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  • 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...

  • Chadian traders set to go on strike
    24 july 2009 12:00:00
    N’Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The chair of the Chadian traders' union, Mahamat Abakar , said Friday that the union would go on strike soon to demand the government's payment of a d ebt, amounting to CFA F20b, owed to the union. Full text...

  • African ministers told to “shelve” diplomacy when discussing crisis
    16 july 2009 12:20:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- World Bank (WB) Africa Region Vice President Obiageli Ez ekwesili has urged African ministers to put diplomacy aside and engage in a fran k dialogue on efforts to counter the global economic slowdown. Full text...

  • UNHCR hails Burundi's role in refugees' repatriation
    20 june 2009 18:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The UN Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Saturday hail ed the progress achieved by Burundi in the repatriation of the country's refuge e s, in a press release issued here on the occasion of the celebration of the Worl d Refugee Day. Full text...

  • Gambia’s intelligence agency arrests 3 more journalists
    16 june 2009 17:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has arrested three more journalists, bringing the number of arrests to seven, competent sour c es in Banjul informed PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambian intelligence agency arrests editor, 3 journalists
    15 june 2009 21:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Personnel of Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested and commenced the interrogation of three leaders of the Gamb i a Press Union (GPU) and the editor of Banjul-based Point Newspaper, Pap Saine, s o urces confirmed to PANA. Full text...

  • Gambians pay last respects to Dr Lenrie Peters
    03 june 2009 22:53:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambians on Wednesday paid their last respects to Dr. Full text...

  • Niger investigates fire in Niamey's Grand Marché
    29 may 2009 23:21:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) - – The Niger government on Friday announced an enquiry into a fire that gutted Niamey’s Grand Marché (Big Market) destroying goods and more t han 1,500 shops. Full text...

  • Mali gets US$14 million for road projects
    28 may 2009 21:36:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has loaned Mali a bout US$14 million for the partial financing of road projects in the capital, Ba m ako. Full text...

  • Gambia, Morocco to jointly fight illegal migration
    06 may 2009 22:27:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Speaker of the Gambian Parliament, Fatoumatta Jahump a Ceesay, said on Wednesday that the Gambia and Morocco have agreed to curtail t h e menace of the illegal migration of youths to Europe through North Africa. Full text...

  • Japan grants DR Congo US$7 million food aid
    05 may 2009 22:36:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) – The Japanese governmen-t has granted about USD$7 mill ion to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as food aid, according to a communiqué issued by the Japanese Embassy in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Nigerian journalists want speedy passage of information bill
    04 may 2009 22:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Journalists in Nigeria have called on lawmakers to pass the freedom of information bill before the House as a way of deepening democracy and providing greater access to information for the practitioners, as activities marking World Press Freedom Day in the country reached a climax on Monday. Full text...

  • Gambian minister’s claim baseless, lie, says MFWA
    25 april 2009 19:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Prof. Full text...

  • IFJ wants suspension of talk shows lifted in Togo
    24 april 2009 00:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The global media rights body, International Federation o f Journalists (IFJ), has called on authorities in Togo to "lift the suspension o f talk shows on radio and television stations", IFJ said in a communiqué receive d in Dakar by PANA on Thursday). Full text...

  • African Fund to sack 34% of its staff
    12 april 2009 20:10:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The African Fund for Guarantee and Economic Cooperation (FAGACE) in the forhtcoming days will lay off 19 workers, about 34. Full text...

  • Six perish in Ghana Good Friday accident
    10 april 2009 21:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Six members of a popular cha-rismatic church in Ghana, the Fountain Gate Chapel, died on Friday when the vehicle in which they were travell i ng was involved in an accident in the north of the country They included two daughters of the head pastor, the Reverend Eastwood Anaba, acc ording to eyewitnesses. Full text...

  • World Vision pledges US$50 million for Zimbabwe
    09 april 2009 15:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- World Vision, an international aid agency, Thursday pl edged to give Zimbabwe US$ 50 million to tackle a range of humanitarian difficul t ies. Full text...

  • WOZA intensifies campaign for “affordable education” in Zim
    04 april 2009 01:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – A leading pressure group i-n Zimbabwe, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), on Wednesday intensified its campaign for “affordable education for all children” in the southern African country by visiting some 12 more schools across Harare and Chitungwiza, as part of its “community-based demonstrations”, WOZA said in a statement received ion Dakar by PANA. Full text...

  • Madonna to maintain 'cultural' links of adopted Malawian son
    17 march 2009 17:02:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Pop diva Madonna has spoken of her desire to "maintain [the] cultural heritage" of her three-year-old adopted son David Banda. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe man, 80, files for divorce over conjugal rights
    16 march 2009 10:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- An 80-year old man in northern Zimbabwe has filed for divorce in court over the reluctance of his wife to have sex. Full text...

  • Malian leader inaugurates Bamako's 2nd orphanage
    11 march 2009 13:05:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure has inaugurated Bama ko's second orphanage at a cost of over FCFA450 million, provided by the Maltese Ecumenical Order. Full text...

  • UNHCR helps repatriate thousands of Rwandan refugees
    10 march 2009 21:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Thousands of Rwandan refugees like widow Marie have been registering for repatriation since the launch of a joint Rwandan-Congo lese offensive in January against a rebel militia group in North Kivu province, t he UN refugee agency UNHCR says. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Court says WOZA leaders’ trial must proceed
    09 march 2009 23:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Magistrate Msipa sitting at Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court on Monday ruled that the trial of Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, leaders of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) must “proceed” despite a pending appeal at th e Supreme Court on the merit of their charges, WOZA said in a statement received i n Dakar by PANA. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe PM's statement on accident 'calms tension'
    09 march 2009 13:51:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The statement by Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsva ngirai on Monday, in which he ruled out any foul play in a car crash that killed his wife and left him injured, is sure to calm the growing anger among his supporters who had suspected the accident was an attempt to kill him, analysts said. Full text...

  • Backlog of court cases shrink in Mozambique
    03 march 2009 23:05:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The backlog of cases awaiting trial in Mozambican co urts is gradually declining, according to statistics announced by the President o f the Supreme Court, Mario Mangaze. Full text...

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