Society -
  • Nigeria: 611 teachers killed by Boko Haram in 6 years, 19,000 flee North Eastern Nigeria
    23 september 2016 16:04:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United Nations (UN) Friday said that 611 teachers were killed and 19,000 forced to flee the North-Eastern part of Nigeria between 2009 and 2015 due to the Boko Haram insurgency. Full text...

  • Sudan: US donates US$113 million in additional humanitarian assistance to South Sudanese
    23 september 2016 15:33:59
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The US on Friday pledged some US$133 million in additional humanitarian assistance to South Sudanese people, saying this will also cover refugees who fled to South Sudan. Full text...

  • South Africa: Kwaito musical legend laid to rest
    23 september 2016 15:25:15
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Hundreds of mourners on Friday paid their last respects to kwaito musician Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala at his funeral service in Soweto, South Africa. Full text...

  • UN: Johnson-Sirleaf says ECOWAS committed to combatting terrorism
    23 september 2016 15:02:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Friday in New York said West African governments are collectively committed to combatting terrorism and other trans-border criminal activities, which is affecting the sub-region. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 5,403 IDPs return home in North Eastern Nigeria
    23 september 2016 14:56:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Friday said it has helped a total of 5,403 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) return to their homes after their stay in Camps in the North Eastern State of Borno. Full text...

  • UN: Equatorial Guinea’s FM tasks UN member states on global challenges
    23 september 2016 14:34:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea's foreign and cooperation minister, Agapito Mba Mokuy, has urged UN member states to unite on common fronts in order to resolve global challenges, saying the world is witnessing an overwhelming and incessant wave of immigrants who are fleeing from conflict zones, particularly in Iraq and Syria, as well as in Africa, towards Europe, in the hope of finding a tranquil area in which to live. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Denmark to assist Nigeria in removing landmines
    23 september 2016 07:38:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A six-member delegation from the Danish Refugee Council has offered to assist Nigeria remove mines planted by insurgents in farmlands in the northeast of the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Two soldiers, 15 Boko Haram terrorists killed in gun battle
    23 september 2016 07:20:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army has announced that of two of its soldiers and 15 Boko Haram terrorists were killed in a gun battle on Thursday morning between soldiers and the terrorists in Abadam village, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council adopts resolution on countering terrorist threats to civil aviation
    22 september 2016 19:25:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The global aviation system is of vital importance to economic development and prosperity, and all governments must strengthen, both individually and collectively, aviation security measures, in order to secure a stable and peaceful global environment, the UN Security Council stated on Thursday in a resolution in New York. Full text...

  • UN: Guinea-Bissau leader urges synergy between SDGs, Addis Ababa Agenda
    22 september 2016 15:26:06
    New York, US (PANA) - President Jose Mario Vaz of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday stressed the need for synergy between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development, urging world leaders to honour the commitments they made in the two global agreements. Full text...

  • UN: Biya tasks countries on SDGs, climate change
    22 september 2016 15:16:57
    New York, US (PANA) - Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Thursday in New York urged UN member states to effectively implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change to bring hope and better living conditions for people around the world. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya urges UN to invest in conflict prevention, peacekeeping
    22 september 2016 14:22:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary (CS), Amina Mohamed, Wednesday called on UN member states to pay as much attention to conflict prevention mechanisms as they do to peacekeeping, the ministry's press arm, MFA-Press, said in a news dispatch from New York. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan welcomes US statement on Khartoum's fight against terrorism
    22 september 2016 11:41:50
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Thursday welcomed a statement by the US commending Khartoum’s cooperation in the fight aaaibst international terrorism. Full text...

  • Sudan: Gov't proposes four-party committee to deliver humanitarian aid
    22 september 2016 10:58:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government is proposing a four-party committee made up of the United Nations, African Union, the government and armed opposition to handle humanitarian assistance delivery in the country's war zones. Full text...

  • US: Ban urges ramped up support to meet Peacebuilding Fund’s financial challenges
    22 september 2016 06:27:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations system is being pushed to its limits by an unprecedented number of conflicts and economic crises globally, as well as by climate change and inequalities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday, calling on the international community to help keep the Organization’s Peacebuilding Fund from falling into a dangerous financial position. Full text...

  • UN: Kenyan VP tasks UN Security Council on Somalia
    21 september 2016 20:34:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Addressing the UN General Assembly, Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto on Wednesday implored the UN Security Council to align the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to the threat levels in that neighbouring country, and to provide adequate, predictable funding and other support for the AU mission. Full text...

  • UN: ICC to deliver verdict on Bemba, others on 19 October
    21 september 2016 20:23:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Trial Chamber VII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deliver its verdict on 19 October against former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, and four others, in relation to crimes committed in Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum cautious about improved relations with USA
    21 september 2016 19:05:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan’s ruling party on Wednesday expressed “cautious optimism” on the possibility of having sanctions imposed by the United States against the East African country since 1997 lifted. Full text...

  • UN: Geingob vows to lift Namibians out of poverty
    21 september 2016 18:22:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Namibian President Hage Geingob on Wednesday said the he will use the platform of the Sustainable Development Agenda to drive economic and social programmes toward ensuring a life of dignity for all Namibians. Full text...

  • Sudan: Six persons shot dead by criminals in Sudan's North Darfur
    21 september 2016 17:46:33
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At least six people have been killed by anonymous gunmen in a marketplace in Kutum locality of North Darfur in western Sudan, a Khartoum-based newspaper reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: 420 Rwandan police officers set for UN peacekeeping mission in CAR
    21 september 2016 16:18:49
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A group of 420 Rwandan police officers is ready for deployment on peacekeeping duties in Central African Republic (CAR), according to an official statement made available to PANA in Kigali Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Navy takes delivery of new Chinese-built patrol vessel
    21 september 2016 15:36:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Navy Wednesday announced that it has taken delivery of a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV), Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Unity, which has been under construction in the Peoples’ Republic of China. Full text...

  • South Africa: Disgraced former South African tennis champion begins life as prisoner
    21 september 2016 13:52:45
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's former tennis Grand Slam champion and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt has begun serving a six-year jail sentence at the high-security St Albans prison in the Eastern Cape. Full text...

  • South Africa: South African editors express anger over fake reports on Tutu
    21 september 2016 13:42:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter and the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) have condemned fake news websites which sparked alarm this week by reporting that the Nobel Laureate had died. Full text...

  • Kenya: Amnesty International urges restraint in DR Congo
    21 september 2016 13:08:26
    Nairobi, Kenya(PANA) - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must show restraint in their handling of protests to ensure that they do not inflame tensions in the country, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNESCO chief underlines human rights, dignity for world peace
    21 september 2016 12:04:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Respect for individual rights and dignity of every woman and man must be the starting point in building new partnerships between governments, civil society and the private sector, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said Wednesday on the occasion of International Day of Peace. Full text...

  • Senegal: 120 children in contention for International Children's Peace Prize 2016
    21 september 2016 11:18:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - International children's rights NGO, The KidsRights Foundation, has announced that a record number of 120 nominated children are in contention for the internationally acclaimed Internationl Children's Peace Prize 2016. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Africa marks International Peace Day
    21 september 2016 11:02:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - All citizens of the African Union (AU) member states should rally to the core of “Silencing the Guns” campaign in Africa by 2020, AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said on Wednesday in her message marking International Peace Day. Full text...

  • Zambia: Church bodies oppose creation of Ministry of Religious Affairs
    21 september 2016 08:54:09
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Leaders of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) and the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have opposed the creation of the Ministry for National Guidance and Religious Affairs proposed by President Edgar Lungu. Full text...

  • US: Religious leaders discuss strategies for preventing atrocity
    21 september 2016 06:05:03
    New York, US (PANA) - Religious leaders from different faiths met at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday at an event where Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, said that manipulation of religion – which feeds on people’s fears and can eclipse human reason – fuels religious conflict. Full text...

  • UN: UN unveils set of principles to protect refugees, migrants' rights
    21 september 2016 05:40:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Kate Gilmore, on Tuesday in New York, unveiled a draft set of principles that urges the international community to build on the momentum created by the UN Declaration adopted on Monday by UN member states, on protecting the rights of refugees and migrants. Full text...

  • UN: Deby urges global push to tackle terrorism, support Africa's challenges
    20 september 2016 19:26:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Chadian President Idris Deby on Tuesday in New York said the people around the world are living in a constant state of despair because war, senseless violence, extreme poverty and the effects of climate change have all spread and the hope of resolving them is diminishing. Full text...

  • US: US welcomes cooperation with Sudan on counter-terrorism
    20 september 2016 18:01:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The US State Department on Tuesday welcomed Sudan's recent efforts to increase counter-terrorism cooperation with the US government. Full text...

  • UN: UN General Assembly President urges more efforts to implement SDGs
    20 september 2016 17:55:22
    New York, US (PANA) - UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson has said that while it is evident the 2030 Sustainable Agenda is being increasingly used as the framework for improved national development plans around the world, "we are far from where we need to be." Full text...

  • UN: ICC delivers judgement on Mali's Al Mahdi 27 September
    20 september 2016 16:22:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Trial Chamber VIII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday said it will deliver judgment on the case involving Mali's rebel, Ahmad Al Mahdi, on 27 September, following conclusion of the trial which began on 22 August at The Hague, Netherlands. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA reports decline in freedom of expression violations in West Africa
    20 september 2016 16:13:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Freedom of expression violations have declined by 41 percent in the first half of 2016 across West Africa, according to a new report released Tuesday by Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA). Full text...

  • US: US unhappy with action against human rights NGOs in Egypt
    20 september 2016 15:47:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The US is troubled by the decision of an Egyptian court to freeze the assets of some of the country's leading human rights organizations, including the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, the Hisham Mubarak Law Center, and the Egyptian Center on the Rights to Education and their leaders. Full text...

  • US: US disappointed with protest, harassment in DR Congo
    20 september 2016 15:32:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Tuesday said it was deeply alarmed by reports of violence that occurred alongside civic protests in Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which reportedly resulted in the deaths of protesters and police. Full text...

  • UN: Ban condemns deadly DR Congo clashes
    20 september 2016 06:18:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday in New York expressed deep concern about the violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Kinshasa, and several other locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Full text...

  • UN: UN, partners launch U$10.7 million humanitarian appeal for Libya
    19 september 2016 20:29:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and humanitarian agencies in Libya on Monday issued an urgent appeal for $10.7 million to meet life-saving emergency assistance for close to 80,000 people located within the Libyan city of Sirte until the end of the year. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in CAR condemns attack on villages
    19 september 2016 20:27:29
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central Africa Republic (MINUSCA) on Monday condemned recent violence in Ndomete and Kaga Bandoro in the country, calling on local communities to remain calm and teh mission's right to take appropriate measures to prevent destabilization of the situation. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Niger Delta militants attack another major oil pipeline.
    19 september 2016 20:15:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The turbulence in Nigeria's oil production continues as unrepentant Niger Delta militants attacked another major oil pipeline operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in Ekuigbo community in Ughelli North Council Area of Delta State. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram terrorists kill 8 civilians in northeastern Nigeria
    19 september 2016 19:59:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Six civilians were killed Monday by Boko Haram terrorists who ambushed commercial vehicles which were under escort of the Nigerian Army in Sanda area while travelling to Maiduguri in the northeastern State of Borno. Full text...

  • US: EU leader calls for orderly movement in global migration
    19 september 2016 18:32:14
    New York, US (PANA) – No other global problem is more urgent today than the ongoing migration of millions of people, European Union (EU) President Donald Tusk told the UN summit for refugees and migrants held Monday in New York. Full text...

  • UN: UN announces young leaders for SDGs
    19 september 2016 16:26:19
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday in unveiled the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full text...

  • UN: World leaders adopt declaration to protect rights of refugees, migrants
    19 september 2016 14:51:27
    New York, US (PANA) - World leaders on Monday at the UN headquarters adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which expressed their political will to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale. Full text...

  • South Africa: Tributes flood in for fallen kwaito star
    19 september 2016 09:11:41
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Tributes are flooding in for legendary South African musician Mandoza who died on Sunday after a long battle with brain cancer. He was just 38. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army rescues 43 Boko Haram abductees
    19 september 2016 07:06:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Arm says its troops have rescued 43 abducted persons and recovered 500 cattle from fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Mafa, in northeastern Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Army killed 23 militants in Niger Delta
    17 september 2016 20:55:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Army says its troops killed 23 militants and criminals and recovered 55 assorted weapons from suspected criminals during a military exercise tagged "Operation Crocodile Smile", held in the Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • UN: 140 world leaders to attend SDGs first anniversary in New York
    17 september 2016 17:59:08
    New York, US (PANA) - About 140 world leaders are expected to participate in the first year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs), which was adopted by the UN 193 member states in New York in September last year. Full text...

parcours parcours [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS