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  • 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...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: MISAHEL encourages Malian stakeholders to give priority to the interest of the nation
    29 august 2014 19:43:25
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The unification approach adopted by armed movements in Mali will hopefully facilitate negotiations at the second round of the Full text...

  • UN: Officials hail role of cultural, religious dialogue in advancing peace, development
    29 august 2014 18:11:59
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials on Friday in Bali, Indonesia highlighted the important role Full text...

  • US: UN chief welcomes Egyptian-brokered ceasefire for Gaza
    26 august 2014 21:16:57
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Tuesday's announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and says he hopes this will lead to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia gets new Justice, FM ministers
    26 august 2014 14:38:38
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has dropped Mama Fatima Singhateh as the country's Justice Minister, replacing her with Justice Basirou Mahoney, official sources confirmed to PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Egypt: Libyan foreign minister expects 'strong message' from Security Council
    25 august 2014 21:32:58
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Libyan Foreign minister, Mohamed Abdelaziz, says that his country expects from the UN Security Council a resolution and a "strong message to belligerents involved in the armed conflict" in the North African country to end the bloodshed. Full text...

  • Libya: Armed group attacks private TV station
    24 august 2014 14:10:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – An armed group from a coalition of Misrata militias of Islamic faith, on Saturday night attacked the private television station, al-Asseema TV. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Aziz forms new government in Mauritania
    22 august 2014 15:01:58
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, re-elected recently in the country's general polls, has announced the formation of a new government comprising 27 ministers, seven of whom are women. Full text...

  • UN: Sec. Council urges UN system-wide approach to early warning, conflict prevention
    21 august 2014 22:43:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday expressed its commitment to consider and use the tools of the UN system to ensure that warning signals about potential conflicts trigger "early, concrete preventive action", as senior UN officials urged the body to take up the challenge of helping move the organization from a culture of reaction towards one of prevention. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma addresses Gaza conflict
    21 august 2014 14:02:13
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Representatives from South African civil society, trade unions and the African National Congress Youth League Thursday confirmed that they met with President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town to address the crisis in Palestine. Full text...

  • Congo: Mediator chats new course for governance in CAR
    20 august 2014 13:58:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Consultation among members of the Brazzaville forum is a prerequisite for the composition of a new government in the Central African Republic (CAR), said Mr. Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet, the Chairman of the National Transition Council (NTC) and mediator in the CAR crisis. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy pledges to step up support for peace, progress in Somaliland
    18 august 2014 22:29:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Representative for Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, on Monday pledged to step up the world body’s support for peace and progress in Somaliland during a visit to the region, which declared itself independent in 1991.Full text...

  • Cameroon: Boko Haram carries out 40 attacks against Cameroon in six months
    18 august 2014 21:30:10
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) – The Nigerian Islamist terror group, Boko Haram, has carried out about 40 attacks in northern Cameroon since last February leaving about 20 people dead, sources told PANA on Monday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Fighting escalates in South Sudan, 400 displaced in early fighting Friday
    15 august 2014 13:53:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Fresh military hostilities erupted Friday in Bentiu and Ayod in the Jonglei state between the government forces and the rebels two days after a visit by members of the UN Security Council, PANA reported. Full text...

  • US: UN calls for nominations for 2015 Public Service Awards
    11 august 2014 19:21:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Monday called for nominations for the 2015 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA), which is an international contest designed to promote and support innovations in public service delivery worldwide. Full text...

  • UN: Security situation in DR Congo still fragile
    08 august 2014 08:28:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Two senior UN officials have warned that the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has vastly improved since this time last year, though it remains Full text...

  • Cameroon: China donates security cameras to Cameroon
    07 august 2014 21:01:18
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The Chinese government has donated security cameras to Cameroon as the country begins to feel the bloody activities of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.Full text...

  • Senegal: Zambia gets new project to enhance food security
    07 august 2014 15:21:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A new project geared towards reducing post-maize harvest losses and improving grain handling in Zambia was Thursday launched in the country, according to a statement obtained here by PANA. Full text...

  • Senegal: AI says no law breaker should get govt. post in CAR
    07 august 2014 14:46:22
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Following the resignation of the Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR) and his government, Amnesty International (AI) has called upon President of the transitional administration, Ms. Catherine Samba-Panza, to make sure that "no position in government is offered to individuals suspected of being involved in breaches of international law." Full text...

  • US: Obama announces new Security Governance Initiative for Africa
    07 august 2014 09:54:54
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has announced the creation of a new Full text...

  • Burundi: UN Security Council reviews situation in Burundi
    06 august 2014 16:41:12
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The UN Security Council is due to hold Wednesday a session on the sociopolitical situation in Burundi in accordance with its Resolution 2137 (2014), which requires the UN Secretary-General to keep the Council informed every 90 days about the progress made with regard to the mandate of the UN Office in Burundi (UNOB), PANA learned from diplomatic sources in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Zambia: Washington must stop encouraging abuses by Zambia’s ruling party, says CDDR
    06 august 2014 14:52:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR) in Zambia has called on the US administration to curb what it describes as blind support for the Patriotic Front (PF) government, charging that the government is responsible for growing political violence, repression and failure of governance "threatening the nation’s stability". Full text...

  • Nigeria: Amnesty International footage implicates Nigerian military in war crimes
    05 august 2014 14:33:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Global human rights body Amnesty International has said that gruesome video footage, images and testimonies which it gathered provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions and other serious human rights violations, being carried out in North-eastern Nigeria as the fight by the military against Boko Haram and other armed groups intensifies. Full text...

  • Libya: One dead, four wounded in new armed clashes in Tripoli
    04 august 2014 21:23:56
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - One person was killed and four others injured in Janzour, western suburb of Tripoli, where new clashes broke out on Monday between rival militias fighting for the control of the airport. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Algeria tightens security at border with Tunisia
    04 august 2014 19:30:01
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) – Algeria has taken tough security measures in border regions in order to check the flow of Libyan refugees who have already entered Tunisia, fleeing the bloody fighting between rival militias in their own country, informed sources said here Monday.Full text...

  • US: Civil Society Forum urges transparency, accountability in governance
    04 august 2014 17:47:52
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - More than 600 participants, comprising US and African government officials, members of the civil society groups, the diaspora, and private sector leaders on Monday in Washington DC, participated in a Civil Society Forum, as part of the US-Africa Leaders Summit.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Authorities ask Tunisian citizens to leave Libya
    02 august 2014 08:26:04
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday asked all its citizens in Libya to leave as fast as possible, following the deterioration of security in several Libyan towns. Full text...

  • Burundi: US donates outboard motors to Burundian armed forces
    01 august 2014 20:11:38
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The US government has donated 21 outboard motors to the Burundian armed forces to facilitate patrols on Lake Tanganyika. Full text...

  • Mali: UN envoy welcomes ceasefire between government and armed groups
    31 july 2014 22:26:18
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative in Mali and head of peacekeepers, Mr Albert Gerard Koenders, has welcomed the ceasefire signed on 23 May by parties to the conflict in northern Mali.Full text...

  • Kenya: Nairobi issues Ebola alert after West African outbreak
    31 july 2014 15:39:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has issued an Ebola alert to all health workers manning border posts but warned that the risk of contagion was much lower as the country has over the years invested in beefing the national disease surveillance levels. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan condemns Boko Haram's attacks on schools, places of worship
    30 july 2014 20:00:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday severely criticized the terrorist Boko Haram for attacking places of worship, schools and other soft targets in their "mindless war" against the country.Full text...

  • Seychelles: Seychelles Securities Exchange launches new listed Derivatives Market
    30 july 2014 15:43:24
    Eden Island, Seychelles (PANA) - Trop-X, the Seychelles Securities Exchange, has launched its new Derivatives Market with 115 listed derivatives on major currency pairs, international equities, international equity indices and spot commodities all of which are available through the Trop-X live order book. Full text...

  • Libya: Influential member of newly elected Parliament abducted
    29 july 2014 20:43:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Mustapha Abou Chagour, an influential member of the new Libyan Parliament elected on 25 June, was abducted on Tuesday by unidentified men, members of his families told national television al-Nabaa.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council calls on Malian parties to advance peace efforts
    28 july 2014 17:52:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Monday commended the parties to the inter-alian dialogue on the recent adoption of a roadmap and called on them to fully comply with their commitments, including by engaging in comprehensive peace talks.Full text...

  • Nigeria: US applauds signing of roadmap for Mali peace talks
    26 july 2014 09:42:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The United States government has applauded the agreement reached in Algiers on 24 July establishing a road map for talks between northern rebel groups and the Government of Mali. Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes roadmap adopted by parties at inter-Malian peace talks
    25 july 2014 17:37:22
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Malian parties on the adoption of a roadmap at the end of the first round of peace talks, while expressing deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in parts of northern Mali.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU hails Mali breakthrough, factions avoid direct contact
    25 july 2014 16:16:25
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The main parties involved in the Malian peace talks have signed an agreement to end hostilities and agreed on the principles of the peace talks but have avoided direct contact, an African Union (AU) official said here Friday.Full text...

  • Kenya: UN wants upscaled effort in tackling Sahel food insecurity
    25 july 2014 14:47:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United Nations Friday called on the international donor community to renew a commitment to fight hunger and food insecurity in the Sahel.Full text...

  • Congo: Ceasefire deal for CAR signed
    24 july 2014 08:39:16
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The parties involved in the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday night signed a ceasefire agreement to end the violence that started in March 2013.Full text...

  • Rwanda: President kagame appoints new PM
    23 july 2014 15:42:32
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, on Wednesday appointed Anastase Murekezi as his new Prime minister, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Gambia: US-based Gambians condemn President Jammeh
    23 july 2014 15:36:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – US-based Gambians, under the banner of the Democratic Union of Gambian Activists (DUGA), have condemned President Yahya Jammeh's government for oppressing its citizens over the past 20 years, DUGA said in a statement received here by PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan military joins security patrols after Mombasa shootings 
    23 july 2014 15:17:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan military has joined the Police to conduct joint patrols in Mombasa's low-income areas of Majengo and Likoni, a day after hooded gunmen shot and killed two people and wounded others, Police said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congo: CAR national reconciliation, peace forum suspended
    22 july 2014 20:15:42
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Peace talks that opened on Monday in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville, to find solution to the CAR crisis, were suspended on Tuesday, with a former CAR minister, Jean Willybiro Sako, blaming the former Seleka coalition for the situation.Full text...

  • Mali: Malian scientist wins 10th Solar/World Einstein Award prize
    22 july 2014 18:06:37
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A Malian renewable energy source specialist, Dr. Ibrahim Togola, has won the 10th Solar/World Einstein Award prize, making him the first African winner of the prize, organizers of the awards said in a press statement, obtained here by PANA on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Former president criticizes "catastrophic" situation in Mauritania
    22 july 2014 17:09:20
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The former president of Mauritania and defeated candidate in the latest presidential election, Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, has criticized what he called the "catastrophic" state of affairs in Mauritania, saying the country's political, social and economic situations were in a deplorable state. Full text...

  • DR Congo: MONUSCO chief urges all to save DRC children from the scourge of war
    22 july 2014 15:53:52
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - More than 6,000 Congolese children were victims of violence between January 2010 and December 2013, reveals a UN report on the impact of the conflict on children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, launched Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Gambia: President Jammeh marks 20 years in power
    22 july 2014 15:34:14
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, Tuesday (July 22) marked his 20 years in power in a low key manner, official sources confirmed to PANA.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian navy seizes Egyptian fishing boat
    21 july 2014 17:08:12
    Tunis,Tunisia (PANA) - A unit of the Tunisian navy has seized an Egyptian fishing boat off the Tunisian territorial waters, near the border with Libya, the Tunisian Ministry of Defence announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritians demonstrate against Israel
    18 july 2014 17:41:10
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Thousands of Mauritians Friday demonstrated in the capital, Port-Louis, under the banner of the "Free Palestine Mauritius Movement", in support of the Palestinian people, mainly those living in the Gaza Strip who are victims of aggression by the State of Israel, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Senegal: Govt. urges lasting solution to Israeli-Palestinian crisis
    18 july 2014 15:46:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese government on Friday expressed the wish for a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, sparked by the Israeli air raids on Gaza strip. Full text...

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