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  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari leaves for India-Africa Summit Tuesday
    25 october 2015 11:05:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will leave the capital city of Abuja Tuesday for New Delhi to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum, established in 2008 as the official platform for the advancement of mutually-beneficial relations between India and African nations. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzanians vote for new President
    25 october 2015 10:19:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Some 23 million voters are heading to the polls Sunday as Tanzania holds what is considered to be the most keenly-contested general elections since its independence 54 years ago. Full text...

  • Tanzania: 'General election results to be known within four days'
    25 october 2015 10:17:41
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - As Tanzanians vote Sunday in the country's fifth general elections since the introduction of multi-partyism in 1995, National Electoral Commission (NEC) chair Damian Lubuva has said the outcome of the polls should be known within four days. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Court nullifies governorship election in Nigerian state, orders fresh polls
    24 october 2015 13:43:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A court sitting in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja on Saturday cancelled the results of April's governorship election in oil rich Rivers state and ordered the conduct of fresh election over widespread electoral malfeasance. Full text...

  • Mauritius: National Assembly debates to be broadcast ‘live’ in Mauritius
    24 october 2015 07:30:05
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Parliament adopted late Friday a motion introduced by Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth “for broadcasting live the assembly debates in order to bring Parliament nearer to the people and broaden our democratic space.” Full text...

  • UN: Ban tasks Ivorians on peaceful, transparent electoral process
    23 october 2015 21:28:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday tasked Ivorians to ensure a peaceful president election in the country on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ghana: Cracks in Ghana's main opposition party widens as chairman suspended
    23 october 2015 15:43:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The cracks in Ghana's main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) widened on Friday as the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) suspended the beleaguered national chairman, Paul Afoko, indefinitely. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari seeks increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria, Hungary
    23 october 2015 15:11:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is looking forward to an enhanced bilateral cooperation with Hungary, since both countries have a lot in common, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said here Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU roots for migration driven by choice, not circumstances
    23 october 2015 14:48:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The European Union (EU) is working with the African Union (AU) to ensure migrants from Africa moving to Europe are driven by their choice to live in Europe, not by the circumstances, which include lack of jobs and human rights. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Obasanjo leads 135 ECOWAS election observers to Cote d'Ivoire
    23 october 2015 10:19:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo is leading 135 ECOWAS election observers to Cote d'Ivoire for Sunday's presidential election in the West African nation, the ECOWAS Commission said Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says hardliners will not hijack Libyan political process
    22 october 2015 13:49:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The effort towards forming a unity government in Libya will continue, Full text...

  • Zambia: Civil society group refuses to make submission on Constitution amendment
    22 october 2015 12:31:39
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Civil Society Constitution Coalition (CSSC) has rejected an invitation to appear before the Parliamentary Legal Committee to make submissions on the Constitution Amendment Bill that was presented to Parliament by the Justice Minister last Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Political party demands introduction of Kreol language in Parliament
    22 october 2015 06:48:48
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian political party Lalit political on Thursday launched a poster campaign calling on the Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth to allow the introduction of the Mauritian Kreol language in the National Assembly. Full text...

  • Nigeria: New electoral chief appointed
    21 october 2015 14:40:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday appointed Mahmood Yakubu as the new Chair of the country's election umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), suceeding Prof. Attahiru Jega who was credited with organizing the successful 2015 general elections. Full text...

  • Somalia: National Consultative Forum agrees Somalia not ready for electoral process
    21 october 2015 09:40:36
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Participants of the first plenary session of Somalia's National Consultative Forum on the electoral process in 2016 have agreed that the current circumstances do not yet allow for one-person one-vote elections. Full text...

  • Senegal: AI calls for restraint in Congo as protesters clash with security forces
    21 october 2015 05:44:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) is calling on security forces in the Republic of Congo to refrain from using excessive force against citizens protesting against proposed changes in the constitution. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: EU foreign affairs chief voices concern over Presidential term limits
    20 october 2015 15:37:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - European Union (EU) foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, on a working visit to the African Union Commission Tuesday, urged African leaders to respect Presidential term limits and the constitution to stop civil strife. Full text...

  • South Africa: AU peacekeeping force trains on cross-border security threats
    20 october 2015 14:05:09
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The African Standby Force (ASF), a permanent peacekeeping force proposed by the African Union (AU), has embarked on its final training exercise in South Africa, aiming to perfect its readiness to combat cross-border security threats posed by militants, the AU said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council urges Libyan parties to endorse political agreement
    19 october 2015 13:40:34
    New York, US (PANA) - Recalling their statement last week which commended Libyan dialogue participants on finalizing a political agreement for the creation of a Government of National Accord, members of the UN Security Council have urged all Libyan parties to endorse and sign the accord. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan factions urged to accept peace deal 'immediately'
    19 october 2015 11:48:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Factions involved in the Libyan political dialogue have been urged to approve "immediately" the political deal presented by the Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Léon, to get Libya out of its long-running crises that have brought the North African country to its knees. Full text...

  • UN: Egypt, Senegal, Japan, Ukraine, Uruguay elected to serve on UN Security Council
    15 october 2015 18:51:00
    New York, US (PANA) - In one round of voting the UN General Assembly on Thursday elected Full text...

  • Tanzania: Kikwete urges Tanzanians to heed Nyerere's legacy
    14 october 2015 13:54:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has called on his compatriots to heed the legacy of the nation's founding father, Julius Nyerere, on good leadership that promotes human dignity, equality and national integrity. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Mkapa sues for reform of UN system governance
    13 october 2015 21:23:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - If the UN system is to deliver on several of its foundation objectives, many reforms will be necessary in its governance architecture, especially representation within the Security Council of the General Assembly and voting rights in the Bretton Woods Institutions - the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group - former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa said in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU urges Guinea Bissau leaders to work for stability
    13 october 2015 18:07:59
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has called on Guinea Bissau's political leaders and institutions “to assume their responsibilities” by leading the country to stability and by strengthening the rule of law. Full text...

  • Mali: President Keita due for state visit to France
    13 october 2015 17:45:19
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will from 20-24 October make a state visit to France during which he will co-chair with French President François Hollande the Summit on Cooperation and Economic Development Organization, the communication director at the Malian presidency, Racine Thiam, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senate screens ministerial nominees
    13 october 2015 14:33:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Senate Tuesday kickstarted the screening of the ministerial nominees who were appointed last month by President Muhammadu Buhari. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges all political leaders in Guniea to maintain peaceful atmosphere
    13 october 2015 12:49:58
    New York, US (PANA) - After weekend polls in Guinea, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday encouraged all political leaders and national stakeholders to maintain the peaceful Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS calls Guinea election 'calm, peaceful, orderly'
    13 october 2015 11:53:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The 11 Oct. 2015 presidential election in Guinea was 'calm, peaceful and orderly', the ECOWAS Election Observers said in their preliminary report on the polls. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC deploys election observer mission to Tanzania
    13 october 2015 10:50:55
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - A 55-member Elections Observer Mission of the East African Community (EAC) is due to arrive 18 October 2015 in Dar es Salaam ahead of the General Elections slated for 25 October 2015 in both Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar Isles, the EAC Secretariat said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Former Tanzanian president calls for a universal UN
    13 october 2015 09:31:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Main challenges confronting the world today require a holistic and unified global approach, which demands a UN that is truly universal in both its anatomy and conduct, according to former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU vows rapid military action after Boko Haram attacks in West Africa
    12 october 2015 18:27:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The African Union (AU) has vowed to speedily deploy a regional military force against Boko Haram after terror attacks in the villages of Baga Sola in western Chad and Kangaleri in northern Cameroon. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria 'strongly' condemns Boko Haram attacks in Chad, Cameroon
    12 october 2015 14:18:25
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Algeria has "strongly" condemned recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by the Nigerian group Boko Haram in Chad and Cameroon, the spokesperson for the Algerian Foreign Affairs ministry, Abdelaziz Cherif, said in a statement on Monday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria defends decision to endorse ICC boycott
    12 october 2015 14:10:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The fallout from Sunday’s decision by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to call for an African-wide walkout from the International Criminal Court (ICC) continues to be felt amid revelations that Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been cleared to return to South Africa in December. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan army commander visits Chad
    12 october 2015 10:40:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The commander of the Libyan army, General Khalifa Haftar, who arrived in the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, on Sunday at the head of a military delegation has held talks with the Chadian president Idriss Deby, and his main partners on bilateral relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan, Chad agree to protect borders with Libya
    10 october 2015 07:20:15
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan and Chad have agreed to protect their common borders with Libya and called on the latter to follow suit. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma acknowledges loss of support for ANC
    09 october 2015 16:13:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Friday acknowledged that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is shedding members ahead of the 2019 general elections. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges Libyan parties to endorse proposals on new unity government
    09 october 2015 16:08:35
    New York, US (PANA) - Following the proposal of candidates for the presidency Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy outlines proposal for Libya unity government
    09 october 2015 15:44:34
    New York, US (PANA) - A proposal for a unity government in Libya has been announced after nearly a year of negotiations, a UN statement said on Friday in New York. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief appoints Nigerien as new head of UN mission in DRC
    09 october 2015 12:51:19
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Maman Sidikou Full text...

  • Tanzania: Ex-Mozambican, Nigerian Presidents to observe Tanzanian general elections
    09 october 2015 09:47:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Two former African heads of state will head observer teams for the upcoming presidential, parliamentary and local authorities elections in Tanzania, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Over 90 parties to attend Sudanese national dialogue conference
    08 october 2015 17:39:25
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA ) - More than 92 political parties and organizations will take part in Sudan's national dialogue conference opening Saturday at Khartoum's Friendship Hall, dialogue Secretary-General Hashim Ali Salim told a press conference here on Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa ready for a female President - Women's League
    08 october 2015 17:07:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The influential African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) on Thursday served notice that it believes South Africa is ready to have a female candidate as the next president of the country. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Govt wins constitution amendment lawsuit
    08 october 2015 14:57:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Supreme Court of Rwanda on Thursday ruled in favor of the Rwandan Government in a lawsuit filed by the opposition Democratic Green Party that wants presidential term limit to remain. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS Observers gear up for Guinea polls
    08 october 2015 14:09:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - About 100 election observers, comprising 15 long term and 85 short term observers, from ECOWAS will observe the 11 Oct. 2015 elections in Guinea, according to the ECOWAS Commission on Thursday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda yet to comment on diplomat's expulsion from Burundi
    08 october 2015 11:02:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan authorities have yet to comment on this week's expulsion from Burundi of one of its diplomats, Desire Nyaruhirira, PANA reported from Kigali Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy warns on political tensions in DRC ahead of 2016 elections
    07 october 2015 20:44:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Martin Kobler, UN envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), on Wednesday in New York said that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far. Full text...

  • UN: Ban calls for urgent agreement on formation of Libya's Government of National Accord
    07 october 2015 16:15:15
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged participants in the Libyan Full text...

  • US: Congolese President's 3rd term scheming worries US
    07 october 2015 12:18:00
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has expressed concern at the plan by Congolese President Denis Sassou N'Guesso to amend his country's constitution to allow him to run for a third term. Full text...

  • UN: General Assembly to elect 5 new Security Council non-permanent members
    06 october 2015 16:29:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The 193-member states UN General Assembly will elect five Full text...

  • Egypt: Egyptian, Tunisian leaders explore ways of ending Libyan crisis
    06 october 2015 13:13:01
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The latest developments in Libya were the main issue for discussion when the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, and his Tunisian counterpart, Béji Caïd Essebsi, held a joint news conference at the Palace of the Republic in Cairo, according to Al-Sissi. Full text...

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