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  • Nigeria's President calls for peace as Prophet Mohammed's birth is commemorated
    24 january 2013 15:21:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has urged his compatriots to continue to pray for peace in all parts of the country, as they celebrate Eid-El-Maulud which commemorates the birth of Prophet Mohammed. Full text...

  • China to build US$10m technical school in Burundi
    21 january 2013 13:52:08
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - China will build a technical school estimated at 60 million yuan (US$10 million) in Burundi in an effort to assist the African country to training its population and solve unemployment problems. Full text...

  • Ivorian prosecutor reveals causes of New Year tragedy
    06 january 2013 13:30:45
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian public prosecutor Simplice Koffi Kouadio has revealed that the New Year Eve's tragedy that resulted in 63 deaths, with 40 inuured in the commercial city of Abidjan were caused by inadequate presence of security agents, among others. Full text...

  • Health workers end strike in Burundi
    24 december 2012 15:37:26
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Normal health services resumed at Burundi's public health institutions Monday after nurses and paramedics ended a three-week strike to press for higher wages and better work conditions, PANA reported Full text...

  • Benghazi violence: Parliament Chief warns against subversion
    23 december 2012 11:39:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The President of Libya's General National Congress, the country’s highest legislative authority, Dr. Mohamed Al-Megreyef, Saturday deplored Thursday's violence in Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, stating that "these acts are not acceptable and do not reflect the status of Benghazi as the 'city of resistance'.'' Full text...

  • Burundi police disperse striking nurses, paramedics
    21 december 2012 15:47:10
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Several members of the Burundi National Trade Union of Nurses and Paramedics (SYNAPA) were arrested Thursday when police officers tried to force the striking workers back to work, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Soyinka, wins 2012 Awolowo leadership award
    19 december 2012 18:56:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Africa’s first Nobel laureate in Literature, Professor Wole Soyinka, was on Wednesday named winner of the maiden award of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo prize for leadership for 2012. Full text...

  • Strike by nurses in Burundi enters 3rd week
    18 december 2012 14:29:32
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The strike embarked upon by the umbrella National Union of Nurses and Paramedical Personnel in Burundi (SYNAPA) has entered its third week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Fashola lights up tallest Christmas tree in West Africa
    07 december 2012 15:33:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In the spirit of the Christmas celebrations, the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, Thursday lit-up a giant Christmas Tree at the Heritage Garden, Oshodi, a suburb of Nigeria's commercial nerve centre, Lagos, PANA reported here Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian workers hail President Aziz’s decision to increase wages
    04 december 2012 16:16:04
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Union of Mauritanian Workers (UTM), one of the country’s largest unions, has welcomed the decision of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to increase salaries of government workers. Full text...

  • Magazine names 100 most influential Africans
    30 november 2012 14:11:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The New African magazine, a pan-African current affairs magazine, has unveiled its annual list of 100 Most Influential Africans for 2012, featuring Nigerian State governor, Babatunde Fashola, Musician D'Banj (real name Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo), and South African paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, on the list. Full text...

  • Nigeria govt says won't sack workers
    30 november 2012 08:27:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has said it will not sack any of its workers, following a call by Governor Lamido Sanusi Lamido of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that 50% of public servants should be fired to free resources for the nation's development. Full text...

  • 5th Dialogue Forum on Education opens in Namibia
    29 november 2012 10:19:40
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - The 5th International Policy Dialogue Forum by the International Task Force on Teachers for Education opened in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, Wednesday with over 250 participants, including policy makers and other representatives from African governments, teacher unions, UN and other development agencies. Full text...

  • 1,000 youth to gather in Indonesia for global forum
    24 november 2012 15:17:04
    New York, US (PANA) - About 1,000 youth leaders, government and civil society representatives from almost every country in the world will gather on 4-6 December, 2012, in Bali, Indonesia, for the International Conference on Population and Development Programme Full text...

  • Banjul court acquits two women rights activists
    12 november 2012 22:36:34
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A Banjul court on Monday acquitted and discharged two women rights activists charged with stealing 30,000 euro belonging to a non-governmental organisation. Full text...

  • Theme of World Toilet Day 2012: I give a shit, do you?
    09 november 2012 12:18:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The theme of the 2012 World Toilet Day, to be observed 19 Nov., is "I give a shit, do you?", according to organisers Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the World Toilet Organisation (WTO). Full text...

  • Death toll in collapsed Ghana building climbs to 9
    08 november 2012 12:18:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The death toll in the collapsed shopping centre in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, has climbed to nine, a senior military officer said Thursday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS seeks comprehensive action plan for regional infrastructure development
    08 november 2012 09:40:58
    Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - ECOWAS has called on member states and other stakeholders to evolve a comprehensive and concerted Action Plan to advance the development of infrastructure programme and projects in the region. Full text...

  • SA concert tragedy: Band condoles with dead fan's family
    08 november 2012 08:15:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Top US rock band Linkin Park has expressed its "condolences" to the family of a fan who was killed on Wednesday night when a branding tower collapsed in heavy winds outside the Cape Town Stadium where the band held its concert. Full text...

  • Botswana reduces alcohol consumption levels
    08 november 2012 08:10:30
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The introduction of Alcohol Levy in Botswana has reduced the level of alcohol consumed in the country, Assistance Minister of Health Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri has told parliament. Full text...

  • At least one dead, undisclosed number trapped in collapsed building in Accra
    07 november 2012 14:04:11
    Accra , Ghana (PANA) - At least one person is dead while an unknown number is trapped under the rubble of a collapsed five-storey building in Accra that housed a shopping centre, Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Botswana’s vehicle ratio among highest in the world, says President Khama
    05 november 2012 17:10:28
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s motor vehicles figures have doubled on the roads over the past five years, putting immense pressure on the country’s road network, President Ian Khama said here Monday. Full text...

  • Ph.D, Master's degrees holders apply for driver's job in Nigeria
    05 november 2012 10:54:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Highlighting the high unemployment rate in Nigeria, six Doctorate and 704 Master's degrees holders are among the 13,000 people who have applied to work as drivers in the country's largest industrial conglomerate, the Dangote Group. Full text...

  • Anti-corruption workshops held in SA
    30 october 2012 11:22:15
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The International Bar Association (IBA), Organisation for Economic and Cultural Development (OECD) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Monday hosted anti-corruption workshops in Cape Town, South Africa. Full text...

  • African artists to close ADF VIII concert in style
    25 october 2012 08:37:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), a major actor in the 8th African Development Forum (ADF VIII) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has brought Pan-African artists together in an effort to convey to the wider public the theme of the forum, due to round off Thursday. Full text...

  • Free bus ride for Lagos at Muslim festival
    24 october 2012 09:52:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Residents of Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos are to enjoy free bus rides during the Muslim Eid-el-Kabir celebration Friday, according to the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA). Full text...

  • Zanzibar expects Nigerian teachers to staff secondary schools
    24 october 2012 08:17:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Zanzibar is awaiting the arrival of 15 Nigerian science teachers to ease the shortage of academic staff in government-run secondary schools, Education and Vocational Training Minister Ali Juma Shamuhuna, has told the ongoing session of the Isles’ House of Representatives. Full text...

  • SA risks uprising - union
    18 october 2012 12:24:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Rising tension between big business and trade unions in South Africa have triggered a warning from the leader of the country's biggest trade union federation that the country could face an uprising. Full text...

  • Kenya's top Muslim cleric charged over pro-separatist remarks
    18 october 2012 08:01:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's top Muslim cleric and politician Sheikh Mohamed Dhor was charged Thursday with incitement after his weekend remarks calling for the funding of the separatist Mombasa Republican Council (MRC). Full text...

  • African leaders, others to discuss Africa's social diversity
    16 october 2012 11:31:25
    New York, US (PANA) - African leaders, international organisations and civil society representatives Tuesday in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, began a three-day meeting to discuss Africa’s diverse social fabric and how it can serve as an asset for democracy and Full text...

  • SA mine workers threaten murder charges over colleague's death
    08 october 2012 11:37:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Representatives of 12,000 Anglo American Platinum workers who were fired this weekend Monday confirmed they will lay murder charges after a colleague was killed in clashes with police. Full text...

  • UN report says population of over 60-year-old people growing
    01 october 2012 09:38:56
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and HelpAge International, released on Monday to mark the International Day of Older Persons, said the number of older persons is growing faster than any other age group, Full text...

  • 3 Zimbabweans in court over boxing champion's murder
    28 september 2012 11:41:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Three Zimbabweans arrested in connection with the murder of former heavyweight world boxing champion Corrie Sanders will appear in the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Monday, the police confirmed to PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • UN MDG Advocacy Group calls for more efforts to achieve targets
    26 september 2012 20:31:15
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Millennium Development Goals eminent personalities from the private sector, academia, governments and civil society have urged the international community to intensify efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the final three years until their 2015 target date. Full text...

  • Eight South Africans dead in terror attack in Afghanistan
    18 september 2012 12:41:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Eight South Africans were among those killed in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber rammed her car into a minivan travelling to Kabul airport, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation confirmed on Tuesday. Full text...

  • More Liberian refugees in Nigeria opt for repatriation
    17 september 2012 14:23:12
    Oru, Nigeria (PANA) - After staying in Nigeria for close to two decades as refugees, many Liberian citizens have opted to return to their homeland under the voluntary repatriation programme of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • SA mine workers' strike: Army to help restore order
    17 september 2012 11:57:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa is to draft the military to join the police in restoring order at South African mines, after weeks of violence and intimidation involving mine workers and law enforcement agencies. Full text...

  • Asian Football clubs to raise funds for FAO-led projects
    17 september 2012 10:57:56
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The "Asian Football against Hunger" campaign is returning to stadia across the continent for the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC's) Champions League knockout stage matches from 19 September to the final in November. Full text...

  • 40 injured in clashes between pro-govt militia, opposition activists in Togo
    16 september 2012 13:09:39
    Lome, Togo (PANA) – Many people were injured Saturday in Lome in an opposition rally that resulted in clashes between a pro-government militia and opposition activists, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Court quashes Zim premier's wedding
    14 september 2012 19:09:06
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PAAN) - A Zimbabwean court Friday blocked Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's planned weekend wedding to fiancee Elizabeth Macheka, on grounds the Premier was already married to another woman. Full text...

  • Renowned author Ben Okri laments SA's mining tragedy
    13 september 2012 13:00:41
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Renowned Nigerian author Ben Okri on Wednesday night delivered a stirring and poignant speech to commemorate the death of leading anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko 35 years ago. Full text...

  • Zim premier wins wedding case
    13 september 2012 09:05:58
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has won a court case in which a woman had petitioned the High Court to block his planned weekend wedding to another woman. Full text...

  • African leaders to lay wreath at African burial ground in New York
    11 september 2012 12:24:11
    New York, US (PANA) - African Presidents, Heads of Governments, Foreign Ministers, Ambassadors and others from the continent who will attend the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York are to pay homage to their ancestors in Lower Manhattan in New York City, the US-based South African Arts International Ltd said in a statement Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN releases new edition of its annual Yearbook
    06 september 2012 07:54:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Wednesday released the latest version of its annual Yearbook, showcasing the world body’s activities in 2008. Full text...

  • Soweto to host food, wine festival
    05 september 2012 10:37:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The sprawling township of Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg in South Africa will host a major food and wine festival starting Thursday, organisers have announced. Full text...

  • Former Togolese minister being held by police over alleged fraud
    02 september 2012 16:05:14
    Lome, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese prosecutor on Sunday explained that former Interior Minister, Pascal Akoussoulèlou Bodjona, is being held for his alleged involvement in a case of fraud. Full text...

  • IOM Forum Theatre tours rural villages in Ethiopia
    28 august 2012 14:57:36
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Determined to highlight the negative consequences of irregular migration in rural Ethiopia, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said it is working with the local government authorities in Amhara, Oromia and Tigray National Regional States of Ethiopia on a forum theatre, entitled "Mutach" (The Last One). Full text...

  • Families of slain miners to press legal charges against SA police
    21 august 2012 12:51:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The families of the 34 miners who were gunned down when they failed to heed police warnings outside the Marikana Mine in South Africa's North-west province are to press murder charges against the police. Full text...

  • SA mine workers gradually returning to work after massacre
    20 august 2012 10:51:12
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African miners Monday began returning to work after 44 people were killed last week in a violent strike at South Africa’s Lonmin mine, which is the world’s third biggest platinum producer. Full text...

  • Two killed in Tripoli car bombing as Libyans celebrate Eid-El-Fitr
    19 august 2012 11:23:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least two persons were killed when two car bombs rocked the Libyan capital, Tripoli, early Sunday as the nation celebrate Eid-El-Fitr, which marks the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan fasting. Full text...

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