• Africa Investment Forum: All set to tilt the tide of Investments into Africa
    06 november 2018 15:25:01
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The Africa Investment Forum (AIF) kicked off on Monday with a media briefing in Johannesburg, the South African capital, with the game changing event, aimed at attracting multi-billion-dollar deals across the continent. Full text...

  • Algeria to attend Palermo conference on Libya
    06 november 2018 15:04:46
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algeria will take part in an international conference in Palermo, Italy, on the crisis in Libya, organized by Italian authorities, said the Algerian Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, on Monday during a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart, Giuseppe Conte, who is visiting Algiers. Full text...

  • Safaricom partners Western Union in mobile money transfer deal
    06 november 2018 14:58:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's leading telcom outfit, Safaricom, on Tuesday announced a global mobile money transfer deal in partnership with Western Union that will allow Safaricom customers to send and receive money from any part of the world via a mobile phone. Full text...

  • Libyan FM, Romanian Consul discuss relations between both countries
    06 november 2018 14:53:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Ways to enhance relations between Libya and Romania was the focus of discussion when the Libyan Foreign Minister of the National Unity Government, Mohamed Taher Siala, received the Romanian Consul in Libya, Theodore Melishcano, in Tripoli on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania slams Trump for exclusion from AGOA benefits
    06 november 2018 14:44:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government said in a statement on Monday that it is surprised and regrets the decision of US President, Donald Trump, to remove Mauritania from the list of beneficiary countries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Full text...

  • Libyan Presidential Council Chief visits Misrata, 2 years after ISIS' expulsion
    06 november 2018 14:29:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - For the first time since elements of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) were uprooted in December 2016, the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Tuesday arrived in Misrata, 220 km east of Tripoli, for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in the city. Full text...

  • Zambian President Lungu fires Works and Supply Minister
    06 november 2018 14:07:53
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu, has fired his Minister of Works and Supply, Felix Mutati. Full text...

  • Investors' future in Africa is bright - AfDB President
    06 november 2018 14:03:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is removing barriers that have stemmed the flow of investment finance into the African continent. Full text...

  • Paris Peace Forum opens on Sunday
    06 november 2018 11:46:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Paris Peace Forum opens on Sunday in the French capital with thousands of participants including several African heads of State and government, representatives of international organisations and the civil society expected to attend. Full text...

  • Pro-Sudan gov't militia vows to 'liberate' Jebel Marra from rebels
    06 november 2018 11:30:15
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Commander of the Sudanese pro-government Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia, General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, has vowed that his forces will "liberate" Jebel Marra area, in North Darfur, from fighters of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement of Abdul Wahid Nor (SLM/AW) in the next three months. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    06 november 2018 10:31:27
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Tunisian president disagrees with PM over cabinet reshuffle
    06 november 2018 10:28:38
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The spokesperson for the Tunisian presidency, Saïda Garrach, says that president Beji Caid Essebsi disagrees with the cabinet reshuffle carried out on Monday by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed. Full text...

  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    06 november 2018 10:17:37
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    06 november 2018 09:18:44
    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...

  • IMF accents infrastructure investment, social spending in Mali
    06 november 2018 09:14:52
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is prodding the authorities in Mali to step up, over the medium term, their efforts to create space for infrastructure investment and social spending, according to a press statement made available to PANA on Tuesday following an IMF staff-level agreement with Malian authorities. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    06 november 2018 08:40:13
    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...

  • Nigeria's central labour union calls off planned strike
    06 november 2018 07:20:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s organised labour has called off the nationwide industrial action scheduled to commence on Tuesday to further press for workers’ demand for a new national minimum wage.Full text...

  • Rights group demands freedom for 70 schoolchildren taken in mass abduction in Cameroon
    06 november 2018 07:05:54
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International is demanding the release of at least 70 school children who were abducted on Monday in the the Anglophone region. Full text...

  • Healing of ozone layer gives hope for climate action: UN report
    06 november 2018 05:54:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The findings of a new UN-backed report, released on Monday, showing the ongoing healing of the ozone layer, are being hailed as a demonstration of what global agreements can achieve, and an inspiration for more ambitious climate action to halt a catastrophic rise in world temperatures. Full text...

  • 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...


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