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  • Museveni due in Zambia for COMESA anniversary
    06 december 2004 13:53:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is expected in Zambia Wednesday to take part in a round table discussion marking the 10th anniversary of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). Full text...

  • Foreign ministers discuss AU budget for 2005
    06 december 2004 08:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Foreign Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma arrived in Addis Ababa on Sunday ahead of the African Union's Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council of Foreign Ministers scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, an official source said here. Full text...

  • Economists back East African unity bid
    04 december 2004 20:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A leading economist said here Saturday that the proposed East African Community (EAC) Political Federation and the implementation of the Customs Union Protocol will enlarge the regional market and promote trade by removing barriers. Full text...

  • AU mediator stresses need to amend Ivorian article 35
    04 december 2004 15:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Discussions between visiting South African President Thabo Mbeki and stakeholders in the Ivorian crisis, which entered their second day Saturday mainly centred on the proposed amendment of article 35 of the constitution to pave the way for free and fair elections in 2005, reliable sources disclosed. Full text...

  • AU condemns attack on military observer in Darfur
    04 december 2004 09:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union has warned against any attack on members of its observer mission in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan, saying such an incident could send the wrong signal to potential troops contributing member States. Full text...

  • AU welcomes Transitional Federal Government of Somalia
    03 december 2004 13:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has hailed the formation of a fully-fledged Transitional Federal Government of Somalia as a crowning success following the conclusion of the National Reconciliation Conference in neighbouring Kenya. Full text...

  • AU consults on strategy to combat HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2004 12:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A technical consultation on the development of an integrated strategy and action plan of the African Union to combat the spread of HIV in the continent opens here Thursday, AU Commission sources indicated here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU chairman visits Kinshasa, Kigali
    30 november 2004 13:21:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Nigeria president and chairman of the African Union (AU) Olusegun Obasanjo is due here this week in the first stop of a trip that will also take him to Kigali, Rwanda, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Norway supports AU peace and security agenda
    29 november 2004 19:49:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Norway has contributed $895,911 in support of the peace and security agenda of the African Union, under a donor partnership initiative managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), official sources disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • EAC leaders pursue bid for regional federation
    26 november 2004 18:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A summit of East African Community heads of State endorsed a time frame Friday for defining the modalities for setting up a political federation by the year 2010. Full text...

  • AU embraces Ethiopia's move to end border dispute
    26 november 2004 14:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konaré has welcomed Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's pronouncement that his country has accepted, in principle, the decision of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Boundary Commission (EEBC). Full text...

  • East African industrialists want rapid implementation of trade pact
    23 november 2004 13:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Procedural bureaucracy was delaying Kenya's ratification of the East African Community (EAC) Customs Union Protocol, supposed to be a free trade deal with neighbouring Uganda and Tanzania, the country's Regional Cooperation Minister John Koech told industrialists here Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU urged to set up African Human Rights Court
    21 november 2004 17:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Human rights groups from South Africa Sunday in Dakar called on member countries of the African Union to speedily set up the African Human Rights Court without any further delay. Full text...

  • AU looking at single monetary currency
    17 november 2004 15:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The African Union's economic commission has begun preparatory work on the creation of a common currency for the continent as a way of fostering trade and business and integrating communities, an official of the union, Maxwell Mkwezalamba, disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU force ensures security for Burundi leaders
    17 november 2004 12:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Political leaders of the transition period in Burundi will continue to benefit from the protection of an African Union (AU) force until general elections scheduled for April 2005, according to a decision of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). Full text...

  • AU urges political solution to Ivorian crisis
    17 november 2004 09:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The current crisis in Côte d'Ivoire can only be resolved through peaceful and political means, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council has stated. Full text...

  • AU asks Security Council to consider African conflicts
    17 november 2004 08:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union has called on the UN Security Council to address the various conflict situations on the continent during its meetings in Nairobi, Kenya this week. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Parliament wants study on environment
    11 november 2004 22:14:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The Committee on the environment and natural resources at the ECOWAS parliament envisages an enquiry into the state of the environment in member countries, committee chairman Abdoulaye Bathily of Senegal indicated here. Full text...

  • Sudanese welcome Darfur peace Protocol
    11 november 2004 19:58:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese nationals have welcomed the signing Tuesday of humanitarian and security peace protocols in Abuja, Nigeria by parties to the Darfur conflict. Full text...

  • AU flag at half-mast to mourn Arafat's death
    11 november 2004 16:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) flag at its secretariat here is flying at half-mast for three days starting Thursday to mourn the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Full text...

  • Austria grants Uganda 700,000 euros to boost info-tech
    11 november 2004 13:48:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Austria has provided 700,000 euros in grant to the Uganda Business Information Network (UBIN) to establish eight information centres in rural areas of the East African nation. Full text...

  • AU flag at half-mast to mourn Arafat's death
    11 november 2004 13:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) flag at its secretariat here is flying at half-mast for three days starting Thursday to mourn the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Full text...

  • AU condoles with Palestinians on Arafat's passing
    11 november 2004 12:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has described the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as "a hero of the Palestinian struggle who pursued the noble cause till his end. Full text...

  • Konare names AU special representative in Sudan
    11 november 2004 08:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has appointed Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe as his special representative in Sudan, it was officially announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • GM to supply vehicles to Tunisia
    10 november 2004 19:20:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- General Motors East Africa has won a 25- million dollar tender to supply motor vehicle assembly equipment to Tunisia. Full text...

  • AU ordinary summit postponed
    10 november 2004 17:23:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) annual summit scheduled for June 2005 in Sudan has been postponed to November 2005, authoritative sources in the Sudanese Foreign Ministry said in Khartoum Wednesday. Full text...

  • South African president arrives in Abidjan
    09 november 2004 13:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of south Africa arrived here Tuesday on an African Union (AU) mediation mission to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Obasanjo urges Darfur parties to sign protocols
    08 november 2004 18:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has met parties to the Sudan talks for the second time in a week in Abuja and urged them to sign the two protocols already agreed, so as to move the peace process forward. Full text...

  • AU tells Ivorian leader to ensure public security
    08 november 2004 09:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Commission of the African Union has called on President Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d'Ivoire and all political and social leaders in the West African country to exert all efforts to maintain calm and ensure the safety and protection of life and property. Full text...

  • Lesotho ratifies five AU conventions
    07 november 2004 09:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Lesotho simultaneously has deposited with the Commission of the African Union instruments of ratification of five treaties, commonly referred to as "the Maputo conventions. Full text...

  • AU hails adoption of constitutional bill in Burundi
    02 november 2004 19:20:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Tuesday hailed recent political developments in Burundi, particularly the adoption of a bill on an interim constitution few days ago by Parliament and the Senate. Full text...

  • AU slates forum on disarmament in Somalia
    02 november 2004 16:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) will host a major international donors conference in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Thursday to draw up a disarmament blueprint for post-war Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali Islamic clerics against peacekeepers
    29 october 2004 15:29:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Islamic clerics and court officials in Mogadishu have opposed the proposed deployment of international peacekeepers to Somalia citing several reasons including culture and language barriers, the spread of HIV/AIDS and skirmishes between local militiamen and the foreign troops. Full text...

  • African Union sends more troops in Sudan's Darfur
    29 october 2004 10:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union military component in the troubled Darfur, western Sudan, would stand at 597 troops by the weekend, the AU Commission disclosed here Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria calls for AU-private sector partnership
    29 october 2004 07:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nigeria's commerce minister, A. Full text...

  • France affirms aid to Darfur
    28 october 2004 19:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Visiting French secretary of state at the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Renaud Muselier said here Wednesday that Paris was providing 30 million euro in humanitarian aid to Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • ECOWAS boss proposes cross-border institutions to boost integration
    27 october 2004 22:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas said in Abuja Wednesday the 15-nation community was proposing the establishment of trans-border institutions to strengthen its integration programme. Full text...

  • AU peacekeeping school moves to Bamako in 2006
    27 october 2004 13:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The African Union peacekeeping institute, which was transferred from the Ivorian town of Zambakro in June 2003 to the southern Malian town of Koulikoro, will be relocated in Bamako by October 2006, a military source disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria awaits AU green-light for Darfur deployment
    26 october 2004 15:28:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to deploy a battalion of troops to Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur as soon the African Union (AU) provides the logistics for the deployment, Nigerian Army Spokesman Mohammed Yussuf said Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU seeks international support for new Somali govt
    26 october 2004 07:44:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union has requested all AU member states to extend political and financial support to the new government of Somalia and its institutions. Full text...

  • AU condemns air strikes in Gaza
    24 october 2004 10:41:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Commission of the African Union (AU) has condemned the killing of more than a hundred Palestinians during Israeli air strikes north of the Gaza Strip in the past week. Full text...

  • Darfur: Annan urges more support for AU troops
    21 october 2004 22:53:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Thursday hailed the African Union's decision to send an expanded force of troops and police with a broad mandate to protect monitors, aid workers and civilians in the conflict in western Sudan. Full text...

  • Darfur talks resume in Abuja
    21 october 2004 20:29:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union AU-sponsored Darfur peace talks resumed in the Nigeria capital, Abuja Thursday after a four-week break, but formal negotiations would only start Monday to give delegates time to arrive. Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks may be delayed
    21 october 2004 18:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Late arrival of delegates could delay the resumption of the African Union AU-brokered Darfur peace talks in the Nigerian capital Abuja Thursday. Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks to resume in Abuja Thursday
    20 october 2004 18:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union, AU-sponsored Darfur peace talks are to resume in Nigeria Thursday, four weeks after the negotiations were adjourned over seeming deadlock between the warring Sudanese parties. Full text...

  • AU calls for unity to solve Great Lakes conflicts
    20 october 2004 16:03:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Leaders of countries within the Great Lakes region have been called upon to strive towards a united future, determined to build a strong region free from conflicts. Full text...

  • SADC reviews social security code
    19 october 2004 16:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tuesday began meeting in Lusaka, discussing how to strengthen social security arrangements across borders of member countries under a protocol of the regional trade grouping. Full text...

  • Ivorians will settle their own crisis, says Konare
    12 october 2004 11:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare, who attended the first Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (7-9 October) in Dakar said "the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire will be resolved by the Ivorians themselves. Full text...

  • Prof. Ngu says African intellectuals also suffer with masses
    09 october 2004 18:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Far from an affluent class, intellectuals in Africa are no less miserable and oppressed than the suffering masses, medical researcher and Pro-Chancellor of Buea University (Cameroon), Prof. Full text...

  • Former UNESCO boss cites reasons for Africa's brain drain
    09 october 2004 10:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The poor living condition of African intellectuals remains a major factor propelling brain drain on the African continent, a former head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has observed. Full text...

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