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  • France hails UN sanctions against Libyan Salah Badi
    20 november 2018 15:51:14
    Paris, France (PANA) - France has welcomed the United Nations Security Council sanctions, imposed on Friday, on Libyan national, Salah Badi, believing that he played a leading role in the recent clashes in Tripoli in which many civilians have died. Full text...
  • President Macron attends launch of high-speed train in Morocco
    14 november 2018 16:59:07
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron will on Thursday, together with Moroccan King Mohammed VI, attend the official launch of a high-speed 200km railway linking Tangiers and Casablanca via Rabat, it was confirmed here on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Marginalised voices must be ‘included and amplified’ in digital technology space: UN Chief
    13 november 2018 03:49:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - New thinking is needed to better address deep gender gaps in access to digital technologies, seek out networks of the increasingly active elderly population, and support young people facing a rapidly transforming labour market, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. Full text...
  • UN Chief urges nations to work together
    12 november 2018 00:23:38
    Paris France (PANA) - From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. Full text...
  • Burkinabè President to participate in Armistice centenary celebration
    10 november 2018 11:52:06
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, will participate, along with the French President Emmanuel Macron, in the commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice on Sunday, according to an official statement in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou. Full text...
  • Nigerian President Buhari leaves for Paris Peace Forum
    09 november 2018 18:52:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the three-day Paris Peace Forum which kicks off on Sunday. Full text...
  • Mauritanian president to attend the centenary of the 1918 armistice in Paris
    09 november 2018 15:00:12
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed ould Abdel Aziz, is expected in Paris, France, on Friday to take part in both the celebration of the centenary of the 1918 armistice and a peace forum, PANA learned from official sources. Full text...
  • Paris Peace Forum opens on Sunday
    06 november 2018 11:46:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Paris Peace Forum opens on Sunday in the French capital with thousands of participants including several African heads of State and government, representatives of international organisations and the civil society expected to attend. Full text...
  • Algeria signs two deals for off-shore oil exploration with ENI and Total
    30 october 2018 13:59:34
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algeria's national oil research, production, transportation, processing and marketing company (Sonatrach) on Monday signed two contracts with Italian energy giant ENI and Total of France for offshore oil exploration.Full text...
  • French President pledges financial backing for Ethiopia's political reform
    30 october 2018 11:02:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to back ongoing political reforms in Ethiopia with the provision of budget support, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.Full text...
  • Libyan Parliamentary delegation ends visit to France
    29 october 2018 10:23:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A delegation from the Libyan Parliament on Sunday evening concluded a visit to the French capital, Paris, to establish partnership between the two countries in several domains.Full text...
  • French FM received by Tunisian president
    22 october 2018 19:38:16
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian president, Béji Caïd Essebsi, on Monday received the French foreign affairs minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is in Tunisia for a working visit, a statement issued by the Tunisian presidency said. Full text...
  • UN agency seeks media partners for new campaign against killers of journalists
    19 october 2018 03:47:01
    Paris, France (PANA) - Every four days, a journalist is murdered, often for simply doing their job of uncovering something that someone wants to stay hidden: the vast majority of these killings go unpunished. Full text...
  • NGO donates to displaced people in Mali
    18 october 2018 10:55:05
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Islamic Relief France, a humanitarian NGO, on Wednesday donated food valued at 49 million CFA Francs to 500 displaced households living in the most deprived neighbourhoods of Sévaré, about 15 kilometres from Mopti in the centre of the country. Full text...
  • Gambian leader welcomes France's investment in farming
    17 october 2018 18:55:16
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow has lauded the initiative of the French government to invest massively in agricultural commercialization and mechanization, stressing that value addition in agricultural production will greatly contribute to food security in the Gambia. Full text...
  • French foreign minister starts tour of Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso
    17 october 2018 18:31:24
    Paris, France (PANA) – French foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday began a four-day visit to Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso where he will discuss with his hosts bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues, official sources told PANA. Full text...
  • UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education to be awarded on Thursday
    10 october 2018 13:27:44
    Paris, France (PANA) - The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education will Thursday honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. Full text...
  • UNESCO D-G to attend Francophonie Summit in Yerevan, Armenia
    10 october 2018 13:26:41
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will travel to Yerevan on 11 October to represent the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the 17th Summit of the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF). Full text...
  • Kenyan Mohamed wins 'Future Stars' youth coaching programme
    09 october 2018 20:09:50
    Paris, France (PANA) - Arsenal FC and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit, on Tuesday announced that Hamisi Mohamed from Nairobi has won the public vote determining the winner of their Future Stars programme. Full text...
  • Egyptian, Jamaican laureates receive 2018 UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education
    02 october 2018 16:53:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - A Jamaican project to help school-aged mothers return to the classroom and another in Egypt which provides educational opportunities for marginalized girls will receive this year’s UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education, the UN specialized agency announced on Tuesday. Full text...
  • UNESCO holds Roundtable on "Building Just and Peaceful Societies"
    21 september 2018 15:35:55
    Paris, France (PANA) - On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Peace on 21 September, UNESCO will organize a roundtable discussion on the complex but intrinsic relationship between human rights and sustainable peace. Full text...
  • Namibia, Estonia and Indonesia home to 2018 winners of Education for Sustainable Development Prize
    21 september 2018 15:25:37
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has named the three winners of this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Full text...
  • French author releases new book on fight against Genocide denial
    14 september 2018 13:16:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - French univerisity lecturer, Florent Piton, on Friday presented his book depicting the consequences of Genocide denial, while urging the international community to join hands and fight Genocide deniers currently seeking asylum in many European countries, including France.Full text...
  • International Literacy Day 2018, promoting Literacy and Skills Development (A Feature by UNESCO)
    08 september 2018 13:16:35
    Paris, France (PANA) - September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on 26 October, 1966. Since 1967, ILD celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Full text...
  • Nigerian Prisons Service bags 2018 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy
    07 september 2018 13:22:45
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has been awarded the 2018 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy for the ‘National Open University of Nigeria - Prison Study Centres and Inmates General Education Programme’. Full text...
  • FIFA U-20 WWC: Record of all winners, runners up to 4th place finishers
    25 august 2018 15:00:24
    Paris, France (PANA) - Following the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France, here are the record of all the winners to date, runners up to 4th-place finishers. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Japan win maiden Cup, beat Spain 3-1 in finals
    24 august 2018 19:57:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - Japan on Friday won their maiden Under-20 Women's World Cup after beating Spain 3-1 in the match played at the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes, in France. Full text...
  • Remembering slave trade offers chance to raise awareness – UNESCO
    24 august 2018 06:54:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - On the 20th anniversary of the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the United Nations is inviting the world to reflect on the legacy of slavery and remember to guard against racial prejudices, which continue to fuel everyday discrimination against people of African descent. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Spain vs Japan in Friday's final match
    24 august 2018 06:48:10
    Paris, France (PANA) - Spain, making a fourth appearance in the FIFA Under-20 Women's World cup, take on Japan in Friday's finals of the 2018 event in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Spain qualify for final, face Japan in Friday's final match
    20 august 2018 19:46:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - Spain defeated France 1-0 on Monday, thanks to a goal by Patri in the 51st minute, to qualify for the final of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Japan power past England to reach final
    20 august 2018 17:15:16
    Paris, France (PANA) - First-half goals by Riko Ueki and Jun Endo earned Japan a 2-0 victory over England on Monday, and with it, a place in the final of the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018. 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: 2nd set of quarter-final matches on Friday
    17 august 2018 06:32:22
    Paris, France (PANA) - Below are the second set of quarter-final fixtures, to be played on Friday, at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria bow out, lose 2-1 to Spain in quarter-final
    16 august 2018 19:38:46
    Paris, France (PANA) - With two goals in the 13th and 47th minutes, and the one they conceded in the 57th minute, Spain eliminated Nigeria on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Quarter-final matches begin on Thursday
    15 august 2018 19:07:53
    Paris, France (PANA) - Below are the quarter-final fixtures to be played on Thursday at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: All the quarter-finalists emerge
    14 august 2018 06:04:27
    Paris, France (PANA) - With Nigeria, Germany, Spain and Japan reaching the knockout phase of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France, all the eight quarter-finalists have now emerged. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria qualify for quarter finals
    13 august 2018 19:36:54
    Dinan-Léhon, France (PANA) - Nigeria's Under-20 female football team, the Falconets, on Monday drew 1-1 with China in their final Group D match to reach the quarter-finals of the 2018 Under-20 FIFA World Cup in France. Full text...
  • European gov'ts urged to assign place of safety after rescues on Mediterranean
    13 august 2018 09:29:04
    Paris, France (PANA) - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical charity. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: France, 3 others reach quarter-finals
    13 august 2018 06:25:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - Hosts France, the Netherlands, England and defending champions North Korea are through to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Final Groups A, B matches on Sunday
    12 august 2018 07:37:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - Below are the fixtures for the final Groups A Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria win 1st match, rekindle qualification hope
    09 august 2018 19:57:56
    Paris, France (PANA) - Nigeria defeated Haiti 1-0 on Thursday, vaulting from bottom of the four-team table to second place in Group D at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Day 2, Groups C, D matches on Thursday
    09 august 2018 06:47:39
    Paris, France (PANA) - The following are Day 2 matches in Groups C and D, to be played on Thursday at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Ghana eliminated on Wednesday
    08 august 2018 19:51:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - Ghana, one of the two African representatives at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France, have been eliminated, even with Day 3 matches yet to be played. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Day 2, Groups A, B matches on Wednesday
    08 august 2018 06:38:34
    Paris, France (PANA) - The following are Day 2, Group matches in Groups A and B at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Ghana, Nigeria lose 1st matches
    07 august 2018 13:36:56
    Paris, France (PANA) - Ghana and Nigeria, Africa's representatives at the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France, lost their opening matches on Sunday and Monday respectively as the 9th edition of the FIFA event got underway. Full text...
  • Humanitarian rescue ship Aquarius returns to Mediterranean
    02 august 2018 05:23:32
    Marseille, France (PANA) - The rescue ship Aquarius, run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical charity, set sail on Wednesday from Marseille, France, after an extended port call. Full text...
  • UNESCO designates 24 new biosphere reserves
    26 july 2018 06:38:30
    Paris, France (PANA) - Protecting mangroves, tropical rain forests and other biodiversity hot spots, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) bumped up its World Network of Biosphere Reserves by 24 new sites on Wednesday, which means that 686 unique natural sites in total are being preserved globally. Full text...
  • UNESCO invites experts to open discussion on Artificial Intelligence
    21 july 2018 12:24:52
    Paris, France (PANA) - In order to reflect on the significant impact of emerging and smart technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) on the Organization’s core mandate to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image and build inclusive knowledge societies, UNESCO’s Communication and Information (CI) Sector, with partners, will be organizing an open discussion on “Harnessing AI to Foster Knowledge Societies and Sustainable Development”. Full text...

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