Politics - Summit
  • Somalia Continues To Languish In Political Wilderness
    07 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- Somalia remains a political basket case in search of a government in spite of regional efforts to bring the country back to the family of nations. Full text...

  • OAU Panel Calls For Reparations For Rwanda Genocide
    07 july 2000 08:34:00
    LONDON- UK (PANA) -- Those who "failed to prevent or mitigate" the 1994 genocide in Rwanda should be made to pay reparations towards the country's social and economic development, the OAU's International Panel of Eminent Persons, which investigated the killings, has recommended. Full text...

  • Conspiracy Robs Africa Of World Cup Venue
    07 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- African ministers and diplomats attending the OAU council of ministers meeting Thursday in Lome expressed bitterness and regret that South Africa did not win the chance to host the 2006 World Football Cup. Full text...

  • Botswana, Burkina Faso, Senegal Pay Dues In Advance
    06 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The Ambassadors' Committee of the Organisation of African Unity has commended Botswana, Burkina Faso and Senegal for making advance payments of their assessed contributions to the budget of the continental body. Full text...

  • Committee Of Ambassadors Divided Over Sahelo-Saharan Community
    06 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The OAU Committee of Ambassadors ended its meeting in Lome Wednesday evening after reaching consensus on all items on the agenda except the draft protocol of co-operation between the continental organisation and the Economic Community of Sahelo-Saharan States. Full text...

  • More Work To Be Done On African Union Proposal
    06 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- African ambassadors setting the stage for their foreign affairs ministers meeting which precedes the OAU leaders' assembly, to be held here next week, have failed to reach a common position on the proposed African Union. Full text...

  • Koffigoh Commends OAU Ambassadors
    06 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese foreign affairs minister, Kokou Koffigoh, has commended African ambassadors for their contributions to help Africa move forward during their two-day deliberations in Lome. Full text...

  • Rwanda Genocide Report Ready - Salim
    06 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity, Salim Ahmed Salim, late Wednesday said an International Panel of Eminent Persons Investigating the 1994 Rwanda genocide has concluded its work and the report would be presented to him on Friday. Full text...

  • Salim Appeals For Contributions To Drought-Disaster Fund
    06 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The OAU's Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa has been depleted due to the continent's numerous natural disasters, prompting Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim to appeal to member states to replenish the near-empty coffers. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Makes Physical Contact With African Realities
    05 july 2000 08:34:00
    OUAGADOUGOU- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Lome Gears Up For 36th OAU Summit
    05 july 2000 08:34:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The city of Lome is bustling with activities in preparation for the 36th Summit of the Organisation of African Unity, billed to open next week in the Togolese Capital. Full text...

  • OAU Ambassadors Start Discussions In Lome
    04 july 2000 09:29:00
    LOME- Togo (PANA) -- The Committee of African Ambassadors began a two-day meeting in Lome Tuesday, aimed at preparing the grounds for the 36th summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) scheduled to take place in the Togolese capital 10-12 July. Full text...

  • OAU Tells Anjouan Separatists To Sign Peace Accord
    04 july 2000 08:34:00
    MORONI- Comoros (PANA) -- The OAU has asked Anjouan separatists to sign the Antananarivo agreement before the organisation's summit scheduled in Lome, Togo, from 10 to 12 July, former speaker of parliament, Abdallah Halifa, has said. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Supports Trans-Saharan Railway Project
    03 july 2000 08:34:00
    ZINDER- Niger (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Bouteflika Proposes DRC Meeting At Lome OAU Summit
    03 july 2000 08:34:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has called for a meeting devoted to the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the course of the 10-12 July summit of the Organisation of African Unity in Lome, Togo. Full text...

  • France Offers 3.7 Million Francs To OAU Peace Fund
    29 june 2000 09:29:00
    ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia (PANA) -- France Thursday donated 3. Full text...

  • Canada Donates To OAU Restructuring Project
    28 june 2000 09:29:00
    ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Canada is to provide close to 1. Full text...

  • OAU, EU Commitment To Eradicate Landmines Lauded
    26 june 2000 09:29:00
    -the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to provide- financial and technical assistance for the removal of landmines in Africa is a good step forward in getting rid of the problem. Full text...

  • OAU Delegation Arrives In Moroni
    25 june 2000 09:29:00
    MORONI- Comoros (PANA) -- An Organisation of African Unity delegation arrived in Moroni Sunday for discussions relating to the economic embargo imposed by the continental body on the separatist island of Anjouan. Full text...

  • UN Asks Kabila To Co-Operate With Dialogue Facilitator
    23 june 2000 09:29:00
    NEW YORK- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council late Thursday chided the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for antagonising the process for national dialogue and urged it to fully recommit itself to the process. Full text...

  • Forum Maps Out New Development Paradigms For Africa
    23 june 2000 09:29:00
    DAKAR- Senegal (PANA) -- A group of prominent Africans seeking innovative approaches to African development wound up their three-day meeting in Dakar late Thursday, with a declaration that could launch the continent on a new path of growth and development this century. Full text...

  • Slave Trade Blamed For Africa's Current Under-Development
    23 june 2000 09:29:00
    to full recognise- in their analysis, the impact o-f slave trade as one of the most profound causes of the continent's current under-development. ) Full text...

  • OAU And EU Plan To Hold Summit
    14 september 1999 09:29:00
    LONDON- UK (PANA) -- The OAU and European Union are to hold their first ever summit as part of a new initiative to halt Africa's marginalisation in international affairs, the British Foreign Office Minister of State, Peter Hain, has announced. Full text...

  • African Leaders Endorse Declaration On African Union
    10 september 1999 09:29:00
    SIRTE Libya (PANA) Forty--four African leaders Thursday decided they had little choice but to form a continental union to face the challenges of globalisation and development. Full text...

  • Bouteflika, Khadafi Call For A United Africa
    09 september 1999 09:29:00
    SIRTE- Libya (PANA) -- The extra-ordinary summit of the Organisation of African Unity opened late Wednesday, with calls for African countries to merge into one state. Full text...

  • SIRTE DECLARATION
    09 september 1999 09:29:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- 1. Full text...

  • African Leaders Condemn Violence in East Timor
    09 september 1999 09:29:00
    SIRTE- Libya (PANA) -- African leaders attending the OAU extraordinary summit Thursday urged the United Nations and the international community to take decisive and urgent steps to stop the "current and dramatic situation" in East Timor, following the continuation of violence, killings and destruction of property. Full text...

  • Taylor Changes His Mind, Heads For OAU Summit
    08 september 1999 09:29:00
    MONROVIA- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor finally left the country Tuesday for Libya to attend an extraordinary summit of the OAU opening in Sirte Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libyan Leader Says Africa Must Unite Or Perish
    07 september 1999 09:29:00
    TRIPOLI- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Libya Pays OAU contributions For Seven States
    07 september 1999 09:29:00
    TRIPOLI- Libya (PANA) -- Libya Monday night presented a 4. Full text...

  • Libya Pays OAU contributions For Seven States
    07 september 1999 09:29:00
    TRIPOLI- Libya (PANA) -- Libya Monday night presented a 4. Full text...

  • Foreign Ministers Begin Charter Review
    06 september 1999 09:29:00
    TRIPOLI- Libya (PANA) -- African foreign ministers meet Monday evening in Tripoli to thrash out a draft review of the 36-year-old OAU charter to bring it up to date as the continent enters the new millennium. Full text...

  • OAU Secretary General in Tripoli
    04 september 1999 09:29:00
    TRIPOLI- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary-general of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Salim Ahmed Salim, arrived in Tripoli Saturday, to attend the fourth extra-ordinary summit of the continental body which opens on 7 September. Full text...

  • Special Summit To Chart New Directions For OAU
    03 september 1999 09:29:00
    ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia (PANA) -- After 35 years of existence, the OAU is expected to chart new directions into the next millennium when African leaders meet next week for a two-day extraordinary summit in Libya's seaport city of Sirte. Full text...

  • Summit Suggests Conference On Small Arms
    14 july 1999 20:40:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- The 35th OAU summit has mandated the organisation's secretary-general, Salim Ahmed Salim, to convene a regional conference on small arms. Full text...

  • OAU Approves Convention On Terrorism
    14 july 1999 20:40:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- African leaders Wednesday agreed to set up a mechanism that would fight international terrorism on the continent at the end of their three-day summit in Algiers. Full text...

  • OAU Directs Secretariat To Name Committee On Education
    14 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- African leaders, winding up the 35th Summit of the OAU Wednesday, have directed the secretariat to establish a steering committee that would implement the organisation's programme of action for the Decade of Education in Africa. Full text...

  • African Leaders Pledge To Respect Existing Borders
    14 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- African leaders Wednesday pledged to continue respecting the existing borders inherited at the time of independence. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Calls For Pan African Congress
    13 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • African Leaders Discuss Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict
    13 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- Several African leaders met in Algiers to discuss the stalemate in efforts to end the border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Full text...

  • Coup Makers Slated At OAU Summit
    13 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- Hard words were expressed during the closed-door session of the 35th OAU Summit in Algiers against putschists and African leaders who over-stayed in power. Full text...

  • Salim Appeals To African Leaders To Unite
    12 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- The 35th summit of the OAU opened Monday in Algiers with Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim appealing to African leaders to muster enough resolve to "make the 21st century Africa's century. Full text...

  • Investment In Education Key To Africa's Success - Obasanjo
    12 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Monday called on African leaders to invest in education, science and technology in order to make the continent competitive in the 21st century. Full text...

  • Annan Says Africa Is Investors Paradise
    12 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Monday told African leaders that the continent remains the most profitable region in the world for Amerian and Japanese investors. Full text...

  • Conflicts, Globalisation Top Agenda Of OAU Summit
    11 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- The 35th summit of the OAU, scheduled to open Monday morning in Algiers, has "conflicts in Africa" and the "challenge of globalisation" as two major issues topping its agenda. Full text...

  • Outgoing OAU Chairman Assesses Tenure
    11 july 1999 09:29:00
    OUAGADOUGOU- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- On the eve of turning over the OAU chairmanship to Algerian President, Abdel Aziz Bouteflika, at the grouping's 35th summit in Algiers, Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore Sunday assessed his term of office as an "accomplishment. Full text...

  • Compaore Urges Collegues To Examine Causes Of Conflict
    11 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- The outgoing OAU chairman, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Monday urged his African counterparts to use their annual gathering "to reflect deeply on the underlying causes of conflicts and reasons for their increase in the continent. Full text...

  • Foreign Ministers End Session
    10 july 1999 09:29:00
    ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- African foreign mininsters ended their 70th ordinary session early Saturday after adopting about 20 resolutions to be submitted for approval by the 35th summit of the OAU, which begins Monday. Full text...

  • OAU Summit To Discuss Terrorism
    01 april 1999 20:40:00
    NAIROBI- Kenya (PANA) -- The 1999 Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit in Algiers is expected to formulate recommendations on how to tackle the problem of terrorism, Algeria's ambassador to Kenya, Said Ali-Ketranji, said in Nairobi Thursday. Full text...

  • OAU Expresses Solidarity With President Vieira
    09 june 1998 20:40:00
    OUAGADOUGOU- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- African leaders Tuesday expressed solidarity with President Joao Bernardo Vieira of Guinea Bissau, following the reported mutiny by a group of that country's armed forces. Full text...

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