Archives - 11 december 2017
  • Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted dev't issues – UN
    11 december 2017 21:15:15
    New York, USA (PANA) – A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic prospects. Full text...
  • Bashir to lead Sudan delegation to OIC summit in Turkey
    11 december 2017 21:04:16
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir will leave for Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday at the head of the country's delegation to the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the official news agency SUNA reported on Monday.Full text...
  • Gambia denies signing MOU with Russian politician
    11 december 2017 20:57:45
    Banjul, Gambia ( PANA) – The Gambias government on Monday denied ever signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Russian politician and businessman, Mr Anton Bakov, who wanted to invest in the West African country. Full text...
  • Tunisia, EU sign Open Sky agreement in Tunis
    11 december 2017 20:48:03
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia and the European Union on Monday signed the Open Sky agreement at a ceremony in Tunis which will involve all Tunisian airports, except Tunis-Carthage. Full text...
  • Number of families separated by conflict, natural disasters at all time high - ICRC
    11 december 2017 20:35:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The number of families being separated by conflict, violence and natural disaster is at a five-year high, according to data from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Full text...
  • Kenya football legend ready to reconcile president, opposition chief
    11 december 2017 20:29:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan football legend Joe Kadenge says he is ready to reconcile President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga if given the chance.Full text...
  • Gambia gov’t calls for withdrawal of Trump’s Israel statement
    11 december 2017 15:55:28
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambian government has expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s recent statement on Israel, saying it should be withdrawn, PANA reported Monday. Full text...
  • Nigeria Police raise alert level on Boko Haram attack in Abuja, other states
    11 december 2017 15:51:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Police on Monday raised the Abuja bomb blast threat level to code red, saying the plot by Boko Haram to bomb the Federal Capital Territory and six other states is very real. Full text...
  • Zambia’s Kenani transit centre hosts more than 10,000 refugees
    11 december 2017 14:55:03
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The number of refugees fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and being hosted at the Kenani transit centre in the north of Zambia has now passed the 10,000 mark since August this year. Full text...
  • Parallel presidential 'inauguration' of Kenya's opposition leader postponed
    11 december 2017 13:58:53
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Kenya's opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) has postponed a ceremony to swear in its leader Raila Odinga as a parallel president after a controversial poll it boycotted, the party said in a statement obtained Monday.Full text...
  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    11 december 2017 12:42:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Gov'ts, civil society step up efforts to help mountain people
    11 december 2017 12:02:43
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – Some 60 countries and over 200 civil society organizations on Monday pledged on International Mountain Day to strengthen mountain people and their environments’ resilience in the face of rising climate change, hunger and migration, and ensure sustainable mountain development is integrated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Full text...
  • Opposition party lays charges over Mandela funeral scandal
    11 december 2017 11:11:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday laid charges against the Eastern Cape Provincial Government over the Nelson Mandela funeral graft scandal. Full text...
  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    11 december 2017 08:47:13
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • FAO urges the protection of mountains from degradation
    11 december 2017 07:38:46
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - As the world celebrates International Mountain Day on Monday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is urging the world to protect mountains from degradation, saying they provide energy, water and food, among other things. Full text...
  • UNICEF: Make the digital world safer for children
    11 december 2017 07:13:27
    New York, USA (PANA) – Despite children’s massive online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content, UNICEF said in its annual flagship report released on Monday. Full text...
  • Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    11 december 2017 07:06:15
    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...
  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    11 december 2017 07:05:29
    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...
  • Over a dozen UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo
    11 december 2017 07:01:26
    New York, USA (PANA) – At least 14 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 as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history, the UN updated on Sunday. Full text...
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