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  • South Africa's ruling party prepares for Zuma exit
    20 january 2018 14:33:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Saturday confirmed that it has decided to set up a committee to negotiate terms for an early exit for embattled President Jacob Zuma who faces mounting legal challenges. Full text...

  • Weah presidency: The challenge of high expectations in Liberia (By Paul Ejime, PANA Guest Writer)
    19 january 2018 19:33:42
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Apart from not playing in the World Cup finals, the dream of every football player, George Manneh Oppong Weah, has won virtually all there is to win in world football. Full text...

  • Ethiopian PM meets Egyptian leader on tensions over Nile dam
    19 january 2018 10:49:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, on an official visit to Cairo, has held talks with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, emphasising the need to de-escalate tension over a mega-dam along the Nile River. Full text...

  • 11 African leaders, football stars to attend Weah's inauguration in Liberia
    18 january 2018 18:00:35
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The leaders of 11 African nations and a horde of football stars are expected to attend the inauguration of Liberia’s President-elect George Manneh Weah, on Monday, the government announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Jammeh wanted me eliminated – Gambia election chief
    18 january 2018 16:10:46
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Alieu Mommar Njie, has said former president Yahya Jammeh wanted him dead after losing the general elections of December 1, 2016. Full text...

  • UN poised to scale up support for Libya’s post-conflict transition, Security Council told
    17 january 2018 22:22:13
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations is implementing its Action Plan for Libya to create the necessary conditions for the completion of the North African country’s post-conflict transition, the head of UN mission there said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sirleaf praises Liberians for perseverance over 12 years
    17 january 2018 21:23:07
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has praised her compatriots for their perseverance over 12 years when the nation was emerging from the throes of war following democratic elections. Full text...

  • Rwandan president receives credentials of 10 new ambassadors to Rwanda
    17 january 2018 15:26:35
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Tuesday received the credentials of 10 new ambassadors to Rwanda, a diplomatic source revealed Wednesday here. Full text...

  • Ramaphosa urged to stop Zuma's allies from fleeing South Africa
    17 january 2018 11:32:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has snubbed President Jacob Zuma and called on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that borders and airports are put on alert in order to stop the Gupta family from trying to flee the country ahead of their reported imminent arrests. Full text...

  • AUC, UNSMIL agree on coordinated approach to seek lasting peace in Libya
    17 january 2018 07:33:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) have agreed that a coordinated approach between the two organizations is vital in finding lasting peace in Libya. Full text...

  • AU congratulates Bience Gawanas on appointment as UN Special Advisor on Africa
    17 january 2018 07:27:37
    Addis Abeba, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission has congratulated Ms Bience Gawanas of Namibia, on her appointment as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Africa. Full text...

  • US President Trump declared 'Persona Non Grata' in Caribbean over 'Shithole' comments
    17 january 2018 07:11:46
    Bridgetown, Barbados (PANA) - Some 200 persons and organizations have signed a document, declaring US President Donald Trump "Persona Non Grata" in the Caribbean region. Full text...

  • UN Security Council urges DRC politicians to resolve differences peacefully
    17 january 2018 07:05:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors there to exercise maximum restraint and to address their differences peacefully. Full text...

  • UN chief outlines priorities for action in 2018
    16 january 2018 19:52:17
    New York, US (PANA) – Having taken office with a call for peace to be the watchword of 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said the world instead had ‘gone in reverse,” and that there are critical areas that need action in the New year, including climate change, the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East conflict, and the Rohingya crisis. Full text...

  • Gambian President in Nigeria, holds bilateral meeting with Buhari
    16 january 2018 14:58:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Adama Barrow of The Gambia on Tuesday paid a one-day official visit to Nigeria, where he held bilateral meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Full text...

  • Nigerian, US officials meet over Trump comments on immigrants
    16 january 2018 13:02:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States Charge d’affaires in Nigeria, Mr David Young, met with the Nigerian Foreign Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja on Monday, amidst a row over disparaging comments allegedly made by U.S. President Donald Trump against Africa. Full text...

  • Kagame meets former French president Sarkozy in Kigali
    15 january 2018 17:48:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday met former French president Nicolas Sarkozy who is on a private visit to the country, an official source confirmed to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Nigerian gov't summons US Ambassador over Trump comment on immigrants
    15 january 2018 15:05:58
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government has summoned the United States ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, over the derogatory remarks by President Donald Trump. Full text...

  • Trump’s ‘Shithole’ remark disgusts Gambia
    15 january 2018 14:27:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian government has joined the rest of the world to react to United Sates President Donald Trump’s vile comments about African countries and other nations, according to an official statement made available PANA by the foreign affairs ministry on Monday. Full text...

  • Gambia opposition party accuses gov’t of being careless with political crisis
    15 january 2018 14:22:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia’s opposition party, the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), has described as ‘unfortunate’ cases of political violence in the country, accusing the government of President Adama Barrow of being careless in resolving political crisis of the country. Full text...

  • Liberia's ruling party expels Pres. Sirleaf, 3 others for “inappropriate behaviour"
    15 january 2018 14:08:11
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The ruling Unity Party (UP) has expelled its Standard Bearer Emeritus, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and three others for “inappropriate behaviour.” Full text...

  • South Africa addresses President Trump's scandal
    15 january 2018 11:31:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government on Monday registered one of the highest forms of diplomatic protest with the United States over President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Haiti and various African countries. Full text...

  • President Zuma denies backing ex-wife as interim South African President
    14 january 2018 18:45:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Sunday denied damaging media reports that he would agree to step down early if his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma became interim president. Full text...

  • Sudan, Ethiopia agree to improve cooperation
    14 january 2018 17:49:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir on Sunday received a message from Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn dealing with bilateral relations and issues of common concern. Full text...

  • Ramaphosa slams state capture, corruption in South Africa
    13 january 2018 16:35:57
    East London, South Africa (PANA) – African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday promised tough action against those responsible for corruption and state capture, and vowed to work for unity in the ruling party of South Africa and the country as a whole. Full text...

  • Ghana's present, immediate past presidents condemn Trump's alleged vulgar comment
    13 january 2018 15:07:21
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's present and immediate past presidents have condemned the alleged racist comments of US President Donald Trump who described Africa as "shithole" countries. Full text...

  • African envoys at UN demand apology for US President's xenophobic remarks
    13 january 2018 13:35:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations have demanded retraction and apology from the U.S. Administration with regard to the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed this week to President Donald Trump towards Africa and people of African descent. Full text...

  • AU, UN chiefs condemn violation of South Sudan peace deal
    13 january 2018 09:04:28
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres have strongly condemn the recent violations of the 21 December 2017 Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Gambia former ruling party threatens to 'fight back' if attacked
    12 january 2018 20:10:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's main opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party has warned that its members will defend themselves if attacked by any individual in the country. Full text...

  • UN rights office urges Tunisian authorities to ensure freedom of peaceful assembly
    12 january 2018 19:35:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the authorities in Tunisia to ensure that protestors are not arrested in an arbitrary manner, and that all those detained are treated with full respect for their due process rights and other fundamental guarantees. Full text...

  • South African politicians slam Trump's "abhorrent" remarks
    12 january 2018 16:30:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African politicians on Friday joined the global chorus of condemnation over US President Donald Trump's description of Africa as a "shithole". Full text...

  • Gambia police 'suspend' all political activities
    12 january 2018 12:03:17
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Political parties were dealt a major blow on Thursday as police announced they have suspended all public political activities in the country. Full text...

  • Recalling Zuma will cause havoc, SA grassroots body warns ANC leaders
    12 january 2018 08:52:00
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Removing President Jacob Zuma will cause economic havoc and could spark widespread violence in South Africa, a barely-known grassroots organisation made up of professionals representing different communities in need has warned. Full text...

  • Ghana president names Special Prosecutor to fight corruption
    11 january 2018 19:46:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday nominated Mr. Martin Alamisi Amidu, a former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and anti-corruption crusader, as the country's first Special Prosecutor, subject to the approval of Parliament. Full text...

  • Kenyan President in South Africa to enhance security cooperation
    11 january 2018 18:08:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has started a three-day official visit to South Africa to discuss security, trade cooperation and infrastructure development, the President's office said Thursday. Full text...

  • Somaliland’s politics still divided on clan lines, despite peaceful presidential poll
    11 january 2018 16:59:31
    Hargeisa. Somaliland (PANA) - Despite a peaceful and democratic presidential election, held in Somaliland on 13 November 2017, voting was largely along clan lines, the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said in its weekly online review on Thursday. Full text...

  • African Union in fight against corruption for Africa's transformation
    11 january 2018 16:38:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa must get rid of the burden of corruption weighing on the lives of millions of its people -- women, men and the young, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has said. Full text...

  • Displacement slows in Darfur but returns remain difficult - Lacroix
    11 january 2018 06:40:41
    New York, US (PANA) – Despite some recent voluntary returns among those displaced in Sudan's Darfur region, lack of security, services and sustainable livelihoods in return areas have become major impediments to returns, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Chinese FM to visit Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe
    10 january 2018 14:04:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Rwanda, Angola, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe from January 12 to 16 at the invitation of Foreign Ministers from the four African countries, a diplomatic source confirmed Wednesday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Barrow reacts to attack on opposition supporters in hometown
    10 january 2018 13:57:07
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President, Adama Barrow, Tuesday sued for peace, as he reacted to an incident which left opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reconciliation and Construction (APRC) members seriously injured. Full text...

  • Gambian President Barrow to meet top gov’t officials over reforms
    10 january 2018 13:43:42
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of Gambia is scheduled to meet over 144 civil servants on January 28 in his drive to reform the civil service sector, a statement from the presidency said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria to hold general elections on 16 February 2019
    10 january 2018 07:05:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday announced that presidential and national assembly elections will be held on 16 February, 2019. Full text...

  • Brinkmanship, lack of compromise will only deepen DR Congo political crisis - Lacroix
    10 january 2018 05:50:20
    New York, US (PANA) – Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyatta orders police to manage road transport after rise in traffic crashes
    09 january 2018 19:59:15
    Meru, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the Police on Tuesday to resume the management of traffic and transport operations which have been under the management of the National Transport and Safety Authority. Full text...

  • Gambian minister says President Barrow 'not moving an inch'
    09 january 2018 10:09:49
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The head of Gambia's ruling Coalition that brought President Adama Barrow to power, Hamat Bah, has taken a swipe at fellow coalition leaders who are asking the president to leave office after three years. Full text...

  • Gambia opposition party convoy 'attacked' in President Barrow’s hometown
    09 january 2018 09:40:46
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A large convoy carrying opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reconciliation and Construction (APRC) party supporters has been attacked in Basse Upper River Region, leaving at least 30 persons injured, party officials told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • UN Security Council hails Liberia's just-ended presidential polls
    08 january 2018 19:16:53
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council has congratulated the Liberian people and government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations, and the media for the peaceful conduct of the 26 December presidential runoff election. Full text...

  • Gambia's former ruling party urges patience among supporters
    08 january 2018 14:47:07
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The spokesperson for the former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reconciliation and Construction party (APRC), has urged supporters of the party to be patient, assuring them that the party will bounce back in the next general election. Full text...

  • Western Sahara: UN chief urges easing of tensions in Guerguerat area
    07 january 2018 11:46:37
    Smara, Western Sahara (PANA) - Deeply concerned over rising tensions near Guerguerat in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Saturday called for maximum restraint in the area. Full text...

  • South Africa Rand surges as President Zuma fights for his political life
    05 january 2018 17:44:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's Rand has surged to its highest levels since mid-2015 amid speculation that President Jacob Zuma could be sidelined as early as next week. Full text...

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