• Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    20 april 2018 11:37:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    20 april 2018 11:24:43
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • South Africa's president Ramaphosa cuts short UK trip over protest action
    20 april 2018 09:42:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday cut short his official visit to the UK to deal with major protests in the North West province. He had been attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London where he was leading a government delegation. Full text...

  • Governance weaknesses debilitate Congo’s economy - IMF
    20 april 2018 09:38:46
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission and the authorities in Congo have reached broad understanding on policies that could be supported by the IMF under a financial arrangement to foster sustained and inclusive growth by restoring fiscal sustainability and enhancing governance.Full text...

  • Two UN agencies launch project to rebuild livelihoods in eastern DR Congo
    20 april 2018 06:46:39
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Two UN agencies are launching an innovative joint project to rebuild livelihoods shattered by conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), by empowering women, supporting farmers and helping build peace between communities – all thanks to a €35 million contribution from the German people. Full text...

  • Drones ready to join fight against deadly diseases – UN agency
    20 april 2018 06:12:15
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a United Nations agency said on Thursday after a successful test releasing sterile mosquitos from aerial drones as part of efforts to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases. Full text...

  • UN pays tribute to 140 fallen staff members
    20 april 2018 06:03:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Were it not for the sacrifices of United Nations peacekeepers, humanitarians and other personnel, the people who needed urgent support in the most difficult and dangerous environments would have experienced greater suffering, the top UN official said on Thursday in an annual memorial service for fallen colleagues. Full text...

  • UN to study its role in Liberia conflict resolution, political mediation
    20 april 2018 05:56:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Commending the remarkable achievements made by the people and Government of Liberia to consolidate lasting peace and stability in the wake of a 1999-2003 civil war, the Security Council on Thursday asked the United Nations Secretary-General to conduct a study of the role played by its peacekeeping mission in resolving conflicts and other challenges the country has faced. Full text...

  • Bashir sacks foreign minister Ghandour
    19 april 2018 21:09:38
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir on Thursday relieved foreign minister Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Ghandour of his duties.Full text...

  • Kenya's U20 football team arrives in Kigali for Rwanda clash
    19 april 2018 19:20:04
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Kenya's U20 national football team, also known as Rising Stars, jetted into Kigali on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s second-leg clash of the African Youth Championships qualifier against Rwanda.Full text...

  • Research reveals gaps in providing sub-optimal malaria treatment in Africa
    19 april 2018 19:13:41
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - New research published Thursday by the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), reveals that a large proportion of malaria patients in endemic countries in Africa are likely to receive doses of malaria medicine that are too low to offer effective treatment. Full text...

  • Rwandan army to provide free treatments for 113,000 patients in critical care
    19 april 2018 15:38:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) will Friday launch the "unique" outreach programme targeting some 113,000 patients in critical care across the country, a military source confirmed Thursday in Kigali.Full text...

  • Rwandan Olympians return from Australia without medals
    19 april 2018 15:25:51
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan sports delegation to the Commonwealth Games in Australia, returned home early Thursday without any medals but with one player and a coach missing at the end of the event, Sports sources confirmed to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Rwandan FM renews call for a malaria-free Africa by 2030
    19 april 2018 13:41:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, has said that current progress in the fight against malaria has stalled in Africa, warning that current efforts to cut malaria prevalence in half across the Commonwealth by 2023 will be an important stepping stone towards the African Union’s goal of a malaria-free Africa by 2030. Full text...

  • MFWA, partners train Senegalese journalists on anti-corruption coverage
    19 april 2018 13:32:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – A three-day training programme on effective anti-corruption reporting for Senegalese journalists got underway on Thursday in the country’s capital, Dakar. Full text...

  • Japan gives Mali 1 billion CFAF for food security
    19 april 2018 13:25:30
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Japanese government, through the World Food Programme (WFP), has given Mali a financial aid of US$ 2 million (about 1.046 billion CFAF), to enable the African country to take food assistance to about 25,000 food-insecure people in the country, the Malian food security commission told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Thursday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    19 april 2018 11:24:29
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Africa's economic growth to pick up to 3.1 percent, says World Bank
    19 april 2018 11:06:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Sub-Saharan Africa economic growth is set to pick up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a number of disappointing years, the World Bank says in a report published on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Rwandan authorities warn on floods, landslides
    19 april 2018 10:54:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees Affairs on Thursday warned of heavy rains and possible flooding especially in areas with rivers and landslide in the mountainous areas. Full text...

  • FAO designates new unique agricultural heritage sites
    19 april 2018 09:42:18
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Thirteen new landscapes were formally celebrated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) in Rome on Thursday, paying tribute to the ingenious ways that human needs and nature's resources have been combined to create mutually sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems. Full text...

  • Malema slams 'racist' prosecutors
    19 april 2018 09:25:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A major race row has erupted after lobby group AfriForum on Thursday announced that it intended to privately prosecute Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on charges of fraud and corruption. Full text...

  • AIMS, AfDB commit to transform industry-led research in Africa
    19 april 2018 09:21:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a landmark relationship aimed at building an industry-led research institution in the league of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to the website of AfDB. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    19 april 2018 08:54:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Rwandan pastor in Burundi declared persona non grata
    19 april 2018 08:49:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandese female pastor, Christine Nkomeza living in Burundi has been declared persona non grata for her alleged involvement in "subversive activities" while conducting "illegal religious activities", according to a senior official in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    19 april 2018 08:25:59
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    19 april 2018 08:00:58
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Sixteen teams reach group stage
    19 april 2018 06:31:46
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following teams have qualified for the group stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup after their matches on Tuesday and Wednesday in the second-round, play-off round. Full text...

  • Commonwealth leaders call for collective action to halve malaria in 5 years
    18 april 2018 22:58:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Commonwealth leaders attending the Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, UK, have committed to make a game-changing commitment to halve malaria across the Commonwealth within the next five years, according to a statement obtained on Wednesday by PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • UN hails release of more than 200 child soldiers in South Sudan
    18 april 2018 22:51:07
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Two hundred and seven child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, part of a series of planned discharges that should see nearly 1,000 children return home over the coming months. Full text...

  • New antimalaria drugs may become ineffective - Experts
    18 april 2018 22:46:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - New drugs that could treat malaria may rapidly become ineffective for 2.4 billion people from Commonwealth member states, 90% whom live in malaria-endemic countries with the majority in sub-Saharan African region, according to a new research released on the sideline of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that is currently taking place in London, UK. Full text...

  • Financial institutions back support programmes for vulnerable populations
    18 april 2018 22:39:29
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The British aid agency, the World Bank (WB) and the French Agency and Development (ADF) are backing the Mauritanian government for an innovative seasonal monetary transfer programme for families affected by disasters like drought called "Al Maouna Transfert," a joint World Bank/AFD declaration said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Barrow addresses UK gathering on Gambia
    18 april 2018 22:21:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Wednesday addressed a gathering in London, UK, on Gambia’s future. Full text...

  • Racist estate agent denied right to appeal conviction
    18 april 2018 22:13:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Johannesburg court on Wednesday turned down an appeal by a former estate agent with a racist tirade, ruling that her two-year jail term stands. Full text...

  • Another Rwandan female volleyball player vanishes at Commonwealth Games in Australia
    18 april 2018 15:19:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The second member of the Rwandan delegation at just-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Denise Mutatsimpundu, has gone missing from her accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, just few hours before the team was due to return home, a sport official confirmed Wednesday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Kenyatta roots for intra-Africa trade
    18 april 2018 15:16:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said intra-Africa trade is the only way the continent can cushion itself against external economic shocks.Full text...

  • Cash-strapped Gor Mahia lands in Pretoria for CAF Confed. Cup tie
    18 april 2018 15:11:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Gor Mahia landed in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday morning less than a few hours before they tackle SuperSport United in the return leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoff round at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Full text...

  • Kenya hosts seminar for ABU ring officials
    18 april 2018 15:04:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya will host a two-day seminar for African boxing ring officials in Nairobi from Thursday. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    18 april 2018 14:57:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Wednesday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    18 april 2018 14:55:16
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D), as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Global body adopts new measures to stop the spread of plant pests
    18 april 2018 11:50:01
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The body charged with keeping global trade in plants and plant products safe has adopted several new phytosanitary standards aimed at preventing destructive agricultural and environmental pests from jumping borders and spreading internationally. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    18 april 2018 11:49:23
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    18 april 2018 09:53:10
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    18 april 2018 09:38:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Amnesty pushes for victims’ rights at OECD Minerals Forum
    18 april 2018 08:29:29
    Paris, France (PANA) - Human rights group, Amnesty International, has urged zero tolerance for companies who continue to profit from human rights abuses in cobalt mines, ahead of the 12th Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, which is taking place in Paris between 17-20 April. Full text...

  • Rights group slams Nigeria police over crackdown on Islamic leader's supporters
    18 april 2018 07:53:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Amnesty International has sharply criticised Nigerian police for violence against protesting supporters of an Islamic leader who has been detained since 2015. Full text...

  • IOM chief says root cause of internal displacements must be tackled
    18 april 2018 07:39:56
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - More than 40 million people are displaced by conflict and another 25 million annually by disaster ­­– within the borders of their own countries – with children, on average, making up over half those numbers, the United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: 4 clubs through to group stage
    18 april 2018 06:04:18
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - AS Vita of DR Congo, USM Alger of Algeria, ASEC Mimosas of Cote d’Ivoire and Egypt's Al-Masry on Tuesday qualified for the group stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, after their matches in the second-round, play-off round were decided. Full text...

  • Upswing in global growth won’t last forever - IMF
    17 april 2018 21:47:38
    New York, US (PANA) - While the world economy continues to show broad-based momentum, a new report released on Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that there may be choppy seas ahead, caused by increasing protectionism or tit-for-tat trade wars. Full text...

  • South Africa, France complete satellite project
    17 april 2018 16:08:17
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the French South African Institute of Technology (F’Sati) have teamed up to construct and launch Africa’s biggest and most advanced cube satellite.Full text...

  • Top causes of maternal death linked to Haemorrhage, Hypertensive disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa
    17 april 2018 15:24:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The two leading causes of maternal death in Sub-Saharan Africa are directly linked to the post-partum haemorrhage and Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy (HDP), according to an official report made available Tuesday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...


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