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  • Nigeria: ECOWAS declares Liberia's special senatorial polls free, fair, credible
    26 december 2014 10:53:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS has declared Liberia's special senatorial elections on 20 Dec. 2014 as ''free, fair, credible and transparent'', despite some ''insignificant shortcomings''. Full text...

  • Togo: Former judge appointed Ombudsman in Togo
    25 december 2014 20:53:07
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - A former appeal court judge, Mrs Awa Nana Daboya, has been appointed Ombudsman of Togo and president-elect of the High Council for Reconciliation and Strengthening of National Unity, official sources said on Thursday in Lome. Full text...

  • Libya: UN names representatives to Libya's dialogue
    25 december 2014 13:48:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has named its representatives to the Inter-Libyan dialogue, scheduled for 5 January, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief hails appointment of new Somalia PM
    24 december 2014 19:51:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the Full text...

  • UN: Global Arms Trade Treaty takes effect Wednesday
    24 december 2014 19:25:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) went into force on Wednesday, Full text...

  • UN: UN chief applauds Tunisia for successful presidential elections
    23 december 2014 22:45:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday commended the Tunisian people on the successful holding of the second round of presidential elections on 21 December and congratulated the president-elect, Beji Caid Essebsi. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan welcomes stronger economic ties with Ethiopia
    23 december 2014 22:41:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has applauded the cordial bilateral relations between Nigeria and Ethiopia which, he said, have encouraged leading Nigerian companies to establish branches in the Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia cancels tourist visas for some European, African nationals
    23 december 2014 17:36:40
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia has with immediate effect cancelled tourist visas for nationals of a number of European and African countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan promises better trade relations with other nations
    23 december 2014 17:08:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday in the capital city of Abuja pledged that his administration would continue to actively encourage and support the development of more mutually-beneficial trade and economic relations between Nigeria and other developing nations. Full text...

  • Libya: UN envoy makes new efforts to relaunch inclusive dialogue
    23 december 2014 15:51:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General in Libya Bernardino Leon Tuesday made proposals to the Libyan Parliament on the national inclusive dialogue focusing on the setting up of a large government and the holding of the next rounds of talks abroad. Full text...

  • Togo: Revision of voter's register starts 20 Jan.
    23 december 2014 12:57:29
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The revision of the electoral register ahead of the 2015 presidential election in Togo will start 20 Jan., PANA learned from official source in Lomé. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ex-UN envoy heads panel on Nigeria’s 2015 election
    23 december 2014 11:32:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Former UN Under Secretary General Ibrahim Gambari has been named to head the Council of the Wise Men Panel on 2015 general elections in Nigeria that will also serve as a benchmark for four other West African countries holding similar elections. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU gives 7.78m euros in humanitarian support to South Sudan
    23 december 2014 10:59:24
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has granted an additional humanitarian support of 7.78 million euros to South Sudan, taking to 117 million euros the total amount of its humanitarian assistance to the country for the year 2014. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Pres. Abdel Aziz congratulates Tunisia's President-elect
    23 december 2014 10:17:19
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has congratulated Beji Caid Essebsi on his recent election as President of Tunisia. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Top EU official congratulates new Tunisian president
    22 december 2014 22:02:25
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The European Union senior representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Federica Mogherini, on Monday commended Tunisia's President-elect, Béji Caïd Esebsi, for his electoral victory in Sunday's presidential run-off saying “the Tunisian people have opened an historic page” in the country’s democracy. Full text...

  • Tunisia: US president Obama congratulates Essebsi on his victory
    22 december 2014 20:40:05
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Monday congratulated Béji Caïd Essebsi on his election as Head of State of Tunisia, whilst paying tribute to the Tunisian people "who very competently presided over the first presidential election under a new Constitution". Full text...

  • Tunisia: President Bouteflika congratulates Tunisia's president-elect
    22 december 2014 20:02:01
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has paid glowing tribute to the Tunisian people who “showed common sense and maturity”, by ensuring the success of Sunday's election. Full text...

  • US: US congratulates Tunisia for successful presidential elections
    22 december 2014 19:10:20
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Monday congratulated Tunisia's president-elect Full text...

  • Tunisia: Kerry congratulates Tunisia's president-elect Essebsi
    22 december 2014 19:04:43
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has on Monday congratulated Tunisian president-elect Béji Caïd Essebsi saying Tunisia “has given its region and the entire world an excellent example for what is possible to do in terms of democracy, consensus and the adoption of political operation that brings together all parties”. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Woman elected Speaker of Mauritian Parliament
    22 december 2014 15:52:47
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Sixty-two-year-old Maya Hanoomanjee was Monday elected Speaker of the Parliament in Mauritius, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: S/Sudan talks adjourn with little progress, further hostilities loom
    22 december 2014 08:23:34
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Talks to end the year-long South Sudanese war ended here Sunday with little progress, raising fears of more hostilities. Full text...

  • Libya: Algeria says solution to Libyan crisis is in hands of Libyans
    21 december 2014 14:56:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – "Algeria will accompany Libyan stakeholders in their mission to resolve the crisis in their country," Algeria's Deputy Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, has said. Full text...

  • Libya: Government accuses assailants against oil ports of alliance with Islamists
    20 december 2014 15:01:54
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan acting government led by Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni has accused the armed groups who attacked oil ports in the east of the country of supporting terrorist groups like Ansar Asharia and their allies in Benghazi and Derna after they were defeated by the troops of the Libyan army and patriotic citizens. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU's Dlamini Zuma emphasises urgency of local financing for AU plans
    20 december 2014 14:50:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders should take steps to break the impasse over the alternative sources of funding the African Union (AU), the Chairperson of its Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, said Saturday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Sahel G5 calls for foreign intervention in Libya
    20 december 2014 13:17:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The group of Sahel countries (Sahel G5), which constitutes the front line in of the fight against terrorism, is seeking the establishment of an international force to help stabilize the security situation in Libya, a country facing severe crisis likely to destabilize the sub-region. Full text...

  • Guinea: UN Secretary General arrives in Conakry
    20 december 2014 13:04:25
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in the Guinean capital, Conakry, on Saturday where he was met at airport by the Guinean minister of foreign affairs, François Loucény Fall and several senior UN officials. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Spain condemns Boko Haram terrorist attacks in Nigeria
    19 december 2014 21:22:03
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Spanish government has strongly condemned the latest terrorist attacks perpetrated by the Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram, which has claimed the lives for 30 people and abduction of 200 others, including children and women in north-east Nigeria. Full text...

  • Cape Verdean: Health Minister resigns after losing party leadership vote
    19 december 2014 21:09:45
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - The Health Minister of Cape Verde, Cristina Fontes Lima, has resigned from the government after losing last Sunday's election for the leadership of the ruling party. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Algeria moves to secure border with Tunisia ahead of presidential run-off
    19 december 2014 15:40:42
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Algerian army, at the request of Tunisian authorities, is to deploy troops and improve aerial surveillance at the borders between the two countries, PANA learnt here Friday from reliable sources. Full text...

  • US: Obama, Al-Sisi discuss bilateral issues
    19 december 2014 05:04:47
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack spoke to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt on Thursday and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists, NGOs' representatives and peaceful activists in Egypt, a White House statement said. Full text...

  • Côte-d'Ivoire: Seminar on preparation for 2015 election opens
    18 december 2014 22:34:09
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - A two-day seminar began on Thursday in Abidjan on the initiative of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) to promote an inclusive political dialogue and contribute to efforts of the Ivorian authorities to create conditions conducive for free, fair and reliable presidential election in 2015. Full text...

  • UN: 117 UN member states back call for global end to executions
    18 december 2014 20:42:19
    New York, US (PANA) - A record number of countries on Thursday threw their weight behind a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia to close two border posts with Libya ahead of Sunday's election
    18 december 2014 20:11:50
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian crisis unit in charge of monitoring security in the country is to close the Ras Jedir and Dehiba border crossing posts with Libya from midnight on Thursday until midnight on Wednesday, 24 December because of Sunday's presidential run-off election. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan Interior minister voted in with new controversial security law
    18 december 2014 17:58:00
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s Parliament voted in new Interior Minister Joseph olé Nkaissery, a former Army General drawn from the opposition bench in Parliament, to lead the fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Sahelo-Saharan regional summit underlines security cooperation
    18 december 2014 17:46:16
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The first Summit of the countries participating in the Nouakchott Process on the Enhancement of Security Cooperation and the Operationalization of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) in the Sahelo-Saharan region, Thursday underlined the need for regular exchange of information and intelligence in the fight against terrorism and transnational organized crime. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Renewed South Sudan fighting overshadows peace talks
    18 december 2014 14:00:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese talks resumed Thursday, amid renewed fighting blamed on the government, with delegates from both sides taking on each other for the delay in striking an accord to end the yearlong war. Full text...

  • Kenya: MPs exchange blows over controversial security bill
    18 december 2014 13:44:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan parliamentarians scuffled and fought each other during a chaotic session Thursday, to debate the controversial security bill, which opposition parliamentarians said was aiming to entrench dictatorial rule by security forces. Full text...

  • Guinea: UN Secretary General expected in Conakry Saturday
    18 december 2014 11:45:51
    Conakry, Guinéa (PANA) - UN Secretary General Ban KI-moon is due to arrive in Conakry Saturday for hours-long visit to Guinea, the first time he will be visiting the West African nation since he assumed office, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Libya: UN mission in Libya welcomes positive reactions to dialogue
    17 december 2014 22:05:27
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The UN mission in Libya has welcomed "the positive reactions" on its initiative to hold a new round of national political talks in the North African country. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Libya's partition 'unacceptable', says Italian foreign minister
    17 december 2014 21:47:15
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Italian minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Paolo Gentilini, said on Wednesday that there will be no winner in the fighting between various factions in Libya. Full text...

  • Belgium: Ivorian woman barricades herself in Embassy in Brussels
    17 december 2014 21:01:35
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - An Ivorian woman working at her country's Embassy in Brussels has barricaded herself inside the building since Tuesday despite warning from the police which have refrained from entering the area to avoid violating diplomatic immunity. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: President Kafando arrives in Nouakchott for summit on security in Sahel
    17 december 2014 20:36:26
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso's acting president, Michel Kafando, arrived in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, on Wednesday evening where he will participate in a two-day summit on security in the Sahel, a press release issued by the communication department of the presidency said. Full text...

  • Gambia: Chadian president on working visit in Gambia
    17 december 2014 16:54:50
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno arrived here Wednesday for a working visit and he was met on arrival at Banjul International Airport by his Gambian counterpart President Yahya Jammeh and senior government officials. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Uncertain South Sudan talks fail to resume
    17 december 2014 15:26:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Peace talks aimed at ending a deadlock over the structure of a power-sharing government in South Sudan failed to kick off Wednesday, after a last-minute hitch. Full text...

  • DR Congo: President Kabila wants MONUSCO to cut staff in DRC
    17 december 2014 12:52:46
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The Congolese President, Joseph Kabila, has expressed the need for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) to reduce its staff, saying that the security situation in his country has greatly improved. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Opposition urges Kabila not to run for president in 2016
    16 december 2014 22:05:58
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The DR Congo opposition, under the umbrella "Let's Save the DR Congo" has asked President Joseph Kabila not to stand for a third term in the presidential election in 2016. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia to open six new embassies in sub-Saharan Africa
    16 december 2014 20:54:55
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mongi Hamdi, announced on Tuesday that the country plans to open six new embassies in Africa south of the Sahara without specifying the names of the countries. Full text...

  • Libya: Government condemns offensive on oil ports
    16 december 2014 20:48:58
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan acting government has condemned the attack perpetrated by Fajr Libya, a coalition of armed groups including Islamists, on the oil fields in the east of the country on Saturday, saying that the attack aims to compromise the national dialogue opened under the aegis of the UN Support Mission in Libya (MANUL) Full text...

  • Tunisia: EU says Libyan dialogue breaks down
    16 december 2014 20:09:34
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has noted with concern that dialogue in Libya to end the political crisis that is tearing the country apart has broken down. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Stakeholders launch media code for Nigeria’s 2015 elections coverage
    16 december 2014 19:04:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of Nigeria’s general elections due in February 2015, stakeholders from public and private media sector Tuesday, in the capital city of Abuja, unveiled a media code for coverage of the polls. Full text...

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