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  • Mauritius: FMD again highlighted by the media this week in Mauritius
    27 august 2016 12:44:13
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) that has been ravaging Mauritian livestock for the past three weeks continued to dominate the headlines again this week as the authorities proceed to vaccinate those animals that are still in good health. Full text...

  • Ghana: Freedom for radio panellists, electoral reforms played up in Ghana
    27 august 2016 07:42:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The controversial remission of the sentences of a radio talk show host and two panellists, and electoral reforms announced by the Electoral Commission (EC) to make elections in Ghana credible were some of the stories played up this week in the media. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana media report ruling party's campaign launch, commissioning of new oil field
    20 august 2016 07:54:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The campaign launch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) last Sunday, and the commissioning of a new oilfield offshore the Western Region were some of the stories reported by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Civil servants’ strike, TUC’s opposition to IMF programme reported in Ghana
    13 august 2016 06:20:50
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A strike by civil servants and labour unions’ opposition to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) economic programme being pursued by the government, were some of the stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media highlight beauty queen running-mate, arguments on e-transmission of election results
    06 august 2016 08:45:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The unveiling of a former beauty queen as running mate of a small centre-left party, Progressive People’s Party (PPP), and loud arguments by the two main political parties about electronic transmission of results of the 2016 general elections were some of the main stories reported this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Sentences for radio panellists, host, owners highlighted in Ghanaian media
    30 july 2016 11:55:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Sentences handed to two panellists and host of an Accra-based radio station on Wednesday by the Supreme Court for contempt was one of the major stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Failure to amend voting date, landmark judgements played up in Ghana
    23 july 2016 08:59:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Parliament’s failure on Thursday to pass a bill that sought to amend the constitution to move Ghana’s voting date forward by one month and two landmark judgements by the Supreme Court were some of the stories played up by media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Debates on preparations for 2016 general elections reported in Ghana
    16 july 2016 08:17:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Debates on preparations for Ghana’s 2016 general elections, especially on purging the voters’ register of ineligible voters, and moving the date of the vote forward from 7 December to 7 November, were some of the stories highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian media highlight Chagos issue for second consecutive week
    09 july 2016 17:35:23
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The controversy between Mauritius and Great Britain on the issue of the Chagos archipelago was highlighted for the second consecutive week by the media in the island-nation. Full text...

  • Ghana: Eid ul-Fitr stampede, politics played up in Ghana media
    09 july 2016 07:57:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A stampede during a jamboree organised to celebrate the Eid ul-Fitr in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city, and the directive of the Supreme Court to the Electoral Commission (EC) on voters who registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards were some of the main stories reported by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Political activities dominate Ghanaian media
    02 july 2016 07:10:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Political activities dominated the Ghanaian media this week as the political atmosphere continues to heat up with tight general elections only about four months away. Full text...

  • Mauritius: The Chagos leads the headlines in Mauritius
    25 june 2016 13:19:47
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The threat from the United Kingdom and the United States against Mauritius regarding the issue of the Chagos archipelago has been the main headline news since Friday in Mauritius following a joint communiqué issued by the two foreign powers in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Ghana: Accra floods, power debate, ruling party's anniversary reported in Ghana
    11 june 2016 08:00:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The perennial flooding in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, which inflicts havoc and pain on residents the ongoing debate on the controversial tariffs charged by the state-owned Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the ruling party's 24th anniversary were some of the stories highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Recoveries from looted funds, Muhammad Ali's death fill Nigerian papers
    04 june 2016 14:40:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Government's "bombshell" on recoveries from looted funds and the sudden death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana media report anniversary of deadly flood, fire disaster
    04 june 2016 08:59:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week highlighted the anniversary of a deadly flood and fire disaster in the capital on 3 June last year that claimed the lives of more than 150 people. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana media report abnormal power tariffs, hints of social media ban on Election Day
    28 may 2016 07:54:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Abnormal electricity tariffs, which have seen consumers’ bill climb by more than 100 per cent, and the hint by the Ghana Police Service that it may block social media on Election Day this year were some of the stories played up this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Debate on Ghana’s new poll date reported by the media
    21 may 2016 05:24:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – As Ghana prepares for presidential and parliamentary elections later this year, voters are still not sure whether the poll date will be 7 November, the new date agreed by the Electoral Commission (EC), political parties and stakeholders, or the existing date of 7 December. Full text...

  • Nigeria: New pump price of petrol dominates newspaper headlines in Nigeria
    14 may 2016 10:32:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The new pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, announced on Wednesday by the minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the move by organized labour to resist the new fuel price regime and President Muhammadu Buhari's intention to make public the names of looters of the economy overshadowed all the other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Presidential debate, Mahama’s interview on corruption reported in Ghana
    14 may 2016 06:56:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – This year's presidential debate and President John Dramani Mahama’s interview in London on corruption were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian media this week highlight Ban's visit
    07 may 2016 14:38:30
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius welcomes Sunday United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will be on a tour of three Indian Ocean islands, namely Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar. Full text...

  • Ghana: May Day, politics dominate Ghanaian media
    07 may 2016 07:49:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Last Sunday’s May Day celebrations and political developments, especially the ongoing update of the voters’ register, dominated the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Limited registration of voters, attack at radio station reported in Ghana
    30 april 2016 05:37:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The commencement of an exercise to update the voters’ register, the Electoral Commission’s launch of a five-year strategic plan, attack on panellists at a radio station and the unbearable hot weather were some of the stories played up in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Rising political heat, burial of opposition leader reported in Ghana
    23 april 2016 07:51:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – With the political temperature rising ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections in November this year, Ghanaian newspapers this week highlighted the advice of President John Dramani Mahama to politicians to behave properly for the country to have peaceful polls. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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: 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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