Africa
  • AfDB says freedom of movement vital for global market in Africa
    03 december 2018 16:38:27
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Freedom of movement is inextricably tied to the African Development Bank’s vision to create the global market in Africa, the Bank said Monday as the African Economic Conference opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali. Full text...
  • Mandela tribute concert marred by violent crime
    03 december 2018 15:43:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The organisers of the Global Citizen Festival, held to celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela, have expressed deep regret at reports that many revellers were attacked and mugged outside the stadium on Sunday night and the early hours of Monday morning. Full text...
  • FIBA Zone 1 AfroBasket: 7 clubs to participate in qualifying tournament
    03 december 2018 11:10:37
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian basketball club, Étoile Sportive of Rades, will host the Zone 1 qualifying tournament of the finals of International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Africa Championship from 10-16 December in Tunis.Full text...
  • 23rd African Women's Handball: Results of Day 1 matches
    03 december 2018 09:39:55
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The 23rd African Women's Handball Championship, dubbed Edith Lucie Bongo Ondimba Challenge Trophy, started on Sunday in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital.Full text...
  • Mandela hailed at inaugural Global Citizen Festival
    02 december 2018 19:40:13
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – For a few glorious hours, Soweto was the centre of the universe on Sunday as more than 100,000 spectators and a global television audience of hundreds of millions celebrated the legacy of Nelson Mandela at the inaugural Global Citizen World Leader Prize. Full text...
  • Buhari congratulates Super Falcons on winning AWCON trophy
    01 december 2018 20:11:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday “warmly” congratulated the Super Falcons of Nigeria on their victory over the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the final match of the 11th Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Ghana 2018.Full text...
  • Kenya's Harambee Stars shortlisted for CAF Team of the Year Award
    01 december 2018 15:27:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Harambee Stars is among the six sides nominated for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Men’s national team of the year award. Full text...
  • Saturday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    01 december 2018 11:37:50
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...
  • Saturday's forex rates for CFAF in Central Africa
    01 december 2018 11:35:59
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s exchange rates for the CFAF as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...
  • CAF withdraw from organising CAN 2019 in Cameroon
    30 november 2018 19:48:46
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The African Football Confederation (CAF) has decided to withdraw the organization of the African Cup of Nations, edition 2019, from Cameroon, for lack of the necessary infrastructure for holding the sporting event, the Egyptian media reported Friday. Full text...
  • Algerian Mustapha Barraf elected president of ANOCA
    30 november 2018 14:05:57
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algerian Mustapha Berraf was elected president of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan, at the extraordinary and elective general meeting of the body. Full text...
  • President Ramaphosa attends his first G20 Summit as S/African leader
    30 november 2018 13:09:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ahead of this weekend’s G20 summit. It marks his first attendance of the gathering of the world’s richest leaders as South Africa’s leader.Full text...
  • Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub due to launch on 5 Dec
    30 november 2018 13:04:04
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub (MAFH), a not-for-profit organisation meant to propel Mauritius into becoming one of the world’s next big FinTech hubs, focussed on Africa, will be launched on 5 December, 2018. Full text...
  • Burkina Faso ready to receive its cultural property from France
    29 november 2018 19:19:38
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso is ready to take back 1,088 cultural objects from France, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement on Thursday in Ouagadougou.Full text...
  • RSF protests insults and threats to newsmen by SA opposition figure
    29 november 2018 19:02:52
    Paris, France (PANA) - Reporters sans frontières (RSF) has strongly condemned the incitement of hate against journalists in recent weeks by Julius Malema, a prominent opposition leader in South Africa, who it claims is multiplying insults and threats to journalists and the media. Full text...
  • Oprah Winfrey reflects on Mandela's legacy
    29 november 2018 18:31:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Global icon Oprah Winfrey on Thursday reflected on her extraordinary friendship with Nelson Mandela ahead of this weekend’s Global Citizen Festival in his honour.Full text...
  • African Airlines Association rates Ethiopian best African airline
    29 november 2018 18:21:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines has emerged Africa’s Best Airline in 2018, making it the 7th for the airline in a row, according to a statement issued by the airline’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde GebreMariam. Full text...
  • Senegal authorizes ratification of treaty on CFTA
    29 november 2018 17:28:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal on Thursday adopted a bill authorising its president to ratify the Treaty Establishing the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) brokered by the African Union (AU) and initially signed by 44 of its member states in Kigali, Rwanda on 21 March 2018. The measure followed a decision by the Council of Ministers.Full text...
  • Greek Parliament pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
    29 november 2018 16:53:30
    Athens, Greece - (PANA) - Nelson Mandela will forever remain a guide and source of inspiration for future generations, Greek Parliament Speaker Nikolaos Voutsis said Wednesday at a ceremony in Athens to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the late African leader. Full text...
  • Africa Forum aims to boost business, reduce costs, help countries trade out of poverty
    28 november 2018 22:27:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Better transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to smooth the way for the African continent to reduce trade hurdles, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Full text...
  • African leaders take front row in seeking blue economy dividends
    28 november 2018 18:02:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – African leaders took the front-line position to urge the world to take serious steps to conserve oceans, marine ecosystems and internal rivers while also putting them to effective economic use in order to feed the worldwide population of some 7.6 billion people. Full text...
  • Cape Town to host next International Jazz Day
    28 november 2018 17:57:41
    Paris, France (PANA) - The next edition of the 2020 International Jazz Day will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, for its first celebration in an African city, UNESCO said.Full text...
  • Playoffs for Zone 2 of the African Basketball Champions Cup start
    28 november 2018 13:37:40
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Initially scheduled to run from November 26 to December 2, the Zone 2 qualifiers for the African Basketball Champions Cup began on Tuesday in Conakry, Guinea, with three teams, one Malian club and two Guinean outfits, participating, Full text...
  • Beyoncé salutes Nelson Mandela
    28 november 2018 13:25:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Beyoncé has penned a moving tribute to former world statesman Nelson Mandela ahead of her performance at a concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, to celebrate his legacy. Full text...
  • Global Counter-Terrorism Forum addresses threats in West Africa
    28 november 2018 13:11:26
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The need to strengthen the capacity of West African countries to deal with terrorism has been the central focus of the second session of the Global Counter-Terrorism Working Group which continued on Wednesday in Algiers. Full text...
  • Italian Deputy Foreign Minister to visit Horn of Africa
    28 november 2018 12:02:59
    Rome Italy (PANA) - Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Emmaniela Del Rey will soon travel to the countries of the Horn of Africa, leading a delegation of Italian businessmen.Full text...
  • Senegal readies opening of 27th edition of Dakar International Fair
    27 november 2018 19:59:22
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The 27th edition of the Dakar International Fair (FIDAK) opens on Thursday at the Senegalese International Foreign Trade Centre (CICES), and will end on 16 December. Full text...
  • African leaders focus on urban planning to secure better cities
    27 november 2018 17:31:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, among world leaders attending the Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, on Tuesday called for collaboration between countries, cities and communities to ensure a sustainable future for the world.Full text...
  • South African rap legend's former lover dies
    27 november 2018 11:55:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Exactly one month after South African music legend Jabulani Hip Hop Pantsula took his own life, the mother of his only child has died.Full text...
  • Line-up for mega Johannesburg concert confirmed
    26 november 2018 15:39:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Organisers of the Global Citizen Festival on Monday announced that top South African artist, Black Coffee, will perform at the mega concert in Johannesburg on 2 December. Full text...
  • Experts of Africa and Malagasy Council for Higher Education meet in Brazzaville
    26 november 2018 10:01:03
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Experts of member states and partner organizations of the Africa and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES) are meeting in Brazzaville for the the 33rd Symposium of the assessment of diplomas (PRED), and to the 12th sensitization workshop in Quality Assurance, public radio announced on Monday. Full text...
  • EIB, Afreximbank sign deal to prop up trade-related investments in Africa
    24 november 2018 12:24:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The European Investment Bank has signed a 15-year EUR 200 million loan agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) aimed at supporting trade-related productive investments, including in renewable energy projects, in Africa Full text...
  • South African court rejects rapist's parole bid
    23 november 2018 13:51:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Convicted paedophile and former Wimbledon champion, Bob Hewitt’s application to convert his prison sentence into house arrest was turned down on Friday. Full text...
  • South African football legend arrested over drugs
    22 november 2018 15:47:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African football legend, Mike Mangena, is in police custody following a raid by law enforcement officials on his property outside Johannesburg which is allegedly being used as drug production laboratory. Full text...
  • Parliamentarians of International Conference on the Great Lakes Region to meet on 4-6 December in Brazzaville
    22 november 2018 09:39:04
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Forum of Parliamentarians of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region will meet on 4-6 December in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital.Full text...
  • AfDB to showcase business opportunities in Southern Africa
    21 november 2018 15:12:22
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - The African Development Bank’s Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS), an initiative to enhance private sector development in key sectors for inclusive economic transformation, is scheduled to take place at Saint George Hotel & Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, on 22-23 November, 2018. Full text...
  • Nigeria extols close relationship with South Africa
    21 november 2018 10:10:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Wednesday extolled its relationship with South Africa, saying that the Defence Industries Association (DIAN) was established to enhance collaboration with the South African aerospace and military technology company, DENEL.Full text...
  • UN chief calls for strengthening of peacekeeping in Africa
    21 november 2018 09:16:08
    New York, US (PANA) - Citing the “encouraging progress” achieved by United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa – which hosts half of all ongoing missions – UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to strengthen cooperation and commitment to peacekeeping, during an open debate held at the Security Council. Full text...
  • New study links urbanization with lower rates of child stunting in Africa
    20 november 2018 20:01:34
    Washington, US (PANA) - Urbanization is changing the landscape of health and nutrition in Africa, and in Nigeria it relates to both lower levels of stunting among children and higher rates of obesity among women, according to two recent studies by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Full text...
  • Africa loses billions of dollars due to child marriage - World Bank report
    20 november 2018 19:19:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Child marriage will cost African countries tens of billions of dollars in lost earnings and human capital, says a new World Bank report launched Tuesday ahead of the African Union Commission’s second African Girls Summit on Ending Child Marriage taking place in Ghana this week. Full text...
  • South African Ramaphosa hosts German Steinmeier in Cape Town
    20 november 2018 15:17:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Tuesday welcomed his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in Cape Town for an official state visit. Full text...
  • Centurion, American firm forge alliance in the oil sector
    19 november 2018 15:36:44
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Endeavor Management, a US-based oilfield consulting firm, has entered into a strategic alliance with Centurion, a pan-African law and advisory firm which operates in sub-Saharan Africa, to provide advisory services to the various players in the oil sector. Full text...
  • South African top lawyer seeks to keep paedophile behind bars
    19 november 2018 11:02:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Leading South African lawyer Barry Roux, who found international fame with his spirited defence of paralympian Oscar Pistorius during his murder trial, will fight against an early release for former Wimbledon champion and convicted paedophile Bob Hewitt. Full text...
  • African countries call for regional programme for universal health coverage, SDGs
    17 november 2018 19:41:28
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The third annual conference of planning directors from World Health Organisation (WHO) member countries on the strengthening of health systems for universal health coverage and sustainable development goals (SDGs), which ended Saturday in Abidjan, has recommended the speeding up the establishment of a regional heath coverage programme. Full text...
  • 81 migrants stranded on freighter in Libya
    16 november 2018 17:47:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Eighty-one clandestine migrants were still stranded for the sixth consecutive day on Friday aboard a freighter off Misrata town, about 200 km east of Tripoli, said the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Full text...
  • UCLGA to opens 19th session in Marrakech
    16 november 2018 17:28:32
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) holds the 19th session of its executive committee on Saturday in Marrakech, Morocco, ahead of the 8th Africities Summit planned for 20-24 November, it was announced here Friday.Full text...
  • African Road Safety Observatory set up in Marrakech
    16 november 2018 15:24:20
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Africa's first Road Safety Forum ended Thursday in Marrakech, Morocco, urging participating countries to focus on road safety management at institutional level and the establishment of an African Road Safety Observatory. Full text...
  • Ex-president Zuma seeks permanent stay of prosecution in graft case
    16 november 2018 15:06:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – After a 17-year legal battle which dramatically changed the course of South African history, former President Jacob Zuma on Friday served notice that he is seeking a permanent stay of prosecution in his multi-million dollar corruption trial. Full text...
  • South Africa, EU commit to ensure success of UN Summit on climate change
    15 november 2018 19:20:23
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Presidents of the European Union and South Africa on Thursday expressed their joint commitment to ensuring a successful outcome for the forthcoming UN Summit on climate change, which will take place from 3-14 December 2018 in Katowice city in southern Poland. 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...

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