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  • Renewed bomb attacks, 2 new satellites, hiked electricity tariff reported in Nigeria
    25 june 2011 08:01:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Renewed bomb attacks, believed to have been carried out by members of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram, two new satellites to be launched in July, and a hike in electricity tariff were the main stories in Nigeria during the week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers dwell on domestic issues
    18 june 2011 08:09:05
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s media kicked off their coverage this week highlighting US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s three-day official visit to the East African country before reverting their attention to matters relating to usual public concerns. Full text...

  • Embarrassing chieftaincy "coup", fire disasters played up by Ghanaian media
    18 june 2011 07:59:14
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A five-year-old chieftaincy dispute in Accra exploded into an embarrassing "coup" this week when two more claimants to the stool emerged, giving the ethnic group of the Ghanaian capital, called the people of the Ga state, three rival chiefs. Full text...

  • Abuja bomb explosion dominates Nigeria media
    18 june 2011 07:50:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Thursday's fatal bombing of the Police headquarters in Abuja, the Nigerian Federal capital city, MKO Abiola and June 12 as well as Nwankwo Kanu's farewell match in Lagos got big newspaper play in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Deepening power struggle in Ghana's ruling party, gay issues dominate media
    11 june 2011 07:38:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The deepening power struggle in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), which its leaders fear could end up in the birth of a breakaway party by former president Jerry John Rawlings, gay issues and birth of quintuplets dominated the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Budget dominates Tanzanian newspapers
    11 june 2011 07:01:31
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Government budget announcement rarely tastes sweet, but it always makes headlines in Tanzanian newspapers as it once again did this week. Full text...

  • Obama-Jonathan summit, ex-Speaker's incarceration reported in Nigeria
    11 june 2011 05:29:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The meeting between Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Barack Obama, the corruption case against the immediate past Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, as well as the retirement of soccer star Kanu Nwankwo made headline news in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Controversial budget, VP's woes clash In Malawi media
    05 june 2011 08:20:31
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The much-anticipated 'zero-deficit' budget, necessitated by Malawi's worsening relations with Western donor countries and agencies over deterioration of human rights and good governance, and the continued woes of beleaguered Vice-President Joyce Banda dominated the headlines in the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Gay concerns, bloody accident played up by Ghanaian media
    04 june 2011 09:04:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The openness of gays, their indecent activities and health risks to the society occupied the front pages of Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Jonathan's inauguration dominates Nigeria media
    04 june 2011 08:00:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Dr. Goodluck Jonathan's inauguration as Nigeria's President for the next four years, his invitation to opposition parties to partake in his new administration and the Super Eagles' swift demolition of renowned Argentine national football team dominated the media this week. Full text...

  • Strained UK-Malawi relations dominate Malawi media
    28 may 2011 17:41:22
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The diplomatic spat between Malawi and its former colonial masters, Great Britain, sparked by Malawi's unprecedented move to expel High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet over a leaked scathing diplomatic cable to his bosses in London, continued to dominate the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Ghanaian media play up Cote d'Ivoire, corruption in the judiciary
    28 may 2011 08:14:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The role of Ghana's president John Evans Atta Mills in the investiture of Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara and corruption in the judiciary occupied the front pages in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on mixture of issues
    28 may 2011 08:03:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – This week saw a mixture of issues covered by the Tanzanian press including Africa Day, efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the country’s relations with India and the battle to replace former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Full text...

  • Jonathan's inauguration Sunday dominates Nigeria media
    28 may 2011 07:58:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As expected, the inauguration on Sunday of President Goodluck Jonathan for a four-year term in office filled newspaper pages in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Ivorian press devote headlines to inauguration of President Ouattara
    21 may 2011 16:53:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian newspapers this Saturday devoted their headlines to the inauguration of president Alassane Ouattara, Saturday in Yamoussoukro, the political capital of the country. Full text...

  • Tragedy, donor squeeze dominate Malawi media
    21 may 2011 12:42:21
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - The collapse of a building housing a popular Blantyre eatery and the Malawi government's continued diplomatic spat with the United Kingdom following the expulsion of British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, dominated the headlines in the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Kerosene scarcity, politics, violence, sports dominate Nigerian media
    21 may 2011 09:33:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The current kerosene scarcity, political stories, including the forum for newly-elected and re-elected State governors, probing the post-election violence and the pending Super Eagles' international engagements early June dominated front pages in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Ghanaian media cover variety of subjects
    21 may 2011 08:10:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian newspapers this week covered a variety of subjects, ranging from politics through the economy to social issues. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers highlight divergent issues
    21 may 2011 07:41:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s leading dailies this week highlighted differing issues of concern to the nation and the African continent, ranging from donor aid dependency and poverty eradication to biotechnology and athletic championships of the East and Central African nations. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers dwell on domestic, regional issues
    14 may 2011 10:17:26
    Tanzanian papers dwell on domestic, regional issues) Full text...

  • Politics, crime continue to dominate Ghanaian newspapers
    14 may 2011 07:49:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The potentially damaging power struggle within Ghana’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), which is pitting President John Evans Atta Mills against former President Jerry John Rawlings, provided material for the newspapers this week as they explored various angles to the intriguing development. Full text...

  • Politics, moves to check money laundering dominate Nigerian media
    14 may 2011 07:48:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Developments from the April general elections, moves to check money laundering, the rising external reserves and the desire for a single West African Stock Exchange dominated the Nigerian media this past week. Full text...

  • Kenyan newspapers offer rare glimpse into judges' conduct
    07 may 2011 11:08:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The dramatic capture and killing of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden and a weeklong fuel shortage hit news headlines this week, threatening to overshadow the precedence-setting interviews for the chief justice. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on Bin Laden’s death, press freedom
    07 may 2011 10:58:58
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Media freedom and Osama bin Laden’s death were the spotlight of the Tanzanian media this week, though some tabloids expressed disbelief the founder of Al-Qaeda has been killed. Full text...

  • Ghana media feast on deep rift in ruling party
    07 may 2011 09:23:42
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghanaian media this week had a big meal - the deep rift in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), which came to a head when the two protagonists – President John Evans Atta Mills and former First Lady – threw their hats into the ring to fight for party’s ticket for the 2012 election. Full text...

  • Osama bin Laden, politics dominate Nigerian media
    07 may 2011 06:42:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The death of the world's most-wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden relegated all other stories, including politics, to the background in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Bin Laden's death is top news in Nigeria
    03 may 2011 07:57:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - News about the recently-concluded general elections in Nigeria, which has dominated the front pages of local newspapers for some time, Tuesday gave way to the report of the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by US special forces. Full text...

  • Tanzanian media highlight bonds between Mainland and Zanzibar
    30 april 2011 08:11:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – As Tanzanians this week celebrated the 47th anniversary of the momentous union between the Mainland (formerly Tanganyika) and the offshore Zanzibar Islands, the local media highlighted social and economic factors that have bound the two countries for so many years. Full text...

  • Tragedies, crime, politics dominate Ghana newspaper headlines
    30 april 2011 08:10:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A series of tragedies, heinous crimes and political manoeuvres dominated Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Politics dominates Nigeria media
    30 april 2011 06:30:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The last of the three-phase general elections, held 26 and 28 April, dominated newspaper headlines in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian media focus on piracy off Somali coastline, soaring fuel prices
    23 april 2011 10:57:15
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The spate of piracy off the Somali coastline and the soaring fuel prices at home captured front pages of most Tanzanian newspapers this past week. Full text...

  • Tragic incidents, politics feature in Ghana media
    23 april 2011 07:39:53
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week featured a number of tragic incidents that drew the sympathy of the population. Full text...

  • Presidential, gubernatorial polls dominate Nigeria media
    23 april 2011 07:29:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The presidential election, held 16 April and won by incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan, and the upcoming governorship polls, scheduled for 26 April, dominated Nigerian newspaper headlines all through the past week. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe licences more private newspapers
    16 april 2011 13:50:47
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A government media regulatory agency in Zimbabwe said Saturday it had licenced six more new media organisations to publish newspapers and magazines. Full text...

  • Lecturers stand-off continue to dominate Malawi Media
    16 april 2011 13:03:21
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The on-going stand-off between University of Malawi lecturers and Inspector General of Police Peter Mukhito continue to dominate the headlines in the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Ex-First Lady's presidential ambition, Gbagbo's “capture”highlighted by Ghana media
    16 april 2011 08:50:16
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings' decision to vie against President John Evans Atta Mills for the presidential ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and last Monday's “capture” of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo from his bunker dominated the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Benin media highlight Laurent Gbagbo's arrest
    12 april 2011 13:34:43
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin newspapers Tuesday highlighted the arrest on Monday of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo by forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the President recognized by the International community. Full text...

  • Rwandan genocide, 17 years after, highlighted on Monday's front pages
    11 april 2011 15:59:02
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan newspapers on Monday gave wide coverage to the 17th commemoration of the genocide of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994. Full text...

  • Local, international disquiet with govt. dominates Malawi media
    09 april 2011 11:07:13
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi press this week reported the general disquiet over State policies which are spreading by the day both within and outside the country. Full text...

  • Aftershocks of acquittal of alleged murderers of prominent chief dominate Ghana media
    09 april 2011 06:52:27
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – More than one week after the High Court in Accra, the Ghana capital, freed 15 suspects for their alleged roles in the murder of a prominent chief in Ghana, the media this week continued to highlight several reactions that have greeted the verdict. Full text...

  • Rescheduled National Assembly polls dominate front pages in Nigeria
    09 april 2011 06:37:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following last Saturday's postponement of elections to the Senate and the Federal House of Representatives by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), stories surrounding the polls, now rescheduled for 9 April, 2011, dominated newspaper pages in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Zim paper sharply criticises Zuma
    04 april 2011 07:53:05
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A government-owned newspaper in Zimbabwe has uncharacteristically harshly criticised South African President Jacob Zuma, accusing him of mishandling his mediation role in the country and pandering to the whims of the West seeking regime change in the southern African nation. Full text...

  • University chaos dominates Malawi media
    02 april 2011 13:09:14
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The stand-off between Inspector General of Police Peter Mukhito and University of Malawi lecturers resulting into chaos on two main campuses of the university dominated the Malawi media in the past week. Full text...

  • Judgement in high profile murder case, football dominate Ghana's media
    02 april 2011 08:05:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Riots in the Northern Region capital of Tamale Full text...

  • April 2011 elections dominate front pages in Nigeria
    02 april 2011 06:43:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 2, 9 and 16 April general elections in Nigeria, beginning Saturday with the National Assembly polls, dominated media coverage this past week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian faith healer hits headlines in Kenya
    26 march 2011 19:26:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The story of Tanzania’s faith healer, Ambilikile Mwasapile, reputed for his healer drug concoction, hit the headlines this week and drew the anger of medical authorities here, which warned against dependence on faith healers. Full text...

  • University stand-off continues to dominate Malawi media
    26 march 2011 15:33:59
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The current stand-off between University of Malawi lecturers and the Inspector General of Police Peter Mukhito, entering its sixth week next week, continued to hog the headlines in this past week. Full text...

  • Ghana media highlight dangers of sachet water, reopening of corruption case
    26 march 2011 07:29:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaians woke up to a disturbing revelation on World Water Day - the popular sachet water, which has become a thriving industry across the country, is danger to the health. Full text...

  • Pre-election violence, "troubled" presidential debate, gas revolution reported in Nigeria
    26 march 2011 07:22:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The current waves of pre-election violence, the "troubled" presidential debate, Jonathan's gas revolution and the threat by labour to disrupt April's polls captured newspaper front pages in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • University skirmishes dominate Malawi media
    19 march 2011 12:55:13
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The ongoing stand-off between university lecturers and authorities over Inspector General of Police Peter Mukhito's summoning of a political science lecturer at Chancellor College, the main constituent college of the University of Malawi, continued to hog the headlines this week. Full text...

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