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  • UN: UN Security Council beefs up peacekeepers in South Sudan
    16 december 2015 14:00:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has increased the UN peacekeeping force Full text...

  • Rwanda: AU officials condemn human rights violations in Burundi
    15 december 2015 11:49:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A high-level delegation from the African Union Commission (AUC) on a field visit in Burundi has strongly condemned the ongoing violence, which is becoming great concern in the tiny East African nation, and asked all conflict actors to stop the escalation and remove conditions leading to human rights violations and abuses. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Flawed peace deal in South Sudan leads to continued suffering
    14 december 2015 14:47:46
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Two years after the start of the conflict in South Sudan, civilians are paying the price of the warring parties’ failure to implement the peace agreement signed in August, Oxfam together with national organisations -- South Sudan Women Empowerment Network (SSWEN) and Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) -- warned Monday. Full text...

  • South Africa: 12 African female scientists honoured
    14 december 2015 11:15:04
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Twelve female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa have been honoured for their work and impact in the scientific field as recipients of the 2015 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Fellowships.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Canada asks citizens to leave Burundi as violence escalates
    13 december 2015 18:17:49
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - With violence in Burundi escalating by the day, Canada on Sunday asked its citizens to leave the East African country. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council adopts resolution on youth, peace, security
    09 december 2015 20:47:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a historic resolution Full text...

  • Mali: Mali, US sign action plan for security governance
    09 december 2015 17:29:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdoulaye Diop and the US Ambassador in Mali, Paul Folmsbee, on Wednesday initialled in Bamako a document on the joint national action plan for the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) launched in August 2014 by US President Barack Obama at the Africa-US summit.Full text...

  • UN: Armed groups pose ‘critical threat’ to stability in Central Africa - UN envoy warns
    09 december 2015 05:19:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The violent activities of armed groups such as Boko Haram and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have triggered a dire humanitarian and security crisis in Central Africa, the United Nations envoy on the region said on Tuesday, telling the Security Council the challenges faced by the affected countries should not be underestimated and ongoing vigilance and international support is needed. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkina armed forces reform commission gets down to business
    08 december 2015 16:47:18
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – A commission charged to reform the Burkina Faso Army in view of the security challenges facing the country began its task Tuesday in the country's capital Ouagadougou, official sources said. Full text...

  • UN: Top peacekeeper calls for increased support for South Sudan peace process
    03 december 2015 11:24:20
    New York, US (PANA) - With both sides repeatedly violating the ceasefire, endangering progress so far made towards a political transition, the South Sudan peace process is at a critical juncture and in need of increased international support, the top United Nations peacekeeping official has warned.Full text...

  • Mauritius:Mauritius wages war on grand corruption
    02 december 2015 15:07:35
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth told Parliament Wednesday that the aim of the Good Governance and Integrity Reporting Bill, introduced a month ago in the House, is to check accumulation of wealth through backdoor mechanisms and thus preventing unscrupulous persons from distorting the playing field, particularly in the property market. Full text...

  • Italy: AU, Thai ministry receive FAO awards
    01 december 2015 09:22:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC), Thailand's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the National Geographic Society on Monday received UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) awards for their outstanding efforts in support of Zero Hunger. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU welcomes meeting to monitor, evaluate South Sudan peace agreement
    28 november 2015 18:17:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the successful convening of a meeting of the Commission set up to implement a peace deal signed by the warring parties in South Sudan.Full text...

  • Libya: EU urges Libyans to agree on coalition government
    27 november 2015 12:32:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has called on Libyan stakeholders to "show courage and leadership" in accepting the difficult but viable option as the new special envoy of the UN Secretary General, Martin Kobler, moves to seek a quick conclusion of the Libyan political dialogue Full text...

  • South Africa: Ugandan forest advocacy group wins One Africa Award prize
    27 november 2015 10:46:11
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The Kampala-based forest advocacy group, Support for Women in Environment and Agriculture (SWAGEN), has won the 8th ONE Annual ONE Africa Award, according to the organisers. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU considers re-launching Burundi peace talks
    25 november 2015 18:59:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma met Wednesday with the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, Said Djinnit in Addis Ababa to discuss the escalating violence in Burundi, the Commission said in a statement. Full text...

  • Luxembourg: Guinea Microfinance Bank wins 2015 European Microfinance Award
    24 november 2015 14:54:54
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg (PANA) - Guinea's rural microfinance provider, Crédit Rural de Guinée (CRG), has won the 6th European Microfinance Award, presented on Thursday by Her Royal Highness, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, M. Romain Schneider, at a ceremony held at the European Investment Bank Headquarters here. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Germany prods AU, EAC to contain Burundian conflict
    23 november 2015 09:07:41
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Germany has urged the African Union and the East African Community (EAC) to expedite resolution of the ongoing conflict in Burundi in order to prevent a spillover effect into neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Security concerns force ICGLR to relocate office, staff from Burundi
    20 november 2015 14:39:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rising insecurity in Burundi has compelled the secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), made up of 12 member-countries from the East, Central and Southern Africa, to plan the relocation from the Burundian capital city, Bujumbura, to Lusaka, Zambia, according to an official statement obtained Friday by PANA here.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari visits troops battling insurgency
    13 november 2015 20:13:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Friday paid a morale-boosting visit to the troops battling the Boko Haram insurgency in Yola, capital of North-east Adamawa State - one of the states worst hit by the insurgency. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic
    11 november 2015 13:49:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) following a confrontation with armed elements in the town of Batangafo, amid ongoing violence in the strife-torn country where elections are set to take place before the end of the year. Full text...

  • Senegal:AU moves forward to put African Standby Force in operation
    10 november 2015 14:24:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Multinational, inter-regional, and multidimensional cooperation was one of the main reasons behind the success of just concluded Amani Africa II Field Training Exercise, held in South Africa, for military, police and civilian components from across the continent, according to African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson's Special Representative, Ambassador Augustine Philip Mahiga.Full text...

  • Senegal: Dakar International Forum addresses Africa's peace, security issues
    09 november 2015 16:24:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Terrorism is not only a security and military challenge in Africa but it also poses economic and social challenges, Malian Minister of Defence Tieman Hubert Coulibaly said here Monday. Full text...

  • Greece: African runners win Marathon Runner of the Year awards
    07 november 2015 13:39:11
    Athens, Greece (PANA) - Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba have won the 2015 Marathon Runner of the Year in the men's and women's categories, respectively. Full text...

  • Tunisia: EU gives Tunisia 23 million euros for security
    05 november 2015 10:59:22
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has given Tunisia 23 million euros to reform its security and back the fight against terrorism in the North African country, after the two parties signed a financial deal on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Italy: Burundi, IFAD join hands to combat local food insecurity, malnutrition
    03 november 2015 15:39:04
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – Burundi and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Tuesday signed a US$44.8 million agreement to finance the second phase of the Value Chain Development Programme (PRODEFI-II) in the eastern Africa country. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Good Governance and Integrity Reporting Bill introduced in Parliament
    27 october 2015 11:55:31
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms Minister, Roshi Bhadain, on Tuesday introduced the Good Governance and Integrity Reporting Bill in Parliament whose main objective is to promote a culture of good governance and integrity reporting in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia moves to end chronic food, nutrition insecurity
    26 october 2015 18:21:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's component of the Multinational Progmamme to Build Resilience to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS) which is financed by the African Development Fund (ADF) was launched here Monday. Full text...

  • Botswana: US supports Mogae to oversee South Sudan peace agreement
    21 october 2015 17:04:19
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby has welcomed the acceptance by former Botswana President Festus Mogae to take up appointment as head of South Sudan's peace agreement monitoring team.Full text...

  • Italy: Madagascar signs financing agreement with IFAD to boost food security
    21 october 2015 15:36:17
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Madagascar and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement Wednesday aimed at improving incomes and food security of smallholders in the Indian Ocean island. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Unlocking Africa’s potential to create wealth from agriculture (Analysis by Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank )
    21 october 2015 15:10:02
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - There is an unbelievable contrast today in Africa: How can a continent with such an abundance of arable land, water and sunshine annually import food worth US$35 billion? How can it be that the continent is not food secure? This must change. Full text...

  • Botswana: Mogae to head South Sudan peace monitoring team
    19 october 2015 10:24:40
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s former president Festus Mogae has been appointed to head South Sudan's peace agreement monitoring team. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council renews commitment to resolution on women, peace, security
    14 october 2015 15:24:08
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the 15th anniversary the adoption of the UN Security Council’s resolution 1325, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday declared his commitment to the inclusion of women in peace-building processes.Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS sensitizes stakeholders on Civilian Dimension of Peace Support Operations
    14 october 2015 11:16:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - In its effort to highlight the roles of the Civilian Dimension of the ECOWAS Standby Force (ESF), the West African economic bloc has organized a two-day workshop to sensitize selected focal persons from its 15 Member States and civil society organizations led by the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). Full text...

  • UN: New UN report urges women empowerment for peace building efforts
    12 october 2015 23:29:47
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report on women, peace and security was launched on Monday to coincide with the UN Security Council resolution on the issue, which highlighted the important gains to be made by the greater empowerment of women in peacebuilding efforts.Full text...

  • Tunisia; Tunisian Dialogue Quarter wins Nobel Peace Prize
    09 october 2015 10:36:39
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy" in the North African country, in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution, the award's committee announced Friday. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN condemns harassment of its peacekeepers in South Sudan
    08 october 2015 17:57:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has complained that its peacekeeping unit was physically harassed by South Sudanese troops at a checkpoint outside the country's capital, Juba, in violation of agreements governing relations between the force and the government.Full text...

  • Rwanda: 150 Rwandan police officers join UN Mission in CAR
    08 october 2015 14:43:21
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A fresh contingent of 150 Rwandan police officers was airlifted Thursday to join the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), police sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in CAR
    07 october 2015 20:48:31
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which occurred on Tuesday in the capital, Bangui. Full text...

  • UN: Mali peace process back on track, but vigilance necessary, says UN envoy
    06 october 2015 17:11:31
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Multidimensional Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius remains top ranked country in overall governance in Africa
    06 october 2015 12:46:04
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius remained the top ranking country in overall governance in Africa for the ninth consecutive year, according to the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) 2015 released on Monday and published on the website of the Government of Mauritius, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda maintains 11th position on 2015 Mo Ibrahim governance scale
    05 october 2015 18:04:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda maintained its 11th position on the Mo Ibrahim Index of African governance for 2015 with a score of 60.7 per cent compared to last year's score of 60.4 per cent, but reaching its highest ever score since 2011, said an official statement made available Monday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges Libyan parties to reject violence, act quickly on draft peace plan
    02 october 2015 15:34:54
    New York, US (PANA) - Stressing that 18 months of violence has only led Libya down a path of death, displacement and destruction, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged all parties to put aside their differences and act on the draft peace plan they have before them. Full text...

  • UN: UN official urges Malian parties to adhere to peace accord
    02 october 2015 14:34:04
    New York, US (PANA) - Noting the progress that has been made to date to secure stability in Mali, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson, on Friday urged all parties to adhere to the peace accord signed earlier this year, while also stressing the need to address development challenges. Full text...

  • UN: South Sudan reaffirms resolve to uphold historic peace accord
    02 october 2015 14:28:42
    New York, US (PANA) - Vice-President of South Sudan, Mr. James Wani Igga, has congratulated Full text...

  • Senegal: AI says Boko Haram remains deadly threat in West Africa
    01 october 2015 17:14:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Despite advances by the regional military, attacks by the insurgent Boko Haram group poses a deadly threat in the West Africa sub-region, Amnesty International (AI) said Thursday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa Union to issue guidelines for South Sudan war crimes court
    30 september 2015 15:19:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) is expected to formally issue the guidelines for the formation of a Special Court to try the war crimes committed in South Sudan, PANA reported from here Wednesday.Full text...

  • South Africa: South African DJ wins major international award
    30 september 2015 14:15:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A day after Soweto-born comedian, Trevor Noah, made his debut as the new host of a major United States television show, South African musician Black Coffee won the Breakthrough artist of the year at the DJ Awards. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senegalese, Ugandan win Yara Prize 2015 for impact on African farming
    30 september 2015 12:09:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Senegalese Ousmane Badiane and Eric Kaduru from Uganda have been named winners of the Yara Prize 2015 for their work related to African agricultural development, food security and the continent's green revolution, the organizers of the award announced Wednesday.Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges parties in South Sudan to commit to peace
    29 september 2015 19:04:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Citing a new window of opportunity for peace in South Sudan, Full text...

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