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  • Tunisia: PM announces measures to fight terrorism after Sousse attack
    27 june 2015 09:42:52
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid on Friday announced a series of measures to fight terrorism, following the attack at a hotel in Sousse, in the centre of the country, killing 38 people and wounding 36 others. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Death toll in Sousse terror attack rises to 37
    26 june 2015 21:33:18
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The death toll in the terror attack perpetrated on Friday in a hotel in the Tunisian tourist city of Sousse has risen to 37, the spokesperson for the Tunisian Health ministry, Chokri Nafti, has told PANA. Full text...

  • UN: Ban appeals to Burundian authorities to consider postponing elections
    26 june 2015 18:56:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Closely following political and security developments in Burundi, UN Full text...

  • UN: ICC reports Sudan to UN Security Council over failure to arrest Abdel Raheem Hussein
    26 june 2015 18:22:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Full text...

  • Egypt: President Al-Sissi urges support for Libya's legitimate institutions
    26 june 2015 11:16:16
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, on Thursday said Libya's legitimate institutions, including the national army and the government from the elected Parliament, must be supported as a way of resolving the myriads of problems facing the country. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama names new head of Electoral Commission
    26 june 2015 07:50:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has appointed Mrs. Charlotte Kesson Smith Osei as the new Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana. Full text...

  • UN: 'Final solution to Libyan crisis in sight'
    26 june 2015 06:06:56
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Libya Bernardino Leon says the final round of UN-backed political talks on Libya will soon come out with a final solution to end the crisis in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Mandate of UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire extended
    26 june 2015 06:02:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI) for another year, until 30 June 2016, in addition to authorizing the French Forces to support the mission. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President appoints Accountant General of the Federation
    26 june 2015 00:09:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ahmed Idris as the country's Accountant General, according to a statement from the office of the Head of Service Thursday. Full text...

  • US: Buhari, Obama to hold bilateral talks in Washington DC
    25 june 2015 19:14:34
    New York, US (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the US on 20 July Full text...

  • Libya: Inter-Libyan dialogue resumes in Rabat
    25 june 2015 17:02:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Opposing parties in the Libyan crisis were due to meet late Thursday in Morocco in a new round of inter Libyan dialogue set to resume to at Skhirtat, a suburb of Rabat, with a view to striking a deal on the political and security situation in their north African nation. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria mulls over ICC withdrawal
    25 june 2015 15:54:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Cabinet on Thursday confirmed that it will review the country’s participation in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in light of the Omar Bashir debacle that saw the Department of Home Affairs defying a court order to prohibit him from leaving the country last week. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya hosts counter-terrorism planning conference
    25 june 2015 12:43:43
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan government has made a plea for support to its counter-terrorism plans, including curbing international drug trafficking, human trafficking and the illicit flow of funds which is helping to fuel the activities of terrorist groups fighting to create an Islamic state in East African region. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kagame shuffles Rwandan cabinet
    24 june 2015 16:30:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday shuffled his cabinet and appointed senior university lecturer Papias Musafiri Malimba as new Education minister. Full text...

  • South Africa: Court slams government for defying Bashir order
    24 june 2015 14:12:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday warned that the government’s defiance of a court order preventing Sudanese President Omar Bashir from leaving South Africa a week ago threatened the rule of law and could lead to democracy collapsing. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algerian president receives special message from Tunisian leader
    24 june 2015 12:51:16
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – The Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Tuesday received a message from his Tunisian counterpart, Béji Caïd Essebsi, delivered here by Khemaies Jhinaoui, a Special Envoy of the Tunisian leader. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS welcomes signing of Mali accord
    24 june 2015 11:53:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has welcomed the complete signing of the Accord for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, which took place in the Malian capital, Bamako, last Saturday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Parliament defers laying two controversial bills
    23 june 2015 22:31:34
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The laying of two controversial bills before the National Assembly has been delayed and deferred to 30 June, 2015, PANA has gathered in Banjul. Full text...

  • Sudan: Russia ties implementation of projects in Sudan to debt repayment
    23 june 2015 21:23:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Russian Federation has announced it will implement a number of projects in Sudan, including construction of an eye hospital in Khartoum, only after the Sudan repays US$17 million debt it owes Moscow. Full text...

  • Brussels: EU, Central African countries sign regional indicative programme
    23 june 2015 21:17:00
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) on Tuesday in Brussels signed the Regional Indicative Programme (RIP) with 10 Central African countries under the 11th European Development Fund (FED) for 350 million euros over 2014-2020. Full text...

  • Sudan: Opposition leader Mahdi willing to return home - Party says
    23 june 2015 20:36:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's opposition National Umma Party (NUP) of Sadiq Mahdi says it is happy with recent statements by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) that he will be welcome back home. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy calls for international support to implement Mali peace accord
    23 june 2015 20:24:10
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Mongi Hamdi, on Tuesday in New York welcomed the signature last Saturday by all parties to the conflict in Mali of the Accord for Peace and Reconciliation and stressed the need for international support to implement the agreement. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum deplores retention of Sudan on US list of international terrorism sponsors
    23 june 2015 19:33:13
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has vigorously deplored the keeping of its name on the renewed list of states considered by the United States as sponsors of international terrorism, asserting that the list was "politically motivated". Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda reacts to arrest of its intelligence chief in Britain
    23 june 2015 17:46:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Foreign Affairs and Cooperation minister Louise Mushikiwabo Tuesday said the abuse of justice by Western powers should end following the arrest of her country's intelligence chief, Major General Karenzi Karake by British law enforcement officials. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari to visit Cameroon for Boko Haram talks
    23 june 2015 17:30:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday accepted an invitation from President Paul Biya to visit Cameroon for talks on the intensification of cooperation between Nigeria and neighbouring countries in the war against Boko Haram and terrorism. Full text...

  • Libya: UN envoy, Fajr Libya leaders meet
    23 june 2015 16:59:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Leon, on Tuesday met with the leaders of the armed forces in the western region controlled by what is now known as the Fajr Libya. Full text...

  • Nigeria: All stolen govt funds will be recovered - Pres. Buhari vows
    23 june 2015 14:43:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday assured the nation that all public funds stolen by government officials would be recovered, and that the days of impunity, lack of accountability and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President, State Governors meet over unpaid workers' salaries
    23 june 2015 12:34:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A meeting between Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governors of the nation's 36 states opened Tuesday in the capital city of Abuja in an effort to find a solution to the inability of many of the states to pay the salaries of their workers. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: AU must demand accountability for perpetrators of atrocities - Lawyer
    22 june 2015 20:29:52
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The executive director of the International Bar Association (IBA), Mark Ellis, on Monday tasked the African Union (AU) to demand accountability from those responsible for atrocities on the continent. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU welcomes Malian peace deal under Algerian mediation
    22 june 2015 18:46:55
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mrs Federica Mogherini, and the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica have welcomed the signature of the Malian Peace agreement in Bamako. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: ECOWAS Commission chief urged to run for presidency in Burkina Faso
    22 june 2015 16:45:36
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A group of people who claim to belong to various political parties on Monday called on the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, to run for the presidency in Burkina Faso when elections take place in October under the former majority Congress for Democracy and Progress party. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana President visits France
    22 june 2015 10:03:14
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama on Monday left Gaborone for France for a four-day official visit. Full text...

  • US: US congratulates Mali over peace accord
    22 june 2015 09:15:22
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States government has congratulated the Malian people, including the parties to the peace negotiations undertaken in Algiers, for the full signature of the Accord for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali on Saturday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief sends Specal Envoy to Burundi to support regional efforts
    21 june 2015 20:33:05
    New York, US (PANA) - Concerned by the political crisis in Burundi, which threatens to undo Full text...

  • South Africa: Deep divisions persist over Al-Bashir's visit (News Analysis by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent, South Africa)
    21 june 2015 13:17:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A week after Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir’s controversial visit to South Africa, the dust has yet to settle as accusations continue to fly over who was responsible for allowing the International Criminal Court (ICC)-indicted President to leave the country in defiance of a court order. Full text...

  • Nigeria: NGO drags state/federal govts to ILO over unpaid salaries
    21 june 2015 09:54:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian NGO Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged state governments and the Federal Government to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for their inability to pay the salaries of their workers. Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes Mali peace accord
    21 june 2015 00:12:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Saturday's signing of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali by the Tuareg rebels, under the group Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) in Bamako, the nation's capital. Full text...

  • US: Obama to hold talks with Ethiopian, AU leaders in July
    19 june 2015 20:02:52
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, late July for bilateral meetings with the Government of Ethiopia and the leadership of the African Union (AU), a US Department of State statement said on Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia closes consulate in Tripoli, urges citizens to leave Libya
    19 june 2015 19:59:31
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Foreign Minister, Taieb Baccouche, on Friday announced the closure of the country's consulate in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after 10 Tunisian diplomats who were kidnapped a week ago were released earlier in the day. Full text...

  • Kenya: Chief Justice defends civil society
    19 june 2015 18:03:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Chief Justice Willy Mutinga has defended the important role the civil society plays in securing and promoting democracy. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya to build 700-km barrier along Somali border
    19 june 2015 10:29:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - To enhance security and keep away cross-border terrorists, Kenya is to build a 700-km wire fence, tagged the Great Wall, along its common border with Somalia, the home of Al Shabaab terrorists who have been wreaking havoc in Kenya, PANA reported from here Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya: South Africa imposes strict visa rules on Kenyans
    19 june 2015 10:17:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council reiterates call for political solution to Libyan crisis
    18 june 2015 18:22:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has stressed the urgency for Libyan stakeholders to reach a political solution to the country’s crisis amid ongoing UN-facilitated talks. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma ridiculed again in South African parliament
    18 june 2015 17:31:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There were chaotic scenes in the South African National Assembly on Thursday after President Jacob Zuma was once again prevented from speaking by irate legislators, demanding to know when he would pay back US$20 million of taxpayers money that was spent to upgrade his private residence. Full text...

  • Libya: Egypt advocates Britain's support for Libya
    18 june 2015 15:35:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Egyptian minister of foreign affairs, Sameh Choukri, on Thursday held talks with the British advisor for national security, Kim Darroch, on the latest developments in the Middle-East and its consequences for security in Europe, pleading for Britains' support to the Libyan government in its fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Guinea: President Obiang Nguema begins Guinea visit Thursday
    17 june 2015 22:11:14
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – The Equatorial Guinea president Téodoro Obiang Nguéma Mbasogo is expected on Thursday in Conakry for his first state visit to Guinea during which he would hold talks with his Guinean counterpart Alpha Condé on bilateral cooperation, official sources said in Conakry on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunis to host conference on Islamic education
    17 june 2015 21:31:51
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia will next year host the third international conference of the Islamic Education, Sciences and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) that will focus on the fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa protected from answering question on Bashir's SA visit
    17 june 2015 13:58:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been protected from answering a question on Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir’s controversial visit to South Africa for this weekend’s African Union Summit in Sandton. Full text...

  • Kenya: President El-Bashir should challenge ICC, charges Newspaper
    17 june 2015 13:52:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir should face the International Criminal Court (ICC) charges facing him and have his name cleared rather than continue to become an international fugitive of justice, a Kenyan newspaper, the Daily Nation, wrote in an editorial Wednesday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Ahead of elections, govt proposes major political changes, opposition cries foul
    17 june 2015 12:27:42
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Ahead of the 2016 presidential election in The Gambia, the government has proposed several changes in the political landscape, which the opposition said were aimed at disenfranchising many citizens. Full text...

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