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  • Tunisia wins first two prizes of Journées Théatrales de Carthage
    17 december 2018 17:51:28
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The 20th edition of Journées Théatrales de Carthage (JTC) ended on Sunday at the City of Culture of Tunis, marked by the supremacy of the theatre of Tunisia, which won the first two prizes. Full text...

  • Tripoli named Arab Capital of Tourism 2020
    14 december 2018 10:43:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Arab Tourism and Culture ministers have selected Tripoli, the Libyan capital, as Arab Capital of Tourism for 2020. Full text...

  • President Sall wants preps for construction of Gorée Memorial in top gear
    13 december 2018 18:58:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall has directed his administration to finalise the necessary technical and financial studies for the construction of the Gorée Memorial and the International Palace of Arts in Dakar to get underway, according to an official communiqué made available to PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire implements plan for restitution of cultural property
    13 december 2018 12:06:23
    Abidjan, Ivory Coast (PANA) - The Ivorian government has begun implementing a plan to identify, promote and return its cultural property abroad, official sources told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • US grants Mali $23.9million to promote girls' education
    11 december 2018 14:16:17
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The USAID/Mali GLEE project, "Leadership and empowerment of girls through education", was launched on Monday in Mopti, central Mali, by the Malian Minister of Education, Pr. Abinou Témé, PANA learnt on Tuesday from official sources. Full text...

  • Africa Media granted radio frequency in Congo
    07 december 2018 20:44:56
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Africa Media, the company currently operating Africa N°1 Paris, has obtained a licence to operate an FM radio station in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo. Full text...

  • African centre for linguistics marks 50th anniversary
    04 december 2018 17:15:16
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Centre for Linguistic and Historical Study by Oral Tradition of the African Union on Tuesday marked its 50th anniversary in Niamey. Full text...

  • Eleven plays selected for 20th edition of Carthage Theatre
    02 december 2018 16:11:41
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Eleven plays have been selected for the 20th edition of the Carthage Theatre scheduled from 8-16 December. Full text...

  • About 200 films expected to be screened at 26th FESPACO
    30 november 2018 12:11:18
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – About 200 films will be shown at the 26th Pan-African film and television festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), from 23 February-2 March 2019, which also marks the 50th anniversary of the festival. Full text...

  • UNESCO lists wrestling, reggae, raiho-shin rituals as global treasures to be preserved
    30 november 2018 04:56:53
    Port-Louis Mauritius (PANA) - From Jamaican reggae to Georgian wrestling and Japanese rituals, the UN cultural agency (UNESCO) added six new elements to its list of "intangible heritage" for the world to treasure on Thursday, further improving the visibility of often little-known and understood arts traditions. Full text...

  • Thirty films to be shown at the 5th edition Tunisia film festival
    27 november 2018 10:49:53
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Thirty films will be shown on 7-9 December in Médenine, southern Tunisia, at the 5th edition of the international film festival. Full text...

  • Experts of Africa and Malagasy Council for Higher Education meet in Brazzaville
    26 november 2018 10:01:03
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Experts of member states and partner organizations of the Africa and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES) are meeting in Brazzaville for the the 33rd Symposium of the assessment of diplomas (PRED), and to the 12th sensitization workshop in Quality Assurance, public radio announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Egyptian archaeologists discover new Pharaonic tombs
    25 november 2018 13:16:50
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered two new tombs containing two sarcophagi in Luxor, southern Egypt, dating back to the third century BC, the Egyptian minister of Antiquities, Khaled Al-Anani, has announced. Full text...

  • 15th Lomé Int'l Fair begins Friday
    22 november 2018 13:43:37
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The 15th edition of the Lomé International Fair (FIL) will be held from 23 November to 10 December in Lomé, Togo, and Burkina Faso is said to be the guest of honour, the government in Ouagadougou indicated on Wednesday at the end of its council of ministers' meeting. Full text...

  • 13th edition of Creole International Festival opens in Mauritius
    17 november 2018 19:32:30
    Labourdonnais, Mauritius (PANA) - The 13th edition of the Creole International Film Festival was launched on Friday night at Labourdonnais Castle, Mapou, in northern Mauritius. Full text...

  • EU takes steps to clamp down on illicit trafficking in cultural goods
    07 november 2018 18:59:45
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – European Union (EU) ambassadors on Wednesday agreed the EU Council's position on a draft regulation which will prevent the import and storage in the EU of cultural goods illegally exported from a non-EU country. Full text...

  • 6th Nairobi edition of Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens on Tuesday
    29 october 2018 05:29:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The 6th Nairobi Edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will showcase four films from 30 October until 2 November, 2018, the human rights watchdog said on Monday. Full text...

  • Congo seeks support in education sector
    11 october 2018 11:00:40
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Minister of Primary, Secondary Education and Literacy, Anatole Collinet Makosso, on Wednesday appealed for support from the French development agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in the country's education sector. Full text...

  • Congo gov't to enhance the teaching profession
    08 october 2018 11:21:27
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo's Higher Education Minister, Bruno Jean Richard Itoua, said on Saturday in Brazzaville that the government intends, in its education policy, to enhance the teaching profession, public radio announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Top African musicians to perform at Pan-African Dance Festival in Rwanda
    26 july 2018 12:51:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least six African countries have confirmed their participation to the week-long 2018 Edition of the Pan African Dance Festival (FESPAD) set to start on 29 July in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Full text...

  • Week-long presentation of films on ECOWAS holds in Cote d’Ivoire
    04 july 2018 14:59:46
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Office of the Representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Côte d’Ivoire was the venue of a week-long presentation of films on the activities of the regional organisation in the country. Full text...

  • Kenya's Lake Turkana National Park inscribed on World Heritage Danger List
    02 july 2018 12:56:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The World Heritage Committee meeting in Manama since 24 June, has decided to inscribe Kenya's Lake Turkana and National Parks on the List of World Heritage in Danger, notably because of the impact of a dam on the site, the UN agency for culture, education and science says. Full text...

  • UNESCO adds four sites to World Heritage List
    02 july 2018 12:42:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - At the World Heritage Committee meeting in Manama, Bahrain, since 24 June, UNESCO has inscribed a natural site in South Africa. Full text...

  • Mozambique hosts 3rd African World Heritage Regional Youth Forum
    29 april 2018 04:26:26
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The African World Heritage Fund and UNESCO will organise the Third African World Heritage Regional Youth Forum in Mozambique, from 30 April to 5 May, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Mozambique. Full text...

  • Namibia’s Shark Island set to become heritage site
    25 april 2018 09:36:13
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) – Namibia’s off-the-coast Shark Island, notorious for housing a German concentration camp where hundreds of Ovaherero and Nama people were kept in colonial era, could soon become a national heritage site, The Namibian reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa's Xhosa initiation film hits a nerve
    22 february 2018 08:44:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The producers of a film about a Xhosa initiation ceremony, which has hit a nerve in South Africa, plan to appeal the the Film and Publication Board’s (FPB) classification of the film which falls into an X18 category which prohibits it from being shown in main stream cinemas. Full text...

  • OIF Secretary General pays tribute to late Burkina film director
    20 february 2018 16:26:54
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), Michaëlle Jean, has on Tuesday paid tribute to Idrissa Ouedraogo, a Burkina film director who died on Sunday in Ouagadougou, at the age of 64, following an illness. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso's 19th biennial National Week of Culture begins 24 March
    19 february 2018 11:29:39
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The 19th biennial National Week of Culture of Burkina Faso will take place on 24-31 March in Bobo-Dioulasso under the theme: "Preserving cultural values: Problems and challenges." Full text...

  • Regional book workshop opens in Côte d'Ivoire
    22 january 2018 13:34:00
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - A regional promotion workshop in Africa for the Global Book Alliance (GBA), co-organised by the Association for the development of education in Africa (ADEA) and the US agency for international development (USAID), opened on Monday in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • UNESCO chief 'deeply regrets' Israel's decision to withdraw from agency
    30 december 2017 04:24:08
    Paris, France (PANA) – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voiced “deep regret” over Israel's decision to withdraw from the agency. Full text...

  • UNESCO-backed study finds ‘no clear evidence’ social media lead to violent behaviour
    29 december 2017 18:48:23
    Paris, France (PANA) – Violent extremists use the Internet to attract younger audiences, to disseminate content and to foster direct dialogue with young people, a United Nations agency-backed study found, but more research is needed to find out if social media has an effective role in radicalization. Full text...

  • Kenyan film official salutes world movie industry
    21 december 2017 10:14:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan film official on Thursday hailed the United States, Indian and Nigerian movie industry for the big contribution they make to the economies of their respective countries. Full text...

  • Rwandan museum in memory of German colonialist opens
    19 december 2017 09:30:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Kandt House, the first museum established in memory of the explorations and discoveries of Richard Kandt, a Germany colonialist who became the first European resident of Rwanda, opened to the public in Kigali on Tuesday, two days after its official inauguration. Full text...

  • Rosa Luxemburg Foundation to finance production of 10 films on migration
    30 october 2017 19:55:31
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's North Africa Office has called for applications to fund the production of 10 documentary films on migration, which is open to producers and journalists in all African countries. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso Minister of Culture resigns
    26 october 2017 20:06:11
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Tahirou Barry, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism in Burkina Faso, resigned Thursday from the government, "for personal reasons", PANA learned from his entourage and himself. Full text...

  • Uganda's Surrogates voted best African production at Slum Film Festival
    17 october 2017 11:32:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Ugandan film, Surrogate, was on Monday night voted the Best African production at the ongoing 7th Slum Film Festival in Nairobi. Full text...

  • France: Former French Culture minister nominated as UNESCO boss
    14 october 2017 08:47:30
    Paris, France (PANA) - The 58 members of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board on 13 October nominated Audrey Azoulay of France for the position of Director-General of the Organization, replacing outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Renowned Ghanaian Sculptor, El Anatsui, adds more int'l awards to his long list
    30 september 2017 06:32:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Globally-celebrated Ghanaian Sculptor, Prof. El Anatsui, has been honoured with the most internationally-prestigious award in art - the Japan’s Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award, according to a statement unveiled recently in New York, US, by The Japan Art Association at the famous Juilliard School. Full text...

  • Kenya: Nairobi set for global Slum Film Festival
    28 september 2017 11:12:47
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Organizers of the annual Slum Film Festival (SFF) have received 2,600 entries from 120 countries for this year's event which rolls off on Monday in Kibera, Film Festival Director George Karanja told the media on Thursday Full text...

  • Kenya: Ethiopian gov't urged to exercise restraint at upcoming Irreecha festival
    19 september 2017 07:15:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Human Rights Watch is urging the Ethiopian government and security officials to act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent injuries and deaths at this year’s Irreecha festival on 1 October. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana reconsiders music festival ban
    11 september 2017 15:32:59
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has temporary suspended a presidential directive to cancel music festival at stadium and public places. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB moving Africa up the textile, clothing value chain with Fashionomics Africa
    23 august 2017 13:29:33
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Speaking ahead of World Fashion Day, a day marked yearly on 21 August to celebrate and commemorate the glory, spirit and art of fashion throughout the world, and to highlight national, regional and international achievements in the fashion world over the past year, stakeholder in the textile and clothing industry have described Fashionomics Africa as a veritable platform to tap Africa’s huge potential for fashion. Full text...

  • US: 'UNESCO’s #Unite4Heritage Campaign, a permanent exhibit at UN Headquarters'
    30 june 2017 06:20:19
    New York, US (PANA) - From 28 June, 2017, the almost two million visitors that will visit the UN Headquarters in New York, US, in the next two years will have the chance to experience and interact with UNESCO’s #Unite4Heritage campaign and gain exposure to the Organization’s major areas of work. Full text...

  • France: 144 Countries, EU set guidelines to protect, promote diversity of cultural expressions
    10 june 2017 06:03:26
    Paris, France (PANA) - Representatives of countries that have ratified UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will examine ways to apply the guiding principles of the Convention in the digital environment, at their biennial meeting in Paris, France, from 13 to 15 June. Full text...

  • Morocco: King Mohammed, UNESCO Chief celebrate Islamic culture as source of dialogue, peace
    24 may 2017 15:29:16
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, and His Majesty, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, on Tuesday jointly visited the Al Quaraouiyine University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the world, within the framework of the national plan on the prevention of violent extremism through education and culture. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: African fashion designers take centre stage at AfDB meetings in India
    12 may 2017 14:49:44
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The tremendous opportunity for Africa’s fashion industry will attract global attention at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in India, from 22 - 26 May. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO spotlights power of jazz to promote dialogue among cultures
    01 may 2017 06:36:14
    Paris, France (PANA) - The United Nations cultural agency has stressed the power of jazz to unite people and its contribution to peace as it marked International Jazz Day on Sunday. Full text...

  • UNESCO: Candidates for post of DG to be interviewed on Wednesday, Thursday
    25 april 2017 14:11:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - The 58-member Executive Board of UNESCO, chaired by Michael Worbs of Germany, will interview candidates for the post of Director-General of the Organization on Wednesday, 26 April, and Thursday, 27 April, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. Full text...

  • China: UNESCO promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage
    17 april 2017 19:29:54
    Changsha, China (PANA) - Young people from around the world on Monday joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route. Full text...

  • Botswana: Mobile network operator continues to support artiste in Botswana
    13 march 2017 09:06:29
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s most successful musician, Vee Mampeezy, has inked a deal with the country’s mobile operator, Orange Botswana, a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading telecommunication companies, Orange. Full text...

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