Politics - Diplomacy
  • Togo: President Gnassingbé invited to investiture of new Guinea Bissau president
    10 june 2014 21:09:12
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togolese president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé has been invited to attend the investiture on 23 June of the new Guinea Bissau president, José Mario Vaz, who paid a brief visit to Lomé on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Ivorian parliamentary speaker expected in Cameroon next week
    03 june 2014 16:29:01
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) – The Speaker of the Ivorian National Assembly, Guillaume Soro, is expected in Cameroon next week, diplomatic sources told PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Retreat participants seek review of Nigeria's foreign policy
    03 june 2014 12:46:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Participants at an the ongoing retreat on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy (NFP) have called for the review of the country’s external relations and the setting up of more research institutes on International understanding. Full text...

  • Libya: US asks nationals to leave Libya
    28 may 2014 12:15:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The US has called on its nationals in Libya to leave the north African country immediately because of the “unstable and unforeseeable” security situation there, the Libyan media reported Wednesday, quoting the US State department. Full text...

  • US: US re-states commitment to partnership with Ethiopia
    28 may 2014 08:46:27
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has re-stated its commitment to forging a stronger partnership with Ethiopia, on the occasion of the African nation's independence anniversary being marked Wednesday (28 May). Full text...

  • Tunisia: President to visit four African countries
    26 may 2014 21:42:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, on Monday announced that he will in June visit four African countries to strengthen his country's ties with them. Full text...

  • Libya: Algeria closes embassy in Libya after threats against diplomats
    16 may 2014 20:51:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Algeria has closed its embassy and consulate in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, because of imminent threats, Libyan television announced on Friday quoting a statement issued by the Algerian foreign affairs ministry. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Angolan envoy received by President Kagamé
    14 may 2014 21:15:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, on Wednesday received a message from the Angolan president José Eduardo Dos Santos. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya pledges to tighten security at diplomatic missions
    13 may 2014 22:48:16
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government has reassured the diplomatic missions in the country that it would step up their security. Full text...

  • Libya: Abducted Jordanian Ambassador swapped for Libyan prisoner
    13 may 2014 11:45:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Jordanian Ambassador in Libya Faouaz al-Aytane, who has been freed by the gunmen who abducted him 15 April, was swapped for Libyan prisoner Mohammed Dursi, in line with the gunmen's demand, Jordan authorities have confirmed. Full text...

  • Libya: Abducted Jordanian Ambassador freed
    13 may 2014 08:39:30
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Jordanian Ambassador in Libya Faouaz al-Atyane, who was abducted in Libya's capital Tripoli 15 April, has been released by his captors and he is now heading to his country, the Libyan television reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: China, Nigeria sign MOUs to strengthen cooperation
    07 may 2014 17:47:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - China and Nigeria Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their relations, following two hours of bilateral talks between host President Goodluck Jonathan and visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Full text...

  • Togo: Togo, Morocco agree to set up joint cooperation commission
    01 may 2014 18:08:12
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese government on Wednesday ratified the agreement setting up a joint cooperation commission with Morocco, PANA reported Thursday, quoting an official statement here. Full text...

  • Libya: Foreign diplomats abducted in Libya will be released soon, says PM
    27 april 2014 18:18:32
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni has said the government is carrying out high-level negotiations with the abductors of the Jordanian Ambassador and the Tunisian diplomats in Libya, and reassured they would be released shortly. Full text...

  • US: Kerry urges South Sudan, rebel forces to stop military offensive
    27 april 2014 09:35:35
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the Government of South Sudan to stop its military offensive and to adhere to the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, amid continuing conflict in the world's youngest state. Full text...

  • Libya: Top US official ends Libya visit, warns against extremism
    25 april 2014 09:33:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Top US official William Burns has rounded off his visit to Libya with a warning that extremism represents a great threat to the African nation Full text...

  • Libya: Govt condemns kidnapping of Jordanian ambassador
    15 april 2014 19:27:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni on Tuesday condemned the kidnapping of the Jordanian ambassador in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Senegal: Pres. Sall reiterates his commitment to peace, security in Mali
    15 april 2014 09:26:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's President Macky Sall has reaffirmed his commitment to helping Mali to restore peace, reconciliation and security in Mali. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian leader receives EU delegation
    09 april 2014 15:16:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has granted audience to visiting European Union (EU) delegation to his country, PANA confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan to visit Namibia, Italy, Netherlands
    19 march 2014 18:43:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, leaves Abuja Thursday for a six-day visit to Namibia, Italy and the Netherlands. Full text...

  • Kenya: Israel's foreign service staff in East Africa join pay strike
    18 march 2014 21:42:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Israeli diplomats around Africa have abandoned duty after the failed talks aimed at securing better working environment for workers and their dependants. Full text...

  • Senegal: President Jammeh visits Saudi Arabia
    18 march 2014 14:05:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, on a visit to Saudi Arabia, Monday met with the Saudi crown prince, Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, Gambia's Radio and Television Services reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Abdel Aziz in South Africa for 4th Pan-African Parliament
    17 march 2014 20:48:13
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The current chairman of the African Union (AU), Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, left Nouakchott on Monday for South Africa to attend the 4th Pan-African Parliament session. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria, Cuba to strengthen bilateral relations
    17 march 2014 20:20:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez arrived in Nigeria Monday for a two-day visit aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan seeks neighbouring countries' help to fight terrorism
    15 march 2014 09:23:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has called for greater cooperation between his country and its neighbouring countries in the fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta visits Ethiopia to bolster trade links, discuss regional security
    10 march 2014 09:33:21
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was due to leave Monday for a four-day state visit to Ethiopia to boost bilateral relations. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Belarus Ambassador presents Letter of Credence to AUC Chairperson
    06 march 2014 13:44:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Belarus Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) Dimitry Kuptel Thursday presented his Letter of Credence to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Full text...

  • US: US greets Ghana on 57th independence anniversary
    06 march 2014 12:19:33
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has congratulated the Republic of Ghana on the occasion of its 57th independence anniversary being observed Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria seeks peaceful resolution of Ukraine crisis
    03 march 2014 08:41:58
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa has called for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine, which is threatening to spiral out of control. Full text...

  • US: New American Embassy for Chad
    27 february 2014 07:50:07
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has announced the award for the construction of a new Embassy in the Chadian capital, N'djamena, to BL Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama, Full text...

  • Senegal: America salutes Gambia on Independence day
    20 february 2014 16:21:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The American government has commended Gambia and its people on the occasion of the West African nation's 49 independence anniversary, PANA reports from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana cuts ties with North Korea
    19 february 2014 18:10:11
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has terminated diplomatic and consular relations with North Korea, PANA reported, quoting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Assistant Secretary of State heads US team to Bi-nationsl Commission meeting
    16 february 2014 20:48:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield is in Nigeria at the head of the US delegation to the two-day U.S.-Nigeria Bi-national Commission (BNC) meeting scheduled to start Monday in the capital city of Abuja, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenya: US refutes funding anti-govt protests in Kenya
    14 february 2014 11:07:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United States Government has refuted claims by Kenya that it (US) is funding anti-government protests in the East African nation. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: IGAD Special Envoys consult South Sudan’s rival parties
    13 february 2014 11:58:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Special envoys of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) seeking a solution to the crisis in South Sudan Thursday continued consultations with members of the rival parties and other stakeholders, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Full text...

  • Libya: Russian diplomats back in Tripoli after embassy attack
    12 february 2014 14:21:59
    Tripoli, Libye (PANA) – Russian diplomats, who left the country following an attack on their embassy in October last year, are back in Tripoli, the Russian Ambassador, Ivan Molotkov, announced here, saying that the returnees are staying in a Tripoli hotel pending when they safe accommodation. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Speaker of Iranian Parliament criticizes the West
    07 february 2014 21:36:00
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The Speaker of Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, has, in a speech on the occasion of the celebration of the new Tunisian Constitution, strongly criticized the western world in general and Israel in particular, describing it as "cancer". Full text...

  • Congo: CAR caretaker president expected Saturday in Brazzaville
    07 february 2014 16:14:05
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The caretaker President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba-Panza, is expected Saturday in Brazzaville for a working visit to Congo during which she will hold talks with host President Denis Sassou Nguesso, mediator in the CAR crisis, PANA learnt Friday from the Congolese presidency source. Full text...

  • Russia: Moscow, Tripoli agree on protection of Russian embassy in Libya
    07 february 2014 16:12:46
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - Russia has reached an agreement with Libyan authorities on how best to protect its embassy in Tripoli, Alexander Lukashevitch, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Niger: President Issoufou to attend Europe-Africa summit in Brussels
    03 february 2014 16:12:37
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Nigerien President, Issoufou Mahamadou, at an audience with the EU delegation leader in Niger, Raul Mateus Paula, on Monday received an invitation to participate in the Europe-Africa summit which will be held in Brussels 2-3 April, 2014, PANA reported, quoting the Nigerien press agency (NPA). Full text...

  • Morocco: Morocco summons Algerian Ambassador over Syrian deportations
    29 january 2014 10:14:48
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Moroccan Foreign Ministry Tuesday summoned the Algerian Ambassador to protest the recent deportation of Syrian refugees to Morocco, according to Morocco's official news agency, MAP. Full text...

  • Libya: Kidnapped Egyptian diplomats freed in Tripoli
    27 january 2014 18:38:31
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The five Egyptian diplomats, kidnapped at the weekend, have been freed, the Libyan foreign affairs Vice Minister, Abdelrazzak al-Karouidi, indicated here without giving details on the conditions for their release. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria salutes Madagascar’s new leader
    21 january 2014 09:04:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government has congratulated Hery Rajaonarimampianina on his election as the new President of Madagascar, which has been confirmed by that country's Special Electoral Court (CES). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Diplomats, officials granted visa waiver to China
    12 january 2014 11:52:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Diplomatic ties between the world most populous nation, China, and Africa’s largest black nation, Nigeria, entered the next level with the Asian country granting visa waivers to Nigerian diplomats and senior government officials. Full text...

  • Angola to host summit on political situation in Great Lakes Region
    10 january 2014 21:39:18
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The fifth ordinary summit of Heads of state and government of the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) will take place on 15 January in Luanda, Angola. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Malian President visits Mauritania
    10 january 2014 17:12:03
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, arrived here Friday, leading a high-powered delegation of members of his government, on an official visit to Mauritania, a PANA correspondent reported from the capital. Full text...

  • Senegal: Chinese FM minister visits Dakar Friday
    10 january 2014 12:18:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister, Wang Yi, arrived here Friday on the last stage of his African tour which had taken him to Ethiopia and Ghana, PANA learnt from diplomatic sources. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Malian president expected in Nouakchott Friday
    09 january 2014 12:04:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Malian president, Ibrahima Boubacar Keita, is expected in Nouakchott Friday for a three-day visit to Mauritania, PANA learnt Thursday from reliable sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 6 new Nigerian envoys receive letters of credence
    08 january 2014 18:04:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, on Wednesday handed out letters of credence to the six newly-appointed Nigerian envoys, charging them to protect the nation’s interest. Full text...

  • Niger: French Defence Minister meets President Issoufou
    02 january 2014 13:10:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou late Wednesday met in Niamey with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is currently touring the Sahel countries to visit French troops engaged in peacekeeping missions in the region, according to local news reports. Full text...

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