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  • 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...

  • Kenyan papers ponder security, regional trade issues
    16 september 2012 10:20:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan newspapers in the outgoing week focused on the ongoing civil servants' strikes, the state's failure to deal with the conflict in the Tana River Delta and the state visit by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete. Full text...

  • Mauritanian papers focus on slain Muslim preachers in Mali
    15 september 2012 20:03:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian newspapers were this week awash with stories on the killing of Muslim preachers, including Mauritanians, by a unit of the regular Malian army. Full text...

  • Sanitation programme, creation of new constituencies dominate Ghana media
    15 september 2012 09:08:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The launch of a sanitation programme by President John Dramani Mahama and the raging debate on the creation of 45 new constituencies for the 7 December presidential and parliamentary elections dominated the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers warn over anarchy in governance
    08 september 2012 10:34:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan newspapers were awash with stories on the failure of government to tackle insecurity and reckless killings, which they said, could lead to the loss of moral authority to govern and a further slide to total anarchy ahead of next year’s General Elections. Full text...

  • New oil find, moves to guarantee constant electricity, terror attacks reported in Nigeria
    08 september 2012 10:26:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The discovery of oil in the Lake Chad Basin, President Goodluck Jonathan's strategy to guarantee constant electricity and the new phase of terrorist attacks dominated newspaper front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Death of local TV journalist dominates Tanzanian newspapers
    08 september 2012 08:27:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The death of a local television reporter at the hands of policemen and the ensuing public condemnation of the Tanzania Police Force made blazing headlines in the country’s newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Mahama’s policy statement, proposed new constituencies dominate Ghana media
    08 september 2012 08:13:30
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – President John Dramani Mahama’s policy statement and the unending tug-of-war on the decision of the Electoral Commission (EC) to create 45 new constituencies as demanded by law following the publication of new census figures and creation of new districts choked the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria papers highlight stolen oil money, power minister's resignation
    01 september 2012 11:25:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Stolen oil money totalling US$400 billion since independence in 1960, President Goodluck Jonathan's pledge to fix the economy by 2013 and the sudden resignation of Power Minister Barth Nnaji dominated newspapers in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers keep focus on population, housing census
    01 september 2012 10:02:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The progress of Tanzania’s population and housing census remained in focus, though not the highlight of the local newspapers this week as they made their own way on different topics. Full text...

  • Mahama’s endorsement, launch of NPP’s manifesto highlighted in Ghana media
    01 september 2012 09:40:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The overwhelming endorsement of President John Dramani Mahama as presidential candidate of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the launch of the manifesto of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) were some of the major stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian media awash with stories on Jonathan's performance pact with ministers
    25 august 2012 12:03:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's performance contract with ministers, a rare oil find in an unlikely place and the intention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to launch the 5,000 naira note next year dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian media awash with Jonathan's reaction to Olympic Games failure
    18 august 2012 11:23:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Team Nigeria's dismal performance at the recently-concluded London Olympic Games, President Goodluck Jonathan's reaction to the "debacle" and the growing unemployment rate dominated front pages this week in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Mahama’s maiden broadcast, bill on new constituencies reported in Ghana
    18 august 2012 08:28:52
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Last Wednesday’s maiden radio and television broadcast by President John Dramani Mahama, a controversial legislative instrument to create 45 new constituencies and crowds streaming to President John Evans Atta Mills’ grave were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Funeral of Ghana’s late president, swearing in of vice president fill the media
    11 august 2012 08:09:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The funeral of Ghana’s late president John Evans Atta Mills that brought the country to a standstill in an unprecedented show of grief and unity, and the swearing in of the governor of the central bank, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, as vice president dominated the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mills’ death, nomination of vice president played up in Ghana media
    04 august 2012 10:30:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The one-week customary activities in honour of the late president John Evans Atta Mills, determination of his final resting place and nomination of Central Bank governor Kwesi Amissah- Arthur as vice president were some of the stories highlighted in the Ghana media this week. Full text...

  • Nationwide teachers’ strike makes headlines in Tanzania
    04 august 2012 10:04:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The nationwide strike by teachers in Tanzania’s public schools, that truncated learning by pupils and students while it lasted, made headlines in local papers this week until the High Court ruled the protest illegal. Full text...

  • President Mills' sudden death dominates Ghana newspapers
    28 july 2012 08:26:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Tuesday's sudden death of Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills dominated newspapers in the West African nation throughout the week. Full text...

  • 'Secret' meetings between Mills and Rawlings, more judgement debts dominate Ghana’s media
    21 july 2012 07:46:19
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – “Secret” meetings between Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills and former President Jerry John Rawlings, and revelations of more judgement debts dominated the media this week. Full text...

  • Killer tanker fire explosion, Jos mayhem, first woman chief justice reported in Nigeria
    14 july 2012 11:40:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The explosion of a fully-loaded fuel tanker, bloodbath in Jos and the appointment of the first woman chief justice were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Suffocating judgement debts fill Ghanaian media
    14 july 2012 10:35:19
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Revelations of suffocating debts that the Ghana government is saddled with, because of the abrogation of contracts, once again filled the media this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian media report trial of subsidy thieves, new refineries, earnings from cassava export
    07 july 2012 10:49:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's resolve to deal with subsidy thieves, plans to build six new refineries, and the projected huge earnings from the export of cassava chips to China dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Rawlings’ new party, brouhaha over by-elections reported in Ghana
    07 july 2012 08:03:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - For months, newspapers and political commentators highlighted moves by Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu, to form and new political party, but the stories were flatly denied by their associates. Full text...

  • Nigerian media feast on corruption, terrorism, disaster stories
    30 june 2012 14:28:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The continuing mind-boggling corruption case in the lower chamber of the National Assembly (parliament), the deepening war against Islamic sect Boko Haram and the rain that continued to lash Lagos and neighbouring states were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • President Mills’ health, presidential debate boycott reported in Ghana
    30 june 2012 10:19:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The continuing debate on President John Evans Atta Mills’ health and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) party's decision against his appearance in presidential debates for December’s election were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Devastating terror attacks, arrest of Boko Haram leader reported in Nigeria
    23 june 2012 10:08:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Sunday's devastating terrorist attacks in Kaduna and Zaria and the arrest of the suspected mastermind of the Boko Haram bombings were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • President Mills’ health, proposals to review Constitution reported in Ghana
    23 june 2012 09:01:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – For the umpteenth time, rumours on the health of President John Evans Atta Mills captured the headlines in Ghana with the rumour mills churning out another death message. Full text...

  • Nigerian media feast on mind-boggling bribery scam in the House of Reps
    16 june 2012 10:23:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US$ 3 million bribery scam at the House of Representatives (the lower chamber of the National Assembly), given by multi-millionaire oil marketer Femi Otedola and received by the Chair of the House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Management, Farouk Lawan, was the main story this week in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Communal conflicts, call for peace highlighted in Ghana
    16 june 2012 07:11:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A clash between two communities in the Volta Region (VR), the latest in a series of worrying communal clashes over the past month in Ghana, and a strong call for peace, especially as the country prepares for presidential and parliamentary elections in December, were some of the stories highlighted in the media this week. Full text...

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