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  • Pretoria wants speedy implementation of AU Parliament
    07 july 2003 12:13:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- One of the cornerstones of the African Union and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)) is the proposed establishment of a Pan African Parliament and AU leaders are hoping that member countries will use this week's summit to help make this a reality. Full text...

  • Will Bush's African visit overshadow the AU summit?
    07 july 2003 10:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Focusing on the two major events taking place this week -- the African Union Summit and the visit of US President George Bush to Africa -- the independent Sowetan newspaper expressed fears Monday that the visit might overshadow the important AU summit in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • UNESCO showcases its progress at AU Summit
    07 july 2003 09:47:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- UNESCO is using the second summit of the African Union in Mozambique to highlight and showcase a number of the projects it has undertaken to help transform this battle-scared country. Full text...

  • 36 African countries join the Chemical Weapons Convention
    07 july 2003 08:36:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Thirty-six African countries have joined the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), it was disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • Mozambican premier underscores need for peace in Africa
    06 july 2003 19:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Manuel Mocumbi has called on African nations to raise up an African society of peace, harmony and social justice. Full text...

  • Africa sets out on a long march to integration
    06 july 2003 19:56:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The African Union has started a long march that requires a great deal of resources and commitment of its members to attain the economic integration and social development of the African people, AU Interim Chairperson Amara Essy said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Chissano discuss AU Summit
    06 july 2003 19:48:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano held a telephone discussion on Sunday with his Libyan counterpart Mouammar Kadhafi on the forthcoming summit of African Union (AU) scheduled in a few days in Maputo, an official source in Tripoli said. Full text...

  • Rwanda Criminal Tribunal wants cooperation binding on AU members
    06 july 2003 19:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A delegation from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is currently touring several West African countries to garner support for a resolution by the African Union, which would make full cooperation with the court binding on all member states, a court official hinted in Dakar at the weekend. Full text...

  • African integration no longer an option, says SA minister
    06 july 2003 18:38:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- National interests should not be stumbling blocks in Africa's efforts to improve the lives of its people, South African Foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said here late Sunday. Full text...

  • Arab League seeks revamping of Afro-Arab cooperation
    06 july 2003 17:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Sources close to the Arab League affirmed Sunday that the body plans to submit a project at the African Union summit to revive Afro-Arab cooperation. Full text...

  • UNESCO hopes for sustainable measures at Maputo Summit
    06 july 2003 16:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- UNESCO assistant director general for Africa Noureini Tidjani Serpos has expressed the hope that the African Union (AU) Summit would adopt sustainable measures aimed at solving several problems impeding the development of Africa. Full text...

  • Sassou Nguesso to propose anti-aggression pact in Maputo
    06 july 2003 15:27:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo intends to propose the signing of a "pan-African Pact against aggression" during the African Union (AU) summit in Maputo. Full text...

  • Member states owe AU $39 million in arrears
    06 july 2003 15:22:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African Union (AU) member states owed the continental organisation 39 million US dollars in contributions, a summit official said in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • 23 candidates vie for 8 openings at AU Commission
    06 july 2003 15:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The 3rd ordinary session of the Executive Council of the African Union opening here Sunday would have to choose 8 candidates from 23 fielded by 17 AU member States and short-listed by an independent committee. Full text...

  • AU ambassadors propose merging NEPAD into AU Commission
    06 july 2003 14:43:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Permanent representatives (ambassadors) to the African Union have recommended the integration of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) secretariat into the AU Commission. Full text...

  • 23 candidates vie for 8 posts as AU commissioners
    06 july 2003 13:50:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The African Union has short-listed 23 candidates to contest the eight available posts for commissioners of the organisation during the summit in the Mozambican capital of Maputo, PANA learnt on Sunday. Full text...

  • AU employees angered by staffing issues
    06 july 2003 13:00:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The African Union was born with the specific goal of assisting a continent desperately needing to transform itself. Full text...

  • Mozambique shows new face to the world
    06 july 2003 10:34:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Maputo, home to this week's annual African Union summit, is a city that has been re-born. Full text...

  • Dlamini-Zuma arrives in Maputo for ministers' meeting
    06 july 2003 10:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has arrived in Maputo to attend the African Union (AU) Executive Council (ministers) meeting. Full text...

  • Mozambicans hold ecumenical service for AU summit
    05 july 2003 16:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano on Saturday reiterated the necessity for Africans to be involved in the projects aimed at developing their continent. Full text...

  • AU toughens convention against terrorism
    05 july 2003 15:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Member countries of the African Union intend to improve their convention on combating all forms of terrorism, it was disclosed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Foreign minister to represent Tunisia at AU summit
    05 july 2003 13:29:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian Foreign Minister Habib Ben Yahia will represent President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali at the African Union (AU) summit scheduled to be held next week in Maputo, Mozambique, an AU official confirmed here. Full text...

  • AU Ambassadors call for Ecosocc inaugural session
    05 july 2003 13:18:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- African Union Ambassadors have called for the convening of the inaugural session of the AU's economic, social and cultural council (Ecosocc) before the end of 2003. Full text...

  • Arrears drop, but 8 countries still under sanctions
    05 july 2003 12:48:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Contribution arrears owed to the African Union dropped from $45. Full text...

  • AU Peace and Security Council will not be adopted in Maputo
    05 july 2003 12:39:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The protocol on the establishment of the Peace and Security Council is most unlikely to enter into force during the Maputo summit, as wished during its adoption at the first African Union summit in Durban, South Africa one year ago. Full text...

  • 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...

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