• Libya, WFP agree on vocational training programme for women, youths
    10 january 2019 15:28:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan minister of local authorities in the government of national accord, Milad Abdallah Al-Ter, has agreed with the director of the World Food Programme (WFP) office in Libya, Samer Abdeljabbar, on a vocational training programme for women and youth and the training on new information technologies. Full text...

  • al-Sarraj's visits Malta, discusses bilateral cooperation
    10 january 2019 12:28:53
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Wednesday held talks in the Maltese capital, La Valette, with the country’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, on strengthening their bilateral cooperation.Full text...

  • Benin undertakes social actions to support education sector
    10 january 2019 11:34:02
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Beninese government has undertaken several social interventions to support various levels of education, according to the 2019 finance bill recently passed by the National Assembly.Full text...

  • Malian journalists call for private media support fund for media houses
    10 january 2019 11:16:25
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Vice-President of Mali's Press Centre, Alexis Kalambry, has called for the establishment of a private media support fund to improve the living and working conditions of media staff in the country.Full text...

  • UN envoy reiterates Action Plan to solve Libyan crisis
    10 january 2019 10:47:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations envoy in Libya, Ghassan Salame, has said that the UN Action Plan, worked out in coordination and consultation with the Libyan parties, will lead to parliamentary elections, a referendum on the constitution and finally to presidential elections before the end of this year. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    10 january 2019 10:31:03
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Thursday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    10 january 2019 09:13:38
    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...

  • Cote d'Ivoire attracts most FDI in French West Africa - UNCTAD report
    10 january 2019 09:08:41
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire, with 25.8 percent of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the West African Economic and monetary Union (WAEMU) in 2017, remains the most attractive country in the French West Africa economic grouping.Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    10 january 2019 08:30:03
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    10 january 2019 07:43:04
    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...

  • Armed insurgency in north-east Nigeria ‘has created a humanitarian tragedy’
    10 january 2019 07:39:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Following an upsurge in violence in north-east Nigeria, which was brought to global attention five years ago with the abduction by Boko Haram extremists of the Chibok schoolgirls, tens of thousands of innocent civilians continue to flee, prompting “grave concern” from the United Nations envoy there, according to a UN statement on Wednesday. Full text...

  • ICC trial Chamber set to rule on ex-Ivorian president's freedom bid
    10 january 2019 07:31:47
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) trial chamber will deliver a ruling on motions by former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and Ble Goude, known as the street general, seeking temporary release from detention a no case to answer, the court said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • LEAD: DRC opposition leader wins presidential elections
    10 january 2019 07:26:41
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Felix Tshisekedi, the leader of the largest Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party, has won the presidential election with 38.57% of the vote, beating two rivals, Martin Fayulu, who scored 34.84% and the ruling party's candidate, Emmanuel Shadary, with 23.84%, the Electoral Commission announced in Kinshasa on Thursday.Full text...

  • Opposition leader Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidential election
    10 january 2019 07:01:35
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won DR Congo's controversial 30 December presidential election, beating another opposition leader Martin Fayulu to second place with the the candidate of President Joseph Kabila, coming a distant third.Full text...

  • UN congratulates Puntland region’s newly-elected president
    09 january 2019 19:53:22
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The UN’s Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, on Wednesday congratulated the newly-elected president of Puntland, Somalia’s semi-autonomous region in the country’s north east. Full text...

  • Gambia government hands over remains of soldiers killed in 2014
    09 january 2019 19:30:11
    Banjul, Gambia(PANA) - The Gambia government on Wednesday handed over the remains of Gambian soldiers killed in an attack on the State House on 30 December 2014 to their families at the Ministry of Justice in Banjul. Full text...

  • New bridge on the Gambia River to accelerate African economic integration
    09 january 2019 19:21:55
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - The opening of the bridge over the Gambia River will accelerate African economic integration, according to Pascal Ehemba, president of Ziguinchor Chamber of Commerce in Senegal. Full text...

  • Belgian NGO closes its mission in Burundi
    09 january 2019 18:38:35
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – An international NGO based in Belgium, RCN Justice Full text...

  • Belgian university honours Mauritanian anti-slavery activist
    09 january 2019 18:25:36
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Mauritanian anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid will be awarded the Doctor honoris causa degree on 4 February by the prestigious Catholic University of Louvain, it was announced on Wednesday.Full text...

  • France congratulates new Malagasy President
    09 january 2019 17:36:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - The French government through its Foreign Ministry "warmly" congratulated Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina on his election after the proclamation on Tuesday of the final results of the presidential election by the High Constitutional Court, and wished him all the best while assuring him of its support to help him in his new tasks.Full text...

  • Zambian President meets with Ramaphosa over DRC elections
    09 january 2019 17:26:28
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday met with his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa, in Durban, South Africa, over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) elections and other related developments.Full text...

  • Kenyan manufacturers seek protectionism to revive vehicle assembly plants
    09 january 2019 16:53:26
    Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan motor vehicle assembling firms have appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to pay special attention to the needs of manufacturing companies, including appointing a national automotive council, to implement policies required to promote the industry. Full text...

  • Cameroon's Douala International Airport switches to solar energy
    09 january 2019 16:09:24
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Douala International Airport in Cameroon's largest city and economic capital now operates on solar energy after the installation of 3,840 solar panels over an area of ​​more than 14,000 square metres which produce 1.5 MW, according to Thomas Owona Assoumou, Director General of Airports of Cameroon.Full text...

  • Schools close after terrorist threats in Burkina Faso
    09 january 2019 15:47:55
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – High schools in Kiembara commune of Sourou province in northwest Burkina Faso were closed on Wednesday following terrorist threats, Burkina News Agency (AIB) reported.Full text...

  • IAAF, IIRM partner to enhance road races safety
    09 january 2019 13:43:43
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) on Wednesday announced a new partnership designed to enhance the safety of participants in all IAAF Label road races by ensuring the highest quality medical support is available to the event organisers.Full text...

  • Mauritanians march against 'extremism, hate speech'
    09 january 2019 13:35:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and members of his government on Wednesday led a public march through the streets of Nouakchott to denounce extremism and hate speech.Full text...

  • Diplomatic corps reaffirm support to Burkina Faso in fight against terrorism
    09 january 2019 13:13:10
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Members of the diplomatic corps have reaffirmed the commitment of their countries and organisations to support Burkina Faso's development and the fight against terrorism.Full text...

  • Suspects found with dog meat, ivory in Kenya arraigned in court
    09 january 2019 12:58:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Nairobi court on Wednesday allowed the police to hold three Chinese nationals and one Kenyan for five days to conclude investigations after they were found in possession of game meat and ivory.Full text...

  • Suspected rapist in South Africa sent for psychiatric observation
    09 january 2019 12:49:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The 22-year-old man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in the toilet of an upmarket Pretoria restaurant in September will spend the next month at a psychiatric hospital to determine whether he is fit to stand trial. Full text...

  • Congolese leader calls on civil society to fight against anti-social activity
    09 january 2019 12:01:14
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso on Tuesday called on civil society organisations to mobilise against anti-society activities of all kinds, including new forms of violence reported everywhere in the cities.Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    09 january 2019 11:58:59
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Nigerian soldiers close only safe road to Maiduguri after Boko Haram attacks
    09 january 2019 11:43:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Following persistent attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the last 48 hours in northeast Nigeria, the military has closed the only safe highway that leads into Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.Full text...

  • Malian workers launch 3-day strike as salary, job negotiations with gov't fail
    09 january 2019 11:23:39
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali's largest labour union, the National Union of Malian Workers (UNTM), on Wednesday began a 3-day strike after negotiations with the government on several issues, including pay rise, broke down.Full text...

  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    09 january 2019 08:23:22
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    09 january 2019 08:20:05
    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...

  • DR Congo's Ebola response resumes despite ‘risky environment’
    09 january 2019 05:53:14
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Despite a precarious security environment and continuing pockets of mistrust on the part of affected populations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday that all Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu Province are now accessible to health workers. Full text...

  • UN chief commends leaders, State institutions in ‘historic milestone’ election in Madagascar
    09 january 2019 05:52:36
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) - Following a run-off election for the presidency of Madagascar which saw former leader Andry Rajoelina declared the winner on Tuesday, the UN chief has commended all those who contributed to the “peaceful and orderly” voting process that began at the end of November. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Awards: Full list of Award winners
    08 january 2019 21:05:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The following is the list of award winners at the 2018 CAF Award night held in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Awards: Mohamed Salah retains CAF Africa Men's Player of the Year title
    08 january 2019 20:50:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Egyptian and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah on Tuesday night retained the CAF Men's Player of the Year Award when he was named the 2018 winner at the CAF Awards night in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Awards: Mauritania win CAF Men's National Team of the Year
    08 january 2019 20:28:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Mauritania have won the 2018 CAF Men's National Team Award. Full text...

  • President Barrow pardons five police officers
    08 january 2019 19:50:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow on Tuesday pardoned five police officers involved in the shooting and killing of 3 protestors and injuring ten civilians in 2018 in the town of Faraba Banta, 50km south of Banjul Full text...

  • Benin records 7 cases of Lassa hemorrhagic fever
    08 january 2019 19:40:41
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin has recorded seven cases of Lassa hemorrhagic fever as of January 4, according to the Beninese Ministry of Health. Full text...

  • Togo grants presidential pardon to 454 prisoners
    08 january 2019 19:33:54
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togolese President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé has granted a presidential pardon to 454 prisoners, it was officially announced here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso government agrees extension of state of emergency
    08 january 2019 19:27:49
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkinabè government on Tuesday sent a bill to Parliament seeking extension of the state of emergency in 14 provinces, following the resurgence of terrorist attacks, according to an official statement issued at the end of an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers. Full text...

  • Bamako launches free eye treatment camp in 2019
    08 january 2019 19:11:56
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - About 10,000 free consultations, 1,000 eye surgeries and 2,000 collective lenses will be offered to the public during the Free Eye Treatment camp 2019 in Burkina Faso, First Lady Aminata Kéita said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Traditional hunters rout suspected terrorists from southwest Burkina Faso village
    08 january 2019 19:01:59
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Traditional hunters, popularly known as 'Dozo' on Monday routed a dozen suspected terrorists who abandoned their fire arms in a forest near Trimbio village in southwest Burkina Faso, the Security ministry said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • NGOs grouping calls on Mauritanian govt to honour its international commitments
    08 january 2019 18:27:44
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The national forum of human rights organisations (FONADH), a collective of 20 NGOs), in Mauritania on Tuesday called on the government to abide by its international commitments in terms of human rights, particularly about slavery and human rights abuses.Full text...

  • Nigerian plans "massive campaign" in support of military against Boko Haram terrorism
    08 january 2019 18:01:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government is to launch a massive national campaign in support of the military fighting against Boko Haram terrorism and insecurity, Information and Culture minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Boko Haram kill two, burn eight houses in northeast Nigeria
    08 january 2019 17:53:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two people were killed and eight houses burnt on Monday when Boko Haram terrorists attacked Sajeri, a community near Maiduguri, in northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria Air Force jets kill Boko Haram terrorists, destroy gun trucks
    08 january 2019 16:51:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday said that its fighter aircrafts killed “a number of” Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed some of their gun trucks in Auno, Borno State, in northeast Nigeria. Full text...


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