• Eight Gambian women rescued from slavery in Egypt
    06 january 2018 19:18:47
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Eight Gambian women who were trafficked to Egypt on the promise of getting them hotel jobs and good pay have been rescued, PANA confirmed on Saturday. Full text...

  • Sudan closes its border with Eritrea
    06 january 2018 17:39:15
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has closed all, except one, of its border crossings to neighbouring Eritrea with effect from Friday, the official news agency SUNA reported on Saturday.Full text...

  • Cyclone Ava dominates media coverage in Mauritius
    06 january 2018 14:05:34
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The New Year festivities were marked in Mauritius by the passage of tropical cyclone Ava, near the coast of the island, which brought heavy winds and a lot of rain, thus disrupting the first days of work of 2018. Full text...

  • African think-tank views capacity development as missing link in AU's Agenda 2063 (Analysis by Kennedy Abwao, PANA Correspondent)
    06 january 2018 13:46:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa has lagged behind in the implementation of its social and economic development plans due to the lack of capacity in the key fields of health, education, science and technology, according to experts.Full text...

  • Zimbabwe’s economy to grow above 4.1% target in 2018
    06 january 2018 09:49:18
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe’s economy is projected to surpass the 4.1 percent target for this year on the back of anticipated rise in mineral production and earnings, according to Finance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa. Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    06 january 2018 09:15:11
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Tanzanian president appoints deputy minister of minerals
    06 january 2018 08:46:57
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Saturday announced the appointment of Bukombe constituency Member of Parliament, Doto Mashaka Biteko, as Deputy Minister for Minerals. Full text...

  • South Africa Rand surges as President Zuma fights for his political life
    05 january 2018 17:44:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's Rand has surged to its highest levels since mid-2015 amid speculation that President Jacob Zuma could be sidelined as early as next week. Full text...

  • Kenyan President retains six ministers in new Cabinet
    05 january 2018 17:39:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta retained six out of his 19 Cabinet Secretaries and overhauled the top Command of the Police. Full text...

  • Former Rwandan publisher released from prison
    05 january 2018 15:47:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Former publisher of the weekly Rwanda Focus, Shyaka Kanuma, has been released from prison after serving one year in prison over tax evasion charges, a judicial source confirmed Friday in Kigali. Full text...

  • EU commends Liberians for 'high, peaceful' participation in national polls
    05 january 2018 13:45:19
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The European External Action Service (EEAS) has commended the Liberian people for the high and peaceful participation in the recent presidential and legislative elections. Full text...

  • Rwandan national killed by mob in Central Uganda over rape case
    05 january 2018 13:35:21
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan national, identified as Tuzabana, was beaten to death earlier this week in Mityana, a small town located in the Central Region of Uganda for allegedly raping a Ugandan woman, local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Friday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    05 january 2018 13:27:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D), as published by the Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Rwanda Met. Dept. warns of torrential rains
    05 january 2018 10:54:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda Meteorological Department on Friday warned of heavy rains across the country. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    05 january 2018 10:34:55
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    05 january 2018 09:45:56
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    05 january 2018 09:10:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Botswana records alarming rape cases during festive season
    05 january 2018 07:31:03
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana recorded 80 rape cases over the festive season, law enforcement officers have reported. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    05 january 2018 06:11:26
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Egyptian play-maker Mohamed Salah crowned African Player of the Year 2017
    05 january 2018 00:21:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Egyptian play-maker Mohamed Salah was on Thursday night crowned African Player of the Year 2017. Full text...

  • UN to help cabin crew prevent human trafficking
    04 january 2018 20:39:33
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The United Nations is taking the global combat against human trafficking into the skies as the Organization's human rights office and its Montreal-based civil aviation agency begin putting the final touches on training guidelines that could help airline cabin crew spot possible victims. Full text...

  • AUC Chairperson urges Ethiopians to uphold forgiveness, national unity
    04 january 2018 18:26:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday called on all Ethiopians, irrespective of their political affiliations, to embrace and sustain the spirit of forgiveness and unity in the interest of their country. Full text...

  • President-elect Weah gives Liberians first hint of free speech
    04 january 2018 17:58:46
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – President-elect George Weah on Thursday hinted that his administration will condone freedom of speech when he told Liberians to discuss politics without fearing backlashes.Full text...

  • Life expectancy improves in Mauritius
    04 january 2018 17:40:41
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Life expectancy for men aged from 68.1 to 71.1 years in Mauritius has increased by 3 years and for women aged from 75.3 to 77.8 years by 2.5 years during the period 2000 to 2016, according to the Indian Ocean island nation's Health and Quality of Life ministry. Full text...

  • Cameroon’s cocoa attracts New York investor
    04 january 2018 17:21:50
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon’s third largest cocoa bean exporter, Producam SA, announced on Thursday it has signed a financing agreement of up to US$500 million with Milost Global Inc., a New York-based investor, to fund the development of the company's projects. Full text...

  • Most gov’t travels externally funded, Gambian VP says
    04 january 2018 14:21:57
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Reacting to criticisms that senior government officials are engaged in frequent foreign travels costing tax payers millions, Gambia’s vice President, Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, says most of such travels are at the expense of host governments or parties.Full text...

  • Gambian Bishop returns to take over Catholic Diocese
    04 january 2018 14:14:05
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The newly-appointed Bishop of Banjul, Rev Gabriel Mendy, returned home Wednesday to take over as the first Gambian Bishop of the Catholic Diocese in the country. Full text...

  • Gambian minister calls on Barrow to quit after 3 years
    04 january 2018 13:41:18
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian Minister of Agriculture, Omar Jallow, has asked President Adama Barrow to leave office after three years, saying that the president was selected by the opposition coalition to preside over a transitional government for three years. Full text...

  • World leaders cheer Weah on election as Liberia's president
    04 january 2018 13:33:49
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – More congratulatory messages have continued to be showered on Senator George Weah following his election as President of Liberia on 26 December. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    04 january 2018 13:26:14
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Thursday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    04 january 2018 10:31:08
    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 Mauritanian Ouguiya
    04 january 2018 10:27:37
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya as announced by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • HRW says Ethiopia's decision to release political prisoners 'an important step' but ...
    04 january 2018 10:09:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A human tights watchdog says Wednesday's announcement of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition to release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention centre in the capital, Addis Ababa. would be an important step toward ending longstanding political repression and human rights abuse in the country. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Mauritian rupee
    04 january 2018 09:57:08
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee as announced by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Rights group welcomes closure of Ethiopia's 'torture chamber'
    04 january 2018 06:52:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International has welcomed Wednesday's announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political prisoners will be released and a notorious detention centre closed. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana Cedi
    04 january 2018 06:34:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana Cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • South African anti-apartheid activist dead at 79
    04 january 2018 06:11:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Anti-apartheid activist and poet Keorapetse Kgositsile died in Johannesburg on Wednesday after suffering from breathing problems. He was 79. Full text...

  • Nigerian government delegation in Libya over stranded citizens
    03 january 2018 19:59:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A Nigerian federal government special delegation, led by Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Wednesday departed Abuja for Tripoli, to evacuate Nigerians trapped in Libya. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's ruling party leadership promises major concession to political prisoners
    03 january 2018 18:41:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia's ruling party has offered to take responsibility for months of political unrest by ordering the release of individuals detained for various political reasons, party leaders said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • RSF condemns attempt to kidnap press freedom defender in DR Congo
    03 january 2018 18:33:28
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned an attack by gunmen on the Kinshasa home of Tshivis Tshivuadi, the secretary-general of the Congolese media freedom NGO, Journalist in Danger (JED). Full text...

  • Nominees, legends storm Accra for Aiteo CAF Awards 2017
    03 january 2018 15:32:16
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The capital of Ghana, Accra, is abuzz and bracing up for unarguably the biggest football gathering of the new year, the Aiteo CAF Awards 2017. Full text...

  • CAF mourns former Gabonese footballer, Regis Manon
    03 january 2018 15:24:55
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - CAF President Ahmad Ahmad has expressed shock at the death of former Gabonese forward player, Regis Manon, who died on Monday, 1 January, 2018, after a brief illness. He was 52. Full text...

  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    03 january 2018 13:22:26
    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 exchange rates for Ghana Cedi
    03 january 2018 07:13:44
    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...

  • Early action key to preventing El Nino, La Nina crises - UN official
    03 january 2018 06:55:12
    New York, USA (PANA) – La Niña is expected to impact weather around the world in 2018, a United Nations relief official has said, urging governments and the international community to act early to mitigate the impacts from this potentially destructive weather pattern and its counterpart, El Niño. Full text...

  • South African scholars flying high
    03 january 2018 06:39:24
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Pupils attending private schools in South Africa have recorded their highest ever results. Full text...

  • UN concerned at reported destruction of housing for displaced persons in Somalia
    03 january 2018 06:06:23
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – A senior United Nations official in Somalia has expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of settlements for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as humanitarian infrastructure in Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Zambia’s Foreign affairs minister resigns citing corruption
    02 january 2018 18:45:43
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Harry Kalaba, has resigned from President Edgar Lungu's government with immediate effect. Full text...

  • Kenya football clubs to pull out of CAF tournaments after sponsor withdrawal
    02 january 2018 13:44:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's representatives to the 2018 CAF Continental Club tournaments, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, are pulling out of the competitions after withdrawal of sponsors, SportPesa, bites. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    02 january 2018 09:10:12
    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...


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