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  • Belgium: EU to give 100m Euros to Libyan national coalition govt
    12 january 2016 22:35:25
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has promised to give 100 million Euros to the Libyan national coalition government as soon as it is formed. Full text...

  • Gambia: Declaring Gambia an Islamic state threat to 1997 constitution
    12 january 2016 17:01:27
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s reference of his country as an Islamic Republic has no basis in law or religion, opposition leader Halifa Sallah said here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Composition of new Ivorian government
    12 january 2016 15:36:13
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Secretary General of the Ivorian presidency, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, on Tuesday made public the composition of the new Ivorian government which includes 36 ministers. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama defends presence of 2 former Guantanamo detainees
    12 january 2016 14:34:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday defended his government's decision to receive two detainees from Guantanamo Bay, saying they are not at risk to the population as many religious organisations, opposition political parties and civil society groups fear. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan PM ends visit to Turkey
    12 january 2016 14:27:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The chairman of the presidential council of the Libyan national reconciliation government, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Monday his official visit to Turkey where he had gone to hold discussions with the Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, and his minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, according to an official communiqué issued Tuesday by the Prime Minister’s office. Full text...

  • Ghana: 'We're not in Ghana for revenge', say former Guantanamo Bay detainees
    12 january 2016 08:37:22
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The two former Guantanamo Bay detainees, whose arrival in Ghana last week has kicked up a huge storm of anger, say that they are not in the country for revenge. Full text...

  • UN: Challenges in Mali need to be ‘urgently defeated’ – UN peacekeeping chief
    12 january 2016 05:40:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping chief on Monday warned that the peace process in the West African state of Mali remains fragile despite considerable progress, and stressed the need to urgently defeat political, security and humanitarian challenges. Full text...

  • UN: Ban lauds UN General Assembly as 'Parliament for all people’
    12 january 2016 05:39:17
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the 70th anniversary of the first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said the body has truly become the “Parliament for all people.” Full text...

  • Egypt: New Egyptian Parliament holds inaugural session
    11 january 2016 16:24:23
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Egypt's newly elected Parliament held its inaugural session Monday and chose Ali Abdelal as its Speaker. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambians abroad applaud President Lungu for allowing dual citizenship
    11 january 2016 15:55:09
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambians resident in America have commended President Edgar Lungu for fulfilling his promise to enact the Dual Citizenship law. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: President Kaboré orders audit of transition management
    11 january 2016 15:49:41
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso on Monday ordered an audit of the activities of members of the country's transition committee, who were in power for 13 months following the overthrow of President Blaise Compaoré. Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League calls for quick formation of Libyan coalition govt.
    11 january 2016 13:52:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Council of Arab League States has called for the quick completion of the formation of the national coalition government in Libya, within the framework of the deal signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, "so that it can immediately assume its responsibilities". Full text...

  • South Africa: Speaker agrees to no confidence debate on Zuma
    11 january 2016 11:11:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete on Monday agreed to allow a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, following his decision to fire respected Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Burundi will benefit from deployment of AU peacekeepers (A News analysis by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent in Kigali)
    11 january 2016 11:07:54
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - After Ugandan Minister of Defence Crispus Kiyonga stressed that there is goodwill in Burundi to accept the deployment of African Union (AU) peacekeepers, Burundian authorities have now the biggest interest in welcoming the 5,000 strong force as the only effective solution toward lasting peace in the tiny East African nation, analysts say. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Essebsi stresses respect for ruling party's values
    10 january 2016 16:23:43
    Tunis, Tunisia ( PANA ) – Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi, who is also honorary chair of the ruling Nidaa Tounes party, on Sunday called on delegates to the party's first congress in Sousse to respect the values that enabled them to succeed and the sentimental support from public opinion. Full text...

  • Libya: Italian FM expresses solidarity with Libya
    10 january 2016 14:24:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Italian Foreign Affairs minister Paolo Gentiloni has, in a telephone conversation with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, expressed solidarity with the presidential council of Libya, according to Italian media quoted by Libyan newspapers on Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: Libyan parties urged to come together under new political deal to combat terrorists
    09 january 2016 05:50:02
    New York, US (PANA) - Strongly condemning Thursday's terrorist attack on a security training centre in Zliten, Libya, and in the wake of that deadly incident and the recent attacks on the country’s oil infrastructure, the United Nations Security Council has urged all Libyan parties to join together to combat terrorist threats by implementing the recent agreement on a unity government. Full text...

  • Benin: WAEMU, ABN summits held in Cotonou
    08 january 2016 19:28:12
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Beninese President Boni Yayi Friday at the Palace of Congress in Cotonou presided over the official opening of the 19th summit of heads of state from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Full text...

  • Libya: EU offers 100-million-Euro aid to Libya’s coalition government
    08 january 2016 16:11:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The EU Senior representative for foreign affairs and common security, Federica Mogherini, Friday indicated that the EU has granted Libya 100 million Euros, saying that Europe was satisfied with the dialogue/agreement for the formation of a national unity government. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: New Burkina Faso PM promises popular govt.
    08 january 2016 13:50:29
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Appointed on Wednesday evening, the Burkinabe Prime Minister, Paul Kaba Thiéba, has pledged to form a government that will meet the expectations of the people. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ongoing racism undermines the Mandela miracle (A PANA feature by Craig Urquhart)
    08 january 2016 11:23:41
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty-two years after Nelson Mandela was swept into power on a ticket of racial reconciliation, this former land of apartheid continues to grapple with its racial demons. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in CAR hails first-round election results
    07 january 2016 22:54:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Central African Republic (CAR), Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Thursday welcomed the announcement of the results of the first round of the presidential elections in the country. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Paul Kaba Thiéba named Burkina Prime Minister
    07 january 2016 11:03:15
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso's president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has appointed Paul Kaba Thiéba as Prime Minister of the West country, national radio reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Politics: 'Ghana provides assistance to Rwandan, Yemeni, Syrian refugees'
    07 january 2016 05:42:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana has announced that it has provided assistance for the resettlement of a number of persons from Rwanda and Yemen on the request of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the US government respectively. Full text...

  • UN: UN deplores ‘deeply troubling’ hydrogen bomb test announced by DPR Korea
    07 january 2016 05:27:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations at all levels on Wednesday deplored the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling it “deeply troubling” and the UN Security Council vowing to immediately begin considering the “significant measures” it had vowed to take in the event of another nuclear test by the country. Full text...

  • UN: Top UN official in CAR meets presidential candidates
    07 january 2016 05:26:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) said on Wednesday that the top UN official in the country has met with 28 of the 30 presidential candidates in the capital, Bangui, just days after the first round of presidential and legislative elections. Full text...

  • Congo: Sassou-Nguesso calls for Congo presidential election support
    06 january 2016 18:09:22
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso on Wednesday called on the international community to support his country as it braces for its presidential election scheduled for 20 March 2016. Full text...

  • Congo: President Sassou Nguesso praises efforts made by CAR partners
    06 january 2016 16:41:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Wednesday hailed the efforts made by international partners to support Central African Republic in its political transition. Full text...

  • Senegal: Sacked minister regains post in Gambia
    06 january 2016 13:25:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has reappointed Mr. Ismaila Sanyang to his former post of Minister of Agriculture, eight days after sacking him in a minor cabinet reshuffle. Full text...

  • Libya: Kobler condemns Daech attacks on oil terminals in eastern Libya
    06 january 2016 11:36:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Libya on Wednesday strongly condemned the attacks perpetrated by Daech (Islamic State) militants against the oil terminals of Ras Lanouf and al-Sidra, in eastern Libya, in a new attempt by the terrorist organization to seize Libya's oil resources. Full text...

  • UN: UN General Assembly holds retreat for selection of new UN chief
    05 january 2016 18:11:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The 193-member UN General Assembly is to hold a three-day Full text...

  • Zambia: President assents to Zambian constitution amendment bills
    05 january 2016 17:58:24
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday signed the constitution amendment bills giving effect to a new basic law of the southern Africa country. Full text...

  • Niger: OIF validates Niger's voters’ roll
    05 january 2016 11:12:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Experts from the International Francophonie Organization (OIF), who Niger’s national independent electoral commission (CENI) charged to audit the voters’ roll, have validated the register. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir reiterates support to South Sudan
    04 january 2016 22:54:05
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir, in a meeting with the visiting South Sudanese Foreign Minister, on Monday, reiterated his country's support to South Sudan for peace and stability in the newborn nation. Full text...

  • Sudan: Iranian diplomats in Sudan served two-week notice to leave Khartoum
    04 january 2016 22:44:47
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Monday gave Iranian diplomats in the country two weeks to leave the country, following Khartoum's decision to immediately sever relations with Tehran. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kagame says US comment on his third term bidding is 'disappointing'
    04 january 2016 16:41:21
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday expressed disappointment over remarks by US State Department spokesman John Kirby condemning his intention to run for a third term. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambian President to sign Constitution Amendment Bill
    04 january 2016 15:34:04
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu is expected to sign the Constitution Amendment Bill on Tuesday at a ceremony to be witnessed by citizens from across the country’s 10 provinces at the Heroes Stadium in the capital city, Lusaka. Full text...

  • Libya: Egypt in contact with Libyan parties over political deal
    04 january 2016 12:20:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Abou Zeid, has said that Egypt is in close contact with all the stakeholders and government leaders to help facilitate and overcome the obstacles leading to the establishment of a Libyan government. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Mission warns politicians in CAR to avoid carefree statements
    04 january 2016 11:23:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Asserting that the many malfunctions observed during the 30 December 2015 presidential and legislative elections in Central African Republic (CAR) were "not enough to taint the credibility of these polls", the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) has called on candidates and political parties to avoid speech that could harm the climate of peace and cause confusion in the country before the announcement of results. Full text...

  • US: US 'deeply disappointed' at Kagame's 3rd term bid
    03 january 2016 10:47:52
    Washington, DC (PANA) - The United States has expressed its deep disappointment that Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has announced his intention to run for a third term in office. Full text...

  • Libya: UN envoy holds New Year talks to boost support for unity accord
    03 january 2016 06:34:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Libya, Martin Kobler, has held talks with a cross-section of political leaders in strife-torn Libya as the country begins 2016 with a ray of hope and the possibility of rediscovering peace in unity, a UN statement said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Opposition leader blames people's hardship on Gambia’s leadership
    02 january 2016 09:59:49
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia continues to be overwhelmed by serious challenges due to bad leadership, according to opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) leader Ousainou Darboe. Full text...

  • Libya: UNSMIL chief wishes Libyans courage to unite in peace
    02 january 2016 08:28:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Expressing optimism about the unity and peace of the Libyan nation in the new year, UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler has called on all peace-loving Libyans to embrace the recently signed Libyan Political Agreement and to support the Government of National Accord. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambian opposition leader calls for boycott of presidential events
    01 january 2016 18:41:48
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia’s opposition United Democratic Party leader Ousainou Darboe on Friday called on citizens of the West African nation to boycott all events involving President Yahya Jammeh and his family. Full text...

  • South Africa: Major fallout over jailed South African king
    01 january 2016 15:52:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Family members of the prominent AbaThembu kingdom in South Africa feuded even into the new year over the control of the kingdom following the jailing of their king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Full text...

  • Sudan: President Bashir declares another ceasefire in troubled regions
    01 january 2016 10:21:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has declared another month of ceasefire with the rebels in Darfur, South Kordufan and Blue Nile regions, as an impetus for them to rejoin a two-month-old national dialogue. Full text...

  • Gambia: Jammeh defends Gambia's Islamic State declaration
    01 january 2016 09:58:01
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh has defended his declaration of the country as an Islamic state saying he did it on the basis of the majority of the citizens being Muslims. Full text...

  • Burundi: UN envoy hails 'successful' first round of Burundi election
    01 january 2016 08:44:38
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The top United Nations official in the Central African country has said the 30 December presidential and legislative elections in the troubled country has been an "undeniable success" with a massive turnout. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges Burundi sides to engage in 'constructive dialogue'
    01 january 2016 08:27:12
    New York, US (PANA) - Hailing the resumption of talks between the Burundian parties in Entebbe, Uganda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged all sides to engage in constructive dialogue as renewed violence prompts fears of a relapse into the decades of civil war that killed tens of thousands of people. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama expresses hope for a better 2016
    31 december 2015 21:16:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's president has said that 2015 was particularly a challenging year and expressed the hope that 2016 would be a better year. Full text...

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