Politics - Diplomacy
  • Nigerian president hails relations with Chad
    28 october 2003 10:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has described as excellent the country's relations with its neighbour to the north-east, Chad, saying leaders of both countries would continue to maintain contact in the interest of their peoples and the sub-region as well. Full text...

  • Sudan's first ambassador to Angola in Luanda
    23 october 2003 21:03:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Sudan's first ambassador to Angola Agnes Pont Lukumbu Woro arrived here Wednesday to present credentials to President José Eduardo dos Santos, Angolan news agency (ANGOP) reported. Full text...

  • No rift between Africa and West over Zimbabwe, says Commonwealth
    14 october 2003 09:18:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The Commonwealth Secretary General, Don McKinnon, has dismissed claims that his organisation was divided over Zimbabwe since Harare's suspension from the body over accusations of human rights abuses in the southern African state. Full text...

  • Sudan, Mozambique firm up relations
    12 october 2003 17:48:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Pundits find the visit here this week by Mozambican Foreign minister Dr Leanardo Santos Simao significant in that it was the first in about 30 years since Mozambique's independence in the mid seventies, besides the fact that Maputo currently chairs the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Libyan leader receives message from Mubarak
    11 october 2003 20:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Saturday received a high-ranking Egyptian delegation led by Information minister Safouat Cherif, who delivered to him a message from President Hosni Mubarak, the Libyan news agency (JANA) reported. Full text...

  • Angolan Foreign minister to visit Kinshasa Monday
    10 october 2003 22:21:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Angolan Foreign Minister Joao Bernardo Miranda begins a working visit here Monday, the country's ambassador Joao Batista Mawete announced here Friday after an audience with DR Congo's Foreign Minister Antoine Ghonda. Full text...

  • Mozambique names journalist, new ambassador to Angola
    02 october 2003 16:53:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique has named journalist Antonio Matonse as its new ambassador to Angola, official sources said in Maputo. Full text...

  • UNESCO head regrets Pierre Falcone's appointment
    27 september 2003 09:19:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Director General, Koïchiro Matsuura has deeply regretted Angola's decision to appoint a Frenchman Pierre Falcone as Luanda's minister plenipotentiary at his Paris-based UN educational agency. Full text...

  • France names new ambassadors to 4 African countries
    25 september 2003 18:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has named new ambassadors to four African countries -- Nigeria, Benin, Burundi and Sao Tome and Principe, official sources said in Paris Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya, Seychelles to strengthen economic ties
    23 september 2003 19:55:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Libyan ambassador to Seychelles, Abdella Alzubedi, has said his country was seeking to strengthen and promote bilateral economic ties between the two countries at newer and more intense levels. Full text...

  • Gambian envoy delivers message to Burkinabe leader
    17 september 2003 22:52:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Gambian Secretary of State for Information, Communication and Technology, Bakary Njie, handed a message from Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso on Wednesday in Ouagadougou, the capital. Full text...

  • Dutch, Slovak envoys take up duty in Benin
    17 september 2003 20:09:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- President Mathieu Kerekou received the credentials Tuesday of the new Ambassadors of the Netherlands and Slovakia. Full text...

  • France names new ambassador to Togo
    17 september 2003 16:38:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac has appointed Jean-Paul Veziant as the new French ambassador to Togo, an official source revealed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • President Ould Taya receives Sahrawi emissary
    16 september 2003 21:09:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- An envoy despatched by Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) leader Mohamed Abdel Aziz delivered a message here Monday to President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania. Full text...

  • Tanzania appoints ambassador to Burundi
    15 september 2003 11:08:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Tanzania has appointed a new ambassador to Burundi, eight years after it unilaterally closed its embassy in Bujumbura, official sources said at the weekend. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana faces tight schedule this month
    12 september 2003 07:51:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Malagasy head of State Marc Ravalomanana would, beginning 16 September embark on a succession of trips spanning two weeks within and outside Africa, State House sources indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa seeks to reopen embassy in Madagascar
    10 september 2003 22:25:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A South African foreign ministry delegation is in Madagascar to negotiate re-opening of its diplomatic mission to the Grand Island, official sources revealed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Dos Santos discusses Guinea Bissau's 12 October poll
    09 september 2003 23:11:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos Tuesday held talks here with Guinea Bissau's foreign minister Fatumate Balde on issues relating to the 12 October elections in that country. Full text...

  • Washington names new envoy to Tunisia
    05 september 2003 19:04:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- There are indications William J. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe opposition, Malawi president hold discussions
    04 september 2003 20:05:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- President Bakili Muluzi of Malawi held discussions here Thursday with a delegation from Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), led by the party's secretary general, Welshman Ncube. Full text...

  • IMF hinges donors' conference on management of Angolan oil
    04 september 2003 09:56:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The new Belgian ambassador to Angola, Hubert Correman has a basic mission to interact with Angolan authorities to prepare the international conference of donors for the rebuilding of Angola, official sources said here. Full text...

  • New Kenyan envoy to UN presents credentials to Annan
    03 september 2003 19:48:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Kenya's new permanent representative to the UN, Judith Mbula Bahemuka has presented her credentials to Secretary General Kofi Annan. Full text...

  • France appoints new ambassador to Senegal
    02 september 2003 12:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac has signed a decree appointing Jean-Didier Roisin as France's new ambassador to Senegal, an official source said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Israeli Foreign Minister visits Morocco
    01 september 2003 22:01:00
    Casablanca- Morocco (PANA) -- Israeli Foreign minister Sylvain Shalom arrived Monday afternoon in Morocco for consultations on the Middle East peace process, official sources said here. Full text...

  • US Names New Ambassador to Mauritania
    31 august 2003 16:05:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The new United States ambassador to Mauritania, Joseph E. Full text...

  • Essy says DR Congo must regain its place among nations
    29 august 2003 22:04:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Outgoing interim chairman of the African Union Commission Amara Essy has hailed the gradual return of peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), saying the country must regain its place within the comity of nations. Full text...

  • Libya raises diplomatic mission in Madagascar
    29 august 2003 20:53:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Libya plans to raise its diplomatic representation in Madagascar to an ambassadorial level, a top official of Lima Holding, a Libyan-Malagasy joint venture, said here Friday. Full text...

  • Paris upbeat about an accord on UTA DC-10 file
    22 august 2003 20:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French Foreign ministry expressed optimism Friday about discussions with Libya for a "more equitable compensation" of families of victims of the 1989 terrorist explosion of a UTA DC-10 plane over Niger. Full text...

  • Paris Bissau-Guinean consul accused of passport trafficking
    20 august 2003 20:39:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- An official of the Bissau-Guinean opposition United Social Democratic Party (PUSD) has accused the country's consul in Paris, Antony Jean Correia of trafficking diplomatic passports. Full text...

  • Comoros recalls envoy to Pretoria
    20 august 2003 14:04:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Comoran envoy Bacar Salim accredited near Pretoria, South Africa has been recalled to Moroni "for consultation," but Foreign ministry sources say the diplomat has been fired by his country. Full text...

  • Nguema arrives Ghana on official visit
    18 august 2003 17:52:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo arrived here Monday at the start of a two-day official visit with his Ghanaian counterpart, John Agyekum Kufuor. Full text...

  • President Lansana Conte receives ECOWAS emissaries
    08 august 2003 23:24:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean President Lansana Conte held talks on Friday with an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delegation led by erstwhile Nigerian President, Abdusalami Abubakar, the national television has reported. Full text...

  • Madagascar gets UN deputy chairmanship
    08 august 2003 14:19:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Madagascar has been elected deputy-chairman of the 58th United Nations General Assembly, which begins sitting in September, an official statement said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Benin appoints new ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire
    07 august 2003 13:28:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Beninese government has appointed Omer de-Souza as its ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire, an official statement said here Thursday. Full text...

  • ICG report views Somaliland as a diplomatic dilemma
    29 july 2003 11:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The question confronting the international community is no longer whether Somaliland, a breakaway autonomous region of Somalia, should be recognised as an independent state, but whether there remained any viable alternative, according to a report by the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG). Full text...

  • Sierra Leone withdraws recognition for SADR
    16 july 2003 21:53:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Sierra Leone has withdrawn recognition from the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR, Sierra Leonean Foreign minister, Al Haji Momodu Koroma said Wednesday in Rabat. Full text...

  • King Mohamed, Bush, Chirac discuss Western Sahara conflict
    15 july 2003 09:25:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohamed VI of Morocco has held telephone conversations with the US and French Presidents George W. Full text...

  • New envoy says Paris remains Bangui's loyal partner
    14 july 2003 19:57:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- France Remains a loyal, active and demanding partner" of Central African Republic, the new French ambassador to Bangui, Michel Destouesse, declared here Monday. Full text...

  • New Malagasy envoy presents letters of credence
    03 july 2003 10:28:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Madagascar's new Ambassador, Bruno Ranarivelo has presented his letters of credence to President France Albert René of the Seychelles, undertaking to invigorate ties between the two countries. Full text...

  • Pires receives message from Senegalese counterpart
    03 july 2003 09:59:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Senegalese envoy Pierre Agboba delivered a message Wednesday to Cape Verde President Pedro Pires from President Abdoulaye Wade, official sources said. Full text...

  • Algerian diplomat sentenced to five years for spying
    30 june 2003 18:09:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- A court in Algiers has sentenced an Algerian diplomat to five years in prison for "spying, collaborating and revealing information that can endanger national security and military institutions at the service of Moroccan intelligence. Full text...

  • US reopens embassy in Malabo
    30 june 2003 14:26:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- The US State Department has decided to reopen "in the next three months" the American embassy in Equatorial Guinea, an official source said here Monday. Full text...

  • France appoints new ambassador to Gabon
    26 june 2003 16:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac has appointed Jean-Marc Simon as ambassador to Gabon, replacing Philippe Selz, official sources disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kibaki advises diplomats on African problems
    25 june 2003 19:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki on Wednesday called on foreign diplomats accredited to African countries to avoid playing the old politics of exploiting unfortunate situations in Africa for their own benefits. Full text...

  • Ivorian security urged to quit searching diplomats
    23 june 2003 15:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An Ivorian Foreign ministry official has urged security personnel to stop searching the vehicles of diplomats accredited to the West African nation. Full text...

  • Morocco rules out Bouteflika-Mohamed VI summit
    19 june 2003 19:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Morocco's communication minister Nabil Ben Abdallah said here Thursday that the time was not ripe for a summit between Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and King Mohamed VI. Full text...

  • Angolan president receives Abdoulaye Wade's message
    18 june 2003 21:43:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos received Wednesday a message from his Senegalese counterpart Abdoulaye Wade relating to a conference of African intellectuals in the Diaspora slated for December in Dakar. Full text...

  • Angola, Cape Verde dash for enhanced economic ties
    16 june 2003 21:51:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Angolan Prime Minister Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos arrives in Cape Verde Tuesday at the start of a three-day working visit aimed at concretising economic ties, official sources announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Security Council team wants confidence restored in DR Congo
    15 june 2003 14:44:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Jean Marc de la Sablière, head of a 15- man UN Security Council delegation on an African tour over the DR Congo conflict, Saturday appealed to the various stakeholders in the Congolese crisis to restore confidence amongst themselves. Full text...

  • Portuguese Premier sends Kadhafi goodwill message
    15 june 2003 13:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The guide of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

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