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  • UN: Civil society invited to submit questions for UN Secretary-General candidates
    08 march 2016 19:56:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, has invited civil society organisations from different parts of the world to submit questions, which will be asked those aspiring to become the next UN Secretary-General during the UN General Assembly dialogues with them. Full text...

  • South Africa: Calls for Zuma's allies to be summoned to Parliament
    08 march 2016 12:46:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday called on the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises to ensure that members of the influential Gupta family are summoned to Parliament to answer for what appears to be the undue influence they enjoy over President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya condemns Tunisia terrorist attacks
    08 march 2016 11:23:15
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan acting government has "strongly condemned" Monday’s terrorist attack against a barracks in Ben Guerdane, southwestern Tunisia, and offered support and solidarity with the Tunisian government in its fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Benin: PM Zinsou, businessman Talon to contest Benin's presidential runoff
    08 march 2016 10:02:45
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The second round of Benin's presidential election will be between Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou and businessman Patrice Talon, according to provisional results announced early on Tuesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan President Kagame to visit Guinea, Senegal
    08 march 2016 09:34:32
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan president Paul Kagame begins a two nation West African tour on Tuesday that will take him to Guinea and Senegal, reliable sources disclosed in Kigali. Full text...

  • Algeria: Ban draws attention to 'unacceptable' plight of Sahrawi refugees
    07 march 2016 07:12:59
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Calling to alleviate the plight of Sahrawi refugees in Algeria who are dealing with an “unacceptable situation,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the parties to the Western Sahara conflict have not made any real progress in the negotiations towards a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution. Full text...

  • Algeria: Ban highlights Algeria's 'great progress' after 2007 terrorist attacks
    07 march 2016 06:59:07
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Visiting Algeria for the second time as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said great progress has been made in the country since terrorist attacks in 2007 devastated UN Headquarters in Algiers, while underlining “alarming” developments in Libya that could amount to war crimes. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana celebrates 59th independence anniversary
    06 march 2016 16:34:22
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana on Sunday celebrated its 59th independence anniversary with the country's president John Dramani Mahama calling on his people to sacrifice for the children of today to inherit a peaceful future. Full text...

  • Nigeria: "We will not tolerate demand for the creation of Biafra" - President Buhari
    06 march 2016 13:25:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari, has warned that Nigeria will not tolerate the revived agitation for Biafra, dismissing those canvassing the creation of Biafra from Nigeria as jokers who are simply toying with the nation’s security. Full text...

  • UN: UN, partners pledge support for president-elect of CAR
    05 march 2016 06:56:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations on Friday, in a joint statement with other multilateral organizations, welcomed the final results of the second round of the presidential elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) announced earlier this week, congratulating President-elect Faustin-Archange Touadéra. Full text...

  • Brussels: Senior EU Official in Morocco over poor EU-Moroccan relations
    04 march 2016 15:24:42
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) Senior representative for foreign policy and Security, Federica Mongherini, began a visit to Morocco Friday in an attempt to resolve the disagreement in relations between Morocco and the Union, PANA reported, quoting an official EU communiqué. Full text...

  • Mauritania: UN Secretary General arrives in Nouakchott
    04 march 2016 12:55:12
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, arrived in Nouakchott Thursday for a two-day working visit to Mauritania, official sources said on Friday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Security expert calls for ‘effective preventive action’ in Libya
    04 march 2016 11:03:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The trajectory of instability and terrorism in Libya will determine the future of North Africa and could affect the entire Mediterranean rim, possibly for decades, South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said Thursday, warning that time was running out for effective preventive action. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana to celebrate 59th independence anniversary on Sunday
    04 march 2016 10:01:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana marks its 59th independence anniversary on Sunday but top on the minds of citizens is presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for 7 December. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief praises Burkina Faso for consolidating democracy
    03 march 2016 18:53:26
    New York, US (PANA) - "Burkina Faso is making a solid comeback," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday, praising the Burkinabe government and people for their perseverance Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana vows to remain firm on its foreign policy
    03 march 2016 15:57:23
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has dismissed disparaging remarks cast by opposition politicians on the execution of the country’s foreign policy. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana supports UN sanctions on North Korea
    03 march 2016 15:52:14
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has put its weight behind the unanimous decision by the United Nations Security Council to adopt additional tougher sanctions against the rogue regime of North Korea. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Malagasy President to be chief guest at Mauritius National Day
    03 march 2016 11:11:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The President of the Republic of Madagascar Mr Hery Rajaonarimampianina will be the chief guest of the Government of Mauritius at celebrations marking the 48th Independence Day of Mauritius on 12 March 2016 in Port-Louis, official sources told PANA on Thursday in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • UN: Libya 'needs to move ahead now, or risk division and collapse,' - UN envoy
    03 march 2016 07:30:04
    New York, US (PANA) - Libya needs to move ahead now or risk division and collapse, the top United Nations official in the country has warned the UN Security Council, while presenting the latest report on political and humanitarian developments. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Burundian appointed secretary-general of East African Community
    02 march 2016 15:45:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The acting Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration at the East African Community (EAC) secretariat, Liberat Mfumukeko, has been appointed secretary-general of the regional body for a five-year term, replacing Rwandan Richard Sezibera, official sources told PANA on Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN, AU appoint new Deputy Special Representative for UNAMID
    02 march 2016 15:37:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as their Deputy Joint Special Representative for the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan, commonly known as UNAMID. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana, Turkey sign MOUs
    02 march 2016 08:56:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana and Turkey have signed four agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) aimed at boosting relations between them. Full text...

  • South Africa: Motion to have Zuma impeached fails
    01 march 2016 16:58:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma who is reeling following a series of high-profile political scandals, on Tuesday faced a two-pronged attack in the Gauteng High Court where his corruption case was heard and in Parliament where legislators voted on an impeachment order against him. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana, Zimbabwe condemn instabilities in Africa
    01 march 2016 16:37:36
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana and Zimbabwe have expressed concern over the continued instability in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the political impasse in Lesotho. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU leaders champion steady progress in Burundi crisis
    01 march 2016 13:24:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An African Union (AU) Heads of State mission, led by South African President Jacob Zuma, has made steady progress in unlocking the Burundi political crisis after a working visit there where it held talks with the key stakeholders in the crisis engulfing the fragile Central African state. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC leaders hold 17th ordinary summit in Tanzania
    01 march 2016 11:39:29
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) – Leaders of the five partner states of the East African Community (EAC) are due to hold their 17th ordinary summit in Arusha on Wednesday with the admission of South Sudan into the bloc featuring on the agenda of their one-day meeting. Full text...

  • Ghana: Turkish president Erdoğan arrives in Ghana
    01 march 2016 08:12:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in Accra on Monday night for a two-day official visit during which he will hold talks with his host John Dramani Mahama. Full text...

  • South Sudan: South Sudan troops miss Juba deployment deadline
    29 february 2016 19:21:08
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - South Sudanese former rebel forces were likely to miss a key deadline to deploy into Juba, the South Sudanese capital on 1 March, due to a delay in obtaining permission to move arms into the Ethiopian territory for eventual airlift to Juba and ground transport for the troops. Full text...

  • UN: UN to hold dialogues with candidates for UN Secretary-General position
    29 february 2016 18:16:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN General Assembly will hold informal dialogues with Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma to face court case and impeachment vote on Tuesday
    29 february 2016 09:45:23
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma is gearing himself for a tumultuous day in Tuesday with the Gauteng High Court addressing his corruption case and Parliament voting on an impeachment order against him. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges all involved in Comoros electoral process to refrain from violence
    29 february 2016 06:24:52
    New York, US (PANA) - With the provisional results being released after a slate of elections in Comoros, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the candidates and all the other actors and institutions involved in the electoral process to play by the rules and refrain from the use of violence. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council extends UNIOGBIS mandate in Guinea-Bissau
    27 february 2016 08:23:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, for an additional 12 months so that it can continue to assist the country in its path towards peace and reform. Full text...

  • Senegal: Saharawi Republic marks 40th anniversary
    26 february 2016 18:07:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) will Saturday celebrate the 40th anniversary of its proclamation of independence with festivities to be held at Tindouf in Algeria. Full text...

  • UN: Race for next UN secretary-general hots up
    26 february 2016 14:47:10
    New York, (PANA) - The race for the next UN secretary-general is taking shape, with six official candidates showing interest to succeed Ban Ki-moon and become the ninth UN chief, PANA in New York reports. Full text...

  • Sudan: Will others follow suit after South Africa pulls out of Darfur? (News analysis by Anaclet Rwegayura, PANA Editor)
    25 february 2016 15:32:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on Wednesday that he had decided to withdraw the 800-odd South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops from the hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan, has raised doubt that South Africa could be retreating before the war is over. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama reiterates determination for prudent financial management
    25 february 2016 15:07:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's president John Mahama on Thursday reiterated his government's determination to continue with prudent financial management and end over expenditure in election year for which the country has become notorious. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Magufuli hails Museveni’s re-election in Uganda
    25 february 2016 08:18:08
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli has sent a congratulatory message to Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni following his re-election on 18 February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation said in a statement released in Dar es Salaam on Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: UN envoy urges formal launch of national unity government
    25 february 2016 06:41:36
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations envoy for Libya has called for an immediate step to formalize the parliamentary approval of a national unity Government, as its launch is vital to peace and stability in this post-conflict country. Full text...

  • Sudan: Consultative committee to discuss UNAMID exit from Darfur
    24 february 2016 17:44:24
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's Foreign Affairs ministry disclosed Wednesday that a high political consultative committee will meet at the United Nations headquarters in New York next month to discuss the exit strategy for the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) from Sudan. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria salutes Museveni over election victory
    24 february 2016 07:41:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday saluted Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni on his election victory. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN concerned over opposition arrests, use of force since elections
    24 february 2016 05:32:28
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations human rights office has expressed concern over the “tense” post-election situation in Uganda, following reports that at least two people have been killed and an unknown number of people injured, heavy military and police forces deployed in the streets of Kampala, and the arrests of four opposition leaders since last Thursday’s elections. Full text...

  • Sudan: Saudi Arabia leads campaign against US economic sanctions on Sudan
    23 february 2016 12:45:57
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Saudi Arabia has reaffirmed that it is leading diplomatic efforts to end US economic sanction on the Sudan, one of its important allies in the Coalition seeking to end the Haothi rebel presence in Yemen. Full text...

  • Burundi: Ban begins Burundi visit
    22 february 2016 21:19:43
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived on Monday in Bujumbura, capital of Burundi, for an official visit during which is expected to meet President Pierre Nkurunziza and other actors in support of ongoing UN efforts at resolving Burundi’s political crisis. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Will Ban Ki-moon's visit to Burundi make positive headway on current unrest? (News analysis by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent, Kigali)
    22 february 2016 18:22:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A two-day visit by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to Burundi is likely to bring out once again, leaders in Bujumbura’s reluctance to take part in joining international efforts dedicated to end the East African country's political crisis that has left several hundred people killed since the higly-contested presidential election. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mbeki defends Pretoria's stance towards Zimbabwe
    22 february 2016 16:10:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In the latest in the series of weekly essays aimed at “setting the record straight” during his administration, former President Thabo Mbeki on Monday again defended his “quiet diplomacy” towards Zimbabwe and reiterated dramatic claims that the British government planned to remove Robert Mugabe by force. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC names new Special Representative in CAR
    21 february 2016 11:27:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has appointed Mr. Mohamed EL Hacen Lebatt of Mauritania as the Commission’s new Special Representative for Central African Republic (CAR) and Head of the AU Mission (MISAC) in the country following the resignation of Major General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko. Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes preparations for Comoros elections
    21 february 2016 07:17:29
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the progress made by the people of the Comoros in preparations for presidential elections and polls for island governors on Sunday. Full text...

  • Uganda: Opposition leader urges Africa solidarity after ‘fraudulent’ polls
    20 february 2016 16:36:34
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye on Saturday called for international solidarity with Uganda after the Electoral Commission declared incumbent President Yoweri Museveni’s re-elected with a 60% vote majority against his 35%. Full text...

  • Uganda: EU observes state intimidation, ballot stuffing in Uganda poll
    20 february 2016 16:31:28
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has cited the Ugandan Electoral Commission for its lack of independence and the state intimidation of political rivals as key factors that affected transparent, free and fair conduct of the Presidential elections in Uganda. Full text...

  • Uganda: Museveni wins poll, secures fifth term
    20 february 2016 14:55:44
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won his country's presidential elections for the fifth time with 5.6 million votes (60.75%), compared to the 3.5 million votes secured by his detained challenger Kizza Besigye, in an election marred by irregularities and violent arrest of opponents. Full text...

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