Mali Crisis -
  • ECOWAS Defence Chiefs discuss Mali in Abidjan
    06 april 2012 09:09:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An emergency meeting of the ECOWAS Joint Chiefs of Defence Staff opened Thursday in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital, to discuss the political situation in Mali, including the possible deployment of a regional military force to the country. Full text...

  • Belgium issues Mali travel alert
    03 april 2012 17:52:17
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium has asked its nationals to refrain from going to or leaving Mali, a government communiqué issued Tuesday in Brussels disclosed. Full text...

  • Mali presidential candidate advocates sub-regional solution to Touareg crisis
    16 february 2012 22:18:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – A Malian presidential candidate is advocating a sub-regional solution to the present crisis in the north of the West African country. Full text...

  • Donor fatigue, conflict worsen humanitarian disaster in Somalia
    18 may 2011 14:06:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has called for urgent African support for Somalia to enable it deal with a drought, worsened by huge displacement of populations due to the ongoing military operations in the country. Full text...

  • Mauritania, Mali to strengthen security cooperation
    07 january 2010 17:11:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania and Mali have agreed to strengthen th eir security cooperation as part of the fight against cross-border crime, offici a l sources told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Somali health authorities seek urgent aid for children at risk of death
    11 september 2009 14:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The humanitarian crisis in Somalia has exposed over 70,0 00 acutely malnourished children to the risk of death, out of 285,000 children severely hit by the continuing fighti ng in the Horn of Africa nation, the Somali government said on Friday. Full text...

  • Tuareg rebels lay down weapons
    20 april 2009 14:15:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A group of 489 ex-combatants of the Tuareg rebel group in Mali have handed over their weapons to the authorities in the northern rural com m une of Tessit, thereby joining the peace process initiated in the region, nation a l daily L'Essor reported on Monday. Full text...

  • 'Ethiopian troops, militants committing atrocities in ruined Somalia'
    08 december 2008 16:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ethiopian troops, preparing to pull out of the war-ruine d Somalia, have once again been accused of committing war crimes, looting of civ i lian property and using civilians as human shields in the ongoing crisis in the c ountry. Full text...

  • African ministers bemoan failure of Somali peace efforts
    28 october 2008 14:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African foreign ministers Tuesday kicked off a meeting t o discuss the fate of troubled Somali government, whose legitimacy comes to an e n d within the next 10 months, leaving a major security vacuum in the region. Full text...

  • Mali enacts conflict prevention bill
    29 july 2008 13:08:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian Parliament has passed a bill for the ratification of the protocol on the mechanism for conflict prevention, management and settlement within the Community of the Sahelian-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), which it adopted on 5 May 2004, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Guinea sues for dialogue on border dispute with Mali
    16 november 2007 12:46:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinea has called for dialogue to resolve the border dispute with Mali, according to Guinea's Interior and Security Minister Mamado u Beau Keïta. Full text...

  • Opposition party sues for dialogue to settle crisis in northern Mali
    30 august 2007 11:56:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's opposition National Renaissance (PARENA) has called for dialogue as the only means of settling the crisis plaguing northern Mali. Full text...

  • International Contact Group discusses Somalia crisis
    20 october 2006 11:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Foreign Ministers, diplomats and conflict resolution experts from Africa, Europe and the U. Full text...

  • Kenya to continue crackdown against Somali warlords
    08 june 2006 20:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has vowed to press on with its crackdown against Somali warlords, warning them that those who use its territory to destabilize a neighbouring state would find its soil "hostile ground. Full text...

  • UN envoy pleads for end to Mogadishu killings
    27 may 2006 15:39:00
    Kisumu- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Secretary-General Special Representative for Somalia, Francois Fall, has condemned the resumption of hostilities in Mogadishu, which has killed 50 people. Full text...

  • IGAD seeks unified front to deploy troops in Somalia
    18 march 2006 17:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan Foreign Minister Ra-phael Tuju said on Saturday that a fragmented approach taken by key players, among them Somalia's neighbours, Britain and the United Nations, have hampered the deployment of troops to stabilise the war-torn country. Full text...

  • Somali MPs claim plot to end peace efforts
    10 may 2005 19:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali legislators warned of renewed violence in the peaceful Baidoa and Johwar regions, where the exiled administration in Nairobi was planning to relocate, blaming Ethiopia of undermining its attempts to restore peace. Full text...

  • Somali govt relocation only after AU troops deployment
    23 march 2005 15:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Somali government's relocation plan could be delayed by two months to enable the African Union and the regional authority IGAD to finalise deploying 6,800 troops, a senior Kenyan official said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Somali president, premier receive heroic welcome
    24 february 2005 16:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalis have given President Abdullahi Yusuf and his prime minister Mohammed Ali Ghedi a warm welcome after they landed in Mogadishu early Thursday to begin a week-long visit of the war-torn country. Full text...

  • UN experts survey Somali security situation
    14 december 2004 16:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN has responded to Somali interim leader Abdullahi Yusuf' request for aid in restoring political order in the war-torn country by dispatching a high-powered multi-agency team of UN officials to assess the situation on the ground. Full text...

  • Somali warlord claims "terrorists" behind Juba insurgency
    27 september 2004 17:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali warlord Mohammed Siad Hersi, who returned to Kenya Saturday to rejoin the ongoing peace talks, has denied fighting rival Juba Valley Alliance (JVA) and accused a group of four people he called "wanted terrorists" of committing atrocities in Juba. Full text...

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