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20th African Union Summit, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia, 21st-28th january 2013
  • AU Special Summit: Infectious diseases, threat to Africa's development - Dlamini-Zuma
    15 july 2013 16:22:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Monday described HIV/AIDS and the other infectious diseases as threats to Africa's socio-economic development. Full text...

  • WHO says malaria vaccine possible by 2015
    14 july 2013 17:44:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Sunday that a vaccine for malaria may just be three years away. Full text...

  • AU ''needs'' US$3.6b annually for malaria prevention, control
    14 july 2013 17:32:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Africa Union (AU) said on Sunday it requires US$3.6 billion yearly for the prevention and control of malaria in the continent, which accounts for most of the malaria cases and deaths worldwide. Full text...

  • Dlamini-Zuma condemns attack on peacekeepers in Darfur
    14 july 2013 10:59:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has strongly condemned ''the senseless and unprovoked attack'' by unidentified gunmen on the African Union/UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeepers Saturday in which seven Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed and 17 others wounded. Full text...

  • Nigeria plans new intervention plan on malaria
    14 july 2013 00:11:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is planning a new intervention plan on malaria in order to boost Full text...

  • AU suspends Egypt following military's removal of President
    05 july 2013 12:07:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Friday suspended Egypt's membership of the 54-member bloc, saying the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi constitutes an unconstitutional change of government. Full text...

  • Leaders vow to end hunger in Africa by 2025
    03 july 2013 15:05:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders have vowed to end hunger on the continent by 2025 by sustaining the momentum of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). Full text...

  • AU hosts high-level international meeting on ending hunger in Africa
    19 june 2013 08:20:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - With nearly a quarter of Africa’s population still undernourished, the African Union (AU) will, from 30 June, host a two-day high-level international meeting here to focus on renewing partnership for a unified approach to end hunger in the continent. Full text...

  • AfDB, ECOWAS organise workshop on integration, mobility
    13 june 2013 16:18:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS, will organise a two-day workshop on ''common migration policy'' for the sub-region, AfDB said in a statement Thursday, obtained here by PANA. Full text...

  • AU-EU call for total implementation of DRC, Great Lakes peace deal
    12 june 2013 12:20:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) and the European Union (EU) Political and Security Committee (EUPSC) have called for full implementation of the Framework Agreement for Peace, Security and Cooperation in DR Congo and the Great Lakes region, signed here on 24 February 2013. Full text...

  • Dlamini Zuma wants South Sudan-Sudan tension eased, credible polls in Madagascar
    12 june 2013 12:01:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Avoiding a shutdown on landlocked South Sudan’s oil pipeline that runs through Sudan to the sea is currently the focus of the African Union (AU) efforts to ease tension between the two countries, AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU-EU meeting urges Sudan, South Sudan to address disputed border areas
    12 june 2013 09:19:52
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Sudan and South Sudan have been urged to address the issue of disputed and claimed border areas, recognising that their agreement could provide an important platform for cross-border cooperation in the framework of regional cooperation and integration. Full text...

  • AU-EU security meeting calls for rule of law, fair polls in Mali, Guinea Bissau
    12 june 2013 09:09:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Organisation of free, fair, transparent and inclusive elections could normalise situations in Mali and Guinea Bissau, according to a statement issued here at the end of a one-day joint annual consultation between the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council and the European Union (EU) Political and Security Committee. Full text...

  • AU official says Africa’s anti-trafficking initiatives benefit Europe
    11 june 2013 13:50:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Initiatives being taken by the African Union (AU) in countering terrorism and the trafficking of narcotics and human beings also benefit Europe in confronting the same crimes, AU Peace and Security Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • AUC chairperson prays for Mandela’s speedy recovery
    11 june 2013 07:35:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has sent former South African President Nelson Mandela a “get-well-soon” message, as he undergoes treatment in a hospital in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Belgian FM lauds AU's role in conflict resolution
    10 june 2013 20:18:27
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The Belgian Foreign Affairs minister, Didier Reynders, on Monday lauded the African Union (AU) for the key role it has played in the resolution of conflicts on the continent. Full text...

  • AU industry ministers to discuss post-2015 development agenda in Nairobi
    07 june 2013 12:16:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The 20th ordinary session of the Conference of the African Union Ministers of Industry (CAMI) is due to take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 10-14 June, it was officially announced here Friday. Full text...

  • ECA chief to be honoured for visionary, exemplary leadership
    07 june 2013 12:11:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Carlos Lopes, is among the five Africans to be honoured at a ceremony in New York, US, next week for his visionary and exemplary leadership and for playing an integral role in Africa’s development and progress over the last decade. Full text...

  • AU urges member states to diffuse tensions on national frontiers
    07 june 2013 12:04:52
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union (AU) member states should enable their borderland populations to be architects and privileged beneficiaries of African integration, AU Peace and Security Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra, said here Friday as the organisation observed the African Border Day. Full text...

  • Full transcript of PANAPRESS interview with AU Commission Chairperson
    05 june 2013 09:39:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After the recent celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union (AU), the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, talked about the legacy of the OAU and what Africans should expect in the next half century in the following interview with PANAPRESS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Full text...

  • Tanzanian General appointed UNAMID Force Commander
    05 june 2013 07:41:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and the African Union (AU) have announced the appointment of Tanzanian Lt.-Gen. Paul Ignace Mella as the new Force Commander of the UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), a UN statement said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU to Morocco: Quit SADR, stop persecuting Sahrawi people
    04 june 2013 08:36:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The lasting solution to the disputed sovereignty of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is to provide the people of Western Sahara the right to self-determination, as envisaged by the UN Declaration on Human Rights and the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU), according to AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Full text...

  • Where Africa will be in the next 50 years - Dlamini Zuma
    04 june 2013 07:50:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has projected a total transformation of Africa in the next 50 years, to build on the achievements of the founding fathers of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the AU. Full text...

  • Nigerian paper queries OAU Jubilee celebration, AU's relevance
    03 june 2013 14:48:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Nigerian newspaper has sharply criticised African leaders over their recent celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the Africa Union (AU), saying the celebration was lacking ''in highlight of accomplishments on social, political and economic fronts''. Full text...

  • Dlamini Zuma heads AUC delegation to TICAD V in Japan
    31 may 2013 08:04:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - For the first time, the African Union Commission (AUC) is co-organising the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the fifth edition of which opens Saturday in Yokohama, Japan. Full text...

  • ICC reiterates commitment to cooperate with AU
    29 may 2013 20:33:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) says the Court acknowledges and respects the African Union’s role as the continent’s main regional organization, reiterating its commitment to cooperate with the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • President Zuma satisfied with 21st AU Summit
    29 may 2013 08:18:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has expressed his satisfaction with the recently-concluded African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • AU urges ICC to end legal proceedings against al-Bashir and Uhuru Kenyatta
    27 may 2013 21:41:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The proceedings at the 21st AU summit ended on Monday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, with a strong criticism by the heads of State and government against the International Criminal Court (ICC), sources told PANA.Full text...

  • AU Summit: Leaders adopt 'forward looking' declaration on Africa’s development
    27 may 2013 14:22:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders Monday adopted and committed themselves to implementation of ‘The Proclamation on the 50th Anniversary of the OAU/AU’, which spells out the continent’s development path for the next 50 years. Full text...

  • AU Summit: Liberia’s president elected APRM chief
    27 may 2013 14:13:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Monday elected head of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as the 21st African Union (AU) summit wound up, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Africa rejects handouts to prop development efforts
    27 may 2013 13:00:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa will not wait for handouts from outside to help it carry out its development programmes, the continent's leaders decided as they concluded the 21st ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Assembly here Monday. Full text...

  • SADC wants elections in Madagascar to be held in July as scheduled, no postponement
    27 may 2013 11:50:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has rejected, after a summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, any postponement of the general elections scheduled for July in Madagascar. Full text...

  • AU to establish rapid reaction force
    27 may 2013 11:07:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The 21st Summit of the African Union (AU), which rounds off Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has decided to establish an African rapid reaction force to respond immediately to terrorist actions like that perpetrated in Niger last week, according to AU's Commissioner for Peace and Security Ramtane Lamamra. Full text...

  • Tanzanian daily tasks AU on Africa's prospects beyond 50 years
    27 may 2013 10:58:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - There’s a compelling need for the African leadership to inject into the African Union (AU) a dose of dynamism as populations of the member states focus on Africa’s prospects beyond 50 years, a private Tanzanian daily said Monday. Full text...

  • 21st AU Summit to close with proclamation
    27 may 2013 08:38:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The 21st African Union (AU) summit is due to close here Monday with a release of its milestone proclamation on the Golden Jubilee of the Organisation of African Unity(OAU)/AU, the AU Commission (AUC) has announced. Full text...

  • Mini-summit on East DRC held in Addis-Ababa
    26 may 2013 18:51:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A mini-summit on the current situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was held on Sunday on the sidelines of the African Union’s 21st summit here. Full text...

  • Nigeria to reinforce cooperation with neighboring states to deal with Boko Haram
    26 may 2013 18:43:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister Olugbenga Ashiru on Sunday in Addis Ababa expressed his country’s willingness to reinforce trans-border cooperation with its neighbours to effectively deal with the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Somalia urged to resume contribution to AU in 2014
    26 may 2013 18:01:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Somalia has been urged to resume its financial contribution to the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • AU presents first Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award
    26 may 2013 16:56:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has for the first time presented its Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award to two top scientists from Egypt and South Africa, at the ongoing 21st Ordinary Summit of African Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • 'Africa's future full of opportunity, hope'
    26 may 2013 14:44:25
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that Full text...

  • Strong leadership lightens AIDS, TB, Malaria burden - AU
    26 may 2013 14:35:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As a result of strong continental and national leadership, Africa has achieved significant gains in reducing the burden of AIDS, TB and Malaria as well as the social impact of the three diseases, the African Union (AU) Commission said in a report issued here Sunday. Full text...

  • UN chief commends Africa’s fight against communicable illnesses
    26 may 2013 14:28:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the collective efforts of African leaders in fighting communicable diseases, affirming support from the global organisation and its agencies to provide better health to the continent’s population. Full text...

  • OAU/AU founding fathers achieved their objectives, but.... - Pres. Jonathan
    26 may 2013 10:09:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has said the founding fathers of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the African Union (AU), have largely achieved the objectives they set for themselves, but that the continent faces new challenges which must be overcome for the continent to achieve its destiny. Full text...

  • Great Lakes regional leaders assess progress to lasting peace
    26 may 2013 08:48:41
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Finding lasting solutions to the conflict in the Great Lakes region is part of the first steps the African Union (AU) is taking in its re-dedication to the future of the continent, AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Gambia observes Africa's Liberation Day
    25 may 2013 18:58:00
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Africa will be the worlds' economic power house in the next 50 years if its leaders can get their acts together and push for a strong continent, a top Gambian government official predicted here Saturday on the occasion of celebrations marking the golden jubilee of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now renamed the African Unity (AU). Full text...

  • Mauritania celebrates OAU/AU 50th anniversary
    25 may 2013 15:22:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The 50th anniversary of the setting up of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now renamed the African Union (AU), was celebrated Friday evening in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, with a rally attended by senior government officials. Full text...

  • 21st AU Summit: NEPAD launches website on Africa’s infrastructure projects
    25 may 2013 14:02:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A web-based portal, called Virtual PIDA Information Centre (VPiC), was launched here Saturday as an innovative approach to storing and disseminating information about the African Union’s regional infrastructure programmes. Full text...

  • 21st AU Summit: AU grand debate raises fundamental issues for Africa’s progress
    25 may 2013 11:37:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Though Africa’s economic growth is generally strong, economic transformation remains a challenge across the continent, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, said at a Special African Union (AU) Summit holding here Saturday to commemorate the organisation’s golden jubilee.Full text...

  • African leaders in Special Summit to commemorate AU anniversary (Correcting headline)
    25 may 2013 11:26:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ideals of pan-Africanism and African Renaissance took centre stage as the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU) opened here Saturday with leaders expressing optimism over the continent’s confidence in itself, its ability and obligation to be drivers of its destiny. Full text...

  • 21st AU Summit: African leaders mark OAU/AU 50 years anniversary
    25 may 2013 09:18:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ideals of pan-Africanism and African Renaissance took centre stage as the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU) opened here Saturday with leaders expressing optimism over the continent’s confidence in itself, its ability and obligation to be drivers of its destiny. Full text...

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