• UN Security Council welcomes results of Mali's presidential elections
    25 august 2018 06:17:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The members of the Security Council on Friday welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential polls in Mali, which saw the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, and insisted on the urgent need to accelerate the implementation of the peace agreement. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: Results from Day 2 matches in North Zone qualifiers on Friday
    25 august 2018 06:05:22
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Here are all the results from Day 2 matches on Friday in the North Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 men's AFCON, to be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Japan win maiden Cup, beat Spain 3-1 in finals
    24 august 2018 19:57:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - Japan on Friday won their maiden Under-20 Women's World Cup after beating Spain 3-1 in the match played at the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes, in France. Full text...

  • Former Uganda Police chief Kayihura arraigned in court
    24 august 2018 19:36:02
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) – Uganda’s former Police chief, Gen. Kale Kayihura, who has been in military detention, on Friday appeared before a General Court Martial sitting at Makindye military police barracks in Kampala. Full text...

  • New study cautions on irrigation technology investments without policies to save freshwater
    24 august 2018 18:50:33
    Washington D.C, US (PANA) - Increasing irrigation efficiency through irrigation technologies alone is failing to reduce water consumption and, paradoxically, may even be making water scarcity worse, a new study has found. Full text...

  • Ghana government proposes 13 September for Kofi Annan's state burial
    24 august 2018 18:35:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The late former secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, will be buried in Accra on 13 September if his family agrees with the proposal of the government, Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has said. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Uganda, Ethiopia reach Central-East Zone final qualifying match
    24 august 2018 17:35:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Uganda and Ethiopia on Friday reached the finals of the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will take place in Tanzania next year. Full text...

  • 3RD UPDATE: Zimbabwe opposition leader Chamisa accepts court's verdict dismissing his petition
    24 august 2018 17:26:45
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The losing candidate in Zimbabwe's 30 July presidential election, Nelson Chamisa, has accepted the verdict of the Constitutional Court that dismissed his petition against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory. Full text...

  • Namibia opens two solar plants to diversify its energy mix
    24 august 2018 16:39:18
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) – Namibia has opened two solar plants, Ejuva One and Ejuva Two, built at a total cost of US$21 million in Gobabis, capital of the eastern Omaheke Region. Full text...

  • 2ND UPDATE: Mnangagwa reiterates peace, unity appeal
    24 august 2018 16:19:46
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's president-elect, Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose victory in the 30 July elections was upheld by the Constitutional Court on Friday, has called for peace and unity in the Southern African country. Full text...

  • UPDATE: Zimbabwe Constitutional Court upholds President Mnangagwa's election victory
    24 august 2018 15:17:24
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on Friday upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory in the 30 July presidential election, state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) announced. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Zimbabwe Constitutional Court upholds President Mnangagwa's election victory
    24 august 2018 14:34:13
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on Friday upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory in the 30 July election, state-broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation announced. Full text...

  • Small-scale horticulture project transforming lives in Kenya (An AfDB Feature)
    24 august 2018 13:47:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A decade after going through a food crisis and in the aftermath of the drought in 2016-2017, Kenya is aiming to achieve self-sufficiency in food products such as maize, tomato, cabbage, rice, beans, milk and meat. Full text...

  • ‘Gold price may bounce back amid currency depreciation’ – World Gold Council
    24 august 2018 09:35:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The gold price has fallen to a 20-month low amid sharp emerging-market currency depreciation, South Africa’s Mining Weekly reported on Friday quoting the World Gold Council (WGC). Full text...

  • South African businessman apologises for racist rant
    24 august 2018 09:24:58
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – A South African man who sparked a national outcry over a racist video clip he posted while on holiday in Europe, on Friday issued a formal apology.Full text...

  • Nearly one million displaced people in urgent need of assistance in Ethiopia - MSF
    24 august 2018 08:43:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Over 900,000 people in Ethiopia have been displaced along the border between Gedeo zone (in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR)) and West Guji zone (Oromia region) due to a recent surge in intercommunal violence, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has said. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans await election petition judgement
    24 august 2018 07:16:02
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabweans are on Friday awaiting the verdict of the Constitutional Court in the election petition case in which the leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance Nelson Chamisa is contesting the victory of President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the 30 July presidential poll. Full text...

  • Embrace ‘people-centred multilateralism,’ UN-civil society forum urges
    24 august 2018 06:59:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The 67th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference concluded on Thursday afternoon in New York, pledging to “uplift those whose human rights are most under threat and to protect our planet by living in harmony with nature”. Full text...

  • Remembering slave trade offers chance to raise awareness – UNESCO
    24 august 2018 06:54:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - On the 20th anniversary of the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the United Nations is inviting the world to reflect on the legacy of slavery and remember to guard against racial prejudices, which continue to fuel everyday discrimination against people of African descent. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Spain vs Japan in Friday's final match
    24 august 2018 06:48:10
    Paris, France (PANA) - Spain, making a fourth appearance in the FIFA Under-20 Women's World cup, take on Japan in Friday's finals of the 2018 event in France. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifiers: Semi-final matches in Central-East Zone qualifiers
    24 august 2018 06:47:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Here are the scheduled semi-final matches on Friday in the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will take place in Tanzania next year. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Day 2 matches in North Zone qualifiers on Friday
    24 august 2018 06:46:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Coming off their opening group wins on Monday, hosts Tunisia and Morocco go into the second round of matches on Friday in the North Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, knowing fully well that only one of the four teams in the zone will qualify for Tanzania 2019. Full text...

  • Former Ghana president Mahama declares intent to contest 2020 election
    23 august 2018 15:29:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's former President John Dramani Mahama, who lost the 2016 election to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is staging a come back as he took the first step on Thursday to contest the 2020 presidential vote by sending a letter of intent to contest the flagbearership race of his party. Full text...

  • Textile, Clothing industries can drive Africa’s industrialization, benefit women (By Vanessa Moungar, Emanuela Gregorio, AfDB)
    23 august 2018 13:44:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As the African Development Bank (AfDB) celebrates World Fashion Day, we take this opportunity to reflect on the potential of the Fashion industry to create value and wealth across the continent, with women and youth at the heart of this change. Full text...

  • Trump under fire for wading into SA land debate
    23 august 2018 12:01:37
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – US President Donald Trump has hit a nerve with Pretoria by tweeting that he has asked his Secretary of State to look into land expropriation and the killing of farmers in South Africa. Full text...

  • Health expert says Sierra Leone regions see progress in water and sanitation
    23 august 2018 06:32:57
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - A water and sanitation (WATSAN) expert of the medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says the West African state of Sierra Leone has seen progress in those areas in two northern regions - Mongo and Kabala - in the last three years since a devastating outbreak of the dreaded Ebola disease in 2014-15 killed thousands of people. Full text...

  • UN remembers Kofi Annan; holds wreath-laying ceremony in his memory
    23 august 2018 06:15:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan was remembered on Wednesday as the embodiment of the global Organization that works to improve the lives of men and women worldwide. Full text...

  • ‘Finding global solutions for global problems’ focus of UN-civil society forum
    23 august 2018 06:04:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The 67th United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference kicked off on Wednesday at UN Headquarters in New York, with speeches affirming the importance of multilateralism, closer partnerships between the UN and civil society, and the role that young people have to play. Full text...

  • UN must stand together to fight devastating effects of tobacco – UN health official
    23 august 2018 05:57:52
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - United Nations agencies must join forces at the policy level and refuse interference from tobacco companies in their programmes so the destructive impact of tobacco can be effectively addressed and lives can be saved, the head of the UN tobacco control treaty watchdog (WHO FCTC Secretariat) told UN News on Wednesday. Full text...

  • WB debars Slovenian firm engaged in corrupt practices in DRC
    22 august 2018 17:15:33
    Washington, US (PANA) - The World Bank on Wednesday announced the 18-month debarment of Flycom d.o.o. (Flycom), a Slovenian provider of infrastructure services that engaged in corrupt practices under the Southern Africa Power Market Project (SAPMP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • 'IMF ready to help Angola address economic challenges', says deputy MD
    22 august 2018 16:55:58
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Government of President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço has taken important steps toward improving governance and restoring macroeconomic stability in Angola, according to Mr. Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Ethiopia, Uganda advance to semi-finals
    22 august 2018 16:08:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Ethiopia and Uganda on Wednesday qualified for the semi-finals of the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will be played in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Island of Mozambique hosts int'l Colloquium on memories of Slavery
    22 august 2018 14:51:23
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - A four-day international colloquium, organized by UNESCO and partners on the "Memories of Slavery on the Island of Mozambique: History, Resistance, Liberty and Heritage", is ongoing in the African nation. Full text...

  • 2019 AFCON: Ghana names squad to face Kenya in AFCON qualifier
    22 august 2018 11:30:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Kwasi Appiah, the head coach of Ghana's senior national football the Black Stars, has named a 21-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 qualifier against Kenya next month, dropping captain Asamoah Gyan as well as the Ayew brothers. Full text...

  • Humanitarian charity organises 'catch-up classes' for CAR children
    22 august 2018 10:58:40
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - Humanitarian charity, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is facilitating "catch-up classes" for displaced children in the Central African Republic (CAR) to help them remedy deficiencies in their academic work. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Constitutional Court begins hearing opposition election petition
    22 august 2018 10:27:26
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has on Wednesday began hearing the case in which the leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance Nelson Chamisa is contesting the victory of President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the 30 July presidential poll. Full text...

  • Ghana opens book of condolence in memory of Kofi Annan
    22 august 2018 10:02:14
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A book of condolence in honour of Mr Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General, opens at the Accra International Conference Centre on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has announced. Full text...

  • Racist video clip goes viral in South Africa
    22 august 2018 08:12:12
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Another white South African has sparked an outcry after a racist video clip of himself went viral on social media. Full text...

  • ‘Stop and listen’ to victims of terrorism, UN chief urges
    22 august 2018 05:25:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Recognising the impact of terrorism on the lives of ordinary people worldwide is the focus of the first observance of an international day that honours victims and survivors. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Tanzania, Rwanda confirm semi-final slots
    21 august 2018 19:35:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - It's now official that hosts Tanzania and Rwanda have made it to the semi-finals of the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will be played in Tanzania.Full text...

  • Guterres urges increased support to Lake Chad countries following latest Boko Haram attack
    21 august 2018 17:50:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the recent killing of villagers in Nigeria’s Borno State in which at least 19 people were killed when fighters with the terrorist group Boko Haram attacked the village of Malairi on Sunday, according to media reports. Full text...

  • FIFA shelves worldwide ban on Nigeria
    21 august 2018 16:26:20
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The world football governing body, FIFA, has shelved its plan to ban Nigeria from international soccer, citing the Nigerian Government’s pledge to abide by the protocol binding member-countries of the body. Full text...

  • Simba FC win Tanzania's Community Shield
    21 august 2018 15:45:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - League Champions Simba beat FA Cup winners, Mtibwa Sugar, 2-1 at the weekend at the CCM Kirumba stadium in Mwanza to win the Tanzanian Community Shield, a curtain raiser to the new football season. Full text...

  • Nigerian Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir
    21 august 2018 15:31:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian Muslims on Tuesday joined others across the world to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir or Eid-al-Adha, a day set aside to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son, Ishmael. Full text...

  • Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha
    21 august 2018 12:10:37
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Muslims in Ghana on Tuesday joined their colleagues around the world to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, one of the two most important festivals on the Islamic calendar. Full text...

  • Melania Trump to visit Africa in October
    21 august 2018 08:23:53
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Melania Trump has confirmed that she will visit South Africa on her first trip to the continent as First Lady in October. Full text...

  • HRW slams arrests, detentions of journalists in Nigeria
    21 august 2018 08:20:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Several recent arrests and detentions of journalists and activists in Nigeria suggest a disturbing trend toward repression of freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Somalia has 'once in generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief
    21 august 2018 07:24:40
    Baidoa, Somalia (PANA) - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Hosts Tunisia win opening Northern Zone match
    21 august 2018 05:56:31
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia began hosting the Northern Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON on a winning note, beating Libya 1-0 on Monday. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Spain qualify for final, face Japan in Friday's final match
    20 august 2018 19:46:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - Spain defeated France 1-0 on Monday, thanks to a goal by Patri in the 51st minute, to qualify for the final of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...


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