Politics - Diplomacy
  • 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...

  • Zuma to host Angolan PM in Cape Town
    14 february 2005 10:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African deputy President Jacob Zuma will host Angolan Prime Minister Fernando de Piedade Dias Dos Santos in Cape Town for four-days beginning Tuesday, the foreign ministry said on Monday. Full text...

  • Chirac hails warm welcome in Senegal
    03 february 2005 17:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac has hailed the warm welcome accorded to him upon his arrival on Wednesday in Dakar to begin a three-day official visit to Senegal. Full text...

  • NEPAD is a chance for Africa, Jacques Chirac says
    03 february 2005 16:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Visiting French President Jacques Chirac told journalists in the Senegalese capital of Dakar on Wednesday that NEPAD was a beautiful initiative for the development of Africa. Full text...

  • French troops to leave Cote d'Ivoire if told so - Chirac
    03 february 2005 10:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- French troops under Operation Unicorn will leave Cote d'Ivoire if African countries, including the host country, do not need them anymore, French President Jacques Chirac said on Wednesday in Dakar, Senegal Starting his three-day visit to Senegal, Chirac said his country's mission was not to conquer Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Paris-based NGOs slam Chirac's planned visit to Congo
    02 february 2005 14:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Three Paris-based NGOs Wednesday criticised the upcoming visit of French president Jacques Chirac to Congo, accusing him of ignoring the disappearance of 353 Congolese from a Brazzaville beach in 1999 to which the government has been linked. Full text...

  • Paris to disburse funds for Africa-France Summit
    01 february 2005 23:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- At least five million euro is to be released by Paris to help organise the 23rd Africa-France summit slated for next November in Bamako, a Malian sources hinted here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Benin chairs UN Security Council for February
    01 february 2005 11:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Tuesday starts chairing the 15-member body the month of February, a diplomatic source told PANA in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Mauritania, South Africa sign co-operation accord
    25 january 2005 15:09:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian Foreign Minister Mohamed Vall Ould Bellal and his South African counterpart, Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, have signed in Nouakchott an agreement in various areas of co-operation, sources here said Tuesday. Full text...

  • French PM to visit Tunisia end of January
    22 january 2005 16:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin will on 30 January pay a 48-hour visit to Tunisia, official sources in Paris told PANA Saturday. Full text...

  • Konare urges good use of Sudan's peace accord
    18 january 2005 11:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has called on the international community to make good use of the end of Africa's longest civil war in the Sudan. Full text...

  • Wade consults Kadhafi on African affairs
    17 january 2005 18:38:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Senegalese Foreign Minister, Cheikh Tidiane Gadio arrived in Tripoli on Monday with a message from Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade for Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • S. African VP on "private visit" to Uganda
    17 january 2005 16:42:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- South Africa Vice President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Uganda on a two-day "private visit," according to official sources on Monday here. Full text...

  • Brazilian foreign minister arrives in Cape Verde
    14 january 2005 21:23:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Brazilian foreign minister Celso Amorim arrived here Friday to begin a 24-hour visit to Cape Verde aimed at enhancing bilateral co-operation between the two countries. Full text...

  • French envoy in Gabon wishes CPS summit success
    10 january 2005 23:58:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The ambassador of France in Gabon, Jean-Marc Simon Monday extended wishes of success to the two-day African Union Peace and Security Council summit convening in Libreville. Full text...

  • Morocco, Gabon partially lift visa requirements
    06 january 2005 15:40:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon and Morocco have signed an agreement to partially scrap entry visas for selected passport holders, thus broadening the legal base for their 60-year old bilateral cooperation, official sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • Spanish foreign minister visits Algeria
    05 january 2005 17:44:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Spanish foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos lauded on arrival here Wednesday the excellent relations between his country and Algeria in all sectors. Full text...

  • Wade at induction of Giscard d'Estaing in Académie Française
    16 december 2004 19:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade Thursday attended the induction of former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing into the Académie française in Paris. Full text...

  • Mauritania adheres to "parliamentary diplomacy" of "5+5" forum
    09 december 2004 18:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Mauritania Senate president Dieng Boubou Farba announced the country's full adherence here Thursday, to what has been dubbed "parliamentary diplomacy" among National Assemblies of members states of the '5+5 Dialogue'. Full text...

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