Press Review -
  • 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...

  • Libya: Newspapers highlight declaration of war against terrorism, Benghazi car bomb attack
    22 march 2014 13:06:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan newspapers this week highlighted several issues, including the appeal by the government to the international community and the United Nations, especially, to back the fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report two public apologies by government, opposition leader’s declaration
    22 march 2014 07:08:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Two public apologies by the government in one week and the declaration of the main opposition leader to once again contest for his party’s presidential ticket were some of the stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media focus on fight against corruption
    22 march 2014 07:07:33
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The media in Zambia this week focused on the fight against corruption with the Daily Nation charging that there is no political will to fight corruption in the country. Full text...

  • Libya: Newspapers highlight dismissal of PM Ali Zeidan
    15 march 2014 17:08:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan newspapers this week turned their attention to the vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Ali Zeidan by the National General Congress (NGC) and his replacement with Defence Minister Abdallah al-Theni. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Media criticise secrecy in Constituent Assembly
    15 march 2014 10:28:05
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – “Matters of concern to a nation cannot be deliberated in secrecy,” said a Tanzanian weekly tabloid in a hard-hitting editorial on the ongoing session of the country’s Constituent Assembly, which has passed a decision barring journalists from attending its committee meetings. Full text...

  • Ghana: Collapsed building, hullabaloo over MP’s bribery claim highlighted in the media
    15 march 2014 09:42:52
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The collapse on Thursday of a hotel under construction in Accra, hullabaloo over claims by a veteran parliamentarian that some MPs are given bribes to push through various agendas of various organisations and interest groups are the major stories in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media reflect on Youth Day commemoration
    15 march 2014 09:31:45
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – As Zambia joined the rest of the world in commemorating the Youth Day on 12 March, the local media here this week took time to highlight the importance of the celebration in the midst of the debate on the draft constitution that took centre stage and resulted in the opposition shunning the fiesta. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA media gripped by Pistorius trial
    09 march 2014 17:23:58
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – It’s been widely dubbed South Africa’s trial of the century and one week into the murder case of fallen hero Oscar Pistorius, few have been disappointed by the events in and around the North Gauteng High Court. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dailies focus on constitution debate, press freedom
    08 march 2014 10:05:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – As some Tanzania’s dailies this week kept their attention on the Constituent Assembly, some others observed that the legislature is yet to start the agenda it was convened for three weeks ago. Full text...

  • Ghana: Independence celebration, education reported in the media
    08 march 2014 08:08:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s 57th independence celebration, commencement of school blocks for free senior high school education and the arrival of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, after more than six months’ stay abroad after he lost the 2012 presidential election and a court suit to overturn the results, were some of the stories reported in the media this week. Full text...

  • Libya: Media highlight construction of new CAN stadium, Rome conference
    01 march 2014 14:28:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan newspapers this week highlighted the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the Tajoura stadium as the country prepares to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations and the second international support conference on Libya scheduled for 6 March in Rome, Italy. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media report cholera outbreak, 'good husband campaign'
    01 march 2014 12:07:21
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The outbreak of cholera in Mpulungu, northern Zambia, and the “Good Husband campaign” launched this week were some issues of concern to the media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dailies focus on wrangle in Constituent Assembly
    01 march 2014 08:00:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Discussions in Tanzania’s Constituent Assembly were the main focus of local dailies this week as members of the House wrangled on the way of voting on issues that would arise from the draft constitution. Full text...

  • Ghana: State of the Nation address, missing babies from hospital reported in Ghana
    01 march 2014 07:40:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The State of the Nation address delivered to Parliament by President John Damani Mahama on Tuesday and the embarrassing disclosure of the disappearance of five babies from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana’s second biggest hospital, on only one night were some of the stories highlighted during the week. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight formation of new government and "G5" summit
    22 february 2014 17:17:22
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritania press this week highlighted the formation of a government after the parliamentary election, marked by re-appointment of permanent ministers at the key departments and the summit in Nouakchott of the "G5", the five presidents from the Sahel region - Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad - devoted to the fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Nigeria: War drums, changes at the Central Bank, anti-smoking law highlighted in Nigeria
    22 february 2014 11:22:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A State governor's "war drums", sudden changes at the apex bank and the anti-smoking law in Lagos State were the major stories this week in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report strike over missing stillborn baby, challenges in water, power supply
    22 february 2014 07:42:12
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A week-long strike by the doctors and nurses at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana’s second biggest public hospital in Kumasi, challenges in the provision of electricity and water, and the beginning of funeral rites for Ghanaian broadcaster Komla Afeke Dumor were some of the stories highlighted in the media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Economic challenges, Rawlings’ call for cabinet reshuffle in the press
    15 february 2014 10:36:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – President John Mahama’s defence of measures to stabilise the economy, especially the local currency, and a call by former President Jerry John Rawlings, who is the Founder of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), were some of the stories reported in the media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tackling game poaching, cervical cancer, traders’ wrangle make headlines
    15 february 2014 10:28:54
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s battles against wildlife poaching on the one hand and against cervical cancer on the other, while the government and local traders wrangled over the use of newly-introduced electronic fiscal devices (EFDs) made headlines in the country’s newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Sugar export to Europe dominates headlines in Mauritius
    15 february 2014 09:39:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Sugar exports to the European Union (EU) dominated the headlines in Mauritius this week following the publication of a document from the EU suggesting that the price of this commodity may fall by 2017. Full text...

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