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  • UN: UN chief calls for enhancement of UN peacekeeping operations
    27 march 2015 15:56:37
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday appealed to senior military Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council boosts UN peacekeeping in Central African Republic
    26 march 2015 18:47:12
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Thursday agreed to boost the UN peacekeeping Full text...

  • Nigeria Decides 2015: Jonathan meets National Peace Committee, international election observers
    25 march 2015 18:49:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday met with members of the National Peace Committee on Nigeria's 2015 general elections, led by former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, over preparations and conduct of Saturday’s presidential and federal parliamentary elections. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials urge more protection for children in armed conflicts
    25 march 2015 18:37:50
    New York US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed the need Full text...

  • Nigeria Decides 2015: Nigerian Army explains its role during elections
    25 march 2015 18:17:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – For those preparing to instigate violence during or after Saturday’s presidential and federal parliamentary elections in Nigeria, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah has warned that his troops are ready with “a well thought-out response.”Full text...

  • UN: UN expert says insecurity worsening in Mali
    24 march 2015 21:26:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, Mr. Suliman Baldo, says Mali is at a critical point in its efforts to find peace while massive human rights violations continue there.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy outlines progress in DRC, urges enhanced security
    19 march 2015 18:59:43
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping mission Full text...

  • Nigeria: Foreign minister says Nigeria committed to "credible" polls
    18 march 2015 18:51:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – With less than 10 days to Nigeria’s presidential election on 28 March, the nation’s top diplomat and security chief Wednesday assured the international community on the security and credibility of the polls. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council extends condolences over death of 2 UN peacekeepers in Mali
    18 march 2015 15:34:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed regret at the death of two Dutch peacekeepers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali following a helicopter accident in the region of Gao. Full text...

  • Sudan: North Darfur authorities beef up security measures on border with Libya
    17 march 2015 17:49:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Authorities in North Darfur State of Sudan have tightened security measures in areas bordering Libya to secure general elections due to be held in April 2015, fearing anti-election activities by rebels who fled fighting with government forces into Libya.Full text...

  • Libya: Two police officers killed in bomb attack on security check point
    16 march 2015 16:31:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Two Libyan police officers were killed and five others injured following a bomb attack at Al-Ghirane check point in Janzour zone west of Tripoli on Sunday, according to sources at a medical centre in the capital where two bodies of the victims were taken Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir says Abyei remains Sudanese territory
    13 march 2015 13:53:55
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir has asserted that Abyei region, which is contested with South Sudan, is a Sudanese territory and will remain so. Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: ICRC calls for support, protection of women in conflict zones
    07 march 2015 17:09:39
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Crescent have called for more efforts to protect and support women and girls exposed to multiple forms of violence linked to the conflict in Syria and who badly need essential health services. Full text...

  • Sudan: Oxfam 'regrets' failure of S. Sudan meeting
    07 march 2015 09:10:15
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A charity organization with wide activities among war affected Southern Sudanese, Oxfam, has expressed regret that South Sudanese leaders meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have failed to reach a peace agreement saying this would further complicate the lives of millions of South Sudanese already suffering from the conflict. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief welcomes 'important step forward' towards Mali peace
    06 march 2015 23:03:05
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the progress made towards the establishment of an inclusive peace in Mali in an effort to resolve the country’s ongoing crisis.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Arms cache discovered near Tunisia's border with Libya
    06 march 2015 13:29:37
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian security forces have arrested eight suspected terrorists following the discovery of an arms cache Thursday in the border region with Libya, security sources said here Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief tasks South Sudanese leaders on peace, stability
    04 march 2015 17:25:57
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged South Sudanese political rivals, President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar, to resolve their differences and move towards a lasting peace ahead of an impending mediation deadline.Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS institutes another award at FESPACO
    04 march 2015 12:40:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission is instituting the award for the Best film Producer at this year’s Pan-African Television and Film Festival (FESPACO), which opened on 28 Feb. 2015, as a way of boosting the organisation’s involvement and visibility at the popular continental cinema event held in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS hails Mali Peace Accord
    03 march 2015 12:22:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has hailed the Mali Peace and Reconciliation Agreement signed in Algiers, Algeria, 1 March 2015, which it called the culmination of several months of dedication and tenacious commitment of all parties involved in the Malian talks. Full text...

  • US: US urges South Sudanese leaders to choose peace
    03 march 2015 08:04:09
    New York, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has stressed the need for warring parties in South Sudan to use the current and final round of negotiations to deliver a sustainable peace and stability for the country and its people. Full text...

  • Congo: Central Africa's Peace and Security Council meets in Brazzaville
    02 march 2015 22:12:14
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The first conference of the commission at the Central Africa Peace and Security Commission (COPAX) opened on Monday in Brazzaville to review challenges for the preservation of peace and security in countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). Full text...

  • UN: Mandate of UN security force in Abyei extended to July 2015
    27 february 2015 07:18:00
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA) till 15 July as part of the organisation’s ongoing efforts to maintain peace and protect civilians in the disputed territory. Full text...

  • Niger: Donors launch plan to curb clashes over land in Niger
    25 february 2015 08:58:30
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - A plan to curb clashes between pastoralists and crop farmers over land has been launched in Niger, targeting nine other African countries, as part of an effort to boost agriculture.Full text...

  • Niger: Benin, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire back president Mahamadou against Boko Haram
    24 february 2015 21:03:52
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Benin, Togo and Cote d'Ivoire on Tuesday threw their support behind Niger in its fight against the Nigerian-based Boko Haram insurgents which have been creating havoc in a number of West and Central African countries.Full text...

  • UN: UN expert stresses need for technological advances to boost UN peacekeepers
    24 february 2015 17:13:42
    New York, US (PANA) - A group of UN experts on Tuesday said UN peacekeeping missions in Full text...

  • Senegal: Journalists to be trained in combating arms proliferation in Africa
    24 february 2015 15:19:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Media Initiative (AMI) and the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA) have signed an agreement towards combating arms proliferation and promoting peace in Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Congo, Equatorial Guinea leaders meet Jonathan on ongoing war against Boko Haram
    23 february 2015 18:41:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Presidents Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo and Theodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea on Monday held a “stop-over” meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and appealed to the international community for more support to consolidate the ongoing war against the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency in northeastern Nigeria.Full text...

  • Botswana: Govt challengea security firms in Botswana to adhere to regulations
    23 february 2015 17:24:55
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Defence, Justice and Security minister Shaw Kgathi on Monday challenged security companies in the country to adhere to regulations, bemoaning that majority of security companies do not comply with the laws and policies regulating the private security industry. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Govt commends success of Mauritanian film-maker Abderahmane Sissako
    22 february 2015 14:53:21
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian Government has, in a statement Sunday, commended the success of Mauritanian film-maker Abderahmane Sissako who, it said, “honours his country, Africa and the Arab world after winning Friday seven awards at the 40th ceremony of the Cesars of Cinema in Paris, France for his film “Timbuktu”. Full text...

  • Mauritius: International community to support Indian Ocean food security projects
    21 february 2015 07:20:23
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) – The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has said that the two-day Antananarivo conference on food security that ended on Friday night opened a new dynamism for Madagascar and the other Indian Ocean countries by establishing a complete inventory of food and nutritional security projects led by the big island. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian military destroys Boko Haram training camps, logistics dump
    19 february 2015 18:41:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – As the war against terror in northeast Nigeria continues, the Nigerian military Thursday announced it has recorded significant victory over the Boko Haram insurgents in their two strategic strongholds. Full text...

  • Madagascar: Indian Ocean food security sponsors conference opens in Madagascar
    19 february 2015 17:18:38
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) – Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday opened a two-day Indian Ocean Food Security Sponsors Conference in Antananarivo suggesting a “win-win partnership” centered on increased production as the answer to the nutritional challenge facing island nations in the region.Full text...

  • Togo: Interpol urged to back fight against illegal wood trade in West Africa
    16 february 2015 16:56:05
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – A four-nation meeting of West African forest and environment management officials, held Sunday in the Togolese capital, Lomé, has called on the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to back the fight against illegal trade in wood within the framework of environmental security.Full text...

  • Tanzania: AUC Chair congratulates ASEOWA Head of Mission
    13 february 2015 19:21:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Friday congratulated Major General Julius Facki Oketta, Head of Mission of the AU Support to Ebola Outbreak to West Africa (ASEOWA), for being awarded "Distinguished Service Order" (DSO) by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Full text...

  • Nigeria: FAO calls for support to fight food insecurity in Sahel region
    13 february 2015 19:08:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for support to the tune of US$116 million in order to assist more than 54 million people faced with starvation as a result of violence and insecurity, mostly in the Sahel region. Full text...

  • Senegal: AMI, United Religions Initiative join forces to fight hate speech
    12 february 2015 17:50:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Media Initiative (AMI) and United Religions Initiative (URI) Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to counter violent extremism, terrorism, hate speech among others in Africa. Full text...

  • UN: UN demands end to use of child soldiers in conflict
    12 february 2015 17:26:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Thursday warned that the world's conflicts have become more brutal, intense and widespread, as children are finding themselves increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and deployment by armed groups.Full text...

  • Kenya: Peace conference raise the red flag on global refugee crisis
    09 february 2015 14:53:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Global refugee crisis is a time bomb that will deal a deadly blow to venerable economies, a global security conference in Munich, Germany, has been told. Full text...

  • 2015 AFCON: Ghana's Christian Atsu wins "Man-of-the-tournament" award
    09 february 2015 07:37:49
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Ghanaian player Christian Atsu was adjudged the Man of the competition, the prize for the best player of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council demands end to Mali violence, urges parties to reach peace deal
    06 february 2015 22:25:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Friday urged Malian parties "to engage with sustained political will and a spirit of compromise", and make the necessary concessions to engage in talks towards a comprehensive, inclusive peace deal that addresses the root causes of the years-long crisis in Mali. Full text...

  • Libya: 'Army gaining grounds against armed groups'
    06 february 2015 14:30:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Interior minister, Omar al-Soukni, has said that all Libyan forces, under the command of the Libyan army Chief, Abdelrazak al-Nadhouri, had gained grounds against armed groups across the country, liberating Benghazi in the process. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian president goes on vacation
    06 february 2015 12:38:03
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has gone on a 15-day vacation, taking time off to rest in the region of Inchiri, 250 km North of Nouakchott, presidential sources here said Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: 2 killed, 20 injured in Benghazi car-bomb blast
    06 february 2015 12:31:19
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – At least two people were killed and 20 others injured as a car-bomb exploded on Friday morning in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi, military sources said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian govt unveils security strategy documents to fight Boko Haram terrorism
    05 february 2015 17:25:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria Thursday unveiled three National Security Strategy documents towards combating the raging Boko Haram terrorism and ensuring a safe crime-free cyber in the country.Full text...

  • Congo: 'US aid to CAR estimated at US$300 million'
    05 february 2015 14:24:38
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Robin D. Meyer, the director of affairs for Central Africa at the US State department, has said that US aid to the Central African Republic (CAR) is estimated at some US$ 300 million. Full text...

  • Rwanda: UN envoy calls for united effort in dealing with negative forces in eastern DRC
    05 february 2015 14:08:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, on Wednesday concluded a visit to Rwanda where he discussed ongoing peace and security developments in the region with high-ranking government officials. Full text...

  • UN: 'Power-sharing formula vital to peace in South Sudan'
    04 february 2015 08:12:57
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his former Vice-President Riek Machar to put the interests of their people ahead of their own in order for peace to flourish in the war-torn country.Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 'Burkina Faso's transition govt. members declare assets'
    03 february 2015 14:27:04
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe Minister of Communications, Frédéric Nikiéma, declared here Monday that all members of the transition government declared their assets on 2 February, 2015, saying "these will be gazetted for public consumption." Full text...

  • Kenya: Strengthen EA standby force capacity - Kenya urges AU
    28 january 2015 13:50:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed, has called for the strengthening of the logistical capacity of the East African Standby Force (EASF). Full text...

  • Sudan: EU calls for Sudanese commitment to Darfur peace deal
    27 january 2015 17:47:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan, Tomas Ulicny, has underlined the need for all Sudanese parties to commit themselves to the implementation of the Darfur peace agreement, signed five years ago in Doha, Qatar. Full text...

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