Archives - 08 september 2018
  • 2019 AFCON men's qualifiers: Some results from Day 2, group matches on Saturday
    08 september 2018 20:38:00
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are results of some Day 2, group fixtures played in the qualifiers for the 2019 men's African Nations Cup (AFCON). Full text...
  • Rights group slams Egyptian court's harsh sentences
    08 september 2018 19:29:01
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has strongly condemned the harsh sentences handed down on hundreds of people, including 75 death sentences, and called for their retrial in an impartial court. Full text...
  • UNHCR dismayed as traffickers, smugglers impersonate staff in Libya amid clashes in Tripoli
    08 september 2018 19:24:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says it is dismayed at reports of smugglers and traffickers posing as UNHCR staff in Libya and has called on the authorities for action against all criminals trying to target desperate refugees and migrants. Full text...
  • International Literacy Day 2018, promoting Literacy and Skills Development (A Feature by UNESCO)
    08 september 2018 13:16:35
    Paris, France (PANA) - September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on 26 October, 1966. Since 1967, ILD celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Full text...
  • AUC Chair commends retired president for respecting Malagasy constitution
    08 september 2018 12:48:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairman of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has noted with satisfaction the resignation of the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina, in accordance with the Malagasy Constitution, and the appointment, on 7 September, 2018, of Senate President, Rivo Rakotovao, as Acting President of Madagascar. Full text...
  • 'AUC Chief happy with recent positive developments in the Horn of Africa'
    08 september 2018 12:36:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, says he is encouraged by the recent positive developments in the Horn of Africa, in particular the improvement of relations between countries of the region. Full text...
  • AfDB organizes workshop on sustainable industrialization of the timber sector in Congo Basin countries
    08 september 2018 12:17:54
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, through its Regional Office for Development and Service Delivery for Central Africa (DRGC), is to organize a workshop on the restitution of the regional study on the sustainable industrialization of Africa. Wood sector in the countries of the Congo Basin. Full text...
  • ‘Children’s crisis’ in South Sudan must be addressed, says top UN official
    08 september 2018 05:22:01
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, on Friday called for much greater accountability and effort, to prevent grave violations against children across the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan. Full text...
  • Countries set to take on deadly livestock-killing disease
    08 september 2018 05:14:24
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Gathered at a major United Nations agricultural conference, over 45 countries on Friday pledged to eradicate by 2030 a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of small farm animals, at cost of more than $2 billion each year. Full text...
  • Universal Postal Union meets to define its 21st Century role
    08 september 2018 05:07:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Universal Postal Union (UPU), one of the world’s oldest international organizations, has met in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to improve its working practices and define its role in the modern world. Full text...
  • UN police investigating killing of displaced people in CAR
    08 september 2018 05:01:40
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - Perpetrators behind the killing of a number of people displaced by conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) must be brought to justice, the UN peacekeeping operation in the country said on Friday. Full text...
  • 2019 AFCON men's qualifiers: Day 2, group matches this weekend
    08 september 2018 04:55:08
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are all Day 2, group fixtures in the qualifiers for the 2019 men's African Nations Cup (AFCON), to be played across Africa on Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

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