Archives - 04 december 2017
  • World Bank's 'Draft Guidance Notes' offer little practical advice to borrowers - Rights group
    04 december 2017 21:53:44
    Washington, D.C., USA (PANA) – Draft Guidance Notes that will accompany the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework are inadequate to protect people in communities affected by the bank’s projects, 29 nongovernmental groups said on Monday in a letter to bank officials. Full text...
  • African Economic Conference confronts bad governance setbacks to growth
    04 december 2017 21:45:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African economists and policy-makers met for the start of a three-day conference in Addis Ababa on Monday, to confront bad governance, corruption and political instability caused by rigged elections, whose economic impact could be worse than the fall of commodity prices.Full text...
  • Recognise migration’s positive impact, urges senior UN official
    04 december 2017 21:39:58
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PANA) – Noting that the movement of people across borders is a global reality, a senior United Nations official has stressed that policy decisions governing migration must be based on fact and not on perception or myth. Full text...
  • Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief
    04 december 2017 21:33:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has highlighted the need for rapid, large-scale and coordinated action by all actors to make the world pollution-free. Full text...
  • UN voices support for Somali govt's efforts at first-ever security conference
    04 december 2017 21:27:26
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – At Somalia's first-ever security conference, hosted by the country’s Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” in the capital, Mogadishu, participants have agreed to speed up security sector reform and develop a plan to transfer primary responsibility for the country’s security from the United Nations-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to its own security forces. Full text...
  • Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund claims US$ 4.7 billion investment
    04 december 2017 19:57:44
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (FSDEA) has said its investments portfolio has reached a net value of US$ 4.7 billion in internationally diversified assets ranging from venture capital to fixed and variable income funds.Full text...
  • President Barrow appoints new Interior minister
    04 december 2017 19:22:04
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Monday named Habib Saihou Drammeh as Minister of Interior. Full text...
  • IMF chief appoints Kenyan to head Office of Internal Audit
    04 december 2017 19:00:39
    Washington, US (PANA) - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday announced the appointment of Nancy Asiko Onyango as Director of the Fund’s Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA), which conducts independent examinations of the IMF’s internal control and governance processes. Full text...
  • Namibia hosts 2017 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa
    04 december 2017 15:55:18
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - The 2017 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Week (PIDA Week) will take place from 10 to 14 December in Swakopmund, Namibia, on the theme “Regional infrastructure development for job creation and economic transformation.” Full text...
  • UNN Arts professor, El Anatsui, honoured by Alma-mater in Ghana
    04 december 2017 15:40:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Prof. El Anatsui, the globally-celebrated Ghanaian Sculptor and Emeritus Professor in Sculpture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), has added an honorary Doctor of Letters award by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Ghana, to his bag full of honours. Full text...
  • UN Environment Assembly tackles pollution menace
    04 december 2017 13:17:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Key among issues being discussed at the third UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, which started at the UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, on Monday is to tackle the global menace of pollution. Full text...
  • Kenya dominates regional junior Judo Championships
    04 december 2017 13:09:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya emerged winners of the East and Central Africa Juniors and Cadets Judo Championships in Nairobi Sunday night. Full text...
  • More investment needed to reverse rise in hunger, says FAO boss
    04 december 2017 11:43:32
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The recent increase in the number of hungry people in the world requires immediate action to reverse this situation, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the Council on Monday. Full text...
  • 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup: Kenya beat Rwanda to go top of Group A
    04 december 2017 11:26:21
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Hosts Kenya on Sunday began their 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign on a positive note, beating Rwanda 2-0 in Kakamega, western Kenya, to go top of Group A with Libya and Tanzania playing a barren draw in the other group tie in Machakos, 45km away from the capital city, Nairobi. Full text...
  • Experts take stock of progress, challenges in tackling HIV among children, young adults
    04 december 2017 10:14:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As thousands of international delegates converge in Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire for the bi-annual Conference on International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) from 4-9 December , the scene has been set, with some of the key issues that will be deliberated and discussed. Full text...
  • Graca Machel to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in Heroes Marathon
    04 december 2017 09:37:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former president Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, has confirmed that she will participate in the Heroes Marathon in the Eastern Cape on Sunday. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC qualifiers: Djibouti, Morocco reach final qualifiers without kicking the ball
    04 december 2017 09:02:40
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Soccer Minnows Djibouti and giants Morocco reached the final qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, scheduled to take place in Uruguay, without kicking the ball, just as Ghana, South Africa and Cameroon made giants leaps with huge wins away from home. Full text...
  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    04 december 2017 07:33:54
    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...
  • Monday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    04 december 2017 06:52:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Rights group says DR Congo gov't recruited M23 rebels to crush protests
    04 december 2017 06:51:10
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Senior security force officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilised over 200 former M23 rebel fighters from neighboring countries to quash protests against President Joseph Kabila in December 2016, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Monday. Full text...
  • Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    04 december 2017 05:51:03
    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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