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  • 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...

  • UN: UN chief receives #WithRefugees petition, urges global solidarity
    17 september 2016 15:08:07
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of the 19 September UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted a 1.3 million signature-strong petition that expressed solidarity with millions of refugees. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief official calls for greater global support for IDPs in Niger
    16 september 2016 20:15:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Wrapping up a four-day mission in Niger, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Africa’s Sahel region, Mr. Toby Lanzer has called on the international community to show increased support for the people of Diffa and the rest of the Lake Chad Basin who have been displaced from their homes amid the violence of Boko Haram’s insurgency. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights expert group concludes first visit to South Sudan
    16 september 2016 18:48:04
    New York, US (PANA) - Concluding the first visit to South Sudan, the Chairperson of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, Ms. Yasmin Sooka, on Friday expressed deep concern over rights violations and the slow implementation of the August 2015 peace agreement between rival political factions. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR says South Sudan refugees hit one million
    16 september 2016 17:48:36
    New York, US (PANA) - As instability and violence persist in South Sudan, the number of South Sudanese seeking safety and shelter in neighbouring countries has crossed the one million mark, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya: One million South Sudanese refugees flood East African states
    16 september 2016 17:02:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries have hit one million, including 185,000 people who fled fresh violence in Juba on 8 July, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday. Full text...

  • US: American government builds new embassy complex in Niamey
    16 september 2016 16:43:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Friday commenced the construction of a new embassy building in Niamey, Niger, describing it as "an important symbol of enduring friendship with the people of Niger." Full text...

  • US: US donates US$11 million to support refugee resettlement programmes
    16 september 2016 16:35:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Friday announced a contribution of US$11 million to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support the Emerging Resettlement Countries Joint Support Mechanism (ERCM), a platform established to help countries create robust and sustainable refugee resettlement programmes. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief says SDGs are 'building blocks for peace'
    16 september 2016 14:30:15
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of the International Day of Peace, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday stressed that each of the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in December last year by 193 UN-member states, are the "building blocks" for peace and progress. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief chief allocates US$10 million to bolster aid response in southern Chad
    16 september 2016 06:02:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has approved the allocation of US$10 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster humanitarian operations in Chad. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR report says 6 million refugee children out of school
    15 september 2016 19:45:56
    New York, US (PANA) - More than some six million school-age children under the mandate of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have no school go to, the agency reported Thursday, noting that refugees were five times more likely to be out of school than the global average. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Oxfam report finds 4 million refugees, asylum seekers fleeing to conflict countries
    15 september 2016 18:30:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Close to four million refugees and asylum seekers have fled from one conflict zone to another, Oxfam International said Thursday ahead of two summits on migration in New York next week. Full text...

  • US: IMF appoints Ethiopian economist as Director of African Department
    15 september 2016 15:07:47
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Ms. Christine Lagarde on Thursday announced her intention to appoint Abebe Aemro Selassie as Director of the IMF’s African Department. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF monitors child-related data for SDGs implementation
    15 september 2016 14:42:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a 'Time Machine' that will use data storytelling to highlight the lack of availability of statistics on children and particularly those related to child-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU official says tense, unpredictable situation persists in Darfur
    15 september 2016 13:26:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The security situation in the restive region of Darfur in western Sudan remains "tense and unpredictable", a senior official of the African Union (AU) said here Thursday. Full text...

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