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  • Kenya: Sserenkuma lifts KPL Golden Boot award
    20 november 2014 09:17:00
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Gor Mahia and Ugandan striker Dan Sserenkuma has emerged the top scorer of the year in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Awards Gala held here on Wednesday night.Full text...

  • France: 'Presidency for life is over in Africa'
    19 november 2014 18:06:48
    Paris, France (PANA) - The establishment of a civilian transition in Burkina Faso with the appointment on Sunday night of diplomat Michel Kafando as leader of the country should warn African leaders against the tendency of "president for life".Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian President fires Transport minister
    18 november 2014 15:19:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has sacked Ousman Badjie as the country's Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, PANA confirmed from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Malian activist wins 2014 UN prize for promoting tolerance, non-violence
    16 november 2014 17:11:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Two grassroots peace-builders and human rights activists, Mr. Ibrahim Full text...

  • Congo: US to help Gulf of Guinea countries on maritime safety
    14 november 2014 21:35:14
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The US secretary for maritime affairs, Ray Mabus, on Friday said that his country would work for the security of the maritime space of the Gulf of Guinea. Full text...

  • Mali: Government carries out sensitization campaign on inter-Malian talks
    13 november 2014 21:42:20
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government has begun an information and sensitization campaign on the inter-Malian inclusive talks aimed at concluding a global and definitive peace deal in the West African country, official sources told PANA on Thursday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army Chief says 'lost territory will be regained'
    13 november 2014 20:59:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military has once again promised that territories taken by the Boko Haram terror group in northeastern Nigeria will soon be retaken by government troops.Full text...

  • UN: ICC prosecutor says insecurity hampers investigations in Libya
    12 november 2014 08:44:19
    New York, US (PANA) - International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said deteriorating security situation and growing political instability in Libya are creating an Full text...

  • Libya: Govt. warns against suppression of its supporters
    11 november 2014 20:17:59
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government on Tuesday welcomed the popular movement in the capital, Tripoli, and the spontaneous mobilization in which demonstrators expressed their support for the elected Parliament and government. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Doctors go on strike protesting murder of their colleague
    11 november 2014 17:26:19
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Medical doctors working under the National Union of Physicians (SYNAMED) in DR Congo's Kasai Oriental province have threatened to go on a three-day strike from Friday protesting the murder of their colleague Thursday last week, the union announced Tuesday.Full text...

  • Senegal: Francophonie to help Senegal find peace in Casamance
    11 november 2014 16:38:45
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) – The Francophonie Ministerial Conference of Youth and Sports (CONFEJES) opened a five-day meeting here Tuesday on the theme 'Ziguinchor, youth actions, sports, peace and citizenship' in a bid to contribute to a definitive return to peace in the southern Senegal region of Casamance, which has been affected by civil war for over 30 years. Full text...

  • Libya: Sudanese Minister appeals for dialogue in Tripoli
    11 november 2014 11:05:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Visiting Sudanese Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Kirti has appealed for dialogue in Libya, saying the crisis in the country can only be resolved if the various parties would talk to themselves. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Seven African countries to sign security pact to combat terrorism financing
    10 november 2014 21:23:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Senior army and police officers from seven East and Great Horn of African countries have begun a nine-day training programme in Rwanda after which the countries will sign a first ever security pact to combat terrorism financing across the region.Full text...

  • Libya: Govt. condemns car-bomb terrorist attack in Chahat
    10 november 2014 13:12:50
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government has condemned a recent car-bomb attack that occurred in the eastern city of Chahat, venue of a meeting between Libyan officials and the Chief of the UN support mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Leon.Full text...

  • UN: UN chief lauds steps to end South Sudan conflict
    08 november 2014 22:05:56
    New York, US(PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the measures adopted by the group of African states working to end the conflict in South Sudan and expressed the hope that peace could quickly return to the young country. Full text...

  • Tanzania: 'Spend cautiously'; IMF advises Niger
    08 november 2014 04:45:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Though Niger's medium-term economic outlook remains favourable, the country faces risks stemming from both internal and external sources which demand efficiency of spending through structural reforms, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda offers more helicopters for UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan
    07 november 2014 18:49:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda is set to offer two more helicopters to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) before the end of November 2014, bringing the number of its choppers on peacekeeping operation in the country to eight, local media reported Friday quoting a military source in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges protection of environment from ravages of war
    06 november 2014 18:30:58
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday warned that thefast-changing dynamic of contemporary conflict required steadfast solutions for future peacebuilding and sustainable development. Full text...

  • Mali: Several foreign guests expected at Mali sports awards night
    05 november 2014 20:00:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Several foreign guests, including the president of the International Sports Writers Association (AIPS), Gianni Merio, are expected to attend the third Association of Sports Journalists of Mali (AJSM) awards night on 29 November. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian immigration agency steps up security at border
    04 november 2014 21:46:11
    Lagos , Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of the 2015 general elections, security at Nigeria's borders are being beefed up to check illegal immigrants and the smuggling of small and light weapons into the country, according to a senior official of the Immigration Service. Full text...

  • UN: Ban establishes panel to review UN peacekeeping operations
    03 november 2014 19:07:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the establishment of a High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, which will draw together individuals with a wide range of experience and expertise, and be chaired by Mr. Jose Ramos-Horta of Timor-Leste. Full text...

  • Senegal: West Africa media body criticises AU, ECOWAS over governance in Burkina Faso
    03 november 2014 16:44:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Accra-based sub-regional rights body, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Monday said the African Union (AU) and ECOWAS have failed Burkina Faso since former President Blaise Compaore flouted the two bodies' protocols on good governance and they remained silent. Full text...

  • Kenya: FAO says floods aggravating food security in Somalia
    31 october 2014 11:49:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation in the Horn of Africa nation, experts at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have warned.Full text...

  • Kenya: UN chief lauds Kenya's contribution to peace, security in Africa
    30 october 2014 09:11:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, late Wednesday commended Kenya’s contributions to international efforts to promote peace and security in Africa, particularly in Somalia and South Sudan. Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID’s 'Community-based Labour-Intensive Projects' win UN Award
    29 october 2014 19:41:57
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - The UN-AU peace keeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Wednesday announced that it has won an international prize over a youth project it implements in the troubled region, in a competition involving dozens of other projects around the globe. Full text...

  • Sudan: Libya agrees to Sudan's joint border monitoring proposal
    29 october 2014 17:58:56
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Libya has approved Sudan's proposal for a joint border patrol force in order to improve security along their common frontier, Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir said here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan meets national security council over Boko Haram 'ceasefire'
    28 october 2014 19:28:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday presided over a meeting with heads of security agencies in the country under the auspices of the National Security Council (NSC) dedicated to the ceasefire agreement between the government and Boko Haram and on-going negotiations to end its insurgency. Full text...

  • Benin: Rising insecurity worries lawyers in Benin
    28 october 2014 18:45:13
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  • Kenya: Nairobi to host plant biosecurity meeting
    24 october 2014 15:32:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The new Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership will hold its first workshop on 27-28 October in Nairobi with specialist representatives from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe in attendance. Full text...

  • South Africa: PANA journalist wins award, to cover AfricaCom 2014
    23 october 2014 13:59:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The correspondent of the Pan African News Agency (PANA) in Rwanda, Aimable Twahirwa, has been named the winner of a competition organised by African Press Organization (APO) that entitles the winner to participate in the AfricaCom 2014, Africa's leading telecommunications event, 11-13 Nov., the competition organisers announced. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy stresses need for peace in South Sudan
    22 october 2014 21:39:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in South Sudan, Ms. Ellen Margrethe Loj, says there is no alternative to silencing the guns in South Sudan and immediately agreeing a comprehensive peace deal so that the country can return to the path of peace and stability. Full text...

  • Sudan: More than 60 UNAMID peacekeepers killed in Darfur since 2007
    22 october 2014 18:10:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The number of African peacekeepers killed in Sudan's restive Darfur region has risen to more than 60 since deployment of the force in 2007, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Wednesday.Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament calls for end to inter-tribal clashes in southern Libya
    22 october 2014 17:07:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya's Parliament has called for immediate end to bloody clashes that have for several days pitted Toubou and Touareg ethnic communities against each other in the southern Oubari region. Full text...

  • Congo: Angolan assumes command of COMFORCE
    22 october 2014 14:39:05
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Angolan Brig.-Gen. Joao Didimo Capingana, has been appointed commander of the Central African Multinational Force (COMFORCE), official sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Food expert urges appropriate strategies to address 'hidden hunger' in Sub-Sahara Africa
    21 october 2014 17:08:22
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Sub-Sahara Africa needs to address the challenge of stopping food losses that occur mostly at the processing and storage stage, in order to cut down alarming rates of hunger and under-nutrition, the Director General of the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Shenggen Fan, told PANA in an exclusive interview here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Some 500 'Young Leaders' participate in Mandela Washington Fellowship
    21 october 2014 11:42:18
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Some 500 young people between the ages of 25 and 35 from the African continent have completed a six-week programme in top US universities as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a diplomatic source said on Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy lauds role of women, youths for peace in Great Lakes region
    20 october 2014 17:27:20
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Mr. Said Djinnit on Full text...

  • Nigeria: Lagos to host Glo-CAF awards for third time
    20 october 2014 10:46:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 2014 Glo-CAF Awards will take place 8 Jan. 2015 in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos, marking the third time that Africa's largest city will host the glamorous event, according to African soccer's governing body, CAF. Full text...

  • Senegal: Dakar to host African peace, security forum in December 2014
    18 october 2014 14:08:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The international Dakar forum on peace and security in Africa, due for 14-16 December in Senegal, will be an essential platform for African decision-makers to take appropriate responses to five big issues of the continent, Dr. Cheick Tidiane Gadio, director of the Pan-African strategy institute (IPS) has said.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council tasks Mali parties on peace, 'spirit of compromise'
    18 october 2014 07:24:48
    New York, US (PANA) - Welcoming the scheduled resumption on 19 October of the inter-Malian Full text...

  • UN: UN chief deplores attacks on Darfur peacekeepers
    17 october 2014 05:50:28
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Thursday's deadly attack against the UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which claimed the lives of three peacekeepers. Full text...

  • Senegal: Survey shows Africa assigns more blue helmets than other regions
    16 october 2014 16:12:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Good Governance Africa (GGA), a research organization, said Thursday that going by its recent survey, Africa's contribution of troops to UN peacekeeping missions is more than any other region of the globe. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: US issues Addis Ababa terror warning
    15 october 2014 14:31:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The US has issued an alert of a potential terror attack in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, targeting places frequently used by foreigners. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials call for integrated, peaceful Africa
    13 october 2014 19:36:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior UN officials on Monday in New York said that although many African countries and communities have made great progress in peace and security, human rights, good governance and the rule of law, more remains to be done. Full text...

  • 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...

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