Politics - Diplomacy
  • Mauritania reiterates support for one-China policy
    20 july 2005 11:16:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The "Islamic Republic of Mauritania remains strong attachment to a one-China policy calling for the territorial integrity of the People's Republic of China," Mauritanian foreign and cooperation minister, Mohamed Vall Ould Bellal reaffirmed here. Full text...

  • Rwandan president sends message to Mauritania
    19 july 2005 07:18:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed of Mauritania has received a message from his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, official sources revealed here. Full text...

  • Mauritania, China observe 40 years of relations
    18 july 2005 21:27:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian leader Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya on Monday sent a message of congratulations to his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • France welcomes end of Niger-Benin border dispute
    15 july 2005 19:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French foreign ministry on Friday hailed the "maturity" of Benin and Niger that allowed them to "peacefully" settle their border dispute on the Lete Island through the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague. Full text...

  • France backs African bid to join Security Council
    15 july 2005 19:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France supports Africa's entry into the UN Security Council, foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said here Friday, and urged governments on the continent to responsibly select their representatives. Full text...

  • French envoy urges Central Africans to work hard
    14 july 2005 23:03:00
    Bangui- Central Africa (PANA) -- The French ambassador of France to the Central African Republic (CAR), Jean-Pierre Destouesse on Thursday the country's citizens to avoid living beyond their own means. Full text...

  • South African foreign minister visits Paris
    14 july 2005 21:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- South African minister of Foreign affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma arrived Wednesday in Paris for 48-hour working visit, government sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Abdou Diouf to visit Monaco Friday
    13 july 2005 08:49:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The secretary-general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), Abdou Diouf, will on Friday start a daylong working visit to Monaco, where he is expected to hold discussions with Prince Albert II. Full text...

  • Foreign Minister off to Russia, France
    09 july 2005 19:21:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma departs Saturday night on a two-nation visit to the Russian Federation and France from 10-14 July. Full text...

  • French minister to visit Morocco Tuesday
    09 july 2005 18:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy will on Tuesday start a daylong visit to Rabat during which he is expected to meet with King Mohammed VI, it was announced on Saturday here. Full text...

  • Cape Verde appoints first ambassador to China
    09 july 2005 18:24:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde's International Cooperation Director, Julio Morais, has been appointed as the country's first ambassador to the People's Republic of China, official sources said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Diouf, Louis Michel to discuss politics in Africa
    06 july 2005 11:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Francophonie International Organisation (OIF), Abdou Diouf, and the European Commissioner for Development, Louis Michel, plan to meet Friday in Brussels to discuss the current political crises in Africa, reliable sources said here. Full text...

  • 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...

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