Politics - Diplomacy
  • Libya condemns Nairobi terrorist attack
    17 january 2019 15:36:54
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala has denounced the terrorist attack on the Dusit D2 Hotel complex in Nairobi and offered his condolences to his Kenyan counterpart, Monica Juma, PANA learnt on Thursday from an official source in Tripoli. Full text...

  • President of Italian Council calls on Nigerien head of state
    16 january 2019 09:57:13
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The president of the Italian council, Giuseppe Conte, on his first official visit to Niamey, met on Tuesday evening, with the Nigerien president, Mahamadou Issoufou. Full text...

  • Italian Prime Minister to visit Niger and Chad
    15 january 2019 12:07:36
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte begins a two-nation African tour on Tuesday that will take him to Niger and Chad, his first visit to these countries, according to a diplomatic source in Rome. Full text...

  • Tunisian foreign minister to visit Spain
    15 january 2019 10:27:38
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian foreign minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, begins a working visit to Spain on Tuesday at the invitation of his Spanish counterpart, Josep Borrell, a communique from the Tunisian foreign ministry has announced. Full text...

  • Russia reiterates support for Libya's Presidential Council
    06 january 2019 20:58:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Russia's Ambassador to Libya, Ivan Molotkov, renewed his country's support for the government of national unity and consensus in Libya during a meeting with the President of the Presidential Council, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Sunday at the Council's headquarters in Tripoli. Full text...

  • UK willing to help Libya fight terrorism
    29 december 2018 15:19:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - British Secretary of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, on Saturday reiterated his country's support for the national unity government in its fight against terrorism, after last Tuesday's suicide attack on the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli left three dead. Full text...

  • EU condemns expulsion of its representative in DR Congo
    28 december 2018 10:51:15
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has condemned the decision of the DR Congo government to expel its representative in the country, describing it as "totally unjustified", as diplomatic relations between them deteriorates further. Full text...

  • Turkey vows to investigate illicit shipment of arms from Turkey to Libya
    23 december 2018 13:42:26
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday gave the assurance that his country would investigate the illicit shipment of two containers of arms and ammunition from his country to Libya, which have raised alarm in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Tunisian PM begins three-day visit to Saudi Arabia
    13 december 2018 13:51:20
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed, on Thursday began a three-day working visit to Saudi Arabia, according to a communiqué issued here by the Tunisian governmental services. Full text...

  • Irish Republican Army case is closed, says Libyan FM
    11 december 2018 14:32:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Responding to a request from the British ambassador to Libya, Frank Becker, on the possibility of a meeting between British victims of attacks by the Irish army on its soil, the Libyan Foreign Minister, Taher Siala, of the Government of National Unity, declared on Monday that "The Irish Republican Army (IRA) case has definitely been closed for years." Full text...

  • Barrow gets 'Excellence Statesmanship' award
    07 december 2018 09:05:48
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree for distinguishing himself as an excellent statesman who has demonstrated "a strong commitment to democracy, rule of law, social justice and respect for human rights" among others’’. Full text...

  • Fayez al-Sarraj denounces foreign interference into Libyan affairs
    05 december 2018 13:37:38
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The chairman of the presidential council of the Libyan government of national accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Wednesday denounced what he called "the negative interventions of certain countries in the internal affairs of Libya". Full text...

  • Morocco renews appeal to Algeria to dialogue with it
    28 november 2018 14:01:58
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Morocco on Tuesday renewed its appeal to Algeria, urging it to formally respond to the initiative of the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, on the establishment of a direct dialogue between the two countries, the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a statement from Rabat. Full text...

  • Mauritania keeps a close eye on situation of its nationals in Angola
    24 november 2018 15:47:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government is closely monitoring the situation of Mauritanian citizens living in Angola, said a statement issued on Saturday after a telephone interview between the Mauritanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ishmael ould Sheikh Ahmed, and his Angolan counterpart, Miguel Domingo Augusto. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President Aziz receives Moroccan foreign minister
    02 november 2018 19:36:18
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Friday received in audience the Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and International cooperation, Nasser Bourita, special envoy of King Mohamed VI, the official media said. Full text...

  • Libyans resident in Tunisia urged to report maltreatment to consular services
    02 november 2018 14:31:02
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Reconciliation has asked Libyans resident in Tunisia to report to their consulate in Sfax, "any harassment or maltreatment suffered in the hands of their hosts". Full text...

  • Buhari says Nigeria welcomes stronger relations with countries
    01 november 2018 17:32:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said that Nigeria welcomes further strengthening of relations with countries, especially in the areas of agriculture and trade. Full text...

  • Libyan FM, Spanish ambassador discuss economy, immigration in Libya
    22 october 2018 14:58:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of foreign affairs, Mohamed Tahar Siala, on Monday held discussions in Tripoli with the Spanish ambassador in Tunisia, Francisco de Miguel, on the question of the fight against illegal immigration and the economic cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Mauritania seeks to strengthen ties with Algeria
    22 october 2018 09:35:32
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The Mauritanian Foreign Affairs minister, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on Sunday expressed the desire of his country to develop its "historical and excellent" relations with Algeria, welcoming the positive developments that they have experienced lately. Full text...

  • Tunisian foreign affairs minister visits Germany
    17 october 2018 09:59:40
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian minister of foreign affairs, Khaemnes Jhinaoui, on Wednesday began an official visit to Germany, at the invitation of his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, a communiqué issued by the Tunisian foreign affairs ministry has said. Full text...

  • Eritrean President set for weekend visit to Ethiopia after renewed friendship
    13 july 2018 13:21:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is expected to visit Addis Ababa on Saturday, days after the thawing of relations with former foes in Addis Ababa, an Eritrean official said on Friday. Full text...

  • UK reaffirms support for Libyan national unity govt
    09 april 2018 19:30:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The British minister for Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, on Monday reaffirmed his country’s support to the government of national accord and its efforts to reach global national reconciliation. Full text...

  • Gambia condemns attack against Saudi Arabia
    05 april 2018 15:54:07
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambian government on Thursday condemned the recent attack against Saudi Arabia while expressing solidarity with the kingdom. Full text...

  • Zambia expels Cuban Ambassador for attending launch of opposition Socialist party
    01 april 2018 19:21:39
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has expelled the Cuban Ambassador accredited to Zambia. Full text...

  • AU Commission chief meets with Mauritanian President Abdel Aziz
    27 march 2018 19:00:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Tuesday met with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the presidential palace in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian news agency (AMP) reported. Full text...

  • Diplomatic row over Australia's offer to South African farmers
    15 march 2018 14:47:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A diplomatic row has broken out after an Australian government minister said “persecuted” white South African farmers need help from a “civilised” country. Full text...

  • US promises help to rescue Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram
    12 march 2018 19:53:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and promised American security intelligence, equipment and training to assist in the efforts to peacefully rescue the school girls abducted by suspected terrorists last month. Full text...

  • African Union Commission Chair begins 3-day working visit to Algeria
    11 march 2018 15:56:29
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Saturday began a three-day working visit to Algeria. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea president begins Tunisia visit
    26 february 2018 19:06:38
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on Monday started a three-day official visit to Tunisia, leading a delegation of several ministers and senior officials of his government, at the invitation of Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi. Full text...

  • Libya, Chad ministers discuss border security, illegal immigration
    13 february 2018 13:42:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Foreign Affairs minister of the Government of National Accord, Mohamed Tahar Siala, on Monday held talks with his Chadian counterpart, Mahamat Zene Cherif, on security issues related to their common border and the fight against illegal immigration, according to a press statement issued on Tuesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Tunisia, China sign agreement to build diplomatic Academy
    07 february 2018 09:34:03
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A technical and economic partnership agreement for the creation of a Diplomatic Academy in Tunis was signed on Tuesday in Tunis between Tunisia and the Republic of China during the ninth session of their Joint Commission for Cooperation in the Tunisian capital. Full text...

  • Rwandan president receives credentials of 10 new ambassadors to Rwanda
    17 january 2018 15:26:35
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Tuesday received the credentials of 10 new ambassadors to Rwanda, a diplomatic source revealed Wednesday here. Full text...

  • Most gov’t travels externally funded, Gambian VP says
    04 january 2018 14:21:57
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Reacting to criticisms that senior government officials are engaged in frequent foreign travels costing tax payers millions, Gambia’s vice President, Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, says most of such travels are at the expense of host governments or parties. Full text...

  • AU Commission Chair says 2017 was particularly eventful, "youth our priority"
    01 january 2018 15:47:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Saying that 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, the African Union Commission Chair, Moussa Faki Mahamat, revealed on Sunday that "Youth has been at the center of our agenda", as the organization worked to open up opportunities for them in every field. Full text...

  • South Africa's Ruling party rebuked for anti-Israel stance
    21 december 2017 13:52:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) on Thursday questioned the motives behind the ruling African National Congress (ANC) resolution to downgrade the South African embassy in Israel "immediately and unconditionally" to a liaison office. Full text...

  • Top U.S. Official, Donald Yamamoto, ends visit to Rwanda
    15 december 2017 15:45:04
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto, has ended his two-day working visit to Rwanda, his fourth stage of an African tour that also took him to Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, a diplomatic source confirmed Friday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Nigerian gov't counsels Spain on dialogue over Catalonian independence
    02 november 2017 18:47:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government has urged Spain to embrace dialogue in resolving the political crisis rocking the country over Catalonia independence. Full text...

  • Gambian President receives three new ambassadors
    25 october 2017 17:27:43
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow on Wednesday received credentials of three new ambassadors from Kuwait, Mauritania and Nigeria in his office in Fajara. Full text...

  • Rwanda recalls ambassador over new investigation by French judge on 1994 genocide
    24 october 2017 13:57:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda has recalled its ambassador to France, Jacques Kabale, signaling that it might break diplomatic relations with Paris over a row on a new investigation by French judges. Full text...

  • UN Security Council mission expected Friday in Mauritania
    19 october 2017 14:59:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – A mission from the 15-member countries of the UN Security Council is expected on Friday in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, within the framework of a sub-regional tour in G5 Sahel countries, diplomatic sources told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • 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...

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