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  • 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...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian dailies focus on video call to join IS
    12 december 2015 09:26:20
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – A video posted on YouTube showing a Mauritian calling on his compatriots to join the Islamic State (IS) or Da’esh led the headlines in Mauritius this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Politics continues to dominate Ghana media
    28 november 2015 08:37:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Politics continued to dominate the front pages of the newspapers in Ghana and for the second week running, with the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) once again making the headlines for different reasons. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight Paris, Saint-Denis attacks
    21 november 2015 17:17:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian media this week largely commented on the terrorist attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis, perpetrated on Friday, 13 November, with 129 killed and more than 300 injured for which Daech has claimed responsibility. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Bill on unexplained wealth sparks debate in Mauritius media
    14 november 2015 08:57:40
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius' Good Governance and Integrity Bill, tabled before Parliament a fortnight ago, continued to spark a hot debate in the country's media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report clash of anti-corruption crusaders, crises in opposition party
    14 november 2015 07:30:02
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Nasty exchanges between two prominent anti-corruption campaigners, the ongoing crises in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the 2016 budget were some of the major stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Power struggle in main opposition party continues to dominate media
    07 november 2015 10:29:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The unending row in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), caused by a bitter power struggle, once again dominated the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Opposition New Patriotic Party generates major stories in Ghana
    31 october 2015 08:38:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The main opposition party in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), generated two major stories in Ghana this week, with the raging confusion among its top rungs and a forum of stakeholders held by the Electoral Commission (EC) to discuss its persistent demand for a new voters’ register highlighted by the media. Full text...

  • Ghana: Energy woes, voters’ register brouhaha, opposition crisis reported in Ghana
    24 october 2015 07:20:29
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A relapse of the energy woes, brouhaha over the voters’ register and further opening of deep cracks in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) were some of the major stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Electricity challenges, corruption allegation against MPs reported in Ghana
    17 october 2015 06:42:37
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The near loss of some 400 megawatts of power because of a huge debt owed the West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) and an allegation by an outspoken academic that Members of Parliament (MPs) are corrupt were some of the stories reported by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: "War of words" in Super Eagles camp dominates headlines in Nigeria
    10 october 2015 08:36:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The "war of words" in the Super Eagles camp in Belgium, involving Coash Sunday Oliseh and Captain Vincent Enyama, was the dominant story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media comment on gunshot at Post newspaper offices, probe of govt. leakages
    03 october 2015 11:49:32
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian newspapers this week focused, among other issues, on the firing of a gunshot at the offices of the independent Post newspapers in the capital, Lusaka, as well as investigation by police on the leakages of government confidential documents to the media. Full text...

  • Ghana: Arguments on voters’ register, ‘corruption’ in judiciary reported in Ghana
    03 october 2015 10:27:13
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Raging arguments on the voters’ register and ongoing investigations into alleged corruption in the judiciary were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Hajj stampede, road safety dominate media highlights in Mauritius
    26 september 2015 14:51:20
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – All the Mauritian media, including public and private radios and national television, this week focused attention on the hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, which resulted in the death of hundreds of Muslim faithfuls. Full text...

  • Ghana: Twists and turns in judges ‘corruption’ scandal continues to dominate Ghana media
    26 september 2015 09:32:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The twists and turns in the alleged corruption instances involving scores of staff of the Ghana judicial service, including 34 judges, continue to dominate the media, with the first screening of the video and unrelenting pursuit of court cases by the cited judges taking centre stage. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Mass Boko Haram surrender, hajj stampede, Saraki's high-profile trial reported
    26 september 2015 09:00:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The sudden surrender of more than 200 Boko Haram terrorists, the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia which resulted in the death of many Islamic faithfuls and the corruption trial of Bukola Saraki, the nation's number three citizen and President of the Senate, were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

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