African Cup of Nations (CAF)
  • Rwanda: Trial of deported genocide suspect from Canada postponed to 1 Dec
    28 november 2016 14:42:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The trial of Rwandan national, Jean Claude Seyoboka, 44, who was deported recently from Canada over his alleged role in the genocide of 1994, was adjourned to 1 December, the chief judge of the Rwandan military tribunal announced on Monday.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Canada deports wanted Rwandan over alleged genocide role
    17 november 2016 10:50:06
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Canada has expelled a Rwandan national, Jean Claude Seyoboka, over his alleged role in the genocide in 1994, the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), said on Thursday in Kigali.Full text...

  • UN: UN expert says justice, reconciliation key to peace in CAR
    16 november 2016 19:00:30
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN expert on the situation of human rights in Central African Republic (CAR), Ms. Marie-Therese Keita, has said the justice system in CAR must be urgently strengthened if the country is to achieve lasting peace and reconciliation.Full text...

  • CAR: Nearly one in five children in CAR is a refugee or internally displaced - UNICEF
    16 november 2016 05:54:23
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – As aid officials prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday to seek funding to continue their programmes in Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported that more than 850,000 people there – half of them children – are still on the move, either internally displaced or refugees in neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Oxfam says Central African Republic cannot face another year abandoned
    15 november 2016 10:04:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Ahead of an international donor meeting in Brussels on Thursday, global humanitarian agency Oxfam has warned that the people of Central African Republic (CAR) cannot face another year of the present dire situation which has left half of the 4.8 million population in need of humanitarian assistance. Full text...

  • CAR: Rights group says EU donors must prioritise accountability
    11 november 2016 15:02:36
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - European Union (EU) member states and all donors attending the Brussels Conference for the Central African Republic (CAR) on 17 November must take concrete steps to end impunity in the country, as a deteriorating security situation threatens to plunge the country into yet more deadly violence, Amnesty International said today. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari extols Pope Francis' contribution to global peace
    10 november 2016 19:11:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commended the contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace, describing it as "active and relentless."Full text...

  • US: Americans, immigrants protest Trump's presidential win
    10 november 2016 17:13:18
    New York, US (PANA) - Thousands of Americans and immigrants took to the streets in New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, as well as other major US cities to protest Donald Trump's presidential victory. Full text...

  • Ghana: Seven to contest Ghana's presidential election
    09 november 2016 18:36:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday announced that seven candidates will contest the 7 December presidential election after it gave 13 disqualified candidates the opportunity to correct errors on their forms on the orders of the Supreme Court. Full text...

  • Ghana: Supreme Court orders EC to allow disqualified candidates to correct errors on forms
    07 november 2016 12:34:19
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Supreme Court in Accra in a unanimous decision on Monday ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to give all disqualified presidential aspirants a hearing by allowing them to correct errors on their nomination forms, the state-owned Graphic newspaper reports. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: Weak security environment takes toll on CAR economy
    04 november 2016 19:34:08
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – Deterioration in the security environment, despite the ongoing dialogue with armed groups in Central African Republic, has taken a toll on the country’s economic activity, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team said Friday at the conclusion of a week-long visit to Bangui.Full text...

  • Gambia: Nomination of Gambia's presidential candidates set for Monday
    03 november 2016 15:27:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Official nomination of Gambia's presidential candidates for the election due next month will be done on 7 November, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairman Momar Njai told PANA in Banjul on Thursday.Full text...

  • Gambia: Female candidate opts out of opposition coalition
    02 november 2016 13:50:54
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Dr. Isatou Touray, an independent presidential candidate, has backed out of Gambia's opposition coalition which is to challenge President Yahya Jammeh during the 1 December polls. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambian presidential candidates pick nomination papers
    01 november 2016 18:29:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, from the ruling APRC, the seven political parties coalition candidate Adman Barrow and other presidential candidates have picked up nomination papers for 1 December presidential elections. Full text...

  • Sudan: IOM Sudan resettles 1,750 refugees in Canada
    26 october 2016 09:42:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Some 1,750 refugees living in Sudan have been resettled in Canada with the support of International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Sudan so far this year. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights panel concerned about anti-Black racism in Canada
    22 october 2016 19:08:56
    New York, US (PANA) - A group of UN human rights experts on Saturday expressed serious concerns about systemic anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system in Canada. Full text...

  • Ghana: Electoral body clears four candidates to contest Ghana's December presidential poll
    10 october 2016 18:35:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's Electoral Commission (EC) has accepted the forms of only four of the 17 candidates who filed their nomination papers to contest the 7 December presidential election, the chairperson of the Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, announced on Monday.Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma expresses condolences after Haiti disaster
    09 october 2016 11:09:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma has expressed his condolences to the government and people of Haiti following the destructive Hurricane Matthew.Full text...

  • Canada: Countries back UN agency's landmark framework to curb aviation emissions
    07 october 2016 06:53:59
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - Member States of the United Nations civil aviation agency agreed on Thursday on a new emissions standard to control global greenhouse gas emissions from international airline flights. Full text...

  • UN: Former UNHCR chief emerges as favourite for top UN job
    05 october 2016 19:04:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres has emerged as the clear favourite to become the next United Nations Secretary-General following the sixth secret ballot held Wednesday by the UN Security Council, which is expected to take a formal decision Thursday and forward Mr. Guterres’ name to the 193-Member General Assembly for final confirmation. Full text...

  • UN: IAEA database highlights global disparities in access to cancer care
    29 september 2016 14:19:20
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a revamped global database which highlights startling disparities across the world when it comes to access to treatment and care for cancer.Full text...

  • Switzerland: Six candidates proposed for WHO director-general position
    26 september 2016 10:04:23
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Six candidates have been proposed by member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General to replace Dr Margaret Chan who will complete her second term on 30 June next year. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: IMF team finds CAR's growth constrained by low public investment
    13 september 2016 19:56:26
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Though the economy of Central African Republic (CAR) has been on a strong recovery path since the beginning of the year, its growth remains constrained by low public investment spending, weak infrastructure and continued weaknesses in the banking sector, a staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed Tuesday.Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambians start countdown to 2016 presidential election
    03 september 2016 12:29:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambians have started preparations for the scheduled 1 December 2016 presidential election, with the country's first-ever female candidate vowing to reinforce the secular republican status of the Constitution, if she wins the popular mandate to lead this tiny West African country.Full text...

  • South Africa: Finance Minister refuses to report for questioning
    25 august 2016 12:22:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has defied an order to present himself to the Hawks crime-fighting unit as outrage grows over the latest political scandal to rock the Zuma administration, PANA reported from here. Full text...

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