• Kenya Fencing Federation seeks full recognition
    11 january 2018 18:18:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Fencing Federation (KFF) on Thursday sought full recognition by the local Olympic body to enable it participate in international events.Full text...

  • Kenyan President in South Africa to enhance security cooperation
    11 january 2018 18:08:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has started a three-day official visit to South Africa to discuss security, trade cooperation and infrastructure development, the President's office said Thursday.Full text...

  • Somaliland’s politics still divided on clan lines, despite peaceful presidential poll
    11 january 2018 16:59:31
    Hargeisa. Somaliland (PANA) - Despite a peaceful and democratic presidential election, held in Somaliland on 13 November 2017, voting was largely along clan lines, the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said in its weekly online review on Thursday. Full text...

  • CAF takes over payment of referees to minimise corruption
    11 january 2018 16:49:57
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Africa's football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has decided that with effect from this year it will directly pay all referees designated for CAF matches. Full text...

  • Liberia to host first meeting of AU panel on migration
    11 january 2018 16:45:18
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Liberia will host the inaugural meeting of the African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Migration (HLPM) next week, it was officially announced here on Thursday. Full text...

  • African Union in fight against corruption for Africa's transformation
    11 january 2018 16:38:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa must get rid of the burden of corruption weighing on the lives of millions of its people -- women, men and the young, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has said. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    11 january 2018 11:53:04
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • ICRC to increase assistance in Darfur, southern Sudan
    11 january 2018 09:55:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it will increase its field assistance activities in Sudan's Darfur region in 2018, returning to an area where years of conflict have adversely affected the health and welfare of residents.Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    11 january 2018 09:46:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Ramaphosa to lead South African delegation to WEF in Switzerland
    11 january 2018 09:36:59
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Newly elected president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) and country Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting that will take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, later this month.Full text...

  • FAO says food prices down in December 2017 but up for the whole year
    11 january 2018 09:23:40
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Global food prices declined in December 2017, led by sharp decreases for vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index issued on Thursday. Full text...

  • Thursday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    11 january 2018 09:05:22
    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...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    11 january 2018 06:48:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announed by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Displacement slows in Darfur but returns remain difficult - Lacroix
    11 january 2018 06:40:41
    New York, US (PANA) – Despite some recent voluntary returns among those displaced in Sudan's Darfur region, lack of security, services and sustainable livelihoods in return areas have become major impediments to returns, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria in final African qualifiers
    11 january 2018 06:33:29
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The quartet of Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa will be involved this weekend in the final qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...

  • Universities spotlight hands-on approach to integrating refugees
    10 january 2018 22:44:06
    New York, US (PANA) – At a special summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, universities, led by De Montfort University (DMU), have spotlighted ideas for practical ways they can use the skills, experience and voluntary power on their campuses to support those in need in their local areas. Full text...

  • UN agencies aim to protect 'foundations for life' on Earth
    10 january 2018 22:36:32
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year. Full text...

  • Tragic start to New Year for migrants as hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean – UN
    10 january 2018 22:31:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A little more than a week into the New Year, reports reveal that close to 200 migrants or refugees have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea – with up to 100 unaccounted for since Saturday, the United Nations migration agency said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN urges comprehensive approach to sexuality education
    10 january 2018 19:08:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - Close to 10 years after its first edition, a fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published on Wednesday by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives. Full text...

  • 2018 CHAN: Naybet, Kidiaba, Chedli named ambassadors
    10 january 2018 16:31:22
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Three legends, Nourredine Naybet (Morocco), Robert Kidiaba (DR Congo) and Adel Chedli (Tunisia) have been appointed ambassadors for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Morocco 2018. Full text...

  • Nigeria spends 34.02% of revenues on debt servicing
    10 january 2018 15:56:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The growing Nigeria national debt was brought to focus as its Debt Management Office (DMO) on Wednesday said that the nation spends 34.02 per cent of its revenues on debt servicing. Full text...

  • WHO supports the immunization of 1 million people against cholera in Zambia
    10 january 2018 15:39:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Government of Zambia has launched a campaign to vaccinate residents of Lusaka against cholera with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, according to an official statement issued Wednesday by the UN agency.Full text...

  • Rwanda's volcanoes national park expanded to improve conservation programme
    10 january 2018 15:34:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - In a move to improve wildlife conservation programme while protecting the endangered mountain gorillas, Rwanda's volcanoes national park has been expanded to an additional 27.8 hectares, an official source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali.Full text...

  • Chinese FM to visit Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe
    10 january 2018 14:04:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Rwanda, Angola, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe from January 12 to 16 at the invitation of Foreign Ministers from the four African countries, a diplomatic source confirmed Wednesday to PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • Barrow reacts to attack on opposition supporters in hometown
    10 january 2018 13:57:07
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President, Adama Barrow, Tuesday sued for peace, as he reacted to an incident which left opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reconciliation and Construction (APRC) members seriously injured. Full text...

  • Amnesty screens activists’ role in toppling Jammeh
    10 january 2018 13:51:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Rights group, Amnesty International, has screened a documentary on the roles played by human rights groups in toppling of ex-president Yahya Jammeh, according to a media release, made available to PANA Tuesday.Full text...

  • Gambian President Barrow to meet top gov’t officials over reforms
    10 january 2018 13:43:42
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of Gambia is scheduled to meet over 144 civil servants on January 28 in his drive to reform the civil service sector, a statement from the presidency said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    10 january 2018 11:52:44
    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...

  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    10 january 2018 10:48:48
    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...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    10 january 2018 10:45:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    10 january 2018 09:57:53
    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...

  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    10 january 2018 07:20:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Nigerian soldiers kill two suicide bombers, arrest another in northeast Nigeria
    10 january 2018 07:13:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army says its troops killed two female suicide bombers and arrested the third on Tuesday as they tried to enter Gamboru town in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria to hold general elections on 16 February 2019
    10 january 2018 07:05:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday announced that presidential and national assembly elections will be held on 16 February, 2019.Full text...

  • Brinkmanship, lack of compromise will only deepen DR Congo political crisis - Lacroix
    10 january 2018 05:50:20
    New York, US (PANA) – Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyatta orders police to manage road transport after rise in traffic crashes
    09 january 2018 19:59:15
    Meru, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the Police on Tuesday to resume the management of traffic and transport operations which have been under the management of the National Transport and Safety Authority. Full text...

  • Gambia Football Federation rejects parliamentary investigation
    09 january 2018 19:48:51
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia Football Federation has rejected a communiqué from the National Assembly Sports Committee requesting the federation to comply “without conditions” with a team of the National Sports Council (NSC) in investigation of the federation's matters.Full text...

  • Road crashes hold back economic growth in developing countries - WB report
    09 january 2018 18:13:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Reducing road traffic deaths and injuries could result in substantial long-term income gains for low- and middle-income countries, according to a new World Bank study released on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Botswana death row inmate escapes hanging
    09 january 2018 17:49:32
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Court of Appeal on Tuesday set free a death row inmate, Tsholefelo Maselwa, who was arrested in April 2009 for murder in attempted robbery. Full text...

  • UNHCR appeals to Israel over forced relocation policy
    09 january 2018 17:31:22
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday again appealed to Israel to halt its policy of relocating Eritreans and Sudanese to sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Violent clashes in CAR displace thousands of people - MSF
    09 january 2018 16:25:10
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - About 30,000 people have fled violent clashes between two groups in the the Paoua region of Central African Republic (CAR), a medical charity said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • U.S. revises travel advisory issuance plan for American citizens
    09 january 2018 16:17:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The U.S. State Department has released a new system of assessing threat levels and issuing travel advisories, which would include a red-alert threat level, equivalent to a travel ban.Full text...

  • 1,030 stranded Nigerian migrants evacuated from Libya since Sunday
    09 january 2018 16:04:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government on Tuesday said it has evacuated 1,030 stranded Nigerian migrants from Libya between Sunday and Monday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Army kills 107 Boko Haram terrorists
    09 january 2018 15:21:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Tuesday announced that its troops, under Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the Northeast, has killed 107 Boko Haram terrorists. Full text...

  • Burundi arrests another Rwandan national over alleged spying
    09 january 2018 15:18:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan national, Goreth Kayiranga, who was employed by a private Bus Transport company, known as 'Volcano", has been detained at the Muyinga central prison in Burundi's Northeastern province since last Sunday for allegedly "spying", a senior manager of the transport company, confirmed Tuesday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Rwandan doctor found killed mysteriously in South Africa
    09 january 2018 14:41:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan medical practitioner, identified as Dr. Raymond Dusabe, was recently found stabbed several times in the back and was found lying face down on the dining table in his apartment in Cape Town, South Africa, where he was during last festive season, a diplomatic source confirmed Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    09 january 2018 14:35:55
    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...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    09 january 2018 12:43:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • South African billionaire launches new rocket
    09 january 2018 12:41:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African billionaire, Elon Musk, has launched his latest rocket into space under the code name, Zuma.Full text...

  • CPJ names global 'Press Oppressors'
    09 january 2018 12:33:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists has named its global Press Oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action and censorship to try to silence their critics. Full text...


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