Politics - Summit
  • AU Executive Council session holds under the banner of shared values
    26 january 2011 12:20:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African foreign ministers constituting the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) will start a two-day session here Thursday to discuss what their countries consider to be common values that they could share in enhancing continental integration. Full text...

  • French president to address AU summit
    25 january 2011 12:37:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - French President Nicholas Sarkozy will be the guest of honour at the 16th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), scheduled to be held here 30-31 January 2011, the AU Commission announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU proposes US$256m budget for 2011
    25 january 2011 12:33:25
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African heads of state and government are expected to adopt a US$256 million budget of expenditure for the African Union (AU) during 2011, it was officially disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • African envoys back Nigeria's diplomatic moves on Cote d'Ivoire
    25 january 2011 11:45:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigeria’s bid to secure an international approval for the use of “legitimate force” to oust President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d’Ivoire from power dominated debate on the sidelines of an African Union (AU) meeting underway here for the second day running. Full text...

  • AU told to upgrade power grabs to international crime
    21 january 2011 16:51:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) should make unconstitutional power seizure by the armed forces and civilian leaders manipulating constitutions to remain in power an international crime when the leaders meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next week, international think-tanks have proposed. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea's leader set for AU chairmanship (News Feature)
    21 january 2011 14:52:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea will assume the chairmanship of the African Union (AU) when his country hosts next week's gathering of African leaders to discuss leadership, graft and the rule of law. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD mini-summit on Cote d'Ivoire postponed
    11 january 2011 12:54:46
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - The extra-ordinary mini-summit of the Community of the Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) on the Ivorian crisis, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in the Chadian capital on the sidelines of the 50th anniversary of Chad's independence, has been postponed, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS extra-ordinary summit on Cote d'Ivoire opens
    24 december 2010 14:31:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The second extra-ordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has opened in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, with leaders from 10 member countries attending. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: ECOWAS plans another extra-ordinary summit on Cote d'Ivoire
    20 december 2010 10:42:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) plans to hold a second extra-ordinary summit 24 Dec. on the situation in Cote d'Ivoire, Full text...

  • Angola vice-president to attend Great Lakes summit
    14 december 2010 21:45:52
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Angolan vice-president, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, left Luanda on Tuesday for Lusaka, the capital Zambia, to participate in the summit of heads of state and government of the Great Lakes countries mainly devoted to the illegal exploitation of the sub-region’s natural resources. Full text...

  • ECOWAS leaders meet to discuss Cote d'Ivoire (Full Report)
    07 december 2010 14:40:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The extra-ordinary summit of ECOWAS leaders, called to discuss the situation in Cote d'Ivoire, opened in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, Tuesday with leaders from seven Member States in attendance. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: ECOWAS Summit on Cote d'Ivoire opens in Abuja
    07 december 2010 14:25:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS leaders have opened their extra-ordinary summit in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss the situation in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Malian President for ECOWAS summit on Cote d'Ivoire
    06 december 2010 18:18:10
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - President Amadou Toure of Mali will participate in an extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the political crisis in Cote d’Ivoire, an official source told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: ECOWAS to hold Extraordinary Sumit on Cote d'Ivoire
    04 december 2010 12:00:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Tuesday, 7 December, to discuss the worsening political situation in Cote d'Ivoire where President Laurent Gbagbo and opposition leader Alassane Ouattara have been declared winner of run-off elections by two separate bodies. Full text...

  • Ethiopian PM attends G20 Summit in South Korea
    11 november 2010 15:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and his Ind ian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, who are in Seoul, South Korea, to attend the Gr o up of 20 (G20) summit, met Thursday to discuss bilateral ties. Full text...

  • East African Summit on Sudan's referendum postponed
    29 october 2010 11:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The East African regional Intergovernmental Autho rity on Development (IGAD), the body which mediated the peace talks leading to the peace accord in Sudan, has postponed its Heads of State Summit, which was set to begin in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Friday. Full text...

  • African leaders discuss future of francophone at OIF Summit
    23 october 2010 14:57:00
    Montreux- Switzerland (PANA) -- About 15 African heads of state and governments, attending the 13th summit of the International Francophone Organization (OIF) that opened here Saturday would discuss the future of the francophone, sources told PANA. Full text...

  • 'Summit opens new doors for Africa, Arab world'
    12 october 2010 13:22:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Fresh from attending the second Afro-Arab Summit in Sirte, Libya, Congolese head of State, Denis Sassou Nguesso, said on Monday that the conference had opened new perspectives for cooperation between Africa and the Arab world. Full text...

  • Sirte summit calls for cooperation on conflict resolution
    12 october 2010 07:11:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The Second Arab-African Summit has stressed the importance of the sharing of experience between the two regions regarding the settlement o f conflicts through peaceful means. Full text...

  • Afro-Arab summit condemns violence in Somalia
    12 october 2010 07:11:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Arab and African leaders on Sunday in Sirte, Libya, expres sed concern about the perpetuation of acts of violence in Somalia, the loss of h u man lives and damage resulting from it, as well as terrorist acts targeting civi l ians. Full text...

  • Arab, African leaders back creation of Palestinian State
    11 october 2010 21:31:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The Second Arab-African summit ended in the Libyan city of Sirte on Sunday with the reaffirmation of strong support and solidarity with th e fight of the Palestinian people against Israeli occupation. Full text...

  • Kadhafi kicks against independent South Sudan
    11 october 2010 18:54:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi has warned Africans and Arab s against the secession attempts by South Sudan and the proclamation of its inde p endence from North Sudan, describing it as a "disease seriously infectious for A f rica and the Arab world. Full text...

  • Kadhafi apologises for slave trade on behalf of Arabs
    11 october 2010 10:15:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi has apologised, on behalf of Arabs, for the slave trade in which some of them were involved in Africa, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Arab countries back Sudan's unity
    10 october 2010 19:07:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The extraordinary Arab summit held in in Sirte, Libya, has expressed its support for the sovereignty, unity and independence of Sudan. Full text...

  • Congolese FM hails 'timeliness' of Afro-Arab summit
    10 october 2010 18:23:00
    Syrte- Libya (PANA) -- Congolese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Basi le Ikouebe said here Sunday that the Second Afro-Arab summit provided a good platform for the es tablishment of a successful and strategic partnership between Africa and the Arab world. Full text...

  • Deputy Sec.-Gen of Arab League seeks Arab investments in Africa
    10 october 2010 18:12:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab-League in charge of Information and Communication Mohamed Khamlichi has asked Arab countries to invest more in Africa Khamlichi told PANA in Sirte, Libya, Sunday that Arab countries had significant material means, while those in Africa terribly lacked infrastructure. Full text...

  • Arab countries back reconciliation efforts in Somalia
    10 october 2010 16:45:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The extraordinary Arab summit which rounded off here Satur day has expressed support for efforts by Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to ensure national re conciliation in the country within the context of the the Djibouti Agreement on Reconciliation. Full text...

  • Moroccan monarch urges stronger African-Arab partnership
    10 october 2010 15:31:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Morocco's King Mohammed VI Sunday urged Arab and African n ations to dedicate themselves with resolve and clear-sightedness to revamping their partnership, after more th an three decades of hesitation and inaction. Full text...

  • 30 heads of state, kings attend Afro-Arab summit
    10 october 2010 15:16:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The Second Afro-Arab Summit began Sunday afternoon in Sirt e, central Libya, with 30 heads of state and kings in attendance, among other other representatives. Full text...

  • Ping announces African-Arab chamber of commerce, industry
    10 october 2010 12:17:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- An African-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry will open its doors soon to entrepreneurs as the two regional blocs seek to create closer contacts between their respective p rivate sectors, African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Jean Ping said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Ensuring mutual benefit through African-Arab cooperation (Analysis)
    10 october 2010 11:03:00
    By Anaclet Rwegayura- PANA Correspondent Sirte, Libya (PANA) -- As African and Arab leaders gather here this weekend for t he Second Afro-Arab summit, analysts have said the revitalisation of Afro-Arab relations, which is the main focus of the gathering, should go beyond routine dialogue and expressions of solidarity if it is to be meaningful to populations of the two blocs. Full text...

  • Sirte glows in the light of two summits
    09 october 2010 18:40:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's central city of Sirte is aglow in the midst of two key summits being held in the city this weekend - the extra-ordinary summit of the League of Arab States ( LAS) on Saturday and the second Afro-Arab on Sunday. Full text...

  • Afro-Arab Summit hails AMISOM
    09 october 2010 14:38:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Reiterating the call for the international community and t he UN Security Council to assume its role in war-torn Somalia, the Second Afro-Arab Summit being held here has hailed the African peac ekeeping force in the Horn of Africa country and affirmed the need to support its efforts. Full text...

  • Israeli-Palestinian talks: Israel blamed for stopping negotiations
    09 october 2010 13:48:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The Ministerial Committee of the Arab Peace initiative, wh ich met Friday night in Sirte, central Libya, has blamed Israel for stopping direct negotiations with Palestinians because of the continued policy of settlement in the occupied territories. Full text...

  • Youth council seeks closer, effective Afro-Arab cooperation
    09 october 2010 13:33:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Investment and trade between African and Arab nations shou ld aim at ensuring justice and equality in both social and geographical distribution of resources, with the principal go al of reducing widespread poverty, the youth of Africa and the Arab world said Saturday. Full text...

  • Zambian President Banda to attend Afro-Arab Summit in Libya
    09 october 2010 09:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Rupiah Banda was due to leave Saturday for Libya where he will join several Heads of State and Government on Sunday at the Afro-Arab Summit. Full text...

  • Angola attends 2nd Afro-Arab summit
    08 october 2010 19:49:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- An Angolan delegation, headed by the secretary of state for external relations, George Chicoty, will attend the second Afro-Arab summit o n Sunday in Syrte, Libya. Full text...

  • Ping calls for action to fill vacuum in Afro-Arab cooperation
    08 october 2010 15:35:00
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  • Afro-Arab Summit: Motlanthe represents SA
    06 october 2010 07:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will lead th e South African delegation to the Second Afro-Arab Summit in Sirte, Libya, on Sunday. Full text...

  • Preparatory commission for Afro-Arab summit meets in Tripoli
    03 october 2010 18:35:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The preparatory commission for the 2nd Afro-Arab summit in Tripoli Sunday held its 7th meeting, dedicated to reviewing the preparations for the event. Full text...

  • Nigeria's main opposition party condemns disruption of Igbo summit
    29 september 2010 11:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Nigeria's most voc al opposition party, has strongly condemned the disruption of Monday's Igbo Poli t ical Stakeholders' Conference in Owerri, South East Imo State, describing it as a clear threat to the country's democracy and the organization of free, fair and c redible elections next year. Full text...

  • EU to review sanctions against Zimbabwe
    29 september 2010 10:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- European Union President Herman Van Rompuy on T uesday said the bloc was ready to take a new look at sanctions against Zimbabwe, pending political developments. Full text...

  • Nigeria's main opposition party condemns disruption of Igbo summit
    29 september 2010 10:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Nigeria's most voc al opposition party, has strongly condemned the disruption of Monday's Igbo Poli t ical Stakeholders' Conference in Owerri, South East Imo State, describing it as a clear threat to the country's democracy and the organization of free, fair and c redible elections next year. Full text...

  • EU to review sanctions against Zimbabwe
    29 september 2010 10:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- European Union President Herman Van Rompuy on T uesday said the bloc was ready to take a new look at sanctions against Zimbabwe, pending political developments. Full text...

  • Angola vows to achieve Millennium Development Goals
    21 september 2010 14:49:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola State Secretary for Foreign Affairs George Chicoty, said Monday in New York that his country planned to achieve within the next three years, the essentials of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), established by the United Nations in 2000. Full text...

  • Kibaki says Africa duped in fight against global poverty
    21 september 2010 14:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki has criticized rich countries for failing to deliver on their pledges to provide funds for enhancing the war again s t absolute poverty in Africa. Full text...

  • World leaders gather at UN for MDGs
    20 september 2010 14:33:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- World leaders on Monday converged at the UN headquarters i n New York for the start of a three-day summit to measure progress towards achie v ing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Full text...

  • Libya, African Ambassadors review preparations for Africa-EU summit
    19 september 2010 19:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Secretary of the Libyan General People's Committee f or Foreign Relations and International Cooperation, Moussa Koussa, on Sunday in T ripoli met with African Ambassadors, accredited to Libya, as part of preparation s for the third Africa-EU summit to be held in Libya 29-30 November. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President cancels trip to NY for MDGs summit
    19 september 2010 12:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled his scheduled trip to New York to attend the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), scheduled for 20-22 September, presidential sources told PANA Sunday. Full text...

  • MDGs: Global leaders, NGOs, others meet in New York next week
    14 september 2010 16:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- World leaders, members of the civil society organizations, NGOs, foundations and the private sector will meet at the UN from 20 to 22 Sept e mber to spur collective action against extreme poverty, hunger and diseases. Full text...

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