• Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    16 october 2018 07:53:46
    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...

  • Overseas investment falling, developing countries largely unscathed: UNCTAD
    16 october 2018 05:25:33
    New York, US (PANA) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) has dropped 40 per cent year-on-year so far, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Monday, but the $470 million decline is happening mainly in wealthy, industrialized nations, especially in North America and Western Europe. Full text...

  • Benefits of rural migration effect often overlooked, new UN report suggests
    16 october 2018 05:13:01
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Agricultural policies should work to maximise the contributions of rural migration to economic and social development, while minimising the costs, says a major new report released on Monday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Full text...

  • Investing in rural women and girls, ‘essential’ for everyone’s future: UN chief
    16 october 2018 05:07:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking International Day of Rural Women, on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on countries to ensure that women and girls living in rural areas can enjoy their human rights as this would enable making “progress for all.” Full text...

  • WHO calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
    16 october 2018 05:00:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives. Full text...

  • ECONEC advocates cost-effective election management in West Africa
    16 october 2018 04:55:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has called on electoral management bodies (EMBs) in the region to reappraise election funding towards making the electoral process more cost-effective but at the same time, free, fair and credible. Full text...

  • ARTICLE 19 sees Gambia's truth commission as milestone
    15 october 2018 19:51:51
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Rights group Article 19 has welcomed the launch on Monday of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission, (TRRC) in Gambia as a milestone.Full text...

  • President Barrow launches Gambia's truth and reconciliation body
    15 october 2018 19:27:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow on Monday launched Gambia's Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) describing it as an institution born out of the people who "want a society where truth and justice prevail.” Full text...

  • Passing away of PANAPRESS Editor-in-Chief
    15 october 2018 18:17:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Biava Seshi, PANAPRESS Editor-in-Chief, passed away Monday afternoon in Lome, Togo, his native country following a heart stroke. He was in his 60s.Full text...

  • EU appeals for support to get CAR on road to stability
    15 october 2018 17:51:46
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union has emphasized the need for international actors to help the Central African Republic (CAR) get back on the road to stability, peace and development and to meet the aspirations of the population as a whole for lasting peace and reconciliation. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Togo squad arrives in Banjul for return game Tuesday
    15 october 2018 16:45:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Togolese national team arrived in Banjul on Monday for the return game against Gambia in the qualifying series of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to be hosted by Cameroon. Full text...

  • AfDB to host Seminar on Promotion of Gender Equality in Africa’s Power Sector
    15 october 2018 15:52:09
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the Association of Power Utility of Africa and the French Development Agency will host a seminar on “How to Promote Gender Equality in the African Power Sector” from 16 to 18 October, 2018, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • South African Opposition slams Pretoria over porous borders
    15 october 2018 15:27:35
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance, on Monday expressed grave concern at South Africa’s porous borders, saying it is having profound consequences on the efforts against cross-border crime such as human and drug trafficking and is fueling xenophobia.Full text...

  • Zambian Opposition UPND calls on MPs to reject 2019 Budget presented to Parliament
    15 october 2018 14:20:53
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s main opposition party, the United Party for National Development (UPND), has appealed to all Members of Parliament (MPs) to reject the 2019 national budget presented recently by Finance Minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    15 october 2018 14:14:47
    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...

  • Pierre Kompagny, Belgian of Congolese origin, elected mayor of Ganshoren in Belgium
    15 october 2018 14:11:31
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Pierre Kompagny, father of Vincent Kompagny, the best player in the Belgian national football team, the Red Devils, was elected mayor of the commune of Ganshoren (25,000 inhabitants) in Brussels during Sunday's local elections in Belgium.Full text...

  • ICRC appeals for release of its staff under threat of Boko Haram execution
    15 october 2018 12:03:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has made an urgent public appeal to the Nigerian Government, communities and individuals with influence to work toward the release of two committed medical workers abducted in north-eastern Nigeria earlier this year. Full text...

  • European Council adopts new sanctions regime on chemical weapons
    15 october 2018 11:24:45
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council has adopted a new regime of restrictive measures to address the use and proliferation of chemical weapons as a direct follow-up to its conclusions reached on 28 June 2018. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force gunships kill several Boko Haram terrorists
    15 october 2018 10:47:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday said its helicopter gunships “neutralised several (Boko Haram) terrorists” at their hideout in Bogum, Borno State, on Sunday. Full text...

  • Arab League chief, UN envoy in Libya confer on Libyan crisis
    15 october 2018 10:22:52
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Abu el-Gheit, on Sunday discussed the latest political and security situation in Libya with the United Nations special envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé. Full text...

  • Algerian military court remands five Major-Generals for alleged corruption
    15 october 2018 09:48:02
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - A military court sitting in Blida, near Algiers, on Sunday ordered the remand in custody of five Major-Generals when they appeared before the court charged with alleged illicit enrichment and abuse of power, television channel Ennahar has reported. Full text...

  • Private Ethiopian airline undertakes first commercial to Somalia in 41 years
    15 october 2018 09:19:38
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - A private Ethiopian airline, National Airways, on Saturday undertook the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Somalia in 41 years, signalling the further warming of relations between the two neighbouring countries of the Horn of Africa. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    15 october 2018 08:42:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    15 october 2018 08:06:51
    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...

  • 2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Day 4 fixtures for 16 October
    15 october 2018 05:21:10
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are Day 4 fixtures for Tuesday in the qualifying series of the 2019 AFCON finals to be hosted by Cameroon. Full text...

  • 80% of children in DRC Ebola-affected areas return to school - UNICEF
    15 october 2018 02:45:13
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – One month after the beginning of the school year, 80 per cent of school-aged children have returned to school in Beni and Mabalako health zones, the two epicentres of the current Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More than half of these children are girls, the UN children's fund (UNICEF) has said. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Results of a couple of Day 4 matches played on Sunday
    15 october 2018 02:31:43
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are the results of two Day 4 matches in the qualifying series for the 2019 AFCON, to be hosted by Cameroon, played on Sunday. Full text...

  • Violence will not deter Somali people in their pursuit of peace, says UN chief
    14 october 2018 16:11:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Strongly condemning twin suicide attacks in Baidoa, southwestern Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated the Organization’s support and solidarity with the country’s people and Government. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON Qualifier: Kenya's Harambee Stars beat Ethiopia 3-0
    14 october 2018 15:58:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's international star striker, Michael Olunga, boosted his national side's chances of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations competition to be hosted by Cameroon when he scored the first goal in a 3-0 victory over Ethiopia in their Group F qualifying match played in Nairobi on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Group standings midway the qualifiers
    14 october 2018 15:31:51
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - With three rounds of matches already decided, and three more to go, here are the group standings in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers. Full text...

  • EU signs financing agreement to bolster Somalia govt Treasury
    14 october 2018 14:39:49
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has signed a budget support agreement with Somalia for US$116 million (€100 million) to be released over the next two-and-a-half years. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Army says six soldiers injured in clash with Boko Haram
    14 october 2018 10:52:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army says that six of its soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries when its troops repelled a Boko Haram attack on its base in Arege, Borno State, northeast Nigeria on Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's main opposition party, CSOs reject Buhari's travel ban
    14 october 2018 10:41:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and civil society organisations on Sunday rejected the travel ban on over 50 high-profile Nigerians and said it should be immediately lifted and the order rescinded.Full text...

  • Nigerian Army, UN agency to promote humanitarian principles in insurgency operations
    14 october 2018 10:11:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army is to partner with the United Nations Office for the Coordination Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) to develop capacity that will enhance their professionalism in promoting humanitarian principles and conduct during insurgency. Full text...

  • EU provides 1m Euros for flood victims in Nigeria
    14 october 2018 10:03:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The European Commission has mobilised one million Euros to support the victims of the current flooding across the country. Full text...

  • UN chief outlines importance of international financial cooperation for sustainable dev't
    14 october 2018 09:32:30
    Bali, Indonesia (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a surge in investment, long-term financing and global stability to overcome the obstacles to inclusive, resilient and environmentally sustainable global growth. Full text...

  • Improve collection of data on disasters, urges Guterres
    14 october 2018 09:02:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Highlighting the steep human and economic impact of disasters, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on countries to improve data collection on the catastrophes, including comprehensive accounting of economic losses, to advance progress on crisis prevention. Full text...

  • Eritrean President begins state tour of Ethiopia
    14 october 2018 08:55:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has arrived in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, for an official visit, the Ethiopian Foreign Minister said on Sunday. Full text...

  • World can prevent climate change worst-case scenarios – UN chief
    14 october 2018 06:57:07
    Bali, Indonesia (PANA) - Checking global warming and preventing some of the worst-case scenarios of runaway climate change “is still possible”, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Saturday, urging greater action and ambitions. Full text...

  • Migratory birds connect nations and inspire people, UN says
    14 october 2018 06:51:21
    New York, US (PANA) - Highlighting the challenges migratory birds face in their epic journeys, senior United Nations officials have called on the global community to join forces and “unify voices for bird conservation”. Full text...

  • UN Mission in Somalia condemns Baidoa twin bomb blast
    14 october 2018 06:44:04
    Baidoa, Somalia (PANA) - The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia has condemned the Baidoa terror attack on Saturday that killed 18 people and wounded 40 others. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Results of all, but one, Day 3 matches
    14 october 2018 02:45:49
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are results Full text...

  • At least 15 killed in twin terror strike in Somalia
    13 october 2018 20:01:04
    Baidoa, Somalia (PANA) - At least 15 people have been killed in twin bomb explosions in Baidoa, Somalia, the headquarters of the South West regional administration, local media on Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenyan manhunt for Al Shabaab operative behind terror attack in North Eastern region
    13 october 2018 18:25:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan security forces are continuing with a manhunt for an Al Shabaab operative from Somalia, who was behind this week's terror attack against teachers in the North Eastern region, Police said Saturday. Full text...

  • Buhari places travel ban on over 50 top Nigerians
    13 october 2018 18:16:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government has placed over 50 top Nigerians on the security watch list and directed the Nigeria Immigration Service and other security agencies to ensure that the affected individuals “do not sneak out of the country” as they are on a travel ban. Full text...

  • Kenya's former sports minister, Olympic officials charged over Rio Olympic sleaze
    13 october 2018 14:13:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's former Sports minister Hassan Wario, senior ministry officials and then President of National Olympic Committee, Kipchoge Keino, are to face prosecution for the embezzlement of funds meant for the Kenyan Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro, the state prosecutor said Saturday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS, INEC discuss preparations for Nigeria's 2019 polls
    13 october 2018 14:00:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A delegation of the ECOWAS Commission has met with the leadership of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to discuss preparations for the country’s 2019 general elections and how to step Full text...

  • AfDB approves strategy to accelerate Eastern Africa transformation
    13 october 2018 12:06:57
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) laying out the road-map for accelerating regional integration, with regional infrastructure development among the main pillars of the plan. Full text...

  • Norway donates US $54 million for Somalia reconstruction
    13 october 2018 11:40:00
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) -Somalia will benefit from a US$54.3 million contribution by the Norwegian government to a World Bank-managed reconstruction fund, the Bank announced on Saturday. Full text...

  • Italian PM promises comprehensive effort to address migration in Africa
    13 october 2018 08:40:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged to work with the African Union in promoting peace, stability and development in Africa. Full text...


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