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

  • 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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