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  • Burundi: Nkurunziza sworn in for third term as Burundi president
    20 august 2015 16:24:25
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday took oath of office before Parliament and judges of the Constitutional Court for a third term following his controversial reelection on 21 July 2015. Full text...

  • UN: UN, partners urge resolution of Somali President's impeachment crisis
    20 august 2015 13:36:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Envoys from the UN and other international organizations have expressed deep concern that a parliamentary motion to impeach Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would impede progress on the country’s peace and state-building goals. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Policeman shot dead in Sousse
    19 august 2015 21:58:50
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – A Tunisian policeman was shot dead on Wednesday afternoon near Sousse, southeast of Tunis, by two gunmen who were on a motorcycle, according to a communiqué issued by the Interior ministry. Full text...

  • Egypt: 'Egypt will continue backing Libya's legitimate government'
    19 august 2015 20:35:50
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Egypt will continue backing Libya's legitimate government in a bid to satisfy its needs, particularly on security, the Egyptian minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, said on Wednesday at a joint news conference held in Cairo with his Libyan counterpart, Mohamed al-Dairi. Full text...

  • UN: ICC Appeals Chamber reverses decision on Kenya’s cooperation
    19 august 2015 16:56:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The Appeals Chamber of the Hague-based International Criminal Court Full text...

  • UN: UN chief looks forward to President Kiir for full endorsement of peace agreement
    19 august 2015 14:16:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing by former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar and the former detainees of the compromise peace agreement put forth by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Partners Forum (IGAD) mediators, meant to end the conflict raging in the country for the past 20 months. Full text...

  • Egypt: Libyan FM declares 'War against Daech should be now'
    18 august 2015 13:45:36
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The fight against Daech can no longer for until the formation of a coalition government in Libya as the terrorist organization continues to perpetrate massacre in the city of Sirte, the Libyan Minister of foreign affairs, Mohamed al-Dairi, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council stresses dialogue to resolve crisis in Guinea-Bissau
    18 august 2015 13:31:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Expressing concern over the current political developments in Full text...

  • Egypt: Arab League Scribe pleads for immediate support to Libya
    18 august 2015 12:03:12
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil El Arabi has called for immediate assistance to Libya, after what he called insufficient Arab support for Libya's legitimate interim government. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: 'How to ensure greater stability in West Africa'
    18 august 2015 11:56:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Stakeholders of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) have agreed that taking full ownership of the project is one major way of ensuring greater stability of the West African region. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: President Kiir withholds signature on South Sudan peace pact
    17 august 2015 18:52:34
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir withheld his signature on a proposed peace compromise to form a unity government with long-time foe and rebel leader Riek Machar, who signed an agreement on Monday, promising to end 20 months of fighting in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Former opposition leader seeks presidential election
    17 august 2015 18:40:32
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Former Burkina Faso opposition leader Zéphirin Diabré, also chair of Union for Progress and Change (UPC) party, on Monday submitted to the Constitutional Council his candidacy for the presidential election due to be held 11 October 2015, official sources here said. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: Chair concerned over political crisis in G/Bissau
    16 august 2015 14:41:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Chairman of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS, President Macky Sall of Senegal, has expressed concern over the political crisis in Guinea Bissau, according to an ECOWAS Commission statement obtained by PANA here Sunday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Juba again accuses Khartoum of supporting rebels
    16 august 2015 14:32:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan has again accused Khartoum of supporting southern rebellion led by former Vice President Riek Machar, but Khartoum has also denied the accusation, saying peace in South Sudan would end the trading of such accusation. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ruling party urges President to recover looted funds, punish looters
    16 august 2015 12:15:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to relent in his efforts to recover the billions of Naira believed to have been stolen by the officials of the immediate past federal government. Full text...

  • US: State Department Counselor travels to Addis for IGAD+ meeting
    16 august 2015 08:25:18
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - Counselor of the U.S. Department of State Thomas Shannon is due to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday to represent the United States during the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus Heads of State Summit on South Sudan. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma to address SADC summit
    16 august 2015 07:09:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the two-day Southern African Development Community (SADC) heads of state and government summit in Gaborone on Monday. Full text...

  • UN: Ban appoints Gabonese as acting UN envoy in Central African Republic
    15 august 2015 14:54:08
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as the acting UN Special Representative for the Central African Republic and Head of the UN stabilization mission in the country, known as MINUSCA. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan rebel leader tries to avert military split
    13 august 2015 19:06:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has moved to dispel talk of a military split in the opposition ranks, after a letter written by his top generals denouncing his leadership days to the signing of a peace deal to end 20 months of hostilities in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum ready for meeting with South Sudan to resolve political, security issues
    13 august 2015 18:41:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has stated its readiness to take part in meetings of the joint Sudanese-South Sudanese Political-Security Committee under the auspices of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to discuss the common border demarcation and the Zero Line separating the two countries. Full text...

  • UN: Libyan parties insist on peace
    13 august 2015 17:38:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The latest round of the UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue has Full text...

  • Nigeria: End Boko Haram insurgency in 3 months, Buhari charges military chiefs
    13 august 2015 17:38:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria Thursday gave the new military chiefs three months to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives and left 1.5 million people displaced, mostly in the North-east. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council urges Guinea-Bissau’s leadership to resume dialogue
    13 august 2015 15:27:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has called on all of Guinea-Bissau’s political leadership to resume dialogue in order to work together in the governance of the country as it emerges from previous periods of instability. Full text...

  • Libya: Govt. denies supporting Darfur rebels
    13 august 2015 13:00:46
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – The interim government in Libya on Thursday denied allegations that it would host rebels from the Sudanese region of Darfur, stressing that it was not in support of any of the parties in the Sudanese conflict. Full text...

  • Kenya: Int'l envoys call for restraint, urge resumption of dialogue in Burundi
    13 august 2015 11:27:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The ongoing political impasse and instability in Burundi call for restraint, leadership, and vision from all concerned citizens of Burundi to prevent further violence, according to a statement from a team of special international envoys. Full text...

  • Botswana: British technocrat endorses Masire-Mwamba for Commonwealth job
    13 august 2015 07:44:12
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Harvey Thomas, a former press and public relations director to the late British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, is due in Gaborone on 20 August to drum up support for Mmaskegoa Masire-Mwamba, Botswana’s nominated candidate for the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria condemns terrorist attack in northwest Nigerian market
    12 august 2015 18:50:14
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algeria has condemned the terrorist attack in a market in northwest Nigeria and reaffirmed its total indignation of terrorism, according to a press statement issued here Wednesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Full text...

  • Libya: Inter-Libyan peace talks resume in Geneva
    12 august 2015 11:08:36
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan peace talks resumed on Tuesday evening at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland, with the participation of the National General Congress (NGC). Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkina rights NGO condemns Burundi violence
    11 august 2015 22:41:22
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - MBDHP, a Burkina Faso human rights organisation, on Tuesday condemned "murders and physical violence" in Burundi since the beginning of protests in April against president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to run for a third term. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese army protests Libyan 'support' for Darfur rebels
    11 august 2015 17:34:53
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) on Tuesday protested to Libya's military attaché here about the accommodation and support provided to a Darfur rebel movement by the Libyan government, which is based in the city of Tobruk. Full text...

  • Congo: Minor cabinet reshuffle in Congo
    11 august 2015 14:23:57
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Following the departure of ministers opposed to the amendment of the 2002 Constitution, designed to allow Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso run for a third-term in office next year, the presidency has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle which brought three new ministers on board. Full text...

  • Congo: Ministers opposed to constitutional amendment leave govt.
    11 august 2015 11:28:40
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has named a new governmental team following the departure of Ministers opposed to the amendment of the 2002 Constitution, according to a presidential decree read on Congolese national radio and television by his Chief of Staff Firmin Ayessa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan foes make little progress on demilitarization talks
    10 august 2015 16:28:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese negotiators made little progress in talks about the possibility of creating a neutral security force to guard facilities in the capital, Juba, and other state capitals, a week to the deadline issued by US President Barack Obama for a lasting peace deal. Full text...

  • Uganda: Kenyatta hails ‘homegrown democracy’ in Uganda parliament speech
    10 august 2015 14:41:00
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Visiting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hailed democracy in Africa as “unique and home grown” in a speech at the Ugandan Parliament on Monday, where he warned that attempts by the West to impose democracy on Africa has failed to yield good results before. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS renews efforts for effective elections in member states
    10 august 2015 11:03:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has renewed its commitment to assist member states in conducting credible and transparent elections that will lead to political stability and economic development of the individual member states in particular and the region in general. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Ghanaian President to visit Mauritius
    08 august 2015 16:56:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, will pay a three-day official visit to Mauritius from 24 to 26 August, the Mauritian Government announced in a communiqué released on Saturday in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges Nkurunziza to re-convene Burundi political dialogue
    06 august 2015 20:20:24
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to resume the political dialogue that was suspended last month, and reiterated his strong condemnation of the recent killing of General Adolphe Nshimirimana and the attempted assassination of human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. Full text...

  • Libya: Inter-Libyan peace talks reopen next Monday
    06 august 2015 18:42:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Following extensive consultations with relevant Libyan stakeholders and international partners, UN Secretary-General Special Representative for Libya and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino Leon on Thursday announced the convening of a new round of dialogue talks on 10 August 2015. Full text...

  • South Africa: Parliament grills President Zuma over al-Bashir
    06 august 2015 14:07:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma, on Thursday reiterated his government’s stance that Pretoria had no part to play in ordering an arrest of the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visited South Africa during the last African Union (AU) Summit. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: President Hollande prays for peaceful elections in Cote d'Ivoire
    06 august 2015 13:57:12
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – In a goodwill message to the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, the French President, François Hollande, Thursday expressed the wish that October's presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire will turn the page of the crises in the country for good. Full text...

  • Algeria: Conference on African governance ends
    05 august 2015 22:12:42
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – A conference on African governance architecture ended on Wednesday in Algiers with a call for the coordination of efforts for the promotion of human rights, participatory democracy and rule of law. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkinabe nation marks 55 years of independence
    05 august 2015 19:30:34
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso Wednesday celebrated its 55th anniversary of independence, with the population recalling the fall, 10 months ago, of the 27-year regime of Blaise Compoaré. Full text...

  • DR Congo: UNHCR airlifts Congolese refugees in CAR back home
    05 august 2015 14:55:24
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The UN Refugee Agency on Wednesday launched an airlift operation to repatriate more than 600 refugees back home to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) six years after they fled to Central African Republic (CAR) to escape attacks by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium deplores escalation of violence in Burundi
    05 august 2015 12:33:56
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgium has deplored the escalation of violence in Burundi, where an ally of the President was killed on Sunday. Full text...

  • Algeria: UN envoy praises Algeria's support to Libyan dialogue
    04 august 2015 19:39:51
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Libya, Bernardino Leon, has praised the enduring efforts made by Algeria in supporting the UN mediation to find a political solution to the Libyan crisis, said a statement issued Tuesday by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Full text...

  • Nigeria: State-owned oil firm gets new boss
    04 august 2015 15:34:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the Group Managing Director of the state-run oil firm Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a presidency statement made available to PANA here said. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights body fingers Sudan for 'war crimes' in Kordofan
    04 august 2015 14:17:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Government forces in Sudan have committed war crimes against the civilian population of South Kordofan, Amnesty International said in a new report published Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: President Condé to begin official visit to Senegal Thursday
    04 august 2015 13:04:26
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Guinean president, Alpha Condé, is expected in Dakar on Thursday for a three-day official visit to Senegal, the Senegalese private newspaper L’Observateur reported Tuesday, saying that the announcement was made by the Guinean president himself in an interview with the newspaper. Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition moves to have Zuma impeached over Al Bashir saga
    04 august 2015 12:57:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday gave notice in the National Assembly of a motion of impeachment against President Jacob Zuma for “facilitating the escape” of Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir from South Africa on 15 June. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU gives Burkina Faso 60m-euro aid
    04 august 2015 11:06:59
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has released 60 million euros in aid to Burkina Faso to support the political, economic and social stability in the country ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections. Full text...

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