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Accra 2007
  • Complexities of African problems strong case for unity- Ghana VP
    28 june 2007 13:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The magnitude and complexity of the challenges facing Africa compel its leaders to strengthen continental unity and solidarity, according to Ghana's Vice President, Aliu Mahama. Full text...

  • Organisations sue for freedom of expression in Africa
    28 june 2007 12:09:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Media and civil society organisations have asked the African Union (AU), during it summit in Ghana 1-3 July, to include an additional protocol in its African Human Rights Charter on the freedom of expression. Full text...

  • Six countries put under AU sanctions
    28 june 2007 11:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – The African Union (AU) Perma-nent Representatives Committee (PRC) has maintained sanctions against six countries which failed to pay their membership contribution arrears by 14 June 2007, an official source disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Angola advocates caution for an African government
    27 june 2007 21:58:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan head of state, José Eduardo dos Santos, took the view Tuesday in Luanda that African heads of state must, after colonisation, reassert and consolidate their independence at political and economic levels, before creating supranational structures. Full text...

  • Human rights groups want UN/AU force in Darfur quickly
    27 june 2007 21:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The International Federation of Human Rights and allied organisations have urged African leaders attending the African Union summit in Accra to ensure an immediate deployment of a hybrid UN-AU force to restore peace in Darfur, as agreed upon by UN Resolution 1706 ten months ago. Full text...

  • Kadhafi arrives in Abidjan on West African tour
    27 june 2007 20:50:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • African union project has failed, says Kadhafi
    27 june 2007 20:28:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The repeated failures of the summits of the African Union (AU) heads of states have resulted in a fiasco of this organisation, and this can be seen in the dysfunctioning of its main bodies, Libyan leader, Moammar Kadhafi said in Conakry. Full text...

  • African masses are attached to unity, says Kadhafi
    27 june 2007 19:52:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi has expressed the wish to see Africa adopt a common stance concerning the achievement of federal government during the African Union (AU) Summit scheduled 1-3 July in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. Full text...

  • Ghana makes strong case for Union Govt for Africa
    27 june 2007 19:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has made a strong case for the political and economic integration of Africa, with the ultimate goal of the emergence of a United States of Africa, saying it is in line with the trend around the world. Full text...

  • 20 African First Ladies for Accra meeting
    27 june 2007 19:02:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- At least 20 African First Ladies have indicated intentions to attend a meeting of the African First Ladies scheduled in Accra 2 July on the sidelines of the 9th ordinary summit of the AU summit, according to Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD. Full text...

  • AU may extend tenure of Konare
    27 june 2007 18:55:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD, Nana Akufo-Addo, hinted Wednesday that the tenure of AU Commission Chairperson, Alpha Oumar Konare, might be extended till the next AU summit in January to ensure a smooth transition. Full text...

  • Rights activist urges African leaders to end killings in Darfur
    27 june 2007 11:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Darfur human rights advocate, Salih Mahmoud Osman, has called on African leaders to be courageous and ask Sudan to stop the torture, killings and other forms of human rights abuse in the country's province of Darfur. Full text...

  • Dissension looms ahead of AU summit in Accra
    27 june 2007 09:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) summit scheduled 1-3 July in Accra, Ghana is likely to be difficult and controversial, judging by the divergences of African leaders concerning their positions on the sole agenda item -- the establishment of the United States of Africa. Full text...

  • Kadhafi urges African leaders to listen to the masses
    26 june 2007 19:50:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Kadhafi sees greater say for masses in African unity
    26 june 2007 17:19:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) - – Africa "is going through a new era marked by the involvement of the popular masses in the quest for unity," Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi said here. Full text...

  • AI challenges African leaders on human rights
    26 june 2007 12:55:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Rights group Amnesty International (AI) has urged African leaders to seize the opportunity offered by the 9th ordinary summit of the African Union (AU) in Accra 1-3 July to make good their promises and commitments on human rights issues. Full text...

  • Kadhafi not happy with AU structures
    26 june 2007 09:42:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi has castigated the African Union (AU) structures, saying they have failed in their missions and were therefore ineffective. Full text...

  • Africa's women support funding mechanism for AU govt
    25 june 2007 20:28:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The 10th pre-summit consultative meeting on gender mainstreaming in the African Union (AU), which ended here Sunday ahead of the African Unit Summit, has thrown its support for the proposal to impose US$5 tax on each ticket bought for inter state travels and US$10 on each ticket for travellers between Africa other continents as a viable funding for the proposed African Union Government. Full text...

  • Kadhafi harps on African union government
    25 june 2007 18:33:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, here Monday, reiterated his call for an African union government. Full text...

  • AU shuns Paris conference on Darfur
    25 june 2007 10:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – The African Union (AU) has -boycotted the Paris international conference on Darfur, which opened here Monday. Full text...

  • AU delegation demands free, fair elections in Comoros
    25 june 2007 09:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) - – The African Union (AU) ministerial delegation that met in Comoros Sunday to resolve the new crisis in the autonomous island of Anjouan has demanded free and fair presidential elections in compliance with the AU security plan. Full text...

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