Politics - Summit
  • AU urges all-inclusive govt. in Guinea Bissau
    24 may 2013 18:27:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Peace and Security Commissioner, Ramtane Lamamra, on Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, pressed for the transitional Guinea Bissauan authorities to quickly form an all-inclusive government in a bid to involve all the political class in the management of the country’s affairs. Full text...

  • Sudanese President for AU Summit in Addis Ababa
    24 may 2013 07:52:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bahir was due to leave Khartoum for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday to attend this weekend's 21st African Summit, the official Radio Omdurman announced on Friday morning. Full text...

  • Mauritian Prime minister leaves for AU summit in Addis Ababa
    23 may 2013 22:06:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Prime minister, Navin Ramgoolam, left the island on Thursday for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend the proceedings for the 21st ordinary session of the conference of African Union heads of State and government, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Africa starts rebuilding for a better self-image (News analysis)
    23 may 2013 15:07:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – “What kind of Africa are we creating?”, a prominent Kenyan scholar and international consultant raised the question this week at an exclusive discussion about the continent’s governance and related economic, social and political issues. Full text...

  • AU to review some member-states’ financial contributions
    23 may 2013 13:58:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A proposal to scale down the financial contributions of some member-states of the African Union (AU), especially the island nations, is now before the sub-committee on members' financial contributions, ahead of the 21st AU summit beginning Saturday in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • President Sata leads Zambian delegation to AU Summit
    23 may 2013 08:09:40
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia's President Michael Sata was due to leave Lusaka Thursday for Ethiopia where he will his country's delegation to the 21st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, scheduled to take place on 26-27 May in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Malian interim president to attend AU summit
    22 may 2013 18:40:29
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian interim president, Dioncounda Traoré, will leave Bamako on Friday for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend the 21st Summit of African heads of State and government, holding 25-26 May, official sources told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU faces financial crisis as most Member States fail to pay up
    22 may 2013 14:02:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has only been able to mobilize to date US$ 77.3 million on a draft budget of approximately US$ 278.2 million for the financial year 2013, according to a report by its sub-committee on contributions from member states, obtained by PANA Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • AU jubilee Proclamation aims at rapid continental transformation - Dlamini Zuma
    22 may 2013 11:26:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Wednesday called upon Africa’s leadership to provide a mission framework that will result in rapid change, sustained effort and united action by a united Africa. Full text...

  • Africa tasked on relations with international community
    22 may 2013 09:39:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa needs to review the nature of its relations with the international community in order to bring about its structural transformation, according to Carlos Lopes, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Full text...

  • 'Africa must build on its achievements to advance transformation agenda'
    22 may 2013 09:34:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - There is a glimmer of hope for Africa’s rejuvenation as a result of the progress achieved over the last decade, Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, told his African counterparts meeting here Wednesday, on the eve of the golden jubilee of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (OAU/AU). Full text...

  • ECA chief hails APRM for raising bar on accountability
    22 may 2013 07:46:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ten years after its creation, the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has received acclaim for its contribution to sustainable growth and development in the continent. Full text...

  • AU Executive Council holds 23rd ordinary session
    22 may 2013 07:16:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) starts its 23rd ordinary session here Wednesday to deliberate on different reports of ministerial meetings organised by the AU Commission in the last six months. Full text...

  • 3 African countries banned from AU summit
    21 may 2013 17:43:32
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Central African Republic, Guinea Bissau and Madagascar have been banned from attending the 21st summit of the African Union (AU), to be held from 25 to 27 May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • APRM comes under civil society scrutiny
    20 may 2013 09:16:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has yet to deliver on the lofty promises of good governance, deepened democracy and the advancement of human rights in the continent, according to civil society organisations meeting here ahead of the African Union (AU) summit next week. Full text...

  • Ethiopian diplomat urges Africans to rise to new challenges
    20 may 2013 09:12:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Though the last 50 years of Africa’s history have been fraught with so many challenges, Africans today are very proud of their achievements, according to Ethiopia’s Ambassador Kongit Sinegiorgis. Full text...

  • Sudanese president in Chad for Great Green wall summit
    10 may 2013 18:19:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar El-Bashir arrived in Ndjamena, the capital of Chad, Friday to take part in the second summit of the Great Green Wall. Full text...

  • Angolan President meets with BRICS leaders
    28 march 2013 15:19:36
    Durban, South Africa (PANA) – On the fringes of the fifth annual summit of the BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa, the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Wednesday held separate meetings with BRICS leaders and that of Equatorial Guinea on partnerships for development, integration and industrialization of Angola and other African countries. Full text...

  • BRICS summit opens in Durban Tuesday
    26 march 2013 09:04:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The fifth summit of the group of developing nations under the umbrella BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is due to start later Tuesday in Durban, South Africa, with an opening ceremony and a banquet hosted by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Authority renews mandate of Ivorian leader as Chair
    01 march 2013 09:05:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS has renewed the mandate of the Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, as the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government for another one year. Full text...

  • Nigerien president expected at ECOWAS Summit in Cote d'Ivoire
    27 february 2013 13:26:52
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Nigerien head of state, Mahamadou Issoufou, left Niamey Wednesday for Cote d'Ivoire where he will attend the ECOWAS Summit, according to local Nigerien media. Full text...

  • Regional peace, security in focus as ECOWAS Summit opens
    27 february 2013 08:18:56
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 42nd Ordinary Summit of ECOWAS was due to open in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, Wednesday to discuss regional peace and security issues, including the situations in Mali and Guinea-Bissau, among others. Full text...

  • Burundian leader for ASA Summit in Malabo
    21 february 2013 15:22:28
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza was expected to leave Bujumbura on Thursday for Equatorial Guinea’s capital, Malabo, where he will attend the 3rd session of the Africa-South America Summit (ASA), official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Ivorian President for 3rd Africa-South America Summit
    21 february 2013 12:26:38
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara was due to leave Abidjan Thursday for Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea, to take part in the 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of Africa and South America, according to a statement from the Ivorian presidency. Full text...

  • President Sassou Nguesso in Malabo for Africa-South America Summit
    21 february 2013 11:38:38
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso left Brazzaville on Thursday for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where he will attend the 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Africa and South America, scheduled for 22-23 Feb in the Equatorial Guinean capital. Full text...

  • President Jonathan to attend 3rd Africa-South America Summit in Malabo
    20 february 2013 18:24:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, will leave Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Thursday to participate in the third Summit of Heads of State and Government of Africa and South America. Full text...

  • Boni Yayi to attend 3rd ASA Summit in Malabo
    19 february 2013 19:02:27
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - President Boni Yayi of Benin will visit Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where he take part in the summit of Heads of State and Government of the South America-Africa Cooperation Forum (ASA), slated for Friday. Full text...

  • Zim NGOs pushes for SADC extra-ordinary summit before elections
    17 february 2013 16:00:10
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The NGO Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has called for an extra-ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit to adopt an election road-map for Zimbabwe before elections are held. Full text...

  • Beninese President Yayi Boni for CEN-SAD summit
    15 february 2013 11:58:38
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Beninese President Yayi Boni will take part in the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), to be held Saturday at N 'N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, PANA learnt Friday from official sources. Full text...

  • Sudanese leader for CEN-SAD special Summit in Chad
    14 february 2013 14:49:25
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Leading a high-level official delegation, the Sudanese leader, Omar Al-Bashir will depart here Friday for N'Djamena, Chad, to take part in a special summit of Heads of State and Government of member countries of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD). Full text...

  • Ivorian president to attend CEN-SAD special Summit in Chad
    14 february 2013 14:19:49
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara will attend the Special Summit of Heads of State and Government of member countries of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Gambian President attends OIC Summit in Egypt
    05 february 2013 18:08:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, is due in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday to attend the 12th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which runs from 5 to 8 February. Full text...

  • Mauritanian president in Cairo for 12th OIC summit
    05 february 2013 14:05:37
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania was due in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday where he will be taking part in the 12th summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • African leaders seek to pep up response to conflicts
    29 january 2013 08:11:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders rose Monday from two days of intensive talks on the conflicts affecting the continent with a resolve to pep up the continent's response to the crises by making the African Standby Force (ASF) a reality. Full text...

  • 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...

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