Senegal
  • Train services to resume soon on Bamako-Dakar railroad
    13 november 2018 16:40:09
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Passenger and freight trains will soon start rolling between Mali and Senegal after several months of interruption, Malian Transport minister Soumana Mory Coulibaly has said. Full text...
  • Two people killed in armed attack in southern Senegal
    13 november 2018 11:02:01
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - A chief of village in the restive Casamance region of Senegal and his nephew were on Monday afternoon killed by unidentified armed men, military sources have told PANA in dakar.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...
  • Senegal opens cyber security training centre
    08 november 2018 16:17:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A National Cyber security School will open in January next year in Dakar, according to a statement issued here Wednesday following a session of the Council of Ministers that was chaired by President Macky Sall. Full text...
  • Dakar forum on peace, security in Africa ends
    07 november 2018 09:48:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Fifth International Dakar Forum on Peace and Security in Africa ended on Tuesday in Diamniadio, about 40 km east of the Senegalese capital, with a call on African countries to strengthen cooperation between their intelligence services.Full text...
  • Dakar Forum on Peace and security in Africa opens in Senegal
    05 november 2018 14:49:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The fifth edition of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa began on Monday in Diamniadio, a town 40 kilometers east of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Full text...
  • Senegalese President urges African states to step up fight against terrorism
    05 november 2018 14:44:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall, on Monday urged African governments to deploy the necessary means to ensure peace and security in their countries, and address the concerns of their youth, in order to prevent them from joining terrorist groups. Full text...
  • Armed robbers raid vehicles on Ziguinchor-Dakar highway
    04 november 2018 13:48:37
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) – Unidentified people, who were armed with army rifles, on Saturday night raided vehicles and motorcycle taxis near Badiouré village, on the main road linking Dakar to the southern Casamance region, some 40 km north of Ziguinchor, PANA learnt Sunday from military sources. Full text...
  • 4 dead in Senegal River boat accident
    03 november 2018 17:26:29
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Four people drowned and several others were injured when a motorised canoe capsized on Friday on the Senegal River, according to eyewitnesses. Full text...
  • PANAPRESS to be transformed into multi-media institution
    25 october 2018 12:45:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Board of Directors of PANAPRESS has announced a new direction for the Pan-African News Agency (PANA) as it is poised to be transformed into a multi-media institution. Full text...
  • President Sall launches PUDC for Casamance with 300 billion CFA Francs
    22 october 2018 14:14:33
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall, on Sunday launched the second phase of the emergency programme for community development (PUDC) in Casamance, Southern Senegal. Full text...
  • Senegalese teen girls sexually exploited, harassed in schools - Rights group says
    18 october 2018 12:44:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Abusive teachers and other staff sexually exploit, harass, and abuse adolescent girls in Senegal’s secondary schools, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Thursday. Full text...
  • Passing away of PANAPRESS Editor-in-Chief
    15 october 2018 18:17:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Biava Seshi, PANAPRESS Editor-in-Chief, passed away Monday afternoon in Lome, Togo, his native country following a heart stroke. He was in his 60s.Full text...
  • 2022 Youth Olympic Games: Senegal wins bid to host Youth Olympics
    09 october 2018 09:29:15
    Buenos Aires, Argentina (PANA) - The Fourth Edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games 2022 (YOG) will be held in Dakar, Senegal, the first time the Games will be organised in Africa, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday. Full text...
  • Senegal hosts Innovation Education in Africa Expo 2018
    06 october 2018 11:54:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Under the theme: "Meeting Continental Targets for Inclusive, Quality and Transformative Education and Training in the 21st Century", the African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST), together with the Senegalese Government and its partners across and beyond Africa, is organising the ‘Innovating Education in Africa Expo’ to showcase technical and social innovations in every area of education and training. Full text...
  • PACA calls for enhanced country-led approaches for sustainable aflatoxin mitigation in Africa
    04 october 2018 13:30:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has called on all AU Member States to tackle the impact of Aflatoxins through a strong continental vision supported by robust political will, as well as the establishment of the necessary technical structures and the promotion of coordinated approaches. Full text...
  • AfDB supports Senegal's Community Development Emergency Program with 60m euros
    02 october 2018 13:32:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will help Senegal to continue its Emergency Community Development Program, which aims to develop rural agriculture and provide people in the most remote areas of the country with better access to basic social services. Full text...
  • AfDB convenes Climate Change Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming for African Group of Negotiators
    20 september 2018 16:02:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) will conduct a seminar on gender mainstreaming in climate negotiations for the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) in Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday, 26 September, 2018. Full text...
  • Humanitarian charity slams US govt's decision to lower target for 2019 refugee admissions
    18 september 2018 11:47:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Humanitarian charity, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), has slammed the US government's decision to further reduce the target for refugee admissions in 2019 from 45,000 to 30,000. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: Senegal, Guinea reach finals of West Zone A qualifiers
    17 september 2018 01:23:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Hosts Senegal and Guinea on Sunday qualified for the finals of the West Zone A qualifiers for the 2019 Under-17 African Nations Cup (AFCON). Full text...
  • 2019 CAF men's U-17 AFCON: Semi-final matches in West Zone A qualifiers Sunday
    16 september 2018 04:01:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The following are the semi-final matches, scheduled for Sunday, in the West Zone A qualifiers for the 2019 Under-17 African Nations Cup (AFCON). Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: All semi-finalists emerge in West Zone A qualifiers
    14 september 2018 06:19:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - All the semi-finalists in the West Zone A qualifiers for the 2019 Under-17 African Nations Cup (AFCON) have emerged. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: Final group matches in West Zone A qualifiers Thursday
    13 september 2018 06:20:26
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Here are the final group matches to be played on Thursday in the West Zone A qualifiers for the 2019 Under-17 African Nations Cup (AFCON), which will be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF men's U-17 AFCON: Results from group matches in West Zone A qualifiers
    12 september 2018 07:17:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Here are results from Groups A and C matches played on Tuesday in the West Zone A qualifiers for the 2019 Under-17 African Nations Cup (AFCON), which will be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • AfDB supports Senegal’s National Development Strategy
    11 september 2018 14:29:18
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a partial credit guarantee to Senegal to help hedge currency risk arising from Eurobonds and to finance the country’s national development plan. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: Mali qualify for West Zone A semi-final, Gambia eliminated
    10 september 2018 18:06:29
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - With just one match played on Sunday, Mali have reached the semi-finals of the West Zone A qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 Nations Cup. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: 9 teams begin West Zone A qualifiers in Senegal
    09 september 2018 07:25:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Nine teams, including hosts Senegal, will play in the West Zone A qualifiers, from 9 to 18 September, for the 2019 African men's Nations Cup, which will be played in Tanzania. Full text...
  • Education at risk for more than 3.5 million school-aged children in Lake Chad Basin - UNICEF
    04 september 2018 07:52:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Ongoing conflict, displacement and fear of attacks on schools is putting the education of more than 3.5 million children at risk in the Lake Chad Basin, with almost 1,000 schools closed or non-functional due to violence or unrest in northeast Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. Full text...
  • Impressive African health gains at risk from changing trends - WHO report
    31 august 2018 06:41:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Life expectancy across Africa has improved significantly, says a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report, released on Thursday, but national health systems must be improved to ensure that services get to the people who need them most.Full text...
  • 68th session of WHO Regional Committee for Africa opens in Senegal on Monday
    25 august 2018 06:52:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Ministers of Health and senior officials from 47 African countries will meet in Dakar, Senegal, for the 68th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa, scheduled to take place from 27 – 31 August 2018 with the launch of a new report on the State of Health in Africa high on the agenda. Full text...
  • 'Taxes, subsidies determine gasoline prices around the world'
    02 august 2018 15:36:35
    Dakar, Sénégal (PANA) - There is substantial difference in the prices of gasoline across the globe, although as a general rule, rich countries have higher prices and poor States and the countries that produce and export oil have significantly lower prices. Full text...
  • 'Electricity prices on the rise around the world'
    02 august 2018 15:24:00
    Dakar, Sénégal (PANA) - A survey of electricity consumption across the world shows that electricity prices have increased by 1.65% since March 2018. Full text...
  • ECONEC delegation meets Senegalese electoral commission
    31 july 2018 14:14:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), headed by governing board president, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, met in Dakar on Tuesday with officials of Senegal's Independent Electoral Commission (CENA) led by its President, Doudou Ndir. Full text...
  • UNESCO, partner organize workshop on 21st Century Skills assessment
    16 july 2018 13:55:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Teaching and Learning - Educators' Network for Transformation (TALENT), a network coordinated by UNESCO, in collaboration with Brookings Institution and Global Partnership for Education, is organizing a workshop on the 21st Century Skills assessment. Full text...
  • Senegal's growth rate commendable but public finances deteriorate - IMF
    04 july 2018 11:34:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the sixth review of Senegal’s economic performance under a programme supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). Full text...
  • Senegal FA asks FIFA to revise Fair Play rule
    03 july 2018 13:42:01
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - After exiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup due to yellow cards accumulated in their group, the Senegalese Football Federation )SFF) has appealed to FIFA to amend the Fair Play rule. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA WC: Africa's dreams shattered as Senegal lose 1-0 to Colombia and Japan lose 1-0 to Poland
    28 june 2018 16:27:52
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - Africa's hopes of getting one country to the Round of 16 in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup went up in flames at the Samara Arena in Samara on Thursday when the only bright star, Senegal, were eliminated after losing 1-0 to Colombia. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA WC: Senegal ends pre-World Cup campaign on high, beat South Korea 2-0
    12 june 2018 05:31:59
    Grödig, Austria (PANA) - Senegal, one of the five African nations going to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, ended their preparation for football's biggest festival on a happy note, defeating South Korea on Monday in their fifth and final pre-World Cup friendly. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA WC: Senegal take on South Korea in final pre-World Cup friendly
    11 june 2018 04:52:59
    Grödig, Austria (PANA) - Senegal, one of the five African nations going to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, meet South Korea on Monday in their fifth and final pre-World Cup friendly.Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA WC: Full teams of Tunisia and Senegal
    05 june 2018 09:48:31
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The following are the Senegalese and Tunisian squads for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament that kicks off in Russia on 14 June. Full text...
  • Amnesty International's West Africa Researcher Gaëtan Mootoo passes on
    28 may 2018 02:42:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Amnesty International on Sunday announced the death of Gaëtan Mootoo, Researcher for West Africa, who had been with the organisation for over 30 years.Full text...
  • Generation Foot claim 2nd Senegal FA Cup
    23 may 2018 10:58:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Generation Foot FC were crowned champions of the Coupe du Senegal (Senegal FA Cup) for the second time after beating second-tier side, Renaissance de Dakar, 2-0 in the final on Sunday in Dakar. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA WC: Senegal coach Cisse announces provisional squad
    18 may 2018 05:12:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal coach Aliou Cisse announced his provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, with Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly headlining the Lions of Teranga list, world football governing body FIFA announced. Full text...
  • UN agencies urge global action as drought looms over Sahel region
    04 may 2018 05:07:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in western Sahel, a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger. Full text...
  • Senegal hosts 4th African regional forum on sustainable development
    03 may 2018 16:22:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne on Thursday opened in Dakar the fourth African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development focused on the theme ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’. Full text...
  • MFWA, partners train Senegalese journalists on anti-corruption coverage
    19 april 2018 13:32:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – A three-day training programme on effective anti-corruption reporting for Senegalese journalists got underway on Thursday in the country’s capital, Dakar. Full text...
  • 4th regional sustainable development forum holds in May in Dakar
    12 april 2018 15:54:31
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Senegalese capital, Dakar, will on 2-4 May host the fourth session of the African regional forum on sustainable development (ARFSD), under the theme "Transformation towards durable and resilient societies", official sources said on Thursday in Cotonou. Full text...
  • Senegal Solar power deal produces lowest power cost in Africa - WB
    10 april 2018 16:37:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar programme has set a new benchmark in Senegal resulting in two bids that will produce electricity for under 4 Euro cents (roughly 5 US cents) per kilowatt hour, the bank said in a press statement Tuesday. Full text...
  • Supporter of jailed Mayor of Dakar detained for contempt
    04 april 2018 10:24:38
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Former Senegalese MP Barthélémy Dias, a staunch supporter of the Mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, who was jailed for five years last week, was on Tuesday charged and placed in custody for contempt of court, PANA has learned from a judicial source. Full text...
  • IMF Board says WAEMU region making strong economic growth
    30 march 2018 17:24:01
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has welcomed the continued strong economic growth resilience and low inflation in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) member countries, but stressed that vulnerabilities had persisted in the region in 2017 with increased fiscal and external account deficits. Full text...

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