Partners

Africa Union

Badea - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa

gender

lap

Afriqiyah


20th African Union Summit, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia, 21st-28th january 2013
  • 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...

  • Ghanaian writer questions basis of AU's existence
    25 may 2013 08:37:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - As the African Union (AU) celebrates its Golden Jubilee on Saturday, a Ghanaian writer has said there is virtually nothing to celebrate. Full text...

  • AU urges all-inclusive govt. in Guinea Bissau
    24 may 2013 18:27:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Peace and Security Commissioner, Ramtane Lamamra, on Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, pressed for the transitional Guinea Bissauan authorities to quickly form an all-inclusive government in a bid to involve all the political class in the management of the country’s affairs. Full text...

  • AU backs Niger after deadly terror attacks
    24 may 2013 16:17:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The 21st Summit of the African Union (AU), due to open here Saturday, will show solidarity with Niger, hit early Thursday by two terrorist attacks, the AU Peace and Security Commissioner, Ramtane Lamamra, has pledged. Full text...

  • African workers hail leaders on OAU/AU 50th anniversary celebrations
    24 may 2013 15:40:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Africa's umbrella workers union, the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU), has commended the continent's founding fathers and other leaders for their vision, sacrifice and contributions towards Africa's socio-political and economic emancipation. Full text...

  • Mali lines up activities to celebrate Africa Day
    24 may 2013 15:32:30
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali’s Foreign Affairs and African Integration ministry will organize what it calls "the week of African integration", from 25 to 30 May, PANA reported here Friday, quoting official sources.Full text...

  • AGRA welcomes AU's renewed commitment to agriculture
    24 may 2013 14:36:42
    Nairobi, kenya (PANA) - As the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)/African Union (AU) is being observed across the continent, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has welcomed the organisation’s renewed commitment to the transformation of Africa’s agricultural sector. Full text...

  • 'Why Ethiopia, Sudan were selected to play OAU/AU 50th anniversary friendly'
    24 may 2013 10:37:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian and Sudan were selected to play a commemorative friendly here Saturday - to mark the 50th year of the founding of the Organisation of the African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the African Union (AU) - because they were among the four founding members of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Full text...

  • Kenya hosts two AU organs
    24 may 2013 10:28:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Kenya will host the Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (IBAR) and the Pan African University’s Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovations (PAUISTI), according to a Memorandum of Understanding signed here Thursday by the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and Kenya’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs Amina Mohamed. Full text...

  • Sudanese President for AU Summit in Addis Ababa
    24 may 2013 07:52:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bahir was due to leave Khartoum for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday to attend this weekend's 21st African Summit, the official Radio Omdurman announced on Friday morning. Full text...

  • Mauritius FM raises fresh hopes of resolving Malagasy political crisis
    23 may 2013 17:05:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Mauritian Foreign Affairs Minister, Arvin Boolell, on Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said there was still a way out of the current political crisis in Madagascar despite the controversy trailing the candidatures for the next presidential polls in July, PANA reported here.Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$20 million trade finance line of credit for UT Bank Ghana
    23 may 2013 16:24:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 20 million Trade Finance Line of Credit for UT Bank Ghana (UT Bank) to support the trade finance activities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local corporates in Ghana, it was announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Africa starts rebuilding for a better self-image (News analysis)
    23 may 2013 15:07:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – “What kind of Africa are we creating?”, a prominent Kenyan scholar and international consultant raised the question this week at an exclusive discussion about the continent’s governance and related economic, social and political issues.Full text...

  • Executive Council passes US$ 308 million budget for AUC
    23 may 2013 14:54:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Commission (AUC) is set to hit the ground running come January 2014 after the Executive Council approved a budget of US$308 million for the organisation’s annual activities, the Commission’s Deputy Chairperson, Erastus Mwencha, said here Thursday. Full text...

  • AUC, NGOs agree to make agriculture top of Agenda 2063
    23 may 2013 14:04:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Investment in agriculture is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty in Africa, according to participants at a high-level panel discussion held here Thursday by officials of the African Union Commission, ONE and ActionAid. Full text...

  • AU to review some member-states’ financial contributions
    23 may 2013 13:58:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A proposal to scale down the financial contributions of some member-states of the African Union (AU), especially the island nations, is now before the sub-committee on members' financial contributions, ahead of the 21st AU summit beginning Saturday in Addis Ababa.Full text...

  • President Sata leads Zambian delegation to AU Summit
    23 may 2013 08:09:40
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia's President Michael Sata was due to leave Lusaka Thursday for Ethiopia where he will his country's delegation to the 21st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, scheduled to take place on 26-27 May in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Sudan commends AU for realisation of peace in the country
    22 may 2013 20:28:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has sent representatives of 35 civil society organizations, known as the Sudan National Group on Human Rights, to take part in the events marking the 50th anniversary of the African Union (AU), apart from the official delegation that will be headed by the Head of state, General Omar Al Bashir.Full text...

  • Malian interim president to attend AU summit
    22 may 2013 18:40:29
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian interim president, Dioncounda Traoré, will leave Bamako on Friday for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend the 21st Summit of African heads of State and government, holding 25-26 May, official sources told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sao Tome and Principe under threat of sanction from AU
    22 may 2013 16:24:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Sao Tome and Principe could be sanctioned by the African Union (AU) for failing to pay its annual contribution to the continental organization for two years running, if a proposal before the 26th executive council of the AU is anything to go by.Full text...

  • AU faces financial crisis as most Member States fail to pay up
    22 may 2013 14:02:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has only been able to mobilize to date US$ 77.3 million on a draft budget of approximately US$ 278.2 million for the financial year 2013, according to a report by its sub-committee on contributions from member states, obtained by PANA Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Full text...

  • AU jubilee Proclamation aims at rapid continental transformation - Dlamini Zuma
    22 may 2013 11:26:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Wednesday called upon Africa’s leadership to provide a mission framework that will result in rapid change, sustained effort and united action by a united Africa. Full text...

  • Africa tasked on relations with international community
    22 may 2013 09:39:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa needs to review the nature of its relations with the international community in order to bring about its structural transformation, according to Carlos Lopes, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Full text...

  • 'Africa must build on its achievements to advance transformation agenda'
    22 may 2013 09:34:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - There is a glimmer of hope for Africa’s rejuvenation as a result of the progress achieved over the last decade, Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, told his African counterparts meeting here Wednesday, on the eve of the golden jubilee of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (OAU/AU). Full text...

  • ECA chief hails APRM for raising bar on accountability
    22 may 2013 07:46:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ten years after its creation, the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has received acclaim for its contribution to sustainable growth and development in the continent. Full text...

  • AU Executive Council holds 23rd ordinary session
    22 may 2013 07:16:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) starts its 23rd ordinary session here Wednesday to deliberate on different reports of ministerial meetings organised by the AU Commission in the last six months. Full text...

  • 3 African countries banned from AU summit
    21 may 2013 17:43:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Central African Republic, Guinea Bissau and Madagascar have been banned from attending the 21st summit of the African Union (AU), to be held from 25 to 27 May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Full text...

  • High-level panel agrees children must be at centre of Africa’s development agenda
    21 may 2013 14:42:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – As the African Union (AU) marks its 50th anniversary, there is no better opportunity for the continent to ensure that children’s rights are put at the centre of future development, former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • ECA chief pays tribute to foremothers of Pan Africanism
    21 may 2013 07:50:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ongoing celebrations of 50 years of Pan Africanism will be incomplete without paying glowing tribute to the role played by our ‘foremothers’ and ‘foresisters’ in the liberation struggle, according to UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary Carlos Lopes. Full text...

  • AU official urges member states to pursue continental integration
    20 may 2013 15:37:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Member states of the African Union (AU) and political leaders must muster political will to surrender part of their sovereignty over trade, economic and financial issues to regional and continental supranational organisations because the continent must be fully integrated in the coming 50 years, a senior AU official said here Monday. Full text...

  • APRM comes under civil society scrutiny
    20 may 2013 09:16:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has yet to deliver on the lofty promises of good governance, deepened democracy and the advancement of human rights in the continent, according to civil society organisations meeting here ahead of the African Union (AU) summit next week. Full text...

  • Ethiopian diplomat urges Africans to rise to new challenges
    20 may 2013 09:12:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Though the last 50 years of Africa’s history have been fraught with so many challenges, Africans today are very proud of their achievements, according to Ethiopia’s Ambassador Kongit Sinegiorgis. Full text...

  • AUC mourns South African TV personality
    20 may 2013 07:07:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has on behalf of the Commission extended condolences to the family and friends of renowned South African Television anchor, Mr. Vuyo Mbuli, who died at the weekend. Full text...

  • Mahama, Kenya deputy president discuss Somalia peacekeepers
    19 may 2013 15:39:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has agreed to a request from Kenya to champion its quest for an expansion of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) at this week's African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • AU anniversary celebrations to kick off in Ethiopian capital
    18 may 2013 13:05:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Year-long celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the African Union (AU) kick off in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday with a preparatory meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC), according to the official schedule released on Saturday by the AU Commission.Full text...

  • Exhibition on Pan Africanism opens in Addis Ababa
    14 may 2013 12:37:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An African Aesthetic exhibition opened Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, as one of the African Union’s signature events to express the spirit of Pan Africanism and African Renaissance, the theme of the continental organisation’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Full text...

  • Killing of 2 former rebel leaders in Darfur is a cowardly act - AU
    13 may 2013 18:24:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Monday described the killing of two former rebel leaders, who had joined the peace process in Darfur, as a “cowardly act” that seeks to dissuade other movements from joining the peace process.Full text...

  • Africans should tell the African story - AU official
    08 may 2013 12:35:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha has challenged African communicators to tell the African story as it is, instead of the stereotype version being peddled by outsiders. Full text...

  • CPJ tasks African Union on press freedom
    03 may 2013 13:03:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the African Union (AU) to champion the call for the release of all journalists imprisoned in Africa and appeal for justice in the murders of journalists killed in the line of duty. Full text...

  • AU condemns attack in Sudanese states
    30 april 2013 11:30:36
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has strongly condemned the recent rebel attack on a central Sudanese town, at a time of ongoing direct talks between the government and the rebel group active in the area. Full text...

  • 'More efforts needed to end Israeli occupation of Palestinian land'
    29 april 2013 12:01:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethioia (PANA) - International supporters of the Palestinian people's quest to achieve a sovereign and independent state need to do more, considering that an end to the Israeli occupation is not in sight, Abdou Salam Diallo, chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, said here Monday. Full text...

  • AU Chairperson visits Kenya
    24 april 2013 19:35:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is undertaking a working visit to Kenya during which she will meet and engage with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Full text...

  • AU welcomes Sudan-South Sudan security, implementation agreements
    24 april 2013 16:57:21
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Wednesday commended Sudan and South Sudan for their agreement to open eight crossing points between the two countries immediately, saying this was an important step in the integration process between the two States.Full text...

  • AU, EU Commission officials meet in Addis Ababa
    22 april 2013 11:33:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Officials of the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) will hold their sixth commission-to-commission meeting here this week to identify priority issues for discussion at the fourth Africa-EU Summit, scheduled for April 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, the AU Commission announced here Monday. Full text...

  • African ministers discuss regional integration in Mauritius
    18 april 2013 13:20:17
    Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) - The sixth Conference of African Ministers in charge of Integration (COMAI VI) opened Thursday at Balaclava, northern Mauritius, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Continuing violence worries Darfur Tripartite Mechanism
    16 april 2013 17:46:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At their meeting Monday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, representatives of the African Union (AU) and the UN expressed concern over reports of continuing armed clashes and inter-communal violence in Darfur, according to a press release, received here by PANA.Full text...

  • Dlamini-Zuma says AU jubilee is chance for reflection on Africa’s progress
    15 april 2013 13:24:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the African Union (AU) will be the opportunity for all Africans to take stock of what the continent has achieved, where it stands and what its goals are for the next half century, AU Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said here Monday.Full text...

images images [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] images images


xhtml CSS