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29th African Union Summit,
27th June to 4th July 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Panel proposes airline tax to raise funds for AU projects
    24 april 2005 11:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An African Union (AU) economic advisory panel meeting here, has proposed a levy on air-tickets in Africa with a view to raising funds for the union's projects. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Compaore discuss the upcoming AU summit
    14 april 2005 22:33:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi and his visiting Burkinabe counterpart Blaise Compaore held discussions here Thursday on issues on the agenda of the next African Union summit slated for July in Sirte, Libya. Full text...

  • Ugandan president ends visit to Libya
    13 april 2005 18:18:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Museveni, Kadhafi discuss AU structures
    13 april 2005 13:23:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Visiting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • UNICEF calls for additional AU troops in Darfur
    11 april 2005 19:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNICEF's special envoy in the Darfur region, Keith MacKenzie, on Monday urged the African Union's (AU) to increase its presence in the troubled western region of Sudan. Full text...

  • AU calls for lifting of trade, economic sanctions against Sudan
    11 april 2005 19:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Post-conflict Reconstruction Committee, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma of South Africa has appealed for the lifting of all trade and economic sanctions against Sudan as well as debt cancellation for the beleaguered country. Full text...

  • AU chief executive welcomes Ivorian peace deal
    08 april 2005 07:48:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Commending the mediation efforts of South African President Thabo Mbeki, the African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson has welcomed the peace agreement signed this week in Pretoria by Ivorian political leaders. Full text...

  • Moroccan envoy commends Kadhafi over revival of UMA
    06 april 2005 19:21:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Morocco's ambassador to Libya Idriss Allaoui Wednesday paid glowing tribute to efforts made by the Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire's Bandama rally takes off Saturday
    05 april 2005 19:39:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Twenty drivers have confirmed their participation in the 33rd edition of the 856. Full text...

  • AU pins hopes on G8 for Africa's peace plan
    05 april 2005 08:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union's plan to enhance peace and security in the continent is gaining greater international support as the G8 members, the world's leading industrial nations ready for the mid-year summit with Africa's security concerns high on their agenda. Full text...

  • AU, Iran endorse Zimbabwe poll
    04 april 2005 08:47:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The African Union and Iran on Monday endorsed Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections held last week, becoming the latest of a growing list of foreign observers to give a thumbs up to the polls the opposition has rejected as fraudulently conducted. Full text...

  • Konare on South African visit
    02 april 2005 15:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Alpha Omar Konare, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, was expected Saturday in South Africa on a three-day visit as part of consultations with member States on AU programme, mission and vision for 2005-2006, an official statement said here. Full text...

  • AU sends election observers to Zimbabwe
    29 march 2005 21:31:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The African Union said on Tuesday that it had sent election observers to Zimbabwe to take part in this week's parliamentary poll on Thursday. Full text...

  • AU identifies obstacles to creation of ASF
    22 march 2005 13:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Absence of follow-up consultations and information sharing between the African Union and regional economic communities (RECs) were among factors that delayed the formation of the African Standby Force (ASF), the AU Commission disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU time pressed to set up African Standby Force
    22 march 2005 11:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The creation of an African Standby Force (ASF) to deal with common threats to the continent as a whole was behind schedule, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security Said Djinnit conceded here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Konare's special envoy in Comoros
    21 march 2005 18:58:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Francisco Caetano Madeira, a Special envoy of the African Union (AU) Commission Chair, arrived in Moroni Monday on a week-long visit to the Comoros. Full text...

  • AU mission encourages Darfur residents to return home
    20 march 2005 10:05:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The presence of the African Union (AU) monitoring mission in Sudan has encouraged certain local communities in the country's war-torn western Darfur region, especially in Tine and Labado to return to their homes, the continental body's assessment mission reported here Saturday. Full text...

  • AU plans use of force to disarm DR Congo rebel groups
    16 march 2005 14:34:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union is contemplating the use of force to disarm rebel groups operating in eastern DR Congo, Peace and Security commissioner Said Djinnit said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria assigns UK firm to ascertain oil earnings
    16 march 2005 09:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has signed on a UK firm, the Hart Group, to carry out a five-year financial, process and physical audit of its state-run oil firm, the NNPC, and the multinational oil firms operating in the country. Full text...

  • Francophone auditors convene in Yaounde
    15 march 2005 14:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Control and internal audit have a positive role in ensuring competition for public and private administrations in developed countries, while developing countries are severely affected by the absence of such mechanism. Full text...

  • Jamaica hosts AU, Caribbean Diaspora conference
    15 march 2005 13:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Caribbean Diaspora conference jointly organised by the South African government, the Jamaican government and the African Union intended to create linkages between Africa and the Diaspora begins Wednesday in Kingston. Full text...

  • Kibaki lauds Konare's leadership at AU Commission
    10 march 2005 14:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has hailed Alpha Oumar Konare's stewardship at the African Union (AU) Commission, saying the ability of the continent to effectively participate in the international arena depended on proactive coordination of its interests. Full text...

  • Non-African nations accredit envoys to AU
    08 march 2005 15:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Envoys from 19 non-African countries and the European Union were Tuesday accredited as permanent representatives of their governments to the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Committee seeks help to reintegrate SPLM/A ex-fighters
    08 march 2005 11:11:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A committee set up to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate combatants following last January's peace agreement between Khartoum and the separatist Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) is seeking the assistance of experts, including economists, sociologists and psychiatrists. Full text...

  • AU mission commends Burundi over referendum
    04 march 2005 15:00:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Mission in Burundi on Friday commended the "good conduct" of the referendum that endorsed the country's post-transition constitution last Monday. Full text...

  • AU executive council to adopt African stand on UN reforms
    04 march 2005 11:49:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) will hold a two-day extraordinary session here starting on 8 March to consider the proposed reforms of the UN Security Council, it was confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi reaffirms Libya's anchorage in Africa
    03 march 2005 19:41:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan revolutionary leader Mouammar Kadhafi reaffirmed Wednesday evening in Sirte his country's anchorage in Africa, urging his compatriots to invest in the continent. Full text...

  • Hippo kills Australian tourist in Kenya
    01 march 2005 16:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An Australian tourist was trampled to death and 12 others narrowly escaped Monday evening after a hippopotamus charged at a group of tourists at a popular recreation resort in Naivasha in Kenya's Rift Valley Province, police said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian papers focus on moves to revamp UMA
    25 february 2005 08:34:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Dimplomatic moves here to revitalise the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) was widely commented by the press in Mauritania this week. Full text...

  • Maghrebi Foreign ministers attempt revival of UMA
    21 february 2005 13:56:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Foreign ministers from member states of the Arab Maghrebi Union (UMA) are converging here to discuss ways of rejuvenating the Union, official sources said Monday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi's efforts to contain crisis in Togo
    21 february 2005 10:35:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The crisis in Togo was at the centre of a telephone conversation between Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and Niger President Mamadou Tanja on the one hand, and Faure Eyadema, Togo's new leader and son to the late President Gnassingbe Eyadema, on the other. Full text...

  • AU steps up pressure on authorities in Togo
    21 february 2005 10:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has expressed support for the measures taken by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against the de facto authorities in Togo. Full text...

  • AU-sponsored talks on Darfur resumes late February - minister
    20 february 2005 17:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Peace talks between Khartoum and two rebel groups in the war-ravished western Darfur region are set to resume later this month, a senior government official disclosed here Sunday. Full text...

  • Morocco pleads for revival of UMA
    18 february 2005 17:41:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan foreign minister Mohamed Benaïssa has stressed the need to transcend the bottlenecks affecting the smooth functioning of economic activities within the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA). Full text...

  • AU committee meets Sunday in Swaziland on UN reform
    18 february 2005 16:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma leaves the country Saturday for Swaziland to attend the 20-22 February meeting of the African Union Commission on the proposed reform of the United Nations. Full text...

  • Franco-Togolese conspiracy takes AU, ECOWAS to task
    15 february 2005 23:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- When upon the outbreak of the crisis in Toto the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) unequivocally demanded a return to constitutional order, they were not only sounding exceptionally tough but actually putting their own very credibility at stake. Full text...

  • AU chief expresses concern over simmering crisis in Togo
    14 february 2005 19:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has expressed concern about the worsening political situation in Togo, citing a crackdown on the media, notably the jamming of private radio stations in the country. Full text...

  • Kenya declines peacekeeping role in Somalia
    08 february 2005 14:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will not send troops to join the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in war-ravished Somalia, fearing that probable combat with Somali militias could compromise its mediatory role, foreign minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere said. Full text...

  • AU approves IGAD troop deployment in Somalia
    08 february 2005 11:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Union's Peace and Security Council has authorised the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to deploy a peace support mission in Somalia to provide security support to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) which is in the process of moving from Kenya to Somalia. Full text...

  • AU body urges Togo's 'de facto' rulers to restore order
    08 february 2005 11:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has condemned "the manner in which the de facto Togolese authorities organised the succession" at the helm of the country following the death last Saturday of President Gnassingbe Eyadema. Full text...

  • AU chairman calls for democratic elections in Togo
    07 february 2005 13:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) chairman, President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria has called for a democratic and internationally acceptable presidential election in Togo, warning that "political rascality" could plunge the West African nation into chaos and conflict. Full text...

  • AU, ECOWAS mourn Eyadema, reject succession
    07 february 2005 10:09:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) and ECOWAS leaders have rejected the succession of the late President Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo by his son, as the tiny nation was still mourning the passage of Africa's longest ruling leader. Full text...

  • Cameroon to host Francophone auditors' meeting
    04 february 2005 15:41:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 500 people will take part in the sixth conference of the Francophone Union of Internal Audit (UFAI) to be held in Yaounde from 13 to 16 March, official sources have said. Full text...

  • Repatriated Cape Verdians get reintegration
    04 february 2005 09:49:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Authorities in Cape Verde plan to shortly implement a 90,000-euro project to reintegrate repatriated nationals, who faced difficulties after returning home, Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves said. Full text...

  • Angola signs AU Convention against terrorism, mercenaries
    03 february 2005 20:38:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola has acceded to the African Union (AU) Convention against terrorism, official sources said in Luanda Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tandja, MSF founder hold discussions in Niamey
    03 february 2005 19:12:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- President Mamadou Tandja of Niger granted audience here Wednesday to former French minister and founder of the medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF), Bernard Kouchner, with whom he discussed public health issues. Full text...

  • AU leaders extend Obasanjo's tenure by six months
    03 february 2005 16:45:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) leaders who met in here 30-31 January have extended the tenure of Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo as AU chairman by six months, presidential spokesperson Remi Oyo said Thursday. Full text...

  • East African market pact restricts new bilateral trade ties
    03 february 2005 14:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Restrictions will prevail over the next two years in bilateral negotiations among members states of the three East African Customs Union because they belong to different regional trading blocs. Full text...

  • Konare rekindles spirit of pan-Africanism
    02 february 2005 09:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Renewal of the spirit of pan- Africanism is growing in its zeal to usher in a new era of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful continent, African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare stated Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU condemns attack on its monitors in Darfur
    01 february 2005 15:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A senior official of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) Tuesday condemned two incidents in which assailants shot at AU monitors in the southern Darfur region. Full text...

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