African Cup of Nations (CAF)
  • Saudi Arabia condemns massacre of Muslims in CAR mosque
    17 october 2017 14:45:21
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - Saudi Arabia has vigorously condemned the massacre of 26 Muslims by the anti-Balaka militias in a mosque in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Ruling party announces Sierra Leone presidential candidate
    15 october 2017 18:17:42
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leone's ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) has picked Samura Kamara, currently Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, as its candidate for the March 2018 presidential election. Full text...

  • South Africa: Jazz giant battles prostrate cancer
    09 october 2017 15:56:45
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African jazz legend, Hugh Masekela, has called for privacy after confirming that he will no longer be performing after being diagnosed with aggressive prostrate cancer. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: Peace, decisive reforms remain key to CAR’s recovery - IMF
    04 october 2017 19:13:03
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – Restoration of peace, redeployment of the state, and decisive implementation of reforms will be key to achieve sustained economic recovery and medium term growth in Central African Republic (CAR) above the projected 4 percent for this year, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that on Wednesday concluded its visit to the capital, Bangui. Full text...

  • Zambia: Gov't. criticized for purchase of 42 fire trucks worth US$ 42 million
    20 september 2017 13:44:44
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Zambian Government has widely been condemned for the controversial procurement of 42 fire trucks at US$ 42 million with Transparency International Zambia questioning why the procurement was given priority. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU concerned by low turnout of women, youth on election days in Africa
    30 august 2017 18:36:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Low participation of citizens in elections held in Africa and abuse of the social media by some sections of the civil society and political parties are matters of concern to the African Union (AU), according to a communiqué issued Wednesday by the Peace and Security Council (PSC). Full text...

  • Switzerland: UNICEF warns on ‘dramatic’ rise in CAR violence
    15 august 2017 17:47:30
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Central African Republic (CAR) has spiralled into violence and remains one of the worst countries in the world to be a child and “right now there are few eyes looking at them and few hands trying to help,” the United Nations children's agency said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Archbishop of Canterbury to open Sudan’s Anglican Church on Sunday
    29 july 2017 19:49:12
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, arrived in Khartoum on Saturday where he will open the Anglican Church of Sudan on Sunday, effectively dividing the province of South Sudan and Sudan into two communions. Full text...

  • US: UN peacekeeping chief warns Security Council about insecurity in CAR
    28 july 2017 19:32:57
    New York, US (PANA) – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping operations has warned that the increased intensity of attacks on civilians and peacekeepers is bringing Central African Republic (CAR) to the tipping point. Full text...

  • CAR: IMF approves US$31.8m for CAR's macroeconomic stability
    18 july 2017 07:05:17
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Along with ongoing efforts to promote dialogue and national reconciliation in Central African Republic (CAR), sustained implementation of the country's programme on entrenching macroeconomic stability is critical to create fiscal space for development spending, improve the business environment, and foster higher and more inclusive growth, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • South Africa: UK PR company on the ropes over major SA race scandal
    10 july 2017 14:23:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – UK-based Public Relations company, Bell Pottinger, is reeling under the fallout of the biggest political scandal in South African history, according to a PANA report on Monday. Full text...

  • Canada: International cooperation crucial to safe flights, UN says at counter-terrorism meeting
    08 july 2017 06:19:11
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) – The global nature of aviation puts everyone at the same level of risk from potential terrorism, senior United Nations officials said on Friday, calling for greater information sharing, resources and political will to keep flights safe. Full text...

  • UK: Future British King, ex-PM embroiled in FIFA scandal
    29 june 2017 13:23:17
    London, England (PANA) - The British future king, Prince William, and the former Prime Minister, David Cameron, are embroiled in yet another corruption scandal over England’s failed bid for the 2018 World Cup. Full text...

  • Switzerland: 'Restrict use of sunbeds to reduce rising skin cancer' - WHO
    22 june 2017 06:21:32
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) has underscored national actions to limit the use of artificial tanning devices (sunbeds) in a bid to reduce the associated health risks, such as melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Ghana to host awards ceremony for 2017 African innovators
    16 june 2017 07:54:46
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Winners of the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) will be announced in Accra, Ghana, on 18 July 2017, the Africa Innovation Foundation (AIF) said on Thursday when it disclosed the top 10 nominees who will battle it out for the prestigious prize. Full text...

  • CAR: Peace dialogue with armed groups likely to boost CAR's economic growth
    02 june 2017 08:25:16
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Economic growth of Central African Republic (CAR) in 2017 is projected at 4.7 percent, assuming the ongoing dialogue with armed groups helps to reduce violence and destruction of property, and public and private investment rebound, according to a staff team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that visited the country's capital, Bangui, from 26 May to 1 June.Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN urges aid for CAR civilians swept up in escalating violence
    01 june 2017 19:00:58
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Warning that violence in Central African Republic (CAR) is quickly escalating, the top United Nations aid official in the country on Thursday urged the international community to assist the tens of thousands of newly displaced civilians.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa marks 54 years of continental unity
    25 may 2017 16:53:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After 54 years, the building of the unity of the African peoples is still a major task while the challenges, which Africans must take up collectively, keep increasing, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Thursday as the continent marked the 54th Africa Day. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu off to Equatorial Guinea for AU committee of 10 summit
    16 may 2017 17:54:51
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday left for Equatorial Guinea to attend a two-day Summit of Heads of State of the African Union Committee of Ten (C10) on the reforms of the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: UN honours fallen ‘blue helmets’
    13 may 2017 07:47:55
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) – The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) held a memorial ceremony on Friday in honour of five peacekeepers who lost their lives after their convoy was attacked in the south-eastern part of the country earlier this week. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: UN Mission condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers
    09 may 2017 18:24:36
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has strongly condemned Monday's attack on one of its convoys in the country’s south that killed one Cambodian peacekeeper. Full text...

  • South Africa: Three South African cities’ ‘green canopy’ added to global database
    05 may 2017 10:38:08
    Durban, South Africa (PANA) - Treepedia, an interactive website that measures the “green canopy”, or trees and vegetation of cities around the world, announced on Friday it has included Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban as its first African cities. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO to begin pilot prequalification of biosimilar medicines for cancer treatment
    04 may 2017 09:57:23
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) will this year launch a pilot project for prequalifying biosimilar medicines, a step towards making some of the most expensive treatments for cancer more widely available in low- and middle-income countries. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: Rights group says armed groups target civilians in CAR
    02 may 2017 06:23:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Armed groups fighting for control of a central province in the Central African Republic (CAR) have targeted civilians in apparent reprisal killings over the past three months, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Breaking News: Kenyan opposition coalition names Raila Odinga Presidential candidate
    27 april 2017 13:50:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan opposition alliance has named Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister, its Presidential candidate. Full text...

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