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  • UN chief 'strongly condemns' latest ballistic missile launch by DPR Korea
    29 november 2017 22:18:01
    New York, USA (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “strongly condemns” the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), his Spokesman said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN reaffirms two-state solution as only answer to ‘question of Palestine’
    29 november 2017 22:10:50
    New York, USA (PANA) - The Question of Palestine is inextricably linked with the history of the United Nations and is one of the longest-standing issues on the Organization's agenda, United Nations Secretary-General António said in his message on Wednesday commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Full text...

  • UN chief spotlights importance of AU-EU strategic partnership
    29 november 2017 22:03:58
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) – The importance of regional organizations grows with every decade that passes as they are essential to face the difficult challenges that threaten the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday at the African Union-European Union Summit in Côte d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • EU leader calls for true African-European alliance
    29 november 2017 17:05:53
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – Calling for a true alliance between Africa and Europe “to face our challenges and seize our opportunities together”, European Union President Donald Tusk has highlighted peace and security as well as migration as issues that need political and operational cooperation. Full text...

  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Abidjan for EU-AU summit
    29 november 2017 15:04:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame is among the African leaders attending the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, under the theme:“Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development”, an official source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • President Talon attends AU-EU summit in Abidjan
    29 november 2017 14:22:56
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Beninese president, Patrice Talon, has left Cotonou for the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, to take part in the fifth summit of African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) heads of State and government, which opens on Wednesday, sources close to the Beninese presidency said. Full text...

  • British govt expels 2 Liberian diplomats
    28 november 2017 19:00:53
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Liberia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been notified of the British Government's the decision to declare two Liberian Foreign Service Officers at its mission in London persona non grata. Full text...

  • Kenyan opposition says five wounded in fierce shooting of its supporters
    28 november 2017 17:42:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Tuesday that five people were shot and wounded among them, the driver of his daughter Winnie Odinga, when police shot live bullets at his convoy in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Zuma addresses fallout from fresh scandal in South Africa
    28 november 2017 16:31:13
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma has met with National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete amid claims that a powerful lawmaker was offered a bribe by a Cabinet minister to influence the outcome of a damning probe into a multi-million dollar corruption scandal at the state-owned power utility Eskom. Full text...

  • Kenyatta swears oath for second term, violent clashes rock capital
    28 november 2017 15:04:32
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Two people, a teenager and an infant, were shot dead in Nairobi, when security personnel shot live bullets to restrain supporters of the opposition intending to attend a rally to mourn victims of post-election violence, witnesses and the opposition said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • President Mnangagwa gives 3-month amnesty to return illegal funds, assets sent outside
    28 november 2017 14:46:15
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, says his government has granted a three-month amnesty for the return of illegal funds and assets outside the country, with no questions being asked or charges made against them against the owners. Full text...

  • Rwandan president attends Kenya presidential inauguration
    28 november 2017 14:41:41
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Tuesday attended the inauguration ceremony of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who was elected for the second term in office. Full text...

  • Mauritania celebrates 57th independence anniversary
    28 november 2017 11:30:30
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania is on Tuesday celebrating its 57th independence anniversary in the city of Kaedi, in the Senegal River Valley, 430 kilometres south-east of the capital, Nouakchott. Full text...

  • French President Macron arrives in Burkina Faso
    28 november 2017 10:16:50
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron arrived on Monday evening in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on first stage of an African tour which will also take him to Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Full text...

  • Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in to begin second term as President
    28 november 2017 10:06:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday took the oath of office to serve as President of Kenya at a ceremony witnessed by a dozen African leaders in Nairobi. Full text...

  • President Mnangagwa dissolves Mugabe's cabinet
    27 november 2017 19:02:44
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, on his first day at work following his inaguration last Friday, has dissolved the cabinet of former President Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone set to defy ECOWAS court ruling
    27 november 2017 18:59:42
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leone has said it would not comply with the latest ruling of the ECOWAS Court of Justice on sacked Vice President Sam Sumana's case against the government. Full text...

  • President Buhari to attend EU-AU Abidjan summit
    27 november 2017 10:57:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Presidency on Monday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on November 28-29, 2017. Full text...

  • Electoral board denies protesting Liberian parties' appeal
    24 november 2017 18:11:47
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC) Friday denied an appeal by two parties against the ruling of its Dispute Hearing Officer dismissing their complaint of irregularities and fraud in Liberia's 10 October polls. Full text...

  • SADC pledges to assist President Mnangagwa
    24 november 2017 12:24:08
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Southern Africa has promised Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa unwavering support, as the country transitions into a new era. Full text...

  • 2ND Lead: Mnangagwa to 'hit the ground running' as he takes oath of office
    24 november 2017 12:13:30
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday took the oath of office as president of Zimbabwe with a pledge to "hit the ground running", reconcile the nation and fight corruption as the country enters "the second phase of its birth". Full text...

  • LEAD: Mnangagwa sworn in as president of Zimbabwe
    24 november 2017 10:09:20
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Emmerson Mnangagwa was on Friday sworn in as President of Zimbabwe at a ceremony at the National Stadium in Harare. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimabwe President
    24 november 2017 09:49:12
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Emmerson Mnangagwa was on Friday sworn in as President of Zimbabwe at a ceremony at the National Stadium in Harare watched by tens of thousands of people, as well as past and present leaders of the regional group, Southern African Development Community (SADC). Full text...

  • SADC lauds Mugabe's 'bold decision' to resign
    24 november 2017 06:04:00
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - As Zimbabwe prepares on Friday to swear in its only second president since independence in 1980, the Secretariat of the regional grouping, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has commended former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, for his "bold decision" to resign. Full text...

  • Mnangagwa to be sworn in on Friday
    24 november 2017 05:29:46
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on Friday as the country prepares to relaunch itself onto the path of economic properity, democracy and freedom, among other things. Full text...

  • Rwanda "horrified" by Libyan slavery reports
    23 november 2017 14:44:14
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community (EAC), on Thursday said it was horrified by recent video footage showing African migrants being sold as slaves in Libya. Full text...

  • AU mandated to nominate election expert for Congo’s delayed Presidential elections
    23 november 2017 14:40:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union (AU) has been mandated to nominate an election expert with the funding of the UN to begin preparations for the holding of the Presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN Security Council urges 'timely' conclusion of Liberian polls
    23 november 2017 14:00:06
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called on Liberian claimants and institutions to resolve any disputes, including pending litigation, to permit timely conclusion of the nation’s electoral process. Full text...

  • Mnangagwa meets ZANU-PF Politburo
    23 november 2017 11:32:22
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will be sworn in as the next president of Zimbabwe on Friday, has met with the politburo of the ruling ZANU-PF last night following his return home from South Africa. Full text...

  • South African Parliamentary committee urges support for Zimbabwe
    23 november 2017 07:32:03
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – South African Parliament’s International Relations and Cooperation Portfolio Committee has called on the South African government to ready itself to support Zimbabwe socially, economically and politically. Full text...

  • Libya, IOM set up working group to coordinate migration issues
    22 november 2017 19:34:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Government of National Accord has announced the launch of a special working group on immigration, chaired by the ministry in collaboration with the UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM), to coordinate efforts at regional and international levels. Full text...

  • CAR president on working visit in Brussels
    22 november 2017 19:08:16
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Central African Republic’s President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who is in Brussels for a working visit, on Wednesday took part in a high-level debate held at the European Parliament, on a renegotiated strategic partnership between the European Union and Africa. Full text...

  • Mnangagwa meets Zuma before returning to Zimbabwe
    22 november 2017 16:28:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa left for Zimbabwe on Wednesday after briefing South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Mnangagwa flies back home
    22 november 2017 15:44:37
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Former Zimbabwean vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived back home on Wednesday from South Africa following the resignation on Tuesday of Mr. Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • Gambia to embark on reform of the Civil Service
    22 november 2017 12:18:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambian government is taking steps to reform the civil service, Mrs Amie Bojang-Sissoho, Director of Press and Public Relations at the Office of the President, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mnangagwa's swearing-in as president 'set' for Friday
    22 november 2017 10:55:23
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Emmerson Mnangagwa, former vice-president is set to be sworn in as president on Friday, state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has announced. Full text...

  • Kenya opposition leader hails Mugabe exit from power
    22 november 2017 09:51:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has hailed the exit of long-time Zimbabwean ruler, Robert Mugabe, saying his resignation after nearly 40 years in power proves free elections are the way to sustain democracy. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans breathe air of freedom as they welcome new era
    22 november 2017 04:45:24
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabweans are breathing a fresh air of freedom on Wednesday, following the resignation of their only leader since independence in 1980, as they welcome a new era that they have longed for and hope will restore their past glory. Full text...

  • President Bashir to meet Putin in Russia
    21 november 2017 19:11:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir leaves Khartoum on Wednesday for Russia where he is due to meet President Vladimir Putin and other officials for talks on economic, political and investment relations. Full text...

  • Buhari says current political challenge in Liberia will be resolved constitutionally
    21 november 2017 18:48:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Liberia's current political challenge will be resolved constitutionally, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday when he received the President of Togo and current chairman of ECOWAS, Mr Faure Gnassingbe, in Abuja. Full text...

  • Protesting Liberian parties appeal against ruling to electoral board
    21 november 2017 18:14:08
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Liberia's ruling Unity Party (UP) and the Liberty Party on Tuesday announced an appeal to the Board of Commissioners of the National Election Commission (NEC) after the Dispute Hearing Officer denied and dismissed their complaint of irregularities and fraud in the 10 October polls. Full text...

  • 2ND LEAD: Celebrations in Zimbabawe as President Mugabe resigns
    21 november 2017 17:57:19
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - News of the resignation of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has sparked wild celebrations across the southern African country. Full text...

  • South Africa's official opposition calls for fresh elections in Zimbabwe
    21 november 2017 17:44:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance said President Robert Mugabe’s resignation is a major victory for the people of Zimbabwe who have suffered greatly under his reign. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe President Mugabe bows out of office
    21 november 2017 17:37:31
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) – Zimbabwe President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has resigned. Full text...

  • LEAD: President Mugabe resigns
    21 november 2017 16:54:41
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Tuesday resigned after a week of pressure from the military, War Veterans, ruling ZANU-PF and the general population. Full text...

  • Zuma heads to Zimbabwe as Mugabe impeachment talks begin
    21 november 2017 16:35:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma and Angolan President Joao Lourenco were due in Harare late Tuesday following talks between regional leaders on the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • AU issues all out appeal for response to Libyan migrant crisis
    21 november 2017 16:26:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission has appealed for logistical support from all AU member states to airlift and repatriate African migrants stuck in Libya, Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Tuesday. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: President Mugabe resigns
    21 november 2017 16:15:41
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zimbabwe has resigned after a week of pressure from the military, War Veterans, ruling ZANU-PF and the general population. Full text...

  • Process to impeach President Mugabe begins
    21 november 2017 14:22:40
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The process to impeach President Robert Mugabe began on Tuesday with the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda reading the rules and regulations, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has reported. Full text...

  • Botswana President Khama tells President Mugabe to step down
    21 november 2017 12:25:53
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has sent a letter to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe asking him to resign. Full text...

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