• South African opposition seeks answers over massive Chinese loan
    17 september 2018 09:41:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday confirmed that it will demand full details about a US$24.5 billion loan allegedly negotiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa with China as a “stimulus package” for South Africa’s spluttering economy.Full text...

  • Monday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    17 september 2018 09:36:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    17 september 2018 09:31:05
    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...

  • Greek investors to construct ship-building plant in Nigeria's Niger Delta
    17 september 2018 07:54:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ιnvestors from Greece are to set up a ship-building plant in Nigeria‘s Niger Delta, said the Greek news platform "The Greek Reporter".Full text...

  • Morocco tops African countries making progress in SDGs
    17 september 2018 06:57:27
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Morocco tops African countries making progress in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals, said the 2018 report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full text...

  • Niger FA president, Hamidou, elected WAFU 'B' Chief
    17 september 2018 06:46:25
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The president of the Niger Football Federation, Djibrilla Hima Hamidou, has been elected head of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone B. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Women’s Championship: Day 3, group matches on Monday
    17 september 2018 05:32:36
    Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa (PANA) - Here are Day 3, Groups A and C matches in the ongoing 2018 COSAFA Women’s Championship, scheduled for Monday. Full text...

  • Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate action’ says UN chief, looking to ozone layer gains
    17 september 2018 01:41:58
    New York, US (PANA) - With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said it was also “a pivotal time for climate action”, marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday. Full text...

  • 'More than 65 million ‘low-carbon jobs’ can be created by 2030'
    17 september 2018 01:37:05
    San Francisco, US (PANA) - New UN-backed commitments to take action against the damaging effects of climate change, could result in $26 trillion in economic benefits worldwide, and help create 65 million new “low-carbon jobs” by 2030 – the deadline for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full text...

  • ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia, Eritrea sign historic peace accord
    17 september 2018 01:31:56
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - There is a powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres on Sunday, in Saudi Arabia to witness the signing of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ending decades of simmering conflict. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: All results from 1st-leg, 1/4-final fixtures on Sunday
    17 september 2018 01:26:03
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are results from the first-leg, quarter-final matches of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: Senegal, Guinea reach finals of West Zone A qualifiers
    17 september 2018 01:23:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Hosts Senegal and Guinea on Sunday qualified for the finals of the West Zone A qualifiers for the 2019 Under-17 African Nations Cup (AFCON). Full text...

  • ECOWAS engages Nigerian political actors, civil society on conflict-free polls in 2019
    16 september 2018 20:49:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of Nigeria’s crucial general elections in 2019, the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in collaboration with the Abuja-based Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), has lined up workshops for political actors, peace agents and infrastructures for peace platforms across four of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones, on the use of dialogue and mediation as tools for preventing and mitigating election-related disputes and conflicts. Full text...

  • African Agric Ministers, Private, Public Sector leaders push for more investment, less talk
    16 september 2018 13:41:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Several African agriculture ministers recently joined public and private sector representatives, calling for more investment in agriculture at a "Leadership4Agriculture" event held at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • AfDB says staple crops processing zones will transform African agriculture
    16 september 2018 11:58:58
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Saying that “African zones will allow African countries to substantially reduce food imports, and become net exporters of processed foods and commodities", the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said Africa pays more than a crippling US$35 billion annually to import food, a figure that could rise to US$110 billion by 2025, if current trade trends continue. Full text...

  • New Sudanese cabinet sworn in; Finance minister declines to assume his post
    16 september 2018 11:39:14
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The new Sudanese cabinet was sworn-in late Saturday before President Omar Bashir and Chief Justice, Haider Ahmed Dafa'alla, the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) and the official Radio Omdurman reported early Sunday morning. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF men's U-17 AFCON: Nigeria beat Ghana, to represent West Zone B in Tanzania
    16 september 2018 04:04:14
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Nigeria on Saturday defeated Ghana 3-1 on penalties to emerge the West Zone B representatives to the 2019 CAF Under-17 men's Nations cup (AFCON) which will be played in Tanzania. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF men's U-17 AFCON: Semi-final matches in West Zone A qualifiers Sunday
    16 september 2018 04:01:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The following are the semi-final matches, scheduled for Sunday, in the West Zone A qualifiers for the 2019 Under-17 African Nations Cup (AFCON). Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: 1st-leg, 1/4-final fixtures on Sunday
    16 september 2018 03:58:16
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are the first-leg, quarter-final fixtures of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Quarter-final results on Saturday
    16 september 2018 03:57:04
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are all the results in the quarter-final of the 2018 CAF Champions league, played across Africa on Saturday. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Women’s Championship: Results from Day 2, group matches on Saturday
    16 september 2018 03:52:42
    Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa (PANA) - Here are results from Groups B and C in the 2018 COSAFA Women’s Championship, played on Saturday. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Quarter-final results on Saturday
    15 september 2018 19:51:36
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are all but one result in the quarter-final of the 2018 CAF Champions league, played across Africa on Saturday. Full text...

  • South Sudanese gov't must bring soldiers under control, urges UN mission chief
    15 september 2018 16:23:36
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - A “lack of command and control” on the part of South Sudan’s government, just days after signing a new peace agreement to end years of brutal civil conflict, is one of the factors which led to the shooting of a United Nations peacekeeper on Saturday, the UN mission chief in the country has said. Full text...

  • Tunisian club CS Sfaxien sign Rwandan striker Abeddy Biramahire on two-year deal
    15 september 2018 16:16:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Tunisian first division club, Club Sportif Sfaxien, have signed a two-year contract with Rwandan striker, Abeddy Biramahire, for a fee reported to be about 25 million Rwandan Francs (US$30,000).Full text...

  • Rwandan opposition leader among 2,140 convicts pardoned
    15 september 2018 11:52:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Justice Ministry has announced the release of 2,140 prisoners, including one-time Presidential election aspirant Victoire Ingabire, after a Presidential pardon. Full text...

  • CAR leaders set for better governance, business environment
    15 september 2018 11:35:14
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The authorities in Central African Republic (CAR) have agreed on the need to accelerate the efforts to strengthen governance and transparency and sustain structural reforms aimed at improving the business environment, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Communications Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • Barrow drops Gambia’s civil service chief
    15 september 2018 08:46:47
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow has dropped Mr. Habib Drammeh as Secretary General and Head of Gambia’s Civil Service. Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    15 september 2018 08:43:19
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Trade and consumption of cheap junk food are an obstacle for healthy diets - FAO
    15 september 2018 06:21:35
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The globalized food system is not delivering the diets that people need for a healthy life, but instead contributes to obesity and overweight especially in countries that are importing most of their food, FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva has said. Full text...

  • South African Airways cancels flights to Hong Kong
    15 september 2018 06:12:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Airways has cancelled flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong as a result of the severe weather conditions caused by Super Typhoon Manghkut. Full text...

  • Democracy ‘showing greater strain’ than at any time in decades, UN chief
    15 september 2018 06:10:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Tackling economic and political inequality is at the root of strengthening democratic institutions at a time when they are under huge strain, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday, marking the official International Day of Democracy. Full text...

  • New cases of deadly Ebola virus in DR Congo, as UN steps up response
    15 september 2018 06:05:52
    Butembo, DR Congo (PANA) - In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), the UN has stepped up community-based efforts to tackle Ebola disease, following confirmation that the virus has reached the city of Butembo, near the Ugandan border, where it has claimed three lives. Full text...

  • ‘Shadow’ of persistent inequality is growing, key UN human development report reveals
    15 september 2018 05:59:56
    New York, US (PANA) - While health, education, and income levels have improved overall across the globe, “wide inequalities” both among and within countries, are casting a shadow on sustained human development, a new United Nations report shows. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF men's U-17 AFCON: It's Ghana vs Nigeria in Saturday's final of West Zone B qualifiers
    15 september 2018 05:54:11
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Ghana and Nigeria meet on Saturday in Niamey in the finals of the West Zone B qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 men's Nations cup (AFCON) Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: 1st-leg, 1/4-final matches on Saturday
    15 september 2018 05:53:14
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are the first-leg, quarter-final fixtures in the 2018 CAF Champions league, scheduled for Saturday across Africa. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Women’s Championship: Results from Groups A, C on Friday
    14 september 2018 19:47:41
    Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa (PANA) - Here are Friday's results from Groups A and C in the 2018 COSAFA Women’s Championship, being played at the Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa. Full text...

  • Two Rwanda Football officials arrested in bribery probe
    14 september 2018 16:33:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Two members of Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) have been arrested following allegations of an attempted bribery at the qualifier game for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between Rwanda and Cote d'Ivoire on 9 September in Kigali, a police source confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Blocking of proposed South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary angers environmental groups
    14 september 2018 16:17:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Environmental groups around the world expressed deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was once again blocked by a minority of countries supporting Japan’s pro-whaling agenda. Full text...

  • IAAF ratifies Chepkoech's steeplechase world record
    14 september 2018 16:11:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Friday ratified the women's 3000m steeplechase World record set by Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech in July, 2018.Full text...

  • Kenya declares 50% fuel tax cut
    14 september 2018 13:22:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a 50% cut in a controversial petroleum tax, which the government was implementing even though Parliament had passed a bill seeking to defer implementation for two years. Full text...

  • French author releases new book on fight against Genocide denial
    14 september 2018 13:16:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - French univerisity lecturer, Florent Piton, on Friday presented his book depicting the consequences of Genocide denial, while urging the international community to join hands and fight Genocide deniers currently seeking asylum in many European countries, including France.Full text...

  • US issues travel warning to South Africa visitors
    14 september 2018 11:54:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The United States has issued a travel advisory to its citizens travelling to South Africa, following the release of the country’s annual crime statistics this week. Full text...

  • UN committee recommends 4 hazardous chemicals to be listed
    14 september 2018 11:51:33
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The UN Rotterdam Convention’s Chemicals Review Committee has recommended that four hazardous chemicals recommended should be listed for the general public. Full text...

  • Lightning kills 9 people since July in Rwanda
    14 september 2018 11:33:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Lightning has claimed at least 9 lives since July this year, a statement issued on Friday by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs in Kigali has said.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    14 september 2018 11:27:10
    Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    14 september 2018 09:48:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for Mauritanian ouguiya
    14 september 2018 09:43:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian ouguiya as announced by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • President Bashir reshuffles cabinet
    14 september 2018 09:35:38
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir has made a major cabinet reshuffle which observers believe is seeking to quell boiling public anger brought about by rising inflation and economic hardship and to prepare for the 2020 elections at which he is running for a new term. Full text...

  • Tourist arrivals up 7% in Morocco in seven months
    14 september 2018 06:53:53
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - A total of 7 million tourists visited Morocco in the first seven months of 2018, up 7%, according to the Moroccan Tourism Observatory.Full text...

  • Scourge of genocide remains a ‘threat and a reality’ today: UN human rights chief
    14 september 2018 06:46:06
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Genocide remains a “threat and a reality” in the 21st century, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday, in an appeal to States to do more to act on the “warning signs” that often precede grave violations of international law. Full text...


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