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Addis Ababa Jan. 2017
  • AU Border Programme marks 3 crossing corridors between Sudan, South Sudan
    03 april 2018 16:36:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Border Programme (AUBP), through its technical team (AUBPTT), has completed the first phase of marking three of the ten crossing points along the corridors of the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) between South Sudan and Sudan. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    03 april 2018 12:01:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Heightened political tension may dent business climate in Guinea-Bissau, IMF warns
    03 april 2018 09:58:32
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) – Strong growth of government revenue and contained expenditure, sharply narrowed Guinea-Bissau’s overall fiscal deficit on commitment basis from 4.7 percent of GDP in 2016 to 1.5 percent in 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    03 april 2018 09:02:51
    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...

  • AU pays tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
    02 april 2018 19:28:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Expressing “great shock and profound sadness” following the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, described her as “an icon of the liberation struggle against Apartheid”. Full text...

  • AUC Chairperson congratulates Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister
    02 april 2018 19:25:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Monday congratulated Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali on his confirmation as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, following the resignation of his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn. Full text...

  • AU, UN Special Envoys assess funding for AMISOM
    02 april 2018 12:46:03
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Envoys of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) have emphasized a gradual shift of security responsibilities from the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia to the Somali security forces, without retrogressing the progress already made in securing the country. Full text...

  • AMISOM troops repulse Al Shabaab terrorists from three AU bases
    02 april 2018 07:59:36
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, has lauded the AU troops in Lower Shabelle region for the gallantry they displayed, during a confrontation with Al-Shabaab earlier on Monday. Full text...

  • CAF Bureau in Madagascar inaugurated
    31 march 2018 15:11:47
    Mahajanga, Madagascar (PANA) - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has opened its bureau in Madagascar, located in Mahajanga, a city in the northwest coast of the country. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    30 march 2018 15:11:47
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Mauritian rupee
    30 march 2018 11:36:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Australian cricket coach resigns over match-fixing scandal
    29 march 2018 15:03:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The fallout from one of the biggest match-fixing scandals in recent history continues to be felt with Darren Lehmann on Thursday announcing that he is stepping down as coach of the Australian cricket team. Full text...

  • Thursday's foreign exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    29 march 2018 12:03:10
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Rights group says Mauritania's administrative obstacles keep children from School
    29 march 2018 09:40:16
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Mauritania’s national civil registration process is preventing some children from attending public school and taking mandatory national examinations, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    29 march 2018 08:45:16
    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...

  • Revamped UN strategy aims to address root causes of Sahel crisis
    28 march 2018 22:07:03
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The United Nations has reset its action plan to address the root causes of the complex crisis in Africa’s Sahel, a region now home to one out of five people worldwide requiring humanitarian assistance, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    28 march 2018 11:39:36
    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 exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    28 march 2018 11:07:29
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • AU Commission chief meets with Mauritanian President Abdel Aziz
    27 march 2018 19:00:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Tuesday met with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the presidential palace in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian news agency (AMP) reported. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    27 march 2018 11:35:59
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritania's opposition coalition wants mutual electoral process
    27 march 2018 11:32:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian opposition coalition, National Forum for Democracy and Unity (FNDU), on Tuesday called for consultations on the electoral process and warned against the unilateral method currently being implemented by the government. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    27 march 2018 11:05:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritius addresses inequality through more equitable labour markets – WB report
    26 march 2018 17:46:27
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Though often cited as an African success story with substantial economic growth, Mauritius was in the given the last decade marked by limited shared prosperity and increased inequality, according to a newly released World Bank report. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates of Mauritanian Ouguiya
    23 march 2018 13:24:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates of the Ouguiya as issued by Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates of Mauritian Rupee
    23 march 2018 13:18:09
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Friday’s exchange rates of the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Rwanda offers US$1 million support to G5 Sahel joint force
    23 march 2018 13:14:25
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has commended President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, who is current Chairperson of the African Union, for his country’s contribution of one million US dollars in support of the operationalization of the G5 Sahel joint force. Full text...

  • Australia fuels diplomatic spat with South Africa
    22 march 2018 18:33:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A diplomatic spat between South Africa and Australia continues to grow after a senior Australian minister on Thursday refused to backtrack on his efforts to allow white South African farmers to emigrate to the island nation.Full text...

  • AI denounces persecution of anti-slavery organisations in Mauritania
    22 march 2018 15:43:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI), in a report released on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, has revealed that the human rights activists fighting against discrimination and slavery in Mauritania, are being persecuted.Full text...

  • IMF mission announces release of US$ 24 million to Mauritania
    22 march 2018 12:59:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian authorities and the International Monetary Funds (IMF) have agreed on the anticipated conclusion of the first review of the programme supported by the extended credit facility (ECF) that will result in the release of US$ 24 million, according to the mission that stayed in Nouakchott from 8-21 March, 2018. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    22 march 2018 12:03:00
    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
    22 march 2018 11:37:13
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • AU extraordinary Summit initials African free trade area deal in Kigali
    21 march 2018 14:31:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Africa’s embarkation on free trade and free movement promises prosperity for all Africans, as the continent is now set to prioritise the production of value-added goods and services that are “Made in Africa”, Rwandan President Paul Kagame stated on Wednesday as African leaders converged on his country’s capital to initial the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Full text...

  • President Ramaphosa leads South Africa's delegation to AU Summit
    21 march 2018 11:45:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading South Africa's delegation to the African Union’s 10th Extraordinary Summit in Kigali. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    21 march 2018 10:08:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    21 march 2018 08:46:39
    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...

  • African business forum told AfCFTA will boost production, job creation
    20 march 2018 18:23:16
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will help African businesses benefit from economies of scale, and create supply chains that will allow the continent to reduce its import bills, especially for industrial inputs, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, said here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambian President leaves for Rwanda
    20 march 2018 10:20:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Tuesday left Banjul for Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the extraordinary session of the African Union. Full text...

  • Opinion leaders see AfCFTA as game changer for Africa
    20 march 2018 08:35:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – In their bold pursuit of continental integration, African Heads of State and Government will on Wednesday converge on the Rwandan capital, Kigali, to launch the regional Free Trade Area as a new strategy for acceleration of development of their nations through commerce. Full text...

  • AUC chief urges unity of action in creation of African free trade bloc
    19 march 2018 19:41:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Member countries of the African Union (AU) must prove their ability to act as a united bloc in defending the interests of their continent, AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat told the organisation’s Executive Council meeting here on Monday to make final touches to the treaty establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Full text...

  • Africa set for industrialization, opens market of 1.2 billion people
    19 march 2018 18:17:40
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – African countries look forward to great opportunities to be created by the upcoming continental free trade area in advancing the political, social and economic development of Africa as an integrated unit, a senior official of the African Union (AU) said here on Monday. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    19 march 2018 08:58:44
    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...

  • Mauritian President Gurib-Fakim resigns
    17 march 2018 15:00:08
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim intends to step down on 23 March 2018 following misunderstanding between her and Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, her lawyer told journalists here on Saturday. Full text...

  • Int'l community urges Somalis to respect constitutional process in resolving differences
    17 march 2018 10:52:32
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States were extremely concerned by recent political and security developments in Mogadishu, according to a joint statement they issued here Saturday. Full text...

  • AUC Chief in Rwanda for Extraordinary Summit on the Free Trade Area
    17 march 2018 07:00:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, on Friday to take part in the African Union Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area, scheduled to hold on 21 March 2018. Full text...

  • AU Medical Services Directorate commemorates Africa Healthy Lifestyle Day
    17 march 2018 06:14:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Medical Services Directorate on Friday commemorated the Africa Healthy Lifestyle Day at the African Union Commission (AUC) Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the slogan “When your life works your work works”. Full text...

  • South Africa demands retraction from Australia
    16 march 2018 16:50:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The diplomatic spat between Australia and South Africa continues to deepen with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu issuing a diplomatic letter to Australian High Commissioner Adam McCarthy, to demand a retraction of the comments made over South Africa’s land redistribution process. Full text...

  • South Africa slams Australia's political meddling
    16 march 2018 10:25:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The diplomatic spat between Australia and South Africa continues to deepen with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu issuing a diplomatic letter to Australian High Commissioner Adam McCarthy, to demand a retraction of the comments made by over South Africa’s land redistribution process. Full text...

  • AU congratulates Sierra Leone for peaceful, credible General Elections
    15 march 2018 18:47:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday congratulated the people of Sierra Leone for peaceful, transparent and credible General Elections they held on 7 March 2018. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    15 march 2018 15:21:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Diplomatic row over Australia's offer to South African farmers
    15 march 2018 14:47:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A diplomatic row has broken out after an Australian government minister said “persecuted” white South African farmers need help from a “civilised” country. Full text...

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