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  • Malian surrendered to ICC for war crimes
    01 april 2018 10:23:28
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) says a Malian, Mr Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, was surrendered to the Court on Saturday by the Malian authorities and arrived at the Court's detention centre in the Netherlands. Full text...

  • Christians celebrate Easter
    01 april 2018 10:17:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Christians are on Sunday celebrating Easter, the day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Full text...

  • Bashir says peace achieved in Darfur
    31 march 2018 10:40:57
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) — President Omar Bashir of Sudan has declared that peace and stability have been achieved in Darfur region and will be reached in the "Two Areas" of South Kordofan and Blue Nile shortly. Full text...

  • Guterres welcomes successful wrap up of long-running UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia
    30 march 2018 19:59:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the successful conclusion of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which officially closed its doors on Friday, and congratulated the West African country’s people and Government for turning the page on crisis and conflict. Full text...

  • South African president, Ramaphosa, flies economy class
    30 march 2018 13:20:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two months after taking office, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa remains in the news – for all the right reasons. Full text...

  • Gambian Police question leading activist
    30 march 2018 11:49:44
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian police have questioned a leading activist, Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh, over a saga involving a Chinese company accused of polluting the environment, PANA reported on Friday. Full text...

  • Christians mark Good Friday
    30 march 2018 04:53:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Christians throughout the world are marking Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Full text...

  • Two Gambian army generals face charges of desertion
    29 march 2018 19:24:37
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Two Gambian army generals with strong ties to former ruler Yahya Jammeh are to be court-martialled for desertion following their return from Equatorial Guinea where the ex-president lives in exile, an army spokesperson confirmed to PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • ICRC mourns loss of staff member killed in bomb attack in Mogadishu
    29 march 2018 17:04:52
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Thursday it was devastated by the loss of one of its staff, Abdulhafid Yusuf Ibrahim, in Mogadishu who passed away on Wednesday after succumbing to injuries from an improvised explosive. Full text...

  • Rights group says Mauritania's administrative obstacles keep children from School
    29 march 2018 09:40:16
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Mauritania’s national civil registration process is preventing some children from attending public school and taking mandatory national examinations, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Unrealistic demands on UN peacekeeping costing lives, credibility – Guterres
    28 march 2018 22:12:31
    New York, US (PANA) - As the United Nations continues to send peacekeepers to difficult or war-torn environments like Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, those ‘blue helmets’ will need more and better coordinated support among the actors who authorise and deploy them, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Revamped UN strategy aims to address root causes of Sahel crisis
    28 march 2018 22:07:03
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The United Nations has reset its action plan to address the root causes of the complex crisis in Africa’s Sahel, a region now home to one out of five people worldwide requiring humanitarian assistance, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Bashir announces three-month extension of ceasefire in conflict areas
    28 march 2018 20:05:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir on Wednesday issued a decree declaring a three-month extension of the current ceasefire in conflict areas in the country with immediate effect. Full text...

  • Media launch kicks off countdown to World Press Freedom Day 2018 in Ghana
    28 march 2018 15:50:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - UNESCO and the Government of Ghana on Tuesday kicked off the countdown to World Press Freedom Day 2018 (to be observed 3 May) during a widely-attended media event at the Ghanaian Ministry of Information in Accra. Full text...

  • Johannesburg woman jailed for racial outburst
    28 march 2018 15:04:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Johannesburg court on Wednesday jailed a white woman who sparked a national outcry for verbally assaulting a black policeman, the first time someone will be imprisoned for using racist language. Full text...

  • Security Council renews UN mission in DR Congo
    27 march 2018 22:45:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday extended for one year the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), making it a priority for the operation to protect civilians and provide support for implementation of a 31 December 2016 agreement on holding elections. Full text...

  • UN allocates $9 million to help thousands of people displaced in north-east Nigeria
    27 march 2018 22:40:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 60,000 people displaced by ongoing hostilities in Nigeria’s crisis-torn Borno state will receive life-saving aid thanks to an allocation from the United Nations-managed country-based humanitarian assistance fund. Full text...

  • ICC Prosecutor underlines cooperation with CAR authorities to restore justice
    27 march 2018 19:53:33
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) – Justice and accountability are necessary to successfully surmount the recurring cycle of violence in Central African Republic (CAR), International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said, reiterating her Office's commitment to the pursuit of accountability for atrocity crimes in the country. Full text...

  • Army to bury 11 soldiers killed by bandits in northwest Nigeria
    27 march 2018 18:20:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A week after bandits killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in Kaduna, northwest of the country, the Nigerian Army on Tuesday said arrangements have been completed for their burial on Wednesday. Full text...

  • EU provides 50 million Euros humanitarian assistance to DR Congo
    27 march 2018 18:07:25
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - European Union's Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Conflict Management, Christos Stylianides on Tuesday announced an emergency aid of 49.5 million Euros to Democratic Republic of Congo to counter the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the country. Full text...

  • UN expert urges Niger to swiftly adopt strategy on internal displacement
    27 march 2018 17:16:26
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - A UN human rights expert has urged the Government of Niger to prioritise the adoption of a strategy to ensure the rights of internally displaced persons are respected following attacks by non-state armed groups in both the Diffa and Tillabery regions triggered a deterioration of the security situation and uprooted over 130,000 people. Full text...

  • Ethiopia arrests at least five journalists during state of emergency
    27 march 2018 12:37:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Ethiopian authorities to release five journalists who were arrested in the house of a magazine owner, Temesghen Desalegn. Full text...

  • Rights group slams Israel's deportation of African asylum-seekers
    27 march 2018 05:16:59
    Tel Aviv, Israel (PANA) - Israel’s policy of deporting African asylum-seekers to two unnamed African countries is an abdication of its responsibility to refugees and an example of the vicious political measures feeding the “global refugee crisis”, Amnesty International has said as the Israeli Supreme Court considers new evidence on the legality of the policy. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for continued struggle to ensure dignity, justice for all
    27 march 2018 05:02:34
    New York, US (PANA) - Commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the United Nations Secretary-General on Monday said that while the abhorrent practice was abolished in the 1800s, it continues to have profound social, cultural and political impacts today. Full text...

  • UN forum examines role partnerships play in tackling global migration challenge
    26 march 2018 22:32:39
    New York, US (PANA) - Partnerships at local, national, regional and international levels are crucial to ensuring global migration is better managed, the United Nations migration agency chief said on Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Zuma receives summons to appear in South Africa's high court
    26 march 2018 19:01:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former Pesident Jacob Zuma on Monday received a summons to appear in the Durban High Court on 6 April to face charges of corruption. Full text...

  • Mauritius addresses inequality through more equitable labour markets – WB report
    26 march 2018 17:46:27
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Though often cited as an African success story with substantial economic growth, Mauritius was in the given the last decade marked by limited shared prosperity and increased inequality, according to a newly released World Bank report. Full text...

  • Former Somali president denied US entry under Trump’s travel ban
    26 march 2018 09:24:59
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been denied entry to the United States under President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries, local Garowe Online news service reported on Monday. Full text...

  • UN chief honours those who suffered shameful Transatlantic slave trade
    26 march 2018 06:15:25
    New York, US (PANA) - Honouring those who suffered the brutalities of the Transatlantic slave trade, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said the International Day set aside to remember this “epically shameful” chapter of human history is an opportunity raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. Full text...

  • Top South African football official charged with rape
    25 march 2018 10:14:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former politician Jennifer Ferguson, has laid a charge of rape against South Africa’s top football administrator, Danny Jordaan. Full text...

  • UNHCR, partners seek US$504 million for Congolese refugees
    24 march 2018 20:03:11
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN Refugee Agency, together with 30 humanitarian partners, has launched an appeal for US$504 million to assist the people forced to flee one of the world’s most complex, challenging and forgotten crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • 'Lake Chad Basin areas reclaimed from Boko Haram must be stabilised'
    23 march 2018 06:29:52
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - It is critical to shore up areas of Lake Chad Basin freed from the grip of Boko Haram, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told the Security Council on Thursday, as she also called for efforts to rebuild the lives of women and girls that have suffered at the hands of the terrorist group. Full text...

  • Buhari accents freedom of Christian schoolgirl held by Boko Haram for refusal to embrace Islam
    22 march 2018 18:05:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he is personally committed to the freedom of the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in captivity as he was to the girls' freedom when all 110 were held by Boko Haram terrorists. Full text...

  • Multinational joint maritime exercise begins in Nigeria
    22 march 2018 17:17:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Navy has deployed four warships and two helicopters as part of the platforms for the 7-day joint multinational maritime exercise code named “Obangame" which began on Tuesday in the Gulf of Guinea. Full text...

  • AI denounces persecution of anti-slavery organisations in Mauritania
    22 march 2018 15:43:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI), in a report released on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, has revealed that the human rights activists fighting against discrimination and slavery in Mauritania, are being persecuted. Full text...

  • Six killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack
    22 march 2018 15:12:05
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – At least six people have been killed and several others wounded in a massive car bomb attack outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday afternoon, according to local news service Garowe Online. Full text...

  • MSF slams European gov'ts for obstructing lifesaving rescues in Mediterranean
    22 march 2018 06:29:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has lashed out at Italian and other European governments for their actions that prevent lifesaving rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean and return people to unsafe Libya. Full text...

  • UNICEF welcomes release of Dapchi schoolgirls
    22 march 2018 06:14:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed the release of more than 100 schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on 19 February 2018 from a school in Dapchi, Yobe state, northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • UN report finds 47 protestors killed, freedom of assembly curtailed in DRC
    21 march 2018 22:50:54
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The security services and defence forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) killed at least 47 people during anti-government protests over a 13-month period through 31 January 2018, a United Nations human rights report has found. Full text...

  • Number of released Dapchi schoolgirls hits 101
    21 march 2018 15:21:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government has reviewed upwards to 101 the number of schoolgirls, abducted from Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram terrorists but released earlier Wednesday. Full text...

  • EU vows to eliminate racial discrimination globally
    21 march 2018 13:18:13
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Wednesday, the European Union (EU) has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the values of unity and coexistence, and to the fight against racism, discrimination, xenophobia and exclusion in all their forms, inside and beyond European borders. Full text...

  • UPDATE: Nigerian gov't says 76 Dapchi schoolgirls released so far
    21 march 2018 10:20:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government on Wednesday said that 76 of 110 students of Government Girls’ Technical College, Dapchi, who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on 19 February, have so far been released. Full text...

  • Nigerian presidency confirms 'release' of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls
    21 march 2018 10:05:15
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Presidential Spokesman Mallam Garba Shehu on Wednesday confirmed that the abducted students of Government Girls’ Technical College at Dapchi, in the northeast of the country, have been found and transported home. Full text...

  • Somali army officer murdered by armed men
    21 march 2018 09:52:03
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Armed men murdered on Tuesday evening murdered Somali army Mohamed Hassan Issa, near his house, before running away, the local media have announced. Full text...

  • Promote tolerance, respect diversity - UN chief
    21 march 2018 05:38:59
    New York, US (PANA) - People worldwide are being encouraged by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to think about how they can better promote tolerance, inclusion and respect for diversity. Full text...

  • Cameroonians pour into Nigeria, stretching scant resources – UNHCR
    20 march 2018 21:18:13
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - As more and more Anglophone Cameroonians flee a violent crackdown in the region and seek asylum in Nigeria, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday that without more funding and assistance, their situation and that of the Nigerian communities hosting them, will become even more desperate. Full text...

  • Rise in racism, xenophobia is alarming, warn UN rights experts
    20 march 2018 19:41:29
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UN and regional human rights experts have urged States, civil society organisations and activists to step up their efforts to stem the alarming rise in racism and xenophobia worldwide, citing concerns about the impact of populist nationalism on mainstream politics. Full text...

  • South African politician under fire for assaulting journalist
    20 march 2018 16:08:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A senior official with the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has apologized after being filmed assaulting a journalist outside Parliament on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN report finds unlawful, unjustified use of force against DRC protestors
    20 march 2018 10:41:31
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The right to freedom of peaceful assembly was severely restricted and often violently suppressed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2017 and the trend has continued so far this year, according to a UN report issued on Monday. Full text...

  • Rights group says Nigeria security forces warned about latest abduction of schoolgirls
    20 march 2018 06:59:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards a town where they abducted 110 schoolgirls last month, human rights group Amnesty International has said. Full text...

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