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  • Algeria: Algeria, Egypt share common view on Libya’s territorial integrity
    14 november 2014 19:50:05
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Egyptian and Algerian Prime Ministers Ibrahim Mahleb and Abdelmalek Sellal respectively on Friday expressed the common view of their countries on the importance of preserving Libya’s territorial unity and the need to coordinate efforts to strengthen that unity. Full text...

  • Côte-d'Ivoire: Ivorian opposition rejoins Independent Electoral Commission
    14 november 2014 19:32:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Côte d'Ivoire, Ms. Aichatou Mindaoudou on Friday welcomed the decision by the Alliance of Democratic Forces (AFD) to rejoin the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) after over two months of absence. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says military-led transition in Burkina Faso "unacceptable"
    14 november 2014 18:13:44
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Envoy for West Africa Mohamed Ibn Chambas Full text...

  • South Africa: Opposition threatens legal action over chaos in Parliament
    14 november 2014 13:05:17
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), on Friday confirmed that his party will seek an urgent interdict against the riot police who entered the South African National Assembly on Thursday night. Full text...

  • Kenya: AU Heads of State Panel on UN Reforms to meet in Nairobi
    14 november 2014 12:51:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Committee of 10 Heads of State, preparing a common African position on UN Security Council reforms, is due to meet in Kenya Monday, the Kenyan foreign ministry said Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: International community still considers Parliament legitimate - UN
    13 november 2014 21:57:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The head of the UN support mission in Libya (MANUL), Bernardino Leon, said on Thursday that the international community still considers Parliament as the legitimate representative of Libyans, despite the Supreme Court declaring "the election of members unconstitutional". Full text...

  • Mali: Government carries out sensitization campaign on inter-Malian talks
    13 november 2014 21:42:20
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government has begun an information and sensitization campaign on the inter-Malian inclusive talks aimed at concluding a global and definitive peace deal in the West African country, official sources told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • DR Congo: North-Kivu Governor warns of another rebellion in eastern DRC
    13 november 2014 21:31:35
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The governor of the North-Kivu province, Julien Paluku, is raising the red flags about a rebellion being prepared in eastern DR Congo. Full text...

  • Burkina: Military "accepts" transition charter, awaits name of interim president
    13 november 2014 20:32:32
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The military leader of Burkina Faso's transition, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Yacouba Zida, said on Thursday that the army has accepted the transition charter and that talks are underway to arrive at the name of the interim president "who should not be a politician". 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...

  • South Africa: Chaos in South African Parliament as MPs defy Speaker
    13 november 2014 16:29:13
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Chaos erupted Thursday in the South African National Assembly after Speaker Baleka Mbete attempted to limit time for members' motions as opposition parties planned to call for President Jacob Zuma’s resignation over a housing scandal. Full text...

  • Burundi: UN Chief's special envoy visits Burundi
    13 november 2014 15:58:41
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The special envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Great Lakes Region, Saïd Djinit, on Wednesday held talks here on regional security issues with the executive secretary of the International Peace Conference in the Great lakes region (ICGLR), Ntumba Luaba, PANA reported, quoting diplomatic sources. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU-mediated South Kordofan ceasefire talks resume
    13 november 2014 11:24:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Sudanese negotiators have kicked off talks in Addis Ababa to seek an immediate ceasefire to the continuing fighting in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile states, PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Burundi: Burundi, China sign socioeconomic development pact of US$31,6 million
    12 november 2014 20:09:50
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundi and China on Wednesday signed a deal under which the latter will provide US$ 31.6 million funding socioeconomic development projects in the central African country. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Prime Minister begins official visit to Saudi Arabia
    12 november 2014 18:40:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah Al-Theni on Wednesday started an official but indefinite visit to Saudi Arabia, according to Libyan official sources. Full text...

  • Senegal: Seneglese Ibrahima Fall appointed ECOWAS Special Envoy in Burkina Faso
    12 november 2014 18:15:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The chairman of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, has appointed Ibrahima Fall of Senegal as Special Envoy in Burkina Faso, with the mission to "facilitate dialogue between various stakeholders", in accordance with the recommendations from the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government, held in Accra recently. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia's leadership divided on mode to elect presidential candidate
    12 november 2014 17:02:55
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia's acting President Guy Scott has differed with the ruling party’s Secretary General Edgar Lungu, who is also Defence Minister, on the process of picking a presidential candidate for the Patriotic Front (PF) to succeed the late President Michael Sata. Full text...

  • Zambia: Power struggle deepens in ruling party after President Sata's burial
    12 november 2014 14:54:08
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – A day after Zambian late President Michael Sata was laid to rest, tension has risen here in the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) over some power struggle with the Lusaka High Court Wednesday ordering an inquiry into how power was transferred from then Acting President Edgar Lungu to Vice-President Guy Scott following the death of President Sata. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy lauds progress in Somalia
    12 november 2014 08:53:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Somalia Nicholas Kay has hailed the political and economic gains made in Somalia through the partnerships and collective efforts of Somalis and the international community. Full text...

  • Libya: Govt. warns against suppression of its supporters
    11 november 2014 20:17:59
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government on Tuesday welcomed the popular movement in the capital, Tripoli, and the spontaneous mobilization in which demonstrators expressed their support for the elected Parliament and government. Full text...

  • Nigeria: (Update) Pres. Jonathan to run for another four-year term
    11 november 2014 15:01:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday told his compatriots he would seek a second, four-year term, ending months of speculations about his intentions. Full text...

  • Libya: UN envoy meets with Libyan NGC chairman in Tripoli
    11 november 2014 14:52:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Determined to reopen dialogue between stakeholders in the Libyan crisis, the head of the UN support mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Leon, Tuesday held discussions with the chairman of the National General Congress (NGC), Nouri Abousahmein. Full text...

  • Somalia: Parliament fails to push no confidence vote against PM
    11 november 2014 14:25:57
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - An attempt by Somali Members of Parliament to pass a no confidence vote against Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed failed to kick off Tuesday after three hours of heckling. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria's President formally declares interest in running again
    11 november 2014 14:12:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday formally declared his intention to run for a second, four-year term of office. Full text...

  • Togo: Opposition plans massive demonstration in favour of political reforms
    11 november 2014 11:38:42
    Lomé,Togo (PANA) - The Togolese Opposition, which has regrouped under a new organisation called "Combat pour l’Alternance Politique en 2015 (Cap 2015)", will take to the streets on 21 November to press home its call for institutional and constitutional reforms in the country before the presidential election in 2015, PANA reported from here. 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...

  • Kenya: Kenya, Algeria explore areas of cooperation
    11 november 2014 10:44:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya and Algeria are committed to weeding out terrorism and ensuring peaceful coexistence in the entire continent of Africa, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amina Mohamed and Algerian Senate Speaker Abdelkader Bensalah have said. Full text...

  • UN: Ban appoints ex-Mauritius leader as Burundi electoral mission head
    11 november 2014 08:10:40
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mr. Cassam Uteem as UN Special Envoy and Head of the UN Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (MENUB), a UN statement announced late Monday. Full text...

  • Burundi: Gabonese leader sends message to Burundian counterpart
    10 november 2014 20:01:30
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi on Monday received in audience Gabon's Minister of National Defence, Ernest Mpouho Epigat, who delivered a message from Gabonese President Ali Bongo asking for Burundi's contribution of peacekeeping troops under the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) whenever necessary. Full text...

  • Congo: New Congolese party seeks diaspora's role in management of public affairs
    10 november 2014 17:08:32
    Paris, France (PANA) - Congo's newly formed political party, African Congress for Progress (CAP) regards involvement of the Congolese diaspora in the management of public affairs in their home country as an important asset, according to Dominique Nimi-Madingou, a member of the party's executive board. Full text...

  • Burundi: Burundi's army and police brace for 2015 general elections
    10 november 2014 16:32:22
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's army and police are being deployed in different parts of the country in readiness to maintain order and security during the general elections scheduled to be held next year, according to a spokesman of the National Defence and Veterans Affairs. 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...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian Electoral Commission holds training session for officials
    10 november 2014 12:52:47
    Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will organize a training seminar for its central Commissioners from 10-13 November to make them better prepared to handle future elections in the country, according to a statement issued by the institution. Full text...

  • Sudan: Dialogue committee delegation to meet rebels in Addis
    10 november 2014 12:30:00
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Government said it would send an 8-member delegation from the ruling party leadership and other non-government parties to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in response to a proposal by the African Union (AU) to try to convince armed movements to take part in national dialogue. Full text...

  • Libya: Egypt, Greece, Cyprus call for cease-fire, political dialogue in Libya
    09 november 2014 12:51:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Egypt, Cyprus and Greece have called on Libyans to immediately halt the armed clashes and other acts of violence in their country and engage in an inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation process. Full text...

  • UN: Morocco, 3 others elected judges of International Court of Justice
    08 november 2014 22:11:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN General Assembly and UN Security Council have elected four judges to seats on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the UN. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief lauds steps to end South Sudan conflict
    08 november 2014 22:05:56
    New York, US(PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the measures adopted by the group of African states working to end the conflict in South Sudan and expressed the hope that peace could quickly return to the young country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Militant white right-wingers continue to cloud the Mandela miracle (Feature by Craig Urquart, PANA Correspondent)
    08 november 2014 08:08:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty years after Nelson Mandela was swept into power on a ticket of racial reconciliation, a tiny minority of white right wingers has continued to rally against the government. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: IGAD issues final deadline on South Sudanese conflict, threatens tougher sanctions
    08 november 2014 01:44:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - East African leaders rose from their two-day talks on South Sudan's conflict early Saturday by issuing a 15-day ultimatum to the warring parties to end the fighting or face a military operation to stop civilian killings. Full text...

  • Libya: US to impose sanctions on armed Libyan groups
    07 november 2014 20:57:08
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - US officials have said that they are considering imposing sanctions on the groups fighting in Libya, to prevent the transformation of the war fuelled by foreign powers into a civil war. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU extends EUFOR/CAR mandate till 15 March 2015
    07 november 2014 19:09:48
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) -The European Union has decided to extend until 15 March 2015 the mandate of its military mission in Central African Republic (EUFOR/CAR), according to a press communiqué issued Friday by the Council of member States in Brussels. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS pleads with int'l community not to impose sanctions on Burkia Faso
    07 november 2014 12:09:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - In the light of regional efforts to peacefully resolve the political crisis in Burkina Faso following the seizure of power by the military after the forced resignation of President Blaise Compaore, West African leaders are asking the international community not to impose sanctions on the country. Full text...

  • Libya: UN 'takes note' of court tuling invalidating Libya's parliamentary polls
    07 november 2014 11:39:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSML) said it had taken note of the decision of Libya's Supreme Court invalidating the election of the new Parliament. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Ex-Cabo Verde President heads to Burkina Faso as IOF's special envoy
    07 november 2014 00:01:00
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Former Cabo Verde President Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro has been named a special envoy of the International Organisation of Francophonie (IOF) to Burkina Faso, the organisation said in a statement made available to PANA in Brussels Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN studies Supreme Court ruling against Libyan parliament
    06 november 2014 22:35:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Thursday that it is closely monitoring the situation in the North African country, following a Supreme Court ruling that declared the national parliament unconstitutional. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy welcomes accord to resolve crisis in Burkina Faso
    06 november 2014 19:28:52
    New York, US (PANA) - An agreement to resolve the political crisis in Burkina Faso has been welcomed by the top UN envoy in West Africa, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said hereThursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: IGAD summit to consider sanctions over South Sudan deadlock
    06 november 2014 17:35:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - East African leaders warned Thursday of sanctions against South Sudanese faction leaders for failing to compromise on a peace deal. Full text...

  • Libya: Court annuls election of new parliament
    06 november 2014 15:44:54
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Constitutional Division of the Libyan High court of Justice Thursday annulled the election of the new Libyan Parliament, voiding the revision of the Constitutional Declaration which called for election on 25 June, 2014. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AUC, ISS strengthen collaboration
    06 november 2014 08:58:39
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise several years of collaboration, according to a statement made available to PANA here Thursday. Full text...

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