Politics - Summit
  • Bashir to lead Sudan delegation to OIC summit in Turkey
    11 december 2017 21:04:16
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir will leave for Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday at the head of the country's delegation to the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the official news agency SUNA reported on Monday. Full text...

  • President Tusk urges EU leaders to replenish Trust Fund for Africa
    30 november 2017 16:59:28
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – European Union (EU) President Donald Tusk on Thursday called on his European colleagues to live up to their commitment to replenish the EU Trust Fund for Africa, assuring that they would make it. Full text...

  • EU leader calls for true African-European alliance
    29 november 2017 17:05:53
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – Calling for a true alliance between Africa and Europe “to face our challenges and seize our opportunities together”, European Union President Donald Tusk has highlighted peace and security as well as migration as issues that need political and operational cooperation. Full text...

  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Abidjan for EU-AU summit
    29 november 2017 15:04:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame is among the African leaders attending the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, under the theme:“Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development”, an official source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • President Talon attends AU-EU summit in Abidjan
    29 november 2017 14:22:56
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Beninese president, Patrice Talon, has left Cotonou for the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, to take part in the fifth summit of African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) heads of State and government, which opens on Wednesday, sources close to the Beninese presidency said. Full text...

  • President Buhari to attend EU-AU Abidjan summit
    27 november 2017 10:57:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Presidency on Monday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on November 28-29, 2017. Full text...

  • SADC holds extraordinary summit to consider Zimbabwe’s political crisis
    17 november 2017 06:44:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An urgent extraordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is due to be held on Friday in Gaborone, Botswana, to consider the situation in Zimbabwe following the military takeover of the country’s administration on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 'Political, security situation in DR Congo remains worrisome' - Sassou Nguesso
    19 october 2017 16:52:36
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The sociopolitical and security situation in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains worrisome, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso said on Thursady at the opening of the 7th International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • President Buhari departs for D8 Summit in Turkey
    17 october 2017 16:25:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is deu to leave Wednesday rt for Istanbul, Turkey, to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria summit to address impasse in Lesotho
    14 september 2017 14:47:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa will host a Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Pretoria on Friday, to address the recent political and security turmoil in Lesotho following the assassination of defence force Lt.-Gen. Khoantle Motsomotso last week. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB President to attend 37th SADC Summit in South Africa
    18 august 2017 06:07:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will participate in the 37th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria, South Africa, from 19-20 August, 2017. Full text...

  • Switzerland: New WHO chief to attend G20 summit
    05 july 2017 06:59:57
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, will lead the UN health agency's delegation participating in the G20 Summit taking place on 7–8 July 2017, in Hamburg, Germany. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African leaders vow to end foreign dominance
    04 july 2017 12:55:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African leaders rose from two days of talks on pressing developmental matters, peace, security and administrative matters affecting the continent at their 29th session of the Heads of State Assembly with a call for the UN reform and the reform of global peacekeeping operations. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit opens amid renewed debate over budget financing options
    03 july 2017 10:10:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The 29th African Union Summit opened in Addis Ababa on Monday, with calls for the silencing of the guns of war and tackling the scourge of terrorism in Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Libyan crisis dominates AU Summit agenda on ending conflicts
    02 july 2017 16:07:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African leaders arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday for the 29th session of the regular Heads of State and Government Assembly, which has been dedicated to the discussion about the future of youth and women, but with the conflict in Libya dominating. Full text...

  • Italy: With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, UN boss urges investment in youth
    27 may 2017 15:07:26
    Taormina, Italy (PANA) – At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir declines to participate in American-Muslim summit
    19 may 2017 14:24:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan on Friday declined an invitation to attend an American–Muslim summit set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, saying his non participation was for a "special reason". Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu off to Equatorial Guinea for AU committee of 10 summit
    16 may 2017 17:54:51
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday left for Equatorial Guinea to attend a two-day Summit of Heads of State of the African Union Committee of Ten (C10) on the reforms of the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Full text...

  • Mali: Extraordinary G5-Sahel summit opens in Bamako
    06 february 2017 14:32:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Opening the extraordinary summit of G5-Sahel member countries in Bamako, Mali, Chadian president, Idriss Deby Itno, on Monday bemoaned the fresh outbreak of terrorism in the Sahelian region, alluding to the recent deadly attacks in military camps in Mali and Niger. Full text...

  • Mauritius: AU renews support to Mauritius on Chagos Archipelago
    31 january 2017 18:54:43
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Heads of State and Government of the African Union on Tuesday adopted a resolution renewing the support of the Continent to Mauritius on the Chagos Archipelago in its dispute with the UK, PANA learnt from official sources in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commissioners sworn in
    31 january 2017 16:47:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Summit ended on Tuesday with the swearing in of the newly elected Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad and the Deputy Chairperson, Thomas Quartey Kwesi, a veteran Ghanaian diplomat. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Morocco makes pledge to bolster bilateral ties after AU re-admission
    31 january 2017 16:06:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Morocco has pledged to avail its vast mineral resources to the benefit of African countries and announced it would immediately embark on signing bilateral agreements with members of the African Union (AU) to improve investments and trade. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU appoints Uganda’s Museveni to lead US-EU immigration talks
    31 january 2017 15:17:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Summit closed its two days of intensive talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday with the appointment of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni as its negotiator for immigration reforms, an endorsement to deal with the refugee challenges in Europe and US. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit approves Libya peace plan, calls for new unity government
    31 january 2017 14:59:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Summit has unveiled a new peace roadmap for Libya and called for the formation of a new Presidential Council, which would form a new unity government. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit gives rousing welcome to new UN Secretary-General
    30 january 2017 17:04:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Heads of State Assembly gave a rousing welcome to the new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, describing him as a “man of action” and expressed hope his leadership would facilitate the AU’s request for a permanent Security Council seat. Full text...

  • Kenya: Chadian Foreign Minister elected new AU Chairperson
    30 january 2017 16:58:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chadian foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat was elected the new Chairperson of the AU Commission on Monday during the 28th ordinary session of the AU Summit, after a landmark seventh round vote, officials said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Gambia's power transfer dominates AU Summit opening session
    30 january 2017 16:41:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The peaceful transfer of power in The Gambia and the role played by the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) dominated the opening session of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Kenya agrees to redeploy troops to UN mission in South Sudan
    29 january 2017 10:34:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Kenya has agreed in principle to redeploy troops to the UN Mission in South Sudan following its decision in November last year to withdraw nearly 1,000 troops serving in its mission there, a senior official said Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Summit leaders impressed at growth of democracy in Africa
    28 january 2017 19:06:41
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders met for the first time on Saturday in several months to review the progress of democracy in five member states taking part in the good governance platform, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), which got a new boost with Namibia’s membership. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU foreign ministers finally agree on mass pullout from ICC
    27 january 2017 18:42:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African foreign ministers have agreed to a plan for pulling out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and immediately begin work on local justice mechanisms, saying The Hague-based court, offered little chance of advancing justice in the continent, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Saharawi agrees conditional peace negotiation with Morocco
    27 january 2017 17:17:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Saharawi Republic, which has been protesting the illegal occupation of its territory, has declared readiness to negotiate an end to its conflict with Morocco on condition that the African Union Summit underway here pushes Rabat to unconditionally leave the territory it occupies. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma attends AU Summit in Addis Ababa
    27 january 2017 08:55:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma has departed for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 28th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), which begins on Saturday. The event is being held under the theme, "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investment in the Youth." Full text...

  • Gambia: ECOWAS leaders invite Gambian President-elect Barrow to Bamako Summit
    13 january 2017 21:50:11
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have invited Gambian President elect, Adama Barrow, to Saturday's Summit of the heads of States of the regional bloc in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari calls on ECOWAS to focus on improving lives of citizens
    17 december 2016 16:28:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged member nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to cut the organisation's administration costs in all its institutions and focus on programmes aimed at enhancing and affecting the lives of the citizens positively. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan to take part in Guinea Bissau Afro-Arab summit
    13 november 2016 17:05:21
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A high-level delegation from Sudan will participate in the Afro-Arab summit to be held in Equatorial Guinea capital, Malabo, on November 23-24. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu off to Luanda for regional summit on peace in DRC
    26 october 2016 12:34:46
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu left here Wednesday for Luanda, Angola, to attend a one-day summit discussing peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Somalia: IGAD leaders hold summit in Mogadishu
    13 september 2016 14:34:43
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - East African leaders on Tuesday converged on Mogadishu, the Somali capital, under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to discuss security, elections and regional development in the region. Full text...

  • Sudan: Al Bashir leaves for Arab League Summit in Mauritania
    24 july 2016 13:29:12
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir on Sunday departed Khartoum for Nouakchott, Mauritania to attend the 27th Arab League Summit, the official news agency (SUNA) reported. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Ministers arrive in Nouakchott for 27th Arab League Summit
    22 july 2016 12:25:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Several Arab Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Trade arrived in Nouakchott between Thursday and Friday to attend the 27th Arab League Summit, due for 25-27 July in the Mauritanian capital, official sources told PANA on here. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Morocco seeks readmission to AU
    18 july 2016 17:03:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Leaders of the African Union (AU) ended their 27th Assembly on Monday in Kigali, Rwanda, welcoming Morocco to rejoin the continental body it exited in 1984 after the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) recognised the independence of Western Sahara. Full text...

  • AU Summit: AU Chairperson elections postponed until January 2017
    18 july 2016 15:12:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The election of a new Chairperson for the African Union (AU), scheduled to take place Monday in Kigali, Rwanda, has been postponed until January 2017, PANA correspondent reported here. Full text...

  • AU Summit: African leaders urged to identify right priorities
    17 july 2016 18:24:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 27th African Union (AU) Heads of State summit officially opened in Kigali on Sunday with a call for leaders to identify the right priorities and outcomes, decide the best way to achieve them, and be ready to do just that in a move to ensure sustainable growth and continental integration. Full text...

  • AU Summit: President Sall calls for inclusive growth, achieving Agenda 2063
    17 july 2016 17:26:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall has called for the utilization of Africa’s rich natural and human resources, as well as tapping of technological advancement to enhance development in the continent as a foundation for inclusive growth and achieving the African Union's (AU) Agenda 2063. Full text...

  • Rwanda: African heads of State arrive in Kigali for AU Summit
    16 july 2016 16:54:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Former and current African Heads of State have started to arrive in Kigali, Rwanda, for the 27th session of the African Union (AU) summit, scheduled from 17-18 July, a PANA correspondent reported here Saturday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Single African passport: A question of political will (A News Analysis by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent, Kigali)
    15 july 2016 09:00:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The launch of the first ever Common Africa Passport on the sideline of 27th African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, means real challenges for African governments to implement the ambitious continental unity agenda, since the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in May, 1963, analyst say. Full text...

  • Rwanda: UN chief to attend African Union summit in Kigali
    14 july 2016 19:39:22
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due in Kigali, Rwanda, on Friday to attend the 27th Ordinary Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government, it was officially confirmed here on Thursday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: AU summit pledges to raise awareness about Agenda 2063
    13 july 2016 07:34:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 27th African Union (AU) summit that opened this week in Kigali brings together a unique coalition of governments, businesses and civil society representatives who will commit to taking practical steps toward pushing the Union’s Agenda 2063, an official source said on Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Sudan: President Bashir to attend Arab summit
    19 may 2016 10:31:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir has promised to take part in the forthcoming Arab summit to be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, in July in response to an invitation by Mauritanian President Mohamed Abdul Aziz, it was announced in Khartoum on Thursday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda to host AU summit on human rights
    04 may 2016 15:31:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 27th African Union (AU) Summit that is scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10 to 18 July this year, will focus on strategies to achieve women's human rights, an official statement here Wednesday indicated, saying that several dozens of African leaders and foreign dignitaries are expected to take part in the Summit. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC leaders hold 17th ordinary summit in Tanzania
    01 march 2016 11:39:29
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) – Leaders of the five partner states of the East African Community (EAC) are due to hold their 17th ordinary summit in Arusha on Wednesday with the admission of South Sudan into the bloc featuring on the agenda of their one-day meeting. Full text...

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