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  • AU Summit moves “To make Africa stronger, give Africans the future they deserve"
    18 november 2018 15:04:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The supreme organ of the African Union (AU), the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, began its 11th Extraordinary Session on Saturday with a call to advance the institutional reform of the Union, as events on the continent and across the world continue to confirm the urgency and necessity of this project. Full text...

  • AUC appoints members of African Union Peace Fund Board of Trustees
    18 november 2018 14:44:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has announced the appointment of five African members of the Board of Trustees of the African Union Peace Fund. Full text...

  • African leaders gather for Summit on institutional reform of AU organs
    17 november 2018 10:52:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders have gathered for an emergency African Union Summit in Addis Ababa to consider proposals to improve the functioning of the AU Commission (AUC) and its key organs, officials said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Ivorian President to attend 11th Extraordinary Summit of AU
    16 november 2018 19:21:33
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara left Abidjan on Friday for Ethiopia to take part in the 11th Extraordinary Summit of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa on the reform of the continental organization, PANA learned from official sources. Full text...

  • Bashir to attend AU extraordinary summit
    15 november 2018 19:39:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir will fly to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday to take part in an extraordinary summit meeting of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government set for November 17-18.Full text...

  • CAF signs exclusive Catapult Sports performance agreement
    15 november 2018 13:34:41
    Melbourne, Australia (PANA) - In a landmark deal with performance analytics company, Catapult Sports, 54 countries under the jurisdiction of the Confédération of African Football (CAF) and CAF itself will be supplied with world-leading athlete-monitoring technology to advance team and player performance. Full text...

  • Electronic commerce targeted to narrow intra-Africa trade gaps
    13 november 2018 14:47:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – African countries could rapidly increase the trade volumes and narrow down the gaps which hamper trade between countries in the region, officials said ahead of the upcoming UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Electronic Commerce week in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • AU calls for arrest, prosecution of school children abductors in Cameroon
    08 november 2018 10:15:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union has condemned the abduction of children in Cameroon, saying it constituted a major violation of human rights, the right to safety and education. Full text...

  • Pan-African parliament to discuss Libyan crisis with warring parties
    28 october 2018 15:13:17
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Presidency of the African Parliament (PAP) will send a delegation to Libya to discuss the crisis in that north African country with stakeholders and international parties with a view to finding a negotiated settlement to the crisis, the Libyan MP at the PAP, Youssef al-Fakhri, told the press on Sunday. Full text...

  • Buhari receives AU Commission chairman, task the world on recharging Lake Chad
    26 october 2018 18:34:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received visiting Chairman of the African Union Commission, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saying that the greatest investment Europe and America can make in Africa now is to help the continent accomplish inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad.Full text...

  • AU, EU commend G5 Sahel, ECOWAS efforts in dealing with organised crime, terrorism
    23 october 2018 18:23:03
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday commended efforts by the G5 Sahel and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to reinforce regional cooperation to address the threats of terrorism and organized crime. Full text...

  • AU appoints Kenya’s Odinga High Representative for continental infrastructure development
    20 october 2018 13:09:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Saturday appointed Mr. Raila Odinga of Kenya as High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa. Full text...

  • AU marks milestone in self-financing initiative
    19 october 2018 19:25:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has marked a major milestone in the implementation of plans to make it self-sustaining in financial matters, an AU official said Friday. Full text...

  • AUC Chairperson congratulates Ethiopian PM on gender parity in new cabinet
    17 october 2018 20:01:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for appointing a cabinet marked by gender parity, with 10 women and 10 men. Full text...

  • Italian PM promises comprehensive effort to address migration in Africa
    13 october 2018 08:40:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged to work with the African Union in promoting peace, stability and development in Africa. Full text...

  • African Union calls for restraint after Cameroonian Presidential vote
    10 october 2018 13:37:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) is closely following events in Cameroon, where an opposition party declared victory in the 7 October Presidential elections. Full text...

  • Australian company to invest in gold operations in Sudan
    07 october 2018 14:45:54
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An Australian company, Australian Resolute Company, is planning to spend 22 million dollars in gold prospecting in Sudan, bringing its expertise in the field to the country. Full text...

  • Senegal hosts Innovation Education in Africa Expo 2018
    06 october 2018 11:54:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Under the theme: "Meeting Continental Targets for Inclusive, Quality and Transformative Education and Training in the 21st Century", the African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST), together with the Senegalese Government and its partners across and beyond Africa, is organising the ‘Innovating Education in Africa Expo’ to showcase technical and social innovations in every area of education and training. Full text...

  • AUC Chair commends Gambian leader on democracy, good governance
    05 october 2018 13:42:34
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has commended Gambian President, Adama Barrow, for significantly consolidating the values of democracy, good governance, and peace and security in The Gambia. Full text...

  • Africa’s annual loss through illicit financial flows jumps to US$80 billion
    04 october 2018 16:52:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Africa’s annual loss through illicit financial flows (IFFs) has increased from US$50 billion in 2015 to over US$80 billion, former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, has saidFull text...

  • African Union Commission Chief concludes 1st phase of West African tour
    04 october 2018 13:51:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As part of his regular interactions with the Heads of State and Government of Member States, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) , Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Wednesday concluded a two-day visit to Senegal, the first phase of his visit to West Africa. Full text...

  • PACA calls for enhanced country-led approaches for sustainable aflatoxin mitigation in Africa
    04 october 2018 13:30:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has called on all AU Member States to tackle the impact of Aflatoxins through a strong continental vision supported by robust political will, as well as the establishment of the necessary technical structures and the promotion of coordinated approaches. Full text...

  • African Union tourism ministers launch push for broader tourism market
    04 october 2018 06:33:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - African Union Ministers of tourism launched a process of creating a single continental tourism market with a renewed push for the removal of visas at the end of a ministerial meeting in Nairobi on Wednesday.Full text...

  • AU Chairperson expected in Banjul on Wednesday
    03 october 2018 07:56:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), will arrive in Banjul on Wednesday for a two-day visit at the head of a six-man delegation during which he will meet Gambian President Adama Barrow.Full text...

  • 30 AU Police Officers leave Somalia on completion of tour of duty
    28 september 2018 18:58:43
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – A total of 30 Police Officers deployed in Somalia under the AU Mission, will leave the Horn of Africa country this weekend, after a year-long tour of duty, the Mission said on Friday. Full text...

  • Gender gaps in African agriculture holding back progress - FAO
    27 september 2018 11:01:57
    New York, US (PANA) - Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Full text...

  • Ebola control in Butembo: Africa CDC supports local Coordination Prevention Commission
    21 september 2018 14:11:40
    Butembo, DR Congo (PANA) - In order to support the Congolese Government's efforts in response to the 10th Ebola epidemic, the African Union (AU), through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), is contributing to this effort by providing professionals with proven skills who are actively involved in the control and eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease in Butembo city. Full text...

  • AU calls on Italian deputy Premier to withdraw 'slave' remark over African migrants
    18 september 2018 19:04:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) has called on Italian deputy Premier Matteo Salvini to retract remarks referring to African immigrants to Europe as "slaves" and urged Rome to consider improving its policies towards migrants. Full text...

  • AU wishes Ethiopians continued peace and joy in New Year
    11 september 2018 17:33:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has on behalf of “the entire African Union Family" extended best wishes to the Ethiopian people as they celebrated New Year 2011 on Tuesday. Full text...

  • AUC Chair commends retired president for respecting Malagasy constitution
    08 september 2018 12:48:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairman of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has noted with satisfaction the resignation of the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina, in accordance with the Malagasy Constitution, and the appointment, on 7 September, 2018, of Senate President, Rivo Rakotovao, as Acting President of Madagascar. Full text...

  • 'AUC Chief happy with recent positive developments in the Horn of Africa'
    08 september 2018 12:36:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, says he is encouraged by the recent positive developments in the Horn of Africa, in particular the improvement of relations between countries of the region. Full text...

  • China backs AU goal to silence guns in Africa by 2020
    05 september 2018 18:31:25
    Beijing, PR China (PANA) – President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on Wednesday reaffirmed his country’s support for the African Union’s goal of silencing the guns by 2020, as well as the integration of the continent. Full text...

  • China backs AU goal to silence guns in Africa by 2020
    05 september 2018 18:28:05
    Beijing, PR China (PANA) – President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on Wednesday reaffirmed his country’s support for the African Union’s goal of silencing the guns by 2020, as well as the integration of the continent. Full text...

  • AU deploys Election Observation Mission to Rwanda’s 2018 Parliamentary Elections
    29 august 2018 15:36:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, following an invitation from the Rwanda's National Electoral Commission, has approved the deployment of an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) in the Republic of Rwanda as the country prepares to hold Parliamentary Elections from 2 to 4 September, 2018. Full text...

  • AUC Chief participaties in SADC Summit in Windhoek
    17 august 2018 13:47:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is in Windhoek, Namibia, to take part in the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), scheduled to take place on 17 and 18 August 2018. Full text...

  • AUC continues investigation of alleged harassment of women within the Commission
    17 august 2018 13:46:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) says its High-Level Committee established, last June, by the Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, to investigate allegations of harassment against women staff members is continuing its work. Full text...

  • AUC Chairperson underlines civil registration, vital statistics improvement
    10 august 2018 16:32:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As Africa commemorates the first African Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) on Friday, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, called on all Governments to recognize the importance of CRVS.Full text...

  • Libyan Prime Minister calls for unification of Army
    10 august 2018 12:35:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Thursday called for the unification of the country's military who, despite the division and lack of equipment, stood valiantly alongside the security forces against terrorists, mercenaries, smugglers, and human traffickers. Full text...

  • LIA forced to abandon its Tripoli HQ due to militia coercion
    09 august 2018 13:19:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has been forced to abandon its headquarters at the downtown Tripoli Tower due to persistent militia coercion and interference in its internal affairs. Full text...

  • Libya ranked 7th most dangerous country in the world
    08 august 2018 15:57:45
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Global Peace Index 2108, published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, has ranked Libya the 7th most dangerous country in the world. Full text...

  • AU, AfDB, Afreximbank discuss establishment of African Pharmaceutical Development Fund
    08 august 2018 14:20:32
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Officials from the African Union (AU), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Import and Export Bank (Afreximbank) are holding a three-day meeting in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss practical steps towards the creation of a fund to support pharmaceutical manufacturing in Africa. Full text...

  • Chad, Libya, Niger and Sudan border security committee to meet in Khartoum
    08 august 2018 13:24:48
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The 3rd ministerial meeting aimed at strengthening the security of the joint border among Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger will be preceded on Wednesday by a meeting of their experts in Khartoum, Sudan. Full text...

  • Libya High National Elections Commission ready for forthcoming elections
    07 august 2018 13:55:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The head of Libya's High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Imad Al-Sayeh, has reaffirmed the readiness of the commission to hold the elections on time, through the geographical constituencies. Full text...

  • South Sudanese gov't, opposition sign final peace deal, end 4 years of conflict
    06 august 2018 15:23:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The parties to the conflict in South Sudan on Sunday evening signed a final peace pact, ending more than four years of conflict in the youngest nation. Full text...

  • AUC pledges support to DR Congo's electoral process
    06 august 2018 12:54:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - "Guided by the relevant instruments, including the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, the African Union will spare no efforts to help mobilize the necessary technical and logistical support for the successful organization of the DR Congo elections, scheduled for December 2018." Full text...

  • 643 Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya in 5 weeks – NEMA
    03 august 2018 13:52:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said no fewer than 643 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in the last five weeks. Full text...

  • UN-African Union partnership ‘not a choice but a necessity’, Security Council hears
    19 july 2018 06:39:18
    New York, US (PANA) - A stronger partnership between the United Nations and the African Union is “not a choice but a necessity” in tackling today’s complex peace and security challenges in Africa, a senior UN official said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • AUC Chair hails renewed friendly relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia
    17 july 2018 16:31:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has commended the Eritrean and Ethiopian leaders for their steadfast efforts to enhance reconciliation, trust and cooperation between their two countries. Full text...

  • Rights group says Chadians forced to pay heavy price for harsh austerity measures
    16 july 2018 06:46:17
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International on Monday published a report that criticises the Chadian authorities for a host of austerity measures that are pushing people into deeper poverty, undermining access to necessary health care and putting education beyond the reach of many. Full text...

  • Security Council downsizes AU-UN mission in Darfur, eying eventual exit
    14 july 2018 07:01:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur until the end of June next year, but reduced the number of troops deployed in the field with an eye towards the mission’s eventual exit, a UN statement said. Full text...

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