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  • Three injured peacekeepers recovering at AMISOM hospital in Somalia
    04 march 2018 10:37:18
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Three soldiers of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) who were injured in a terrorist attack on Friday in Middle Shabelle region are reportedly recuperating, the AU peacekeeping force said in a statement on Sunday. Full text...

  • 'Gambian government upholds right to freedom of expression' - Justice minister
    03 march 2018 13:37:01
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The government of The Gambia under the new dispensation is committed to creation of a media friendly environment, devoid of harassment and intimidation of media practitioners, in clear recognition of the right to freedom of expression as a fundamental human right, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubacarr M. Tambadou said here on Saturday. Full text...

  • UN chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents
    03 march 2018 07:58:36
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing of three aid workers Thursday night in Rann town in Borno state, Nigeria, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...

  • Investing in school meals ‘win-win’ for West African nations – UN
    02 march 2018 20:26:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The United Nations food relief agency has urged Governments in West Africa to spend more money on school meal programmes as these investments not only contribute to children’s better future but also create local jobs around agriculture. Full text...

  • Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UNESCO
    02 march 2018 20:22:57
    Paris, France (PANA) - Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years, according to a new United Nations cultural agency report. Full text...

  • Buhari condemns Boko Haram killing of 4 UN workers in Northeast Nigeria
    02 march 2018 19:53:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Four UN aid workers were killed in a Thursday night attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Rann community, Borno State, in Northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Five policemen killed in Al Shabaab attack in North Eastern Kenya
    02 march 2018 19:49:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Kenyan Police are in pursuit of an Al Shabaab operative, named Jamaa Nuh Abdille, who led an attack at the Fino Police camp in Mandera Friday, killing five border patrol Police officers and disabling telecommunication connection in the North Eastern region, Police said. Full text...

  • Military, Security chiefs in Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria, review operations against Boko Haram
    02 march 2018 19:31:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, and the Service Chiefs with the Director General of the Department of State Service met in Maiduguri on Thursday and Friday to review the ongoing operations in the North East, particularly, the operation to get back the Dapchi girls. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt says search for abducted 110 Dapchi schoolgirls extended to neighbouring countries
    02 march 2018 14:21:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian government on Friday announced that the ongoing search for the 110 girls, abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, in Yobe State, Northeast Nigeria, has been extended to neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • ‘Gains made in Somalia risk being eroded,’ warn AMISOM troop contributors
    02 march 2018 10:50:20
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Foreign affairs and defence ministers from troop contributing countries (TCCs) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have warned that gains made in the Horn of Africa country risk being eroded if outstanding issues such as inadequate troop numbers and unpredictable funding are not addressed. Full text...

  • Uganda launches biometric refugee verification exercise
    02 march 2018 06:48:16
    Mbarara, Uganda (PANA) - The Government of Uganda has launched the biometric refugee verification exercise in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement located in Mbarara District in the South-West of Uganda. Full text...

  • UN launches new global data collection tool to help reduce disaster
    02 march 2018 06:13:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) kick-offed on Thursday a historic new effort to collect comprehensive global data on disaster losses. Full text...

  • In crisis-torn Sahel, UN anti-drugs and crime agency helps bolster justice system
    02 march 2018 06:06:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Africa’s vast Sahel – plagued by humanitarian crises, armed conflict and terrorism – is now witnessing improvements in its criminal justice system thanks to a special programme by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which assists governments in the region to come together to fight corruption, and human and drug trafficking. Full text...

  • Gov'ts urged to place more emphasis on drug treatment and rehabilitation
    01 march 2018 19:56:02
    New York, US (PANA) - Governments are being urged to invest more in drug treatment and rehabilitation rather than just focusing solely on prevention, the latest report by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) recommends. Full text...

  • UN condemns deadly attacks on ‘blue helmets,’ armed forces in Mali
    01 march 2018 19:36:58
    New York, US (PANA) - Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned the attack in Mali that killed four Bangladeshi peacekeepers and seriously injured four others in Mopti region on Wednesday Full text...

  • UNSMIL documents 146 casualties from hostilities across Libya
    01 march 2018 19:28:19
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) –The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 146 civilian casualties – 13 deaths and 133 injuries – as a result of hostilities across Libya in February 2018. Victims included nine men, two women, one girl and one boy killed and 119 men, six women, seven boys and one girl injured. Full text...

  • UN official calls Sudanese rivals to strengthen efforts on child protection
    01 march 2018 18:57:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict has expressed satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan, signed two years ago, to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict. Full text...

  • Military chiefs from troop contributing countries urge more support for AMISOM
    01 march 2018 18:27:38
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) – Military chiefs from Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have called for more support to enable the Mission effectively execute its mandate of securing Somalia. Full text...

  • New approaches to conflict prevention can save lives and money – up to US$70bn yearly
    01 march 2018 15:58:47
    Washington, US (PANA) - Preventing violent conflict saves lives and money - up to US$70 billion per year on average, according to a study published Thursday by the World Bank and the United Nations. Full text...

  • Car bomb kills 3 at traffic checkpoint near Somali capital
    01 march 2018 15:47:02
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – At least three people were killed, including a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu, the Somali capital, on Thursday, a local online news service reported, quoting a police officer. Full text...

  • Renowned Ghanaian Sculptor, El Anatsui, elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    01 march 2018 14:32:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ghana's award-winning and globally-acclaimed sculptor, Prof. El Anatsui, has recorded yet another achievement by being elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Full text...

  • President Barrow inaugurates Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission
    01 march 2018 13:28:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian President, Adama Barrow, has said the nation's journey towards the consolidation of democracy, good governance, human rights and national development, have moved to another strategic level - the judicial reform programme. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for immediate release of abducted Nigeria school girls
    28 february 2018 22:39:31
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has denounced the abduction of more than 100 school girls by suspected Boko Haram insurgents during an attack on an educational institution in north-eastern Nigeria and called for their safe return to their families. Full text...

  • UN Committee against Torture issues new guidelines on asylum seekers’ rights
    28 february 2018 22:34:26
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - New guidelines developed by the United Nations Committee against Torture aim to help Governments avoid violating international human rights law, and to help asylum seekers avoid torture or other ill-treatment. Full text...

  • Top UN aid official calls for urgent support for Chad
    28 february 2018 22:30:40
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - A senior United Nations aid official has called for urgent funding to support 4.4 million people in Chad, including refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons, as well as the communities hosting them. Full text...

  • UNHCR facilitates repatriation of 695 Rwandan refugees from DR Congo
    28 february 2018 19:38:20
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) has facilitated voluntary repatriation of 695 Rwandan refugees since the beginning of this year, Mr Julien Harneis, deputy humanitarian coordinator for Democratic Republic of Congo said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Life in South Sudanese town returns to normal thanks to UNMISS presence
    28 february 2018 17:25:50
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Residents of Yei town in the Yei River area of South Sudan have commended the presence of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), saying it has enabled them to witness a month-long period of relative calm. Full text...

  • One in three Sub-Saharan Africa youth out of school - UNESCO
    28 february 2018 15:50:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Figures from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) have said that across sub-Saharan Africa, one in every three children, adolescents and youth are out of school - with girls more likely to be excluded than boys. Full text...

  • US bolsters Kenya Navy with boat donation
    28 february 2018 14:56:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United States on Wednesday handed the final six of 10 boats to the Kenya Navy with a view to helping secure the Kenyan coastline. Full text...

  • Govt sets up panel to investigate abduction of 110 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria
    27 february 2018 17:36:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday formed a 12-member committee “to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction" of 110 students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, in northeast Nigeria nine days ago. Full text...

  • Combined Nigerian, Cameroonian forces kill 15 Boko Haram terrorists, rescue 1,130 hostages
    27 february 2018 16:29:58
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that the combined troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Cameroonian Defence Forces battling Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Nigeria have killed 35 B insurgents and destroyed 15 locally fabricated rifles captured from them. Full text...

  • U.S. government donates aerial surveillance system to AMISOM
    27 february 2018 13:22:27
    Baledogle, Somalia (PANA) – The Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, has commended the United States for its continued support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in its fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • FAO chief calls for swift intervention in humanitarian crises
    27 february 2018 11:25:42
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - The international community needs to intervene more swiftly in humanitarian crises in ways that are also designed to support affected farmers, pastoralists, fishers and other food producers, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Trial of Burkina botched coup makers opens
    27 february 2018 11:12:27
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The trial of 84 people accused of an abortive coup in September 2015 in Burkina Faso opened in Ouagadougou on Tuesday amidst tight security. Full text...

  • South African rights organisation targets son of world famous lawyer
    27 february 2018 10:42:35
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The prosecutor who secured the murder conviction of paralympian Oscar Pistorius has set his sights on the son of South Africa’s most famous lawyer. Full text...

  • Gambian Army to crack down on indiscriminate use of military accoutrement
    27 february 2018 09:47:13
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia Armed Forces has said it will soon commence a crackdown on individuals and business people who import and sell military accoutrement. Full text...

  • Rights group warns of new wave of deportations by Algeria
    27 february 2018 07:55:37
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Algerian authorities have rounded up hundreds of sub-Saharan Africans since January 2018, including women and children, expelling many of them to Niger, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN deputy aid chief urges assistance as insecurity deepens in Lake Chad basin
    27 february 2018 07:36:39
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Amid growing insecurity in Lake Chad, a senior United Nations relief official on Monday said the international community and the Government of Cameroon must step up support for humanitarian action in the country, which is most affected by regionwide violence sparked by Boko Haram. Full text...

  • UN launches 24-hour hotline for staff to report sexual harassment
    27 february 2018 07:19:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations is launching a 24-hour helpline to enable staff to call out sexual harassment in the workplace, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday. Full text...

  • Buhari assures all persons abducted by Boko Haram terrorists will be "rescued safely"
    26 february 2018 17:55:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reassured the nation that all persons abducted by insurgent groups, including the 110 missing schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, in northeast Nigeria would be rescued safely. Full text...

  • Working group on migration meets in Tripoli
    26 february 2018 16:51:12
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The second meeting of the working group on migration and coordination with the international community to find lasting solutions to migration problems opened in Tripoli on Monday, according to the Libyan ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Monday. Full text...

  • Nearly two-thirds of South Sudan at risk of rising hunger - UN agencies warn
    26 february 2018 13:05:17
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - More than 7 million people in South Sudan - almost two-thirds of the population - could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access, three United Nations agencies warned on Monday. Full text...

  • Child rights agencies concerned over gov’t decision encouraging FGM in Somaliland
    26 february 2018 11:54:59
    Hargeisa, Somaliland (PANA) – Child rights organizations operating in Somaliland have expressed concern on a recent ruling by the Somaliland government that encourages female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Full text...

  • Amnesty lauds Barrow's commitment to reform repressive laws
    26 february 2018 10:08:47
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - International human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has lauded the new government in Gambia for its commitment to reform repressive laws passed under ousted President Yahya Jammeh. Full text...

  • Massive lawsuit filed over Mandela photograph
    26 february 2018 08:57:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A South African photographer has filed one of the biggest copyright lawsuits in history, seeking US$179 million for the unauthorized use of his image of world statesman Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force joins search for missing schoolgirls
    26 february 2018 08:52:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has instituted extra measures, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, in a renewed effort at locating the schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Dapchi in the northeast of the country. Full text...

  • Rights group reports fresh evidence of election-period abuses
    26 february 2018 06:29:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Police and armed gangs killed at least 37 people in Nairobi between September and November 2017, during the second phase of Kenya’s presidential election, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Full text...

  • Nigerian gov't says 110 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Dapchi still missing
    25 february 2018 18:40:15
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Seven days after Boko Haram terrorists attacked and abducted schoolgirls from Government Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State, northeast Nigeria, the federal government on Sunday confirmed that 110 girls are missing. Full text...

  • Ghana pledges full cooperation on sexual misconduct of its policemen on South Sudan mission
    25 february 2018 17:00:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana Police Service says it will cooperate fully with UN investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct against some members of a Ghanaian police unit working with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. Full text...

  • UN chief condemns Mogadishu attacks
    25 february 2018 06:51:58
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the 23 February attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, which claimed the lives of many civilians and injured numerous others. Full text...

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