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  • South Sudan: UN peacekeepers deployed to enable aid delivery to Upper Nile's Aburoc area
    07 may 2017 16:33:13
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has deployed peacekeeping troops to Aburoc in the Upper Nile region to help enable the delivery of much needed humanitarian assistance to the 50,000 people displaced from their home, the Mission announced on Sunday.Full text...

  • Gambia: President Barrow says he inherited low-performing public service
    06 may 2017 18:38:37
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow says his government inherited many challenges, including a low-performing public service, lacking in accountability and credible policy direction.Full text...

  • Italy: Worsening food insecurity forcing more people to migrate - UN report
    05 may 2017 15:48:53
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Highlighting the complex link between food insecurity and migration – where increase in one forces the other to rise and then spirals back to push the former even higher – the United Nations food relief agency has urged greater investments in food security and livelihoods at places of origin to prevent displacement and reduce forced onward migration.Full text...

  • Mali: Liberian ‘Blue helmet’ killed in attack on UN Mission camp in Mali
    05 may 2017 04:53:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A United Nations peacekeeper from Liberia was killed and nine others injured when their camp came under attack in the Malian city of Timbuktu, the UN Integrated Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, has reported. Full text...

  • US: Survivors of sexual violence in war zones are 'victims of conflict' - UN report
    03 may 2017 20:59:26
    New York, US (PANA) - Survivors of sexual violence in war zones need to be recognised as legitimate victims of conflict and terrorism, and not blamed, stigmatised or shamed, the United Nations has said in an annual report to be presented to the Security Council. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO to honour jailed Eritrean-Swedish journo on World Press Freedom Day
    28 april 2017 16:42:43
    Paris, France (PANA) - Jailed Eritrean-Swedish playwright, journalist and writer Dawit Isaak will be awarded the 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on 3 May in Jakarta, Indonesia, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced Friday. Full text...

  • Botswana: ECOWAS judiciary women honour Botswana’s President
    28 april 2017 10:03:40
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President has received an accolade from the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice Women Forum. Full text...

  • US: South Sudan’s political process ‘not dead’ but needs ‘resuscitation’ – UN envoy
    25 april 2017 20:14:02
    New York, U|S (PANA) - The political process in South Sudan is not dead but requires significant resuscitation, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the crisis-torn country told the Security Council on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: Peacekeepers in South Sudan working to strengthen protection of civilians – UN chief
    19 april 2017 20:00:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has done “significant work” to more effectively protect civilians and respond in case of a crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said in a letter to the President of the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Amnesty International slams Egypt's 'draconian' security amendments laws
    19 april 2017 10:37:32
    Tunis. Tunisia (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, says a set of legislative amendments approved by the Egyptian parliament last week in the name of security will sanction mass arbitrary arrests, enable indefinite detention without charge or trial and will severely undermine fair trial guarantees. Full text...

  • Mali: UN peacekeepers, Malian forces targeted in ‘cowardly’ terrorist attacks
    19 april 2017 08:03:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali has strongly condemned the “cowardly” attacks that took place against its personnel as well as members of the national armed forces, and voiced deep concern at ongoing insecurity in the northern and central parts of the country. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir vows to impose peace all over Sudan
    17 april 2017 10:57:24
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir has vowed to bring all parts of the Sudan under his government's control and to impose security, peace and stability. Full text...

  • Ghana: Former Ghana President Rawlings lashes out at West for Syria missile strikes
    12 april 2017 10:32:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's former president Jerry John Rawlings has lashed out at the West following last week's missile strikes against Syria describing it another display of the military might of the United States. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO invites entries for UNESCO-UNAM / Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in social sciences, humanities and arts
    08 april 2017 08:10:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO has called on Members States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO to submit nominations for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2017. Full text...

  • Botswana: UN challenged to proactively resolve Syrian conflict
    07 april 2017 11:06:13
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana on Friday reiterated its call to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the international community to urgently act and resolve conflict in Syria.Full text...

  • US: Guterres says adapting UN peace operations to changing world a 'shared responsibility'
    07 april 2017 09:35:10
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations peacekeepers face a raft of challenges – terrorism, hostile host governments, floods of illicit weapons, and sometimes being deployed to places where peace itself is at stake – Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, underscoring that all parts of the UN have a role to play in making sure 'blue helmets' can deliver on the mandates assigned to them. Full text...

  • UN: New UN peacekeeping chief tasks Malian parties on peace deal
    06 april 2017 20:32:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The new UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Thursday stressed the need for the parties to the conflict in Mali to redouble their efforts to accelerate the implementation of their 2015 peace agreement while expressing a concern about the volatile security situation in the West African country. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Small Island Developing States discuss global programme on food security
    05 april 2017 17:19:31
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - High level technicians in food security and nutrition from seven Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions are meeting for three days in Mauritius to provide specific inputs to the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Food Security and Nutrition in SIDS.Full text...

  • Belgium: EU moves to reduce financing of armed groups through conflict minerals
    03 april 2017 09:37:20
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council (EC) on Monday adopted a regulation aimed at stopping the financing of armed groups through trade in conflict minerals. Full text...

  • US: Security Council extends DRC peacekeeping mandate, but reduces troop strength
    01 april 2017 07:15:52
    New York, US (PANA) – The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year but reduced the number of troops. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum rejects US warning on travel to Sudan
    31 march 2017 17:31:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Friday rejected a warning by the U.S. Department of State to American citizens against travelling to Sudan's Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordufan regions on grounds of security. Full text...

  • US: Troika on South Sudan calls for end to conflict
    31 march 2017 09:29:27
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The members of the Troika on South Sudan (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reiterate their strong support for the combined efforts of the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and United Nations to end the conflict in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Central Africa Republic: Half of Central African population goes hungry
    30 march 2017 18:54:43
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - One year after the Central African Republic elected President Faustin Archange Touadera to power, violence and insecurity remain unchecked and half the population is going hungry, warned Oxfam on Thursday. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Conflict in South Sudan affecting food security in "stable states"
    30 march 2017 16:46:30
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is affecting food security in some of the country’s more “stable states,” the head of the United Nations Mission UN in South Sudan, David Shearer said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Financial hurdles cripple AU policy on post-conflict reconstruction
    29 march 2017 18:34:25
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Acute financial challenges continue to cripple efforts of the African Union to implement its Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) Policy, though the AU Commission has developed operational guidelines for adoption of the policy at regional and national levels. Full text...

  • Kenya: Involve victims to prevent conflicts, Great Lakes Region told
    28 march 2017 15:48:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - As Burundi and South Sudan teeter on the verge of renewed conflict, with warnings of possible genocides, governments in the region should involve victims in preventing conflicts, according to a report released Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Outgoing UN peacekeeping chief praises reduced cost of operations
    24 march 2017 21:09:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The outgoing UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsous, says UN peacekeeping is becoming more agile and capable and the cost for each peacekeeper has fell 16 per cent in recent years, dropping the entire budget of the blue helmets worldwide to around US$7.2 billion. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU, partners consider exit strategy for peacekeeping force in Somalia
    23 march 2017 19:56:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An exit strategy and transition plan for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with a clear roadmap should be put in place for the Somali security forces to assume their primary responsibility, a high-level consultation on the future of the AU peacekeeping force agreed on Thursday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Suspected terrorist killed in northern Burkina Faso
    23 march 2017 18:35:46
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Harouna Dicko, a suspected terrorist responsible for several attacks in northern Burkina Faso, was shot dead on Wednesday night by Burkina Faso's defence and security forces, media reported on Thursday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to reopen office in Western Sahara
    23 march 2017 17:16:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Expressing concern that all efforts aimed at finding a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara have so far failed to achieve the expected results, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has requested the AU Commission to immediately reopen the AU Office in Laayoune, the largest city of the disputed territory. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief urges political solution for South Sudanese crisis
    22 march 2017 06:47:29
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The security situation in South Sudan is “very worrisome,” the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy laments on deteriorating security situation in DRC
    21 march 2017 20:05:11
    New York, US (PANA) - UN envoy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mr. Maman Sidikou on Tuesday stressed the need for both the government and the opposition groups to show the same level of commitment and compromise which led to the signing on 31 December of an agreement on the electoral process, noting the deteriorating security situation in the country. Full text...

  • Uganda: Museveni orders security cameras following murder of senior police officer
    17 march 2017 17:11:59
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Ugandan PresidentYoweri Museveni has ordered immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of the East African country and along the highways following the murder of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi early Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU envoy Konare urges end to South Sudanese political violence
    15 march 2017 18:41:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) Special Envoy for South Sudan, Alpha Konare, has urged the South Sudanese leaders to stop the use of violence as a means of resolving the political crisis in their country and called for the start of “genuine dialogue” to restore democracy and rule of law. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines wins cargo award for network expansion
    13 march 2017 17:11:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa’s largest cargo operator, Ethiopian Airlines, has won the Cargo Airline Award for Network Development at the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards held on 9 March, the company's CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said on Monday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan Army search for armed men in murder of 2 civilians
    13 march 2017 09:18:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan Army is hunting members of an unidentified armed group that shot dead two civilians, including a 12-year-old child, in Rusizi, a district in the southwest Rwanda, near the border with Burundi.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Two civilians killed by unidentified attackers in southwest Rwanda
    12 march 2017 18:08:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least two civilians were shot dead and another seriously wounded during an attack perpetrated on Saturday night by unidentified assailants near the border with Burundi, the Rwandan army said on Sunday in a statement.Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN envoy urges protection of children as key to peace-making, conflict prevention
    08 march 2017 05:59:00
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The rights of children must also be a cornerstone of conflict prevention, peace-making and peace building efforts, the United Nations focal point on children in armed conflict told the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, expressing deep concern at the scale and severity of grave violations committed against children in the past year. Full text...

  • CAR: UN condemns threats by armed group against civilians, peacekeepers
    06 march 2017 06:56:46
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is warning a rebel movement against impeding humanitarian access, saying any threats to peacekeepers, aid workers or civilians are “unacceptable” and could be tried as warm crimes. Full text...

  • Libya: New UN Scribe says Libyan issue among his priorities
    28 february 2017 15:18:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The new UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Tuesday said Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council extends mandate of UN Guinea-Bissau peacebuilding office
    23 february 2017 20:11:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Thursday extended for another year the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, and urged all political actors in the country to implement the provisions of the Conakry Agreement signed last October. Full text...

  • UN: Armed group attacks UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic
    23 february 2017 05:33:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central Africa Republic (MINUSCA) says its peacekeepers on patrol were attacked on Tuesday outside of Ippy in Ouaka prefecture in an ambush.Full text...

  • 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...

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