• EU puts Tanzania’s respect for human rights and rule of law on close watch
    15 november 2018 17:09:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Despite many years of close and fruitful relations with Tanzania, the European Union on Thursday said its Member States were getting concerned about recent political developments in the East African country. Full text...
  • Nigerian Air Force launches new operation against Boko Haram
    15 november 2018 16:33:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday announced a new operation against Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast of the country aiming at “further degrading” remnants of the insurgent group.Full text...
  • EU grants 9 billion CFA Francs to Mali to fight violence against women
    15 november 2018 14:05:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has granted Mali US$18 million (about 9 billion CFA Francs) to enable the African country deal with violence against women between 2018-2023, PANA learned from official sources. Full text...
  • Two Malian soldiers killed by gunmen
    15 november 2018 13:41:42
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Two Malian soldiers were killed and another wounded in an attack on Wednesday by unidentified gunmen at a checkpoint in Diabaly, a town 60km away from Niono, in the Segou region of central Mali, online newspaper, Kibaru, reported on Thursday. Full text...
  • CAF signs exclusive Catapult Sports performance agreement
    15 november 2018 13:34:41
    Melbourne, Australia (PANA) - In a landmark deal with performance analytics company, Catapult Sports, 54 countries under the jurisdiction of the Confédération of African Football (CAF) and CAF itself will be supplied with world-leading athlete-monitoring technology to advance team and player performance. Full text...
  • Africa Investment Forum 2018: a new bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa
    15 november 2018 13:30:06
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,” according to a popular saying. And this was exactly happened when the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, laid out his vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many did not see what was coming ahead. Full text...
  • A-List Attendees throw weight behind Africa Investment Forum 2018
    15 november 2018 13:20:01
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Heads of State, presidents of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), global and regional investors, business moguls and other A-list attendees are lauding the recently-concluded inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF) as an unprecedented game changer for Africa. Full text...
  • Donors commend NEPAD-IPPF’s operational performances
    15 november 2018 13:18:23
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The 28th NEPAD-Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Oversight Committee Meeting held at Sandton Sun Hotel, Sandton City, Johannesburg, South Africa on 5 November, 2018, has commended the operational performances of the Facility. Full text...
  • 'Use of blended finance as tool for scaling up investment in Africa, on the rise'
    15 november 2018 12:57:06
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The use of blended finance as a tool to address risk perceptions and crowd in private investment to develop Africa and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is on the rise, according to delegates who attended the recently-concluded inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF), in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...
  • Burkina Faso to harvest five million tonnes of grain in 2018/19 crop year
    15 november 2018 12:02:29
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso is expecting to harvest nearly five million tonnes of cereals by the end of the 2018-2019 crop year, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Thursday.Full text...
  • Ouagadougou to host meeting on security in Sahel
    15 november 2018 11:58:00
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso will host the ministerial meeting of the "Nouakchott Process", initiated in 2013 by the African Union, to strengthen security cooperation and information exchange in the Sahel-Saharan strip. Full text...
  • 2018 AWC: Malian coach names squad for Ghana tournament
    15 november 2018 11:47:50
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali Women's National Football coach Mohamed Saloum Maiga has named 21 players for the 11th edition of the Women's African Cup of Nations scheduled for 17 November to 1 December 2018, in Ghana. Full text...
  • Thrusday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    15 november 2018 11:11:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritanie (PANA) - Following are Thrusday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...
  • South Africa marks 30th anniversary of racial massacre
    15 november 2018 11:09:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa on Thursday marked the 30th anniversary of a racial massacre in the Pretoria city centre that sent shockwaves around the world. Full text...
  • 2019 U-23 AFCON qualification: Some 1st-leg, 1st-round results
    15 november 2018 09:17:33
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are some results from the first-leg, first-round qualifying matches for the 2019 Under-23 African Nations Cup (AFCON), which will be played in Egypt. Full text...
  • Thursday's forex rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa
    15 november 2018 08:01:04
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...
  • Thursday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    15 november 2018 07:59:09
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • Rights group urges Angola to suspend deportation of DRC refugees
    15 november 2018 05:36:23
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Human rights watchdog, Human Rights Watch, on Thursday asked the Angolan government to immediately suspend the deportation of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into alleged abuses by state security forces. Full text...
  • 'More than 5,000 people sheltering in MSF-supported hospital after violent CAR clashes'
    15 november 2018 05:15:48
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - Fighting between two armed groups in Batangafo, in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR), in late October drove more than 10,000 people to seek shelter in Batangafo hospital, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Farmers on the frontline in battle against drug-resistant microbes: UN health agency
    15 november 2018 05:02:57
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed that as some 700,000 people are dying each year from antimicrobial resistant infections, an untold number of sick animals are also suffering from diseases that do not respond to treatment. Full text...
  • 'Make healthy choices’ to prevent and manage chronic diabetes - WHO
    15 november 2018 04:56:27
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, World Diabetes Day, with the call to “eat healthily, be physically active and avoid excessive weight gain”. Full text...
  • UN Security Council lifts sanctions against Eritrea amid growing rapprochement with Ethiopia
    15 november 2018 04:46:09
    New York, US (PANA) - A range of international sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago, were unanimously lifted by the Security Council on Wednesday, four months after the signing of an historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in July, according to a UN statement. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Results of matches played on Wednesday
    15 november 2018 04:38:04
    Montevideo, Uruguay (PANA) - The following are the results of matches played on Wednesday at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup competition in Uruguay. 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...
  • 2018 FIFA U-18 WWC: USA beat Cameroon 3-0 in opening Group C match
    14 november 2018 19:15:58
    Montevideo, Uruguay (PANA) - The following is the result of Wednesday's opening Group C match at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup played at Estadio Alberto Suppici, Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay. Full text...
  • Gambian leader receives Israeli, South African envoys
    14 november 2018 18:58:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow on Wednesday received in Banjul credentials of the newly accredited envoys of the State of Israel and the Republic of South Africa. Full text...
  • Libya's Interior ministry reports improved security situation in Tripoli
    14 november 2018 18:41:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Following the enforcement of the Common Security Plan in central Tripoli, the security situation in the Libyan capital has markedly improved, beefed up with street patrols by security agents, the Interior ministry of the Government of National Unity said in a press statement on Wednesday.Full text...
  • President Ouattara urges WAEMU countries to invest in renewable energy sources
    14 november 2018 18:14:16
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday called on member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) to ‘invest massively’ in renewable energy sources, noting that less than half of the regional population has access to energy. 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...
  • 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...
  • Rwanda to host international forum on Green Growth in Africa
    14 november 2018 16:45:53
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda will host the first Africa Green Growth Forum, bringing together over 1,000 participants, including policymakers and financial specialists from across the continent to share experience in green growth and climate resilient development from 26-30 November this year, it was officially announced here Wednesday.Full text...
  • Kenyan governor arrested after police stumble upon eight guns in his homes
    14 november 2018 16:22:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan country governor, currently out on bail over a murder charge, was arrested Wednesday after police found eight guns in his various residences. Full text...
  • Students in trouble for kneeling during Israeli national anthem
    14 november 2018 15:59:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just days after a race row at a top Cape Town school in South Africa sparked a national outcry, a second upmarket school is in the headlines after two pupils at the Herzlia Middle School in the city knelt in protest during the playing of the Israeli National Anthem, a tradition at the predominantly Jewish institution. Full text...
  • CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup postponed indefinitely due to administrative issue
    14 november 2018 15:50:21
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 2018 Senior Challenge Cup of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has been postponed indefinitely due to administrative issues in the host country, Kenya, Sports source confirmed Wednesday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...
  • Mali launch national campaign to fight Female Genital Mutilation
    14 november 2018 15:40:16
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali on Tuesday launched a national campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM), on the initiative of the Plan International and Global Media Campaign.Full text...
  • Libyan president suggests how Libya crisis can be resolved
    14 november 2018 15:12:53
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The president of the presidential council of the Libyan government of national accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, has outlined three ways the Libyan crisis can be resolved.Full text...
  • Pan-African investment platform launched in Côte d'Ivoire
    14 november 2018 14:18:42
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – A new Pan-African investment platform, called the New African Capital Partners (NACP), was launched on Tuesday in Cote d'Ivoire, according to a communiqué issued here on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    14 november 2018 14:01:21
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • IMF warns Gambia of dangers of its high debt
    14 november 2018 11:24:23
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative in the Gambia on Tuesday warned the West African country of its high debt to GDP ratio which stood at 88 per cent in 2017.Full text...
  • Vatican Secretary of State expected Friday in Mali
    14 november 2018 10:33:27
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, is expected on Friday in Bamako where he will represent Pope Francis at the 130th anniversary of the Catholic Church in Mali. Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    14 november 2018 10:29:12
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Ghana cedi
    14 november 2018 09:10:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Ghana cedi as announced by the Ghana Association of Bankers. Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa
    14 november 2018 09:03:00
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...
  • HIV, TB treatment at risk as countries gradually lose Global Fund support - MSF
    14 november 2018 08:58:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called on the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to make urgent changes to their policies and practices for countries transitioning away from, or gradually losing, donor support, which increase the risk of critical drug stock-outs and alarming drug quality issues in many countries. Full text...
  • Sudanese, Italian foreign ministers meet on sidelines of Libya conference
    14 november 2018 08:33:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Foreign Minister, Dirdeiri Mohamed Ahmed, on Tuesday met the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi on the fringes of the international conference on Libya taking place in Italy.Full text...
  • Wednesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    14 november 2018 08:18:01
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    14 november 2018 08:16:07
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC: Fixtures for Wednesday's matches
    14 november 2018 06:45:32
    Montevideo, Uruguay (PANA) - The following are the fixtures for Wednesday's matches at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup being played in Uruguay. Full text...
  • ECOWAS organises dialogue, mediation workshop for Nigeria's 2019 conflict-free elections
    14 november 2018 06:35:23
    Enugu, Nigeria (PANA) - In continuation of its initiatives to ensure conflict-free elections in Nigeria in 2019, a 3-day workshop organised by the ECOWAS Commission opened on Tuesday for political actors and civil society groups in the country’s South-East geo-political zone, on the use of dialogue and mediation as tools for preventing and mitigating election-related violence and disputes. Full text...
  • Help build vulnerable island states’ resilience to extreme weather, urges senior UN official
    14 november 2018 02:09:48
    New York, US (PANA) - With Small Island Developing States (SIDS) bearing the brunt of economic losses from climate change, making them more resilient to extreme weather events must be a priority, said Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), speaking at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Full text...

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