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  • UN: UN Mission in Mali records another attack on peacekeepers
    17 january 2015 20:01:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on Saturday condemned, in the strongest terms, a terrorist attack on the Mission's base in the town of Kidal, which killed a Chadian peacekeeper and wounded another. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Contingent of Chadian army expected in Cameroon
    16 january 2015 20:50:33
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - A contingent of Chadian armed forces is expected shortly in Cameroon to support the country in the fight against the Nigerian Islamist sect, Boko Haram, according to the Cameroonian Minister of Communication, Issa Bakary Tchiroma.Full text...

  • Burundi: Govt. organizes rallies for peace, security
    16 january 2015 13:51:17
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian government has fixed massive rallies across the country for Saturday in appreciation of the feat by the defence and security forces who, early this month, drove back a group of individuals who attempted to seize Cibitoke, a northwestern province in the country.Full text...

  • UN: Chinese soldiers set for UN peacekeeping in South Sudan
    15 january 2015 20:03:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The first ever deployment of a Chinese infantry battalion in a UN peacekeeping mission is expected in South Sudan, a UN statement said on Thursday.Full text...

  • Libya: UN-mediated peace talks resume in Geneva as parties seek political settlement
    15 january 2015 17:02:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The new round of UN-led political talks aimed at easing the deepening political and security crisis afflicting Libya continued Thursday for the second day of dialogue as national stakeholders and the UN Support Mission (UNSMIL) in the North African country resumed their meetings in Geneva amid encouraging developments. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council stresses importance of peacebuilding
    14 january 2015 19:51:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday reaffirmed that the importance of peacebuilding as the foundation for sustainable peace and development in countries emerging from conflict. Full text...

  • Sudan: South Sudan warning parties renew commitment to peace agreement
    12 january 2015 20:18:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Warring parties in South Sudan have once again renewed their commitment to implement "in good faith" an agreement they reached last year in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and to end the one-year-long hostilities.Full text...

  • Nigeria: UN envoy assesses situation of children in conflict-torn Northern Nigeria
    12 january 2015 18:13:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Disturbed by the increasing killings in north-eastern Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms Leila Zerrougui, has arrived in the country for a seven-day visit. Full text...

  • UN: Mali armed groups urged to stop attacking UN peacekeepers
    10 january 2015 19:56:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Armed groups in Mali are being urged by the UN to respect their promise to not attack peacekeepers, a UN statement said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Kikwete elaborates Tanzania's position on DRC peace efforts
    10 january 2015 12:12:15
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has reassured the international community of his country's support to ongoing efforts to ensure the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo "is free of armed groups that threaten the security of the people of Congo and Congo’s neighbours". Full text...

  • Tanzania: AWF helps tackle food insecurity, flooding, droughts in Uganda, South Sudan
    09 january 2015 16:29:03
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The African Water Facility (AWF) announced Friday a €1.97 million grant to the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme (NELSAP) to increase water availability for multiple purposes in the Nyimur region of Uganda and South Sudan. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Infrastructure minister resigns
    09 january 2015 15:32:32
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkina Faso Minister of Infrastructure, Moumini Dieguimdé, has resigned from the acting Burkinabe government, making him the second minister to quit the administration. Full text...

  • Sudan: Chinese FM visits Sudan, moves to end South Sudanese conflict
    08 january 2015 12:59:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, is due to arrive in Khartoum on Sunday, at the head of a high-level delegation on an official two-day visit to the Sudan, aimed at finding a way to end the raging conflict in South Sudan, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya:Rights body wants Ugandan war crimes suspect hauled to ICC
    08 january 2015 08:49:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Following reports that Dominic Ongwen has surrendered to the US forces, Amnesty International is calling for his immediate transfer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face trial. Full text...

  • UN: UN official says peace process in Mali at 'crucial stage'
    07 january 2015 19:12:58
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous has said progress in the political process in Mali over the last three months has been "fairly modest", noting that talks in Algiers marked the first occasion when armed groups and the government engaged in direct conversation.Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan shrugs off Libya's threat to shoot down trespassing military, civilian planes
    07 january 2015 10:48:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Army Wednesday said a recent Libyan threat to shoot down any Sudanese military or civilian plane that flies over Tripoli’s airspace was not relevant to the Sudan. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: President Kafando asks civil society to consider government as 'servant'
    06 january 2015 21:19:04
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso's acting president, Michel Kafando, has in a meeting with the civil society organisations on Tuesday asked them to consider his team as their “servants”.Full text...

  • UN: UN/AU peacekeepers attacked in Darfur Tuesday
    06 january 2015 19:12:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reported that Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan, governors, security chiefs meet over Boko Haram attacks
    06 january 2015 18:39:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Faced with recent successes by the Boko Haram insurgents, especially the takeover of Baga, a major fish-trading outlet on the Nigeria/Chad border, President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday held an enlarged security meeting with all heads of security agencies and political leaders from the troubled northeastern States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to address the issue.Full text...

  • UN: Investigations launched into ambush of UN peacekeepers in Mali
    05 january 2015 22:50:36
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Monday says bomb experts are examining the scene of an attack on pecekeepers with the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) to determine what kind of explosives were used. Full text...

  • UN: New round of UN-brokered Libya peace talks still pending
    05 january 2015 21:24:40
    New York, US (PANA) - Consultations continue with various Libyan political actors regarding the holding of a second round of peace talks, but talks to cement the initiatives are still pending, a brief UN statement said on Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Mali: UN Mission condemns attack of peacekeepers in Mali
    05 january 2015 19:08:59
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Monday condemned the attack that wounded eight peacekeepers – three seriously – on Sunday in the Gao region.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy 'hopeful' over prospects for peace in CAR
    31 december 2014 21:16:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Babacar Gaye, says the country is showing signs of moving towards broad national dialogue, in order to ensure lasting peaceFull text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum insists talks with Darfur rebels shoud focus on ceasefire only
    29 december 2014 19:50:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) -The Sudanese government has re-emphasised its stand that its negotiations with rebel movements in the restive Darfur region should focus on striking a ceasefire deal only.Full text...

  • Sudan: UK, US, Norway call for resumption of Sudanese peace talks, condemn opposition arrest
    28 december 2014 17:50:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The US, Norway and the UK have issued a joint statement, calling on the warring Sudanese parties in Darfur, the Blue Nile and Nuba mountains, to immediately engage in peace talks that will end the suffering of people on the ground. Full text...

  • Libya: Car bomb explodes near diplomatic missions in Tripoli
    28 december 2014 12:07:15
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A car bomb exploded Saturday in the area housing diplomatic missions at the Libyan Interior ministry in Tripoli, signalling a fresh outbreak of violence in the Libyan capital, security sources said. Full text...

  • Egypt/CAF: Nigerian keeper Enyeama, 2 others make final top 3 list
    26 december 2014 12:21:27
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Ivorian midfieder Yaya Toure have made the final top three for the 2014 African Player of the Year award. Full text...

  • UN: UN Ebola response warehouse in Guinea back in operation after fire incident
    25 december 2014 08:11:56
    New York US (PANA) - The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) says a main UN logistics hub managed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Guinea is now fully operational, despite the fire that swept through the facility last week threatening medicines Full text...

  • Congo: Religious leaders urged to preserve peace
    23 december 2014 21:35:50
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The mayor of the city of Brazzaville, Hugues Ngouélondélé, on Tuesday urged church leaders to preach against tribal hatred.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Road death toll declines in Mauritius
    22 december 2014 17:25:01
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – A total of 127 persons, including 52 motorcyclists, have died in road accidents between 1January 2014 to date compared to a toll of 134 during the same period in 2013, PANA reported Monday from the Mauritian capital, Port Louis. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Sahel G5 calls for foreign intervention in Libya
    20 december 2014 13:17:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The group of Sahel countries (Sahel G5), which constitutes the front line in of the fight against terrorism, is seeking the establishment of an international force to help stabilize the security situation in Libya, a country facing severe crisis likely to destabilize the sub-region. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan Interior minister voted in with new controversial security law
    18 december 2014 17:58:00
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s Parliament voted in new Interior Minister Joseph olé Nkaissery, a former Army General drawn from the opposition bench in Parliament, to lead the fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Renewed South Sudan fighting overshadows peace talks
    18 december 2014 14:00:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese talks resumed Thursday, amid renewed fighting blamed on the government, with delegates from both sides taking on each other for the delay in striking an accord to end the yearlong war.Full text...

  • Kenya: MPs exchange blows over controversial security bill
    18 december 2014 13:44:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan parliamentarians scuffled and fought each other during a chaotic session Thursday, to debate the controversial security bill, which opposition parliamentarians said was aiming to entrench dictatorial rule by security forces. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Congolese youth urged to contribute to peace in Africa
    17 december 2014 22:21:20
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, has called upon young people in DR Congo to mobilize for the creation of a Youth Network for the Culture of Peace in Africa.Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: President Kafando arrives in Nouakchott for summit on security in Sahel
    17 december 2014 20:36:26
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso's acting president, Michel Kafando, arrived in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, on Wednesday evening where he will participate in a two-day summit on security in the Sahel, a press release issued by the communication department of the presidency said.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Uncertain South Sudan talks fail to resume
    17 december 2014 15:26:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Peace talks aimed at ending a deadlock over the structure of a power-sharing government in South Sudan failed to kick off Wednesday, after a last-minute hitch.Full text...

  • Senegal: Malian President says Islam has nothing to do with terrorism
    16 december 2014 22:13:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on Tuesday said that Islam is a religion of peace and has nothing to do with terrorism.Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges more UN-AU cooperation on peace, security in Africa
    16 december 2014 20:37:56
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says cooperation between the Full text...

  • Senegal: "Take Africa's concerns into account", Peace forum urges international community
    16 december 2014 19:16:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Africa's voice must be listened to and its concerns taken into account when dealing with peacekeeping and fighting against insecurity on the continent, according to several participants of a debate on the theme "United Nations/African Union: which synergies” that was held Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Senegal: Former UN official says African security, development are inseparable
    16 december 2014 18:25:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Security and development in Africa are like two sides of the same coin, none of which can go without the other, according to Abdoulie Janneh, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Full text...

  • Senegal: Researcher examines repercussions of Islamic radicalism in the Sahel
    16 december 2014 13:56:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Dr. Bakary Sambe, a Senegalese researcher, Tuesday disclosed that several countries in the West African sub-region are threatened by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) phenomenon and the Sahel is a favourable terrain for jihadists. Full text...

  • Mauritius: New PM announces cabinet
    16 december 2014 07:31:39
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The New Mauritian Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who took office Sunday following the victory of his alliance last week Tuesday, constituted his new cabinet of 24 ministers that will take office Wednesday, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Senegal: Africa is not in flames – ISS Executive Director
    15 december 2014 20:23:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Dr. Jakkie Cilliers, the Executive Director of South African-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS), on Monday observed that despite an increase in violence in some parts of Africa, the “continent is not in flames”.Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights chief laments on situation in South Sudan
    15 december 2014 19:26:50
    New York, US (PANA) - Highlighting the "dreadful" situation of civilians in South Sudan, the Full text...

  • UN: Special envoys in Great Lakes region urge faster implementation of M23 peace deal
    15 december 2014 19:19:55
    New York, US (PANA) - A team of UN, African Union and other Special Envoys on the Great Lakes region have noted with concern that overall implementation of the Nairobi Declarations remains slow, a UN statement statement said on Monday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Former Senegalese FM says proposed ASF should improve security
    15 december 2014 19:13:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Former Senegalese Foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio has emphasized the need for the African Standby Force (ASF) to work out well and raise the security situation on the continent which he said “is very bad.”Full text...

  • Senegal: French Defence minister praises Africa's commitment to fight terrorism
    15 december 2014 18:24:26
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – France's Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said here Monday that he was pleased by the commitment of African countries to fight insecurity on the continent and he reaffirmed his country’s readiness to accompany them in that war.Full text...

  • South Sudan: Year-old conflict keeps South Sudanese in endless grief
    15 december 2014 18:04:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - UN and humanitarian agencies have portrayed aFull text...

  • Senegal: AU Commissioner urges African countries to fund war on terrorism
    15 december 2014 17:02:11
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security Smaïl Chergui, on Monday called on African countries to make financial contributions to the fight against terrorism on the continent.Full text...

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