• Kenya to host maiden Africa monitoring, evaluation conference
    12 july 2018 17:35:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya will host the first Africa Monitoring and Evaluation conference, which is geared towards facilitating dialogue among stakeholders on research and evaluation agenda. Full text...

  • Upgrade ICT skills or lose in global market, African firms told
    12 july 2018 16:58:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - In September, the world’s leading experts on online learning will be in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, for eLearning Africa, the continent’s largest conference on technology-assisted learning and training. Full text...

  • Kenya's Real Estate markets post improvement in 1st half of 2018 - Report
    12 july 2018 15:50:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Absorption of grades A and B office spaces in Nairobi rose by 12% in the first half of the year compared to the second half of the 2017, according to property consultancy firm, Knight Frank Kenya, in its Market Update report for the first half of 2018. Full text...

  • China, ‘key partner’ for Burkinabe development - Vice-PM
    12 july 2018 15:47:11
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - China wants to be ‘a key partner’ for the development of Burkina Faso, the Chinese Vice-Prime Minister, Hu Chunhua, said on Thursday at the opening of his country’s embassy in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Violence in Ethiopia fueling displacements - ICRC
    12 july 2018 15:36:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Inter-communal clashes in southern Ethiopia are fueling a rapidly swelling humanitarian crisis in which more than 800,000 people are forcibly displaced from their homes and do not have food, clean water, shelter or other basic necessities, a global humanitarian organization said Thursday. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    12 july 2018 15:13:07
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Sudan protests EU's query of Djibouti and Uganda for not arresting Bashir
    12 july 2018 12:33:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has protested to the European Union (EU) about its statement expressing regret that Djibouti and Uganda did not arrest President Omar Bashir when he visited those countries as stated by the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • Around 43 percent of South Sudan's population faces severe food insecure - Report
    12 july 2018 12:10:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Sudan is the newest recognised country in the world, but it is also one of the world’s poorest countries, with over 80 percent of the population living on less than $1 a day, international poll and research firm, GeoPoll, said in a report on Thursday.Full text...

  • Former South African President Zuma's son gets bail in culpable homicide case
    12 july 2018 10:43:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane appeared in a Randburg court for just five minutes on Thursday where his culpable homicide case was postponed to 23 August. Full text...

  • Thursday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    12 july 2018 09:08:12
    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...

  • IMF lauds Equatorial Guinea for implementation of reform programme
    12 july 2018 07:17:11
    Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lauded Equatorial Guinea's implementation of its reform programme saying despite substantial economic difficulties, the authorities have made progress and are contributing to the regional adjustment strategy. Full text...

  • IMF Executive Board approves US$44.25 million for Madagascar
    12 july 2018 07:02:58
    Washington, US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is to disburse SDR 31.43 million (about US$44.25 million) to Madagascar, following the completion of the third review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for the country. Full text...

  • AU report shows marginal cut on extreme poverty rates in East Africa
    12 july 2018 06:42:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Economic growth in East Africa managed to reduce extreme poverty rates by an average of 1 percentage point annually sustained over 23 years between 1990 and 2013, a maiden report by the African Union measuring economic trends in Africa shows. Full text...

  • Fragile countries risk being ‘stuck in a cycle of conflict, climate disaster,’ Security Council told
    12 july 2018 06:36:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Climate change ­– and the shortages of water and food that come from it – is becoming increasingly linked to conflict, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, warning that countries most vulnerable to drought and crop failure are also most vulnerable to conflict and fragility. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Fixtures for final and play-off for third place
    12 july 2018 06:26:51
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - The following are the fixtures for the final and play-off for third place for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Croatia stun England 2-1 after extra time to reach final
    11 july 2018 21:15:13
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - Croatia on Wednesday stunned England 2-1 after extra time in their semi-final match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia to reach the final where they will play France. Full text...

  • Cape Town to host Wikipedia conference
    11 july 2018 18:56:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – More than 700 Wikipedia volunteers, local academics, teachers and heritage specialists will gather in Cape Town, South Africa, on 18 July to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites. Full text...

  • EU mobilises €191.3 million in humanitarian aid for Sahel countries
    11 july 2018 18:42:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced a total of 191.3 million euros in humanitarian aid for Africa's Sahel countries. Full text...

  • Not educating girls costs countries trillions of dollars - World Bank Report
    11 july 2018 18:36:18
    Washington, US (PANA) – Limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between US$15 trillion and US$30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings, says a new World Bank report launched Wednesday ahead of the July 12 United Nations Malala Day. Full text...

  • Mauritius celebrates World Population Day 2018
    11 july 2018 18:18:48
    Bagatelle, Mauritius (PANA) – To improve the quality of life of its people, the Mauritian government plans to reposition its family planning strategy and promote increased contraceptive use. Full text...

  • ECOWAS deploys 171 Election Observation Mission to Mali's July 29 presidential vote
    11 july 2018 18:05:15
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso and ECOWAS Commission President, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, will lead the organisation’s 171-member Observation Mission to Mali’s July 29 crucial presidential vote. Full text...

  • AU launches inaugural report on economic growth prospects
    11 july 2018 12:36:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The potential for economic growth and development in Africa remains weak despite the entry of foreign partners investing in key sectors, including infrastructure development and low-cost technologies, according to a maiden report launched by the African Union. Full text...

  • USAID gives US$1.3 million for displaced people in Congo's Pool region
    11 july 2018 12:01:22
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a US$1.3 million project aimed at improving the living and hygienic conditions of displaced populations in Congo Brazzaville's Pool region. Full text...

  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    11 july 2018 11:23:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    11 july 2018 11:21:34
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    11 july 2018 10:36:40
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    11 july 2018 08:02:24
    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...

  • Family planning, 'a matter of human rights’ says UN
    11 july 2018 06:41:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The Executive Director of the UN population fund (UNFPA) Natalia Kanem has said family planning is not only a matter of human rights but also central to women’s empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development. Full text...

  • Rights group says Liberia takes 'small step' toward justice for war crimes
    11 july 2018 06:31:01
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Liberia's pledge for the first time to issue a public statement on accountability for grave crimes committed during the country’s two civil wars falls far short of what is needed, but it’s a move in the right direction, a human rights watchdog has said. Full text...

  • Security Council hails ‘historic and significant’ Ethiopia, Eritrea peace declaration
    11 july 2018 06:20:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday described the Joint Declaration, signed by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia, as “a historic and significant” move with “far-reaching consequences” for the whole Horn of Africa region and beyond. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Fixture for second semi-final match
    11 july 2018 05:51:46
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - The following is the fixture for the second semi-final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia to be played on Wednesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo’s President Kabila 'snubs' UN, AU chiefs, rights group says
    10 july 2018 20:30:46
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila has abruptly cancelled a meeting planned for this week with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the African Union Chair Moussa Faki, a human rights group said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Sahel region, Security Council hears
    10 july 2018 20:24:03
    New York, US (PANA) - Women across Africa’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday. Full text...

  • ‘Horrific acts’ by gov't of South Sudan may constitute ‘war crimes’ says UN
    10 july 2018 20:11:00
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Multiple killings and a campaign of sexual violence that may amount to war crimes have been documented by United Nations rights monitors in South Sudan’s Unity state, prompting a call for government and opposition forces to be held to account. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: France beat Belgium 1-0 to reach final
    10 july 2018 20:04:54
    Saint, Russia (PANA) - France reached the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in Russia when they beat Belgium 1-0 in their semi-final match played at Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Algerian soccer legend, Hacène Lalmas, dies
    10 july 2018 15:21:09
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Footballer Hacène Lalmas, considered a legend in Algeria, died on Saturday at his home in Algiers at the age of 75, CAF reported in its website. Full text...

  • Dedebit Ladies win 3rd straight Ethiopian 1st div. league
    10 july 2018 15:11:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The 2017/18 Ethiopian Women’s First Division football was concluded on at the weekend, with Dedebit crowned champions for the third time in a row. Full text...

  • Africa50 to unveil new shareholders, investment results in Nairobi 19 July
    10 july 2018 14:48:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, holds its third general shareholders' meeting on 19 July, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya Full text...

  • 16 independent candidates bid for seats in Rwandan parliamentary election
    10 july 2018 14:37:47
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least 16 independent candidates, including one woman, will contest the upcoming parliamentary polls, to be held 2-3 September, 2018, the chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Kalisa Mbanda, confirmed Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • African Union Development Agency to be established in 2019
    10 july 2018 12:37:14
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The African Union Development Agency (AUDA), which is to take over all responsibilities assigned to the current New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), will be established in January 2019, according to an official statement made available to PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    10 july 2018 11:37:53
    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...

  • Poorest countries face growing burden from cost of importing food - FAO
    10 july 2018 09:50:25
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Food imports are placing an increasing burden on the world's poorest countries, a new FAO report has said. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    10 july 2018 08:28:58
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    10 july 2018 07:22:38
    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...

  • 7 years after South Sudan's independence, humanitarian needs are unprecedented - NRC
    10 july 2018 07:04:57
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - Humanitarian charity, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has called for the recent peace deal in South Sudan to deliver real change. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's elections offer chance to break with gross human rights violations - Rights group
    10 july 2018 06:55:35
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's election at the end of this month will take place in the context of decades of politically motivated gross human rights violations, including mass killings, the forced disappearance of critics and suppression of peaceful protesters, human rights group, Amnesty International, said in a new briefing published on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Niger’s girls find sanctuary in fistula treatment centres (A UN feature)
    10 july 2018 06:39:58
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Twenty-three-year-old Kodi Moumdau laughs with a group of young women in brightly coloured shawls in her ward at the National Fistula Centre [Centre National de Référence de Fistule Obstétricale] in the outskirts of Niamey, the capital of Niger. They can consider themselves among the lucky women who have been treated for and survived an obstetric fistula condition. Full text...

  • Security Council urges countries to factor child protection into conflict prevention efforts
    10 july 2018 06:05:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Countries have been urged to mainstream child protection into the policies they introduce aimed at preventing conflict, in line with a Security Council resolution adopted on Monday. Full text...

  • ‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa - Guterres
    10 july 2018 05:58:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Fixture for first semi-final match
    10 july 2018 05:52:34
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - The following is the fixture for the first semi-final match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia to be played on Tuesday. Full text...


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