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  • 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...

  • US$48m payment to fake oil company, teachers' unrest dominate Ghanaian newspapers
    19 march 2011 08:04:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Reports that the state-owned refinery, Tema Oil refinery (TOR), paid a whopping US$48 million to a fake company that posed as supplier of a cargo of oil and teachers' unrest after their placement on a new salary structure dominated the newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian media busy as election fever catches on
    19 march 2011 08:03:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With a little over two weeks to the general elections, Nigerian media were this week awash with stories on developments in the political sector, including the presidential debate and the threats of violence at campaign rallies. Full text...

  • Mutharika's protection for police chief hogs Malawi media headlines
    12 march 2011 13:58:41
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - President Bingu wa Mutharika's reaction to the protracted university lecturers' stand off and persistent attacks from civil society leaders hogged newspaper headlines in the Malawi during the week. Full text...

  • Independence Day celebrations, Oil and Essien captured in Ghana media
    12 march 2011 08:22:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The celebration of Ghana's 54th Independence Day, which fell last Sunday, the emerging oil industry and growing gulf between Ghana's Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien, and his father over alleged lack of parental care were captured in the media this week. Full text...

  • Nigerian media report rare medical feat, Dangote's wealth, politics
    12 march 2011 08:07:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The successful separation of Siamese twins, the emergence of business mogul Aliko Dangote as the richest in Africa and political stories, especially pre-election violence, made front pages in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Government, activists clash in Malawi media
    05 march 2011 12:53:16
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Going by this week's Malawian newspaper headlines it is clear that there is no love lost between the government of President Bingu wa Mutharika and civil society leaders, including church leaders, rights activists and even creative artists. Full text...

  • Nigerian media report passage of anti-money laundering bill, labour's threat over minimum wage, politics
    05 march 2011 10:39:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Tuesday's passage of the anti-money laundering Bill by the Senate, labour's no-minimum-wage, no-election threat, fascinating political stories and the national outrage over the high-profile reception for "just-released from jail" Bode George captured front pages in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers reflect on faith matters, superstition
    05 march 2011 08:19:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – As the upheavals in Arab countries continued to make waves around the world, the Tanzanian newspapers this week reflected on the growing need for this East African nation to address matters of faith that have the potential of leading lead to conflict. Full text...

  • Dumping of toxic waste, evacuation of Ghanaians from Libya dominate the headlines
    05 march 2011 08:03:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The dumping of toxic waste in a community in western Ghana and commencement of the evacuation of thousands of Ghanaians from Libya dominated the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Mutharika-civil society stand off dominates Malawi media
    26 february 2011 12:48:23
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - A meeting called by President Bingu wa Mutharika to address concerns raised by leaders of Malawi's civil society, whose bid to hold peaceful demonstrations was thwarted by the police a fortnight ago dominated Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Historic meeting of Mills, Kufuor; CAF elections lead Ghana media
    26 february 2011 09:32:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The historic meeting between Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday and the election of the president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi onto the executive of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) were some of the stories were highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Libya, Freedom of Information Bill, new minimum wage reported in Nigeria
    26 february 2011 08:16:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's order that Nigerians in Libya be evacuated, the passage of the Freedom of Information and the new minimum wage bills were some of the stories reported in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • First Lady's 'strange' perks, street protests dominate Malawi media
    19 february 2011 10:32:50
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - A leaked contractual agreement with government for First Lady Callista Mutharika for her charitable chores as National Coordinator for Safe Motherhood ran vitriol in Malawian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Politics, new anti-terrorism law, Halliburton bribery scandal reported in Nigeria
    19 february 2011 08:42:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The emergence of 18 presidential and 345 governorship candidates for the April general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan's "Do not rig for me" order, the new anti-terrorism law, and Halliburton bribery scandal were the main stories in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Mills' state of the nation address highlighted in Ghana media
    19 february 2011 08:24:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – President John Evans Atta Mills’ third state of the nation address on Thursday in which he gave a clean bill of health to the country and the arrest of an arms syndicate were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Military base explosions dominate Tanzanian papers
    19 february 2011 08:21:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's media this week reflected a somber mood that gripped the nation following Wednesday's explosions at a military arsenal in Dar es Salaam that left scores of civilians dead and extensive destruction of property in their trail. Full text...

  • Papers ask Nigeria's chief justice to quit
    14 february 2011 09:28:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two Nigerian newspapers Monday asked the country's Chief Justice to quit immediately, following allegations that he tried to compromise justice in a governorship election petition case. Full text...

  • Corruption video, opposition leader’s war cry played up in Ghanaian media
    12 february 2011 13:05:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The fallout of a video recording of corrupt practices at the Tema harbour, some 25 kilometres east of Accra, and reactions to the war cry of the presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, were some stories that occupied the front pages of newspapers in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Fuel woes, angry donors dominate Malawi media
    12 february 2011 11:54:12
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi's persistent fuel shortage and donors disquiet over governance issues dominated the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Jonathan's electioneering campaign, Mubarak's departure reported in Nigeria
    12 february 2011 06:43:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering campaign and the departure Friday of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak were the major stories in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Terrorism, Ivorian crisis dominate Mauritania press
    06 february 2011 13:26:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The failed attack on Tuesday night near Nouakchott and the African Union's efforts to resolve the post-election political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire dominated Mauritanian press this past week. Full text...

  • Minister, ex-president fouled, Germany angered in Malawi media
    05 february 2011 13:21:49
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - It's not everyday that a public official publicly does a mea culpa but, according to the Weekend Nation, that's exactly what Justice Minister George Chaponda has done. Full text...

  • Voter registration, violence compete for front pages in Nigeria
    05 february 2011 10:54:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian media were busy all week with stories from the voter registration, ending Saturday after three weeks, and renewed violence in the northern part of the country. Full text...

  • Census figures, demonstration by commercial bike operators played up in Ghana's media
    05 february 2011 08:06:21
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The release of provisional figures of the 2010 National Population and Housing Census, demands by operators of motorbike taxis to legalise their trade and arrest of militants of Nigeria's troubled Niger Delta in the Western Region occupied the front pages of Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Estranged VP's 2014 dreams dominate Malawi headlines
    29 january 2011 12:17:46
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - President Bingu wa Mutharika and his estranged deputy, Joyce Banda, may not see eye to eye but at least they converge on newspaper headlines. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire, MPs salary occupy front pages of Ghanaian newspapers
    29 january 2011 10:53:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The raging Ivorian crisis, demands of MPs for salary hikes and the launch of a controversial housing project occupied the front pages of Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Troubled voter registration, upsurge in violence reported in Nigeria
    29 january 2011 09:04:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The voter registration exercise, dotted by technical problems and slow registration process and the renewed violence in the northern part of the country captured front pages in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspapers feast on latest Wikileaks' cable on Yar'Adua
    24 january 2011 09:12:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The revelation contained in the latest US diplomatic cables, released by the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, on the health of late Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, got a major play in local newspapers Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania media highlight social explosion in Maghreb
    22 january 2011 18:18:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Newspapers in Mauritania this week dwelt on the social explosion in North Africa, which reached its peak with the fall of the Tunisian President, Zine Abidine Ben Ali, after 23 years in office. Full text...

  • Opposition leader's future, ex-president's health dominate Malawi media
    22 january 2011 13:38:59
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The political future of veteran opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader John Tembo and the health problems of former president Bakili Muluzi dominated the headlines in the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis, Michelle Obama gift played up by Ghanaian media
    22 january 2011 08:03:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The increasingly volatile situation in Cote d'Ivoire continued to dominate the headlines in Ghana this week with the declaration of the African group at the United Nations (UN) cautioning against military intervention taking up a lot of space. Full text...

  • New voter registration dominates front pages in Nigeria
    22 january 2011 07:31:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Continuing their coverage of pre-election developments, Nigerian media this week focused attention on the new voter registration exercise which began on 15 January and had been "laced" with teething problems. Full text...

  • Minister, pop diva stoke hornets' nest in Malawi media
    15 january 2011 15:39:59
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Information Minister Symon Vuwa Kaunda and US pop diva Madonna stoked the proverbial hornets' nest this week that spurred a virulent media storm. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire, accidents, sports dominate Ghanaian media
    15 january 2011 08:28:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The defence of Ghana's position not to send troops to force out Ivorian incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, unveiling of new national football coach, the country's suspension from the International Olympic Committee and bloody January occupied top media position during the week. Full text...

  • Pre-election excitement captures front pages in Nigeria
    15 january 2011 07:00:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A rash of dramatic political developments, characterized by the emergence of party flag bearers at state and national levels, hit the front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Woes of vice-president, ex-president rule Malawi headlines
    08 january 2011 11:50:40
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The sacking of Vice-President Joyce Banda, as vice-president of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and the continued refusal by government to fund the medical trip to South Africa of former president, Bakili Muluzi, competed for space in the Malawi media this week. Full text...

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