• Gendarmerie repels armed attack in eastern Burkina Faso
    12 november 2018 13:45:43
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – A contingent of Burkinabe gendarmerie on Sunday night repelled an armed attack against its position, in the village of Partiaga, eastern Burkina Faso, where terrorists are attempting to establish a base in a forest, security sources told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Rwandan teenagers missing out on proper family planning, says official
    12 november 2018 13:19:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan Minister of Health, Diane Gashumba, has stressed the pressing need for the country to implement modern family planning programs to help curb the high rate of teenage pregnancies. Full text...

  • The Netherlands initiate project to mitigate climate change in Mali
    12 november 2018 13:11:52
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Netherlands, through the Dutch development organization (SNW), has established a project to help farmers and pastoralists in Mali face climate change and insecurity, reliable sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Humanitarian charity calls for improved hygiene facilities to combat cholera outbreaks
    12 november 2018 11:41:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000, a humanitarian charity warned on Monday. Full text...

  • Sara Sports take lead in Togo football league
    12 november 2018 11:31:28
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Sara sports have taken the lead in the Togo football league at the end of the Day 7 matches played the weekend, despite its 0-0 draw against ASCK. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    12 november 2018 11:25:51
    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...

  • Villagers want new commission for Gambian health workers
    12 november 2018 11:24:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The people of Jokadou District in Gambia have called for a constitutional provision on the establishment of a Health Service Commission to tackle the country’s health problems. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the CFAF in Central Africa
    12 november 2018 11:20:10
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Monday’s exchange rates for the CFAF, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...

  • CRC holds consultations in Gambia’s North Bank Region
    12 november 2018 11:17:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Continuing its country-wide consultation process, Gambia’s Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) on Monday held meetings in towns within the North Bank Region (NBR) of the tiny West African nation.Full text...

  • Monday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    12 november 2018 10:34:43
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Following are Monday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    12 november 2018 09:21:00
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    12 november 2018 08:35:51
    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...

  • 2018 AWCON: Ghana names final squad
    12 november 2018 00:37:02
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana coach Bashir Hayford has announced his final 21-man squad for the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations being hosted by Ghana from 17 November to 1 December. Full text...

  • UN chief appoints Luis Alfonso de Alba as Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit
    12 november 2018 00:32:58
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed of Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico as his Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit. Full text...

  • UN Security Council condemns Somalia terrorist attack in which dozens were killed or injured
    12 november 2018 00:28:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The members of the United Nations Security Council have condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Friday’s car bomb attack in Somalia, in which dozens of innocent women, children and men were killed or injured, and reiterated that any acts of terrorism are "criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed". Full text...

  • UN Chief urges nations to work together
    12 november 2018 00:23:38
    Paris France (PANA) - From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. Full text...

  • Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes dominate Athens Marathon
    11 november 2018 20:01:03
    Athens, Greece (PANA) - Kenyan athlete Brimin Kipkorir Misoi finished first in the 36th Authentic Athens Marathon on Sunday, clocking 2:10:57 followed by four other African athletes. Full text...

  • South Sudanese marriage after auction sparks row over traditional practice
    11 november 2018 13:23:58
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan's gender activists have gone up in arms over the marriage of 17-year old Nyalong Ngong Deng to a man who offered the highest price for her hand in marriage in what appeared to have been a marriage-by-auction competition.Full text...

  • Cameroonian refugee arrivals in Nigeria reach 30,000 - UNHCR
    10 november 2018 19:42:18
    Ogoja, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in neighbouring Nigeria has crossed the 30,000 mark, the United Nations refugee agency has said, highlighting that the needs on the ground are outpacing assistance efforts. Full text...

  • Somalis will not be deterred by Friday’s terror attacks – UN chief
    10 november 2018 19:31:35
    Mogadishu, Somali (PANA) - Following Friday’s bomb attacks and gunfire in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, UN Chief António Guterres has expressed his faith that Somalis “will not be deterred” in their pursuit of lasting peace and political stability. Full text...

  • Burundi minister slams Kenya airways for suspending flights to Bujumbura
    10 november 2018 19:00:25
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundian Minister of Transport, Public Works and Infrastructure, Jean Bosco Ntunzwenimana, on Saturday expressed sadness following the announcement by Kenyan civil aviation company, "Kenya Airways", that it is suspending flights to Bujumbura, the Burundian capital, as from 11 November, 2018, "for administrative reasons". Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Esperance win 3rd title, Al-Ahly fall to 3rd silver
    10 november 2018 16:04:19
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Hosts Esperance FC of Tunisia on Friday defeated Al Ahly of Egypt 3-0 in Rades to win their third CAF Champions League title. Full text...

  • WHO launches competition for innovative solutions to improve health in Africa
    10 november 2018 15:33:14
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The African Regional Office for the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a competition, called ‘’Challenge for innovation’’, which seeks innovations in the health sector likely to have important social impact and meets the health needs on the continent. Full text...

  • 'Africa Investment Forum exceeds expectations as the curtain falls'
    10 november 2018 13:13:49
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The curtain fell on a three-day marathon investment marketplace on Friday, with transactions worth billions of dollars sealed. Full text...

  • Saturday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    10 november 2018 13:03:42
    Nouakchott, Mauritanie (PANA) - Following are Saturday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania Full text...

  • At AIF, CwA assesses role in facilitating private sector investments
    10 november 2018 13:00:05
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - As part of the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), ministers from the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) have assessed the impact and role of driving private sector investment into Africa. Full text...

  • African Parliamentary Union gets new Speaker
    10 november 2018 12:49:54
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's parliament speaker, Alassane Bala Sankandé, was on Friday elected to lead the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union (UPA), PANA learnt on Saturday from parliamentary sources in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Development Financial Institutions pledge joint effort to ramp up investment into Africa
    10 november 2018 12:42:13
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Major Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) have agreed to join forces to help boost private investments in developing economies, particularly those in Africa. Full text...

  • Libya, Turkey sign health sector agreement
    10 november 2018 12:28:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Health Cooperation and a debt repayment mechanism. Full text...

  • Egypt wants to strengthen cooperation with African countries during AU 2019 presidency
    10 november 2018 12:18:31
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Egyptian Prime Minister, Mustapha Madbouli, on Friday said Egypt will seek to strengthen cooperation with African countries when it assumes the AU presidency in 2019. Full text...

  • Gabon unveils new oil licences
    10 november 2018 11:58:45
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The Gabonese government on Friday launched its new round of oil licensing, covering 34 blocks of oil and gas, PANA learnt from the Gabonese Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons. Full text...

  • Burkinabè President to participate in Armistice centenary celebration
    10 november 2018 11:52:06
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, will participate, along with the French President Emmanuel Macron, in the commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice on Sunday, according to an official statement in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • 12 Congolese seek political asylum in Mauritius
    10 november 2018 11:45:34
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Twelve Congolese, six men and six women, who fled their country between October 2016 and March 2018, are seeking political asylum in Mauritius following their appearance in a court in Port Louis, PANA learned Saturday from a judicial source.Full text...

  • Investment interest secured for 45 deals, worth US$32bn, at AIF
    10 november 2018 11:39:18
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The first of its kind transaction-based Investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the heart of the Forum, which brought together over 1,000 participants from governments, the private sector, development finance institutions, commercial banks, and institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds. Full text...

  • Saturday's exchange rates for the CFAF in Central Africa
    10 november 2018 11:14:26
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Saturday's exchange rates for the CFAF, as issued by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC). Full text...

  • High-tech player, Mara, unveils first African-made smartphone
    10 november 2018 11:12:55
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - African high-tech player, Mara, on Friday announced the production of their newest product, the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be manufactured in plants across Africa. Full text...

  • Sudanese humanitarian aid delivered to CAR
    10 november 2018 11:04:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A Sudanese convoy of humanitarian aid has been delivered in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), ahead of peace negotiations between the feuding CAR parties. Full text...

  • Africa agribusiness projected to reach US$1 trillion business by 2030
    10 november 2018 10:58:40
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - As project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors gathered at the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Johannesburg, South Africa, to make deals on investment opportunities, leaders of the continent’s top agribusiness companies shared their thoughts on the future of the industry. Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    10 november 2018 10:47:49
    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...

  • South Africa’s IDC, AfDB sign loan agreement to ramp up Africa's industrial, infrastructure development
    10 november 2018 10:46:25
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa, have signed a US$100 million and ZAR 1.3 billion loan agreement to finance industrial and infrastructure projects in South Africa and other African countries. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force jets destroy Boko Haram locations in Northeast Nigeria
    10 november 2018 10:26:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday said that its fighter jets “neutralized" several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in Talala, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Mauritius temperature to reach above normal in 2018/2019 - Report
    10 november 2018 10:22:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), in its annual summer outlook report, has predicted that temperatures in the Island will be slightly above normal during the summer of 2018-2019. Full text...

  • IMF staff anticipate Namibia’s growth to recover gradually after recession
    09 november 2018 20:01:10
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) – It is important for Namibia to remove obstacles to exports, reduce market barriers, and streamline business regulations that contribute to high business costs, while addressing the shortage of skilled workers, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team observed Friday as it concluded a weeklong working visit to the southwestern African nation. Full text...

  • Nigerian President Buhari leaves for Paris Peace Forum
    09 november 2018 18:52:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the three-day Paris Peace Forum which kicks off on Sunday. Full text...

  • Reviving Lake Chad vital to basin countries' environment, conservation
    09 november 2018 18:20:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his administration will continue to keep the issue of reviving the Lake Chad on the front burner and exert more commitment from the developed countries to do the needful. Full text...

  • 121 stranded Nigerians return from Libya
    09 november 2018 18:13:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said it has received another batch of 121 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Full text...

  • Senegal and Congo sign eight cooperation agreements in Dakar
    09 november 2018 17:00:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal and Congo on Thursday signed in Dakar, eight agreements and conventions to strengthen their cooperation in Full text...

  • Inheritance feud clouds anniversary of legend's death
    09 november 2018 15:09:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Miriam Makeba, the first African music star to become a global celebrity, but a dispute over her estate has clouded the occasion. Full text...

  • Mauritanian president to attend the centenary of the 1918 armistice in Paris
    09 november 2018 15:00:12
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed ould Abdel Aziz, is expected in Paris, France, on Friday to take part in both the celebration of the centenary of the 1918 armistice and a peace forum, PANA learned from official sources. Full text...

  • UN Secretary-General's Special Representative announces general elections in Libya in 2019
    09 november 2018 14:56:48
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, on Thursday announced that Libya should begin the process of organizing national elections in spring 2019, following an inclusive national conference at the beginning of the year, devoted to the conflict in the country. Full text...


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