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  • UN chief counsels students on internet use
    04 march 2011 15:44:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday in New York advised students to use information technology and the Internet ``creatively'' to chart a better Full text...

  • UNICEF report calls for more investment in adolescents
    25 february 2011 19:51:37
    New York, US (PANA) - A report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for increased focus on the world's 1.2 billion adolescents, in order to break "entrenched cycles of poverty and inequity". Full text...

  • Zim magistrate husband, brother nabbed for robbery
    24 february 2011 09:55:12
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - In a bizarre case, the husband and brother of a top magistrate in Zimbabwe has been arrested on robbery charges. Full text...

  • Burundian Teachers on strike over welfare
    22 february 2011 12:19:06
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Academic activities remain paralysed in Burundi's public primary and secondary schools Tuesday, the second day of the strike embarked upon by some teachers in the country to press for better working conditions. Full text...

  • Magistrates' strike paralyses justice system in Burundi
    18 february 2011 13:32:39
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A strike by magistrates, who are demanding improved welfare, has paralyzed Burundi's justice system since Thursday, PANA learnt from union officials in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Zim finance minister orders diamond probe
    16 february 2011 08:32:32
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti Wednesday ordered a probe into diamond sales in the country, saying revenue figures were sharply conflicting. Full text...

  • Red Cross stops Zim prison aid
    16 february 2011 08:18:01
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday it would gradually stop feeding prisoners in Zimbabwe due to an improvement in food supplies in the country. Full text...

  • Petrol bomb hits Zim market
    07 february 2011 11:19:54
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A petrol bomb extensively damaged a market in Zimbabwe's capital Harare Sunday night, and authorities are blaming the main opposition party which they accused of trying to stir up Tunisian and Egyptian-style revolts against President Robert Mugabe's 30-year rule. Full text...

  • Blatter, Jordaan names newsmakers of the year
    07 february 2011 10:36:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter and 2010 World Cup local organising committee Chief Executive Officer Danny Jordaan were named as South Africa’s National Press Club's news makers of the year on Sunday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe bans SA meat imports
    03 february 2011 11:07:08
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe Thursday announced a ban on meat and livestock imports from neighbouring South Africa, following the outbreak of the rift valley fever in parts of that country. Full text...

  • Beninese health sector workers to end strike
    01 february 2011 12:18:55
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Striking health sector workers in Benin are expected to resume work in the next few days, after the government agreed to improve their risk bonuses, the main reason for the strike, PANA learnt Tuesday from official sources in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Six candidates seek to succeed Diouf as FAO DG
    01 february 2011 11:07:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Six candidates are seeking to succeed Senegalese Jacques Diouf as the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), according to a statement from the Rome-based organisation. Full text...

  • Zim's apex bank fires 1,400 workers
    28 january 2011 12:57:26
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's central bank announced Friday it was laying off 75 percent of its workforce to save money and streamline operations. Full text...

  • Show voter's card, ride free on Lagos buses
    26 january 2011 09:20:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - To encourage residents to take part in the ongoing voter registration across Nigeria, the government of Lagos state has said passengers who can show their voter's card will be allowed to ride free on its intra-city buses, tagged LAGBUS, on Thursday and Friday. Full text...

  • 'Global unemployment to persist in 2011'
    26 january 2011 07:29:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said in a new report that global unemployment in 2011 is likely to continue at the record highs of the past three years. Full text...

  • Zim mother delivers 'monster' baby
    21 january 2011 11:14:28
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A woman in northern Zimbabwe Thursday delivered a baby with two faces, four legs and four arms, sending the local community into bewilderment. Full text...

  • Zim workers to down tools next week
    21 january 2011 11:11:58
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Civil servants in Zimbabwe said Friday they would go on strike next week over a long-running pay dispute with the government, after the latest talks to resolve the issue failed. Full text...

  • WTO says global tourism recovered `strongly in 2010
    18 january 2011 17:45:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Tourism Organization (WTO) said Tuesday that international tourism recovered strongly in 2010, following improved economic conditions worldwide. Full text...

  • Commercial transport operators continue strike in Bujumbura
    18 january 2011 12:16:21
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Commercial buses were still missing for the second consecutive day Tuesday in Bujumbura, the Burundian capital, following a strike called by private operators to protest a recent increase in insurance tariffs. Full text...

  • UN expert tasks Senegal govt on quality education
    14 january 2011 21:28:55
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Mr Kishore Singh, on Friday urged the Senegalese government to provide more qualitative education to its citizens to enhance the literacy level in Full text...

  • Zim investigates officials implicated in wikileaks
    12 january 2011 09:38:28
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe said Wednesday it would set up a team of legal experts to determine whether or not the country's laws were breached by government officials implicated in Wikileaks documents. Full text...

  • Malawian veteran journalist Mita dies
    31 december 2010 22:44:01
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Veteran journalist and administrator Tony Mita, who was the late dictator Hastings Kamuzu Banda's last Chief Information Officer tasked to defend the regime in the twilight of its three-decade uninterrupted rule, has died. Full text...

  • DRC teachers threaten strike for salary arrears
    27 december 2010 22:30:23
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Teachers in primary and secondary schools in DR Congo are threatening not to resume classes after the end-of-year holidays if the government does not pay their salary arrears for November and December at the latest on 31 December 2010. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis provokes gas, kerosene shortage in Mali
    23 december 2010 18:40:26
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The current political tension in Cote d’Ivoire has resulted in the scarcity of butane gas and "jet A1" in Mali, the national daily, L’Essor, reported here Thursday. Full text...

  • ILO says financial crisis affected global wage growth
    16 december 2010 19:11:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) said Thursday the financial and economic crises cut global wage growth by half in 2008 and 2009. Full text...

  • Mali launches water, hygiene project for schools
    14 december 2010 22:27:57
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali’s education, literacy and national languages minister, Professor Salikou Sanogo, on Tuesday stressed the importance of best hygiene practices at school. Full text...

  • UN-backed initiative to support 200,000 African youth
    14 december 2010 17:42:32
    New York, US (PANA) - About 200,000 low-income youth in sub-Saharan Africa will benefit from a UN-backed initiative, unveiled on Tuesday, to give them increased access to financial services. Full text...

  • US supports flood victims in Benin
    13 october 2010 21:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is t o release US$50,000 for Benin to assist victims of recent floods that caused hav o c in the West African country, diplomatic sources said Wednesday in the capital, Cotonou. Full text...

  • EU grants 650,000 euros to Mauritania to tackle malnutrition
    11 october 2010 23:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) has been given 65 0,000 euros by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Service (ECHOS) for Maur i tania to feed thousands children under-five as well as pregnant and breast-feedi n g women, according to a statement from WFP on Monday. Full text...

  • UN agencies call for more teachers to meet MDGs target
    05 october 2010 18:56:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The heads of four UN agencies Tuesday called for well-trai ned and professionally motivated teachers to meet the Millennium Development Goa l s (MDGs) target on education for all by 2015. Full text...

  • WFP grants food aid to impoverished populations in Senegal
    28 september 2010 21:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The office of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Senegal on Tuesday launched a pilot project to provide food ration to populations in the suburbs of Dakar, the Senegalese capital, and the region of Ziguinchor in the south of the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe petitions UN over US travel restrictions
    18 september 2010 13:53:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe on Saturday petitioned United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, over a US decision to bar some members of President Robert Mugabe's delegation from traveling to New York for the General Assembly meeting of the world body. Full text...

  • Some 500.000 Mauritanians benefited from WFP interventions 2009 - Official
    16 september 2010 20:36:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Some 500,000 Mauritanians benefited from interventions of the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2009, the regional director of the UN food agency for West Africa, Thomas Yanga, said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal to celebrate Eid El Fitr on Friday
    09 september 2010 23:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) - â" Eid El Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Musli m month of fasting, will be celebrated on Friday in Senegal, the National Commit t ee for Consultation and Observation of the Moon Crescent (CONACOC) said on Thurs d ay in Dakar. Full text...

  • Jonathan congratulates Muslims on Eid-El-Fitr
    09 september 2010 00:03:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Thursday congratulated Muslims on the occasion of this year's Eid-El-Fitr celebrations. Full text...

  • Libyan towns get face lift ahead of 41st revolution anniversary
    29 august 2010 08:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Ahead of the 41st anniversary of the 1 September 1969 re volution, Libyan towns are getting a face lift with Libyans all geared up to mar k the coming into power of Mouammar Kadhafi, PANA reported from the Libyan capita l , Tripoli. Full text...

  • Church leader arrested at ex-minister's controversial funeral
    21 august 2010 09:50:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Police in the northern city of Mzuzu on Friday night arrested the Rev. Full text...

  • AG appeals against discharge of two former government officials
    20 august 2010 22:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) â" The Office of the Attorney -General on Friday filed an ap peal to overturn the decision of an Accra High Court, which discharged two forme r government officials who had been charged with wilfully causing financial loss t o the state in the management of funds during Ghana's 50th independence annivers a ry in 2007. Full text...

  • Situation at Libya-Tunisian border returns to normal
    18 august 2010 23:09:00
    Ras-Jedir- Libya (PANA) -- The movement of goods and people at the Libyan border cross-point of Ras-Jedir with Tunisia has returned to normal after Tunisians pro t ested in south-eastern city of Ben-Guerdane against measures taken by Libyan cus t oms officers to check those involved in informal trade. Full text...

  • Lawyers "concerned" about criticisms of judiciary
    18 august 2010 22:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Lawyers have lashed out at the public for “unguarded comments” after a judge freed two former government officials who had been charged for wilfully causing financial loss to the state during the celebration of Ghana's 50th independence anniversary in 2007. Full text...

  • Libyan charity opens centre for flood victims in Peshawar
    17 august 2010 21:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan charity organisation, Kadhafi Development Fou ndation (FKD), has opened the headquarters of the Centre for Islamic Appeal in t h e Pakistani city of Peshawar for victims of floods that have engulfed the city. Full text...

  • Founding member of Osibisa dies
    17 august 2010 21:38:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Mac Tontoh, a founding member of Osibisa, the music group that was famous in the 1970s and 1980s for its fusion of African music with west e rn pop and rock, has died in Accra, his close friend, Carlos Sekyi, announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Al Qaeda frees two Malian soldiers
    16 august 2010 22:16:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Members of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) on Monday fr eed two Malian soldiers abducted at the same time as the customs officer of the T ouareg ethnic group, Lieutenant Sidi Mohamed Ag Acherif, whom they executed last Thursday a few kilometres from Tessalit in the far north of Mali. Full text...

  • Media watchdog calls for release of Puntland journalist
    16 august 2010 22:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland to immediately release jailed radio journalist Abdifatah Jama, who was sentenced on Saturday to six years in prison on charges related to an interview with Islamic rebel leader Sheikh Mohamed Said Atom. Full text...

  • Twenty-three perish in two Ghana road accidents
    16 august 2010 20:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Twenty-three people have died in two separate accidents on the main highway that runs east from the Ghanaian capital, Accra, to the border with Togo. Full text...

  • Angola reiterates commitment to Ottawa Convention on landmines
    10 august 2010 20:37:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola has fully complied with the Ottawa Convention on landmines, by destroying landmine stockpiles far beyond initially established go a ls, an Angolan Foreign Ministry official, Balbina Silva, said in Luanda on Tuesd a y. Full text...

  • Angola spends 17 billion kwanzas on demining
    08 august 2010 10:46:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan government has spent about 17 billion Angola n Kwanzas (US$1=92. Full text...

  • Nigeria donates US$200,000 to Uganda for landslide victims
    24 july 2010 17:03:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Nigeria on Saturday donated US$200,000 to the Ugandan G overnment for the rehabilitation of victims the Bududa landslide in the East Afr i can country. Full text...

  • WFP executive director visits Niger
    20 july 2010 20:35:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, arrived in Niger on Tuesday at the start of a tour of three African countries where the agency is carrying out humanitarian programmes. Full text...

  • UN allocates US$41m for humanitarian operations in 9 countries
    17 july 2010 11:13:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN has allocated US$41 million in emergency funding to boo st humanitarian operations in nine countries where people are suffering from the effects of hunger, malnutrition, diseases and conflict. Full text...

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