• 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 2, Group A matches
    30 may 2018 05:29:07
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Day 2, Group A matches played on Tuesday in the 2018 southern African championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • UN releases $2.7 million to help cyclone-hit 'Somaliland'
    29 may 2018 20:33:01
    Hargeisa, Somaliland (PANA) - Following a visit to a cyclone-hit community in ‘Somaliland’, the United Nations has released close to $3 million to help people affected by an unprecedented storm which delivered a full year's worth of rain in just a few days, compounding damage caused by recent severe flooding. Full text...

  • Suspected Islamists in Mozambique attack villages
    29 may 2018 20:20:18
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - A suspected Islamist armed group attacked two rural village in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado over the weekend, killing at least 10 people, including children. Full text...

  • Guterres honours dedication and sacrifice of UN peacekeepers
    29 may 2018 20:14:50
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday attended a ceremony at the base of UN peacekeepers in Mali called MINUSMA, in Bamako, to pay tribute to fallen peacekeepers. Full text...

  • Getting medicine to flood victims in Somalia, no matter what
    29 may 2018 19:58:02
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – Recent flash and river flooding in Somalia has affected an estimated 772,000 people and displaced nearly 230,000 people from their homes, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Spirit of compromise needed to combat workplace ‘brutalism’ – ILO
    29 may 2018 19:57:25
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The head of the United Nations labour agency has called for a new spirit of cooperation and consensus between workers, employers and Governments, to end what he called the “new brutalism” of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. Full text...

  • UN chief arrives in Mali to honour fallen peacekeepers
    29 may 2018 19:56:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Mali on Tuesday to honour the service and sacrifice of peacekeepers around the world, marking the official International Day of UN Peacekeepers. Full text...

  • Portugal to host inaugural EurAfrican Forum
    29 may 2018 13:55:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - More than 300 African and European leaders, political and economic decision-makers, entrepreneurs and representatives of associations and the civil society, will converge in Estoril, Portugal, on July 10 for the inaugural EurAfrican Forum.Full text...

  • UNEP, IAAF partner in clean air campaign
    29 may 2018 13:51:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the IAAF Tuesday announced a new partnership to address the issue of air quality which is leading to 7 million deaths across the world. Full text...

  • IFAD VP, Kenya Deputy President discuss rural development investments
    29 may 2018 13:42:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has concluded a five-day visit to Kenya where she met with Deputy President William Ruto and other high-ranking government officials. Full text...

  • Kenyan State oil corporation, top bank seal oil supply deal
    29 may 2018 13:34:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) on Tuesday launched a partnership between itself, Equity Bank and Eqwipetrol, a recently launched local fuel supply company.Full text...

  • AfDB, Green Climate Fund and Africa 50 support Desert to Power programme
    29 may 2018 13:28:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert to Power programme. Full text...

  • Sudan poised to sign three international agreements
    29 may 2018 11:53:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan is finally heading to sign three international agreements which it has for a long time brushed aside on the ground that some of their articles are against Islamic sharia jurisdictions. Full text...

  • Air Seychelles orders A320neo Airbus aircraft
    29 may 2018 11:43:50
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Seychelles, on Tuesday announced its first order of the new generation A320neo (new engine option) aircraft as part of the plan to refresh its fleet and increase efficiency on its regional network. Full text...

  • Mauritius hosts 9th SADC Regional UN Public Administration Network workshop
    29 may 2018 11:33:06
    Pointe-aux-Piments, Mauritius (PANA) - The 9th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) workshop focusing on the future of public service in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution is underway at Le Meriden Hotel in Pointe-aux-Piments, northern Mauritius. Full text...

  • Band to celebrate Mandela's centenary
    29 may 2018 10:46:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Five-time Grammy-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will honour former world statesman Nelson Mandela with three concerts at the State Theatre in Pretoria this weekend. Full text...

  • FAO hosts debate on policies to tackle rural population dynamics Mediterranean region
    29 may 2018 10:37:51
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Countries around the Mediterranean region "should aim towards a forward-looking dialogue" geared to food security and more inclusive rural development to better govern migration dynamics, Maria Helena Semedo, the UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) Deputy Director General, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Real Madrid Football Academy takes off in Nigeria
    29 may 2018 10:13:36
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, on Monday performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's Rivers State.Full text...

  • 'We secured release of 106 Chibok, 104 Dapchi girls, 16,000 others from captivity' – Buhari
    29 may 2018 10:03:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Beating his chest for a job well done, President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration degraded the capacity of the Boko Haram insurgency, leading to the release of 106 Chibok and 104 Dapchi girls, as well as over 16,000 other persons held by the insurgents.Full text...

  • President Buhari vows to win war against corruption
    29 may 2018 09:55:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Appealing for support from all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated the determination of his administration to win the war against corruption, no matter how difficult the project will be. Full text...

  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    29 may 2018 08:04:18
    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...

  • 2018 tourist arrivals in Mauritius forecast to hit 1.41 million
    29 may 2018 06:45:11
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Statistics Mauritius, a Mauritian governmental body, said on Tuesday that tourist arrivals are forecast of 1.41 million in 2018. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 2, Group A matches on Tuesday
    29 may 2018 06:34:47
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are Group A, Day 2 fixtures at the 2018 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Tuesday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • Rights group urges Libyan parties to create conditions for free, fair vote
    29 may 2018 06:22:29
    Paris, France (PANA) – French President Emmanuel Macron should ensure that four Libyan leaders meeting in Paris on Tuesday, pledge to improve human rights and ensure conditions conducive for a free and fair vote ahead of any planned elections, Human Rights Watch has said. Full text...

  • UN chief in Mali to mark International Day of UN Peacekeepers (A UN feature)
    29 may 2018 06:04:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - On the eve of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Tuesday, in the dimly lit streets of Bamako, the Malian police set out to conduct a night patrol with the support of UN police officers. Full text...

  • CAR crisis ‘breaks my heart’, says senior UN aid official
    29 may 2018 06:03:31
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The already serious humanitarian situation in Central African Republic (CAR) has worsened amid a spike in violence which threatens to overtake almost every area of the country, a top UN aid official said on Monday. Full text...

  • WHO deploys personnel to control cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s Adamawa state
    28 may 2018 19:53:00
    Yola, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO has deployed 39 staff with plans underway to engage additional 15 ad-hoc personnel, to rapidly contain a confirmed outbreak of cholera in Mubi North and South local government areas (LGAs) of Adamawa state in Nigeria. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 1, Group B matches
    28 may 2018 19:36:51
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Group B, Day 1 matches at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Monday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • ILO head urges renewed spirit of tripartism to tackle world of work challenges
    28 may 2018 18:09:51
    Geneva (PANA) – Governments, employers, and workers from around the world are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss a proposed international treaty on violence and harassment in the workplace. Full text...

  • Black player selected to captain historically-white Springbok rugby team
    28 may 2018 15:51:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just days after South African rugby was rocked by a major race scandal, Siya Kolisi was named as the first black captain of the South African national team on Monday. Full text...

  • Buhari's 3-year score-card: Info minister says Fed. Gov't delivering on campaign promises
    28 may 2018 14:07:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Presenting the three-year scorecard of Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, to Nigerians, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Buhari Administration has kept its social contract with the Nigerian people by delivering on its campaign promises.Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    28 may 2018 13:16:10
    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...

  • Global tea consumption, production driven by robust demand in China, India - FAO
    28 may 2018 11:15:51
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Global tea consumption and production are projected to keep rising over the next decade, driven by robust demand in developing and emerging countries. Full text...

  • Coton Sport strengthens lead in Cameroonian football league
    28 may 2018 11:04:14
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Coton Sport has maintained its lead in the Cameroonian football championship MTN Elite One, thanks to its 1-0 win against AS Fortuna in Day 21 matches played on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigerian civil society organisations mourn victims of violence
    28 may 2018 10:58:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian civil society groups have declared Monday "a national day of mourning and remembrance to honor the victims of violence" across the country. Full text...

  • Monday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    28 may 2018 10:48:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    28 may 2018 10:39:04
    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...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    28 may 2018 06:48:37
    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...

  • Amnesty International's West Africa Researcher Gaëtan Mootoo passes on
    28 may 2018 02:42:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Amnesty International on Sunday announced the death of Gaëtan Mootoo, Researcher for West Africa, who had been with the organisation for over 30 years.Full text...

  • Children must be at heart of response to Ebola outbreak in DRC – UNICEF
    28 may 2018 02:38:11
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Children continue to be at risk and are affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), making it essential that their health and wellbeing are prioritized in the response. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 1, Group B matches scheduled for Monday
    28 may 2018 02:30:15
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are Group B, Day 1 fixtures at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Monday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • Petition to punish Sergio Ramos for intentionally hurting Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, hits 100,000 mark
    27 may 2018 18:21:24
    Kiev, Ukraine (PANA) - A petition for UEFA and FIFA to punish Sergio Ramos for intentionally hurting Liverpool and Egyptian star Mohamed Salah has passed 100,000 signatures. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Group A, Day 1 matches
    27 may 2018 17:36:40
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Group A, Day 1 matches at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Sunday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • Ministerial Working Group on Single African Air Transport Market meets in Togo
    27 may 2018 06:42:41
    Lone, Togo (PANA) - The fourth meeting of the Ministerial Working Group on the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) takes place in Lome, Togo, on Monday, to harmonize Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASAs) among members of the Single African Air Transport Market, among other objectives. Full text...

  • Rwanda ratifies AfCFTA, Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport
    27 may 2018 06:25:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Rwanda on Saturday deposited its ratification instruments of the Agreement on the Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport, with the African Union Commission (AUC). Full text...

  • General Coordinators, Media Officers sharpen skills for tasks ahead in African football
    27 may 2018 05:41:34
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - More than 60 persons designated as General Coordinators and Media Officers took part in a training course from 24-25 May, 2018, at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, to meet the growing demands of CAF competitions and events. Full text...

  • Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hospital highlights dangers - WHO
    27 may 2018 05:26:34
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is “not unexpected”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, underlining the need to step up efforts to explain the dangers of the deadly disease to affected communities. Full text...

  • ‘What is good for Africa is good for the world’, says UN chief on Africa Day
    27 may 2018 05:11:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 1 matches take place on Sunday
    27 may 2018 04:49:29
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Two-time runners up Mozambique, take on Madagascar in Group A as this year’s southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, begins on Sunday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • Australian firm abandons bid in Tanzania over Mbengué Gold Project in Côte d’Ivoire
    26 may 2018 11:41:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Manas Resources Limited, an Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)-listed gold company has announced the termination of its bid to acquire Victoria gold project, in Tanzania, after a lack of progress to transfer the licence, as well as challenging conditions facing mining companies operating in the country. Full text...


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