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  • 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...

  • Fuel subsidy removal, ex-governors' arrest, rare medical feat reported in Nigeria
    08 october 2011 08:45:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Government's resolve to remove subsidy on fuel, arrest of former governors over corruption allegations, the warning strike by non-academic staff union of universities (NASU) and a rare medical feat overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana media highlight Ouattara visit, teachers’ day, biometric voters' register
    08 october 2011 06:13:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A one-day visit to Ghana by Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara, the 17th National Best Teacher Award and continuing arguments over a biometric voters’ register were some of the major news developments highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • International politics dominates Malawi media
    01 october 2011 10:45:53
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) -The election of Zambian veteran opposition leader Michael Sata and Malawi's attempts to win back Western donors dominated the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • ‘Concerns’ about Ghana’s 2012 elections, Chinese loan highlighted by the media
    01 october 2011 08:59:51
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  • Boko Haram, MEND bombing threats, ASUU strike get big play in Nigeria
    01 october 2011 08:12:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The twin threats by the dreaded Boko Haram religious sect and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to attack celebrations marking the 51st independence anniversary and the one-week warning strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continued the cycle of violence in Nigeria as reported in the media this week. Full text...

  • Nkrumah’s birthday, confrontation of Mrs. Rawlings highlighted in Ghanaian media
    24 september 2011 09:22:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The 102nd birthday of Ghana’s first president and pan-Africanist, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and the continuing confrontation of former powerful First Lady Nana Konadu Agyema Rawlings were some of the stories played up in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Looming nationwide strike, continuing circle of violence reported in Nigeria
    24 september 2011 09:16:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A nationwide shutdown, planned by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in collaboration with pro-democracy groups over a number of issues, including the planned removal of oil subsidy by the Federal Government, privatization and the rising cost of living, as well as Boko Haram and the attendant violence, overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • OBJ's peace meeting with Boko Haram, unabating violence reported in Nigeria
    17 september 2011 15:47:36
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  • Threats to Malawi democracy dominate Malawi media headlines
    17 september 2011 13:49:59
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The continued stand-off between the Malawi Government and civil society organisations, which came to a head on 20 July with massive nationwide anti-government demonstrations that left at least 20 people dead, once again dominated the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Victory of Nkrumah's daughter, journalists' big day highlighted in Ghanaian media
    17 september 2011 08:32:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The victory of Samia Yaba Nkrumah, the daughter of Dr Kwame Nrumah, the celebrated pan-Africanist who led Ghana to independence in 1957, as chairman of her father’s party and the 16th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards night captured the headlines of newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Paul Kagame’s official visit to France dominates French media
    12 september 2011 13:16:38
    Paris, France (PANA) – Sunday’s arrival in France of Rwandan President Paul Kagame for a three-day official visit dominated the French press this week. Full text...

  • Wikileaks turmoil, boat disaster hit front pages in Ghana
    10 september 2011 10:07:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The publication of leaked US diplomatic cables by whistle blowing site Wikileaks, with damning comments of various politicians, and a tragedy on the Volta Lake occupied the attention of the Ghana media this week. Full text...

  • Plan to build coal-powered stations, violence reported in Nigeria
    10 september 2011 09:09:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Government's plan to build three coal-powered stations, capable of generating 3,000 megawatts of electricity, and the discovery of a bomb-making factory highlighted newspaper reports in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Jonathan's resolve to end cycle of violence reported in Nigeria
    03 september 2011 11:20:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian media were this week awash with reports of moves by the Federal government to end the cycle of violence in the country, especially after the suicide bombing of the United Nations House in Abuja, the second of such devastating attacks inside the federal capital territory, the seat of power, Full text...

  • Strike by heart surgeons, health of economy played up in Ghanaian media
    03 september 2011 08:53:53
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A strike by heart surgeons and staff of the National Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra and a major policy statement of the presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, were some of the stories that dominated the headlines in Ghana’s media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies highlight issues in parliament, Libya
    27 august 2011 11:26:10
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania’s dailies this week focused on the Parliament as it wound up debate on the government budget for 2011/12 fiscal year, in addition to developments in far-off Libya where the National Transitional Council forces were fighting to take over Tripoli, the capital. Full text...

  • Dying housing project, see-saw of huge Chinese loan highlighted by Ghana media
    27 august 2011 11:11:07
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Signs of the last kicks of a dying flagship housing project that had been heavily criticised by the opposition, the see-saw in Parliament of a huge Chinese loan to fund key infrastructural projects and the arrest of 15 officers of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) were some of the stories that made the headlines in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Bombing of UN building, battle for Tripoli dominate front pages in Nigeria
    27 august 2011 04:21:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Friday's bombing of the imposing United Nations (UN) building in Abuja and the battle of Tripoli overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Aborted 17 August demos dominate Malawi headlines
    20 august 2011 11:09:18
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The aborted 17 August vigil that was being organised by civil society to force President Bingu wa Mutharika to respond to demands of their 20 July demonstrations dominated the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on land acquisition, wildlife exports
    20 august 2011 10:21:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Rising competition for land resources and the way land has been either acquired or allocated to some big guns in recent years attracted the attention of newspapers in Tanzania this week, with the state-owned Daily News, calling for revision of the country’s land policies. Full text...

  • Obasanjo versus Babangida, judiciary, satellite launch reported in Nigeria
    20 august 2011 07:28:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The war of words between former leaders Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida (IBB), the battle between the two top judicial officers in the country and the successful launch of two satellites were the top stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Big goof about Mills’ 'mansion', controversial report dominate Ghana's media
    20 august 2011 06:53:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A big goof by one of the most bitter critics of President John Evans Atta Mills and his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a controversial report by a reputable governance think-tank dominated the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Media comes under microscope in Ghana
    13 august 2011 14:15:35
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The media this week put itself under the microscope as Ghana commemorated the 10th anniversary of the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law. Full text...

  • Planned demonstrations dominate Malawi media
    13 august 2011 12:14:20
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawians' determination to head back to the streets Wednesday, Full text...

  • Nationwide oil shortage top issue in Tanzanian papers this week
    13 august 2011 08:57:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Oil shortage was the main issue in Tanzanian newspapers this week, as the government and the frustrated public tussled with oil marketing companies to resume their supplies across the country. Full text...

  • Domestic issues dominate headlines in Nigeria
    13 august 2011 08:03:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Domestic issues, including the return of World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Finance Minister, dramatic changes in the banking industry and crime busting by the anti-graft EFCC dominated newspaper headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Government phobia over repeat of 20 July demos dominates Malawi headlines
    06 august 2011 10:40:21
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The Malawi Government's unease over civil society's warning that it would mobilise people to go on the streets again on 17 August if President Bingu wa Mutharika does not satisfactorily address its 20-point complaints after the 20 July nationwide demonstrations dominated the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers decry artificial fuel shortage by dealers
    06 august 2011 09:00:30
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – It has been a notable week in relation to the deepening energy crisis in Tanzania, which several dailies described as a test for the East African nation. Full text...

  • Controversial tape, Mills' renomination of Mahama as running mate highlighted in Ghana
    06 august 2011 08:30:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A mysterious tape that the Ghana's opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) says has caught a deputy minister of Information soliciting help from journalists to slant stories in favour of the government in return for favours was one of the major stories highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

  • Niger Delta pollution, bank nationalization, privatization reported in Nigeria
    06 august 2011 08:22:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The damning UN report on pollution in Ogoniland, nationalisation of three banks and President Goodluck Jonathan's "thumbs down" for government privatisation programme got big media play in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Fall-out from July 20 events still dominates Malawi media
    31 july 2011 08:37:23
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Repercussions from the July 20 mass demonstrations continued to dominate the Malawi media a week after Malawians' unprecedented show of growing disaffection with the government of President Bingu wa Mutharika. Full text...

  • Fall-out from 20 July events still dominates Malawi media
    30 july 2011 16:42:32
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Repercussions of the 20 July mass demonstrations continued to dominate the Malawi media a week after Malawians' unprecedented show of growing disaffection with the government of President Bingu wa Mutharika. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on fish imported from Japan, furor in Parliament
    30 july 2011 10:09:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Fears about radiation-contaminated fish imported from Japan and squabbles in the National Assembly after some parliamentarians charged the House procedures were being openly violated were leading issues in the Tanzanian media this week. Full text...

  • Concerns about insults of political opponents, floods lead Ghanaian media
    30 july 2011 08:33:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Concerns about insults of political opponents in Ghana and President John Evans Atta Mills' tour of flood-hit areas in the Eastern and Volta Regions dominated the media this week. Full text...

  • Minimum wage, Jonathan's single-term proposal dominate Nigerian Media
    30 july 2011 08:16:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The minimum wage palava and knocks for President Goodluck Jonathan's single-term proposal for the president and state governors dominated newspaper pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers highlight parliament's rejection of Energy ministry’s budget
    23 july 2011 09:40:23
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Parliament’s rejection of budget estimates for the Energy and Minerals ministry in fiscal 2011/2012, amid charges that the ministry’s permanent secretary had attempted to bribe some members of the House to ease approval, overshadowed events reported in the Tanzanian newspapers this week. Full text...

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