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  • 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...

  • Dying housing project, see-saw of huge Chinese loan highlighted by Ghana media
    27 august 2011 11:11:07
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Signs of the last kicks of a dying flagship housing project that had been heavily criticised by the opposition, the see-saw in Parliament of a huge Chinese loan to fund key infrastructural projects and the arrest of 15 officers of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) were some of the stories that made the headlines in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Bombing of UN building, battle for Tripoli dominate front pages in Nigeria
    27 august 2011 04:21:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Friday's bombing of the imposing United Nations (UN) building in Abuja and the battle of Tripoli overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Aborted 17 August demos dominate Malawi headlines
    20 august 2011 11:09:18
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The aborted 17 August vigil that was being organised by civil society to force President Bingu wa Mutharika to respond to demands of their 20 July demonstrations dominated the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers focus on land acquisition, wildlife exports
    20 august 2011 10:21:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Rising competition for land resources and the way land has been either acquired or allocated to some big guns in recent years attracted the attention of newspapers in Tanzania this week, with the state-owned Daily News, calling for revision of the country’s land policies. Full text...

  • Obasanjo versus Babangida, judiciary, satellite launch reported in Nigeria
    20 august 2011 07:28:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The war of words between former leaders Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida (IBB), the battle between the two top judicial officers in the country and the successful launch of two satellites were the top stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Big goof about Mills’ 'mansion', controversial report dominate Ghana's media
    20 august 2011 06:53:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A big goof by one of the most bitter critics of President John Evans Atta Mills and his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a controversial report by a reputable governance think-tank dominated the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Media comes under microscope in Ghana
    13 august 2011 14:15:35
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The media this week put itself under the microscope as Ghana commemorated the 10th anniversary of the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law. Full text...

  • Planned demonstrations dominate Malawi media
    13 august 2011 12:14:20
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawians' determination to head back to the streets Wednesday, Full text...

  • Nationwide oil shortage top issue in Tanzanian papers this week
    13 august 2011 08:57:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Oil shortage was the main issue in Tanzanian newspapers this week, as the government and the frustrated public tussled with oil marketing companies to resume their supplies across the country. Full text...

  • Domestic issues dominate headlines in Nigeria
    13 august 2011 08:03:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Domestic issues, including the return of World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Finance Minister, dramatic changes in the banking industry and crime busting by the anti-graft EFCC dominated newspaper headlines in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Government phobia over repeat of 20 July demos dominates Malawi headlines
    06 august 2011 10:40:21
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The Malawi Government's unease over civil society's warning that it would mobilise people to go on the streets again on 17 August if President Bingu wa Mutharika does not satisfactorily address its 20-point complaints after the 20 July nationwide demonstrations dominated the Malawi media this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers decry artificial fuel shortage by dealers
    06 august 2011 09:00:30
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – It has been a notable week in relation to the deepening energy crisis in Tanzania, which several dailies described as a test for the East African nation. Full text...

  • Controversial tape, Mills' renomination of Mahama as running mate highlighted in Ghana
    06 august 2011 08:30:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A mysterious tape that the Ghana's opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) says has caught a deputy minister of Information soliciting help from journalists to slant stories in favour of the government in return for favours was one of the major stories highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

  • 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...

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