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29th African Union Summit,
27th June to 4th July 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 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...

  • EU aids reintegration of ex-combatants in Africa
    10 december 2002 12:44:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The European Union has granted 20 million euros to the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) for the disarming, demobilisation and reintegration of ex-combatants of nine central and southern African countries. 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...

  • 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...

  • Book faults SADC's monitoring and evaluation process
    24 november 2002 14:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC), the regional economic block grouping 14 states in the region, is often described as the only example of a well-functioning regional organisation in Africa. 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...

  • UEMOA discusses poverty alleviation in Bissau
    14 november 2002 11:01:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The West African economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is meeting authorities in Guinea-Bissau to discuss how to formulate efficient poverty alleviation methods in the country. 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...

  • Libya deposits ratified protocol for African Union Parliament
    07 november 2002 17:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Libyan government has become the ninth AU Member State to deposit the instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community relating to the Pan-African Parliament. Full text...

  • UEMOA Statutory Committee convenes in Ouagadougou
    05 november 2002 20:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The statutory committee of experts of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is meeting in Ouagadougou to prepare an agenda for the statutory council of ministers scheduled 18 November. 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...

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