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  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan congratulates re-elected Togo President
    06 may 2015 17:47:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday congratulated his Togolese counterpart, Faure Gnassingbé, on his victory in the country’s recent presidential election, according to a statement from the Nigerian presidency. Full text...

  • Botswana: Govt spokesman dismisses reports of Khama, Mugabe fallout
    06 may 2015 08:26:19
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Botswana government has dismissed media reports of a fallout between President Ian Khama and his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia to host UN Security Council reforms summit
    05 may 2015 17:31:44
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia is this week hosting a summit of Heads of State and Foreign Ministers of the Committee on the UN Security Council Reforms, Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Harry Kalaba, announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Apex court won't suspend new VP
    05 may 2015 16:37:12
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leone's Supreme Court has rejected an application for an injunction suspending the country's new Vice President, as sought by lawyers representing the sacked VP Samuel Sam-Sumana Full text...

  • Kenya: At least 61 killed in inter-tribal fighting
    05 may 2015 11:32:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - At least 61 people have been killed in inter-tribal clashes in Kenya’s North-west region of Turkana over cattle raids, government officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kerry emphasises non-military means against terrorism
    05 may 2015 08:35:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry, currently visiting Kenya, has emphasized the need to fight terrorism with non-military means, including intensifying border patrols between Kenya and Somalia and arresting terrorism planners and financiers. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS congratulates Gnassingbé on electoral victory
    04 may 2015 20:05:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Monday congratulated Togo’s president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé on his election victory. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: UN lauds South Sudan on ratification of child rights treaty
    04 may 2015 17:53:28
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Monday welcomed South Sudan’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC, Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition Chieftain denies sexual misconduct allegations
    04 may 2015 14:54:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Ahead of the elective congress of South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), the party’s parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has slammed an anonymous e-mail campaign accusing him of being part of a party sex ring. Full text...

  • Togo: Re-elected President Gnassingbé sworn in
    04 may 2015 12:22:56
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Re-elected Togo’s President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé was sworn into office for a third, five-year term on Monday before the Constitutional court. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: 'New Constitution should leave no space for impunity'
    04 may 2015 11:53:28
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Ahead of a national reconciliation forum scheduled to start in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), Monday, Amnesty International has challenged the country's authorities to amend clauses in a proposed new constitution that could undermine the fight against impunity. Full text...

  • Burundi: Protests against president’s 3rd term project resume
    04 may 2015 11:33:39
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Protests against the plan by Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek an unconstitutional third term in office resumed Monday, after a 48-hour break announced by the opposition. Full text...

  • Belgium: Organization concerned by drop in press freedom
    03 may 2015 15:33:05
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The International Organization of the Francophonie has expressed concern at the 'significant drop' in press freedom in many parts of the world, especially in Francophone nations. Full text...

  • Libya: Each displaced Libyan family to get US$400 during Ramadan
    03 may 2015 12:17:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has approved the payment of US$400 to each displaced Libyan family in Egypt and Tunisia during the 2015 Ramadan in June, when Muslim faithful will observe a month-long fasting. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan parties, EU top official meet in Tunisia
    01 may 2015 15:31:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The European Union (EU) Senior Representative for foreign affairs and security, Frederica Mogherini, currently visiting Tunisia, on Thursday held talks with with all the Libyan parties participating in the UN-backed inter-Libyan peace talks in Tunisia, according to a communique issued here Friday by the EU office in Libya. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Municipal polls scheduled for 7 June in Mauritius
    01 may 2015 13:50:34
    Vacoas, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth announced Friday that the municipal elections in the five towns of the island will take place on Sunday, 7 June, 2015. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt summons Indonesian Ambassador over execution of 4 Nigerians
    01 may 2015 12:18:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Federal Government has summoned Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria Harry Purwanto to protest the execution of four Nigerians for trafficking drugs to the Asian country. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU grants Lusaphone Africa 30m euro
    01 may 2015 10:57:05
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has announced a grant of 30 million euros to finance several development programmes for Portuguese-speaking African countries. Full text...

  • Togo: INEC revises presidential election results
    30 april 2015 20:33:51
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revised the results of Togo's presidential election announced on Tuesday, the state-owned daily, Togo Press, said on Thursday in Lomé. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgian minister expresses concern about violence in Burundi
    30 april 2015 19:30:00
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgium is concerned about the violence in Burundi and condemns "all forms of intimidation committed against citizens, political opposition or human rights activists," said Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders in a statement issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Madagascar seeks Mauritian expertise to set up special economic zones
    30 april 2015 11:59:15
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Visiting Malagasy Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo is seeking Mauritian expertise for the setting up of special economic zones and is using Mauritius as a model owing to the country’s successful industrial development. Full text...

  • Tanzania: ‘Keep out of presidential race’, EA law body advises Burundi’s Nkurunziza
    30 april 2015 11:27:20
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza should refrain from seeking a third mandate because the country’s constitution bars him from doing so, the East Africa Law Society (EALS) said in a letter urging the President not to derail the achievements that Burundi has made during his 10-year rule. Full text...

  • Togo: 'Presidential poll held under acceptable conditions'
    30 april 2015 10:01:44
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The presidential elections in Togo on Saturday were held “under acceptable free and transparent conditions,” the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission has declared. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Japanese ambassador ends duty tour
    29 april 2015 21:58:35
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Rwanda, Kazuya Ogawa, on Wednesday hailed the importance of development of bilateral ties between the two countries after bidding farewell to the Rwandan Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says work on Libya's draft political agreement ongoing
    29 april 2015 21:48:43
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Libya, Mr. Bernardino Leon, on Wednesday announced that he has outlined to the UN Security Council the draft proposal for a political agreement among Libya’s opposing factions. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian govt condemns execution of three nationals by Indonesia
    29 april 2015 17:24:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government Wednesday reacted angrily to the execution of three Nigerians in Indonesia late Tuesday for drug-related offences, saying it was unfortunate that its citizens would have to be killed like that. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: President Kafando’s official visit to France postponed
    29 april 2015 13:43:36
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The official visit to France by Burkina Faso's acting president, Michel Kafando, scheduled for 2-5 May, has been postponed sine die, according to a communiqué from the Burkinabe embassy in France, obtained by PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President-elect inaugurates transition committee
    29 april 2015 12:19:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his Administration will not engage in a 'witch-hunt or fault-finding', despite the general belief that past administrations have mismanaged the nation's economy. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria, China sign cooperation deals
    29 april 2015 11:37:40
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Algeria and China Tuesday in Beijing signed a number of deals to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Egypt: President Al-Sissi begins European visit
    29 april 2015 10:54:50
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi Wednesday left Cairo for Nicosia for an official visit to Cyprus. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya, Tanzania to intensify counter-terrorism cooperation
    29 april 2015 10:19:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya and Tanzania have vowed to intensify their cooperation in combating terrorism in East Africa, in the wake of terror attack in Kenya’s North-eastern town of Garissa. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. suspends Perm Sec over recall of Nigerian envoy to SA
    29 april 2015 09:09:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Danjuma Sheni, for allegedly prompting the recall of Nigeria’s envoys to South Africa without due authorization, thus precipitating a diplomatic spat between the two countries. Full text...

  • Congo: Workshop on capacity building for elections in Central Africa opens
    28 april 2015 20:40:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – A sub-regional workshop on the building of capacities for elections opened on Tuesday in Brazzaville with the participation of more than 50 observers from nine member countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns election-related violence in Burundi
    28 april 2015 20:30:53
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the outbreak of violence in Burundi following the nomination of President Pierre Nkurunziza as the presidential candidate of the country’s ruling party, and appealed to all Burundians to "safeguard the hard won gains made in peace and democracy". Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council extends UN Western Sahara mission to April 2016
    28 april 2015 20:10:21
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday extended for another year the mandate of the UN mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire in Western Sahara, known by the acronym MINURSO. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan suspends FA top bureaucrat over recall of Nigerian diplomats from South Africa
    28 april 2015 19:04:56
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday suspended Nigeria’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Danjuma Sheni for “inappropriate conduct” by recalling the country’s Acting High Commissioner in Pretoria, Mr Martin Cobham, and the deputy High Commissioner in Johannesburg, Mr Uche Ajulu-Okeke on Saturday in protest against xenophobic attacks on African immigrants in South Africa. Full text...

  • Togo: AU urges Togolese to maintain peace after presidential polls
    28 april 2015 14:02:36
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The African Union (AU) electoral observer mission has urged the Togolese to preserve the serenity and will of the people that prevailed during the 25 April presidential election in the country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition wants South Africa, Nigeria to heal rift over xenophobic attacks
    28 april 2015 13:46:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday urged both the South African and Nigerian Governments not to strain already delicate relations and to engage constructively with each other on the issues leading to Nigeria recalling its diplomats. Full text...

  • Libya: Arab Parliament wants arms embargo lifted for Libyan army
    28 april 2015 12:04:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Arab Parliament has called for the lifting of the arms embargo imposed since 2011 on Libya to enable the Libyan army tackle the criminal elements in the North African nation, the Libyan media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Algeria: PM visits China
    28 april 2015 11:22:04
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal Tuesday started a visit to China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang, Algerian diplomatic sources said. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: President Kafando to visit France on 2 May
    28 april 2015 10:39:52
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's Acting President Michel Kafando will make an official visit to France 2-5 May, the Burkina Embassy in Paris said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Belgium: OIF condemns violence in Burundi
    27 april 2015 22:08:07
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The International Francophonie Organization (OIF) has “strongly” condemned the violence that broke out in Burundi on Sunday which has claimed the lives of several demonstrators, official sources said. Full text...

  • Togo: President Gnassingbé urges Togolese to accept election verdict
    27 april 2015 21:50:18
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togolese president, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, on Monday called his compatriots to accept the results of Saturday's presidential election. Full text...

  • Rwanda: South Sudan delegation on 'good governance' study tour of Rwanda
    27 april 2015 20:39:16
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - An eight-member delegation from South Sudan comprising of senior government officials has arrived in Rwanda to gain practical experience of good governance and public service efficiency in a move to expedite a similar process in their country, PANA reports on Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: UN presents new proposals to Libyan stakeholders
    27 april 2015 20:32:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday sent to participants at the Rabat inter-Libyan peace talks a copy of the latest version of the Libyan political agreement focusing on proposals of UNSMIL in which the Chamber of Representatives (Parliament) is maintained as the only parliamentary organ. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir says those who boycotted election exercised their constitutional right
    27 april 2015 20:11:52
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – In his first comments since he was declared winner of this month's presidential election with nearly 95% of the vote, Sudan's president Omar Bashir has told his countrymen that those who boycotted the election were exercising their constitutional right. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief welcomes Togo's peaceful presidential election
    27 april 2015 16:33:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the peaceful conduct Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan govt to open five consulates in the United States
    27 april 2015 16:31:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - In a bid serve its diaspora better and facilitate their participation in general elections due in 2017, Kenya intends to open five consulates across the United States, the Foreign Affairs and International Trade ministry here has said. Full text...

  • Sudan: Omar Al-Bashir wins presidential polls
    27 april 2015 12:16:07
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's Incumbent President Omar Al Bashir, in office for 26 years, has been declared the winner of the country's presidential election and will serve another five years in office. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Ban Ki-moon appoints Mauritanian as special representative in Yemen
    26 april 2015 14:14:11
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed has been named special envoy of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, in Yemen, according to an announcement Sunday by the UN. Full text...

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