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  • Sudan: Partners launch initiative to strengthen peace, dialogue in Darfur
    03 august 2016 09:10:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The European Union (EU), United Nations and their local partners have launched an initiative that seeks peace in Darfur through working from the grassroots.Full text...

  • UN: UN humanitarian chief urges South Sudanese parties to work together for peace
    02 august 2016 22:06:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien on Tuesday called on all actors in South Sudan, including the international community supporting the country, to work together for a peace that will enable the nation and its people to realize their hopes for a better future.Full text...

  • UN: FAO, WFP report says millions trapped in violence, severe hunger
    29 july 2016 15:24:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report submitted to the UN Security Council on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief stresses sustainable race in post-conflict countries
    28 july 2016 21:59:17
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon late Thursday in New York stressed the need to build sustainable peace and restore institutions in post-conflict settings, in order to ensure stability. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Army begins amphibious training exercise for possible war against Niger Delta
    28 july 2016 13:26:23
    Abuja, Nigeria - (PANA) - The Nigerian Army will Friday begin a three-day training exercise, code named “Exercise crocodile smile”, aimed at preparing its troops for engagement in amphibious and internal security operations in Riverine environment against Niger Delta militants. Full text...

  • US: Security Council extends UN CAR Mission through 2017
    27 july 2016 06:11:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) until 15 November 2017, keeping an authorized troop ceiling of 10,750 military personnel intact and providing time for the mission to assess the post-transition process in the country. Full text...

  • South Sudan: 'Sacking of Machar is sowing seed of new suffering in South Sudan'
    26 july 2016 11:28:08
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan's opposition has been split down the middle with the appointment by President Salva Kiir of Taban Deng Gai as First Vice President to replace Riek Machar, who has fled the capital, Juba, South Sudan observers have said.Full text...

  • Rwanda: WFP warns of El Niño-induced famine in Zimbabwe
    25 july 2016 15:37:43
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The food situation in several regions across Zimbabwe remained grave and could deteriorate to a large-scale famine in some of the worst drought affected provinces of Zimbabwe, leading to low crop production where local capacities have been impacted by the worst El Nino-induced drought in 35 years, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned in a statement issued here Monday. Full text...

  • Italy: WFP, FAO hail new US law on global food security, resilience, nutrition
    25 july 2016 14:01:27
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Leaders of two United Nations agencies fighting hunger worldwide have applauded new legislation in the US aimed at strengthening global food assistance programmes in the years ahead. Full text...

  • UN: German peacekeepers to use surveillance drones in Mali
    21 july 2016 19:35:37
    New York, US (PANA) - German peacekeepers deployed to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) will use surveillance drones, known as "Heron 1" to support their operations in Mali, PANA has learnt. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Niger Delta militant group claims hijacking vessel with Liberian flag
    21 july 2016 17:56:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The spate of insecurity in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region may be escalating as a new group, Concerned Militant Leaders (CML), has claimed responsibility for hijacking Wednesday night a vessel with Liberian flag along Bakassi Peninsula. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief lauds AU’s fund for peace, security operations
    19 july 2016 17:01:20
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed a decision by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) that sets out steps towards self-reliance, particularly in relation to the regional body’s peace and security budget. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU extends mission of EUCAP in Sahel Niger
    18 july 2016 11:16:40
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Council (EC) on Monday announced extension of the mandate of EUCAP (European External Action Service) Sahel Niger until 15 July 2018 and agreed on a budget of €26.3 million for the period 16 July 2016 to 15 July 2017. Full text...

  • Sudan: Six Sudanese killed in South Sudan fighting
    18 july 2016 08:25:24
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Six Sudanese nationals were killed in South Sudan during the clashes that erupted there last week, Sudan's official responsible for expatriates, Hajj Magid Sewar, said on Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan: UN welcomes ceasefire, warns against impunity in South Sudan
    12 july 2016 18:41:28
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA ) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has welcomed a new ceasefire announcement by the parties to the current conflict in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Rieck Machar on Monday.Full text...

  • UN: ICC Trial Chamber refers Uganda, Djibouti to UN Security Council
    12 july 2016 17:19:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Uganda and Djibouti have failed to comply with the request for arrest and surrender of Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and referred the matter to the Court's Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute and the UN Security Council, the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Civil society groups call for urgent humanitarian aid to South Sudan
    12 july 2016 17:10:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed concern over the current situation in South Sudan saying it could access only a tiny area of the capital, Juba, to check humanitarian needs, the dead or injured in the city.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari calls for peace in South Sudan
    11 july 2016 17:38:21
    Abuja, Nigeria - (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed for peace and calm in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Renowned Sculptor, El Anatsui, named one of 6 judges for 2016 "Emerging Voices Awards in The Arts" contest
    11 july 2016 13:12:29
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  • Sudan: Sudan worried about 'sorry developments' in South Sudan
    11 july 2016 10:43:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - In its first official comment on the developments in South Sudan, Khartoum on Monday described clashes in neighbouring South Sudan as “sorry developments”, and expressed “deep concern “ over the loss of life and insecurity there.Full text...

  • South Africa: Suspended SABC journalists win media awards
    10 july 2016 14:40:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - In another humiliating blow for South Africa’s national broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), eight of its employees who are currently facing disciplinary hearings were awarded one of the country’s top media awards on Saturday night. Full text...

  • UN: UN official tasks CAR leaders on inclusive, transparent govt
    09 july 2016 07:35:30
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous late on Friday in New York said Central African Republic’s (CAR) considerable progress over the past two years risks being reversed unless national leaders demonstrate commitment to inclusive and transparent governance, and address the root causes of the crisis afflicting the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in Liberia lauds government on security takeover
    02 july 2016 15:42:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Mr. Farid Zarif, has lauded the people and Government of Liberia for re-assuming full control of the country's security for the first time since its civil war ended 13 years ago. Full text...

  • Sudan: US wants rebels, opposition to engage in peace talks with Khartoum
    02 july 2016 12:20:11
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The US has called on Sudanese rebel and opposition groups “in and outside of Sudan” to sign the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) roadmap and enter into peaceful political negotiations with the Government of Sudan.Full text...

  • UN: UN mission hands over security responsibility to Liberian forces
    30 june 2016 18:58:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Liberian security forces on Thursday took full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the country’s peace process. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council denounces killing of UN peacekeeper in CAR
    29 june 2016 17:02:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of a peacekeeper serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), warning that attacks against UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic
    27 june 2016 21:40:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon late Monday in New York condemned the recent killing in Bangui of a peacekeeper serving with the UN operation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy chief stresses need to prevent conflict, sustain peace
    24 june 2016 14:02:25
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the 10th anniversary of the first meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, which has become known as "Peacekeeping Day", the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, on Friday urged member states, particularly those with membership in the UN Security Council, to make full use of the Peacebuilding Commission and its role in preventing violent conflict and ensuring sustainable peace. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Senior US official calls for urgent steps to end impunity in Burundi
    24 june 2016 10:54:11
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes of Africa Thomas Perriello has called on the Burundian authorities to make efforts to end impunity and human rights abuses ion the country.Full text...

  • UN: UN officials call for improved coordination, partnerships on UN peacebuilding efforts
    22 june 2016 22:18:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Macharia Kamau late Wednesday in New York said sustaining peace after conflicts requires more coherence and coordination between the UN system, in order to achieve the desired results. Full text...

  • Senegal: ECOWAS new chair outlines plans
    22 june 2016 15:41:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The new chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, has outlined her plans for the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS said in a statement on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy chief urges more efforts to prevent sexual violence in conflict
    22 june 2016 14:29:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Wednesday in New York stressed the importance of prevention and early response efforts towards sexual violence, as well as the need to shift shame and stigma from victims to perpetrators. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Multinational task force kills 31 Boko Haram terrorists, loses 2 soldiers
    22 june 2016 14:18:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Wednesday announced the launch of new operations to clear all remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in its general Area of Responsibility (AOR) around the Lake Chad region. Full text...

  • UN: Ban lauds Malian leader's commitment to peace, stability
    21 june 2016 07:19:40
    New York, US (PANA) - On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the renewed commitment to peace expressed by the country's President, Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, and his government.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council stress relevance of women in conflict prevention
    16 june 2016 06:06:54
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council says despite commitments of the international community, inconsistent levels of political will, resourcing, accountability and gender expertise often hinder the full and meaningful inclusion of women in efforts to prevent conflict.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says LRA threatens security, stability in CAR
    15 june 2016 21:07:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN is concerned about the impact of Uganda’s potential withdrawal from military operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN envoy in CAR, Abdoulaye Bathily said on Wednesday, stressing that a departure of Ugandan troops must be well-coordinated. Full text...

  • Senegal: ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework holds meeting in Nigeria
    14 june 2016 13:26:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A meeting on the Conflict Prevention Framework of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) holds in Abuja, Nigeria, on Tuesday, according to an ECOWAS statement, obtained here by PANA. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief kicks off 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace
    13 june 2016 21:03:20
    New York, US (PANA) - Kicking-off the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on the international community to work together in recognizing that development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing in order to help build a future of peace and prosperity for all. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges shared responsibility to enhance UN peace agenda
    09 june 2016 19:21:07
    New York, US (PANA) - With the continuing rise in interlinked political crises and challenges round the world, UN member states must draw on shared expertise supported by a multilateral peace and security architecture to attain a more peaceful future for all, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday in New York. Full text...

  • Libya: Former minster, 13 others killed in govt. forces/Daech fight in Sirte
    09 june 2016 13:47:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A former Libyan minister and prominent lawyer, Abdelrahman al-Kiste, was killed on Wednesday night, along with 13 others, when forces of the national unity government clashed with Daech elements in Sirte, 450 kilometres east of the capital, Tripoli, according to military sources on Thursday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Federal Govt, military chiefs, governors in united action against militant attacks in Niger Delta
    07 june 2016 19:18:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Presidency pm Tuesday said that the federal government and Governors of the Niger Delta states have started developing a common and united strategy to deal with the recent resurgent militant attacks on the nation's oil installations.Full text...

  • Nigeria: VP Osinbajo to act as President Buhari goes to London for medical treatment
    06 june 2016 13:14:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is to act as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the period President Muhammadu Buhari will be away in London for medical treatment.Full text...

  • Belgium: EU increases budget of security mission in Mali
    06 june 2016 11:49:46
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Council of the European Union on Monday announced it has increased the budget of The European Union capacity building mission (EUCAP) Sahel Mali by EUR 4.925 million bringing the total budget of the mission for 2016 to EUR 19 million. Full text...

  • France: Côte d’Ivoire hosts regional meeting on sport governance, integrity
    03 june 2016 15:52:30
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Government of Côte d’Ivoire and UNESCO will host in Abidjan, from 6-7 June, a regional experts meeting on the protection of sport integrity and issues of sport governance as part of the UN specialised agency's commitment to promote ethics and values in sports. Full text...

  • Rwanda: UK ambassador says Burundi's security situation matter of 'extreme concern'
    02 june 2016 18:08:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - While Burundi's security situation remains extremely grave, the ongoing dialogue that involves various protagonists would play an important role toward ending current hostilities in the country, Britain's ambassador in Rwanda, William Gelling said here on ThursdayFull text...

  • UN: FAO says ongoing conflicts, droughts exacerbate food needs
    02 june 2016 15:11:21
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said drought linked to El Nino and conflicts have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Prestigious Harvard University honours famous Ghanaian Sculptor, El Anatsui
    02 june 2016 12:52:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Renowned Ghanaian Sculptor, El Anatsui, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts degree by the prestigious Harvard University in the US at its 26 May, 365th Commencement ceremony for 2016. Full text...

  • Senegal: New report says second green revolution underway in Africa
    31 may 2016 15:50:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Agriculture is currently standing on the edge of a second green revolution and technological innovation will act as a catalyst in boosting productivity and growth in Africa’s agribusiness sector, PwC Africa said in a new report released on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: Human rights group urges UN peacekeepers to protect civilians
    30 may 2016 06:19:38
    New York, US (PANA) - New York-based human rights group, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, on Sunday stressed the need to ensure that all UN peacekeepers are better prepared to protect civilians from mass atrocity crimes. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in Mali condemns killing of 5 peacekeepers
    29 may 2016 19:40:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali on Full text...

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