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20th African Union Summit, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia, 21st-28th january 2013
  • 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...

  • Ethiopia: AU foreign ministers to meet on Ebola
    02 september 2014 11:39:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) will hold a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of its 54-member states here on 8 Sept. to discuss the response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which has caused a humanitarian crisis and food shortages around the West African region, a senior official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nairobi hosts AU terrorism summit
    01 september 2014 11:52:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Six Presidents are due in Nairobi for the one-day African Union (AU) Peace and Security summit on terrorism, slated for Tuesday in the Kenyan capital, the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued here Monday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU troops sweep through Al Shabaab stronghold in Southern Somalia
    31 august 2014 14:50:41
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) troops have swept through an Al Shabaab military stronghold of Bulo Marer, 150km South of Mogadishu and the group's transit point  for smuggling explosives, after a heavy gunfight, the AU said Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenya: AU, UN to cooperate over stability, development of Great Lakes regions
    27 august 2014 15:00:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - As part of his tour of the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, the Special Envoy designate of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26-27 August, where he met with Mrs. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. Full text...

  • Togo: AU mobilises Togolese civil society to take part in ECOSOCC election
    15 august 2014 19:32:13
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – A senior official of the African Union Commission has urged the Togolese civil society to take part in the electoral process of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union so that they can "qualitatively" represent their country in the important organ of the continental body.Full text...

  • Mali: AU provides food aid to 500 families in Kidal region
    12 august 2014 17:50:42
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The African Union Mission for Mali and the Sahel (Misahel) has distributed several tons of relief food to over 500 families in Kidal region of northern Mali in the first phase of an operation dubbed 'Basket of the heart', the Mission said Tuesday in a statement sent to PANA here.Full text...

  • Australia: UNAIDS, ASLM and partners launch initiative to improve HIV diagnostics
    30 july 2014 15:34:56
    Melbourne, Australia (PANA) - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) have joined with global partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative which calls for improving laboratory capacity to ensure that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective, high-quality HIV treatment services. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC Chairperson greets Muslims on Eid-El-Fitr
    28 july 2014 18:45:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Monday greeted Muslims across Africa on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr marking the end of the month-long fasting. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC chair wants air security tightened
    25 july 2014 14:58:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The chairwoman of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed sadness at the news of the crash of the airplane, Air Algeria, Thursday at the border between Burkina Faso and Mali, according to a communiqué issued Friday by her office. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC chairperson condoles with Malaysia over plane tragedy
    20 july 2014 11:27:34
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed her condolences to the governments and people of The Netherlands, Malaysia and other nationals killed in the Malaysia Airlines that crashed on 17 July 2014 while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African ministers examine projects to boost trade links
    18 july 2014 10:15:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African ministers in charge of integration are meeting in Swaziland to discuss ways of boosting infrastructure as a step towards creating a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU extends UNAMID mandate amid worries over Darfur ethnic warfare
    17 july 2014 17:17:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has renewed the mandate of its Joint Peacekeeping force with the UN in Darfur, UNAMID, for another 12 months and asked for intensified measures to protect civilians, the AU said Thursday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: French auto firm to begin production in Nigeria
    17 july 2014 10:22:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - French auto maker PSA Peugeot Citroen has said it will start producing cars in Nigeria in the second quarter of this year, after signing an assembly and sale of cars agreement with PAN Nigeria Limited, according to local media reports here Thursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU seeks end to Israel-Palestine hostilities
    17 july 2014 10:08:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has called for a cessation of hostilities by Israel and Palestine, and urged the UN Security Council to do its utmost to restore peace in the region. Full text...

  • Mali: Former Malian Defence minister appointed AU mediator in CAR crisis
    15 july 2014 16:36:53
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The former Malian Minister of Defence and Ex-Combatants, Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga, has been appointed the African Union (AU) deputy-mediator in the CAR crisis, reliable sources told PANA on Tuesday.Full text...

  • Mali: AU Mission donates 20 vehicles to Mali
    14 july 2014 17:49:09
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Head of the AU Mission for Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL), Pierre Buyoya, on Monday presented 20 vehicles, valued at US$ 1 million, to the Malian Interior and Security Minister, Gen. Sada Samaké, PANA reported from Bamako. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU vows no blanket immunity for war crimes in Africa
    11 july 2014 12:22:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) will intervene in areas where crimes against humanity and war crimes are committed and African leaders responsible for such crimes would be held accountable in the ensuing efforts to bring peace, officials said Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: AU reiterates support for Libya's democratic process
    11 july 2014 10:54:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - African Union (AU) envoy Dileita Mohamed Dileita has reaffirmed the support of the continental organisation to the democratic process in Libya and expressed the commitment of African countries to support Libya to find its rightful place on the continent. Full text...

  • Libya: AU, Arab League support Libya's democratic process
    09 july 2014 17:41:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya’s efforts aimed at promoting its democratic process are supported at regional and international levels, Mohamed Abdelaziz, the Libyan Foreign Minister, said while ensuring that the Arab League, the African Union (AU) as well as other organizations are also providing support to Libya. Full text...

  • Burundi: Ex-AU Envoy decorated posthumously in Burundi
    01 july 2014 16:07:24
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The former Envoy of the African Union (AU) in Burundi, late Mamadou Bah, was decorated Tuesday posthumously with the Burundian “Order of Friendship of Peoples" by President Pierre Nkurunziza on the occasion of celebrations marking the country’s 52nd independence anniverssary, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Senegal: AU special envoy lauds Senegalese women for successful local elections
    30 june 2014 19:57:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The special representative of the African Union (AU) for women, peace and security, Mrs Bineta Diop, on Monday congratulated the platform of women for its mobilization for Sunday's free and fair local elections.Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Pres. Obiang wants Africa to invest more in agric sector
    30 june 2014 13:40:37
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea’s President Obiang Nguema has asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to reduce their dependence on the developed world, ensure food security, and significantly reduce hunger in their countries. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: African leaders create Criminal Court, grants immunity to sitting Presidents (Eds: Refiling to reflect name of old court)
    30 june 2014 08:27:19
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African leaders who met here at their 23rd ordinary summit have approved a Protocol to create the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples Rights to try 14 international crimes including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, piracy, corruption, mercenaries, money laundering and unconstitutional changes of government. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: AU Summit allows more time for S. Sudan atrocities probe
    27 june 2014 18:33:33
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The African Union Summit meeting in the Equatorial Guinean resort of Sipopo, on Friday granted three more months to the ongoing investigations into the war crimes in South Sudan, officials said. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: African leaders unanimous on need for agricultural transformation
    27 june 2014 16:04:46
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African leaders attending the 23rd Assembly of African Union (AU) heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, are unanimous on the need to step up agricultural transformation for the continent’s development.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian and Burkinabe presidents meet in Malabo
    27 june 2014 15:11:54
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso and Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia on Thursday held talks on the sidelines of the 23rd Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on strengthening bilateral cooperation, the press service of the Tunisian Presidency said on Friday.Full text...

  • E. Guinea: 'More funds freed from lower HIV treatment costs'
    27 june 2014 13:47:31
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Michel Sidibe has dismissed fears over possible drying up of HIV/AIDS funds, saying steps have been taken to reduce the global cost of treatment to free more resources for investments.Full text...

  • E. Guinea: AU, UNICEF launch landmark campaign to curb malnutrition 
    27 june 2014 12:41:09
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The African Union (AU) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) have launched a landmark campaign to curb malnutrition in Africa, warning that the continent's future was at risk unless the high malnutrition rate was checked. Full text...

  • South Africa: African leaders nudged on agric
    27 june 2014 12:33:43
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - As the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit continues in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, a campaign and advocacy organisation, which calls on African leaders to recommit to spending at least 10% of national budgets on effective agriculture investments, has gathered more than 2 million signatures of support from African citizens across the continent.Full text...

  • E. Guinea: FAO hails African leaders over fight against hunger
    27 june 2014 12:18:55
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General José Graziano da Silva has congratulated African leaders attending the AU Summit here for "raising the bar" in the fight against hunger.Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Ban hails AU Summit's resolve to fight climate change
    27 june 2014 10:20:06
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has praised African leaders for their commitment to the fight against climate change, ahead of a key summit in September to try to bridge global differences over a binding climate change treaty. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Civil society appeals for involvement in conflict resolution in Africa
    26 june 2014 17:35:01
    Malabo, E. Guinea (PANA) – Civil society organizations (CSOs) on Thursday in Malabo appealed for their involvement in the peace process in Africa.Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Museveni urges Africans to banish sectarianism to ensure peace
    26 june 2014 15:01:56
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has urged Africans to banish sectarianism and gender chauvinism if they want to ensure security on the continent. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Africa Solidarity Trust Fund okays projects on youth employment, others
    26 june 2014 12:56:29
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The FAO-managed Africa Solidarity Trust Fund Thursday gave the green light to four new projects that will focus on youth employment and malnutrition, among others. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: AU opens agric-focused summit in Malabo
    26 june 2014 12:09:44
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The 23rd ordinary summit of the African Union (AU) kicked off Thursday in Equatorial Guinea's sea side resort of Sipopo with a focus on agriculture and food security, among others.Full text...

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