Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Units of the administration in charge of criminal affairs at the Tunisian ministry of Interior Thursday dismantled an international network that help people travel using forged passports, a statement issued by the Tunisian ministry of the Interior said. According to the ministry, a foreigner living in Tunis [...]
©- - 02 october 2020 - 00:11:21 - thread Society (146 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Constitutional Court on Tuesday heard arguments in the hate speech case against prominent South African journalist, Jon Qwelane, who sparked an outcry with homophobic columns in a newspaper column 12 years ago. Under the headline “Call me names - but gay is NOT okay”, [...]
©- - 22 september 2020 - 14:25:29 - thread Society (228 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA)  -  The trial of former Rwandan presidential guard commander, Colonel Tom Byabagamba, who is facing a new charge of phone theft, was postponed Monday after defense team argued they had not received all the documents from the prosecution and that it would be “unfair” to proceed. No new [...]
©- - 14 september 2020 - 23:19:38 - thread Society (245 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Paul Rusesabagina, whose story on the genocide of Tutsis in 1994 inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda", appeared  Monday before the Kagarama primary court here charged with terrorism, murder and rebellion financing. "Hôtel Rwanda" describes how Rusesabagina, a Hutu married to a Tutsi, in 1994 saved more than [...]
©- - 14 september 2020 - 22:27:50 - thread Society (277 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The number of people who died in Rwanda's road accident involving a truck on the main highway in Karongi district, Western Rwanda, late Friday has risen to four, an official source confirmed to PANA here Saturday. Three persons died on the spot during the crash while one [...]
©- - 12 september 2020 - 20:22:19 - thread Society (158 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least three people were killed and eight others injured in a road accident in the Bwishyura sector, Karongi district, Western Rwanda, a police spokesperson confirmed to PANA here Saturday. The driver of a truck lost control due to brake failure and skidded off, the police said. Rwanda [...]
©- - 12 september 2020 - 17:05:27 - thread Society (129 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South  African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday described the death of acclaimed author and political activist Achmat Dangor as "a loss to the literary, arts and culture fraternity and the country at large". Dangor, head of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and the Nelson Mandela [...]
©- - 07 september 2020 - 12:31:33 - thread Society (216 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Global stars Janet Jackson and Cristiano Ronaldo this week threw their formidable weight behind the smash hit Jerusalema by South African record producer Master KG. The upbeat gospel-influenced house song, which features the popular vocalist Nomcebo Zikode, was initially released in November 2019 and when [...]
©- - 04 september 2020 - 12:51:41 - thread Society (202 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s largest house has gone on sale and is expected to fetch up to US$10 million. The 6,000 square metre mansion which belongs to bank executive Kennedy Bungane is called Vaal Castle because it is located on the banks of the Vaal River near [...]
©- - 01 september 2020 - 15:41:32 - thread Society (149 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  - Units of the Tunisian security based in Sfax (south) Tuesday arrested a Takfiri element described ’as very dangerous’ and wanted for terrorist crimes, official sources told PANA here Wednesday.  The element, whose name was not disclosed, is to face charges of two aggression attempts against two security [...]
©- - 26 august 2020 - 22:36:57 - thread Society (134 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Units of the Tunisian navy of the region of Mahdia,200 km southeast of the capital, Wednesday recovered three bodies, probably belonging to Tunisian illegal migrants, a leader of the fundamental trade-union of marine guards, Amer Chokry, said. The bodies were transferred to the university hospital of the [...]
©- - 05 august 2020 - 23:54:39 - thread Society (164 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Six people died following a traffic accident on Sunday in Kassela on the road to Ségou, some 40 kilometers east of Bamako, according to the regional directorate of Civil Protection of Koulikoro which reports several injuries, some of them seriously. Among the injured are a student non-commissioned [...]
©- - 03 august 2020 - 16:25:48 - thread Society (138 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A French soldier was killed Friday as he was carrying out a maintenance intervention on a refrigerating group of the base of Kossei, in the Chadian capital, Ndjaména, the French army said here in a statement. Chief Corporal Andy Fila, fridge electro-mechanic of the Barkane force, [...]
©- - 31 july 2020 - 22:29:40 - thread Society (178 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian marines said here Wednesday they had rescued 14 migrants, including a four-year-old child, 25 km off the coasts of Sfax, Tunisian security sources said. The migrants, who were heading for Italy, had remained stuck to the edges of their boat for more than six hours before [...]
©- - 29 july 2020 - 21:47:13 - thread Society (267 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia's  Terrorist Crimes Research Unit has dismantled a suspected extremist cell made up of five people, including a woman illegally married to the cell's Emir, said the Ministry of the Interior said in a statement on Wednesday. The cell, known as 'Abu Hatoun', was active between the [...]
©- - 22 july 2020 - 15:58:49 - thread Society (234 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian security units Tuesday arrested dozens of Tunisians attempting to cross illegally the maritime borders for Europe from several coastal points, security sources said here. Units of the security of the city of Mahdia, 200 km south of Tunis, arrested a boat with 17 persons on board [...]
©- - 21 july 2020 - 23:52:34 - thread Society (301 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A Tunisian navy unit Monday rescued 12 illegal migrants on a boat which engine broke down 38 km off the Tunisian coasts of Chebba, 230 km south of the capital, security sources said here. The illegal migrants, whose age ranged from 17 to 55 years, said they [...]
©- - 20 july 2020 - 23:32:56 - thread Society (154 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A unit of the Tunisian navy here Wednesday rescued four illegal migrants of Maghreb nationality, the Tunisian Defence ministry said Thursday. The ministry said the boat on which the migrants were travelling broke down at 50 km off the island of Galite, northern Tunisia. The migrants, whose ages [...]
©- - 16 july 2020 - 20:20:18 - thread Society (183 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - At least five people drowned on Tuesday night in Ganzourgou province in the central plateau of Burkina Faso, local sources told PANA. According to the same sources, these people died on their way back from a mission to launch the school exams. -0- PANA TNDD/JSG/BBA/AR 15July2020 [...]
©- - 15 july 2020 - 10:01:50 - thread Society (62 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian navy units Tuesday rescued a group of illegal migrants off the Mediterranean Sea,30 km off the coasts of Mahdia and 200 km south of Tunis, following a distress call that a boat with people on board was sinking, Tunisian security sources said here. The boat with [...]
©- - 14 july 2020 - 23:55:40 - thread Society (194 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) -  The Budget Directorate-General, located in downtown Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, was burgled on Sunday g and important documents were taken away, according to knowledgeable sources.   They told PANA on Monday that the incident followed the announcement of a US$2.4 million loss discovered at the Central Bank of [...]
©- - 06 july 2020 - 11:42:44 - thread Society (111 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Legendary South African actress Mary Twala died in Johannesburg Saturday after a lengthy illness at the age of 80. She had an illustrious career as an actress performing in film, television and theatres around the world. Twala was bestowed with The Order of Ikhamanga by President [...]
©- - 04 july 2020 - 16:46:37 - thread Society (199 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Units of the Tunisian security in Teboulba,180 km south of Tunis, Wednesday seized a fishing boat on board which were 40 people intending to travel to Italy, security sources said here. Two jamming devices used to outwit maritime, security and military units were also seized inside the [...]
©- - 01 july 2020 - 19:42:51 - thread Society (186 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Units of the Tunisian Navy thwarted on Sunday night thwarted nine illegal attempts to migrate to Europe and arrested 200 Tunisians, aged between 16 and 53, including 8 people wanted by the justice system for their involvement in common law cases and violence, a Tunisian security [...]
©- - 30 june 2020 - 14:37:42 - thread Society (202 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian security units on Tuesday arrested 18 people of different African nationalities who wanted to be smuggled across Tunisian maritime borders from Monastir region to Italy, said a security source. The organizer of the operation, a Tunisian from the same region, was also arrested and detained with [...]
©- - 17 june 2020 - 14:37:52 - thread Society (173 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The suspected organizer of the latest fateful, illegal migration attempt, whose identity has not been revealed, was arrested on Tuesday, a Tunisian security source said. At least 60 migrants from sub-Sahara countries drowned when a boat carrying several migrants capsized off Kerkennah island in southeast Tunisia. It was [...]
©- - 17 june 2020 - 14:27:47 - thread Society (134 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African golfing legend Gary Player Saturday won a US$5-million lawsuit against his own son. Documents from the Palm Beach County Circuit Court in South Florida where Player owns a holiday home revealed that the nine-time Major winner was owed the money from the Gary [...]
©- - 13 june 2020 - 14:19:57 - thread Society (265 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Units of the Tunisian navy on Thursday foiled four attempts at illegal migration to Italy from the Tunisian coasts and arrested 32 people, official sources said here. The sources close to the basic trade-union of coastal guards in the Tunisian city of Sousse,140 km south of Tunis, [...]
©- - 11 june 2020 - 20:17:11 - thread Society (206 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Units of the Tunisian Navy on Thursday recovered 13 additional bodies (9 men and 4 women) from the boat that sank off the coast of the Sfax region (Southeast). The latest figure brings to 48, the total number of bodies recovered, the Tunisian Ministry of Defense announced [...]
©- - 11 june 2020 - 19:21:29 - thread Society (169 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian security units in the northern city of Menzel Bourguiba on Tuesday arrested five persons suspected of taking Takfiri  for "alleged belonging to a terrorist organization and for exchanging information with foreign parties known for their religious extremism and acting in hotbeds of tension," a Tunisian [...]
©- - 10 june 2020 - 15:33:32 - thread Society (151 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Five people were killed and at least seven others seriously injured on Sunday after a gold mine collapsed in Sadiola, Kayes region of western Mali, the Malian News Agency (AMAP) reported on Tuesday. The tragedy occurred around 22:00 GMT in a former area of the Sadiola Gold [...]
©- - 09 june 2020 - 13:06:49 - thread Society (179 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Four detainees of the central prison of Bamako were shot dead Friday as they attempted after breaking through the doors of their cells, the Malian government said here in a statement sent to PANA. Six other detainees, a prison guard and a lady of a concession near [...]
©- - 05 june 2020 - 23:37:01 - thread Society (145 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African lobby group AfriForum has laid charges against Pretoria at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights over "draconic regulations and the brutal enforcement of the lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic". After a High Court judgment this week declared regulations surrounding Level [...]
©- - 04 june 2020 - 13:45:34 - thread Society (225 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Units of the Tunisian army in the region of Benguardane Tuesday night arrested 15 Sub-Saharan Africans, comprising eight men and seven women, attempting to cross illegally into the country, security sources said here Wednesday. They were all handed over to a team of border guards to take [...]
©- - 27 may 2020 - 20:56:14 - thread Society (138 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Navy units in the Nabeul region, 60 km southeast of Tunis, thwarted two attempts of illegal migration to Italy on Sunday,a Tunisian security source said on Monday.   The first attempt was made by 7 people aged between 20 and 34 years, all from southern Tunisia regions, [...]
©- - 25 may 2020 - 15:21:51 - thread Society (175 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Units of the Tunisian gendarmerie Thursday foiled three attempts of illegal migration carried out by Tunisians and Sub-Saharans in the region of Sfax, the official spokesperson for the gendarmerie, Housseddine Jebabli, told PANA here. In all, 50 persons of different African nationalities comprising  three babies, 18 women [...]
©- - 21 may 2020 - 22:29:04 - thread Society (185 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) –  Former President Jacob Zuma has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling that he defamed South African liberation hero Derek Hanekom, who he accused of being a "known enemy agent". The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein on Thursday dismissed Zuma's appeal after [...]
©- - 21 may 2020 - 14:07:04 - thread Society (279 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  - The 25 Tunisian fishermen who were held in Libya since last Tuesday were released here Monday evening after negotiations with the Libyan parties, reliable sources said here. The fishermen, arrested by the Libyan coast-guards, were taken to the port of the Libyan city of Zaouia in western [...]
©- - 11 may 2020 - 23:58:09 - thread Society (109 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  -  An alleged terrorist ring active in the virtual area of the southeastern city of Sfax was Friday dismantled by Tunisian security services, a statement issued by the ministry of the Interior said here. "The members of that terrorist ring encourage people to overthrow the system and mobilize [...]
©- - 08 may 2020 - 22:43:48 - thread Society (198 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian coast guards in Mahdia city, 200 km south of Tunis, on Wednesday intercepted a fishing boat carrying a group of young people who wanted to migrate illegally to Italy, a Tunisian security source said.   The youths were arrested and taken to the city's seaport where it [...]
©- - 07 may 2020 - 13:55:14 - thread Society (121 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Union of agriculture and fishing (UTAP) Wednesday confirmed the seizure of two Tunisian fishing boats Tuesday by Libyan coast-guards. Salah Hdider , member of the executive board of the UTAP, stated: "Armed coast-guards of the Libyan city of Zaouia late on Tuesday evening seized two [...]
©- - 06 may 2020 - 23:46:08 - thread Society (201 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)   -  Tunisian security units of the southern city of Sfax Tuesday dismantled an international network of illegal migration operations to the Italian coasts, official sources told PANA here. The sources said nine persons, five Sub-Saharans and four Tunisians, were arrested during the operation. The network was dismantled after a [...]
©- - 05 may 2020 - 23:14:37 - thread Society (201 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  - A unit of the Tunisian navy Monday morning seized a boat 60 km off the city of Sousse, about 140 km south of Tunis, with seven Tunisian illegal migrants who were attempting to sail to Italy, sources close to the city’s maritime guard said. Among the illegal [...]
©- - 27 april 2020 - 23:32:08 - thread Society (245 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  -  The Tunisian minister of Interior, Hichem Mechichi, Wednesday revealed the incidence of new forms of crime in the country during the general health confinement. According to him, the behaviors of criminals have also changed significantly. Speaking at the hearing session held Wednesday by the crisis committee of the [...]
©- - 22 april 2020 - 21:45:00 - thread Society (177 words)


Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese customs on Tuesday seized a large quantity of contraband in the Sindian area, south of the country, close to the Gambian border. According to the Regional Director of Customs of the Southern Zone (Ziguinchor), Col. Malang Diédhiou, the operation led to the seizure of three tons [...]
©- - 22 april 2020 - 12:43:41 - thread Society (181 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Four persons were killed Saturday in a land dispute at Sidéradougou in the province of Comoe, western Burkina Faso, at the Ivorian border, reliable sources here said. "The rural commune of Sidéradougou, located 65 kilometers from Banfora, on the Banfora-Gaoua road lived a tragedy on 11 [...]
©- - 13 april 2020 - 23:00:47 - thread Society (151 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  -  The Tunisian security on Friday night arrested one of the biggest alleged drug traffickers involved in 30 cases. Members of the Tunisian security had surrounded the domicile of the 44-year-old man regarded as the biggest drug trafficker between Algeria and Tunisia called "Pablo Escobar" in the name [...]
©- - 05 april 2020 - 16:04:14 - thread Society (143 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have paid tribute to an Apartheid-era General who played a key role in ensuring that South Africa’s historic first all-race elections were held in 1994.   Constand Viljoen died of natural causes at his farm in Mpumalanga on [...]
©- - 04 april 2020 - 13:12:54 - thread Society (315 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Commissioners and senior executives from more than 34 African election management bodies are attending a conference in Cape Town,South Africa, which is addressing the impact of social media on elections. The four-day conference, which began on Tuesday, has drawn speakers and panelists from around the [...]
©- - 03 march 2020 - 13:22:04 - thread Society (213 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian security units in the northern Menzel Bourguiba city have arrested four people who were convicted and searched for alleged terrorist crimes on behalf of the Tunis Court of First Instance , a Tunisian security source announced on Saturday.   Security units from Ras Jebel also dismantled a [...]
©- - 29 february 2020 - 16:57:01 - thread Society (213 words)