Politics - Diplomacy
  • US: US envoy on African Affairs visits Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa
    26 october 2016 14:39:41
    New York, US (PANA) - The US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Mrs. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will from 28 October to 5 November, embark on diplomatic missions to Namibia, Lesotho and South Africa. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kagame warns Kigali could again cut diplomatic ties with France
    10 october 2016 15:29:41
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday stressed that the judicial system of Rwanda is not subordinate to France or French interests and asked that those [western] embassies [in Kigali] that delivered services on behalf of the French embassy during the time diplomatic ties between the two countries were severed in 2006 to "prepare [again] to do that" . Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya, Caribbean nation to establish diplomatic ties
    24 september 2016 14:44:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya and a Caribbean Island nation, St. Kitts and Nevis have signed a joint communique to establish diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level, Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari leaves Abuja for UN General Assembly meetings
    17 september 2016 13:00:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, left Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday to participate in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), holding from 19-23 September, in New York, United States. Full text...

  • Nigeria: John Kerry begins 2-day visit to Nigeria
    23 august 2016 13:40:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – United States Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, on Tuesday arrived in Nigeria on a two-day visit, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: John Kerry arrives Nigeria Tuesday for 2-day visit
    19 august 2016 15:47:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The US Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, is expected to arrive in Nigeria on 23 August for a two-day visit. Full text...

  • US: US Secretary of State visits Kenya, Nigeria next week
    19 august 2016 15:25:45
    New York, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry, will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, on 22 August to meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss regional security issues and counter-terrorism cooperation, as well as bilateral issues, a US State Department statement said on Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: 'Egypt is interested in consensus deal between Libyan political stakeholders'
    10 august 2016 12:55:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister, Sameh Choukry, has said his country will support a consensus agreement involving all the Libyan parties to the political crisis rocking the county. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya protests French military presence on its territory
    26 july 2016 14:09:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The president of the presidential council of the national coalition government in Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, has summoned the French ambassador to Libya, Antoine Sivan, to officially protest against the French military presence in the eastern region of the country, particularly in Benghazi. Full text...

  • US: American special envoy visits Congo, Tanzania, Egypt, Angola
    09 july 2016 20:45:30
    New York, US (PANA) - US Special Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes Region, Mr. Thomas Perriello on Saturday begun an official mission that will take him to Brazzaville, Congo, Arusha, Tanzania, Cairo, Egypt and Luanda, Angola from 9 to 23 July. Full text...

  • Senegal: New French ambassador presents letters of accreditation to president Sall
    22 june 2016 12:56:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The new French ambassador to Senegal, Christophe Bigot, who arrived in Dakar on Thursday, on Wednesday presented his letters of accreditation to the Senegalese president, Macky Sall. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari sends list of 47 ambassador-nominees to Senate for confirmation
    09 june 2016 12:18:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday sent a list of 47 ambassador-nominees to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda, South Africa make progress to "fully" normalize ties
    07 june 2016 15:34:06
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan and South African officials have made "progress" to finalize a deal in normalizing diplomatic relations, the Rwandan foreign minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, said on Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • France: France, German FMs visit Mali, Niger on Sunday
    29 april 2016 19:34:14
    Paris, France (PANA) - French and German foreign affairs ministers, Jean-Marc Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Presidential council leader, British FM meet
    18 april 2016 13:11:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The British minister of Foreign affairs, Philip Hammond, arrived in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on Monday and immediately held talks with the president of the Libyan presidential council, Fayez al-Sarraj, as Parliament is due to meet in plenary session in Tobruk for a confidence vote on the national unity government. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese, Somali presidents discuss cooperation between their countries
    14 april 2016 13:36:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The Sudanese and Somali presidents on Wednesday evening held a working session that focused on regional and international issues of common interest and how they would strengthen their cooperation in all domains. Full text...

  • Egypt: Sudanese FA minister begins visit to Cairo
    06 april 2016 13:15:55
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Sudanese minister of Foreign affairs, Ibrahim Ghandour, arrived here Wednesday from Ethiopia for a two-day visit to Egypt within the framework of a trip that also took him to Switzerland and Kuwait. Full text...

  • Rwanda: New USAID country director assumes office in Kigali
    04 april 2016 13:56:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Ms. Marcia Musisi-Nkambwe, the new country director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), one of Rwanda's largest bilateral development partners. assumed office here Monday, pledging to continue the impressive development work of the US agency in collaboration with different partners from Government, international donors, Civil Soceity in the East African nation, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian foreign minister to visit Russia from Monday
    12 march 2016 15:27:36
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui will on Monday start a working visit to Moscow at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Sergeï Lavrov, a government communiqué said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: UN Secretary General arrives in Nouakchott
    04 march 2016 12:55:12
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, arrived in Nouakchott Thursday for a two-day working visit to Mauritania, official sources said on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mbeki defends Pretoria's stance towards Zimbabwe
    22 february 2016 16:10:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – In the latest in the series of weekly essays aimed at “setting the record straight” during his administration, former President Thabo Mbeki on Monday again defended his “quiet diplomacy” towards Zimbabwe and reiterated dramatic claims that the British government planned to remove Robert Mugabe by force. Full text...

  • Egypt: Cairo to host international conference on Libya’s rebuilding
    24 january 2016 12:28:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Egypt is actively preparing to host an international conference for Libya’s rebuilding after the formation of a national coalition government, which is waiting for the approval by the Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament), the Egyptian deputy Foreign Affairs minister, Oussama Majdoub said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria-Mali strategic bilateral committee meets
    17 january 2016 12:05:41
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - The 10th session of the Algeria-Mali strategic bilateral committee on Northern Mali holds on Sunday in Algiers to drum up support for the current peace process launched in Mali, PANA reported, quoting diplomatic sources here. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambians abroad applaud President Lungu for allowing dual citizenship
    11 january 2016 15:55:09
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambians resident in America have commended President Edgar Lungu for fulfilling his promise to enact the Dual Citizenship law. Full text...

  • Libya: Italian FM expresses solidarity with Libya
    10 january 2016 14:24:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Italian Foreign Affairs minister Paolo Gentiloni has, in a telephone conversation with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, expressed solidarity with the presidential council of Libya, according to Italian media quoted by Libyan newspapers on Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya: Egypt in contact with Libyan parties over political deal
    04 january 2016 12:20:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Abou Zeid, has said that Egypt is in close contact with all the stakeholders and government leaders to help facilitate and overcome the obstacles leading to the establishment of a Libyan government. Full text...

  • Libya: Italy, Germany congratulate Libya's designate Prime Minister
    27 december 2015 11:39:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Italian and German ministers of Foreign Affairs, Paulo Gentolini and Frank-Walter Steinmeier respectively have telephoned Libya's Prime Minister designate Fayez al-Sarraj to congratulate him on his nomination to head the national unity government, the local media reported on Sunday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: President Museveni inaugurates new Uganda Embassy building in Kigali
    10 december 2015 12:38:21
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Ugandan President Yoweli Kaguta Museveni on Thursday paid a short visit to Rwanda where by he inaugurated the new Ugandan embassy building at Kacyiru, a suburb of Kigali. Full text...

  • Nigeria: African countries charged to collaborate against terrorism
    05 november 2015 17:16:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said recent developments have made it more important than ever for Nigeria and other African nations to close ranks and work together against terrorism. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Nigeria will back efforts to achieve peace in Africa'
    04 november 2015 20:39:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Muhammadu Buhari has said all efforts to achieve political stability and maintain peace in Africa will continue to receive Nigeria's full support. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Aziz to attend India-Africa summit
    27 october 2015 18:22:01
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz left Nouakchott on Tuesday for New Delhi to attend the India-Africa Summit holding in New Delhi from 26-29 October, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari seeks increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria, Hungary
    23 october 2015 15:11:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is looking forward to an enhanced bilateral cooperation with Hungary, since both countries have a lot in common, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said here Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan factions urged to accept peace deal 'immediately'
    19 october 2015 11:48:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Factions involved in the Libyan political dialogue have been urged to approve "immediately" the political deal presented by the Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Léon, to get Libya out of its long-running crises that have brought the North African country to its knees. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda yet to comment on diplomat's expulsion from Burundi
    08 october 2015 11:02:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan authorities have yet to comment on this week's expulsion from Burundi of one of its diplomats, Desire Nyaruhirira, PANA reported from Kigali Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari begins 3-day visit to France Monday
    13 september 2015 11:41:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for Paris Monday to begin a three-day official visit to France, at the invitation of President Francois Hollande, the Nigerian presidency said on Sunday. Full text...

  • US: US Mission in Somalia commences operation
    09 september 2015 09:17:30
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US Mission to Somalia has commenced operation, the US State Department announced in a statement obtained by PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Egypt: Libyan FM optimistic about formation of coalition govt.
    27 july 2015 15:48:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed al-Dairi, on Monday said that the chances for the formation of a national coalition government have become brighter, saying that consultations would soon begin towards this end. Full text...

  • Nigeria:President Buhari seeks compliance with South Sudan peace pact
    24 july 2015 18:54:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Friday that Nigeria will continue to work in close collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the international community for the achievement of reconciliation and lasting peace in South Sudan, according to a statement from the Nigerian presidency. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari denies accusing US of aiding Boko Haram
    24 july 2015 13:32:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, just back from an acclaimed successful US visit, has denied accusing or indicting the US for aiding and abetting the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Sudan: Foreign Ministry summons S/Sudan Ambassador to protest support for anti-Khartoum rebels
    16 july 2015 09:36:53
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has officially protested what it described as direct South Sudan support for armed rebel movements opposed to Khartoum. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: French FM Fabius to visit CAR, Ethiopia
    11 july 2015 12:11:37
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The French minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Laurent Fabius, will from Monday begin a two-nation African visit that will take him to Central African Republic (CAR) and Ethiopia, diplomatic sources told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: President Kafando invited to Côte d’Ivoire
    09 july 2015 14:44:41
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's acting President Michel Kafando has been invited by his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara to visit Côte d'Ivoire 27 July 2015. Full text...

  • Libya: US appoints new ambassador to Libya
    08 july 2015 21:52:31
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The US has appointed Peter Bad as new ambassador to Libya, three years after the death of ambassador Chris Stevens in a terrorist attack against the US consulate in Benghazi, the Libyan media reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Italy expresses hopes of breakthrough in Libyan political dialogue
    05 july 2015 16:58:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Paulo Genteloni has expressed the hope that the Libyan parties, due to meet again in Morocco on Monday, will sign the political accord proposed by UN envoy Bernardino Leon, according to the local media on Sunday. Full text...

  • US: US slams more sanctions on Burundi, urges dialogue
    03 july 2015 11:40:11
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has announced additional sanctions against Burundi following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s continued disregard for the Arusha Agreement by seeking to run for a third term in office. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 'Burkina Faso nationals still need visa to enter Tunisia'
    01 july 2015 22:04:42
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso nationals still need to obtain visa to enter Tunisia as cancellation of the entry visa agreed between the two countries is not yet effective, the Burkina Faso government said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Hollande visits three African countries this week
    29 june 2015 18:11:46
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – French President François Hollande will on Wednesday start a three-day African tour that will take him to Benin, Angola and Cameroon, official sources here told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana President visits France
    22 june 2015 10:03:14
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama on Monday left Gaborone for France for a four-day official visit. Full text...

  • Libya: Egypt advocates Britain's support for Libya
    18 june 2015 15:35:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Egyptian minister of foreign affairs, Sameh Choukri, on Thursday held talks with the British advisor for national security, Kim Darroch, on the latest developments in the Middle-East and its consequences for security in Europe, pleading for Britains' support to the Libyan government in its fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Niger: President Issoufou begins Japan visit Thursday
    16 june 2015 18:24:31
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Nigerien president, Mahamadou Issoufou, will from 18 to 21 June pay a visit to Japan aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries, diplomatic sources told PANA on Tuesday in Niamey. Full text...

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