• Bidouane named Africa legendry captain to 2018 IAAF Continental Cup
    31 may 2018 13:56:53
    Nairiobi, Kenya (PANA) - Retired Moroccan hurdler who specialised in the 400m has been named Africa's honourary captain and legendary athlete to the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018. Full text...

  • Renowned Ghanaian Sculptor, El Anatsui, inducted into 250-member American Academy of Arts and Letters
    31 may 2018 13:11:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The last is yet to be heard of the avalanche of accolades coming to renowned Ghanaian Artist/Sculptor, Professor El Anatsui. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    31 may 2018 11:39:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • MSF says thousands of people caught in intense fighting in northern S. Sudan
    31 may 2018 11:31:29
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says since the end of April, the conflict-ravaged counties of Leer and Mayendit, in South Sudan’s north, have once again been wracked by violence. Full text...

  • Sweden supports drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel
    31 may 2018 09:59:31
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Sweden, through the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will support drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel, with a focus on Burkina Faso and Mali. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    31 may 2018 09:43:47
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Tutu salutes South Africa's first black rugby captain
    31 may 2018 09:16:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has congratulated Siya Kolisi on his appointment as Springbok rugby captain. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WWC: Ghana plays Uruguay in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 opener
    31 may 2018 09:13:37
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Ghana will play hosts Uruguay on 13 November in Montevideo, Uruguay, in the opening match of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 after the official draw for the tournament in Zurich on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Thursday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    31 may 2018 09:09:57
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Ebola vaccine provides protection, hope for high-risk communities in DRC (Feature by WHO Africa Region)
    31 may 2018 07:08:33
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - It’s been ten days since Jean René (not his real name) lost his brother to Ebola virus disease (EVD). Full text...

  • Medical charity begins Ebola vaccination in DRC
    31 may 2018 07:02:20
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - Medical NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says it has started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where teams have been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few weeks. The trial vaccination will also be offered to contacts of patients. Full text...

  • NGO says most children threatened by conflict, poverty, discrimination against girls
    31 may 2018 06:50:10
    London, UK (PANA) - More than half of all children globally – over 1.2 billion – are threatened by conflict, widespread poverty or discrimination against girls, a new report by Save the Children, a UK-based non-governmental organisation that promotes children's rights, has found. Full text...

  • World No Tobacco Day targets habit that ‘breaks hearts’ – WHO
    31 may 2018 06:18:39
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - United Nations health experts on Thursday reiterated the message that tobacco causes deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke, and called for the prevention of “needless” loss of life. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 2, Group B matches
    31 may 2018 06:08:34
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Day 2, Group B matches played on Wednesday in the 2018 southern African championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • International partnership to address human-animal-environment health risks gets boost
    30 may 2018 19:20:34
    Divvonne-les-Bains, France (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have agreed to step up joint action to combat health threats associated with interactions between humans, animals and the environment.Full text...

  • UN rights experts urge Kenya to protect activists testifying in lead pollution case
    30 may 2018 19:17:04
    Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - Four United Nations human rights experts are calling for greater protection for Kenyan activists who have testified against a local lead-smelting plant accused of environmental pollution. Full text...

  • 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...


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