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  • African fair at AU conference on trade
    24 may 2004 20:23:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- African trade experts began examining here Monday, proposed reforms on the Pan-African Trade Fair and the creation of a network of African Customs Departments. Full text...

  • AU Commission chair due in Paris Friday
    24 may 2004 19:19:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Commission chair, Alpha Oumar Konare is due in Paris Friday for an event to commemorate the Africa Day, diplomatic sources said in the French capital. Full text...

  • Ugandan insurgency on AU peace agenda
    21 may 2004 11:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Chance still exists for Uganda to end, through dialogue, the war raging in the northern part of the East African country, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security Said Djinnit said here Friday. Full text...

  • Australian Foreign minister visits Tripoli
    21 may 2004 10:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Prime Minister Dr Choukri Ghanem met Thursday with the Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer who has been on a visit here since last Tuesday, to review the state of cooperation between the two countries in the political, economic, scientific and cultural spheres. Full text...

  • Ministers resolve to tackle Africa's health challenges
    18 may 2004 20:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Health Ministers have resolved to mobilise political commitment and leadership at all levels and facilitate greater involvement of communities and civil society to meet the continent's health challenges in the 21st Century. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso, Ghana discuss transport cooperation
    18 may 2004 10:06:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A Ghanaian delegation led by Ports and Railway Minister Ameyaw Akumfi began consultations Monday with Burkinabe authorities on cooperation in the field of transport, with emphasis on a railway project to link Ouagadougou to Kumasi, Ghana. Full text...

  • Kenya gets audit panel to curb corruption
    17 may 2004 18:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government Monday launched a National Audit Commission to monitor public expenditure and help curb corruption. Full text...

  • ECOWAS interconnects national units to boost integration
    15 may 2004 15:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS has launched a programme to interconnect all units responsible for community affairs in member States into a computer network, an ECOWAS statement said. Full text...

  • AU summit to name judges of Human and Peoples' Rights court
    13 may 2004 09:49:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The election of judges to the new African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights will take place during the forthcoming summit of African leaders, scheduled here 6-8 July, the Commission of the African Union has announced. Full text...

  • Austrian firm sells oil stakes in Sudan
    12 may 2004 21:22:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Austrian oil and gas group OMV AG has sold its stakes in two oil exploration Blocks in Sudan for 115 million US dollars, on the Sudanese government's approval, national news agency, SUNA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Conakry hosts Mano River Union summit
    11 may 2004 23:10:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A summit of the heads of state of the Mano River Union will hold 19 and 20 May in Conakry, sources confirmed here Tuesday, saying host President Lansana Conte had accordingly invited his counterparts in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali and Côte d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • UNESCO boss to attend AU Summits
    10 may 2004 19:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Director General Koïchiro Matsuura has indicated that he would attend the African Union (AU) Summit slated for July in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Chirac, Chissano hold talks in Paris
    06 may 2004 18:29:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac and his visiting Mozambican counterpart, Joaquim Chissano Thursday in Paris discussed bilateral and African issues, the French Presidency said. Full text...

  • EU hails emergence of new AU institutions on peace, conflicts
    06 may 2004 16:43:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The President of the European Union (EU) Council of Ministers, Tom Kitt, Thursday said the body "sets great store" on the continuing institutional developments within Africa under the aegis of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Benin paper urges Africa to draw from EU expansion
    06 may 2004 11:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The enlargement of the European Union (EU) with the entry of 10 more countries on 1 May should inspire Africa, "which continues to stutter like a continent doomed to mischance," the Benin private newspaper, Les Echos du Jour suggested Wednesday. Full text...

  • Dakar to host 1st African Intellectuals conference
    05 may 2004 21:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first conference of African intellectuals and those from the Diaspora is planned 7-9 October in Dakar, the international preparatory committee announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi holds talks with Konare
    05 may 2004 16:35:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi has held talks with visiting African Union Commission chairperson Alpha Omar Konare in the running of the African Union and ways to strengthen its institutions and structures. Full text...

  • AU extends mandate of African mission in Burundi
    05 may 2004 10:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union has extended the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in Burundi until the UN Security Council is ready to take over the responsibility, the AU's Peace and Security Council (PSC) announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives Obasanjo's envoy
    03 may 2004 20:04:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Monday received a message from Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on the progress of African Union (AU) and the strengthening of co-operation between Tripoli and Abuja, Libyan news agency JANA, reported. Full text...

  • Preparations begin for conference of African intellectuals
    03 may 2004 09:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Preparations begin here Monday, well ahead of a conference of African intellectuals and the Diaspora billed for 6-9 October in the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Africa to launch peace decade at Dakar conference
    03 may 2004 07:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A conference of African intellectuals and the Diaspora planned for next October in Dakar provides an ideal platform to launch the "African Decade for Peace 2005-2015," according to African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Alpha Oumar Konaré. Full text...

  • Somaliland stability pleases AU peace organ
    30 april 2004 11:16:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Despite the dragging nature of Somalia's national reconciliation talks being held in Kenya, stability in the breakaway Somaliland seems to give consolation to the African Union, according to an AU security body. Full text...

  • AU underscores spirit of compromise in Comoros
    30 april 2004 09:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Only the spirit of responsibility and compromise among all Comorian parties would ensure the functioning of new institutions set up to safeguard stability on the Indian Ocean archipelago, the African Union has underscored. Full text...

  • AU urges Sudanese parties to uphold Darfur ceasefire
    30 april 2004 09:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union has submitted to Sudanese parties comprehensive proposals for the establishment of a Ceasefire Commission and the deployment of African military observers in the troubled Darfur region. Full text...

  • Morocco for viable autonomy in Western Sahara
    29 april 2004 10:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has announced its willingness to negotiate a "viable and final" autonomy status for Western Sahara on condition the kingdom exercised its sovereignty over the territory, an official source has said in Rabat. Full text...

  • Two countries ratify protocol on AU Court of Justice
    24 april 2004 11:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Comoro and Mauritius are the only member States of the African Union that have ratified the Protocol on the Court of Justice of the Union, adopted by African leaders at their ordinary session of July 2003 in Maputo, Mozambique, the AU Commission said. Full text...

  • Social partners forum on employment for Ouagadougou
    22 april 2004 20:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore Thursday told a mini-summit of AU heads of state here that a social partners forum on unemployment and poverty in Africa would be held here next September. Full text...

  • Six African leaders ponder employment at AU mini-summit
    22 april 2004 13:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- An African Union mini-summit on employment creation to combat poverty in Africa got underway here Thursday with six heads of state brainstorming on approaches to address the issue and its socio-economic ramifications. Full text...

  • Guinea to rejoin OMVS soon
    21 april 2004 20:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Guinea could soon rejoin the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) comprising Mali, Mauritania and Senegal, according to Cheikh Oumar Diallo, director of national water supply in Guinea. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives Austrian leader's envoy
    19 april 2004 18:00:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi has received a special message from his Austrian counterpart Wolfgang Schuessel, Libyan officials said Monday. Full text...

  • CTAS/AU experts meet in Cotonou
    19 april 2004 17:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Beninese Public Service, Labour and Administrative Reform Minister Boubacar Arouna Monday chaired a second session of the African Union's Labour and Social Affairs Commission (CTAS/AU) in Cotonou, Benin's capital. Full text...

  • AU Commission condemns assassination of Hamas leader
    19 april 2004 10:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The killing of Palestinian leaders will incite more violence and undermine any prospect for dialogue and peace between Israelis and Palestinians, African Union Commission chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare warned here Monday. Full text...

  • AU satisfied with conduct of polls in Algeria
    18 april 2004 11:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union (AU) observers in the recent Algerian presidential election headed by the deputy speaker of the Senegalese national assembly, Professor Abdoulaye Bathily, have endorsed the conduct of the polls on 8 April. Full text...

  • AU to send military observers to troubled Sudan's Darfur region
    17 april 2004 11:44:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) is to send military observers next week to monitor the ceasefire agreed last week by the Khartoum government and two rebel groups in Sudan's restive western Darfur region, national news agency, SUNA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • COMESA Summit to sign new treaty easing movement of people, goods
    16 april 2004 19:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A summit of Heads of States of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) billed for 8 June in Kampala, Uganda is expected to sign a crucial Protocol on the Free Movement of people and goods. Full text...

  • AU liaison offices for Monrovia, Nairobi
    15 april 2004 07:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) will shortly open liaison offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, the Union's Peace and Security Council decided at its fifth session held here this week. Full text...

  • Impasse in Ivorian crisis worries AU Security Council
    15 april 2004 07:51:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) remains concerned by the impasse in the national reconciliation process of Cote d'Ivoire, says a communique issued after the fifth session of the AU Peace and Security Council. Full text...

  • Cotonou hosts AU labour commission session Monday
    14 april 2004 23:07:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A session of the African Union (AU) labour and social security session will be held in Cotonou from 19-24 April, the Beninese cabinet announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • African leaders to attend launch of AU Peace Council
    14 april 2004 13:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African heads of state and government are due to convene here 25 May for the official launch of the continent's Peace and Security Council (PSC), one of the new organs of the African Union (AU), it was officially announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU opens up to African journalists
    14 april 2004 12:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Building a tradition of interaction with the African media is the new course of action of the African Union Commission, Peace and Security Commissioner Said Djinnit stated here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU to send military observers to Sudan's Darfur Region
    14 april 2004 11:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) announced Wednesday it was preparing to send a military mission to monitor the ceasefire agreement reached last week between the government of Sudan and two rebel movements in the country's western Darfur Region. Full text...

  • Konare unveils report on 1994 Rwandan genocide
    07 april 2004 14:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission chairman Alpha Oumar Konare said Wednesday it was no longer conceivable for Africa to rely on reports from abroad to shed light on the problems of the continent. Full text...

  • UNDP, Germany support AU peace agenda
    06 april 2004 15:48:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Germany and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Tuesday signed here a third party cost-sharing agreement to support the implementation of the African Union's peace and security agenda. Full text...

  • AU proposes levy system as self-financing mechanism
    06 april 2004 11:45:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- In a bid to curtail a legacy of being perpetually under-funded, the African Union (AU) is considering introduction of levies, among other alternative sources, to finance its programmes. Full text...

  • UNESCO Committee on NEPAD meets in Paris
    03 april 2004 14:15:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A UNESCO committee on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) begins meets here Monday in a two-day working session to discuss regional and sub-regional integration, informed sources disclosed Saturday. Full text...

  • 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...

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