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29th African Union Summit,
27th June to 4th July 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Darfur peace talks to resume in Abuja Thursday
    20 october 2004 18:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union, AU-sponsored Darfur peace talks are to resume in Nigeria Thursday, four weeks after the negotiations were adjourned over seeming deadlock between the warring Sudanese parties. Full text...

  • AU calls for unity to solve Great Lakes conflicts
    20 october 2004 16:03:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Leaders of countries within the Great Lakes region have been called upon to strive towards a united future, determined to build a strong region free from conflicts. Full text...

  • SADC reviews social security code
    19 october 2004 16:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tuesday began meeting in Lusaka, discussing how to strengthen social security arrangements across borders of member countries under a protocol of the regional trade grouping. Full text...

  • Ivorians will settle their own crisis, says Konare
    12 october 2004 11:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare, who attended the first Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora (7-9 October) in Dakar said "the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire will be resolved by the Ivorians themselves. Full text...

  • Prof. Ngu says African intellectuals also suffer with masses
    09 october 2004 18:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Far from an affluent class, intellectuals in Africa are no less miserable and oppressed than the suffering masses, medical researcher and Pro-Chancellor of Buea University (Cameroon), Prof. Full text...

  • Former UNESCO boss cites reasons for Africa's brain drain
    09 october 2004 10:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The poor living condition of African intellectuals remains a major factor propelling brain drain on the African continent, a former head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has observed. Full text...

  • Kadhafi proposes four official languages for Africa
    08 october 2004 23:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Friday proposed the adoption of four official languages for use in Africa, as intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora brainstorm on ways to foster integration on the continent. Full text...

  • Kadhafi pleads for United States of Africa
    08 october 2004 23:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan Revolution, Colonel Muammar Kadhafi has reiterated the need to form the United States of Africa in order to give the continent more influence in the world. Full text...

  • Mahtar Mbow laments effects of globalisation on Africa
    08 october 2004 23:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Globalisation has taken a heavy toll on Africa, former UNESCO director Amadou Mahtar Mbow lamented Thursday at an inter-generation debate with African pupils and students at the University of Dakar. Full text...

  • Conflicts in Africa are rooted in poverty, says Pan-Africanist
    08 october 2004 22:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pressing the case for a supranational State, a delegate to the conference of intellectuals holding here pointed out Friday that the non-viability of most African States makes the argument all the more compelling for them to pool their resources in a common entity, The United Africa (UA). Full text...

  • Host Senegal declares Africa, Diaspora forum successful
    08 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said Friday that the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, which opened here Thursday, has recorded a string of successes. Full text...

  • Conflicts in Africa rooted in poverty, says Pan-Africanist
    08 october 2004 22:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pressing the case for a supranational State, a delegate to the ongoing conference of intellectuals in Dakar said Friday that the non-viability of most African States, reinforces the argument for them to pool resources in a common entity, The United Africa (UA). Full text...

  • Intellectuals x-ray Pan-Africanism at Dakar conference
    08 october 2004 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pan-Africanism as a concept came under scrutiny Friday at the conference of intellectuals underway here, with members of a committee on the theme differing over the feasibility of a functionally united Africa. Full text...

  • NGO pushes for Constitution of "The United Africa"
    08 october 2004 21:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- As the Dakar conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora split into working committees Friday, the African Civil Society Organisation (ACSO) seized the occasion to market its proposed constitution for a supranational State, The United Africa. Full text...

  • Gadio urges Diaspora intellectuals to return to Africa
    08 october 2004 21:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio Friday extended a fervent plea to intellectuals in the Diaspora to return to Africa. Full text...

  • Congo wants African strategy to ensure health for all
    08 october 2004 21:25:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo has expressed eagerness for Africa to design coherent strategies that will fulfil the demands of the policy of "health for all in the African region in the 21st century". Full text...

  • UNESCO hails involvement of Diaspora in African affairs
    08 october 2004 19:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO deputy director in charge of Africa, Nouréni Tidjani-Serpos believes that with the evolution of information and communication technologies, intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora do not need to return home before contributing toward continental development. Full text...

  • Former UNESCO boss lauds Africans for fortitude against odds
    08 october 2004 19:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A former United Nations official has praised generations of Africans for their strength in overcoming the danger, pains and adversities they have been subjected to for centuries. Full text...

  • African expert links development to industrial revolution
    07 october 2004 23:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Henri Hogbe Benlend, founder and first president of the African Mathematical Union, Thursday said the poor under-develoved of these days are those who missed the train of the 19th century industrial revolution. Full text...

  • Dakar forum intellectuals laud African leaders' vision
    07 october 2004 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Participants at the first conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opened here Thursday have praised African heads of state for their vision in promoting the speedy growth and development of the continent. Full text...

  • UNDP hails Dakar forum of Africa, Diaspora intellectuals
    07 october 2004 21:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commended the convening of a conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora now underway in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • African scientist urges resolve in bridging technology gap
    07 october 2004 21:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora underway here, an African scientist Thursday stressed at a plenary meeting that unalloyed commitment by governments was imperative in furthering science and technology in Africa. Full text...

  • Wade wants investment code in Africa
    07 october 2004 20:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade Thursday suggested to the African Union to draw up and agree on an investment code that all African countries must practice in order to avoid unfair competition on the continent. Full text...

  • Konare calls for African solidarity with Haitians
    07 october 2004 20:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Alpha Omar Konare, Thursday urged the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora to come up with a solidarity initiative in favour of troubled Haiti. Full text...

  • Konare calls for the building of a new Africa
    07 october 2004 19:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union Commission Chairperson, Alpha Omar Konare Thursday called for the building of a new Africa, where democracy, peace, institutional stability and genuine citizenship based on a shared vision of the future would be daily realities. Full text...

  • Africa, Diaspora intellectual forum opens in Dakar
    07 october 2004 19:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora opened here Thursday, with African Union Commission chairman, Alpha Omar Konare urging continental leaders to confide in intellectuals in the continent and abroad. Full text...

  • Wade slams "mediocre" experts in African governments
    07 october 2004 17:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade charged here Thursday that corrupt, but more especially incompetent cadres in administration were largely to blame for the raw deals African governments often received in transactions with Western countries. Full text...

  • Intellectuals can uplift Africa, says AU
    07 october 2004 17:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa needs its intellectuals both on the continent and in the Diaspora to gain respect within the international community, the African Union (AU) Commission said in a report to the conference of intellectuals, that opened in the Senegalese capital Thursday. Full text...

  • Museveni decries bottlenecks to Africa's development
    07 october 2004 16:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda said Thursday at the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora underway here, that internal and external factors, most of them a carry-over from the colonial period had continued to undermine efforts to develop the continent. Full text...

  • Africa needs progressive forces to forge integration - Mbeki
    07 october 2004 15:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa warned here Thursday that the renaissance and integration of Africa would be hard to attain without the mobilisation of progressive forces to bring about change on the continent. Full text...

  • Five presidents grace African Nobel laureates' gala night in Dakar
    07 october 2004 14:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Five African presidents attended Wednesday night's gala in honour of African Nobel laureates ahead of the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, which opened in the Senegalese capital Thursday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo tasks intellectuals in Africa, Diaspora on regional integration
    07 october 2004 14:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora should help guide the continent's integration process and rebirth after centuries of interference by outsiders, Nigerian President and African Union (AU) chair, Olusegun Obasanjo said in Dakar, Senegal Thursday. Full text...

  • African Nobel laureates plead for continental peace
    07 october 2004 13:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Nobel Prize winners pledged to rally other laureates from the continent and the Diaspora to work at instituting peace in Africa at a gala evening held Wednesday night ahead of the first conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opened Thursday in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Foreign Minister Gadio gives composition of Diaspora
    06 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In an interview with PANA on the eve of the 2003 Sun City-held summit, Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said the interest attached to the Diaspora was "to turn it into a sixth natural, historic, political, affective, and intellectual region of the continent". Full text...

  • Two Nobel Prize winners to attend Africa, Diaspora forum
    06 october 2004 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Nobel Prize winners Frederick de Klerk of South Africa and Wole Soyinka of Nigeria will represent the Nobel Prize winners from Africa at a gala Wednesday night in their honour ahead of the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opens here Thursday. Full text...

  • AU wants intellectual thoughts adduced at Dakar meeting
    06 october 2004 22:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- It is the ardent desire of the African Union (AU) for participants to adduce an 'African intellectuals' thought' during the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora that opens here Thursday, AU Commission Chairperson Alpha Omar Konare said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mkandawire pleads for new brand of Panafricanism
    06 october 2004 22:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Delegates at the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora opening here Thursday have a huge task to cover twelve themes whose introductory papers are assigned to selected authors heading six commissions. Full text...

  • Wade anticipates success of the Conference of Intellectuals
    06 october 2004 21:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora, due to open here Thursday, is almost certain to end in success, President Abdoulaye Wade told a news conference here Wednesday where African Union Commission Chairperson, Alpha Omar Konare was present. Full text...

  • Nouakchott forum on Senegal River basin ends
    06 october 2004 20:53:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A three-day workshop on optimum use of the Senegal River basin resources has ended here with recommendations geared towards substantial improvement in the economic and social conditions of countries sharing the waterway. Full text...

  • Dakar conference delegate presses for African cultural identity
    06 october 2004 20:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- On the eve of the conference of intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora scheduled here, an informed delegate insisted Wednesday that a shared African identity was conceivable inasmuch as meeting points can still be observed in cultural variations that resulted from the artificial boundaries of colonisation. Full text...

  • APAC chief sees Dakar confab of African intellectuals as timely
    06 october 2004 18:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The conference of African intellectuals and their brethren from the Diaspora opening in Dakar Thursday could not be more timely, coming against the backdrop of frantic moves to cut a new image for the continent in global politics and economics, according to delegates already in the Senegalese capital for the meeting. Full text...

  • Nobel winners' gala to kick off intellectuals' meeting
    06 october 2004 14:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A gala event Wednesday for Nobel Prize winners, who are expected to make a "Declaration of Peace in Africa," will precede Thursday's official opening of the Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Commissioner reviews autonomy of Rodrigues
    05 october 2004 21:13:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The commissioner of Rodrigues, Serge Clair Tuesday reviewed two years of autonomy of the island saying his team "is turning the people into a responsible population". Full text...

  • 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...

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