Afro-Arab Summit -
  • 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...

  • Tanzania mourns blast victims
    17 february 2011 15:36:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Julius Nyerere International Airport here re-opened to traffic Thursday as the Tanzanian nation started mourning over 20 persons so far confirmed killed following accidental explosions at a military arms depot in the vicinity of the airport. Full text...

  • Sudanese army says "clashed” with Darfur rebels killing dozens
    25 january 2011 22:59:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudanese army and Darfur rebels engaged in heavy fighting as of Monday, resulting the death of dozens. Full text...

  • Libya is a force to reckon with in Africa
    10 october 2010 12:29:00
    By Mildred Mulenga- PANA Correspondent Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) -- Libya's widening investment role in Africa has spread to Zambia, where the north African nation is taking a grip on the Zambian telecommunications sector with the recent acquisition of a 75 percent stake in the Zambia Telecommunication Company (Zamtel) at a cost of over US$380 million. Full text...

  • Libya Foreign Bank in pillar position in the
    10 october 2010 12:28:00
    CBZ Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- When Pakistan's Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) collapsed in the 1990s, its subsidiary in Zimbabwe zoomed to the cliff, widely expected to similarly plunge. Full text...

  • Arab-African Youth Summit begins in Tripoli
    05 october 2010 18:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The first Arab-African Youth Summit, organized ahead of a second one scheduled for 10 October in the Libyan city of Sirte, began in Trip o li Tuesday, with an unanimous call by the participants for the need to build an A rab-African space. Full text...

  • Arab-African trade forum starts in Tripoli
    26 september 2010 08:49:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A high level forum on ways to enhance Arab-African coope ration in the fields of investment and trade began work Saturday in Tripoli on t h e sidelines and ahead of the Afro-Arab summit scheduled in Libya 10 October, wit h the theme: "Towards an Arab-African partnership". Full text...

  • Three dead, seven injured in Ghana communal clashes
    02 november 2009 20:18:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) â" Three people are confirmed -dead and seven others are inj ured following communal clashes in Ghana's north-eastern town of Bawku, Upper Ea s t Regional Minister, Mark Woyongo, announced on Monday. Full text...

  • At least two killed in communal clashes in Accra
    25 august 2009 21:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) - â" At least two men were killed on Tuesday in bloody clashe s between two feuding groups at a sprawling slum in Accra inhabited mainly by pe o ple from northern Ghana, police said. Full text...

  • Rwanda, Uganda negotiate refuge for gorillas
    21 july 2009 22:47:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The huge fire that has been devastating the Volcano Nati onal Park in northern Rwanda for the past two days has forced a troop of gorilla s living in the mountains to seek refuge in Uganda while the two countries examin e ways to find a home for the animals faced with extinction, a local newspaper re p orted on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Muslim teenager killed in sectarian clash in Egypt
    01 july 2009 15:49:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- A Muslim teenager was killed in the latest spate of sectar ian violence in Egypt, again highlighting the tense situation facing Muslims and Christians in Egyptian villages. Full text...

  • CS Sfaxien 1 - Widad 1 in Arab League soccer tie
    13 april 2009 19:31:00
    Sfax- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian team, CS Sfaxien, was held in check by the visit ing Moroccan team, Widad Athlétique de Casablanca (WAC), 1-1 in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Arab League championships played Sunday in Sfax, the capi t al of Southern Tunisia. Full text...

  • New Atlas for Kenya's green development launched
    14 february 2009 15:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A new publication by the United Nations Environmental Pr ogramme (UNEP) that maps a blueprint for Kenya's Green Development was launched h ere Saturday. Full text...

  • Mountain gorillas increase in DR Congo
    01 february 2009 15:21:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- The number of mountain gorillas living in the wars z ones in the east of the DR Congo increased from 72 to 81 during the last 15 mont h s, announced a statement of the World Funds for Nature (WWF, English initials) i s sued here on Sunday. Full text...

  • Bedouins, police clash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula despite agreement
    17 november 2008 14:16:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Despite an agreement between Bedouin tribal leaders and th e Egyptian government allegedly being reached over the weekend, violence erupted Monday that left three tribesmen dead and dozens wounded in the latest clashes b e tween police and Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula near the Gaza Strip. Full text...

  • Former Renamo guerrillas cleared of threats in Mozambique
    24 october 2008 19:32:00
    Inhaminga- Mozambique (PANA) -- The district permanent secretary of Cheringoma, i n the central Mozambican province of Sofala, Silvestre Muriane, has said the gue r rillas of the former rebel movement, Renamo, no longer posed a threat to the sec u rity of the local residents or development of the district. Full text...

  • Botswana govt backs down on 'alcohol levy'
    18 october 2008 12:40:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The government of Botswana has backed down on its decision to impose a 30 per cent levy on alcoholic beverages to curb excessive drinking in the African nation, the local press reported. Full text...

  • Bomb blast kills four in Addis Ababa
    04 september 2008 09:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A manhunt by the police is underway in Ethiopia f or suspects linked to a bomb blast that Wednesday killed four persons and injure d 24 others in a bar in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Egyptian Monks, Bedouins agree to settle after Abu Fana attack
    15 august 2008 18:57:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) – Monks (Christians) and Bedou-ins (Muslims) in central Egypt agreed to a settlement this week over clashes that erupted between the two in M a y. Full text...

  • UNEP publishes Africa's environmental Atlas
    16 june 2008 14:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa's rapidly changing environmental landscape, from the disappearance of glaciers in Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains to the loss of Cape Town's unique "fynbos" vegetation, is now in documentary form, thanks to a newly published Atlas, courtesy of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). Full text...

  • Two Senegalese soldiers, seven rebels killed in Casamance
    20 may 2008 23:21:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- Two soldiers of the Senegalese army and seven presu med members of the Casamance Democratic Forces Movement (MFDC) were killed on Tu e sday evening in clashes that took place in the Djibidione area in Southern Seneg a l, military sources in Ziguinchor told PANA. Full text...

  • Uganda, Rwanda, DRC sign 10-year gorilla protection pact, increase tracking levy
    20 february 2008 15:03:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) h ave agreed to undertake a 10-year joint protection programme of rare mountain go r illas that roam the three countries' jungle borders. Full text...

  • New clashes reported in North-Kivu
    16 february 2008 09:09:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Armed groups have been clashing since last Wednesday in North-Kivu in violation of the ceasefire agreed late in January at the end o f the Goma conference, military sources disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • New clashes reported in North-Kivu
    16 february 2008 09:02:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Armed groups have been clashing since last Wednesday in North-Kivu in violation of the ceasefire agreed late in January at the end of the Goma conference, military sources disclosed in Kinshasa on Thursday. Full text...

  • 1 killed, 3 arrested as Nigerian Navy, militants clash
    21 january 2008 14:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Navy (NN) soldiers killed one suspected militant and arrested three others, following an encounter on the high seas, some 22 nautical miles off the coast of Rivers state in the oil producing Niger Delta region, a naval official said Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan vice president Kiir Mayardit orders end to fighting
    30 december 2007 10:47:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) – Sudan's first vice presid-ent Salva Kiir Mayardit has ordered a halt to military activities at the border between South Kordofan and Northern Bahr Al-Ghazal. Full text...

  • Two die in clashes with police in Mozambique
    17 december 2007 22:33:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Clashes between the Mozambican police and an angry crowd in the central town of Gondola on Saturday left two people dead and 15 injured, three of them seriously, according to a report in Monday's issue of the independent newssheet "Mediafax". Full text...

  • Endangered Gorillas return to Cameroon
    30 november 2007 14:33:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Four Cameroonian gorillas, nicknamed 'Taiping Four', that were fraudulently taken to Malaysia in 2002 and later transferred to South Africa, were due to return to Cameroon Friday (today). Full text...

  • Five injured as Burundi Students, Police clash
    31 october 2007 17:47:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least five students of the Bubanza Secondary Technical School, northwest of the country, sustained injuries Wednesday in clashes with the police, during a 40-km protest march which they intended will take them to the Ministry of National Education here. Full text...

  • 4 Cameroon gorillas illegally taken to Malaysia for return home
    15 september 2007 11:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Four gorillas originating from the western plains of Cameroon and illegally introduced in the Taiping zoo, in Malaysia, on the basis of forged documents, will be returned to Cameroon in November, announces a statement from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Full text...

  • Fifth gorilla discovered dead in eastern DR Congo
    20 august 2007 20:49:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Environmental protectors have reported the discovery in eastern DR Congo of the remains of a fifth gorilla, just few weeks after four corpses of these giant primates whose species is fast becoming extinct, were confirmed. Full text...

  • UNESCO mission for DR Congo to help save gorillas
    10 august 2007 21:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A mission from UNESCO and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) leaves for DR Congo (DRC) Saturday to investigate the apparently senseless slaughter of mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1979 and on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1994. Full text...

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