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  • Kenyan Supreme Court hears arguments in new bid to nullify presidential petition
    14 november 2017 17:54:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenya's Supreme Court on Tuesday kicked off a marathon hearing of applications seeking to nullify the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 26 Oct repeat election. Full text...

  • Members of Niger's national electoral commission sworn in
    14 november 2017 12:56:30
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Members of the Nigerien Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were sworn in on Tuesday before the constitutional court. Full text...

  • EU lashes out at Uganda following President Al-Bashir’s visit
    14 november 2017 12:44:29
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union and its Member States on Tuesday said they regretted the visit of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to Uganda, which is a State party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • Regulator wants police charged in Kenya presidential election protest killings
    13 november 2017 19:13:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) on Monday said it had concluded investigations into the alleged killing of two minors and 11 others by police following the disputed 8 August general elections. Full text...

  • South Africa's ANC denies plot to remove Mantashe
    13 november 2017 16:57:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's ruling African National Congress on Monday dismissed allegations that there were moves underway to remove secretary general Gwede Mantashe. Full text...

  • Ugandans learn from Mauritian experience in rule of law
    13 november 2017 13:48:48
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A 15-member delegation from Uganda is presently on a four-day learning tour of Mauritius on the Mauritian experience in law, constitutional democracy and institutional reforms. Full text...

  • Former UNIDO boss elected presidential candidate
    13 november 2017 11:39:30
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Former Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Dr Kandeh Yumkella, has been elected as the presidential candidate for the newly formed National Grand Coalition (NGC). Full text...

  • NEC hearing office grills Liberia's ruling party chairman
    11 november 2017 17:28:39
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The Hearing Office of the National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia on Saturday resumed hearing into the case of the Liberty Party (LP) allegation of fraud and irregularities with the ruling Unity Party (UP) chairman testifying. Full text...

  • AU, ECOWAS, UN concerned about poll delay prospect in Liberia
    10 november 2017 17:17:43
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Three regional and global organizations have expressed concern over the prospects of “a significant delay” in bringing electoral litigations to their closure before Liberia's constitutionally-mandated transition in January 2018. Full text...

  • Kenyan FM appeals for good neighbourliness amid Tanzania trade spat
    08 november 2017 19:20:23
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan foreign minister Amina Mohamed has appealed to the Tanzanian government to consider keeping good relations following the auction of cows and the burning of chicks imported from Kenya into Tanzania. Full text...

  • Liberia's electoral body claims subpoena by plaintiffs 'unrealistic'
    08 november 2017 17:55:27
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Lawyers of the National Elections Commission (NEC) in the hearing of complaints of irregularities and fraud filed by the Liberty Party (LP) and Unity Party (UP) have said parts of the plaintiffs' subpoenas were "unrealistic and intended to delay" the hearing process. Full text...

  • Former South African Intelligence Minister ridicules Zuma
    08 november 2017 12:14:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just a week after investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw released an explosive book detailing the widespread corruption in President Jacob Zuma’s administration, liberation hero Ronnie Kasrils has published a damning book about Zuma’s deeply flawed character. Full text...

  • Former Rwandan PM to head AU observer mission to Equatorial Guinea
    08 november 2017 09:59:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Former Rwandan Prime Minister, Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, will lead a 30-member team of observers to monitor Equatorial Guinea's general elections on 12 November, an authoritative source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • President Sirleaf commends Liberians for their patience in 'this time of uncertainty'
    07 november 2017 20:39:17
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday commended Liberians for their patience, and peaceful demeanor as they go through this time of uncertainty in the country's electoral process, awaiting the historical presidential transition. Full text...

  • Liberia congratulates Kenya's President Kenyatta on re-election
    07 november 2017 19:10:03
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as President of Kenya. Full text...

  • Three Liberian political parties say electoral body has 'lost its credibility'
    07 november 2017 17:04:47
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Three of Liberia’s leading political parties on Tuesday said that the National Elections Commission (NEC) has “lost its credibility” as an impartial umpire in the presidential run-off now halted by a Supreme Court ruling. Full text...

  • Kenyan Governor dies in road crash
    07 november 2017 09:09:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Governor of Nyeri County, Dr Wahome Gakuru, died in a tragic road accident at dawn on Tuesday, while heading to Nairobi for a television talk show, deputy President William Ruto has announced. Full text...

  • President Bashir received Chairperson of AU Commission
    06 november 2017 20:32:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan on Monday received the visiting Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Musa Faki, and told him that Sudan fully supports AU reforms and implementation of the 2063 agenda. Full text...

  • Kenyan activists file new petition against presidential re-run
    06 november 2017 20:24:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A fresh election petition has been filed challenging the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta on the grounds the poll officials who conducted the vote were illegally appointed. Full text...

  • African Union troops launch new military offensive in Somalia
    06 november 2017 20:17:15
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – The African Union force in Somalia (AMISOM) has launched a massive operation to flush out Al-Shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle region and secure main supply routes in the area, a field commander said on Monday. Full text...

  • Violence breaks out in Freetown between 2 political parties
    06 november 2017 19:49:57
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Violence broke out on Monday in the central Freetown between supporters of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) over a radio talk show. Full text...

  • Kenya politician challenges validity of Kenyatta's controversial presidential re-run
    06 november 2017 19:10:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Supreme Court in Kenya has been called again to invalidate the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta on the grounds that the 26 October presidential rerun was held in violation of the constitution. Full text...

  • Mugabe fires 'deceitful' Vice President Mnangagua
    06 november 2017 16:12:45
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagua with immediate effect saying he has been "disloyal", "deceitful" and "unreliable", among other things. Full text...

  • Botswana remains steadfast on global issues - President Khama
    06 november 2017 15:34:29
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - President Ian Khama says Botswana will continue to play a critical and influential role in the promotion of global issues. Full text...

  • Official opposition charges South Africa's President Zuma yet again
    06 november 2017 14:51:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday announced that it is taking President Jacob Zuma to court after he failed to answer a question posed to him in Parliament last week. Full text...

  • LEAD: Liberia Supreme Court stalls presidential election run-off
    06 november 2017 12:48:42
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The Supreme Court of Liberia on Monday granted the Writ of Prohibition filed by the opposition Liberty Party (LP) on the results of the first round of presidential election held 10 October that stalls the run-off scheduled for 7 November. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Liberia Supreme Court stalls presidential election run-off
    06 november 2017 12:22:09
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The Supreme Court of Liberia on Monday granted the Writ of Prohibition filed by the opposition Liberty Party (LP) on the results of the first round of presidential election held 10 October that stalls the run-off scheduled for 7 November. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela Foundation targets apartheid-era flag
    06 november 2017 10:25:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday called for a public debate to determine whether the old South African flag, which is viewed as a symbol of apartheid, should be banned. Full text...

  • Liberia's Supreme Court slates ruling in election petition for Monday
    03 november 2017 16:45:45
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The Supreme Court of Liberia on Friday reserved ruling in the petition for a writ of prohibition, filed by the Liberty Party on the 10 October election, for Monday, 6 November. Full text...

  • Zambian Lawyers condemn President Lungu’s threats on judiciary over 3rd-term bid
    03 november 2017 16:27:56
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has asked President Edgar Lungu to retract his statement against the judiciary over his eligibility to contest the 2021 elections. Full text...

  • Publishers ordered to withdraw explosive new Zuma book
    03 november 2017 16:11:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The State Security Agency (SSA) on Friday ordered the publishers of an explosive new book on President Jacob Zuma to withdraw it immediately. Full text...

  • Opposition targets Kenyatta family business, other firms in 'economic boycott'
    03 november 2017 12:12:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The opposition coalition in Kenya has named a milk firm owned by President Uhuru Kenyatta's family business, Brookside Dairies, at the start of its "economic boycott" plan to sabotage the government. Full text...

  • Intenational communuty urged to sanction perpetrators of abuses against media
    02 november 2017 20:08:25
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Journalist in Danger, a media watchdog, has urged the international community to increase pressure on DR Congo government to sanction perpetrators of abuses against press freedom. Full text...

  • Nigerian gov't counsels Spain on dialogue over Catalonian independence
    02 november 2017 18:47:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government has urged Spain to embrace dialogue in resolving the political crisis rocking the country over Catalonia independence. Full text...

  • 'China-African forum will boost Nigeria, China partnership'
    02 november 2017 18:43:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian, Tuesday said that the upcoming Forum on China-African Cooperation (FOCAC) meeting next year in Beijing, China, will boost China-Nigeria partnership. Full text...

  • Kenya opposition rules out seeking redress in court
    02 november 2017 18:28:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi has said there are no plans by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to go to the Supreme Court to challenge the October 26 repeat presidential election that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta emerge victor. Full text...

  • Bashir, Kiir agree to directly supervise implementation of peace agreements signed 4 years ago
    02 november 2017 18:18:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan and his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir, said they are taking into their hands the question of implementing agreements they signed four years ago as well as those signed this week, on economic and security cooperation. Full text...

  • South African President, Zuma, ridiculed in parliament again
    02 november 2017 15:07:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There was chaos in the South African Parliament on Thursday as opposition lawmakers hurled abuse at President Jacob Zuma who finds himself embroiled in yet another major controversy. Full text...

  • Rwanda welcomes decision by Namibia to scrap Visas for Africans
    02 november 2017 14:57:04
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, has hailed the decision by Namibian authorities to scrap all visas to the Southern African nation for Africans in 2018. Full text...

  • Liberia Supreme Court to hear election petition on Friday
    02 november 2017 12:56:16
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Liberia's Supreme Court will on Friday hear a petition filed by a losing candidate alleging fraud in the 10 October first round presidential election, a source close to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has told PANA. Full text...

  • Libya's presidential council to tighten security in Tripoli
    02 november 2017 07:54:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the presidential council of the Libyan government of national accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, has approved several security programmes aimed at maintaining public safety in Tripol. Full text...

  • UN General Assembly again calls for lifting US embargo against Cuba
    01 november 2017 22:44:04
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution underlining the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. Full text...

  • LEAD: Togolese President Gnassingbe in Liberia to mediate on election issues
    01 november 2017 12:35:39
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Togolese President and Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Faure Gnassingbe has arrived in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, at the head of an ECOWAS mission over electoral issues, an ECOWAS source told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Togolese President Gnassingbe in Liberia to mediate on election issues
    01 november 2017 11:49:31
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has arrived in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, at the head of an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mission over electoral issues, an ECOWAS source told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • LEAD: Liberia Supreme Court halts preparations for presidential election runoff
    01 november 2017 11:29:54
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The Liberia Supreme Court on Wednesday halted preparations for the presidential runoff election scheduled for 7 November following a writ filed by Charles Brumskine, a candidate who came third in the first round of the vote, according to court documents obtained by PANA. Full text...

  • BREAKNG NEWS: Liberia Supreme Court halts preparations for presidential election runoff
    01 november 2017 10:54:35
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The Liberia Supreme Court on Wednesday halted preparations for the presidential runoff election scheduled for 7 November following a writ filed by Charles Brumskine, a candidate who contested the first round of elections. Full text...

  • Kenyan opposition leader rejects results of presidential election rerun
    31 october 2017 19:03:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's main opposition coalition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday rejected the results of the controversial 26 October presidential election rerun which he boycotted saying the results would not be allowed to stand. Full text...

  • EU commends Gambian leader for leadership inspiration
    31 october 2017 17:24:00
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The European Union (EU) special representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, has commended Gambian leader Adama Barrow for his leadership inspiration during the impasse when former President Yahya Jammeh rejected the December 2016 presidential election results. Full text...

  • Burkinabe opposition demands resignation of Security minister
    31 october 2017 15:57:14
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Opposition political parties in Burkina Faso, coming together under a single front, on Tuesday demanded the resignation of the Minister of Security, Simon Compaoré, who they say is "incompetent". Full text...

  • EU deploys 20 long-term observers for Liberia run-off polls
    31 october 2017 15:50:57
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Tuesday deployed 20 long-term observers to Liberia to monitor the run-off presidential elections on 7 November. Full text...

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