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  • UN: UNESCO says multilingual education essential for peace, creativity
    21 february 2017 20:38:45
    New York, US (PANA) Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation and creativity, and will contribute to the achievement of global development goals, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova said in a statement marking International Mother Language Day. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan welcomes Troika's position on conflict in the country
    19 february 2017 12:37:20
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has renewed its commitment to a unilateral ceasefire in the conflict areas of western and south eastern Sudan, welcoming a statement by the United States and its European allies, known as the Troika, who have recognised Khartoum's efforts to reach a settlement of the conflict in those areas.Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in CAR reinforces presence in restive Bambari
    18 february 2017 07:05:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Following ongoing rebel activity in and around Bambari in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR), the UN mission in the country has reinforced its presence in the city with the arrival of additional troops, including a quick reaction unit and Special Forces.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council urges sustained democratic governance in Somalia
    10 february 2017 21:55:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Welcoming political and security progress in Somalia since 2012, including the recently concluded elections in the country, the UN Security Council has stressed the need to maintain the momentum towards democratic governance in the African nation. Full text...

  • 2017 AFCON: Cameroonian Christian Bassogog named Most Valuable Player
    06 february 2017 06:59:06
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Cameroonian forward Christian Bassogog has been named the Man of the Tournament, the prize awarded to the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2017 AFCON in Gabon. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia reforms its intelligence agency
    01 february 2017 16:43:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has taken measures to reform the notorious National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and renamed it as State Intelligence Services (SIS). Full text...

  • Gambia : UN envoy commends Gambians for political maturity, peace
    28 january 2017 16:43:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN envoy for West Africa on Saturday commended Gambians for their political maturity and commitment to peace during the country's political impasse. Full text...

  • US: Stage ‘gradually being set’ for Somalia to move to new phase in sustaining peace – Envoy
    28 january 2017 12:11:03
    New York, US (PANA) - Briefing the Security Council in New York on the situation in Somalia, the United Nations envoy for the country noted on Friday that the recently concluded election was a “mirror” to Somalis, showing them the good and the bad regarding how power is exercised, relations between elders, clan power brokers, politicians, business, ordinary citizens, women and men. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia assures UN of its contribution to UN peacekeeping missions
    27 january 2017 17:08:53
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia Army Commander Lieutenant General Paul Mihova has assured the United Nations of Zambia’s continued contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security, and deployment of personnel to UN Peace keeping missions. Full text...

  • US: UN Peacebuilding Commission to enhance regional partnerships in 2017
    26 january 2017 07:03:52
    New York, US (PANA) - Strengthening the United Nation’s partnerships with the African Union, empowering women and youth, and greater cooperation with the World Bank will be among the key priorities this year for the UN Peacebuilding Commission, its new chair said on Wednesday in New York. Full text...

  • Senegal: Turkey welcomes transfer of power to Gambian President Barrow
    24 january 2017 16:26:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Turkey has welcomed President Adama Barrow's assumption to power as Gambia's leader following his victory in the December 2016 presidential election. Full text...

  • Senegal: Nigerian-born Chief Justice of Gambia resigns
    24 january 2017 13:44:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Nigerian-born Chief Justice of Gambia, Mr. Justice Emmanuel Fagbenle, has resigned from his position and left the Gambia for his home country, PANA confirmed from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Jammeh finally relinquishes power in Gambia, goes into exile
    21 january 2017 06:35:48
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - After relinquishing power, there are indications that former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, will leave the country to make room for the country's new President, Adama Barrow, who took his oath of office on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, to return home.Full text...

  • Senegal: Civil Society Forum urges gov'ts to condemn Gambia's Jammeh
    20 january 2017 11:22:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) has called on all governments to condemn the actions of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and transmit such statement to the Gambian embassies in their countries. Full text...

  • Senegal: More ministers quit Jammeh's govt
    17 january 2017 15:52:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia's Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Abdou Kolley, along with two other ministers have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Discussions on regional protection force in S. Sudan continuing - UN
    16 january 2017 06:19:52
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it continues its discussions with the transitional national unity Government on a 4,000-strong regional protection force, which was authorised by the Security Council last August but has yet to be deployed. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian opposition says no court injunction can stop Barrow's inauguration
    13 january 2017 15:58:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Lawyer Mai Fatty, a leading member of Gambia's opposition coalition, has said that no court injunction can prevent President-elect Adama Barrow's inauguration on 19 January. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UNMISS prepares for arrival of Regional Protection Force in Juba
    13 january 2017 12:51:02
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Preparations are underway for the arrival of more peacekeepers in South Sudan, including a Regional Protection Force, the office of the Spokesperson of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said Friday. Full text...

  • Sudan: UK official says Darfur security situation shows 'remarkable development'
    11 january 2017 12:19:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A UK diplomat says he has noticed a “remarkable development” in the security situation in Darfur, Sudan’s restive region since 2003.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Cyber security multinational tips Internet users on safety from hackers
    11 january 2017 07:38:53
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Internet users around the world are still to find a way to protect themselves effectively through their use of passwords, according to a research by Kaspersky Lab, a Russian multinational cyber security and anti-virus provider.Full text...

  • UN: Guterres stresses need for new efforts to build, sustain peace
    10 january 2017 18:52:44
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday stressed the need for new, strengthened efforts to build and sustain global peace ranging from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peace-building and sustainable development. Full text...

  • Switzerland: FIFA picks its world best on Monday
    08 january 2017 17:08:43
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Football governing body, FIFA, will recognise the world’s best football players and coaches in the inaugural edition of The "Best FIFA Football Awards" on Monday. The winners will be presented with the new FIFA iconic platinum trophies. Full text...

  • 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...

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