Politics - Summit
  • Mauritania: President Abdel Aziz leaves for US-African Leaders' Summit
    04 august 2014 12:04:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is also the Chairman of the African Union, was due to leave Nouakchott Monday for Washington, DC, to attend the US-African Leaders' Summit in the US capital. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma leads SA delegation to US-African Leaders' Summit
    04 august 2014 11:31:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma is leading the South African delegation to this week’s US-African Leaders' Summit in Washington, DC, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan leaves for Washington Sunday
    02 august 2014 14:50:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is due to leave the capital city of Abuja for Washington, DC, on Sunday to attend the three-day US-African Leaders Summit in the US capital. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Kikwete arrives in Washington for US-Africa Summit
    02 august 2014 09:55:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has arrived in Washington DC to attend the US-African Leaders Summit which is expected to bring together more than 40 heads of state and government from across the continent, it was officially announced in Dar es Salaam on Saturday. Full text...

  • US: "We want elevate our engagement with Africa'
    02 august 2014 07:57:23
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Deputy National Security Adviser in-charge of Strategic Communications, Mr. Ben Rhodes, says American government chose to hold the US-Africa Leaders Summit, to send a very clear signal that, "we are elevating our engagement with Africa". Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama to attend US-Africa leaders summit
    02 august 2014 00:02:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama will attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC, during which he will sign a new Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation for funds worth more than US$500 million to be devoted to solving the challenges facing Ghana’s Power/Energy Sector. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian PM for US-Africa Summit in Washington
    01 august 2014 11:07:06
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, who left the island-nation Thursday night for Washington, is due in the US capital on Saturday, where he'll take part in the US-Africa Summit, scheduled for 5 and 6 August, 2014, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Cape Verde:Cape Verdean president to attend US-Africa Summit
    28 july 2014 12:27:52
    Praia, Cape Verde(PANA) - President Jorge Carlos Fonseca of Cabo Verde is one of the 50 African Heads of State who will take part in the US-African Summit to be hosted by US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, 6-7 Aug, PANA has learned from official sources in Praia. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Indian Ocean leaders' summit adjourned
    25 july 2014 15:52:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The fourth summit of the heads of State and government of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), scheduled to begin on Saturday in the Comoran city of Moroni, has been postponed as a mark of respect for victims of the Algeria Air plane crash which killed 116 persons, including 51 Frenchmen, official sources told PANA Friday in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 4th IOC Summit opens Saturday in Comoros
    24 july 2014 14:55:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The fourth Summit of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) opens Saturday in Moroni, capital of Comoros Islands, according to organizers, who said that the French President, François Hollande, and his counterparts from Seychelles and Madagascar, James Michel and Hery Rajaonarimampianina respectively, and the Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, will attend, PANA reported Thursday from here. Full text...

  • US: African Civil Society wants to participate in US-Africa Summit
    23 july 2014 17:42:30
    Washington, US (PANA) - With just weeks before the first ever US-Africa Leaders' Summit, which takes place 4-6 August, 2014, a coalition of international NGOs and African civil society have called on the US President Barack Obama to provide official space for civil society participation and to address key issues of human rights and good governance. Full text...

  • Mauritious: IOC Summit scheduled for 26 July in Comoros
    17 july 2014 19:20:02
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) - The 4th Heads of State and Governments Summit of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is scheduled for 26 July 2014 in Moroni, capital of Comoros, PANA learnt from the IOC office in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African leaders to discuss security during US-Africa Summit
    10 july 2014 16:20:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - US President Barrack Obama will engage African leaders on matters of health, security and democracy during the US-Africa Summit, slated for 4-6 August, US Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield said. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS Summit opens
    10 july 2014 13:27:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Thursday began a two-day summit in Ghana's capital, Accra, with issues of free movement of people, biometric identity cards, security, single currency and the Ebola virus high on the agenda, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: President Ouattara leaves for ECOWAS summit in Accra
    09 july 2014 18:44:12
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, was due in Accra Wednesday where he take part in the 45th ECOWAS ordinary summit of heads of State and government, to be held in the Ghanaian capital 10-11 July, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Libya: US invites Libya to US-Africa summit in Washington
    03 july 2014 17:08:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Ms. Deborah Jones, Thursday conveyed to the Libyan Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, an invitation for the country to participate in the US-Africa summit, scheduled for August in Washington PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Pres. Obiang wants Africa to invest more in agric sector
    30 june 2014 13:40:37
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Equatorial Guinea’s President Obiang Nguema has asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to reduce their dependence on the developed world, ensure food security, and significantly reduce hunger in their countries. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: African leaders create Criminal Court, grants immunity to sitting Presidents (Eds: Refiling to reflect name of old court)
    30 june 2014 08:27:19
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African leaders who met here at their 23rd ordinary summit have approved a Protocol to create the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples Rights to try 14 international crimes including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, piracy, corruption, mercenaries, money laundering and unconstitutional changes of government. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: AU Summit allows more time for S. Sudan atrocities probe
    27 june 2014 18:33:33
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The African Union Summit meeting in the Equatorial Guinean resort of Sipopo, on Friday granted three more months to the ongoing investigations into the war crimes in South Sudan, officials said. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: African leaders unanimous on need for agricultural transformation
    27 june 2014 16:04:46
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African leaders attending the 23rd Assembly of African Union (AU) heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, are unanimous on the need to step up agricultural transformation for the continent’s development. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Museveni urges Africans to banish sectarianism to ensure peace
    26 june 2014 15:01:56
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has urged Africans to banish sectarianism and gender chauvinism if they want to ensure security on the continent. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: AU opens agric-focused summit in Malabo
    26 june 2014 12:09:44
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The 23rd ordinary summit of the African Union (AU) kicked off Thursday in Equatorial Guinea's sea side resort of Sipopo with a focus on agriculture and food security, among others. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan leaves for AU Summit in Malabo
    25 june 2014 18:03:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, left Abuja Wednesday for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to participate in the 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit of Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • South Africa: President Zuma leads powerful SA delegation for AU summit
    24 june 2014 11:37:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma will lead South Africa's delegation to the 23rd ordinary session of the African Union (AU) summit in Equatorial Guinea, to be held from Wednesday to Friday in Malabo. Full text...

  • US: Obama to host African leaders on 5-6 August in Washington DC
    22 june 2014 18:09:22
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama will host the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on 5-6 August, the US Department of State said in a statement on Sunday. Full text...

  • Angola: Chadian president in Luanda for Great Lakes mini-summit
    06 june 2014 15:04:03
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Chadian president, Idriss Déby Itno, arrived Friday in the Angolan capital, Luanda, to attend the tripartite mini-summit with his counterparts from Angola and Congo on the situation in the Great Lakes region. Full text...

  • Belgium: G7 affirms support for Libya
    05 june 2014 09:07:37
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Leaders of the world's seven most industrialised countries (G7) have reaffirmed their support for a ''free, democratic and prosperous'' Libya. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunis to host October Arab Maghreb Union summit
    09 may 2014 21:43:06
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian foreign minister, Mongi Hamdi, says his country will host the 7th summit of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) in October, according to a statement made public in Tunis on Friday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC heads of state hold extraordinary summit
    30 april 2014 09:03:08
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - South Sudan’s application to join the East African Community (EAC) was likely to be kept on hold by leaders of the regional bloc who are holding their 12th extraordinary summit Wednesday at the Community headquarters in Arusha, northern Tanzania. Full text...

  • Burundi: VP Bazombanza to represent Burundi at 12th EAC Extraordinary Summit
    28 april 2014 18:23:31
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Prosper Bazombanza, the Burundian first Vice -President in charge of political, administrative and security issues, has gone to Tanzania to take part in the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State of the East African Community (EAC) free trade, which opens Tuesday in Arusha, northern Tanzanian, PANA learnt from official sources in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Cameroon: President Paul Biya to attend EU-Africa summit
    01 april 2014 18:00:02
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The Cameroonian President, Paul Biya, his wife, Chantal, and some members of his government have the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, for Belgium to attend the fourth European Union-Africa summit, scheduled for 2-4 April in Brussels. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian PM leaces for 4th EU-Africa Summit
    01 april 2014 12:57:49
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam Tuesday left for the 4th EU-Africa Summit which will be start in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Mauritania:President Ould Abdel Aziz to attend EU-Africa Summit
    01 april 2014 11:42:18
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, who is also the current chairman of the African Union (AU), left Nouakchott Tuesday for Brussels to attend the 4th EU-Africa Summit, scheduled for 2-4 April. Full text...

  • Ghana: Mahama to attend EU-Africa summit
    31 march 2014 22:51:45
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - President John Mahama leaves Accra on Monday night to attend the EU-Africa summit, which is expected to attract some 40 African and 20 European leaders, an official statement has said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan leaves Tuesday for Africa-EU summit in Brussels
    31 march 2014 18:34:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, will leave Abuja Tuesday for Brussels as the head of Nigeria’s delegation to the Fourth European Union-Africa Summit, scheduled to open in the Belgian capital on Wednesday, 2 April, 2014. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire/ECOWAS: Ghana's President assumes office as ECOWAS Chair as summit ends
    29 march 2014 14:26:08
    Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 44th ordinary summit of ECOWAS rounded off here Saturday with President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana assuming the post of the chairmanship of the 15-member regional bloc. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire/ECOWAS: 44th ECOWAS Summit records impressive turnout of leaders (Corrected, adding Mamadou Issoufou of Niger)
    28 march 2014 15:35:26
    Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 44th Ordinary Summit of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS, which started off in Cote d'Ivoire's inland capital city of Yamoussoukro here Friday, is being attended by 13 Heads of State and Government, a turnout considered impressive by observers. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ECOWAS leaders meet in Yamoussoukro
    28 march 2014 10:42:38
    Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 44th ordinary session of the ECOWAS heads of state and government opened here Friday with the Chairman, Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, presiding. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Talks continue to avert African leaders' exclusion from Brussels Summit
    27 march 2014 11:33:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Disagreements over which African leaders have been invited or excluded from the 4th European Union-Africa Summit due to be held in Brussels on 2-3 April will not derail its successful hosting, top envoys said in Addis Ababa on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan leaves for ECOWAS summit Thursday
    26 march 2014 18:31:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, will depart Abuja Thursday for Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire, to participate in the 44th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • South Africa: President Zuma hails ICGLR summit
    26 march 2014 08:59:50
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma, has returned from his working visit to Luanda, Angola, where he attended Tuesday’s mini Summit of the International Conference of African Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Ould Abdel Aziz to attend Summit of Arab League
    24 march 2014 12:00:49
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz left Nouakchott Monday to take attend the 25th ordinary Summit of the Arab League, scheduled for 25-26 March in Kuwait, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: IGAD Summit warns South Sudanese foes to prepare for hard choices
    13 march 2014 14:04:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Thursday warned South Sudanese leaders to prepare for “difficult decisions” as talks on ending the military and political standoff in the new nation kicked off in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Senegal: Senegal’s absence at Sahel summit irks former FM
    17 february 2014 14:00:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's former Foreign Affairs Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio has expressed surprise at his country's absence from the recent extraordinary summit on peace and security in the Sahel region, held in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African leaders move to set up continental standby force
    31 january 2014 18:44:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African heads of state and government concluded their 22nd ordinary summit here late Friday, resolved and committed to creating a force that would step in whenever the need arises in any of their countries to stamp out a rebellion. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 'AU member states must lead efforts to end conflicts in Africa'
    31 january 2014 11:02:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa needs concrete actions to put an end to several conflicts raging across the continent, with African countries themselves making greater effort to meet expectations of the affected populations, according to the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui. Full text...

  • Belgium: Fourth Africa-EU Summit to be held April in Brussels
    31 january 2014 10:08:34
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The 4th Africa-European Union (EU) Summit will hold 2-3 April 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, the European Commission announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Morocco rules out return to AU until...
    31 january 2014 09:00:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Morocco has ruled out any plan to return to the African Union (AU) until the continental body withdraws its 1984 recognition for the independence of Western Sahara. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African Union underlines fair, transparent polls in Egypt
    31 january 2014 07:55:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has urged the interim authorities in Egypt to ensure the broadest possible participation in the country’s forthcoming elections and to make the polls free, fair and transparent. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU welcomes UNSC sanctions on CAR
    31 january 2014 07:38:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the UN arms embargo imposed on the Central African Republic (CAR) as well as the travel restrictions and freezing of assets of CAR individuals and entities as designated by the UN Security Council. Full text...

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