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20th African Union Summit, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia, 21st-28th january 2013
  • Kenya: AU Commission inaugurates Kenya Red Cross Hospital
    12 february 2014 13:55:46
    Daadab, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Commission has formally inaugurated the Kenya Red Cross Hospital in Daadab Camp to provide services to the Daadab refugee population and the host community. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African Innovation Summit focuses on African Strategy on Science, Tech
    12 february 2014 09:28:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Innovation Summit, which was recently held in Cabo Verde, focused on the African Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Experts discuss implementation plan for African strategy on meteorology
    11 february 2014 09:44:41
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Director for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union (AU) Commission Abebe Haile Gabriel has said the development of the Implementation Plan for the integrated African strategy on meteorology is 'cardinal' as it would improve the generation of climate information on the African continent. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AU special summit on employment holds in Ouagadougou
    03 february 2014 15:10:07
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – African leaders will hold a special summit on employment and poverty reduction in Burkina Faso next September, according to a communique issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and received by PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Kenya hosts African Institute for Remittances
    03 february 2014 12:30:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Executive Council has accepted Kenya's offer to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR), which is due to take off this year and become fully operational in 2015, the AU Commission (AUC) said here Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC launches African Union Foundation
    02 february 2014 12:32:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Saturday launched the "African Union Foundation" here with a message that there is the need to have alternative sources of funding for the organization so that "Africans can claim ownership of the foundation".Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African leaders move to set up continental standby force
    31 january 2014 18:44:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African heads of state and government concluded their 22nd ordinary summit here late Friday, resolved and committed to creating a force that would step in whenever the need arises in any of their countries to stamp out a rebellion. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 'African needs to fast track capacity building to achieve Vision 2063'
    31 january 2014 16:46:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa has to fast track its capacity development if the African Union’s Vision 2063, designed to get the entire continent to middle- or upper-income level, is to be achieved, according to Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, the Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Angola wants AU to give priority attention to Western Sahara
    31 january 2014 16:17:08
    Addis Ababa, Éthiopia (PANA) – The Western Sahara issue, especially the achievement of its self determination, should be taken as a priority on the agenda of the African Union (AU), according to the Angolan Vice President, Manuel Domingos Vicente, who is attending the Summit of African leaders in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Nigeria affirms Africa's position on post MDG development agenda
    31 january 2014 15:32:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigeria on Friday affirmed the African Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, as set out in the African Union (AU) policy document of March, PANA reported Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 2 West African researchers receive Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards
    31 january 2014 15:25:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – This year’s African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards for top African researchers have been presented to two scientists from Burkina Faso and Nigeria.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 'Tough sanctions await perpetrators of trouble in South Sudan'
    31 january 2014 15:04:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union (AU) has declared its determination to hold accountable those responsible for the reported skirmishes in South Sudan after the parties signed an agreement to cease hostilities.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Angola promises humanitarian assistance to CAR's populations
    31 january 2014 14:29:18
    Addis Ababa, Éthiopia (PANA) – Angola will provide humanitarian assistance to populations affected by the war in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), according to the Angolan Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente, who is attending the Summit of African leaders in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Angola welcomes Madagascar's readmission to AU
    31 january 2014 14:20:55
    Addis Ababa, Éthiopia (PANA) – Angola has expressed the hope that Madagascar's readmission into the African Union (AU) fold will encourage other State victims of unconstitutional changes of government to speed up restoration of constitutional order. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: EU announces new cash support for security, elections in CAR
    31 january 2014 14:01:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The European Union (EU) is ready to give 25 million euros as new support to the African-led operation in Central African Republic (CAR) based on a request to be made by the African Union (AU), the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 'AU member states must lead efforts to end conflicts in Africa'
    31 january 2014 11:02:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa needs concrete actions to put an end to several conflicts raging across the continent, with African countries themselves making greater effort to meet expectations of the affected populations, according to the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Morocco rules out return to AU until...
    31 january 2014 09:00:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Morocco has ruled out any plan to return to the African Union (AU) until the continental body withdraws its 1984 recognition for the independence of Western Sahara. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African Union underlines fair, transparent polls in Egypt
    31 january 2014 07:55:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has urged the interim authorities in Egypt to ensure the broadest possible participation in the country’s forthcoming elections and to make the polls free, fair and transparent. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: New AU chair wants international conference on migration
    31 january 2014 07:49:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania has assumed office as the new African Union (AU) chairperson with a proposal for the holding of a “major international conference” on migration and its impact on African economies. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU welcomes UNSC sanctions on CAR
    31 january 2014 07:38:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the UN arms embargo imposed on the Central African Republic (CAR) as well as the travel restrictions and freezing of assets of CAR individuals and entities as designated by the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Nigeria ready to share agric successes with other African nations
    30 january 2014 19:17:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigerian leader, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Thursday disclosed that about US$ 11 billion have been invested in Nigeria’s agricultural sector by private investors and development partners since the Federal Government launched the country’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda in 2011. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Jonathan wants AU mechanisms for conflict resolution strengthened
    30 january 2014 19:04:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigeria's President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday called for urgent action to strengthen existing African Union (AU) mechanisms for the promotion of peace, security and political stability in Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC reports catastrophic situation in CAR
    30 january 2014 16:48:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – People displaced as a result of the conflict in Central African Republic (CAR) is currently put at nearly 900,000, including about 500,000 in Bangui, the capital, with 100,000 camping at the airport, according to the latest report of the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on the situation in the strife-ridden country. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC says committed to improve links with stakeholders
    30 january 2014 15:04:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Set to carry out its three-year Strategic Plan, the African Union Commission (AUC) said Thursday it was committed to improve both internal and external communication with stakeholders of the Union. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU Chairperson launches Africa’s year of agriculture
    30 january 2014 14:17:52
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – For most of African countries, agriculture constitutes the development battlefield where they can win the war on poverty, hunger and indignity, the newly-elected African Union Chairperson, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Africa requires 'one voice' in global negotiations
    30 january 2014 11:44:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African countries should speak with one voice on the basis of a common position in defining the nature of international development cooperation for the next decades, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Mauritania assumes AU chairmanship
    30 january 2014 11:39:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was Thursday unanimously elected new Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: President Zuma thanks Africa for its support
    30 january 2014 11:37:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has expressed his country’s gratitude to member countries of the African Union (AU) for standing by the South African people during their struggle for majority rule and the death of the nation’s founding father, Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Preparation of Africa’s Agenda 2063 enters final stage
    30 january 2014 08:39:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After extensive consultations with the various sectors of the African civil society and the Diaspora over the last four months, the African Union Commission (AUC) is finalising the draft continental agenda on the Africa they want by 2063, the Commission has reported. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma presents SA's progress report to APRM summit
    30 january 2014 07:48:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday presented South Africa's third progress report on the implementation of the country's National Programme of Action to the 20th Summit of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Forum Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Dlamini Zuma wants agriculture made attractive to youth
    29 january 2014 18:33:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Africa needs to find a way of making agriculture attractive to young people who can become an engine for industrialization, African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson, Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini Zuma, has said. Full text...

  • Burundi: Nkurunziza to attend AU Summit in Ethiopia
    29 january 2014 15:34:18
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Burundian president, Pierre Nkurunziza, is due in Addis Ababa Wednesday where he attend the 22th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government, according to official communique issued here. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AfDB props up capacity building for African infrastructure
    29 january 2014 15:29:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Union Commission (AUC) Wednesday signed an accord, worth US$ 8.9 million, as capacity building grants for projects aimed at Africa’s physical and economic integration. Full text...

  • Congo: President Nguesso for AU summit
    29 january 2014 14:41:25
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese President, Denis Sassou Nguesso, was due Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to take part in the 22th ordinary session of the Summit of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government, scheduled for 30-31 January, PANA reported.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Equatorial Guinea signs up for APRM
    29 january 2014 14:22:01
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Equatorial Guinea has become the 34th participating country of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) after President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo signed here Wednesday his country’s accession to the mechanism. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Africa steps up use of domestic resources on infrastructure development
    29 january 2014 12:03:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African countries now finance a significant share of their infrastructure projects with domestic resources, after such resources accounted for 47 percent of the total amount expended on projects in 2012, Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU to pass resolution in support of Palestine self-determination
    29 january 2014 11:56:20
    Addis, Ababa (Ethiopia) - African leaders gathered in Addis Ababa for their 30-31 Jan. summit are expected to pass a resolution reaffirming their support for the total liberation of Palestine, a top diplomat told PANA in the Ethiopian capital Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU Summit asked to declare 2016 African Human Rights Year
    29 january 2014 11:45:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa’s premier human rights bodies have asked the African Union (AU) to declare 2016 the continent's human rights year marking a veritable watershed in its human rights trajectory. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU Commissioner for Development to attend AU Summit
    29 january 2014 10:09:16
    Brussells, Belgium (PANA) - EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will attend the African Union (AU) Summit due to open Thursday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the EU said in a statement obtained by PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: South Africa, Niger join AU PSC
    29 january 2014 10:05:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Africa and Niger are among the 10 countries elected Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as new members of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council for a two-year term, PANA reported Wednesday, quoting diplomatic sources here. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: NEPAD orientation committee takes stock of continental progress
    29 january 2014 09:58:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Despite the progress made over the last decade in the implementation of programmes under the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), participating countries should have clarity of objectives and focus in order to ensure greater success, according to Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma arrives in Addis Ababa for AU session
    29 january 2014 08:44:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the African Union (AU) summit which gets underway Thursday, under the theme: "2014 - Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, Marking the 10th Anniversary of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme". Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU calls on international community to assist Madagascar
    28 january 2014 22:29:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) has called on the international community to provide the necessary support to Madagascar to help the country consolidate the “remarkable gains” it has made.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan to attend 22nd AU Summit in Ethiopia
    28 january 2014 19:34:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja on Wednesday for Addis Ababa where he will attend the 22nd Summit of the African Union Heads of State and Government which begins in the Ethiopian capital Thursday, a presidency press statement indicated here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Al-Bashir due in Addis for AU summit
    28 january 2014 16:29:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was due in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday to participate in the 22nd ordinary session of the African Union (AU) summit holding 30-31 January, official sources told PANA.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 'Full use of available resources can make Africa global food exporter'
    28 january 2014 16:09:41
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Africa has all it takes to meet its own food needs and be a significant part of the response to the global challenge of feeding an increasing world population, according to a senior official of the African Union Commission (AUC). Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 'Governance improving in Africa, but....'
    28 january 2014 14:46:29
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Africa’s governance landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade with more multiparty elections than military coups, but the continent is not yet out of the woods, according to the African Union (AU)’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Aisha Abdullahi. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian president to attend AU Summit
    28 january 2014 12:24:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Tuesday left Nouakchott for Addis Ababa to attend the African Union (AU) Summit scheduled for later this week in the Ethiopian capital, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African countries need united action on infrastructure development
    28 january 2014 10:59:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African countries need to act as one in implementing the continent’s programme for infrastructure development, which was approved by the Assembly of the African Union (AU) in January 2012, AU Commission Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African leaders told to build inclusive societies to end conflicts
    27 january 2014 12:30:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Monday urged political leaders on the continent to build inclusive and tolerant societies if they want to put an end to civil wars and other violent conflicts. Full text...

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