Archives - 29 december 2017
  • UNESCO-backed study finds ‘no clear evidence’ social media lead to violent behaviour
    29 december 2017 18:48:23
    Paris, France (PANA) – Violent extremists use the Internet to attract younger audiences, to disseminate content and to foster direct dialogue with young people, a United Nations agency-backed study found, but more research is needed to find out if social media has an effective role in radicalization. Full text...
  • Liberia's election body declares Weah president with 61.5% of votes
    29 december 2017 18:33:44
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Friday declared ex-football star George Weah as President of Liberia after announcing the final batch of results from the 26 December presidential runoff poll. Full text...
  • UN peacekeepers saved many lives in 2017 despite challenges, UN officials say
    29 december 2017 18:28:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 'blue helmets' killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in Côte d'Ivoire, refocused its work in Haiti and will soon complete its mandate in Liberia. Full text...
  • Sudan denounces gunmen attack on Egyptian church
    29 december 2017 18:06:32
    Khartoum, Sudan(PANA) - Sudan has denounced Friday's attack by gunmen against worshipers in an Egyptian Church of Marmina, Halwan, in the outskirts of Cairo, which left at least 10 people dead. Full text...
  • Rwanda takes on Sudan, Algeria in friendlies ahead of CHAN 2018
    29 december 2017 15:55:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's football team, 'Amavubi', is due to leave for Tunisia on 1 Jan. to play Sudan and Algeria in friendly matches ahead of its final qualifiers of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, a sports source confirmed to PANA in Kigali on Friday. Full text...
  • Rwanda names squad for 2018 CHAN
    29 december 2017 15:38:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's head coach Antoine Hey on Friday released a provisional list of 23 players ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), to be held in Morocco, from 13 January to 4 February 2018. Full text...
  • Loser Boakai congratulates winner Weah in Liberian polls
    29 december 2017 14:34:37
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Losing candidate in Liberia’s presidential run-off, incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai, has congratulated winner George Weah after preliminary results were announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC). Full text...
  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    29 december 2017 14:31:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • AfDB achieves 100% investment in green energy Projects in 2017
    29 december 2017 13:30:57
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) achieved a 100% investment in renewable energy in 2017, a major landmark in its commitment to clean energy and efficiency. Full text...
  • Ex-Ghanaian leader hails Liberia's presidential runoff polls
    29 december 2017 13:19:30
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Ghana’s former President John Mahama, who headed the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia, has congratulated Liberians for the successful 26 December presidential runoff vote. Full text...
  • Kenyatta salutes Liberian President-elect George Weah
    29 december 2017 13:12:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated Liberian President-elect George Weah, saying his victory was a triumph of democracy in the West African nation. Full text...
  • South Africa court rules that National Assembly failed to sanction Zuma
    29 december 2017 11:00:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Constitutional Court on Friday ruled that the National Assembly failed to put in place mechanisms to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable for squandering public money on the upgrade to his multi-million dollar private residence. Full text...
  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    29 december 2017 09:06:05
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    29 december 2017 06:50:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
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