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  • Rwanda: Burundi lifts ban on selling food crops on border with Rwanda
    06 april 2016 21:25:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A ban on selling food crops at Burundi's border post Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army rescues 11,595 persons held hostage by Boko Haram
    06 april 2016 21:23:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - As the Nigerian army continues with the clearance and mopping up operations of remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in various parts of north east, the troops have rescued no fewer than 11,595 persons held hostage by the terrorists within the last one month. Full text...

  • Nigeria: UN Humanitarian chief says Boko Haram devastation is the worst he has seen
    06 april 2016 15:59:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United Nations Assistant Secretary General and regional coordinator of the UN Humanitarian Service in the Sahel region, Mr. Toby Lanzer, Tuesday arrived in Maiduguri, the hotbed of the Boko Haram attacks in North Eastern Nigeria, lamenting that the degrading humanitarian situation there is worse in than anywhere his team had visited. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda's largest maize processing plant razed by fire
    06 april 2016 15:44:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's largest maize processing plant, located at Mururu, a small village near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was razed by fire early Wednesday, PANA reported, quoting the local vernacular newspaper, 'Igihe'. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Former Rwandan minister's body flown home from Burundi
    06 april 2016 10:46:01
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The body of former Rwandan minister, Jacques Bihozagara, who died in unexplained circumstances, last week, while in detention in neighbouring Burundi, has been repatriated back home. Full text...

  • UK: Rights group records 'alarming surge' in recorded executions
    06 april 2016 09:24:39
    London, UK (PANA) - A dramatic global rise in the number of executions recorded in 2015 saw more people put to death than at any point in the last quarter-century, the human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: UN to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ policy on sexual exploitation and abuse
    06 april 2016 05:59:32
    New York, US (PANA) - Briefing the General Assembly on recent disturbing allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Chef de Cabinet has reaffirmed the Organization’s determination to tackle the issue head on and indicated that such violations, if verified, would trigger a decision by Mr. Ban to repatriate the units in question. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN rights office expresses concern at surge in Malawi mob killings
    06 april 2016 05:51:01
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday expressed concern over the increased number of mob attacks in Malawi since the beginning of this year and called on Government agencies to support police and strengthen the rule of law in the country to combat such violence. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria establishes rehabilitation camp for repentant Boko Haram fighters
    05 april 2016 20:23:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military Tuesday announced that the federal government has established a camp for the rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram members who surrender to the authorities. Full text...

  • Sudan: EU offers €100 million for Sudan to address irregular migration
    05 april 2016 20:16:01
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on a visit to Sudan on Tuesday, will announce a €100 million Special Measure for the country, to be implemented under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, according to a press statement issued here by the European Commission. Full text...

  • Sudan: EU calls Sudanese government, rebel groups cease hostility in conflict areas
    05 april 2016 19:04:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The European Union on Tuesday called on the Sudanese government and rebel movements in the country to extend their commitments made in late 2015 to unilateral cessations of hostilities. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari calls for stronger collaboration in tackling terrorism in Africa
    05 april 2016 18:43:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Ending insurgency in Africa will require stronger collaboration in tracking the sponsorship of terrorist activities by governments, financial institutions and security agencies, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday. Full text...

  • The Netherlands: ICC discharges Kenyan vice president Ruto and journalist Sang
    05 april 2016 16:14:50
    The Hague, The Netherlands (PANA) - Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday decided, by 2-1 majority, that the case against Kenyan vice president William Samoei Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang is to be terminated. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: ICC decides to terminate case against Ruto, Arap Sang
    05 april 2016 16:01:23
    The Hague, The Netherlands (PANA) - The International Criminal Court decided on Tuesday by majority that the case against Kenyan vice president William Samoei Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang is to be terminated. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA says Ghana’s communications regulator takes 9 TV channels off the air
    05 april 2016 15:24:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has said that Ghana's National Communication Authority (NCA) has taken off the air nine television channels for operating without authorisation. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Five arrested with 170kg of cannabis in Eastern Rwanda
    05 april 2016 10:48:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan police have launched a series of raids in several parts of Eastern province near the border with Tanzania, during which they seized approximately 170kg of cannabis and arrested five suspected drug smugglers, a police source said in Kigali on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN sexual misconduct investigation in DRC finds violations, abuse
    05 april 2016 05:50:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Findings of a UN Response Team tasked with investigating sexual abuse allegations committed by UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported sex with minors along with paternity claims. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief tasks world leaders on forthcoming World Humanitarian Summit
    04 april 2016 22:54:57
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonon Monday called on Heads of State Full text...

  • UN: UN chief calls for a world free of explosive remnants of war
    04 april 2016 20:38:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon on Monday called for a world Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID says children, women most affected in ongoing fighting in Darfur
    04 april 2016 18:24:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Most of the people affected by recent fighting in the restive Darfur region of western Sudan between government forces and rebels were women and children, according to the head of the joint African Union–United Nations peacekeeping mission there. Full text...

  • Zambia: Road accident kills five people in Zambia
    04 april 2016 17:56:44
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Five people were killed Monday in a road crash on Kabwe - Kapiri Mposhi road in central Zambia, after the driver failed to control a luxury coach on which they were travelling at a corner. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Hidden weapons cache discovered near Rwandan parliament building
    04 april 2016 16:03:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Security forces have discovered a weapons cache at the home of a famous Rwandan businesswomen, Josephine Uwamwezi, which is located a few metres away from the Rwandan parliament headquarters, located at Kimuhurura, a National Police source confirmed Monday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Body of Rwandan minister in Burundi jail to be repatriated
    04 april 2016 15:57:25
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The body of former Rwandan minister, Jacques Bihozagara, who died in mysterious circumstances last week while in detention in neighbouring Burundi, is expected to be repatriated soon after authorities in Bujumbura finally gave the go-ahead following a series of "diplomatic correspondence" between two countries, a Rwanda diplomatic source confirmed here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army rescues 275 Boko Haram hostages, kills 15 insurgents
    04 april 2016 15:46:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army Monday announced the rescue of 275 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists in the North Eastern State of Borno. Full text...

  • Libya: 19 African migrants arrested for attempting to enter Libya illegally
    04 april 2016 13:46:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Tunisian navy has arrested 19 people who were attempting to enter Libya illegally through the Tunisian border with Libya, local Libyan media reported on Monday, quoting Tunisian sources. Full text...

  • US: USAID to provide US$68 million emergency food assistance to Sudan
    03 april 2016 06:51:46
    Washington, D.C. US (PANA) - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced it is providing nearly US$68 million for emergency food assistance, to reach approximately 2.5 million Sudanese as well as refugees from South Sudan and other neighboring states. Full text...

  • UN: UN marks World Autism Day, calls for inclusive societies
    01 april 2016 22:44:03
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials have highlighted the contributions to humanity by people Full text...

  • Botswana: Khama regrets social ills affecting Botswana
    01 april 2016 17:01:39
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama has bemoaned social ills coupled with diminishing social values affecting the country, especial the youth. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir accuses Darfur rebels of working as mercenaries in Libya
    01 april 2016 15:07:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir has stated that the people of Darfur are free to vote for one region or keep the present five states in the administrative referendum set for 11-13-April. Full text...

  • US: US expresses concern about sentencing of Angolan activists
    01 april 2016 08:00:00
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has expressed concern about the sentencing of 17 Angolan activists and called on the government to protect the constitutional rights of the citizens to engage in peaceful, open and public discourse. Full text...

  • US: 'Civilians remain at risk in South Sudan, despite peace agreements'
    01 april 2016 07:38:32
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior United Nations officials have cautioned that the humanitarian and human rights situation in South Sudan remains dire, and asked the Security Council to call on the parties to the conflict and armed actors to uphold their obligations under international law to protect civilians and aid workers, and grant free access for delivery of life-saving supplies. Full text...

  • US: Security Council calls for regional solutions to challenges of Great Lakes nations
    01 april 2016 06:53:02
    New York, US (PANA) – The Security Council has expressed regret over the limited progress in implementing national and regional commitments under the peace, security and cooperation framework for Africa's Great Lakes region, stressing that signatory States must carry out those obligations in order to achieve lasting peace. Full text...

  • US: Probe into sexual abuse in CAR must be 'thorough' – UN rights chief
    01 april 2016 06:38:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations human rights chief has described the latest reports of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic (CAR) as “sickening,” calling for a thorough investigation into alleged conducts by UN and French troops, as well as local armed groups. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kigali seeks Burundi's explanation of former minister's death in detention
    31 march 2016 18:06:38
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda wants Burundi to provide official explanation about the circumstances surrounding the death of former minister Jacques Bihozagara whose life ended suddenly Wednesday in a detention facility in Bujumbura, a senior official of Rwanda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Congo: Human rights groups demand end of opposition arrests in Congo
    31 march 2016 17:17:14
    Brazzaville, Republic of Congo (PANA) - Human rights groups are calling on the authorities in the Republic of Congo to release political opponents detained for peaceful criticism of the recent elections, put an end to arbitrary arrests and detentions, and avoid any repression of peaceful protest, human rights organisations. Full text...

  • CAR: Amnesty International calls for 'stronger peacekeeping force' in CAR to protect civilians
    31 march 2016 17:10:06
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The Human rights group, Amnesty International, said on Thursday that the announced withdrawal of French Sangaris forces from Central African Republic (CAR) later this year further increased the urgency for the UN Security Council to ensure that the MINUSCA peacekeeping force is much better equipped to protect civilians and promote justice. Full text...

  • Rwanda: US offers material to support Rwanda's new education curriculum
    31 march 2016 16:41:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's primary education had a boost Thursday when the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) donated teaching and learning material worth US$ 4.1 million in support of the newly introduced competence-based curriculum and learning in the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN calls for political will to overcome inequality in countries
    31 march 2016 13:11:38
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has said inequality is a universal challenge faced by least-developed, middle-income and developed countries alike, but which can be overcome by political will at national and international levels. Full text...

  • DRC: Amnesty International lashes out at DRC for repression of youth
    31 march 2016 10:05:54
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Human rights group, Amnesty International, says six youths, who were arrested hours before a general strike last February in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been sentenced to six months in prison. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Prosecutor seeks preventive detention of senior Rwandan official
    30 march 2016 18:44:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's prosecutor on Wednesday asked for a court order to place Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) director-general, Dr. Rose Mukankomeje, under a 30-day preventive detention while investigation into her alleged involvement in a corruption case is under way. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Ex-Rwandan minister dies in detention in Burundi
    30 march 2016 16:37:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A former Rwandan government minister died Wednesday while in detention in neighbouring Burundi, apparently a victim of "food poisoning", according to a member of his family who spoke to PANA in Kigali on condition of anonymity. Full text...

  • UN: ICC Trial Chamber to decide on Ruto, Sang "no case" request
    30 march 2016 14:58:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will on 5 April file its decision on the requests for a "Judgment of acquittal" and "no case to answer motion", submitted respectively by the defence of Kenya's Deputy President, William Ruto, and Head of operations at Kass FM in Nairobi, Joshua Sang. Full text...

  • UN: Senior UN officials call for modern forms of slavery to be tackled
    30 march 2016 13:16:29
    New York, US (PANA) - Observing the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, senior UN officials have reflected on past horrors, and warned that the world must also confront current and modern challenges posed by the many forms and manifestations of slavery. Full text...

  • UN: New UN-Arab League agreement to prevent conflict-related sexual violence
    30 march 2016 13:02:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and the League of Arab States have signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration on prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in the Arab region. Full text...

  • Libya: Senior UN official condemns reported executions, killings by armed groups
    30 march 2016 06:16:12
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The top United Nations official in Libya has condemned recent reported executions and killings of civilians in the northern part of the country and called for the responsible to be held to account. Full text...

  • Tanzania: U.S. MCC's suspension of partnership dashes Tanzania's expectations
    29 march 2016 19:49:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's Minister for Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga on Tuesday expressed the government's disappointment over the suspension of its partnership with the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Army mops up Boko Haram remnants, rescues 817 captives
    29 march 2016 19:05:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Troops of the Nigerian Army clearing remnants of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the North-Eastern part of the country have recaptured Rann, the headquarters of Kalabalge local government of Borno state and some adjoining villages, including the group's training camp in Tile. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR says hunger, insecurity force South Sudanese to flee
    29 march 2016 17:32:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday said growing food Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari to attend Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.
    29 march 2016 17:11:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is due to travel Wednesday to the United States to attend the 4th Nuclear Security Summit which opens the following day in Washington, D.C. Full text...

  • Botswana: Government embarks on poverty, unemployment survey in Botswana
    29 march 2016 16:27:33
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana's data authority, Statistics Botswana (SB), has kicked off a national survey to gauge poverty and unemployment with the aim of obtaining a comprehensive set of indicators to monitor and evaluate progress on the National Strategies for Poverty Reduction. Full text...

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