Archives - 13 february 2018
  • Government cracks down on currency black market dealers
    13 february 2018 20:21:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Khartoum has managed to halt its plummeting national currency, the Sudanese pound, in the black market. Full text...
  • Kenyan Attorney-General resigns
    13 february 2018 20:08:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Attorney-General Prof. Githu Muigai, who valiantly defended President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court and threatened treason charges against the President's opponents, resigned on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Vindicated Mbeki takes aim at Zuma
    13 february 2018 20:04:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former President Thabo Mbeki, who was humiliated by Jacob Zuma a decade ago, has taken a swipe at his old adversary, saying he is no longer fit to lead the country. Full text...
  • Rwanda suspends community radio over hate broadcast
    13 february 2018 14:18:11
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's media regulatory body has suspended a Christian community radio station's operating licence for three months, after it aired what authorities considered as hatred remarks against women by a local pastor. Full text...
  • Libya, Chad ministers discuss border security, illegal immigration
    13 february 2018 13:42:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Foreign Affairs minister of the Government of National Accord, Mohamed Tahar Siala, on Monday held talks with his Chadian counterpart, Mahamat Zene Cherif, on security issues related to their common border and the fight against illegal immigration, according to a press statement issued on Tuesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli. Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    13 february 2018 13:26:55
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • South Africa's ruling party confirms Zuma's recall
    13 february 2018 13:24:09
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Ace Magashule, Secretary-General of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday confirmed that President Jacob Zuma will be recalled. Full text...
  • Gambia signs power purchase deal with Turkish Karpower
    13 february 2018 12:03:33
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) has penned a two-year power rental deal with Turkish company, Karpower, to shore up the country’s decrepit power sector. Full text...
  • Media watchdog denounces Tunisian party's threats against journalists
    13 february 2018 11:50:52
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), has denounced the decision of Tunisian religious party Ennahdha to prosecute journalists and media houses considered as "hostile". Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    13 february 2018 11:34:49
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...
  • DRC refugees perish as growing numbers seek safety in Uganda - UNHCR
    13 february 2018 11:32:24
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Tuesday expressed sadness about reports of four DR Congo refugees who drowned as they were seeking safety in Uganda, after their boat capsized on Lake Albert. Full text...
  • Terrorist cell 'dismantled' in Sinai, says Egyptian army
    13 february 2018 11:08:22
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Egyptian army has dismantled a terrorist cell composed of 10 people and arrested 400 others, including foreigners, in an operation in Sinai, Egyptian state television announced on Tuesday quoting a joint statement of the army and the police.Full text...
  • Knives are out as South Africa gears for Zuma’s final fall (News Analysis by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent)
    13 february 2018 10:50:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There has been scathing criticism of the manner in which President Jacob Zuma has attempted to avert his inevitable downfall as well as a growing crescendo of criticism over his turbulent term in office which has all but destroyed Nelson Mandela’s dream of a united South Africa. Full text...
  • Botswana's labour unions condemn government's work policies
    13 february 2018 10:38:05
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – The Botswana Federation of Public Parastatal and Private Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) on Tuesday criticised the government's attitude to labour relations saying the country lacks sound labour policies. Full text...
  • Tuesday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    13 february 2018 09:58:25
    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...
  • President Zuma recalled by ruling party
    13 february 2018 07:38:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – It appears that President Jacob Zuma’s chaotic term in office is coming to an end after the National Executive Committee of the ruling African National Congress resolved to recall him in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Full text...
  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    13 february 2018 06:26:09
    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...
  • For Valentine’s Day, UNEP urges everyone to ‘break up’ with single-use plastic
    13 february 2018 06:14:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - As many countries prepare to mark Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling on people to end their “toxic relationship” with single-use plastic and find “new love,” with more environmentally sustainable options. Full text...
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