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29th African Union Summit,
27th June to 4th July 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Economic Integration: Africa advances in scattered ranks
    10 may 2001 17:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- It might sound an overstatement, but the number of economic groupings across Africa borders on proliferation, so much so that donor partners are beginning to find co-operation with the configuration cumbersome. Full text...

  • African Human Rights Commission reflects on future status
    08 may 2001 14:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The African Commission for Human and People's Rights (CADHP) Monday decided, at the end of its 29th ordinary session, to initiate reflection on its future status, within the new framework of the African Union. Full text...

  • Good leadership to determine quality of African Union
    06 may 2001 15:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The quality and credibility of leaders in various countries would determine the strength of the African Union (AU) whose Constitutive Act is scheduled to take effect on 26 May, says an official from a Dakar-based development non-governmental organisation. Full text...

  • SADC makes progress towards political integration
    03 may 2001 19:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has made some progress towards political integration, says a SADC Regional Human Development Report 2000 launched Thursday in Windhoek. Full text...

  • Emergency ministerial council meeting to be held in Lome
    29 april 2001 13:28:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The fourth extraordinary session of the council of ECOWAS finance ministers has opened at the ECOWAS headquarters in Lome to examine the conclusions of the Administration and Finance Commission. Full text...

  • May: Month of mixed celebration for Africa
    28 april 2001 10:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Friday's announcement by the OAU that the much-awaited African Union is to be declared 26 May, a day after Africa Liberation Day, should normally evoke a sense of double celebration among Pan-Africanists. Full text...

  • Nigeria ratifies African Union Act
    27 april 2001 16:10:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria took a major step at regaining its role in Pan-African affairs by being the 36th Member State to deposit its instrument of ratification of the African Union Constitutive Act, with the OAU. Full text...

  • African Union to be declared 26 May
    27 april 2001 13:43:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union is to be declared 26 May after the mandatory 36 of OAU's 53 Member States have deposited their instruments of ratification of the Union's Constitutive Act, it was announced in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday. Full text...

  • African Union to be declared 26 May
    27 april 2001 13:32:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union is to be declared 26 May after the mandatory 36 of OAU's 53 Member States have deposited their instruments of ratification of the Union's Constitutive Act, it was announced in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday. Full text...

  • IMF suggests ways for Africa's integration in global trade
    26 april 2001 21:57:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has suggested that trade liberalisation and reduction in transaction costs could reverse Africa's growing marginalisation from global trade. Full text...

  • ECOWAS established observation zone in Cotonou
    24 april 2001 19:29:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has signed a headquarters agreement with Benin to establish an observation zone in Cotonou whose role would be to signal the potential of conflicts in Benin, Nigeria and Togo. Full text...

  • East Africa consolidates stand in face of ACP-EU agreement
    24 april 2001 17:39:00
    DAR ES SALAAM- Tanzania (PANA) -- East African Community (EAC) states are to develop a common position that will govern their future ACP-EU relations under the Cotonou Agreement. Full text...

  • African women's conference opens in Tripoli
    21 april 2001 19:12:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Women delegates from 53 African countries are taking part in a conference on peace and development in Tripoli, Libya. Full text...

  • Cameroonian internationalist says West fears African Union
    21 april 2001 13:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- "The African Union works against major world interests, which explains why no Head of State has received congratulations from the West after the Lome summit," Prof. Full text...

  • Cameroon can't ratify Union Act before June 2001
    20 april 2001 19:46:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- After missing the March session, a bill proposing Cameroon's ratification of the African Union act is most likely to be tabled before Parliament in June, observers in Yoaunde reckon. Full text...

  • The nature and process of changes that come with the Union
    20 april 2001 15:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The historic transformation of the OAU into an African Union (AU) will necessitate, in the next twelve months, the confirmation of a legal document that supersedes all preceding ones and the establishment of five organs and six new Pan-African institutions. Full text...

  • 5 OAU founding members mitigate Panafrican commitment
    20 april 2001 14:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Sekou Toure, Fulbert Yulu, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Patrice Lumumba and Moktar Ould Daddah would certainly not have been proud of the lack of enthusiasm shown by current leaders of their countries in face of renewed attempts underway to unite the continent. Full text...

  • Parliament takes bold move by ratifying African Union Act
    20 april 2001 08:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has actively participated in various multilateral summits and meetings, which have sown the seeds of the idea of a common, united African Union. Full text...

  • 37 Countries ratify African Union Treaty
    19 april 2001 20:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The General Secretariat of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now awaits only "three instruments of ratification" before officially announcing the "entry into force of the African Union Constitutive Act," sources close to the OAU legal Department revealed Thursday. Full text...

  • 33 states deposit African Union ratification instruments
    19 april 2001 17:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A total of 33 African states had deposited the instruments of ratification of the African Union by Thursday at the OAU Secretariat in Addis Ababa, according to sources at the OAU legal section The following is the full list, in a chronological order, of countries that had deposited their documents by 19 April 2001. Full text...

  • Africa ventures a common course
    22 february 2001 18:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Experts and foreign ministers for Syrte II Summit have begun arriving Tripoli, Libya en route to Syrte, the henceforth historic Libyan city where the idea to launch an African Union was first officially announced on 9 September 1999. Full text...

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