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  • Senegal: China, Africa collaborate in health care for all
    27 march 2015 17:32:46
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Over 350 health leaders from Africa and China meeting in Beijing on Friday called for strengthened partnership around universal health coverage and access to essential medicines.Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR strongly condemns kidnapping of Congolese refugees by LRA rebels
    27 march 2015 14:21:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - UNHCR Friday strongly condemned the kidnapping of Congolese refugees by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and asked for an immediate release of those still in captivity.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council boosts UN peacekeeping in Central African Republic
    26 march 2015 18:47:12
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Thursday agreed to boost the UN peacekeeping Full text...

  • South Africa: Govt. urged to intervene in Swazi human rights lawyer's confinement
    26 march 2015 13:38:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) on Thursday expressed shock and dismay at reports that jailed Swazi human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, has been placed in solitary confinement at the Big Bend Prison for a period of three weeks. Full text...

  • Morocco: Morocco to host 7th Africa Carbon Forum
    24 march 2015 14:31:31
    Bonn, Germany (PANA) - African ministers will gather at this year’s Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) 13-15 April in Marrakesh, Morocco, to step up momentum towards a new, universal climate change agreement in 2015, according to a press statement from the United Nations Full text...

  • FAO: 'Crisis-stricken farmers in CAR need urgent help to plant'
    23 march 2015 11:08:57
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Farmers in the Central African Republic (CAR) are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the conflict-stricken country, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Monday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF approves US$7.63m support for CAR's emergency recovery programme
    21 march 2015 06:47:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a US$7.63 million disbursement for Central African Republic (CAR) in support of the country's emergency economic recovery programme, the Fund announced late Friday. Full text...

  • UN: WFP launches food voucher programme in CAR
    20 march 2015 15:41:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday said 100,000 people are to benefit from its food voucher programme, launched for the first time in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: 'Situation in CAR fragile, but shows encouraging signs'
    18 march 2015 19:21:58
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN Security Council delegation on Wednesday in New York said Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council delegation assesses progress in CAR
    11 march 2015 19:29:02
    New York, US PANA) - A delegation from the UN Security Council arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday to assess the progress made in stabilizing the country as well as the first months of operation of the UN peacekeeping operation set up last year. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: UN Security Council delegation expected in CAR
    04 march 2015 20:25:50
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – A delegation from the UN Security Council will on 10 March make a forty-eight hour visit to Central African Republic, says a communiqué issued to PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: ICC Prosecutor says crimes must stop in CAR
    26 february 2015 15:48:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has said that crimes must stop in the Central African Republic (CAR) and that those behind the murder, pillage, rape or other heinous crimes must be held accountable for their reprehensible conduct.Full text...

  • South Africa: Football legends in hospital after health scares
    25 february 2015 09:44:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Two South African football legends are recovering in different hospitals following major health scares. Full text...

  • Tanzania: New CAR violence triggers new displacement into DR Congo
    24 february 2015 14:07:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has triggered fresh displacement inside the country and across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency reported Tuesday.Full text...

  • Mauritius: International community to support Indian Ocean food security projects
    21 february 2015 07:20:23
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) – The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has said that the two-day Antananarivo conference on food security that ended on Friday night opened a new dynamism for Madagascar and the other Indian Ocean countries by establishing a complete inventory of food and nutritional security projects led by the big island. Full text...

  • Madagascar: Indian Ocean food security sponsors conference opens in Madagascar
    19 february 2015 17:18:38
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) – Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday opened a two-day Indian Ocean Food Security Sponsors Conference in Antananarivo suggesting a “win-win partnership” centered on increased production as the answer to the nutritional challenge facing island nations in the region.Full text...

  • UN: 'Beef up civilian protection in Central African region'
    17 february 2015 21:07:00
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, on Tuesday stressed the need for international support in preventing further destabilization of the Central African region, particularly Cameroon, where more than two million people are already in need of aid.Full text...

  • UN: Protection urged for vulnerable people in CAR
    15 february 2015 22:31:07
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior UN and European Union (EU) relief officials in Central African Republic (CAR) on Sunday said needs are still extremely high and much remains to be done to ease the appalling suffering faced by the country's people.Full text...

  • UN: 'Empowering youth key to bridging social divide in CAR'
    12 february 2015 06:17:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Head of the Africa bureau at the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Abdoulaye Mar Dieye has said grassroots involvement and inclusion, especially of youth, is Full text...

  • UN: UN Mission evicts ex-rebels from public buildings
    12 february 2015 00:48:13
    New York US (PANA) - The UN Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (CAR) has retaken public buildings in Bria that were illegally occupied by ex-Seleka rebels, according to UN spokesperson Farhan Haq. Full text...

  • Congo: 'US aid to CAR estimated at US$300 million'
    05 february 2015 14:24:38
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Robin D. Meyer, the director of affairs for Central Africa at the US State department, has said that US aid to the Central African Republic (CAR) is estimated at some US$ 300 million. Full text...

  • UN: UN official urges more international support for CAR to end crisis
    04 february 2015 21:33:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The Head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa, Mr. Abdoulaye Dieye, on Wednesday called on international partners to intensify their support for Central African Republic's (CAR) ongoing transition process.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: UN expert on fact-finding mission to CAR
    02 february 2015 13:56:13
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The UN independent expert for human rights, Ivorian Marie-Therese Kéita Bocoum, will embark on a fact-finding mission to the Central African Republic (CAR) from 4 to 14 February, PANA reported here Monday, quoting a communiqué by the UN high commission for human rights.Full text...

  • Tanzania: UN chief says affordable, quality healthcare must be part of Africa's agenda
    30 january 2015 17:58:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to make affordable, quality healthcare a central feature of Africa's development agenda. Full text...

  • Congo: CAR delegation in Brazzaville to prepare Bangui forum
    29 january 2015 12:11:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - A delegation from the Central African Republic (CAR) has begun a visit to Congo to meet CAR refugees in the country, within the framework of the preparations for the Bangui forum, due to hold in February, Congolese public radio reported Thursday.Full text...

  • UN: UN humantarian official urges more relief action for CAR IDPs
    27 january 2015 19:52:48
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Central African Republic, Ms. Claire Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR seeks US331m to assist more CAR refugees (Correcting headline)
    25 january 2015 10:49:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners have launched a regional refugee response plan to assist more than 460,000 fleeing Central Africans. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR, partners renew appeal for support as more flee violence in CAR
    23 january 2015 13:07:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN refugee agency and 18 partners are presenting the Regional Refugee Response Plan to assist more than 460,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) who have fled to neighbouring countries, a spokesperson for the agency said Friday as a press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council renews sanctions in Central African Republic
    22 january 2015 19:29:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned the resurgence of deadly violence across the Central African Republic (CAR), and reinvigorated its sanctions against those individuals implicated in the country’s ongoing sectarian tensions which have pushed it to the brink of all-out conflict. Full text...

  • UN: UN investigators want war crimes tribunal in CAR
    22 january 2015 06:44:39
    New York, US (PANA) - UN-mandated investigators have warned that war crimes are being Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in CAR captures militia leader in high-profile arrest
    20 january 2015 17:47:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) Full text...

  • Congo: CAR mediator praises Kenya's efforts to get rival armed groups closer
    19 january 2015 19:37:57
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese President Dennis Sassou Nguesso has praised the efforts made by Kenyan authorities to bring together rival leaders of armed groups in Central African Republic, according to an official communiqué released here Monday.Full text...

  • US: IMF reviews Madagascar's economic performance, notes challenges
    17 january 2015 05:04:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has Full text...

  • UN: WFP warns on food insecurity in Central African Republic
    13 january 2015 18:53:10
    New York, US (PANA) - The unpredictable and hostile security situation in Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Congo: UN praises involvement of President Nguesso in CAR crisis
    13 january 2015 13:18:10
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The special representative of the UN Secretary General in Central Africa, Abdoulaye Bathily, on Monday praised the involvement of the Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso as mediator in the crisis in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • US: IOC expresses concern over plight of muslims in CAR
    01 january 2015 19:53:04
    New York, US (PANA) - ​The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Thursday said it was gravely disturbed by the recent escalation ofsectarian killings in Central African Republic (CAR), with the minority Muslim population, once more, the target of attacks by the Christian anti-Balaka group. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy 'hopeful' over prospects for peace in CAR
    31 december 2014 21:16:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Babacar Gaye, says the country is showing signs of moving towards broad national dialogue, in order to ensure lasting peaceFull text...

  • Mauritius: Malagasy citizen arrested in Mauritius for drug trafficking
    25 december 2014 07:36:23
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A Malagasy citizen, Hervé Michel Randriantsara, has been arrested at the island’s international airport while trying to import heroin into the island, the Mauritian Police announced Thursday in Port-Louis.Full text...

  • Congo: Congo, CAR media councils sign cooperation agreement
    24 december 2014 15:14:52
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The media councils of Congo and the Central African Republic (CAR) Tuesday signed an agreement under which both organizations will cooperate, official sources told PANA here on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR seeks relocation of besiged Peuhl minority of CAR
    23 december 2014 13:37:05
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday expressed concern over the deteriorating situation for 474 Muslims from the Peuhl ethnic minority, trapped for several months in the town of Yaloke, some 200km North-west of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR).Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights group decries confinement of Muslims in CAR conflict
    23 december 2014 10:49:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Hundreds of Muslim residents in western parts of the Central African Republic (CAR) are trapped in enclaves in deplorable conditions, Human Rights Watch said Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Mission in CAR reports clashes with peacekeepers
    22 december 2014 22:29:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Monday said it was concerned about fighting that took place this weekend in several locations around the country, including between anti-Balaka members and peacekeepers. Full text...

  • 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...

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