• Lavrov welcomes outcome of Palermo Conference on Libya
    24 november 2018 13:53:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Deadlines set by the Palermo Conference on Libya last month in Italy would have been counterproductive, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, whose remarks were reported Saturday by Libyan newspapers. Full text...

  • Saturday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    24 november 2018 13:06:13
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Saturday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Libyan authorities condemn armed attack on police station
    24 november 2018 13:02:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan authorities have vehemently condemned the armed attack on Friday against Tazerbou police station in the southeast of the country that claimed eight lives and left 11 persons, including civilians, injured.Full text...

  • Dutch athlete blames Kenyan drug cheats on greed
    24 november 2018 12:37:26
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Long distance runner Lornah Kiplagat, a Kenyan-turned Dutch, has attributed the rising doping cases among Kenyan athletes to greed and lack of total commitment to the sport. Full text...

  • EIB, Afreximbank sign deal to prop up trade-related investments in Africa
    24 november 2018 12:24:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The European Investment Bank has signed a 15-year EUR 200 million loan agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) aimed at supporting trade-related productive investments, including in renewable energy projects, in Africa Full text...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa recovering from growth slowdown - EIB report
    24 november 2018 11:30:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Sub-Saharan Africa is recovering from the most severe growth slowdown in two decades, a top European bank said in a report its released Friday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.Full text...

  • Uproar over Boko Haram killing dozens of Nigerian soldiers
    24 november 2018 11:14:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – There is uproar in Nigeria over the killing of dozens of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram terrorists in Metele, northeast of the country, this week with calls for the government to invest in modern war technology to solve the equipment and readiness crisis facing the military. Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    24 november 2018 10:41:07
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • DR Congo opposition leaders enter power-sharing agreement
    24 november 2018 10:36:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The main opposition party candidates in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have signed a pre-election power-sharing agreement, which is expected to help create a formidable front against the ruling party candidate, analysts said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Experts call for end to global epidemic of killings of women
    24 november 2018 06:18:23
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and other UN and regional human rights experts have called on all States and relevant stakeholders to end the global epidemic of ‘femicide’, or gender-related killings of women, and gender-based violence against women. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Fixtures for first quarter-final matches
    24 november 2018 05:54:33
    Montevideo, Uruguay (PANA) - The following are fixtures for Saturday's quarter-final matches in the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup tournament in Uruguay. Full text...

  • 2018 AWCON: Fixtures for final Group B matches
    24 november 2018 05:53:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are the fixtures for Saturday's final Group B matches in the 2018 Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) tournament in Ghana. Full text...

  • Telkom Kenya secures US$40m from EIB for mobile and data services expansion
    24 november 2018 05:50:35
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend Telkom Kenya, the country's third biggest operator, US$40 million as the company tries to gain market share by expanding its mobile and data services. Full text...

  • UN chief commends African Union on adoption of institutional reforms
    23 november 2018 21:08:06
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has commended the African Union, a UN peace partner, and its leadership for progress achieved on institutional reform, adopted at the continental organization’s Assembly meeting. Full text...

  • UN agencies call for more resettlement and end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya
    23 november 2018 21:04:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Denouncing the dangers faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Friday for an end to their detention and advised those intercepting or rescuing them at sea against returning them to a country where they face “squalid conditions”. Full text...

  • 2018 AWCON: Cameroon, Mali reach semi-final
    23 november 2018 20:56:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Cameroon and Mali reached the semi-final of the 2018 Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) tournament in Ghana when they placed first an second respectively after the final Group A matches played on Friday. Full text...

  • Sahara Group urges collaboration at South Sudan oil & power conference
    23 november 2018 20:06:36
    :uba, South Sudan (PANA) - Sahara Energy International, a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate, has urged investors to take advantage of emerging opportunities in South Sudan’s upstream, downstream and power sectors in the wake of positive market forecasts and assurances of enabling business environment from the oil-rich nation. Full text...

  • Korea invests $9 Million to support development of science and technology in Sub-Saharan Africa
    23 november 2018 19:05:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE on Friday signed an initial US$ 3.8 million grant agreement with the World Bank, as part of a larger US$ 9 million grant by the Government of Korea to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) aimed at building world-class class scientific capacity across Sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • UN human rights office reports 71 violations in DRC in October
    23 november 2018 18:49:23
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) documented 71 violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in October 2018, in connection with the democratic space across the Democratic Republic of Congo, the office reported on Friday. Full text...

  • Libyans say 2019 general elections must resolve crisis in their country (Analysis)
    23 november 2018 18:36:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Will troubles facing Libyans be over after the promised general elections take place? The answer could be any guess as politicians as well as ordinary citizens wait with bated breath to see their country under a freely chosen leadership instead of the barrel of the gun. Full text...

  • EU congratulates new Ethiopian government
    23 november 2018 17:08:43
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Council of the European Union (EU) has encouraged the Ethiopia to carry on pursuing the new route taken by the country's new leadership under President Sahle-Work Zewde and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to bring about "a significant change through political and economic reforms." Full text...

  • Former military commander in CAR makes first appearance before ICC
    23 november 2018 16:50:40
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) will on 30 April 2019 open hearing for the confirmation of charges against Alfred Yekatom in The Hague for his alleged criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in western Central African Republic (CAR) between December 2013 and August 2014. Full text...

  • Burkinabe President satisfied with outcome of his official visit to Japan
    23 november 2018 14:44:27
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, has praised the quality of relations between Burkina Faso and Japan, following his official visit to the Asian country from 16-23 November. Full text...

  • RwandAir set to launch Kigali-Addis Ababa direct flight in April 2019
    23 november 2018 14:32:43
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national carrier, RwandAir, is set to open direct flights between Kigali and the Ethiopian capital city, Addis Ababa, from 2 April, 2019, an authoritative source revealed Friday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Kenyan football club hires veteran Rwandan goalkeeper Ndayishimiye
    23 november 2018 13:58:27
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Kenyan Premier League side, AFC Leopards, have sealed the transfer of veteran Rwandan goalkeeper, Eric Ndayishimiye, who is also known as "Bakame", on a two-year deal, Sports sources confirmed Friday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • South African court rejects rapist's parole bid
    23 november 2018 13:51:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Convicted paedophile and former Wimbledon champion, Bob Hewitt’s application to convert his prison sentence into house arrest was turned down on Friday. Full text...

  • Libya names committee to prepare for national reconciliation conference
    23 november 2018 13:37:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The presidential council of the Libyan national union government has constituted a committee to organize a National Reconciliation Conference, which will engage and consult stakeholders across the country, as authorities seek to reconcile "warring parties" in the north African country. Full text...

  • Tunisia to increase oil production by 9.5 pc in 2019
    23 november 2018 11:46:23
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian government plans to increase the North African country's crude oil production in 2019 by 9.5 percent to 2,080 tonnes from 1,900 tonnes in 2018. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    23 november 2018 11:16:56
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    23 november 2018 11:15:21
    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 CFA Franc in Central Africa
    23 november 2018 10:17:56
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    23 november 2018 08:34:05
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Full text...

  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    23 november 2018 08:27:34
    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...

  • UNAIDS stresses 'knowledge' to win combat against HIV worldwide
    23 november 2018 04:11:39
    New York,US (PANA) - Ahead of World AIDS Day, marked every year on 1 December, the United Nations issued a report on Thursday that highlights the critical importance of scaling up HIV testing worldwide. Full text...

  • Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere break another record, UN report shows
    23 november 2018 04:01:38
    New York, US (PANA) - Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to a report issued on Thursday by the United Nations weather agency, which reveals that there is no sign of reversal of this trend, responsible for climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and extreme weather. Full text...

  • 2018 AWCON: Fixtures for final Group A matches
    23 november 2018 03:49:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are the fixtures for the final Group A matches in the 2018 Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) tournament in Ghana to be played on Friday. Full text...

  • Bashir rejects reports accusing Sudan of financing terrorism
    22 november 2018 19:57:28
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's President Omar Bashir on Thursday rejected as "unfounded and unproven" the accusation that his country was financing international terrorism. Full text...

  • AU probe team singles out "king-makers" for sexual harassment of interns
    22 november 2018 19:52:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A high-level probe panel formed by the African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has confirmed the abuse of female employees and workers on short-term contracts at the continental organisation. Full text...

  • Council of Europe awards Kenya Federation of Women Lawyers
    22 november 2018 19:40:44
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Council of Europe awarded on Wednesday awarded the Democratic Innovation Award to the Federation of Women Lawyers of Kenya (FIDA-Kenya) which provides free legal aid services to women and children in the East African country. Full text...

  • IMF Board enables Malawi to draw US$15.4m from Extended Credit Facility
    22 november 2018 19:10:51
    Washington, US (PANA) – Malawi is now able to draw about US$ 15.4 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), after the Fund’s Executive Board on Thursday completed the first review of the country’s performance under its programme supported by a three-year arrangement. Full text...

  • Kenyan wildlife body probes death of ageing black rhinos
    22 november 2018 18:12:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - One of Kenya's oldest black rhinos named Sairowua, 37 years old, is among three carcasses of the endangered species discovered in the Mara Triangle Conservancy, Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Bashir rejects reports on Sudan sponsoring terrorism
    22 november 2018 17:54:56
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir has branded as unfounded and lacking any evidence the accusation that his country sponsors international terrorism. Full text...

  • Rwanda's college entrance examination starts in juvenile prison
    22 november 2018 17:45:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national college entrance exam kicked off on Thursday at a juvenile prison located in Nyagatare district in northeastern Rwanda, with six under age inmates registered examinees this year. Full text...

  • Kenya urges use of film to spur economic growth, social cohesion in Africa
    22 november 2018 17:06:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The world is increasingly becoming aware of the increasing power of film to spur economic growth and enriching social cohesion, Kenya's top sports and culture administrator said in Nairobi on Thursday. Full text...

  • South African football legend arrested over drugs
    22 november 2018 15:47:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African football legend, Mike Mangena, is in police custody following a raid by law enforcement officials on his property outside Johannesburg which is allegedly being used as drug production laboratory. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram logistics base in Northeast region
    22 november 2018 14:48:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday said that its fighter jets destroyed Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) logistics base at Kusuma, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    22 november 2018 14:40:41
    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...

  • Senate suspends legislative activities in honour of 44 soldiers killed by Boko Haram
    22 november 2018 14:23:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate on Thursday suspended legislative activities for the day to honour fallen Nigerian soldiers. Full text...

  • 15th Lomé Int'l Fair begins Friday
    22 november 2018 13:43:37
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The 15th edition of the Lomé International Fair (FIL) will be held from 23 November to 10 December in Lomé, Togo, and Burkina Faso is said to be the guest of honour, the government in Ouagadougou indicated on Wednesday at the end of its council of ministers' meeting. Full text...

  • 137 Malians stranded in Libya voluntarily return home
    22 november 2018 13:28:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A total of 137 Malian migrants stranded in Libya voluntarily returned to their country on Wednesday, thanks to the Ministry of Malians Abroad and African Integration, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ), PANA learnt on Thursday from official sources. Full text...


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