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  • Buhari says Nigeria welcomes stronger relations with countries
    01 november 2018 17:32:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said that Nigeria welcomes further strengthening of relations with countries, especially in the areas of agriculture and trade. Full text...

  • Burkinabe President Kabore to attend 3rd African Week at European Parliament
    01 november 2018 13:50:12
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Burkina Faso president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, is expected in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday for a working visit during which he will take part in the 3rd African Week, organised at the European Parliament by the group of Socialists and Democrats. Full text...

  • Journalists to set up network for professional reporting of elections in ECOWAS region
    01 november 2018 08:41:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Participants of a two-day media workshop organised by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) have agreed to set up a Network to foster information/experience sharing and coordination of professional reporting of elections for the entrenchment of democracy in West Africa. Full text...

  • Security Council extends mandate of UN peace mission in Western Sahara by six months
    01 november 2018 04:34:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, extended the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), until 30 April next year, a UN statement said. Full text...

  • Nigeria assures China it will implement agreed initiatives
    31 october 2018 13:25:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government has assured the Chinese government that it will implement the 2018 Forum for China African Cooperation (FOCAC) initiatives as a framework for strengthening Nigeria-China relations and Africa in general. Full text...

  • Nigeria's president Buhari congratulates Brazilian president-elect
    31 october 2018 11:40:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated Mr Jair Bolsonaro on his victory in Brazil’s presidential election run-off on Sunday. Full text...

  • South Sudan's exiled leader returns home to boost peace effort
    31 october 2018 11:20:29
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar, who fled into exile through the Democratic Republic of Congo two years ago, has returned to Juba, capital of South Sudan. Full text...

  • EU extends sanctions against 4 Burundians until October 2019
    30 october 2018 11:44:36
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union Council has extended until October next year the targeted sanctions against four Burundians, which consists of a ban to enter the European Union (EU) territory and freezing of their bank assets in member countries, an official statement issued in Brussels on Tuesday said. Full text...

  • French President pledges financial backing for Ethiopia's political reform
    30 october 2018 11:02:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to back ongoing political reforms in Ethiopia with the provision of budget support, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisian President Essebsi condemns Tunis attack
    30 october 2018 10:31:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Beji Caïd Essebsi has strongly condemned the bomb attack perpetrated on Monday by a woman in the city centre of the capital, Tunis, which claimed the lives of eight police officers and a civilian. Full text...

  • ECONEC partners with GIZ to empower media on professional reporting of elections
    30 october 2018 07:50:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has called for trust, openness and cooperation between election management bodies and the media to ensure the delivery of credible, transparent and peaceful elections in West Africa. Full text...

  • Buhari meets with joint UN, AU and ECOWAS election mission in Abuja
    29 october 2018 17:10:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday received members of the Joint United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS Good Offices Mission on Elections in Abuja, saying that Nigeria has left that era in which democratic norms are brazenly subverted, with votes awarded to those favoured by the authorities. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Canada to deepen bilateral relations
    29 october 2018 17:05:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria and Canada on Monday resolved to deepen bilateral relation in the areas of trade and commerce, education, security as well as science and space technology. Full text...

  • Libyan Parliamentary delegation ends visit to France
    29 october 2018 10:23:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A delegation from the Libyan Parliament on Sunday evening concluded a visit to the French capital, Paris, to establish partnership between the two countries in several domains. Full text...

  • Sudan, Eritrea to normalize relations soon
    28 october 2018 20:17:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Neighbors Sudan and Eritrea are on their way to settling their differences and normalizing relations, following a successful regional and internal mediatory efforts. Full text...

  • Pan-African parliament to discuss Libyan crisis with warring parties
    28 october 2018 15:13:17
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Presidency of the African Parliament (PAP) will send a delegation to Libya to discuss the crisis in that north African country with stakeholders and international parties with a view to finding a negotiated settlement to the crisis, the Libyan MP at the PAP, Youssef al-Fakhri, told the press on Sunday. Full text...

  • Efforts of settling Libyan crisis at the heart of Al-Sissi-Conte meeting
    27 october 2018 14:39:53
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has discussed with the Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, efforts to achieve a political settlement of the Libyan crisis in a manner that responds to the aspirations of the Libyan people to restore stability and security, a statement by the Egyptian presidency quoted by Libyan newspapers on Saturday said. Full text...

  • New presidential guard chief appointed in Libya
    25 october 2018 16:17:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Gen. Dhiaddine Mohamed Hussein al-Amrouni has been appointed chairman of the presidential council of the government of national accord, according to a statement released by Full text...

  • Burkinabes remember the fall of Blaise Compaoré
    25 october 2018 15:33:10
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The 4th anniversary of the popular uprising of 30-31 October 2014, which ousted Blaise Compaoré from power and the 3rd anniversary of the resistance against the 16 September 2015 coup will be celebrated on 26-27 October in the 13 regions of Burkina Faso, a statement issued by the government’s information services said. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Parliament swears in first female President
    25 october 2018 10:02:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Parliament swore in veteran UN diplomat Sahlework Zewdie as the new President on Thursday following the resignation of incumbent President Mulatu Teshome, a year before the end of his first term, officials said. Full text...

  • Bill Gates, Tim Cook visit European Parliament
    25 october 2018 09:54:30
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The founder of Microsoft and co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates and the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, on Wednesday visited the European Parliament during the International Conference of data protection and privacy. Full text...

  • Guinean Defence minister visits Mali
    24 october 2018 11:56:47
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Guinea's Defence minister, Dr. Mohamed Diané, who is also State minister in charge of Presidential Affairs, on Tuesday began a working visit in Mali, PANA has learned from official sources. Full text...

  • South African political party accused of fuelling xenophobia
    24 october 2018 09:49:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – An opposition party is under fire for allegedly using language that provokes violence and xenophobia. Full text...

  • ‘Never give up’: UN chief urges all who serve, marking UN Day
    23 october 2018 19:28:56
    New York, UN (PANA) - Marking the 2018 United Nations Day, which falls on 24 October, Secretary-General António Guterres is urging the men and women of the UN, and those they serve, to “never give up” tackling the world’s many challenges. Full text...

  • AU, EU commend G5 Sahel, ECOWAS efforts in dealing with organised crime, terrorism
    23 october 2018 18:23:03
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday commended efforts by the G5 Sahel and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to reinforce regional cooperation to address the threats of terrorism and organized crime. Full text...

  • Sudanese, Egyptian businessmen to meet in Khartoum
    23 october 2018 12:00:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese-Egyptian Businessmen Council is to meet in Salam Rotana Hotel in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, to discuss acceleration of the joint economic and commercial operations, and to prepare for a Sudanese-Egyptian heads of state summit meeting, to be held in Khartoum on Thursday. Full text...

  • Canadian Governor General starts three-day visit to Burkina Faso
    23 october 2018 11:38:54
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, on Tuesday began a three-day visit to Burkina Faso, a statement issued by the Burkina presidency said. Full text...

  • African Air Force Chiefs of Staff meet in Morocco
    23 october 2018 09:58:30
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - African Air Force Chiefs of Staff began their 8th Annual Symposium in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday to discuss regional security challenges and promotion of dialogue. Full text...

  • Africa is 'an important partner' for Russia, says Lavrov
    22 october 2018 19:47:17
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) – The Russian minister of foreign affairs, Serguei Lavrov, on Monday in Moscow said that Africa "is an important partner" for Russia, underlining that the relations with African countries have special backgrounds and are not influenced by international changes. Full text...

  • French FM received by Tunisian president
    22 october 2018 19:38:16
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian president, Béji Caïd Essebsi, on Monday received the French foreign affairs minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is in Tunisia for a working visit, a statement issued by the Tunisian presidency said. Full text...

  • Cameroon's veteran president Biya reelected
    22 october 2018 19:17:31
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon's veteran President, Paul Biya, who has been in power since 1982, has been reelected for his seventh term, the Constitutional Court announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Libyan FM, Spanish ambassador discuss economy, immigration in Libya
    22 october 2018 14:58:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of foreign affairs, Mohamed Tahar Siala, on Monday held discussions in Tripoli with the Spanish ambassador in Tunisia, Francisco de Miguel, on the question of the fight against illegal immigration and the economic cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • 150 companies to partcipate in Mauritania Int'l Trade Fair
    22 october 2018 09:45:34
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – A massive 150 companies will showcase their products from Tuesday when the Mauritanian international trade fair begins in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Mauritania seeks to strengthen ties with Algeria
    22 october 2018 09:35:32
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The Mauritanian Foreign Affairs minister, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on Sunday expressed the desire of his country to develop its "historical and excellent" relations with Algeria, welcoming the positive developments that they have experienced lately. Full text...

  • Angola 'ready to clarify expulsion' of DR Congo nationals
    19 october 2018 11:10:06
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The ambassador of Angola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), José Joâo Manvuel, has said his government is willing to clarify the expulsion of DR Congo nationals from his country as demanded by Angola. Full text...

  • Burkinabe Communication minister calls for accurate reportage of information on terrorism
    19 october 2018 09:36:59
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso's minister of Communication, Remis Dandjounou, has urged journalists to report responsibly on the fresh outbreak of terrorist attacks in the West African country so as not to be the mouthpiece of terrorists. Full text...

  • Police Chief appointed to top civilian post
    19 october 2018 09:18:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame has appointed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel Gasana, as Governor of Southern Province becoming the first ever senior police officer to be assigned a high civilian position in the East African country. Full text...

  • Gambia Joins Francophonie Organisation
    19 october 2018 08:49:04
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia has been admitted as an Observer to the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), the government said in Banjul on Friday. Full text...

  • Kagame shuffles Rwares three in a slight cabinet reshuffle
    18 october 2018 18:22:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday shuffled his cabinet and appointed former Senator Richard Sezibera as new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Full text...

  • Libya's GNA accelerates compensation procedures for Sirte population
    18 october 2018 16:39:17
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya's Government of National Accord is determined to accelerate the compensation to the residents of Sirte whose properties we're brother damaged or destroyed during the Full text...

  • 4th Nigeria-Botswana Joint Permanent Commission meeting opens in Abuja
    18 october 2018 09:16:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The 4th session of Nigeria-Botswana Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation (BNJPCC) opened in Abuja on Wednesday with Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, saying that both countries have signed agreements on cultural cooperation and diplomatic relations as part of efforts to deepen bilateral relations. Full text...

  • Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future
    18 october 2018 02:37:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday. Full text...

  • French foreign minister starts tour of Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso
    17 october 2018 18:31:24
    Paris, France (PANA) – French foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday began a four-day visit to Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso where he will discuss with his hosts bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • South Africa expresses concern over missing Saudi journalist
    17 october 2018 15:19:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa on Wednesday expressed concern over the disappearance of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, following reports that he has been killed. Full text...

  • DRC govt. protests forceful expulsion of its nationals from Angola
    17 october 2018 13:19:10
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in accordance with diplomatic rules, has protested against the massive expulsion of its nationals from Angola, despite an agreement signed to the contrary, according to a communiqué issued by the DRC Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende Omalanga. Full text...

  • Regional experts validate result of ECONEC's study on cost of elections in West Africa
    17 october 2018 11:10:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - After two days of deliberations in Abuja, regional election experts have validated the outcome of the study on the Cost of Elections in West Africa, commissioned by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), with concrete recommendations to make elections more cost-effective, yet credible and democracy, sustainable in the region. Full text...

  • Cameroon Constitutional Council rejects 16 appeals against presidential poll
    17 october 2018 10:50:27
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The Constitutional Council of Cameroon has dismissed 16 out of 18 appeals to partially or totally annul the 7 October presidential election. Full text...

  • Tunisian foreign affairs minister visits Germany
    17 october 2018 09:59:40
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian minister of foreign affairs, Khaemnes Jhinaoui, on Wednesday began an official visit to Germany, at the invitation of his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, a communiqué issued by the Tunisian foreign affairs ministry has said. Full text...

  • Chambas says UN is committed to support Gambia
    17 october 2018 08:36:40
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) has reaffirmed the world body's support for Gambian President Adama Barrow to successfully carry out institutional and governance reforms. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Premier names cabinet after overhauling Executive
    16 october 2018 14:56:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Parliament on Tuesday approved a bill re-organizing the Cabinet and witnessed the swearing in of new members. Full text...

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