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

  • Egyptian diplomat wants economic dimension in AU
    23 may 2002 23:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) should play a centre-stage economic role to help African countries move rapidly towards social progress, the Egyptian Ambassador to France, Ali Maher Al Sayed said in Paris Thursday. Full text...

  • Essy says OAU transformation into African Union on course
    22 may 2002 23:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU secretary general Amara Essy on Wednesday said plans to transform the OAU into the African Union are on course and the AU will be launched as scheduled at the forthcoming OAU summit in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou hosts colloquium on cultural integration
    22 may 2002 20:31:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ouagadougou is hosting an international colloquium on "Culture, factor of identity, unity and openness" aimed at sub-regional cultural promotion. Full text...

  • Swazis turn away South African asbestos mine bidders
    21 may 2002 21:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africans were among bidders turned away from a weekend auction for an asbestos mine in Swaziland after the government in that country lodged an urgent interdict to prevent the sale. Full text...

  • Reunion delegation to observe COMESA summit
    20 may 2002 21:24:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion is to send observers to the 23-24 May summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Cameroon takes on Austria Wednesday in friendly
    16 april 2002 21:05:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national football squad, the Indomitable Lions, will take on Austria Wednesday in Vienna in a warm-up match ahead of the forthcoming World Cup finals jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea, Andre Nguidjol, administrative and financial director of the Lions, said Tuesday in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Integration will trigger off investment, says Michel Roussin
    15 april 2002 22:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Regional integration will definitely encourage private investment in Africa, Michel Roussin, head of the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Committee of the Movement of French Enterprises (MEDEF) said Monday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Museveni urges Great Lakes to seek access to bigger markets
    08 april 2002 14:03:00
    Kampala Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Monday called on Africa's Great Lakes region countries to intensify action on free movement of citizens, enhanced trade and access to larger markets, to boost the development of the region. Full text...

  • Austria grants 519,000 Euros to 'Enda Tiers-monde'
    04 april 2002 15:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Austria granted "Enda Tiers-monde" 519,000 Euros to finance its activities for one year. Full text...

  • Vehicle sales follow downturn in South African economy
    03 april 2002 18:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- New vehicles sales in South Africa dropped significantly in March compared to the same month last year. Full text...

  • OAU council of ministers sets tone for July summit
    16 march 2002 13:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 75th ordinary session of the OAU council of ministers ended in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday after adopting recommendations on a development formula for Africa, Afro-Arab co-operation and on Palestine. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire voices reservations about UEMOA Parliament
    13 march 2002 15:54:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire has expressed serious reservations over plans to set up the Parliament of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) at the end of the year, Senegalese MP Abdoulaye Faye, who is president of the Union's Inter-Parliamentary Committee (CIP), said. Full text...

  • Need for People-Driven African Integration
    13 march 2002 15:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Brilliant ideas are never in short supply when it comes to the question of unity and integration in Africa. Full text...

  • IPC ends ninth ordinary session in Mali
    13 march 2002 15:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The ninth ordinary session of the Inter- Parliamentary Committee of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) ended Tuesday night in Bamako, with a call on the eight UEMOA member countries to make integration a reality. Full text...

  • 40.42 percent of UEMOA's budget is foreign aid - Report
    13 march 2002 13:22:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Foreign partners contributed 40. Full text...

  • UEMOA calls on EU to lift sanctions against Togo
    13 march 2002 12:37:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Inter-Parliamentarian Committee (IPC) of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), whose 9th ordinary session ended Tuesday in Bamako, has adopted resolutions calling on the European Union (EU) to lift sanctions against Togo. Full text...

  • Talks on to sell disreputed Arthur Anderson
    12 march 2002 11:22:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Arthur Anderson, one of the top five auditing firms in the world whose reputation has been smeared for approving fraudulent clients' financial statements, is in talks to sell itself to another auditing Company, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, the New York Times has reported. Full text...

  • FDA III paves the way for the African Union
    10 march 2002 20:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The third Forum for Africa's Development (FDA III) ended Friday in Addis Ababa with a unanimous declaration on the way forward to attain regional integration and set the African Union on course. Full text...

  • OAU Ministerial Council meets next week in Addis Ababa
    08 march 2002 23:35:00
    Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A meeting of the OAU Council of Ministers has been slated for 12-14 March in Addis-Ababa, Secretary General Amara Essy indicated Friday. Full text...

  • ADF issues agenda for African integration
    08 march 2002 18:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The weeklong Third African Development Forum of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ended in Addis Ababa Friday, with a 100-point Consensus Statement to guide regional integration and enhance the prospects of the African Union. Full text...

  • Pretoria prepares for first African Union summit
    07 march 2002 09:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Preparations are in full gear for South Africa's hosting of the inaugural summit of the African Union (AU) next July. Full text...

  • Participants in ADF III disappointed by leaders' absence
    06 march 2002 22:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Participants to the 3rd African Development Forum (ADF) organised by the Africa Economic Commission (AEC) in Addis Ababa have expressed disappointment with the absence of African leaders at the forum. Full text...

  • African integration is a matter of survival - Meles
    04 march 2002 21:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Regional integration is the greatest single challenge facing Africa, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia said in Addis Ababa Monday, urging his peers to consider the issue as a matter of survival to be given priority attention. Full text...

  • Experts discuss transport situation in Africa
    03 march 2002 18:41:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Experts from some 40 African countries, as well as donor representatives Saturday began reflections in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the situation of transports and communication on the continent. Full text...

  • Experts call for people-driven African Union
    03 march 2002 18:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A symposium on the African Union opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, with calls for the strengthening of efforts to build a viable and an all-inclusive people-driven Union. Full text...

  • Symposium stresses on need for people-driven Africa Union
    03 march 2002 14:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A symposium on the African Union began in Addis Ababa Sunday with calls that efforts must be made to construct a viable and an all-inclusive Union in which the people would be the prime movers. Full text...

  • Malian official says CEN-SAD devoted to African integration
    01 march 2002 10:01:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) is stepping up co-operation and consultations to foster African integration, a top official in the Malian African Integration Ministry said in Bamako Thursday. Full text...

  • Mali to host seminar on the "border country" concept
    27 february 2002 13:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A sub-regional seminar on the "border country" concept will open in Sikasso (380 km South of Bamako) on Monday, regional officials have said. Full text...

  • ECA announces symposium on African Union
    26 february 2002 17:49:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is to organise a symposium on the African Union (AU) alongside several activities leading up to the 3rd African Development Forum (ADF III) slated for 3 March in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Obasanjo leaves Tuesday for state visit to Australia
    25 february 2002 17:55:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is scheduled to leave Abuja early Tuesday on a two-day state visit to Australia, according to the state house. Full text...

  • African Union envoy expected in Monrovia Friday
    21 february 2002 16:18:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- African Union's recently appointed envoy ton Liberia Momodou Lamine Sedat Jobe of Gambia is expected in Monrovia Friday to assess the situation in the country. Full text...

  • OAU Steps Up Pace of Transition to AU
    16 february 2002 14:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity has increased the number of its central organs from four to twelve, Secretary General Amara Essy disclosed Saturday in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Australia Says May Impose Sanctions On Zimbabwe
    08 february 2002 16:38:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Australia is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Zimbabwe over alleged human rights abuses after the collapse of Commonwealth moves to censure the southern African country, a local has reported. Full text...

  • Libyan leader advocates free movement of Africans in Africa
    03 february 2002 15:55:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Head of State Col. Full text...

  • Japan pledges $3 million for Sierra Leone
    22 january 2002 20:50:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Japan has pledged three million dollars in support of programmes for the reintegration of disarmed combatants in Sierra Leone, the UN announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • SADC's summit will also discuss ways to fund African Union
    11 january 2002 19:52:00
    Blantyre- Malawi, PANA - The African Union (AU) is- to begin its operations in July this year, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Deputy Executive Secretary Albert Muchanga said at a news conference Friday in Blantyre. Full text...

  • Congo gets 750,000 euros to reintegrate ex-combatants
    10 january 2002 11:02:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The European Commission said it has granted Congo 750,000 euros (over 660,000 US dollars) for the reintegration of ex-combatants and the collection of weapons in the country. Full text...

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