Archives - 06 march 2018
  • Child marriage numbers drop, but still ‘a long way to go’ to end practice – UNICEF
    06 march 2018 18:49:02
    New York, US (PANA) - Although the prevalence of child marriage is decreasing worldwide, action will need to be stepped up to achieve the global target of ending the practice by 2030, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • International observer missions call for peaceful, credible polls in Sierra Leone
    06 march 2018 18:44:10
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Heads of six International Election Observation Missions (IEOMs), including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Tuesday in Freetown, called on all Sierra Leone stakeholders to ensure peaceful and credible elections on Wednesday. Full text...
  • International Women’s Day: UN rights experts praise women speaking out against sexual violence
    06 march 2018 18:29:55
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UN human rights experts have lauded the powerful global movement that has shone the spotlight on sexual violence against women and gender inequality, and paid tribute to those who have dared to speak out and demand change. Full text...
  • AfDB approves US $100-million trade finance facility for Angola
    06 march 2018 18:08:31
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – Aiming to support international trade transactions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local corporates in identified transformative sectors in Angola, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $100-million Trade Finance Line of Credit to Angola’s Investment Bank (Banco Angolano de Investimentos, BAI). Full text...
  • 'Data can help to end malnutrition across Africa' - writes Kofi Annan
    06 march 2018 16:37:59
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Saying that data can help to end malnutrition across Africa, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, laments that progress in the fight against hunger is patchy, and warns that new tools must target action to those who are most vulnerableFull text...
  • Ghana president urges countrymen to adopt 'right attitudes'
    06 march 2018 16:32:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged his countrymen to adopt the right attitudes and commitments so as to achieve his objective of putting” Ghana beyond aid”. Full text...
  • Gambian Bishop Vows to work with all religious leaders
    06 march 2018 15:47:21
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Newly-appointed Catholic Bishop of Banjul, Gabriel Mendy, onTuesday called on President Adama Barrow at State House, Banjul, assuring of his support and willingness to work with all religious leaders to promote peace and human dignity. Full text...
  • IOC secretary general says Islam teaches peace and love
    06 march 2018 15:40:26
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Dr Yousef Bin Ahmed Al Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (IOC), has said his organisation denounces violence associated with Muslims because Islam teaches peace and love.Full text...
  • Rekindled tension in DRC’s Kasai region poses new threat to civilians, displaced - UNHCR
    06 march 2018 11:28:38
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says it is deeply concerned at the situation in the Kasai region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where continuing instability poses a grave risk to civilian safety, including for several hundred refugees recently returned there from Angola. Full text...
  • Rwanda distributes humanitarian materials to flood-hit families
    06 march 2018 11:01:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan Government, in collaboration with the Rwanda Red Cross, has distributed about $18,000 worth of humanitarian aid to flood-affected households and schools in Rubavu, a district about 160 km from Kigali, in northwest Rwanda, according to an official statement released on Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    06 march 2018 10:03:22
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • African countries move to block processed South African meat
    06 march 2018 09:50:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The fallout from the deadly outbreak of listeriosis continues to be felt as African countries move to block South African meat products. Full text...
  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    06 march 2018 09:44:05
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Urgent need to step-up protection of children in crises – UN rights wing
    06 march 2018 06:54:08
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Children in crisis situations face a raft of challenges – from family separation and forced recruitment to sexual exploitation and abject poverty – the deputy United Nations human rights chief said on Monday, urging immediate action to protect children from the consequences of “all too adult failings”. Full text...
  • Guterres calls for more investment in conflict prevention
    06 march 2018 06:45:41
    New York, US (PANA) - The imbalance between spending on conflict, and spending on peace, must be tackled head-on, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday. Full text...
  • UN chief names former New York Mayor Bloomberg Special Envoy for Climate Action
    06 march 2018 06:33:45
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday appointed Michael R. Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, as his Special Envoy for Climate Action. Full text...
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