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  • Gambia eyes ECOWAS Presidency
    22 november 2017 12:43:18
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambia is putting up a candidate for the presidency of the sub-regional bloc Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission. Full text...

  • Gambia to embark on reform of the Civil Service
    22 november 2017 12:18:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambian government is taking steps to reform the civil service, Mrs Amie Bojang-Sissoho, Director of Press and Public Relations at the Office of the President, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN chief urges cooperation to tackle security challenges in Mediterranean
    18 november 2017 05:06:32
    New York, USA (PANA) – The Mediterranean – a confluence of civilizations, cultures, religions, trade and migration – is facing multiple security challenges, such as terrorism, illicit trade in narcotics, environmental degradation and forced displacement, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. Full text...

  • 'UN plan for post-conflict transition in Libya makes headway'
    17 november 2017 05:02:42
    New York, US (PANA) – The political process for a successful post-conflict transition in Libya has made significant headway over the past two months, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges for UN peackeeping missions
    16 november 2017 07:19:50
    vancouver, Canada (PANA) – Dozens of new pledges of military equipment and expertise to make United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world more efficient, effective and reactive, were made at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, in Vancouver, Canada, on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN mission in CAR mandate extended, additional ‘blue helmets’ authorised
    16 november 2017 06:36:36
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the Organization’s peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) until 15 November 2018 and increased the mission’s troop level by 900 military personnel. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeping chief outlines ‘very serious challenge’ facing Mali operation
    15 november 2017 22:33:41
    Vancouver, Canada (PANA) – The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said. Full text...

  • Security Council renews mandate of UN peacekeeping force in Abyei for six months
    15 november 2017 22:16:41
    New York, USA (PANA) – The Security Council on Wednesday extended until 15 May 2018 the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei, a contested area on the Sudan-South Sudan border. Full text...

  • International forum on peace, security in Africa ends
    15 november 2017 09:13:21
    Diamniadio, Senegal (PANA) – The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa ended on Tuesday in the Senegalese city of Diamniadio, with a call on Africa to rely on itself first to ensure its security before appealing to the international community.Full text...

  • Chad wants Africa to rule its destiny against terrorism
    14 november 2017 17:43:19
    Diamniadio, Senegal (PANA) - Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké has urged African countries to get strongly engaged in the fight against terroism.Full text...

  • Rwandan police ranked highest in East Africa on global Police Index
    08 november 2017 18:02:47
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Police are ranked first in East African region and 50th at the global level, according to the World Internal Security and Police Index which was released on Wednesday by the International Police Science Association (IPSA).Full text...

  • ICRC to launch new video, online game in campaign against war
    07 november 2017 10:34:12
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it will this week launch a new phase in its public awareness campaign on the need and relevance of the laws of war.Full text...

  • UN Security Council considers boost in UN peacekeepers numbers in CAR
    07 november 2017 06:36:28
    New York, US (PANA) – The Security Council is deciding whether to increase the number of United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the recommendations put forward by Secretary-General António Guterres for strengthening the operation, which was discussed at Monday’s meeting in New York. Full text...

  • Security Council recognises contributions of police components to UN peacekeeping
    07 november 2017 06:29:04
    New York, USA (PANA) – The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution stressing the important contribution that United Nations policing can provide in peacekeeping and special political missions throughout the conflict cycle. Full text...

  • Botswana remains steadfast on global issues - President Khama
    06 november 2017 15:34:29
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - President Ian Khama says Botswana will continue to play a critical and influential role in the promotion of global issues. Full text...

  • Bashir, Kiir agree to directly supervise implementation of peace agreements signed 4 years ago
    02 november 2017 18:18:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan and his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir, said they are taking into their hands the question of implementing agreements they signed four years ago as well as those signed this week, on economic and security cooperation.Full text...

  • Libya's presidential council to tighten security in Tripoli
    02 november 2017 07:54:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the presidential council of the Libyan government of national accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, has approved several security programmes aimed at maintaining public safety in Tripol. Full text...

  • UN Mission in South Sudan weighs re-establishing presence in north-eastern town
    02 november 2017 06:29:05
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – The United Nations peacekeeping mission is expected to reach vulnerable people in remote parts of South Sudan, as it takes a more “nimble and proactive” approach, the head of the operation said on Wednesday during a visit to a hard-to-reach area in the country’s north-east. Full text...

  • Rwandan authorities hunting 3 escapee prisoners from high-security prison in Southern Rwanda
    01 november 2017 13:13:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan law enforcement officers are searching for three prisoners, including a former journalist and director of a religious local radio station, Cassien Ntamuhanga, who escaped early this week from one of the high-security prisons in Mpanga, Southern Rwanda, authoritative sources confirmed Wednesday in Kigali.Full text...

  • EU commits US$430 million for security, peace building in Africa
    31 october 2017 16:03:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The European Union (EU) Tuesday announced that it is spending a total of US$430 million for security and peace building in Africa for the period 2014 to 2020. Full text...

  • Libyan officials report 36 unidentified bodies found alongside road to Benghazi
    27 october 2017 17:29:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 36 bodies of unidentified persons have been found along the main road linking Al-Abiar city to Benghazi, Libyan security officials said on Friday indicating the persistence of insecurity in the country. Full text...

  • UN chief stresses need to support CAR's peacebuilding strategy
    27 october 2017 05:03:45
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) – On the third day of his visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to support the conflict-ravaged country’s peacebuilding and recovery strategy. Full text...

  • Togo striker Francis Kone scoops FIFA Award for life-saving move
    24 october 2017 12:19:58
    London, UK (PANA) - Togolese striker, Francis Kone, has been honoured by FIFA for his life-saving actions in a Czech league match. Full text...

  • Award-winning Cristiano Ronaldo wants a 7th Men's player-of-the-year award
    24 october 2017 12:04:55
    London, UK (PANA) - Not satisfied with his fifth Men’s Player of the Year award, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal says he has his eyes on a “lucky seventh” piece of FIFA silverware, indicating that the number 7 is his lucky number. Full text...

  • Around 4 million displaced persons registered in DR Congo
    18 october 2017 18:21:39
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Between 3.8 and 4 million displaced persons were registered by 30 September in various DR Congo provinces, a UN country team spokesperson, Joseph Makamba, said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • 'Somalia drought, conflict force one million people to flee'
    18 october 2017 07:13:08
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Over 1 million people in Somalia have been forced to abandon their homes this year seeking food and water, mainly due to drought, an international humanitarian agency said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Government lays out plan to stave off famine in Burkina Faso
    16 october 2017 20:08:22
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Facing the possibility of famine hitting several areas of Burkina Faso, the country's Ministry of Agriculture has set up a response plan to food insecurity with an outlay of 22 billion CFA Francs, official sources said on Monday.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya wins big at 2017 World Travel Awards
    12 october 2017 15:06:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya triumphed at the 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) in Kigali,Rwanda, scooping top awards in different categories, the Kenya Tourism Board KTB) says Full text...

  • Mali: Regional conference on security in West Africa to open Thursday in Bamako
    11 october 2017 14:26:02
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A regional conference, devoted to the security situation in West Africa and the Sahelian region, opens on Thursday in Bamako, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia to get constitutional review commission
    10 october 2017 17:15:43
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's Justice minister, Abubacarr Tambadou, has hinted that the West African country will soon establish a Constitutional Review Commission, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Gov't denies rumours of 'imminent terrorist attack' in Ouagadougou
    10 october 2017 11:08:47
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Government of Burkina Faso on Tuesday denied reports of an "imminent terrorist attack" in the capital, Ouagadougou.Full text...

  • US: Two UN ‘blue helmets’ killed in attack in DRC's North Kivu
    09 october 2017 19:38:21
    New York, US (PANA) – Two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and several injured in an attack on their base in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a UN spokesperson said on Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to support Africa’s initiative to strengthen livestock development
    09 october 2017 18:16:34
    Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Agro-Industry and Food Security Minister Mahen Kumar Seeruttun on Monday said initiatives aiming at increasing food security, resilience to climate change and improving livelihood should be encouraged and supported. Full text...

  • Sudan: Rebel leader Machar ready to end war in South Sudan
    08 october 2017 16:38:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Former South Sudan Vice President and currently rebel leader Riek Machar has voiced willingness for reaching peace and for ending the war upon the start of the peace process in South Sudan. Full text...

  • US: Swift action needed in Mali as civilians still face threats – UN envoy
    06 october 2017 06:18:16
    New York, US (PANA) – While recent crises threatening the peace process in Mali had been overcome and new agreements reached, progress must be accelerated as the situation remains perilous for peacekeepers and civilians, the head of United Nations peacekeeping efforts in the West African country told the Security Council in New York on Thursday. Full text...

  • US: UN peacekeeping chief seeks speedy deployment of uniformed personnel
    06 october 2017 05:56:53
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations peacekeeping chief on Thursday said rapid deployment of uniformed personnel to the field is a costly, complex and difficult process that requires the commitment of the contributors, the host country and neighbors, as well as the support of the Security Council. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Nigerian educator receives 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award
    03 october 2017 10:27:15
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Monda night honoured Zannah Mustapha with the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony in Geneva for founding a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: FIFA taskforce unveils roadmap to peace for Sierra Leone’s warring parties
    02 october 2017 13:06:21
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - A new time frame for ending the bitter in-fighting that has plunged Sierra Leone football into turmoil has been agreed following a FIFA task force visit to the capital Freetown. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Renowned Ghanaian Sculptor, El Anatsui, adds more int'l awards to his long list
    30 september 2017 06:32:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Globally-celebrated Ghanaian Sculptor, Prof. El Anatsui, has been honoured with the most internationally-prestigious award in art - the Japan’s Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award, according to a statement unveiled recently in New York, US, by The Japan Art Association at the famous Juilliard School. Full text...

  • Niger: UNDP offers communication material to strengthen public security in Niger
    28 september 2017 19:59:29
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday handed over to Niger's Ministry of Interior communication equipment worth US$ 2 million to offered by Japan to beef up local and regional security. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Peacekeepers deployed to protect civilians in Uvira
    28 september 2017 13:19:05
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – In response to clashes between presumed armed groups and the Congolese national army (FARDC) in the area of Uvira in South Kivu province, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Wednesday rapidly deployed troops in order to deter any attack to the city and to avoid the escalation of the conflict. Full text...

  • US: South Sudan warring parties showing ‘little interest’ in peace process - UN envoy
    27 september 2017 06:17:43
    New York, US (PANA) – A window of opportunity for compromise over the 2015 peace agreement by warring parties in South Sudan is narrow, the United Nations envoy for the country said in New York on Tuesday, stressing the urgency to find a political solution and for international support to the process. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council strongly condemns deadly attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali
    26 september 2017 19:58:26
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the attack by unknown assailants against a UN mission convoy in the region of Gao, northern Mali, on 24 September, that left three Bangladeshi peacekeepers dead and injured four others. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Global warming brews trouble in coffee homeland Ethiopia
    26 september 2017 14:41:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Ethiopia is likely to lose half of its coffee growing area due to global warming, according to a groundbreaking new study published Tuesday by Nature Plants, an exclusively online scientific journal. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Parliament discusses draft law on warehousing receipt system in Rwanda
    25 september 2017 17:12:41
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Parliament on Monday started considering a draft law that would regulate warehouse receipt system as this East African nation seeks to formalize it as a new way for financing agriculture through a commodities exchange.Full text...

  • US: UN Secretary-General condemns killing of peacekeepers in Mali
    25 september 2017 06:21:04
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Sunday's attack against a convoy of the United Nations mission in northern Mali that killed three Bangladeshi peacekeepers. Full text...

  • Sudan: Zimbabwean named Int'l Female Police Peacekeeper 2017
    23 september 2017 11:39:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An African police peacekeeper from Zimbabwe has been selected as the international female police peacekeeper for the year 2017, the UN said.Full text...

  • 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...

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