• Gambia: President Barrow makes case for peace in fighting for freedom, justice
    22 september 2017 15:56:38
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of the Gambia has stressed the need for the maintenance of peace in the fight for freedom, justice and sustainable development for all Gambians. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU-UN mission in Darfur urges restraint after clashes at camp for displaced persons
    22 september 2017 15:31:08
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur on Friday urged “the utmost restraint” by all parties after clashes between government forces and internally displaced persons at the Kalma camp led to the death of at least three IDPs and injuries to some 26 others. Full text...

  • Kenya: Striker Olunga invited for Iraq, Thailand friendlies
    22 september 2017 15:00:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Striker Michael Olunga and defender Abud Omar are the most notable foreign-based professionals called up to the Kenya senior national team that will play friendly matches against Iraq and Thailand in October. Full text...

  • Kenya: Stop crackdown on presidential age limit supporters, rights body tells Uganda
    22 september 2017 14:52:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Ugandan authorities must end their absurd attempts to silence people opposed to scrapping the presidential age limit, Amnesty International said Friday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: FA hands down life bans to 18 football officials
    22 september 2017 14:39:01
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - In a dramatic 24 hours in Sierra Leone football, the Football Association (FA) has banned a total of 18 football executives and officials around the country. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Attorney General enters presidential race
    22 september 2017 14:28:14
    Freetown, Sierra Leone ( PANA) - Five months ahead of the 2018 general elections, Attorney General Joseph Fitzgeral Kamara (JFK) becomes the latest man to announce his presidential aspiration on behalf of the ruling All Peoples Congress. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Telecom regulator drags journalists to court
    22 september 2017 14:20:35
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Three media practitioners are set to appear in court on Friday, after they were sued on multiple counts of sedition and criminal libel by the National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM). Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir in Kalema IDP camp, pledges to resolve challenges facing them
    22 september 2017 14:09:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – President Omar Bashir of Sudan on Friday paid visited the largest camp for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, the first ever visit by top senior government official, saying he was there to listen to their complaints and worries. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia presents new national development plan at donor roundtable
    22 september 2017 13:56:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President, Adama Barrow, has disclosed that his country's new development blueprint will soon be presented at a donor roundtable planned for the country. Full text...

  • Benin: Gov't. assists flood victims with 400 million CFAF
    22 september 2017 13:51:08
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Beninese government will release 425,082,000 CFA franc to assist the victim of the recent floods that affected nine communes in the country, official sources told PANA on Friday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    22 september 2017 13:42:19
    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...

  • Mauritania: Friday's exchange rates for Ouguiya
    22 september 2017 12:09:20
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa's richest businessman nominated by Forbes
    22 september 2017 11:40:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has been nominated as one of the 100 greatest living business minds in the world by Forbes.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan FM says Al Shabaab's intensified attacks require unified international response
    22 september 2017 09:48:32
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan foreign minister Amina Mohamed says the intensified spate of terror attacks against targets in Somalia require a unified international response, which includes international aid to assist the Somali government. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambian President Barrow meets ICC Prosecutor in US
    22 september 2017 09:43:05
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has met the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, in United States, who briefed him on the work of the court and called for support from African countries, the presidency said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Friday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    22 september 2017 09:09:40
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Mali: Rights group says Insecurity keeps more than 150,000 children out of school
    22 september 2017 08:55:28
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - More than 150,000 children are unable to go to school due to a lack of security in northern and central Mali, Amnesty International said on Friday in a report released ahead of the country’s review by the UN’s Human Rights Council. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Friday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    22 september 2017 08:39:03
    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...

  • Gabon: Friday's forex rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa
    22 september 2017 08:36:28
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...

  • 2017 FIFA U-17 WC: Ghana coach names final squad
    22 september 2017 08:33:13
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana U-17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has named his final 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India next month. Full text...

  • US: Global action keeping famine at bay but failing to prevent suffering, UN chief warns
    22 september 2017 08:19:28
    New York, US (PANA) – Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Thursday. Full text...

  • US: Industrialization can drive growth, sustainable dev't in Africa, stress UN officials
    22 september 2017 08:07:40
    New York, US (PANA) – While much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth, United Nations officials have encouraged countries on the continent to take further action to advance inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Full text...

  • US: Reform vital for achieving sustainable development, Mugabe tells UN Assembly
    22 september 2017 07:57:58
    New York, US (PANA) – Without deeper international cooperation and reform in the international system, the gap between the rich and the poor will persist, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Thursday warned in his address to the General Assembly debate. Full text...

  • US: African leaders at UN call for more support to fight terrorism in sub-Saharan Sahel
    22 september 2017 07:53:09
    New York, US (ANA) – Highlighting the dangers posed by terrorism in Africa’s sub-Saharan Sahel region, African leaders mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to appeal for the resources needed to make the multinational force set up to counter the scourge fully operational. Full text...

  • US: Climate change requires most urgent mitigation measures, African leaders tell UN Assembly
    22 september 2017 07:41:37
    New York, US (PANA) – Citing the spate of recent devastating hurricanes, African leaders – from small island States to larger landlocked countries – mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to call for urgent measures to mitigate the effects of climate change. Full text...

  • Nigeria: France, UK deny aiding Biafran separatists
    22 september 2017 07:31:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – France and the United Kingdom have denied claims by Nigeria that they are aiding the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the separatist group agitating for an independent State of Biafra in southeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Ghana: Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    22 september 2017 07:11:59
    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...

  • Madagascar: Prudent fiscal policy helps Madagascar keep rein on inflation
    22 september 2017 07:10:16
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) – Prudent monetary policy has enabled Madagascar to contain inflation which ticked up earlier this year due to weather-related shocks, a staff team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) observed at the end of a mission to the island nation’s capital, Antananarivo. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari departs New York for London for another medical checkup
    22 september 2017 07:02:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday left New York for London after addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Friday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    22 september 2017 06:27:34
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...

  • US: UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of ‘game-changing’ HIV treatment
    21 september 2017 20:19:03
    New York, US (PANA) – Senior United Nations officials on Thursday welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle-income countries of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen. Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council condemns attack against UN peacekeeping mission in DRC
    21 september 2017 20:14:17
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the attack last Sunday in Mamundioma, in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), that killed a United Nations peacekeeper from Tanzania and injured another. Full text...

  • 2017 WAFU Cup: Ghana beat Niger 2-0 to reach final; meet Nigeria
    21 september 2017 20:01:32
    Cape Coast, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana on Thursday beat Niger 2-0 to reach the final of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup competition. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB pays tribute to late president Babacar Ndiaye
    21 september 2017 19:42:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday paid tribute to honour its former President, the late Dr. Babacar Ndiaye, at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia signs five UN treaties at General Assembly
    21 september 2017 19:19:02
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of Gambia has signed five United Nations treaties at a go, while attending the 72nd United Nations General Assembly underway in New York, United States, his office disclosed Thursday. Full text...

  • France: More than half of children and youth worldwide 'not learning' – UNESCO
    21 september 2017 19:12:08
    Paris, France (PANA) – About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling “a learning crisis” that could threaten progress on global development goals, a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows. Full text...

  • US: UN chief calls for ‘meaningful’ youth engagement in peace efforts
    21 september 2017 19:08:13
    New York, US (PANA) – Young people must be meaningful partners in conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the United Nations should think outside the box on how to relate to youth globally, Secretary-General António Guterres told a ministerial event held on Thursday on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate. Full text...

  • US: Ghana's President says world leaders must be courageous to undertake massive reforms of UN
    21 september 2017 19:04:51
    New York, US (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday called on world leaders to be courageous enough to undertake a massive reform of the United Nations in order to address imbalances in the global political systems. Full text...

  • 2017 WAFU Cup: Nigeria beat Benin 1-0 to reach final
    21 september 2017 18:57:05
    Cape Coast, Ghana (PANA) - Nigeria on Thursday reached the final of the 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup competition when they beat Benin 1-0 in their semi final match played in Cape Coast.Full text...

  • US: UN officials urge sustained support for humanitarian efforts in Lake Chad Basin
    21 september 2017 18:55:55
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations officials on Thursday underscored the need for sustained international support for the humanitarian response in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, where millions are in need of emergency assistance. Full text...

  • Kenya: China, Kenya enter double taxation agreement
    21 september 2017 18:11:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - China and Kenya have entered into a double taxation agreement to affirm the strong economic ties that exist between the two countries, Kenya's Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Tlou ready to build CBM power plant in Botswana
    21 september 2017 18:02:52
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Australian mining company Tlou Energy has submitted a proposal to develop 100 MW from a coal-bed methane (CBM) fuelled power plant in Botswana. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan electoral body sets new poll date after Supreme Court ruling
    21 september 2017 17:54:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Thursday announced a new date for the presidential re-election in Kenya as 26 October, instead of 17 October, following the ruling of the Supreme Court in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium extends 6 million Euros humanitarian aid to DR Congo
    21 september 2017 16:50:36
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgian Minister of Cooperation Alexander de Croo on Thursday announced a 6 million euros aid package for the internally displaced population in Democratic Republic of Congo.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta blasts Supreme Court over poll nullification
    21 september 2017 15:40:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A few hours after the Supreme Court outlined its reasons for nullifying the August 8 Presidential polls, President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday blasted the Judiciary, describing it as a setback to democracy. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: FA President, Secretary General indicted for corruption
    21 september 2017 15:17:16
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Sierra Leone has officially indicted the President and Secretary General of the Sierra Leonean Football Association (SLFA) on corruption charges. This announcement comes 48 hours after Isha Johansen announced her bid to run for a second term as President of the SLFA. Full text...

  • Rwanda: US urges"humanitarian solution" to crisis affecting South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria
    21 september 2017 15:11:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said here Thursday that it was crucial to provide humanitarian assistance as a result of man-made crises in South Sudan, Nigeria - all of which are driven by violent conflict - and Somalia, where ongoing conflict is compounding the effects of severe and prolonged drought.Full text...

  • Kenya: Maputo to host key regional Fertilizer conference
    21 september 2017 15:01:15
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Over 300 people from 28 countries will join senior government figures and fertilizer and agribusiness industry executives in Maputo, Mozambique, for a regional meeting, organizers said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Thursday's forex rates for Ouguiya
    21 september 2017 14:54:04
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Rwanda: US condemns brutal killings of Burundi nationals in Eastern DR Congo
    21 september 2017 13:48:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The U.S. government has said it was dismayed by the "violence and death" of more than 30 Burundian nationals and a Congolese soldier in Kamanyola, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), insisting that perpetrators must be held accountable, in a statement made available Thursday to PANA in Kigali.Full text...


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