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  • South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief urges end to South Sudan war
    02 august 2017 05:25:13
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – The conflict in South Sudan has to end in order to give the peace process there “a better chance of success,” the top United Nations peacekeeping official said on Tuesday, kicking off a three-day trip to the African country. Full text...

  • Kenya: EAC launches observer mission to Kenya’s polls
    01 august 2017 20:00:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The East African Community Election Observation Mission to Kenya’s forthcoming General Elections was launched on Tuesday in the capital, Nairobi, with an appeal to all Kenyans to vote calmly and uphold peace and tranquility for the betterment of all Kenyans and the East African region as a whole. Full text...

  • South Africa: Politician sparks fresh race row by targeting Indians
    01 august 2017 14:10:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Firebrand politician Julius Malema, has sparked a fresh race row – this time targeting South Africa’s Indian population. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan chief elections technologist murder jolts poll plans
    31 july 2017 19:34:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Police have intensified investigations into the murder of the chief technology officer at Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Christopher Msando, whose body was found Monday, a week to a crucial general election. Full text...

  • Rwanda: EAC election observers assess Rwandan presidential poll
    31 july 2017 19:22:14
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Head of the East African Community (EAC) Election Observer Mission (EOM) to the 2017 Rwandan Presidential Election, former Kenyan Vice President Moody Awori, on Monday flagged off 30 observers who will assess the poll in the 30 districts of the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Osinbajo says Lake Chad Basin nations working together to defeat Boko Haram
    31 july 2017 18:31:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Countries in the Lake Chad Basin have worked together very well in dealing with the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency and the consequent humanitarian crisis, Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo told a delegation from the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) on Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Deputy President's home intruder repelled police after accessing arms
    30 july 2017 15:06:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Police Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet assured senior government personalities of their security on Sunday, after a deadly siege at the home of Deputy President William Ruto ended with the killing of the intruder and an officer of the elite General Service Unit (GSU), a commando unit of the police. Full text...

  • Kenya: Police end siege at Deputy President's rural home in western Kenya
    30 july 2017 09:15:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A gunman has been killed at the home of Deputy President William Ruto after an 18-hour long siege, Police Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Specialist force deployed to deal with intruder at Kenya's Deputy President's home
    29 july 2017 20:33:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A lone intruder, armed with a machete, stormed the rural home of Kenya's Deputy President, William Ruto, after over-powering an armed Policeman by hitting the officer severally before hiding inside a building under construction at the home, Kenya's Police Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet said Saturday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe: 'Don't be afraid to name your successor,' Grace Mugabe tells 93-yr-old hubby
    29 july 2017 15:40:24
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, on Thursday publicly urged her 93-year-old husband to name a successor, as she waded into a subject that President Robert Mugabe has regarded as taboo. Full text...

  • Libya: New UN envoy in Libya seeks to work with Libyans
    29 july 2017 02:01:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Set to arrive in Libya next week, the new United Nations Special Representative, Ghassan Salamé, has said he is coming to Tripoli to work with Libyans, in an attempt to help find a solution to the political crisis that led to the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and pushed the country into a crisis that sees thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing to Europe and other countries in Africa. Full text...

  • US: UN chief condemns North Korea's latest launch of ballistic missile
    29 july 2017 02:00:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has condemned Friday's launch of a ballistic missile of possible intercontinental range by the North Korea. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council urges Libyans to support national reconciliation
    28 july 2017 06:11:20
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday welcomed the Joint Declaration issued after a meeting between two Libyan political figures and urged all Libyans to support its calls for a negotiated political solution, national reconciliation and an immediate ceasefire. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA opposition calls for race scandal inquiry to go public
    27 july 2017 15:33:12
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said it has written to the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) in the UK to request that the disciplinary inquiry into Bell Pottinger’s racially fueled propaganda campaign for President Jacob Zuma, set for 18 August, 2017, in London, be open to the public. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzania calls for immediate solution to diplomatic crisis in Gulf countries
    27 july 2017 15:28:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania has called for unity and stability in the Gulf region, emphasising that a solution of the ongoing diplomatic crisis should be found within the framework of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Full text...

  • US: US salutes Liberia on independence anniversary
    27 july 2017 13:59:48
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The US government has congratulated Liberia on its 170 years of independence, marked on 26 July. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum regrets Libya’s decision to close Sudanese consulate in Kufra
    27 july 2017 13:39:35
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government has expressed regret over the decision of the eastern Libyan Government to close its consulate in Kufra, a south-eastern region of Libya near Egypt and Sudan, saying the move was based on "unfounded accusations". Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan poll body summons gubernatorial candidates over violence
    27 july 2017 09:56:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) summoned two politicians on Thursday to answer charges of election violence after a violent clash in which two people were shot and wounded. Full text...

  • US: UN envoy reiterates inclusive dialogue for Burundi political process
    27 july 2017 06:23:33
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations Special Envoy to Burundi has urged African leaders, in solidarity with the UN, to support an inclusive dialogue between the Government and the opposition in the country where political upheaval has resulted in insecurity since April 2015. Full text...

  • Gambia: Parliament removes Gambian presidential age
    26 july 2017 17:13:16
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian Parliament on Wednesday amended the country's 1997 Constitution removing the presidential age limit of 65 years and fixing the retirement age for Superior Court judges at 75 instead of 65 years. Full text...

  • France: 'Libya's failure to achieve national reconciliation is failure for whole region' - President Macron
    26 july 2017 14:47:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron, has expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the meeting he brokered between the two rival leaders in Libya. Full text...

  • Kenya: Diplomats urge free, peaceful presidential election in Kenya
    26 july 2017 13:50:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Members of the diplomatic corps in Kenya Wednesday called on Kenyans to ensure that the forthcoming General Elections is free, fair and peaceful. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ruling party charges MP over Zuma vote
    26 july 2017 11:17:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Makhosi Khoza, an MP with the ruling African National Congress (ANC), was Wednesday charged by her own party on two counts of ill-discipline relating for her calls for a secret ballot in next month’s vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • France: Rival Libyan leaders reach ceasefire agreement in Paris
    26 july 2017 05:53:49
    Paris, France (PANA) - Rising from their peace meeting in Paris, brokered by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, leaders of the top two rival forces in Libya on Tuesday reached a ceasefire agreement, details of which indicated that only a political solution would lead to peace and that elections would be held "as soon as possible". Full text...

  • Belgium: EU, Egypt adopt partnership priorities
    25 july 2017 17:04:55
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union-Egypt Association Council on Tuesday endorsed the EU-Egypt partnership priorities for 2017-2020, aiming to address common challenges, to promote joint interests and to guarantee long-term stability on both sides of the Mediterranean. Full text...

  • Sudan: Top Sudanese official says Bashir may run for third presidential term
    25 july 2017 16:22:42
    Khartoum, Sudan(PANA) - The Sudanese interim constitution may be amended to allow incumbent President Omar Bashir to run for another presidential term in 2020, according to a local daily. Full text...

  • South Africa: Publisher withdraws tell-all Mandela book
    25 july 2017 09:35:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Leading publisher Penguin Random House has withdrawn a tell-all book about former President Nelson Mandela following a public outcry. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council urges Liberia to plan for safe, credible polls
    25 july 2017 05:50:19
    New York, US (PANA) – With Liberian officials responsible for security in the country, the United Nations Security Council on Monday encouraged the Government to put in place an election security plan for the October polls. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council expresses concern over threats of terrorism in West Africa
    25 july 2017 05:44:23
    New York, US (PANA) – The Security Council on Monday welcomed recent "positive political developments" in some West African countries, but expressed concern over the threat of terrorism in the region. Full text...

  • Kenya: Opposition presidential candidate issues assurance over poll violence
    25 july 2017 05:31:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga appealed to his supporters on Monday not to flee their areas of current residence ahead of the 8 August elections, saying the vote presented a historic moment to bring change. Full text...

  • Gambia: Barrow says government's priority is to fix energy, broken economy, national unity
    24 july 2017 18:07:46
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's immediate priorities are on fixing the continuous energy problem as well as the broken economy, unifying the nation, improving health and agricultural sub-sectors, and ending the country’s isolation, President Adama Barrow said Monday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's former doctor faces major backlash over tell-all book
    24 july 2017 10:59:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former President Nelson Mandela’s grandson‚ Nkosi Mandla Mandela‚ has joined the chorus of condemnation over a new book by South Africa’s former Surgeon-General Dr Vijay Ramlakan who has published a book providing sensitive and confidential medical information. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia returns to the Commonwealth
    24 july 2017 09:57:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia has returned to the Commonwealth of Nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad has announced. Full text...

  • France: Paris seeks breakthrough in Libyan political crisis
    23 july 2017 11:02:03
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President Emanuel Macron has said that his government is prepared to assume a direct role in mediating for a settlement of the Libyan crisis. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC deploys Election Observation Mission to 2017 legislative polls in Senegal
    23 july 2017 07:00:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Following an invitation from the Senegalese Government, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has deployed an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Senegal’s legislative elections, scheduled for 30 July 2017. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta encounters violence on campaign trail in northeastern region
    22 july 2017 19:41:06
    Mandera, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's campaigns in Mandera, northeastern Kenya, turned violent on Saturday, when supporters of rival candidates clashed at a rally attended by the President. Full text...

  • Gambia: 'We're being denied our constitutional rights', Gambia's former ruling party protests
    22 july 2017 12:15:15
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Re-Orientation and Construction (APRC) is protesting what it describes as the denial of its constitutional rights to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 coup that brought former president Yahya Jammeh to power. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU renews mandate of its mission Somalia
    21 july 2017 20:02:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) on Friday decided to renew the mandate of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for 12 months, until 31 July 2018, after noting with “serious concern that that Al-Shabaab terrorist group continues to represent a threat to peace, security and stability in Somalia, to the region and, to the wider international community.” Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council urges South Sudan leaders to seize fresh opportunity for peace
    21 july 2017 19:33:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Members of the United Nations Security Council have urged South Sudanese leaders to seize the opportunity to revitalise the peace process offered by a new plan to bring “estranged” groups together, restore the ceasefire, and fully implement the 2015 peace deal. Full text...

  • Libya: UN Security Council mulls taking over administration in Libya
    21 july 2017 05:54:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A top Libyan politician, Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Hangari, has said that the United States and Russia, in cooperation with other members of the UN Security Council, are discussing a new resolution by the UN Security Council to take over the administration of Libya. Full text...

  • Liberia: President Johnson-Sirleaf reassures ECONEC, ECOWAS on Liberia’s October vote
    20 july 2017 17:43:15
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reassured visiting delegations of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) and the ECOWAS Commission of her government’s unwavering commitment to delivering credible and peaceful elections in the country in October to end her two-term tenure. Full text...

  • Liberia: Liberia's parliament, judiciary, UN affirm support for October elections
    19 july 2017 08:24:41
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The leadership of Liberia’s parliament, judiciary and the United Nations Mission, UNMIL, have restated their support to ensure credible, fair, participatory and peaceful October elections in the country. Full text...

  • Liberia: ECONEC delegation engages Liberia's stakeholders ahead of October vote
    18 july 2017 09:33:33
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - After a successful pre-election Needs Assessment and Solidarity Mission to Sierra Leone, the delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has started consultations with stakeholders in neighbouring Liberia ahead of the country’s crucial October 2017 legislative and presidential elections. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU welcomes new UN Special Representative in Libya
    17 july 2017 18:20:04
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Welcoming the appointment of Ghassan Salamé as new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, the European Union on Monday reaffirmed its full commitment to an inclusive inter-Libyan political process Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition charge German software giant over fresh Zuma scandal
    17 july 2017 15:03:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday called for German software giant SAP to be held legally liable for its alleged dealings with the Gupta family which has close ties to President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • South Africa: Another blow for Zuma as South African Communist Party snubs ANC
    15 july 2017 15:42:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Saturday effectively split from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) by announcing that it would contest the 2019 national elections on its own. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: ECONEC lauded for supporting consolidation of democracy in Sierra Leone
    15 july 2017 09:36:19
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) governing board’s delegation has concluded its Needs Assessment and Solidarity mission to Sierra Leone with a pat on the back from the country’s authorities, non-state actors and donor agencies, for boosting confidence in and supporting efforts to make the March 2018 elections in the country credible and peaceful. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan poll preparations advance despite contest over ballot paper printing
    14 july 2017 17:26:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Preparations for Kenya's general election are at an advanced stage despite an ongoing tussle over the printing of the presidential ballot papers. Full text...

  • Gambia: Jammeh party denied permit to celebrate 1994 coup
    14 july 2017 09:57:58
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The government of The Gambia has refused to issue a permit to the former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) of ex-President Yahya Jammeh to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the 22 July 1994 coup that brought the ousted dictator to power. Full text...

  • Gambia: Five-member commission to probe ex-president Jammeh named
    14 july 2017 08:48:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A five-member commission of enquiry to probe ex-Gambian president Yahya Jammeh’s assets and abuse of office was officially named on Thursday at State House. Full text...

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