Archives - 07 november 2017
  • President Sirleaf commends Liberians for their patience in 'this time of uncertainty'
    07 november 2017 20:39:17
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday commended Liberians for their patience, and peaceful demeanor as they go through this time of uncertainty in the country's electoral process, awaiting the historical presidential transition. Full text...
  • Sierra Leone gov’t lifts ban on overseas employment
    07 november 2017 20:10:33
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Martin Teambo, on Tuesday announced that the government has lifted the ban on overseas employment for Sierra Leoneans. Full text...
  • Four suicide bombers killed, 8 civilians injured in attack in northeast Nigeria
    07 november 2017 20:01:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Police on Tuesday said that four suicide bombers died when they tried to infiltrate Maiduguri, the epicentre of Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Nigeria's 2018 budget based on US$45 per barrel, 2.3 million barrels per day
    07 november 2017 19:52:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented the 2018 budget proposal of 8.612 trillion naira to the joint session of the National Assembly. (N305=$1). Full text...
  • IOC suspends former Namibian spinter Frank Fredericks
    07 november 2017 19:42:20
    Lausanne, Switzerland (PANA) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday suspended former Namibian sprinter Frank Fredericks, who was charged on 3 November by a French judge with corruption. Full text...
  • Liberia congratulates Kenya's President Kenyatta on re-election
    07 november 2017 19:10:03
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as President of Kenya.Full text...
  • Three Liberian political parties say electoral body has 'lost its credibility'
    07 november 2017 17:04:47
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Three of Liberia’s leading political parties on Tuesday said that the National Elections Commission (NEC) has “lost its credibility” as an impartial umpire in the presidential run-off now halted by a Supreme Court ruling.Full text...
  • 100 babies born in Rwanda using IVF in three years
    07 november 2017 16:54:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least 100 babies have been born in Rwanda using in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies since 2014, a senior Rwandan health official told local media on Tuesday in Kigali.Full text...
  • African negotiators begin final round of talks on continental free trade area
    07 november 2017 16:20:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - African trade negotiators have kicked off a meeting in Abuja, Nigeria's administrative capital, to finalise the key planks of a continental free trade agreement, the African Union's trade and industry department said on Tuesday.Full text...
  • Rwandan First Lady advocates joint efforts for comprehensive cancer care in Africa
    07 november 2017 16:09:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan First Lady on Tuesday called on health researchers and policy makers from across Africa to work together and never stop educating the people about the importance of healthy lifestyles, including regular medical checkups, for cancer treatments.Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    07 november 2017 13:27:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda.Full text...
  • ICRC to launch new video, online game in campaign against war
    07 november 2017 10:34:12
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it will this week launch a new phase in its public awareness campaign on the need and relevance of the laws of war.Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    07 november 2017 09:12:41
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...
  • Kenyan Governor dies in road crash
    07 november 2017 09:09:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Governor of Nyeri County, Dr Wahome Gakuru, died in a tragic road accident at dawn on Tuesday, while heading to Nairobi for a television talk show, deputy President William Ruto has announced.Full text...
  • Humanitarian group warns of surge in barbaric attacks against civilians in CAR
    07 november 2017 08:01:18
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - An international humanitarian organisation, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), along with 27 organisations, is calling on the UN Security Council to undertake stronger efforts to protect civilians in the Central African Republic. Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    07 november 2017 07:59:37
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...
  • Rights groups say death sentence on Mauritanian blogger should be quashed
    07 november 2017 07:11:36
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania must immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender Mohamed Mkhaïtir, who has been sentenced to death for criticising the use of Islam to justify discriminatory practices against minority ethnic groups in the country, human rights groups - Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch - have said ahead of his appeal trial. Full text...
  • Investigate 'shocking' link between oil spills and baby deaths - Rights group
    07 november 2017 07:01:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International has called for investigation into a report that says babies in the Niger Delta in Nigeria were twice as likely to die in the first month of life if their mother lived near an oil spill before falling pregnant. Full text...
  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    07 november 2017 06:46:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's average interbank exchange rates for Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fake news’, social media-driven echo chambers – UNESCO
    07 november 2017 06:42:44
    Paris, France (PANA) – The media industry, which remains the primary source of news and information in the digital age, faces both vast opportunities and steep challenges, the United Nations cultural agency said on Monday in its flagship analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. Full text...
  • UN Security Council considers boost in UN peacekeepers numbers in CAR
    07 november 2017 06:36:28
    New York, US (PANA) – The Security Council is deciding whether to increase the number of United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the recommendations put forward by Secretary-General António Guterres for strengthening the operation, which was discussed at Monday’s meeting in New York. Full text...
  • Security Council recognises contributions of police components to UN peacekeeping
    07 november 2017 06:29:04
    New York, USA (PANA) – The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution stressing the important contribution that United Nations policing can provide in peacekeeping and special political missions throughout the conflict cycle. Full text...
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