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  • Burkinabe dailies analyse conclusions of AU Summit
    19 july 2003 17:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkinabe press lengthily commented this week on the conclusions of the African Union (AU) summit held in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • African leaders meet in Abuja on Sao Tome
    18 july 2003 14:43:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, African Union (AU) chair and Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano, and deposed Sao Tome and Principe President, Fradique Bandeira de Menezes, met in Abuja Friday as part of continuing diplomatic efforts to restore constitutional government in the small Island where the military seized power Wednesday. Full text...

  • Benin press hails Konaré's election
    18 july 2003 09:47:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Newspapers in Benin have hailed this week's election of Alpha Omar Konaré as AU Commission chairman during its summit in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • AU mission arrives to put Comoros peace process on track
    17 july 2003 19:11:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- A top-level goodwill mission of the African Union (AU) has arrived in Moroni to embark on putting the national reconciliation process on track and help identify full establishment of institutions of the Comoros Union. Full text...

  • Experts discuss development of SMEs in UEMOA
    16 july 2003 16:23:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Experts of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) on Wednesday began a two-day workshop here aimed at promoting and funding Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the sub-region. Full text...

  • AU chair calls for return of constitutional order in Sao Tome
    16 july 2003 16:11:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African Union (AU) chair and Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano, Wednesday called on the authors of the dawn coup in Sao Tome to "restore constitutional order" immediately. Full text...

  • South African Minister leads AU delegation to Comoros
    16 july 2003 09:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is leading an AU delegation on a two-day visit to the Comoros as part regional efforts to help resolve that country's constitutional crisis. Full text...

  • AU Troika meets over Comoros crisis
    15 july 2003 19:41:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- South African Foreign minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is in Moroni to attend the meeting of the African Union (AU) Troika on the Comoros crisis, sources said here. Full text...

  • Cameroonians hail Tankeu's election on AU Commission
    14 july 2003 15:58:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The government-run daily Cameroon Tribune Monday hailed the election of Cameroonian Elisabeth Tankeu as the African Union's commissioner for trade and industry as a success for the country's diplomatic posture. Full text...

  • South African paper protests Mugabe's new AU post
    14 july 2003 14:42:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa - South Africa's privat-e "Star" newspaper Monday questioned the decision by the African Union (AU) to elect Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as its vice-chair to represent the Southern African region at the just-ended AU summit in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Kadhafi accuses the West of psychological war against Africa
    13 july 2003 11:38:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi has accused the West of "waging a psychological war" against Africa through "merciless campaigns" such as the AIDS pandemic, yellow fever and malaria. Full text...

  • Tanzania to host Afro-Arab trade fair December
    13 july 2003 10:06:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Arab Bank for African Development (BADEA) has accepted to shoulder the costs for 20 least-developed African countries that are ready to participate in this year's Afro-Arab Trade Fair. Full text...

  • Kadhafi calls on West to treat Africa as equal partner
    12 july 2003 23:53:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The West "has eaten our flesh raw and committed historic crimes by engaging in the slave trade and making huge fortunes from it," Libya's Colonel Kadhafi declared Saturday night in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • AU extraordinary summits set for water and defence issues
    12 july 2003 23:11:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Colonel Moammar Kadhafi affirmed on Saturday that the African Union intended to hold two extraordinary summits on a common defence and the redistribution of water resources in Africa. Full text...

  • Burkinabe NGO organises 'Integration Week'
    12 july 2003 20:56:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The maiden edition of an integration week was launched here Friday with the aim of promoting tourism, culture and better cooperation within the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). Full text...

  • Maputo AU summit calls for 'Council on the future of the Union'
    12 july 2003 20:38:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The second summit of the African Union recommended shortly before closing Saturday, the setting up of a "Council on the future of the Union," and detailed the AU Commission to carry out feasibility studies for its operation. Full text...

  • Kadhafi for the destruction of WMD world-wide
    12 july 2003 20:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Colonel Moammar Kadhafi of Libya has called for the elimination of all forms of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons on the entire planet, affirming that the African continent is not affected by this type of weapons and the phenomenon of terrorism. Full text...

  • Mugabe savours AU election
    12 july 2003 19:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Embattled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Saturday his election as African Union (AU) vice-chair for Southern Africa is a show of support by African countries for his government in its stand-off with powerful Western countries opposed to his rule. Full text...

  • Kadhafi says 'AIDS is a peaceful virus'
    12 july 2003 19:18:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Saturday in Maputo described AIDS as "a peaceful virus," which should not frighten Africans. Full text...

  • Chissano gives qualified support to US role in Liberia
    12 july 2003 19:09:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- AU chair and Mozambican President, Joaquim Chissano Saturday gave qualified support to US peace role in Liberia. Full text...

  • 9 September now African Union Day
    12 july 2003 17:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African Union Day will now be celebrated 9 September every year, instead of 2 March, the Maputo summit decided Saturday. Full text...

  • Addis Ababa to host 3rd AU Summit, not Madagascar
    12 july 2003 17:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Madagascar, which had offered since July 1999 to host the 3rd African Union summit in 2004, finally withdrew Saturday in Maputo, citing constraints and difficulties resulting from its just-ended political crisis. Full text...

  • AU wants year 2004 devoted to sports
    12 july 2003 16:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Assembly of the African Union (AU) has accepted Tunisia's proposal for 2004 to be devoted to physical education and sports to boost development and world peace. Full text...

  • Slow protocol ratification delays Pan-African Parliament
    12 july 2003 16:08:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community relating to the Pan- African Parliament needs 24 more ratifications to enter into force, it was disclosed here Saturday. Full text...

  • AU Assembly winds up second ordinary session
    12 july 2003 16:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African heads of state and government ended their annual summit here Saturday after mapping a common vision for the African Union and adopting a common agenda and programme of activities. Full text...

  • Konare, 3 AU Commissioners take oath of office
    12 july 2003 15:41:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The newly-elected Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Alpha Oumar Konare of Mali took the oath of office here Saturday, shortly before the Union's Assembly ended its second ordinary session. Full text...

  • Ten commissioners to shoulder Africa's challenges
    12 july 2003 15:13:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A team comprising an equal number of men and women with ages ranging from 47 to 55 years will take charge of the African Union directorate effective 12 July after swearing in before the second annual summit of the AU, which concludes its deliberations in Maputo Saturday. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou to host African summit on poverty
    12 july 2003 13:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- An extraordinary summit on employment and poverty alleviation in Africa will be held next year in Burkina Faso, it was confirmed here Saturday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Chairman praises AU Summit for landmark decisions
    12 july 2003 13:36:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Kufuor Saturday praised African leaders for taking decisions aimed at accelerating continental development, curbing conflicts and pulling Africa out of exclusion. Full text...

  • South Africa, Egypt to further AU talks
    12 july 2003 13:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Fresh from the African Union (AU) Summit in Maputo, the Foreign Affairs Departments of South Africa and Egypt Saturday announced they would hold talks on a number of political and economic issues. Full text...

  • AU summit praises ACHPR for work well done
    12 july 2003 13:13:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Leaders attending the second ordinary summit of the African Union have commended the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) "for the excellent work accomplished during the past year". Full text...

  • AU seeks EU support to set up peace facility
    12 july 2003 13:08:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African leaders Saturday welcomed "the dynamic and reinforcing partnership" developing between the African Union and the European Union in promoting peace, security and stability on their continent. Full text...

  • Kadhafi's initiative no longer subjected to sarcasm
    12 july 2003 13:02:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The African Union (AU), currently holding its second ordinary summit in Maputo, Mozambique, is no longer subjected to mockery and sarcasm from either within or outside the continent. Full text...

  • Religious leaders send message of hope as AU summit ends
    12 july 2003 12:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The governing Council of the South African Christian Leadership Assembly (SACLA), currently meeting in Pretoria, Saturday expressed "deep concern" about the wars and breakdown of governance in a number of African countries. Full text...

  • AU summit approves revised convention on natural resources
    12 july 2003 12:27:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Assembly of the African Union has approved the revised 1968 African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Full text...

  • African Union seeks solution to EPA deadlock
    12 july 2003 12:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union have emphasised the need for a speedy resumption of negotiations to end the deadlock in the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and ACP (African Caribbean Pacific) group of nations. Full text...

  • AU approves $43 million budget for 2004
    12 july 2003 12:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Assembly of heads of state and government of the African Union (AU) has approved the programme budget for 2004, fixed at 43 million dollars. Full text...

  • AU summit endorses NEPAD environment action plan
    12 july 2003 12:06:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Concerned about the rapid degradation of the African environment as a result of adverse global changes, the continent's leaders Saturday adopted the action plan of the environment initiative of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Full text...

  • AU to intensify cooperation with WTO
    12 july 2003 11:41:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African leaders Saturday called on the African Union (AU) member states and the European Union to intensify cooperation with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to help eradicate poverty and facilitate integration of African countries into the world economy. Full text...

  • AU summit calls for global forum to counter terrorism
    12 july 2003 11:30:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Reaffirming the commitment of the African Union (AU) to combat terrorism, African heads of state and government have proposed an international conference to draw up a code of conduct on counter-terrorism. Full text...

  • African leaders pledge to redouble efforts against HIV/AIDS
    12 july 2003 11:23:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African leaders meeting in Maputo on Saturday expressed deep concern at the continued spread of HIV/AIDS and pledged to redouble their efforts to fight the pandemic. Full text...

  • AU summit pushes creation of Peace and Security Council
    12 july 2003 11:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African leaders ended their summit here Saturday underscoring the urgency of the entry into force of the protocol establishing the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Nujoma foresees struggle for Africa's economic independence
    12 july 2003 11:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Namibian President Sam Nujoma has warned that Africa's struggle for economic development and eradication of poverty would be more difficult than the fight for political independence. Full text...

  • Trovoada explains withdrawal of AU bid
    12 july 2003 10:43:00
    Sao Tome- Sao Tome and Principe (PANA) -- Former Sao Tome and Principe president Miguel Trovoada has been explaining reasons behind the withdrawal of his bid for the African Union (AU) Commission chairmanship at the ongoing summit of heads of state in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Five women elected to AU Commission
    12 july 2003 09:00:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- In keeping with the gender equality concept adopted at the 2002 Durban summit of the African Union (AU) summit, the Executive Council of the AU Friday elected five women to serve as commissioners on the AU Commission. Full text...

  • Konare, right man at the right time for fledgling AU
    11 july 2003 23:35:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Following his election as chief executive of the African Union, pundits reckon Alpha Omar Konare has a formidable task taking the fledgling body to new heights. Full text...

  • Liberia a major issue at AU Summit
    11 july 2003 23:23:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The political crisis in Liberia remains a major issue at the African Union Summit in Maputo, even though the matter is not on the agenda and incumbent Liberian President Charles Taylor is not present. Full text...

  • Malians hail election Konare as AU Commission chairman
    11 july 2003 23:12:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malians have hailed the election Thursday in Maputo (Mozambique) of former president Alpha Oumar Konare as chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission. Full text...

  • AU, new phase in Africa's history - El Bashir
    11 july 2003 22:49:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan El-Bashir affirmed here Friday that Africa has entered a new phase of its history with the launch of the African Union (AU) whose second summit of Heads of State and Government is holding in the Mozambican capital. Full text...

  • Journalists at the mercy of security forces in Maputo
    11 july 2003 22:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican authorities have imposed severe restrictions on the journalists covering the African Union summit that opened here Thursday, denying them access to information sources. Full text...

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