Politics - Summit
  • 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...

  • IGAD ministers recommend more targeted sanctions against Eritrea
    30 june 2011 07:30:04
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - East African foreign ministers have called for more targeted sanctions against Eritrea for supporting extremists to destabilize the region, according to a communiqué issued here. Full text...

  • Gambian President leaves for AU Summit
    29 june 2011 14:03:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, is due in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday to attend 17th African Union (AU) Heads of State Summit, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President arrives Malabo for AU summit
    29 june 2011 12:09:28
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan arrived Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday for the 17th African Union (AU) Summit. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President leaves for AU summit
    29 june 2011 10:55:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan was due to leave Abuja Wednesday for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the 30 June-1 July 17th AU summit, the presidency announced in a statement here. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President in Malabo for AU Summit
    29 june 2011 10:04:23
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz left here Wednesday morning for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the 17th African Union (AU) summit, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Ghana’s President Mills leaves for AU Summit
    28 june 2011 19:47:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday left Accra for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the 17th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Civil society groups urge AU member states to address youth issues
    28 june 2011 18:14:53
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The 18th pre-summit of civil society organizations, held on 27-28 June on the sidelines of the 17th summit of the African Union (AU), has urged AU member states to consider the contribution of youth to sustainable development, peace and security in Africa. Full text...

  • AU's plan to hold Global African Diaspora Summit on course
    28 june 2011 10:56:57
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The Technical Committee on the holding of the Global African Diaspora Summit, scheduled for South Africa in the second half of 2012, has reported progress in the planning of the summit. Full text...

  • AU ponders creation of agency for infrastructural development
    27 june 2011 15:04:02
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - African leaders meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, later this week will consider a study on the establishment of the Institutional Architecture for Infrastructure Development in Africa (IAIDA), to provide an essential tool in building an integrated continent through its infrastructure, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • AU Commission chair hails revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt
    27 june 2011 12:51:59
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt this year reflect the need to consolidate democracy in Africa, African Union Commission President Jean Ping said in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • AUC faces financial constraint due to low contributions from member states
    27 june 2011 09:22:30
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) faces a serious financial constraint as only nine out of the 53 AU member states have fully paid their assessed contribution for the year 2011, PANA has learnt from AU sources, ahead of this week's summit of the continental body. Full text...

  • Africa moves to ban female genital mutilation
    26 june 2011 13:56:47
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is part of the agenda of the 19th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council which opened here Sunday. Full text...

  • African ambassadors meet in Malabo ahead of AU summit
    23 june 2011 12:08:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) composed of ambassadors to the African Union (AU) opens its regular session on Thursday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, ahead of the Foreign Ministers’ meeting scheduled for 26-28 June. Full text...

  • SADC leaders increase pressure on Mugabe
    13 june 2011 08:40:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has urged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to make democratic reforms ahead of scheduled elections. Full text...

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