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  • Renovate museums to attract tourists, says DRC tourism official
    17 may 2011 17:18:43
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Museums can become attractive tourist destinations if they are renovated, the Director General of the National Museum of DR Congo, Joseph Ibongo, declared Tuesday in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • UNESCO to consider 80 documentaries for inscription on World Memory register
    16 may 2011 15:54:09
    Paris, France (PANA) - More than 80 remarkable documentary items and collections from all parts of the world will be considered for inscription on the Memory of the World Register during a meeting of experts of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of UNESCO’S Memory of the World Programme in Manchester, United Kingdom, from 22-25 May. Full text...

  • Tunis hosts 2011 Albert Londres Prize awards
    15 may 2011 18:01:39
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunis Municipal Theater on Saturday hosted the 2011 Albert Londres awards ceremony in tribute to the 14 JanuaryTunisian revolution that toppled the regime of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Full text...

  • Malians pay tribute to Amadou Hampaté Bâ
    14 may 2011 16:06:35
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malians are thuis weekend paying tribute to their celebrated writer and researcher, Amadou Hampaté Bâ, as they mark the 20th anniversary of his passing with a series of activities including an artistes' night, a roundtable and exhibition. Full text...

  • Harmattan publishes two books of Amadou Mokhtar Mbow
    11 may 2011 21:29:32
    Paris, France (PANA) – Two books written by Amadou Mathar MBow, the former Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), have been published by Harmattan, the publishing house announced on Wednesday in Paris. Full text...

  • Chadian film maker to serve as jury member for Cannes cinema festival
    11 may 2011 14:26:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Chadian filmmaker, Mahamat Saleh Haroun is the only African member of the jury of the 64th edition of the Cannes Cinema Festival in France, due to begin Wednesday. Full text...

  • 3,000 people expected at 5th International Festival of Rails in Kayes, Mali
    11 may 2011 14:12:15
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - More than 3,000 participants are expected from 1 to 5 June in Kayes, in western Mali, for the fifth International Festival of Rails (FIRKA), PANA learnt from the organizers. Full text...

  • UNESCO considers 42 sites for inscription on World Heritage List in June
    05 may 2011 17:07:24
    Paris, France (PANA) - Remarkable natural and cultural properties from 40 countries will be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, between 19 and 29 June, a news release made available to PANA said Thursday. Full text...

  • Dakar hosts int'l symposium in honour of UNESCO's ex-DG
    04 may 2011 19:27:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - An international symposium will be held from 10 to 12 May in Dakar, Senegal, as part of the celebrations marking the 90th birthday anniversary of the former Director General of UNESCO, Amadou-Makhtar Mbow of Senegal, the first Vice-Chairman of the Organising Committee, General Muhammadu Mansour Seck, announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Lagos stands still for Carnival 2011
    01 may 2011 15:02:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, was agog all day Saturday as Lagosians from all walks of life gathered on the major streets to participate in this year’s carnival, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • History student wins 2nd griot festival in Togo
    29 april 2011 17:37:22
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togolese Kanan Maleki, a 25-year-old history student, has won the second annual Griot National Festival held in Pagouda, northern Togo, PANA learned Friday in Lome from cultural sources. Full text...

  • Casamance hosts sub-regional Youth Festival for Peace
    29 april 2011 17:30:09
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - A major sub-regional Festival for Peace, bringing together young people from Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau, kicked off Thursday in the town of Sindian, a village in the Casamance (southern Senegal), on the border with Gambia, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Ivorian reggea star, Alpha Blondy criticizes Ivoirianness
    28 april 2011 18:23:10
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - World renowned reggae star, Alpha Blondy of Cote d'Ivoire, on Thursday condemned the concept of "Ivorite" or "Ivonianness", which, according to him, has been the source of all ills in his country for over a decade. Full text...

  • Senegal to unveil national development plan for intellectual property
    26 april 2011 19:13:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A national development plan for intellectual property (PNDPI), covering the period 2011-2015, will soon be unveiled in Senegal, according to an official of the ministry of Mines, Industry, Food-processing and Small and Medium-seized companies, Emmanuel René Moïse. Full text...

  • Senegal's National Theatre will allow revisit of African, world history
    16 april 2011 18:23:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said in Dakar on Friday that the newly-inaugurated National Theatre in his country would allow the revisit of the history of Africa and the world. Full text...

  • Malian President bags Kéba Mbaye Prize in Senegal
    12 april 2011 18:38:20
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Kéba Mbaye Foundation has awarded the Kéba Mbaye Award for Ethics to the Malian President, Amadou Toumani Touré, for making his country an exemplary democracy, according to a communiqué from the Malian presidency on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudanese actor to receive 2010 UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture
    07 april 2011 15:43:57
    Paris, France (PANA) - Sudanese actor and theatre director, Ali Mahdi Nouri, and French professor, Cherif Khaznadar, have been awarded the 2010 UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture, according to a statement from the UN agency in Paris, France. Full text...

  • France, Tunisia sign cultural pact
    03 april 2011 12:51:11
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia and France on Saturday in Tunis signed an agreement, tagged the “Tunis Declaration”, to strengthen cultural cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Popular Senegalese singer dies
    31 march 2011 17:10:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese singer Marie Ndiaye Ndèye Gawlo died Thursday morning in Dakar after a brief illness, PANA learnt from sources. Full text...

  • Sudanese Minister of Culture arrives in Nouakchott
    30 march 2011 14:03:45
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Sudanese Minister of Culture, Samaouel Khalifalla, arrived Wednesday in Nouakchott for a visit aimed at strengthening the cultural cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • 2.3-metre high sculpture donated to Léopold Senghor Museum
    28 march 2011 17:25:52
    Paris, France (PANA) - A 2.3-metre high sculpture of the famous Franco-American artist, Armand-Pierre Fernandez, nicknamed Arman, will be offered to Senegal as part of the Léopold Sédar Senghor Museum, the donor of the work, French historian, Gérard Bosio, told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Mali boycotts ongoing Paris Tourism Fair
    24 march 2011 17:12:35
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali is not participating in the Paris Tourism Fair which opened Thursday, at the Porte de Versailles, to protest against the decision by France banning its nationals from traveling to some Malian regions considered as "dangerous", PANA learnt here from the Malian Ministry of Crafts and Tourism. Full text...

  • Authors from Cogo Basin feature at Paris book exhibition
    21 march 2011 14:55:34
    Paris, France (PANA) - Authors drawn from countries within the Congo Basin featured prominently at the 2011 edition of the Paris Book Exhibition that ended Monday in the French capital, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • UNESCO DG welcomes suspension of oil prospecting at Virunga National Park in DRC
    18 march 2011 18:36:27
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), José Endundo Bononge, that the government had suspended prospecting for oil at the Virunga National Park, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979. Full text...

  • UNESCO mobilizes experts, civil society partners to safeguard heritage in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya
    16 march 2011 18:59:44
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, has called for the mobilization of all of the Organization’s partners to ensure the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Full text...

  • Egypt says 54 artifacts stolen
    16 march 2011 09:08:40
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Egyptian museum has announced the theft of 54 artifacts by looters on the 28 of January, tagged the Friday of Rage, that saw the withdrawal of police forces from the streets of Cairo and the entire country during the country's revolution. Full text...

  • Paris to host conference on illegal trafficking of cultural goods
    14 march 2011 21:47:11
    Paris, France (PANA) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will on Tuesday hold a conference in Paris to celebrate the 40th anniversary marking the convention on illegal trafficking of cultural goods. Full text...

  • Mo Ibrahim presents scholarships to young Africans
    11 march 2011 11:47:58
    Paris, France (PANA) - Sudanese businessman Mo Ibrahim Friday in Paris inaugurated the scholarships programme for distinguished young Africans. Full text...

  • UNESCO to mark 40 years of fighting illicit trafficking in cultural goods
    10 march 2011 15:26:39
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO will organize a seminar in Paris, France, on 15-16 March to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Convention prohibiting and preventing the illicit import, export and transfer of ownership of cultural property, the UN organization said in a press release issued in the French capital Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian wins ECOWAS prize for integration at FESPACO
    10 march 2011 14:54:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria’s Mac Kusare has won the ECOWAS prize for integration at the just-concluded 22nd Pan African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO) which ended 5 March in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, ECOWAS said in a press release, received by PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean, South African are finalists in Commonwealth writers’ competition
    04 march 2011 09:49:10
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Sierra Leonean and South African writers have reached the finals of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize competition, after being adjudged top in the African Regional competition. Full text...

  • EU launches new programme to support culture in ACP countries
    02 march 2011 15:58:20
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has launched a new programme to support the cultural sector of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, with a budget of 30 million euros, an official source in Brussels told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • 'Sub-Saharan Africa makes significant progress towards EFA'
    02 march 2011 11:48:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Sub-Saharan Africa has made significant progress towards Education for All (EFA) over the last 10 years, according to the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report, released by UNESCO Tuesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo hosts sensitisation tour March, April
    26 february 2011 16:44:05
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The National Tourism Office (ONT) of DR Congo will, between March and April, hold a tour, tagged "Eductour", to support the North-American tourism professionals, the director of studies of ONT, Mbo Nangeli announced Saturday in Matadi. Full text...

  • 3 Senegalese among 20 best ‘bloggers’ of RFI Mondoblog competition
    26 february 2011 13:51:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A Senegalese journalist, Basile Niane and his three compatriot students have been selected among the 20 best bloggers of the Mondoblog competition, organized by Radio France International, a press release from RFI, made available to PANA said. Full text...

  • 45 Angolan models for 2011 Luanda fashion show
    24 february 2011 16:53:28
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - A total of 45 models, including 15 males, will attend the 2011 edition of the “Moda Luanda” fashion show, which will bring together the best models in Angola. Full text...

  • Paris to host conference on Senghor in March
    23 february 2011 21:28:07
    Paris, France (PANA) – A conference on the first Senegalese President, Léopold Sédar Senghor, will be organised on 3 March at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris by his compatriot and the philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne. Full text...

  • UNESCO to celebrate Mother Language Day
    17 february 2011 21:01:51
    Paris, France (PANA) – The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation will on 21 February celebrate International Mother Language Day aimed at raising awareness of the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity and multilingual education. Full text...

  • Album by 2 Mali musicians wins US Grammy award
    17 february 2011 13:41:28
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The album "Ali and Toumani" by Malian musicians Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate, won the Grammy award for the best album in traditional music at the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony held overnight Monday in Los Angeles, US, PANA learned Thursday from Malian musical sources. Full text...

  • UNESCO raises alarm over stolen Egyptian artefacts
    16 february 2011 16:08:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday alerted national authorities, art dealers and collectors around the world to be on the lookout for some artifacts stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and other sites across the country. Full text...

  • African film, Notre Etrangere, may be withdrawn from French cinemas
    16 february 2011 13:54:22
    Paris, France (PANA) - The film "Notre Etrangère", directed by Burkinabe film maker Sarah Bouyain, is on the verge of being withdrawn from the movie theatres in Paris, France, for lack of patronage, PANA learnt Wednesday from the Embassy of Burkina Faso in France. Full text...

  • International Soninke cultural festival begins Tuesday in Mali
    14 february 2011 18:29:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The first international Soninke festival will begin Tuesday in Kayes in western Mali, PANA learned Monday in Bamako from sources close to the organizers. Full text...

  • Female writers in Africa take centre stage in Commonwealth Writers’ Prize
    11 february 2011 17:22:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, internationally recognised for its role in celebrating ground-breaking works from both new and established authors, on Friday said female writers have dominated the Africa regional shortlist for the 2011 Prize. Full text...

  • WAEMU to establish virtual library in member states
    10 february 2011 11:43:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has announced plans to establish virtual library in member states, the union said in a statement. Full text...

  • UNESCO Director-General visits Morocco
    08 february 2011 20:04:48
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The Director-General the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Mrs Irina Bokova, has arrived in Morocco for an official visit to strengthen cooperation between the two parties, a statement said on Tuesday in Rabat. Full text...

  • 11th World Social Forum opens with huge march
    07 february 2011 12:43:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The 11th edition of the World Social Forum (WSF) opened in Dakar Sunday with a huge march in the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Artistes from Mali, Benin, South Africa nominated for Grammy Awards 2011
    05 february 2011 13:13:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Several artistes from Mali, Benin and South Africa are on the final list of the 53rd edition of the Grammy Awards planned for 13 February in Los Angeles, USA, according to the website of the event that grants the most prestigious awards in the music world. Full text...

  • Eight NGOs work for Education for All in 2015
    04 february 2011 22:46:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The regional agencies of eight non-governmental organisations under a platform Inter-Agency for Education on Friday decided to take advantage of the World Social Forum (FSM) to be hosted in Senegal from 6 to 11 February 2011 to join their forces to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the domain of education. Full text...

  • UNESCO DG expected in Dakar on Sunday
    04 february 2011 21:50:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Bulgarian Irina Bokova, is expected on Sunday in Dakar for a two-day official visit. Full text...

  • International Roots Festival begins in Gambia Saturday
    04 february 2011 17:04:53
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The 2011 International Roots Festival, the 10th in the series of the biannual event, begins Saturday in Banjul, the Gambian capital, with people of African descent and persons committed to the well being and development of the continent in attendance. Full text...

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