• 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Fixtures for Wednesday's matches
    14 november 2018 06:45:32
    Montevideo, Uruguay (PANA) - The following are the fixtures for Wednesday's matches at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup being played in Uruguay. Full text...

  • ECOWAS organises dialogue, mediation workshop for Nigeria's 2019 conflict-free elections
    14 november 2018 06:35:23
    Enugu, Nigeria (PANA) - In continuation of its initiatives to ensure conflict-free elections in Nigeria in 2019, a 3-day workshop organised by the ECOWAS Commission opened on Tuesday for political actors and civil society groups in the country’s South-East geo-political zone, on the use of dialogue and mediation as tools for preventing and mitigating election-related violence and disputes. Full text...

  • Help build vulnerable island states’ resilience to extreme weather, urges senior UN official
    14 november 2018 02:09:48
    New York, US (PANA) - With Small Island Developing States (SIDS) bearing the brunt of economic losses from climate change, making them more resilient to extreme weather events must be a priority, said Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), speaking at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Building climate resilience and peace, go hand in hand for Africa’s Sahel – UN forum
    14 november 2018 02:02:38
    New York, US (PANA) - To build a sustainable peace in Africa’s Sahel region, “urgent attention” is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure that communities have access to sufficient opportunities, a joint meeting between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission highlighted on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN envoy urges DRC gov't to ‘secure’ next month's key elections
    14 november 2018 01:54:46
    New York, US (PANA) - With key national elections due next month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed groups in the east of the country still threaten to derail the vote, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Results of opening day matches
    14 november 2018 01:47:55
    Montevideo, Uruguay (PANA) - The following are the results of the opening day matches on Tuesday of the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup competition in Uruguay. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Ghana thrash Uruguay 5-0 in opening match
    14 november 2018 01:39:48
    Montevideo, Uruguay (PANA) - Ghana's captain Mukarama Abdulai scored a hat-trick as Ghana thrashed hosts Uruguay 5-0 in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World competition on Tuesday in Montevideo. Full text...

  • Burundi: AFCON 2019 qualifiers: ‘Swallows’ in Juba for Friday match
    13 november 2018 20:00:37
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's national football team, the 'Swallows' has arrived in Juba for its game against South Sudan, as part of the qualifiers for the AFCON 2019, sources at Burundian Football Federation (FFB) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • New education approach needed to prepare MENA youth to shape the future
    13 november 2018 19:09:39
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Education has the potential to shape the development trajectory of nations, boost growth and spread prosperity, but in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) it is not achieving its potential, according to a new World Bank report. Full text...

  • Cameroonian authorities commit to re-prioritize domestically financed public investment
    13 november 2018 18:48:53
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team on Tuesday reached staff-level agreement with Cameroonian authorities on economic and financial policies that could support approval of the third review of their three-year programme supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). Full text...

  • Rwandan PM urges Africa to harness youth as agents of sustainable development
    13 november 2018 17:53:06
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente on Tuesday called for African leaders' efforts to harness the youth population into agents of sustainable development and address Africa's demographic dividend.Full text...

  • International Forum on Renewable Energy marks 45 years of BOAD
    13 november 2018 16:55:35
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - An International Forum on Renewable Energy opens in Lomé on Wednesday as part of events to mark the 45th anniversary of the West African Development Bank (BOAD), PANA learned Tuesday from the bank headquarters in the Togolese capital.Full text...

  • Train services to resume soon on Bamako-Dakar railroad
    13 november 2018 16:40:09
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Passenger and freight trains will soon start rolling between Mali and Senegal after several months of interruption, Malian Transport minister Soumana Mory Coulibaly has said. Full text...

  • Three civilians killed in a car bomb attack in Mali
    13 november 2018 15:51:40
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Three Malians were killed and two others wounded on Monday, as a car bomb exploded in the courtyard of a residence in the 8th district of Gao, northern Mali, according to a temporary report provided Tuesday by the Ministry of Security. Full text...

  • Haiti's First lady pays tribute to Genocide victims in Rwanda
    13 november 2018 15:45:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The First Lady of Haiti, Marie Etienne Martine Joseph, on Tuesday paid tribute to over 250,000 victims laid to rest at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi, a small hill overlooking Kigali city. Full text...

  • Libyan Army chief boycotts Palermo Conference on Libya
    13 november 2018 15:34:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Marshal Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan national army based in the east of the country, will not attend the Palermo International Conference on Libya, despite his arrival on Monday at the venue of the conference. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    13 november 2018 15:22:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Electronic commerce targeted to narrow intra-Africa trade gaps
    13 november 2018 14:47:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – African countries could rapidly increase the trade volumes and narrow down the gaps which hamper trade between countries in the region, officials said ahead of the upcoming UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Electronic Commerce week in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Tunisian group sues Minister of the Interior
    13 november 2018 11:52:42
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian lawyer Ridha Radaoui, a member of the Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi defence group, announced on Monday that the group has decided to sue the Interior Minister, Hichem Fourati, for concealing documents and secret data. Full text...

  • South African Bank liquidated over graft scandal
    13 november 2018 11:36:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday issued a final order to liquidate VBS Mutual Bank which was embroiled in a massive graft scandal.Full text...

  • Ethiopian military swoop on top Generals
    13 november 2018 11:31:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian military commanders, Brigadier-General Kinfe Dagnew and Major-General Tekleberhan Woldearegay, were arrested near the border with Sudan on Tuesday on suspicion of ordering crimes, including torture and rape of workers at a military enterprise, officials said.Full text...

  • Tunisian parliament approves new ministers
    13 november 2018 11:11:20
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian parliament on Monday approved the new ministers proposed by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed during his reshuffle on 5 November. Full text...

  • Two people killed in armed attack in southern Senegal
    13 november 2018 11:02:01
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - A chief of village in the restive Casamance region of Senegal and his nephew were on Monday afternoon killed by unidentified armed men, military sources have told PANA in dakar.Full text...

  • Gambian farmers call for empowerment
    13 november 2018 10:47:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian farmers in Nuimi District on Tuesday insisted that the new constitution in the making should empower them so that their welfare would be adequately addressed by those in authority. Full text...

  • Vision bodies hail sight inclusion in African Road Safety Forum
    13 november 2018 10:41:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Vision Impact Institute, a nonprofit organization and the African Council of Optometry (AFCO) have lauded inclusion of vision at the First African Road Safety Forum. Full text...

  • Barega, Kipruto shortlisted in IAAF Male Rising Star Award
    13 november 2018 10:31:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Ethiopia's Selemon Berega and Rhonex Kipruto of Kenya are among the five finalists shortlisted for the 2018 IAAF Male Rising Star Award, the world athletics governing body said on Monday in a press release from Monaco.Full text...

  • Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    13 november 2018 10:15:22
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Bank of Central African States.Full text...

  • Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty International's highest honour
    13 november 2018 10:12:15
    London, UK (PANA) - Amnesty International has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s "shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for".Full text...

  • Striking Kenyan private service vehicles back on the road after talks with gov't
    13 november 2018 09:53:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators in Kenya have called off their countrywide boycott following talks with the government that resolved some contentious issues.Full text...

  • Tuesday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    13 november 2018 09:43:29
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    13 november 2018 07:41:55
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Amnesty International hails arrests of Ethiopian security officials for rights abuses
    13 november 2018 03:59:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Amnesty International has hailed the arrest of at least 36 key security officials suspected to be responsible for gross human rights violations in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Marginalised voices must be ‘included and amplified’ in digital technology space: UN Chief
    13 november 2018 03:49:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - New thinking is needed to better address deep gender gaps in access to digital technologies, seek out networks of the increasingly active elderly population, and support young people facing a rapidly transforming labour market, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. Full text...

  • Antimicrobial resistance a 'global health emergency,' UN warns
    13 november 2018 03:41:18
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - By 2050, some five million people could die each year in Asia alone due to resistance to antibiotic medicines or antimicrobials, according to UN agencies. Full text...

  • UN holds forum to bring ‘big space data’ benefits to disaster response in Africa
    13 november 2018 03:34:06
    Bonn, Germany (PANA) - Outer space and disaster response experts on Monday gathered at a United Nations forum in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how “big data” including social media, crowdsourcing and satellite imaging, can reduce the risk of natural disasters in Africa and support response efforts when they strike. Full text...

  • International conference on Kimberley diamond certification process opens
    12 november 2018 18:15:11
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgian Minister of Foreign Affair Didier Reynders on Monday opened the annual conference on the Kimberly Process, an international platform to which more than 90 countries are members fighting against diamond trafficking. Full text...

  • Over 1,800 persons killed in recent attacks in north central Nigeria
    12 november 2018 17:25:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A total of 1,801 persons were killed in recent attacks in the northcentral Nigerian State of Plateau, the state's Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) said in the state capital, Jos, on Monday.Full text...

  • Manhunt for motorist who killed ducklings in South Africa
    12 november 2018 14:53:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A manhunt is underway for a Cape Town motorist who sparked a national outcry by driving over two ducklings in the city centre on Friday. Full text...

  • Nouakchott to host Conference of G5 Sahel presidents on 6 December
    12 november 2018 14:49:32
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, will host a conference of heads of State of the G5 Sahel, their partners and donors, on the financing of the first phase of the organisation’s priority investment programme (PIP), over 2019-2021, reliable sources told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • African Financial Alliance on Climate Change unveils guiding principles
    12 november 2018 14:37:32
    Johannesburge, South Africa (PANA) - The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently-concluded Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in South Africa. Full text...

  • AfDB achieves significant progress with energy projects across Africa
    12 november 2018 14:09:48
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The just-concluded Africa Investment Forum (AIF) successfully convened key stakeholders, and provided an unprecedented platform for effective dialogue to drive investments into the continent. Full text...

  • African Development Institute to host Women’s Rights advocate, Graca Machel, on Friday
    12 november 2018 13:59:15
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Institute will host Her Excellency, Graca Machel, as the Special Guest Speaker of the institute’s Eminent Speakers’ Lecture Series on Friday, 16 November 2018. Full text...

  • Gendarmerie repels armed attack in eastern Burkina Faso
    12 november 2018 13:45:43
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – A contingent of Burkinabe gendarmerie on Sunday night repelled an armed attack against its position, in the village of Partiaga, eastern Burkina Faso, where terrorists are attempting to establish a base in a forest, security sources told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Rwandan teenagers missing out on proper family planning, says official
    12 november 2018 13:19:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan Minister of Health, Diane Gashumba, has stressed the pressing need for the country to implement modern family planning programs to help curb the high rate of teenage pregnancies. Full text...

  • The Netherlands initiate project to mitigate climate change in Mali
    12 november 2018 13:11:52
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Netherlands, through the Dutch development organization (SNW), has established a project to help farmers and pastoralists in Mali face climate change and insecurity, reliable sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Humanitarian charity calls for improved hygiene facilities to combat cholera outbreaks
    12 november 2018 11:41:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000, a humanitarian charity warned on Monday. Full text...

  • Sara Sports take lead in Togo football league
    12 november 2018 11:31:28
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Sara sports have taken the lead in the Togo football league at the end of the Day 7 matches played the weekend, despite its 0-0 draw against ASCK. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    12 november 2018 11:25:51
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Villagers want new commission for Gambian health workers
    12 november 2018 11:24:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The people of Jokadou District in Gambia have called for a constitutional provision on the establishment of a Health Service Commission to tackle the country’s health problems. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the CFAF in Central Africa
    12 november 2018 11:20:10
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Monday’s exchange rates for the CFAF, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...


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