Africa
  • South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dead at 78
    23 january 2018 08:50:17
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Legendary South African musician Hugh Masekela died in the early hours of Tuesday morning following a long illness. Full text...
  • South Africa's Sanitation Minister to attend Weah's inauguration
    22 january 2018 08:14:34
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is representing President Jacob Zuma at the inauguration ceremony of Liberian president-elect George Weah. Full text...
  • South Africa's ruling party prepares for Zuma exit
    20 january 2018 14:33:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Saturday confirmed that it has decided to set up a committee to negotiate terms for an early exit for embattled President Jacob Zuma who faces mounting legal challenges. Full text...
  • Central Africa’s iconic mammals threatened by poachers, armed groups – UNEP
    20 january 2018 08:06:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other magnificent mammals targeted in wildlife conservation areas of Central Africa are under threat of extinction, caught in the crosshairs of armed groups and highly-militarized poachers, the United Nations environment wing warned on Friday. Full text...
  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela loses claim to Mandela's home
    19 january 2018 13:56:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Friday lost her claim to former President Nelson Mandela's Qunu home where the world statesman was born and buried. Full text...
  • Global rights body reports increased repression of peaceful dissent in Southern Africa
    18 january 2018 18:02:05
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Southern African governments clamped down on vocal journalists, activists, and opposition politicians in 2017, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2018 released on Thursday. Full text...
  • Liberia agrees to host SDGs Center for Africa
    18 january 2018 16:04:50
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The Liberian government and the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) have signed a “Host Country Agreement” to establish the first West African SDGC/A sub-regional center in Monrovia.Full text...
  • Numerous South Africa-Mauritius flights cancelled
    18 january 2018 14:00:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Several flights from South Africa to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius have been cancelled due to tropical Cyclone, Berguitta, which is creating high winds. Full text...
  • Kigali to host first East African centre of excellence in astrophysics
    18 january 2018 10:31:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The East Africa Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR), a new regional centre of excellence, will be established in Kigali by May this year with the main mission to promote the astrophysics research programme in the region and Africa, an official source said on Thursday in Kigali.Full text...
  • Ramaphosa urged to stop Zuma's allies from fleeing South Africa
    17 january 2018 11:32:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has snubbed President Jacob Zuma and called on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that borders and airports are put on alert in order to stop the Gupta family from trying to flee the country ahead of their reported imminent arrests. Full text...
  • Hani's assassin seeks deportation from South Africa to Poland
    16 january 2018 17:37:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Polish immigrant Janusz Walus who nearly sparked a full-blown race war on the eve of South Africa’s historic 1994 democratic elections, has approached the Gauteng High Court in an attempt to be placed on parole and deported to his homeland. Full text...
  • Migration policies top ageda of 1st High-Level Panel meeting in Monrovia
    16 january 2018 13:29:58
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The first meeting of the High-Level Panel on International Migration in Africa (HLPM) has highlighted regional migration priorities and actionable commitments that will lead to the successful implementation of the work plan of the Panel in preparation of the final report. Full text...
  • South Africa addresses President Trump's scandal
    15 january 2018 11:31:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government on Monday registered one of the highest forms of diplomatic protest with the United States over President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Haiti and various African countries. Full text...
  • President Zuma denies backing ex-wife as interim South African President
    14 january 2018 18:45:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Sunday denied damaging media reports that he would agree to step down early if his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma became interim president. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC African qualifiers: Nigeria make strong case for ticket, beat South Africa 2-0
    13 january 2018 19:36:28
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - With goals from Rasheedat Ajibade, in the 30th minute, and Anam Imo, in the 35th, the Nigerian national Under-20 team, the Falconets, on Saturday edged very close to qualifying for the FIFA World cup which will take place in France from 5 to 24 August.Full text...
  • Ramaphosa slams state capture, corruption in South Africa
    13 january 2018 16:35:57
    East London, South Africa (PANA) – African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday promised tough action against those responsible for corruption and state capture, and vowed to work for unity in the ruling party of South Africa and the country as a whole. Full text...
  • African envoys at UN demand apology for US President's xenophobic remarks
    13 january 2018 13:35:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations have demanded retraction and apology from the U.S. Administration with regard to the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed this week to President Donald Trump towards Africa and people of African descent. Full text...
  • At least 60 dead in largest-ever Listeria outbreak in South Africa– WHO
    12 january 2018 19:43:30
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis – or Listeria – has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the United Nation’s health agency said on Friday. Full text...
  • South African politicians slam Trump's "abhorrent" remarks
    12 january 2018 16:30:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African politicians on Friday joined the global chorus of condemnation over US President Donald Trump's description of Africa as a "shithole". Full text...
  • Recalling Zuma will cause havoc, SA grassroots body warns ANC leaders
    12 january 2018 08:52:00
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Removing President Jacob Zuma will cause economic havoc and could spark widespread violence in South Africa, a barely-known grassroots organisation made up of professionals representing different communities in need has warned.Full text...
  • Kenyan President in South Africa to enhance security cooperation
    11 january 2018 18:08:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has started a three-day official visit to South Africa to discuss security, trade cooperation and infrastructure development, the President's office said Thursday.Full text...
  • Liberia to host first meeting of AU panel on migration
    11 january 2018 16:45:18
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – Liberia will host the inaugural meeting of the African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Migration (HLPM) next week, it was officially announced here on Thursday. Full text...
  • Ramaphosa to lead South African delegation to WEF in Switzerland
    11 january 2018 09:36:59
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Newly elected president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) and country Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting that will take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, later this month.Full text...
  • Chinese FM to visit Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe
    10 january 2018 14:04:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Rwanda, Angola, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe from January 12 to 16 at the invitation of Foreign Ministers from the four African countries, a diplomatic source confirmed Wednesday to PANA in Kigali.Full text...
  • UNHCR appeals to Israel over forced relocation policy
    09 january 2018 17:31:22
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday again appealed to Israel to halt its policy of relocating Eritreans and Sudanese to sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...
  • Rwandan doctor found killed mysteriously in South Africa
    09 january 2018 14:41:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan medical practitioner, identified as Dr. Raymond Dusabe, was recently found stabbed several times in the back and was found lying face down on the dining table in his apartment in Cape Town, South Africa, where he was during last festive season, a diplomatic source confirmed Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...
  • South African billionaire launches new rocket
    09 january 2018 12:41:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African billionaire, Elon Musk, has launched his latest rocket into space under the code name, Zuma.Full text...
  • South African Airways cancels flights to New York
    08 january 2018 09:51:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled flights between Johannesburg and New York after JFK Airport was partially crippled by severe weather that affected its operations. Full text...
  • South Africa Rand surges as President Zuma fights for his political life
    05 january 2018 17:44:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's Rand has surged to its highest levels since mid-2015 amid speculation that President Jacob Zuma could be sidelined as early as next week. Full text...
  • South African anti-apartheid activist dead at 79
    04 january 2018 06:11:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Anti-apartheid activist and poet Keorapetse Kgositsile died in Johannesburg on Wednesday after suffering from breathing problems. He was 79. Full text...
  • South African scholars flying high
    03 january 2018 06:39:24
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Pupils attending private schools in South Africa have recorded their highest ever results. Full text...
  • Two dead, hundreds stranded in tragedy on South Africa's Table Mountain
    02 january 2018 06:25:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Two men have died and hundreds of tourists were left stranded on Cape Town’s world famous Table Mountain following a dramatic rescue operation late on Monday night.Full text...
  • President Zuma addresses economic challenges
    01 january 2018 10:40:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma has called for radical transformation of the economy in his New Years message. Full text...
  • Rwanda names squad for 2018 CHAN
    29 december 2017 15:38:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's head coach Antoine Hey on Friday released a provisional list of 23 players ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), to be held in Morocco, from 13 January to 4 February 2018. Full text...
  • South Africa court rules that National Assembly failed to sanction Zuma
    29 december 2017 11:00:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Constitutional Court on Friday ruled that the National Assembly failed to put in place mechanisms to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable for squandering public money on the upgrade to his multi-million dollar private residence. Full text...
  • Murdered South African artist's wife arrested
    28 december 2017 10:21:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The wife of top South African artist Walter Meyer has been arrested in connection with his murder in the Northern Cape town of Upington. Full text...
  • South Africa musician dead at 47
    26 december 2017 07:06:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Tributes are pouring in for top South African musician Robbie Malinga who died in Johannesburg on Christmas Day following a long illness. Full text...
  • Zuma appeals damning South African court ruling
    22 december 2017 17:10:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just two days after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) announced that a commission of inquiry into state capture must be instituted urgently, President Jacob Zuma on Friday served notice that he will appeal the North Gauteng High Court judgment on state capture which heavily implicates him.Full text...
  • South Africa's Ruling party rebuked for anti-Israel stance
    21 december 2017 13:52:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) on Thursday questioned the motives behind the ruling African National Congress (ANC) resolution to downgrade the South African embassy in Israel "immediately and unconditionally" to a liaison office. Full text...
  • Presidents Mnangagwa, Zuma to meet in Pretoria
    20 december 2017 14:37:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma of South Africa will meet with his Zimbabwean counterpart President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Thursday in Pretoria, the South African presidency has confirmed. Full text...
  • 'Dreams of Africa’s next generation need right environment to be realized' – IMF Chief
    19 december 2017 16:58:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Governments can create a foundation for innovation by streamlining regulations "so that everyone plays by the same rules and entrepreneurs are rewarded for their ingenuity," the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has said. Full text...
  • Pistorius takes murder sentence to Constitutional Court
    19 december 2017 15:15:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has filed papers at the Constitutional Court - South Africa's highest court - appealing his 13-year sentence for murder. Full text...
  • President Zuma on the ropes following Ramaphosa's dramatic victory
    19 december 2017 06:37:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Following 10 turbulent years with President Jacob Zuma as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), South Africans on Tuesday woke up to the promise of a new dawn. Full text...
  • LEAD: Ramaphosa elected as head of ruling ANC
    18 december 2017 17:25:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Following a bruising campaign, tycoon and former trade unionist Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as President of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress on Monday. Full text...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Cyril Ramaphosa elected ANC president
    18 december 2017 17:09:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphoa was on Monday elected President of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). He defeated former African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for the leadership of the party. Full text...
  • South Africa's ANC conference expected to name party leader on Monday
    17 december 2017 13:19:24
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will announce current President Jacob Zuma's successor as party leader on Monday following heavy delays in the registration process for the 54th elective conference. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: South Africa reach final qualifying round, beat Botswana 11-6 aggregate
    16 december 2017 19:37:33
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa on Saturday qualified for the second and final round qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup after beating Botswana 6-4 at the Dobsonville Stadium in Johannesburg. Full text...
  • Rwandan teenager takes part in Miss Africa beauty pageant
    15 december 2017 16:25:29
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Nineteen-year-old Finona Mutoni of Rwanda is among 32 beauty queens due to take part in the 2017 edition of Miss Africa beauty pageant which is scheduled to take place in Calabar, Nigeria on 27 December 2017, an official confirmed Friday in Kigali.Full text...
  • Top U.S. Official, Donald Yamamoto, ends visit to Rwanda
    15 december 2017 15:45:04
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto, has ended his two-day working visit to Rwanda, his fourth stage of an African tour that also took him to Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, a diplomatic source confirmed Friday in Kigali. Full text...
  • Opposition charges Zuma with perjury
    14 december 2017 14:40:12
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday laid perjury charges against South African President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

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