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  • Ghana: President Mahama directs security agencies to maintain order
    11 december 2016 06:10:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's outgoing president John Dramani Mahama has directed the security agencies to deploy across the country and arrest anybody caught vandalising Government property or attacking innocent Ghanaians. Full text...

  • Senegal: US condemns defeated Gambian President's call for new election
    10 december 2016 13:32:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The United States government has condemned Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's rejection of results of a presidential election that he lost and is instead calling for a new vote in the West African nation.Full text...

  • UN: Liberia ‘stable’ but needs continued attention, Security Council told
    03 december 2016 10:13:18
    New York, US (PANA) - Briefing the Security Council on the situation in Full text...

  • UN: UN launches new strategy to protect environment in peace operations
    30 november 2016 15:48:41
    New York, US (PANA) - In order to enhance environmental protection and management in the work of peacekeeping missions, the UN Department of Field Support (DFS) on Wednesday launched a new strategy to maximize its peace operations' efficiency in the use of natural resources, and to minimize their risk to people, societies and ecosystems.Full text...

  • DR Congo MONUSCO condemns the deadly attack on IDPs at Luhanga
    28 november 2016 09:59:59
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeper force in DR Congo, has "strongly" condemned an attack on Sunday against Hutu displaced families in North Kivu killing more than 20 of them.Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana makes case for urgent UN action on Syria
    24 november 2016 18:50:06
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has challenged the United Nations Security Council to act on the protracted conflict in Syria, ongoing since 2011. Full text...

  • UN: FAO, WFP urge action on food insecurity in southern Madagascar
    18 november 2016 18:26:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Farmers in southern Madagascar, hit by three years of devastating drought, urgently need more support so they can plant crops in time for the December and January planting season, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.Full text...

  • Rwanda: AU, EU disagree on mode of payment for Burundian peacekeepers
    13 november 2016 19:37:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) have disagreed on how to pay salaries of Burundian peacekeepers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) following sanctions slapped on Burundi. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN envoy warns of risk of ‘outright ethnic war’, genocide in South Sudan
    12 november 2016 05:50:40
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Visiting conflict-plagued South Sudan, the United Nations envoy on genocide prevention on Friday warned that the African country was at risk of plunging into “an outright ethnic war” and of genocide being committed. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta criticised for pulling out peacekeepers from South Sudan
    11 november 2016 14:25:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Friday that the decision by President Uhuru Kenyatta to withdraw troops from the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan was unilateral and would threaten regional security.Full text...

  • UN: Senior UN police officers brief Security Council on challenges
    11 november 2016 05:49:07
    New York, US (PANA) – Police chiefs from United Nations missions on Thursday highlighted the work of their respective units and informed the Security Council members during a briefing of the challenges their officers face the ground. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari pledges to strengthen security in Gulf of Guinea
    10 november 2016 19:51:14
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday has pledged that Nigeria would team up with other countries to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea region. Full text...

  • US: Ban condemns attack against UN peacekeepers in DR Congo
    09 november 2016 05:08:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Tuesday's attack against peacekeepers of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), which resulted in the death of one Congolese girl and injuries to 32 ‘blue helmets’. Full text...

  • Thailand: Future of food security depends on irrigation methods that adapt to climate change – UN agency
    08 november 2016 06:35:43
    Chiang Mai, Thailand (PANA) - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that in order to adapt agriculture to a changing climate, new approaches to irrigation will need to be developed and implemented worldwide. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu calls for practical action torid Africa of conflict situations
    07 november 2016 18:47:38
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has said it is critical and urgent that the willingness expressed by African leaders to do away with conflict situations is transformed into practical actions, both at the national and continental level. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges better environment governance to prevent conflicts
    06 november 2016 20:53:55
    New York, US (PANA) - To achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of peace, prosperity and dignity for all on a healthy planet, it is essential to recognize the shared duty of care towards the environment in peacetime and during war, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday.Full text...

  • Central African Republic: Weak security environment takes toll on CAR economy
    04 november 2016 19:34:08
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – Deterioration in the security environment, despite the ongoing dialogue with armed groups in Central African Republic, has taken a toll on the country’s economic activity, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team said Friday at the conclusion of a week-long visit to Bangui.Full text...

  • US UN peacekeeping chief sets up task force after probe into mission’s performance
    04 november 2016 06:11:31
    New York, US (PANA) - After an independent inquiry found that the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) failed to protect civilians as deadly violence broke out in and around its premises in the capital, Juba, in July, the top UN peacekeeping official on Thursday announced that he has established a task force to carry out the probe’s recommendations, which include ensuring greater accountability of the mission’s leadership.Full text...

  • US: US asks South Sudan to act on report of July violence in Juba
    04 november 2016 05:55:09
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has asked the South Sudan government to act on the report of the independent special investigation that was conducted into the violence in the capital, Juba, last July and bring perpetrators to justice. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya withdraws from UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan
    02 november 2016 19:37:23
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has announced the withdrawal of its troops from the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) following the sacking of Kenyan force commander, Lieutenant General Jackson Ondieki, the Foreign Ministry said here Wednesday.Full text...

  • US: Ban dismisses Commander of UN peacekeepers in South Sudan
    02 november 2016 06:41:03
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has dismissed the Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Kenyan Lt. Gen. Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki, following the receipt of the report on violence in the capital, Juba, last July.Full text...

  • Senegal: Former UN Prosecutor disappointed over Gambia's ICC withdrawal
    28 october 2016 13:09:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian-born former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR), Hassan Jallow, says he is dismayed and disappointed over his country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).Full text...

  • Senegal: Botswana regrets South Africa's withdrawal from ICC
    27 october 2016 15:56:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Botswana's government has expressed regret over South Africa's withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • US: Women must have their ‘rightful place’ at the heart of building peace, security – Ban
    26 october 2016 06:11:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the urgent drive to bring women into their rightful place at the heart of building peace and security “must never stop”. Full text...

  • Sudan: US to facilitate resumption of Sudanese government/rebel negotiations
    25 october 2016 15:33:38
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United States Government has said it will help Sudanese foes resume peace talks under the leadership of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel, but stressed that it will want the ongoing national dialogue to be an inclusive process.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Regional security summit on DR Congo, Great Lakes opens Wednesday
    24 october 2016 15:19:25
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The heads of state of member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), meeting in Luanda, Angola, on Wednesday will discuss various issues focusing on the the current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the strategies aimed at the neutralization of negative forces and repatriation of disarmed combatants in the region, Full text...

  • UN: Ban lauds UN workers for contributing to global peace, care
    24 october 2016 14:27:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on Monday in New York commended UN personnel for their efforts and contributions to global peace and development, as well as their responses to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world. Full text...

  • US: Top UN official holds out hope for CAR if investments are made in peace
    22 october 2016 06:55:43
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has said that the Central African Republic (CAR) can focus on stabilization, reconciliation and reconstruction now that the country has emerged from one of the worst crises of its history and was trying to establish legitimate institutions. Full text...

  • Nigeria: AU member states sign African Charter on maritime security
    16 october 2016 20:33:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - African Union (AU) member states on Sunday signed an African Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development in Lome, Togo, with the Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that without securing the Oceans, the continental 'blue economy,' would be jeopardised. Full text...

  • US: CAR needs support to tackle ‘spoilers,’ other challenges – UN
    11 october 2016 05:24:25
    New York, US (PANA) - Recent unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) demonstrates that the situation there remains fragile, and “spoilers are still active, on both sides,” the United Nations peacekeeping chief said on Monday in New York, telling the Security Council that the international community must stand firm and support the Government’s efforts to ensure lasting peace. Full text...

  • US: Stalled peace process, fresh ceasefire violations risk Mali’s stability – UN
    07 october 2016 06:31:58
    New York, US (PANA) - Citing a lack of progress on the peace process in Mali, the United Nations peacekeeping chief on Thursday warned that the UN mission there would not be able to fully carry out its mandate as long as the signatories to the peace agreement do not resolutely engage in its implementation. Full text...

  • Rwanda: AU distances self from 'Travel Advisory' circulating on the internet
    06 october 2016 15:37:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Thursday distanced itself from a satirical “travel advisory” that was quoted in several online publications this month, saying there are individuals or groups misinforming the public by sending incorrect statements in the name of the AU and making use of the logo or other symbols of the African Union to give credibility to their statements. Full text...

  • US: UN peacekeeping chief urges follow-up action to consolidate peace in Darfur
    05 october 2016 05:40:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The security situation in Darfur, Sudan, remains volatile and the humanitarian impact of the conflict significant, the top United Nations peacekeeping official said on Tuesday, calling on the Government of Sudan and the international community at large to address the current challenges in the country. Full text...

  • Senegal: 'Progress in African governance held back by deterioration in safety, rule of law'
    04 october 2016 11:58:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched on Monday by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that improvement in overall governance in Africa over the past ten years has been held back by a widespread deterioration in the category of Safety Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian PM urges population to detest corruption
    29 september 2016 18:04:39
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Calling on the Tunisian population to denounce corruption and illegal enrichment, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Thursday said in a televised address that "prison is the suitable place for outranking corrupt elements."Full text...

  • UN: Africa’s Sahel region leaders stress need to keep peace, combat terrorism
    24 september 2016 17:54:20
    New York, US (PANA) - Peace and security are vital conditions for security and development, leaders from Africa’s Sahel region told the UN General Assembly on Saturday, laying out their plans to end conflict, counter terrorism and striving to achieve the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Agenda. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU receives more cash to bolster Somali peacekeeping
    23 september 2016 15:59:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has received nearly half of the 360 million Euros it expects from the European Union (EU) to finance the peace enforcement operation in Somalia, a senior AU official said Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal: EU Parliamentary delegation concludes Gambia visit
    23 september 2016 14:29:11
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A delegation from the European Union (EU) parliament has concluded a working visit to the Gambia ahead of the country's December election, PANA reports Friday.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council adopts resolution on countering terrorist threats to civil aviation
    22 september 2016 19:25:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The global aviation system is of vital importance to economic development and prosperity, and all governments must strengthen, both individually and collectively, aviation security measures, in order to secure a stable and peaceful global environment, the UN Security Council stated on Thursday in a resolution in New York. Full text...

  • UN: Sierra Leaonean leader calls for urgent UN Security Council reform
    22 september 2016 18:30:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma, on Thursday in New York called for urgent reform at the UN and in particular at the UN Security Council, in order to get in tune with the present global reality and to ensure equitable representation by UN member states. Full text...

  • Kenya: Border security operation launched after camp raid in Garissa
    22 september 2016 16:05:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan security forces have launched a major operation along the Kenya-Somali border after a midnight raid on a Police camp near the border region, Police said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya urges UN to invest in conflict prevention, peacekeeping
    22 september 2016 14:22:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary (CS), Amina Mohamed, Wednesday called on UN member states to pay as much attention to conflict prevention mechanisms as they do to peacekeeping, the ministry's press arm, MFA-Press, said in a news dispatch from New York.Full text...

  • US: Ban urges ramped up support to meet Peacebuilding Fund’s financial challenges
    22 september 2016 06:27:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations system is being pushed to its limits by an unprecedented number of conflicts and economic crises globally, as well as by climate change and inequalities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday, calling on the international community to help keep the Organization’s Peacebuilding Fund from falling into a dangerous financial position. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNESCO chief underlines human rights, dignity for world peace
    21 september 2016 12:04:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Respect for individual rights and dignity of every woman and man must be the starting point in building new partnerships between governments, civil society and the private sector, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said Wednesday on the occasion of International Day of Peace. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Africa marks International Peace Day
    21 september 2016 11:02:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - All citizens of the African Union (AU) member states should rally to the core of “Silencing the Guns” campaign in Africa by 2020, AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said on Wednesday in her message marking International Peace Day.Full text...

  • UN: UN chief says SDGs are 'building blocks for peace'
    16 september 2016 14:30:15
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of the International Day of Peace, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday stressed that each of the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in December last year by 193 UN-member states, are the "building blocks" for peace and progress.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU official says tense, unpredictable situation persists in Darfur
    15 september 2016 13:26:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The security situation in the restive region of Darfur in western Sudan remains "tense and unpredictable", a senior official of the African Union (AU) said here Thursday.Full text...

  • UN: UN troop-contributing countries adopt new peacekeeping initiatives
    09 september 2016 16:21:21
    New York, US (PANA) - Countries contributing troops and police to UN peacekeeping missions have adopted a communique that focuses on ways to improve the planning of peacekeeping operations, implement the pledges of support made by countries, and enhance the performance of troops on the ground.Full text...

  • UK: Niger peacekeeper presented with inaugural UN Military Gender Advocate Award
    08 september 2016 08:57:31
    London, UK (PANA) - A former United Nations peacekeeper from Niger has been presented with the inaugural UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award for her work in integrating gender perspectives into peacekeeping activities while serving in Mali. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF report says 28 million children uprooted by conflicts
    07 september 2016 14:20:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Millions of children driven from their homes due to violence and conflict or in the hopes of finding a better and safer future face further dangers along the way, including the risk of drowning on sea crossings, malnourishment and dehydration, trafficking, kidnapping, rape and even murder, a new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. Full text...

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