• Tuesday's forex rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa
    18 december 2018 09:39:28
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of the Central African States. Full text...

  • IMF approves US$2.97bn for Morocco as insurance against external risks
    18 december 2018 09:38:11
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a two-year arrangement for Morocco under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) for US$2.97 billion, saying it will provide insurance against external risks, and support the authorities’ policies to reduce fiscal and external vulnerabilities and promote higher and more inclusive growth. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    18 december 2018 09:32:35
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Zambia protests US claims on China's intention to repossess some state-owned enterprises
    18 december 2018 09:30:01
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia has sent an official diplomatic letter of protest to the United States government requesting a retraction of a portion of a statement made by National Security Adviser John Bolton, claiming that China intends to repossess some of the country's State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) because of Government’s failure to settle outstanding loans.Full text...

  • South African opposition wants Zuma to provide financial security
    18 december 2018 05:07:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has moved to ensure that former President Jacob Zuma will have to provide financial security if he continues to appeal court rulings against him. Full text...

  • Buhari appeals to Amnesty International to 'scrutinise' its advocacy in Nigeria
    18 december 2018 05:03:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – As relations between Nigeria and Amnesty International appears to sour by the day, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening urged the global human rights body to “scrutinise its advocacy in Nigeria, especially as it relates to the war against terrorism”.Full text...

  • Guterres says migrants are ‘a powerful driver’ of economic growth, ‘dynamism and understanding’
    18 december 2018 04:23:45
    New York, US (PANA) - As the world celebrates International Migrants Day on Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding.” Full text...

  • Zambian President begins three-day official visit to Japan
    17 december 2018 19:02:24
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu arrived in Japan Monday to begin a three-day official visit during which he will meet with Emperor Akihito. Full text...

  • Burkinabe President, French Minister of Armed Forces hold working session
    17 december 2018 17:57:05
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré had a working session on Monday in Paris with the French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, the Burkinabe presidency reported. Full text...

  • Tunisia wins first two prizes of Journées Théatrales de Carthage
    17 december 2018 17:51:28
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The 20th edition of Journées Théatrales de Carthage (JTC) ended on Sunday at the City of Culture of Tunis, marked by the supremacy of the theatre of Tunisia, which won the first two prizes. Full text...

  • EUBAM Libya becomes fully-fledged civilian CSDP mission
    17 december 2018 15:37:27
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Council on Monday adopted a decision mandating the European Union integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and terrorism. Full text...

  • Rwandan army pursues unidentified gunmen after deadly road ambush
    17 december 2018 15:16:53
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan Army is on the hunt for gunmen who on Saturday ambushed three passenger vehicles, killed two persons and injured eight others on the main road crossing Cyitabi village on the fringes of Nyungwe forest in the south of the country, according to an official statement issued in Kigali on Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisia celebrates 8th anniversary of 2011 popular uprising
    17 december 2018 14:29:45
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian authorities will always accept the will of the people and follow the path they chose and fought for, said Noureddine Tabboubi, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) on Monday when the nation marked the eighth anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising. Full text...

  • Libyan soldiers based in the east arrested for incitement
    17 december 2018 14:04:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan authorities have arrested soldiers who appeared in a video of the army threatening the city of Misrata. Full text...

  • Rights bodies finger military, police for harassing environmental activists
    17 december 2018 13:46:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan police and the military are harassing and intimidating environmental rights activists in Lamu county, Human Rights Watch and the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders-Kenya said in a report released on Monday. Full text...

  • Rwanda to host second Intra-African Trade Fair in 2020
    17 december 2018 13:33:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Over 2,000 exhibitors in Africa and beyond are expected to gather in Kigali, Rwanda in December 2020 for the second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF), an official source disclosed Monday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Senegalese minister urges African countries to establish social dialogue institutions
    17 december 2018 13:26:48
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The president of the francophone social dialogue international (IFDS), Senegalese Mrs Innocence Ntap Ndiaye, on Monday called on countries to establish social dialogue institutions, at the opening of the organisation’s second general assembly in Cotonou.Full text...

  • DR Congo arrests spokesperson of Rwandan rebel group
    17 december 2018 13:12:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have arrested Ignace Nkaka, aka La Forge Fils Bazeye, spokesperson of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed rebel group active in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the local media reported on Monday in Kigali, quoting sources in neighbouring DR Congo. Full text...

  • General Assembly of Francophone International Social Dialogue opens
    17 december 2018 13:01:19
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The second General Assembly of the Francophone International Social Dialogue (IFDS) opened on Monday in Cotonou, Benin, under the theme "Social Dialogue, Public Policies, Informal Economy and Labour Migrations". Full text...

  • Terrorist fighters wish to lay down their arms, says Burkinabe President
    17 december 2018 12:40:59
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Terrorist fighters in Burkina Faso want to lay down their arms, the President of Burkina Faso Roch Christian Kaboré told in a meeting with his compatriots in the French capital on Sunday, reports his Communication service.Full text...

  • South Korean Prime Minister begins trip to North Africa
    17 december 2018 12:35:16
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-Yeon arrived in Algiers on Sunday for a visit to Algeria as part of a three-nation North African tour that will also take him to Tunisia and Morocco.Full text...

  • Eighteen Illegal African migrants arrested on Tunisia-Libya border
    17 december 2018 12:27:38
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The gendarmerie of the Tunisian city of Benguerdane on Saturday arrested 18 illegal African migrants who were attempting to cross the Tunisian border from Libya, a Tunisian security source announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia reengages French coach Lemerre
    17 december 2018 12:20:30
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The governing board of Etoile Sportive du Sahel has announced that it has reengaged French coach, Roger Lemerre to manage the club. The French coach had managed Etoile Sportive du Sahel during the 2013-2014 season.Full text...

  • Nigerian Army calls for closure of Amnesty International's offices in Nigeria
    17 december 2018 12:14:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Three days after the Nigerian Army accused the UN Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) of aiding Boko Haram terrorism in the violence-ravaged northeast zone of the country, the Army on Monday called for the closure of the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Germany supports WFP's humanitarian assistance for refugees in Tanzania
    17 december 2018 12:04:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday welcomed a €3.25 million contribution from the Federal Republic of Germany to support its work in favour of refugees and asylum seekers in Tanzania in 2018-19. Full text...

  • Africa’s industrialisation is real; trade to further its deepening (By Kennedy Abwao, PANA correspondent)
    17 december 2018 12:02:26
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The industrialisation process in Africa is a reality deepened further with the launch of the continental free trade area to accelerate efforts to make Africa the manufacturing hub of the world, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga has said. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    17 december 2018 11:40:19
    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...

  • ASFA Yenenga lead in Burkina Faso first division football championship
    17 december 2018 10:17:52
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - ASFA Yenenga has taken the lead in Burkina Faso's first division football championship, thanks to its 1-0 victory over Racing Club de Koudougou during Day 14 matches played on Friday and Saturday. Full text...

  • Senegal win U-20 WAFU Cup
    17 december 2018 09:47:08
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Senegal on Sunday won the U-20 West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup after beating Nigeria 2-0 in the final match played on Lome. Full text...

  • Quarter-final fixtures of the Ivorian football League Cup
    17 december 2018 09:25:40
    Abidjan. Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The following are the fixtures of the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the 6th edition of Ivorian League Cup.Full text...

  • AS Pikine maintain lead in Senegal's League 1 football championship
    17 december 2018 09:21:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - AS Pikine have maintained the lead in Senegal's League 1 football championship after Day 6 matches played at the weekend thanks to its 1-0 victory over AS Douanes. Full text...

  • Bolton City take lead in Mauritian Super League football championship
    17 december 2018 09:17:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Bolton City have taken the lead in the Mauritian Super League football championship thanks to a 5-1 victory over AS Riviere du Rampart during Day 3 matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    17 december 2018 09:13:31
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • South African South African beauty queen runner-up at Miss Universe
    17 december 2018 09:12:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green was crowned runner-up in the Miss Universe competition in Thailand on Sunday night. Full text...

  • Daughter of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate dead at 79
    17 december 2018 07:33:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The youngest daughter of the Chief Albert Luthuli – Africa’s first Nobel Laureate – has died at a Durban hospital., family sources confirmed on Sunday. Full text...

  • Amnesty says Nigerian gov't 'failures' fuel escalating farmers, herders conflict
    17 december 2018 05:12:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, says the Nigerian authorities’ failure to investigate communal clashes and bring perpetrators to justice has fuelled a bloody escalation in the conflict between farmers and herders across the country. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF Champions league: All results from 1st-round, 1st-leg matches
    17 december 2018 04:49:00
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are all the results from the first-round, first-leg matches, played across Africa on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the 2019 CAF Champions league. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF Confed. Cup: All results from 1st-round, 1st-leg matches
    17 december 2018 04:44:23
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are all the results from the first-round, first-leg matches for the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup, played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday across Africa. Full text...

  • Exiled, ex-Gambian leader, Jammeh, named APRC leader
    16 december 2018 17:58:41
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Former Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea, has been chosen to head the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), which he created when he was in power. Full text...

  • Egyptian Salah retains BBC African Footballer-of-the-Year award
    16 december 2018 13:43:53
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Liverpool and Egypt striker, Mohamed Salah, ended a sparkling 2018 performance for club and country by winning the BBC African Footballer-of-the-Year Award for the second time in a row. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON: CAF receives Egypt, South Africa hosting bids
    16 december 2018 13:31:33
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that it received hosting bids for the 2019 African Nations Cup (AFCON) from the Egyptian and South African Football Federations. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA Club World Cup: African champions, Esperance, suffer heavy defeat
    16 december 2018 12:37:53
    Al Ain, UAE (PANA) - Al Ain FC of the UAE made it two wins from two matches with a 3-0 victory against 2018 CAF Champions League winners , Esperance of Tunisia, in the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup, UAE 2018. Full text...

  • AfDB Board approves Bank’s borrowing programme for 2019
    16 december 2018 09:23:23
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the institution’s 2019 borrowing programme to the tune of US$7.24 billion to be raised from the capital markets. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF Champions league: More results from 1st-round, 1st-leg matches
    16 december 2018 07:57:02
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are all the results so far recorded in the first-round, first-leg matches, played across Africa on Friday and Saturday in the 2019 CAF Champions league. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF Confed. Cup: All, but one result from 1st-round, 1st-leg matches
    16 december 2018 07:40:30
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are results from the first-round, first-leg matches for the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup, played on Friday and Saturday across Africa. Full text...

  • COP24: Countries agree concrete way forward to bring Paris climate deal to life
    16 december 2018 06:50:58
    Katowice, Poland (PANA) - Countries have agreed a robust set of guidelines to bring the Paris Climate deal to life, the United Nations said on Saturday night. Full text...

  • Kenya clinches inaugural Copa Coca Cola Africa U-16 titles
    15 december 2018 19:28:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya swept the Copa Coca Cola Africa Under-16 Cup tournament at Afraha Stadium, Nakuru, on Saturday, lifting both the boys and girls titles.Full text...

  • Amnesty hails release of 289 people arrested for unrest in Cameroon's Anglophone regions
    15 december 2018 18:26:48
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Saturday hailed the Cameroonian authorities' release of 289 people arrested in connection with the unrest in the country's Anglophone regions and demanded that all those in jail for exercising their freedom of expression must also be freed. Full text...

  • Egypt willing to share experience with African countries in oil sector
    15 december 2018 13:35:28
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Egyptian minister of Oil and Mining resources, Tarek Malaa, has aid his country is willing to share its experience in the oil sector with African countries.Full text...

  • Tunisia, UNDP sign agreement on good governance programme
    15 december 2018 13:17:16
    Tunis, Tunisia (NAPA) - Tunisia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday signed an agreement in Tunis on the implementation of a justice and peace programme aimed at building tolerant societies to achieve sustainable development and create effective and accountable institutions.Full text...


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