• Nigeria averts FIFA ban, recognizes FIFA-backed Amaju Pinnick as authentic NFF President
    20 august 2018 13:40:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Apparently acting to avert an international ban on football-related activities by the World Football Governing Body, FIFA, Nigeria on Monday conveyed a letter to FIFA recognising the Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the substantive board of the Nigerian federation. Full text...

  • FAO Director-General stresses the need to create more jobs for youth
    20 august 2018 11:41:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Africa's young people are key to achieving the continent's sustainable development, but realising this great potential requires creating more jobs for them, including in the increasingly digitalized agriculture sectors, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said on Monday Full text...

  • Commission begins probing widespread gov't corruption in South Africa
    20 august 2018 09:43:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Commission of Inquiry into allegations of widespread government corruption by senior officials including former President Jacob Zuma, on Monday began hearings in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Ghana flags fly at half-mast for Kofi Annan; newspapers eulogise him
    20 august 2018 09:40:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Flags are flying at half-mast in Ghana and the country's missions abroad for former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, as the West African country begins a one-week morning period for their illustrious son who passed away last Saturday at a Swiss hospital. Full text...

  • Human Rights Watch 'deeply saddened' by passing of Kofi Annan
    20 august 2018 02:19:05
    New York, US (PANA) - Human Rights Watch says it is deeply saddened by the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, whose deep commitment to the promotion and defense of human rights around the world will be missed. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Results from Day 5, Group matches on Sunday
    20 august 2018 02:07:51
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are all the results of Day 5, group matches played on Sunday across Africa in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Semi-final matches take place Monday
    20 august 2018 02:05:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - Here are the semi-final fixtures, to be played on Monday at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Northern Zone qualifiers begin
    20 august 2018 02:03:48
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Only four teams will vie for the single slot from the Northern Zone to the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will played in Tanzania next year. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Results of Group B matches on Sunday
    20 august 2018 02:01:31
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are results of the two Group B matches played on Sunday in the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 men's Nations Cup, to be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...

  • Buhari commiserates with Ghana, UN over Kofi Annan’s demise
    19 august 2018 13:12:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has commiserated with the government and people of Ghana over the passing of former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, in the early hours of Saturday. Full text...

  • UNESCO DG bemoans the passing of Kofi Annan
    19 august 2018 09:57:18
    Paris, France (PANA) - "I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kofi Annan," said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, who called the Ghanaian diplomat: "A great defender of peace, a very embodiment of peace and of a resolutely modern vision of the United Nations." Full text...

  • AUC Chairperson mourns former UN Scribe, Kofi Annan
    19 august 2018 09:30:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Offering condolences to Ghanaians, the Annan family and his colleagues in the UN system, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said he learnt with sadness of the death of Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations. Full text...

  • AfDB mourns passing of former UN Secretary-General, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kofi Annan
    19 august 2018 04:20:52
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. Full text...

  • AfDB, Canada share commitment to women’s empowerment in Africa
    19 august 2018 04:17:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - On her recent first visit to the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls in Africa. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: 5 teams qualify for quarter-finals after Day 5 matches
    19 august 2018 03:42:10
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following five clubs are through to the quarter-finals of the 2018 CAF Champions league, following Day 5 matches played across Africa on Friday and Saturday. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Day 5, Group matches on Sunday
    19 august 2018 03:34:51
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are the Day 5, Group matches in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, to be played across Africa on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Group B matches on Sunday
    19 august 2018 03:31:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are the scheduled Group B matches on Sunday in the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 men's Nations Cup, to be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...

  • Gambian President Adama Barrow mourns Kofi Annan
    18 august 2018 18:56:11
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has paid tribute to the late former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan who died on Saturday saying he was a leader of global peace, who made Africa proud for all the right reasons. Full text...

  • UN officials bid farewell to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan; UN flag flies at half-mast
    18 august 2018 17:28:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The flag at United Nations Headquarters in New York is flying at half-mast this Saturday as the Organization marks the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Full text...

  • ROUNDUP: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is dead; tributes pour in for him
    18 august 2018 13:13:50
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan passed away on Saturday morning in Berne, Switzerland, aged 80, and tributes have been pouring in for the late top world diplomat who, together with the UN, was the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. Full text...

  • UN mourns death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, ‘a guiding force for good’
    18 august 2018 12:44:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness. The renowned Ghanain diplomat was 80 years old. Full text...

  • Amnesty International mourns Kofi Annan
    18 august 2018 12:28:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has eulogised Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, who died on Saturday describing him as a great leader. Full text...

  • 2ND UPDATE: Flags to fly at half-mast for one week for Kofi Annan
    18 august 2018 11:36:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed that the national flag will fly at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20 August, for one week in memory of Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary-General who died in Switzerland on Saturday. Full text...

  • UPDATE: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is dead
    18 august 2018 10:31:13
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan is dead, the family of the late top diplomat and the Kofi Annan Foundation announced on Saturday.Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is dead
    18 august 2018 10:15:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is dead, the local media in Ghana have reported. He was 80. Full text...

  • UN food agency chiefs pledge to redouble joint efforts in Sahel
    18 august 2018 06:14:54
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have pledged to increase support for regional efforts addressing the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel. Full text...

  • Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’ - UNICEF
    18 august 2018 06:05:21
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has particularly affected children, the UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said on Friday. Full text...

  • Terrorists potentially target millions in makeshift biological weapons ‘laboratories’, UN forum hears
    18 august 2018 05:57:06
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Rapid advances in gene editing and so-called “DIY biological laboratories”which could be used by extremists, threaten to derail efforts to prevent biological weapons from being used against civilians, the world’s only international forum on the issue has heard. Full text...

  • MSF applauds WHO's recommendation of improved TB treatment options
    18 august 2018 05:49:29
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical charity, has welcomed the new World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for improved treatment for people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), prioritising the use of several oral drugs, including the newer drug bedaquiline, and minimising the use of drugs that must be injected. Full text...

  • Critical humanitarian situation unfolding among IPDs in Nigerian town - MSF
    18 august 2018 05:40:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started emergency nutritional and paediatric activities in Bama, Borno state, in response to a critical humanitarian situation among newly arrived internally displaced people (IDPs). Full text...

  • UN chief encourages victims of terrorism to ‘raise up their voices’
    18 august 2018 05:31:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Victims of terror attacks have an important and powerful role to play in combatting the “global menace”, the United Nations chief said on Friday, launching an exhibition at UN Headquarters in New York to commemorate the first International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. Full text...

  • Children ‘should never be targeted by violence’ - UN
    18 august 2018 05:23:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Reacting to a recent upsurge in violent attacks affecting children, Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, called on Friday for those responsible to be held fully accountable. Full text...

  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Results from Group B on Friday
    18 august 2018 05:10:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Here are some Group B results from matches played 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...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Some results from Day 5 matches on Friday
    18 august 2018 05:06:37
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are some results from Day 5 matches in the 2018 CAF Champions league, played across Africa on Friday. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: All semi-finalists emerge
    18 august 2018 05:01:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - Japan on Friday defeated favourites Germany 3-1 to qualify for the semi-final of the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...

  • Bahir visits bereaved families of boat incident
    17 august 2018 20:23:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir on Friday flew to northern Sudan’s Nile State to condole families who lost 22 pupils in a boat accident while on their way to school during inundation of River Nile.Full text...

  • Gadafi’s loyalists announce intention to be part of Libya’s upcoming elections
    17 august 2018 15:54:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan National Gathering, which has figures loyal to the regime of Moammar Gaddafi, on Wednesday held its second conference in Tripoli and announced its intention to nominate candidates for the forthcoming Libyan elections and any other political activities “to salvage the country”, according to the Libyan Observer newspaper. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Victor Moses quits int'l football
    17 august 2018 13:59:44
    London, England (PANA) - Saying that he wants to develop his club career, Chelsea and Nigeria's winger, Victor Moses, on Wednesday announced his retirement from international football. Full text...

  • AUC Chief participaties in SADC Summit in Windhoek
    17 august 2018 13:47:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is in Windhoek, Namibia, to take part in the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), scheduled to take place on 17 and 18 August 2018. Full text...

  • AUC continues investigation of alleged harassment of women within the Commission
    17 august 2018 13:46:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) says its High-Level Committee established, last June, by the Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, to investigate allegations of harassment against women staff members is continuing its work. Full text...

  • AfDB, partners organize 2018 Global Public Procurement Conference in Washington
    17 august 2018 13:45:06
    Washington D.C., US (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and other multilateral development banks and international institutions, will organize a Global Public Procurement Conference on the theme: "Towards the digital frontier". Full text...

  • AfDB's work in agric. reduces poverty in eastern Côte d’Ivoire (An AfDB Feature)
    17 august 2018 13:42:00
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is ramping up the pace of its work in the agriculture sector in Cote d'Ivoire, designed to end end poverty in the eastern province of the West African nation. Full text...

  • Tanzania censures rumours on forceful repatriation of Burundians
    17 august 2018 10:56:07
    Dodoma, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania has called on the international community to ignore rumours on forceful repatriation of Burundian refugees, and instead support the ongoing voluntary repatriation exercise. Full text...

  • Friday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    17 august 2018 10:23:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...

  • Medical charity opens Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo's North Kivu region
    17 august 2018 07:44:13
    Mangina, DR Congo (PANA) - Taking a new step in its response to the current Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a treatment centre on 14 August in Mangina, a small town considered to be the epicentre of the outbreak. Full text...

  • AI says Uganda opposition MPs must not be tried in military court
    17 august 2018 07:32:15
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Two opposition MPs arrested and detained in Uganda must be promptly charged and tried in ordinary civilian courts if sufficient evidence of a recognizable criminal offence is found or else be released, Amnesty International has said. Full text...

  • Terror attacks strike people ‘from all walks of life, the UN included’
    17 august 2018 07:25:15
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Iraq in 2003 that claimed the lives of 22 people should serve as a reminder that the organization’s locally recruited staff often face the greatest dangers in the world’s most hostile places, amid increasing attacks on humanitarians, the head of the United Nations in Geneva said on Thursday. Full text...

  • ‘Unconscionable’ to kill aid workers, civilians: UN Emergency Coordinator
    17 august 2018 06:52:57
    New York, US (PANA) - Remembering all the humanitarians killed in the line of duty just ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations relief chief on Friday renewed the call for civilians and aid workers everywhere to be better protected. Full text...

  • UNHCR official stresses freedom of choice for refugee returns
    17 august 2018 06:46:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Refugees should never be pressured to decide if they should return to their home countries, a senior UN official has said. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions league: Day 5 matches this weekend
    17 august 2018 06:40:40
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are the scheduled Day 5 matches in the 2018 CAF Champions league, to be played on Friday and Saturday. Full text...


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