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  • ILO calls for preventive measures in workplaces
    28 april 2011 15:50:47
    New York,US (PANA) - The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Juan Somavia, on Thursday called for preventive measures to ensure people worldwide had safer workplaces. Full text...

  • UNESCO says sub-Saharan Africa spending more on education
    27 april 2011 17:50:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a report, unveiled Wednesday, that countries in sub-Saharan Africa have been increasing expenditure on education by six per cent every year over the past decade. Full text...

  • Moroccan workers get salary increases
    27 april 2011 16:52:01
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Moroccan government announced an increase in the salaries of civil servants by 600 dirhams (50 euros), with effect from 1 May, following several rounds of meetings with the workers' unions, PANA learnt Wednesday from official sources. Full text...

  • Road crashes at Easter kill 82 in Zimbabwe
    27 april 2011 11:40:12
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Eighty two people were killed in separate road accidents in Zimbabwe over the Easter holiday, police said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Air Zimbabwe pilots end strike
    21 april 2011 12:21:53
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Striking Air Zimbabwe pilots and cabin crews returned to work Thursday after the government promised to pay their outstanding salaries and allowances which had prompted the strike. Full text...

  • Two Mauritanian secondary education unions call strike
    17 april 2011 15:12:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Two workes' unions in the education sector on Sunday announced a three-day strike from 8-10 May to support several demands aimed at improving working and living conditions of professionals. Full text...

  • 'More countries closer to MDG targets, but poorest countries need urgent help'
    16 april 2011 10:01:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Two-thirds of developing countries are on track or close to meeting key targets for tackling extreme poverty and hunger, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Saturday. Full text...

  • WFP gives 500 tonnes of cornflour to Mali schools
    08 april 2011 21:44:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) has granted the Malian Ministry of Education, Literacy and National Languages, 531 tonnes of rich cornflour valued at 142.3 million FCFA for schools. Full text...

  • Mauritanian health workers in massive protest
    05 april 2011 15:45:56
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Determined to have their rist allowances restored, Mauritanian health workers protested Tuesday in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Malawi Varsity to be 'completely sealed' as stand-off continues
    04 april 2011 14:56:59
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The University Council, the regulatory authority of the University of Malawi, has ordered the complete sealing of Chancellor College and the Polytechnic, two constituent colleges of the university, by 5pm local time (15hrs GMT) on Wednesday following Full text...

  • University of Kinshasa teachers go on strike from Monday
    03 april 2011 20:36:24
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Teachers of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) in DR Congo will embark on an indefinite work stoppage starting Monday, following an extraordinary meeting Saturday by the Association of Teachers of UNIKIN (APUKIN). Full text...

  • UN launches annual Yearbook in digital format
    31 march 2011 18:57:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Thursday released the latest edition of its annual Yearbook, which for the first time is being made available in digital format for e-book readers. Full text...

  • Amnesty International says global death penalty drops
    29 march 2011 19:36:44
    New York, US (PANA) - An annual report by Amnesty International said that the use of the death penalty globally was falling due to the abolition of the practice in some parts of the world. Full text...

  • UN marks Int'l Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    22 march 2011 16:14:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Tuesday urged the international community to make efforts to address the plight of people of African descent, deploring the discrimination and social exclusion that many of them still endure, even as their historical contributions in all fields of human endeavour are ignored. Full text...

  • Mali university teachers continue strike
    22 march 2011 14:35:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The strike action, commenced Saturday by members of the National Union of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Mali (SYNESUP), continued Tuesday, paralyzing activities at the University of Bamako and other schools across the country, PANA noted. Full text...

  • 'Nearly 30,000 Rwandan refugees still live in North-Kivu'
    14 march 2011 21:39:31
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Nearly 30,000 Rwandan refugees still live in the North-Kivu province in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the head of the provincial unit of the National Refugee Committee (NRC), Laingulia Njewa, said on Monday. Full text...

  • Zim minister appears in court for corruption
    11 march 2011 14:15:29
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's Minister of Energy Elton Mangoma appeared in court Friday, accused of involvement in a US$6 million fuel scam which has shaken the country's two-year old coalition government. Full text...

  • UNICEF calls for US$ 115.3m funds for DRC children
    09 march 2011 16:08:19
    Kinshasa, DR of Congo (PANA) - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched an appeal for funds to the tune of US$ 115.3 million, to cover the needs of children and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), affected by the various armed conflicts in the country, a press release by the institution, made available to PANA here Wednesday, said. Full text...

  • UN chief counsels students on internet use
    04 march 2011 15:44:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday in New York advised students to use information technology and the Internet ``creatively'' to chart a better Full text...

  • UNICEF report calls for more investment in adolescents
    25 february 2011 19:51:37
    New York, US (PANA) - A report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for increased focus on the world's 1.2 billion adolescents, in order to break "entrenched cycles of poverty and inequity". Full text...

  • Zim magistrate husband, brother nabbed for robbery
    24 february 2011 09:55:12
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - In a bizarre case, the husband and brother of a top magistrate in Zimbabwe has been arrested on robbery charges. Full text...

  • Burundian Teachers on strike over welfare
    22 february 2011 12:19:06
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Academic activities remain paralysed in Burundi's public primary and secondary schools Tuesday, the second day of the strike embarked upon by some teachers in the country to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Magistrates' strike paralyses justice system in Burundi
    18 february 2011 13:32:39
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A strike by magistrates, who are demanding improved welfare, has paralyzed Burundi's justice system since Thursday, PANA learnt from union officials in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Zim finance minister orders diamond probe
    16 february 2011 08:32:32
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti Wednesday ordered a probe into diamond sales in the country, saying revenue figures were sharply conflicting. Full text...

  • Red Cross stops Zim prison aid
    16 february 2011 08:18:01
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday it would gradually stop feeding prisoners in Zimbabwe due to an improvement in food supplies in the country. Full text...

  • Petrol bomb hits Zim market
    07 february 2011 11:19:54
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A petrol bomb extensively damaged a market in Zimbabwe's capital Harare Sunday night, and authorities are blaming the main opposition party which they accused of trying to stir up Tunisian and Egyptian-style revolts against President Robert Mugabe's 30-year rule. Full text...

  • Blatter, Jordaan names newsmakers of the year
    07 february 2011 10:36:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter and 2010 World Cup local organising committee Chief Executive Officer Danny Jordaan were named as South Africa’s National Press Club's news makers of the year on Sunday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe bans SA meat imports
    03 february 2011 11:07:08
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe Thursday announced a ban on meat and livestock imports from neighbouring South Africa, following the outbreak of the rift valley fever in parts of that country. Full text...

  • Beninese health sector workers to end strike
    01 february 2011 12:18:55
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Striking health sector workers in Benin are expected to resume work in the next few days, after the government agreed to improve their risk bonuses, the main reason for the strike, PANA learnt Tuesday from official sources in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Six candidates seek to succeed Diouf as FAO DG
    01 february 2011 11:07:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Six candidates are seeking to succeed Senegalese Jacques Diouf as the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), according to a statement from the Rome-based organisation. Full text...

  • Zim's apex bank fires 1,400 workers
    28 january 2011 12:57:26
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's central bank announced Friday it was laying off 75 percent of its workforce to save money and streamline operations. Full text...

  • Show voter's card, ride free on Lagos buses
    26 january 2011 09:20:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - To encourage residents to take part in the ongoing voter registration across Nigeria, the government of Lagos state has said passengers who can show their voter's card will be allowed to ride free on its intra-city buses, tagged LAGBUS, on Thursday and Friday. Full text...

  • 'Global unemployment to persist in 2011'
    26 january 2011 07:29:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said in a new report that global unemployment in 2011 is likely to continue at the record highs of the past three years. Full text...

  • Zim mother delivers 'monster' baby
    21 january 2011 11:14:28
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A woman in northern Zimbabwe Thursday delivered a baby with two faces, four legs and four arms, sending the local community into bewilderment. Full text...

  • Zim workers to down tools next week
    21 january 2011 11:11:58
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Civil servants in Zimbabwe said Friday they would go on strike next week over a long-running pay dispute with the government, after the latest talks to resolve the issue failed. Full text...

  • WTO says global tourism recovered `strongly in 2010
    18 january 2011 17:45:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Tourism Organization (WTO) said Tuesday that international tourism recovered strongly in 2010, following improved economic conditions worldwide. Full text...

  • Commercial transport operators continue strike in Bujumbura
    18 january 2011 12:16:21
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Commercial buses were still missing for the second consecutive day Tuesday in Bujumbura, the Burundian capital, following a strike called by private operators to protest a recent increase in insurance tariffs. Full text...

  • UN expert tasks Senegal govt on quality education
    14 january 2011 21:28:55
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Mr Kishore Singh, on Friday urged the Senegalese government to provide more qualitative education to its citizens to enhance the literacy level in Full text...

  • Zim investigates officials implicated in wikileaks
    12 january 2011 09:38:28
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe said Wednesday it would set up a team of legal experts to determine whether or not the country's laws were breached by government officials implicated in Wikileaks documents. Full text...

  • Malawian veteran journalist Mita dies
    31 december 2010 22:44:01
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Veteran journalist and administrator Tony Mita, who was the late dictator Hastings Kamuzu Banda's last Chief Information Officer tasked to defend the regime in the twilight of its three-decade uninterrupted rule, has died. Full text...

  • DRC teachers threaten strike for salary arrears
    27 december 2010 22:30:23
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Teachers in primary and secondary schools in DR Congo are threatening not to resume classes after the end-of-year holidays if the government does not pay their salary arrears for November and December at the latest on 31 December 2010. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis provokes gas, kerosene shortage in Mali
    23 december 2010 18:40:26
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The current political tension in Cote d’Ivoire has resulted in the scarcity of butane gas and "jet A1" in Mali, the national daily, L’Essor, reported here Thursday. Full text...

  • ILO says financial crisis affected global wage growth
    16 december 2010 19:11:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) said Thursday the financial and economic crises cut global wage growth by half in 2008 and 2009. Full text...

  • Mali launches water, hygiene project for schools
    14 december 2010 22:27:57
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali’s education, literacy and national languages minister, Professor Salikou Sanogo, on Tuesday stressed the importance of best hygiene practices at school. Full text...

  • UN-backed initiative to support 200,000 African youth
    14 december 2010 17:42:32
    New York, US (PANA) - About 200,000 low-income youth in sub-Saharan Africa will benefit from a UN-backed initiative, unveiled on Tuesday, to give them increased access to financial services. Full text...

  • US supports flood victims in Benin
    13 october 2010 21:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is t o release US$50,000 for Benin to assist victims of recent floods that caused hav o c in the West African country, diplomatic sources said Wednesday in the capital, Cotonou. Full text...

  • EU grants 650,000 euros to Mauritania to tackle malnutrition
    11 october 2010 23:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) has been given 65 0,000 euros by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Service (ECHOS) for Maur i tania to feed thousands children under-five as well as pregnant and breast-feedi n g women, according to a statement from WFP on Monday. Full text...

  • UN agencies call for more teachers to meet MDGs target
    05 october 2010 18:56:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The heads of four UN agencies Tuesday called for well-trai ned and professionally motivated teachers to meet the Millennium Development Goa l s (MDGs) target on education for all by 2015. Full text...

  • WFP grants food aid to impoverished populations in Senegal
    28 september 2010 21:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The office of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Senegal on Tuesday launched a pilot project to provide food ration to populations in the suburbs of Dakar, the Senegalese capital, and the region of Ziguinchor in the south of the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe petitions UN over US travel restrictions
    18 september 2010 13:53:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe on Saturday petitioned United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, over a US decision to bar some members of President Robert Mugabe's delegation from traveling to New York for the General Assembly meeting of the world body. Full text...

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