• Wednesday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    11 april 2018 15:02:26
    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...

  • Mayor of Rwanda's Kigali city, Pascal Nyamulinda resigns
    11 april 2018 13:54:32
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Capital city, Kigali's Mayor, Pascal Nyamulinda, announced his resignation for personal reasons, an official source confirmed Wednesday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF AWCON qualifiers: All second-round qualifiers emerge
    11 april 2018 13:50:44
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are all the qualifiers for the second round of the 2018 CAF African Women's Nations Cup (AWCON) following the second-leg, first-round matches concluded at the weekend. Full text...

  • ECONEC presents findings of study on cost of elections
    11 april 2018 13:48:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Three consultants commissioned by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) to conduct a study on the Cost of Elections in West Africa, presented their findings to the on-going Abuja International Conference on Wednesday, with the Lead Consultant, Prof. Adele Jinadu, advocating that elections should be considered as an investment with social benefits that will engender democracy and economic development. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    11 april 2018 12:00:21
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • South Africa's struggle hero Zola Skweyiya dead at 75
    11 april 2018 11:13:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Liberation hero Zola Skweyiya died in Pretoria in the early hours of Wednesday following a long illness. He was 75. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    11 april 2018 11:10:10
    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...

  • Algerian military plane with more than 200 people on board crashes
    11 april 2018 10:53:10
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - An Algerian military plane with more than 200 people on board crashed on Wednesday morning near Boufarik airport in the west of the country, local media reports said. Full text...

  • Trump lifts Chad travel ban
    11 april 2018 10:01:16
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - President Donald J. Trump announced on Tuesday the lifting of travel restrictions for Chadian nationals following a period of review in which the Government of Chad improved their identity-management and information sharing practices, the UN Department of State announced. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    11 april 2018 08:15:55
    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...

  • Kenya electoral body defends CEO's suspension
    11 april 2018 08:14:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has defended its decision to send Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezra Chiloba on compulsory leave.Full text...

  • Rights body asks Swazi authorities to stop forced evictions
    11 april 2018 06:59:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Rights group, Amnesty International, on Tuesday called on the Swazi authorities to halt forced evictions which have rendered 61 people homeless. Full text...

  • Southern Africa finance chiefs hail AfDB
    11 april 2018 06:53:20
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Southern African Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have described the Bank as the future of Africa’s development and called on it to lead the way to faster-paced development of the continent. Full text...

  • UNESCO condemns killing of guards in Virunga National Park
    11 april 2018 06:45:24
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on Tuesday condemned the deadly attack perpetrated on 9 April against staff of the Virunga National Park in which six guards and their driver died.Full text...

  • Armed groups torturing thousands of people in Libya - UN
    11 april 2018 06:39:18
    New York, US (PANA) - Armed groups in Libya are holding thousands of people in detention where they are being submitted to torture and other human rights violations, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Security Council urges end to recurring cycles of instability in Great Lakes region
    10 april 2018 22:32:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called for an end to the recurring cycles of violence and instability in Africa’s Great Lakes region, as a senior UN official reported that some armed groups are continuing attacks on civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Full text...

  • UN-backed campaign to protect nearly a billion people in Africa from yellow fever by 2026
    10 april 2018 22:27:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Amid a resurgence of yellow fever outbreaks, the United Nations together with partners, has begun an ambitious campaign to vaccinate close to one billion people against the deadly disease across 27 high-risk African countries. Full text...

  • Gambia Minister says April 2000 massacre of students darkest chapter in Jammeh's rule
    10 april 2018 22:19:41
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubacarr M. Tambadou has described the killing of demonstrating students on 10 and 11 April 2000, as the darkest chapter of the 22-year rule of former President Yahya JammehFull text...

  • Kenyan woman scales new height in motorsport
    10 april 2018 21:30:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -The WRC Safari Rally Project Event Secretary Helen Shiri will be the Clerk-of-Course for the Rallye Sports Club round of the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC4) in June 2018. Full text...

  • Gambian students demand justice for victims of April 2000 massacre
    10 april 2018 17:30:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Survivors of bloody student demonstrations in Gambia on 10 and 11 April 2000 in which 16 of them were shot dead are calling on the government to ensure justice for the deceased and those that are struggling with their physical conditions. Full text...

  • Rwanda bans imports of Burundian small ruminants' meat after detection of viral infection
    10 april 2018 17:26:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Authorities in the Rwandan ministry of Agriculture and Animal resources, on Tuesday instructed all the Customs and Border services to intensify control against viral infections of small ruminants which was detected in neighboring Burundi and threatening to spread across the border. Full text...

  • Political detainees released in Sudan
    10 april 2018 17:20:52
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An unspecified number of political detainees have been set free in various locations in the Sudan, following a decree by President Omar Bashir which stipulates all political detainees be release with immediate effect. Full text...

  • Fifteen dead in Kenya bus river plunge
    10 april 2018 17:16:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Fifteen people died on Tuesday afternoon after the bus they were travelling in plunged into a river in Narok, central Kenya.Full text...

  • Gambia political scientist says ‘Women, Youth should be empowered politically’
    10 april 2018 16:45:21
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Political Scientist Ismaila Ceesay has said women and young people of the country should be empowered in the political arena to ensure national development. Full text...

  • Senegal Solar power deal produces lowest power cost in Africa - WB
    10 april 2018 16:37:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar programme has set a new benchmark in Senegal resulting in two bids that will produce electricity for under 4 Euro cents (roughly 5 US cents) per kilowatt hour, the bank said in a press statement Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan rally driver out of hospital after breaking back in freak crash
    10 april 2018 16:33:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Gareth Dawe, the navigator of Onka Rai who survived a near fatal accident in their Skoda Fabia during the last day of the 2018 ARC Safari Rally in Kenya is back at home walking on his own after spending three weeks in hospital with a broken back.Full text...

  • ECOWAS election assistance improving polls with integrity in West Africa
    10 april 2018 16:28:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A book on "A Decade of ECOWAS Electoral Assistance in West Africa" has been unveiled in Abuja with an official of the German Development Agency, GIZ, which provided funding for the publication commending ECOWAS’ electoral assistance for adding value to elections in the region.Full text...

  • South Africa marks 25th anniversary of Hani's assassination
    10 april 2018 13:38:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa on Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of liberation hero, Chris Hani, an event that nearly plunged the country into a full-blown race war. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    10 april 2018 13:34:22
    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...

  • Medical charity moves to vaccinate some 10,000 children in Mali
    10 april 2018 09:46:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. Full text...

  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    10 april 2018 09:32:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    10 april 2018 09:13:21
    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...

  • UN population forum urged to examine ways to protect people on the move
    10 april 2018 07:51:19
    New York, US (PANA) - A great migration of humanity into cities is under way, and with millions drawn to urban areas for the promise of a better life, the main United Nations forum on population opened its annual session on Monday examining ways to protect people on the move and help create cities that can embrace the massive number of new arrivals. Full text...

  • UN launches global network of judges to strengthen integrity in courts
    09 april 2018 20:40:29
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - The United Nations on Monday launched an initiative to connect judges around the world so that they can learn from each other about ways to strengthen integrity in courts, such as by preventing corruption and undue political interference into judicial appointments and decisions. Full text...

  • Gomido maintain lead in Togolese football league
    09 april 2018 20:34:13
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Gomido, who last week dethroned Koroki at the top of Togo's football league, have maintained their lead despite a 0-0 draw against Maranatha in their day 23 match played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Chadian refugee camp in Sudan closed down
    09 april 2018 20:20:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Monday said a major refugee camp on the border between the Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), has been close down, after all refugees voluntarily returned to their home areas in neighbouring Chad. Full text...

  • Nigeria's foreign reserves rise to $47.37 bn
    09 april 2018 20:10:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday said that the country's foreign reserves hit $47.37 billion as at last Thursday, up about $8.83 million from about $46.2 billion at the end of March. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone EC thanks voters, international institutions for peaceful vote
    09 april 2018 20:02:50
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sierra Leone says over 80 per cent of registered voters participated in the general elections elections held on 7 March as well as the presidential run-off on 31 March. Full text...

  • UK reaffirms support for Libyan national unity govt
    09 april 2018 19:30:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The British minister for Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, on Monday reaffirmed his country’s support to the government of national accord and its efforts to reach global national reconciliation. Full text...

  • Kenya's deputy president visits Sudan
    09 april 2018 19:20:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Deputy President of Kenya William Arap Ruto on Monday afternoon arrived in Khartoum for a three-day visit to the Sudan during which he will call on President Omar Bashir and senior government officials. Full text...

  • ECONEC President urges appropriate, cost effective use of technology in elections
    09 april 2018 19:07:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The President of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) governing board, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has called for “appropriate and cost-effective” use of technology to boost public confidence in the electoral process and for the protection of the sanctity and integrity of the ballot. Full text...

  • South Africa's Constitutional Court dismisses application by Pistorius
    09 april 2018 18:44:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to appeal his 13-year jail sentence. Full text...

  • Nigerian military kills one suicide bomber in Northeast Nigeria
    09 april 2018 14:19:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Special Forces of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), in conjunction with some Nigerian Army (NA) troops, successfully foiled a suicide bombing attack by Boko Haram terrorists (BHTs) at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Esperance Sportive wins Tunisian football league championship
    09 april 2018 14:18:42
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Esperance Sportive de Tunis (EST) was on Sunday crowned champions of Tunisian football league 2017/2018, thanks to a 1-0 win against ES Metlaoui. Full text...

  • Nigerian president Buhari to contest for second term
    09 april 2018 14:12:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday made the long-expected announcement that he will seek a second term next year.Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    09 april 2018 14:01:06
    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...

  • Homicide cases up in Gambia - Interior Minister
    09 april 2018 11:50:47
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Interior Minister Ebrima Mballow has said police data have shown a jump in homicides across the country in recent times. Full text...

  • FAO promotes aquaponics (A feature by FAO)
    09 april 2018 11:30:44
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Aquaponics has become all the trend. The combination of aquaculture, the practice of fish farming, and hydroponics, the cultivation of plants in water without soil, aquaponics is one example of recirculating systems generally called Integrated Aquaculture Agriculture (IAA). Full text...

  • Nigerian President Buhari begins official visit to Britain Monday
    09 april 2018 11:06:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari leaves Abuja on Monday for an official visit to Britain during which he would hold discussions on Nigeria–British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May, presidential spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, has said. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    09 april 2018 10:43:20
    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...


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