Archives - 01 january 2018
  • Bashir affirms Sudan's commitment to fighting terrorism
    01 january 2018 17:40:31
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir has said his government remains committed to global cooperation to foster international and regional peace and counter terrorism, money laundering as well as human trafficking.Full text...
  • AU Commission Chair says 2017 was particularly eventful, "youth our priority"
    01 january 2018 15:47:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Saying that 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, the African Union Commission Chair, Moussa Faki Mahamat, revealed on Sunday that "Youth has been at the center of our agenda", as the organization worked to open up opportunities for them in every field. Full text...
  • On New Year's Day, Henrietta Fore takes office as UNICEF's Executive Director
    01 january 2018 15:12:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms Henrietta Fore takes office on Monday, New Year's day, as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director, bringing to her new role, more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience. Full text...
  • Joint force to maintain security in two Sudanese states
    01 january 2018 14:59:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Following the 6-month state of emergency imposed by President Omar al-Bashir in the states of Kassala and North Kurdufan, the Sudanese Presidency has formed a joint force of the army and other security organs with wide powers of pursuit, inspection and apprehension in the troubled states. Full text...
  • CAF Award Gala in Accra is CAF's 26th edition
    01 january 2018 14:45:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The annual CAF Awards enter their 26th edition this year and the Awards Gala will take place in the Ghanaian capital, Accra on Thursday, 4 January, 2018. Full text...
  • Frenchman Desabre named new Uganda coach
    01 january 2018 14:35:56
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Frenchman Sebastien Desabre has been named Uganda head coach on a three-year contract. Full text...
  • FIFA mulls new youth World Cup, set to abolish U-17, U-20 in 2021
    01 january 2018 14:17:48
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Football's World Governing Body, FIFA, is planning to close down both the under-17 and under-20 World Cups from 2021 onwards, according to the FIFA media outlet. Full text...
  • President Zuma addresses economic challenges
    01 january 2018 10:40:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma has called for radical transformation of the economy in his New Years message. Full text...
  • Kenyan opposition promises pursuit of major political reforms in 2018
    01 january 2018 10:05:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The main opposition alliance in Kenya has promised to pursue major political reforms in the New Year, starting with the release of its programme of civil disobedience and economic boycotts, opposition leader Raila Odinga, said in his New Year message. Full text...
  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    01 january 2018 09:46:13
    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...
  • UN chief calls for restraint amid reports security forces violently dispersed Kinshasa protests
    01 january 2018 08:39:20
    New York, USA (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to exercise restraint amid reports of a violent crackdown by national security forces on demonstrations in the capital, Kinshasa, and a number of other cities. Full text...
  • Akufo-Addo promises 'drastic transformation' as Ghanaians welcome New Year
    01 january 2018 04:27:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the country will this year witness "drastic transformation" as his government works to deliver more campaign promises. Full text...
  • Nearly 386,000 children will be born worldwide on New Year’s Day, says UNICEF
    01 january 2018 04:14:37
    New York, USA (PANA) – Approximately 386,000 babies will be born on New Year’s Day, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday . Of these, over 90 per cent will be born in less developed regions, it said. Full text...
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