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  • OAU, Sweden Agree Closer Co-operation
    30 october 2000 08:34:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity and the Swedish government have agreed to co-operate in various fields and foster the work of the continental political organisation. Full text...

  • South Africa, Nigeria Want Fresh Poll In Cote d'Ivoire
    30 october 2000 08:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki and his Nigerian counterpart, Olusegun Obasanjo, who met over the weekend to discuss the violence in Cote d'Ivoire, agreed that fresh presidential election should be held at a date agreed upon by all parties in the country. Full text...

  • Libya Ratifies Constitutive Act of African Union
    29 october 2000 08:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Libya Sunday deposited its instrument of ratification of the Constitutive Act of the African Union with the Organisation of African Unity, according to a release issued by the OAU from Tripoli. Full text...

  • South-South Development Conference Opens In Mauritius Monday
    29 october 2000 08:34:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A South-South development conference tagged 'SEATINI' opens Monday at the Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre-Bornes, 10km south of the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Bongo Wants Freedom Of Movement On Congo River
    29 october 2000 08:34:00
    Kinshasa- Congo (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo has called for better security and freedom of movement on the River Congo in the wake of the continuing conflict that hampers free movement in the Central African region. Full text...

  • Eyadema Pleads For Support Towards Ivorians
    28 october 2000 08:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Togolese President and current OAU chairman Gnassingbe Eyadema said Saturday in Paris that the government formed by President Laurent Gbagbo deserves support if it enjoys the backing of Ivorians. Full text...

  • UN official Calls for Comprehensive Solutions To African Conflicts
    28 october 2000 08:34:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Africa, Ibrahim Gambari, has stressed the need for the Security Council to address the complex African conficts in a more comprehensive manner. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela To Visit Burundi and Tanzania
    28 october 2000 08:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The facilitator in the Burundi conflict, former South African President Nelson Mandela, is to visit Burundi in November to give authorities more explanations about the 28 August peace agreement signed in Arusha, northern Tanzania. Full text...

  • Salim Calls On Ivorian Leaders To Restore Democracy
    27 october 2000 08:34:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU secretary-general Salim Ahmed Salim Friday called on the leaders of Cote d'Ivoire "to create the appropriate conditions conducive to the speedy restoration of democratic institutions in the country so that the full aspirations of the people of Cote d'Ivoire can be met. Full text...

  • Minister Warns DRC Conflict May Spread
    27 october 2000 08:34:00
    Kinshasa- Congo (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo's interior minister, Gaetan Kakudji has predicted that the war ravaging Congo for the past two years "could embrace all of central Africa if precautions are not taken. Full text...

  • OAU Urges Ivorians To Exercise Restraint
    26 october 2000 08:34:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Chairman of the OAU, President Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo, has appealed to the people of Cote d'Ivoire to exercise restraint in order to avoid plunging their country into chaos. Full text...

  • Liberia To Repatriate 110 Citizens From Libya
    25 october 2000 08:34:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia has announced plans to repatriate some 110 of its citizens from Libya following recent violent clashes between Libyans and immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, press reports said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Political Situation In Cote d'Ivoire Sends CFA Wobbling
    24 october 2000 08:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The CFA franc continued to depreciate this week, even as authorities in the monetary zone reiterate assurances that the political turmoil in Cote d'Ivoire would not affect economic fundamentals in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Salim Calls For More UNESCO Aid In Africa's Education
    24 october 2000 08:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim Tuesday called for intensified UNESCO support towards implementation of the Programme of Action on education in Africa endorsed in march 1999 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Africa Poised For Unity Despite Challenges
    24 october 2000 08:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim has said that regional integration constituted Africa's response to globalisation in order to reverse the trends towards marginalisation of the continent. Full text...

  • Salim Urges Calm, Says OAU Monitoring Situation In Cote d'Ivoire
    24 october 2000 08:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- OAU Secretary -general Salim Ahmed Salim Tuesday appealed for calm in Cote d'Ivoire saying stability in the country was vital not only to the West African region but the entire continent. Full text...

  • Libya Ratifies African Union Treaty
    20 october 2000 08:34:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya has ratified the Constitutive Act of the African Union, according to an official statement issued in Tripoli Sunday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Calls On Arabs To Join African Union
    09 october 2000 08:34:00
    Damascus- Syria (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Libyan Paper Accuses Agents Of Undermining African Union
    26 september 2000 08:34:00
    TRIPOLI- Libya (PANA) -- The press organ of the Libyan revolutionary committees, 'Al Zahf Al-Akhdar' Tuesday accused foreign powers of trying to sabotage Libya's drive for stronger relations with sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Obasanjo, Mbeki Sign African Union Constitutive Act
    09 september 2000 08:34:00
    NEW YORK- U. ) Full text...

  • 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...

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