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  • Cameroon: President Biya to attend Provence Landings
    13 august 2014 21:44:50
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The Cameroonian president Paul Biya left Yaounde on Wednesday for France where they will attend ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Provence Landings (The Forgotten D-Day) scheduled for Friday, according to a statement from the Civil cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic. Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament dissolves illegal armed groups
    13 august 2014 21:09:16
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - Libya's new parliament on Wednesday decided to dissolve all armed groups and non-regular brigades, after calling for intervention to protect civilians and state institutions against rival militias engaged in bloody clashes. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: President Ouattara to attend 70th anniversary of Provence Landings
    13 august 2014 20:50:06
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, left Abidjan on Wednesday for France where he will take part in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Provence Landings, a military operation carried out from 15 August 1944 by allied troops during World War II in south-east France. Full text...

  • Burundi: Heads of Great Lakes region meet in Luanda
    13 august 2014 17:08:14
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) are due to hold a mini-summit Thursday in the Angolan capital, Luanda, to assess the security situation in DR Congo and the Great Lakes Region as a whole, the organisation's executive secretariat here said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament votes for int'l intervention to protect civilians
    13 august 2014 14:26:14
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - The new Libyan parliament on Wednesday resolved to ask the international community to intervene in the ongoing violent crisis in Libya to protect civilians after rival militias failed to comply with a ceasefire agreement. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorian leader appoints 3 new Constitutional Council members
    13 august 2014 13:56:22
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has appointed three new members of the country's Constitutional Council to replace those whose terms have expired, PANA learnt from official sources here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian candidate Jean-Claude de l'Estrac campaigns in Senegal
    13 august 2014 12:22:05
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne Tuesday received the Mauritian candidate for the post of Secretary General of the Francophonie, Jean-Claude de l'Estrac in Dakar, Senegal, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Re-elected Nigerian governor receives 'certificate of return' from electoral body
    13 august 2014 09:09:18
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - Freshly re-elected Governor of Nigeria's South-west Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has received his 'certificate of return' from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), following his victory in Saturday’s election. Full text...

  • South Africa: Churches slam 'genocide' in Iraq
    13 august 2014 08:30:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Council of Churches (SACC) and the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) Wednesday condemned the purge of Christians in Iraq. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Fourth IOC Summit to be held in Moroni
    12 august 2014 21:42:14
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The 4th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), which was postponed due to the crash of Air Algerie plane on 25 July, will be held on 23 August in Moroni, Comoros. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Sata to miss SADC summit
    12 august 2014 20:43:58
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Harry Kalaba, has disclosed that President Michael Sata will not attend the forthcoming Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) summit to be held in the Zimbabwean resort town of Victoria Falls. Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament opts for public presidential poll in Libya
    12 august 2014 18:01:37
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) – Libya's future president will be elected in direct universal suffrage, the new Libyan Parliament decided Tuesday at its plenary session in the eastern region of Tobruk, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Malawi: President Mutharika rules out war with Tanzania over disputed lake
    12 august 2014 16:45:41
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Peter Mutharika has ruled out going to war with neighbouring Tanzania over the disputed border over Lake Malawi but insisted the issue of the lake, Africa's third largest fresh-water body, is non-negotiable. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Eritrean parties form military wing to launch attacks against Asmara
    12 august 2014 15:23:45
    Semera, Ethiopia (PANA) - A coalition of Eritrean political parties agreed to form a military wing Monday, to kick off an armed rebellion against the Asmara-based government, which it accused of hostility against local communities. Full text...

  • Mauritius: SADC Electoral Commissions Forum opens in Mauritius
    12 august 2014 14:55:23
    Le Morne, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian President Rajkeswur Purryag Tuesday stated that since the wind of democratic changes has been blowing across Africa, the participation of all citizens in electoral processes makes governments more accountable to the people. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian state records first post-election violence
    12 august 2014 14:27:03
    Ile-Ife, Nigeria (PANA) – Violence has broken out between supporters of the candidates of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and winner of last Saturday Governorship election in South-West Osun State, and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the ancient town of Ile-Ife, with scores of people seriously injured and property destroyed. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya's neighbours to meet in Cairo
    12 august 2014 13:48:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A meeting of Libya's six neighbouring countries - Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Niger and Chad - has been scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt, later this month, to find ways to enhance Libya's stability, the Egyptian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in charge of neighbouring countries, Mohamed Bedreddine, announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan hails opposition state Gov. after election victory
    10 august 2014 15:52:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Sunday congratulated Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of South-west Osun State on his victory in Saturday's governorship election in the state. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara urges Constitutional Council to inspire "respect and trust"
    10 august 2014 12:33:46
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has said that his ambition is to see the Constitutional Council of his country "inspiring respect and trust as the constitutional courts and councils of developed countries do." Full text...

  • South Africa: Chilean President concludes official visit to South Africa
    10 august 2014 11:23:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Jeria on Sunday wrapped up a three-day visit to South Africa during which she held talks with President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Sudan: Ruling party announces agenda for Sudan's national dialogue
    10 august 2014 10:46:13
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's high committee for the proposed national dialogue has concluded a road-map on the agenda for the national dialogue conference and mechanism for implementation of the conference outcome, the official Sudan News Agency reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Opposition wins state governorship election
    10 august 2014 08:11:16
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - The main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has won Saturday's governorship election in Nigeria's South-west Osun state, beating the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the second place. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Vote counting underway in Nigerian State governorship election
    09 august 2014 19:15:01
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - Voting is over in Saturday’s Governorship election across 3,010 polling units in South West Osun State, and sorting and counting of votes are now underway. Full text...

  • Burundi: President Nkurunziza satisfied with US-African Leaders' summit
    09 august 2014 16:38:36
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian president, Pierre Nkurunziza, on Saturday said he was satisfactory with the outcome of the maiden US-Africa leaders’ summit held in Washington from 4 to 6 August, 2014, whose agenda was several economic, security and good governance issues of common interest. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Voting starts in Nigerian state election
    09 august 2014 14:08:17
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - Voting has started in Saturday's governorship election in Nigeria's South-west Osun State, and indications are that the election is largely peaceful, despite pre-election fears of violence and electoral malfeasance. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council urges South Sudanese rivals to purse dialogue
    09 august 2014 08:25:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has urged South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, and political rival, Dr. Riek Machar, to engage fully and inclusively in ongoing peace talks and uphold their commitment to establish a transitional government. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Security beefed up ahead of Nigerian state governorship poll
    08 august 2014 23:35:13
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) - Security has been beefed up in Osun State, southwest Nigeria, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, with security operatives deployed to strategic locations and restriction of movement of vehicles. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria calls for government of 'consensus' in Libya
    08 august 2014 22:23:18
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Algeria has called for the formation of a government of "consensus" in Libya with the help of neighbouring countries as "a unique" solution to the crisis rocking the country. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council urged to support Darfur dialogue
    08 august 2014 09:09:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The Special Representative and head of the African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has urged the Council to play a more proactive role in supporting the holding of a successful national dialogue in Sudan. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma hails US-Africa Leaders Summit
    08 august 2014 08:20:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The 4-6 Aug. US-Africa Leaders' Summit in Washington, DC, has reshaped the relationship between Africa and the US, and augurs well for cooperation for mutual benefit into the future, according to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan talks deadlock continues amid looming sanctions 
    07 august 2014 18:18:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Efforts to bring lasting peace in South Sudan plunged into further trouble Thursday, after the government joined a rebel-driven plan to lock out political parties and former political detainees from the process, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorians celebrate 54th independence anniversary
    07 august 2014 13:56:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday called on his compatriots to unite and take stock of the situation in the country as the nation celebrates its 54th independence anniversary Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian PM urges African leaders to set up transparent legal structures
    07 august 2014 11:34:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam has urged African leaders to follow the example of Mauritius by setting up in their respective countries transparent legal structures to ensure investments. Full text...

  • US: Obama announces new Security Governance Initiative for Africa
    07 august 2014 09:54:54
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has announced the creation of a new Full text...

  • US: Summit deepens US-Africa partnership
    07 august 2014 09:36:15
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The 4-6 Aug. US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, has strengthened ties between the US as well as African governments and people of Africa, a communique issued at the end of the meeting said. Full text...

  • US: Obama calls US-Africa Summit ''success story''
    07 august 2014 09:16:07
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has described the just-concluded US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, as a success story. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Election chief promises free, fair state governorship vote
    06 august 2014 23:22:30
    Osogbo, Nigeria (PANA) – Ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election in Osun State, south west Nigeria, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday assured the people of free, fair and credible election. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan seeks global action against Boko Haram
    06 august 2014 22:17:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has called for more effective global action and implementation of all existing international protocols against terrorism and violent extremism. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan capital gets new mayor
    06 august 2014 19:33:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Municipal Council of Tripoli on Wednesday elected Mehdi al-Harati, Mayor of the Libyan capital, currently in the grip of security chaos caused by armed clashes between rival militias fighting for control of the airport. Full text...

  • Libya: Prime Minister explores possibility of Libya, AFRICOM partnership
    06 august 2014 18:03:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni has held talks in Washington with General David Rodriguez, senior commander of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on the possibility of establishing partnership between his country's security organs and AFRICOM. Full text...

  • US: Obama says US-Africa partnership vital for Africans
    06 august 2014 17:31:41
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that partnership Full text...

  • Sudan: Electoral commission announces Sudan's next poll timetable
    06 august 2014 17:01:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's National Elections Commission (NEC) has formally announced a timetable for next April’s general elections despite opposition by major opposition political parties. Full text...

  • Burundi: UN Security Council reviews situation in Burundi
    06 august 2014 16:41:12
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The UN Security Council is due to hold Wednesday a session on the sociopolitical situation in Burundi in accordance with its Resolution 2137 (2014), which requires the UN Secretary-General to keep the Council informed every 90 days about the progress made with regard to the mandate of the UN Office in Burundi (UNOB), PANA learned from diplomatic sources in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU launches new programme to support Africa’s continental integration
    06 august 2014 15:20:56
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) on Wednesday launched the first phase of a programme for Africa’s integration, with an initial budget of 415 million Euros for the period 2014 to 2017, official sources said in Brussels. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Cape Verde for 10th Pan-African Parliament anniversary celebrations
    06 august 2014 15:10:08
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Speaker of the Cape Verdian Parliament, Basilio Mosso Ramos, will represent his country at ceremonies commemorating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Pan-African Parliament (10-17 August) in South Africa, parliamentary sources told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Washington must stop encouraging abuses by Zambia’s ruling party, says CDDR
    06 august 2014 14:52:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR) in Zambia has called on the US administration to curb what it describes as blind support for the Patriotic Front (PF) government, charging that the government is responsible for growing political violence, repression and failure of governance "threatening the nation’s stability". Full text...

  • Botswana: Khama dissolves parliament, fixes 2014 election date
    06 august 2014 13:25:47
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama has said the country's 10th parliament will be dissolved shortly while fixing elections for October, this year. Full text...

  • Sudan: Machar's visit to Khartoum postponed
    06 august 2014 11:39:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it had received notification from the Inter-Governmental Authority of Development (IGAD) on the postponement of a scheduled visit by former South Sudanese Vice President-turned rebel leader Riek Machar to Khartoum for logistical reasons. Full text...

  • US: Biden hold talks with leaders of Nigeria, Tunisia, South Africa
    06 august 2014 08:58:36
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday in Washington, DC, met with Presidents Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia and Jacob Zuma of South Africa to discuss bilateral relations. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA institute holds seminar on Boko Haram
    06 august 2014 08:53:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Institute of International Affairs and the Afro-Middle East Centre (SAIIA) will hold a one-day seminar on Nigeria's insurgent group Boko Haram in Johannesburg Thursday, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...

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