknown persons.Full text...
  • Mugabe fires 'deceitful' Vice President Mnangagua
    06 november 2017 16:12:45
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagua with immediate effect saying he has been "disloyal", "deceitful" and "unreliable", among other things.Full text...
  • Botswana remains steadfast on global issues - President Khama
    06 november 2017 15:34:29
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - President Ian Khama says Botswana will continue to play a critical and influential role in the promotion of global issues. Full text...
  • Nigerian Army lauds troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists, others
    06 november 2017 15:03:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has dispatched a special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to troops of the Nigerian Army engaged the anti-Boko Haram insurgency fight and others in various anti-terror and peacekeeping operations both within and outside the country. Full text...
  • Official opposition charges South Africa's President Zuma yet again
    06 november 2017 14:51:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday announced that it is taking President Jacob Zuma to court after he failed to answer a question posed to him in Parliament last week.Full text...
  • LEAD: Liberia Supreme Court stalls presidential election run-off
    06 november 2017 12:48:42
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The Supreme Court of Liberia on Monday granted the Writ of Prohibition filed by the opposition Liberty Party (LP) on the results of the first round of presidential election held 10 October that stalls the run-off scheduled for 7 November. Full text...
  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    06 november 2017 12:26:51
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Liberia Supreme Court stalls presidential election run-off
    06 november 2017 12:22:09
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The Supreme Court of Liberia on Monday granted the Writ of Prohibition filed by the opposition Liberty Party (LP) on the results of the first round of presidential election held 10 October that stalls the run-off scheduled for 7 November. Full text...
  • IAAF announces World Athlete of the Year 2017 finalists
    06 november 2017 12:13:13
    Monaco, Monaco (PANA) - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday released the names of the finalists for the 2017 IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards. Full text...
  • IRCR condemns killing of staff in Central African Republic
    06 november 2017 12:12:51
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed shock and sadness at the killing of one of its staff in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...
  • Monday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    06 november 2017 11:53:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia ltd:Full text...
  • Nelson Mandela Foundation targets apartheid-era flag
    06 november 2017 10:25:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday called for a public debate to determine whether the old South African flag, which is viewed as a symbol of apartheid, should be banned. Full text...
  • FAO tells G7 that 'urgent action needed to curb malnutrition globally'
    06 november 2017 09:43:21
    Milan, Italy (PANA) - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has stressed the critical need to transform food systems to ensure healthy diets and good nutrition for all. Full text...
  • Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudan’s hunger crisis - FAO
    06 november 2017 09:34:18
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The current harvest season in South Sudan will not end the hunger crisis as conflict persists in most of the country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many. Full text...
  • Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    06 november 2017 06:29:54
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Monday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
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