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  • UAE's leading satellite Broadband service to launch YahClick across West Africa
    09 july 2018 16:00:53
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Yahsat, a UAE-based global satellite operator will be the Gold Sponsors when it participates in West Africa Com on 10-11 July, 2018, at the launch of its flagship broadband service – YahClick – in the region. Full text...

  • World Bank appoints new Vice President for Africa
    09 july 2018 13:40:34
    Washington, US (PANA) - The World Bank has appointed Hafez Ghanem as the new World Bank Vice President for Africa, effective July 1, the Bank announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    09 july 2018 08:36:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    09 july 2018 08:34:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    09 july 2018 07:38:44
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • International Day of Cooperatives sets stage for long-standing production, consumption
    08 july 2018 06:34:31
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Each year on the first Saturday in July, the international community celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives – successful businesses based on ethical values and principles. This year, the Day focused on the theme “Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services.” Full text...

  • AfDB convenes Africa Energy Market Place
    07 july 2018 11:15:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Public, private and civil society stakeholders, including government agencies, development partners and investors in the energy sector began a two-day workshop here on Friday to discuss the technical, commercial, regulatory and financial issues in Africa’s fast-growing Energy market. Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    07 july 2018 10:30:58
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D), as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Mauritania: Friday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    06 july 2018 14:03:40
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    06 july 2018 13:57:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    06 july 2018 08:09:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    06 july 2018 07:59:05
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Former ECA chief appointed chief negotiator for ACP-EU new Partnership deal
    05 july 2018 14:39:11
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Carlos Lopez of Guinea Bissau, has been officially appointed the High Representative of the African Union (AU) to support Member States in their negotiations for a new agreement with the EU after 2020, an official statement made available Thursday to PANA in Kigali said. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    05 july 2018 14:01:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • AfDB, APUA organize 2018 CEO Governance, Leadership Forum on power sector
    05 july 2018 13:58:48
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - To Improve Governance and Leadership in Africa’s power sector, the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA), is to organize the African Power Utilities CEO Governance and Leadership Forum in Cairo, Egypt, from 9-10 July, 2018. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    05 july 2018 10:17:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    05 july 2018 09:24:27
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Thursday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    05 july 2018 08:24:36
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • AfDB partners African countries to transform investment-ready projects into real opportunities
    04 july 2018 17:32:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it will embark on a roadshow in Abuja, Nigeria, on 10 July, 2018, to mobilize key stakeholders towards putting together a pipeline of bankable projects ahead of the Africa Investment Forum (AIF). Full text...

  • AfDB improves ranking in 2018 Global Aid Transparency Index
    04 july 2018 17:30:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 2018 Aid Transparency Index Report, released by Publish What you Fund, has ranked the African Development Bank (AfDB) 4th among 45 development organizations, thereby lifting the Bank by six positions since 2016. Full text...

  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    04 july 2018 12:07:20
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA ) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • IMF says economic situation in Egypt has continued to improve this year
    04 july 2018 11:48:48
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the economic situation of Egypt has continued to improve during this year. Full text...

  • Senegal's growth rate commendable but public finances deteriorate - IMF
    04 july 2018 11:34:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the sixth review of Senegal’s economic performance under a programme supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). Full text...

  • CAR relies on grant financing due to debt distress risk - IMF
    04 july 2018 10:19:46
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – Continued reliance on grant financing is essential to support debt sustainability in Central African Republic (CAR), the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said while approving a disbursement of US$32.1 million for the country. Full text...

  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    04 july 2018 09:43:49
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    04 july 2018 08:45:27
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Africa ready for post-Cotonou agreement on economic partnership with EU by 2020
    03 july 2018 17:19:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - African governments have set their agenda to renegotiate the existing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) that is set to expire in 2020, a diplomatic source told PANA in Kigali on Tuesday. Full text...

  • SMEs promotion gains traction through FAPA funding
    03 july 2018 13:30:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Leveling the playing field for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa is one of FAPA’s (Fund for African Private Sector Assistance) priority goals. Full text...

  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency, AfDB expand procurement partnerships in Africa
    03 july 2018 13:18:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to partner under USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative; Understanding Best Value. Full text...

  • MCC announces new collaboration with AfDB
    03 july 2018 13:03:34
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Nash, and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Senior Vice-President, Charles Boamah, on Monday announced new opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    03 july 2018 10:39:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    03 july 2018 10:15:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    03 july 2018 08:34:28
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    03 july 2018 07:00:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa regional GDP projected to hit 3.4 per cent - Report
    02 july 2018 12:16:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - GDP growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is projected to come in at 3.4 percent in 2018, up from 2.8 percent in 2017, supported by higher commodity prices, and improved capital markets access, a leading private equity investment company. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    02 july 2018 08:25:51
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    02 july 2018 07:25:52
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire sustaining economic transformation, committed to reduce budget deficit
    30 june 2018 09:28:45
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently completed its annual health check of the Ivorian economy observing that political normalization and good implementation of reforms have contributed to the country’s strong economic performance since 2012. Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    30 june 2018 07:29:03
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • IMF approves US$22.4m immediate disbursement for Benin
    30 june 2018 07:25:06
    Porto-Novo, Benin (PANA) – Benin’s medium-term outlook remains favourable as the country assumes an acceleration of real GDP growth in 2019–22, driven by policy-induced increase in agricultural production and rising private investment, according to the latest assessment by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • WB extends US$500m loan to Tunisia
    29 june 2018 12:50:21
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The World Bank on Thursday announced a US$ 500 million loan for Tunisia to strengthen private investment, improve energy security and finance renewable energy sources in the North African country. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Mauritania Ouguiya
    29 june 2018 12:31:51
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Mauritania Ouguiya as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for Mauritius Rupee
    29 june 2018 11:52:16
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Mauritius Rupee as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    29 june 2018 08:47:33
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    29 june 2018 07:37:36
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • ‘Global care crisis’ set to affect 2.3 billion people warns UN labour agency
    28 june 2018 20:42:48
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A “global care crisis” is looming which could affect 2.3 billion people by 2030, United Nations work experts warned on Thursday, highlighting the potential for greater inequality in a sector where women already perform “more than three-quarters” of all unpaid work. Full text...

  • US business delegation signs US $940 million deals with state firms in Ethiopia
    28 june 2018 17:51:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A US delegation has signed business deals with several state-owned Ethiopian companies valued at nearly US$1 billion, officials said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan urges Malaysian firm to resume oil production in South Sudan
    28 june 2018 17:39:16
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan and Malaysia have agreed on the need to resume oil production in all fields in South Sudan, following the permanent ceasefire agreement reached by South Sudanese parties here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Gambia seeks debt relief from external creditors
    28 june 2018 16:28:55
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambia’s public debt is now unsustainable and, as a result, the authorities here are requesting for debt relief and restructuring from external creditors, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • Ethiopia begins crude oil, natural gas extraction in Ogaden region
    28 june 2018 12:57:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia, a non-oil producing economy in the East African region, has officially extracted its first barrel of crude oil and will begin producing natural gas from its remote Ogaden region. Full text...

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