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  • Ethiopia: How to enhance public trust in Ethiopia’s electoral process - AU election mission
    27 may 2015 09:44:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia’s elections managerial board should put in place measures and procedures to enhance public trust in the electoral process, according to an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) that was deployed to the 24 May 2015 parliamentary elections in the East African country. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU commemorates 52nd anniversary
    25 may 2015 18:21:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – “Women of Africa are a formidable asset in achieving sustainable, social and economic development, as well as the eradication of poverty, hunger and disease,” the African Union (AU) Chairperson, President Robert G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe, stated Monday in a message commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the Union. Full text...

  • Senegal: Africa moves to ensure better dividends from natural resources
    22 may 2015 11:07:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Africa is continuing its push, through the Africa Mining Vision, to ensure that nations on the continent benefit more from their natural resources, for the benefit of their populations.Full text...

  • Tanzania: ECOSOCC deplores continued violence in Burundi
    18 may 2015 15:35:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union (AU) said Monday it was deeply concerned about the unfolding political, security and humanitarian situation in Burundi.Full text...

  • Libya: PM Abdallah al-Theni invited to AU summit in June
    17 may 2015 11:48:38
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - South African authorities have invited head of Libya's interim government Abdallah al-Theni to the African Union (AU) summit scheduled for 7 June in Pretoria, according to official sources here.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Failed constitutional order in Burundi, another lesson for Africa (By Anaclet Rwegayura, PANA Editor, Tanzania)
    14 may 2015 11:59:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - When will Africa absolutely do away with coups d'état as a way of changing government, despite African Union's principle of rejecting unconstitutional change of government?Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU organizes 10th ‘eLearning Africa’ international conference
    12 may 2015 09:52:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Political leaders will join education experts and investors at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20-22 May 2015 to discuss the role technology can play in building on Africa’s progress in education, training and development. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Conference adopts plan for combating illegal trade in Africa’s natural resources
    30 april 2015 19:10:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – African governments should strengthen their institutional and legal frameworks for handling wildlife and environmental crimes in order to realise the benefits of the continent-wide strategy and action plan for combating the illegal trade in natural resources, adopted Thursday in Brazzaville, Congo.Full text...

  • Togo: AU urges Togolese to maintain peace after presidential polls
    28 april 2015 14:02:36
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The African Union (AU) electoral observer mission has urged the Togolese to preserve the serenity and will of the people that prevailed during the 25 April presidential election in the country.Full text...

  • Congo: Sassou Nguesso says ‘forests, wildlife part of common heritage in Africa’
    27 april 2015 19:17:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – "Forests and wildlife are part of our common African heritage but are disappearing at an alarming pace," President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo said Monday as the continent’s Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in the Congolese capital for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Africa sets common roadmap to combat illegal wildlife trade
    27 april 2015 14:23:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – A four-day International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa kicked off Monday in Brazzaville, Congo, with participants determined to develop a common roadmap for combating wildlife crime across the continent. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Peace and Security Council calls for renewed efforts to address Libyan crisis
    24 april 2015 19:14:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has reiterated the imperative for renewed, vigorous and coordinated African and international efforts to address the situation in war-ravaged Libya. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU condemns killing of African nationals by terrorist elements in Libya
    20 april 2015 19:22:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Monday condemned the killing of a number of African nationals, reportedly from Ethiopia, by terrorist elements affiliated to the Islamic State (Daesh) in Libya. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AUC chief describes xenophobic attacks in South Africa as “unacceptable”
    16 april 2015 16:52:58
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has described the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province as “unacceptable” and called for an immediate halt of the attacks. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU mission satisfied with peaceful climate at Sudan’s elections
    15 april 2015 15:17:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union Mission observing elections in Sudan said it has noted with satisfaction that the first two days of voting went on in a generally-peaceful climate, saying no major incidents that could have a significant impact on the vote were registered.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Africa hosts 25th AU Summit
    13 april 2015 18:18:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) –The 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union will take place 14-15 June 2015 at Sandton International Conference Center (ICC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the AU Commission announced here Monday.Full text...

  • Mauritania: WB official lauds Mauritania’s role in sub-regional integration
    10 april 2015 16:59:32
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The World Bank's Director of Operations for Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, Mrs Vera Songwe, has praised Mauritania’s role in the sub-regional integration, noting that cooperation between the Bank and the west African country is driven by growth and diversification, as well as economic governance and services. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC chief approves deployment of AU mission to observe elections in Sudan
    09 april 2015 17:45:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Following an invitation from the Government of Sudan, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has approved the deployment of an African Union Short-Term Election Observation (STO) Mission to Sudan’s Presidential and Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 13-15 April 2015, the Commission said Thursday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC chief appoints four special representatives, heads of liaison offices
    08 april 2015 19:25:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As part of the African Union's continued efforts to maintain an effective presence on the ground and support the promotion of peace, security and stability on the continent, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has appointed four new Special Representatives and Heads of Liaison Offices. Full text...

  • UN: UN calls on businesses to employ people with autism
    02 april 2015 15:22:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Thursday launched an employment "Call to Action", inviting businesses to make concrete commitments to employ people with autism. Full text...

  • Nigeria Decides 2015: AUC Chair congratulates Buhari, urges Nigerians to maintain unity
    01 april 2015 11:19:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed satisfaction at Wednesday's official announcement of the results on the presidential election in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Senegal: AU gets US$50,000 booster for fighting Ebola Virus Disease
    26 march 2015 17:07:29
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Union Commission (AUC) Thursday received a US$50,000 grant from the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) towards the ongoing fight against the Ebola Virus Disease on the continent, according to a statement obtained by PANA here from the Commission.Full text...

  • Tanzania: AUC chief starts working visit to Burundi
    26 march 2015 16:43:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Thursday began a two-day working visit to Burundi, aiming to support the country as it readies for general elections while handling national reconciliation and development issues. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius approves Australian oil bunkering project in Port-Louis
    26 march 2015 14:49:19
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Industry and Commerce Minister Ashit Gungah on Thursday handed over a letter of intent to representatives of the Macquarie Bank of Australia, indicating the approval by the Mauritian government of the first project of oil bunkering activities that will be launched by the Australian party at a cost of US$100 million in Port-Louis, Full text...

  • Nigeria Decides 2015: AU redeploys election observers to Nigeria
    21 march 2015 12:39:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Following an invitation from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of an AU Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the general elections in Nigeria, which were originally scheduled for 14 April but later postponed to 28 March 2015.Full text...

  • Nigeria: AU joins FAO to mark International Day of Forests
    21 march 2015 10:26:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA ) - As the International Day of Forests is being marked across the world on 21 March, there is a need to conserve and adequately promote forestation at all levels, if efforts aimed at adaptation as well as mitigating the negative impacts of climate change, can be achieved. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Niger to host first African Girls’ Summit on abolition of child marriage in Africa
    18 march 2015 16:42:34
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A senior official of the African Union Commission (AUC) has welcomed the announcement by Niger that it plans to host the First African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa in Niamey from 26 – 27 November 2015.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC chief congratulates new PM of Lesotho
    17 march 2015 16:45:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has congratulated Lesotho's newly appointed Prime Minister Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili who assumed his new responsibilities Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU to send pre-election assessment mission to Sudan
    03 march 2015 13:19:50
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Tuesday announced it is sending a pre-election assessment mission to Sudan ahead of the country's general elections on 13 April. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AUC Chair congratulates ASEOWA Head of Mission
    13 february 2015 19:21:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Friday congratulated Major General Julius Facki Oketta, Head of Mission of the AU Support to Ebola Outbreak to West Africa (ASEOWA), for being awarded "Distinguished Service Order" (DSO) by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Full text...

  • Tanzania: AUC Chairperson regrets disappearance of 300 migrants in Mediterranean Sea
    13 february 2015 18:57:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Friday expressed "deep regrets and sorrow" following the 10 Feb. 2015 disappearance of over 300 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, off Lampedusa Island. Full text...

  • Mauritius: IOC seeks role in AU maritime strategy
    12 february 2015 09:40:18
    Ebony, Mauritius (PANA) - The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has expressed its willingness to work closely with the African Union (AU) for the effective implementation of the security aspect of the African integrated maritime strategy by 2050 (AIM 2050).Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU Commission Chief of Staff steps down
    06 february 2015 17:03:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Friday accepted the resignation of Ambassador Jean-Baptiste Natama from the position of Chief of Staff in the Bureau of the Chairperson.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Audit finds US$1.4 billion oil money not accounted
    05 february 2015 20:43:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A forensic audit conducted by an international accounting firm, Price Water Consulting (PWC), has found that a total of US$1.48 billion is yet to be fully accounted for or remitted into the federation account by the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN Chief says respects African leaders' decision on Mugabe Chairmanship
    31 january 2015 10:43:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, said here Saturday that he respects the decision of African leaders, who Friday appointed Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe chair of the 54-member Pan African organization for a one-year term. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Namibian President Pohamba bids farewell to AU Assembly
    30 january 2015 20:26:11
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - It is incomprehensible that the Kingdom of Morocco continues to occupy Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, told African Union (AU) leaders meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Mugabe assumes chair of AU Assembly
    30 january 2015 19:33:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has challenged the African Union (AU) member countries to deliberate and find lasting solutions to the scourge of terrorism in the coming year. Full text...

  • Tanzania: African countries ‘backbone’ of UN, Ban tells AU Summit
    30 january 2015 18:38:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – “African countries have been the backbone and leading Member States of the United Nations since the day they achieved independence,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Africa leaders gathered Friday at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UN chief says affordable, quality healthcare must be part of Africa's agenda
    30 january 2015 17:58:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to make affordable, quality healthcare a central feature of Africa's development agenda. Full text...

  • Senegal: African leaders hail performance of NEPAD Agency
    30 january 2015 16:37:27
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have hailed the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency for the important role it plays in transforming the continent, the African Union (AU) said in a statement received here by PANA Friday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dlamini Zuma tells AU leaders to up gender equality, women empowerment
    30 january 2015 15:14:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - In marking 2015 as the year of women's empowerment and development, Africa should take its continental programme of gender equality and women's empowerment to a higher level, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma told the AU leaders gathered in Addis Ababa for their 24th Ordinary Summit.Full text...

  • Sudan: Amnesty accuses AU of failing victims of violence in S/Sudan
    30 january 2015 14:43:33
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Amnesty International on Friday accused the African Union Peace and Security Council of standing in the way of Justice in South Sudan, having failed to make public the report of the Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian President attends African Union Summit in Addis Ababa
    29 january 2015 17:12:03
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi will attend the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union to be held 30-31 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Office of the Presidency announced here Thursday.Full text...

  • Angola: VP Vicente to represent Angola at AU Summit
    29 january 2015 13:31:12
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola will be represented at the 24th Summit of African Heads of States and Government, scheduled to run from 30 to 31 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by its vice-president, Manuel Domingos Vicente, who is expected in the Ethiopian Capital Thursday.Full text...

  • Congo: President Nguesso to attend AU summit
    29 january 2015 13:23:32
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, due in Addis Ababa shortly, will participate in the 24th summit of African Union (AU) heads of State and government, opening there Friday, the Congolese public radio reported here.Full text...

  • Tanzania: New African report underlines right to nationality
    29 january 2015 13:15:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - African States should include a provision in their national legislation that all men, women and children have the right to a nationality, as a fundamental prerequisite for the enjoyment and exercise of the human rights recognized by the African Charter and the other African human rights treaties that they have ratified, a new human rights report has urged. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma expected to play key role at AU summit
    29 january 2015 10:32:17
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is expected to play a key role at the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) which gets underway in Addis Ababa on Thursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU says gains against Ebola encouraging
    28 january 2015 17:05:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As civil society organizations express concern over fulfillment of pledges, the African Umiom (AU) Wednesday said situations in the three Ebola affected countries were improving. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Kagame says East African Standby Force ready to deploy
    28 january 2015 10:30:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and current Chair of the East African Standby Force, has informed the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, that the East African Standby Force is ready for deployment. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU Commission, Cameroon launch French edition of AU Handbook
    26 january 2015 19:17:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed appreciation to the Cameroonian government for making available the AU Handbook in French, saying efforts would continue to ensure that the Handbook is translated into the other working languages of the continental organization. Full text...

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