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  • 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...

  • Ethiopia's support for AU will continue
    14 january 2003 08:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia is committed to the ideals and principles of the African Union (AU) just as it was with the former Organisation of African Unity (OAU), said the country's Information Ministry Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zuma off to Addis Ababa for AU briefing on Burundi peace process
    13 january 2003 13:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Deputy President Jacob Zuma left Pretoria Monday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he is scheduled to update African Union (AU) officials on the peace process in Burundi. Full text...

  • AU official deplores low US investments in Africa
    06 january 2003 19:38:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Commissioner for economic issues, Vijay Makhan, has decried the low level American investments in Africa despite the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Full text...

  • Australian tourist murdered in Zimbabwe
    06 january 2003 16:21:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- An Australian tourist was killed Monday in Zimbabwe's resort town of Victoria Falls, police said. Full text...

  • Libya signs African Union's Security Council protocol
    04 january 2003 10:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Libya has become the 31st African Union (AU) member state to sign the Protocol on the establishment of the continental body's Peace and Security Council. Full text...

  • Two South Africans on drugs trial in Australia
    03 january 2003 08:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Two South Africans including a female journalist, are on trial in Australia for alleged drug trafficking, officials said in Cape Town Friday. Full text...

  • 2003 is Africa's Year, says AU chief executive
    01 january 2003 12:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The interim chairman of African Union (AU) commission, Amara Essy averred Wednesday in an end-of- year message that positive trends in 2002 make prospects even brighter for 2003, saying this could be "Africa's Year". Full text...

  • AU lauds Kenya's democratic, free election
    01 january 2003 10:02:00
    Addis Ababa- (PANA) -- The Commission of the African Union (AU) has congratulated the people of Kenya for exercising their democratic rights in freely choosing their leaders. Full text...

  • Mbeki reaps first fruits of African Union
    31 december 2002 11:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- It might be too early to speak of the achievements of the African Union six months into its official existence, but in South Africa where the organisation was launched the balance sheet is seen to be clearly positive, at least for one man, President Thabo Mbeki. Full text...

  • New AU complex in Addis Ababa set for inauguration
    30 december 2002 10:06:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The newly built 10 million-dollar African Union (AU) conference centre is set for inauguration during the upcoming extraordinary summit of Heads of State planned for early February in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia ratifies African charter on rights, welfare of the child
    28 december 2002 11:28:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia Friday become the 28th member state of the African Union (AU) to ratify the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. Full text...

  • Essy welcomes Pretoria agreement by DR Congo parties
    17 december 2002 17:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Interim Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy has welcomed Tuesday's power-sharing agreement signed by parties to the Inter-Congolese Dialogue, in Pretoria, South Africa. Full text...

  • IPED, Canadian association sign partnership agreement
    17 december 2002 17:54:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Kinshasa-based Pan-African Institute for Education and Development (IPED) has signed a partnership agreement on institutional development with a Canadian association grouping 96 universities and colleges. Full text...

  • Cameroonian witch doctors dabble in post-mortems
    12 december 2002 21:54:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- "The stomach of a dead person must always be opened to determine the cause of death," insists Sebastien Sabze, a specialist in "traditional autopsy" in Dschang, a locality on the western highlands of Cameroon. Full text...

  • Australia hints Mauritania of possible terrorist attacks
    12 december 2002 19:45:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Australian authorities have warned the Mauritanian government of possible terrorist strikes aimed at western interests in several African and Arab countries, including Mauritania, press accounts in Nouakchott indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • AU Executive Council concludes session in Tripoli
    11 december 2002 16:39:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Executive Council concluded its two-day session in Tripoli late Tuesday night after lengthy discussions on proposed amendments to the Constitutive Act of the continental body. Full text...

  • Essy urges strong African Union
    10 december 2002 20:40:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Amara Essy, the Interim President of the African Union Commission, Tuesday called on African countries to forge a strong and united Union, that would take on the challenges arising from changes in the world. Full text...

  • Senegal wants accelerated peace process in Cote d'Ivoire
    10 december 2002 17:50:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, has stressed the urgent need to accelerate the ECOWAS peace process in Cote d'Ivoire, through, among others, the deployment of the regional peace-keeping force contributed by member States. Full text...

  • AU's Executive Council makes progress in amendment debate
    10 december 2002 17:11:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the African Union, meeting in Tripoli has made "notable progress" on proposed amendments to the Union's Constitutive Act, delegates said in the Libyan capital Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zuma hails United States of Africa
    10 december 2002 16:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- South African Foreign Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union (AU) Executive Council meeting in Tripoli, has described the Union as a product of compromise and paid glowing tributes to Libya for accelerating the process. Full text...

  • Triki calls for consolidation of African Union
    10 december 2002 16:17:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's African Unity Minister Ali Triki has urged participants to the second extra-ordinary conference of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), to come out with resolutions that would demonstrate to the entire world that Africans are determined to strengthen their Union at the political, economic, security and military levels. Full text...

  • AU Executive Council ponders proposed amendments
    10 december 2002 16:04:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The second extra-ordinary conference of the African Union's Executive Council opened Monday in Tripoli attended by the AU Commission's Interim chairman Amara Essy and representatives of regional and international organisations. Full text...

  • Libya advocates a united African army
    09 december 2002 22:55:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya has reiterated its proposal for a united African army under the African Union, at an extraordinary AU executive council meeting holding in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Sudanese Foreign Minister sues for compromise in Africa
    09 december 2002 19:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustapha Othman Ismael has stressed the significance of the African Union's second extraordinary Executive Council meeting holding in Tripoli to discuss amendments to the AU constitutive act. Full text...

  • AU's Executive Committee meets in Tripoli
    08 december 2002 20:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Executive Committee of the African Union (AU) will meet Monday in Tripoli, according to Amara Essy, Interim chairman of the AU's Commission. Full text...

  • AU condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya
    05 december 2002 12:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Central Organ of the African Union (AU) has strongly condemned last week's terrorist attacks that killed at least 15 people in Kenya's port city of Mombasa. Full text...

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