• UN recorded 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation or abuse in past three months
    06 november 2018 05:47:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes, the United Nations received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), involving 77 victims, between July and September, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria has 2nd largest global HIV/AIDS burden
    05 november 2018 19:27:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria is the second country with the largest HIV/AIDS virus burden in the world, Head of Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) of the United Nations Children’s Fund in Nigeria, Dr. Ijaodola Olugbenga, has said. Full text...

  • Scientists see positive recovery in ozone-layer cushioning earth from sun rays
    05 november 2018 19:16:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Ozone layer, which protects the earth from harmful infra-red rays from the sun, is healing drastically and on the path to full recovery, a fresh scientific assessment revealed Monday. Full text...

  • Algerian and Italian heads of government consult in Algiers
    05 november 2018 18:11:46
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and the President of Italy's Council of Ministers, Giuseppe Conte, on Monday held official talks in Algiers on wide ranging issues, according to official sources.Full text...

  • Niger renounces Chinese 480 billion CFA francs credit for development projects
    05 november 2018 17:25:32
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger on Monday repealed the ratification of a financing agreement with EXIM Bank of China to the tune of CFAF 480 billion for various development projects, which was signed in September 2013, according to an official statement released here on Monday.Full text...

  • IAAF Vetting Panel Chair resigns
    05 november 2018 16:16:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The World athletics governing bod, IAAF, has announced the resignation of its Vetting Panel Chair, Akere Muna of Cameroon Full text...

  • Commuters stranded as Kenyan govt. implements new traffic rules
    05 november 2018 15:54:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Commuters in different parts of the Kenya started feeling the pinch on Monday when Public Service Vehicle (PSV) withdrew their vehicles from the roads following the implementation of new traffic rules. Full text...

  • Chinese FM pledges support for Africa's push for UN Security Council seats
    05 november 2018 15:44:18
    Shanghai, China (PANA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, has pledged his country's support to Africa's push for the reform of the United States Security Council.Full text...

  • Kwese TV to close pay television channels in Africa
    05 november 2018 15:33:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - African broadcaster, Kwesé TV, will begin shutting down its pay-television sports and entertainment channels after a torrid 18 months littered with missed payments and cancelled deals, the London-based media organization, SportBusiness, reports. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso allocates 15% of its budget to health of mothers and children
    05 november 2018 15:01:55
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkina Faso President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, on Monday pledged to allocate 15 percent of his country's national budget to the healthcare of the mother and the child. Full text...

  • Dakar Forum on Peace and security in Africa opens in Senegal
    05 november 2018 14:49:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The fifth edition of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa began on Monday in Diamniadio, a town 40 kilometers east of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    05 november 2018 14:45:43
    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...

  • Senegalese President urges African states to step up fight against terrorism
    05 november 2018 14:44:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall, on Monday urged African governments to deploy the necessary means to ensure peace and security in their countries, and address the concerns of their youth, in order to prevent them from joining terrorist groups. Full text...

  • Gomido takes lead in Togo football league
    05 november 2018 13:30:48
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Gomido FC, vaulted from third place to the top of the Togolese football league, following its 2-0 win over ASKO at the weekend in a Day 6 match. Full text...

  • Three students killed in school attack in southern Libya
    05 november 2018 12:42:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan coastal region of Sabratha, 70 kilometres west of the capital, Tripoli, is now calm after a bloody attack on a school in the south of the city, which left three students dead and five others injured, hospital sources said. Full text...

  • Libya to work for release of abducted South Korean national
    05 november 2018 11:51:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of foreign affairs of the government of national accord, Mohamed Eltaher Hamouda Sayala, on Monday reassured South Korea that the Libyan government will work to get its national abducted in July in the south of the country released. Full text...

  • Nigerian public university teachers embark on indefinite strike over poor funding
    05 november 2018 11:22:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – University teachers in Nigeria under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday began an indefinite and total nationwide strike to protest the poor funding of Nigerian universities. Full text...

  • Togo, Ghana meet for delimitation of maritime border
    05 november 2018 11:12:52
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese and Ghanaian national maritime border commission held a two-day meeting at the weekend in Lomé for a negotiated maritime border between the two countries, sources told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Top South Africa school rocked by race row
    05 november 2018 11:04:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A fresh race row has rocked Cape Town after a black teacher at a predominantly white school says she was discriminated against and forced to resign. Full text...

  • Monday's exchange rates for CFAF in Central Africa
    05 november 2018 10:58:58
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Monday’s exchange rates for the CFAF in Central Africa, as issued by the bank of central African States.Full text...

  • Kenya calls on China to provide tax-free status to African exports into China
    05 november 2018 10:56:30
    Shanghai, China (PANA) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has requested the Chinese to offer preferential treatment to goods from Africa as Beijing continues opening up its market to the rest of the world. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rupee
    05 november 2018 10:44:05
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Following are Monday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • 2 boys die in Zambia during circumcision as 39 are in hospital
    05 november 2018 09:27:07
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Two boys have died while 39 others have been admitted in Livingstone, southern Zambia, for suspected typhoid which broke out at a circumcision camp, the state-run Times of Zambia reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    05 november 2018 08:49:21
    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...

  • Kenyan, Ethiopian win New York City Marathon races
    05 november 2018 04:52:39
    New York, US (PANA) - Kenya’s Mary Keitany and Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa won the women's and men's races at the New York City Marathon, an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label road event, on Sunday. Full text...

  • WB gives provides over US $460 million for electricity in Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria
    04 november 2018 15:21:45
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The World Bank has released US $465.5 million for the improvement of the power interconnection linking Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria, sources at the national representation of the financial institution told PANA. Full text...

  • Armed robbers raid vehicles on Ziguinchor-Dakar highway
    04 november 2018 13:48:37
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) – Unidentified people, who were armed with army rifles, on Saturday night raided vehicles and motorcycle taxis near Badiouré village, on the main road linking Dakar to the southern Casamance region, some 40 km north of Ziguinchor, PANA learnt Sunday from military sources. Full text...

  • PM Fayez al-Sarraj, ENI director discuss oil investment in Libya
    04 november 2018 13:21:38
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister on Saturday held talks in Tripoli on oil investment projects with a delegation of the Italian national oil and gas company ENI, that was led by its Managing Director Claudio Descalzi. Full text...

  • Gabonese opposition Jean Ping insists he won the 2016
    03 november 2018 17:53:20
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The losing candidate for Gabon's presidential election in August 2016, Jean Ping, on Saturday insisted that he won that election.Full text...

  • Sahel and West Africa Week 2018 scheduled for December in The Gambia
    03 november 2018 17:40:36
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - The 2018 edition of the Sahel and West Africa Week, dedicated to dialogue and consultation on food issues, will take place from 3-8 December in Banjul, the Gambian capital. Full text...

  • Mali to hold national conference in January to improve social climate
    03 november 2018 17:37:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government will organise, on January 11, a national social conference bringing together trades unions from the public and private sectors and civil society, to contribute to the improvement of the social climate that is characterised by a resurgence of tensions related to wage demands and laws, PANA learned on Saturday from official source.Full text...

  • OIC strongly condemns attack on Coptic Christian bus in Egypt
    03 november 2018 17:29:46
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - The Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in the province of Minya, south of Egypt, which left seven dead and several wounded. Full text...

  • 4 dead in Senegal River boat accident
    03 november 2018 17:26:29
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Four people drowned and several others were injured when a motorised canoe capsized on Friday on the Senegal River, according to eyewitnesses. Full text...

  • Sudan denounces renewal of US State of Emergency on the country
    03 november 2018 15:37:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Foreign Ministry has deplored renewal by United States President Donald Trump of the State of Emergency on Sudan.Full text...

  • Germany, Netherlands give Niger Police 10 million Euros
    03 november 2018 14:51:39
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Netherlands and Germany on Friday released to Niger, through the European Union Civil Action Protection (EUCAP) Sahel Mission in Niger, a 10 million-Euro aid for the country’s national police, within the framework of the fight against organized criminality and illegal migration, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • FIFA extends mandate of Malian football normalisation committee to 28 February
    03 november 2018 14:46:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – World football governing body (FIFA) has, again, extended the mandate of the normalisation committee (CONOR) of the Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT) until February 2019, to enable the organization to establish a new executive committee for the federation by 31 December, sports sources told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Saturday's exchange rates for CFAF in Central Africa
    03 november 2018 13:43:09
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the CFAF in Central Africa, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...

  • Italy gives Tunisia 165 m Euros
    03 november 2018 12:29:55
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Italy has given Tunisia 165 million Euros to support small and medium-size firms. Full text...

  • Saturday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    03 november 2018 12:19:04
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    03 november 2018 10:56:30
    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...

  • Rights group urges next Malagasy gov't to end human rights violations
    03 november 2018 04:25:32
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) - The next government of Madagascar must bring an end to the brutal suppression of human rights in the country, Amnesty International said ahead of the island nation’s upcoming election. Full text...

  • More than 10,000 seek refuge in medical charity's hospital in CAR
    03 november 2018 04:15:14
    Batangafo, CAR (PANA) - Following clashes between armed groups that took place last Wednesday in the north and centre of the Central African Republic (CAR), more than 10,000 people have fled to seek refuge in the compound of a hospital supported by medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Full text...

  • More countries partner to target ‘zero hunger’ in global south
    03 november 2018 04:05:10
    Changsha, China (PANA) - More than 20 countries committed to a new declaration on agricultural and rural development on Friday, in a bid to stamp out poverty and hunger. The commitment came at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China. Full text...

  • UN urges more protection for Nigeria’s most vulnerable after deadly attack on camp
    03 november 2018 04:00:36
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Hundreds of people already forced to flee their homes by violence in Nigeria’s troubled north-east have been uprooted once again after deadly attacks in and around a camp where they were sheltering, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said on Friday.Full text...

  • International court rejects Saif Gaddafi call to drop arrest warrant
    03 november 2018 03:55:59
    Th Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - A call by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi ­– son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and de facto Prime Minister of the country during the time of his father’s rule – for an international arrest warrant against him to be ruled inadmissible, was rejected by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Friday. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league final: Al-Ahly take comfortable 1st-leg win
    03 november 2018 03:51:53
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egyptian giants, Al-Ahly, on Friday took a comfortable 3-1 first-leg, final match win, against Espérance de Tunis of Tunisia. Full text...

  • UN calls for swift implementation of security arrangements to stabilise Libya
    02 november 2018 20:15:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has called on the National Accord Government to promptly implement the new security arrangements in Tripoli that will replace armed groups with regular and disciplined safety military forces.Full text...

  • Mauritanian President Aziz receives Moroccan foreign minister
    02 november 2018 19:36:18
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Friday received in audience the Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and International cooperation, Nasser Bourita, special envoy of King Mohamed VI, the official media said. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kamwororlook forward to retaining NY Marathon title
    02 november 2018 19:27:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya will be hoping for a sweet sense of deja vu on his return to the Big Apple on Sunday for the New York City Marathon. Full text...

  • Security chief drops charges against journalists, media houses
    02 november 2018 16:08:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Director of the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Lt. Gen. Salah Abdulla Gosh, has announced the dropping of “all lawsuits” filed against journalists and newspapers. Full text...


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