• New initiatives in energy, water, agriculture sectors announced at UN Climate Conference
    10 november 2017 19:14:11
    Bonn, Germany (PANA) - New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, under the auspices of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action to help implement the Paris Agreement. Full text...

  • AU, ECOWAS, UN concerned about poll delay prospect in Liberia
    10 november 2017 17:17:43
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Three regional and global organizations have expressed concern over the prospects of “a significant delay” in bringing electoral litigations to their closure before Liberia's constitutionally-mandated transition in January 2018. Full text...

  • SDGs present trillion dollar potential business for Africa - UN official
    10 november 2017 17:09:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations present US$1.1 trillion US dollars potential for business in Africa and creation of up to 85 million jobs, UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director Ms. Lise Kingo has said.Full text...

  • Kenyan oil pipeline nears completion to bolster regional distribution
    10 november 2017 16:54:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya is set to complete the construction of a new oil pipeline running from the port city of Mombasa to Nairobi by next month, the office of the President, said Friday.Full text...

  • South African adventurer to promote mountain hiking in Rwanda
    10 november 2017 10:45:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A South African adventurer, Vilane Subusiso, is hoping to reach the summit of Rwanda's highest mountain, Mount Karisimbi (5,407 Meters), on Friday, for the first- ever climbing exercise that aims at promoting mountain hiking as another tourism product. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    10 november 2017 10:02:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Rwanda's inflation rate inches up in October
    10 november 2017 09:38:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's headline annual inflation increased slightly to 3.6 percent in October from 3.8 percent in the previous month, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda said on Friday.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritian rupee
    10 november 2017 08:43:07
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    10 november 2017 08:20:04
    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...

  • Rights group hails ICC's decision to investigate alleged Burundi crimes against humanity
    10 november 2017 06:39:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) judges’ decision announced on Thursday to open an investigation in Burundi gives victims hope that those responsible for grave crimes over the past two years could be held to account, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    10 november 2017 06:29:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Four judges elected to International Court of Justice
    10 november 2017 06:25:56
    New York, USA (PANA) – The General Assembly and Security Council on Thursday elected four judges from an initial pool of six candidates to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Full text...

  • ‘Leave no stone unturned’ to secure aid funding for CAR, senior UN official urges
    10 november 2017 06:19:13
    New York, USA (PANA) – One out of every four people in Central African Republic (CAR) is either displaced or living as a refugee in another country, a senior United Nations official said on Thursday, urging the international community to provide more resources for a humanitarian plan that up to now is only partially funded. Full text...

  • Rights group says 'absurd charges' over Mugabe tweet must be dropped
    09 november 2017 21:28:14
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday asked the Zimbabwean authorities to drop "absurd charges" against a US citizen accused of insulting President Robert Mugabe in a tweet. Full text...

  • Liberian FA suspends contracts of national team coaches
    09 november 2017 21:00:59
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has suspended the contracts of the coaches of the various categories of national teams effective immediately.Full text...

  • 14 teams expected to take part in cycling's Tour du Rwanda 2017
    09 november 2017 17:20:29
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Following is the list of clubs that are expected to take part in 9th edition of the international cycling Tour of Rwanda to start Sunday in Kigali, a sport source confirmed Thursday to PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • Airlink Airways plane makes emergency landing in Johannesburg
    09 november 2017 16:10:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A passenger aircraft flying from Harare to Johannesburg had to make an emergency landing following engine failure on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Harvard Cancer Centre to train 20 Rwandan medical workers
    09 november 2017 15:31:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Centre (CTSC) is to train some 20 Rwandan doctors by equipping them with skills in cancer treatment, under a new treaty signed between the American university and Rwandan government, an official source confirmed on Thursday to PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • Rwanda's first ever motorbike plant: A breath of fresh air into manufacturing (A Feature by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent, Kigali)
    09 november 2017 15:07:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda has its first ever motorcycle assembly plant and it is a breath of fresh air into manufacturing in the country.Full text...

  • LEAD: ICC orders investigation into crimes against humanity in Burundi
    09 november 2017 13:50:53
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorised the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation regarding crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Burundi or by nationals of Burundi outside the country since 26 April 2015 until 26 October 2017. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: ICC orders investigation regarding crimes committed in Burundi
    09 november 2017 13:32:51
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday ordered an investigation into the crimes committed in Burundi. Full text...

  • FAO says world’s food import bill is rising despite large production and robust supply
    09 november 2017 12:39:51
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - While food commodity prices have been generally stable, the cost of importing food is set to rise in 2017 to US$1.413 trillion, a 6 percent increase from the previous year and the second highest tally on record, according to FAO's latest Food Outlook report published on Thursday. Full text...

  • De Beers empowers women entrepreneurs in Botswana
    09 november 2017 12:04:46
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - International Diamond Company, De Beers, has announced a three-year investment scheme in capacity-building to support women micro-entrepreneurs in selected Botswana villages.Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    09 november 2017 11:43:12
    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...

  • Kenya police chief calls for 'mystery witness' probe
    09 november 2017 10:26:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan authorities have called for an investigation after a man posing as a "state agent" appeared as a witness of two tragic accidents, including Tuesday's tragic accident where the Governor of Nyeri County was killed.Full text...

  • Three slots for 2018 FIFA WC still available as final qualifiers are played this weekend
    09 november 2017 10:01:06
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia draws to a close this weekend, with three of the five berths at next year’s tournament still to be determined. Full text...

  • Thursday’s exchange rates for Ghana cedis
    09 november 2017 08:00:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • FAO launches handbook to improve safety in banana farming sector
    09 november 2017 06:12:01
    Geneva, Switzderland (PANA) – The United Nations agriculture agency and the Government of Ecuador launched on Wednesday a practical guide for workers in the banana sector – the most exported fresh fruit in the world, both by volume and by economic value – to promote healthier and safer work conditions. Full text...

  • ICC urges handover of Al-Saiqa brigade commander, others wanted for alleged crimes in Libya
    09 november 2017 05:58:03
    New York, US (PANA) – The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Major Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli, a commander in the Al-Saiqa Brigade accused of murdering 33 people in the context of the ongoing conflict in Libya, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has told the United Nations Security Council. Full text...

  • IOM expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites
    09 november 2017 05:50:02
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Buhari orders investigation into outbreak of strange disease in Jigawa
    08 november 2017 19:37:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, to investigate reports of an unknown disease that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State.Full text...

  • Nigeria extols nation's impressive World Bank Doing Business report
    08 november 2017 19:29:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said that the nation’s impressive ranking in the latest World Bank Doing Business report is proof that the country can do better if Nigerians faces its challenges head on.Full text...

  • Kenyan FM appeals for good neighbourliness amid Tanzania trade spat
    08 november 2017 19:20:23
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan foreign minister Amina Mohamed has appealed to the Tanzanian government to consider keeping good relations following the auction of cows and the burning of chicks imported from Kenya into Tanzania. Full text...

  • Rwandan police ranked highest in East Africa on global Police Index
    08 november 2017 18:02:47
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Police are ranked first in East African region and 50th at the global level, according to the World Internal Security and Police Index which was released on Wednesday by the International Police Science Association (IPSA).Full text...

  • Liberia's electoral body claims subpoena by plaintiffs 'unrealistic'
    08 november 2017 17:55:27
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Lawyers of the National Elections Commission (NEC) in the hearing of complaints of irregularities and fraud filed by the Liberty Party (LP) and Unity Party (UP) have said parts of the plaintiffs' subpoenas were "unrealistic and intended to delay" the hearing process.Full text...

  • Zimbabwe, Libya guests at 2017 CECAFA tourney
    08 november 2017 17:02:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Zimbabwe Warriors and Libya Wanderers will be the guest teams for this year’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup set for 25 November- 9 December in Kenya. Full text...

  • Rwandan prosecutor seeks 7 years in prison former Minister
    08 november 2017 16:53:58
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan prosecutor is asking a judge at the intermediate court of Nyarugenge in Kigali City to jail former State Minister for Mining, Evode Imena for 7 years for issuing an illegal mining permit.Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    08 november 2017 13:20:29
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Former South African Intelligence Minister ridicules Zuma
    08 november 2017 12:14:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just a week after investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw released an explosive book detailing the widespread corruption in President Jacob Zuma’s administration, liberation hero Ronnie Kasrils has published a damning book about Zuma’s deeply flawed character.Full text...

  • Former Rwandan PM to head AU observer mission to Equatorial Guinea
    08 november 2017 09:59:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Former Rwandan Prime Minister, Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, will lead a 30-member team of observers to monitor Equatorial Guinea's general elections on 12 November, an authoritative source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali.Full text...

  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedis
    08 november 2017 05:52:00
    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...

  • Security Council underscores need to bring killers of UN experts in DRC to justice
    08 november 2017 05:48:30
    New York, USA (PANA) – Reiterating the need to bring to justice the killers of two United Nations expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Security Council on Tuesday urged the country’s authorities to continue to cooperate with investigations into the incident. Full text...

  • WHO recommends farmers stop using antibiotics in healthy animals
    08 november 2017 05:45:51
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN Security Council urges ‘comprehensive response’ to piracy off Somali coast
    08 november 2017 05:33:40
    New York, USA (PANA) – Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes. Full text...

  • President Sirleaf commends Liberians for their patience in 'this time of uncertainty'
    07 november 2017 20:39:17
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday commended Liberians for their patience, and peaceful demeanor as they go through this time of uncertainty in the country's electoral process, awaiting the historical presidential transition. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone gov’t lifts ban on overseas employment
    07 november 2017 20:10:33
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Martin Teambo, on Tuesday announced that the government has lifted the ban on overseas employment for Sierra Leoneans. Full text...

  • Four suicide bombers killed, 8 civilians injured in attack in northeast Nigeria
    07 november 2017 20:01:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Police on Tuesday said that four suicide bombers died when they tried to infiltrate Maiduguri, the epicentre of Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria's 2018 budget based on US$45 per barrel, 2.3 million barrels per day
    07 november 2017 19:52:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented the 2018 budget proposal of 8.612 trillion naira to the joint session of the National Assembly. (N305=$1). Full text...

  • IOC suspends former Namibian spinter Frank Fredericks
    07 november 2017 19:42:20
    Lausanne, Switzerland (PANA) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday suspended former Namibian sprinter Frank Fredericks, who was charged on 3 November by a French judge with corruption. Full text...

  • Liberia congratulates Kenya's President Kenyatta on re-election
    07 november 2017 19:10:03
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as President of Kenya.Full text...


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