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  • Tanzania: President Kikwete asks Tanzanian Diaspora to explore markets, investments abroad
    15 august 2014 09:32:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has challenged his compatriots in the Diaspora to scout for markets for the country's products abroad and for investors to make use of opportunities in the East African country.Full text...

  • Togo: Government recommends investment fund for Togolese living abroad
    09 july 2014 20:40:27
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese government has called for the establishment of an investment fund from Togolese in the Diaspora for better organization of their contribution to efforts for the growth and development of the country.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzania’s Diaspora return to roots
    02 july 2014 14:10:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Thousands of Tanzanians from the Diaspora will hold their first-ever conference here 14-15 August 2014 with the aim of establishing an inclusive agenda for their participation the country’s development, organisers of the event said Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: We are helping Nigeria to rescue abducted girls, tackle Boko Haram - Obama
    01 june 2014 22:46:01
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has assured Nigerians in Diaspora that the US is providing assistance to their country to rescue the over 200 abducted girls and also root out the terror group Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Togo: Togolese from the Diaspora in Africa to meet on 27 March
    24 march 2014 15:39:30
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The Africa Chapter of Togolese in the Diaspora will hold a two-day summit on 27-28 March in the capital, Lomé, to discuss various issues related to employment, investment and incentives to be given those in the Diaspora, PANA learnt from official sources on Monday. Full text...

  • Third World Chinese Conference opens in Mauritius
    06 september 2012 13:07:21
    Grand Bay, Mauritius (PANA) - The third edition of the World Chinese Conference, a three-day event organised by the Federation of Chinese Societies to promote cultural exchanges, cooperation and development among members of the Chinese Diaspora in the world, opened Thursday at the International Conference Centre, Grand Bay, northern Mauritius. Full text...

  • UN official calls for partnerships between Africans at home, Diaspora
    16 february 2012 18:38:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN Special Adviser on Africa, on ThursdayFull text...

  • Nigeria to raise US$ 2b for development through citizens in Diaspora
    25 july 2011 19:01:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government is planning to raise funds for the development of infrastructure through an inflow of US$ 2 billion via an open-ended instrument issued for sale to Nigerians in Diaspora. Full text...

  • African Diaspora in Europe form network
    14 september 2007 13:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Africans living in Europe have decided to organise themselves into a network in order to put their expertise at the disposal of African countries, one of the initiators of the project, Amély James Koh Bela, told PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • AU applauds regional conference on African Diaspora
    13 september 2007 18:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Ambassador of the African Union (AU) to Brussels, Mahamat Annadif, described on Thursday in Paris as "satisfactory" the outcome of the regional advisory conference of the AU/African Diaspora in Europe that ended Wednesday in the French capital. Full text...

  • IOM vows to help monitor Congolese abroad
    27 july 2007 14:01:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The International Organisation for Migrations (IOM) has promised to monitor movements of Congolese living abroad with a view to ensure they participate in the development of their country. Full text...

  • Yar'Adua charges Diaspora Nigerians
    25 july 2007 21:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The second Nigeria Diaspora Day/Third Science and Technology Conference opened in the capital city of Abuja Wednesday, with President Umaru Yar'Adua calling on Nigerians in the Diaspora to take seriously their roles as the country's ambassadors in their places of abode. Full text...

  • Nigerians abroad to meet in Abuja
    13 july 2007 08:16:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) - – Nigerians living abroad will meet over three days at a conference scheduled to start in the capital city of Abuja 25 July, a government statement said. Full text...

  • First Diaspora Africa Forum Mission opens in Accra
    01 july 2007 20:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The first Diaspora Africa Forum Mission opened Sunday in Accra, with a call on Africans and those in the Diaspora to team up for mutual benefits and to rebuild the continent. Full text...

  • Nigerian Diaspora elects new representatives
    18 june 2007 10:57:00
    Dallas- US (PANA) -- Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) at the weekend in Dallas, U. Full text...

  • Nigerians in Diaspora offer input to national development
    18 june 2007 10:42:00
    Dallas- US (PANA) -- The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) have used their 2007 Annual General Meeting to urge President Umaru Yar'Adua to harness the "vast expertise" of Nigerian professionals abroad. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt ensures Abuja Diaspora Village proposal
    18 june 2007 09:45:00
    Dallas- US (PANA) -- A total of 300 Nigerians in Diaspora, have been allocated land at a site for the proposed Abuja Diaspora Village, in Nigeria's capital city, according to Dr Ola Kassim, chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NIDO Americas). Full text...

  • Cameroonian Diaspora yearns for role back home
    18 april 2007 17:32:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian nationals living in Germany plan to use the "Cameroon-Diaspora" forum scheduled for 25-27 April in Yaounde to sensitise local authorities on the need for a better policy to integrate Cameroonians abroad in the national development process. Full text...

  • Guineans in the Diaspora decries PM's delay to name cabinet
    28 march 2007 20:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Association of Guinean Expatriates (AGRE) in Paris, Wednesday described as "unacceptable procrastination" the delay by the new Prime Minster Lansana Kouyate to name his cabinet. Full text...

  • 1st Black writers, artists congress ends 50th anniversary
    22 september 2006 11:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The 50th anniversary celebration of the first congress of Black writers and artists draws to a close here Friday at the UNESCO House and the University Paris-Sorbonne. Full text...

  • Kenyans in Diaspora might vote in 2007 poll
    20 september 2006 21:51:00
    Nairobi Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans living abroad will be eligible to vote in general elections as long as they comply with relevant clauses in the constitution, the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) confirmed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ex-slave post Ouidah to host Recordia festival
    04 august 2006 22:20:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ouidah, a former slave trade post in Benin, will Saturday host the 2006 festival of the Reunion of Ouidah Communities and Regions with the Diaspora (Recordia), organisers said here Friday. Full text...

  • Artists' role in CIAD 'outstanding success'
    22 july 2006 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – Kalidou Kassé, a Senegales-e painter, says the participation of African artists in the second Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (CIAD II) was "an outstanding success". Full text...

  • African leaders seek Diaspora input in continent's development
    20 july 2006 16:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African leaders who gathered in Nigeria for the 7th Leon Sullivan Summit have called for the involvement of the African Diaspora in efforts to develop the continent. Full text...

  • Black Brazilians demand racial equity
    15 july 2006 14:08:00
    Salvador- Brazil (PANA) -- Members of the Brazilian Black Movement staged a demonstration Friday at the Convention Centre of the Brazilian State of Bahia, venue of the just-ended second Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (CIAD II), demanding racial equity in their country and the adoption of a law on social quotas for students. Full text...

  • CIAD II advocates greater understanding for African Renaissance
    15 july 2006 12:38:00
    Salvador- Brazil (PANA) – The development of Afric-a, its citizenship, political, economic and cultural aspects and greater understanding among the African Union (AU) member States, should form major elements for African Renaissance, the just-ended Conference of Intellectual from Africa and the Diaspora said here. Full text...

  • Israeli offensive in Lebanon claims attention of CIAD
    14 july 2006 20:45:00
    Salvador- Brazil (PANA) – The former speaker of th-e South African Parliament, Frene Ginwala, Friday urged participants at the second Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (CIAD) to react to the situation in the Middle East characterised in the past few days by violent Israeli offensive against Lebanon. Full text...

  • CIAD II is a dream come true - Brazilian association
    14 july 2006 16:00:00
    Salvador- Brazil (PANA) – A Brazilian cultural ass-ociation involved in efforts at restoring the dignity of the black people has described the second Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (CIAD II), held here, as a dream come true. Full text...

  • Leaders urge greater solidarity between Africa and its Diaspora
    13 july 2006 18:22:00
    Salvador- Brazil (PANA) – The outgoing and incomin-g chair of the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (CIAD), have called for greater solidarity and partnership between Africa and its Diaspora to foster development among people of African descent. Full text...

  • CIAD II opens on African renaissance project
    12 july 2006 10:58:00
    Salvador- Brazil (PANA) – The second conference of- Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (CIAD II), convening Wednesday and Thursday in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil, will first focus on African renaissance. Full text...

  • US envoy challenges African Diaspora on continent's growth
    23 february 2006 14:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US Consul-General in Nigeria, Brian Browne, has charged the African Diaspora to develop institutional framework that will help in solving the continent's problems of poverty, conflict, food insecurity and underdevelopment. Full text...

  • African Diaspora seen as 6th region of continent
    08 february 2006 17:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa and its Diaspora have plans underway to meet next March in Brazil for an international symposium expected to launch the debate about the contribution of the African Diaspora to their continent of origin. Full text...

  • Rwandan Diaspora meets in second convention in Kigali
    28 december 2005 14:02:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Some 300 Rwandan nationals living in 20 countries are in Kigali attending their second convention whose theme is "Role of the Diaspora in the Rwanda's Socio-Economic Development. Full text...

  • Kenyan official nudges UN to utilize African Diaspora
    13 july 2005 13:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan planning and national development minister Anyang Nyongo' has urged the United Nations to utilize African intellectuals and technocrats in the diaspora when addressing African issues, instead of "parachuting" so-called experts from New York, media reports said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan Diaspora launch investment fund
    06 july 2005 11:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a bid to streamline and enhance participation in economic reconstruction of their country, Kenyans living abroad have launched the Kenyans Abroad Investment Fund (KAIF), according to planning minister, Anyang' Nyong'o. Full text...

  • Libya condemns saboteurs of people's choices
    03 july 2005 11:28:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Citizens in Libya have condemned outright the "vain attempts" by Libyan exiles to discredit the people's choices as embodied by the people's power and current direct democracy in the country. Full text...

  • Court rules out voting by Zimbabweans in Diaspora
    18 march 2005 07:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Supreme Court in Zimbabwe, sitting as a Constitutional Court, has dismissed an application by a group of citizens based outside the country for nationals working and living abroad to be allowed to vote in Zimbabwe's parliamentary election scheduled 31 March. Full text...

  • Jamaica hosts AU, Caribbean Diaspora conference
    15 march 2005 13:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Caribbean Diaspora conference jointly organised by the South African government, the Jamaican government and the African Union intended to create linkages between Africa and the Diaspora begins Wednesday in Kingston. Full text...

  • Benin to host 'Recordia' festival in August
    13 february 2005 11:07:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The first edition of the international 'Recordia' festival congregating the various ethnic communities of Ouidah and their Diaspora around the former slave post would hold on 6-15 August, the organisers announced here Sunday. Full text...

  • African-American group to play role in AU 'sixth region'
    11 january 2005 18:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A coalition of African-American organisations and groups dealing with African issues has expressed its determination to participate in the 'sixth region' (African Diaspora) as recommended by the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • African scholars meet on brain drain, Diaspora
    15 december 2004 16:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African scholars meet here Sunday to discuss ways of reversing the mass exodus of professionals from the continent and how African governments could raise capital from their lost workforce in the Diaspora. Full text...

  • Former UNESCO boss cites reasons for Africa's brain drain
    09 october 2004 10:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The poor living condition of African intellectuals remains a major factor propelling brain drain on the African continent, a former head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has observed. Full text...

  • Kadhafi proposes four official languages for Africa
    08 october 2004 23:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Friday proposed the adoption of four official languages for use in Africa, as intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora brainstorm on ways to foster integration on the continent. Full text...

  • Kadhafi pleads for United States of Africa
    08 october 2004 23:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan Revolution, Colonel Muammar Kadhafi has reiterated the need to form the United States of Africa in order to give the continent more influence in the world. Full text...

  • Mahtar Mbow laments effects of globalisation on Africa
    08 october 2004 23:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Globalisation has taken a heavy toll on Africa, former UNESCO director Amadou Mahtar Mbow lamented Thursday at an inter-generation debate with African pupils and students at the University of Dakar. Full text...

  • Host Senegal declares Africa, Diaspora forum successful
    08 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said Friday that the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, which opened here Thursday, has recorded a string of successes. Full text...

  • Conflicts in Africa rooted in poverty, says Pan-Africanist
    08 october 2004 22:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pressing the case for a supranational State, a delegate to the ongoing conference of intellectuals in Dakar said Friday that the non-viability of most African States, reinforces the argument for them to pool resources in a common entity, The United Africa (UA). Full text...

  • Intellectuals x-ray Pan-Africanism at Dakar conference
    08 october 2004 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pan-Africanism as a concept came under scrutiny Friday at the conference of intellectuals underway here, with members of a committee on the theme differing over the feasibility of a functionally united Africa. Full text...

  • NGO pushes for Constitution of "The United Africa"
    08 october 2004 21:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- As the Dakar conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora split into working committees Friday, the African Civil Society Organisation (ACSO) seized the occasion to market its proposed constitution for a supranational State, The United Africa. Full text...

  • Gadio urges Diaspora intellectuals to return to Africa
    08 october 2004 21:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio Friday extended a fervent plea to intellectuals in the Diaspora to return to Africa. Full text...

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