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  • Mauritius: SADC Electoral Commissions Forum opens in Mauritius
    12 august 2014 14:55:23
    Le Morne, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian President Rajkeswur Purryag Tuesday stated that since the wind of democratic changes has been blowing across Africa, the participation of all citizens in electoral processes makes governments more accountable to the people. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian state records first post-election violence
    12 august 2014 14:27:03
    Ile-Ife, Nigeria (PANA) – Violence has broken out between supporters of the candidates of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and winner of last Saturday Governorship election in South-West Osun State, and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the ancient town of Ile-Ife, with scores of people seriously injured and property destroyed. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya's neighbours to meet in Cairo
    12 august 2014 13:48:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A meeting of Libya's six neighbouring countries - Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Niger and Chad - has been scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt, later this month, to find ways to enhance Libya's stability, the Egyptian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in charge of neighbouring countries, Mohamed Bedreddine, announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan hails opposition state Gov. after election victory
    10 august 2014 15:52:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Sunday congratulated Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of South-west Osun State on his victory in Saturday's governorship election in the state. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara urges Constitutional Council to inspire "respect and trust"
    10 august 2014 12:33:46
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has said that his ambition is to see the Constitutional Council of his country "inspiring respect and trust as the constitutional courts and councils of developed countries do." Full text...

  • South Africa: Chilean President concludes official visit to South Africa
    10 august 2014 11:23:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Jeria on Sunday wrapped up a three-day visit to South Africa during which she held talks with President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Sudan: Ruling party announces agenda for Sudan's national dialogue
    10 august 2014 10:46:13
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's high committee for the proposed national dialogue has concluded a road-map on the agenda for the national dialogue conference and mechanism for implementation of the conference outcome, the official Sudan News Agency reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Opposition wins state governorship election
    10 august 2014 08:11:16
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - The main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has won Saturday's governorship election in Nigeria's South-west Osun state, beating the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the second place. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Vote counting underway in Nigerian State governorship election
    09 august 2014 19:15:01
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - Voting is over in Saturday’s Governorship election across 3,010 polling units in South West Osun State, and sorting and counting of votes are now underway. Full text...

  • Burundi: President Nkurunziza satisfied with US-African Leaders' summit
    09 august 2014 16:38:36
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian president, Pierre Nkurunziza, on Saturday said he was satisfactory with the outcome of the maiden US-Africa leaders’ summit held in Washington from 4 to 6 August, 2014, whose agenda was several economic, security and good governance issues of common interest. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Voting starts in Nigerian state election
    09 august 2014 14:08:17
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - Voting has started in Saturday's governorship election in Nigeria's South-west Osun State, and indications are that the election is largely peaceful, despite pre-election fears of violence and electoral malfeasance. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council urges South Sudanese rivals to purse dialogue
    09 august 2014 08:25:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has urged South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, and political rival, Dr. Riek Machar, to engage fully and inclusively in ongoing peace talks and uphold their commitment to establish a transitional government. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Security beefed up ahead of Nigerian state governorship poll
    08 august 2014 23:35:13
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - Security has been beefed up in Osun State, southwest Nigeria, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, with security operatives deployed to strategic locations and restriction of movement of vehicles. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria calls for government of 'consensus' in Libya
    08 august 2014 22:23:18
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Algeria has called for the formation of a government of "consensus" in Libya with the help of neighbouring countries as "a unique" solution to the crisis rocking the country. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council urged to support Darfur dialogue
    08 august 2014 09:09:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The Special Representative and head of the African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has urged the Council to play a more proactive role in supporting the holding of a successful national dialogue in Sudan. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma hails US-Africa Leaders Summit
    08 august 2014 08:20:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The 4-6 Aug. US-Africa Leaders' Summit in Washington, DC, has reshaped the relationship between Africa and the US, and augurs well for cooperation for mutual benefit into the future, according to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan talks deadlock continues amid looming sanctions 
    07 august 2014 18:18:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Efforts to bring lasting peace in South Sudan plunged into further trouble Thursday, after the government joined a rebel-driven plan to lock out political parties and former political detainees from the process, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorians celebrate 54th independence anniversary
    07 august 2014 13:56:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday called on his compatriots to unite and take stock of the situation in the country as the nation celebrates its 54th independence anniversary Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian PM urges African leaders to set up transparent legal structures
    07 august 2014 11:34:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam has urged African leaders to follow the example of Mauritius by setting up in their respective countries transparent legal structures to ensure investments. Full text...

  • US: Obama announces new Security Governance Initiative for Africa
    07 august 2014 09:54:54
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has announced the creation of a new Full text...

  • US: Summit deepens US-Africa partnership
    07 august 2014 09:36:15
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The 4-6 Aug. US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, has strengthened ties between the US as well as African governments and people of Africa, a communique issued at the end of the meeting said. Full text...

  • US: Obama calls US-Africa Summit ''success story''
    07 august 2014 09:16:07
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has described the just-concluded US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, as a success story. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Election chief promises free, fair state governorship vote
    06 august 2014 23:22:30
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) – Ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election in Osun State, south west Nigeria, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday assured the people of free, fair and credible election. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan seeks global action against Boko Haram
    06 august 2014 22:17:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has called for more effective global action and implementation of all existing international protocols against terrorism and violent extremism. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan capital gets new mayor
    06 august 2014 19:33:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Municipal Council of Tripoli on Wednesday elected Mehdi al-Harati, Mayor of the Libyan capital, currently in the grip of security chaos caused by armed clashes between rival militias fighting for control of the airport. Full text...

  • Libya: Prime Minister explores possibility of Libya, AFRICOM partnership
    06 august 2014 18:03:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni has held talks in Washington with General David Rodriguez, senior commander of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on the possibility of establishing partnership between his country's security organs and AFRICOM. Full text...

  • US: Obama says US-Africa partnership vital for Africans
    06 august 2014 17:31:41
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that partnership Full text...

  • Sudan: Electoral commission announces Sudan's next poll timetable
    06 august 2014 17:01:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's National Elections Commission (NEC) has formally announced a timetable for next April’s general elections despite opposition by major opposition political parties. Full text...

  • Burundi: UN Security Council reviews situation in Burundi
    06 august 2014 16:41:12
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The UN Security Council is due to hold Wednesday a session on the sociopolitical situation in Burundi in accordance with its Resolution 2137 (2014), which requires the UN Secretary-General to keep the Council informed every 90 days about the progress made with regard to the mandate of the UN Office in Burundi (UNOB), PANA learned from diplomatic sources in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU launches new programme to support Africa’s continental integration
    06 august 2014 15:20:56
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) on Wednesday launched the first phase of a programme for Africa’s integration, with an initial budget of 415 million Euros for the period 2014 to 2017, official sources said in Brussels. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Cape Verde for 10th Pan-African Parliament anniversary celebrations
    06 august 2014 15:10:08
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Speaker of the Cape Verdian Parliament, Basilio Mosso Ramos, will represent his country at ceremonies commemorating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Pan-African Parliament (10-17 August) in South Africa, parliamentary sources told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Washington must stop encouraging abuses by Zambia’s ruling party, says CDDR
    06 august 2014 14:52:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR) in Zambia has called on the US administration to curb what it describes as blind support for the Patriotic Front (PF) government, charging that the government is responsible for growing political violence, repression and failure of governance "threatening the nation’s stability". Full text...

  • Botswana: Khama dissolves parliament, fixes 2014 election date
    06 august 2014 13:25:47
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama has said the country's 10th parliament will be dissolved shortly while fixing elections for October, this year. Full text...

  • Sudan: Machar's visit to Khartoum postponed
    06 august 2014 11:39:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it had received notification from the Inter-Governmental Authority of Development (IGAD) on the postponement of a scheduled visit by former South Sudanese Vice President-turned rebel leader Riek Machar to Khartoum for logistical reasons. Full text...

  • US: Biden hold talks with leaders of Nigeria, Tunisia, South Africa
    06 august 2014 08:58:36
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday in Washington, DC, met with Presidents Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia and Jacob Zuma of South Africa to discuss bilateral relations. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA institute holds seminar on Boko Haram
    06 august 2014 08:53:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Institute of International Affairs and the Afro-Middle East Centre (SAIIA) will hold a one-day seminar on Nigeria's insurgent group Boko Haram in Johannesburg Thursday, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 1 civilian killed, 2 injured by 'friendly fire'
    05 august 2014 21:11:59
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – One young Tunisian was killed while two others were injured on Tuesday by artillery fire by the Tunisian army in a dangerous mountainous area near the town of Fernana in the north-west of the country, the ministry of Defence has announced. Full text...

  • Sudan: Opposition parties demand transitional government
    05 august 2014 20:46:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese opposition parties participating in a government-sponsored national dialogue process have demanded creation of an ad hoc government to last for two years to implement the outcome of the national dialogue. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia welcomes US support in fighting terrorism
    05 august 2014 19:56:35
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Defence minister Ghazi Jeribi has hailed the US government support to fight terrorism in Tunisia and its resolve to help transcend the ongoing political transition period in the North Africa country. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan talks on brink of collapse after rebel boycott
    05 august 2014 19:09:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese rebels boycotted talks to end the crisis in their country for a whole day Tuesday, forcing international diplomats to hold crisis talks focusing on how to save the fragile process, sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan parliament elects its first vice president
    05 august 2014 16:33:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya's new Parliament on Tuesday elected Mhamed Ali Choueib as its first vice president, a day after its inauguration in Tobruk when the legislators voted for Aguila Gueider as president of the House. Full text...

  • US: Rice meets Libya, Mauritius PMs
    05 august 2014 15:15:00
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US National Security Adviser, Ms. Susan Rice, on Tuesday in Washington DC, met with Libya's Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, and Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Libya: PM wants US to back Libyans
    05 august 2014 13:50:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime minister, Abdallah al-Theni, has called on the US to support Libya, its legitimate Parliament and the government in the difficult conditions the country is going through, putting pressure on the warring factions in the north African country to stop the war. Full text...

  • Libya: Aguila Gueider elected president of the new Libyan parliament
    05 august 2014 13:17:58
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - The new Libyan parliament on Monday elected Aguila Salah Issa Gueider as its president, with 77 votes of the 158 parliamentarians present in two rounds of voting. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius, US hold talks on Chagos Archipelago
    05 august 2014 12:02:23
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, who is currently attending the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC, and US National Security Adviser Susan Rice Monday discussed the issue of the Chagos Archipelago as well as Mauritius-US economic relations. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma pushes for extension of lucrative trade agreement
    05 august 2014 11:38:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is leading a campaign to win the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which allows almost 95 percent of South African exports into the US market at zero or significantly reduced tariff rates. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Opposition parties boycott resumed session of Constituent Assembly
    05 august 2014 11:23:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania’s Constituent Assembly resumed business Tuesday with a quarter of its members sticking to their decision not to return to the House from which they walked out in April this year. Full text...

  • Libya: UN welcomes start of new Parliament's proceedings
    05 august 2014 09:13:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed the beginning of consultations by the new elected Parliament, at a time the country is going through challenges which demand determination to continue the political process despite. Full text...

  • US: France, Italy, Germany, UK, US welcome Libyan Council
    05 august 2014 08:38:07
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The governments of four European nations - France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom - and the US have commended the members of the Libyan Council of Representatives for beginning their work, a joint statement by the countries said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: Kerry hold talks with leaders of 5 African nations
    05 august 2014 07:54:53
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday in Washington, DC, met with Presidents Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania and Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni. Full text...

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