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  • Senegal: MFWA says authorities slam 6-month suspension on journalist in Cote d'Ivoire
    21 july 2015 13:44:38
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has disclosed that authorities in Cote d'Ivoire have suspended and withdrawn the licence of Guillaume Gbato, a journalist with the Notre Voie newspaper. Full text...

  • Kenya: 'DHL, SOS Children's Villages benefit over 3,500 youths from half a decade of partnership'
    21 july 2015 11:55:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group), the world's leading logistics company, together with non-governmental organization SOS Children's Villages, have celebrated half a decade of a successful partnership that has helped to improve the employment prospects of disadvantaged young people from SOS Children's villages across 11 countries in Africa. Full text...

  • UN: UN Mission in CAR condemns surge in armed attacks
    20 july 2015 21:57:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday condemned a recent series of armed attacks perpetrated by rebel elements. Full text...

  • UN: UN rights chief hails trial of Chad’s former leader Habre
    20 july 2015 15:59:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN human rights chief Zeid Al-Hussein on Monday said the trial of Chad's former leader Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity is a "milestone for justice in Africa". Full text...

  • South Africa: Surfing community shocked as shark attacks athlete
    20 july 2015 14:23:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The World Surf League on Monday saluted Australian surfing champion Mick Fanning after he survived an attack by an enormous Great White shark during a top South African surfing competition. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 Italians abducted in Libya
    20 july 2015 10:16:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Four Italian nationals working for a construction company have been abducted in Libya, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN marks Mandela Day, calls for promotion of community service
    19 july 2015 13:37:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The 70th anniversary of the UN establishment provides the perfect Full text...

  • Senegal: Habre trial opens Monday
    19 july 2015 11:28:14
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The opening of the trial against former Chadian President Hissene Habré in Senegal on Monday will put an end to 25 years of impunity and give hope to the tens of thousands of victims of human rights violations and crimes under international law committed under his watch, Amnesty International has said ahead of the trial. Full text...

  • Nigeria. Incriminating evidence found in ex-NSA's residence - Secret police
    19 july 2015 10:47:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Incriminating evidence that could link Nigeria's immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, with alleged treasonable felony has been found in his residence after a raid, according to the country's secret police. Full text...

  • US: NGO urges nations to cooperate with ICC on arrest of war crimes suspects
    18 july 2015 19:24:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Governments committed to ending impunity for the world’s worst crimes must reaffirm their obligation to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest individuals wanted by the Court, an NGO, the Coalition for the ICC, said. Full text...

  • US: Amnesty Int'l stresses justice for victims of former Chadian regime
    18 july 2015 17:59:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The opening of the trial of former Chadian President, Hissene Habre, in Dakar, Senegal, on Monday will put an end to 25 years of impunity and give hope to the tens Full text...

  • South Africa: Scores injured in Johannesburg train crash
    18 july 2015 07:37:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A commuter train collision in Johannesburg on Friday night has left at least 326 people injured, according to Emergency services spokesperson Nana Radebe, who said. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns latest terrorist attacks in northeast Nigeria
    17 july 2015 21:53:56
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon on Friday condemned the terrorist attacks that killed over 60 people in the towns of Gombe and Damaturu, in northeast Nigeria over the last two days. Full text...

  • US: US Commission tasks Obama, Buhari on rising violence in Nigeria
    17 july 2015 21:50:57
    New York,US (PANA) - The 20 July meeting in Washington DC between US President Barack Obama and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari offers both nations the opportunity to re-invigorate their commitment to, and develop initiatives that would, help curb the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy envoy says South Sudanese people want peace
    17 july 2015 20:07:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The outlook for South Sudan is not completely bleak, the UN deputy envoy for South Sudan, Moustapha Soumare, has said noting that travelling throughout the country, he has repeatedly heard the phrase: "We want peace now." Full text...

  • US: American govt condemns bombings in northern Nigeria
    17 july 2015 19:36:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Friday offered deepest sympathy and Full text...

  • Zambia: Women groups in Zambia condemn President Lungu’s pardon to sex offender
    17 july 2015 16:52:33
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – A group of civil society organisations in Zambia on Friday said it was disappointed by President Edgar Lungu’s decision to pardon a local musician who was convicted of defiling a minor. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Deadly ethnic clashes in South Darfur draw concern of UNAMID
    17 july 2015 16:26:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The African Union–United Nations Mission in Darfur on Friday expressed deep concern over reports of escalating tensions and confrontations between the Reizegat and the Habaniya ethnic communities in South Darfur. Full text...

  • Zambia: Post Newspaper managing editor, reporter granted bail
    17 july 2015 16:01:07
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Lusaka Magistrate court has released Post Newspaper Proprietor Fred Mmembe and his journalist Mukosha Funga who were detained Thursday after being arrested and charged for publication of classified information. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ demands release of 2 journalists in Zambia
    17 july 2015 15:58:23
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the arrest of Journalists Fred M'membe and Mukosha Funga in Zambia, saying the duo should be released immediately. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari appoints new Commander for Civil Defence Corp
    17 july 2015 12:43:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Friday appointed Mr. Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu as the new Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Full text...

  • (UPDATE 2) Nigeria: Army revises downwards casualty figures from suicide blasts
    17 july 2015 11:40:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Army has revised downwards the casualty figures from Friday's suicide bombings in Damaturu, North-east Yobe state, saying only 9 people died, as against 50 that it announced earlier. Full text...

  • Nigeria: At Eid-el-Fitr, Pres. Buhari harps on lessons of Ramadan
    17 july 2015 11:29:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - As Nigeria celebrates Eid-el-Fitr Friday to mark the end of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan, President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined his compatriots to imbibe the lessons of self-denial and sacrifice for the benefit of the nation. Full text...

  • Libya: Over 36,000 illegal migrants arrested in Libya in 6 months
    17 july 2015 10:05:53
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - Some 36,780 illegal immigrants of different nationalities were arrested in the first half of 2015 in the Libyan eastern city of Tobruk, the Director of Office for Immigration and patrols in the desert, Col. Mansour Said Al-Ravadi, said. Full text...

  • (UPDATE) Nigeria: 50 die in blast at Muslim praying ground
    17 july 2015 09:57:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 50 people were killed on Friday when two female suicide bombers attacked a praying ground in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's North-east Yobe state, as Muslims gathered there to mark Eid-el-Fitr, the end of the Muslim's month-long fasting, Army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Explosion rocks Muslim praying ground at Eid-el-Fitr
    17 july 2015 09:36:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An explosion rocked a praying ground in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's North-east Yobe State, Friday as Muslims converged there for prayers marking Eid-el-Fitr, the end of the Muslim's month-long fasting. Full text...

  • Libya: 5 killed, 24 injured in southern Libya violence
    16 july 2015 21:44:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Several families belonging to the Touareg and Toubou tribes in the district of al-Taiouri, in the city of Sebha, 800 km south of the capital, Tripoli, have fled their homes after clashes between members of the two tribes claimed the lives for five and injured 24 others, witnesses said on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: 'Full-fledged UN mission in Somalia would be high-risk undertaking'
    16 july 2015 21:35:11
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Edmond Mulet, says a UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia would be a "high-risk undertaking", considering the threats posed by Al-Shabaab militants despite advances made by the African Union Mission in the country (AMISOM). Full text...

  • Guinea: Guinea Muslim to celebrate Eid El Fitr on Friday
    16 july 2015 21:25:55
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Eid El Fitr, or the Ramadan feast, marking the end of the Muslim fasting, will be celebrated on Friday in Guinea, the Secretariat for Religious Affairs said on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: UNAMID concerned over deadly tribal clashes in South Darfur
    16 july 2015 20:54:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Thursday expressed deep concern over reports of escalating tensions and confrontations between the Reizegat and the Habaniya tribes in Al Sunta, about 150 km south-east of Nyala in South Darfur. Full text...

  • UN: Somalia diplomat stresses need to develop police service
    16 july 2015 20:31:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The charge d'affaires of the Permanent Mission of Somalia to the UN, Mr. Awale Ali Kullane, on Thursday in New York said it was time for the government to step-up the work to develop its police sector to facilitate security duties. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN officials hail outcome of financing conference as first milestone of 2015
    16 july 2015 18:16:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior United Nations officials Thursday hailed the outcome of the financing for development conference in Addis Ababa as the first milestone in a critical year in which major decisions are also expected on the future sustainable development agenda and on climate change. Full text...

  • Senegal: Oxfam says rich countries provide poor outcome at UN Financing for Development Conference
    16 july 2015 17:41:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Unresolved rigged tax rules and privatized development are the major drawbacks of the UN Financing for Development Conference outcome, international agency Oxfam said Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Ally of Kenyan Varsity attack mastermind killed in drone strike
    16 july 2015 15:30:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s Interior Ministry said 51 Al Shabaab militants were killed in a major drone offensive in Somalia’s Gedo region but a key suspect in the Garissa University killings, Mohamed Kuno, alias Gamadhere, was not amongst the four senior Al Shabaab commanders killed. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says Kenya falls short on promises for press freedom
    16 july 2015 15:26:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday released a special report on Kenya, saying the country has fallen short on promises of press freedom. Full text...

  • UN: UN experts task UN Security Council on mounting violence in Burundi
    16 july 2015 14:12:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The escalating pattern of politically-motivated violence in Burundi demands a response from the UN Security Council before the hostilities can evolve into wholesale atrocities, a group of the UN experts warned on Thursday. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu substitutes death sentences
    16 july 2015 13:39:53
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu, has commuted the death sentences to life imprisonment for all the 332 inmates at the country’s Maximum Prison, Mukobeko, in Kabwe, central Zambia. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambian police arrest Post newspaper boss
    16 july 2015 13:24:08
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Police in Lusaka on Thursday arrested and charged Post Newspaper proprietor Fred Mmembe and his reporter, Funga Mukosha, for publication of classified information under the State Security Act. Full text...

  • Libya: 2,700 migrants rescued off Libyan coast
    16 july 2015 11:26:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Italian navy on Wednesday rescued about 2,700 migrants on board of 13 boats near the Libyan coast, Libyan media reported on Thursday, quoting Italian sources. Full text...

  • Kenya: Italian PM offers electrifying lecture on terrorism
    15 july 2015 21:20:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi electrified the lecture halls at the University of Nairobi on Wednesday with a lecture on terrorism and how the world could unite to fight its spread. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan soldier, 7 Al Shabaab terrorists killed in AMISOM convoy attack
    15 july 2015 19:22:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan soldier and seven Al Shabaab fighters were killed Wednesday when the militants attacked an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) convoy on routine patrol in Somalia’s Gedo region in the latest flare-up of fighting, a military spokesperson said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ban says successful outcome at UN financing conference vital for future development agenda
    15 july 2015 16:56:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A successful outcome at the ongoing United Nations financing conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is vital for the future sustainable development agenda and could shape international cooperation for years to come, as negotiations on the draft text entered its final stages, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: First UN World Youth Skills Day emphasizes importance of empowering young people
    15 july 2015 16:24:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, UN officials Wednesday declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make. Full text...

  • Rwanda: 5 family members asphyxiated to death in Rwandan mine
    15 july 2015 15:24:04
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least five people from the same family were killed of asphyxia inside a wolfram mine in Burera, a district located about 100 Kilometres from Kigali, in Northern Rwanda, a senior local administrative official in the region said on Wednesday Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'Monkey trade hurting tourism in Mauritius'
    15 july 2015 11:40:58
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius' monkey trade is having a negative effect on the Island's tourism sector, according to a recent survey. Full text...

  • Gambia: Detained journo freed
    15 july 2015 08:36:21
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Mr. Alagie Sisay, Managing Director of the Taranga FM radio station in The Gambia, has been released from detention by the state, Gambia Press Union (GPU) Secretary General Saikou Jammeh confirmed to PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Tutu hospitalised with "persistent infection"
    15 july 2015 08:23:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 83, has been hospitalized in Cape Town, South Africa, for a “persistent infection”, his foundation said in a statement obtained by PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN negotiations in Addis Ababa on financing framework to advance global development
    14 july 2015 21:45:27
    New York, US (PANA) The UN on Tuesday said negotiations on a comprehensive financing framework for sustainable development are going on in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where UN member states have gathered for a UN conference aimed at securing the resources necessary for the well-being of all people and the health of the planet. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Call for inclusive sustainable industrialization dominates development financing conference
    14 july 2015 19:52:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The global community needs to move in a balanced and integrated manner to achieve inclusive sustainable industrial development, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Govt. releases 60 million CFA for youth self-employment
    14 july 2015 12:53:55
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – To eradicate youth unemployment and under-employment as well as support the vulnerable groups, the interim government in Burkina Faso Tuesday gave out 65 million CFA Franc to 90 youth participating in a series of entrepreneurship training, official sources told PANA. Full text...

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