• Malian Minister of Sports blocks launch of 2018-2019 football championship
    07 january 2019 13:42:20
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Minister of Sports Jean-Claude Sidibé has blocked the start of the 2018-2019 national football league, pending the establishment of a new executive for the Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT), scheduled in principle in February, to replace the Normalisation Committee, which is currently managing the sport. Full text...

  • IAAF installs air quality monitor in Sydney
    07 january 2019 11:36:35
    Sydney, Australia (PANA) - After launching air quality monitor in Addis Ababa in November, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday launched a similar equipment in Sydney, Australia. Full text...

  • Mauritian gives birth to Siamese twins
    07 january 2019 11:10:17
    Rose-Belle, Mauritius (PANA) - A 36-year-old Mauritian woman, Marie Hélène Papillon, at the weekend gave birth to Siamese twins at the Jawaharlal Nehru hospital in Rose-Belle, the local media reported on Monday in the Mauritian capital.Full text...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth strong in 2018-Review
    07 january 2019 10:59:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth remained relatively strong in 2018 with preliminary data indicating that the region recorded a 2.7 percent GDP growth, up from 2.3 percent recorded in 2017, according to a Kenyan investment and real estate company, Cytonn.Full text...

  • Cameroon gets premier female football academy
    07 january 2019 10:45:37
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon on Saturday got its first female football academy, the Rails Football Academy, launched in Yaoundé by Cameroonian female international Enganamouit Gaëlle. Full text...

  • LEAD: Gabonese gov't says coup attempt foiled
    07 january 2019 10:33:25
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The Gabonese government says it has foiled Monday's coup attempt to remove President Ali Bongo from power. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Gabonese gov't says coup attempt 'foiled'
    07 january 2019 10:09:58
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The Gabonese government says it has foiled Monday's coup attempt to remove President Ali Bongo from power and the "mutineers" have been arrested. Full text...

  • Tenguenth FC lead Senegal's League 1 football championship
    07 january 2019 09:26:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Tengueth FC have strengthened their lead in Senegal's League 1 football championship following their 4-1 victory over Stade de Mbour during Day 9 matches played at the weekend.Full text...

  • LEAD: Military coup under way to oust Gabonese Ali Bongo
    07 january 2019 09:22:12
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - A military coup is underway on Monday to oust Gabonese President Ali Bongo, who has been in Morocco recuperating from a stroke, according to international media reports. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Coup under way in Gabon to oust Ali Bongo
    07 january 2019 09:10:04
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - A military coup is under way on Monday to oust Gabonese President Ali Bongo, according to the several international media outlets. Full text...

  • Gambia’s Truth Commission starts hearings on Monday
    07 january 2019 09:04:44
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) will start hearings on Monday at its headquarters at Dunes Resort, Kololi, about 25 km outside Banjul. Full text...

  • Etincelles FC take lead in Burkina Faso's women's first division football championship
    07 january 2019 08:52:45
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Etincelles FC have taken the lead in Burkina Faso's women's First Division football championship, thanks to their 1-0 victory over RCB/F during Day 7 matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Monday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    07 january 2019 08:50:40
    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...

  • Monday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    07 january 2019 08:34:00
    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...

  • Siege ends at Nigerian newspaper, Army explains action
    07 january 2019 07:33:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The siege at four offices of Nigeria's Daily Trust newspapers has ended after the government on Sunday night directed the military to vacate the various premises. Full text...

  • 2019 'a critical year' for Somali politics and development says Security Council
    07 january 2019 06:08:24
    New York US (PANA) - In the wake of the Somali Government's recent decision to expel the head of the UN's assistance mission, UNSOM, the Security Council on has cautioned that 2019 would be "a critical year" for the east African nation that is reconsituting itself after decades of conflict. Full text...

  • Russia reiterates support for Libya's Presidential Council
    06 january 2019 20:58:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Russia's Ambassador to Libya, Ivan Molotkov, renewed his country's support for the government of national unity and consensus in Libya during a meeting with the President of the Presidential Council, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Sunday at the Council's headquarters in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Daiar to host CAF Awards Ceremony: Dakar
    06 january 2019 20:54:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - From Monday, Dakar will be the capital of African football culminating in the CAF Awards ceremony on Tuesday evening at the Abdou Diouf International Conference Centre. Full text...

  • Nigerian security operatives shut down leading independent newspaper
    06 january 2019 20:34:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Armed troops of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Security (DSS) on Sunday shut down the operations of the Abuja-based Daily Trust newspaper. Full text...

  • French Dev't Agency gives Nigeria US$300m for power transmission projects
    06 january 2019 20:10:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The French Development Agency (AFD )is currently supporting power transmission projects in Nigeria with about US$300 million, the energy sector Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunship kills scores of Boko Haram terrorists
    06 january 2019 19:49:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday said that one of its helicopter gunship destroyed some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) gun trucks in air strikes conducted near Damasak in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Full text...

  • UPDATE: DRC presidential vote results compilation halfway done - CENI
    06 january 2019 18:15:52
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - The DR Congo National Independent Electoral Commission of Congo (CENI) has compiled 53% of the results from the 30 December presidential election vote, Corneille Nangaa, the CENI Chairman said on Sunday. Full text...

  • DRC cleric reiterates election irregularities may ignite popular revolt
    06 january 2019 14:52:07
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - Election irregularities may ignite a popular revolt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rather than the Church criticism of the way the electoral body was handling the tallying of the presidential election vote, a senior DRC cleric said on Sunday.Full text...

  • FIFA President to visit Togo on 9 January
    06 january 2019 11:24:41
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Gianni Infantino, President of the International Football Federation (FIFA), will visit Togo on 9 January as part of an African tour, sports sources told PANA on Sunday in Lome. Full text...

  • DRC poll officials meet to discuss presidential election results
    06 january 2019 11:14:47
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - The DR Congo National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) is holding its General Assembly to review the status of the tallying and compilation of the results of the 30 December presidential elections before deciding on when to declare the provisional results, officials said on Sunday. Full text...

  • UN chief condemns intercommunal clashes in Burkina Faso
    06 january 2019 04:22:40
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned last week's intercommunal clashes in northern Burkina Faso in which more than 40 civilians were killed and “deteriorating security situation” in parts of the country. Full text...

  • Congolese electoral body postpones declaration of presidential poll results
    05 january 2019 19:45:47
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – The National Independent Electoral Commission of Congo (CENI) has postponed the announcement of the presidential election results initially set for Sunday, saying it was making “good progress” in compilation but was not in receipt of all the results, poll officials said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Congolese leader deplores violence in CAR
    05 january 2019 18:19:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Saturday deplored the repeated violence in Central African Republic noting that the country was not yet peaceful. Full text...

  • Congo, WB conclude first phase of major Internet link to Gabon
    05 january 2019 17:36:37
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo and the World bank have concluded the evaluation of the implementation of the Central African Backbone (CAB), an Internet connectivity linking Congo and Gabon at the cost of US$ 15 million, sources at the Congolese Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy told PANA on Saturday.Full text...

  • France deplores Somali government decision to expel UN representative
    05 january 2019 16:34:29
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French government has deplored the decision of the Somali government to expel the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia, also chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Mr. Nicholas Fink Haysom, Full text...

  • Togolese Prime Minister resigns
    05 january 2019 16:10:31
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togolese Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou resigned on Friday following the parliamentary elections of 20 December, said a statement issued Saturday by the Presidency of the Republic in Lomé. Full text...

  • Mali turns to artificial insemination to boost livestock productivity
    05 january 2019 12:43:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Aiming to improve livestock production through the use of artificial insemination (AI), the Malian government has put up a modern structure worth US $2.7 million to make the technology accessible to as many breeders as possible, PANA learnt Saturday from the Ministry of Breeding and Fisheries.Full text...

  • Lassa haemorrhagic fever detected in northern Togo
    05 january 2019 12:16:12
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo's health authorities have detected and confirmed a case of Lassa haemorrhagic fever in Doufelgou prefecture in the northeastern part of the country, according to a statement issued Saturday by Health and Social Welfare minister Mustafa Mijiyawa. Full text...

  • Libyan Interior ministry condemns attack on journalists by security forces
    05 january 2019 12:03:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya's Interior ministry of the Government of National Accord on Saturday condemned attacks against journalists by security forces of the country.Full text...

  • Saturday's forex rates for the CFAF in Central Africa
    05 january 2019 11:52:00
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the CFAF in Central Africa as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...

  • Mauritius fixes 15 public holidays in 2019
    05 january 2019 08:00:38
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian government has approved 15 public holidays for 2019, including the first two days of the New Year.Full text...

  • Congolese church raises stakes amid tense wait for presidential election results
    05 january 2019 07:51:41
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Catholic Church has ruffled feathers with the National Independent Electoral Commission of Congo (CENI) after declaring it knows the winner of the 30 December presidential contest. Full text...

  • UN chief expresses ‘full confidence’ in top Somalia official following Gov't expulsion
    05 january 2019 07:33:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General said on Friday he “deeply regrets” the Somali Government’s decision to expel his Special Representative in the country, adding that he had “full confidence” in Nicholas Haysom’s abilities and track record as an international civil servant. Full text...

  • Tunisia records over 10,000 deaths road crashes
    04 january 2019 20:02:49
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia recorded 53,500 road accidents between January 2011 and December 2018, resulting in 10,117 deaths and 81,235 injuries, the director of Tunisian National Road Safety Observatory, Mourad Jouini, said on Friday. Full text...

  • UNESCO chief calls for safety of media workers in Somalia
    04 january 2019 19:23:44
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the car bomb attack in the Somali capital that killed high profile television journalist Awil Dahir Salad, his driver, Abdiqadir Hassan Yusuf, and two bodyguards, Mohamed Dubad Gajaow and Ibrahim Mohayadin Ahmed, alongside more than 10 other people. Full text...

  • Cameroon gets new Prime Minister
    04 january 2019 19:00:21
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - President Paul Biya of Cameroon on Friday appointed Joseph Dion Ngute as Prime Minister to replace Philemon Yang who has held the post since June 2009. Full text...

  • DRC ‘calm but tense’ as country awaits presidential election result
    04 january 2019 18:53:09
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The post-election environment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is “calm but tense” as the country waits for the results of the presidential poll, the UN Human Rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday. Full text...

  • Gambian women present position paper on national constitution
    04 january 2019 17:52:10
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Groups under the banner of Women’s Bureau have presented a position paper to the Gambia’s Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) as the “national consultation” progressed ahead of the drafting of the country’s new constitution. Full text...

  • Rwanda premier football league: Match Day 13 fixtures
    04 january 2019 17:45:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Following are the fixtures for Day 13 matches of Rwanda's football Premier League season to be played this weekend. Full text...

  • Ex-US soldier joins Gambia’s citizenship debate
    04 january 2019 16:44:57
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Dawda Rowsey, a retired American soldier on Friday reacted to President Adama Barrow’s remarks on the questions of Gambian citizenship saying Barrow’s take was indeed welcome. Full text...

  • Materials theft cuts down production from Libya's southeastern oilfield
    04 january 2019 16:39:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A series of thefts of materials has led to a loss of about 2,500 barrels per day at the al-Charara oilfield in the southeast of the country, Libya's National Oil Company (NOC) disclosed on Friday. Full text...

  • Three Egyptian cities bid to host Africa weightlifting championship
    04 january 2019 16:22:52
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Three Egyptian cities - Ismailia, Sharm el-Sheikh and Cairo - are bidding to host the African Senior Weightlifting Championship, with the participation of 20 countries, the President of the Egyptian Federation of Weightlifting, Mahmoud Mahjoub, said Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia ranks 21st among promoters of renewable energies, says World Bank
    04 january 2019 16:14:14
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has made a spectacular jump in the promotion of renewable energies, from 65th place in 2016 to 21st place worldwide in 2017 out of 133 countries, said the World Bank report on public policies in the field of sustainable energy. Full text...

  • Ex-Islamist leader rejects charges raised by Libya's Attorney General
    04 january 2019 14:59:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A former Islamist leader opposed to the former regime of Muammar Gadhafi and and leader of the Libyan rebellion during the revolution of 17 February 2011, on Thursday rejected the charges raised in his arrest warrant by the Attorney General's Office. Full text...

  • For what purpose does Daech target state institutions in Libya? (By Youssef Ba, PANA correspondent)
    04 january 2019 14:11:48
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The 25 December 2018 suicide attack against the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli, which has been claimed by Daech, follows a series of similar operations targeting state buildings and raise questions about the true motivations of the terrorist organization.Full text...


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