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  • US: African leaders at UN call for more support to fight terrorism in sub-Saharan Sahel
    22 september 2017 07:53:09
    New York, US (ANA) – Highlighting the dangers posed by terrorism in Africa’s sub-Saharan Sahel region, African leaders mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to appeal for the resources needed to make the multinational force set up to counter the scourge fully operational. Full text...

  • US: Climate change requires most urgent mitigation measures, African leaders tell UN Assembly
    22 september 2017 07:41:37
    New York, US (PANA) – Citing the spate of recent devastating hurricanes, African leaders – from small island States to larger landlocked countries – mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to call for urgent measures to mitigate the effects of climate change. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari departs New York for London for another medical checkup
    22 september 2017 07:02:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday left New York for London after addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Full text...

  • US: UN chief calls for ‘meaningful’ youth engagement in peace efforts
    21 september 2017 19:08:13
    New York, US (PANA) – Young people must be meaningful partners in conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the United Nations should think outside the box on how to relate to youth globally, Secretary-General António Guterres told a ministerial event held on Thursday on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate. Full text...

  • US: Ghana's President says world leaders must be courageous to undertake massive reforms of UN
    21 september 2017 19:04:51
    New York, US (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday called on world leaders to be courageous enough to undertake a massive reform of the United Nations in order to address imbalances in the global political systems. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan electoral body sets new poll date after Supreme Court ruling
    21 september 2017 17:54:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Thursday announced a new date for the presidential re-election in Kenya as 26 October, instead of 17 October, following the ruling of the Supreme Court in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium extends 6 million Euros humanitarian aid to DR Congo
    21 september 2017 16:50:36
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgian Minister of Cooperation Alexander de Croo on Thursday announced a 6 million euros aid package for the internally displaced population in Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta blasts Supreme Court over poll nullification
    21 september 2017 15:40:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A few hours after the Supreme Court outlined its reasons for nullifying the August 8 Presidential polls, President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday blasted the Judiciary, describing it as a setback to democracy. Full text...

  • Rwanda: US condemns brutal killings of Burundi nationals in Eastern DR Congo
    21 september 2017 13:48:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The U.S. government has said it was dismayed by the "violence and death" of more than 30 Burundian nationals and a Congolese soldier in Kamanyola, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), insisting that perpetrators must be held accountable, in a statement made available Thursday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Ghana: Opposition party marches to honour Nkrumah as Ghana's Founder
    21 september 2017 12:24:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Supporters of Ghana's main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Thursday held a march in the capital, Accra, to commemorate Founder’s Day that honours President Dr Kwame Nkrumah as the Founder of the West African country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Former AU chair sworn in as an MP
    21 september 2017 11:58:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In a day of high political drama presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was sworn in as an MP on Thursday amid speculation that her former husband Jacob Zuma is planning a fresh Cabinet reshuffle. Full text...

  • US: ICRC President welcomes historic step to prohibit nuclear weapons
    21 september 2017 11:31:43
    New York, US (PANA) – The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, on Thursday congratulated world leaders for taking a decisive step towards ending one of the greatest threats to humanity by signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Full text...

  • US: ICRC President calls on political actors to resolve South Sudan political crisis
    21 september 2017 11:22:43
    New York, US (PANA) – In an address to world leaders at a high-level side event of the UN General Assembly, ICRC President Peter Maurer has called on political actors, including regional powers, to resolve the political crisis at the centre of the suffering in South Sudan.  Full text...

  • Liberia: Liberia's electoral body, police commit to successful 10 October polls
    21 september 2017 09:56:28
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Officials of Liberia’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) and police authorities have assured ECOWAS Long-Term Observers of their commitment to successful presidential and parliamentary elections in the country on 10 October 2017. Full text...

  • US: Madagascar president thanks international community for support
    21 september 2017 09:13:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of Madagascar Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana has thanked the international community for its support her in the country's key poverty alleviation initiatives, Full text...

  • US: World leaders' action must offer hope of better future - Mutharika
    21 september 2017 09:06:32
    New York, US (PANA) - Arthur Peter Mutharika, the President of Malawi, has underscored that it is the responsibility of the current generation of world leaders to ensure that their actions offer hope of a better future to the next generation. Full text...

  • US: Namibian president highlights need for 'development that reaches all people'
    21 september 2017 08:28:50
    New York, US (PANA) - Hage G. Geingob, the President of Namibia, has highlighted the importance of a “development that reaches all people in an equitable manner” in is address on Wednesday to the UN General Assembly. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana marks Nkrumah's birthday, but gov't says he's not the sole Founder of the country
    21 september 2017 08:23:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The West African Ghana is on Thursday celebrating the 108th birthday of its first president and Pan-Africanist Dr Kwame Nkrumah with a holiday. Full text...

  • US: Swazi King Mswati expresses commitment to implementing SDGs
    21 september 2017 07:02:34
    New York, US (PANA) - Expressing his country’s commitment to implementing the SDGs, King Mswati III of Swaziland, on Wednesday highlighted national initiatives to mainstream and localise the global development goals through awareness raising, consultations and education at all levels. Full text...

  • US: Zuma calls for levelling the economic playing field
    21 september 2017 06:56:30
    New York, US (PANA) – Warning that Africa is beset by the double scourge of the disparity of the global economy and illicit financial outflows, South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday called on the United Nations to play a central role in tackling both issues, which are major obstacle to full development. Full text...

  • US: ‘We all share a responsibility’ to combat terrorism, Senegal's Sall tells world leaders
    21 september 2017 06:50:48
    New York, US (PANA) – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, the President of Senegal expressed his desire for a peaceful and secure African continent – one that does not serve as a sanctuary for terrorists defeated elsewhere in the world. Full text...

  • US: 'Time to translate nuclear test moratorium into legally binding obligation' – UN chief
    21 september 2017 06:43:43
    New York, US (PANA) – Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday expressed the readiness of the United Nations to help bring into force the global treaty banning nuclear tests, adopted more than 20 years ago, while noting that the “destabilizing and provocative” actions by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) seek to undermine the global norm against nuclear explosions. Full text...

  • US: Africa must be allowed to play rightful role in international affairs, Moroccan Minister tells UN
    21 september 2017 06:38:39
    New York, US (PANA) – With the world at a crossroads – battered by climate change, threatened by terrorism and extremism, and struggling with deepening inequality – it is not only time to bolster multilateral cooperation, but to make use of the vital capacities that can be provided by the dynamism of the African continent, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Morocco told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: No one country can tackle problems of migration, Libya tells global leaders
    21 september 2017 06:32:39
    New York, US (PANA) – Recalling the situation in Libya since the 2011 revolution, Faiez Mustafa Serraj, the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord said that international support is essential to ensure progress in the country. Full text...

  • US: Conflict prevention, migration, terrorism key concerns for EU and member countries at UN
    20 september 2017 22:51:41
    New York, US (PANA) – On the second day of the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, underscored that the UN must rise to address many global challenges, including forced displacement and terrorism. Full text...

  • US: Rwanda President Kagame urges world leaders to address global challenges
    20 september 2017 22:47:37
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations must treat all people with impartiality and respect, and be a good steward of the funds entrusted to it, the President of Rwanda on Wednesday said in his annual address to the General Assembly debate in New York, adding his country’s support to the spirit of reform taking root at the Organization. Full text...

  • US: Ouattara says Côte d'Ivoire is inspiring example of UN peacekeeping success
    20 september 2017 22:44:08
    New York, US (PANA) – The President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, on Wednesday cited the success of United Nations peacekeeping operations in his West African country as an inspiration for the world Organization to increase its initiatives. Full text...

  • US: Treaty banning nuclear weapons opens for signature at UN
    20 september 2017 22:23:29
    New York, US (PANA) – The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature on Wednesday at United Nations Headquarters in New York at a ceremony at which speakers from international organizations, governments and civil society hailed this milestone in achieving a world free of such arsenals as well as the work that remains to be done. Full text...

  • US: UN offers new strategy to advance peace, stability in Libya
    20 september 2017 22:18:52
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday launched a United Nations strategy to help bring about peace and stability in Libya and end a protracted crisis that has caused immense suffering and contributed to instability beyond the country’s borders. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria alleges France, UK hosting sponsors of separatist radio Biafra
    20 september 2017 19:38:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Wednesday accused France and the United Kingdom of hosting foreign sponsors and propaganda radio station of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese First Vice President receives U.S. Congressional delegation
    20 september 2017 17:53:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A U.S. Congressional delegation on intelligence and security, currently on a visit to Sudan, was on Wednesday received by the First Vice President, Lt. Gen. Baki Hassan Salih. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari approves process for proscription of separatist Biafran group
    20 september 2017 16:53:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government on Wednesday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the process for the proscription of the separatist group calling for an independent State of Biafra, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Full text...

  • US: UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon
    20 september 2017 16:42:40
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place earlier this week in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, as well as in Kossa, Cameroon, which targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya, Lithuania sign pact on bilateral relations
    20 september 2017 16:22:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya and Lithuania have signed a bilateral agreement to establish a mechanism for political consultations in order to strengthen bilateral relations, the Foreign Ministry here said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Supreme Court censures electoral body after nullified Presidential vote
    20 september 2017 15:55:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Kenyan Supreme Court found the electoral body in contempt of court for failing to open its servers to public scrutiny, following a detailed ruling on its decision to nullify the Presidential election held on 8 August, saying such a move demonstrated the failure to conduct a verifiable electoral process. Full text...

  • Kenya: Bees strike as CJ reads final presidential poll nullification report
    20 september 2017 15:34:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Bees joined the Kenyan presidential election dispute in Nairobi Wednesday, stinging the police and opposition supporters as Chief Justice David Magara read the final report on the Supreme Court's cancellation of the poll. Full text...

  • US: ICRC boss urges all countries to sign treaty on prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    20 september 2017 11:21:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr Peter Maurer, has described the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as "a light for all humanity, illuminating a pathway towards a world without nuclear weapons". Full text...

  • Kenya: Supreme Court offers explanatory ruling on annulled Presidential vote
    20 september 2017 08:43:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Supreme Court in Kenya has started reading its final ruling on the nullified presidential election of 8 August. Full text...

  • US: 21st century will be Africa's century, Guinean President tells UN General Assembly
    20 september 2017 07:28:33
    New York, US (PANA) – The 21st century will see Africa take its rightful place on the world stage, Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea, which also holds the current presidency of the African Union, told the United Nations 72nd General Assembly on the opening day of its general debate on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: No one country can resolve global challenges single-handedly - Zambian President
    20 september 2017 07:22:25
    New York, US (PANA) – Reaffirming Zambia’s commitment to international cooperation to address the challenges facing the planet, the country’s President has called on world leaders to come together and act boldly for the sake of the shared future. Full text...

  • US: ‘No room for double standards’ in combating terrorism, says Egyptian President
    20 september 2017 07:13:52
    New York, US (PANA) – Noting that comprehensively addressing terrorism is vital for the future of the regional and international order, the President of Egypt called on Tuesday for an approach to do so that is based not only on eradication of terrorism but also of its root causes, as well as challenging its supporters and those that grant it safe havens. Full text...

  • US: Mali’s President calls on world to help equip regional anti-terror force
    20 september 2017 07:08:36
    New York, US (PANA) – Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita took the podium of the General Assembly on Tuesday to praise United Nations efforts in aiding his country recover from rebel attacks, and called on the international community to help fund a new five-nation force to combat terrorism in the region. Full text...

  • US: Striving for peace, decent life for all, ‘very pertinent’ UN Assembly theme - Museveni
    20 september 2017 07:04:14
    New York, US (PANA) – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, on Tuesday expressed support for the theme of the United Nations 72nd General Assembly – ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent life for all on a Sustainable Planet’ – questioning why the world’s elites failed to see its pertinence. Full text...

  • US: During our difficult times, ‘we knew we had friends,’ says Gambian President
    20 september 2017 06:57:25
    New York, US (PANA) – Noting that the recent political crisis in Gambia had been a lesson that his compatriots will not easily forget, the Adama Barrow, the country’s President on Tuesday underscored that Gambians made an irreversible choice to close a “dark chapter” in their history and embarked on a national agenda of reform and transformation. Full text...

  • US: Mauritania highlights country’s successful efforts to combat terrorism
    20 september 2017 06:26:57
    New York, US (PANA) – The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania, Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih, has welcomed the progress made in the fight against terrorism and migration through an approach based on dialogue and openness. Full text...

  • US: Trump says all nations should embrace their sovereignty
    19 september 2017 20:04:43
    New York, US (PANA) – Noting that the present world is one that offers both immense promise and great peril, the President of the United States told global leaders at the United Nations that it was “entirely up to us” to either lift the world to new heights, or let it fall into a valley of disrepair. Full text...

  • US: International solidarity key to address global challenges - Buhari
    19 september 2017 19:59:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Highlighting the importance of international cooperation to address many pressing challenges around the globe, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged world leaders on Tuesday to sustain such collaboration, particularly in instances where there resources are insufficient and capacity weak at the national level. Full text...

  • US: Sirleaf says upcoming elections will signal ‘irreversible course’ towards democracy in Liberia
    19 september 2017 19:56:19
    New York, US (PANA) – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly just 22 days ahead of historic elections in Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday said the polls will signal the “irreversible course” that the country has embarked upon to consolidate its young, post-conflict democracy. Full text...

  • Gambia: Moroccan envoy calls on Gambian leader at UNGA
    19 september 2017 14:05:00
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has said that Gambia’s support to Morocco is to promote African solidarity and improve relations with the tiny West African nation, The Gambia. Full text...

  • Gambia: UK MPs to induct new Gambian parliamentarians
    19 september 2017 12:33:15
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - UK MPs and officials will be inducting the new parliament of Gambia in Banjul this week, where 90% of the National Assembly Members (NAM) are newly elected, a statement from the British High Commission, made available to PANA, indicated in Banjul on Tuesday. Full text...

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