Press Review -
  • 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...

  • Zambia: Bumper maize harvest makes headlines in Zambian press
    10 may 2014 08:08:42
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – This year’s record high production of the country’s staple crop, maize, made headlines this week in the Zambian press, with newspapers commenting that the development means that the country has enough food stocks which can be exported to earn the much needed foreign currency and help to stabilise the local currency. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media highlight teachers’ strike threat, economic and energy issues
    10 may 2014 07:56:13
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A strike threat by a teachers' union, an announcement by the government to convene a non-partisan forum to discuss challenges facing the economy and an agreement to generate 1,000 MW of power were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Demand for former slaves’ rights dominates Mauritanian media
    03 may 2014 13:26:42
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The massive march by a section of the population, including former slaves, for their political, economic and social rights, was the main story in Mauritania this week. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Media highlight economic crisis
    03 may 2014 12:59:07
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The media in Tunisia this week highlighted several issues, although the tough economic crisis facing the country remained the dominant story. Full text...

  • Nigeria: May Day bomb blast, abducted girls dominate headlines in Nigeria
    03 may 2014 10:51:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Thursday's "Greek Gift" of a bomb blast as Nigerians celebrated May Day, and the continuing efforts to locate the more than 200 girls abducted by the Boko Haram sect were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Demands for good wages, road crashes dominate press coverage
    03 may 2014 08:18:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Although demands by Tanzania’s trade unions for better wages and working conditions were the main focus of the local media this week, they were overshadowed by the endless carnage on the country’s highways. Full text...

  • Ghana: May Day, new minimum wage, oil pipeline fire highlighted by the media
    03 may 2014 07:38:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – May Day celebrations, agreement on a new daily minimum wage and fire at a pipeline carrying oil to the Tema Oil Refinery (ROR), the sole refinery in the country, were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media lament poor condition of service for Zambian workers
    03 may 2014 07:27:13
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – As the world commemorated Labour Day on 1 May, the Zambian media paid special attention to the numerous challenges that Zambian workers continue to face, among them low wages. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian media highlight 21 June presidential election
    26 april 2014 13:35:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The media in Mauritania this week highlighted preparations for the first round of the presidential election scheduled for 21 June this year. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Union anniversary at centre stage of local dailies
    26 april 2014 10:58:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The 50th anniversary of the 1964 unification of mainland Tanzania, formerly Tanganyika, and the East African off-shore Islands of Zanzibar dominated coverage in local papers this week as the population took stock of the Union, reflecting on the challenges they have gone through and those lying ahead. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Continuing insecurity dominates media
    26 april 2014 09:17:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's pledge to provide adequate security during the World Economic Forum on Africa, to be held in Abuja in May, and the continuing insecurity across the country dominate headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media mourn legendary football commentator Dennis Liwewe
    26 april 2014 08:54:35
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian newspapers this week expressed sympathy at the passing of football commentator, Dennis Liwewe, noting with regret that his death comes barely six days shy of the 21st anniversary of the 1993 Gabon Disaster which claimed the entire Zambia national soccer team. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Economic crisis still leads headlines of Tunisian newspapers
    26 april 2014 08:42:27
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia's economic crisis remained the main story this week with the Al-Maghreb newspaper reporting that "crisis" has become the most used word in the political, sport, cultural, social and economic fields. Full text...

  • Ghana: Controversial Iran flight, rumours of VAT on bank deposits reported in the media
    26 april 2014 07:01:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A controversial flight by a Ghanaian delegation in a US registered plane leased by the company of Ghana’s president, rumours of Value Added Tax (VAT) charges on bank deposits and drowning of nine Easter holidaymakers captured the headlines this week. Full text...

  • Libya: Kidnapping of foreign diplomats dominates Libyan media
    20 april 2014 18:07:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The daylight abduction of two foreign diplomats in Tripoli in 48 hours dominated the media this week in Libya. Full text...

  • France: French media highlight President Bouteflika’s re-election
    20 april 2014 14:03:41
    Paris, France (PANA) – The re-election of the Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for a fourth term, dominated the media in France this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Opposition's political agitation reported in Mauritius
    20 april 2014 08:55:14
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The political agitation rocking Opposition parties – the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM), led by former Prime Minister Paul Bérenger, and the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM), led by Pravind Jugnauth, were the main stories in Mauritius this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Security threats at Zambia/DRC border and Constitution dominate news coverage
    19 april 2014 08:04:26
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The media this week was dominated by the recurrence of violent crime at Kasumbalesa border in Chililabombwe, northern Copperbelt, between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as the constitution. Full text...

  • Ghana: Main opposition party’s delegates’ conference dominates media
    19 april 2014 06:59:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Last weekend’s national delegates’ conference of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) that saw all but one of the former executive members voted out of office and the commencement of antagonism between the party's two main presidential hopefuls captured the headlines in the media this week. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian media dominated by politics, economy
    19 april 2014 06:55:04
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian press was this week dominated by the decision of the military court of Appeal of Tunis to reduce sentences handed down to security heads under the toppled regime as well as the increasingly difficult economic crisis marked by government’s decision to take a loan of 350 million dinars to pay the salaries of workers for April. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian press react to new government lineup
    16 april 2014 14:20:43
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - It was a media mixed grill Wednesday as Malian newspapers reacted differently to the formation of a new government by the newly-appointed Prime Minister Moussa Mara. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan media highlight confirmation of acting Prime minister
    12 april 2014 13:52:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The confirmation of the Libya's acting Prime minister, Abdallah al-Theni, in his duties by the National General Congress (NGC), more than a month after he was asked to form a government, was highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

  • France: French media highlight sending of UN troops to CAR
    12 april 2014 11:27:04
    Paris, France (PANA) – A UN Security Council resolution on Thursday to send peacekeeping soldiers to restore order and security in Central African Republic, and also ensure protection for civilians was highlighted by the French media this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media highlight campaign to fight corruption
    12 april 2014 08:35:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The media this week highlighted the need to fight corruption as the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) announced that it is investigating the Minister of Youth and Sport, Chishimba Kambwili, for allegedly allowing the ministry to spend money on congratulatory messages for his personal development. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian press dominated by country’s economic crisis
    12 april 2014 06:41:21
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian newspapers this week were dominated by the country’s difficult economic and financial situation, which continues to affect the daily lives of the people. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Copyright Bill, deportation of woman from UK attract the Mauritian media
    06 april 2014 16:40:23
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The adoption of the Copyright Bill by the Parliament and the deportation of a 19-year-old Mauritian woman from Great Britain for having violated the immigration laws of that country are the two major stories in the Mauritian media this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media focuses on mining sector
    05 april 2014 08:56:36
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The announcement this week by Zambia's Energy Regulation Board (ERB) of an increase in electricity tariffs for mining companies by a hefty 28.8 percent was received with mixed feelings, with the Daily Nation newspaper describing the decision as “suicidal”. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS summit, economic challenges dominate Ghana media
    05 april 2014 08:48:29
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Last weekend’s summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), during which Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama was elected Chairman, and Finance Minister Seth Terkper’s appearance in Parliament were some of the main stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan's verdict on the "real" cause of insurgency reported in Nigeria
    30 march 2014 08:55:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's categorical statement that the failure in governance by the governors of the 12 Northern States was the real cause of the insurgency was the major story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Libya: Warning against world terrorism, Khadafi regime trials in the Libyan press
    29 march 2014 18:35:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan’s warning against the use of Libya as a base for international terrorism and the start of the trial of the late dictator Mouammar Khadhafi’s son, Seif-al-Islam, were some of the stories reported in the Libyan media this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Electoral reforms and dengue lead the Mauritian media
    29 march 2014 11:59:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian government’s proposals for reform of the electoral system in Mauritius and the discovery of about 40 cases of dengue in the north of the island have retained the attention of the Mauritian press this week. Full text...

  • France: French media highlight sentencing of Egypt Muslim brothers
    29 march 2014 11:30:12
    Paris, France (PANA) – Paris newspapers devoted a large part of their pages to news from Egypt, particularly the sentencing of the Muslim brothers for violence that broke out on 14 August in southern Cairo. Full text...

  • Zambia: Squabbles in former ruling party dominate media coverage
    29 march 2014 10:59:00
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Wrangling among senior members of the former ruling party, Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), dominated media in Zambia this week. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Newspapers highlight politics, economy and security
    29 march 2014 06:24:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Political, economic and security issues were once again the headlines of Tunisian newspapers this week, even though topical issues in the Arab world and at the international level were also reported. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report hopes for early end to power rationing, unending ‘missing babies’ saga
    29 march 2014 06:18:22
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Hopes for an early end to power rationing and the health ministry’s directives on “missing babies” at Ghana’s second largest hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hopsital (KATH), were some of the stories highlighted in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight next presidential election
    22 march 2014 14:26:58
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Preparations for Mauritania's presidential election, set by for June/July, was one of the main issues highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

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