Politics - Summit
  • 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...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Jonathan wants AU mechanisms for conflict resolution strengthened
    30 january 2014 19:04:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigeria's President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday called for urgent action to strengthen existing African Union (AU) mechanisms for the promotion of peace, security and political stability in Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC says committed to improve links with stakeholders
    30 january 2014 15:04:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Set to carry out its three-year Strategic Plan, the African Union Commission (AUC) said Thursday it was committed to improve both internal and external communication with stakeholders of the Union. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Africa requires 'one voice' in global negotiations
    30 january 2014 11:44:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African countries should speak with one voice on the basis of a common position in defining the nature of international development cooperation for the next decades, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Mauritania assumes AU chairmanship
    30 january 2014 11:39:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was Thursday unanimously elected new Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: President Zuma thanks Africa for its support
    30 january 2014 11:37:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has expressed his country’s gratitude to member countries of the African Union (AU) for standing by the South African people during their struggle for majority rule and the death of the nation’s founding father, Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Preparation of Africa’s Agenda 2063 enters final stage
    30 january 2014 08:39:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After extensive consultations with the various sectors of the African civil society and the Diaspora over the last four months, the African Union Commission (AUC) is finalising the draft continental agenda on the Africa they want by 2063, the Commission has reported. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma presents SA's progress report to APRM summit
    30 january 2014 07:48:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday presented South Africa's third progress report on the implementation of the country's National Programme of Action to the 20th Summit of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Forum Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Dlamini Zuma wants agriculture made attractive to youth
    29 january 2014 18:33:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Africa needs to find a way of making agriculture attractive to young people who can become an engine for industrialization, African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson, Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini Zuma, has said. Full text...

  • Cameroon: President Biya to miss AU summit
    29 january 2014 18:03:24
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) – The Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, will not attend the 22nd ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government which will begin Thursday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, PANA learnt from official sources Wednesday. Full text...

  • Burundi: Nkurunziza to attend AU Summit in Ethiopia
    29 january 2014 15:34:18
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Burundian president, Pierre Nkurunziza, is due in Addis Ababa Wednesday where he attend the 22th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government, according to official communique issued here. Full text...

  • 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...

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