Politics - Diplomacy
  • Gambian President receives new Senegalese envoy
    14 february 2013 15:22:29
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia Wednesday received, in Banjul, the Gambian capital, the new Senegalese ambassador, Ababacarr Diagne, who presented his letters of credence at the start of a diplomatic tour of duty to the West African nation. Full text...

  • Jonathan pledges to work for African unity
    14 february 2013 15:18:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Pledging that Nigeria strongly believes in the unity of African nations, Full text...

  • Hollande pledges France's support to Libya
    13 february 2013 18:36:03
    Paris, France (PANA) – French president François Hollande on Wednesday pledged the full support of his country to Libya saying it would help the North African state implement reforms needed to establish new, strong and republican institutions. Full text...

  • 'French support to Libya unchanged'
    12 february 2013 20:16:01
    Paris, France (PANA) – France's support for Libya has not changed after last May's electoral victory of President François Hollande, a political scientist has said. Full text...

  • French president, Libyan PM meet Wednesday in Paris
    11 february 2013 17:12:44
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French president, François Hollande, and the Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, will meet on Wednesday in Paris, France, to exchange views on relations between the two countries, the French presidency told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Presidents Boni Yayi, François Hollande meet in Paris Wednesday
    04 february 2013 10:49:46
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President François Hollande and his Beninese counterpart Boni Yayi will on Wednesday in Paris, France, hold a working lunch during which they will discuss the situation in Mali, the French presidency said Monday. Full text...

  • France assures terrorism will be stamped out in Mali
    03 february 2013 15:09:48
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – In addition to helping the Malian government stamp its authority and control across the country, France will ensure that terrorism will be completely eliminated from the West African nation. Full text...

  • Rwanda expels Belgian embassy military attaché
    30 january 2013 20:48:49
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Rwanda has expelled the military attaché of the Belgian embassy in Kigali, a Belgian government source told PANA on Wednesday in Brussels. Full text...

  • Jonathan says Nigeria, South Africa should leverage relations for continent's benefit
    30 january 2013 19:54:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday said that Nigeria and South Africa should leverage on the strong brotherly relations between them for the benefit of the African continent. Full text...

  • AU Commission chair in Luanda
    18 january 2013 12:17:44
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, arrived here Friday for a brief working visit to Angola. Full text...

  • Jonathan advocates friendly ties between Sudan, South Sudan
    16 january 2013 19:35:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday pledged that Nigeria would continue to ensure that South Sudan achieved peaceful and friendly relations with its neighbours, especially Sudan. Full text...

  • Angolan, South African leaders meet in Luanda
    16 january 2013 18:33:12
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - President José Eduardo dos Santos of Angola and his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, met here Wednesday, discussing matters of bilateral interest to the two countries, PANA reported, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • SA leader, Jacob Zuma, to visit Angola Wednesday
    14 january 2013 09:13:47
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The South African president, Jacob Zuma, will Wednesday pay a brief working visit to Angola during which he will discuss, with his Angolan counterpart, José Eduardo dos Santos, cooperation between the two nations. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President receives Sudanese envoy, to initiate Sudan-S/Sudan peace talks
    11 january 2013 17:48:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Friday received the Special Envoy of President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, pledging that Nigeria will initiate further talks to ensure a peaceful resolution of the dispute between Sudan and South Sudan over the Abyei region at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this month. Full text...

  • Gambian President dismisses EU's 17-point demand
    09 january 2013 19:30:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has dismissed the European Union's (EU) 17-point demand geared towards improved governance and respect for human rights in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Belgium's Ambassador to Congo recalled
    07 january 2013 18:20:38
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium's ambassador to Congo, Jan de Bruyne, has been recalled to Brussels for using undiplomatic language during an official function he hosted in the central African country. Full text...

  • Sudan, Somalia review bilateral relations
    02 january 2013 12:34:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and his Somali counterpart Hussein Sheikh Mahmoud have discussed how to strengthen the relations between the two countries and contribute to efforts to rebuild Somalia. Full text...

  • US greets Sudan on 57th independence anniversary
    01 january 2013 09:24:53
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has sent a congratulatory message to Sudan on the African nation's 57th independence anniversary, which is being observed Tuesday (1 Jan. 2013). Full text...

  • Rwanda lists priority as non-permanent member of UN Security Council
    31 december 2012 14:39:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda, which is due to begin its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council 1 Jan. 2013, has said finding a lasting solution to the crisis in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be its top priority while in the council. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President congratulates S/Korea's 1st female President-Elect
    21 december 2012 18:09:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Friday congratulated South Korea’s President-Elect Park Geun-hye on her victory in the country’s presidential elections. Full text...

  • US official on youth issues travels to Uganda, Zambia
    14 december 2012 09:36:08
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman has arrived in Kampala, Uganda, on a four-day visit, during which she will attend TEDxYouth@Bukoto, a forum to showcase young Africans’ innovative solutions to some of Africa’s most pressing challenges. Full text...

  • French, Ivorian presidents discuss Malian crisis in Paris
    05 december 2012 12:52:14
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President François Hollande and his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara, who also chairs the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Tuesday held talks in Paris on the situation in Mali, the French presidency announced. Full text...

  • Nigerian President warns African must stop exporting raw materials
    03 december 2012 19:05:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Receiving the outgoing Ugandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Christopher Onyango Aparr, and the departing Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ali Rifat Koksal, here Monday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said: "Africa has reached a stage where we must stop exporting raw materials to the outside world. Full text...

  • UN envoy discusses Mali, other issues with Gambian leader
    21 november 2012 14:10:44
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The United Nations special envoy for West Africa, Said Djinnit, on Tuesday held talks here with the Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, on a wide range of issues, including peace and stability in West Africa, especially in Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya offers to intensify diplomatic ties with Somalia
    16 november 2012 18:59:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki hailed the installation of Somalia's new cabinet Friday and announced plans to revive a government-to-government committee on bilateral cooperation. Full text...

  • Libya lauds Wade and Zuma
    12 november 2012 22:53:39
    Tripoli Libya (PANA) - Libya on Monday lauded former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade and South African president Jacob Zuma for their assistance to the North African country during its political crisis. Full text...

  • Hollande hosts Dlamini-Zuma in Paris Wednesday
    12 november 2012 12:42:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President François Hollande will Wednesday in Paris receive African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the French presidency said Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan rules out President Bashir's arrest in Juba
    07 november 2012 12:15:46
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has said it does not expect that President Omar al-Bashir will be arrested and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) during his forthcoming visit to Juba, capital of South Sudan. Full text...

  • New US envoy presents papers to Gambian president
    06 november 2012 14:16:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Edward M. Ned Alford, the new American Ambassador to the Gambia, Monday presented his credentials to the Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, in Banjul, the Gambian capital, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa moves to strengthen ties with Gabon
    10 october 2012 09:58:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe has urged businessmen from the country and Gabon to give meaning to bilateral agreements that the two countries have signed by contributing to increasing trade between the countries. Full text...

  • French president due in Dakar on 12 Oct
    08 october 2012 16:06:48
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President François Hollande will make a brief visit to Dakar, Senegal, this Friday, on his way to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he will attend the summit of the International Francophone Organization (OIF), scheduled for 12-14 October in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Annan, Mkapa due in Kenya ahead of 2013 polls
    08 october 2012 15:50:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and former Tanzanian president, Benjamin Mkapa, were due in Nairobi, Kenya, late Monday for a four-day visit in their capacities as members of the African Union Panel of Eminent African Personalities. Full text...

  • Malawi's Banda justifies 'globe-trotting'
    05 october 2012 14:54:05
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda, under fire for her penchant for travels, has justified her jet-set life, saying she has to travel to woo back donors and attract investors. Full text...

  • 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...

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