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  • Libya: Libyan capital gets new mayor
    06 august 2014 19:33:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Municipal Council of Tripoli on Wednesday elected Mehdi al-Harati, Mayor of the Libyan capital, currently in the grip of security chaos caused by armed clashes between rival militias fighting for control of the airport. Full text...

  • Libya: Prime Minister explores possibility of Libya, AFRICOM partnership
    06 august 2014 18:03:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni has held talks in Washington with General David Rodriguez, senior commander of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on the possibility of establishing partnership between his country's security organs and AFRICOM. Full text...

  • US: Obama says US-Africa partnership vital for Africans
    06 august 2014 17:31:41
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that partnership Full text...

  • Sudan: Electoral commission announces Sudan's next poll timetable
    06 august 2014 17:01:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's National Elections Commission (NEC) has formally announced a timetable for next April’s general elections despite opposition by major opposition political parties. Full text...

  • Burundi: UN Security Council reviews situation in Burundi
    06 august 2014 16:41:12
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The UN Security Council is due to hold Wednesday a session on the sociopolitical situation in Burundi in accordance with its Resolution 2137 (2014), which requires the UN Secretary-General to keep the Council informed every 90 days about the progress made with regard to the mandate of the UN Office in Burundi (UNOB), PANA learned from diplomatic sources in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU launches new programme to support Africa’s continental integration
    06 august 2014 15:20:56
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) on Wednesday launched the first phase of a programme for Africa’s integration, with an initial budget of 415 million Euros for the period 2014 to 2017, official sources said in Brussels. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Cape Verde for 10th Pan-African Parliament anniversary celebrations
    06 august 2014 15:10:08
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Speaker of the Cape Verdian Parliament, Basilio Mosso Ramos, will represent his country at ceremonies commemorating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Pan-African Parliament (10-17 August) in South Africa, parliamentary sources told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Washington must stop encouraging abuses by Zambia’s ruling party, says CDDR
    06 august 2014 14:52:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR) in Zambia has called on the US administration to curb what it describes as blind support for the Patriotic Front (PF) government, charging that the government is responsible for growing political violence, repression and failure of governance "threatening the nation’s stability". Full text...

  • Botswana: Khama dissolves parliament, fixes 2014 election date
    06 august 2014 13:25:47
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama has said the country's 10th parliament will be dissolved shortly while fixing elections for October, this year. Full text...

  • Sudan: Machar's visit to Khartoum postponed
    06 august 2014 11:39:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it had received notification from the Inter-Governmental Authority of Development (IGAD) on the postponement of a scheduled visit by former South Sudanese Vice President-turned rebel leader Riek Machar to Khartoum for logistical reasons. Full text...

  • US: Biden hold talks with leaders of Nigeria, Tunisia, South Africa
    06 august 2014 08:58:36
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday in Washington, DC, met with Presidents Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia and Jacob Zuma of South Africa to discuss bilateral relations. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA institute holds seminar on Boko Haram
    06 august 2014 08:53:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Institute of International Affairs and the Afro-Middle East Centre (SAIIA) will hold a one-day seminar on Nigeria's insurgent group Boko Haram in Johannesburg Thursday, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 1 civilian killed, 2 injured by 'friendly fire'
    05 august 2014 21:11:59
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – One young Tunisian was killed while two others were injured on Tuesday by artillery fire by the Tunisian army in a dangerous mountainous area near the town of Fernana in the north-west of the country, the ministry of Defence has announced. Full text...

  • Sudan: Opposition parties demand transitional government
    05 august 2014 20:46:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese opposition parties participating in a government-sponsored national dialogue process have demanded creation of an ad hoc government to last for two years to implement the outcome of the national dialogue. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia welcomes US support in fighting terrorism
    05 august 2014 19:56:35
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Defence minister Ghazi Jeribi has hailed the US government support to fight terrorism in Tunisia and its resolve to help transcend the ongoing political transition period in the North Africa country. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: South Sudan talks on brink of collapse after rebel boycott
    05 august 2014 19:09:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese rebels boycotted talks to end the crisis in their country for a whole day Tuesday, forcing international diplomats to hold crisis talks focusing on how to save the fragile process, sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan parliament elects its first vice president
    05 august 2014 16:33:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya's new Parliament on Tuesday elected Mhamed Ali Choueib as its first vice president, a day after its inauguration in Tobruk when the legislators voted for Aguila Gueider as president of the House. Full text...

  • US: Rice meets Libya, Mauritius PMs
    05 august 2014 15:15:00
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US National Security Adviser, Ms. Susan Rice, on Tuesday in Washington DC, met with Libya's Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, and Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Libya: PM wants US to back Libyans
    05 august 2014 13:50:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime minister, Abdallah al-Theni, has called on the US to support Libya, its legitimate Parliament and the government in the difficult conditions the country is going through, putting pressure on the warring factions in the north African country to stop the war. Full text...

  • Libya: Aguila Gueider elected president of the new Libyan parliament
    05 august 2014 13:17:58
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - The new Libyan parliament on Monday elected Aguila Salah Issa Gueider as its president, with 77 votes of the 158 parliamentarians present in two rounds of voting. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius, US hold talks on Chagos Archipelago
    05 august 2014 12:02:23
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, who is currently attending the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC, and US National Security Adviser Susan Rice Monday discussed the issue of the Chagos Archipelago as well as Mauritius-US economic relations. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma pushes for extension of lucrative trade agreement
    05 august 2014 11:38:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is leading a campaign to win the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which allows almost 95 percent of South African exports into the US market at zero or significantly reduced tariff rates. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Opposition parties boycott resumed session of Constituent Assembly
    05 august 2014 11:23:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania’s Constituent Assembly resumed business Tuesday with a quarter of its members sticking to their decision not to return to the House from which they walked out in April this year. Full text...

  • Libya: UN welcomes start of new Parliament's proceedings
    05 august 2014 09:13:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed the beginning of consultations by the new elected Parliament, at a time the country is going through challenges which demand determination to continue the political process despite. Full text...

  • US: France, Italy, Germany, UK, US welcome Libyan Council
    05 august 2014 08:38:07
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The governments of four European nations - France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom - and the US have commended the members of the Libyan Council of Representatives for beginning their work, a joint statement by the countries said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: Kerry hold talks with leaders of 5 African nations
    05 august 2014 07:54:53
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday in Washington, DC, met with Presidents Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania and Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni. Full text...

  • US: Civil Society Forum urges transparency, accountability in governance
    04 august 2014 17:47:52
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - More than 600 participants, comprising US and African government officials, members of the civil society groups, the diaspora, and private sector leaders on Monday in Washington DC, participated in a Civil Society Forum, as part of the US-Africa Leaders Summit. Full text...

  • Politics: New Libyan parliament holds inaugural session
    04 august 2014 16:26:00
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - Libya's new Parliament was inaugurated Monday in the eastern city of Tobruk with the formal oath taking ceremony for 171 out of 188 members of the legislature who were elected 25 June 2014. Full text...

  • Libya: New Libyan parliament holds inaugural session
    04 august 2014 15:17:34
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - The new Libyan Parliament on Monday began its inaugural session in the city of Tobruk (eastern Libya), with 171 of the 188 MPs, elected on 25 June participating, amid security chaos prevailing in the country, including violent clashes between rival militias. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Tense South Sudanese talks resume amid fierce fighting 
    04 august 2014 15:06:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese peace talks resumed Monday at a new venue, with rebels and government officials in a heated exchange over the latest fighting amid warnings of further sanctions in the coming weeks. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian, Congolese leaders hold talks in the US
    04 august 2014 13:22:44
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam and Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso met Sunday in the US, where they are attending the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, to discuss economic cooperation between their two countries, PANA learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan PM to attend US-African Leaders' summit in Washington
    04 august 2014 12:59:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, leading a high-level delegation, is to attend the US-African Leaders' summit, due to hold 4-6 August in Washington and which will be devoted to the strengthening of cooperation ties between the two parties, according to official sources on Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Abdel Aziz leaves for US-African Leaders' Summit
    04 august 2014 12:04:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is also the Chairman of the African Union, was due to leave Nouakchott Monday for Washington, DC, to attend the US-African Leaders' Summit in the US capital. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma leads SA delegation to US-African Leaders' Summit
    04 august 2014 11:31:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Jacob Zuma is leading the South African delegation to this week’s US-African Leaders' Summit in Washington, DC, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Congo: Opposition asks Obama to admonish African leaders against clinging to power
    04 august 2014 09:16:23
    Dolisie, Congo (PANA) - Congo's main opposition Pan African Union for Social Democracy (PUSD) has called on US President Barack Obama to admonish African leaders now in Washington for the US-African Leaders' Summit against changing their countries' Constitution to cling to power. Full text...

  • Senegal: Ambassador to Portugal resigns over scandal allegation
    03 august 2014 16:46:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's Ambassador to Portugal Abdoulaye Fall has resigned, following a scandal in which he was named, in his previous post as the Senegalese gendarmerie chief. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 6,000 Egyptian nationals to be evacuated from Libya
    03 august 2014 11:07:04
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A tripartite agreement has been reached to facilitate the evacuation from Libya of 6,000 Egyptian nationals who are stranded at the Tunisia-Libyan border, the Tunisia Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Parliament holds consultative meeting
    02 august 2014 17:33:05
    Tobrouk, Libya (PANA) – The new Libyan Parliament on Saturday held a consultative meeting in the eastern city of Tobrouk that brought together 160 out of the 188 members. Full text...

  • Sudan: 'Ruling party rejects transitional government'
    02 august 2014 15:25:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has rejected the creation of a transitional government to end its 25-year rule but says it will not object to formation of a broad-based government under its leadership. Full text...

  • Sudan: Opposition leader Mahdi warns against regrouping of Brotherhood Islamists
    02 august 2014 15:01:38
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A Sudanese opposition leader has warned that the regrouping of a coalition of Islamists with Muslims Brotherhood background would plunge the country into a state of chaos as is happening in neighbouring Libya and other Arab Spring countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan leaves for Washington Sunday
    02 august 2014 14:50:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is due to leave the capital city of Abuja for Washington, DC, on Sunday to attend the three-day US-African Leaders Summit in the US capital. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan prepared for Israeli threats - FM
    02 august 2014 14:43:53
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Saturday called on its people to be vigilant and cautious against a possible Israeli aggression following developments in Gaza after repeated Israel allegations that Khartoum stands behind the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Kikwete arrives in Washington for US-Africa Summit
    02 august 2014 09:55:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has arrived in Washington DC to attend the US-African Leaders Summit which is expected to bring together more than 40 heads of state and government from across the continent, it was officially announced in Dar es Salaam on Saturday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Authorities ask Tunisian citizens to leave Libya
    02 august 2014 08:26:04
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday asked all its citizens in Libya to leave as fast as possible, following the deterioration of security in several Libyan towns. Full text...

  • US: "We want elevate our engagement with Africa'
    02 august 2014 07:57:23
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Deputy National Security Adviser in-charge of Strategic Communications, Mr. Ben Rhodes, says American government chose to hold the US-Africa Leaders Summit, to send a very clear signal that, "we are elevating our engagement with Africa". Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama to attend US-Africa leaders summit
    02 august 2014 00:02:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama will attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC, during which he will sign a new Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation for funds worth more than US$500 million to be devoted to solving the challenges facing Ghana’s Power/Energy Sector. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS accredits three new ambassadors
    01 august 2014 22:38:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Three new ambassadors from India, China and Algeria to Nigeria on Friday presented their Letters of Credence for concurrent accreditation to the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) to the President of the Commission Kadré Desire Ouédraogo in Abuja. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian President to attend inauguration of Mauritanian president
    01 august 2014 21:55:02
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita will attend Saturday's inauguration of Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who was re-elected 21 June for a second term. Full text...

  • Libya: EU evacuates diplomatic mission in Tripoli
    01 august 2014 19:59:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has temporarily evacuated members of its diplomatic mission in Tripoli because of the deteriorating security situation in the North African country, the Libyan media reported on Friday. Full text...

  • Politics: Sudan's opposition party calls for council to write constitution
    01 august 2014 19:22:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The opposition Islamist Popular Congress Party (PCP) of Hassan al-Turabi has called for formation of a council to be elected by the people for writing a permanent constitution of Sudan, the Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) reported Friday. Full text...

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