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

  • Nigeria: Jonathan leaves for AU Summit in Malabo
    25 june 2014 18:03:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, left Abuja Wednesday for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to participate in the 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit of Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • E.Guinea: AU says plans underway for Africa's high-speed railway
    25 june 2014 13:01:01
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has embarked on plans for the implementation of a continental high-speed railway linking all African economic centres, a senior AU official said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Equatorial Ghinea: AU Summit to set broader goals for Africa’s ailing agriculture
    24 june 2014 17:58:45
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Summit will set a broad set of goals for Africa’s agriculture sector to eliminate hunger and triple continental trade in agricultural products by 2025.Full text...

  • South Africa: President Zuma leads powerful SA delegation for AU summit
    24 june 2014 11:37:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma will lead South Africa's delegation to the 23rd ordinary session of the African Union (AU) summit in Equatorial Guinea, to be held from Wednesday to Friday in Malabo. Full text...

  • Mauritania: AU chairman optimistic about peace prospects in northern Mali
    19 june 2014 16:34:22
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – "The ceasefire deal signed on 23 May between the Malian government and various Touareg armed groups should pave the way for the sustenance of peace in the country’s northern region," the African Union (AU) chairman and the Mauritanian leader, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, said. Full text...

  • Burundi: AU peace commissioner visits Burundi
    16 june 2014 16:14:29
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The African Union (AU) peace and security commissioner, Smail Chergui, has said there are indications that Burundi has made "very significant" progress on security, and appealed to Burundians to desist from rumour mongering.Full text...

  • Senegal: Preparatory meeting on AU Summit in infrastructure financing opens in Dakar
    14 june 2014 15:12:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A preparatory meeting for the African Union Summit on infrastructure financing in the continent opened Saturday morning in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan for AU summit in Dakar
    14 june 2014 11:39:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will depart the capital city of Abuja Saturday evening for Dakar, at the head of Nigeria’s delegation to the African Union’s Summit on Financing Infrastructure Development, scheduled to hold in the Senegalese capital Sunday, the presidency said. Full text...

  • Mauritania: AU observation mission to be deployed for Mauritanian presidential polls
    10 june 2014 18:20:45
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – An African Union (AU) electoral observation mission (MOEUA), led by Beji Caid Essebsi, will be deployed to Mauritania during the West African nation's presidential poll, scheduled for 21 June, official sources told PANA on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC Chair condoles with Mbeki on mother's death
    09 june 2014 13:25:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed her condolences to the Mbeki family, following the death of Epainette Mbeki, a South African liberation icon and mother of former South African President Thabo Mbeki. Full text...

  • Tanzania: New constitution to allow ratification of AU Charter on democracy
    03 june 2014 08:04:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania will ratify the African Union (AU) Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance after inclusion of its fundamental provisions in the country’s constitution, Attorney General Fredrick Werema has told the ongoing session of the National Assembly. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU envoy seeks regional tribunals for CAR, S. Sudan and Nigeria crimes
    02 june 2014 13:13:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Regional and local tribunals should be created to try perpetrators of violence in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Nigeria, the African Union’s Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security Bineta Diop said Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'Camp violence intensifies in CAR'
    02 june 2014 12:42:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Violence in camps for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is intensifying in the Central African Republic (CAR) along religious lines, the African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security Bineta Diop warned Monday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to blacklist troops with sexual violence records
    02 june 2014 12:34:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African countries with troops who have sexual violence records will be blacklisted from future African Union (AU) peacekeeping missions, the AU Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security said Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC hails Malawi over successful polls
    02 june 2014 08:50:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has congratulated the people of Malawi for holding peaceful and successful elections and reinforcing the country’s democratic maturity. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU campaigns against forced marriages
    30 may 2014 10:12:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has launched a campaign to stop forced marriages and the discrimination of under-age girls fleeing such marriages. Full text...

  • Libya: AU to cooperate with Arab League to resolve Libyan crisis
    29 may 2014 10:20:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has expressed its determination to cooperate with the Arab League and Libya's neighbours to help resolve the political crisis in this North African country. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Former PM wants Mauritania back in ECOWAS
    28 may 2014 18:51:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Yahya Ould Ahmed Waghef, president of the Opposition National Pact for Democracy and Development (NPSD/ADIL) and former Prime Minister (2008-2009), has made a passionate appeal for the return of Mauritania to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS ). Full text...

  • Mauritania: Nouakchott to host regional meeting on AIDS
    26 may 2014 18:14:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania will host a regional meeting of the Advisory Committee of Experts on the AIDS observatory in Africa (Awa), PANA learnt Monday from official sources.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC hosts luncheon as OAU/AU 50th Anniversary wraps up
    26 may 2014 13:40:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) on Sunday hosted a luncheon at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of the closing events of the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the OAU/AU. Full text...

  • Mauritania: AU chair pleads for African integration
    25 may 2014 14:17:25
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is also Chairman of the African Union (AU), has made a plea for African integration, in a message broadcast on Saturday, ahead of celebrations marking the African unity day on Sunday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: AfDB governors envision integrated Africa in 50 years
    23 may 2014 18:32:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The board of directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Friday ended their 49th annual meetings here, declaring that in the next 50 years, they want an “integrated Africa that is prosperous and at the service of its people and at peace with itself. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: MISAHEL chief appeals for immediate ceasefire in northern Mali
    22 may 2014 16:31:31
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The African Union (AU) senior representative for Mali and the Sahel, Pierre Buyoya, on Thursday called for unconditional and immediate ceasefire from the outbreak of new violence in the Malian northern city of Kidal.Full text...

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