Politics - Summit
  • ECOWAS Summit ends with key decisions on security, regional integration
    17 february 2012 18:01:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The two-day 40th Ordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) rounded off Friday in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, with key decisions taken on the issues of peace and security, regional integration and institutional matters. Full text...

  • ECOWAS/AU send Obasanjo to Senegal
    17 february 2012 16:32:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday endorsed the dispatch of a Joint African Union/ECOWAS High-Level Mission, led by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, to Senegal, as part of efforts to ensure that its forthcoming presidential election is conducted in a peaceful atmosphere. Full text...

  • My tenure as ECOWAS Chair a success - Nigeria's President
    16 february 2012 18:20:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Outgoing ECOWAS Chairman, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, Thursday took stock of his tenure and declared it a success, despite the numerous challenges faced by the 15-member regional bloc. Full text...

  • 'Significant' ECOWAS summit opens in Abuja
    16 february 2012 17:51:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The 40th Ordinary Summit of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS opened in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja Thursday with a full agenda that includes the renewal of the mandate of the ECOWAS Commission, about five years after it emerged from the old ECOWAS Secretariat. Full text...

  • West African leaders remember late Guinea Bissau leader, Bacai Sanha
    16 february 2012 17:16:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - West African leaders who gathered here on Thursday for their 40th ordinary summit, under the aegis of the sub-regional bloc ECOWAS, paid tribute to one of their own, President Bacai Sanha of Guinea Bissau, who died early January at the age of 64. Full text...

  • NEWS FLASH: ECOWAS leaders meet in Abuja
    16 february 2012 14:25:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The 40th ordinary summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened Thursday in Nigeria's capital city, Abuja, with the presidents of eight of the 15-member States in attendance. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host extraordinary AU summit on 18 February
    14 february 2012 20:46:41
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – African leaders will hold an an extraordinary summit in the Benin capital, Cotonou, on 18 February to discuss peace, security, governance and democracy issues in Africa. Full text...

  • Obiang Nguema urges consensus in appointment of AU Commission chair
    29 january 2012 16:29:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The president of Equatorial Guinea and the immediate past chairman of the African Union (AU), Teodoro Obiang Nguema, on Sunday called on fellow African leaders, meeting in the Ethiopian capital for their 18th Summit, to appoint by consensus the future President of the Commission of the Pan-African organization. Full text...

  • UN Chief tries to mend ties with Africa after Ivorian, Libyan crises
    29 january 2012 15:26:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, made a formal plea to African leaders gathered here Sunday for a Summit, to excuse the differences in approach to the crises in Libya and Cote d’Ivoire and mend fences for the sake of future relations. Full text...

  • 'Forty African leaders are attending 18th AU summit'
    29 january 2012 12:50:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Some 40 Heads of State and Government are participating in the 18th African Union (AU) summit which opened Sunday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, with the President of the National Conference of the Chinese People's Consultative Political Conference (CPPCC), Jia Qinglin, attending as special guest. Full text...

  • AU Peace, Security Council gets new members
    29 january 2012 08:18:42
    Addis Ababa , Ethiopia (PANA) - At an election conducted during the ministerial level of the African Union Summit here, Angola, Egypt, Guinea, Cameroon, Cote d’ Ivoire and Congo Republic were Saturday elected to the executive body tasked with spearheading peace and security matters in Africa. Full text...

  • 18th AU Summit opens in Addis Ababa
    29 january 2012 08:05:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders kicked off a two-day Summit here Sunday, to discuss pressing continental matters and seek new ways to boost regional trade, credited with current economic growth in most countries. Full text...

  • New Libya govt. attends AU Summit; pledges to maintain African ties
    28 january 2012 09:25:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The presence of an official delegation from the new Libya will not go unnoticed in Addis Ababa, where the 20th ordinary session of the Executive Council Thursday opens, ahead of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • AU Commission Chairperson defends record
    26 january 2012 21:46:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Jean Ping, Thursday defended his record, saying his first four-year term contributed to the repositioning of Africa on the global scene. Full text...

  • North Africa dominates African ministerial meeting ahead of AU Summit
    26 january 2012 11:03:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African ministers kicked off the high-level segment of the African Union Summit on Thursday, urging the continent to move rapidly to end a looming economic crisis and address youth unemployment, to avoid a continuation of the Arab revolts across the continent. Full text...

  • Developing story: Meeting of African Ministers opens ahead of AU Summit
    26 january 2012 10:42:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African ministers kicked off the high-level segment of the African Union Summit on Thursday, urging the continent to move rapidly to end a looming economic crisis and address youth unemployment, to avoid a continuation of the Arab revolts across the continent. Full text...

  • 18th AU summit to hold in new headquarters built by China
    25 january 2012 17:24:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The 18th ordinary summit of the African Union (AU) will hold from 28 to 30 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the new headquarters of the Panafrican organization, built by China Full text...

  • Angolan vice president leaves N’djamena after ECCAS Summit
    16 january 2012 23:36:07
    Ndjamena, Chad (PANA) - Angolan vice president, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, left the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, for home on Monday after attending the 15th Full text...

  • Central African states end summit
    16 january 2012 20:40:05
    Ndjamena, Chad (PANA) – The 15th Summit of heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of the Central Africa States (CEEAC) ended on Monday in the Chadian capital, Ndjamena. Full text...

  • Great Lakes Region Heads of State Summit scheduled for Kampala
    13 december 2011 12:18:35
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola is attending the preparatory meeting of the International Regional Committee on the Great Lakes (IRCGL), taking place 13-14 December in Kampala, Uganda. Full text...

  • Turkey to increase diplomatic envoys in Africa, says PM
    23 november 2011 15:13:48
    Ankara, Turkey (PANA) - Turkey will increase the number of its diplomatic representations in Africa, Prime Minister Recep Tayyeb Erdogan said at the opening of the summit of African and Turkish Muslim leaders in Istanbul, sources told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Commonwealth summit ends in Perth, endorses reform proposals
    30 october 2011 10:19:54
    Perth, Australia (PANA) - Commonwealth leaders Sunday ended their summit in Perth, Australia, agreeing to a new set of reforms and new commitments on food security, child vaccinations and climate change. Full text...

  • Jonathan tasks Commonwealth leaders on economic, social progress
    28 october 2011 15:44:57
    Abuja, Lagos (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday in Perth, Western Australia, urged Commonwealth leaders to build on the organisation’s established values and principles to achieve economic and social progress for their citizens. Full text...

  • Queen Elizabeth opens 21st Commonwealth summit
    28 october 2011 06:44:02
    Perth, Australia (PANA) - Queen Elizabeth II Friday morning officially opened the 21st meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM 2011) in Perth, Australia, charging the leaders to help bring “new vibrancy to the Commonwealth” through the pursuit of reforms Full text...

  • Commonwealth leaders' summit begins Friday in Australia
    27 october 2011 12:11:10
    Perth, Australia (PANA) - The three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) kicks off on Friday in Perth, Australia, with the issues of food security, climate change, establishment of an independent Commission to monitor human rights and reforms taking the front burner. Full text...

  • Jonathan arrives Perth for CHOGM
    24 october 2011 17:06:18
    Perth, Australia (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, arrived Perth, Australia, Monday to participate in the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which this year has as its theme: "Building National Resilience, Building Global Resilience". Full text...

  • Sudan calls for postponement of IGAD summit
    21 october 2011 14:20:24
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has officially informed the Secretariat of the Inter- Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) that the summit of the group, scheduled to be held in Khartoum in November, would be postponed to give time for further consultations. Full text...

  • Jonathan leaves Sunday for 2011 CHOGM summit in Australia
    21 october 2011 14:04:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, will leave Abuja Sunday for Perth, Australia, to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2011. Full text...

  • ECOWAS extra-ordinary meeting ends in Abuja, fails to select new President
    18 october 2011 19:38:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) extra-ordinary meeting of Heads of State, held Tuesday at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, ended without agreeing on which country -- Benin or Burkina Faso -- would produce the next President of the ECOWAS Commission. Full text...

  • ECOWAS holds extra-ordinary summit on position-sharing Tuesday
    17 october 2011 14:49:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - West African leaders are due to converge on Nigeria's capital city of Abuja on Tuesday for a one-day extra-ordinary summit on the allocation of statutory positions within the regional organization and Community Institutions. Full text...

  • Leaders of South Sudan, Sudan in maiden Summit
    08 october 2011 12:10:18
    Khartoum , Sudan (PANA) - President Omar El-Bashir of Sudan on Saturday hosted his South Sudanese counterpart, President Salva Kiir, their first such meeting since the two men ratified the outcome of a referendum that divided the Sudan into two separate states in July this year. Full text...

  • UN summit pledges support for Libyan transition
    21 september 2011 17:00:35
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN summit in support of Libya on Wednesday backed the Full text...

  • ECOWAS to work with UN to enhance security along Cote d'Ivoire/Liberia border
    10 september 2011 18:50:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A one-day ECOWAS mini-summit in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, agreed Saturday to send a delegation to the UN headquarters in New York on the need for the two to collaborate in enhancing security along the border between Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia. Full text...

  • Rwanda PM to attend AU summit in Addis Ababa
    24 august 2011 18:45:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Prime Minister of Rwanda, Bernard Makuza, is to represent his country at the summit of heads of state and government of the African Union (AU) member countries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to a communiqué issued Wednesday in Kigali, the capital. Full text...

  • SADC Summit: Leaders sign cooperation agreements
    18 august 2011 17:17:50
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Leaders of member States of the Southern African Development Full text...

  • SADC commemorative stamp released in Luanda
    18 august 2011 15:24:50
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – A stamp to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) was launched Thursday in Luanda by the Angolan post office at a ceremony attended by the ministers of the 15 delegations at the Summit of Heads of State and Government in Luanda, the Angolan capital. Full text...

  • Angolan President assumes SADC's chair, welcomes counterparts to summit
    17 august 2011 16:10:26
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos has expressed satisfaction at the large turn-out of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to the 31st summit of the organisation which kicked off here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Angola assumes chair of SADC ministers' council as more leaders arrive for summit
    16 august 2011 15:25:15
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola on Monday assumed the chairmanship of the Council of ministers of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), a position previously held by Namibia. Full text...

  • Mugabe under spotlight at SADC summit
    16 august 2011 07:55:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The political impasse in Zimbabwe will come under the spotlight at the 31st Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Luanda, Angola on Wednesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to hold mini-summit on Cote d'Ivoire 19 Aug
    07 august 2011 15:25:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold a mini-summit at its headquarters in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja 19 August to discuss the security challenges facing Cote d'Ivoire, which is recovering from a serious political crisis triggered by November's election. Full text...

  • Angolan hotels fully booked over SADC summit
    07 august 2011 12:03:35
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Major Angolan hotels have been fully booked as the southern African nation prepare to host a summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) on 17 August. Full text...

  • East African nations want more sanctions on Eritrea
    04 july 2011 17:29:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a grouping of seven East African countries, Monday asked the African Union (AU) and the UN to impose more sanctions on Eritrea. Full text...

  • IGAD holds summit ahead of South Sudan’s independence
    04 july 2011 08:11:01
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - East African leaders have arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, for Monday's crucial Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), called to discuss outstanding political issues ahead of South Sudan’s independence this week. Full text...

  • AU creates 'Jacques Diouf Prize' for food security
    03 july 2011 15:00:13
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African leaders who met here 30 June-1 July have approved the creation of the 'Jacques Diouf Prize' for food security on the continent. Full text...

  • AU member states tasked on advancing youth agenda
    03 july 2011 12:35:29
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African Union (AU) member countries have been urged to Full text...

  • Forex squeeze forces Malawi's Mutharika to skip AU Summit
    01 july 2011 17:41:35
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi 's acute depletion of foreign exchange (forex) reserves has forced the immediate-past chairman of the African Union (AU), President Bingu wa Mutharika, to skip the on-going AU summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinean. Full text...

  • Egypt to strengthen Afro-Arab ties
    01 july 2011 14:48:56
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egyptian Prime Minsiter Essam Sharaf said Thursday that his country was keen on playing a pivotal role in strengthening African-Arab ties. Full text...

  • Jean Ping puts revolts in Arab world down to youth economic problems
    30 june 2011 20:56:22
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) – The chairman of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, has on Thursday tackled the causes of the ongoing revolts in the Arab world, saying they are being caused by young peoples' aspirations for better economic and social conditions. Full text...

  • Pan African University in focus, as AU Summit opens
    30 june 2011 07:55:38
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African Union's plan to establish the Pan African University (PAU), to meet the developmental needs of the continent and inject highly skilled manpower into the economic, political and socio-cultural sectors, will be in focus as African leaders begin their 17th Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Thursday, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • IGAD ministers upbeat over Somali military progress
    30 june 2011 07:40:34
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - East African foreign ministers are upbeat about the progress made by Somali government troops in taking territorial control over various parts of Mogadishu. Full text...

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