Archives - 07 september 2018
  • UN Chief for Human Rights warns DRC authorities on suppression of peaceful protests
    07 september 2018 17:07:05
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday expressed deep concern about the unending violent suppression of peaceful protests by civil society organizations and opposition political parties ahead of the electoral campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...
  • World Bank launches flagship infrastructure project in Somalia
    07 september 2018 15:44:11
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the World Bank have launched a flagship infrastructure project in the Horn of Africa country, Somali Urban Resilience Project (SURP), worth US$ 9 million, stating that it will be the first national test case for municipal infrastructure delivery. Full text...
  • IMF says Botswana has truly benefited from its mineral wealth
    07 september 2018 14:19:02
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Revenues from diamond mines in Botswana, combined with sound economic policies, have helped build infrastructure and kept the economy stable, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Friday, affirming that the southern Africa country is one of the few in sub-Saharan Africa that has truly benefited from its mineral wealth. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: Nigeria qualify for semi-final in West Zone B qualifier
    07 september 2018 14:16:00
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - After losing their first match (3-2 to Burkina Faso), Nigeria on Thursday powered past Cote d'Ivoire, scoring 5 goals and conceded just one in a Group B 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...
  • Nigerian Prisons Service bags 2018 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy
    07 september 2018 13:22:45
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has been awarded the 2018 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy for the ‘National Open University of Nigeria - Prison Study Centres and Inmates General Education Programme’. Full text...
  • AfDB approves US$15 million Equity Investment to boost SME growth in West Africa
    07 september 2018 13:03:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 15 million equity investment in Verod Capital Growth Fund III, a private equity fund that will make investments in high growth middle market companies in Anglophone West Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. Full text...
  • AfDB's IDEV opens development evaluation week in Abidjan
    07 september 2018 12:55:05
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - AfDB's Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) opened its biennial Development Evaluation Week on Thursday in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, attended by more than 400 government policy- and decision-makers, representatives from development partners, research and academic institutions, evaluation associations and the civil society. Full text...
  • Friday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    07 september 2018 11:29:21
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as announced by the Mauritian Commercial Bank. Full text...
  • Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support - UNHCR
    07 september 2018 11:09:43
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging more support for the nearly one million people displaced by recent violence in South Western Ethiopia, including those who have returned home. Full text...
  • Nigerian Army says it killed 14 Boko Haram terrorists, rescued 21 civilians on Thursday
    07 september 2018 09:15:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian Army on Friday said its troops have killed 14 Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Some 56,000 Nigerian refugees to be repatriated from Niger
    07 september 2018 09:14:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday announced that it is to repatriate about 56,000 Nigerian Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Difa, Niger Republic. Full text...
  • Greek experts train Nigerians in fishing
    07 september 2018 07:08:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Eight Greek experts in the maritime industry have started a training programme for 2,500 Nigerian beneficiaries. Full text...
  • Morocco arrests 2 sub-Saharan Africans over illegal migration
    07 september 2018 06:57:18
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Morocco has arrested two sub-Saharan Africans over their suspected involvement in organising illegal migration in the northeastern town of Nador, said a statement of the ministry of interior on Thursday. Full text...
  • Humanitarian charity calls for creation of spaces for youth to thrive
    07 september 2018 06:51:23
    Abuja, Nigeria, (PANA) - Youth living in emergencies need safe spaces where they have freedom of expression and experience mutual respect and constructive dialogue, humanitarian charity the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) has said. Full text...
  • ‘Legally binding’ nuclear-test ban essential to prevent ‘catastrophic impact’, says UN chief
    07 september 2018 06:41:28
    New York, US (PANA) - On the annual observance of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, Secretary-General António Guterres has highlighted the “inextricable connection” between testing and eliminating nuclear weapons across the world. Full text...
  • Verdict against South Sudan soldiers ‘finally delivers justice’ – UN Mission
    07 september 2018 06:30:19
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has applauded the verdict by a military court on Thursday, that found 10 government soldiers guilty of murder, rape and other crimes against civilians and journalists at a hotel in the capital Juba, just over two years ago. Full text...
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