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28th Summit of the African Union
Addis Ababa Ethiopia - 22 -31 Jan. 2017
  • AU calls for contributions to Digital Solidarity Fund
    06 july 2004 09:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) is set to call on the local communities, the civil society organisations and the private sector to contribute to the Digital Solidarity Fund set up during the World Conference on New Information and Communication Technologies in Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Annan sees conflicts in Africa as bane to AU's new vision
    06 july 2004 09:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UN secretary-general Kofi Annan is greatly perturbed by the recent upsurge in violence and human rights abuses in eastern DR Congo, continued instability in Cote d'Ivoire, and persistent tension between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Full text...

  • AU executive council recommends bank for basic products
    06 july 2004 09:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU)'s executive council has recommended the creation of an African bank for basic products in order to reduce price fluctuation of strategic raw materials and improve the position of African producers on the global markets. Full text...

  • UN Habitat Boss Wants Urbanisation in AU Vision
    06 july 2004 08:46:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Anna Tibaijuka has described the African Union (AU) Vision and Mission unveiled here as a "good starting point", but observed that it lacked several aspects of demographic challenges posed by urbanisation in Africa. Full text...

  • DR Congo to speak out at AU Summit
    05 july 2004 23:37:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo Foreign minister Antoine Ghonda, who arrived in Addis Ababa last weekend said the country would seize the platform of the African Union summit opening there Tuesday to voice its grievances. Full text...

  • AU contemplates unified telecom numbering zone
    05 july 2004 23:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A feasibility study for a Pan- African project to create a unified telecom numbering zone will soon be entrusted to an inter-institution coordination committee comprising IUT, UAT, NEPAD, RASCOM, ADB and regional economic blocs, official sources indicated here Monday. Full text...

  • AU Executive Council ends meeting in Addis Ababa
    05 july 2004 23:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 5th ordinary session of the AU Executive Council closed here Monday evening after an uninterrupted marathon session lasting more than nine hours and devoted to a review of some 60 draft decisions for submission to the heads of state summit opening Tuesday in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • AU executive council urges networking of African customs
    05 july 2004 23:20:00
    Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A network of African customs departments and unions will soon be put in place, sources close to the AU Executive Council told PANA Monday. Full text...

  • AU executive council seeks extension of AGOA beyond 2008
    05 july 2004 23:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Foreign ministers meeting ahead of the African Union summit opening here Tuesday have indicated plans to press for the US to scale up the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Full text...

  • AU executive council worries over situation in Cote d'Ivoire
    05 july 2004 21:52:00
    Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 5th ordinary session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), which completed its proceedings here Monday, expressed "grave concern" at the situation in Côte d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • AU guns for African Charter on good governance
    05 july 2004 20:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the African Union has recommended that the AU Commission convene a meeting of jurists with a view to drawing up a draft African charter on elections, democracy and governance. Full text...

  • AU satisfied with preparations towards Great Lakes Summit
    05 july 2004 19:59:00
    Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The AU executive council expressed satisfaction Monday with the "remarkable progress in preparations for the international conference on the region of the Great Lakes" billed for 16-20 November 2004. Full text...

  • AU calls for sanctions against Burundi rebels
    05 july 2004 19:50:00
    Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the African Union (AU), which closes its 5th ordinary session here Monday, has asked the AU peace and security council (CPS) to consider appropriate political and judicial measures against the PALIPEHUTU-FNL rebel movement in Burundi. Full text...

  • AU urges fair trial for suspected Malabo mercenaries
    05 july 2004 19:42:00
    Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The executive council of the African Union (AU) Monday urged the authorities in Equatorial Guinea to ensure a fair trial for suspected mercenaries currently detained in Malabo. Full text...

  • African Union to deploy 300 troops in Sudan's Darfur
    05 july 2004 19:14:00
    Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) will soon deploy a 300-member protection force from four countries in west Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the director of the AU peace and Security Council, ambassador Sam Ibok, revealed Monday in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • ECOWAS urges Ivorian parties to embrace peace
    05 july 2004 16:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The mediation and security council of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) insisted here Sunday that the G7, a coalition of seven out of the 10 signatories of the Linas-Marcoussis peace agreement, need to re-join the government of national reconciliation. Full text...

  • Gabonese leader off to AU summit in Ethiopia
    05 july 2004 16:00:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba will leave Libreville Monday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will attend from 6 to 8 July a summit of the African Union, an official source said. Full text...

  • Ghana urges Kadhafi to attend AU summit
    05 july 2004 15:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Visiting Ghanaian President John Kufuor Monday reiterated an appeal on the Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi to attend the third African Union (AU) summit opening Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Libyan News Agency (JANA) reported. Full text...

  • Kadhafi equation haunts Addis Ababa proceedings
    05 july 2004 15:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi's attendance or non-attendance at the third African Union (AU) summit (6-9 July) has fuelled speculation among the diplomatic community bound by confidentiality on themes that do not serve their interests and strategies. Full text...

  • ECOWAS calls for resumption of Ivorian cabinet sessions
    05 july 2004 15:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Mediation and Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged the Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and other politicians to revive activities of the national reconciliation government and implement the Linas-Marcoussis agreements. Full text...

  • African summit to examine 59 draft decisions
    05 july 2004 14:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Leaders at the 3rd African Union (AU) summit opening here Tuesday will examine 59 draft decisions prepared by African foreign ministers and ambassadors accredited to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the continental body's headquarters. Full text...

  • Sudan asks AU for protection against 'outsiders'
    05 july 2004 13:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Sudan has appealed to the African Union (AU) for protection against external negative influences and isolation by some sections of the international community. Full text...

  • Mbeki departs Monday for AU summit in Addis Ababa
    05 july 2004 13:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki is expected to depart Monday at the head of the South African delegation to the African Union (AU) summit scheduled 6-8 July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • President Wade leaves for AU summit in Ethiopia
    05 july 2004 13:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade left Dakar Monday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 3rd ordinary summit of the African Union (AU), an official source said in the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Mozambique makes turn around recovery in agriculture
    05 july 2004 12:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Mozambique is bouncing out of food aid dependence as a result of an effective partnership with international partners in revamping the agricultural sector, President Joaquim Alberto Chissano disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • Konare asserts authority of AU on Darfur
    05 july 2004 12:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (Ethiopia) -- The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Alpha Konare is insisting on the need for political negotiations to solve the crisis in Darfur, where a communal animosity has complicated an uprising between the Sudanese government and two rebel movements. Full text...

  • Monologue, invective baffle human rights in Angola, Zimbabwe
    05 july 2004 12:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Scrutinising the annual report of the African Human and Peoples Rights Commission by the African Union's Executive Committee here was a platform for invective that perpetuates 17 years of monologue, suspicion and indifference which often marked the regular presentation of such reports to AU political bodies. Full text...

  • Sudan refutes genocide claims in Darfur
    05 july 2004 10:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- There is no genocide, famine or epidemics in Darfur in western Sudan as reported by the international media, according to Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Osman attending a meeting here. Full text...

  • Gbagbo flies to Addis Ababa
    04 july 2004 21:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo Sunday flew to Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to attend the AU summit opening 6 to 8 July. Full text...

  • Ghanaian leader visits Libya on the way to Addis
    04 july 2004 19:42:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Kufuor on Sunday afternoon arrived in Tripoli for a working visit, sources said in the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • African leaders take turns holding talks with Kadhafi
    04 july 2004 18:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Musseveni had a phone conversation Sunday with the leader of the Libyan revolution, Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi. Full text...

  • Algeria to host African meeting on terrorism
    04 july 2004 18:28:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- A second intergovernmental meeting of high-level experts on the African convention on the prevention and fight against terrorism is due 12-13 October in Algiers, Abdelkader Messahel, Algerian minister in charge of Maghrebi and African affairs, has said. Full text...

  • Kufuor leaves for AU summit in Ethiopia
    04 july 2004 17:54:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Kufuor left Accra Sunday for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to attend the third ordinary summit of the African Union (AU) from 6 to 8 July. Full text...

  • Compaore leaves for AU summit in Addis Ababa
    04 july 2004 16:34:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe leader Blaise Compaore left Ouagadougou Sunday for Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to attend the third African Union (AU) summit, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Hurdles persist on Burundi's road to peace
    04 july 2004 12:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Burundi's peace process has achieved unquestionable positive results both at the political and security levels, the African Union (AU) has acknowledged, though insisting that there were still hurdles to surmount. Full text...

  • AU Peace and Security Council discuss Darfur crisis
    04 july 2004 12:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 15 members of the recently constituted African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) met here Sunday, with the crisis in the western Sudan region of Darfur among priority issues on their agenda. Full text...

  • AU Peace and Security Council challenged on Cote d'Ivoire
    04 july 2004 11:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) which was launched last May has been urged to send a clear and unambiguous signal to the belligerents in the Ivorian conflict concerning the need for them to demonstrate the political will to steer the country out of the crisis. Full text...

  • DR Congo peace process still fragile, AU Commission warns
    04 july 2004 10:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The recent rebellion in eastern DR Congo was a clear proof of the extremely fragile nature of the transitional process in the country, according to a report of the African Union (AU) Commission released here Sunday. Full text...

  • AU Commission delineates hotbeds in Africa
    04 july 2004 09:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Southern and western Sudan, Somalia, the Comoros, Burundi, DR Congo, Central African Republic (CAR), Sao Tome and Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau and Eritrea/Ethiopia have been identified by the Commission of the African Union as conflict resolution priorities in the bid for continental stability. Full text...

  • Sudanese rebel leader issues conditions for Darfur meeting
    03 july 2004 14:09:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- A senior member of western Sudan's rebel Movement for Justice and Equity, Ahmed Tujod has stated that it will only attend a meeting on the conflict in Darfur convened by African Union Commission chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare after the disarmament of the pro-government Arab Janjaweed militias. Full text...

  • AU Commission chair convenes meeting on Darfur conflict
    03 july 2004 14:07:00
    N'djamena- Chad(PANA) -- Representatives of the Sudanese government and two rebel groups, the Movement for Justice and Equity (MJE) and the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) will hold direct political negotiations on 15 July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Alpha Oumar Konaré announced here Friday evening. Full text...

  • Rights body urges African Union to stem conflicts
    03 july 2004 10:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three days before the 2004 African Union (AU) summit begins in Ethiopia, the New York-based Human Right Watch has urged the continental body to make the protection of civilians and fighting impunity for human rights abuses "central to its initiatives against conflicts in the region". Full text...

  • African Union Commission unveils audacious action plan
    02 july 2004 21:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union Commission's 2004-2007 plan of action will be among the highlights on the agenda of the third AU heads of state and government summit to be held from 6-8 July in the Ethiopian capital. Full text...

  • Foreign minister to represent Seychelles at AU Summit
    02 july 2004 21:33:00
    Victoria- Seychelles (PANA) -- Foreign minister Jeremie Bonnelame will represent President James Alix Michel of Seychelles at the third African Union Summit scheduled 6-8 July in Addis Ababa, an official source announced here Friday. Full text...

  • AU Parliament fights for budget
    02 july 2004 21:22:00
    Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Tanzanian lawmaker Gertrude Mongella, who is speaker of the African Union Parliament, could leave Addis Ababa without securing an autonomous funding for the Pan-African parliament after her request for a $27-million budget for the next six months received no approval, sources close to the AU Executive Council revealed Friday. Full text...

  • AU's inadequate funding worries Mbeki
    02 july 2004 17:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- As African leaders prepare to meet for the 3rd Assembly of the African Union next week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, South African President Thabo Mbeki Friday emphasised the importance of the summit to pay serious attention to the important matter of providing funds to enable the AU to function soundly. Full text...

  • AU commission chair outlines plans for Darfur
    02 july 2004 16:38:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- In concert with its partners, the African Union (AU) is deploying resilient efforts to find a lasting solution to the crisis facing the Darfur region of western Sudan, according to AU Commission chair Alpha Omar Konare Friday here. Full text...

  • African Union action plan needs $600 annually
    02 july 2004 15:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Implementation of the 2004/2007 African Union Commission plan of action will need US$600 million annually, according to a draft budget statement made available to PANA here. Full text...

  • Ambassadors endorse Konare's vision, strategy
    02 july 2004 14:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African ambassadors accredited to the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa adhered "in principle" to the vision and strategy proposed by AU Commission chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare to lay in the next three years (2004-2007) the foundations for "an Africa in peace, integrated and prosperous. Full text...

  • Rights bodies in Africa push for media freedom
    02 july 2004 11:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A delegation comprising media and other organizations have petitioned the African Union (AU) Commission calling for the urgent establishment of a legal and institutional framework to safeguard a conducive media environment in Africa. Full text...

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