Archives - 05 march 2018
  • Africa can tackle its “severe learning crisis” - says World Bank study
    05 march 2018 18:18:22
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Africa faces a “severe learning crisis” that undermines economic growth and the well-being of its citizens, according to a new World Bank study released here on Monday. Full text...
  • ECOWAS poll observers in Sierra Leone urged to be impartial
    05 march 2018 17:50:48
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Prof. Amos Sawyer, Head of ECOWAS’ 55-member Observation Mission to Sierra Leone, on Monday in Freetown tasked the regional observers to discharge their duty with the highest sense of responsibility and impartiality given the critical importance of the March 7 polls to peace and democratic consolidation in the country and the region. Full text...
  • IAAF CEO resigns
    05 march 2018 16:44:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The IAAF announced on Monday that Olivier Gers has resigned as CEO. Gers joined the organization in October 2016.Full text...
  • FAO launches new tools for reporting on world’s forest resources
    05 march 2018 16:21:46
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday launched a new online platform for reporting on the status and trends of the world's forest resources. Full text...
  • Conflicts, weather patterns strain food security - FAO
    05 march 2018 16:16:09
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, a new Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report notes. Full text...
  • Liberain President Weah meets with Bihari, solitics Nigeria's assistance in reviving Liberia's economy
    05 march 2018 16:06:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Liberian President, George Opong Weah, arrived Nigeria on a one-day visit, and held bilateral talks with his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari. Full text...
  • AfDB announces Senior Management appointments
    05 march 2018 14:06:11
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has announced the following Senior Management appointments in the bank. Full text...
  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    05 march 2018 12:46:43
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Niger, Togo presidents expected in Ouagadougou after terror attacks
    05 march 2018 11:02:34
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Three days after the double terrorist attacks that rocked Burkina Faso last Friday, the presidents of Niger and Togo are due to visit their West African neighbour on Monday to express solidarity with them. Full text...
  • Buhari to attend Ghana's 61st independence celebrations
    05 march 2018 10:01:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will attend Ghana's 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Food giant identifies source of killer bacterium
    05 march 2018 09:56:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Food giant Tiger Brands on Monday confirmed all its Enterprise Foods meat products will be recalled nationally after its production plant in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, was the source of a massive outbreak of listeriosis. Full text...
  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    05 march 2018 09:50:33
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    05 march 2018 08:54:14
    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...
  • Heads of election monitoring missions for Sierra Leone's vote meet
    05 march 2018 07:46:27
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Heads of four International Election Observation Missions met in Freetown on Sunday to strategise on effective value addition to the electoral process ahead of Sierra Leone's 7 March presidential, parliamentary and local Council polls. Full text...
  • First-ever CAF Women's Football Symposium to be held in Marrakech
    05 march 2018 06:13:07
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - The Moroccan city of Marrakech will be the centre of attraction from 5-7 March, 2018, for the first ever CAF Women’s Football Symposium. Full text...
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