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  • 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...

  • Tanzania: ECA chief says Ebola-hit countries need debt cancellation
    26 january 2015 18:41:46
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - External debts of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the three West African countries which endured dramatic suffering as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease -- should be written off, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Carlos Lopes, said Monday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dlamini-Zuma calls for collective African action against Boko Haram
    26 january 2015 14:29:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Member countries of the African Union (AU) must act now and collectively against the progressing threat of terrorism perpetrated by Boko Haram in West Africa, AU Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said Monday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dlamini-Zuma prods AU members to invest more in youth
    26 january 2015 14:21:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Africa's leadership must do more and better for African youth, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told the 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU Commission prepares 10-year plan on continental Agenda 2063
    26 january 2015 13:56:26
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - After completing its work on Agenda 2063 flagship integration projects, the African Union Commission (AUC) is preparing the first 10-year plan for a concerted shift towards focusing on implementation of this continental vision, the Commission's Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Australia launches Regional Search and Rescue programme in Mauritius
    26 january 2015 12:36:19
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Monday in Port-Louis launched a Search and Rescue (SAR) Capability Programme for Mauritius, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Full text...

  • Tanzania: NEPAD joins AU in fight against Ebola
    26 january 2015 12:08:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The NEPAD Agency of the African Union (AU) has said it is placing emphasis on mobilising African countries to put in place conducive and enabling environment for conducting clinical trials to test the candidate vaccines and other therapies against the Ebola virus. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU Commission Chairperson consoles Saudi Arabia's royal family
    23 january 2015 20:09:53
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Friday expressed condolences to the Royal family and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Congolese President arrives Tunis
    22 january 2015 11:34:38
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso is in Tunis for a two-day working visit, PANA reported Thursday.Full text...

  • Senegal: AU, Kenya to send 170 health workers to Ebola-hit countries
    08 january 2015 18:48:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Union (AU) and the Kenyan government will send 170 health workers to Ebola hit countries, the AU said in a statement on Thursday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Coup attempt in Gambia raises AU concern
    31 december 2014 18:45:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said Wednesday she was closely following the situation in Gambia following reports of an attempted coup in the West African country's capital, Banjul, on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian govt. excited at the creation of Sahel G5
    26 december 2014 12:33:59
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - At its Council of Ministers meeting here Thursday, the Mauritanian government adopted the draft law on ratifications of the Convention on the creation of 5 Saharan States Grouping (G5), signed in Nouakchott on 19 December, PANA learnt Friday from official sources. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU's Dlamini Zuma emphasises urgency of local financing for AU plans
    20 december 2014 14:50:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders should take steps to break the impasse over the alternative sources of funding the African Union (AU), the Chairperson of its Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, said Saturday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ethio tel joins AU Ebola fundraising campaign
    20 december 2014 14:31:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia's state run mobile telephone firm, Ethio Telecom, joined the campaign on Saturday to raise funds to finance an African-led effort against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.Full text...

  • 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...

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