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  • South Africa: South Africa rocked by fresh race row
    16 november 2016 16:01:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Another major race row is sending shockwaves around South Africa after two white men, accused of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set him alight, on Wednesday abandoned their bail application, saying they fear for their lives. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights panel concerned about anti-Black racism in Canada
    22 october 2016 19:08:56
    New York, US (PANA) - A group of UN human rights experts on Saturday expressed serious concerns about systemic anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system in Canada. Full text...

  • South Africa: South African court sentences woman who sparked racial row
    12 september 2016 18:55:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Durban real estate agent who sparked a nationwide outcry by labelling black people as monkeys was convicted and sentenced by a magistrate’s court on Monday after pleading guilty. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa rocked by another race row
    17 june 2016 13:32:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just one day after South Africa marked the 40th anniversary of the June 16, 1976, Soweto Riots which sparked the revolution that led to the end of Apartheid, the country has been rocked by yet another race-related altercation. Full text...

  • South Africa: Senior South African judge under fire for racist comments
    09 may 2016 17:59:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - In the latest race row to rock South Africa, a senior white judge is under fire for implying that the act of rape is part of black culture. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU urges all countries to sign up to antiracism convention
    18 march 2016 18:20:07
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union will continue its efforts to eliminate all forms of discrimination within its borders and in the world, so that all may enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms, without restrictions or exceptions, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said Friday, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Full text...

  • South Africa: Thousands march against racism
    19 february 2016 10:55:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Thousands of supporters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Friday held anti-racism demonstrations in Pretoria and Cape Town. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ongoing racism undermines the Mandela miracle (A PANA feature by Craig Urquhart)
    08 january 2016 11:23:41
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty-two years after Nelson Mandela was swept into power on a ticket of racial reconciliation, this former land of apartheid continues to grapple with its racial demons. Full text...

  • South Africa: Race row continues to grow
    06 january 2016 09:00:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A race row sparked by comments posted on social media sites by two white South Africans continues to escalate with the ruling African National Congress stating that it will push for legislation to criminalise any act that perpetuates racism or promotes apartheid. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa rocked by major race row
    05 january 2016 06:34:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Durban estate agent has sparked a major race row after referring to black South Africans as “monkeys” in a Facebook message. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights expert calls for reliable data to combat racism, discrimination
    04 november 2015 15:48:19
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa continues to grapple with racism (News analysis by Craig Urquart, PANA Correspondent)
    02 august 2015 11:09:30
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – More than two decades after South Africa confounded the world by hosting free and fair elections that saw Nelson Mandela elected on a ticket of non-racism, this former land of Apartheid continues to grapple with its racial demonstration. Full text...

  • South Africa: Another South African university rocked by racism
    05 may 2015 13:47:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just weeks after a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, an ardent believer in British colonialism and founder of the southern African territory of Rhodesia, was toppled at the University of Cape Town, another university in the Western Cape province has become embroiled in racial tensions. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa to host major anti-racism summit
    20 november 2014 09:08:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and former Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe are among a group of leading personalities who will address a historic anti-racism summit organised by Global Watch in Johannesburg on Friday.Full text...

  • South Africa: Race-related clashes make headlines
    24 october 2014 16:12:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two incidents of racism have made headlines around South Africa and demonstrated that 20 years after the end of Apartheid, race relations still remain raw. Full text...

  • South Africa: 20 years after the Mandela miracle, SA still grapples with race issues (News Analysis by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent, Johannesburg)
    06 september 2014 12:33:42
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Twenty years after Nelson Mandela swept into power on a ticket promising racial reconciliation and Archbishop Desmond Tutu declared South Africa as the “Rainbow Nation”, the country is still grappling with race issues, PANA reported Saturday.Full text...

  • South Africa: Racism still rife in South Africa
    31 july 2014 13:21:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty years since the advent of democracy and the birth of a non-racial South Africa, racism is still rife in the country, so says the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) which noted that it has received 500 racism-related cases over the past year. Full text...

  • Malawi FA officially complains to FIFA over Nigerian coach's racist remarks
    27 august 2013 16:37:09
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has officially lodged a complaint with the football world governing body, FIFA, over alleged racist remarks the Malawi national football team's Belgian coach suffered from his Nigerian counterpart.Full text...

  • Racial tensions continue to rise in SA
    19 october 2012 10:17:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Another racial row has broken out between business leaders and the Youth League of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC). Full text...

  • UN expert tasks nations on racist attacks at sporting events
    04 july 2012 08:28:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere, has urged nations to pay close attention to early signs of racism that could eventually lead to grave human rights violations. Full text...

  • Growing calls in SA for “racist” minister to resign
    20 february 2012 11:32:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Young Communist League (YCL) on Monday called for the resignation of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Deputy Minister Pieter Mulder to resign, saying President Jacob Zuma should sack him if he fails to quit. Full text...

  • Migiro tasks nations on racism, xenophobia
    06 december 2011 21:29:25
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro on Tuesday urged States to continue to combat racism, xenophobia and intolerance, in order to promote harmony and peaceful co-existence. Full text...

  • SA ruling party Youth League apologises over race row
    14 july 2011 08:51:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) which has been caught up in yet another race row, Thursday apologised after its spokesperson, Floyd Shivambu, swore at a white journalist. Full text...

  • UN expert says racism, discrimination still persist
    02 november 2010 15:58:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, rac ial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr. Full text...

  • UN rights chief stresses importance of combating racism
    16 april 2009 15:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations' human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has s tressed the importance of combating racism. Full text...

  • UN scribe urges countries to fight racism
    21 march 2009 14:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged all countries to work together in the struggle against racism, which he said still widely exists across the world. Full text...

  • New UN Rapporteur lists priorities
    06 november 2008 11:25:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The news UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Githu Muigai, has listed the areas that will be under the spotlight during his tenure. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts regional confab on racism, xenophobia
    23 august 2008 19:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Representatives of African governments, United Nations, non-governmental organizations and civil society groups have arrived Abuja, the N igerian capital, to brainstorm from 24-26 August on racism, racial discriminatio n , xenophobia and other related intolerance. Full text...

  • Students riot over racist video
    27 february 2008 13:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has been rocked by an explosive r acial incident which has resulted in rioting at a major university campus. Full text...

  • UN special rapporteur on racism visits Mauritania
    21 january 2008 15:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The UN special rapporteur on racism, racial disc rimination, xenophobia and intolerance, Doudou Diène, arrived here Sunday on a f i ve-day working visit, an NGO, Help to Widows and Orphans of Mauritanian Soldiers said in a statement Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian party seeks law against racism
    22 november 2007 13:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A Mauritanian opposition party, the national u nion for reformation and development (RNRD), has called for the promulgation of a law that will make racism a criminal offence in the countr y, the party said in a statement here. Full text...

  • ANC Youth League slams SA opposition leader for racist spat
    08 november 2006 21:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) Youth League has condemned as "racist" remarks attributed to opposition party leader Tony Leon, during a speech at Oxford University in England. Full text...

  • UNESCO official urges Africa to fight racism, discrimination
    20 september 2006 10:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) – A senior official of the U-N Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Wednesday urged African leaders to formulate strategies and policies to fight racism and discrimination in their cities. Full text...

  • South African cricket team protests against racism in Australia
    30 december 2005 08:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's cricket officials and millions of fans are following with a keen interest ongoing Test matches by the country's team in Melbourne, Australia after racist incidents marred the first game last weekend. Full text...

  • Envoy regrets death of Cameroonian student in Russia
    29 december 2005 13:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Russian ambassador to Cameroon, Abdoulayev Poulate, has expressed his country's regret over the death on 24 December in Saint-Petersburg of Cameroonian student, Leon Kanhem. Full text...

  • Mbeki decries racism, gender, class divisions in South Africa
    12 august 2005 15:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki Friday called for an end to development of cities designated exclusively for the rich or the poor in the country, warning that the practice could re-enact racial and class divisions of the apartheid era. Full text...

  • South African resort forced to change racist policies
    12 may 2005 10:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission has given a ruling that vindicated two black children who were victims of an ugly racial incident that made headlines around the country. Full text...

  • South African resort forced to change racist policies
    11 may 2005 08:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission has given a ruling that vindicated two black children who were victims of an ugly racial incident that made headlines around the country. Full text...

  • Mozambique's Labour Ministry warns against racism in employment
    03 march 2005 23:39:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Labour Ministry has warned the press against publishing advertisements by companies seeking to use racial criteria to recruit staff. Full text...

  • South African Black Lawyers Association joins racism furore
    16 february 2005 08:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Black Lawyers Association on Wednesday distanced itself from the statement made by the Cape Bar Council when reacting to allegations of racism among white judges in the Cape High Court of South Africa. Full text...

  • Cape High Court judges accused of racism
    15 february 2005 09:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A sub-committee has been appointed to investigate allegations of racism at the High Court in Cape Town, South Africa. Full text...

  • South African Education Minister condemns racist initiation
    11 october 2004 23:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Education Minister Naledi Pandor has strongly condemned racist initiation practices recently reported at some higher education institutions around South Africa. Full text...

  • UN worried by racial discrimination in Mauritania
    21 august 2004 11:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has expressed concern at what it called racial inequalities in Mauritania, citing the poor representation of Negro-Africans in the military, the police and the government. Full text...

  • Central Africa sub-region holds anti-racism workshop
    12 july 2004 20:28:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A sub-regional workshop opened here Monday to discuss the role of civil society in implementing the Durban Plan of Action on Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance. Full text...

  • South African high school racism case resolved
    07 july 2004 09:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A racism case between two Cape Town school children has been resolved after months of legal wrangling in a South African court here. Full text...

  • South Africa frees racist right-winger from prison
    11 june 2004 14:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's most notorious right-wing Afrikaner walked out of the Potchefstroom prison on Friday after serving a three year jail sentence for a racial assault on a black man. Full text...

  • Reunion group wary of police brutality in Paris
    11 june 2004 09:36:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A committee against racism set up by Reunion personalities has urged French Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin to take measures following police racist behaviour towards two Reunion nationals in Paris recently. Full text...

  • Africans face 'ethnic cleansing' in Northern Ireland
    12 january 2004 20:48:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Leaders of 2,600 Africans living in Northern Ireland have called on British authorities who govern the province to take action against a wave of assaults and forced evictions facing the minority population. Full text...

  • SA Labour minister wants racism tackled in the workplace
    11 september 2003 08:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has called for racism to be overcome at the workplace, insisting this was essential to resolving the prejudice at a broader scale. Full text...

  • South African media demand access to rugby racism probe
    09 september 2003 17:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has called for full access to report on the investigation into the racism scandal that has rocked South African rugby. Full text...

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