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  • Ethiopia: EAJA concludes regional workshop on safety, security of journos
    23 april 2014 16:26:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA) has successfully concluded its five-day regional investigative journalism and corruption reporting training for trainers. Full text...

  • France: CANAL+ AFRIQUE acquires broadcasting rights for 2014 FIFA World Cup
    23 april 2014 16:00:20
    Paris, France (PANA) - CANAL+ AFRIQUE has acquired the broadcasting rights for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be held from 12 June to 13 July in Brazil. Full text...

  • Senegal: Uganda hosts Rotary International meeting
    23 april 2014 15:48:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A Rotary International meeting opened Wednesday in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, with some 1,200 participants from across the world attending, organizers informed PANA. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU-led troops in CAR capture LRA commander
    23 april 2014 15:45:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Troops of the African Union-led Regional Task Force (AU-RTF) in Central African Republic (CAR) have captured a commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Lt. Charles Okello, the AU Commission said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisians begin head count
    23 april 2014 14:49:54
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The 2014 general population census in Tunisia began on Wednesday, under the theme: "Let’s get counted to develop our country". Full text...

  • UN: Panel issues new guidelines on rights of people with disabilities
    23 april 2014 14:23:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has issued a new guidelines, which stressed that people with disabilities have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives, including the right to take risks and make mistakes. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF warns of malnutrition crisis in South Sudan
    23 april 2014 13:54:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the surging violence in South Sudan is exacerbating an already "very dangerous" malnutrition crisis in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: World Book Capital demands release of abducted school girls
    23 april 2014 13:23:53
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt, which is the 2014 World Book Capital, Wednesday made a collective demand for the immediate release of the girls who were abducted from their school in Chibok in the northern state of Borno, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Libya: Italy to begin second phase of Libyan soldiers' training
    23 april 2014 13:04:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Italian army is set to begin the second phase of the training programme for 2,000 Libyan soldiers, under a military cooperation agreement which has already seen 341 soldiers trained in the first phase. Full text...

  • Zambia: Ban Ki-Moon congratulates Zambia on LLDCs chairmanship
    23 april 2014 12:56:41
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has congratulated Zambia and its Ambassador Mwaba Kasese-Bota on the country’s election to the chairmanship of the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) Group. Full text...

  • South Africa: Talks to end 3-month mining strike resume
    23 april 2014 12:49:23
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Talks between the Chief Executive Officers of South Africa's leading platinum companies and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) resumed Wednesday with no end to the crippling three-month strike in the platinum sector. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Insurgents threaten parents of missing school girls
    23 april 2014 09:27:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected members of the violent Boko Haram sect have threatened to kill the parents of the missing school girls in Nigeria if they continue to search for their children. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy condemns murder of second Somali lawmaker
    22 april 2014 20:57:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Following the murder on Tuesday of Somali parliamentarian, Mr. Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal, the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu, the UN envoy in the country strongly condemned the incident. Full text...

  • Tunisia: PM backs hosting of world social forum
    22 april 2014 19:26:29
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian Prime minister, Mehdi Jomâa, on Tuesday pledged his government's support for the world social forum that will be hosted by his country on 15 March next year. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Public health workers suspend strike
    22 april 2014 18:36:41
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Health workers have suspended their strike, which paralyzed services in public hospitals Sunday in Cameroon, after André Mama Fouda, the Minister of Public Health, vowed to find solutions to the workers' problems. Full text...

  • Libya: Security forces raid gun markets in Benghazi
    22 april 2014 15:21:48
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan security forces (army and the police) on Monday raided the "bird market" of Benghazi, a popular market where weapons and drugs are sold, PANA reported, saying, however, that officials have yet to indicate the outcome of the raid. Full text...

  • Sudan: SAF recaptures locations in South Kordufan
    22 april 2014 15:11:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) said it has recaptured, from the armed opposition, five gold-rich areas and set free 7,500 people held by the rebels in South Kordufan, the official Radio Omdurman reported on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Injured Sudanese evacuated from troubled South Sudan
    22 april 2014 14:45:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs says five Sudanese nationals, injured in the fight between South Sudanese government and dissident groups, have been evacuated to Juba, but said there are no specific number on those killed last week. Full text...

  • Sudan: UNICEF warns, water shortages facing children in Bentiu
    22 april 2014 14:38:20
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Tens of thousands of people who fled targeted ethnic violence in Bentiu last week are receiving just one litre of safe drinking water per day in the desperately overcrowded UN base, the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) said in a press release, obtained by PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: US travel warning on Zambia raises concern
    22 april 2014 14:21:03
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The opposition National Restoration Party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo says the travel advisory by the United States government last week, warning its citizens to beware of the increased crime rate in Zambia should come as no surprise. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Kikwete dismayed by high rate of road crashes
    22 april 2014 08:41:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian authorities were dumbstruck after a road crash claimed 11 lives Monday, bringing the toll from road accidents to 46 in just one month. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Military operations between Tunisia and Algeria extended
    21 april 2014 22:02:53
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – A joint military operation between Algeria and Tunisia to flush out terrorists has been extended to several zones of Mount Chaambi, which separates the two countries, the spokesperson for the Tunisian Defence ministry, General Tawfik Rahmouni, said on Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia sets up crisis committee to monitor abduction of diplomats in Libya
    21 april 2014 20:47:53
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia has set up a crisis committee to monitor the abduction of Tunisian diplomats in Libya, Tunisian Prime minister Mehdi Jomâa, said on Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya denies arrival of special forces to free kidnapped Jordanian ambassador
    21 april 2014 20:30:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – No Arab or special foreign force has arrived in Libya to liberate the kidnapped Jordanian ambassador, Faouaz al-Aytan, the spokesperson for the Libyan foreign affairs ministry, Saïd al Assoued, said on Monday. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy condemns murder of Somali parliamentarian
    21 april 2014 17:04:28
    New York,US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, on Monday condemned the murder of parliamentarian, Mr. Isaak Mohamed Rino, and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice. Full text...

  • UN: Mission in South Sudan condemns ethnic killings in Bentiu
    21 april 2014 16:54:21
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned the opposition forces in the country which killed "hundreds of South Sudanese and foreigners" after determining their ethnicity or nationality when they captured Bentiu last week. Full text...

  • Libya: 2 die in armed clashes in Libyan city
    21 april 2014 16:47:02
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Two people were killed on Sunday in armed clashes in the Libyan city of Sebha (South), a town known for tribal clashes, hospital sources said. Full text...

  • Senegal: Senegalese army seizes huge quantity of indian hemp
    21 april 2014 14:44:25
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese army on Sunday seized a large quantity of Indian hemp and other drugs, the commander of the southern military zone, Col. Cheikh Wade, announced here on Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: UNAIDS Chief lauds Mauritian achievement in the struggle against HIV/Aids
    21 april 2014 14:32:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibe, said Mauritius is among the first African countries with almost 80% of funds allocated to HIV/Aids coming from local sources. Full text...

  • Libya: Tunisian kidnapped in Libya urges his country to negotiate with captors
    21 april 2014 10:37:48
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - An employee of the Tunisian Embassy who was abducted 21 March in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has called on the Tunisian authorities to negotiate with his captors. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian refugees plan demonstration over unfulfilled govt. promises
    20 april 2014 15:48:45
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The association of Mauritanians repatriated from Senegal (ARMS) plan to hold a protest march from the Boghe (River valley), 310 kilometres away, to the capital, Nouakchott, to draw attention to government's inability to fulfill its promises to the returnees, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Benin: Govt. splashed 150 million CFAF on private media in 2012
    20 april 2014 10:57:50
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – As part of its programme to assist the private media, the Beninese government granted over 150 million CFAF to the organizations in 2012, sources close to the country’s higher audiovisual and communication regulation authority (HAAC) disclosed here Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya: Portuguese embassy attacked in Tripoli
    20 april 2014 10:37:37
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Portuguese embassy in Tripoli was attacked on Friday by unknown gunmen who injured the security guard, the spokesperson for the Libyan foreign affairs ministry, Said Lassoued, announced here on Sunday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Amnesty International wants capital punishment abolished in Tunisia
    20 april 2014 09:02:09
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The chairperson of Amnesty International’s office in Tunis, Lotfi Azzous, on Saturday called on Tunisian authorities to abolish the capital punishment, recalling the reign of Habib Bourguiba, the first president of Tunisia, which was marked by the execution of 129 people, mostly political opponents, PANA reported from Tunis. Full text...

  • Kenya: 281 refugees taken back to refugee camps
    19 april 2014 16:27:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Kenya government has transferred 281 refugees from Nairobi to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps. Full text...

  • Togo: World Bank approves US$150 million for 'Excellence Centre' projects in W. Africa
    19 april 2014 12:23:06
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The World Bank has approved US$150 million for the financing of 19 excellence centres in universities of seven West African states. Full text...

  • Nigeria: '14 more abducted school girls return, 85 still unaccounted for'
    19 april 2014 09:22:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Another set of 14 of the 129 school girls who were abducted from a school in Nigeria's northern state of Borno have escaped from their abductors, bringing the total number of those found so far to 44, the local media reported on Saturday, quoting state Commissioner for Education Inuwa Kubo. Full text...

  • Senegal: Archives of Francophone Africa to be on Internet before 2017
    18 april 2014 20:38:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The archives of former francophone Africa (AOF) will be computerized and released on the Internet before 2017, the director of French national overseas archives, Benoit Van Reeth, said in Dakar on Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian soldier killed in mine explosion near Algerian border
    18 april 2014 18:47:56
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – A Tunisian soldier was killed and another injured on Friday in a land mine explosion on Mount Chaambi, near the border with Algeria, the Tunisian Defence ministry indicated here. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council considers bravery medal for peacekeepers
    18 april 2014 16:16:36
    New York, US (PANA) - A medal for peacekeepers who have demonstrated acts of bravery while serving with UN missions is being considered by the Security Council, PANA reports. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Police begin nationwide Special anti-terror operations
    18 april 2014 16:00:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Police Force Friday announced the commencement of special operations nationwide to ensure a seamless and secure Easter Celebration free of violence of the Boko Haram terror group. Full text...

  • Sudan: Humanitarian agencies denounce attack on civilians in South Sudan
    18 april 2014 14:21:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Humanitarian organizations operating in South Sudan Friday issued a statement condemning attacks and violence against civilians in hospitals, churches, UN peace keeping mission bases and other areas where civilians have sought sanctuary. Full text...

  • Egypt: Philips brings history to life by illuminating historical Baron Palace in Cairo
    18 april 2014 12:41:33
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The global leader in lighting, Royal Philips, has unveiled a stunning lighting makeover of the historic and renowned Baron Palace, one of the oldest buildings in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, as part of its fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow. Full text...

  • Burundi: Regional press union condemns threats to journo
    18 april 2014 11:20:13
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA) has condemned the threats against Nibasumba Alexis, a correspondent for Radio Bonesha based in Bururi Province in the south of Burundi. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Press boss arrested
    18 april 2014 08:24:02
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Director of Publication of Rwandan weekly ''Umusingi'', Mr. Stanley Gatera, was arrested Thursday after he was allegedly caught extorting US$450 from a local businessman, police sources told PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN: Family visit flights resumed in Western Sahara
    17 april 2014 22:11:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Thursday that following many months of suspension, family visit flights between Sahrawi refugees living in camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and their families in the territory of Western Sahara has resumed. Full text...

  • UN: Ban 'strongly condemns' attack on UN base in South Sudan
    17 april 2014 21:54:52
    New York, US (PANA) - Amid escalating violence in northern and central South Sudan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned Thursday's attack on civilians and peacekeepers at the UN mission base in Bor, the war-torn capital of Jonglei state, by a mob of armed civilians who forced their way into the facility and opened fire on displaced persons sheltering inside. Full text...

  • Nigeria: IOC condoles with Nigeria over Abuja bombing
    17 april 2014 20:45:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach Thursday condoled with Nigeria over Monday's bomb blast that left at least 75 dead and 216 injured on the outskirts of the nation's capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • Sudan: International, regional organizations to support DDR
    17 april 2014 19:46:12
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A joint mission of the African Union, Arab League, World Bank and United Nations has agreed, at the end of a three-day visit to the Sudan on Thursday, to support programmes to reintegrate veterans in the community. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt says girl-child most hit by Boko Haram violence
    17 april 2014 19:29:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government said Thursday the Nigerian girl-child remains the worst hit by the increasing rate of terror attacks in the country. Full text...

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