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  • Kenya: ICC orders trial or termination of Kenyatta case
    03 december 2014 17:30:23
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered its Prosecutor to file a trial notice against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta within a week or drop charges of crimes against him. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS member states urged to pay up financial contributions
    03 december 2014 14:51:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS Member States have been urged to pay up their financial contributions to facilitate the smooth running of the organisation. Full text...

  • Libya: UN mission schedules 2nd round of inter-Libyan talks for 9 December
    03 december 2014 13:24:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Wednesday called for a new round of political dialogue for 9 December 2014 in the north African country, after consultations with the different Libyan stakeholders. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief stresses support for South Sudan's independence, sovereignty
    02 december 2014 22:57:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon says the UN has no intention of placing South Sudan under a "protectorate", as reported recently in some news media. Full text...

  • Tunisia: New national assembly inaugurated
    02 december 2014 22:51:05
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The newly-elected Tunisian national assembly was inaugurated on Tuesday at the Palace of Bardo in Tunis with the opening session marked by the swearing-in of 217 Members of Parliament. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Acting authorities praise memory of martyrs of popular uprising
    02 december 2014 21:50:07
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso's acting president, Michel Kafando, on Tuesday praised the memories of the martyrs who died on 30-31 October, 2014 during the popular uprising that ousted president Blaise Compaoré from power. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ICC Prosecutor issues annual report on preliminary examinations
    02 december 2014 20:12:36
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, on Tuesday published her annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Italian Foreign Minister stresses importance of stability in Libya
    02 december 2014 18:11:36
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Italian Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Paolo Gentiloni stressed Tuesday the importance his country attaches to the return of stability in Libya, saying ''During the 2011 war we did not take the situation as we should have done and Italy played a secondary role.'' Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC's Dlamini Zuma decries Africa's funding imbroglio
    02 december 2014 17:59:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosozana Dlamini Zuma Tuesday decried lack of funding as the main crisis facing the implementation of Africa's development plans. Full text...

  • Tunisia: New Tunisian parliament holds inaugural session
    02 december 2014 17:42:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia's newly-elected parliament, Assembly of People's Representatives, held its inaugural session Tuesday marking the beginning of the five-year term of the country's first post-revolution institution. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa wraps up latest trip to Lesotho
    02 december 2014 15:00:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday concluded his ninth visit to Maseru, Lesotho, in his capacity as the facilitator of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to help create peace and stability in the country. Full text...

  • Libya: 'Egypt is not involved in Libyan fighting'
    02 december 2014 11:47:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Egyptian troops are not involved in the current fighting pitching different armed groups in Libya, Libya's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed al-Dairi has said. Full text...

  • Kenya: 36 quarry workers shot dead in fresh Mandera attack
    02 december 2014 10:04:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Thirty-six quarry workers were shot dead and others beheaded in an attack by the Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab earlier Tuesday, the Kenyan government said. Full text...

  • Guinea: World Bank president due Wednesday in Conakry
    01 december 2014 20:37:39
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The president of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, is expected on Wednesday in the Guinean capital, Conakry, for a working visit, the international financial institution said in a statement on Monday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister Pereira in Praia on official visit
    01 december 2014 18:13:35
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira is on a four-day visit to Cape Verde since Sunday at the invitation of his Cape Verdean counterpart, José Maria Neves, PANA learned Monday from official sources. Full text...

  • Sao Tome and Principe: President Pinto da Costa appoints new government
    01 december 2014 16:59:22
    Sao Tomé, Sao Tome and Principe (PANA) – Sao Tome and Principe President Manuel Pinto da Costa has appointed the cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada for the 16th constitutional government, it was officially announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Former Mauritanian leader welcomes Hollande statement at OIF summit
    30 november 2014 12:35:46
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Former Mauritanian head of state Ely Ould Mohamed Vall has hailed the statement by French President François Hollande at the 15th summit of the International Francophonie Organization (OIF) warning African leaders who want to cling to power. Full text...

  • Senegal: President Sall pays glowing tribute to OIF Secretary General
    29 november 2014 16:04:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese president, Macky Sall, on Saturday in Dakar praised "the invaluable contribution” of Abdou Diouf, the Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organization, his compatriot and predecessor, to the promotion of the organization since assuming that position in 2002. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Politicians make promises to woo voters in Mauritius (Feature by Nasseem Ackbarally, PANA correspondent)
    29 november 2014 13:56:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The two main political alliances contesting the next legislative elections scheduled for 10 December in Mauritius have been making several promises to woo voters to their side. Full text...

  • Senegal: 15th Franchophonie summit opens
    29 november 2014 12:38:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The 15th summit of the International Francophonie Organization (OIF) opened on Saturday morning in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Full text...

  • Togo: Human rights organizations demonstrate to demand political reforms
    29 november 2014 11:49:54
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Human rights organizations in Togo have stepped up their demands for institutional and constitutional reforms before the 2015 elections, as they staged a big march in the streets of the capital, Lomé, on Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Italy welcomes Sudan efforts for dialogue in Libya
    29 november 2014 10:36:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Italian minister of foreign affairs, Paolo Genteloni, says that Italy backs efforts of Sudan to promote dialogue and stability in Libya, which is being torn apart by political and security crises. Full text...

  • Guinea: France grants Guinea 100 million euros to combat Ebola
    29 november 2014 10:19:04
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - France has granted Guinea 100 million euros to fight the Ebola virus disease that has killed more than 1,000 people in the West African country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa perfectly poised for the presidency (Feature by Craig Urquhart, PANA correspondent)
    29 november 2014 08:01:07
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - With President Jacob Zuma reeling in the wake of a series of crippling scandals, the spotlight is shifting to his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, who is beginning to look like the only person capable of pulling South Africa away from the biggest political upheaval since the collapse of apartheid two decades ago. Full text...

  • Belgium: European Development Commissioner leaves for Francophonie summit
    28 november 2014 22:28:26
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica, left Brussels for Dakar on Friday to take part in the 15th Francophonie summit this weekend. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Opposition leader demands investigations into 1990 hanging of 28 soldiers
    28 november 2014 21:37:22
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The deputy chairman of the opposition Union of Forces for Progress (UFP), Me Lo Gourmo, has demanded investigations into the hanging of 28 black Mauritanians on 27-28 November in the northern two of Inal. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Italian foreign minister calls for fresh initiative for Libya dialogue
    28 november 2014 21:10:09
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Italian minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Paolo Gentiloni, on Friday called for the the strengthening of initiatives that encourage dialogue in Libya. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia to cancel visa for 20 eastern European, African countries
    28 november 2014 21:09:42
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian ministry of foreign affairs announced on Friday that it would cancel entry visas into Tunisia for 20 countries, especially in Eastern Europe and Africa. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Three pro-Compaoré officials sacked
    28 november 2014 21:05:07
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Three former key allies of ousted Burkinabe president Blaise Compaoré have been relieved of their duties. Full text...

  • Cameroon: President Biya leaves for Francophonie summit
    28 november 2014 20:16:01
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, his wife Chantal and several government officials left Yaoundé on Friday for Senegal to take part in the 15th Conference of Francophonie heads of State and government due in Dakar on 29-30 November. Full text...

  • Togo: UN to support electoral process in Togo
    28 november 2014 20:10:20
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The Special Representative of the Un Secretary-General for West Africa, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, met on Friday in Lome with the Togolese Head of State, Faure Gnassingbé, to discuss preparations for the 2015 elections in Togo. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian president to attend 15th Francophonie Summit in Dakar
    28 november 2014 13:37:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, is due in Dakar Friday where he will attend the 15th Francophonie Summit, scheduled for 29-30 November, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: MFWA crowns Gambian President ''West Africa's King of impunity''
    27 november 2014 20:55:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has named the President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia ‘West Africa’s King of Impunity.’ Full text...

  • Egypt: Libyan Parliament Speaker arrives in Cairo
    27 november 2014 18:46:51
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Speaker of the Libyan Chamber of Representatives (Parliament) Aguila Saleh Gueider arrived in Cairo on Thursday leading a high-level delegation for a four-day visit during which he will hold talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS lauds EU, other partners for their support
    27 november 2014 13:48:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS Commission President Kadré Desire Ouédraogo has commended the European Union (EU) and other development partners, especially the World Bank, UNIDO and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), for supporting the regional economic and trade integration process and the West African private sector competitiveness programmes. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Group asks political parties to make commitments to free, fair elections in 2015
    27 november 2014 12:44:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Stop Impunity Nigeria (S.I.N.) Campaign, has called on all registered political parties in Nigeria to ensure that the country witnesses free and fair elections during the 2015 General Elections. Full text...

  • Libya: France, Egypt discuss fighting terrorism in Libya
    26 november 2014 20:29:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, has said that Egypt and France have agreed on the need to respect the unity and sovereignty of Libya. Full text...

  • Libya: 'Italian armed forces ready to help Libya'
    26 november 2014 20:03:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Italian Foreign Minister, Paulo Gentiloni, says that Libya is on the verge of collapse and the European nation's armed forces were ready to help if asked by the UN. Full text...

  • United Arab Emirates: UAE fears 'Libya may turn into another Syria'
    26 november 2014 19:40:36
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - United Arab Emirates (UAE) is very much concerned about the ongoing situation in Libya in view of the violence perpetrated by Islamist militias, which could turn the North African country into another Syria, according to UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgian minister briefs Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea diplomats on efforts to contain Ebola
    26 november 2014 18:11:38
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgian Minister of Cooperation and Development Alexander De Croo on Wednesday received Sierra Leonean, Liberian and Guinean diplomats in his office in Brussels to brief them about the measures taken by Belgium to fight the deadly Ebola virus disease and said that a large part of his departmental budget would be devoted to the task. Full text...

  • Mali: ADEMA party candidate wins parliamentary by-election
    26 november 2014 17:16:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A candidate of Alliance for Democracy in Mali (ADEMA) has beaten his rival of Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD) party in a parliamentary by-election held Sunday in Yorosso constituency of Sikasso region, southern Mali, according to preliminary results announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan rebels claim fresh attacks launched in Jonglei state
    26 november 2014 15:47:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese rebels claimed Wednesday that government troops launched fresh attacks against their fighters in six different locations in Jonglei state and warned that they would fight back. Full text...

  • Zambia: Late President’s son, Mulenga Sata, withdraws from presidential race
    26 november 2014 15:38:53
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s late President Michael Sata’s son, Mulenga, has announced his withdrawal from contesting for the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) presidency. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Forced migrant returnees now bigger threat in Horn of Africa
    26 november 2014 12:53:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ministers in charge of immigration and refugees in the Horn of Africa region met here Wednesday to discuss a response to the influx of forced returnees from Europe and the Gulf region, which is proving to be a crisis. Full text...

  • UAE: UAE pleads for stability in Egypt
    26 november 2014 12:40:09
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Senior Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash has strongly pleaded for stability in Egypt, a country which he says is the rock of regional stability. Full text...

  • Mauritius: NGO campaigns for votes for women candidates in forthcoming polls
    26 november 2014 10:17:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian NGO ''Women In Politics (WIP)'' Wednesday launched a sensitisation campaign asking voters to vote for women candidates in the 10 Dec. legislative elections in the country, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 'Burkina popular uprising killed 24, injured 625'
    25 november 2014 21:56:08
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The popular uprising of 30 and 31 October 2014 that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré killed 24 people and injured 625 others, according to a draft report of the ad hoc committee on human rights. Full text...

  • Senegal: 'Youth and women at the heart of discussions at 15th Francophonie summit'
    25 november 2014 21:22:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Young people and women are at the heart of reflections of the 15th Francophonie summit scheduled for 29-30 November in Dakar, the Senegalese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mankeur Ndiaye, has announced. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia condemns attacks against its nationals in Libya
    25 november 2014 19:55:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Foreign Affairs Ministry has condemned the repeated attacks in Libya against Tunisian nationals residing in the country. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan says decision on UNAMID's exit not spurred by mass rape allegations
    25 november 2014 19:55:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Tuesday said its decision to see the UN-AU peace keeping forces (UNAMID) leave the country was not linked to the recent allegations of mass rape in the region, but was rather a long standing question pending implementation. Full text...

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