• Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    04 june 2018 12:26:06
    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...

  • WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity
    04 june 2018 10:14:04
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is on Monday joining Prime Minister António Costa of Portugal to launch the new "WHO Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world." Full text...

  • Coton Sports still lead in Cameroonian football league
    04 june 2018 09:55:06
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Coton Sport de Garoua are still leading the Cameroonian football league at the end of Day 23 despite not being in action at the weekend.Full text...

  • South African designer fired by struggling Formula One team
    04 june 2018 09:48:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – One of the most famous Formula One teams in history has parted company with a leading South African designer following an abysmal start to the 2018 season.Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    04 june 2018 09:25:08
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Medical charity lauds South Africa's landmark step for access to medicines
    04 june 2018 04:58:56
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has lauded the move by the South African government to release a new intellectual property (IP) policy that will stop the country’s process of blindly handing out patents, thus providing hope to people across the country who cannot afford the medicines they need to stay alive and healthy. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Madagascar, Zimbabwe reach semi finals
    03 june 2018 18:30:37
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Madagascar and Zimbabwe on Sunday reached the semi-finals of the 2018 southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, being played in South Africa, after winning their respective quarter-final matches. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Coach Gernot Rohr names Super Eagles final World Cup squad
    03 june 2018 14:21:37
    London, UK (PANA) - Gernot Rohr, the coach of Nigeria's senior national football team, on Sunday named his final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Full text...

  • Local food varieties can support nutrition and food security (Feature by FAO)
    03 june 2018 04:10:39
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The population of Pohnpei, one of the islands in Micronesia, a country situated in the western Pacific Ocean, for example, has access to a wide diversity of local foods (55 types of bananas, 133 of breadfruit, 171 of yam cultivars, and nearly 1,200 species of edible fish). Full text...

  • From a small seed, a mighty trunk may grow (Feature by FAO)
    03 june 2018 03:57:38
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Women are the backbone of rural economies, particularly in Africa, but they are much less likely to be involved in the decision-making. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for calm in Mali following violent clashes in capital
    03 june 2018 03:48:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “calm and restraint” on Saturday, following violent clashes between demonstrators and riot police in Mali’s capital Bamako. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Zambia, Lesotho through to semi-finals
    02 june 2018 19:22:40
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Zambia and Lesotho on Saturday Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: England beat hard-fighting Nigeria 2-1 in pre-Russia 2018
    02 june 2018 19:18:21
    London, England (PANA) - Goals from Tim Cahill in the 7th minute and captain Harry Kane in the 39th were enough to give England a slim 2-1 win over Nigeria as the "3 Lions" embark on their pre-World Cup friendlies. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Lesotho, Zambia reach semi finals
    02 june 2018 18:39:00
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Lesotho and Zambia on Saturday reached the semi-finals of the ongoing 2018 southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa, after defeating Swaziland and Namibia respectively in their quarter-final matches. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: England beat Nigeria 2-1 in pre-tournament friendly
    02 june 2018 18:27:59
    London, England (PANA) - England on Saturday beat Nigeria 2-1 in their pre-2018 FIFA World cup friendly match played at Wembley Stadium in London. Full text...

  • Russian FM Lavrov to visit Rwanda
    02 june 2018 14:43:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is due in Kigali on Sunday for a one-day working visit at the invitation of his Rwandan counterpart Louise Mushikiwabo and President Paul Kagame, a diplomatic source confirmed Saturday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Nigeria face England in penultimate pre-WC friendly
    02 june 2018 11:09:22
    London, England (PANA) - Nigeria, one of Africa's fiveFull text...

  • 2026 FIFA WC: Morocco's bid passes crucial test
    02 june 2018 08:41:47
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup has passed a crucial test after the world football governing body's Bid Evaluation Task Force said it had "achieved the required score" and will be submitted to the FIFA Council for determination of who hosts the tournament. Full text...

  • IMF says Guinea-Bissau faces broadly positive outlook
    02 june 2018 08:19:59
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) – Guinea-Bissau currently appears in a broadly positive outlook, with the recent consensus-based agreement on a new government offering the prospect of greater political stability, according to a senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
    02 june 2018 08:15:48
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Amnesty International lauds abolition of death penalty in Burkina Faso
    02 june 2018 08:10:37
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has lauded Burkina Faso Parliament for abolishing the death penalty and called on other countries which have yet to do that to follow the West African country's example. Full text...

  • Niger secures US$20 million from IMF to foster sustainable development
    02 june 2018 07:18:03
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday completed the second review of Niger’s economic and financial programme supported under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement, and approved US$20 million disbursement to the country. Full text...

  • Gambia implements IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System
    02 june 2018 05:52:39
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP) in implementing the recommendations of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Botswana thrash Mauritius 6-0 to reach quarter-final
    01 june 2018 21:04:57
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Botswana on Friday qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2018 southern Africa championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa, after thrashing Mauritius 6-0 in the final Group B match. Full text...

  • Commission calls for urgent action against chronic diseases
    01 june 2018 20:36:57
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. Full text...

  • UN chief pays tribute to fallen 'blue helmets'
    01 june 2018 20:25:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Commemorating the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers at the Organization’s headquarters, in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday paid tribute to the service and sacrifice made by UN “blue helmets” for the cause of peace around the world. Full text...

  • Africa CDC deploys volunteers to tackle Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo
    01 june 2018 18:29:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After recruiting and training 18 Congolese volunteers, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has deployed them to Equator province to support the response to Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo. Full text...

  • IMF encourages Algeria to contain inflation
    01 june 2018 18:07:54
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – As Algeria continues to face important challenges posed by the fall in oil prices four years ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the north African country to pursue an independent monetary policy that should be aimed at containing inflation. Full text...

  • ACP group of states and EU reaffirm common stance on climate change
    01 june 2018 16:31:30
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Representing 107 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the European Union, and committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the ACP-EU Council of Ministers on Friday issued a joint declaration in Brussels which reaffirms their commitments to strengthen the global response to the threat of Climate Change from all countries. Full text...

  • Major television series to unpack Zuma 'corruption scandals'
    01 june 2018 13:58:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Best selling author Jacques Pauw who played a formidable role in blowing the lid off Jacob Zuma’s presidency, has secured television rights for his explosive new book, "The President’s Keepers. " Full text...

  • Five Nigerian soldiers killed in northeast
    01 june 2018 12:00:14
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army says five soldiers have died after their vehicle ran over Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by Boko Haram terrorists along the Pridang-Bita road in Borno State in the northeast. Full text...

  • UNHCR helps survivors after traffickers kill 12 in Libya
    01 june 2018 11:41:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Human traffickers in Libya reportedly killed more than a dozen people and wounded many others after a group of some 200 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalis, being held captive, attempted to escape, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson William Spindler, said on Friday. Full text...

  • FAO touts cooperatives in growth of Africa's agriculture
    01 june 2018 11:30:46
    Utrecht, The Netherlands (PANA) - Africa boasts huge potential for social and economic development, with agribusiness poised to play a major role. However, without policies and partnerships that enable smallholder farmers - including subsistence farmers and pastoralists - to participate in and benefit from the growth, that opportunity will turn into risk, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on Friday. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    01 june 2018 11:02:14
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches new pictorial tobacco health warning labels
    01 june 2018 10:53:07
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health Ministry on Friday launched a new set of pictorial health warning labels on tobacco packages to sensitise the population on the harmful effects of cigarette smoking. The new labels will replace the existing once set which date back to 2009. Full text...

  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    01 june 2018 09:21:39
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • Migration is a net-gain for Africa, says UN report
    01 june 2018 04:16:59
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The large-scale migration of people within Africa tends to boost growth and lifts the continent’s whole economy, a new United Nations report has said, urging the world to dispel misconceptions and “harmful narratives” targeting migration. Full text...

  • Countries back ‘ambitious and comprehensive’ reform of UN development system
    01 june 2018 04:09:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday gave the green light to a bold new plan to make sustainable development a reality, described by UN chief António Guterres as “the most ambitious and comprehensive transformation of the UN development system in decades”. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Quarter-final fixtures released
    01 june 2018 04:00:40
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - With Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Zimbabwe drawing bye into the quarter-finals and Madagascar reaching that level, here are the fixtures in that round. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Madagascar qualify for quarter-finals
    01 june 2018 03:55:47
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Madagascar on Thursday qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2018 southern Africa championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • UN agencies fight against environmental risks that cause 12.6 million deaths a year
    31 may 2018 19:45:16
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Two United Nations agencies are combining their expertise to counter the growing threat of extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, which cause more than 12.6 million deaths a year, it was announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • Jammeh sued over HIV/AIDS “Cure”
    31 may 2018 15:30:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Three survivors of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s fraudulent and destructive HIV and AIDS “treatment programme”, on Thursday filed a legal action in the tiny West African country’s High Court. Full text...

  • Kenya Ports chief sent home over incompetence
    31 may 2018 14:49:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director, Catherine Mturi-Wairi, has been sent on compulsory leave over her failure to curb congestion at the port.Full text...

  • Tobacco, leading cause of preventable deaths in Kenya - Minister
    31 may 2018 14:43:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Tobacco use has been identified as the leading cause of preventable deaths in Kenya. It is one of the leading contributors towards the rising burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in the country, Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki, said Thursday. Full text...

  • Bidouane named Africa legendry captain to 2018 IAAF Continental Cup
    31 may 2018 13:56:53
    Nairiobi, Kenya (PANA) - Retired Moroccan hurdler who specialised in the 400m has been named Africa's honourary captain and legendary athlete to the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018. Full text...

  • Renowned Ghanaian Sculptor, El Anatsui, inducted into 250-member American Academy of Arts and Letters
    31 may 2018 13:11:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The last is yet to be heard of the avalanche of accolades coming to renowned Ghanaian Artist/Sculptor, Professor El Anatsui. Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    31 may 2018 11:39:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • MSF says thousands of people caught in intense fighting in northern S. Sudan
    31 may 2018 11:31:29
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says since the end of April, the conflict-ravaged counties of Leer and Mayendit, in South Sudan’s north, have once again been wracked by violence. Full text...

  • Sweden supports drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel
    31 may 2018 09:59:31
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Sweden, through the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will support drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel, with a focus on Burkina Faso and Mali. Full text...

  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    31 may 2018 09:43:47
    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...


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