PanaPress or Pana or PanAfrican News Agency is an African news agency. It has its headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. It was founded on 20 July 1979 in Addis Ababa by the Organisation of African Unity and was relaunched by UNESCO in 1993. It provides news in English, French, Portuguese, and Arabic. PanaPress works in collaboration with UNESCO.
It contains Pan-African News Agency (PANA), also referred to as Agence d'information panafricaine (AIPA) and Agence panafricaine d'information (API) in French.
|Founded||July 20, 1979|
|Headquarters||Dakar, Senegal, West Africa|
It was founded on 20 July 1979 in Addis Ababa, with the adoption of a convention by African Ministers of Information. PANA took over the activities of the Union des agences d'informations Africaines, which had been set up in April 1963 in Tunis.
PANA was officially inaugurated and commenced news agency activities on 25 May 1983. PANA is a specialised agency of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and has its headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, with regional offices in Khartoum, Sudan; Lusaka, Zambia; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Lagos, Nigeria; and Tripoli, Libya.
All member states of the OAU were members of PANA. South Africa officially became a member of PANA after becoming a member of the OAU on 23 May 1994. The Seventh Ordinary Session of the Conference of African Ministers of Information took place at Sun City in October 1994. This was the first time that an OAU-related activity took place on South African soil.
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Presidential elections were held in Mali on 29 April 2007. Incumbent president Amadou Toumani Touré ran for re-election against seven other candidates and won in the first round with about 71% of the vote.2007 Republic of the Congo parliamentary election
A parliamentary election was held in the Republic of the Congo on 24 June 2007, with a second round initially planned for 22 July 2007, but then postponed to 5 August 2007. According to the National Commission of the Organization of the Elections (CONEL), 1,807 candidates stood in the first round for 137 seats in the National Assembly. The ruling Congolese Labour Party and parties and independent candidates allied with it won 125 seats, while two opposition parties won a combined 12 seats.2008 Guinea-Bissau legislative election
Parliamentary elections were held in Guinea-Bissau on 16 November 2008. The result was a victory for the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), which won 67 out of the 100 seats in the National People's Assembly, while the Party for Social Renewal (PRS) won 28 seats.2008 in Cape Verde
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Pana or PANA may refer to:
Pana (mythology), a god in Inuit religion
PANA, in telecommunications, a Plain ANAlog loop Alarm circuit
Protocol for carrying Authentication for Network Access, a network access authentication protocol
Pana, used for PanaPress of Pan African NewsAgency
Another name for punch marked coins used in India until the third century
Pana, the term for a snow knife in Inuktitut
Pana language, a language spoken in the Central African Republic
Pa Na language, a language spoken in Hunan, China
Pana language (Gur), a language spoken in Burkina Faso and Mali
Pana Wave or Pana Wave Laboratory, a Japanese new religious groupParty for Social Renewal
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Winners of the competition qualified as continental champions for the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship between 2010 and 2014.