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  • UNHCR welcomes South Sudan agreement to revive peace process
    24 december 2017 10:55:13
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the recent agreement by the South Sudan government and opposition groups to revive the stalled peace process, and called for the inclusion of refugees in shaping the destiny of the country. Full text...

  • UN Mission welcomes agreement to revive South Sudan's peace pact
    22 december 2017 17:48:47
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Welcoming the signing of an agreement on cessation of hostilities and improving humanitarian access in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS) has urged all parties to work collectively to ensure durable peace in the nation. Full text...

  • Security Council to consider set of elements in peacekeeping reviews
    22 december 2017 06:42:17
    New York, USA (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed its intention to consider a set of elements when reviewing mandates and configuration of peacekeeping missions. Full text...

  • UNMISS partners for peaceful New Year
    21 december 2017 19:25:50
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – The holiday spirit came to life in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, on Thursday when the Outreach team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) went on a special mission to spread end-of-year holiday season greetings. Full text...

  • African football legends to watch Aiteo CAF Awards Gala 2017 in Accra
    21 december 2017 15:49:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - All previous winners of the African Player of the Year since inception, by CAF, in 1992, are expected to grace the Aiteo CAF Awards Gala 2017, scheduled for Thursday, 4 January, 2018, at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • South Sudan's first UN safe haven for displaced civilians closes
    21 december 2017 05:49:31
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – The first ‘Protection of Civilians’ site – a place of refuge and safety set up next to a United Nations base in South Sudan – has been successfully closed after internally displaced families expressed the desire and confidence to return to their homes, the UN mission in the country said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN chief stresses unity in Security Council to overcome conflict
    20 december 2017 22:08:19
    New York, USA (PANA) – UN Secretary General António Guterres has told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that as conflict and its drivers become more complex, unity in Security Council will be critical, Full text...

  • FAO, WFP step up efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai
    20 december 2017 11:18:53
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict in Greater Kasai. Full text...

  • UN envoy welcomes new Somali policy on role of youth in peacebuilding
    18 december 2017 20:19:36
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy has expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country. Full text...

  • Aiteo CAF Awards 2017: Top three unveiled in each category
    18 december 2017 17:40:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The top three for all the categories of the Aiteo CAF Awards 2017 was unveiled on Monday in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF
    15 december 2017 19:55:43
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse”. Full text...

  • UN Security Council supports regional push to revive South Sudan’s peace pact
    15 december 2017 05:46:41
    New York, USA (PANA) – As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to ‘blue helmets’ killed in DR Congo
    14 december 2017 21:20:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of the country’s peacekeepers recently killed during their mission in a neighbouring country. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeping chief visits injured Tanzanian ‘blue helmets’ in DRC
    13 december 2017 20:44:04
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) – The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Wednesday thanked individually peacekeepers who fought to hold off an attack on 7 December in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • UN honours 14 peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo
    12 december 2017 06:18:41
    Beni, DR Congo (PANA) – The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history. Full text...

  • Gambia denies signing MOU with Russian politician
    11 december 2017 20:57:45
    Banjul, Gambia ( PANA) – The Gambias government on Monday denied ever signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Russian politician and businessman, Mr Anton Bakov, who wanted to invest in the West African country. Full text...

  • Number of families separated by conflict, natural disasters at all time high - ICRC
    11 december 2017 20:35:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The number of families being separated by conflict, violence and natural disaster is at a five-year high, according to data from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Full text...

  • Security Council considers measures to support regional force in Sahel
    09 december 2017 04:04:22
    New York, USA (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution clarifying the ways in which the international community, including the UN mission in Mali – known by its French acronym MINUSMA – is expected to provide support to a multi-country joint military force conducting counter-terrorist operations in the Sahel. Full text...

  • Nigeria Police react to terror alert by US, UK govts
    05 december 2017 11:48:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Police Headquarters on Tuesday allayed the fears of Nigerians over the red alert issued by the US and UK missions on possible terror attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and six States of the federation, reassuring residents of the identified States not to panic as adequate security measures have been put in place. Full text...

  • UN voices support for Somali govt's efforts at first-ever security conference
    04 december 2017 21:27:26
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – At Somalia's first-ever security conference, hosted by the country’s Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” in the capital, Mogadishu, participants have agreed to speed up security sector reform and develop a plan to transfer primary responsibility for the country’s security from the United Nations-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to its own security forces. Full text...

  • President Barrow appoints new Interior minister
    04 december 2017 19:22:04
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Monday named Habib Saihou Drammeh as Minister of Interior. Full text...

  • UNN Arts professor, El Anatsui, honoured by Alma-mater in Ghana
    04 december 2017 15:40:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Prof. El Anatsui, the globally-celebrated Ghanaian Sculptor and Emeritus Professor in Sculpture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), has added an honorary Doctor of Letters award by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Ghana, to his bag full of honours. Full text...

  • UN West Africa cheers regional initiatives on governance, others
    02 december 2017 17:06:52
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – A meeting in Monrovia of UN heads of Missions in West Africa has welcomed regional initiatives aimed at addressing persistent challenges to governance, security, humanitarian needs, and human rights, including sexual and gender-based violence, in West Africa and the Sahel. Full text...

  • Experts, policy-makers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation
    02 december 2017 09:43:27
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Although Africa has registered strong economic growth in recent years, this growth is not inclusive as poverty and inequality continue to prevail. Full text...

  • Liberian health worker receives Florence Nightingale Award
    30 november 2017 19:16:14
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - A professional nurse and former staff of the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), Mrs. Roselyn Nugba Ballah, Thursday received the Florence Nightingale Medal in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Full text...

  • President Bai Koroma arrives in Gambia
    30 november 2017 15:03:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone on Thursday arrived in the Gambia for a two-day working visit. Full text...

  • Security Council urged to support South Sudan's peace process revitalization
    29 november 2017 06:49:05
    New York, USA (PANA) – The arrival of the dry season in South Sudan could lead to more fighting that would undermine the political process and cause additional civilian casualties and displacement, a senior United Nations official cautioned the Security Council on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda destroys 130 tonnes of ammunitions
    27 november 2017 15:40:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - As part of its efforts to control the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, Rwanda on Monday started a week-long process of destroying 130 tonnes of expired weapons which present one of the biggest security challenges currently facing countries in Eastern Africa region, an authoritative source confirmed to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Gambian President moves to State House
    24 november 2017 15:57:22
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President, Adama Barrow, will Monday, 27 November, 2017, move to the State House in Banjul, the Gambian capital city, for the first time since assuming power in January, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Gambia eyes ECOWAS Presidency
    22 november 2017 12:43:18
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambia is putting up a candidate for the presidency of the sub-regional bloc Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission. Full text...

  • Gambia to embark on reform of the Civil Service
    22 november 2017 12:18:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambian government is taking steps to reform the civil service, Mrs Amie Bojang-Sissoho, Director of Press and Public Relations at the Office of the President, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN chief urges cooperation to tackle security challenges in Mediterranean
    18 november 2017 05:06:32
    New York, USA (PANA) – The Mediterranean – a confluence of civilizations, cultures, religions, trade and migration – is facing multiple security challenges, such as terrorism, illicit trade in narcotics, environmental degradation and forced displacement, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. Full text...

  • 'UN plan for post-conflict transition in Libya makes headway'
    17 november 2017 05:02:42
    New York, US (PANA) – The political process for a successful post-conflict transition in Libya has made significant headway over the past two months, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges for UN peackeeping missions
    16 november 2017 07:19:50
    vancouver, Canada (PANA) – Dozens of new pledges of military equipment and expertise to make United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world more efficient, effective and reactive, were made at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, in Vancouver, Canada, on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN mission in CAR mandate extended, additional ‘blue helmets’ authorised
    16 november 2017 06:36:36
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the Organization’s peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) until 15 November 2018 and increased the mission’s troop level by 900 military personnel. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeping chief outlines ‘very serious challenge’ facing Mali operation
    15 november 2017 22:33:41
    Vancouver, Canada (PANA) – The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said. Full text...

  • Security Council renews mandate of UN peacekeeping force in Abyei for six months
    15 november 2017 22:16:41
    New York, USA (PANA) – The Security Council on Wednesday extended until 15 May 2018 the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei, a contested area on the Sudan-South Sudan border. Full text...

  • International forum on peace, security in Africa ends
    15 november 2017 09:13:21
    Diamniadio, Senegal (PANA) – The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa ended on Tuesday in the Senegalese city of Diamniadio, with a call on Africa to rely on itself first to ensure its security before appealing to the international community.Full text...

  • Chad wants Africa to rule its destiny against terrorism
    14 november 2017 17:43:19
    Diamniadio, Senegal (PANA) - Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké has urged African countries to get strongly engaged in the fight against terroism.Full text...

  • Rwandan police ranked highest in East Africa on global Police Index
    08 november 2017 18:02:47
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Police are ranked first in East African region and 50th at the global level, according to the World Internal Security and Police Index which was released on Wednesday by the International Police Science Association (IPSA).Full text...

  • ICRC to launch new video, online game in campaign against war
    07 november 2017 10:34:12
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it will this week launch a new phase in its public awareness campaign on the need and relevance of the laws of war.Full text...

  • UN Security Council considers boost in UN peacekeepers numbers in CAR
    07 november 2017 06:36:28
    New York, US (PANA) – The Security Council is deciding whether to increase the number of United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the recommendations put forward by Secretary-General António Guterres for strengthening the operation, which was discussed at Monday’s meeting in New York. Full text...

  • Security Council recognises contributions of police components to UN peacekeeping
    07 november 2017 06:29:04
    New York, USA (PANA) – The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution stressing the important contribution that United Nations policing can provide in peacekeeping and special political missions throughout the conflict cycle. Full text...

  • Botswana remains steadfast on global issues - President Khama
    06 november 2017 15:34:29
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - President Ian Khama says Botswana will continue to play a critical and influential role in the promotion of global issues. Full text...

  • Bashir, Kiir agree to directly supervise implementation of peace agreements signed 4 years ago
    02 november 2017 18:18:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan and his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir, said they are taking into their hands the question of implementing agreements they signed four years ago as well as those signed this week, on economic and security cooperation.Full text...

  • Libya's presidential council to tighten security in Tripoli
    02 november 2017 07:54:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the presidential council of the Libyan government of national accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, has approved several security programmes aimed at maintaining public safety in Tripol. Full text...

  • UN Mission in South Sudan weighs re-establishing presence in north-eastern town
    02 november 2017 06:29:05
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – The United Nations peacekeeping mission is expected to reach vulnerable people in remote parts of South Sudan, as it takes a more “nimble and proactive” approach, the head of the operation said on Wednesday during a visit to a hard-to-reach area in the country’s north-east. Full text...

  • Rwandan authorities hunting 3 escapee prisoners from high-security prison in Southern Rwanda
    01 november 2017 13:13:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan law enforcement officers are searching for three prisoners, including a former journalist and director of a religious local radio station, Cassien Ntamuhanga, who escaped early this week from one of the high-security prisons in Mpanga, Southern Rwanda, authoritative sources confirmed Wednesday in Kigali.Full text...

  • EU commits US$430 million for security, peace building in Africa
    31 october 2017 16:03:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The European Union (EU) Tuesday announced that it is spending a total of US$430 million for security and peace building in Africa for the period 2014 to 2020. Full text...

  • Libyan officials report 36 unidentified bodies found alongside road to Benghazi
    27 october 2017 17:29:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 36 bodies of unidentified persons have been found along the main road linking Al-Abiar city to Benghazi, Libyan security officials said on Friday indicating the persistence of insecurity in the country. Full text...

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