African Cup of Nations (CAF)
  • South Africa: Opposition Chieftain denies sexual misconduct allegations
    04 may 2015 14:54:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Ahead of the elective congress of South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), the party’s parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has slammed an anonymous e-mail campaign accusing him of being part of a party sex ring. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: 'New Constitution should leave no space for impunity'
    04 may 2015 11:53:28
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Ahead of a national reconciliation forum scheduled to start in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), Monday, Amnesty International has challenged the country's authorities to amend clauses in a proposed new constitution that could undermine the fight against impunity.Full text...

  • Congo: Sassou Nguesso says ‘forests, wildlife part of common heritage in Africa’
    27 april 2015 19:17:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – "Forests and wildlife are part of our common African heritage but are disappearing at an alarming pace," President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo said Monday as the continent’s Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in the Congolese capital for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari seeks ECOWAS backing for Nigerian candidate in AfDB president race
    21 april 2015 20:31:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has requested the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to support the candidacy of Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, as the next president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF approves US$7.63m support for CAR's emergency recovery programme
    21 march 2015 06:47:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a US$7.63 million disbursement for Central African Republic (CAR) in support of the country's emergency economic recovery programme, the Fund announced late Friday. Full text...

  • Egypt: Afreximbank helps African exporters compete with global players
    25 february 2015 15:28:06
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is successfully supporting African exporters to compete effectively with global players in African markets, Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra has said in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, where the bank is based. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Canada concerned about postponement of Nigerian general elections
    09 february 2015 19:32:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, Mr. Deepak Obhrai, on Monday expressed his government's concern about the postponement of Nigeria’s presidential, legislative and state elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Full text...

  • UN: On World Cancer Day, UN nuclear agency calls for equitable access for all patients
    05 february 2015 08:13:23
    New York US (PANA) - As the international community marks the World Cancer Day to remember the millions of preventable deaths caused by the disease, the Director-General of the UN Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr. Yukiya Amano, has said a huge percentage of the world’s cancer deaths occurring in developing countries can be prevented.Full text...

  • Cape Verde: USAID donates money to victims of volcanic eruption
    29 january 2015 13:45:50
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has released US$ 50,000 to the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Cape Verde, to enable it assist local authorities in meeting the emergency needs of the victims of the volcanic eruption on 23 November, says a USAID communiqué Thursday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Cape Verde thanks Angola for assistance during volcanic eruption
    27 january 2015 14:35:58
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Cape Verdean minister of foreign relations, Jorge Tolentino, on Monday delivered a thank-you message from the Cape Verdean president, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, to his Angolan counterpart, José Eduardo dos Santos. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dlamini-Zuma prods AU members to invest more in youth
    26 january 2015 14:21:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Africa's leadership must do more and better for African youth, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told the 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR, partners renew appeal for support as more flee violence in CAR
    23 january 2015 13:07:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN refugee agency and 18 partners are presenting the Regional Refugee Response Plan to assist more than 460,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) who have fled to neighbouring countries, a spokesperson for the agency said Friday as a press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Gambia: GFF hails CAF’s African Referee of the Year
    11 january 2015 19:38:46
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia’s Football Federation (GFF) has on Sunday hailed the choice of local referee Bakary Papa Gassama by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as 2014 Referee of the Year. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Footballer sentenced for calling for aid for Volcano victims
    14 december 2014 11:26:26
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – Cape Verdian footballer, Kuka, who plays for Portuguese first division club, Estoril Praia, has been sentenced by the League of Clubs after unveiling a T-shirt on Saturday calling for aid for the victims of the volcanic eruption on the island of Fogo. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Eruption causes damages worth 50m euro to Cape Verde
    13 december 2014 15:41:37
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - Cape Verde Prime Minister José Maria Neves said that damages caused by the volcanic eruption on the island of Fogo have surpassed the 50-million-euro mark. Full text...

  • Sao Tome and Principe: Govt members donate salaries to volcano victims in Cape Verde
    13 december 2014 15:27:52
    Sao Tomé, Sao Tomé and Principe (PANA) - Members of the new government in Sao Tome will donate 20% of their monthly salaries to victims of the volcano that erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, PANA reported from here Saturday. Full text...

  • Peru: 'Negotiate for a strong new climate agreement' – ECA official urges Africa
    10 december 2014 19:12:26
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – As pressure builds on ministers meeting at the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, to come up with a draft Paris agreement to be adopted next year, a senior official of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has urged African nations here to have the resolve to negotiate for a balanced global climate agreement.Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Guinea Bissau grants Cape Verde US$ 75,000 for victims of volcanic eruption
    09 december 2014 14:35:52
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - The Foreign Minister of Guinea Bissau, Mario Lopes da Rosa, on Monday presented a cheque of US$ 75,000 to the Government of Cape Verde as part of efforts made to help victims of the ongoing volcanic eruption in the Cape Verdean island of Fogo. Full text...

  • 2015 WWC: Nigeria in 'Group of Death'
    06 december 2014 20:54:24
    Ottawa, Canada (PANA) - African champions Nigeria have been drawn in the 'Group of Death' at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada, being the only team that is outside FIFA's top 10 ranking in the group.Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR says CAR remains one of largest humanitarian crises
    05 december 2014 17:38:26
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The situation in Central African Republic (CAR) remains one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, yet it is at risk of becoming overshadowed by other pressing crises if more support is not provided, according to UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Lack of logistic components halts Nigerian military training by US
    04 december 2014 18:58:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria Thursday finally broke its silence over the discontinued training of an Army battalion by the US military, stating that the decision was taken because of unavailability of logistic components required for effective execution of the programme. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Brazil President Roussef in solidarity with Cape Verde victims of volcano eruption
    04 december 2014 18:45:08
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – Brazilian President Dilma Roussef has sent a solidarity message to Cape Verde President Jorge Carlos Fonseca following the 23 November volcano eruption on Fogo Island, official sources in Praia said Thursday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: European Commission assists Cape Verde following volcanic eruption
    03 december 2014 09:14:52
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - The European Commission has announced the establishment of a civil protection mechanism to assist Cape Verde to cope with the effects of the volcanic eruption which started 23 Nov. on Fogo Island, PANA learned from reliable sources. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 739 candidates for 62 seats in Mauritius legislative polls
    25 november 2014 08:52:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A total of 739 persons, including 128 women, will contest in the legislative elections scheduled for 10 Dec. on the island, PANA learnt Tuesday morning from the Office of the Electoral Commission in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Kenya: IPPF prods African journalists to promote reproductive health
    24 november 2014 17:42:54
    Nairobi, Kenya(PANA) - The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Journalists Network Conference opened here Monday with a call on media practitioners across Africa to help promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues among the people.Full text...

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