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  • Bloody Thursday dominates Ivorian press
    17 december 2010 13:12:37
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian press Friday commented on the bloody clashes which erupted on Thursday in Abidjan between supporters of Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo, the two claimants to the Ivorian presidency. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers reflect on post-independence era
    11 december 2010 08:07:57
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's 49th independence anniversary was the focus of all the media in the country this week with several of them suggesting that today's leadership need to urgently examine and rectify what has retarded development and kept the nation trudging on a rough and bumpy road. Full text...

  • Ivorian election dispute, bribery case against US VP reported in Nigeria
    11 december 2010 08:05:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Tuesday's decision of leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) not to recognize Laurent Gbagbo as the Ivorian President and the court case against former US Vice President Dick Cheney over the Halliburton bribery scandal made newspaper headlines in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis, football blues highlighted by Ghanaian media
    11 december 2010 08:03:14
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The post-election crisis in Cote d'Ivoire and a looming collision between the Ghana government and world football governing body, FIFA, dominated the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis makes headlines in Congo
    09 december 2010 14:04:10
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese newspapers are awash with reports on the Ivorian crisis this week, following the refusal of outgoing President, Laurent Gbagbo to accept the results of the presidential run-off of 28 Nov., which declares opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara as winner. Full text...

  • Ivorian political crisis: Nigerian papers awash with ECOWAS decision
    08 december 2010 19:55:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Tuesday's decision of the Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) leaders not to recognize Laurent Gbagbo as the Ivorian President and the suspension slammed on the former French colony dominated the pages of major Nigerian newspapers Wednesday. Full text...

  • Rwandan press condemns Ivorian political crisis
    08 december 2010 18:18:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan newspapers on Wednesday blasted Ivorian politicians, saying outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo was about to plunge his country into bloodbath. Full text...

  • Libyan paper says Ivorian crisis plunged Africa back to square one
    08 december 2010 18:03:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan paper "Al-Jamahiriya", has deplored the current political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, saying that the post-election conflict has plunged Africa back to square one (instability, coups and the lack of development). Full text...

  • Malawi press warns against replicating Kenya, Zimbabwe scenarios in Cote d'Ivoire
    08 december 2010 14:25:36
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The press in Malawi has urged Africa to ''move swiftly'' to avoid a replica of Kenya and Zimbabwe, where violence following incumbents' refusal to concede defeat forced the cobbling together of shaky Governments of National Unity (GNUs). Full text...

  • Little attention paid to Ivorian crisis in Zim press
    08 december 2010 13:07:53
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The Zimbabwean press, pre-occupied with possible elections in the country in the first half of next year, is paying little attention to the crisis in Cote d' Ivoire, sparked by a disputed poll in which the two contenders are claiming victory. Full text...

  • Abuja, Teheran face-off over imported weapons, reported in Nigeria
    13 november 2010 09:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Developments on the 13 containers of weapons imported recently into Nigeria, labour's three-day warning strike, which lasted just one day, captured front pages in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Ghana media highlight controversy over Abedi Pele's CAF job nomination
    13 november 2010 08:30:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A huge controversy generated by the government's decision to present Abedi Pele, Ghana's football legend, as the country's candidate for a Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee position was one of t he stories highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers urge tough action on fake goods in EAC bloc
    13 november 2010 08:15:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- As campaign posters disappeared from the roadsi des and the general election flurry almost came to an end with the swearing in o f members of the the new parliament, the Tanzanian media this week went about the i r business as usual. Full text...

  • Bishops' letter, Mutharika's dream waterway capture headlines in Malawi
    06 november 2010 13:07:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The frank attack on the excesses of power of the admin istration of President Bingu wa Mutharika by nine Catholic bishops and the contr o versial waterway to the high seas that has strained relations between Malawi an d Mozambique dominated the headlines this past week. Full text...

  • Allowances for ex-leaders, strike, new Super Eagles coach reported in Nigeria
    06 november 2010 08:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The passage by the National Assembly of a bill seeking to provide remuneration for former leaders, the looming strike by labour and Samson Siasia's appointment as the new coach of the Super Eagles dominated headlines in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Floods, alleged mass rape capture front pages in Ghana
    06 november 2010 08:38:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The havoc caused by torrential rains and the hullabaloo fo llowing an alleged forced mass rape by passengers after an armed robbery inciden t were some of the stories that captured the front pages in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Mauritanian press highlights national dialogue on terrorism
    30 october 2010 13:13:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania newspapers this week devoted a large part of their analysis and comments to the forum on terrorism and extremism held in Nouakchott by the ministry of National Defence. Full text...

  • Mutharika's dream port dominates Malawi media
    30 october 2010 10:53:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika's â?colour dreamâ ? to end Malawi's â?landlockednessâ? dominated the media this week. Full text...

  • Seizure of weapons, labour's "war" with govt dominate headlines in Nigeria
    30 october 2010 08:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Seizure of 13 containers laden with weapons of war and l abour's ultimatum to government over minimum wage capped a week of reports of vi o lence in Nigerian media. Full text...

  • Ghana media highlight threats to dam by floods, end of university teachers' strike
    23 october 2010 09:27:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A threat posed to Ghana's main hydroelectric dam at Akosombo, about an hour's drive from Accra and the end of a crippling strike by teachers in public universities were played up in the country's media this week. Full text...

  • Malian press hail Guinea's newly appointed electoral boss
    23 october 2010 09:01:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The appointment of General Toumany Siaka Sangare of Mali a t the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Guinea (CENI) was roundly welcome by the Malian press this week. Full text...

  • Trial of alleged 1 Oct bombers, Adamu's bribery scandal reported in Nigeria
    23 october 2010 08:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In a very busy week of mixed grill of stories, the trial of the independence-day bombers and Amos Adamu's bribery scandal which resulted in his suspension by the World Football governing body, FIFA, easily overshadowe d every other story. Full text...

  • Afro-Arab summit highlighted by Mauritanian media
    16 october 2010 18:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian media this week highlighted the Second Afro-Arab summit which was held last weekend in the central Libyan city o f Sirte. Full text...

  • Fuel woes...hopes, ruling party electoral triumph played up in Malawi media
    16 october 2010 13:41:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- President Bingu wa Mutharika's ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) electoral “white wash” of the opposition and fuel woes. Full text...

  • Rescued Chile miners, Halliburton bribe scandal reported in Nigeria
    16 october 2010 08:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The rescue of 33 Chilean miners, trapped underground, the trial of former president Olusegun Obasanjo's aide in the Halliburton bribery scandal, the death of foremost Nigerian educationist, Professor Aliu Babatunde Fafunwa, and the sack of the ruling party's governor in South West Ekiti State captured front pages in Nigeria during the past week. Full text...

  • Ghana's media highlight freeze on ministers' travels, strikes, Chile miracle
    16 october 2010 08:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – A directive by President Joh-n Evans Atta Mills to all ministers and their deputies not to travel until the national budget has been read, debated and passed and strikes by teachers in the universities and polytechnics for higher pay occupied the front pages of the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Leadership woes, fuel drought make Malawi headlines
    09 october 2010 09:35:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A randy man, who married and divorced eleven women and sired 15 children, managed to cause some sensation but it was opposition leadership woes and fuel crisis that dominated m ost of Malawian newspaper headlines this week. Full text...

  • Bomb blast reactions, FIFA ban dominate Nigerian press
    09 october 2010 09:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers this week were awash with reports on the aftermath of the 1 October bombing in the capital city of Abuja, which left 10 dead and 36 injured, as politicians kept pointing accusing fingers at one another, in their reactions to the unfortunate incident. Full text...

  • Honour for teachers played up in Ghana's media
    09 october 2010 09:30:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian media during the week highlighted the celebration of World Teachers' Day and the arrival of the controversial presidential jet that was ordered by the previous government, under a hail of cr iticism by the current government and the public. Full text...

  • Fight against terrorism makes headlines in Mauritanian press this week
    03 october 2010 16:41:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian press this week played up the fight against terrorism in the Sahel Saharan sub-region. Full text...

  • Nigeria media filled with stories on security breaches at Nigeria@50
    02 october 2010 08:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two bomb blasts, one of them planted in a car, near the Eagles Square, Abuja, venue of Nigeria's 50th independence anniversary celebrati o ns, overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this past week. Full text...

  • Census, Nigeria's bloody birthday highlighted by Ghanaian media
    02 october 2010 08:29:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) â" The Ghanaian media this wee-k highlighted the country's p opulation and housing census which began on Sunday night and explosions that kil l ed at least eight people during Nigeria's Golden Jubilee celebration in the capi t al, Abuja, on Friday. Full text...

  • Army, Islamic group clash lead newspapers in Mauritania
    26 september 2010 19:36:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian newspapers reported extensively on t he offensive of the national army against suspected members of Al Qaeda in the I s lamic Maghreb (AQIM) in northern Mali, which lead to contradictory death tolls. Full text...

  • Fuel woes, gruesome murder highlighted in Malawi media
    25 september 2010 09:58:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The gruesome murder of a 25-year-old Zimbabwean accoun tancy student and fuel woes dominated the headlines in the Malawi media this wee k . Full text...

  • Mills' China visit, Nkrumah's 101st birthday highlighted by Ghana media
    25 september 2010 08:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A five-day visit to China by Ghana's president, John Evans Atta Mills, during which he clinched several deals in loans from Beijing, the C h ina Eximbank and private investors, estimated at US$ 30 billion, and the celebra t ion of the 101st birthday of Dr. Full text...

  • Nigeria media highlight Army shake up, shifted 2011 elections
    25 september 2010 08:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In a week full of political, economic and social activit ies, the media in Nigeria highlighted the shake up in army and the shift in the 2 011 elections from January to April, among other issues. Full text...

  • Libyan media highlight 79th anniversary of the hanging of Libya's Martyr
    19 september 2010 19:20:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan newspapers this week highlighted celebrations mar king the 79th anniversary of the hanging of Omar Mokhtar, popularly called "the D ean of the martyrs", and the 34th session of the Board of Governors of Arab Cent r al Banks and Monetary Institutions. Full text...

  • Presidential pardon to Islamists dominates front pages in Mauritania
    19 september 2010 13:21:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's pardon grant ed to 35 Islamists and 166 non-political prisoners in accordance with Article 37 of the constitution, dominated from pages in Mauritania this past week. Full text...

  • Ex-President's public, private woes dominate Malawi media
    18 september 2010 10:55:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The week just ending evidently belonged to one Bakili Muluzi, if newspaper headlines are to be believed, as it began and ended with th e former Malawi president's public and private woes dominating the news. Full text...

  • Nigerian media highlight declarations for presidential race
    18 september 2010 08:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Stories on the declaration of intent to run for the Nigerian presidency by political big wigs of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including President Goodluck Jonathan and former military President Ibrahim Babangida, filled newspaper pages during the past week. Full text...

  • Pledge for free media, developments in oil sector highlighted by newspapers
    18 september 2010 08:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A pledge by Ghana's President John Evans Atta Mills for a free media and developments towards the commercial production of oil in the last quarter of this year once again dominated the newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Former ruling party woes, money matters rock Malawi media
    11 september 2010 11:59:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Leadership problems in the former ruling United Democr atic Front (UDF) and money matters fought for headlines in the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Nguema visit, creation of 10,000 jobs highlighted by Ghana media
    11 september 2010 11:55:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian media this week highlighted the four-day visi t of Equatorial Guinea president Teodoro Nguema Mbasogo, which ended on Friday, and government's creation of 10,000 new jobs. Full text...

  • Military/security chiefs sack, election timetable hit Nigerian papers
    11 september 2010 11:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The sudden sack of the leadership of the military and se curity services by President Goodluck Jonathan, the release of the timetable for the 2011 general elections by the Independent Natio nal Electoral Commission (INEC) and the celebration of Eid-El-Fitr highlighted n e wspaper reports in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Togolese media highlight complaints against private newspapers
    04 september 2010 13:06:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese newspapers this week devoted a large part of their publications to the numerous complaints lodged against privately-owned newspapers, including five by president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé. Full text...

  • Nigeria media report fuel subsidy removal, bid for power generation
    04 september 2010 10:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The announcement by the Minister of Finance, Olusegun Ag anga, that government's fuel subsidy on petroleum and the bid for consultancy on power privatisation by six companies dominated front pages in Nigeria this past w eek. Full text...

  • Ghana Media highlight Mills' warning to oil 'vampires'
    04 september 2010 10:26:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – A stern warning by Ghana's P-resident John Evans Atta Mills to oil “vampires” to keep their distance as the country gears up to pump its oil and the controversial downgrading of the sovereign credit rating were some of the stories that were highlighted by the media during the week. Full text...

  • Macabre suicides dominate Malawi headlines
    04 september 2010 10:26:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The usual everyday politics took the back seat in the Malawi media this week as macabre religious rituals that led to a mass suicide in the commercial capital, Blantyre, dominated the headlines. Full text...

  • Libya's demand for compensation from colonialists dominate press
    28 august 2010 19:11:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan papers this week focused on the call on forme r colonial powers to apologise to the peoples they colonised, compensate them an d give them back their cultural property such as the manuscripts and archaeologic a l pieces and archives of their history during the colonial period. Full text...

  • Mauritania media highlight terrorism in Sahelian-Sahara
    28 august 2010 17:57:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania newspapers this week devoted front pa ges to developments in terrorist events in the Sahelian-Saharan sub-region, with the release by Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQMI), of the Spanish hostages Roque Pascual and Albert Vilalta, kidnapped on the Nouadhibou-Nouakchott road in Novem b er 2009. Full text...

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