Politics - Summit
  • Buhari departs Abuja for 7th Summit of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing
    31 august 2018 11:33:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed for China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold 3 - 4 September 2018 in Beijing. Full text...

  • Sudanese President al-Bashir heads to Beijing
    31 august 2018 09:18:57
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will lead his country’s delegation to the China-Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC) to be held in Beijing next week, it was officially announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Study suggests specific roles for member states to make SADC more effective
    09 august 2018 12:10:57
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are due to meet in Windhoek next week for their 38th annual summit when Namibia's President Hage Geingob will assume chairmanship of the organisation, taking over from his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa. Full text...

  • Buhari departs Abuja for Joint ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit, other meetings in Lome, Togo
    29 july 2018 12:19:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, departed Abuja on Sunday for Lome, Togo, to participate in two high-level meetings. Full text...

  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame attends BRICS summit in Johannesburg
    26 july 2018 16:00:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame, has arrived in South Africa to join other World leaders attending the BRICS summit, which is running from Wednesday to Friday in Johannesburg, the Office of the President confirmed here on Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan to participate in COMESA summit meeting
    17 july 2018 11:52:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese Vice President Hassabu Mohamed Abdul Rahman left Khartoum on Tuesday for Lusaka at the head of a Sudanese delegation to participate in the two-day summit meeting of the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), which opens in the Zambian capital on Wednesday. Full text...

  • COMESA ministers celebrate Ethiopia–Eritrea peace deal
    16 july 2018 14:08:20
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Council of Ministers has celebrated the peace deal reached between Ethiopia and Eritrea which effectively ended a 20-year hostility between the two states. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa in Nouakchott for AU Summit
    30 june 2018 10:44:52
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived here Saturday for the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government officially opening on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria lauds outcome of US-North Korea summit
    13 june 2018 15:18:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government has applauded the outcome of the Tuesday’s Summit between US President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPPK). Full text...

  • Mauritania hosts mid-year ordinary session of AU leaders
    03 may 2018 18:43:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) will take place from 25 June to 2 July 2018 in Nouakchott, Mauritania, the AU Commission announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • SADC presses DRC to stick to electoral calendar, ensure credible polls
    24 april 2018 19:31:20
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Tuesday called on all stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to remain committed to the implementation of the country’s electoral calendar and ensure a conducive environment for the holding of peaceful credible elections, scheduled to take place on the 23 December 2018. Full text...

  • SADC Double Troika Summit convenes in Luanda
    24 april 2018 05:22:39
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is convening a Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the regional body on Tuesday in the Angolan capital, Luanda, to receive reports on the political and security situation in the region, the organisation’s secretariat has said. Full text...

  • Rights group urges SADC to act on DR Congo crisis
    16 april 2018 16:36:34
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - As the he Southern African Development Community (SADC) meets on 17-18 April in Luanda, Angola, to discuss security in the region, a human rights group is asking the leaders of the regional grouping to work to end the suffering of the people of DR Congo. Full text...

  • President Ramaphosa leads South Africa's delegation to AU Summit
    21 march 2018 11:45:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading South Africa's delegation to the African Union’s 10th Extraordinary Summit in Kigali. Full text...

  • Burkinabe President Kabore in Niamey for G5 Sahel, CILSS summits
    06 february 2018 14:06:28
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkinabe President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, arrived in Niamey on Tuesday to take part in the Summits of the G5 Sahel and the Interstate committee to fight against drought in Sahel (CILSS), according to a communiqué issued by his communication services. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President Aziz in Niamey for G5 summit
    05 february 2018 19:12:59
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Monday left Nouakchott for Niamey, Niger, to attend a G5 Sahel summit, which runs parallel to the 18th Conference of the Heads of State and Government forming the Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). Full text...

  • Presidents Kagame, Salva Kiir discuss ceasefire violations in South Sudan
    30 january 2018 14:27:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The new Chairman of the African Union (AU) and president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, on Tuesday met with the South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, amid warning by the continental body to impose sanctions on leaders violating ceasefires in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Guterres lauds AU-UN partnership at AU Summit
    28 january 2018 16:20:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, “we can and will do more” to bolster successful cooperation throughout the continent. Full text...

  • FAO chief to highlight need to end hunger at AU Summit
    26 january 2018 09:49:31
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, will attend the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that kicks off this weekend where the highlight of his mission will be the high-level meeting "Achieving Zero Hunger in Africa by 2025." Full text...

  • Buhari leads Nigerian delegation to AU summit
    25 january 2018 10:22:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will on Friday depart for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • AU Permanent Representative Committee meeting precedes 30th AU Summit
    22 january 2018 15:51:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Under the theme, “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”, the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU), meeting at their 35th Ordinary Session, began a meeting here on Monday, preceding the 30th African Union Summit. Full text...

  • Bashir to lead Sudan delegation to OIC summit in Turkey
    11 december 2017 21:04:16
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir will leave for Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday at the head of the country's delegation to the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the official news agency SUNA reported on Monday. Full text...

  • President Tusk urges EU leaders to replenish Trust Fund for Africa
    30 november 2017 16:59:28
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – European Union (EU) President Donald Tusk on Thursday called on his European colleagues to live up to their commitment to replenish the EU Trust Fund for Africa, assuring that they would make it. Full text...

  • EU leader calls for true African-European alliance
    29 november 2017 17:05:53
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – Calling for a true alliance between Africa and Europe “to face our challenges and seize our opportunities together”, European Union President Donald Tusk has highlighted peace and security as well as migration as issues that need political and operational cooperation. Full text...

  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Abidjan for EU-AU summit
    29 november 2017 15:04:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame is among the African leaders attending the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, under the theme:“Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development”, an official source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • President Talon attends AU-EU summit in Abidjan
    29 november 2017 14:22:56
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Beninese president, Patrice Talon, has left Cotonou for the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, to take part in the fifth summit of African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) heads of State and government, which opens on Wednesday, sources close to the Beninese presidency said. Full text...

  • President Buhari to attend EU-AU Abidjan summit
    27 november 2017 10:57:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Presidency on Monday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on November 28-29, 2017. Full text...

  • SADC holds extraordinary summit to consider Zimbabwe’s political crisis
    17 november 2017 06:44:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An urgent extraordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is due to be held on Friday in Gaborone, Botswana, to consider the situation in Zimbabwe following the military takeover of the country’s administration on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 'Political, security situation in DR Congo remains worrisome' - Sassou Nguesso
    19 october 2017 16:52:36
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The sociopolitical and security situation in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains worrisome, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso said on Thursady at the opening of the 7th International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • President Buhari departs for D8 Summit in Turkey
    17 october 2017 16:25:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is deu to leave Wednesday rt for Istanbul, Turkey, to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria summit to address impasse in Lesotho
    14 september 2017 14:47:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa will host a Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Pretoria on Friday, to address the recent political and security turmoil in Lesotho following the assassination of defence force Lt.-Gen. Khoantle Motsomotso last week. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB President to attend 37th SADC Summit in South Africa
    18 august 2017 06:07:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will participate in the 37th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria, South Africa, from 19-20 August, 2017. Full text...

  • Switzerland: New WHO chief to attend G20 summit
    05 july 2017 06:59:57
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, will lead the UN health agency's delegation participating in the G20 Summit taking place on 7–8 July 2017, in Hamburg, Germany. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African leaders vow to end foreign dominance
    04 july 2017 12:55:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African leaders rose from two days of talks on pressing developmental matters, peace, security and administrative matters affecting the continent at their 29th session of the Heads of State Assembly with a call for the UN reform and the reform of global peacekeeping operations. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit opens amid renewed debate over budget financing options
    03 july 2017 10:10:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The 29th African Union Summit opened in Addis Ababa on Monday, with calls for the silencing of the guns of war and tackling the scourge of terrorism in Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Libyan crisis dominates AU Summit agenda on ending conflicts
    02 july 2017 16:07:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African leaders arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday for the 29th session of the regular Heads of State and Government Assembly, which has been dedicated to the discussion about the future of youth and women, but with the conflict in Libya dominating. Full text...

  • Italy: With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, UN boss urges investment in youth
    27 may 2017 15:07:26
    Taormina, Italy (PANA) – At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir declines to participate in American-Muslim summit
    19 may 2017 14:24:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan on Friday declined an invitation to attend an American–Muslim summit set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, saying his non participation was for a "special reason". Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu off to Equatorial Guinea for AU committee of 10 summit
    16 may 2017 17:54:51
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday left for Equatorial Guinea to attend a two-day Summit of Heads of State of the African Union Committee of Ten (C10) on the reforms of the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Full text...

  • Mali: Extraordinary G5-Sahel summit opens in Bamako
    06 february 2017 14:32:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Opening the extraordinary summit of G5-Sahel member countries in Bamako, Mali, Chadian president, Idriss Deby Itno, on Monday bemoaned the fresh outbreak of terrorism in the Sahelian region, alluding to the recent deadly attacks in military camps in Mali and Niger. Full text...

  • Mauritius: AU renews support to Mauritius on Chagos Archipelago
    31 january 2017 18:54:43
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Heads of State and Government of the African Union on Tuesday adopted a resolution renewing the support of the Continent to Mauritius on the Chagos Archipelago in its dispute with the UK, PANA learnt from official sources in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commissioners sworn in
    31 january 2017 16:47:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Summit ended on Tuesday with the swearing in of the newly elected Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad and the Deputy Chairperson, Thomas Quartey Kwesi, a veteran Ghanaian diplomat. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Morocco makes pledge to bolster bilateral ties after AU re-admission
    31 january 2017 16:06:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Morocco has pledged to avail its vast mineral resources to the benefit of African countries and announced it would immediately embark on signing bilateral agreements with members of the African Union (AU) to improve investments and trade. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU appoints Uganda’s Museveni to lead US-EU immigration talks
    31 january 2017 15:17:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Summit closed its two days of intensive talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday with the appointment of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni as its negotiator for immigration reforms, an endorsement to deal with the refugee challenges in Europe and US. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit approves Libya peace plan, calls for new unity government
    31 january 2017 14:59:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Summit has unveiled a new peace roadmap for Libya and called for the formation of a new Presidential Council, which would form a new unity government. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit gives rousing welcome to new UN Secretary-General
    30 january 2017 17:04:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Heads of State Assembly gave a rousing welcome to the new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, describing him as a “man of action” and expressed hope his leadership would facilitate the AU’s request for a permanent Security Council seat. Full text...

  • Kenya: Chadian Foreign Minister elected new AU Chairperson
    30 january 2017 16:58:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chadian foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat was elected the new Chairperson of the AU Commission on Monday during the 28th ordinary session of the AU Summit, after a landmark seventh round vote, officials said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Gambia's power transfer dominates AU Summit opening session
    30 january 2017 16:41:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The peaceful transfer of power in The Gambia and the role played by the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) dominated the opening session of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Kenya agrees to redeploy troops to UN mission in South Sudan
    29 january 2017 10:34:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Kenya has agreed in principle to redeploy troops to the UN Mission in South Sudan following its decision in November last year to withdraw nearly 1,000 troops serving in its mission there, a senior official said Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit leaders impressed at growth of democracy in Africa
    28 january 2017 19:06:41
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders met for the first time on Saturday in several months to review the progress of democracy in five member states taking part in the good governance platform, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), which got a new boost with Namibia’s membership. Full text...

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