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  • Thursday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    07 june 2018 13:04:59
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    07 june 2018 13:01:04
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Indian Ocean Commission, EU examine peace, security, climate change
    07 june 2018 07:37:56
    Ebene, Mauritius (PANA) - Delegates from the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and the European Union (EU) on Wednesday discussed peace, security, regional stability, climate change and management of natural resources during a political dialogue held in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritius' trade deficit for 2018 forecast at US$3.11bn
    06 june 2018 08:44:27
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Statistics Mauritius has estimated that Mauritian total exports for 2018 will reach around MRs 84bn and imports around MRs 193bn, thus resulting in a trade deficit worth MRs 109bn or about USD 3.11bn. (US1=MRs35). Full text...

  • Mauritius to wage war against plastic pollution
    06 june 2018 08:34:50
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Acting President Mr Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory has called on the population to join hands to wage war against plastic pollution in a message on Tuesday night at the launch of activities marking World Environment Day 2018. Full text...

  • Weeding corruption out of sport an investment in development - UN
    06 june 2018 03:42:35
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - Sports scandals, including allegations of endemic corruption and the involvement of organised crime, threaten to undermine the sector’s potential to contribute to peace and global development, a senior United Nations official said on Tuesday Full text...

  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    05 june 2018 10:38:24
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • President Kabila sends special message to AU Commission on situation in DRC
    04 june 2018 16:38:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are determined to successfully carry out the ongoing process, in conformity with the schedule drawn up by the National Independent Electoral Commission in order to hold elections at the end of the year, Foreign Affairs Minister Leonard She Okitundu has said. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    04 june 2018 09:25:08
    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...

  • IMF says Guinea-Bissau faces broadly positive outlook
    02 june 2018 08:19:59
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) – Guinea-Bissau currently appears in a broadly positive outlook, with the recent consensus-based agreement on a new government offering the prospect of greater political stability, according to a senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • Africa CDC deploys volunteers to tackle Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo
    01 june 2018 18:29:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After recruiting and training 18 Congolese volunteers, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has deployed them to Equator province to support the response to Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches new pictorial tobacco health warning labels
    01 june 2018 10:53:07
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health Ministry on Friday launched a new set of pictorial health warning labels on tobacco packages to sensitise the population on the harmful effects of cigarette smoking. The new labels will replace the existing once set which date back to 2009. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    31 may 2018 09:43:47
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    30 may 2018 10:51:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Air Seychelles orders A320neo Airbus aircraft
    29 may 2018 11:43:50
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Seychelles, on Tuesday announced its first order of the new generation A320neo (new engine option) aircraft as part of the plan to refresh its fleet and increase efficiency on its regional network. Full text...

  • Mauritius hosts 9th SADC Regional UN Public Administration Network workshop
    29 may 2018 11:33:06
    Pointe-aux-Piments, Mauritius (PANA) - The 9th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) workshop focusing on the future of public service in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution is underway at Le Meriden Hotel in Pointe-aux-Piments, northern Mauritius. Full text...

  • 2018 tourist arrivals in Mauritius forecast to hit 1.41 million
    29 may 2018 06:45:11
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Statistics Mauritius, a Mauritian governmental body, said on Tuesday that tourist arrivals are forecast of 1.41 million in 2018. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    28 may 2018 10:39:04
    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...

  • Rwanda ratifies AfCFTA, Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport
    27 may 2018 06:25:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Rwanda on Saturday deposited its ratification instruments of the Agreement on the Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport, with the African Union Commission (AUC). Full text...

  • Graca Machel urges South Africans to live the ‘Madiba way’
    26 may 2018 09:01:48
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Graca Machel, widow of both South African president Nelson Mandela and Mozambican president Samora Machel, has called on all South Africans to “live the Madiba way” and thanked all those who served Mandela. Full text...

  • Mauritius Cabinet approves 15 public holidays for 2019
    26 may 2018 08:29:00
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Cabinet of Ministers has approved a list of 15 public holidays for year 2019 at its weekly sitting on Friday, PANA learnt from official sources in Port Louis.Full text...

  • AU-UN mission in Darfur boosts vigilance in wake of attacks on camps for displaced
    25 may 2018 15:57:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Following a series of armed attacks on camps hosting displaced Sudanese in central Darfur, the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission there has urged all parties to respect humanitarian space which it says should be free of weapons, threats, and violence. Full text...

  • Mauritius calls for better Africa for future generations
    25 may 2018 06:00:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius firmly believes that a strong, secure, united and economically independent and prosperous Africa is central to the island’s own economic progress and social development. Full text...

  • SAMOA Pathway preparatory meeting underway in Mauritius
    24 may 2018 15:44:37
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Foreign Affairs Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo has said that Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) should not despair but take their future in their hands, use their visions and know-how to develop themselves, depend on themselves despite their remoteness. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    24 may 2018 13:09:38
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchnage rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    24 may 2018 13:07:01
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Ghana football association chief granted bail
    24 may 2018 09:55:29
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service on Wednesday evening granted bail to the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, after he was interrogated over allegations that he had used the names of the President, Vice-President and senior government officials tin an alleged crime, the state-owned Graphic newspaper reported. Full text...

  • "Sustainability, digitalization are key elements for a green tourism industry"
    23 may 2018 14:49:29
    Pointe-aux-Piments, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth, on Wednesday said that with the growing uncertainties prevailing on the global tourism market, it is imperative to develop effective strategies to address factors negatively impacting on the sustainable growth of the industry. Full text...

  • Sahel, Horn of Africa attend workshop on peace-building
    23 may 2018 11:55:09
    Addis Ababa Ethiopia (PANA) - The Consultation and Experience Sharing Workshop between the Sahel and the Horn of Africa on Peace-building and the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education kicked off on Tuesday at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    23 may 2018 08:32:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Ghana's president orders arrest of Ghana Football Association chief for alleged fraud
    22 may 2018 19:47:54
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the arrest of Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi over alleged fraud, the local media reported on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Small Islands Developing States discuss sustainable tourism
    22 may 2018 08:41:08
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping Premdut Koonjoo has said that tourism has become a vibrant industry and is the first pillar of the economy in Mauritius, contributing around 10% to GDP and sustaining more than 100,000 jobs. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    22 may 2018 08:30:08
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Potential unprecedented levels of heroin as opium production hits record high
    22 may 2018 06:58:14
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record-high last year, leading to unprecedented levels of potential heroin on the world market, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a new report released on Monday. Full text...

  • Int'l conference on digitalization, sustainable tourism opens Wednesday in Mauritius
    21 may 2018 15:25:58
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) – An International conference on digitalisation and sustainable tourism opens Wednesday in Mauritius with a unique opportunity for networking and for paving the way for a more profitable tourism industry across countries, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Mauritius to debate Human Tissue Bill in Parliament
    21 may 2018 11:54:06
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - As the Mauritian Parliament prepares to begin the second reading the Human Tissue (Removal, Preservation and Transplant Bill) on Tuesday, Health and Quality of Life Minister Anwar Husnoo has given the assurance that the law will not in any way contravene or impede on one’s religious or cultural beliefs of the people. Full text...

  • Mauritius to introduce Use of Pesticides Bill
    21 may 2018 11:31:22
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Agroindustry and Food Security Minister Mahen Seeruttun will on Tuesday introduce the Use of Pesticides Bill in Parliament in a bid to regulate, control and monitor the use of pesticides in the island. Full text...

  • Mauritius expresses concern at violence on Israeli-Gaza border
    18 may 2018 13:40:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Government of Mauritius has expressed deep concern at the high level of casualties, including the number of injured, following violence on the Israeli-Gaza Border, a few days ago, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Madagascar set up Joint Commission to expand cooperation
    18 may 2018 12:10:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius and Madagascar have embarked on a new path of bilateral cooperation and expanding the existing collaboration with the establishment of a Joint Permanent Commission. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches 'Home Solar' project to alleviate poverty
    18 may 2018 09:07:57
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius has launched a Home Solar project that aims at installing solar photovoltaic systems on rooftops of 10,000 poor households as part of the Government’s efforts to alleviate poverty whilst contributing to the national target of achieving 35% of renewable electricity in the energy mix by 2025. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    17 may 2018 11:21:47
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Liberia needs support of African, international partners to build lasting peace
    17 may 2018 11:17:37
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The withdrawal of United Nations peacekeepers soon after a successful election signals that Liberia is well on the road to recovery, but the country’s transition from war to sustained peace is far from over, the Liberia Peacebuilding Office, the African Union and the Institute for Security Studies said on Thursday in a joint press release. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    17 may 2018 11:10:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches 'Observatory for Parenthood'
    16 may 2018 09:36:35
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius has launched an Observatory for Parenthood, which is a collaborative platform for the exchange of information among parenthood supporting stakeholders across the island, official sources said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns
    16 may 2018 04:13:41
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    15 may 2018 13:21:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    15 may 2018 13:17:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • ‘Much work to do and no time to waste’ in cybercrime fight - Guterres
    15 may 2018 05:26:22
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - The UN body focusing on crime prevention and criminal justice, opened its annual session in Vienna on Monday, calling for a more integrated global response to continuing and emerging challenges, including cybercrime. Full text...

  • Mauritius PM calls for international cooperation to effectively address the drug scourge
    10 may 2018 16:27:20
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday said prevention of early use of drugs is not only one of the top national priorities of Mauritius but is also one of the world’s most pressing challenges. Full text...

  • Conference on green business development opens in Mauritius
    10 may 2018 10:21:49
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Business, Enterprises and Cooperatives Minister Sunil Bholah on Thursday again raised red flags about the severity of environmental degradation.Full text...

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