Politics - Summit
  • SADC leaders vow to end war in Angola, DRC
    14 august 2001 22:01:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- At the end of their two-day summit in Blantyre, leaders of the 14-member Southern Africa Development Community Tuesday expressed strong concern about the wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. Full text...

  • SADC Leaders Hail Kabila's Peace Efforts in DRC
    12 august 2001 17:56:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Leaders of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Sunday started their annual summit here calling for cessation of hostilities in the Great Lakes region. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe to attend summit despite threats
    11 august 2001 17:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean officials said Saturday that President Robert Mugabe would travel to Malawi for a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Heads of State summit despite threats of assassination by an unknown group opposed to his controversial land reforms. Full text...

  • Burundi mediation pursued amid reports of failed coup
    23 july 2001 11:41:00
    Arusha- Tanzania (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela, the mediator in the Burundian peace process, arrived Monday in Arusha, Tanzania to attend the regional summit on Burundi, amid reports of a failed coup in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Buyoya leaves for Arusha summit on Burundi's leadership
    21 july 2001 16:48:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi's President Pierre Buyoya left Bujumbura Saturday for Arusha, Tanzania, where the 15th regional summit on the conflict in Burundi opens Monday. Full text...

  • Gabonese President man of the Lusaka OAU summit
    13 july 2001 22:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Many might have betted on Col. Full text...

  • Col. Kadhafi calls for the United States of Africa
    11 july 2001 18:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • African leaders end landmark summit.
    11 july 2001 18:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 37th and last summit of the Organisation of African Unity wound up in Lusaka, Zambia, Wednesday with the endorsement of mechanisms and institutions of the African Union, which has formally replaced the 38-year old continental body. Full text...

  • Leaders describe African Union summit successful
    11 july 2001 15:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders Wednesday ended the 37th OAU heads of state and government summit in Zambia by proclaiming the birth of the African Union to replace the 38- year-old continental body. Full text...

  • African Leaders Adopt Landmark Decisions
    11 july 2001 13:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African Heads of State and Government attending the 37th Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit in Lusaka, Wednesday formally transformed the continental body into the African Union (AU) and decided how the transition will be managed. Full text...

  • Historic OAU Summit Goes Into Home Stretch
    11 july 2001 11:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African heads of state and government meeting in Lusaka will formally launch the African Union at the conclusion of the 37th ordinary summit of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • Konare Advocates African Security Council
    10 july 2001 23:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare says the OAU's Central Organ on the Mechanism for the prevention, mediation and resolution of conflicts, should be transformed into a Security Council for the African Union. Full text...

  • Kagame, Kabila meet in Lusaka
    10 july 2001 19:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Rwandan and DR Congo leaders met Tuesday in Lusaka on the fringe of the OAU Summit, to explore peace in the troubled Great Lakes region. Full text...

  • Annan urges AU to focus on economic issues, ending wars
    10 july 2001 18:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Tuesday urged African countries to henceforth depart from concentrating on politics, and instead focus on economic issues for the African Union to make it succeed. Full text...

  • African Leaders Consider Decentralisation of AU Offices
    10 july 2001 17:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders meeting in Lusaka are studying proposals from member countries on how new offices of the newly-launched African Union could be located in different countries. Full text...

  • Israeli diplomat evicted from OAU summit
    10 july 2001 17:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- An Israeli diplomat accredited to Zambia was evicted from the opening session of the OAU summit in Lusaka Monday. Full text...

  • Annan welcomes Essy's election as OAU Secretary General
    10 july 2001 13:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan On Tuesday welcomed the election of Amara Essy of Cote d'Ivoire as new head of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • African Union discussion tops OAU summit agenda Tuesday
    10 july 2001 13:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders meeting in Lusaka for the 37th OAU summit, Tuesday entered the second day of closed door session with discussion on the transformation of the OAU into the African Union, as the prime item on their agenda. Full text...

  • Amara Essy: New OAU Secretary-General
    09 july 2001 23:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ivorian diplomat Amara Essy, elected next OAU Secretary-General Monday was born 20 December 1944 in Bouake, northern Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Amara Essy elected OAU Secretary-General
    09 july 2001 22:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Ivorian Foreign Minister Amara Essy, has been elected the next Secretary-General of the OAU after four-and-a-half hours of protracted polling and the withdrawal of one of his opponents, Namibia's Foreign Minister, Theo-Ben Gurirab. Full text...

  • Eyadema restates call for an African Peace Force
    09 july 2001 22:14:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema Monday in Lusaka reiterated the call for the establishment of an African peace-keeping force to handle growing conflicts on the continent. Full text...

  • OAU boss election opens, Lansana Kouyate out
    09 july 2001 20:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- ECOWAS Executive Secretary Lansana Kouyate has been eliminated in the first round of a poll to elect the next Organisation of African Unity secretary general. Full text...

  • Salim underscores need for women's empowerment
    09 july 2001 17:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Outgoing OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim on Monday underscored the need to uplift the involvement and participation of African women in Africa's development and political processes. Full text...

  • Salim says AU is Africa's greatest feat
    09 july 2001 16:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Outgoing OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim has described the launch of the African Union as one of the greatest achievements of the continent. Full text...

  • Last OAU summit opens with launch of African Union
    09 july 2001 16:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders on Monday Lusaka formally launched the African Union (AU) to replace the 38-year-old Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Full text...

  • Annan says peace crucial for success of African Union
    09 july 2001 13:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday commended the formal launch of the African Union by African leaders in Lusaka, but warned that it would only achieve its objectives if peace is allowed to prevail on the continent. Full text...

  • Pretoria sees 37th OAU Summit as landmark event
    09 july 2001 09:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has described this week's OAU Summit as a landmark event in Africa's long history of conflict and underdevelopment. Full text...

  • African leaders meet for OAU Summit
    09 july 2001 09:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- More than 40 African leaders are set for the opening of the 37th ordinary summit of OAU heads of state and government on Monday in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Mandela, Annan, other leaders arrive for OAU summit
    08 july 2001 19:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- More leaders arrived Sunday in Lusaka for the OAU summit, including UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Nine candidates identified for human rights commission
    08 july 2001 17:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The 37th OAU summit, which gets underway in Lusaka Monday, is to elect new members to the African Commission on Human and People's Rights from 12 candidates. Full text...

  • President Pierre Buyoya leaves for Lusaka
    08 july 2001 15:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- President Pierre Buyoya of Burundi left Bujumbura Sunday morning for Lusaka, Zambia to attend the OAU summit opening there on Monday. Full text...

  • Niger president heads for Lusaka
    08 july 2001 13:57:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- President Mamadou Tandja of Niger left Niamey Sunday for Lusaka, Zambia, where he will take part in the 37th OAU Summit, a State radio broadcast said. Full text...

  • African leaders in for tight summit schedule
    08 july 2001 11:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Details begun to emerge Sunday on the programme awaiting African leaders when they convene in Lusaka 9-11 July for the annual OAU Heads of State summit. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan awaited in Lusaka
    07 july 2001 21:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Over 40 countries have already confirmed their participation in the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) heads of state and government summit which opens in the country next week. Full text...

  • African leaders begin arriving for OAU summit
    07 july 2001 21:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders Saturday began arriving in Lusaka for next week's historic OAU summit where the 38-year old continental body is expected to be transformed into the African Union to foster closer economic and political integration. Full text...

  • Salim urges OAU to boost its revenue
    04 july 2001 16:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim said Wednesday that the continental Organisation should find alternative ways to boost its revenue and stem its perennial financial woes. Full text...

  • Mandela, other African leaders for Lusaka Summit
    04 july 2001 16:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is among 35 to 40 African leaders expected to attend the 37th Summit of the Organisation of African Unity, which opens in Lusaka, Zambia, next week. Full text...

  • Salim says Lusaka summit historic for Africa Union
    09 june 2001 12:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim Saturday says the forthcoming summit in Lusaka is more historical because it has been given specific responsibility to work out the practical modalities for the implementation of the creation of the African Union. Full text...

  • Lusaka ready to host the 37th OAU Summit
    08 june 2001 20:13:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Zambia's foreign minister Keli Walubita on Thursday declared in Lome that Lusaka was ready to host the 37th OAU Summit in July. Full text...

  • Burundi peace process hits another snag
    05 june 2001 14:44:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A regional summit on Burundi called for Monday in Arusha, north Tanzania, has been postponed indefinitely, hardly two weeks since a meeting on the country's transitional leadership collapsed at the same venue. Full text...

  • IGAD summit on Sudan opens in Nairobi
    02 june 2001 11:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development's (IGAD) committee on Sudan opened in Nairobi Saturday with a call on both sides of the conflict to do everything to ensure that peace returns to the country. Full text...

  • OAU Lusaka Summit unchanged 9-11 July
    25 may 2001 16:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim confirmed Friday that the 37th Summit of the continental Organisation will still take place as scheduled 9-11 July in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • OAU Central Organ urges peace in trouble spots
    19 may 2001 18:21:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The 5th ordinary Summit of the OAU Central Organ for the Prevention, Management and Settlement of conflicts, ended in Lome Saturday, by reiterating commitment to and support for the Lusaka agreement as crucial to the resolution of the DR Congo conflict. Full text...

  • Moroccan, Portuguese Premiers to Meet in Lisbon
    12 may 2001 19:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A high-level meeting between the Moroccan and Portuguese government delegations will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Lisbon to take stock of bilateral co- operation, official sources in Rabat said. Full text...

  • Zambia reaffirms commitment to host OAU Summit
    10 may 2001 18:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government says there is no basis to move the venue of the scheduled OAU's 37th Ordinary Summit from Lusaka to South Africa as proposed Wednesday by Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Pretoria unaware of plans to change venue of OAU Summit
    10 may 2001 14:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has expressed optimism that the 37th Summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) will take place in Zambia in July as scheduled. Full text...

  • Kadhafi proposes change of venue for OAU summit
    09 may 2001 23:00:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • President Wade opposes creation of an African Monetary Fund
    20 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has stressed the importance of African states to actively take part in the reform process of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid the surprises like those they now face under the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Full text...

  • UEMOA satisfied with Senegal's convergence programme
    15 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Commission of the West-African Economic and Monetary Union or UEMOA felt that the projections of Senegal's 2000-2003 multi-annual programme is ""compatible with the union's convergence criteria"", Le Journal de l'Economie has reported. Full text...

  • A monumental Seed of change sown in Sirte
    13 march 2001 23:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The true dimensions of momentous events in history are rarely perceived, analysed or interpreted from the onset. Full text...

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