Archives - 12 december 2017
  • UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage
    12 december 2017 20:04:07
    New York, USA (PANA) – The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day. Full text...
  • New compact to improve refugee response ‘a chance to chart a different course’ – UNHCR
    12 december 2017 19:58:25
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday kicked off in Geneva a dialogue on protection challenges with a stark warning: the tragedy of forced displacement has deepened – one year after the world pledged to improve its response to refugee situations. Full text...
  • Green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief
    12 december 2017 19:52:06
    Paris, France (PANA) – Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge. Full text...
  • New Year could bring more misery to children in DR Congo’s Kasai region - UNICEF
    12 december 2017 19:44:57
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – In the coming year, severe acute malnutrition could claim the lives of more than 400,000 children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s volatile Kasai region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. Full text...
  • 2017 FIFA Club WC: Wydad Casablanca end campaign in 6th place
    12 december 2017 18:01:17
    Al Ain, UAE (PANA) - Wydad Casablanca of Morocco ended their campaign for the FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 6th place, losing 3-2 to Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits US$300m for boosting farmers' resilience to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa
    12 december 2017 17:22:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday pledged US$ 300 million over the next three years (2018-2020) to support agricultural research that will help the poorest farmers better adapt to increasingly challenging growing conditions brought about by climate change Full text...
  • Two soldiers killed in Boko Haram roadside IED attack in Northeast Nigeria
    12 december 2017 16:31:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military on Tuesday confirmed that two soldiers were killed in an explosion on Monday when their vehicles stepped on a roadside bomb planted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri-Damboa highway, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Oscar Pistorius involved in prison brawl
    12 december 2017 14:01:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former Paralympic Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison fight over the use of a public phone. Full text...
  • Aid agency warns of looming hunger in 2018 in South Sudan
    12 december 2017 11:14:41
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) is expressing deep concern at the serious escalation in violence in South Sudan, as the conflict enters its fifth year on 15 December. Full text...
  • ACP Council approves key policy actions
    12 december 2017 10:53:22
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues affecting ACP countries, according to an ACP statement on Monday.Full text...
  • Commodity-dependent developing countries urged to diversify economies
    12 december 2017 10:36:29
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries (CDDCs) are by 2030 set to lag behind countries with more diverse economies in their social and economic achievements.Full text...
  • Four ambassadors present credentials to Gambian President Barrow
    12 december 2017 10:24:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Four new ambassadors to the Gambia have presented their credentials to President Adama Barrow, according to a statement from Amie Bojang Cissoho, the Director of Press. Full text...
  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    12 december 2017 07:58:39
    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 exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    12 december 2017 06:41:16
    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...
  • Rights group says EU gov'ts complicit in horrific abuse of refugees, migrants in Libya
    12 december 2017 06:36:18
    London, UK (PANA) - Human rights group, Amnesty International, says European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained by Libyan immigration authorities in appalling conditions in Libya. Full text...
  • UN honours 14 peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo
    12 december 2017 06:18:41
    Beni, DR Congo (PANA) – The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history. Full text...
  • 2017 FIFA Club WC: Wydad Casablanca vs Urawa Japan in match for 5th place
    12 december 2017 06:12:03
    Al Ain, UAE (PANA) - Quarter-final losers Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan meet on Tuesday at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain in a match for fifth place at the ongoing 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Full text...
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