Archives - 02 december 2017
  • President Mnangagwa reshuffles cabinet
    02 december 2017 20:40:04
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reshuffled his cabinet "to ensure compliance with the constitution and considerations on gender, demography and special needs". Full text...
  • Media coverage frames public thinking on migrants, migration – UN report
    02 december 2017 19:30:10
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Changes in traditional media and growing use of social media are offering new avenues for “migrant-led” media and journalism as well as a unique opportunity for migrants to highlight their concerns and contributions – in their own words – the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said. Full text...
  • UN West Africa cheers regional initiatives on governance, others
    02 december 2017 17:06:52
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – A meeting in Monrovia of UN heads of Missions in West Africa has welcomed regional initiatives aimed at addressing persistent challenges to governance, security, humanitarian needs, and human rights, including sexual and gender-based violence, in West Africa and the Sahel. Full text...
  • UN West Africa Missions nudge compliance with Liberia's transition timetable
    02 december 2017 16:36:33
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The Heads United Nations Missions in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) have noted the importance of complying with the constitutionally-mandated date for the inauguration of the new government in Liberia in January 2018. Full text...
  • Army kill three Boko Haram terrorists in Dikwa, Northeast Nigeria
    02 december 2017 15:40:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that its troops killed three Boko Haram insurgents at Gajibo village in Dikwa, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Botswana denies deporting Zimbabwe’s former VP
    02 december 2017 15:34:09
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has allayed media reports suggesting that Zimbabwe’s former vice President Phekezela Mphoko was deported from the country.Full text...
  • UN agency to fly 15,000 migrants home from Libya in wake of reported abuses
    02 december 2017 12:52:34
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations migration agency plans to fly 15,000 more migrants home from detention centres in Libya before the end of the year in the wake of shocking reports of rampant migrant abuse and squalid and overcrowded conditions at these facilities across the North African country. Full text...
  • Massive underfunding hampering relief efforts for the displaced in DRC, Zambia – UNHCR
    02 december 2017 12:20:13
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - With millions displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and thousands more forced to flee across the border into Zambia, the United Nations refugee agency is appealing for urgent resources to make sure that relief programmes – hanging on by threads – do not collapse. Full text...
  • UN agriculture agency helps CAR ex-fighters start life anew
    02 december 2017 12:13:35
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Over 1,000 ex-fighters in the conflict-riddled Central African Republic (CAR) have traded their weapons for farming equipment, as part of a United Nations initiative, according to the UN agriculture agency. Full text...
  • Saturday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    02 december 2017 12:00:57
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D), as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment to make epidemic ‘a thing of the past’
    02 december 2017 10:04:18
    New York, U.S. (PANA) - The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said on Friday, as the world marked the World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere. Full text...
  • Experts, policy-makers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation
    02 december 2017 09:43:27
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Although Africa has registered strong economic growth in recent years, this growth is not inclusive as poverty and inequality continue to prevail. Full text...
  • IMF approves US$22.58 million disbursement for Benin
    02 december 2017 08:46:33
    Porto-Novo, Benin (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday completed Benin’s first review of the arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), enabling the disbursement of US$ 22.58 million to the West African country.Full text...
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