Africa
  • South African adventurer to promote mountain hiking in Rwanda
    10 november 2017 10:45:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A South African adventurer, Vilane Subusiso, is hoping to reach the summit of Rwanda's highest mountain, Mount Karisimbi (5,407 Meters), on Friday, for the first- ever climbing exercise that aims at promoting mountain hiking as another tourism product. Full text...
  • Airlink Airways plane makes emergency landing in Johannesburg
    09 november 2017 16:10:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A passenger aircraft flying from Harare to Johannesburg had to make an emergency landing following engine failure on Wednesday night. Full text...
  • De Beers empowers women entrepreneurs in Botswana
    09 november 2017 12:04:46
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - International Diamond Company, De Beers, has announced a three-year investment scheme in capacity-building to support women micro-entrepreneurs in selected Botswana villages.Full text...
  • Rwandan police ranked highest in East Africa on global Police Index
    08 november 2017 18:02:47
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Police are ranked first in East African region and 50th at the global level, according to the World Internal Security and Police Index which was released on Wednesday by the International Police Science Association (IPSA).Full text...
  • Former South African Intelligence Minister ridicules Zuma
    08 november 2017 12:14:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just a week after investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw released an explosive book detailing the widespread corruption in President Jacob Zuma’s administration, liberation hero Ronnie Kasrils has published a damning book about Zuma’s deeply flawed character.Full text...
  • Official opposition charges South Africa's President Zuma yet again
    06 november 2017 14:51:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday announced that it is taking President Jacob Zuma to court after he failed to answer a question posed to him in Parliament last week.Full text...
  • Nelson Mandela Foundation targets apartheid-era flag
    06 november 2017 10:25:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday called for a public debate to determine whether the old South African flag, which is viewed as a symbol of apartheid, should be banned. Full text...
  • Outrage over attempts to ban Zuma book
    04 november 2017 16:40:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two prominent organisations have slammed the government over calls to censor an explosive new books linking President Jacob Zuma to a widespread corruption. Full text...
  • Friday's forex rates for CFAF in Central Africa
    03 november 2017 16:15:55
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States.Full text...
  • Publishers ordered to withdraw explosive new Zuma book
    03 november 2017 16:11:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The State Security Agency (SSA) on Friday ordered the publishers of an explosive new book on President Jacob Zuma to withdraw it immediately.Full text...
  • South African President, Zuma, ridiculed in parliament again
    02 november 2017 15:07:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There was chaos in the South African Parliament on Thursday as opposition lawmakers hurled abuse at President Jacob Zuma who finds himself embroiled in yet another major controversy.Full text...
  • Rwanda welcomes decision by Namibia to scrap Visas for Africans
    02 november 2017 14:57:04
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, has hailed the decision by Namibian authorities to scrap all visas to the Southern African nation for Africans in 2018.Full text...
  • Leading football administrator denies rape allegations
    01 november 2017 14:33:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Football Association President, Danny Jordaan, on Wednesday denied the explosive rape allegations that were made against him late last month. Full text...
  • Rwandan president attends 2017 Africa Global Business Forum in Dubai
    01 november 2017 13:27:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame is currently in Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE) where he is attending a two-day international Africa Global Business Forum (GBF) along with some other four African heads of state, an official source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...
  • South Africa one step closer to hosting mega sporting event
    31 october 2017 18:44:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa has been recommended as the preferred host nation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, ahead of France and Ireland. Full text...
  • Integration will lift Africa from abject poverty - says Activist
    31 october 2017 17:41:28
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Dr. Kumi Naidoo, founder and chair of Africans Rising, has said that integration is the only fundamental idea that will lift Africa from abject poverty. Full text...
  • Egypt's Zamalek wins African Handball Clubs Championship
    30 october 2017 21:12:05
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Egypt's Zamalek on Sunday won the African Handball Clubs Championship in Tunisia by beating Tunis Esperance 31-29 after extra time in the final. Full text...
  • CEMAC nationals no longer need visa to enter Congo
    30 october 2017 20:20:40
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Citizens of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) will no longer need visa to enter the Congo for a stay not exceeding 90 days, according to a statement from the Congolese Ministry of the Interior on Monday. Full text...
  • Rosa Luxemburg Foundation to finance production of 10 films on migration
    30 october 2017 19:55:31
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's North Africa Office has called for applications to fund the production of 10 documentary films on migration, which is open to producers and journalists in all African countries. Full text...
  • South Africa's Opposition leader uses Mandela's prison to attack Zuma
    30 october 2017 13:55:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Mmusi Maimane, the leader of South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance, on Monday visited Nelson Mandela’s famous prison cell on Robben Island and used the platform to launch a stinging attack on current President Jacob Zuma. Full text...
  • AUC Chairperson visits South Africa
    30 october 2017 13:09:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Monday begins a two-day official visit to South Africa, during which he will consult with President Jacob Zuma, the Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and other senior government officials. Full text...
  • WHO warns South Africa of "black death" plague threat
    27 october 2017 08:29:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) –The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that South Africa is at high risk of the “black death” plague. Full text...
  • Int'l fair against counterfeiting opens in Abidjan
    26 october 2017 15:31:08
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The third edition of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Exhibition began in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital, on Wednesday under the theme: "Raising awareness about the originality of products and services as the driving force behind development for an emerging Africa ". Full text...
  • ECOWAS annual meeting on 'health planning' opens in Niamey
    26 october 2017 15:12:57
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) annual meeting on health planning opened Thursday in Niamey, under the theme: "Continuing and strengthening dialogue and collaboration on health planning and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms".Full text...
  • Apartheid Museum salutes Mandela's lawyer
    26 october 2017 08:33:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg on Thursday saluted liberation hero George Bizos by launching a new gallery in his honour. Full text...
  • Apartheid-era policemen face charges over activist's 1971 murder
    25 october 2017 10:05:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that three perjury dockets will be opened against former security policemen who gave evidence at the re-opened inquest into apartheid activist Ahmed Timol. Full text...
  • President Zuma praises Senegal for historic role in ending apartheid
    25 october 2017 05:32:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday thanked his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall and his government for hosting the 30th commemoration celebrations of the historic 1987 Dakar Talks which paved the way for the dismantling of apartheid. Full text...
  • Mandela's grand daughter reveals she was raped
    24 october 2017 12:26:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Less than a week after South Africa’s top football administrator was accused of rape, Nelson Mandela’s eldest grand daughter says she was also raped. Full text...
  • UN official says road accidents in Africa among deadliest worldwide
    23 october 2017 19:25:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Some 650 people are killed each day in road accidents throughout Africa, a senior United Nations official said on Monday, calling for more to be done to keep drivers – as well as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – safe. Full text...
  • Senegalese president on official visit in South Africa
    23 october 2017 17:23:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall left Dakar on Monday for a two-day official visit to South Africa, according to an official statement sent to PANA.Full text...
  • Red-faced over racist employment advertisement in South Africa
    23 october 2017 16:50:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nearly 25 years after the fall of Apartheid in South Africa, leading African television network M-Net is under fire over an employment advertisement noting that it is looking to employ a “white, English speaking commissioning editor”. Full text...
  • AUC Chairperson calls for full respect of human rights in Africa
    21 october 2017 15:50:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Although African countries have cast off the shackles of colonial and racist oppression, they need to do more to ensure the full respect of the rights of their people, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat stated on Africa Human Rights Day. Full text...
  • United Nations General Assembly President says Africa’s vision close to reality
    21 october 2017 07:42:36
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák on Friday highlighted Africa’s transformative changes driven by the African Union’s development agency saying the continent’s vision was getting close to reality. Full text...
  • South African court attaches property of Equatorial Guinea's Vice-President
    20 october 2017 10:49:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Western Cape High Court has attached the luxury Cape Town home of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Equatorial Guinea's Vice-President. Full text...
  • Congo prods ECCAS members to stave off regional disasters
    19 october 2017 17:10:35
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese minister of Trade, Supplies and Consumption, Claude Alphonse Nsilou, has urged members countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to join their efforts in the prevention of disasters in the sub-region.Full text...
  • 'African multinationals join forces to foster Africa’s growth, development'
    19 october 2017 16:21:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Giants of Industries, including CEOs from 13 African countries, and former presidents have put together the "AfroChampions Initiative', a new platform to mobilise African multinationals to accelerate the economic integration of the continent. Full text...
  • European summit on illegal migration through Libyan coasts opens in Brussels
    19 october 2017 14:49:01
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – "Stop African migrants from moving to Europe through Libya" is the first point on the agenda of a European summit that opened Thursday in Brussels, Belgium, according to an EU press statement issued here. Full text...
  • First ever Global Mobility Report assesses performance for all transport modes worldwide
    19 october 2017 13:51:37
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The transport sector is not on track towards achieving sustainable mobility, according to the Global Mobility Report launched on Thursday. Full text...
  • Top South African sports administrator accused of rape
    19 october 2017 10:54:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s top football official has been accused of raping a popular singer and politician 24 years ago. Full text...
  • Africa boasts enormous market potential – UN deputy chief
    19 october 2017 05:54:55
    New York, USA (PANA) – African countries individually represent relatively small markets, but collectively, they represent enormous market potential, the United Nations deputy chief told an Africa Week event in New York on Wednesday. Full text...
  • 25 Senegalese players named to play South Africa in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers
    18 october 2017 18:06:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's national football team coach, Aliou Cissé,on Wednesda released a list of 25 players selected to face South Africa on 10 November in Polokwane, and 14 November in Dakar for qualifiers to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Full text...
  • Mandela's new book to be published shortly
    18 october 2017 13:04:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The highly anticipated sequel to Nelson Mandela’s international best seller Long Walk To Freedom will be released on Thursday. Full text...
  • Ministers seek ways to make African borders seamless
    17 october 2017 18:59:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Implementation of free movement of persons in Africa is one of the flagship projects of Agenda 2063 of the African Union (AU) but some countries are unwilling to embark on this initiative due to internal security concerns, a senior official of the continental organisation remarked here on Tuesday. Full text...
  • China–Africa Civil Aviation Academy opening soon in Mauritius
    17 october 2017 18:13:31
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA ) – Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on Tuesday announced the setting up of a China–Africa Civil Aviation Academy in Mauritius that will address the present shortfall in training capacity in Africa. Full text...
  • Gabon: Tuesday's exchange rates for CFAF in Central Africa
    17 october 2017 15:23:44
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Full text...
  • Top prosecutor sets sights on President Zuma's son
    17 october 2017 11:21:23
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Top prosecutor Gerrie Nel who ensured that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was convicted for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has now set his sights on President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane. Full text...
  • Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women, youths can unleash continent’s potential
    16 october 2017 20:10:16
    New York, US (PANA) – Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday as the United Nations kicked off Africa Week. Full text...
  • Pretoria condemns Mogadishu bomb blast
    16 october 2017 14:56:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) said on Monday that no South Africans were among the more than 300 people killed in a terror attack on the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Zuma seeks stronger Nigeria, South Africa relationship
    16 october 2017 06:53:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, says the relationship between Nigeria and South Africa should be stronger for the sake of Africa. Full text...
  • South Africa: Former Panapress photographer dies in South Africa
    15 october 2017 08:32:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former Panapress photographer Peter McKenzie died in Durban on Saturday after a long illness. He was 58. Full text...

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