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  • Sudan: EU worried over detained political activists in Sudan
    09 july 2014 12:15:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The EU on Wednesday expressed “deep concern” over what it called detention and conditions of opposition party leaders and student activists in the Sudan. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR reports boat tragedy off Libya coast
    09 july 2014 07:58:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said search and rescue operations are ongoing following a recent boat accident in the Mediterranean, off the Libyan coast of Tripoli. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy says West Africa facing daunting challenges, Boko Haram threat
    08 july 2014 22:45:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Said Djinnit, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, says while countries in West Africa are trying to promote development and consolidate democracy, they continue to face daunting challenges such as transnational organised crime and growing terrorist activities. Full text...

  • UN: Escalating violence in Central African Republic threatens aid delivery
    08 july 2014 22:36:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that the violence in Central African Republic (CAR) was threatening humanitarian assistance and creating major difficulties for relief workers in the field. Full text...

  • UN: Ban calls for end to 'man-made crisis' in South Sudan
    08 july 2014 22:26:28
    New York, US (PANA) - On the occasion of the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the country’s leaders to live up to the expectations of their people, lay down their arms and return immediately to negotiations to end the ongoing crisis. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Police start tracking down bomb blasts perpetrators
    08 july 2014 18:45:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s Police Force has launched a nationwide search for gangsters linked to a spate of bomb blasts that in recent weeks rocked the northern city of Arusha and left several persons injured, police sources confirmed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Highest advisory federal body raises hope on early rescue of Chibok schoolgirls
    08 july 2014 18:33:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s highest advisory body, the National Council of States (NCS), rose from its meeting in Abuja Tuesday, raising hopes of the impending release of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from the Government Secondary School (GSS) Chibok in north eastern Borno State in 14 April by Boko Haram terrorists. Full text...

  • Congo: Central African episcopal conference opens in Brazzaville
    08 july 2014 15:42:12
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The 10th plenary session of the Association of Central African episcopal conferences (ACERAC) opened here on Monday with the theme "The family in Africa today". Full text...

  • Rwanda: 5 die, 64 injured in Rwandan fire
    08 july 2014 13:48:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The fire that broke out on Monday night at the central prison of Rubavu, in North-east of Rwanda, has left five dead and 64 others injured among the detainees, according to an official death toll. Full text...

  • Togo: Togolese holding foreign passports exempt from visas
    08 july 2014 13:10:08
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Starting 21 Aug., Togolese holding foreign passports will be exempt from visas when they are travelling to the country, with the exception of those who have legally given up their Togolese nationality, the Togolese Foreign Affairs Ministry has said. Full text...

  • South Africa: Defence team wraps up case in Pistorius murder trial
    08 july 2014 13:00:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The defence team in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Tuesday wrapped up its case with Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourning until 7 August to allow both legal teams to prepare their closing arguments. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Troops kill 44 Boko Haram insurgents, capture 2 foreign mercenary fighters
    07 july 2014 18:34:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military Monday announced that it killed over 44 Boko Haram terrorists in the Borno State town of Kerenoa and its adjoining communities when Nigerian troops repelled the attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on the communities. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. says Chibok schoolgirls will soon be rescued
    07 july 2014 18:14:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government on Monday raised hopes of the rescue of the over 200 school girls abducted on the night of 14 April at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, north western Borno State, by Boko Haram terrorists, saying it is getting nearer to finding and rescuing them. Full text...

  • UN: MDGs scorecard highlights successes, gaps
    07 july 2014 17:13:06
    New York, US (PANA) - With the 2015 deadline for achieving the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) less that 550 days away, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Monday in New York launched the final push towards achieving the MDGs' targets. Full text...

  • Libya: Cairo to host confab on border security for Libya’s neighbours
    07 july 2014 17:05:30
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Mohamed Abdelaziz, announced here Monday that an international conference on the border security with Libya’s neighboring countries has been scheduled for September in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Full text...

  • Libya: Armed men release 2 of the 3 abducted foreign engineers
    07 july 2014 16:49:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Armed men have released two of the three European engineers they abducted on Saturday in the coastal city of Zouara, western Libya. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunis to host meeting on political dialogue in Libya
    07 july 2014 16:15:11
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia will on 13 and 14 July, host a meeting of Foreign Ministers of countries neighboring Libya (Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger and Tunisia), PANA learnt Monday from sources close to the Tunisian Foreign Ministry. Full text...

  • Libya: Three foreign engineers abducted in Libya
    07 july 2014 10:02:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Three European engineers working in Libya for an Italian company were abducted on Saturday in the coastal town of Zouara, Western Libya, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Sunday in a statement quoted by the Libyan media. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 63 Abducted women escape
    07 july 2014 09:26:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 63 out of about 70 women who were abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen last week have escaped from their captors in the northern state of Borno, the local media reported Monday, quoting security sources. Full text...

  • Kenya: Protect ICC witnesses, rights body urges DRC
    07 july 2014 08:52:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Congolese authorities and the International Criminal Court (ICC) must do everything in their power to ensure that three men due to be returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) do not face the death penalty or torture, Amnesty International has said. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya sends mixed signals over terror attacks
    07 july 2014 08:47:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Even though Somali terror group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for Saturday night's attack on Kenya's coastal region which left 22 people dead, the government insists the attack was carried out by a local separatist group, Mombasa Republican Council (MRC). Full text...

  • Benin: Four securty agents sacked for extortion
    06 july 2014 20:41:56
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Beninese government has ordered the sack of four security agents accused of extorting passengers at the Cotonou airport, according to a decision from the Council of Ministers. Full text...

  • UN: Refugee agency warns Sudan over forced return of Eritrean asylum seekers
    06 july 2014 19:09:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says Sudan has forced dozens of Eritrean refugees and other asylum seekers to return to their home country, warning that the recent deportations are "an act of repression" and could place the lives and liberty of those expelled at risk. Full text...

  • US/UN: Envoy deplores attacks on Somalia's parliament
    06 july 2014 17:46:24
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay has condemned Full text...

  • South Africa: TV channels airs dramatic Oscar Pistorius footage
    06 july 2014 14:03:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Lawyers for murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius have warned they will take legal action over a leaked dramatic television footage that shows him re-enacting the moment he shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Full text...

  • Kenya: Terror attacks on Kenyan coastal villages leave 22 dead
    06 july 2014 13:58:54
    Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - At least 22 people have been confirmed dead in overnight attacks in the Kenyan coastal villages of Hindi, where 65 people were killed mid-June, and in Gamba, in the Tana River Delta, Police said Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Russian tourist killed in Mombasa
    06 july 2014 13:51:45
    Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - A female Russian tourist who was shot and wounded in an attack in Fort Jesus, in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, died later in hospital Sunday, Police and medics said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military ''kills'' 53 insurgents
    06 july 2014 10:14:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military has said it killed 53 insurgents and lost six troops during an attack by the terrorists on military and police formations in Damboa town in northern Borno state on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Deputy Presiddent Ramaphosa to attend WWI ceremony
    05 july 2014 08:42:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Deputy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has flown to France to attend this weekend’s commemoration of the 98th anniversary of the battle of Delville Wood, which occurred during World War I. Full text...

  • South Africa: Cape Town hosts international mathematics olympiad
    05 july 2014 08:22:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Young mathematicians from around the world are attending the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Cape Town this weekend. It marks the first time the event is being held in Africa. Full text...

  • Mozambique: 'Pupil/teacher ratio higher than recommended figure'
    04 july 2014 22:14:50
    Namaacha, Mozambique (PANA) - The pupil/teacher ratio in Mozambique is still higher the recommended average, despite a reduction of 7% between 2010 and 2013, the Mozambican Education Minister, Augusto Jone, has said. Full text...

  • Mali: Government subsidises meat prices during Ramadan
    04 july 2014 20:54:50
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government has released FCFA 200 million to subsidise meat prices during Ramadan. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Several convicted terrorists transferred to Nouakchott prison
    04 july 2014 20:03:54
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Several jihadists sentenced to heavy prison terms for terrorist activities were on Thursday night transferred to a prison in Nouakchott, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military arrests 3 female members of Boko Haram recruiting wing
    04 july 2014 14:46:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military Friday announced the arrest of a three-member female unit of the Boko Haram terrorists who specialise in recruiting ladies into the female wing of the group. Full text...

  • Nigeria: CPJ 'alarmed' at seizure of Nigerian journo
    04 july 2014 14:26:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed shock at the abduction of a Nigerian journalist by armed men Tuesday, and warned that nothing bad should happen to him. Full text...

  • Libya: Supreme court appoints Attorney General
    04 july 2014 11:51:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya’s Supreme Court has appointed Ibrahim Anis Bechiah as acting Attorney General, the Libyan media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Home of Libyan Minister attacked
    04 july 2014 10:27:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Unidentified gunmen Thursday evening attacked the home of Libya's Minister of Culture Habib al-Amine and left him a threatening message, the Libyan press agency, LANA, quoted the Minister as saying. Full text...

  • UN: 'Number of South Sudanese sheltering at UN bases to remain high'
    03 july 2014 22:33:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says that the number of conflict-displaced persons sheltering at its bases is likely to remain high over the coming months in light of insecurity and the projected worsening of the food security situation. Full text...

  • UN: Ban says death penalty has no place in the 21st century
    03 july 2014 18:23:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, says the death penalty has no Full text...

  • UN: Envoy condemns murder of Somali parliamentarian
    03 july 2014 18:10:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission Full text...

  • Nigeria: 2 Formula 1 drivers step up "Turn Back Crime" campaign
    03 july 2014 16:54:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two of the world’s best known Formula 1 racing drivers – Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen – have added their voices to the "Turn Back Crime" campaign, Full text...

  • Senegal: Senegal to host conference on International Criminal Justice
    03 july 2014 15:27:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegal will host a conference on the theme ''International Criminal Justice, Reconciliation and Peace in Africa: the ICC and Beyond'', to be held from 10-12 July, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Army denies rebels down military helicopter
    03 july 2014 11:38:53
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese army has described as a “mere allegation” a rebel report that a military helicopter operating east of Kadugli, South Kordufan state capital, was downed by their artillery. Full text...

  • Botswana: First Braille resource centre opens
    03 july 2014 10:06:08
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Botswana Association of the Blind and Partial Sighted (BABS) has announced plans to open the country’s first resource centre for the blind. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Libyan diplomat commits suicide
    03 july 2014 08:39:26
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Investigation is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding the apparent suicide by Libya’s acting Ambassador to Tanzania Ismail Nwairat, according to Dar es Salaam Special Zone commander Suleiman Kova. Full text...

  • UN: Urgent efforts needed to avert further crises in Somalia
    02 july 2014 22:45:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director of Operations at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Mr John Ging, has warned that urgent action is needed to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian crises in Somalia, urging donors to help the country to step up its response as well as to consolidate the recent gains made. Full text...

  • Angola: SADC special force to undergo training
    02 july 2014 20:50:51
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Angolan army has presented a schedule for the training of a special force for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) aimed at enhancing security in the region. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Four soldiers killed in mine explosion in north-west Tunisia
    02 july 2014 19:27:22
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Four soldiers of the Tunisian army were killed on Wednesday in a mine explosion at Mount Wargha, near the border with Algeria, in the northwest of Tunisia. Full text...

  • Libya: Muezzin of Benghazi mosque shot dead
    02 july 2014 19:09:58
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – A muezzin of a mosque in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, was shot dead on Tuesday evening, as rockets were fired on several districts for the second consecutive night since the beginning of Ramadan, security sources said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: Ghanaian General to head UN observer mission in India, Pakistan
    02 july 2014 18:58:46
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major-General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, as the head of the UN mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan. Full text...

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