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Addis Ababa Jan. 2017
  • Mauritius: Mauritius to endorse Kigali Initiative on tertiary education
    18 september 2017 07:55:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will endorse the Kigali Initiative to mobilise African Intellectuals Towards Quality Tertiary Education in line with Government’s vision to transform the island into an Education Hub and a Centre of Excellence for Higher Education. Full text...

  • Mauritius: New official list of Mauritian cabinet ministers
    18 september 2017 07:39:09
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius on Monday published a new list of cabinet ministers following the nomination of a new Attorney-General, Maneesh Gobin, who replaces Ravi Yerrigadoo, who resigned last week over allegations of money laundering. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Friday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    15 september 2017 10:05:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Friday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    15 september 2017 10:03:11
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Austria: Tackling terrorism, cybercrime vital for peaceful and sustainable future - UN agency
    15 september 2017 05:59:20
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) – Marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the importance of justice to prevent conflict, promote peace and security, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full text...

  • Mauritania: Thursday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    14 september 2017 13:36:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Thursday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    14 september 2017 10:18:49
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council calls on Guinea-Bissau leaders to find swift resolution of political crisis
    13 september 2017 18:30:26
    New York, US (PANA) – Concerned by the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged political actors to “put the interests of [the people] above all other consideration” and called on the country's leaders to engage in genuine dialogue, find common ground and implement the Conakry Agreement of 14 October 2016, including by appointing a consensus Prime Minister, as required by that accord. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    13 september 2017 10:06:20
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    13 september 2017 08:51:29
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Congo: Guinea Bissau's president visits Congo
    12 september 2017 10:46:47
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The President of Guinea-Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz, arrived on Monday evening in Brazzaville for a two-day visit to Congo aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries, Congolese public radio announced on Tuesday.Full text...

  • Mauritania: Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    12 september 2017 09:52:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    12 september 2017 07:55:44
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Workshop on Climate Change opens in Mauritius
    12 september 2017 06:41:55
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) - A three-day workshop aimed at improving Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory in the energy, transport, industrial process and product use and waste sectors opened on Monday night in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Minister urges society to contribute to suicide prevention in Mauritius
    11 september 2017 17:49:51
    Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare minister, Mrs. Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo on Monday called upon the public to be more vigilant and attentive to those who are vulnerable and at risk of suicide.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Monday's forex rates for Mauritian rupee
    11 september 2017 09:04:29
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Friday's forex rates for Mauritian rupee
    08 september 2017 09:29:07
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Mauritian company to improve submarine cables for Africa, Asia
    06 september 2017 20:58:59
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - IOX Câble, a company incorporated under Mauritius law, on Wednesday announced the expansion of its network to include La Réunion in its project of a new state-of-the-art submarine cables.Full text...

  • Mauritania: Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    06 september 2017 10:55:45
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritian rupee
    06 september 2017 10:52:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Former Mauritanian Speaker passed away
    04 september 2017 17:16:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Former Mauritanian Speaker, Rachid Ould Saleh, passed away Sunday in Nouakchott after a long illness, PANA learned on Monday.Full text...

  • Austria: UN atomic chief says DPR Korea's new nuclear test 'extremely regrettable act'
    03 september 2017 14:47:45
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) – Following Sunday's reported nuclear bomb test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the head of the United Nations atomic agency has spoken against “an extremely regrettable act” that completely disregarded the international community's repeated demands. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius, Ghana explore possibility of joint venture in aviation sector
    31 august 2017 08:08:54
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Ghanaian Aviation Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah called on Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth in Port-Louis, with whom she discussed the possibility of a joint venture between Air Mauritius and Ghana. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU concerned by low turnout of women, youth on election days in Africa
    30 august 2017 18:36:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Low participation of citizens in elections held in Africa and abuse of the social media by some sections of the civil society and political parties are matters of concern to the African Union (AU), according to a communiqué issued Wednesday by the Peace and Security Council (PSC). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU urges Kenyans to uphold Supreme Court decision on post-election dispute
    30 august 2017 17:48:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has called on the Kenyan people to unequivocally uphold decisions of the country’s Supreme Court on any post-election dispute arising from the elections conducted on 8 August 2017. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Wednesday's exchange rates for Ouguiya
    30 august 2017 15:40:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to sign Agreement establishing Tripartite Free Trade Area
    29 august 2017 06:43:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will sign the Agreement establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), PANA learnt on Tuesday from official sources in Port-Louis.    Full text...

  • South Africa: Farmers convicted of brutal racial assault
    25 august 2017 14:45:35
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two white farmers who sparked a national outcry when they assaulted a black labourer and threatened to bury him alive last year were convicted on Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Drill stem test confirms Mauritania’s Tortue field gas well suited for liquefaction
    24 august 2017 18:17:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Tortue field offshore Mauritania in the Atlantic Ocean has been confirmed as a world-class resource following successful completion of a drill stem test (DST) of the Tortue-1 exploration well. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Thursday's forex rates for Ouguiya
    24 august 2017 11:19:09
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Thursday's exchange rates for Rupee
    24 august 2017 10:38:28
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Uganda: AfDB debars Chinese construction and engineering company for fraud
    23 august 2017 13:17:14
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Tuesday, 22 August, 2017, debarred Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO), a Chinese construction and engineering company, for a minimum period of 12 months for fraud. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius, Tanzania to sign 3 cooperation agreements
    21 august 2017 15:21:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius and Tanzania are to sign three agreements in a bid to strengthen the existing relations between the two countries, PANA learnt on Monday from official sources in the Mauritian capital.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius, Burkina Faso to enhance existing bilateral relations
    21 august 2017 15:17:42
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius and Burkina Faso will embark towards steering the existing bilateral and multilateral relations in view of boosting and giving a fresh impetus to the economic cooperation between the two countries, PANA learnt Monday from official sources in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Kigali: Senegalese President Macky Sall attends Kagame's inauguration in Kigali
    17 august 2017 19:56:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall was among African Heads of State who arrived in Kigali on Thursday to attend the inauguration of Rwandan President Paul Kagame following his victory at the 4 August 2017 presidential poll. Full text...

  • Kenya: AU observers endorse Kenyan polls conduct
    16 august 2017 18:47:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - African Union (AU) election observers said Wednesday they reserved the right to make further comments on the outcome of the Kenyan Presidential election, but affirmed the credibility of the process had not been brought into doubt despite challenges posed by the opposition. Full text...

  • Rwanda: President-elect Paul Kagame's inauguration set for Friday in Kigali
    16 august 2017 13:28:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The official inauguration of Rwanda's President-elect, Paul Kagame, will be held on Friday, according to an official source, which indicated on Wednesday that several African Heads of State and Government will attend the inauguration. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Lackluster productivity taints Mauritius' economic competitiveness
    15 august 2017 07:57:14
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius has made great strides over the last decade to top the competitiveness rankings in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), but still lags emerging market peers as lackluster productivity and rapid real wage growth in recent years have reduced cost competitiveness, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to the island has observed. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commission urges Kenyans to respect the rule of law following Kenyatta polls win
    12 august 2017 19:23:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, reacting to the the official announcement of the final results of the presidential election in Kenya on 11 August, 2017, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has called on all those wishing to challenge the results to do so through the channels provided for by the law. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Decline in iron ore prices stunts Mauritania’s economic growth
    10 august 2017 08:25:30
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have commended the Mauritanian authorities for their strong economic policy response to the challenging external environment of low metal prices, but noted that macroeconomic and financial stability as well as the incipient recovery remain fragile. Full text...

  • US: Guterres calls for peaceful resolution of 'disagreements' over Mauritanian referendum results
    09 august 2017 06:02:50
    New York, US (PANA) – Following Mauritania's 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN, AUC chiefs name new Force Commander for UNAMID
    08 august 2017 16:24:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya as Force Commander for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma salutes Kaunda after Lusaka visit
    06 august 2017 13:38:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma is enroute back to South Africa after visiting Zambia's former President Kenneth Kaunda at his home in Lusaka. Kaunda was released from hospital last week after undergoing tests. Full text...

  • Kenya: AUEOM orientation, briefing programme ends Saturday in Nairobi
    05 august 2017 10:27:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Preparing to deploy its short-term election observers to the field, the African Union Election Observer Mission (AUEOM) in Kenya ran a three-day orientation and briefing programme from 3- 5 August, 2017. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN rights office voices concern about unrest in Mauritania
    03 august 2017 16:52:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations human rights office has expressed concern about the ongoing unrest in Mauritania, ahead of the constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday, particularly the apparent suppression of dissenting voices and the reported use of excessive force by the authorities against protest leaders.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AMCOMET-Africa Hydromet Forum takes place in Ethiopia
    03 august 2017 15:28:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), collaborating with other partners, is undertaking preparatory arrangements for the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET)-Africa Hydromet Forum, which is scheduled to take place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 12 to 15 September, 2017. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN rights office concerned about unrest ahead of Mauritanian referendum
    03 august 2017 13:40:35
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The United Nations human rights office on Thursday expressed concern about the ongoing unrest in Mauritania, ahead of the constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday, particularly the apparent suppression of dissenting voices and the reported use of excessive force by the authorities against protest leaders. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Osinbajo says Lake Chad Basin nations working together to defeat Boko Haram
    31 july 2017 18:31:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Countries in the Lake Chad Basin have worked together very well in dealing with the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency and the consequent humanitarian crisis, Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo told a delegation from the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) on Monday.Full text...

  • 2017 COSAFA U-17: Zambia earn gold at the 2017 COSAFA U-17 Championship
    31 july 2017 13:53:22
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A late burst from Zambia saw them collect the gold medal at the 2017 COSAFA Under-17football Championship as they beat hosts Mauritius 3-0 in the final in Port Louis on Sunday. Full text...

  • Austria: UN agency urges world to 'act now' to help, protect trafficking victims
    30 july 2017 06:10:17
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) – As links between wars, trafficking and migrant smuggling become more widely known, the United Nations is calling on the international community to act now to help and protect trafficking victims and to end this crime forever. Full text...

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