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  • 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...

  • 'e-learning, solution to teacher training problems in Africa'
    03 february 2011 11:30:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Rector of the African Virtual University (AVU), Mr. Bakary Diallo, has said distance learning or e-learning could be an alternative response to the challenges facing the teaching profession in the continent. Full text...

  • Malawi's Mutharika's book dreams big for Africa (News Feature)
    01 february 2011 18:25:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - On 29 January, 2011, Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika launched his sixth book, titled "The African Dream: from Poverty to Posterity" at the Sheraton in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • 'Hors-la-loi' nominated for 2011 Oscars
    29 january 2011 13:37:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A film, "Hors-la-loi” (Out-of law), by French-born Algerian film director, Rachid Bouchareb, has been nominated for the 2011 Oscars in the "Meilleurs films en langue étrangère” (best films in foreign languages) category, a statement from the Algerian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, said. Full text...

  • 25,000 for 7th Festival on the Niger in Mali
    25 january 2011 18:48:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Some world famous artists, including Nigeria's Fémi Kuti, Senegal's Ismaël Lô and Togo's King Mensah, are expected at the seventh edition of the Festival on the Niger that will be held from 1 to 6 February in Ségou (240 km at the east of Bamako, the capital of Niger). Full text...

  • Paris hosts Malians' art, culture exhibition in April
    15 january 2011 15:31:55
    Paris, France (PANA) - Nearly 330 art works will be displayed in April at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, during an exhibition dedicated to the art and history of the Dogons, a people of the centre of Mali, PANA learnt Saturday in the French capital. Full text...

  • UNESCO D-G visits Brazzaville
    15 january 2011 15:05:28
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Director General of the UN Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), Ms. Irina Bokova, Friday commenced a 48-hour official visit in Brazzaville, on the invitation of Congolese authorities, PANA learnt from an authoritative source here. Full text...

  • Angola's historic sites under threat of collapse
    10 january 2011 17:48:58
    Dondo, Angola (PANA) - Some historical sites in Angola are under threat of collapse due to the advanced state of degradation of the buildings, the director of culture department in the district of Kambambe, northern Kwanza Norte Province, Angola, Luis Francisco Neto, warned Sunday. Full text...

  • International film festival of Ouidah opens Friday
    07 january 2011 14:43:19
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The ninth edition of the International Film Festival of Ouidah, starts Friday in this historic city (Ouidah), located about 50 kms away from Cotonou, organizers said. Full text...

  • Gambian 'Kora king' wants FESMAN held every 2 years
    03 january 2011 15:39:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambia’s famous king of “Kora” (a 21-string-traditional-musical instrument), Jaliba Kuyateh, has called for the holding of the World Festival of Black Arts (FESMAN) every two years rather than wait for decades, PANA reported from here Monday. Full text...

  • R. Kelly in Ethiopia for New Year concert
    31 december 2010 12:42:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - In continuation of the tradition by Ethiopia-born Saudi business tycoon Mohammad Hussein Al-Amoudin, Black-American crooner R. Kelly has arrived in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to perform at a concert to ring in the Western New Year Friday night. Full text...

  • Wade proposes to host international conference on cultural industries
    29 december 2010 22:23:17
    Senegal proposes to host international conference on cultural industries) Full text...

  • Angolan singer's special disc edition for Nigeria
    23 december 2010 17:05:39
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan singer, Cabo Snoop, winner of the best African artist for Portuguese language of the South African MTV Base television channel prize, will promote in 2011, a special edition of his disc “Bluetooth” for the Nigerian market. Full text...

  • African film directors review performance
    22 december 2010 22:31:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – African film directors ended a two-day round-table on Wednesday to review the cinema industry and chart the way forward as part of the 3rd World Festival of Black Arts currently taking place in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Full text...

  • Miss Angola 2011 pledges to enhance living standards of poor children
    20 december 2010 20:20:13
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Miss Angola 2011, Leila Lopes, has pledged to enhance the living standards of poor children across the country and combat HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Black Divinities Festival ends in Togo
    20 december 2010 18:05:10
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The four-day, fifth edition of the Black Divinities Festival, closed here Sunday with participants exchanging cultural and religious experiences towards safeguarding the traditional African heritage. Full text...

  • African fashion goes on exhibition at FESMAN
    19 december 2010 19:11:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The ongoing third World Festival of Black Arts (FESMAN) taking place in Senegal on Saturday featured African fashion from different parts of the continent, PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • Senegal to become FESMAN's permanent headquarters
    19 december 2010 15:16:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Senegalese Council of Ministers, chaired by President Abdoulaye Wade, has decided to establish a permanent headquarters for the World Festival of Negro Arts (FESMAN) in Senegal. Full text...

  • Experts to debate United States of Africa at FESMAN
    19 december 2010 15:08:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Experts will debate the formation of the United States of Africa when the series of roundtables at the Third World Festival of Negro Arts (FESMAN) begin here Sunday. Full text...

  • 11th Festival of the desert scheduled for Timbuktu
    14 december 2010 19:36:10
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The 11th edition of the Festival of the Desert will be held from 6 to 8 January, 2011, in the Malian town of Timbuktu, PANA learnt from the Malian Ministry of Crafts and Tourism. Full text...

  • Senegalese linguist links Africa's development to use of local languages
    13 december 2010 22:37:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A Senegalese linguist said on Monday that communication in national languages is a sine qua non for development pointing out that many of the people do not understand the official language used in the countries' administration. Full text...

  • Khadafi in Dakar to attend FESMAN
    13 december 2010 18:22:46
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Libyan leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, arrived in Dakar, Senegal, Monday on the invitation of Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, to take part in the third Black World Festival (FESMAN) which began here Friday. Full text...

  • Human right organisations demand arrest of Al-Bashir in Dakar
    09 december 2010 12:07:30
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Some human right organizations have called on the country's courts to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al- Bashir and hand him over to the International Criminal Court (ICC), if he comes to attend the 3rd World Festival of Negro Arts, which holds in Senegal 10-31 December. Full text...

  • 80 Guinean artists for World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar
    09 december 2010 10:05:14
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Eighty artists will represent Guinea Conakry at the World Festival of Negro Arts (FESMAN), scheduled to hold 10- 31 December in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, Fodéba Isto Keira, Guinean Minister of Arts and Culture, said Wednesday. Full text...

  • US delegation for World Festival of Negro Arts in Senegal
    08 december 2010 12:17:39
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A U.S. delegation, including 200 African-American leaders, was Wednesday due in Dakar, Senegal, to take part in the 3rd World Festival of Negro Arts 10-31 in the West African nation, organisers said in a statement. Full text...

  • Senegalese musician Baaba Maal highlights need for education in Africa
    06 december 2010 23:00:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Senegalese musician, Baaba Maal, has highlighted education as the most important gift that can be offered to the African youth. Full text...

  • Malawi musicians rally round stranded South African songstress
    02 december 2010 14:46:52
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The Music Association of Malawi (MAM) has appealed to families in Malawi to 'adopt' the stranded and destitute South African gospel songstress Lerato and her 18-man group. Full text...

  • UNESCO to investigate destruction at Pompei’s conservation
    01 december 2010 19:19:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - Experts from UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and the International Council of Monuments and Sites will arrive in Pompei, Italy, on 2 December to examine the state of conservation of the World Heritage site there. Full text...

  • Malawi promoters arrested for duping South African gospel songstress
    01 december 2010 18:58:49
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Police in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, Wednesday arrested three officials of a cultural arts group for duping South African gospel songstress, Lerato. Full text...

  • African photographers for Addis Foto Fest
    01 december 2010 14:33:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Prominent photographers in Africa and the diaspora will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7-11 December for the ''Addis Foto Fest 2010'', organisers have announced. The International Photography Festival, under the direction of Aida Muluneg, an Ethiopia photographer based in the US, the international contest will feature dialogue among African photographers at home and in the diaspora, training, exhibition, screening as well as series of industry discussions focused on marketing. Full text...

  • South African cultural group performs in Angola
    13 november 2010 11:36:00
    Luanda- Ango1a (PANA) â" A South African cultural- group, Africa Umoja, on Frid ay thrilled an audience, including the Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his wife, Ana Paula, at the Belas Conference Centre in Luanda. Full text...

  • OIF sec-gen, Moroccan Premier discuss cooperation
    10 november 2010 14:29:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Secretary-General of the International Organization of the Francophone (OIF), Abdou Diouf, Tuesday in Rabat held cooperation talks w i th Moroccan Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, the Moroccan National Radio reported W ednesday. Full text...

  • 5th Nouakchott national film week holds 23-29 Nov
    10 november 2010 11:47:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The 5th Nouakchott national film week (SENAF) will hold 23-29 November in the Mauritanian capital, according to a statement made available to PANA. Full text...

  • Libyans show passion for vintage cars
    06 november 2010 10:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyans are showing passion for "Vintage Cars", going by the number of callers at the pavilion for such cars at the current fourth editi o n for the international car show in Tripoli, Libya. Full text...

  • Moroccan professor to receive "2010 translation prize" Tuesday
    06 november 2010 09:08:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The secretary-general of the international francophone o rganization (OIF), Abdou Diouf, will Tuesday in Rabat, Morocco, award the 2010 t r anslation Prize to the Moroccan professor, Abdesselam Cheddadi, the Arab Organiz a tion for Education, Culture and Sciences (ALESCO) said here Friday. Full text...

  • CPLP ambassadors to promote Lusophone culture in Arab region
    04 november 2010 17:27:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The ambassadors of Portuguese-speaking countries to Egyp t (Angola, Mozambique, Portugal and Brazil), met Wednesday in Cairo, the capital , to form a group aimed at promoting culture and literature of their people in th e Arab region. Full text...

  • Researcher outlines criteria for African language for sciences
    04 november 2010 07:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cameroonian researcher Emmanuel Fotso Kings on Wednesday proposed six criteria to be satisfied by an African language to be used in teaching science and economics. Full text...

  • Researcher outlines criteria for African language for sciences
    03 november 2010 22:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cameroonian researcher, Emmanuel Fotso Kings, on Wednesda y proposed six criteria to satisfied by an African language to be used in teachi n g science and economics. Full text...

  • African traditional leaders meet in Zimbabwe
    27 october 2010 11:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Traditional leaders from several African countries beg an a meeting on Wednesday in Zimbabwe, focusing on how they can strengthen their authority and ensure local economic empowerment. Full text...

  • First batch of Ghanaian Muslims leave for Hajj
    26 october 2010 11:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The first batch of Ghanaian Muslims undertaking this year' s pilgrimage left Accra on Monday night for Saudi Arabia. Full text...

  • 10,000 Nigeriens for pilgrimage to Mecca
    26 october 2010 10:46:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Ten thousand Nigeriens will perform this year pilgrimage to the holy places of Islam in Saudi Arabia, PANA learned Tuesday from official sources. Full text...

  • Congolese animation film hailed at SESAM project exhibition
    25 october 2010 18:21:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Overwhelmed by their scintillating display at the fi rst international cartoon and animation film festival, being held in Kinshasa si n ce 18 October, officials have classified the Congolese animation film as one of t he richest in content. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau to create more mangroves, parks by 2012
    25 october 2010 17:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau is to create more cultural sites under a p rogramme designed to establish more mangroves, parks, biosphere reserves and for e st patches in two years, according to a statement from the World Wildlife Fund ( W WF). Full text...

  • Senegal to host FESMAN in December
    24 october 2010 08:07:00
    Montreux- Switzerland (PANA) -- The Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, on Satu rday confirmed that the World Festival of Negro Arts (FESMAN) would take place f r om 10 to 31 December in Dakar , the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Mgr Monsengwo appointed DR Congo Cardinal
    21 october 2010 23:02:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday appointed the Archbishop of Kinshasa, Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Cardinal of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the Vatican. Full text...

  • UNESCO to protect five sites in occupied Palestinian, Arab territories
    21 october 2010 17:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The 185th session of UNESCO's Executive Board Thursday to ok decisions aimed at protecting five cultural heritage sites in occupied Palest i nian and Arab Territories. Full text...

  • Malian musician, Keita, named ACBF Goodwill Ambassador
    21 october 2010 11:43:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Renowned Malian singer Salif Keita, better known around the world as the ''Golden Voice of Africa'', is to support the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in its capacity development effo rts on the continent. Full text...

  • 2010 'Stars of African cultural integration' holds November
    18 october 2010 09:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 2010 edition of 'Stars of African cultural integrati on (SICA)', an event aimed at promoting African integration, will take place 22-28 Nov. Full text...

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