• 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...

  • Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    15 january 2018 06:40:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Monday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Al-Shabab threatening Somalis to hand over children for indoctrination - Rights group says
    15 january 2018 06:32:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab has threatened and abducted civilians in Somalia’s Bay region to force communities to hand over their children for indoctrination and military training in recent months, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Full text...

  • UPDATE: 2018 CHAN: Results of Groups A and B matches played on Saturday and Sunday (Eds: Updates with Zambia vs Uganda result)
    14 january 2018 22:41:44
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Below are results from Groups A and B at the ongoing 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) which began in Morocco on Saturday. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC qualifier: Ghana draw 1-1 with hosts Cameroon
    14 january 2018 20:11:58
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The Black Princesses of Ghana on Sunday in Yaounde drew 1-1 with Cameroon in the first-leg of the final FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup qualifier. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force takes delivery of trainer, fighter aircraft from Pakistan
    14 january 2018 18:51:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday took delivery of five Super Mushsak aircraft from Pakistan to enhance its training and operational activity in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • President Zuma denies backing ex-wife as interim South African President
    14 january 2018 18:45:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Sunday denied damaging media reports that he would agree to step down early if his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma became interim president. Full text...

  • 2018 CHAN: Results of Groups A and B matches played on Saturday and Sunday
    14 january 2018 18:42:18
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Below are results from Groups A and B at the ongoing 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) which began in Morocco on Saturday.Full text...

  • Sudan, Ethiopia agree to improve cooperation
    14 january 2018 17:49:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir on Sunday received a message from Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn dealing with bilateral relations and issues of common concern.Full text...

  • Barrow launches Strategy, Directorate for Gambia’s Diaspora
    14 january 2018 12:12:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow of the Gambia on Saturday launched The Gambia Diaspora Strategy and Diaspora Directorate at a ceremony held in Kairaba Beach Hotel in SereKunda. Full text...

  • Barrow calls for vigilance against corruption in Gambia
    14 january 2018 09:34:24
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow has called on his compatriots to be vigilant against corruption. Full text...

  • Short period of postoperative bladder catheterization effective for repair of simple urinary fistula (A WHO Feature)
    14 january 2018 06:31:02
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN World Health Oraganisation (WHO) has issued a new recommendation on the length of bladder catheterization following surgical repair of a simple obstetric urinary fistula. Full text...

  • WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid (A WHO Feature)
    14 january 2018 06:25:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - At the end of December 2017, WHO prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV. Full text...

  • Rebuilt bridge in Upper Nile helping local communities in South Sudan
    14 january 2018 06:18:08
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – For Samuel James Ayot, a villager from Akoka in rural north South Sudan, accessing basic services and earning a livelihood does not mean having to make a perilous neck-deep wade across a river, thanks to the tireless efforts of Indian peacekeepers from the United Nations mission there, who rebuilt a bridge and connected his village to a major provincial town. Full text...

  • Morocco thrash Mauritania 4-0 in CHAN opener
    13 january 2018 22:05:03
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Morocco on Saturday night thrashed Mauritania 4-0 in the opening match of the 2018 Total Africa Nations Championship tournament played at the Mohammed V Complex in Morocco. Full text...


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