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  • Mali’s president gives heartfelt thanks for UN’s help in bringing stability
    27 september 2018 07:02:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, whose West African country has benefitted from a 15,000-strong United Nations Stabilization Force (MINUSMA) to bring peace after Tuareg rebels and militant Islamists devastated its northern and central regions, mounted the General Assembly podium on Wednesday to thank the world Organization for “its immense and multi-dimensional” support. Full text...

  • UN hails Human Rights Declaration as tool for conflict and poverty prevention
    27 september 2018 06:50:31
    New York, US (PANA) - As the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) this year, the United Nations General Assembly dedicated a high-level event on Wednesday, to discussing how respect for human rights in societies can help advance peace and sustainable development. Full text...

  • UN chief celebrates spirit of hope in Mali, calls for greater international support
    27 september 2018 06:36:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Climate change, poverty, violence… As countless challenges hamper the stability and development of Mali and the Sahel region, a high-level event on Wednesday explored progress made in the implementation of the UN Support Plan for the Sahel (UNSS), and galvanized renewed commitment for the Malian peace process initiated in 2015. Full text...

  • On day two of UNGA's annual debate, it’s multilateralism all the way
    27 september 2018 06:25:37
    New York, US (PANA) - From trade to climate change to development and fighting diseases, world leaders mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday to deliver a ringing endorsement of multilateralism, singling out a strengthened UN as the prime tool for improving humanity’s lot. Full text...

  • Central African Republic leader appeals for lifting arms embargo
    27 september 2018 06:18:03
    New York, US (PANA) - Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Central African Republic (CAR) Head of State Faustin Touadera on Wednesday thanked the world body for helping to restore stability in his country, but also called for the complete lifting of the UN Security Council arms embargo affecting its army. Full text...

  • South Africa and UAE sign crucial extradition treaty
    26 september 2018 17:30:15
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In a dramatic development relating to South Africa’s State Capture scandal, Pretoria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday signed treaties on extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Full text...

  • Shun unilateral action, embrace multilateralism, Namibian President urges at UN Assembly
    26 september 2018 16:20:09
    New York, US (PANA) - Warning that the world seems to be drifting away from dialogue and towards unilateral action – at great peril to very fundamental tenets of democracy – the President of Namibia has called on world leaders, gathered at the United Nations General Assembly, to embrace multilateralism. Full text...

  • UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people
    26 september 2018 07:27:46
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday joined world leaders in calling for greater investment in jobs for young people in Africa, calling them the continent’s “greatest asset”. Full text...

  • Nigerian President calls for global action on climate change, Lake Chad crisis
    26 september 2018 07:21:44
    New York, US (PANA) - A variety of “festering” causes and effects surround crises around the world, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, said on Tuesday, speaking on the first day of the high-level portion of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate. Full text...

  • No country can solve its challenges ‘in isolation,’ Gambia President tells UN Assembly
    26 september 2018 07:11:39
    New York, US (PANA) - Amid complex global multilateral challenges, Adama Barrow, President of the Gambia, told the United Nations Assembly on Tuesday that “no country can thrive or solve all its challenges in isolation”. Full text...

  • Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate
    26 september 2018 07:03:42
    New York, US (PANA) - If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on Tuesday on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly's annual general debate, it was the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change, from Secretary-General António Guterres’s opening address warning global Heads of State and Government that “its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across the world”, to individual leaders highlighting their individual vulnerabilities. Full text...

  • ‘Our future rests in solidarity,’ commitment to rules-based order, UN chief tells world leaders
    25 september 2018 19:35:05
    New York, US (PANA) - Facing a world where trust – trust in national institutions, trust among States and trust in the rules-based global order – is at a breaking point, Secretary-General António Guterres set the stage for the 73rd general debate of the United Nations with a call to rebuild solidarity, repair broken trust and reinvigorate the spirit of multilateralism. Full text...

  • Where conflicts arise, hunger increases says FAO chief
    25 september 2018 10:28:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Without peace there will be no food security, and without food security there will be no peace. That was the message of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Director-General José Graziano da Silva for Monday's Nelson Mandela Peace Summit as part of the UN General Assembly in New York. Full text...

  • President Barrow calls for preventive diplomacy at UN and AU levels
    25 september 2018 06:57:08
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has called on the United Nations, the African Union and other regional organizations to promote and invest in preventive diplomacy and participate actively in mediation efforts and conflict resolution. Full text...

  • At UN, countries pledge to be guided by Mandela’s legacy in working for a better world
    25 september 2018 06:41:09
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations General Assembly on Monday honoured Nelson Mandela with a pledge to build a just, peaceful and prosperous world and to revive the values for which the former South African President and anti-apartheid campaigner stood. Full text...

  • Buhari departs Abuja for UN General Assembly in New York
    23 september 2018 13:03:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday departed for New York to participate in the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened 18 September 2018. Full text...

  • President Kiir asks opposition to pick reps for South Sudan’s pre-transitional body
    23 september 2018 11:41:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Saturday formally requested opposition groups to nominate their members for a National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) in line with the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement in the war-ravaged country. Full text...

  • South Sudanese leaders in Khartoum to celebrate peace agreement
    22 september 2018 10:47:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan has underlined his country's support for South Sudan until the leaders in that country achieve a comprehensive peace and stability, stressing that Khartoum has no intentions to interfere in South Sudan domestic affairs. Full text...

  • ‘Faith and inspiration’ of late Kofi Annan needed now more than ever – UN chief Guterres
    22 september 2018 05:02:23
    New York, US (PANA) - At the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday led tributes to former UN chief Kofi Annan, who died on 18 August at the age of 80. Full text...

  • AfDB, South African Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire honour Nelson Mandela
    21 september 2018 13:38:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Institute (ECAD), a knowledge-promotion and capacity-development department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Embassy of South Africa in Cote d’Ivoire have successfully hosted the Nelson Mandela Centenary Public Lecture, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • Report calls for UN probe into apartheid atrocities
    21 september 2018 07:48:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A damning new report has called for apartheid-era crimes to be investigated by the United Nations. Full text...

  • Nigerian Governor lauds ECOWAS' initiative for conflict-free vote in 2019
    19 september 2018 09:09:32
    Jos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Governor of Nigeria’s Central State of Plateau, Simon Bako Lalong, has commended the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), for the proactive engagement of political stakeholders on the use of dialogue and mediation as tools for preventing and mitigating election-related disputes and conflicts ahead of the county’s crucial 2019 general elections. Full text...

  • Eritrea peace deal prompts hope of internal reforms, to improve fundamental human rights
    19 september 2018 04:50:44
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has raised hopes that improving human rights will be front and centre on Eritrea’s path forward, according to a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN South Sudan envoy calls for the end of the civil war
    19 september 2018 04:43:08
    New York, US (PANA) - Warring parties in South Sudan must demonstrate their willingness to a peaceful end to their conflict by “making their guns fall silent. Immediately and everywhere,” said Nicholas Haysom, outgoing UN Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia, Eritrea declare end of war, turn to comprehensive economic ties
    18 september 2018 18:12:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki have signed an agreement, effectively ending the two-decade long war between the two neighbours and signalled the start of a comprehensive economic and political cooperation. Full text...

  • UN chief welcomes meeting between leaders of Djibouti and Eritrea
    18 september 2018 16:44:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the meeting between the Presidents of Djibouti and Eritrea, held on Monday in Saudi Arabia, as “yet another step in the consolidation of recent peace and security gains in the Horn of Africa region”. Full text...

  • UNHCR calls on South Sudan parties to deliver lasting peace
    18 september 2018 11:37:58
    Addis Ababa (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement on 13 September in Addis Ababa between the South Sudan warring parties, describing it as a crucial milestone towards permanent ceasefire and lasting peace for millions of war beleaguered South Sudanese. Full text...

  • Five people shot dead during demonstrations against ethnic killings in Ethiopia
    18 september 2018 06:46:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Five people demonstrating against violent killings in an Addis Ababa neighbourhood in the Ethiopian capital were shot dead on Monday, a police commander said. Full text...

  • ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia, Eritrea sign historic peace accord
    17 september 2018 01:31:56
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - There is a powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres on Sunday, in Saudi Arabia to witness the signing of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ending decades of simmering conflict. Full text...

  • ECOWAS engages Nigerian political actors, civil society on conflict-free polls in 2019
    16 september 2018 20:49:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of Nigeria’s crucial general elections in 2019, the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in collaboration with the Abuja-based Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), has lined up workshops for political actors, peace agents and infrastructures for peace platforms across four of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones, on the use of dialogue and mediation as tools for preventing and mitigating election-related disputes and conflicts. Full text...

  • New Sudanese cabinet sworn in; Finance minister declines to assume his post
    16 september 2018 11:39:14
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The new Sudanese cabinet was sworn-in late Saturday before President Omar Bashir and Chief Justice, Haider Ahmed Dafa'alla, the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) and the official Radio Omdurman reported early Sunday morning. Full text...

  • Barrow drops Gambia’s civil service chief
    15 september 2018 08:46:47
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow has dropped Mr. Habib Drammeh as Secretary General and Head of Gambia’s Civil Service. Full text...

  • Democracy ‘showing greater strain’ than at any time in decades, UN chief
    15 september 2018 06:10:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Tackling economic and political inequality is at the root of strengthening democratic institutions at a time when they are under huge strain, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday, marking the official International Day of Democracy. Full text...

  • President Bashir reshuffles cabinet
    14 september 2018 09:35:38
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir has made a major cabinet reshuffle which observers believe is seeking to quell boiling public anger brought about by rising inflation and economic hardship and to prepare for the 2020 elections at which he is running for a new term. Full text...

  • Security Council extends mandates of UN peace operations in Libya, Colombia
    14 september 2018 06:40:02
    New York, US (PANA) - By unanimous agreement on Thursday, the Security Council extended the mandates of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Organization’s Verification Mission in Colombia. Full text...

  • Somalia’s destiny lies in the hands of the people, highlights outgoing UN envoy
    14 september 2018 06:36:52
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite remarkable achievements in Somalia in the recent past, structural challenges remain and continue to undermine the country’s security and political stability, the United Nations envoy for the country has warned. Full text...

  • Landmark South Sudan deal offers hope, but trust ‘still lacking’ between parties – UN envoy
    14 september 2018 06:28:01
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Rebuilding trust and overcoming suspicion will be key to ensure the success of Thursday’s landmark peace agreement between the South Sudanese Government and main political opposition, the top United Nations official in the country has said. Full text...

  • Africa, a Continent in mourning - (AfDB's perfect tribute to Kofi Annan)
    13 september 2018 14:34:26
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As the world bids farewell to global statesman and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, the African Development Bank (AfDB) joins a continent in mourning in paying tribute to this extraordinary son of Africa. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan laid to rest with full military honours
    13 september 2018 14:14:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, was given a state burial on Thursday with full military honours after a funeral service at the Accra International Conference Centre. Full text...

  • Public pays last respects to Kofi Annan for second day
    12 september 2018 11:28:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Dignitaries are on Wednesday paying their last respects to the late former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan whose mortal remains are lying in a casket draped in the Ghanaian colours at the Accra International Conference Centre. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan's body lies in state as three days of national mourning begins
    11 september 2018 11:10:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The body of the former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, is lying in state at the Accra International Conference Centre as the general public files past to pay their last respects. Full text...

  • Body of Kofi Annan flown back home for state funeral
    10 september 2018 18:47:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The remains of former Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan, arrived back home in Ghana on Monday evening, accompanied by his wife, Nane, children and grandchildren for a state funeral on Thursday. Full text...

  • European Union to bolster cooperation with Morocco on migration and security
    09 september 2018 08:58:31
    Athens, Greece (PANA) - The European Union has reemphasized the importance of cooperation with Morocco in the field of migration and security. Full text...

  • UN chief welcomes Djibouti agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia
    09 september 2018 07:33:05
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Thursday's meeting in Djibouti of the foreign ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia with the Djiboutian head of diplomacy. Full text...

  • UN Secretary-General reaffirms support for Madagascar's electoral process
    09 september 2018 07:29:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has welcomed the appointment on 7 September of Rivo Rakotovao, President of the Madagascar Senate, as acting president of the country. Full text...

  • AUC Chair commends retired president for respecting Malagasy constitution
    08 september 2018 12:48:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairman of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has noted with satisfaction the resignation of the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina, in accordance with the Malagasy Constitution, and the appointment, on 7 September, 2018, of Senate President, Rivo Rakotovao, as Acting President of Madagascar. Full text...

  • 'AUC Chief happy with recent positive developments in the Horn of Africa'
    08 september 2018 12:36:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, says he is encouraged by the recent positive developments in the Horn of Africa, in particular the improvement of relations between countries of the region. Full text...

  • Peace must be built ‘block after block’ - UN General Assembly President
    06 september 2018 05:33:52
    New York, US (PA NA) - Under the theme of charting “A Credible Pathway to Sustaining Peace,” Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd General Assembly, convened this year’s one-day High-level Forum for Member States and others on Wednesday, to further promote a global culture of peace. Full text...

  • Libya has ‘lurched from one emergency to another,’ high-level UN official says
    06 september 2018 05:09:21
    New York, US (PANA) - The status quo in Libya is “untenable,” Ghassan Salamé, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) told the Security Council on Wednesday. Full text...

  • China backs AU goal to silence guns in Africa by 2020
    05 september 2018 18:31:25
    Beijing, PR China (PANA) – President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on Wednesday reaffirmed his country’s support for the African Union’s goal of silencing the guns by 2020, as well as the integration of the continent. Full text...

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