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  • Belgium: EU adopts sanctions against nine DRC officials for human rights violations
    29 may 2017 16:16:19
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union on Monday adopted immediate restrictive measures against nine individuals who hold positions of responsibility in the State administration and in the chain of command of the security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for serious human rights violations. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta kicks off re-election campaign
    29 may 2017 14:26:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday presented his nomination papers a day after the official campaigns kicked off ahead of the 8 August Presidential elections and vowed to mount an intense campaign for his re-election against a united opposition coalition. Full text...

  • South Africa: Battered Zuma lashes out at his enemies
    29 may 2017 10:09:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – While President Jacob Zuma has survived yet another attempt to have him forced out of office, the ruling African National Congress is becoming increasingly divided. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Acting president lists gov't successes, vows to recover all stolen money
    29 may 2017 09:13:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday highlighted the various achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration since it came into office exactly two years ago today. Full text...

  • Sudan: President Conde of Guinea in Khartoum on state visit
    28 may 2017 16:02:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Alpha Conde of Guinea, who is also current Chair of the African Union (AU), arrived in Khartoum on Sunday for a three-day state visit at the invitation of President Omar Bashir. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan presidential campaigns begin ahead of August polls
    28 may 2017 13:49:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s presidential campaigns officially kicked off on Sunday with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) accepting the nomination papers of key opposition leader Raila Odinga and some of the eight candidates running for the presidency. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council condemns military escalation in southern Libya
    28 may 2017 10:53:02
    New York, US (PANA) - Members of the United Nations Security Council have condemned the military escalation in southern Libya including the attack at Brak al-Shati on 18 May, which reportedly resulted in the summary executions of combatants and civilians. Full text...

  • Italy: With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, UN boss urges investment in youth
    27 may 2017 15:07:26
    Taormina, Italy (PANA) – At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa. Full text...

  • Zambia: Rights group slams 'persecution' of Zambian opposition
    27 may 2017 05:36:58
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International has again slammed the Zambian government for its treatment of the main opposition leader in the country describing his trial for treason at a Lusaka magistrate court as "persecution through prosecution." Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition leader vows to return to Zambia following customs debacle
    26 may 2017 18:14:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Mmusi Maimane, the leader of South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), on Friday vowed to return to Zambia, just hours after being prevented from entering Lusaka. Full text...

  • Botswana: Doubts about EVMs in Botswana attributed to lack of consultation
    26 may 2017 11:31:05
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has attributed the public's rejection of the proposed electronic voting machines (EVMs) to lack of consultation. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief says world will benefit by learning from Africa
    25 may 2017 18:38:59
    New York, Us (PANA) - ‘Africa Day’ celebrated Thursday has come at an important moment in the continent’s endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, urging humanity to listen and learn with the people of Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa marks 54 years of continental unity
    25 may 2017 16:53:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After 54 years, the building of the unity of the African peoples is still a major task while the challenges, which Africans must take up collectively, keep increasing, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Thursday as the continent marked the 54th Africa Day. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda budgets US$8 million for 2017 presidential election
    25 may 2017 15:13:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's National Electoral Commission (NEC) plans to spend 6.6 billion Rwandan Francs (about US$8.05 million) on the 2017 presidential election slated for 4 August, an official source revealed Thursday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Kenya: Four Kenyan Policemen killed in landmine attack near Somalia border
    24 may 2017 14:28:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Four Kenyan Policemen have been killed in an explosion while on patrol near the border with Somalia, Police said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma barred from addressing SA's biggest trade union federation
    23 may 2017 12:29:09
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s most powerful trade union federation on Tuesday announced that it has banned President Jacob Zuma from speaking at any of their future activities. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir declines to participate in American-Muslim summit
    19 may 2017 14:24:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan on Friday declined an invitation to attend an American–Muslim summit set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, saying his non participation was for a "special reason". Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU PSC reaffirms commitment to eliminate LRA
    19 may 2017 12:03:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Withdrawal of the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the U.S. Special Forces from the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA), has prompted the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) to renew the mandate of the RCI for 12 months until 22 May 2018. Full text...

  • Mali: French president Macron arrives in Mali
    19 may 2017 11:36:36
    Gao, Mali (PANA) - The new president of France Emmanuel Macron has arrived in the West African state of Mali on his first visit to Africa, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA church group issues damning report on Zuma's administration
    18 may 2017 14:37:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Council of Churches (SACC) on Thursday delivered a further blow to beleaguered President Jacob Zuma by warning that the country “may just be a few inches from the throes of a mafia state from which there may be no return”. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu off to Equatorial Guinea for AU committee of 10 summit
    16 may 2017 17:54:51
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday left for Equatorial Guinea to attend a two-day Summit of Heads of State of the African Union Committee of Ten (C10) on the reforms of the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU PSC delegation arrives in Sudan's Darfur region
    16 may 2017 17:06:48
    El Fasher, Sudan (PANA) - A delegation of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) touring the restive Darfur region in western Sudan on Tuesday started its field mission with what it described as "fruitful meeting" with the Wali (administrator) of North Darfur State. Full text...

  • South Africa: Constitutional court hears application for secret no-confidence vote
    15 may 2017 15:10:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's opposition United Democratic Movement (UDM) on Monday told the Constitutional Court that its case for a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma is not about the separation of powers or the encroachment of the courts. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan unveils list of National Accord Government ministers
    12 may 2017 13:48:05
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The following is a list of ministers for the Sudanese National Accord Government, unveiled Thursday by the First Vice-President and Prime Minister of the Republic, Lt.-Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih. Full text...

  • UK: AU boss Mahamat drums up global support for Somalia
    12 may 2017 10:27:27
    London, UK (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has underlined the need to redouble international efforts in support of Somalia to allow the administration of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, to overcome the many challenges facing the country. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Trump administration moves to cement AU-US ties
    11 may 2017 19:46:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reassured the African Union the relations with Washington remain of strategic importance under President Donald Trump, in a move aimed at cooling fears the new administration was out to sideline African countries in its foreign policy. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta urges London Conference on Somalia to increase Somali troops
    11 may 2017 19:35:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday an upsurge in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the return of the people of Somalia to their homeland to help in reconstruction were key planks in stabilising the Horn of Africa country and putting it on a firm trajectory for growth. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa,Tanzania launch joint commission to cement ties
    11 may 2017 15:03:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he will launch the South Africa-Tanzania Bi-National Commission. Full text...

  • UK: Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism
    11 may 2017 07:14:24
    London, UK (PANA) - Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyans begin big push for August Presidential polls
    10 may 2017 16:06:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Presidential candidates will formally present nomination papers on 28 and 29 May to mark the official launch of the Presidential campaigns, Wafula Chebukati, Chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: EU an ‘indispensable’ UN partner, Security Council told
    10 may 2017 05:53:11
    New York, (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has become over the past 60 years of its existence, a “superpower for peace” focused not only on regional stability and security but also on sustainable development for all, the EU’s senior most diplomat told the Security Council on Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: ANC takes aim at judge over Zuma ruling
    09 may 2017 17:49:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday slammed High Court Judge Bashier Vally who ruled that the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) is entitled to review an executive decision made by President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana President Khama congratulates Macron
    09 may 2017 08:36:20
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s President Ian Khama has sent a congratulatory French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, expressing optimism to work closely with the new leader. Full text...

  • Botswana: Hackers invited to 'disrupt' proposed EVM in Botswana
    09 may 2017 08:30:28
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has invited hackers to "disrupt" the country's proposed electronic voting machine (EVM) at a demonstration of the system expected to be used for the next general election. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Acting President congratulates newly-elected French President
    08 may 2017 18:14:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, Monday congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election as the next President of France. Full text...

  • Kenya; Kagame, African FMs discuss AU reforms in Kigali
    08 may 2017 15:28:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, his AU reform advisory team and close to 40 African foreign ministers met Sunday in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss the implementation of the AU reforms adopted in January 2017. Full text...

  • LEAD: Nigeria: President Buhari off to London on another medical trip
    08 may 2017 05:04:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to London on Sunday night for “medical follow-up,” his spokesperson has said. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria: President Buhari leaves for London for treatment
    08 may 2017 04:47:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night left Abuja for London for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors. Full text...

  • Gambia: President Barrow says he inherited low-performing public service
    06 may 2017 18:38:37
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow says his government inherited many challenges, including a low-performing public service, lacking in accountability and credible policy direction. Full text...

  • US: Keep peoples' interests above everything, UN Security Council urges DRC politicians
    05 may 2017 18:03:23
    New York, US (PANA) – Voicing concern over challenges to the implementation of last year's political agreement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and deteriorating humanitarian and security situation, the United Nations Security Council has urged all stakeholders to redouble their efforts to resolve the problems faced by the country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Former Presidents address South Africa's political turmoil
    05 may 2017 13:37:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Three former South African Presidents on Friday joined heavyweight foundations at the start of a national dialogues initiative in Braamfontein aimed at addressing the political turmoil in the country. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia, Russia sign agreement for visa exemption
    05 may 2017 12:57:52
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The governments of Gambia and Russia have signed a bilateral agreement to waive visa requirements for officials of the two countries and facilitate activities involving their businesses. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Somalia government, AUC seek international support to crush Al Shaabab
    04 may 2017 17:09:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Federal Government of Somalia and the African Union Commission (AUC) on Thursday expressed concern that the militant Al Shaabab group remains a serious threat to the Horn of Africa country and the region. Full text...

  • Kenya: Foreign diplomats emphasise transparent Kenyan general election
    03 may 2017 19:17:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Western diplomats have congratulated Kenyan voters for conducting peaceful political party primaries, but which have been marred by irregularities, saying they highlighted the need for credible polls later this year. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Somali President in Ethiopia on official visit
    03 may 2017 16:47:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed of Somalia on Wednesday arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a two-day official visit. Full text...

  • US: UN chief urges States to disclose information concerning death of Dag Hammarskjöld
    03 may 2017 06:02:23
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged Member States to disclose, declassify or allow access to information that they may have regarding the tragic 1961 plane crash that killed former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and the members of the party accompanying him, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana's president Akufo-Addo to visit 10 West African nations
    02 may 2017 20:14:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is to visit 10 West African countries with the first leg covering three nations beginning on Tuesday, 2 May, the Ghanaian presidency has announced. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU hails final verdict on Hissène Habré by African Extraordinary Chambers
    02 may 2017 19:28:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has welcomed the outcome of the appeal case of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, filed at the African Extraordinary Chambers (AEC), in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma prevented from addressing May Day rally
    01 may 2017 15:07:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s biggest trade union federation was forced to abort its main May Day rally in Bloemfontein on Monday after President Jacob Zuma was prevented from delivering the keynote address. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU calls on South Sudan warring parties to desist from escalating violence
    30 april 2017 14:32:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Expressing deep concern over the increasing military clashes in South Sudan, African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has called on the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition and other armed movements in the country to immediately desist from fighting. Full text...

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