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  • South Africa: Court orders Zuma to justify dramatic Cabinet reshuffle
    04 may 2017 14:59:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – North Gauteng High Court Judge Bashier Vally on Thursday ruled that South African President Jacob Zuma must hand over all records explaining the reason why he reshuffled his Cabinet, an event which sent shock waves through the market. Vally said he would disclose his reasons next week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana electricity managers struggle to restore power after nationwide blackout
    04 may 2017 11:27:21
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Managers of the electricity sector in Ghana are struggling to restore power to consumers on Thursday as a major fault plunged the West African country into darkness on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • US: Survivors of sexual violence in war zones are 'victims of conflict' - UN report
    03 may 2017 20:59:26
    New York, US (PANA) - Survivors of sexual violence in war zones need to be recognised as legitimate victims of conflict and terrorism, and not blamed, stigmatised or shamed, the United Nations has said in an annual report to be presented to the Security Council. Full text...

  • Libya: OCHA, WHO condemn attack on Sebha Medical Centre in southern Libya
    03 may 2017 19:35:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator (OCHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday condemned the armed attack on 30 April on Sabha Medical Centre in southern Libya. Full text...

  • Kenya: Press freedom celebrations in Kenya shadowed by mysterious deaths
    03 may 2017 19:08:35
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan media practitioners have celebrated the World Press Freedom Day with mixed feelings of victory and retrogression following an early victory in the law courts, which led to the outlawing of criminal libel as a means of punishment against freedom of expression. Full text...

  • Gambia: 'Journalists, government are partners in Gambia's development' - Minister
    03 may 2017 18:55:01
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian Minister of Information, Communication and Infrastructure Demba Ali Jawo on Wednesday told scribes in the west African country "the most ideal form of a regulatory framework for the media is self–regulation.” Full text...

  • Sudan: New influx of refugees need assistance in Sudan's South Kordufan state
    03 may 2017 17:41:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Humanitarian assistance is urgently needed for thousands of refugees from South Sudan who this week fled to Abu Jibahia, a border locality in South Kordufan state of Sudan, according to Gadim Babikir Adam, commissioner of the area. Full text...

  • Libya: UN message denounces attacks on media workers in Libya
    03 may 2017 17:14:35
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Since the 17 February 2011 revolution, Libya has seen an expansion of media channels, allowing multiple perspectives and constructive debate in the society, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) in the north African country said in a message marking World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Amnesty International says press freedom threatened in Southern Africa
    03 may 2017 15:36:24
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Persistent attacks against journalists and media owners are threatening press freedom and the growth of independent media across Southern Africa, human rights group Amnesty International (AI), said on Wedneday to mark the World Press Freedom Day. Full text...

  • Somalia: Germany donates 70m euros to drought-ravaged Somalia
    03 may 2017 15:33:25
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Germany has donated 70 million euros (US$76 million) to Somalia and plans to at least double its amount of assistance to help scale up humanitarian response to the ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa country, it was officially announced in Mogadishu on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights group urges Somalia's new government to protect most vulnerable people
    03 may 2017 09:43:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Somalia’s new government should ensure that the security forces are accountable and improve protection of the most vulnerable people, Human Rights Watch has said in a 10-point report on human rights priorities in the country. Full text...

  • US: UN urges leaders to defend objective, independent media
    03 may 2017 06:27:32
    New York, US (PANA) – In a “post-truth” world with “fake news” on the rise, and media accountability and credibility falling under question, free, independent and professional journalism has never been more important, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia urged to demonstrate commitment to human rights
    02 may 2017 19:58:23
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian government must demonstrate its commitment to human rights by accepting recommendations on combating torture, ending discrimination and protecting women and girls from sexual and gender based violence, said Amnesty International on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN expert urges govts to end 'demonization' of critical media, protect journalists
    02 may 2017 19:54:58
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The work of journalism as a public watchdog over government has become ever more difficult, but ever more important, in our digital age, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambia: New government revives press freedom in Gambia
    02 may 2017 17:28:34
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's new government under President Adama Barrow has undoubtedly registered some significant achievements though it faces a lot of challenges, Information, Communication and Infrastructure minister Demba Ali Jawo said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU underlines critical importance of press freedom
    02 may 2017 16:27:48
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Free press is vital for having a democracy that works, European Union (EU) High Representative Federica Mogherini affirmed Tuesday, lamenting that this year's World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated in a difficult context for journalism. Full text...

  • Sudan: United States sends 47,500 tonnes of food aid to Sudan
    02 may 2017 12:08:24
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United States has sent 47,500 tonnes of emergency food aid to Sudan to support thousands of Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees in Sudan who are facing food insecurity. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: Rights group says armed groups target civilians in CAR
    02 may 2017 06:23:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Armed groups fighting for control of a central province in the Central African Republic (CAR) have targeted civilians in apparent reprisal killings over the past three months, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Switzerland: 'Abuses by non-State actors no justification for rights violations by Gov'ts'
    02 may 2017 06:03:30
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Raising alarm over use of rhetoric by States that they can “solve problems” and find ways around lawful safeguards, the United Nations rights chief has urged vigilance to protect and promote human rights of everyone. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN calls for protection of civilians sheltering in Upper Nile area
    02 may 2017 05:55:15
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – A senior United Nations humanitarian official in South Sudan has demanded that parties to the conflict uphold their responsibilities to protect thousands of Shilluk civilians sheltering in and around Aburoc, following the resumption of the government offensive and clashes along the West Bank of the Nile River last week. Full text...

  • Kenya: Government announces 18 per cent hike of low wages in Kenya
    01 may 2017 17:37:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Celebrating International Labour Day on Monday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced an 18% annual payrise for low-income earners, saying he was aware that workers on the lower income bracket struggle to afford basic necessities. Full text...

  • Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to Angola for newly-arrived refugees from DR Congo
    30 april 2017 19:59:57
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - A plane carrying relief items to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge in violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived in the Angolan capital, Luanda, Angola, on Sunday from Dubai, the United Nations refugee agency said. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa's White Zulu bows out
    30 april 2017 13:45:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African music legend Johnny Clegg, who is suffering from cancer, has announced that he will embark on his final world tour. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN urges all opposing sides to cease hostilities in South Sudan
    30 april 2017 08:11:16
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Reacting to the escalation of violence and subsequent suffering of civilians in South Sudan as a result of the recent government offensive, the United Nations has urged the government and other warring parties to cease hostilities, uphold their responsibility to protect civilians. Full text...

  • France: Executive Board reinforces UNESCO’s work on the safety of journalists, impunity
    29 april 2017 15:04:11
    Paris, France (PANA) - More than 60 Member States, across all regional groups, have sponsored a draft resolution on the Safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity, which was adopted, after two small editorial changes, on Friday, 28 April, 2017, without a vote. Full text...

  • Nigeria: US provides additional US$30m humanitarian aid in northeast Nigeria
    28 april 2017 17:39:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States on Friday announced an additional US$30 million dollars support for the people of northeast Nigeria, where years of brutality by Boko Haram and other militant groups have created a dire humanitarian crisis. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO to honour jailed Eritrean-Swedish journo on World Press Freedom Day
    28 april 2017 16:42:43
    Paris, France (PANA) - Jailed Eritrean-Swedish playwright, journalist and writer Dawit Isaak will be awarded the 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on 3 May in Jakarta, Indonesia, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced Friday. Full text...

  • Botswana: ECOWAS judiciary women honour Botswana’s President
    28 april 2017 10:03:40
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President has received an accolade from the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice Women Forum. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari says 'no apprehension' over his health
    27 april 2017 19:49:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has assured his compatriots that despite insinuations about his alleged poor health, there is no need for apprehension over recovery. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma salutes leading African judge
    27 april 2017 18:46:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday saluted Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng following his election as President of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CCJA) in Cape Town. Dignitaries from 34 African countries attended the event. Full text...

  • Cameroon: France grants Cameroon 724 million CFAF for humanitarian crisis
    27 april 2017 14:10:40
    Yaoundé, Cameroun (PANA) - France has allocated 724 million CFAF to Cameroon, for the vulnerable populations of the country, following two conventions signed Wednesday in Yaoundé between the French ambassador, Gilles Thibaut, and representatives of the World Food Programme (WFP), International solidarities and the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA). Full text...

  • Switzerland: Agriculture, sustainable dev't key to addressing migration challenges - UN
    26 april 2017 17:11:13
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Two UN organisations, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have been appointed to co-chair the United Nations Global Migration Group (GMG) in 2018. Full text...

  • DR Congo: UN seeks US$64 million to tackle humanitarian crisis in Kasaï region
    26 april 2017 16:39:55
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The United Nations on Wednesday appealed for US$64.5 million to respond to the urgent needs of 731,000 people over the next six months in the Kasaï region, the latest “humanitarian hotspot” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). Full text...

  • UK: Amnesty International names new Nigeria Country Director
    26 april 2017 12:06:58
    London, UK (PANA) - Amnesty International announced on Wednesday that human rights lawyer Osai Ojigho has been appointed the human rights organization's new Country Director in the Nigeria national office. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 5 killed in Boko Haram suicide attack in northeast Nigeria
    26 april 2017 10:13:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Boko Haram suicide bombers on Wednesday morning detonated explosives at three different locations in Muna area of Borno State, northeast Nigeria, killing one civilian and four terrorists. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Bangladeshi Army chief, Nigerian Vice President discuss fight against terrorism
    25 april 2017 17:18:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday received the visiting Bangladeshi Chief of Army Staff, General Abu Belal Muhammad, and called for a renewal of international collaboration aimed at tackling the menace of terrorism. Full text...

  • Kenya: Twenty-six perish in Nairobi-Mombasa Highway crash
    25 april 2017 17:03:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Police have confirmed the death of 26 people in a grisly road accident involving a passenger bus and an oil tanker along Nairobi-Mombasa Highway on Monday night. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya's Cold War era foreign minister dies at 91
    25 april 2017 16:50:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's former foreign minister Munyua Waiyaki, who died at 91, in Nairobi on Tuesday, has been mourned for his steadfast leadership during the Cold War era. Full text...

  • Kenya: UN Migration kick starts relief operations in DRC's Kasai region
    25 april 2017 12:15:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN Migration Agency Director General, William Lacy Swing, has approved the release of US$ 100,000 to kick-start relief operations for more than 1.1 million people displaced by widespread hostilities to the DR Congo’s south central Kasai region. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 7 persons killed in Nigeria suicide bomb incidents
    25 april 2017 09:22:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria police have said that seven persons lost their lives on Monday in two separate suicide incidents in Maiduguri, the epicenter of Boko Haram violence. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Rights group condemns jailing of Radio France Internationale journalist
    25 april 2017 05:58:08
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Amnesty International has condemned the conviction and sentencing of a journalist by a military court in Cameroon to 10 years in prison after an "unfair trial"describing it as a travesty of justice. Full text...

  • Botswana: Crippled Zimbabwean sues Botswana govt
    24 april 2017 15:57:11
    Botswana, Gaborone (PANA) – A Zimbabwean man is suing the Botswana Police Service (BPS) for P4.5 million (approximately US$ 436,844.16) after a corporal punishment left him paralysed, the country’s tabloid newspaper, The Voice, reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan, Nigeria to cooperate in fight against terrorism
    24 april 2017 15:38:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Defence Minister, Gen. Awad Ibn-Aof, has assured that Sudan is ready to cooperate with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, according to the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA). Full text...

  • Chad: UNICEF says 25 million children out of school in conflict zones
    24 april 2017 09:41:06
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) – More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said on Monday. Full text...

  • Algeria: Rights group criticises Algerian authorities for poor response to domestic violence
    24 april 2017 06:50:22
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Police inaction, insufficient shelter space, and ineffective investigation and prosecution often leave domestic violence survivors in Algeria at risk of further mistreatment despite a new law criminalising spousal abuse, Human Rights Watch has said. Full text...

  • South Sudan - Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan 'more important than ever' - UN official
    24 april 2017 04:07:14
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's “biggest challenges,” the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) said on Sunday as he wrapped up a visit to the north-western Wau region. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria, Bangladesh share experience in counterinsurgency
    23 april 2017 10:06:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has said his experience with the Bangladesh National Defence has been very useful in counterinsurgency operations against Boko Haram in the north-east of the country. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Rights watchdog claims hidden abuses by Egyptian military in North Sinai
    22 april 2017 07:20:45
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International says information it has gathered confirms that members of Egyptian military are responsible for at least seven unlawful killings, including shooting dead at point blank range an unarmed man and a 17-year-old child. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Rights group raises red flags of 'imminent' execution in Nigeria prison
    22 april 2017 07:06:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Human rights watchdog Amnesty International is asking the Nigerian authorities to immediately scrap plans to execute death row inmates in Kirikiri prison in Lagos, saying there were reports from inmates that the prison’s gallows were being prepared and one inmate had been isolated possibly in preparation for execution. Full text...

  • France: Spread of literacy among women highlighted in UNESCO anniversary global review
    21 april 2017 20:55:46
    Paris, France (PANA) – The increase in reading and writing proficiency among women is a result of the significant up tic in their enrolment and completion of primary education over the last five decades, even as overall funding for adult literacy has remained low, a recently-launched study by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has found. Full text...

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