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  • Rwanda: Idriss Deby meets with Rwandan counterpart ahead of AU Summit in Kigali
    22 june 2016 15:53:11
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Chad President Idriss Deby Itno and current chairperson of the African Union (AU), on Wednesday met with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame in Kigali, ahead of the 27th African Union Summit which is scheduled to take place 10-18 of July 2016, in the Rwandan capital city, Kigali, an official source confirmed to PANA here. Full text...

  • Senegal: ECOWAS tasks journalists on regional integration
    02 june 2016 14:59:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Edward Singhatey, the Vice President of ECOWAS Commission, has charged journalists from across the West African region to be conscious of the link between stability, economic development and integration as they do their work. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU mourns death of Saharawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz
    31 may 2016 19:35:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz passed on Tuesday, the Saharawi leadership officially announced. Full text...

  • Sudan: 8 African FMs, UN Security Council to discuss Africa's opposition to ICC
    31 may 2016 13:07:26
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, has said that he and seven other African Foreign ministers will discuss with the UN Security Council (UNSC), on June 9, the position of African countries opposing the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council welcomes UN, AU cooperation
    24 may 2016 21:55:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Tuesday stressed the importance Full text...

  • Rwanda: Creating awareness among adult men to circumcise (A feature by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent, Kigali)
    24 may 2016 10:12:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Despite government’s efforts at scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services in Rwanda as part for HIV intervention, challenges remain with respect to changing the mindset of adult men in the rural areas of the East African nation to undergo the procedure. Full text...

  • Gambia: 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter commemorated in Banjul
    22 may 2016 11:50:33
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Gambian government, and with the support of partners - UNFPA, UNESCO, UNAIDS, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), and the Commonwealth - on Saturday began celebrations commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa to present common position at World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey
    22 may 2016 11:16:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) will present a Common African Position (CAP) on Humanitarian Effectiveness at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, taking place 23 –24 May, 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African Union Commission launches 2016 edition of AU Research Grants
    18 may 2016 18:53:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission on Wednesday launched Phase 2 of the African Union Research Grants programme with an open call for proposals for Research and Innovation in Africa supported by the European Union. Full text...

  • Austria: Ministerial meeting supports Libya's request for 'lethal arms' to fight IS, terrorists
    16 may 2016 17:48:50
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - A ministerial meeting in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on the deteriorating security situation in Libya has on Monday expressed support for the intention of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to request for arms to counter terrorist groups and combat IS in the North African country. Full text...

  • UN: UN, AU welcome partial re-run of elections in Comoros
    15 may 2016 16:00:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and the African Union (AU) Commission on Sunday welcomed the peaceful conduct of the partial re-run for the elections of Comoros President and Governor of Anjouan. Full text...

  • UN: UN, AU chiefs condemn deadly violence at IDP camp in North Darfur
    12 may 2016 21:06:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Full text...

  • Togo: First edition of African Integration Week set for Lome
    11 may 2016 19:45:20
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The first edition of the African Integration Week will be held in Lomé from 21 to 25 May 2016, organized by Togo's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration, according to an official announcement made here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: Protection of schools essential to boost access to education in Africa - UN envoy
    10 may 2016 18:12:44
    New York, US (PANA) - Protecting schools from attacks and military use is essential to ensuring access to education for all children in Africa, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Comoros: UN/AU chiefs "following closely" political development in Comoros
    07 may 2016 08:56:50
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that he is following closely political developments in Comoros in the wake of the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court ordering a partial re-run of the elections for President and for Governor of Anjouan. Full text...

  • Zambia: IOM urges African countries to ratify, implement protocols on free movement
    06 may 2016 16:38:06
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and their Member States have been urged to ratify and implement the protocols on free movement of persons in their respective regions in order to make the Agenda 2063 on Regional Integration a reality. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC Chairperson receives highest national Order of Serbia
    28 april 2016 18:16:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Serbian President TomislavNikolic has bestowed African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma with the highest Order of the Republic of Serbia on Strips, the Commission said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan, UN, AU agree on smooth UNAMID exit from Darfur
    18 april 2016 20:45:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan, UN and African Union (AU) on Monday in Khartoum Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC, EC reaffirm continued cooperation in human development
    08 april 2016 09:02:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the European Commission (EC) have reaffirmed their engagement in continued cooperation to maximise the benefits of science, technology and innovation.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commission, European Commission underline peace in African conflict areas
    07 april 2016 19:21:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan must be fully implemented "as a necessary step to end the civil war and put the country on a new path of peace, security and development," said a joint communiqué issued here Thursday at the conclusion of the 8th College-to-College meeting between the African Union Commission and the European Commission. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African leaders underline common development framework for Africa
    04 april 2016 17:42:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has called on African states to be “strategic, ambitious, rigorous and disciplined” if they are to achieve sustainable and inclusive development for their people. Full text...

  • UN: UN marks World Autism Day, calls for inclusive societies
    01 april 2016 22:44:03
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials have highlighted the contributions to humanity by people Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Chadian Ambassador to the AU bids farewell
    26 march 2016 10:41:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Bidding farewell to the African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Chadian Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), Ahmat Awad Sakhine, said the AU Chief has left a great impression on many diplomats, especially with Agenda 2063, "which is going to remain with us for a long time.” Full text...

  • Sudan: AU welcomes signing of roadmap by Sudanese Government
    24 march 2016 08:08:52
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union has commended Khartoum for signing a road map prepared by Thabo Mbeki, the head of African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP), aimed to help warring parties in Sudan end their differences.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 6 African countries hold elections on Sunday
    19 march 2016 15:05:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has called for smooth, peaceful, transparent and credible polls in six African Union (AU) Member States holding elections and a referendum, on Sunday, 20 March 2016. Full text...

  • Austria: UN urges focus on ‘shared responsibility’ to combat illicit drugs
    15 march 2016 06:45:38
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) - Ahead of a special session on drugs at the United Nations General Assembly, senior United Nations officials on Monday focused on the people affected by drugs and the shared international responsibility in stopping the suffering caused by these illicit substances. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU commends UN Security Council sanctions against LRA
    12 march 2016 09:39:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has commended the United Nations Security Council for designating the rebel group and cult Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and its leader, Joseph Kony, effective 7 March 2016, as subject to sanctions imposed by UN Resolution 2262 (2016). Full text...

  • Tanzania: 'Monetary integration should not be pushed too fast in sub-Sahara Africa'
    11 march 2016 08:36:18
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Monetary integration should not be pursued too fast in sub-Sahara Africa, but the region should give priority to implementing a comprehensive structural reform agenda, according to high-level policymakers and academics who, this week, gathered in Mauritius to discuss the future of currency areas. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU, UN chiefs condemn Wednesday's attack on UNAMID peacekeepers
    10 march 2016 18:41:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have condemned Wednesday's attack on the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by an unknown armed group in which one South African peacekeeper was killed and another wounded. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC, UN chiefs express concern about upsurge in Darfur fighting
    03 march 2016 19:37:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on the Government of Sudan to fully cooperate with the AU-UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and facilitate its freedom of movement in view of the increased in fighting in the restive western region of the country.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN, AU appoint new Deputy Special Representative for UNAMID
    02 march 2016 15:37:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as their Deputy Joint Special Representative for the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan, commonly known as UNAMID. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU leaders champion steady progress in Burundi crisis
    01 march 2016 13:24:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An African Union (AU) Heads of State mission, led by South African President Jacob Zuma, has made steady progress in unlocking the Burundi political crisis after a working visit there where it held talks with the key stakeholders in the crisis engulfing the fragile Central African state. Full text...

  • Sudan: Will others follow suit after South Africa pulls out of Darfur? (News analysis by Anaclet Rwegayura, PANA Editor)
    25 february 2016 15:32:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on Wednesday that he had decided to withdraw the 800-odd South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops from the hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan, has raised doubt that South Africa could be retreating before the war is over.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa marks turning point in saving children’s lives
    24 february 2016 15:31:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Using vaccines, one of the most powerful tools for saving children’s lives, has marked the start of a new era in Africa, the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, Dr. Sidiki Mustapha Kaloko said here Wednesday at the opening of the first-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU convenes first ministerial meeting on immunization in Africa
    23 february 2016 18:04:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other key immunization development partners has organized the first ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa to be held Wednesday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC names new Special Representative in CAR
    21 february 2016 11:27:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has appointed Mr. Mohamed EL Hacen Lebatt of Mauritania as the Commission’s new Special Representative for Central African Republic (CAR) and Head of the AU Mission (MISAC) in the country following the resignation of Major General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko. Full text...

  • Angola: Angola turns 40 years as Africa Union member
    12 february 2016 13:02:31
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Republic of Angola turns 40 years on Friday, 12 February, 2016, since it was admitted as the 46th member of the African Union (AU), according to the latest information from the African Union. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Ex-Australian hostage arrives in Ouagadougou
    08 february 2016 14:23:39
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The ex-Australian hostage, Jocelyn Eliott, 84, abducted with her husband by elements of Al-Mourabitoune, but released on Saturday, arrived in Ouagadougou Monday on board of the Nigerien presidential aircraft, together with the Nigerien minister of Foreign Affairs minister, Mrs Achatou Kané Boulam, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'African Union remains divided on UN reforms'
    05 february 2016 09:55:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says deep divisions over how to carry on with the reform of the UN Security Council have delayed the process. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU earmarks financing breakthrough to advance democracy
    05 february 2016 09:44:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African countries would now be required to choose the specific taxation options they prefer to raise funds for the implementation of the flagship African Union (AU) projects following a breakthrough on the alternative sources of financing AU-led mega-projects. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: EC, AU agree to further administrative cooperation, staff exchanges
    01 february 2016 17:55:29
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The European Commission and the African Union (AU) on Sunday signed an agreement renewing cooperation between the two bodies, intensifying staff exchanges and cooperation in a number of priority areas. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to hold anti-Boko Haram donor-pledging conference
    31 january 2016 18:07:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) Heads of State Assembly approved the holding of a donor pledging conference in Addis Ababa on Monday, to raise funds to support a continental response to the Boko Haram threat in West Africa and the Sahel region, an AU official said Sunday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit appoints Special Envoy for Libya
    31 january 2016 17:50:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has been appointed the African Union Special Envoy to Libya, a top AU official said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU decides to hold emergency summit on migration
    31 january 2016 15:14:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union leaders ended their 26th Ordinary Session here Sunday agreeing to hold an emergency Summit on Migration because they could not remain unmoved by the plight of the African youth, many of whom have fallen victims of boat tragedies in attempts to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit approves stabilisation force for Burundi
    31 january 2016 14:38:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) has approved a stabilization mission to protect civilians, human rights workers and disarm militias in Burundi, but the crisis-hit country immediately rejected an AU Summit declaration on sending a high-level delegation to negotiate for Bujumbura’s consent. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'African leaders must account for crimes against humanity'
    30 january 2016 15:26:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders who allow civilian killings in their efforts to cling to power would be held responsible, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Mugabe exits AU Chairmanship, raps UN Security Council
    30 january 2016 14:19:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - In his farewell speech at the African Union Simmit here on Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe vowed to stay on as President “until God says come”, electrifying the usually-dull moments at the Summit, which premiered a new style of conducting its affairs.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Chadian President becomes new AU Chairman
    30 january 2016 13:06:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chadian President Idriss Deby has been elected the new Chairman of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit considers broadening Boko Haram fight
    30 january 2016 07:10:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, late Friday to discuss a plan to stop the spread of terrorism with a call to all states to volunteer resources to combat the spread of the Boko Haram across the Lake Chad Basin and the Al Shabaab in East Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU approves US$446 million budget for 2016
    29 january 2016 15:15:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has approved a US$446 million budget for 2016, slightly higher than the US$416 million budget for 2015, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

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