Politics - Summit
  • 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...

  • Mugabe defiant as African leaders converge on Malawi for SADC summit
    16 august 2013 18:30:39
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - As southern African leaders converged on Malawi Friday for the annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit, veteran Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has restated that he remains unfazed with the British and American governments maintaining sanctions against his country. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to hold extraordinary summit in Dakar
    18 july 2013 20:21:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS leaders are to meet in Dakar, Senegal, in October in an extraordinary session to decide on three issues critical to the financial health of the region – the Common External Tariff (CET), the Community Levy and the lingering Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the European Union (EU). Full text...

  • ECOWAS leaders canvass support for successful political transitions in Mali, Guinea-Bissau
    18 july 2013 09:06:15
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS leaders have called for international support for the success of the ongoing political transitions in two of its member-nations, Mali and Guinea-Bissau, following security and political crises in both countries. Full text...

  • President Obama to host summit of African leaders next year
    30 june 2013 20:34:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - US President Barack Obama announced on Sunday that he would host a summit of African leaders next year, as part of efforts to launch a new chapter in US-Africa relation. Full text...

  • President Zuma to attend SADC summit
    25 june 2013 12:33:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma’s office on Tuesday confirmed that he will attend a summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) on Thursday in Maputo, Mozambique, under the theme: “Accelerating Investment in SADC Infrastructure through Sustainable and Innovative Financing.” Full text...

  • AU urges ICC to end legal proceedings against al-Bashir and Uhuru Kenyatta
    27 may 2013 21:41:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The proceedings at the 21st AU summit ended on Monday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, with a strong criticism by the heads of State and government against the International Criminal Court (ICC), sources told PANA. Full text...

  • AU looks at alternative financing for its activities
    27 may 2013 20:59:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The 21st African Union summit, which ended on Monday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has approved the proposals for alternative financing raised by the Pan-African organization, made by former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, the organization's peace and Security Commissioner, Ramtane Lamamra has said. Full text...

  • AU Summit: Leaders adopt 'forward looking' declaration on Africa’s development
    27 may 2013 14:22:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders Monday adopted and committed themselves to implementation of ‘The Proclamation on the 50th Anniversary of the OAU/AU’, which spells out the continent’s development path for the next 50 years. Full text...

  • Africa rejects handouts to prop development efforts
    27 may 2013 13:00:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa will not wait for handouts from outside to help it carry out its development programmes, the continent's leaders decided as they concluded the 21st ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Assembly here Monday. Full text...

  • SADC wants elections in Madagascar to be held in July as scheduled, no postponement
    27 may 2013 11:50:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has rejected, after a summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, any postponement of the general elections scheduled for July in Madagascar. Full text...

  • 21st AU Summit to close with proclamation
    27 may 2013 08:38:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The 21st African Union (AU) summit is due to close here Monday with a release of its milestone proclamation on the Golden Jubilee of the Organisation of African Unity(OAU)/AU, the AU Commission (AUC) has announced. Full text...

  • Mini-summit on East DRC held in Addis-Ababa
    26 may 2013 18:51:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A mini-summit on the current situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was held on Sunday on the sidelines of the African Union’s 21st summit here. Full text...

  • OAU/AU founding fathers achieved their objectives, but.... - Pres. Jonathan
    26 may 2013 10:09:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has said the founding fathers of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the African Union (AU), have largely achieved the objectives they set for themselves, but that the continent faces new challenges which must be overcome for the continent to achieve its destiny. Full text...

  • Mauritania celebrates OAU/AU 50th anniversary
    25 may 2013 15:22:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The 50th anniversary of the setting up of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now renamed the African Union (AU), was celebrated Friday evening in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, with a rally attended by senior government officials. Full text...

  • 21st AU Summit: AU grand debate raises fundamental issues for Africa’s progress
    25 may 2013 11:37:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Though Africa’s economic growth is generally strong, economic transformation remains a challenge across the continent, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, said at a Special African Union (AU) Summit holding here Saturday to commemorate the organisation’s golden jubilee. Full text...

  • African leaders in Special Summit to commemorate AU anniversary (Correcting headline)
    25 may 2013 11:26:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ideals of pan-Africanism and African Renaissance took centre stage as the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU) opened here Saturday with leaders expressing optimism over the continent’s confidence in itself, its ability and obligation to be drivers of its destiny. Full text...

  • 21st AU Summit: African leaders mark OAU/AU 50 years anniversary
    25 may 2013 09:18:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ideals of pan-Africanism and African Renaissance took centre stage as the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU) opened here Saturday with leaders expressing optimism over the continent’s confidence in itself, its ability and obligation to be drivers of its destiny. Full text...

  • 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...

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