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  • 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...

  • Ghana media highlight disagreements in ruling party, deputy minister's sack
    09 november 2013 09:31:54
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week feasted on loud disagreements in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), triggered by potentially damaging comments of a former minister, Alban Bagbin, on the ability of President John Dramani Mahama to tackle cases of corruption cited in the media. Full text...

  • Strike call by labour over new water, power tariffs dominates Ghana media
    02 november 2013 08:00:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A potentially debilitating strike declared last Tuesday by organised labour dominated the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Anger over National Security Adviser’s strike comment, utility tariffs reported in Ghana
    26 october 2013 07:05:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A huge storm kicked up by the National Security Adviser, retired Brigadier-General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, for his hard line against strikes by workers and the continuing fallout from the increases in electricity and water tariffs were some of the stories reported by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Minister's armoured cars, devastating cholera attack highlighted in Nigeria
    26 october 2013 07:04:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The alleged purchase of two BMW 760 armoured cars for the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah, and the recent devastating cholera attacks in parts of the country were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Rare medical feat, UN security council seat, looming ban on used vehicles reported in Nigeria
    19 october 2013 08:45:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The first open heart surgery conducted at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, the United Nations Security Council seat, and the consequences of the increase in the customs tariff for imported used vehicles were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Countdown to strike, demonstration, football played up in Ghana media
    19 october 2013 07:01:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The countdown to a strike threat by organised workers over hikes in tariffs in water and electricity, a demonstration by workers to protest the tariff increases and a massive first leg win by Ghana’s national football team over Egypt in their 2014 FIFA World Cup playoff qualifying match were some of the stories played up in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Killing in Guinea Bissau, worsening lecturers' strike reported in Nigeria
    12 october 2013 08:35:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Tuesday's attack on the Nigerian embassy in Guinea Bissau and the threats by other unions to join the lingering strike by public university teachers were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Utilities tariff hikes brouhaha highlighted in Ghana
    12 october 2013 08:24:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Discontent over the recent hike in water and electricity tariffs announced by the state regulator, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), was the major news item highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Plane crash, national dialogue, doctors' strike reported in Nigeria
    05 october 2013 09:40:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Thursday's plane crash in Lagos, President Goodluck Jonathan's response to calls for a Sovereign National Conference, doctors' nation-wide strike and the increase in the import tariff of used cars were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • WB sanctions against waste management company, import of fake drugs reported in Ghana
    05 october 2013 07:44:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Stiff sanctions against a Ghanaian waste management company by the World Bank for its involvement in a bribery scandal in Liberia, import of fake drugs from India by a Ghanaian pharmaceutical company and criticisms of tariff hikes in utilities were some of the stories that dominated the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Abuja killings, lingering ASUU strike, the nation at 53 highlighted in Nigeria
    28 september 2013 09:25:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The killing, on 20 September in Abuja, of young men purported to be members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, the lingering strike by university teachers, and the state of the nation 53 years after independence were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Nairobi mall terror attack, Mahama’s UN speech played up in Ghana media
    28 september 2013 09:07:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The 21 September attack on a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, by the Somalia-based al-Shabaab terrorist group and President John Dramani Mahama’s speech at the 68th UN General Assembly in New York were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Missing documents on sale of drill ship, football highlighted by Ghana media
    21 september 2013 07:28:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The frantic search for documents on the sale of an oil drill ship, the pairing for the playoffs of the final qualifying matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup and the car crash involving the visiting Russian Chief Justice were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana media again flooded with validation of President Mahama’s poll victory
    07 september 2013 07:12:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Discussions on the 29 August verdict of the Supreme Court, that upheld the victory of Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama in the December 2012 election, continued to dominate the media this week with lawyers, politicians and the public being reminded not to stoke trouble. Full text...

  • University teachers' strike, weakened Boko Haram, epileptic power supply reported in Nigeria
    31 august 2013 09:26:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The two-month-old university teachers' strike, for which no resolution is in sight, government's declaration that the dreaded Boko Haram sect had been extensively weakened and unstable electricity supply were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghanaian newspapers awash with confirmation of President Mahama’s poll victory
    31 august 2013 07:50:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Thursday’s judgement of the Supreme that dismissed a petition by the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) against the victory of President John Dramani Mahama in the December 2012 election was the main story in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

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