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  • Senegal Moves Ahead On African Union Treaty
    31 august 2000 08:34:00
    ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Senegal Thursday deposited with the OAU, its instrument of ratification of the African Union Treaty. Full text...

  • Senegal Ratifies African Union Treaty
    28 august 2000 08:34:00
    DAKAR- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal has become the fourth country to ratify the African Union Treaty adopted by the 36th OAU July summit in Lome, Togo. Full text...

  • Mali Ratifies Constitutive Act of Africa Union
    25 august 2000 08:34:00
    ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Mali Friday became the first OAU member state to ratify the constitutive act of the African Union, after the country deposited the instruments of ratification of the act with the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Togo Ratifies Text On African Union
    23 august 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The Togolese parliament has unanimously ratified the African Union document adopted in July by African leaders at the 36th OAU summit in Lome. Full text...

  • Obasanjo, Eyadema Urge Quick Action On African Union Act
    04 august 2000 08:34:00
    LAGOS- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and Togo have called on member states of the Organisation of African Unity to quickly ratify the African Union Act, adopted at the organisation's July summit in Lome, Togo. Full text...

  • Salim Ends African Union Consultations In Senegal
    02 august 2000 08:34:00
    DAKAR- Senegal (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim concluded consultations with Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade Tuesday in Dakar saying he was optimistic African countries would take quick actions to ratify the treaty establishing the African Union. Full text...

  • UN-OAU Liaison Offices For Peacekeeping In Ethiopia, Eritrea
    13 july 2000 08:34:00
    ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN and OAU will set up liaison offices "soon in Asmara and Addis Ababa to facilitate the deployment of a peacekeeping force" along the Ethio-Eritrean border, a top UN official said. Full text...

  • President Wade Hails Lome OAU Summit
    13 july 2000 08:34:00
    DAKAR- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has hailed the just-concluded summit of the OAU in Lome, Togo, saying he is satisfied with the adoption of the treaty establishing the African Union. Full text...

  • The OAU Summit Closely Monitored In Comoros
    12 july 2000 08:34:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- The 36th summit of the OAU was monitored with keen interest in the Comoros, which has come under sanctions from the continental body because of the military regime in the archipelago. Full text...

  • UN Adopts New Approach To Human Rights Issues
    11 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The low classification of African countries in the UNDP's Human Development Report 2000 should jolt African leaders into reviewing their national strategies, a senior United Nations official has said in Lome, Togo. Full text...

  • Angola Says It Loses Nothing By Staying Away From OAU Summit
    11 july 2000 08:34:00
    LUANDA- Angola (PANA) -- After boycotting the annual assembly of African heads of state and government, Angola has said it would lose nothing for not attending the OAU summit, currently under way in Togo's capital, Lome. Full text...

  • OAU Condemns Foreign Interference In Somalia
    10 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- African foreign ministers concluded their annual meeting in Lome early Monday, expressing dismay at the "increased foreign interference and arms trafficking in Somalia," in breach of an embargo imposed by UN Security Council on the country since 1992. Full text...

  • African Ministers Support Palestinian State
    10 july 2000 09:29:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- African Foreign Ministers on Monday reiterated the continent's solidarity with the Palestinian cause. Full text...

  • Ministers Recommend Trial Of Sierra Leone Rebel Leaders
    10 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- OAU Council of Ministers Monday appealed to African leaders at their 36th Summit in Lome to ensure that leaders of the rebel Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone are tried for perpetrating acts of violence on innocent civilians. Full text...

  • Ministers Denounce Violation Of Sanctions Against UNITA
    10 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The OAU ministerial council has appealed to the 36th OAU summit, which starts in Lome Monday, to condemn the premeditated violation of sanctions against the rebel UNITA movement of Jonas Savimbi by certain UN member states. Full text...

  • African Ministers Appeal Rebels In Burundi
    10 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The OAU Council of ministers has endorsed the full and effective participation of all Burundian armed groups to speed up the conclusion of a cease-fire agreement and the restoration of peace in their civil war-wrecked country. Full text...

  • OAU Ministerial Council Amends African Union Treaty
    10 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The 72nd OAU Council of Ministers concluded its meeting in Lome early Monday after making several amendments to the draft Treaty establishing the African Union. Full text...

  • Ministers Propose Military Intervention In Comoros
    10 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The intransigence of separatists on the Comorian island of Anjouan may soon come to an end if African leaders meeting Lome Monday endorse military action as proposed by the OAU council of ministers. Full text...

  • Mugabe Stays Away From OAU Summit
    10 july 2000 08:34:00
    HARARE- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe said Monday that President Robert Mugabe was staying away from the OAU summit in Togo because he was putting finishing touches to a new cabinet expected to be announced later in the week. Full text...

  • OAU Ministers Seek Strong Action To End Military Coups
    09 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The 72nd Council of Ministers of the Organisation of African Unity meeting in Lome, Togo, has reiterated its strong condemnation of military coups, calling for stern action to end the take over of government by force across the continent. Full text...

  • Uganda Pledges To Withdraw Its Troops From DRC
    09 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- Uganda's foreign minister, Eriya Kategaya, has informed the OAU Council of Ministers in Lome that half of his country's troops would be withdrawn from the Democratic Republic "within the next few days". Full text...

  • Salim Calls For Tougher Measures Against Anjouan Separatists
    09 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General, Salim Ahmed Salim, has urged the continental body to consider stronger measures against separatists in the Comorian island of Anjouan. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Wants Lome OAU Summit To Focus On Unity
    09 july 2000 08:34:00
    ACCRA- Ghana (PANA) -- The Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Council Of Ministers Divided Over African Union
    08 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- African foreign ministers preparing for the 36th summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which opens Monday in Lome, Togo, have yet to reach a consensus on the African Union Treaty adopted in Tripoli recently. Full text...

  • Some 30 Government Leaders Expected To Attend OAU summit
    08 july 2000 08:34:00
    Togo (PANA) -- More than 30 heads of state and government are expected to arrive in Lome Saturday and Sunday to attend the 36th OAU summit which opens Monday, the ministry of communication said Saturday in a statement. Full text...

  • Salim Wants Disaster Management Centre For Africa
    08 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim has expressed concern that Africa remains the only region of the world without a continent-wide mechanism to respond to disasters. Full text...

  • Conflicts Mar OAU's Declared Year Of Peace In Africa
    08 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- Half way through 2000, which the OAU declared as the year of peace, security and solidarity in Africa, the orgy of killings among Africans remained unabated in various parts of the continent. Full text...

  • OAU Wants Peaceful Solution In Sudan
    07 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity remains committed to a peaceful solution to the conflict in Sudan, its Secretary-General, Salim Ahmed Salim, said in Lome Friday. Full text...

  • Togo Premier Opens OAU Ministers' Meeting
    07 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese Prime Minister, Eugene Koffi Adoboli, said Thursday that despite the setting up of a mechanism to solve African conflicts, greater political will was needed to contain the numerous problems affecting the continent, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • OAU To Work For Peace In Sierra Leone
    07 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The humanitarian situation in Sierra Leone remains extremely precarious due to the resumption of conflict after rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) failed to abide by the Lome peace accord, Salim Ahmed Salim, the OAU Secretary-General, said Friday in Lome. Full text...

  • Angola Skips OAU Summit, Unimpressed By Togo's Overtures
    07 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- African foreign ministers Friday continued behind-the-scenes consultations in efforts to douse Angola's anger over alleged sanctions bursting by Togo in support of the UNITA rebel movement. Full text...

  • Somalia Continues To Languish In Political Wilderness
    07 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- Somalia remains a political basket case in search of a government in spite of regional efforts to bring the country back to the family of nations. Full text...

  • OAU Panel Calls For Reparations For Rwanda Genocide
    07 july 2000 08:34:00
    LONDON- UK (PANA) -- Those who "failed to prevent or mitigate" the 1994 genocide in Rwanda should be made to pay reparations towards the country's social and economic development, the OAU's International Panel of Eminent Persons, which investigated the killings, has recommended. Full text...

  • Conspiracy Robs Africa Of World Cup Venue
    07 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- African ministers and diplomats attending the OAU council of ministers meeting Thursday in Lome expressed bitterness and regret that South Africa did not win the chance to host the 2006 World Football Cup. Full text...

  • Botswana, Burkina Faso, Senegal Pay Dues In Advance
    06 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The Ambassadors' Committee of the Organisation of African Unity has commended Botswana, Burkina Faso and Senegal for making advance payments of their assessed contributions to the budget of the continental body. Full text...

  • Committee Of Ambassadors Divided Over Sahelo-Saharan Community
    06 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The OAU Committee of Ambassadors ended its meeting in Lome Wednesday evening after reaching consensus on all items on the agenda except the draft protocol of co-operation between the continental organisation and the Economic Community of Sahelo-Saharan States. Full text...

  • More Work To Be Done On African Union Proposal
    06 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- African ambassadors setting the stage for their foreign affairs ministers meeting which precedes the OAU leaders' assembly, to be held here next week, have failed to reach a common position on the proposed African Union. Full text...

  • Koffigoh Commends OAU Ambassadors
    06 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese foreign affairs minister, Kokou Koffigoh, has commended African ambassadors for their contributions to help Africa move forward during their two-day deliberations in Lome. Full text...

  • Rwanda Genocide Report Ready - Salim
    06 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity, Salim Ahmed Salim, late Wednesday said an International Panel of Eminent Persons Investigating the 1994 Rwanda genocide has concluded its work and the report would be presented to him on Friday. Full text...

  • Salim Appeals For Contributions To Drought-Disaster Fund
    06 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The OAU's Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa has been depleted due to the continent's numerous natural disasters, prompting Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim to appeal to member states to replenish the near-empty coffers. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Makes Physical Contact With African Realities
    05 july 2000 08:34:00
    OUAGADOUGOU- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Lome Gears Up For 36th OAU Summit
    05 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The city of Lome is bustling with activities in preparation for the 36th Summit of the Organisation of African Unity, billed to open next week in the Togolese Capital. Full text...

  • OAU Ambassadors Start Discussions In Lome
    04 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The Committee of African Ambassadors began a two-day meeting in Lome Tuesday, aimed at preparing the grounds for the 36th summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) scheduled to take place in the Togolese capital 10-12 July. Full text...

  • OAU Tells Anjouan Separatists To Sign Peace Accord
    04 july 2000 08:34:00
    MORONI- Comoros (PANA) -- The OAU has asked Anjouan separatists to sign the Antananarivo agreement before the organisation's summit scheduled in Lome, Togo, from 10 to 12 July, former speaker of parliament, Abdallah Halifa, has said. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Supports Trans-Saharan Railway Project
    03 july 2000 08:34:00
    ZINDER- Niger (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Bouteflika Proposes DRC Meeting At Lome OAU Summit
    03 july 2000 08:34:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has called for a meeting devoted to the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the course of the 10-12 July summit of the Organisation of African Unity in Lome, Togo. Full text...

  • France Offers 3.7 Million Francs To OAU Peace Fund
    29 june 2000 09:29:00
    ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia (PANA) -- France Thursday donated 3. Full text...

  • Canada Donates To OAU Restructuring Project
    28 june 2000 09:29:00
    ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Canada is to provide close to 1. Full text...

  • OAU, EU Commitment To Eradicate Landmines Lauded
    26 june 2000 09:29:00
    -the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to provide- financial and technical assistance for the removal of landmines in Africa is a good step forward in getting rid of the problem. Full text...

  • OAU Delegation Arrives In Moroni
    25 june 2000 09:29:00
    MORONI- Comoros (PANA) -- An Organisation of African Unity delegation arrived in Moroni Sunday for discussions relating to the economic embargo imposed by the continental body on the separatist island of Anjouan. Full text...

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