Archives - 02 march 2018
  • Investing in school meals ‘win-win’ for West African nations – UN
    02 march 2018 20:26:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The United Nations food relief agency has urged Governments in West Africa to spend more money on school meal programmes as these investments not only contribute to children’s better future but also create local jobs around agriculture. Full text...
  • Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UNESCO
    02 march 2018 20:22:57
    Paris, France (PANA) - Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years, according to a new United Nations cultural agency report. Full text...
  • US Secretary of State to embark on Africa tour
    02 march 2018 19:57:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is due to embark on an expanded visit to Africa, focused on peace and security, trade and counter-terrorism, the U.S. State Department Spokesperson, Heather Nauert, said. Full text...
  • Buhari condemns Boko Haram killing of 4 UN workers in Northeast Nigeria
    02 march 2018 19:53:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Four UN aid workers were killed in a Thursday night attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Rann community, Borno State, in Northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Five policemen killed in Al Shabaab attack in North Eastern Kenya
    02 march 2018 19:49:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Kenyan Police are in pursuit of an Al Shabaab operative, named Jamaa Nuh Abdille, who led an attack at the Fino Police camp in Mandera Friday, killing five border patrol Police officers and disabling telecommunication connection in the North Eastern region, Police said. Full text...
  • Buhari says ECOWAS must run leaner, smarter organisation by cutting costs
    02 march 2018 19:44:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, said on Friday that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must run a leaner and smarter organisation by cutting costs and becoming more efficient to achieve the objectives of the sub-regional body. Full text...
  • Kenyan hospital chief suspended after mistaken brain surgery
    02 march 2018 19:40:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenya’s health ministry Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki, said the chief executive officer of the state-run hospital would be forced to leave office until an investigation into the circumstances under which a patient was wrongfully subjected to a brain surgery is complete. Full text...
  • Military, Security chiefs in Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria, review operations against Boko Haram
    02 march 2018 19:31:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, and the Service Chiefs with the Director General of the Department of State Service met in Maiduguri on Thursday and Friday to review the ongoing operations in the North East, particularly, the operation to get back the Dapchi girls.Full text...
  • Barrow lays foundation for Gambia’s Special Economic Zone
    02 march 2018 19:26:36
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow on Friday laid the foundation stone for Gambia’s “Special Economic Zone Business City” initiative at Banjul International Airport. Full text...
  • 6 gunmen, 7 soldiers killed in Ouagadougou attack
    02 march 2018 16:38:52
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Six attackers were shot dead, while the Burkinabe army lost seven soldiers in Friday morning's attack by unknown gunmen in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, according to the government spokesman Remis Dandjounou.Full text...
  • WADB gives Mali 5 billion CFAF for potable water project in Bamako
    02 march 2018 15:19:54
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The West African Development Bank (WADB) will give Mali 5 billion CFAF for the Kabala potable water project in the Malian capital, following a financing convention signed Friday in Bamako by the Malian minister of Economy and Finances, Boubou Cissé, and the WADB governor, Christian Adovelande. Full text...
  • Friday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    02 march 2018 14:30:10
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • South Africa's Opposition parties turn against each other
    02 march 2018 14:27:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Tensions between South Africa’s two largest opposition parties have reached boiling point with the Democratic Alliance (DA) confirming that it will be reporting the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, to the Equality Court for hate speech and incitement of violence. Full text...
  • Nigerian govt says search for abducted 110 Dapchi schoolgirls extended to neighbouring countries
    02 march 2018 14:21:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian government on Friday announced that the ongoing search for the 110 girls, abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, in Yobe State, Northeast Nigeria, has been extended to neighbouring countries. Full text...
  • NGOs engage stakeholders on environmentally-friendly businesses in Gambia
    02 march 2018 11:50:42
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Two NGOs on Friday held a forum that brought together stakeholders across Gambia with the view to looking at ways to do business without harming the environment. Full text...
  • LEAD: Explosion rocks Burkina Faso capital
    02 march 2018 11:35:42
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - An explosion has rocked the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, on Friday morning, the local media reported. Full text...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Explosion rocks Ouagadougou
    02 march 2018 11:26:47
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - An explosion has rocked the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou on Friday morning, the local media reported. Full text...
  • Ethiopian parliament approves controversial state of emergency
    02 march 2018 11:00:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Members of Ethiopia’s parliament on Friday approved the controversial state of emergency imposed by the council of ministers on 16 February, news portal Addis Standard reported, noting that the emergency decree will last for six months.Full text...
  • ‘Gains made in Somalia risk being eroded,’ warn AMISOM troop contributors
    02 march 2018 10:50:20
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Foreign affairs and defence ministers from troop contributing countries (TCCs) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have warned that gains made in the Horn of Africa country risk being eroded if outstanding issues such as inadequate troop numbers and unpredictable funding are not addressed. Full text...
  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    02 march 2018 08:20:36
    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...
  • Uganda launches biometric refugee verification exercise
    02 march 2018 06:48:16
    Mbarara, Uganda (PANA) - The Government of Uganda has launched the biometric refugee verification exercise in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement located in Mbarara District in the South-West of Uganda. Full text...
  • Patient recuperating after mistaken brain surgery in Kenya
    02 march 2018 06:21:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A patient at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Kenya is recovering after wrongfully undergoing a brain surgery at the facility, the Hospital's Chief Executive Officer Lily Koros said on Thursday. Full text...
  • UN launches new global data collection tool to help reduce disaster
    02 march 2018 06:13:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) kick-offed on Thursday a historic new effort to collect comprehensive global data on disaster losses. Full text...
  • In crisis-torn Sahel, UN anti-drugs and crime agency helps bolster justice system
    02 march 2018 06:06:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Africa’s vast Sahel – plagued by humanitarian crises, armed conflict and terrorism – is now witnessing improvements in its criminal justice system thanks to a special programme by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which assists governments in the region to come together to fight corruption, and human and drug trafficking. Full text...
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