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  • India: AfDB announces winners of Africa Development Impact Awards
    25 may 2017 19:56:07
    Ahmedabad, india (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday unveiled winners of the Africa Development Impact during its Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, with Lerato Mbele acting as master of ceremony and Nollywood actress, Omotola J. Ekeinde, handing over the awards.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council urged to advance ‘common strategy’ on South Sudan political process
    25 may 2017 05:18:14
    New York, US (PANA) – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has urged the Security Council to unite behind a common strategy for advancing the political process and peace in the crisis-torn country. Full text...

  • US: UN honours dedication and service of peacekeepers
    24 may 2017 20:00:01
    New York, US (PANA) – While the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is 29 May, the Organization on Wednesday held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 people who have died on duty since 1948 and acknowledge the dedication and courage of those serving on the ground. Full text...

  • India: AfDB unveils winners of 2017 African Bankers Awards
    24 may 2017 16:36:05
    Ahmedabad, India (PANA) - Winners of the 2017 African Banker Awards were announced at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Ahmedabad, India, venue of the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Full text...

  • Jordan: Conflicts threaten lives of 24 million children in the Middle East, North Africa
    24 may 2017 16:26:13
    Amman, Jordan (PANA) - Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in Yemen, Syria, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Full text...

  • US: UN announces new secure Internet app to aid UN peacekeeping
    24 may 2017 05:13:27
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations peacekeeping office has announced a new software application that is enhancing efficiency and situational awareness in the field. Full text...

  • Mali: Two UN ‘blue helmets’ killed in attack in northern Mali
    23 may 2017 19:57:11
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and another injured on Tuesday morning in an ambush in the northern Kidal region.Full text...

  • South Africa: South African film scoops major awards
    22 may 2017 14:07:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nigerian-born South African filmmaker, Akin Omotoso, has expressed disbelief after his latest film, Vaya, received 11 nominations in all the top categories of the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (Amaas) – the most any film on the continent has received. Full text...

  • Kenya: 'Inclusive finance key to food security in East, Southern Africa' - IFAD
    22 may 2017 14:03:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Ugandan Government have brought together policy makers and development practitioners for a three-day meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: UN chief welcomes return to calm after unrest in Cote d'Ivoire
    17 may 2017 13:27:50
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has commended the Ivorian government for restoring security following a mutiny over pay, his spokesperson said. Full text...

  • Mali: New peacekeeping chief praises Mali's support for UN mission
    17 may 2017 06:28:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – During his first working visit to Mali, United Nations peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday met in the capital, Bamako, with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other senior Malian officials, whom he thanked for their constructive and sustained cooperation with the UN integrated mission in the country, known by the French acronym, MINUSMA. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: UN honours fallen ‘blue helmets’
    13 may 2017 07:47:55
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) – The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) held a memorial ceremony on Friday in honour of five peacekeepers who lost their lives after their convoy was attacked in the south-eastern part of the country earlier this week. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana to introduce single biometric identification system
    12 may 2017 11:12:54
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana intends to upgrade the country’s biometric platform to accommodate all identification requirements of various government departments. Full text...

  • CAR: Rights groups, public demand accountability for crimes in CAR armed conflict
    11 may 2017 06:57:24
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Human rights watchdog Amnesty International and civil society organisations in Central African Republic (CAR) are on Thursday launching a national campaign urging authorities in the country to tackle a deeply entrenched culture of impunity which has prevented thousands of victims of human rights abuses and crimes under international law from receiving any form of justice. Full text...

  • US: UN boss Guterres condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in CAR
    10 may 2017 19:04:50
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack against a convoy of the UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) that left four dead, one missing and 10 others evacuated. Full text...

  • US: EU an ‘indispensable’ UN partner, Security Council told
    10 may 2017 05:53:11
    New York, (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has become over the past 60 years of its existence, a “superpower for peace” focused not only on regional stability and security but also on sustainable development for all, the EU’s senior most diplomat told the Security Council on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: UN Mission condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers
    09 may 2017 18:24:36
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has strongly condemned Monday's attack on one of its convoys in the country’s south that killed one Cambodian peacekeeper. Full text...

  • Sudan: Complications face formation of new accord gov't - Spokesman
    09 may 2017 17:39:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese Information Minister and official spokesman of the government, Ahmed Bilal Osman, has stated that the expected formation of the long-awaited National Accord government (NAG) is facing a number of complications.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyans arrested in South Sudan enroute ISIS camp
    09 may 2017 15:51:38
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Four people, three of them Kenyans and a Somali national, have been arrested in Juba, South Sudan, on their way to Libya, where security forces believed they planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe to join the Islamic State (ISIS), Kenyan Police Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: FIFA announces individual, collective awards
    09 may 2017 10:18:24
    Nassau, Bahamas (PANA) - Following the conclusion of the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the World Soccer Governing Body has announced awards to the 3 best players of the tournament, 3 top goal scorers, and the best goalkeeper. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN peacekeepers deployed to enable aid delivery to Upper Nile's Aburoc area
    07 may 2017 16:33:13
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has deployed peacekeeping troops to Aburoc in the Upper Nile region to help enable the delivery of much needed humanitarian assistance to the 50,000 people displaced from their home, the Mission announced on Sunday.Full text...

  • Gambia: President Barrow says he inherited low-performing public service
    06 may 2017 18:38:37
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow says his government inherited many challenges, including a low-performing public service, lacking in accountability and credible policy direction.Full text...

  • Italy: Worsening food insecurity forcing more people to migrate - UN report
    05 may 2017 15:48:53
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Highlighting the complex link between food insecurity and migration – where increase in one forces the other to rise and then spirals back to push the former even higher – the United Nations food relief agency has urged greater investments in food security and livelihoods at places of origin to prevent displacement and reduce forced onward migration.Full text...

  • Mali: Liberian ‘Blue helmet’ killed in attack on UN Mission camp in Mali
    05 may 2017 04:53:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A United Nations peacekeeper from Liberia was killed and nine others injured when their camp came under attack in the Malian city of Timbuktu, the UN Integrated Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, has reported. Full text...

  • US: Survivors of sexual violence in war zones are 'victims of conflict' - UN report
    03 may 2017 20:59:26
    New York, US (PANA) - Survivors of sexual violence in war zones need to be recognised as legitimate victims of conflict and terrorism, and not blamed, stigmatised or shamed, the United Nations has said in an annual report to be presented to the Security Council. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO to honour jailed Eritrean-Swedish journo on World Press Freedom Day
    28 april 2017 16:42:43
    Paris, France (PANA) - Jailed Eritrean-Swedish playwright, journalist and writer Dawit Isaak will be awarded the 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on 3 May in Jakarta, Indonesia, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced Friday. Full text...

  • Botswana: ECOWAS judiciary women honour Botswana’s President
    28 april 2017 10:03:40
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President has received an accolade from the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice Women Forum. Full text...

  • US: South Sudan’s political process ‘not dead’ but needs ‘resuscitation’ – UN envoy
    25 april 2017 20:14:02
    New York, U|S (PANA) - The political process in South Sudan is not dead but requires significant resuscitation, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the crisis-torn country told the Security Council on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: Peacekeepers in South Sudan working to strengthen protection of civilians – UN chief
    19 april 2017 20:00:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has done “significant work” to more effectively protect civilians and respond in case of a crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said in a letter to the President of the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Amnesty International slams Egypt's 'draconian' security amendments laws
    19 april 2017 10:37:32
    Tunis. Tunisia (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, says a set of legislative amendments approved by the Egyptian parliament last week in the name of security will sanction mass arbitrary arrests, enable indefinite detention without charge or trial and will severely undermine fair trial guarantees. Full text...

  • Mali: UN peacekeepers, Malian forces targeted in ‘cowardly’ terrorist attacks
    19 april 2017 08:03:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali has strongly condemned the “cowardly” attacks that took place against its personnel as well as members of the national armed forces, and voiced deep concern at ongoing insecurity in the northern and central parts of the country. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir vows to impose peace all over Sudan
    17 april 2017 10:57:24
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir has vowed to bring all parts of the Sudan under his government's control and to impose security, peace and stability. Full text...

  • Ghana: Former Ghana President Rawlings lashes out at West for Syria missile strikes
    12 april 2017 10:32:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's former president Jerry John Rawlings has lashed out at the West following last week's missile strikes against Syria describing it another display of the military might of the United States. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO invites entries for UNESCO-UNAM / Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in social sciences, humanities and arts
    08 april 2017 08:10:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO has called on Members States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO to submit nominations for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2017. Full text...

  • Botswana: UN challenged to proactively resolve Syrian conflict
    07 april 2017 11:06:13
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana on Friday reiterated its call to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the international community to urgently act and resolve conflict in Syria.Full text...

  • US: Guterres says adapting UN peace operations to changing world a 'shared responsibility'
    07 april 2017 09:35:10
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations peacekeepers face a raft of challenges – terrorism, hostile host governments, floods of illicit weapons, and sometimes being deployed to places where peace itself is at stake – Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, underscoring that all parts of the UN have a role to play in making sure 'blue helmets' can deliver on the mandates assigned to them. Full text...

  • UN: New UN peacekeeping chief tasks Malian parties on peace deal
    06 april 2017 20:32:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The new UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Thursday stressed the need for the parties to the conflict in Mali to redouble their efforts to accelerate the implementation of their 2015 peace agreement while expressing a concern about the volatile security situation in the West African country. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Small Island Developing States discuss global programme on food security
    05 april 2017 17:19:31
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - High level technicians in food security and nutrition from seven Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions are meeting for three days in Mauritius to provide specific inputs to the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Food Security and Nutrition in SIDS.Full text...

  • Belgium: EU moves to reduce financing of armed groups through conflict minerals
    03 april 2017 09:37:20
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council (EC) on Monday adopted a regulation aimed at stopping the financing of armed groups through trade in conflict minerals. Full text...

  • US: Security Council extends DRC peacekeeping mandate, but reduces troop strength
    01 april 2017 07:15:52
    New York, US (PANA) – The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year but reduced the number of troops. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum rejects US warning on travel to Sudan
    31 march 2017 17:31:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Friday rejected a warning by the U.S. Department of State to American citizens against travelling to Sudan's Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordufan regions on grounds of security. Full text...

  • US: Troika on South Sudan calls for end to conflict
    31 march 2017 09:29:27
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The members of the Troika on South Sudan (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reiterate their strong support for the combined efforts of the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and United Nations to end the conflict in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Central Africa Republic: Half of Central African population goes hungry
    30 march 2017 18:54:43
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - One year after the Central African Republic elected President Faustin Archange Touadera to power, violence and insecurity remain unchecked and half the population is going hungry, warned Oxfam on Thursday. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Conflict in South Sudan affecting food security in "stable states"
    30 march 2017 16:46:30
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is affecting food security in some of the country’s more “stable states,” the head of the United Nations Mission UN in South Sudan, David Shearer said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Financial hurdles cripple AU policy on post-conflict reconstruction
    29 march 2017 18:34:25
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Acute financial challenges continue to cripple efforts of the African Union to implement its Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) Policy, though the AU Commission has developed operational guidelines for adoption of the policy at regional and national levels. Full text...

  • Kenya: Involve victims to prevent conflicts, Great Lakes Region told
    28 march 2017 15:48:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - As Burundi and South Sudan teeter on the verge of renewed conflict, with warnings of possible genocides, governments in the region should involve victims in preventing conflicts, according to a report released Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Outgoing UN peacekeeping chief praises reduced cost of operations
    24 march 2017 21:09:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The outgoing UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsous, says UN peacekeeping is becoming more agile and capable and the cost for each peacekeeper has fell 16 per cent in recent years, dropping the entire budget of the blue helmets worldwide to around US$7.2 billion. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU, partners consider exit strategy for peacekeeping force in Somalia
    23 march 2017 19:56:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An exit strategy and transition plan for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with a clear roadmap should be put in place for the Somali security forces to assume their primary responsibility, a high-level consultation on the future of the AU peacekeeping force agreed on Thursday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Suspected terrorist killed in northern Burkina Faso
    23 march 2017 18:35:46
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Harouna Dicko, a suspected terrorist responsible for several attacks in northern Burkina Faso, was shot dead on Wednesday night by Burkina Faso's defence and security forces, media reported on Thursday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to reopen office in Western Sahara
    23 march 2017 17:16:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Expressing concern that all efforts aimed at finding a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara have so far failed to achieve the expected results, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has requested the AU Commission to immediately reopen the AU Office in Laayoune, the largest city of the disputed territory. Full text...

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