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  • Morocco: Arab Interior Ministers seek assistance for Libyan security services
    13 march 2014 14:15:35
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - The Council of Arab Interior Ministers has called on Arab countries to provide support for Libyan security services to enable them better fulfill their mission of ensuring the security of life and property. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: IGAD Summit warns South Sudanese foes to prepare for hard choices
    13 march 2014 14:04:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Thursday warned South Sudanese leaders to prepare for “difficult decisions” as talks on ending the military and political standoff in the new nation kicked off in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Rwandan soldiers' presence at DRC's border condemned
    13 march 2014 12:12:09
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The civil society in Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Thursday condemned the presence of Rwandan troops along the Morambi-Kibumba section of the Nyiragongo territory in North Kivu, eastern DRC. Full text...

  • US: Joint AMISOM-Somali National Army efforts against al-Shabaab will restore peace, security
    13 march 2014 09:36:54
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has expressed the hope that the joint efforts by the African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army against the terrorist group al-Shabaab will help restore peace and security to the Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

  • Libya: Interim PM pleads for extra budget
    12 march 2014 20:58:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's acting Prime Minister Abdallah Al-Theni has pleaded for an extra budget to allow the interim government to carry out its mission. Full text...

  • Kenya: Ethiopia, Kenya to send troops South Sudan stabilisation mission
    12 march 2014 20:29:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia and Kenya have resolved to deploy troops to a proposed stabilisation mission to enforce a ceasefire deal signed by warring South Sudanese parties. Full text...

  • Libya : GNC gives armed groups two weeks to lift oil port blockade
    12 march 2014 19:14:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Nouri Abushamein, President of Libya's General National Congress (CGN-Parliament), the country's highest legislative and political authority, said Wednesday he has given armed separatist groups two weeks to lift their blockade of oil ports. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Government, radical opposition discuss conditions for free polls
    12 march 2014 18:54:33
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian government has opened consultations with the radical opposition group for a free and fair presidential election due for this year, official sources told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: President Bashir leaves for IGAD summit in Ethiopia
    12 march 2014 18:53:08
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Bashir on Wednesday left Khartoum for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the head of his country’s delegation to the Inter-Governmental Development Authority (IGAD) summit meeting scheduled for Thursday. Full text...

  • Guinea: Pres Keita ends three-day visit to Guinea
    12 march 2014 18:50:17
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita Wednesday ended his three-day working visit to Guinea, where he signed, with host President Alpha Condé, several cooperation pacts on energy, agriculture and transport, among others. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan urges US to reconsider "negative" stand on Doha peace accord
    12 march 2014 18:42:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudan on Wednesday called on the US Administration to reverse its position regarding the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), which calls for an alternative forum for peace in Darfur. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara carries out mini cabinet reshuffle
    12 march 2014 16:44:27
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian President Alassane Dramane Ouattara on Wednesday carried out a mini cabinet reshuffle, an official communique issued in Abidjan said. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius celebrates 46th independence anniversary
    12 march 2014 16:27:01
    Belle-Vue, Mauritius (PANA) – Several thousand Mauritians witnessed on Wednesday afternoon the official ceremony marking the 46th anniversary of the independence of the island at Anjalay Stadium, Belle-Vue, northern Mauritius. Full text...

  • Libya: Mixed feelings about PM's sack
    12 march 2014 14:24:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The ouster of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan by the Libyan General National Congress (GNC), amid the scandal involving the illegal sale of the country's oil by militia groups, was generally welcomed by Libyans. Full text...

  • Kenya: Amnesty condemns 'excessive' use of force by police in Sudan
    12 march 2014 13:56:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Sudanese security forces must immediately stop the use of excessive and unlawful force against protesters, Amnesty International said after a student died of gunshot wounds sustained during a demonstration at the University of Khartoum Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libya: US reaffirms support to Libya after PM's ouster
    12 march 2014 13:38:17
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The US has reaffirmed its support to Libya in the aftermath of Tuesday's ouster of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan by the African nation's parliament via a vote of no confidence. Full text...

  • Libya: Former PM banned from travel
    12 march 2014 13:11:26
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Ousted Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been barred from travelling outside the country by the country's general prosecutor, Abdelkader Radhouan Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: PSC urges Sudan to tackle peace challenges in Blue Nile, Southern Kordofan states
    12 march 2014 11:27:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has urged political parties, civil society and armed opposition in Sudan to engage in dialogue that will address the challenges of peace and security in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Japan reaffirms cooperation with Tunisia
    11 march 2014 22:03:32
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Japanese deputy minister for foreign affairs, Nobio Kishi, on Tuesday reaffirmed the continuing cooperation of his country with Tunisia. Full text...

  • Libya: New acting PM sowrn into office
    11 march 2014 21:54:12
    Tripoli , Libya (PANA) - Libyan defence minister, Abdallah al-Thinni, on Tuesday took the oath of office as acting Prime Minister before the General National Congress (GNC), Libya’s highest legislative and political authority, vowing to "preserve the integrity and independence of Libya as well as the gains of the revolution of 17 February". Full text...

  • Libyan: Parliament passes no confidence vote in PM Zeidan
    11 march 2014 18:22:02
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's National General Congress (GNC), the country's highest parliamentary and political body, Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. Full text...

  • Cameroon: US donates 37 military vehicles to CAR mission
    11 march 2014 18:14:56
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The US has donated 37 vehicles to the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA), according to the US Embassy in Cameroon. Full text...

  • Belgium: ACP-EU MPs to meet in Strasbourg
    11 march 2014 15:09:37
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The 27th session of the African, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP)-European Union (EU) Parliamentary Assembly will hold 17-19 March at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, the EU said in a statement. Full text...

  • Zambia: Tension over govt's delay in releasing draft constitution (Feature by Mildred Mulenga, PANA Correspondent, Lusaka)
    11 march 2014 15:00:11
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - As tension rises over the delay by the Zambian government in releasing the country's draft constitution, all eyes are now on parliament to help resolve the logjam. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Youths march ahead of Independence Day
    11 march 2014 14:52:59
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Thousands of Mauritian youth Tuesday marched on the streets of the capital, Port-Louis, to show their commitment to the Mauritian nation on the eve of its 46th Independence Anniversary on Wednesday, PANA reported from Port-Louis. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa, a success story - Zuma
    11 march 2014 12:15:56
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday described South Africa as a success story, despite the enormous challenges still facing the country two decades after the birth of democracy. Full text...

  • Libya: UN, US criticise illegal sale of Libyan crude
    11 march 2014 12:04:53
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN has criticised Libya's militias for illegally selling the country's crude oil for their own benefit. Full text...

  • 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...

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