Archives - 19 march 2018
  • Climate change could force over 140 million to migrate within countries by 2050 - WB report
    19 march 2018 20:00:05
    Washington, US (PANA) -- The worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see over 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050, creating a looming human crisis and threatening the development process, according to a new World Bank Group report released on Monday. Full text...
  • AUC chief urges unity of action in creation of African free trade bloc
    19 march 2018 19:41:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Member countries of the African Union (AU) must prove their ability to act as a united bloc in defending the interests of their continent, AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat told the organisation’s Executive Council meeting here on Monday to make final touches to the treaty establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Full text...
  • South African families of mentally ill victims receive major payout (UPDATE)
    19 march 2018 18:22:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Retired deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke, on Monday ordered that the government pay a massive compensation payout to the families of mentally ill patients who were transferred from a leading Gauteng psychiatric hospital to facilities that were unable to care for them. Full text...
  • Africa set for industrialization, opens market of 1.2 billion people
    19 march 2018 18:17:40
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – African countries look forward to great opportunities to be created by the upcoming continental free trade area in advancing the political, social and economic development of Africa as an integrated unit, a senior official of the African Union (AU) said here on Monday. Full text...
  • UN report reproves disproportionate use of force against protestors in DRC
    19 march 2018 16:31:04
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The right to freedom of peaceful assembly was severely restricted and often violently suppressed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2017 and the trend continues so far this year, according to a UN report issued here on Monday. Full text...
  • Rwanda Innovation Fund project to receive US$ 30-million loan from AfDB
    19 march 2018 15:38:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a loan of US$ 30 million to support the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF). Full text...
  • World Water Council urges gov'ts to make water top priority for the people
    19 march 2018 13:33:56
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - The World Water Council (WWC) on Monday renewed its appeal to governments of all countries to make of the access to water for every human their first priority through the increase in investment budgets in water sustainable infrastructure. Full text...
  • FM says Gambia has not signed deportation agreement with EU
    19 march 2018 13:12:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia has not signed a deportation agreement with the European Union (EU) to bring back failed asylum seekers, foreign affairs minister, Ousainou Darboe, told lawmakers in Banjul on Monday. Full text...
  • 14th African gender summit opens in Rwanda
    19 march 2018 12:53:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 14th African summit on gender, initiated by the African Institute for Mathematical sciences (AIMS), in partnership with Africa's top scientific institutes, opened on Monday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, under the theme "Climate change through gender equality: the situation in Africa". Full text...
  • Former minister urges Gambian doctors to end strike action
    19 march 2018 12:15:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The leader of Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) party, Mai Ahmad Fatty, on Monday urged striking Gambia doctors to resume work. Full text...
  • 2018 CAF Champions league: 16 teams reach group stage, 16 losers drop to Confed. Cup play-off
    19 march 2018 10:34:29
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Following the second-leg, first-round matches played across African at the weekend in the 2018 CAF Champions league, here are the 16 qualifiers for the group stage. Full text...
  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    19 march 2018 09:48:45
    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...
  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    19 march 2018 08:58:44
    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...
  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: All qualifiers for play-off stage emerge
    19 march 2018 05:53:57
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Following the second-leg, first-round matches played across African at the weekend in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, here are all the qualifiers for the play-off stage. Full text...
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