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  • UN: Two UN peacekerpers seriously injured by landmines in Mali - UN mission says
    23 august 2015 19:21:41
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned the use of landmines or explosive ordnance, which gravely injured two of its peacekeepers on Saturday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda urges Burundi to return 30 detained nationals
    23 august 2015 14:01:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, says she has demanded the immediate return of some 30 Rwandan citizens who have been detained in neighboring Burundi on the charge of espionage. Full text...

  • UN: UNSC, UN officials highlight need for effective, accountable security institutions
    21 august 2015 13:59:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council (UNSC) and UN officials have stressed the need to develop effective, affordable and accountable security institutions to lay foundations for rule of law, peace and sustainable development.Full text...

  • Egypt: Egyptian, UK officials discuss security situation in Arab world
    20 august 2015 15:46:23
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – A top British Security official, John Jinkens, in Egypt since Tuesday on an official tour, Wednesday met with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Chokry, with whom he discussed the latest developments in the Arab world, said a spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Affairs ministry, Ahmed Abou Zeid. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU peace, security council delegation visits Sudan over peace realization efforts
    19 august 2015 14:44:53
    Khartoum Sudan (PANA) - An African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council delegation arrived in Khartoum, Sudan, on Wednesday to get first hand information on the situation in Darfur. Full text...

  • UN: UN agency, BMW Group call for entries for Intercultural Innovation
    19 august 2015 14:30:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Germany auto mobileFull text...

  • Rwanda: 30 African countries in joint security exercise to end violence against women
    18 august 2015 19:53:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The joint operation exercise by representatives of security organs from 30 African countries kicked off Tuesday in Kigali, with Rwandan President Paul Kagame urging the military and police leadership to keep faith with the spirit of excellence in ending violence against women. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council stresses 'zero tolerance' against sexual abuse by UN personnel
    18 august 2015 17:21:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Tuesday welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Full text...

  • Rwanda: African experts meet in Nairobi for Environment, food security assessment
    18 august 2015 14:20:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The first ever session of the forum on Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA), a joint initiative of the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU), will hold 31 August to 4 September in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: 'How to ensure greater stability in West Africa'
    18 august 2015 11:56:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Stakeholders of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) have agreed that taking full ownership of the project is one major way of ensuring greater stability of the West African region. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: President Kiir withholds signature on South Sudan peace pact
    17 august 2015 18:52:34
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir withheld his signature on a proposed peace compromise to form a unity government with long-time foe and rebel leader Riek Machar, who signed an agreement on Monday, promising to end 20 months of fighting in South Sudan.Full text...

  • Rwanda : 5 Rwandan pacekeepers killed in CAR laid to rest
    15 august 2015 15:22:55
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Five Rwandan peacekeepers who were killed by one of their comrade last week in a suspect "terrorist" act while under UN mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), have been laid to rest at the Kanombe military cemetery, a suburb of Kigali city, military sources revealed Saturday here Full text...

  • Libya: Eight Libyan soldiers killed in Benghazi clashes
    14 august 2015 19:43:07
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Terrorist groups of Islamist militias Friday killed eight Libyan soldiers in an ambush on Al-Sabri road, in an area controlled by the army units, near Benghazi, military sources said. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief, top UN peacekeeping officials discuss allegations of sexual abuse
    14 august 2015 14:00:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday evening in New York Full text...

  • UN: Libyan parties insist on peace
    13 august 2015 17:38:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The latest round of the UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue has Full text...

  • Mauritius: Early Warning System to detect storm surges installed in Mauritius
    11 august 2015 09:02:33
    Vacoas, Mauritius (PANA) - An Early Warning System (EWS) to detect storm surges on a 24-hour basis is now operational at the Mauritius Meteorological Services in Vacoas, in the centre of the island, officials said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan foes make little progress on demilitarization talks
    10 august 2015 16:28:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese negotiators made little progress in talks about the possibility of creating a neutral security force to guard facilities in the capital, Juba, and other state capitals, a week to the deadline issued by US President Barack Obama for a lasting peace deal. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in CAR investigates death of five Rwandan peacekeepers
    09 august 2015 19:52:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has launched Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan peacekeeper kills comrades in Central African Republic
    08 august 2015 15:03:18
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan soldier serving under UN peacekeeping mission in Central Africa Republic (CAR) opened fire on his comrades early on Saturday, killing four of them and wounding eight others before turning the gun on himself, the Rwandan defence ministry has said in a statement issued in Kigali. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights body fingers Sudan for 'war crimes' in Kordofan
    04 august 2015 14:17:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Government forces in Sudan have committed war crimes against the civilian population of South Kordofan, Amnesty International said in a new report published Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of Cameroonian peacekeeper in Central African Republic
    03 august 2015 14:14:49
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a Cameroonian peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Obama tour demonstrates US preference for security pacts
    01 august 2015 16:15:29
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders pledged to boost regional security during talks with US President Barack Obama, who wound up a five-day tour of Africa this week, PANA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Governing Councils of Federal Universities not yet dissolved, says Presidency
    01 august 2015 11:13:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved that the Governing Councils of Federal Universities be exempted, for the time being, from the dissolution of Boards of Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions and Government-Owned Companies announced on 16 July, 2015. Full text...

  • Rwanda: 1 inmate escapes in Rwanda jail break
    28 july 2015 15:30:55
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least one inmate escaped from a prison, aided by his guard, in one of Rwanda's main detention centre, known as "1930" and which is located at Muhima, a suburb of Kigali city, a security source revealed on Tuesday Full text...

  • Benin: Former Beninese minister involved in embezzlement of Dutch aid
    25 july 2015 14:16:26
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Former Beninese Water minister, Barthelemy Kassa, currently Member of Parliament and president of a parliamentary group, as well as executives of the same ministry and some economic operators, have been indicted in a case of embezzlement of aid funds provided by the Netherlands for a potable water supply project in Benin, said an audit report issued Saturday by the Council of Ministers. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Major cabinet reshuffle in Burkina Faso
    20 july 2015 14:14:29
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – There has been a major cabinet reshuffle in Burkina Faso with the interim president Michel Kafando, now taking over the portfolios of Defence and Security. Full text...

  • Nigeria. Incriminating evidence found in ex-NSA's residence - Secret police
    19 july 2015 10:47:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Incriminating evidence that could link Nigeria's immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, with alleged treasonable felony has been found in his residence after a raid, according to the country's secret police.Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy envoy says South Sudanese people want peace
    17 july 2015 20:07:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The outlook for South Sudan is not completely bleak, the UN deputy envoy for South Sudan, Moustapha Soumare, has said noting that travelling throughout the country, he has repeatedly heard the phrase: "We want peace now." Full text...

  • Ethiopia: EU, FAO launch new programmes to boost food, nutrition security
    16 july 2015 14:29:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The European Union (EU) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a new partnership agreement to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience in at least 35 countries. Full text...

  • FAO: Two initiatives in Niger, Senegal win FAO awards
    06 july 2015 12:00:04
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Two Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects have earned awards in an EXPO 2015 competition aimed at spotlighting best practices in sustainability in international food security work, the UN agency said in a statement made available to PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF study hints on overcoming fragility in sub-Saharan Africa
    02 july 2015 08:24:18
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - An approach focusing on inclusive politics, effective governance and fiscal health seems to offer a viable route to overcome fragility in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff .Full text...

  • Ghana: Former Electoral Commissioner given highest national honour
    01 july 2015 17:06:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday conferred the country's highest honour, the Companion of the Star of Ghana, on the former chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, for his "transformational leadership". Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 'Don't dissolve Presidential Security Regiment'
    01 july 2015 12:24:09
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The commission set up by Burkina's interim President Michel Kafando to determine the fate of the Presidential Security Regiment (RSP), set up by former President Blaise Compaoré, has rejected calls for the dissolution of the regiment.Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU-UN Mission says ground not ready for blue berets to land in Somalia
    30 june 2015 20:46:15
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Conditions are not yet met for the deployment of a UN peacekeeping operation in Somalia, according to the Joint AU-UN Mission which has reviewed the benchmarks for deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission and operations of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA organises forum on cyber security
    30 june 2015 18:43:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Tuesday organised a forum on cyber security in Ghana with participants reflecting on a recent analysis of the cyber threat landscape in the West African country. Full text...

  • Kenya: State weaknesses risking counter-terrorism war, warns Nigerian analyst
    27 june 2015 09:01:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - African countries with unoccupied territory, largely unmanned by security personnel, are creating room for terror groups to establish training camps, experts attending a regional conference on fighting armed extremism said. Full text...

  • Congo: Congo to investigate 'misconduct' allegations against peacekeepers in CAR
    25 june 2015 22:00:04
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government has sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) an investigator to gather evidence on allegations or misconduct against its contingent of the Multidimensional Integrated Mission for CAR Stabilization, Congolese national radio reported on Thursday quoting a communiqué issued by the Defence ministry. Full text...

  • Senegal: Mali peace agreement: A mission accomplished but not completed (By Amadou Gaye, PANA external collaborator)
    25 june 2015 21:20:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - After more than three-and-a-half years of conflict and nearly a year of negotiations, the Coordination of the Movement of Azawad (CMA), grouping almost all Tuareg rebels in northern Mali, said "yes" on June 20 in the peace and reconciliation already initialled in mid-May by the government and loyalist forces. Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy chief urges member states to contribute more funds for peacebuilding
    24 june 2015 20:14:21
    New York US (PANA) - The UN Peacebuilding Fund is something positive which works in a troubled, turbulent and turmoil-driven world, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, said on Wednesday, and urged its UN member states to consider devoting a small amount of assessed contributions to the UN for peace building purposes. Full text...

  • UN: Conflict leads to unprecedented level of displacement - UN official
    23 june 2015 21:58:34
    New York, US (PANA) - Intractable violent conflict has resulted in an unprecedented displacement of people around the world, according to the chair of the UN Peace building Commission, Ambassador Olof Skoog of Sweden. Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy chief urges more support for global peace building efforts
    23 june 2015 20:56:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The international community must boost material and financial support for peace building initiatives in order to better help countries emerging from conflict build a sustainable and peaceful future, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda reacts to arrest of its intelligence chief in Britain
    23 june 2015 17:46:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Foreign Affairs and Cooperation minister Louise Mushikiwabo Tuesday said the abuse of justice by Western powers should end following the arrest of her country's intelligence chief, Major General Karenzi Karake by British law enforcement officials.Full text...

  • Nigeria: All stolen govt funds will be recovered - Pres. Buhari vows
    23 june 2015 14:43:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday assured the nation that all public funds stolen by government officials would be recovered, and that the days of impunity, lack of accountability and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over.Full text...

  • Senegal: Senegalese Navy has new patrol boat
    19 june 2015 20:36:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Senegalese Navy fleet has acquired a new patrol vessel named "Kédougou," the name of a town in the east of the country, near the border with Guinea. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya to build 700-km barrier along Somali border
    19 june 2015 10:29:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - To enhance security and keep away cross-border terrorists, Kenya is to build a 700-km wire fence, tagged the Great Wall, along its common border with Somalia, the home of Al Shabaab terrorists who have been wreaking havoc in Kenya, PANA reported from here Friday.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council members, UN troop commanders hold talks on peacekeeping
    17 june 2015 22:54:00
    New York, US (PANA) - From Mali to South Sudan and the Middle East and beyond, UNpeacekeepers are tackling peace and security challenges of increasing intensity and broader Full text...

  • UN: Regional security under threat in Central Africa
    11 june 2015 19:18:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group in central Africa, Full text...

  • UAE: Ghanaian journalist wins 2015 APO Energy Media Award
    10 june 2015 13:26:01
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - Ghanaian journalist Kofi Adu Domfeh has been selected as the first-place winner of the 2015 APO Energy Media Award, organizers said in a press statement here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Kenya: AU Commission, others to receive FAO Awards
    10 june 2015 09:29:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC), Thailand's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, National Geographic Magazine and the non-profit World Rural Forum will receive awards for their efforts to reduce hunger and raise awareness of the challenges facing the world's food systems, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Defence chiefs prepare ground for regional summit on crushing Boko Haram
    09 june 2015 17:21:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh has underlined the urgent need for a more enhanced partnership of armed forces of countries in the Lake Chad sub-region as they prepare to crush the notorious Boko Haram sect.Full text...

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