Politics - Diplomacy
  • Nigeria's President receives 5 new Ambassadors
    02 october 2012 20:34:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday received five new Ambassadors accredited to the country, telling them Nigeria wants increased trade and economic activities with their countries. Full text...

  • Malawi suspends talks with Tanzania as border spat hightens
    02 october 2012 18:38:23
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda has announced that Malawi was suspending dialogue with its northern neighbour Tanzania over their border dispute because the issue had gone "to the next level". Full text...

  • Nigeria revs up economic diplomacy
    27 september 2012 13:17:55
    New York, US (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has said attracting greater foreign direct investment to accelerate domestic growth and create more jobs for unemployed Nigerians is now the major focus of Nigeria’s foreign policy. Full text...

  • Zuma calls for more African representation
    26 september 2012 09:34:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has called for seven African seats on the UN Security Council, while lamenting the slow pace of UN reform. Full text...

  • President Sata demands for Africa’s permanent seats on UN Security Council
    25 september 2012 11:15:51
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Michael Sata has demanded for Africa to have permanent seats on the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Opposition GMC hails Jesse Jackson's intervention in Gambia
    19 september 2012 18:54:01
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The opposition Gambia Moral Congress Party (GMC) Wednesday hailed US civil rights leader, Jesse Jackson, for his intervention, leading to the release of two American-Gambian citizens, Tamsir Jasseh and Amadou Scatrel Janneh, from jail. Full text...

  • Jesse Jackson meets with Gambian President Jammeh
    18 september 2012 16:21:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Gambian President,Yahya Jammeh, has released two jailed US-Gambian citizens, Tamsir Jassey and Amadou Scatred Janneh, following the intervention of the visiting US Civil Rights leader, Reverend Jesse Jackson, local papers in Banjul, the Gambian capital, confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Britain wants amicable solution of Malawi-Tanzania tussle over Lake Malawi
    18 september 2012 16:20:54
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The New British Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, has said London wants an amicable solution to the dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over boundaries of Lake Malawi which the two countries share. Full text...

  • Rising tension between Sudan, US over safety of American embassy staffers
    17 september 2012 07:29:53
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has shrugged off a threat by the US to move its embassy in Khartoum to a nearby Africa country, after the north African nation rejected a US request to send special forces to protect the embassy. Full text...

  • SA Minister lauds trade opportunities in Benin
    16 september 2012 09:16:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe Saturday returned from trip to Benin where she led a group of 15-business leaders on a week-long trade and investment mission. Full text...

  • Senegalese President expected in Nouakchott Sunday
    15 september 2012 18:30:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Senegalese President, Macky Sall, is expected in Nouakchott on Sunday for a three-day official visit to Mauritania, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Nigeria will emerge stronger from current challenges - Jonathan
    13 september 2012 16:07:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday reaffirmed his confidence in Nigeria’s ability to overcome its present challenges and emerge as a very strong, united, stable and economically-progressive nation. Full text...

  • DRC President arrives in Congo
    12 september 2012 18:51:23
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mr. Joseph Kabila, on Wednesday arrived in Oyo, a small town located in the north of Congo, for a 48-hour working visit, Radio Congo announced. Full text...

  • AU delegation visit Gambia
    11 september 2012 18:44:02
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A delegation from the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council arrived in Banjul Monday for a three-day working visit to Gambia, PANA confirmed from here. Full text...

  • Mauritainian envoy delivers special message from Aziz to Jammeh
    10 september 2012 15:05:04
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Mauritania's Foreign Minister, Hamadi Ould Baba Ould Hamadi, has delivered a special message from his president, Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz, to the Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, PANA reported, quoting Gambian local media Monday. Full text...

  • Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, due in Brussels Thursday
    10 september 2012 14:46:08
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, is expected Thursday in Brussels for a working visit during which he will hold talks with the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, and the EU high Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Catherine Ashton, according to an official statement here. Full text...

  • Malian FM goes to Nouakchott over killing of Mauritanian muslim preachers
    10 september 2012 14:34:24
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - In an effort to mend fences with Mauritania, the Malian government on Sunday sent its Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tiemam Coulibaly, to Nouakchott a day after the Malian army killed 13 Mauritanian Muslim preachers, PANA learnt from reliable sources. Full text...

  • Ghanaian President in Nigeria, meets with Jonathan
    06 september 2012 17:52:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana arrived here Thursday for a two-day visit to Nigeria. Full text...

  • Sudan, South Sudan exchange ambassadors
    05 september 2012 15:47:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - In the first major diplomatic move since the separation of South Sudan from Sudan last year, President Omar El-Bashir on Wednesday received the credentials of the first South Sudanese ambassador to Khartoum. Full text...

  • US greets Swaziland on National Day
    04 september 2012 15:46:13
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The US on Tuesday congratulated the government and people of Swaziland on the African country's 44th Independence anniversary, to be marked 6 Sept. Full text...

  • Chinese deputy premier due in Tanzania Wednesday
    04 september 2012 14:55:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – China’s Deputy Prime Minister Hui Liangyu is due here Wednesday for a two-day working visit during which he will hold talks with President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal dismayed at execution of 2 nationals in Gambia
    30 august 2012 12:02:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye has summoned Gambian High Commissioner in Dakar Mass Gueye to express Senegal's disapproval and consternation over the execution of two of its nationals in the Gambia. Full text...

  • Jonathan pledges to continue promoting democracy, stability in Nigeria
    24 august 2012 15:54:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, has pledged that the Federal Government would continue to work with Britain and other developed nations to promote good governance, political stability and socio-economic development in Nigeria and other African nations. Full text...

  • AU envoy delivers special message from Yayi Boni to Jammeh
    23 august 2012 14:37:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Benin’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Bako Arifari Nassiron, who was carrying a special message to Banjul from the Chairman of the African Union (AU), President Yayi Boni of Benin, has met with the Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, the pro-government Daily Observer newspaper reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Jonathan begins two-day visit to Senegal Wednesday
    21 august 2012 19:26:56
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan will Wednesday pay a two-day official visit to Senegal, Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, announced in Abuja Tuesday. Full text...

  • Clinton urges Nigeria reforms to create more opportunities for citizens
    09 august 2012 20:03:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday met with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in the nation's capital, Abuja, and urged the government to continue with its reforms to create more opportunities for its citizens. Full text...

  • Angolan FM briefs African ambassadors in Israel
    03 august 2012 15:27:12
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Briefing African Ambassadors accredited to Israel on Thursday, the Angolan Foreign Minister, Georges Rebelo Chikoti, said his country had come of age, achieving peace and stability with just 10 years after the end of its civil war. Full text...

  • US greets Benin, Niger on national days
    02 august 2012 08:08:51
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has sent congratulatory messages to Benin and Niger on the occasion of their independence anniversaries on 1 Aug and 3 Aug respectively. Full text...

  • Clinton lays out Obama Administration's strategy on sub-Saharan Africa
    02 august 2012 00:14:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has disclosed that the Obama Administration’s comprehensive strategy on sub-Saharan Africa is based on four pillars: promote opportunity and development; spur economic growth, trade, and investment; advance peace and security; and strengthen democratic institutions. Full text...

  • Libya invited to conference of 5+5 group in Malta
    01 august 2012 22:23:02
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Deputy Prime minister of Malta, Tonio Borj, on Wednesday reaffirmed the invitation sent to Libya by his country to attend the conference of the 5+5 group due to be held in Malta in October this year. Full text...

  • 'Moroccan diplomats exempt from visa to enter Libya'
    31 july 2012 20:43:44
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – Rabat and Tripoli have decided to cancel, from 1 August visas for Moroccan holders of diplomatic passports, services or special activities, the Moroccan ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said on Tuesday in a statement. Full text...

  • Ugandan President visits Angola
    31 july 2012 15:25:48
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, was due in Luanda Tuesday on an official visit to Angola, according to the official programme of the visit, quoted by the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Jonathan to visit Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica
    30 july 2012 18:57:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will depart Abuja, the Nigeria capital city, Tuesday for a five-day trip to Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. Full text...

  • Angolan FM visits Israel Tuesday
    30 july 2012 16:20:31
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Chicoti, will Tuesday begin a three-day visit to Israel, as part of efforts to reinforce bilateral cooperation between the two States. Full text...

  • European FMs worry over situation in Mali
    24 july 2012 19:59:47
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - European Foreign Affairs Ministers have expressed ''grave concerns'' over the worsening situation in Mali and its negative impact on peace in the Sahel region. Full text...

  • Nigeria disowns Ping
    20 july 2012 09:36:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has denied campaigning for former African Union (AU) Commission President Jean Ping in his re-election bid against eventual winner Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa. Full text...

  • Britain, Libya to continue investigations into 1984 murder of British policewoman
    16 july 2012 23:03:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Britain and Libya are continuing with joint investigations into the murder in London in 1984 of a British policewoman during a demonstration outside the Libyan embassy, the British secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr William Hague, said on Monday. Full text...

  • Morocco expels Syrian ambassador
    16 july 2012 19:14:28
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The Syrian Ambassador to Morocco, Nabih Ismaïl, was declared persona non grata and asked to leave the north African country, the Moroccan ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Libyan Foreign minister leads delegation to 19th AU summit
    11 july 2012 21:21:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, Ashour Ben Khiyal, will lead his country's delegation to the 19th African Union summit scheduled for Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • US greets Burundi, Rwanda, Congo DR on National Days
    01 july 2012 14:43:55
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has congratulated Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on their National Days being marked this weekend. Full text...

  • US assures Somalia of support beyond end of transition
    30 june 2012 20:45:06
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has assured Somalia that it would continue to support the Horn of African nation after the current transition period. Full text...

  • France set to revive relations with Algeria
    27 june 2012 16:48:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - France has said that now is the time for a new impetus in the bilateral relations with Algeria, given the historical links between both countries, the spokesperson for the French foreign ministry, Bernard Valero, indicated Wednesday in Paris, the French capital. Full text...

  • US hails Djibouti on National Day
    27 june 2012 12:31:35
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has hailed Djibouti's role in efforts to ensure peace in the Horn of Africa, while expressing the hope that both nations can strengthen their partnership in the days ahead. Full text...

  • President Jonathan visits Brussels Wednesday
    26 june 2012 19:55:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria will leave Abuja for Brussels on Wednesday on a one-day official visit to Belgium, according to a press statement issued here Tuesday by his special adviser on media and publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati. Full text...

  • France to adopt action plan for terrorism-prone Sahel
    26 june 2012 12:31:19
    Paris, France (PANA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has asked Jean Felix-Paganon, his Special Representative for the Sahel, to submit an action plan for the Sahel region, which is faced with terrorist threat, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Bernard Valero said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Britain's new envoy to Malawi named
    22 june 2012 09:37:47
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Michael Nevin, who worked as the British High Commission Second Press and Political Secretary and Public Affairs Officer in Malawi between 2000 and 2003, has been named the new British High Commissioner to the African nation. Full text...

  • Libya 'willing' to resolve disagreement over detained ICC team
    18 june 2012 21:06:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The deputy secretary of the Libyan ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Abdelazi, says Libya is will cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to resolve the disagreement between them on the detention of an ICC team in the North African country. Full text...

  • Malawi's Banda says no regrets over AU's decision to move summit over Al-Bashir
    14 june 2012 18:56:55
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda said Thursday although she respected the African Union's decision to move next month's summit from Lilongwe, Malawi, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, following disagreements over the attendance of embattled Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir, she had no regrets for her stand on the issue. Full text...

  • 93 Nigerian ambassadors get letters of credence, deployment
    12 june 2012 16:32:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Ninety-three Nigerian ambassadors, deployed to foreign countries and in-situ, were Tuesday presented their letters of credence by President Goodluck Jonathan, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Togo extradites former Ivorian defence minister Kouassi Lida
    07 june 2012 21:57:03
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togo has extradited Kouassi Moise Lida, former Ivorian defence minister under ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, for engagement in several subversive activities against his country. Full text...

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