Politics - Summit
  • Tanzanian to command MONUSCO special brigade
    28 january 2013 20:59:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) –A special brigade of some 2,000 soldiers, which will be set up within the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO), will be headed by a Tanzanian official. Full text...

  • African leaders pledge US$50 million for Mali liberation
    28 january 2013 19:52:40
    Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African leaders ended their meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday with a pledge of US$50 million for the Mali International Support Mission (MISMA). Full text...

  • UN chief challenges African leaders to combat sexual violence
    28 january 2013 08:31:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has appealed to African male leaders to join his campaign to end violence against women, specifically rape and sexual violence in conflict. Full text...

  • UN ready to commit peacekeepers to Mali after armed intervention
    27 january 2013 15:29:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - UN will deploy an international peacekeeping operation in Mali once the armed operation to oust Islamist insurgents is over, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced here Sunday. Full text...

  • Senegalese president tasks Ivorians on national reconciliation
    27 january 2013 13:16:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Speaking on the sidelines of the 20th Summit of the African Union (AU), which began here Sunday, Senegalese President Macky Sall has called on Ivorians to continue their political dialogue until they can achieve national reconciliation, since his mediation mission in Côte d'Ivoire had ended. Full text...

  • Ethiopian PM installed AU Chairman, pledges accelerated poverty fight
    27 january 2013 11:51:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn took over the Chairmanship of the African Union (AU) on Sunday, with a pledge to work towards the execution of various plans, including AU's internal reforms. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea re-elected to AU PSC
    27 january 2013 10:46:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) foreign ministers have elected new members to the Peace and Security Council, bringing on board Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Nigeria and Uganda, diplomats said here Sunday, the opening day of the 20th AU summit. Full text...

  • Ki-moon says Africa can forge solutions to own challenges
    27 january 2013 09:44:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa has the experience to forge solutions to its own challenges and contribute to global goals of inclusive growth, social justice and protecting the environment, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told African leaders here Sunday at the opening session of the 20th Summit of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • APRM report highlights challenges facing Tanzania's 50-year Union
    27 january 2013 08:01:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Despite Tanzania's strength in political stability and national unity, the East African country faces the challenge of sustaining the nearly 50-year Union created out of the merger of Tanganyika (on the mainland) and the off-coast Isles of Zanzibar, according to a review report released here by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). Full text...

  • Congolese President attends 20th AU summit
    26 january 2013 15:23:48
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso left Brazzaville Saturday for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend the 20th AU Summit scheduled for 27-28 Jan., sources said. Full text...

  • AU Summit urged "to make peace happen now"
    26 january 2013 10:19:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As African leaders fly into the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, this weekend for the 20th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, leading civil society organisations (CSOs) present here have said they want the 50th anniversary of the Pan-African organisation to be marked by decisive actions for lasting peace on the continent. Full text...

  • Kibaki in Addis for AU Summit
    25 january 2013 16:49:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki left Friday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a a three-day official visit, the Presidential Press Service (PPS) said. Full text...

  • Sudanese leaders meet to break security, oil exports impasse
    25 january 2013 14:50:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir held direct talks with his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir, on Friday in an effort to overcome differences over the resumption of oil exports and security issues. Full text...

  • Conflict resolution tops agenda as African leaders arrive for summit
    25 january 2013 09:36:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders started arriving in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Friday, for Sunday's African Union (AU) summit that is expected to deal with renewed conflicts in the Central African Republic (CAR), Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Somalia as well as Sudan and South Sudan. Full text...

  • AU vows strong anti-terror response after Algerian hostage crisis
    22 january 2013 07:11:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has promised a strong response to the Algerian hostage crisis which led to the killing dozens of captives, Commissioner for Peace and Security Ramtane Lamamra said Tuesday. Full text...

  • African Ambassadors meet ahead of AU Summit
    21 january 2013 12:02:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Ambassadors accredited to the African Union (AU) Monday kicked-started a preparatory meeting ahead of this month's AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, outlining priorities that include building on strategic partnerships to advance continental trade in the wake of the global economic slowdown. Full text...

  • ECOWAS mobilises more troops, logistic support for Mali intervention force
    19 january 2013 21:17:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - West African leaders rose from their emergency summit in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, on Saturday by calling on all Member States as well as other African nations to urgently contribute troops to the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA), which is battling armed Islamic groups in Mali. Full text...

  • Sudanese, South Sudanese leaders in yet another Summit
    15 january 2013 12:02:40
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir will fly to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a meeting with his South Sudanese counterpart, President Salva Kiir, ahead of an African Union (AU) Summit at the end of this month. Full text...

  • ECOWAS postpones extra-ordinary summit on Mali
    13 january 2013 16:24:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The West African regional bloc, ECOWAS, has postponed its extra-ordinary summit on Mali from Wednesday in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, to Saturday (19Jan) at the same venue, ECOWAS sources told PANA here Sunday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS holds extra-ordinary summit on Mali Wed
    12 january 2013 13:20:33
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to hold an extra-ordinary summit on Mali on Wednesday in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, PANA learnt from here Saturday. Full text...

  • AU 'deeply encouraged' by Sudan-S. Sudan summit
    04 january 2013 17:02:56
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) says it is deeply encouraged by the convening of the summit meeting between Sudan and South Sudan and expressed the hope that it will enable the two Presidents to agree on the best means and ways of overcoming the challenges encountered in the implementation of last September's landmark agreements. Full text...

  • Bashir, Mbeki and Desalegn meet ahead of summit with Salva Kiir
    04 january 2013 16:27:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir held a closed-door meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday, with African Union High level Implementation Panel chairperson, Thabo Mbeki and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalegn, in preparation for a Sudan-South Sudan summit meeting at the weekend. Full text...

  • Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan to meet for peace talks
    02 january 2013 12:41:28
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has agreed to meet his Southern Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir, on Friday to spur the implementation of a peace deal they signed three months ago in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • ACP leaders commit to stronger South-South cooperation
    20 december 2012 08:52:12
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have rounded off a two-day summit for Heads of States and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, by committing to stronger South-South cooperation and calling for more development-friendly relations with European partners. Full text...

  • Yayi Boni in Niamey for Summit of the Council of the Entente
    17 december 2012 16:47:24
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - President Yayi Boni of Benin, who is also President of the Council of the Entente, was due in Niamey Monday, to take part in the conference of Heads of State and Government of the organization. Full text...

  • Leaders of 5 French West African States meet next week in Niamey
    14 december 2012 13:34:01
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – A meeting of experts from five French-speaking West African nations opened Friday in the Niamey, the Nigerien capital, aimed at preparing grounds for next week's Summit of the Council of the Entente, PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • Mahama, Jonathan discuss stalled Ghana gas pipeline project
    12 december 2012 17:05:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, in Nigeria on his first official trip outside Ghana since winning Friday's Presidential election, Wednesday stressed the need to restore the West African Gas Pipeline project, hampered by an explosion at the Aboadze gas pipeline in Ghana's Western Region last month. Full text...

  • President Biya due in Malabo for ACP Summit
    12 december 2012 10:08:33
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - The Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, is expected Wednesday in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, to take part in the seventh Summit of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP), PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • European Commissioner for Development to attend Malabo ACP summit
    11 december 2012 14:00:55
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, is expected Wednesday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the seventh Summit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, opening here Thursday, according to an EU official statement. Full text...

  • SADC Summit pledges continued support for DRC
    10 december 2012 15:38:22
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of Full text...

  • Zuma attends SADC summit in Tanzania
    07 december 2012 10:50:13
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma is in Tanzania to take part in the SADC Extra-Ordinary summit in Dar es Salaam, his office confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Great Lakes leaders in crisis talks as Congolese rebels seize Goma
    20 november 2012 22:34:39
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Great Lakes leaders held an emergency summit in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Tuesday, as rebels marched into the streets of the provincial capital of Goma in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • ECOWAS leaders endorse new concept of operation for Mali intervention force
    11 november 2012 19:21:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - West African leaders on Sunday endorsed the harmonised Concept of Operations for the deployment of the African-led international force in Mali to help the country to reclaim its territory which was seized by separatist and terrorist groups. Full text...

  • ECOWAS reaffirms decision to employ two-pronged approach to resolve Mali crisis
    11 november 2012 18:26:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The regional bloc Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Sunday reaffirmed its resolve to continue to employ both negotiation and military intervention to end the political and security crises in Mali. Full text...

  • ECOWAS holds extraordinary summit on Mali
    11 november 2012 00:26:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - West African leaders were due in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja Sunday for an extraordinary summit of the regional bloc ECOWAS that will dwell on the international intervention in northern Mali. Full text...

  • President Compaoré to attend extraordinary ECOWAS summit on Mali
    09 november 2012 21:50:37
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, will attend Sunday's extraordinary summit on the Malian crisis being organised by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • ECOWAS shifts extraordinary summit on Mali
    04 november 2012 09:22:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The extraordinary summit of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Mali, billed for 10 Nov., will now hold 11 November, PANA has learnt. Full text...

  • ECOWAS holds extraordinary summit on Mali 10 Nov
    02 november 2012 10:45:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is due to hold an extraordinary summit on Mali 10 Nov. in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city that also hosts the ECOWAS Commission headquarters. Full text...

  • 7th ACP summit to hold 13-14 Dec in Malabo
    24 october 2012 18:40:57
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The seventh Summit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries will take place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 13-14 December, the ACP Secretary General, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, and the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the European Union, Carmelo Nvono Nca, indicated in a joint press conference here Wednesday. Full text...

  • European summit to discuss post-2015 development goals
    15 october 2012 21:51:38
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The two-day summit of the European Union heads of State and government opens on Thursday in Brussels with how to help developing countries, such us those from the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, fight against chronic vulnerability high on the agenda. Full text...

  • AU urges Sudan, S. Sudan to seal deal at Sunday's summit
    22 september 2012 11:13:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The African Union (AU) on Saturday urged the Sudanese and south Sudanese heads of state to do their level best to conclude a deal on the last day before the ultimatum given by the UN Security Council expires. Full text...

  • President Zuma to attend South Africa-European Union summit
    17 september 2012 22:49:25
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The South African president, Jacob Zuma, is expected on Tuesday in Brussels for a working visit during which he will attend the bilateral European Union-South Africa summit. Full text...

  • Burundian first vice-president leaves for Great Lakes summit
    06 september 2012 20:20:36
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The First vice President of Burundi, Térence Sinunguruza, left Bujumbura on Thursday for Kampala, Uganda, where he will represent his country at the Summit of the Great Lakes Region that begins on Friday, national radio reported. Full text...

  • Zuma to attend high-level SADC summit
    15 august 2012 08:27:24
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit, to be hosted in Maputo, Mozambique, on Saturday, government spokesman Clayson Monyela said. Full text...

  • Mauritanian president leaves for OCI summit in Saudi Arabia
    13 august 2012 14:28:22
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, left here on Monday for Saudi Arabia, to attend a summit of member countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria re-elected President of African First Ladies Peace Mission
    27 july 2012 20:01:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria was Friday re-elected President of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM), as the two-day summit of the mission rounded off in the nation's capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • 7th Summit of African First Ladies Peace Mission holds in Nigeria
    26 july 2012 20:07:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The 7th Summit of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFPLM) opened in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja Thursday, under the theme: ''The African Woman: A Voice for Peace.'' Full text...

  • 9th CPLP’s summit opens in Maputo (corrected)
    20 july 2012 12:47:28
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The 9th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Full text...

  • Meeting of CPLP’s Council of Minister opens
    19 july 2012 14:27:38
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The 17th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) opened Thursday in Maputo, Mozambique, to prepare the grounds for Friday's summit of the body. Full text...

  • New AU Commission chair, commissioners sworn in
    17 july 2012 08:49:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has sworn in Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the six commissioners recently elected to lead the regional body. Full text...

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