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  • Gambia: President Barrow makes case for peace in fighting for freedom, justice
    22 september 2017 15:56:38
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of the Gambia has stressed the need for the maintenance of peace in the fight for freedom, justice and sustainable development for all Gambians. Full text...

  • Mali: Rights group says Insecurity keeps more than 150,000 children out of school
    22 september 2017 08:55:28
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - More than 150,000 children are unable to go to school due to a lack of security in northern and central Mali, Amnesty International said on Friday in a report released ahead of the country’s review by the UN’s Human Rights Council. Full text...

  • US: Peace operations ‘not a substitute’ for diplomatic efforts, Security Council told
    20 september 2017 22:35:24
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations peace operations must be deployed in support of – not in place of – active diplomatic efforts, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, as he outlined some critical changes necessary to make these missions more effective. Full text...

  • US: Improving agribusiness competitiveness can boost food security in Africa
    20 september 2017 20:02:36
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - Strategic investments can help unlock potential for agribusiness growth in African nations with low agribusiness competitiveness, food security and agricultural productivity, according to a new analysis released Wednesday by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese First Vice President receives U.S. Congressional delegation
    20 september 2017 17:53:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A U.S. Congressional delegation on intelligence and security, currently on a visit to Sudan, was on Wednesday received by the First Vice President, Lt. Gen. Baki Hassan Salih. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian who helped gain release of Chibok school girls wins award
    18 september 2017 06:51:51
    Maiduguri, Nigeria (PANA) - The Mediator who helped gain release of Chibok girls who were abducted by the terrorist Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has won the humanitarian honour for opening schools amid conflict in troubled area. Full text...

  • US: UN dedicates annual Peace Day to safety, respect for refugees, migrants
    15 september 2017 20:14:13
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations in New York on Friday marked the International Day of Peace with the annual ringing of the peace bell and calls for combatants worldwide to lay down their arms and observe a day of ceasefire and non-violence. Full text...

  • Gambia: UN Special Representative commends Gambia's political process
    13 september 2017 16:37:49
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative Mohamed Ibn Chambas has commended the Gambian government’s initiative to embark on important political process, and renewed the UN’s commitment to support the endeavour along with other partners. Full text...

  • Gambia: ECOMIG soldiers get Peace Medals in Gambia
    08 september 2017 12:10:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Sub-regional soldiers serving in the ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG) will receive ECOWAS Peace Medals for restoring peace and democracy in the tiny West African state, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

  • CAR: Amnesty says civilians facing atrocities in CAR town as UN protection proves ineffective
    08 september 2017 07:11:00
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - A wave of brutal attacks in the Central African Republic, including the systematic rape and murder of civilians, highlights the urgent need for stronger UN action to protect civilians, Amnesty International said on Friday. Full text...

  • US: UN Forum stresses importance of education in building ‘culture of peace’
    08 september 2017 06:12:34
    New York, US (PANA) – Education can promote ideals of non-violence, equality and mutual respect, United Nations officials said on Thursday at a high-level event on how to achieve a culture of peace amid current global challenges and threats to stability, prosperity and the planet. Full text...

  • Mali: UN chief condemns latest attack on peacekeepers
    06 september 2017 19:31:39
    New York, US (PANA) – Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned an attack against a United Nations convoy in the Kidal region of Mali that left two peacekeepers dead and two others seriously injured. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 'Security around Nkwamé Nkrumah Avenue in Ouagadougou reinforced'
    05 september 2017 14:44:49
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – New security measures have been tightened around Nkwamé Nkrumah Avenue in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital, where two terrorist attacks claimed about 50 lives since 2016, Security minister, Simon Compaoré, announced on Monday. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council extends African-led mission in Somalia
    31 august 2017 05:38:33
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2018, approving a reduction of its uniformed personnel to a maximum 21,626 by 31 December 2017, with an eye towards the gradual handover over of responsibilities to Somali security forces. Full text...

  • Gambia: South Korea hosts World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit
    30 august 2017 15:31:52
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The 3rd annual commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit will be held in Seoul, South Korea, in September, organizers announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: 'Sustaining Peace Agenda requires inclusive strategy' – UN deputy chief
    30 august 2017 06:53:37
    New York, US (PANA) – Addressing how best United Nations peacekeeping operations can augment global efforts to sustain peace, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that the nature of today's challenges requires seamless work across peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. Full text...

  • Mali: Aid groups see rising security risk in Mali
    28 august 2017 16:34:27
    Bamakoi, Mali - Two separate attacks on U.N. peacekeeping bases in Mali this month have escalated security concerns for non-governmental and international organizations in the country’s northern and central regions. ) Full text...

  • US: South Sudan's leaders bear 'direct responsibility' for conflict, Security Council told
    25 august 2017 07:25:00
    New York, US (PANA) – A senior United Nations peacekeeping official on Thursday called on the leaders of South Sudan to show genuine political will to achieve sustainable peace in the strife-riven country, stressing that those whose long-time rivalry sparked the ongoing conflict can be the ones to resolve it. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari orders security, military chiefs to contain secessionist, Boko Haram threats
    22 august 2017 18:30:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday issued fresh directives to military and security chiefs to urgently contain secessionists and secure challenges threatening the peace and safe movement of citizens in all parts of the country. Full text...

  • Egypt: 2 Africans nominated for best men's player, best women's coach awards
    18 august 2017 14:02:32
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Two Africans are among the nominees for FIFA's best men's player and best women's coach awards, announced by the World's Football Governing Body on Thursday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambian govt probes into ex-president Jammeh’s assets
    17 august 2017 19:24:54
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The new commission of inquiry probing into the assets and financial dealings of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh continues its sittings in Banjul hearing testimonies from top bankers in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Gambia: South Korea hosts forum on global peace
    17 august 2017 16:37:03
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – South Korea will host in September an international forum on global peace organized by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international non-governmental organization under the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI). Full text...

  • Netherlands: ICC issues warrant of arrest for Libyan Busayf Al-Werfalli
    15 august 2017 16:11:24
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest for Libyan Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli, allegedly responsible for murder as a war crime in the context of the non-international armed conflict in Libya. Full text...

  • Mali: Unidentified gunmen kill one UN peacekeeper in central Mali
    15 august 2017 06:14:54
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali on Monday confirmed the death of a national soldier and one UN peacekeeper in an attack by non-identified gunmen. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda condoles Burkinabe gov't over terrorist attack
    14 august 2017 14:19:33
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda on Monday sent a message of condolence to the government of Burkina Faso following an attack on Sunday by gunmen on a Turkish restaurant in the West African nation's capital city, Ouagadougou, killing 18 people. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief pledges support to displaced civilians in Malakal
    04 august 2017 11:21:20
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Having witnessed first-hand various security challenges and humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, the United Nations peacekeeping chief has wrapped up his three-day mission to the country, which included a visit to the UN Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, where he expressed the Organization's resolve to support the return to stability. Full text...

  • Nigeria: WHO supports Nigeria to create public awareness on viral hepatitis
    03 august 2017 17:51:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) are leading other stakeholders to create more awareness on viral hepatitis and give nationwide visibility to eliminate the deadly disease in Nigeria, the WHO Regional Office for Africa said Thursday. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN official calls for regional engagement in South Sudan peace process
    03 august 2017 06:09:19
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – The United Nations peacekeeping chief said on Wednesday that the involvement of eastern African countries in revitalizing the peace process in South Sudan was among the main topics he discussed with that nation's President, describing such regional engagement “a good thing”. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief urges end to South Sudan war
    02 august 2017 05:25:13
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – The conflict in South Sudan has to end in order to give the peace process there “a better chance of success,” the top United Nations peacekeeping official said on Tuesday, kicking off a three-day trip to the African country. Full text...

  • CAR: UN peacekeeping chief underscores political solution to end CAR violence
    01 august 2017 06:03:19
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – The top United Nations peacekeeping official is in the Central African Republic where he on Monday discussed the security situation and the political process, while paying homage to three UN 'blue helmets' killed in the line of duty in recent days. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN peacekeepers urged to shore up efforts to protect civilians
    30 july 2017 06:20:50
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - As UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix begins a visit to South Sudan from 31 July to 2 August, a human rights group has stressed that UN peacekeepers in the troubled country must shore up efforts to protect civilians. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe: 'Don't be afraid to name your successor,' Grace Mugabe tells 93-yr-old hubby
    29 july 2017 15:40:24
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, on Thursday publicly urged her 93-year-old husband to name a successor, as she waded into a subject that President Robert Mugabe has regarded as taboo.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...

  • US: UN condemns killing of two peacekeepers in Central African Republic
    26 july 2017 19:42:54
    New York, US (PANA) – Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned Tuesday's killing of two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic's (CAR) south-eastern city of Bangassou. Full text...

  • France: 'Libya's failure to achieve national reconciliation is failure for whole region' - President Macron
    26 july 2017 14:47:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron, has expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the meeting he brokered between the two rival leaders in Libya. Full text...

  • France: Rival Libyan leaders meet in Paris to resolve crisis rocking their conflict-ridden country
    25 july 2017 12:25:38
    Paris, France (PANA) - Determined to bring back peace to their fatherland, Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, and Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the rival military commander who controls the east, began a France-brokered meeting in Paris on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council urges South Sudan leaders to seize fresh opportunity for peace
    21 july 2017 19:33:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Members of the United Nations Security Council have urged South Sudanese leaders to seize the opportunity to revitalise the peace process offered by a new plan to bring “estranged” groups together, restore the ceasefire, and fully implement the 2015 peace deal. Full text...

  • Libya: UN Security Council mulls taking over administration in Libya
    21 july 2017 05:54:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A top Libyan politician, Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Hangari, has said that the United States and Russia, in cooperation with other members of the UN Security Council, are discussing a new resolution by the UN Security Council to take over the administration of Libya. Full text...

  • DR Congo: 'More flexibility, mobility for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo'
    19 july 2017 19:31:15
    North Kivu Province, DR Congo (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is changing how it operates to become more flexible and mobile, the head of the mission announced on Wednesday, saying the focus will be on rapid deployment of troops and air surveillance instead of fixed bases. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN chief for peacekeeping operations to visit South Sudan
    19 july 2017 19:24:51
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will visit South Sudan next week to meet with political leaders, humanitarian actors, and internally displaced people living in sites for protection of civilians, it was officially announced here on Wednesday.. Full text...

  • US: 'Int'l community needs to 'change narrative' about Africa' – UN chief Guterres
    19 july 2017 19:23:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Briefing the Security Council on their strengthened collaboration, top officials from the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday highlighted their joint work on peace and security in the Gambia, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as other African countries, and urged adequate, timely and predictable funding. Full text...

  • CAR: Humanitarian group warns CAR 'spiralling into devastating crisis'
    17 july 2017 10:42:24
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - Three years after armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) signed a ceasefire agreement, more than one million people are still displaced, an international humanitarian organisation said on Monday. Full text...

  • Gambia: No security threats from ex-president Jammeh's surrogates - Gov't
    14 july 2017 09:34:17
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The press secretary at the Office of the Gambian President has refuted reports that some ex-soldiers believed to be loyalists of former President Yahya Jammeh are posing external security threats to the government of President Adama Barrow.Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia Parliament approves enhanced measures to preserve public security
    12 july 2017 07:01:20
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The National Assembly of Zambia has approved President Edgar Lungu’s promulgation of enhanced measures to enable security services to curb the rising cases of "politically-motivated fires and vandalism of vital electricity supply lines". Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID chief says situation in Darfur remains fragile
    10 july 2017 20:07:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Joint Special Representative of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Jeremiah Mamabolo, has said the overall situation in the region remains fragile and, therefore, UNAMID strategic priorities remain the same. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia Interior minister denies invasion threat
    10 july 2017 14:15:23
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian Minister of Interior, Mai Ahmed Fatty, has dismissed reports that former President Yahya Jammeh loyalist force is allegedly planning to attack The Gambia. Full text...

  • Sudan: US calls on South Sudan leader to return to dialogue
    09 july 2017 14:58:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The U.S. Department of State has called on South Sudanese leaders to end what it described as “self-destructive violence” and return to political dialogue, and to help South Sudan realise its full potential.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan curfew imposed after series of Al Shabaab attacks enforced
    09 july 2017 12:32:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on 16 locations worst-affected by Islamist terror attacks in north eastern and coastal region in Kenya, comes into effect on Sunday. Full text...

  • US: Strengthening UN peacekeeping tops agenda as chiefs of defence meet
    07 july 2017 20:14:51
    New York, US (PANA) – In the ongoing effort to improve the overall performance of United Nations peacekeeping missions, the heads of the armed forces of around 100 countries met at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday to discuss issues such as rapid deployment, training, increasing the number of female peacekeepers, and conduct and discipline. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO honours 10 for work to eradicate hunger, promote sustainable dev't
    05 july 2017 19:31:16
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Wednesday honoured 10 organizations and individuals for their work on pressing issues of food security and sustainable development Full text...

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