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  • UN: ILO report says higher education key to stable employment
    16 december 2014 21:02:41
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN International Labour Organization (ILO) report says higher education is a prerequisite for millions of youth in the developing world who hope to find a decent, "non-vulnerable" job. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Int'l experts gather to discuss Tanzania's social protection programme
    15 december 2014 13:51:26
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - A three-day international conference of policy-makers, researchers and practitioners involved in planning, design, and implementation of social protection programmes, opened Monday in Arusha, northern Tanzania, aiming to assist the East African country in developing practical measures of national collaboration to address poverty, and vulnerability and make growth more sustainable and inclusive. Full text...

  • Sao Tome and Principe: Govt members donate salaries to volcano victims in Cape Verde
    13 december 2014 15:27:52
    Sao Tomé, Sao Tomé and Principe (PANA) - Members of the new government in Sao Tome will donate 20% of their monthly salaries to victims of the volcano that erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, PANA reported from here Saturday. Full text...

  • Mali: Germany supports training of policemen for peacekeeping in Africa
    12 december 2014 18:46:09
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Twenty-five policemen and gendarmes from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Niger, Madagascar, Togo and Mali on Friday completed training in peacekeeping at the Alioune Blondin Bèye peacekeeping school of Bamako, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • UN: ILO says lack of health protection leads to 'deep impoverishment'
    09 december 2014 20:40:43
    New York US (PANA) - Some 80 per cent of the population across 44 countries lives without any health protection, essentially being deprived of the right to healthcare simply because they cannot afford it, according a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Full text...

  • UN: Letter-post still key revenue-maker for world’s postal services - UN agency
    02 december 2014 08:44:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Universal Postal Union (UPU) says despite an overall decline in global letter mailings, traditional letter-post still contributes almost half of all postal revenues. Full text...

  • DR Congo: OCHA condemns murder of humanitarian agent
    26 november 2014 21:34:58
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The coordinator of humanitarian action in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moustapha Soumaré, has condemned the murder of a humanitarian agent in an ambush by gunmen in the country. Full text...

  • UN: ITU says three billion people online
    24 november 2014 22:06:12
    New York, US PANA) - The UN International Telecommunication Union says over three billion people are now online and information and communication technology (ICT) growth remains buoyant in just about every country worldwide. Full text...

  • UN: ILO says developing countries opting for social protection over fiscal consolidation
    17 november 2014 18:29:31
    New York, US (PANA) - While the majority of countries around the world are expected to cut public expenditures in 2015 and beyond, others will be moving in the opposite direction to expand social protection measures, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said Monday in a new policy paper. Full text...

  • Mali: African human resources professionals meet in Bamako
    14 november 2014 16:42:35
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The 18th edition of the African Human Resources Day (JARH) will be held from 18-20 November 2014 in Bamako, the chair of Malian Association of Human Resources Managers (AMGRH), Nouhoum Diakité announced Friday at a news conference in the Malian capital. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO chief stresses role of education for a sustainable future
    10 november 2014 18:52:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The role education plays in preparing the world’s youth for a sustainable future is becoming increasingly relevant, particularly as the planet is set to face growing economic, social and environmental challenges, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has said. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Police dismantle criminal gang
    05 november 2014 20:28:53
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Cape Verdian police chief, Joao Domingos de Pina, has announced the detention at the central prison of Sao Martinho of six members of criminal ring terrorising residents in several districts of the capital, Praia. Full text...

  • Kenya: Police probe Malawi envoy son's killing
    27 october 2014 11:50:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Police are investigating the murder of the son of the Malawi High Commissioner to Kenya in Limuru Marcel Chirwa, 20 km west of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, over the weekend. Full text...

  • UN: UN expert urges more respect, less criminalization for migrant workers
    25 october 2014 17:36:09
    New York, US (PANA) - The lack of political will to stand up for migrant workers’ rights remains Full text...

  • Nigeria: Schools to reopen in state worst hit by Boko Haram attacks
    19 october 2014 23:04:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Public schools will reopen next month in Nigeria's northern Borno state, the epicentre of the attacks by the terror group Boko Haram, state government officials announced Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: UN celebrates Nobel Peace Prize to children’s rights activists
    10 october 2014 21:43:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday lauded the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to two human rights activists, saying the winners have received well-deserved recognition for championing children’s rights around the world. Full text...

  • UN: UPU stresses need for transformation in postal services
    09 october 2014 17:26:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking World Post Day Thursday, Universal Postal Union (UPU) Director-General Bishar Hussein said that for postal services to flourish in a globalized and ever-evolving communication landscape, electrical and Internet connectivity is essential, especially in developing countries, where only 32 percent of the population has access to the Internet. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO says many countries hiring untrained teachers
    02 october 2014 17:59:27
    New York, US (PANA) - A global shortage of teachers has pressured many countries into hiring Full text...

  • UN: Official says Africa faces unemployment challenges
    01 october 2014 22:16:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, says although there has been great social and economic progress across Africa, its economies have not kept pace with legitimate demands, including providing jobs to young people. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ex-Nigerian leader, Obasanjo, returns to school
    30 september 2014 09:33:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo is due back in school starting this week to study for a higher degree in Christian Theology. Full text...

  • UN: Burundi leader calls for progressive follow-up on MDGs
    27 september 2014 22:26:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The Vice-President of Burundi, Mr. Prosper Bazombanza, on Saturday in New York said his country would consider it erroneous to abandon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and "reset the counter to zero" after the 2015 deadline for reaching the targets. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief spotlights tourism’s role in promoting sustainable development
    27 september 2014 22:17:49
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said in harnessing the Full text...

  • UN: Officials call for fundamental human right to quality education
    25 september 2014 15:27:20
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials say despite global gains in the number of children enrolled in school, many of the world’s students fail to leave their educational experiences with the skills necessary for them to succeed in life and help their nations develop. Full text...

  • Kenya: Proposed anti-gay law will fuel homophobia, says Amnesty
    23 september 2014 14:22:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Amnesty International says amendments to the penal code, proposed by the Chadian Government, will criminalise same sex conduct in the north-central African country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Dramatic increase in violent crimes reported
    19 september 2014 11:05:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s image as one of the most violent countries in the world was reinforced Friday with the confirmation that its murder rate has increased by 5% over the past year. Full text...

  • US: UN stresses good urban planning for sustainable development
    17 september 2014 22:22:45
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said with more than two-thirds of humanity expected to live in cities by the middle of this century, strong, well-planned urbanization is vital for development. Full text...

  • UN: ILO partners with retailer H&M on social sustainability
    16 september 2014 08:44:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced a partnership with retail giant H&M to promote sustainable global supply chains in the garment industry. Full text...

  • UN: Rights official stresses 'clear need' for vigilance on issue of privacy in digital age
    12 september 2014 18:34:32
    New York, US (PANA) - Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Flavia Pansieri Full text...

  • UN: Expert calls for reduction in military spending
    10 september 2014 19:28:30
    New York, US (PANA) - UN expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says 30 million children out of school due to conflict, crisis
    08 september 2014 20:58:42
    New York, US (PANA) - Almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict affected countries following the targeting of schools and the displacement of millions of children forced from their homes and studies, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Copper mine workers go on strike in northern Mauritania
    03 september 2014 19:21:05
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Workers at Mauritania's copper mine in the northern part of the country Wednesday went on strike to press their demands for better living and working conditions, including a 10 percent increase in wages, PANA learned from trade union sources. Full text...

  • UN: Ban appoints Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development
    29 august 2014 15:07:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Friday announced the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. Full text...

  • UN: Civil society groups gather at UN to shape new vision for global development
    27 august 2014 18:29:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Civil society groups converged on the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday to discuss the future global development agenda, as well as the way forward on a range of issues such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger and combating disease. Full text...

  • South Africa: Leading South Africans salute Attenborough
    26 august 2014 09:13:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has expressed his sadness at the news of British actor and film director Richard Attenborough's death. Full text...

  • Burundi: Rights activist spends 100 days in detention
    25 august 2014 12:48:41
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A popular human rights activist in Burundi, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, clocked 100 days in detention on Sunday, after he was accused of breaching state security by the authorities, PANA reported from here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS Commission honours its fallen hero
    23 august 2014 12:28:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Management and Staff of ECOWAS Commission have held a special prayer service in honour of the Protocol Assistant at its Lagos Liaison Office, Mr. Salihu Abdulqudir Jatto, who died 12 Aug. after a brief illness, the Commission said in a statement. Full text...

  • Congo: China to help Congo train young people in vocations
    22 august 2014 15:15:48
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Chinese Ambassador to Congo, Mr. Guan Jian, said here Thursday that his country would help the Congolese government enhance vocational training for its young people. Full text...

  • US: UN calls for nominations for 2015 Public Service Awards
    11 august 2014 19:21:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Monday called for nominations for the 2015 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA), which is an international contest designed to promote and support innovations in public service delivery worldwide. Full text...

  • Mali: Trade union federation calls nationwide strike
    11 august 2014 17:39:56
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  • Libya: Armed clashes displace 36,000 people in Tripoli
    11 august 2014 11:48:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 7,240 families, representing about 36,200 people, have been displaced in Tripoli as a result of the month-long clashes between rival armed militias fighting for the control of Tripoli airport, the local council of the Libyan capital announced. Full text...

  • Mali: 300 Malians return home from CAR
    08 august 2014 21:38:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A contingent of about 300 Malians living in the Central African Republic returned to Bamako on Thursday on board a special flight. Full text...

  • Cameroon: China donates security cameras to Cameroon
    07 august 2014 21:01:18
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The Chinese government has donated security cameras to Cameroon as the country begins to feel the bloody activities of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Mali: Air Algeria plane may have crashed due to bad weather - Investigators
    05 august 2014 15:29:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Air Algeria plane (flight AH 5017), which crashed on 25 July near the Malian north-western city of Gossi, was caught between two storms, according to information released by the analysts of the first black box found Friday last week by French soldiers, the Malian private newspaper, L’indépendant, reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Repatriation of corpses of Nigerians banned over Ebola scare
    01 august 2014 23:58:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In the latest in a flurry of activities to keep the Ebola Virus Disease at bay, Nigeria's federal government has banned the repatriation of the remains of dead Nigerians, especially from the three worst-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, for burial. Full text...

  • Cameroon: 13 perish in road accident
    01 august 2014 23:14:58
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - A public transport bus on Friday morning crashed into a broken-down truck parked on a public highway in the department of Menoua (about 400 kms from Yaoundé) in the Western region, killing 13 people and injuring several others seriously, PANA learnt from security sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan appoints new police boss
    31 july 2014 21:30:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday approved the appointment of Suleiman Abba, Assistant Inspector General of Police, as the country's new police boss. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Policeman dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound
    29 july 2014 13:23:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Nigerian policeman has died from the injury he suffered when he accidentally shot himself in the leg, the private Vanguard newspaper reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: Obama renames fellowship after Mandela
    28 july 2014 17:15:54
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Monday in Washington DC, US, renamed the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) as the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Muslims mark Eid-Eil-Fitr festival
    27 july 2014 21:24:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As Muslim faithful across Nigeria Sunday marked the end of the month-long fasting period, an Islamic scholar, Gazal Shittu Adepoju, has stressed the need for them to continue to imbibe the lessons of perseverance, charity and love in post Ramadan period. Full text...

  • UN: Report says persistent vulnerability threatens human development
    24 july 2014 19:30:05
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN report launched on Thursday in Tokyo says reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress. Full text...

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