Archives - 06 december 2017
  • African Economic Conference ends with calls for de-politicisation of mining sector
    06 december 2017 22:36:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Economic Conference concluded three-days of talks in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, calling for an end to the politicisation of the mining sector in Africa and a raft of reform measures which would lead to better livelihoods for the continent’s population. Full text...
  • China tops patent, trademark and design filings in 2016
    06 december 2017 22:31:49
    New York, USA (PANA) – Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record highs in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations intellectual property agency said on Wednesday. Full text...
  • UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’
    06 december 2017 22:12:20
    Paris, France (PANA) – The United Nations on Wednesday designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks. Full text...
  • African economists question IMF lax enforcement of tax transparency
    06 december 2017 19:52:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Economists attending the African Economic Conference convened by three prominent development organisations have questioned the laxity of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in enforcing international transparency in the utilization of public tax. Full text...
  • EU regrets Chad’s failure to surrender Sudan’s leader to ICC
    06 december 2017 18:55:57
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union has regretted that Chad, a State party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), did not comply with its obligations under international law and as a State Party to the ICC to surrender Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir to the Court. Full text...
  • World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit
    06 december 2017 18:32:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The world on Wednesday committed to a pollution-free planet at the close of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, with resolutions and pledges promising to improve the lives of billions across the globe by cleaning up air, land and water. Full text...
  • President Barrow visits Dakar
    06 december 2017 18:11:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow of The Gambia on Wednesday left Banjul for a working visit to Dakar, Senegal. Full text...
  • Rwandan commercial bank switches to investment business
    06 december 2017 17:08:25
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Bank of Kigali has turned into an investment company instead of being a mere finance house focused on credits and savings, an official source confirmed on Wednesday in Kigali.Full text...
  • DR Congo mega-crisis forcing millions to flee
    06 december 2017 16:37:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Figures released Wednesday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have revealed a grim reality inside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with over 1.7 million people fleeing their homes this year. Full text...
  • Rwanda posts 9.1% annual growth in producer price index in Q3 of 2017
    06 december 2017 16:21:55
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda’s general producer price index (PPI), combining both prices for local and export products, registered an annual growth of 9.11% in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016, while on quarterly basis it increased by 1.0 percent compared with the second quarter, the National Institute of Statistics said in a report on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Mauritania: Wednesday's forex rates for Ouguiya
    06 december 2017 15:27:12
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...
  • 2,778 Nigerians in accessible detention camps in Libya to be repatriated soon
    06 december 2017 14:51:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government has confirmed that about 2,778 registered Nigerians are in accessible detention camps in Libya and will be repatriated soon. Full text...
  • Nigerian military kill 7 Boko Haram terrorists, bomb meeting location
    06 december 2017 12:06:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it has killed seven terrorists in the northeast of the country. Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    06 december 2017 11:46:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    06 december 2017 10:31:22
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Japan to support efforts targeting crop-destroying Fall armyworm in South Sudan
    06 december 2017 10:29:56
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Efforts in South Sudan to fight Fall armyworm, an insect that destroys crops, have received a boost thanks to the Government of Japan’s decision to provide US$3 million to support a project run by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) together with South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. Full text...
  • DR Congo 'mega crisis' forcing millions to flee
    06 december 2017 10:22:16
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Nowhere have more people been forced to flee in the first six months of this year than in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), according to a major report released on Wednesday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). Full text...
  • Preparations for Mandela's 100th birthday anniversary kick off
    06 december 2017 08:35:15
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation has officially unveiled an exhibition in Johannesburg to mark Madiba’s 100th birthday next year. Full text...
  • FIFA Club World Cup: Wydad Casablanca fly Africa's flag as contest begins Wednesday
    06 december 2017 07:03:42
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - The FIFA Club World Cup, an annual tournament organised by FIFA that involves the champions of each six continental confederations and the domestic champions of the host country, begins on Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...
  • Clubs to earn US$8,500 per player per day from 2018 World Cup
    06 december 2017 07:01:59
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Football clubs which supply squad members for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia can look forward to massively increased payments of around US$8,530 per player per day, in recognition of their “contribution to the successful staging” of the tournament. Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    06 december 2017 06:18:18
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Somalia Partnership Forum stresses job creation, poverty reduction to promote stability
    06 december 2017 05:58:41
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – A gathering of senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations and the international community concluded in Mogadishu on Tuesday with a call for greater investment in the country’s economic development to create more job opportunities, rehabilitate essential infrastructure, and improve the living conditions of the Somali people. Full text...
  • Donors make initial pledges of US$857 million to fund UNHCR's work in 2018
    06 december 2017 05:51:41
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Donor governments on Tuesday pledged an initial US$857 million to fund the United Nations refugee agency’s work to help some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide in 2018. Full text...
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