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  • Nigeria president Buhari tells top Army commanders to end Boko Haram threats
    29 november 2018 07:28:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military to eliminate all threats of Boko Haram, declaring that the war against terrorism must be won. Full text...

  • Cape Town to host next International Jazz Day
    28 november 2018 17:57:41
    Paris, France (PANA) - The next edition of the 2020 International Jazz Day will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, for its first celebration in an African city, UNESCO said. Full text...

  • Nigerian Army foils Boko Haram invasion of community in northeast
    28 november 2018 17:09:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops repelled Boko Haram terrorists’ attack in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno state in the northeast of the country. Full text...

  • Buhari summons emergency meeting of Lake Chad Basin Commission countries
    28 november 2018 17:02:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday called a consultative meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to be held Thursday in N’Djamena, Chad. Full text...

  • 26 Senegalese villages get drinking water
    28 november 2018 13:35:32
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - Twenty-six villages in Casamance, southern Senegal, have been connection to the drinking water network, thanks to the support of the Italian NGO, Rural Cooperation in Africa and Latin America (ACRA), according to a PANA report. Full text...

  • Beyoncé salutes Nelson Mandela
    28 november 2018 13:25:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Beyoncé has penned a moving tribute to former world statesman Nelson Mandela ahead of her performance at a concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, to celebrate his legacy. Full text...

  • Global Counter-Terrorism Forum addresses threats in West Africa
    28 november 2018 13:11:26
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The need to strengthen the capacity of West African countries to deal with terrorism has been the central focus of the second session of the Global Counter-Terrorism Working Group which continued on Wednesday in Algiers. Full text...

  • Sexual violence rampant in Kenya's 2017 General Elections - Report
    28 november 2018 09:58:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Sexual violence was extensively used as a tool of conflict during the 2017 General Elections, a Kenya National Human Rights Commission (KNHRC) report released on Wednesday says. Full text...

  • ‘Dire consequences’ for a million children in the Middle East, North Africa, as funding dwindles
    28 november 2018 03:11:22
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Amidst a US$33 million funding shortfall, plunging temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa pose a major threat to children in the region, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. Full text...

  • G5 Sahel countries plan joint police force to meet needs of member countries
    27 november 2018 19:26:31
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The G5 Sahel Joint Force Assistance Coordination Conference was held Tuesday in Niamey to highlight the support of technical and financial partners for the operationalization of the joint police force component and respond in a coordinated, effective and inclusive way to the needs expressed by the five G5 Sahel states. Full text...

  • Italy, Sweden contribute to Sudan's reintegration programme for demobilised soldiers
    27 november 2018 18:39:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Hundreds of Sudanese former military and rebel elements will receive rehabilitation thanks to funds and training provided by Italy and Sweden, the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported on Tuesday. Full text...

  • South African rap legend's former lover dies
    27 november 2018 11:55:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Exactly one month after South African music legend Jabulani Hip Hop Pantsula took his own life, the mother of his only child has died. Full text...

  • European Drug Addiction Prevention Project to be implemented in Mauritian schools
    27 november 2018 08:55:06
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius will implement the European Drug Addiction Prevention Project in January 2019 on a pilot basis. Full text...

  • UN Somali mission head condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Mogadishu, Galkayo
    27 november 2018 03:35:09
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The top United Nations official in Somalia has “strongly condemned” terrorist attacks in the north-central city of Galkayo and in the Somali capital on Monday, which left a prominent cleric and a number of other civilians dead. Full text...

  • EU expresses concern over 821 million starving people worldwide
    26 november 2018 20:01:26
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - While recognising that some countries continue to make good progress to address food and nutrition insecurity and chronic child malnutrition, the European Council on Monday said it is extremely concerned that global hunger has been on the rise for the past three years, with 821 million people suffering from hunger and malnutrition. Full text...

  • Zambian President Lungu hosts Prince Harry of Britain
    26 november 2018 17:32:33
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday held private talks with visiting British Prince Harry at State House in Lusaka. Full text...

  • UN agency reports 9.6 million people severely food-insecure in Southern Africa
    26 november 2018 16:50:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The number of severely food insecure people in Southern Africa rose to an estimated 9.6 million at the start of the lean season (October 2018 to April 2019), due to an increase of 1.1 million people in Malawi, the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the UN Humanitarian Agency reported Monday. Full text...

  • Cameroon Bar Association has a new president
    26 november 2018 15:48:31
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Me Tchakounté Patie Charles has been elected president of the Cameroon Bar Association, replacing Me Ngié Kamga Jackson, after a General Assembly held in Douala Sunday, the economic capital of the country. Full text...

  • Former Senegalese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Baudin, dies in Dakar
    26 november 2018 15:44:27
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Former Senegalese Foreign Minister Jacques Baudin passed away in Dakar on Sunday night after a long illness, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Line-up for mega Johannesburg concert confirmed
    26 november 2018 15:39:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Organisers of the Global Citizen Festival on Monday announced that top South African artist, Black Coffee, will perform at the mega concert in Johannesburg on 2 December. Full text...

  • 'Sudan can't cope with millions of refugees crossing its borders'
    26 november 2018 15:35:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese authorities have complained that the refugees arriving in the country are now in the excess of two million, and it does not have adequate resources to curb vices of human trafficking and illegal migration that are the hallmarks of such an influx. Full text...

  • Kenya's hospital insurance fund chief, finance head face graft charges
    26 november 2018 15:10:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - National Health Insurance Fund (MHIF) Chief Executive Officer, Geoffrey Mwangi, and Finance Director, Wilber Kurgat, were Monday arraigned in court facing charges of conspiring to defeat justice. Full text...

  • Gen. Gilbert Diendéré pleads not guilty in the trial of Burkina Faso's 2015 coup plotters
    26 november 2018 14:38:47
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Gen. Gilbert Diendéré, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2015 coup in Burkina Faso, on Monday pleaded not guilty before a military court in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Key mastermind of Burkina Faso's 2015 coup expected in court on Monday
    26 november 2018 11:29:00
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - General Gilbert Diendéré, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2015 coup in Burkina Faso, is expected on Monday before the military court in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Former director of security in Tripoli escapes assassination attempt
    26 november 2018 10:36:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Salah Ramadan al-Samoui, former director of security in Tripoli, has escaped an assassination attempt by unknown gunmen, the Libyan Ministry of the Interior of the National Union Government has announced. Full text...

  • Sudan, Egypt countries agree to form joint force to fight terrorism
    25 november 2018 20:06:16
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Oaf and his Egyptian counterpart Gen Mohamed Zaki have agreed on the formation of a joint force to fight terrorism, trans-border crimes and running common border patrols. Full text...

  • Daesh claims bloody attack on Tazerbou in southeast Libya
    25 november 2018 19:57:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The terrorist organization Daesh has claimed Friday's armed attack on the Tazerbou Oasis police station in the southeast of the country in which nine people, made up of civilians and police officers, were killed and 15 others injured. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force strikes Boko Haram locations, vehicles
    25 november 2018 19:39:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Following the killing of over 100 Nigerian Army soldiers by Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has responded with heavy airstrikes directed at the terrorists’ locations and vehicles. Full text...

  • UN Mission in Libya condemns deadly attack against police in country’s south-east
    25 november 2018 19:14:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a terrorist attack on a police station in Tezirbu, an oasis town in south-east of the country. Full text...

  • Ugandan cruise boat capsized amid 'wild partying': Museveni
    25 november 2018 19:10:23
    Kampala, Uganda  (PANA) - Revellers on board a privately-owned cruise boat which capsized in Mukono, near Kampala on Saturday, may have ignored the captain's safety commands because of wild partying on the cruise, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Mali confirms death of Malian jihadist Amadou Kouffa
    25 november 2018 15:57:59
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Ministry of Defence has confirmed the death of a radical preacher, Amadou Kouffa, during a joint operation on Friday night by the Mali Armed Forces (FAMAs) and the French-led Operation Barkhane on the base of the jihadist, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Full text...

  • Death toll climbs to 31 from Lake Victoria Ugandan boat tragedy
    25 november 2018 13:09:39
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - The death toll in a cruise boat tragedy which occurred on Lake Victoria, near Kampala, the Ugandan capital, on Saturday has risen to 31 from following the recovery of one more body, police said on Sunday. Full text...

  • 154 'repentant' Boko Haram terrorists to be reintegrated into Nigerian society
    25 november 2018 09:05:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military on Saturday said that not less than 154 ex-Boko Haram terrorists who have been rehabilitated under the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme are to be reintegrated into the society. Full text...

  • Buhari shocked by deaths of soldiers in Boko Haram attack
    24 november 2018 21:08:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed deep shock over the Boko Haram killing of dozens of military personnel in Metele village of Borno State of northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Libyan authorities condemn armed attack on police station
    24 november 2018 13:02:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan authorities have vehemently condemned the armed attack on Friday against Tazerbou police station in the southeast of the country that claimed eight lives and left 11 persons, including civilians, injured. Full text...

  • Uproar over Boko Haram killing dozens of Nigerian soldiers
    24 november 2018 11:14:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – There is uproar in Nigeria over the killing of dozens of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram terrorists in Metele, northeast of the country, this week with calls for the government to invest in modern war technology to solve the equipment and readiness crisis facing the military. Full text...

  • UN agencies call for more resettlement and end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya
    23 november 2018 21:04:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Denouncing the dangers faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Friday for an end to their detention and advised those intercepting or rescuing them at sea against returning them to a country where they face “squalid conditions”. Full text...

  • UN human rights office reports 71 violations in DRC in October
    23 november 2018 18:49:23
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) documented 71 violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in October 2018, in connection with the democratic space across the Democratic Republic of Congo, the office reported on Friday. Full text...

  • Former military commander in CAR makes first appearance before ICC
    23 november 2018 16:50:40
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) will on 30 April 2019 open hearing for the confirmation of charges against Alfred Yekatom in The Hague for his alleged criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in western Central African Republic (CAR) between December 2013 and August 2014. Full text...

  • South African court rejects rapist's parole bid
    23 november 2018 13:51:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Convicted paedophile and former Wimbledon champion, Bob Hewitt’s application to convert his prison sentence into house arrest was turned down on Friday. Full text...

  • AU probe team singles out "king-makers" for sexual harassment of interns
    22 november 2018 19:52:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A high-level probe panel formed by the African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has confirmed the abuse of female employees and workers on short-term contracts at the continental organisation. Full text...

  • Council of Europe awards Kenya Federation of Women Lawyers
    22 november 2018 19:40:44
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Council of Europe awarded on Wednesday awarded the Democratic Innovation Award to the Federation of Women Lawyers of Kenya (FIDA-Kenya) which provides free legal aid services to women and children in the East African country. Full text...

  • Bashir rejects reports on Sudan sponsoring terrorism
    22 november 2018 17:54:56
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir has branded as unfounded and lacking any evidence the accusation that his country sponsors international terrorism. Full text...

  • Rwanda's college entrance examination starts in juvenile prison
    22 november 2018 17:45:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national college entrance exam kicked off on Thursday at a juvenile prison located in Nyagatare district in northeastern Rwanda, with six under age inmates registered examinees this year. Full text...

  • Kenya urges use of film to spur economic growth, social cohesion in Africa
    22 november 2018 17:06:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The world is increasingly becoming aware of the increasing power of film to spur economic growth and enriching social cohesion, Kenya's top sports and culture administrator said in Nairobi on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram logistics base in Northeast region
    22 november 2018 14:48:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday said that its fighter jets destroyed Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) logistics base at Kusuma, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Senate suspends legislative activities in honour of 44 soldiers killed by Boko Haram
    22 november 2018 14:23:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate on Thursday suspended legislative activities for the day to honour fallen Nigerian soldiers. Full text...

  • 137 Malians stranded in Libya voluntarily return home
    22 november 2018 13:28:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A total of 137 Malian migrants stranded in Libya voluntarily returned to their country on Wednesday, thanks to the Ministry of Malians Abroad and African Integration, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ), PANA learnt on Thursday from official sources. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana conduct joint security operation
    22 november 2018 11:59:46
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - More than 850 security officers from Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana have started a joint security operation in the South and West zones of Burkina Faso to flush out criminal gangs, the Burkinabe government announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Police officer injured in attack in northern Burkina Faso
    22 november 2018 11:36:42
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A police officer was slightly injured in an armed attack on Wednesday evening against a police station in Tongamayel, about 60 km from Djibo, in the north of Burkina Faso, PANA has learned from security sources. Full text...

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