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  • Salim tables report on drug control action plan
    06 july 2001 11:14:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- An OAU plan of action against drug trafficking and abuse, notes Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim, is fraught with setbacks including inadequate response from member states coupled with shortfalls in human and financial resources. Full text...

  • Arafat to attend OAU summit
    06 july 2001 10:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat would attend next week's OAU summit in Zambia, a Palestinian diplomat has confirmed. Full text...

  • Somali warlords furious with OAU over recognition
    06 july 2001 09:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A group of Somali warlords warned Friday that the OAU's decision to recognise the eight-month-old government of President Abdikassim Salad Hassan could spark renewed fighting in the Horn of Africa. Full text...

  • 15 battalions permanently mobilised for ECOMOG
    05 july 2001 23:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- For the first time in the history of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the 15 member states are ready to place a batallion each at the disposal of ECOMOG, the West African peacekeeping force. Full text...

  • ECOWAS calls for the dismantling of roadblocks
    05 july 2001 23:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African states will intensify efforts regarding the lifting of all roadblocks that seriously impede the free movement of persons and goods in the subregion, ECOWAS Executive Secretary Lansana Kouyate said in Lusaka Thursday. Full text...

  • Guinea's Kouyate wants a vocal African Union
    05 july 2001 22:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Guinea's candidate for the post of OAU secretary general, Lansana Kouyate, on Thursday said he expects the voice of Africa to be heard louder under the African Union. Full text...

  • ECOWAS intensifies action against child trafficking
    05 july 2001 18:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it is intensifying the fight against child trafficking within the sub-region. Full text...

  • Cameroonian Parliament ratifies AU constitutive act
    05 july 2001 17:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Parliament in Cameroon has adopted a bill allowing the President of the Republic to rafify the constitutive act of the African Union. Full text...

  • Salim challenges Ministers on African Union
    05 july 2001 16:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- As the 74th ordinary session of the OAU's Council of Ministers got underway in Lusaka Thursday, OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim says he envisages a turning point in Africa's march towards integration. Full text...

  • OAU Council of Ministers picks bureau members
    05 july 2001 15:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 74th ordinary session of the OAU Council of Ministers of has elected a new bureau to guide the organisation's transition to its new African Union status. Full text...

  • OAU mourns late Tanzanian VP
    05 july 2001 15:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity Thursday paid tribute to Tanzanian Vice-President Ali Juma, who died in Dar-es-Salaam last night. Full text...

  • ECA outlines perspectives for viable African Union
    05 july 2001 15:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), K. Full text...

  • African Ministers urged to strengthen continental Union
    05 july 2001 14:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 74th OAU Council of Ministers opened in Lusaka, Zambia Thursday with calls by delegates for stronger political will by member countries to jolt the continental body into vibrancy as it transforms into the African Union. Full text...

  • Five states agree to merge MAP, Omega Plan
    05 july 2001 11:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Five Organisation of African Unity (OAU) member states Wednesday agreed to merge the planned Millennium Partnership for the African Recovery Programme (MAP) and the Omega Plan. Full text...

  • Cape Verde urges understanding on debt owed the OAU
    04 july 2001 17:16:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- With a dozen debtor-member countries already sanctioned, Cape Verde has pledged to settle its arrears of contribution to the OAU by the end of the year. Full text...

  • Salim urges OAU to boost its revenue
    04 july 2001 16:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim said Wednesday that the continental Organisation should find alternative ways to boost its revenue and stem its perennial financial woes. Full text...

  • Mandela, other African leaders for Lusaka Summit
    04 july 2001 16:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is among 35 to 40 African leaders expected to attend the 37th Summit of the Organisation of African Unity, which opens in Lusaka, Zambia, next week. Full text...

  • African Union holds brighter economic future for continent
    04 july 2001 13:23:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The African Union, which African leaders are expected to formally launch next week at their 37th summit in Lusaka, holds out brighter prospects for economic revival and growth, affirms OAU Assistant Secretary-General in charge of economic affairs Ambassador Vijay Makhan. Full text...

  • Zambian government warns against disruption of OAU summit
    04 july 2001 13:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government has issued a stern warning to anyone planning to disrupt the OAU summit scheduled slated for 9-11 July in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Zambians prepare special welcome for Kadhafi
    04 july 2001 12:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Sections of the Zambian society are preparing an elaborate welcome party for Libyan leader Mouamar Kadhafi when he arrives in Lusaka at the weekend for the 37th OAU Heads of State summit. Full text...

  • Zambian Moslems invite Gaddafi for prayers
    04 july 2001 11:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian Muslims said Wednesday they had invited Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, expected in the country for next week's OAU summit, for prayer at a mosque in the capital, Lusaka. Full text...

  • Foreign ministers due in Zambia for OAU pre-summit meeting
    04 july 2001 11:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African Foreign ministers arrive in Zambia Wednesday for preparatory consultations ahead of the OAU Heads of State and government summit starting next week. Full text...

  • South Africa confident that MAP would be adopted
    04 july 2001 08:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government is teeming with confidence that President Thabo Mbeki's Millennium African Recovery Plan (MAP), a proposed blueprint designed to promote development, democracy and peace in the continent, would be adopted at the forthcoming OAU summit in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Lebanon to host 5th Afro-Arab trade fair
    03 july 2001 19:43:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 5th Afro-Arab trade fair will be held in Tripoli, Lebanon from 6 to 14 October, the OAU Secretariat has announced in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • Parliament empowers Kerekou to ratify Consultative Act
    03 july 2001 19:37:00
    Porto Novo- Benin (PANA) -- The parliament in Benin Tuesday unanimously passed a bill authorising President Mathieu Kerekou to ratify the African Union (AU) Constitutive Act. Full text...

  • Reviving Afro-Arab cooperation
    03 july 2001 19:34:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A new era of Afro-Arab cooperation has dawned, OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim says in a report presented at the 13th ordinary session of the committee of ambassadors in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • NGO wins OAU observer status
    03 july 2001 17:44:00
    LUSAKA- Zambia (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) said it has agreed to grant a continental non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Senegal observer status in the body. Full text...

  • Female candidate for OAU chief throws in towel
    03 july 2001 17:33:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, the Zambian woman who campaigned for the post of OAU secretary- general, has finally thrown in the towel after the Zambian government refused to endorse her candidacy. Full text...

  • IMO to build brain-drain database on SADC
    03 july 2001 15:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The International Organisation for Migration, or IMO, is to build a comprehensive data-base on the numbers of professionals and other skilled workers who have left Southern Africa for other parts of the world due to poor economic opportunities in their own home countries. Full text...

  • OAU imposes sanctions on debtor members
    03 july 2001 15:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), facing mounting annual subscription arrears from its members, said Tuesday it would impose a range of sanctions on 15 debtor countries to induce them to pay up. Full text...

  • African Leaders Told To Allow Free Movement of People
    03 july 2001 14:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Southern Africa Regional Representative of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), John Tesha, has appealed to African leaders to encourage free movement of their people to foster integration and development of the continent. Full text...

  • Focus on plight of children, Zambian paper urges OAU
    03 july 2001 11:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's biggest privately-owned newspaper Tuesday appealed to African leaders gathering in the country next week for an Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Summit, to focus on the welfare of children on the continent. Full text...

  • Kadhafi discusses African Union with Compaore
    03 july 2001 11:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • OAU Debtor Nations
    02 july 2001 18:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Only four of OAU's 53-member States were up to date in contributions to the organisation's ordinary budget, while more than 30 percent of members faced sanctions over unpaid arrears as of 28 June 2001. Full text...

  • Zambia's Chiluba gears up for OAU political windfall
    02 july 2001 18:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia - Zambian President Frederick Chilu-ba steps at the heart of African diplomacy this week when he hosts over 40 colleagues from around the continent for an Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit, but his domestic critics suspect he wants to make undue political capital out of the meeting for the forthcoming presidential poll. Full text...

  • OAU coffers: a catastrophic situation
    02 july 2001 17:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The amount outstanding in the contribution of OAU member states as of 1 June 2001 stands at 14. Full text...

  • Envoy Says OAU Ambassadors Opening Session Fruitful
    02 july 2001 17:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Ambassador to the OAU, Simataa Akapelwa, has described the opening session of the Committee of Ambassadors and plenipotentiaries in Lusaka Monday, as "important and very promising". Full text...

  • More than 1,000 Journalists For OAU Summit
    02 july 2001 16:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- More than 1,000 media persons from Africa and other parts of the world are expected in Lusaka for coverage of the historic 37th ordinary OAU Summit, which opened Monday in the Zambian capital. Full text...

  • Committee on DR Congo meets in Lusaka Wednesday
    02 july 2001 15:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A regional ministerial meeting of countries involved in the DR Congo conflict is planned for Lusaka, Zambia Wednesday, to finalise plans on disarmament, demobilisation, reintegration and resettlement of so-called "negative forces". Full text...

  • Anti-retrovirals to curb the enemy's progress
    02 july 2001 15:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Anti-retrovirals, the drugs that make it possible to curb the progress of AIDS, today constitute one of the few weapons Africa has to slow down the advance of a very powerful enemy. Full text...

  • Humanitarian body seeks OAU's observer status
    02 july 2001 15:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- "Africa Aid Africa" (AAA), a humanitarian mutual aid and solidarity organisation, has requested an observer status with the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Full text...

  • Salim proposes reforms for OAU emergency fund
    02 july 2001 14:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Outgoing OAU secretary-general Salim Ahmed Salim Monday proposed that the organisation's Special Emergency Assistance Fund (SEAF), which mainly provides financial assistance to drought-stricken member states, be reformed to improve its operational efficiency. Full text...

  • OAU Committee of Ambassadors meets in Lusaka
    02 july 2001 14:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 13th ordinary session of the Committee of Ambassadors and other Plenipotentiaries accredited to the Organisation of African Unity opened Monday in Lusaka, Zambia, chaired by Ali Awidan, Libyan Ambassador to Ethiopia and the OAU. Full text...

  • Salim In Lusaka, Upbeat On African Union
    30 june 2001 19:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim, arrived in Lusaka Saturday, assuring that the 9-11 July Summit of the continent's foremost political grouping taking place in the Zambian capital would be a huge success. Full text...

  • Zambia into OAU frenzy
    30 june 2001 16:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is into a frenzy as the southern African country prepares to host one of the biggest summits of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) next week. Full text...

  • Money woes forces Tanzania out of integration groupings
    29 june 2001 20:58:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania has announced it is to withdraw from several regional and international groupings due to financial difficulties it is facing. Full text...

  • Over 40 countries confirm attendance at African summit
    29 june 2001 16:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia said Friday 41 countries had confirmed they will attend the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit in Lusaka next week, when the continental body will formally be transformed into the African Union. Full text...

  • Newspaper Queries Belated Preparation For OAU Summit
    29 june 2001 16:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Zambia's privately owned weekly, 'The Monitor', has criticised the government for the belated preparations being made to host the forthcoming 29th Summit of African leaders which is billed to usher in the African Union. Full text...

  • Congo ratifies constitutive act of the African Union
    27 june 2001 23:10:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's national transition council (provisional Parliament) has ratified the African Union constitutive act that OAU Heads of State and government adopted in Lome, Togo in July last year. Full text...

  • Ivorian, Namibian envoys meet Buyoya
    27 june 2001 23:09:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi leader Pierre Buyoya Wednesday granted audience to two envoys from Cote d'Ivoire and Namibia, who brought messages from their Presidents believed in connection with their candidacy for the African Union Secretary General post. Full text...

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