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  • Mozambique tightens security for African Union Summit
    05 july 2003 12:26:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A major security operation is in place to ensure that the African Union Summit in Maputo goes off without a hitch. Full text...

  • South Africa plays role in Maputo summit preparations
    05 july 2003 12:16:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- All eyes are on Maputo this week as the African Union Summit gets into full swing. Full text...

  • Welcome to Maputo of the new millennium
    05 july 2003 12:00:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- 'Bem-vindo' reads the Portuguese sign welcoming arrivals at Maputo International Airport. Full text...

  • Kadhafi confers with Obasanjo, Bouteflika
    04 july 2003 22:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Friday held telephone discussions with Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria on the Liberian crisis. Full text...

  • Pires hinges AU success on African countries
    04 july 2003 22:47:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdean president Pedro Pires has said the smooth functioning of the African Union (AU) 4-12 July summit in Maputo, Mozambique largely depended on the conduct of African countries. Full text...

  • OSCA announces pre-referendum on AU in January 2004
    04 july 2003 22:25:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A pre-referendum for the approval of the Constitution of the United States of Africa (African Union) will be organised 1 January, the office of the African Civil society Organisation (OSCA) said here Friday. Full text...

  • EU's Prodi, Nielson for AU Maputo summit
    04 july 2003 22:23:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European commissioner in charge of development and humanitarian aid, Poul Nielson leaves here Sunday for Maputo, Mozambique to attend the African Union (AU) summit at the invitation of AU officials, official sources have announced. Full text...

  • Cameroon still pondering AU chairman election
    04 july 2003 17:57:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Observers in Yaounde say the government and political pundits in Cameroon are still pondering about which of the candidates to vote for in the forthcoming chairmanship election of the African Union Commission. Full text...

  • AU transition process ushered into its ultimate phase
    04 july 2003 11:47:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African diplomats and policy-makers are ready to put the last touches to the 26-month transition following which the African Union (AU) is expected to become operational. Full text...

  • AU ambassadors start meeting in Maputo
    04 july 2003 10:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The permanent representatives committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU) began meeting here Friday to lay the groundwork for the annual summit of the Union. Full text...

  • Cameroonians favour Diaspora admission into AU
    03 july 2003 19:38:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonians generally favour the involvement of the African Diaspora in the programmes of the African Union (AU), a survey conducted here by PANA Thursday has revealed. Full text...

  • African Union delegates urge Africa to seek one voice
    03 july 2003 17:36:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- At the end of the forthcoming Maputo summit of the African Union (AU), the continent should present a unanimous vision seeking to guarantee its stability and future economic development, according to some delegates interviewed on Thursday. Full text...

  • Reunion Island looks forward to a seat at the African Union
    03 july 2003 13:41:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Senegalese proposal to raise the African Diaspora to the status of 6th region of the African Union was welcomed with satisfaction in political and cultural circles in Reunion Island, essentially populated by Afro- Malagasies. Full text...

  • Difficult integration of the Diaspora in the African Union
    03 july 2003 12:34:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ahead of the African Union (AU) summit in Maputo, Mozambique Burkinabes continue to query the relevance in pushing for representation of the Diaspora in the continental concert. Full text...

  • Child abuse irritates African civil society
    03 july 2003 09:42:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The civil society in Africa has called for a stronger political will to implement the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and other domestic laws intended to combat child abuse. Full text...

  • Senegal's Wade prays Africa leaves Maputo more united
    02 july 2003 22:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade wants African leaders address "thorny issues" confronting the continent expeditiously so that Africa leaves the African Union (AU) summit in Maputo more united than divided. Full text...

  • Foreign Minister Yahia to represent Tunisia at AU summit
    02 july 2003 20:29:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has designated Foreign minister Habib Ben Yahia to represent him at the African Union (AU) summit slated for Maputo, Mozambique next week, the official news agency reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mozambican official sees HIV/AIDS, NICTs as key challenges
    02 july 2003 19:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Transport and Communications minister Tomaz Salomao Wednesday described access to new technologies and the struggle against HIV/AIDS as major challenges to Africa's development. Full text...

  • Namibian minister urges Africa to acquire own satellite
    02 july 2003 19:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa urgently requires its own satellite to guarantee the safety of its airports and key military installations in the wake of heightened terrorist threats around the world, a Namibian minister suggested here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nkrumah vouches for African Diaspora role in AU
    02 july 2003 18:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Africans in the Diaspora hold a vital key for the economic independence of the continent and should be given representation in the African Union, a Ghanaian academic said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • African civil society bodies denounce neo-liberal policies
    02 july 2003 18:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African civil society organisations (CSOs) Wednesday concluded a six-day meeting here expressing concern about the continued imposition and adoption of neo- liberal policies that continue to impoverish the African people. Full text...

  • Africa brings agriculture to the forefront
    02 july 2003 16:48:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The general view of agriculture in Africa is sometimes discouraging, says UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General Jacques Diouf. Full text...

  • Linking Africans in Diaspora into AU gets more support
    02 july 2003 16:32:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A leading Zimbabwean academic Wednesday expressed support for Senegal's proposal to link Africans in the Diaspora to the mother continent, saying this could help expand the continent's influence globally. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Afeworki discuss AU, Horn of Africa
    02 july 2003 13:10:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi and Eritrean President Assias Afeworki met here Tuesday evening to discuss developments on the African scene in general and the Horn of Africa in particular. Full text...

  • Mozambican president suggests use of African languages
    02 july 2003 13:02:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has said he prefers African languages at regional conferences that bring together African nations. Full text...

  • Mozambique urges access to international markets
    02 july 2003 12:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The most important challenges facing Africa today include improvement of rural infrastructure and world market access, Mozambican Agriculture and Rural Development minister Hélder Muteia told experts at a meeting that preceded Wednesday's confab of Agriculture ministers holding here in the build up to next week's African Union summit. Full text...

  • South African First Lady challenges women to contribute to AU
    02 july 2003 10:41:00
    Pretoria- South Africa (PANA) -- First Lady Zanele Mbeki of South Africa has enjoined women in the country to be active participants in the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) as well as contribute to the vision, objectives and principles of the African Union. Full text...

  • Chissano urges African self-reliance in agricultural production
    02 july 2003 10:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- President Joachim Chissano Wednesday urged African countries to prioritise investments in agriculture by relying more on their own resources rather than waiting for donors to address local problems. Full text...

  • Zambia weighs options over candidates for AU leadership
    02 july 2003 09:31:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- In the countdown to next week's Maputo African Union (AU) summit, the Zambian government was Wednesday weighing options over which candidate to back among the three bidding for chairmanship of the AU Commission. Full text...

  • Pedro Pires, MPLA secretary general discuss AU
    01 july 2003 17:42:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The upcoming summit of the African Union (AU) was among issues discussed here at the weekend between Cape Verde President Pedro Pires and visiting Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) secretary general Joao Lourenco. Full text...

  • Kick-start agriculture to end food crisis in Africa
    01 july 2003 12:53:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Renewed commitment of each African country is urgently needed to kick-start the agriculture industry and end repeated high-profile famines on the continent, African agricultural experts gathered here were told on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mbeki advocates AU, African Diaspora stronger ties
    01 july 2003 12:32:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki, currently on an official visit to Jamaica, has called for stronger ties between the African Union and the African Diaspora in order to solve various problems that confront the two groups. Full text...

  • Alpha Oumar Konaré greets President Wade
    30 june 2003 22:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal Monday evening received former Malian President, Alpha Oumar Konaré, who is campaigning for the chairmanship of the African Union Commission. Full text...

  • Congolese split over role of African Diaspora within AU
    30 june 2003 20:10:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese intellectuals are split in their arguments over whether the African Diaspora should be incorporated into the African Union (AU) programmes for the growth and development of the continent. Full text...

  • Somali academics concur with AU, Diaspora ties
    30 june 2003 18:27:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Somali academics here agree there is a need to get the African Diaspora involved in the African Union (AU) programmes, but opine that a lot still has to be done to build confidence between the two parties. Full text...

  • African MPs discuss Pan African Parliament in Cape Town
    30 june 2003 15:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Parliamentarians from around Africa converged in Cape Town to discuss the establishment of a Pan African Parliament whose inaugural sitting South Africa has already requested to host. Full text...

  • AU urged to give representation to African Diaspora
    30 june 2003 15:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The African Union would have to open up the African Diaspora if the original agenda of the black consciousness movement that set the tone for the continent's political emancipation is to be fulfilled, insists Zambian academic and veteran politician Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika. Full text...

  • Mozambique set for AU summit
    30 june 2003 15:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Maputo, the Mozambican capital, is ready to roll out the red carpet for African leaders due here next week for the second assembly of the African Union, host President Joaquim Chissano declared Monday. Full text...

  • The rich take lion's share of education in Africa
    30 june 2003 14:55:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African governments are unwittingly using education to widen the gap between the rich and the poor, a veteran Ghanaian educator contends. Full text...

  • Togo at a loss over choice of AU commission chairman
    30 june 2003 14:15:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo is yet to take an official position concerning which candidate to back for the chairmanship of the African Union Commission, Foreign minister Yao Roland Kpotsra conceded here Monday. Full text...

  • African CSOs push for participation in governance
    30 june 2003 12:42:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Though deadly serious about participation in the governance of their countries, civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa find the going tough. Full text...

  • South Africa undecided on who to back for AU chief
    30 june 2003 10:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has not yet officially endorse a candidate for the post of African Union (AU) Commission chairman, Foreign Affairs spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said on Monday. Full text...

  • Algeria to favour consensus to AU presidency
    28 june 2003 17:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria is in favour of a consensus in choosing the chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, rather than through elections planned for the summit opening 10 July in Maputo, Mozambique, reliable sources said here. Full text...

  • Mugabe backs Kadhafi's call for an African army
    28 june 2003 15:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has affirmed total support for Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi's suggestion of an African army to contain civil strife on the continent and avoid the intervention of non-African forces. Full text...

  • Malian House throws weight behind Konare for AU post
    27 june 2003 22:36:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The speaker of Mali's Parliament, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, affirmed his "unfailing support" for former President Alpha Omar Konare's candidacy in the election of the African Union commission chairman. Full text...

  • African Union summit preparations on time
    26 june 2003 22:45:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican authorities expressed confidence that all preparations to host the second heads of state summit of the African Union from 4 to 12 July in the capital Maputo are on time. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Mugabe discuss bilateral ties, AU in Tripoli
    26 june 2003 13:28:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi and his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe have been holding talks here on strengthening bilateral ties, events in Africa and the upcoming African Union (AU) Maputo summit slated for 4-12 July. Full text...

  • Interim AU Commission chairman visits Kigali
    25 june 2003 21:33:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The interim chair of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy held discussions here Tuesday with President Paul Kagame on the next AU summit billed for July in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Mbeki, Chissano confer over Maputo AU summit
    24 june 2003 12:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joachim Chissano Tuesday held talks with South African President Thabo Mbeki on the agenda of the second African Union (AU) summit slated for 4-12 July in Maputo. Full text...

  • Kibaki, Mkapa root for regional cooperation
    24 june 2003 10:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and his Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa have forcefully voiced for a strong integration within East Africa, saying it was necessary for international competitiveness. Full text...

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