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  • Gambia: Sub-regional Women's Forum calls on Jammeh step down
    05 january 2017 14:14:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A sub-regional Women’s Forum on Thursday urged Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to step down peacefully and respect the "choice of the sovereign people of The Gambia" for his successor.Full text...

  • UN: Two UN peacekeepers killed, others injured in Central African Republic
    04 january 2017 17:59:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Wednesday condemned a deadly ambush on a convoy in the south-eastern part of the country which killed two blue helmets from Morocco and wounded two others. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's construction consultants urge Jammeh to hand over power
    04 january 2017 16:33:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambia Association of Construction Consultants on Wednesday urged outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to peacefully hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow.Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's president-elect calls for end to arbitrary arrests, media closure
    04 january 2017 14:29:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow has called on outgoing government of president Yahya Jammeh to end arbitrary arrests and detentions and closure of media houses in the West African nation.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria to deploy 800 soldiers to UNAMID peacekeeping operations
    04 january 2017 07:54:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria is to deploy 800 soldiers to the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Somalia: UNSOM welcomes Puntland, Galmudug leaders' commitment to peace in Gaalkacyo
    02 january 2017 18:02:50
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has welcomed the renewed commitments reached Monday by regional Presidents Abdiweli Mohamed Ali “Gaas” of Puntland and Abdikarim Hussein Guled of Galmudug state to build peace and confidence in the Somali city of Gaalkacyo. Full text...

  • UN: New UN chief pledges to make 2017 "a year for global peace"
    01 january 2017 14:59:47
    New York, US (PANA) - On his first day at the helm of the UN, the new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday pledged to make 2017 a year for global peace. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkinabe Jean-Baptiste Natama, among winners of the Mandela Pan-Africanism Prize 2016
    28 december 2016 14:40:30
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The former chief of staff of the African Union Commission chair, Jean-Baptiste Natama, is one of the winners of the Mandela Pan-Africanism Prize 2016, media sources reported Wednesday in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • US: Security Council extends UN Mission in Liberia for the final time
    24 december 2016 09:57:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council has decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), for the final time, until 30 March 2018. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian tycoon advises Jammeh to bow out of office
    23 december 2016 13:50:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian businessman Amadou Samba, a close confidant of President Yahya Jammeh, has advised the defeated head of state, to peacefully hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's child rights body urges Jammeh to step down
    21 december 2016 16:16:11
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia's Child Protection Alliance (CPA) has called on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to step down peacefully following his electoral defeat. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Police warn public to remain vigilant as festive season approaches
    21 december 2016 14:21:31
    Nyamagabe, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan police on Wednesday reassured the public of their safety and security during the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations and appealed to the general population to maintain the spirit of partnership and take the lead in ensuring their own safety, as the festive season approaches.Full text...

  • US: US says urgent action needed to end South Sudan conflict
    20 december 2016 07:15:20
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has stressed that it is imperative that all parties join together to forge a resolution and bring peace to the people of South Sudan as the bloody conflict in the country enter its fourth year. Full text...

  • US: Ban condemns killing of UN peacekeeper in DR Congo
    20 december 2016 06:38:38
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from South Africa deployed with the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in North Kivu on Monday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's university workers urge Jammeh to hand over power
    16 december 2016 13:53:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia University workers have called on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to peacefully hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow.Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's envoy in US urges Jammeh to hand over power
    15 december 2016 14:46:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia's ambassador to the United States, Sheikh Omar Faye, has urged defeated President Yahya Jammeh to peacefully hand over power to the president-elect, Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Female researcher tops the list of African Women of the year 2016 in Agriculture
    15 december 2016 14:43:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The current President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Dr. Agnes Kalibata of Rwanda, has topped the list of 2016’s African Women of the year in Agriculture, Mining and Architecture, especially for her efforts towards a food secure Africa by the famous New African Woman Magazine, according to a statement made available Thursday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Senegal: US urges Gambian military to withdraw from electoral commission office
    14 december 2016 18:31:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The United States on Wednesday strongly urge Gambian security forces that entered the headquarters of the country's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Tuesday ''to withdraw, and not to threaten or intimidate'' members of the Commission. Full text...

  • Senegal: IHRDA calls on Gambia's Jammeh to ensure peaceful transfer of power
    14 december 2016 16:02:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) has called on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to take measures and ensure a ''smooth and peaceful transfer of power'' to president-elect Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian Doctors urge President Jammeh to hand over power
    14 december 2016 14:52:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Medical practitioners, under the banner of Medical and Dental Association of The Gambia (MDAG), have urged President Yahya Jammeh to peacefully hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Catholic charity warns South Sudan conflict 'getting worse'
    13 december 2016 10:42:12
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - A Catholic charity is warning that the conflict in South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, is getting worse and is calling on all the warring parties to bring a halt to the violence and resume negotiations.Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says conflicts threaten children in Middle East, North Africa
    12 december 2016 17:33:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Although countries across the Middle East and North Africa have made major strides in protecting children’s rights and wellbeing since the inception of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 70 years ago, conflict risks reversing these gains for 157 million children in the region. Full text...

  • Nigeria: CAF unveils nominees for other categories of 2016 Glo-CAF Awards
    12 december 2016 12:58:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Apart from the nominees for the usual categories, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the nominees for the other categories for the 2016 Glo-CAF Awards, according to the CAF media outlet. Full text...

  • 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...

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