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  • US: US lifts economic sanctions on Côte d'Ivoire
    15 september 2016 06:45:57
    Washington, DC. US, (PANA) - The US has lifted economic sanctions imposed on Cote d'Ivoire in 2006 during political unrest and civil war in the West African country, the US Department of State has announced. Full text...

  • UN: 'Refugees, climate change, conflicts top UN agenda next week'
    14 september 2016 18:13:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said that global challenges, such as refugees and migrants, climate change, and conflicts in different parts of the world are the major issues that will feature at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, scheduled to commence next week in New York. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: PSC satisfied with court appeal by Gabonese presidential candidates
    14 september 2016 12:14:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) considers acceptable the appeal lodged with the Constitutional Court of Gabon by candidates to the 27 August 2016 Presidential Election, according to a statement issued here Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: 71st UN General Assembly opens
    14 september 2016 06:07:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday opened its 71st session, with an emphasis on ensuring that implementation of the new global development goals, adopted by its 193 Member States last year, is well underway. Full text...

  • US: Volatile security situation, economic challenges mar progress in Libya – UN envoy
    14 september 2016 05:58:22
    New York, US (PANA) - Although political space has opened in Libya and there is progress in the fight against terrorism, the political divisions underpinning the North African country’s conflict are deepening, a United Nations envoy has warned. Full text...

  • Somalia: IGAD Summit resolves new measures to stabilise Somalia
    13 september 2016 17:57:05
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Horn of Africa leaders on Tuesday rose from a historic daylong Summit in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, calling on the UN to urgently intervene on a humanitarian crisis in the region and resolved to hold an emergency Summit on the resettlement of Somali refugees. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma ridiculed again in South African Parliament
    13 september 2016 16:22:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma has once again been ridiculed in Parliament as opposition members of the House hurled insults at the embattled leader and insisted that he should be barred from addressing the National Assembly because he had violated his oath of office. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to present Chagos Archipelago issue at the UN General Assembly
    13 september 2016 15:01:25
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth will present the Chagos Archipelago issue at the UN General Assembly Summit on Refugees and Migrants, scheduled to hold in New York on 19 September. Full text...

  • Somalia: IGAD leaders hold summit in Mogadishu
    13 september 2016 14:34:43
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - East African leaders on Tuesday converged on Mogadishu, the Somali capital, under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to discuss security, elections and regional development in the region. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu sworn in
    13 september 2016 13:42:29
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu and Vice-President Inonge Wina were on Tuesday sworn in following the 11 August elections at an inauguration ceremony in the capital, Lusaka, at Heroes Stadium. The ceremony was also attended by Presidents Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Ian Khama of Botswana. Full text...

  • Libya: UN envoy calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Oil Crescent area
    13 september 2016 06:23:15
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Expressing grave concerns over recent fighting in Libya's Oil Crescent area, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the country and the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler has called on military forces that moved into the area to immediately stop fighting and refrain from any further military escalation. Full text...

  • US: Six Western countries condemn attacks on Libyan oil terminals
    13 september 2016 06:12:37
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - Six Western countries have condemned this weekend's attacks on Zueitina, Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, and Brega oil terminals in Libya and called on all parties to undertake an immediate ceasefire and to refrain from any further hostilities. Full text...

  • US: 'US deeply concerned about intimidation of civil society members in South Sudan'
    11 september 2016 05:35:00
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States says it is "deeply concerned" by the South Sudanese government’s increasing efforts to silence South Sudanese civil society actors. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan, Ethiopia underline stability, bilateral cooperation
    09 september 2016 16:14:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn on Friday conferred with South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai on bilateral and issues of common interest, as both sides exchanged views on the implementation of the peace deal intended to bring peace and stability to South Sudan. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU reiterates call to UN Security Council to lift arms embargo on Somalia
    09 september 2016 09:32:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - While pondering the exit strategy for the African peacekeeping force in Somalia, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has reiterated its call to the UN Security Council to consider lifting the arms embargo imposed on Somalia as contained in UNSC resolution 2244 (2015). Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in Central Africa holds consultations on Gabon political impasse
    09 september 2016 05:28:36
    New York, US (PANA) - UN envoy in Central Africa, Abdoulaye Bathily, on Thursday held consultations with Gabon’s political parties and diplomatic community as part of efforts to ease tensions which have arisen since the announcement of results of the country’s presidential election held on 27 August. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe: Allow public demonstrations as per court ruling - Amnesty International
    08 september 2016 05:58:48
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has urged the government of Zimbabwe to respect a High Court ruling overturning the ban on protests in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria's electoral body insists voting must hold in Niger Delta
    07 september 2016 19:41:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday shoved aside the advice of the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services (DSS), insisting that the governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday in the Niger Delta State of Edo will go on as planned. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia elections body confirms 1 December for presidential vote
    07 september 2016 13:54:56
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Alieu Momarr Njai, chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Gambia, confirmed on Tuesday that the West African country will hold its presidential election on 1 December this year. Full text...

  • US: US expresses concern of 'tense' political situation in Gabon
    07 september 2016 09:19:08
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States says it is concerned about the tense political situation in Gabon, where a controversial election is threatening to throw the country into confusion. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU says conflict mediation efforts face daunting challenges
    06 september 2016 19:27:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The range of conflicts that the African Union (AU) has to mediate and resolve have not only persisted but have grown in complexity, the organization's Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma attends Investing in Africa Forum in China
    06 september 2016 13:22:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, in China, for the 2nd Investing in Africa Forum. Full text...

  • Nigeria: African Union deserves visionary, dynamic leadership (By Paul Ejime, PANA Guest Writer)
    06 september 2016 11:33:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - These are not good times for Africa and the African Union (AU), its flagship political organization, which many expect to provide continental leadership. The AU has just launched a fresh process to fill the vacant positions of its Chairperson, Deputy and eight Commissioners in January 2017 following the stalemated leadership election at its 27th Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, last July. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU calls for resumption of talks on Western Sahara referendum
    05 september 2016 17:55:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Monday urged Morocco and the Polisario Front "to create the necessary environment for the resumption of talks and the early holding of the self-determination referendum for the Saharawi people." Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Chair reaffirms readiness to resolve post-election crisis in Gabon
    05 september 2016 16:22:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chair of the African Union, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno on Monday reaffirmed the readiness of the AU to assist the parties in Gabon in finding a rapid settlement to the post-election situation prevailing in the West-Central African country. Full text...

  • Zambia: Constitution Court dismisses petition against President Lungu's election
    05 september 2016 15:25:25
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Constitutional Court hearing the presidential petition brought by losing candidate opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, on Monday dismissed the petition saying that it does not have the jurisdiction to hear the petition after the expiry of the 14 days last Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: ANC supporters clash in Johannesburg
    05 september 2016 15:15:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) traded blows with each other outside its Johannesburg headquarters on Monday as the party that is credited with liberating South Africa from Apartheid continues to fragment following the drubbing it received in last month’s local government elections. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria protests US Congressman's 'poorly informed letter'
    05 september 2016 10:16:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government has protested against a letter written by a US Congressman asking his country to withhold security assistance to Nigeria until President Muhammadu Buhari "demonstrates a commitment to inclusive government and the most basic tenets of democracy: freedom to assemble and freedom of speech". Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council tasks Guinea-Bissau leaders on resolving political impasse
    05 september 2016 05:58:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Sunday in New York expressed concern over the political impasse in Guinea-Bissau and urged leaders in the West African country to find a solution to the crisis, and ensure a functioning government. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges Gabon's president, opposition leader to curb post-election violence
    04 september 2016 19:56:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged Gabon's President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, and Mr. Jean Ping, presidential candidate of the Democratie Nouvelle party, to do their parts to end violence that ensued after the recent closely-contested presidential election in the African country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's grandson moves to restrict use of world statesman's name
    04 september 2016 16:33:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela’s grandson has objected to the “Mandelalisation” of the world statesman’s name. Full text...

  • US: US congratulates Sao Tome and Principe on successful elections
    04 september 2016 01:02:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government has congratulated the people of Sao Tome and Principe on successfully holding free, fair, and transparent elections on 17 July and 7 August, and the inauguration of the new President, Evaristo Carvalho on 3 September. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambians start countdown to 2016 presidential election
    03 september 2016 12:29:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambians have started preparations for the scheduled 1 December 2016 presidential election, with the country's first-ever female candidate vowing to reinforce the secular republican status of the Constitution, if she wins the popular mandate to lead this tiny West African country. Full text...

  • Zambia: Hearing of Zambia's presidential petition set for Monday
    03 september 2016 09:53:57
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia's Constitution Court has set Monday for hearing the petition by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema who is challenging last month's re-election of President Edgar Lungu. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN Security Council arrives in Juba to 'move the ball' on South Sudan's stability
    03 september 2016 06:34:14
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - A delegation from the United Nations Security Council has arrived in South Sudan, where it will reinforce recent messages made to the authorities as well as discuss how the UN peacekeeping mission here can help them improve the security and humanitarian situation in the wake of recent violence. Full text...

  • Somalia: International community reiterates support for timely, credible Somali electoral process
    02 september 2016 18:45:35
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-governmental Authority on Development, United Kingdom, the United States of America, Sweden and Italy have welcomed the preparations underway for the implementation of Somalia’s 2016 electoral process. Full text...

  • US: Egyptian leader, Kerry hold talks in New Delhi
    02 september 2016 16:53:23
    New York, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry late on Thursday met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in New Delhi, India, where they discussed a full range of bilateral and regional issues, including Syria, Libya, and Middle East peace. Full text...

  • US: Ban 'supports' call for transparent verification of results in Gabon
    02 september 2016 11:07:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Voicing deep concerns about the unfolding electoral crisis in Gabon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday in New York called for restraint and the upholding of international standards of human rights there –and expressed UN support for a transparent verification of its recent presidential election results. Full text...

  • DRC: AU encourages DRC to uphold 'political solution' to safeguard democracy
    02 september 2016 09:23:55
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Congratulating the authorities and political stakeholders of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the confidence they have shown to start the National Political Dialogue, the African Union (AU) has affirmed that political solution alone would safeguard the democratic achievements, peace, stability and prosperity in the DRC. Full text...

  • US: US 'concerned' over post-election constraints on media freedom in Zambia
    02 september 2016 07:57:03
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States says it is disappointed that politically motivated violence and constraints on media freedom have continued after Zambia’s 11 August general election. Full text...

  • US: Ban 'deeply concerned' at violence in wake of Gabon elections
    01 september 2016 08:55:18
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed deep concern about reports of arson and clashes between protesters and security forces the Gabonese capital, Libreville, following the official announcement of provisional results of the presidential election in the country. Full text...

  • US: US govt expresses concern over Gabon post-election developments
    31 august 2016 18:53:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Friday said it was deeply concerned on the unfolding events in Gabon, following the early release of last Saturday's presidential election results. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy tasks Guinea-Bissau leaders on political impasse, economic reforms
    31 august 2016 13:44:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Guinea-Bissau, Modibo Toure, has emphasized the need for Guinea-Bissau’s political leaders to put aside partisan considerations and focus on national interests and the welfare of the suffering population. Full text...

  • Sudan: US special envoy confers with Sudanese officials on peace
    31 august 2016 11:50:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has told the visiting United States Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth, that some rebel movements - SPLM-N, JEM and SLM - are responsible for the failure of talks to end the fighting in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Ban voices concern over premature declarations of Gabon’s presidential vote
    31 august 2016 07:35:35
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has in telephone conversations on Tuesday with the Gabonese leaders vying for the country’s presidency, voiced his concerns over early calls on the polls results, outside of any official process. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe: 'Investigate fate, whereabouts of disappeared pro-democracy activist'
    30 august 2016 06:00:04
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The continued failure of Zimbabwe’s authorities to launch an effective investigation into the enforced disappearance of pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara, sends a chilling message about the security of other government critics, said Amnesty International on Tuesday marking the International Day of the Disappeared. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Libyans look to AU-led national dialogue to crush spoilers of peace
    29 august 2016 16:01:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Though the African Union (AU) announced at its recent summit in Kigali, Rwanda, that it intended to initiate a national dialogue on reconciliation among Libyan stakeholders in order to address the security crisis that erupted in 2011, it is still unclear how this dialogue will be put in place. Full text...

  • US: US special envoy visits Sudan conflict zones
    29 august 2016 13:55:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The US Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Donald Booth, is visiting Sudan 28 August to 1 September, the US State Department said on Monday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition DA calls for progress report in Gupta family probe
    29 august 2016 13:50:41
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) in South Africa on Monday demanded a progress report from Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on her investigation into the allegations of state capture by the Gupta family. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief congratulates Gabonese on peaceful presidential poll
    29 august 2016 13:45:10
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday congratulated the people and Government of Gabon for holding a peaceful and orderly presidential election on Saturday, calling on all Gabonese to accept the poll results as the successful conclusion of the process, in order to ensure the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law in the Central African country. Full text...

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