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  • UN: UN Security Council delegation visits Burundi
    22 january 2016 18:30:14
    New York, US (PANA) - A delegation from the UN Security Council is in Burundi Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari rewards laurel-winning Nigerian athletes
    21 january 2016 15:39:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday fulfilled his promise to financially reward sportsmen and women who won laurels for Nigeria at international competitions. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council reduces UN peacekeepers in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 january 2016 18:45:07
    New York, US (PANA) - Reflecting the considerable and continued progress in consolidating Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy chief tasks UN Security Council on civilians in armed conflicts
    20 january 2016 16:04:50
    New York, US (PANA) - With scores of civilians being killed in conflicts worldwide, tens of thousands facing starvation in besieged cities, and hospitals under attack, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, has urged UN Security Council for greater accountability and expanded use of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to protect civilians.Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA salutes Ghana's President, others on UN appointment
    20 january 2016 12:54:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has congratulated Ghana's President, John Dramani Mahama, on his appointment by the UN Secretary General as co-chair for a group of eminent advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full text...

  • Libya: Authorities delay unveiling members of the coalition govt.
    17 january 2016 12:19:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The presidential council of the Libyan national coalition government has delayed, by 48 hours, the unveiling of the list of members of national unity government, saying it needed time to complete other procedures related to the announcement. Full text...

  • Libya: UN Chief urges support to Security Committee formed by coalition govt.
    17 january 2016 11:46:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), has urged all Libyans to back and facilitate the work of the Ad hoc Security Committee established by the national unity government. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Composition of new Ivorian government
    12 january 2016 15:36:13
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Secretary General of the Ivorian presidency, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, on Tuesday made public the composition of the new Ivorian government which includes 36 ministers.Full text...

  • UN: Challenges in Mali need to be ‘urgently defeated’ – UN peacekeeping chief
    12 january 2016 05:40:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping chief on Monday warned that the peace process in the West African state of Mali remains fragile despite considerable progress, and stressed the need to urgently defeat political, security and humanitarian challenges. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: President Kaboré orders audit of transition management
    11 january 2016 15:49:41
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso on Monday ordered an audit of the activities of members of the country's transition committee, who were in power for 13 months following the overthrow of President Blaise Compaoré.Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League calls for quick formation of Libyan coalition govt.
    11 january 2016 13:52:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Council of Arab League States has called for the quick completion of the formation of the national coalition government in Libya, within the framework of the deal signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, "so that it can immediately assume its responsibilities".Full text...

  • Rwanda: Burundi will benefit from deployment of AU peacekeepers (A News analysis by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent in Kigali)
    11 january 2016 11:07:54
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - After Ugandan Minister of Defence Crispus Kiyonga stressed that there is goodwill in Burundi to accept the deployment of African Union (AU) peacekeepers, Burundian authorities have now the biggest interest in welcoming the 5,000 strong force as the only effective solution toward lasting peace in the tiny East African nation, analysts say.Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: New Burkina Faso PM promises popular govt.
    08 january 2016 13:50:29
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Appointed on Wednesday evening, the Burkinabe Prime Minister, Paul Kaba Thiéba, has pledged to form a government that will meet the expectations of the people. Full text...

  • Senegal: Sacked minister regains post in Gambia
    06 january 2016 13:25:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has reappointed Mr. Ismaila Sanyang to his former post of Minister of Agriculture, eight days after sacking him in a minor cabinet reshuffle. Full text...

  • CAR: Fresh sexual abuse allegations emerge against blue berets in CAR
    06 january 2016 09:19:17
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations is investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse and other misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), this time by forces under the world body’s flag, the top UN official in CAR said on Tuesday, as further steps are being put in place to combat the scourge. Full text...

  • Libya: UNSMIL chief wishes Libyans courage to unite in peace
    02 january 2016 08:28:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Expressing optimism about the unity and peace of the Libyan nation in the new year, UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler has called on all peace-loving Libyans to embrace the recently signed Libyan Political Agreement and to support the Government of National Accord. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council stresses improved dialogue between UN and troop- and police-contributors
    01 january 2016 09:00:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday, noting “frustrations on all sides,” highlighted the need to improve dialogue between the United Nations Secretariat and the countries that provide troops and police personnel for the numerous peace operations deployed around the world. Full text...

  • UN: South African to head UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo
    30 december 2015 06:05:17
    New York, US (PANA) - A former South African special forces commander with previous United Nations peacekeeping experience has been appointed to lead the troops serving with the world body’s mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), it was announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan, Ethiopia to form joint-committee on handling security breaches
    28 december 2015 14:58:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to form a “joint mechanism” to handle security problems along their joint borders, which recently witnessed gangster activities. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso deploys 850 troops to join MINUSMA
    22 december 2015 16:35:35
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso will in January 2016 deploy a contingent of 850 soldiers in Mali to replace their compatriots who are currently serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), security sources in Bamako told PANA on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Algeria: African FMs plead for UN/AU cooperation for peace in Africa
    21 december 2015 15:35:45
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Several African Foreign Affairs ministers have described as “indispensable” the cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) to counter the threats which African countries are facing. Full text...

  • UN: 'Baby born in conflict zone every 2 seconds' – UNICEF
    17 december 2015 17:45:06
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 16 million babies in 2015 were born in conflict zonesFull text...

  • UN: Amnesty Int'l says UN must get tough on peacekeepers' sex abuse
    16 december 2015 16:59:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN must establish its own oversight of peacekeepers, with special watchdogs in UN missions to investigate allegations of rape and sexual abuse, said Amnesty International on Wednesday, ahead of the publication of recommendations from an independent panel. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council beefs up peacekeepers in South Sudan
    16 december 2015 14:00:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has increased the UN peacekeeping force Full text...

  • Rwanda: AU officials condemn human rights violations in Burundi
    15 december 2015 11:49:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A high-level delegation from the African Union Commission (AUC) on a field visit in Burundi has strongly condemned the ongoing violence, which is becoming great concern in the tiny East African nation, and asked all conflict actors to stop the escalation and remove conditions leading to human rights violations and abuses. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Flawed peace deal in South Sudan leads to continued suffering
    14 december 2015 14:47:46
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Two years after the start of the conflict in South Sudan, civilians are paying the price of the warring parties’ failure to implement the peace agreement signed in August, Oxfam together with national organisations -- South Sudan Women Empowerment Network (SSWEN) and Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) -- warned Monday. Full text...

  • South Africa: 12 African female scientists honoured
    14 december 2015 11:15:04
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Twelve female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa have been honoured for their work and impact in the scientific field as recipients of the 2015 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Fellowships.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Canada asks citizens to leave Burundi as violence escalates
    13 december 2015 18:17:49
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - With violence in Burundi escalating by the day, Canada on Sunday asked its citizens to leave the East African country. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council adopts resolution on youth, peace, security
    09 december 2015 20:47:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a historic resolution Full text...

  • Mali: Mali, US sign action plan for security governance
    09 december 2015 17:29:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdoulaye Diop and the US Ambassador in Mali, Paul Folmsbee, on Wednesday initialled in Bamako a document on the joint national action plan for the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) launched in August 2014 by US President Barack Obama at the Africa-US summit.Full text...

  • UN: Armed groups pose ‘critical threat’ to stability in Central Africa - UN envoy warns
    09 december 2015 05:19:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The violent activities of armed groups such as Boko Haram and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have triggered a dire humanitarian and security crisis in Central Africa, the United Nations envoy on the region said on Tuesday, telling the Security Council the challenges faced by the affected countries should not be underestimated and ongoing vigilance and international support is needed. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkina armed forces reform commission gets down to business
    08 december 2015 16:47:18
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – A commission charged to reform the Burkina Faso Army in view of the security challenges facing the country began its task Tuesday in the country's capital Ouagadougou, official sources said. Full text...

  • UN: Top peacekeeper calls for increased support for South Sudan peace process
    03 december 2015 11:24:20
    New York, US (PANA) - With both sides repeatedly violating the ceasefire, endangering progress so far made towards a political transition, the South Sudan peace process is at a critical juncture and in need of increased international support, the top United Nations peacekeeping official has warned.Full text...

  • Mauritius:Mauritius wages war on grand corruption
    02 december 2015 15:07:35
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth told Parliament Wednesday that the aim of the Good Governance and Integrity Reporting Bill, introduced a month ago in the House, is to check accumulation of wealth through backdoor mechanisms and thus preventing unscrupulous persons from distorting the playing field, particularly in the property market. Full text...

  • Italy: AU, Thai ministry receive FAO awards
    01 december 2015 09:22:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC), Thailand's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the National Geographic Society on Monday received UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) awards for their outstanding efforts in support of Zero Hunger. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU welcomes meeting to monitor, evaluate South Sudan peace agreement
    28 november 2015 18:17:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the successful convening of a meeting of the Commission set up to implement a peace deal signed by the warring parties in South Sudan.Full text...

  • Libya: EU urges Libyans to agree on coalition government
    27 november 2015 12:32:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has called on Libyan stakeholders to "show courage and leadership" in accepting the difficult but viable option as the new special envoy of the UN Secretary General, Martin Kobler, moves to seek a quick conclusion of the Libyan political dialogue Full text...

  • South Africa: Ugandan forest advocacy group wins One Africa Award prize
    27 november 2015 10:46:11
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The Kampala-based forest advocacy group, Support for Women in Environment and Agriculture (SWAGEN), has won the 8th ONE Annual ONE Africa Award, according to the organisers. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU considers re-launching Burundi peace talks
    25 november 2015 18:59:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma met Wednesday with the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, Said Djinnit in Addis Ababa to discuss the escalating violence in Burundi, the Commission said in a statement. Full text...

  • Luxembourg: Guinea Microfinance Bank wins 2015 European Microfinance Award
    24 november 2015 14:54:54
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg (PANA) - Guinea's rural microfinance provider, Crédit Rural de Guinée (CRG), has won the 6th European Microfinance Award, presented on Thursday by Her Royal Highness, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, M. Romain Schneider, at a ceremony held at the European Investment Bank Headquarters here. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Germany prods AU, EAC to contain Burundian conflict
    23 november 2015 09:07:41
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Germany has urged the African Union and the East African Community (EAC) to expedite resolution of the ongoing conflict in Burundi in order to prevent a spillover effect into neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Security concerns force ICGLR to relocate office, staff from Burundi
    20 november 2015 14:39:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rising insecurity in Burundi has compelled the secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), made up of 12 member-countries from the East, Central and Southern Africa, to plan the relocation from the Burundian capital city, Bujumbura, to Lusaka, Zambia, according to an official statement obtained Friday by PANA here.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari visits troops battling insurgency
    13 november 2015 20:13:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Friday paid a morale-boosting visit to the troops battling the Boko Haram insurgency in Yola, capital of North-east Adamawa State - one of the states worst hit by the insurgency. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic
    11 november 2015 13:49:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) following a confrontation with armed elements in the town of Batangafo, amid ongoing violence in the strife-torn country where elections are set to take place before the end of the year. Full text...

  • Senegal:AU moves forward to put African Standby Force in operation
    10 november 2015 14:24:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Multinational, inter-regional, and multidimensional cooperation was one of the main reasons behind the success of just concluded Amani Africa II Field Training Exercise, held in South Africa, for military, police and civilian components from across the continent, according to African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson's Special Representative, Ambassador Augustine Philip Mahiga.Full text...

  • Senegal: Dakar International Forum addresses Africa's peace, security issues
    09 november 2015 16:24:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Terrorism is not only a security and military challenge in Africa but it also poses economic and social challenges, Malian Minister of Defence Tieman Hubert Coulibaly said here Monday. Full text...

  • Greece: African runners win Marathon Runner of the Year awards
    07 november 2015 13:39:11
    Athens, Greece (PANA) - Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba have won the 2015 Marathon Runner of the Year in the men's and women's categories, respectively. Full text...

  • Tunisia: EU gives Tunisia 23 million euros for security
    05 november 2015 10:59:22
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has given Tunisia 23 million euros to reform its security and back the fight against terrorism in the North African country, after the two parties signed a financial deal on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Italy: Burundi, IFAD join hands to combat local food insecurity, malnutrition
    03 november 2015 15:39:04
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – Burundi and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Tuesday signed a US$44.8 million agreement to finance the second phase of the Value Chain Development Programme (PRODEFI-II) in the eastern Africa country. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Good Governance and Integrity Reporting Bill introduced in Parliament
    27 october 2015 11:55:31
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms Minister, Roshi Bhadain, on Tuesday introduced the Good Governance and Integrity Reporting Bill in Parliament whose main objective is to promote a culture of good governance and integrity reporting in Mauritius. Full text...

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