Africa
  • IPCC report says women more affected by climate change
    11 december 2018 18:59:40
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Women are more affected by the harms of climate change, according to a report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented, Ghana Tuesday in Accra, Ghana at a two-day workshop on enhancing the participation of men and women in the use of climate information and services. Full text...
  • NGO denounces coalition of some African negotiators with climate skeptics
    11 december 2018 16:59:46
    Katowice, Poland (PANA) - The Pan-African Alliance for Climate Justice (PACJA) on Tuesday strongly denounced the attitude of some African negotiators at the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, to align with blocs designated as "climate skeptics" that do not believe in global warming or the impact of human activity on it. Full text...
  • ECA expert says Africa cannot develop without knowledge of climate change issues
    11 december 2018 16:28:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Africa cannot develop without the knowledge of climate change issues, according to a natural resources expert with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. Frank Rutabingwa.Full text...
  • Workshop on involvement of women in climate use opens in Ghana
    11 december 2018 15:15:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A workshop on the involvement of women in the use of climate information and services started on Tuesday in Accra, Ghana, with women scientists, academics, practitioners, researchers and opinion leaders from different African countries, as well as men with strong commitment and in-depth knowledge of gender and climate change issues participating. Full text...
  • Tesla eyes first African operation
    11 december 2018 11:45:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African-born billionaire Elon Musk has revealed that his electric car company could open its first store in Africa by the end of 2019. Full text...
  • French aid agency sets US$ 5.8m aside to support start-ups in North Africa
    10 december 2018 18:39:09
    Paris, France (PANA) - Proparco, a subsidiary of the French Development Agency (AFD) dedicated to the private sector, signed on Sunday in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, a $ 5.8 million investment fund in the first closing of the Sawari Ventures North Africa Fund I to invest in 25 growing start-ups in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Full text...
  • Climate change: Mixed assessment of COP 24 talks in Katowice
    10 december 2018 18:11:19
    Katowice, Poland (PANA) - At the end of the first week of the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) welcomed the progress made while scientists expressed doubts.Full text...
  • South Africa's historic TRC saluted
    10 december 2018 11:03:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A special dinner to commemorate the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission next Sunday will honour its former chairperson Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Full text...
  • Mali to host 10th Africa arm wrestling championship next year
    10 december 2018 10:58:51
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali will next year host the 10th edition of Africa arm wrestling championship, sources at the Malian Arm Wrestling Federation (FMBS) told PANA on Monday. Full text...
  • Malagasy president points to Africa's untapped opportunities
    09 december 2018 16:25:34
    Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt (PANA) - Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina said here on Sunday that Africa has important opportunities that should be exploited for the continent's development. Full text...
  • Sierra Leone president urges removal of barriers to investment in Africa
    09 december 2018 15:24:17
    Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt (PANA) - Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has called for the removal of all barriers to investment in order to lead Africa's economies to a "future we aspire." Full text...
  • North African footballers now assimilated as local players in Tunisia
    08 december 2018 19:47:31
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - North African footballers will now be considered as local players in Tunisia, according to a decision taken Friday by the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF). Full text...
  • Banyana Banyana return to a hero’s welcome
    08 december 2018 09:33:21
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African women’s senior national team received a hero’s welcome upon their return home following their impressive performance in Ghana that saw them finish second in the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2018. Full text...
  • Europe’s Future lies in the South and not the North, says Italian Minister
    08 december 2018 09:15:49
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - “Africa is a continent of great change and opportunities. However, Europe Full text...
  • Africa Media granted radio frequency in Congo
    07 december 2018 20:44:56
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Africa Media, the company currently operating Africa N°1 Paris, has obtained a licence to operate an FM radio station in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF Champions league: 1st-round fixtures unveiled
    07 december 2018 14:56:14
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The following are first-round fixtures of the 2019 CAF Champions league, with the first leg taking place between December 14 and 16, and the second leg scheduled for 21 to 23 of the same month.Full text...
  • South Africa Govt moves to proceed with apartheid-era murder trial
    07 december 2018 07:47:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former police officer Joao Rodrigues could be setting a precedent for victims of apartheid crimes if a court agrees to permanently halt his trial for the murder of liberation hero Ahmed Timol. Full text...
  • REDD initiative for Africa relaunched on the margins of COP 24
    06 december 2018 17:55:27
    Katowice, Poland (PANA) - On the fourth day of COP24 in Poland, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has reiterated its commitment to support African countries in resolutely combating the effects of climate change in Africa through efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, commonly known as REDD. Full text...
  • Founder of South Africa's Truth, Reconciliation Commission dies at 87
    05 december 2018 19:42:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Alex Boraine, who played a key role in South Africa’s transition from Apartheid to democratic rule, died at his Cape Town home on Wednesday. He was 87. Full text...
  • Number of migrants to Italy drops by 83%
    05 december 2018 17:00:41
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Italian Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, announced on Wednesday that the number of migrants to Italy's coastline dropped by 83 percent in the last six months (June to November), compared to the same period last year. Full text...
  • Morocco to host forum on artificial intelligence in Africa Dec. 12-13
    05 december 2018 16:02:53
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – UNESCO and the Mohamed VI polytechnic University will organize a forum on artificial intelligence (AI) in Africa, organisers said on Wednesday.Full text...
  • Climate change, a vital challenge for Africa's economic growth (By Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent, Katowice)
    05 december 2018 12:13:38
    Katowice, Poland (PANA) - The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which started last Sunday in Poland, is an unique opportunity for Africa to intensify the adaptation initiatives in the continent-wide development programmes. Full text...
  • African centre for linguistics marks 50th anniversary
    04 december 2018 17:15:16
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Centre for Linguistic and Historical Study by Oral Tradition of the African Union on Tuesday marked its 50th anniversary in Niamey.Full text...
  • South African top lawyer selected to head National Prosecuting Authority
    04 december 2018 16:11:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday appointed a senior legal adviser at the International Criminal Court as South Africa’s new national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). Full text...
  • Rights group accuses Mozambique security forces of abusing suspected insurgents
    04 december 2018 05:55:33
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – An international human rights group has accused the Mozambique security forces of being implicated in serious abuses while fighting an armed Islamist group in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Full text...
  • Cameroonians hardly accept their country's withdrawal from CAN 2019
    03 december 2018 19:39:06
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Friday's withdrawal of Cameroon from the African Cup of Nations by the Executive Committee of the African Football Confederation (CAF) was a cold shower for national players and even politicians. Full text...
  • EU and ACP parliamentarians meet in Cotonou
    03 december 2018 18:35:23
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The 36th Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) and the European Union (EU) Group of countries started on Monday in Cotonou, Benin, to discuss the post-Cotonou Agreement, the fight against cybercrime and terrorism in the Sahel and climate change.Full text...
  • UEMOA countries pledge to conserve their audiovisual heritage
    03 december 2018 18:26:02
    Paris, France (PANA) - Eight member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) have committed to the preservation of their audiovisual heritage by signing a directive establishing an audiovisual legal deposit, official sources told PANA. Full text...
  • AfDB says freedom of movement vital for global market in Africa
    03 december 2018 16:38:27
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Freedom of movement is inextricably tied to the African Development Bank’s vision to create the global market in Africa, the Bank said Monday as the African Economic Conference opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali. Full text...
  • Mandela tribute concert marred by violent crime
    03 december 2018 15:43:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The organisers of the Global Citizen Festival, held to celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela, have expressed deep regret at reports that many revellers were attacked and mugged outside the stadium on Sunday night and the early hours of Monday morning. Full text...
  • FIBA Zone 1 AfroBasket: 7 clubs to participate in qualifying tournament
    03 december 2018 11:10:37
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian basketball club, Étoile Sportive of Rades, will host the Zone 1 qualifying tournament of the finals of International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Africa Championship from 10-16 December in Tunis.Full text...
  • 23rd African Women's Handball: Results of Day 1 matches
    03 december 2018 09:39:55
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The 23rd African Women's Handball Championship, dubbed Edith Lucie Bongo Ondimba Challenge Trophy, started on Sunday in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital.Full text...
  • Mandela hailed at inaugural Global Citizen Festival
    02 december 2018 19:40:13
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – For a few glorious hours, Soweto was the centre of the universe on Sunday as more than 100,000 spectators and a global television audience of hundreds of millions celebrated the legacy of Nelson Mandela at the inaugural Global Citizen World Leader Prize. Full text...
  • Buhari congratulates Super Falcons on winning AWCON trophy
    01 december 2018 20:11:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday “warmly” congratulated the Super Falcons of Nigeria on their victory over the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the final match of the 11th Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Ghana 2018.Full text...
  • Kenya's Harambee Stars shortlisted for CAF Team of the Year Award
    01 december 2018 15:27:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Harambee Stars is among the six sides nominated for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Men’s national team of the year award. Full text...
  • Saturday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    01 december 2018 11:37:50
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...
  • Saturday's forex rates for CFAF in Central Africa
    01 december 2018 11:35:59
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the CFAF as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...
  • CAF withdraw from organising CAN 2019 in Cameroon
    30 november 2018 19:48:46
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The African Football Confederation (CAF) has decided to withdraw the organization of the African Cup of Nations, edition 2019, from Cameroon, for lack of the necessary infrastructure for holding the sporting event, the Egyptian media reported Friday. Full text...
  • Algerian Mustapha Barraf elected president of ANOCA
    30 november 2018 14:05:57
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algerian Mustapha Berraf was elected president of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan, at the extraordinary and elective general meeting of the body. Full text...
  • President Ramaphosa attends his first G20 Summit as S/African leader
    30 november 2018 13:09:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ahead of this weekend’s G20 summit. It marks his first attendance of the gathering of the world’s richest leaders as South Africa’s leader.Full text...
  • Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub due to launch on 5 Dec
    30 november 2018 13:04:04
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub (MAFH), a not-for-profit organisation meant to propel Mauritius into becoming one of the world’s next big FinTech hubs, focussed on Africa, will be launched on 5 December, 2018. Full text...
  • Burkina Faso ready to receive its cultural property from France
    29 november 2018 19:19:38
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso is ready to take back 1,088 cultural objects from France, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement on Thursday in Ouagadougou.Full text...
  • RSF protests insults and threats to newsmen by SA opposition figure
    29 november 2018 19:02:52
    Paris, France (PANA) - Reporters sans frontières (RSF) has strongly condemned the incitement of hate against journalists in recent weeks by Julius Malema, a prominent opposition leader in South Africa, who it claims is multiplying insults and threats to journalists and the media. Full text...
  • Oprah Winfrey reflects on Mandela's legacy
    29 november 2018 18:31:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Global icon Oprah Winfrey on Thursday reflected on her extraordinary friendship with Nelson Mandela ahead of this weekend’s Global Citizen Festival in his honour.Full text...
  • African Airlines Association rates Ethiopian best African airline
    29 november 2018 18:21:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines has emerged Africa’s Best Airline in 2018, making it the 7th for the airline in a row, according to a statement issued by the airline’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde GebreMariam. Full text...
  • Senegal authorizes ratification of treaty on CFTA
    29 november 2018 17:28:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal on Thursday adopted a bill authorising its president to ratify the Treaty Establishing the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) brokered by the African Union (AU) and initially signed by 44 of its member states in Kigali, Rwanda on 21 March 2018. The measure followed a decision by the Council of Ministers.Full text...
  • Greek Parliament pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
    29 november 2018 16:53:30
    Athens, Greece - (PANA) - Nelson Mandela will forever remain a guide and source of inspiration for future generations, Greek Parliament Speaker Nikolaos Voutsis said Wednesday at a ceremony in Athens to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the late African leader. Full text...
  • Africa Forum aims to boost business, reduce costs, help countries trade out of poverty
    28 november 2018 22:27:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Better transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to smooth the way for the African continent to reduce trade hurdles, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Full text...
  • African leaders take front row in seeking blue economy dividends
    28 november 2018 18:02:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – African leaders took the front-line position to urge the world to take serious steps to conserve oceans, marine ecosystems and internal rivers while also putting them to effective economic use in order to feed the worldwide population of some 7.6 billion people. Full text...
  • Cape Town to host next International Jazz Day
    28 november 2018 17:57:41
    Paris, France (PANA) - The next edition of the 2020 International Jazz Day will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, for its first celebration in an African city, UNESCO said.Full text...

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