Politics - Summit
  • EU welcomes Mano River Union in Rabat
    15 march 2002 20:11:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union Friday hailed the progress of political dialogue during the Mano River Union summit held 27 February in Rabat at the behest of King Mohamed VI. Full text...

  • Freetown believes Mano River Union will see stability soon
    01 march 2002 22:17:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Sierra Leonean government Friday expressed optimistic about the complete restoration of stability shortly in the Mano River Union, following the just- ended summit by its leaders in Rabat, Morocco. Full text...

  • Conte hails Rabat's role in success of mini summit
    01 march 2002 21:59:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- President Lansana Conte of Guinea Friday praised Morocco for the "very important role played in the success of the Mano River Union summit". Full text...

  • Libya hails Mano River Union summit in Rabat
    01 march 2002 21:09:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya has hailed the recent summit of the Mano River Union comprising Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, whose leaders met Wednesday in Rabat following initiatives by King Mohamed VI of Morocco. Full text...

  • Morocco to host another MRU peace talks
    01 march 2002 15:07:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Morocco is expected to convene another Mano River Union (MRU) peace talks in April, Liberian President Charles Taylor said Friday in Monrovia. Full text...

  • Commonwealth leaders prepare for summit in Australia
    28 february 2002 15:44:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Some 40 leaders are expected to attend the first Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2-5 March in the millennium in Coolum, Australia, the Commonwealth Secretariat said Thursday in a press release in London. Full text...

  • Mano River Union leaders call for support to maintain peace
    27 february 2002 23:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Leaders of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have called on the United Nations to support efforts for peace and reconciliation in the three countries. Full text...

  • UE welcomes Mano River Union summit in Rabat
    27 february 2002 22:29:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- European Union authorities Wednesday welcomed the successful conclusion of a summit in Rabat attended by the presidents of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia at the initiative of King Mohammed VI of Morocco. Full text...

  • Bush meets three African leaders
    27 february 2002 08:37:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- US President George W. Full text...

  • Three West African leaders to meet in Rabat
    26 february 2002 22:57:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Sierra Leonean President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Guinea's Lansana Conte and Charles Taylor of Liberia arrived Tuesday afternoon in Rabat to attend Wednesday's summit of the River Mano Union (MRU), reports PANA's correspondent in the Moroccan capital. Full text...

  • Kabbah, Conte in Rabat for Mano River Union summit
    26 february 2002 18:18:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Presidents Ahmed Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone and Lansana Conte of Guinea arrived Tuesday afternoon in Rabat for a Mano River Union summit that also involves President Charles Taylor of Liberia. Full text...

  • Rabat convenes Mano River Union summit Wednesday
    26 february 2002 16:53:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Leaders of the Mano River Union comprising Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will on Wednesday attend a summit in Rabat, the Moroccan foreign ministry confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Morocco to host Mano River Union meeting
    21 february 2002 13:49:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Morocco is to hold a summit of the Mano River Union (MRU) in Rabat on 27 February in a bid to Lower the prevailing tension between the member states - Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Kadhafi invites Mubarak to next CEN-SAD summit
    18 february 2002 23:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Colonel Kadhafi, has sent an invitation to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to participate in the 4th summit of the Community of Saharan-Sahelian States (CEN-SAD) slated for 6-7 March in Libya, the Libyan news agency (JANA) reported Monday. Full text...

  • President Ben Ali to attend CEN-SAD summit in Libya
    16 february 2002 11:55:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A special envoy of Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi has delivered an invitation letter to Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis to attend the Community of Saharan-Sahelian States (CEN-SAD) summit scheduled for 6-7 March in Libya. Full text...

  • Moroccan minister to attend OIC/EU summit in Istanbul
    13 february 2002 18:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's minister in charge of Islamic Affairs, Andelkebir Alaoui M'Daghri, will represent his country at a summit jointly organised by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the European Union (EU). Full text...

  • Kagame, Museveni to meet Thursday
    11 february 2002 15:38:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni are to meet Thursday at the Gatuna border, an official statement said in Kigali Monday. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD summit for 6-7 March convenes in Sirte
    05 february 2002 17:58:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) plans to convene its 6-7 March summit in Sirte, Libya, the organisation's secretary general, Dr. Full text...

  • CEMAC seeks international support for peace in Chad
    17 january 2002 19:58:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Leaders of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) have asked the international community to support the Chadian peace agreement signed 7 January. Full text...

  • Ben Ali calls for Maghreb summit this year
    16 january 2002 22:04:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is calling for a summit this year to revive the Maghreb Arab Union (UMA), paralysed since 1995 due to the dispute between Rabat and Algiers over the Western Sahara. Full text...

  • Brazzaville to host summit devoted to CAR crisis
    15 january 2002 22:45:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Central African Republic's crisis will be the main topic at an extraordinary summit of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) to be held in Brazzaville, Congo Wednesday. Full text...

  • Instability scares off investment, Malawi official warns
    12 january 2002 17:23:00
    Malawi- Blantyre (PANA) -- Vice President Justin Mawelezi of Malawi has warned that conflicts and abject poverty in southern Africa cannot but compromise the sub region's chances of attracting meaningful direct foreign investment. Full text...

  • SADC's summit will also discuss ways to fund African Union
    11 january 2002 19:52:00
    Blantyre- Malawi, PANA - The African Union (AU) is- to begin its operations in July this year, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Deputy Executive Secretary Albert Muchanga said at a news conference Friday in Blantyre. Full text...

  • Malawi to host extraordinary SADC summit on conflicts
    11 january 2002 19:40:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The conflicts in DR Congo and Angola, and the political and economic crises in Zimbabwe are at the centre of an extraordinary summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) billed for 14 January in Blantyre, Malawi. Full text...

  • Advocating for AIDS Sufferers at SADC Summit
    09 january 2002 15:04:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- An economist from Harvard University, Jeffrey Sachs will advocate for AIDS sufferers at next Monday's extraordinary summit of the Southern Africa Development Community to be held here. Full text...

  • Libya opts for Egypt as venue for next Arab summit
    06 january 2002 10:38:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary of the Libyan People's General Committee for African Unity, Dr Ali Triki, said that Libya has officially requested the Arab League to consider holding the next Arab Summit slated for March at the league's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Full text...

  • Experts prepare for IGAD summit
    05 january 2002 13:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Experts from the member states of the East African Inter-government Authority for Development (IGAD) are currently considering the agenda of its summit, scheduled 10- 11 January in Khartoum. Full text...

  • Konare hands over ECOWAS mantle, challenges colleagues
    21 december 2001 22:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare handed over the mantle of ECOWAS leadership to Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade at the end of a sub-regional Summit in Dakar Friday, and challenged his colleagues to work toward a federated West Africa within the African Union. Full text...

  • The 25th summit of ECOWAS heads of State starts in Dakar
    20 december 2001 23:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 25th summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is expected to conclude its session in Dakar Friday with the election of the sub-regional body's executive secretary. Full text...

  • ECOWAS chairman hails progress, but warns of new threats
    20 december 2001 19:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The outgoing chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has hailed grounds covered 25 years on by the sub regional concert, but warned of new challenges from globalisation and international terrorism. Full text...

  • Taylor, Conte absent from ECOWAS Summit
    20 december 2001 18:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- ECOWAS leaders began their 25th ordinary Summit in the Senegalese capital of Dakar Thursday without Presidents Charles Taylor of Liberia and Lansana Conte of Guinea, whose restive Mano River Union countries are top on the Summit agenda. Full text...

  • ECOWAS chairman hails progress, but warns of new threats
    20 december 2001 18:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The outgoing chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has hailed grounds covered 25 years on by the sub regional concert, but warned of new challenges from globalisation and international terrorism. Full text...

  • CEMAC leaders hold summit Saturday in Yaounde
    07 december 2001 23:52:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The idea for a joint air transport company would highly feature in discussions at the 3rd Central African Economic and Monetary Union (CEMAC) summit, which convenes Saturday in Yaounde, official sources said Friday. Full text...

  • CEMAC seeks solution to crisis in the Central African Republic
    06 december 2001 14:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Leaders of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) Wednesday rose from an extraordinary summit in Libreville, Gabon reaffirming their commitment to lasting peace and stability in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Chiluba hails Khartoum Summit on Central African Republic
    04 december 2001 12:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba has commended the just-ended mini-Summit in Sudan and expressed optimism that peace would soon return to the troubled Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Regional leaders agree on Peacekeeping force for CAR
    04 december 2001 12:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A regional mini-Summit on the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) ended in Khartoum, Sudan Monday night, with an agreement to set up a peacekeeping force to be deployed to that troubled country. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: Appraising sub-regional integration process
    03 december 2001 13:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- ECOWAS leaders hold their 25th Ordinary Summit in Dakar, Senegal, 20-21 December, to review the Community's integration programmes under the shadow of a raging US-led global war against terrorism. Full text...

  • IGAD summit set for 11 January in Khartoum
    25 november 2001 13:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The annual summit of the East African Inter-Government Authority for Development, or IGAD, has been slated for 11 January in Khartoum, IGAD Executive Secretary Attalla Bashir said Sunday in the Sudanese capital. Full text...

  • Senegal hosts next ECOWAS Summit in December
    15 november 2001 19:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 2001 Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) holds in Dakar, Senegal 21-22 December, sources at the Abuja-based 15-nation organisation confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Summit on New Africa Initiative opens in Abuja
    23 october 2001 14:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The inaugural meeting of the Implementation Committee on the New Africa Initiative (NAI) opened in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja Tuesday, with host President Olusegun Obasanjo declaring that a new dawn is about to break in Africa. Full text...

  • Mbeki leaves for Abuja
    23 october 2001 09:13:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki departed for Abuja, Nigeria Tuesday, to attend the Implementation Committee Summit on the New African Initiative for development. Full text...

  • Bouteflika due in Abuja Monday for mini-African Summit
    20 october 2001 19:48:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is due in Abuja, the Nigerian capital Monday for a mini-Summit on Africa's economic development, official sources said in Algiers Saturday. Full text...

  • Annan welcomes meeting of Mano River Union leaders
    10 october 2001 19:13:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- UN secretary general, Kofi Annan looks forward to the convening of the proposed summit of the heads of state of the Mano River Union (MRU) next January, a UN statement said Wednesday in Monrovia. Full text...

  • Chiluba to deliver keynote speech at Africa summit
    09 october 2001 20:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Current OAU Chairman, Zambian President Frederick Chiluba would on Wednesday deliver the key-note address at the opening of the African Initiative summit in Brussels, official sources in Lusaka said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burundi summit deferred to next week
    01 october 2001 22:06:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A one-day regional summit on Burundi collapsed Monday in Arusha, north Tanzania, after delegates failed to hammer out the finer details of the country's peace deal within the planned time, an official told PANA. Full text...

  • Summit takes pulse of Burundi peace process
    30 september 2001 18:14:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- At least a dozen African Heads of State and Government are assembling in Tanzania's northern town of Arusha to assess implementation of the Burundi peace agreement. Full text...

  • Kabila, Kagame agree on steps to end conflict
    26 september 2001 20:45:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Presidents Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Paul Kagame of Rwanda have agreed on measures to end the protracted Congolese conflict, Malawi President Bakili Muluzi announced late Wednesday. Full text...

  • SADC To Continue Mediation Role In Zimbabwe Land Crisis
    11 september 2001 23:30:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Leaders of the Southern Africa Development Community Tuesday pledged to continue their mediation role until an amicable solution was found to Zimbabwe's land crisis which threatens to snowball into their countries. Full text...

  • Six leaders attend Yamoussoukro ECOWAS mini summit
    10 september 2001 23:46:00
    Yamoussoukro- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five African presidents on Monday attended a mini-summit of the Economic Community of West African States convened by the Ivorian head of state, Laurent Gbagbo in Yamoussoukro. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean crisis, land reform worries SADC leaders
    15 august 2001 12:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At their summit in Blantyre, Malawi leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have expressed concern with simmering violence in Zimbabwe's land reform, conceding that the problem was a challenge facing the entire sub region. Full text...

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