Politics - Summit
  • Sudan: Sudan media 'relived' at Bashir's safe arrival in South Africa
    14 june 2015 09:45:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese newspapers on Sunday expressed relief that President Omar Bashir landed peacefully in South Africa for the AU summit as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs played down the row over the president’s participation. Full text...

  • South Africa: Tensions high as al-Bashir attends AU Summit
    14 june 2015 09:03:28
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The African Union Summit, which is underway in Sandton, has been overshadowed by the arrival of Sudanese President and International Criminal Court (ICC) fugitive, Omar al-Bashir. Full text...

  • Mali: Keita to attend AU Summit in Johannesburg
    13 june 2015 18:01:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita left Bamako on Saturday for Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the 25th ordinary summit of the African Union (AU), a Full text...

  • South Africa: Delegates begin AU Summit deliberations
    13 june 2015 15:04:29
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty African leaders who make up the membership of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) met Saturday at Sandton Conference Centre in Johannesburg to deliberate on economic empowerment of African women, financing of Africa’s regional infrastructure and Agenda 2063. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir leaves for AU Summit in South Africa
    13 june 2015 13:07:59
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir on Saturday left Khartoum for Johannesburg to attend the 25th African Union (AU) Summit due to open Sunday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Free trade zone to be unveiled at AU summit
    13 june 2015 12:41:33
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The continent's largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries, will be unveiled at this weekend’s African Union Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, officials said here Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa: AU leaders mull over the problem of “third-terminism”
    13 june 2015 09:23:31
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The issue of African leaders extending their terms in office is under the spotlight at the AU summit where several heads of state who are guilty of the so-called “third-termism” are attending. Full text...

  • South Africa: Libyan impasse under spotlight at AU Summit
    12 june 2015 16:25:21
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The International Contact Group on Libya on Friday began meeting on the sidelines of the 25th ordinary session of the AU Assembly. Full text...

  • South Africa: Fresh calls for al-Bashir's arrest
    12 june 2015 15:50:02
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Democratic Alliance MP Stevens Mokgalapa on Friday called for the “immediate arrest” of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he arrives in Johannesburg on Saturday for the African Union (AU) Summit. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari leaves Abuja for AU summit in South Africa
    12 june 2015 15:46:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, will depart Nigeria’s capital Abuja for Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday to attend the 25th African Union (AU) Summit, which is currently holding in the country. Full text...

  • AU Summit: Centre threatens to seek arrest warrant for Sudanese President
    12 june 2015 10:55:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The Southern Africa Litigation Centre has threatened to seek an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he attends this weekend’s African Union Summit in Sandton, South Africa. Full text...

  • South Africa: Xenophobia under the spotlight at AU summit
    12 june 2015 07:44:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Xenophobia is likely to be a hot topic at the African Union (AU) Summit which is underway in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria to lead multinational force to battle Boko Haram
    11 june 2015 20:43:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has been given the green-light to lead the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) set up to battle the Boko Haram insurgency that started in the country in 2009 and has extended to several West African nations. Full text...

  • South Africa: AUC Chairperson warns of Africa's gender inequalities
    11 june 2015 18:17:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Thursday said Africa is failing in its efforts to achieve gender parity. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria seeks permanent headship of regional force to fight Boko Haram
    11 june 2015 16:45:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday demanded that his country be allowed to permanently head the 8,700-strong regional force to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, instead of making its headship rotational. Full text...

  • South Africa: African leaders jet into Johannesburg for African Union Summit
    11 june 2015 14:00:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – More than 50 African heads of state have begun arriving in South Africa ahead of the 25th African Union (AU( Summit which gets underway in Johannesburg on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Nigerian AU delegate robbed in Johannesburg
    11 june 2015 10:32:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A major manhunt is underway for a group of men posing as policemen who robbed a Nigerian delegate shortly after he had arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday night to attend the 25th African Union (AU) summit in the city. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari leaves Sunday for G7 Summit in Germany
    06 june 2015 18:09:56
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria’s capital Abuja Sunday morning to attend the G7 Summit that is scheduled to take place in Bavaria, Germany, from 7-8 from, 2015. Full text...

  • Tanzania: ‘Put off elections till mid-July 2015’, EAC leaders tell Burundi
    31 may 2015 17:20:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Burundi’s general elections, scheduled for June 2015, should be postponed for at least a month and half while all parties in the ongoing conflict should cease acts of violence, according to a resolution agreed here Sunday by an emergency regional summit. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC leaders hold second summit on crisis in Burundi
    31 may 2015 09:32:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Leaders of the five-nation East African Community (EAC) are due to meet here Sunday to find a solution to the political instability in Burundi and how to assist thousands of refugees it has driven out of the country while Burundians left behind worry about their security. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy heads to Tanzania for East African Summit, urges restraint in Burundi
    29 may 2015 22:40:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Mr. Said Djinnit, on Friday travelled to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, where he hopes an East African Community Summit over the weekend will help reinforce dialogue among the Burundian parties. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC emergency summit on Burundi set for Sunday
    28 may 2015 16:25:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An emergency summit of East African leaders on the situation in Burundi will take place Sunday in Dar es Salaam, it was officially announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan to attend his last ECOWAS Summit
    19 may 2015 09:07:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan leaves here Tuesday for Accra, Ghana, to attend the 47th ECOWAS Summit, which will be his last since he is due to vacate office 29 May after losing the 28 March presidential election. Full text...

  • Libya: PM Abdallah al-Theni invited to AU summit in June
    17 may 2015 11:48:38
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - South African authorities have invited head of Libya's interim government Abdallah al-Theni to the African Union (AU) summit scheduled for 7 June in Pretoria, according to official sources here. Full text...

  • Zambia: More countries show interest to support Africa’s bid to have 2 UN permanent seats
    07 may 2015 15:25:04
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Mwaba Kasese Bota, says more countries have shown interest to support Africa at this year’s UN General Assembly for the continent’s bid to have two permanent seats on the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Africa hosts 25th AU Summit
    13 april 2015 18:18:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) –The 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union will take place 14-15 June 2015 at Sandton International Conference Center (ICC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the AU Commission announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS, ECCAS to hold summit on 7-8 April on Boko Haram
    18 march 2015 19:59:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The West and Central African regional blocs will hold a joint summit on 7-8 April to work out a common strategy against the Nigerian-based Boko Haram terrorist group. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Leaders of Central Africa to meet on Boko Haram
    15 february 2015 13:50:29
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé, will on Monday host an extraordinary summit of heads of State and government from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) devoted to the fight against Boko Haram, official sources told PANA on Sunday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian President attends African Union Summit in Addis Ababa
    29 january 2015 17:12:03
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi will attend the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union to be held 30-31 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Office of the Presidency announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Angola: VP Vicente to represent Angola at AU Summit
    29 january 2015 13:31:12
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola will be represented at the 24th Summit of African Heads of States and Government, scheduled to run from 30 to 31 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by its vice-president, Manuel Domingos Vicente, who is expected in the Ethiopian Capital Thursday. Full text...

  • Congo: President Nguesso to attend AU summit
    29 january 2015 13:23:32
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, due in Addis Ababa shortly, will participate in the 24th summit of African Union (AU) heads of State and government, opening there Friday, the Congolese public radio reported here. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Sahelo-Saharan regional summit underlines security cooperation
    18 december 2014 17:46:16
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The first Summit of the countries participating in the Nouakchott Process on the Enhancement of Security Cooperation and the Operationalization of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) in the Sahelo-Saharan region, Thursday underlined the need for regular exchange of information and intelligence in the fight against terrorism and transnational organized crime. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS seeks peace, stability in troubled member states
    16 december 2014 00:08:59
    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 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...

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