• President Zuma addresses Zimbabwe impasse
    18 november 2017 15:48:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday said the African region was committed to supporting "the people of Zimbabwe" following this week’s dramatic military intervention, and expressed optimism that the situation could be resolved peacefully. Full text...

  • Nigeria sets up panel on death of 26 women found dead in Mediterranean
    18 november 2017 15:38:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – After ignoring news of the death of 26 teenage Nigerian migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean early this month, the Nigerian federal government on Saturday said it has set up a ministerial committee to examine the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.Full text...

  • South Africa's opposition EFF canvases for asylum for Mugabe
    18 november 2017 12:23:53
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on the government to grant Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe political asylum. Full text...

  • Kenya gears up for Kakamega Forest Marathon
    18 november 2017 11:17:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya is gearing up for the third edition of the Kakamega Forest Marathon on 25 November in Kakamega County, western Kenya. Full text...

  • 'Betting firms key contributors to Kenya Exchequer'
    18 november 2017 11:01:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - With over 45 sports betting and gaming companies in Kenya, the firms contribute over US$2 billion to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) annually, a mobile telephony service provider company head said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Kirui, Ayana predict fast times at Delhi Half Marathon
    18 november 2017 10:46:47
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Fast times will be the obvious target of all the top runners at the 13th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon with 2017 world champions Geoffrey Kirui and Almaz Ayana both looking to make a big impact at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday. Full text...

  • 'Solidarity rally' gets under way in Harare to force President Mugabe out
    18 november 2017 10:37:33
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans are attending a rally in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe who has led the country since independence in 1980.Full text...

  • Ministerial reshuffle highlighted in Mauritius this week
    18 november 2017 09:51:21
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - This week was marked in Mauritius by a cabinet reshuffle that saw the first ever appointment of a woman to the post of Vice Prime Minister and the entry of a third woman in the 24-member cabinet. Full text...

  • Saturday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    18 november 2017 06:54:55
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...

  • CAF Conf. Cup: TP Mazembe, SuperSport United set for first leg final on Sunday
    18 november 2017 06:15:02
    Lubumbashi, DRC (PANA) - The first leg of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup final comes off on Sunday at Lubumbashi, DR Congo, between SuperSport United of South Africa and DR Congo giants TP Mazembe.Full text...

  • CAF organises draw for 2018 CHAN
    18 november 2017 05:36:49
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Organising Committee for the 2018 Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco has held the draw of the final tournament that will run from 13 January to 4 February 2018. Full text...

  • New UN funding to help sustain critical aid programmes in Chad
    18 november 2017 05:15:27
    Ndjamena, Chad (PANA) – The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding which supports critical relief operations in crises around the world – has allocated US$11 million to help meet the life-saving needs of some 147,000 people in southern Chad, where aid operations are faltering in want of resources. Full text...

  • UN chief urges cooperation to tackle security challenges in Mediterranean
    18 november 2017 05:06:32
    New York, USA (PANA) – The Mediterranean – a confluence of civilizations, cultures, religions, trade and migration – is facing multiple security challenges, such as terrorism, illicit trade in narcotics, environmental degradation and forced displacement, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. Full text...

  • UN conference closes with renewed urgency to tackle climate change
    18 november 2017 04:56:41
    Bonn, Germany (PANA) - The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, with delegations expressing a renewed sense of urgency and a need for greater ambition to tackle climate change. Full text...

  • US spends $4 billion on HIV/AIDS programme in Nigeria
    17 november 2017 21:03:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) said on Friday that it has spent over $4 billion on HIV/AIDS response programme in Nigeria since 2004.Full text...

  • Gambia to pay compensation to journalists victimized by ex-president Jammeh
    17 november 2017 20:55:30
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambian government will start paying compensation to three journalists victimized by former president Yahya Jammeh before the end of the year, PANA confirmed Friday.Full text...

  • Three shot dead in Kenyan opposition march in Nairobi
    17 november 2017 20:46:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Three people were shot dead and scores of others wounded when police used live ammunition against supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who braved tear gas, water cannon trucks and road barricades to welcome him back from a tour of the United States on Friday, witnesses and opposition party officials said.Full text...

  • (ROUNDUP) Zimbabwe ruling party calls for Mugabe to step down
    17 november 2017 20:09:13
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Eight out of 10 Provincial Coordinating Committees (PCC) of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party have called on President Robert Mugabe to step down as president of the country and President and First Secretary of the party. Full text...

  • Buhari condoles Iran, Iraq on "devastating" earthquake
    17 november 2017 17:35:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday commiserated with e Iranians and Iraqis on the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands.Full text...

  • Day 6 fixtures of Rwandan first division football league
    17 november 2017 13:59:38
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are fixtures of Day 6 of Rwandan first division football league to be played this weekend.Full text...

  • Rwandan cyclist Uwizeyimana wins stage 5 of Tour du Rwanda
    17 november 2017 13:43:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Bonaventure Uwizeyimana on Friday won the fifth stage of the 2017 Tour du Rwanda, while his compatriot Joseph Areruya retained the yellow jersey.Full text...

  • Regional handball defending champions pull out of tournament
    17 november 2017 11:55:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - East and Central Africa Club men and women handball champions Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and Nairobi Water respectively will not defend their titles after pulling out of the tournament slated for 21-26 November in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Full text...

  • IFAD hails France support to small scale farmers in developing countries
    17 november 2017 11:44:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is in Paris to take part in a roundtable that will review results from an independent evaluation of France's partnership with IFAD, the specialised UN agency said in a news dispatch Friday. Full text...

  • President Mugabe makes first public appearance since Zimbabwean crisis started
    17 november 2017 11:31:35
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who is facing a military coup in his country, on Friday made his first public appearance since armoured vehicles rolled into Harare last Tuesday evening.Full text...

  • IAAF ratifies Jepkosgei 10km World Record
    17 november 2017 10:55:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has ratified the women 10km world record set by Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya in Prague on 9 September, 2017.Full text...

  • Friday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    17 november 2017 10:31:54
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda.Full text...

  • Friday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    17 november 2017 10:29:26
    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...

  • 'No one safe from global pollution without concerted action' - warns UNEP
    17 november 2017 10:24:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Everyone on earth is affected by pollution, according to a new report issued by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday in Nairobi.Full text...

  • South African Justice minister denies Chris Han's killer parole again
    17 november 2017 09:21:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Justice Minister Michael Masutha on Friday denied parole to Janusz Walus who nearly sparked a full-blown race war by assassinating South Africa Communist Party leader Chris Hani ahead of the country’s historic first democratic elections. Full text...

  • SADC holds extraordinary summit to consider Zimbabwe’s political crisis
    17 november 2017 06:44:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An urgent extraordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is due to be held on Friday in Gaborone, Botswana, to consider the situation in Zimbabwe following the military takeover of the country’s administration on Tuesday.Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    17 november 2017 06:13:23
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania.Full text...

  • Friday’s exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    17 november 2017 05:11:14
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's average interbank exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • 'UN plan for post-conflict transition in Libya makes headway'
    17 november 2017 05:02:42
    New York, US (PANA) – The political process for a successful post-conflict transition in Libya has made significant headway over the past two months, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan Supreme Court retreats to write ruling on election annulment
    16 november 2017 18:03:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court, David Maraga on Thursday announced the finalization of marathon sittings on a challenge to the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and promised a ruling would be made on 20 Nov on the validity of the elections. Full text...

  • Estonian President Kaljulaid on official visit in Rwanda
    16 november 2017 17:52:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Thursday started a two-day official visit to Rwanda on the second leg of a two-nation Africa tour that she started in Ethiopia.Full text...

  • Rwanda braces itself for cashless economy
    16 november 2017 17:35:02
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda on Thursday launched a one-month public enlightenment campaign before introducing the use of electronic money instead of cash transactions.Full text...

  • Final draw of CECAFA national teams 2017
    16 november 2017 16:31:35
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Below is the final draw released Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya, for national football teams that are expected to participate in the regional competition of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) to be hosted by Kenya from 3-7 December this year. Full text...

  • UN agency to repatriate 180 Sierra Leoneans from Libya
    16 november 2017 16:27:08
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has agreed to facilitate the repatriation of 180 Sierra Leoneans stranded in Libya, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here announced on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Eritrea's Eyob Metkel wins Stage 4 of Tour du Rwanda
    16 november 2017 13:35:10
    Bugesera, Rwanda (PANA) - Eyob Metkel, a 24-year-old Eritrean, riding for South African-based Team Dimension Data of Qhubeka, on Thursday won Stage 4 of the Tour du Rwanda to claim his first victory of competition.Full text...

  • Global leaders call for action to help young refugees, IDPs
    16 november 2017 13:25:54
    Doha, Qatar (PANA) – An international panel on education has called for action to help young refugees and internally displaced youths.Full text...

  • Benin deploys 150 soldiers to fight Boko Haram in Lake Chad region
    16 november 2017 13:07:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Benin has deployed 150 soldiers to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region.Full text...

  • Chronic undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa increases - FAO
    16 november 2017 12:57:36
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The number of undernourished people in sub-Saharan Africa has increased mainly due to the impact of conflict and climate change with the situation pointing to the urgent need to build affected communities' resilience and to find peaceful solutions that strengthen food security, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa opposition calls for fresh Zimbabwe elections
    16 november 2017 11:58:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said the instability in Zimbabwe is cause for concern for all African countries which stand for democracy on the continent. Full text...

  • FIFA announces Seeding Pots for final draw for 2017 World Cup
    16 november 2017 11:02:22
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - With Peru completing the line-up of 32 teams for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the seeding pots for the final draw on 1 December have been announced on Thursday by FIFA, the world football governing body. Full text...

  • Nigeria says death of two citizens in South Africa being investigated
    16 november 2017 10:00:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government on Thursday said that two of its citizens have been killed in South Africa and it is following police investigations on the cases.Full text...

  • Thursday's foreign exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    16 november 2017 09:51:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • President Zuma convenes urgent SADC meeting on Zimbabwe
    16 november 2017 09:44:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma, who is also chairperson of gthe Southern African Development Community (SADC), has convened a crisis meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • 14 killed, 29 injured in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
    16 november 2017 09:14:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Police on Thursday said that 14 civilians were killed and 29 others were injured in multiple Boko Haram attacks in a crowded suburb of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the terrorists' activities in northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria's inflation declines for 9th consecutive month to 15.91% in October
    16 november 2017 09:04:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the inflation rate, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), has further dropped to 15.91% in October, from 15.98% recorded in September.Full text...

  • Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    16 november 2017 08:56:08
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...


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