Politics - Summit
  • Congo: President Nguesso for AU summit
    29 january 2014 14:41:25
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese President, Denis Sassou Nguesso, was due Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to take part in the 22th ordinary session of the Summit of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government, scheduled for 30-31 January, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU to pass resolution in support of Palestine self-determination
    29 january 2014 11:56:20
    Addis, Ababa (Ethiopia) - African leaders gathered in Addis Ababa for their 30-31 Jan. summit are expected to pass a resolution reaffirming their support for the total liberation of Palestine, a top diplomat told PANA in the Ethiopian capital Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU Summit asked to declare 2016 African Human Rights Year
    29 january 2014 11:45:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa’s premier human rights bodies have asked the African Union (AU) to declare 2016 the continent's human rights year marking a veritable watershed in its human rights trajectory. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU Commissioner for Development to attend AU Summit
    29 january 2014 10:09:16
    Brussells, Belgium (PANA) - EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will attend the African Union (AU) Summit due to open Thursday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the EU said in a statement obtained by PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: South Africa, Niger join AU PSC
    29 january 2014 10:05:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Africa and Niger are among the 10 countries elected Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as new members of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council for a two-year term, PANA reported Wednesday, quoting diplomatic sources here. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma arrives in Addis Ababa for AU session
    29 january 2014 08:44:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the African Union (AU) summit which gets underway Thursday, under the theme: "2014 - Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, Marking the 10th Anniversary of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme". Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU calls on international community to assist Madagascar
    28 january 2014 22:29:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) has called on the international community to provide the necessary support to Madagascar to help the country consolidate the “remarkable gains” it has made. Full text...

  • US: America sends 10-member delegation to AU Summit
    28 january 2014 19:48:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US government is sending a high-powered, 10-member delegation to the 22nd African Union (AU) Summit, holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30-31 January, the US State Department said in a press statement, received here Tuesday by PANA. Full text...

  • Sudan: Al-Bashir due in Addis for AU summit
    28 january 2014 16:29:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was due in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday to participate in the 22nd ordinary session of the African Union (AU) summit holding 30-31 January, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian president to attend AU Summit
    28 january 2014 12:24:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Tuesday left Nouakchott for Addis Ababa to attend the African Union (AU) Summit scheduled for later this week in the Ethiopian capital, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Madagascar regains AU membership
    27 january 2014 13:15:56
    Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) - Madagascar is back at the African Union (AU) after the Peace and Security Council (PSC) Monday lifted the sanctions imposed on the country for an unconstitutional change in government, an AU source told PANA here. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African leaders told to build inclusive societies to end conflicts
    27 january 2014 12:30:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Monday urged political leaders on the continent to build inclusive and tolerant societies if they want to put an end to civil wars and other violent conflicts. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU defines continental agenda for 2063
    26 january 2014 08:32:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ahead of the 22nd summit of African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) Saturday engaged in a three-day brainstorming session on critical issues relating to the continental agenda for 2063 and the state of the Union. Full text...

  • US: Malian President to take part in US-Africa summit in August
    23 january 2014 14:45:44
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, is one of the 47 African leaders invited by the US President, Barack Obama, to a US-Africa summit scheduled for 5-6 August, 2014, in Washington, the Malian press reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan: IGAD Summit on South Sudan called off
    21 january 2014 15:35:21
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government said here Tuesday that it has received an urgent notification by the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), cancelling an IGAD summit that was scheduled for the South Sudanese capital, Juba, on Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal: President Sall attends world energy summit
    20 january 2014 16:58:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese leader, Macky Sall, is in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, attending a world summit on energy of the future, according to an official press statement, obtained by PANA here. Full text...

  • South Sudan: IGAD leaders to meet in Juba
    20 january 2014 14:11:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese leader Omar Al-Bashir was Monday briefed by his Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti, on preparations for a summit of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), due to be held in Juba Thursday, to discuss the situation in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Museveni: Mozambique, Malawi should belong to Great Lakes Region
    15 january 2014 21:39:55
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday said Mozambique and Malawi should be members of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (CIRGL) because of their "historic link" with the eastern coast and Africa’s Great Lakes. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma departs for ICGLR summit
    14 january 2014 12:23:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) South Africa's President Jacob Zuma Tuesday morning departed for Luanda to attend the 5th Ordinary Summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), scheduled for Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: PM to attend regional summit on CAR
    09 january 2014 11:46:30
    Douala, Cameroun (PANA) - Cameroon will be represented at the upcoming Summit on the Central African Republic (CAR) in the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, by Prime Minister Philémon Yang. Full text...

  • Burundi: President Nkurunziza for Summit on CAR
    07 january 2014 14:44:52
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, has invited his Burundian counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza, to take part in a Summit of the Central African Economic Community (CEAC) to discuss the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), PANA learnt Tuesday from official sources here. Full text...

  • AU Assembly meets January 2014 in Addis Ababa
    19 december 2013 14:17:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union (AU) leaders will hold their 22nd ordinary summit at the organisation’s headquarters here from 30-31 January, 2014, it was officially announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • France sends more troops to CAR
    07 december 2013 14:42:45
    Paris, France (PANA) – France has increased the number of its troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) to 1,200, following violence that has erupted in Bangui since Thursday with the loss of some 300 lives, according to humanitarian organizations. Full text...

  • France calls for new military partnership with Africa
    07 december 2013 14:19:46
    Paris, France (PANA) – French president François Hollande has called for a new military partnership between France and Africa at the Summit on Peace and Security in Africa that opened on Friday in the French capital, Paris. Full text...

  • Paris Summit is in support of peace, security in Africa - President Hollande
    04 december 2013 18:32:29
    Paris, France (PANA) – The 6-7 Dec. 2013 Summit on Peace and Security in Africa is France's response to the will of African leaders to create a rapid intervention force that was announced at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May. Full text...

  • Many African presidents invited for summit on peace, security in Africa
    04 december 2013 12:59:03
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President François Hollande has invited many African presidents for the 6-7 Dec. 2013 Summit on Peace and security in Africa, to be held in the French capital, Paris, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian President to attend Africa security summit in France
    03 december 2013 18:35:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, is due in Germany shortly on his way to Paris, France, where he is scheduled to participate in the Summit on Peace and Security in Africa. Full text...

  • Afro-Arab Summit adopts plan to combat terrorism, human trafficking
    20 november 2013 23:01:47
    Kuwait City, Kuwait (PANA) - African and Arab leaders adopted a wide-ranging plan to fight terrorism and illegal migration into their countries after both sides agreed to respect international laws in dealing with illegal immigrants. Full text...

  • Afro-Arab Summit: African, Arab leaders agree to boost agriculture financing in Africa
    20 november 2013 15:59:24
    Kuwait City, Kuwait (PANA) - African and Arab leaders rose from a two-day Summit on boosting economic cooperation Wednesday, with a declaration to pump more funds into Arabian financial institutions to promote Africa’s development, fight hunger and food shortages in both regions. Full text...

  • Afro-Arab Summit: AU plans to tap from Kuwait’s US$ 1 billion Africa loan
    20 november 2013 14:03:09
    Kuwait City, Kuwait (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) is ready to lay out detailed plans on how African countries could effectively tap the US$ 1 billion pledged for investments over the next five years, the AUC President, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU explains sanctions against Egypt
    20 november 2013 07:45:21
    Kuwait City, Kuwait (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has explained that the sanctions against Egypt were imposed following the illegal transfer of power in the North African nation, rather than for any extraneous reasons as being peddled in certain quarters. Full text...

  • Afro-Arab Summit: Kenya sues for better job deals for Africans
    19 november 2013 17:42:39
    Kuwait City, Kuwait (PANA) - The poor treatment of migrant African workers in most Arab states was top on the agenda at the third African-Arab Summit which opened here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Afro-Arab Summit opens amid fresh optimism for growth prospects
    19 november 2013 11:37:24
    Kuwait City, Kuwait (PANA) - African and Arab leaders kicked off two-days of talks in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Tuesday, hoping to hammer out a series of deals to boost trade, agriculture and joint investment projects. Full text...

  • Bashir to attend Afro-Arab summit meeting in Kuwait
    17 november 2013 14:05:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir is scheduled to leave for Kuwait on Monday to participate in the Third Afro-Arab summit to be held there on Tuesday, the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported on Sunday. Full text...

  • 3rd Afro-Arab Summit launched in Kuwait
    24 october 2013 15:57:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The third Afro-Arab Summit, slated for November, was officially launched Wednesday in Kuwait City, the African Union (AU) revealed in a statement obtained here by PANA. Full text...

  • US urges Sudan, South Sudan to make progress on Abyei's final status
    24 october 2013 08:32:00
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has urged Sudan and South Sudan to make progress in resolving the final status of the disputed oil-rich Abyei region, on the basis of the 21 Sept. 2012 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) proposal. Full text...

  • Sudan, South Sudan Presidents hold summit Tuesday
    21 october 2013 09:35:20
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan will visit neighbouring South Sudan Tuesday, for the second time this year, for talks with President Salva Kiir Mayardit on developments in oil-rich Abyei Area, a region contested by the two countries since South Sudan gained its independence in 2011. Full text...

  • Human Rights Watch accuses African leaders of undermining AU Charter
    13 october 2013 10:38:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A top official of the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused African leaders of undermining the African Union (AU) Charter through their decision that no sitting African leader should be made to appear before any international court. Full text...

  • ‘No sitting head of state should stand in the box’ - AU
    12 october 2013 13:15:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A sitting head of state or government should not be prosecuted while in office, the 15th extraordinary meeting of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) has said. Full text...

  • Ivorian president to attend AU Extraordinary summit on ICC
    11 october 2013 14:39:02
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – President Alassane Ouattara will lead the Ivorian team to the extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU), holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Saturday at which relations between Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be discussed. Full text...

  • 'ICC should be stopped from treating Africans in condescending manner'
    11 october 2013 14:13:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) should not be allowed to continue treating Africa and Africans in a condescending manner, the chair of the AU Executive Council, who is also Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said here Friday. Full text...

  • Zuma leads SA delegation to Extraordinary AU summit
    11 october 2013 10:15:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma is leading a South African delegation to the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa on Saturday. Full text...

  • AU Executive Council begins 15th extraordinary session in Addis Ababa
    11 october 2013 08:40:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Foreign Affairs Ministers who constitute the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) converge on the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Friday for a one-day extraordinary session to discuss the continent’s relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • Nigeria's President for AU's extraordinary summit
    10 october 2013 18:46:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is billed to leave for Addis Ababa Friday to attend the 11-12 Oct. African Union (AU) Extraordinary Summit in the Ethiopian capital. Full text...

  • AU holds extraordinary summit in Addis Ababa
    05 october 2013 08:00:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa’s relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be the theme of discussion at a one-day extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) due to take place here on 12 Oct. 2013, the AU Commission has announced. Full text...

  • Civil society, Diaspora invited to Jan. 2014 AU Summit
    19 september 2013 12:46:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Underlining its emphasis on having a people-driven organisation in line with the established tradition, the African Union Commission (AUC) Thursday invited members of the African civil society and Diaspora to apply for participation as observers at the next AU Summit. Full text...

  • AU welcomes outcome of Sudan, South Sudan summit
    06 september 2013 09:43:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Sudan’s decision to indefinitely suspend the shutdown of the transportation and processing of oil from South Sudan is encouraging, according to African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Full text...

  • Zuma in Russia for G20 Summit
    04 september 2013 09:12:23
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is in St Petersburg, Russia, for the G20 Leaders' Summit which kicks off on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kagame, Museveni, Kenyatta meet in Mombasa
    28 august 2013 18:45:06
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The leaders of Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya were due to meet Wednesday in Mombasa, Kenya, for a two-day mini-summit on the development of infrastructures in the sub region, official sources indicated here. Full text...

  • SADC, Africa endorse Mugabe, civil rights group disagrees
    17 august 2013 15:28:36
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Leaders from Southern Africa and the African Union (AU), attending an annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, Saturday endorsed the disputed elections in Zimbabwe, calling it "free and peaceful". Full text...

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