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.[1] 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.

IndustryNews agency
FoundedJuly 20, 1979
HeadquartersDakar, 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.

Relevant treaties and protocols

  • OAU Charter, adopted on 23 May 1963. South Africa was admitted to the OAU on 23 May 1994 and the OAU Charter became binding on South Africa on that same date.
  • PANA Convention

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.[2][3]

See also



  1. ^ "Panapress". Intute. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Training Workshop For Journalists Covering Educational Topics". UNESCO. 2003. Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. ^ Boyd-Barrett, Oliver; Rantanen, Terhi (28 October 1998). The Globalization of News. SAGE Publications. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7619-5387-6.

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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

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