Africa
  • 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...
  • South Africa: Farmers convicted of brutal racial assault
    25 august 2017 14:45:35
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two white farmers who sparked a national outcry when they assaulted a black labourer and threatened to bury him alive last year were convicted on Friday. Full text...
  • South Africa: UK public relations firm on the ropes over SA political scandal
    24 august 2017 17:15:09
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The UK’s Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) on Thursday confirmed that public relations firm Bell Pottinger has breached the code of ethics with its handling of a massive South African political scandal. Full text...
  • South Africa: Minister summoned to Parliament over Grace Mugabe debacle
    23 august 2017 13:32:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South Africa Parliament on Wednesday said International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, must address MPs on the events that led to Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe leaving the country after assaulting a South African woman. Full text...
  • South Africa: Former AU chairperson forced to flee from site of 2012 massacre
    22 august 2017 14:10:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former African Union (AU) chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, was chased by angry miners on Tuesday at the site of the 2012 Marikana massacre. Full text...
  • Côte d’Ivoire: IT experts, policymakers discuss Internet infrastructure challenges in Africa
    22 august 2017 11:55:31
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The 8th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) opened on Tuesday in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, bringing together governments, policy makers, technical experts and business leaders to discuss African Internet infrastructure challenges. Full text...
  • South Africa: Grace Mugabe granted immunity after massive diplomatic spat
    20 august 2017 18:36:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government on Sunday granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, following a week of wrangling between Pretoria and Harare. Full text...
  • South Africa: Diplomatic row over Grace Mugabe intensifies
    20 august 2017 09:49:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The diplomatic row between South Africa and Zimbabwe over First Lady Grace Mugabe’s assault on a young Johannesburg woman continues to intensify amid reports that flights to both countries have been grounded. Full text...
  • South Africa: AfDB Chief reels out bank's achievements in Southern Africa
    19 august 2017 14:06:13
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said that the Bank's total investment in the Southern Africa region totalled US$10 billion by the end of 2016, and accounted for 22% of all investments by the Bank in Africa. Full text...
  • South Africa: AfDB establishes Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Office
    19 august 2017 10:34:14
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, and South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, on Friday signed a Host Country Agreement, establishing the Bank’s Southern African Regional Development and Business Delivery Office in Pretoria, the South African capital. Full text...
  • South Africa: SA Appeal Court blocks release of Apartheid-era killer
    18 august 2017 14:09:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday upheld an appeal by Justice Minister Michael Masutha against a High Court decision last year to release assassin Janusz Walus on parole. Full text...
  • South Africa: Amnesty urges S. Africa to reassert human rights in SADC
    18 august 2017 09:37:19
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - As South Africa hosts the 37th Heads of State Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria this weekend, Amnesty International is urging the regional giant to take a strong lead in addressing ongoing threats to basic human rights across the region. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB President to attend 37th SADC Summit in South Africa
    18 august 2017 06:07:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will participate in the 37th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria, South Africa, from 19-20 August, 2017. Full text...
  • South Africa: Red alert at SA borders to prevent Grace Mugabe from leaving
    17 august 2017 16:16:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday said the authorities were enforcing a "red alert" at border posts to prevent Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe from leaving the country.Full text...
  • South Africa: President Mugabe arrives in South Africa to address assault stand-off
    17 august 2017 07:59:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A major diplomatic stand-off appears to be intensifying over the Grace Mugabe assault case with her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, arriving in Johannesburg to intervene. Full text...
  • Rwanda: President-elect Paul Kagame's inauguration set for Friday in Kigali
    16 august 2017 13:28:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The official inauguration of Rwanda's President-elect, Paul Kagame, will be held on Friday, according to an official source, which indicated on Wednesday that several African Heads of State and Government will attend the inauguration. Full text...
  • Yemen: More survivors, remains of deceased African migrants found on Yemen beach - IOM
    15 august 2017 20:10:28
    Sana's, Yemen (PANA) – Over the past three days, the UN migration agency has found more survivors and victims' remains from last week's tragedy – when hundreds of migrants were forced from two boats into the sea off the coast of Yemen, a UN statement said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • South Africa: Grace Mugabe evades arrest, reportedly flees South Africa
    15 august 2017 16:52:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on Tuesday evaded arrest shortly after agreeing to hand herself over to police in connection with an assault charge. Full text...

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