African Cup of Nations (CAF)
  • 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...

  • UNESCO: Candidates for post of DG to be interviewed on Wednesday, Thursday
    25 april 2017 14:11:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - The 58-member Executive Board of UNESCO, chaired by Michael Worbs of Germany, will interview candidates for the post of Director-General of the Organization on Wednesday, 26 April, and Thursday, 27 April, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'Tourism is Africa's development tool' - UNWTO candidate
    18 april 2017 16:43:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - For many African countries, tourism is a principal export and a recognized development tool, but the industry faces "tremendous challenges including insecurity issues in many areas of our continent," Africa's candidate for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said Tuesday Full text...

  • Central Africa Republic: Half of Central African population goes hungry
    30 march 2017 18:54:43
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - One year after the Central African Republic elected President Faustin Archange Touadera to power, violence and insecurity remain unchecked and half the population is going hungry, warned Oxfam on Thursday. Full text...

  • Niger: IOM launches reintegration projects for West African migrants with EU support
    28 march 2017 18:32:52
    Agadez, Niger (PANA) - With support from the European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger has launched 20 community-based reintegration projects for over 3,000 returning migrants in five of the primary countries of origin – Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Guinea Conakry and Cameroon – as part of the Migrant Response and Resource Mechanism (MRRM). Full text...

  • UN: UN atomic agency, Sudan govt host meeting on cancer in developing countries
    22 march 2017 20:52:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Cancer can be a death warrant in some developing countries, spurring the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the international community on Wednesday held a high-level meeting in Khartoum, Sudan, on how to get more funding and support for treatment to parts of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Timelines of Catholic Church's role in Rwanda's genocide
    21 march 2017 08:53:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Here are timelines of developments since the Catholic Church was accused of playing a role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide against Tutsis. Pope Francis on Monday asked for "forgiveness" for the Catholic Church's role in Rwanda's tragedy.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan president meets Pope Francis in Vatican city
    20 march 2017 13:13:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday held talks with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City focused on several aspects of the relationship between Rwanda and the Holy See, according to an official statement issued to PANA in Kigali said. Full text...

  • Canada: UN global aviation body adopts new carbon emissions standards for aircraft
    07 march 2017 05:42:26
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - The United Nations aviation body on Monday adopted new aircraft emissions to curb the impact of aviation greenhouse gas emissions on the global climate. Full text...

  • 2017 CAF U-20 AFCON: Zambia’s U-20 progress at AFCON elates President Lungu
    04 march 2017 18:24:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – President Edgar Lungu is confident that Zambia is on course towards the formation of a solid senior football team due to the "decisive and steady progress" the Junior Chipolopolo team has made in the ongoing Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament. Full text...

  • Zambia: Guinea qualifies for FIFA U-20 World Cup
    04 march 2017 17:04:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia maintained their winning spree with a 3-1 win over Egypt in the third Group A match of the 2017 Under-20 AFCON, played on Saturday at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Full text...

  • 2017 CAF U-20 AFCON: Zambia in formality match against Egypt Saturday
    04 march 2017 05:05:36
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Host Zambia, already through to the semi-finals of the 2017 CAF Under-20 AFCON and a ticket to the FIFA 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea, play its third Group A match against Egypt on Saturday. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in CAR reinforces presence in restive Bambari
    18 february 2017 07:05:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Following ongoing rebel activity in and around Bambari in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR), the UN mission in the country has reinforced its presence in the city with the arrival of additional troops, including a quick reaction unit and Special Forces.Full text...

  • UN: UN official condemns armed attack on CAR hospital
    09 february 2017 18:09:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Denouncing forceful entry by armed individuals into a hospital in Central African Republic's restive PK5 neighbourhood with the intention to kill some of the patients, the Acting UN Humanitarian Coordinator in CAR, Mr. Michel Yao, has said such incidents are in violation of the international humanitarian law. Full text...

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