Economy -
  • S. African delegation to strengthen ties in Europe
    14 june 2005 10:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's search for foreign direct investment, trade and tourism took a step forward this weekend when top business leaders, under the aegis of the Presidential, International Marketing Council (IMC) departed for Europe on a high-level business mission. Full text...

  • Uganda govt hails G8 over debt cancellation
    13 june 2005 20:30:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Economic Planning Minister Isaac Musumba is thrilled by the cancellation of Uganda's $3. Full text...

  • Britain finances micro-projects in Cameroon
    13 june 2005 19:46:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon has received a grant of 225 million CFA francs from Britain to finance some 35 micro-projects by 2006. Full text...

  • Wade wants debt cancellation for all poor nations
    13 june 2005 19:27:00
    Munyonyo- Uganda (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade on Monday cautiously welcomed moves by the G8 to cancel debt for 18 poor countries including 14 in Africa, but questioned the criteria used for determining the eligible recipients. Full text...

  • WTO Francophone nations meet in Cotonou
    13 june 2005 18:32:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- French-speaking countries holding membership in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Monday began meeting here to strategise ahead of the Sixth WTO ministerial conference billed for Hong Kong, China from 13-18 December 2005. Full text...

  • Wolfowitz bags chieftaincy title, reassures Nigeria on debt relief
    13 june 2005 18:29:00
    Bauchi- Nigeria (PANA) -- Suleiman Adamu, the Emir of Bauchi in Nigeria's northern State, Monday conferred a chieftaincy title on visiting World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz. Full text...

  • Guebuza welcomes G-8 debt relief
    13 june 2005 17:08:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has welcomed the cancellation of his country's multilateral debt by the G-8 group of the world's richest nations. Full text...

  • AGOA: How to get the best from Dakar forum
    13 june 2005 12:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa would benefit more from the forthcoming U. Full text...

  • Malawi forum to discuss street vended food in Africa
    13 june 2005 11:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Consumers International's Africa Office (CI-ROAF) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation's sub-regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa, two prominent organisations tackling food safety implementation, have teamed up to work on the issue of street vended foods in Africa, particularly in East and Southern Africa. Full text...

  • Debt cancellation a challenge to Ghana, says minister
    13 june 2005 11:44:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's finance minister Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu on Monday hailed the G8 decision to cancel Ghana's multi-billion dollar debt owed to the world lending financial agencies -- the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and African Development Bank. Full text...

  • Labour manifesto expected to protect worker's safety
    13 june 2005 07:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African trade union Solidarity has committed itself to the signing of a new safety manifesto at the country's oil-from-coal company Sasol on Monday. Full text...

  • Jubilee USA insists on debt cancelled for all poor nations
    12 june 2005 19:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- As G-8 Finance Ministers concluded their meeting in London, Jubilee USA Network expressed encouragement over the apparent agreement reached by the G-8 for 100% cancellation of IMF and multilateral debts for some heavily indebted countries, but insisted all impoverished nations must be included in the deal. Full text...

  • BOAD props Benin communication firm with hefty loan
    12 june 2005 18:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The West African Development Bank (BOAD) signed an 800-million CFA franc loan here Saturday with "Médias Contacts" company, intended to partially finance an international centre project. Full text...

  • Tourism receives steady boost in Mauritius
    12 june 2005 18:18:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Tourist arrivals in Mauritius increased by 7. Full text...

  • World Bank President arrives Ouagadougou Tuesday
    12 june 2005 18:03:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz will be on a working visit to Burkina Faso, 14-15 June, the Bank's mission in Burkina confirmed here Sunday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe strikes cotton export contracts
    12 june 2005 13:35:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A farming official in Zimbabwe said Sunday the country had clinched two cotton exporting contracts worth US$200 million a year to Europe and South America. Full text...

  • Kenyan lawyer faults Nairobi's poverty reduction strategy
    12 june 2005 12:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's poverty reduction strategy would continue to be a mirage so long as the government continues to spend over 40% of the national budget to service domestic and external loans, a senior lawyer said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenyan leader woes Japanese investors in tourism
    12 june 2005 12:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has urged Japanese investors to take advantage of Kenya's growing tourism industry by investing in the sector. Full text...

  • South African divers find sunken Ugandan ferry in Lake Victoria
    12 june 2005 11:17:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Two South African deep-sea divers have located the wreckage of MV Kabalega, a Ugandan wagon ferry that sank in Lake Victoria about a month ago after colliding with another vessel, MV Kawa. Full text...

  • Denmark ready to grant Benin 80 billion CFA
    11 june 2005 20:29:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Denmark will grant 80 billion FCFA to Benin over the 2005-2008 fiscal years to fund the West African country's development projects, official sources said on Saturday here. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso's GDP to decrease in 2005 - IMF
    11 june 2005 18:33:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's gross domestic product (GDP) will in 2005 decrease by 1. Full text...

  • Obasanjo excited at G8 debt relief agreement
    11 june 2005 17:15:00
    Ijebu-Ode- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) chairman, President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, has greeted with excitement news of the agreement reached by finance ministers of the G8 industrialised nations in London on Saturday to cancel at least US$40 billion in external debts owed by the world's poorest nations, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • ACP states' funding experts meet in Niamey
    11 june 2005 16:17:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A gathering of experts from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries charged with development funding is underway here ahead of an extraordinary ACP ministerial cooperation committee for development funding conference starting in Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya to spearhead southern Sudan's reconstruction
    11 june 2005 16:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has agreed to build an airport control tower in Rumbek, the proposed capital of the semi-autonomous Southern Sudan, and to provide air- traffic controllers to run the new airport, Kenyan officials said Saturday here. Full text...

  • Equities trading swings at Nigerian bourse
    11 june 2005 09:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 584. Full text...

  • Obasanjo says poverty is biggest challenge for African leaders
    11 june 2005 09:38:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- Nigerian President and African Union (AU) chair, Olusegun Obasanjo has described the reduction of poverty as the most critical challenge facing leaders on the continent. Full text...

  • Ministers to explore eco-tourism during World Cup
    10 june 2005 19:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- As part of South Africa's preparations for the 2010 World Cup, the government intends to invite neighbouring states to discuss a regional approach to unlock the tourism potential of Southern Africa's cross-border parks. Full text...

  • Opposition strike call flops in Zimbabwe
    10 june 2005 19:17:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The second and final day of a general strike called by Zimbabwean opposition passed off peacefully Friday, with businesses operating normally throughout the country, and the authorities pressing on with a controversial crackdown on shanty settlements which provoked the industrial action. Full text...

  • Niger signs oil agreement with Algeria
    10 june 2005 18:36:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger and Algeria Friday signed a cooperation agreement covering the search, exploration, piping and marketing of crude oil from Kafra region in Agadez, 1,200km north of here, official sources revealed. Full text...

  • Mozambique raises minimum wage by 14%
    10 june 2005 17:09:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government Friday announced a 14-percent increase in the statutory minimum wage for all sectors of the economy, same as last year. Full text...

  • Malawi to import $50mn maize from South Africa
    10 june 2005 16:24:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi will import 300,000 tonnes of maize worth US$50 million from South Africa to starve off famine that has hit the southern African country, finance minister Goodall Gondwe said Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan carrier joins alliance of world leading airlines
    10 june 2005 15:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Airways has been selected to join the "Associate Programme" of the prestigious SkyTeam club, an alliance of major carriers in Europe and the Americas, where it hopes to gain a slice of the 343. Full text...

  • Uganda coffee exports up in May
    10 june 2005 14:48:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Buoyed by price hikes on the international market, Uganda coffee exports rose in volume and value in May as impressed local farmers disposed of their stocks of the East African country's main foreign exchange earner. Full text...

  • AMU boss pleads for single currency
    09 june 2005 21:46:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), Habib Boulards, announced on Thursday in Tunis the creation of a Maghreb Investment and External Trade Bank (BMICE) that would pave the way for the adoption of a single Maghreb currency. Full text...

  • Bissau short of water, electricity
    09 june 2005 21:37:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The Guinea Bissau capital of Bissau has been facing a shortage in its water and electricity supplies for four days due to a breakdown of the city's central power station. Full text...

  • Obasanjo discusses debt relief with Blair
    09 june 2005 20:30:00
    London- England (PANA) -- Nigerian President and African Union (AU) chair Olusegun Obasanjo met Thursday in London with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in continuation of his efforts to secure debt relief for Nigeria. Full text...

  • Mozambique on target for MDGs, says Prime Minister
    09 june 2005 18:50:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique is on the right path towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by world leaders in 2000, Prime Minister Luisa Diogo declared here Thursday. Full text...

  • Activity at Nairobi Bourse slackens
    09 june 2005 18:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Turnover at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) Thursday dropped to 196 million Kenyan shillings from Wednesday's Ksh199 million, while the number of shares traded stood at 5. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe agro-firm lands export deal with Malaysia
    09 june 2005 17:29:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's biggest farming company said Thursday it had clinched a deal to export a variety of horticultural products to Malaysia. Full text...

  • American official says US-Libya trade ties 'remarkable'
    09 june 2005 17:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- US assistant secretary for commerce, William Lash, has lauded the "remarkable development" of trade relations between America and Libya, reaffirming his commitment to strengthening this fruitful cooperation. Full text...

  • US, African businesses partner for economic development
    09 june 2005 12:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The business climate on the continent of Africa is changing for the better as last year, Africa saw the highest rates of return on investment of any region in the world. Full text...

  • Nigeria speeds up membership of Islamic Bank
    09 june 2005 10:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's decision-making federal cabinet has approved the country's completion of its membership of the Islamic Development Bank by paying the required subscription fee of 420 million naira ((nearly $3. Full text...

  • Total Gabon plans review of operations in 2004
    09 june 2005 09:48:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The board of directors of Total Gabon, branch of TotalFinaElf Group and first oil operator in the country, announced plans here Thursday to hold its general meeting on 23 June to review activities of the company in fiscal 2004. Full text...

  • Uganda targets domestic revenue of US$1.3 billion
    08 june 2005 21:22:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda is targeting domestic revenue of 1,933 billion Shillings (about 1. Full text...

  • Accra bourse slips again
    08 june 2005 21:08:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Accra bourse slipped again on Wednesday with the main stock index, the GSE All-Share Index, going down by 0. Full text...

  • US official hails improving American-Libya trade relations
    08 june 2005 19:27:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Visiting US Under Secretary of Trade William Lash Wednesday commended the improving trade relations between his country and Libya. Full text...

  • Tunisia records 10.5% rise in tourism income
    08 june 2005 18:10:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Official figures released here Wednesday showed a 6. Full text...

  • Regional rail, road projects dominate Kenyan Budget
    08 june 2005 16:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Regional infrastructure, including road and rail links with Ethiopia and Sudan will consume the bulk of the 500 billion shilling budget unveiled by the Kenyan Finance Minister, David Mwiraria here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congo plans to privatise aspects of water, power firms
    08 june 2005 16:03:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government has worked out an emergency plan to privatise certain aspects of the National Electricity Company (SNE) and the National Water Distribution Company (SNDE), energy and water minister Bruno Itoua announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Watchdogs urge African trade ministers to resist globalisation
    08 june 2005 15:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Trade watchdogs have called on African trade ministers gathered in Cairo, Egypt to take a firm stand as they consolidate the continent's negotiating position ahead of a crucial summit in December. Full text...

parcours parcours [568] [569] [570] [571] [572] [573] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS