• US announces $65.5m additional aid to Nigeria
    02 october 2018 17:39:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday announced additional assistance of $65.5 million to achieve the development goals outlined in the bilateral U.S.-Nigerian Development Objectives Assistance Agreement signed in 2015. Full text...

  • Nigeria ready to help in stabilizing South Sudan
    02 october 2018 17:35:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that Nigeria is prepared to help South Sudan stabilize politically and economically.Full text...

  • US First Lady interacts with mothers, infants at Accra hospital
    02 october 2018 17:31:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - US First Lady Melania Trump, who arrived in Accra on Tuesday for a 2-day visit on the first leg of a four-nation Africa tour, has visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital where she made some donations and interacted with mothers and children.Full text...

  • Egyptian, Jamaican laureates receive 2018 UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education
    02 october 2018 16:53:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - A Jamaican project to help school-aged mothers return to the classroom and another in Egypt which provides educational opportunities for marginalized girls will receive this year’s UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education, the UN specialized agency announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN Environment, WTO launch publication on making trade work for environment
    02 october 2018 16:37:37
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Underscoring the critical role of trade practices for a sustainable future, leaders in business, government and civil society called for forward-looking trade approaches during a high-level leadership dialogue on Tuesday, to propel the world towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Full text...

  • 'Indigenous coaches can match foreign counterparts'
    02 october 2018 14:35:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Secretary, Lagos State Football Coaches Association, Rasheed Suleiman, says indigenous coaches are not inferior and can compete favourably with their foreign counterparts. Full text...

  • 'Parents should let their children begin their soccer careers early'
    02 october 2018 14:19:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Chinedu Ezirim, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yagazie Foundation, an NGO, has appealed to parents to allow their children to start their football careers from the age of five. Full text...

  • How to curb age cheat in Nigerian football - Sports Promoter
    02 october 2018 14:06:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yagazie Foundation, Chinedu Ezirim, says starting one’s career in sports is a way to solve the menace of age cheat which, he described as antithetical to the growth of football in Nigeria. Full text...

  • American, Danish coaches to train 100 Nigerian coaches
    02 october 2018 13:52:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Five Coaches from Europe and America are expected to train no fewer than 100 selected coaches from across the country with majority from Lagos State at a football Coaching Clinic in Lagos. Full text...

  • CAF endorses FIFA president Infantino for second term
    02 october 2018 13:46:57
    Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (PANA) - The 12th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly, held recently in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, was highlighted by key decisions with the climax being CAF’s endorsement of a second term for FIFA President, Gianni Infantino. Full text...

  • AfDB investments transform Madagascar’s key rice regions
    02 october 2018 13:36:01
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) - Madagascar’s three key rice farming regions have witnessed an unprecedented transformation, with yields per hectare virtually tripling over the past five years, thanks to investments totalling US$148.28 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the region’s agriculture infrastructure. Full text...

  • AfDB supports Senegal's Community Development Emergency Program with 60m euros
    02 october 2018 13:32:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will help Senegal to continue its Emergency Community Development Program, which aims to develop rural agriculture and provide people in the most remote areas of the country with better access to basic social services. Full text...

  • Zambian authorities arrest 2 Chinese nationals for illegally training locals
    02 october 2018 13:28:21
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Police in Zambia have arrested two Chinese nationals over allegations that they are offering illegal military training to members of a local security firm. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram meeting venue in Northeast Nigeria
    02 october 2018 13:20:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force said on Tuesday that its aircraft has destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) meeting venue at Jabullam in Northern Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    02 october 2018 13:16:05
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • FAO's C'ttee on Agriculture focuses on boosting sustainable dev't through innovation
    02 october 2018 12:56:08
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Achieving sustainable development means shifting away from high-input and resource-intensive farming and food systems, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on Monday. Full text...

  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    02 october 2018 11:32:19
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as announced by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mali's president in Conakry for 60th anniversary of Guinea's independence
    02 october 2018 11:08:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, is in Conakry to attend Tuesday's festivities marking the 60th anniversary of the independence of Guinea, official sources have told PANA.Full text...

  • US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana for first Africa visit
    02 october 2018 10:43:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - US First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Accra on Tuesday morning for a 2-day visit on the first leg of a four-nation Africa tour that will also take her to Malawi, Kenya and Egypt. Full text...

  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    02 october 2018 09:53:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Nigeria's president condemns killing of 7 in Jos
    02 october 2018 09:46:15
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday condemned the latest violence in Jos which led to the imposition of a curfew in the Plateau state capital. Full text...

  • Tensions high as rape suspect appears in court
    02 october 2018 09:40:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There was a heavy police presence outside the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday when a man suspected of raping a young girl at an upmarket city restaurant in broad daylight last week was brought into the dock. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    02 october 2018 07:16:33
    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...

  • UNHCR honours South Sudanese surgeon with 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award
    02 october 2018 07:03:26
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Monday honoured Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, a surgeon from South Sudan, with the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony in Geneva. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for world to follow Gandhi’s example on International Day of Non-Violence
    02 october 2018 06:52:33
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the world to follow the “enduring vision and wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi” on the International Day of Non-Violence, which falls on 2 October - the birthday of the iconic leader who led India to independence, and inspired civil rights movements across the globe. Full text...

  • Curb 'throw-away' culture, says UN-Habitat chief
    02 october 2018 06:39:43
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Marking World Habitat Day on Monday, UN-Habitat – the agency mandated with promoting sustainable cities – has called for greater imagination and innovation in tackling the world’s waste management challenges, in particular at the municipal level. Full text...

  • Tobacco control measures are working, but too slowly in less-developed countries: WHO
    02 october 2018 06:33:01
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - “Great progress” has been made in tackling tobacco consumption and saving lives but more needs to be done to challenge the industry’s attempts to “bypass” international regulations, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Full text...

  • UN Assembly wraps up annual general debate
    02 october 2018 06:23:12
    New York, US (PANA) - In the end, after all was said and done in the marathon of speeches from Heads of State and Government at the General Assembly’s 73rd annual general debate, it all came down to one thing – the centrality of a strengthened United Nations as the only global forum that can address the multiple challenges facing the world, from conflict resolution to climate change mitigation and sustainable development. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: 1st-leg, semi-final matches on Tuesday
    02 october 2018 06:07:21
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are the first-leg, semi-final fixtures, scheduled for Tuesday, in the 2018 CAF Champions league. Full text...

  • IMF Executive Board gives nod of approval to Tunisia’s recovery efforts
    01 october 2018 18:25:10
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Contented with the efforts of Tunisian authorities to reduce macroeconomic imbalances, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday announced a US$247 million disbursement to support the country’s economic recovery and development programme. Full text...

  • Mauritius health authorities to develop strategies for reducing salt intake
    01 october 2018 17:47:49
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian health ministry will develop strategies to cut down salt intake in diets as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), an official source told PANA Monday in the capital Port Louis.Full text...

  • NGO expresses concern about the fate of whales in Mauritian EEZ
    01 october 2018 16:35:52
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – A Mauritian NGO, Mauritius Save The Whales, has expressed its “deepest concern about the agreement signed between Mauritius and Japan on the development of the halieutic sector, which consists of a potential threat upon the endangered species of whales/fishes present in our seas.” Full text...

  • Gambian traditional chief prefers ministers picked from parliament
    01 october 2018 16:28:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A Gambian traditional chief, Kanimang Sanneh, from Upper River Region, has called for a parliamentary system of government in which legislators could serve as ministers, thereby bringing the government closer to the people, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • AfDB injects US$266 million into Rwanda’s electricity expansion project
    01 october 2018 15:57:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of US$266 million to support Rwanda’s program to improve electricity supply reliability and expand access to electricity as part of a drive to transform the country into an export-oriented economy. Full text...

  • IAAF releases 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships system
    01 october 2018 15:44:23
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - With one year to go to the start of the IAAF World Athletics Championships (Doha 2019), the world athletics governing body has released the qualification system for the event. Full text...

  • TV news anchor, friend held in woman's murder probe
    01 october 2018 15:36:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan court has ordered the police to further detain TV news anchor, Jacque Maribe, as they conclude their investigations of a murder in which she (Maribe) and a friend, Joseph Irungu, are the prime suspects. Full text...

  • Sudan raises wheat price, announces figures of summer produce crops
    01 october 2018 14:09:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The government on Sunday has raised the minimum price of 50kg bag of wheat by almost 150 percent as incentive to farmers in central Sudan, hoping to help avail wheat in the market and stave off wheat and bread shortage that hit consumers in the last few months.Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON qualifier: Ghana coach names squad for Sierra Leone qualifiers
    01 october 2018 11:49:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's senior national football team coach, Kwesi Appiah, has named a 19-man team that will prepare for Sierra Leone in the double-header Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches this month. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    01 october 2018 10:49:21
    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...

  • UNHCR warns over Mediterranean rescue capacity
    01 october 2018 10:06:20
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has expressed gratitude to Malta for its decision to allow 58 rescued people from the NGO ship Aquarius to be disembarked on Sunday, ending their ordeal after days at sea. Full text...

  • South Africa one step closer to securing massive Saudi Arabia investment
    01 october 2018 09:51:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has arrived in Saudi Arabia to address the Kingdom's pledge to invest US$10 billion in the South African economy. Full text...

  • South Sudan signs Refugee Convention
    01 october 2018 09:47:08
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Monday welcomed South Sudan’s accession to the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. Full text...

  • Monday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    01 october 2018 09:29:45
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as announced by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    01 october 2018 08:07:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • UNICEF teams up with DRC Ebola survivors to help stop spread
    01 october 2018 06:44:52
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Recent survivors of the Ebola virus and the UN children's fund (UNICEF) are partnering to help prevent further transmission of the deadly disease in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Progress in malaria control stalls, WHO
    01 october 2018 06:37:35
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - After an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled, the Africa Regional Office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported. Full text...

  • Buhari congratulates Xi Jinping on China's 69th aniversary
    30 september 2018 12:51:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on the 69th anniversary of the Republic. Full text...

  • Buhari sympathises with Indonesia over twin disasters of Tsunami, earthquake
    30 september 2018 10:45:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sorrow and sympathy to the government and people of Indonesia over the latest Tsunami and earthquake disaster that hit the country's central Sulawesi Island. Full text...

  • Sudan's NCP says economic crisis will not lead to postponement of 2020 polls
    30 september 2018 09:16:40
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has said the current economic crisis will not force it into postponing the 2020 general and presidential elections in which President Omar al-Bashir is largely speculated to stand.Full text...

  • UN alone can solve its problems of climate change, migration, poverty and terrorism
    30 september 2018 08:57:26
    New York, US (PANA) - Niger – victim of the quadruple scourge of climate change, migration, poverty and terrorism – gave a ringing endorsement of the United Nations on Saturday as the “irreplaceable” Organization capable of resolving these and a host of other problems. Full text...


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