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  • More groups, states join Nigeria fuel protests
    06 january 2012 08:58:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - More professional groups as well as states have joined the mounting protests against the New Year day's fuel price hike in Nigeria, even though the strike called by organized labour is still three days away. Full text...

  • Transporters return to work in Senegal after 2-day strike
    04 january 2012 12:23:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's National Union of Road Transport Workers (SNTRS) has asked its members to return to work after a two-day strike, called to protest high cost of fuel and insurance as well as incessant police harassment. Full text...

  • UN workers mourn departed colleagues
    03 january 2012 20:12:06
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Staff Union on Tuesday in New York paid tribute to their colleagues who were killed in different parts of the world, while serving with the organization in 2011. Full text...

  • Transport workers' strike paralyzes Senegal
    03 january 2012 10:25:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A strike called by Senegal's National Federation of Road Transport Workers has left the capital city of Dakar and other cities paralyzed since Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian secondary school teachers begin nationwide strike 15 January
    27 december 2011 19:43:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian National Association of Secondary School Teachers (SNES) has served notice of a strike, effective from 15 January, 2012, to the Ministry of Public Service, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the SNES and sent to PANA here. Full text...

  • Road accidents kill 71 people in eight days in Angola
    27 december 2011 13:15:09
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - At least 71 people died over the last eight days from 296 road accidents in Angola, according to an official of the National Police Command, Carlos Salgueiro. Full text...

  • Senegalese army re-inforces positions in Casamance
    26 december 2011 19:44:48
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - Determined to respond positively to attacks against its soldiers, the Senegalese military Saturday moved heavy re-inforcement of troops, arms and armoured vehicles to Bignona, about 30 kilometres northwest of Ziguinchor, in southern Senegal, according to a PANA report. Full text...

  • Road accidents kill six in Luanda on Xmas Day
    26 december 2011 12:29:28
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Road accidents in the Angolan capital, Luanda, claimed six lives and left 13 injured on Christmas Day, the police said. Full text...

  • EU to finance NGOs' social projects in Angola
    21 december 2011 13:50:59
    Dundo, Angola (PANA) – The European Union (EU) will finance projects by Angolan Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Lunda Norte Province, to the tune of 820,000 euros, the coordinator of the Angolan Humanitarian Support Technical Unit, António Manengo, indicated here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNESCO condemns killing of Somali TV reporter
    20 december 2011 20:29:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ms. Irina Bokova, on Tuesday condemned the murder of a Somali television journalist in Mogadishu. Full text...

  • SA sex workers to mark International Day
    16 december 2011 10:27:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - To highlight the physical and emotional violent impact of the criminalisation of the 250,000 plus sex workers in South Africa, SISONKE (the national sex workers' movement) will be hosting a series of events across five provinces leading up to the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers on Saturday. Full text...

  • Ban stresses need to address social inequity
    14 december 2011 19:20:24
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed that sustainable development cannot be achieved without addressing social inequalities and called for fresh ideas and international commitment to fairly share global resources. Full text...

  • UN Country Team, UNAMID collaborate to serve Darfurians
    11 december 2011 17:43:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN country team and the UN-Africa Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) are collaborating to help civilians in the region, arguing that they wanted services regardless of who provides them. Full text...

  • UN says developing nations vulnerable to cyber attacks
    10 december 2011 14:26:38
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN-led forum on cyber attacks and development on Friday warned that developing countries were at higher risk of being the target of cyber attacks. Full text...

  • French MPs support RFI striking staff
    09 december 2011 17:02:17
    Paris, France (PANA) - Several French Socialist and Communist elected representatives have declared support for the strike action that was started 28 November by the staff of Radio France International (RFI) against the decision to merge France 24, RFI and TV5 monde under the French Foreign Audiovisual Policy (AEF), PANA learnt Friday from union sources in Paris. Full text...

  • Italy grants US$1m to Angola for rehabilitation of reception centre
    07 december 2011 22:25:33
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Italian government has granted one million US dollars to Angola for the rehabilitation of a centre intended for the hosting of street children, the ambassador of Italy in Angola, Giuseppe Mistretta, announced on Wednesday Full text...

  • Red Cross calls for greater protection, recognition of volunteers
    04 december 2011 11:25:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Drought, hunger, violence and conflict, discrimination, climate change are some of the challenges being addressed daily by volunteers around the globe but according to a news report launched by the Red Cross Red Crescent, little is being done to ensure those volunteers are adequately protected. Full text...

  • UN Field Support chief visits Darfur
    30 november 2011 21:36:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Susana Malcorra, on Wednesday visited UNAMID’s headquarters in Fashir, North Darfur, to meet with the Mission leadership and assess the situation on the ground ahead of a review of uniformed personnel due to take place in the coming weeks. Full text...

  • Renowned Nigerian author, Achebe, set to release book on Biafra war
    29 november 2011 09:55:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Renowned Nigerian author, Prof. Chinua Achebe, is set to release his latest book, which will chronicle his personal experience during the 30-month civil war in Nigeria, the private Guardian newspaer reported Tuesday, quoting the book's publishers. Full text...

  • At least 21 dead in Ghana bloody road accident
    26 november 2011 17:06:21
    Tamale, Ghana (PANA) – At least 21 passengers died on Saturday morning at Savelugu, near Tamale, Ghana's Northern Region capital, when the vehicles on which they were travelling were involved in a head-on collision. Full text...

  • Senegal works on regulatory framework for voluntary service
    24 november 2011 20:43:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The government of Senegal is working towards the establishment of a legal and statutory framework for voluntary service in Senegal, the Technical Assistance Director, Papa Birama Thiam, announced at a news conference on Thursday in Dakar. Full text...

  • UN workers honour fallen colleagues
    21 november 2011 21:24:37
    New York, US (PANA) - UN workers, led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Full text...

  • Report reveals influx of illegal North African migrants in Europe
    18 november 2011 18:48:06
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The political crises in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt triggered an important increase of illegal North African migrants into Europe, according to a report issued by the European Agency of Control at the External Borders (FRONTEX) issued on Friday in Brussels. Full text...

  • Ban says economic, social disparities affect children's right
    18 november 2011 16:14:59
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Friday said that increasing economic and social disparities posed a threat to children’s rights, stressing that much more needs to be done to safeguard millions of young people around the world. Full text...

  • Migiro tasks youth on sustainable development
    17 november 2011 16:16:15
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose-Migiro on Thursday exhorted young people to use their skills and energy to encourage leaders at next year’s UN conference on sustainable development in Brazil. Full text...

  • ICC President wants more synergies between int'l justice, development
    15 november 2011 16:01:14
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Sang-Hyun Song, Tuesday called for more synergies between the spheres of international justice and development. Full text...

  • Opposition leader calls for action against famine in Mauritania
    09 november 2011 21:17:57
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian opposition leader, Ahmed Ould Daddah, on Wednesday appealed for national and international action against famine in the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian Muslims in last minute shopping for eid
    05 november 2011 20:52:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Few hours to the celebration of the muslim festival of Eid-Eil-Kabir, faithfuls of the religion in Nigeria engaged in last minute shopping, as prices of ram, transportation and other commodities such as clothes, shoes as well as condiments shot up, fueling fears that many might find it difficult to slaughter the significant animal. Full text...

  • UN human development ranking places DRC, Niger, Burundi last
    03 november 2011 17:47:14
    New York, US (PANA) - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Niger and Burundi Full text...

  • UNAMID chief greets Darfurians on Muslim holy festival
    03 november 2011 13:30:40
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The chief of the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday expressed the hope that Darfuri people would witness peace and love in their region, on the occasion of the Eid-al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice. Full text...

  • Bean meal kills seven in Ghana
    02 november 2011 15:13:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – What was to be a happy dinner for a family in northern Ghana has turned into a tragedy with seven of them dying after eating a meal prepared from beans. Full text...

  • Angolan diplomat bags title in South Korea
    31 october 2011 18:19:55
    Seoul, South Korea (PANA) - Angolan diplomat Alfredo Dombe was 28 October decorated with the title "Honorary Citizen of Seoul City", for his contributions to the co-operation between Angola and South Korea, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • UN grants US$ 9m to vulnerable people in Burundi
    25 october 2011 13:59:47
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The United Nations will make a financial package, totaling US$ 9.2 million, available to the Burundian government to help some 1.3 million people in the region who were most affected by civil war in recent years, PANA learnt from diplomatic sources here. Full text...

  • Over 0.3 million civilians fled Somalia this year
    21 october 2011 20:34:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia forced almost 320,000 Somalis to flee their country so far this year, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said Friday. Full text...

  • 10,000 houses to be built in Angolan district of Dande
    18 october 2011 12:47:18
    Caxito, Angola (PANA) - Some 10,000 houses are to be built in Angola's Dande district, in northern Bengo province, under the National Housing Programme aimed at constructing 1 million houses across the southern African nation. Full text...

  • UN calls for more investment in people to eradicate poverty
    17 october 2011 16:29:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday stressed the need for more investment in people's growth and development to effectively check poverty and its attendant consequences. Full text...

  • US State Department issues travel alert on Nigeria
    15 october 2011 18:27:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The US Department of State has warned Americans of the risks of travelling to Nigeria, advising them to avoid going to Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers and the Gulf of Guinea and the Southeastern states of Abia, Edo and Imo. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe says no condoms for prisoners
    14 october 2011 13:28:34
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's Prison Service (ZPS) said Friday it would not offer condoms to prisoners despite concerted appeals by human rights groups. Full text...

  • South Africa deports illegal Zimbabwean immigrants
    13 october 2011 12:24:19
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Hundreds of Zimbabwean deportees arrived home from South Africa Thursday, a day after Pretoria began forcible deportations of the illegal immigrants from its northern neighbour. Full text...

  • Humanitarian crisis looms in Côte d’Ivoire - Report
    11 october 2011 23:17:47
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  • Tunisian, Egyptian, Morrocan journalists undergo training on election coverage
    11 october 2011 18:29:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and The New York Times Full text...

  • Burundi magistrates plan another strike in October
    11 october 2011 17:36:22
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Judges in Burundi, who went on a 10-day work stoppage last month to demand better pay, plan to begin a fresh strike from 19 October, PANA learnt from a union source in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • UNESCO says 6.1 mln new teachers needed to attain MDG target
    05 october 2011 14:56:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Wednesday that 6.1 million more teachers are needed to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of attaining universal primary education by 2015. Full text...

  • UN official tasks nations on social concerns
    04 october 2011 16:32:44
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Sha Zukang, on Tuesday urged countries to pursue economic policies that take social considerations into account to ensure that the poor, youth, persons with disability and the elderly do not continue to bear the brunt of fiscal austerity measures and unemployment in the uncertain global economy. Full text...

  • UN Committee launches competition on slavery memorial design
    01 october 2011 17:13:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The committee tasked with building a permanent memorial at the UN headquarters in New York to honour victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade on Saturday launched a global competition for the design of the structure. Full text...

  • Famous Sudanese singer dies in Cairo (corrected)
    24 september 2011 12:18:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese singer and composer Zaydan Ibrahim died in Egypt on Saturday from liver complications, the official Sudan Radio reported. Full text...

  • Malian City of Niono to host People's Forum
    15 september 2011 22:54:23
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - About 1,200 delegates from across the globe will take part in the 10th edition of the People's Forum scheduled for 31 October to 3 November, 2011. Full text...

  • UN marks International Day of Peace
    15 september 2011 16:10:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Thursday marked the annual International Day of Peace Full text...

  • UN forum calls for greater protection for journalists
    13 september 2011 20:27:58
    New York, US (PANA) - An inter-agency forum on the safety of journalists hosted by the Paris-based UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday called for better protection for journalists and greater efforts to ensure that those who kill or intimidate them are brought to justice. Full text...

  • World Bank says 25% Congolese youth jobless
    12 september 2011 17:47:41
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The World Bank representative in Congo, Doussou Kouame, has revealed that 25 percent Congolese youth are unemployed, adding that the unemployment rate was over 40 percent when frustrated job seekers are taken into account. Full text...

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