Africa
  • US: Sierra Leone, at UN debate, stresses preventive diplomacy for regional peace
    23 september 2017 09:25:44
    New York, US (PANA) – A senior minister from Sierra Leone on Friday stressed the importance of mediation and regional partnerships to preserve peace, urging the international body to reflect on reform measures that will uphold the United Nations’ collective responsibility to maintain peace. Full text...
  • US: Technology vital for small nations to meet dev't goals, Lesotho’s PM tells UN
    23 september 2017 09:03:21
    New York, US (PANA) – Small countries, especially those in Africa, should be empowered with technologies to deal with and adapt to climate change challenges, as well as meet their development goals, the Prime Minister of Lesotho told the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate on Friday. Full text...
  • US: IMF, Germany expand capacity development partnership in Africa
    22 september 2017 19:20:49
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have strengthened their cooperation on capacity development (CD) in Africa with the latter providing a contribution of EUR 15 million. Full text...
  • South Africa: South Africa's richest businessman nominated by Forbes
    22 september 2017 11:40:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has been nominated as one of the 100 greatest living business minds in the world by Forbes.Full text...
  • US: Industrialization can drive growth, sustainable dev't in Africa, stress UN officials
    22 september 2017 08:07:40
    New York, US (PANA) – While much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth, United Nations officials have encouraged countries on the continent to take further action to advance inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Full text...
  • US: African leaders at UN call for more support to fight terrorism in sub-Saharan Sahel
    22 september 2017 07:53:09
    New York, US (ANA) – Highlighting the dangers posed by terrorism in Africa’s sub-Saharan Sahel region, African leaders mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to appeal for the resources needed to make the multinational force set up to counter the scourge fully operational. Full text...
  • US: Climate change requires most urgent mitigation measures, African leaders tell UN Assembly
    22 september 2017 07:41:37
    New York, US (PANA) – Citing the spate of recent devastating hurricanes, African leaders – from small island States to larger landlocked countries – mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to call for urgent measures to mitigate the effects of climate change. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB pays tribute to late president Babacar Ndiaye
    21 september 2017 19:42:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday paid tribute to honour its former President, the late Dr. Babacar Ndiaye, at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...
  • South Africa: Former AU chair sworn in as an MP
    21 september 2017 11:58:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In a day of high political drama presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was sworn in as an MP on Thursday amid speculation that her former husband Jacob Zuma is planning a fresh Cabinet reshuffle.Full text...
  • US: Zuma calls for levelling the economic playing field
    21 september 2017 06:56:30
    New York, US (PANA) – Warning that Africa is beset by the double scourge of the disparity of the global economy and illicit financial outflows, South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday called on the United Nations to play a central role in tackling both issues, which are major obstacle to full development. Full text...
  • US: Improving agribusiness competitiveness can boost food security in Africa
    20 september 2017 20:02:36
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - Strategic investments can help unlock potential for agribusiness growth in African nations with low agribusiness competitiveness, food security and agricultural productivity, according to a new analysis released Wednesday by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Full text...
  • South Africa: US lists South African brothers on terror blacklist
    20 september 2017 09:34:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The United States has added two South African brothers accused of plotting attacks on the US embassy and Jewish institutions to its global terror blacklist. Full text...
  • US: US government launches new strategy to guide global AIDS programmes
    19 september 2017 16:54:36
    New York, US (PANA) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to launch a new strategy to guide U.S. global AIDS programmes for the next three years on Tuesday, during his engagement at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Full text...
  • South Africa: Supreme Court sets date for Oscar Pistorius hearing
    19 september 2017 10:08:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s Supreme Court has set 2 November to hear the state's appeal of convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius’ sentence. Full text...
  • US: UN, dev't partners to hold High Level Meeting to end child marriage in Africa
    19 september 2017 06:57:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations is to hold a High Level Meeting at which African Heads of State, development partners and donor countries will agree to speed up progress to end child marriage in Africa.Full text...
  • South Africa: New book addresses Zuma rape scandal
    18 september 2017 10:59:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma’s sexual promiscuity has once again come back to haunt him. Full text...
  • Senegal: Anti-CFA activists call for dismissal of French reps on BCEAO board
    17 september 2017 14:36:30
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Activists opposed to the CFA Franc have called for the "unconditional" withdrawal of French representatives from the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) during a protest against the regional currency, held Saturday in Dakar. Full text...
  • Afrobasket 2017: Tunisia crowned basketball champion of Africa
    17 september 2017 13:21:46
    Radès, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has been crowned Basket-ball African Champion after beating Nigeria, defending champion 77-65 in Afrobasket 2017 final match, played Saturday at Radès multi-sports stadium in the suburbs of Tunis. Full text...
  • Tunisia: Schedule of semi-finals at the Afrobasket 2017
    15 september 2017 10:54:03
    Rades, Tunisia (PANA) - Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia on Thursday qualified for the semi-finals of the 29th African Men's Basketball Championship, 2017. Full text...
  • South Africa: Fresh calls for Zuma to step down
    15 september 2017 10:44:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There is growing pressure on President Jacob Zuma to resign following an admission by his own legal team that the decision to drop 783 criminal charges against him was irrational. Full text...
  • South Africa: Pretoria summit to address impasse in Lesotho
    14 september 2017 14:47:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa will host a Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Pretoria on Friday, to address the recent political and security turmoil in Lesotho following the assassination of defence force Lt.-Gen. Khoantle Motsomotso last week. Full text...
  • Kenya: Confident Kenyans off to Cape Town Marathon
    13 september 2017 15:49:19
    Nairobi, Kenya PANA) - Agnes Kiprop and Laban Mutai are among the elite Kenyan athletes set for this weekend's Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in South Africa. Full text...
  • South Africa: Obiang's Cape Town home to be auctioned
    13 september 2017 14:49:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Cape Town assets of Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodorin Obiang will be auctioned to settle a legal wrangle with a South African businessman. Full text...
  • Tanzania: Expert panel suggests ways to improve nutrition in Africa
    12 september 2017 18:41:36
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - While hunger and malnutrition are still clearly a major problem in Africa, research from the Malabo Montpellier Panel has shown that several countries are starting to win the battle for better nutrition outcomes. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA WC Qualifier: South Africa not to appeal order to replay Senegal match
    12 september 2017 09:49:53
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa have decided to comply with the order by world football governing body FIFA, to replay their 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Senegal in November. Full text...
  • South Africa: President Zuma calls on South Africans to remember Steve Biko
    12 september 2017 08:45:39
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to remember, celebrate and preserve the legacy of Black Consciousness Movement leader and struggle hero, Stephen Bantu Biko, who died in custody as a result of police brutality on 12 September 1977, as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his death. Full text...
  • South Africa: Grace Mugabe's version of assault case leaked
    11 september 2017 14:11:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A leaked statement has revealed that Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe, who was embroiled in a major diplomatic row in South Africa last month, has vehemently denied a model’s claims that she viciously assaulted her at a Johannesburg hotel. Full text...
  • Senegal: Day 2, Day 3 results at Afrobasket 2017
    11 september 2017 13:46:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Here are Day 2 and Day 3 results at the 29th African Men's Basketball Championship, 2017, played simultaneously in Senegal and Tunisia since Friday:Full text...
  • US: ICRC launches world’s first Humanitarian Impact Bond
    08 september 2017 14:34:01
    Washington, US (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday announced the launch of the world’s first Humanitarian Impact Bond, aiming to raise US$ 27.3 million to build and operate three physical rehabilitation centres in conflict-affected parts of Africa over the next five years. Full text...
  • South Africa: Tutu urges Suu Kyi to address Myanmar crisis
    08 september 2017 09:50:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called on Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to address that country’s Rohingya crisis. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Africa has new Internet address and her own domain name
    07 september 2017 19:23:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - More than 8,000 of the continent's leading brands and companies, as well as individuals, have already registered to obtain the new Internet address or domain name with .africa extension, a statement said on Thursday to PANA.Full text...
  • South Africa: Zanu-PF refuses to be drawn into Mandela spat
    07 september 2017 10:05:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party refuses to be drawn into a scrap over comments made about global icon Nelson Mandela by President Robert Mugabe. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Mauritian company to improve submarine cables for Africa, Asia
    06 september 2017 20:58:59
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - IOX Câble, a company incorporated under Mauritius law, on Wednesday announced the expansion of its network to include La Réunion in its project of a new state-of-the-art submarine cables.Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 'The future of Africa depends on agriculture' - AfDB Chief Adesina
    06 september 2017 14:10:41
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - "Agriculture is instrumental in Africa’s poverty: it must also be instrumental in its wealth. Only through agricultural regeneration can growth, diversification and job creation occur for African economies, for no region of the world has ever industrialised without the agricultural sector being first transformed. In short, the future of Africa depends on agriculture." Full text...
  • South Africa: Zuma condemns high-profile Lesotho assassination
    06 september 2017 11:04:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma has condemned Wednesday’s killing of Lesotho's army commander Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso.Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA WC Qualifier: Cape Verde humble South Africa 2-1 in Group D clash
    05 september 2017 19:26:55
    Durban, South Africa (PANA) - A brace by Galatasaray winger Garry Rodrigues on Tuesday stung South Africa as Cape Verde Islands defeated South Africa 2-1 in their Day 4 Group D 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. Full text...
  • South Africa: South Africa pulls out of recession with 2.5% growth
    05 september 2017 14:24:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In a dramatic development following months of economic uncertainty, South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has rebounded with 2.5% growth for the second quarter of the year. This effectively pulls the country out of recession. Full text...
  • South Africa: UK law firm condemns racial SA campaign
    04 september 2017 14:26:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A British law firm on Monday released a report indicating that leading public relations agency Bell Pottinger conducted a “potentially racially divisive” campaign in South Africa. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Nigerian govt condemns killing of another Nigerian in South Africa
    02 september 2017 15:01:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Saturday condemned what it tagged “the incessant extrajudicial killings of Nigerians in South Africa,” following the confirmation by the Nigeria Union in South Africa of the killing of Kingsley Ikeri at Vryheid town in Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa on 30 August. Full text...
  • South Africa: Zambian High Commissioner slams visiting opposition leader
    01 september 2017 14:45:35
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa on Friday accused visiting opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, of "peddling lies and falsehood" about his homeland. Full text...
  • South Africa: South African DA supports Zambia’s opposition UPND
    01 september 2017 08:56:07
    South Africa, Cape Town (PANA) – South African opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Thursday hosted Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema in Cape Town and said the DA and Hichilema’s United Party for National Development (UPND) shared similar values. Full text...
  • South Africa: Zuma ridiculed in South African Parliament again
    31 august 2017 19:03:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There was chaos in the South African Parliament on Thursday when President Jacob Zuma was jeered and ridiculed by irate opposition members of the House. Full text...
  • South Africa: South African, Zambian opposition leaders meet in Cape Town
    31 august 2017 14:49:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Mmusi Maimane, the leader of the South African official opposition, Democratic Alliance (DA), on Thursday hosted the recently-released Zambian politician Hakainde Hichilema in Parliament. Full text...
  • Botswana: Foreign retailers plead for operating exemption in Botswana
    30 august 2017 18:46:47
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana continues to negotiate with foreign chain stores operating retail businesses reserved for local companies to accommodate the non-citizen franchise shops. Full text...
  • 2017 World Water Week: AfDB joins global community to address water challenges
    30 august 2017 17:30:48
    Stockholm, Sweden (PANA) - As a leading financing partner on water and sanitation services in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and two of its flagship water initiatives: the African Water Facility (AWF) and the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI), are participating in the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from 27 August to 1 September1, on the theme: “Water and Waste: reduce and reuse.” Full text...
  • Cote d’Ivoire: AfDB wants greater focus on implementation of Africa's green revolution
    30 august 2017 17:08:45
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Ahead of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina has called for greater attention to the implementation of concrete plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa.Full text...
  • South Africa: Ruling party embroiled in fresh race row
    29 august 2017 15:31:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been asked to support a complaint by the Human Rights Commission against an Indian friend of President Jacob Zuma who allegedly referred to a black employee as a “monkey”. Full text...
  • Mauritius: Mauritius to sign Agreement establishing Tripartite Free Trade Area
    29 august 2017 06:43:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will sign the Agreement establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), PANA learnt on Tuesday from official sources in Port-Louis.    Full text...
  • Sweden: WB study shows urgent action needed on water, sanitation to tackle poverty
    28 august 2017 18:09:04
    Stockholm, Sweden (PANA) - Reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030 will require countries to spend US$150 billion per year, according to a World Bank report launched here Monday. Full text...
  • South Africa: Politician under fire over Holocaust tweet
    28 august 2017 14:27:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The leader of an organisation seeking to resolve South Africa’s apartheid-era land redistribution problems has sparked a storm of controversy by issuing vulgar anti-semitic statements.Full text...

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