Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - One of the long-serving cameramen at Rwanda Television, Valens Rwamukwaya, retired at the age of 64 after 38 years of experience behind the camera, a senior member of the media fraternity in Rwanda confirmed here Saturday to PANA. To give him a proper send off, Rwanda Broadcasting [...]
©- - 13 june 2020 - 16:31:14 - thread Society (327 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia will host the World Family Summit for the first time from May 12 to 15, 2020, in which 80 countries will participate, coinciding with the celebration of the International Day of the Family, under the theme "Building the future we want". As part of the preparations, [...]
©- - 28 january 2020 - 16:31:48 - thread Society (155 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana government is finalising preparation for introducing free DNA test in hospitals across the country, the Office of the President indicated on Monday.   It said a study conducted in 2018 showed that 78 percent of Batswana (citizens of Botswana) do not know their biological father while 13 [...]
©- - 11 november 2019 - 14:54:36 - thread Society (143 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The first International Family Fair (IFF) will be held from 27 February to 1 March 2020 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Foundation Hope and Smile (FONDES) announced on Wednesday. Under the theme: "Living together and national cohesion, what contributions of families?" the fair aims to be an [...]
©- - 23 october 2019 - 09:55:57 - thread Society (225 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Fifty-eight people were killed and 35 wounded on Sunday in Niamey as they tried to siphon gasoline from an overturned tanker, the national radio announced on Monday. In the rush of people from different sides trying to draw the fuel, the tanker caught fire which instantly set [...]
©- - 06 may 2019 - 15:20:43 - thread Society (124 words)


New York, US (PANA) - If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it would reduce an estimated 100,000 maternal death and avert 67 million unintended pregnancies, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Tuesday. “Some 214 million [...]
©- - 11 july 2017 - 16:17:43 - thread Society (412 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A visiting team of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) for the African Region led by its chairperson, Kweku Brenu, on Tuesday met with Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth to discuss matters relating to reproductive health and family planning. Mr Brenu emphasised the importance of reproductive health [...]
©- - 10 november 2015 - 12:42:47 - thread Society (236 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius is among the ten countries having the highest population density in the world with 653 persons per square kilometre in 2013 for a mid-year total population of 1,217,341, PANA learnt from official sources. According to the Mauritius Family Planning and Demographic Yearbook 2013 released Wednesday by [...]
©- - 12 november 2014 - 08:29:24 - thread Society (423 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius is among the 10 countries having the highest population density in the world with 672 persons per square kilometre in 2012, according to the Family Planning and Demographic Yearbook 2012, published Friday by the Health Ministry in Port-Louis. The document outlines data on population trends, vital [...]
©- - 24 january 2014 - 15:58:32 - thread Society (488 words)