• Kenya: Malaria outbreak kills 30 in Northern Kenya amid public health crisis
    05 october 2017 12:24:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – A nationwide malaria outbreak has claimed the lives of 30 people, mostly children, in the dry and remote regions of Kenya and along the coastal region, top government officials said Thursday.Full text...

  • US: Rights group accuses CAR armed groups of using sexual violence as weapon of war
    05 october 2017 11:58:29
    New York, US (PANA) – A human rights group has accused armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) of using rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict.Full text...

  • Italy: Vegetable oils give a lift to FAO Food Price Index
    05 october 2017 11:15:13
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains, the UN food agency reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Gabon: Thursday's forex rates for CFAF in Central Africa
    05 october 2017 11:10:52
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC).Full text...

  • Congo: Italian companies seek investment in Congo's infrastructural dev't
    05 october 2017 11:07:21
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Representatives of Italian companies - Asteq, Antonio Zanini and Ediverde - have expressed their strong desire to invest in Congo's infrastructural development. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Thursday's exchange rates for Ouguiya
    05 october 2017 10:36:43
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Tunisia to cooperate with Burkina Faso in several areas'
    05 october 2017 10:17:19
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has expressed his country’s desire to cooperate with Burkina Faso in several domains.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda trains radar engineers
    05 october 2017 08:50:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A dozen radar engineers and operators recruited by Rwanda Meteorological Department are undergoing a one-week training to equip them with knowledge and skills on the interpretation and application of the newly introduced Doppler weather radar products and technology in the country.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Thursday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    05 october 2017 08:35:29
    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...

  • Tunisia: Rights group demands freedom for Mauritanian opposition leader
    05 october 2017 07:01:40
    Tunis, Tunis (PANA) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) is asking the Mauritanian authorities to free opposition leader, Mohamed Ould Ghadda, or grant him a prompt and fair trial, if they have sufficient evidence to try him for a recognizable criminal offence. Full text...

  • Gambia: Thursday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    05 october 2017 06:42:30
    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...

  • US: UN aspires to create ‘space’ for women in science and technology
    05 october 2017 06:40:08
    New York, US (PANA) – A three-day event on how to, among other things, improve women’s involvement in the aerospace sector as well as in the fields of science, technology and mathematics, kicked off on Wednesday under the leadership of two United Nations offices. Full text...

  • Ghana: Thursday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    05 october 2017 06:32:14
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Thursday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Congo: Congo weighed down by US$9.14bn public debt
    05 october 2017 06:31:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – With its estimated public and publicly-guaranteed debt of about US$9.14 billion (CFAF 5,329 billion), equivalent to 110 percent of GDP, the Republic of Congo faces significant macroeconomic imbalances, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that on Wednesday concluded a 10-day mission to the country’s capital, Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Thursday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    05 october 2017 06:27:18
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN expert urges Switzerland to do more keep ‘dirty money’ at bay
    04 october 2017 22:45:51
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Highlighting the problems posed by illicit financial flows globally, including undermining rule of law and human rights, a United Nations human rights expert has called on Switzerland to ensure that so called dirty money – which stems from tax evasion and corruption – does not enter its financial market. Full text...

  • US: Implement Paris climate accord ‘with greater ambition’ - Guterres
    04 october 2017 22:38:27
    New York, US (PANA) – Pointing to scientific evidence warning of increased extreme weather events, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, urged all countries to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change “with greater ambition”. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Counselling, dieting among new WHO guidelines on child obesity
    04 october 2017 22:06:58
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – An estimated 41 million children under five years old are obese or overweight, United Nations health experts warned on Wednesday, launching new guidelines to tackle what they call a global epidemic. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Poultry industry stakeholders in Africa seek to upgrade productivity
    04 october 2017 19:28:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A high-level international conference and exhibition, dubbed 'Poultry Africa', ended in Kigali on Wednesday after challenging discussions on poultry productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa, which should also meet international standards. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: Peace, decisive reforms remain key to CAR’s recovery - IMF
    04 october 2017 19:13:03
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – Restoration of peace, redeployment of the state, and decisive implementation of reforms will be key to achieve sustained economic recovery and medium term growth in Central African Republic (CAR) above the projected 4 percent for this year, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that on Wednesday concluded its visit to the capital, Bangui. Full text...

  • Liberia: Liberia’s HIV prevalence now 2.1 percent of population
    04 october 2017 18:43:23
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Health authorities here have announced that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence is now about 2.1 percent of the nearly 4.2 million Liberian population. Full text...

  • Liberia: Political campaigning paralyses Liberian parliament
    04 october 2017 18:35:30
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Liberia’s 103-member parliament has gone into semi-coma as the lawmakers in both the upper and lower houses have taken to the campaign trail to seek votes for themselves and political parties in the ensuing presidential and legislative elections slated for 10 October 2017. Full text...

  • Sudan: Somali President on visit to Sudan
    04 october 2017 17:49:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – President Mohamed Abdalla Mohamed Ali of Somalia arrived in Khartoum Wednesday on a two-day visit and he was received by Sudanese President Omar Bashir. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone releases Nigerian preacher from protective custody
    04 october 2017 17:38:35
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leonean police on Wednesday released Nigerian evangelist Victor Ajesafe who has been under protective custody for a week at the Central Investigations Department in Freetown. Full text...

  • Libya: UNSMIL condemns attack on Misrata court house
    04 october 2017 16:27:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned Wednesday’s suicide attack against a court house in the Libyan city of Misrata, where at least three persons were killed and over 15 others injured. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC Chairperson extends his condolences following Las Vegas Attack
    04 october 2017 15:18:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has extended his most sincere condolences to the families of those who died in the mass shooting tragedy on Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC qualifier: 'Nigeria won't underrate Zambia in Uyo,' pledges Super Eagles coach
    04 october 2017 14:31:24
    Uyo, Nigeria (PANA) - With two matches left in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Africa Zone qualifying series, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are on top of Group B with an impressive 10 points from four matches against their closest challenger, Chipolopolo of Zambia, on seven points. Full text...

  • South Africa: Outrage over Oscar Pistorius movie
    04 october 2017 13:33:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The family of jailed paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, has expressed outrage over a film released in the United States about the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.Full text...

  • US: IMF reiterates commitment to gender equality in workplace
    04 october 2017 10:22:09
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has received the level of certification of Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), which recognises the Fund’s commitment to and progress in monitoring, benchmarking, and achieving workplace gender equality. Full text...

  • US: Media watchdog demands release of Zimbabwe journalist
    04 october 2017 10:06:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Media watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Zimbabwean authorities to immediately release NewsDay journalist Kenneth Nyangani and drop all charges against him. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    04 october 2017 09:59:43
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...

  • Gambia: Wednesday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    04 october 2017 09:55:09
    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...

  • UK: Mobile broadband boosts economy, report reveals
    04 october 2017 09:52:43
    London, UK (PANA) - In a report conducted in collaboration with the Imperial College of London, Ericsson Research has confirmed that when a country adopts mobile broadband, the result is solid overall economic development.Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau: Good cashew prices boost household incomes in Guinea-Bissau
    04 october 2017 09:39:54
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) - Record high prices of cashew have significantly increased incomes for rural households in Guinea-Bissau, besides supporting general economic activity in the West African country, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) that has just concluded a two-week visit to the capital, Bissau. Full text...

  • Gabon: Wednesday's forex rates for the CFAF in Central Africa
    04 october 2017 08:23:23
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivoirien authorities take measures to spur economic growth
    04 october 2017 07:36:57
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire and a mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on the need to accelerate structural reforms critical to sustaining private sector-led economic growth which would spur growth and reinforce the West African country’s regional economic role. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana’s regulator approves Airtel‐Tigo merger
    04 october 2017 07:32:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) on Tuesday approved the merger between Bharti Ghana Limited (Airtel) and Millicom Ghana Limited (Tigo) to proceed further which is, however, subject to conditions, online ET Telecom reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Wednesday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    04 october 2017 06:34:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...

  • Ghana: Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    04 october 2017 06:10:45
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • US: UN Secretary-General urges dialogue in Cameroon to resolve grievances
    03 october 2017 20:34:55
    New York, US (PANA) – Strongly condemning recent violence in south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon, including reported loss of life, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres o Tuesday urged all stakeholders to refrain from any further acts of violence and called on the authorities to investigate the incidents. Full text...

  • US: Guterres names new head of UN Population Fund
    03 october 2017 20:30:24
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday appointed Dr Natalia Kanem of Panama to head the UN Population Fund. Full text...

  • Switzerland: HIV-related stigma, discrimination prevent people from accessing health services – UN
    03 october 2017 20:17:51
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – People living with HIV who experience high levels of stigma are more than twice as likely to delay enrolment into care than people who do not perceive such stigma, a United Nations report released on Tuesday reveals. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: FIFA slaps penalties on African countries for various offences in WC qualifiers
    03 october 2017 20:09:43
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Football's governing body, FIFA, has slapped various penalties on several African countries for various offences during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers played in September.Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN and partners aim to slash 90 percent of cholera deaths by 2030
    03 october 2017 19:42:21
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - An ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 will be launched Wednesday by the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), a diverse network of more than 50 UN and international agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs that support countries affected by the disease, the UN health agency announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: Remittances to recover modestly after two years of decline – WB report
    03 october 2017 18:20:58
    Washington, US (PANA) - Remittances to low- and middle-income countries are on course to recover in 2017 after two consecutive years of decline, said the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, released Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan poll chief meets with presidential candidates over deadlock
    03 october 2017 17:53:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The deadlock over the holding of a fresh presidential election on 26 Oct. appeared to deepen on Tuesday, after the opposition alliance said it made no progress in addressing the key demands it considered crucial to creating a level playing field for the conduct of the vote. Full text...

  • Rwanda: RwandAir Express launches Kigali-Dakar route
    03 october 2017 15:45:53
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan flag carrier, RwandAir Express, on Tuesday said it has launched a new route from Kigali to Senegal's capital city, Dakar, according to an official statement made available to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights body condemns arrest of journo over 'used underwear' story
    03 october 2017 15:40:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Amnesty International has condemned the arrest of Zimbabwean journalist, Kenneth Nyangani, for reporting that the First Lady Grace Mugabe donated used clothes to party supporters in Mutare. Full text...

  • Kenya: Somalia minister warns severe hunger still major humanitarian concern
    03 october 2017 15:37:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somali humanitarian affairs Minister, Maryam Qasim, warned on Tuesday that severe malnutrition and hunger remained a major threat to the Horn of Africa country despite the successful efforts to stop the region’s worst drought from becoming a major humanitarian catastrophe. Full text...

  • Kenya: IFAD to grant Burundi US$ 24.9 million for rural finance inclusion
    03 october 2017 15:21:26
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A total of 99,200 Burundian rural households in 17 provinces will benefit from a financial agreement signed on Tuesday between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Burundi, the UN agency has said. Full text...


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