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  • UN chief in Mali to mark International Day of UN Peacekeepers (A UN feature)
    29 may 2018 06:04:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - On the eve of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Tuesday, in the dimly lit streets of Bamako, the Malian police set out to conduct a night patrol with the support of UN police officers. Full text...

  • Buhari's 3-year score-card: Info minister says Fed. Gov't delivering on campaign promises
    28 may 2018 14:07:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Presenting the three-year scorecard of Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, to Nigerians, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Buhari Administration has kept its social contract with the Nigerian people by delivering on its campaign promises.Full text...

  • AfDB awards 2018 Babacar Ndiaye Trophy to Kenyan President Kenyatta
    24 may 2018 13:13:51
    Busan, South Korea (PANA) - The Babacar Ndiaye Trophy for the year 2018 has gone to the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, for "his distinguished leadership qualities and for the transformation of the road network in his country". Full text...

  • Peace, security challenges in Sahel region require ‘holistic approach’, says UN official
    24 may 2018 06:36:23
    New York, US (PANA) - A “holistic approach” is needed to the address peace and security challenges in Africa’s vast Sahel region, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, calling for more investment in better government, social services and youth opportunities. Full text...

  • Liberia needs support of African, international partners to build lasting peace
    17 may 2018 11:17:37
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The withdrawal of United Nations peacekeepers soon after a successful election signals that Liberia is well on the road to recovery, but the country’s transition from war to sustained peace is far from over, the Liberia Peacebuilding Office, the African Union and the Institute for Security Studies said on Thursday in a joint press release. Full text...

  • Security Council extends support for African Union force in Somalia
    16 may 2018 03:57:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The Security Council on Tuesday gave its backing to the African Union force in Somalia, AMISOM, extending its deployment until at least the end of July. Full text...

  • Rwanda’s commitment to UN peacekeeping is "service born from sacrifice" (A UN feature)
    12 may 2018 08:01:12
    New York, US (PANA) - Over the years, African governments have led the way in contributing troops and police to United Nations operations to help save lives and keep the peace around the world. Today, one of the continent’s smallest countries is also one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping. Full text...

  • ‘Durable solutions’ needed for durable peace in Darfur, UN envoy tells Security Council
    10 may 2018 22:09:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The overall security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region “remains calm”, despite continuing low-level skirmishes, a top United Nations envoy said on Thursday, updating the Security Council on the UN mission’s work on the ground. Full text...

  • Commanders of African peacekeeping missions identify complex, deadly new threats
    10 may 2018 04:50:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Evolving and increasingly deadly threats, together with deepening humanitarian crises mean that United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world need more support for ‘blue helmets’ on the ground, Force Commanders of African peacekeeping missions told the Security Council on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mali seeks to strengthen climate risk and early warning systems
    08 may 2018 19:16:01
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A new initiative to strengthen multi-hazard early warning systems and to boost resilience is underway in Mali, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Full text...

  • 'Africa loses $2 billion annually through brain drain in health sector'
    27 april 2018 10:07:30
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The new report on Good Governance released by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation indicates that only three African countries - Libya, Mauritius and Tunisia - have at least one doctor per 1,000 people, while Africa loses around $2 billion annually through brain drain in the health sector.Full text...

  • Ivorian President Ouattara in Rwanda for 'Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend'
    27 april 2018 09:48:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - President Alassane Dramane Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire has arrived in Rwanda to participate in the "Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend," the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation held every year in a different African country to debate issues of critical importance to Africa. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities to prevent conflict
    26 april 2018 06:38:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Peacebuilding and sustaining peace require a more coherent United Nations strategy, as well a ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities that prevent the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • WAEMU Security ministers meet in Ouagadougou
    25 april 2018 13:47:39
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A conference of the Security ministers of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), on peace and security, opens on Thursday in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou,oOrganizers said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • World leaders gather at UN to renew commitment to build, sustain peace
    25 april 2018 04:51:04
    New York, US (PANA) - Calling for more diplomacy, dialogue and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, United Nations officials urged a gathering of world leaders on Tuesday to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention at the heart of the UN’s work. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou to host high-level meeting on anti-terrorism on 26 April
    24 april 2018 13:36:09
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The ministers in charge of Religious affairs of G5 Sahel member countries will on 26-27 April meet in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, take part in the high-level meeting on anti-terrorism, an official statement said on Tuesday.Full text...

  • Security sector reform ‘core element’ of sustaining peace, say top UN officials
    24 april 2018 05:56:17
    New York, US (PANA) - Top United Nations officials have underscored the importance of security sector reform, which they say could mean the difference between peace and conflict, and between life and death. Full text...

  • Youth ‘the missing peace’ to tackling global challenges, UN envoy tells Security Council
    23 april 2018 18:22:12
    New York, US (PANA) - Tapping the potential and creativity of young people is indispensable to prevent conflict and build peace, the United Nations youth envoy said Monday, urging governments to create conditions that allow their meaningful participation in civic and political lives. Full text...

  • Germany, World Bank agree on new strategic partnership for peace in MENA
    21 april 2018 16:08:27
    Washington, US (PANA) - The World Bank Group and the Government of Germany announced on Saturday a strategic partnership to work towards a new and updated approach to reconstruction for peace building in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Full text...

  • President Barrow thanks Commonwealth for readmitting Gambia
    20 april 2018 12:44:17
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President, Adama Barrow, has thanked the Commonwealth for re-admitting his country into the fold of nations of mainly former British colonies. Full text...

  • Governance weaknesses debilitate Congo’s economy - IMF
    20 april 2018 09:38:46
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission and the authorities in Congo have reached broad understanding on policies that could be supported by the IMF under a financial arrangement to foster sustained and inclusive growth by restoring fiscal sustainability and enhancing governance.Full text...

  • Japan gives Mali 1 billion CFAF for food security
    19 april 2018 13:25:30
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Japanese government, through the World Food Programme (WFP), has given Mali a financial aid of US$ 2 million (about 1.046 billion CFAF), to enable the African country to take food assistance to about 25,000 food-insecure people in the country, the Malian food security commission told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Barrow addresses UK gathering on Gambia
    18 april 2018 22:21:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Wednesday addressed a gathering in London, UK, on Gambia’s future. Full text...

  • Two Rwandan soldiers who crossed border into DR Congo repatriated
    17 april 2018 11:55:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Two Rwandan soldiers, who "accidentally" crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last weekend, have been repatriated, the Defence and Military Spokesperson, Lt. Col. Innocent Munyengango, said in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Rwanda deports Burundian policeman who illegally entered Rwanda
    16 april 2018 12:32:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan security agents on Monday deported Burundian police officer, APC Theogene Irakoze, three days after he illegally crossed into Rwanda, a senior administrative official in the region confirmed to PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • AU chief urges UN Security Council to find political solution to Syrian conflict
    15 april 2018 13:39:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Underlining its concern about the ongoing developments regarding Syria, the African Union on Sunday strongly condemned any use of chemical and other weapons prohibited under international law. Full text...

  • ‘Time to move from promises to action;’ UN envoy urges Malian parties to peace accord
    11 april 2018 22:38:53
    New York, US (PANA) - While Malians must ensure the successful holding of elections this year, their priority should be the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement, a senior United Nations official said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania, IFAD co-host regional forum on food security, poverty reduction in West Africa
    05 april 2018 18:51:54
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritania and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will co-host a four-day forum for policymakers, development practitioners, rural producers and farmers organizations to find ways to strengthen food security and poverty reduction at country and regional levels in West and Central Africa. Full text...

  • UN demining agency promotes public awareness about explosive hazards in Somalia
    04 april 2018 16:21:10
    Baidoa, Somalia (PANA) - Many years of armed conflicts in Somalia have bequeathed a lethal legacy of explosive devices, including landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) which, according to the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), affect marginalized communities in conflict-affected areas and along border regions. Full text...

  • Intl Mine Awareness Day: UN chief says mine action is ‘concrete step towards peace’
    04 april 2018 16:13:02
    New York, US (PANA) - On the day set aside to raise awareness about the threat of landmines, unexploded grenades and other munitions that impede the return to normal life after conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged Governments to provide political and financial support to keep up the vital work of mine action wherever it is needed.Full text...

  • ‘Blue helmet’ killed in CAR; UN mission condemns attack
    04 april 2018 05:29:15
    New York, US (PANA) - One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and 11 others were wounded early on Tuesday morning when the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was attacked by rebel fighters. Full text...

  • Bashir says peace achieved in Darfur
    31 march 2018 10:40:57
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) — President Omar Bashir of Sudan has declared that peace and stability have been achieved in Darfur region and will be reached in the "Two Areas" of South Kordofan and Blue Nile shortly. Full text...

  • Guterres welcomes successful wrap up of long-running UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia
    30 march 2018 19:59:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the successful conclusion of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which officially closed its doors on Friday, and congratulated the West African country’s people and Government for turning the page on crisis and conflict. Full text...

  • Their 15-year mission a success, UN peacekeepers depart a stable and grateful Liberia (A UN Feature)
    30 march 2018 05:04:54
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia formally ceases operations on Friday after aiding the West African nation’s transition from ravaging civil war to a hopeful era of peace. Full text...

  • Two Gambian army generals face charges of desertion
    29 march 2018 19:24:37
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Two Gambian army generals with strong ties to former ruler Yahya Jammeh are to be court-martialled for desertion following their return from Equatorial Guinea where the ex-president lives in exile, an army spokesperson confirmed to PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Gambian President begins briefing on development blueprint
    29 march 2018 11:16:56
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow of the Gambia will start the first quarterly briefing session with sectors on the state of implementation of the country’s development blueprint, his office said on Thursday. Full text...

  • UNESCO rewards 3 for outstanding research in Life Sciences
    29 march 2018 07:41:22
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - UNESCO has named three laureates who will receive the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences, at its fourth edition of the ceremony in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on Friday, 30 March, 2018. Full text...

  • Unrealistic demands on UN peacekeeping costing lives, credibility – Guterres
    28 march 2018 22:12:31
    New York, US (PANA) - As the United Nations continues to send peacekeepers to difficult or war-torn environments like Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, those ‘blue helmets’ will need more and better coordinated support among the actors who authorise and deploy them, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Security Council renews UN mission in DR Congo
    27 march 2018 22:45:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday extended for one year the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), making it a priority for the operation to protect civilians and provide support for implementation of a 31 December 2016 agreement on holding elections. Full text...

  • Governance key to boosting intra-Africa trade of timber products, says AfDB report
    21 march 2018 19:14:10
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Though Africa hosts a considerable number of timber-exporting countries, most of these exports are primary products, with little value addition, according to a new report by the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank.Full text...

  • Gambian President leaves for Rwanda
    20 march 2018 10:20:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Tuesday left Banjul for Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the extraordinary session of the African Union. Full text...

  • MFWA implements project on African governance
    16 march 2018 16:21:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its partners are implementing a new project on governance in Africa, the sub-regional rights body revealed Friday. Full text...

  • Security Council renews UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan
    15 march 2018 19:00:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for another year and demanded that all parties immediately end the fighting countrywide. Full text...

  • UNMISS deputy head praises women’s participation in South Sudanese peace process
    13 march 2018 20:06:44
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – South Sudanese women have been praised for their resilience, determination and progress in making their concerns count in the ongoing peace process. Full text...

  • Egyptian security chief meets Sudanese President Bashir
    11 march 2018 07:41:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A senior Egyptian security official is in Khartoum for meetings with government officials, including President Omar Bashir, to discuss what he describes as the “tremendous” challenges the two nations face. Full text...

  • Senegalese President to start three-day Gambian visit
    10 march 2018 10:10:03
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Macky Sall of Senegal will embark on a three-day working visit to the Gambia, starting from March 11-13, during which he will have high-level meetings with his host, President Adama Barrow, official sources confirmed Saturday. Full text...

  • AUC, Russia to pursue global peace, security, stability and development
    10 march 2018 04:35:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Russian Federation have pledged to pursue their shared goals of global peace, security, stability and development, agreeing to convene an annual high-level dialogue to be held alternately in Addis Ababa and Moscow, as well as to review and expand the scope of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the AUC on the mechanism of political consultations, signed in Addis Ababa on 17 September, 2014. Full text...

  • Tillerson says US to bolster trade, security ties with Kenya
    09 march 2018 19:19:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Nairobi on Friday for a three-day visit, with his focus on growing trade and security ties with Kenya, where the US plans to expand its investment foot-print. Full text...

  • Niger extends state of emergency in Diffa, other conflict zones by 3 months
    09 march 2018 15:45:38
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Nigerien authorities have extended, by three months, the state of emergency clamped on the far eastern region of Diffa and in several departments of the regions of Tahoua and Tllabery (west), according to decisions reached at the weekly council of ministers meeting on Thursday. Full text...

  • New ECOMIG force commander takes office
    08 march 2018 19:55:07
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The new commander of the ECOWAS Mission in Gambia (ECOMIG), Colonel Fulgence Ndour, from Senegal, has assumed office, according to a press release made available to PANA on Thursday. Full text...

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