Politics - Crisis
  • Mnangagwa's swearing-in as president 'set' for Friday
    22 november 2017 10:55:23
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Emmerson Mnangagwa, former vice-president is set to be sworn in as president on Friday, state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has announced. Full text...

  • UN, EU, France, US call for dialogue in Togo
    24 october 2017 10:57:36
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The United Nations, European Union, Germany, France and United States have called on Togolese political forces to dialogue to end the current political crisis in which the opposition has been demanding that the country reverts to the Constitution that prescribes term limits and two rounds of voting for the president. Full text...

  • Italy: Italy advises Khalifa Haftar to choose political route if he wants to lead Libya
    27 september 2017 18:37:17
    Rome, Italiy (PANA) -The Italian government has asked Libyan Army Chief of Staff, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, to choose the political route if he wants to lead Libya, the Italian newspaper Repubblica said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Somalia: Head of Somali security, intelligence unit killed in attack
    18 september 2017 10:35:07
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The head of Somalia's Security and Intelligence Unit of Mogadishu, Mahmoud Hassan, succumbed to his injuries, on Sunday evening, following an attack against his car by armed men on board a vehicle, Somali website "La Nouvelle Somalie" reported. Full text...

  • UK: British FM warns Libya against holding early polls
    25 august 2017 18:59:42
    London, United Kingdom (PANA) – British Foreign Affairs Minister Boris Johnson has warned Libyan authorities against holding early elections, using as example, the decision by British Prime Minister Theresa May to call early elections which did not give her the expected majority. Full text...

  • Gambia: Delegation of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity to dialogue with Jammeh
    16 january 2017 21:10:39
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A delegation of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity has arrived in Banjul, the Gambia, to push for a peaceful transition of power from President Yahya Jammeh to President-elect Adama Barrow by 19 January, 2017. Full text...

  • Somalia: Somali Shebab jihadists confirm death of prominent leader
    19 june 2016 19:05:01
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Somali jihadist movement Shebab has confirmed the death of Mohamed Dhouyadeyni, one of its most preeminent leaders. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council urges political solution to Guinea-Bissau crisis
    16 june 2016 06:02:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council late on Wednesday in New York urged Guinea-Bissau politicians and other stakeholders to abide by the constitution and rule of law, while striving to find a political solution to the crisis in the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy warns on prolonged political crisis in Guinea Bissau
    14 june 2016 21:30:57
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Modibo Toure on Tuesday warned that the longer the political crisis continues in Guinea Bissau, the more likely the country could see setbacks to its development and economic gains. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria expresses concern over Burundi violence
    19 december 2015 06:46:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government has expressed concern over reports of increased violence and human rights violations in Burundi. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials say Burundi experiencing 'deep political crisis'
    10 november 2015 15:54:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior UN officials have warned the UN Security Council Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy calls for end to fighting in Benghazi, urges political solution to crisis
    10 july 2015 17:30:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Libya, Bernardino Leon, on Friday condemned the Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia closes consulate in Tripoli, urges citizens to leave Libya
    19 june 2015 19:59:31
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Foreign Minister, Taieb Baccouche, on Friday announced the closure of the country's consulate in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after 10 Tunisian diplomats who were kidnapped a week ago were released earlier in the day. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta joins East African Heads at Burundi crisis Summit
    31 may 2015 09:51:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta joined East African leaders at an emergency Summit on the political crisis in Burundi Sunday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: EU says Libyan dialogue breaks down
    16 december 2014 20:09:34
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has noted with concern that dialogue in Libya to end the political crisis that is tearing the country apart has broken down. Full text...

  • Morocco: Tunisia, Morocco offer to assist Libya to resolve crisis
    02 june 2014 11:59:01
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Morocco and Tunisia have offered assistance to Libya to resolve the current crisis, including the challenges of political transition as well as insecurity, facing the country Full text...

  • Belgium: European military experts to meet Tuesday on CAR crisis
    24 february 2014 15:06:59
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - European military experts will meet here Tuesday to discuss the crisis in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), according to an EU communique issued Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Democracy and Unity forum set up to promote solidarity
    20 february 2014 22:09:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Dozens of political parties, civil society organisations, unions and personalities have set up a Forum for Democracy and Unity (FDU) in Mauritania. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU to deploy military mission in CAR
    11 january 2014 14:37:51
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) will deploy a Full text...

  • Belgium: EU FMs to discuss CAR Jan 20
    10 january 2014 15:51:55
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The Council of Member-States of the European Union (EU) announced here Friday that a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs ministers is scheduled for 20 January to find ways and means to increase EU humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic (CAR), a PANA correspondent has reported from here. Full text...

  • Congo: President N'Guesso to attend Summit on troubled CAR
    09 january 2014 15:31:51
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese leader, Denis Sassou N'Guesso, left Brazzaville Thursday for the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, where he will take part in the special summit of member States of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) over the crisis in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • France calls for dialogue in South Sudan
    19 december 2013 18:42:24
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday called on all parties involved in the conflict in South Sudan to engage in a dialogue and end the violence that has affected the country since Sunday. Full text...

  • Ban considering proposals for political solution to Syria crisis
    09 september 2013 18:41:37
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that two-and-half years of conflict in Syria have produced only "embarrassing paralysis" in the UN Security Council and that he was considering proposals to the 15-member body in the search for a political solution. Full text...

  • UN Human Rights Office urges Egyptian leader to listen to people’s demands
    03 july 2013 18:30:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on Wednesday called on the Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, to listen to the demands of the Egyptian people as expressed throughout mass demonstrations over the past few days. Full text...

  • UN urges Egyptians to resolve current crisis peacefully
    02 july 2013 06:12:24
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN has urged Egyptians to find a way to resolve their differences peacefully and through democratic means, expressing particular concern at reports of deaths, injuries and sexual assault against women protesters in recent days. Full text...

  • AMU sues for comprehensive resolution of Malian crisis
    06 may 2013 13:41:47
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Member countries of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) have said "the resolution of the crisis in Mali must be comprehensive and should not be limited to military operation," the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, has said. Full text...

  • Ivorian foreign minister calls for increase in AFISMA troops
    25 february 2013 21:10:34
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian minister of foreign affairs, Charles Koffi Diby, says increasing the number of troops of the International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) is the top priority to guard against all eventualities. Full text...

  • Belgium to participate in training Malian soldiers
    19 february 2013 14:11:18
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, Monday indicated that Belgium will participate in the training of Malian soldiers, under a programme designed by the European Training and Counselling Mission (EUTM). Full text...

  • Body of dead Togolese soldier at AFISMA repatriated home
    07 february 2013 18:27:29
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The body of a Togolese soldier at the Mali International Support Mission (AFISMA), Sergeant Tchango Atché, aged 38, who died on 1 February in a road accident on the San-Sévaré trunk, was repatriated home Tuesday, official sources told PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • French President Hollande given tumultuous welcome in Timbuktu
    02 february 2013 14:57:45
    Timbuktu, Mali (PANA) – French President Francois Hollade was on Saturday given a tumultuous welcome in Mali’s historic northern city of Timbuktu, 900 kms northeast of Bamako, which soldiers from his country assisted Malian troops to retake from jihadists. Full text...

  • Morocco pledges US$ 5 million to MISMA
    29 january 2013 15:14:54
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – Morocco Tuesday pledged US$ 5 million to the funding efforts of the Mali International Support Mission (MISMA), under the leadership of the African Union (AU), the Morocco News Agency (MAP) reported here. Full text...

  • Compaoré: I'm ready to meet dissidents from Mali's Ansare Dine Islamist group
    28 january 2013 20:44:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Burkinabe president, Blaise Compaoré, declared on Monday in Addis Ababa that he is prepared to receive dissidents of the armed Islamist group, Ansare Dine, operating in northern Mali. Full text...

  • Malian govt. directs army to respect human rights in conflict zones
    24 january 2013 19:00:15
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government has asked the country's military to respect human rights and comply with all the provisions of international humanitarian law as it battles to reclaim the northern part of the country from armed Islamist groups. Full text...

  • Niger president Issoufou visits contingent to Mali peacekeeping
    22 january 2013 22:21:40
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger's president, Mahamadou Issoufou, on Tuesday exhorted Niger's soldiers heading to Mali to accomplish their mission with professionalism. Full text...

  • EU releases 50 million euro for Mali peacekeeping
    21 january 2013 21:12:53
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) is to release 50 million euro, as part of its "Peace facility for Africa", to support the deployment of the Mali peacekeeping mission, the Mali International Support Mission (MISMA), to be led by the African Union, official sources told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya seeks East Africa's intervention in Sudanese crisis
    18 april 2012 14:39:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has called for an East African intervention to help rescue Sudan and its southern neighbour from returning to a full-scale war, as the African Union (AU) warned against troops movements around the dispute Abyei. Full text...

  • Sudanese states must avert new war - Kenya
    17 april 2012 12:40:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan government has called on the two Sudanese states to avoid a return to full-scale war and go back to the African Union (AU) mediated talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to finalize the pending demarcation of the north-south border. Full text...

  • AU chair concerned about pre-election violence in Senegal
    03 february 2012 10:11:40
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Chairman of the African Union (AU), Beninese President Yayi Boni, has said he is very concerned about the pre-election violence in Senegal. Full text...

  • Kadhafi's death: AU lifts Libya's suspension
    20 october 2011 20:40:25
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has lifted Libya's suspension and allowed the National Transitional Council (NTC) to occupy the country's seat at the continental body, following Thursday's death of ousted leader Mouammar Kadhafi by NTC fighters. Full text...

  • UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire condemns violence at Gbagbo's party rally
    10 october 2011 21:51:15
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The United Nations Mision in Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI) on Monday "deplored and strongly condemned the violent incidents" that took place on Saturday at a rally organised by the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) of former president Laurent Gbagbo at Koumassi Campement in the country's commercial capital, Abidjan. Full text...

  • NTC forces almost taking over Kadhafi's last stronghold
    07 october 2011 18:18:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Encouraged by the progress made in the war against Mouammar Kadhafi loyalists in Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, fighters of the National Transitional Council (NTC) on Friday launched a major offensive to overrun the entire city. Full text...

  • Libyan National Transitional Council forces reach centre of Sirte
    06 october 2011 21:45:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Forces loyal to the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) on Thursday advanced into the centre of Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli, after heavy figting with forces of ousted Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi. Full text...

  • Loyalists put up fierce resistance in Sirte
    05 october 2011 22:27:35
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Clashes continued on Wednesday in Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli, between forces loyal to former Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi and fighters of the National Transitional Council (NTC), who have stormed the city said to be the old regime’s last stronghold. Full text...

  • Libyans still await transition government
    27 september 2011 11:35:08
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Despite military successes recorded by fighters of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), it is yet to put in place a transitional government. Full text...

  • EU eases sanctions against Libya
    23 september 2011 18:45:58
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The European Union (EU) Friday announced the easing of sanctions against Libya following resolutions to that effect by the UN Security Council, including the lifting of the freeze on Libyan assets, among others. Full text...

  • NTC fighters take Sebha from pro-Kadhafi forces
    21 september 2011 11:38:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The city of Sebha, 800 km south of Tripoli and one of the strongholds of soldiers loyal to Mouammar Kadhafi, has fallen to the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) troops, according to reports from the war front. Full text...

  • Residents flee Beni Walid as battle looms
    15 september 2011 13:53:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Dozens of families are fleeing Beni Walid, one of the remaining strongholds of Kadhafi's loyalists, as fighters of the National Transitional Council (NTC) maintained their siege on the city. Full text...

  • NTC fighters brace for final assault against pro-Kadhafi cities
    11 september 2011 16:28:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A precarious calm prevailed Sunday on the various fronts in cities still held by supporters of the Libyan leader, after the expiration of the ultimatum issued by the National Transitional Committee ( NTC) on Saturday. Full text...

  • Pact may have been sealed to avoid fighting over Beni Walid
    06 september 2011 13:10:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The much-anticipated military action to take over the town of Beni Walid from Full text...

  • AU fails to recognize Libyan rebels
    26 august 2011 15:20:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union's Peace and Security Council rounded off its almost day-long meeting on the situation in Libya Friday without recognizing the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC), according to a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting. Full text...

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