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  • Ghana: Ghana bans light plastics
    30 july 2015 21:38:54
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Minister of Science, Environment, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga, on Thursday announced a ban on the manufacture and sale of light plastics. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Deadly ethnic clashes in South Darfur draw concern of UNAMID
    17 july 2015 16:26:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The African Union–United Nations Mission in Darfur on Friday expressed deep concern over reports of escalating tensions and confrontations between the Reizegat and the Habaniya ethnic communities in South Darfur. Full text...

  • Ghana: At least 12 killed in fighting between butchers and traditional guards
    10 july 2015 20:06:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – At last 12 people have been killed in fighting between butchers and guards of a chief in a town in Ghana’s Northern Region, police said on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN environment agency urges ban of microplastics in cosmetics, personal care products
    16 june 2015 22:43:33
    New York, US (PANA) - Next time you are in the shower using a refreshing exfoliating shower gel, take a moment to check what the scrubbing agents are made of, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) a statement on a report issued on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID calls for restraint to end ethnic violence in western Sudan
    11 may 2015 18:44:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) -The UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has called upon Rezeigat and Ma'alia ethnic communities in western Sudan's restive region to exercise restraint and check the escalation of tension between them. Full text...

  • Mali: '9 soldiers killed in clashes with Tuareg rebels'
    01 may 2015 11:49:52
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Ministry of Defence has announced the death of nine Malian soldiers in an attack perpetrated by the Tuareg rebels near the country's border with Mauritania, a big blow to the peace deal under the aegis of the UN.Full text...

  • Kenya: Scores killed after flash floods sweep Kenyan town
    29 april 2015 17:12:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Scores of people have been killed by flash floods which hit Narok town, 150 km outside Nairobi, destroying houses, cars and other property, rescue workers and government officials said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Govt bans plastic bags
    08 april 2015 09:43:55
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian government has banned the use of plastic bags with effect from 1 Jan. 2016.Full text...

  • Botswana: VP visits Malaysia
    06 april 2015 13:53:04
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s vice president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, left here Monday for Malaysia on a five-day working visit, primarily focused on the exchange of information and policy issues, according to government spokesperson Jeff Ramsay. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 58 killed, 139 injured in Nigerian city multiple blasts
    08 march 2015 10:30:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 58 people lay dead Saturday in Maiduguri, north east Borno State, after five coordinated bomb blasts in separate parts of the Sate, according to local media reports, which said that the attacks bore the hallmarks of the terror sect, Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Sudan: Four die in Abyei rebels' clashes
    05 march 2015 12:32:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Four fighters of the Darfur rebel movements have been killed and others wounded in clashes in the contested Abyei region, according to the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA).Full text...

  • Libya: Arab league reaffirms support to UN efforts in Libya
    07 february 2015 19:14:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The representative of the Secretary General of the Arab League, Nasser al-Koudwa, has reaffirmed his organization's support to efforts by the UN in Libya, particularly moves by Bernardo Leon, the special envoy of the UN Secretary General, to avoid the escalation of violence in the north African country. Full text...

  • Cameroon: 10,000 tons of plastic waste to be recycled annually in Cameroon
    21 january 2015 20:29:31
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon will next month launch a programme to recycle 10,000 tons of plastic waste annually in the main cities such as Douala and Yaoundé.Full text...

  • UN: UN Mission in DRC deplores loss of life as police, protesters clash in Kinshasa
    20 january 2015 20:54:01
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Martin Kobler, head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), on Tuesday condemned the deaths and injuries that occurred when protests turned violent on Monday in the country’s capital, Kinshasa.Full text...

  • Libya: Arab FMs meet on Libyan crisis
    15 january 2015 14:23:30
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Arab foreign affairs ministers, under the aegis of the Council of the Arab League, are due to meet Thursday in Cairo, Egypt, to start a high-level emergency meeting on the latest developments in Libya, according to the League's Secretary General in Libya, Nasser al-Koudwa. Full text...

  • Egypt: Arab League chief appeals for decisive action against terrorism in Libya
    05 january 2015 18:06:26
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Arabi has appealed for crucial decisions against terrorism in Libya and full support to the country's legitimate Chamber of Representatives (Parliament) and the government formed from it. 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...

  • Niger: Govt. bans production, import, trade, use of plastic bags
    29 october 2014 20:44:03
    Niamey, Niger (PANA ) - Niger's Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill banning the production, import, trade and use of plastic bags in the West African country. Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League appeals for speedy resolution of Libyan crisis
    23 october 2014 14:15:37
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The League of Arab States Wednesday evening appealed for a speedy resolution of the crisis rocking Libya and expressed support for the Libyan people and its legitimate institutions. Full text...

  • Niger: Thousands of Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram war find refuge in eastern Niger
    03 october 2014 16:33:52
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Thousands of people fleeing from clashes between the Nigerian Army and insurgents of the Islamic sect Boko Haram have in recent weeks flocked to Niger's easternmost region of Diffa, the International Red Cross Society (IRCS) said in Niamey Friday.Full text...

  • Togo: Government set to reinforce ban on use of plastic bags in Togo
    28 august 2014 16:27:23
    Lome, Togo (PANA) – Local manufacturers and importers of non-biodegradable plastics in Togo have two months to abide by the government ban on the use of plastic bags, according to a joint communique issued here Thursday by the ministries of Industry and Trade and Environment.Full text...

  • Senegal: Teachers suspend lectures at public universities in Senegal
    16 august 2014 08:46:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegal's Autonomous Union of Teachers of the Tertiary Education (SAES) on Friday called all its members to boycott lectures in public universities until the resignation of the ministers of Tertiary Education and Home ministers, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Libya: Libyans demonstrate against foreign intervention
    16 august 2014 08:29:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Thousands of Libyans on Friday took to the streets in the capital, Tripoli, to demonstrate against calls, by the new Parliament, for international intervention in the violent crisis ravaging their country. Full text...

  • UN: Mission condemns clashes in South Sudan town
    15 august 2014 20:27:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned Friday's outbreak of violence in Bentiu which caused hundreds of people to seek shelter at the nearest airport.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...

  • Sudan: At least four killed in clashes with rebels in Blue Nile
    02 august 2014 19:25:15
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Two rebels, a soldier and a civilian were killed and several others were injured in clashes between a group of rebels and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF).Full text...

  • UN: Clashes in Central African Republic take heavy toll on civilians
    02 august 2014 07:46:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN humanitarian staff working in crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR) says that despite peace talks, civilians continue to be caught in crossfire in ongoing fighting. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Kano's central motor park bombed
    24 july 2014 16:50:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A bomb explosion has occurred at the central motor park on Nigeria's northern city of Kano, a day after another northern city was rocked by a twin explosion that left at least 85 dead Full text...

  • Nigeria: 24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna following bomb blast
    23 july 2014 17:04:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Mr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, the Governor of the North Central Kaduna State, which Wednesday was hit by a twin bomb attack by suspected suicide bombers of the Boko Haram sect has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the Kaduna metropolis. Full text...

  • Libya: 6 killed, 11 injured in clashes at Tripoli airport
    13 july 2014 15:41:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Clashes between rival gangs on the outskirts of Tripoli airport have left six dead and 11 injured, TV channel, al-Nabaa, quoted sources at the Libyan Health ministry as saying on Sunday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Some 215 tons of non-biodegradable plastic bags seized in Cameroon
    10 july 2014 18:19:54
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - About 215.39 tons of non-biodegradable plastic bags have been seized in Cameroon in the past two months following a ban on the production and sale of the product, according to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Sustainable Development. Full text...

  • Libya: AU, Arab League support Libya's democratic process
    09 july 2014 17:41:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya’s efforts aimed at promoting its democratic process are supported at regional and international levels, Mohamed Abdelaziz, the Libyan Foreign Minister, said while ensuring that the Arab League, the African Union (AU) as well as other organizations are also providing support to Libya. Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League 'available' to assist Libya
    08 july 2014 12:53:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Arab League is available to contribute to any Arab, regional or international initiative to restore peace to Libya, according to the Secretary General of the Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi.Full text...

  • Nigeria: US condemns Abuja shopping mall blast
    26 june 2014 12:33:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The United States Embassy in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja Thursday “strongly” condemned Wednesday’s bomb blast at the Emab shopping mall in the highbrow Wuse II district of the city, in which 21 persons died and many others were injured. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 21 killed, 17 injured in Abuja shopping mall bombing
    25 june 2014 18:32:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Police Wednesday announced that a total of 21 lives were lost while 17 were injured and 17 cars burnt in a bomb blast which occurred Wednesday at the Emab Plaza in the elite Amino Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Explosion rocks shopping plaza in Abuja
    25 june 2014 17:40:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared dead or injured Wednesday in an explosion that rocked a popular shopping plaza in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • UN: UNEP meeting raises red flag on plastic waste
    25 june 2014 08:32:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Security forces, terrorists clash in northwest Tunisia
    02 june 2014 13:41:45
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Terrorists and Tunisian security forces have engaged in clashes since Sunday in the governorate of Jendouba, located in the northwest of the country, according to a security source. Full text...

  • Egypt: Arab League calls for national dialogue
    23 may 2014 11:59:12
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Arab League has called for a national dialogue in Libya, following the meeting of its national representatives in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Friday.Full text...

  • Senegal: University students clash with security forces in Dakar
    22 may 2014 15:35:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – For the second consecutive day, students of the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD) Thursday continued their battle with the Senegalese security forces, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Federal executive council calls renewed bombings "senseless"
    21 may 2014 18:33:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Executive Council (FEC), a meeting of ministers at the national level, Wednesday deliberated on the security situation in the country, especially the current bombing in Kano, Jos and Borno States by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, describing them as "senseless." Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League designates Palestinian mediator for reconciliation in Libya
    18 may 2014 10:04:26
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The League of Arab States has designated former Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Naser Al-Kadwa to lead a delegation to Libya for consultations with the different protagonists in a bid to initiate a dialogue and national reconciliation in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan rejects World Bank classification of Nigeria as poor
    01 may 2014 18:25:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday rejected a World Bank classification of Nigeria as among the five poorest countries in the world.Full text...

  • Sudan: Army 'recaptures huge areas' in South Kordufan
    16 april 2014 21:21:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The Sudanese army says it has driven out rebels from "important locations" and inflicted heavy material and human losses on them during clashes in the mountainous South Kordufan region, over 700 kms west of Khartoum.Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Kenya: Twin blasts kill 6 people, 18 wounded in Nairobi
    31 march 2014 20:27:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Six people have been killed and 18 people wounded, nine of them critically, after twin blasts hit the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Monday, police and the state disaster body said.Full text...

  • Sudan: Scores killed in Abyei tribal clashes
    02 march 2014 18:10:07
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudanese Ambassador to Sudan Mayan Dot has said the clashes that have claimed dozens of lives in oil-rich Abyei Area have nothing to do with Khartoum or Juba governments. Full text...

  • Congo: Congolese private newspaper, Talassa, banned for 4 months
    27 february 2014 13:38:58
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese private newspaper, Talassa, has been banned for a period of four months by the Superior Council for the Freedom of Communication (CSLC), PANA reported from Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Sudan: S. Sudan clash leaves hundreds of bodies in Malakal - UN
    24 february 2014 20:15:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations says its staff visiting the South Sudan town of Malakal have seen scores of bodies scattered in the town following clashes between government troops and rebel forces. Full text...

  • Sudan: 'Hundreds of South Sudanese injured in violence in Malakal'
    20 february 2014 18:46:56
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Hundreds of civilians have been injured as a result of the fighting in and around Malakal, the second largest town in South Sudan, between the government and rebel forces. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Two National Guard officers killed in standoff
    04 february 2014 15:25:25
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A Tunisian National Guard officer and about four terrorists were killed Monday night in clashes between the police and an armed group in Raoued suburb, in the north of the capital, Tunis, Tunisian Home Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said. Full text...

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