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  • Expert calls for use of local languages in early school learning
    08 july 2010 20:37:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A United Nations education expert on Thursday told a conference of top African education officials in Brazzaville that countries on the continent need to switch from foreign to local languages as a medium of instruction in elementary school to stimulate learning interest in first-time learners and to enable them to easily grasp concepts being taught. Full text...

  • Angola vice president consoles late foreign minister's widow
    29 june 2010 22:41:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The vice president of Angola, Fernando da Piedade Dias d os Santos, on Tuesday in Luanda sent a message of condolence to the widow of fo r mer foreign minister and MP Paulo Teixeira Jorge, who passed away last Saturday. Full text...

  • Police arrest owner of collapsed Ghana gold pit
    29 june 2010 21:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The police have arrested the owner of a pit at Dunkwa Akyempim, an area within Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Central Region of Ghana, where dozens of illegal gold miners are trapped, as hopes fade for finding them alive. Full text...

  • It is possible to eradicate poverty by 2015, UN says
    23 june 2010 23:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- It is possible to eradicate poverty by the year 2015, according to the 2010 report of the United Nations on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) released on Wednesday in Dakar. Full text...

  • 13 killed, 41 injured in Angola road accident
    22 june 2010 20:43:00
    Ndalatando- Angola (PANA) -- Thirteen people were killed and 41 others were seriously injured in a road accident on Monday at Binda mountain, near Ndalatando, in Angola's northern Kwanza-Norte province. Full text...

  • African airlines' top executive forced out after boardroom battle
    21 june 2010 22:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nigeria's leading aviation personality, Nick Fadugba, chose to resign from the leadership of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) rather than be forced out after a boardroom battle, sources disclosed to PANA Monday. Full text...

  • Death toll in Ghana floods rises to 11
    21 june 2010 13:50:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The death toll in Sunday's floods in southern Ghana has risen to 11 as rescue operations continued Monday. Full text...

  • Death toll in Ghana floods rises to 11
    21 june 2010 13:49:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The death toll in Sunday's floods in southern Ghana has risen to 11 as rescue operations continued Monday. Full text...

  • Angolan citizens in Zambia, Congo to lose refugee status in 2011
    15 june 2010 22:54:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ang ola, Bohdam Nahajlo, said on Tuesday in Luanda that Angola would from late 2011 n o longer refer to its citizens residing in Congo, Zambia and other countries as r efugees. Full text...

  • Police investigate dumping of stowaways in the sea
    15 june 2010 21:49:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) - â" Police in Ghana's Western region are investigating an al leged incident in which three Ivorian nationals are said to have been thrown int o the Atlantic Ocean by the captain of a Chinese vessel. Full text...

  • UN agencies invest US$4 million to combat malnutrition in Angola
    12 june 2010 15:12:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- At least US$4 million has been earmarked by several UN a gencies for the implementation of a programme to combat malnutrition in Angola. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's peace score improves, international survey shows
    12 june 2010 15:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has showed the greatest rise in peacefulness in 2009 among 149 countries studied, according to a recent release of the 2010 Global Peace Index. Full text...

  • Rwanda news web site blocked
    12 june 2010 10:58:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday calle d on the Rwandan authorities to provide information as to why the web site of ne w spaper Umuvugizi is inaccessible in the run-up to August presidential elections. Full text...

  • Cameroonian writer Ferdinand Oyono dies
    10 june 2010 22:42:00
    Yaounde- Camero0n (PANA) -- Cameroonian writer, diplomat and civil servant, Ferdi nand Leopold Oyono, died on Thursday in Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital, at the age of 81, sources from his family told PANA. Full text...

  • University of Agostinho Neto gets new chancellor, deputies
    10 june 2010 21:12:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Maria Candida Teixeira, on Thursday named Orlando Manuel Jose Fernandes da Mata as the new Chancellor of the University of Agostinho Neto. Full text...

  • African Union for Mutual Insurance to meet in Rabat
    07 june 2010 23:03:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The African Union for Mutual Insurance (UAM) will hold a two-day meeting in Rabat from 10 June during which the 18 member countries and r epresentatives of African governments will sign the status agreement of the unio n . Full text...

  • Casamance 'Bisness' seen as effective method of preserving fish
    30 may 2010 11:27:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A traditional system of preserving surplus fish in Casam ance, Senegal, known as "Bisness", has been presented as a probable solution to t he problems of conservation of fish products. Full text...

  • Central African Republic ratifies UN treaty on nuclear testing
    26 may 2010 23:59:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday ratified t he UN-backed treaty that prohibits all nuclear tests, bringing the total number o f countries bound bythe global ban to 153. Full text...

  • Ghana, Togo agree number of refugees in Togo
    26 may 2010 21:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) â" Ghana and Togo on Wednesday- agreed that about a 1,000 Gh anaians, and not 3,500, were sheltering in Togo after fleeing ethnic conflict in Ghana's Northern Region. Full text...

  • Ghana says number 'refugees' crossing to Togo 'exaggerated'
    25 may 2010 21:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) - â" Ghana on Tuesday confirmed that a number of people had c rossed to neighbouring Togo in recent days to escape ethnic unrest in a communit y in the north of the country, but said the numbers quoted by the Togolese author i ties were â?exaggeratedâ? and â?alarmingâ?. Full text...

  • France supports establishment of Benin child protection centre
    19 may 2010 23:29:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A reception and protection centre for children in diffic ult situations has been established in Bohicon, some 135 km from Cotonou, with F r ance's financial support, diplomatic sources in the Benenise capital said on Wed n esday. Full text...

  • Italy grants 700,000 euros to Niger to tackle food crisis
    19 may 2010 22:42:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Italian government has granted 700,000 euros to Niger to help it overcome its serious food crisis, the Italian ambassador to Niger, G i ancarlo Izzo, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • ILO calls for global action against child labour
    09 may 2010 17:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned tha t efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour were slowing down and cal l ed for a "re-energised" global campaign to end the practice. Full text...

  • Angola, Czech company sign US$300 million housing deal
    06 may 2010 20:42:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan government and a Czech housing company on Thursday signed a US$300 million housing deal under which the European company would build 8,000 houses for low and middle income citizens. Full text...

  • Striking Burundian teachers demand US$46 million salary arrears
    26 april 2010 22:19:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian teachers, who have been on strike for more than one month, on Monday demanded the payment in two instalments of 46 billion Burundian francs (nearly US$46 million) representing salary arrears for 2007 and 2008. Full text...

  • Drivers' strike disrupts Ivorian transport sector
    13 april 2010 22:59:00
    Abidjan- Cأ´te d'Ivoire (PANA) - â" An indefinite strike by Ivorian drivers over new fuel prices entered its second day on Tuesday with commuters of the city of A bidjan feeling the pinch and the economy slowing down considerably. Full text...

  • Expose on fraudster wins 2009 prestigious award in SA
    28 march 2010 16:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The prestigious 2009 Taco Kuiper Award for Inve stigative Journalism was this weekend won by Rob Rose of the Financial Mail/Sund a y Times for his series on â?South Africaâ?s Madoff". Full text...

  • South Africa to host conference on multi-grade teaching
    19 march 2010 23:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An international conference on multi-grade teaching will be hosted from 22 to 24 March in Wellington, South Africa, according to a statement from the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) issued on Friday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Mali health workers on strike
    24 february 2010 23:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) â" An indefinite strike called- by Mali's National Health an d Social Action Union (SNSAS) started on Wednesday with several hospitals and he a lth centres in the capital, Bamako, providing only minimum service. Full text...

  • Zim phone operator raises funds for Haiti
    13 february 2010 15:17:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's biggest mobile phone operator, Econet Wirel ess said Saturday it was raising funds through promotions, for the victims of a d evastating earthquake in Haiti. Full text...

  • France grants Tanzania euros 50,000 for flood victims
    03 february 2010 16:55:00
    Paris- France(PANA) -- The French government responded to the humanitarian call o f the Tanzania's Red Cross by mobilizing euros 50,000 (about Tanzanian Shillings 94m) to help families affected by flood which occurred in the region of Morogoro , official sources told PANA here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Rains wreak havoc in Angola; over 1,000 families homeless
    29 january 2010 22:49:00
    Luena- Angola (PANA) -- Heavy rains in the Angolan city of Luena in eastern Moxi co province have wreaked havoc displacing at least 1,205 families, the Angolan n e ws agency, ANGOP, reported on Friday. Full text...

  • Fire at Ghana oil refinery kills one worker
    19 january 2010 13:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A fire outbreak on Tuesday at Ghanaâ?s sole refinery, Tem a Oil Refinery (TOR), about 25 kilometres east of Accra, has claimed one life, a c cording to workers of the refinery. Full text...

  • Zim court jails serial rapist for 90 years
    09 january 2010 10:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A serial rapist in Zimbabwe was on Friday jailed for 9 0 years by a magistrate's court, the most severe sentence, short of death or lif e imprisonment, ever imposed in the country. Full text...

  • Guineans top list of Africans granted asylum in Belgium
    06 january 2010 20:27:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) â" Guineans topped the li-st of Africans granted asylum in Belgium last year, according to statistics released by the Belgian Foreign O f fice on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Burundi to close chapter on refugees
    30 december 2009 22:27:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 36,000 Burundi's refugees who are still in exile abroad would be waiting to be repatriated at the end of this year to close the debate regarding one of the oldest refugee situations in the world. Full text...

  • Niger trade unions to strike on Tuesday
    21 december 2009 20:57:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The umbrella trade union movement in Niger, Coordination of Forces for Democracy and Republic (CFDR), which brings together all workers i n Niger, have called for a general strike for Tuesday, 22 December, the date mark i ng the end of President Mamadou Tandja's constitutional term, union sources said on Monday in Niamey. Full text...

  • Mali to build university at Sأ©gou
    10 december 2009 22:46:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian government on Wednesday adopted a draft law on the establishment of the university of Sأ©gou, an official source in the Malian c apital said. Full text...

  • Cأ´te d'Ivoire launches directory of government services
    02 december 2009 21:48:00
    Abidjan- Cأ´te d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The government information and communication centre (CICG) in Cأ´te d'Ivoire on Wednesday launched the 2009-2010 directory fo r government services. Full text...

  • Niger to makes prisons "humane".
    26 november 2009 21:35:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Niger Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Garba Lompo, on Thursday announced a set of measures aimed to make prisons in Niger more "humane", due to low inmate handling capacity and slow processing of justice files. Full text...

  • Senegal labour inspectors and controllers end strike
    16 november 2009 22:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A three-day general strike called by Senegal's labour in spectors and controllers trade union ended on Monday, union sources told PANA in Dakar. Full text...

  • Tunisia releases 16 union activists of Gafsa mining region
    05 november 2009 22:14:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Sixteen union activists of the Gafsa mining region in so uth-west Tunisia, who were jailed after disturbances that shook the region in 20 0 8, were on Thursday released on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the "7 N o vember 1987 change", the date marking the coming to power of Tunisian president Z ine El Abidine Ben Ali. Full text...

  • Rights defenders to meet in Banjul
    03 november 2009 00:14:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Defenders of human rights in Africa will hold a two-da y conference in Banjul from 7-9 November, according to a statement by the Africa n Centre for Democracy and Human Right Studies (ACDHRS). Full text...

  • Ivorian universities and research centres paralysed by strike
    02 november 2009 21:34:00
    Abidjan- Cأ´te d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Public universities and research centres in Cأ´te d'Ivoire are paralysed by a strike which started on Monday to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Three dead, seven injured in Ghana communal clashes
    02 november 2009 20:18:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) â" Three people are confirmed -dead and seven others are inj ured following communal clashes in Ghana's north-eastern town of Bawku, Upper Ea s t Regional Minister, Mark Woyongo, announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Chad expels Cameroonian-born journalist after Nobel Peace Prize story
    17 october 2009 12:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Chadian authorities summarily expelled a Cameroonian-born journalist from the country on Wednesday, a day after he wrote an op-ed in respo n se to a government officialâ?s suggestion that the Nobel Peace Prize should have been awarded to Chad President Idriss Deby. Full text...

  • Chad expels Cameroonian-born journalist after Nobel Peace Prize story
    17 october 2009 11:12:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Chadian authorities summarily expelled a Cameroonian-born journalist from the country on Wednesday, a day after he wrote an op-ed in respo n se to a government officialâ?s suggestion that the Nobel Peace Prize should have been awarded to Chad President Idriss Deby. Full text...

  • US Embassy to hold college fair for Nigerian students
    04 october 2009 19:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) â" The United States Embassy-â?s Educational Advising Cen ter (EAC) in Nigeria will hold its 11th annual College and Career fair from 6-7 O ctober in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, according to a statement on Sunday f r om the Embassy. Full text...

  • Chad road transport union threatens strike
    05 september 2009 11:51:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The Chadian road transport trade union is threatening t o go on strike to denounce â?the anarchic tariffsâ? in the sector. Full text...

  • At least two killed in communal clashes in Accra
    25 august 2009 21:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) - â" At least two men were killed on Tuesday in bloody clashe s between two feuding groups at a sprawling slum in Accra inhabited mainly by pe o ple from northern Ghana, police said. Full text...

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