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  • UNESCO pledges support for AU institutions
    04 december 2002 12:42:00
    Dar Es-Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- UNESCO director general Koichiro Matsuura has indicated a willingness for close collaboration with the African Union (AU), following discussions with AU Commission interim chairman Amara Essy on the sidelines of the Conference of African Education Ministers (MINEDAF VIII) holding here. Full text...

  • Australia betrayed the world, claims Kenyan paper
    01 december 2002 13:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan newspapers continued to concentrate on the devastating terrorist attacks in Mombasa last Thursday as one newspaper on Sunday castigated the government of Australia for hoarding information on the planned bombings. Full text...

  • Mbeki condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya
    30 november 2002 12:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki Saturday condemned the anti-Israeli attacks in Mombasa, Kenya, that left 15 people dead and 80 injured. Full text...

  • Kenya blames Australia for withholding tip on terrorists
    30 november 2002 12:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government Saturday blamed Australia for allegedly failing to warn the East African state of an impending terrorist attack. Full text...

  • African Union begins World AIDS Day programme on Friday
    28 november 2002 10:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union is urging the leadership at all levels of society in Africa "to take the first step in the right direction" in the fight against HIV/AIDS as nations mark the 15th World AIDS Day come December 1. Full text...

  • UN envoy confers with Rwanda's Kagame
    26 november 2002 20:53:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- UN Secretary General's special envoy to the Great Lakes, Ibrahim Fall, held talks in Kigali Tuesday with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on the resolution of the crises in the region. Full text...

  • Essy appoints special envoy on Somali crisis
    22 november 2002 07:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Interim Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy has appointed Muhammad Ali Foum of Tanzania as his special envoy to Somalia. Full text...

  • South Africa ratifies AU convention against terrorism
    20 november 2002 07:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- South Africa has become the 16th member state of the African Union (AU) to ratify the Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism, the AU said in Addis Ababa Wednesday. Full text...

  • Madagascar upbeat about reintegration into African Union
    16 november 2002 12:09:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy Foreign Minister Marcel Ranjeva has said in Reunion that his government was "optimistic" about the Grand Island's imminent return to the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Moi calls for greater cohesion under AU
    12 november 2002 16:54:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi Tuesday appealed to fellow African leaders to redouble their efforts at resolving the conflicts plaguing many countries on the continent. Full text...

  • AU prepares observers for Equatorial Guinea election
    12 november 2002 15:18:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has agreed to send observers for the early presidential election scheduled 15 December in Equatorial Guinea, state radio reported here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambia signs protocol for African economic community treaty
    12 november 2002 09:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Zambian government has signed the Protocol to the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community, relating to the Pan-African Parliament, the African Union (AU) said here Tuesday in a press release. Full text...

  • African Union criticised for low profile in Congo
    08 november 2002 22:38:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ambassador to France Eddy Angulu Mabengi has urged the African Union (AU) to demonstrate its effectiveness by getting further involved in his country's conflict resolution. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe police say opposition MP died of drug overdose
    07 november 2002 17:33:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe police said Thursday results of an autopsy on the body of an opposition MP Learnmore Jongwe, who died in detention two weeks ago showed he had taken an overdose of anti-malaria chloroquine. Full text...

  • Austria to launch ophthalmic centre in Sudan
    03 november 2002 15:39:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan and Austria on Sunday signed an agreement here under which the European government will establish an ophthalmic centre in Sudan. Full text...

  • AU inaugurates Committee of Representatives
    02 november 2002 17:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREP), one of the key organs of the African Union (AU) has held its maiden session at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Mali signs African Convention on Energy
    02 november 2002 15:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mali has signed the Convention of the African Commission on Energy, a release by the African Union (AU) said Saturday. Full text...

  • AU contributes financially to Burundi peace talks
    22 october 2002 17:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Interim African Union (AU) Commission chairman Amara Essy has announced a contribution of 200. Full text...

  • AU probes Sudan's alleged aggression by Eritrea
    21 october 2002 13:33:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- An African Union (AU) fact-finding mission is in Khartoum to investigate claims by Sudan that its eastern territory is under military assault by Eritrea. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe urges Australia to withdraw from Commonwealth troika
    20 october 2002 17:39:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Sunday demanded Australia's withdrawal from a three-nation Commonwealth group probing alleged electoral fraud and human rights violations in the country, after it slapped targeted sanctions on Zimbabwean leaders over the accusations. Full text...

  • African women ministers urged to exploit AU gender parity offer
    18 october 2002 11:56:00
    Sal- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Besides laying strategies to reverse the feminisation of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, African women ministers and legislators meeting here have been urged to enhance women's representation in the new African Union (AU). Full text...

  • AU welcomes resumption of Sudanese peace talks
    17 october 2002 08:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). Full text...

  • AU advocates general health systems improvement
    16 october 2002 20:52:00
    Sal- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) interim chairman, Amara Essy, warned Wednesday that controlling the spiral of HIV/AIDS in the continent will be impossible without country-wide improvements to health systems. Full text...

  • Australia imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe
    14 october 2002 08:03:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Australia has imposed targeted sanctions against Zimbabwe, accusing its leaders of failure to abide by principles of "good governance and rule of law. Full text...

  • AU salutes ICJ ruling on Cameroon/Nigeria dispute over Bakassi
    11 october 2002 13:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission interim chair Amara Essy welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice, which on Thursday ruled in favour Cameroon in the central African country's dispute with Nigeria over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula. Full text...

  • Mauritius grants Rodrigues Island self-rule
    08 october 2002 19:37:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Rodrigues, a tiny Indian Ocean island of 37,000 inhabitants, will be self-governing as from Saturday but it remains part and parcel of Mauritius. Full text...

  • AU expresses concern over Sudan/Eritrea tension
    08 october 2002 17:54:00
    Addis Ababa- (PANA) -- The interim chairman of the African Union Commission, Amara Essy has expressed concern over increasing tension between Sudan and Eritrea. Full text...

  • AU urges pragmatic measures against Africa's health problems
    08 october 2002 13:46:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Africa should be proactive and result- oriented in dealing with its health problems so that its disease- burden does not "wipe out all the gains achieved since political independence in the early 1960s," a senior African Union (AU) official urged Tuesday in Harare, at the opening of the annual meeting of African Health Ministers. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts meeting of African legal experts
    03 october 2002 22:42:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- African legal experts are meeting in Tripoli within the ambit of a committee in charge of drafting of the Constitutional Law of the African Court of Justice (ACJ). Full text...

  • South African vehicle sales buck negative perceptions
    03 october 2002 19:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African vehicle sales figures for September, which were released Thursday, reflect a more positive picture than was expected in the post-Earth Summit period. Full text...

  • Essy to join ECOWAS peace negotiators in Cote d'Ivoire
    03 october 2002 18:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Amara Essy, the Interim President of the African Union (AU) Commission, will Friday join a 22-member ECOWAS team in Bouake, on negotiations to end the Ivorian uprising, the ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas said in Abidjan Thursday. Full text...

  • Libyan paper suggests AU intervention in Cote d'Ivoire
    26 september 2002 17:10:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan daily, Al-Zahf Al-Akhdar, on Thursday urged the African Union (AU) to take urgent measures to contain the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire before it degenerates into serious consequences. Full text...

  • AU urges Israel to withdraw from Palestinian areas
    25 september 2002 20:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Commission of the African Union has strongly condemned the use of military force and massive attacks by Israel on the person and offices of the Palestinian people's leader Yasser Arafat. Full text...

  • Namibia, Ghana endorse protocol to AEC Treaty
    21 september 2002 19:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Namibia on Friday became the 8th African Union (AU) member state to ratify the protocol to the treaty establishing the African Economic Community (AEC) relating to the Pan-African Parliament. Full text...

  • African Union "outraged" by Burundi massacre
    20 september 2002 19:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amara Essy, the Interim President of the African Union Commission, has condemned the September 9 massacre of 183 people, including 112 civilians in Burundi's Gitega Province, as an "odious act". Full text...

  • AU opposes any unconstitutional changes in Cote d'Ivoire
    20 september 2002 16:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission's interim President Amara Essy has warned Ivorian political and military actors to avoid any form of unconstitutional change in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Africa heads to new start in fighting terrorism
    14 september 2002 18:56:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The African intergovernmental conference on prevention and combating terrorism ended here Saturday with adoption of a plan of action that will be submitted to the cabinet meeting of the African Union for approval. Full text...

  • Ghanaian envoy stresses need to eradicate poverty in Africa
    11 september 2002 15:58:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Ghana's High Commissioner in the UK, Isaac Osei, has stressed the need to build a world in which mass poverty would exist only as a reminder of the harm it has inflicted on humanity. Full text...

  • AU will not interfere in Swaziland's internal politics
    11 september 2002 11:49:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma, says the African Union (AU) will not interfere in Swaziland's internal politics. Full text...

  • Essy on significance of AU meeting on terrorism
    11 september 2002 08:04:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The interim President of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy, says the African inter-governmental meeting on the prevention and fight against terrorism opening Wednesday in Algiers would boost continental actions against the crime. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's land issue should not be circumscribed to Mugabe - AU
    01 september 2002 20:24:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Interim AU commission chairman Amara Essy has cautioned that the land issue in Zimbabwe should not be reduced to the person of President Robert Mugabe, arguing that whoever rules the country would have to face up to these problem. Full text...

  • Amara Essy urges halt to agricultural subsidies in the North
    01 september 2002 19:21:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Interim AU Commission chairman Amara Essy pleaded Sunday in Johannesburg for halt to subsidies that give agricultural exports from developed countries an edge on the world market, to the detriment of African producers. Full text...

  • Essy says AU has not changed position on Madagascar
    01 september 2002 17:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has not changed its position calling for fresh elections to resolve the political crisis in Madagascar, Amara Essy, interim President of the AU's Commission, said Sunday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Amara Essy calls on African civil society
    30 august 2002 20:30:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The chairman of the African Union Commission Amara Essy on Friday highlighted the important role of the African civil society in the newly launched continental body. Full text...

  • Essy asks summit to agree satisfactory actions for Africa
    29 august 2002 21:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The outcome of the Johannesburg summit will be valid for sustainable development only if it agrees on satisfactory fundamental issues affecting Africa, Amara Essy, chairperson of the Commission of the African Union said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Algiers to host African Union meeting on terrorism
    29 august 2002 21:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A four-day high level African Union (AU) meeting opens in Algiers on 11 September to discuss measures for curbing and fighting terrorism, says a news release issued by the Algerian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Obasanjo says Dutch auction system is temporary in Nigeria
    27 august 2002 10:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the Dutch auction system of foreign exchange allocation recently introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is a temporary measure to stem the worsening exchange rate of the naira currency. Full text...

  • Border observer mission visits Bangui
    23 august 2002 12:00:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- An observer mission from the Central African Economic and Monetary Union (CEMAC) and the African Union (AU), charged with resolving the dispute between Chad and the Central African Republic, arrived in Bangui Thursday and met with President Ange-Felix Patasse. Full text...

  • African Union considers Madagascar's membership
    14 august 2002 22:46:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Upper organs of the African Union (AU) are examining prospects of Madagascar's membership and recognition of President Marc Ravalomanana's government, an official source in Antananarivo revealed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Swedish company to assemble buses in Zimbabwe
    12 august 2002 17:37:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Swedish truck manufacturer Scania announced Monday it would reopen a bus assembly plant it closed in Zimbabwe several years ago due to low demand. Full text...

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