• Kenya's Chepkoech in IAAF Female Athlete Award Final list
    19 november 2018 13:02:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - World Steeplechase record holder, Beatrice Chepkoech (8:44.32), is the only African among the five athletes shortlisted for the 2018 IAAF Female Athlete of the Year Award.Full text...

  • 'Over 2/3rds of Burkinabés don’t have access to adequate latrines'
    19 november 2018 12:53:04
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – More than two-thirds of the Burkina Faso populations still don’t have access to adequate latrines, the minister in charge of Water and Sanitation, Niouga Ambroise Ouédraogo, said on Monday on the occasion of the celebration of the international toilets day (ITD).Full text...

  • Kenyan hotels bag global awards
    19 november 2018 12:37:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Ten Kenyan hotels have received global recognition, bagging various awards at the World Luxury Hotel Brands Awards 2018, held in Bali, Indonesia. Full text...

  • Libya attending 3rd ministerial conference of 5 5 Dialogue countries in Algiers
    19 november 2018 12:30:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya is taking part in the third Ministerial Conference on "Finance and Investment" of the 5 5 Dialogue Countries, which began on Sunday in Algiers, the Algerian capital. Full text...

  • Morocco celebrates Independence Day in Mauritania
    19 november 2018 12:07:02
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Moroccan Embassy on Sunday celebrated the country's Independence Day at the Moroccan Cultural Centre (MCC) in Nouakchott, in the presence of Ambassador Hamid Chabar, many members of the Moroccan community and Mauritanian guests. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON qualifiers: Cote d'Ivoire qualify for finals
    19 november 2018 11:43:36
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire's on Sunday reached the finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted by Cameroon in June/July 2019 thanks to a 1-1 draw against Guinea in their Group H match played in Conakry. Full text...

  • Tunisian university lecturers, researchers begin strikes
    19 november 2018 11:27:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian university lecturers and researchers on Monday began a series of strikes to protest against the Tunisian ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for not respecting an agreement they signed last June. Full text...

  • South African top lawyer seeks to keep paedophile behind bars
    19 november 2018 11:02:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Leading South African lawyer Barry Roux, who found international fame with his spirited defence of paralympian Oscar Pistorius during his murder trial, will fight against an early release for former Wimbledon champion and convicted paedophile Bob Hewitt. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    19 november 2018 10:53:44
    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: Mauritania in historic qualification
    19 november 2018 10:52:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania on Sunday reached their first ever finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) when they came from behind to beat Botswana 2-1 in the penultimate group match in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Rights group lauds arrest of CAR militia leader
    19 november 2018 10:21:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Human Rights Watch says the International Criminal Court (ICC) has a new opportunity to deliver justice to victims in the Central African Republic (CAR) as it takes its first suspect into custody in its investigation of serious crimes committed in the country since 2012. Full text...

  • Indian Ocean Commission lauds Malagasy for 'successful' first round presidential vote
    19 november 2018 09:48:41
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Indian Ocean Commission has lauded the successful first round of Madagascar's presidential election held on 7 November, citing the exemplary behaviour of Malagasy voters who exercised their civic right in dignity. Full text...

  • Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    19 november 2018 09:34:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Monday's foreign exchange rates for the CFAF in Central Africa
    19 november 2018 09:28:45
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Monday’s exchange rates for the CFAF, as issued by the bank of Central African States. Full text...

  • Monday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    19 november 2018 09:26:53
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Following are Monday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON qualifiers: Results of the weekend's matches
    19 november 2018 03:59:38
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are all the results of 2019 AFCON qualifying matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • 2018 AWCON: Results of Day 1 Group B matches
    19 november 2018 03:33:47
    Cape Coast, Ghana (PANA) - The following are the results of Day 1 Group B matches in the 2018 Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations being hosted by Ghana. Full text...

  • Nigeria losing half kilometre of land mass annually to desert encroachment
    18 november 2018 20:03:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria is losing about a half kilometre of its land mass annually to desert encroachment and time is of essence before the entire country becomes a desert, the Director General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Muktari Aminu-Kano, said in Lagos on Sunday. Full text...

  • Int'l community urges transparency as election campaign kicks off in Nigeria
    18 november 2018 17:45:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The international community on Sunday welcomed the lifting of the ban on campaigns for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections by Nigeria’s central electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying that they would monitor the election process closely to ensure that it leads to free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections.Full text...

  • AU Summit moves “To make Africa stronger, give Africans the future they deserve"
    18 november 2018 15:04:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The supreme organ of the African Union (AU), the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, began its 11th Extraordinary Session on Saturday with a call to advance the institutional reform of the Union, as events on the continent and across the world continue to confirm the urgency and necessity of this project. Full text...

  • President Keita congratulates Mali Eagles for 2019 AFCON qualification
    18 november 2018 14:51:46
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita, on Saturday sent a message of congratulations to the Malian national football team, after their 1-0 win over Gabon in Libreville, thereby claiming a berth in the 2019 men's Africa Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Cameroon. Full text...

  • AUC appoints members of African Union Peace Fund Board of Trustees
    18 november 2018 14:44:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has announced the appointment of five African members of the Board of Trustees of the African Union Peace Fund. Full text...

  • Late PANA Editor-in-Chief buried on Saturday in Togo
    18 november 2018 14:21:53
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The remains of Dominique Komi Biava Séyéna Séshie, the director of Communications and Editor-in-Chief of the Pan-African News Agency (PANAPRESS), Full text...

  • 'UN mission commits to protecting civilians, helping stabilize CAR, as violence flares'
    18 november 2018 11:32:14
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - Amid a recent uptick in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Saturday said he stands in solidarity with the crisis-torn African country and warned that attacks against defenceless civilians and UN ‘blue helmets’ may amount to war crimes. Full text...

  • Presidential and national assembly election campaigns kick off in Nigeria
    18 november 2018 11:06:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s central electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday lifted ban on campaigns for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections, INEC director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said in a statement in Abuja.Full text...

  • 2019 men's AFCON qualifiers: 9 teams through to final tournament
    18 november 2018 04:58:00
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Nigeria, hosts Cameroon and 7 other teams have qualified for the 2019 men's AFCON final tournament, which will take place in Cameroon. Full text...

  • 2019 U-23 AFCON qualifiers: All the 1st-leg, 1st-round results
    18 november 2018 04:32:29
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are all but one result from the first-leg, first-round qualifying matches played on Friday for the 2019 Under-23 African Nations Cup (AFCON), which will be played in Egypt. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Results of Day 2 Groups C and D matches
    18 november 2018 01:14:28
    Montevideo. Uruguay (PANA) - The following are the results of Day 2 Groups C and D matches in the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay on Saturday. Full text...

  • 2018 AWCON: Cameroon come from behind to beat Mali 2-1
    18 november 2018 01:08:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon on Saturday came from behind to beat Mali 2-1 in their Group A Day 1 match of the 2018 Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations being hosted by Ghana. Full text...

  • African countries call for regional programme for universal health coverage, SDGs
    17 november 2018 19:41:28
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The third annual conference of planning directors from World Health Organisation (WHO) member countries on the strengthening of health systems for universal health coverage and sustainable development goals (SDGs), which ended Saturday in Abidjan, has recommended the speeding up the establishment of a regional heath coverage programme. Full text...

  • 13th edition of Creole International Festival opens in Mauritius
    17 november 2018 19:32:30
    Labourdonnais, Mauritius (PANA) - The 13th edition of the Creole International Film Festival was launched on Friday night at Labourdonnais Castle, Mapou, in northern Mauritius.Full text...

  • Pamplemousses win Mauritius Charity Shield
    17 november 2018 19:21:51
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Defending champions Pamplemousses SC won Mauritius' traditional football Charity Shield on Saturday after beating Grande Rivière Sud Est 1-0. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON qualifier: Nigeria's president congratulates team on qualification
    17 november 2018 19:16:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the senior national football team, Super Eagles, on their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following their 1-1 draw against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in in their Group E match played in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Mauritius to host 17th HIV/AIDS Indian Ocean symposium next week
    17 november 2018 19:05:28
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will host the 17th HIV/AIDS Indian Ocean Symposium from 20-22 November to discuss HIV-related topics such as prevention, trivialization of infection, discrimination against people living with HIV and homosexuality.Full text...

  • 2018 AWCON: Ghana beat Algeria 1-0 in opening match
    17 november 2018 17:38:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana on Saturday beat Algeria 1-0 in the opening match of the 2018 Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations being hosted by Ghana. Full text...

  • 2019 U-23 AFCON qualification: More 1st-leg, 1st-round results
    17 november 2018 15:34:11
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are more results from the first-leg, first-round qualifying matches played on Friday for the 2019 Under-23 African Nations Cup (AFCON), which will be hosted by Egypt. Full text...

  • 2019 men's AFCON qualifiers: Some results from Day 5 matches
    17 november 2018 14:50:54
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are some results from Day 5 matches on Friday in the qualifiers for the 2019 men's AFCON tournament, which will take place in Cameroon. Full text...

  • Libyan medical teams complete training in emergency response
    17 november 2018 14:25:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Six Libyan medical teams, made up of 34 members of the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control, have completed a training session on emergency response in Tunisia, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Malian President receives Vatican Secretary of State
    17 november 2018 14:16:02
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on Friday called on Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita, shortly after his arrival in Bamako, official sources told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Detained Mauritanian human rights activist justifies struggle against slavery
    17 november 2018 14:00:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Detained Mauritanian human rights activist Biram ould Dah ould Abeid has stoutly defended his movement's non-violent struggle for equality saying it is to reverse centuries of slavery, racism, denial of basic rights and ensure equal rights for Mauritanian blacks.Full text...

  • UN Security Council imposes sanctions against Libyan military leader Salah Badi
    17 november 2018 13:28:37
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions against Salah Badi, the leader of a Libyan militia force, under Resolution 2213 (2015) that sanctions all those whose actions compromise the resolution of the political process in the country.Full text...

  • Saturday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    17 november 2018 13:03:33
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • African leaders gather for Summit on institutional reform of AU organs
    17 november 2018 10:52:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders have gathered for an emergency African Union Summit in Addis Ababa to consider proposals to improve the functioning of the AU Commission (AUC) and its key organs, officials said on Saturday. Full text...

  • UNICEF raises red flag on children suffering from severe acute malnutrition across Sahel
    17 november 2018 08:49:32
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 1.3 million children under five years of age in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition across six Africa’s Sahel countries are expected to receive care in 2018. This is the highest number in at least a decade and a more than 50 per cent increase in the number of severely malnourished children compared to 2017 in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. Full text...

  • Fare thee well, Biava Seshie (Tribute to the late Biava Seshie, Editor-in-Chief of PANAPRESS, by Kennedy Abwao)
    17 november 2018 07:27:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The saying adversity is the mother of invention applied best for Biava Seshie, who was the Editor-In-Chief of the Pan African News Agency until his eternal rest on 15 October 2018. Full text...

  • South Sudan’s women caught up in ‘futile man’s war’ UN gender equality chief
    17 november 2018 05:18:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The women of South Sudan are leading calls for political and militia leaders to honour the recent revitalised peace agreement, and end what they regard as a “futile man’s war”, the head of the UN gender equality agency, UN Women, told the Security Council on Friday. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Fixtures of Day 2 Groups C and D matches
    17 november 2018 05:07:51
    Montevideo. Uruguay (PANA) - The following are Saturday's fixtures of the second Groups C and D matches in the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Ghana, New Zealand reach quarter-finals after winning second Group A matches
    17 november 2018 05:01:15
    Montevideo, Uruguay (PANA) - Ghana and New Zealand on Friday qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay after recording their second successive victories in their Group A matches. Full text...

  • WB report highlights new linkages between sustainable high growth and job creation
    16 november 2018 19:41:20
    Washington, US PANA) - High-growth firms in emerging economies account for more than 50% of all new jobs and sales despite making up less than 20% of all firms in manufacturing and services, according to a new World Bank report. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Japan thrash South Africa 6-0
    16 november 2018 19:36:48
    Montevideo, Uruguay (PANA) - Japan on Friday thrashed South Africa 6-0 in their Day 2 Group B match in the ongoing 2018 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Uruguay. Full text...


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