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

  • Kenya, Uganda call for regional local authorities body
    27 may 2001 13:51:00
    Muranga- Kenya (PANA) -- Civic leaders from Kenya and Uganda Saturday night called for the formation of an East African local authorities association to strengthen the existing co-operation between the peoples of the two countries. Full text...

  • Salim calls for popularisation of African union
    25 may 2001 19:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim Friday called on the African people to popularise the African Union which becomes a political and legal reality on 26 May. Full text...

  • Economic challenges of the African Union
    25 may 2001 17:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The euphoria evoked by the much-touted launch of the African Union 26 May, certainly masks the chronic economic ill-health of a marginalised continent, which accounts for less than two percent of the total world trade. Full text...

  • Envoy says African Union should be problem solving-oriented
    25 may 2001 14:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is probably one of the countries where hard feelings exist about the performance of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which marks its 38th anniversary on Friday. Full text...

  • Annan commends OAU for enhancing co-operation
    24 may 2001 18:37:00
    New York- United Nations (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has commended the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) for its role as rallying point for closer co-operation among African states during the past 38 years of its existence. Full text...

  • Salim calls for more unity under African Union
    24 may 2001 17:44:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU secretary general Salim Ahmed Salim stated on Thursday that the African Union had been the long-term objective since the continental political body was created in 1963. Full text...

  • Algeria, Mozambique ratify African Union act
    24 may 2001 15:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Mozambique and Algeria on Thursday informed the OAU secretariat in Addis Ababa that they had ratified the constitutive act of the African Union, which takes effect Saturday. Full text...

  • Ghana deposits Union ratification instrument
    21 may 2001 22:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ghana on Monday deposited its instrument of ratification of the constitutive act of the African Union, becoming the 37th OAU member state to do so. Full text...

  • African Union Act Before Senate Tuesday
    14 may 2001 17:24:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's Senate will Tuesday consider a bill on the pending ratification of the African Union's constitutive act, the Gabonese Press Agency (AGP) reported Monday. Full text...

  • Economic Integration: Africa advances in scattered ranks
    10 may 2001 17:45:00
    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...

  • 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...

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