Archives - 09 december 2017
  • 2017 FIFA Club World Cup: Hosts Al-Jazira reach semi-final after 2nd straight win
    09 december 2017 19:38:06
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Al-Jazira of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday won their second match at the ongoing 2017 FIFA Club World Cup, beating Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan 1-0 to reach the semi-finals. Full text...
  • CPJ calls for release of journalist detained in Cameroon
    09 december 2017 19:10:10
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for the immediate release of journalist Patrice Nganang, who is detained in Cameroon, according to a statement obtained Saturday by PANA here. Full text...
  • CPJ compiles report on journalists in prison
    09 december 2017 19:06:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has compiled a report on the number of imprisoned journalists across the globe, PANA reported Saturday, quoting sources close to the press freedom watchdog. Full text...
  • 2017 FIFA Club World Cup: Wydad lose 1-0 to Pachuca of Mexico
    09 december 2017 16:10:33
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Wydad Casablanca of Morocco conceded a goal in overtime to lose 1-0 on Saturday to Pachuca of Mexico at the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...
  • Sudan bans importation of 19 commodities
    09 december 2017 15:24:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Saturday decided to freeze imports of at least 19 commodities, under a policy seeking to shrink demand for hard currency Full text...
  • AfDB accelerates development pace in Tanzania with ‘High 5’ priorities
    09 december 2017 09:25:37
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The African Development Bank’s 2017 Country Results Brief on Tanzania, released recently, says Tanzania’s economic situation as that of a country at the crossroads that has maintained an average growth rate of 6% over the last decade — supported by the industrial sector and agricultural exports — with human development gains. Full text...
  • AfDB leading the way in renewable energy - President Adesina
    09 december 2017 09:24:09
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - In line with the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has approved US$324 million in loan support to two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire that are expected to significantly increase power supplies and keep economic growth on track. Full text...
  • Senegal’s New Airport opens
    09 december 2017 06:43:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal’s new International Blaise Diagne Airport (AIBD), a 525-million-euro infrastructure masterpiece, co-financed with the African Development Bank (AfDB), opened on Thursday, confirming the Bank’s commitment to Africa’s air transportation development, and a strategic component of the High 5 agenda to integrate Africa. Full text...
  • 2017 FIFA Club World Cup: Wydad Casablanca join fray on Saturday
    09 december 2017 06:41:18
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - African champions Wydad Casablanca begin their campaign for the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday against Pachuca of Mexico, winners of the 2017 AFC Champions League. Full text...
  • UN chief calls for US$1 billion in donor contributions to emergency response fund
    09 december 2017 04:17:03
    New York, USA (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday called for US$1 billion in donor contributions to the Organization’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around the world – as humanitarian needs have increased from US$5.2 billion in 2005 to over US$24 billion today. Full text...
  • IOM begins assisting thousands of West African migrants to leave Libya
    09 december 2017 04:10:22
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger have welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking off a voluntary mass evacuation of nearly 4,000 migrants. Full text...
  • Security Council considers measures to support regional force in Sahel
    09 december 2017 04:04:22
    New York, USA (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution clarifying the ways in which the international community, including the UN mission in Mali – known by its French acronym MINUSMA – is expected to provide support to a multi-country joint military force conducting counter-terrorist operations in the Sahel. Full text...
  • Over a dozen UN peacekeepers killed in DRC
    09 december 2017 03:57:46
    New York, USA (PANA) – At least 15 United Nations ‘blue helmets’ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described on Friday as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history. Full text...
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