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Malabo 2011
  • Forex squeeze forces Malawi's Mutharika to skip AU Summit
    01 july 2011 17:41:35
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi 's acute depletion of foreign exchange (forex) reserves has forced the immediate-past chairman of the African Union (AU), President Bingu wa Mutharika, to skip the on-going AU summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinean. Full text...

  • AU wants to set up World Environment Organisation
    01 july 2011 15:51:35
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Member states of the African Union (AU) will propose to the UN Conference on sustainable development (Rio+20) the creation of a World Environment Organisation at an international meeting on the environment taking place from 28 May to 6 June, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Full text...

  • Egypt to strengthen Afro-Arab ties
    01 july 2011 14:48:56
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egyptian Prime Minsiter Essam Sharaf said Thursday that his country was keen on playing a pivotal role in strengthening African-Arab ties. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea President calls for unity, solidarity among Africans (corrected)
    30 june 2011 22:14:48
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) – The head of state of Equatorial Guinea and current chairman of the African Union (AU), Obiang Nguema Basogo, exhorted his African peers Thursday in Malabo to display greater unity and solidarity when taking important decisions on issues affecting the continent. Full text...

  • Jean Ping puts revolts in Arab world down to youth economic problems
    30 june 2011 20:56:22
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) – The chairman of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, has on Thursday tackled the causes of the ongoing revolts in the Arab world, saying they are being caused by young peoples' aspirations for better economic and social conditions. Full text...

  • Pan African University in focus, as AU Summit opens
    30 june 2011 07:55:38
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African Union's plan to establish the Pan African University (PAU), to meet the developmental needs of the continent and inject highly skilled manpower into the economic, political and socio-cultural sectors, will be in focus as African leaders begin their 17th Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Thursday, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • IGAD ministers upbeat over Somali military progress
    30 june 2011 07:40:34
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - East African foreign ministers are upbeat about the progress made by Somali government troops in taking territorial control over various parts of Mogadishu. Full text...

  • IGAD ministers recommend more targeted sanctions against Eritrea
    30 june 2011 07:30:04
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - East African foreign ministers have called for more targeted sanctions against Eritrea for supporting extremists to destabilize the region, according to a communiqué issued here.Full text...

  • AU summit to devote Thursday to youth concerns
    29 june 2011 20:50:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The 17th ordinary session of the African Union heads of State opens on Thursday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with the first day to be devoted to the examination and debates on the topic "Speeding of youth automation for sustainable development" to be presented by Ethiopian Prime minister Meles Zenawi.Full text...

  • UN envoy warns on political, security issues in Guinea-Bissau
    29 june 2011 14:59:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The Representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Joseph Mutaboba, on Wednesday said that although Guinea-Bissau had witnessed improvements on the political and security fronts, the authorities needed to do more to consolidate the gains achieved.Full text...

  • Gambian President leaves for AU Summit
    29 june 2011 14:03:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, is due in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday to attend 17th African Union (AU) Heads of State Summit, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President arrives Malabo for AU summit
    29 june 2011 12:09:28
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan arrived Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday for the 17th African Union (AU) Summit. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President leaves for AU summit
    29 june 2011 10:55:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan was due to leave Abuja Wednesday for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the 30 June-1 July 17th AU summit, the presidency announced in a statement here. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President in Malabo for AU Summit
    29 june 2011 10:04:23
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz left here Wednesday morning for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the 17th African Union (AU) summit, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Kenyan Nobel laureate wants effective action on climate change
    29 june 2011 09:28:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - On the eve of the Africa Union (AU) Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenyan Nobel Peace Laureate, Wangari Maathai, has called on African leaders to respond to the global climate change crisis that disproportionately impacts Africans, particularly African women. Full text...

  • Ghana’s President Mills leaves for AU Summit
    28 june 2011 19:47:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday left Accra for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the 17th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Civil society groups urge AU member states to address youth issues
    28 june 2011 18:14:53
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The 18th pre-summit of civil society organizations, held on 27-28 June on the sidelines of the 17th summit of the African Union (AU), has urged AU member states to consider the contribution of youth to sustainable development, peace and security in Africa. Full text...

  • UN official urges youth to fight climate change effects
    28 june 2011 17:30:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, has called for sustained youth mobilization “to get out the message of sustainable development, as they have the greatest stake in the future sustainability of our planet.”Full text...

  • E/Guinea to become APRM's 31st member Wednesday
    28 june 2011 14:02:21
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea will Wednesday become the 31st member of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) when the country's head of state, Teodoro Obiang Nguema signs the forum's Memorandum of Understanding on the sidelines of the 17th Summit of the African Union (AU).Full text...

  • AU's plan to hold Global African Diaspora Summit on course
    28 june 2011 10:56:57
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The Technical Committee on the holding of the Global African Diaspora Summit, scheduled for South Africa in the second half of 2012, has reported progress in the planning of the summit. Full text...

  • Burundians pay tribute to late AU representative
    27 june 2011 18:20:57
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, Monday paid tribute to the "unforgettable" actions of the late Special Representative of the African Union (AU) Commission in the country, Mamadou Bah, who died 23 June in a Nairobi, Kenya, hospital.Full text...

  • AU ponders creation of agency for infrastructural development
    27 june 2011 15:04:02
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African leaders meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, later this week will consider a study on the establishment of the Institutional Architecture for Infrastructure Development in Africa (IAIDA), to provide an essential tool in building an integrated continent through its infrastructure, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • AU Commission chair hails revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt
    27 june 2011 12:51:59
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt this year reflect the need to consolidate democracy in Africa, African Union Commission President Jean Ping said in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • AUC faces financial constraint due to low contributions from member states
    27 june 2011 09:22:30
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) faces a serious financial constraint as only nine out of the 53 AU member states have fully paid their assessed contribution for the year 2011, PANA has learnt from AU sources, ahead of this week's summit of the continental body. Full text...

  • Africa moves to ban female genital mutilation
    26 june 2011 13:56:47
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is part of the agenda of the 19th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council which opened here Sunday. Full text...

  • Youth unemployment is key issue as African ministers meet ahead of AU summit
    26 june 2011 09:14:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Ministers, who constitute the African Union’s Executive Council, were due to kick-start their meeting Sunday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, ahead of the summit of Africa leaders at month's end.Full text...

  • Australia to establish cooperation with Niger
    23 june 2011 18:40:30
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Australian government's special envoy to the Francophone and French-speaking countries in Africa, William Fisher, said Thursday in Niamey that his country wants to establish cooperation with Niger. Full text...

  • 52% AU programmes depend on external resources
    23 june 2011 16:54:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Resources mobilization from member states to finance programmes of the African Union (AU) will once again be the subject of intense debate in the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the union, especially since the identification of alternative sources of funding has been an issue to African ministers of finance since 2009. Full text...

  • African ambassadors meet in Malabo ahead of AU summit
    23 june 2011 12:08:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) composed of ambassadors to the African Union (AU) opens its regular session on Thursday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, ahead of the Foreign Ministers’ meeting scheduled for 26-28 June.Full text...



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