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  • Nigeria: Nigeria, Cameroon commit to fight terrorism, other crimes
    04 may 2016 17:48:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria and Cameroon Wednesday signed a set of bilateral agreements on cooperation against terrorism, violent extremism and cross-border crimes. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma labelled "criminal" in Parliament
    04 may 2016 15:44:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There was chaos in the South African National Assembly on Wednesday after members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) once again attempted to disrupt President Jacob Zuma who is under considerable pressure following a series of scandals. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda to host AU summit on human rights
    04 may 2016 15:31:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 27th African Union (AU) Summit that is scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10 to 18 July this year, will focus on strategies to achieve women's human rights, an official statement here Wednesday indicated, saying that several dozens of African leaders and foreign dignitaries are expected to take part in the Summit. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Biya visits Nigeria, holds talks with Buhari
    03 may 2016 21:08:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Cameroon President Paul Biya on Tuesday began a Full text...

  • Zambia: Late president Sata’s son resigns from Zambia's ruling party
    03 may 2016 17:46:45
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Mulenga Sata, son of Zambia’s late president Michael Sata, on Tuesday announced his resignation as Minister for Lusaka province. Full text...

  • Mauritius: UN Secretary-General to visit Mauritius next week
    03 may 2016 10:58:45
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon, will pay an official visit to Mauritius from 8-10 May, accompanied by his spouse and a delegation of 13 members, official sources said on Tuesday.  Full text...

  • US: US stresses urgent need for resumption of Burundian dialogue
    03 may 2016 06:20:49
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has expressed disappointment at the postponement of the Burundian dialogue and called upon all stakeholders to ensure that it resumes immediately. They should also commit to participating without preconditions or red lines. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Cameroon President Biya begins two-day visit to Nigeria
    02 may 2016 19:14:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Paul Biya of Cameroon will Tuesday begin a two-day state visit to Nigeria at the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement issued here Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Experts submit draft resolution to settle Libyan crisis to Speaker
    02 may 2016 10:41:10
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) – The Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aguila Salah, on Sunday met with Libyan experts to know more about their draft resolution to solve the Libyan crisis, his communication advisor, Fathi al-Marimi, said on Monday. Full text...

  • South Sudan: AU welcomes South Sudan transitional govt. of unity
    01 may 2016 19:40:52
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the formation of a new transitional government of national unity in South Sudan, calling it a positive step toward peace in the African nation. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana's former first lady to contest presidential race against husband's party
    30 april 2016 21:44:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, was on Saturday declared the presidential candidate of her party which she formed in 2012 after breaking away from her husband's party. Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition parties target battered Zuma
    30 april 2016 12:38:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s two biggest opposition parties on Saturday took aim at President Jacob Zuma, a day after the North Gauteng High Court said the decision taken by former National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) head Mokotedi Mpshe to drop corruption charges against him in 2009 was "irrational". Full text...

  • US: US expresses concern over terrorism charges against political leaders
    30 april 2016 06:05:14
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States says it is "deeply concerned" by the Government of Ethiopia’s recent decision to file terrorism charges against Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) First Vice-Chairman Bekele Gerba and others in the Oromia region who were arrested in late 2015. Full text...

  • US: US supports UN Security Council resolution on Western Sahara
    30 april 2016 05:56:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The United States has thrown its weight behind UN Security Council's adoption of the resolution on Friday renewing the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, MINURSO, for another year. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council extends UN mission in Western Sahara mandate
    29 april 2016 20:16:04
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution extending Full text...

  • France: France, German FMs visit Mali, Niger on Sunday
    29 april 2016 19:34:14
    Paris, France (PANA) - French and German foreign affairs ministers, Jean-Marc Full text...

  • Belgium: Italy tightens control in fight against illegal immigration
    29 april 2016 17:29:51
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, Friday told the press that he has empowered the police to fight against illegal immigration in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly the taking of fingerprints of migrants in the high sea before they arrive on Italian soil. Full text...

  • UN: Ban lauds South Sudanese leader on transitional unity govt. formation
    29 april 2016 15:14:22
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Friday welcomed the appointment, by South Sudan President Salva Kiir, of the ministers of the Transitional Government of National Unity, urging the parties to complete the establishment of all transition institutions. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC Chairperson receives highest national Order of Serbia
    28 april 2016 18:16:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Serbian President TomislavNikolic has bestowed African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma with the highest Order of the Republic of Serbia on Strips, the Commission said here Thursday. Full text...

  • US: US expresses concern about arrests, intimidation in DR Congo
    28 april 2016 17:26:24
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has said it was deeply concerned by the government’s arrest and intimidation of DR Congo citizens participating in and preparing for peaceful political activity in Kinshasa and Haut Katanga Province on 24 April 2016. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Magufuli fires Tanzania's head of investment agency
    28 april 2016 11:35:06
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - President John Pombe Magufuli on Thursday annulled the appointment of Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) Executive Director, Ms Juliet Rugeiyamu Kairuki, citing among other reasons, her failure to accept government salary since she took office in April 2013. Full text...

  • US: US expresses concern about political environment in Equatorial Guinea
    28 april 2016 06:48:44
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has expressed concern about the political environment in Equatorial Guinea both before and after its 24 April presidential election and called on the government to allow the citizens to exercise their democratic rights. Full text...

  • South Africa: Deeply divided South Africa commemorates 1994 all-race elections
    27 april 2016 13:13:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A deeply divided South Africa on Wednesday commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the country’s historic first all-race elections when Nelson Mandela was swept into power on a ticket of racial reconciliation. Full text...

  • Tunisia: UN representative concerned by Daesh attacks on Libya's oilfields
    27 april 2016 13:02:30
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, said on Wednesday that he was deeply concerned by recent incursions by the so-called Islamic State into Libya’s oil crescent region and attacks carried on oil fields. Full text...

  • Libya: EU delegation chief reaffirms EU support to Libyan presidential council
    27 april 2016 10:52:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The head of the European Union delegation in Libya, Nataliya Apostolova, has reaffirmed the full support of the EU to the presidential council of the national unity government and the implementation of the Libyan political agreement, which is now deadlocked. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium concerned about fresh targeted assassinations in Burundi
    27 april 2016 10:10:32
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The Belgian minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, has expressed his country’s concerns over the fresh targeted assassinations in Burundi, after the recent attacks that have targeted senior national defence and armed forces officers, according to a communiqué issued on Wednesday in Brussels. Full text...

  • US: Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission in CAR
    27 april 2016 07:53:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council (CAR) on Tuesday extended until 31 July the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security. Full text...

  • US: US welcomes Machar's arrival, urges leaders to form unity govt
    27 april 2016 07:44:15
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has welcomed the arrival and swearing in of South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar as first vice president on Tuesday as "an important step" and asked the country's leaders to form a unity government. Full text...

  • US: US welcomes resumption of Burundian dialogue
    27 april 2016 06:09:56
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The United States has welcomed the announcement by former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, as the facilitator of the East African Community (EAC)-led Burundian dialogue, that the next round of talks will take place May 2–6 in Arusha, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum welcomes return of Machar to Juba
    26 april 2016 19:39:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Tuesday welcomed the return of South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar to Juba as part of an agreement reached under the leadership of the African Union, to end fighting between his supporters and those of President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Full text...

  • UN: UN official says South Sudan security situation remains 'extremely fragile'
    26 april 2016 19:20:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The security situation in South Sudan remains precarious, with Full text...

  • UN: UN chief welcomes swearing-in of Manchar as South Sudan First VP
    26 april 2016 17:58:30
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed the Full text...

  • South Sudan: S. Sudan opposition leader Machar arrives, sworn in as First Vice President
    26 april 2016 17:17:42
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar arrived back home finally on Tuesday as part of a peace deal to end a bloody conflict between his fighters and those of the government of President Salva Kiir. Full text...

  • Sudan: Govt. protests denial of US visa to UN-bound Sudanese senior officials
    26 april 2016 13:10:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The Sudanese government on Tuesday summoned the US Charge D’Affairs to Sudan, Benjamin Moeling, to officially protest the denial of visa to senior government officials taking part in UN activities in New York. Full text...

  • US: US expects DR Congo to move forward in accordance with constitution - Kerry
    26 april 2016 06:36:09
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States expects the Democratic Republic of Congo to move forward in accordance with its own constitution, which calls for credible elections that allow for all citizens to have their voices and their votes heard, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Tunisian, Ivorian PMs hold talks in Abidjan
    25 april 2016 16:43:54
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid, who is on a two-day working visit in Côte d’Ivoire, on Monday held talks with his Ivorian counterpart Daniel Kablan Duncan in Abidjan. Full text...

  • South Africa: ANC slams politician's "treasonable" comments
    25 april 2016 14:19:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Monday said it plans to lay criminal charges against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, who threatened to "remove this government through the barrel of a gun". Full text...

  • Congo: Clement Mouamba appointed Congo Prime Minister
    25 april 2016 10:24:10
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso has appointed Clement Mouamba as the new Prime Minister, one week after his investiture as president for a new five-year term following the last presidential election. Full text...

  • US: US says 'disappointed' at failure of South Sudan govt, opposition to form TGNU
    25 april 2016 07:47:42
    Washington, DC, US, (PANA) - The United States says it is disappointed by the continued failure of the Government of South Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -SPLM/A-IO (IO) to form the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) and implement the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea: Nguema seeks to extend 36-year rule in Sunday's presidential polls
    24 april 2016 08:32:56
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, aged 73 and has ruled the tiny nation for 36 years, seeks to extend his grip on power as the African country votes Sunday in a presidential election. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief welcomes South Sudan's govt decision to accept Manchar's return
    23 april 2016 13:01:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision Full text...

  • US: Troika says 'deeply disappointed' at Machar's failure to return to Juba
    23 april 2016 08:14:07
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The members of the Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) on South Sudan's peace process have expressed deep disappointed by opposition leader Riek Machar's continued failure to return to South Sudan's capital Juba to form the Transitional Government of National Unity. Full text...

  • US: US welcomes 'continued positive steps' in Libya
    23 april 2016 08:04:40
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States welcomes the continued and positive steps in Libya since the Government of National Accord entered Tripoli on 30 March, including early progress on peaceful, orderly transition of authority over key ministries and institutions, Elizabeth Trudeau, Director, Press Office of the US State Department, has said. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma releases arms deal findings
    21 april 2016 11:53:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Thursday announced that there was no evidence to support allegations of bribery, corruption and fraud in South Africa’s biggest post-apartheid scandal. Full text...

  • Gambia: Opposition UDP confirms 50 members arrested, detained
    20 april 2016 16:22:01
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's opposition party, the United Democratic Party (UDP), Wednesday confirmed that 50 of its members were arrested in Thursday’s and Saturday’s peaceful protests. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senate suspends amendments to 2 laws weakening anti-corruption provisions
    20 april 2016 16:08:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday suspended its on-going amendment of the Code of Conduct Act which was initiated and referred to its committees last week in the wake of the Code of Conduct Tribunal trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Full text...

  • Libya: Authorities launch local government system for Libya's stabilisation
    20 april 2016 13:24:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The new authorities in Libya have introduced a local government administration system aimed at stabilizing the north African country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria moves to criminalise hate-speech
    20 april 2016 10:09:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery has confirmed that government will bring specific legal provisions to target racism and hate speech to Parliament this year. The move follows a number of high-profile incidents of racism and hate-speech – particularly on social media platforms – in recent months. Full text...

  • US: Obama imposes new sanctions on those threatening Libya's peace, stability
    20 april 2016 10:04:27
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has issued a new executive order authorizing the imposition of sanctions on individuals and entities who threaten the peace, security, and stability of Libya, John Kirby, Spokesperson of the UN State Department has said. Full text...

  • US: US 'deeply disappointed' Riek Machar's failure to return to Juba
    20 april 2016 09:50:51
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The the United States says it is "deeply disappointed" by the failure of opposition leader Riek Machar to return to South Sudan’s capital of Juba on Monday to form the Transitional Government of National Unity. Full text...

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