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  • UN: UN, partners task Malian parties on peace agreement implementation
    08 march 2017 20:54:15
    New York, US (PANA) - Commending recent progress, including the launch of interim authorities in Kidal, northern Mali, the UN and regional blocs on Wednesday urged the parties to the peace agreement in Mali to overcome the difficulties which are impeding the establishment of such authorities in the Taoudeni and Timbuktu regions. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army to probe human rights violations by troops in war against Boko Haram
    08 march 2017 17:53:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Wednesday set up a seven-member “Special Board of Inquiry’’ to probe alleged cases of human rights abuses levelled against its personnel in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria, Cameroon in two-day joint operations against Boko Haram
    08 march 2017 17:28:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria and Cameroon successfully conducted a joint operation against Boko Haram terrorists in their common remote borders, the Nigerian Army announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Mali's justice minister seeks to replicate Rwandan experience back home
    08 march 2017 15:28:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Mali's Justice Minister, Mamadou Ismaël Konaté, currently on a week-long working visit to Rwanda, on Wednesday expresses his wishes to see Rwanda and his country collaborate on judicial, legal and human rights issues, especially in maintaining correctional facilities. Full text...

  • Gambia: Journalists Union condemns attack on journalist by 3 political parties
    08 march 2017 14:02:46
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has strongly condemned the attack on Foroyaa newspaper reporter, Kebba Jeffang, by three political parties and demanded that the government of President Adama Barrow should bring the perpetrators to book. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram logistics base
    08 march 2017 07:45:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday night announced that its fighter jets "successfully" destroyed a logistics base concealed by fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest, northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africans purchase world's most valuable pigeon
    08 march 2017 07:38:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A pair of South African pigeon racers has spent a world record-breaking US$387,000 for a single racing pigeon. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN envoy urges protection of children as key to peace-making, conflict prevention
    08 march 2017 05:59:00
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The rights of children must also be a cornerstone of conflict prevention, peace-making and peace building efforts, the United Nations focal point on children in armed conflict told the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, expressing deep concern at the scale and severity of grave violations committed against children in the past year. Full text...

  • UN: Guterres appeals for global support to avert famine in Somalia
    07 march 2017 15:00:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday in Mogadishu, Somalia, urged international support to avert a famine in the drought-hit Horn of Africa country and curb the spread of cholera, as well as facilitate economic development. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Media watchdog says Chad journalists in hiding after threats
    07 march 2017 12:07:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Media watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists, has asked the Chadian domestic intelligence officers to cease harassing and attempting to intimidate journalists. Full text...

  • US: 'Zimbabwean journalists charged with insulting Mugabe'
    07 march 2017 10:16:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Zimbabwean authorities should immediately drop all charges against News Day editor Wisdom Mdzungairi and reporter Richard Chidza, and should cease threatening journalists, Media watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights body calls for probe into Darfur chemical attacks claims
    07 march 2017 08:39:39
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Human rights body Amnesty International is asking an anti-chemical weapons body to demand a proper investigation into alleged chemical attacks by Sudanese government forces in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UK: Amnesty International says Trump's revised travel ban will stir hatred, division
    07 march 2017 06:28:00
    London, UK (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International has slammed US President Donald Trump’s new Executive Order to reinstate the suspension of his country's refugee resettlement programme and establish a temporary travel ban on people from six majority-Muslim countries. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN agency concerned about new US refugee plan
    07 march 2017 06:14:08
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence and persecution in their home countries and who remain in urgent need of life-saving assistance and protection, the United Nations refugee agency underscored on Monday in the wake of the latest Executive Order signed by the President of the United States on refugee resettlement. Full text...

  • Somalia: World must ‘act fast,’ scale up life-saving assistance in Somalia – UN
    07 march 2017 06:03:22
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - As a severe drought deepens in Somalia, the risk of famine is looming in the long-troubled country, with about half the population in need of some form of assistance, according to an assessment by United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Security Council visits ‘epicentre’ of Boko Haram violence
    07 march 2017 05:52:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin is of global concern and action is needed “right now,” the United Nations Security Council said on Monday, wrapping up its four-country tour with the promise of long-term support for the Governments and the people in their fight against Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Trump issues revised travel ban, 3 African countries affected
    06 march 2017 21:07:35
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Donald Trump on Monday issued a revised travel ban of his earlier Executive Order, which temporarily banned migrants and refugees from some major Muslim countries, including three African countries, namely Libya, Somalia and Sudan. Full text...

  • US: US government felicitates with Ghana on National Day
    06 march 2017 20:09:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Monday felicitated with Ghana on the occasion of its National Day. Full text...

  • Nigeria: US trains Nigerian police officers on human rights
    06 march 2017 19:55:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States has trained 28 Nigeria police officers on human rights and special protection to be deployed to the war zone against Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast of the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria warns citizens travelling to US
    06 march 2017 14:23:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Ms Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Monday advised Nigerians who have no compelling or urgent reason to travel to the US to postpone their travel plans until the new administration’s policy on immigration is clear. Full text...

  • Zambia: 8 people die in church food stampede in Lusaka
    06 march 2017 14:14:33
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Eight people have died while 28 others were injured following a stampede at the Olympic Youth Development Center (OYDC) in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, on Monday as a crowd jostled to enter the premises to receive food hampers from the Church of Christ, Police in Lusaka announced Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Rights group slams Egypt for using punitive probation measures to harass activists
    06 march 2017 07:34:42
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International on Monday slammed the Egyptian authorities for increasingly using arbitrary and excessive probation measures as a tactic to harass activists. Full text...

  • CAR: UN condemns threats by armed group against civilians, peacekeepers
    06 march 2017 06:56:46
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is warning a rebel movement against impeding humanitarian access, saying any threats to peacekeepers, aid workers or civilians are “unacceptable” and could be tried as warm crimes. Full text...

  • Niger: UN Security Council links aid and development in fight against Boko Haram
    06 march 2017 06:48:51
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Security Council – which is in the Lake Chad Basin to draw attention to the humanitarian and development needs of a region grappling with Boko Haram's terror – visited for the first time Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan rebel movement releases 125 prisoners of war
    05 march 2017 20:25:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A total of 125 prisoners of war (POWs) have been released by a rebel group, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) following negotiations and mediation by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Sudan's ministry of foreign affairs, the intelligence service and other Sudanese personalities, Sudan's Armed Forces (SAF) said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Army capture 14 Boko Haram terrorists
    05 march 2017 14:55:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian Army on clearance operations at Chikum Gudu in northern part of Borno in northeastern Nigeria have captured 14 Boko Haram terrorists and neutralised many others. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN aid chief calls for access, funds to prevent spread of South Sudan's famine
    05 march 2017 07:03:17
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan will starve unless relief workers gain access to needy populations and more funding is raised, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator on Saturday warned after meeting malnourished children who fled the raging conflict in the country. Full text...

  • Chad: UN Security Council delegation visits Chad, Cameroon
    05 march 2017 06:56:22
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council was in Chad on Saturday, as part of a four-country visit “to shine a spotlight” on the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the Lake Chad Basin region and draw international attention to the plight of about 11 million people. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy tasks South Sudan's leaders on famine
    03 march 2017 18:44:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in South Sudan, Mr. David Shearer, on Friday called on the country’s political leadership to support its own people in the wake of a famine affecting some 100,000 people, and urged local authorities to provide humanitarian access to those most in need. Full text...

  • UN: UN expert urges greater protection of people with albinism
    03 march 2017 16:16:03
    New York, US (PANA) - With hundreds of attacks in the last six years on people with albinism, a UN expert on the enjoyment of human rights by people with albinism, Ms. Ikponwosa Ero on Friday called for additional oversight of traditional healers who use body parts in witchcraft rituals and so-called medicines. Full text...

  • South Africa: Police reveal alarming murder, rape statistics
    03 march 2017 12:51:41
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African police on Friday revealed that there has been a slight decrease in the number of murders in the country although the rate remains “unacceptably high”. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Housing dilemma grips Tanzania's new capital
    03 march 2017 10:13:18
    Dodoma, Tanzania (PANA) - Finding office space for ministries and residential accommodation for advance groups of Tanzania's civil servants moving to the new central capital, Dodoma, is now a headache, senior government officials have admitted. Full text...

  • Tunisia: WFP welcomes Japan's contribution for emergency food aid in Libya
    02 march 2017 19:54:00
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday welcomed a contribution of US$700,000 from the Government of Japan that will provide vital food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by ongoing conflict since 2011. Full text...

  • UN: ICC president, Trust Fund for Victims conclude joint visit to Uganda
    02 march 2017 15:55:24
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, has concluded an official visit to Uganda, at the invitation of the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV), Mr. Motoo Noguchi, an ICC statement said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan troops kill 57 Al-Shabaab militants
    02 march 2017 14:28:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Soldiers belonging to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have killed 57 Al-Shabaab militants during an operation in Subow Centre in Somalia. Full text...

  • Egypt: Amnesty International calls for protection of Coptic Christians in North Sinai
    01 march 2017 22:00:17
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International says the Egyptian authorities must offer urgent protection to Coptic Christians in North Sinai and provide essential services and accommodation to hundreds who were forced to flee their homes, after seven people from the community were killed in a series of attacks there over the past month. Full text...

  • Lesotho: Quash mutiny charges against Lesotho soldiers - Rights group demands
    01 march 2017 21:52:50
    Maseru, Lesotho (PANA) - Amnesty International is asking the Lesotho government to quash mutiny charges against all 23 Lesotho Defence Forces who were detained on mutiny charges in 2015. Full text...

  • US: UN rights chief reiterates call to end death penalty
    01 march 2017 21:36:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday reiterated his call to abolish the death penalty as it raises serious issues in relation to the dignity and rights of all human beings, including the right to life and the right not to be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Full text...

  • UN: DRC security forces committed rights violations against protesters - UN
    01 march 2017 17:44:37
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN report has found that defence and security forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) used excessive, disproportionate and at times lethal force to prevent and contain demonstrations in December 2016, in violation of international human rights law and standards. Full text...

  • UN: 3.2 million refugees found 'home' in poor countries -UN study
    28 february 2017 20:04:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Most of the 3.2 million people driven forcibly from their homes in early 2016 found shelter in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). Full text...

  • Libya: UNSMIL head urges parties to respect humanitarian law in Qanfuda
    28 february 2017 19:14:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, has been following with deep concern the continued reports of civilians in Benghazi trapped in the midst of a combat zone without access to food and water. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says migrating children, women, suffer sexual violence, abuses
    28 february 2017 17:50:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday described the routes from sub-Saharan Africa into Libya and across the Mediterranean to Europe, as one of the "world’s deadliest and most dangerous for children and women", noting that nearly half of the women and children interviewed after making the voyage were raped. Full text...

  • UN: UN official calls for unhindered relief access in South Sudan
    28 february 2017 15:30:47
    New York, US (PANA) - With hundreds of thousands in need of assistance in famine-struck parts of South Sudan and rising insecurity hampering relief work, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Mr. Eugene Owusu, has called on all parties to ensure that humanitarians have immediate, safe and unhindered access across the nation. Full text...

  • Sudan: "Save the Children" condemns looting of its compound, warehouse in S. Sudan
    28 february 2017 14:15:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The International charity organization, Save the Children, said its food and supply stores in a South Sudanese town have been looted and hundreds of children left without supply. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana president calls for thanksgiving for 'good rains'
    28 february 2017 08:42:18
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama has called for a national thanksgiving on Sunday to thank God for good rains the country has received this year. Full text...

  • UN: UN tasks governments on human rights obligations
    28 february 2017 07:38:23
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said disregard for human rights is a “disease", and urged UN member states to uphold the rights of all people in the face of rising populism and extremism. Full text...

  • UN: Refugees, migrants still face risks to reach Europe - UN agency
    28 february 2017 07:32:00
    New York, US (PANA) - Increased border restrictions and lack of accessible legal ways to reach Europe have caused refugees and migrants to take more “diversified and dangerous journeys", such as relying on people-smugglers or using flimsy boats to cross rough seas, a new report by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has revealed. Full text...

  • UN: 'Africans in Germany suffer racial discrimination, abuses'
    28 february 2017 07:19:29
    New York, US (PANA) - People of African descent in Germany suffer racial discrimination, Afrophobia and racial profiling in their daily lives, but their situation remains largely invisible to the wider society, a UN expert panel said on Monday at the end of its first official visit to the country. Full text...

  • Somalia: Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis - says WHO
    27 february 2017 22:57:32
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Less than half of the people in Somalia have access to basic health services, the United Nations health agency on Monday said, announcing that it is scaling up its response in the country amid a severe drought and worsening food crisis. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum displeased with presence of Darfur rebel leader in France
    27 february 2017 19:15:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese Foreign Affairs Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has told France that Khartoum is not happy with the French government providing safe haven for rebel leaders from Darfur region. Full text...

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