Politics - Diplomacy
  • 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...

  • Mauritanian minister's comments fuel controversy
    07 december 2004 10:08:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian Foreign and Cooperation Minister Mohamed Vall Ould Bellal is embroiled in controversy over an interview published in "Islamtoday," an Islamic website. Full text...

  • Bush pledges to help lift Africa during tenure
    03 december 2004 12:29:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- US President George W. Full text...

  • France appoints new Ambassador to Ghana
    03 december 2004 10:07:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- President Jacques Chirac has appointed Pierre Jacquemot French ambassador to Ghana, an official source confirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Gabon's Bongo to visit Paris Wednesday
    01 december 2004 13:33:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba is expected Wednesday in Paris but no reason was given for the visit to the French capital. Full text...

  • France to attend Nairobi summit on landmines
    28 november 2004 20:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cooperation minister Xavier Darcos will represent France at the Nairobi summit on anti-personnel mines which kicks off Monday, a foreign ministry official announced here. Full text...

  • France invites Ethiopia, Eritrea to dialogue
    27 november 2004 16:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has called on Ethiopia and Eritrea to open "in-depth discussions" leading to a peaceful settlement of their border dispute, the French foreign ministry said Saturday here. Full text...

  • Prospects widen for Tripoli-Paris ties
    24 november 2004 23:23:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac who arrived here Wednesday night on a 24-hour official visit will hold discussions with Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi. Full text...

  • French cooperation minister off for Francophonie summit
    23 november 2004 14:14:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French minister delegate for cooperation, Xavier Darcos flies Tuesday to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to attend the Francophonie summit scheduled 26-27 November, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Belgian premier summons DR Congo envoy over incident
    23 november 2004 14:06:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt on Monday summoned the ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Brussels, Jean-Pierre Mutamba, following an incident in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania last Saturday when President Joseph Kabila refused to meet the Belgian foreign minister, Karel De Gucht, during the international conference on peace, security and development in the Great Lakes region. Full text...

  • Belgian premier summons DR Congo envoy over incident
    23 november 2004 08:25:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt on Monday summoned the ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Brussels, Jean-Pierre Mutamba, following an incident in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania last Saturday when President Joseph Kabila refused to meet the Belgian foreign minister, Karel De Gucht, during the international conference on peace, security and development in the Great Lakes region. Full text...

  • Algerian leader congratulates Morocco's king
    20 november 2004 13:42:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has congratulated King Mohamed VI of Morocco as his kingdom celebrated its 49th independence anniversary, which observers viewed as a move to revamp the thawed relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Taya congratulates Mohamed VI on anniversary
    18 november 2004 16:10:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya has sent best wishes to Moroccan King Mohamed VI as the kingdom celebrates its 48th anniversary of independence, official sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • Paris hosts G-77's 40th anniversary celebrations
    17 november 2004 19:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A roundtable on the theme "South-South co-operation" held Wednesday at the UNESCO headquarters marked the beginning of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the Group of 77 (G-77) formed by developing countries. Full text...

  • Zambian, DR Congo officials mend diplomatic fences in Lusaka
    06 november 2004 09:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Government officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) started discussions with their Zambian counterparts in Lusaka Friday on ways to improve momentarily strained relations in the wake of careless remarks by former vice-president Nevers Mumba. Full text...

  • Senegal's Wade pats Bush's back on re-election
    05 november 2004 11:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has extended the "warmest congratulations" to his US counterpart George W. Full text...

  • Obasanjo congratulates Bush on his re-election
    05 november 2004 10:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated US President George W. Full text...

  • Dlamini-Zuma due Wednesday in Senegal
    03 november 2004 11:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- South African foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected in the Senegalese capital of Dakar Wednesday for a three-day official visit, official sources said here. Full text...

  • France wants fresh start in relations with Algeria
    02 november 2004 10:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Fifty years after the beginning of the Algerian war for independence, France says it wants to open a new era in its relations with its former North African colony by signing a friendship treaty between them. Full text...

  • Ould Taya sends message to Bouteflika
    01 november 2004 14:03:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritanie (PANA) -- Mauritanian President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya has sent a message of congratulations to his Algerian counterpart, Abdel Aziz Bouteflika, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Algerian revolution that led to Algeria's independence in 1962. Full text...

  • S. African minister ends Brazilian trip
    01 november 2004 10:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Sunday concluded her visit to Brasilia where she co-chaired the third Joint Binational Commission between Brazil and her country. Full text...

  • France's new ambassador reports in Equatorial Guinea
    31 october 2004 10:10:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- France's new ambassador to Equatorial Guinea Henri Deniaud has presented his credentials to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Full text...

  • Serbia-Montenegro breaks ties with SADR
    28 october 2004 11:57:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The government of Serbia-Montenegro (former Yugoslavia) has withdrawn its recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), and instead reaffirmed "total support" to Morocco's territorial integrity, an official source said here. Full text...

  • Malian President receives new EU ambassador
    27 october 2004 08:23:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure has received the new ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Mali, Irène Horejs, after presenting her letters of credence at State House here, official sources affirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • France has new envoy in Equatorial Guinea
    25 october 2004 11:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Henri Deniaud has been appointed as France's new ambassador to Equatorial Guinea by French President Jacques Chirac, a French official source told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Belgian minister's undiplomatic comments draw fire
    19 october 2004 10:35:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian Foreign Affairs minister Karel de Gucht's undiplomatic comments last week on DR Congo's political players have drawn various reactions in Brussels' political circles. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Schroeder to beef up bilateral ties
    15 october 2004 14:53:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have discussed how to step up cooperation between their two countries and consolidate relations between the African Union and its European counterpart, official sources have said. Full text...

  • President Wade due in France Friday
    14 october 2004 19:09:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Visiting Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade is due in the French northeastern city of Reims Friday to attend a function in tribute to African fighters who died during the two World Wars, diplomatic sources indicated here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian envoy presents credentials in Morocco
    12 october 2004 23:32:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's new ambassador to Morocco, Cheyakh Ould Ely has presented his letters of credence to King Mohamed VI, official sources confirmed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Paris welcomes lifting of EU embargo on Libya
    12 october 2004 22:49:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French Foreign minister Michel Barnier Tuesday lauded the lifting of the European Union's arms embargo on Libya, noting that France contributed much to the move. Full text...

  • Mauritania, Libya still keeping the distance
    07 october 2004 08:25:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania and Libya have been boycotting attending each other's public functions for some months now, according to diplomatic sources in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • French, Eritrean foreign ministers discuss Horn of Africa
    06 october 2004 21:03:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier and his Eritrean counterpart Ali Said Abdellah Wednesday held talks here that primarily centred on the Horn of Africa, a French official said. Full text...

  • French foreign minister visits Tripoli Wednesday
    04 october 2004 23:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French foreign minister Michel Barnier is expected Wednesday in Tripoli for a working visit aimed at further cementing ties between France and Libya, official sources revealed here Monday. Full text...

  • France appoints new envoy to Mauritius
    04 october 2004 16:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac has appointed Dominique Renaux as France's new ambassador to Mauritius, French officials told PANA in Paris Monday. Full text...

  • Diarra, Barnier meet in Paris
    01 october 2004 21:11:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Visiting Ivorian Prime Minister Seydou Diarra met here Friday with French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier in Paris, according to French officials. Full text...

  • Kigali names 4 new ambassadors
    29 september 2004 13:54:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda has nominated new ambassadors to China, India, France and Canada, according to a statement issued by the cabinet here Wednesday. Full text...

  • France appoints new Ambassador to Rwanda
    18 september 2004 16:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Dominique Decherf has been appointed new French Ambassador to Kigali, Rwanda, official sources confirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • Benin minister stresses disarmament for peace and development
    16 september 2004 22:20:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin considers disarmament as fundamental to peace and development, Foreign Affairs minister Rogatien Biaou said here Thursday. Full text...

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