Francophonie (OIF) -
  • OIF ministers to discuss reform proposals next month
    17 october 2005 19:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has scheduled a ministerial conference for 22- 23 November in Antananarivo, Madagascar to discuss proposals for reform in the organisation, reliable sources disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • OIF's Diouf slates visit to Cameroon
    10 october 2005 16:05:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The secretary-general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) Abdou Diouf, begins a three-day working visit of Cameroon Thursday, reliable sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • CAR needs to revamp its media landscape, says AIF
    16 september 2005 21:47:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Francophonie Intergovernmental Organisation (AIF)'s media officer, Tidiane Dioh, on Friday in Bangui called on Central African Republic media practitioners to "examine their conscience" in order to fashion a "new press" in the country. Full text...

  • Francophonie delegation visits Comoros
    08 august 2005 19:37:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- A delegation of experts from the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) is visiting Comoros to support its Constitutional Court in preparing the 2006 presidential election. Full text...

  • Francophonie parliament condemns coup in Mauritania
    04 august 2005 20:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Francophonie Parliamentary Assembly (APF) on Thursday strongly condemned the toppling of the former regime of President Maaouya Sid'Ahmed Ould Taya in Mauritania by army officers, and called for the immediate restoration of the constitutional legality. Full text...

  • Niger's media urged to observe Olympic spirit
    24 june 2005 19:57:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The director general of the National Organising Committee of the 5th Francophonie Games (CNJF), Seriba Mahamane Lawan, has urged media professionals to observe the Olympic spirit to assure success of the games set for 7-17 December in Niamey, Niger's capital. Full text...

  • OIF hails inter-Ivorian Pretoria accord
    09 april 2005 13:06:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Standing Council of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has commended the revival of dialogue between Ivorian political parties, which led to the signing on Wednesday of an accord in Pretoria, South Africa. Full text...

  • OIF lifts sanctions on Togo
    09 april 2005 11:08:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Standing Council of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has lifted sanctions it imposed on Togo in the wake of political events following the death of President Gnassingbe Eyadema last February, official sources affirmed here. Full text...

  • Francophonie games body to meet in Paris
    07 april 2005 11:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ministers who are members of the Francophonie International Games Committee (CIJ) will meet here Thursday to assess the status of the preparations for the 5th Francophonie Games slated for 10-17 December in Niamey, Niger. Full text...

  • OIF secretary-general to visit Bissau in May
    31 march 2005 20:51:00
    Bissau- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau's entry into the Francophonie "is welcome and our country should take advantage it," Prime Minister Carlos Gomes has said. Full text...

  • OIF sets plans for reforms in 2006
    21 march 2005 16:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) will initiate profound reforms in 2006 in order to make its structures "more visible and efficient," informed sources said here on Monday. Full text...

  • Francophones increasing in sub-Saharan Africa
    21 march 2005 09:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The number of French-speaking people has increased considerably in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean states, a Higher Francophonie Council report has said here. Full text...

  • Francophone auditors convene in Yaounde
    15 march 2005 14:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Control and internal audit have a positive role in ensuring competition for public and private administrations in developed countries, while developing countries are severely affected by the absence of such mechanism. Full text...

  • Francophonie business forum opens in Ouagadougou
    03 march 2005 19:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- International Organisation of the Francophonie (IOF) secretary general Abdou Diouf called Thursday for the cancellation of Africa's debt and the launch of a Marshall Plan to bolster development on the continent. Full text...

  • Niger leader launches Francophonie week
    16 february 2005 10:25:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger President Mamadou Tandja has officially launched the National Francophonie Week the government initiated to intensify preparations and the mobilisation of the people to make the 5th Francophonie Games slated for December in the country a resounding success. Full text...

  • Francophonie boss on tour of Central Africa
    10 february 2005 16:03:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) Secretary general Abdou Diouf on Thursday began a 10-day tour of Central Africa. Full text...

  • OIF suspends Togo's membership
    09 february 2005 20:18:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) on Wednesday suspended Togo from all its bodies based on "the gravity of the events that occurred in Lome following President Gnassingbe Eyadema's death". Full text...

  • Francophonie threatens Togo with suspension
    08 february 2005 21:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Francophonie Parliamentary Assembly (APF) on Tuesday condemned the violation of the constitution in Togo and threatened to suspend the country if the violation of constitutional legality is confirmed, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Francophonie scribe tours Africa
    04 february 2005 21:24:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) secretary general Abdou Diouf set off Thursday on a ten-day African trip during which he will visit Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR), sources confirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • Niamey to organise Francophonie Week
    03 february 2005 21:34:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A national Francophonie week has been slated here for 14-20 February, in prelude to the 5th Francophonie Games billed for Niger in December this year. Full text...

  • Mauritanian bids for Francophone sports ministers body
    17 december 2004 21:55:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania will field a candidate to the general secretariat of the Confederation of French- speaking Youths and Sports Ministers (CONFEGES), official sources said Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritania explains boycott of OIF Ouagadougou summit
    01 december 2004 19:52:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Communication minister Hamoud Ould Abdi on Wednesday said Mauritania boycotted the 10th Francophonie Summit held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 26-27 November to protest the West African nation's attitude regarding its security. Full text...

  • OIF adopts 10-year 'strategic' framework
    28 november 2004 19:29:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 10th summit of heads of state and government of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) adopted a 10-year strategic framework at its 26-27 November meeting here pledging to intensify the fight against poverty and to ensure sustainable development. Full text...

  • Compaore elated over successful hosting of OIF summit
    28 november 2004 16:41:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- President Blaise Compaore has said that Burkina Faso, "a land of freedom and dialogue", was proud to successfully host the 10th Summit of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) that ended here Saturday. Full text...

  • OIF urges Haitians to work for peace
    28 november 2004 15:59:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has urged the government and people of Haiti to work together for the restoration of peace and conciliatory political life in the country. Full text...

  • OIF reaffirms support to Middle East Road Map
    28 november 2004 14:19:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Leaders who attended the 10th Francophonie summit held here from 26-27 November expressed concern at the continuing violence in the Middle East and the group's attachment to the "Road Map", saying its implementation remains "the sole means to revive the peace process. Full text...

  • OIF calls on Central African leaders to respect poll calendar
    28 november 2004 13:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) leaders on Saturday in Ouagadougou urged authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) to respect the dates set for presidential and parliamentary elections to mark the end of the country's transitional process. Full text...

  • Francophonie summit adopts "Ouagadougou Declaration"
    28 november 2004 12:56:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 10th summit of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) ended here Saturday with the adoption of a final Declaration of Ouagadougou, which addresses various issues including sustainable development. Full text...

  • Francophonie leaders concerned over Sudan, Somalia
    28 november 2004 10:15:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Francophonie leaders concluded a summit here by expressing serious concern at the political and humanitarian situation in Eastern Africa, particularly in Sudan and Somalia and pleaded for the restoration of peace in those two countries. Full text...

  • OIF adopts world information society resolution
    27 november 2004 20:33:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Leaders of the Francophonie Saturday adopted a resolution appealing to all stakeholders to the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) to embrace information technology at the end of their two-day summit in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • OIF committed to DR Congo's territorial integrity
    27 november 2004 20:24:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie reaffirmed Saturday its commitment to respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the end of its two-day summit here. Full text...

  • OIF adopts world solidarity fund resolution
    27 november 2004 19:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Leaders of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) adopted a resolution on the World Solidarity Fund (WSF) during their last session Saturday here. Full text...

  • OIF hails culture's role in sustainable development
    27 november 2004 19:30:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Culture was one of the most important mainstays in the sustainable development of citizens, according to the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) Saturday here. Full text...

  • OIF adopts press freedom resolution
    27 november 2004 19:11:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has expressed concern over the multiple assaults and deadly violence directed towards journalists in carrying out their duties in Africa and elsewhere. Full text...

  • OIF sets up funding strategic framework
    27 november 2004 19:01:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) Saturday set up a strategic framework for a decade-long funding programme which will see the creation of single multilateral fund (FMU) jointly financed by the member states and bilateral partners. Full text...

  • OIF committed to Cote d'Ivoire's territorial integrity
    27 november 2004 16:45:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) Saturday reaffirmed in Ouagadougou its "firm commitment" to Cote d'Ivore's sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity during its two-day summit in the Burkinabe capital. Full text...

  • Africa's commitment to Francophonie underlined
    27 november 2004 16:23:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), Abdou Diouf, has highlighted in Ouagadougou Africa's commitment to the Fancophonie and the "major role the continent intends to play in it. Full text...

  • Francophonie grapples with economic challenges
    26 november 2004 23:56:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), a fervent advocate of cultural and linguistic diversity is, however, a poor economic bloc, hence the 10th summit devoted to sustainable development is an opportunity to explore ways and means to face economic challenges. Full text...

  • President Compaore lauds cultural diversity
    26 november 2004 23:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore said here Friday that cultural diversity could boost universal values if the international community embraced the notions of integration and solidarity. Full text...

  • 35 leaders attend 10th OIF summit
    26 november 2004 23:29:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Twenty-five Heads of State and 10 Prime Ministers or Heads of government are attending the two-day 10th International Francophone Organisation (OIF) summit, which opened in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Friday. Full text...

  • Burkinabe civil society urges people-oriented OIF
    26 november 2004 23:27:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Some 26 Burkinabe civil society organisations called Friday for orientation of Francophonie towards the promotion of democratic principles and practices and the prevention and resolution of conflicts among member states. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis worries leaders at Francophonie summit
    26 november 2004 17:12:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 10th International Organisation of the Francophonie summit opened Friday with speeches from Presidents and host Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Jacques Chirac of France and Omar Bongo Omdimba of Gabon. Full text...

  • Obiang Nguema off to Ouaga for Francophonie Summit
    26 november 2004 17:08:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema left Malabo Friday for Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to attend the 10th Francophonie summit, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis worries leaders at Francophonie summit
    26 november 2004 15:59:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 10th International Organisation of the Francophonie summit opened Friday with speeches from Presidents and host Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Jacques Chirac of France and Omar Bongo Omdimba of Gabon. Full text...

  • Economic Francophonie, a challenge for OIF members
    26 november 2004 14:31:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), a staunch defender of cultural and linguistic diversity, is yet an indigent economic area. Full text...

  • 10th Francophonie summit opens in Ouagadougou
    26 november 2004 12:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 10th sumit of the Internatioal Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) opend Friday at Ouagadougou's "Ouaga 2000" international conference centre at around 10. Full text...

  • Political tensions at Francophonie summit forefront
    26 november 2004 12:41:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- With 15 countries in conflict or post conflict phases in the Francophone states, which also are home to the world's least developed nations, the area is once again under threat of devoting the bulk of its tenth summit discussing social-political tensions at the expense of efficient and sustainable development schemes and programmes. Full text...

  • Francophonie summit organisers issue work programme
    26 november 2004 11:47:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ten-minute speeches by personalities from different geographical zones will mark the official kick-of of the 10th heads of states and government summit of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), which opens in Ouagadougou Friday. Full text...

  • Heads of state arrive in Ouagadougou for Francophonie summit
    25 november 2004 23:52:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- About 15 heads of state and six Prime ministers arrived here Thursday afternoon for the 10th Francophonie summit holding 26-27 November in the Burkinabe capital. Full text...

  • Annan urges Ivorians to implement Marcoussis, Accra III accords
    25 november 2004 23:38:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called on the Ivorian government and the New Forces to implement the Linas-Marcoussis and Accra III Accords, towards ending the 25-month political crisis in the country. Full text...

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