• 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...

  • 'Food security represents basic requirement for peaceful societies' - IFAD
    09 november 2018 14:42:35
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - At this week's Paris Peace Forum, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says it will ask global leaders to consider the crucial role that increased investment in rural areas of developing countries can play in addressing the root causes of conflicts. Full text...

  • Azuri Technologies, APA Insurance introduce funeral cover for off-grid Kenyans
    09 november 2018 14:32:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Azuri Technologies, a leading provider of pay-as-you-go solar power, in conjunction with APA Insurance, on Friday launched the HospiCash, a low-cost micro-insurance product for Azuri solar power customers across Kenya. Full text...

  • Burkinabe Civil society protests hike in fuel price
    09 november 2018 14:23:01
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkinabe National Coalition Against High Cost of Living, Corruption, Fraud, Impunity and Freedoms (CCVC), says it is "stunned and outraged by the 75 CFA franc increase announced on Thursday by the government on the liter of diesel and super gasoline. Full text...

  • 'Libyans express hope Palermo Conference will resolve their crisis'
    09 november 2018 14:08:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's political stakeholders, scheduled to meet in Palermo, Italy, on 12 and 13 November, have expressed the hope that the conference on Libya will represent an ultimate opportunity to find a way out of the numerous political and security crisis which have rocked the north African country for more than 7 years. Full text...

  • Hosts Algeria win African military boxing championships with 10 gold medals
    09 november 2018 12:56:47
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algerian have won the African military boxing championships, taking 10 gold medals at the end of the finals of the 5th edition that ended on Thursday in Algiers. Full text...

  • Togo to hold parliamentary elections on 20 December
    09 november 2018 12:26:40
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The West African state of Togo will hold parliamentary elections on 20 December, according to a decree issued on Thursday evening following the meeting of the Council of ministers. It said campaign for the election will begin on 4 December and end on 18 December. Full text...

  • IMF mission arrives in Gabon
    09 november 2018 12:14:27
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has arrived in Gabon for a 10-day visit during which it will review Gabon's Economic Recovery Programme with the Minister of Economy, Jean-Marie Ogandaga.Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    09 november 2018 12:09:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    09 november 2018 12:07:06
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for CFAF in Central Africa
    09 november 2018 11:32:31
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Friday's exchange rates for the CFAF, as issued by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC)Full text...

  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    09 november 2018 09:31:53
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • International neglect of CAR will lead to new catastrophe, warns NRC
    09 november 2018 05:08:50
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - A humanitarian charity is warning that an international neglect of Central African Republic (CAR) will lead to new catastrophe in country where internal displacement, war and conflict have made life bearable for the citizens. Full text...

  • Ebola outbreak in DRC conflict zone ‘remains dangerous and unpredictable’ – UN chiefs
    09 november 2018 04:58:54
    Beni, DRC (PANA) - While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Every bite of burger boosts harmful greenhouse gases: UNEP
    09 november 2018 04:50:00
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Even though meat production is known to be a major contributor to climate change and environmental destruction, worldwide demand for meat continues to rise, said UN environment agency, UNEP, in a statement released on Thursday. Full text...

  • Ceasefire holds in Tripoli, but core problems remain, says UN Libya mission chief
    09 november 2018 04:40:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The recent ceasefire in Libya’s capital Tripoli, brokered by the United Nations mission in the country, is holding, its head told the Security Council on Thursday, highlighting efforts to sustain the calm and help secure lasting peace. Full text...

  • Cameroonian journalist detained on charge of spreading false news
    08 november 2018 19:52:09
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The editor-in-chief of Equinoxe Television's English-language channel, Mimi Mefo Takambou, has been detained since Wednesday at the New Bell prison in Douala, Cameroon's economic capital, for spreading false news and cyber crime, PANA learnt Thursday from the National Union of Journalists of Cameroon (NUJC). Full text...

  • Gendarme wounded in terror attack in northern Burkina Faso
    08 november 2018 19:24:46
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A Burkinabè policeman was wounded early Thursday in a terror attack on Namsiguian gendarmerie station, located 65 km from Kongoussi in the north-central region of Burkina Faso, a police source said.Full text...

  • Egypt creates investment company to promote African cooperation
    08 november 2018 18:45:49
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Seeking to promote cooperation with other African countries through technology transfer and experience sharing, Egypt is creating its National Company for African Investment, according to an announcement made Wednesday after the weekly ministerial council meeting.Full text...

  • IREX honours teacher for championing girl child education in Kenya
    08 november 2018 18:25:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Global development and education organization, IREX, on Thursday honoured Kenyan teacher Alice Sayo for starting a girls school with a view to up-scaling education among the pastoralist Maasai community.Full text...

  • CAN 2019: Coach names names 23 Ivorian players to take on Guinea
    08 november 2018 18:16:36
    Abidjan, Cote d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire national football coach Ibrahim Kamara on Thursday released a list of 23 players selected to play Guinea for the fifth-leg qualifier of the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) scheduled for June 15 to July 13, 2019 in Cameroon. Full text...

  • Over a million Nigerians receiving anti-retroviral drugs
    08 november 2018 17:30:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) on Thursday said that about 1,090,233 people were receiving anti-retroviral drugs in the country during the first half of this year. Full text...

  • AfDB presidents sees Africa as future global renewable-energy leader
    08 november 2018 17:19:22
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina has said Africa is poised to become the leading region for renewable-energy globally and has reaffirmed the bank’s support for the ambitious ‘Desert to Power’ programme in the Sahel region. Full text...

  • Nigerian Army “successfully foils” Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria
    08 november 2018 16:43:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Thursday said its troops “successfully foiled” Boko Haram terrorist attacks at its base in Katarko town, located 20 km to Yobe state capital, Damaturu in northeastern Nigeria. Full text...

  • Conference of Speakers of African parliaments opens in Abuja
    08 november 2018 16:36:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The 73rd Session of the Executive Committee and the 41st Conference of Speakers of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) opened Thursday in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • US school reading project targets 15 million school children in Ethiopia
    08 november 2018 16:27:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ethiopia's Ministry of Education have launched a project to improve reading and writing skills of 15 million children in primary school, officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal opens cyber security training centre
    08 november 2018 16:17:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A National Cyber security School will open in January next year in Dakar, according to a statement issued here Wednesday following a session of the Council of Ministers that was chaired by President Macky Sall. Full text...

  • AFCON 2019: Mauritania coach lines up 24 players for Botswana match
    08 november 2018 15:28:46
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritania's national football team coach, Corentin Martins, on Thursday released a list of 24 players selected for the match against Botswana on 18 November in Nouakchott, as part of the qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon. Full text...

  • FAO encourages agriculture careers for students in central African schools
    08 november 2018 15:18:39
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)'s representative in Co9ngo, Suze Percy Filippini, on Thursday said in Brazzaville that educational institutions could contribute to support the national efforts to raise interest in agricultural careers by introducing farming skills to young people.Full text...

  • Buhari declares state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector
    08 november 2018 14:46:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Abuja declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. Full text...

  • Kipchoge, Cherono win 2018 AIMS Awards
    08 november 2018 14:23:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - World record holder, Eliud Kipchoge, and three-time Berlin Marathon champion, Gladys Cherono, have been named the 2018 Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) best Marathoners, the IAAF said Thursday. Full text...

  • NRC calls for bolstered global response to CAR crisis
    08 november 2018 14:15:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Humanitarian organization, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on Thursday warned that the slow international response to the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is a recipe for failure. Full text...

  • 2018 AWCON: CAF reinstates Equatorial Guinea, kicks out Kenya
    08 november 2018 14:07:39
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Football Confederation (CAF) Appeal Board has reversed an earlier decision to lock Equatorial Guinea out of the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) for allegedly fielding an ineligible players during their qualifier against Kenya. Full text...

  • Landlocked Ethiopia to build inland naval base off Red Sea
    08 november 2018 13:58:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia is moving to modernise its military with immediate plans to create a naval force, a cyber security and space technology forces within its established military structures, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    08 november 2018 11:39:01
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON qualifier: Ghana name squad for Ethiopia clash
    08 november 2018 11:18:27
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The head coach of Ghana's senor national football team, Kwasi Appiah, has named his 20-man team for this month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa that includes the Ayew brothers - Andre and Jordan - who have been absent for some time. Full text...

  • Sudan declares military cooperation with neighbours
    08 november 2018 11:00:48
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Defence Minister, Lt. Gen. Awad Ibn Oaf, has revealed the existence of military coordination between Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt and Libya to maintain security on their common borders. Full text...

  • 'US willing remove Sudan from list of sponsors of terrorism'
    08 november 2018 10:52:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The US Department of State says it is willing and ready to remove the name of Sudan from the list of states Washington considers as sponsors of international terrorism if Khartoum carries out further reforms.Full text...

  • Gambia’s constitution review body takes consultation to schools
    08 november 2018 10:39:51
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's Constitution Review Commission (CRC), as part of its inclusive drive of involving all citizens in the conversation on what should be or should not be included in the new constitution that is being drafted, on Thursday visited some schools in Banjul to sample students' views.Full text...

  • AU calls for arrest, prosecution of school children abductors in Cameroon
    08 november 2018 10:15:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union has condemned the abduction of children in Cameroon, saying it constituted a major violation of human rights, the right to safety and education. Full text...

  • Gambia finance minister says economic outlook promising
    08 november 2018 10:08:38
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian Minister of Finance and Economy Affairs Mambury Njie, has indicated that the country's economic recovery is well underway and described the outlook as promising. Full text...


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