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  • US: US government felicitates with Burkinabes
    09 december 2016 19:12:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Friday felicitated with Burkina Faso for marking its national day. Full text...

  • UN: Amnesty Int'l urges Cameroonian authorities to probe protesters' deaths
    09 december 2016 17:43:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Authorities in Cameroon must investigate the use of excessive and unnecessary force that led to the deaths of between two and four people during a protest in the north western city of Bamenda yesterday, Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International said Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says 535 million children living in crisis-hit countries
    09 december 2016 15:43:52
    New York, US (PANA) - As the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of its work for the world's most vulnerable children, the UN agency on Friday issued a stark warning that despite significant progress, too many children are still being left behind, with nearly 535 million of them living in harsh conditions, lacking access to decent health, education and protection services. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges member states to end corruption
    09 december 2016 15:39:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said no country is immune to corruption, and every country bears a responsibility to end it, warning that corruption is a "broad barrier" in the path to world's achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA says attacks by security tops challenges to free expression rights in West Africa
    09 december 2016 13:09:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Constant acts of physical attacks, arbitrary arrests as well as detentions of journalists and other rights activists in West Africa by state security forces, continue to chip away the modest but steady gains in the Freedom of Expression (FOE) environment in the region, a sub-regional rights body has said. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mbeki to head Africa's largest university
    09 december 2016 07:43:43
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The University of South Africa (UNISA) has named former president Thabo Mbeki as its new chancellor. The move is viewed as a bid to reposition itself as an African university. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN refugee agency reshapes protection ‘toolkit’ for a world on the move
    09 december 2016 06:07:06
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations refugee agency has updated its ‘toolkit’ for protecting vulnerable people on the move, in response to a sharp increase in global flows of both refugees and migrants in the decade since it was published. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Millions of ‘children on the move’ without protection is unacceptable – UN
    09 december 2016 06:01:16
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Highlighting the challenges confronting the protection of millions of children, many of whom are separated from their families as they flee wars and persecution, the top United Nations refugee official has called for prompt action to stave off the risk of losing an entire generation. Full text...

  • US: Nigerian soldiers involved in bloody clashes with Islamic group should be punished - US
    09 december 2016 05:02:09
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US says it agrees with the recommendation of the White Paper on the clashes in December last year involving the military and Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) that members of the military who were involved in the unlawful killing of civilians must be held accountable and punished appropriately. Full text...

  • UN: ICC to hold hearing on South Africa’s non-cooperation on Al-Bashir's arrest
    08 december 2016 17:29:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will convene a public hearing on 7 April 2017, under article 87(7) of the Rome Statute, on the non-compliance by South Africa with the ICC’s request for the arrest and surrender of Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ condemns South Sudan over expulsion of AP journalist
    08 december 2016 16:10:27
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - South Sudanese authorities should immediately reverse the expulsion of Associated Press (AP) reporter Justin Lynch and cease interfering with journalists' ability to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. Full text...

  • UN: Amnesty Int'l welcomes release of Gambian protesters on bail
    08 december 2016 14:03:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has welcomed the release of another eleven opposition protesters on bail on Thursday. Full text...

  • France: INTERPOL border operation targets organized crime networks across West Africa
    08 december 2016 11:37:36
    Lyon, France (PANA) - An INTERPOL-led border security operation across West Africa has resulted in the arrest of human traffickers, migrant smugglers and the seizure of drugs, stolen vehicles, cash and counterfeit goods. Full text...

  • Kenya: 'Dangerous funding gap' may lead to more cuts in food rations for refugees in Kenya – UN
    08 december 2016 05:42:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Forced to make a new round of cuts in food rations for refugees in Kenya, the World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed urgently for nearly US$14 million to feed the 434,000 refugees living in Kenya's Dadaab and Kakuma camps and in the new Kalobeyei settlement. Full text...

  • US: Recent violence in CAR spotlights subregion's volatility, Security Council told
    08 december 2016 05:35:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite a peaceful and successful transition in the Central African Republic (CAR) earlier in 2016, the recent outbreak of violence there had demonstrated the extremely fragile situation in the country, the Secretary-General's Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), told the Security Council on Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: UN launches US$2.66 billion appeal for emergency assistance in Sahel region
    08 december 2016 05:27:26
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations and its partner non-governmental organizations on Wednesday launched an appeal for US$2.66 billion to provide emergency assistance across eight countries in the Sahel region, where “millions of people still live in conditions of deplorable human suffering”. Full text...

  • UN: ICC, African States parties hold talks in Addis Ababa
    07 december 2016 17:55:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) and African States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC held a two-day retreat in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to foster better working relationships between ICC and African governments. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA welcomes release of jailed Gambian opposition leader
    07 december 2016 14:22:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) on Wednesday welcomed the release of Gambian opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and 18 members of his United Democratic Party (UDP) from jail. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to reinforce legal framework against terrorism
    07 december 2016 07:18:53
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth on Tuesday night introduced the Prevention of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill into Parliament to deal with various issues connected with the menace. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 10 security officials, others held for alleged rape in IDP camps
    06 december 2016 18:15:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday announced that 10 people have been arrested for sexually abusing women and girls displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the north east of the country. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF-EU partnership supports crisis-affected children with schooling
    06 december 2016 18:07:51
    New York, US (PANA) - Braving the consequences of war, natural disaster and other emergencies, nearly 2 million children in 20 countries around the world have been able to continue their schooling over the past four years as a result of a partnership between the European Commission's department for humanitarian aid and civil protection and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • UN: ILO urges regulations to reduce informal domestic work
    06 december 2016 17:48:45
    New York, US (PANA) - Nearly 75 per cent of domestic workers 15 years and older are estimated to work in informal employment situations, according to a new study by the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), which called for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work. Full text...

  • UN: LRA commander's trial begins at ICC headquarters
    06 december 2016 15:18:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The trial of a Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander, Dominic Ongwen, who is facing 70 war crimes charges allegedly committed in northern Uganda, opened Tuesday at the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, Netherlands. Full text...

  • CAR: UN completes investigations into allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers
    06 december 2016 13:23:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations announced here on Monday that it has completed an internal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against Burundian and Gabonese peacekeepers deployed in Dekoa, Kemo prefecture, in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • US: US expresses 'deep concern' about escalation of violence in Tripoli
    06 december 2016 07:41:44
    Washington, DC US (PANA) - The United States has expressed its "deep concern" about the escalation of violence between armed groups in Tripoli and called on all the parties to immediately heed the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) appeal to cease fighting. Full text...

  • US: No visa issued by fake US embassy in Ghana was used to enter the country - US official
    06 december 2016 06:57:21
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US State Department says no visa obtained through a fake US embassy that was operated in Ghana by a criminal gang for a decade was ever used to enter the US. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF launches new video campaign against child violence
    05 december 2016 18:58:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday launched a new video illustrating the "all too common" forms of violence as tattoos on the body of the famous footballer and advocate for protection of children, David Beckham. Full text...

  • US: US expresses concern on violence in South Sudan's Equatoria region
    05 december 2016 18:42:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Monday said it was alarmed by the violence in the Equatoria region of South Sudan and concerned it could quickly spiral out of control. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR urges EU to adopt stronger, more pro-active approach on refugees
    05 december 2016 18:36:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Monday proposed far-reaching reforms of Europe’s management of refugees, including the asylum system, recalling that scenes of chaos at borders last year led to a breakdown in the public’s trust in the capacity of governments to manage the refugee challenge and played into the hands of those wishing to turn those fleeing for their lives into scapegoats. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari, Sirleaf discuss regional peace and integration
    05 december 2016 17:29:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf met met in Abuja on Monday, challenging African leaders to ensure sociopolitical stability in their respective countries in order to achieve peace and speedy integration of the continent. Full text...

  • UN: Amnesty Int'l welcomes release of Gambia opposition leader, 18 others on bail
    05 december 2016 15:53:51
    New York, US (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has welcomed the release on bail of Gambia's opposition leader, Mr. Ousainou Darboe, and 18 other protesters on Monday by an Appeal Court in Gambia. Full text...

  • UN: UN needs US$22.2 bn for global humanitarian response in 2017
    05 december 2016 15:44:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record US$ 22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday as it launched a relief aid appeal. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa marks third anniversary of Mandela's death
    05 december 2016 11:46:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa on Monday marked the third anniversary of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela who played a pivotal road in ending Apartheid. The country’s first democratically-elected President died in 2013 at the age of 95 at his Johannesburg home. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria to buy fighter planes, helicopter from Pakistan, Russia
    05 december 2016 08:08:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sidique Abubakar says the government has ordered 10 trainer war planes and helicopter gunship from Pakistan and Russia to fight the war against Boko Haram terrorists in the north east of the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria sends food to its nationals living as refugees in Cameroon
    05 december 2016 07:48:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the weekend delivered food items to about 80,700 Nigerian refugees, mostly from Borno State, living in the Republic of Cameroon. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria condemns UN over starvation claims in northeast
    05 december 2016 07:36:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Sunday night condemned reports by the United Nations (UN) of imminent mass starvation in Nigeria's northeast as a result of activities of Boko Haram terrorists declaring that the government will not allow that. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army Chief says war against Boko Haram must end this year
    05 december 2016 06:47:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has directed troop commanders tasked with the war against Boko Haram terrorists to end the war by the end of this year. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum welcomes resumption of education cooperation with US
    04 december 2016 14:30:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has welcomed a declaration by the United States of America restoring academic cooperation with it, as recently announced by US Special Envoy to the Sudan, Donald Booth, in Khartoum, ending almost two decades of the suspension of the understanding. Full text...

  • UN: UN appeals for US$1 bn to address humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria
    02 december 2016 19:59:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday launched a US$1 billion funding appeal to address the humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria due to the activities of Boko Haram terror group. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR urges govts to recognize people fleeing war-plagued countries
    02 december 2016 19:47:25
    New York, US (PANA) - Faced with record displacement due to conflict, the UN has moved to reinforce the global refugee protection regime by issuing new guidelines on dealing with people fleeing their country because of war, who are not recognized as refugees by some governments. Full text...

  • Senegal: AI says human rights, justice must be priority in Gambia's new era
    02 december 2016 18:43:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Championing human rights and justice for all must be a priority in Gambia under new government, Amnesty International (AI) said Friday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Govt. re-opens internet connection, international telephone calls
    02 december 2016 14:55:55
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian government has reopened the internet connection and international telephone calls to the public shortly after Adama Barrow defeated President Yahya Jammeh in the 1 December. Full text...

  • South Africa: Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital launched in Johannesburg
    02 december 2016 13:48:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The dream of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, became a reality on Friday with the opening of a magnificent children’s hospital in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • UN: UN experts task int'l community on preventing 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan
    01 december 2016 20:13:50
    New York, US (PANA) - A team of UN human rights experts on Thursday called on the international community to take immediate action to avert mass bloodshed in South Sudan, as well as other human rights abuses, as they wrapped up a 10-day visit to the crisis-torn country. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ urges Uganda to drop all charges against journalist
    01 december 2016 15:34:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Ugandan authorities should immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against Kenya Television Network (KTN) reporter and anchor, Joy Doreen Biira, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian parliament urges urgent presidential intervention to halt starvation, malnutrition in North East
    01 december 2016 14:43:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian House of Representatives Thursday passed a resolution demanding that the federal government intervene urgently to stop the growing incidents of malnutrition and starvation in the North Eastern Nigeria plagued by Boko Haram terrorism. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Navy begins 5-day exercise in Niger Delta
    01 december 2016 13:51:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Navy Thursday began a five-day exercise in the Niger Delta region, aimed at honing the Navy’s tools in the fight against militants and other criminal elements in the region. Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir acquires 3rd Airbus A330-200 to boost services to US, Europe
    01 december 2016 13:19:14
    Kigali,Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's flag carrier, RwandAir Express, has acquired a new 274-seater Airbus 330-300 as part of a deal to purchase many planes to fly new destinations linking Kigali with Europe and United States, the airline said in a statement made available here Thursday to PANA. Full text...

  • US: UN rights chief outlines enormity of challenges to human rights
    01 december 2016 06:09:21
    New York, US (PANA) – Highlighting the challenges to human rights around the world, the United Nations human rights chief has called on the international community to act collectively for the common good and to do “everything possible” to prevent the situation from deteriorating. Full text...

  • US: US envoy for Africa visits Mali, Ghana
    30 november 2016 19:01:41
    New York, US (PANA) - US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms. Linda Thomas-Greenfield will Thursday undertake a three-day official mission to Bamako, Mali to participate in meetings with the goal of advancing the country’s peace process, a US State Department said. Full text...

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