Archives - 03 march 2018
  • FIFA Board approves use of video assistant referees
    03 march 2018 20:26:18
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The International Football Association Board has unanimously approved the use of video assistant referees (VARs). Full text...
  • ECOWAS election monitoring chief calls for peaceful vote in Sierra Leone
    03 march 2018 19:27:16
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Prof. Amos Sawyer, Head of the ECOWAS’ 55-member Election Observation Mission, has appealed to Sierra Leone’s political actors and stakeholders to cooperate and ensure that all outstanding political and legal issues are resolved peacefully so as not to jeopardise the smooth conduct of the country’s crucial March 7 presidential, parliamentary and local council polls.Full text...
  • Sudanese ambassador returns to Cairo upon resolution of bilateral differences
    03 march 2018 16:32:47
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudan’s Ambassador to Egypt, Abdul Mahmoud Abdul Halim, who was recalled about two months ago due to strained bilateral relations, has been ordered by authorities here to return to Cairo on Monday and resume his diplomatic duties.Full text...
  • Sierra Leone Police clarify vehicular ban on Election Day
    03 march 2018 15:26:11
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Serra Leone’s Police (SLP) have explained that the ban on vehicular movement on March 7 Election Day is aimed at securing public order and safety, consistent with the police mandate. Full text...
  • 'Gambian government upholds right to freedom of expression' - Justice minister
    03 march 2018 13:37:01
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The government of The Gambia under the new dispensation is committed to creation of a media friendly environment, devoid of harassment and intimidation of media practitioners, in clear recognition of the right to freedom of expression as a fundamental human right, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubacarr M. Tambadou said here on Saturday. Full text...
  • Illicit market demand fuels commercial poaching in SADC region
    03 march 2018 12:54:24
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Significant strides made in wildlife conservation in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region face severe threat from high levels of commercial poaching and illegal trade, fuelled by the growing demand in the illicit market, the grouping’s Executive Secretary, Stergomena Lawrence Tax said on Saturday. Full text...
  • Ramaphosa visits Botswana as new SADC Chairperson
    03 march 2018 12:37:27
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have embarked upon a good road for development and growth, something they should be pleased about, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday while on a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the regional organisation in Gaborone, Botswana.Full text...
  • Saturday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    03 march 2018 11:10:18
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Ugandan leader calls for public awareness on non-genetic causes of infertility
    03 march 2018 09:41:00
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) – Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called for countrywide sensitization of the people about non-genetic causes of infertility because they are avoidable and preventable. Full text...
  • UN joins call for protection of planet’s big cats
    03 march 2018 08:09:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Big cats, the planet’s most majestic predators, are under increasing threat – mostly caused by human activities – and on this year’s World Wildlife Day, the United Nations is joining the world in raising awareness to their plight and galvanizing support for the many actions already under way to safe these iconic species.Full text...
  • UN chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents
    03 march 2018 07:58:36
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing of three aid workers Thursday night in Rann town in Borno state, Nigeria, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...
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