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  • Libya:EU condemns illegal sale of crude oil
    11 march 2014 10:56:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has condemned the illegal sale of Libyan crude oil by the country's militias. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Constituent Assembly agrees rules of procedure
    11 march 2014 10:32:11
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Constituent Assembly drafting Tanzania's new constitution has passed its rules of procedure, after three weeks of wrangling and rowdy interruptions that sometimes brought despair to the watching public. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy tasks international community on support for Libya
    10 march 2014 20:24:06
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Tarek Mitri, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), on Monday said international and well-coordinated support is vital to helping Libya through its democratic transition. Full text...

  • Guinea: Malian President arrives Guinea
    10 march 2014 18:07:56
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Malian President Ibrahima Boubacar Kéita arrived in Conakry Monday for a three-day working visit to Guinea. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyans denounce illegal sale of crude oil
    10 march 2014 17:50:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan authorities have put in place a mechanism to prevent attempts by armed groups to illegally export the country's oil at the "al-Sidera" port in the eastern part of the country, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Mali: President Keita due in Guinea
    10 march 2014 17:42:09
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is due in Conakry Monday for a three-day working visit to Guinea, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta visits Ethiopia to bolster trade links, discuss regional security
    10 march 2014 09:33:21
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was due to leave Monday for a four-day state visit to Ethiopia to boost bilateral relations. Full text...

  • South Africa: Tutu takes aim at Israel
    10 march 2014 09:11:33
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has once again taken aim at Israel, saying its racially-segregated roads and housing were a reminder of the conditions experienced in Apartheid South Africa. Full text...

  • Mauritania: French Minister of Labor urges Mauritania to decentralise local govts
    10 march 2014 00:06:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - French Minister of Labour, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue Michel Sapin has expressed his wish to see the Mauritanian government further decentralise local governments. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Malaysian Prime Minister cancels visit to Mauritius
    09 march 2014 17:17:47
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Malaysian Prime Minister Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak has cancelled his visit to Mauritius from 11-13 March as Chief Guest of the Government of Mauritius on the occasion of the island’s 46th National Day Celebrations 2014 due on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Neighbouring countries to discuss border security in Tripoli
    09 march 2014 15:12:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya is to host a meeting of neighbouring countries to discus problems regarding security of their common borders. Full text...

  • Zambia: Justice Minister in Sudan for African political parties meeting
    09 march 2014 14:55:43
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Justice Minister, Wynter Kabimba, is in Sudan for the 5th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP). Full text...

  • Sudan: Government accuses 'influential' states of supporting rebels
    09 march 2014 13:51:04
    Khartoum,Sudan (PANA ) - The Sudanese government has accused unnamed Western powers of backing rebel movements in Darfur and urged those powers to be fair and denounce recent extensive attacks by rebels on villages in parts of Darfur. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU boosts civilian protection in CAR with more troops
    09 march 2014 06:51:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - More troops are to be deployed to the troubled Central Africa Republic (CAR) to provide “renewed vigiour” in the fight against rebel groups. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Malaysian PM is Chief Guest at Mauritius 46th Independence Day
    08 march 2014 14:22:43
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, will be the Chief Guest of honour on the occasion of the Mauritian 46th National Day Celebrations on Wednesday, PANA reported Saturday from here. Full text...

  • Italy: Rome conference calls for dialogue and reconciliation in Libya
    07 march 2014 22:24:31
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – More than 30 countries and seven regional and international organizations have, at the Libya’s support conference, held in Rome on Thursday, insisted on the need to continue the dialogue and reconciliation process in a bid to "rapidly stabilize" the country. Full text...

  • Italy: International conference pledges support to Libya
    07 march 2014 22:11:00
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The international community would join hands to help Libya realise political and security stability, while the country's warring factions need to make a serious effort toward national reconciliation, world diplomats said on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: Official denounces restrictions on political rights in Burundi
    07 march 2014 20:15:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, on Friday expressed concern at the increasing restrictions on civil and political rights in Burundi, following a series of violent acts by the ruling party’s youth wing and the disruption of public meetings organized by opposition parties. Full text...

  • Nigeria: New Minister of Defence assumes duty, pledges on security
    07 march 2014 17:33:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's new Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Mohammed Gusau, and the Minister of State for Defence, Chief Musliu Obanikoro, Friday formally assumed duty at the Ministry of Defence with Gen. Gusau pledging to work assiduously towards having a safe and secure Nigeria. Full text...

  • Gambia: New Chief Justice for Gambia
    07 march 2014 17:07:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, has sworn into office his new chief Justice, Justice Eli Nawaz Chowhan, the pro-government newspaper, Daily Observer, confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Italy: Libya agrees with partners to implement democratic transition
    07 march 2014 14:02:40
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Libya has committed itself to creating a conducive atmosphere to the achievement of an orderly democratic transition process as well as ensuring security based on the rule of law. Full text...

  • Italy: Morocco seeks acceleration of national reconciliation in Libya
    07 march 2014 13:21:52
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Morocco has called for the acceleration of national reconciliation among the different regions and political movements in Libya and the use of dialogue to establish a common vision of the Libyan people. Full text...

  • Italy: AU proposes creation of commission to support Libya
    07 march 2014 11:37:37
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The African Union (AU) representative to the second international support conference for Libya, held in Rome, Italy, Thursday, has proposed the establishment of a special commission to support Libya. Full text...

  • Senegal: OIC appoints Senegalese, Gadio, Special Envoy for CAR
    07 march 2014 10:47:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, has appointed former Senegalese Foreign Affairs Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio as Special Envoy for the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Italy: Libya appeals for international support
    06 march 2014 22:08:14
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – The chairman of the Libyan National General Congress (CGN-Parliament), Nouri Abou Sahmein, on Thursday appealed to the international community to continue supporting his country until the establishment of rule of law and institutions. Full text...

  • Italy: 2nd int'l support conference for Libya opens in Rome
    06 march 2014 15:15:00
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – The second international support conference for Libya opened Thursday in Rome, Italy, with participants from 30 countries and several international and regional organisations in attendance, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama rallies country to unite on independence day
    06 march 2014 14:19:45
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s President John Mahama on Thursday led the country to celebrate its 57th independence anniversary by rallying the population to move together in building a prosperous nation. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Belarus Ambassador presents Letter of Credence to AUC Chairperson
    06 march 2014 13:44:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Belarus Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) Dimitry Kuptel Thursday presented his Letter of Credence to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Full text...

  • Tunisia: State of emergency lifted
    06 march 2014 13:17:06
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The state of emergency imposed in Tunisia since the January 2011 popular uprising that kick-started the 'Arab Spring' was lifted on Wednesday, the Tunisian Presidency said in a statement issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • US: US greets Ghana on 57th independence anniversary
    06 march 2014 12:19:33
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has congratulated the Republic of Ghana on the occasion of its 57th independence anniversary being observed Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Army denies link with Gaza-bound weapons-laden ship
    06 march 2014 10:43:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has denied any link with a weapons-laden ship which Israel reportedly intercepted in the international waters in the Red Sea Wednesday. Full text...

  • SPECIAL FEATURE: The Next Phase of Africa’s Transformation, by H.E. John Dramani Mahama, President, Republic of Ghana
    06 march 2014 10:17:56
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - It has been over a half-century since the African continent began freeing itself from the scourge of colonialism. Full text...

  • Ghana: Former Pres. Rawlings lashes out at Western 'hypocrisy' over Ukraine
    06 march 2014 09:36:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings has lashed out at the "hypocrisy and inconsistency" of some of the superpowers in the Ukrainian crisis, describing it as a serious insult to the intelligence of the world. Full text...

  • Libya: Niger extradites Gadhafi's son Saadi to Libya
    06 march 2014 08:45:45
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Niger on Thursday extradited to Libya one of Muammar Gadhafi’s sons, al-Saadi, who fled as his father’s regime crumbled in 2011, the Libyan government said Thursday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Serbian president visits Tunisia
    05 march 2014 21:41:57
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Wednesday arrived in Tunis for a two-day working visit which is aimed at further strengthening the friendship between the two countries. Full text...

  • Libya: Mixed reaction to proposals on Libyan transition
    05 march 2014 21:26:31
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyans have expressed mixed views on proposals on transitional arrangements over the next 18 months, which among other things calls for direct election of the president and parliament. Full text...

  • Togo: Opposition leaders meet president Gnassingbé
    05 march 2014 20:55:08
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Leaders of an umbrella Togolese opposition group, Sauvons le Togo, (Let's save Togo) and president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé on Wednesday discussed issues about the country's institutional and constitutional reforms. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: IGAD ready to deploy stabilizing force to South Sudan
    05 march 2014 18:27:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The East African regional bloc, IGAD, will deploy troops to protect its civilian personnel undertaking Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) of the ceasefire in South Sudan, Chairman of the IGAD Envoys, Seyoum Mesfin, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Speaker forced to adjourn parliament as opposition MPs refuse to debate
    05 march 2014 18:06:56
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Speaker of the National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, was on Wednesday forced to adjourn parliament after opposition members of parliament for the second day running refused to take part in debates, demanding only to debate the constitution. Full text...

  • Belgium: No EU observers for April Algerian presidential polls
    05 march 2014 17:03:27
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) will not deploy observers to oversee the presidential elections in Algeria, scheduled for April and in which outgoing President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika has announced his intention to run for a fourth term, according to an EU statement, obtanied by PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President sacks Sports Minister
    05 march 2014 13:50:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday sacked Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi. Full text...

  • Kenya: President Kenyatta denounces Nigeria killings
    05 march 2014 11:54:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the recent killing of some 59 Nigerian school children by suspected members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram, calling it a ‘dastardly terrorist’ attack. Full text...

  • US: Special envoy Feingold to travel to Europe, Africa
    05 march 2014 08:49:40
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) Russell D. Feingold will travel to London and The Hague this week to meet with donor partners, including with the Great Lakes Contact Group, the US State Department has announced. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Francophone countries urged to establish electoral system favourable to women
    04 march 2014 22:29:45
    Kinshasa , DR Congo (PANA) - Participants at the 2nd Global Forum of Francophone women has recommended that States establish an electoral system that promotes participation of women. Full text...

  • Tunisia: New Italian PM makes Tunisia first port of call
    04 march 2014 21:55:05
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Italy's new Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, visited Tunisia on Tuesday in his first official trip abroad, saying the Mediterranean should be the heart of Europe and not its border. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyans condemn violence against Congress
    04 march 2014 20:55:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyans and foreigners have overwhelmingly condemned last Sunday's assault launched by demonstrators against the headquarters of the General National Congress (GNC, Parliament) to protest against the extension of the GNC mandate. Full text...

  • Mali: 140 Togolese para-military officers prepare for peacekeeping duties
    04 march 2014 19:35:16
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Some members of the Togolese security forces began undergoing a peacekeeping training here Monday, ahead of their deployment in Mali under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Moscow, Tunis to strengthen ties
    04 march 2014 19:19:52
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia has said his country is committed to strengthening co-operation and partnership with Russia in the areas of the economy, trade and culture. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Burkinabe President visits Côte d'Ivoire
    04 march 2014 19:12:31
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso arrived here Tuesday for a working visit to Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Attack on UN Mission convoy condemned
    04 march 2014 11:42:18
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The UN Organization Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has condemned Monday's grenade attack on its convoy in the Beni region of North Kivu in DRC. Full text...

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