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29th African Union Summit,
27th June to 4th July 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Mogae urges faster African integration
    26 october 2001 13:43:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana President Festus Mogae says Africa must fully integrate in line with the current trend of globalisation, and to keep pace with the rest of the world. Full text...

  • Kagame meets Dutch co-operation minister
    24 october 2001 19:47:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday received the Dutch co-operation minister Eveline Harfkens at State House in Kigali. Full text...

  • African Economic Union urges members to meet obligations
    22 october 2001 14:26:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A three-day extra-ordinary General Assembly of the African Economic and Social Councils Union (UCESA), has ended in Cotonou, with a call on member countries to meet their financial obligations to the Union. Full text...

  • Niger-Nigeria Joint Commission chief sets priorities
    12 october 2001 15:58:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Peter Oyedele has taken office as new Secretary-General of the Niger-Nigeria Joint Commission, describing the 1,500-km common border between the two countries, as a precious tool for economic integration. Full text...

  • Livestock chairman on assessment mission in Chad
    12 october 2001 14:28:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The current chairman of the ministerial conference on Cattle, Meat and Fishing Resources (CEBEVIRHA), Cameroon's Hamadjoda Adjoudji was Friday into the second day of an assessment mission in N'djamena, Chad. Full text...

  • Seminar for French-speaking radio, TV technicians
    10 october 2001 20:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Technicians drawn from 45 radio and television stations in French-speaking countries will gather in Dakar Friday for a six-day seminar on latest audio-visual technologies. Full text...

  • 12 states adopt ECOWAS travel document
    07 october 2001 18:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Twelve out of the 15 countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have printed the sub-regional grouping's identity card, the organisation's executive secretary, Lansana Kouyate, said in Dakar Saturday. Full text...

  • ECA official's recipe for African integration
    06 october 2001 15:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa should strengthen its econonmic institutions to speed regional integration and mininise the negative effects of globalisation, an official of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), has recommended. Full text...

  • ECA official's recipe for African integration
    06 october 2001 09:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa should strengthen its econonmic institutions to speed regional integration and mininise the negative effects of globalisation, an official of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), has recommended. Full text...

  • Mauritius moves to foster social integration
    25 september 2001 11:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is setting up a National Economic and Social Council to promote social integration and economic development, Economic Development and Corporate Affairs Minister, Sushil Khushiram announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Benin girl empowerment project into 6th edition
    20 september 2001 21:15:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The sixth edition of a project initiating young Benin girls into active and professional life, began Wednesday with about 40 girls on roll. Full text...

  • Libya, Sudan Hold Talks On Economic Integration
    11 september 2001 20:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Libyan Prime Minister Mubarak el Shamikh arrived in Khartoum Tuesday to attend the meeting of the Sudanese-Libyan ministerial committee on integration, scheduled to start Wednesday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo urges Essy to move African Economic Community
    04 september 2001 18:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Tuesday received the in-coming Secretary-General of the African Union, Amara Essy in the State House, Abuja, and urged him to get on with forging a strong and viable continent-wide economic community. Full text...

  • Libyan legislature commends African leaders
    03 september 2001 21:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The General Peoples' Congress (GPC), Libya's highest legislative body, has praised efforts made by Col. Full text...

  • Nujoma, Kabila reaffirm support for African Union
    23 august 2001 20:14:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- President Joseph Kabila of DR Congo Thursday wound up a two-day official visit to Namibia with both countries reaffirming their commitment to the principles, ideals and objectives of the Africa Union. Full text...

  • African masses should champion unification of continent
    23 august 2001 15:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest newspaper has said declarations of intent by African leaders to see the newborn African Union succeed were not enough and urged the masses to push forward for continental union. Full text...

  • SADC reviews structures
    06 august 2001 23:22:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- After taking its first step towards reorganisation last week, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has set itself an ambitious agenda for a complete shake-up of its structures. Full text...

  • Australia's Aborigines Appeal to Mugabe for Land Support
    06 august 2001 15:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Australia's Aborigines Monday appealed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe for support at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in their bid to wrestle land from whites in that country. Full text...

  • Ben Ali pleased with creation of African Union
    04 august 2001 15:55:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has described the birth of the African Union as a major achievement which paves the way for new forms of efficient co-operation and adjustment to globalisation. Full text...

  • Zambian timber merchants fear domination
    02 august 2001 15:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian timber merchants have expressed fears about fellow countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) like Egypt and South Africa dominating the sector, under African Union. Full text...

  • Zambia consults OAU secretariat on experts' meetings
    01 august 2001 08:23:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has begun consulting the OAU secretariat in Addis Ababa on arrangements for a series of technical committee meetings that would give shape to the main structure of the African Union. Full text...

  • Movement sees dictatorship as hindrance to African Union
    30 july 2001 17:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The secretary-general of the Kampala-based Pan-African Movement, Tajudeen Abdulrahim, says African leaders with dictatorial tendencies pose the greatest threat to the African Union that was endorsed at the Lusaka Summit of the OAU two weeks ago. Full text...

  • Movement sees dictatorship as hindrance to African Union
    30 july 2001 16:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Secretary-General of the Kampala-based Pan-African Movement, Tajudeen Abdulrahim, says African leaders with dictatorial tendencies pose the greatest threat to the African Union, endorsed at the 37th Summit of the OAU in Lusaka, Zambia, two weeks ago. Full text...

  • South African opposition urges broader base for union bid
    30 july 2001 15:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) Sunday warned against leaving the rebirth of democracy and good governance, free trade and growth in Africa exclusively to an elite of leaders and African nationalists. Full text...

  • Springboks beat visiting Wallaby in tri-nations match
    28 july 2001 19:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Springboks beat the Australian rugby World champions 20-15 in a tri-nations match played Saturday at Minolta Loftus stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Rabat reiterates conditions for membership with AU
    28 july 2001 15:54:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has reiterated its refusal to be part of the African Union as long as the Sarahouie Arab Democratic Republic is recognised as a member of the continental body. Full text...

  • Australian in Sub-Saharan Africa Mining Conference begins
    26 july 2001 16:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's minerals and energy minister Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Thursday opened the Australia in sub-Saharan African Mining Conference in Pretoria, whose goal is to attract investors to the continent. Full text...

  • American welcomes AU, but urges leaders to go beyond words
    25 july 2001 17:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- An American journalist has described as "positive" the decision by African leaders to launch the African Union, but warns that their commitment should go beyond lip-service. Full text...

  • UNEP promises to strengthen collaboration with AU
    24 july 2001 15:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Environment Programme was prepared to strength its collaboration with African institutions in order to become a full partner in major initiatives on the continent, UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said Tuesday in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • OAU's new Secretary General visits Tripoli
    18 july 2001 18:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Newly elected OAU Secretary General, Amara Essy met in Tripoli Wednesday with Libyan Deputy African Unity Minister in charge of Information and Culture, Said Hefyana, for talks on the emerging African Union. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe reaps moral windfall from OAU summit
    16 july 2001 16:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- He never took to the podium, or officially spoke, but Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe reaped a huge moral and political windfall from last week's OAU summit in Zambia. Full text...

  • Gabonese President man of the Lusaka OAU summit
    13 july 2001 22:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Many might have betted on Col. Full text...

  • Publications shed light on African Union
    13 july 2001 17:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- After decades of debate, posturing and grappling, the African Union is here. Full text...

  • African Integration Observatory hails Amara Essy
    13 july 2001 16:56:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Observatory for the total unity and integration of Africa (OUITA) has congratulated Amara Essy on his election as OAU Secretary General, hoping that he would "turn the prestige acquired by Cote d'Ivoire into an asset". Full text...

  • French-speaking Africa to back Lopes' candidacy
    13 july 2001 16:19:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Leaders of French-speaking Africa have decided to back the candidacy of Henri Lopes (Congo) for the post of secretary general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie, reliable sources in Lusaka said. Full text...

  • IDRC commends OAU decision on traditional medicine
    13 july 2001 08:56:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Canada's International Development Research Centre has welcomed the launch of the '2001-2010 Decade for African Traditional Medicine' by the recent summit of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • Cameroonian press flays Biya for shying off OAU summit
    12 july 2001 20:01:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian newspapers widely commented on President Biya's absence from the Lusaka summit of African Heads of State - the last such assembly under the aegis of the OAU. Full text...

  • Ghanaian paper supports Kaddafi's statement
    12 july 2001 17:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has supported a statement by Libyan leader Moammar Kaddafi that the so-called sovereignty which African leaders adhere to belongs to the dustbin of history. Full text...

  • AU's goal should be Africa's self-reliance, say Tanzanian papers
    12 july 2001 15:33:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The newly-launched African Union (AU) must tackle the continent's daunting economic problems and make Africans self-reliant, Tanzanian newspapers say. Full text...

  • Zambian paper hails Kadhafi's African liberation spirit
    12 july 2001 15:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A day after African leaders ended the 37th OAU summit in Lusaka, the independent Post newspaper of Zambia Thursday hailed Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Post newspaper hails Kadhafi's African liberation spirit
    12 july 2001 14:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Just a day after African leaders ended the 37th OAU summit in Lusaka, the independent Post newspaper of Zambia Thursday hailed Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Sudanese daily castigates proposal for Spanish use in OAU
    12 july 2001 12:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Sudanese paper today criticized the proposal of the Council of Ministers of the just-ended OAU summit to introduce Spanish as one of the official languages of the organization. Full text...

  • OAU summit dominates South African media coverage
    12 july 2001 09:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The just-ended OAU summit in Lusaka, Zambia dominated media coverage in South Africa this week with most observers pointing out the importance of the new African Union as well as the Millennium Africa Recovery Plan for the continent. Full text...

  • Ivorian opposition parties welcome Amara Essy's election
    11 july 2001 22:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian opposition parties - Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire (PDCI-RDA) and the Rally of Republicans (RDR) - Wednesday welcomed Tuesday's election of the country's former Foreign Minister Amara Essy as the new OAU Secretary-General. Full text...

  • Objectives and programme of the "New African Initiative"
    11 july 2001 22:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two recently floated development blueprints including the Omega Plan of Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade and the Millennium African renaissance Programme (MAP) of Presidents Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria have finally been merged. Full text...

  • Kabila, Kagame meet as Kinshasa-Kigali tension eases
    11 july 2001 20:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Presidents Joseph Kabila of DR Congo and Paul Kagame of Rwanda met Tuesday in Lusaka, Zambia on the sidelines of the 37th OAU summit, reliable sources affirmed. Full text...

  • Wade on Morocco's absence from the African Union
    11 july 2001 20:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade says "it is unthinkable that Morocco is not a member" of the newly proclaimed African Union. Full text...

  • New OAU Secretary General defends Kadhafi
    11 july 2001 19:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Organisation of African Unity's new Secretary General Amara Essy on Wednesday quashed allegations that the Libyan leader, Moammar Kadhafi, was all out to dominate the continent. Full text...

  • Anti-weapons group seeks African commitment
    11 july 2001 19:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Chairman of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Abdulhalim Babo, has urged African leaders to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, which came into force in April 1997. Full text...

  • Col. Kadhafi calls for the United States of Africa
    11 july 2001 18:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

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