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  • UN: FAO chief calls for increased food security measures
    13 october 2014 18:35:04
    New York, US (PANA) - With some 805 million people still chronically undernourished in the Full text...

  • Libya: 28 killed in renewed armed clashes in Libya
    12 october 2014 13:16:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) -At least 21 people were killed and more than 60 others were injured Saturday during clashes between the Libyan Army and Islamist militias in Kikla area, south-west of Benghazi, military and hospital sources said Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns deadly attack on UN peacekeepers in CAR
    10 october 2014 21:06:51
    New York, US (PANA) - Strongly condemning the recent deadly ambush of a convoy of UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Security Council on Friday deplored all attacks and provocations by armed groups against the UN stabilization mission in the country, known as MINUSCA, and underlined that such attacks may be considered war crimes.Full text...

  • UN: UN force commanders say peacekeepers face challenges
    09 october 2014 20:48:05
    New York, US (PANA - UN senior military officials on Thursday said from Mali to the Golan Heights, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UN peacekeeping missions are facing increasing challenges as they operate in some of the most difficult security environments around the world.) Full text...

  • Tunisia: Defence ministry denies talks with France on information centre
    09 october 2014 20:34:36
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia's Defence ministry on Thursday denied that the North African country is in talks with France to set up an information centre to gather intelligence on terrorist groups. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan radio announcer gunned down in Benghazi
    09 october 2014 19:00:27
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – A Libyan national radio announcer was killed Thursday in the eastern city of Benghazi by unidentified gunmen, according to medical sources at a hospital where his body was taken. Full text...

  • Kenya: FAO launches food security initiative in Ebola-hit West Africa
    08 october 2014 13:06:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - FAO Wednesday launched a new programme to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic, the UN food and agriculture agency, FAO, said in a press statement, received by PANA. Full text...

  • Niger: CBLT security summit opens in Niamey
    07 october 2014 13:56:06
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – A summit of heads of State and government from member countries of the Commission of the Chad Lake basin (CBLT) and Benin opened here Tuesday to discuss the security situation in the region. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Several terrorists arrested in Kasserine, Bengardane
    07 october 2014 13:30:43
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia's national guard have arrested two foreign terrorists in the city of Kasserine for attempting to get into the country to join the terrorist groups in the ''Châambi'' mountain, along the border with Algeria, the Tunisian Interior Ministry said in a statement issued here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Britain asks Zambia to help improve situation in Zimbabwe
    06 october 2014 14:55:45
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Mr. Matt Baugh, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Head of Africa Department responsible for Central and Southern Africa, has urged Zambia to continue playing its critical role in helping to improve the situation in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • UN: UN confirms nine Niger peacekeepers killed in Mali
    03 october 2014 18:13:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed Friday that nine peacekeepers from Niger have been killed in an ambush in eastern Mali. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council welcomes meeting to resolve Libya's conflict
    02 october 2014 22:44:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday welcomed the UN-facilitated meeting between members of Libya’s House of Representatives in the town of Ghadames on 29 September calling it an important step towards a peaceful resolution of the current political stalemate in Libya. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Africa's largest economy not among continent's best governed'
    01 october 2014 13:33:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria may be Africa's largest economy and its most populous, but it is not among the continent's best governed states by far, according to the 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius tops African governance list for 8th consecutive year
    30 september 2014 16:01:38
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius is ranked first in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) 2014 for the eighth consecutive year, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Libya : Libyan fighting groups sign deal on general ceasefire
    29 september 2014 19:44:16
    Ghadames, Libya (PANA) - Opposed groups in the Libyan crisis meeting Monday in the southwestern city of Ghadames have signed an agreement on a general ceasefire across the country. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan opposed groups meet to kickstart national dialogue on peace
    29 september 2014 16:41:55
    Ghadames, Libya (PANA) - Stakeholders in Libya's future Monday took the groundbreaking action when they came together in the southwestern city of Ghadames under the auspices of the United Nations to pave the way for political dialogue.Full text...

  • UN: Kirr says South Sudan committed to peace
    27 september 2014 18:15:02
    New York, US (PANA) - President Salva Kirr of South Sudan on Saturday said his government is deeply committed to "talk peace with the rebels to close this dark chapter in our country's history, so the difficult mission of socio-economic development could begin". Full text...

  • UN: Ban announces review of UN peacekeeping operations
    26 september 2014 19:25:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says UN peacekeepers (blue helmets) will have to quickly adapt to the demands of the 21st century’s crises and conflicts.Full text...

  • UN: Secretary-General urges continuing support for Somalia's peace process
    25 september 2014 17:08:04
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said Somalia’s peace process is gathering momentum amid political progress and improving security, but "much work is still ahead" for the Horn of Africa country. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges leadership to move from 'turbulence' to peace
    24 september 2014 17:39:18
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called for decisive Full text...

  • US: Ban urges recommitment to peace framework in DRC, region
    23 september 2014 07:05:55
    New York, US (PANA) - Addressing the root causes of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region requires a national and regional re-commitment to the peace framework, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Cyberoam launches Sophos end point security for partners in Kenya, Tanzania
    22 september 2014 16:22:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Leading network security vendor Cyberoam has announced the availability of award winning Sophos end-point protection portfolio for its partners in Kenya and Tanzania, opening up more revenue opportunities as well as enabling Cyberoam partners to differentiate with enhanced and unique security portfolio in the process. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroonian soldiers kill 50 Boko Haram members
    22 september 2014 13:55:58
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) – Responding swiftly to a series of attacks by the Islamist sect Boko Haram, in the localities of Fotokol and Ashigashiya, in the northern part of their country, Cameroonian soldiers killed 50 insurgents, according to military sources.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council, Ban condemn attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali
    19 september 2014 22:14:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Friday condemned in the strongest terms Full text...

  • US: UN marks International Day of Peace
    19 september 2014 21:29:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of the official observance of the the International Day of Peace on 21 September, the UN on Friday marked the Day, underscoring that all people have the right to peace.Full text...

  • Libya: Religious leader gunned down, 4 soldiers injured in Benghazi violence
    19 september 2014 18:22:26
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – An official of Libya's Ministry of Religious Affairs (Waqfs) was gunned down late Thursday in front of a mosque in Benghazi as violent clashes, which left four other people including three soldiers injured, flared across the city. Full text...

  • Sudan: Opposition calls for formation of interim national government
    19 september 2014 14:34:53
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Opposition National Umma Party (NUP) has called for the formation of an interim national government to run the general and presidential elections, set for April next year. Full text...

  • Uganda: Museveni sacks long-time PM Mbabazi
    19 september 2014 12:39:40
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - President Yoweri Museveni on Friday announced the sacking of Uganda’s long-time Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi in what is seen as the re-organisation of the government ahead of the 2016 elections. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Japan finances peace consolidation project in Sahel
    18 september 2014 21:01:18
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Japanese government is financing a project to consolidate peace and good governance in five Sahel countries at the cost of US$15 million.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Russian FM calls for bigger AU role in regional conflicts
    17 september 2014 20:52:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov kicked off a two-day visit to Ethiopia on Wednesday with a call for a bigger role for the African Union in the determination of solutions to African conflicts.Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Aziz receives message from Gambian President Jammeh
    17 september 2014 17:40:44
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Wednesday received here in audience Gambia's Interior minister, Ousmane Sonko, who delivered a message from President Yahya Jammeh, the Mauritanian news agency (AMI) reported.Full text...

  • Congo: Christians, Muslims in Congo urged to help CAR find peace
    16 september 2014 20:20:29
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The President of Imams of France, Hassen Chaghoulmy, has urged Christians and Muslims in the Congo to assist the people of Central African Republic (CAR) find peace and security.Full text...

  • Congo: Congo to host world peace forum shortly
    16 september 2014 20:13:36
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – A world peace forum will be held shortly in Brazzaville to find solutions to the security problems facing the African continent, the Archbishop of Brazzaville, Anatole Milandou, said at the end of talks on Tuesday with Congolese president, Denis Sassou-Nguesso and the president of Imams of France, Hassen Chaghoulmy. Full text...

  • Kenya: Govt to boost security at  tourism hot spots
    16 september 2014 12:37:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said Tuesday security would be strengthened at all tourism facilities, including hotels and beaches, to help revive the sector which has been worst hit by a series of terror attacks.  Full text...

  • Mauritius: Indian Ocean Islands discuss Maritime Security
    16 september 2014 12:06:50
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) - The creation of a Western Indian Ocean Maritime Crime Forum that will make it possible for island states in the region to better coordinate their response to maritime crime concerns at the diplomatic, strategic and capacity-development levels was formulated at a high-level meeting held here Monday.Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes official deployment of UN mission in CAR
    15 september 2014 22:53:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the official transfer of authority from the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Full text...

  • Angola: AU commission chairperson meets Angolan president
    15 september 2014 22:25:05
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Monday reviewed the latest developments in the Great Lakes region and the other parts of the African continent with the African Union Commission chairwoman, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, in Luanda. Full text...

  • UN: Ban strongly condemns latest attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali
    15 september 2014 07:19:33
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned an attack on a military vehicle of the UN mission in Mali that resulted in the death of a Chadian peacekeeper and left four other troops wounded. Full text...

  • Libya: Seven killed in separate rebel attacks in Benghazi
    14 september 2014 13:21:13
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Seven persons were killed Saturday in separate attacks in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, indicating a fresh outbreak of assassinations targeting the armed forces and the police, hospital sources said Sunday.Full text...

  • Libya: Prime Minister hopeful to find solution to Libyan crisis
    12 september 2014 17:56:56
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni has said that the situation in the country remains "very complex and difficult" though life continues under a double threat of political and security crisis. Full text...

  • Botswana: Gaborone applauds Guebuza, Dhlakama
    11 september 2014 14:27:33
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Botswana government has commended Mozambique’s president Armando Guebuza and Afonso Dhlakama, leader of rebel group, RENAMO forces, for burying the hatchet. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian political parties sign Convention for Good Governance
    10 september 2014 13:48:43
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Sixty-two political parties in Mali have signed the country's Convention for Good Governance and named Dr. Boulkassoum Haïdara, vice president of the ruling Rally for Mali Party, as head of the grouping, reliable sources told PANA Wednesday.Full text...

  • Mali: 300 young Africans participate in Int'l Peace Forum in Bamako
    10 september 2014 13:37:48
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - About 300 young leaders from Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Niger, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Morocco, Cameroon, Mauritania, Mali and Malians in Diaspora will attend an international Sahel peace and security forum, scheduled for 16-18 September in Bamako, the Malian capital. Full text...

  • US: Peace cannot be decreed through treaties - UN
    10 september 2014 10:08:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials have stressed the need for concerted efforts to achieve the common vision of a life of dignity and well-being for all, saying peace is more than just the absence of war. Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament Speaker, UN envoy hold talks on Libyan crisis
    09 september 2014 00:02:00
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - Speaker of Libyan Parliament Aguila Salah Issa and UN Envoy Bernardo Leon held talks here Monday evening on the security and political crisis in the North African nation. Full text...

  • Nigeria: EU gives 10m Euros for women's engagement in northern Nigeria peace
    08 september 2014 22:39:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The European Union says it is committing 10 million Euros to enhance the promotion of women's engagement in peace and security in northern Nigeria being terrorised by the insurgency of the Islamist Boko Haram.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mock Tsunami exercise organized Wednesday
    08 september 2014 14:34:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will participate in a mock tsunami scenario exercise meant to increase preparedness, evaluate response capabilities and improve coordination throughout the region, PANA learnt from official sources here.Full text...

  • Libya: Armed clashes in Tripoli, Benghazi leave 250,000 displaced, says UN
    05 september 2014 13:26:37
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Some 250,000 have fled their homes in the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi over the past few months, following the violent armed clashes in the two cities and across the country, according to the UN Support mission in Libya (UNSMIL).Full text...

  • US: New UN envoy in South Sudan urges national ownership of peace process
    03 september 2014 07:27:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The new head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ms. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan police officers leave for CAR
    01 september 2014 22:06:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – A contingent of 140 Rwandan police officers left Kigali on Monday for the Central African Republic (CAR) to serve under the UN Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA), police sources said in Kigali. Full text...

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