Archives - 05 december 2017
  • World’s most comprehensive map showing amount of carbon stocks in the soil launched
    05 december 2017 21:55:12
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Marking "World Soil Day," the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday launched the most comprehensive global map to date showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil. Full text...
  • Young students getting better at reading, finds international study
    05 december 2017 21:35:15
    Paris, France (PANA) – Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those related to inclusive and quality education. Full text...
  • Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs’ - UNEP
    05 december 2017 21:21:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from the United Nations that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in environment. Full text...
  • Ending child marriage could generate US$3bn annually for Uganda’s population by 2030
    05 december 2017 20:05:54
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Ending child marriage today could generate US$3 billion per year for Uganda by 2030, said a new report released on Tuesday by the World Bank. Full text...
  • World Bank approves US$1.15bn loan to Egypt to boost economy, create jobs
    05 december 2017 19:48:53
    Washington, US (PANA) - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on Tuesday approved US$1.15 billion in a development policy financing loan to support Egypt’s economic reform programme. Full text...
  • Experts discuss ways to combat terrorism in Central African region
    05 december 2017 16:38:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - In order to build an integrated and prosperous Africa, governments have to put forward different approaches to prevent the damaging consequences caused by terrorist groups and set disarmament initiatives, said some officials and experts attending the 45th Ministerial Meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (UNSAC) which started on Tuesday in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...
  • West, Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response
    05 december 2017 15:32:35
    Abidjan, Cote d;Ivoire (PANA) - More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Full text...
  • FIFA fines Zamalek US$ 30,000 for failing to pay Junior Agogo
    05 december 2017 15:19:15
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Zamalek FC of Egypt have been slapped with a fine of US$ 30,000 for their failure to pay salaries of their former Ghanaian player, Junior Agogo. Full text...
  • 2017 CECAFA: Uganda, Burundi share spoils in Group B opener
    05 december 2017 14:21:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Holders Uganda Cranes kicked off their title defence campaign on a shaky note after picking up a barren draw against Burundi at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, Western Kenya, on Monday afternoon. Full text...
  • Senegalese trio handed FIFA Club World Cup 2017 opener
    05 december 2017 14:11:19
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The spotlight will be on African referees at the forthcoming FIFA Club World Cup 2017 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following the appointment of the Senegalese trio, Malang Diedhiou, Djibril Camara and Malick Samba, to handle the opening match, between Al Jazira (UAE) and Auckland City of New Zealand. Full text...
  • Rwanda inaugurates first ever e-waste processing facility
    05 december 2017 13:39:30
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The first Rwanda’s e-waste recycling initiatives has officially opened its facility located at Bugesera, a district in South Eastern Rwanda, with the purpose of extracting metals from e-waste, an official source confirmed Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...
  • AfDB supports Namibia’s Agriculture Sector
    05 december 2017 12:53:00
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is supporting Namibia’s Agriculture Sector with the approval of One Billion South African Rands (ZAR 1 billion) loan to finance the country’s Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project (NAMSIP). (US$1 = ZAR 13.62). Full text...
  • Namibia secures ZAR 1 billion AfDB loan for education sector
    05 december 2017 12:41:20
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Namibia’s efforts to develop efficient basic, technical and vocational education (TVET) to cater for its development needs has received a boost from the African Development Bank (AfDB) which approved a ZAR 1 billion loan to finance the country’s education and training (US$1 = ZAR13.62). Full text...
  • Egypt hosts forum on trade promotion, investment in Africa
    05 december 2017 11:58:38
    Sharm El- Sheikh, Egypt (PANA) – A three-day high-level forum on promoting trade and investment within Africa opens on Thursday in Sharm El- Sheikh, the Egyptian resort city on the Red Sea, with at least six heads of state discussing with the business and investment community a wide range of business and development issues in the continent. Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    05 december 2017 11:52:49
    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...
  • Nigeria Police react to terror alert by US, UK govts
    05 december 2017 11:48:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Police Headquarters on Tuesday allayed the fears of Nigerians over the red alert issued by the US and UK missions on possible terror attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and six States of the federation, reassuring residents of the identified States not to panic as adequate security measures have been put in place. Full text...
  • Kenya hails IAAF for recognising field athletes
    05 december 2017 11:17:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Athletics Kenya (AK) President, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Jack Tuwei, on Tuesday hailed the International Association of Athletics Federations for naming field athletes winners of the 2017 IAAF Athlete of the Year awards. Full text...
  • FAO cautions that soils being neglected as 'World Soil Day' is marked
    05 december 2017 10:30:39
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - As the world marks "World Soil Day" on Tuesday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has cautioned that soils are being neglected. It adds, however, that this can be reversed. Full text...
  • Anniversary of Mandela's death marred by graft probe
    05 december 2017 09:51:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Tuesday’s fourth anniversary of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela has been overshadowed by the release of a damning probe revealing evidence of massive inflation of prices, misappropriation of funds, poor planning by the government for his high-profile memorial and funeral services.Full text...
  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    05 december 2017 09:46:24
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    05 december 2017 09:09:23
    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 group criticises Mauritania on new ‘Apostasy’ Draft Law
    05 december 2017 07:12:05
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday asked Mauritanian parliamentarians to reject a new draft law that would make the death penalty mandatory for the crime of “insulting” or “mocking” God, the Quran, or the Prophet Muhammad. Full text...
  • UN chief urges universal ratification of ICC founding treaty
    05 december 2017 06:58:28
    New York, USA (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday stressed the importance of all States ratifying the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the central institution of the global criminal justice system, known as the Rome Statute. Full text...
  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    05 december 2017 05:39:54
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • UN chief condemns killing of ‘blue helmet’ in east CAR
    05 december 2017 05:38:26
    New York, USA (PANA) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing on Monday of a Mauritanian peacekeeper and the wounding of three others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by anti-Balaka militia in Bria in the country’s east. Full text...
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