Politics - Diplomacy
  • Clinton lays out Obama Administration's strategy on sub-Saharan Africa
    02 august 2012 00:14:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has disclosed that the Obama Administration’s comprehensive strategy on sub-Saharan Africa is based on four pillars: promote opportunity and development; spur economic growth, trade, and investment; advance peace and security; and strengthen democratic institutions. Full text...

  • Libya invited to conference of 5+5 group in Malta
    01 august 2012 22:23:02
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Deputy Prime minister of Malta, Tonio Borj, on Wednesday reaffirmed the invitation sent to Libya by his country to attend the conference of the 5+5 group due to be held in Malta in October this year. Full text...

  • 'Moroccan diplomats exempt from visa to enter Libya'
    31 july 2012 20:43:44
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – Rabat and Tripoli have decided to cancel, from 1 August visas for Moroccan holders of diplomatic passports, services or special activities, the Moroccan ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said on Tuesday in a statement. Full text...

  • Ugandan President visits Angola
    31 july 2012 15:25:48
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, was due in Luanda Tuesday on an official visit to Angola, according to the official programme of the visit, quoted by the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Jonathan to visit Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica
    30 july 2012 18:57:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will depart Abuja, the Nigeria capital city, Tuesday for a five-day trip to Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. Full text...

  • Angolan FM visits Israel Tuesday
    30 july 2012 16:20:31
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Chicoti, will Tuesday begin a three-day visit to Israel, as part of efforts to reinforce bilateral cooperation between the two States. Full text...

  • European FMs worry over situation in Mali
    24 july 2012 19:59:47
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - European Foreign Affairs Ministers have expressed ''grave concerns'' over the worsening situation in Mali and its negative impact on peace in the Sahel region. Full text...

  • Nigeria disowns Ping
    20 july 2012 09:36:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has denied campaigning for former African Union (AU) Commission President Jean Ping in his re-election bid against eventual winner Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa. Full text...

  • Britain, Libya to continue investigations into 1984 murder of British policewoman
    16 july 2012 23:03:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Britain and Libya are continuing with joint investigations into the murder in London in 1984 of a British policewoman during a demonstration outside the Libyan embassy, the British secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr William Hague, said on Monday. Full text...

  • Morocco expels Syrian ambassador
    16 july 2012 19:14:28
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The Syrian Ambassador to Morocco, Nabih Ismaïl, was declared persona non grata and asked to leave the north African country, the Moroccan ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Libyan Foreign minister leads delegation to 19th AU summit
    11 july 2012 21:21:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, Ashour Ben Khiyal, will lead his country's delegation to the 19th African Union summit scheduled for Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • US greets Burundi, Rwanda, Congo DR on National Days
    01 july 2012 14:43:55
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has congratulated Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on their National Days being marked this weekend. Full text...

  • US assures Somalia of support beyond end of transition
    30 june 2012 20:45:06
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has assured Somalia that it would continue to support the Horn of African nation after the current transition period. Full text...

  • France set to revive relations with Algeria
    27 june 2012 16:48:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - France has said that now is the time for a new impetus in the bilateral relations with Algeria, given the historical links between both countries, the spokesperson for the French foreign ministry, Bernard Valero, indicated Wednesday in Paris, the French capital. Full text...

  • US hails Djibouti on National Day
    27 june 2012 12:31:35
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has hailed Djibouti's role in efforts to ensure peace in the Horn of Africa, while expressing the hope that both nations can strengthen their partnership in the days ahead. Full text...

  • President Jonathan visits Brussels Wednesday
    26 june 2012 19:55:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria will leave Abuja for Brussels on Wednesday on a one-day official visit to Belgium, according to a press statement issued here Tuesday by his special adviser on media and publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati. Full text...

  • France to adopt action plan for terrorism-prone Sahel
    26 june 2012 12:31:19
    Paris, France (PANA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has asked Jean Felix-Paganon, his Special Representative for the Sahel, to submit an action plan for the Sahel region, which is faced with terrorist threat, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Bernard Valero said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Britain's new envoy to Malawi named
    22 june 2012 09:37:47
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Michael Nevin, who worked as the British High Commission Second Press and Political Secretary and Public Affairs Officer in Malawi between 2000 and 2003, has been named the new British High Commissioner to the African nation. Full text...

  • Libya 'willing' to resolve disagreement over detained ICC team
    18 june 2012 21:06:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The deputy secretary of the Libyan ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Abdelazi, says Libya is will cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to resolve the disagreement between them on the detention of an ICC team in the North African country. Full text...

  • Malawi's Banda says no regrets over AU's decision to move summit over Al-Bashir
    14 june 2012 18:56:55
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda said Thursday although she respected the African Union's decision to move next month's summit from Lilongwe, Malawi, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, following disagreements over the attendance of embattled Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir, she had no regrets for her stand on the issue. Full text...

  • 93 Nigerian ambassadors get letters of credence, deployment
    12 june 2012 16:32:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Ninety-three Nigerian ambassadors, deployed to foreign countries and in-situ, were Tuesday presented their letters of credence by President Goodluck Jonathan, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Togo extradites former Ivorian defence minister Kouassi Lida
    07 june 2012 21:57:03
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togo has extradited Kouassi Moise Lida, former Ivorian defence minister under ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, for engagement in several subversive activities against his country. Full text...

  • Nigeria to establish embassies in all African countries - says President Jonathan
    07 june 2012 15:13:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan announced here Thursday that Nigeria was working towards establishing embassies or representational offices in all African countries, saying that the move was in furtherance of the nation's commitment to work with other African countries to promote democracy, good governance and progress on the continent. Full text...

  • SADC reiterates support for Nkozasana Zuma as AU Commission chair
    02 june 2012 10:59:59
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) on Friday in Luanda reiterated its support for the candidacy of Nkosasana Zuma for the chair of the African Union (AU) Commission. Full text...

  • Gabonese president calls for return of Morocco into AU
    01 june 2012 21:45:51
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba says several African countries, including Gabon, have expressed the wish for Morocco to return to the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Senegalese envoy ends tour of duty in The Gambia
    31 may 2012 15:26:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Professor Jammeh Singhateh, the outgoing Senegalese Ambassador to the Gambia, was at the Gambian presidency in Banjul on Wednesday to bid farewell to President Yahya Jammeh, PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • Libya, US discuss bilateral ties
    30 may 2012 18:46:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan and US officials Wednesday discussed a wide range of issues bordering on bilateral relations between the two countries and the pending elections in the north African nation, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • African diplomats push for Morocco's return to the AU
    30 may 2012 14:11:01
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Ambassadors of some African countries accredited to Morocco, on Wednesday made a case for Morocco's return to the African Union (AU) fold from which it pulled out in 1984, the Moroccan press agency (MAP) reported. Full text...

  • Moroccan King meets with new French president Thursday
    24 may 2012 12:16:00
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Moroccan King Muhamed VI, on a private visit to France since last Friday, is scheduled to meet with newly-elected French president, François Hollande, at the Elysée palace on Thursday, according to official sources here. Full text...

  • US envoy ends tour of duty in Gambia
    23 may 2012 12:57:01
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - US Ambassador to the Gambia Pamela Ann White has ended her tour of diplomatic duty in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Nigeria-South Africa bi-national commission meets in Cape Town
    21 may 2012 11:51:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Africa’s two most powerful countries, Nigeria and South Africa, are meeting in Cape Town under their Bi-National Commission (BNC) with immigration, trade, health and aviation matters top on the agenda. Full text...

  • Burundi, Somalia to strengthen diplomatic ties
    20 may 2012 15:36:25
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi and Somalia are to strengthen their diplomatic relations by opening embassies in Mogadishu and Bujumbura respectively. Full text...

  • Gambian President, US Ambassador discuss G/Bissau, Mali crises
    11 may 2012 13:15:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has met with US Ambassador in Banjul Pamela Ann White, with the crises in Guinea Bissau and Mali topping their discussions. Full text...

  • Gambian president removes interior minister
    08 may 2012 15:19:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has removed his Interior Minister, Lamin Kaba Bajo, PANA confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President Abdel Aziz congratulates French president-elect
    07 may 2012 20:32:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Monday sent a message of congratulations to French president-elect, Mr François Hollande, the Mauritania news agency reported. Full text...

  • Indian President to grow ties with SA
    03 may 2012 11:48:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Indian President Pratibha Patil has said he plans to use his three-day trip to South Africa to promote the development of ties and economic growth between the two countries. Full text...

  • Senegalese FM delivers special message from Macky Sall to Aziz
    23 april 2012 18:41:43
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Senegalese Foreign Minister, Mr. Alioune Badara Cissé, on Monday delivered a message here from his president, Macky Sall, to the Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • ICRC visits detained political leaders in Guinea Bissau
    21 april 2012 12:48:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has visited Guinea Bissau's interim President, Raimundo Pereira, and Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Júnior, who have been in detention since the military coup there on 12 April, PANA reports Saturday. Full text...

  • Gambia calls for release of detained Guinea Bissau PM
    16 april 2012 19:33:04
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian government has condemned “the brutal and forceful seizure of power” by Guinea Bissau’s military and called for “immediate and unconditional” release of the country’s detained Prime Minister along with his government officials. Full text...

  • Gambia, Senegal pledge cooperation
    16 april 2012 15:37:50
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Yahya Jammeh of Gambia have pledged to work together to ensure peace and development in their countries and the West African sub-region, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • EU hails return to constitutional rule in Mali
    11 april 2012 19:18:13
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has hailed the planned return to constitutional rule in Mali, following an agreement reached between the coupists who seized power in the country 22 March and the regional bloc ECOWAS. Full text...

  • Taiwanese President visits Gambia
    11 april 2012 18:00:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou, accompanied by a powerful delegation, was expected to arrive in Banjul Wednesday at the start of four-day working visit to The Gambia, PANA reported. Full text...

  • President Jammeh preaches "Senegambia" relations
    03 april 2012 16:30:50
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh is preaching the need for a peaceful co-existence between his country and neighbouring Senegal, saying the two West African states are “condemned by destiny to live together”, PANA reports Tuesday. Full text...

  • Angola assumes chair of AU Peace, Security Council
    03 april 2012 12:28:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Angola has assumed the rotating presidency of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) for the month of April. Full text...

  • '457 Nigerians languish in Brazil's prisons'
    28 march 2012 13:52:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 457 Nigerians are currently in different jails in Brazil for various offences, according to the chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Ms. Abike Dabiri-Erewa. Full text...

  • Nigeria warns against indecent treatment of its citizens
    21 march 2012 09:18:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Buoyed by its recent 'victory' over South Africa in a diplomatic row triggered by the deportation of Nigerians for allegedly carrying fake Yellow Fever vaccination documentation, Nigeria has warned against the deportation of its citizens without following the appropriate institutional and legal framework. Full text...

  • 'Nigeria, South Africa diplomatic spat should not have happened'
    11 march 2012 16:50:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The diplomatic spat between Nigeria and South Africa, over the deportation of 125 Nigerians for allegedly presenting fake Yellow Fever vaccination documentation at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, has elicited a "great concern" among the Association of Retired Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARAN). Full text...

  • Gambian leader returns from Qatar trip
    09 march 2012 18:39:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, returned Thursday from Qatar at the end of a three-day working visit during which he signed a number of agreements between the two countries, PANA confirmed from here Friday. Full text...

  • SA expresses ''shock and regret'' at deportation of Nigerians
    08 march 2012 12:35:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government on Thursday expressed its dismay at the treatment allegedly meted out to a group of Nigerians who were last week detained and deported on arrival at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Diplomatic row: Nigeria deports 3rd batch of South Africans
    08 march 2012 07:50:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The third batch of 32 South Africans were deported by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) on Wednesday, as the diplomatic row between both countries escalates. Full text...

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