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  • Ethiopian military swoop on top Generals
    13 november 2018 11:31:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian military commanders, Brigadier-General Kinfe Dagnew and Major-General Tekleberhan Woldearegay, were arrested near the border with Sudan on Tuesday on suspicion of ordering crimes, including torture and rape of workers at a military enterprise, officials said. Full text...

  • Tunisian parliament approves new ministers
    13 november 2018 11:11:20
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian parliament on Monday approved the new ministers proposed by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed during his reshuffle on 5 November. Full text...

  • Gambian farmers call for empowerment
    13 november 2018 10:47:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian farmers in Nuimi District on Tuesday insisted that the new constitution in the making should empower them so that their welfare would be adequately addressed by those in authority. Full text...

  • International conference on Kimberley diamond certification process opens
    12 november 2018 18:15:11
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgian Minister of Foreign Affair Didier Reynders on Monday opened the annual conference on the Kimberly Process, an international platform to which more than 90 countries are members fighting against diamond trafficking. Full text...

  • Nouakchott to host Conference of G5 Sahel presidents on 6 December
    12 november 2018 14:49:32
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, will host a conference of heads of State of the G5 Sahel, their partners and donors, on the financing of the first phase of the organisation’s priority investment programme (PIP), over 2019-2021, reliable sources told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Villagers want new commission for Gambian health workers
    12 november 2018 11:24:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The people of Jokadou District in Gambia have called for a constitutional provision on the establishment of a Health Service Commission to tackle the country’s health problems. Full text...

  • CRC holds consultations in Gambia’s North Bank Region
    12 november 2018 11:17:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Continuing its country-wide consultation process, Gambia’s Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) on Monday held meetings in towns within the North Bank Region (NBR) of the tiny West African nation. Full text...

  • African Parliamentary Union gets new Speaker
    10 november 2018 12:49:54
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's parliament speaker, Alassane Bala Sankandé, was on Friday elected to lead the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union (UPA), PANA learnt on Saturday from parliamentary sources in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Egypt wants to strengthen cooperation with African countries during AU 2019 presidency
    10 november 2018 12:18:31
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Egyptian Prime Minister, Mustapha Madbouli, on Friday said Egypt will seek to strengthen cooperation with African countries when it assumes the AU presidency in 2019. Full text...

  • 12 Congolese seek political asylum in Mauritius
    10 november 2018 11:45:34
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Twelve Congolese, six men and six women, who fled their country between October 2016 and March 2018, are seeking political asylum in Mauritius following their appearance in a court in Port Louis, PANA learned Saturday from a judicial source. Full text...

  • Senegal and Congo sign eight cooperation agreements in Dakar
    09 november 2018 17:00:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal and Congo on Thursday signed in Dakar, eight agreements and conventions to strengthen their cooperation in Full text...

  • UN Secretary-General's Special Representative announces general elections in Libya in 2019
    09 november 2018 14:56:48
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, on Thursday announced that Libya should begin the process of organizing national elections in spring 2019, following an inclusive national conference at the beginning of the year, devoted to the conflict in the country. Full text...

  • 'Libyans express hope Palermo Conference will resolve their crisis'
    09 november 2018 14:08:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's political stakeholders, scheduled to meet in Palermo, Italy, on 12 and 13 November, have expressed the hope that the conference on Libya will represent an ultimate opportunity to find a way out of the numerous political and security crisis which have rocked the north African country for more than 7 years. Full text...

  • Togo to hold parliamentary elections on 20 December
    09 november 2018 12:26:40
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The West African state of Togo will hold parliamentary elections on 20 December, according to a decree issued on Thursday evening following the meeting of the Council of ministers. It said campaign for the election will begin on 4 December and end on 18 December. Full text...

  • Ceasefire holds in Tripoli, but core problems remain, says UN Libya mission chief
    09 november 2018 04:40:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The recent ceasefire in Libya’s capital Tripoli, brokered by the United Nations mission in the country, is holding, its head told the Security Council on Thursday, highlighting efforts to sustain the calm and help secure lasting peace. Full text...

  • Conference of Speakers of African parliaments opens in Abuja
    08 november 2018 16:36:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The 73rd Session of the Executive Committee and the 41st Conference of Speakers of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) opened Thursday in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • Landlocked Ethiopia to build inland naval base off Red Sea
    08 november 2018 13:58:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia is moving to modernise its military with immediate plans to create a naval force, a cyber security and space technology forces within its established military structures, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • 'US willing remove Sudan from list of sponsors of terrorism'
    08 november 2018 10:52:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The US Department of State says it is willing and ready to remove the name of Sudan from the list of states Washington considers as sponsors of international terrorism if Khartoum carries out further reforms. Full text...

  • Gambia’s constitution review body takes consultation to schools
    08 november 2018 10:39:51
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's Constitution Review Commission (CRC), as part of its inclusive drive of involving all citizens in the conversation on what should be or should not be included in the new constitution that is being drafted, on Thursday visited some schools in Banjul to sample students' views. Full text...

  • Somali protests after "friendly fire" kills four civilians in Mogadishu
    07 november 2018 18:46:48
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has admitted the death of civilians in Tuesday's attack in Mogadishu and promised to carry out an investigation. Full text...

  • Libya's legislative institutions set timetable for restructuring national executive authority
    07 november 2018 18:40:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's House of Representatives (Parliament) and the High Council of State have agreed on a timetable for restructuring the country's executive authority, which should start on 18 November and end on 11 December 2018, according to a report published Wednesday by al-Wassat daily. Full text...

  • EU provides €58 million in humanitarian aid to the Sahel and Central African Republic
    07 november 2018 17:07:13
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union has allocated 58 million euros for urgent humanitarian aid to the Sahel countries and Central African Republic (CAR), a European Commission statement said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Morocco ready for direct dialogue with Algerian authorities on bilateral issues
    07 november 2018 16:26:26
    Rabat Morocco (PANA) - King Mohammed VI has said Morocco is ready for direct dialogue with Algeria to overcome bilateral disputes. Full text...

  • Cameroonian President Biya sworn for 7th term
    06 november 2018 19:13:23
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - President Paul Biya, elected for a 7th term to lead Cameroon, was sworn in Yaoundé on Tuesday in the National Assembly at a ceremony that was witnessed by several dignitaries. Full text...

  • Buhari meets with UK's Prince Charles in Abuja
    06 november 2018 17:24:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Full text...

  • Buhari congratulates Cameroonian President on inauguration
    06 november 2018 15:38:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday congratulated Cameroonian President Paul Biya, on his inauguration Tuesday for another term of office following his victory in the 7 October, 2018, presidential election. Full text...

  • Algeria to attend Palermo conference on Libya
    06 november 2018 15:04:46
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algeria will take part in an international conference in Palermo, Italy, on the crisis in Libya, organized by Italian authorities, said the Algerian Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, on Monday during a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart, Giuseppe Conte, who is visiting Algiers. Full text...

  • Libyan FM, Romanian Consul discuss relations between both countries
    06 november 2018 14:53:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Ways to enhance relations between Libya and Romania was the focus of discussion when the Libyan Foreign Minister of the National Unity Government, Mohamed Taher Siala, received the Romanian Consul in Libya, Theodore Melishcano, in Tripoli on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libyan Presidential Council Chief visits Misrata, 2 years after ISIS' expulsion
    06 november 2018 14:29:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - For the first time since elements of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) were uprooted in December 2016, the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Tuesday arrived in Misrata, 220 km east of Tripoli, for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in the city. Full text...

  • Zambian President Lungu fires Works and Supply Minister
    06 november 2018 14:07:53
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu, has fired his Minister of Works and Supply, Felix Mutati. Full text...

  • Tunisian president disagrees with PM over cabinet reshuffle
    06 november 2018 10:28:38
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The spokesperson for the Tunisian presidency, Saïda Garrach, says that president Beji Caid Essebsi disagrees with the cabinet reshuffle carried out on Monday by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed. Full text...

  • Algerian and Italian heads of government consult in Algiers
    05 november 2018 18:11:46
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and the President of Italy's Council of Ministers, Giuseppe Conte, on Monday held official talks in Algiers on wide ranging issues, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Chinese FM pledges support for Africa's push for UN Security Council seats
    05 november 2018 15:44:18
    Shanghai, China (PANA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, has pledged his country's support to Africa's push for the reform of the United States Security Council. Full text...

  • Libya to work for release of abducted South Korean national
    05 november 2018 11:51:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of foreign affairs of the government of national accord, Mohamed Eltaher Hamouda Sayala, on Monday reassured South Korea that the Libyan government will work to get its national abducted in July in the south of the country released. Full text...

  • Togo, Ghana meet for delimitation of maritime border
    05 november 2018 11:12:52
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese and Ghanaian national maritime border commission held a two-day meeting at the weekend in Lomé for a negotiated maritime border between the two countries, sources told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Gabonese opposition Jean Ping insists he won the 2016
    03 november 2018 17:53:20
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The losing candidate for Gabon's presidential election in August 2016, Jean Ping, on Saturday insisted that he won that election. Full text...

  • OIC strongly condemns attack on Coptic Christian bus in Egypt
    03 november 2018 17:29:46
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - The Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in the province of Minya, south of Egypt, which left seven dead and several wounded. Full text...

  • Sudan denounces renewal of US State of Emergency on the country
    03 november 2018 15:37:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Foreign Ministry has deplored renewal by United States President Donald Trump of the State of Emergency on Sudan. Full text...

  • International court rejects Saif Gaddafi call to drop arrest warrant
    03 november 2018 03:55:59
    Th Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - A call by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi ­– son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and de facto Prime Minister of the country during the time of his father’s rule – for an international arrest warrant against him to be ruled inadmissible, was rejected by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President Aziz receives Moroccan foreign minister
    02 november 2018 19:36:18
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Friday received in audience the Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and International cooperation, Nasser Bourita, special envoy of King Mohamed VI, the official media said. Full text...

  • Libyans resident in Tunisia urged to report maltreatment to consular services
    02 november 2018 14:31:02
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Reconciliation has asked Libyans resident in Tunisia to report to their consulate in Sfax, "any harassment or maltreatment suffered in the hands of their hosts". Full text...

  • Tunisian PM expresses satisfaction with Algerian cooperation
    02 november 2018 11:54:33
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Algeria and Tunisia have made significant strides on cooperation and coordination in the military and security domains in efforts to fight against terrorism and its eradication. Full text...

  • As South Sudan celebrates, UN envoy cites trust as future ‘key ingredient’
    02 november 2018 00:13:21
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Thousands of elated citizens gathered in South Sudan’s capital of Juba on Wednesday to celebrate an agreement signed in September between the President and his former deputy, which it is hoped will finally end years of brutal conflict across the world’s youngest country, the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday. Full text...

  • ‘Stand-off’ between Somalia’s federal, state authorities could ‘paralyse’ progress – UN envoy
    01 november 2018 18:47:15
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Ongoing tensions between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the country’s state authorities were centre stage, as the United Nations top envoy for the country visited the South West State on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Buhari says Nigeria welcomes stronger relations with countries
    01 november 2018 17:32:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said that Nigeria welcomes further strengthening of relations with countries, especially in the areas of agriculture and trade. Full text...

  • Burkinabe President Kabore to attend 3rd African Week at European Parliament
    01 november 2018 13:50:12
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Burkina Faso president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, is expected in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday for a working visit during which he will take part in the 3rd African Week, organised at the European Parliament by the group of Socialists and Democrats. Full text...

  • Journalists to set up network for professional reporting of elections in ECOWAS region
    01 november 2018 08:41:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Participants of a two-day media workshop organised by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) have agreed to set up a Network to foster information/experience sharing and coordination of professional reporting of elections for the entrenchment of democracy in West Africa. Full text...

  • Security Council extends mandate of UN peace mission in Western Sahara by six months
    01 november 2018 04:34:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, extended the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), until 30 April next year, a UN statement said. Full text...

  • Nigeria assures China it will implement agreed initiatives
    31 october 2018 13:25:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government has assured the Chinese government that it will implement the 2018 Forum for China African Cooperation (FOCAC) initiatives as a framework for strengthening Nigeria-China relations and Africa in general. Full text...

  • Nigeria's president Buhari congratulates Brazilian president-elect
    31 october 2018 11:40:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated Mr Jair Bolsonaro on his victory in Brazil’s presidential election run-off on Sunday. Full text...

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