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  • Ethiopian weeklies focus on Nile waters, war on corruption
    22 june 2013 07:30:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – “Ethiopia and Egypt cannot afford to go to war over the Nile,” wrote The Reporter this week, commenting on a diplomatic wrangle that in recent days filled Ethiopian air waves and newspapers as Egypt voiced opposition to the construction of a giant hydro-power dam on the Blue Nile river. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies awash with stories on tax loopholes
    22 june 2013 07:27:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tax payment, tax evasion and transparency in government spending caught the attention of Tanzanian dailies this week as the National Assembly debated the government’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, staring 1 July, 2013. Full text...

  • Clampdown on illegal mining, market fires continue to dominate Ghanaian newspapers
    22 june 2013 07:22:35
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The continuing action against illegal mining that has affected scores of Chinese nationals and investigations into fires that have razed down markets were some of the stories that dominated Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election dominates Nigerian media
    15 june 2013 08:38:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 20th anniversary of the June 12 presidential election, won by businessman M.K.O. Abiola in 1993 but annulled by military President Ibrahim Babangida and the resultant death of the winner, overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies highlight public debate on proposed constitution
    15 june 2013 07:00:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Views, praises and criticism related to Tanzania’s draft constitution, made public two weeks ago, continued to flow in the country’s newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Ethiopian weekly focuses on Egypt-Ethiopia tension over Nile waters
    15 june 2013 06:59:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – “Clouds over the Nile waters have become denser,” Ethiopia’s weekly Fortune wrote this week, referring to renewed military threats by Egypt in its opposition to the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile River. Full text...

  • Ethiopian papers shed light on African youth empowerment
    08 june 2013 09:47:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Africa’s challenge of deepening the involvement of youth in governance structures and enhancing their intellectual capacity so that they could assume responsibilities was the focus of two Ethiopian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania’s draft constitution takes the limelight in local newspapers
    08 june 2013 09:32:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Writing a constitution that ideally meets the expectations of the people has been the main focus of Tanzanian newspapers this week after the Constitution Review Commission (CRC) unveiled a detailed draft of what would be the country’s basic law. Full text...

  • Outlawed Boko Haram, electricity nightmare highlighted in Nigeria
    08 june 2013 09:15:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The proscription of Boko Haram, the lack of access to electricity by 120 million people and the first-year anniversary of the Dana Air Crash in Lagos were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Market fires, arrest of drug baron reported in Ghana
    08 june 2013 08:01:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Increasing spate of fire outbreaks, especially in markets across Ghana, and the arrest in the US of a drug baron were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian paper queries OAU Jubilee celebration, AU's relevance
    03 june 2013 14:48:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Nigerian newspaper has sharply criticised African leaders over their recent celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the Africa Union (AU), saying the celebration was lacking ''in highlight of accomplishments on social, political and economic fronts''. Full text...

  • Jonathan's mid-term report, anti-gay bill, pirate attacks highlighted in Nigeria
    01 june 2013 09:17:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The mid-term report (2011-2013) on President Goodluck Jonathan's achievements, the passage of the bill prohibiting same-sex marriage and the hijack of a fuel cargo ship by pirates were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Another power generation challenge, Mahama’s France visit reported in Ghana
    01 june 2013 05:36:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – An unexpected power generation problem that has seen a return to power rationing and a three-day visit to France of President John Dramani Mahama were some of the stories that were reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ethiopian papers take a close look at 50 years of African unity
    01 june 2013 05:33:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU) hit headlines in Ethiopia’s newspapers this week with editorials focused on Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance. Full text...

  • Tanzanian daily tasks AU on Africa's prospects beyond 50 years
    27 may 2013 10:58:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - There’s a compelling need for the African leadership to inject into the African Union (AU) a dose of dynamism as populations of the member states focus on Africa’s prospects beyond 50 years, a private Tanzanian daily said Monday. Full text...

  • War against Boko Haram, Chinua Achebe's burial highlighted in Nigeria
    25 may 2013 08:50:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The State of Emergency declared on three north eastern States and the following war against insurgency there as well as the burial of literary giant Chinua Achebe were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Church stampede, clampdown on criminals highlighted in Ghana media
    25 may 2013 08:32:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A stampede last Sunday at the church of popular Nigerian preacher, Prophet T.B. Joshua, in Accra and a clampdown on criminals in Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi, that has seen a series of murders and robberies, were some of the stories highlighted in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana media highlight action against illegal mining, rising criminal activities in Kumasi
    18 may 2013 08:01:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The declaration of war against illegal miners, whose activities degrade the environment, pollute water bodies, cause deaths and trigger violence, was one of the main stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Emergency rule, war against terrorists highlighted in Nigeria
    18 may 2013 07:48:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The declaration of emergency rule in three States worst hit by violence - Adamawa, Borno, Yobe - which has now developed into a "war situation" in those areas, was the major story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Market fire, end of doctors' strike highlighted in Ghana media
    11 may 2013 07:25:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A huge market fire on Sunday at a popular market in Accra, known for second hand clothing, shoes and building materials, and the end of a crippling doctors’ strike were some of the stories reported in the Ghana media this week. Full text...

  • Jonathan-labour tirade, joblessness, new Boko Haram strategy highlighted in Nigeria
    04 may 2013 15:08:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Jonathan-Labour tirade against each other over corruption, the growing number of jobless people and Boko Haram's new strategy of violence were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Landmark judgement, never-ending strikes dominate Ghanaian media
    04 may 2013 07:03:16
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A ruling by the Supreme Court that its own verdict on a petition challenging the election of a president could be reviewed and the continuing strikes by doctors and pharmacists dominated the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Bloodbath, damning US corruption indictment reported in Nigeria
    27 april 2013 12:10:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The killing of 185 people in a border community in north eastern Borno State, the damning report by top US official that massive corruption exists, and government's compensation for victims of the 2011 post-election violence were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Doctors’ crippling strike dominates Ghanaian newspapers
    27 april 2013 07:36:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The ongoing strike by medical doctors in public health facilities in Ghana, which is causing huge pain and deaths, was the main story that dominated the newspapers in the West African country this week. Full text...

  • Boko Haram's amnesty, MEND's threat to attack mosques reported in Nigeria
    20 april 2013 09:10:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's desire to grant amnesty to the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, the threat by the Niger Delta militants to carry out reprisal attacks on mosques and Jonathan's political ambition in 2015 were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Mahama’s 100 days in office, election petition, strikes highlighted in Ghana
    20 april 2013 09:04:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – An assessment of President John Dramani Mahama's 100 days in office, the two-day visit to Ghana of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the election petition before the Supreme Court and the ongoing strikes by a number of public sector workers were some of the stories covered by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Fresh Abacha loot, baby thieves, looming power and fuel scarcity reported in Nigeria
    13 april 2013 08:27:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Fresh Abacha loot, discovered by the government, two baby thieves arrested by the police, demand for compensation by Boko Haram victims, looming power and fuel scarcity, and corruption in the civil service were some of the stories reported in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Unending labour agitations, improvement in electricity supply reported in Ghana
    13 april 2013 08:10:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Unending labour agitations and President John Mahama’s announcement of an improvement in electricity supply were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Amnesty for Boko Haram, labour's looming strike, oil deals highlighted in Nigeria
    06 april 2013 08:31:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Plans to grant amnesty to members of the violent Islamic sect Boko Haram group, labour's threat to protest pensions fraud and the need for the government to renegotiate oil deals were the main stories in Nigerian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • MPs ex-gratia cheque, Mahama’s tax returns, election petition highlighted by Ghana media
    06 april 2013 08:09:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - “Huge” ex-gratia payment to members of parliament in the midst of labour agitations and the filing of tax returns by President John Mahama were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Henry Okah's jail term, oil theft, subsidy highlighted in Nigeria
    30 march 2013 15:37:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The sentencing of Henry Okah to 24 years in jail, oil theft, government's latest stand on oil subsidy and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka's warning that the nation could be headed for another civil war were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Labour unrest, reshuffle in security services reported in Ghana
    30 march 2013 08:49:45
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Labour unrest, change of guard in the Ghana Armed Forces and reshuffle of top officers of the Ghana Police Service were some of the stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana media report teachers’ strike, opposition leader’s car crash
    23 march 2013 06:57:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A crippling strike by teachers and wild allegations on the cause of an accident involving the vehicle of the running mate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 2012 election, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, were some of the stories played up in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Chinua Achebe's death, blood bath in Kano, Obasanjo's warning reported in Nigeria
    23 march 2013 06:57:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The death of literary icon Chinua Achebe, Monday's lorry park suicide bombing in Kano, former president Olusegun Obasanjo's warning that mounting unemployment situation may explode into crisis and Labour's warning to President Jonathan not to increase fuel prices were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • New Pope, State pardon for some convicted VIPs highlighted in Nigeria
    16 march 2013 09:40:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new head of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, State pardon for Diepreye Alamieyesiegha, President Goodluck Jonathan's former boss in South South Bayelsa State, and labour's threat of a nationwide protest on the plight of pensioners were the main stories this week in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Shell's threat to close shop, cash-for-job scam highlighted in Nigeria
    09 march 2013 09:56:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The threat by Oil giants Shell to shut down operations and the cash-for-job scam in federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) were the main stories this week in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Independence anniversary, budget covered by Ghanaian media
    09 march 2013 08:36:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s 56th independence anniversary which fell on 6 March and the 2013 budget were some of the major stories covered by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Clinton's advice, Jonathan's 2015 ambition, Pope's last moments highlighted in Nigeria
    02 march 2013 09:39:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Former US President Bill Clinton's advice on mounting challenges, President Jonathan's 2015 political ambition, nation-wide vaccination against yellow fever, and Pope Benedict XVI's last moments were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Football, Siamese twins, opposition’s ‘state of the nation’ dominate Ghana media
    02 march 2013 08:01:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Jolts in Ghana’s football following the “temporary” resignation of the Ayew brothers from the national football team, the Black Stars, the hospitalisation of the team’s defender John Paintsil after his arrest for assaulting his wife were some of the stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Priest’s murder, national examination results hit headlines in Tanzanian dailies
    23 february 2013 08:12:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Fears grew of a return to sectarian violence in parts of Tanzania this week as newspapers reported public shock and disgust over the murder of a Catholic priest in the predominantly Muslim Island of Zanzibar. Full text...

  • Africa's first mega city, payoff for electricity workers reported in Nigeria
    23 february 2013 07:58:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The new 5-million-square-metre Eko Atlantic City, dedicated in Lagos on Thursday, government's move to settle "disengaged" electricity workers and the death penalty for terrorists dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • President Mahama's State of the Nation address, criticisms of fuel price hike reported in Ghana
    23 february 2013 07:38:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – President John Dramani Mahama’s maiden State of the Nation address and the minority’s boycott of Parliament during the address dominated the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Super Eagles, ghost workers, rising population dominate Nigerian media
    16 february 2013 08:22:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The elaborate reception for the new African football champions, the Super Eagles, discovery of ghost workers and rising population were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Brouhaha over fuel subsidy, Pope’s resignation reported in Ghana
    16 february 2013 08:03:29
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The never-ending arguments over fuel subsidy, the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, post-mortem of Ghana’s disastrous Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign and a brief strike by doctors demanding higher salaries were some of the stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • 2013 AFCON: Huge play for Nigeria's victory in local papers
    11 february 2013 10:11:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian newspapers Monday joined in the celebration of the victory of the country's senior national football team, the Super Eagles, over their Burkina counterparts to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Full text...

  • Relocation of seat of government, AFCON blues reported in Ghana media
    09 february 2013 05:55:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The relocation of the seat of government from the Castle, Osu, to Flagstaff House on Thursday and the semi-final loss of the Black Stars to the Stallions of Burkina Faso in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition in South Africa were some of the stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • 2013 AFCON: Nigerian papers celebrate Super Eagles' final berth
    07 february 2013 12:03:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The final berth of Nigeria's Super Eagles, after beating the Eagles of Mali 4-1 at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa Wednesday, was celebrated massively by local newspapers Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian media again highlight war in northern Mali
    02 february 2013 13:39:58
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The retaking of northern Mali from Islamist groups affiliated to Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) by French-led troops is one of the main stories highlighted by the media this week in Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mystery gold cargo, gays and lesbians fill Ghanaian media
    02 february 2013 08:05:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) –Ghanaian newspapers were this week dominated by a mystery gold cargo that was seized in Turkey and the highly contentious issue of homosexuality when a human rights lawyer and activist, Nana Oye Lithur, appeared before Parliament’s Appointments Committee to be vetted as Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection. Full text...

  • Opposition MPs’ boycott of ministerial nominees' vetting dominates Ghana media
    26 january 2013 10:31:40
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The boycott by Members of Parliament of Ghana's opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) of the vetting of nominees for ministerial positions dominated the country's media this week. Full text...

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