• With boundaries blurring between crime and terror, international cooperation’s vital - UN
    09 october 2018 02:48:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The constantly-evolving ‘nexus’ between crime and terrorism, ranging from simple deals to complex symbiotic relationships, demands greater understanding to break the illicit flow of black-market cash across borders, a United Nations meeting heard on Monday. Full text...

  • UN recognises postal service as ‘a true partner for all’ delivering good to the world
    09 october 2018 02:34:42
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking World Post Day, top United Nations officials highlighted the importance of the postal sector not just for delivering mail but also “delivering good to the world”. Full text...

  • Global warming report, an 'ear-splitting wake-up call' warns UN chief
    09 october 2018 02:28:10
    New York, US (PANA) - A special report on limiting global warming released on Monday by a UN scientific panel, should be heard around the world as an "ear-splitting wake-up call" said UN chief António Guterres. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to punish member States disregarding rulings of ECOWAS Court of Justice
    08 october 2018 16:58:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) –The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said in Abuja on Monday it will punish member States that are in the habit of disregarding and disobeying judgments of the ECOWAS Court of Justice. Full text...

  • 2-day India-West Africa business conclave begins in Abuja
    08 october 2018 16:45:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A two-day India-West Africa Business conclave began Monday in Abuja with stakeholders saying stable power supply in West Africa and stronger trade cooperation would aid the development of the sub-region. Full text...

  • Traditional Chief wants Gambia’s colonial law reviewed
    08 october 2018 13:43:13
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Demba Sanyang, a traditional chief in The Gambia, has called for a review of the country’s over-century-old District Tribunal Act which was developed by colonial administration. Full text...

  • Governor, co-accused charged afresh with woman, unborn baby killing
    08 october 2018 13:28:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan High Court has consolidated Governor Okoth Obado’s case in the murder of a pregnant girlfriend, Sharon Otieno, with that of his two aides. Full text...

  • Isuzu East Africa launch 1st Service Centre in Africa
    08 october 2018 13:13:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Truck and bus manufacturer, Isuzu East Africa, on Monday launched the first Isuzu Service Centre in Africa at its assembly plant in Nairobi, Kenya, as it marked the international customer service week.Full text...

  • Athletics governors to change IAAF Label road race regulations
    08 october 2018 13:00:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Significant changes have been made to the regulations for IAAF Label road races from 2019 to improve the quality of events for the athletes who take part and the fans that follow them, the world athletics governing body said on Monday. Full text...

  • Marriott International to increase footprint in Africa
    08 october 2018 12:47:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Global hotel chain, Marriott International, has announced plans to increase its footprint in Africa to over 200 hotels and 38,000 rooms by 2023, with a focus on Kenya, Ghana, Morocco, South Africa and Mozambique. Full text...

  • Estonian PM ends Malian visit
    08 october 2018 12:08:29
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Estonian Prime Minister, Juri Ratas, on Sunday completed a two-day official visit to Mali during which he met with President Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita with their talks relating to security and development.Full text...

  • Congo gov't to enhance the teaching profession
    08 october 2018 11:21:27
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo's Higher Education Minister, Bruno Jean Richard Itoua, said on Saturday in Brazzaville that the government intends, in its education policy, to enhance the teaching profession, public radio announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Fayez al-Sarraj makes mini cabinet reshuffle
    08 october 2018 10:33:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The president of Libya's internationally-recognised government, Fzyez al-Sarraj, on Sunday announced a mini cabinet reshuffle that affected the ministries of interior, finance and economy. Full text...

  • Monday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    08 october 2018 09:15:00
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as announced by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • ECOWAS engages Nigerian political stakeholders on conflict-free 2019 elections
    08 october 2018 09:07:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The second of five workshops planned by the ECOWAS Commission for Nigerian political actors and civil society groups on the use of dialogue and mediation as tools for preventing and mitigating election-related disputes and conflicts opens on Tuesday in Benin City, capital of Edo State, in the south-south geo-political zone. Full text...

  • Cape Town International Airport voted Africa's best
    08 october 2018 08:56:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Cape Town International Airport has been named Africa’s Leading Airport for the second consecutive year. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    08 october 2018 08:53:16
    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...

  • Boosting farm productivity in Africa through the sustainable use of machines (Feature by FAO)
    08 october 2018 03:48:00
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the African Union have launched a new framework document that aims to increase agricultural efficiency and reduce drudgery by helping countries in Africa to develop strategies for sustainable farm mechanization. Full text...

  • UN officials say humanitarian response in Chad must go ‘hand in hand’ with longer-term recovery
    08 october 2018 03:36:52
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Senior United Nations officials on Sunday called for stronger joint humanitarian and development interventions in Chad as the crisis-riven central African country tackles poverty, displacement, malnutrition, and lack of access to basic social services. Full text...

  • MSF resumes operations in South Sudan county
    08 october 2018 03:26:52
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says it has resumed the full range of medical services in Maban, South Sudan, after most of its activities were suspended following a violent attack on its office and compound on 23 July. Full text...

  • Staying below 1.5℃ warming limit would protect lives in Africa: Report
    07 october 2018 14:56:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A study published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has suggested that keeping global warming to within 1.5 to 2 Celsius degrees might be feasible and necessary. Full text...

  • Australian company to invest in gold operations in Sudan
    07 october 2018 14:45:54
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An Australian company, Australian Resolute Company, is planning to spend 22 million dollars in gold prospecting in Sudan, bringing its expertise in the field to the country. Full text...

  • Ailing Tutu turns 87
    07 october 2018 12:25:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is spending his 87 birthday in a Cape Town hospital on Sunday as he continues to battle his poor health. Full text...

  • Top UN officials say more support needed to ease humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
    07 october 2018 05:05:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The top United Nations relief and development officials on Saturday called for national and international partners to step up support for humanitarian efforts in north-eastern Nigeria and help millions of people rebuild their lives in the region that has been ravaged by Boko Haram’s near decade-long insurgency.Full text...

  • UN Security Council says DRC's December polls are ‘historic opportunity’
    07 october 2018 04:57:36
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday wrapped up a two-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the body’s 15 members pledged to support the process in the run-up to long-delayed elections, set for late December, and called for the polls to be credible and peaceful.Full text...

  • First Rwanda's hackathon project to focus on building resilience of wetlands
    06 october 2018 20:04:38
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A group of entrepreneurs from around the globe will gather Monday in Kigali, Rwanda, for a three-day event that will see the establishment of the first-ever, open-sourced blockchain based green economy platform to raise funds for agriculture or ecosystem services through carbon credits, an official source confirmed to PANA on Saturday in Kigali. Full text...

  • 'Election of Rwanda's Mushikiwabo will enhance economic development in Francophone Africa'
    06 october 2018 19:51:06
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - African experts say the economies of French-speaking African countries will improve if Rwandese Louise Mushikiwabo is elected to head the Association of French-speaking nations "La Francophonie" across the world. Full text...

  • FIFA pledges to continue funding football development in Zambia
    06 october 2018 14:59:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The world football governing body, FIFA, has pledged to continue funding the development of football in Zambia, the head of the country’s football governing body, said on Friday. Full text...

  • FIFA suspends Sierra Leone FA over government interference
    06 october 2018 14:20:49
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Soccer governing Body, FIFA, has suspended Sierra Leone from international football, citing government interference in the running of the country’s football association. Full text...

  • Local chief seeks presidential term limit in new Gambia
    06 october 2018 14:03:38
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Momodou Sailu Bah, the head of Basse Town in the Upper River Region of the Gambia, has proposed the inclusion of two-term limit for the presidency in the country’s new constitution that is about to be reviewed. Full text...

  • CAF introduces VAR for continental club finals
    06 october 2018 12:10:33
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - For the first time, the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be applied for the finals of this season’s CAF Interclubs competitions - the CAF Champions League 2018 and the CAF Confederation Cup 2018. Full text...

  • Senegal hosts Innovation Education in Africa Expo 2018
    06 october 2018 11:54:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Under the theme: "Meeting Continental Targets for Inclusive, Quality and Transformative Education and Training in the 21st Century", the African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST), together with the Senegalese Government and its partners across and beyond Africa, is organising the ‘Innovating Education in Africa Expo’ to showcase technical and social innovations in every area of education and training. Full text...

  • AfDB convenes Public Private Partnerships Workshop for Energy Sector in Eswatini
    06 october 2018 11:30:34
    Mbabane, Swaziland (PANA) - The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office will host a national workshop on “Enhancing Institutional Capacity to Implement Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Energy Sector” in Mbabane, Eswatini, formerly called Swaziland, from 8-12 October, 2018. Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    06 october 2018 11:16:24
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D), as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Rwandan govt critic released to limited freedom pending trial
    05 october 2018 20:01:11
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  • Kenya launches after arrest of five Chinese nationals with military weapons
    05 october 2018 19:01:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - An assortment of military weapons has been seized and five Chinese nationals arrested in a security swoop in Nairobi on Friday, immigration officials said. Full text...

  • US First Lady goes on wildlife safari walk in Kenya
    05 october 2018 17:56:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Melania Trump, US First Lady, visited a wildlife orphanage in Nairobi on Friday, where she interacted with baby elephants as they were fed by handlers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Full text...

  • 2018/19 Rwanda Premier league begins 19Oct
    05 october 2018 15:23:16
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Defending champions, Rayon Sports, will begin the defence of the Rwanda Premier league title on 20 October, a day after the 2018/19 season is heralded by a match between APR FC and Amagaju FC. Full text...

  • Walvis Bay Port expansion well under way in Namibia (An AfDB Feature)
    05 october 2018 15:21:42
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - Sea sounds and splashing waves greet a docking ship at Walvis Bay, where cranes are ready to offload and place heavy containers from the vessel. Full text...

  • Nigerian Defence Academy honours AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina
    05 october 2018 15:04:40
    Kaduna, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), the country’s leading military and academic institution, has conferred honorary doctorate degrees in Management Science on three prominent individuals, including the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina. Full text...

  • AUC Chair commends Gambian leader on democracy, good governance
    05 october 2018 13:42:34
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has commended Gambian President, Adama Barrow, for significantly consolidating the values of democracy, good governance, and peace and security in The Gambia. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    05 october 2018 13:41:00
    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...

  • ECONEC, OSIWA strengthening cooperation to consolidate democracy in West Africa
    05 october 2018 13:36:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) have reaffirmed their commitment to the pursuit of credible elections towards aimed at consolidating democracy in the region. Full text...

  • 19 killed in renewed attacks in Nigeria's Plateau state
    05 october 2018 10:42:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – About 19 persons, including a family of seven, have been confirmed dead after gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen launched an attack on Ariri community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, Northcentral Nigeria. Full text...

  • India, ECOWAS member-States business leaders meet in Abuja on Monday
    05 october 2018 10:34:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – More than 200 delegates from over 15 West African countries and 70 business representatives from India will from Monday next week converge in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, for a two-day India-West Africa Business conclave. Full text...

  • Dr Mukwege's Nobel Peace Prize crowns years of treating survivors of sexual violence in war situation
    05 october 2018 10:27:05
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Dr. Denis Mukengere Mukwege, a surgeon, gynecologist and women’s rights activist, who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist, was born on 1 March 1955.Full text...

  • DR Congo gynaecologist, Yazidi rights activist win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
    05 october 2018 09:46:37
    Oslo, Norway (PANA) - The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced that DR Congo gynaecologist, Dr Denis Mukwege, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist, have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Full text...

  • South Africa rocked by fresh race row
    05 october 2018 09:18:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In the latest race row which is reverberating across South Africa, famous radio presenter Sasha Martinengo is attempting to defend his own air reference to firebrand political leader Julius Malema as “a monkey”. Full text...

  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    05 october 2018 07:03:52
    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...

  • UN-led tobacco control advocates denounce ‘increasingly vicious’ industry interference
    05 october 2018 06:57:30
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Tobacco giants are adopting new ways and “disguises” to push their products, noxious both for people and the environment, and interfere with government efforts to regulate the sale and use of tobacco, the head of the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC, the United Nations-led tobacco control treaty, has told UN News. Full text...


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