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  • Botswana: Botswana VP dismisses ill-health reports
    25 september 2017 09:37:07
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has dismissed reports of being hospitalised in New York after attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan opposition supporters mobilise for mass eviction of election chief
    24 september 2017 18:50:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The main opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (NASA), on Sunday called on its supporters to dress up with gas masks and prepare for the mass eviction of the officials of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from office on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda's opposition leader Rwigara arrested
    24 september 2017 18:03:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan opposition leader Diane Shima Rwigara and two of her close family members have been arrested for offences against state security and forgery, police said on Sunday. Full text...

  • US: Djibouti tells UN Assembly reformed UN central to confronting global challenges
    24 september 2017 06:51:12
    New York, US (PANA) – A reformed United Nations with increased resources must be at the heart of efforts to confront the host of crises threatening the world, from climate change and economic stagnation to stimulating development and combating terrorism, Djibouti told the General Assembly on Saturday. Full text...

  • US: Talk of African renaissance ‘misplaced and premature,’ Eritrea tells UN Assembly
    24 september 2017 06:45:49
    New York, US (PANA) – Africa remains the most marginalised of all continents, and therefore talk of an ‘African Renaissance’ and of ‘fastest growing economies’ is misplaced and premature, Eritrea’s top foreign affairs official told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday. Full text...

  • US: Burundi says national sovereignty, non-interference must be respected within UN
    24 september 2017 06:40:27
    New York, US (PANA) – Mounting the podium of the General Assembly, Burundi on Saturday stressed the importance of national sovereignty within the United Nations. Full text...

  • US: Sub-Saharan leaders call for increased UN aid to regional anti-terror force
    24 september 2017 06:36:17
    New York, US (PANA) – Citing the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the sub-Saharan Sahel, regional leaders at the General Assembly’s annual general debate on Saturday called on the United Nations to provide sufficient resources to the regional G5 Sahel joint force to combat the scourge. Full text...

  • US: Sudan has ‘turned the page’ on conflicts, FM tells UN Assembly
    24 september 2017 06:30:57
    New York, US PANA) – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate on Saturday, Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sudan, said his country has “turned the page” on conflicts and has embarked on an era of peace and stability, including through the establishment of a unity Government that includes members of former armed groups. Full text...

  • US: In UN address, South Sudan urges balanced approach to peace, development
    24 september 2017 06:24:41
    New York, US (PANA) – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate, the First Vice-President of South Sudan on Saturday called for incentivising peace and stability by shifting the focus to development and long-term projects. Full text...

  • US: At the UN, Tanzania stresses importance of regional stability
    24 september 2017 06:19:40
    New York, US (PANA) – Tanzania has integrated ‘sustainability’ into its development plan 2016-2021, with an eye towards becoming a middle-income country by 2025, its top foreign affairs official told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday. Full text...

  • US: DR Congo, at General Assembly, says UN mission there to focus more on dev't
    23 september 2017 20:29:57
    New York, US (PANA) – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which hosts more than 10,000 United Nations peacekeepers and where enormous resources over the past two decades have been devoted to bringing stability to the vast country, on Saturday called for the UN mission to be re-directed more to development. Full text...

  • Kenya: Journalists become heroes against police brutality in Kenya, Uganda
    23 september 2017 11:46:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Journalists become heroes of humanity in Kenya and Uganda this week in the wake of police operations against those protesting plans by the Ugandan parliament to remove the age limit to allow President Yoweri Museveni unfettered access to power and at the Kenyan Supreme Court. Full text...

  • Liberia: UN reaffirms commitment to democracy in Liberia
    23 september 2017 09:37:13
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The United Nations (UN) is providing Liberia with important support to ensure credible and successful presidential and legislative elections in October, towards the consolidation of democracy in the country and the ECOWAS region, Farid Zarif, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) and Head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), has affirmed. Full text...

  • US: Tunisia calls for comprehensive response to global terrorism
    23 september 2017 09:30:17
    New York, US (PANA) – The threat of terrorism has forced Tunisia to double the budget of its military and security expenditures, Foreign Minister Khemais Jhinaoui told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, stressing that more international support was needed despite the Government’s efforts to stamp out the scourge. Full text...

  • US: Sierra Leone, at UN debate, stresses preventive diplomacy for regional peace
    23 september 2017 09:25:44
    New York, US (PANA) – A senior minister from Sierra Leone on Friday stressed the importance of mediation and regional partnerships to preserve peace, urging the international body to reflect on reform measures that will uphold the United Nations’ collective responsibility to maintain peace. Full text...

  • US: Ethiopia warns 'No time for scepticism, decisive climate action needed now'
    23 september 2017 09:19:11
    New York, US (PANA) – Like many other countries, Ethiopia is dealing almost every day with the adverse impacts of climate change, its Prime Minister told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, urging decisive action by the international community. Full text...

  • US: Global Goals a ‘blueprint’ for fair, equitable development, Kenya tells UN Assembly
    23 september 2017 09:09:13
    New York, US (PANA) – Kenya has highlighted that the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have provided the globe with a blueprint for a more peaceful world and for making development and globalization “fair and equitable for all”. Full text...

  • US: Technology vital for small nations to meet dev't goals, Lesotho’s PM tells UN
    23 september 2017 09:03:21
    New York, US (PANA) – Small countries, especially those in Africa, should be empowered with technologies to deal with and adapt to climate change challenges, as well as meet their development goals, the Prime Minister of Lesotho told the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate on Friday. Full text...

  • US: At UN, CAR President outlines country’s peace, reconciliation process
    22 september 2017 20:09:14
    New York, US (PANA) – The President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin Archange Touadéra, reaffirmed on Friday at the United Nations General Assembly his determination and that of his Government to make the peace efforts succeed, but stressed that the country suffers from limited capacity as it continues to cope with a raft of post-conflict challenges. Full text...

  • Kenya: Witch-hunt tricks, tit-for-tat probe target top Kenyan officials after poll fallout
    22 september 2017 18:54:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenya's main opposition group, National Super Alliance (NASA), on Friday issued an alert about pending private prosecution against top officials of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), as individuals aligned to the ruling party moved to retaliate against judges and court officers involved in the annulment of the 8 August presidential vote. Full text...

  • Kenya: Stop crackdown on presidential age limit supporters, rights body tells Uganda
    22 september 2017 14:52:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Ugandan authorities must end their absurd attempts to silence people opposed to scrapping the presidential age limit, Amnesty International said Friday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Attorney General enters presidential race
    22 september 2017 14:28:14
    Freetown, Sierra Leone ( PANA) - Five months ahead of the 2018 general elections, Attorney General Joseph Fitzgeral Kamara (JFK) becomes the latest man to announce his presidential aspiration on behalf of the ruling All Peoples Congress. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambian President Barrow meets ICC Prosecutor in US
    22 september 2017 09:43:05
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has met the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, in United States, who briefed him on the work of the court and called for support from African countries, the presidency said on Thursday. Full text...

  • US: Reform vital for achieving sustainable development, Mugabe tells UN Assembly
    22 september 2017 07:57:58
    New York, US (PANA) – Without deeper international cooperation and reform in the international system, the gap between the rich and the poor will persist, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Thursday warned in his address to the General Assembly debate. Full text...

  • 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...

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