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27th Summit of the African Union in Kigali
(Rwanda) 17 to 18 July 2016
  • Experts brainstorm on food crisis in southern Africa
    05 october 2004 15:34:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- Agriculturalists from the 14-nation Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) have joined their colleagues from the African Union (AU) at a meeting in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, on how to tackle the recurring food crisis in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Annan to help African Union expand Darfur mission
    05 october 2004 10:41:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has proposed four areas where the United Nations can immediately help the African Union expand its ceasefire-monitoring mission in the strife-torn Darfur region of western Sudan, according to his spokesman here. Full text...

  • AU condemns expulsion of African immigrants by Italy
    05 october 2004 08:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Alpha Oumar Konare has condemned recent expulsions of African immigrants by the Government of Italy. Full text...

  • Nouakchott hosts forum on Senegal River basin
    04 october 2004 22:48:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- About 60 experts from Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Mauritania Monday continued a sub-regional meeting here discussing future plans for the Senegal River basin. Full text...

  • Angola, CAR, Sudan, Congo Republic join UN body
    04 october 2004 15:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Angola, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo and the Sudan have been accepted as core members to the UN International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (IC/GLR), the UN has said. Full text...

  • Keino roots for sports use in regional integration
    02 october 2004 16:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The renewed bid to revamp the East African Community (EAC) received a major boost at the weekend, with top Kenya sports officials calling for increased use of competitive sport to enhance ideological integration. Full text...

  • Olympic chief says sports could boost East African integration
    02 october 2004 14:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) chairman Kipchoge Keino stressed here Saturday that sports could be harnessed to foster integration within the East African Community (EAC) comprising Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Full text...

  • COMESA ministers adopt a common gender policy
    02 october 2004 13:46:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Gender ministers of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) ended a two-day confab here Saturday with the adoption of a common gender policy document for the organisation. Full text...

  • AU to deploy more troops in Darfur
    01 october 2004 13:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Striving to bring tranquillity in the bloodied Darfur region of western Sudan, the African Union (AU) announced Friday it was going to substantively strengthen its military presence on the ground. Full text...

  • Konare sues for end of border conflicts in Africa
    01 october 2004 12:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African nations must put an end to border wars, African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare stated here Friday. Full text...

  • Benin chairs CEN-SAD council of security ministers
    30 september 2004 23:27:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin has assumed chairmanship the council of Interior and Security ministers of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), officials said Thursday on the sidelines of the organisation's sixth meeting on security and cross-border crime. Full text...

  • US envoy roots for expanded AU peacekeepers in Darfur
    24 september 2004 16:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An expanded African Union peacekeeping force is the best solution to manage the growing possibility of escalating insecurity within refugee camps in Sudan's western Darfur region, the United States special envoy to Sudan said here Friday. Full text...

  • Stakeholders mark third NEPAD anniversary
    24 september 2004 12:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) will on 23 October in Johannesburg mark the third anniversary of the launch of the blueprint, a release indicated Friday. Full text...

  • African treaty gathers 19 signatures in 29 years
    24 september 2004 07:34:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Twenty-nine years since its adoption, the Convention on Inter-African Technical Cooperation Programme has obtained its 19th signature. Full text...

  • Experts begin work on Political Federation of EAC
    22 september 2004 19:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An expert panel appointed recently to expedite political federation of the East African Community (EAC) has started work in Arusha, Tanzania, aiming to beat the 30 November deadline given it, the EAC Secretariat said Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU urges commitment to fight TB, HIV in Africa
    21 september 2004 13:06:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union Commission has called upon leaders of the continent and the international community to strengthen the fight against tuberculosis as an essential element of the efforts to tame HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Mauritania becomes Group 5+5 member
    19 september 2004 19:45:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania has obtained full- fledged membership of the 5+5 Group, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecoms minister Mohamed El Ghali Ould Cherif Ahmed has disclosed. Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks to formally adjourn Friday
    17 september 2004 16:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- After days of seeming deadlock in the Darfur peace talks in Nigeria, parties to the talks are to meet Friday night to formally adjourn negotiations and return home for consultations, African Union (AU) officials said. Full text...

  • Pan African Parliament sits in South Africa
    16 september 2004 14:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Pan African Parliament (PAP) Thursday opened its second sitting - the first in its new permanent seat of South Africa - at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, outside here. Full text...

  • AU mission to assess refugee situation in Sierra Leone
    16 september 2004 11:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A delegation from the African Union (AU) is expected to arrive in Freetown Saturday to assess the refugee situation in Sierra Leone with a view to enhancing its programmes on refugees on the continent. Full text...

  • AU says Darfur talks continue at informal level
    15 september 2004 21:56:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Darfur peace talks in Abuja are continuing at informal level, contrary to widespread reports that negotiations had collapsed, the African Union (AU) said Wednesday in the Nigerian capital. Full text...

  • Launch of African Parliament to cost Pretoria 7 million rands
    13 september 2004 20:01:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The inauguration of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) 17 September will cost the South African government about 7. Full text...

  • EAC ministers approve Burundi, Rwanda membership
    13 september 2004 14:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East African Community (EAC) Ministerial Council has approved the membership of Rwanda and Burundi to the regional body. Full text...

  • Republic of Korea contributes to AU peace fund
    13 september 2004 13:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare Monday thanked the people and government of the Republic of Korea for a donation of $200,000 in support of the AU Peace Fund. Full text...

  • Soares backs Cape Verde's quest for special status in EU
    11 september 2004 11:31:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Portugal's former Prresident Mario Soares has backed Cape Verde's request for a special status within the European Union, informed sources told PANA in Praia. Full text...

  • Security Council expected to vote on Sudan sanctions next week
    10 september 2004 15:00:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- In spite of Sudan's rejection of the US description of the Darfur crisis as genocide, Washington said it had received a "very positive" response at the Security Council late Thursday to a draft resolution aimed at ameliorating the security and humanitarian crises in Darfur. Full text...

  • Austria props Mozambican City Council
    09 september 2004 18:15:00
    Beira- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Austrian government's development co-operation agency has announced a grant of 300,000 Euro to the Dondo City Council in Mozambique's central province of Sofala. Full text...

  • Former Senegalese premier named AU representative
    09 september 2004 09:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Erstwhile Senegalese Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye has been named Special Representative of the African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, to promote civil protection in armed conflicts. Full text...

  • Konare calls for African Marshall plan
    08 september 2004 21:00:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The President of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Alpha Oumar Konaré, stated here Wednesday that only an effort similar to what was made in Western Europe after the second World War, or even more, would pull Africa out of its current situation. Full text...

  • Compaore urges African leaders to fight unemployment
    08 september 2004 19:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso on Wednesday in Ouagadougou urged African leaders to show strong political commitment and adopt an action plan for the creation of employment and drastically reduce poverty on the continent. Full text...

  • AU denies Sudan talks reported deadlock
    07 september 2004 16:57:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) mediators of the Sudan peace talks in Abuja, have denied media reports that negotiations had stalled over disagreement by the parties on the issue of security. Full text...

  • President Toure attends AU employment summit
    07 september 2004 13:14:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure is due in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso for the two-day African Union (AU) summit on employment and poverty reduction opening there Wednesday, the State House indicated here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kerekou attends Ouagadougou employment summit
    07 september 2004 08:32:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- President Mathieu Kerekou of Benin will attend the two-day AU summit meeting on employment opening Wednesday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed here Monday. Full text...

  • Sudanese president attends AU employment summit
    07 september 2004 08:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- President Omer Hassan el-Bashir of Sudan leaves Khartoum Tuesday for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to attend a two-day African Union (AU) summit on employment and poverty reduction opening in the Burkinabe capital Wednesday. Full text...

  • Bouteflika set to attend AU Ouagadougou summit
    06 september 2004 21:13:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will attend the AU extraordinary summit on employment and poverty reduction which convenes Wednesday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, official sources revealed here Monday. Full text...

  • Mbeki to attend AU summit on poverty alleviation in Ouagadougou
    06 september 2004 18:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki travels Tuesday to Ouagadougou for the 8-9 September African Union (AU) extra-ordinary summit on Employment and Poverty Alleviation in the Burkinabe capital, an official statement said Monday in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou forum advocates social dialogue
    06 september 2004 16:36:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Some 400 delegates holding the first forum of social partners to prepare the African Union summit on employment and the fight against poverty have urged African governments to promote and prioritise decent employment in their economic and social policies. Full text...

  • France attends AU summit on employment
    06 september 2004 13:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cooperation and Francophonie minister Xavier Darcos will represent France at the African Union (AU) summit on employment billed for 8 and 9 September in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, French diplomatic sources indicated here. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso seeks training for African youths
    03 september 2004 20:22:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Youssouf Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso Friday appealed to rich and developed countries to help member countries of the African Union (AU) in training their youths and creating jobs for them. Full text...

  • Stakeholders to reach consensus on job in Africa
    03 september 2004 19:36:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- An international forum gathering 400 participants from social partners including NGOs, employers' associations and the civil society opened here Friday to harmonise views on employment. Full text...

  • Cape Verde seminar sizes up ECOWAS
    02 september 2004 22:56:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- A seminar on the advantages of Cape Verde's integration into the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold here 8 and 9 September in the presence of ECOWAS secretary general Mohamed Ibn Chambas. Full text...

  • AU Commission chairperson visits Gabon
    31 august 2004 21:44:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare held discussions here Tuesday with Gabonese head of state Omar Bongo Ondimba. Full text...

  • AU delegation visits Burundi
    29 august 2004 18:45:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A delegation of the African Union Sunday arrived here to take stock of the political and humanitarian situation following the recent killing of 160 Congolese Banyamulenge refugees in Gatumba near the Burundian capital. Full text...

  • Uganda supports AU peace efforts on Darfur
    26 august 2004 15:48:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya has pledged his country's support for the African Union's (AU) initiative at resolving the conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • African leaders to meet on job creation, poverty alleviation
    26 august 2004 08:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Finding ways and means to address the root causes of poverty and unemployment will be the key focus of an extraordinary summit of African leaders coming up early next month in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Sudanese talks formally open as rebels drop demand
    25 august 2004 18:11:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Parties to the Darfur crisis in the Sudan finally started peace negotiations Wednesday in the Nigerian capital Abuja, after the rebels agreed to stand down their reservations on the talks agenda. Full text...

  • Konare affirms AU force's neutrality in Darfur
    23 august 2004 15:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Alpha Oumar Konare, affirmed Monday that the AU force deployed to Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur would be a neutral umpire in the crisis. Full text...

  • Bashir renews commitment to Abuja peace talks on Darfur
    21 august 2004 13:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan el-Bashir has reaffirmed his government's commitment to resolving the conflict in the western region of Darfur, the subject of an African Union (AU) peace talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja Monday. Full text...

  • Togolese heads West, Central Africa AU Youth office
    20 august 2004 19:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Yawovi Djimedo Ekon of Togo has been named director of the African Youth Foundation (FUAJ) regional office for West and Central Africa, a release indicated here Friday. Full text...

  • SADC summit winds up in Mauritius
    18 august 2004 10:44:00
    Grand Bay- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC)'s 24th summit ended Tuesday evening in Grand Bay in northern Mauritius, expressing concern over the spread of HIV/AIDS in the sub-region which has reached "alarming proportions. Full text...

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