• Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    06 november 2017 06:29:54
    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...

  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC African qualifier: Ghana pound Kenya 5-0, Morocco in 1-1 draw with Nigeria
    05 november 2017 19:09:42
    Cape Coast, Ghana (PANA) - Hosts Ghana this weekend pounded Kenya 5-0 during their first-leg, second-round match in the African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup, which will take place in France. Full text...

  • Nigerian military says it has 'killed a large number' of Boko Haram terrorists
    05 november 2017 15:38:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops fighting the Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Nigeria "killed a large number" of them while some escaped with gunshot wounds. Full text...

  • 2018 African U-20 WWC qualifier: Cameroon advance to 3rd round without kicking the ball
    05 november 2017 11:27:29
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Cameroon have qualified for the third round of the 2018 African Under-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament without kicking the ball. Full text...

  • Madagascar plague: Mitigating the risk of regional spread (A WHO Feature)
    05 november 2017 06:06:55
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) - This year plague came early to Madagascar and spread quickly. When it began to move out from the areas where it traditionally occurs, people became increasingly alarmed – both within the island nation and in neighbouring territories and countries. Full text...

  • Wydad Casablanca pocket US$2.5m in CAF Champions League victory
    05 november 2017 05:52:41
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Newly crowned CAF Champions League champions, Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, have pocketed a record US$2.5 million for their victory in the finals of the competition on Saturday night in Casablanca.Full text...

  • LEAD: Wydad Casablanca crowned 2017 CAF Champions League Champions
    04 november 2017 22:24:11
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca, Morocco, on Saturday won the 2017 Total CAF Champions League when they beat Egyptian side Al Ahly 1-0 in the second-leg final match played at the Mohamed V Complex in Casablanca. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Wydad Casablanca win 2017 CAF Champions League
    04 november 2017 21:59:53
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Wydad Casablanca on Saturday won the 2017 CAF Champions League. Full text...

  • Outrage over attempts to ban Zuma book
    04 november 2017 16:40:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two prominent organisations have slammed the government over calls to censor an explosive new books linking President Jacob Zuma to a widespread corruption. Full text...

  • UNAMID calls for collaborative approach to Darfur weapons collection in IDP camps
    04 november 2017 15:21:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN African Union Peace keeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has again called on the Sudanese government to avoid forceful entries into camps for internally displaced persons with the aim of collecting firearms from civilians, a part of a government arms collection campaign Full text...

  • Saturday's forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    04 november 2017 12:39:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasi (D), as published by Trust Bank Gambia ltd:Full text...

  • Wydad say it's 'suicidal' to defend 1st-leg scoreline against Ahly on Saturday
    04 november 2017 09:53:56
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Wydad Casablanca coach, Hussein Amotta, said it would be "suicidal" to try and defend the 1-1 CAF Champions League final first-leg draw when they meet Al Ahly again Saturday. Full text...

  • AfDB grants 122-million-euro loan for Tunisia's inclusive regional development
    04 november 2017 09:30:09
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Friday approved a loan of 122 million euros to Tunisia, to enable the north African country finance the second phase of its Regional Development Support Program, inclusive (PADRI-II). Full text...

  • 'Cameroon makes significant strides in social services, infrastructure' - new AfDB report
    04 november 2017 09:14:37
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - As the most robust economy in Central Africa, Cameroon, has in the past decade taken steps to further boost growth, making major advances in providing health, education and clean water, launching an ambitious infrastructure investment programme to become a middle-income country by 2035, according to the AfDB’s Cameroon Country Brief, released on 2 November 2017.Full text...

  • WHO sees drop in cases of plague in Madagascar
    03 november 2017 20:40:00
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season will be critical as there is still a risk of potential further spread of the disease. Full text...

  • UN advocate vows to give 'visibility' to victims of sexual exploitation, abuse
    03 november 2017 20:31:40
    New York, USA (PANA) – Briefing the press at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time, the first-ever UN advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse on Friday highlighted her role to give those who have suffered “visibility” and amplify their voices. Full text...

  • Gambia to build secretariat for pan African rights body
    03 november 2017 18:47:08
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambian government has said preparations are at an advanced stage for the country to build a new secretariat for the Banjul-based African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, PANA reported Friday.Full text...

  • Gambia to respect ECOWAS Court ruling involving journalists
    03 november 2017 18:04:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The new Gambian government has expressed readiness to respect the verdicts of a sub-regional court which ordered the West African country to compensate three journalists whose rights were violated by the former regime of Yahya Jammeh, PANA reported Friday.Full text...

  • Liberia's Supreme Court slates ruling in election petition for Monday
    03 november 2017 16:45:45
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The Supreme Court of Liberia on Friday reserved ruling in the petition for a writ of prohibition, filed by the Liberty Party on the 10 October election, for Monday, 6 November.Full text...

  • UK gov’t completes US$5 million laboratory project for Sierra Leone
    03 november 2017 16:40:29
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The UK government on Thursday completed a US$ 5 million laboratory project for Sierra Leone’s health system, including the construction of three laboratories and the training of staff to run them.Full text...

  • Zambian Lawyers condemn President Lungu’s threats on judiciary over 3rd-term bid
    03 november 2017 16:27:56
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has asked President Edgar Lungu to retract his statement against the judiciary over his eligibility to contest the 2021 elections.Full text...

  • Mudslide victims frustrated with resettlement package
    03 november 2017 16:20:11
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Victims of the August 14 mudslide in the country have expressed their frustration over the amount of money government has decided to give them as a resettlement package.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for CFAF in Central Africa
    03 november 2017 16:15:55
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States.Full text...

  • Publishers ordered to withdraw explosive new Zuma book
    03 november 2017 16:11:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The State Security Agency (SSA) on Friday ordered the publishers of an explosive new book on President Jacob Zuma to withdraw it immediately.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    03 november 2017 16:06:10
    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...

  • Ghanaian mathematician, nuclear physicist passes on
    03 november 2017 16:01:21
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A renowned Ghanaian mathematician and nuclear physicist, Prof. Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, is dead.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    03 november 2017 12:46:56
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Opposition targets Kenyatta family business, other firms in 'economic boycott'
    03 november 2017 12:12:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The opposition coalition in Kenya has named a milk firm owned by President Uhuru Kenyatta's family business, Brookside Dairies, at the start of its "economic boycott" plan to sabotage the government.Full text...

  • Germany set to assist Congo in scientific research
    03 november 2017 11:33:47
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The German ambassador in Congo, Klaus Peto Schick, said on Thursday that his country is willing to back scientific research in Congo.Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC Qualifier: Mali coach names 23 players for Gabon clash
    03 november 2017 11:07:16
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The interim coach of the Malian national football team, Mohamed Magassouba, on Friday released the list of the 23 players invited for the final Africa Group C 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifer against Gabon on 11 November in Libreville. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    03 november 2017 08:38:57
    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...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    03 november 2017 08:01:01
    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 exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    03 november 2017 06:32:45
    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...

  • Rights group lauds Mali Defence Ministry's promise to probe abuse by security forces
    03 november 2017 06:03:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – A human rights watchdog has hailed the Mali Defence Ministry’s stated commitment to investigate serious alleged abuses by the security forces during operations in central Mali describing it as "a meaningful step toward accountability". Full text...

  • More than 250 participants expected at Festival of Freedom of Expression
    02 november 2017 20:19:59
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - More than 250 journalists, human rights defenders, students, civil society groups and public institutions are expected to attend the 7th International Festival of Freedom of Expression from 8 to 11 November in Ouagadougou.Full text...

  • Intenational communuty urged to sanction perpetrators of abuses against media
    02 november 2017 20:08:25
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Journalist in Danger, a media watchdog, has urged the international community to increase pressure on DR Congo government to sanction perpetrators of abuses against press freedom. Full text...

  • 'Failure to broker peace' hinders solutions to displacement, says UN refugee chief
    02 november 2017 19:49:13
    New York, US (PANA) – The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday urged global leaders to find political solutions to the world's conflicts, if the swelling numbers of forcibly displaced people are ever to return home. Full text...

  • 'Injustice against journalists costly for society,' says UNESCO chief
    02 november 2017 19:43:34
    Paris, France (PANA) – Justice must be done for the murder of journalists, who perform important functions in taking forward fundamental freedoms and bolstering the strength of societies, a senior United Nations official said on Thursday, marking the International Day to end impunity for crimes against them. Full text...

  • Sudan condemns New York truck attack
    02 november 2017 19:37:07
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has “strongly condemned" the terrorist truck attack that took place in New York last Tuesday that resulted in the death of 8 people and injury to many others “in a terrible crime which has violated all the human values and values”.Full text...

  • Rwanda launches survey to analyse economic benefits of weather information
    02 november 2017 19:14:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwanda Meteorology Agency on Thursday launched a household survey for an economic analysis of benefits of weather and climate information.Full text...

  • Nigerian gov't counsels Spain on dialogue over Catalonian independence
    02 november 2017 18:47:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government has urged Spain to embrace dialogue in resolving the political crisis rocking the country over Catalonia independence.Full text...

  • 'China-African forum will boost Nigeria, China partnership'
    02 november 2017 18:43:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian, Tuesday said that the upcoming Forum on China-African Cooperation (FOCAC) meeting next year in Beijing, China, will boost China-Nigeria partnership.Full text...

  • Kenya opposition rules out seeking redress in court
    02 november 2017 18:28:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi has said there are no plans by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to go to the Supreme Court to challenge the October 26 repeat presidential election that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta emerge victor.Full text...

  • Seven cities to host IAAF Cross Country Permit series
    02 november 2017 18:25:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The series of seven individual meetings in four different countries which make up the 2017/2018 IAAF Cross Country Permit series will kick off with the Cross de Atapuerca 12 November, the IAAF said on Thursday.Full text...

  • IAAF ratifies Chespol Women U20 Steeplechase World record
    02 november 2017 18:22:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Thursday ratified the Under 20 Women's 3000m steeplechase 8:58.78 World record, which she set in Eugene, USA, on 26 May, 2017. Full text...

  • Bashir, Kiir agree to directly supervise implementation of peace agreements signed 4 years ago
    02 november 2017 18:18:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan and his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir, said they are taking into their hands the question of implementing agreements they signed four years ago as well as those signed this week, on economic and security cooperation.Full text...

  • Kenya, Ghana lock horns in U-20 World Cup qualifier
    02 november 2017 18:10:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's national women under-20 team coach, Caroline Ajowi, has named her squad ahead of their 2018 Under-20 Women World Cup Qualifier against Ghana at the Cape Coast Stadium Sunday, November 5.Full text...

  • South African President, Zuma, ridiculed in parliament again
    02 november 2017 15:07:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There was chaos in the South African Parliament on Thursday as opposition lawmakers hurled abuse at President Jacob Zuma who finds himself embroiled in yet another major controversy.Full text...

  • Rwanda welcomes decision by Namibia to scrap Visas for Africans
    02 november 2017 14:57:04
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, has hailed the decision by Namibian authorities to scrap all visas to the Southern African nation for Africans in 2018.Full text...

  • JICA funds Botswana’s forest monitoring system
    02 november 2017 14:49:04
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) has assisted Botswana develop a national forest monitoring system (NFMS).Full text...


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