Economy -
  • Central bank replaces mutilated Gambian banknotes
    07 april 2005 21:21:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Central Bank of the Gambia Thursday disclosed that it has replaced mutilated Gambian dalasi bank notes with new ones. Full text...

  • Dutch, French airlines merger set to isolate African carriers
    07 april 2005 16:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) has won a major routes merger deal with Air France, a move likely to isolate major African carriers on the same routes, industry analysts said here Thursday. Full text...

  • French ministers to attend Africa franc zone meeting
    07 april 2005 15:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Two top French officials are expected to attend the bi-annual meeting of the Franc Zone Ministers of Finance that opened Thursday in Cotonou, Benin, an official said here. Full text...

  • Africa Online in merger deal with SITA
    07 april 2005 15:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Belgian-based aviation telecommunications services provider, SITA SC, the only global Communication Services Integrator committed to the travel and transportation industry (TTI), on Thursday announced a new partnership with the Africa Online, one of the most extensive information technology providers in Africa. Full text...

  • Obasanjo touts anti-graft battle's success to investors
    07 april 2005 14:48:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said his administration's fight against corruption and financial crimes have yielded positive results, with 500 perpetrators of the much-feared "419" financial scam already in police custody. Full text...

  • Sudanese sugar company registers peak production
    07 april 2005 12:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Sudan's Kenana Sugar Company recorded its highest production in the 2003-2004 season, posting 428,000 tonnes. Full text...

  • Uganda dairy farmers resist dollar lease to Thai firm
    07 april 2005 12:11:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Resistance from the opposition and dissenting members of parliament has paid off, with the government abandoning its plans to lease the Uganda Dairy Corporation to Malee Sampran, a Thailand company, for a paltry one US dollar. Full text...

  • France guarantees Africa's first Microfinance bond issue
    07 april 2005 11:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The French government, through its bilateral donor agency (AFD), on Thursday signed an unconditional letter of guarantee allowing Kenya's largest microfinance institution to raise funds from stock markets in Africa. Full text...

  • UNECA annual ministerial session set for Abuja
    07 april 2005 09:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will hold their annual conference in the Nigerian capital, Abuja on 14 and 15 May, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) announced Thursday. Full text...

  • UNECA annual ministerial session set for Abuja
    07 april 2005 09:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African finance, planning and economic development ministers will hold their annual conference in the Nigerian capital of Abuja from 14 to 15 May, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Franc zone Finance ministers meet in Cotonou
    07 april 2005 07:33:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Economy and Finance ministers from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and the Central African Economic and Monetary Union (CEMAC), both of which use the CFA franc, wind up their annual meeting here Thursday. Full text...

  • AFRAA warns African airlines to adopt electronic ticketing
    06 april 2005 23:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Association of African Airlines (AFRAA), Christian Folly-Kossy Wednesday emphasised the necessity for African airlines to adopt electronic ticketing as per IATA regulations. Full text...

  • Top SADC officials meet in Mauritius
    06 april 2005 20:23:00
    Port Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- About sixty senior officials of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have been discussing its mid-term report on the implementation of the trade protocol, and major obstacles hampering regional exchanges, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Accra bourse in slight recovery
    06 april 2005 19:01:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) made a slight recovery in quiet trading on Wednesday but failed to shake off the heavy bearish cloud that had hung over it since the beginning of the year. Full text...

  • Nigerian cabinet approves investment accords
    06 april 2005 18:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian cabinet Wednesday approved agreements on mutual promotion of investments between Nigeria and six other countries -- Sweden, Yugoslavia, Spain, Jamaica, Algeria and Uganda. Full text...

  • Nigeria shifts privatisation of state-run telecoms firm
    06 april 2005 17:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has shifted the privatisation of the state-run telecommunications company, NITEL, from June 2005 to the third quarter of the year, reports said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Despite positive growth Africa lags behind rest of world
    06 april 2005 14:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Sub-Saharan Africa grew by an estimated 3. Full text...

  • Draught aggravates inflation in Uganda
    06 april 2005 10:35:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Inflation in the country was 10. Full text...

  • WB notes rise in private capital flows to developing countries
    06 april 2005 10:02:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Global economic growth reached 3. Full text...

  • SA aviation authorities report surge in aeromedical services
    06 april 2005 10:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Demand for aeromedical services is on the increase in Southern Africa as the sector expands, pushing up the need for quality air ambulance service in the region, aviation sources affirmed here. Full text...

  • France to attend franc CFA zone meeting in Cotonou
    05 april 2005 21:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French Minister for Co-operation, Development and Francophonie, Xavier Darcos will represent France at the meeting of Finance Ministers of the Franc CFA zone scheduled 6-7 April in Cotonou, official sources disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Global Witness says Congolese copper leaks to China
    05 april 2005 20:36:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- China's annual imports of cobalt and copper refuse from the DR Congo accounts worth $10 million, according to a report issued Tuesday by Global Witness, an American NGO specialising in mineral resources and anti-graft activities. Full text...

  • 60 Tunisian firms at Tripoli fair
    05 april 2005 17:52:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The 34th edition of the Tripoli international fair has attracted more than 60 Tunisian enterprises in the textile, plastic, cattle, food and water industries, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

  • Kibaki urges firms to promote smaller enterprises
    05 april 2005 16:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has appealed to large companies to promote small and medium enterprises by sub-contracting and leasing some of their services to them. Full text...

  • Kenya upbeat ahead of donor-pledging parley
    05 april 2005 16:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan authorities on Tuesday expressed confidence ahead of next week's crucial consultative group (CG) meeting with its key bilateral and multilateral donor partners led by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Full text...

  • Canada committed to solving Africa's water crisis
    05 april 2005 15:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Canadian government said it was committed to pursuing all initiatives aimed at rapidly reversing the escalating urbanisation challenges and addressing the water scarcity facing major towns in Africa, including support for the Blair Africa Commission report. Full text...

  • Kenya cuts red tape to woo foreign investors
    05 april 2005 15:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- To encourage both local and foreign investors, the Kenyan government has cut bureaucracy and inefficiency that impeded the establishment of business in the country, President Mwai Kibaki said Tuesday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Islamic bank gives Malian textile firm 30bn CFA loan
    05 april 2005 13:37:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has given the Malian Textiles Development Company (CMDT) a 46 million euro loan (about 30 billion francs CFA) to fund fertiliser purchase credits for the 2005- 2006 season, the company revealed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Transit transport tops agenda of AU ministerial session
    05 april 2005 13:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African transport ministers meet here Wednesday under the auspices of the African Union to address the sector's role toward achieving the United Nations-set Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) amidst calls for improved transit transport cooperation. Full text...

  • Trading improves Tuesday at Nairobi Bourse
    05 april 2005 12:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Trading at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) picked up Tuesday, with some 1. Full text...

  • CEMAC economic environment favourable, apex bank says
    05 april 2005 11:41:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) has commended the conducive economic environment existing in the Central Africa zone at the just-ended ordinary board meeting held here, sources close to the bank have said. Full text...

  • Kenya earns $203m from AGOA exports
    05 april 2005 11:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's textile exports to US markets under the AGOA initiative has grown from 45 million US dollars in 2000 to 203 million dollars by 2004, Trade Minister Mukhisa Kituyi said Tuesday here. Full text...

  • Total gets oil search contract in Cameroon
    05 april 2005 11:21:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Total and the Cameroonian National Fuel Company (SNH) have signed an oil exploration and exploitation agreement at an offshore basin in the southeastern locality of Rio del Rey. Full text...

  • SONATRACH takes interest in Libyan oil
    05 april 2005 09:04:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian national fuel company (SONATRACH) has indicated interest in an international call to tender Libya plans to launch early next month for the exploration of 44 oil and gas blocks, according to SONATRACH CEO Mohamed Meziane disclosed. Full text...

  • French firm plans expanded investment in Mauritania
    04 april 2005 20:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French company 'Grands moulins de Mauritanie' announced here Monday it would take advantage of prevailing investment opportunities in Mauritania to invest an additional 10 million Euros in diverse sectors in the North African nation. Full text...

  • King Mohammed hails Morocco-Senegal shipping route
    04 april 2005 19:44:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco has said the opening of a shipping route between the kingdom and Senegal constitutes a model of integration that would augur well for the future prosperity of the two countries. Full text...

  • More Mozambican companies to use natural gas
    04 april 2005 19:38:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- After the MOZAL aluminium smelter, the pioneer in the use of natural gas in Mozambique, other industries in the southern city of Matola will shortly benefit from the gas, which is piped from fields in Inhambane province. Full text...

  • BAT loss drags Ghanaian bourse down again
    04 april 2005 17:09:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) was down again in trading on Monday following a 400-cedi loss by British American Tobacco (BAT), the only equity that moved. Full text...

  • Algerian minister stresses need to begin producing ICTs
    04 april 2005 14:47:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria must move to the stage of manufacturing information and communication technologies (ICT), the country's minister of posts, information and communication technologies, Amar Tou, said here Monday. Full text...

  • Gabon hosts international airport council meeting
    04 april 2005 14:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- About 50 delegates are attending the 32nd International Airports Council (IAC) meeting, which opened here Monday at the invitation of the Gabonese Capital Airport Company (ADL). Full text...

  • Fisheries ministers meet in Dakar
    04 april 2005 13:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A meeting of ministers from countries of the Sub-regional Fisheries Commission (CSRP) representing Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone opens here Tuesday, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Nairobi Bourse opens week sluggish
    04 april 2005 12:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Trading at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) was sluggish Monday, as the Bourse opened the week with a total of 1. Full text...

  • French minister leaves Tripoli after talks
    04 april 2005 11:06:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary to the Libyan general people's committee (Prime minister), Dr Choukri Ghanem, held talks on Sunday with French Trade Minister François Loos, to end his two-day visit to the country, official sources said Monday in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Algeria launches Thuraya satellite services
    04 april 2005 11:03:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Telecom outfit Thuraya officially launched its satellite telecommunication services here at the weekend at a function attended by Post, Information and Communication Technology minister Amar Tou. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt approves maintenance of petrochemical firm
    04 april 2005 10:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has approved the release of funds for the turn around maintenance of the Eleme Petrochemicals Company Ltd, a subsidiary of the state- run Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • 42 states, 3,000 firms at Tripoli fair
    04 april 2005 10:54:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's Secretary to the General People's Committee, Dr Choukri Ghanem, has opened the weeklong 34th edition of the Tripoli International Trade Fair in the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • Senegal, Malaysia to launch water taxi services
    04 april 2005 10:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal on Sunday said that his country would launch a water taxi service in conjunction with Malaysian partners to improve water urban transportation in the West African state. Full text...

  • African experts assess role of transport in MDGs
    04 april 2005 10:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Transport experts from all African Union (AU) member countries Monday began a two-day meeting here to explore how operation of the continent's transport infrastructure and services could be improved with a view to achieving the UN-set Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Full text...

  • Sierra Rutile re-launches mining operations
    04 april 2005 10:18:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- After staying closed for years, Sierra Rutile Mining Company has re-launched operations at its mines in the Sierra Leonean locality of Imperi, in Bonthe district. Full text...

  • Gabon reviews telephone numbering to 8 digits
    04 april 2005 09:48:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- In the first phase of reforms embarked upon by the Gabonese Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ARTEL), mobile telephone numbering went from 6 to eight digits in the country, effective 23 hours GMT last Saturday. Full text...

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


xhtml CSS