• UN envoy visits southern Libya ahead of National Conference
    13 january 2019 16:19:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, on Sunday began a visit to the city of Sebha, 800 km south of Tripoli, where he will meet local dignitaries, sheikhs, academics and activists from the south of the country as a prelude to the inclusive national conference on the future of Libya.Full text...

  • Benin and Togo want to expand their continental shelf
    13 january 2019 15:24:20
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin and Togo are pledging to formalize their joint submission to extend their continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles, according to official sources on Sunday in Cotonou.Full text...

  • Zambian President calls for Government of National Unity in DRC
    13 january 2019 14:04:24
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has urged political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to consider forming a Government of National Unity in light of disputed election results.Full text...

  • Results of weekend matches in group phase of CAF champions league
    13 january 2019 13:13:29
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Following are the results of matches in the group phase of the CAF champions league played Friday and Saturday:Full text...

  • Benin's government to rehabilitate 'Akana Idena of Ketou' cultural museum
    13 january 2019 13:08:35
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The government of Benin plans to rehabilitate the 'Akaba Idena of Kétou' museum, a symbol of Yoruba culture and historical wars involving the ancient kingdoms of Danxome (Benin) and Oyo (Nigeria), according to a decision taken at the last weekly session of the council of ministers.Full text...

  • South African football legend Phil Masinga dead at 49
    13 january 2019 12:49:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa is mourning the death of local football legend Phil "Chippa" Masinga who died from a cancer-related illness at a Johannesburg hospital in the on Sunday morning. He was 49.Full text...

  • Ethiopian military to probe civilian killings near border with Sudan
    12 january 2019 19:52:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Ethiopian Defence Forces have pledged a probe the killing of at least seven people and the wounding of 15 others in the West Gondar region, near the Ethiopian border with Sudan, after an outcry by party officials in the region, a top military commander said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Kenyan Catholic Bishops' Conference Chairman installed Archbishop
    12 january 2019 18:41:53
    Kisumu, Kenya (PANA) – The Chairperson of the Catholic Bishops' Conference in Kenya, Bishop Philip Anyolo, has been installed the Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese in Western Kenya, replacing Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth, who retired after serving the church since his priestly ordination in 1978.Full text...

  • Fuel prices go down by about 5% in Mauritius
    12 january 2019 18:32:31
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Fuel prices have gone down by about 5% in Mauritius following the decrease in world market price of crude oil.Full text...

  • Benin adopts master plan to develop tourist sites
    12 january 2019 18:07:46
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin is to implement a master plan to development its tourist sites to tap the potential of these areas to generate jobs and economic activity, sources close to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports said on Saturday.Full text...

  • DRC opposition leader Fayulu challenges election result
    12 january 2019 17:55:46
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – DR Congo opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has moved to the Constitutional Court to file a complaint about the result of the 30 December election, which showed him losing to Felix Tshisekedi, who was presumed the winner.Full text...

  • Niger adopts national oil policy
    12 january 2019 17:36:48
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Eight years after Niger began producing oil, the government on Friday adopted a National Oil Policy highlighting the strategic nature of the commodity, an official statement said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Niger gets national investment action plan for jobs
    12 january 2019 16:57:34
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Nigerien government has adopted, at its weekly Council of Ministers meeting, a national investment action plan to create jobs in the health, social and economic growth sectors, an official statement issued on Saturday said. Full text...

  • Libyan prosecutor's arrest warrants raise outcry in Chadian rebellion
    12 january 2019 16:24:26
    Paris, France (PANA) - A series of arrest warrants issued by the Prosecutor General in Libya against several individuals, including members of the Chadian political-military opposition based in the south of the country, accused of abuses on Libyan territory, have been strongly rejected by Chadian rebel leaders.Full text...

  • Two police officers, woman killed in western Burkina Faso
    12 january 2019 16:04:44
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Two police officers and a woman were killed on Saturday during an attempt to arrest some suspects at Nafona, in the province of Comoé on the Ivorian border.Full text...

  • Snow, heavy rains cause havoc in Algeria and Tunisia
    12 january 2019 15:15:14
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Heavy snow and rains have caused havoc in Algeria, cutting off several villages and washed away roads in many areas.Full text...

  • Mozambican president to be chief guest at anniversary of abolition of slavery in Mauritius
    12 january 2019 15:01:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi would be the Chief Guest at activities to mark the 184th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius to be commemorated on 1 February.Full text...

  • Mauritanian extend national football team coach's contract
    12 january 2019 14:51:53
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The contract of Mauritania's national football team coach, Frenchman Corentin Martins, has been extended for another two years, the Mauritanian Football Federation (FFRIM) announced on Friday in Nouakchott.Full text...

  • Benin gets National Social Protection Agency
    12 january 2019 14:39:09
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Benin has established a national social protection agency to implement the government’s policies and strategies on social protection.Full text...

  • Leicester loans Mali international Diabaté to Turkish club Sivasspor
    12 january 2019 14:19:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - English premiership side Leicester City has loaned Malian international footballer, Fousseyni Diabaté, to Turkish First Division side Sivasspor, until the end of the season.Full text...

  • IAAF introduces new events at 2019 World Relays
    12 january 2019 14:10:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF) has added two new events to the 2019 IAAF World Relays Yokohama programme.Full text...

  • Ramaphosa delivers ruling party's 2019 election manifesto
    12 january 2019 14:04:06
    Durban, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday told 85,000 supporters that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has lost its way and is determined to forge a new path for the benefit of all South Africans.Full text...

  • Burkinabe march against inter-community violence
    12 january 2019 13:54:29
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Several thousand people marched on Saturday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and Dori, in the north of the West African country, against inter-communal violence that erupted on New Year's night after a terrorist attack that left about 50 people dead.Full text...

  • Top official of Dakar-Bamako railway calls for early resumption of services
    12 january 2019 13:29:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The general manager of Dakar-Bamako Railway company, Senegalese Kibily Touré, has stressed the urgent need to resume rail services between Mali and Senegal so that workers can be paid.Full text...

  • Togolese opposition coalition postpones anti-gov't march to 26 January
    12 january 2019 12:52:02
    Lomé,Togo (PANA) - Togo's coalition of 14 opposition political parties has postponed demonstrations to denounce the "electoral power grab" planned for 12 January to 26 January in order to give it a "national character", according to a communique it issued in Lomé on Saturday.Full text...

  • Kipchoge named Kenya's top sports personality
    12 january 2019 12:33:42
    Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has once again clinched top honours in Kenya, this time being named the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) winner. Full text...

  • Saturday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    12 january 2019 11:25:47
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • ICGLR urges DR Congo's political actors to remain calm
    12 january 2019 10:26:31
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso and current president of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on Friday urged political actors and civil society organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo to remain calm following the controversy generated by the declaration of Felix Tshisekedi as winner of the 30 December presidential election.Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    12 january 2019 09:27:26
    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...

  • 2018/19 CAF Conf. Cup: Ahli Benghazi beat Athletic Hussein Dey 1-0
    12 january 2019 08:07:09
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Ahli Benghazi of Libya on Friday beat Nasr Athletic Hussein Dey of Algeria 1-0 in their first leg play-off match of the CAF Confederation Cup match in Tunis. Full text...

  • UN official in Libya 'deeply concerned' about ‘substantial civilian casualties’ in Derna
    12 january 2019 04:47:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Rampant hostilities in the oil-rich city of Derna are becoming an increasing source of concern, said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya on Friday, following an intensification in fighting which has resulted in “substantial civilian casualties”. Full text...

  • 12 people killed in terrorist attack in northern Burkina Faso
    11 january 2019 18:22:44
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - At least 12 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Gasseliki village of northern Burkina Faso, the Ministry of Security said on Friday. Full text...

  • Congolese author denounces Lari people genocide in Congo
    11 january 2019 18:10:17
    Paris, France (PANA) - Successive regimes in the Republic of Congo have been carrying out a deliberate policy targeting the minority Lari ethnic community in order to "isolate them and exterminate them, particularly in the Pool region, a Congolese writer and former priest, Nsaku Kimbembe, has charged in an interview with PANA in Paris, France.Full text...

  • IOM seeks urgent humanitarian assistance for migrants displaced in northern Chad
    11 january 2019 16:00:39
    Niamey, Chad (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Chad requires US$ 1.2 million to urgently assist more than 950 migrants and Chadian nationals displaced by inter-communal fighting around two gold mines near the Libyan border at the end of December 2018. Full text...

  • Malagasy nationals nabbed with illegal gold at Mauritius airport
    11 january 2019 15:42:12
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) on Thursday seized 25.5 kg of gold ingots at the SSR International airport on three passengers, aged 58, 22 and 59, respectively, on landing from Madagascar but transiting in Mauritius, PANA learnt from official sources here.Full text...

  • IOM reports 30,000 irregular migration deaths, disappearances from 2014-2018
    11 january 2019 15:20:11
    Berlin, Germany (PANA) – At least 30,510 people died during irregular migration between 2014 and 2018, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrants Project has reported. Full text...

  • Mauritania approves additional gas deal with Senegal
    11 january 2019 14:59:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government has approved "the additional act to the Inter-State Cooperation Agreement on the development and exploitation of offshore cross-border gas field reserves" with Senegal, said a statement from the Council of Ministers in Nouakchott.Full text...

  • La Francophonie's head calls for restraint after announcement of election results in DR Congo
    11 january 2019 14:22:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Secretary General of the world community of French-speaking countries, known as La Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo on Friday called on the stakeholders in the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to maintain a peaceful climate after provisional results were released on Thursday. Full text...

  • Shortage of domestic gas hits Niamey
    11 january 2019 14:06:31
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Shortage of domestic gas has hit Niger's capital, Niamey, with the country's only refinery unable to satisfy demand. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso gets new Armed Forces Chief of Staff
    11 january 2019 13:41:23
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Colonel Moise Miningou has been appointed Chief of Staff of Burkina Faso's Armed Forces and promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General, according to a presidential decree received by PANA on Friday in Ouagadougou.Full text...

  • 7th edition of Spot on Mali Music Festival to be held on 25-26 January
    11 january 2019 13:32:43
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The 7th edition of the Spot on Mali Music Festival will be held from 25-26 January in Bamako on the theme, "The path of peace passes by the heart". Full text...

  • SADC welcomes release of DRC provisional election result; calls for calm
    11 january 2019 13:19:45
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has welcomed the release of the provisional election result in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and congratulated the citizens, Government, political stakeholders and Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) for conducting the vote.Full text...

  • Belgium calls for calm in DR Congo after controversial election
    11 january 2019 13:04:38
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Ryenders on Thursday called for calm in DR Congo following the declaration of the result of the 30 December presidential election and asked those who disagree with it to resort to the legal means prescribed by the Constitution. Full text...

  • Tunisian parliament amends anti-terrorism law
    11 january 2019 12:48:07
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Parliament on Thursday adopted a new law in its fight against terrorism and money laundering.Full text...

  • Arab League chief, UN envoy in Libya discuss Libyan crisis
    11 january 2019 12:34:59
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Abou el-Gheit, and the UN special envoy in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, on Thursday examined the latest developments in Libya and efforts by their respective organisations to find solution to the crisis in the North African country, a communiqué issued by the League’s spokesperson, Mahmoud Affifi, said on Thursday.Full text...

  • Egypt hails 'successful' DR Congo election
    11 january 2019 12:12:56
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt has hailed the "successful" presidential election in DR Congo which the Electoral Commission said on Thursday was won by opposition leader Félix Tshisekedi.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa
    11 january 2019 11:56:53
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of the Central African States. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    11 january 2019 11:54:37
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • UN chief urges Libyan gov't to protect detainees against torture
    11 january 2019 11:52:12
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – UN Secretary General António Guterres has urged the Libyan government of national accord to take measures to protect Libyan detainees against torture and ensure that they are well treated.Full text...

  • Tunisia targets 25% of energy from renewable sources
    11 january 2019 11:31:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The head of the Tunisian government, Youssef Chahed, on Thursday announced the launch of several projects aimed at producing 1,000 megawatts of power from renewable energy sources, or about 25% of the national energy consumption.Full text...


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