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  • UN: UN officials warn on political turbulence in Guinea-Bissau
    29 august 2015 15:30:26
    New York, US PANA) - With Guinea-Bissau facing political turbulence barely a year after the re-establishment of constitutional order, the UN envoy in the county, Mr. Miguel Trovoada, has expressed the hope that political leaders would rise to their "historic responsibility" to preserve the gains made so far in the interest of the country and people. Full text...

  • UN: Libya political talks resume, UN envoy urges parties to set aside differences
    28 august 2015 13:17:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced that a round of Libyan political dialogue began on Thursday in Skhirat, Morocco, with discussions expected to focus on expediting the process towards finalizing the Libyan political agreement, including reaching agreement on a Government of National Accord. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan belligerents test power of fragile peace deal
    27 august 2015 21:28:01
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese belligerents tested the powers of a peace deal signed in Juba on Wednesday to end 20 months of hostilities between the government and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, who is set to become Vice President under the compromise peace agreement. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari appoints Chief of Staff, others
    27 august 2015 18:39:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday announced a series of key appointments that included his Chief of Staff and the Secretary to the Government (SGF). Full text...

  • Zambia: MMD leader cries foul after its parliamentary candidate drops from contest
    27 august 2015 17:37:03
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Outspoken opposition leader of Zambia's Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), Nevers Mumba, has accused the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) of being behind Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes South Sudanese leader endorsement of agreement to resolve conflict
    27 august 2015 16:14:08
    New York, US (APAN) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed South Sudan's Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan, Niger explore further diplomatic cooperation
    27 august 2015 14:42:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan and Niger have said that they need to coordinate their efforts, particularly at the diplomatic level, to stave off the impact of the current developments in Libya, a reference to rise in Islamic fundamentalism. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says Libyan parties must come together, make final push for peace
    27 august 2015 14:25:47
    New York, US (PANA) - With the UN-supported political dialogue process in Libya nearing its last stages, time is running out for leaders on all sides and at all levels to make the final push, the head of the UN Mission in the country (UNSMIL), Mr. Bernardion Leon, told the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • South Africa: Govt embroiled in fresh "Guptagate" scandal
    27 august 2015 10:57:09
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Presidency has become embroiled in a fresh controversy over the controversial Gupta family which has close ties to President Jacob Zuma and his family. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Ghana President ends visit to Mauritius
    27 august 2015 10:41:54
    Plaisance, Mauritius (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama left Mauritius Thursday after a four-day official visit to the island-nation, during which he held discussions with the Mauritian authorities on matters of mutual interest to both countries, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Rwanda: 'Accountability, good governance key to promoting democracy'
    26 august 2015 20:49:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A senior official of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said bad governance and corruption have been key impediments to Africa’s development. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Ghana President inaugurates Mauritian Campus of African Leadership College
    26 august 2015 07:58:52
    Beau-Plan, Mauritius (PANA) - Visiting Ghana President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated the Mauritian Campus of the African Leadership College, founded by Ghanaian entrepreneur Fred Swaniker, in Beau Plan, northern Mauritius. Full text...

  • UN: Ban appoints Dutch diplomat as UN deputy envoy in Mali
    26 august 2015 06:54:58
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in South Sudan welcomes peace deal signing scheduled for Wednesday
    25 august 2015 19:28:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ms. Ellen Margrethe Loj, on Tuesday welcomed the decision by rival parties in South Sudan to convene Wednesday a mini-summit, where the government, in the interest of peace is expected to sign the agreement already endorsed by former Vice President Riek Machar. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya hosts APRM extraordinary Summit
    25 august 2015 18:14:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya will host an extraordinary Heads of State summit of the African Union’s (AU) governance platform, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) on 11 Sept. 2015, to discuss a more robust fight against corruption and plan new financing mechanisms, it was officially announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum protests AUPSC meeting with opposition in Ethiopia
    25 august 2015 15:09:14
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has warned that it might reconsider its dealings with the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC), which it accused of receiving Sudanese opposition elements, contrary to its mandate. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius Govt to facilitate investments in Ghana
    25 august 2015 12:10:10
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Government is to facilitate the creation of a technology park in Accra, Ghana's capital, according to Mauritian Finance Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Govt. condemns attack on gendarmerie
    25 august 2015 11:08:57
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkina Faso government has strongly condemned Sunday night'S attack on a gendarmerie station in Oursi, 350 kilometres north of the capital, Ouagadougou, in which two persons were injured. Full text...

  • Rwanda: AU envoy meets Kagame on South Sudan peace agreement
    24 august 2015 21:36:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday received the African Union (AU) High Representative to South Sudan, Alpha Oumar Konare, as part of efforts to push for a peace deal between the Government in Juba and rebel groups, an official source told PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Nigeria: UN Scribe seeks Pres. Buhari's input into fresh UN Resolution against extremism
    24 august 2015 18:32:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted an invitation from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a meeting of world leaders in New York, which is expected to formulate a fresh plan of action against extremism. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius, Ghana sign three agreements
    24 august 2015 17:03:24
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius and Ghana signed Monday three agreements on mutual visa exemption, trade promotion and tertiary education in the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, in the presence of Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth and visiting Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ban Ki-Moon calls for unconditional release of 219 Chibok girls
    24 august 2015 14:50:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday called for the unconditional release of the 219 girls who were abducted from their school in Chibok, North-east Borno State, on 14 April 2014 Full text...

  • Mauritius: Ghana's President arrives in Mauritius
    24 august 2015 09:56:57
    Plaisance, Mauritius (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama arrived in Mauritius Monday for a three-day official visit, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda urges Burundi to return 30 detained nationals
    23 august 2015 14:01:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, says she has demanded the immediate return of some 30 Rwandan citizens who have been detained in neighboring Burundi on the charge of espionage. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan army commander Gen. Haftar on official visit to Amman
    22 august 2015 10:27:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Armed Forces commander-in-chief General Khalifa Haftar late Friday arrived in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on an official visit aiming to boost military cooperation between the two countries, with a view to supporting the Libyan army in its war against terrorism. Full text...

  • Libya: UN issues new sanctions against those compromising dialogue in Libya
    21 august 2015 21:03:37
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The UN Security Council has denounced the escalation of human rights violations and the targeting of civilians and civil institutions in Libya. Full text...

  • Libya: New round of inter-Libyan peace talks to open Monday in Morocco
    21 august 2015 20:55:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The next round of the inter-Libyan peace talks to seek solution to the crisis in the North African country opens in the Moroccan city of Skhirat on Monday, Cherif al-Wafi, a Member of Parliament and member of the independent political dialogue team, said on Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian President Essebsi, Hamadi discuss situation in Mali, Libya
    21 august 2015 20:06:07
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The historic agreement signed between the different parties in Mali and its consequences on the region, as well as the attempts by terrorist organizations to compromise it were at the centre of talks on Friday between the Tunisian president, Béji Caïd Essebsi and the UN Special representative in Mali, Mongi Hamadi. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari sends Obasanjo to mediate in Guinea Bissau crisis
    21 august 2015 18:44:19
    ​Abuja, NIgeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has sent former NIgerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo as a Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau to mediate in the country's political crisis, the presidency said on Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya: AU indicts Ugandan troops for civilian killings in Somalia
    21 august 2015 18:36:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -Three Ugandan soldiers have been indicted for the killing of civilians in Somalia’s southern port town of Marka in July ahead of their trial by an African Union-appointed military tribunal, the head of the AU peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Maman Sidikou said on Friday. Full text...

  • Niger: Niger elections 'a test for credibility of institutions', says NDI
    21 august 2015 13:41:42
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The chairman of the US National Democratic Institute (NDI), Kenneth Wollack, says that next year's general elections in Niger will test the credibility of democratic institutions in the West African country and evaluate their legitimacy. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Political parties on the campaign trail for October elections in Tanzania
    21 august 2015 12:15:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s political parties seeking to build their public acceptability ahead of the 25 October 2015 presidential, parliamentary and civic elections start a two-month nationwide campaign this weekend to sell both their candidates and manifestos, after the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Friday accepted the nomination forms of presidential hopefuls and their running mates. Full text...

  • US: US thumbs down Burundi President's 3rd term inauguration
    21 august 2015 10:56:34
    Washington, US (PANA) - The political and security crisis in Burundi will not end until the stakeholders have engaged in a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue, the US has said. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir grants amnesty to rebels to join national dialogue
    20 august 2015 20:11:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese president Omar Bashir has granted amnesty to armed rebel leaders to join the national dialogue he initiated on Thursday. Full text...

  • Rwanda : Ethiopian PM in Kigali for Meles Zenawi Foundation symposium
    20 august 2015 19:36:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn arrived here late Thursday to attend the inaugural symposium of the Meles Zenawi Foundation in the Rwandan capital Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges Burundian President to pursue path of inclusivity, reconciliation
    20 august 2015 18:48:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Noting the inauguration on Thursday of Pierre Nkurunziza for his third Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Female candidate seeks slot in Burkina presidential race
    20 august 2015 18:41:52
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Saran Sérémé, leader of Democracy and Change Party has announced her candidacy for the presidential election to be held in October in Burkina Faso. ) Full text...

  • Nigeria: President appoints new Chair for federal tax office
    20 august 2015 17:27:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Dr. William Babatunde Fowler as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the presidency has announced. Full text...

  • Burundi: Nkurunziza sworn in for third term as Burundi president
    20 august 2015 16:24:25
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday took oath of office before Parliament and judges of the Constitutional Court for a third term following his controversial reelection on 21 July 2015. Full text...

  • UN: UN, partners urge resolution of Somali President's impeachment crisis
    20 august 2015 13:36:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Envoys from the UN and other international organizations have expressed deep concern that a parliamentary motion to impeach Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would impede progress on the country’s peace and state-building goals. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Policeman shot dead in Sousse
    19 august 2015 21:58:50
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – A Tunisian policeman was shot dead on Wednesday afternoon near Sousse, southeast of Tunis, by two gunmen who were on a motorcycle, according to a communiqué issued by the Interior ministry. Full text...

  • Egypt: 'Egypt will continue backing Libya's legitimate government'
    19 august 2015 20:35:50
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Egypt will continue backing Libya's legitimate government in a bid to satisfy its needs, particularly on security, the Egyptian minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, said on Wednesday at a joint news conference held in Cairo with his Libyan counterpart, Mohamed al-Dairi. Full text...

  • UN: ICC Appeals Chamber reverses decision on Kenya’s cooperation
    19 august 2015 16:56:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The Appeals Chamber of the Hague-based International Criminal Court Full text...

  • UN: UN chief looks forward to President Kiir for full endorsement of peace agreement
    19 august 2015 14:16:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing by former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar and the former detainees of the compromise peace agreement put forth by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Partners Forum (IGAD) mediators, meant to end the conflict raging in the country for the past 20 months. Full text...

  • Egypt: Libyan FM declares 'War against Daech should be now'
    18 august 2015 13:45:36
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The fight against Daech can no longer for until the formation of a coalition government in Libya as the terrorist organization continues to perpetrate massacre in the city of Sirte, the Libyan Minister of foreign affairs, Mohamed al-Dairi, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council stresses dialogue to resolve crisis in Guinea-Bissau
    18 august 2015 13:31:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Expressing concern over the current political developments in Full text...

  • Egypt: Arab League Scribe pleads for immediate support to Libya
    18 august 2015 12:03:12
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil El Arabi has called for immediate assistance to Libya, after what he called insufficient Arab support for Libya's legitimate interim government. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: 'How to ensure greater stability in West Africa'
    18 august 2015 11:56:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Stakeholders of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) have agreed that taking full ownership of the project is one major way of ensuring greater stability of the West African region. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: President Kiir withholds signature on South Sudan peace pact
    17 august 2015 18:52:34
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir withheld his signature on a proposed peace compromise to form a unity government with long-time foe and rebel leader Riek Machar, who signed an agreement on Monday, promising to end 20 months of fighting in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Former opposition leader seeks presidential election
    17 august 2015 18:40:32
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Former Burkina Faso opposition leader Zéphirin Diabré, also chair of Union for Progress and Change (UPC) party, on Monday submitted to the Constitutional Council his candidacy for the presidential election due to be held 11 October 2015, official sources here said. Full text...

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