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  • Gambian President to attend ECOWAS Summit in Togo
    28 july 2018 15:49:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow will attend the joint Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Economic Community of West African States Authority of Heads of States (ECOWAS) and government summit on Security, Stability and fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism slated to run from 30th – 31st July in Togo. Full text...

  • Barrow spells out moves towards digital revolution in Gambia
    27 july 2018 09:29:42
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow has spelt out the communications and digital policy of his government geared towards digital revolution and connecting the Gambia to the world’s digital economy. Full text...

  • IFAD ready to partner G20 in attaining sustainable food production
    26 july 2018 15:55:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has offered the institution's full support for efforts to increase the sustainable production of nutritious foods.Full text...

  • Buhari calls for greater synergy among African leaders in tackling insecurity
    26 july 2018 15:00:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday called for greater synergy among African leaders in tackling the problem of insecurity in the continent. Full text...

  • US to re-establish Military Relations with Gambia
    25 july 2018 16:07:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Ambassador Alexander Laskaris, Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, United States Africa Command (AfriComm), on Wednesday announced that the US is committed to supporting Gambia’s Security Sector Reform program. Full text...

  • Kenyan lawyer honoured for AIDS pro-bono work
    24 july 2018 15:04:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan lawyer, Allan Achesa Maleche, has been named winner of the Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award. Full text...

  • Zambian Minister turns away late comers to the office
    23 july 2018 14:16:23
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo, on Monday sent away civil servants who came late for work at the Lusaka provincial administration office in the capital, Lusaka. Full text...

  • South Africa hosts International Peace Summit
    16 july 2018 17:42:53
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – South Africa will play host to “African Leaders of Peace Summit” which will gather ministers, civil society organisations, youth, Nobel laureates, among others, to discuss in August: “Achieving Peace in Our Lifetime”, organisers confirmed on Monday. Full text...

  • Security Council downsizes AU-UN mission in Darfur, eying eventual exit
    14 july 2018 07:01:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur until the end of June next year, but reduced the number of troops deployed in the field with an eye towards the mission’s eventual exit, a UN statement said. Full text...

  • President Barrow to meet police chief
    13 july 2018 10:22:24
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow will on Friday receive in audience the county’s newly-appointed police chief at State House in Banjul.Full text...

  • Security Council hails ‘historic and significant’ Ethiopia, Eritrea peace declaration
    11 july 2018 06:20:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday described the Joint Declaration, signed by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia, as “a historic and significant” move with “far-reaching consequences” for the whole Horn of Africa region and beyond. Full text...

  • 7 years after South Sudan's independence, humanitarian needs are unprecedented - NRC
    10 july 2018 07:04:57
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Humanitarian charity, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has called for the recent peace deal in South Sudan to deliver real change. Full text...

  • ‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa - Guterres
    10 july 2018 05:58:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia, Eritrea sign end of war declaration in Asmara
    09 july 2018 15:25:01
    Asmara, Eritrea (PANA) - Visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and his Eritrean host President, Isias Aferweki, have signed a declaration to end two decades of "No-war-No peace", setting the stage for the normalisation of strained diplomatic relations, both sides announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Members of Gambia’s new Cabinet take oath
    09 july 2018 09:19:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow is expected to preside over the swearing-in ceremony of the new Vice President, cabinet ministers and other top senior officials on Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan asks EU, Troika to support South Sudanese peace negotiations
    06 july 2018 14:16:14
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government has called on the European Union (EU) and the Troika countries (US, Britain and Norway) to offer the necessary support to the South Sudanese peace negotiations currently being held in Khartoum. Full text...

  • UN expert raises red flags about deteriorating rights situation in Mali
    04 july 2018 19:26:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A senior United Nations rights expert on Wednesday decried the “alarming” deterioration of the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in northern and eastern areas of Mali. Full text...

  • 'We will not give up on looking for peace for South Sudan': UN deputy chief
    04 july 2018 06:31:33
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - In a visit to South Sudan on Tuesday, the UN Deputy Secretary-General spoke mother-to-mother with displaced women, pledging that she and other senior women leaders from the international community will not give up on the hope for peace for their nation. Full text...

  • UN launches plan to promote peace, inclusive growth in Africa’s Sahel
    01 july 2018 06:31:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The United Nations has launched a major support plan to promote sustainable peace and inclusive growth as well as empower women and youth in Africa's vast Sahel region. Full text...

  • South Sudan ‘revitalized’ peace deal must be inclusive, Security Council hears
    28 june 2018 20:38:20
    New York, US (PANA) - Although recent engagement between the main political rivals in South Sudan is a welcome development, ending the country’s long-standing conflict will only be achieved by addressing its root causes and ensuring women, youth and other sectors contribute to peace efforts. Full text...

  • Guterres condemns killing of Bangladeshi peacekeeper in South Sudan
    27 june 2018 05:10:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN chief on Tuesday condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from Bangladesh, who was supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid to vulnerable civilians in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe political parties sign peace pledge
    26 june 2018 12:47:48
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe political parties taking part in the 30 July presidential and general elections on Tuesday signed a peace pledge in Harare in which they made a public commitment to say no violence, force or intimidation, hate speech and inducing fear. Full text...

  • Security Council urged to act with ‘one strong voice’ on ills plaguing Middle East, North Africa
    25 june 2018 20:16:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Ambassadors in the UN Security Council have been urged by the United Nations Secretary-General to find ‘much-needed consensus’ to resolve the myriad challenges in the Middle East and North Africa. Full text...

  • Restoring gov't control across CAR is ‘key’ to lasting peace, stability – UN envoy
    22 june 2018 07:28:09
    New York, US (PANA) - While many positive steps have been taken in the Central African Republic (CAR), progress has been too slow and is continually under threat from “those who seek private gains through violence”, the United Nations envoy on the ground told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring that restoring government authority is “key”, both now and in the long-term. Full text...

  • UN chief welcomes ‘positive steps’ towards peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia
    22 june 2018 07:22:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations has announced its readiness to support Eritrea and Ethiopia following recent peace overtures between the two neighbouring States in the Horn of Africa. Full text...

  • Peacekeeping chief highlights challenges facing UN Police
    22 june 2018 07:05:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Top cops from across the globe are meeting at United Nations Headquarters this week to chart a vision for the police components deployed to UN peacekeeping missions. Full text...

  • Some 30 million children forcibly displaced by conflict
    20 june 2018 08:24:31
    New York, US (PANA) – There are now more children forcibly displaced by conflict – an estimated 30 million – than at any other time since the Second World War, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on World Refugee Day on Wednesday. Full text...

  • ICRC report finds non-international armed conflicts more than doubled this century
    19 june 2018 09:58:38
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The number of non-international armed conflicts have more than doubled from the beginning of the century, according to data from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Full text...

  • UN’s planned cuts to Darfur Mission risk rights protection - Human Rights Watch
    19 june 2018 07:23:58
    New York, US (PANA) – A human rights group has urged the United Nations Security Council to ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. Full text...

  • UN human rights chief urges collective voice for global peace
    18 june 2018 17:05:34
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Monday appealed to members of the Human Rights Council to do more, to speak louder and work harder for the common purpose and for universal human rights law, to better chances for a global peace. Full text...

  • ‘True’ peace, requires standing up for human rights, says Guterres
    14 june 2018 06:05:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Achieving peace involves more than “laying down weapons”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, calling for intensified efforts to address the root causes of conflict. Full text...

  • UN chief condemns killing of second peacekeeper in CAR in a week
    12 june 2018 05:53:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations chief has strongly condemned Sunday’s attack that killed a peacekeeper in the Central African Republic (CAR), the second ‘blue helmet’ to lose his life there in the space of a week. Full text...

  • International Albinism Awareness Day: Expert urges reflection on rights of persons with albinism
    11 june 2018 18:05:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – As the world celebrates International Albinism Awareness Day on Wednesday, an Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism on Monday called on all nations to reflect on those who have been attacked and lost their lives or were mutilated because they have albinism. Full text...

  • President Ramaphosa hails South Africa's election to UN Security Council
    09 june 2018 07:13:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed gratitude to the UN General Assembly after South Africa was elected to serve in the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa, four other countries are new members of UN Security Council
    09 june 2018 07:10:03
    New York, US (PANA) - In a single round of voting on Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected five new non-permanent Members of the Security Council, who will each serve two-year terms on the body that sets the UN’s whole peace and security agenda. Full text...

  • South Sudan president agrees to meet rebel leaders in Khartoum
    06 june 2018 11:27:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit has agreed to meet his former deputy Riek Machar in Khartoum in response to an initiative by the Sudanese government to settle the armed conflict in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Members of Gambia’s constitutional commission take oath
    04 june 2018 18:21:40
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow on Monday presided over the swearing-in ceremony of members of Gambia’s Constitutional Review Commission, held at State House in Banjul. Full text...

  • UN chief pays tribute to fallen 'blue helmets'
    01 june 2018 20:25:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Commemorating the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers at the Organization’s headquarters, in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday paid tribute to the service and sacrifice made by UN “blue helmets” for the cause of peace around the world. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches new pictorial tobacco health warning labels
    01 june 2018 10:53:07
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health Ministry on Friday launched a new set of pictorial health warning labels on tobacco packages to sensitise the population on the harmful effects of cigarette smoking. The new labels will replace the existing once set which date back to 2009. Full text...

  • Renowned Ghanaian Sculptor, El Anatsui, inducted into 250-member American Academy of Arts and Letters
    31 may 2018 13:11:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The last is yet to be heard of the avalanche of accolades coming to renowned Ghanaian Artist/Sculptor, Professor El Anatsui. Full text...

  • Guterres honours dedication and sacrifice of UN peacekeepers
    29 may 2018 20:14:50
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday attended a ceremony at the base of UN peacekeepers in Mali called MINUSMA, in Bamako, to pay tribute to fallen peacekeepers. Full text...

  • UN chief arrives in Mali to honour fallen peacekeepers
    29 may 2018 19:56:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Mali on Tuesday to honour the service and sacrifice of peacekeepers around the world, marking the official International Day of UN Peacekeepers. Full text...

  • UN chief in Mali to mark International Day of UN Peacekeepers (A UN feature)
    29 may 2018 06:04:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - On the eve of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Tuesday, in the dimly lit streets of Bamako, the Malian police set out to conduct a night patrol with the support of UN police officers. Full text...

  • Buhari's 3-year score-card: Info minister says Fed. Gov't delivering on campaign promises
    28 may 2018 14:07:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Presenting the three-year scorecard of Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, to Nigerians, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Buhari Administration has kept its social contract with the Nigerian people by delivering on its campaign promises.Full text...

  • AfDB awards 2018 Babacar Ndiaye Trophy to Kenyan President Kenyatta
    24 may 2018 13:13:51
    Busan, South Korea (PANA) - The Babacar Ndiaye Trophy for the year 2018 has gone to the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, for "his distinguished leadership qualities and for the transformation of the road network in his country". Full text...

  • Peace, security challenges in Sahel region require ‘holistic approach’, says UN official
    24 may 2018 06:36:23
    New York, US (PANA) - A “holistic approach” is needed to the address peace and security challenges in Africa’s vast Sahel region, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, calling for more investment in better government, social services and youth opportunities. Full text...

  • Liberia needs support of African, international partners to build lasting peace
    17 may 2018 11:17:37
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The withdrawal of United Nations peacekeepers soon after a successful election signals that Liberia is well on the road to recovery, but the country’s transition from war to sustained peace is far from over, the Liberia Peacebuilding Office, the African Union and the Institute for Security Studies said on Thursday in a joint press release. Full text...

  • Security Council extends support for African Union force in Somalia
    16 may 2018 03:57:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The Security Council on Tuesday gave its backing to the African Union force in Somalia, AMISOM, extending its deployment until at least the end of July. Full text...

  • Rwanda’s commitment to UN peacekeeping is "service born from sacrifice" (A UN feature)
    12 may 2018 08:01:12
    New York, US (PANA) - Over the years, African governments have led the way in contributing troops and police to United Nations operations to help save lives and keep the peace around the world. Today, one of the continent’s smallest countries is also one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping. Full text...

  • ‘Durable solutions’ needed for durable peace in Darfur, UN envoy tells Security Council
    10 may 2018 22:09:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The overall security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region “remains calm”, despite continuing low-level skirmishes, a top United Nations envoy said on Thursday, updating the Security Council on the UN mission’s work on the ground. Full text...

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