Politics - African Union
  • African leaders end landmark summit.
    11 july 2001 18:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 37th and last summit of the Organisation of African Unity wound up in Lusaka, Zambia, Wednesday with the endorsement of mechanisms and institutions of the African Union, which has formally replaced the 38-year old continental body. Full text...

  • Committee proposed to oversee implementation of AU organs
    11 july 2001 16:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders, who met in Lusaka for the last OAU summit, authorised the establishment of a committee of experts to fine-tune recommendations by the council of ministers on the launching of organs of the African Union. Full text...

  • Leaders describe African Union summit successful
    11 july 2001 15:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders Wednesday ended the 37th OAU heads of state and government summit in Zambia by proclaiming the birth of the African Union to replace the 38- year-old continental body. Full text...

  • OAU summit supports Zimbabwe on land question
    11 july 2001 15:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 37th OAU heads of state and government summit in Lusaka, Zambia, on Wednesday backed Zimbabwe's controversial land reforms. Full text...

  • African Leaders Adopt Landmark Decisions
    11 july 2001 15:14:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African Heads of State and Government attending the 37th Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit in Lusaka, Wednesday formally transformed the continental body into the African Union (AU) and decided how the transition will be managed. Full text...

  • Robinson urges African Union to uphold human rights
    11 july 2001 14:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson Wednesday in Lusaka urged the newly-proclaimed African Union to ensure its members observed human rights. Full text...

  • African Leaders Adopt Landmark Decisions
    11 july 2001 13:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African Heads of State and Government attending the 37th Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit in Lusaka, Wednesday formally transformed the continental body into the African Union (AU) and decided how the transition will be managed. Full text...

  • Burundi to form transitional govt soon, says Buyoya
    11 july 2001 12:47:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Burundi's military strongman Pierre Buyoya said Wednesday a transitional government of national unity would soon be formed in the central African country. Full text...

  • Historic OAU Summit Goes Into Home Stretch
    11 july 2001 11:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African heads of state and government meeting in Lusaka will formally launch the African Union at the conclusion of the 37th ordinary summit of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • Konare Advocates African Security Council
    10 july 2001 23:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare says the OAU's Central Organ on the Mechanism for the prevention, mediation and resolution of conflicts, should be transformed into a Security Council for the African Union. Full text...

  • Angolans face tragic humanitarian crisis - Annan
    10 july 2001 23:19:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Tuesday that thousands of people displaced by the long Angolan war were facing a humanitarian crisis because they were cut off from the outside world by the fighting. Full text...

  • Kufuor adds vigour, charm to West African politics
    10 july 2001 22:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Agyekun Kufuor, a newcomer in West African politics, says he can discern signs of emerging stability in the sub-region, known for frequent military coups and cross-border wars that have scarred its landscape. Full text...

  • Namibia salutes new OAU Secretary-General
    10 july 2001 21:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian government Tuesday congratulated former Cote d'Ivoire Foreign Minister Amara Essy on his election as the new OAU Secretary-General on Monday. Full text...

  • Annan proffers solution to Zimbabwe land reform problem
    10 july 2001 21:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan expressed his support Tuesday for Zimbabwe's land reforms, but said President Robert Mugabe's government should follow the law and compensate white farmers whose property were being acquired to resettle landless black peasants. Full text...

  • African leaders to adopt Energy Commission
    10 july 2001 20:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The OAU director for Energy Affairs, Libere Buzingo, Tuesday expressed optimism that the OAU summit would approve the African Energy Commission in time for its September 2001 inauguration. Full text...

  • Rwandan rebels want OAU to censure Kigali
    10 july 2001 19:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Rwandan rebel groups Tuesday appealed to African leaders attending the OAU summit in Lusaka, to censure Kigali for what they described as "systematic massacre of civilians". Full text...

  • Kagame, Kabila meet in Lusaka
    10 july 2001 19:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Rwandan and DR Congo leaders met Tuesday in Lusaka on the fringe of the OAU Summit, to explore peace in the troubled Great Lakes region. Full text...

  • Annan urges AU to focus on economic issues, ending wars
    10 july 2001 18:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Tuesday urged African countries to henceforth depart from concentrating on politics, and instead focus on economic issues for the African Union to make it succeed. Full text...

  • African Leaders Consider Decentralisation of AU Offices
    10 july 2001 17:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders meeting in Lusaka are studying proposals from member countries on how new offices of the newly-launched African Union could be located in different countries. Full text...

  • Israeli diplomat evicted from OAU summit
    10 july 2001 17:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- An Israeli diplomat accredited to Zambia was evicted from the opening session of the OAU summit in Lusaka Monday. Full text...

  • Zuma believes OAU summit will consolidate unity
    10 july 2001 16:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy President Jacob Zuma has expressed confidence that the ongoing OAU summit in Lusaka, Zambia will take Africa a step forward in its journey toward unity and recovery. Full text...

  • Kufuor says African Union will free Africans from bondage
    10 july 2001 16:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The African Union appears to be the best form of realistic Pan-Africanism capable of helping the continent enter the mainstream of the world economy as globalisation continues to engulf the entire world, Ghana's President John Kufuor said in Lusaka Tuesday. Full text...

  • Annan welcomes Essy's election as OAU Secretary General
    10 july 2001 13:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan On Tuesday welcomed the election of Amara Essy of Cote d'Ivoire as new head of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • African Union discussion tops OAU summit agenda Tuesday
    10 july 2001 13:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders meeting in Lusaka for the 37th OAU summit, Tuesday entered the second day of closed door session with discussion on the transformation of the OAU into the African Union, as the prime item on their agenda. Full text...

  • Amara Essy promises to obtain short-term results
    10 july 2001 12:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General-elect Amara Essy Tuesday in Lusaka, Zambia promised "early and concrete" results during his one-year tenure of office to prepare the smooth transition of the organisation into the African Union. Full text...

  • How Amara Essy got elected OAU Secretary General
    10 july 2001 12:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- It took African leaders meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, Monday four-and-half hours of voting and negotiation to elect Amara Essy, former Foreign Minister of Cote d'Ivoire as new Secretary General of the Organization of African Unity. Full text...

  • Amara Essy: New OAU Secretary-General
    09 july 2001 23:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ivorian diplomat Amara Essy, elected next OAU Secretary-General Monday was born 20 December 1944 in Bouake, northern Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Eyadema restates call for an African Peace Force
    09 july 2001 22:14:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema Monday in Lusaka reiterated the call for the establishment of an African peace-keeping force to handle growing conflicts on the continent. Full text...

  • OAU boss election opens, Lansana Kouyate out
    09 july 2001 20:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- ECOWAS Executive Secretary Lansana Kouyate has been eliminated in the first round of a poll to elect the next Organisation of African Unity secretary general. Full text...

  • Salim underscores need for women's empowerment
    09 july 2001 17:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Outgoing OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim on Monday underscored the need to uplift the involvement and participation of African women in Africa's development and political processes. Full text...

  • Salim says AU is Africa's greatest feat
    09 july 2001 16:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Outgoing OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim has described the launch of the African Union as one of the greatest achievements of the continent. Full text...

  • Last OAU summit opens with launch of African Union
    09 july 2001 16:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders on Monday Lusaka formally launched the African Union (AU) to replace the 38-year-old Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Full text...

  • Only four States have not ratified AU charter
    09 july 2001 15:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Forty nine of the 53 member states of the OAU have ratified the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU), according to an informed source at the OAU summit in Lusaka, the Zambian capital. Full text...

  • Triki urges African leaders to solidify unity under AU
    09 july 2001 15:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Libyan African Affairs Minister Ali Triki has urged African leaders to realise unity and genuine solidarity among the nations and peoples of the continent according to the dictates of the African Union. Full text...

  • Annan says peace crucial for success of African Union
    09 july 2001 13:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday commended the formal launch of the African Union by African leaders in Lusaka, but warned that it would only achieve its objectives if peace is allowed to prevail on the continent. Full text...

  • OAU council of ministers adopts 51 resolutions
    09 july 2001 13:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African foreign ministers on Monday adopted 51 resolutions which were immediately submitted to the OAU Heads of State and Government at the beginning of their annual summit in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • Pretoria sees 37th OAU Summit as landmark event
    09 july 2001 09:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has described this week's OAU Summit as a landmark event in Africa's long history of conflict and underdevelopment. Full text...

  • African leaders meet for OAU Summit
    09 july 2001 09:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- More than 40 African leaders are set for the opening of the 37th ordinary summit of OAU heads of state and government on Monday in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Ministers resume final session prior to summit
    08 july 2001 21:53:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 74th ordinary session of the council of ministers, resuming work after a 24-hour break, continued to work on its final report to be tabled before OAU summit on Monday. Full text...

  • Kaunda urges for strong African commitment in AIDS fight
    08 july 2001 20:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda has urged Africans and their leaders to show strong commitment in the campaign to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS, instead of relying on the outside world. Full text...

  • Mandela, Annan, other leaders arrive for OAU summit
    08 july 2001 19:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- More leaders arrived Sunday in Lusaka for the OAU summit, including UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Group urges African leaders to focus on continent's problems
    08 july 2001 18:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A group of African and Antilles residents in Paris has called on African leaders due to meet in Lusaka, Zambia Monday to remain focused and not to allow themselves be distracted from laudable objectives of the African Union. Full text...

  • Nine candidates identified for human rights commission
    08 july 2001 17:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 37th OAU summit, which gets underway in Lusaka Monday, is to elect new members to the African Commission on Human and People's Rights from 12 candidates. Full text...

  • Zambia's ladies of the night gear up for OAU summit
    08 july 2001 17:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- As African leaders get ready for Monday's start of the OAU summit, so too are Lusaka's ladies of the night for the business they expect the meeting to generate. Full text...

  • OAU adds Spanish as fifth working language
    08 july 2001 16:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Spanish will soon be included as a working language in the Organisation of African Unity and the African Union, OAU spokesman Desmond Orjiako told reporters Sunday. Full text...

  • Mini-summit on Burundi holds in Lusaka today
    08 july 2001 16:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- On the eve of the OAU Heads of State conference, a mini-summit on the crisis in Burundi has been scheduled for this evening, 8 July in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • President Pierre Buyoya leaves for Lusaka
    08 july 2001 15:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- President Pierre Buyoya of Burundi left Bujumbura Sunday morning for Lusaka, Zambia to attend the OAU summit opening there on Monday. Full text...

  • OAU moves to help Zimbabwe handle land crisis
    08 july 2001 14:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The OAU Sunday named a six-nation committee to help Zimbabwe deal with its controversial land reform problem. Full text...

  • Niger president heads for Lusaka
    08 july 2001 13:57:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- President Mamadou Tandja of Niger left Niamey Sunday for Lusaka, Zambia, where he will take part in the 37th OAU Summit, a State radio broadcast said. Full text...

  • OAU to issue solidarity message to Zimbabwe
    08 july 2001 11:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The OAU would issue a statement at its Heads of State and Government summit in Zambia opening on Monday, backing Zimbabwe in its stand-off with western powers over land reforms, diplomatic sources hinted Sunday in Lusaka. Full text...

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