Politics - Diplomacy
  • Tunisia: Tunisia to open six new embassies in sub-Saharan Africa
    16 december 2014 20:54:55
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mongi Hamdi, announced on Tuesday that the country plans to open six new embassies in Africa south of the Sahara without specifying the names of the countries. Full text...

  • Libya: 'Egypt is not involved in Libyan fighting'
    02 december 2014 11:47:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Egyptian troops are not involved in the current fighting pitching different armed groups in Libya, Libya's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed al-Dairi has said. Full text...

  • Libya: 'Italian armed forces ready to help Libya'
    26 november 2014 20:03:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Italian Foreign Minister, Paulo Gentiloni, says that Libya is on the verge of collapse and the European nation's armed forces were ready to help if asked by the UN. Full text...

  • Côte-d'Ivoire: ICRC, Morocco sign agreement to formalize relations
    24 november 2014 19:15:54
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Moroccan government and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed an agreement Monday to formalize the relations the ICRC has had with Morocco since the country gained independence, the humanitarian organisation said in a statement sent to PANA here. Full text...

  • Libya: EU demands protection of diplomatic missions in Tripoli
    13 november 2014 20:14:26
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has called for the tightening of security at diplomatic missions in Tripoli after the double attack on Thursday against the Egyptian and Emirate embassies. Full text...

  • Libya: Sudanese Minister appeals for dialogue in Tripoli
    11 november 2014 11:05:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Visiting Sudanese Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Kirti has appealed for dialogue in Libya, saying the crisis in the country can only be resolved if the various parties would talk to themselves. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: China, Côte d’Ivoire sign visa exemption deal on diplomatic passports
    10 november 2014 14:39:09
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – China and Côte d’Ivoire have signed a special agreement on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic passports in the two countries, diplomatic sources told PANA here on Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Sudanese FM visits Libya on reconciliation mission
    10 november 2014 14:04:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - As mediator in the Libyan crisis, the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, arrived in Libya Monday on an official visit to try to reconcile protagonists in the Libyan crisis, according to a Sudanese diplomatic source in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan seeks better relations with US, neighbours
    03 november 2014 00:32:14
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has instructed his Foreign Minister, Ali Ahmed Karti, to continue with efforts to improve relations with the United States, despite its long-standing economic embargo on the African nation. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN Secretary-General arrives in Somalia
    29 october 2014 13:17:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, arrived in Somalia Wednesday on an official visit, praising the government for leading a battle against the militant group, Al Shabaab. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa attends Lesotho's re-opening of Parliament
    17 october 2014 09:29:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Facilitator and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday morning departed for Maseru to attend the opening of the Lesotho Parliament reconvened by King Letsie III. Full text...

  • Egypt: Egypt reaffirms support for Libya’s legitimate institutions
    09 october 2014 20:58:06
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Egyptian minister of foreign affairs, Sameh Chokri on Thursday in Cairo reaffirmed support for Libya’s legitimate institutions embodied by Parliament and government. Full text...

  • Libya: "Solving Libyan crisis will be my priority", says new EU Rep
    08 october 2014 15:23:19
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The new EU Foreign Affairs High Representative, Federica Mogherini, has said solving the the lingering Libyan crisis will be among her priorities on assumption of office in the coming months. Full text...

  • Libya: International community appeals for immediate ceasefire in Libya
    23 september 2014 10:46:15
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations, the European Union and a group of countries including the US on Monday in New York called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya, which has been in the throes of armed conflicts involving rival gangs for several months and raised the fears of a civil war. Full text...

  • Togo: Togo, China sign visa exemption for officials
    17 september 2014 12:16:41
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo and China have signed a visa exemption agreement for the officials from both countries, diplomatic sources told PANA here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: France wants int'l community to restore stability to Libya
    03 september 2014 13:00:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The French foreign affairs minister, Laurent Fabius, has called on the United Nations and the international community to take action to restore stability to Libya and prevent terrorism from spreading again, Libyan media quoted him as saying Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya demands clarification from Turkish President over comments
    01 september 2014 12:08:15
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned the statement by Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan questioning the legitimacy of Libya's new Parliament and demanded clarifications from the Turkish authorities. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Abdel Aziz receives message on bilateral relations from Chadian leader
    21 august 2014 18:52:32
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz received on Thursday in Nouakchott, Chad's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Ms. Mariam Mahamat Nour, who delivered a message from Chadian President Idriss Deby, an official source here told PANA. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria calls for government of 'consensus' in Libya
    08 august 2014 22:23:18
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Algeria has called for the formation of a government of "consensus" in Libya with the help of neighbouring countries as "a unique" solution to the crisis rocking the country. Full text...

  • Libya: PM wants US to back Libyans
    05 august 2014 13:50:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime minister, Abdallah al-Theni, has called on the US to support Libya, its legitimate Parliament and the government in the difficult conditions the country is going through, putting pressure on the warring factions in the north African country to stop the war. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritania to strengthen cooperation with Morocco
    30 july 2014 09:30:21
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has expressed his willingness and determination to strengthen cooperation with Morocco. Full text...

  • Togo: Kosovo, Togo establish diplomatic relations
    21 july 2014 13:35:41
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togo and Kosovo Monday in Pristina signed an agreement for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Togo: Togolese FM ends visit to Spain
    18 july 2014 15:22:00
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese Foreign Minister, Rober Dussey, on Thursday ended his visit to the Spanish capital, Madrid, diplomatic sources told PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: French president visits Cote d'Ivoire
    17 july 2014 10:49:04
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The French president, Francois Hollande, on Thursday began a 24-hour visit to Cote d'Ivoire at the start of an African tour that will also take him to Niger and Chad. Full text...

  • Senegal: 4 new ambassadors present letters of credence to Gambian VP
    15 july 2014 18:01:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Four new ambassadors have presented their letters of credence to The Gambian Vice President, Isatou Njie-Saidy, according to the Gambian government pro-government newspaper, the Daily Observer. Full text...

  • Benin: 3 new ambassadors present letters of credence to Yayi
    10 july 2014 16:31:38
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Ambassadors Alessandro Israel from Venezuela, Fulvio Rustico from Italy and Isi Yanouka from Israel have presented their credentials to the President of Benin, Boni Yayi, PANA learnt Thursday from official sources. Full text...

  • Togo: Togo ratifies CEN-SAD revised treaty
    03 july 2014 16:15:21
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togo has ratified the revised treaty of the Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), adopted on 16 February, 2013, by the conference of Heads of State and government from the organization, PANA learnt from official sources here Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan PM hails the 'wisdom' of Tunisian government on abducted diplomats
    01 july 2014 20:52:35
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni on Tuesday hailed his Tunisian counterpart, Mehdi Jomaa, for his "wise and effective vision" during the abduction of two Tunisian diplomats in Libya. Full text...

  • Libya: Gov't distances itself from Haftar ultimatum to Turkish, Qatari nationals
    23 june 2014 20:13:15
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan ministry of foreign affairs on Monday said that the 48-hour ultimatum by troops loyal to retired General Haftar to Turkish and Qatari nationals to leave eastern Libya or face arrest or legal proceedings, does not reflect the official position. Full text...

  • Mauritania: 'AU must harmonise issues for Afro-American summit'
    19 june 2014 16:50:13
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The next summit of the African Union (AU) should harmonise the continent's position on issues to be discussed at the Afro-American summit scheduled for Washington in August, AU chairman, Mauritania's president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has said. Full text...

  • Libya: Turkey shuts consulate in Benghazi
    14 june 2014 13:37:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Turkey has announced the closure from Saturday (14June) of its Consulate in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi and reaffirmed the warning to its nationals against travelling to Libya because of the instability in several cities in the country. Full text...

  • Togo: President Gnassingbé invited to investiture of new Guinea Bissau president
    10 june 2014 21:09:12
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togolese president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé has been invited to attend the investiture on 23 June of the new Guinea Bissau president, José Mario Vaz, who paid a brief visit to Lomé on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Ivorian parliamentary speaker expected in Cameroon next week
    03 june 2014 16:29:01
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) – The Speaker of the Ivorian National Assembly, Guillaume Soro, is expected in Cameroon next week, diplomatic sources told PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Retreat participants seek review of Nigeria's foreign policy
    03 june 2014 12:46:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Participants at an the ongoing retreat on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy (NFP) have called for the review of the country’s external relations and the setting up of more research institutes on International understanding. Full text...

  • Libya: US asks nationals to leave Libya
    28 may 2014 12:15:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The US has called on its nationals in Libya to leave the north African country immediately because of the “unstable and unforeseeable” security situation there, the Libyan media reported Wednesday, quoting the US State department. Full text...

  • US: US re-states commitment to partnership with Ethiopia
    28 may 2014 08:46:27
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has re-stated its commitment to forging a stronger partnership with Ethiopia, on the occasion of the African nation's independence anniversary being marked Wednesday (28 May). Full text...

  • Tunisia: President to visit four African countries
    26 may 2014 21:42:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, on Monday announced that he will in June visit four African countries to strengthen his country's ties with them. Full text...

  • Libya: Algeria closes embassy in Libya after threats against diplomats
    16 may 2014 20:51:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Algeria has closed its embassy and consulate in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, because of imminent threats, Libyan television announced on Friday quoting a statement issued by the Algerian foreign affairs ministry. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Angolan envoy received by President Kagamé
    14 may 2014 21:15:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, on Wednesday received a message from the Angolan president José Eduardo Dos Santos. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya pledges to tighten security at diplomatic missions
    13 may 2014 22:48:16
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government has reassured the diplomatic missions in the country that it would step up their security. Full text...

  • Libya: Abducted Jordanian Ambassador swapped for Libyan prisoner
    13 may 2014 11:45:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Jordanian Ambassador in Libya Faouaz al-Aytane, who has been freed by the gunmen who abducted him 15 April, was swapped for Libyan prisoner Mohammed Dursi, in line with the gunmen's demand, Jordan authorities have confirmed. Full text...

  • Libya: Abducted Jordanian Ambassador freed
    13 may 2014 08:39:30
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Jordanian Ambassador in Libya Faouaz al-Atyane, who was abducted in Libya's capital Tripoli 15 April, has been released by his captors and he is now heading to his country, the Libyan television reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: China, Nigeria sign MOUs to strengthen cooperation
    07 may 2014 17:47:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - China and Nigeria Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their relations, following two hours of bilateral talks between host President Goodluck Jonathan and visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Full text...

  • Togo: Togo, Morocco agree to set up joint cooperation commission
    01 may 2014 18:08:12
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese government on Wednesday ratified the agreement setting up a joint cooperation commission with Morocco, PANA reported Thursday, quoting an official statement here. Full text...

  • Libya: Foreign diplomats abducted in Libya will be released soon, says PM
    27 april 2014 18:18:32
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni has said the government is carrying out high-level negotiations with the abductors of the Jordanian Ambassador and the Tunisian diplomats in Libya, and reassured they would be released shortly. Full text...

  • US: Kerry urges South Sudan, rebel forces to stop military offensive
    27 april 2014 09:35:35
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the Government of South Sudan to stop its military offensive and to adhere to the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, amid continuing conflict in the world's youngest state. Full text...

  • Libya: Top US official ends Libya visit, warns against extremism
    25 april 2014 09:33:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Top US official William Burns has rounded off his visit to Libya with a warning that extremism represents a great threat to the African nation Full text...

  • 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...

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