Politics - Diplomacy
  • African emissaries in Libya
    16 november 2001 21:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Tunisia calls for strengthening of intra-African ties
    16 november 2001 17:15:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia has called for the strengthening of relations between African countries, especially in their quest to ensure stability and development on the continent. Full text...

  • Nigerian High Commissioner to UK quits
    10 november 2001 16:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's High Commissioner to the UK, Bola Ajibola, has indicated his plans to quit the office in February 2002 "on a personal note", the private Guardian newspaper reported Saturday in Lagos. Full text...

  • Malabo recalls its violent ambassador from Brussels
    09 november 2001 23:05:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea has recalled its ambassador in Belgium, Aurelio Mba Olo, at the request of a court in Brussels, judicial sources said in the Belgian capital Friday. Full text...

  • Tanzania probes visa discrimination claims
    08 november 2001 10:47:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania government is probing allegations that its citizens are facing discrimination in getting visas to a number of countries through their embassies in Dar es Salaam. Full text...

  • ANC Youth League calls for review of relations
    07 november 2001 11:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The ANC Youth League President, Malusi Gigaba, has called on the South African government to review its diplomatic relations with Israel. Full text...

  • Obasanjo rallies African envoys behind development initiatives
    03 november 2001 09:41:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo addressed African Ambassadors in Washington Friday, urging them to take a lead from recent milestone initiatives for the development of Africa, in pursuit of their diplomatic assignments. Full text...

  • Senegalese foreign minister leaves for Washington
    29 october 2001 16:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio leaves Dakar Monday for Washington to co-chair a US-Sub Saharan Africa economic co-operation forum with the American Secretary of State Colin L. Full text...

  • Details emerge on Danish Ambassador's recall
    28 october 2001 13:17:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- More details are emerging on the recall of Danish Ambassador to Malawi, Orla Bakdal, believed to have been too outspoken for the comfort of Malawian authorities. Full text...

  • Kigali, Paris normalise relations
    24 october 2001 22:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France and Rwanda Tuesday completed the normalisation process of diplomatic relations after Kigali's new ambassador to Paris, Jacques Bihoz Agara, presented his credentials to President Jacques Chirac. Full text...

  • Salat Hassan discusses with Kadhafi
    21 october 2001 19:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Somali President Abdoulkassim Salat Hassan on Sunday praised the leader of the Libyan revolution, Colonel Muammar Kadhafi, for his support to Somalia and the importance he attaches to resolution of the crisis in Somalia. Full text...

  • Kufuor calls for an integrated foreign policy
    18 october 2001 21:14:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A two-day conference aimed at exploring Ghana's foreign policy options opened Thursday in Accra tasking participants with proposals to attract investment, enhance good neighbourliness and eliminate the menace of terrorism. Full text...

  • Chavez, Kadhafi discuss terrorism
    15 october 2001 22:22:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan revolutonary leader Col. Full text...

  • Powell briefs Mbeki on US military action
    09 october 2001 16:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government Tuesday expressed concern at the "disastrous humanitarian tragedy" in the face of US reprisals on Afghanistan, but said it recognises America's right to bring to justice those responsible for the 11 September terror attacks. Full text...

  • New US Ambassador takes office in Luanda
    06 october 2001 09:37:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A new US Ambassador was in Luanda Friday to present his credentials as head of the American diplomatic mission in Angola. Full text...

  • EU deplores Italian ambassador's expulsion from Eritrea
    04 october 2001 14:49:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has deplored the Eritrean government's decision to declare the Italian Ambassador in Eritrea, Antonio Bandini, persona non grata. Full text...

  • Kagame, Kabila hold talks with Muluzi
    26 september 2001 15:37:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawians Wednesday rolled out a red carpet and rolled traditional drums to welcome two unlikely bedfellows - the DR Congo's youthful leader Joseph Kabila and his Rwandese counterpart Paul Kagame - to Blantyre for talks on their troubled Great Lakes region. Full text...

  • Senegal reviews diplomatic missions
    22 september 2001 19:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The government of Senegal is in the process of restructuring several of its diplomatic missions, a Foreign ministry statement said. Full text...

  • Outgoing envoy bids Nujoma farewell
    21 september 2001 22:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Czech Republic's outgoing Ambassador to Namibia, Pavel Vosalik, has called for the strengthening of bilateral co-operation between Namibia and his country in the areas of trade, science and technology. Full text...

  • Why Zimbabwe Land Reform Talks Succeeded
    09 september 2001 14:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Commenting for the first time on the success of the Zimbabwe land reform talks which he brokered, Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo said the breakthrough achieved by the Commonwealth committee meeting was made possible by Nigeria's new image and perception on the international scene. Full text...

  • Nigerian envoy in Zimbabwe for land talks
    08 september 2001 11:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Nigerian Foreign Minister Sule Lamido arrived in Zimbabwe Saturday to brief President Robert Mugabe on the outcome of landmark land reform talks held earlier in the week in Abuja, Nigeria, between the southern African country and former colonial power Britain under his government's mediation. Full text...

  • Police ready to deal with demonstrators
    06 september 2001 20:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya police said Thursday that they were ready to deal firmly with any lawbreakers during a demonstration planned for Friday in Nairobi by Muslims who want Kenya to sever diplomatic links with Israel. Full text...

  • Local Muslims want Kenya to cut ties with Israel
    03 september 2001 21:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Muslim organisation, the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem), has called on Kenya to cut its diplomatic ties with Israel, accusing the latter of racism. Full text...

  • Burundi, DR Congo restore trust in troubled relations
    28 august 2001 14:37:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian foreign minister Severin Ntakomvukiye has returned from a recent weeklong visit to the DR Congo, happy that trust has been restored between the two countries. Full text...

  • Mkapa guarantees rule of law
    24 august 2001 21:45:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa Friday asserted that his government was committed to upholding the rule of law and perpetuating the principles of human rights, including freedom of assembly and of worship. Full text...

  • Kenya asserts diplomatic role
    19 august 2001 13:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- After opening an international peacekeepers training institute and hosting Congolese leader Joseph Kabila as well as seeking solutions to the Zimbabwean land crisis, Kenya this week appeared to be inching its way upstage as a leading mediator on the African continent. Full text...

  • Liberia withdraws charges against two diplomats
    12 august 2001 09:57:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian government has formally withdrawn its declaration of persona non grata against the ambassadors of Sierra Leone and Guinea accredited to Monrovia, according to press reports in the capital. Full text...

  • Recalled Egyptian ambassador not to return to Tel Aviv
    27 july 2001 14:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher has confirmed that Egypt's ambassador who was recalled from Tel-Aviv would not return there as "conditions are far from being met". Full text...

  • Japhet Ndlovu presents credentials to King Letsie III
    27 july 2001 09:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Japhet Ndlovu, South Africa's High Commissioner to Lesotho from 1997 to 2000, presented his credentials to King Letsie III for a second round of tour in Maseru on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kidnapped Burkina Ambassador found in Yopougon
    12 july 2001 09:57:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Cote d'Ivoire, Emile Ilboudo, who was kidnapped Wednesday morning in Abidjan has been found in Yopougon, a suburb of the capital, the independent daily "L'Observateur Paalga" reports. Full text...

  • Opossition 's visit to Pretoria angers Muluzi
    18 june 2001 21:24:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The South African High Commissioner in Lilongwe, Carter Seleka is asking authorities in Malawi to explain what President Bakili Muluzi meant by saying opposition politicians visited Pretoria last week to discuss with "terrorists". Full text...

  • Africa on agenda of US-Belgian talks
    13 june 2001 23:27:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Africa is among the subjects of US President George W. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire sues for frank cooperation with Burkina Faso
    13 june 2001 22:21:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ivorian Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan Wednesday wound up a 48-hour friendly and working visit to Ouagadougou stressing the need for a fostering of relations between Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire seeks Mozambique's support for its OAU candidate
    12 june 2001 23:03:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano Monday received a former foreign minister of Cote d'Ivoire, Simeon Ake, bearing a message from Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • PLO seeks Botswana's support against Israel
    06 june 2001 16:44:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Palestinian Authority's ambassador to southern Africa, Ali Halimeh, Tuesday sought Botswana's help in convincing Israel to honour cease-fire agreements and start dialogue in the raging Middle East crisis. Full text...

  • DR Congo diplomats wait for better days
    25 may 2001 14:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Scandalously neglected diplomats from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are eagerly waiting for the forthcoming internal dialogue hoping this could be the beginning of an end to their long ordeal without pay. Full text...

  • Diplomat says Pretoria will not condemn Harare over land issue
    19 may 2001 14:07:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A senior South African diplomat in Zimbabwe said at the weekend that Pretoria will not bow to international pressure to condemn President Robert Mugabe's government for allegedly promoting lawlessness through its land reform programme. Full text...

  • Cape Verde launches diplomatic offensive
    16 may 2001 22:25:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde plans to strengthen its diplomatic contacts with its main development partners with a view to ensuring continuity of official aid to the archipelago, Cape Verdian foreign, co-operation and communities minister Manuel Inocencio Sousa has said. Full text...

  • South African delegation due in Mexico and Colombo
    11 may 2001 11:03:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy President Jacob Zuma leaves for Mexico and Colombia Saturday to enhance South Africa's bilateral relations with the two countries. Full text...

  • Russian minister says African Union will play major role
    08 may 2001 14:38:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov said Monday that the African Union "reflects the realities of today's world" where the trend has been to form major socio-politico-economic blocks. Full text...

  • Russian foreign minister visits Tripoli
    07 may 2001 12:40:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary of the Libyan people's committee for external relations and international co-operation, Abdul Rahmane Chalgham, and the Russian minister of foreign affairs, Igor Ivanov, held discussions on how to consolidate relations between the two countries Sunday evening in Tripoli. Full text...

  • German Minister due in Morocco
    02 may 2001 22:26:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A Senior Minister in the German Foreign Ministry,Christoph Zopel, will pay a working visit to Morocco beginning Thursday, the German Embassy said in Rabat Wednesday. Full text...

  • CAR in discreet search for peace in DR Congo
    02 may 2001 20:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Central African Republic (CAR) has been into discreet diplomacy to foster peace in DR Congo, Ambassador Bernard Cissalé said in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Kagame briefs Kadhafi on Great Lakes situation
    01 may 2001 18:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Rwandan foreign minister Andre Bumaya Monday delivered a message from Rwandan leader Paul Kagame Rwanda to the leader of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • Tunisia and Egypt want "fair peace" in Middle East
    29 april 2001 11:25:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Egypt and Tunisia said they have agreed that peace in the Middle East was in everybody's interest and that "it must be fair," according to chairman of the Egyptian council of ministers, Atef Abid. Full text...

  • Burundi surprised by expulsion of its diplomat
    25 april 2001 21:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundian foreign ministry has expressed surprise at the expulsion of its First Secretary in Rwanda, Dieudonne Habarugira, on allegation of engaging in activities contrary to his diplomatic status. Full text...

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