African Cup of Nations (CAF)
  • Human rights groups want CAR government to take legal action against ex-Seleka rebels
    13 december 2018 19:45:43
    Paris, France (PANA) – The international Federation of Human rights (IFHR) and its partner organisation in Central African Republic, the CAR league of human rights (OCDH), on Thursday called on the CAR authorities to take legal proceedings against the leaders of the ex-Seleka, after the arrests of Alfred Rombhot Yekatom and Patrice Edouard Ngaïssona, two senior CAR anti-Balaka ex-war leaders. Full text...

  • France nabs Anti-Balaka senior official for trial at ICC over war crimes in CAR
    13 december 2018 16:58:51
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) – A senior leader of the Anti-Balaka, a predominantly Christian counter-movement in Central African Republic (CAR), Mr Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona was arrested on Wednesday by the authorities in France pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court. Full text...

  • On flight to sustainable development, ‘leave no country behind’, urges aviation agency
    08 december 2018 08:57:07
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - Marking International Civil Aviation Day, the United Nations aviation agency, ICAO, is showcasing the socio-economic benefits and “tremendous” opportunities presented by the global journey towards sustainable development. Full text...

  • Former military commander in CAR makes first appearance before ICC
    23 november 2018 16:50:40
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) will on 30 April 2019 open hearing for the confirmation of charges against Alfred Yekatom in The Hague for his alleged criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in western Central African Republic (CAR) between December 2013 and August 2014. Full text...

  • Malian President receives Vatican Secretary of State
    17 november 2018 14:16:02
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on Friday called on Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita, shortly after his arrival in Bamako, official sources told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Peace and reconciliation remain key to CAR’s economic growth - IMF
    07 november 2018 10:26:01
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – Economic growth in Central African Republic (CAR) is projected to reach 4.3 percent in 2018, and 5 percent in the medium term, but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned that the projections were predicated on the peace and reconciliation efforts under the African Union Initiative. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Canada to deepen bilateral relations
    29 october 2018 17:05:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria and Canada on Monday resolved to deepen bilateral relation in the areas of trade and commerce, education, security as well as science and space technology.Full text...

  • Canadian Governor General starts three-day visit to Burkina Faso
    23 october 2018 11:38:54
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, on Tuesday began a three-day visit to Burkina Faso, a statement issued by the Burkina presidency said. Full text...

  • Former sports minister charged with Rio Olympics scandal
    19 october 2018 13:07:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Former Sports Cabinet Secretary, Hassan Wario, has been charged with corruption following the 2016 Rio Olympics scandal involving US$550,000. Full text...

  • EU appeals for support to get CAR on road to stability
    15 october 2018 17:51:46
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union has emphasized the need for international actors to help the Central African Republic (CAR) get back on the road to stability, peace and development and to meet the aspirations of the population as a whole for lasting peace and reconciliation. Full text...

  • Adesina wraps up Canada visit with a plea: “Africa cannot be ignored”
    21 september 2018 13:48:12
    Alberta, Canada (PANA) - “Given the size of its markets, growth, and huge potential across multiple sectors, Africa cannot be ignored,” this was the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina’s message at a public and private sector investor roundtable on Thursday. Full text...

  • AfDB Chief, Adesina, urges Canadian business leaders to attend Africa’s investment table
    20 september 2018 15:51:43
    Toronto, Canada (PANA) - African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, on Wednesday urged Canadian business leaders to “be part of the action and seize investment opportunities on the continent.” Full text...

  • CAR leaders set for better governance, business environment
    15 september 2018 11:35:14
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The authorities in Central African Republic (CAR) have agreed on the need to accelerate the efforts to strengthen governance and transparency and sustain structural reforms aimed at improving the business environment, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Communications Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • AfDB President, Adesina, to embark on 4-day working visit to Canada
    13 september 2018 15:38:09
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a delegation to Canada from 17-20 September, along with David Stevenson, Executive Directors at the Bank representing Canada, China, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Kuwait. Full text...

  • Cancer is a growing global threat and prevention is key, UN study shows
    13 september 2018 06:25:11
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and it’s estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018, the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • AfDB, Canada share commitment to women’s empowerment in Africa
    19 august 2018 04:17:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - On her recent first visit to the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls in Africa. Full text...

  • Canadian Minister visits AfDB in Côte d’Ivoire, reinforces Canada’s role in Africa
    16 august 2018 14:49:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - At the invitation of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Canada’s Minister for International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, is due to visit Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday to strengthen relations with the Bank, of which Canada is the fifth-largest shareholder and the fourth among non-regional member countries. Full text...

  • Apartheid-era politicians accused of paedophilia
    06 august 2018 09:11:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Three former Apartheid-era Cabinet Ministers, including the feared head of the military, have been named as perpetrators in a paedophilia ring that operated in South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s. Full text...

  • EU military training mission in CAR extended
    31 july 2018 06:39:22
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has extended the mandate of its military training mission in Central African Republic (EUTM RCA) by two years until 19 September 2020, the EU Council has announced. Full text...

  • CAF VP Amaju Pinnick to meet with FIFA Council member candidates in Moscow
    15 july 2018 11:36:43
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - CAF 1st Vice President Amaju Pinnick who doubles as the Nigeria Football federation (NFF) President, is scheduled to meet with candidates for the vacant FIFA council member (CAF) position for Africa in Moscow on Sunday. Full text...

  • CAR relies on grant financing due to debt distress risk - IMF
    04 july 2018 10:19:46
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – Continued reliance on grant financing is essential to support debt sustainability in Central African Republic (CAR), the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said while approving a disbursement of US$32.1 million for the country. Full text...

  • Persistent conflict and instability hamper economic recovery of CAR
    19 june 2018 19:00:32
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Deterioration in security conditions and the humanitarian situation is dampening hopes for a robust economic recovery in Central African Republic (CAR), according to the first issue of the CAR Economic Update published Tuesday by the World Bank Full text...

  • Rwanda to host headquarters of African Arbitration Association
    19 june 2018 16:19:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda has agreed to host the headquarters of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) to be officially launched on 29 June in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, an authoritative source confirmed Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Top South African school rocked by abuse scandal
    15 june 2018 09:33:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education in South Africa has launched an investigation into allegations that male teachers at the historic Adams College, south of Durban, have had sexual relationships with female students. Full text...

  • South African celebrities raise funds to support cancer victims
    26 may 2018 08:21:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s golf champion Gary Player and Irish pop star Ronan Keating have teamed up in Cape Town this weekend to raise funds for children fighting cancer. Both celebrities lost their mothers to cancer. Full text...

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