• Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    17 january 2018 11:34:26
    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...

  • Ramaphosa urged to stop Zuma's allies from fleeing South Africa
    17 january 2018 11:32:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has snubbed President Jacob Zuma and called on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that borders and airports are put on alert in order to stop the Gupta family from trying to flee the country ahead of their reported imminent arrests. Full text...

  • Kenya to create mega development bank
    17 january 2018 10:28:21
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Kenyan government plans to merge six state-owned financial services firms to form one Development Bank, the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said on Tuesday.Full text...

  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    17 january 2018 07:42:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • AUC, UNSMIL agree on coordinated approach to seek lasting peace in Libya
    17 january 2018 07:33:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) have agreed that a coordinated approach between the two organizations is vital in finding lasting peace in Libya. Full text...

  • AU congratulates Bience Gawanas on appointment as UN Special Advisor on Africa
    17 january 2018 07:27:37
    Addis Abeba, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission has congratulated Ms Bience Gawanas of Namibia, on her appointment as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Africa.Full text...

  • 2-day AU gender pre-summit takes place in Addis Ababa
    17 january 2018 07:19:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The 10th African Union (AU) Gender Pre-Summit to discuss impact of corruption on women’s empowerment and related Issues begins on Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, over two days. Full text...

  • US President Trump declared 'Persona Non Grata' in Caribbean over 'Shithole' comments
    17 january 2018 07:11:46
    Bridgetown, Barbados (PANA) - Some 200 persons and organizations have signed a document, declaring US President Donald Trump "Persona Non Grata" in the Caribbean region. Full text...

  • UN Security Council urges DRC politicians to resolve differences peacefully
    17 january 2018 07:05:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors there to exercise maximum restraint and to address their differences peacefully. Full text...

  • FIFA reveals why Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was banned for life
    17 january 2018 06:59:41
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Soccer Governing Body, FIFA, has released a statement regarding the ban on Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey following his "reckless" officiating in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Senegal and South Africa in 2016. Full text...

  • AfDB inspires Nigerian school children with ‘Farming is Cool’ competition
    17 january 2018 06:55:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - As part of its goal to see a generational shift in agriculture on the continent, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has taken its ‘Farming is Cool’ initiative to school children in Nigeria. Full text...

  • AfDB Chief receives Liberia's highest honour
    17 january 2018 06:49:24
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has been honoured with the "Order of the Star of Africa with the Grade of Grand Band of the Republic of Liberia", during an investiture ceremony hosted by the outgoing Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Full text...

  • 2018 CHAN: Fixtures for Day 2, Group A matches on Wednesday, all Day 1 results
    17 january 2018 06:45:54
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Day 2 matches in Group A of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), taking place in Morocco, take place on Wednesday at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca. Full text...

  • 2018 CHAN: Results of Day 1, Group D matches
    16 january 2018 21:53:46
    Agadir, Morocco (PANA) - Here are results from Group D, Day 1 matches at the ongoing 2018 African Nations Championship, taking place in Morocco. Full text...

  • UN chief outlines priorities for action in 2018
    16 january 2018 19:52:17
    New York, US (PANA) – Having taken office with a call for peace to be the watchword of 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said the world instead had ‘gone in reverse,” and that there are critical areas that need action in the New year, including climate change, the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East conflict, and the Rohingya crisis. Full text...

  • Nigeria records 0.53 percent inflation drop in December 2017
    16 january 2018 19:47:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's inflation rate, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), further dropped to 15.37 per cent in December 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Tuesday, noting a 0.53 per cent points drop from 15.90 per cent recorded in November. Full text...

  • Gambia, ITFC ink US$210m financing deal for key economic sectors
    16 january 2018 19:31:53
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, on Tuesday signed a US$210 million framework agreement in Banjul with the Gambian government for economic support over a three-year period.Full text...

  • African civil society adds voice to global condemnation of Trump’s ‘shithole remarks’
    16 january 2018 19:03:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African civil society on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump of the United States to restrain himself as well as educate himself about the world and its people and ensure that he espouses the values that the United States people have been known for over the ages. Full text...

  • Hani's assassin seeks deportation from South Africa to Poland
    16 january 2018 17:37:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Polish immigrant Janusz Walus who nearly sparked a full-blown race war on the eve of South Africa’s historic 1994 democratic elections, has approached the Gauteng High Court in an attempt to be placed on parole and deported to his homeland. Full text...

  • Tanzanian President Magufuli accents economic cooperation to incoming ambassadors
    16 january 2018 17:28:37
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Tuesday received credentials of six ambassadors urging them to promote bilateral relations with emphasis on economic cooperation between Tanzania and their respective countries. Full text...

  • President Barrow urges university graduates to commit to human rights
    16 january 2018 15:26:54
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow, conferred with the Doctor of Laws and Human Rights (Honoris Causa) degree on Monday by the University of The Gambia, says, while he will not like to be addressed as Dr. Barrow, the honour is a challenge to him, his government and Gambians to maintain and keep improving on "our human rights as a country”.Full text...

  • ‘Former Gambian leader was involved in illegal drug trade’
    16 january 2018 15:10:10
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Pateh Jallow, a former deputy director l of the Gambian national drug law enforcement agency, has revealed to PANA that former president Yahya Jammeh was involved in illegal drug trade. Full text...

  • Gambian President in Nigeria, holds bilateral meeting with Buhari
    16 january 2018 14:58:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Adama Barrow of The Gambia on Tuesday paid a one-day official visit to Nigeria, where he held bilateral meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Full text...

  • Migration policies top ageda of 1st High-Level Panel meeting in Monrovia
    16 january 2018 13:29:58
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The first meeting of the High-Level Panel on International Migration in Africa (HLPM) has highlighted regional migration priorities and actionable commitments that will lead to the successful implementation of the work plan of the Panel in preparation of the final report. Full text...

  • AfDB to launch 2018 Africa Economic Outlook
    16 january 2018 13:23:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching the 2018 edition of its yearly flagship report, the African Economic Outlook (AEO), on Wednesday at its headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, the bank said in a press statement Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian, US officials meet over Trump comments on immigrants
    16 january 2018 13:02:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States Charge d’affaires in Nigeria, Mr David Young, met with the Nigerian Foreign Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja on Monday, amidst a row over disparaging comments allegedly made by U.S. President Donald Trump against Africa. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    16 january 2018 11:07:27
    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...

  • Youth League of Botswana's opposition party asks education minister to resign
    16 january 2018 11:05:35
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Youth League of the opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCL) is demanding the resignation of the minister of Basic Education, Dr. Unity Dow, because of "gross incompetence". Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    16 january 2018 09:26:44
    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...

  • Acacia’s Q4 gold production in Tanzania slumps on export ban
    16 january 2018 09:07:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Gold production by Tanzania’s industry leader and LSE-listed Acacia Mining for the fourth quarter in 2017 was slightly ahead of expectations at 148,477 ounces, but 30% lower quarter-on-quarter as a result of its flagship Bulyanhulu mine scaled-down operations. Full text...

  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    16 january 2018 06:40:30
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • 2018 CHAN: Fixtures for Day One, Group D matches on Tuesday
    16 january 2018 01:59:35
    Agadir, Morocco (PANA) - Day One matches in Group D of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), taking place in Morocco, take place on Tuesday at the Stade Adrar in Agadir. Full text...

  • Gambia’s University confers degree on Barrow
    15 january 2018 22:30:01
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The University of The Gambia on Monday conferred the Doctor of Laws and Human Rights (Honoris Causa) degree on President Adama Barrow at a ceremony held at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, eight kilometers outside the capital, Banjul. Full text...

  • 2018 CHAN: All results of matches played so far in Groups A, B, C
    15 january 2018 22:24:40
    Tangier, Morocco (PANA) - Below are all the results of matches played so far in Groups A, B and C at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) taking place in Morocco. Full text...

  • 2018 CHAN: Libya thrash Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in Group C
    15 january 2018 19:33:37
    Tangier, Morocco (PANA) - Former champions Libya on Monday made "minced meat" of Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in an opening Group C match at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) taking place in Morocco. Full text...

  • Indigenous rights must be respected in Kenya’s climate change project, say UN experts
    15 january 2018 18:07:27
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Three independent experts appointed by the UN have expressed concerns about recent reports that indigenous Sengwer peoples in western Kenya have been attacked and forcibly evicted from their homes. Full text...

  • Kagame meets former French president Sarkozy in Kigali
    15 january 2018 17:48:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday met former French president Nicolas Sarkozy who is on a private visit to the country, an official source confirmed to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Nigerian Army releases 244 'repentant' Boko Haram suspects
    15 january 2018 17:19:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Monday handed over to Borno State government 244 Boko Haram 'repentant' suspects, who it said had given up membership of the terrorist group. Full text...

  • Nigerian gov't summons US Ambassador over Trump comment on immigrants
    15 january 2018 15:05:58
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government has summoned the United States ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, over the derogatory remarks by President Donald Trump. Full text...

  • Trump’s ‘Shithole’ remark disgusts Gambia
    15 january 2018 14:27:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian government has joined the rest of the world to react to United Sates President Donald Trump’s vile comments about African countries and other nations, according to an official statement made available PANA by the foreign affairs ministry on Monday. Full text...

  • Gambia opposition party accuses gov’t of being careless with political crisis
    15 january 2018 14:22:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia’s opposition party, the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), has described as ‘unfortunate’ cases of political violence in the country, accusing the government of President Adama Barrow of being careless in resolving political crisis of the country.Full text...

  • Liberia's ruling party expels Pres. Sirleaf, 3 others for “inappropriate behaviour"
    15 january 2018 14:08:11
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The ruling Unity Party (UP) has expelled its Standard Bearer Emeritus, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and three others for “inappropriate behaviour.” Full text...

  • Botswana’s human rights put under spotlight
    15 january 2018 12:21:12
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has comes under the spotlight of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time in three years. Full text...

  • Rwandan researchers introduce steps to boost climate science
    15 january 2018 12:05:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A team of researchers at University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology (CST) has developed a new bottom–up modeling approach to climate change that will focus on improving the country's research capacity in Astrophysics, Space, an official source confirmed on Monday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    15 january 2018 11:59:26
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Liberia hosts AfDB's inaugural High-Level Panel on Int'l Migration in Africa
    15 january 2018 11:57:07
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, is hosting the inaugural meeting of the High-Level Panel on International Migration in Africa (HLPM), which began in Monrovia on Monday, the AfDB media channel reported on Sunday. Full text...

  • South Africa addresses President Trump's scandal
    15 january 2018 11:31:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government on Monday registered one of the highest forms of diplomatic protest with the United States over President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Haiti and various African countries. Full text...

  • Buhari to open AfDB's new office complex in Abuja
    15 january 2018 11:11:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will commission the new office complex of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abuja on 18 January, 2018, consolidating the country’s position as the Bank’s largest shareholder.Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    15 january 2018 10:24:33
    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...

  • FAO chief calls for end to 'triple discrimination' against indigenous women
    15 january 2018 10:00:13
    Mexico City, Mexico (PANA) - Progress in the fight against hunger and extreme poverty hinges on eliminating the "triple discrimination" faced by indigenous women, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has said. Full text...


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