Archives - 05 september 2018
  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: Niger, Ghana draw 0-0 in Group A qualifying match
    05 september 2018 19:51:28
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Hosts Niger on Wednesday drew 0-0 with Ghana in a Group A match in the West Zone B qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 men's football championship, which will take place in Tanzania. Full text...
  • Stop regression on sexual, reproductive rights of women and girls, UN experts urge
    05 september 2018 18:54:00
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Rollback and regression on respect for international human rights norms threatens the sexual and reproductive health rights of women, including women with disabilities, UN human rights experts warned Wednesday. Full text...
  • China backs AU goal to silence guns in Africa by 2020
    05 september 2018 18:31:25
    Beijing, PR China (PANA) – President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on Wednesday reaffirmed his country’s support for the African Union’s goal of silencing the guns by 2020, as well as the integration of the continent. Full text...
  • China backs AU goal to silence guns in Africa by 2020
    05 september 2018 18:28:05
    Beijing, PR China (PANA) – President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on Wednesday reaffirmed his country’s support for the African Union’s goal of silencing the guns by 2020, as well as the integration of the continent. Full text...
  • World Bank VP in Algeria to strengthen partnership in inclusive growth, job creation
    05 september 2018 18:02:29
    Washington, US PANA) - World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, Ferid Belhaj is in on a two-day visit to Algeria from Wednesday to reaffirm the Bank’s support for the national goals of transforming the economy and unlocking the potential of the country’s large youth population, the Bank said. Full text...
  • ANC calls for immediate stimulus package as SA economy dips into recession
    05 september 2018 17:32:52
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has called for ‘aggressiveness’ in implementing an economic recovery package after Stats SA announced on Tuesday that South Africa had slipped into its first technical recession since 2009. Full text...
  • Tedros outlines steps to transform WHO
    05 september 2018 17:09:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Seeking to transform the World Health Organization (WHO), Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the UN agency needs to make several major organizational shifts to truly fulfil its mission and mandate. Full text...
  • 2018 CAF Champions league: CAF unveils quarter-final fixtures
    05 september 2018 17:07:21
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Following the draws made on Monday in Cairo, Egypt, CAF has unveiled the quarter-final fixtures in the 2018 CAF Champions league. Full text...
  • Malagasy national nabbed with heroin at Mauritius airport
    05 september 2018 17:05:48
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) has arrested a female Malagasy national at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam international airport, Plaisance, carrying 216g of heroin. Full text...
  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Quarter-final fixtures unveiled
    05 september 2018 13:15:48
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are the first-leg, quarter-final fixtures of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, according to the CAF media channel, which said draws for the knockout phase were conducted on Monday in Cairo, Egypt. Full text...
  • Graphite mining project in southern Tanzania secures environmental approval
    05 september 2018 11:21:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian focused flake graphite development company, Volt Resources Limited, on Wednesday reported the completion of a key milestone in the development of its Bunyu Graphite Project in the south-east regions of Lindi and Mtwara, after receiving the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Certificate from the National Environment Management Council of Tanzania (NEMC). Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    05 september 2018 09:48:02
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    05 september 2018 09:40:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as announced by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • Disgraced former South African CEO grilled in Parliament
    05 september 2018 09:32:42
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Nine months after the biggest corporate scandal in South African history saw the global Steinhoff International group face collapse, its disgraced former CEO appeared in Parliament on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Morocco, Burkina Faso to cooperate in judicial sector
    05 september 2018 09:26:53
    Rabat Morocco (PANA) - Morocco and Burkina Faso have agreed to promote and develop cooperation on judicial matters, including training, legal assistance, exchange of experiences and technical issues.Full text...
  • Tobacco control, a ‘major component’ of environmental protection efforts – WHO official
    05 september 2018 07:05:18
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment. This is despite control measures can help curb its negative environmental effects, including the damaging impact of climate change, the head of the UN tobacco control treaty watchdog – formally known as the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC - has told UN News. Full text...
  • Inactivity puts physical, mental health of more than 1.4 billion adults at risk, says WHO
    05 september 2018 06:56:10
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable disease, negatively impacting mental health and overall quality of life, according to a newly released United Nations health agency study. Full text...
  • Over $2.1 billion pledged for comprehensive crisis response to Lake Chad Basin
    05 september 2018 06:46:19
    Berlin, Germany (PANA) - A United Nations-backed humanitarian conference to raise much needed resources for relief, development and peacebuilding programmes in the Lake Chad Basin concluded on Tuesday, raising some $2.17 billion in support and about $467 million in concessional loans for the crisis-ridden region. Full text...
  • Ceasefire agreement reached in Libyan capital, says UN mission
    05 september 2018 06:40:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - An agreement on a ceasefire in Tripoli has been reached under the auspices of Ghassan Salame, the top United Nations official in Libya, the UN Support Mission in the country (UNSMIL) announced on Tuesday. Full text...
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