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  • 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...

  • Mali operation, bloody Algeria hostage drama grab Mauritanian headlines
    19 january 2013 13:49:43
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The French-initiated operation to flush out jihadists from northern Mali and the taking of hostages by suspected Al-Qaeda members in the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria were given wide coverage by Mauritanian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Mali war, bribe-for-job scandal, 2013 AFCON dominate front pages in Nigeria
    19 january 2013 08:13:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The war in Mali, to which other West African Full text...

  • French air raids in Mali dominate Rwandan media
    14 january 2013 14:25:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan newspapers Monday widely reported the launch of the "French military operation" in Mali, called Serval, which is designed to assist the Malian armed forces in dislodging armed Islamists occupying the northern part of the West African country since March 2012. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies focus on constraints in education sector
    12 january 2013 08:58:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – As schools in Tanzania started the new academic year this week, education was at the centre of attention in local newspapers which pinpointed shortfalls in the sector, including the government’s long-term failure to pay salaries and allowances of teachers. Full text...

  • Ghana’s media report swearing in of President Mahama, petition against election results
    12 january 2013 08:09:35
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The inauguration of President John Dramani Mahama, commencement of hearing of a petition against the results of the 7 December election filed by the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and announcement of names of the first cabinet ministers occupied the attention of the media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies focus on country’s prospects in 2013
    05 january 2013 09:03:05
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Every New Year brings hope and expectation to people and so does 2013, according to Tanzanian newspapers, some of which, this week, reflected on the past year as a bad period but at least one painted an optimistic outlook of the country’s economy. Full text...

  • Ghanaian media highlight President Mahama’s State of Nation address, New Year message
    05 january 2013 08:03:53
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The State of the Nation address and New Year message of President John Dramani Mahama and speculations about political appointments were some of the major stories covered by the newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Election result challenge, Bishops’ concern about Christmas reported in Ghana
    29 december 2012 12:35:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The 7 December election result challenge in court by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and concerns of Catholic Bishops over the commercialisation of Christmas were some of the stories played up by the Ghana media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies focus on peace, religious tolerance
    29 december 2012 12:19:43
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Calls to the Tanzanian public to stay committed to the values of peace and religious tolerance highlighted the country’s media this week, as citizens engage in end-of-year family reunions and festivities. Full text...

  • National budget, mass failure in WAEC, kidnapping dominate headlines in Nigeria
    22 december 2012 10:09:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The national budget, passed on Thursday by the National Assembly, and the mass failure in the secondary schools examinations, conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), were the major stories reported in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Opposition demonstration, pressure of Christmas played up in Ghana media
    22 december 2012 08:13:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A demonstration of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in its stronghold, Kumasi, in central Ghana, the hassles of Christmas and shooting of the Upper West Regional minister by armed robbers were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Money laundering, Bakassi, high-profile kidnapping reported in Nigeria
    15 december 2012 08:39:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The mind-boggling sums of money being laundered by corrupt persons, the recurring problem in the Bakassi peninsula and the high-profile kidnappings were some of the stories highlighted in the Nigerian media this week. Full text...

  • Mahama’s election victory fills Ghanaian media
    15 december 2012 08:15:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The decisive first round victory of President John Dramani Mahama and his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ghana’s election, rejection of the results by the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and acts of violence were the major stories in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Corruption ranking, Abacha loot, highlighted in Nigeria
    08 december 2012 09:14:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's ranking by the global corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), the return of Abacha loot (US$ 700 million) by the Swiss government, deregistration of 28 political parties, and the rising population were the highlights of stories published in the country this week. Full text...

  • Ghana’s chaotic election highlighted by the media
    08 december 2012 08:06:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghanaian media had highlighted hopes of a peaceful, smooth, free and fair general election, with the introduction of a biometric voters’ register and biometric verification machines that were introduced to extend the frontiers of democracy in the West African state. Full text...

  • Benin media focus on alleged mastermind of attempted poisoning of Yayi
    08 december 2012 07:43:41
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The media in Benin this week focus attention of the brief arrest, in Paris, France, of businessman Patrice Talon who is accused of being the mastermind of the attempted poisoning of President Boni Yayi. Full text...

  • Benin media focus on arrest of alleged mastermind of the attempt to poison Yayi
    07 december 2012 20:28:14
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The media in Benin this week focus attention on the brief arrest, in Paris, France, of businessman Patrice Talon who is accused of being the mastermind of the attempted poisoning of President Boni Yayi of Benin. Full text...

  • Peace pact by all 8 presidential candidates dominates Ghana media
    01 december 2012 08:25:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A peace pact signed by the eight candidates contesting the 7 December election in Ghana to uphold peace before, during and after the polls, admonition from former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan of Ghana, as well as the advice of Catholic Bishops filled the newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Jonathan's media chat, EFCC's frustration, nation's low rating highlighted in Nigeria
    24 november 2012 08:47:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's media chat comments and the attendant criticisms, his 2015 political ambition, inability of the anti-graft body to convict "big thieves", and the nation's disgraceful rating by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the KPMG were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Final presidential debate, burial of ex-vice president highlighted by Ghana media
    24 november 2012 08:24:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The final presidential debate featuring the four candidates whose parties have representation in parliament and the burial of former vice president Aliu Mahama were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Rwanda-DRC strained ties highlighted by Rwandan media
    19 november 2012 14:19:02
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The upsurge in violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the city of Goma, capital of the province of North Kivu, is besieged by M 23 rebels after government troops were defeated, was the main story by Rwandan newspapers Monday. Full text...

  • Paternity of late VP's son dominates Kenyan media
    17 november 2012 18:20:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The paternity of the late former Kenyan Vice President George Saitoti's son, Zachary Musengi, dominated newspaper headlines this week, amid claims the powerful family kidnapped the son of a peasant teacher. Full text...

  • Ghana media highlight goof on health, death of former VP
    17 november 2012 10:17:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - News of the health and death of Ghana’s former Vice President Aliu Mahama filled the country's media this week, as the West African country mourned the passing of a second leader in four months. Full text...

  • Tanzanian newspapers underline moral values for public officials
    17 november 2012 09:33:54
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Of the distant occurrences and domestic politics that drew the Tanzanian media attention this week, the resignation of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) boss David Petraeus offered a sensible advice to public officials in this East African country, according to a leading daily. Full text...

  • Obama’s re-election dominates coverage in Tanzanian dailies
    10 november 2012 09:32:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – US President Barack Obama’s re-election was the major story in Tanzanian newspapers this week but accompanying editorials focused on its ramifications on other parts of the world. Full text...

  • Rare feat by teenage girls, Obama's re-election featured in Nigeria
    10 november 2012 08:51:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A rare feat by teenaged girls who invented generators that run on urine, highly-qualified persons seeking drivers' jobs, suggestions on how to curb corruption and the re-election of Barack Obama as president of the US were some of the stories which made waves in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tragic shopping centre collapse, another Rawlings U-turn played up in Ghana media
    10 november 2012 08:14:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The tragic collapse of a five-storey building in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, housing a popular shopping centre and another dramatic U-turn by former president Jerry John Rawlings that ironically puts him and his wife in opposite political camps, were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Mauritanian newspapers highlight Speaker's comment on president Aziz’s health
    03 november 2012 16:17:11
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The media in Mauritania this week highlighted a statement by the Speaker of Parliament, Messaoud Ould Boulkheir, aimed at reassuring his compatriots of the state of health of president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, saying it raised more questions than answers. Full text...

  • Kenyan media spotlight sacked judges’ fate, lavish judiciary spending
    03 november 2012 14:30:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan newspapers this week focused on the go-slow by segments of the Kenya Police Force, a ruling by the High Court overturning the sacking of senior judges, including those of the Supreme Court, and the judiciary’s purchase of new "fuel guzzling" vehicles for 40 new judges of the High Court. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on game elephant poaching, corruption in ruling party
    03 november 2012 09:40:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The seriousness of elephant poaching in Tanzanian game sanctuaries and graft in the ruling party’s elections were prominent issues in the country’s newspapers this week while public calls intensified for the two ills to be brought to an end as quickly as possible. Full text...

  • Key oil industry changes, Boko Haram-Govt talks highlighted in Nigeria
    03 november 2012 09:22:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A major shake up in the management of the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the proposed talks between Government and the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, and the police surveillance slammed on highly-placed Nigerians linked to the group were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Presidential debate, Farmers' Day highlighted in Ghanaian newspapers
    03 november 2012 08:02:52
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Last Tuesday’s debate by the presidential candidates whose parties are represented in parliament and Friday's celebration of Farmers' Day dominated newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • President Aziz’s state of health played up in Mauritanian media
    28 october 2012 11:57:56
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The recovery of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in France after he was accidentally shot a fortnight ago was the main story in Mauritania this week. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers focus on ICC probe, electoral politics
    27 october 2012 15:19:26
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Comments by International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda dominated Kenyan newspaper headlines after she confirmed that none of the suspects facing crimes against humanity trial next year would be immune to prosecution even if elected to the presidency. Full text...

  • Missing oil money, floods and famine dominate headlines in Nigeria
    27 october 2012 08:56:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 86.65 billion Naira (about US$ 578 million) oil money, earned in 10 years and part of which is said to be missing, the impact of the devastating floods on prices of foodstuff and the nation's fourth Catholic Church Cardinal dominate newspaper headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Election issues again dominate Ghanaian media
    27 october 2012 08:19:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Election issues once again dominated the media in Ghana this week with the fallout of the disqualification of a number of presidential hopefuls being the most prominent. Full text...

  • Disqualification of former first lady from Ghana presidential race fills newspapers
    20 october 2012 08:16:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – As the deadline for presidential aspirants to file their nomination papers to contest Ghana’s 7 December presidential and parliamentary elections expired on Thursday, it was the disqualification of one of the high profile candidates, former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, that grabbed the headlines. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers narrow focus to 2013 Presidential polls
    13 october 2012 15:15:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan papers this week narrowed their focus on the 4 March, 2013, presidential elections, amid a presidential snub of visiting former UN Chief Kofi Annan. Full text...

  • Ravaging floods, Bakassi peninsula dominate newspaper headlines in Nigeria
    13 october 2012 09:12:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The floods that wreaked havoc across the country, the Bakassi question and plans to refurbish oil refineries dominated newspaper headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Politics dominates Ghana media
    13 october 2012 09:01:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – With the presidential and parliamentary elections only a few weeks away, political stories dominated the media this week as political parties and their candidates carried out various activities to win over the electorates. Full text...

  • Fake antiretrovirals, clash over tainted holy book make headlines in Tanzania
    13 october 2012 08:52:22
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Exposure of counterfeit antiretroviral drugs in public hospitals made headlines in Tanzanian newspapers midweek but by the end of the week all dailies carried worrisome reports on a clash between the police and angry Muslims in a suburb of this port city and commercial capital of the East African country. Full text...

  • Ruling party elections make headlines in Tanzanian papers
    06 october 2012 08:23:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Electoral conferences of Tanzania’s ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party made headlines in local newspapers this week amidst calls for youthful and ethical leadership which were punctuated with allegations of corruption in the voting process. Full text...

  • Launch of ruling party’s manifesto, creation of 45 constituencies highlighted in Ghana media
    06 october 2012 08:05:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The launch on Thursday of the manifesto of Ghana’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), creation of 45 new constituencies and murder charge for Justine Kone Katinan, ally of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, were some of the major stories in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana-Ivorian ties, battle to win Rawlings’ "heart" played up in Ghana’s media
    29 september 2012 08:40:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Relations between Ghana and its western neighbor, Cote d’Ivoire, especially after armed men attacked positions in Cote d’Ivoire one week ago, and the battle between two political parties to win over former President Jerry John Rawlings for the December elections are some of the stories that have dominated newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Rawlings' apparent U-turn, Mahama’s running mate played up in Ghana's media
    22 september 2012 07:39:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – An apparent U-turn of former President Jerry John Rawlings on the chances of his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 7 December polls and the introduction of Vice-President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as the running mate of President John Mahama were some of the major stories played up in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Intern doctors’ plea for leniency makes headlines in Tanzanian papers
    22 september 2012 07:37:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Different developments made headlines in Tanzania’s newspapers this week, but the plea for leniency by intern doctors who were suspended from service in public hospitals after going on strike attracted the attention of all dailies. Full text...

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