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  • Botswana: Civil servants tasked to diligently roll out empowerment programmes
    02 february 2017 10:50:35
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s government has challenged public employees to proactively improve administration efficiency of empowerment programmes. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges US to lift immigration, refugee ban
    01 february 2017 20:33:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Reacting to the recent suspension by the US of its longstanding refugee programme, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on Wednesday said resettlement was "the only possible solution" for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and that the US policy, which bars entry of Syrians into the country, "should be removed sooner rather than later." Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID welcomes JEM’s command order prohibiting recruitment of child soldiers
    01 february 2017 19:28:07
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) on Wednesday welcomed the renewed Command Order issued by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) of Darfur on 25 January 2017, prohibiting the recruitment and use of children in its ranks, along with other violations against children. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy condemns attack on UN team near Nigeria-Cameroon border
    01 february 2017 18:31:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Strongly condemning an attack against a UN monitoring team near the Nigeria-Cameroon border that resulted in the death of five persons, the UN envoy for West Africa and the Sahel region, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, on Wednesday called on both countries to take swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice. Full text...

  • Senegal: AI decries arrest of anti-corruption activist in Sierra Leone
    01 february 2017 17:34:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday decried the arrest and detention of Abdul Fatorma, anti-corruption activist in Sierra Leone, saying it has stifled freedom of expression. Full text...

  • UN: UN rights experts say US travel ban 'breach on human rights'
    01 february 2017 17:27:24
    New York, US (PANA) - A group of UN human rights experts on Wednesday said US President Donald Trump's Executive Order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and a halt of US refugee programme was a breach of the country's human rights commitments. Full text...

  • CAR: UN fund allocates US$6 million to help thousands in violence-hit parts of CAR
    01 february 2017 09:10:16
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - The top United Nations relief official on Tuesday approved an allocation from the organization’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support response to assist the response to new emergencies triggered by a surge of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR)’s Kaga Bandoro, Bambari and Bria areas. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief says refugees needs protection
    31 january 2017 19:14:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are entitled to protection and care, and expressed concern at some decisions that have undermined the integrity of the international refugee protection regime. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali launches education for human rights project
    31 january 2017 16:58:40
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday in Bamako launched a joint project called "Education for human rights, citizenship and peace." Full text...

  • UN: Clashes in north-eastern South Sudan halt UN migration agency's work
    31 january 2017 16:50:25
    New York, US (PANA) - Thousands of people in need of aid in South Sudan's Upper Nile area will have to wait indefinitely, after fighting forced the UN International Organization for Migration's (IOM) to suspend humanitarian activities in the area. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF launches US$3.3 bln global appeal to assist millions of children
    31 january 2017 16:29:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Against the backdrop of ever increasing number of children driven from their homes due to conflict, disasters and climate change, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday launched a US$3.3 billion appeal to provide emergency assistance in 48 countries around the globe. Full text...

  • Kenya: Islamic body decries Trump US entry restriction order
    31 january 2017 16:22:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed grave concern at the Executive Order signed by US President Donald Trump temporarily banning nationals of 7 OIC member states from the United States and excluding those holding valid visas and permanent residence cards from entry. Full text...

  • Ghana: Six kindergarten pupils killed in Ghana school building collapse
    31 january 2017 15:59:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Six kindergarten pupils in a village in Ghana's Central Region have died after their classroom block collapsed on them on Tuesday morning. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit lays ground for greater action on youth
    31 january 2017 15:05:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission has laid the ground for greater efforts to deal with youth unemployment and plans to appoint a special envoy for youth affairs this year to champion progress in the field, through initiatives that would lead to more jobs and better lives. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suicide bomber, civilian dead in attempted attack at Maiduguri mosque
    31 january 2017 09:44:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Less than a month after a suicide bomber's attack in a mosque inside the University of Maiduguri, in northeast Nigeria, another suicide bomber attempted to attack another mosque on Tuesday morning at Dalori quarters, near the University. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit told to consider US President Trump refugee ban
    31 january 2017 07:28:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Summit underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been asked to consider a reaction to US President Donald Trump’s order to suspend the refugee status of several African immigrants, which has seen the deportation of dozens of Africans. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN agency ‘alarmed’ by uncertainty facing refugees after Trump executive order
    30 january 2017 21:10:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Monday said he is “deeply worried” by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees around the world who are in the process of being resettled to the United States after the country suspended its refugee programme last week. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN mission in South Sudan ‘deeply concerned’ by clashes
    30 january 2017 20:50:51
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Amid an outbreak of violence in the South Sudanese city of Malakal, the United Nations mission in the country on Monday called on the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition to silence the guns. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief tasks youth on better future for all
    30 january 2017 20:04:45
    New York, US (PANA) - Drawing attention challenges such as climate change, unemployment and inequality, confronting young people around the world, including in places where peace prevails, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for the youth to speak up and share their stories, in order to achieve a better future for all. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan plans new camps for South Sudanese refugees outside Khartoum
    30 january 2017 18:02:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Authorities in Sudan and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have agreed to set up camps outside Khartoum for accommodation of refugees from South Sudan in order to provide them the required humanitarian aid, the Police Information Office here said in a press statement on Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN releases US$100 million for relief operations in Africa, North Korea
    30 january 2017 17:24:23
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday announced the release of US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to sustain operations in nine "neglected crises" where levels of vulnerability are alarmingly high but funding remains critically low. Full text...

  • Botswana: SADC executive begins assessment of regional logistic depot
    30 january 2017 17:17:49
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) executive has visited local authorities in Botswana’s Rasesa village where the bloc intends to build a regional logistic depot (RLD) for security forces. Full text...

  • US: Americans, others continue to protest Trump's immigration ban
    30 january 2017 17:09:55
    New York, US (PANA) - Thousands of protesters across the US have continued to stage rallies in cities to demonstrate their anger over President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Somalia and Sudan. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Police detain former Rwanda minister over favouritism allegations
    30 january 2017 11:45:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Former Rwandan minister of State for Mining, Evode Imena, has been detained by police over allegations that he gave favours to his close friends to win mining contracts, a police source said on Monday in Kigali. Full text...

  • South Africa: Manager of popular Soweto restaurant shot dead
    30 january 2017 11:36:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Police have confirmed that the manager of a popular restaurant in South Africa’s most famous street was shot dead in a botched robbery in the early hours of Monday morning. Full text...

  • Rwanda: About 30 Congolese M23 rebels arrive in Rwanda
    30 january 2017 09:43:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A group of some 30 unarmed people claiming to be combatants of Congolese M23 rebel group crossed into Rwanda over the weekend through the Rwanda-DR Congo border, the Rwandan army said in a statement made available to PANA on Monday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Leaders arrive for AU Summit to discuss youth progress
    28 january 2017 19:00:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders are arriving in Addis Ababa, the venue of the 28th Heads of State Assembly, where the discussions about the future of the African youth is expected to take place amid concerns the radicalization of the youth and the flight of Africa’s best trained experts pose risks. Full text...

  • UN: WFP chief lauds efforts to check hunger in north-east Nigeria
    28 january 2017 14:40:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has welcomed the progress made by the humanitarian community and the Government of Nigeria in fighting hunger and malnutrition in the country’s north-east. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma salutes fallen gospel star
    28 january 2017 07:23:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma has saluted gospel star Lundi Tyamara who died Thursday following a short illness. Full text...

  • Nigeria: UN official welcomes progress on anti-hunger programmes in north-east Nigeria
    27 january 2017 20:28:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The head of the United Nations food relief agency on Friday welcomed the progress made by the humanitarian community and the Government of Nigeria in fighting hunger and malnutrition in the West African country’s north-east. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian military warns of new Boko Haram antics by female suicide bombers
    27 january 2017 19:54:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Defence Headquarters on Friday alerted the public to the new tactics of female Boko Haram terrorists of who carry babies on their back to avoid detection or search by security agents. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria to evacuate nationals from Libya next month
    27 january 2017 19:46:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Friday the Federal Government is to evacuate another set of Nigerians from Libya in February. Full text...

  • Belgium: European Council extends freeze on assets of 48 Tunisians for another year
    27 january 2017 17:59:06
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Council on Friday extended until 31 January 2018 a freeze on the assets of 48 persons deemed to be responsible for the misappropriation of state funds in Tunisia and those persons and entities associated with them. Full text...

  • Rwanda:Kagame suggests "common standards" in assessing SDGs progress in Africa
    27 january 2017 17:38:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework of the United Nations should be applicable and relevant to all countries not just the so-called developing ones, according to Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia assures UN of its contribution to UN peacekeeping missions
    27 january 2017 17:08:53
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia Army Commander Lieutenant General Paul Mihova has assured the United Nations of Zambia’s continued contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security, and deployment of personnel to UN Peace keeping missions. Full text...

  • US: 'Amid hate speech, negative media spin ‘real stories’ of refugees, migrants must be told'
    26 january 2017 21:25:01
    New York, US (PANA) - With hate speech and rhetoric against migrants and refugees on the rise in various parts of the world, and the increased role of media in shaping perceptions towards them, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) today co-sponsored with the European Union (EU) a symposium drawing attention to this growing challenge and explore efforts to combat it. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says journalists among wounded in Mogadishu hotel attack
    26 january 2017 18:39:54
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - At least four journalists were wounded in Wednesday attack on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU vows to protect social media from state meddling
    26 january 2017 16:18:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has vowed to protect democracy and keep the social media open for use during elections while expressing serious concern over the regular social media shutdown during elections as happened in The Gambia and Uganda recently. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana Government dismisses reports of refugee camp closure
    26 january 2017 14:21:17
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has dismissed claims that government intends to close the Dukwi Refugee Camp with the ministry of Defence, Justice and Security on Thursday describing the reports as "unfounded". Full text...

  • South Africa: Glittering line-up for Africa's biggest jazz festival
    26 january 2017 14:13:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Organisers of Africa’s biggest jazz festival on Thursday announced several new artists who will perform. Full text...

  • US: UN Peacebuilding Commission to enhance regional partnerships in 2017
    26 january 2017 07:03:52
    New York, US (PANA) - Strengthening the United Nation’s partnerships with the African Union, empowering women and youth, and greater cooperation with the World Bank will be among the key priorities this year for the UN Peacebuilding Commission, its new chair said on Wednesday in New York. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief official urges calm in Central African Republic town
    25 january 2017 19:02:16
    New York, US (PANA) - Following rising tensions in Central African Republic’s Ouaka prefecture and in and around its town of Bambari, the Acting Humanitarian Coordinator in CAR, Michel Yao, has appealed for calm and refraining from any act that could further increase the fragility of an already vulnerable population. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission condemns Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel
    25 january 2017 18:37:15
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has condemned the coordinated suicide bombing attack on Wednesday at a hotel in Mogadishu for which Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility and which reportedly killed dozens of people. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana's president names new police chief
    25 january 2017 17:05:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday named David Asante-Apeatu as the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP). Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda reclaims third position in Africa at global Corruption Perceptions Index
    25 january 2017 16:23:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA ) - Rwanda's Minister of State in charge of Social Economic Development, Vincent Munyeshyaka on Wednesday welcomed the country's return to the third position in Africa and 50th at the global level in the latest global anti-corruption rankings. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia lobbies for its candidates for AU position at AU summit
    25 january 2017 15:49:00
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, who is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday, introduced two Zambian candidates vying for two positions at the African Union. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Twin suicide bomb attacks kill three in Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria
    25 january 2017 15:42:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Borno State Police spokesman, Mr Victor Isuku, Wednesday confirmed that three persons died in two separate suicide bomb attacks that occurred in Maiduguri, North East Nigeria, on Wednesday morning, Full text...

  • UN: Guterres tasks UN member states on global challenges
    25 january 2017 15:37:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the importance of recognizing the links between sustainable development and sustaining peace, in order to deal with global challenges, such as inequality, protracted conflicts and climate change. Full text...

  • South Africa: New Mandela statue planned for Cape Town
    25 january 2017 13:34:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Western Cape government has set aside US$ 120,000 to erect a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Cape Town City Hall where he made his historic address to the world hours after being released from prison. Full text...

  • Mali: UN mission condemns attack on Kidal base that kills one peacekeeper
    25 january 2017 07:24:34
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned the attack on its camp in the country’s restive northern region of Kidal, which left one ‘blue helmet’ dead and two others seriously wounded. Full text...

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