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  • UN: UN Security Council appeals to armed groups in CAR to lay down arms
    20 december 2014 15:30:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the recent resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and reiterated its appeal to all parties to the conflict to "immediately and permanently" lay down their arms, release all children from their ranks, and embark upon the path of dialogue as the only viable means towards achieving lasting peace.Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF alerts on children's situation in CAR
    18 december 2014 08:57:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Two out of five children urgently needing humanitarian aid in Central African Republic (CAR) are without it, thanks to a critical lack of funding and continued conflict, a year after extreme violence tore through the country, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to punish peacekeepers involved in sexual violence
    17 december 2014 15:18:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Women and Peace, Benita Diop, has launched a bid to effectively protect women in conflict zones by proposing a series of strict measures to punish sexual offenders. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS Biometric ID Card to be piloted in 2016
    12 december 2014 11:27:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The rollout of the ECOWAS Biometric Identity Card is to be piloted in 2016, according to the decision of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers which rounded off its 73rd meeting here Thursday.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns actions of LRA in CAR, demands end to all attacks
    11 december 2014 05:55:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has expressed concern at the grave security situation in parts of Central Africa, particularly the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) and its regional impact, the continuing threat of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and the expansion of Boko Haram terrorist activities into countries in the sub-region. Full text...

  • UN: UN Mission in CAR captures rebel leader
    10 december 2014 21:10:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) announced Wednesday the arrest of Chadian rebel leader and former CAR official Mahamat Abdul Kadre. Full text...

  • UN: UN official says Central African Republic in 'critical phase' of political transition
    09 december 2014 22:44:49
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous, says the Central African Republic (CAR) is entering "a critical phase" in its transition to stability and democracy.Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR says CAR remains one of largest humanitarian crises
    05 december 2014 17:38:26
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The situation in Central African Republic (CAR) remains one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, yet it is at risk of becoming overshadowed by other pressing crises if more support is not provided, according to UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroonian Army liberates 16 hostages from CAR rebels
    27 november 2014 19:05:27
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – A special operation by the Cameroonian army late Wednesday rescued 15 Cameroonians and a Polish priest who had been abducted by an armed group from neighbouring Central African Republic, said a communiqué issued Thursday by the secretary general of the Cameroonian presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Authorities take measures against Madagascar plague
    26 november 2014 11:26:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Health authorities in Mauritius Wednesday launched a national action plan to prevent the spread to the island of the Plague that has caused a hundred deaths in Madagascar. Full text...

  • UN: UN investigates outbreak of sectarian violence in CAR
    24 november 2014 21:01:52
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN humanitarian mission has visited a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid an outburst of violence that left at least 14 people injured and three killed, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.Full text...

  • Madagascar: WHO confirms outbreak of Plague in Madagascar, over 40 killed
    22 november 2014 09:34:42
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the outbreak of Plague, a deadly infectious disease that has killed over 40 people from 119 cases since 16 Nov. 2014 in Madagascar, an island nation off the coast of South-east Africa.Full text...

  • Angola: Angola to send 1,800 troops to Central African Republic
    21 november 2014 20:24:53
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan Defence Minister, João Lourenço has announced that his country will send troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) early next year as part of the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA).Full text...

  • UN: More than 10,000 displaced in clashes in Central African Republic
    21 november 2014 19:44:31
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 10,000 people have been displaced in the Central African Republic following an upsurge in clashes, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Full text...

  • Tanzania: CAR, IMF Mission reach staff-level agreement on assistance under rapid credit facility
    20 november 2014 07:42:54
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The protracted political and security crisis in Central African Republic (CAR) and the resulting collapse of economic activity continue to present major challenges to the Transitional Authorities, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission that has just concluded a week-long visit to the country’s capital, Bangui.Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF advises Madagascar to beef up anti-corruption arm, improve public spending
    12 november 2014 08:23:11
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - For Madagascar to meet development needs and to preserve macroeconomic stability, it must broaden its tax base, improve the quality and composition of public spending and reinforce anti-corruption institutions, a staff team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said late Tuesday at the conclusion of a two-week mission to the Indian Ocean island.Full text...

  • UN: UN official urges support to meet basic needs in CAR hard-hit province
    10 november 2014 23:01:28
    New York,US (PANA) - Continued violence and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) are taking a vast toll on efforts to meet basic humanitarian needs, a UN humanitarian official said on Monday, following a visit to a province in the country’s north-east that has been particularly hard-hit. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges South Sudanese govt to release UN trucks, cargo
    08 november 2014 22:35:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has urged the country's government to immediately release its trucks and cargo that were impounded by the National Security Service (NSS) personnel on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU extends EUFOR/CAR mandate till 15 March 2015
    07 november 2014 19:09:48
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) -The European Union has decided to extend until 15 March 2015 the mandate of its military mission in Central African Republic (EUFOR/CAR), according to a press communiqué issued Friday by the Council of member States in Brussels. Full text...

  • Senegal: AI says UN credibility at stake in CAR
    06 november 2014 14:27:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The London-based rights body, Amnesty International (AI), Thursday raised concern in the Central African Republic (CAR), saying that the United Nations (UN)'s credibility is at stake amid rising attacks against civilians in the country. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to implement a National Green IT strategy
    01 november 2014 08:00:07
    Port-Louis, Mauritius PANA) – Mauritius is to implement the National Green IT Strategy, Policy and Action Plan that sets out the Green ICT commitments and actions that public and private organisations should take to reduce the carbon footprint of ICTs and build a sustainable ICT eco-friendly environment. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials warn of worsening humanitarian conditions in CAR
    31 october 2014 20:31:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN humanitarian officials on Friday said fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the humanitarian situation across the country.Full text...

  • Belgium: EU 'strongly condemns' violence in CAR
    23 october 2014 20:13:04
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union has strongly condemned the violence perpetrated in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), and attacks against civilian populations, humanitarian partners and the international forces by the rival factions in the long-running war. Full text...

  • UN: Militia in CAR urged to respect medical facilities
    17 october 2014 19:16:22
    New York, US (PANA) - Armed groups in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, have been urged by the UN to protect civilians and to leave health facilities alone.Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges former Madagascar president to respect democratic institutions
    17 october 2014 05:54:54
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has rejected remarks made by former President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, challenging the legitimacy of his country's democratic institutions, urging him to respect the country's democratic institutions. Full text...

  • Congo: France 'concerned' about security situation in CAR
    15 october 2014 21:30:46
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The French ambassador in Congo, Jean Pierre Vidon, on Wednesday expressed concern about the latest security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) where fighting has erupted once more between the Christians and Muslims. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR calls for unhindered humanitarian access to IDPs in CAR
    14 october 2014 20:24:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is alarmed at the recent outbreak of violence in parts of the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, targeting civilians, humanitarian workers and United Nations peacekeepers. Full text...

  • UN: 'Violence in Bangui hinders humanitarian work'
    14 october 2014 18:04:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns deadly attack on UN peacekeepers in CAR
    10 october 2014 21:06:51
    New York, US (PANA) - Strongly condemning the recent deadly ambush of a convoy of UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Security Council on Friday deplored all attacks and provocations by armed groups against the UN stabilization mission in the country, known as MINUSCA, and underlined that such attacks may be considered war crimes.Full text...

  • UN: MINUSCA head condemns attack on CAR peacekeepers
    10 october 2014 08:02:54
    New York, US (PANA) - Lt.-Gen. Babacar Gaye, the UN Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Full text...

  • Mauritius: Cardiovascular diseases on the decline in Mauritius
    29 september 2014 17:57:50
    Grand Bay, Mauritius (PANA) - Deaths due to heart disease in Mauritius have proportionally decreased from 22.8% in 2005 to 17.7 % in 2013 but heart disease remains one of the leading causes of admission to hospitals, according to Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo. Full text...

  • UN: CAR leader appeals for support to tackle peace, reconciliation challenges
    27 september 2014 18:34:52
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms. Catherine Samba-Panza, Interim President of the Central African Republic (CAR), says while the country would need assistance, she is firmly determined to tackle the nation’s myriad of challenges on the road to peace, reconciliation and stability. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges more int'l support for Central African Republic
    27 september 2014 15:04:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has called on the international community to assist the Central African Republi (CAR), in order to "chart a path to reconstruction, reconciliation and the rule of law." Full text...

  • US: American govt provides US$145.7 million for humanitarian support in CAR
    25 september 2014 16:12:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The US Government has provided over US$145.7 million in humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR), following the recent sectarian crisis that engulfed the country, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, David Gilmour said on Thursday.Full text...

  • UN: ICC opens second probe into Central African Republic violence
    24 september 2014 18:22:11
    New York, (PANA) - International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Full text...

  • Congo: Christians, Muslims in Congo urged to help CAR find peace
    16 september 2014 20:20:29
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The President of Imams of France, Hassen Chaghoulmy, has urged Christians and Muslims in the Congo to assist the people of Central African Republic (CAR) find peace and security.Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes official deployment of UN mission in CAR
    15 september 2014 22:53:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the official transfer of authority from the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Full text...

  • Senegal: Amnesty seeks full deployment of UN peacekeepers to protect civilians in CAR
    15 september 2014 13:20:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International on Monday called for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) to be urgently brought up to full capacity so it can protect the civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan police officers leave for CAR
    01 september 2014 22:06:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – A contingent of 140 Rwandan police officers left Kigali on Monday for the Central African Republic (CAR) to serve under the UN Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA), police sources said in Kigali. Full text...

  • Sudan: Madagascar, BADEA sign US$11m loan pact
    25 august 2014 12:02:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Republic of Madagascar and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) have signed an US$11 million loan deal for a road project in the African nation. Full text...

  • Mauritius: International conference on cardiovascular diseases, diabetes opens Monday
    23 august 2014 14:28:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Experts from the UK, US, Sweden and India will gather in Mauritius Monday for a one-day international conference on cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • UN: Envoy warns of dire humanitarian situation in CAR
    20 august 2014 14:37:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Full text...

  • Congo: Mediator chats new course for governance in CAR
    20 august 2014 13:58:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Consultation among members of the Brazzaville forum is a prerequisite for the composition of a new government in the Central African Republic (CAR), said Mr. Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet, the Chairman of the National Transition Council (NTC) and mediator in the CAR crisis. Full text...

  • Senegal: BADEA’s DG visits Madagascar
    20 august 2014 12:42:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) , Mr. Abdelaziz Khelef, will pay an official visit to Madagascar from 21-24 August, 2014, to assess progress made in BADEA's projects in the African country. Full text...

  • UN: Clashes in north-western CAR cause renewed displacement
    08 august 2014 21:56:44
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Jens Laerke, a official of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), says fighting from 30 to 31 July in Batangafo in the Central African Republic (CAR) has caused renewed displacement.Full text...

  • Mali: 300 Malians return home from CAR
    08 august 2014 21:38:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A contingent of about 300 Malians living in the Central African Republic returned to Bamako on Thursday on board a special flight.Full text...

  • Senegal: AI says no law breaker should get govt. post in CAR
    07 august 2014 14:46:22
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Following the resignation of the Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR) and his government, Amnesty International (AI) has called upon President of the transitional administration, Ms. Catherine Samba-Panza, to make sure that "no position in government is offered to individuals suspected of being involved in breaches of international law." Full text...

  • US: US invests in Africa's healthcare programmes
    05 august 2014 19:29:27
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The US says it is investing in the health of Africa’s people, while Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ICRC provides assistance to over 2,000 displaced persons in CAR
    05 august 2014 13:56:09
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Central African Red Cross Society have donated household items to more than 2,000 displaced persons in Bambari, says an official statement received here by PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Guinea: Water scarcity triggers anger
    04 august 2014 11:18:17
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The persistent scarcity of potable water in the Guinean capital, Conakry, has triggered widespread anger and frustration among the residents, in particular those living on the hills and who have no access to water provided by the public utility company Guinean Water Society (GWS), PANA reported from Conakry.Full text...

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