Politics - Diplomacy
  • Minister demands seat for Muslim countries
    04 july 2005 23:17:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian Minister War against Illiteracy, Islamic Affairs, Mohamed Mahmoud ould Abdallahi Ould Boye, has demanded a permanent seat for the Muslim world at the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • OIF urges Nigeria to heed ICJ ruling on Bakassi
    30 june 2005 20:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) on Thursday called for the full respect of the ruling passed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the border dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon on the ownership of the Bakassi peninsula. Full text...

  • Senegalese minister delivers message to Tunisian leader
    28 june 2005 19:36:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio on Tuesday in Tunis handed President Abdoulaye Wade's message to his Tunisian counterpart, Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali. Full text...

  • Kenyan journalists' expulsion stirs diplomatic row
    28 june 2005 16:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A diplomatic row between Kenya and Tanzania heightened Tuesday after Dar es Salaam deported six senior Kenyan journalists on Monday following their denial to get work permits. Full text...

  • European Commission president to visit Kinshasa Monday
    25 june 2005 12:10:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- European Commission President José Manuel Barroso is expected to arrive in Kinshasa Monday to reiterate his institution's support to the transition process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the ongoing electoral process. Full text...

  • Diouf assures OIF's support for Togo
    24 june 2005 16:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Secretary-general Abdou Diouf of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) has pledged the organisation's continued support to help Togo out of its current political crisis. Full text...

  • France affirms involvement in Senghor centenary
    24 june 2005 14:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) and France have agreed to closely work on organising in 2006 the birth centenary of Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegal's first president. Full text...

  • Algeria blames Morocco for causing deadlock
    20 june 2005 13:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria is always prepared to develop relations with Morocco at all levels, while Rabat is solely to blame for the "current deadlock," the Algerian News Agency (APS) reported, quoting diplomatic sources. Full text...

  • Tight security as US closes consulate in Nigeria
    17 june 2005 11:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian authorities have reinforced security at the US consulate in the economic capital of Lagos, which was closed on Thursday over alleged insecurity. Full text...

  • US education official arrives in Tripoli
    11 june 2005 20:07:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- US Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Culture, Thomas Veril, arrived in Tripoli on Saturday afternoo with a high- powered delegation for a working visit to Libya. Full text...

  • Top EU official recounts her visit to Libya
    26 may 2005 23:27:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- EU Commissioner for External Relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, has returned to Brussels after a two-day working visit to Libya during which she met with Colonel Kadhafi and Libyan Prime Minister Shokri Ghanem. Full text...

  • Obasanjo upbeat on Africa's future success
    25 may 2005 23:06:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday gave a brief but positive outline of Africa's future, predicting that it would be a continent of peace and prosperity. Full text...

  • Wade pleads for efficient Senegalese diplomacy
    25 may 2005 19:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Well-trained diplomats are indispensable in a state's conduct of international relations, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said in Dakar on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya to open embassy in Libya
    25 may 2005 10:06:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Kenya plans to open a diplomatic mission in Libya to strengthen relations between the two countries, foreign minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere said here. Full text...

  • Ould Taya receives Senegalese envoy in Nouakchott
    24 may 2005 19:56:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian leader Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya received in audience on Tuesday in Nouakchott Senegalese senior minister of justice, Cheikh Tijane Sy, who was carrying a message from President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal. Full text...

  • Indian minister expected in Morocco on Monday
    22 may 2005 13:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Indian foreign secretary Sheri E. Full text...

  • Uganda tells diplomats to stop meddling
    17 may 2005 11:04:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda has told locally based diplomats to desist from making public statements about the country's transition process, which is under attack by the international community, with donors threatening to withdraw aid. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Wade meet in Tripoli Saturday
    14 may 2005 17:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi and Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade met in Tripoli on Saturday over the AU summit planned for Syrte in central Libya in July. Full text...

  • Kerekou visits Tripoli
    13 may 2005 20:31:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- President Mathieu Kerekou of Benin left the country for a visit to Libya on Friday. Full text...

  • Algeria expects France to atone for 1945 deaths
    12 may 2005 22:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he expected France to atone for its behaviour that left 45,000 Algerians dead on 8 May 1945. Full text...

  • Mwanawasa to visit Ghana Wednesday
    10 may 2005 18:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Zambian President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa arrives in Accra on Wednesday for a three- day state visit to Ghana, the president's office said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN Great Lakes representative to visit Brussels
    02 may 2005 20:03:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- UN secretary general's special representative to the Great Lakes region, Ibrahima Fall is expected in Brussels Tuesday to begin a two-day working visit for meetings with European Union authorities. Full text...

  • Ex-Nigerian leader meets Jammeh
    28 april 2005 21:59:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Abdusalami Abubakar, the former Nigerian leader and special Commonwealth envoy, arrived in the country on Thursday and held discussions with Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, official sources said in Banjul, the country's capital. Full text...

  • Rome, Tripoli discuss ties
    28 april 2005 21:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Prime Minister Choukri Ghanem held discussions here Thursday with the Speaker of the Italian Parliament, Fernando Cassini on ways to implement a declaration the two countries signed way back July 1998. Full text...

  • African, Asian leaders pledge solidarity
    24 april 2005 15:51:00
    Jakarta- Indonesia (PANA) -- After a two-day summit in Jakarta, Asian and African leaders have agreed to a new strategy for their relationship, with the aim of combating poverty and underdevelopment. Full text...

  • Kenya urges Somali govt to expedite relocation
    22 april 2005 16:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government has called on the Nairobi-based Transitional Federal Government of Somalia to expedite its physical relocation to Somalia, failure to which it will lose the goodwill both at home and abroad. Full text...

  • Three African presidents on private visits to Paris
    21 april 2005 14:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The arrival here of Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba brings to three the number of African leaders paying private visits to France. Full text...

  • Omar Bongo arrives Paris
    21 april 2005 14:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba arrives here Thursday for a private visit spanning an unspecified number of days, reliable sources announced here. Full text...

  • ADA seeks to help Africa in Security Council appointment
    20 april 2005 22:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The African Diplomatic Academy (ADA) intends to help Africa appoint its candidates for the UN security council in the prospect of the reforms of the UN system, Benoit Ngom, the organisation's chairman, said Wednesday in Paris. Full text...

  • France appoints new envoy in Uganda
    18 april 2005 12:06:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French president Jacques Chirac has appointed Bernard Garancher as the next French ambassador to Uganda, official sources in Paris told PANA. Full text...

  • Mozambican leader visits Angola
    13 april 2005 21:51:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Emilio Guebuza arrived in Luanda on Wednesday on a daylong official visit to Angola to boost cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria calls for more technical aid from Japan
    11 april 2005 21:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Monday called for more technical support from Japan, especially in the areas of irrigation and agriculture. Full text...

  • France names new envoy to Zambia
    10 april 2005 11:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- President Jacques Chirac has appointed François Saudubray as the new French ambassador to Zambia with residence in Lusaka, official sources confirmed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Moroccan PM due in France on Friday
    07 april 2005 14:59:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan Prime Minister Driss Jettou will on Friday begin a two-day official visit in France where he will meet with his French counterpart Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Full text...

  • Madagascar freezes recognition of SADR
    06 april 2005 20:50:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Madagascar has "decided to freeze its recognition" of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), whose independence was proclaimed by the Polisario Front, which declared its sovereignty over Western Sahara, the former Spanish colony annexed by Morocco in 1975. Full text...

  • Chalgham meets New York state delegation
    06 april 2005 12:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's External Relations and International Cooperation Minister Abderrahman Chalgham has held audience in Tripoli with the visiting leader of a delegation from the New York State External Relations Council Peter Peterson. Full text...

  • Kadhafi decorates Moroccan envoy to Libya
    05 april 2005 17:38:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi has awarded Moroccan ambassador Idriss Allaoui the Order of Good Work for immense efforts made in enhancing ties between Rabat and Tripoli during the tenure of his posting to Libya. Full text...

  • Indian PM visits Mauritius
    29 march 2005 20:33:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh begins a four-day visit to Mauritius on Wednesday where he will discuss with the authorities the issue of the repatriation of Indian prisoners detained in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Haiti wants observer status at AU
    22 march 2005 14:06:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Haitian Foreign and Religious Affairs Minister Herard Abraham on Tuesday solicited the support of the Benin authorities for his country to become a member of the African Union with observer status (AU), diplomatic source said here. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives message from Bongo
    17 march 2005 19:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi received a message Thursday from his Gabonese counterpart Omar Bongo Ondimba on preparations for the next African Union summit billed for the Libyan resort town of Sirte. Full text...

  • Gabonese leader claims assets from ex-French adviser
    16 march 2005 14:27:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba has demanded his former French advisor, André Tarallo, to return all his assets, including a 400 square metre apartment in Paris, the satirical weekly, Le Canard enchaîné, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan, Ethiopian leaders vow to intensify security
    11 march 2005 11:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Kenya and Ethiopia have agreed to intensify security patrol along their common border to ensure residents of the two countries live in peace and harmony, the leaders of the two nations resolved in Addis Ababa on Friday. Full text...

  • Zambian leader returns home from Botswana
    10 march 2005 16:18:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa returned home on Thursday after a successful three-day state visit to Botswana during which he held talks with his host President Festus Mogae on a number of issues. Full text...

  • Mohamed VI played no mediation role in Nouakchott
    09 march 2005 19:57:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- King Mohamed VI of Morocco, who ended a two-day friendly and working visit here Tuesday, "had not come to mediate between Burkina Faso and Mauritania," the Mauritanian minister of communication, Hamoud Ould Abdy, clarified here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Angola replaces ambassador in Italy
    08 march 2005 18:48:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has replaced Angolan ambassador to Italy, Manuel Pedro Pacavira with Boaventura Cardoso, former governor of the northern province of Kwanza-Norte. Full text...

  • Moroccan king expected Sunday in Mauritania
    04 march 2005 15:35:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- King Mohamed VI of Morocco is expected to make a two-day visit in Nouakchott starting on Sunday, the Mauritanian president's office has said. Full text...

  • France names new ambassador to Comoros
    22 february 2005 17:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French president Jacques Chirac has appointed Christian Jacob as the country's new ambassador to the Comoros, official sources revealed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania, Libya end dispute over coup plotters
    21 february 2005 21:38:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The feud between Libya and Mauritania "is now a thing of the past", Libyan foreign affairs minister, Abderahmane Chelgham declared here Monday following an audience with Mauritanian President, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. Full text...

  • Libya, Egypt hold similar views on Darfur
    19 february 2005 18:43:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The situation in Sudan's Darfur region and continued efforts to end the conflict there have been the focus of the tête-à-tête meeting between visiting Colonel Kadhafi and Egyptian President Mubarak. Full text...

  • Guinea discusses joining CEN-SAD with Al-Azhari
    15 february 2005 16:50:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Sahel- Saharan States Community (CEN-SAD), Mohamed Al-Madani Al-Azhari, has held talks with the Guinea ambassador here, Abdelaziz Soumah, on his country's desire to join the regional grouping, official sources said in the Libyan capital. Full text...

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