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  • Fuel subsidy, unemployment, private jets' proliferation reported in Nigeria
    17 november 2012 11:15:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's declaration that fuel subsidy must go, rising unemployment figures and the growing number of private jets were the main stories in the Nigeria media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana media highlight goof on health, death of former VP
    17 november 2012 10:17:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - News of the health and death of Ghana’s former Vice President Aliu Mahama filled the country's media this week, as the West African country mourned the passing of a second leader in four months. Full text...

  • Tanzanian newspapers underline moral values for public officials
    17 november 2012 09:33:54
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Of the distant occurrences and domestic politics that drew the Tanzanian media attention this week, the resignation of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) boss David Petraeus offered a sensible advice to public officials in this East African country, according to a leading daily. Full text...

  • RSF raises concern over fate of Gambian journalist
    15 november 2012 17:49:14
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, with the french acronym (RSF), Thursday raised concern over the fate of Gambian journalist, Abubacarr Saidykhan, saying ''thugs threaten to kill journalist, what are authorities doing?" Full text...

  • MFWA commends S/Leonean police for taking suspected killer of journalist to court
    13 november 2012 15:22:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Accra-based press freedom watchdog, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Tuesday commended the Sierra Leonean police ''for the swift action taken'' towards dragging the suspected killer of journalist Ibrahim Foday before a court in Freetown, the capital. Full text...

  • Obama’s re-election dominates coverage in Tanzanian dailies
    10 november 2012 09:32:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – US President Barack Obama’s re-election was the major story in Tanzanian newspapers this week but accompanying editorials focused on its ramifications on other parts of the world. Full text...

  • Rare feat by teenage girls, Obama's re-election featured in Nigeria
    10 november 2012 08:51:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A rare feat by teenaged girls who invented generators that run on urine, highly-qualified persons seeking drivers' jobs, suggestions on how to curb corruption and the re-election of Barack Obama as president of the US were some of the stories which made waves in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tragic shopping centre collapse, another Rawlings U-turn played up in Ghana media
    10 november 2012 08:14:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The tragic collapse of a five-storey building in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, housing a popular shopping centre and another dramatic U-turn by former president Jerry John Rawlings that ironically puts him and his wife in opposite political camps, were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Zambian media salute Obama
    08 november 2012 14:40:06
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The local media in Zambia Thursday gave prominence in their newspapers to the re-election of American President Barack Obama, saluting the American people for re-affirming their principles stand on the issue of democracy. Full text...

  • Mauritanian newspapers highlight Speaker's comment on president Aziz’s health
    03 november 2012 16:17:11
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The media in Mauritania this week highlighted a statement by the Speaker of Parliament, Messaoud Ould Boulkheir, aimed at reassuring his compatriots of the state of health of president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, saying it raised more questions than answers.Full text...

  • EU places great importance on universal rights - Diplomat
    03 november 2012 15:23:08
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - One of the fundamental human rights and freedoms is freedom of expression and the European Union places great importance on supporting the achievement of these universal rights, Agnès Guillaud. Head of the EU Delegation The Gambia, said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Kenyan media spotlight sacked judges’ fate, lavish judiciary spending
    03 november 2012 14:30:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan newspapers this week focused on the go-slow by segments of the Kenya Police Force, a ruling by the High Court overturning the sacking of senior judges, including those of the Supreme Court, and the judiciary’s purchase of new "fuel guzzling" vehicles for 40 new judges of the High Court.Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on game elephant poaching, corruption in ruling party
    03 november 2012 09:40:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The seriousness of elephant poaching in Tanzanian game sanctuaries and graft in the ruling party’s elections were prominent issues in the country’s newspapers this week while public calls intensified for the two ills to be brought to an end as quickly as possible. Full text...

  • Key oil industry changes, Boko Haram-Govt talks highlighted in Nigeria
    03 november 2012 09:22:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A major shake up in the management of the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the proposed talks between Government and the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, and the police surveillance slammed on highly-placed Nigerians linked to the group were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Presidential debate, Farmers' Day highlighted in Ghanaian newspapers
    03 november 2012 08:02:52
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Last Tuesday’s debate by the presidential candidates whose parties are represented in parliament and Friday's celebration of Farmers' Day dominated newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Gambian Police urged to investigate death threats against journalists
    02 november 2012 16:27:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has urged the country's police force ''to investigate and take appropriate action'' against individuals who threatened two journalists, Babucarr Ceesay and Ababucarr Saidykhan, with death, the union said in a statement received here by PANA Friday. Full text...

  • CPJ wants convicted Burkinabe journalists freed
    01 november 2012 11:33:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the criminal convictions of two journalists and the suspension of their newspaper in Burkina Faso on charges of criminal defamation in connection with their reports on corrupt practices in the state prosecutor's office. Full text...

  • ECOWAS rallies support for establishment of Mediation Facilitation Division
    31 october 2012 14:30:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has called for total support for its latest initiative to strengthen regional peace and security through the establishment of a Mediation Facilitation Division (MFD) within its Political Affairs Directorate. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to establish mediation facilitation division
    29 october 2012 08:38:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As part of efforts to strengthen its mediation system to ensure peace and security in West Africa, the ECOWAS Commission is to establish a Mediation Facilitation Division (MFD) within its Directorate of Political Affairs. Full text...

  • President Aziz’s state of health played up in Mauritanian media
    28 october 2012 11:57:56
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The recovery of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in France after he was accidentally shot a fortnight ago was the main story in Mauritania this week.Full text...

  • Kenyan papers focus on ICC probe, electoral politics
    27 october 2012 15:19:26
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Comments by International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda dominated Kenyan newspaper headlines after she confirmed that none of the suspects facing crimes against humanity trial next year would be immune to prosecution even if elected to the presidency. Full text...

  • Fuel crisis, graft, religious tension reports dominate Tanzanian newspapers
    27 october 2012 09:27:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Reports on a fuel crisis, graft in governing party elections and religious tension filled Tanzanian newspapers this week as national leaders frantically appealed to the public to abide by the law. Full text...

  • Missing oil money, floods and famine dominate headlines in Nigeria
    27 october 2012 08:56:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 86.65 billion Naira (about US$ 578 million) oil money, earned in 10 years and part of which is said to be missing, the impact of the devastating floods on prices of foodstuff and the nation's fourth Catholic Church Cardinal dominate newspaper headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Election issues again dominate Ghanaian media
    27 october 2012 08:19:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Election issues once again dominated the media in Ghana this week with the fallout of the disqualification of a number of presidential hopefuls being the most prominent.Full text...

  • Gambian authorities drop charges against 2 journalists
    24 october 2012 14:31:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Gambian authorities have dropped all charges against two embattled journalists, Abubacarr Saidykhan and Babucarr Ceesay, PANA confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • 'Almost all Cameroonian radio, TV organizations operate illegally'
    23 october 2012 18:51:55
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - Almost all audiovisual media in Cameroon operate without licence, the country's Minister of Communication, Issa Bakary Tchiroma, disclosed on Monday, warning erring organizations that breaching of the media regulations will no longer be tolerated. Full text...

  • Paris demands investigation into France 24 journalist harassment
    22 october 2012 21:59:16
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French Foreign Affairs ministry on Monday asked Egyptian authorities to investigate the molestation of a female journalist from french TV station, France 24, on Friday in Tahrir Square in Cairo.Full text...

  • Mauritanian media regulatory body to process applications for 3 new TV channels
    22 october 2012 17:07:51
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government Monday authorized the High Authority for Press and Broadcasting (HAPA), the media regulatory body in the country, to process applications from individuals or organizations interested in establishing new private television stations. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers highlighted by power reforms, devastating floods, first lady's return
    21 october 2012 11:03:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The commencement of the big reform in the power sector, devastating floods and the return of First lady Dame Patience Jonathan from "medical treatment" abroad highlighted reports in the Nigerian papers in the past week. Full text...

  • Disqualification of former first lady from Ghana presidential race fills newspapers
    20 october 2012 08:16:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – As the deadline for presidential aspirants to file their nomination papers to contest Ghana’s 7 December presidential and parliamentary elections expired on Thursday, it was the disqualification of one of the high profile candidates, former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, that grabbed the headlines.Full text...

  • Kenyan papers narrow focus to 2013 Presidential polls
    13 october 2012 15:15:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan papers this week narrowed their focus on the 4 March, 2013, presidential elections, amid a presidential snub of visiting former UN Chief Kofi Annan. Full text...

  • Ravaging floods, Bakassi peninsula dominate newspaper headlines in Nigeria
    13 october 2012 09:12:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The floods that wreaked havoc across the country, the Bakassi question and plans to refurbish oil refineries dominated newspaper headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Politics dominates Ghana media
    13 october 2012 09:01:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – With the presidential and parliamentary elections only a few weeks away, political stories dominated the media this week as political parties and their candidates carried out various activities to win over the electorates. Full text...

  • Fake antiretrovirals, clash over tainted holy book make headlines in Tanzania
    13 october 2012 08:52:22
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Exposure of counterfeit antiretroviral drugs in public hospitals made headlines in Tanzanian newspapers midweek but by the end of the week all dailies carried worrisome reports on a clash between the police and angry Muslims in a suburb of this port city and commercial capital of the East African country.Full text...

  • Media watchdog accuses Chad of intimidating journalists
    06 october 2012 11:41:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The media watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has accused Chad of intimidating journalists and called on the government to halt those actions with immediate effect. Full text...

  • CPJ warns Ethiopia against 'harassment of journalists'
    06 october 2012 11:28:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The media watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has waned Ethiopian authorities to halt the harassment of journalists covering the country's Muslim community and their intimidation of citizens who have tried to speak to reporters about sensitive religious, ethnic, and political issues. Full text...

  • Ruling party elections make headlines in Tanzanian papers
    06 october 2012 08:23:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Electoral conferences of Tanzania’s ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party made headlines in local newspapers this week amidst calls for youthful and ethical leadership which were punctuated with allegations of corruption in the voting process.Full text...

  • Launch of ruling party’s manifesto, creation of 45 constituencies highlighted in Ghana media
    06 october 2012 08:05:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The launch on Thursday of the manifesto of Ghana’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), creation of 45 new constituencies and murder charge for Justine Kone Katinan, ally of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, were some of the major stories in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Mauritania gets press advisory board
    02 october 2012 18:57:20
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian authorities Monday set up an Advisory Board for the Press (CCP), charging it with the responsibility to maintain a high quality press in the country, according to a PANA report here Tuesday. Full text...

  • MFWA says 3 newspapers suspended in Sierra Leone
    02 october 2012 18:20:39
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The sub-regional rights body, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), said that Sierra Leonean authorities have slammed a month-long suspension against three privately-owned newspapers for allegedly "producing offensive publications", the body said in a statement received here by PANA Tuesday.Full text...

  • Botswana journalist John Churu wins APO's sponsorship to AfricaCom 2012
    01 october 2012 15:15:32
    Dakar, Sénégal (PANA) - ICT expert and journalist John Churu of Botswana will be sponsored by the African Press Organization (APO) to participate in the AfricaCom 2012, the premier Pan-African communications event, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 13-15 November,2012. Full text...

  • 2012, worst year for Somali journalists - CPJ
    30 september 2012 11:22:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has declared 2012 as the most dangerous year for Somali Journalists, even with three months to the end of the year. Full text...

  • Ghana-Ivorian ties, battle to win Rawlings’ "heart" played up in Ghana’s media
    29 september 2012 08:40:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Relations between Ghana and its western neighbor, Cote d’Ivoire, especially after armed men attacked positions in Cote d’Ivoire one week ago, and the battle between two political parties to win over former President Jerry John Rawlings for the December elections are some of the stories that have dominated newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • IFJ hails UN Resolution on safety of journalists
    28 september 2012 16:15:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The global press freedom body, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Friday welcomed the United Nations'"Resolution on Safety of Journalists" and urged states to do more by implementing it "in good faith within their jurisdictions".Full text...

  • MFWA wants charges against 2 Gambian journalists dropped
    28 september 2012 16:10:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Accra-based rights body, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Friday called on Gambian authorities to drop the charges against two Gambian journalists, Babucarr Ceesay and Abubacarr Saidykhan. Full text...

  • Gambian Journalists' Union bemoans closure of 2 newspapers
    27 september 2012 15:49:00
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Saying that the deteriorating state of media freedom in the country would undermine democratic gains made in The Gambia, the umbrella journalists' union, The Gambian Press Union (GPU), has slammed a recent order by the National Intelligence Agency closing down the Standard Newspaper and the Daily News. Full text...

  • Tunisian journalists to strike on 17 October
    25 september 2012 21:37:29
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian journalists union (SNJT) on Tuesday called a general strike for 17 October over several issues, including demands for freedom of speech. Full text...

  • Fourth Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu in 24-hour span
    22 september 2012 09:57:37
    Nairobi, (PANA) - Unidentified gunmen killed veteran Somali journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge in Mogadishu on Friday, just hours after he had reported on an explosion that killed 14 people, including three of his colleagues. Full text...

  • Rawlings' apparent U-turn, Mahama’s running mate played up in Ghana's media
    22 september 2012 07:39:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – An apparent U-turn of former President Jerry John Rawlings on the chances of his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 7 December polls and the introduction of Vice-President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as the running mate of President John Mahama were some of the major stories played up in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Intern doctors’ plea for leniency makes headlines in Tanzanian papers
    22 september 2012 07:37:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Different developments made headlines in Tanzania’s newspapers this week, but the plea for leniency by intern doctors who were suspended from service in public hospitals after going on strike attracted the attention of all dailies. Full text...

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