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  • Nigeria demands "full investigation" into killing of Nigerian by Kenyan Police
    22 october 2018 14:39:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Monday demanded for full autopsy and investigation from Kenya Government into the killing of a Nigerian, Mr Bamiyo Ashade, allegedly shot by the Kenyan police. Full text...

  • 254 repentant Boko Haram terrorists, including 3 Chadians, reintegrated by Nigerian govt
    21 october 2018 20:34:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Over 254 surrendered and repented Boko Haram terrorist members have been reintegrated by the Nigerian Government, Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor, Maj.-Gen. Bamidele Shafa, has said. Full text...

  • 12 killed, 1,300 others displaced in Boko Haram attacks in Northeast Nigeria
    21 october 2018 20:22:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said that 12 farmers were killed and 1,300 others displaced in two separate attacks coordinated by the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Pan African Rights Forum opens in Banjul ahead of 63rd ordinary session
    21 october 2018 20:00:26
    Banjul, Gambia(PANA) - The Continental platform for Non-governmental Orgnisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other rights-related activists, otherwise called “NGO Forum” opened on Sunday in Banjul, the Gambian capital. Full text...

  • Boko Haram sacks two communities in Northeast Nigeria
    21 october 2018 15:04:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army has confirmed that Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday night attacked Mairari and Femari communities in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Buhari condemns killing of 55 persons in North central Nigeria in communal clashes
    21 october 2018 14:58:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday condemned the latest communal violence in Kasuwan Magani, Kaduna State, North central Nigeria, in which 55 people were killed last Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africans linked to abducted Tanzanian billionaire
    21 october 2018 09:39:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There is growing speculation that South Africans may have been linked to the high-profile kidnapping of Tanzanian billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, outside a Dar es Salaam hotel last week. Full text...

  • UN Peacekeeping chief says ‘extremely concerned’ over insecurity in Mali
    19 october 2018 20:54:17
    New York, US (PANA) - After commending the “overall peaceful” climate in which the Malian elections were held in July, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said on Friday that he is “extremely concerned” over the increasing number of attacks by armed insurgents, against a backdrop of continued delays in implementing the 2015 peace agreement. Full text...

  • Burkina Media professionals demand justice for slain Norbert Zongo
    19 october 2018 14:45:15
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The professional media organisations in Burkina Faso on Friday launched a campaign to demand justice for Norbert Zongo, a Burkina investigation journalist killed in 1998 along with three of his companions under the regime of Blaise Compaoré. Full text...

  • ICRC facilitates release of 24 South Sudan detainees
    19 october 2018 13:19:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release of 24 persons, including 16 detainees released on Friday. Full text...

  • Top South African prosecutor sets his sights on wealthy businessman
    19 october 2018 10:54:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Leading South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who found international fame for his role in the successful conviction of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius in a high-profile murder trial, has set his sights on a prominent Johannesburg businessman who allegedly raped his three-year-old granddaughter. Full text...

  • Another gendarmerie post in northern Burkina Faso attacked
    19 october 2018 09:04:08
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Another gendarmerie post in the far north of Burkina Faso has been attacked as terrorists wreak havoc in the West African country. Full text...

  • UN rights chief calls for release of hundreds abducted and abused in South Sudan
    19 october 2018 03:54:29
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Hundreds of civilians who were taken by opposition forces in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria region during an uptick in fighting are still missing, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for their immediate release. Full text...

  • UN agency seeks media partners for new campaign against killers of journalists
    19 october 2018 03:47:01
    Paris, France (PANA) - Every four days, a journalist is murdered, often for simply doing their job of uncovering something that someone wants to stay hidden: the vast majority of these killings go unpunished. Full text...

  • South African legendary long distance swimmer dead at 60
    18 october 2018 14:52:45
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Tributes are pouring in for South African Theodore Yach, one of the world’s leading long-distance swimmers, who died in Cape Town on Wednesday after being admitted to hospital with asthmatic complaints. He was 60. Full text...

  • NGO donates to displaced people in Mali
    18 october 2018 10:55:05
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Islamic Relief France, a humanitarian NGO, on Wednesday donated food valued at 49 million CFA Francs to 500 displaced households living in the most deprived neighbourhoods of Sévaré, about 15 kilometres from Mopti in the centre of the country. Full text...

  • UNHCR evacuates vulnerable refugees out of Libya as fighting resumes
    18 october 2018 09:31:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency successfully evacuated 135 people out of Libya to Niger. Full text...

  • 4 African countries join forces in fight against terrorism in Ouagadougou
    17 october 2018 15:15:55
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Benin, Niger, Togo and Burkina Faso will make concerted efforts within the framework of the fight against terrorism, particularly in the eastern part of Burkina Faso, the ministers in charge of Security and foreign affairs of those countries said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • AFRIPOL to create three working groups to fight against terrorism
    17 october 2018 13:30:08
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The second general assembly of the African police cooperation mechanism (AFRIPOL) decided on Tuesday in Algiers to create three working groups to fight against cross-border crime, cyber crime as well as terrorism and extremism, Smail Chergui, Commissioner for peace and security of the African Union, said. Full text...

  • Sudan to mediate for peace in CAR
    17 october 2018 07:45:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Central African Republic (CAR) warring factions and government have agreed to meet in Khartoum under Sudanese President Omar Bashir’s mediation to end the conflict in their country. Full text...

  • Hunger levels double in DR Congo as violence intensifies, warns NGO
    17 october 2018 05:35:45
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - About 15 million women, men and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are without enough food to eat, up from 7.7 million last year. Full text...

  • UN Chief says ending poverty ‘a question of justice’
    17 october 2018 05:00:50
    New York, US (PANA) - Highlighting that for the United Nations, eliminating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest global challenges and priorities, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the fundamental connection between eradicating poverty and upholding equal rights for all. Full text...

  • UN chief ‘appalled’ by killing of aid worker in Nigeria; calls for release of remaining hostages
    17 october 2018 04:53:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General strongly condemned on Tuesday the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria. He said he was “appalled” by her death on Monday. Full text...

  • Business dragging its feet on human rights and investors are watching, say UN experts
    16 october 2018 20:00:04
    New York , US (PANA) - Too many companies globally are ignoring their human rights responsibilities and governments are failing to regulate and lead by example in business practices, a group of independent UN experts said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UNHCR
    16 october 2018 19:18:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Seven killed, 86 injured in Morocco train derailment
    16 october 2018 16:38:03
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Seven passengers were reported killed and 86 others injured after the derailment of a train on Tuesday in the town of Bouknadel, near the Moroccan capital, Rabat, according to the official MAP news agency. Full text...

  • Boko Haram slammed for killing humanitarian aid worker
    16 october 2018 14:45:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Global human rights body, Amnesty International, and Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday condemned the killing of a staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ms Hauwa Liman, by the Boko Haram terrorist group. Full text...

  • 28 die in Mali boat mishap
    16 october 2018 14:32:38
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Twenty-eight persons drowned on Monday when the boat they were travelling in capsized in Arnassaye, about 25km from the city of Timbuktu, in northern Mali, Full text...

  • Nigeria condemns killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram
    16 october 2018 08:20:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian government has said it is shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman. Full text...

  • ARTICLE 19 sees Gambia's truth commission as milestone
    15 october 2018 19:51:51
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Rights group Article 19 has welcomed the launch on Monday of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission, (TRRC) in Gambia as a milestone. Full text...

  • Passing away of PANAPRESS Editor-in-Chief
    15 october 2018 18:17:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Biava Seshi, PANAPRESS Editor-in-Chief, passed away Monday afternoon in Lome, Togo, his native country following a heart stroke. He was in his 60s. Full text...

  • EU appeals for support to get CAR on road to stability
    15 october 2018 17:51:46
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union has emphasized the need for international actors to help the Central African Republic (CAR) get back on the road to stability, peace and development and to meet the aspirations of the population as a whole for lasting peace and reconciliation. Full text...

  • ICRC appeals for release of its staff under threat of Boko Haram execution
    15 october 2018 12:03:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has made an urgent public appeal to the Nigerian Government, communities and individuals with influence to work toward the release of two committed medical workers abducted in north-eastern Nigeria earlier this year. Full text...

  • European Council adopts new sanctions regime on chemical weapons
    15 october 2018 11:24:45
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council has adopted a new regime of restrictive measures to address the use and proliferation of chemical weapons as a direct follow-up to its conclusions reached on 28 June 2018. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force gunships kill several Boko Haram terrorists
    15 october 2018 10:47:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday said its helicopter gunships “neutralised several (Boko Haram) terrorists” at their hideout in Bogum, Borno State, on Sunday. Full text...

  • Algerian military court remands five Major-Generals for alleged corruption
    15 october 2018 09:48:02
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - A military court sitting in Blida, near Algiers, on Sunday ordered the remand in custody of five Major-Generals when they appeared before the court charged with alleged illicit enrichment and abuse of power, television channel Ennahar has reported. Full text...

  • Violence will not deter Somali people in their pursuit of peace, says UN chief
    14 october 2018 16:11:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Strongly condemning twin suicide attacks in Baidoa, southwestern Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated the Organization’s support and solidarity with the country’s people and Government. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Army says six soldiers injured in clash with Boko Haram
    14 october 2018 10:52:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army says that six of its soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries when its troops repelled a Boko Haram attack on its base in Arege, Borno State, northeast Nigeria on Friday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Army, UN agency to promote humanitarian principles in insurgency operations
    14 october 2018 10:11:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army is to partner with the United Nations Office for the Coordination Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) to develop capacity that will enhance their professionalism in promoting humanitarian principles and conduct during insurgency. Full text...

  • EU provides 1m Euros for flood victims in Nigeria
    14 october 2018 10:03:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The European Commission has mobilised one million Euros to support the victims of the current flooding across the country. Full text...

  • Improve collection of data on disasters, urges Guterres
    14 october 2018 09:02:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Highlighting the steep human and economic impact of disasters, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on countries to improve data collection on the catastrophes, including comprehensive accounting of economic losses, to advance progress on crisis prevention. Full text...

  • At least 15 killed in twin terror strike in Somalia
    13 october 2018 20:01:04
    Baidoa, Somalia (PANA) - At least 15 people have been killed in twin bomb explosions in Baidoa, Somalia, the headquarters of the South West regional administration, local media on Saturday. Full text...

  • Armed group in northeast Nigeria release 833 children
    12 october 2018 20:05:41
    Maiduguri, Nigeria (PANA) – UNICEF, the UN children's fund, has welcomed the release of 833 children from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, as part of its commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children. Full text...

  • 'Algeria must stop arbitrary expulsion of West African migrants in desert'
    12 october 2018 06:34:58
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Atrocities suffered by child and adult migrants from West African States “should shock the conscience of humanity” into action, a UN rights investigator said on Thursday, before calling for Algeria to halt the collective expulsion of thousands of foreign nationals to Niger. Full text...

  • Guterres ‘deeply saddened’ by loss of life in Nigeria floods
    11 october 2018 20:16:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday he is “deeply saddened”, as the Government of Nigeria announced that some 200 people have died, and a further 1,310 injured, due to flooding across a dozen states. Overall, around two million have been affected, a UN statement said. Full text...

  • Mali not fulfilling its ‘sovereign role’ in protecting its people: UN human rights expert
    11 october 2018 20:09:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - In an effort to better protect people and their property throughout Mali, the international community must honour commitments to help reduce violent extremism, chronic insecurity and ineffective government, said the United Nations expert on human rights in the country, Alioune Tine, on Thursday. Full text...

  • President Bashir leaves for Equatorial Guinea Independence anniversary
    11 october 2018 18:59:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan left Khartoum for Equatorial Guinea on Thursday to Full text...

  • Nigerian govt worries about continued closure of Nigerian businesses in Ghana
    11 october 2018 16:43:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government on Thursday expressed reservations over the continued closure of Nigerian-owned businesses in Ghana, two weeks after Ghanaian President Koffi Nana-Akudo, gave the order to reopen them. Full text...

  • Mauritius celebrates International Day of Older Persons
    11 october 2018 15:52:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, on Thursday hailed the vast contribution made by the elderly in making Mauritius an example globally. Full text...

  • Rwandan court upholds suspension of community radio station
    11 october 2018 11:23:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan court has upheld the suspension slapped on a community radio station for broadcasting hate remarks against women. Full text...

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