Politics - Diplomacy
  • Malawi appoints new ambassador to the EU
    25 july 2004 10:53:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has approved Brian Granthen Bowler as Malawi's new ambassador to the EU, replacing Jerry Alexander Alikopaga Jana. Full text...

  • Libyan, US officials hold talks in Tripoli
    21 july 2004 23:29:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Charles Snyder Wednesday hailed the pioneer role played by Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi in the establishment and launching of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Reunion, India to step up cooperation
    21 july 2004 21:19:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion vice president Wilfrid Bertile, who met Tuesday with Indian envoy France Dilip Lahiri affirmed the island's desire to enhance cooperation with the sub continent. Full text...

  • Chirac, Obiang Nguema hold talks in Paris
    21 july 2004 19:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac held talks here Wednesday with his counterpart from Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, currently on a private visit to France. Full text...

  • Paris to intensify relations with Tripoli
    20 july 2004 23:32:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Visiting French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier affirmed here Monday that Paris was stepping up relations with Tripoli, describing Libya as an "important country" in the region. Full text...

  • Gabonese envoys to meet in Libreville
    20 july 2004 19:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The 9th confab of Gabonese ambassadors and consular officials will hold 27 July-2 August in Libreville, informed sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • President Bozize to attend French celebration of allied landing
    20 july 2004 18:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- President François Bozize of the Central African Republic (CAR) has been invited by his French counterpart Jacques Chirac to ceremonies next 15 August marking the 60th anniversary of the allied landing in Provence, official sources indicated here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegalese president to visit Paris
    20 july 2004 18:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade is due 22 July in Paris, where he will meet with his French counterpart Jacques Chirac, diplomatic sources indicated here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gabonese foreign minister visits France
    19 july 2004 18:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Visiting Gabonese foreign minister Jean Ping held talks Monday in Paris with the French minister in charge of European affairs, Claude Hagnere, diplomatic sources said. Full text...

  • French foreign minister due in Tunisia Sunday
    16 july 2004 19:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French foreign minister Michel Barnier begins Sunday a two-day visit to Tunisia aimed at enhancing bilateral relations, official sources told PANA in Paris Friday. Full text...

  • Chirac, Sassou N'Guesso hold talks in Paris
    16 july 2004 16:54:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac held talks Friday in Paris with his Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou N'Guesso who is on a private visit to France, the French presidency has said. Full text...

  • French Defence Minister visits Algeria
    16 july 2004 09:08:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French Defence minister Michele Alliot- Marie begins a two-day visit to Algeria Friday, according to French officials here. Full text...

  • Belgium appoints new ambassador to DR Congo
    12 july 2004 22:32:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Authorities in the DR Congo have approved the appointment of a new Belgian ambassador to Kinshasa, Koenraad Vervaeke, Congolese diplomatic in Brussels said Monday. Full text...

  • Ould Taya congratulates Bush over Independence Day
    04 july 2004 15:58:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian leader Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya Sunday sent a congratulatory message to US President George Bush on the occasion of the 228th anniversary of the US independence. Full text...

  • Mauritania ready to restore ties with Iraq
    01 july 2004 07:25:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The authorities in Nouakchott have welcomed the coalition transfer of sovereignty to Iraq and affirmed their readiness to resume diplomatic relations with Baghdad, according to the Mauritanian News Agency (AMI). Full text...

  • Libya, US re-open diplomatic missions
    28 june 2004 22:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and the United States have agreed to reopen embassies in their respective capitals, the Libyan News Agency reported Monday evening. Full text...

  • US Deputy-Secretary for Africa visits Rwanda
    23 june 2004 22:37:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The US is deeply concerned with the tension simmering between Rwanda and DR Congo, Deputy-Secretary for Africa Donald Yamamoto said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo launches diplomatic offensive on Bukavu crisis
    22 june 2004 11:39:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo's transitional government has launched a diplomatic offensive to brief the international community on the "worrisome" situation prevailing in the country, Communication Minister Vital Kamhere has said here. Full text...

  • Chadian ambassador in US deserts post in protest
    19 june 2004 18:06:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- Chad's ambassador in Washington, Ahmat Hassaballah Soubiane has deserted his post without any indication of his whereabouts, according to Chadian diplomatic sources. Full text...

  • French envoy waits to present letters to Dos Santos
    18 june 2004 23:00:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Since his arrival in Luanda last February, the French ambassador-designate to Angola, Guy Marie Joseph Gérard Azais has still not presented his letters of credence to President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, due to soured relations between both countries. Full text...

  • Senegal's Wade sends envoy to meet Mauritanian leader
    15 june 2004 12:23:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya has received Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's envoy, General Pathe Seck, Gendarmerie Senior Commander and Military Justice Director, official sources said. Full text...

  • Kenya to waive travel restrictions for Omani citizens
    15 june 2004 09:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will waive travel restrictions previously imposed on Omani citizens wishing to travel into the country, following a request by the Sultanate of Oman to waive the visa requirements, a senior government minister has said. Full text...

  • Three Togolese ministers confront FIDH report
    09 june 2004 22:13:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Three members of the Togolese government are currently in Paris on "an urgent mission," following an indicting human rights report against Lome, Togolese diplomatic officials affirmed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Belgium pushes for peace in Great Lakes region
    09 june 2004 13:00:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel Wednesday made two concrete proposals in Kinshasa as contribution to the efforts meant to ensure stability in the Great Lakes region, the Belgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritian opposition vows to sever ties with Israel
    07 june 2004 16:08:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Opposition Labour leader Navin Ramgoolam has denounced what he termed as the Mauritian government's "double policy" vis-à-vis Israel, vowing to sever diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv once at the helm of the island nation. Full text...

  • Zambia hosts SADC politics, governance sub-committee meet
    07 june 2004 15:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia - Officials and technical experts f-rom governments of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Monday convened a two-day meeting in Lusaka designed to discuss issues of good governance, peace and security in the region. Full text...

  • DR Congo emissary received at French Elysée palace
    03 june 2004 22:32:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- DR Congo's roving ambassador Leonard She Okitundu on Thursday held an audience with a close aide to French President Jacques Chirac at the Elysee palace in Paris. Full text...

  • Wade for 60th anniversary of Normandy landings
    01 june 2004 20:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade is expected to attend festivities marking the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings billed scheduled 5-6 June in Caen, north western France, a Senegalese diplomatic source said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • King Mohamed VI to visit Niger
    01 june 2004 08:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Arrangements are afoot between Rabat and Niamey for a working visit to Niger by King Mohamed VI of Morocco, a diplomatic source hinted here on Monday. Full text...

  • Rabat, Nouakchott worry over Middle East crisis
    27 may 2004 16:56:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco and Mauritanian have expressed "deep concerns" over hindrances in the Middle East peace process, reiterating solidarity with the Palestinian people and its national authority. Full text...

  • Ex-Senegalese Premier on post-resignation sojourn
    26 may 2004 16:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Former Senegalese Prime Minister Idrissa Seck has arrived here on "a retreat", after which he will visit other leading cities, a source close to the ex-premier said Wednesday. Full text...

  • French Foreign minister due in Rabat Sunday
    26 may 2004 11:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier is expected next Sunday in Rabat on a two-day official visit to Morocco, a French diplomatic source said Wednesday. Full text...

  • President Omar Bongo Ondimba off to USA for talks
    24 may 2004 10:28:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba Monday left Libreville for an official visit to the United States, where he is scheduled to meet US President George W. Full text...

  • Australian Foreign minister visits Tripoli
    21 may 2004 10:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Prime Minister Dr Choukri Ghanem met Thursday with the Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer who has been on a visit here since last Tuesday, to review the state of cooperation between the two countries in the political, economic, scientific and cultural spheres. Full text...

  • French Foreign minister due in Reunion
    20 may 2004 12:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier is expected Friday in Saint Denis on a short working visit to Reunion, a French diplomatic source indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan envoy's assertions angers Ugandan army
    14 may 2004 16:42:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Ugandan army Friday reacted angrily to a Sudanese diplomat's assertion that the Kampala army's failure to neutralise the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels had brought untold suffering to the people of northern Uganda. Full text...

  • Algiers experiences intense diplomatic activity
    11 may 2004 22:53:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian capital experienced a flurry of diplomatic activity in the last 48 hours starting with the arrival Monday of Abdesselam Triki with a message from Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi to his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Full text...

  • German envoy urges revival of Mano River Union
    11 may 2004 10:04:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The new German Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Dirk Baungartner Monday presented his letters of credence to President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah and called for a revival of the Mano River Union. Full text...

  • Kenyan VP slams US for bullying other countries
    09 may 2004 16:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Vice President Moody Awori has accused the US President George Bush's administration of bullying weaker nations and repeatedly dictating its will to the UN in total disregard to the existing channels of tackling international issues. Full text...

  • Burundi political groups fill nine diplomatic slots
    08 may 2004 17:58:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian President Domitien Ndayizeye has made nine diplomatic appointments for the ex-rebel movement, the Forces for the Defence of Democracy (FDD). Full text...

  • Ravalomanana, Kibaki hold talks in Nairobi
    06 may 2004 15:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Thursday held talks with visiting President Marc Ravalomanana of Madagascar in Nairobi on the sidelines of the ongoing Developing Business and Infrastructure in Africa conference. Full text...

  • Obasanjo issues tough guidelines to new envoys
    06 may 2004 13:22:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria has issued tough guidelines to the country's new Envoys, urging them to exhibit a new level of integrity and transparency in their operations or be recalled. Full text...

  • President Chissano due in Paris Thursday
    05 may 2004 08:44:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano is due here Thursday for a two-day official visit to France, French Foreign ministry spokesperson Herve Ladsous announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mozambican president expected in Paris Thursday
    04 may 2004 23:13:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano begins a two-day visit to France Thursday, the French foreign ministry spokesman Hervé Ladsous revealed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Morocco questions rejection of Turkey in EU
    04 may 2004 21:18:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Moroccan Ambassador to France, Hassan Abouyoub, on Tuesday questioned the rationale for the continued rejection of membership for Turkey into the European Union (EU), arguing that it is eligible "through history and geography". Full text...

  • UK-sponsored Commission for Africa holds first meeting
    04 may 2004 11:51:00
    London- (PANA) -- The Commission for Africa launched by the British government recently meets for the first time in London Tuesday to begin discussions Africa's most pressing problems. Full text...

  • Sassou Nguesso vows not to visit France again
    03 may 2004 23:29:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Due to dissatisfaction over the latest judicial developments in Paris in the so so-called case of the Brazzaville Beach (missing people) affair, Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso is reported to have decided to no longer visit France, "until further orders", reliable sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Zapatero sets first foreign visit to Morocco
    22 april 2004 10:04:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- In keeping with long-held tradition of his predecessors, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero intends to make his first trip abroad to neighbouring Morocco -- just across the Mediterranean Sea. Full text...

  • Chirac accepts invitation to visit Libya
    20 april 2004 16:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac has accepted an invitation to pay an official visit to Tripoli, Libya at a date to be announced shortly, official sources said here. Full text...

  • N'guesso sends two Congolese envoys to Paris
    15 april 2004 16:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Congolese President Denis Sassou N'guesso has sent to France Justice Minister Martin M'Bemba and special envoy in charge of Judicial Affairs, Emmanuel Yoko, informed sources said here Thursday. Full text...

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