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  • Libya, IOM set up working group to coordinate migration issues
    22 november 2017 19:34:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Government of National Accord has announced the launch of a special working group on immigration, chaired by the ministry in collaboration with the UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM), to coordinate efforts at regional and international levels. Full text...

  • CAR president on working visit in Brussels
    22 november 2017 19:08:16
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Central African Republic’s President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who is in Brussels for a working visit, on Wednesday took part in a high-level debate held at the European Parliament, on a renegotiated strategic partnership between the European Union and Africa. Full text...

  • Mnangagwa meets Zuma before returning to Zimbabwe
    22 november 2017 16:28:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa left for Zimbabwe on Wednesday after briefing South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Mnangagwa flies back home
    22 november 2017 15:44:37
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Former Zimbabwean vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived back home on Wednesday from South Africa following the resignation on Tuesday of Mr. Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • Gambia to embark on reform of the Civil Service
    22 november 2017 12:18:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambian government is taking steps to reform the civil service, Mrs Amie Bojang-Sissoho, Director of Press and Public Relations at the Office of the President, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mnangagwa's swearing-in as president 'set' for Friday
    22 november 2017 10:55:23
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Emmerson Mnangagwa, former vice-president is set to be sworn in as president on Friday, state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has announced. Full text...

  • Kenya opposition leader hails Mugabe exit from power
    22 november 2017 09:51:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has hailed the exit of long-time Zimbabwean ruler, Robert Mugabe, saying his resignation after nearly 40 years in power proves free elections are the way to sustain democracy. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans breathe air of freedom as they welcome new era
    22 november 2017 04:45:24
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabweans are breathing a fresh air of freedom on Wednesday, following the resignation of their only leader since independence in 1980, as they welcome a new era that they have longed for and hope will restore their past glory. Full text...

  • President Bashir to meet Putin in Russia
    21 november 2017 19:11:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir leaves Khartoum on Wednesday for Russia where he is due to meet President Vladimir Putin and other officials for talks on economic, political and investment relations. Full text...

  • Buhari says current political challenge in Liberia will be resolved constitutionally
    21 november 2017 18:48:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Liberia's current political challenge will be resolved constitutionally, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday when he received the President of Togo and current chairman of ECOWAS, Mr Faure Gnassingbe, in Abuja. Full text...

  • Protesting Liberian parties appeal against ruling to electoral board
    21 november 2017 18:14:08
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Liberia's ruling Unity Party (UP) and the Liberty Party on Tuesday announced an appeal to the Board of Commissioners of the National Election Commission (NEC) after the Dispute Hearing Officer denied and dismissed their complaint of irregularities and fraud in the 10 October polls. Full text...

  • 2ND LEAD: Celebrations in Zimbabawe as President Mugabe resigns
    21 november 2017 17:57:19
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - News of the resignation of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has sparked wild celebrations across the southern African country. Full text...

  • South Africa's official opposition calls for fresh elections in Zimbabwe
    21 november 2017 17:44:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance said President Robert Mugabe’s resignation is a major victory for the people of Zimbabwe who have suffered greatly under his reign. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe President Mugabe bows out of office
    21 november 2017 17:37:31
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) – Zimbabwe President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has resigned. Full text...

  • LEAD: President Mugabe resigns
    21 november 2017 16:54:41
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Tuesday resigned after a week of pressure from the military, War Veterans, ruling ZANU-PF and the general population. Full text...

  • Zuma heads to Zimbabwe as Mugabe impeachment talks begin
    21 november 2017 16:35:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma and Angolan President Joao Lourenco were due in Harare late Tuesday following talks between regional leaders on the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • AU issues all out appeal for response to Libyan migrant crisis
    21 november 2017 16:26:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission has appealed for logistical support from all AU member states to airlift and repatriate African migrants stuck in Libya, Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Tuesday. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: President Mugabe resigns
    21 november 2017 16:15:41
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zimbabwe has resigned after a week of pressure from the military, War Veterans, ruling ZANU-PF and the general population. Full text...

  • Process to impeach President Mugabe begins
    21 november 2017 14:22:40
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The process to impeach President Robert Mugabe began on Tuesday with the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda reading the rules and regulations, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has reported. Full text...

  • Botswana President Khama tells President Mugabe to step down
    21 november 2017 12:25:53
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has sent a letter to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe asking him to resign. Full text...

  • Former vice-president Mnangagua wants President Mugabe to resign
    21 november 2017 11:00:04
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Former Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has stepped into the political crisis in the country asking President Robert Mugabe to resign as the ruling ZANU-PF party begins the process to impeach him while the military urges patience as they work to take the country of the fast moving situation. Full text...

  • Positive outlook for African governance, but some warning signs - Mo Ibrahim Index
    20 november 2017 20:48:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched on Monday by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent’s Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe defence and security services urge 'calm, patience' in political crisis
    20 november 2017 20:31:16
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The Zimbabwe Defence Defence and Security Services are urging Zimbabweans to remain calm and patient as they work to take the country out of the current situation. Full text...

  • Zambia's President Lungu to attend SADC Troika summit on Zimbabwe
    20 november 2017 13:53:05
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu will on Tuesday travel to Luanda, Angola, to attend the extraordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) organ Troika on politics, defence and security cooperation to discuss the unfolding developments in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe awaits next move as President Mugabe ignores party's deadline to resign
    20 november 2017 11:23:27
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The people of Zimbabwe are on Monday awaiting the next move of the ruling ZANU PF to remove President Robert Mugabe as he has ignored the noon (1000GMT) deadline to resign or be impeached. Full text...

  • LEAD: Kenyan Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta victory in controversial repeat elections
    20 november 2017 10:00:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Supreme Court in Kenya on Monday dismissed two election petitions seeking to block the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying they “lacked merit” and are “hereby dismissed”. The verdict effectively paves the way for Kenyatta’s swearing-in for his seond term on 28 November 2017. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Kenya Supreme Court upholds President Kenyatta's election victory
    20 november 2017 08:37:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenya Supreme Court on Monday upheld the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 26 October election re-run. Full text...

  • President Mugabe hangs on despite pressure to step down
    19 november 2017 19:53:26
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Sunday refused to step down despite the ruling ZANU PF sacking him earlier as its leader. Full text...

  • Kenyan opposition calls for international response after deadly round of violence
    19 november 2017 19:04:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan opposition alliance said 14 people were killed by men riding motorbikes on Sunday and its leaders called for international intervention after deadly violence. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe due to bow out of presidential office Monday
    19 november 2017 18:42:32
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) – An extraordinary Congress of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU PF party set for next month is expected to ratify former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as successor of President Robert Mugabe who was fired from the nation’s top office on Sunday. Full text...

  • ZANU PF sacks Mugabe, calls for reinstatement of former VP Mnangagwa
    19 november 2017 15:10:12
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU PF party has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader, while the party’s Youth League called for the immediate reinstatement of Emmerson Mnangagwa as the country’s Vice President and Second Secretary of the revolutionary party. Full text...

  • President Mugabe faces crucial week
    19 november 2017 07:11:43
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe faces a crucial week that could see the end of his hold on power in the southern African country after nearly four decades. Full text...

  • President Mugabe to meet military leaders on Sunday
    18 november 2017 18:43:54
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will meet the command element of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) on Sunday, the state broadcaster has announced. Full text...

  • LEAD: Tens of thousands march to demand end of President Mugabe's rule
    18 november 2017 16:31:47
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans on Saturday poured into the streets of cities across the country to celebrate Wednesday's take over of the country by the military and demand that beleaguered President Robert Mugabe must step down. Full text...

  • President Zuma addresses Zimbabwe impasse
    18 november 2017 15:48:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday said the African region was committed to supporting "the people of Zimbabwe" following this week’s dramatic military intervention, and expressed optimism that the situation could be resolved peacefully. Full text...

  • South Africa's opposition EFF canvases for asylum for Mugabe
    18 november 2017 12:23:53
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on the government to grant Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe political asylum. Full text...

  • 'Solidarity rally' gets under way in Harare to force President Mugabe out
    18 november 2017 10:37:33
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans are attending a rally in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe who has led the country since independence in 1980. Full text...

  • Three shot dead in Kenyan opposition march in Nairobi
    17 november 2017 20:46:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Three people were shot dead and scores of others wounded when police used live ammunition against supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who braved tear gas, water cannon trucks and road barricades to welcome him back from a tour of the United States on Friday, witnesses and opposition party officials said. Full text...

  • (ROUNDUP) Zimbabwe ruling party calls for Mugabe to step down
    17 november 2017 20:09:13
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Eight out of 10 Provincial Coordinating Committees (PCC) of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party have called on President Robert Mugabe to step down as president of the country and President and First Secretary of the party. Full text...

  • President Mugabe makes first public appearance since Zimbabwean crisis started
    17 november 2017 11:31:35
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who is facing a military coup in his country, on Friday made his first public appearance since armoured vehicles rolled into Harare last Tuesday evening. Full text...

  • SADC holds extraordinary summit to consider Zimbabwe’s political crisis
    17 november 2017 06:44:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An urgent extraordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is due to be held on Friday in Gaborone, Botswana, to consider the situation in Zimbabwe following the military takeover of the country’s administration on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 'UN plan for post-conflict transition in Libya makes headway'
    17 november 2017 05:02:42
    New York, US (PANA) – The political process for a successful post-conflict transition in Libya has made significant headway over the past two months, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan Supreme Court retreats to write ruling on election annulment
    16 november 2017 18:03:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court, David Maraga on Thursday announced the finalization of marathon sittings on a challenge to the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and promised a ruling would be made on 20 Nov on the validity of the elections. Full text...

  • Estonian President Kaljulaid on official visit in Rwanda
    16 november 2017 17:52:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Thursday started a two-day official visit to Rwanda on the second leg of a two-nation Africa tour that she started in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • South Africa opposition calls for fresh Zimbabwe elections
    16 november 2017 11:58:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said the instability in Zimbabwe is cause for concern for all African countries which stand for democracy on the continent. Full text...

  • President Zuma convenes urgent SADC meeting on Zimbabwe
    16 november 2017 09:44:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma, who is also chairperson of gthe Southern African Development Community (SADC), has convened a crisis meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Rights group urges Zimbabwe military to ensure safety of all in political crisis
    16 november 2017 07:09:27
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has asked the Zimbabwe Defence Force (ZDF) to ensure the safety and security of all people in the country as the military consolidates its hold on power after putting President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Full text...

  • UN rights chief urges DRC authorities to allow peaceful expression of dissent at protests
    15 november 2017 22:39:35
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday called on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to lawfully handle demonstrations organised by those protesting the updated electoral calendar for general elections. Full text...

  • AU monitoring developments in Zimbabwe
    15 november 2017 19:53:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union on Wednesday called for a democratic transition in Zimbabwe in accordance with its Charter on democracy and good governance. Full text...

  • U.S. Embassy 'confident in integrity' of Liberia's 10 October polls
    15 november 2017 18:49:31
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The United States Embassy in Liberia said on Wednesday it has "confidence in the integrity" of the presidential and representative elections held in the West African country on 10 October. Full text...

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