African Media (UNESCO) -
  • Mauritius: Quarrel between two ministers hits the headlines this week in Mauritius
    16 april 2016 16:45:42
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The virulent outburst from Foreign Affairs Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo against his cabinet colleague, the Financial Services and Good Governance Minister, Roshi Bhadain, hits the headlines this week in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan media highlight int'l campaign against genocide
    16 april 2016 09:35:54
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Global campaigns against genocide dominated newspaper headlines in Rwanda this week, as the country is commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the genocide in which more than a million Tutsis lost their lives. Full text...

  • Ghana: Concerns over examination malpractices reported in Ghana
    09 april 2016 08:57:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Just as students in second cycle schools started writing the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) papers on Monday in Ghana, the media have been flooded with reports of examination malpractices that threaten the credibility of the examination. Full text...

  • Ghana: Deportation of 3 South Africans, retirement of Central Bank Governor reported in Ghana
    02 april 2016 09:41:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The deportation of three retired South African policemen brought into Ghana by the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to train some of its members and the retirement of the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, were some of the stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week.Full text...

  • Ghana: Politics dominates Ghanaian media
    26 march 2016 08:55:02
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Politics once again dominated the Ghanaian media this week, with the death of a former chairman of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on the front pages. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says 3 journalists assaulted in Congo Brazzaville
    25 march 2016 15:10:01
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said that three international journalists who were covering the elections in the Republic of Congo were punched and had their passports and equipment seized on Wednesday by a group of four men who identified themselves as police. Full text...

  • US: UN Women launches media partnership to bring gender equality to newsrooms
    23 march 2016 07:20:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality launched an innovative partnership with leading media houses on Tuesday to galvanize attention and concrete action towards women's rights within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report security alert, Mahama’s debate challenge to main opposition leader
    19 march 2016 06:47:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Public security alert following the 20 March terrorist attack in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana’s western neighbour, and a challenge thrown by President John Dramani Mahama to opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo to address some “contentious” statements made by the latter were some of the stories highlighted in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Independence Day celebration, brochure gaffe, women’s day reported in Ghana
    12 march 2016 08:36:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The celebration of Ghana’s 59th Independence Day on 6 March, an embarrassing brochure for the main event and celebration of International Women’s Day were some of the stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Capital punishment leads the headlines in Mauritius
    05 march 2016 14:50:31
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The debate on the reintroduction of capital punishment has once again appeared on the forefront of newspapers in Mauritius this week, following the discovery of two dead bodies on 26 February.Full text...

  • Ghana: War of words on State of the Nation address highlighted in Ghana
    05 march 2016 06:35:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A war of words following the 25 February State of the Nation address by President John Dramani Mahama and the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Ghana were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: President’s pension hits headlines this week in Mauritius
    27 february 2016 14:02:07
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Can a former President of the Republic of Mauritius take on a paid job after retiring from his post and continue to benefit from a pension? This is the question put by the media following a legal action initiated by a lawyer before the Supreme Court asking for the freezing of the salary and allowances of the present Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who is back to power since December 2014. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama’s state of the nation address fills newspapers
    27 february 2016 08:51:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Thursday’s State of the Nation address by President John Dramani Mahama filled Ghanaian newspapers this week, with the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) hailing it as a comprehensive presentation of the president's performance since his inauguration three years ago while the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) rubbished it as propaganda. Full text...

  • Ghana: Gory road accident, President’s Iran visit reported in Ghana
    20 february 2016 06:36:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A gory accident on Wednesday night that claimed the lives of 61 passengers, President John Dramani Mahama’s state visit to Iran and the high number of deaths from meningitis were some of the stories highlighted in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritians mark International Mother Language Day 2016
    18 february 2016 12:56:14
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) — Mauritius Thursday organised several activities in Port-Louis to mark the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2016 in a bid to sensitise the population on its rich and diverse culture and in a broader sense the importance of preserving the languages used around the world. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan offers to mediate between Burundi and Rwanda
    17 february 2016 11:14:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Foreign Ministry has revealed that Khartoum has offered to mediate in the growing dispute between Burundi and Rwanda.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Federal government disengages heads of information parastatals
    15 february 2016 11:02:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Federal Government has disengaged the heads of the six information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana: 'Bloody week' reported in Ghanaian media
    13 february 2016 09:44:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week reported a number of killings that rocked the country, with the assassination of a Member of Parliament, shooting dead by police of two people mistaken for armed robbers and bloody clashes between Muslim youth and residents of Tafo, a suburb in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city, being the most prominent. Full text...

  • Ghana: Looming strikes, conflict between farmers and herdsmen reported in Ghana
    06 february 2016 07:06:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Looming strikes by drivers and traders, and conflict between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the Ashanti Region were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ welcomes striking out of Criminal Defamation Laws in Zimbabwe
    04 february 2016 11:50:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has welcomed the Zimbabwe Supreme Constitutional Court striking out of the country's criminal defamation laws. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan journalist Mugisha released
    04 february 2016 10:26:26
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - After several hours of interrogation by Rwandan police, Ivan Mugisha, who is the correspondent with the Kenyan-based Nation Media newspaper, has been released from custody, a reliable source confirmed on Thursday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria will work to reposition the Pan African News Agency - Minister
    03 february 2016 17:06:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has given the assurance that Nigeria will do all it takes to ensure the continued survival and repositioning of the Pan African News Agency (PANA) to enable it fulfil its mandate. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ condemns Equatorial Guinea for Gbagbo trial coverage ban
    03 february 2016 11:45:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has strongly condemned the decision of the government in Equatorial Guinea to ban state television from covering the trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, which opened at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on 28 January. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Musical piracy dominates headlines in Mauritius
    30 january 2016 15:29:41
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Musical piracy, whereby unscrupulous vendors copy the works of local artists and sell them to the public at large, dominated the media headlines this week in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Ghana: Meningitis deaths, reduction in power tariff reported in Ghana
    30 january 2016 07:23:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week reported the rising deaths from the outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis and the request of a British fugitive to be repatriated to stand trial for his alleged murder of his partner and two children.Full text...

  • South Africa: SA comedian secures US$3 million book deal
    29 january 2016 08:57:24
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Soweto-born comedian Trevor Noah has confirmed that he will publish a book about growing up in Apartheid South Africa.Full text...

  • Ghana: Workers’ demonstration, major electricity blackout reported in Ghana
    23 january 2016 08:31:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week reported on workers’ demonstrations throughout the country to protest against increases in utility tariffs and taxes on petroleum products and a national blackout following a systems failure. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. will not regulate Online Publications - Minister
    22 january 2016 15:30:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that the Federal Government will not regulate Online Publications in the country, saying the publishers are responsible enough to regulate themselves. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights groups want charges against 3 Cameroonian journos dropped
    21 january 2016 14:26:32
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Cameroonian authorities must immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against three journalists, accused of failing to disclose information and sources, Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders said on the eve of their trial before a military court.Full text...

  • Kenya: Editor fired for criticising president in opinion piece
    21 january 2016 12:56:21
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Senior Editor with the Nations Media Group in Kenya, who was accused of writing an editorial that heavily criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta, was sacked on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Government denies asking private sector to boycott private media
    21 january 2016 09:37:00
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Botswana government had refuted media reports that vice president Mokgweetsi Masisi made efforts to coerce the business community to join the government's decision not to advertise in the private media.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Case against PM’s son made headlines in Mauritius
    16 january 2016 15:32:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The appeal case involving Pravind Jugnauth, son of the Mauritian Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who was jailed one year by an Intermediate Court here on 11 July, 2015, after he was found guilty of conflict of interest in the purchase by the State of a private hospital in which his sister was a shareholder, dominated headlines this week in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari's order on culprits in alleged fraudulent arms purchases reported in Nigeria
    16 january 2016 07:37:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Muhammadu Buhari's directive on Friday to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to establish the scope of the culpability of some retired and serving high-ranking Army and Air Force officers dominated newspaper front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese media dwell on Sudan-US relations
    16 january 2016 06:42:07
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese daily newspapers Friday fed heavily on a statement by the Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, that his country’s relations with the US have witnessed some overture. Full text...

  • Gambia: Information Minister rebuts false reports on Gambia
    13 january 2016 19:39:36
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia’s Minister of Information, Sheriff Bojang, has condemned foreign media outfits “that have been filling their newspaper columns and airtime with gross distortions and the most outrageous lies against the country” since President Yahya Jammeh declared an Islamic state on 10 December 2015. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Road accidents highlighted by Mauritian media
    09 january 2016 17:43:04
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Road accidents during and after the New Year festivities were highlighted by the media in Mauritius this week.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Lassa fever outbreak dominates front pages in Nigeria
    09 january 2016 07:20:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The outbreak of Lassa fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus that has resulted in the death of many victims, dominated newspaper front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Politics, workers' threat, Guantanamo detainees highlighted by Ghana media
    09 january 2016 05:48:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The media in Ghana this week highlighted a variety of subjects, including political arguments between the two main parties over the voters' register, a threat by labour to “unleash” a series of actions if government does not reverse utility and fuel price increases and the arrival in Ghana of two former detainees at Guantanamo Bay freed by the US. Full text...

  • Ghana: Editor of pro-government newspaper in Gambia quits
    07 january 2016 09:59:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Lamin Njie, editor-in-chief of the pro-government newspaper, The Standard, has resigned his position saying he has been pushed to take the action over "professional disagreement". Full text...

  • Ghana: Media play up energy issues, voters’ register, New Year message
    02 january 2016 08:38:13
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Dramatic developments in the energy sector that culminated in the resignation of Power minister Kwabena Donkor and the rejection of demands by the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for a new voters’ register before this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says 69 journalists killed in 2015
    29 december 2015 11:20:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Media watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), on Tuesday said 69 journalists were killed in relation to their work in 2015, with Islamic militants responsible for 28, or 40 per cent. Full text...

  • Zambia: Opposition leader demands apology, retraction of story by Times of Zambia
    28 december 2015 14:42:25
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Opposition leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema, has demanded for an immediate retraction of an article published by the state-run Times of Zambia in which the UPND leader was quoted using tribal remarks. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari's 2016 budget proposal, "defeat" of Boko Haram highlighted in Nigeria
    26 december 2015 08:25:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Muhammadu Buhari's 2016 budget of 6.08 trillion naira (about US$ 30.4 billion), unveiled on Tuesday, and his declaration that the Boko Haram insurgency has been "technically" defeated were the major stories in Nigeria this week.Full text...

  • Ghana: Energy issues, politics, messy branding of buses reported in Ghana
    26 december 2015 05:40:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The media in Ghana this week reported on energy issues, as the self-imposed deadline of 31 December by the Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, to end the debilitating crisis that has disrupted industrial, economic and social activity draws near. The power challenge is also a huge political subject. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ calls on Ethiopian government to release journalist
    23 december 2015 11:36:19
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the authorities in Ethiopia to release journalist Fikadu Mirkana who was arrested after covering a protest.Full text...

  • Nigeria: US$2.1b scandal splits umbrella newspapers' body
    20 december 2015 14:47:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US$2.1 billion arms scandal linked to Nigeria's former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki has split the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), some of whose members reportedly got a share of the funds. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Govt.’s priorities for 2016 reported in Mauritius
    19 december 2015 14:34:20
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The announcement by Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth that the priorities of his government for 2016 are investment, employment, renewable energy, tourism, ICT, and job creation dominated the media in Mauritius this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt's latest Boko Haram alert dominates front pages in Nigeria
    19 december 2015 07:23:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Government's warning on Friday that the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents were planning fresh abductions of pupils, students and foreigners overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Arrest of arms dealer, launch of president’s ‘achievements book’, uproar over power deal reported in Ghana
    19 december 2015 06:57:14
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The media in Ghana this week reported the arrest of an arms dealer, the launch of a book extolling the achievements of President John Dramani Mahama after three years in office and a huge uproar over a power deal that is alleged by a Norwegian newspaper to be a rip-off. Full text...

  • Sudan: 2 Sudanese Editors-in-Chief taken into custody
    17 december 2015 14:24:52
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Chief Editors of two Sudanese daily newspapers have been arrested by the state security operatives and taken to the security prosecution offices, the Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) organization said late Wednesday. Full text...

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