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29th African Union Summit,
27th June to 4th July 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Where is the traditional African hospitality?
    27 june 2001 19:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Even in misery, Africans are known to be generous in their traditional hospitality. Full text...

  • Where is the traditional African hospitality?
    27 june 2001 17:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Even in misery, Africans are known to be generous in their traditional hospitality. Full text...

  • UEMOA to evaluate economic performance
    26 june 2001 23:18:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Economic and Monetary Union of the West African States (UEMOA) experts opened a meeting Tuesday in Ouagadougou to evaluate the region's economic performance. Full text...

  • Amara Essy intensifies campaign for African Union job
    26 june 2001 21:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Amara Essy, Ivorian former Foreign Minister and one of the candidates for the post of the African Union Secretary General, is in Bamako to seek the support of African delegates to the 28th Foreign Ministers session of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). Full text...

  • UEMOA experts meet Tuesday in Ouagadougou
    24 june 2001 14:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A group of West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) experts is scheduled to meet from Tuesday to Friday in Ouagadougou to prepare a council of ministers meeting scheduled for 6 July in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Guinea asks Togo to support Kouyate's candidature
    23 june 2001 09:10:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Guinean President Lansana Conte has asked Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema to support the candidature of Guinean Lansana Kouyate for the secretary general post of the newly-formed African Union. Full text...

  • Theo-Ben Gurirab: 37 years in the diplomatic service
    19 june 2001 23:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Namibia's minister of Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, Theo Ben Gurirab, candidate to succeed Salim Ahmed Salim at the head of the Pan- African organisation, is considered as the Dean of African ministers of Foreign Affairs, judging from his 37 years of experience in international diplomacy. Full text...

  • Rwandan troops not ready to leave Congo
    19 june 2001 13:27:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda has reiterated that it requires security guarantees from authorities in Kinshasa, before withdrawing all its troops from the DR Congo. Full text...

  • UK fully supports African Union
    18 june 2001 15:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ahead of the OAU's July Summit in Lusaka, Zambia more favourable reactions are trailing the establishment of the African Union, with Britain saying it supports the initiative and wants to see it succeed. Full text...

  • Summit to tackle Mano River Union crises
    14 june 2001 19:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Like Angola, Sudan and other flash points in Africa, the Mano River Union countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, present some of the seemingly intractable conflicts expected to task African leaders at the OAU July Summit in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • Summit to discuss crises in Mano River Union, as usual
    14 june 2001 18:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Difference crises within the Mano River Union are fast becoming a semi permanent item on the agenda of most OAU meetings, and next month's Lusaka summit will not be an exception. Full text...

  • Concrete action on children expected from Lusaka Summit
    14 june 2001 17:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- With African countries already formally agreed on a common position for the September UN General Assembly Special Session on the future of children, stakeholders are now anxious about how the Lusaka OAU summit would move to make the African Children Agenda binding on states. Full text...

  • Compact African recovery plan focuses on partnership
    14 june 2001 16:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- As the marketplace for ideas on African development strategies expands, a common denominator - partnership - sticks out in most of the plans so far exposed. Full text...

  • African women plan to seek political hearing in Lusaka
    14 june 2001 11:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African women say they plan to make a debut in regional and continental politics at the forthcoming summit of African leaders in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • Programme to help ex-offenders lead constructive lives
    14 june 2001 08:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The offender reintegration programme of the National Crime Prevention Organisation (NICRO) is producing encouraging results just months after being introduced. Full text...

  • OAU Summit to discuss NGO bid for observer status
    13 june 2001 20:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An NGO seeking observer status with the Organisation of African Unity sounded hopeful Tuesday that its request would be considered at next month's OAU summit in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • Parliament asked to ratify African Union act
    13 june 2001 16:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian legislators were on Wednesday presented with a bill asking Parliament to authorise the President to ratify the Constitutive Act of the African Union. Full text...

  • Regional business turns its back on "Ivoirité"
    12 june 2001 23:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- "Money knows no borders," Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo told newsmen from the Malian state television at the recent inauguration of a ginning company belonging to Malian tycoon Cheikna Kagnassi in M'Bengue, about 700 km north of Abidjan. Full text...

  • Differences hamper DR Congo political normalisation
    12 june 2001 22:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Differences surfacing ahead of the planned inter-Congolese dialogue cannot but be reminiscent of the the acrimony that surrounded the Sovereign National Conference (CNS) of the 1990s. Full text...

  • Another civil war looms over Burundi
    12 june 2001 16:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Never had xerox machines and printers been so much worked in Bujumbura as it happened recently in the wake of a report by the International Crisis Group (ICG). Full text...

  • Salim Ahmed Salim: A political profile
    12 june 2001 10:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Salim Ahmed Salim, the former Tanzanian prime minister who became the sixth Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity in 1989 "has served the body for so long and so well that his name has become synonymous with the house", admits one aide. Full text...

  • OAU scribe underscores role of civil society
    11 june 2001 23:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At a five-day OAU-Civil Society Conference underway in Addis Ababa, Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim Monday acknowledged what he said was the increasingly important role grassroots and civil society organizations play in Africa's development. Full text...

  • Africa needs vibrant civil society
    11 june 2001 23:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, (PANA) -- The key elements for Africa's future governance and economic development, namely the rule of law, accountable government, an educated and informed citizenry, and a people-friendly developmental state, would increasingly be the challenge on the agenda of a vibrant civil society. Full text...

  • Evolution of higher education in figures
    11 june 2001 20:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Sub-Saharan African has made more efforts than any other developing region in the area of education, according to UNESCO. Full text...

  • Troubled reintegration for repatriated Burkinabes
    11 june 2001 20:34:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina (PANA) -- The authorities in Burkina Faso are having trouble reintegrating hundreds of thousands of Burkinabes who fled Côte d'Ivoire following the November 1999 xenophobic attacks in especially the Ivorian town of Tabou. Full text...

  • Ibrahima Fall, an academician turned diplomat
    11 june 2001 17:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- For undisclosed resons, the Senegalese government withdrew the candidature of Ibrahima Fall, and backed the Ivorian Amara Essy as a replacement for the incumbent OAU Secretary General, Salim Ahmad Salim. Full text...

  • Mother-Child HIV Infection Threatens Africa's Future
    11 june 2001 14:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Nkosi Johnson, the 12-year old South African anti-AIDS activist was laid to rest at the weekend after succumbing to the incurable acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Full text...

  • Overcrowding, low funding plague African universities
    11 june 2001 12:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A UNESCO specialist on education has identified the sudden explosion in student population and inadequate financial allocation as two major problems plaguing higher education in Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria struggles for own unity
    11 june 2001 10:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The birth of the African Union, expected to fast-track the political and economic integration of the continent, may have elicited happiness among the various peoples of the continent, but it has also renewed interest in the stability or otherwise of the constituent states. Full text...

  • Victims of Ivorian xenophobia survive in Mali
    10 june 2001 17:02:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- In sneakers and sporting a tattered sweat shirt on a pair of jeans, Ousmane Kone is a youngster who fled post-election xenophobia in Côte d'Ivoire, and now makes a living canvassing for passengers at a Bamako bus station. Full text...

  • "Ivoirité", an obstacle to African integration
    10 june 2001 14:56:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina (PANA) -- There were some clashes in November 1999 in Tabou, a town in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Consortium loses bid for Botswana motor plant
    10 june 2001 10:07:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) ­ The South Africa conso-rtium which won a bid to buy most of the assets of the collapsed Hyundai Motor Company of Botswana have failed to pay within the agreed time. Full text...

  • Salimata's tough life on her return to Ouagadougou
    09 june 2001 19:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina (PANA) -- The collapse of her marriage is one thing which pains Salimata most since being forced to return to Burkina Faso from Cote d'Ivoire over a year ago. Full text...

  • Salim says Lusaka summit historic for Africa Union
    09 june 2001 12:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim Saturday says the forthcoming summit in Lusaka is more historical because it has been given specific responsibility to work out the practical modalities for the implementation of the creation of the African Union. Full text...

  • Tunisia gives Africa Day special significance
    08 june 2001 20:53:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The government of Tunisia Friday said the celebration of Africa Day this year was of "special significance especially after the proclamation and coming into force of the African Union". Full text...

  • Anglophone Africa paves the way in higher education
    08 june 2001 15:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- One of the characteristics of higher education in Africa is that it is facing greater difficulties in Francophone countries - where campuses are overcrowded and too much politicised - than in Anglophone states where the system seems to be running smoothly, less problematic and quieter. Full text...

  • OAU to hold civil society conference
    07 june 2001 22:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU will next week convene an African Civil Society Conference aimed at promoting civil society in Africa and developing modalities and mechanism that will enhance collaboration between the OAU and African civil society organizations. Full text...

  • African Union: 40 OAU Member States Deposit Instruments
    06 june 2001 18:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Gabon Wednesday became the 40th OAU Member State to deposit its instrument of ratification of the African Union Constitutive Act, with the General Secretariat. Full text...

  • Namibian MP wants African Union popularised
    06 june 2001 14:31:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's ruling SwapoParty MP, Erasmus Hendjala, has called on the country's Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting Ministry to help popularise the Africa Union, whose Constitutive Act went into force 26 May. Full text...

  • Debt, the Gordian knot of development in Africa
    05 june 2001 17:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- While the continent continues to be associated with natural disasters which in fact affect the entire world (AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria), debt, another "silent disaster," continues to inhibit Africa's development. Full text...

  • Cross listing of stock exchanges to boost integration
    05 june 2001 16:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- With international trends currently pointing to mergers of stock exchanges, the East African Community has likewise embarked on moves aimed at creating a single regional stock exchange to mobilise financial resources to drive private sector activity. Full text...

  • Lansana Kouyate, the administrator diplomat
    04 june 2001 20:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Lansana Kouyate, Guinea's candidate in the race to succeed Tanzania's Salim Ahmed Salim as Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity or the African Union, is not a stranger to pan-African affairs. Full text...

  • The Omega Plan for Africa
    04 june 2001 14:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The "Omega Plan for Africa," which President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal proposes to his peers, advocates a new pact of partnership with the rest of the world, managed by a "global authority" under the direct responsibility of the UN Secretary General. Full text...

  • Spreading the seeds for African Renaissance
    04 june 2001 13:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The post-apartheid South African government regards the upcoming OAU Summit in Lusaka as critical to its vision of creating a united African Union and progressing with the African Renaissance. Full text...

  • Zambian candidate fails to win national support
    01 june 2001 18:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Prominent Zambian female politician and rights activist, Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika has failed to gain endorsement of the Zambian government in her bid to seek election as secretary general of Pan-African organisation at its July summit OAU in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Papers focus African Union, merger of political parties
    01 june 2001 17:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The press in Burkina Faso this week concentrated on the birth of the African Union and the merger of two political parties in the country. Full text...

  • Senegal supports Amara Essy's candidature
    01 june 2001 12:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Senegal has withdrawn its candidate, Ibrahima Fall, from running for the post of OAU Secretary General, which falls vacant soon. Full text...

  • Cape Verdian parliament endorses AU act
    30 may 2001 16:20:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde's parliament has authorised the government to ratify the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU), which took effect last Saturday. Full text...

  • Libyan papers comment on the AU treaty
    30 may 2001 11:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan papers this week focus their comments on the coming into force of the treaty of the African Union. Full text...

  • Africa's power lies in unity, says American lobbyist
    29 may 2001 15:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An African American lobby group leader, Melvin P. Full text...

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