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  • 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...

  • AU names special representative to Cote d'Ivoire
    14 february 2003 08:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Interim African Union (AU) Commission chair Amara Essy has appointed Niger national Andre Salifou as his Special Representative to the peace process in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • AU head seeks Gabon's role in Burundi peace process
    13 february 2003 22:27:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) commission's interim chair Amara Essy on Thursday in Libreville sought Gabon's involvement in the application of the cease-fire agreement signed by the Burundi government and three of the four Hutu rebel movements. Full text...

  • Maputo moves families to host AU summit
    13 february 2003 19:51:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Thanks to Mozambique's hosting of the next annual summit of the African Union, 45 families living in a run-down camping site here will soon move into new and comfortable homes. Full text...

  • SADC supports Botswana's bid to host African Investment Bank
    13 february 2003 19:42:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Community (SADC) will support Botswana's bid to host an African Investment Bank to be created under the African Union, a SADC official said here Thursday. Full text...

  • AU appoints special envoy to CAR
    13 february 2003 18:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Interim Chair of the Commission of the African Union, Amara Essy, has appointed Sadok Fayala as his special envoy to the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • AU expresses concern about situation in Liberia
    13 february 2003 10:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Interim Chairman Amara Essy has expressed serious concern about reports of renewed fighting between government forces and the rebel movement of Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD). Full text...

  • Envoy reaffirms French support for AU, NEPAD
    10 february 2003 17:40:00
    Ndola- Zambia (PANA) -- France has indicated its willingness to help the African Union strengthen its political organs as well as prop initiatives such as the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), according to the country's Ambassador to Zambia Jean-Paul Monchau. Full text...

  • Gabonese soldiers for peacekeeping mission in Burundi
    08 february 2003 18:09:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese soldiers are to join the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Burundi soon to monitor the cease-fire accord signed last October by the government and armed movements in that country, a Gabonese official said Saturday. Full text...

  • Malian papers play up AU extraordinary summit
    07 february 2003 18:54:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malians newspaper have reported this week about the extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) even though the Ivorian crisis still dominates news in Africa. Full text...

  • AU intervenes on UN sanctions against Liberia, says Minister
    07 february 2003 18:44:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has reiterated its call on the UN Security Council to lift "punitive sanctions" it imposed on Liberia two years ago, Liberian Information Minister Reginald Goodridge said Friday. Full text...

  • AU intervenes on UN sanctions against Liberia, says Minister
    07 february 2003 18:07:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has reiterated its call on the UN Security Council to lift "punitive sanctions" it imposed on Liberia two years ago, Liberian Information Minister Goodridge said Friday. Full text...

  • Madagascar gears up for re-admission into AU in July
    07 february 2003 09:32:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy Foreign Minister Marcel Ranjeva said African leaders could re-admit Madagascar into the African Union (AU) during their next ordinary summit scheduled for July in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • AU invites Madagascar to extraordinary summit
    22 january 2003 22:14:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has invited the Malagasy government to an extraordinary summit slated for 2-3 February in Addis Ababa, sources told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • African peace force faces hostility in Burundi
    22 january 2003 14:04:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Certain Burundian opinion leaders have spoken against the impending deployment of peacekeepers as stipulated under the cease-fire agreement signed in Arusha, Tanzania last December in a bid to end the decade-long civil war. Full text...

  • 39 African leaders confirm participation in AU summit
    21 january 2003 07:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Some 39 Heads of State and Government have so far confirmed they will participate in the three-day extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU), scheduled to open here 3 February, the AU secretariat said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Council discusses AU Constitutive Act in Sun City
    20 january 2003 13:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An ad-hoc ministerial committee of countries representing all the African Union (AU) regions began Monday in Sun City, South Africa, to discuss outstanding proposed amendments to the Constitutive Act of the AU. Full text...

  • Council discusses AU Constitutive Act in Sun City
    20 january 2003 12:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An ad-hoc ministerial committee of countries representing all the African Union regions began Monday in Sun City, South Africa, to discuss outstanding proposed amendments to the Constitutive Act of the African Union. Full text...

  • Bokassa's suit auctioned for 13,000 Euros in Paris
    18 january 2003 18:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A suit belonging to the ex-Emperor of the Central African Republic, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, was sold at 13,000 Euros at the Le Drouot Hotel, a public auction house in Paris, the specialised weekly 'La Gazette du Drouot' reported here. Full text...

  • South Africa to formalise troop deployment in Burundi
    17 january 2003 15:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government plans to formalise its plans to deploy forces, together with Mozambique and Ethiopia, by the end of January to monitor a cease-fire between the army and rebels in Burundi. Full text...

  • African Union assists war-displaced Sudanese
    16 january 2003 19:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) would donate 50,000 dollars to help displaced persons in Sudan, an AU press release quoted AU Interim Chairman, Amara Essy, as authorising here Thursday. Full text...

  • Official predicts good attendance at AU Summit
    16 january 2003 18:08:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- An African Union (AU) interim Commissioner, Daniel Antonio, Thursday predicted a "massive attendance" at AU's second summit scheduled for Maputo, Mozambique, in July. Full text...

  • UE, Africa to hold summit devoted to NEPAD
    15 january 2003 22:01:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Greek ambassador to Algeria Basile Simantirakis announced here Wednesday that a summit of African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) officials opens in Lisbon on 4 April. Full text...

  • African Union takes pulse of Burundi conflict
    15 january 2003 10:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution organ of the African Union (AU) has called for a speedy implementation of decisions reached at a regional summit on the Burundi peace process held last 2 December in Arusha, Tanzania. Full text...

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