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  • Doctors' strike still makes headlines in Tanzanian press
    04 february 2012 08:47:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – For the second week in succession, the strike by doctors working in public hospitals and manoeuvres by health authorities to avert a disastrous situation as the public became impatient with the stalemate between the two parties, made headlines in the Tanzanian dailies this week Full text...

  • Domestic issues dominate Nigerian media
    04 february 2012 08:40:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Domestic issues and violence, including the Boko Haram menace and the mass burial of its victims, dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Arrest of businessman over payment of huge judgement highlighted in Ghanaian media
    04 february 2012 08:11:42
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The arrest of a businessman who was paid a huge jugement debt, presentation of an interim report by the anti-graft institution on the matter, President John Evans Atta Mills’ rejection of legalisation of gay rights and the quarter-final berth of the Black Stars in the on-going African Cup of Nations were some of the major stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Nationwide medics’ strike dominates Tanzanian press
    28 january 2012 10:02:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The continuing strike by doctors in government-run hospitals dominated the media in Tanzania this week as health authorities made vain attempts at persuading the medics to go back to work. Full text...

  • Mills' meeting with Council of State, cabinet reshuffle highlighted by Ghanaian media
    28 january 2012 08:41:16
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – President John Evans Atta Mills’ meeting with the Council of State, resignation of Education Minister Betty Mould-Iddrisu, as the controversial payment of judgement debt to a businessman continues to claim more casualties, and a cabinet reshuffle were this week reported in the Ghanaian media. Full text...

  • Boko Haram menace, Jonathan's "olive branch" dominate front pages in Nigeria
    28 january 2012 08:00:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian media were awash with stories of the renewed bombing of targets by the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect in some parts of the country, a development that resulted in the dismissal of the man whose responsibility it is to maintain law and order -- Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hafiz Ringim. Full text...

  • Firing of AG, judgement debt, ‘Nana Konadu for president’ posters played up in Ghana media
    21 january 2012 08:02:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The dismissal of Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Martin Amidu, the never-ending crises of a huge judgement debt to a businessman and swapping of cocaine, and the sudden appearance of posters of former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, as a potential presidential candidate dominated the newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mills’ media encounter, cocaine swap, judgement debt, arms cache reported in Ghana
    14 january 2012 07:48:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A press conference by President John Evans Atta Mills to mark his third year in office, the ongoing blame game in the missing cocaine saga, continuing hullabaloo on huge judgement debt and seizure of a cache of arms, allegedly on its way to Nigeria, were some of the stories highlighted in the Ghana media this week. Full text...

  • Massive fuel strike reported in Nigeria
    14 january 2012 04:53:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The massive strike, called by two main workers' unions and their civil society counterparts, following government's new year "Greek gift" (the removal of subsidy on fuel), occupied all newspaper pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Fuel subsidy removal, Boko Haram's threats reported in Nigeria
    07 january 2012 08:06:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The fuel subsidy, removed on the 2012 New Year day, and the three-day ultimatum from the dreaded Boko Haram religious sect to southerners resident in the north to leave dominated front papers in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Arrests over cocaine disappearance, Chinese loan reported in Ghana
    07 january 2012 08:05:26
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A seeming breakthrough on how cocaine seized from a suspect turned into baking powder at an Accra Circuit court, brouhaha over a US$3 billion Chinese loan and unveiling of a new political party were some of the major stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Politics, bloody accident highlighted in Ghana media
    31 december 2011 08:43:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The resignation of a key member of the opposition Convention People’s Party (CPP), the celebration of the 30th anniversary of a coup staged by former President Jerry John Rawlings and a freak accident that claimed 27 lives were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Controversial judgement debt, cocaine committee featured in Ghanaian media
    24 december 2011 07:51:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A controversial judgement debt paid out to a Ghanaian businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the work of a committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate the swapping of a cocaine exhibit and government's rating of its performance were some of the stories featured in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on development challenges, rights issues
    17 december 2011 09:37:27
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - In the aftermath of long celebrations of Tanzania’s 50th independence anniversary, the country’s mainstream media this week partly focused on the future and international relations, with one daily stating that Tanzanians need no lecturers on what is best for them. Full text...

  • Disappearance of cocaine highlighted in Ghana media
    17 december 2011 08:19:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghanaian media this week feasted on the incredible story of cocaine that was tendered as evidence in court turning into sodium bicarbonate, causing a huge embarrassment to the government that has been at pains to check the drug menace. Full text...

  • Massacre of nomadic herdsmen, Mills-Ban meeting highlighted in Ghana media
    10 december 2011 08:13:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The massacre of more than a dozen Fulani herdsmen in northern Ghana, a meeting between President John Evans Atta Mills and UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in New York and the short-lived gold rush were some of the stories that were played up in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Security issues, oil subsidy, gay bill dominate front pages in Nigeria
    10 december 2011 07:08:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Wednesday's explosion in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna, which left seven people dead and many more badly injured, the continuing oil subsidy debate, the same-sex bill and the crippling strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Fuel subsidy, gay bill, demand for Obasanjo's trial reported in Nigeria
    03 december 2011 10:59:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian newspapers were this week filled with stories from the continuing debate on oil subsidy removal, the "death" of the same-sex (gay) bill and demand for Obasanjo's trial by some parliamentarians. Full text...

  • Debate on budget, assurance of prudent spending highlighted in Ghana media
    26 november 2011 08:22:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The commencement of debate on the government’s 2012 budget presented to Parliament last week, the assurance by the government that it would not overspend next year, which is an election year, and work on a gas plant to boost electricity generation were some of the stories featured in the Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian media report justice for comedian, rumble at anti-graft agency, Boko Haram
    26 november 2011 08:06:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian media were this week filled with stories of the popular comedian who deservedly got justice from the courts, continuing mayhem in Barkin-Ladi, the dismissal of the chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs Farida Waziri, and the unveiling of sponsors of the Boko Haram sect. Full text...

  • 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...

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