Politics - Diplomacy
  • 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...

  • South Africa: Egypt invites Liberian President to inauguration of Suez Channel
    15 june 2015 08:56:17
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Egypt has invited Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to the 6 August 2015 inauguration of the second Suez Channel, PANA reported from here Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya seeks support from OIC countries to eradicate terrorism
    28 may 2015 21:55:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of foreign affairs and International cooperation, Mohamed al-Dairi, on Thursday appealed to member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to help Libya in its fight against terrorist groups, particularly Daech (Islamic State). Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: French FM to attend investiture of Buhari
    28 may 2015 20:12:11
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius, will on Friday attend the investiture of Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan, Ethiopia begin "popular diplomacy offensive"
    08 may 2015 20:22:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A large Ethiopian delegation arrived in Khartoum on Friday under a campaign to boost popular relations between the Sudan and Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt summons Indonesian Ambassador over execution of 4 Nigerians
    01 may 2015 12:18:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Federal Government has summoned Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria Harry Purwanto to protest the execution of four Nigerians for trafficking drugs to the Asian country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. suspends Perm Sec over recall of Nigerian envoy to SA
    29 april 2015 09:09:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Danjuma Sheni, for allegedly prompting the recall of Nigeria’s envoys to South Africa without due authorization, thus precipitating a diplomatic spat between the two countries. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Ban Ki-moon appoints Mauritanian as special representative in Yemen
    26 april 2015 14:14:11
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed has been named special envoy of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, in Yemen, according to an announcement Sunday by the UN. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: UN Envoy meets President Koroma, "sacked" VP Sam Sumana
    10 april 2015 15:34:25
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has met with both President Koroma of Sierra Leone and the elected Vice President, Alhaji Sam Sumana, to discuss the constitutional row over the latter's sacking. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Ould Abdel Aziz visits Saudi Arabia
    08 april 2015 17:46:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Wednesday began a two-day working visit to Saudi Arabia, official sources here told PANA. Full text...

  • Botswana: VP visits Malaysia
    06 april 2015 13:53:04
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s vice president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, left here Monday for Malaysia on a five-day working visit, primarily focused on the exchange of information and policy issues, according to government spokesperson Jeff Ramsay. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: French Secretary for Development visits East Africa
    04 april 2015 10:20:50
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – French Secretary of State for Development and Francophonie Annick Girardin will visit three East Africa countries from 6-10 April in preparation for the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015, official sources told PANA on Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal: AU Chairperson begins two-day visit to Burundi
    26 march 2015 14:52:46
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, began a two-day working visit to Burundi on Thursday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso demands release of activist arrested in DR Congo
    17 march 2015 20:48:59
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The transitional government of Burkina Faso has asked DR Congo to release a Burkinabe activist who was arrested recently in Kinshasa for attending a workshop organised by a civil society organisation. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to open diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia
    14 march 2015 06:02:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius will soon open a resident diplomatic mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan denies speaking with Morrocan King, orders investigation
    13 march 2015 18:21:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – With the diplomatic spat between Nigerian and Morocco escalating, Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, admitted Friday that he did not speak on telephone with the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, as claimed last week by the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ordering a full investigation into the scandal. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Experts caution Nigeria, Morocco over diplomatic spat
    13 march 2015 09:46:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Political and international relations experts have cautioned the Nigerian and Moroccan governments not to allow the ongoing diplomatic spat between them to degenerate and possibly impede the continent’s development. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Did Nigeria's President speak with Moroccan King?
    12 march 2015 09:26:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - As the diplomatic spat between Nigeria and Morocco worsens, leading to the recall of the Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, the question being asked by observers hits at the very core of the row: Did Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan speak on the telephone with Morocco's King VI? Full text...

  • Senegal: Queen Elizabeth says people need to talk, exchange ideas
    09 march 2015 16:49:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Queen Elizabeth II of England on Monday said that one simple lesson from history is that when people come together to talk, to exchange ideas and to develop common goals, wonderful things can happen. Full text...

  • Morocco: French FM expected in Morocco Monday
    06 march 2015 10:43:09
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International development Laurent Fabius will visit Morocco 9-10 March, diplomatic sources told PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Russia, EU give Libyan dialogue last chance of support
    27 february 2015 18:04:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The European Union (EU) and Russia have agreed to support the "last" diplomatic attempt for Libya to get out of the ongoing crisis, according to reports carried by the Libyan media on Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya opens new diplomatic mission in Algeria
    24 february 2015 13:53:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has opened a new diplomatic mission in Algiers, Algeria, and posted Ambassador Moi Lemoshira, the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ministry said in a press statement. Full text...

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