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

  • 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...

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