Africa
  • Rights group says pregnant girls, young mothers in Africa should not be barred from school
    15 june 2018 08:41:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across Africa, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Thursday ahead of the Day of the African Child on 16 June. Full text...
  • Two Killed in latest South Africa mosque attack
    14 june 2018 09:59:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two worshippers have been killed and several others wounded in a pre-dawn attack on a mosque near Cape Town on Thursday.Full text...
  • Terrorism, violent extremism affecting Central Africa - UN envoy
    14 june 2018 06:12:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The scourge of terrorism and violent extremism continues to affect all of Central Africa and divert government resources from much-needed development programmes to costly security operations, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday. Full text...
  • South African Central bank releases new "Mandela" banknotes
    13 june 2018 15:27:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Wednesday released the designs of its commemorative banknotes and coins to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s in July. Full text...
  • Mauritius, South Africa deepen ties
    13 june 2018 11:11:09
    Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Foreign Affairs Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo on Tuesday night called for the deepening of relations between Mauritius and South Africa as an example for the whole of Africa. Full text...
  • IMF staff urge South Africa to take action on its ambitious reform agenda
    12 june 2018 18:35:25
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Turning South Africa’s economy around toward strong and inclusive growth will require swift implementation of a bold reform agenda, according to findings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that has just concluded a mission to the country. Full text...
  • Anger over public protector's "bizarre" ruling in South Africa
    12 june 2018 13:14:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has hit a nerve by ruling that Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, violated South Africa’s executive ethics code when she posted a tweet that was viewed as favourable towards colonialism.Full text...
  • SA Opposition addresses chaos in refugee office
    11 june 2018 14:33:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) conducted an oversight inspection at the Durban Refugee Reception Office which has an enormous backlog and is unable to schedule appointments for new applications until August. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Zimbabwe beat Zambia to retain title
    10 june 2018 06:55:37
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Zimbabwe on Saturday edged Zambia 4-2 in extra time to retain the southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...
  • Mauritius, South Africa sign MoU on fisheries development
    09 june 2018 07:27:11
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa in the field of fisheries, PANA learnt from an official source Saturday in Port Louis, the Mauritian capital.Full text...
  • President Ramaphosa hails South Africa's election to UN Security Council
    09 june 2018 07:13:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed gratitude to the UN General Assembly after South Africa was elected to serve in the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member on Friday. Full text...
  • South Africa's 'axe killer' gets three life sentences
    07 june 2018 11:07:45
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – 'Axe killer' Henri van Breda on Thursday received three life sentences for the murder of three of his family members, 15 years for attempted murder of his sister, and one year for obstructing the course of justice. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Zimbabwe and Zambia reach final
    07 june 2018 03:30:24
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Zimbabwe and Zambia reached the final of the 2018 southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, being played in South Africa, after winning their respective semi-final matches played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday. Full text...
  • US Rock giants to perform in Soweto
    06 june 2018 14:24:17
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Rock giants Guns N’ Roses have confirmed that they will perform one concert at Soweto’s FNB Stadium on 29 November. It marks the American band's first trip to Africa and tickets will go on sale on Thursday. Full text...
  • Apple Music salutes Pretoria rapper
    05 june 2018 10:17:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Pretoria rapper Tshegetso Kungwane has struck gold after Apple Music recognised his talents and gave him a global platform. Full text...
  • South African designer fired by struggling Formula One team
    04 june 2018 09:48:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – One of the most famous Formula One teams in history has parted company with a leading South African designer following an abysmal start to the 2018 season.Full text...
  • Medical charity lauds South Africa's landmark step for access to medicines
    04 june 2018 04:58:56
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has lauded the move by the South African government to release a new intellectual property (IP) policy that will stop the country’s process of blindly handing out patents, thus providing hope to people across the country who cannot afford the medicines they need to stay alive and healthy. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Madagascar, Zimbabwe reach semi finals
    03 june 2018 18:30:37
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Madagascar and Zimbabwe on Sunday reached the semi-finals of the 2018 southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, being played in South Africa, after winning their respective quarter-final matches. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Zambia, Lesotho through to semi-finals
    02 june 2018 19:22:40
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Zambia and Lesotho on Saturday Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Lesotho, Zambia reach semi finals
    02 june 2018 18:39:00
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Lesotho and Zambia on Saturday reached the semi-finals of the ongoing 2018 southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa, after defeating Swaziland and Namibia respectively in their quarter-final matches. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Botswana thrash Mauritius 6-0 to reach quarter-final
    01 june 2018 21:04:57
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Botswana on Friday qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2018 southern Africa championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa, after thrashing Mauritius 6-0 in the final Group B match. Full text...
  • ACP group of states and EU reaffirm common stance on climate change
    01 june 2018 16:31:30
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Representing 107 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the European Union, and committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the ACP-EU Council of Ministers on Friday issued a joint declaration in Brussels which reaffirms their commitments to strengthen the global response to the threat of Climate Change from all countries. Full text...
  • Major television series to unpack Zuma 'corruption scandals'
    01 june 2018 13:58:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Best selling author Jacques Pauw who played a formidable role in blowing the lid off Jacob Zuma’s presidency, has secured television rights for his explosive new book, "The President’s Keepers. " Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Quarter-final fixtures released
    01 june 2018 04:00:40
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - With Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Zimbabwe drawing bye into the quarter-finals and Madagascar reaching that level, here are the fixtures in that round. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Madagascar qualify for quarter-finals
    01 june 2018 03:55:47
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Madagascar on Thursday qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2018 southern Africa championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...
  • Tutu salutes South Africa's first black rugby captain
    31 may 2018 09:16:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has congratulated Siya Kolisi on his appointment as Springbok rugby captain. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 2, Group B matches
    31 may 2018 06:08:34
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Day 2, Group B matches played on Wednesday in the 2018 southern African championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...
  • South African opposition party welcomes Zimbabwean election announcement
    30 may 2018 12:01:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the country’s national elections will take place on 30 July. Full text...
  • Wednesday's forex rates for the Mauritian Rupee
    30 may 2018 10:51:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 2, Group A matches
    30 may 2018 05:29:07
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Day 2, Group A matches played on Tuesday in the 2018 southern African championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...
  • Band to celebrate Mandela's centenary
    29 may 2018 10:46:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Five-time Grammy-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will honour former world statesman Nelson Mandela with three concerts at the State Theatre in Pretoria this weekend. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 2, Group A matches on Tuesday
    29 may 2018 06:34:47
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are Group A, Day 2 fixtures at the 2018 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Tuesday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 1, Group B matches
    28 may 2018 19:36:51
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Group B, Day 1 matches at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Monday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...
  • Black player selected to captain historically-white Springbok rugby team
    28 may 2018 15:51:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just days after South African rugby was rocked by a major race scandal, Siya Kolisi was named as the first black captain of the South African national team on Monday. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 1, Group B matches scheduled for Monday
    28 may 2018 02:30:15
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are Group B, Day 1 fixtures at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Monday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Group A, Day 1 matches
    27 may 2018 17:36:40
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Group A, Day 1 matches at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Sunday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...
  • Ministerial Working Group on Single African Air Transport Market meets in Togo
    27 may 2018 06:42:41
    Lone, Togo (PANA) - The fourth meeting of the Ministerial Working Group on the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) takes place in Lome, Togo, on Monday, to harmonize Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASAs) among members of the Single African Air Transport Market, among other objectives. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 1 matches take place on Sunday
    27 may 2018 04:49:29
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Two-time runners up Mozambique, take on Madagascar in Group A as this year’s southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, begins on Sunday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...
  • Graca Machel urges South Africans to live the ‘Madiba way’
    26 may 2018 09:01:48
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Graca Machel, widow of both South African president Nelson Mandela and Mozambican president Samora Machel, has called on all South Africans to “live the Madiba way” and thanked all those who served Mandela. Full text...
  • South African celebrities raise funds to support cancer victims
    26 may 2018 08:21:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s golf champion Gary Player and Irish pop star Ronan Keating have teamed up in Cape Town this weekend to raise funds for children fighting cancer. Both celebrities lost their mothers to cancer. Full text...
  • AfDB, Global Green Growth Institute partner to fast-track green growth in Africa
    25 may 2018 19:57:39
    Busan, South Korea (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the Bank's Annual Meetings in Busan, South Korea, to promote programmes, projects, joint studies and research activities to accelerate green growth options for African countries. Full text...
  • AfDB meetings end in South Korea, Equatorial Guinea to host 2019 events
    25 may 2018 19:13:31
    Busan, South Korea (PANA) - The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) were concluded on Friday in Busan, South Korea, as participants came away satisfied with the decision to increase the bank's capital, among other issues. Full text...
  • 2018 COSAFA Cup kicks off on Sunday
    25 may 2018 13:34:28
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Fourteen nations in Southern Africa converge on Polokwane in the north of South Africa for the next fortnight for this year’s southern African championship, known as the COSAFA Cup. Full text...
  • Mauritius calls for better Africa for future generations
    25 may 2018 06:00:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius firmly believes that a strong, secure, united and economically independent and prosperous Africa is central to the island’s own economic progress and social development. Full text...
  • SAMOA Pathway preparatory meeting underway in Mauritius
    24 may 2018 15:44:37
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Foreign Affairs Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo has said that Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) should not despair but take their future in their hands, use their visions and know-how to develop themselves, depend on themselves despite their remoteness. Full text...
  • Thursday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    24 may 2018 13:07:01
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius. Full text...
  • Heavy rains bring welcome relief to Cape Town
    24 may 2018 13:02:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Heavy rains are lashing drought-stricken Cape Town which is in danger of running out of water, but reports say the rains are bringing welcome relief for farmers and feeding many of the dams that service the urban areas. Full text...
  • New report tracks progress of WHO in African Region in transformation agenda
    24 may 2018 12:00:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Efforts to transform the UN Health Organisation (WHO) in the African Region to become the organisation that staff and stakeholders want is making an impact to the health of people across the region. Full text...
  • Korea, WB join forces to build world-class scientific capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa
    23 may 2018 18:48:28
    Busan, South Korea (PANA) – The World Bank and the Government of Korea on Wednesday reinforced their ongoing partnership to support Sub-Saharan Africa’s universities and research institutions in growing highly qualified local talent in areas important for Africa’s transformation, such as renewable energy, big data, artificial intelligence, and engineering. Full text...
  • First African Observatory to tackle the continent’s road safety crisis
    23 may 2018 18:39:42
    Leipzig, Germany (PANA) - The World Bank, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and the International Transport Forum (ITF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to establish the first regional Road Safety Observatory in Africa. Full text...

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