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20th African Union Summit, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia, 21st-28th january 2013
  • 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...

  • Mozambican envoy updates Kadhafi on AU summit preparations
    23 june 2003 23:39:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Mozambican Foreign Minister Simao Leonardo was in Tripoli Sunday to update Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi on preparations for next month's African Union (AU) summit in Maputo. Full text...

  • African civil society to meet in Maputo
    23 june 2003 23:31:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Civil society organisations from various African countries will meet in Maputo from 27 June to 2 July within the framework of the 2nd African Union (AU) summit scheduled in the Mozambican capital from 4 to 12 July. Full text...

  • Gbagbo sues for single candidate for AU executive office
    22 june 2003 17:58:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, currently on a visit here, has suggested that only a single candidate bid for position of African Union (AU) Commission chairman, who would be elected at next month's Heads of State summit in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Rwanda gives way to Mauritius to host African Court
    22 june 2003 13:49:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Rwanda has decided to give way to Mauritius to host the African Court of Justice (CAJ), Mauritian Foreign Minister Anil Gayan has said. Full text...

  • Chissano, Mbeki to meet in Pretoria ahead of AU summit
    22 june 2003 13:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki, as Chair of the African Union (AU), will hold discussions with President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique on Tuesday at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria, the South African capital. Full text...

  • Burundi's president leaves for EAC summit in Nairobi
    20 june 2003 18:51:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian President Domitien Ndayizeye left Bujumbura Friday for Nairobi to attend the second extraordinary summit of the East African Community (EAC) that groups Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Full text...

  • COMESA delegation off to USA economic summit
    20 june 2003 13:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) secretary-general Erastus Mwencha is at the head of a 30-person delegation, which includes private sector representatives, to the US-Africa Business Summit scheduled to take place in Washington, D. Full text...

  • UEMOA ministers defend African cotton sub-sector
    19 june 2003 15:41:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe Prime Minister Ernest Paramanga Yonli has launched an impassioned appeal in Ouagadougou in favour of the spirit of equity and the respect of the free market by developed countries. Full text...

  • AU donates $50,000 to displaced people in Congo
    18 june 2003 20:47:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has donated $50,000 for displaced people from Congo's violence-prone Pool region, state radio announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • High rent awaits AU summit delegates in Maputo
    18 june 2003 14:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Foreign Minister Leonardo Simao has criticised the behaviour of some businessmen and private citizens who are charging high rates for accommodating delegates to the African Union summit due to be held in Maputo in early July. Full text...

  • El-Beshir lauds AU support for peace process in Sudan
    17 june 2003 08:26:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar El-Beshir has praised the role the African Union (AU) was playing to achieve peace in his country and to foster stability elsewhere in Africa. Full text...

  • Rwanda fields candidate for AU commissioner
    16 june 2003 19:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Rwanda's Foreign Minister Charles Murigande has revealed here that Kigali will submit Patrick Mazimhaka's candidature for one of the 10 Commissioners of the African Union (AU) during next month's annual summit in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Ould Taya receives message of support from Bamako
    14 june 2003 17:26:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian president Maaouya Ould Taya Saturday received Malian minister of state for African Integration Oumar Hamadoun Dicko, who was here to deliver a message from President Amadou Toumani Toure. Full text...

  • Madagascar ratifies AU Constitutional Act
    14 june 2003 12:07:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Madagascar has ratified the African Union (AU) Constitutional Act, becoming the 52nd Member State of the continental organisation to do so, official sources in Antananarivo have said. Full text...

  • Ex-migrants threaten to disrupt African Union summit
    13 june 2003 17:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Former Mozambican migrant workers in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) have threatened to disrupt the 4-12 July African Union (AU) summit in Maputo unless the government pays money it allegedly owes them. Full text...

  • Mauritanian Parliament adopts CILSS regulations on pesticides
    12 june 2003 23:35:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian National Assembly Thursday adopted a bill authorising President Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya to ratify the regulations of the Inter-State committee for the fight against drought in Sahel (CILSS) relating to pesticides. Full text...

  • AU aids Central African refugees
    12 june 2003 15:37:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Commission Thursday donated 50,000 dollars to the Central African Republic (CAR) to help refugees and internally displaced people uprooted by military and political crises in the country. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Compaore confer on AU, CEN-SAD
    12 june 2003 13:31:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi and visiting Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore have held talks on ways of strengthening the African Union (AU) and the Community of Sahel and Saharan States (CEN-SAD), official Libyan sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Liberian leader's presence might embarrass Mozambique
    12 june 2003 13:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican authorities could face an embarrassment if embattled Liberian President Charles Taylor, currently indicted for war crimes over his role in the civil war in Sierra Leone, comes to the African Union (AU) summit in Maputo next month. Full text...

  • Mozambique readies conference centre for AU summit
    12 june 2003 08:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Inauguration of the Maputo conference centre, which will host the second summit of heads of State and government of the African Union (AU), is planned for 25 June, ahead of the proceedings which span 4-12 July. Full text...

  • Amara Essy says happy to serve Africa
    11 june 2003 23:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The interim chair of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy, said on Wednesday in Paris that he has done his best to serve Africa as the head of the continental body in the past year. Full text...

  • African first ladies summit in Maputo
    11 june 2003 19:11:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Organisation of African First Ladies (OPDAS) will hold its ordinary general assembly in Maputo, Mozambique, on the sidelines of the African Union (AU) summit in July, the president of the association, Edith Lucie Bongo, has said. Full text...

  • AU summit preparations hot up in Maputo
    11 june 2003 19:08:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Interim African Union (AU) Commission Chairman Amara Essy has acknowledged the pace of preparations in Maputo ahead of next month's Assembly of Heads of State and Government, saying he was "very satisfied" with the run of things in the Mozambican capital. Full text...

  • Mozambican police receive patrol vehicles for AU summit
    10 june 2003 19:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican police has received five patrol vehicles from the South African government to help strengthen its capacity for security during the African Union (AU) summit due in Maputo from 4 to 12 July. Full text...

  • Essy announces AU meeting on putsches
    10 june 2003 18:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The central organ of the African Union (AU) would meet in the coming weeks to discuss putsches on the continent, interim AU Commission chairman Amara Essy hinted here Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU Summit: Historic opportunity for gender advocates
    09 june 2003 13:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- In her heyday, when Miriam Makeba sang, the whole world listened. Full text...

  • Retired Mali president visits Cote d'Ivoire
    07 june 2003 14:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Retired Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare paid a brief visit to Abidjan Friday evening during which he held two hours of private discussions with Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • African environment ministers to meet in Maputo
    06 june 2003 21:21:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A special African Union (AU) session of environment ministers opens in Maputo Monday to discuss and eventually approve an Environment Initiative Action Plan to be submitted to the 4-12 July annual summit in the Mozambican capital. Full text...

  • Commission defends AU support staff selection process
    05 june 2003 19:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA - Mozambique's Inter-mi-nisterial Commission for the African Union Summit (CIUA) stated here Thursday that the selection of staff to support the delegates to next July's African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of state and Government was conducted in a responsible and transparent manner. Full text...

  • Malian govt adopts UEMOA treaty documents
    05 june 2003 17:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian government on Wednesday adopted the instruments of ratification of the Treaty creating the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) Parliament, official sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Africa's environmental problems of catastrophic proportions
    05 june 2003 09:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In the build up to last year's African ministerial conference on the environment (CMAE), a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) painted a rather gloomy picture of environmental prospects for the continent, citing increased pollution, soil degradation, persistent drought, floods and the loss of plant and animal species. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire seeks Zimbabwe's support in bid for AU post
    04 june 2003 15:58:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- An envoy from Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo met here Wednesday with President Robert Mugabe to curry Zimbabwe's for support for interim African Union (AU) Commission chairman Amara Essy's bid to retain the post during elections billed for next month's AU summit in Mozambique. Full text...

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