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28th Summit of the African Union
Addis Ababa Ethiopia - 22 -31 Jan. 2017
  • 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...

  • Kadhafi proposes four official languages for Africa
    08 october 2004 23:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Friday proposed the adoption of four official languages for use in Africa, as intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora brainstorm on ways to foster integration on the continent. Full text...

  • Kadhafi pleads for United States of Africa
    08 october 2004 23:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan Revolution, Colonel Muammar Kadhafi has reiterated the need to form the United States of Africa in order to give the continent more influence in the world. Full text...

  • Mahtar Mbow laments effects of globalisation on Africa
    08 october 2004 23:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Globalisation has taken a heavy toll on Africa, former UNESCO director Amadou Mahtar Mbow lamented Thursday at an inter-generation debate with African pupils and students at the University of Dakar. Full text...

  • Conflicts in Africa are rooted in poverty, says Pan-Africanist
    08 october 2004 22:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pressing the case for a supranational State, a delegate to the conference of intellectuals holding here pointed out Friday that the non-viability of most African States makes the argument all the more compelling for them to pool their resources in a common entity, The United Africa (UA). Full text...

  • Host Senegal declares Africa, Diaspora forum successful
    08 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said Friday that the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, which opened here Thursday, has recorded a string of successes. Full text...

  • Conflicts in Africa rooted in poverty, says Pan-Africanist
    08 october 2004 22:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pressing the case for a supranational State, a delegate to the ongoing conference of intellectuals in Dakar said Friday that the non-viability of most African States, reinforces the argument for them to pool resources in a common entity, The United Africa (UA). Full text...

  • Intellectuals x-ray Pan-Africanism at Dakar conference
    08 october 2004 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pan-Africanism as a concept came under scrutiny Friday at the conference of intellectuals underway here, with members of a committee on the theme differing over the feasibility of a functionally united Africa. Full text...

  • NGO pushes for Constitution of "The United Africa"
    08 october 2004 21:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- As the Dakar conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora split into working committees Friday, the African Civil Society Organisation (ACSO) seized the occasion to market its proposed constitution for a supranational State, The United Africa. Full text...

  • Gadio urges Diaspora intellectuals to return to Africa
    08 october 2004 21:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio Friday extended a fervent plea to intellectuals in the Diaspora to return to Africa. Full text...

  • Congo wants African strategy to ensure health for all
    08 october 2004 21:25:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo has expressed eagerness for Africa to design coherent strategies that will fulfil the demands of the policy of "health for all in the African region in the 21st century". Full text...

  • UNESCO hails involvement of Diaspora in African affairs
    08 october 2004 19:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO deputy director in charge of Africa, Nouréni Tidjani-Serpos believes that with the evolution of information and communication technologies, intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora do not need to return home before contributing toward continental development. Full text...

  • Former UNESCO boss lauds Africans for fortitude against odds
    08 october 2004 19:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A former United Nations official has praised generations of Africans for their strength in overcoming the danger, pains and adversities they have been subjected to for centuries. Full text...

  • African expert links development to industrial revolution
    07 october 2004 23:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Henri Hogbe Benlend, founder and first president of the African Mathematical Union, Thursday said the poor under-develoved of these days are those who missed the train of the 19th century industrial revolution. Full text...

  • Dakar forum intellectuals laud African leaders' vision
    07 october 2004 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Participants at the first conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opened here Thursday have praised African heads of state for their vision in promoting the speedy growth and development of the continent. Full text...

  • UNDP hails Dakar forum of Africa, Diaspora intellectuals
    07 october 2004 21:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commended the convening of a conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora now underway in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • African scientist urges resolve in bridging technology gap
    07 october 2004 21:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora underway here, an African scientist Thursday stressed at a plenary meeting that unalloyed commitment by governments was imperative in furthering science and technology in Africa. Full text...

  • Wade wants investment code in Africa
    07 october 2004 20:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade Thursday suggested to the African Union to draw up and agree on an investment code that all African countries must practice in order to avoid unfair competition on the continent. Full text...

  • Konare calls for African solidarity with Haitians
    07 october 2004 20:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Alpha Omar Konare, Thursday urged the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora to come up with a solidarity initiative in favour of troubled Haiti. Full text...

  • Konare calls for the building of a new Africa
    07 october 2004 19:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union Commission Chairperson, Alpha Omar Konare Thursday called for the building of a new Africa, where democracy, peace, institutional stability and genuine citizenship based on a shared vision of the future would be daily realities. Full text...

  • Africa, Diaspora intellectual forum opens in Dakar
    07 october 2004 19:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora opened here Thursday, with African Union Commission chairman, Alpha Omar Konare urging continental leaders to confide in intellectuals in the continent and abroad. Full text...

  • Wade slams "mediocre" experts in African governments
    07 october 2004 17:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade charged here Thursday that corrupt, but more especially incompetent cadres in administration were largely to blame for the raw deals African governments often received in transactions with Western countries. Full text...

  • Intellectuals can uplift Africa, says AU
    07 october 2004 17:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa needs its intellectuals both on the continent and in the Diaspora to gain respect within the international community, the African Union (AU) Commission said in a report to the conference of intellectuals, that opened in the Senegalese capital Thursday. Full text...

  • Museveni decries bottlenecks to Africa's development
    07 october 2004 16:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda said Thursday at the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora underway here, that internal and external factors, most of them a carry-over from the colonial period had continued to undermine efforts to develop the continent. Full text...

  • Africa needs progressive forces to forge integration - Mbeki
    07 october 2004 15:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa warned here Thursday that the renaissance and integration of Africa would be hard to attain without the mobilisation of progressive forces to bring about change on the continent. Full text...

  • Five presidents grace African Nobel laureates' gala night in Dakar
    07 october 2004 14:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Five African presidents attended Wednesday night's gala in honour of African Nobel laureates ahead of the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, which opened in the Senegalese capital Thursday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo tasks intellectuals in Africa, Diaspora on regional integration
    07 october 2004 14:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora should help guide the continent's integration process and rebirth after centuries of interference by outsiders, Nigerian President and African Union (AU) chair, Olusegun Obasanjo said in Dakar, Senegal Thursday. Full text...

  • African Nobel laureates plead for continental peace
    07 october 2004 13:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Nobel Prize winners pledged to rally other laureates from the continent and the Diaspora to work at instituting peace in Africa at a gala evening held Wednesday night ahead of the first conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opened Thursday in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Foreign Minister Gadio gives composition of Diaspora
    06 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In an interview with PANA on the eve of the 2003 Sun City-held summit, Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said the interest attached to the Diaspora was "to turn it into a sixth natural, historic, political, affective, and intellectual region of the continent". Full text...

  • Two Nobel Prize winners to attend Africa, Diaspora forum
    06 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Nobel Prize winners Frederick de Klerk of South Africa and Wole Soyinka of Nigeria will represent the Nobel Prize winners from Africa at a gala Wednesday night in their honour ahead of the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opens here Thursday. Full text...

  • AU wants intellectual thoughts adduced at Dakar meeting
    06 october 2004 22:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- It is the ardent desire of the African Union (AU) for participants to adduce an 'African intellectuals' thought' during the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opens here Thursday, AU Commission Chairperson Alpha Omar Konare said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mkandawire pleads for new brand of Panafricanism
    06 october 2004 22:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Delegates at the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora opening here Thursday have a huge task to cover twelve themes whose introductory papers are assigned to selected authors heading six commissions. Full text...

  • Wade anticipates success of the Conference of Intellectuals
    06 october 2004 21:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, due to open here Thursday, is almost certain to end in success, President Abdoulaye Wade told a news conference here Wednesday where African Union Commission Chairperson, Alpha Omar Konare was present. Full text...

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