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  • Guinea: New contingent of Guinean soldiers deployed in Mali
    10 june 2015 19:06:40
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Guinea is deploying 162 soldiers to Mali where they will stationed in the north-east of the country, particularly Kidal, stronghold of the National Movement for Azawad Liberation (MNLA), official sources said on Wednesday in the Guinean capital. Full text...

  • Libya: Western diplomats in Libya welcome new draft political document
    09 june 2015 21:08:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The ambassadors of the European Union, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States in Libya have welcomed the new draft political agreement at the inter-Libyan dialogue presented by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament suspends participation in Rabat peace talks
    09 june 2015 20:54:24
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) – The internationally recognised Libya Chamber of Representatives (Parliament) has suspended its participation in the inter-Libyan peace talks in the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy tasks Libyan parties on political agreement, national reconciliation
    09 june 2015 19:07:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino Leon on Tuesday urged Libyan parties to take the difficult decision to make peace and work towards national reconciliation, noting that, "mothers across the country have their eyes on you." Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari pledges to work with new leadership of national legislature
    09 june 2015 18:31:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called on all elected representatives of the people to focus on the enormous task of bringing enduring positive change to the lives of Nigerians. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Lawyer emerges Speaker of Nigerian House of Reps
    09 june 2015 17:29:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Yakubu Dogara was Tuesday evening elected Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the National Assembly. Full text...

  • Morocco: UN envoy insists on peaceful solution to Libyan crisis
    09 june 2015 13:47:23
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The international community is unanimous on the need for a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis, the UN envoy in Libya, Bernardino Leon, said on Monday in Skhirat, a suburb of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, where stakeholders are meeting to achieve peace in the north African country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Controversy as ex-Gov. Saraki emerges Senate President
    09 june 2015 11:43:14
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's upper legislative chamber, the Senate, Tuesday elected Senator Bukola Saraki of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as Its President. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria, Equatorial Guinea sign cooperation pact
    09 june 2015 10:30:02
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algeria and Equatorial Guinea have signed a cooperation agreement and a memorandum of understanding on political consultations. Full text...

  • Burundi: Burundi Electoral Commission releases new electoral calendar
    08 june 2015 21:02:27
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Burundi released on Monday a new calendar for general elections beginning with municipal and legislative polls on 26 June. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian leader not for military solution to Libyan crisis
    08 june 2015 18:08:14
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has reaffirmed at the G7 Summit of the world's most powerful leaders, holding in Germany, that his country remains opposed to a military solution to the Libyan crisis. Full text...

  • France: Presidents Hollande, Yayi to discuss ties Tuesday in Paris
    08 june 2015 14:55:48
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President Francois Hollande will Tuesday receive his Beninese counterpart, Thomas Boni Yayi, to discuss cooperation ties between the two countries, PANA learnt Monday from official sources. Full text...

  • Libya: UN launches campaign for peace in Libya
    08 june 2015 13:05:35
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is distributing leaflets with the slogan "Together for peace in Libya", calling for the need to overcome the current crisis in the country and saying that "given that battles deepen divisions and increase difficulties, reaching a peace agreement acceptable by all parties is hard to achieve". Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari arrives Germany, to hold talks with Obama, other G-7 leaders
    07 june 2015 17:29:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Munich, Germany, Sunday afternoon to begin a two-day official visit, during which he will participate in the G-7 Outreach programme for invited heads of government and global institutions. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir appoints new cabinet
    07 june 2015 10:06:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Newly-elected Sudanese President Omar Bashir on Saturday evening announced his new cabinet, with most of what the local media called “old guards” left out. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari leaves Sunday for G7 Summit in Germany
    06 june 2015 18:09:56
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria’s capital Abuja Sunday morning to attend the G7 Summit that is scheduled to take place in Bavaria, Germany, from 7-8 from, 2015. Full text...

  • Libya: Germany to host conference of Western FMs on Libyan crisis
    06 june 2015 13:26:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A conference of foreign affairs ministers from the western nations will be held on 10 June in the German capital, Berlin, and will be devoted to discussions with Libyan stakeholders involved in the crisis rocking the North African country, according to Libyan reliable sources on Saturday. Full text...

  • Gambia: EU diplomat in Gambia expelled
    06 june 2015 12:33:55
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian government has expelled the European Union's charges d’affaires in the Gambia, Agnès Guillaud. Full text...

  • Libya: Govt. wants arms embargo on army lifted for effective war against terrorism
    06 june 2015 12:10:19
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – The acting government in Libya has again appealed to the international community to quickly lift the arms embargo on its army to enable its forces and people appropriately prosecute the war against terrorism, particularly with the escalation of the "horrible" crimes perpetrated by the Islamic State organization (Daech) in the country. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC Chairperson congratulates Mauritian first woman President
    05 june 2015 20:07:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has “warmly congratulated” Ameenah Gurib-Fakim on her appointment as the new President of the Republic of Mauritius, according to a statement issued Friday by the Commission in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Tunisia: UNSMIL sets date for Libyan inclusive dialogue in Morocco
    05 june 2015 19:00:42
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Friday that the next round of the Libyan political inclusive dialogue to be held in Skhirat, Morocco, will start on 8 June 2015. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief, Security Council concerned over more violence in Burundi
    05 june 2015 07:33:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call for calm and restraint in Burundi following rising political tensions, saying he remains concerned about the potential for escalating violence in the country. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria-EU Association Council holds 9th session in Brussels
    04 june 2015 18:25:20
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – The ninth session of the Algerian-European Union Association Council opened Thursday in Brussels focused on regional peace and security issues as well as the promotion of economic cooperation between Algeria and the EU, sources at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari demands more action on multi-national task force fighting Boko Haram
    04 june 2015 17:31:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in N'djamena called on member-countries of the Lake Chad Commission to redouble their efforts and intensify the operations of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) established to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria, Chad renew commitment to collaborate against Boko Haram
    04 june 2015 17:20:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby Itno, Thursday in N’Djamena reaffirmed the commitment of their countries to greater cooperation in the fight against Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Egypt: Algeria, Egypt, Italy to meet on Libya
    04 june 2015 11:58:49
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - A tripartite meeting involving Algeria, Egypt and Italy will be held on Sunday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to discuss the situation in Libya. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Parliament approves Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as President
    04 june 2015 09:46:34
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Parliament Thursday unanimously approved globally-acclaimed scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the Island nation's President, making her the first woman to hold the position. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy tasks Libyan political actors, activists on reaching final agreement
    03 june 2015 19:20:08
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Libya and head of the UN Support Full text...

  • Algeria: 3rd round of inter-Libyan peace talks opens in Algiers
    03 june 2015 14:14:39
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Several leaders and chiefs of Libyan political parties, as well as civil society activists on Wednesday converged in Algiers for the third meeting of the inter-Libyan peace talks under the aegis of the United Nations. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges return to political dialogue in Burundi
    03 june 2015 05:05:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN is continuing its efforts to facilitate a political dialogue among Burundian stakeholders amid the country’s ongoing political deadlock and a rising humanitarian crisis, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Belgium: European Development Days open on Wednesday
    02 june 2015 21:54:49
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – About 5,000 participants and 500 speakers, including ministers and decision makers, from 140 countries are expected at the 2015 European Development Days (JED 2015) that will be held held on Wednesday and Thursday in Brussels. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese, Egyptian presidents discuss situation in Africa, Arab world
    02 june 2015 21:01:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudanese president Omar Bashir and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, on Tuesday in Khartoum reviewed the situation in the Arab world and Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Konaré appointed as AU High Representative for South Sudan
    02 june 2015 19:54:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has appointed former Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré as the AU High Representative for South Sudan, the Commission announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burundi: CENI to announce new election time-table in Burundi
    02 june 2015 15:43:28
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) is set to announce a new election time-table, originally scheduled for between May and August 2015, before the failed coup attempt in the African nation. Full text...

  • Sudan: President Bashir begins another 5-year term, pledges to stick to sharia laws
    02 june 2015 14:22:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At a ceremony attended by a considerable number of African heads of states, Sudanese re-elected president, Field Marshal Omar Bashir was sworn in here Tuesday for another five-year term. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria, Vietnam to strengthen bilateral cooperation
    02 june 2015 13:47:09
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Algeria and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen their cooperation and to back each other mutually whenever it is necessary at the multilateral level, the Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, said on Monday evening in a joint news conference with his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Tan Dung, who visited the African country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President seeks Senate's nod to appoint 15 Special Advisers
    02 june 2015 13:08:58
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking its approval for the appointment of 15 Special Advisers, according to a letter read in the upper legislative chamber Tuesday by Senate President David Mark Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari begins two day trip to Chad, Niger Wednesday
    01 june 2015 18:49:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will Wednesday begin a two-day trip to Chad and Niger as part of his efforts to put an end to activities of the Boko Haram Islamist sect, presidential spokesman Mallam Garba Shehu said here Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan: President Mugabe in Sudan for Bashir's inauguration
    01 june 2015 15:35:33
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has arrived in Khartoum to attend Tuesday's inauguration ceremony of President Omar Bashir. Full text...

  • Mauritius: New president to be sworn-in Friday
    01 june 2015 14:21:46
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - For the first time in the history of Mauritius, a woman will be inaugurated Friday as the nation's new president, PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: New President appoints spokesmen
    31 may 2015 22:24:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday appointed two spokesmen in the first set of appointments into his three-day-old administration. Full text...

  • UN: UN Adviser nudges all parties in Burundi on dialogue to calm tension
    31 may 2015 20:51:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng Sunday warned of increased tension and the risk of further violence in Burundi, unless all parties engage in open dialogue to resolve the crisis and calm tensions. Full text...

  • Tanzania: ‘Put off elections till mid-July 2015’, EAC leaders tell Burundi
    31 may 2015 17:20:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Burundi’s general elections, scheduled for June 2015, should be postponed for at least a month and half while all parties in the ongoing conflict should cease acts of violence, according to a resolution agreed here Sunday by an emergency regional summit. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya concerned over Ethiopian military incursion
    31 may 2015 10:36:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan government officials said Sunday there was “real concern” over the frequent Ethiopian military incursion into the northern Kenyan villages of Turkana and Moyale, after the latest security breach in which Ethiopian troops stormed a hospital and a school in the region. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta joins East African Heads at Burundi crisis Summit
    31 may 2015 09:51:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta joined East African leaders at an emergency Summit on the political crisis in Burundi Sunday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC leaders hold second summit on crisis in Burundi
    31 may 2015 09:32:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Leaders of the five-nation East African Community (EAC) are due to meet here Sunday to find a solution to the political instability in Burundi and how to assist thousands of refugees it has driven out of the country while Burundians left behind worry about their security. Full text...

  • South Africa: Tutu slams government for "humiliating" South Africa
    31 may 2015 08:03:30
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has slammed the South African government for "humiliating" the country by permitting President Jacob Zuma to spend US$24 million of taxpayers' money to upgrade his private home. Full text...

  • Mauritius: President Kailash Purryag resigns
    30 may 2015 15:44:09
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian President Kailash Purryag resigned on Friday night, five months after the fall of the Labour government that nominated him to the post three years back, PANA learnt from official sources on Saturday. Full text...

  • US: US condemns violence in Burundi, urges peace, dialogue
    30 may 2015 15:10:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The US on Saturday strongly condemned the 29 May grenade attack in Bujumbura, Burundi's capital city, and the continued violence in the country, a US State Department statement said. Full text...

  • Sudan: Nigeria's president Buhari to attend Bashir's inauguration - Minister
    30 may 2015 12:38:24
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Nigeria’s newly sworn-in president, Muhammadu Buhari, will fly to the Sudan next week to attend the inauguration ceremony of his Sudanese counterpart, Omar Bashir. Full text...

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