• Egyptian Investor says Gambia can be the sub-region's supermarket
    15 january 2019 21:13:36
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Hatem Raslan, an Egyptian investor, on Tuesday stressed the strategic importance of the Gambia when it comes to business, saying the West African country has the potential of becoming “the supermarket of the sub-region”.Full text...
  • ICRC President arrives in Niger
    15 january 2019 21:06:12
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, has arrived in Niger for a visit during which he will have several meetings with the Nigerien authorities and undertake field visits. Full text...
  • Three Senegal coaches fired after only 10 matches in the 2018/19 season
    15 january 2019 20:47:22
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's StarTimes football league has only played 10 of 26 matches of 2018-2019 season, but three coaches have already been sacked. Full text...
  • Unidentified gunmen kill 3 villagers in northern Burkina Faso
    15 january 2019 20:29:31
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday killed 3 people and wounded several others in Gasseliki village, located in the commune of Arbinda, in northern Burkina Faso.Full text...
  • Mauritanian President slams moves urging him to seek re-election for 3rd term
    15 january 2019 20:10:42
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania's Head of State, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has ordered a halt to moves to review the country's constitution and allow him stand for election in 2019, according to a statement by the Presidency's services, made public on Tuesday afternoon. Full text...
  • Kenyan Special Forces cornering attackers at Nairobi hotel
    15 january 2019 19:40:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan Police have deployed a security back up force at the Dusit Hotel complex, where a group of terrorists stormed, shooting indiscriminately before attacking hotel guests using a suicide bomb, the Police Inspector-General said Tueaday. Full text...
  • Laurent Gbagbo's acquittal rejigs Ivorian political scene (Analysis by TALL Mamadou)
    15 january 2019 19:33:49
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The acquittal and release of former Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo, on Tuesday by Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will mark the return, through the widest door, to the political scene of a prominent figure whose fate has suffered a severe blow after the controversial presidential election of November 2010. Full text...
  • Mauritius New Merchant Shipping Regulations come into effect 1 Feb
    15 january 2019 19:18:52
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Merchant Shipping Regulations, designed to prevent oil pollution by Oil and Noxious Liquid Substances, comes into force on 1 February, 2019. Full text...
  • Tunisian Secretary of State for Economic Diplomacy visits Ghana
    15 january 2019 19:01:42
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Secretary of State for Economic Diplomacy, Hatem Ferjani, leading a large delegation of businessmen and members of the Tunisian-African Business Council, on Monday began a four-day visit to Ghana as part of Tunisia's desire to strengthen relations with Sub-Saharan African countries. Full text...
  • More than 5,000 IDPs registered in northern Burkina after terrorist attack
    15 january 2019 18:46:38
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A total of 5,525 people fled their homes after a terrorist attack on January 12 in which 12 people were killed in the village of Gasseliki, 18 km from Arbinda in the province of Soum, northern Burkina Faso.Full text...
  • Burkinabè Culture Minister in Brussels to whip up interest in Fespaco 2019
    15 january 2019 18:30:02
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Burkinabe Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism, Abdoul Karim Sango, is due in Brussels for a working visit during which he will address a press conference on Thursday to drum up interest in the 26th edition of the Pan-African Film, Television and Audiovisual Festival (Fespaco), to be held from 23 February to 2 March in Ouagadougou.Full text...
  • Togo health authorities declare passengers in contact with victim of lassa fever wanted
    15 january 2019 18:04:11
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo health authorities say they are looking for passengers on a public transport vehicle which also carried a girl who died on board, suspected of carrying the Lassa virus. Full text...
  • Khalifa Hafter launches military operations against terrorist organisations in southern Libya
    15 january 2019 17:44:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan National Army General Command, based in eastern Libya, has announced that the army commander, Marshal Khalifa Hafter, has ordered a huge military operation in the southwest in an attempt to protect the population from terrorist organizations and criminals and to preserve the unity of Libyan soil. Full text...
  • 'Terrorist attack underway in Nairobi office, hotel complex' - Police
    15 january 2019 15:37:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Terrorists believed to be members of the Al Shabaab stormed the Dusit D2 Hotel in Nairobi on Tuesday, using explosives, grenades and heavy gunfire, Police said. Full text...
  • Boko Haram attacks two towns in northeast Nigeria
    15 january 2019 14:50:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) terrorists on Monday verran the town of Rann in northeast Nigeria and also attacked another community of Damasak in Borno State.Full text...
  • Kenya's energy regulator reduces oil pump price
    15 january 2019 14:34:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday announced reduced oil pump prices in its latest review, to the relief of local consumers.Full text...
  • South Africa minister to rule on fate of apartheid-era assassin
    15 january 2019 14:24:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Justice Minister Michael Masutha has until Friday to give reasons why apartheid-era assassin Janusz Walus must remain behind bars, after spending 25 years in a high security prison in Pretoria for killing South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani. Full text...
  • Kenya's examinations regulator cancels 3,000 high school exam results
    15 january 2019 14:13:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Examination results for 3,427 students who sat the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations have been cancelled on account of examination malpractice.Full text...
  • Libyan Interior minister calls for enabling environment to enforce police compliance
    15 january 2019 14:03:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Minister of the Interior of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fethi Bachagha, has said the creation of a model police station in Hay al-Andalous district is a step towards consolidating the rule of law in the country. Full text...
  • Rights body says Gbagbo acquittal 'crushing blow to post-poll violence victims'
    15 january 2019 13:49:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The acquittal of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and co-accused Charles Ble Goude by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday was described as a crushing disappointment to victims of post-elections violence in the West African country by Amnesty International.Full text...
  • Breaking News: Explosion rocks Nairobi upmarket business complex
    15 january 2019 13:23:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A bomb explosion rocked an upmarket business complex in Nairobi on Tuesday, with several cars set ablaze, PANA reported.Full text...
  • ICC acquits Gbagbo and Blé Goudé from all charges
    15 january 2019 12:41:29
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday acquitted former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles Blé Goudé, an Ivorian politician, from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d'Ivoire in 2010 and 2011. Full text...
  • Italian Prime Minister to visit Niger and Chad
    15 january 2019 12:07:36
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte begins a two-nation African tour on Tuesday that will take him to Niger and Chad, his first visit to these countries, according to a diplomatic source in Rome. Full text...
  • Gabonese prime minister reshuffles government
    15 january 2019 11:54:31
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Gabonese Prime Minister, Julien Nkoghe Bekale, on Monday reshuffled the government, just days after a botched coup attempt to oust President Ali Bongo. Full text...
  • Tuesday's exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya
    15 january 2019 11:41:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania.Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for Rwandan Franc
    15 january 2019 11:29:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Rwandan franc, as issued by the National Bank of Rwanda. Full text...
  • Tunisian foreign minister to visit Spain
    15 january 2019 10:27:38
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian foreign minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, begins a working visit to Spain on Tuesday at the invitation of his Spanish counterpart, Josep Borrell, a communique from the Tunisian foreign ministry has announced.Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa
    15 january 2019 10:11:44
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...
  • Tuesday’s forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
    15 january 2019 09:00:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd. Full text...
  • Tuesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    15 january 2019 08:58:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...
  • 'Geospatial technology a tool for sustainable development of ocean economy'
    15 january 2019 07:27:55
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping Minister Mr Premdut Koonjoo, on Monday urged scientists to ensure that the planet is kept clean and healthy for the coming generation.  Full text...
  • Tunisian President warns against Thursday's general strike
    14 january 2019 20:43:21
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi on Monday warned of the dangers that could result from the general strike that the country's trade union, UGTT (Union générale des travailleurs tunisiens) intends to observe on Thursday. Full text...
  • Egyptian investors express interest in Gambia's agriculture, energy and tourism sectors
    14 january 2019 20:34:26
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A group of Egyptian investors that called on the Gambian leader Adama Barrow at State House on Monday have expressed interest in agricultural processing and manufacturing, rice production, energy and tourism industries of the tiny West African nation. Full text...
  • Draw for 2019 AFCON finals to be held in the first week of April
    14 january 2019 20:22:22
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals will take place in the first week of April, Egyptian Football Federation member Ahmed Moujahed has announced in a statement to Egyptian media. Full text...
  • World ‘not yet on track’ to ensure children a better future: UN rights chief
    14 january 2019 20:12:12
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Some Member States have fallen short of offering a better future to children who continue to die prematurely or fall victim to poverty, trafficking and slavery, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. Full text...
  • Burkinabe president calls for social cohesion after inter-communal conflict
    14 january 2019 19:45:16
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré on Monday received a delegation of Fulani community leaders, two weeks after a reprisal attack that left some 49 members of this community dead in the north central area the country. Full text...
  • Togo obtains US$15m to set up a solar power station
    14 january 2019 19:33:08
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togo has secured a US$15 million loan from the Abu Dhabi Development Fund (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for the establishment of a 30 MW solar power plant, PANA learned from official sources in Lomé on Monday. Full text...
  • One killed in explosion in Ouagadougou
    14 january 2019 19:21:34
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - One person was killed when stored explosives went off in a residential villa in Silmiyiri district of Ouagadougou on Monday, the ministry for security confirmed in a statement.Full text...
  • Acacia Mining beats own gold production target in Tanzania
    14 january 2019 19:07:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) –Acacia Mining plc, one of the largest gold producers in Africa, announced on Monday that it beat its target in Tanzania in 2018 when gold production for the full year reached 521,980 ounces. Full text...
  • Ethiopian Airlines cargo freighter forced to land in Indonesia
    14 january 2019 18:29:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has explained its crew operating an unscheduled cargo flight to Singapore were relaxing in Indonesia on Monday after the authorities there commandeered the airline's cargo plane as it flew on their airspace.Full text...
  • Dakar hosts international conference on Africa's emergence
    14 january 2019 18:25:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The third edition of the International Conference on Africa’s Emergence (CIEA) will begin on Thursday in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, bringing together representatives of the African and international private sector.Full text...
  • DRC President-elect non-committal amid calls for unity government
    14 january 2019 18:09:05
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President-elect, Felix Tshisekedi, has remained non-committal amid calls for the opening of negotiations with his main rival, Martin Fayulu, on the possibility of forming a national unity government to stabilize the mineral-rich country. Full text...
  • Niger grants gold exploration permit to Planet Mining
    14 january 2019 18:00:18
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Niger government has granted a gold exploration licence in the northern Agadez region to a local company, Planet Mining SARL, according to an official statement released on Monday.Full text...
  • Libya demands Lebanon's position on 'participation' in Arab summit
    14 january 2019 16:20:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Government of National Accord on Sunday called on the Lebanese government "to urgently clarify" its position on Libya's participation in the Arab summit on economic and social development scheduled for January 19-20 in Lebanon, including the attitude of hostility it suffered.Full text...
  • Tunisians mark eighth anniversary of 2011 Revolution
    14 january 2019 16:05:44
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisians on Monday marked the eighth anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising and the flight of former President Zine Abedine Ben Ali, in a climate marked by social tension and a strong sense of despair over the deteriorating economic, social and political situation in the country.Full text...
  • EU demands publication of DRC election results from each local compilation centre
    14 january 2019 15:51:27
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of Congo to "publish the minutes of each local results compilation centre," according to a European official statement released on Monday .Full text...
  • Violence leaves 316 injured in Algerian stadiums
    14 january 2019 15:37:10
    Algiers Algeria (PANA) - A total of 80 cases of violence in which 316 people were wounded, including 215 police officers, have been recorded at Algerian football stadiums during the first leg of the current season.Full text...
  • South African football officials charged in 2010 World Cup bribery case
    14 january 2019 15:21:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African fugitive Gupta family which has been heavily implicated in the State Capture scandal that clouded Jacob Zuma’s presidency has now been linked to a US$10 million FIFA bribe. Full text...
  • Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea aim at cooperation in tourism development
    14 january 2019 14:39:29
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea on Monday signed three agreements on political and mutual diplomatic consultations as well as investment in the tourism sector after the presidents of the two countries concluded bilateral talks in Kigali.Full text...
  • Kenya court rules Westgate Mall terror attack suspects have case to answer
    14 january 2019 14:34:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Nairobi court on Monday ruled that three people accused of carrying out the Westgate Shopping Mall terror attack in 2013, in which 67 people were killed and many injured, have a case to answer.Full text...

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