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  • 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...

  • Libya: 2 Eritreans killed by Daech in eastern Libya
    04 june 2015 21:10:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Daech elements on Thursday arrested a lorry with 75 migrants of different African nationalities on board, at the crossroad of Massouda, 5 km west of the locality of Nofilia, in eastern Libya, and killed 2 Eritreans, Libyan military sources said.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian military rejects Amnesty International's war crimes allegation
    03 june 2015 17:58:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military on Wednesday rejected the Amnesty International report that it (military) has committed horrific war crimes, including the starving, suffocating and torturing to death of 8,000 people, in the country's North-east, where troops are battling the insurgent group Boko Haram.Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 21 Burkina UN peacekeepers killed since 1990
    02 june 2015 09:54:05
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Twenty-one Burkina UN peacekeepers have been killed in the theatre of operation since 1990, when the West African nation started contributing troops to UN peacekeeping missions around the world, the government said.Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan says it looks forward to negotiated settlement to Libyan conflict
    30 may 2015 09:07:53
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir has expressed concern about development in Libya and says he is ready to cooperate with the Libyans to halt the conflict there. Full text...

  • US: US lauds UN peacekeepers for service, sacrifices
    30 may 2015 05:10:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government has commended the service and sacrifice of the courageous men and women serving under the flag of the UN in peacekeeping operations around the world. Full text...

  • UN: UN honours 126 fallen peacekeepers with posthumous medals
    29 may 2015 19:07:35
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday stressed the "invaluable Full text...

  • UN: UN officials call for international engagement to deal with South Sudan's conflict
    29 may 2015 15:35:06
    New York, US (PANA) - As South Sudan's civil conflict continues to escalate, three senior UN officials have urged all stakeholders in the country to reach a sustainable solution to the crisis through inclusive dialogue and foster a lasting peace based on accountability and reconciliation.Full text...

  • UN: 'Over 1m personnel have served as UN peacekeepers'
    29 may 2015 08:10:14
    New York, US (PANA) - More than one million military, police and civilian personnel have served Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of UN peacekeeper in Mali
    28 may 2015 22:05:30
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the shooting incident that took place in Bamako, Mali, on Monday, 25 May, during which a peacekeeper with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was killed and another injured.Full text...

  • US: US condemns killing of Burundi's opposition leader, urges peace
    26 may 2015 07:05:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The US on Tuesday strongly condemned the 23 May killing of the leader of Burundi's opposition party, Union for Peace and Development (UPD), Mr. Zedi Feruzi, and his bodyguard in Burundi. Full text...

  • UN: UN honours 126 fallen peacekeepers on 29 May
    25 may 2015 16:35:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN will on 29 May pay tribute to 126 military, police and civilian Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan denies intervention in S/Sudan
    25 may 2015 08:50:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has denied accusations by some officials of the South Sudan government that Khartoum was supporting southern rebels in the ongoing civil war in the South.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Youth sensitized on International Humanitarian Law in Mauritius
    22 may 2015 09:58:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius has launched an awareness campaign on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for to the youth of the island, PANA reported from here Friday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Army deploys elite anti-terror battalions in war against Boko Haram
    20 may 2015 18:52:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two battalions of the Nigerian military are set to be deployed into the war against Boko Haram insurgents in the north-eastern part of the country after 481 members of the elite Armed Forces Special Forces completed training, acting director of Nigerian Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman told journalists in Abuja Wednesday.Full text...

  • Kenya: Security forces on 'high alert' after Ethiopian military incursion
    19 may 2015 13:38:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan security forces have been put on high alert after a military incursion by troops from neighbouring Ethiopia, the Daily Nation newspaper reported Wednesday.Full text...

  • US: Yale honours Okonjo-Iweala with an Honorary Doctorate Degree
    19 may 2015 13:30:27
    New Haven, US (PANA) - The Nigerian Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been honoured with an honorary Doctorate degree from Yale University, one of America’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.Full text...

  • Congo: Govt. satisfied with measures against insecurity in Gulf of Guinea
    15 may 2015 20:34:56
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government has said it is satisfied with the quality of actions taken within the framework of the endless fight against all forms of insecurity in the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, official sources said Friday at the end of the conference of the G7 of the Gulf of Guinea’s friends in Pointe-Noire, the country’s main economic center. Full text...

  • Mauritius: ''White-collar criminals should be prosecuted'
    14 may 2015 11:13:30
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Amid growing cases of white-collar crimes in the world, there is the need to prosecute those who commit such crimes, which feed into more serious crimes, according to the World President of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Anthony Harbinson.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Political situation in Burundi at a turning point after military coup attempt (A News Analysis by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent)
    13 may 2015 22:19:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (Rwanda) - An announcement of a coup attempt launched by a group of senior military and police officers in Burundi to overthrow the regime, came few hours after President Pierre Nkurunziza arrived in the capital of neighbouring Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, to attend the summit of heads of state from the East African region.Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges calm, restraint in Burundi
    13 may 2015 18:58:38
    New York, US (PANA) - Amid reports of political upheaval in Burundi, UN Secretary-General Full text...

  • UN: ICC prosecutor tasks international community on Libya's peace, stability
    13 may 2015 09:33:45
    New York, US (PANA) - Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou BensoudaFull text...

  • Burkina Faso: More than 11,600 arrested in war against criminals
    12 may 2015 21:59:13
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkina Faso police and gendarmerie on Tuesday in Ouagadougou announced that more than 11,600 people have been arrested in a war against insecurity launched in early April. Full text...

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