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  • 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...

  • US: Civil Society Forum urges transparency, accountability in governance
    04 august 2014 17:47:52
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - More than 600 participants, comprising US and African government officials, members of the civil society groups, the diaspora, and private sector leaders on Monday in Washington DC, participated in a Civil Society Forum, as part of the US-Africa Leaders Summit. Full text...

  • Politics: New Libyan parliament holds inaugural session
    04 august 2014 16:26:00
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - Libya's new Parliament was inaugurated Monday in the eastern city of Tobruk with the formal oath taking ceremony for 171 out of 188 members of the legislature who were elected 25 June 2014. Full text...

  • Libya: New Libyan parliament holds inaugural session
    04 august 2014 15:17:34
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - The new Libyan Parliament on Monday began its inaugural session in the city of Tobruk (eastern Libya), with 171 of the 188 MPs, elected on 25 June participating, amid security chaos prevailing in the country, including violent clashes between rival militias. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Tense South Sudanese talks resume amid fierce fighting 
    04 august 2014 15:06:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese peace talks resumed Monday at a new venue, with rebels and government officials in a heated exchange over the latest fighting amid warnings of further sanctions in the coming weeks. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian, Congolese leaders hold talks in the US
    04 august 2014 13:22:44
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam and Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso met Sunday in the US, where they are attending the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, to discuss economic cooperation between their two countries, PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan PM to attend US-African Leaders' summit in Washington
    04 august 2014 12:59:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, leading a high-level delegation, is to attend the US-African Leaders' summit, due to hold 4-6 August in Washington and which will be devoted to the strengthening of cooperation ties between the two parties, according to official sources on Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Abdel Aziz leaves for US-African Leaders' Summit
    04 august 2014 12:04:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is also the Chairman of the African Union, was due to leave Nouakchott Monday for Washington, DC, to attend the US-African Leaders' Summit in the US capital. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma leads SA delegation to US-African Leaders' Summit
    04 august 2014 11:31:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma is leading the South African delegation to this week’s US-African Leaders' Summit in Washington, DC, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Congo: Opposition asks Obama to admonish African leaders against clinging to power
    04 august 2014 09:16:23
    Dolisie, Congo (PANA) - Congo's main opposition Pan African Union for Social Democracy (PUSD) has called on US President Barack Obama to admonish African leaders now in Washington for the US-African Leaders' Summit against changing their countries' Constitution to cling to power. Full text...

  • Senegal: Ambassador to Portugal resigns over scandal allegation
    03 august 2014 16:46:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's Ambassador to Portugal Abdoulaye Fall has resigned, following a scandal in which he was named, in his previous post as the Senegalese gendarmerie chief. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 6,000 Egyptian nationals to be evacuated from Libya
    03 august 2014 11:07:04
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A tripartite agreement has been reached to facilitate the evacuation from Libya of 6,000 Egyptian nationals who are stranded at the Tunisia-Libyan border, the Tunisia Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Parliament holds consultative meeting
    02 august 2014 17:33:05
    Tobrouk, Libya (PANA) – The new Libyan Parliament on Saturday held a consultative meeting in the eastern city of Tobrouk that brought together 160 out of the 188 members. Full text...

  • Sudan: 'Ruling party rejects transitional government'
    02 august 2014 15:25:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has rejected the creation of a transitional government to end its 25-year rule but says it will not object to formation of a broad-based government under its leadership. Full text...

  • Sudan: Opposition leader Mahdi warns against regrouping of Brotherhood Islamists
    02 august 2014 15:01:38
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A Sudanese opposition leader has warned that the regrouping of a coalition of Islamists with Muslims Brotherhood background would plunge the country into a state of chaos as is happening in neighbouring Libya and other Arab Spring countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan leaves for Washington Sunday
    02 august 2014 14:50:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is due to leave the capital city of Abuja for Washington, DC, on Sunday to attend the three-day US-African Leaders Summit in the US capital. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan prepared for Israeli threats - FM
    02 august 2014 14:43:53
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Saturday called on its people to be vigilant and cautious against a possible Israeli aggression following developments in Gaza after repeated Israel allegations that Khartoum stands behind the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Kikwete arrives in Washington for US-Africa Summit
    02 august 2014 09:55:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has arrived in Washington DC to attend the US-African Leaders Summit which is expected to bring together more than 40 heads of state and government from across the continent, it was officially announced in Dar es Salaam on Saturday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Authorities ask Tunisian citizens to leave Libya
    02 august 2014 08:26:04
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday asked all its citizens in Libya to leave as fast as possible, following the deterioration of security in several Libyan towns. Full text...

  • US: "We want elevate our engagement with Africa'
    02 august 2014 07:57:23
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Deputy National Security Adviser in-charge of Strategic Communications, Mr. Ben Rhodes, says American government chose to hold the US-Africa Leaders Summit, to send a very clear signal that, "we are elevating our engagement with Africa". Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama to attend US-Africa leaders summit
    02 august 2014 00:02:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama will attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC, during which he will sign a new Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation for funds worth more than US$500 million to be devoted to solving the challenges facing Ghana’s Power/Energy Sector. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS accredits three new ambassadors
    01 august 2014 22:38:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Three new ambassadors from India, China and Algeria to Nigeria on Friday presented their Letters of Credence for concurrent accreditation to the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) to the President of the Commission Kadré Desire Ouédraogo in Abuja. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian President to attend inauguration of Mauritanian president
    01 august 2014 21:55:02
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita will attend Saturday's inauguration of Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who was re-elected 21 June for a second term. Full text...

  • Libya: EU evacuates diplomatic mission in Tripoli
    01 august 2014 19:59:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has temporarily evacuated members of its diplomatic mission in Tripoli because of the deteriorating security situation in the North African country, the Libyan media reported on Friday. Full text...

  • Politics: Sudan's opposition party calls for council to write constitution
    01 august 2014 19:22:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The opposition Islamist Popular Congress Party (PCP) of Hassan al-Turabi has called for formation of a council to be elected by the people for writing a permanent constitution of Sudan, the Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) reported Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia temporarily closes border with Libya
    01 august 2014 17:30:43
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Despite the concern of Tunisian authorities about the rising number of people fleeing the ongoing fighting in Libya, the common border of the two countries was temporarily closed Friday due to a chaotic situation at Ras Jadir border post, Tunisian security sources said. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian PM for US-Africa Summit in Washington
    01 august 2014 11:07:06
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, who left the island-nation Thursday night for Washington, is due in the US capital on Saturday, where he'll take part in the US-Africa Summit, scheduled for 5 and 6 August, 2014, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Mali: UN envoy welcomes ceasefire between government and armed groups
    31 july 2014 22:26:18
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative in Mali and head of peacekeepers, Mr Albert Gerard Koenders, has welcomed the ceasefire signed on 23 May by parties to the conflict in northern Mali. Full text...

  • Benin: Chadian president Deby expected Friday in Cotonou
    31 july 2014 20:37:55
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Chadian president Idriss Deby Itno is expected on Friday in Cotonou to take part in activities marking the 54th anniversary of Benin’s independence, diplomatic sources said on Thursday in the Beninese economic capital. Full text...

  • Libya: AU condemns violence in Libya
    31 july 2014 20:15:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The African Union Commission chairperson, Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has condemned the violence in Libya that has claimed the lives of scores of people in the North African country. Full text...

  • US: Summit to build new US-African partnership
    31 july 2014 15:17:47
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, on Thursday said that the inaugural US-Africa Leaders Summit will build a new model of partnership between America and Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Anti-Balaka declares end of CAR rebellion, agrees to lay down arms
    31 july 2014 11:50:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Central Africa Republic's (CAR) Anti-Balaka militia, which became more violent after the rise to power of President Michel Djotodia, has declared the immediate dissolution of the group, the African Union (AU) said Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Trial of ex-Senegalese Minister, Wade, opens
    31 july 2014 08:51:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The trial of former Senegalese International Cooperation, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Karim Wade was due to open Thursday (31July) in Dakar, Senegal, PANA learnt from sources in the judiciary. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy welcomes agreement of intent to form new central Somalia administration
    30 july 2014 23:00:45
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay welcomed on Wednesday the agreement stating intent and principles for forming a new regional administration in the central part of the country. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorian, Burkina parliaments to cooperate
    30 july 2014 21:58:55
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Speaker of the Ivorian Parliament, Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, on Wednesday highlighted prospects for future cooperation between the Parliaments of Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Burundi: US gives US$3.5 million for Burundian general elections
    30 july 2014 21:35:08
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The United States of America is to give Burundi about US$3.5 million to the Central African country prepare for next year’s general elections. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria condemns Chinese terror attack
    30 july 2014 16:55:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government on Wednesday condemned the terror attack in Xinjiang, China, in which nearly 100 people were killed. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritania to strengthen cooperation with Morocco
    30 july 2014 09:30:21
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has expressed his willingness and determination to strengthen cooperation with Morocco. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ruling party rallies around Zuma over housing scandal
    30 july 2014 08:56:01
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The political scandal over South Africa's President Jacob Zuma’s multi-million-dollar private home has refused to die down, with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) rejecting Tuesday’s attempt by the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) to force Parliament to scrutinise the Public Protector’s findings into the matter. Full text...

  • Libya: Influential member of newly elected Parliament abducted
    29 july 2014 20:43:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Mustapha Abou Chagour, an influential member of the new Libyan Parliament elected on 25 June, was abducted on Tuesday by unidentified men, members of his families told national television al-Nabaa. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU, Cameroon EPA to come into force on 4 August
    28 july 2014 20:18:18
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and Cameroon will come into force from 4 August, according to a press statement from the European Commission released on Monday in Brussels. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius describes Israeli aggression against Palestine as 'war crimes'
    28 july 2014 20:16:09
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Foreign Affairs Minister Arvin Boolell has described the current Israeli aggression against the people of Palestine as “war crimes”. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Opposition accuses President Jonathan of paying lip service to free, fair elections
    28 july 2014 13:58:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked President Goodluck Jonathan, to "walk his talk" as far as the organization of free and fair elections in the country is concerned, saying all the assurances so far given by the president have not translated into credible elections. Full text...

  • Cape Verde:Cape Verdean president to attend US-Africa Summit
    28 july 2014 12:27:52
    Praia, Cape Verde(PANA) - President Jorge Carlos Fonseca of Cabo Verde is one of the 50 African Heads of State who will take part in the US-African Summit to be hosted by US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, 6-7 Aug, PANA has learned from official sources in Praia. Full text...

  • US: Obama leaves leaders of 4 nations out of inaugural US-Africa summit
    27 july 2014 20:52:28
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has left the leaders of Eritrea, Central African Republic, Sudan and Zimbabwe out of the list of those invited to the inaugural US-African leaders summit scheduled for Washington, DC, 4-6 Aug. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Opposition seeks international probe of attempted assassination of its leader
    27 july 2014 15:02:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's main opposition party All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for an international inquiry into last Wednesday's suicide bomb attack against one of its leaders, former head of state Muhammadu Buhari, in the central city of Kaduna. Full text...

  • East Timor: CPLP calls for permanent seats for Brazil, Africa on UN Security Council
    25 july 2014 21:34:51
    Dili, East Timor (PANA) – The Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) has reaffirmed its support for Brazil and Africa to be granted permanent seats on the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU hails Mali breakthrough, factions avoid direct contact
    25 july 2014 16:16:25
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The main parties involved in the Malian peace talks have signed an agreement to end hostilities and agreed on the principles of the peace talks but have avoided direct contact, an African Union (AU) official said here Friday. Full text...

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