Politics - Diplomacy
  • Nigeria 'rejects' UK's extradition request for convicted money launderer
    31 march 2013 13:22:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has rejected a request from the UK for the extradition of a former governor of oil-rich Bayelsa State, Mr. Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, to to face money laundering charges in the European nation. Full text...

  • Govt of Premier Tiangaye only legitimate one in CAR - US
    30 march 2013 15:20:57
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has said the only legitimate government in the Central African Republic (CAR) is the government of national unity led by Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye. Full text...

  • Chinese President Xi affirms development cooperation with Africa
    25 march 2013 18:11:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday concluded a one-day state visit to Tanzania, affirming his country’s determination to strengthen cooperation with African countries in their pursuit of development. Full text...

  • France changes ambassadors in Mali and Senegal
    21 march 2013 22:16:47
    Paris, France (PANA) – France is changing its ambassadors in Mali and Senegal with Mr Gilles Huberson going to Mali and Mr Jean Félix-Paganon going to Senegal, the spokesperson for the French Foreign Affairs ministry, Philippe Lalliot, said on Thursday in Paris. Full text...

  • Libyan official, Egyptian authorities discuss refugees/prisoners swap
    21 march 2013 14:53:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Egyptian authorities have said they will hunt and arrest pro-Mouammar Kadhafi allies who may have taken refuge in Egypt after the fall of the former Libyan strongman, in return for the release of a group of Egyptian prisoners held in Libya. Full text...

  • Corruption pardon controversy: Nigeria says Bill Gates did not cancel trip
    19 march 2013 08:20:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian presidency has denied reports that American billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates cancelled his impending trip to Nigeria because of the controversy surrounding the pardon granted a former state governor who was convicted of money laundering. Full text...

  • Jonathan confirms killing of kidnapped foreign hostages in Nigeria
    18 march 2013 19:53:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Lebanese President Michel Sleiman began a two-day visit to Nigeria Monday with President Goodluck Jonathan saying that his administration was working hard to secure the release of the remains of some of the foreign hostages alleged to have been killed by the splinter Ansaru group of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Full text...

  • Bill Gates 'cancels' trip to Nigeria over pardon for corrupt ex-governor
    18 march 2013 12:50:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - American billionaire Bill Gates has cancelled his 27-28 March visit to Nigeria following the diplomatic row between the African nation and the US over the controversial pardon granted the former governor of oil-rich Bayelsa state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who was convicted of corruption, Nigeria's online Premium Times newspaper reported exclusively Monday. Full text...

  • Obama supports ongoing democratic transition in Libya
    14 march 2013 12:27:23
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has expressed his country's support for the ongoing democratic transition in Libya, according to a statement from the White House. Full text...

  • Rwanda turns down request to send troops to Mali
    13 march 2013 20:38:11
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Rwanda has turned down a request from Mali to join the international force involved in the liberation of the north of the West African country. Full text...

  • Nigeria sets up panel to probe attack on Embassy in Dakar
    13 march 2013 08:39:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has set up a board of inquiry to investigate the recent attack on the country's Embassy in Dakar. Full text...

  • Britain's Simmonds visits Malawi
    13 march 2013 07:28:06
    Blantyre, Malawi, (PANA) - Malawi's President Joyce Banda has expressed gratitude to Britain for what she has described as the “encouragement and support” extended to her administration’s Economic Recovery Plan. Full text...

  • Mauritius backs India's bid for permanent UN Security Council seat
    11 march 2013 20:59:03
    Pailles, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime minister, Navin Ramgoolam, on Monday said his country would continue to back India's bid for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council. Full text...

  • Chinese president visits Congo 29 March
    07 march 2013 16:13:15
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, will embark on a two-day visit to Congo on 29 March, official sources told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • President Jonathan begins four-day visit to Cote d'Ivoire
    26 february 2013 16:00:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, will Wednesday begin a four-day visit to Cote d’Ivoire, where he will join other ECOWAS leaders in Yamassoukrou for the 42nd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • French, Senegalese presidents to meet in Paris on Friday
    23 february 2013 11:38:26
    Paris, France (PANA) - French president François Hollande will on Friday host a working lunch for his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall, in Paris, French official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Activities of Nigerian diplomats now open for citizen scrutiny
    14 february 2013 18:50:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday said that henceforth, activities of Nigerian diplomats across the globe would now be thrown open for direct public scrutiny. Full text...

  • Gambian President receives new Senegalese envoy
    14 february 2013 15:22:29
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia Wednesday received, in Banjul, the Gambian capital, the new Senegalese ambassador, Ababacarr Diagne, who presented his letters of credence at the start of a diplomatic tour of duty to the West African nation. Full text...

  • Jonathan pledges to work for African unity
    14 february 2013 15:18:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Pledging that Nigeria strongly believes in the unity of African nations, Full text...

  • Hollande pledges France's support to Libya
    13 february 2013 18:36:03
    Paris, France (PANA) – French president François Hollande on Wednesday pledged the full support of his country to Libya saying it would help the North African state implement reforms needed to establish new, strong and republican institutions. Full text...

  • 'French support to Libya unchanged'
    12 february 2013 20:16:01
    Paris, France (PANA) – France's support for Libya has not changed after last May's electoral victory of President François Hollande, a political scientist has said. Full text...

  • French president, Libyan PM meet Wednesday in Paris
    11 february 2013 17:12:44
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French president, François Hollande, and the Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, will meet on Wednesday in Paris, France, to exchange views on relations between the two countries, the French presidency told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Presidents Boni Yayi, François Hollande meet in Paris Wednesday
    04 february 2013 10:49:46
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President François Hollande and his Beninese counterpart Boni Yayi will on Wednesday in Paris, France, hold a working lunch during which they will discuss the situation in Mali, the French presidency said Monday. Full text...

  • France assures terrorism will be stamped out in Mali
    03 february 2013 15:09:48
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – In addition to helping the Malian government stamp its authority and control across the country, France will ensure that terrorism will be completely eliminated from the West African nation. Full text...

  • Rwanda expels Belgian embassy military attaché
    30 january 2013 20:48:49
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Rwanda has expelled the military attaché of the Belgian embassy in Kigali, a Belgian government source told PANA on Wednesday in Brussels. Full text...

  • Jonathan says Nigeria, South Africa should leverage relations for continent's benefit
    30 january 2013 19:54:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday said that Nigeria and South Africa should leverage on the strong brotherly relations between them for the benefit of the African continent. Full text...

  • AU Commission chair in Luanda
    18 january 2013 12:17:44
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, arrived here Friday for a brief working visit to Angola. Full text...

  • Jonathan advocates friendly ties between Sudan, South Sudan
    16 january 2013 19:35:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday pledged that Nigeria would continue to ensure that South Sudan achieved peaceful and friendly relations with its neighbours, especially Sudan. Full text...

  • Angolan, South African leaders meet in Luanda
    16 january 2013 18:33:12
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - President José Eduardo dos Santos of Angola and his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, met here Wednesday, discussing matters of bilateral interest to the two countries, PANA reported, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • SA leader, Jacob Zuma, to visit Angola Wednesday
    14 january 2013 09:13:47
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The South African president, Jacob Zuma, will Wednesday pay a brief working visit to Angola during which he will discuss, with his Angolan counterpart, José Eduardo dos Santos, cooperation between the two nations. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President receives Sudanese envoy, to initiate Sudan-S/Sudan peace talks
    11 january 2013 17:48:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Friday received the Special Envoy of President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, pledging that Nigeria will initiate further talks to ensure a peaceful resolution of the dispute between Sudan and South Sudan over the Abyei region at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this month. Full text...

  • Gambian President dismisses EU's 17-point demand
    09 january 2013 19:30:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has dismissed the European Union's (EU) 17-point demand geared towards improved governance and respect for human rights in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Belgium's Ambassador to Congo recalled
    07 january 2013 18:20:38
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium's ambassador to Congo, Jan de Bruyne, has been recalled to Brussels for using undiplomatic language during an official function he hosted in the central African country. Full text...

  • Sudan, Somalia review bilateral relations
    02 january 2013 12:34:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and his Somali counterpart Hussein Sheikh Mahmoud have discussed how to strengthen the relations between the two countries and contribute to efforts to rebuild Somalia. Full text...

  • US greets Sudan on 57th independence anniversary
    01 january 2013 09:24:53
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has sent a congratulatory message to Sudan on the African nation's 57th independence anniversary, which is being observed Tuesday (1 Jan. 2013). Full text...

  • Rwanda lists priority as non-permanent member of UN Security Council
    31 december 2012 14:39:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda, which is due to begin its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council 1 Jan. 2013, has said finding a lasting solution to the crisis in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be its top priority while in the council. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President congratulates S/Korea's 1st female President-Elect
    21 december 2012 18:09:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Friday congratulated South Korea’s President-Elect Park Geun-hye on her victory in the country’s presidential elections. Full text...

  • US official on youth issues travels to Uganda, Zambia
    14 december 2012 09:36:08
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman has arrived in Kampala, Uganda, on a four-day visit, during which she will attend TEDxYouth@Bukoto, a forum to showcase young Africans’ innovative solutions to some of Africa’s most pressing challenges. Full text...

  • French, Ivorian presidents discuss Malian crisis in Paris
    05 december 2012 12:52:14
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President François Hollande and his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara, who also chairs the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Tuesday held talks in Paris on the situation in Mali, the French presidency announced. Full text...

  • Nigerian President warns African must stop exporting raw materials
    03 december 2012 19:05:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Receiving the outgoing Ugandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Christopher Onyango Aparr, and the departing Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ali Rifat Koksal, here Monday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said: "Africa has reached a stage where we must stop exporting raw materials to the outside world. Full text...

  • UN envoy discusses Mali, other issues with Gambian leader
    21 november 2012 14:10:44
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The United Nations special envoy for West Africa, Said Djinnit, on Tuesday held talks here with the Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, on a wide range of issues, including peace and stability in West Africa, especially in Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya offers to intensify diplomatic ties with Somalia
    16 november 2012 18:59:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki hailed the installation of Somalia's new cabinet Friday and announced plans to revive a government-to-government committee on bilateral cooperation. Full text...

  • Libya lauds Wade and Zuma
    12 november 2012 22:53:39
    Tripoli Libya (PANA) - Libya on Monday lauded former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade and South African president Jacob Zuma for their assistance to the North African country during its political crisis. Full text...

  • Hollande hosts Dlamini-Zuma in Paris Wednesday
    12 november 2012 12:42:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President François Hollande will Wednesday in Paris receive African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the French presidency said Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan rules out President Bashir's arrest in Juba
    07 november 2012 12:15:46
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has said it does not expect that President Omar al-Bashir will be arrested and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) during his forthcoming visit to Juba, capital of South Sudan. Full text...

  • New US envoy presents papers to Gambian president
    06 november 2012 14:16:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Edward M. Ned Alford, the new American Ambassador to the Gambia, Monday presented his credentials to the Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, in Banjul, the Gambian capital, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa moves to strengthen ties with Gabon
    10 october 2012 09:58:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe has urged businessmen from the country and Gabon to give meaning to bilateral agreements that the two countries have signed by contributing to increasing trade between the countries. Full text...

  • French president due in Dakar on 12 Oct
    08 october 2012 16:06:48
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President François Hollande will make a brief visit to Dakar, Senegal, this Friday, on his way to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he will attend the summit of the International Francophone Organization (OIF), scheduled for 12-14 October in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Annan, Mkapa due in Kenya ahead of 2013 polls
    08 october 2012 15:50:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and former Tanzanian president, Benjamin Mkapa, were due in Nairobi, Kenya, late Monday for a four-day visit in their capacities as members of the African Union Panel of Eminent African Personalities. Full text...

  • Malawi's Banda justifies 'globe-trotting'
    05 october 2012 14:54:05
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda, under fire for her penchant for travels, has justified her jet-set life, saying she has to travel to woo back donors and attract investors. Full text...

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