Society -
  • Botswana: Crippled Zimbabwean sues Botswana govt
    24 april 2017 15:57:11
    Botswana, Gaborone (PANA) – A Zimbabwean man is suing the Botswana Police Service (BPS) for P4.5 million (approximately US$ 436,844.16) after a corporal punishment left him paralysed, the country’s tabloid newspaper, The Voice, reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan, Nigeria to cooperate in fight against terrorism
    24 april 2017 15:38:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Defence Minister, Gen. Awad Ibn-Aof, has assured that Sudan is ready to cooperate with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, according to the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA). Full text...

  • Chad: UNICEF says 25 million children out of school in conflict zones
    24 april 2017 09:41:06
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) – More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said on Monday. Full text...

  • Algeria: Rights group criticises Algerian authorities for poor response to domestic violence
    24 april 2017 06:50:22
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Police inaction, insufficient shelter space, and ineffective investigation and prosecution often leave domestic violence survivors in Algeria at risk of further mistreatment despite a new law criminalising spousal abuse, Human Rights Watch has said. Full text...

  • South Sudan - Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan 'more important than ever' - UN official
    24 april 2017 04:07:14
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's “biggest challenges,” the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) said on Sunday as he wrapped up a visit to the north-western Wau region. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria, Bangladesh share experience in counterinsurgency
    23 april 2017 10:06:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has said his experience with the Bangladesh National Defence has been very useful in counterinsurgency operations against Boko Haram in the north-east of the country. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Rights watchdog claims hidden abuses by Egyptian military in North Sinai
    22 april 2017 07:20:45
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International says information it has gathered confirms that members of Egyptian military are responsible for at least seven unlawful killings, including shooting dead at point blank range an unarmed man and a 17-year-old child. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Rights group raises red flags of 'imminent' execution in Nigeria prison
    22 april 2017 07:06:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Human rights watchdog Amnesty International is asking the Nigerian authorities to immediately scrap plans to execute death row inmates in Kirikiri prison in Lagos, saying there were reports from inmates that the prison’s gallows were being prepared and one inmate had been isolated possibly in preparation for execution. Full text...

  • France: Spread of literacy among women highlighted in UNESCO anniversary global review
    21 april 2017 20:55:46
    Paris, France (PANA) – The increase in reading and writing proficiency among women is a result of the significant up tic in their enrolment and completion of primary education over the last five decades, even as overall funding for adult literacy has remained low, a recently-launched study by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has found. Full text...

  • Somalia: WFP air-lifts food, medical supplies to 31,000 famine-stricken Somalis
    21 april 2017 20:40:38
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – As the drought intensifies in south and north-eastern Somalia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday airlifted to Mogadishu enough high-energy biscuits to assist 31,000 people for three days. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UNHCR sending urgent relief items for Congolese civilians fleeing to Angola
    21 april 2017 18:01:56
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations refugee agency is shipping tents, mosquito nets and other essential relief items to Angola, where some 9,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have fled this month alone. Full text...

  • US: UNICEF calls for action to prevent more deaths in Central Mediterranean
    21 april 2017 16:35:49
    New York, US (PANA) – Noting increases in number of migrants, including children, attempting to reach European shores using the Central Mediterranean route, from North Africa to Italy, and consequent rise in number of deaths, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for safe and legal pathways for those who are fleeing conflict, poverty and depravation. Full text...

  • Switzerland: 'Kasai violence drives over 11,000 Congolese to seek refuge in Angola'
    21 april 2017 14:13:04
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A spike of violence in the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now forced over 11,000 refugees to seek safety in Angola, the UN refugee agency said in Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Gambia's new gov't urged to have roadmap for prosecutions of Jammeh-era crimes
    21 april 2017 11:01:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Gambia’s government should act to prosecute those responsible for grave crimes committed during the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh, human rights watchdog Human Rights Watch said on Friday. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea: Rights groups call for release of human rights defenders
    21 april 2017 10:44:59
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The Equatorial Guinean authorities should immediately release two men who head the country’s leading human rights organization, seven human rights and transparency organizations said on Friday. Full text...

  • US: UN seeks more ‘cost-effective’ flight logistics in peacekeeping, political missions
    21 april 2017 07:01:29
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday launched an initiative to boost efficiency of United Nations planes and flights, as it was revealed that the Organization spent close to US$750 million from 2015 to 2016 on air assets in its peacekeeping and political missions. Full text...

  • France: UN says global assessment on higher education reveals disturbing disparities
    20 april 2017 17:20:10
    Paris, France (PANA) – Noting the lack of sufficient institutions to cater to the growing demand for higher education as well as increasing disparities in its access, the United Nations educational and scientific agency has presented a series of steps to make such education more equitable and affordable. Full text...

  • Kenya: Zimbabwe authorities slammed for intimidating civil rights activist
    20 april 2017 11:54:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The continued persecution of human rights activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is a deliberate ploy by the Zimbabwean authorities to harass, intimidate and, ultimately, silence him, Amnesty International said on Thursday ahead of his court appearance on 21 April 2017. Full text...

  • Botswana: Fake social media news syndrome hits Botswana
    20 april 2017 10:10:49
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has condemned fake social media accounts using the country’s coat of arms without official authorisation. Full text...

  • US: Peacekeepers in South Sudan working to strengthen protection of civilians – UN chief
    19 april 2017 20:00:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has done “significant work” to more effectively protect civilians and respond in case of a crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said in a letter to the President of the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • South Sudan: 'South Sudan women, girls face extremely high risk of sexual assault'
    19 april 2017 19:06:12
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Without peace in South Sudan, millions of people will go hungry and millions of women and girls could be raped as they try to go about their daily lives, including as they search for food, a senior United Nations official warned on Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: Discovery of more mass graves reveal 'unfolding horror' in DRC – UN rights chief
    19 april 2017 18:59:19
    New York, US (PANA) – Raising alarm over increasing reports of serious human rights violations in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations human rights chief has underscored that the scale and nature of the allegations could warrant an investigation by an international mechanism, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • Sudan: US archaeologists repair Sudanese cemetery
    19 april 2017 18:48:40
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A joint mission of the Sudanese Dongola University and the American Michigan University is operating, along with other missions, on a Qatari-financed project to repair an ancient cemetery of Sudanese Nubian Pharaohs. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Amnesty International slams Egypt's 'draconian' security amendments laws
    19 april 2017 10:37:32
    Tunis. Tunisia (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, says a set of legislative amendments approved by the Egyptian parliament last week in the name of security will sanction mass arbitrary arrests, enable indefinite detention without charge or trial and will severely undermine fair trial guarantees. Full text...

  • Mauritius: PM Minister announces 'zero tolerance' to drugs, corruption
    19 april 2017 10:04:07
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on Tuesday night told Parliament that his government has adopted a zero tolerance policy with regard to the relentless fight against drugs and drug trafficking which often give rise to corruption. Full text...

  • Mali: UN peacekeepers, Malian forces targeted in ‘cowardly’ terrorist attacks
    19 april 2017 08:03:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali has strongly condemned the “cowardly” attacks that took place against its personnel as well as members of the national armed forces, and voiced deep concern at ongoing insecurity in the northern and central parts of the country. Full text...

  • US: Grotesque rape chants expose 'campaign of terror' in Burundi – UN rights chief
    19 april 2017 07:49:44
    New York, US (PANA) – Raising alarm over an apparent “widespread pattern” of rallies in many places across Burundi where young men from the Imbonerakure militia – the youth wing of the ruling political party – repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill opponents, the top United Nations human rights official has called on the authorities to promptly act to stop such incitement to violence. Full text...

  • US: Nigerian held for robbing four New York banks
    19 april 2017 07:42:11
    New York, US (PANA) - A 53-year-old Nigerian, Abdullahi Shuaibu, has been arrested by the New York Police for allegedly robbing four Manhattan banks. Full text...

  • US: Unity within Security Council vital to prevent mass atrocities – UN chief
    19 april 2017 06:20:28
    New York, US (PANA) – Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday stressed the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities. Full text...

  • US: Diseases, sexual violence threaten Somalis, South Sudanese escaping famine – UN
    19 april 2017 06:13:18
    New York, US (PANA) – Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'Tourism is Africa's development tool' - UNWTO candidate
    18 april 2017 16:43:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - For many African countries, tourism is a principal export and a recognized development tool, but the industry faces "tremendous challenges including insecurity issues in many areas of our continent," Africa's candidate for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said Tuesday Full text...

  • US: UN rights chief condemns 'campaign of terror' in Burundi
    18 april 2017 16:15:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Raising alarm over an apparent “widespread pattern” of rallies in many places across Burundi where young men from the 'Imbonerakure' militia – the youth wing of the ruling political party – repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill opponents, the top United Nations human rights official has called on the authorities to promptly act to stop such incitement to violence. Full text...

  • South Africa: New Nelson Mandela project in the pipeline
    18 april 2017 15:00:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The City of Cape Town on Tuesday launched a public participation process about a major proposal to commemorate the life and work of former South African President Nelson Mandela with a statue and exhibition at City Hall. Full text...

  • Zambia: Opposition leader Hichilema appears in court for Treason
    18 april 2017 14:56:10
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, appeared in court Tuesday under tight security facing charges of treason, among others. Full text...

  • Kenya: Nearly 9,000 migrants rescued in one weekend in the Mediterranean
    18 april 2017 14:49:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A total of 8,360 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean by the Italian Coast Guard and many civil society rescue ships between 14 Friday and Sunday 16 April, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Full text...

  • France: Global operation targets child sexual abuse material exchanged via messaging apps
    18 april 2017 11:42:21
    Lyons, France (PANA) – An operation into the exchange of child sexual abuse material via mobile applications has led to 38 arrests in Latin America and Europe, INTERPOL announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana to weed out out 'bogus' engineers
    18 april 2017 09:13:56
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s Engineers Registration Board (ERB) has announced its intention to crack the whip on unregistered and bogus engineers practising in the country. Full text...

  • Ghana: Christians celebrate Easter
    16 april 2017 06:44:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Christians throughout the world are on Sunday celebrating Easter, the day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights body says South Sudan soldiers, allied militias kill civilians in Wau
    15 april 2017 17:36:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Government soldiers and allied militias deliberately killed at least 16 civilians in South Sudan’s western town of Wau on 10 April, 2017, in what appears to be an act of collective punishment, Human Rights Watch has said. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Violence erupts again in several places across South Sudan - UN
    15 april 2017 17:19:13
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – A senior United Nations official in South Sudan has called for restraint and underlined the need to ensure the protection of civilians as fresh fighting has erupted between Government and opposition forces in a number of locations across the country. Full text...

  • Gambia: CPJ calls for immediate release of Somaliland journalist
    15 april 2017 12:47:10
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Somaliland authorities should immediately release jailed Hangool News journalist Abdirahman Arab Da'ud and cease intimidation of other members of the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. Full text...

  • South Sudan: WFP 'outraged and heartbroken' by killing of three workers in South Sudan city
    14 april 2017 17:50:06
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Expressing “horror” at the killing of three workers contracted by its office in Wau, South Sudan, during violence that wracked the city earlier this week, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has called on the authorities to bring those responsible for the “unspeakable violence” to justice. Full text...

  • South Sudan: IOM says thousands of people displaced by recent violence in Wau
    14 april 2017 14:22:36
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - A recent upsurge in violence beginning 10 April has displaced an estimated 8,000 people in South Sudan’s Wau town, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Rights group urges Nigeria to step up efforts to release Chibok girls
    14 april 2017 07:10:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian authorities must ramp up efforts to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls and thousands of others abducted across the northeast by Boko Haram, says Amnesty International. Full text...

  • UN: Top UN officials reiterate appeals to save millions at risk of famine in 4 countries
    14 april 2017 06:43:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior United Nations officials on Thursday refocused the spotlight on Secretary-General António Guterres’ mid-February 'call to action' on behalf of some 20 million people across four countries that now face the risk of famine. Full text...

  • Ghana: Christians mark Good Friday
    14 april 2017 06:24:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Christians throughout the world are marking Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 2 soldiers killed in Niger Delta during military clash with sea robbers
    13 april 2017 15:46:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two soldiers were killed in Rivers State, Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, on Wednesday after they responded to a distress call by “heavily armed sea robbers”. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari reassures again on release of Chibok girls
    13 april 2017 14:38:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reassured Nigerians that his administration would do everything necessary to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls as his government is in contacts and negotiations with the Boko Haram abductors towards the safe return of all the girls. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU urges delimitation of Eritrea-Ethiopia boundary
    13 april 2017 09:30:21
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Expressing its deep concern about the delayed implementation of the 2000 Algiers peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the European Union (EU) on Thursday warned that the present stalemate continues to put regional stability in the Horn of Africa at risk. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta signs new anti-torture law
    13 april 2017 09:25:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to a law that gives effect to provisions of the Constitution that guarantee freedom from torture, cruelty and punishment, his office said on Thursday. Full text...

parcours parcours [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS