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  • 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...

  • Senegal: Former Nigerian leader underlines African peace, security
    15 december 2014 16:42:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said Monday that lack of peace and security in one African country is lack of peace and security throughout the continent. Full text...

  • Senegal: Senegalese PM calls for joint efforts against terrorism
    15 december 2014 14:22:51
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese Prime minister, Mahammad Boun Abdallah Dione, on Monday called for joint efforts from the international community in the fight against terrorism and a bid to establish sustainable peace in the world. Full text...

  • Senegal: Forum on peace, security in Africa opens in Dakar
    15 december 2014 12:34:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The first international forum on peace and security in Africa opened here Monday, presided over by Senegalese Prime Minister Mahammad Boun Abdallah Dione. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief says South Sudan conflict jeopardizes nation's future
    15 december 2014 05:01:13
    New York, US (PANA) - One year after conflict broke out in South Sudan, the country's warring factions are yet to reach a comprehensive peace agreement and therefore are endangering the lives of millions of people and the future of the world's youngest nation, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned.Full text...

  • Algeria: 31 arrested in anti-crime operation
    13 december 2014 17:02:21
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Algerian Ministry of Defence has announced the arrest of 31 suspects during a security operation to rid the country of drug trafficking and other organised crime.Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan warns South Sudan against hosting rebels
    13 december 2014 13:17:05
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has warned South Sudan against hosting rebels who use the country (South Sudan) as a base to launch attacks against Sudanese territories.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya passes controversial security law to fight terrorism
    12 december 2014 15:19:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan law, giving powers to the Police to detain terrorism suspects for a year without trial, has passed in Parliament with an overwhelming majority, but with opposition parties promising to rally against its implementation. Full text...

  • Libya: Security situation in Libya, a threat to stability in Sahel, says UN official
    12 december 2014 12:31:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A senior UN official Thursday warned that the persistence of insecurity in Libya represents a threat to stability for several countries in the Sahel region, local Libyan media reported Friday. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN envoy warns warring parties, says international patience 'wearing thin' in S. Sudan
    11 december 2014 17:30:56
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Leaders on both sides of the conflict in South Sudan must inject “a new sense of urgency” into the peace process in order to reach a comprehensive peace agreement as soon as possible, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative Ellen Margrethe Løj said Thursday.Full text...

  • Cameroon: Govt. to recruit 4,700 police officers in 2015
    10 december 2014 10:45:39
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The Cameroonian police will recruit 4,700 youths in 2015, the general delegate for the national security, Martin Mbarga Nguele, announced here.Full text...

  • Senegal: Dakar to host international forum on peace and security in Africa
    09 december 2014 20:27:19
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Crisis management, the fight against terrorism and maritime safety and security will be high on the agenda at a two-day international forum on peace and security in Africa which opens next Monday in Dakar, Senegal.Full text...

  • DR Congo: PM Matata Ponyo reappointed head of national unity govt.
    08 december 2014 14:28:42
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The Congolese Prime Minister, Matata Ponyo, has been reappointed head of the national unity government, according to a presidential decree issued here Sunday. Full text...

  • Togo: Road accidents kill 524 people in Togo
    07 december 2014 08:47:58
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togo registered a total of 4,943 road accidents that killed 524 people and wounded 1,338 others from January to end November this year, according to official sources in the Togolese capital. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief official says conflict "devastated" South Sudan
    04 december 2014 22:55:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang said Full text...

  • Sudan: Ministers from Libya's neighbours meet in Khartoum
    04 december 2014 14:34:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Senior officials from Egypt, Niger, Chad, Algeria and Tunisia, besides Sudan and Libya, started a meeting here Thursday on how to find a solution to the crisis in Libya. Full text...

  • Senegal: Dakar to host international workshop on terrorist threats
    04 december 2014 10:38:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal will on 17-18 March, 2015 host an international workshop to reflect on the prevention of terrorist threats, organizers announced on Wednesday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan security chiefs resign after 37 die in latest terror attacks
    02 december 2014 14:14:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday announced the resignation of Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo and the sack of the Interior Minister, shortly after the Somali terror group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the killing of 37 people in overnight attacks in the country's North east. Full text...

  • UN: UN peacekeepers in Mali did not 'desert' their positions - MINUSMA
    28 november 2014 21:46:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multi-dimensional Integrated Mission for Mali Stabilization (MINUSMA) on Friday said 30 UN peacekeepers, who left their base in northern Mali, were not deserting their positions. Full text...

  • Zambia: African projects win UN climate solution awards
    25 november 2014 15:44:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Two African projects are among the 12 inspiring projects from around the world announced Tuesday by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as winners of the 2014 Lighthouse Activity under the Momentum for Change initiative intended to address climate change. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkinabe Culture minister resigns
    25 november 2014 15:04:37
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe Culture and Tourism Minister, Adama Sagnon, resigned on Tuesday following calls for his exclusion from the transitional government, formed last Sunday. Full text...

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