Politics - Diplomacy
  • Libya: Germany reaffirms support for UN action plan in Libya
    11 october 2017 11:46:08
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The German ambassador in Libya, Christian Bock, has reaffirmed his country’s support for the action plan by the special envoy of the UN Secretary general in Libya. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian president congratulates Guinean counterpart
    01 october 2017 14:06:50
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania's Head of State, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Sunday sent a message of congratulations to his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde on the occasion of his country's National Day celebration which falls on on 2 October. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: New US Ambassador to Ethiopia arrives in Addis Ababa
    29 september 2017 11:41:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The newly appointed US Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor has arrived in Addis Ababa with a pledge to help strengthen governance and democracy, the US Embassy said on Friday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambian President Barrow meets ICC Prosecutor in US
    22 september 2017 09:43:05
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has met the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, in United States, who briefed him on the work of the court and called for support from African countries, the presidency said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Qatar: Doha closes Chadian embassy, expels diplomats
    25 august 2017 19:25:23
    Doha, Qatar (PANA) - Qatar has closed the Chadian embassy in Doha and ordered the diplomatic staff of the north-central African country to leave within 48 hours as from Thursday, the Qatar press agency reported Friday. Full text...

  • Chad: Chad shuts Qatar embassy, asks diplomats to leave in 10 days
    23 august 2017 14:54:21
    N'Djamena, Chard (PANA) - Chad is shutting down the Qatar embassy in its capital, N'Djamena, and on Wednesday asked Qatari diplomats to leave within 10 days. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Egyptian President arrives in Rwanda for state visit
    15 august 2017 14:22:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Egyptian President Fattah al- Sissi arrived here in early Tuesday for a state visit to Rwanda, PANA reported from Kigali. Full text...

  • Morocco: Sudan’s Bashir arrives in Morocco on private visit
    04 august 2017 14:43:42
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court (ICC), arrived in Morocco late Thursday for a private visit. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum regrets Libya’s decision to close Sudanese consulate in Kufra
    27 july 2017 13:39:35
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government has expressed regret over the decision of the eastern Libyan Government to close its consulate in Kufra, a south-eastern region of Libya near Egypt and Sudan, saying the move was based on "unfounded accusations". Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African leaders urged to demand end to Israeli occupation of Palestine
    03 july 2017 15:48:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, urged African leaders on Monday to demand an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory and announced that his country was ready to accept a US peace plan for a two-state solution to the standoff with Israel. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Retired Nigeria diplomats resist attempts to admit Morocco into ECOWAS
    15 june 2017 08:26:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) on Wednesday called on the Nigerian government to resist any attempt by other member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to admit Morocco into the regional body, the local Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia, Russia sign agreement for visa exemption
    05 may 2017 12:57:52
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The governments of Gambia and Russia have signed a bilateral agreement to waive visa requirements for officials of the two countries and facilitate activities involving their businesses. Full text...

  • Libya: Russian delegation visits Tripoli to strengthen bilateral cooperation
    25 april 2017 12:35:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A high-level Russian delegation, led by the deputy minister of foreign affairs, Mikhail Bagdenov, arrived here Tuesday for a one-day official visit to Libya. Full text...

  • Libya: Lack of communication hinders progress on Libya's national accord
    27 march 2017 19:53:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Lack of a communication mechanism among opposing parties in Libya is the obstacle to resolving the country's political impasse, according to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Choukri. Full text...

  • Kenya: US President discusses fight against terrorism with Kenyan leader
    08 march 2017 17:57:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - US President Donald Trump has discussed the fight against terrorism in the Horn of Africa and regional security with President Uhuru Kenyatta in a telephone conversation where they laid emphasis on the need for closer cooperation, the White House said. Full text...

  • US: West Africa can serve as a model for preventive diplomacy – UN political chief
    07 march 2017 05:35:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations political affairs chief on Monday stressed that West Africa could be a model of how the UN can work with local partners in bringing stability to regions or sub-regions. Full text...

  • Rwanda: India to open embassy in Rwanda
    20 february 2017 14:10:22
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - India will soon open an embassy in Kigali, the visiting Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, revealed on Monday when he paid a courtesy call on Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief calls for preventive diplomacy to checkmate conflicts
    18 february 2017 18:44:02
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for a boost in preventive diplomacy and enhanced mediation efforts to address the root causes of conflicts around the world. Full text...

  • Libya: Italy to open consulate in eastern Libya
    07 february 2017 12:33:30
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Italian ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Perroni, has said that his country is considering opening a consulate in eastern Libya to facilitate the issuance of visas to Libyans in that region as well as consolidate the mutual cooperation between both countries in the fields of education, health, culture and security. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan FA minister denounces Trump's ban on Libyans
    01 february 2017 18:27:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Tahar Siala has criticized the Executive Order by US President Donald Trump on immigration from seven Muslim countries, including Libya, saying "it is a racist and unjust decision that should be revised." Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria works for robust and stronger African Union
    23 january 2017 19:14:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria will continue to work together with other African countries to ensure that the African Union becomes a stronger and more robust organization for the benefit of the continent and its people, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria moves to downgrade Tel Aviv embassy
    17 january 2017 13:51:30
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has called for the downgrading of the status of the South African embassy in Tell Aviv and for a complete review of relations with Israel following a meeting between the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, last week and the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan
    12 january 2017 09:27:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Federal Government says it will no longer recognise Taiwan as a country and rather pledged support for the "One China" policy. Full text...

  • US: US envoy on African Affairs visits Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa
    26 october 2016 14:39:41
    New York, US (PANA) - The US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Mrs. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will from 28 October to 5 November, embark on diplomatic missions to Namibia, Lesotho and South Africa. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kagame warns Kigali could again cut diplomatic ties with France
    10 october 2016 15:29:41
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday stressed that the judicial system of Rwanda is not subordinate to France or French interests and asked that those [western] embassies [in Kigali] that delivered services on behalf of the French embassy during the time diplomatic ties between the two countries were severed in 2006 to "prepare [again] to do that" . Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya, Caribbean nation to establish diplomatic ties
    24 september 2016 14:44:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya and a Caribbean Island nation, St. Kitts and Nevis have signed a joint communique to establish diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level, Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari leaves Abuja for UN General Assembly meetings
    17 september 2016 13:00:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, left Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday to participate in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), holding from 19-23 September, in New York, United States. Full text...

  • Nigeria: John Kerry begins 2-day visit to Nigeria
    23 august 2016 13:40:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – United States Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, on Tuesday arrived in Nigeria on a two-day visit, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: John Kerry arrives Nigeria Tuesday for 2-day visit
    19 august 2016 15:47:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The US Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, is expected to arrive in Nigeria on 23 August for a two-day visit. Full text...

  • US: US Secretary of State visits Kenya, Nigeria next week
    19 august 2016 15:25:45
    New York, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry, will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, on 22 August to meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss regional security issues and counter-terrorism cooperation, as well as bilateral issues, a US State Department statement said on Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: 'Egypt is interested in consensus deal between Libyan political stakeholders'
    10 august 2016 12:55:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister, Sameh Choukry, has said his country will support a consensus agreement involving all the Libyan parties to the political crisis rocking the county. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya protests French military presence on its territory
    26 july 2016 14:09:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The president of the presidential council of the national coalition government in Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, has summoned the French ambassador to Libya, Antoine Sivan, to officially protest against the French military presence in the eastern region of the country, particularly in Benghazi. Full text...

  • US: American special envoy visits Congo, Tanzania, Egypt, Angola
    09 july 2016 20:45:30
    New York, US (PANA) - US Special Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes Region, Mr. Thomas Perriello on Saturday begun an official mission that will take him to Brazzaville, Congo, Arusha, Tanzania, Cairo, Egypt and Luanda, Angola from 9 to 23 July. Full text...

  • Senegal: New French ambassador presents letters of accreditation to president Sall
    22 june 2016 12:56:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The new French ambassador to Senegal, Christophe Bigot, who arrived in Dakar on Thursday, on Wednesday presented his letters of accreditation to the Senegalese president, Macky Sall. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari sends list of 47 ambassador-nominees to Senate for confirmation
    09 june 2016 12:18:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday sent a list of 47 ambassador-nominees to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda, South Africa make progress to "fully" normalize ties
    07 june 2016 15:34:06
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan and South African officials have made "progress" to finalize a deal in normalizing diplomatic relations, the Rwandan foreign minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, said on Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • France: France, German FMs visit Mali, Niger on Sunday
    29 april 2016 19:34:14
    Paris, France (PANA) - French and German foreign affairs ministers, Jean-Marc Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Presidential council leader, British FM meet
    18 april 2016 13:11:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The British minister of Foreign affairs, Philip Hammond, arrived in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on Monday and immediately held talks with the president of the Libyan presidential council, Fayez al-Sarraj, as Parliament is due to meet in plenary session in Tobruk for a confidence vote on the national unity government. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese, Somali presidents discuss cooperation between their countries
    14 april 2016 13:36:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The Sudanese and Somali presidents on Wednesday evening held a working session that focused on regional and international issues of common interest and how they would strengthen their cooperation in all domains. Full text...

  • Egypt: Sudanese FA minister begins visit to Cairo
    06 april 2016 13:15:55
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Sudanese minister of Foreign affairs, Ibrahim Ghandour, arrived here Wednesday from Ethiopia for a two-day visit to Egypt within the framework of a trip that also took him to Switzerland and Kuwait. Full text...

  • Rwanda: New USAID country director assumes office in Kigali
    04 april 2016 13:56:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Ms. Marcia Musisi-Nkambwe, the new country director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), one of Rwanda's largest bilateral development partners. assumed office here Monday, pledging to continue the impressive development work of the US agency in collaboration with different partners from Government, international donors, Civil Soceity in the East African nation, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian foreign minister to visit Russia from Monday
    12 march 2016 15:27:36
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui will on Monday start a working visit to Moscow at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Sergeï Lavrov, a government communiqué said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: UN Secretary General arrives in Nouakchott
    04 march 2016 12:55:12
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, arrived in Nouakchott Thursday for a two-day working visit to Mauritania, official sources said on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mbeki defends Pretoria's stance towards Zimbabwe
    22 february 2016 16:10:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In the latest in the series of weekly essays aimed at “setting the record straight” during his administration, former President Thabo Mbeki on Monday again defended his “quiet diplomacy” towards Zimbabwe and reiterated dramatic claims that the British government planned to remove Robert Mugabe by force. Full text...

  • Egypt: Cairo to host international conference on Libya’s rebuilding
    24 january 2016 12:28:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Egypt is actively preparing to host an international conference for Libya’s rebuilding after the formation of a national coalition government, which is waiting for the approval by the Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament), the Egyptian deputy Foreign Affairs minister, Oussama Majdoub said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria-Mali strategic bilateral committee meets
    17 january 2016 12:05:41
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The 10th session of the Algeria-Mali strategic bilateral committee on Northern Mali holds on Sunday in Algiers to drum up support for the current peace process launched in Mali, PANA reported, quoting diplomatic sources here. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambians abroad applaud President Lungu for allowing dual citizenship
    11 january 2016 15:55:09
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambians resident in America have commended President Edgar Lungu for fulfilling his promise to enact the Dual Citizenship law. Full text...

  • Libya: Italian FM expresses solidarity with Libya
    10 january 2016 14:24:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Italian Foreign Affairs minister Paolo Gentiloni has, in a telephone conversation with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, expressed solidarity with the presidential council of Libya, according to Italian media quoted by Libyan newspapers on Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya: Egypt in contact with Libyan parties over political deal
    04 january 2016 12:20:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Abou Zeid, has said that Egypt is in close contact with all the stakeholders and government leaders to help facilitate and overcome the obstacles leading to the establishment of a Libyan government. Full text...

  • Libya: Italy, Germany congratulate Libya's designate Prime Minister
    27 december 2015 11:39:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Italian and German ministers of Foreign Affairs, Paulo Gentolini and Frank-Walter Steinmeier respectively have telephoned Libya's Prime Minister designate Fayez al-Sarraj to congratulate him on his nomination to head the national unity government, the local media reported on Sunday. Full text...

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