Politics - Diplomacy
  • Nigerian President to attend Mbasogo's inauguration
    14 january 2003 14:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has indicated that he plans to attend the 19 January inauguration of Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who was recently re-elected. Full text...

  • Chinese deputy premier to visit Reunion Friday
    14 january 2003 12:52:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Chinese deputy prime minister, Li Lanqing, arrives in Reunion Friday for a two-day visit as part of an African tour that will also take him to South Africa, a Chinese official said in Saint-Denis. Full text...

  • Iraqi goodwill envoy confers with Tunisian president
    13 january 2003 22:16:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on Monday received the vice-president of the Iraqi cabinet, Tarek Aziz, who visited Tunis as Saddam Hussein's special envoy to acknowledge the solidarity of Tunis with Baghdad in the US- Iraqi arms crisis. Full text...

  • Madagascar, Morocco to restore diplomatic relations
    11 january 2003 19:28:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- President Marc Ravalomanana and Princess Lalla Amina, aunt of King Mohammed VI have hinted about the imminent restoration of diplomatic ties between Madagascar and Morocco, beginning with the opening of a Moroccan honorary consulate in Antananarivo. Full text...

  • Belgium fires consul general in Casablanca
    10 january 2003 22:40:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgium's consul general Jacques Huygen, who was recalled from Casablanca last December following a visa scandal has been dismissed from Belgian public service, sources in Brussels revealed Friday. Full text...

  • Angola looks after African issues at UN Security Council
    07 january 2003 22:40:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Foreign minister Joمo Benardo de Miranda has said the country will give priority to the pacification of DR Congo and other African countries during its two-year stint at the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Uganda names journalist to head embassy in Rwanda
    07 january 2003 15:20:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A 37-year-old journalist Adonia Ayabera has been appointed Uganda's ambassador to Rwanda in a major reshuffle which saw several long-serving diplomats recalled home. Full text...

  • Mauritius Prime Minister off to India
    05 january 2003 17:42:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth was expected to leave for New Delhi Sunday at the head of a high-level delegation attending the Indian Diaspora Days running 9-11 January. Full text...

  • Malawi cuts ties with Sahrawi Republic
    05 january 2003 10:57:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi has cut all ties with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic of Western Sahara which has been fighting Morocco over the control of the former Spanish colony since Spain pulled out in 1975. Full text...

  • 2002 witnessed shift in French policy towards Africa
    03 january 2003 17:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France, in 2002, made a shift in its policy vis-à-vis the internal affairs of African states, reviewing its previous stance that hinged on the principle of non-interference. Full text...

  • Wade brags about Senegal's diplomatic exploits
    01 january 2003 13:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade has boasted of what he intimated was Senegal's diplomatic radiance last year, adding that the country would in 2003 continue to spearhead implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Full text...

  • War against Iraq not inevitable, says Mauritius Foreign minister
    28 december 2002 15:01:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Foreign minister Anil Gayan affirmed late Friday that war against Iraq was not inevitable "in current circumstances". Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire reopens embassy to Cameroon
    26 december 2002 18:28:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's new ambassador to Cameroon Laurent Ayoman Ambohale on Thursday presented his credentials to the country's external relations minister, Francois-Xavier Ngoubeyou. Full text...

  • Moroccan king sends message to Tunisian president
    19 december 2002 23:08:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Morocco's foreign minister Mohamed Benaisa on Thursday handed a written message from king Mohammed VI to the Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis, reports the Tunisian news agency (TAP). Full text...

  • Sierra Leone names new envoy to Liberia
    20 november 2002 17:45:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Patrick Foya has been named Sierra Leone's Ambassador-Designate to Liberia, to replace Kemoh Salia Bao, Foreign Ministry sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Chad wants Libyan troops to leave CAR
    20 november 2002 10:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Chadian Premier Haroun Kabadi in Paris has called for the departure of Libyan troops from the Central African Republic (CAR) where they have been protecting President Ange-Felix Patasse for several months from his former soldiers out to oust him from power. Full text...

  • France names new Ambassador to Mozambique
    19 november 2002 15:24:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has appointed Louise Avon its new Ambassador to Mozambique, officials said Tuesday in Paris. Full text...

  • African Union criticised for low profile in Congo
    08 november 2002 22:38:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ambassador to France Eddy Angulu Mabengi has urged the African Union (AU) to demonstrate its effectiveness by getting further involved in his country's conflict resolution. Full text...

  • New Saudi ambassador to Tunisia presents credentials
    06 november 2002 20:04:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Saudi Arabia's new ambassador to Tunisia, Ahmad Ben Ali Al-Qahtani, presented his credentials to Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister Habib Ben Yahya here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya alleys fears over law review guru's arrest
    30 october 2002 21:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government Wednesday moved fast to alley fears that it intended to arrest and imprison Yash Pal Ghai, the chairman of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC). Full text...

  • Guinea appoints former football star as ambassador
    26 october 2002 14:16:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Former Guinean international football star and skipper of Conakry's Hafia Football Club in the 1970s, Thiam Ousmane Tolo, has been appointed ambassador to Japan. Full text...

  • Yemeni Foreign Minister due in Tunis
    22 october 2002 14:34:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Yemen Foreign Minister Abou Bakr Al Qerbi is due in Tunis this week with a message from President Ali Abdallah Salah for his Tunisian counterpart Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Deby hold telephone discussions
    21 october 2002 22:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Chadian President Idriss Deby and the Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Triki holds talks with Ivorian, Togolese envoys
    21 october 2002 19:33:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's African Union Secretary, Ali Triki held talks in Tripoli Monday with Ivorian Ambassador to Libya Dojo Togba, on the latest development following the month-long mutiny in the West African country. Full text...

  • Tripoli, Pretoria, Abuja discuss Africa's hotbeds
    15 october 2002 21:35:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Ivorian crisis and simmering tension between Sudan and Eritrea were the focus of contacts Libyan authorities had Tuesday with their South African and Nigerian counterparts, official sources indicated in Tripoli. Full text...

  • South African Foreign minister in Zimbabwe
    10 october 2002 21:11:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- South African Foreign minister Nkosazana Zuma arrived in Harare Thursday for talks with the Zimbabwe government. Full text...

  • France appoints new Ambassador to Mali
    08 october 2002 16:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has appointed Nicolas Normand as its new Ambassador to Mali, official sources indicated Tuesday in Paris. Full text...

  • Praia hails Angola's election to UN Security Council
    01 october 2002 22:58:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The Cape Verde government has welcomed Angola's election as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council effective January 2003. Full text...

  • Egyptian leader ends visit to Libya
    01 october 2002 22:11:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Egyptian President Hosni Moubarak returned home Tuesday afternoon from the Libyan town of Sirte (450 km east of Tripoli), after holding talks with Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Bissau diplomats oppose ambassador's appointment
    28 september 2002 19:19:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's Career Diplomats Action Group strongly opposed President Kumba Yala's appointment of Kalidou Balde as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • Egyptian activists urge govt to cut ties with Israel
    28 september 2002 18:37:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Hundreds of Egyptian oppositions figures and political activists Saturday gathered in Ettahreer square in Cairo, amid tight security, chanting anti-Israel and anti- American slogans. Full text...

  • France appoints woman Ambassador to Madagascar
    20 september 2002 17:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Catherine Boivineau has been named French new Ambassador to Madagascar, official sources said in Paris Friday. Full text...

  • France appoints new Ambassador to Egypt
    18 september 2002 17:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Claude Cousseran has been named new French Ambassador to Egypt, according to official sources in Paris. Full text...

  • Morocco names ambassadors to Côte d'Ivoire, Angola
    17 september 2002 17:56:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohamed VI of Morocco has appointed two ambassadors, to Côte d'Ivoire and Angola, the Maghreb Arab Press agency reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • France names new Ambassador to Eritrea
    17 september 2002 17:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has named Gerard Sambrana as its new Ambassador to Eritrea, to replace Louis Le Vert, official sources said in Paris Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius calls on France, Britain to return islands
    15 september 2002 19:34:00
    Port Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Mauritian prime minister Anerood Jugnauth has called on Britain and France to return control of its islands still under the two countries' grip. Full text...

  • Malagasy ambassador assumes duty in Paris
    13 september 2002 23:56:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Madagascar's new ambassador to France, Jean Pierre Razafy-Andrihamihaingo, has assumed duties in Paris. Full text...

  • Sudan opens embassy in Mali
    09 september 2002 23:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Sudan has opened an embassy in Bamako, government officials in the Malian capital confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisian President receives Iraqi envoy
    09 september 2002 19:46:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Monday granted an audience to General Ali Hassan Al Majid, a special envoy of the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, with the threat of US attacks on Iraq on the agenda, the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported. Full text...

  • Mauritian prime minister leaves for New York
    09 september 2002 13:56:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian prime minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth left Port-Louis on Monday for New York to attend the 57th session of the UN General Assembly, official sources confirmed in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Mauritanian party against relations with Israel
    04 september 2002 17:31:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's opposition Union of the Forces of Progress (UFP) on Wednesday described diplomatic relations between the government in Nouakchott and Israel as "abnormal". Full text...

  • Kadhafi sends message to Equatorial Guinea
    29 august 2002 20:31:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema on Wednesday received a personal message from the Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • French President appoints adviser on African affairs
    27 august 2002 16:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Former French Ambassador to Morocco Michel de Bonnecorse, 62, has just been appointed adviser for African affairs at the President's Office, sources disclosed Tuesday in Paris. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives Uganda, DR Congo envoys
    26 august 2002 07:35:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, Sunday in Tripoli received separately Ugandan Foreign Minister James Wapakhabulo and the special adviser to DR Congo president, Kazadi Nyembze Dieudonne, who delivered messages from their respective leaders to their host. Full text...

  • Envoys swarm Equatorial Guinea urging friendly ties
    23 august 2002 21:53:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea received envoys on Thursday bearing messages from Presidents Paul Biya of Cameroon, Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo and Mathieu Kerekou of Benin, sources in Malabo indicated. Full text...

  • Uganda to re-open embassies in strategic countries
    21 august 2002 17:12:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda has decided to re-open its diplomatic mission in strategic European, African and Caribbean countries to enhance economic and bilateral relations. Full text...

  • Ivorian President enjoins envoys to defend country's image
    16 august 2002 12:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Head of State Laurent Gbagbo has urged the country's Ambassadors working abroad to defend the image of Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Luanda hosts tripartite foreign ministers meeting
    14 august 2002 22:10:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Foreign ministers from Angola, Democratic Republic of congo and Uganda were meeting Wednesday in Luanda to analyse political, diplomatic relations and matters related to border security. Full text...

  • Ethiopian President receives Gambian Envoy
    14 august 2002 11:16:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian President Gimra Giorgis has called for closer co-operation between his country and the Gambia, for the strengthening of the African Union (AU), State radio reported in Addis Ababa Wednesday. Full text...

  • Malagasy Ambassador presents letters of credence in Dakar
    12 august 2002 15:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade will Monday afternoon receive the letters of credence of Madagascar's Ambassador to Senegal, according to informed source in the Senegalese capital. Full text...

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