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  • IGAD Special Envoy in South Sudan refutes partisan claims by Machar group
    19 january 2018 19:02:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Envoy for South Sudan, Ismail Wais, has refuted claims by SPLM-IO deputy military spokesman that IGAD and TROIKA were responsible for the ceasefire violations in Bieh State. Full text...

  • Millions of children's lives hang in the balance as South Sudan conflict grinds on – UNICEF chief
    19 january 2018 17:14:05
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Following a two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan, where a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death, the head of the United Nations children's agency has said only an end to hostilities can bring back hope and safety to the children and young people there. Full text...

  • AfDB Chief receives Liberia's highest honour
    17 january 2018 06:49:24
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has been honoured with the "Order of the Star of Africa with the Grade of Grand Band of the Republic of Liberia", during an investiture ceremony hosted by the outgoing Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Full text...

  • Barrow launches Strategy, Directorate for Gambia’s Diaspora
    14 january 2018 12:12:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow of the Gambia on Saturday launched The Gambia Diaspora Strategy and Diaspora Directorate at a ceremony held in Kairaba Beach Hotel in SereKunda. Full text...

  • Gambian president Barrow calls for nationalism, institutional reforms
    12 january 2018 20:01:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President, Adama Barrow on Friday called for nationalism and institutional reforms in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Kenyan President in South Africa to enhance security cooperation
    11 january 2018 18:08:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has started a three-day official visit to South Africa to discuss security, trade cooperation and infrastructure development, the President's office said Thursday.Full text...

  • Gambian President Barrow to meet top gov’t officials over reforms
    10 january 2018 13:43:42
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of Gambia is scheduled to meet over 144 civil servants on January 28 in his drive to reform the civil service sector, a statement from the presidency said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • President Barrow redeploys Gambia’s Civil Service Chief, Interior Minister
    08 january 2018 15:10:38
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President, Adama Barrow, on Monday redeployed Mr Dawda D. Fadera, the Secretary General and Head of Civil Service, to the country’s diplomatic mission in Washington, the United State of America. Full text...

  • Gambian minister calls on Barrow to quit after 3 years
    04 january 2018 13:41:18
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian Minister of Agriculture, Omar Jallow, has asked President Adama Barrow to leave office after three years, saying that the president was selected by the opposition coalition to preside over a transitional government for three years. Full text...

  • Nominees, legends storm Accra for Aiteo CAF Awards 2017
    03 january 2018 15:32:16
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The capital of Ghana, Accra, is abuzz and bracing up for unarguably the biggest football gathering of the new year, the Aiteo CAF Awards 2017. Full text...

  • Joint force to maintain security in two Sudanese states
    01 january 2018 14:59:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Following the 6-month state of emergency imposed by President Omar al-Bashir in the states of Kassala and North Kurdufan, the Sudanese Presidency has formed a joint force of the army and other security organs with wide powers of pursuit, inspection and apprehension in the troubled states. Full text...

  • CAF Award Gala in Accra is CAF's 26th edition
    01 january 2018 14:45:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The annual CAF Awards enter their 26th edition this year and the Awards Gala will take place in the Ghanaian capital, Accra on Thursday, 4 January, 2018. Full text...

  • President Barrow delivers first New Year speech
    31 december 2017 15:55:22
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of the Gambia on Sunday delivered his first New Year statement, outlining his policies and plans to move his country forward. Full text...

  • UN peacekeepers saved many lives in 2017 despite challenges, UN officials say
    29 december 2017 18:28:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 'blue helmets' killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in Côte d'Ivoire, refocused its work in Haiti and will soon complete its mandate in Liberia. Full text...

  • 'Legacy of UN Mission in Liberia tied to outgoing President Johnson Sirleaf'
    28 december 2017 22:53:21
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The legacy of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the outgoing President of Liberia, is connected to the legacy of the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMIL), which will wind down in March after 15 years of operations, a senior UN official said. Full text...

  • UNHCR welcomes South Sudan agreement to revive peace process
    24 december 2017 10:55:13
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the recent agreement by the South Sudan government and opposition groups to revive the stalled peace process, and called for the inclusion of refugees in shaping the destiny of the country. Full text...

  • UN Mission welcomes agreement to revive South Sudan's peace pact
    22 december 2017 17:48:47
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Welcoming the signing of an agreement on cessation of hostilities and improving humanitarian access in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS) has urged all parties to work collectively to ensure durable peace in the nation. Full text...

  • Security Council to consider set of elements in peacekeeping reviews
    22 december 2017 06:42:17
    New York, USA (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed its intention to consider a set of elements when reviewing mandates and configuration of peacekeeping missions. Full text...

  • UNMISS partners for peaceful New Year
    21 december 2017 19:25:50
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – The holiday spirit came to life in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, on Thursday when the Outreach team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) went on a special mission to spread end-of-year holiday season greetings. Full text...

  • African football legends to watch Aiteo CAF Awards Gala 2017 in Accra
    21 december 2017 15:49:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - All previous winners of the African Player of the Year since inception, by CAF, in 1992, are expected to grace the Aiteo CAF Awards Gala 2017, scheduled for Thursday, 4 January, 2018, at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • South Sudan's first UN safe haven for displaced civilians closes
    21 december 2017 05:49:31
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – The first ‘Protection of Civilians’ site – a place of refuge and safety set up next to a United Nations base in South Sudan – has been successfully closed after internally displaced families expressed the desire and confidence to return to their homes, the UN mission in the country said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN chief stresses unity in Security Council to overcome conflict
    20 december 2017 22:08:19
    New York, USA (PANA) – UN Secretary General António Guterres has told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that as conflict and its drivers become more complex, unity in Security Council will be critical, Full text...

  • FAO, WFP step up efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai
    20 december 2017 11:18:53
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict in Greater Kasai. Full text...

  • UN envoy welcomes new Somali policy on role of youth in peacebuilding
    18 december 2017 20:19:36
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy has expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country. Full text...

  • Aiteo CAF Awards 2017: Top three unveiled in each category
    18 december 2017 17:40:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The top three for all the categories of the Aiteo CAF Awards 2017 was unveiled on Monday in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF
    15 december 2017 19:55:43
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse”. Full text...

  • UN Security Council supports regional push to revive South Sudan’s peace pact
    15 december 2017 05:46:41
    New York, USA (PANA) – As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to ‘blue helmets’ killed in DR Congo
    14 december 2017 21:20:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of the country’s peacekeepers recently killed during their mission in a neighbouring country. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeping chief visits injured Tanzanian ‘blue helmets’ in DRC
    13 december 2017 20:44:04
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) – The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Wednesday thanked individually peacekeepers who fought to hold off an attack on 7 December in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • UN honours 14 peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo
    12 december 2017 06:18:41
    Beni, DR Congo (PANA) – The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history. Full text...

  • Gambia denies signing MOU with Russian politician
    11 december 2017 20:57:45
    Banjul, Gambia ( PANA) – The Gambias government on Monday denied ever signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Russian politician and businessman, Mr Anton Bakov, who wanted to invest in the West African country. Full text...

  • Number of families separated by conflict, natural disasters at all time high - ICRC
    11 december 2017 20:35:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The number of families being separated by conflict, violence and natural disaster is at a five-year high, according to data from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Full text...

  • Security Council considers measures to support regional force in Sahel
    09 december 2017 04:04:22
    New York, USA (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution clarifying the ways in which the international community, including the UN mission in Mali – known by its French acronym MINUSMA – is expected to provide support to a multi-country joint military force conducting counter-terrorist operations in the Sahel. Full text...

  • Nigeria Police react to terror alert by US, UK govts
    05 december 2017 11:48:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Police Headquarters on Tuesday allayed the fears of Nigerians over the red alert issued by the US and UK missions on possible terror attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and six States of the federation, reassuring residents of the identified States not to panic as adequate security measures have been put in place. Full text...

  • UN voices support for Somali govt's efforts at first-ever security conference
    04 december 2017 21:27:26
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – At Somalia's first-ever security conference, hosted by the country’s Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” in the capital, Mogadishu, participants have agreed to speed up security sector reform and develop a plan to transfer primary responsibility for the country’s security from the United Nations-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to its own security forces. Full text...

  • President Barrow appoints new Interior minister
    04 december 2017 19:22:04
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Monday named Habib Saihou Drammeh as Minister of Interior. Full text...

  • UNN Arts professor, El Anatsui, honoured by Alma-mater in Ghana
    04 december 2017 15:40:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Prof. El Anatsui, the globally-celebrated Ghanaian Sculptor and Emeritus Professor in Sculpture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), has added an honorary Doctor of Letters award by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Ghana, to his bag full of honours. Full text...

  • UN West Africa cheers regional initiatives on governance, others
    02 december 2017 17:06:52
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – A meeting in Monrovia of UN heads of Missions in West Africa has welcomed regional initiatives aimed at addressing persistent challenges to governance, security, humanitarian needs, and human rights, including sexual and gender-based violence, in West Africa and the Sahel. Full text...

  • Experts, policy-makers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation
    02 december 2017 09:43:27
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Although Africa has registered strong economic growth in recent years, this growth is not inclusive as poverty and inequality continue to prevail. Full text...

  • Liberian health worker receives Florence Nightingale Award
    30 november 2017 19:16:14
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - A professional nurse and former staff of the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), Mrs. Roselyn Nugba Ballah, Thursday received the Florence Nightingale Medal in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Full text...

  • President Bai Koroma arrives in Gambia
    30 november 2017 15:03:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone on Thursday arrived in the Gambia for a two-day working visit. Full text...

  • Security Council urged to support South Sudan's peace process revitalization
    29 november 2017 06:49:05
    New York, USA (PANA) – The arrival of the dry season in South Sudan could lead to more fighting that would undermine the political process and cause additional civilian casualties and displacement, a senior United Nations official cautioned the Security Council on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda destroys 130 tonnes of ammunitions
    27 november 2017 15:40:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - As part of its efforts to control the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, Rwanda on Monday started a week-long process of destroying 130 tonnes of expired weapons which present one of the biggest security challenges currently facing countries in Eastern Africa region, an authoritative source confirmed to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Gambian President moves to State House
    24 november 2017 15:57:22
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President, Adama Barrow, will Monday, 27 November, 2017, move to the State House in Banjul, the Gambian capital city, for the first time since assuming power in January, according to official sources. Full text...

  • 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...

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