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  • Mwanawasa urges AU to reduce Africa's wars
    25 may 2003 14:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- President Levy Mwanawasa on Sunday called on the African Union (AU) to double its efforts in order to ensure that the continent is rid of wars that have perpetuated hunger, poverty and diseases among its people. Full text...

  • Bamako commemorates Africa Day
    25 may 2003 13:16:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian Prime Minister Ahmed Mohamed Ag Hamani Saturday led diplomats from AU member states to the African Tower in a solemn function on the eve of Africa Day marked every 25 May. Full text...

  • Mbeki calls for peace, stability in Africa
    25 may 2003 12:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki Sunday paid tribute to the founders of the Organisation of African Unity as he led hundreds of South Africans and foreign dignitaries at Africa Day celebrations at Johannesburg Stadium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the OAU, now African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Essy upbeat about African integration
    24 may 2003 21:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Building the African Union (AU) through integration is a long term endeavour which should be pursued methodically, patiently and with faith, determination and resolute and clear sighted commitment by Africa's leaders and peoples, Interim Chairperson Amara Essy of the Commission said. Full text...

  • AU Foreign Ministers conclude deliberations
    24 may 2003 19:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Foreign ministers Saturday ended a four-day extraordinary session here after discussing five main issues, including the African Standby Force. Full text...

  • Ben Ali, Kadhafi hail AU progress
    23 may 2003 23:47:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and visiting Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi Friday lauded progress at setting up the structures of the African Union (AU), and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the Union's action plans. Full text...

  • Sao Tome's Miguel Trovoada campaigns for top AU post
    23 may 2003 21:16:00
    Sao Tome- Sao Tome et Principe (PANA) -- Retired Sao Tome and Principe President, Miguel Trovoada embarked on a Central African tour to campaign for election as President of the African Union (AU) Commission, informed sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Executive Council debates African Union budget
    23 may 2003 18:04:00
    Sun City- South Africa (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the African Union continued discussions on the African Union budget during its third extraordinary session that entered a third day here Friday. Full text...

  • Mozambique ready to host AU Summit, says foreign minister
    22 may 2003 21:00:00
    Sun City- South Africa (PANA) -- Mozambique, poised to assume the chairmanship of the African Union (AU), Thursday declared it was ready to host the 4-12 July AU summit in Maputo, considered the biggest international event ever in the country. Full text...

  • US, UK get UN nod to run interim authority in Iraq
    22 may 2003 17:13:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution lifting the economic sanctions imposed on Iraq, and approved the establishment of an administrative authority by the US and UK to run the country until a democratic regime is set up. Full text...

  • CAR's military govt barred from attending AU summit
    22 may 2003 16:16:00
    Sun City- South Africa (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has not invited the Central African Republic (CAR) government of General Francois Bozize to attend the July summit in Maputo following the March coup in Bangui that toppled President Ange-Felix Patasse from power. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Foreign ministers to discuss Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire
    22 may 2003 12:37:00
    Sun City- South Africa (PANA) -- Foreign ministers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meet here Thursday evening to discuss the current security situation in West Africa, with focus on Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Kadhafi restates Tripoli's pro-African vision
    22 may 2003 09:07:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Visiting Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi reaffirmed his attachment to the African continent when he addressed Parliament here last Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNESCO to organise African Week in Paris
    20 may 2003 23:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Group of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Tuesday said it would organise an "African Week" 24-30 May at its Paris headquarters to mark "African Day," celebrated 25 May each year. Full text...

  • Ivorian president launches Essy's bid for AU post
    20 may 2003 21:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday officially flagged off here the campaign by his compatriot Amara Essy to become President of the African Union (AU) Commission. Full text...

  • Mozambican tourism to cash on African Union summit
    20 may 2003 20:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Next July's summit of the African Union (AU) in Maputo is expected to generate US$ 12 million in tourism revenue, the Mozambican Tourism Minister Fernando Sumbana has predicted. Full text...

  • Election of AU Commissioners proves difficult
    20 may 2003 15:55:00
    Sun City- South Africa (PANA) -- The Ministerial Council of the African Union (AU), which begins meeting here on Wednesday will have to resolve difficulties dogging the election of members of the AU Commission, South African Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma conceded Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU Executive Council to meet in Sun City
    19 may 2003 16:09:00
    Sun City- South Africa (PANA) -- In the build up to the next summit, the 3rd extraordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council will hold here on Wednesday to consider, in the main, issues relating to the implementation of decisions taken during the launch of Union last July in Durban. Full text...

  • Amara Essy expresses dismay over Casablanca attacks
    18 may 2003 18:48:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The interim chairman of the African Union Commission, Amara Essy, has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks Saturday in Casablanca that killed about 40 persons, mostly Moroccans, and left some 100 others seriously wounded. Full text...

  • African intellectuals to meet over Africa's future
    17 may 2003 11:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio has expressed optimism over the results of a meeting to be held before the end of the year in Dakar between African intellectuals and the African Diaspora on the future of the continent. Full text...

  • Israel urges AU involvement in settlement of Palestinian conflict
    16 may 2003 20:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Israeli envoy Arie Avidor affirmed here Friday that the Jewish state would like for the African Union (AU) to play an active role in the search for lasting peace in the Middle East. Full text...

  • AU ministers to chart role of Diaspora in Africa's growth
    16 may 2003 17:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The role of the African Diaspora constitutes a key feature at the third extraordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council scheduled for Sun City, South Africa 21-25 May, conference sources said Friday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Yala supports Konare's bid for AU top job
    16 may 2003 16:38:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau President Koumba Yala Friday declared his support for former Malian leader Alpha Oumar Konare's bid for the African Union (AU) Commission's presidency. Full text...

  • Apartheid-era prisoner launches autobiography
    15 may 2003 09:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy-President, Dr Jacob Zuma who was among Pan Africanist Congress leader Stanley Mogoba's fellow-prisoners on Robben Island, were among guest speakers at the launch of Mogoba's autobiography here Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Essy due in Maputo ahead of AU summit
    14 may 2003 23:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The interim chair of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy, is due in Mozambique on 25 May, official sources confirmed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU summit on in Maputo despite shortage of funds
    14 may 2003 20:06:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Although the Mozambican government has not raised as much money as hoped for the upcoming African Union summit, this would not compromise the hosting of the summit, the head of the Africa division of the Mozambican Foreign Ministry, Manuel Lubisse, declared on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mozambique needs funds to prepare Maputo for AU Summit in July
    12 may 2003 21:55:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Public Works and Housing Minister Roberto White said Monday that due to lack of funds, there would be no major improvement to roads and sanitation in the nation's capital, Maputo, ahead of the African Union (AU) Summit in July. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Obasanjo discuss African Union in Tripoli
    12 may 2003 20:09:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo met Monday in Tripoli with Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi on wide-ranging issues including the African Union (AU) and peace efforts on the continent, diplomatic sources said in the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • Essy confident of being confirmed on AU Commission chair
    12 may 2003 17:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Amara Essy, Interim chair of the African Union (AU) Commission, says he "is very optimistic" about being confirmed on the top job. Full text...

  • AU ministers convene 2nd Human Rights Confab
    08 may 2003 21:22:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) second conference on human rights commenced Thursday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, with delegates from some thirty African countries attending. Full text...

  • AU pleased with conduct of peace process in DR Congo
    08 may 2003 10:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Special representative of the African Union Commission for DR Congo Martin Bongo has affirmed the AU's satisfaction with the evolution of the Congolese peace process. Full text...

  • Gbagbo holds talks with Nigerien President in Abidjan
    07 may 2003 19:16:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo on Wednesday had an audience with the visiting Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja, who is the current chair of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). Full text...

  • Call for African Union to create diamond watchdog
    07 may 2003 13:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), on Wednesday called on President Thabo Mbeki to push for a watchdog organisation in the African Union to monitor the compliance of diamond-producing African countries with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. Full text...

  • AU urges Ivorian belligerents to end hostility
    06 may 2003 18:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amara Essy, the Interim chair of the African Union (AU) Commission, has hailed Sunday's comprehensive cease-fire signed by the warring factions to end hostility in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • AU's Essy, UN envoy Tevoedjre meet in Abidjan
    06 may 2003 11:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The African Union commission's interim chair, Amara Essy, held a meeting with Albert Tevoedjre, chair of the Follow-up Committee of the Marcoussis Accord, in Abidjan Monday night. Full text...

  • Experts plan second AU human rights confab in Kigali
    05 may 2003 22:55:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- African human rights experts met Monday in Kigali to prepare the second African Union ministerial conference slated for 7-9 May in the Rwandan capital. Full text...

  • IOM shifts lifting of ECOWAS nationals from Liberia
    02 may 2003 18:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Friday announced in Dakar it has postponed repatriation of West African nationals in refugee camps in south-eastern Liberia, near the border with Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Essy seeks Bongo's support for AU Commission's top post
    02 may 2003 16:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Interim President of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy of Cote d'Ivoire, has solicited the support of Gabonese leader Omar Bongo in his bid to be named to the AU top job. Full text...

  • IOM official commends migration project in West Africa
    01 may 2003 20:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Jean Louis Domergue, representative of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for West Africa, has welcomed the setting up of the Permanent Observatory for Migration in West Africa (OPMIAO). Full text...

  • African health ministers attend conference in Tripoli
    30 april 2003 12:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Ministers from 39 African states are on the second day of the first ordinary conference of be held under the African Union (AU), which opened here Tuesday to examine the continent's deteriorating health conditions. Full text...

  • UN appeals for $85m to aid Cote d'Ivoire, neighbours
    29 april 2003 22:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The UN humanitarian system on Tuesday in Abidjan appealed to the international community for funds worth 85 million US dollars to be used for supplying emergency aid to people affected by the war in Cote d'Ivoire and in neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Interim AU Commission Chairman Amara Essy in Tripoli
    25 april 2003 23:09:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- African Union Commission interim Chairman Amara Essy arrived here Friday to begin a working visit with Libya authorities. Full text...

  • AU Peace Council may be launched at Maputo Summit
    25 april 2003 19:34:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- An African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council may be created during the AU July Summit in Maputo, the Mozambican Foreign Minister Leonardo Simao has said. Full text...

  • Ben Ali, Essy discuss progress at AU
    25 april 2003 11:38:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian head of state Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and interim African Union (AU) Commission chair Amara Essy held discussions here Thursday on progress towards setting up institutions of the pan-African body. Full text...

  • Conference to integrate women in AU, NEPAD opens in Dakar
    24 april 2003 23:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A conference to draw up strategies on women's inclusion within the structures of the African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) kicked off Thursday in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • Mozambique wants public sector involved in AU Summit
    24 april 2003 20:50:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government Thursday expressed its desire to involve the country's private sector in the African Union (AU) Summit scheduled for Maputo in July. Full text...

  • African health ministers meet in Tripoli Saturday
    24 april 2003 15:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The first African Union (AU) conference of African Health ministers on the theme: "Investing in health of Africa's socio-economic development" begins in the Libyan capital Tripoli Saturday. Full text...

  • ACHPR plans 33rd ordinary session for May in Niamey
    23 april 2003 20:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) will hold its 33rd session in Niamey, Niger, 15-29 May 2003 to examine the initial reports on DR Congo and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), official sources disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU observers commend conduct of Nigerian polls
    22 april 2003 19:01:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) observer group said Tuesday that last Saturday's presidential and governorship elections in Nigeria were conducted in "a congenial atmosphere that offered the citizens the opportunity to strengthen the democratic process and good governance". Full text...

  • AU offers Eritrea $200,000 in drought relief
    22 april 2003 15:16:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Commission of the African Union (AU) has granted drought-stricken Eritrea US$200,000 in assistance to ease the ravages of famine. Full text...

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