Politics - Diplomacy
  • Zuma condoles with Thailand over Monsoon rain tragedy
    13 october 2011 08:25:09
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African President Jacob Zuma has expressed his deepest condolences to the government and people of Thailand, following the tragic loss of life, displacement of thousands of people and the large-scale destruction of property in the wake of the heavy monsoon rains, floods and mudslides that have hit the country. Full text...

  • British Foreign Secretary, Malawi FM discuss Malawi-UK ties
    12 october 2011 19:47:27
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague, on Wednesday held discussions with a high-level Malawi delegation, led by Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika, according to a statement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, received here by PANA. Full text...

  • Angola assumes leadership of SADC group in Brazil
    11 october 2011 17:08:53
    Brasília, Brazil (PANA) - Angola, represented by its ambassador in Brazil, Nelson Cosme, on Sunday assumed the chairmanship of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) group of countries accredited to Brazil. Full text...

  • Mauritanian leader receives Zuma's special envoy
    10 october 2011 15:34:50
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Dr. Siya Bonga Cwele, an envoy of the South African president, Jacob Zuma, has delivered a special message to the Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, in Nouakchott, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Nigeria’s economic diplomacy yielding fruits, says FM
    09 october 2011 18:23:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Olugbenga Ashiru has expressed delight that the country's external policy, which is anchored on economic diplomacy, has started yielding fruits, just three months after it became a cardinal principle of its international engagements. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Ethiopia urge Libya's NTC to protect African migrants
    07 october 2011 14:25:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Friday in Addis Ababa called on the National Transition Council (NTC) in Libya to take urgent action to guarantee the safety of thousands of African Migrants currently trapped in parts of the country. Full text...

  • Sudan, South Sudan leaders in first meeting after separation
    06 october 2011 18:37:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Leaders of Sudan and South Sudan are meeting in Khartoum on Saturday, the first such meeting since the two sides separated in July this year forming two separate states in place of the larger Sudan. Full text...

  • 'Nigeria to open embassy in Rwanda soon'
    06 october 2011 15:00:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Nigeria's President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on a two-day official visit to Kigali, Thursday announced that a Nigerian embassy in Rwanda would soon be opened. Full text...

  • Nkurunziza parleys with US top official on good governance
    03 october 2011 19:23:44
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Burundian head of State, Pierre Nkurunziza, on Monday received in audience, the US Deputy Secretary of State responsible for good governance and global affairs, Marie Otero, PANA learnt from official sources in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Namibian president sends envoy to Luanda
    30 september 2011 20:41:29
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Friday received in audience a Namibian businessman, George Namusejo, who delivered a message from the Namibian president Lucas Pohamba. Full text...

  • Palestinian diplomats honour Angola's first president
    30 september 2011 16:32:14
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The staffers of the Palestinian Embassy in Angola Friday laid wreathes on the statue of the Angolan first president, late António Agostinho Neto, at Luanda’s Independence Square. Full text...

  • US official leaves for 4-nation African tour
    30 september 2011 08:16:24
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US Acting Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilisation, Ambassador Robert Loftis, left Washington, DC, Thursday on a four-nation African swing that will take him to South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Full text...

  • UN chief, Guinea-Bissau PM hold talks on peacebuilding
    29 september 2011 19:09:05
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Guinea Bissau Prime Minister, Carlos Gomes, Thursday held talks in New York on the implementation of a peacebuilding plan, social and political reforms in the African country. Full text...

  • Outgoing Mozambican envoy to Angola calls for strengthened relations with Luanda
    29 september 2011 17:56:43
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The continued strengthening of bilateral relations in various fields was Thursday advocated in Luanda by the outgoing ambassador of Mozambique to Angola, Antonio Matonse, after bidding farewell to President José Eduardo dos Santos. Full text...

  • Angolan ambassador presents credentials in Ethiopia
    26 september 2011 16:10:29
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The new Angolan Ambassador to Ethiopia, Arcanjo Maria do Nascimento, on Monday, in Addis Ababa, presented his credentials to President Girma Wolde-Giorgis. Full text...

  • Guinea back on global stage - Condé
    26 september 2011 11:50:45
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared that his country is back on the world stage, following his speech to the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York last week. Full text...

  • Republic of South Sudan solicits international support
    24 september 2011 09:38:42
    New York, US (PANA) - President Salva Kiir of the Republic of South Sudan on Friday said the "country will need international assistance for a long time to develop basic infrastructure and tap into its natural resources. Full text...

  • UN Security Council to enhance preventive diplomacy
    23 september 2011 13:47:20
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council Thursday expressed its determination to enhance the effectiveness of the UN in defusing potential and ongoing conflicts. Full text...

  • South Africa backs Palestine statehood bid
    22 september 2011 07:55:46
    New York, US (PANA) - South African President Jacob Zuma has thrown his country's weight behind the plan by the Palestinian Authority to seek full membership of the UN as a sovereign state and urged other countries to back the move. Full text...

  • Jonathan for 66th UN general assembly
    18 september 2011 13:26:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, will leave Abuja, the Nigerian capital, Monday for New York, US, to participate in the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly, according to a statement from the presidency Sunday. Full text...

  • Turkish leader urges pro-Kadhafi soldiers, towns to join Libyan revolution
    16 september 2011 18:13:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At the start of his visit to Libya, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Friday called on the cities of Sirte (450 km east of Tripoli) and Beni Walid, where fierce fighting is currently taking place, to join the Libyan revolution. Full text...

  • Nigerian parliament summons minister over 'dehumanization' of blacks in Libya
    15 september 2011 17:20:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Disturbed by reports of alleged "brutalisation and dehumanisation of Nigerians and other black Africans in Libya" following the overthrow of Mouammar Kadhafi, the Nigerian House of Representatives Thursday resolved to summon Foreign Affairs Minister Olugbenga Ashiru to brief members on measures taken to protect Nigerian citizens living in that country. Full text...

  • Jonathan calls for stronger Nigeria, UK ties
    14 september 2011 19:47:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday in Abuja called for the maintenance and further strengthening of the historical relations between Nigeria and Britain for the mutual benefit of both countries, according to a news release issued by the Presidency here. Full text...

  • Gambia denies Guinean President's accusations on murder plot
    13 september 2011 21:27:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Gambian government has swiftly reacted to Guinean President Alpha Conde's accusations denying "any involvement or prior information surrounding the attempted assassination" of the the Guinean leader, PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Liberian President ends visit to Angola
    13 september 2011 17:20:43
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Monday ended her 48-hour visit in Angola, aimed at strengthening bilateral co-operation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President on private visit to France
    13 september 2011 15:05:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz departed Nouakchott Tuesday for Paris, France, on a three-day private visit, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Kagamé, Sarkozy holds talks to boost economic relationship
    12 september 2011 15:04:00
    Paris, France (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagamé, on a 72-hour official visit to France, on Monday held economic and political talks at the Elysée Palace in Paris with his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy. Full text...

  • Rwanda President expected in Paris Sunday
    10 september 2011 12:24:30
    Paris, France (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame will on Sunday begin a three-day official visit to France, during which he will hold talks with his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, Rwandan diplomatic sources told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Ghana recognises Libyan National Transitional Council
    09 september 2011 16:27:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana on Friday announced that it has extended diplomatic recognition to the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate ruling authority in that country. Full text...

  • Angolan president names 5 new ambassadors
    09 september 2011 16:22:10
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, on Friday named five new ambassadors to Sao Tomé and Principe, Algeria, Japan, Turkey and India, PANA learnt here from official sources. Full text...

  • Jonathan ties robust foreign policy to stable domestic environment
    06 september 2011 14:22:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Receiving the report on the comprehensive review of the nation's foreign policy here Tuesday, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, said "only a stable domestic political and economic environment can give Nigeria a successful and robust foreign policy." Full text...

  • Comoros recognizes Libyan NTC
    05 september 2011 19:48:08
    Moroni, Comoros (PANA) - The Comorian government has expressed "solidarity" with the National Transitional Council (NTC) in Libya, one diplomatic source in Moroni, the capital, told PANA. Full text...

  • Kenya seeks further talks on new Libyan government
    01 september 2011 17:45:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan officials have called on the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to negotiate with pro-Mouammar Kadhafi regime members on ways of ending the conflict in the north African country, and denied its embassy was targeted by the rebel forces in Tripoli. Full text...

  • US names ex-AFRICOM boss as Charge d'Affaires in Sudan
    01 september 2011 09:12:36
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has named a former Deputy Commander for Civil Military Affairs at AFRICOM, Mary C. Yates, as interim Chargé d’Affaires at the country's Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, with effect from Thursday (1 Sept.). Full text...

  • Libyan embassy in Comoros supports new Libyan authorities
    29 august 2011 20:22:19
    Moroni, Comoros (PANA) – The Libyan embassy to Comoros has thrown its weight behind the National Transition Council which has taken power in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Gambian opposition proposes conference on troubled Southern Senegal
    28 august 2011 19:48:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambia’s opposition People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) has called on Senegalese government to organise an all-inclusive “national conference” towards finding lasting peace for the troubled southern Senegalese province of Cassamance, PANA reported from here Sunday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe orders Libyan ambassador, staff out
    28 august 2011 11:33:36
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe ordered Libyan ambassador Taher Elmagrahi and his staff out of the country at the weekend, after they switched allegiance to the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC), which Harare has refused to recognise. Full text...

  • Arab League meeting ends in Cairo, supports Libya's NTC
    28 august 2011 10:42:19
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Arab Foreign Ministers wrapped up their extra-ordinary meeting on Libya and Syria on Sunday, with a call on the United Nations to hand over Libya's seat at the world body to the National Transitional Council (NTC), which overthrew long-serving leader Mouammar Kadhafi from power. Full text...

  • Meeting of US ambassadors in West Africa ends in Abidjan
    26 august 2011 17:22:57
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - A meeting of US ambassadors in West Africa ended Friday in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, according to a PANA report. Full text...

  • Rwanda recognises National Transitional Council in Libya
    26 august 2011 12:26:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, on Friday announced the country's recognition of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), which has fought its way to the Tripoli, the capital city. Full text...

  • East African ministers delay Eritrea's return to IGAD
    25 august 2011 15:20:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - East African foreign ministers have put on hold Eritrea’s application to rejoin the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) until a summit of the regional body is convened. Full text...

  • South African envoy meets with Jonathan in Abuja
    24 august 2011 17:06:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday directed Vice President Namadi Sambo to further explore the possibility of making the issuance of visa to citizens of Nigeria and South Africa easier, especially under the aegis of the Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission.   Full text...

  • Sudan says it has nothing to hide in South Kordufan
    22 august 2011 19:47:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has said it has nothing to hide from the world community in South Kordufan, hence the government's consent for a visit by regional and international teams to the area. Full text...

  • Sudan congratulates Libyan insurgents, says ready to assist
    22 august 2011 14:24:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Monday said it supports the Libyan revolution and backs its leaders for the victory they have recorded with the seizure of Saif Al-Islam Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi. Full text...

  • Gambian opposition party on lessons from UK riots
    22 august 2011 12:25:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambia’s opposition People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) has stressed the need to draw the right lessons from the recent riots in the UK. Full text...

  • Jonathan assures G/Bissau of assistance from Nigeria, ECOWAS
    19 august 2011 17:24:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday assured President Bacai Sanha of Guinea Bissau that Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would support efforts towards the implementation of the regional body’s pledge to assist the socio-political rehabilitation of the country. Full text...

  • Sudan, Niger discuss bilateral relations
    17 august 2011 17:29:38
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar El-Bashir of Sudan on Wednesday sent a special envoy to deliver a message to his Nigerien counterpart, President Mahamadou Issoufou, relations between Niamey and Khartoum, including economic, social and security relations. Full text...

  • US felicitates with Gabon on 51st independence anniversary
    17 august 2011 08:39:11
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has congratulated the government and people of Gabon on the occasion of the African nation's 51st independence anniversary, being observed Wednesday, 17 Aug. Full text...

  • Three more leaders arrive Luanda for SADC summit
    16 august 2011 17:56:13
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Three more leaders, the vice-president of Botswana, Mompati Full text...

  • Zuma hails reforms in Burundi
    15 august 2011 08:01:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma on Monday expressed deep gratitude to President Pierre Nkurunziza and the Government and people of Burundi following his successful official visit to the country last week. Full text...

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