African Cup of Nations (CAF)
  • UN: UN experts' panel urges protection of Afro-Colombian communities
    16 june 2016 05:56:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Distressed over reports of violence against people of African descent in Colombia, a UN expert panel has called on Colombian authorities to take concrete and urgent measures to protect the country’s Afro-Colombian communities. Full text...

  • UN: Coffee does not pose cancer risk - WHO says
    15 june 2016 18:14:02
    New York, US (PANA) - An international working group of scientists convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that coffee should no longer be considered a carcinogen, although it found limited evidence that drinking very hot beverages can cause oesophageal cancer. Full text...

  • Gambia: South Africa's Bafana Bafana in Banjul to play Gambia's Scorpions in ACN match
    02 june 2016 18:30:17
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - South Africa national team Bafana Bafana arrived in Banjul on Thursday for their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday against Gambia's Scorpions at the Independence Stadium in Bakau in a Group M encounter. Full text...

  • Ghana: Canada gives US$15 million towards 'zero hunger in Ghana'
    01 june 2016 11:58:21
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of 20 million Canadian dollars (US$15 million) from the Government of Canada to implement a programme linking nutrition, agriculture and food processing, which will assist almost 1 million people in Ghana over the next five years. Full text...

  • South Africa: South African fire fighters deployed to Canada
    28 may 2016 07:23:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A team of 300 South African fire fighters will be deployed in Alberta, Canada to assist the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) with the massive fires that have swept through the region. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: IMF team cautions CAR on slow recovery
    27 may 2016 19:09:58
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Despite commendable efforts made by Central African Republic (CAR) to revamp the economy under difficult circumstances, "security remains fragile, the economic recovery slow, and domestic revenue largely insufficient to cover wages, pensions, and other priority spending," according to an International Monetary Fund team that on Friday concluded a 10-day visit to Bangui, the country's capital. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Wanted Rwandan genocide suspect in Canada faces deportation
    20 may 2016 13:47:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A former officer in the defeated Rwandan armed forces (ex-FAR), responsible for the genocide against Tutsis, Second-Lt. Henry Jean Claude Seyoboka, 44, is currently facing deportation from Canada over his alleged role in the massacre perpetrated between April and July 1994, a judicial source confirmed to PANA Friday in Kigali.Full text...

  • Canada: WADA Board declares Kenyan Anti-Doping Organization non-compliant
    13 may 2016 07:09:19
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - The Foundation Board of the Montreal-based World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has declared the Kenyan Anti-Doping Organisation non-compliant with immediate effect. Full text...

  • Togo: First edition of African Integration Week set for Lome
    11 may 2016 19:45:20
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The first edition of the African Integration Week will be held in Lomé from 21 to 25 May 2016, organized by Togo's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration, according to an official announcement made here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Canada: Canada to host Global Fund replenishment conference
    09 may 2016 18:43:31
    Ottawa, Canada (PANA) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that Canada will host the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montréal, Québec, on 16 September 2016. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana's former first lady to contest presidential race against husband's party
    30 april 2016 21:44:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, was on Saturday declared the presidential candidate of her party which she formed in 2012 after breaking away from her husband's party. Full text...

  • 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...

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