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  • US: Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission in CAR
    27 april 2016 07:53:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council (CAR) on Tuesday extended until 31 July the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: EU approves two-year military training mission for CAR
    19 april 2016 12:05:30
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council has approved the establishment of a military training mission in Central African Republic (CAR) to contribute to the country's defence sector reform, said an official statement issued in Brussels on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Nine candidates jostling for next UN chief answered 800 questions - UN official
    15 april 2016 21:52:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft on Friday Full text...

  • UN: Dialogue with candidates for UN Secretary-General position continues
    13 april 2016 16:00:38
    New York, US (PANA) - Three more candidates for the position of the next UN Secretary-General will Wednesday answer questions on how they would promote sustainable development, improve efforts to create peace, protect human rights, and deal with huge humanitarian catastrophes should they be selected to lead the 193-member organization. Full text...

  • UN: UN General Assembly schedules dialogues with candidates for UN chief position
    30 march 2016 15:59:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, on Wednesday released a schedule for the informal dialogues with the seven candidates vying for the UN Secretary-General position.Full text...

  • UN: Canada renews commitment to promoting gender equality globally
    18 march 2016 15:58:16
    New York, US (PANA) - Canada on Friday renewed its commitment to promote gender equality and women empowerment globally to enhance sustainable growth and development. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: EU commends CAR authorities, pledges more support to new leaders
    14 march 2016 14:57:02
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has commended Central African Republic authorities, under the leadership of Ms Catherine Samba-Panza, stating that the country "has crossed another milestone" with the peaceful conduct of elections.Full text...

  • UN: Civil society invited to submit questions for UN Secretary-General candidates
    08 march 2016 19:56:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, has invited civil society organisations from different parts of the world to submit questions, which will be asked those aspiring to become the next UN Secretary-General during the UN General Assembly dialogues with them. Full text...

  • UN: War weary families in Central African Republic face dire food situation – UN
    01 march 2016 18:37:29
    New York, US (PANA) - Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people's access to food, as they struggle with the effects of multiple poor harvests, disrupted markets and soaring prices for many staple foods, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN to hold dialogues with candidates for UN Secretary-General position
    29 february 2016 18:16:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN General Assembly will hold informal dialogues with Full text...

  • UN: Race for next UN secretary-general hots up
    26 february 2016 14:47:10
    New York, (PANA) - The race for the next UN secretary-general is taking shape, with six official candidates showing interest to succeed Ban Ki-moon and become the ninth UN chief, PANA in New York reports. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC names new Special Representative in CAR
    21 february 2016 11:27:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has appointed Mr. Mohamed EL Hacen Lebatt of Mauritania as the Commission’s new Special Representative for Central African Republic (CAR) and Head of the AU Mission (MISAC) in the country following the resignation of Major General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko. Full text...

  • CAR: UN mission in CAR aims to ensure victims of alleged abuse receive help
    17 february 2016 07:43:50
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations is working to ensure that the victims involved in four new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have access to the help they need, a spokesperson for the world body said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Engagement with communities can address violent extremism – Ban
    14 february 2016 05:19:31
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) – Fully understanding those who might be susceptible to poisonous ideologies – addressing root causes of radicalization and helping individuals and communities before problems escalate – will assist the international community in developing effective, dignified and rights-based responses to “one of the gravest threats our world faces,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Constitutional Court addresses Zuma scandal
    09 february 2016 12:30:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – All eyes are on the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg which is hearing an application about the illegitimate use of state funds for President Jacob Zuma’s private residence which has rocked his administration. Full text...

  • CAR: 'Strengthen peacekeepers to prevent renewed violence' - Amnesty
    08 february 2016 07:35:35
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Civilians in Central African Republic (CAR) remain at risk of deadly violence and instability unless serious weaknesses in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission, MINUSCA, are urgently addressed, Amnesty International said in a new report published on Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief stresses need to eliminate cervical cancer
    04 february 2016 14:51:05
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking World Cancer Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Full text...

  • Central African Republic: UN renews sanctions, stresses urgent need to end impunity in CAR
    27 january 2016 18:35:16
    New York, US (PANA) – Stressing the urgent need to end impunity in Central African Republic (CAR) and bring to justice those who violate humanitarian law, the UN Security Council on Wednesday renewed its sanctions against individuals or groups implicated in the country’s ongoing sectarian tensions. Full text...

  • CAR: UN peacekeepers help provide security as CAR holds elections
    30 december 2015 16:26:08
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – United Nations peacekeepers were out in force at polling stations throughout Central African Republic (CAR) Wednesday as the country voted in presidential and legislative elections, a major step on the path to stability after two years of conflict between Muslims and Christians. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Born Free Foundation hails U.S. decision to list African lions as endangered
    22 december 2015 17:56:51
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Born Free Foundation on Tuesday applauded the decision of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to list African lions under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA). Full text...

  • Tanzania: ITC. EAC launch project to boost intra-African trade
    15 december 2015 18:19:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the East African Community (EAC) Tuesday announced that they were jointly launching a regional project to boost intra-African trade. Full text...

  • CAR: UN chief urges peaceful, credible conduct of CAR polls on draft Constitution
    12 december 2015 19:36:56
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - On the eve of the referendum on the draft Constitution in Central African Republic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all national stakeholders to ensure that the referendum is conducted in a peaceful and credible manner. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'Mauritius to examine AU’s recommendations on elections'
    13 november 2015 12:11:15
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has said that the government will examine the recommendations made by the African Union Observer Mission on the National Assembly Elections held on 10 December 2014.Full text...

  • UN: UN health experts say processed meat, bacon, sausage cause cancer
    26 october 2015 17:50:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Eating red meat more, especially processed meat and Full text...

  • Zambia: Vatican to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations with Zambia
    20 october 2015 14:10:21
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Pope Francis will from 7-10 November send his Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See to Zambia to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See (Vatican) and the Republic of Zambia. Full text...

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