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  • Gambian currency, dalasi, depreciates
    28 july 2012 15:19:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian currency, the Dalasi, depreciated in June, 2012, by 4.7 percent, following the reduction in foreign exchange inflow into the country and the increased demand for hard currency, said nation's Central Bank Governor, Amadou Kolley.Full text...

  • Security situation in east DRC worries EU
    26 june 2012 14:35:02
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) is worried about the security situation prevailing in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where deadly clashes between government forces and former rebels have been on for a couple of months.Full text...

  • Renewed Toubou-military clash in Libya leaves one dead in Koufra
    25 june 2012 14:21:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - One person was killed and four others injured in a renewed clash Sunday between the Toubou tribe insurgents and the Libyan Shield forces, a unit of the Libyan Ministry of Defence, local newspaper Ourayna reported Monday, quoting military sources.Full text...

  • Calm returns in south-west Libya
    21 june 2012 20:56:12
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Calm has returned to south-west Libya where clashes between the Guentrar and Al-Machachiya tribes have left at least 105 people dead and 500 injured. Full text...

  • Libya's warring tribes agree to end violent clash
    19 june 2012 14:05:12
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's warring Al-Zouei and Toubou tribes have reached an agreement to cease fire, a spokesman for the Libyan army staff, Colonel Ali Al-Chikhi, announced here. Full text...

  • 3 killed in clashes between militias in Libya
    15 june 2012 10:39:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Three persons were killed and three injured Thursday night in clashes between rival militia groups in Al-Chakika and Mizdah in Libya's South-west, the Libyan news agency, LANA, reported. Full text...

  • Rival militias clash again in south-west Libya
    14 june 2012 22:25:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Clashes have broken out again in the localities of Al-Chakika and Mizdah in south-west Libya, according to the Libyan News Agency. Full text...

  • Calm returns to Libyan city of Koufra after armed clashes
    11 june 2012 16:01:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - There was an "uneasy" calm on Monday in the city of Koufra, south eastern part of Libya, after a truce was signed to halt the clashes that broke out over in the last couple of days, the Libyan Army Chief of Staff, Major-General Youssef Al-Manghouch, said. Full text...

  • 1 killed, 3 hurt in fresh grenade blast in north eastern Kenya
    30 may 2012 22:16:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - One person has been killed and three others, including a child, are nursing wounds after a suspected Al Shabaab suicide bomber hurled a grenade at a hotel in the north eastern town of Wajir on Wednesday, police said. Full text...

  • FBI joins Kenya blast probe
    29 may 2012 15:46:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan police officers investigating Monday's bomb attack in Nairobi, the capital, have been joined by their American counterparts drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Recent clashes in North Kivu displace 40,000
    29 may 2012 15:19:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday that the recent fighting in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has left more than 40,000 people internally displaced. Full text...

  • UN envoy concerned over violent clashes in Somalia
    20 may 2012 15:31:10
    New York, US (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Augustine Mahiga, has expressed concern over recent violent clashes in the northern city of Hargeisa, located in Somaliland, between Somali security forces and citizens which allegedly resulted in deaths on both sides. Full text...

  • Kenyan policeman killed in landmine blast
    15 may 2012 18:22:47
    Dadaab, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan policeman was killed and three others wounded after a landmine explosion targeted their convoy near the Dagahley camp, in the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya, a local police commander said Tuesday. Full text...

  • One dies in militia/security forces clash in Tripoli
    08 may 2012 22:05:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - One person died and four others were injured following clashes between militias and security forces Tuesday in front of the offices of the Prime Minister in Tripoli, the chairman of the security commission in the Libyan capital, Hachem Béchir, said. Full text...

  • Ethiopian runner Gabreselassie meets Austrian President
    16 april 2012 12:58:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ethiopian long distance running legend Haile Gabreselassie, who won a chase race against British World Marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe in Vienna, Austria, on Sunday, was hosted to a reception by the country's President, Mr Heinz Fischer, ahead of the race. Full text...

  • EU seeks end to Sudan, South Sudan clashes
    12 april 2012 17:07:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - European Union (EU) High Representative Catherine Achton is deeply concerned at the escalating armed conflict on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, the EU said in a statement. Full text...

  • Ban urges Sudan, South Sudan leaders to end border clashes
    03 april 2012 07:31:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday expressed ''deep concern'' over the continued fighting along the border between Sudan and South Sudan and urged the two countries’ leaders to meet as soon as possible and ensure a quick end to the conflict. Full text...

  • UN welcomes ceasefire after Libyan violent clashes
    29 march 2012 18:08:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday welcomed the ceasefire brokered in the south-western city of Sabha, where fighting in recent days has resulted in some 50 deaths, and called on all sides to address the underlying causes of the violence. Full text...

  • Claims on oil-rich Higlig stall Sudan/South Sudan peace talks
    28 march 2012 16:11:25
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Wednesday said talks with South Sudan, for the resolution of pending post-secession issues, would be on hold until the south shows it really wants peace, the Sudanese Ministry of Information said in a statement here. Full text...

  • Ban ''deeply concerned'' over military clashes on Sudan/South Sudan border
    27 march 2012 07:01:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern over the military clashes along the border region of Sudan and South Sudan, and called on the two nations to fully respect and implement the agreements they have already reached on security, border monitoring and the disputed area of Abyei. Full text...

  • Four killed in Nairobi grenade blast
    10 march 2012 22:09:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Four people were killed after a series of four explosions hit a busy bus park in Nairobi, injuring 30 people, 12 of them critically, witnesses and the police confirmed to PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • UN deploys team to assist Congo on arms depot blasts
    08 march 2012 10:25:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has deployed a team to Congo to support the authorities, following Sunday's munitions dump explosions in the capital city of Brazzaville that killed at least 200 people and injured some 1,500 others. Full text...

  • Renewed clashes along Sudan/South Sudan border worries UN
    07 march 2012 07:17:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern over reports of renewed cross-border violence between Sudan and South Sudan, and called for a ceasefire in the area to end the hostilities that have caused thousands of people to flee the region. Full text...

  • Nigeria inaugurates rapid response committee on Lassa fever
    24 february 2012 11:04:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has inaugurated a Lassa fever Rapid Response Committee in an attempt to curtail the spread of the disease which has killed 40 people in 12 of the country's 36 states in recent times. Full text...

  • Lassa fever kills 40 in Nigeria - Minister
    21 february 2012 15:30:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An outbreak of Lassa fever, an acute haemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus, has killed 40 people in 12 of Nigeria's 36 states, Minister of State for Health Muhammed Pate told a press conference in Abuja, the nation's capital, Tuesday. Full text...

  • Clashes in northern Mali worry EU
    08 february 2012 17:10:52
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has expressed concern at the violence which erupted in the northern part of Mali on 17 January, following attacks launched by the National Movement of Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA), according to a statement issued on Wednesday in Brussels.Full text...

  • East African states move to ban plastics
    03 february 2012 13:09:53
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Five East African countries - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania - have moved closer to a total ban on the use of plastics, after a regional legislative body passed a new law banning their use. Full text...

  • Violence in South Sudan worries UN humanitarian Chief
    01 february 2012 17:30:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A Senior UN official visiting south Sudan has expressed concern at the scope and magnitude of violence that have taken place in Jonglei. Full text...

  • UN envoy deplores deadly Ivorian clashes
    19 december 2011 15:31:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative and the head of the UN peacekeeping operation in Cote d' Ivoire (UNOCI), Bert Koenders, on Monday deplored the deadly clashes in the west of the country that reportedly killed at least six people over the weekend. Full text...

  • Dozens feared dead in Nigeria clash
    02 december 2011 12:06:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Dozens are feared to have died and thousands displaced in the latest clash between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in several Tiv communities in the border areas of Nigeria's central Benue and Nasarawa states, according to relief officials and local newspapers Friday. Full text...

  • Gebrselassie to seek Olympic selection at Tokyo Marathon
    20 november 2011 10:44:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ethiopian long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie has announced that he will run the Tokyo Marathon on 26 February 2012, where he hopes to qualify for that year's London Olympics. Full text...

  • Arab league Foreign Ministers to meet on Syria
    14 november 2011 11:25:29
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Foreign Ministers from the member states of the Arab League are due to meet in Rabat, Morocco, Wednesday to seek ways of easing the tension in Syria, where protesters are seeking a regime change. Full text...

  • Saboteurs blow up gas pipeline in Northern Sinai
    10 november 2011 15:55:54
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Saboteurs blew up the gas pipeline running through Egypt, Israel and Jordan on Thursday in Northern Sinai, using remote controlled bombs and thereby forcing a shut down. Full text...

  • UNESCO to launch "Satellite Image Atlas of World Heritage Sites"
    08 november 2011 17:13:01
    Paris, France (PANA) - "From Space to Place", an Image Atlas of World Heritage Sites on the “In Danger” list of UNESCO, will be launched 9 November by Director-General, Irina Bokova, and US Ambassador to UNESCO, David Killion, at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters. Full text...

  • Arab League gives Syria two weeks to stop attacks on protesters
    17 october 2011 15:06:46
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Cairo-based Arab League has agreed to form a committee, led by Qatar, to oversee the situation in war-torn Syria, while giving the embattled country two weeks to stop its attacks on protesters. Full text...

  • Egypt's military says Coptic protesters attacked soldiers
    13 october 2011 10:05:18
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt's powerful military, which is ruling the north African country in the interim, has said its soldiers were attacked by protesters armed with swords, firebombs and rocks during a rally by Coptic Christians earlier this week that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. Full text...

  • Arab League welcomes Egypt's role in Hamas-Israel prisoners' swap
    13 october 2011 09:57:10
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Cairo-based Arab League on Wednesday welcomed the Egypt-brokered prisoner exchange deal between Palestinian movement Hamas and Israel. Full text...

  • Police, protesters clash in Nouakchott
    29 september 2011 13:38:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Violent clashes broke out between the police and young black Mauritanian activists of the "Touche pas à ma Nationalité" group, who took to the streets to protest the national population census of 6 May, describing it as "discriminatory and racist", PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Two Nigerien soldiers, six gunmen killed in clashes
    16 september 2011 17:48:42
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Two Nigerien soldiers and six gunmen died in clashes between patrol teams of the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) and a group of drug smugglers and fighters of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQMI), a statement released by the Nigerien Ministry of National Defence disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • Arab League meeting ends in Cairo, supports Libya's NTC
    28 august 2011 10:42:19
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Arab Foreign Ministers wrapped up their extra-ordinary meeting on Libya and Syria on Sunday, with a call on the United Nations to hand over Libya's seat at the world body to the National Transitional Council (NTC), which overthrew long-serving leader Mouammar Kadhafi from power.Full text...

  • UN, AU condemn tribal clash in South Sudan
    24 august 2011 13:25:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The war may have ended in Sudan, north and south, but its legacy, especially fire arms, remains heavily felt, particularly for the poor and vulnerable groups, women and children in the remote villages. Full text...

  • Two ex-Nigerian leaders engage in verbal jabs, as they spat over tenure
    19 august 2011 11:03:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two former Nigerian leaders, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, are virtually dancing naked in the public square, as they trade words over who ran a more successful tenure than the other. Full text...

  • Egypt to strengthen Afro-Arab ties
    01 july 2011 14:48:56
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egyptian Prime Minsiter Essam Sharaf said Thursday that his country was keen on playing a pivotal role in strengthening African-Arab ties. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate summons defence, security chiefs over bomb blasts
    28 june 2011 17:41:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Following the spate of bombings in Nigeria in recent times, the Senate Tuesday invited all the heads of the nation's defence, intelligence and security agencies for debriefing on how to ensure security for the citizens. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches 'zero plastic'
    06 june 2011 12:05:53
    Grand Baie, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Deva Virahsawmy, Monday launched the concept of "zero plastic" to minimise the use of this product in the island. Full text...

  • 18 confirmed dead in inauguration bomb blasts in 2 Nigerian towns
    02 june 2011 17:22:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Thursday confirmed that a total of 18 people died in the 29 May inauguration day bomb blasts in the northern town of Bauchi and Zuba, on the outskirt of the national capital of Abuja. Full text...

  • Two Angolan soldiers killed in clashes with FLEC fighters in DRC
    04 may 2011 18:58:04
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Two Angolan soldiers were killed Tuesday in clashes with fighters of the Front for the Liberation of the Cabinda Enclave (FLEC), which took place in Mbata Yema, in south-west Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), PANA learnt from authoritative sources here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN-backed meeting calls for protection of endangered gorillas
    01 april 2011 15:38:54
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN-backed meeting held in Kigali, Rwanda, has called for better enforcement of laws to protect endangered gorillas in 10 African countries.Full text...

  • Sudan: UN deplores new clashes in Abyei region
    03 march 2011 16:20:57
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Sudan, Haile Menkerios, has deplored renewed clashes in Sudan’s contested Abyei region, whose status North and South Sudan have pledged to solve by the end of March. Full text...

  • Senegalese soldier killed in Casamance
    22 february 2011 16:37:47
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - A Senegalese soldier was killed Monday near the Gambian frontier, north of Ziguinchor, in Casamance, during clashes between the Senegalese troops and elements of the Movement of the Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC, independence rebellion), PANA learnt from military sources here. Full text...

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