Politics - Diplomacy
  • Junta leader hails Nouakchott, Banjul relations
    11 november 2005 22:42:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania -- Mauritania and the Gambia shared "the same views on bilateral and international issues," Mauritanian leader Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall said here. ) Full text...

  • No more isolation for Madagascar, says Ravalomanana
    10 november 2005 23:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana, who ended his official visit to Mauritius Thursday, has said that his country paid dearly for remaining in isolation and subsequent underdevelopment despite its natural riches. Full text...

  • France attends working group meeting on Cote d'Ivoire
    08 november 2005 11:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French minister of state for co-operation, development and Francophonie Brigitte Girardin is representing her country at the first meeting of the International Working Group on Cote d'Ivoire taking place in Abidjan Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana expected to visit Mauritius Tuesday
    07 november 2005 23:28:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana is expected to visit Mauritius Tuesday ahead of a delegation comprising four ministers, representatives of the private sector and economic operators as part of the country's efforts to strengthen economic cooperation between the two island nations. Full text...

  • Mauritanian leader receives Moroccan envoy
    01 november 2005 12:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The chairman of Mauritania's ruling Military Council for Justice and Democracy (CMJD) and head of state, Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, on Monday received in audience the deputy Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Tayib Fassi Fihri, who delivered a message from King Mohamed VI. Full text...

  • Mauritanian president receives OIF emissary
    25 october 2005 22:46:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian leader Ely Ould Mohamed Vall Tuesday received here Christine Desouches, the Human Rights and Democracy representative of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF). Full text...

  • Moroccan diplomats miss in Iraq
    25 october 2005 20:36:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco said it had not yet received any information on the whereabouts of two missing employees from its diplomatic mission in Iraq, the country's foreign ministry said Tuesday here. Full text...

  • Africa's future in jeopardy, says Zambian diplomat
    25 october 2005 20:17:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Many African countries' political freedom is threatened by chronic armed conflicts, corruption, economic stagnation and human rights violations, the Zambian ambassador to Angola, Francis Musonda, has said here. Full text...

  • AU accredits additional non-African states
    21 october 2005 12:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has called on non-African countries accredited to the AU to support Africa's development endeavours for the mutual benefit of the two parties. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan's Western Sahara envoy in Mauritania
    17 october 2005 23:55:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The chairman of Mauritanian's ruling Military Council for Justice and Democracy (CMJD), Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, received in audience here Monday the visiting personal representative of the UN Secretary General in Western Sahara, Peter Van Walsum. Full text...

  • Guebuza tells envoys to uphold Mozambique's image abroad
    17 october 2005 16:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza Monday stressed the need to further consolidate the international prestige and image the Southern African nation has won through diplomatic efforts. Full text...

  • US opens new embassy in Angola
    14 october 2005 23:39:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The United States, which fought on the side of rebels who for decades tried to oust the current Angolan government, has opened a new 70 million US dollar embassy in the capital Luanda. Full text...

  • Guebuza gets praises from visiting Danish premier
    14 october 2005 18:53:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Danish Prime Minister Anders Rasmussen on Friday praised the reforms under way in the Mozambican public sector, stressing "good governance is essential for development. Full text...

  • China approves new ministerial building for Sierra Leone
    10 october 2005 16:55:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- China has allotted $3. Full text...

  • French co-operation minister to visit Gabon
    05 october 2005 20:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The deputy French co-operation development and Francophonie minister, Brigitte Girardin, begins a three-day visit to Gabon on Thursday, official sources reported here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Morocco, Libya exchange views on bilateral issues
    03 october 2005 23:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Monday received in Guelmim (South), Libyan advisor in charge of the European section at the foreign ministry, Abdelaati Laabidi, and asked him to convey a message to Col. Full text...

  • ACP mission meets new Mauritanian leaders
    02 october 2005 17:40:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A mission of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States led by the Ambassador of Madagascar to Brussels, Jean Omar Beruziki, has been holding talks with Mauritanian leaders since arriving here Saturday, the government said in a statement Sunday. Full text...

  • EU mission visits Nouakchott
    27 september 2005 22:07:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A European Union (EU) delegation led by Anna Silvia Piergrossi arrived here Tuesday on a fact-finding trip on the situation in the country. Full text...

  • Junta assures continued Mauritania-Israeli ties
    27 september 2005 14:48:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ould Sid'Ahmed has assured Israel that the change in government in Nouakchott would not negatively affect diplomatic ties between the two countries, media reports said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria-Algeria relations are "excellent" - Obasanjo
    26 september 2005 20:44:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Monday said the "excellent relationship" between Nigeria and Algeria is a result of the warm brotherliness and friendship between the leaders of both countries. Full text...

  • Angola, Togo in efforts to revive ties
    26 september 2005 20:06:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos on Monday sent a message to his Togolese counterpart, Faure Gnassingbe, in an effort to normalise diplomatic relations between the two countries who broke off their relations years ago. Full text...

  • Israeli foreign minister to visit Morocco
    23 september 2005 21:14:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Israeli foreign minister Silvan Shalom may visit Morocco in November, an informed source told PANA in Rabat Friday. Full text...

  • Senegalese president expected in Mali Monday
    18 september 2005 09:25:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Presidents Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal begins a four-day visit to Mali on Monday, official sources said here this weekend. Full text...

  • French president Chirac cancels visit to Egypt
    10 september 2005 13:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French president Jacques Chirac has cancelled his 28-29 September working visit to Egypt, officials sources told PANA in Paris Saturday. Full text...

  • Kibaki set to attend UN general assembly
    09 september 2005 16:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is expected to travel to New York on Saturday to join a galaxy of world leaders attending the Millennium Development Goals summit and the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Organisation, his office said Friday here. Full text...

  • Obiang sacks foreign honorary consuls
    08 september 2005 15:15:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has dismissed eight foreign honorary consuls and two honorary vice-consuls across the world "for breaching the Geneva Convention. Full text...

  • Ben Ali sends message of congratulations to Libya
    31 august 2005 20:17:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali has sent a message of congratulations to Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi on the occasion of the celebrations on Thursday of the 36th anniversary of the Great Libyan Revolution, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported here. Full text...

  • Ben Ali receives Kadhafi's emissary
    30 august 2005 22:37:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday received a Libyan special envoy who delivered a "written message" from Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported here. Full text...

  • Obasanjo seeks peace, stability in Gulf of Guinea
    30 august 2005 19:01:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Countries in the Gulf of Guinea commission must foster peace and political stability in the region to enable them exploit the rich oil and hydrocarbon reserves of the area for the benefit of their citizens, said Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Tuesday in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Moroccan king Mohammed VI calls Mauritania's Ould Vall
    30 august 2005 10:07:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco Monday held telephone discussions Monday with the chairman of the ruling Military Council for Justice and Democracy (CMJD) in Mauritania, Col. Full text...

  • Nouakchott, Banjul in cordial ties as Ould Taya leaves
    24 august 2005 23:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The governments and people of Mauritania and Gambia have "similar" views and a "positive appreciation" of their relations of friendship, the official Mauritanian news agency (AMI) reported here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Namibian leader Pohamba arrives in Zimbabwe
    22 august 2005 15:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba arrived in Zimbabwe Monday for a three-day state visit, during which he was expected to hold wide-ranging talks with his counterpart Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • Mauritanian junta launches diplomatic offensive
    18 august 2005 17:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's ruling Military Council for Justice and Democracy, CMJD, which toppled President Maaoya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya 3 August, has launched a diplomatic offensive seeking to gain the support of leaders of African and Maghreb countries. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso supports Morocco's return to AU
    09 august 2005 22:21:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Burkina Faso is urging African Union (AU) leaders to facilitate Morocco's return to the organisation since more and more African countries have started dropping their recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR. Full text...

  • Blair reaffirms commitment to Africa
    06 august 2005 18:38:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair Saturday expressed his country's readiness and commitment to reinforce relations with Libya and to promote "fruitful and balanced" cooperation between the European Union and the African Union. Full text...

  • Ban sparks diplomatic row between Kenya, UK
    05 august 2005 19:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A diplomatic row is brewing between Kenya and Britain over the recent banning of a Kenyan minister from entering the United Kingdom. Full text...

  • Mauritanian coup leader meets ambassadors
    05 august 2005 11:52:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The chairman of Mauritania's Military Council for Justice and Democracy (CMJD), Col. Full text...

  • Tripoli, Beijing discuss cooperation
    04 august 2005 22:14:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan External Relations and International Cooperation secretary, Abderrahman Chalgham, on Thursday held discussions with the Chinese ambassador to Libya on bilateral relations and on ways to strengthen and expand them. Full text...

  • Cape Verde closes Maputo mission - for now
    02 august 2005 20:58:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Cape Verde is to close temporarily its embassy in Maputo as part of the restructuring its diplomatic missions are undergoing across the world. Full text...

  • Presidents Chirac, Bozize meet in Paris
    01 august 2005 17:18:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac on Monday in Paris held discussions with his counterpart from the Central African Republic, François Bozize, currently on a five-day working visit here. Full text...

  • Hu Jintao commends Libyan peace efforts
    28 july 2005 22:39:00
    Tripoli- Liby (PANA) -- The President of the Peoples Republic of China, Hu Jintao, on Thursday in Beijing commended the efforts of Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Belgian foreign minister in another diplomatic blunder
    28 july 2005 22:16:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian foreign minister Karel De Gucht has committed another diplomatic blunder towards the DR Congo, a local newspaper reported here Thursday. Full text...

  • UK travel ban on minister draws govt wrath
    28 july 2005 14:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government on Thursday termed as "personal" Britain's move to ban Transport Minister Chris Murungaru from entering or transiting the United Kingdom. Full text...

  • France to work with UN envoy in Western Sahara
    28 july 2005 12:20:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French foreign ministry commended on Thursday the appointment of Peter van Walsum of the Netherlands as the new UN special envoy for Western Sahara, expressing France's willingness to cooperate with him. Full text...

  • Zarkawi's group admits slaying two Algerian diplomats
    27 july 2005 23:30:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The group headed by Abou Mossab Al Zarkawi announced on its Website Wednesday that it had assassinated the two Algerians, Ali Belaroussi and Azzedine Belkadi, who were kidnapped in Baghdad last week. Full text...

  • Ivorian diplomat pleads for French-Ivorian relations
    27 july 2005 20:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian Ambassador to France, Hyacinthe Kouassi pleaded Wednesday in Paris for an "essential adaptation" of the relations between his country and France. Full text...

  • Angola to open mission in Ghana
    26 july 2005 22:09:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Angola is to open a mission in Ghana this year following the acquisition of office and accommodation facilities, Euaristo Domingos, out-going Angolan ambassador said in Accra on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Afeworki hold talks on the phone
    22 july 2005 19:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi and Eritrean President Assias Afeworki haved discussed the African Union (AU) process, particularly the fifth summit of the organisation held in Sirte 4-5 July, during a phone conversation. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives Portuguese premier's envoy
    20 july 2005 23:11:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi on Wednesday received Portuguese Defence Minister Luis Amado carrying a message from Prime Minister Jose Socrates. Full text...

  • Chirac to attend Indian Ocean regional summit
    20 july 2005 19:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac is to participate in the third Indian Ocean Commission summit opening Friday in Antananarivo, the Malagasy capital, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

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