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20th African Union Summit, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia, 21st-28th january 2013
  • Nigeria: African countries urged to accelerate regional integration
    18 december 2014 12:26:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - African countries have been urged to work harder to accelerate regional economic integration, fight poverty, create wealth, reduce unemployment as well as make the continent more competitive at the global level. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to punish peacekeepers involved in sexual violence
    17 december 2014 15:18:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Women and Peace, Benita Diop, has launched a bid to effectively protect women in conflict zones by proposing a series of strict measures to punish sexual offenders. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU hails elevation of Senegalese Minister to top ICC post
    12 december 2014 15:27:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission President, Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, Friday hailed the election of Senegalese Justice Minister, Sidiki Kaba, as the next President of the Assembly of State Parties to Rome Statute. Full text...

  • Senegal: Dakar to host 11th int'l francophone internal auditors' meeting
    09 december 2014 14:49:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The 11th international conference of the Francophone Union of internal auditing (UFAI) will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday next week in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, PANA reported, quoting a communiqué issued here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Kidnapped Chibok girls top AU report on status of women in war
    08 december 2014 15:20:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Special Envoy on Women and Peace, Benita Diop, has embarked on a visit to Nigeria, to review the status of women trapped in conflict, with the status of the kidnapped Chibok girls in Nigeria top on her agenda. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African trade ministers meet on market expansion
    04 december 2014 21:51:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Trade Ministers have kicked off a meeting to prepare the ground for the launch of negotiations on a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: Int'l contact group pleads for political solution to Libya
    04 december 2014 12:36:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At its maiden conference on the Libyan crisis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the International contact group for Libya warned on Wednesday that the solution to the crisis in the north African nation cannot be military. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC's Dlamini Zuma decries Africa's funding imbroglio
    02 december 2014 17:59:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosozana Dlamini Zuma Tuesday decried lack of funding as the main crisis facing the implementation of Africa's development plans.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU's mobile SMS fundraising campaign for launch in Lagos
    02 december 2014 13:28:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) is to launch a mobile-phone enabled campaign to raise funds to support the fight against Ebola spread in West Africa, the AU’s top official said Tuesday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Kenya's Ogiek community fights for right to indigenous lifestyle
    28 november 2014 17:52:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Kenya’s forest dwelling community, the Ogiek, have kicked off a court case before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights against the government. Full text...

  • Nigeria: EU commits Euros 40m to ECOWAS projects for economic integration
    26 november 2014 16:56:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The European Union has committed Euros 40 million (US $60 million) to the launch of two projects aimed at achieving economic integration and attracting private sector investments in West African states, it was officially announced here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Cape Verde: African Union sets up Internet Exchange Point in Cape Verde
    25 november 2014 17:20:22
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - Cape Verde will host a regional Internet Exchange Point (IXP) for 30 member States of the African Union (AU) under the continental organisation's initiative to establish connection across Africa, official sources told PANA here Tuesday.Full text...

  • Sudan: Govt. Darfuri rebel movements begin peace talks
    24 november 2014 12:30:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Peace talks between the Sudanese government and Darfuri rebel movements, which did not sign the Doha peace agreement, began Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Darfur's main rebels agree to new round of AU-mediated talks
    24 november 2014 07:48:01
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The main rebel leaders in Sudan's western Darfur region have agreed to a new round of talks under the mediation of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: East African Force reaches full military deployment capability
    22 november 2014 16:44:44
    Adama, Ethiopia (PANA) - The East African military force forming part of the African Standby Force (ASF) has declared its full readiness to deploy against conflicts and security threats in Africa. Full text...

  • Senegal: Africa, Turkey hold summit on cooperation
    20 november 2014 16:25:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Turkey and Africa will hold a second summit to strengthen their cooperation, the African Union Commission (AUC) announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Accra to host the last round of preparations for the entry into force of ECOWAS CET
    19 november 2014 19:44:42
    Dakar Senegal (PANA) - Finance Ministers and Customs heads of 15 States of the West African sub-region will meet on November 27 in Accra, Ghana, to finalize the preparations for the entry into force early next year of the Common External Tariff (CET) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU formally drops sanctions threat against Burkina Faso
    18 november 2014 15:26:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has abandoned plans to suspend Burkina Faso from its membership after the newly-appointed President Michel Kafando was sworn in and the military designated the transfer of power on 21 November. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU seeks Chinese backing for expanded industrialisation goals
    18 november 2014 13:42:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has sought China’s support towards its push for the inclusion of trade and industrialization agenda in the future UN plan to fight poverty, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), at talks with visiting Chinese officials.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Women decry marginal gains in economic empowerment since Beijing
    17 november 2014 14:43:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - At a meeting to review two decades of progress since the launch of the Beijing Plan of Action, women have decried the marginal gains in ensuring equal participation of women in economic activity. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU welcomes Burkina Faso's return to civilian rule
    17 november 2014 13:02:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed a decision by the military in Burkina Faso to appoint Michel Kafando the transitional President, shortly before a 15-day deadline of naming a civilian head of state was due to expire.Full text...

  • Kenya: AU Heads of State Panel on UN Reforms to meet in Nairobi
    14 november 2014 12:51:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Committee of 10 Heads of State, preparing a common African position on UN Security Council reforms, is due to meet in Kenya Monday, the Kenyan foreign ministry said Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU-mediated South Kordofan ceasefire talks resume
    13 november 2014 11:24:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Sudanese negotiators have kicked off talks in Addis Ababa to seek an immediate ceasefire to the continuing fighting in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile states, PANA reported Thursday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African Union hails efforts to avert land grabs
    12 november 2014 14:57:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has hailed Germany for providing assistance to universities in African countries to enhance research on effective land use and management. Full text...

  • Australia: TI to G20: "Stop corruption, close loopholes in the financial system to help the world’s poorest
    10 november 2014 15:05:56
    Brisbane, Australia (PANA) - An open letter, published for the attention of the Group of 20 biggest economies, has called for concrete actions to stop corruption and make the global system more transparent. Full text...

  • Sudan: Dialogue committee delegation to meet rebels in Addis
    10 november 2014 12:30:00
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Government said it would send an 8-member delegation from the ruling party leadership and other non-government parties to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in response to a proposal by the African Union (AU) to try to convince armed movements to take part in national dialogue. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African business leaders agree to set up Ebola Fund
    08 november 2014 14:12:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African business executives agreed to create an Emergency Fund for Ebola and immediately raised US$ 28.5 million required urgently by the African Union (AU) to send 1,000 health workers to battle the outbreak in three countries in West Africa, PANA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Fresh efforts to boost ignored land management in Africa
    07 november 2014 13:11:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU), the UN and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are launching a major bid to improve the management of land, which has been a source of conflict in Africa.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: IGAD summit to consider sanctions over South Sudan deadlock
    06 november 2014 17:35:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - East African leaders warned Thursday of sanctions against South Sudanese faction leaders for failing to compromise on a peace deal. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AUC, ISS strengthen collaboration
    06 november 2014 08:58:39
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise several years of collaboration, according to a statement made available to PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU sends medical team to boost Ebola response in Guinea
    05 november 2014 14:27:52
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has stepped up its Ebola response with the deployment of a team of medical workers to Guinea, one of the three countries affected by Ebola. Full text...

  • Austria: 'Industrialisation, good tool for poverty, hunger reduction but.....'
    05 november 2014 11:21:44
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - Industrialisation can be an important tool for poverty and hunger reduction but should not come at the expense of agricultural development, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva has said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU sets two weeks for Burkina Faso military to hand over power to civilian government
    03 november 2014 18:31:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) has on Monday issued a two-week ultimatum to the military in Burkina Faso to hand over power to a civilian transitional government or face sanctions.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: ‘Tackling vulnerabilities should be at centre of Africa’s development efforts’ - report
    02 november 2014 13:16:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - While an increasing number of Africans enjoy higher living standards, sub-Saharan Africa countries should redouble efforts to ensure crises such as the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa do not reverse development achievements, according to a report released here at the ongoing the African Economic Conference (AEC). Full text...

  • Senegal: 'Response to African crisis must be based on democratic good governance'
    31 october 2014 12:07:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - "Response to crisis in Africa must be global and based on the promotion of democratic governance as guaranteed by the African Charter outlined by the African Union," the Chair of the African Union Commission, Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, warned in a message she sent Thursday to AU member countries. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU sends team to Burkina Faso amid violent protests
    30 october 2014 18:36:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) said Thursday it has dispatched a high-level team to hold talks with the authorities in Burkina Faso after daylong violence which saw protestors storm into parliament.Full text...

  • Congo: Rwanda returns to Economic Community of Central African States after 7 years
    29 october 2014 10:36:31
    Pointe-Noire, Congo (PANA) - The Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, Tuesday announced the return of her country to the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), a sub-regional organization it left in 2007 because of its inability to make financial contribution. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorian President Ouattara, AUC Chairperson hold talks on Ebola crisis
    24 october 2014 18:29:46
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Friday held talks here on the actions to take to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus disease that has spread to several West African countries.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Africa monitors Tunisian polls after revolution
    24 october 2014 17:23:53
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – African and world attention in general is on Tunisia as voters in the North African country go to the polls on Sunday to attest the promotion of democracy in that part of the continent, according to the African Union (AU)'s head of the Election Observation Mission, Cassam Uteem. Full text...

  • Sudan: More than 60 UNAMID peacekeepers killed in Darfur since 2007
    22 october 2014 18:10:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The number of African peacekeepers killed in Sudan's restive Darfur region has risen to more than 60 since deployment of the force in 2007, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Wednesday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Mauritius deports AU official for visiting Ebola-affected West Africa
    14 october 2014 12:00:29
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An African Union (AU) official has filed a complaint against Mauritius for harassment and deportation, following his ordeal during a recent trip to Port Louis, the Mauritian capital, PANA reported Tuesday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to observe presidential elections in Mozambique
    13 october 2014 14:55:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) is deploying a team of election observers to the 15 October Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Mozambique. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC, AUC team up to address disaster risks in Africa
    01 october 2014 10:26:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A two-day Africa Working Group meeting on disaster risk reduction opened Wednesday in Arusha, Tanzania, to discuss implementation of the new regional programme for Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan Africa Region, Countries and Communities that is expected to be operational soon. Full text...

  • UN: Ban, AUC Chairperson hold talks in New York
    22 september 2014 18:31:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of this week's opening of the UN General Assembly's annual high-level session, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in New York. Full text...

  • Sudan: Western troika welcomes Sudanese national dialogue under AU panel
    19 september 2014 15:26:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) The Western troika member countries Friday welcomed efforts being made to reinvigorate the process of an inclusive national dialogue in Sudan and reiterated their support to the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for facilitation of the process. Full text...

  • Egypt: AUC, CAF heads consult on AU's 'Agenda 2063'
    19 september 2014 12:23:59
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - President Issa Hayatou of the African Football Confederation (CAF) and African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma met Thursday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital and seat of the AU, to discuss CAF's contribution to the realisation of the AU's "Agenda 2063"; the continental body's vision for Africa for the next 50 years. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ex-Mozambican PM leads AU conflict prevention panel 
    18 september 2014 07:49:34
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Former Mozambican Prime Minister Luisa Diogo on Wednesday assumed the leadership of the Panel of the Wise, a critical pillar of the African Union's Peace and Security Architecture. Full text...

  • Sudan: President Bashir welcomes Sudanese parties' deal on national dialogue
    10 september 2014 17:08:08
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir has declared his support to the agreement recently reached in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between the National Dialogue preparatory committee and the Paris Declaration Group on their participation in the National Dialogue and Constitutional Process in Sudan.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Executive Council resolves to lift barriers against Ebola-hit West Africa
    08 september 2014 19:26:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - At the close of an emergency session here Monday, the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) agreed to lift all border closures and travel restrictions against West African countries battling the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 2,000 people in the region.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Electoral institute partner with ECOWAS, AU on capacity building.
    03 september 2014 08:40:45
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - The Electoral Institute (TEI), an organ of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has concluded arrangements to provide technical assistance to other electoral bodies in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU), according to its Director General, Prof. Abubakar Momoh. Full text...

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