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  • Suspected case of Lassa fever reported in Benin
    11 december 2018 10:07:37
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - A case of suspected Lassa haemorrhagic fever has been reported in northeast Benin, according to a statement signed by the Benin health minister, Professor Benjamin Hounkpatin.Full text...

  • Clashes between police and youth groups continue in Tunisia's Sidi Bouzid governorate
    06 december 2018 11:47:09
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Clashes between youth groups and Tunisian police officers in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, in the central-west of Tunisia, continued on Wednesday, a security source said on Thursday in Tunis.Full text...

  • UN Assembly President launches new initiative to purge plastics and purify oceans
    05 december 2018 04:58:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the UN General Assembly launched a new global call to action on Tuesday, to help end the scourge of plastic pollution in the ocean. Full text...

  • Security forces and youths clash in central-western Tunisia
    04 december 2018 10:14:06
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian city of Menzel Bouzeyane in central-western Tunisia, on Monday evening saw clashes between protesters and security forces that led to injuries to people on both sides and the burning of a vehicle. Full text...

  • Plastic-busting fungi may help tackle pollution, climate change: UN Environment
    01 november 2018 05:04:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - When it comes to helping green our world, organic mushrooms from the local market may be just the tip of the iceberg. A new United Nations-backed report reveals that fungi could help ween the world off its plastic addiction, by degrading polyurethane in just a matter of weeks. Full text...

  • UNHCR dismayed as traffickers, smugglers impersonate staff in Libya amid clashes in Tripoli
    08 september 2018 19:24:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says it is dismayed at reports of smugglers and traffickers posing as UNHCR staff in Libya and has called on the authorities for action against all criminals trying to target desperate refugees and migrants. Full text...

  • UN agencies call for end to violence in Tripoli before it gets worse
    04 september 2018 18:54:22
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - In the midst of reports that scores of civilians have been killed and hundreds injured across residential areas of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, United Nations agencies have stepped up their response, expressing concern that the situation could deteriorate as heavy fighting between rival armed groups continues. Full text...

  • Rights group says residents in Tripoli trapped between armed groups
    03 september 2018 06:33:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Rival armed groups have killed at least 18 civilians, including four children, since clashes broke out in the southern suburbs of Tripoli on 26 August 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW)has said. Full text...

  • UNHCR moves detained refugees out of harm's way in volatile Libyan capital
    02 september 2018 06:54:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in a joint effort with International Organisation for Migration (IOM), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Libyan Department for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM), has organized an urgent evacuation of some 300 refugees and migrants held in Ain Zara detention centre in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Conflict in Tripoli puts lives in danger, says MSF
    02 september 2018 06:37:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - For one week now, following clashes in Tripoli, the lives of Libyans and an already vulnerable group of refugees and migrants have been put in grave danger, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Full text...

  • Guterres calls for action to end deadly clashes between herders, farmers in Africa
    29 june 2018 05:15:10
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed deep concern about deadly clashes between herders and farmers in North and Central Africa and called for action to end the bloodshed. Full text...

  • Gambia’s environmental clash turns deadly
    18 june 2018 19:51:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Two people were confirmed dead and many others seriously injured, including personnel of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU), following a sand mining dispute in Faraba Banta, West Coast Region of the Gambia on Monday. Full text...

  • Wilderness Safaris cut down plastic use in Botswana
    15 june 2018 08:54:04
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Pan-African ecotourism-company Wilderness Safaris’ conversation efforts in Botswana have won the prestigious National Energy Globe Award. Full text...

  • Mauritius to ban disposal of plastic at sea
    08 june 2018 10:58:11
    Reduit, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius is finalising a regulation that will ban the disposal of all forms of plastic into the sea, the Mauritian Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping MInister Premdut Koonjoo said on Friday.Full text...

  • Mauritius to wage war against plastic pollution
    06 june 2018 08:34:50
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Acting President Mr Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory has called on the population to join hands to wage war against plastic pollution in a message on Tuesday night at the launch of activities marking World Environment Day 2018. Full text...

  • Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak contained, but continued vigilance needed - WHO
    11 may 2018 11:37:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - With six weeks of declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest-ever Lassa fever outbreak is under control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • WHO says Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak is slowing, but remains a concern
    28 march 2018 06:56:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but the epidemic is far from contained, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have warned. Full text...

  • On the frontlines of the fight against Lassa fever in Nigeria (A WHO Feature)
    18 march 2018 04:48:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In early January, John had one of the most terrifying experiences of his life. The mechanic from a rural community in Edo state in southern Nigeria came down with Lassa fever. Full text...

  • Lassa Fever claims three lives in Liberia
    09 march 2018 15:28:00
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and the Ministry of Health have announced in Monrovia the death of three persons from Lassa Fever.Full text...

  • 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...

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