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  • UN: CAR constitutional referendum held despite challenges
    15 december 2015 05:16:00
    New York, US (PANA) - A constitutional referendum to help stabilize the Central African Republic (CAR) amid conflict between Muslim and Christian factions took place successfully in the majority of the country on Sunday, but violent “spoilers” disrupted the process in some areas, the top United Nations peacekeeping official reported on Monday. Full text...

  • CAR: UN chief urges peaceful, credible conduct of CAR polls on draft Constitution
    12 december 2015 19:36:56
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - On the eve of the referendum on the draft Constitution in Central African Republic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all national stakeholders to ensure that the referendum is conducted in a peaceful and credible manner. Full text...

  • UN: UN rights chief warns on inter-communal strife in CAR
    11 december 2015 22:35:29
    New York, US (PANA) - On the eve of a constitutional referendum meant to help stabilize the Central African Republic (CAR) following conflict between Muslims and Christians, UN human rights chief Zeid Al Hussein on Friday expressed deep concern at mounting sectarian language, warning of inter-communal strife due to the highly volatile pre-election atmosphere. Full text...

  • UN: UN engaged 250 peacekeepers for Pope's security in CAR
    01 december 2015 16:40:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Tuesday said it brought in 250 additional peacekeepers from Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says millions of children need urgent assistance in CAR
    30 november 2015 17:15:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Nearly three years after the devastating conflict began in Central Full text...

  • CAR: Pope Francis arrives in CAR
    29 november 2015 17:06:10
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Pope Francis arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, for a two-day visit on the final leg of his three-nation African tour that has also taken him to Kenya and Uganda.Full text...

  • Ghana: 'Pope's historic CAR visit must address sectarian conflict'
    28 november 2015 06:45:02
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) says Central African Republic (CAR) must seize the historic opportunity that Pope Francis’ two-day visit presents to place human rights and justice at the heart of national reconciliation efforts. Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF helps Madagascar meet urgent balance of payments needs
    19 november 2015 06:58:30
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - In a move to assist Madagascar to meet its urgent balance of payments needs, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a US$42.1 million disbursement in financial assistance for the Indian Ocean island under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), the Fund disclosed on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief coordinator condemns attacks on IDP sites in CAR
    17 november 2015 17:01:06
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Central African Republic Full text...

  • UN: New allegations of sexual abuse resurface against UN peacekeepers in CAR
    13 november 2015 13:53:18
    New York, US (PANA) - After new reports of sexual exploitation and abuse surfaced Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns attack against UN mission in CAR
    12 november 2015 14:52:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the attack against a checkpoint of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African republic (MINUSCA), which followed an outbreak of violence in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the town of Batangafo, during which one peacekeeper from Cameroon was killed. Full text...

  • UN: UN refugee agency condemns attack IDP camp in CAR
    12 november 2015 01:24:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Following the killing and revenge attack on a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Batangafo, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed concern about the spreading insecurity in the country and condemned the violent attack on the camp. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic
    11 november 2015 13:49:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) following a confrontation with armed elements in the town of Batangafo, amid ongoing violence in the strife-torn country where elections are set to take place before the end of the year. Full text...

  • Italy: IFAD says rural transformation key to reversing youth migration from East, Southern Africa
    05 november 2015 10:30:06
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Madagascar will bring policy makers and development practitioners together from 10-13 November in Antananarivo, capital of the Indian Ocean island, to discuss innovative approaches to transforming poor rural communities. Full text...

  • Sudan: UN, Carter Centre to back national dialogue
    28 october 2015 22:29:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN and the Carter Centre have indicated their willlingness to support the current national dialogue in Sudan.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy deplores recent violence in CAR
    28 october 2015 18:55:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Following a series of incidents earlier this week in the Central African Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in southern Madagascar
    28 october 2015 15:18:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Leading UN food agencies on Wednesday warned that 46 per cent Full text...

  • UN: UN relief chief urges greater efforts to protect civilians in CAR
    23 october 2015 19:17:21
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien has called for greater and more sustained international commitment to the Central African Republic (CAR), where a worsening humanitarian crisis is impacting half the country's population.Full text...

  • Italy: Madagascar signs financing agreement with IFAD to boost food security
    21 october 2015 15:36:17
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Madagascar and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement Wednesday aimed at improving incomes and food security of smallholders in the Indian Ocean island. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns violence in CAR
    20 october 2015 21:34:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council Tuesday expressed its deep concern about Full text...

  • UN: UN police ambushed, illegally detained by armed group in CAR
    20 october 2015 12:58:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Seven UN police were ambushed and illegally detained by armed Full text...

  • Tanzania: Leaders unite in calling for a price on carbon ahead of Paris Climate Talks
    20 october 2015 06:25:11
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - For the first time, an unprecedented alliance of Heads of State, city and state leaders, with the support of heads of leading companies, have joined forces to urge countries and companies around the globe to put a price on carbon. Full text...

  • UN: WFP delivers food aid to thousands displaced by violence in Bangui
    14 october 2015 18:18:25
    New York, US (PANA) - Aid workers have reached more than 30,000 newly displaced people in desperate need of food in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic (CAR), where "the situation remains tense and volatile after a new surge in violence," the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said Wednesday Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in Central African Republic on 'high alert'
    13 october 2015 13:57:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central Full text...

  • Rwanda: 150 Rwandan police officers join UN Mission in CAR
    08 october 2015 14:43:21
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A fresh contingent of 150 Rwandan police officers was airlifted Thursday to join the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), police sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in CAR
    07 october 2015 20:48:31
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which occurred on Tuesday in the capital, Bangui. Full text...

  • UN: UN reports looting of aid agencies in CAR, pledges more support
    06 october 2015 21:32:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite worsening security conditions and the recent looting of international aid offices in the Central African Republic (CAR), prompting the temporary relocation of 200 personnel, the UN on Tuesday pledged to keep bringing aid into the war-torn country, where over half the population urgently needs assistance. Full text...

  • UN: WHO, UNAIDS launch new standards to improve adolescent care
    06 october 2015 14:01:19
    New York, US (PANA) - New global standards for quality health-care services for adolescents, Full text...

  • UN: Madagascar stresses need for meaningful agreement at UN climate talks
    02 october 2015 14:23:36
    New York, US (PANA) - President Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana of Madagascar on Friday said the UN now has a "rendezvous with history" to ensure that the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would set the world on the path to sustainability and that a vital first step on the path would be to secure a concrete agreement at the Paris climate conference in December. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges int'l support to prevent relapse of CAR violence
    02 october 2015 14:13:55
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the need for concerted action to prevent a relapse of the "horrific" violence that tore the Central African Republic (CAR) apart, while appealing for support from the country’s partners to promote long-term peace and development. Full text...

  • UN: Central African Republic's FM wants UN mission strengthened
    01 october 2015 16:55:38
    New York, US (PANA) - Warning that Central African Republic (CAR) is currently seeingFull text...

  • Senegal: AI says companies must not profit from blood diamonds in CAR
    01 october 2015 15:32:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Amnesty International (AI) has said that Central African Republic (CAR)'s biggest traders have purchased diamonds worth several millions of dollars without adequately investigating whether they financed armed groups responsible for summary executions, rape, enforced disappearances and widespread looting. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Health Minister alarmed at high-risk behaviours of students
    01 october 2015 13:36:54
    Pamplemousses, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Health Minister Anil Gayan said only 19% of students are active for 60 minutes per day in a week while 15% of them are smokers and 74% have tried or will try their first cigarette before the age of 14.Full text...

  • Belgium: IOF condemns violence in Central African Republic
    30 september 2015 18:42:14
    Brussels, Belgique (PANA) - International Organization of the Francophonie Secretary General, Mrs Michaëlle Jean has strongly condemned the continuing violence which in the past few days caused several deaths in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic.Full text...

  • UN: UN stresses need for access to thousands affected by CAR violence
    29 september 2015 19:17:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials have again expressed their concern on Tuesday over the Full text...

  • Senegal: AI says new wave of killings shatters peace in CAR
    29 september 2015 18:51:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Amnesty International (AI) has said the new wave of violence which has left dozens of civilians dead and at least 100 injured highlighted the fragility of the reconciliation process in Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Tanzania: IOM condemns weekend violence, looting in Bangui
    29 september 2015 12:46:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has condemned the resurgence of violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), where at least 36 people have reportedly been killed since Saturday and another 100 wounded.Full text...

  • UN: UN, relief agencies condemn renewed violence against civilians in CAR
    28 september 2015 13:15:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The interim UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Marc Vandenberghe, and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday condemned renewed violence against civilians in the capital, Bangui, and called on all parties to respect international law, protect civilians and ensure that they can relocate from insecure areas.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Madagascar faces challenges to reverse worsening development indicators
    22 september 2015 19:50:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Affirming that Madagascar's economic environment remains challenging, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team concluded Tuesday that over the medium term, the key challenge to the Indian Ocean republic remains to secure strong, sustainable, pro-poor growth to help reverse the deterioration in development indicators. Full text...

  • UN: Another sexual allegation rocks UN peacekeepers in CAR
    16 september 2015 13:13:08
    New York,US (PANA) - A new allegation of sexual exploitation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been received by the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, reportedly committed by one of its civilian staff last Saturday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF approves US$11.8m financial assistance for CAR
    16 september 2015 09:13:15
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday announced a US$11.8-million package in financial assistance for Central African Republic (CAR.) under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), to assist the authorities to meet urgent balance of payments needs and to support their emergency economic recovery programme. Full text...

  • UN: UN peacekeeping chief says UN responding to CAR sexual abuse allegations
    14 september 2015 14:57:54
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsous, said that following reports of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse, seven peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been repatriated, while nine have had their payments suspended. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: MINUSCA condemns attack on Rwandan police unit in Bangui
    10 september 2015 17:43:56
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) – The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has strongly condemned an ambush on the Rwandan police unit early Thursday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Vatican announces Pope Francis' trip to Africa
    10 september 2015 17:13:09
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Pope Francis is due to make a pastoral trip to Africa in November 2015 at the invitation of the Heads of State and episcopal conferences of Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic, according to a statement received here Thursday from the Vatican news service. Full text...

  • Congo: Authorities organize census of CAR voters resident in Congo
    10 september 2015 16:00:33
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - A census of citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR), resident in Congo, is being organized to determine those eligible to vote in their country's general elections planned for this year. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights chief says Central African Republic still 'gripped by fear'
    04 september 2015 18:59:03
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein said Friday Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights chief deplores new allegation of sexual abuse in CAR
    03 september 2015 16:37:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ra’ad Al-Hussein Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF announces release of 163 more children by armed group in CAR
    28 august 2015 18:51:26
    New York, US (PANA) - An armed group in Central African Republic (CAR) has released 163 children in the country where thousands of other boys and girls are still serving as combatants, cooks and messengers for the country’s militant factions, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced Friday. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: Clashes in CAR force thousands to seek refuge at MINUSCA base
    27 august 2015 19:19:18
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) – Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton factory inside the compound of the UN peacekeeping mission, the UN refugee agency said Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief official in CAR condemns attack against aid workers
    24 august 2015 18:06:39
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative Full text...

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