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20th African Union Summit, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia, 21st-28th january 2013
  • Experts discuss funding of African integration
    03 april 2004 10:06:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Financing regional integration in Africa will be the focus of a two-day ad hoc expert group meeting starting here Tuesday under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Full text...

  • AU extends mandate of African force in Burundi
    02 april 2004 17:35:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The African peacekeeping mission in Burundi has had its mandate extended by one month, allowing time for the UN Security Council to deploy a replacement force, an African Union (AU) statement has revealed. Full text...

  • AU Youth Foundation has new chief
    01 april 2004 19:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Goupouguini Komi Lamboni of Togo was Wednesday elected chairman of the African Union Youth Foundation (FUAJ) during its general assembly in Accra, Ghana, according to a release from the body. Full text...

  • Cooperation with Malawi heading for "true integration" - Chissano
    01 april 2004 17:06:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano said in Maputo Wednesday night that co-operation between Mozambique and Malawi is heading for "true integration" between the two neighbouring countries and peoples. Full text...

  • SADC boss praises Mozambique's role in regional integration
    01 april 2004 16:56:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Prega Ramsamy, has praised Mozambique for its efforts in restructuring and centralising the organisation. Full text...

  • SA opposition wants AU condemn political violence
    30 march 2004 13:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the African Union (AU) to condemn incidents of political violence and intolerance in Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Uganda over the past weekend. Full text...

  • AU Commission blasts rebel attacks on Kinshasa
    30 march 2004 12:38:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare said Tuesday he was pleased that last weekend's attempt to destabilise the transitional institutions of the DR Congo failed. Full text...

  • South Africa, Australia slate friendly in London
    27 march 2004 17:50:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- After a dismal performance at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia, South Africa's national soccer team face Australia in an international friendly on 30 March at Loftus Stadium in London. Full text...

  • Wade agrees to voice for young Africans at AU
    26 march 2004 20:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade will speak out for young people among his peers of the African Union (AU) after participants at the 22-26 March Pan-African Youth Forum on AIDS in Dakar requested him to do so. Full text...

  • EU Commission, AU Commission discuss cooperation
    25 march 2004 22:10:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Romano Prodi, president of the European Union Commission, says current discussions in Brussels with the Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Alpha Oumar Konare, mark the beginning of collaboration between the two institutions. Full text...

  • Algerian diplomat heads AU liaison office in Moroni
    25 march 2004 19:31:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- President Azali Assoumani Thursday received Taiati Morad, who was recently appointed head of the African Union (AU) liaison office in Moroni. Full text...

  • AU commends Angola, RSA, Zimbabwe for foiling coup
    21 march 2004 15:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has commended Angola, South Africa and Zimbabwe for thwarting a planned coup in Equatorial Guinea, and reiterated the group's opposition to military take-overs. Full text...

  • Pan-African Parliament ends first session
    20 march 2004 16:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Pan-African Parliament, a body of the African Union, ended its first session here Saturday, with House President Getrude Ibengwe Mongella praising its members for demonstrating their capacity to analyse and articulate crucial issues in Africa's political and socio-economic development. Full text...

  • Pan-African Parliament gets vice presidents
    19 march 2004 10:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Four vice presidents of the Pan- African Parliament (PAP), elected late Thursday, were sworn in Friday by the President of the House, Getrude Ibengwe Mongela. Full text...

  • Annan assures African Parliament of UN support
    18 march 2004 18:34:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has acknowledged the inauguration Thursday of the African Parliament as a realisation of the long-held commitment of African leaders to establish a body truly representative of the continent's people. Full text...

  • Konare outlines role of Pan-African parliamentarians
    18 march 2004 15:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Banking on their rich experience at national level, members of the Pan-African Parliament should use their skills to help combat hunger, disease and poverty on the continent, African Union Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare urged Thursday. Full text...

  • The world's future hangs on Africa, says Chissano
    18 march 2004 13:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa not only has a future but the future of the world hangs on this continent, Mozambican President Joaquim Alberto Chissano declared here Thursday. Full text...

  • Ballot confirms Tanzanian head of Pan-African Parliament
    18 march 2004 12:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The inauguration of the Pan- African Parliament here Thursday was a sign of democratic maturity in Africa, said the House President Getrude Ibengwe Mongella. Full text...

  • African Parliament launched, Tanzanian elected president
    18 march 2004 10:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Pan-African Parliament, one of the vital organs of the African Union, was Thursday launched here and its members took the oath to serve Africa. Full text...

  • Integration in Central Africa suffers setback
    17 march 2004 12:52:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The recent deportation of hundreds of nationals of several Central African countries by Equatorial Guinea has severely soured relations among countries in the sub- region and amplified the difficult question of integration in this part of Africa. Full text...

  • All set for launch of Pan-African Parliament
    17 march 2004 07:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Legislators from Africa's five political regions Wednesday began caucusing here to agree on candidates seeking election to preside over the Pan-African Parliament (PAP). Full text...

  • Benin designates MPs for African Parliament
    16 march 2004 21:05:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Five MPs left Cotonou Monday for Addis Ababa where they would be invested into the African Union Parliament on 19 March alongside other legislators from across the continent. Full text...

  • ECOWAS, World Bank to discuss regional programme
    16 march 2004 16:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and World Bank president James Wolfensohn will meet in Accra, Ghana 19-20 March to discuss the challenges of regional integration and NEPAD implementation in West Africa. Full text...

  • AU exploring ways to ease payment of contributions
    16 march 2004 15:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) is considering a reform of modalities of member states' budgetary obligations, taking into consideration their financial inability, AU Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • 5 Beninese MPs off to Pan-African Parliament swearing-in
    16 march 2004 14:44:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Five MPs representing Benin at the Pan- African Parliament left here Monday for Addis Ababa to be sworn- in along with colleagues from across Africa by the Mozambican President and current chairman of the African Union (AU), Joachim Chissano, on 19 March. Full text...

  • Konare welcomes Blair's initiative with a tip
    16 march 2004 14:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare welcomed Tuesday the move taken by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to set up a commission for Africa asserting that it should take the continent's priorities into account. Full text...

  • AU sets up peace, security council
    16 march 2004 09:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Taking into consideration equitable regional representation and rotation, the Executive Council of the African Union meeting here has elected members of the proposed Peace and Security Council. Full text...

  • Ministers admire the glitter of AU Commission's work
    16 march 2004 09:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- On its own checklist of progress, the Executive Council of the African Union asserts that the secretariat of the Union is well on track to fulfil its mission despite prevailing constraints. Full text...

  • AU completes commissioners' line-up
    16 march 2004 07:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Exactly six months since its installation, the African Union (AU) Commission has obtained a full line-up of commissioners to head its eight key portfolios. Full text...

  • AU Executive Council to launch peace, security organ
    15 march 2004 09:16:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) began its fourth ordinary session here Monday during which it is expected to approve the vision and mission of the AU Commission and launch the African Peace and Security Council. Full text...

  • UMA follow-up committee convenes in Tripoli
    14 march 2004 10:21:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- An extraordinary meeting of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) Follow-up Committee winds up here Sunday, with focus on a reform of the Union's system and structures. Full text...

  • Low member State contributions may limit AU programmes
    12 march 2004 11:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Over due contributions from member States to the African Union's regular budget stuck out on the agenda as a source of endless trouble as the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the Union got down to business here Thursday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso elects African Union deputies
    10 march 2004 18:40:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's 111-member National Assembly Wednesday elected here by acclamation five legislators to represent the country in the Pan-African parliament. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso elects 5 MPs to AU parliament
    10 march 2004 18:23:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkinabe 111-seat National Assembly Wednesday elected five MPs to represent the country at the Pan-African parliament. Full text...

  • AU Commission readies for Pan-African Parliament opening
    10 march 2004 13:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) will hold its fourth ordinary session here 12- 13 March ahead of the inauguration of the Pan-African Parliament next week, a senior official of the AU disclosed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Burundi eyes vice-presidency of African Parliament
    09 march 2004 10:23:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundi government has embarked on a diplomatic offensive in its bid for the office of vice president of the envisaged African Parliament due inauguration on 18 March in South Africa. Full text...

  • AU mission refutes Burundi police report on morals
    08 march 2004 20:42:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The African Mission in Burundi on Monday refuted local allegations that several of its peacekeepers participated in an orgy in Bujumbura last month. Full text...

  • Pires upbeat about Sirte summit outcome
    04 march 2004 13:07:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdean President Pedro Pires has reiterated his country's support for the setting up of a common defence and security policy in Africa, one of the themes of the just-ended African Union (AU) summit in Sirte, Libya. Full text...

  • Museveni believes Uganda must defend itself
    04 march 2004 10:50:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Embattled Ugandan ruler, Yoweri Museveni has rejected proposed offers of international armed intervention to help quell the 18-year rebel war in the northern region, saying the offer will undermine the capability of Uganda to defend itself. Full text...

  • Chissano hails new culture of peace in Libya
    29 february 2004 12:26:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Mozambican president and African Union (AU) chairman hailed Saturday here, what he said was the new culture of peace in Libya and Tripoli's decision to halt its weapons of mass destruction programmes. Full text...

  • Libya's ban of WMD complied with 1998 African treaty
    28 february 2004 20:10:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Saturday expressed his country's resolve to scrap weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programme, saying the act was in keeping with the 1998 African treaty under which Africa was designated as a zone free of nuclear weapons. Full text...

  • Libya summit approves common defence treaty - in principle
    28 february 2004 19:25:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The African Union (AU)'s extraordinary summit in Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli, has approved the principle of having a common African defence treaty with a long- term perspective to create a single continental army, sources at the conference told PANA Saturday. Full text...

  • Libya summit adopts declaration on agriculture, water
    28 february 2004 18:13:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The African Union Saturday adopted a Sirte Declaration calling on African countries to face "the challenges of integration and sustainable development in agriculture and water resources" on the continent. Full text...

  • Haiti crisis claims attention of African leaders
    28 february 2004 14:43:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The rapid deterioration of the situation in Haiti, a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), has claimed the attention of African leaders at the extraordinary African Union (AU) summit in Sirte, 450km from the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Full text...

  • Sirte summit condoles Moroccan monarch over quake
    28 february 2004 13:56:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU), convening in Sirte (450 km east of Tripoli), has sent a message of condolence to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, the affected families and people of the kingdom over the tragic earthquake that struck the northern region of Hoceima last Tuesday. Full text...

  • African leaders hold closed-door session in Sirte
    27 february 2004 22:58:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- African leaders attending the second African Union (AU) extraordinary summit in Sirte, Libya went into a closed-door session Friday afternoon after the meeting's public opening in the morning. Full text...

  • Prodi says EU and AU form components of global peace
    27 february 2004 21:22:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, on Friday commended Libya and its leader, Col. Full text...

  • Konare emphasises importance of Sirte agenda
    27 february 2004 19:01:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission chair, Alpha Oumar Konare on Friday praised Libya for hosting the second extraordinary summit of the organisation in Sirte, and reiterated its importance to discuss issues vital to the present and future development of the continent. Full text...

  • Libyan leader hails Africa's integration moves
    27 february 2004 18:21:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi declared in Sirte Friday that the African continent "today making serious and real progress towards integration and the United States of Africa". Full text...

  • Mwanawasa stays away from AU Sirte Summit
    27 february 2004 14:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa accused of embarking on costly foreign trips, has stayed away from the African Union (AU) extra-ordinary summit that opened Friday in Libya, officials said in Lusaka. Full text...

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