Archives - 27 december 2017
  • Sustained cooperation vital to address Somalia’s challenges, says UN envoy
    27 december 2017 22:31:50
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – In a year which saw millions of Somali civilians displaced by armed conflict and thousands more killed and wounded in violence, the United Nations envoy to the country has called for sustained cooperation to tackle a number of pressing challenges. Full text...
  • World could see 1.8 billion tourists by 2030 – UN agency
    27 december 2017 22:05:48
    New York, USA (PANA) – By 2030, there could be 1.8 billion tourists – just over one in five persons in the world – travelling around the globe, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has said. Full text...
  • ECOWAS urges fairness, openness, transparency in final stage of Liberia’s runoff poll
    27 december 2017 19:58:44
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) on Wednesday urged Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) to approach the concluding phases of Tuesday’s runoff between two leading candidates with fairness, openness and transparency until the proclamation of results. Full text...
  • UN chief dispatches Nigeria’s Obasanjo to support power transfer in Liberia
    27 december 2017 18:03:59
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia, and announced that he has sent former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo to support the country in the first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically-elected leader to another in more than 70 years. Full text...
  • President Lungu fires Zambia's National Development Planning minister
    27 december 2017 16:10:02
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has terminated the appointment of Lucky Mulusa as Minister of National Development Planning, according to a State House press statement released on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Observers of Liberia's presidential runoff poll meet
    27 december 2017 14:23:18
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Ghana's former President and Head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Observation Mission, John Mahama, on Wednesday met with heads of other International observer groups to review the Tuesday's presidential runoff vote. Full text...
  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    27 december 2017 12:04:39
    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...
  • Residents of Zambian town in terror siege
    27 december 2017 08:22:40
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Residents of Kitwe’s Kwacha township, northern Copperbelt Province of Zambia, spent Christmas eve and night indoors in fear of a notorious gang calling itself “Sons of the Devil" that warned it would beat up anyone coming out at night during the festive season. Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    27 december 2017 07:10:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • UN General Assembly approves US$5.4 billion UN budget for next two years
    27 december 2017 07:02:53
    New York, USA (PANA) – Concluding the main part of its 72nd session, the United Nations General Assembly has taken a number of key actions, including approving a nearly US$5.4 billion programme budget for the Organization for the biennium 2018-2019. Full text...
  • UN chief welcomes ceasefire between Congo, Pastor Ntumi
    27 december 2017 06:54:26
    New York, USA (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the signing of a ceasefire agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Congo and a group led by Reverend Pastor Ntumi. Full text...
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