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  • Nigeria: Buhari mandates security agencies to eradicate herdsmen banditry in Nigeria
    06 august 2016 09:26:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the nation’s security agencies to deal decisively with all acts of herdsmen banditry and criminality against farmers. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF raises alarm on 'catastrophic' food insecurity in South Sudan
    05 august 2016 22:40:31
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) late on Friday said that it was responding to a growing food security emergency causing malnutrition in children in both rural and urban areas of crisis-gripped South Sudan. Full text...

  • Nigeria: UNWTO offers assistance to boost tourism in Nigeria
    05 august 2016 16:45:53
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has agreed to support Nigeria in boosting tourism development through technical assistance, capacity building, organization of international conferences and revision of the country's Tourism Master Plan, among others, according to Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Full text...

  • UN: UN lauds EU donation to multinational task force combating Boko Haram
    05 august 2016 16:31:46
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the European Union (EU) Commission for its 50 million euro contribution to the multinational task force, created by Lake Chad Basin countries, namely Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, as well as Benin to combat Boko Haram insurgents in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ welcomes IOC's mechanism on press freedom violations
    05 august 2016 13:14:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has welcomed the creation of a press freedom complaints mechanism by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which will enable journalists covering the organization and its Olympic Games to report a violation of their press freedom. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian govt arrests seven for diverting explosives, detonators
    05 august 2016 10:41:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Federal Government says that five security operatives and other actors linked to incessant bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta have been arrested. Full text...

  • Senegal: UNESCO chief visits West, Central Africa
    04 august 2016 17:32:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will next week undertake a four-day official visit to West and Central Africa to discuss and see how the organization;s programmes could be strengthened across the region, notably in the fields of education and in preventing violent extremism. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria dismisses reported appointment of new leader for Boko Haram as cheap propaganda
    04 august 2016 17:13:08
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government has described as cheap propaganda the report that the The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has appointed a new leader for Boko Haram, saying it is too late to employ such tactics to revive the defeated Nigerian terrorist organization, according to Mr. Segun Adeyemi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Full text...

  • Zambia: Media body condemns journalist’s attack by opposition cadre
    04 august 2016 15:41:33
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Zambia Chapter, has condemned the brutal attack on journalist Elijah Mumba of the independent New Vision Newspaper by a named opposition cadre on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Belgium: EC extends mandate of border assistance mission in Libya
    04 august 2016 15:35:13
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Council (EC) on Thursday extended the mandate of its integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) until 21 August 2017 and also approved a budget of 17 million euros for the period from 22 August 2016 to 21 August 2017. Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID 'deeply concerned' about national staff strike
    04 august 2016 11:20:59
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN-AU peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has expressed regret that persistent strike by local staff over salaries and working conditions were interfering with the discharge of its peacekeeping mission and protection of civilians in the region. Full text...

  • US: Amnesty Int'l says UN refugee summit talks end in 'abject failure'
    04 august 2016 09:36:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, says world leaders have wasted a critical opportunity to tackle the global refugee crisis after talks for a new United Nations refugee deal ended falling far short of expectations. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy condemns sexual violence against women, girls in South Sudan
    04 august 2016 07:16:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, has added her voice to condemnation of the escalation of violence in South Sudan, in particular the sexual violence crimes being committed against women and girls. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief chief urges end to attacks on civilians, aid workers in South Sudan
    03 august 2016 22:37:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien on Wednesday concluded a three-day mission to crisis-torn South Sudan, expressing serious concern at the humanitarian situation in the country and in particular the violence against civilians, as well as attacks against aid workers, which is hampering efforts to respond to the needs of the people affected by the fighting. Full text...

  • Tunisia: UN envoy on youth meets Libyan youth groups' reps in Tunis
    03 august 2016 19:34:33
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has organized a special visit for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Al-Hindawi, from 3-4 August to Tunis to discuss the Libyan programme as well as the concerns and needs of the Libyan youth. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Invading Fulani herdsmen kill 15 villagers in northeastern Nigeria
    03 august 2016 17:46:51
    Abuja, Nigeria – (PANA) - Marauding Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday invaded and unleashed violence on Kodomun community, killing 15 villagers and left dozens missing, local sources in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria, said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army captures two high profile Boko Haram terrorists
    03 august 2016 16:57:53
    Abuja, Nigeria – (PANA) – The Nigerian Army announced Wednesday the arrest of two high profile Boko Haram terrorists in the northeastern State of Borno. Full text...

  • Rwanda: South Sudan women, children flee conflict, hunger
    03 august 2016 11:14:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - About 8,000 South Sudanese refugees, mainly women and children, have been travelling to the border with Kenya, before moving on to the sprawling Kakuma refugee camps, with hunger being one of their reasons for fleeing since January this year, the World Food Programme (WFP) said in a statement on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: IOM delivers emergency shelter to flood-hit families in North Darfur
    03 august 2016 10:05:56
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sudan says it has distributed emergency shelters and non-food relief items to 297 vulnerable internally displaced families whose homes were completely destroyed by floods in Dar El Salam, Shangel Tobay, North Darfur. Full text...

  • Italy: IOM says more than 4,000 migrants, refugees have died so far this year
    03 august 2016 09:46:14
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says that its Missing Migrants Project has totaled 4,027 migrant or refugee deaths thus far this year, up from 2,991 for the same period last year. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief tasks governments on protecting children
    02 august 2016 22:24:27
    New York, US (PANA) - With children continuing to be tortured, maimed, imprisoned, starved, sexually abused and killed in armed conflict, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon late Tuesday in New York called on all countries to back their words with concrete actions to end such violations. Full text...

  • UN: UN humanitarian chief urges South Sudanese parties to work together for peace
    02 august 2016 22:06:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien on Tuesday called on all actors in South Sudan, including the international community supporting the country, to work together for a peace that will enable the nation and its people to realize their hopes for a better future. Full text...

  • UN: UN report says under-nutrition in Ghana takes huge human, economic toll
    02 august 2016 21:48:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The economy of Ghana has been losing some US$2.6 billion annually or 6.4 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) due to child under-nutrition, according to a new UN report launched on Tuesday in the country’s capital, Accra. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana FM renews interest in AUC chairperson position
    02 august 2016 21:30:48
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has renewed her aspiration for the Africa Union Commission (AUC) chairperson post, after failing to clinch the position in July during the last AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Sudan: Mbeki invites Sudanese foes for talks in Ethiopia
    02 august 2016 19:02:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Advancing efforts to resolve the long standing grievances in Sudan, the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) has invited the Sudanese government and rebel movements to resume negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next week. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 2nd Global SIDS Conference on Anti-Corruption Reforms opens in Mauritius
    02 august 2016 14:12:52
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth on Tuesday said that Least Developed Countries (LDC) lose around US$ 1 trillion a year to corruption. Full text...

  • US: US forces bomb Islamic State militants in Libya
    02 august 2016 13:29:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The US military has bombed Islamic State (IS) militant targets in Libya, the US Defence Department, popularly known as Pentagon, said in a statement made available to PANA in New York on Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Kidnap victim testifies in camera at dramatic trial
    02 august 2016 12:03:43
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In the latest twist in South Africa’s most dramatic kidnapping case, the media was ordered out of the courtroom at the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday as the woman who was abducted as a new-born child in her hospital bed nearly two decades ago testified for the first time. Full text...

  • Switzerland: About 60,000 flee South Sudan’s latest violence
    02 august 2016 10:02:11
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Refugee flows from South Sudan into Uganda have doubled in the past 10 days, bringing the total to more than 52,000 who have entered the country since violence escalated in the country three weeks ago, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian troops kill five Boko Haram terrorists
    02 august 2016 07:02:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday night killed five Boko Haram terrorists and recovered various arms and ammunition during an encounter near Maiduguri, Borno State. Full text...

  • UN: UN condemns sexual violence, abuses in South Sudan
    02 august 2016 06:04:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) late on Monday condemned reports of widespread sexual violence, including rape and gang rape, of women and young girls, by soldiers and unidentified armed men in the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN experts urge Kenya to put an end to police impunity
    01 august 2016 20:40:22
    New York, US (PANA) - Voicing deep concern over the continuing pattern of extrajudicial executions in Kenya, UN human rights experts have called on the Kenyan government to halt police violence and ensure accountability for the perpetrators. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria abides by ICJ ruling on border demarcation
    01 august 2016 19:29:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared the resolve of his administration to abide by the decision of the International Court of Justice on the demarcation of the Nigeria/Cameroon border. Full text...

  • UN: UN report says e-government vital for achieving SDGs, good governance
    01 august 2016 18:08:40
    New York, US (PANA) - E-government is emerging as a powerful tool for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as enhancing good governance and effective management of human and material resources, according to a UN report released on Monday.. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan communities struggle to host IDPs
    01 august 2016 17:02:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations and its partners continue to monitor the latest movements of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the west of Libya, as a two-month campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) drives more families to flee from Sirte, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF scales up succour for Nigerian children affected by Boro Haram attacks
    01 august 2016 15:31:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite an attack on a humanitarian convoy in which one of its staff members was injured, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up assistance to thousands of conflict-affected children in Nigeria’s Borno state, which has borne the brunt of violence by Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU, EU sign deal to strengthen war against Boko Haram
    01 august 2016 15:19:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The European Commission and the African Union Commission on Monday signed an agreement on a 50 million-euro support from the European Union’s African Peace Facility to the Lake Chad Basin Commission Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in its fight against Boko Haram, as mandated by the AU Peace and Security Council. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ringleader behind thousands of online scams arrested in Nigeria
    01 august 2016 12:11:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The head of an international criminal network behind thousands of online frauds has been arrested in a joint operation by INTERPOL and the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). Full text...

  • Mauritania: Rights groups say Mauritania must release anti-slavery activists
    01 august 2016 11:37:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Authorities in Mauritania must drop all charges and immediately and unconditionally release 13 anti-slavery activists arbitrarily detained in an attempt to intimidate and silence human rights defenders, Amnesty International and 16 other civil society organisations said on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Army kills 2 Boko Haram terrorists, recovers weapons
    31 july 2016 16:01:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Army said its troops ambushed and killed two Boko Haram terrorists and recovered arms and ammunitions in ongoing "clearance operations" in the northeastern Borno state. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief stresses power of friendship to overcome divisions
    30 july 2016 15:08:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Observing the International Day of Friendship, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said the accumulation of bonds of camaraderie around the world can contribute to fundamental shifts that are needed to address global challenges. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy calls for accountability in remembering Walikale mass rape in DRC
    30 july 2016 14:56:48
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of the six-year remembrance of a mass rape of more than 300 civilian residents of the Walikale region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by armed groups, the UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura has called on the international community to be relentless in seeking accountability for the crimes. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir maintains stance against International Criminal Court
    30 july 2016 14:28:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's President Omar Bashir has said his government “does not rebel against the international community but rather rejects injustice” a reference to the International Criminal Court with which Sudan has refused to cooperate. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges stronger action to protect millions from human trafficking
    29 july 2016 19:25:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said the international community must do more to end the inhumane practice of human trafficking and protect migrants and refugees, particularly young people, women and children from those who attempt to exploit their opportunity for a better future. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Schools slam Turkish govt.'s request for closure of Turkish schools in Nigeria
    29 july 2016 15:34:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian/Turkish Universities and Colleges have described as spurious and baseless the request by the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, for the 17 schools owned by Turkish nationals in Nigeria to be shut. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Multinational joint force captures strategic border town from Boko Haram terrorists
    29 july 2016 15:03:47
    Abuja, Nigeria - (PANA) - The Multinational Joint Task force (MNJTF) has announced the capture and occupation of Damasak, a border town between Nigeria and Niger Republic that remained one of the last frontiers of Boko Haram terrorists. Full text...

  • US: 'Victims in cases against Hissene Habre awarded reparation'
    29 july 2016 14:57:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Friday said the decision to grant reparation to thousands of victims in cases against former Chadian president Hissene Habre marks a significant moment in their long and determined quest for justice. Full text...

  • Nigeria: UN suspends humanitarian assistance in northeast Nigeria over Boko Haram ambush
    29 july 2016 06:39:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Following Thursday’s attack on a humanitarian convoy by the Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations says it has temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions in northeast Nigeria pending review of the security situation. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 2 soldiers, 3 UN staff, others wounded in Boko Haram ambush
    29 july 2016 06:25:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian Army troops returning from the embattled northeastern Nigeria city of Bama were on Thursday ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists resulting in injury to two soldiers. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council calls for increased military cooperation to fight Boko Haram
    29 july 2016 05:40:20
    New York, US (PANA) – While welcoming recent political developments recently observed in West Africa, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday stressed the need to increase military cooperation between the States in the region and Sahel to fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram. Full text...

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