African Cup of Nations (CAF)
  • South Africa: ANC heavyweights to examine damning Zuma report
    22 april 2014 15:06:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday announced that it has named seven of its most experienced MPs to a 12-member Parliamentary ad hoc committee which will examine President Jacob Zuma’s response to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on the US$20 million worth of upgrades to his private Nkandla home. Full text...

  • Morocco 2015: Mauritania beats Mauritius 2-0 in prelim match
    20 april 2014 16:02:31
    Curepipe, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritania beat Mauritius 2-0 here Sunday in the return leg of the preliminaries of the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations (Morocco 2015). Full text...

  • Vatican: Pope Francis vows to hold pepertrators of human trafficking accountable
    10 april 2014 17:25:15
    Vatican City, Vatican (PANA) - The Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis I, has pledged to develop partnership between the Church and civil society to bring to justice those responsible for crimes of human trafficking and alleviate the suffering of the victims. Full text...

  • Vatican: Pope bemoans human trafficking, says it's a wound to humanity
    10 april 2014 16:53:58
    Vatican City, Vatican State (PANA) - The Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis I, has slammed human trafficking, calling it "An open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ and a crime against humanity". Full text...

  • Zambia: Canada contributes US$2.7m to integrate former Angolan refugees
    09 april 2014 13:15:54
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Canada has announced a contribution of US$2.7 million to support Zambia, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), in the implementation of the local integration programme for former Angolan refugees and Zambians. Full text...

  • Togo: Govt. moves to prevent cancer of the uterus in Togo
    04 april 2014 17:09:14
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese authorities will soon make available the vaccine, called “Cervarix”, in a bid to prevent cancer of the uterus among women, PANA learnt Friday from official sources here. Full text...

  • Nigeria/Vatican: Jonathan, Pope Francis meet on inter-faith dialogue
    23 march 2014 11:48:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian leader, President Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday at the Vatican conferred with Pope Francis I on the promotion of inter-faith dialogue in Nigeria and other parts of the world to foster greater global peace and security, according to a press statement from the presidency, received here by PANA. Full text...

  • South Africa: ANC reeling in the wake of latest Zuma scandal (A PANA feature by Craig Urquart)
    22 march 2014 10:00:13
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – With less than two months before South Africa’s general elections, President Jacob Zuma has been rocked by yet another political scandal. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan to meet Pope Francis
    19 march 2014 18:55:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is due to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday as part of his forthcoming six-day swing that will also take him to Namibia and Holland, the presidency said in a statement Wednesday. Full text...

  • Togo: Togo's First National Maracana Championship kicks off
    17 march 2014 21:13:30
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The First National Maracana Championship kicked off in Togo over the weekend with 23 teams participating in the budding sport, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Belgium: European military experts to meet Tuesday on CAR crisis
    24 february 2014 15:06:59
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - European military experts will meet here Tuesday to discuss the crisis in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), according to an EU communique issued Monday.Full text...

  • Malawi: Forensic report reveals US$30m was siphoned from Malawi govt. coffers
    24 february 2014 14:26:17
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - A British-funded forensic audit into the massive plunder of the Malawi government coffers has uncovered that over 13 billion Malawi kwacha (over US$ 30 million) was looted by politicians, business persons and civil servants. Full text...

  • Mali: 586 new cases of cancer reported in Mali 2013
    07 february 2014 17:48:55
    Bamako, Mali ( PANA) - Mali recorded 586 new cases of cancer in 2013, an increase of 12% compared to the 2008 figures, PANA learnt during a video conference Thursday at the Radisson Blu Hotel of Bamako.Full text...

  • Congo: CAR caretaker president expected Saturday in Brazzaville
    07 february 2014 16:14:05
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The caretaker President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba-Panza, is expected Saturday in Brazzaville for a working visit to Congo during which she will hold talks with host President Denis Sassou Nguesso, mediator in the CAR crisis, PANA learnt Friday from the Congolese presidency source. Full text...

  • Mali: Former Malian Health Minister guns for Africa's top job at WHO
    06 february 2014 16:13:58
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Former Malian Health Minister and Currently the Executive Director of the World Programme Against Malaria, Dr. Traoré Fatoumata Nafo, is Mali's official candidate for the post of Regional Director of the World Health Organisation (Africa), PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Mauritius: World Cancer Day marked
    04 february 2014 11:26:27
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Cancer is emerging as a major public health challenge that can be attributed to an ageing population, rapid lifestyle modifications and environmental changes in Mauritius, where it has become the third major health threat after diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, PANA reported Tuesday from the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • US: WHO calls for more action to prevent cancer
    03 february 2014 22:36:10
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday called for multi-pronged preventive action including treaties and laws extending tobacco-style restrictions to alcohol and sweetened beverages. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'Cancer, third main killer disease in Mauritius'
    30 january 2014 15:16:36
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Cancer is the third main killer disease in Mauritius after diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, accounting for about 12.1 per cent of the total number of deaths in the small island-nation, a PANA correspondent reported from here, quoting official figures. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU Commissioner for Development to attend AU Summit
    29 january 2014 10:09:16
    Brussells, Belgium (PANA) - EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will attend the African Union (AU) Summit due to open Thursday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the EU said in a statement obtained by PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Electricity contract with Canadian firm under review
    07 january 2014 16:56:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Concerned over its poor performance, the Nigerian government has started the review of the contract it entered into with the Canadian firm, Manitoba Hydro International, for the management of the nation’s power transmission network. Full text...

  • UN, EU hold conference on situation in Central African Republic
    31 december 2013 16:18:33
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) and the UN will hold an international conference on the situation in Central African Republic (CAR) on 20 January, 2014, according to an official communiqué issued Tuesday here. Full text...

  • CAR special envoy meets Niger President Issoufou
    19 december 2013 21:52:39
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The special envoy of Central African Republic (CAR), Bocoum Ibrahim, on Thursday called on Niger's President, Mahamadou Issoufou, and briefed him on the current events in the troubled country where hundreds of civilians have been killed in the past few weeks.Full text...

  • 178 Cameroonian nationals repatriated from CAR
    17 december 2013 11:36:38
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Some 178 Cameroonian nationals living in the Central African Republic (CAR) returned home on Monday via Douala, Cameroon's economic capital city, bringing to 694 the total number of Cameroonians who have been repatriated following the worsening security situation in the CAR, the state-run television station reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • France threatens sanctions against CAR over ministers' sack
    16 december 2013 19:36:35
    Paris, France (PANA) - Expressing concern over the sack of three ministers Sunday by President Michel Djotodia of the Central African Republic (CAR), without the approval of his Prime Minister, the French government has threatened to impose sanctions against the African nation.Full text...

  • 'Cervical cancer, avoidable cause of death among women in sub-Saharan Africa'
    12 december 2013 13:46:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Cervical cancer, 528,000 new cases of which are recorded every year, is most notable in the lower-resource countries of sub-Saharan Africa, according to the latest statistics released Thursday by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), Full text...

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