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  • Nigeria: Rumours of election postponement dominate front pages in Nigeria
    07 february 2015 09:42:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Growing apprehension that the 14 February general elections will be postponed dominated newspaper headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Energy crisis, prison riot, football reported in Ghana
    07 february 2015 06:01:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The never-ending energy crisis, riot at a prison that claimed one life after a fire outbreak and Ghana’s progress to the finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament were some of the stories reported this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Controversial Nigerian billboards, SIM box arrests, power agreements reported in Ghana
    31 january 2015 12:11:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The tearing down of billboards sponsored by Nigerian political parties for the 14 February elections in that country, arrest of several people allegedly involved in SIM box fraud and three major projects to significantly increase power generation in Ghana were some of the stories reported in the media this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian media focus on 2015/2019 Government Programme
    31 january 2015 09:24:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian media this week turned attention to the new government’s five-year programme for the period 2015 to 2019, presented to the nation Tuesday by President Kailash Purryag in which the government said “it will govern for the People with the People.” Full text...

  • Ghana: Mahama’s Germany visit, arrest of pirates reported in Ghana
    24 january 2015 09:00:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – President John Dramani Mahama’s state visit to Germany, where he argued for assistance for a multi-national force to defeat the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, and the arrest of 8 Nigerian pirates who hijacked an oil vessel were some of the stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Violent, mudslinging electioneering campaign reported in Nigeria
    24 january 2015 08:10:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian media are awash, this week, with stories on the campaign for the 14 February 2015 presidential election gradually turning into violence and mudslinging. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambian media call for peaceful elections
    17 january 2015 11:41:03
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – As Zambians go to polls next Tuesday to elect a new president, the local media this week focused on the polls, appealing to the nation to believe in the capacity of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to deliver peaceful, credible, fair and free elections. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Fever-pitch pre-election activities reported in Nigeria
    17 january 2015 07:46:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With party primaries over and candidates emerged for the February general elections, the media in Nigeria are awash with stories of fever-pitch political activities across the country. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report fire at drugs warehouse, suspension of commissioner of human rights
    17 january 2015 06:17:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A huge fire that razed the warehouse of the Central Medical Stores of the Ghana Health Service, which stocks drugs and medical equipment for about one year for health facilities, and the suspension of the commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Lauretta Vivian Lamptey, were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight Prime minister's general policy statement
    10 january 2015 17:53:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian media this week devoted a large part of their publications to various issues, including the General Policy Statement (GPS) presented by Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine to Parliament on Monday. Full text...

  • Ghana: Mahama's second year in office, jailing of drug queen reported in Ghana
    10 january 2015 07:53:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The second anniversary of President John Dramani Mahama's inauguration on 7 January and the jailing of a young Ghanaian woman in London for smuggling cocaine into the United Kingdom were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Local media review 2014, reflect on the New Year
    03 january 2015 09:29:44
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambian newspapers this week reflected on the major events that occurred in the country in 2014 and what lies ahead in 2015. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ruling party's congress, Rawlings' call to wife to 'return home' reported in Ghana
    27 december 2014 09:25:26
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Last Saturday's national delegates' congress of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Kumasi, central Ghana, during which former president and founder of the party Jerry John Rawlings urged his wife to “return home”, were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight Nouakchott and Sahel G5 meetings
    20 december 2014 18:13:58
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The media in Mauritania this week devoted a large part of their comments to an intense activity of sub-regional security and diplomacy, with the holding of the Summit of Heads of State and government for the “Nouakchott Process” held on Thursday and an extraordinary summit of Sahel G5 on Friday. Full text...

  • Ghana: Congress of ruling party, court order on labour strikes reported in Ghana
    20 december 2014 09:34:54
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The National delegates’ congress of Ghana’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) taking place on Saturday, 20 December and a court order banning strikes by workers in a dispute with government over their pension were some of the stories reported this week. Full text...

  • Mali: Media highlight 'difficult group' of Eagles in AFCON 2015
    06 december 2014 15:00:27
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Several newspapers in Mali this week highlighted Wednesday's AFCON 2015 draw in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, where the competition will be hosted from 17 January to 7 February. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media highlight deepening problems of rights body’s boss, corruption perception index
    06 december 2014 05:45:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The deepening problems of the Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and reactions to the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which saw Ghana make a marginal rise, made the headlines in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Moves to impeach President Jonathan dominate headlines in Nigeria
    29 november 2014 09:39:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Moves by some lawmakers in the national assembly to begin impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan were the dominant news in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Drug saga, energy reported in Ghana
    29 november 2014 08:36:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The loud and highly politicised debate following the arrest of a woman in London with 12.5 kg of cocaine and steps to resolve the energy crisis in Ghana were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: National Assembly siege, Super Eagles' ouster from 2015 AFCON reported in Nigeria
    22 november 2014 12:48:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Thursday's invasion of the National Assembly by the police and the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON) finals in Equatorial Guinea dominated headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Mali: Media highlight national team's qualification for AFCON 2015
    22 november 2014 11:41:00
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The qualification of Mali's senior national football team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals, after beating visiting Algeria 2-0 on Wednesday, received a major play in Malian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Budget, media goof on arrest of cocaine courier reported in Ghana
    22 november 2014 07:55:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The 2015 budget presented to Parliament by Minister of Finance Seth Terkper and the media’s handling of the arrest of a Ghanaian woman in London for smuggling cocaine were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight arrest of anti-slavery activists
    15 november 2014 18:27:53
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The media in Mauritania this week devoted a large part of their comments to the arrest on Tuesday in the south-western region of Rosso of several militants of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), an anti-slavery NGO. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media urge nation to pick up the pieces following death of President Sata
    15 november 2014 10:41:29
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – As the nation on 11 November laid to rest Zambia’s President Michael Sata, the local media called for unity and strength to carry on from where the late President Sata left. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan's declaration for second term, rampaging Boko Haram reported in Nigeria
    15 november 2014 08:47:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's public declaration to run for a second term in office and Boko Haram's annexation of cities and villages were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report gas project, continuing labour unrest, Mahama’s Vatican meeting
    15 november 2014 05:48:45
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghanaian newspapers this week highlighted the completion of a US$1 billion gas project, which will use natural gas from offshore oilfields to generate electricity, and President Mahama’s meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media preach peace as President Sata is mourned
    08 november 2014 11:12:04
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The local media in Zambia this week called on the nation to continue on the path of peace as the population mourn President Michael Sata who died on 28 October in London. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report ECOWAS summit, brouhaha over Presidential Oath, labour unrest
    08 november 2014 09:15:16
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A one-day extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, brouhaha over the “refusal” of the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, to be sworn in again following the absence of the president and vice president from the country and continuing labour unrests were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Sweeping Boko Haram advancement on all fronts dominates headlines in Nigeria
    08 november 2014 07:56:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The media in Nigeria are saturated this week with reports of the sweeping advancement by the Boko Haram "army" on all fronts. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzanian dailies condemn disorderly politics
    08 november 2014 04:35:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Politics dominated Tanzania's media coverage this week as the public started debating the proposed constitution and President Jakaya Kikwete announced 30 April, 2015, for a national referendum on the document. Full text...

  • Zambia: Local media mourn, pay tribute to President Sata
    01 november 2014 09:58:14
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Undoubtedly, the major event in Zambia this week was the death of President Michael Sata in a London hospital on Tuesday with the Zambian media appealing for unity and peace in a country which has lost its second president within six years. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan's nomination forms towards 2015 polls dominate headlines in Nigeria
    01 november 2014 09:27:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's nomination forms towards running for re-election in 2015 was the major story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Labour unrest, launch of book by boxing legend Azumah reported in Ghana
    01 november 2014 07:53:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A series of strike actions by Ghanaian workers and the launch of a book by Ghana’s boxing legend, Azumah Nelson, were some of the stories reported in the media this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media salute Zambia’s 50 years of peace, unity
    25 october 2014 11:47:36
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The spotlight in local newspapers this week was on the commemoration of Zambia’s 50 years of independence on Friday, 24 October, with the media urging Zambians to remain a united nation and a beacon of peace. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Local dailies focus on 2015 general elections, other issues
    25 october 2014 10:47:53
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - As election year 2015 approaches, Tanzanians are agog at what it will bring as the polls should be preceded by a referendum on the proposed constitution. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan's re-election bid, Chibok girls reported in Nigeria
    25 october 2014 09:28:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The unfolding drama over President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election bid and the looming release of Chibok girls by Boko Haram were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Politics, public sector workers’ strike reported in Ghana
    25 october 2014 09:11:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The election of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by the opposition centre-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the third successive time to contest the presidential election in December 2016 and a strike by some public sector workers over pension investment were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzanian dailies put capital markets, city cleanliness, Palestine question in focus
    18 october 2014 13:44:55
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's press this week focused on various issues of national concern ranging from capital markets, cleanliness of the country's main commercial capital to the need to boost the local tea industry. Full text...

  • Ghana: Electricity crisis, Ebola, politics reported in Ghana
    18 october 2014 09:17:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Rising concerns about challenges in generation of electricity, Ebola and Saturday’s election of the presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Newspapers report infighting in ruling PF party, national budget
    11 october 2014 12:27:07
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Local newspapers in Zambia this week drew attention to the infighting going om in the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party as well as the 2015 national Budget presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzanian dailies keep constitution writing process in limelight
    11 october 2014 09:15:47
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian dailies this week kept the country's proposed constitution in the limelight after the Constituent Assembly's Chair, Samuel Sitta, formally handed copies of the approved draft to the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, and Zanzibar President Ali Mohammed Shein. Full text...

  • Ghana: Economic challenges, strike by state attorney reported in Ghana
    11 october 2014 06:13:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s economic challenges and a strike by state attorneys in Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, were some of the stories carried by the media this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: VAT refund for mines makes headlines in Zambia
    04 october 2014 16:04:55
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The controversy over the US$600 million Value Added Tax (VAT) refund which the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) needs to make for some mines in the country, made headlines here with some newspapers asking ZRA to refund the money. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight president Aziz’s visit to France
    04 october 2014 12:28:22
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian media this week devoted a large part of their coverage to the three-day visit to France by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, which began on 28 Sept. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Proposed Constitution grabs local media attention
    04 october 2014 10:11:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Nothing could have been of greater interest to the Tanzanian media and their audience this week than bringing the Constituent Assembly's business to a close with the endorsement of the country's draft Constitution. Full text...

  • Ghana: IMF talks, Ebola reported in Ghana
    04 october 2014 10:04:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - With the Ghanaian authorities eager to secure a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the media have continued to highlight various angles to the talks between the two sides, as well as the fears and hopes of the public. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media focus on controversy surrounding secret phone tapping of Finance Minister
    27 september 2014 12:38:17
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Daily Nation this week condemned the secret tapping of a private phone conversation that Zambia’s Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda had with another person, which was published by the independent Post newspaper. Full text...

  • Ghana: Maritime dispute, Nkrumah’s birthday reported in Ghana
    27 september 2014 08:53:19
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s decision to send a long-running maritime dispute with its western neighbour, Cote d’Ivoire, to the Hague-based International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and the 105th birthday of the country’s late president and Pan-Africanist, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, were highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzanian dailies play up calls to halt global warming
    27 september 2014 08:40:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - As world leaders gathered at the UN headquarters in New York, US, for the Climate Summit, Tanzanian dailies this week highlight actions being taken to address the global problem. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Role of media, archaeological findings grab Tanzanian papers' attention
    20 september 2014 06:45:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's mainstream media this week reflected on varied issues but, once again, the role of the media in society was given special attention as well as a new tourism frontier in the country after archeologists reported fresh findings about the history of humankind. Full text...

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