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  • Libya: Former PM still refuses to hand over power
    01 june 2014 10:50:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Governance in Libya appears to be in limbo as former Libyan Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, on Saturday reaffirmed his refusal to hand over power to Ahmed Maitigue, who was elected by the National General Congress (NGC, Parliament). Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia, Morocco sign 23 cooperation agreements
    01 june 2014 10:38:43
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia and Morocco have signed 23 cooperation agreements on the occasion of the three-day official visit to Tunisia by King Mohamed VI of Morocco, which began on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma salutes Mutharika on Malawi election victory
    01 june 2014 10:30:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma, has congratulated Peter Mutharika, on his successful election as president-elect of Malawi, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges continued calm in Malawi
    31 may 2014 16:35:39
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties in Malawi to continue to call for calm among their supporters and to work together to consolidate democracy in the country following the declaration of the results of a controversial presidential election. Full text...

  • Malawi: Mutharika sworn in as President, as Banda concedes (Correcting inauguration date)
    31 may 2014 15:20:23
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Africa's second female President Joyce Banda, smarting from a crushing defeat at the hands of her predecessor's younger brother, grudgingly conceded defeat Saturday after failing to nullify the electoral process. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya pleads for regional strategy to fight terrorism
    31 may 2014 10:44:56
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz has called on the country's neighbouring states to do more to establish a regional strategy to fight and eradicate terrorism from the region. Full text...

  • Senegal: African countries tasked on improving quality of governance
    31 may 2014 09:22:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - African countries have been urged to take measures to improve the quality of governance and public administration in the continent. Full text...

  • Ghana: 'No ECOWAS troops for Nigeria yet'
    31 may 2014 08:15:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - ECOWAS leaders say they have not taken a decision to send troops to Nigeria to help the country to fight the Boko Haram terrorist group, PANA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Senegal: AI says 'gold rush' in Senegal violates rights of communities
    30 may 2014 22:31:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International has said the "Gold Rush" in Senegal violates the human rights of communities. Full text...

  • Libyan: Libyans demonstrate in support of General Haftar
    30 may 2014 21:14:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyans staged massive demonstrations on Friday evening across the country in support of the military operation led by retired General Khalifa Haftar to "rid the country of terrorists and extremists". Full text...

  • Tunisia: Morocco's King Mohamed begins three-day visit to Tunisia
    30 may 2014 20:46:05
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Morocco’s King Mohamed VI, arrived on Friday in Tunisia for a three-day official visit during which several bilateral agreements are expected to be signed, sources told PANA in the Tunisian capital. Full text...

  • Mali: President IBK names new chief of staff
    30 may 2014 18:19:58
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita, Thursday appointed former international civil servant, Mohamed Alhousseyni Touré, as chief of staff of the Malian presidency with a cabinet rank, sources close to the Malian presidency indicated here Friday. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS leaders open meeting to discuss security threats in Nigeria, Mali
    30 may 2014 17:09:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A one-day extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened in Accra on Friday afternoon with a call for urgent action to stop a small group of selfish people from derailing the progress of the people. Full text...

  • US: UN envoy in South Sudan stepping down after three years
    30 may 2014 15:44:21
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms. Hilde Johnson, Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), announced on Friday that she is stepping down from her post in July after leading the world body’s efforts in the country for nearly three years. Full text...

  • Malawi: One killed, 3 police officers injured in post-election violence
    30 may 2014 15:19:13
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - One person has been confirmed dead while three police officers were injured, one of them seriously, when irate people held violent demonstrations in the southern resort district of Mangochi Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament condemns outgoing PM's refusal to hand over to successor
    30 may 2014 12:53:31
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan National General Congress (NGC), the country’s highest parliamentary and political authority, has condemned the refusal by outgoing Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni to respect its decisions by handing power over to newly-elected Prime Minister Ahmed Maitigue. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: ECOWAS military depot to boost rapid response to conflicts - VP
    30 may 2014 09:46:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The military depot being built by ECOWAS in Sierra Leone will boost the region's rapid military response to conflicts, ECOWAS Commission Vice President Toga McIntosh said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mali: New defence minister, soldier by profession and tough man
    29 may 2014 20:17:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The man the Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita has named as Minister of Defence and Former Combatants, retired Colonel Ba Daou, was a soldier by profession and a tough man. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council extends UN missions in Abyei, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia
    29 may 2014 19:36:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday extended the UN peacekeeping force in Abyei, an area contested by Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the missions assisting Guinea-Bissau and Somalia with their efforts to advance stability, security and development. Full text...

  • Libya: Algeria hosts consultations on Libyan crisis
    29 may 2014 17:37:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Algerian ministry of foreign affairs says that experts have been charged of implement issues discussed on Wednesday in a meeting held in Algiers aimed at resuming the “unofficial” talks on the Libyan crisis, the Libyan media reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Malawi: More drama in Malawi elections as judge disqualifies self in decider case
    29 may 2014 15:17:47
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The release of the results of Malawi's long-overdue May 20 elections results remains uncertain as the judge who was supposed to give direction has recused himself. Full text...

  • Libya: AU to cooperate with Arab League to resolve Libyan crisis
    29 may 2014 10:20:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has expressed its determination to cooperate with the Arab League and Libya's neighbours to help resolve the political crisis in this North African country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria marks low-key Democracy Day
    29 may 2014 10:12:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Amid worsening terrorist attacks and the continued disappearance of over 200 school girls, Nigeria Thursday (29 May) marked Democracy Day, commemorating that day in 1999 when the military handed over power to a democratically-elected government. Full text...

  • Libya: Govt calls on citizens to denounce extremist groups
    29 may 2014 07:11:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Government Wednesday called on its citizens to denounce the extremist groups in the country and to stay united to face these groups. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ruling party marks 23 years in power
    29 may 2014 06:51:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia's ruling People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) marked its 23rd anniversary in power Wednesday, insisting on the strides the East African state has made since toppling the Marxist regime of Mengistu Hailemariam. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS chair Mahama calls meeting to discuss Boko Haram
    28 may 2014 21:14:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama, has called a one-day extraordinary meeting in Accra on Friday to discuss a number of issues including the Boko Haram threat in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Libya: Government condemns attack against guards at PM's office
    28 may 2014 20:03:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has strongly condemned Tuesday night's attack by armed groups against a security unit in charge of protecting the Prime Minister’s office. Full text...

  • Malawi: Results of controversial election out Friday
    28 may 2014 19:42:02
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will announce the results of last Tuesday's closely-fought election on Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal: New Guinea-Bissau president visits Senegal
    28 may 2014 15:03:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Guinea Bissau president-elect, José Mario Vaz, Tuesday began a private visit to Senegal, where he conferred with his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall, according to the Senegalese national television. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 policemen killed near Libyan Interior minister' residence
    28 may 2014 14:49:38
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Four policemen were shot dead by an armed group Tuesday night near the residence of the Interior minister, Lotfi Ben Jeddou, in Kasserine, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Libya: US asks nationals to leave Libya
    28 may 2014 12:15:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The US has called on its nationals in Libya to leave the north African country immediately because of the “unstable and unforeseeable” security situation there, the Libyan media reported Wednesday, quoting the US State department. Full text...

  • Mali: New Defence Minister appointed
    28 may 2014 12:08:02
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Retired Maj-Col. Bâ Daou has been appointed Mali's Minister of Defence, replacing Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga, the Malian presidency announced Tuesday evening. Full text...

  • US: US re-states commitment to partnership with Ethiopia
    28 may 2014 08:46:27
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has re-stated its commitment to forging a stronger partnership with Ethiopia, on the occasion of the African nation's independence anniversary being marked Wednesday (28 May). Full text...

  • US: US lifts all restrictions on Madagascar
    28 may 2014 08:31:44
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - The US has lifted all remaining restrictions on direct assistance to the Government of Madagascar, following the African nation's successful 2013 polls and the installation of a new government earlier this year, the State Department has announced. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia, Algeria agree cooperation on border security
    27 may 2014 21:39:40
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia and Algeria on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement on security of their border, war against terrorism and drug trafficking. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Nationwide consultation launched to set development priorities
    27 may 2014 21:33:39
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia, in collaboration with the United Nations, on Tuesday began a workshop to set its development choices, which will be included in the UN agenda that outlines the main areas for development for 2015-2030. Full text...

  • US: UN, international partners call for resolution of Somali political crisis
    27 may 2014 20:47:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN, European Union (EU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday issued a joint appeal for a resolution of the political crisis in Somalia, saying that they stand ready to hold to account anyone who poses an obstacle to progress in the Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

  • Libya: Government condemns attack against residence of Prime minister
    27 may 2014 20:26:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government on Tuesday condemned the attack against the residence of the new Libyan Prime minister, Ahmed Maitigue, describing it as criminal act. Full text...

  • Burunfi: 'UN willing to help Burundi hold free and fair elections'
    27 may 2014 20:07:41
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The United Nations is prepared to help Burundi hold free and fair elections next year, the president of the “Burundi Configuration” within the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, Paul Seger, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Moroccan King to visit Tunisia 30 May
    27 may 2014 16:17:39
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, is expected in Tunisia Friday for an official visit, at the invitation of the Tunisian President, Moncef Marzouki, PANA learnt Tuesday from official sources here. Full text...

  • Belgium: Roundtable to mobilise funds for Tunisia holds soon
    27 may 2014 12:58:58
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The ''Friends of Tunisia'' are preparing a roundtable aimed at mobilising much-needed funds for the country, at the initiative of France and Germany, PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libya: EU urges Libyan parties to make 'tough decisions' to end crisis
    27 may 2014 12:38:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has called on the Libyan parties to make tough decisions and concessions towards ending the crisis that has bogged the country down since the end of the 2011 uprising. Full text...

  • Tunisia: President to visit four African countries
    26 may 2014 21:42:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, on Monday announced that he will in June visit four African countries to strengthen his country's ties with them. Full text...

  • Malawi: Announcement of election results to be deferred
    26 may 2014 20:08:33
    Blantyre, Malawi, (PANA) - The Malawi Electoral Commission will seek a 30-day extension of the eight-day deadline for announcing the results of last Tuesday's election due to discrepancies in the number of voters in the electoral register and the number of those who actually voted. Full text...

  • Congo: Opposition to fight Nguesso's 3rd-term presidential bid
    26 may 2014 18:07:25
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Opposition parties in Congo on Sunday established a platform, called "the citizen's movement for the respect of rule of law", with which they will fight against any amendment to the 2002 constitution which will enable President Denis Sassou Nguesso to stand as candidate for a third-term in 2016, according to local media reports on Monday. Full text...

  • Togo: New political party, the 104th, emerges in Togo
    26 may 2014 14:18:11
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Electoral officials have registered a new political party in Togo, the Togolese Party (PT), formed by Alberto Olympio, a young trader and computer expert living abroad, PANA learnt Monday from official sources here. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU peace body makes good progress on paperwork
    26 may 2014 14:07:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has made good progress in defining an Africa-wide peace agenda but its impact has not been felt in ensuring stability in its decade-long existence, critics said Sunday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma’s new Cabinet sworn in
    26 may 2014 13:55:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng Monday administered the oath of office on the Deputy President as well as the Ministers and Deputy Ministers as announced by President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges calm, respect for election results tallying process in Malawi
    25 may 2014 15:02:08
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has called on all candidates, Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan FM seeks support to rebuild stable, modern country
    25 may 2014 14:25:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan foreign affairs minister, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, has said that with its strategic position, level of civilisation and huge natural resources, Libya should not become an unstable country, bound for failure, calling on the international community to help the north African nation meet the aspirations of its citizens for modern, stable and developed country. Full text...

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