Congo
  • 'Millions in DRC languish without aid as the country heads towards elections'
    18 december 2018 20:41:42
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - As the world turns its attention to the upcoming national elections in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, humanitarian charity, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is cautioning that the international community should not to lose sight of the millions of Congolese men, women and children whose humanitarian needs have yet to be met. Full text...
  • DR Congo arrests spokesperson of Rwandan rebel group
    17 december 2018 13:12:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have arrested Ignace Nkaka, aka La Forge Fils Bazeye, spokesperson of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed rebel group active in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the local media reported on Monday in Kigali, quoting sources in neighbouring DR Congo. Full text...
  • Congolese Parliament deploys 0.5% of its budget to fight against hunger
    14 december 2018 14:18:51
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese parliament (National assembly and Senate) will grant 0.5% of its budget to the Congolese parliamentary Alliance for food and nutritional security (APCSAN), to enable the new platform to effectively fight against hunger in the country, PANA gathered from parliamentary sources on Friday in Brazzaville.Full text...
  • Brazzaville hosts Internet Governance Forum in Africa
    13 december 2018 17:48:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - States and governments in the Central Africa sub-region must invest to improve not only access, but also to ensure good Internet management for people and services, the Director General of Congo's Regulatory Agency for Posts and Electronic Communications (ARPCE), Yves Castanou, said on Thursday in Brazzaville. Full text...
  • Central warehouse of DRC's Electoral Commission gutted by fire
    13 december 2018 14:15:09
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Fire on Thursday gutted one of the central warehouses of DR Congo's Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in Gombe commune, Kinshasa, the CENI rapporteur, Jean-Pierre Kalamba Mulumba N'galula, said in a statement. Full text...
  • Angola win 23rd Women's AFCON
    13 december 2018 09:50:35
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Angola's women handball team, the Palancas Negras, on Wednesday won the 23rd Women's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Handball competition for the second time in a row by beating Senegal 19-14 in the final. Full text...
  • US ambassador to Congo urges gov't to fight human trafficking
    12 december 2018 09:16:43
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The US ambassador to the Republic of Congo, Todd Haskell, has urged the government to work out strategies to fight against human trafficking.Full text...
  • Senegal, Angola reach final of 23rd Women's AFCON Handball
    12 december 2018 08:41:33
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Senegal and Angola will on Wednesday play in the final of the 23rd Women's African Cup of Nations Handball competition in Brazzaville, after their respective victories in their semi-final matches. Full text...
  • EU extends targeted sanctions against 15 persons close to DRC President Kabila
    11 december 2018 12:04:58
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has decided to extend targeted sanctions imposed against 15 persons close to the president of DR Congo, Joseph Kabila, according to a statement of the Council of Member States sent on Monday to the press.Full text...
  • EU extends sanctions against DRC for one year
    10 december 2018 16:31:51
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Council on Monday extended restrictive measures currently in place against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) until 12 December 2019, according to an official announcement made available to PANA in Brussels. Full text...
  • Cameroon beat Congo to reach semi-finals of 23rd Women's African Cup of Nations Handball
    10 december 2018 09:14:35
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Cameroon on Sunday beat Congo 22-21 in the quarter finals of the 23rd Women's African Cup of Nations Handball competition in Brazzaville. Full text...
  • Human Rights organisations, partners want EU to maintain sanctions against 16 Congolese officials
    08 december 2018 14:57:06
    Paris, France (PANA) - The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and Congolese partner organisations have called on the European Union (EU) to maintain the individual sanctions against 16 high-ranking Congolese officials, believing that weeks before the 23 December polls, the brutal repression of dissenting voices is still continuing. 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...
  • ICGLR mines ministers meet in Brazzaville
    06 december 2018 09:15:58
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Experts of member countrie of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) assembled on Wednesday in Brazzaville to prepare for the mines ministerial meeting scheduled for Friday in the Congolese capital, public radio announced on Thursday.Full text...
  • 23rd African Women's Handball: Fixtures of Tunisian team's group matches
    03 december 2018 10:12:45
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia will on Monday play its first match against Senegal in Group A of the 23rd African Women's Handball Championship, which started on Sunday in Brazzaville, Congo.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...
  • 2018 CAF Conf. Cup: Raja Casablanca win cup despite 3-1 loss to AS Vita Club in second-leg final match
    03 december 2018 04:25:38
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Raja Casablanca of Morocco on Sunday won the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup despite a 3-1 loss to AS Vita Club of DR Congo in the second-leg final match played at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa. Full text...
  • Congo's economy to grow by 2.4 pc at the end of 2018
    30 november 2018 17:13:34
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Michel Dzombala, National Director of the Bank of Central African States (BCAS), on Thursday in Brazzaville indicated that the Congolese economy will grow by 2.4 percent at the end of this year, compared to 2017 which was marked by an estimated regression of 2%. Full text...
  • No EU election observation mission in DR Congo
    28 november 2018 17:46:03
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union will not deploy an electoral observation mission to Democratic Republic of Congo for the presidential election scheduled on December 23, following the Congolese authorities' refusal to allow EU observers to go there, according to a press statement from the European Commission on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Belgium willing to return DR Congo art objects of its heritage
    27 november 2018 17:14:27
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgium is willing to return to DR Congo ancient art objects exhibited at the Royal Museum of Tervuren, provided the request to that effect comes from the Congolese authorities, according to Guido Gryseels, director of the museum where thousands of Congolese cultural property seized during the colonial era by the Belgian administration, are kept. Full text...
  • Experts of Africa and Malagasy Council for Higher Education meet in Brazzaville
    26 november 2018 10:01:03
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Experts of member states and partner organizations of the Africa and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES) are meeting in Brazzaville for the the 33rd Symposium of the assessment of diplomas (PRED), and to the 12th sensitization workshop in Quality Assurance, public radio announced on Monday. Full text...
  • DR Congo opposition leaders enter power-sharing agreement
    24 november 2018 10:36:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The main opposition party candidates in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have signed a pre-election power-sharing agreement, which is expected to help create a formidable front against the ruling party candidate, analysts said on Saturday.Full text...
  • UN human rights office reports 71 violations in DRC in October
    23 november 2018 18:49:23
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) documented 71 violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in October 2018, in connection with the democratic space across the Democratic Republic of Congo, the office reported on Friday. Full text...
  • Campaign for DRC elections starts on Thursday
    22 november 2018 10:02:25
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA ) - Campaign for the presidential, legislative and provincial elections sheduled for 23 December in the Democratic Republic of Congo officially starts at midnight on Thursday, the president of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), Corneille Nangaa-Yobeluo, announced on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Parliamentarians of International Conference on the Great Lakes Region to meet on 4-6 December in Brazzaville
    22 november 2018 09:39:04
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Forum of Parliamentarians of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region will meet on 4-6 December in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital.Full text...
  • UNICEF urges Congolese parliamentarians to fight malnutrition
    21 november 2018 11:18:35
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo's UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Representative, Micaela Marques de Sousa, has urged Congolese parliamentarians to be involved in the fight to defeat malnutrition. Full text...
  • Congo’s non-oil sector wallows in deep recession – IMF team
    14 november 2018 19:26:38
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congo’s stabilizing economic activity reflects diverging trends in the local oil and non-oil sectors, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that on Wednesday completed a nine-day visit to the country. Full text...
  • DR Congo hold hosts Rwanda 0-0 in 2019 U23 AFCON qualifier
    14 november 2018 17:04:06
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Wasps and visiting Leopards of DR Congo settled for a goalless draw in a 2019 U23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier played at Rubavu Stadium, northwestern Rwanda, on Wednesday. Full text...
  • 12 Congolese seek political asylum in Mauritius
    10 november 2018 11:45:34
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Twelve Congolese, six men and six women, who fled their country between October 2016 and March 2018, are seeking political asylum in Mauritius following their appearance in a court in Port Louis, PANA learned Saturday from a judicial source.Full text...
  • Senegal and Congo sign eight cooperation agreements in Dakar
    09 november 2018 17:00:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal and Congo on Thursday signed in Dakar, eight agreements and conventions to strengthen their cooperation in Full text...
  • FAO encourages agriculture careers for students in central African schools
    08 november 2018 15:18:39
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)'s representative in Co9ngo, Suze Percy Filippini, on Thursday said in Brazzaville that educational institutions could contribute to support the national efforts to raise interest in agricultural careers by introducing farming skills to young people.Full text...
  • Expulsion of Congolese from Angola aggravates dire crisis in Kasai - NRC
    07 november 2018 14:14:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The expulsion of an estimated 360,000 Congolese from Angola in October is aggravating an already dire humanitarian crisis in DRC, says the Norwegian Refugee Council. Full text...
  • Italian energy giant to increase power production at Congo plant
    07 november 2018 09:17:29
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Italian oil company, ENI, is to increase production of power at its Congolese electric power station (CEC) from 300 to 450 MW with the installation of a new turbine, the company’s Managing Director, Claudio Descalzi, said on Tuesday at the end of his audience with Congolese president, Denis Sassou Nguesso. Full text...
  • Group calls for more transparency in management of forest resources in Congo Basin
    31 october 2018 11:52:47
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Experts from the private and public sectors and civil society organisations from member countries of the Congo Basin are meeting in Brazzaville to demand more transparency in the management of forest resources.Full text...
  • 2019 Africa U-23 Qualifiers: Rwanda coach names squad against DR Congo
    30 october 2018 14:36:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's coach for the Under-23 national football team, Jimmy Mulisa, on Tuesday released a provisional list of 31 players for the qualifiers of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations against Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) scheduled to be played next month in Rubavu, northwestern Rwanda. Full text...
  • Rwanda conducts simulation exercise for Ebola prevention
    25 october 2018 18:16:27
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's health personnel at the Military Hospital in Kanombe, a suburb of Kigali city, conducted a simulation exercise on Thursday as part of preparations to prevent and manage suspected cases of Ebola virus. Full text...
  • US gives 1.7 billion CFAF for Congo's Pool Region
    23 october 2018 11:31:51
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The US ambassador in Congo, Todd Haskell, on Monday announced in Brazzaville the donation by the US of 1.7 billion CFAF, or 3 million dollars, for Congo's Pool region. Full text...
  • Angola 'ready to clarify expulsion' of DR Congo nationals
    19 october 2018 11:10:06
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The ambassador of Angola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), José Joâo Manvuel, has said his government is willing to clarify the expulsion of DR Congo nationals from his country as demanded by Angola. Full text...
  • MONUSCO committed to logistic support for DRC electoral process
    17 october 2018 16:33:10
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The special representative of the UN Secretary General in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mrs Leila Zerrougui, has reaffirmed her organisation's willingness to take logistic support, in accordance with the mandate of the Security Counci, for the 23 December 2018 elections in the country. Full text...
  • DRC govt. protests forceful expulsion of its nationals from Angola
    17 october 2018 13:19:10
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in accordance with diplomatic rules, has protested against the massive expulsion of its nationals from Angola, despite an agreement signed to the contrary, according to a communiqué issued by the DRC Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende Omalanga. Full text...
  • Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UNHCR
    16 october 2018 19:18:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Pierre Kompagny, Belgian of Congolese origin, elected mayor of Ganshoren in Belgium
    15 october 2018 14:11:31
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Pierre Kompagny, father of Vincent Kompagny, the best player in the Belgian national football team, the Red Devils, was elected mayor of the commune of Ganshoren (25,000 inhabitants) in Brussels during Sunday's local elections in Belgium.Full text...
  • Congo seeks support in education sector
    11 october 2018 11:00:40
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Minister of Primary, Secondary Education and Literacy, Anatole Collinet Makosso, on Wednesday appealed for support from the French development agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in the country's education sector.Full text...
  • South African newsletter claims DRC, Tanzania taking extreme resource nationalist measures
    11 october 2018 10:35:27
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Resource nationalist measures being implemented in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania are significantly more extreme than those being adopted and even considered in most other African countries, according to a mines-focused South African newsletter. Full text...
  • Congo gov't to enhance the teaching profession
    08 october 2018 11:21:27
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo's Higher Education Minister, Bruno Jean Richard Itoua, said on Saturday in Brazzaville that the government intends, in its education policy, to enhance the teaching profession, public radio announced on Monday. Full text...
  • Dr Mukwege's Nobel Peace Prize crowns years of treating survivors of sexual violence in war situation
    05 october 2018 10:27:05
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Dr. Denis Mukengere Mukwege, a surgeon, gynecologist and women’s rights activist, who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist, was born on 1 March 1955.Full text...
  • Progress in malaria control stalls, WHO
    01 october 2018 06:37:35
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - After an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled, the Africa Regional Office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported. Full text...
  • Ebola-hit DRC faces ‘perfect storm’ as uptick in violence halts WHO operation
    25 september 2018 19:25:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A "perfect storm" of active conflict and traumatized communities in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could enable the deadly disease to spread, but there are “no plans” to pull UN workers out of the country despite concerns for their security, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Aid work suspended due to deadly attack in DR Congo
    25 september 2018 07:19:33
    Beni, DR Congo (PANA) - Humanitarian charity, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), suspended all its activities in the north-eastern city of Beni and surrounding areas Monday, as a result of an armed group attack on Saturday. Full text...
  • Ebola control in Butembo: Africa CDC supports local Coordination Prevention Commission
    21 september 2018 14:11:40
    Butembo, DR Congo (PANA) - In order to support the Congolese Government's efforts in response to the 10th Ebola epidemic, the African Union (AU), through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), is contributing to this effort by providing professionals with proven skills who are actively involved in the control and eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease in Butembo city. Full text...

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