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Addis Abeba 2008
  • Ban Ki-moon for strengthening of UN-AU cooperation
    31 january 2008 15:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia - The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki--moon, on Thursday addressed the 10th African Union (AU) summit conference in Addis Ababa, stressing his commitment "to help Africa develop. Full text...

  • 10th AU summit opens in Adis Ababa
    31 january 2008 15:28:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 10th African Union (AU) heads of state and government summit opened in the organisation's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Thursday. Full text...

  • Ban Ki-moon hails UN-AU partnership in peace building
    31 january 2008 11:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Collaboration between the African Union (AU) and the United Natons (UN) has entered a historic new phase, following the transfer of authority from the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to the UN-AU Haybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here Thursday. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for end to violence in Kenya
    31 january 2008 10:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and opposion leader Raila Odinga have the responsibility to do everything possible to resolve the post-election crisis that has thrown the East African country into a bloody turmoil, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated here Thursday. Full text...

  • African leaders take steps to strengthen democracy, good governance
    30 january 2008 21:58:00
    By Abwao Oluoch- PANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -- African leaders have taken a landmark decision to create the continent's good governance arm, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), as an independent body within the African Union (AU) to lend credence to democratization. Full text...

  • Kadhafi: Theme of the African Union summit "inadequate"
    30 january 2008 21:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) – The Libyan leader said in -Tripoli on Tuesday that the theme for the African Union (AU) summit which opens in Addis Ababa on Thursday - "The Industrial Development of Africa" - was "inadequate" in the absence of a federal government to achieve it. Full text...

  • Ghana takes lead as Africa's good governance showcase
    30 january 2008 20:16:00
    By Abwao Oluoch- PANA Correspondent Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa's good governance principles have enabled Ghana to measure itself to the best in the continent while taking widespread institutional reforms to plug weaknesses identified in previous country reviews, its leader said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal seeks strong AU declaration on Kenya (Corrected)
    30 january 2008 15:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Senegal raised the issue of the post-election crisis in Kenya during the meeting of the African Union (AU) Executive Council here, asking the council to break its silence on the issue, an official source told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Gabonese FM is leading candidate for AU Commission post
    30 january 2008 12:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Gabonese Foreign Affairs Minister, Jean Ping, is leading the two other candidates for the post of the African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, to replace incumbent Alpha Oumar Konare, whose term has since expired. Full text...

  • AU Executive Council names 10 new PSC members
    30 january 2008 12:06:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) meeting here has elected 10 countries as new members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the Union for a term of two years. Full text...

  • African ministers discuss Kenyan post-election chaos
    29 january 2008 16:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Kenya's Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula Tuesday addressed a special sitting of the African Union (AU) Foreign Ministers committe e at which he admitted "both sides" have been involved in the on-going political v iolence in Kenya. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Compaore discuss AU summit
    29 january 2008 08:21:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi and Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore met here Monday to discuss the agenda of this week's African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the mission of the committee saddled with drawing up a report on the Union government, official Libyan sources said. Full text...

  • Kibaki's minister says AU has no right to stop Kibaki from summit
    28 january 2008 18:48:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union has no "legal basis" not to rec ognize Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki, who is expected at the heads of state summ i t despite the opposition's warning that such a move would upset AU- sanctioned po l itical talks. Full text...

  • Kenya sees no legal basis for AU to block Kibaki's presidency
    28 january 2008 18:41:00
    By Abwao Oluoch- PANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union has no "legal basis" not to recognize Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki who is expected at the heads of state summit despite the opposition's warning that such a move would upset AU-sanctioned political talks. Full text...

  • Kufuor leaves for AU summit
    28 january 2008 14:48:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- African Union (AU) chairman, Ghana's President John Agyekum Kufuor, left Accra on Monday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 10th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU this weekend. Full text...

  • African leaders could serve longer terms at AU helm
    28 january 2008 13:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Foreign Ministers Monday began detailed discussions on an audit report compiled on the African Union (AU), which proposes a longer-term limit for the prestigious post of the organisation's chairmanship. Full text...

  • AU audit report finds serious inadequacies
    28 january 2008 11:17:00
    By Ousseynou Guèye- On special assignment Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) organs are afflicted by serious inadequacies which are preventing the organisation from realising its goals, according to an audit report submitted to the Executive Council, which began meeting on Sunday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Konare calls for stronger AU Commission
    27 january 2008 17:59:00
    By Anaclet Rwegayura- PANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union Commission (AUC) must be revamped and strengthened, its outgoing Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare said in Addis Ababa Sunday. Full text...

  • PRC prepares grounds for 10th AU summit in Addis Ababa
    25 january 2008 17:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) o f the African Union (AU) member States opened its session here Friday in prepara t ion of the 10th summit of the Union, convened to focus on "industrial developmen t in Africa". Full text...



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