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  • UN: UN official says 370,000 persons displaced in south-east DRC
    22 march 2017 20:30:22
    New York, US (PANA) - Intercommunal violence in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the DRC, Mamadou Diallo, has said, warning that the current response is being outstripped by the needs. Full text...

  • Kenya: ICRC raises red flag on hunger crisis in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, others
    22 march 2017 13:26:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The ICRC has appealed for financial assistance to the tune of US$ 400 million to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, South Sudan, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, the global humanitarian body said Wednesday in a news dispatch from Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria's secret police arrest 13 Boko Haram top terrorists
    22 march 2017 13:14:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian secret police, the Department of State Security (DSS), on Wednesday announced the arrest of 13 top Boko Haram terrorists in various part of the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 5 suicide bombers kill 3 in Northeast Nigeria
    22 march 2017 13:05:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A multiple suicide bombing occurred in three locations around the popular Muna Garage area of Maiduguri metropolis, Northeast Nigeria, in the early hours of Wednesday, the Northeast Zonal Information Officer of the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, confirmed to PANA here. Full text...

  • The Netherlands: ICC sentences Bemba to one year imprisonment, 300,000 euros
    22 march 2017 12:06:04
    The Hague, The Netherlands (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, The Netherlands, on Wednesday sentenced former DR Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to one year imprisonment for bribing witnesses at his trial for war crimes at the court. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief urges political solution for South Sudanese crisis
    22 march 2017 06:47:29
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The security situation in South Sudan is “very worrisome,” the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Guterres urges international community against intolerance, discrimination
    21 march 2017 20:15:40
    New York, US (PANA) - Against the backdrop of rising discrimination and violence against those perceived as different, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to stand up against intolerance and build communities that recognize diversity not as a source of weakness, but a source of strength and richness. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy laments on deteriorating security situation in DRC
    21 march 2017 20:05:11
    New York, US (PANA) - UN envoy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mr. Maman Sidikou on Tuesday stressed the need for both the government and the opposition groups to show the same level of commitment and compromise which led to the signing on 31 December of an agreement on the electoral process, noting the deteriorating security situation in the country. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR concerned about forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon
    21 march 2017 19:45:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday expressed concern that forced returns of refugees from Cameroon’s Far North region to crisis-gripped northeastern Nigeria are continuing despite the recent signing of a tripartite agreement aimed at ensuring the voluntary nature of returns. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU affirms its commitment to fight all forms of racial discrimination
    21 march 2017 14:19:26
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The elimination of racial discrimination is a global challenge that must be tackled together by the whole international community, by international organizations and by the civil society, the European Union (EU) High Representative, Federica Mogherini said Tuesday in a statement marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Full text...

  • US: US bans electronic devices on flights from 8 Muslim nations
    21 march 2017 14:11:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The US Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday barred airlines' passengers coming into the US on foreign airlines from 10 airports in eight mainly Muslim countries from carrying electronic devices, such as tablets, laptops and computers, which are larger than a cellphone. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africans reflect on 1960 Sharpeville Massacre
    21 march 2017 14:06:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africans on Tuesday marked the 57th anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre, where police shot dead 69 people during a protest against the country’s hated apartheid laws. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda suspends several private universities over poor quality education
    21 march 2017 14:01:18
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan Ministry of Education has ordered the closure of several private universities as well as many other academic programmes as the East African country seeks to implement strong quality control programme in academia. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari condemns killings in a market in North Central Nigeria
    21 march 2017 13:50:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday condemned Monday’s attack on a market in Zaki Biam, North Central Nigeria, by unknown gunmen which resulted in the loss of lives. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Timelines of Catholic Church's role in Rwanda's genocide
    21 march 2017 08:53:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Here are timelines of developments since the Catholic Church was accused of playing a role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide against Tutsis. Pope Francis on Monday asked for "forgiveness" for the Catholic Church's role in Rwanda's tragedy. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Oxfam cautions about race against rains in South Sudan
    21 march 2017 07:16:36
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Oxfam International humanitarian agency has called for more funding to help reach those in need in South Sudan before it is too late. Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy chief says development should not marginalize the poor
    20 march 2017 21:40:03
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the International Day of Happiness, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples. Full text...

  • UN: UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes
    20 march 2017 21:32:02
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Al Hussein, on Monday reminded governments around the world that they have a legal obligation to stop hate speech and hate crimes, and called on people everywhere to "stand up for someone’s rights." Full text...

  • Libya: 'Escalating violence, hateful rhetoric threaten widespread conflict in Libya' - SRSG
    20 march 2017 18:37:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, has warned of dangerous escalation across Libya emanating from the deteriorating security situation in Tripoli and events in Misrata and Benghazi. Full text...

  • Kenya: Human Rights Watch demands impartial probe of Uganda killings
    20 march 2017 16:58:26
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Killings by Ugandan military and police during joint operations in Kasese, western Uganda on 26-27 November 2016 warrant an independent and impartial fact-finding mission with international expertise, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: South Sudanese aircraft crashes in Wau, survivors reported
    20 march 2017 15:51:54
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - A South Sudanese aircraft, with 44 passengers on board, crashed on Monday in Wau, 650 km northwest of the South Sudanese capital, Juba, and burst into flames upon hitting the runway, local media reported. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Soldier wounded in Burkinabe terrorist attack
    20 march 2017 15:42:46
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A Burkinabe soldier was wounded on Monday in a terrorist attack in the north of the country, the Burkinabe army said in a statement. Full text...

  • Libya: Armed militias attack Libyan Presidential Council headquarters in Tripoli
    20 march 2017 15:39:31
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Armed militias on Sunday attacked the headquarters of the Libyan presidential council, located at the Abu Sitta naval base in Tripoli, forcing the guards and workers to flee the premises, according to Libya's local media reports. Full text...

  • Kenya: Nairobi to host Special IGAD Summit for Somali refugees
    20 march 2017 14:46:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A special summit of Heads of State and Government will be convened on Saturday, 25 March, 2017, in Nairobi, bringing together member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and other stakeholders, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Monday. Full text...

  • Ghana: 18 dead in Ghana waterfall accident
    20 march 2017 09:16:37
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - At least 18 students are dead in an accident at a popular waterfall in Ghana's Brong Ahafo Region when a tree fell on them on Sunday evening. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill 4 in northeast Nigeria
    19 march 2017 13:36:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Three Boko Haram suicide bombers have attacked Ummarari Village in Jere Local Government of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, killing a mother, her two children and a civilian security operative, who helps security forces in the war against terrorism. Full text...

  • UN: UN, Smurfs team up to celebrate International Day of Happiness
    18 march 2017 17:26:42
    New York, US (PANA) - Voice actors from the upcoming animated movie Smurfs: "The Lost Village" on Saturday joined officials from the UN, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Foundation at the world body’s headquarters in New York to celebrate International Day of Happiness with a campaign promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full text...

  • Tanzania: World Bank Group President visits Tanzania
    18 march 2017 13:15:20
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The World Bank Group President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, is due here on Sunday for a three-day working visit to Tanzania during which he will meet with President John Pombe Magufuli, to discuss key engagements of the strategic partnership between the East African country and the World Bank Group. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Magufuli revokes minister's directive on birth certificate for marriage in Tanzania
    18 march 2017 09:47:37
    Dodoma, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli has revoked a directive issued by Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Harrison Mwakyembe to restrict marriage to citizens with birth certificates. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Rights watchdog condemns 'brutal, illegal' eviction of Lagos waterfront community
    18 march 2017 09:09:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has condemned Friday's forcible eviction by security services of residents of a waterfront community in Nigeria's main city of Lagos. Full text...

  • Kenya: ICRC condemns civilian ship attack, calls for probe
    18 march 2017 09:03:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Friday expressed shock at Thursday night’s attack on a civilian ship carrying around 150 passengers, near the port of Hodeida in Yemen. Full text...

  • France: UN forum in Paris to spotlight mobile learning for refugees, displaced persons
    18 march 2017 08:49:43
    Paris, France (PANA) – Education experts and government officials will gather at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from 20 to 24 March, to discuss ways of expanding the use of mobile technologies to “reach people where they are” and improve education opportunities for refugees and displaced persons and others in emergency situations. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Five Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush
    17 march 2017 19:29:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Five Nigerian soldiers were killed on Wednesday when their team ran into an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, according to a statement released on Friday by the Nigerian Army. Full text...

  • Uganda: Museveni orders security cameras following murder of senior police officer
    17 march 2017 17:11:59
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Ugandan PresidentYoweri Museveni has ordered immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of the East African country and along the highways following the murder of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi early Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights groups urge Angola to allow women's demo
    17 march 2017 16:20:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -The Angolan government must allow protesters to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Friday ahead of a planned demonstration in Luanda for a women’s right to have an abortion. Full text...

  • Switzerland: South Sudan’s refugee crisis now world’s fastest growing - UNHCR
    17 march 2017 13:50:02
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Eight months after fresh violence erupted in South Sudan, a famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. Full text...

  • Mali: Japan gives Mali 2.5 billion CFAF for security
    17 march 2017 12:46:26
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Japan has granted Mali a 2.5 billion CFAF facility to enable the African country finance its security sector, according to an agreement signed Thursday in Bamako, the Malian capital. Full text...

  • Uganda: Ugandan assistant Police chief, bodyguard, driver shot dead
    17 march 2017 11:57:46
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Felix Kaweesi, Uganda’s assistant Inspector-General of Police, his bodyguard and driver have been shot dead in a brutal gun attack outside his home, Police said on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN says half of CAR population urgently needs humanitarian support
    16 march 2017 21:04:25
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday said that half of the population in Central African Republic (CAR) urgently needs aid despite a huge funding gap. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights body demands release of Madagascar environment activist
    16 march 2017 09:13:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Malagasy authorities must immediately and unconditionally release an environmental activist detained on politically motivated charges, Amnesty International has said in a letter to the government. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Army repels Boko Haram terrorists, kills 4
    16 march 2017 06:36:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian Army says its troops on Wednesday evening repelled a Boko Haram attack on Magumeri, a town in northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • US: US partners North African countries to fight terrorism
    15 march 2017 22:00:08
    New York, US (PANA) - US State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, has held a two-day (14-15 March) regional workshop with counterterrorism practitioners from North African countries at the US Embassy and International Institute of Justice in Valletta, Malta. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials urge govts to implement rules on prosecuting traffickers
    15 march 2017 20:29:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said human trafficking thrives in countries where the rule of law is weak or non-existent, stressing the need for governments to make better use of the tools created under the UN flag to stop the victimization of men, women and children. Full text...

  • France: AI welcomes Toumba Diakité's extradition from Senegal to Guinea
    15 march 2017 19:24:46
    Paris, France (PANA) – Amnesty International (AI) has welcomed the extradition of Toumba Diakité from Senegal to Guinea, describing it as an important step for justice and the establishment of truth. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian govt lifts ban on chopper flights over Abuja
    15 march 2017 19:04:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government on Wednesday reversed its decision to ban helicopters from flying over the nation’s capital, Abuja following the temporary closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) which serves the capital. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS wants Nigerian religious leaders to become whistle-blowers
    15 march 2017 18:52:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in West Africa (GIABA), an arm of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Wednesday announced plans to engage Nigerian religious leaders as whistle-blowers. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 2 civilians, 4 suicide bombers die in Maiduguri multiple attacks
    15 march 2017 14:50:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said two men were killed when four female suicide bombers detonated explosive devices at Usmanti, along the Muna Garage axis in Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • UN: UN experts urge action to end rights abuses in South Sudan
    15 march 2017 14:20:01
    New York, US (PANA) - Following an increase in gross human rights violations, as well as an escalation in fighting in South Sudan, the Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, Ms. Yasmin Sooka, on Wednesday stressed the need to prevent further escalation and abuses in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian govt to mainstream counter-terrorism policies, programmes
    14 march 2017 21:44:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian government In Tuesday announced that all its ministries and agencies must now mainstream Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) of groups like Boko Haram terrorists in their policies and programmes. Full text...

  • UN: UN panel on narcotics discusses peace, security
    14 march 2017 19:36:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs opened its 60th session in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday with a focus on peace and security, as well as on helping governments reach their sustainable development commitments. Full text...

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