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  • Tunisia: Tunis, N'Djamena sign cooperation agreements
    24 june 2014 13:50:51
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia and Chad on Monday signed a number of agreements in many areas of cooperation, including a memorandum of understanding on education, a framework agreement on agriculture and a cooperation agreement in tourism and handicrafts. Full text...

  • Libya: Tunisia to hand over Khadafi supporters to Libya
    24 june 2014 12:16:22
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Tunisia will hand over 10 supporters of former Libyan leader Mouammar Khadafi who are residing in the country to Libya, the online newspaper Al-Wassat said Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: President Zuma leads powerful SA delegation for AU summit
    24 june 2014 11:37:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma will lead South Africa's delegation to the 23rd ordinary session of the African Union (AU) summit in Equatorial Guinea, to be held from Wednesday to Friday in Malabo. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council tasks Libyans on peaceful parliamentary polls
    24 june 2014 08:21:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has called on all parties in Libya to ensure Full text...

  • Burundi: President Nkurunziza receives envoy from Kabila
    23 june 2014 21:26:20
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, on Monday received the Congolese deputy minister of foreign affairs, Tunda ya Kasede, who delivered a message from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila, official sources said. Full text...

  • Libya: Gov't distances itself from Haftar ultimatum to Turkish, Qatari nationals
    23 june 2014 20:13:15
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan ministry of foreign affairs on Monday said that the 48-hour ultimatum by troops loyal to retired General Haftar to Turkish and Qatari nationals to leave eastern Libya or face arrest or legal proceedings, does not reflect the official position. Full text...

  • Togo: Opposition demands political reforms in Togo
    23 june 2014 16:52:25
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The group, "Save Togo", which includes several opposition parties and Human Rights organizations, announced here Monday that public demonstrations will be held 26, 27 and 28 June in Lomé to demand political reforms, PANA learnt Monday from sources close to the group. Full text...

  • Zambia: Govt. dismiss assertions that relations with EU not cordial
    23 june 2014 16:34:30
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Contrary to assertions by some sections of the society, the European Union-Zambia relations are cordial and both parties are focused on achieving greater development cooperation, the Zambian Ministry of Finance stated here Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: 'Re-elected president Aziz will pursue national unity, among others'
    23 june 2014 15:22:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, re-elected in Saturday's presidential polls in Mauritania, will pursue a policy of strengthening national unity, independence of the judiciary, the fight against mismanagement and inequality and equitable redistribution of national wealth. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz re-elected Mauritanian President
    23 june 2014 09:42:21
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has been re-elected the president of Mauritania after winning Saturday's election. Full text...

  • Malawi: Mutharika appoints opposition leader into Cabinet
    23 june 2014 08:15:43
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi's new President Peter Mutharika late Sunday appointed Atupele Muluzi of the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF), who came a distant fourth in the 20 May elections, into his cabinet. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian state governor concedes defeat
    22 june 2014 19:24:15
    Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (PANA) - In a rare gesture among African politicians, the sitting governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who lost Saturday’s election to the opposition candidate, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has conceded defeat and congratulated his opponent. Full text...

  • US: Obama to host African leaders on 5-6 August in Washington DC
    22 june 2014 18:09:22
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama will host the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on 5-6 August, the US Department of State said in a statement on Sunday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Ould Aziz heading for landslide victory
    22 june 2014 15:00:38
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritania's president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is heading for a landslide victory in Saturday's election, wining 70% of votes from results from 80% of polling stations, according to his campaign team. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia, Mali sign 10 agreements
    22 june 2014 14:13:18
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia and Mali signed 10 agreements on Saturday night, on the occasion of the official visit of the Tunisian president, Mr Moncef Marzouki to Mali, according to official sources in Tunis. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Opposition claims boycott of presidential election largely successful
    22 june 2014 14:04:04
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The appeal for a boycott of the presidential poll in Mauritania was largely followed, according to leaders of the National Forum for Democracy and Unity (FNDU), an umbrella of political parties, trades unions and civil society organisaions. Full text...

  • Benin: Ethiopia's Prime Minister expected on Monday in Cotonou
    22 june 2014 13:24:30
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Mr. Haile Mariam Desalegn, is expected on Monday in Cotonou for a 48-hour visit, according to diplomatic sources in Benin's commercial capital. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ruling party candidate wins state governorship election
    22 june 2014 08:44:12
    Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (PANA) - Mr. Ayodele Fayose of Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the governorship of the South-west Ekiti State, defeating incumbent and candidate of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Kayode Fayemi. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Counting of votes in Nigerian state gubernatorial election underway
    21 june 2014 18:08:48
    Ado Ekiti, Nigeria (PANA) - Voting has ended in most polling stations in Ekiti State, south west Nigeria, where election of a new Governor took place Saturday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Oppisition candidate rules out full transparency in voting process
    21 june 2014 16:57:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Although he did not believe that there will be full electoral transparency, in Mauritania, the candidate for the Alliance for Justice and Democracy/ Movement for Reconciliation (AJD/MR), Ibrahima Moctar Sarr, Saturday voted in the nation's presidential election. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Female candidate to promote youth, women if elected
    21 june 2014 16:47:52
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The only female candidate in the Mauritanian presidential election, being held Saturday, Lalla Mariam Mint Moulaye Idriss, declared after casting her ballot, that she would promote youth employment and women empowerment if elected, PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanians vote new president Saturday
    21 june 2014 13:58:18
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanians trooped out Saturday to vote for a new president, amid a calm atmosphere, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Governorship election holds in Nigerian state
    21 june 2014 12:08:53
    Ado Ekiti, Nigeria (PANA) - Voting has opened to elect a new Governor in Nigeria's South-west Ekiti State Saturday, in an election that is being widely regarded as a test for next year's general elections in Africa's largest democracy. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya cooperate with Russia on police training
    21 june 2014 09:31:58
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya has expressed the wish to consolidate cooperation with Russia in the field of training and strengthening of the capacity of its security and police units, a government communiqué indicated here Friday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kigali says relations between Rwanda, Tanzania are tense
    21 june 2014 09:03:21
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The Rwandan Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister, Mrs. Louise Mushikiwabo, said here Friday that diplomatic relations between Rwanda and Tanzania “were very cold following the involvement of Tanzanian authorities in the process of disarmament of rebel Rwandan hutu fighters from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (DFLR) which operates in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).” Full text...

  • Nigeria: Over 1,000 local, foreign observers accredited for Nigerian state election
    20 june 2014 22:02:11
    Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (PANA) - About 1,900 local and International observers have been accredited for Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Security agents vote
    20 june 2014 17:49:46
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian security agents Friday started voting ahead of Saturday's presidential poll in the country. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian President starts African tour in Mali
    20 june 2014 17:44:27
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki Friday started his five-day whistle-stop tour of Africa in Mali. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Electioneering campaign ends in Mauritania
    20 june 2014 16:04:30
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Campaign for the presidential election in Mauritania, scheduled for Saturday, 21 June, 2014, ended Friday, PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • Mauritania: 1,000 electoral observers for Mauritanian presidential election Saturday
    20 june 2014 11:51:56
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Some 1,000 local and foreign observers will be at work Saturday when Mauritania holds its presidential election, PANA learnt Friday from official sources. Full text...

  • Belgium: 16 ACP-EU countries sign NIPs in Nairobi
    20 june 2014 10:58:13
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - On the occasion of the ACP-EU joint Council of Ministers meeting, 16 ACP-countries have signed in Nairobi, Kenya, the first National Indicative Programmes (NIPs) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Full text...

  • Cuba: Angola, Cuba sign MOU on public works
    20 june 2014 10:53:31
    Havana, Cuba (PANA) - Angola and Cuba Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on new contracts in the fields of civil engineering and public works over the period 2014-2017, PANA reported here Thursday, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Mauritania: Former president calls for boycott of Sunday's presidential poll
    19 june 2014 20:06:11
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, a former Mauritanian president, on Thursday called for the boycott of Saturday’s presidential election, saying it lacks credibility. Full text...

  • Zambia: Speaker admonishes MP for using IPAD to film chaotic scenes in parliament
    19 june 2014 18:03:24
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, has warned a fellow MP from the opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) for filming parliamentary proceeding using an Ipad when there was commotion in the house during the debate on the constitution. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Abuja, Tehran sign MOU to boost relations
    19 june 2014 17:58:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria and Iran Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the promotion of bilateral trade and cooperation aimed at boosting economic relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Mauritania: 'AU must harmonise issues for Afro-American summit'
    19 june 2014 16:50:13
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The next summit of the African Union (AU) should harmonise the continent's position on issues to be discussed at the Afro-American summit scheduled for Washington in August, AU chairman, Mauritania's president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has said. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian opposition party unveils electoral agenda
    19 june 2014 16:48:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian opposition party, the People’s Democratic Organization for Independence and Socialism, (PDOIS), Wednesday unveiled its electoral agenda ahead of the country's 2016 – 2018 electoral cycle. Full text...

  • Mauritania: AU chairman optimistic about peace prospects in northern Mali
    19 june 2014 16:34:22
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – "The ceasefire deal signed on 23 May between the Malian government and various Touareg armed groups should pave the way for the sustenance of peace in the country’s northern region," the African Union (AU) chairman and the Mauritanian leader, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, said. Full text...

  • Mali: Tunisian president expected Friday in Bamako
    19 june 2014 16:26:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, is expected here on Friday to begin an official visit to Mali, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Libya: Washington justifies capture of Libyan suspect
    19 june 2014 12:34:53
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United States has justified its recent capture in Libya of the main suspect in the attack against its consulate in Libya's second city of Benghazi by saying the suspect was planning to attack other American citizens. Full text...

  • Cuba: Angolan President continues official visit to Cuba
    19 june 2014 10:34:44
    Havana, Cuba (PANA) - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is continuing his official visit to Cuba, where he has been since Tuesday to strengthen the relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Belgium: 'EUFOR/CAR fully operational'
    19 june 2014 10:24:41
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union military mission in the Central African Republic (EUFOR/CAR) has reached its full operational capacity, its commander, Gen. Philippe Ponties, announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Police warn politicians ahead of Ekiti state gubernatorial election
    18 june 2014 22:45:57
    Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's police chief Mohammed Abubakar on Wednesday warned politicians and their supporters not to cause trouble before, during and after Saturday's gubernatorial election in Ekiti state, southwest Nigeria. Full text...

  • Libya: Govt. condemns capture of Libyan Islamist by US forces, demands his return
    18 june 2014 16:50:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government on Wednesday strongly condemned the capture, on its territory by the United States special forces, of a Libyan Islamist, suspected of being responsible for the terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi in September 2012, demanding his return for trial in Libya. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian president moves to constitute new electoral body
    18 june 2014 15:43:39
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, on Wednesday signed into law, a bill adopted on 28 May by the National assembly, which outlines the composition and modus operandi of the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI), official sources disclosed. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma slammed for "lack-lustre" state-of-the-nation address
    18 june 2014 08:46:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s opposition political parties have criticised President Jacob Zuma over his “lack-lustre” state-of-the-nation address on Tuesday night. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU backs anti-personnel mine fight ahead of Maputo summit
    17 june 2014 21:07:25
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The International Conference on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines to be held in Maputo, the Mozambican capital from 26 to 27 June, was at the heart EU council of ministers meeting held on Tuesday in Luxemburg. Full text...

  • Libya: Saadi Kadhafi set to appear before Tripoli court for assassination
    17 june 2014 19:54:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Saadi Kadhafi, son of former dictator Mouamar Kadhafi, is set to appear before a Libyan court following his extradition on 6 March from Niger. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma addresses crime, economy and xenophobia in state-of-the-nation address
    17 june 2014 19:25:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday night acknowledged that South Africa needs drastic intervention to jump-start the economy and overcome poverty, unemployment and inequality. Full text...

  • Libya: Judges protest dismissal of Attorney General by the GNC
    17 june 2014 17:04:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan High Judicial Council has described the dismissal of the Attorney General, Abdel Radhouane, by the General National Congress (GNC), the country’s highest political and legislative authority, as an encroachment on the functions of the judiciary whose independence is enshrined in the Libyan Constitution. Full text...

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