Archives - 14 february 2018
  • CPJ welcomes release of 2 Ethiopian journalists
    14 february 2018 22:45:23
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday welcomed the release of two Ethiopian journalists, Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye, from custody. Full text...
  • Humiliated South Africa's President Zuma throws in the towel
    14 february 2018 22:21:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Jacob Zuma on Wednesday night resigned as President of South Africa following a lengthy campaign to remove him from office. Full text...
  • Zambian President reshuffles cabinet
    14 february 2018 18:52:20
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reshuffled his cabinet, dropping Water Development, Sanitation and Environment Protection minister Lloyd Kaziya and demoting Finance minister Felix Mutati who becomes Minister of Works and Supply. Full text...
  • AU Peace and Security Council reiterates concern over political standoff in Guinea Bissau
    14 february 2018 18:03:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has underscored the need for the security and armed forces of Guinea Bissau to refrain from interfering in the country’s political and institutional crisis and to continue to uphold the national constitution. Full text...
  • AI hails ECOWAS Court ruling against Gambia’s media laws
    14 february 2018 16:57:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday hailed the West African sub-regional court’s ruling against Gambia’s draconian media laws. Full text...
  • South African President Zuma refuses to step down
    14 february 2018 16:49:54
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma has refused to step down, saying the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has not provided him with reasons to leave office. Full text...
  • UK court deals a blow to Nigeria oil spill victims
    14 february 2018 15:47:16
    London, UK (PANA) - A UK Court of Appeals has ruled that two Niger Delta communities cannot have their case against oil giant Shell heard in the UK because the parent company cannot be held liable for the actions of its Nigerian subsidiary, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Nigeria’s inflation rate drops for 13th consecutive month
    14 february 2018 15:34:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's Consumer Price Index (CPI) has dropped for the 13th consecutive month since January 2017 and now stands at 15.13 per cent in January 2018, the Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said in its latest Inflation Report released on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    14 february 2018 15:27:23
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central bank of Mauritania.Full text...
  • President Weah expected in Dakar
    14 february 2018 15:24:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Liberia’s president, George Weah, is expected in Dakar on Wednesday afternoon for a working visit. Full text...
  • Defiant South African President Zuma refuses to go
    14 february 2018 15:18:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A defiant President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday indicated that he was not prepared to resign despite being recalled by the governing African National Congress (ANC). Full text...
  • Storms destroy homes, crops in northeast Rwanda
    14 february 2018 12:07:18
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Heavy rains have damaged large acres of crops, destroyed 26 houses and affected dozens of people in Ntoma, a village in northeastern Rwanda, officials said on Wednesday.Full text...
  • Eritrean cyclists win first stage of African Cycling Championships
    14 february 2018 11:38:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Eritrean national cycling team won the first stage of the African Continental Road Championships in men's elite category staged on Wednesday on the highway connecting Kigali to Bugesera in the southeast. Full text...
  • No Confidence Motion scheduled to force President Zuma out
    14 february 2018 11:29:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In another day of high drama, the governing African National Congress (ANC) has served notice that it would file a Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma who continues to defy his party and the country by refusing to resign two days after being recalled. Full text...
  • Egyptian army kills 15 suspected terrorists in Sinai Peninsula
    14 february 2018 11:18:25
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Fifteen suspected terrorists have been killed in a gun battle with the Egyptian armed forces in the Sinai Peninsula, a statement from the office of the army chief of staff announced on Wednesday. Full text...
  • African Continental Cycling Championships begin in Rwanda
    14 february 2018 09:16:47
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Top riders from 21 African countries hit the road in Kigali on Wednesday in the African Continental Road Championships that will be staged from 13-18 February over a distance of 618.4 km. Full text...
  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    14 february 2018 08:43:21
    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...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    14 february 2018 08:41:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    14 february 2018 07:58:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Radio, sports can help people achieve their potential, says UN on World Radio Day
    14 february 2018 05:11:57
    New York, US (PANA) - In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, marking World Radio Day with a call to celebrate both radio and sports as ways of helping people achieve their potential. Full text...
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