Politics - Diplomacy
  • 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...

  • Gambia condemns violence in South Sudan, CAR
    23 december 2013 18:56:22
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian government has condemned the ongoing violence in South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR), according to an official statement received here by PANA Monday. Full text...

  • CAR special envoy meets Niger President Issoufou
    19 december 2013 21:52:39
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The special envoy of Central African Republic (CAR), Bocoum Ibrahim, on Thursday called on Niger's President, Mahamadou Issoufou, and briefed him on the current events in the troubled country where hundreds of civilians have been killed in the past few weeks. Full text...

  • Libya wants top pro-Kadhafi official extradited from Egypt
    13 december 2013 14:22:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has asked Egypt to extradite Ahmed Kadhaf al-Dem, former coordinator of the Libya-Egypt relations under the regime of Mouammar Khadafi. Full text...

  • US dedicates new Embassy in Malabo
    12 december 2013 08:41:57
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has dedicated its new Embassy in Malabo, which has been described by the US as a ''symbol of our friendship and bilateral relationship with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea''. Full text...

  • Mandela: 'SA needs to appreciate Nigeria’s role in ending apartheid'
    10 december 2013 08:54:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As the world continues to pay tribute to anti-Apartheid hero Nelson Mandela who died last Thursday, the Governor of Lagos state in Nigeria's South-west, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has called on the South Africa government to acknowledged and show more appreciation for Nigeria’s front line role in ending Apartheid in the country. Full text...

  • Algerian Prime Minister to visit Libya this month
    07 december 2013 17:25:45
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal announced on Saturday that he would visit Libya at the end December to discuss matters related to the security of the two neighbours. Full text...

  • Ethiopian PM in Sudan for talks with Al-Bashir
    03 december 2013 17:07:20
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalegn, arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday for a meeting of the Sudan-Ethiopia Joint High Commission he co-chairs with President Omar Al-Bashir of the Sudan. Full text...

  • ‘Banda not barred from entering EU’
    03 december 2013 12:39:30
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The European Union (EU) delegation in Lilongwe and the Malawi mission to the EU in Brussels have denied reports that President Joyce Banda cancelled her trip to Brussels last week because she was barred from entering the EU, following financial scandals currently rocking her government. Full text...

  • Jonathan says Nigeria ready to welcome foreign investors, receives 2 new diplomats
    26 november 2013 18:24:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja said that Nigeria would continue to welcome investors from South Africa and other African countries in keeping with its commitment to the promotion of intra-African trade and economic relations. Full text...

  • Pretoria salutes nuclear breakthrough
    26 november 2013 11:28:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government Tuesday welcomed the successful conclusion of the negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, between China, France, Germany, Russia, the US, the UK and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which culminated in the Full text...

  • Nigeria demands apology from India over citizen's death
    12 november 2013 12:27:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has demanded an unreserved apology from the Indian government over the death of a Nigerian citizen, Obodo Uzoma Simeon, and alleged discriminatory attacks on Nigerians in the Asian nation. Full text...

  • Jonathan, Jammeh reaffirm Africa's demand for UN Security Council reform
    09 november 2013 17:46:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and his Gambian counterpart, Yahya Jammeh, on Saturday in Banjul, Gambia, re-stated Africa’s demand for the urgent reformation of the United Nations, according to a Nigerian presidency press statement, received here by PANA. Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire commissions consulate in Togo
    31 october 2013 13:13:42
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Cote d’Ivoire has opened a Consulate in Lome in an effort to facilitate administrative formalities for Ivorians resident in Togo and enhance the cooperation between the two West African countries, PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • UN envoy praises Nigeria, Cameroon on Bakassi sovereignty transfer
    23 october 2013 22:31:20
    New York, US (PANA) – Mr. Said Djinnit, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, has praised Nigeria and Cameroon for their commitment that led to the transfer of sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon, and cited the process as a good example of preventive diplomacy. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Gabon to sign cooperation agreements this week
    14 october 2013 13:30:48
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius and Gabon are to sign a number of agreements when the Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, pays a four-day official visit to Mauritius from 16 October. Full text...

  • French President arrives SA
    14 october 2013 11:24:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - French President Francois Hollande arrived in South Africa on Monday at the start on a two-day state visit, during which he is expected to push for greater co-operation with Pretoria on African crises. Full text...

  • Jonathan wants African nations to shun dependency partnerships
    10 october 2013 16:43:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Thursday in Abuja urged African leaders to do more to fully develop and exploit their countries’ comparative economic advantages over other parts of the world, for the benefit of their people. Full text...

  • Nigeria angered by citizens' killing in G/Bissau, orders probe
    10 october 2013 14:59:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Angered by the reported killing of three of its nationals in Guinea-Bissau Tuesday over their alleged role in the disappearance of a boy and the attack on the country's embassy in Bissau, Nigeria has ordered an investigation into the incidents. Full text...

  • Libyan FA ministry condemns attack on Russian embassy in Tripoli
    04 october 2013 14:41:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Foreign Affairs ministry has condemned Thursday's attack on the Russian embassy in Tripoli by unidentified men, describing the act as irresponsible and likely to undermine the relations between Libya and Russia. Full text...

  • Nigeria wants expanded bilateral relations with UAE
    04 october 2013 14:26:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Friday called for an expansion of bilateral relations between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates UAE). Full text...

  • Libyan PM, US Secretary of State meet in New York
    27 september 2013 14:53:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Thursday held talks in New York with the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Libyan radio reported Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritania pledges to reinforce cooperation with Mali
    22 september 2013 15:09:27
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – In his congratulatory message to the newly-inaugurated Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Sunday pledged his country's commitment to the friendly relations between Nouakchott and Bamako. Full text...

  • EU congratulates new Malian president
    19 september 2013 17:42:49
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Council Chairman, Herman Van Rompuy, and the European Union Commission Chief, Manuel Barroso, on Thursday congratulated Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was inaugurated as the new Mali president earlier in the day in Bamako, the Malian capital. Full text...

  • Jonathan to attend inauguration of new Malian president
    18 september 2013 19:06:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan will undertake a brief visit to Bamako, Mali, Thursday for the ceremonial inauguration of Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as the new Malian President. Full text...

  • Sudan hails ''positive development'' after South Sudanese President's visit
    16 september 2013 10:40:00
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has hailed the ''positive development'' in its relations with South Sudan following the recent visit to Khartoum of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. Full text...

  • Ivorian President, Ouattara, visits Nigeria
    13 september 2013 14:15:41
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivoirian president, Alassane Ouattara, was due here Friday on his way to Kaduna, north-central Nigeria, to attend the graduation ceremony of the Nigerian Defense academy, official source told PANA here. Full text...

  • Kazakhstan to open embassies in Ethiopia, South Africa
    12 september 2013 14:02:25
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Kazakhstan plans to open embassies in Ethiopia and South Africa in order to strengthen its ties with Africa and the African Union (AU), the Asian country’s special envoy, Mr. Barylbay Sadykov, said here Thursday. Full text...

  • US lifts restriction on assistance to Mali
    07 september 2013 11:41:29
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has lifted the restriction on assistance to the Malian government, following the country's successful transition to democratic rule, the US State Department has said. Full text...

  • President Jonathan to go on state visit to Kenya
    04 september 2013 19:31:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - At the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nigerian leader, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, will Thursday embark on a three-day state visit to Kenya, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, said in a statement here. Full text...

  • Great Lakes region leaders to meet Thursday on East DRC crisis
    03 september 2013 18:24:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – An extraordinary summit of all the 11 heads of State involved in the initiative, dubbed the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region, is to be held Thursday in Kampala, Uganda, to discuss security issues in the East African sub-region, particularly the ongoing crisis in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), official sources in Kigali announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • AUC Chairperson receives Argentine envoy, ECCAS chief
    03 september 2013 14:40:52
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Argentina has re-opened its embassy in Ethiopia in order to work closely with the African Union (AU) “on very important issues”, the South American country’s newly-appointed ambassador, Gustavo Grippo, disclosed. Full text...

  • Egyptian, Libyan FMs discuss border security
    02 september 2013 14:35:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Foreign Minister, Nabil Fahmy, and his Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, on Sunday in Cairo discussed ways and means of enhancing their countries’ bilateral cooperation, particularly their common border security, according to Libyan national television. Full text...

  • Mauritanian govt. condemns hostile demonstrations at Arab chancelleries
    29 august 2013 21:00:48
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian government on Thursday strongly condemned demonstrations held by “small extremist groups and isolated individuals” at a number of chancelleries of Arab countries in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Thailand can share experiences - President Jonathan
    19 august 2013 19:14:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday said that Nigeria and Thailand could benefit from each other’s development experiences, according to a press statement from his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati. Full text...

  • Zuma salutes Mali’s President-elect
    19 august 2013 11:30:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Monday saluted Malian President-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his election victory. Full text...

  • Belgium closes Cairo embassy Wednesday
    14 august 2013 19:20:00
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium on Wednesday closed its embassy in Cairo because of latest violence that broke out in the north African country, according to a press statement from the Belgian foreign affairs ministry. Full text...

  • Sherman to lead US delegation to Nigeria meeting
    08 august 2013 09:18:15
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has announced that Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will lead the U.S. delegation in the Regional Security Cooperation Working Group meeting of the US-Nigeria Binational Commission (BNC), to be held in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, 15 Aug. Full text...

  • EU top official visits Egypt, takes stock of latest development
    29 july 2013 15:32:09
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Commissioner, Catherine Ashton, on Monday began a visit to Egypt to take stock of the latest development in the North African country, currently grappling with political turmoil, an official EU communiqué, obtained by PANA here Monday, indicated. Full text...

  • Burundi, Congo to strengthen bilateral ties
    28 july 2013 13:10:16
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Congo and Burundi have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties, as part of the fallout of the three-day visit to Burundi by Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President seeks more intra-African trade
    25 july 2013 14:19:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has urged African nations to make a greater effort to boost formal economic and trade relations among them. Full text...

  • Libyan, Egyptian FMs discuss cooperation ties
    24 july 2013 15:53:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Mohamed Abdel Aziz and Nabi Fahmi, the Libyan and Egyptian foreign ministers respectively, held a telephone conversation Tuesday during which they discussed ways of enhancing existing cooperation ties between the two countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Kenya sign Joint Commission pact
    16 july 2013 19:24:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria and Kenya on Tuesday signed an agreement for the establishment of a Joint Commission for Cooperation. Full text...

  • Jonathan seeks stronger Nigeria-US bi-national commission
    16 july 2013 18:32:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday called for the further strengthening of the Nigeria-US Bi-National Commission to make it a more productive platform for boosting bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • NGO wants Nigeria sanctioned for failing to arrest al-Bashir
    15 july 2013 17:46:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian NGO Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Monday asked International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to urgently refer the Nigerian government to the UN Security Council for failing to arrest President Omar al-Bashir and surrender him to the court to face fair trial on the charges against him. Full text...

  • Mauritania urges Egyptians to go for dialogue
    04 july 2013 19:12:54
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian government, saying that it has "duly noted" the change of government in Egypt, Thursday urging stakeholders in the north African country to quickly revive its national reconciliation commission aimed at entrenching inclusive dialogue and avoiding further deterioration of the political situation there. Full text...

  • US 'values' its relations with DR Congo
    30 june 2013 09:09:18
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has said it values its relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), while pledging to continue working with the African nation so it can achieve peace and prosperity. Full text...

  • AfDB President flies to Tanzania for Obama's visit
    28 june 2013 14:26:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said its President, Donald Kaberuka, will travel to Tanzania at the weekend where he is expected to meet with the visiting US President, Barack Obama, PANA reported from here Friday. Full text...

  • US to broaden relations with Mozambique
    26 june 2013 09:07:13
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has assured of stronger relations with Mozambique so that the two nations can jointly tackle issues of interest to them. Full text...

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