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  • Tunisia: Tunisian army chief of staff resigns - Spokesperson
    30 july 2014 21:06:48
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The chief of staff of the Tunisian army, General Mohamed Salah Hamdi, on Wednesday resigned his post, the spokesperson for the Tunisian Defence ministry, Rached Bouhawla, said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Security forces arrest three Boko Haram suspects
    30 july 2014 20:12:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian security forces on Wednesday arrested three suspects including two women believed to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the northwestern State of Katsina. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan condemns Boko Haram's attacks on schools, places of worship
    30 july 2014 20:00:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday severely criticized the terrorist Boko Haram for attacking places of worship, schools and other soft targets in their "mindless war" against the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Another female suicide bomber kills at least three in Kano Polytechnic
    30 july 2014 19:40:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A female suicide bomber Wednesday blew herself up at the Kano Sate Polytechnic, in northwestern Nigeria, killing at least three people and critically wounding another six. Full text...

  • US: UN calls for action to eradicate trafficking in persons
    30 july 2014 19:25:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN marked its first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons on Wednesday by calling on the international community to end impunity for perpetrators and help victims, especially women and children, who continue to be particularly vulnerable to the perfidious trade. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges solidarity among human family
    30 july 2014 19:06:43
    New York, US (PANA - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged all people in the world to reach out to one another as friends and build long-term foundations for lasting peace devoid of violence. ) Full text...

  • France: INTERPOL joins global call to end trafficking in persons
    30 july 2014 15:25:20
    Lyon, France (PANA) - INTERPOL is backing the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons, celebrated on 30 July, to raise awareness of the millions of children, women and men forced into modern-day slavery each year. Full text...

  • Malawi: Running battles in Malawi capital as vendors protest burnt market
    30 july 2014 13:56:04
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Tension was high in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, Wednesday following the running battles between police and vendors as the latter were protesting the burning of one of the markets in the city. Full text...

  • Gambia: Jammeh wants African leaders to unite in combating Boko Haram
    30 july 2014 12:37:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, has called on African leaders to agree on a regional plan of action to combat Boko Haram in Nigeria and violence across the continent, Full text...

  • Libya: Abducted MP released
    30 july 2014 11:25:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Mustapha Abou Chagour, the abducted member of Libya's parliament, has been released by his abductors a few hours after he was kidnapped in the capital city of Tripoli Tuesday by unidentified men, the Libyan television reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Guinea: Guineans mourn victims of beach tragedy
    30 july 2014 09:39:03
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guineans Wednesday began a week of national mourning following the deaths recorded in a crowd crush during a cultural event at the Taouayah beach on the outskirts of the capital, Conakry, Tuesday night, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Burundi: DR Congo envoy rejects claims of military training for youths from Burundi
    29 july 2014 17:31:09
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – DR Congo (DRC) Ambassador in Burundi, Salomon Banamuhere, has rejected reports that Burundian youths were undergoing military training in his country. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Muslim Council urges eligible voters to register for general polls
    29 july 2014 15:23:43
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – On the occasion of the Muslim festival of Eid El Fitr, the Muslim Council of Tanzania has called on all eligible Tanzanian voters to register in time for the general and presidential polls due to be held in the country towards the end of 2015. Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition targets Zuma again over luxury home
    29 july 2014 13:30:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday tabled a motion in the National Assembly calling for the re-establishment of a committee probing President Jacob Zuma’s luxury private home. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Disappointed Mauritius slams Obama’s attitude to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    29 july 2014 12:29:42
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolan, on Tuesday denounced the United States for its support for Israel and said he is disappointed by President Barack Obama. Full text...

  • UN: World’s least developed countries urge partnerships to boost productive capacity
    28 july 2014 23:00:28
    New York, US (PANA) - With the kick-off of the UN post-2015 sustainable development agenda fast approaching, ministers and senior government officials from across the globe have gathered in Cotonou, Benin, on Monday to discuss how to strengthen the world’s 48 least developed countries to produce more goods and trade in international markets more efficiently. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan condemns terror attacks in 2 Nigerian states, Cameroon
    28 july 2014 21:50:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has ''wholeheartedly'' condemned the recent terrorist attacks in the northern states of Kano and Adamawa States as well as the kidnap of the Lamido of Kolofata in Northern Cameroon, Lamido Seini Lamine, and the wife of the Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council tasks Ban on UN mission in CAR
    28 july 2014 20:17:54
    New York, US (PANA) - With preparations underway for the UN to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Security Council on Monday requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC Chairperson greets Muslims on Eid-El-Fitr
    28 july 2014 18:45:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Monday greeted Muslims across Africa on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr marking the end of the month-long fasting. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council calls on Malian parties to advance peace efforts
    28 july 2014 17:52:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Monday commended the parties to the inter-alian dialogue on the recent adoption of a roadmap and called on them to fully comply with their commitments, including by engaging in comprehensive peace talks. Full text...

  • Togo: Imam rises against Boko Haram at Eid prayers in Lomé
    28 july 2014 17:41:32
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Actions of Nigerian rebel group 'Boko Haram' are ''contrary to Islam'', according to the deputy imam of the Central Mosque of Lomé, El hadj Zahary Agoro. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritians celebrate Eid ul Fitr Tuesday
    28 july 2014 16:18:56
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Islamic religious festival Eid-ul-Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan will be celebrated Tuesday in Mauritius, PANA has reported from here. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA says Liberian journalist's arrest linked to his ''critical views''
    28 july 2014 15:30:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Accra-based press freedom watchdog, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), on Monday described the arrest and detention of Octavian Williams, a journalist and publisher of the Nation Times newspaper in Liberia, as ''an unwarranted calculated ploy to clamp down on critical views''. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Four die, 8 injured in Nigeria blast
    28 july 2014 14:27:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Four persons died and eight others were injured in a bomb explosion at a fuel station in Nigeria's northern city of Kano Monday, the police said. Full text...

  • South Africa: Media groups slam jailing of journo, lawyer in Swaziland
    28 july 2014 13:02:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Prominent media groups have slammed the Swaziland High Court’s decision to sentence one of the kingdom’s leading editors and a human rights lawyer to two-year prison terms. Full text...

  • Libya: Rocket hits fuel depot, causes huge fire in Tripoli
    28 july 2014 10:31:58
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A fuel tank located in a depot on the road to Tripoli Airport has been hit by a rocket, causing a huge ball of fire and forcing the Libyan Government to seek international assistance, the government said in a statement on Sunday evening. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights group deplores jailing of Swazi journo, lawyer
    28 july 2014 07:32:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices, Amnesty International has said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Five die in Nigeria church attack
    27 july 2014 22:20:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Five persons were killed when an explosive device was lobbed at a Catholic church in Nigeria's northern city of Kano Sunday, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Libya: 26 die, 40 wounded in Benghazi clashes
    27 july 2014 10:16:52
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - The violence that has ravaged Libya's second city of Benghazi continued unabated on Saturday, when clashes between the Libyan Army's special forces and armed groups left 26 dead and 40 wounded. Full text...

  • Togo: Eid-el-fitr to be celebrated Monday in Togo
    26 july 2014 14:01:15
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Eid al-fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of Muslim fasting, will be celebrated Monday, 28 July, in Togo, sources from the Togolese Muslim Union told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAJA condemns intimidation of Editors by Tanzanian police
    26 july 2014 11:27:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA) Saturday condemned an incident in which two editors were summoned by the police in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for questioning over stories linking local patrol police to corruption. Full text...

  • South Africa: Apartheid South Africa's sordid relationship with Israel back in the spotlight (News analysis by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent)
    26 july 2014 10:51:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s sordid and testy relationship with Israel is back in the spotlight as the crisis in Gaza this week reached new heights and the death toll soared to more than 900. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Crash victims’ families angry at Air Algeria
    26 july 2014 10:19:27
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Families of victims of the crash of Air Algeria’s flight AH5017 are angry at the Algerian company. Full text...

  • Nigeria: US dismayed by harsh sentencing of Swazi Human Rights lawyer, journalist
    26 july 2014 10:04:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US is deeply dismayed by the sentencing of human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and magazine editor, Bheki Makhubu, to two years in jail without the option of parole for a contempt of court conviction for publishing an article critical of the High Court of Swaziland. Full text...

  • Nigeria: US applauds signing of roadmap for Mali peace talks
    26 july 2014 09:42:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The United States government has applauded the agreement reached in Algiers on 24 July establishing a road map for talks between northern rebel groups and the Government of Mali. Full text...

  • Sudan: Zambian national freed after three weeks in captivity in Darfur
    25 july 2014 21:19:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A Zambian national working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was on Friday freed after three weeks in captivity in the hands of armed men in South Darfur state, Western Sudan. Full text...

  • UN: ICC prosecutor urges Libyans to halt violence
    25 july 2014 20:33:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Bensouda, says she is "deeply troubled" by the escalating violence in Libya, and called on all parties to refrain from committing criminal acts that may fall within the jurisdiction of the Court. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF, WFP warn of 'hunger catastrophe' for South Sudanese children
    25 july 2014 20:23:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Two senior UN humanitarian agencies on Friday called for action to stop a potential famine in South Sudan which, they say, is being allowed to happen, just as it occurred in Somalia and the Horn of Africa three years ago. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU ready to lead West African military battle against Nigeria's Boko Haram
    25 july 2014 18:41:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) is prepared to take over the regional task force prepared by four West African countries to battle the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, a top official of the AU, said on Friday. Full text...

  • France: INTERPOL response team deployed over Air Algerie crash
    25 july 2014 17:54:49
    Lyon, France (PANA) – An INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT) is to be deployed to help coordinate international disaster victim identification (DVI) efforts following the crash of an Air Algerie flight heading to Algeria from Burkina Faso with 116 passengers and crew on board. Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes roadmap adopted by parties at inter-Malian peace talks
    25 july 2014 17:37:22
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Malian parties on the adoption of a roadmap at the end of the first round of peace talks, while expressing deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in parts of northern Mali. Full text...

  • Zambia: Civil society organisations condemn sentencing of prominent Swaziland activists
    25 july 2014 16:09:09
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Civil society organisations from southern Africa have condemned the conviction and unreasonable sentence handed down by Judge Mpendulo Simelane in the Mbabane High Court in Swaziland. Full text...

  • Kenya: Regional leaders meet in Nairobi to fight youth unemployment
    25 july 2014 16:04:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Outgoing Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa, Mrs. Mary Robinson, has asked the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) to address the question of youth unemployment, and to make recommendations on how to mitigate its effects on individual countries or on the region as whole, where over half of the population is made up of young people, and unemployment rate is around 34%. Full text...

  • South Africa: Media company in major cost-cutting moves
    25 july 2014 15:32:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – It has been a bleak week for South Africa’s multi-billion dollar media industry, with some of the country’s publishing giants laying off staff, slashing titles and restructuring. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Jailed son of ex-Mauritanian president extradited from Morocco
    25 july 2014 11:52:23
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Jailed Sidi Mohamed Ould Haidallah, son of the former Mauritanian president, Mohamed Khouna Ould Haiddallah, has been extradited to Mauritania after serving time in Morocco, the private news agency, AL AKHBAR, reported on Friday, quoting Mauritanian judicial sources. Full text...

  • Benin: Benin mourns victims of Malaysian Airlines crash
    25 july 2014 09:17:44
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The government in Benin has declared Friday a day of national mourning across the country in memory of the victims of the plane crash involving flight MH 17 of the Malaysian Airlines in Ukraine last week, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: One killed, eight injured in Kano blast
    25 july 2014 07:01:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Thursday's bomb attack in Nigeria's northern city of Kano killed one person and injured eight others, the police said. Full text...

  • Mauritius: NGO condemns arrest of Malagasy journalists
    25 july 2014 05:47:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian rights group Human Rights Indian Ocean has condemned the arrest of Malagasy journalists Jean-Luc Rahaga and Didier Ramanoelina for publishing a letter from a reader in their daily 'Madagascar Matin'. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council happy with Central African Republic ceasefire
    24 july 2014 22:52:14
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN Human Index shows poverty decline slows down in Africa
    24 july 2014 21:04:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The rate at which poverty is being eliminated in Africa has slowed down due to food price increments, heightened political discontent and poor income spread in most towns and rural areas, affecting 585 million people in Africa, according to a UN report released on Thursday. Full text...

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