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  • Libya's Interior minister meets senior Scotland Yard officer
    08 january 2019 11:54:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Interior minister Fethi Bachagha on Tuesday met with the representative of Scotland Yard for Terrorism and Training, Richard Clark, with their discussions centering on cooperation between Libya and UK in the fight against terrorism and the training of security officers. Full text...

  • Nigerian President Buhari calls for respect for democracy in Gabon
    08 january 2019 11:38:56
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called for respect for democracy in Gabon following the attempted coup d’état in the country on Monday. Full text...

  • UN envoy in Libya hails Algeria's support for efforts to reconcile Libyans
    08 january 2019 11:28:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations envoy in Libya, Ghassan Salame, at the start of a two-day visit to Algeria on Monday evening, has hailed the firm support of the Algerian authorities in efforts at reconciliation in Libya. Full text...

  • AI says Gambia’s Truth Commission, 'step towards justice'
    08 january 2019 10:54:57
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Global human rights body Amnesty International (AI) says Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission's (TRRC) hearings mark “an important step towards justice and reparations”. Full text...

  • South Africa condemns botched Gabon coup attempt
    08 january 2019 09:29:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa has condemned Monday's botched coup attempt in Gabon reaffirming the principle of the African Union (AU) of the total rejection of all unconstitutional change of power. Full text...

  • Algeria condemns coup attempt in Gabon
    07 january 2019 19:13:14
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algeria has condemned the attempted coup on Monday in Gabon and welcomed the speedy restoration of constitutional order in the country, according to a statement issued by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Full text...

  • France condemns attempted coup in Gabon
    07 january 2019 16:02:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - France has condemned the coup attempt by a group of Gabonese soldiers on Monday in response to the health situation of President Ali Bongo Ondimba who is recovering in Morocco, said a statement issued the French Foreign ministry. Full text...

  • Burundi politician appeals for reconciliation between Burundian and Rwandan leaders
    07 january 2019 15:42:42
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's National Liberation Forces (FNL) leader Jacques Bigirimana on Monday called on Burundian and Rwandan Presidents Pierre Nkuruziza and Paul Kagame respectively to reconcile "and avoid a war in which their countries would have more to lose than to win". Full text...

  • Mauritanian opposition turns down invitation to take part in march 'against extremism and hatred'
    07 january 2019 14:43:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The National Forum for Democracy and Unity (FNDU), a Mauritanian opposition group of political parties, civil society organizations, trade union centres and independent personalities, has announced its refusal to respond to an invitation to take part in a march against "extremism and hatred" scheduled for Wednesday. Full text...

  • LEAD: Gabonese gov't says coup attempt foiled
    07 january 2019 10:33:25
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The Gabonese government says it has foiled Monday's coup attempt to remove President Ali Bongo from power. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Gabonese gov't says coup attempt 'foiled'
    07 january 2019 10:09:58
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The Gabonese government says it has foiled Monday's coup attempt to remove President Ali Bongo from power and the "mutineers" have been arrested. Full text...

  • 2019 'a critical year' for Somali politics and development says Security Council
    07 january 2019 06:08:24
    New York US (PANA) - In the wake of the Somali Government's recent decision to expel the head of the UN's assistance mission, UNSOM, the Security Council on has cautioned that 2019 would be "a critical year" for the east African nation that is reconsituting itself after decades of conflict. Full text...

  • Russia reiterates support for Libya's Presidential Council
    06 january 2019 20:58:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Russia's Ambassador to Libya, Ivan Molotkov, renewed his country's support for the government of national unity and consensus in Libya during a meeting with the President of the Presidential Council, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Sunday at the Council's headquarters in Tripoli. Full text...

  • UPDATE: DRC presidential vote results compilation halfway done - CENI
    06 january 2019 18:15:52
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - The DR Congo National Independent Electoral Commission of Congo (CENI) has compiled 53% of the results from the 30 December presidential election vote, Corneille Nangaa, the CENI Chairman said on Sunday. Full text...

  • DRC cleric reiterates election irregularities may ignite popular revolt
    06 january 2019 14:52:07
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - Election irregularities may ignite a popular revolt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rather than the Church criticism of the way the electoral body was handling the tallying of the presidential election vote, a senior DRC cleric said on Sunday. Full text...

  • DRC poll officials meet to discuss presidential election results
    06 january 2019 11:14:47
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - The DR Congo National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) is holding its General Assembly to review the status of the tallying and compilation of the results of the 30 December presidential elections before deciding on when to declare the provisional results, officials said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Congolese electoral body postpones declaration of presidential poll results
    05 january 2019 19:45:47
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – The National Independent Electoral Commission of Congo (CENI) has postponed the announcement of the presidential election results initially set for Sunday, saying it was making “good progress” in compilation but was not in receipt of all the results, poll officials said on Saturday. Full text...

  • France deplores Somali government decision to expel UN representative
    05 january 2019 16:34:29
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French government has deplored the decision of the Somali government to expel the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia, also chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Mr. Nicholas Fink Haysom, Full text...

  • Togolese Prime Minister resigns
    05 january 2019 16:10:31
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togolese Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou resigned on Friday following the parliamentary elections of 20 December, said a statement issued Saturday by the Presidency of the Republic in Lomé. Full text...

  • Congolese church raises stakes amid tense wait for presidential election results
    05 january 2019 07:51:41
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Catholic Church has ruffled feathers with the National Independent Electoral Commission of Congo (CENI) after declaring it knows the winner of the 30 December presidential contest. Full text...

  • UN chief expresses ‘full confidence’ in top Somalia official following Gov't expulsion
    05 january 2019 07:33:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General said on Friday he “deeply regrets” the Somali Government’s decision to expel his Special Representative in the country, adding that he had “full confidence” in Nicholas Haysom’s abilities and track record as an international civil servant. Full text...

  • Cameroon gets new Prime Minister
    04 january 2019 19:00:21
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - President Paul Biya of Cameroon on Friday appointed Joseph Dion Ngute as Prime Minister to replace Philemon Yang who has held the post since June 2009. Full text...

  • DRC ‘calm but tense’ as country awaits presidential election result
    04 january 2019 18:53:09
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The post-election environment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is “calm but tense” as the country waits for the results of the presidential poll, the UN Human Rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday. Full text...

  • Ex-US soldier joins Gambia’s citizenship debate
    04 january 2019 16:44:57
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Dawda Rowsey, a retired American soldier on Friday reacted to President Adama Barrow’s remarks on the questions of Gambian citizenship saying Barrow’s take was indeed welcome. Full text...

  • Tunisia to hold presidential and legislative elections as specified by constitution
    04 january 2019 13:17:58
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Presidential and parliamentary elections in Tunisia will be held this year as specified by the Constitution, a member of the Independent High Electoral Commission, Anour Ben Hassen, announced on Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President to participate in national unity march
    04 january 2019 11:32:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian Head of state Mohamed ould Abdel Aziz is to participate part in a march for national unity and cohesion on Wednesday called to denounce "all that harms national unity", the Office of the Prime Minister has announced. Full text...

  • 'Milestones are clear’ for ‘significant progress’ in Somalia during 2019, Security Council hears
    03 january 2019 20:30:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Somali Government efforts to build a lasting peace through political reform and transformation have progressed along a “positive trajectory” but everyone involved in the process needs to “pull in the same direction”, the UN Special Representative in the country told the Security Council on Thursday. Full text...

  • Libyan official, UN envoy discuss Libya's stabilisation arrangements
    03 january 2019 18:28:54
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan government of national accord's Interior minister, Fethi Bachagha, on Thursday had discussion with the Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs of the UN Secretary General, Stephanie Williams, on the support of the international community to the security arrangements aiming to stabilize the country. Full text...

  • France congratulates new OIF Secretary General for taking office
    03 january 2019 16:14:46
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French government has congratulated the new Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), Louise Mushikiwabo, who took office on Thursday, while expressing conviction that she would make all arrangements to give the organisation a new impulse. Full text...

  • South Africa's official opposition targets Zuma again
    03 january 2019 16:06:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday indicated that it will return to the courts to ensure that former President Jacob Zuma will pay for his latest Gauteng High Court appeal against a judgment which ordered him to pay back the funds already incurred by his many court challenges. Full text...

  • New Secretary-General of La Francophonie Mushikiwabo takes office
    03 january 2019 14:00:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Former Rwandan Foreign minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, on Thursday officially took office as secretary-general of the world community of French-speaking countries, also known as La Francophonie, in Paris, France, an official source confirmed to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Netherlands ready to receive 49 African migrants rescued off Libyan coasts by German NGOs
    03 january 2019 10:25:09
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Netherlands government says it is willing to receive 49 migrants rescued off the Libyan coast by vessels of two German NGOs, Sea-Eye and Sea-Watch, according to a communiqué received by PANA on Thursday in Brussels. Full text...

  • EU wants Kinshasa to lift Internet access ban
    02 january 2019 17:12:30
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government to lift the ban on internet access, imposed since Monday, after the the counting of votes of the 30 December presidential election began, according to a press statement it issued on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Will Africa make a difference in 2019? (Analysis by Anaclet Rwegayura, PANA Editor)
    02 january 2019 11:48:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Frankly put, crises are now ruling a large part of Africa and what is often referred to as the people’s good governance is at stake. There is no crisis that rocks one country without its reverberation being felt in adjacent countries. Full text...

  • South Africa probes Mozambique terror link
    02 january 2019 06:44:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has asked local authorities to probe claims that a South African national is a member of a jihadist group operating in neighbouring Mozambique. Full text...

  • Mauritanian president awarded 2018 Mandela security prize
    01 january 2019 15:53:24
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has been named a recipient of "Mandela Prize for Security 2018" by a jury of the Paris-based Mandela Institute, according to the Mauritanian News Agency (AMI). Full text...

  • Gambian President’s take on citizenship debate
    01 january 2019 14:40:30
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of debate over the question of Gambian citizenship and what it means to be a citizen. Full text...

  • Barrow cautions Gambia’s young democracy must be handled with tack
    01 january 2019 13:53:13
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow says that politics in the country's young democracy should be handled with tack and caution. Full text...

  • President Issoufou lauds Niger's economic progress
    01 january 2019 13:00:46
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Nigerien president Mahamadou Issoufou on Monday expressed satisfaction with the economic progress made by his country that saw a 5.2% growth in 2018, which is over the 3% average for ECOWAS countries and 3.7% for world economies. Full text...

  • Cameroonian president Biya vows to neutralise 'war entrepreneurs'
    01 january 2019 12:32:19
    Yaoundé, Cameroun (PANA) – In his traditional New Year message on Monday evening, the Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, reviewed 2018, gave new orientations for 2019 and vowed particularly that the defence forces would "neutralise war entrepreneurs", alluding to Anglophone separatists. Full text...

  • Make New Year resolutions – President Barrow tells Gambians
    01 january 2019 10:25:11
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Tuesday advised his compatriots to make New Year resolutions in their march towards development. Full text...

  • Reform of Ivorian Electoral Commission to start in 2019 - Ouattara
    01 january 2019 10:17:19
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The reform process of the Ivorian Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) will start this month, President, Alassane Ouattara said in his New Year's address to the nation on Monday. Full text...

  • Foreign missions call on DR Congo authorities to end media blackout
    01 january 2019 08:17:30
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Foreign diplomats accredited to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, have called upon the government to restore internet connection, lift media restriction and allow election observers access to the election result tallying centres of Sunday’s president Vote. Full text...

  • DR Congo opposition leader praises defiant vote in Ebola-hit Eastern region
    01 january 2019 08:08:50
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - DR Congo opposition leader and front-runner for the presidency, Martin Fayulu, has praised the citizens of Beni and Butembo in the Eastern region for conducting a citizens election despite a decision to suspend voting in the Ebola-hit region until March. Full text...

  • Kagame accuses 'neighbouring country' of supporting Rwandan rebels
    01 january 2019 02:34:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused an unnamed neighbouring country of supporting "negative forces" against his country. Full text...

  • Seoul cancels passports of three South Koreans living in Libya
    31 december 2018 11:08:38
    Seoul, South Korea (PANA) - The South Korean government has cancelled the passports of three citizens living in Libya, after their refusal to return to South Korea. Full text...

  • Congolese voters taste democracy in peaceful vote, technical failures reported
    31 december 2018 09:22:54
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Counting of votes is continuing in Sunday's presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which was largely peaceful with only pockets of violence reported in parts of the country and incidences of technical failures of voting machines, the electoral body said. Full text...

  • Polling centres open in landmark post-Kabila vote in DR Congo
    30 december 2018 08:01:45
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Polling centres opened in the cobalt-rich Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday in a landmark vote to usher President Joseph Kabila out of power and to possibly restore peace to restive regions in the country’s Eastern region, which has largely been excluded from the vote. Full text...

  • UN Chief says there are ‘reasons for hope’ in a world still on ‘red alert’
    30 december 2018 06:15:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Last year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued “a red alert” over a range of dangers confronting the world, which “still persist” as 2019 looms. “These are anxious times for many, and our world is undergoing a stress test,” the UN chief said on Saturday in his message for the New Year. Full text...

  • DR Congo general elections under way amidst calls for peaceful vote
    30 december 2018 06:06:02
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Polls officially opened in general elections in DR Congo on Sunday that will see the successor to President Joseph Kabila emerge, two years after he was expected to have stood down. Full text...

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