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  • Pretoria condemns Mogadishu bomb blast
    16 october 2017 14:56:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) said on Monday that no South Africans were among the more than 300 people killed in a terror attack on the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Calm prevails in Uvira after clashes
    29 september 2017 11:51:21
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Calm has returned to Uvira, in South-Kivu of DR Congo, on Thursday evening after an attack earlier in the day by the Mai-Mai militia of William Yakutumba. Full text...

  • Libya: Heavy clashes erupt in eastern Tripoli
    10 july 2017 15:55:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Local media reports on Sunday reported heavy clashes between between rival factions on the coastal road east of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID urges restraint amid renewed clashes in Darfur region
    22 may 2017 18:19:27
    El Fasher, Sudan (PANA) - Fighting has been taking place in the past few days between Government of Sudan forces and rebel movements in the restive North and East Darfur region of western Sudan, with reports of multiple casualties, according to the international peacekeeping force in the region.Full text...

  • Sudan: Eight persons killed, 18 wounded in tribal clashes
    09 may 2017 12:02:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At least eight persons were killed and 18 others injured in clashes between Salamat and Habbaniyah Arab tribes in South Darfur over cattle rustling, Khartoum newspapers reported on Tuesday.Full text...

  • South Africa: New Atlas shows Africa's potential for investment to meet energy needs
    05 may 2017 16:38:34
    Durban, South Africa (PANA) – A new Atlas released at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Durban, South Africa, this week highlights the opportunities and challenges for sustainable development of the energy resources on the continent. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: Rights group says armed groups target civilians in CAR
    02 may 2017 06:23:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Armed groups fighting for control of a central province in the Central African Republic (CAR) have targeted civilians in apparent reprisal killings over the past three months, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Violence erupts again in several places across South Sudan - UN
    15 april 2017 17:19:13
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – A senior United Nations official in South Sudan has called for restraint and underlined the need to ensure the protection of civilians as fresh fighting has erupted between Government and opposition forces in a number of locations across the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 2 soldiers killed in Niger Delta during military clash with sea robbers
    13 april 2017 15:46:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two soldiers were killed in Rivers State, Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, on Wednesday after they responded to a distress call by “heavily armed sea robbers”. Full text...

  • Somalia: Keating condemns latest bomb blasts in Mogadishu
    13 march 2017 19:47:59
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating has condemned in the strongest possible terms Monday morning’s bomb blasts at two locations in Mogadishu that reportedly killed a number of civilians. Full text...

  • UN: UNEP urges efforts to eliminate microplastics to save world's seas, oceans
    23 february 2017 20:36:09
    New York, US (PANA) - Launching an unprecedented global campaign, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday urged everyone to eliminate the use of microplastics and stop the excessive, wasteful use of single-use plastic, to save the world’s seas and oceans from irreversible damage before it’s too late. Full text...

  • Sudan: Army officer killed, others wounded in fighting with outlaws in Darfur
    17 february 2017 14:51:31
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An officer of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), Lt. Abdulla al-Tayeb Abdulla, was killed and many others, including a Lieutenant Colonel, were wounded in clashes against outlaws on Thursday in Bursa area, east of Fashir, capital of North Darfur State.Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN mission in South Sudan ‘deeply concerned’ by clashes
    30 january 2017 20:50:51
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Amid an outbreak of violence in the South Sudanese city of Malakal, the United Nations mission in the country on Monday called on the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition to silence the guns. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari condemns twin bomb blasts in Nigerian university
    16 january 2017 15:46:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has “strongly” condemned the terrorist attack Monday morning at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri, the epicenter of Boko Haram terrorism in northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Twin bomb blasts leave two dead at Maiduguri University
    16 january 2017 09:49:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two twin bomb blasts on Monday at the University of Maiduguri, the epicenter of Boko Haram terrorism in northeast Nigeria, have left two people dead. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Five feared dead in three suicide attacks in North East Nigeria
    13 january 2017 15:05:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Five people were killed when three suicide bombers blew themselves up Friday morning in Madagali, Adamawa, North East Nigeria, local security and officials have said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Twin bomb blast hits Maiduguri, North East Nigeria
    11 december 2016 11:41:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two deafening explosions occurred on Sunday morning in a crowded area near Maiduguri’s main market, in North East Nigeria. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Govt. intensifies enforcement action against use of plastic bags
    09 december 2016 08:15:18
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Environment Ministry has intensified its aggressive enforcement actions against people who are not abiding by the Banning of Plastics Bags Regulations, PANA learnt Friday from official sources. Full text...

  • US: US expresses 'deep concern' about escalation of violence in Tripoli
    06 december 2016 07:41:44
    Washington, DC US (PANA) - The United States has expressed its "deep concern" about the escalation of violence between armed groups in Tripoli and called on all the parties to immediately heed the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) appeal to cease fighting. Full text...

  • CAR: UN mission in CAR steps up patrols after armed groups clash
    23 november 2016 05:38:58
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has called for an immediate end to violence after the clashes that broke out on Monday in Bria town between armed elements of the Front populaire pour la renaissance de la Centrafrique (FPRC) and the Union pour la paix en Centrafrique (UPC). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari to attend 4th Africa-Arab summit in Malabo
    21 november 2016 19:12:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday attend the 4th Africa-Arab Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, together with Heads of State and Government from the Gulf and African countries, it was officially announced here Monday.Full text...

  • US: US government expresses concern over deaths in Kano clashes
    18 november 2016 15:15:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government said it is deeply concerned by the deaths of dozens of Nigerians during clashes between individuals participating in a Shia procession and the Nigerian Police Force in north-west Kano State on 14 November, a US State Department statement said on Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Twin suicide bombs explode in Maiduguri, North Eastern Nigeria
    29 october 2016 12:30:14
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Boko Haram suspected suicide bombers Saturday detonated coordinated bombs at two different locations in Maiduguri, the epicentre of terrorist attacks in North Eastern Nigeria. Full text...

  • UN: Ban condemns deadly DR Congo clashes
    20 september 2016 06:18:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday in New York expressed deep concern about the violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Kinshasa, and several other locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari condemns killing of 8 persons over alleged blasphemy
    23 august 2016 18:45:58
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday condemned the killing of at least eight persons in Zamfara State, northwestern Nigeria, on allegation of blasphemy.Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in Mali condemns renewed clashes between armed groups
    22 july 2016 17:40:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on Friday condemned clashes that took place Thursday in Kidal, northern Mali, between forces of The Platform Movement and those of the Coordination of movements of Azawad (CMA), both of which are signatories to the country's peace agreement. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Ministers arrive in Nouakchott for 27th Arab League Summit
    22 july 2016 12:25:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Several Arab Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Trade arrived in Nouakchott between Thursday and Friday to attend the 27th Arab League Summit, due for 25-27 July in the Mauritanian capital, official sources told PANA on here. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana mulls plastic shopping bags ban
    06 july 2016 10:24:55
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has set aside plans to introduce an environmental levy on plastic shopping bags, while the debate on banning them continue.Full text...

  • US: US denies instigating Eritrea-Ethiopia border clashes
    19 june 2016 04:26:23
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has dismissed an accusation of the Government of Eritrea that Washington instigated last weekend's heavy fighting with Ethiopia along their border. Full text...

  • US: US 'gravely concerned' about Ethiopia-Eritrea border clashes
    15 june 2016 09:08:28
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States says it is "gravely concerned" about fighting that took place on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border on 12 and 13 June and called for restraint. Full text...

  • Egypt: Arab League urges member states to refrain from interference in Libyan affairs
    29 may 2016 11:01:45
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Following the extraordinary meeting of its foreign ministers on Saturday in Cairo, Egypt, the Council of the Arab League has urged its member states not to interfere in the internal affairs of Libya, including "the supply of arms to armed groups" and "not to use the media to incite violence and trying to undermine the political process" in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. orders security agencies to "crush" growing communal violence
    26 april 2016 15:16:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian government on Tuesday in Abuja ordered all the nation’s security agencies to crush and deter all the growing wave of conflicts, including the farmer-herdsmen and communal violence that have the potential to breach the peace and national stability. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO calls for early diagnostic tests for Lassa fever
    01 april 2016 17:17:34
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN World Health organization (WHO) is calling for early diagnostic tests for Lassa fever to prevent the virus from affecting other organs. Full text...

  • Libya: Fresh fighting breaks out between rival armed groups in Tripoli
    29 march 2016 10:38:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Fierce fighting broke out on Monday evening between rival armed groups in the zone of Ghout al-Chaal, in the southern suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Full text...

  • Togo: Togo's health ministry cautions public to avoid Lassa fever virus
    15 march 2016 13:47:41
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togo's Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Moustafa Mijiyawa, has urged the public not to panic but heed the measures outlined by his ministry to avoid the haemorrhagic Lassa fever virus, after two cases of the disease were reported last week in Oti prefecture, located in the Savanes Region of Togo. Full text...

  • Libya: LAS calls for quick formation of national accord govt in Libya
    12 march 2016 16:51:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Council of the League of Arab States (LAS) has called for acceleration of the formation of a national unity government in Libya, in accordance with resolutions of the Security Council, to ensure support to the military and security institutions in order to deal with terrorist organizations that continue to threaten the security and stability of the country and plunder its resources.Full text...

  • Benin: UN agencies boost efforts to prevent further spread of Lassa fever in Benin
    12 february 2016 06:12:20
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Benin, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) officials in the country are scaling up an emergency response to help prevent further spread of the disease. Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies mobilize to support Benin on cases of Lassa fever
    05 february 2016 20:22:56
    New York, US (PANA) - After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has immediately launched a response against the epidemic, a UN statement said on Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan army kills 20 in surprise attack on Sudanese rebels
    04 february 2016 14:16:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A Libyan army unit based in the southern region of Koufra early Thursday killed about 20 rebels and captured six others in a surprise attack around a security checkpoint in Bouzrik, 200 km from the city of Koufra, said Abdelrahman Hachem, chief of the Libyan army unit. Full text...

  • Sudan: 14 killed in recent regional clash in West Darfur, situation now under control
    16 january 2016 08:47:52
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At least 14 people were killed and 19 others, including 6 policemen, were injured in Genaina, capital of west Darfur state, when angry villagers stormed a number of local government buildings. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR says clashes in Mozambique send civilians fleeing to Malawi
    15 january 2016 21:32:18
    New York, US (PANA) - Clashes between Mozambique government forces and the opposition Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) have forced an increasing number of people to flee Mozambique and seek asylum in Malawi over the last few weeks, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Capital city 'records first Lassa Fever death'
    13 january 2016 23:37:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's capital city of Abuja has recorded its first death from the Lassa Fever outbreak that has claimed over 40 lives across the country since it started in Nov. 2015.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'No new cases of Lassa Fever in last three days'
    12 january 2016 16:26:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria may have stemmed the spread of the Lassa Fever outbreak that has killed 41 people in 10 states across the country, following the announcement by the authorities on Tuesday that no new confirmed cases have been recorded in the last 72 hours.Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League calls for quick formation of Libyan coalition govt.
    11 january 2016 13:52:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Council of Arab League States has called for the quick completion of the formation of the national coalition government in Libya, within the framework of the deal signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, "so that it can immediately assume its responsibilities".Full text...

  • Nigeria: Health authorities sensitizes citizens after Lassa Fever kills 40
    10 january 2016 12:21:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian health authorities have commenced a nation-wide sensitization campaign against Lassa Fever after an outbreak of the disease left 40 dead from 10 of the country's 36 states since January 2016. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Ban on plastic bags in Mauritius takes effect from 1 Jan. 2016
    31 december 2015 14:29:05
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The use of plastic bags will be banned in Mauritius as from Friday, 1 January, 2016, PANA learnt Thursday from sources close to the Environment and Sustainable Development Ministry in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Ghana: Government again threatens plastic ban
    28 december 2015 05:27:26
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - As plastic products continue to pose environmental hazard in Ghana, the Government is once again threatening to ban its production if manufacturers do not agree and implement their sustainable disposal. Full text...

  • Egypt: Arab FMs want Libyans to respect Skhirat deal on national reconciliation govt.
    25 december 2015 12:35:10
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Arab Foreign Affairs ministers have urged stakeholders in the Libyan crisis to respect the Libyan political deal signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat on 17 December and which sets the platform for the formation of a national coalition government. Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League set to cooperate with new UN rep for Libya
    19 november 2015 19:07:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby said Thursday he welcomed the nomination of Martin Kobler as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to succeed Bernardino Leon. Full text...

  • Senegal: AI calls for restraint in Congo as protesters clash with security forces
    21 october 2015 05:44:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) is calling on security forces in the Republic of Congo to refrain from using excessive force against citizens protesting against proposed changes in the constitution. Full text...

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