First conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (AU) -
  • Mahtar Mbow laments effects of globalisation on Africa
    08 october 2004 23:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Globalisation has taken a heavy toll on Africa, former UNESCO director Amadou Mahtar Mbow lamented Thursday at an inter-generation debate with African pupils and students at the University of Dakar. Full text...

  • Host Senegal declares Africa, Diaspora forum successful
    08 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said Friday that the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, which opened here Thursday, has recorded a string of successes. Full text...

  • Conflicts in Africa rooted in poverty, says Pan-Africanist
    08 october 2004 22:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pressing the case for a supranational State, a delegate to the ongoing conference of intellectuals in Dakar said Friday that the non-viability of most African States, reinforces the argument for them to pool resources in a common entity, The United Africa (UA). Full text...

  • Intellectuals x-ray Pan-Africanism at Dakar conference
    08 october 2004 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pan-Africanism as a concept came under scrutiny Friday at the conference of intellectuals underway here, with members of a committee on the theme differing over the feasibility of a functionally united Africa. Full text...

  • NGO pushes for Constitution of "The United Africa"
    08 october 2004 21:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- As the Dakar conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora split into working committees Friday, the African Civil Society Organisation (ACSO) seized the occasion to market its proposed constitution for a supranational State, The United Africa. Full text...

  • Gadio urges Diaspora intellectuals to return to Africa
    08 october 2004 21:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio Friday extended a fervent plea to intellectuals in the Diaspora to return to Africa. Full text...

  • UNESCO hails involvement of Diaspora in African affairs
    08 october 2004 19:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO deputy director in charge of Africa, Nouréni Tidjani-Serpos believes that with the evolution of information and communication technologies, intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora do not need to return home before contributing toward continental development. Full text...

  • Former UNESCO boss lauds Africans for fortitude against odds
    08 october 2004 19:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A former United Nations official has praised generations of Africans for their strength in overcoming the danger, pains and adversities they have been subjected to for centuries. Full text...

  • African expert links development to industrial revolution
    07 october 2004 23:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Henri Hogbe Benlend, founder and first president of the African Mathematical Union, Thursday said the poor under-develoved of these days are those who missed the train of the 19th century industrial revolution. Full text...

  • Dakar forum intellectuals laud African leaders' vision
    07 october 2004 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Participants at the first conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opened here Thursday have praised African heads of state for their vision in promoting the speedy growth and development of the continent. Full text...

  • UNDP hails Dakar forum of Africa, Diaspora intellectuals
    07 october 2004 21:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commended the convening of a conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora now underway in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • African scientist urges resolve in bridging technology gap
    07 october 2004 21:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora underway here, an African scientist Thursday stressed at a plenary meeting that unalloyed commitment by governments was imperative in furthering science and technology in Africa. Full text...

  • Wade wants investment code in Africa
    07 october 2004 20:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade Thursday suggested to the African Union to draw up and agree on an investment code that all African countries must practice in order to avoid unfair competition on the continent. Full text...

  • Konare calls for African solidarity with Haitians
    07 october 2004 20:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Alpha Omar Konare, Thursday urged the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora to come up with a solidarity initiative in favour of troubled Haiti. Full text...

  • Konare calls for the building of a new Africa
    07 october 2004 19:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union Commission Chairperson, Alpha Omar Konare Thursday called for the building of a new Africa, where democracy, peace, institutional stability and genuine citizenship based on a shared vision of the future would be daily realities. Full text...

  • Africa, Diaspora intellectual forum opens in Dakar
    07 october 2004 19:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora opened here Thursday, with African Union Commission chairman, Alpha Omar Konare urging continental leaders to confide in intellectuals in the continent and abroad. Full text...

  • Wade slams "mediocre" experts in African governments
    07 october 2004 17:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade charged here Thursday that corrupt, but more especially incompetent cadres in administration were largely to blame for the raw deals African governments often received in transactions with Western countries. Full text...

  • Intellectuals can uplift Africa, says AU
    07 october 2004 17:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa needs its intellectuals both on the continent and in the Diaspora to gain respect within the international community, the African Union (AU) Commission said in a report to the conference of intellectuals, that opened in the Senegalese capital Thursday. Full text...

  • Museveni decries bottlenecks to Africa's development
    07 october 2004 16:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda said Thursday at the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora underway here, that internal and external factors, most of them a carry-over from the colonial period had continued to undermine efforts to develop the continent. Full text...

  • Africa needs progressive forces to forge integration - Mbeki
    07 october 2004 15:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa warned here Thursday that the renaissance and integration of Africa would be hard to attain without the mobilisation of progressive forces to bring about change on the continent. Full text...

  • Five presidents grace African Nobel laureates' gala night in Dakar
    07 october 2004 14:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Five African presidents attended Wednesday night's gala in honour of African Nobel laureates ahead of the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, which opened in the Senegalese capital Thursday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo tasks intellectuals in Africa, Diaspora on regional integration
    07 october 2004 14:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora should help guide the continent's integration process and rebirth after centuries of interference by outsiders, Nigerian President and African Union (AU) chair, Olusegun Obasanjo said in Dakar, Senegal Thursday. Full text...

  • African Nobel laureates plead for continental peace
    07 october 2004 13:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Nobel Prize winners pledged to rally other laureates from the continent and the Diaspora to work at instituting peace in Africa at a gala evening held Wednesday night ahead of the first conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opened Thursday in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Foreign Minister Gadio gives composition of Diaspora
    06 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In an interview with PANA on the eve of the 2003 Sun City-held summit, Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said the interest attached to the Diaspora was "to turn it into a sixth natural, historic, political, affective, and intellectual region of the continent". Full text...

  • Two Nobel Prize winners to attend Africa, Diaspora forum
    06 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Nobel Prize winners Frederick de Klerk of South Africa and Wole Soyinka of Nigeria will represent the Nobel Prize winners from Africa at a gala Wednesday night in their honour ahead of the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opens here Thursday. Full text...

  • AU wants intellectual thoughts adduced at Dakar meeting
    06 october 2004 22:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- It is the ardent desire of the African Union (AU) for participants to adduce an 'African intellectuals' thought' during the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opens here Thursday, AU Commission Chairperson Alpha Omar Konare said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mkandawire pleads for new brand of Panafricanism
    06 october 2004 22:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Delegates at the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora opening here Thursday have a huge task to cover twelve themes whose introductory papers are assigned to selected authors heading six commissions. Full text...

  • Wade anticipates success of the Conference of Intellectuals
    06 october 2004 21:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, due to open here Thursday, is almost certain to end in success, President Abdoulaye Wade told a news conference here Wednesday where African Union Commission Chairperson, Alpha Omar Konare was present. Full text...

  • Dakar conference delegate presses for African cultural identity
    06 october 2004 20:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- On the eve of the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora scheduled here, an informed delegate insisted Wednesday that a shared African identity was conceivable inasmuch as meeting points can still be observed in cultural variations that resulted from the artificial boundaries of colonisation. Full text...

  • APAC chief sees Dakar confab of African intellectuals as timely
    06 october 2004 18:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The conference of African intellectuals and their brethren from the Diaspora opening in Dakar Thursday could not be more timely, coming against the backdrop of frantic moves to cut a new image for the continent in global politics and economics, according to delegates already in the Senegalese capital for the meeting. Full text...

  • Nobel winners' gala to kick off intellectuals' meeting
    06 october 2004 14:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A gala event Wednesday for Nobel Prize winners, who are expected to make a "Declaration of Peace in Africa," will precede Thursday's official opening of the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Toumani Toure, other leaders to attend African, Diaspora meet
    06 october 2004 13:48:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure is among leaders who will take part in the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora which officially opens Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, a presidential communiqué said here. Full text...

  • Pires to attend African intellectuals forum in Dakar
    05 october 2004 21:40:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdean President Pedro Pires will attend the first conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora billed for Dakar, Senegal from 7-9 October, presidential sources disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian firm to set up "Diaspora Fund" for investment
    17 september 2004 20:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian financial company, Databank Financial Services Limited, said Friday it was in the process of establishing a Diaspora Fund to cater for the investment needs of citizens living outside the country. Full text...

  • Ghanaians abroad send back home up to a billion dollars
    15 september 2004 20:55:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaians living abroad could be sending back home as much as a billion dollars annually, Dr Valentino Mazzucato, a researcher working on the Ghana Transnational Network Research Programme (Ghana Transnet) indicated here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria woos US-based scientist
    10 september 2004 18:24:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Barely two months after US-based Nigerian scientist Gabriel Oyibo called for support from African countries to help transform his discovery into development, his home government has invited him to head a new initiative, the Nigerian Experts and Academics in the Diaspora Scheme (NEADS). Full text...

  • African intellectuals to converge in Senegal
    28 august 2004 18:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At the initiative of Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, the African Union Commission will organise the first conference of African intellectuals, including those in the Diaspora from 7-9 October in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Second Guineaspora convenes December in Bissau
    20 august 2004 09:38:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The second forum of Guinea-Bissau nationals in the Diaspora, called Guineaspora, will convene here in December, organisers said in a statement Thursday. Full text...

  • UNDP launches scheme to tap Somali Diaspora expertise
    18 august 2004 07:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Wednesday launched its first project to facilitate the transfer of Diaspora expertise to Somalia. Full text...

  • West Indian visual artists exhibit in Cotonou
    05 august 2004 18:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Plastic artists from Martinique and Guadeloupe are holding an exhibition at the Congress Palace in Cotonou as part of the third edition of the Gospel and Roots Festival. Full text...

  • Ivorian singer Aicha Kone prays for peace at home
    04 august 2004 11:06:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ivorian diva Aicha Kone has called for divine intervention for the urgent return of peace to her country, torn apart by civil war since September 2002. Full text...

  • Kerekou wants Africans, Diaspora bury historical hatchet
    03 august 2004 13:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Beninese President Mathieu Kerekou has urged Africans on the continent and those of the Diaspora to "transcend the wrongs of history and rethink" the development of the continent. Full text...

  • Benin honours 4 Africa, Diaspora personalities
    03 august 2004 13:08:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Four personalities from Africa and the Diaspora were conferred distinctions of the National Order of Benin on the sidelines of the third edition of the Gospel and Roots Festival, which opened here Monday. Full text...

  • Benin to host 3rd "Gospel and Roots" festival
    13 may 2004 19:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The third edition of the "Gospel and Roots" festival will hold 2-8 August in five Benin towns, organisers indicated here Wednesday, saying the event would this time around feature "Creole modes" capturing the West Indies through music, literature, plastic arts and gastronomy. Full text...

  • Daily urges Ethiopians in Diaspora to serve their nation
    02 january 2004 19:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- With a few home-grown professionals left in Ethiopia, a government-run daily in Addis Ababa has reminded those living abroad of the moral debt they have to pay to their native country. Full text...

  • Malian Diaspora meets in Bamako
    13 october 2003 20:35:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- President Amadou Toumani Toure opened the first ever forum of foreign-based Malians here Monday, with more than 200 delegates in attendance. Full text...

  • Gospel and Roots Festival for Florida in 2004
    14 august 2003 19:28:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Organisation for Reconciliation and Development (RADCORP) is to organise in 2004, in Florida (US), the first American edition of the Gospel and Roots Festival, organisers announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • About 350,000 Comorans live abroad
    14 august 2003 13:19:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- About 350,000 Comorans live abroad, 200,000 of them in France alone, according to a survey financed by the World Bank and carried out on behalf of the General Commission of Planning as part of the search for new means of combating poverty. Full text...

  • Images from Ituri embarrasses Congolese in the US
    20 june 2003 23:08:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congolese residing in the United States were embarrassed by the ghastly images broadcast on major US television channels regarding the gun battle in Ituri, DR Congo, media reports said here Friday. Full text...

  • IOM's transfer programme targets Cape Verde
    07 may 2003 14:39:00
    Praia- Cape Verde, (PANA) -- Cape Verde will be the first African country to benefit from the Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) programme, an initiative launched by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to encourage the return of competence and bolster institutional capacity on the continent, sources here hinted Tuesday. Full text...

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