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  • Belgium: Brussels condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya
    04 december 2014 13:34:40
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium has "strongly" condemned the terrorist attacks in Kenya, particularly the one that was perpetrated on Monday night in which 36 workers of a quarry were killed by the Islamist Al-Shababb militia in Mandera, not far from the border with Somalia, official sources said. Full text...

  • Togo: Authorities ban importation, sale of fireworks during Christmas holidays
    04 december 2014 12:22:09
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese authorities have banned the importation, sale and use of fireworks during the Christmas holidays, the Ministry of Security and Public safety revealed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian singer Fantani Touré dies
    04 december 2014 12:00:40
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian international singer, Fantani Touré, 50, also promoter of the “Festival Voices of Bamako” is dead. Full text...

  • South Africa: World Social Forum on Migration kicks off in Johannesburg
    04 december 2014 10:45:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) which will be held in Johannesburg from Friday to Monday coincides with the first anniversary of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Senegal: Dakar to host international workshop on terrorist threats
    04 december 2014 10:38:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal will on 17-18 March, 2015 host an international workshop to reflect on the prevention of terrorist threats, organizers announced on Wednesday in Dakar. Full text...

  • UN: UN reports renewed fighting in South Sudan
    04 december 2014 06:19:55
    New York, US (PANA) - An outburst of heavy fighting between government and opposition forces in South Sudan represents the most recent sustained hostilities between the two parties since May, UN spokesperson, Mr. Stephane Dujarric has said. Full text...

  • UN: Ban 'outraged' by deadly terrorist car bomb attack in Mogadishu
    03 december 2014 22:54:58
    New York US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed outrage at a terrorist attack in Mogadishu on Wednesday, which damaged a convoy of UN vehicles and killed and injured several Somali bystanders and security personnel. Full text...

  • The Netherlands: ICC - Prosecute Kenyatta in one week or withdraw charges
    03 december 2014 21:36:18
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday gave the prosecution one week to prosecute Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity or withdraw the charges. Full text...

  • UN: Ban says technology can improve life for 1 billion persons with disabilities
    03 december 2014 17:05:56
    New York,US (PANA) - More than one billion people or approximately 15 percent of the world's Full text...

  • Tanzania: Car bomb attack kills 4 in Mogadishu
    03 december 2014 15:24:31
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Four persons, believed to be Somalis, were killed when a car bomb hit a UN convoy near Mogadishu International Airport early Wednesday, according to reports by various agencies. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Newspaper editors bemoan poor working conditions
    03 december 2014 14:25:40
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Newspaper editors in Mauritania have raised the alarm about the "catastrophic" condition under which they work, saying that "The Mauritanian print media will die if emergency measures are not taken to help the sector." Full text...

  • Senegal: New ICC Chief vows to strengthen national justice systems
    03 december 2014 13:55:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese Minister of Justice, Mr. Sidiki Kaba, elected new President of the Assembly of Member States (AEP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Tuesday vowed to strengthen the capacities of national justice systems and thereby make the job of the ICC lighter. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed, 10 wounded in Benghazi fighting
    03 december 2014 11:53:34
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least four persons were killed and 10 others injured Tuesday when rockets landed in Ben Younis, in the centre of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, which has witnessed incessant clashes between units of the Libyan army and Islamist militias, hospital sources said. Full text...

  • South Africa: Court blocks auction of Biko's autopsy
    03 december 2014 09:34:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A court in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday blocked the auction of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko's original autopsy documents. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges global community to confront world’s existential threats
    03 december 2014 08:19:31
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the world today faces an increasing array of threats to peaceful coexistence from climate change, conflicts, poverty and disease, all of which loom over the future of the planet’s physical survival. Full text...

  • UN: UN rights office raises alarm over increasing polarisation in Egypt
    03 december 2014 08:12:36
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Full text...

  • UN: Great Lakes envoys outraged by civilian massacres in eastern DR Congo
    03 december 2014 08:05:25
    New York, US (PANA) - A team of UN, African Union (AU) and other Special Envoys for the Great Lakes region has expressed deep outrage at the recent spate of civilian massacres that have taken place in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • UN: Ban deplores deadly terrorist attack in Kenya
    03 december 2014 07:51:03
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a "horrific" terrorist attack in Mandera, Kenya, which left over 30 people killed in the second outburst of extremist violence to afflict the East African nation in less than two weeks. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Clean growth at risk, says Transparency International 2014 report
    03 december 2014 07:47:31
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Corruption is a problem for all economies, requiring leading financial centres in the European Union (EU) and US to act together with fast-growing economies to stop the corrupt from getting away with it, anti-corruption group Transparency International said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges end to modern-day slavery
    02 december 2014 22:22:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) says 21 million women, men and children worldwide are trapped in slavery, and have been denied the right to live and ultimately work in freedom, dignity and equality. Full text...

  • Tunisia: About 80% of migrants cross the Mediterranean from Libya, says UNHCR
    02 december 2014 21:14:06
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - About 80% of illegal migrants who this year crossed the Mediterranean bound for Europe came from the Libyan coasts, said the spokesperson for the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Adrian Edwards, on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Nearly 100 illegal migrants rescued by Italian coastguards
    02 december 2014 20:35:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Italian coastguards rescued 97 illegal migrants on Monday night and sent them to the Bootps Salo port in Italy, PANA learned on Tuesday in Tunis from sources close to the Italian coastguard. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Transparency International delegation visits Nouakchott
    02 december 2014 16:24:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - A delegation of Transparency International, the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption, is currently visiting Mauritania at the invitation of the country's Economic Affairs and Development minister, Sidi Ould Tah, PANA leanrt Tuesday from the organization. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan security chiefs resign after 37 die in latest terror attacks
    02 december 2014 14:14:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday announced the resignation of Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo and the sack of the Interior Minister, shortly after the Somali terror group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the killing of 37 people in overnight attacks in the country's North east. Full text...

  • Malawi: Madonna leaves Malawi
    02 december 2014 13:33:19
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - US pop diva, Madonna, who has spent the thanksgiving holiday in Malawi, Monday afternoon left the southern African country in her private jet. Full text...

  • Congo: China grants Congo FCFA 600 million to drill wells
    01 december 2014 20:17:21
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Chinese government has granted Congo FCFA 600 million to drill wells with solar pumps in Plateaux in Central Congo and Cuvette in the north, Henri Ossébi, Congolese Ministry of Energy and Water, announced in a statement issued on Monday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • UN: UNAMID launches campaign against recruitment of child soldiers in Darfur
    01 december 2014 19:25:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has launched a campaign Full text...

  • UN: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms the verdict on DRC warlord
    01 december 2014 19:07:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday confirmed that Thomas Lubanga, a warlord from DR Congo, was guilty of the enlistment, conscription and use in hostilities of children under the age of 15. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian government cancels US training of its Army battalion
    01 december 2014 18:35:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Misgivings of the Nigerian government over the inability of the United States to approve sale of needed platforms to fight the Boko Haram insurgency degenerated Monday as Nigeria discontinued the training of an Army battalion by the US military. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA crowns Gambian President ‘West Africa’s King of Impunity’
    01 december 2014 17:13:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has named Gambian President Yahya Jammeh as ‘West Africa’s King of Impunity.’ Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ to release report on press freedom in Rwanda
    01 december 2014 15:41:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The New York-based press freedom watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Monday said it will launch a special report on press freedom conditions in Rwanda 20 years after the genocide that claimed more than 800,000 lives. Full text...

  • Niger: Govt. to repatriate 3,000 nationals living in Algeria
    01 december 2014 14:40:08
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – More than 3,000 Nigeriens, majority of them handicapped children, will be repatriated to Niger, says an official communiqué issued here Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: 110 illegal migrants arrested in Tobruk
    01 december 2014 14:27:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Some 110 illegal migrants of different nationalities were arrested on Sunday in the Libyan eastern city of Tobruk, local media reported Monday, quoting the commander of the city’s second battalion, Faraj Darman. Full text...

  • South Africa: Tributes pour in for leading conservationist Ian Player
    01 december 2014 11:40:43
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Tributes are pouring for Dr. Ian Player, one of Africa’s leading conservationists who died at his home in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday aged 87. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian state capital under Boko Haram attack
    01 december 2014 09:39:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In perhaps one of the most audacious attacks by the Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram, Damaturu, the capital of North-west Yobe state, came under heavy attack early Monday, but casualty figures are yet unknown. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese university dismisses 30 students from Darfur region
    30 november 2014 16:34:31
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At least 30 university students hailing from the restive region of Darfur have been dismissed and two others suspended after the student community at Bahri University in Khartoum on Saturday protested an increase in study fees, a university spokesman said Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ex-Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister dies at 66
    30 november 2014 14:50:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Former Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs Olugbenga Ashiru died in a South African hospital on Saturday, after a long battle with brain tumour, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya: Arab nations provide weapons to Libyan army
    30 november 2014 14:32:36
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - General Khalifa Haftar, who for several months has commanded the Karama military operation against Islamist militias, has said that Egypt, Algeria, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia have provided weapons and ammunition to the Libyan army. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Air Force pilot shot dead in Tripoli
    30 november 2014 12:20:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A pilot of the Libyan Air Force, Ahmed al-Akremi, was killed late Saturday by unidentified gunmen in Al-Saraj, a southwestern suburb of Tripoli, security sources said Sunday confirming renewed violence after a few weeks of calm in the war-ravaged Libyan capital. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum organizes conference on Islamic extremism
    30 november 2014 11:59:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's Islamic Jurisprudence Academy is organizing a three-day international conference on threats posed by Islamic extremist movement, the conference organizers said here Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: Ban condemns bombing of mosque in northern Nigeria
    29 november 2014 18:14:03
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned the "horrific" attack on Kano Central Mosque in northern Nigeria during Friday prayers, which killed dozens of people and injured hundreds of others. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: ICRC concerned about situation of civilians in Libya
    29 november 2014 14:31:50
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent have expressed grave concern about the situation of civilians taken hostage in the fighting in Benghazi, and called on all parties to respect and protect them. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Some 465 Congolese expelled from Angola this year
    29 november 2014 12:24:31
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Some 465 Congolese nationals expelled from Angola have been recorded in the health zone of Tembo, in Bandundu province, in southwest DR Congo, this year, the chief doctor of the zone, Dr Elvis Zola, told the press on Saturday. Full text...

  • US: US condemns Nigeria mosque bomb
    29 november 2014 08:49:56
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has strongly condemned Friday's horrendous attack on worshippers at the Central Mosque in Nigeria's northern city of Kano and recent attacks on innocent civilians in northeastern Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Emir of Kano 'not affected' by mosque blast
    28 november 2014 22:40:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was not in the Kano Central Mosque when a bomb blast rocked the mosque on Friday, sources close to the Emir told PANA here. Full text...

  • UN: UN peacekeepers in Mali did not 'desert' their positions - MINUSMA
    28 november 2014 21:46:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multi-dimensional Integrated Mission for Mali Stabilization (MINUSMA) on Friday said 30 UN peacekeepers, who left their base in northern Mali, were not deserting their positions. Full text...

  • Mozambique: Mozambican parliament passes bill on right for information
    28 november 2014 19:41:49
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) – The Mozambican Parliament has unanimously passed a bill on the right for information, which obliges all public and private media operating in public interest to provide information sought by citizens, official sources said Friday in Maputo. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Kenya's Ogiek community fights for right to indigenous lifestyle
    28 november 2014 17:52:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Kenya’s forest dwelling community, the Ogiek, have kicked off a court case before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights against the government. Full text...

  • Malawi: Madonna meets Malawi President Mutharika
    28 november 2014 17:10:40
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - US pop diva Madonna, spending her third day in Malawi, Friday met the southern African country's First Family. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in Nigeria mosque blast
    28 november 2014 16:48:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared killed or injured on Friday after an explosion rocked the Kano central mosque in the eponymous Kano state in northern Nigeria, the local media reported, quoting the military and eyewitnesses. Full text...

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