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  • Rwanda: China proposes strategy to resolve Burundian crisis
    24 november 2015 14:31:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – China has proposed a number of strategies aimed at resolving Burundi's political challenges, China’s Special representative for African affairs, Zhong Jianhua, indicated Tuesday at the end of talks in Addis Ababa with the African Union Commission chair, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana vice president flies to Bamako to console Mali on hotel attack
    24 november 2015 12:04:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday flew to Bamako, Mali, to express the condolences of the Government and people of Ghana to Malians following the bloody terrorist attack on a hotel in the Malian capital last week, according to an official statement issued by the presidency in Accra. Full text...

  • Algeria: Libyan PM praises Algeria’s role in resolution of Libyan crisis
    24 november 2015 10:57:54
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – The designated Prime Minister of the Libyan national unity government, Fayez al-Sarraj, has praised Algeria for its role in UN mediation efforts for a peaceful political solution to the Libyan crisis. Full text...

  • Somalia: UN Secretary-General appoints new Special Representative for Somalia
    23 november 2015 18:10:05
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced the appointment of Michael Keating of the United Kingdom as his new Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). Full text...

  • Belgium: ACP Council of Ministers begins meeting on Monday
    23 november 2015 11:57:14
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The 102nd session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States convenes from Monday, bringing together officials from 79 ACP countries to take decisions on key development issues, as well as institutional matters involving the future of the organisation. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritania mourns Bamako hotel attack victims
    23 november 2015 11:22:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritania is observing three days of national mourning for victims of last week's bloody terrorist attack on a Bamako hotel. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama wins ruling party's nod as candidate for 2016 election
    23 november 2015 00:07:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama on Sunday night won an overwhelming endorsement by his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) as the candidate for the November 2016 election and rallied supporters for a resounding victory for the party. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Candidate on the cusp of election victory dies
    22 november 2015 19:24:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria ruling party's governorship candidate for central Kogi State, Abubakar Audu, has died suddenly, a day after an election he was believed to be on the verge of winning, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Nigeria: State election declared inconclusive
    22 november 2015 16:59:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Saturday's governorship election in the central state of Kogi inconclusive. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari to attend forum of gas exporting countries in Tehran
    22 november 2015 16:25:39
    Abuja, NIgeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja Sunday for Tehran where he will participate in the 3rd Gas Exporting Countries' Forum (GECF) opening in the Iranian capital on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari condoles Obama, Putin XI, others on death of nationals in Mali hotel attack
    21 november 2015 14:24:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government of Mali and some world leaders whose country's nationals were killed in Friday’s dastardly terrorist attack on a hotel in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Libya: New UN envoy visits Parliament, to relaunch inter-Libyan talks
    21 november 2015 14:09:17
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The new UN envoy for Libya, German Martin Kobler, on Saturday began a visit to the Libyan Parliament based in Tobruk, Eastern Libya, to discuss the resumption of the inter-Libyan talks. Full text...

  • Ghana: Former Namibia president Pohamba accepts Mo Ibrahim Prize
    21 november 2015 10:45:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Former Namibia president Hifikepunye Pohamba on Friday accepted the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership at a special ceremony in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Two terrorist groups claim responsible for attack on Bamako hotel
    20 november 2015 18:57:10
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Two Islamist terrorist groups, Al Mourabitune and Al Qaïda, operating in the Sahelo-Saharan area, have in a phone call to 'Al Akbar' private newspaper of Mauritania claimed responsibility for the hostage taking and attack on Blu Radisson Hotel in Bamako on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA Law Society concerned over tensions in Lesotho
    20 november 2015 16:11:45
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) on Friday expressed its solidarity with its colleagues in Lesotho as well as concern at reports of threats being experienced by lawyers and judges involved in matters relating to Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) soldiers who allegedly mutinied earlier this year. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Magufuli inaugurates Tanzania's 11th Parliament
    20 november 2015 15:46:53
    Dodoma, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli late Friday inaugurated the country's 11th Parliament pledging to form a government that will work for the development of all people to lead the life of a middle-income nation. Full text...

  • Libya: EU to cooperate with new UN Envoy to resolve Libya crisis
    20 november 2015 14:54:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (EU), Ms Federica Mogherini, has expressed her willingness to work closely with the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Libya, Martin Kobler, to find a solution to the Libyan crisis, based on previous rounds of dialogue. Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League set to cooperate with new UN rep for Libya
    19 november 2015 19:07:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby said Thursday he welcomed the nomination of Martin Kobler as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to succeed Bernardino Leon. Full text...

  • Congo: Germany set to accompany Congo in political reforms
    19 november 2015 18:29:42
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – German Ambassador in Congo, Thomas Strieder, has said his country and the European Union are willing to accompany Congo in its process of political reforms. Full text...

  • South Africa: MPs blocked from questioning President Zuma about luxury jet
    19 november 2015 17:34:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete on Thursday prevented members of the House from questioning President Jacob Zuma about reports that he could receive a new US$380 million 30-seater jet. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Magufuli appoints new Tanzanian premier
    19 november 2015 07:51:33
    Dodoma, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has named Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa, 55, Member of Parliament for Ruangwa constituency in the southern Lindi region, to be Prime Minister of the Union Government of Tanzania. Full text...

  • DR Congo: New MONUSCO chief assumes duties in Kinshasa
    18 november 2015 22:48:04
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The new Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Nigerien Maman Sambo Sidikou, who is also head of the UN Mission for Democratic Republic of Congo stabilization (MONUSCO), has arrived in Kinshasa to assume duties. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu will not be challenged for party president
    17 november 2015 19:08:07
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu will not be challenged for the leadership of his party ahead of the country's general elections scheduled for 2016, according to the legal counsel of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF). Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan Senate approves constitutional reform bill on presidential term
    17 november 2015 14:43:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan Senate on Tuesday passed a draft law proposing amendments to the current Constitution of the country, including changes in the presidential term of office. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius condemns terrorism in all its forms
    17 november 2015 14:22:30
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius unreservedly condemns terrorism in all its forms and remains committed to extend full support to the international community to combat terror, Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth incidated Tuesday here in a statement to Parliament. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius setting new foundations in fight against corruption
    17 november 2015 14:08:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth Tuesday told Parliament that he has failed to understand “why people who have been shouting all the time that corruption is rife and nothing is being done, should challenge us when we are taking the bull by its horns.” Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya, US hold security governance meeting
    17 november 2015 10:05:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Governments of Kenya and the United States of America have held the second high-level steering committee meeting of the White House's Security Governance Initiative (SGI) in Nairobi, the US Embassy in Nairobi said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Algeria: Minister says Algeria ready to face terrorism
    16 november 2015 16:02:04
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – The Algerian Minister for Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the League of Arab States, Abdelkader Messahel has said his country is prepared to fight terrorism, though it is less exposed than its politically unstable neighbours such as Libya and Mali. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Magufuli mourns Paris terror attack victims
    14 november 2015 18:25:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli on Saturday sent a condolence message to French President François Hollande expressing the "great shock and sadness" with which he received the news of Friday's terror attacks against French citizens and football fans in Paris. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan govt. condemns Paris attacks, expresses solidarity with France
    14 november 2015 17:52:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Saturday condemned Friday's terror attacks in Paris, France, which left at least 120 people killed and several others injured, saying the shootings were against all human values, religions and principles. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan FM condoles with France over Paris terrorist attack
    14 november 2015 13:17:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister, Ms. Louise Mushikiwabo on Saturday sent a message of condolences to France following Friday's terror attacks in Paris. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO expresses solidarity with France following attacks in Paris
    14 november 2015 12:41:05
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has condemned the terror attacks perpetrated in Paris on Friday saying they were "unprecedented in the history of France". Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU strongly condemns "despicable terror attacks" in Paris
    14 november 2015 12:28:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma was "shocked and deeply saddened" by the despicable terrorist attacks that took place Friday in the French capital Paris, resulting in the killing of over 100 people and wounding many others, according to a statement issued here Saturday by the Commission. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari condemns terror attacks on Paris
    14 november 2015 12:14:07
    Abuja, NIGERIA (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed ''great shock and profound sadness'' over Friday's ''dastardly and heinous terrorist attacks'' on innocent civilians in Paris. Full text...

  • UN: UN condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris
    14 november 2015 12:10:37
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the “despicable" terrorist attacks carried out Friday in various locations in and around Paris, and Mr. Ban has demanded the immediate release of the numerous individuals reportedly being held hostage in the Bataclan theatre. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya joins international efforts to fight terror after Paris attack
    14 november 2015 12:00:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -The Kenyan government has pledged to join the international fight against terrorism after a deadly terror strike which has killed as many as 150 in the French capital, Paris. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria reaches out to France after deadly attacks
    14 november 2015 09:56:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government has expressed its condolences to France after Friday night’s horrific terror attacks in that country. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'Mauritius to examine AU’s recommendations on elections'
    13 november 2015 12:11:15
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has said that the government will examine the recommendations made by the African Union Observer Mission on the National Assembly Elections held on 10 December 2014. Full text...

  • Ghana: Rawlings calls for urgent deployment of AU troops to Burundi
    13 november 2015 06:26:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's former president J.J. Rawlings has requested for an urgent deployment of African Union (AU) troops to Burundi to prevent, contain and possibly arrest those who are committing extra-judicial killings in the Central African country. Full text...

  • Kenya: EU states threaten targeted sanctions against corrupt Kenyan officials
    12 november 2015 17:03:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - European Union (EU) states, the U.S. and Japan have threatened to impose travel sanctions and other targeted measures against state officials suspected of corruption in Kenya. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Full list of Nigeria's Ministers, portfolios
    11 november 2015 13:29:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The following are the names and portfolios of the 36 Ministers who were inaugurated on Wednesday by President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital city of Abuja: Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ruling party spokesman, Lai Mohammed, is Information Minister
    11 november 2015 13:03:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The National Publicity Secretary of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has been named the country's new Information Minister. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: President Buhari inaugurates cabinet
    11 november 2015 12:21:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated his 36-member cabinet, more than five months after he was elected into office on 29 May 2015. Full text...

  • Nigeria: New Permanent Secretary appointed
    10 november 2015 21:49:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of Wednesday's inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed 18 new Permanent Secretaries to replace those who were sacked earlier in the day, the presidency said in a statement. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan journalist detained for reporting graft
    10 november 2015 17:49:03
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  • UN: UN officials say Burundi experiencing 'deep political crisis'
    10 november 2015 15:54:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior UN officials have warned the UN Security Council Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Candidates urged to avoid ethnic, religious speeches during campaign
    10 november 2015 09:25:27
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – A coalition of intellectuals, opinion leaders and activists on Tuesday urged the public and candidates in the 29 November presidential and parliamentary elections not to resort to ethnic and religious speeches during their campaigns. Full text...

  • Senegal: Dakar International Forum addresses Africa's peace, security issues
    09 november 2015 16:24:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Terrorism is not only a security and military challenge in Africa but it also poses economic and social challenges, Malian Minister of Defence Tieman Hubert Coulibaly said here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari to inaugurate new ministers Wednesday
    08 november 2015 12:36:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate his cabinet on Wednesday, over five months after he was sworn into office, the presidency announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says Libya still in doldrums, stresses need for political agreement
    06 november 2015 15:19:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The magnitude of the dangers facing Libya should not be underestimated, outgoing UN envoy in Libya, Bernardino Leon said Friday, noting that despite the passing of the timeline by which the UN had hoped a final political settlement would be endorsed, there is yet to be a final agreement. Full text...

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