Politics - Summit
  • 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...

  • Sudan: Bashir leaves for AU Summit in South Africa
    13 june 2015 13:07:59
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir on Saturday left Khartoum for Johannesburg to attend the 25th African Union (AU) Summit due to open Sunday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Free trade zone to be unveiled at AU summit
    13 june 2015 12:41:33
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The continent's largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries, will be unveiled at this weekend’s African Union Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, officials said here Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa: AU leaders mull over the problem of “third-terminism”
    13 june 2015 09:23:31
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The issue of African leaders extending their terms in office is under the spotlight at the AU summit where several heads of state who are guilty of the so-called “third-termism” are attending. Full text...

  • South Africa: Libyan impasse under spotlight at AU Summit
    12 june 2015 16:25:21
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The International Contact Group on Libya on Friday began meeting on the sidelines of the 25th ordinary session of the AU Assembly. Full text...

  • South Africa: Fresh calls for al-Bashir's arrest
    12 june 2015 15:50:02
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Democratic Alliance MP Stevens Mokgalapa on Friday called for the “immediate arrest” of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he arrives in Johannesburg on Saturday for the African Union (AU) Summit. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari leaves Abuja for AU summit in South Africa
    12 june 2015 15:46:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, will depart Nigeria’s capital Abuja for Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday to attend the 25th African Union (AU) Summit, which is currently holding in the country. Full text...

  • AU Summit: Centre threatens to seek arrest warrant for Sudanese President
    12 june 2015 10:55:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The Southern Africa Litigation Centre has threatened to seek an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he attends this weekend’s African Union Summit in Sandton, South Africa. Full text...

  • South Africa: Xenophobia under the spotlight at AU summit
    12 june 2015 07:44:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Xenophobia is likely to be a hot topic at the African Union (AU) Summit which is underway in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria to lead multinational force to battle Boko Haram
    11 june 2015 20:43:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has been given the green-light to lead the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) set up to battle the Boko Haram insurgency that started in the country in 2009 and has extended to several West African nations. Full text...

  • South Africa: AUC Chairperson warns of Africa's gender inequalities
    11 june 2015 18:17:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Thursday said Africa is failing in its efforts to achieve gender parity. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria seeks permanent headship of regional force to fight Boko Haram
    11 june 2015 16:45:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday demanded that his country be allowed to permanently head the 8,700-strong regional force to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, instead of making its headship rotational. Full text...

  • South Africa: African leaders jet into Johannesburg for African Union Summit
    11 june 2015 14:00:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – More than 50 African heads of state have begun arriving in South Africa ahead of the 25th African Union (AU( Summit which gets underway in Johannesburg on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Nigerian AU delegate robbed in Johannesburg
    11 june 2015 10:32:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A major manhunt is underway for a group of men posing as policemen who robbed a Nigerian delegate shortly after he had arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday night to attend the 25th African Union (AU) summit in the city. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari leaves Sunday for G7 Summit in Germany
    06 june 2015 18:09:56
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria’s capital Abuja Sunday morning to attend the G7 Summit that is scheduled to take place in Bavaria, Germany, from 7-8 from, 2015. Full text...

  • Tanzania: ‘Put off elections till mid-July 2015’, EAC leaders tell Burundi
    31 may 2015 17:20:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Burundi’s general elections, scheduled for June 2015, should be postponed for at least a month and half while all parties in the ongoing conflict should cease acts of violence, according to a resolution agreed here Sunday by an emergency regional summit. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC leaders hold second summit on crisis in Burundi
    31 may 2015 09:32:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Leaders of the five-nation East African Community (EAC) are due to meet here Sunday to find a solution to the political instability in Burundi and how to assist thousands of refugees it has driven out of the country while Burundians left behind worry about their security. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy heads to Tanzania for East African Summit, urges restraint in Burundi
    29 may 2015 22:40:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Mr. Said Djinnit, on Friday travelled to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, where he hopes an East African Community Summit over the weekend will help reinforce dialogue among the Burundian parties. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC emergency summit on Burundi set for Sunday
    28 may 2015 16:25:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An emergency summit of East African leaders on the situation in Burundi will take place Sunday in Dar es Salaam, it was officially announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan to attend his last ECOWAS Summit
    19 may 2015 09:07:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan leaves here Tuesday for Accra, Ghana, to attend the 47th ECOWAS Summit, which will be his last since he is due to vacate office 29 May after losing the 28 March presidential election. Full text...

  • Libya: PM Abdallah al-Theni invited to AU summit in June
    17 may 2015 11:48:38
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - South African authorities have invited head of Libya's interim government Abdallah al-Theni to the African Union (AU) summit scheduled for 7 June in Pretoria, according to official sources here. Full text...

  • Zambia: More countries show interest to support Africa’s bid to have 2 UN permanent seats
    07 may 2015 15:25:04
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Mwaba Kasese Bota, says more countries have shown interest to support Africa at this year’s UN General Assembly for the continent’s bid to have two permanent seats on the UN Security Council. Full text...

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