• US Ambassador clarifies Washington's position on Gambian deportees
    22 march 2018 13:50:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The US Ambassador to the Gambia, Patricia Alsup, has clarified the misunderstanding surrounding the deportation of Gambians from the United States, saying that Full text...

  • IMF mission announces release of US$ 24 million to Mauritania
    22 march 2018 12:59:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian authorities and the International Monetary Funds (IMF) have agreed on the anticipated conclusion of the first review of the programme supported by the extended credit facility (ECF) that will result in the release of US$ 24 million, according to the mission that stayed in Nouakchott from 8-21 March, 2018. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire to establish raw materials institute for basic drugs
    22 march 2018 12:42:24
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government on Wednesday approved the establishment of a research and development institute of raw materials for the basic generic drugs.Full text...

  • EU accents access to safe drinking water as essential human right
    22 march 2018 12:29:50
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Recalling that the right to safe drinking water is a human right essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights, the European Union (EU) on Wednesday reaffirmed that all States are expected to fulfil their obligations regarding access to safe drinking water, which must be available, accessible, safe, acceptable, and affordable for all without discrimination.Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    22 march 2018 12:03:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Addis Ababa hosts talks on climate in Africa
    22 march 2018 12:00:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday hosts the second edition of the African climate talks under the theme, ‘Contributing to the Talanoa dialogue’, on the initiative of the African Centre for climate policy of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Centre for environmental sciences of Addis Ababa University.Full text...

  • UN food agency warns acute hunger intensifies
    22 march 2018 11:46:37
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - A new report out on Thursday sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 million more people than the year before — according to the latest edition of the Global Report on Food Crises. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    22 march 2018 11:37:13
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    22 march 2018 08:51:07
    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...

  • Thursday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    22 march 2018 08:27:27
    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...

  • Sierra Leone elections chief warns police against interference in presidential run-off
    22 march 2018 07:59:06
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sierra Leone has criticised the Sierra Leonean police for apparent interference in the the presidential run-off election. Full text...

  • MSF slams European gov'ts for obstructing lifesaving rescues in Mediterranean
    22 march 2018 06:29:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has lashed out at Italian and other European governments for their actions that prevent lifesaving rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean and return people to unsafe Libya. Full text...

  • UNICEF welcomes release of Dapchi schoolgirls
    22 march 2018 06:14:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed the release of more than 100 schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on 19 February 2018 from a school in Dapchi, Yobe state, northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • UN envoy warns of 'vicious cycle' in Libya
    22 march 2018 05:56:03
    New York, US (PANA) - Libya’s shaky financial position, looming humanitarian crisis and the inability of State authorities to provide services have created a “vicious cycle” where groups with vested interests are trying to step in and undermine the Government, the United Nations envoy to the north African warned on Wednesday. Full text...

  • As cities boom, forests key to meeting demands for water, food, energy - UN
    21 march 2018 22:56:27
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented demand for water, food and energy that these cities will face, senior United Nations officials said on Wednesday, on the International Day of Forests. Full text...

  • UN report finds 47 protestors killed, freedom of assembly curtailed in DRC
    21 march 2018 22:50:54
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The security services and defence forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) killed at least 47 people during anti-government protests over a 13-month period through 31 January 2018, a United Nations human rights report has found. Full text...

  • Mali PM to lead gov't delegation to Kidal on 2015 peace deal
    21 march 2018 22:16:31
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maïga is expected on Thursday in the far northern region of Kidal at the head of a high-level delegation within the framework of the implementation of the peace and reconciliation deal signed in May-June 2015. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Group stage fixtures
    21 march 2018 20:51:39
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Following the draws for the group stage of the 2018 CAF Champions league made on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt, here are the four groups as announced by CAF. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Play-off fixtures
    21 march 2018 20:50:15
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are fixtures in the play-off round of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, as published by CAF following the draws which were made in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Governance key to boosting intra-Africa trade of timber products, says AfDB report
    21 march 2018 19:14:10
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Though Africa hosts a considerable number of timber-exporting countries, most of these exports are primary products, with little value addition, according to a new report by the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank.Full text...

  • UK provides additional financing to Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund
    21 march 2018 18:32:05
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) on Wednesday gave the Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund (ZIMREF) an additional £3 million (US$4.2 million) to help strengthen the country’s policy frameworks and delivery systems. Full text...

  • Multinationl naval exercise underway in Gulf of Guinea
    21 march 2018 18:06:44
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - A multinational naval exercise dubbed ‘Obangama Express 2018' is underway in the Gulf of Guinea, with the participation of 30 nations, aiming to thwart piracy, illegal traffic and other maritime threats, said an official communique issued here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Rights group says there can be no free elections in current climate in Libya
    21 march 2018 16:34:00
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – A human rights group said on Wednesday that the United Nations should urge the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord in Libya and competing authorities in the east of the country to create conditions conducive to a free and fair vote before rushing to hold general elections in 2018.Full text...

  • Massive livestock losses severely impact livelihoods, food in Somalia
    21 march 2018 16:27:13
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - In Somalia massive livestock deaths due to drought - 60 per cent of herds in some areas - have severely damaged pastoralists' livelihoods. Full text...

  • Gambians start campaigns ahead of council elections
    21 march 2018 16:25:26
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambia’s electoral body on Wednesday declared the start of formal campaign process in the country ahead of the West African country’s April 12 council elections. Full text...

  • Number of released Dapchi schoolgirls hits 101
    21 march 2018 15:21:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government has reviewed upwards to 101 the number of schoolgirls, abducted from Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram terrorists but released earlier Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU extraordinary Summit initials African free trade area deal in Kigali
    21 march 2018 14:31:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Africa’s embarkation on free trade and free movement promises prosperity for all Africans, as the continent is now set to prioritise the production of value-added goods and services that are “Made in Africa”, Rwandan President Paul Kagame stated on Wednesday as African leaders converged on his country’s capital to initial the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Full text...

  • Striking Gambian doctors refuse to hold talks with authorities
    21 march 2018 14:22:16
    Gambia, Gambia (PANA) - Refusing to dialogue with the government, some 211 Gambian resident doctors have continued with their "sit-down" strike, thereby crippling the country’s medical sector, PANA reported Wednesday from Banjul, quoting a spokesperson of Gambia’s main referral hospital, Lamin Jammeh. Full text...

  • EU vows to eliminate racial discrimination globally
    21 march 2018 13:18:13
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Wednesday, the European Union (EU) has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the values of unity and coexistence, and to the fight against racism, discrimination, xenophobia and exclusion in all their forms, inside and beyond European borders. Full text...

  • WB doles 14.9 billion CFAF to renovate River Niger
    21 march 2018 12:21:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The World Bank, through the International Development Association (IDA), has released US$ 27.8 million (about 14.9 billion CFAF), half of which is a loan and the other a donation, for the economic and environmental renovation of the Niger River.Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Group stage qualification facts and figures
    21 march 2018 12:10:19
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Of the 12 countries allowed to enter two clubs in the 2018 CAF Champions league, only three - Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia - have two clubs qualified for the group stage. South Africa, Egypt, DR Congo and Zambia have a club each while Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Nigeria and Sudan lost all two representatives. Full text...

  • World Water Forum told nearly 40% of world's population faces lack of water
    21 march 2018 12:02:52
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - The report by the High Level Panel on Water (HLPW), presented at the ongoing 8th World Water Forum (WWF) in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, has warned that nearly 40% of the world's population, or 2.5 billion people, live in regions facing water scarcity. Full text...

  • President Ramaphosa leads South Africa's delegation to AU Summit
    21 march 2018 11:45:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading South Africa's delegation to the African Union’s 10th Extraordinary Summit in Kigali. Full text...

  • 3 football legends named Ambassadors for Interclubs
    21 march 2018 11:28:19
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Three football legends, Hazem Emam of Egypt, Mark Fish of South Africa and Angolan Gilberto, have been appointed Ambassadors for the 2018 CAF Interclubs season. Full text...

  • UPDATE: Nigerian gov't says 76 Dapchi schoolgirls released so far
    21 march 2018 10:20:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government on Wednesday said that 76 of 110 students of Government Girls’ Technical College, Dapchi, who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on 19 February, have so far been released. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    21 march 2018 10:08:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Nigerian presidency confirms 'release' of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls
    21 march 2018 10:05:15
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Presidential Spokesman Mallam Garba Shehu on Wednesday confirmed that the abducted students of Government Girls’ Technical College at Dapchi, in the northeast of the country, have been found and transported home. Full text...

  • Somali army officer murdered by armed men
    21 march 2018 09:52:03
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Armed men murdered on Tuesday evening murdered Somali army Mohamed Hassan Issa, near his house, before running away, the local media have announced.Full text...

  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    21 march 2018 09:40:46
    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...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    21 march 2018 08:46:39
    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...

  • FAO urges investments in urban forests to address pollution, climate change
    21 march 2018 05:52:05
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Investing in green spaces can help transform cities into more sustainable, resilient, healthy, equitable and pleasant places to live, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) as it celebrates International Day of Forests on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Promote tolerance, respect diversity - UN chief
    21 march 2018 05:38:59
    New York, US (PANA) - People worldwide are being encouraged by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to think about how they can better promote tolerance, inclusion and respect for diversity. Full text...

  • Lawyer seeks to stop Sierra Leone's presidential run-off poll
    21 march 2018 05:35:55
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - A Sierra Leonean lawyer has filed a petition before the country’s High Court in Freetown, seeking an injunction to suspend the 27 March presidential run-off election between the candidates of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) and the ruling All People's Congress (APC). Full text...

  • UN rural development agency invests in power and potential of women
    20 march 2018 21:23:59
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Although rural women make up one-fifth of the global population and around 43 per cent of all agricultural workers, inequality restricts their access to land, markets or even the training and technology that could improve their lives and livelihoods, according to the United Nations agency fighting to stamp out hunger and poverty. Full text...

  • Cameroonians pour into Nigeria, stretching scant resources – UNHCR
    20 march 2018 21:18:13
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - As more and more Anglophone Cameroonians flee a violent crackdown in the region and seek asylum in Nigeria, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday that without more funding and assistance, their situation and that of the Nigerian communities hosting them, will become even more desperate. Full text...

  • IMF team finds Liberia’s economy set for recovery
    20 march 2018 20:03:33
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Liberia’s economy appears poised for recovery following a very difficult period, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team said on Tuesday after discussions with the country’s administration for the 2018 Article IV Consultation. Full text...

  • Rise in racism, xenophobia is alarming, warn UN rights experts
    20 march 2018 19:41:29
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UN and regional human rights experts have urged States, civil society organisations and activists to step up their efforts to stem the alarming rise in racism and xenophobia worldwide, citing concerns about the impact of populist nationalism on mainstream politics. Full text...

  • Anti-globalism threatens progress in hunger, poverty reduction - Report
    20 march 2018 19:17:04
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) – Strong policies and global leadership are required to counter anti-globalism currently threatening improved food security and nutrition, according to the 2018 Global Food Policy Report released on Tuesday by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Full text...

  • Church pleads for renewal of MONUSCO mandate in DR Congo
    20 march 2018 18:46:20
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - A clergy coordination committee (CLC), a non-religious organisation of the Roman Catholic Church in DR Congo, has asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to renew the mandate of the UN Mission for DRC stabilisation (MONUSCO) and to significantly strengthen its role in the electoral process. Full text...

  • Buhari congratulates Russian President Putin on re-election
    20 march 2018 18:31:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Tuesday extended his “sincere congratulations” to President Vladimir Putin of Russia on his victory in the recent presidential election. Full text...


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