Politics - Diplomacy
  • Libya: Govt condemns kidnapping of Jordanian ambassador
    15 april 2014 19:27:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni on Tuesday condemned the kidnapping of the Jordanian ambassador in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Senegal: Pres. Sall reiterates his commitment to peace, security in Mali
    15 april 2014 09:26:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's President Macky Sall has reaffirmed his commitment to helping Mali to restore peace, reconciliation and security in Mali. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian leader receives EU delegation
    09 april 2014 15:16:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has granted audience to visiting European Union (EU) delegation to his country, PANA confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan to visit Namibia, Italy, Netherlands
    19 march 2014 18:43:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, leaves Abuja Thursday for a six-day visit to Namibia, Italy and the Netherlands. Full text...

  • Kenya: Israel's foreign service staff in East Africa join pay strike
    18 march 2014 21:42:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Israeli diplomats around Africa have abandoned duty after the failed talks aimed at securing better working environment for workers and their dependants. Full text...

  • Senegal: President Jammeh visits Saudi Arabia
    18 march 2014 14:05:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, on a visit to Saudi Arabia, Monday met with the Saudi crown prince, Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, Gambia's Radio and Television Services reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Abdel Aziz in South Africa for 4th Pan-African Parliament
    17 march 2014 20:48:13
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The current chairman of the African Union (AU), Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, left Nouakchott on Monday for South Africa to attend the 4th Pan-African Parliament session. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria, Cuba to strengthen bilateral relations
    17 march 2014 20:20:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez arrived in Nigeria Monday for a two-day visit aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan seeks neighbouring countries' help to fight terrorism
    15 march 2014 09:23:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has called for greater cooperation between his country and its neighbouring countries in the fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta visits Ethiopia to bolster trade links, discuss regional security
    10 march 2014 09:33:21
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was due to leave Monday for a four-day state visit to Ethiopia to boost bilateral relations. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Belarus Ambassador presents Letter of Credence to AUC Chairperson
    06 march 2014 13:44:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Belarus Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) Dimitry Kuptel Thursday presented his Letter of Credence to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Full text...

  • US: US greets Ghana on 57th independence anniversary
    06 march 2014 12:19:33
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has congratulated the Republic of Ghana on the occasion of its 57th independence anniversary being observed Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria seeks peaceful resolution of Ukraine crisis
    03 march 2014 08:41:58
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa has called for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine, which is threatening to spiral out of control. Full text...

  • US: New American Embassy for Chad
    27 february 2014 07:50:07
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has announced the award for the construction of a new Embassy in the Chadian capital, N'djamena, to BL Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama, Full text...

  • Senegal: America salutes Gambia on Independence day
    20 february 2014 16:21:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The American government has commended Gambia and its people on the occasion of the West African nation's 49 independence anniversary, PANA reports from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana cuts ties with North Korea
    19 february 2014 18:10:11
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has terminated diplomatic and consular relations with North Korea, PANA reported, quoting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Assistant Secretary of State heads US team to Bi-nationsl Commission meeting
    16 february 2014 20:48:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield is in Nigeria at the head of the US delegation to the two-day U.S.-Nigeria Bi-national Commission (BNC) meeting scheduled to start Monday in the capital city of Abuja, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenya: US refutes funding anti-govt protests in Kenya
    14 february 2014 11:07:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United States Government has refuted claims by Kenya that it (US) is funding anti-government protests in the East African nation. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: IGAD Special Envoys consult South Sudan’s rival parties
    13 february 2014 11:58:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Special envoys of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) seeking a solution to the crisis in South Sudan Thursday continued consultations with members of the rival parties and other stakeholders, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Full text...

  • Libya: Russian diplomats back in Tripoli after embassy attack
    12 february 2014 14:21:59
    Tripoli, Libye (PANA) – Russian diplomats, who left the country following an attack on their embassy in October last year, are back in Tripoli, the Russian Ambassador, Ivan Molotkov, announced here, saying that the returnees are staying in a Tripoli hotel pending when they safe accommodation. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Speaker of Iranian Parliament criticizes the West
    07 february 2014 21:36:00
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The Speaker of Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, has, in a speech on the occasion of the celebration of the new Tunisian Constitution, strongly criticized the western world in general and Israel in particular, describing it as "cancer". Full text...

  • Congo: CAR caretaker president expected Saturday in Brazzaville
    07 february 2014 16:14:05
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The caretaker President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba-Panza, is expected Saturday in Brazzaville for a working visit to Congo during which she will hold talks with host President Denis Sassou Nguesso, mediator in the CAR crisis, PANA learnt Friday from the Congolese presidency source. Full text...

  • Russia: Moscow, Tripoli agree on protection of Russian embassy in Libya
    07 february 2014 16:12:46
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - Russia has reached an agreement with Libyan authorities on how best to protect its embassy in Tripoli, Alexander Lukashevitch, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Niger: President Issoufou to attend Europe-Africa summit in Brussels
    03 february 2014 16:12:37
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Nigerien President, Issoufou Mahamadou, at an audience with the EU delegation leader in Niger, Raul Mateus Paula, on Monday received an invitation to participate in the Europe-Africa summit which will be held in Brussels 2-3 April, 2014, PANA reported, quoting the Nigerien press agency (NPA). Full text...

  • Morocco: Morocco summons Algerian Ambassador over Syrian deportations
    29 january 2014 10:14:48
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Moroccan Foreign Ministry Tuesday summoned the Algerian Ambassador to protest the recent deportation of Syrian refugees to Morocco, according to Morocco's official news agency, MAP. Full text...

  • Libya: Kidnapped Egyptian diplomats freed in Tripoli
    27 january 2014 18:38:31
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The five Egyptian diplomats, kidnapped at the weekend, have been freed, the Libyan foreign affairs Vice Minister, Abdelrazzak al-Karouidi, indicated here without giving details on the conditions for their release. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria salutes Madagascar’s new leader
    21 january 2014 09:04:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government has congratulated Hery Rajaonarimampianina on his election as the new President of Madagascar, which has been confirmed by that country's Special Electoral Court (CES). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Diplomats, officials granted visa waiver to China
    12 january 2014 11:52:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Diplomatic ties between the world most populous nation, China, and Africa’s largest black nation, Nigeria, entered the next level with the Asian country granting visa waivers to Nigerian diplomats and senior government officials. Full text...

  • Angola to host summit on political situation in Great Lakes Region
    10 january 2014 21:39:18
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The fifth ordinary summit of Heads of state and government of the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) will take place on 15 January in Luanda, Angola. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Malian President visits Mauritania
    10 january 2014 17:12:03
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, arrived here Friday, leading a high-powered delegation of members of his government, on an official visit to Mauritania, a PANA correspondent reported from the capital. Full text...

  • Senegal: Chinese FM minister visits Dakar Friday
    10 january 2014 12:18:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister, Wang Yi, arrived here Friday on the last stage of his African tour which had taken him to Ethiopia and Ghana, PANA learnt from diplomatic sources. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Malian president expected in Nouakchott Friday
    09 january 2014 12:04:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Malian president, Ibrahima Boubacar Keita, is expected in Nouakchott Friday for a three-day visit to Mauritania, PANA learnt Thursday from reliable sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 6 new Nigerian envoys receive letters of credence
    08 january 2014 18:04:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, on Wednesday handed out letters of credence to the six newly-appointed Nigerian envoys, charging them to protect the nation’s interest. Full text...

  • Niger: French Defence Minister meets President Issoufou
    02 january 2014 13:10:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou late Wednesday met in Niamey with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is currently touring the Sahel countries to visit French troops engaged in peacekeeping missions in the region, according to local news reports. Full text...

  • Gambia condemns violence in South Sudan, CAR
    23 december 2013 18:56:22
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian government has condemned the ongoing violence in South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR), according to an official statement received here by PANA Monday. Full text...

  • CAR special envoy meets Niger President Issoufou
    19 december 2013 21:52:39
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The special envoy of Central African Republic (CAR), Bocoum Ibrahim, on Thursday called on Niger's President, Mahamadou Issoufou, and briefed him on the current events in the troubled country where hundreds of civilians have been killed in the past few weeks. Full text...

  • Libya wants top pro-Kadhafi official extradited from Egypt
    13 december 2013 14:22:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has asked Egypt to extradite Ahmed Kadhaf al-Dem, former coordinator of the Libya-Egypt relations under the regime of Mouammar Khadafi. Full text...

  • US dedicates new Embassy in Malabo
    12 december 2013 08:41:57
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has dedicated its new Embassy in Malabo, which has been described by the US as a ''symbol of our friendship and bilateral relationship with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea''. Full text...

  • Mandela: 'SA needs to appreciate Nigeria’s role in ending apartheid'
    10 december 2013 08:54:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As the world continues to pay tribute to anti-Apartheid hero Nelson Mandela who died last Thursday, the Governor of Lagos state in Nigeria's South-west, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has called on the South Africa government to acknowledged and show more appreciation for Nigeria’s front line role in ending Apartheid in the country. Full text...

  • Algerian Prime Minister to visit Libya this month
    07 december 2013 17:25:45
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal announced on Saturday that he would visit Libya at the end December to discuss matters related to the security of the two neighbours. Full text...

  • Ethiopian PM in Sudan for talks with Al-Bashir
    03 december 2013 17:07:20
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalegn, arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday for a meeting of the Sudan-Ethiopia Joint High Commission he co-chairs with President Omar Al-Bashir of the Sudan. Full text...

  • ‘Banda not barred from entering EU’
    03 december 2013 12:39:30
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The European Union (EU) delegation in Lilongwe and the Malawi mission to the EU in Brussels have denied reports that President Joyce Banda cancelled her trip to Brussels last week because she was barred from entering the EU, following financial scandals currently rocking her government. Full text...

  • Jonathan says Nigeria ready to welcome foreign investors, receives 2 new diplomats
    26 november 2013 18:24:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja said that Nigeria would continue to welcome investors from South Africa and other African countries in keeping with its commitment to the promotion of intra-African trade and economic relations. Full text...

  • Pretoria salutes nuclear breakthrough
    26 november 2013 11:28:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government Tuesday welcomed the successful conclusion of the negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, between China, France, Germany, Russia, the US, the UK and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which culminated in the Full text...

  • Nigeria demands apology from India over citizen's death
    12 november 2013 12:27:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has demanded an unreserved apology from the Indian government over the death of a Nigerian citizen, Obodo Uzoma Simeon, and alleged discriminatory attacks on Nigerians in the Asian nation. Full text...

  • Jonathan, Jammeh reaffirm Africa's demand for UN Security Council reform
    09 november 2013 17:46:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and his Gambian counterpart, Yahya Jammeh, on Saturday in Banjul, Gambia, re-stated Africa’s demand for the urgent reformation of the United Nations, according to a Nigerian presidency press statement, received here by PANA. Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire commissions consulate in Togo
    31 october 2013 13:13:42
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Cote d’Ivoire has opened a Consulate in Lome in an effort to facilitate administrative formalities for Ivorians resident in Togo and enhance the cooperation between the two West African countries, PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • UN envoy praises Nigeria, Cameroon on Bakassi sovereignty transfer
    23 october 2013 22:31:20
    New York, US (PANA) – Mr. Said Djinnit, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, has praised Nigeria and Cameroon for their commitment that led to the transfer of sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon, and cited the process as a good example of preventive diplomacy. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Gabon to sign cooperation agreements this week
    14 october 2013 13:30:48
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius and Gabon are to sign a number of agreements when the Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, pays a four-day official visit to Mauritius from 16 October. Full text...

  • French President arrives SA
    14 october 2013 11:24:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - French President Francois Hollande arrived in South Africa on Monday at the start on a two-day state visit, during which he is expected to push for greater co-operation with Pretoria on African crises. Full text...

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