Politics - Diplomacy
  • Nigeria deports 56 more South Africans
    07 march 2012 07:55:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria on Tuesday deported another batch of 56 South Africans, bringing the total number deported to 84 since the diplomatic row between both nations started last week. Full text...

  • Nigeria 'deports' 28 South Africans as diplomatic row deepens
    06 march 2012 12:33:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The diplomatic row between Nigeria and South Africa may have deepened amid reports, in the Nigerian media Tuesday, that the West African nation's authorities have denied entry to 28 South Africans, in an apparent retaliation for Thursday's deportation of 125 Nigerians for alleged lack of authentic yellow card vaccination documentation. Full text...

  • Nigeria summons SA envoy over deportation of citizens
    06 march 2012 10:43:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As anger grows in Nigeria over the deportation of 125 Nigerian citizens by South Africa on Thursday, over their alleged failure to produce genuine Yellow Fever vaccination documentation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned South Africa's High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Kingsley Mabolo. Full text...

  • Nigeria decries South Africa's deportation of citizens
    04 march 2012 20:47:25
    Lagos, Nigeria(PANA) - The Nigerian government has decried the deportation of 125 of its citizens from South Africa for allegedly being in possession of fake yellow fever certification, according to the state-owned Radio Nigeria. Full text...

  • 4 non-resident ambassadors present credentials in Angola
    02 march 2012 14:05:33
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan leader, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Friday received the letters of credence from four new ambassadors, all of whom will not reside in Angola, PANA reported, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • 5 new ambassadors present letters of credence to Angolan minister
    22 february 2012 18:02:42
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Newly-appointed ambassadors to Angola from Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Finland, Canada and Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday presented their letters of credence to the Angolan Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Rui Mangueira, in Luanda, the capital. Full text...

  • Indian FM visits Burundi
    17 february 2012 16:33:49
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Indian Minister of External Affairs, Mrs. Prenneet Kaur, who has been visiting Burundi since Thursday, held talks on Friday with the Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Angolan Embassy in Vietnam inaugurated
    15 february 2012 14:51:12
    Hanoi, Vietnam (PANA) - The Angolan Embassy in Vietnam was inaugurated on Wednesday in Hanoi city. Full text...

  • Moroccan FM visits Nouackchott (Re-issued)
    14 february 2012 16:51:09
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Tuesday received a message from King Mohamed VI of Morocco, PANA learnt here from official sources. Full text...

  • Moroccan FM visits Nouackchott
    14 february 2012 16:49:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Tuesday received a message from King Mohamed VI of Morocco, PANA learnt here from an official sources. Full text...

  • Gambian Interior Minister now ambassador to Spain
    11 february 2012 14:37:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Ousman Sonko, Gambia's Minister of Interior, has been appointed the country's new ambassador to Spain, PANA confirmed Saturday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS sends fact-finding mission to rebellion-hit Mali (re-issued, correcting date of Mediation and Security Council Meeting)
    08 february 2012 20:37:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An ECOWAS fact-finding mission is due to arrive in Mali on Thursday for a three-day assessment of the situation in the northern part of the country, where a Tuareg rebellion that started last month has killed many and displaced thousands, a source at the regional bloc told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: ECOWAS sends fact-finding mission to Mali
    08 february 2012 20:00:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS is sending a fact-finding mission to Mali, where a Tuareg rebellion has left many dead and displaced, a source told PANA in Lagos on Wednesday. Full text...

  • President Jammeh receives Wade's envoy
    08 february 2012 12:55:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Tuesday received in his office in Banjul, the Gambian capital, Senegalese Foreign Minister Madicke Niang, PANA confirmed from official sources. Full text...

  • Senegal summons U.S. Ambassador over Wade candidacy comments
    08 february 2012 11:39:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese Foreign Minister Madicke Niang has summoned the U.S. Ambassador in Dakar, Mr. Lewis Lukens, following the envoy's comments on the candidacy of President Abdoulaye Wade, ahead of the Senegal's presidential election on 26 February. Full text...

  • EU names ambassador to Libya
    07 february 2012 17:13:35
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has appointed Peter Zsoldos as the head of its maiden diplomatic mission to Libya, according to a communiqué issued on Tuesday in Brussels. Full text...

  • US Assistant Secretary leads energy trade mission to Africa
    03 february 2012 08:08:05
    New York, US (PANA) - US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson will lead an Energy Trade Mission to five African nations 6-17 Feb., the US State Department said in a statement obtained by PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • France delivers 600kg of medical aid to Nigeria
    02 february 2012 20:07:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - France has delivered 600 kilos of medical aid to Nigeria to help the victims of the terrorist attacks that hit the African nation's northern city of Kano 20 Jan,, the French Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Commission accredits 5 envoys
    02 february 2012 18:50:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Five Ambassadors have been accredited as Permanent Representatives of their countries to the ECOWAS Commission, the Commission said in a statement issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • Moroccan FM to visit Spain
    01 february 2012 17:41:14
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Saad Dine Otmani, will this week visit Spain, his first trip to Madrid since taking office at the head of the Moroccan diplomacy, an official source told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Madagascar calls continued suspension by AU 'double standard'
    27 january 2012 08:10:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Madagascar, which was suspended from the African Union (AU) in March 2009 after a military-backed coup, has complained about what it considers the 'double standard' on the part of the continental organization. Full text...

  • Pretoria slams Rajoelina administration
    25 january 2012 10:01:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's mediator in Madagascar has criticized the Malagasy government for its continued calls for the arrest of the island's ousted president, Marc Ravalomanana. Full text...

  • Pretoria backs Dlamimi-Zuma for key AU post
    20 january 2012 09:46:12
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Ahead of next week's Africa Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, South Africa is continuing with its campaign to see highly-respected Cabinet Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma head the AU Commission. Full text...

  • Eritrea, Ethiopia trade accusations over killing of European tourists
    19 january 2012 13:55:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia and Eritrea are trading accusations over the recent killing of at least five European tourists in Ethiopia’s arid North-east. Full text...

  • AU, UN envoys ponder Libya's political future
    18 january 2012 15:57:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union and the United Nations have kicked off discussions to explore ways of assisting the new Libyan administration to conduct elections and work towards a peaceful transition, in line with the demands of the Libyan people. Full text...

  • Hilary Clinton meets Alassane Ouattara
    17 january 2012 17:49:16
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday had talks with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara in the Ivorian economic capital of Abidjan Full text...

  • Zuma slams UN over Libya
    13 january 2012 13:02:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has slammed the UN Security Council's handling of last year's Libya crisis and demanded that the global body take greater account of African views in addressing conflict issues. Full text...

  • Angolan President meets with South African, Mozambican counterparts
    10 january 2012 15:03:11
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - The Presidents of Angola, South Africa and Mozambique met here Monday for a tripartite meeting that dwelt on the common interest of the nations. Full text...

  • Nigerien president makes brief visit to Luanda
    09 january 2012 17:15:00
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Nigerien leader, Mahamadou Issoufou, on his way back from attending the 100th anniversary of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), on Monday made a stop over in Luanda, the Angolan capital, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported. Full text...

  • CPLP reaches out to ECOWAS on Guinea Bissau reforms
    08 january 2012 12:21:09
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) has reached out to ECOWAS in an effort to jump-start the slow defence and security reforms in Guinea Bissau, which many believe have led to the incessant security threats in the country. Full text...

  • Malawi-Zambia spat: Give me a chance as emissary - Ex-President
    06 january 2012 20:24:47
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi's former President Bakili Muluzi has urged the government of President Bingu wa Mutharika to "hear him first" before doubting his role as emissary in the diplomatic spat between Malawi and Zambia. Full text...

  • France expresses 'regret' at Kengo Wa Dondo attack
    05 january 2012 20:57:23
    Paris, France (PANA) – French minister in charge of cooperation, Henri de Raincourt, on Thursday expressed his country's regret at the attack last Saturday in Paris on Léon Kengo Wa Dondo, the president of the DR Congo Senate. Full text...

  • Gambian Veep says nationals abroad have 'role in development'
    04 january 2012 21:32:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian Vice-President, Isatou Njie-Saidy addressing government's first "consultative meeting" with its citizens in the Diaspora on Tuesday, has emphaiszed the need for all hands to be on deck towards the country's development process. Full text...

  • President Mills arrives back home from US trip
    31 december 2011 15:42:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Evans Atta Mills returned home on Saturday from a one-week visit to the US which, he said, was in the supreme interest of the West African nation. Full text...

  • Gambian President receives AU Chairman
    29 december 2011 14:59:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Wednesday received in his office in Banjul, the nation's capital, the African Union Commission Chairman Jean Ping, who was on his way from Guinea Bissau, the official Daily Observer newspaper reported Thursday. Full text...

  • AU condemns terrorist bombings in Nigeria
    26 december 2011 12:15:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, has strongly condemned the bombings of churches across Nigeria on 25 December, which killed a large number of people. Full text...

  • US citizens in Nigeria urged to take 'extra precautions' during Xmas, New Year holidays
    25 december 2011 09:11:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has issued an ''emergency message'' for all U.S. citizens in Nigeria, urging them to ''take extra precautions during the Christmas and New Year holiday season to ensure your safety and security''. Full text...

  • Angola, Guinea Bissau review bilateral relations
    22 december 2011 18:58:27
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and the Prime Full text...

  • Nigeria's President receives AU Commission Chair, Gabonese Envoy
    22 december 2011 16:34:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday received African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Jean Ping and a special envoy of Gabonese President, Mr. Frank Issoze-Ngondet. Full text...

  • South Sudan President's visit to Tel Aviv worries Sudan
    22 december 2011 16:27:48
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  • Mugabe thanks Angola for support
    22 december 2011 12:17:01
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday in Harare Full text...

  • Sarkozy, Djibouti President to meet at Elysee Palace
    21 december 2011 11:29:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh were due to meet on Wednesday at the Elysee Palace in Paris, according to a statement issued by the French Presidency and sent to PANA. Full text...

  • Guinean Bissau Premier visits Angola Wednesday
    20 december 2011 15:21:04
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau, Carlos Gomes Junior, will Wednesday commence a 48-hour official visit to Angola as part of efforts at strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Burundi, Chad discuss bilateral issues
    17 december 2011 15:07:21
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza Friday visited N’Djamena, where he held a closed-door meeting with his Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby, the Burundi’s new agency (ABP) said Saturday, quoting sources close to the presidency in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Russia highlights Angola's role in Africa
    13 december 2011 17:27:21
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Russia has described Angola as "a key force" in sub-Saharan Africa, from the political point of view. Full text...

  • Angolan ambassador to Egypt presents credentials to Tantawi
    12 december 2011 17:04:54
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan Ambassador to Egypt, António da Costa Fernandes, on Monday presented his letters of credence to the interim Egyptian President, Marshal Mohamed Hussain Tantawi, the Angolan Embassy in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, said in a press statement. Full text...

  • Mugabe says AU failed Libya
    08 december 2011 16:49:15
    Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Thursday the African Union (AU) had failed Libya in its recent conflict which toppled the government of Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President for Tanzania's 50th independence anniversary
    08 december 2011 10:46:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz left Nouakchott Thursday morning for Dar es Salam, to attend Friday's festivities marking the 50th anniversary of Tanzania's independence, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • US dedicates new Embassy in Djibouti
    08 december 2011 08:56:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The US on Wednesday dedicated its new Embassy in Djibouti, at a ceremony presided over by U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi and witnessed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmoud Ali Youssouf and Managing Director for the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) Planning and Real Estate Directorate, Jay Hicks, the State Department said. Full text...

  • President Sarkozy meets Rajoelina
    07 december 2011 22:41:06
    Paris, France (PANA) – The President of the Malagasy Supreme Transitional Authority (HAT) , Andry Rajoelina, was received on Wednesday in Paris by French president Nicolas Sarkozy, the Elysee Palace announced in a communique received by PANA. Full text...

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