Politics - Summit
  • Nigeria: ECOWAS seeks peace, stability in troubled member states
    15 december 2014 23:16:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is pushing for the restoration of peace and stability in several of its member states which are facing political instability and terrorism or are in the throes of transition to democratic governance, especially Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria and Niger. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS Summit ends in Abuja
    15 december 2014 19:35:58
    Abuja, NIgeria (PANA) - The 46th Ordinary session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government rounded off in Nigeria's inland capital city of Abuja Monday with key decisions on the fight against Ebola, terrorism and the deepening of democracy in the West African sub-region. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pervasive security at venue of ECOWAS Summit
    15 december 2014 13:26:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The 46th Ordinary Summit of the West African regional bloc, ECOWAS, is being held in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, amid stepped-up security in the face of the insurgency that is ravaging parts of Africa's most populous nation, PANA reported from here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola, terrorism on the agenda as ECOWAS Summit opens in Abuja (By Segun Adeyemi, PANA Correspondent, Abuja)
    15 december 2014 12:46:15
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Buffeted by the raging Ebola epidemic and terrorism, among other challenges, West African leaders Monday converged on Nigeria's glistening capital city of Abuja for their 46th Ordinary Summit, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Senegal: President Sall pays glowing tribute to OIF Secretary General
    29 november 2014 16:04:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese president, Macky Sall, on Saturday in Dakar praised "the invaluable contribution” of Abdou Diouf, the Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organization, his compatriot and predecessor, to the promotion of the organization since assuming that position in 2002. Full text...

  • Senegal: 15th Franchophonie summit opens
    29 november 2014 12:38:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The 15th summit of the International Francophonie Organization (OIF) opened on Saturday morning in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Full text...

  • Senegal: Francophonie permanent council meets in Dakar
    25 november 2014 15:12:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The meeting of the Permanent Council of the Francophonie (PCF) began here Tuesday, a prelude to the 15th Francophonie summit of the Heads of State and government which will begin on Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa representing Pretoria at Africa-Turkey Summit
    21 november 2014 14:18:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is leading the country's delegation to Friday’s Africa-Turkey Summit of Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, PANA reported. 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...

  • 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...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS leaders to hold extra-ordinary summit on Ebola, Burkina Faso
    04 november 2014 23:19:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS leaders are due to meet at an extra-ordinary summit in Accra, Ghana, 6-7 Nov. 2014 to review the regional response to the Ebola outbreak and also discuss the political development in Burkina Faso, the ECOWAS Commission said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta off to Juba for IGAD Summit
    22 october 2014 12:02:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya left the country Wednesday for a one-day official visit to Juba, South Sudan, where he will attend a summit of the Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) Full text...

  • Mauritius: SADC calls member states to support Mauritian claim on Chagos Archipelago
    19 august 2014 07:50:44
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) who met over the weekend at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, have called on member states to fully support the ''legitimate claim of Mauritius for the restoration of its sovereignty over Chagos Archipelago without which the full decolonisation of Africa is not complete'' Full text...

  • Mauritius: Fourth IOC Summit to be held in Moroni
    12 august 2014 21:42:14
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The 4th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), which was postponed due to the crash of Air Algerie plane on 25 July, will be held on 23 August in Moroni, Comoros. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Sata to miss SADC summit
    12 august 2014 20:43:58
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Harry Kalaba, has disclosed that President Michael Sata will not attend the forthcoming Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) summit to be held in the Zimbabwean resort town of Victoria Falls. Full text...

  • Burundi: President Nkurunziza satisfied with US-African Leaders' summit
    09 august 2014 16:38:36
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian president, Pierre Nkurunziza, on Saturday said he was satisfactory with the outcome of the maiden US-Africa leaders’ summit held in Washington from 4 to 6 August, 2014, whose agenda was several economic, security and good governance issues of common interest. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma hails US-Africa Leaders Summit
    08 august 2014 08:20:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The 4-6 Aug. US-Africa Leaders' Summit in Washington, DC, has reshaped the relationship between Africa and the US, and augurs well for cooperation for mutual benefit into the future, according to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian PM urges African leaders to set up transparent legal structures
    07 august 2014 11:34:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam has urged African leaders to follow the example of Mauritius by setting up in their respective countries transparent legal structures to ensure investments. Full text...

  • US: Obama announces new Security Governance Initiative for Africa
    07 august 2014 09:54:54
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has announced the creation of a new Full text...

  • US: Summit deepens US-Africa partnership
    07 august 2014 09:36:15
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The 4-6 Aug. US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, has strengthened ties between the US as well as African governments and people of Africa, a communique issued at the end of the meeting said. Full text...

  • US: Obama calls US-Africa Summit ''success story''
    07 august 2014 09:16:07
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has described the just-concluded US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, as a success story. Full text...

  • US: Obama says US-Africa partnership vital for Africans
    06 august 2014 17:31:41
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that partnership Full text...

  • US: Biden hold talks with leaders of Nigeria, Tunisia, South Africa
    06 august 2014 08:58:36
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday in Washington, DC, met with Presidents Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia and Jacob Zuma of South Africa to discuss bilateral relations. Full text...

  • US: Rice meets Libya, Mauritius PMs
    05 august 2014 15:15:00
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US National Security Adviser, Ms. Susan Rice, on Tuesday in Washington DC, met with Libya's Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, and Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam of Mauritius. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma pushes for extension of lucrative trade agreement
    05 august 2014 11:38:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is leading a campaign to win the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which allows almost 95 percent of South African exports into the US market at zero or significantly reduced tariff rates. Full text...

  • US: Kerry hold talks with leaders of 5 African nations
    05 august 2014 07:54:53
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday in Washington, DC, met with Presidents Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania and Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni. Full text...

  • US: Civil Society Forum urges transparency, accountability in governance
    04 august 2014 17:47:52
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - More than 600 participants, comprising US and African government officials, members of the civil society groups, the diaspora, and private sector leaders on Monday in Washington DC, participated in a Civil Society Forum, as part of the US-Africa Leaders Summit. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian, Congolese leaders hold talks in the US
    04 august 2014 13:22:44
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam and Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso met Sunday in the US, where they are attending the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, to discuss economic cooperation between their two countries, PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan PM to attend US-African Leaders' summit in Washington
    04 august 2014 12:59:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, leading a high-level delegation, is to attend the US-African Leaders' summit, due to hold 4-6 August in Washington and which will be devoted to the strengthening of cooperation ties between the two parties, according to official sources on Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Abdel Aziz leaves for US-African Leaders' Summit
    04 august 2014 12:04:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is also the Chairman of the African Union, was due to leave Nouakchott Monday for Washington, DC, to attend the US-African Leaders' Summit in the US capital. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma leads SA delegation to US-African Leaders' Summit
    04 august 2014 11:31:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma is leading the South African delegation to this week’s US-African Leaders' Summit in Washington, DC, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan leaves for Washington Sunday
    02 august 2014 14:50:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is due to leave the capital city of Abuja for Washington, DC, on Sunday to attend the three-day US-African Leaders Summit in the US capital. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Kikwete arrives in Washington for US-Africa Summit
    02 august 2014 09:55:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has arrived in Washington DC to attend the US-African Leaders Summit which is expected to bring together more than 40 heads of state and government from across the continent, it was officially announced in Dar es Salaam on Saturday. Full text...

  • US: "We want elevate our engagement with Africa'
    02 august 2014 07:57:23
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Deputy National Security Adviser in-charge of Strategic Communications, Mr. Ben Rhodes, says American government chose to hold the US-Africa Leaders Summit, to send a very clear signal that, "we are elevating our engagement with Africa". Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama to attend US-Africa leaders summit
    02 august 2014 00:02:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama will attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC, during which he will sign a new Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation for funds worth more than US$500 million to be devoted to solving the challenges facing Ghana’s Power/Energy Sector. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian PM for US-Africa Summit in Washington
    01 august 2014 11:07:06
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, who left the island-nation Thursday night for Washington, is due in the US capital on Saturday, where he'll take part in the US-Africa Summit, scheduled for 5 and 6 August, 2014, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Cape Verde:Cape Verdean president to attend US-Africa Summit
    28 july 2014 12:27:52
    Praia, Cape Verde(PANA) - President Jorge Carlos Fonseca of Cabo Verde is one of the 50 African Heads of State who will take part in the US-African Summit to be hosted by US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, 6-7 Aug, PANA has learned from official sources in Praia. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Indian Ocean leaders' summit adjourned
    25 july 2014 15:52:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The fourth summit of the heads of State and government of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), scheduled to begin on Saturday in the Comoran city of Moroni, has been postponed as a mark of respect for victims of the Algeria Air plane crash which killed 116 persons, including 51 Frenchmen, official sources told PANA Friday in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 4th IOC Summit opens Saturday in Comoros
    24 july 2014 14:55:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The fourth Summit of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) opens Saturday in Moroni, capital of Comoros Islands, according to organizers, who said that the French President, François Hollande, and his counterparts from Seychelles and Madagascar, James Michel and Hery Rajaonarimampianina respectively, and the Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, will attend, PANA reported Thursday from here. Full text...

  • US: African Civil Society wants to participate in US-Africa Summit
    23 july 2014 17:42:30
    Washington, US (PANA) - With just weeks before the first ever US-Africa Leaders' Summit, which takes place 4-6 August, 2014, a coalition of international NGOs and African civil society have called on the US President Barack Obama to provide official space for civil society participation and to address key issues of human rights and good governance. Full text...

  • Mauritious: IOC Summit scheduled for 26 July in Comoros
    17 july 2014 19:20:02
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) - The 4th Heads of State and Governments Summit of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is scheduled for 26 July 2014 in Moroni, capital of Comoros, PANA learnt from the IOC office in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African leaders to discuss security during US-Africa Summit
    10 july 2014 16:20:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - US President Barrack Obama will engage African leaders on matters of health, security and democracy during the US-Africa Summit, slated for 4-6 August, US Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield said. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS Summit opens
    10 july 2014 13:27:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Thursday began a two-day summit in Ghana's capital, Accra, with issues of free movement of people, biometric identity cards, security, single currency and the Ebola virus high on the agenda, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: President Ouattara leaves for ECOWAS summit in Accra
    09 july 2014 18:44:12
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, was due in Accra Wednesday where he take part in the 45th ECOWAS ordinary summit of heads of State and government, to be held in the Ghanaian capital 10-11 July, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Libya: US invites Libya to US-Africa summit in Washington
    03 july 2014 17:08:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Ms. Deborah Jones, Thursday conveyed to the Libyan Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, an invitation for the country to participate in the US-Africa summit, scheduled for August in Washington PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Pres. Obiang wants Africa to invest more in agric sector
    30 june 2014 13:40:37
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea’s President Obiang Nguema has asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to reduce their dependence on the developed world, ensure food security, and significantly reduce hunger in their countries. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: African leaders create Criminal Court, grants immunity to sitting Presidents (Eds: Refiling to reflect name of old court)
    30 june 2014 08:27:19
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African leaders who met here at their 23rd ordinary summit have approved a Protocol to create the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples Rights to try 14 international crimes including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, piracy, corruption, mercenaries, money laundering and unconstitutional changes of government. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: AU Summit allows more time for S. Sudan atrocities probe
    27 june 2014 18:33:33
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The African Union Summit meeting in the Equatorial Guinean resort of Sipopo, on Friday granted three more months to the ongoing investigations into the war crimes in South Sudan, officials said. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: African leaders unanimous on need for agricultural transformation
    27 june 2014 16:04:46
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African leaders attending the 23rd Assembly of African Union (AU) heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, are unanimous on the need to step up agricultural transformation for the continent’s development. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Museveni urges Africans to banish sectarianism to ensure peace
    26 june 2014 15:01:56
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has urged Africans to banish sectarianism and gender chauvinism if they want to ensure security on the continent. Full text...

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