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  • Côte-d'Ivoire: ICRC, Morocco sign agreement to formalize relations
    24 november 2014 19:15:54
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Moroccan government and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed an agreement Monday to formalize the relations the ICRC has had with Morocco since the country gained independence, the humanitarian organisation said in a statement sent to PANA here. Full text...

  • Ghana: Togolese President Gnassingbé begins Ghana visit
    24 november 2014 18:30:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Togolese President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé began a three-day visit to Ghana on Monday during which he will hold talks with his host, John Dramani Mahama, on bilateral issues focusing on a joint water project that will serve Ghana and Togo, energy, security and health. Full text...

  • Sao Tome and Principe: President Costa to cooperate with opposition-led parliament
    24 november 2014 15:29:02
    Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe (PANA) - President Manuel Pinto da Costa of Sao Tome and Principe has pledged to cooperate with the Independent Democratic Action (ADI), the opposition party which won the 12 October legislative elections in the country, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • South Africa: Talks underway to end deadlock in Parliament
    24 november 2014 13:51:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Talks aimed at ending the deadlock which has paralysed South Africa’s Parliament kicked off in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa pledging to end the stand-off. Full text...

  • Sudan: Govt. Darfuri rebel movements begin peace talks
    24 november 2014 12:30:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Peace talks between the Sudanese government and Darfuri rebel movements, which did not sign the Doha peace agreement, began Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Burundi: Voters registration begins ahead of next year's elections
    24 november 2014 11:50:03
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Registration of voters started in Burundi Monday, despite the increasing demand from a dozen opposition political parties for the postponement of the exercise for at least two weeks to allow them to better prepare themselves. Full text...

  • Libya: President Bouteflika orders opening of Algerian border for sick Libyans
    24 november 2014 11:31:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has ordered the country's military to open the border with Libya to allow in Libyans seeking medical attention. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Transitional government announced
    24 november 2014 11:12:52
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's Interim President Michel Kafando has published the list of his 25-member transitional government. Full text...

  • US: US congratulates Tunisia on presidential polls
    24 november 2014 08:18:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Monday congratulated the Tunisian people on their peaceful conduct during the country's presidential election held on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Darfur's main rebels agree to new round of AU-mediated talks
    24 november 2014 07:48:01
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The main rebel leaders in Sudan's western Darfur region have agreed to a new round of talks under the mediation of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • US: Nigerian diplomat, former US scribe head high-level Commission on Global Governance
    23 november 2014 18:13:09
    New York, US (PANA) - Former Nigerian Foreign MInister, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and former US Secretary of State, Ms. Maadeleine Albright, will co-chair a new commission focusing on conflict affected countries, governance, justice, cyber economy, and other global challenges, a statement announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • Sudan: FM wants UNAMID to assist Sudan achieve peace or......
    23 november 2014 12:21:51
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Sunday said the UN-AU peace Keeping Force in Darfur (UNAMID) should either help it achieve peace in the region or leave the country alone. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria condemns terrorist attack on transport bus in Kenya
    22 november 2014 17:29:01
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Algeria has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a transport bus in northern Kenya that left 28 people dead early Saturday, describing it as ''cowardly and horrible''. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: East African Force reaches full military deployment capability
    22 november 2014 16:44:44
    Adama, Ethiopia (PANA) - The East African military force forming part of the African Standby Force (ASF) has declared its full readiness to deploy against conflicts and security threats in Africa. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya strikes Al Shabaab camp after deadly bus attack
    22 november 2014 14:36:24
    Mandera, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Air Force jets launched missile strikes against the hideout of a group of militants who killed 28 people in a bus attack near the border with Somalia Saturday, the government said. Full text...

  • Libya: UN envoy reaffirms UN position in Libya
    22 november 2014 13:40:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chief of the UN Mission in Libya (MANUL), Bernardino Leon, has said the position adopted by the UN on the results of the 25 June elections had not changed, alluding to the recognition of the chamber of representatives (Parliament) in the eastern city of Tobruk. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU extends mndate of anti-piracy operation off Somali coast
    22 november 2014 11:13:50
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has extended till 12 Dec. 2016 the mandate of the naval operation Atalanta which is battling piracy off the Somali coast, the Council of member states said in a statement in Brussels Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ex-President Obasanjo rates Pres. Jonathan's performance 'below average'
    22 november 2014 09:17:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo has rated the performance of current President Goodluck Jonathan in office as ''below average'', an action that will surely trigger another round of hot exchanges between the two. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief tasks Burkinabe on political transition
    22 november 2014 07:11:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call for all Burkinabe stakeholders to ensure the country's seamless transition to democracy amid an ongoing constitutional crisis in the West African country. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Armed groups in North Mali satisfied with inter-Malian talks
    21 november 2014 20:40:01
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The secretary general of the Coordination for the Azawad People, Hamadi Ould Cheikh, has said that recent acts of violence reported in the Malian northern region of Gao will not affect the present peace process. Full text...

  • Mali: 'AU has made progress in Mali inclusive dialogue'
    21 november 2014 20:39:21
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has recorded "considerable progress" in its efforts toward a successful Malian inclusive dialogue. Full text...

  • Angola: Angola to send 1,800 troops to Central African Republic
    21 november 2014 20:24:53
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan Defence Minister, João Lourenço has announced that his country will send troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) early next year as part of the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA). Full text...

  • Libya: Egypt President al-Sissi urges international community to back Libyan army
    21 november 2014 19:58:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has called on the international community to back the Libyan army in its fight against terrorism to spare the country a military intervention like the one that is presently prevailing in Syria and Iraq. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Nouakchott, Bamako take measures to resolve border issues
    21 november 2014 18:43:51
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritania and Mali have undertaken a common approach to resolve border issues and facilitate the movement of people and goods across their shared frontier of over 2,000 km, according to a joint declaration issued here Friday at the end of a ministerial conference between the two countries. Full text...

  • Mozambique: Mugabe congratulates Nyusi on election as President of Mozambique
    21 november 2014 15:38:15
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has sent a message of congratulations to Filipe Nyusi on his election as President of Mozambique, PANA learnt from official sources in Maputo. Full text...

  • Sudan: Chairman of elections commission pledges free, fair elections next April
    21 november 2014 14:51:11
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Chairman of the Sudanese National Elections Commission (NEC), Prof. Mukhtar al-Asam, has declared that his organization has made all the necessary arrangements to organize free and fair elections in April next year. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa representing Pretoria at Africa-Turkey Summit
    21 november 2014 14:18:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is leading the country's delegation to Friday’s Africa-Turkey Summit of Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Togo: Security forces deployed as opposition, ruling party brace for demonstrations
    21 november 2014 12:39:27
    Lome, Togo (PANA) – Security forces have been deployed across the Togolese capital, Lome, the scene of Friday's demonstration by the opposition for institutional and constitutional reforms, PANA learnt from here. Full text...

  • Libya: UN envoy says political solution difficult in Libya, but not impossible
    21 november 2014 12:28:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The special envoy of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Bernardino Leon, has said that a political solution in Libya is difficult to achieve, but not impossible and urged stakeholders to adopt dialogue as a means to solve the political crisis in the north African nation. Full text...

  • Niger: French PM expected Sunday in Niamey
    20 november 2014 20:38:56
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – French Prime minister Manuel Valls is expected on Sunday in the Niger capital, Niamey, for a 24 hour our visit which will focus on military cooperation and security in the Sahel region, the Niger News Agency (ANP) reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: AU chairman praises national consensus in Burkina Faso
    20 november 2014 20:14:41
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The current chairman of the African Union, Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has hailed "the national consensus" in Burkina Faso that has seen the inauguration of acting president Michel Kafando to see the country through its transition. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Third round of inter-Malian talks opens in Algiers
    20 november 2014 19:35:01
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The third round of the inter-Malian talks resumed Thursday in Algiers under the Algerian mediation, Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra said, expressing hope "to see the Malian parties reach definitive agreement''. Full text...

  • Belgium: High level meeting on Somalia opens in Copenhagen
    20 november 2014 18:46:34
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - An International High Level Partnership Forum on Somalia opened Thursday in Copenhagen, Denmark, to take stock of the progress made in terms of security and development in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa country since the last international donors' conference held in September 2013. Full text...

  • Senegal: Africa, Turkey hold summit on cooperation
    20 november 2014 16:25:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Turkey and Africa will hold a second summit to strengthen their cooperation, the African Union Commission (AUC) announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: UN Security Council designates "Ansar al Sharia" group as terrorist organisation
    20 november 2014 11:25:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Security Council has designated the "Ansar al Sharia" group (supporters of Islamic law) of Libya as a terrorist organisation. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Transitional PM seeks reconciliation
    20 november 2014 09:36:49
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's newly-appointed Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida has called for self-sacrifice, hard work and reconciliation by his compatriots. Full text...

  • UN: UN official urges more support for Somalia's progression
    19 november 2014 20:40:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, says Somalia’s positive strides do not mean "plain sailing", urging the international community to continue to support the Horn of Africa nation in its efforts to stabilize and build sustainable security. Full text...

  • Belgium: OIF sends team to monitor Tunisia's presidential polls
    19 november 2014 19:44:22
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - A mission of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) has arrived in Tunisia for a six day visit to monitor the first round of the country’s presidential election scheduled for 23 November, according to a statement from the organization. Full text...

  • Zambia: Late President Sata’s wife to contest for party's nomination
    19 november 2014 19:22:01
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s late President Michael Sata’s widow Dr Christine Kaseba Sata has filed her nomination papers to contest for the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) presidency to stand in the 20 January presidential elections being held following the death of her husband. Full text...

  • France: 'Presidency for life is over in Africa'
    19 november 2014 18:06:48
    Paris, France (PANA) - The establishment of a civilian transition in Burkina Faso with the appointment on Sunday night of diplomat Michel Kafando as leader of the country should warn African leaders against the tendency of "president for life". Full text...

  • Nigeria: Main opposition party holds rally to press for free, fair elections in 2015
    19 november 2014 13:48:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - With the ban on electioneering campaign for next year's general elections now lifted, Nigeria's main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday held a rally in the capital city of Abuja to press for free and fair elections, among others. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Zida named Burkinabe interim Prime Minister
    19 november 2014 13:31:40
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The President of Transition government in Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, has appointed Lt.-Col. Isaac Zida as transitional Prime Minister, according to a decree issued here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Ex President Banda to contest Jan. presidential elections
    19 november 2014 11:34:54
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia's former ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has suspended its president, Nevers Mumba, and announced the adoption of former president Rupiah Banda as candidate for the presidential by-election slated for 20 Jan. 2015. Full text...

  • US: US hails B/Faso for progress in political transition
    19 november 2014 10:47:29
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has congratulated the people of Burkina Faso and their leaders on the signing of a charter that will guide the transition to a democratically-elected government. Full text...

  • Botswana: South Africa, Botswana cement ties
    19 november 2014 08:28:38
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is expected to jet into Botswana Thursday to attend the 2nd Bi-National Commission (BNC) summit meeting between the leaders of the two countries. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Algerian president calls for closer ties with Morocco
    18 november 2014 20:59:56
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Tuesday called for the strengthening of relations with Morocco, which have been strained for years because of the Western Sahara conflict. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Govt. urges mutineers to return to barracks
    18 november 2014 20:34:23
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian Defence minister, Paul Koffi Koffi, has appealed to soldiers who staged protests marches on Tuesday in several cities against their living conditions, to return to their posts. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya 'deplores' lack of military support from US, Britain
    18 november 2014 20:26:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya’s representative to the United Nations, Ibrahim Debbachi, has deplored the lack of enthusiasm by the United States and Britain to support Libyan army in its war against terrorism that is tearing the North African country apart. Full text...

  • Tunisia: EU to deploy 100 observers for Tunisia presidential poll
    18 november 2014 19:44:57
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The European Union intends to beef up its election monitoring team in Tunisia before voters head to the polls to elect the country's president on 23 November 2014, according to EU Mission in Tunisia spokesperson Alessandro Gori. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia’s presidential by-election set for 20 January 2015
    18 november 2014 18:37:09
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambians go to the polls on 20 January 2015 to elect a new president following the death of President Michael Sata on 28 October 2014, it was officially announced here Tuesday. Full text...

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