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  • American musician, George Benson, thrills fans in Angola
    02 august 2010 10:40:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Multi-Grammy-Award winning American musician George Bens on serenaded his fans in Luanda, Angola, Saturday at a music show, according to Angola's press agency, AN GOP. Full text...

  • Tanzania's Conservation Area is World Heritage Site
    01 august 2010 13:31:00
    Brasilia- Brazil (PANA) -- The World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia, Braz il, has inscribed the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania as a cultural pro p erty on the World Heritage List, according to a press release issued by UNICEF a n d made available to PANA here. Full text...

  • 7th cinematographic meetings hold 26-30 Nov
    31 july 2010 13:25:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 7th edition of the Bamako Cinematographic Meeting (RCB) and the International Festival of Nyamina (FINA) will be held 20-30 Novemb er 2010, the Bamako-based Union of West African Cinema and Audiovisual Designers and Entrepreneurs (UCEOAO) said. Full text...

  • Everglades National Park on danger list, says World Heritage Committee
    30 july 2010 19:16:00
    Brasilia- Brazil (PANA) -- The World Heritage Committee, holding its 34th session in Brasilia under the chairmanship of the Brazilian Minister of Culture of Brazil, Joao Luiz da Silva Ferreira, has inscribed the Everglades National Park in the US on the List of World Heritage in danger. Full text...

  • Georgia Cathedral, Monastery on danger list, says World Heritage Committee
    29 july 2010 18:14:00
    Brasilia- Brazil (PANA) -- The World Heritage Committee, holding its 34th session chaired by Joao Luiz da Silva Ferreira, the Minister of Culture of Brazil, has i nscribed the site of Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) on the Lis t of World Heritage in Danger. Full text...

  • UNESCO Literacy Prize winners for 2010 emerge
    28 july 2010 15:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The six winners of the UNESCO International Literacy Priz es for 2010 were announced Wednesday by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bo k ova, following the recommendation of an international Jury, which met between 5 a nd 9 July. Full text...

  • Lome hosts 3rd African music festival
    26 july 2010 16:25:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The third edition of the international African music festiva l, dubbed "Africarythmes", will begin 5 August in the Togolese capital, Lome, wi t h several artists from the continent, including Lokoua Kanza from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), participating, sources close to organisers told PANA. Full text...

  • 39 properties for inscription on UNESCO's World Heritage List
    26 july 2010 15:22:00
    Brasilia- Brazil (PANA) -- Thirty-nine nominations from 33 countries will be cons idered for inscription on UNESCO's World Heritage List during the meeting of the World Heritage Committee underway in Brasilia, Brazil, PANA reported from here M o nday. Full text...

  • Big Brother Africa pays homage to Mandela at 92
    19 july 2010 15:57:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Organisers of the reality show, Big Brother Africa All Star, whose latest season started Sunday, paid homage to former South African president, Nelson Mandela, on his 92nd birthday anniversary (18 July). Full text...

  • Mauritius to promote four foreign languages
    16 july 2010 16:09:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Arts and Culture Minister Mukeshwar Choonee, will introduce a bill to the National Parliament on Tuesday, seeking to promote four foreign languages -- Arabic, Bhojpuri, Mandarin and Sanskrit, a PANA correspondent reported from here. Full text...

  • UNESCO publishes work on teaching of African languages
    14 july 2010 23:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has published a document entitled â?Why and how Africa must invest in African languages and multilingual educationâ?, the working group, Communication for Education and Development (COMED) of the Association for Education Development in Africa, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNESCO lists Kenyan, Malian 'intangible cultural heritage' sites
    08 july 2010 23:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) â" The UN cultural organisat-ion (UNESCO) has identified t wo Kenyan and Malian â?intangible cultural heritageâ? sites that are in need of urgent safeguarding. Full text...

  • UNESCO identifies sites for archaeological research in Angola
    08 july 2010 21:41:00
    Mbanza Kongo- Angola (PANA) -- Experts of the UN cultural organisation (UNESCO) and Angolan Culture Ministry have identified the main sites for archaeological research under the "Mbanza Kongo, a city to unearth and preserve" project. Full text...

  • UNESCO prepares for Haiti's rebirth through culture
    08 july 2010 15:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Building institutional capacity, drawing up inventories and developing plans for safeguarding Haitian cultural heritage are some of the priority actions identified by the International Coordination Committee for the protection of Haitian cultural heritage (ICC) at its first meeting on 7 and 8 July in Paris, France. Full text...

  • UNESCO Committee to meet on Haitian cultural heritage
    06 july 2010 23:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Coordination Committee for the protecti on of Haitian cultural heritage (ICC) will hold its first meeting at UNESCO Head q uarters in Paris on 7 and 8 July. Full text...

  • Traditional crafts development meeting opens
    05 july 2010 22:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A three-day meeting on development of craft industries and the sponsoring of traditional crafts in Arab countries began on Monday in Tripoli to examine the experiences in the various countries to promote the crafts industries and ways to improve the capacities of their craftsmen. Full text...

  • Libya, UNESCO examine cooperation
    16 june 2010 20:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary of the Libyan general people's Committee f or Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Full text...

  • 60 countries for 3rd World Negro Arts Festival in Senegal
    10 june 2010 12:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some 60 countries will be represented at the 3rd edition of the World Negro Arts Festival (FESMAN III), scheduled for Senegal 10-31 December 2010, the General Delegate of the said festival, Abdoul Aziz Sow, annou nced here. Full text...

  • Gambian leader honours US musician Jermaine Jackson, late brother Micheal
    03 june 2010 14:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has decorated Jermaine Jackson, the American music celebrity, with the national award -- Commander of t h e National Order -- at an ongoing cultural festival in Kanilai, Jammeh's home v i llage which is situated some 120 kilometres South/East of Banjul, the Gambian ca p ital, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • US jazz group in Cote d'Ivoire
    02 june 2010 12:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An American jazz group, the Freddie Bryant Kale idoscope Jazz Trio, is in Cote d'Ivoire as part of a 30-day regional tour that will also take them it to Mali, Benin and Senegal. Full text...

  • Ethiopian film makers seek global audience
    01 june 2010 15:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia’s leading film makers have urged the international film industry to look into more filming opportunities in the under-explored Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ethiopian film makers seek global audience
    01 june 2010 13:51:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopiaâ?s leading film makers have urged the i nternational film industry to look into more filming opportunities in the under- e xplored Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Jermaine Jackson defies stay-away warning, holds concert in Gambia
    31 may 2010 08:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Defying a warning to stay away from The Gambia, American musician Jermaine Jackson, held a concert in the tiny West African nation this w eekend, in honour of his later brother, Michael Jackson, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Jermaine Jackson stages concert in Gambia, honours late brother Michael
    29 may 2010 19:37:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Famous American celebrity, Jermaine Jackson is Saturday staging a music concert in The Gambia as a tribute to his late brother, Michael, the worldâ?s pop superstar who died last year aged 50. Full text...

  • UNESCO to designate new biosphere reserves
    26 may 2010 18:09:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- New biosphere reserves will be designated during the meet ing of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) UNESCO Programme, whose 22nd session will be held from 31 May to 4 June at the U N ESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. Full text...

  • UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education underway in Seoul
    25 may 2010 15:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Leading experts have assembled in Seoul, South Korea, whe re the Second World Conference on Arts Education kicked off Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambia's international cultural festival opens
    24 may 2010 18:15:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The fifth Kanilai International Cultural Festival in Gam bia opened Monday in Kanilai, the birth place of the Gambian leader, Yahya Jamme h . Full text...

  • Sub-regional rights body advises Jermaine Jackson
    24 may 2010 17:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) â" The sub--regional rights body, Media Foundation for Wes t Africa (MFWA), has advised the American iconic singer, Jermaine Jackson, to st a y away from Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and his planned birthday celebrations , PANA reported from here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigerian poet expected in Angola to celebrate Africa Day
    23 may 2010 16:52:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Nigerian poet, Toyin Adewale Gabriel, is due in Ango la next week at the invitation of the Angolan Writers Union (UEA) to participate in activities marking the Africa Day, to be celebrated on 25 May. Full text...

  • UNESCO showcases 600 art works in Paris
    15 may 2010 17:11:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage on Saturday opened the doors of its headquarters in Paris to the public for guided tours of its collection of 600 masterpieces and artistic works. Full text...

  • Senegalese artist highlights food self-sufficiency (Corrected)
    15 may 2010 14:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese artist Ibrahima Seck Niang, through one of his works exhibited at the Village of Arts in Dakar, has raised the question of importation and consumption of Thai rice in his country instead of what is produced in the Senegal River Valley in the north and in Casamance in the south. Full text...

  • Six Senegalese artists to exhibit in Thailand
    15 may 2010 10:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) - – A Belgian art association, Art sans frontières, has selected six Senegalese artists to take part in a series of exhibitions, the first of which is scheduled for August in the island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Full text...

  • Libya, Egypt sign MOU on religious goods
    12 may 2010 20:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan General Office for Waqfs (religious good) and Zakat and the Egyptian ministry of Waqfs on Wednesday signed a memorandum of un d erstanding (MOU) in Tripoli on Waqfs and Islamic Affairs. Full text...

  • PACA poised to develop the arts
    11 may 2010 22:30:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Pan-African Circle of Arts (PACA) has embarked on a study tour of The Gambia in an attempt to implement a project initiated in 2001 t o develop the arts on the continent. Full text...

  • 42 int'l dancers train in Senegal
    05 may 2010 14:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese dancing school, Ecole des Sables of Toubab Dialaw, is hosting young dancers and choreographers from 24 countries in Africa and the Diaspora during a 12-week dance course, running from 14 April to 7 July, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Forum of Africa kings enthrones Elhadj Koky Diop king of Dakar
    04 may 2010 22:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The permanent secretary of the Forum of Africa kings, sultans, princes, traditional leaders, king Tchiffi Zie Jean Gervais of Côte d'Ivoire, on Tuesday enthroned Grand Serigne of Dakar, Elhadj Massamba Koky Diop, who is the high chief of the Senegalese Lebou, as king of Dakar. Full text...

  • Angolan historians participate in seminar on African descendants in
    03 may 2010 15:06:00
    Brazil Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A group of Angolan historians are expected in Brazil onMonday to participate in a seminar on "The origin and culture of African people", taking place in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, on 4-6 May,According to the co-ordinator of the group, Carlos Vicente de Oliveira, the seminar is expected to help historians to understand the true origin of Africans who were taken to other continents during the slave trade period. Full text...

  • Results of international children drawing competition in Libya
    30 april 2010 19:25:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The following is the result of the eighth edition of the international children's drawing competition held Thursday in Tripoli, the Liby a n capital. Full text...

  • 28 artists from 16 African countries for 2010 Dak'Art festival
    30 april 2010 16:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Twenty-eight artists (18 men and 10 women) from 16 African countries have been selected to take part in the ninth edition of the Contemporary African Art (Dak'Art) festival, scheduled to take place from 7 May to 7 June in the Senegalese capital , Dak'Art Secretary General, Ousseynou Wade, said here. Full text...

  • Benin to hold ceremony to 'repatriate' souls of African slaves
    28 april 2010 21:08:00
    Cotonou-Benin (PANA) – Benin will from next month begin a seven--month exercise to “repatriate” the souls of African slaves who died during the obnoxious slave trade. Full text...

  • Cuban minister visits Angolan Writers Association
    28 april 2010 17:18:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Cuba's Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, Tuesday met in Luanda with members of the Angolan Writers Association (UEA), to learn about their Association and analyse the cultural ties between both countries. Full text...

  • Cuba to assist Agostinho Neto Foundation
    27 april 2010 21:40:00
    Luanda- Angola ((PANA) -- The Agostinho Neto Foundation may count on the assistance of the Republic of Cuba to enrich its archive, the Cuban minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, said in Luanda on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian wins 1st Prize at Abidjan Film Festival
    27 april 2010 18:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The film, "La metaphore du Manioc", produced by Lionel Meta, earned the Cameroonian the first prize at the sixth edition of the International Short Film Festival of Abidjan (FICA), PANA learnt from organizers on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Egyptian Jaber Asfrour wins Kadhafi's Prize for literature
    25 april 2010 12:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The maiden edition of the Mouammar Kadhafi Prize for int ernational literature (2009) was Saturday awarded to Jaber Asfrour, an Egyptian i ntellectual and literary critic. Full text...

  • Preparations for first Arab cultural summit begin (Corrected)
    21 april 2010 22:27:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Preparations for the Arab cultural summit agreed during the recent Arab summit held in Sirte, Libya, have begun, the managing director o f Arab Education, Culture and Sciences Organization (ALESCO), Mohamed Aziz Ben Achour, announced on Tuesda y in Tunis. Full text...

  • Preparations for first Arab cultural summit begins
    21 april 2010 22:23:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Preparations for the Arab cultural summit agreed during the recent Arab summit held in Sirte, Libya, have begun, the managing director o f Arab Education, Culture and Sciences Organization (ALESCO), Mohamed Aziz Ben Achour, announced on Tuesda y in Tunis. Full text...

  • Remains of Burkina actor Kouyatأ© to be flown home on Friday
    20 april 2010 22:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The remains of Burkina Faso's actor and playwright, Sotig ui Kouyatأ©, will be flown home on Friday to Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • UN forum on indigenous issues opens in New York
    20 april 2010 15:55:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The annual United Nations forum on indigenous issues opene d here on Monday with a call by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on member s t ates to promote development while respecting the values and traditions of indige n ous peoples. Full text...

  • Drawings, photos of French explorer Binger exhibited in Bamako
    17 april 2010 13:18:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- An exhibition of drawings and photographs by French explorer Louis Gustave Binger in Sudan, Mali, and Cأ´te d'Ivoire in 1887 opened Friday at the museum of Bamako. Full text...

  • UNESCO to assist Uganda in reconstructing World Heritage Site
    14 april 2010 12:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- UNESCO has pledged to assist Uganda to reconstruct the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi (Uganda), following the near-destruction of the World Heritage Site by fire on 16 March, a UNESCO statement obtained by PANA here Wednesday said. Full text...

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