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  • 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...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian newspapers focus on economy, social problems
    10 february 2014 15:41:10
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Highlighting the economic and the societal problems plaguing the island nation, Mauritian newspapers suggested that Mauritius could be excluded from the club of potential sugar exporters to the European Union by 2017 because of a reduction of EU sugar imports by 1.6 million tonnes. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan and Boko Haram, tackling power problems reported
    08 february 2014 10:46:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's charge to the newly-appointed military chiefs to end insurgency and government's desire to tackle the crippling power problems were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Challenges facing economy on front pages
    08 february 2014 09:08:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The challenges facing Ghana’s economy, which have necessitated stiff measures by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to check the slide in the local currency, the Ghana Cedi, and a looming confrontation with labour unions occupied the front pages this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: War on narcotics, cancer dominate dailies this week
    08 february 2014 08:55:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – A drug haul from a vessel sailing off the Tanzanian coast and the increasing national burden of cancer cases were dominant issues in newspapers published here this week. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Newspapers highlight election of president Aziz as AU chairman
    03 february 2014 22:02:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian press on Monday highlighted last Thursday's election of president Mohamed Ould Abdel as chairman of the African Union (AU) at the opening of its 22nd summit of heads of State and government in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Proposed National Conference dominates newspaper headlines
    01 february 2014 08:45:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The federal government's modalities for the conduct of the National Conference, designed to bring the people together and discuss the fundamental terms of their coexistence, was the main story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: GMO controversy, resurgence of illegal mining played up in Ghana media
    01 february 2014 07:05:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A raging controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the resurgence of illegal mining, called “galamsey” in Ghana, were some of the main stories covered by the media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media highlight advice of medics on cardiac ailments after death of popular broadcaster
    25 january 2014 08:43:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghanaian media this week highlighted the advice of medical doctors on avoiding heart attacks following the sudden death of popular broadcaster Komla Dumor. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Cabinet reshuffle dominates headlines in local dailies
    25 january 2014 08:38:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - President Jakaya Kikwete must leave behind a legacy when he bows out of office in less than two years' time, said The Citizen, commenting on the Tanzanian leader's shuffle of his cabinet this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Gains of new automotive policy, "dying" Boko Haram highlighted in Nigeria
    25 january 2014 08:26:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's explanation on the gains of his administration's new automotive policy, the military's assertion that Boko Haram will become history before April this year and the timely warning not to expect a perfect polls in 2015 were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Newspapers mourn broadcaster Komla Dumor
    20 january 2014 08:57:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian newspapers on Monday mourned broadcaster Komla Dumor, who passed away last Saturday in London from a heart attack. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report LPG tanker accident, prepaid water metres, opposition’s scorecard
    18 january 2014 08:48:45
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - An accident involving a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker, hints of introduction of prepaid metres for water consumption and the main opposition party’s low marks for the government were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Local dailies focus on endangered elephant population
    11 january 2014 10:40:31
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - There is evidence of belated seriousness at Tanzania’s National Resources and Tourism ministry on the need to wage a winning war on wildlife poaching, a private daily observed this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Mahama’s first year in office, Rawlings’ take on corruption make headlines
    11 january 2014 07:07:22
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The first anniversary of the inauguration of John Dramani Mahama as president of Ghana, which fell on 7 January, and former President Jerry John Rawlings’ scathing criticism of two of his successors - John Agyekum Kufuor and the late John Evans Atta Mills - on corruption were some of the stories that occupied the front pages of newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Boko Haram, power supply, improved airport security highlighted in Nigeria
    11 january 2014 06:55:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's determination to end the Boko Haram challenges soon, the presidential order on improved power supply and adequate airport security were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media highlights Mahama’s New Year message, Rawlings’ call for cabinet reshuffle
    04 january 2014 10:44:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama’s New Year message and a call by former President Jerry John Rawlings for a cabinet reshuffle were some of the stories in the country's newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian paper names Mandela 'Man of the Year 2013'
    01 january 2014 09:16:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - One of Nigeria's foremost newspapers, The Guardian, Wednesday named the late South African President and global icon Nelson Mandela its Man of the Year 2013. Full text...

  • Presidential brickbats, war against terrorism highlighted in Nigeria
    28 december 2013 09:19:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The war of words between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo as well as the federal government's chest-beating over the war against terrorism were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Accra Mayor’s house, electricity generation, Old Parliament House fire reported in Ghana
    21 december 2013 08:42:26
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian newspapers this week highlighted the sale of the official residence of the Mayor of Accra, inauguration of a hydro-electric dam that will produce 400 megawatts of power and fire at the Old Parliament House that accommodates offices of anti-corruption bodies. Full text...

  • Budget, life jail for Boko Haram chieftain, poor WAEC results highlighted in Nigeria
    21 december 2013 07:57:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The national budget, presented Thursday by the Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, life jail term for Boko Haram chieftain Kabiru Soko and the poor results from the pre-university examinations were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Obasanjo's attack on Jonathan highlighted in Nigeria
    14 december 2013 09:29:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo's letter to incumbent leader, President Goodluck Jonathan, dominated newspaper headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana media continue to focus on Mandela
    14 december 2013 08:56:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The media in Ghana this week continued to focus on the death and funeral of former South African President and anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Editor of major SA newspaper fired over Mandela coverage
    13 december 2013 11:05:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A newspaper Editor in South Africa has been fired for failing to professionally cover the 5 Dec. death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, according to the Independent News and Media SA (INMSA), South Africa’s biggest newspaper group. Full text...

  • Zambian newspapers pay tribute to Mandela
    07 december 2013 11:47:24
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian newspapers have joined the rest of the world in mourning the late former South African President Nelson Mandela, who they say, deserves respect and honour. Full text...

  • Mandela's demise, Brazil 2014 draws reported in Nigeria
    07 december 2013 11:23:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The death on Thursday of the former South African and leading anti-apartheid campaigner, Nelson Mandela, and the 2014 World Cup draws were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Mandela's death, 2014 World Cup draw highlighted by Ghana media
    07 december 2013 08:45:07
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian newspapers this week highlighted the passing of former South African president and hero Nelson Mandela and the 2014 World Cup draw that placed Ghana in a tough group against Germany, Portugal and USA, tagged "group of death". Full text...

  • Federal govt.-ASUU 'altercation' dominates headlines in Nigeria
    30 november 2013 10:12:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The lingering strike by lecturers in public universities, under the umbrella Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), was the main story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Brouhaha over oil drill ship sale, WC trophy, Zuma visit reported in Ghana
    30 november 2013 07:03:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The controversial sale of an oil drill ship in 2001, the tour of Ghana of the World Cup trophy and a three-day visit of South African president Jacob Zuma were some of the stories reported by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Inconclusive Anambra elections, Jonathan's sudden illness dominate front pages in Nigeria
    23 november 2013 10:06:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The elections in South East Anambra State, aimed at finding a successor to the outgoing Governor Peter Obi and reports of President Goodluck Jonathan's sudden illness in London were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Football, budget, cocaine haul highlighted by Ghanaian media
    23 november 2013 08:04:30
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s qualification to its third straight FIFA World Cup finals, government’s 2014 budget and financial statement and the arrest of a ship with cocaine were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Labour's disagreements on new power tariffs reported in Ghana
    16 november 2013 11:23:40
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The government’s decision to absorb 25% of the recent hike in electricity tariff and anger of some workers against the secretary-general of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Kofi Asamoah, for accepting government’s offer were some of the stories highlighted in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Anambra polls, terror groups, reward for Golden Eaglets highlighted in Nigeria
    16 november 2013 09:36:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Saturday's polls in South East Anambra State for a successor to outgoing Governor Peter Obi, America's new designation for terror groups, Boko Haram and Ansaru, and Federal Government's reward for the four-time winners of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, the Golden Eaglets, were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Golden Eaglets' victory at UAE 2013 dominates headlines in Nigeria
    09 november 2013 10:01:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Friday's victory by the Golden Eaglets over Mexico at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Eamirates (UAE) overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

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