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  • South Africa: Zuma on visit to Uganda, Tanzania
    21 december 2014 08:43:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma early Sunday departed for Kampala on the start of a two-day trip to Uganda and Tanzania. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda
    20 december 2014 16:01:39
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day on Saturday by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inlcusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for all. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council appeals to armed groups in CAR to lay down arms
    20 december 2014 15:30:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the recent resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and reiterated its appeal to all parties to the conflict to "immediately and permanently" lay down their arms, release all children from their ranks, and embark upon the path of dialogue as the only viable means towards achieving lasting peace. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council urges more potent fight against transnational crime, terrorism
    19 december 2014 20:50:54
    New York, US (PANA) - Amid a proliferation of well-funded and well-organized transnational criminal activities in Africa, the Middle East and beyond, the UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution spotlighting its concern over the ties between cross-border crime and terrorism and called on UN member states to ramp up efforts in combating the two activities. Full text...

  • Tunisia: WFP concerned about worsening food situation in South Sudan
    19 december 2014 20:33:14
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday expressed grave concern about the food crisis in South Sudan, saying that “the situation remains precarious for 2.5 million people who were beginning a New Year without being sure they could have food for their families". Full text...

  • UN: UN investigation uncovers attacks on civilians, abductions, sexual violence in South Sudan
    19 december 2014 18:36:47
    New York, US (PANA) - There is reason to believe that at least 11 civilians were killed and several other serious rights abuses were committed during an attack by opposition forces on Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's Unity state in October this year, according to a report issued Friday by the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Full text...

  • Tunisia: Train-bus collision claims six lives in Tunisia
    19 december 2014 16:33:21
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Six persons were killed and 32 others seriously injured when a bus collided with a freight train early Friday in the Tunisian city of Tabalba, security sources here told PANA. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan President signs controversial terrorism law
    19 december 2014 15:00:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday signed the new Security Act 2014 into law, shortly after its passing during an acrimonious session which saw parliamentarians exchange blows, bit, kicked and stripped one another. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Media workers in Nigeria suspend strike after two days
    19 december 2014 14:39:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two days after embarking on a three-day warning strike, Nigeria’s public media workers are back at their duty posts, following agreements reached with government to resumed further discussions and negotiations. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR condemns massacres in DRC's Beni area
    19 december 2014 13:58:08
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UNHCR said on Friday it was greatly concerned by the ongoing killings and other human rights violations against civilians in the Beni area of DR Congo’s North Kivu Province. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: 5,000 migrants died in 2014, says IMO
    19 december 2014 11:39:19
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – On the occasion of celebrations marking the International migrants’ day Thursday, the Managing Director of the International Migration Organization, (IMO), William Lacy Swing, has called for urgent action to save the lives of migrants who usually embark on dangerous trips across sea and deserts in the hope for better life in their destination countries. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in West Africa condemns latest spate of attacks in Nigeria
    19 december 2014 04:41:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Mr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has strongly condemned a series of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria which reportedly left over 30 people dead and resulted in the abduction of some 200 others. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Jihadists claim 2013 murders of Tunisia secular politicians
    18 december 2014 22:13:39
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Jihadists, who have joined the Islamic State, have claimed in a video released on Thursday the 2013 murder of two secular politicians that plunged Tunisia into crisis, warning of more killings, PANA learned from local authorities. Full text...

  • DR Congo: DR Congo to start marking weapons
    18 december 2014 20:55:18
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has decided to begin the marking of weapons belonging to the State as well as other weapons coming in from the disarmament operations, according to UN statement sent to PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: Donors pledge over US$418.6 million for 2015 UN humanitarian response fund
    18 december 2014 19:58:12
    New York, US (PANA) - International donors have pledged US$418.6 million for a UN fund aimed at enabling the speedy delivery of humanitarian aid into the epicentres of crisis zones around the world, but it failed short of a broader appeal made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN top relief official. Full text...

  • UN: UN rights chief welcomes conviction of DRC army officer for crimes against humanity
    18 december 2014 19:32:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein Full text...

  • UN: UN officials urge greater attention to 'precarious' situation of migrants
    18 december 2014 18:46:28
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Thursday said too many migrants still live and work in precarious and unjust conditions, calling for the fulfilment and protection of the human rights of the world's 232 million migrants. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Defence counsels boycott trial of anti-slavery activists in Mauritania
    18 december 2014 16:36:27
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Defence counsels for Mauritanian anti-slavery activists whose trial was scheduled for Thursday before the court of Rosso, 200 km from the capital, Nouakchott, did not show up because they regarded the hearing as an imitation, informed sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Kenya: Death toll climbs to 6 in Kenya collapsed building
    18 december 2014 13:48:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Rescue workers pulled two more bodies from the site of a Kenyan collapsed building Thursday, bringing the death toll to six after an overnight search. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum wants UNSC to abrogate resolution referring Darfur case to ICC
    18 december 2014 12:32:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to abrogate the resolution referring to the International Criminal Court (ICC) the Darfur case for trial of President Omar Al-Bashir. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military court sentences 54 soldiers to death over refusal to fight Boko Haram
    18 december 2014 09:30:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Nigerian military court has sentenced 54 soldiers to death by firing squad for refusing to fight against the insurgent group Boko Haram, in the second of such judgement since September Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF alerts on children's situation in CAR
    18 december 2014 08:57:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Two out of five children urgently needing humanitarian aid in Central African Republic (CAR) are without it, thanks to a critical lack of funding and continued conflict, a year after extreme violence tore through the country, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief calls for more global action in 2015
    17 december 2014 18:58:42
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed Full text...

  • Tunisia: African refugees face difficult situation in Tunisia
    17 december 2014 18:43:06
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Refugees from different parts of Africa face a very difficult situation in Tunisia, an official of the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights, Masoud Ramadani, said at news conference here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in Libya encouraged by positive response towards dialogue
    17 december 2014 18:16:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Wednesday said that Full text...

  • Sudan: US welcomes Sudan's accession to UN protocol against human trafficking
    17 december 2014 17:18:38
    Khartoum, Sudan(PANA) -The United States Embassy in Khartoum has welcomed accession by Sudan two weeks ago to the UN protocol on combating trafficking in persons. Full text...

  • South Africa: Chairperson of national broadcaster forced to resign
    17 december 2014 15:36:09
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Wednesday resigned following a major scandal over her political qualifications that severely embarrassed the government, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Kenya: Blogger in court for demeaning presidential authority
    17 december 2014 15:30:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan blogger Robert Alai, was charged Wednesday with the offence of undermining Presidential authority after posting comments deemed to demean President Uhuru Kenyatta. Full text...

  • Kenya: One dead, seven pulled from rubble of collapsed building
    17 december 2014 15:11:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - One person died while seven people were pulled out alive from a collapsed residential building in Nairobi Wednesday, rescue workers said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Media workers in Nigeria begin strike
    17 december 2014 14:23:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Less than 24 hours after unveiling a media code of ethics for the coverage of the 2015 general elections, the two main public media workers union, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Radio Television Theatres and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), Wednesday began a three-day warning strike. Full text...

  • Libya: 7 Libyan soldiers killed in armed clashes in Benghazi
    17 december 2014 13:38:24
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed, three of them in a car bomb explosion, while 36 others were injured in armed clashes in Benghazi, according to hospital sources. Full text...

  • Gambia: Vice President urged the youth to work hard
    16 december 2014 22:50:29
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia’s Vice President, Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, has said the country’s youth have to work hard in order to leave a legacy of good character, healthy livelihood and sustainable environment. Full text...

  • Senegal: Malian President says Islam has nothing to do with terrorism
    16 december 2014 22:13:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on Tuesday said that Islam is a religion of peace and has nothing to do with terrorism. Full text...

  • Gambia: 'Youth unemployment as high as 38%'
    16 december 2014 21:29:16
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Youth unemployment in The Gambia stood at 38 per cent while the national average for all adults stood at 28.9 per cent in 2012, according to The Gambia’s 2014 Human Development Report. Full text...

  • Gambia: US Embassy marks 10th anniversary of Deyda Hydara murder
    16 december 2014 21:18:56
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The US Embassy in Banjul on Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the killing of Deyda Hydara, a prominent Gambian journalist. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges more UN-AU cooperation on peace, security in Africa
    16 december 2014 20:37:56
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says cooperation between the Full text...

  • UN: UN official welcomes conviction of DRC army officer for crimes against humanity
    16 december 2014 20:26:00
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, on Tuesday welcomed the conviction of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, saying the verdict sends a very clear message to perpetrators of sexual violence in DRC that they cannot hide behind a badge or evade justice with a uniform. Full text...

  • Togo: Open Days of Togolese press get underway in Lome
    16 december 2014 19:36:25
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Open Days of the Togolese press, an annual event aiming to promote the image of the press in the country, opened Tuesday in Lome with the holding of panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions. Full text...

  • Senegal: "Take Africa's concerns into account", Peace forum urges international community
    16 december 2014 19:16:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Africa's voice must be listened to and its concerns taken into account when dealing with peacekeeping and fighting against insecurity on the continent, according to several participants of a debate on the theme "United Nations/African Union: which synergies” that was held Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Senegal: Former UN official says African security, development are inseparable
    16 december 2014 18:25:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Security and development in Africa are like two sides of the same coin, none of which can go without the other, according to Abdoulie Janneh, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Full text...

  • Libya: Fajr Libya bombards Libyan oil guards
    16 december 2014 16:37:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Troops based in the central Libyan city of Sirte and allied to a coalition of Islamist groups known as Fajr Libya on Tuesday carried out air raids on positions of guards deployed around oil installations in the eastern city of Ras Lanouf, but according to military sources, they caused no damage. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma calls for unity of South Africans on historic 16 December anniversary
    16 december 2014 16:15:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Millions of South Africans on Tuesday commemorated the Day of Reconciliation by reflecting on two of the most important historical events that shaped the country. Full text...

  • Togo: Togo, Ghana sign cross-border project for drinking water
    16 december 2014 15:42:59
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togo and Ghana have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a cross-border water project, dubbed "Drinking water Sogakope-Lome", which will supply about four million consumers in both countries with drinking water, PANA learnt here from official sources Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Researcher examines repercussions of Islamic radicalism in the Sahel
    16 december 2014 13:56:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Dr. Bakary Sambe, a Senegalese researcher, Tuesday disclosed that several countries in the West African sub-region are threatened by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) phenomenon and the Sahel is a favourable terrain for jihadists. Full text...

  • Sudan: Ireland contributes US$ 3m to Sudan Humanitarian Fund
    16 december 2014 13:48:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The government of Ireland has donated over US$ 3 million to help address the growing humanitarian needs in the Sudan, the UN said in a press statement Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission condemns violence in Libya, calls on all parties to join dialogue
    16 december 2014 07:21:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned what it termed the "sharp" escalation in violence in the country and urged both sides to cease military operations immediately and give political dialogue a chance. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council extends mandate of UN Liberia mission
    16 december 2014 07:10:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), tailoring this mandate to focus on civilian protection, humanitarian assistance Full text...

  • Tanzania: AfDB fines Chinese company for fraud on DRC road project
    15 december 2014 20:32:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Monday imposed a three-year debarment on China First Highway Engineering Co. Ltd (CFHEC) following admission of fraudulent and collusive practices in an AfDB-financed project in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Senegal: Africa is not in flames – ISS Executive Director
    15 december 2014 20:23:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Dr. Jakkie Cilliers, the Executive Director of South African-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS), on Monday observed that despite an increase in violence in some parts of Africa, the “continent is not in flames”. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights chief laments on situation in South Sudan
    15 december 2014 19:26:50
    New York, US (PANA) - Highlighting the "dreadful" situation of civilians in South Sudan, the Full text...

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