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Addis Ababa Jan. 2017
  • Ethiopia: AUC chief calls for speedy resolve of rift among Gulf states
    16 june 2017 20:04:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Mahamat Moussa Faki has expressed his growing concern over the political dispute among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Full text...

  • US: UN cooperation with AU must be less 'ad hoc,' Security Council told
    16 june 2017 05:50:24
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations must move towards a more institutionalized approach for the joint planning, mandating, financing and supporting of African Union (AU) peace-support operations, the Secretary-General's Chef de Cabinet told the Security Council on Thursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU condemns assassination of incoming PM's wife in Lesotho
    15 june 2017 19:06:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has been shocked and saddened by the assassination of Lipolelo Alice Thabane, wife of Lesotho’s incoming Prime Minister at Ha Masana village, in the outskirts of the capital, Maseru, on 14 June 2017. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU urges Sudan to ensure security in Darfur on UNAMID troops withdrawal
    15 june 2017 16:31:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Urging the Government of Sudan to ensure it fills the security and humanitarian vacuum that may arise out of the withdrawal of the international peacekeeping force from Darfur region, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has expressed "deep concern over the widespread proliferation of weapons in the areas of return for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Full text...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa to attend Thabane's inauguration in Lesotho
    15 june 2017 15:38:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, will Friday attend the inauguration ceremony of the Lesotho Prime Minister-elect Tom Thabane, despite the fact that his wife, Lipolelo, was shot dead in the Ha Masana village outside the Lesotho capital Maseru. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Draw for 2017 U-17 COSAFA CUP unveiled
    15 june 2017 09:28:09
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The draw for the Under-17 Championships of the 2017 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA), to be staged in Mauritius from 21-30 July has thrown up some intriguing clashes.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU mourns German Ambassador to African Union and Ethiopia
    15 june 2017 08:21:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learnt with profound sadness the passing away of the German Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, Joachim Schmidt. Full text...

  • US: Security Council briefed on proposal to reduce number of AU-UN troops in Darfur
    15 june 2017 03:22:30
    New York, US (PANA) – The African Union (AU) and the United Nations are proposing 44 per cent and 30 per cent reductions in their troop and police presence in Sudan's Darfur region as a step towards an eventual exit, a senior UN peacekeeping official has told the Security Council. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Wednesday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    14 june 2017 14:02:45
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Italy: AU, FAO seek to boost joint efforts to end hunger in Africa
    14 june 2017 13:51:55
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The African Union (AU) and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will seek to step up joint efforts to end hunger and sustain peace in the continent say FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Wednesday's exchange rates for Mauritian rupee
    07 june 2017 10:18:05
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the commercial bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Tuesday's exchange rates for Mauritian rupee
    06 june 2017 10:35:15
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'Tobacco kills a thousand annually in Mauritius' - Minister
    05 june 2017 17:08:59
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Tobacco causes a thousand deaths annually in Mauritius though the prevalence of smoking in the Indian Ocean island nation has dropped from 21% in 2009 to 19%, Mauritian Health Minister Anwar Husnoo said on Monday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Chairperson tours Sahel to support regional security deal
    05 june 2017 09:50:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA ) - The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is currently on a weeklong five-nation tour in the Sahel Saharan region to reaffirm the AU’s commitment and solidarity with the region in its fight against terrorism and criminal networks.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Friday's exchange rates for Mauritian rupee
    02 june 2017 07:56:27
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Mauritian rupee as announced by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Thursday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    01 june 2017 11:56:07
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Thursday's forex rates for Mauritian Rupee
    01 june 2017 11:50:13
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU alerts member states to danger of extremism in learning institutions
    31 may 2017 17:36:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Reaffirming the need for alternative narratives and effective government regulation, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has urged member countries to remain vigilant with a view to preventing infiltration of their learning institutions by terrorist and violent extremist groups. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Wednesday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    31 may 2017 12:02:55
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Austria: IAEA set to boost ongoing contribution to sustainable development
    31 may 2017 05:12:44
    Vienna, Austria (PANA) – Nuclear science and technology are essential in helping countries address the twin challenges of ensuring reliable energy supplies while curbing greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations atomic agency told some 1200 participants at the opening of an international conference in Vienna. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Tuesday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    30 may 2017 11:23:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Tuesday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    30 may 2017 10:57:37
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU calls for enhanced global cooperation to combat violent extremism
    27 may 2017 10:21:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Continued terrorist attacks on the African continent are a reminder of the seriousness that terrorism continues to pose to peace, security, stability and development, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commission condemns terrorist attack on Christians in Egypt
    27 may 2017 09:44:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack by unidentified gunmen that killed at least 29 Coptic Christians and wounded more than 25 others in Egypt's Minya province on Friday.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius moves to harness green energy from the ocean
    26 may 2017 13:54:00
    Ebene, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Energy and Public Utilities Minister Ivan Collendavelloo on Friday said that Mauritius has steadily progressed in its mission of developing wave energy and is poised to gain considerably in the future by securing sustainable, replicable and economically-viable sources of energy. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa marks 54 years of continental unity
    25 may 2017 16:53:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After 54 years, the building of the unity of the African peoples is still a major task while the challenges, which Africans must take up collectively, keep increasing, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Thursday as the continent marked the 54th Africa Day. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Sub-Saharan African countries discuss emerging trade issues
    25 may 2017 12:06:32
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius is hosting a two-day Commonwealth Meeting from Thursday on African Regional Consultation on Multilateral, Regional and Emerging Trade Issues that will look into challenges faced by Sub-Saharan African countries and will help stakeholders, policy makers, negotiators and trade analysts to engage in the dialogue of policy making.Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) costs Mauritius US$58m annually'
    24 may 2017 13:47:14
    Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Gender Equality Minister, Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, on Wednesday said that the aggregated economic cost associated with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is estimated at MRs 2 billion (about US$ 58 million) per year, approximating 0.6% of the island’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Full text...

  • Mauritius: Wednesday's exchange rates for Rupee
    24 may 2017 12:54:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the Commercial bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Mauritania: Wednesday's forex rates for Ouguiya
    24 may 2017 12:50:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the Central bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commission congratulates Tedros as new WHO chief
    24 may 2017 06:44:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat has congratulated Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia on his election as the first ever Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) from the African region. Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID assists demobilization of 500 ex-combatants in West Darfur
    23 may 2017 17:51:52
    El Geneina, Sudan (PANA) - With support from the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID), about 500 ex-combatants, including 30 women, are going through the process of demobilization and return to civilian life at a camp in El Geneina, West Darfur. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African Union condemns terrorist attack at UK's Manchester Arena
    23 may 2017 17:31:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has condemned "in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist bomb attack at a concert attended by thousands of young fans in the northern English city of Manchester", that lead to at least 22 deaths and left dozens of others injured on Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Tuesday's exchange rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    23 may 2017 11:39:48
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania.Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID urges restraint amid renewed clashes in Darfur region
    22 may 2017 18:19:27
    El Fasher, Sudan (PANA) - Fighting has been taking place in the past few days between Government of Sudan forces and rebel movements in the restive North and East Darfur region of western Sudan, with reports of multiple casualties, according to the international peacekeeping force in the region.Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau: IMF says firm fiscal discipline vital for Guinea-Bissau's economic rebound
    19 may 2017 18:28:37
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) - For Guinea-Bissau to maintain its currently positive economic trajectory, continued efforts will be needed to maintain and strengthen fiscal discipline and advance structural reforms, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team concluded on Friday at the end of discussions on the third review of the country's IMF-supported programme under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir declines to participate in American-Muslim summit
    19 may 2017 14:24:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan on Friday declined an invitation to attend an American–Muslim summit set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, saying his non participation was for a "special reason". Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU PSC reaffirms commitment to eliminate LRA
    19 may 2017 12:03:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Withdrawal of the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the U.S. Special Forces from the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA), has prompted the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) to renew the mandate of the RCI for 12 months until 22 May 2018. Full text...

  • Saudi Arabia: BADEA loans Côte d'Ivoire, Niger US$20 million each
    19 may 2017 11:07:42
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has signed two loan agreements with the Republics of Côte d’Ivoire and Niger totalling US$20 million, according to a statement issued by BADEA on Friday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe donates 300 cattle to AUF for auctioning
    17 may 2017 13:49:14
    Gweru, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The African Union Foundation (AUF), the institution charged with promoting domestic resource mobilisation for African development, has received a donation of 300 heads of cattle from President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, according to the media channel of the continental body. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu off to Equatorial Guinea for AU committee of 10 summit
    16 may 2017 17:54:51
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday left for Equatorial Guinea to attend a two-day Summit of Heads of State of the African Union Committee of Ten (C10) on the reforms of the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU PSC delegation arrives in Sudan's Darfur region
    16 may 2017 17:06:48
    El Fasher, Sudan (PANA) - A delegation of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) touring the restive Darfur region in western Sudan on Tuesday started its field mission with what it described as "fruitful meeting" with the Wali (administrator) of North Darfur State. Full text...

  • UK: AU boss Mahamat drums up global support for Somalia
    12 may 2017 10:27:27
    London, UK (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has underlined the need to redouble international efforts in support of Somalia to allow the administration of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, to overcome the many challenges facing the country. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Trump administration moves to cement AU-US ties
    11 may 2017 19:46:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reassured the African Union the relations with Washington remain of strategic importance under President Donald Trump, in a move aimed at cooling fears the new administration was out to sideline African countries in its foreign policy.Full text...

  • Mauritania: Wednesday's forex rates for Mauritanian Ouguiya
    10 may 2017 11:57:20
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Mauritanian Ouguiya, as issued by the Central Bank of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Wednesday's exchange rates for Mauritian Rupee
    10 may 2017 11:53:05
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the Rupee, as issued by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius.Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum, Juba delegations to meet in Addis next week
    08 may 2017 19:25:50
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) has invited Sudan and South Sudan to an extraordinary meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, next weekend to resume discussions on pending issues and the implementation of the 2012 cooperation agreement between the two countries. Full text...

  • Kenya; Kagame, African FMs discuss AU reforms in Kigali
    08 may 2017 15:28:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, his AU reform advisory team and close to 40 African foreign ministers met Sunday in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss the implementation of the AU reforms adopted in January 2017. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Somalia government, AUC seek international support to crush Al Shaabab
    04 may 2017 17:09:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Federal Government of Somalia and the African Union Commission (AUC) on Thursday expressed concern that the militant Al Shaabab group remains a serious threat to the Horn of Africa country and the region. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU hails final verdict on Hissène Habré by African Extraordinary Chambers
    02 may 2017 19:28:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has welcomed the outcome of the appeal case of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, filed at the African Extraordinary Chambers (AEC), in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

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