Politics - Summit
  • Ethiopia: AU foreign ministers finally agree on mass pullout from ICC
    27 january 2017 18:42:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African foreign ministers have agreed to a plan for pulling out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and immediately begin work on local justice mechanisms, saying The Hague-based court, offered little chance of advancing justice in the continent, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Saharawi agrees conditional peace negotiation with Morocco
    27 january 2017 17:17:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Saharawi Republic, which has been protesting the illegal occupation of its territory, has declared readiness to negotiate an end to its conflict with Morocco on condition that the African Union Summit underway here pushes Rabat to unconditionally leave the territory it occupies. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma attends AU Summit in Addis Ababa
    27 january 2017 08:55:51
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma has departed for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 28th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), which begins on Saturday. The event is being held under the theme, "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investment in the Youth." Full text...

  • Gambia: ECOWAS leaders invite Gambian President-elect Barrow to Bamako Summit
    13 january 2017 21:50:11
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have invited Gambian President elect, Adama Barrow, to Saturday's Summit of the heads of States of the regional bloc in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari calls on ECOWAS to focus on improving lives of citizens
    17 december 2016 16:28:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged member nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to cut the organisation's administration costs in all its institutions and focus on programmes aimed at enhancing and affecting the lives of the citizens positively. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan to take part in Guinea Bissau Afro-Arab summit
    13 november 2016 17:05:21
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A high-level delegation from Sudan will participate in the Afro-Arab summit to be held in Equatorial Guinea capital, Malabo, on November 23-24. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu off to Luanda for regional summit on peace in DRC
    26 october 2016 12:34:46
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu left here Wednesday for Luanda, Angola, to attend a one-day summit discussing peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Somalia: IGAD leaders hold summit in Mogadishu
    13 september 2016 14:34:43
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - East African leaders on Tuesday converged on Mogadishu, the Somali capital, under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to discuss security, elections and regional development in the region. Full text...

  • Sudan: Al Bashir leaves for Arab League Summit in Mauritania
    24 july 2016 13:29:12
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir on Sunday departed Khartoum for Nouakchott, Mauritania to attend the 27th Arab League Summit, the official news agency (SUNA) reported. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Ministers arrive in Nouakchott for 27th Arab League Summit
    22 july 2016 12:25:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Several Arab Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Trade arrived in Nouakchott between Thursday and Friday to attend the 27th Arab League Summit, due for 25-27 July in the Mauritanian capital, official sources told PANA on here. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Morocco seeks readmission to AU
    18 july 2016 17:03:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Leaders of the African Union (AU) ended their 27th Assembly on Monday in Kigali, Rwanda, welcoming Morocco to rejoin the continental body it exited in 1984 after the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) recognised the independence of Western Sahara. Full text...

  • AU Summit: AU Chairperson elections postponed until January 2017
    18 july 2016 15:12:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The election of a new Chairperson for the African Union (AU), scheduled to take place Monday in Kigali, Rwanda, has been postponed until January 2017, PANA correspondent reported here. Full text...

  • AU Summit: African leaders urged to identify right priorities
    17 july 2016 18:24:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 27th African Union (AU) Heads of State summit officially opened in Kigali on Sunday with a call for leaders to identify the right priorities and outcomes, decide the best way to achieve them, and be ready to do just that in a move to ensure sustainable growth and continental integration. Full text...

  • AU Summit: President Sall calls for inclusive growth, achieving Agenda 2063
    17 july 2016 17:26:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall has called for the utilization of Africa’s rich natural and human resources, as well as tapping of technological advancement to enhance development in the continent as a foundation for inclusive growth and achieving the African Union's (AU) Agenda 2063. Full text...

  • Rwanda: African heads of State arrive in Kigali for AU Summit
    16 july 2016 16:54:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Former and current African Heads of State have started to arrive in Kigali, Rwanda, for the 27th session of the African Union (AU) summit, scheduled from 17-18 July, a PANA correspondent reported here Saturday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Single African passport: A question of political will (A News Analysis by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent, Kigali)
    15 july 2016 09:00:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The launch of the first ever Common Africa Passport on the sideline of 27th African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, means real challenges for African governments to implement the ambitious continental unity agenda, since the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in May, 1963, analyst say. Full text...

  • Rwanda: UN chief to attend African Union summit in Kigali
    14 july 2016 19:39:22
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due in Kigali, Rwanda, on Friday to attend the 27th Ordinary Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government, it was officially confirmed here on Thursday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: AU summit pledges to raise awareness about Agenda 2063
    13 july 2016 07:34:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 27th African Union (AU) summit that opened this week in Kigali brings together a unique coalition of governments, businesses and civil society representatives who will commit to taking practical steps toward pushing the Union’s Agenda 2063, an official source said on Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Sudan: President Bashir to attend Arab summit
    19 may 2016 10:31:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir has promised to take part in the forthcoming Arab summit to be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, in July in response to an invitation by Mauritanian President Mohamed Abdul Aziz, it was announced in Khartoum on Thursday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda to host AU summit on human rights
    04 may 2016 15:31:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 27th African Union (AU) Summit that is scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10 to 18 July this year, will focus on strategies to achieve women's human rights, an official statement here Wednesday indicated, saying that several dozens of African leaders and foreign dignitaries are expected to take part in the Summit. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC leaders hold 17th ordinary summit in Tanzania
    01 march 2016 11:39:29
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) – Leaders of the five partner states of the East African Community (EAC) are due to hold their 17th ordinary summit in Arusha on Wednesday with the admission of South Sudan into the bloc featuring on the agenda of their one-day meeting. Full text...

  • Rwanda: ICGLR heads of state summit in Luanda postponed indefinitely
    12 february 2016 15:33:54
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A summit of the East African heads of state and governments of the regional initiative, dubbed the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), slated to take place Friday in the Angolan capital, Luanda, has been postponed until further notice, PANA reported, quoting an official statement here. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU decides to hold emergency summit on migration
    31 january 2016 15:14:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union leaders ended their 26th Ordinary Session here Sunday agreeing to hold an emergency Summit on Migration because they could not remain unmoved by the plight of the African youth, many of whom have fallen victims of boat tragedies in attempts to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Mugabe exits AU Chairmanship, raps UN Security Council
    30 january 2016 14:19:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - In his farewell speech at the African Union Simmit here on Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe vowed to stay on as President “until God says come”, electrifying the usually-dull moments at the Summit, which premiered a new style of conducting its affairs. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Chadian President becomes new AU Chairman
    30 january 2016 13:06:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chadian President Idriss Deby has been elected the new Chairman of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Egypt: President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi to attend AU summit
    28 january 2016 19:11:58
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi is due in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday to attend the 26th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union to be held over the weekend. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambian President off to Addis Ababa for AU summit
    28 january 2016 18:23:36
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu left Lusaka Thursday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Senegal: President Sall in Addis Ababa for AU summit
    28 january 2016 11:56:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegalese president Macky Sall arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday evening where he will take part in the 26th ordinary summit of the African Union heads of State and government to be held Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari says successful Burkinabe polls reflect resolve to entrench democracy in West Africa
    16 december 2015 15:49:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said that the successful election in Burkina Faso reflects the collective resolve by West African leaders to entrench democracy and good governance in the region. Full text...

  • Egypt: 'No political conditions on Chinese assistance to Africa' , says FM Wang Yi
    26 november 2015 16:48:27
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Chinese Foreign Affairs minister Wang Yi said Thursday that his country would continue strengthening its cooperation with Africa and work closely with African countries in the fight against terrorism and extremism, Egyptian news agency MENA reported. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian Prime Minister to attend India-Africa Forum Summit 2015
    28 october 2015 08:25:33
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth left the island on Tuesday night for New Delhi, India, where he will take part in the India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) 2015. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African leaders head to New Delhi for crucial India-Africa summit
    27 october 2015 16:58:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - East African leaders have left for the India-Africa Summit slated for 26-29 October in New Delhi, the Indian capital, where the leaders are expected to hold direct talks on a number of issues affecting trade relations. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari leaves for India-Africa Summit Tuesday
    25 october 2015 11:05:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will leave the capital city of Abuja Tuesday for New Delhi to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum, established in 2008 as the official platform for the advancement of mutually-beneficial relations between India and African nations. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS moves to reinstate interim government in Burkina Faso
    22 september 2015 20:05:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - West African leaders who met in Nigeria at an Extraordinary Summit of the regional bloc ECOWAS on Tuesday have decided to send a high-level mission to Burkina Faso to ensure the reinstatement of the interim government. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Presidency confirms hosting of ECOWAS Summit on Burkina Faso
    21 september 2015 16:32:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government confirmed on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday host an Extraordinary Summit of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS on the crisis in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS holds extra-ordinary summit in Abuja Tuesday
    20 september 2015 23:16:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An extra-ordinary summit of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS is expected to hold in Abuja Tuesday to deliberate on the crisis in Burkina Faso, PANA learnt from government sources here Sunday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir accepts invitation to take part in African-Indian summit in New Delhi
    19 september 2015 17:45:55
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan on Saturday accepted an invitation by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to participate in the African-Indian summit meeting to be held in the Indian capital, New Delhi, in October. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma to address SADC summit
    16 august 2015 07:09:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the two-day Southern African Development Community (SADC) heads of state and government summit in Gaborone on Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan: President Bashir leaves for Mauritania
    26 july 2015 15:24:14
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir of Sudan left for Nouakchott, Mauritania, leading a government delegation to the African Great Green Wall summit meeting. Full text...

  • South Africa: AU Summit ends with pledge to fulfill Agenda 2063
    16 june 2015 07:41:10
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The 25th session of the African Union (AU) Summit ended in the early hours of Tuesday with delegates pledging to fulfill “Agenda 2063”, a blueprint for future development of the continent. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria under fire over AU funding
    15 june 2015 13:44:58
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday wrote to both the Ministers of Finance and International Relations and Cooperation, to request that they itemisze South Africa’s US$70 million per year contribution to the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • UN: ICC says States Parties have right to execute arrest warrants against President Bashir
    14 june 2015 19:44:36
    New York, US (PANA) - President of the Assembly of States to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mr. Sidiki Kaba, has stressed the need for States Parties to the Statue, to fulfill their obligations to execute the arrest warrants against Sudanese president Omar Bashir. Full text...

  • South Africa: AU chair addresses xenophobia and migration concerns
    14 june 2015 16:49:38
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Sunday addressed the scourge of xenophobia in South Africa and the tragedy of many Africans dying leaving their countries out of desperation and dying en route to Europe. Full text...

  • South Africa: Application barring Bashir from leaving SA to be heard on Monday
    14 june 2015 16:33:16
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The High Court in Pretoria has postponed the hearing on an urgent application to compel South Africa to arrest Sudanese President Omar Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity until Monday morning. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mugabe takes aim at SA and Nigeria over Libyan invasion
    14 june 2015 14:37:14
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has slammed both South Africa and Nigeria at the African Union Summit because they had both voted for a United Nations Security Council Resolution in 2011 which authorised military action against Libyan leader Muammar Khadafi and his regime. Full text...

  • South Africa: Bashir barred from leaving South Africa
    14 june 2015 13:37:58
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The High Court in Pretoria on Sunday granted an interim order preventing Sudanese president Omar Bashir from leaving South Africa, pending an urgent application for his arrest. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan media 'relived' at Bashir's safe arrival in South Africa
    14 june 2015 09:45:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese newspapers on Sunday expressed relief that President Omar Bashir landed peacefully in South Africa for the AU summit as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs played down the row over the president’s participation. Full text...

  • South Africa: Tensions high as al-Bashir attends AU Summit
    14 june 2015 09:03:28
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The African Union Summit, which is underway in Sandton, has been overshadowed by the arrival of Sudanese President and International Criminal Court (ICC) fugitive, Omar al-Bashir. Full text...

  • Mali: Keita to attend AU Summit in Johannesburg
    13 june 2015 18:01:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita left Bamako on Saturday for Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the 25th ordinary summit of the African Union (AU), a Full text...

  • South Africa: Delegates begin AU Summit deliberations
    13 june 2015 15:04:29
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty African leaders who make up the membership of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) met Saturday at Sandton Conference Centre in Johannesburg to deliberate on economic empowerment of African women, financing of Africa’s regional infrastructure and Agenda 2063. Full text...

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