Press Review -
  • Power shutdown, security concerns, deportation saga reported in Nigeria
    17 march 2012 10:25:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The shutdown of the Kainji Power Station, the pledge by northern political leaders to deal with security problems and yet another apology from the South African government over the deportation saga with Abuja dominated the front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana media play up controversies on funding of education, gas plant location
    17 march 2012 10:22:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Two controversial subjects – claims of the main opposition party’s presidential candidate that he would make education free through to second cycle and relocation of a gas plant - were some of the stories played up by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian newspapers highlight end of doctors' strike
    17 march 2012 09:58:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian newspapers this week highlighted the end of a strike by medical doctors working in government hospitals following intervention by President Jakaya Kikwete who described their action as "unethical". Full text...

  • Funerals of Brazzaville blast victims dominate Congolese press
    17 march 2012 08:33:53
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese newspapers published this week were dominated by last Sunday's funeral of 145 of the 223 victims of the 4 March ammunition depot blast in northeast Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Murder of British, Italian hostages, deportation row dominate front pages in Nigeria
    10 march 2012 11:14:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The killing of two Europeans by their abductors as well as the deportation of 125 Nigerians from South Africa overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies focus on int'l women’s day, doctors’ strike
    10 march 2012 08:17:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Gender equality and the second strike by doctors in public hospitals this year were issues that dominated the Tanzanian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Mills’ US visit, independence celebrations captured by Ghanaian media
    10 march 2012 07:40:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – President John Evans Atta Mills’ official visit to the US and the 55th independence anniversary celebrations were some of the stories that occupied the front pages of newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Pre-independence uprising, ‘explosion’ of former A-G reported in Ghana
    03 march 2012 07:52:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghanaian newspapers this week remembered an uprising triggered by the killing of three ex-military men by the colonial masters which accelerated the country’s independence and an “explosion” of the immediate past Attorney-General (A-G), Martin Amidu, as he questions the loyalty of state-attorneys pursuing the court case in which a businessman is charged with fraud in a raging judgement debt case. Full text...

  • Ojukwu's burial, corruption trial of former State governor dominate front pages in Nigeria
    03 march 2012 07:37:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The burial of the former military leader of Biafra, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, and James Ibori's admittance, in London, that he stole from the government coffers when he was in power as State governor dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Subsidy palliatives, inflation, rampaging lion reported in Nigeria
    25 february 2012 12:17:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The disbursement of funds for subsidy palliatives, rising inflation as a result of the subsidy removal, breakthrough in anti-malaria drugs, and the rampaging lion which killed two herdsmen and 30 livestock were some of the stories which made headline news in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Football, fire, judgment debt reported in Ghana media
    25 february 2012 08:53:40
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The fallout from the poor performance of Ghana’s senior national football team, the Black Stars, at the just-ended African Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, fire at a spare parts market in Kumasi, Ghana’s second biggest city, and continuing saga of the huge judgement debt paid to a businessman were some of the stories highlighted in the media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies say local footballers should take a leaf out of Zambia’s book
    18 february 2012 10:15:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – After Tanzania emerged from a devastating strike by medical doctors in public hospitals, the country’s media this week turned their attention to varied issues but Zambia’s victory at the African Cup of Nations in Libreville, Gabon, was the only event that brought them together. Full text...

  • Jonathan's job-creation moves, rainstorm in Lagos reported in Nigeria
    18 february 2012 10:05:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Government's determination to generate 370,000 jobs, a rainstorm and its havoc in Lagos, high electricity tariffs and jail term for Nigerian suicide bomber in the US were some of the stories which made headlines this week. Full text...

  • Mills’ State of the Nation address, arrest of drug barons reported in Ghana
    18 february 2012 08:15:27
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills’ State of the Nation address to Parliament on Thursday and announcements of arrest of two drug barons were some of the stories that were reported by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian media report the continuing orgy of violence
    11 february 2012 11:27:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The unending orgy of violence, especially the non-stop bombing campaign (almost on a daily basis) by the Boko Haram Islamic sect members, filled newspaper front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana media report judgement debts, elimination of Black Stars from CAN 2012
    11 february 2012 10:34:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The payment of huge judgement debts continued to dominate the Ghana media this week, with newspapers reporting the commencement of the trial of one case and interrogation of two former Attorneys-General by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament for another payment. Full text...

  • Doctors' strike still makes headlines in Tanzanian press
    04 february 2012 08:47:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – For the second week in succession, the strike by doctors working in public hospitals and manoeuvres by health authorities to avert a disastrous situation as the public became impatient with the stalemate between the two parties, made headlines in the Tanzanian dailies this week Full text...

  • Domestic issues dominate Nigerian media
    04 february 2012 08:40:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Domestic issues and violence, including the Boko Haram menace and the mass burial of its victims, dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Arrest of businessman over payment of huge judgement highlighted in Ghanaian media
    04 february 2012 08:11:42
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The arrest of a businessman who was paid a huge jugement debt, presentation of an interim report by the anti-graft institution on the matter, President John Evans Atta Mills’ rejection of legalisation of gay rights and the quarter-final berth of the Black Stars in the on-going African Cup of Nations were some of the major stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Nationwide medics’ strike dominates Tanzanian press
    28 january 2012 10:02:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The continuing strike by doctors in government-run hospitals dominated the media in Tanzania this week as health authorities made vain attempts at persuading the medics to go back to work. Full text...

  • Mills' meeting with Council of State, cabinet reshuffle highlighted by Ghanaian media
    28 january 2012 08:41:16
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – President John Evans Atta Mills’ meeting with the Council of State, resignation of Education Minister Betty Mould-Iddrisu, as the controversial payment of judgement debt to a businessman continues to claim more casualties, and a cabinet reshuffle were this week reported in the Ghanaian media. Full text...

  • Boko Haram menace, Jonathan's "olive branch" dominate front pages in Nigeria
    28 january 2012 08:00:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian media were awash with stories of the renewed bombing of targets by the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect in some parts of the country, a development that resulted in the dismissal of the man whose responsibility it is to maintain law and order -- Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hafiz Ringim. Full text...

  • Firing of AG, judgement debt, ‘Nana Konadu for president’ posters played up in Ghana media
    21 january 2012 08:02:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The dismissal of Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Martin Amidu, the never-ending crises of a huge judgement debt to a businessman and swapping of cocaine, and the sudden appearance of posters of former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, as a potential presidential candidate dominated the newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mills’ media encounter, cocaine swap, judgement debt, arms cache reported in Ghana
    14 january 2012 07:48:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A press conference by President John Evans Atta Mills to mark his third year in office, the ongoing blame game in the missing cocaine saga, continuing hullabaloo on huge judgement debt and seizure of a cache of arms, allegedly on its way to Nigeria, were some of the stories highlighted in the Ghana media this week. Full text...

  • Massive fuel strike reported in Nigeria
    14 january 2012 04:53:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The massive strike, called by two main workers' unions and their civil society counterparts, following government's new year "Greek gift" (the removal of subsidy on fuel), occupied all newspaper pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Fuel subsidy removal, Boko Haram's threats reported in Nigeria
    07 january 2012 08:06:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The fuel subsidy, removed on the 2012 New Year day, and the three-day ultimatum from the dreaded Boko Haram religious sect to southerners resident in the north to leave dominated front papers in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Arrests over cocaine disappearance, Chinese loan reported in Ghana
    07 january 2012 08:05:26
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A seeming breakthrough on how cocaine seized from a suspect turned into baking powder at an Accra Circuit court, brouhaha over a US$3 billion Chinese loan and unveiling of a new political party were some of the major stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Politics, bloody accident highlighted in Ghana media
    31 december 2011 08:43:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The resignation of a key member of the opposition Convention People’s Party (CPP), the celebration of the 30th anniversary of a coup staged by former President Jerry John Rawlings and a freak accident that claimed 27 lives were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Controversial judgement debt, cocaine committee featured in Ghanaian media
    24 december 2011 07:51:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A controversial judgement debt paid out to a Ghanaian businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the work of a committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate the swapping of a cocaine exhibit and government's rating of its performance were some of the stories featured in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on development challenges, rights issues
    17 december 2011 09:37:27
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - In the aftermath of long celebrations of Tanzania’s 50th independence anniversary, the country’s mainstream media this week partly focused on the future and international relations, with one daily stating that Tanzanians need no lecturers on what is best for them. Full text...

  • Disappearance of cocaine highlighted in Ghana media
    17 december 2011 08:19:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghanaian media this week feasted on the incredible story of cocaine that was tendered as evidence in court turning into sodium bicarbonate, causing a huge embarrassment to the government that has been at pains to check the drug menace. Full text...

  • Massacre of nomadic herdsmen, Mills-Ban meeting highlighted in Ghana media
    10 december 2011 08:13:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The massacre of more than a dozen Fulani herdsmen in northern Ghana, a meeting between President John Evans Atta Mills and UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in New York and the short-lived gold rush were some of the stories that were played up in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Security issues, oil subsidy, gay bill dominate front pages in Nigeria
    10 december 2011 07:08:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Wednesday's explosion in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna, which left seven people dead and many more badly injured, the continuing oil subsidy debate, the same-sex bill and the crippling strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Fuel subsidy, gay bill, demand for Obasanjo's trial reported in Nigeria
    03 december 2011 10:59:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian newspapers were this week filled with stories from the continuing debate on oil subsidy removal, the "death" of the same-sex (gay) bill and demand for Obasanjo's trial by some parliamentarians. Full text...

  • Debate on budget, assurance of prudent spending highlighted in Ghana media
    26 november 2011 08:22:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The commencement of debate on the government’s 2012 budget presented to Parliament last week, the assurance by the government that it would not overspend next year, which is an election year, and work on a gas plant to boost electricity generation were some of the stories featured in the Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian media report justice for comedian, rumble at anti-graft agency, Boko Haram
    26 november 2011 08:06:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian media were this week filled with stories of the popular comedian who deservedly got justice from the courts, continuing mayhem in Barkin-Ladi, the dismissal of the chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs Farida Waziri, and the unveiling of sponsors of the Boko Haram sect. Full text...

  • Beninese newspapers highlight Pope's visit
    21 november 2011 11:27:51
    Cotonou, Benin(PANA) - Beninese newspapers on Monday highlighted the weekend's visit to the West African nation by Pope Benedict XVI, to mark the 150 years of the country’s evangelization. Full text...

  • Security issues, continuing oil subsidy debate reported in Nigeria
    19 november 2011 10:06:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Security issues, ranging from the Boko Haram attacks to the discovery of a large cache of arms and ammunition, and the debates for and against the removal of oil subsidy were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Budget, Biometric voters' register occupy front pages in Ghana
    19 november 2011 08:10:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The presentation of the government’s 2012 budget and economic policy last Wednesday and the continuing debate on the biometric register for the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections occupied the front pages of newspapers in Ghana during the week. Full text...

  • Peace calls, vote for prisoners, ‘boastful’ Rawlings highlighted in Ghana media
    12 november 2011 08:16:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Calls by President John Evans Atta Mills for the preservation of peace as Ghana approaches another election, assurance that prisoners would be allowed to vote as pronounced by the Supreme Court and a judgement by former president Jerry John Rawlings that he is the best ever Ghanaian leader were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Oil spills, security issues, oil subsidy debate reported in Nigeria
    12 november 2011 02:51:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Plans to clean up Ogoniland following the massive oil spills in the area and the continuing security and oil subsidy concerns were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Diplomatic talks dominate headlines in Malawi media
    05 november 2011 15:07:40
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi's desperate efforts to mend fences with Western donor nations, especially Great Britain, that suspended aid over human rights and governance concerns, dominated the headlines this week. Full text...

  • Gay rights, ‘whites only’ restaurant highlighted in Ghanaian media
    05 november 2011 08:02:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Gays wriggled their way back to the front pages of Ghana’s newspapers again this week as the country reacted to threats by the British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron, that his government would withhold aid from countries that do not reform legislation that ban homosexuality. Full text...

  • Nigerian media highlight appointment of new S/Eagles coach, other domestic issues
    05 november 2011 03:21:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The appointment of former Super Eagles captain, Stephen Keshi, as national team coach, developments in the oil sector over subsidy removal, compensation for slain ad-hoc electoral workers and the return of toll gates on federal highways made headline news in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Floods, doctors’ strike highlighted in Ghanaian media
    29 october 2011 08:56:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A devastating flood that hit Accra last Thursday bringing it its wake deaths, destruction, pain, discomfort and yet another reaction by the authorities occupied the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian media feast on dismissal of Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia
    29 october 2011 08:08:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The firing on Friday of Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia because he failed to take Nigeria to the 2012 African Nations Cup to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea topped all other stories in the country this week. Full text...

  • Doctors’ strike, Kadhafi’s death highlighted in Ghanaian media
    22 october 2011 08:33:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The two-week-old strike by medical doctors in public hospitals that is wreaking havoc in the health sector and the death of Libya’s former ruler, Mouammar Kadhafi, occupied the front pages of newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Kadhafi's demise gets big play in Nigeria
    22 october 2011 08:07:53
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Thursday's death of former Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspapers feast on news of Kadhafi's demise
    21 october 2011 08:51:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Expectedly, Thursday's death of ousted Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi in the hands of his country's revolutionaries dominated Nigerian newspapers Friday. Full text...

  • Doctors’ strike, Goodluck’s visit played up in Ghanaian media
    15 october 2011 08:21:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A crippling strike by doctors in the public sector and last weekend’s visit to Ghana by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan were some of the major stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

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