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29th African Union Summit,
27th June to 4th July 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • AU team to observe Ethiopian legislative polls
    10 may 2005 12:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A 30-member multidisciplinary team of the African Union (AU) will observe Ethiopia's legislative elections on 15 May 2005, the AU Commission announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Konare laments gloomy situation in Africa
    09 may 2005 13:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Alpha Oumar Konare has warned that Africa will be unable to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) judging from adverse conditions facing countries on the content. Full text...

  • Cape Verde plans to seek EU membership
    07 may 2005 17:33:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves has said Cape Verde would this year formally apply to join the European Union. Full text...

  • Wade nudges African oil producers to ponder why Arabs are rich
    07 may 2005 14:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye of Senegal Saturday urged African oil producing countries to seek to know why Middle Eastern countries are "rich" from oil revenue, while they remained "poor". Full text...

  • Wade deplores the invisible benefits of Africa's debt
    07 may 2005 13:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Saturday openly wondered what and where were the benefits of the high debt burden of African countries that has stifled the continent's growth and development. Full text...

  • African experts push for more domestic funding of MDGs
    06 may 2005 21:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African countries need to pay "greater attention" to the mobilisation of domestic resources to finance the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), experts from government institutions recommended here Friday. Full text...

  • Senegalese economist terms HIPC as ineffective
    06 may 2005 21:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A Senegalese economist, Moustapha Kassé has described the Highly Indebted Poor Countries initiative (HIPC) supposed to reduce $12. Full text...

  • African experts want audit of continent's external debt
    06 may 2005 20:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Experts from African governmental institutions Friday recommended an audit to profile the continent's debt, reflecting its volume, origin and terms under which creditors provided the loans, as a prelude to a comprehensive justification for debt cancellation. Full text...

  • External debt 'legacy of colonisation' - African civil society
    06 may 2005 20:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Civil society organisations from across Africa have described the continent's external debt as "partially a legacy of colonisation," and called for an "unconditional" cancellation of the debt stock of all low-income countries. Full text...

  • Gambia hosts West African monetary zone summit
    06 may 2005 12:42:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Leaders from five nations of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) are expected to converge in Banjul on Friday to attend a summit of the zone seeking to establish a common currency for the region. Full text...

  • AU searches alternatives to fund Mission, Vision plan
    04 may 2005 18:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Union Commission faces a shortfall in funding to implement its Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan for 2004-2007, compelling the continental body to seek alternative sources of funding, AU commissioner for economic affairs, Dr Maxwell Mwezalamba, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU official justifies need for common position on debt
    04 may 2005 18:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The failure of past solutions prescribed to address Africa's huge external debt has prompted the African Union to seek a "common position" on how to rid the continent of this crippling problem, a senior official said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Wade maintains Africans must finance African Union
    04 may 2005 17:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade Wednesday reiterated his proposal for the imposition of a 0. Full text...

  • Experts meet on Africa's debt, MDGs in Dakar
    04 may 2005 10:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Economic and financial experts from across Africa convened here on Wednesday to chart a common position of the African Union (AU) on the continent's external debt burden. Full text...

  • Eminent Africans sue for Africa's debt write-off
    03 may 2005 21:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A group of eminent African personalities meeting here under the auspices of the African Union Commission Tuesday called for the cancellation of Africa's debt to enhance efforts to lift the continent out of the abyss of abject poverty. Full text...

  • AU air transport ministers to meet in Sun City
    29 april 2005 11:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- African Ministers of Transport will meet in Sun City, North West province of South Africa 16-19 May for the African Union (AU) Air Transport conference to discuss implementation of the Yamoussoukro decision on open skies in Africa. Full text...

  • Tanzanian MPs caution on immediate EA federation
    28 april 2005 18:09:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanians Members of Parliament on Thursday opposed the government's proposal to have the country become part of the East African Federation so soon after the formation of the East African Community. Full text...

  • AU blames mistrust for continued conflict in Sudan's Darfur
    28 april 2005 16:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The situation remains volatile and unpredictable in Western Sudan's Darfur region due to mistrust between belligerents in the troubled area, says an African Union (AU) report issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • Liptako heads of state end conference in Mali
    26 april 2005 19:22:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore was re- elected chairman of the Liptako Gourma Authority (ALG) at the sixth conference of heads of state of the organisation wound up Monday in the Malian town of Gao. Full text...

  • Libya prefers military ties within AU framework
    25 april 2005 14:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan government has reaffirmed its commitment to upholding the conventions, protocols and accords of the African Union (AU) in articulating its foreign policy objectives with other nations of the global community. Full text...

  • 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...

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