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  • Congo: Congo, Angola, DRC to form joint tripartite security commission
    05 august 2014 14:22:19
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The 8th tripartite security commission meeting between Congo, Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to promote a joint tripartite security commission (CCTS) has ended in Pointe-Noire, the Congolese ministry of the Interior and Decentralization said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: UNHCR repatriates 120,000 DRC refugees
    05 august 2014 14:12:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has successfully completed the voluntary repatriation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of almost 120,000 refugees from neighbouring Congo. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ICRC provides assistance to over 2,000 displaced persons in CAR
    05 august 2014 13:56:09
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Central African Red Cross Society have donated household items to more than 2,000 displaced persons in Bambari, says an official statement received here by PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: UNHCR dismayed at killing of aid worker in South Sudan
    05 august 2014 13:35:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A humanitarian aid worker was killed in South Sudan when fighting broke in the Upper Nile state of Southern Sudan, where thousands of people flocked for protection, a day after peace talks between southern Sudanese foes started in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • US: AUC, African govts list concrete programmes for youth development
    05 august 2014 08:46:07
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and some Africa governments have made commitments to increase investment in the next generation, as well as supporting opportunities for the youth. Full text...

  • Libya: One dead, four wounded in new armed clashes in Tripoli
    04 august 2014 21:23:56
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - One person was killed and four others injured in Janzour, western suburb of Tripoli, where new clashes broke out on Monday between rival militias fighting for the control of the airport. Full text...

  • Senegal: Wade's supporter jailed for 'disturbing court proceedings'
    04 august 2014 20:48:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A court in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, on Monday sentenced a supporter of former Senegalese Minister of International Cooperation, Transport and Infrastructure, Mr. Karim Wade, to two years' imprisonment for "disturbing the court's proceedings" during last Thursday's opening session of Wade's trial. Full text...

  • Tunisia: About 2,500 Egyptians evacuated from Libya
    04 august 2014 18:17:26
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  • Senegal: MFWA says incidents of FoE violations reducing in West Africa
    04 august 2014 15:24:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Accra-based sub-regional rights body, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has released a report, saying ''analyses of incidents of Freedom of Expression (FoE) violations'' in West Africa show a ''marginal improvement'', PANA reported from here Monday. Full text...

  • Senegal:Trial of ex-Senegalese Minister, Karim Wade, resumes
    04 august 2014 09:40:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The trial of Senegal's former Minister of International Cooperation, Transport and Infrastructure Karim Wade resumes Monday in Dakar at the anti-corruption Repression of Illicit Enrichment Tribunal (CREI). Full text...

  • US: Group tasks US-African Leaders Summit on rights abuses
    04 august 2014 08:02:17
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - A group of human rights organisations and activists has urged Full text...

  • Sudan: At least four killed in clashes with rebels in Blue Nile
    02 august 2014 19:25:15
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Two rebels, a soldier and a civilian were killed and several others were injured in clashes between a group of rebels and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). Full text...

  • Morocco: Morocco sets up crisis committee to monitor nationals in Libya
    02 august 2014 17:41:53
    Rabat Morocco (PANA) – Morocco has established a crisis committee of monitor the conditions of its nationals in Libya following the deterioration of the security situation in the country, a statement issued by the Moroccan ministry of foreign affairs said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: ICRC 'concerned' about thousands affected by Libya violence
    02 august 2014 13:32:11
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The International Community of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent on Saturday expressed concern about the fate of thousands of people affected by the fierce fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and the eastern city of Benghazi. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Authorities urge parents not to promote child labour
    02 august 2014 11:17:00
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroonian Women and Family Promotion Minister Marie Thérèse Abena Ondoa on Friday called on parents not to send their children to sell on the streets. Full text...

  • UN: Clashes in Central African Republic take heavy toll on civilians
    02 august 2014 07:46:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN humanitarian staff working in crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR) says that despite peace talks, civilians continue to be caught in crossfire in ongoing fighting. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Bar Association offers free legal help to families of Air Algerie crash victims
    01 august 2014 21:36:59
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkina Faso Bar Association is to give free legal assistance to families of victims of the Air Algerie crash who want to institute civil action in the case, according to a statement released on Friday. Full text...

  • Burundi: US donates outboard motors to Burundian armed forces
    01 august 2014 20:11:38
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The US government has donated 21 outboard motors to the Burundian armed forces to facilitate patrols on Lake Tanganyika. Full text...

  • Kenya: Fifth Somali parliamentarian killed in Somalia
    01 august 2014 16:54:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somali Member of Parliament Sheikh Aden Madeer was shot dead Friday by armed attackers who blocked his car on the road in Mogadishu, becoming the fifth influential politician to be killed in cold blood in the last four months. Full text...

  • Kenya: National transport authority steps up road safety campaign
    01 august 2014 16:10:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Pedestrians using busy roads in Kenya, more so in urban areas, must use footbridges or face the consequences, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) said Friday as it stepped up measures meant to reduce road carnage. Full text...

  • South Africa: Popular beach closed after shark attack
    01 august 2014 15:12:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s most popular beach has been closed indefinitely following a Great White shark attack on Friday afternoon. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Wounded son of Mauritanian president now out of danger
    01 august 2014 13:55:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Ould Abdel Aziz Badr's son who sustained injury from gunfire was Friday reported out of danger, informed sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ expresses concern over the detention of journalist in Ethiopia
    01 august 2014 13:43:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The New York-based press freedom watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Aziza Mohamed, a photojournalist, by Ethiopian authorities, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia deploys troops at border with Libya
    01 august 2014 12:28:43
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – There was massive deployment of Tunisian security and armed forces on Friday along their border with Libya, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Libyan soldiers kill 7 Egyptians at border with Tunisia
    01 august 2014 12:16:36
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) – Seven Egyptian were killed by Libyan security forces at the transit point of Ras Jadir, on the Tunisian border, reliable sources told PANA on Friday at the Tunisian city of Bengardane. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 80b naira raised to support terror victims
    01 august 2014 07:40:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Victims Support Fund Committee set up by Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to provide succour to those affected by the terror campaign in the country raised 80 billion naira (US$490 million) at a fund-raising dinner in the capital city of Abuja Thursday night. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Gunmen kill 15 in Nigerian state
    01 august 2014 07:06:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen numbering about 12 killed at least 15 people when they invaded seven communities in Nigeria's oil rich Rivers state, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • UN: Least Developed Countries urge enhanced partnerships, aid commitments
    01 august 2014 05:51:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Participants at the end of a conference in Cotonou, Benin, have called on donor countries to fulfil their commitments and go even further by allocating at least 50 percent of their Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) and "aid for trade" disbursement to the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Full text...

  • Gambia: Jammeh condemns 'brutal killing' of Palestinians
    31 july 2014 21:43:08
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Thursday strongly condemned the current bloodshed in Palestine following Israel's sustained heavy bombardment of Gaza describing it as "excessive brutality". Full text...

  • Mali: French troops arrest jihadist leader Daha
    31 july 2014 21:08:55
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – French troops have arrested a leader of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), PANA learned on Thursday from reliable sources. Full text...

  • Burundi: Amnesty International accused of “biased stand” against Burundi
    31 july 2014 17:46:35
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundi said Thursday it has noted "with regret" the latest report by Amnesty International on the human rights situation in the east-central African country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Racism still rife in South Africa
    31 july 2014 13:21:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty years since the advent of democracy and the birth of a non-racial South Africa, racism is still rife in the country, so says the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) which noted that it has received 500 racism-related cases over the past year. Full text...

  • Tanzania: 17 killed, 56 injured in Tanzania road crash
    31 july 2014 09:17:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A road crash that involved a bus and a lorry left 17 persons dead and 56 others injured Wednesday on a highway in central Tanzania, the police have confirmed. Full text...

  • UN: Ban appoints Cameroonian general to lead UN peacekeeping force in CAR
    30 july 2014 22:58:22
    New York, US (PANA) - As the UN "re-hats" some of the African troops currently serving in the Central African Republic to a peacekeeping mission that will take over in mid-September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced that the current African force Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria to raise funds for victims of Boko Haram attacks
    30 july 2014 21:46:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria will on Thursday kick off formal activities to raise funds in aid of victims of Boko Haram terror attacks in the country. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian army chief of staff resigns - Spokesperson
    30 july 2014 21:06:48
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The chief of staff of the Tunisian army, General Mohamed Salah Hamdi, on Wednesday resigned his post, the spokesperson for the Tunisian Defence ministry, Rached Bouhawla, said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Security forces arrest three Boko Haram suspects
    30 july 2014 20:12:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian security forces on Wednesday arrested three suspects including two women believed to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the northwestern State of Katsina. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan condemns Boko Haram's attacks on schools, places of worship
    30 july 2014 20:00:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday severely criticized the terrorist Boko Haram for attacking places of worship, schools and other soft targets in their "mindless war" against the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Another female suicide bomber kills at least three in Kano Polytechnic
    30 july 2014 19:40:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A female suicide bomber Wednesday blew herself up at the Kano Sate Polytechnic, in northwestern Nigeria, killing at least three people and critically wounding another six. Full text...

  • US: UN calls for action to eradicate trafficking in persons
    30 july 2014 19:25:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN marked its first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons on Wednesday by calling on the international community to end impunity for perpetrators and help victims, especially women and children, who continue to be particularly vulnerable to the perfidious trade. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges solidarity among human family
    30 july 2014 19:06:43
    New York, US (PANA - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged all people in the world to reach out to one another as friends and build long-term foundations for lasting peace devoid of violence. ) Full text...

  • France: INTERPOL joins global call to end trafficking in persons
    30 july 2014 15:25:20
    Lyon, France (PANA) - INTERPOL is backing the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons, celebrated on 30 July, to raise awareness of the millions of children, women and men forced into modern-day slavery each year. Full text...

  • Malawi: Running battles in Malawi capital as vendors protest burnt market
    30 july 2014 13:56:04
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Tension was high in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, Wednesday following the running battles between police and vendors as the latter were protesting the burning of one of the markets in the city. Full text...

  • Gambia: Jammeh wants African leaders to unite in combating Boko Haram
    30 july 2014 12:37:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, has called on African leaders to agree on a regional plan of action to combat Boko Haram in Nigeria and violence across the continent, Full text...

  • Libya: Abducted MP released
    30 july 2014 11:25:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Mustapha Abou Chagour, the abducted member of Libya's parliament, has been released by his abductors a few hours after he was kidnapped in the capital city of Tripoli Tuesday by unidentified men, the Libyan television reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Guinea: Guineans mourn victims of beach tragedy
    30 july 2014 09:39:03
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guineans Wednesday began a week of national mourning following the deaths recorded in a crowd crush during a cultural event at the Taouayah beach on the outskirts of the capital, Conakry, Tuesday night, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Burundi: DR Congo envoy rejects claims of military training for youths from Burundi
    29 july 2014 17:31:09
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – DR Congo (DRC) Ambassador in Burundi, Salomon Banamuhere, has rejected reports that Burundian youths were undergoing military training in his country. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Muslim Council urges eligible voters to register for general polls
    29 july 2014 15:23:43
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – On the occasion of the Muslim festival of Eid El Fitr, the Muslim Council of Tanzania has called on all eligible Tanzanian voters to register in time for the general and presidential polls due to be held in the country towards the end of 2015. Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition targets Zuma again over luxury home
    29 july 2014 13:30:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday tabled a motion in the National Assembly calling for the re-establishment of a committee probing President Jacob Zuma’s luxury private home. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Disappointed Mauritius slams Obama’s attitude to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    29 july 2014 12:29:42
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolan, on Tuesday denounced the United States for its support for Israel and said he is disappointed by President Barack Obama. Full text...

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