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  • Ethiopia: AUC Chairperson receives highest national Order of Serbia
    28 april 2016 18:16:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Serbian President TomislavNikolic has bestowed African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma with the highest Order of the Republic of Serbia on Strips, the Commission said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan, UN, AU agree on smooth UNAMID exit from Darfur
    18 april 2016 20:45:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan, UN and African Union (AU) on Monday in Khartoum Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC, EC reaffirm continued cooperation in human development
    08 april 2016 09:02:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the European Commission (EC) have reaffirmed their engagement in continued cooperation to maximise the benefits of science, technology and innovation.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commission, European Commission underline peace in African conflict areas
    07 april 2016 19:21:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan must be fully implemented "as a necessary step to end the civil war and put the country on a new path of peace, security and development," said a joint communiqué issued here Thursday at the conclusion of the 8th College-to-College meeting between the African Union Commission and the European Commission. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African leaders underline common development framework for Africa
    04 april 2016 17:42:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has called on African states to be “strategic, ambitious, rigorous and disciplined” if they are to achieve sustainable and inclusive development for their people. Full text...

  • UN: UN marks World Autism Day, calls for inclusive societies
    01 april 2016 22:44:03
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials have highlighted the contributions to humanity by people Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Chadian Ambassador to the AU bids farewell
    26 march 2016 10:41:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Bidding farewell to the African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Chadian Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), Ahmat Awad Sakhine, said the AU Chief has left a great impression on many diplomats, especially with Agenda 2063, "which is going to remain with us for a long time.” Full text...

  • Sudan: AU welcomes signing of roadmap by Sudanese Government
    24 march 2016 08:08:52
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union has commended Khartoum for signing a road map prepared by Thabo Mbeki, the head of African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP), aimed to help warring parties in Sudan end their differences.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 6 African countries hold elections on Sunday
    19 march 2016 15:05:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has called for smooth, peaceful, transparent and credible polls in six African Union (AU) Member States holding elections and a referendum, on Sunday, 20 March 2016. Full text...

  • Austria: UN urges focus on ‘shared responsibility’ to combat illicit drugs
    15 march 2016 06:45:38
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - Ahead of a special session on drugs at the United Nations General Assembly, senior United Nations officials on Monday focused on the people affected by drugs and the shared international responsibility in stopping the suffering caused by these illicit substances. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU commends UN Security Council sanctions against LRA
    12 march 2016 09:39:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has commended the United Nations Security Council for designating the rebel group and cult Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and its leader, Joseph Kony, effective 7 March 2016, as subject to sanctions imposed by UN Resolution 2262 (2016). Full text...

  • Tanzania: 'Monetary integration should not be pushed too fast in sub-Sahara Africa'
    11 march 2016 08:36:18
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Monetary integration should not be pursued too fast in sub-Sahara Africa, but the region should give priority to implementing a comprehensive structural reform agenda, according to high-level policymakers and academics who, this week, gathered in Mauritius to discuss the future of currency areas. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU, UN chiefs condemn Wednesday's attack on UNAMID peacekeepers
    10 march 2016 18:41:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have condemned Wednesday's attack on the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by an unknown armed group in which one South African peacekeeper was killed and another wounded. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC, UN chiefs express concern about upsurge in Darfur fighting
    03 march 2016 19:37:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on the Government of Sudan to fully cooperate with the AU-UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and facilitate its freedom of movement in view of the increased in fighting in the restive western region of the country.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN, AU appoint new Deputy Special Representative for UNAMID
    02 march 2016 15:37:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as their Deputy Joint Special Representative for the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan, commonly known as UNAMID. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU leaders champion steady progress in Burundi crisis
    01 march 2016 13:24:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An African Union (AU) Heads of State mission, led by South African President Jacob Zuma, has made steady progress in unlocking the Burundi political crisis after a working visit there where it held talks with the key stakeholders in the crisis engulfing the fragile Central African state. Full text...

  • Sudan: Will others follow suit after South Africa pulls out of Darfur? (News analysis by Anaclet Rwegayura, PANA Editor)
    25 february 2016 15:32:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on Wednesday that he had decided to withdraw the 800-odd South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops from the hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan, has raised doubt that South Africa could be retreating before the war is over.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa marks turning point in saving children’s lives
    24 february 2016 15:31:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Using vaccines, one of the most powerful tools for saving children’s lives, has marked the start of a new era in Africa, the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, Dr. Sidiki Mustapha Kaloko said here Wednesday at the opening of the first-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU convenes first ministerial meeting on immunization in Africa
    23 february 2016 18:04:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other key immunization development partners has organized the first ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa to be held Wednesday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC names new Special Representative in CAR
    21 february 2016 11:27:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has appointed Mr. Mohamed EL Hacen Lebatt of Mauritania as the Commission’s new Special Representative for Central African Republic (CAR) and Head of the AU Mission (MISAC) in the country following the resignation of Major General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko. Full text...

  • Angola: Angola turns 40 years as Africa Union member
    12 february 2016 13:02:31
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Republic of Angola turns 40 years on Friday, 12 February, 2016, since it was admitted as the 46th member of the African Union (AU), according to the latest information from the African Union. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Ex-Australian hostage arrives in Ouagadougou
    08 february 2016 14:23:39
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The ex-Australian hostage, Jocelyn Eliott, 84, abducted with her husband by elements of Al-Mourabitoune, but released on Saturday, arrived in Ouagadougou Monday on board of the Nigerien presidential aircraft, together with the Nigerien minister of Foreign Affairs minister, Mrs Achatou Kané Boulam, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'African Union remains divided on UN reforms'
    05 february 2016 09:55:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says deep divisions over how to carry on with the reform of the UN Security Council have delayed the process. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU earmarks financing breakthrough to advance democracy
    05 february 2016 09:44:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African countries would now be required to choose the specific taxation options they prefer to raise funds for the implementation of the flagship African Union (AU) projects following a breakthrough on the alternative sources of financing AU-led mega-projects. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: EC, AU agree to further administrative cooperation, staff exchanges
    01 february 2016 17:55:29
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The European Commission and the African Union (AU) on Sunday signed an agreement renewing cooperation between the two bodies, intensifying staff exchanges and cooperation in a number of priority areas. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to hold anti-Boko Haram donor-pledging conference
    31 january 2016 18:07:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) Heads of State Assembly approved the holding of a donor pledging conference in Addis Ababa on Monday, to raise funds to support a continental response to the Boko Haram threat in West Africa and the Sahel region, an AU official said Sunday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit appoints Special Envoy for Libya
    31 january 2016 17:50:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has been appointed the African Union Special Envoy to Libya, a top AU official said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU decides to hold emergency summit on migration
    31 january 2016 15:14:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union leaders ended their 26th Ordinary Session here Sunday agreeing to hold an emergency Summit on Migration because they could not remain unmoved by the plight of the African youth, many of whom have fallen victims of boat tragedies in attempts to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit approves stabilisation force for Burundi
    31 january 2016 14:38:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) has approved a stabilization mission to protect civilians, human rights workers and disarm militias in Burundi, but the crisis-hit country immediately rejected an AU Summit declaration on sending a high-level delegation to negotiate for Bujumbura’s consent. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'African leaders must account for crimes against humanity'
    30 january 2016 15:26:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders who allow civilian killings in their efforts to cling to power would be held responsible, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Mugabe exits AU Chairmanship, raps UN Security Council
    30 january 2016 14:19:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - In his farewell speech at the African Union Simmit here on Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe vowed to stay on as President “until God says come”, electrifying the usually-dull moments at the Summit, which premiered a new style of conducting its affairs.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Chadian President becomes new AU Chairman
    30 january 2016 13:06:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chadian President Idriss Deby has been elected the new Chairman of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit considers broadening Boko Haram fight
    30 january 2016 07:10:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, late Friday to discuss a plan to stop the spread of terrorism with a call to all states to volunteer resources to combat the spread of the Boko Haram across the Lake Chad Basin and the Al Shabaab in East Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU approves US$446 million budget for 2016
    29 january 2016 15:15:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has approved a US$446 million budget for 2016, slightly higher than the US$416 million budget for 2015, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Burundi defiant ahead of Summit on AU troop deployment
    29 january 2016 10:42:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) has sounded a warning to Burundi, which insists it would accept talks with rival political camps, but would not accept the deployment of foreign troops on its soil to protect key state officials and stop the killing of political opponents.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU says Gbagbo's trial shows Africa does not condone impunity
    28 january 2016 19:27:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) said on Thursday the trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo shows Africa does not condone impunity.Full text...

  • Egypt: President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi to attend AU summit
    28 january 2016 19:11:58
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi is due in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday to attend the 26th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union to be held over the weekend. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambian President off to Addis Ababa for AU summit
    28 january 2016 18:23:36
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu left Lusaka Thursday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU elects new members of its Peace and Security Council
    28 january 2016 18:03:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African foreign ministers on Thursday elected new members of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) bringing on board Congo Republic, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia to hold seats on the 15-member Council for three years, PANA reported Thursday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU seeks unity govt. in S/Sudan
    27 january 2016 22:26:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) called for the formation of a unity government for South Sudan at the start of a ministerial meeting on Wednesday to fine-tune an agenda for the African leaders meeting this week in Ethiopia, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commissioner warns of ‘silent financial crisis’ in Africa
    27 january 2016 17:36:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A “silent financial crisis” is sweeping across Africa, ignited by sluggish prices of major exports and an increment in the amount of foreign debt owed by African countries due to the rapid weakening of national currencies, according to the African Union (AU) Commission. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Executive Council meeting opens with focus on conflict prevention
    27 january 2016 10:56:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Foreign ministers forming the Executive Council of the African Union met on Wednesday to prepare the main agenda of the AU Summit at a ministerial meeting dominated by the need to address conflicts which have made Africa unattractive for foreign investments. Full text...

  • Senegal: AU Commission chief urges women to be transformers, not just conformers
    19 january 2016 19:24:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Tuesday urged African women to be ''transformers and not just conformers''. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya mounts major military offensive after AU base attack
    17 january 2016 16:39:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan military has mounted a major military offensive against the Al Shabaab in the Gedo region of Somalia in an effort to rescue and recover the bodies of an undisclosed number of soldiers killed during Friday’s attack at the El-Adde military base in Somalia, a top Kenyan army General said Sunday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Representatives of Sudanese restive areas call for autonomous rule
    16 january 2016 11:56:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Members of the Sudanese National Dialogue Conference (NDC) committee on administration, representing Sudan's South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, have demanded an autonomous rule within a united Sudan. Full text...

  • UN: Ban condemns attack on AU base in Somalia's southern region
    15 january 2016 19:33:18
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Full text...

  • Rwanda: Burundi will benefit from deployment of AU peacekeepers (A News analysis by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent in Kigali)
    11 january 2016 11:07:54
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - After Ugandan Minister of Defence Crispus Kiyonga stressed that there is goodwill in Burundi to accept the deployment of African Union (AU) peacekeepers, Burundian authorities have now the biggest interest in welcoming the 5,000 strong force as the only effective solution toward lasting peace in the tiny East African nation, analysts say.Full text...

  • Cameroon: IMF chief sues for strong business climate, regional integration in Africa
    08 january 2016 19:26:41
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - With oil prices projected to remain low for long and oil reserves depleting, macroeconomic stability of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) member countries will hinge on smart fiscal policies and determined structural reforms to strengthen the business climate and regional integration, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, said here Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Mission warns politicians in CAR to avoid carefree statements
    04 january 2016 11:23:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Asserting that the many malfunctions observed during the 30 December 2015 presidential and legislative elections in Central African Republic (CAR) were "not enough to taint the credibility of these polls", the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) has called on candidates and political parties to avoid speech that could harm the climate of peace and cause confusion in the country before the announcement of results.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU urges CAR to ensure success of electoral process
    30 december 2015 21:27:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Wednesday called on political stakeholders in Central African Republic (CAR) to do all they can to ensure the success of the electoral process underway in the country and to lay the foundation for the restoration of lasting peace, security and reconciliation. Full text...

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