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  • AU representative in Comoros dies
    22 april 2003 08:17:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- The head of the African Union (AU) liaison office in the Comoros, Mahamane Oumarou Sanda from Niger, died on Monday in South Africa where he had been receiving treatment, an official source in Moroni said. Full text...

  • Audit of State Oil Company dominates Brazzaville press
    19 april 2003 20:32:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The postponed audit of Congo-Brazzaville's National Petroleum Corporation (SNPC) books, which threatens the accord between the government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), dominated local newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Dakar to host meeting on gender within African Union
    18 april 2003 14:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A three-day meeting opens here next Thursday to plan strategies of raising women's participation in the structures of the African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Full text...

  • AU consults regional leaders on situation in Bangui
    18 april 2003 07:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The interim chair of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Amara Essy, on Friday dispatched his special envoy, Sadok Fayala, to hold consultations with the leaders of Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Chad and the new strongman in Bangui, Gen. Full text...

  • Mozambique ratifies protocol on African Parliament
    16 april 2003 18:08:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican parliament Wednesday ratified the protocol on the Pan-African Parliament. Full text...

  • AU Labour Ministers end meeting
    15 april 2003 21:28:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Foreign Minister Anil Gayan warned Tuesday that Africa could be ignored in the face of international attention now focused on rebuilding Afghanistan and Iraq. Full text...

  • AU Labour Ministers meet in Mauritius
    14 april 2003 21:14:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Premier Sir Anerood Jugnauth Monday commended what he called a new dynamism emerging out of Africa to replace the pessimism of the past. Full text...

  • AU Labour and Social Affairs Commission meets in Mauritius
    10 april 2003 13:24:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The first session of the Labour and Social Affairs Commission (LSAC) of the African Union opened Thursday in the northern Mauritius locality of Grand-Baie with LSAC deputy commissioner Mahamat Habib Doutoum attending alongside some 150 delegates. Full text...

  • African Union condemns massacre in north-eastern Congo
    09 april 2003 23:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union Commission's interim chair Amara Essy has strongly condemned the massacre of more than 1,000 civilians in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Bunia region six days ago. Full text...

  • AU Labour and Social Affairs Commission meets in Mauritius
    09 april 2003 13:58:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Labour and Social Affairs Commission of the African Union (AU) is scheduled to hold its first meeting in the northern Mauritius locality of Grand-Baie from 10 to 15 April, sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU to adopt a single electoral guide
    08 april 2003 15:53:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) plans to adopt a single electoral guide in line with Africa's socio-political conditions and experiences, a senior AU official has said. Full text...

  • AU hails Sun City peace deal on DR Congo
    05 april 2003 14:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Interim African Union (AU) Commission chairman Amara Essy has welcomed the conclusion at length, of the protracted inter-Congolese dialogue in Sun City, South Africa. Full text...

  • AU chief welcomes next round of Sudanese peace talks
    04 april 2003 18:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Interim Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Amara Essy, Friday welcomed the resumption of peace talks between the Khartoum government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). Full text...

  • EU extends 12 million euro support to AU peace agenda
    03 april 2003 14:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement under which the latter will provide 12 million euro to support Africa's peace and security agenda. Full text...

  • AU approves peacekeeping force for Burundi
    02 april 2003 19:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Wednesday mandated the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in Burundi for an initial period of one year. Full text...

  • AU military observers in 4 Burundi provinces
    02 april 2003 16:46:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- African Union (AU) military observer teams have been deployed in four provinces in Burundi, the Union's Special Representative to Burundi Mamadou Bah disclosed Wednesday. Full text...

  • African ministers demand respect for human rights in Iraq
    31 march 2003 08:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa has re-emphasised its grave concern over the violations of human rights as a result of the raging war in Iraq. Full text...

  • African Union protocol casts light on women's rights
    29 march 2003 10:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- When 18-year-old Momina Abdul Kadir turned down the advances of a young man living in her neighbourhood, she had no idea of the ordeal that was unfolding. Full text...

  • AU to enlist elder statesmen in the search for peace
    28 march 2003 12:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) plans to integrate respected elder statesmen in the resolution of conflicts on the continent, interim commission chairman Amara Essy indicated Friday in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Africa's regional groups call for information exchange
    27 march 2003 16:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Experts from Africa's Regional Economic Groupings (REG) have come up with a set of recommendations aimed at strengthening their ties with the African Union, according to a report released in Lusaka on Thursday. Full text...

  • AU to develop continental defence policy
    27 march 2003 16:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Experts on the "Common African Defence and Security Policy" of the African Union (AU) started their first meeting in Johannesburg on Thursday to develop a continental defence policy intended to address Africa's calamities and conflicts. Full text...

  • AU protocol on women's rights to eliminate discrimination
    27 march 2003 15:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The adoption of the draft protocol relating to women's rights in Africa would be a qualitative leap to full development of human beings without discrimination, a senior official of the African Union (AU) Commission said in Addis Ababa Thursday. Full text...

  • Africa's integration conference gets underway
    27 march 2003 14:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A two-day meeting of chief executives of six Africa's major regional economic groupings began in Lusaka on Thursday with interim chairman of the African Union, Amara Essey, calling on governments of the continent to quickly translate their resolve for unity into a force that can be felt by ordinary Africans. Full text...

  • Vijay Makhan commends ties between CEN-SAD and African Union
    11 march 2003 22:20:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commissioner for economic affairs Vijay Makhan on Tuesday in Niamey commended the existing good relations between the Community of Sahel- Saharan States (CEN-SAD) and the continental body. Full text...

  • Essy welcomes conclusion of Ivorian peace talks in Accra
    10 march 2003 16:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Amara Essy, Interim Chair of the African Union (AU) Commission has praised the just-ended talks in Accra on the Ivorian crisis, brokered by the ECOWAS chair and Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor. Full text...

  • African Union proposes desertification control fund
    07 march 2003 17:40:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- A proposal was made at the second session of the African Union's Executive Council in N'djamena that a regional fund be created for the implementation of the UN Convention against soil degradation and desertification. Full text...

  • African fund against famine lacks resources
    07 march 2003 15:34:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Lack of new contributions has weakened the emergency assistance fund against drought and famine in Africa, which has been beneficial to several countries so far, says a report issued here by the interim chair of the African Union Commission, Amara Essy. Full text...

  • AU adopts $22.6 million interim budget
    07 march 2003 12:26:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The second ordinary session of the African Union executive council has adopted the Commission's interim budget of US$22. Full text...

  • African Union reiterates position against war on Iraq
    07 march 2003 10:31:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- On the fringes of the second ordinary session of its executive council in N'djamena devoted to administrative, budgetary and economic issues, the African Union reiterated its position against war on Iraq. Full text...

  • AU interim chair appalled by lack of female candidates
    06 march 2003 17:35:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- African Union interim chairman Amara Essy has decried the persistence of discrimination against women in the allocation of posts within the continental body. Full text...

  • Ethiopia signs AU convention against terrorism
    06 march 2003 14:59:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Ethiopia has become the 21st country to sign the African Union convention on the prevention and fight against terrorism, says a statement issued Thursday at the second session of the AU Executive Council in N'djamena. Full text...

  • No candidates for African Union commission chairmanship
    06 march 2003 14:45:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Delegates attending the second African Union (AU) executive council session here have started wondering whether the next summit of the new continental body in Maputo, Mozambique will elect the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the AU Commission. Full text...

  • EU finances cease-fire mission in Burundi
    05 march 2003 23:43:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has released 1. Full text...

  • AU official sounds alarm on African conflicts
    05 march 2003 23:32:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The situation across Africa is still disquieting despite significant progress in efforts to resolve conflicts dogging the continent, interim African Union (AU) commission chair Amara Essy bemoaned Wednesday in N'djamena. Full text...

  • Essy warns lack of funds could paralyse African Union
    05 march 2003 17:29:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Interim African Union (AU) Commission President Amara Essy warned here Wednesday that lack of funds could paralyse the new continental body's activities. Full text...

  • African Union Executive Council session begins in N'djamena
    05 march 2003 13:31:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- A two-day session of the African Union's Executive Council opened in N'djamena Wednesday under the chairmanship of Chadian President Idriss Deby. Full text...

  • AU representatives' committee adopts several reports in Chad
    04 march 2003 23:20:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- On the second day of its session in N'djamena, a committee of permanent representatives of member states at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, approved on Tuesday several activity reports of the AU, AU spokesperson Desmond Orjiako told PANA. Full text...

  • AU reports 42-million dollar shortfall in member contributions
    04 march 2003 21:44:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) indicated Monday in a financial report presented at an ambassadorial meeting here, that member states contributions still outstanding as at 31 May 2003 was 42. Full text...

  • South African Foreign Minister visits four African countries
    04 march 2003 11:51:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is off for visits to Chad, Angola, Nigeria and Botswana, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pretoria said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ambassadors accredited to AU meet in N'djamena
    03 march 2003 20:33:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Ambassadors accredited to the African Union (AU) began meeting here Monday to lay the ground for a ministerial conference slated to start next Wednesday in the Chadian capital. Full text...

  • AU cease-fire observers inaugurated in Burundi
    28 february 2003 16:41:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Mamadou Bah, the African Union (AU) special representative to Burundi has lamented the unending war in the Central African country. Full text...

  • Chad to host maiden AU ministerial council meeting
    26 february 2003 17:56:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Foreign ministers from across the continent will converge here 3-5 March in the first-ever meeting of the African Union (AU) ministerial council, Chadian official sources confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU concerned about Burundi political situation
    26 february 2003 13:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has expressed concern over a recent statement credited to some Burundi parties regarding the peace process and the implementation of the cease-fire agreements between the transitional government and the armed groups in that country. Full text...

  • ACP offers 12 million euros for peacekeeping in Africa
    24 february 2003 18:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Member countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group have allocated 12 million euros of their resources from the European Development Fund (EDF) to the African Union (AU) peacekeeping activities. Full text...

  • Aussies arrive in Zimbabwe for Cricket World Cup
    23 february 2003 19:30:00
    Bulawayo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Australian national cricket team arrived in Zimbabwe Sunday for a World Cup tie, which had remained in doubt for months as the Aussies joined Britain in calling for a boycott of matches in the southern African country on security grounds. Full text...

  • AU sends more observers to Burundi
    21 february 2003 18:25:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has sent 10 more observers to Bujumbura to help monitor the Burundi cease-fire, a Burundi official said Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius accedes to AU anti-terrorism treaty
    21 february 2003 16:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Mauritius has acceded to the African Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism, the secretariat of the African Union announced Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius, West Australia renew cooperation agreement
    20 february 2003 19:47:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius and the state of West Australia have renewed, for two years, a sports cooperation agreement first signed two years ago. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Western Australia sign sports agreement
    20 february 2003 15:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius and the State of Western Australia have renewed an agreement on sporting cooperation for a two-year period. Full text...

  • Kumba Yala, UN and EU envoys hold discussions
    18 february 2003 18:52:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- President Kumba Yala held discussions here Monday afternoon with the UN and EU representatives in Guinea Bissau, against the backdrop of rising tensions within the body politic. Full text...

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