Francophonie (OIF) -
  • Conflicts come to the fore at OIF summit
    25 november 2004 21:04:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- With some 50 countries within the Francophonie in conflict or post-conflict situations, deliberations at the OIF summit here would for the greater part focus on social and political tensions that undermine sustainable development. Full text...

  • Of the Francophonie and its expanse
    25 november 2004 19:47:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- About 500 people live in countries of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF). Full text...

  • NGOs prepare parallel summit to Francophonie Saturday
    25 november 2004 16:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in France Thursday announced preparations to hold a parallel summit Saturday in Grenoble to Francophonie summit that begins Friday in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Francophone mayors end 24th general assembly
    25 november 2004 16:11:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) has commended the moral and final performance of its board for fiscal 2003/2004 as satisfactory. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou summit sees 'unique' participants
    25 november 2004 15:39:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, his Congolese counterpart Joseph Kabila and Rwanda's Paul Kagame will be among distinct participants expected at the 10th Summit of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF). Full text...

  • Malian president to attend Ouagadougou Francophonie summit
    25 november 2004 11:26:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- President Amadou Toumani Touré of Mali will attend the 10th International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) summit opening Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sources close to the presidency told PANA in Bamako. Full text...

  • Cape Verde president to attend Francophonie summit
    25 november 2004 09:52:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- President Pedro Pires of of Cape Verde will attend the 10th International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) summit Friday and Saturday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, official sources revealed to PANA in Praia. Full text...

  • Francohphonie ministers adopt agenda for 10th OIF summit
    25 november 2004 09:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Francophonie Conference of Ministers has adopted the agenda and programme of the 10th International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) summit, while discussions are continuing on major issues, including the "Ouagadougou Declaration" and a 10-year Sustainable Development Plan. Full text...

  • OIF resolution urges preparation for Tunis IT summit
    24 november 2004 23:32:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A draft resolution adopted by the political commission of the International Francophonie Organisation urges good preparation for the second phase of the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) slated for 2005 in Tunis. Full text...

  • OIF countries urged to preserve cultural heritage
    24 november 2004 22:43:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Francophonie ministerial conference (CMF), which met here Wednesday exhorted members to preserve their cultural heritage and to encourage creativity. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso hosts fourth Francophonie summit on African soil
    24 november 2004 10:35:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, hosts the 10th Francophonie summit Friday and Saturday, which will be a turning point since the French President Francois Mitterrand convened the first gathering of its kind in February 1986. Full text...

  • OIF structures
    23 november 2004 22:25:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- In addition to the conference of French-speaking heads of state and government, the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) has a conference of ministers and a permanent council. Full text...

  • Ouaga University gets Senghor Francophonie chair
    23 november 2004 19:40:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ouagadougou University president Joseph Paré was Monday appointed to hold the Senghor chair of the Francophonie for Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou fourth venue of Francophone summit in Africa
    23 november 2004 18:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 10th Francophonie summit convening from 26-27 November in Ouagadougou under the theme "Francophonie, a space of solidarity for a sustainable development", will be the fourth held on the African continent. Full text...

  • Burkinabes welcome Francophonie summit delegates
    23 november 2004 17:53:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The warmth that greets visitors upon arrival at Ouagadougou airport is nothing compared to what attendants express to delegates arriving here for the tenth summit of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) scheduled 26-27 November. Full text...

  • CPF lays groundwork ahead of Francophonie summit
    23 november 2004 16:35:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Francophonie Permanent Committee (CPF) Tuesday proffered a number of issues for discussions at the ministerial conference and 10th Francophonie Summit of heads of state and government slated for 26-27 November in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital. Full text...

  • OIF scribe sues to decriminalise press offences
    22 november 2004 14:46:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), Abdou Diouf said he would ask OIF member countries to decriminalise press- related offences and those of conscience. Full text...

  • Mauritian premier for Ouagadougou Francophonie summit
    22 november 2004 10:59:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Paul Berenger will attend the 26-27 summit of the Francophonie in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, official sources disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • Abdou Diouf says OIF is not donor agency
    19 november 2004 23:42:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) is not a money lender and therefore does not fund micro-finance enterprises or small projects, OIF Secretary General Abdou Diouf clarified here Friday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso issues stamps for Francophonie summit
    19 november 2004 22:15:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso has issued a stamp to commemorate the 10th Francophonie heads of state and governments summit scheduled 26-27 November. Full text...

  • FILO 5th edition kicks off in Ouagadougou
    18 november 2004 15:09:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The fifth International Book Fair of Ouagadougou (FILO) entered its second day Thursday attracting several writers, publishers, students and members of the public at exhibition stalls. Full text...

  • French-speaking writers, intellectuals meet in Ouagadougou
    18 november 2004 07:51:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The general administrator of the Francophonie intergovernmental Agency, Roger Dehaybe enjoined French-speaking writers and intellectuals here Wednesday to contribute towards global unity while recognising cultural diversity. Full text...

  • Chartered accountants in Francophone zone meet
    16 november 2004 22:52:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The International Federation of Francophone Chartered and Certified Accountants has convened its 13th meeting in Ouagadougou to discuss the theme, "Financial transparency, an essential element of sustainable development". Full text...

  • Comoran president Azali off to Burkina Faso
    16 november 2004 15:27:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Comoran president Azali Assoumani left here Tuesday for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to participate in a Francophone summit in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Sudan to raise Darfur issue at Francophonie Summit
    10 november 2004 17:46:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The government of Sudan is determined to raise the Darfur problem at the summit meeting of the International Organisation of the Francophonie taking place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso later this month, according to officials of the Foreign Ministry in Khartoum. Full text...

  • Berenger to attend Francophonie summit in Burkina Faso
    02 november 2004 12:51:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Paul Berenger will take part in the Francophonie summit slated for 23-28 November in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, official sources have said. Full text...

  • CONFEMEN conference holds in Mauritius
    20 october 2004 10:38:00
    Grand Bay- Mauritius (PANA) -- The 51st Conference of Ministers of Education of French-speaking Countries (CONFEMEN) is under way at the International Conference Centre in the northern Mauritius town of Grand Bay, official sources have said. Full text...

  • OIF says preparation on track for summit
    27 september 2004 20:58:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) Abdou Diouf said here Monday that he was "totally satisfied" with preparations for the 10th Francophonie Summit slated for 27-28 November in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Abdou Diouf due in Mauritius Tuesday
    13 september 2004 10:25:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), Abdou Diouf is expected to arrive here Tuesday for a three-day official visit to Mauritius, official sources disclosed Monday. Full text...

  • Niger prepares anti-dope plan for Francophonie games
    23 june 2004 18:21:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger has formulated a plan to prevent doping among athletes during the 5th Francophonie Games to be held in Niamey in December 2005. Full text...

  • Minister propagates French language in Bata
    28 may 2004 21:49:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- At the behest of Infrastructure minister Teodoro Nguemo Obiang (son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema), more than 10,000 French dictionaries have been distributed in primary and secondary schools in Bata, the country's second largest city located on the mainland. Full text...

  • Azali briefs Abdou Diouf on Comoros peace process
    18 may 2004 21:11:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Comorian President Assoumani Azali, on a private visit to France, Tuesday briefed Abdou Diouf, secretary- general of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), on the progress made to end in the Comorian crisis, reliable sources said. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou hosts CISL forum
    12 may 2004 22:56:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The French-speaking branch of the International Free Unions Confederation (CISL) begins a three-day forum on union claims here Thursday, a release announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Brazzaville to host 6th CONFEJES meeting
    09 march 2004 11:23:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The executive board of the Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers of French-speaking Countries (CONFEJES) would hold its 6th meeting here 10-20 March, official sources indicated Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ex-Cape Verdean president named OIF envoy for Haiti
    04 march 2004 11:53:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) has appointed former President Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro of Cape Verde as its special envoy to monitor the situation in Haiti. Full text...

  • Chadian Foreign Minister leaves for Paris Francophonie meeting
    17 december 2003 17:15:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chadian Foreign Minister Nagoum Yamassoum left N'djamena Wednesday for Paris where he is to attend Thursday's 19th session of the Francophonie ministerial conference. Full text...

  • Abdou Diouf's mediation visit hits Ivorian headlines
    02 october 2003 19:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The visit to Cote d'Ivoire of former Senegalese president and now secretary-general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (IOF), Abdou Diouf, is on the front pages of most Ivorian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Francophonie head Abdou Diouf visits Abidjan Wednesday
    01 october 2003 13:41:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) secretary general and former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf is scheduled to begin a three-day visit here Wednesday evening, reliable sources told PANA in the Ivorian. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou to host Francophonie Summit in November 2004
    29 september 2003 21:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Burkinabe authorities have fixed the next Francophonie summit in Ouagadougou for 26-27 November 2004, according to Burkinabe diplomatic sources in Paris. Full text...

  • King Mohamed VI, OIF boss meet in northern Morocco
    03 september 2003 18:54:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohamed VI of Morocco and the Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), Abdou Diouf, on Wednesday held talks on a range of issues in the northern town of Tetouan, an official source has revealed here. Full text...

  • African public press meets in Bamako
    20 august 2003 19:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Editors-in-chief from several African public media organs are attending a training workshop here on "print media and the mission of public service" organised by the Malian ministry of New Information and Communication Technologies with the support of the Francophonie agency. Full text...

  • Mauritian ex-President Uteem, gets Francophonie Council job
    20 august 2003 16:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian former President Cassam Uteem, has been appointed to the International Francophonie Organisation's Consultative Council. Full text...

  • Francophonie youths to convene in Cameroon 29 August
    14 august 2003 19:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Federation of Cameroonian Youth Associations (CAJC) and the Francophonie Inter-governmental Agency (AIF) has organised the first meeting of youths from Francophone countries on sustainable development 29 August in Cameroon. Full text...

  • Abdou Diouf expected in Ouagadougou Saturday
    04 july 2003 20:41:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The secretary-general of the International Francophonie organisation (OIF), Abdou Diouf, is expected in Ouagadougou Saturday for a three-day working visit, the foreign ministry announced here Friday. Full text...

  • French-speaking countries prepare for Cancun conference
    26 june 2003 19:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A meeting of top officials from French- speaking countries involved in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks opened here Wednesday with focus on the stakes of the Cancun (Mexico) conference for the French-speaking world. Full text...

  • OIF boss condemns failed coup in Mauritania
    13 june 2003 23:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) has stongly condemned the abortive coup mounted last weekend by a unit of the Mauritanian army against President Maaouya Ould Taya's regime. Full text...

  • Cape Verde advocates stronger ties with Francophonie
    21 may 2003 23:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cape Verde's minister for cabinet affairs Arnaldo Andrade Ramos on Wednesday called for stronger ties between Praia and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF). Full text...

  • OIF secretary general Abdou Diouf visits Kinshasa
    25 april 2003 23:50:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) secretary general Abdou Diouf begins a two-day official visit to the Democratic Republic Congo (DR Congo) on Friday. Full text...

  • Francophonie boss Diouf expected in Kinshasa in April
    28 march 2003 20:43:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Secretary general Abdou Diouf of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (IOF) will visit Kinshasa in April for a working visit, official sources said here Friday. Full text...

  • Diouf, Francophonie new chief, to visit Kinshasa
    22 january 2003 19:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Abdou Diouf, new Secretary General of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (IOF) is to visit DR Congo soon, Isabel Ruth Matchik Tsombe, an official of the Paris-based organisation, said in Kinshasa. Full text...

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