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  • Tunisian president disagrees with PM over cabinet reshuffle
    06 november 2018 10:28:38
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The spokesperson for the Tunisian presidency, Saïda Garrach, says that president Beji Caid Essebsi disagrees with the cabinet reshuffle carried out on Monday by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed. Full text...

  • Algerian and Italian heads of government consult in Algiers
    05 november 2018 18:11:46
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and the President of Italy's Council of Ministers, Giuseppe Conte, on Monday held official talks in Algiers on wide ranging issues, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Chinese FM pledges support for Africa's push for UN Security Council seats
    05 november 2018 15:44:18
    Shanghai, China (PANA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, has pledged his country's support to Africa's push for the reform of the United States Security Council. Full text...

  • Libya to work for release of abducted South Korean national
    05 november 2018 11:51:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of foreign affairs of the government of national accord, Mohamed Eltaher Hamouda Sayala, on Monday reassured South Korea that the Libyan government will work to get its national abducted in July in the south of the country released. Full text...

  • Togo, Ghana meet for delimitation of maritime border
    05 november 2018 11:12:52
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese and Ghanaian national maritime border commission held a two-day meeting at the weekend in Lomé for a negotiated maritime border between the two countries, sources told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Gabonese opposition Jean Ping insists he won the 2016
    03 november 2018 17:53:20
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The losing candidate for Gabon's presidential election in August 2016, Jean Ping, on Saturday insisted that he won that election. Full text...

  • OIC strongly condemns attack on Coptic Christian bus in Egypt
    03 november 2018 17:29:46
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - The Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in the province of Minya, south of Egypt, which left seven dead and several wounded. Full text...

  • Sudan denounces renewal of US State of Emergency on the country
    03 november 2018 15:37:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Foreign Ministry has deplored renewal by United States President Donald Trump of the State of Emergency on Sudan. Full text...

  • International court rejects Saif Gaddafi call to drop arrest warrant
    03 november 2018 03:55:59
    Th Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - A call by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi ­– son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and de facto Prime Minister of the country during the time of his father’s rule – for an international arrest warrant against him to be ruled inadmissible, was rejected by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President Aziz receives Moroccan foreign minister
    02 november 2018 19:36:18
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Friday received in audience the Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and International cooperation, Nasser Bourita, special envoy of King Mohamed VI, the official media said. Full text...

  • Libyans resident in Tunisia urged to report maltreatment to consular services
    02 november 2018 14:31:02
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Reconciliation has asked Libyans resident in Tunisia to report to their consulate in Sfax, "any harassment or maltreatment suffered in the hands of their hosts". Full text...

  • Tunisian PM expresses satisfaction with Algerian cooperation
    02 november 2018 11:54:33
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Algeria and Tunisia have made significant strides on cooperation and coordination in the military and security domains in efforts to fight against terrorism and its eradication. Full text...

  • As South Sudan celebrates, UN envoy cites trust as future ‘key ingredient’
    02 november 2018 00:13:21
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Thousands of elated citizens gathered in South Sudan’s capital of Juba on Wednesday to celebrate an agreement signed in September between the President and his former deputy, which it is hoped will finally end years of brutal conflict across the world’s youngest country, the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday. Full text...

  • ‘Stand-off’ between Somalia’s federal, state authorities could ‘paralyse’ progress – UN envoy
    01 november 2018 18:47:15
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Ongoing tensions between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the country’s state authorities were centre stage, as the United Nations top envoy for the country visited the South West State on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Buhari says Nigeria welcomes stronger relations with countries
    01 november 2018 17:32:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said that Nigeria welcomes further strengthening of relations with countries, especially in the areas of agriculture and trade. Full text...

  • Burkinabe President Kabore to attend 3rd African Week at European Parliament
    01 november 2018 13:50:12
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Burkina Faso president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, is expected in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday for a working visit during which he will take part in the 3rd African Week, organised at the European Parliament by the group of Socialists and Democrats. Full text...

  • Journalists to set up network for professional reporting of elections in ECOWAS region
    01 november 2018 08:41:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Participants of a two-day media workshop organised by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) have agreed to set up a Network to foster information/experience sharing and coordination of professional reporting of elections for the entrenchment of democracy in West Africa. Full text...

  • Security Council extends mandate of UN peace mission in Western Sahara by six months
    01 november 2018 04:34:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, extended the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), until 30 April next year, a UN statement said. Full text...

  • Nigeria assures China it will implement agreed initiatives
    31 october 2018 13:25:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government has assured the Chinese government that it will implement the 2018 Forum for China African Cooperation (FOCAC) initiatives as a framework for strengthening Nigeria-China relations and Africa in general. Full text...

  • Nigeria's president Buhari congratulates Brazilian president-elect
    31 october 2018 11:40:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated Mr Jair Bolsonaro on his victory in Brazil’s presidential election run-off on Sunday. Full text...

  • South Sudan's exiled leader returns home to boost peace effort
    31 october 2018 11:20:29
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar, who fled into exile through the Democratic Republic of Congo two years ago, has returned to Juba, capital of South Sudan. Full text...

  • EU extends sanctions against 4 Burundians until October 2019
    30 october 2018 11:44:36
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union Council has extended until October next year the targeted sanctions against four Burundians, which consists of a ban to enter the European Union (EU) territory and freezing of their bank assets in member countries, an official statement issued in Brussels on Tuesday said. Full text...

  • French President pledges financial backing for Ethiopia's political reform
    30 october 2018 11:02:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to back ongoing political reforms in Ethiopia with the provision of budget support, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisian President Essebsi condemns Tunis attack
    30 october 2018 10:31:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Beji Caïd Essebsi has strongly condemned the bomb attack perpetrated on Monday by a woman in the city centre of the capital, Tunis, which claimed the lives of eight police officers and a civilian. Full text...

  • ECONEC partners with GIZ to empower media on professional reporting of elections
    30 october 2018 07:50:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has called for trust, openness and cooperation between election management bodies and the media to ensure the delivery of credible, transparent and peaceful elections in West Africa. Full text...

  • Buhari meets with joint UN, AU and ECOWAS election mission in Abuja
    29 october 2018 17:10:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday received members of the Joint United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS Good Offices Mission on Elections in Abuja, saying that Nigeria has left that era in which democratic norms are brazenly subverted, with votes awarded to those favoured by the authorities. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Canada to deepen bilateral relations
    29 october 2018 17:05:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria and Canada on Monday resolved to deepen bilateral relation in the areas of trade and commerce, education, security as well as science and space technology. Full text...

  • Libyan Parliamentary delegation ends visit to France
    29 october 2018 10:23:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A delegation from the Libyan Parliament on Sunday evening concluded a visit to the French capital, Paris, to establish partnership between the two countries in several domains. Full text...

  • Sudan, Eritrea to normalize relations soon
    28 october 2018 20:17:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Neighbors Sudan and Eritrea are on their way to settling their differences and normalizing relations, following a successful regional and internal mediatory efforts. Full text...

  • Pan-African parliament to discuss Libyan crisis with warring parties
    28 october 2018 15:13:17
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Presidency of the African Parliament (PAP) will send a delegation to Libya to discuss the crisis in that north African country with stakeholders and international parties with a view to finding a negotiated settlement to the crisis, the Libyan MP at the PAP, Youssef al-Fakhri, told the press on Sunday. Full text...

  • Efforts of settling Libyan crisis at the heart of Al-Sissi-Conte meeting
    27 october 2018 14:39:53
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has discussed with the Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, efforts to achieve a political settlement of the Libyan crisis in a manner that responds to the aspirations of the Libyan people to restore stability and security, a statement by the Egyptian presidency quoted by Libyan newspapers on Saturday said. Full text...

  • New presidential guard chief appointed in Libya
    25 october 2018 16:17:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Gen. Dhiaddine Mohamed Hussein al-Amrouni has been appointed chairman of the presidential council of the government of national accord, according to a statement released by Full text...

  • Burkinabes remember the fall of Blaise Compaoré
    25 october 2018 15:33:10
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The 4th anniversary of the popular uprising of 30-31 October 2014, which ousted Blaise Compaoré from power and the 3rd anniversary of the resistance against the 16 September 2015 coup will be celebrated on 26-27 October in the 13 regions of Burkina Faso, a statement issued by the government’s information services said. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Parliament swears in first female President
    25 october 2018 10:02:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Parliament swore in veteran UN diplomat Sahlework Zewdie as the new President on Thursday following the resignation of incumbent President Mulatu Teshome, a year before the end of his first term, officials said. Full text...

  • Bill Gates, Tim Cook visit European Parliament
    25 october 2018 09:54:30
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The founder of Microsoft and co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates and the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, on Wednesday visited the European Parliament during the International Conference of data protection and privacy. Full text...

  • Guinean Defence minister visits Mali
    24 october 2018 11:56:47
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Guinea's Defence minister, Dr. Mohamed Diané, who is also State minister in charge of Presidential Affairs, on Tuesday began a working visit in Mali, PANA has learned from official sources. Full text...

  • South African political party accused of fuelling xenophobia
    24 october 2018 09:49:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – An opposition party is under fire for allegedly using language that provokes violence and xenophobia. Full text...

  • ‘Never give up’: UN chief urges all who serve, marking UN Day
    23 october 2018 19:28:56
    New York, UN (PANA) - Marking the 2018 United Nations Day, which falls on 24 October, Secretary-General António Guterres is urging the men and women of the UN, and those they serve, to “never give up” tackling the world’s many challenges. Full text...

  • AU, EU commend G5 Sahel, ECOWAS efforts in dealing with organised crime, terrorism
    23 october 2018 18:23:03
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday commended efforts by the G5 Sahel and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to reinforce regional cooperation to address the threats of terrorism and organized crime. Full text...

  • Sudanese, Egyptian businessmen to meet in Khartoum
    23 october 2018 12:00:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese-Egyptian Businessmen Council is to meet in Salam Rotana Hotel in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, to discuss acceleration of the joint economic and commercial operations, and to prepare for a Sudanese-Egyptian heads of state summit meeting, to be held in Khartoum on Thursday. Full text...

  • Canadian Governor General starts three-day visit to Burkina Faso
    23 october 2018 11:38:54
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, on Tuesday began a three-day visit to Burkina Faso, a statement issued by the Burkina presidency said. Full text...

  • African Air Force Chiefs of Staff meet in Morocco
    23 october 2018 09:58:30
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - African Air Force Chiefs of Staff began their 8th Annual Symposium in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday to discuss regional security challenges and promotion of dialogue. Full text...

  • Africa is 'an important partner' for Russia, says Lavrov
    22 october 2018 19:47:17
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) – The Russian minister of foreign affairs, Serguei Lavrov, on Monday in Moscow said that Africa "is an important partner" for Russia, underlining that the relations with African countries have special backgrounds and are not influenced by international changes. Full text...

  • French FM received by Tunisian president
    22 october 2018 19:38:16
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian president, Béji Caïd Essebsi, on Monday received the French foreign affairs minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is in Tunisia for a working visit, a statement issued by the Tunisian presidency said. Full text...

  • Cameroon's veteran president Biya reelected
    22 october 2018 19:17:31
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon's veteran President, Paul Biya, who has been in power since 1982, has been reelected for his seventh term, the Constitutional Court announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Libyan FM, Spanish ambassador discuss economy, immigration in Libya
    22 october 2018 14:58:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of foreign affairs, Mohamed Tahar Siala, on Monday held discussions in Tripoli with the Spanish ambassador in Tunisia, Francisco de Miguel, on the question of the fight against illegal immigration and the economic cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • 150 companies to partcipate in Mauritania Int'l Trade Fair
    22 october 2018 09:45:34
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – A massive 150 companies will showcase their products from Tuesday when the Mauritanian international trade fair begins in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Mauritania seeks to strengthen ties with Algeria
    22 october 2018 09:35:32
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The Mauritanian Foreign Affairs minister, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on Sunday expressed the desire of his country to develop its "historical and excellent" relations with Algeria, welcoming the positive developments that they have experienced lately. Full text...

  • Angola 'ready to clarify expulsion' of DR Congo nationals
    19 october 2018 11:10:06
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The ambassador of Angola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), José Joâo Manvuel, has said his government is willing to clarify the expulsion of DR Congo nationals from his country as demanded by Angola. Full text...

  • Burkinabe Communication minister calls for accurate reportage of information on terrorism
    19 october 2018 09:36:59
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso's minister of Communication, Remis Dandjounou, has urged journalists to report responsibly on the fresh outbreak of terrorist attacks in the West African country so as not to be the mouthpiece of terrorists. Full text...

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