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  • Gambia: Calls continue to demand justice for Gambian journalist Chief Manneh disappears
    07 july 2015 21:09:39
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - As Gambia on Tuesday marks the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of Chief Ebrimah Manneh, a reporter for the Daily Observer newspaper, the Gambia Press Union is calling on the government to facilitate investigations into his disappearance by independent United Nations investigators. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Tunisia working on anti-terrorism strategy'
    07 july 2015 20:52:24
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian national anti-terrorism and anti-extremism commission is completing a national anti-terrorism and anti-extremism strategy following terror attacks on the North African country in recent months, a senior official at the Tunisian ministry of Defence, Hakim Ben Soltane, told parliamentarians on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 4 die in road accident
    07 july 2015 20:15:14
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Four people died and a dozen others were injured on Tuesday in a road accident when a vehicle carrying passengers and goods burst a tyre about 60 km from the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief says education is human right
    07 july 2015 19:42:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The Oslo Summit on Education for Development is a chance to reaffirm Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in South Sudan deplores killing of civilian at its protection site
    07 july 2015 18:44:39
    New York,US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned the fatal shooting of an internally displaced person (IDP) at one of its protection-of-civilians sites in Full text...

  • Senegal: GPU calls for immediate release of radio manager in Gambia
    07 july 2015 15:50:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambia Press Union (GPU), an umbrella body for journalists in The Gambia, has called for the immediate release of Mr. Alagie Sisay, the station manager of Teranga FM radio station. Full text...

  • South Africa: Major cocaine find at OR Tambo Airport
    07 july 2015 14:56:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Police and customs officials have confiscated a bag of pure cocaine, weighing about an estimated 26 kilogrammes, at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo international airport in one of the largest drug busts in South Africa. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS Community Court Judges call for amendment of rules of procedure
    07 july 2015 13:42:48
    Owerri, Nigeria (PANA) - Judges of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice have called for the amendment of the Court’s Rules of Procedure to take cognizance of its expanded mandate relating to the protection of the human rights of community citizens. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: Community Court to rule 13 July in Burkina political parties' case
    07 july 2015 13:32:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has fixed judgement for 13 July 2015 in the case brought by seven of Burkina Faso’s political parties contesting the amendment to the country’s Electoral Act which excluded them from participation in the country’s political process, the court said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram threatens Nigerian journo
    07 july 2015 13:07:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has threatened to kill a Nigerian newspaper journalist over a story he did recently, with the group calling him an 'infidel'. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS Chair condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria
    07 july 2015 12:52:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS Chairman and Senegal's President Macky Sall has strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Nigeria that left more than 150 dead and many others injured. Full text...

  • Tanzania: WB report says not all vulnerable people are covered in social safety nets
    07 july 2015 12:49:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A growing number of developing countries are investing in social safety nets to improve the lives and livelihoods of billions of poor and vulnerable people, yet around 55 percent of the world’s poor or 773 million people with acute needs still lack safety net coverage — especially in lower-income countries and in urban areas, said a new World Bank Group (WBG) report published Tuesday. Full text...

  • IFAD: World leaders gathering in Ethiopia urged to discuss funding for future development
    07 july 2015 12:18:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - In six days, world leaders will come together in Ethiopia at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) to discuss how to pay for the elimination of global poverty and hunger, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said Tuesday, noting that the world is “standing at a point of fateful decision”. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: Gov. gives recipe for faster regional integration
    07 july 2015 10:26:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Governor Rochas Okorocha of Nigeria’s South-eastern Imo State has called for the adoption of regional laws that facilitate the realization of the objectives of the ECOWAS by contributing to the development and integration of West Africa. Full text...

  • Mauritius: President Gurib-Fakim issues wake-up call on Planet Earth
    07 july 2015 09:19:44
    Réduit, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has warned against complacency when it comes to the health of the planet, which is intrinsically linked to the survival of humanity. Full text...

  • Kenya: Quarry workers killed in Mandera Al Shabaab ambush
    07 july 2015 08:39:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Fourteen quarry workers have been killed in an Al Shabaab attack in Soko Mbuzi, Mandera, Kenya, while 11 others were wounded, government officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Police raise alarm over rising car theft
    07 july 2015 08:05:12
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The police in Botswana have raised the alarm over the rising cases of car theft in Botswana, with most of the stolen cars taken across the border to South Africa, PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Ban calls for more investigations into former UN chief death
    06 july 2015 21:33:21
    New York US (PANA) - UN member states are being asked to declassify or make available information related to the circumstances surrounding the death of former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold more than 50 years ago. Full text...

  • Kenya: Anti-gay sentiment gains momentum in Kenya ahead of Obama visit
    06 july 2015 19:38:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Political and religious leaders have stepped up a campaign to stop US President Barack Obama from advocating for the rights of gay couples during his visit to Kenya this month. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Two former Tanzanian ministers sent to jail for abuse of office
    06 july 2015 19:31:36
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – A resident magistrate’s court in Dar es Salaam Monday sentenced two former Tanzanian government ministers to three years in jail each after finding them guilty of abusing public office. Full text...

  • Senegal: ICC postpones opening of Ntaganda's trial to September
    06 july 2015 15:57:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has postponed the start of the case of DR Congo warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, from July to September 2015. Full text...

  • South Africa: Heavy jail sentences for plant poachers
    06 july 2015 14:57:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In a ground-breaking ruling, a plant poacher has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a South African court, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army celebrates Day in Boko Haram heartland
    06 july 2015 12:27:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In a move aimed at sending a strong message to the Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian army is holding this year's Army Day Celebration in the North-eastern city of Maiduguri, the spiritual heartland of the terrorists. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 44 dead, 47 injured in Jos bombings (Update)
    06 july 2015 11:39:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 44 people died while 47 others were injured in Sunday night's twin bomb attacks in Nigeria's central city of Jos, according to an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammed Abdulsalam. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared killed in twin blasts
    06 july 2015 08:57:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared to have died in the two explosions that rocked Nigeria's central city of Jos late on Sunday, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • US: US 'stands with Nigeria' in war against terror
    06 july 2015 07:49:52
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has strongly condemned the recent wave of attacks in Nigeria's North-east by the terror group Boko Haram, which has claimed about 150 lives. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari condemns church attack that killed six
    05 july 2015 20:04:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness at Sunday's bomb attack at a church on the outskirts of Potiskum, North-east Yobe State. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Terrorist kills self
    05 july 2015 15:50:29
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - One of the most dangerous terrorists in Tunisia, Hassan Moez, has killed himself in his residence in Bengardane, a border city with Libya, the Tunisian Ministry of Interior said. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 19 illegal migrants rescued off Tunisian coast
    05 july 2015 14:18:45
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian coastguard early Sunday rescued 19 illegal Tunisian migrants whose inflatable boat engine failed and was about to capsize 26 miles off the Tunisian coast of al-Houaria, security sources said here. Full text...

  • Cameroon: French President sues for common front in fight against Boko Haram
    04 july 2015 12:17:46
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The French president, François Hollande, on Friday called for a common front involving Cameroonian and Nigerian authorities in the fight against the terrorist group, Boko Haram. Full text...

  • ICC: CAR's justice minister seeks ICC cooperation on investigations
    03 july 2015 22:33:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The Minister of Justice of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mr. Aristide Sokambi, has called for cooperation between CAR and the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the ongoing ICC investigations in the country. Full text...

  • Mali: Govt condemns attack on MINUSMA convoy
    03 july 2015 19:06:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government has strongly condemned Thursday's attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on the road from Timbuktu to Goundam, said an official communiqué issued Friday in Bamako. Full text...

  • UN: Children bearing brunt of political instability, violence in Burundi, UN warns
    03 july 2015 17:55:01
    New York, US (PANA) - Children, some as young as four years old, are bearing the brunt of the Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian government sets up national poverty observatory
    03 july 2015 16:43:49
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius intends to set up soon a poverty observatory under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment to act as a repository for information on poverty in the country, a government official here told PANA Friday. Full text...

  • ICC: ICC postpones trial of DRC rebel leader Ntaganda to 2 September
    03 july 2015 16:31:15
    New York, US (PANA) - Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA expresses worry over safety of journalists in Guinea
    03 july 2015 16:23:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The subregional rights body, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has expressed worry over the safety of journalists in Guinea following the beating of a sports reporter by a policeman. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Govt. describes attack on Burkinabe soldiers in Mali as 'barbaric'
    03 july 2015 15:42:00
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The interim government in Burkina Faso on Friday condemned the attack on one of its battalions engaged in northern Mali, which left six soldiers dead. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa charged over mine massacre
    03 july 2015 15:37:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Julius Malema, the leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, on Friday visited the site of the high-profile Marikana massacre and laid criminal charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria condoles with Egypt over terror attacks, seeks global anti-terror coalition
    03 july 2015 14:36:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has condoled with Egypt over the recent deadly terror attacks in the North African nation, while also calling on the international community to unite and forge a stronger worldwide consensus for more effective action against global terrorism. Full text...

  • Burundi: Authorities bury 20 Burundian peacekeeping soldiers killed in Somalia
    03 july 2015 13:45:15
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The bodies of the 20 Burundian soldiers, killed in Somalia within the framework of the African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM), were interred on Friday at a cemetery in northwest of the capital, Bujumbura, Burundian national radio reported. Full text...

  • Zambia: Kenyan President in Zambia for state visit
    03 july 2015 13:25:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Zambia Friday for a two-day state visit during which he will open Zambia’s International Trade Fair in Ndola, northern copperbelt province. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari describes latest terror killings as 'inhuman, barbaric'
    03 july 2015 13:05:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest wave of killings by the terror group Boko Haram in the country's North-eastern Borno State, describing them as ''most inhuman and barbaric''. Full text...

  • Kenya: Excitement builds up ahead of Obama's visit to Kenya
    03 july 2015 12:38:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Excitement is building up in Kenya ahead of the 25 July 2015 visit of US President Barack Obama to his fatherland, his first since assuming office as President, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 145
    03 july 2015 10:38:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Boko Haram terrorist group has killed a total of 145 people in two separate attacks in remote communities in Nigeria's northern Borno state, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief deplores deadly attack on UN protection site in South Sudan
    02 july 2015 20:31:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly attack against a UN protection-of-civilians (PoC) site in South Sudan amid a renewed flare-up of violence in the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN condemns attack against UN mission in Mali which killed six peacekeepers
    02 july 2015 20:24:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday condemned the attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which killed six Burkinabe peacekeepers and injured five others. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda Media Commission top executive fired over incompetence
    02 july 2015 18:39:55
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) on Thursday fired its executive secretary, Julius Ndayisaba, for incompetence, after being found guilty of several malpractices, according to an official statement issued in Kigali. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda Media Commission top executive fired over incompetence
    02 july 2015 18:23:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) on Thursday fired its executive secretary, Julius Ndayisaba, for incompetence, after being found guilty of several malpractices, according to an official statement issued in Kigali. Full text...

  • Tanzania: African Water Facility improves sanitation services in Ethiopian town
    02 july 2015 18:16:55
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Arba Minch town in southern Ethiopia will benefit from a €1.2-million grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) to improve sanitation and faecal waste management, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal: AI in Congo aIarmed by detentions, deportations of West Africans
    02 july 2015 17:41:45
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) Thursday expressed alarm over a new wave of arrests, detentions and deportations targeting West African nationals in the city of Pointe Noire in Congo Brazzaville. Full text...

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