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Addis Ababa Jan. 2017
  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    29 january 2018 09:04:03
    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...

  • Guterres says bridging gap between relief, devt can meet immediate needs
    29 january 2018 05:32:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A surge in conflict-induced needs in Africa and the Middle East, coupled with an increase in climate shocks that pummel the most vulnerable everywhere, have given fresh urgency to calls for the international community to work in a new way that not only ends humanitarian needs but reduces them over time, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Sunday. Full text...

  • Guterres lauds AU-UN partnership at AU Summit
    28 january 2018 16:20:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, “we can and will do more” to bolster successful cooperation throughout the continent. Full text...

  • UN chief commends AU efforts to address violent extremism
    27 january 2018 19:31:29
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has commended the growing emphasis by the African Union (AU) and its Member States to address the drivers of violent extremism. Full text...

  • African leaders urged to renew commitment to malaria-free Africa
    27 january 2018 15:49:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African nations must renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030, their leaders heard on Friday at a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • African Economic Outlook 2018 presented to AU Summit delegates in Addis Ababa
    27 january 2018 15:43:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African economies have been resilient to negative shocks, but poor infrastructure is a serious impediment to inclusive growth, according to the 2018 edition of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) presented to delegates in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African Union (AU) Summit on Friday. Full text...

  • AfDB, partners to launch African Leaders for Nutrition initiative
    27 january 2018 15:14:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB), together with the African Union Commission (AUC), the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners will launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative on 29 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Guterres says partnership with African Union is fundamental to work of the UN
    27 january 2018 14:36:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global issues. Full text...

  • AUC extends condolences following death of Mazimhaka
    27 january 2018 07:09:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission has been saddened by the death of its former Deputy Chairperson Patrick Mazimhaka, who passed away on the 25 January 2018, according to a statement issued on Friday. Full text...

  • Friday forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    26 january 2018 15:53:38
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    26 january 2018 15:49:10
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    25 january 2018 10:26:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Buhari leads Nigerian delegation to AU summit
    25 january 2018 10:22:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will on Friday depart for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    25 january 2018 08:40:05
    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...

  • Torrential rains hit Mauritius
    25 january 2018 08:13:13
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Torrential rains have since Wednesday night lashed Mauritius, flooding hundreds of homes in various parts of the island, PANA reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritius geared to become key Indian Ocean maritime hub
    24 january 2018 19:53:34
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said on Wednesday that the island is determined to have world class transportation systems, logistics and facilities for the sustainable growth of its economy and thus, it is investing massively in the infrastructural development of its port to make it a preferred maritime hub in the Indian Ocean.Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    24 january 2018 08:05:39
    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...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    23 january 2018 09:52:43
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Weah sworn in as Liberia’s 24th President
    22 january 2018 16:55:32
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Senator George Manneh Weah was on Monday sworn in as the 24th President of the Republic of Liberia at ceremonies in the capital, Monrovia. Full text...

  • AU to launch 2018 as African Anti-Corruption Year
    22 january 2018 16:50:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU), during its 30th Assembly of Heads of State and Government holding from 22 – 29 January 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will launch 2018 as the African Anti-Corruption Year. Full text...

  • AUC to launch Single African Sky
    22 january 2018 16:01:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) is set to launch the first AU Agenda 2063 Flagship project, the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 28 January, 2018, as a historic event at the African Union Summit, nearly two decades after the adoption of the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision. Full text...

  • AU Permanent Representative Committee meeting precedes 30th AU Summit
    22 january 2018 15:51:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Under the theme, “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”, the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU), meeting at their 35th Ordinary Session, began a meeting here on Monday, preceding the 30th African Union Summit. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    22 january 2018 09:32:37
    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...

  • 11 African leaders, football stars to attend Weah's inauguration in Liberia
    18 january 2018 18:00:35
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The leaders of 11 African nations and a horde of football stars are expected to attend the inauguration of Liberia’s President-elect George Manneh Weah, on Monday, the government announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Numerous South Africa-Mauritius flights cancelled
    18 january 2018 14:00:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Several flights from South Africa to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius have been cancelled due to tropical Cyclone, Berguitta, which is creating high winds. Full text...

  • AUC, UNSMIL agree on coordinated approach to seek lasting peace in Libya
    17 january 2018 07:33:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) have agreed that a coordinated approach between the two organizations is vital in finding lasting peace in Libya. Full text...

  • 2-day AU gender pre-summit takes place in Addis Ababa
    17 january 2018 07:19:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The 10th African Union (AU) Gender Pre-Summit to discuss impact of corruption on women’s empowerment and related Issues begins on Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, over two days. Full text...

  • African civil society adds voice to global condemnation of Trump’s ‘shithole remarks’
    16 january 2018 19:03:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African civil society on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump of the United States to restrain himself as well as educate himself about the world and its people and ensure that he espouses the values that the United States people have been known for over the ages. Full text...

  • African envoys at UN demand apology for US President's xenophobic remarks
    13 january 2018 13:35:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations have demanded retraction and apology from the U.S. Administration with regard to the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed this week to President Donald Trump towards Africa and people of African descent. Full text...

  • AU, UN chiefs condemn violation of South Sudan peace deal
    13 january 2018 09:04:28
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres have strongly condemn the recent violations of the 21 December 2017 Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    12 january 2018 08:47:14
    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...

  • African Union in fight against corruption for Africa's transformation
    11 january 2018 16:38:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa must get rid of the burden of corruption weighing on the lives of millions of its people -- women, men and the young, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has said. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    11 january 2018 11:53:04
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    11 january 2018 09:46:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    10 january 2018 10:45:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    10 january 2018 09:57:53
    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...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    09 january 2018 10:22:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    09 january 2018 08:48:38
    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 forecasts GDP to grow by 4% in 2018
    09 january 2018 06:30:11
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius says its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at market prices is forecast to grow by about 4% in 2018, based on information available on key sectors of the island's economy.Full text...

  • AU Summit to endorse Africa ICT masterplan
    08 january 2018 15:05:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Summit holding later this month is expected to endorse a renewed push by African countries to rapidly spread high-speed internet to accelerate economic development in the continent. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    08 january 2018 08:57:09
    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...

  • Cyclone Ava dominates media coverage in Mauritius
    06 january 2018 14:05:34
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The New Year festivities were marked in Mauritius by the passage of tropical cyclone Ava, near the coast of the island, which brought heavy winds and a lot of rain, thus disrupting the first days of work of 2018. Full text...

  • African think-tank views capacity development as missing link in AU's Agenda 2063 (Analysis by Kennedy Abwao, PANA Correspondent)
    06 january 2018 13:46:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa has lagged behind in the implementation of its social and economic development plans due to the lack of capacity in the key fields of health, education, science and technology, according to experts.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    05 january 2018 10:34:55
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    05 january 2018 09:10:40
    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...

  • AUC Chairperson urges Ethiopians to uphold forgiveness, national unity
    04 january 2018 18:26:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday called on all Ethiopians, irrespective of their political affiliations, to embrace and sustain the spirit of forgiveness and unity in the interest of their country. Full text...

  • Life expectancy improves in Mauritius
    04 january 2018 17:40:41
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Life expectancy for men aged from 68.1 to 71.1 years in Mauritius has increased by 3 years and for women aged from 75.3 to 77.8 years by 2.5 years during the period 2000 to 2016, according to the Indian Ocean island nation's Health and Quality of Life ministry. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    04 january 2018 10:27:37
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya as announced by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Mauritian rupee
    04 january 2018 09:57:08
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee as announced by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • AU Commission Chair says 2017 was particularly eventful, "youth our priority"
    01 january 2018 15:47:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Saying that 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, the African Union Commission Chair, Moussa Faki Mahamat, revealed on Sunday that "Youth has been at the center of our agenda", as the organization worked to open up opportunities for them in every field. Full text...

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