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Kampala 2010
  • Kadhafi hails efforts to set up United States of Africa
    27 july 2010 20:49:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Libyan revolutionary leader, Muammar Kadhafi, on Tuesday said the continent was on its way to the definite establishment of the United States of Africa. Full text...

  • Eradicating malaria is vital to achieving MDGs - Migiro
    27 july 2010 18:02:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The fight against malaria is integral to boosting women’s and children’s health and achieving the other targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, has said. Full text...

  • Mutharika says Africans need tangible results to believe in AU
    27 july 2010 17:53:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Africans need to see tangible results of decisions taken by African Union (AU) and its institutions in order to have confidence in the continental organization, the AU chairman, President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi, declared here Tuesday. Full text...

  • African leaders agree on action plan to boost Somali force
    27 july 2010 16:10:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African leaders have agreed on concrete steps to tackle the insecurity in Somalia after a three-day debate, dominated by the twin bombings in Kampala, the venue of their 15th meeting on pressing African affairs, an African Union (AU) spokesman said. Full text...

  • Burundi triples troops contribution to Somali
    27 july 2010 14:46:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Burundi has agreed to triple the number of its troops s erving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), from the current three battalions to six, with an immediate deployment of 850 soldier s, Defence Minister Gen. Full text...

  • Ugandan First Lady laments rate of child mortality in Africa
    27 july 2010 14:15:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The First Lady of Uganda, Jeannette Museveni, said she was moved by the great number of African children who die every day from curable diseases like diarrhoea, simply for lack of water and sanitation. Full text...

  • AU Summit deadlocked over African trial for Bashir
    27 july 2010 13:27:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African leaders Tuesday failed to agree on a possible A frican trial of President Omer El Bashir, after a debate on whether they should cooperate with the Interna tional Criminal Court (ICC) on its arrest warrant for the Sudanese leader, a source at the closed-door discu ssions on the arrest warrant told PANA. Full text...

  • South Sudan wants El Bashir punished for AU Summit snub
    27 july 2010 13:00:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A Southern Sudanese envoy said Tuesday President Omer E l Bashir's failure to attend the 15th African Union (AU) Summit in Kampala, Uganda, is a clear sign of his unwillingness to cooperat e in ending the war in Darfur and his party's deliberate steps to delay the January 2011 referendum. Full text...

  • AU Commission in bid to promote African business ties with US
    27 july 2010 12:44:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Jean Ping an d the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) Board Chairman Michael Dignam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the longstanding partne rship between the two organisations. Full text...

  • World Cup 'inspires hope, confidence among African nations'
    27 july 2010 12:44:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The just-ended FIFA World Cup, held in Africa for the f irst time ever, has inspired hope and confidence among African nations that they have the capaci ty to deal with the continent's challenges of development, according to African Union Commissioner f or Social Affairs Bience Gawanas. Full text...

  • AU leaders stand up for Africa's women, children
    27 july 2010 12:41:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African leaders meeting here since Sunday have unanimou sly agreed on an integrated approach that will make the difference in the way the co ntinent's women and children have been treated by health systems and also accelerate the reduction of maternal and infant mortality. Full text...

  • Angolan President meets with colleagues before leaving Kampala
    27 july 2010 07:56:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola Monday met with his counterparts from Congo Brazzaville, Denis Sassou Nguesso, and South Africa, Jacob Zuma, on the si delines of the 15th African Union Summit in Kampala, Uganda. Full text...

  • African leaders urged to invest more in maternal, child health
    26 july 2010 17:01:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Save the Children, a non-profit organization working to create positive change for disadvantaged children, has urged African leaders me e ting here to recognize that investing in maternal and child health was critical t o development, including economic development, in their countries. Full text...

  • Zuma leads fresh African vow to confront terrorism
    26 july 2010 15:13:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- South African President Jacob Zuma, said Monday the Afr ican leadership was ready to fight terrorism following the twin bombings in Kamp a la which killed 76 people, saying those attacks were targeted to create confusio n and general instability in Africa. Full text...

  • African leaders in emotional debate over maternal deaths
    26 july 2010 14:55:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Taking a critical look at the official theme of the 15t h Summit of the African Union (AU), "Maternal, Infant and Child health and Devel o pment in Africa", African leaders openly shared personal experiences of losing b e loved ones through maternal deaths during a debate on Sunday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi meets several African Presidents in Kampala
    26 july 2010 12:32:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi on Sunday in Kampala, Uga nda, met with several African Presidents who are taking part in the ongoing 15th ordinary summ it of the African Union. Full text...

  • Campaigners seek urgent steps to save 11m African women
    26 july 2010 11:44:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Civil society campaigners attending the African Union S ummit in Kampala, Uganda, have called for an investment of US$32 billion to help improve the status of African women. Full text...

  • 'Strategic leadership' needed to ensure Africa's prosperity
    26 july 2010 11:30:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Citing malaria as one of the greatest challenges facing Africa, Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania said Monday that the continent needs strategic leadership to clear government ob structions and ensure the prosperity and development of its people. Full text...

  • African leaders tasked on declining HIV/AIDS funds
    26 july 2010 10:40:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African leaders should make a declaration calling for i ncreased funding for HIV/AIDS fight in Africa, following the decline of global funds to fight the disease, heads of UN organizations task ed with the global war against the disease said here Monday. Full text...

  • MDGs summit to provide fresh impetus for development, health
    26 july 2010 10:04:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As the global fight against killer diseases of AIDS, ma laria and tuberculosis intensifies, government leaders from around the world are expected to renew their commitment to development and health at the Millenni um Development Goals (MDGs) summit to be held on 5 October 2010, chief executives of UN agencies spearheading the fight said here Monday. Full text...

  • African leaders discuss plans to tap food security funds
    25 july 2010 18:18:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African leaders are expected to discuss a plan to tap into the US$ 22 billion pledged for fighting hunger and starvation during the African Union (AU) Summit, which opened here Sunday. Full text...

  • AU opens Peace Studio to foster stability in Africa
    25 july 2010 18:14:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The African Union Commission on Sunday officially inaugurated the 'Make Peace Happen Peace Studio' as part of the implementation of the 2010 Year of Peace and Security in Africa. Full text...

  • 'It's time to put Hissene Habre on trial'
    25 july 2010 17:23:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Putting former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on trial in Senegal will make history not just in the West African country but also in the continent, human rights activists and victims of Habre's dicatatorship said here Sunday. Full text...

  • AU opens Peace Studio to foster stability in Africa
    25 july 2010 17:20:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The African Union Commission on Sunday officially inaugurated the 'Make Peace Happen Peace Studio' as part of the implementation of the 2010 Year of Peace and Security in Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria remains committed to AU ideals, says President Jonathan
    25 july 2010 14:16:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that Nigeria remained committed to the pursuit and promotion of the ideals of the African Union (AU), pledging his personal commitment to work towards the realization of the vision of the continental organization. Full text...

  • African leaders reiterate support for el-Bashir
    25 july 2010 14:02:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Encouraged by pro-Bashir arguments from 'unlikely' quarters, the African Union (AU) Sunday reiterated total support for the Sudanese President Omer el-Bashir, who is wanted for genocide charges by the International Criminal Court at the Hague, Netherlands. Full text...

  • US re-states support for AU's efforts in Somalia
    25 july 2010 11:39:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Against the background of the daunting challenges facing the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the US Sunday reiterated its support for the peacekeeping force, especially the threat posed to it by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al Shabab terrorist group. Full text...

  • UK lawyers want AU to appeal against El-Bashir's ICC indictment
    25 july 2010 11:13:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- United Kingdom lawyers and a network of Sudanese NGOs h ave petitioned the African Union (AU), asking the continent's leadership who are meeting in Kampala, Uganda, to appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ ) to revoke the warrants of arrest against one of their own, Sudanese President O m ar El-Bashir. Full text...

  • Museveni says organizers of Kampala bomb attacks arrested
    25 july 2010 11:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called on African Union (AU) member states to reject the arrogance of terrorism supporters and mo v e to defeat them. Full text...

  • Museveni discourages foreign funding for Africa's infrastructure growth
    25 july 2010 10:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African governments could do well in addressing the dev elopment of maternal, infant and child health by concentrating on strategic stim u li for economic growth, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said here Sunday at th e opening of the 15th Session of the African Union Assembly. Full text...

  • Ex-British PM Gordon Brown outlines dreams for Africa's growth
    25 july 2010 10:37:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Immediate past British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, on Saturday offered a rare praise to African leaders, saying the regular peer review of Africa's leadership was a model for the world. Full text...

  • AU leaders should not let African children's dream turn into nightmare
    24 july 2010 18:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Africa is getting down to serious business of survival and development after the "vuvuzela" sounds from the rainbow nation, South Africa, have been hushed at the end of a month-long celebration of the first ever FIFA World Cup played in the continent. Full text...

  • Angolan president dos Santos arrives in Kampala
    24 july 2010 17:55:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) â" The Angolan Head of Stat-e, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, a rrived in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Saturday to attend the 15th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) which opens on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's PM retains NEPAD leadership despite challenge
    24 july 2010 17:53:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, one of Africa's most visible leaders, automatically retained the leadership of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) despite a silent opposition to his three-year term at the helm of the institution. Full text...

  • Africa launches ambitious infrastructure development initiative
    24 july 2010 15:02:00
    Munyonyo- Uganda (PANA) -- Bracing to overcome its underdevelopment, Africa on Sa turday launched a multi billion-dollar programme for infrastructure development j ointly sponsored by the African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for A frica's Development (NEPAD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) while Africa n heads of state are the programme's key stakeholders. Full text...

  • Mills leaves for AU summit
    24 july 2010 12:50:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's President John Evans Atta Mills left Accra on Satu rday for Kampala to attend the 15th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads o f State and Government of the African Union (AU), which would be held in the Ugan d an capital between 25 and 27 July. Full text...

  • African leaders permit NEPAD to monitor aid pledges
    24 july 2010 11:08:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African leaders kicked off debate on Saturday on role o f the New Partnership for Africaâ?s Development (NEPAD) in ensuring the economic success of the continent. Full text...

  • AU seeks South African troops for Somalia
    23 july 2010 18:27:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African Union Commission President Jean Ping said Friday a formal request had been sent to South African President Jacob Zuma for the deployment of peacekeeping troops to Somalia, the growing hotbed of terrorist cells in East Africa. Full text...

  • African leaders to review stand on El Bashir arrest warrant?
    23 july 2010 17:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As pressure mounts on African leaders to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the arrest of the Sudanese President Omer El Bashir on genocide charges,the leaders are expected to review their stand on the issue at their summit in Kampala, Uganda, this weekend. Full text...

  • African leaders to review stand on El Bashir arrest warrant?
    23 july 2010 17:51:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As pressure mounts on African leaders to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the arrest of the Sudanese President Omer El Bashir on genocide charges, the leaders are expected to review their stand on the issue at their summit in Kampa l a, Uganda, this weekend. Full text...

  • African leaders to review stand on El Bashir arrest warrant?
    23 july 2010 15:17:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As pressure mounts on African leaders to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the arrest of the Sudanese President Omer El Bashir on genocide charges, the leaders are expected to review their stand on the issue at their summit in Kampa l a, Uganda, this weekend. Full text...

  • African leaders to review stand on El Bashir arrest warrant?
    23 july 2010 15:12:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As pressure mounts on African leaders to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the arrest of the Sudanese President Omer El Bashir on genocide charges, the leaders are expected to review their stand on the issue at their summit in Kampala, Uganda, this weekend. Full text...

  • African leaders to review stand on El Bashir arrest warrant?
    23 july 2010 13:47:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As pressure mounts on African leaders to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC)on the arrest of the Sudanese President Omer El Bashir on genocide charges, the leaders are expected to review their stand on the issue at their summit in Kampala, Uganda, this weekend. Full text...

  • African leaders arrive in Kampala for summit
    23 july 2010 13:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Six African leaders were due here Friday for a series of talks leading up to the African Union Summit, just days after a devastating terrorist attack at the heart of the capital, Kampala, killed 76 people and wounded scores of others. Full text...

  • AU seeks South African troops for Somalia
    23 july 2010 12:52:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- African Union Commission President Jean Ping said Frida y a formal request had been sent to South African President Jacob Zuma for the deployment of peacekeeping troops to Somalia, the g rowing hotbed of terrorist cells in East Africa. Full text...

  • African leaders arrive in Kampala for summit
    23 july 2010 07:50:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Six African leaders were due here Friday for a series of talks leading up to the African Union Summit, just days after a devastating terrorist attack at the heart of the capital, Kampala, killed 76 people and wounded scores of others. Full text...

  • Kampala strengthens security towards hosting Africa
    22 july 2010 17:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Kampala, the Ugandan capital city, is bedecked with national colours to host the 15th Summit of African Heads of State and Government, scheduled for 25-27 July. Full text...

  • Uganda calls for global action against international lawlessness
    22 july 2010 11:23:00
    Munyonyo- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda Thursday called on African Union (AU) member st ates and the international community in general to marshal collective action against perpetrators of international lawlessness, as the East African country mourns the loss of lives and damage of property caused b y terrorist attacks on 11 July 2010. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau's army vows to fight insubordination
    21 july 2010 20:58:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau's army chief of staff, General Anto nio Indjai, on Tuesday warned that any solder who would refuse to bow to politic a l power would be excluded from the armed forces. Full text...

  • AU faces opposition over new mandate for Darfur troops
    21 july 2010 09:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) is facing a strong opposition ahead of a special Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting here Wednesday to renew the mandate of the UN/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Full text...



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