• UN chief urges support for ‘G5’ countries fighting terrorism in Sahel region
    30 may 2018 19:11:47
    Mpoti, Mali (PANA) - On the second day of his visit to Mali, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres travelled some 460 kilometers outside the capital, Bamako, to Mopti, where he made a strong appeal for more predictable financial support to the regional force tackling terrorist threats in the region. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean President parleys with Buhari in Abuja
    30 may 2018 17:37:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, on Wednesday paid a one-day visit to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, where he held discussions with President Muhammadu Buhari. Full text...

  • 5,000 expected at Plascon Kenya Colour Run
    30 may 2018 15:48:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Some 5,000 runners are expected to participate in the 2018 Plascon 5km Colour Run on August 11 in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    30 may 2018 14:17:38
    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...

  • Harambee Stars jet out ahead of 2018 Intercontinental Cup in India
    30 may 2018 13:16:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Fifteen members of the Kenyan national football team, Harambee Stars, left here on Wednesday to engage in two friendly matches, ahead of the 2018 Hero Intercontinental Cup, with six more players set to travel on Thursday. Full text...

  • South African opposition party welcomes Zimbabwean election announcement
    30 may 2018 12:01:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the country’s national elections will take place on 30 July. Full text...

  • FAO chief warns against use of antimicrobial medicines to promote growth in farm animals
    30 may 2018 11:55:10
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on Wednesday that antimicrobials are important to safeguard the health of humans and animals, but these medicines need to be used responsibly, including in the agricultural sectors. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans to vote for president, MPs, councillors on 30 July
    30 may 2018 11:25:00
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabweans will hold elections on 30 July, 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced in a proclamation on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Rights body hail ban on Chinese mining firm, seeks justice
    30 may 2018 11:00:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Amnesty International on Wednesday hailed the Mozambican government’s decision to suspend the mining operations of Chinese mining company, Haiyu, following irresponsible practices.Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    30 may 2018 10:51:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Rights watchdog deplores fresh crackdown on dissent in Angola
    30 may 2018 10:49:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A protester is in critical condition in hospital after being attacked by police dogs on 27 May, as part of a crackdown on freedom of association, assembly and expression that stifles dissenting views, Amnesty International has saidFull text...

  • Rights group demands release of Cameroonian school principal
    30 may 2018 09:44:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Human Rights Watch on Wednesday asked kidnappers of a school principal in Cameroon’s Southwest province to immediately release her unharmed. Full text...

  • Children in Mali bear heaviest brunt of conflict - UNICEF chief says
    30 may 2018 09:22:26
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - As the security situation in Mali continues to worsen, children are being denied the opportunity to survive, learn and thrive, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Promoting biodiversity across all agricultural sectors ‘fundamental’ — FAO chief
    30 may 2018 07:09:56
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Changing how countries across the world produce food is “fundamental” to protecting the future of the Earth’s ecosystem, said the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    30 may 2018 07:02:16
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • 'Positive’ community building helps combat hate online, says UN official
    30 may 2018 05:41:19
    New York, US (PANA) - In an increasingly interconnected world, the glorification of terrorism online impacts everyone, the chairman of a United Nations counter-terrorism body said on Tuesday, calling for a renewed effort to combat hateful propaganda and promote community solidarity. Full text...

  • UN chief lauds new political agreement for Libya
    30 may 2018 05:34:39
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed a new Political Declaration for Libya adopted by leading politicians and military leaders on Tuesday, pledging to “work constructively” with the world body to hold fresh elections this year. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 2, Group A matches
    30 may 2018 05:29:07
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Day 2, Group A matches played on Tuesday in the 2018 southern African championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • UN releases $2.7 million to help cyclone-hit 'Somaliland'
    29 may 2018 20:33:01
    Hargeisa, Somaliland (PANA) - Following a visit to a cyclone-hit community in ‘Somaliland’, the United Nations has released close to $3 million to help people affected by an unprecedented storm which delivered a full year's worth of rain in just a few days, compounding damage caused by recent severe flooding. Full text...

  • Suspected Islamists in Mozambique attack villages
    29 may 2018 20:20:18
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - A suspected Islamist armed group attacked two rural village in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado over the weekend, killing at least 10 people, including children. Full text...

  • Guterres honours dedication and sacrifice of UN peacekeepers
    29 may 2018 20:14:50
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday attended a ceremony at the base of UN peacekeepers in Mali called MINUSMA, in Bamako, to pay tribute to fallen peacekeepers. Full text...

  • Getting medicine to flood victims in Somalia, no matter what
    29 may 2018 19:58:02
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – Recent flash and river flooding in Somalia has affected an estimated 772,000 people and displaced nearly 230,000 people from their homes, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Spirit of compromise needed to combat workplace ‘brutalism’ – ILO
    29 may 2018 19:57:25
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The head of the United Nations labour agency has called for a new spirit of cooperation and consensus between workers, employers and Governments, to end what he called the “new brutalism” of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. Full text...

  • UN chief arrives in Mali to honour fallen peacekeepers
    29 may 2018 19:56:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Mali on Tuesday to honour the service and sacrifice of peacekeepers around the world, marking the official International Day of UN Peacekeepers. Full text...

  • Portugal to host inaugural EurAfrican Forum
    29 may 2018 13:55:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - More than 300 African and European leaders, political and economic decision-makers, entrepreneurs and representatives of associations and the civil society, will converge in Estoril, Portugal, on July 10 for the inaugural EurAfrican Forum.Full text...

  • UNEP, IAAF partner in clean air campaign
    29 may 2018 13:51:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the IAAF Tuesday announced a new partnership to address the issue of air quality which is leading to 7 million deaths across the world. Full text...

  • IFAD VP, Kenya Deputy President discuss rural development investments
    29 may 2018 13:42:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has concluded a five-day visit to Kenya where she met with Deputy President William Ruto and other high-ranking government officials. Full text...

  • Kenyan State oil corporation, top bank seal oil supply deal
    29 may 2018 13:34:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) on Tuesday launched a partnership between itself, Equity Bank and Eqwipetrol, a recently launched local fuel supply company.Full text...

  • AfDB, Green Climate Fund and Africa 50 support Desert to Power programme
    29 may 2018 13:28:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert to Power programme. Full text...

  • Sudan poised to sign three international agreements
    29 may 2018 11:53:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan is finally heading to sign three international agreements which it has for a long time brushed aside on the ground that some of their articles are against Islamic sharia jurisdictions. Full text...

  • Air Seychelles orders A320neo Airbus aircraft
    29 may 2018 11:43:50
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Seychelles, on Tuesday announced its first order of the new generation A320neo (new engine option) aircraft as part of the plan to refresh its fleet and increase efficiency on its regional network. Full text...

  • Mauritius hosts 9th SADC Regional UN Public Administration Network workshop
    29 may 2018 11:33:06
    Pointe-aux-Piments, Mauritius (PANA) - The 9th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) workshop focusing on the future of public service in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution is underway at Le Meriden Hotel in Pointe-aux-Piments, northern Mauritius. Full text...

  • Band to celebrate Mandela's centenary
    29 may 2018 10:46:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Five-time Grammy-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will honour former world statesman Nelson Mandela with three concerts at the State Theatre in Pretoria this weekend. Full text...

  • FAO hosts debate on policies to tackle rural population dynamics Mediterranean region
    29 may 2018 10:37:51
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Countries around the Mediterranean region "should aim towards a forward-looking dialogue" geared to food security and more inclusive rural development to better govern migration dynamics, Maria Helena Semedo, the UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) Deputy Director General, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Real Madrid Football Academy takes off in Nigeria
    29 may 2018 10:13:36
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, on Monday performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's Rivers State.Full text...

  • 'We secured release of 106 Chibok, 104 Dapchi girls, 16,000 others from captivity' – Buhari
    29 may 2018 10:03:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Beating his chest for a job well done, President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration degraded the capacity of the Boko Haram insurgency, leading to the release of 106 Chibok and 104 Dapchi girls, as well as over 16,000 other persons held by the insurgents.Full text...

  • President Buhari vows to win war against corruption
    29 may 2018 09:55:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Appealing for support from all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated the determination of his administration to win the war against corruption, no matter how difficult the project will be. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    29 may 2018 08:04:18
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • 2018 tourist arrivals in Mauritius forecast to hit 1.41 million
    29 may 2018 06:45:11
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Statistics Mauritius, a Mauritian governmental body, said on Tuesday that tourist arrivals are forecast of 1.41 million in 2018. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 2, Group A matches on Tuesday
    29 may 2018 06:34:47
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are Group A, Day 2 fixtures at the 2018 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Tuesday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • Rights group urges Libyan parties to create conditions for free, fair vote
    29 may 2018 06:22:29
    Paris, France (PANA) – French President Emmanuel Macron should ensure that four Libyan leaders meeting in Paris on Tuesday, pledge to improve human rights and ensure conditions conducive for a free and fair vote ahead of any planned elections, Human Rights Watch has said. Full text...

  • UN chief in Mali to mark International Day of UN Peacekeepers (A UN feature)
    29 may 2018 06:04:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - On the eve of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Tuesday, in the dimly lit streets of Bamako, the Malian police set out to conduct a night patrol with the support of UN police officers. Full text...

  • CAR crisis ‘breaks my heart’, says senior UN aid official
    29 may 2018 06:03:31
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The already serious humanitarian situation in Central African Republic (CAR) has worsened amid a spike in violence which threatens to overtake almost every area of the country, a top UN aid official said on Monday. Full text...

  • WHO deploys personnel to control cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s Adamawa state
    28 may 2018 19:53:00
    Yola, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO has deployed 39 staff with plans underway to engage additional 15 ad-hoc personnel, to rapidly contain a confirmed outbreak of cholera in Mubi North and South local government areas (LGAs) of Adamawa state in Nigeria. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 1, Group B matches
    28 may 2018 19:36:51
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Group B, Day 1 matches at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Monday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • ILO head urges renewed spirit of tripartism to tackle world of work challenges
    28 may 2018 18:09:51
    Geneva (PANA) – Governments, employers, and workers from around the world are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss a proposed international treaty on violence and harassment in the workplace. Full text...

  • Black player selected to captain historically-white Springbok rugby team
    28 may 2018 15:51:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just days after South African rugby was rocked by a major race scandal, Siya Kolisi was named as the first black captain of the South African national team on Monday. Full text...

  • Buhari's 3-year score-card: Info minister says Fed. Gov't delivering on campaign promises
    28 may 2018 14:07:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Presenting the three-year scorecard of Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, to Nigerians, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Buhari Administration has kept its social contract with the Nigerian people by delivering on its campaign promises.Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    28 may 2018 13:16:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Global tea consumption, production driven by robust demand in China, India - FAO
    28 may 2018 11:15:51
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Global tea consumption and production are projected to keep rising over the next decade, driven by robust demand in developing and emerging countries. Full text...


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