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  • Nigeria: War on Ebola, Abacha loot reported in Nigeria
    09 august 2014 10:30:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Government's determination to tame the Ebola disease, which is spreading like wild fire across West Africa, and the latest on the Abacha "loot" were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Economics, health issues reported in Ghana media
    09 august 2014 08:35:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The directive of President John Dramani Mahama to his economic management team to open talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and development partners for an economic stabilisation programme and a big financial package from the US for power generation were some of the major topics highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Constituent Assembly attracts press comments this week
    09 august 2014 08:18:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian dailies this week focused on deliberations of the Constituent Assembly (CA) which resumed business Tuesday in the country's designated capital, Dodoma, amid worries that the process of working out a new constitution could take longer than anticipated. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Newspaper decries lack of private media investors
    02 august 2014 16:52:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia has been unable to attract private investors into its media industry because of various challenges that potential investors face, an Ethiopian newspaper, the Reporter, said in its latest edition published Saturday. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ebola, economy, money laundering case highlighted by media
    02 august 2014 12:04:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The fight against the deadly Ebola virus, concerns about the economy and arrest of a businessman for laundering nearly US$128 million were some of the stories played up by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Local dailies highlight action on Ebola, situation in Libya, tourists’ security
    02 august 2014 10:56:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – With the fear mounting that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa may spread further across the continent, one of Tanzania’s dailies, The Guardian, this week urged the public and health authorities in the East African country to put in place strict precautionary measures against the killer virus. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Workers' pay hike, civil rights issues dominate Ethiopian media 
    26 july 2014 18:09:01
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian media highlighted the intended civil servants' pay rise announced by the government, which resulted into overnight commodity price hikes and the status of civil rights in the East African country. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dailies highlight flight safety, rational airfares, human development
    26 july 2014 10:11:52
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Air travel safety and fares as well as the need to eliminate corruption in making use of the country’s abundant natural resources for human development were part of key issues which drew the attention of Tanzania’s dailies this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Fuel price hike, mid-year economic review, strike call reported in Ghana
    19 july 2014 09:11:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Fuel price hikes announced by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), finance minister Seth Terkper’s mid-year economic budget review presented to Parliament and a one-day strike called by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dailies focus attention on terrorism suspects
    19 july 2014 08:57:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Terror attacks were once again in the limelight this week as Tanzanian newspapers reported the arrest and arraignment of 17 suspects linked to recent bombing incidents in the East African nation. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight investiture of re-elected president
    12 july 2014 17:50:33
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The investiture in Mauritania of re-elected president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, scheduled for 2 August, and the formation of a new government were the major stories in Mauritanian this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Parliamentary news dominate media in Mauritius
    12 july 2014 14:51:22
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Stories from parliament dominated the media this week in Mauritius with the introduction of a bill to amend the Constitution of the island to give future election candidates the choice of declaring, or not, their religious affiliation on election forms. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media express worry over corruption in the judiciary
    12 july 2014 12:46:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The acknowledgement of corruption in the Judiciary by acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda made headlines this week here, with the media saying this must be dealt with thoroughly. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ebola scare, ECOWAS summit reported in Ghana
    12 july 2014 09:03:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – An Ebola scare in Ghana, when an American who arrived from Guinea was suspected to be suffering from the deadly virus, and the summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) were some of the major stories that were reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Local dailies highlight risks of terrorism on tourism
    12 july 2014 08:53:58
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The latest bomb attack in northern Tanzania’s tourism capital, Arusha, was the main focus of dailies here this week as they raised questions and expressed concern about national security. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media dominated by expectations from presidential elections
    05 july 2014 15:30:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Newspapers in Mauritania this week highlighted the post-presidential election perspectives in the country, particularly the investiture of re-elected president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, due for 2 August and the formation of a new government. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Media highlight terrorism
    05 july 2014 12:07:32
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Terrorism, marked by land mine explosions at the Ouergha mountain, near the Tunisian-Algerian border, that killed four Tunisian soldiers and injuring several others, is one of the main issues highlighted by the Tunisian media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Local dailies focus on local traders, MDGs, Ebola prevention
    05 july 2014 07:40:41
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – As the national budget for the new financial year came into effect this week, the private newspaper, The Citizen, has urged the government to clamp down on unscrupulous traders who hiked prices of goods and services prematurely. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report aftermath of disastrous World Cup performance, Ebola meeting
    05 july 2014 06:47:35
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The media in Ghana this week reported the fallout of the disastrous performance of the senior national football team, the Black Stars, in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and a meeting in Accra by health experts and ministers in West Africa on the outbreak of Ebola in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight presidential election
    28 june 2014 12:50:47
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian newspapers this week highlighted the 21 June presidential election which was won by incumbent president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, with more than 81% of the votes. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Local dailies drop hints for the government
    28 june 2014 08:49:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s leading dailies this week reproved the executive on various fronts ranging from its yearly budget planning to dispensation of justice and dealing with truant pupils. Full text...

  • Ghana: Disastrous World Cup campaign, fuel shortage, traders’ strike played up in the media
    28 june 2014 08:42:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The media in Ghana this week highlighted the disastrous campaign of the Black Stars at the 2014 FIFA World Cup that culminated in the elimination of the country in the first round, the first since its maiden participation in the mundial in 2006. Full text...

  • Zambia: Dailies focus on President Sata’s health, illegal land allocation
    28 june 2014 07:35:59
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – As the media in Zambia this week focused on President Michael Sata’s trip to Israel, most of the leading newspapers, with the exception of the Daily Nation, however, avoided commenting on the confusion surrounding the trip and speculation building up on the health of the President, who is believed to be receiving medical treatment. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Media highlight security situation in Iraq, FIFA World Cup
    21 june 2014 12:32:19
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) – The security situation and terrorism, particularly in Iraq where Jihadists "are making significant progress in their fight against the government of Prime minister Nouri Maliki", the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the socio-economic situation are the main issues covered in the Tunisian media this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Local media focus on Chinese VP's visit and agriculture
    21 june 2014 11:06:40
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The four-day State visit to Zambia this week by the Chinese Vice-President Li Yuonchao, and the advice by Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott to farmers to grow more cotton were some of the main stories in Zambia this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: New voting system, more natural gas discovery make headlines in Tanzania
    21 june 2014 10:55:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The introduction of a new voting system and a nationwide re-registration of all eligible voters, ahead of the general elections in 2015, made headlines in the Tanzanian dailies this week, with opposition parties cautioning that the system might fail as it did in some African countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram, Chibok girls dominate headlines in Nigeria
    21 june 2014 08:38:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Presidential Committee's findings on the fate of the abducted girls from Chibok and the "prize" placed on the head of the leader of Boko Haram's splinter group were some of the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Poor World Cup start, tragedies dominate Ghana media
    21 june 2014 08:25:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s poor start in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and a series of tragedies were the main stories reported in the media this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Obasanjo-govt. altercation over abducted schoolgirls highlighted by media
    14 june 2014 10:29:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The altercation between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan's government over the schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram violent group dominated the headlines in Nigeria, especially in the online media, this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dailies highlight national budget
    14 june 2014 10:02:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The government’s budget for the next financial year starting July 2014 was the central focus of the Tanzanian dailies this week, with one of them claiming the budget unveiled Thursday did not show clearly how the man on the street would get relief in day-to-day household expenses. Full text...

  • Ghana: Economy, World Cup reported by Ghana media
    14 june 2014 09:40:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Economic issues and the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil were among stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Opposition march dominates the media
    07 june 2014 13:53:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian media this week highlighted a demonstration staged by opposition parties to protest the holding of the 21 June presidential election in the country. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian media highlight terrorism
    07 june 2014 12:40:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Terrorism, which has hit Tunisia and the Maghreb region, and the difficulties faced by the new authorities to eradicate that phenomenon, were the subjects highlighted by the Tunisian media this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Sata’s health continues to make headlines
    07 june 2014 11:16:05
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The humours on President Michael Sata’s health was given prominence by local newspapers as President Sata, who denied being sick, admitted that Zambians have every right to know about his health and talk about it. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram insurgency, abducted girls highlighted in Nigeria
    07 june 2014 09:31:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The continuing efforts at tackling the Boko Haram insurgency continued to dominate newspaper headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dailies highlight heated debate on government budget
    07 june 2014 08:11:43
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Parliamentary debate on the Tanzanian government’s proposed budget for the financial year starting 1 July 2014 was the central focus of local dailies this week as legislators raised serious questions and, some among them, demanded a revised and more realistic budget. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report fish alarm, economic gloom, power blues, Rawlings’ coup anniversary
    07 june 2014 06:44:22
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A loud alarm about dangerous fishing practices, frustrating economic challenges and the never-ending power blackouts dominated the media this week in Ghana. Full text...

  • Zambia: Sata’s appearance in court was headline in local newspapers
    31 may 2014 16:34:46
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The appearance at the Lusaka High Court by President Michael Sata on Wednesday made headlines in Zambia as many people were taken by surprise. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS summit, erratic power supply reported in Ghana
    31 may 2014 10:51:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The one-day extraordinary summit of ECOWAS leaders in Accra, Ghana, on Friday and the continuing erratic power supply in the country were some of the stories reported by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dailies focus on rural livelihoods, tourism
    31 may 2014 08:07:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania’s leading dailies this week devoted their attention to issues concerning rural livelihoods and the country’s economy generally. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight Malian crisis
    24 may 2014 14:28:05
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian media this week highlighted the Malian crisis, marked by the violent fighting in Kidal, in the north-east of the country that killed several people. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media reflect on Africa Freedom Day, coup in Thailand
    24 may 2014 11:02:41
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The news in Zambia this week has been dominated by the commemoration of the Africa Freedom Day to be observed 25 May, as many African countries celebrate the hard-fought achievement of their freedom from European colonial powers, and the developments in Thailand where the military has taken over. Full text...

  • Nigeria: UN sanctions, deployment of troops in war against Boko Haram reported in Nigeria
    24 may 2014 10:35:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - UN sanctions and the actual deployment of international troops to confront the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram, dominated headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Garbage crisis, death of veteran politician reported in Ghana
    24 may 2014 06:13:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A crisis in garbage collection in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, that has seen mountains of refuse in the streets and in front of houses and offices, was one of the major stories covered by the media this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Mounting int'l pressure against Boko Haram dominates headlines in Nigeria
    18 may 2014 10:01:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The increasingly mounting international campaign against the terror group, Boko Haram, dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNDP's comment on constitution, "sinking" Dar es Salam reported in Tanzania
    17 may 2014 08:44:27
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Remarks by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark, on the peoples' constitution and projections that Dar es Salaam Full text...

  • Mauritania: Disrupted march of former Mauritanians, presidential election dominate media
    11 may 2014 14:51:35
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The disruption of the march held by former Mauritanian refugees repatriated from Senegal and the presidential election scheduled for 21 June dominated the country's media in the outgoing week. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Newspapers hit common ground on Kerry, graft trial, Dangote cement
    10 may 2014 15:39:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The coverage of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Ethiopia, the acquittal of three senior lands officials on fraud charges and the pending completion of a major cement plant by Dangote Cement dominated newspaper headlines in Ethiopia during the week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Abduction, World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) compete for front pages
    10 may 2014 12:51:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Global outrage over the abduction of school girls in Chibok and the 7-9 May, 2014, World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), held in Abuja, were the two major stories on the front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Plight of elephants catches attention of local dailies
    10 may 2014 10:15:10
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Protection of elephants against poachers and conservation of wildlife in general was a shared focus of Tanzanian dailies this week, after the government raised alarm saying that high demand of ivory and prices in the international market endangered the country’s elephant herd. Full text...

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