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  • 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...

  • "UnGodly" homosexuality back on front pages of Ghanaian media
    23 july 2011 08:19:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week once again highlighted the issue of homosexuality as religious leaders and politicians pushed for firm action against the practice. Full text...

  • Labour's strike, Islamic banking, Boko Haram reported in Nigeria
    23 july 2011 07:36:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The three-day warning strike, averted at the last minute, Islamic Banking which has stirred controversy across the nation and the continuing menace by the Boko Haram Islamic sect dominated front pages in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Killer floods, violence, new minimum wage palava reported in Nigeria
    16 july 2011 08:40:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The torrential rain that "soaked" and "sacked" Lagos, the continuing menace by the Boko Haram Islamic sect, and labour's decision to begin a three-day warning strike next Wednesday over the new minimum wage were the main stories this week in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on domestic concerns
    16 july 2011 06:40:26
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Domestic issues continued to dominate the coverage and comments in Tanzanian newspapers this week with only ‘The African’ speaking up for Africa’s youngest nation South Sudan. Full text...

  • Crucial congress of Ghana's ruling party fills media
    09 july 2011 08:04:26
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A national delegates' congress of Ghana's ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the continuing revulsion of homosexuality in the country were the major stories that were highlighted in the media this week. Full text...

  • Boko Haram, M. K. O. Abiola, kerosene scarcity, South Sudan played up in Nigeria
    09 july 2011 08:01:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The continuing menace of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, M. K. O. Abiola's remembrance, kerosene scarcity and the birth of the world's newest State, South Sudan, were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers welcome AU peace initiative for Libya
    09 july 2011 07:40:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – As the fighting between Libyan government forces and rebels drags on, some Tanzanian dailies this week quickly reacted to prospects of a political solution to the conflict, following the decision of the African Union (AU) leaders at their 17th ordinary summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • Mutharika's austerity measures dominate Malawi press
    02 july 2011 11:55:20
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Deliberations in the on-going budget session of Parliament and President Bingu wa Mutharika's austerity measurers on the economy dominated the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Drugs, debt, public flogging of teacher played up in Ghana media
    02 july 2011 09:15:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Claims of drug money funding political campaigns, the real debt figures and public flogging of a teacher by a chief for allegedly smoking cannabis in public were played up by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies call for intensified war on illicit drugs
    02 july 2011 08:51:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Illicit drugs are dreadful in Tanzania as reported by some dailies in the East African country this week, but despite the growing public worries, many young people are becoming addicted to the substances. Full text...

  • Boko Haram, labour's impending strike, ministers' list get big play in Nigeria
    02 july 2011 08:34:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Army's notice of "extinction" to the dreaded Boko Haram religious sect, labour's two-week notice of a national strike to government over unpaid minimum wage, the screening of ministerial nominees by the Senate and the death of the "Lady of Songs" played up prominently in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Kenyan media 'craze' over MPs taxes, missing school cash
    25 june 2011 14:33:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Efforts to tax parliamentarians, judges and all constitutional office holders and mounting pressure on Education Minister Sam Ongeri to resign over the embezzlement of US$46 million meant for free primary education dominated news headlines in Kenya this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on local, African leadership
    25 june 2011 09:55:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – While a section of Tanzanians feel there is lack of clearness about their country’s leadership, according to one paper, another daily this week urged Africa to place in position competent leadership that will take the continent to prosperity. Full text...

  • Registration of SIM cards, debate on homosexuality dominate Ghanaian media
    25 june 2011 08:03:16
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The 30 June deadline for all users of mobile phones in Ghana to register their numbers or lose them, the never-ending debate on homosexuality and whether politicians should be allowed to own media houses dominated the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • 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...

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