Press Review -
  • 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...

  • 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...

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