Archives - 23 april 2018
  • Resurfacing violence in Zambia worries President Lungu
    23 april 2018 19:12:00
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has expressed concern over political violence resurfacing in some parts of the country holding by-elections. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe sets up special courts for cases of political violence
    23 april 2018 18:48:13
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - In line with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s undertaking to hold free and peaceful elections, Zimbabwe has established special courts for handling cases of politically motivated violence, a senior police official said on Monday. Full text...
  • Tunisian PM calls on European Commission Chair in Brussels
    23 april 2018 18:30:14
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, who is on a working visit to Brussels, on Monday held talks with the European Commission Chairman, Jean-Claude Juncker. Full text...
  • Youth ‘the missing peace’ to tackling global challenges, UN envoy tells Security Council
    23 april 2018 18:22:12
    New York, US (PANA) - Tapping the potential and creativity of young people is indispensable to prevent conflict and build peace, the United Nations youth envoy said Monday, urging governments to create conditions that allow their meaningful participation in civic and political lives. Full text...
  • Record high remittances to low- and middle-income countries in 2017
    23 april 2018 18:02:47
    Washington, US (PANA) - Remittances to low- and middle-income countries rebounded to a record level in 2017 after two consecutive years of decline, according to the World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief released on Monday. Full text...
  • Burkina Faso to host 6th UN/Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit 
    23 april 2018 16:36:01
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The 6th United Nations/Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit will be held on 21-25 May in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with the agenda of strengthening the participation of youths in the implementation of public policies, informed sources told PANA in Bamako, Mali, on Monday. Full text...
  • Obama to deliver Nelson Mandela lecture in South Africa
    23 april 2018 15:31:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former United States President Barack Obama, has been named as the speaker of the 2018 Nelson Mandela lecture. Full text...
  • FIFA grants Ghana permission to continue with GPL during World Cup
    23 april 2018 14:23:27
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - FIFA has granted the Ghana Football Association (GFA) the permission to go ahead with the Ghana Premier League during this year's World Cup in Russia, a departure from its stand that all leagues of member associations should end before the start of the competition. Full text...
  • AUC organizes training workshop on electoral boundaries delimitation for Somalia
    23 april 2018 13:33:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is showcasing a training workshop on electoral boundaries delimitation for the Somali National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) from 23 to 25 April, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...
  • The world celebrates World Book and Copyright Day
    23 april 2018 11:52:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - The World Book and Copyright Day, observed across the world on 23 April, is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), said on Monday. Full text...
  • CAF President Ahmad congratulates Salah for PFA honour
    23 april 2018 11:40:04
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - CAF President Ahmad Ahmad has congratulated Egyptian footballer, Mohamed Salah, on his decoration as the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season in England.Full text...
  • African countries need to speed up structural reforms
    23 april 2018 11:10:26
    Washington, US (PANA) – African countries should accelerate structural reforms and access to finance in order to raise overall investment and medium-term growth rates to support job creation, according to a joint statement issued on Monday by the Chairman of the African Caucus and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Full text...
  • Kenya moves to protect data ,internet users' privacy
    23 april 2018 11:05:29
    Nairobi,Kenya (PANA) - The Kenya government is in the process of putting in place the requisite legislation to protect data and enhance cyber security, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said. Full text...
  • Kenya football entities land lucrative sponsorship
    23 april 2018 10:57:45
    Nairobi,Kenya (PANA) - Three months after withdrawing from sports sponsorship, citing a hike in tax slapped on sports betting companies, SportPesa are back to football sponsorship. Full text...
  • Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    23 april 2018 10:45:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    23 april 2018 10:38:57
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Club Africain, Etoile Sportive reach final of Tunisia Cup
    23 april 2018 09:44:19
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Club africain and Etoile Sportive du Sahel have qualified for the final of the Tunisia Cup scheduled for 13 May.Full text...
  • Monday's exchange rates for Mauritian rupee
    23 april 2018 09:19:19
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Monday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • Rights group warns of looming humanitarian crisis in Sinai
    23 april 2018 04:51:13
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - A human rights group warned on Monday that the Egyptian government's campaign against an affiliate of the Islamic State group in North Sinai has left up to 420,000 residents in four northeastern cities in urgent need of humanitarian aid since 9 February, 2018. Full text...
  • 2019 U-20 AFCON qualifiers: All 2nd-round fixtures
    23 april 2018 04:38:22
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Following the qualification of teams for the second round of the 2019 Under-20 AFCON qualifiers, at the weekend, here are the fixtures for that round.Full text...
  • Guterres hails Dag Hammarskjöld
    23 april 2018 04:35:33
    Uppsala, Sweden (PANA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday described his predecessor Dag Hammarskjöld as his “fundamental inspiration,” who should be regarded as the “central reference” point for the whole United Nations ideal today. Full text...
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