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  • 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...

  • East African Community furthers integration
    16 september 2002 12:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The East African Community secretariat is studying proposals for the establishment of a council of elders to guide the integration process envisaged by the EAC. 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...

  • Libya to focus wholly on Africa, says Kadhafi
    02 september 2002 19:42:00
    Sebha- Libya (PANA) -- Col. 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...

  • COMESA invites Madagascar within its fold
    30 august 2002 23:39:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Madagascar's new government of President Marc Ravalomanana has been invited to participate in activities of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in spite of its non-recognition by the African Union, it was officially disclosed on Friday. 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...

  • Cape Verdean MPs to attend ECOWAS parliament
    29 august 2002 13:25:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- A delegation of Cape Verdean MPs is expected to leave Praia Friday for Abuja (Nigeria) to take part in the 4th ordinary session of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a reliable source said Thursday. Full text...

  • Social scientist calls for people-driven African Union
    28 august 2002 16:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African rights activist Pierre Sane has called for a people-driven African Union, saying the continental integration project enunciated in July would not be realised if it is not people-driven. 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...

  • CEN-SAD pleased with the end of mutiny in Niger
    26 august 2002 12:23:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The executive council of the Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) has said in Tripoli it was pleased that the mutiny, which broke out in the extreme east of Niger in early August, has ended. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD stresses importance of various infrastructures
    26 august 2002 08:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) has stressed the key importance of upgrading the region's road, airport and maritime infrastructure during its just-ended meeting in Tripoli, Libya. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD agrees to set up conflict prevention mechanism
    25 august 2002 20:42:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The general secretariat of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) have briefed the Executive Council in Tripoli on the competition of a study on the ramifications of forming a conflict prevention, management and resolution mechanism. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD sets BADC capital at 250 million euros
    25 august 2002 12:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Community of Sahelian-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) is setting up its own finance house whose start-up capital has been fixed at 250 million euros. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD executive council ends in Libya
    24 august 2002 14:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A two-day meeting of the executive council of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) ended Friday night in Tripoli after reviewing the political, economic and security situation in the region. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD wants unity, territorial integrity in Sudan
    24 august 2002 12:20:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The evolution of the peace process in Sudan was discussed at length during proceedings of the eighth session of the executive council of the Community of Sahelo- Saharan States (CEN-SAD) which ended Friday night in Tripoli. 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...

  • Libyan government minister pays tribute to CEN-SAD
    22 august 2002 23:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary of the Libyan general popular committee on African Union, Dr Ali Triki has underscored what he said was the "very important" role the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) now plays in Africa and the world at large. Full text...

  • Benin to host festival on African integration
    22 august 2002 20:09:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The first edition of the African Integration Stars festival (SICA) will hold on Saturday in Cotonou, the organisers indicated on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Basle Accord to accelerate West African integration
    20 august 2002 17:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The adoption of the New Basle Capital Accord on global banking by West African countries will accelerate the process of monetary integration in the sub-region, according to the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Joseph Sanusi. Full text...

  • UEMOA parliamentarians support federation
    20 august 2002 16:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee (CIP) of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) have expressed support for the creation of a federation grouping eight member-countries of UEMOA. Full text...

  • Tanzanian leaders want pace of EAC integration quickened
    16 august 2002 10:32:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Senior Tanzanian leaders Thursday poured out their support for an expedited customs union of the East African Community (EAC) and urged Amanya Mushega, secretary general of the Arusha-based organisation to ensure the process remained on course. 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...

  • Libyan leader holds talks with Gambian vice-president
    12 august 2002 10:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, Sunday night received Gambian vice president Issatou Njie Saidy and her delegation, official sources said in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Africans are no longer weaklings, says Libyan paper
    09 august 2002 21:58:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan daily, Al-Jamahiriya, says that the African Union (AU) has changed the socio-politico- economic landscape of Africa. Full text...

  • South African Minister says AU will address political challenges
    08 august 2002 09:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Foreign Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has expressed confidence that the African Union (AU) will deal effectively with political challenges of peace, stability and security issues on the continent. Full text...

  • Trans-Saharan highway, a major African challenge
    07 august 2002 22:18:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Thirty years on, the project launched way back 1971 for the construction of the trans-Saharan highway linking Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Mali to the Algerian and Tunisian ports on the Mediterranean Sea is still afoot. Full text...

  • Reintegration scheme for former Congolese fighters stalls
    07 august 2002 20:30:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A programme for the reintegration of former Congolese fighters into social and economic life has stalled for want of funding, official sources conceded Wednesday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Reintegration scheme for former Congolese fighters stalls
    07 august 2002 20:29:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A programme for the reintegration of former Congolese fighters into social and economic life has stalled for want of funding, official sources conceded Wednesday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Deby discuss developments in Africa
    07 august 2002 14:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • South Africa business chief lauds Rwanda-DR Congo accord
    07 august 2002 11:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African business executive has described the recent peace agreement signed by Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a positive development for the future of the African Union (AU) launched in Durban, South Africa in July. Full text...

  • AU on efforts to promote stability in Madagascar
    06 august 2002 20:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Visiting South African Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad held discussions with French officials in Paris Tuesday on efforts to promote stability in Madagascar. Full text...

  • South Africa's AU chairmanship to focus on poverty, conflicts
    06 august 2002 19:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Deputy minister of Foreign Affairs Aziz Pahad said here Tuesday that poverty eradication and conflict resolution would be the major focus of South Africa's chairmanship of the African Union. Full text...

  • President Wade advocates federation of UEMOA states
    05 august 2002 22:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade expressed the wish Monday, to see the creation of a federation of the member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) which, in the long run, would merge with Nigeria to form the Confederation of the West African States. Full text...

  • Mbeki plans to visit Madagascar - Envoy
    05 august 2002 20:29:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- South African President and current chair of the African Union (AU), Thabo Mbeki, is to lead an AU delegation to Madagascar soon, Mauritian press reported at the weekend quoting Louis Mnguni, South African Ambassador to Mauritius. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD secretary general in Bangui
    14 june 2002 13:28:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) Mohamed Al Madani of Libya is in Bangui to witness the incineration of arms collected in the strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Setting Africa on integration course
    10 june 2002 17:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- After years of a formally structured alliance, African countries are about to launch an economic and political union. Full text...

  • ECOWAS, EU discuss poverty alleviation, economic integration
    05 june 2002 22:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A tripartite meeting of ECOWAS, EU and the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA), opened in the Senegalese capital Wednesday focusing on poverty alleviation and economic integration. Full text...

  • Kufuor urges regional economic integration
    03 june 2002 20:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor said Monday that regional integration would help West Africa deal with globalisation. Full text...

  • Kadhafi calls for a genuine African Union
    02 june 2002 21:28:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The guide of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • Liberian govt says ex-Vice President died of cancer
    31 may 2002 15:15:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian government said the autopsy report on the late former Vice President Enoch Dogolea showed he died of natural causes, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

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