Archives - 11 september 2018
  • Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency in Harare
    11 september 2018 17:52:49
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) – Zimbabwean health authorities on Tuesday declared the current cholera outbreak an emergency in the country’s capital Harare. Full text...
  • AU wishes Ethiopians continued peace and joy in New Year
    11 september 2018 17:33:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has on behalf of “the entire African Union Family" extended best wishes to the Ethiopian people as they celebrated New Year 2011 on Tuesday. Full text...
  • World Bank Group set to boost private sector investment in East Africa
    11 september 2018 17:04:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The World Bank Group on Tuesday launched the Development Finance Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, for global public and private sector leaders to explore and demonstrate strategies to boost private sector investment in East Africa’s priority sectors, notably, housing, agriculture and tourism. Full text...
  • Ramaphosa promises lifestyle audits for top SA government officials
    11 september 2018 16:33:45
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - A system of lifestyle audits for top South African government officials will be in place in a matter of weeks, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • AI calls for release of report on Nigerian military's human rights record
    11 september 2018 16:30:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government’s delay in making public a report on the military’s human rights record is an appalling affront to victims who are still waiting for justice, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, one year after a presidential investigative panel started its work. Full text...
  • AfDB supports Senegal’s National Development Strategy
    11 september 2018 14:29:18
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a partial credit guarantee to Senegal to help hedge currency risk arising from Eurobonds and to finance the country’s national development plan. Full text...
  • AfDB sets Sept. 14 deadline for applications to next African Global IT Leaders Program
    11 september 2018 14:01:59
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the implementation of the Next African Global IT Leaders' Program, under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP). Full text...
  • Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says
    11 september 2018 11:27:59
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Kofi Annan's body lies in state as three days of national mourning begins
    11 september 2018 11:10:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The body of the former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, is lying in state at the Accra International Conference Centre as the general public files past to pay their last respects. Full text...
  • Tuesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi
    11 september 2018 10:47:56
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    11 september 2018 10:41:33
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as announced by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • SADC workshop focuses on cyber security
    11 september 2018 06:53:16
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) capacity building workshop focusing on cyber security and the SADC Regional Cyber security Drill opened on Monday at Ebène, in the centre of the island, with the participation of some 50 delegates from 12 countries. Full text...
  • More than 100 drowned on shipwreck off Libyan coast a week ago, survivors say
    11 september 2018 06:45:38
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - More than a hundred people have reportedly died after a shipwreck off the Libyan coast one week ago, survivors told Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams working in Libya. Full text...
  • ‘Direct existential threat’ of climate change nears point of no return, warns UN chief
    11 september 2018 05:56:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, calling for more leadership and greater ambition for climate action, to reverse course. Full text...
  • New UN rights chief pledges to push back on ‘centuries of prejudice and discrimination’
    11 september 2018 05:49:12
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN’s newly appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, intends to push back “centuries of prejudice and discrimination” against vulnerable groups including women and the peoples of the Global South, by pushing for more consensus between Member States, she said on Monday. Full text...
  • Pervasive corruption costs $2.6 trillion, says UN chief
    11 september 2018 05:36:39
    New York, US (PANA) - Corruption is present in all countries, “rich and poor, North and South, developed and developing”. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Monday, at a session on tackling corruption for the sake of peace and international security. Full text...
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