African Cup of Nations (CAF)
  • 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...

  • UN: WHO says early cancer diagnosis, better trained medics save lives
    03 february 2017 19:57:35
    New York, US (PANA) - Early cancer diagnosis saves lives and cuts treatment costs, particularly in developing countries where the majority of cancer cases are diagnosed too late, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says cervical cancer kills 250,000 women annually
    02 february 2017 20:03:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said cervical cancer kills more than 250,000 women every year and that 85 per cent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, stressing the importance of vaccinating girls against the cancer-causing virus and screening programmes to detect and treat precancerous lesions. Full text...

  • CAR: UN fund allocates US$6 million to help thousands in violence-hit parts of CAR
    01 february 2017 09:10:16
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - The top United Nations relief official on Tuesday approved an allocation from the organization’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support response to assist the response to new emergencies triggered by a surge of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR)’s Kaga Bandoro, Bambari and Bria areas. Full text...

  • Mauritius: AU renews support to Mauritius on Chagos Archipelago
    31 january 2017 18:54:43
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Heads of State and Government of the African Union on Tuesday adopted a resolution renewing the support of the Continent to Mauritius on the Chagos Archipelago in its dispute with the UK, PANA learnt from official sources in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Equatorial Guinea’s corporate technocrat who wants to fix the AU (A News Analysis by Kennedy Abwao, PANA Correspondent)
    26 january 2017 05:58:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Agapito Mba Mokuy, Equatorial Guinea’s foreign minister, seeking support to capture Africa’s most influential diplomatic post, has evaded fame despite the growing diplomatic stature that has come with his country’s active involvement in continental affairs. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: IMF chief encourages CAR to promote peace
    25 january 2017 17:07:15
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - While facing a legacy of fragility, authorities in Central African Republic (CAR) must have a concrete focus on building peace, restoring social cohesion, and assembling a working government, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia lobbies for its candidates for AU position at AU summit
    25 january 2017 15:49:00
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, who is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday, introduced two Zambian candidates vying for two positions at the African Union. Full text...

  • Kenya: Canada grants more funding for global food safety
    24 january 2017 14:49:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Canada late Monday announced it will contribute an additional US$1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection. Full text...

  • South Africa: Company linked to fake Twitter scandal
    24 january 2017 13:49:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Oakbay Investments, which has been linked to damning allegations of state capture, is being accused of launching a flurry of fake news reports aimed at protecting embattled South African President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Gambia: West African troops clear ground before President Barrow's takeover
    22 january 2017 18:20:26
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Moving to ensure a peaceful take over of office by Gambia's new President Adama Barrow, a contingent of West African troops on Sunday secured two military barracks in Gambia's North Bank without resistance from Gambian forces, reliable sources confirmed to PANA in the capital, Banjul.Full text...

  • CAR: Rights group calls for urgent need to rebuild CAR justice system
    11 january 2017 06:44:30
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International says individuals suspected of committing war crimes including killing and rape during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) are evading investigation and arrest, and in some cases live side by side with their victims. Full text...

  • Belgium: EC appoints new commander of its training mission in CAR
    10 january 2017 12:36:42
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council on Tuesday appointed Brigadier General Herman Ruys, a Belgian national, as Commander for the European Union (EU) military training mission in Central African Republic (EUTM RCA). Full text...

  • 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...

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