• US: No one country can tackle problems of migration, Libya tells global leaders
    21 september 2017 06:32:39
    New York, US (PANA) – Recalling the situation in Libya since the 2011 revolution, Faiez Mustafa Serraj, the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord said that international support is essential to ensure progress in the country. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Thursday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    21 september 2017 05:37:08
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...

  • US: EU, UN launch new initiative to eliminate gender violence
    20 september 2017 22:57:36
    New York, US (PANA) – The European Union and the United Nations on Wednesday launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe. Full text...

  • US: Conflict prevention, migration, terrorism key concerns for EU and member countries at UN
    20 september 2017 22:51:41
    New York, US (PANA) – On the second day of the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, underscored that the UN must rise to address many global challenges, including forced displacement and terrorism. Full text...

  • US: Rwanda President Kagame urges world leaders to address global challenges
    20 september 2017 22:47:37
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations must treat all people with impartiality and respect, and be a good steward of the funds entrusted to it, the President of Rwanda on Wednesday said in his annual address to the General Assembly debate in New York, adding his country’s support to the spirit of reform taking root at the Organization. Full text...

  • US: Ouattara says Côte d'Ivoire is inspiring example of UN peacekeeping success
    20 september 2017 22:44:08
    New York, US (PANA) – The President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, on Wednesday cited the success of United Nations peacekeeping operations in his West African country as an inspiration for the world Organization to increase its initiatives. Full text...

  • US: One year on, UN officials take stock of efforts to address large movements of refugees, migrants
    20 september 2017 22:39:37
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the need to continue working together towards more equitable ways to share the responsibility for refugees, as well as achieve safe and orderly migration, at an event to take stock one year after the international community agreed to find solutions to better manage human mobility. Full text...

  • US: Peace operations ‘not a substitute’ for diplomatic efforts, Security Council told
    20 september 2017 22:35:24
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations peace operations must be deployed in support of – not in place of – active diplomatic efforts, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, as he outlined some critical changes necessary to make these missions more effective. Full text...

  • US: World leaders gathered at UN commit to boosting investment in education
    20 september 2017 22:31:41
    New York, US (PANA) – World leaders on Wednesday pledged to tackle the education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening economic development, at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters in New York aimed at securing finance for this critical goal. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Not enough new antibiotics in the pipeline, UN report warns
    20 september 2017 22:27:47
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found. Full text...

  • US: Treaty banning nuclear weapons opens for signature at UN
    20 september 2017 22:23:29
    New York, US (PANA) – The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature on Wednesday at United Nations Headquarters in New York at a ceremony at which speakers from international organizations, governments and civil society hailed this milestone in achieving a world free of such arsenals as well as the work that remains to be done. Full text...

  • US: UN offers new strategy to advance peace, stability in Libya
    20 september 2017 22:18:52
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday launched a United Nations strategy to help bring about peace and stability in Libya and end a protracted crisis that has caused immense suffering and contributed to instability beyond the country’s borders. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian federal court declares separatist Biafran group terrorist organisation
    20 september 2017 20:07:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday officially declared separatist southeastern Nigerian group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a terrorist organisation. Full text...

  • US: Improving agribusiness competitiveness can boost food security in Africa
    20 september 2017 20:02:36
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - Strategic investments can help unlock potential for agribusiness growth in African nations with low agribusiness competitiveness, food security and agricultural productivity, according to a new analysis released Wednesday by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria alleges France, UK hosting sponsors of separatist radio Biafra
    20 september 2017 19:38:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Wednesday accused France and the United Kingdom of hosting foreign sponsors and propaganda radio station of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese First Vice President receives U.S. Congressional delegation
    20 september 2017 17:53:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A U.S. Congressional delegation on intelligence and security, currently on a visit to Sudan, was on Wednesday received by the First Vice President, Lt. Gen. Baki Hassan Salih. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari thanks Jordanian King for donation of 200 armoured fighting vehicles
    20 september 2017 17:09:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Presidency on Wednesday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in New York met with King Abdullah II of Jordan and thanked him for Jordan’s support to Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency through the donation of military hardware and pledge to further supply helicopters.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari approves process for proscription of separatist Biafran group
    20 september 2017 16:53:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government on Wednesday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the process for the proscription of the separatist group calling for an independent State of Biafra, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Full text...

  • US: UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon
    20 september 2017 16:42:40
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place earlier this week in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, as well as in Kossa, Cameroon, which targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya, Lithuania sign pact on bilateral relations
    20 september 2017 16:22:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya and Lithuania have signed a bilateral agreement to establish a mechanism for political consultations in order to strengthen bilateral relations, the Foreign Ministry here said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Supreme Court censures electoral body after nullified Presidential vote
    20 september 2017 15:55:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Kenyan Supreme Court found the electoral body in contempt of court for failing to open its servers to public scrutiny, following a detailed ruling on its decision to nullify the Presidential election held on 8 August, saying such a move demonstrated the failure to conduct a verifiable electoral process. Full text...

  • Rwanda: 2017/18 Rwanda's football Premier League season kicks off 29 Sept
    20 september 2017 15:40:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Defending champion Rayon Sport is set to take on rivals AS Kigali in the opening match of the 2017/18 Rwanda Premier League fixtures, also known as the "Azam League", Sports source revealed Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • US: UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon
    20 september 2017 15:36:56
    New York, US (PANA) – Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place earlier this week in Borno state, Nigeria, as well as in Kossa, Cameroon, which targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence. Full text...

  • Kenya: Bees strike as CJ reads final presidential poll nullification report
    20 september 2017 15:34:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Bees joined the Kenyan presidential election dispute in Nairobi Wednesday, stinging the police and opposition supporters as Chief Justice David Magara read the final report on the Supreme Court's cancellation of the poll. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone to host Commonwealth Games Beach Volleyball qualifiers
    20 september 2017 14:16:31
    Freetown, Sierra Leone ( PANA) - Sierra Leone has been granted the right to host the Commonwealth Games Beach Volleyball qualifiers, taking place in Freetown from 27-29 October this year. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Former Rwandan senior executive taken into 30-day preventive detention
    20 september 2017 13:57:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at the University of Rwanda (UR), Prudence Rubingisa, was taken into a 30-day preventive custody, pending further investigations into alleged misuses of public funds through irregularities in the execution of a public tender worth several billion Rwandan francs, a judicial source confirmed Wednesday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Botswana: Power line electrocutes elephants in Botswana
    20 september 2017 13:49:09
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Nine elephants were electrocuted by a high volt 33kV distribution power line in Botswana’s Dukwi, in the Central District area, on Monday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Gov't. criticized for purchase of 42 fire trucks worth US$ 42 million
    20 september 2017 13:44:44
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Zambian Government has widely been condemned for the controversial procurement of 42 fire trucks at US$ 42 million with Transparency International Zambia questioning why the procurement was given priority. Full text...

  • Gambia: MFWA organises training on media safety in Liberia
    20 september 2017 13:38:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Ahead of Liberia's elections, the Media Foundation For West Africa (MFWA) and partners are implementing a rapid response intervention aimed at addressing media safety issues in the West African country. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambian First Lady pledges support towards fighting AIDS, Cancer
    20 september 2017 12:51:32
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian First Lady, Fatou Bah-Barrow, has pledged her support towards the ongoing fight against Cancer and HIV/AIDS in the West African Country. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    20 september 2017 12:43:27
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • US: Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press, says CPJ
    20 september 2017 12:33:55
    New York, US (PANA) - Cameroon’s broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) alleges in a report released on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Botswana: Moody’s paints positive economic curve for Botswana
    20 september 2017 11:29:44
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - International economic analyst Moody’s Investors Service's latest country report on Botswana has projected a positive economic trajectory for the southern African country. Full text...

  • US: ICRC boss urges all countries to sign treaty on prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    20 september 2017 11:21:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr Peter Maurer, has described the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as "a light for all humanity, illuminating a pathway towards a world without nuclear weapons".Full text...

  • Rwanda: Heavy rain leaves trail of damage in southwestern Rwanda
    20 september 2017 10:48:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Roofs of at least 169 houses, school buildings and churches were damaged during a downpour that hit several parts of Rusizi, a district in the southwestern Rwanda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), late on Tuesday.Full text...

  • DRC: Peacekeepers provide support to Burundian refugees in Kamanyola after deadly clashes
    20 september 2017 10:06:15
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - UN peacekeepers in DR Congo say they have been providing life-saving support to Burundian refugees following deadly clashes that occurred last Friday in Kamanyola, South Kivu province, in which 38 refugees and one Congolese military officer were killed with more than 100 injured. Full text...

  • US: FAO calls for global call for zero tolerance on food loss and waste
    20 september 2017 09:50:48
    New York, US (PANA) - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has joined in calls for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance for food loss and waste. Full text...

  • South Africa: US lists South African brothers on terror blacklist
    20 september 2017 09:34:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The United States has added two South African brothers accused of plotting attacks on the US embassy and Jewish institutions to its global terror blacklist. Full text...

  • Senegal: Despite robust economic growth, Senegal reels under rising public debt
    20 september 2017 09:29:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegal’s economic growth is expected to remain robust above 6 percent, and inflation to be contained at 2 percent in 2017, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that on Tuesday completed a review mission to the west African country.Full text...

  • Gambia: Wednesday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    20 september 2017 09:25:26
    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...

  • Kenya: Supreme Court offers explanatory ruling on annulled Presidential vote
    20 september 2017 08:43:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Supreme Court in Kenya has started reading its final ruling on the nullified presidential election of 8 August. Full text...

  • Gabon: Wednesday's forex rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa
    20 september 2017 08:37:22
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa, as issued by the Bank of the Central African States. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    20 september 2017 08:35:59
    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...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda provides relief assistance to flood victims
    20 september 2017 07:41:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan officials have started the distribution of relief materials to victims of this week's floods in the north and southeast of the country. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    20 september 2017 07:30:08
    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...

  • US: 21st century will be Africa's century, Guinean President tells UN General Assembly
    20 september 2017 07:28:33
    New York, US (PANA) – The 21st century will see Africa take its rightful place on the world stage, Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea, which also holds the current presidency of the African Union, told the United Nations 72nd General Assembly on the opening day of its general debate on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: No one country can resolve global challenges single-handedly - Zambian President
    20 september 2017 07:22:25
    New York, US (PANA) – Reaffirming Zambia’s commitment to international cooperation to address the challenges facing the planet, the country’s President has called on world leaders to come together and act boldly for the sake of the shared future. Full text...

  • US: ‘No room for double standards’ in combating terrorism, says Egyptian President
    20 september 2017 07:13:52
    New York, US (PANA) – Noting that comprehensively addressing terrorism is vital for the future of the regional and international order, the President of Egypt called on Tuesday for an approach to do so that is based not only on eradication of terrorism but also of its root causes, as well as challenging its supporters and those that grant it safe havens. Full text...

  • US: Mali’s President calls on world to help equip regional anti-terror force
    20 september 2017 07:08:36
    New York, US (PANA) – Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita took the podium of the General Assembly on Tuesday to praise United Nations efforts in aiding his country recover from rebel attacks, and called on the international community to help fund a new five-nation force to combat terrorism in the region. Full text...

  • US: Striving for peace, decent life for all, ‘very pertinent’ UN Assembly theme - Museveni
    20 september 2017 07:04:14
    New York, US (PANA) – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, on Tuesday expressed support for the theme of the United Nations 72nd General Assembly – ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent life for all on a Sustainable Planet’ – questioning why the world’s elites failed to see its pertinence. Full text...


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