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  • Cuba: Angolan President continues official visit to Cuba
    19 june 2014 10:34:44
    Havana, Cuba (PANA) - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is continuing his official visit to Cuba, where he has been since Tuesday to strengthen the relations between the two countries. Full text...

  • Belgium: 'EUFOR/CAR fully operational'
    19 june 2014 10:24:41
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union military mission in the Central African Republic (EUFOR/CAR) has reached its full operational capacity, its commander, Gen. Philippe Ponties, announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Police warn politicians ahead of Ekiti state gubernatorial election
    18 june 2014 22:45:57
    Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's police chief Mohammed Abubakar on Wednesday warned politicians and their supporters not to cause trouble before, during and after Saturday's gubernatorial election in Ekiti state, southwest Nigeria. Full text...

  • Libya: Govt. condemns capture of Libyan Islamist by US forces, demands his return
    18 june 2014 16:50:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government on Wednesday strongly condemned the capture, on its territory by the United States special forces, of a Libyan Islamist, suspected of being responsible for the terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi in September 2012, demanding his return for trial in Libya. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian president moves to constitute new electoral body
    18 june 2014 15:43:39
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, on Wednesday signed into law, a bill adopted on 28 May by the National assembly, which outlines the composition and modus operandi of the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI), official sources disclosed. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma slammed for "lack-lustre" state-of-the-nation address
    18 june 2014 08:46:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s opposition political parties have criticised President Jacob Zuma over his “lack-lustre” state-of-the-nation address on Tuesday night. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU backs anti-personnel mine fight ahead of Maputo summit
    17 june 2014 21:07:25
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The International Conference on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines to be held in Maputo, the Mozambican capital from 26 to 27 June, was at the heart EU council of ministers meeting held on Tuesday in Luxemburg. Full text...

  • Libya: Saadi Kadhafi set to appear before Tripoli court for assassination
    17 june 2014 19:54:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Saadi Kadhafi, son of former dictator Mouamar Kadhafi, is set to appear before a Libyan court following his extradition on 6 March from Niger. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma addresses crime, economy and xenophobia in state-of-the-nation address
    17 june 2014 19:25:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday night acknowledged that South Africa needs drastic intervention to jump-start the economy and overcome poverty, unemployment and inequality. Full text...

  • Libya: Judges protest dismissal of Attorney General by the GNC
    17 june 2014 17:04:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan High Judicial Council has described the dismissal of the Attorney General, Abdel Radhouane, by the General National Congress (GNC), the country’s highest political and legislative authority, as an encroachment on the functions of the judiciary whose independence is enshrined in the Libyan Constitution. Full text...

  • Sudan: Security officials arrest opposition party members in Western Sudan
    17 june 2014 16:50:24
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese Security officials in West Kordufan State on Monday arrested four leading officials of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) in Al-Nuhoud town in the State, according to a local media report Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Opposition wants ruling party probed for "sneaking" in Kenyans during polls
    17 june 2014 15:23:54
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Pressure is mounting to investigate claims that the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) smuggled some Kenyans into the country during the 2011 September general elections in Zambia to do parallel voter tabulation (PVT) on behalf of the PF, then the opposition party. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Presidential candidate lists "evils of governance" in Mauritania
    17 june 2014 15:10:35
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Exposing what he called "the evils of his country", anti-slavery activist and candidate for the Mauritanian presidential election, Biram Ould Ould Dah Abeid, said he possessed the solutions to the myriad of problems if elected president. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS ministers to meet in Accra
    17 june 2014 12:34:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Council of Ministers is due to meet in Accra, Ghana, 19-20 June to consider wide ranging issues of common interest and concern to member states, including security, economic development and regional integration. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy briefs Security Council on peackeeping reductions in Cote d’Ivoire
    16 june 2014 19:32:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Ms. Aichatou Mindaoudou, says the reduction of peacekeeping personnel in Cote d'Ivoire will continue, given impressive progress in the country. Full text...

  • Malawi: Opposition legislator elected Malawi Speaker of Parliament
    16 june 2014 17:18:24
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President, Richard Msowoya, has been elected Speaker of the newly-elected Parliament. Full text...

  • Sudan: EU hopes freedom for all political detainees will follow release of Mahdi
    16 june 2014 16:58:16
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The European Union (EU) on Monday said it hoped that the recent release of the Umma Political Party leader, Sadiq Al Mahdi, will be a prelude to the release of all political detainees in Sudan. Full text...

  • Burundi: AU peace commissioner visits Burundi
    16 june 2014 16:14:29
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The African Union (AU) peace and security commissioner, Smail Chergui, has said there are indications that Burundi has made "very significant" progress on security, and appealed to Burundians to desist from rumour mongering. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Opposition denounces use of military aircraft for president Aziz's campaign
    16 june 2014 15:02:50
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Opposition party, Alliance for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Reconciliation (AJD/MR), has condemned the use of Mauritanian military helicopters for the electioneering campaign of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz as the country zeroes in to the 21 June presidential polls. Full text...

  • South Africa: New book lifts lid on Mandela family feuds
    15 june 2014 09:50:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – An extraordinary new book about Nelson Mandela has lifted the lid on deep family rifts as the global statesman lay on his deathbed last year. Full text...

  • Mauritius: New political party launched
    14 june 2014 16:10:31
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A new political party was launched Saturday by the former deputy leader of the main opposition “Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM) in Mauritius, Ivan Collendaveloo. Full text...

  • Libya: Turkey shuts consulate in Benghazi
    14 june 2014 13:37:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Turkey has announced the closure from Saturday (14June) of its Consulate in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi and reaffirmed the warning to its nationals against travelling to Libya because of the instability in several cities in the country. Full text...

  • Sudan: Detained opposition activists freed
    14 june 2014 10:45:59
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Five daughters and a son of detained former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi and 13 other opposition activists, who were arrested for a peaceful demonstration in Khartoum demanding the release of the National Umma Party (NUP) leader, have been freed. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia to hold legislative polls before presidential vote
    13 june 2014 20:36:33
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian political parties participating in the ongoing national dialogue agreed on Friday to hold legislative elections before the presidential vote. Full text...

  • Mali: Govt. condemns Aguel-Hoc suicide attack
    13 june 2014 17:55:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government has "strongly" condemned Wednesday's suicide attack in Aguel-Hoc, in the far-northern region of Kidal, saying it was determined to fight terrorism. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorian, Israel officials sign cooperation agreements
    13 june 2014 17:42:12
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Israeli minister of foreign affairs, Avigdor Liberman, on a working visit to Cote d'Ivoire, Friday signed several cooperation agreements with Ivorian government officials. Full text...

  • Mali: Guinea Bissau president visits Mali
    13 june 2014 16:21:35
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Guinea Bissau president, José Mario Vaz, Thursday began a visit to Bamako, Mali, the first stage of his West African tour. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan restates its neutrality in South Sudan crisis
    13 june 2014 10:16:36
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has reiterated its neutrality in the current crisis between the government of South Sudan and the rebels led by former Vice President Riek Machar. Full text...

  • UN: Ban calls for timely elections, political solutions to differences in Libya
    12 june 2014 21:37:41
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged all Libyans to remain engaged in the search for political solutions to resolve differences, while stressing the importance of the peaceful and timely holding of legislative elections later this month. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Israeli FM visits Côte d'Ivoire
    12 june 2014 19:47:06
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, on Thursday began a 3-day visit to Côte d'Ivoire at the head of a large delegation for political and business talks with his hosts. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan politician denounces terrorism, coups
    12 june 2014 19:30:08
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan politician Abdelhakim Belhadj on Thursday denounced terrorism and coups stressing the need to build the rule of law, respect for democracy and constitution in the troubled North African country. Full text...

  • Burundi: UN welcomes positive developments in Burundi electoral process
    12 june 2014 17:38:00
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB) has welcomed the agreement signed by the Burundi government, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and all political parties for the good conduct of elections in 2015, PANA learnt from diplomatic sources in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Aziz claims strong GDP growth under his regime
    12 june 2014 14:34:42
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, seeking re-election in the 21 June, 2014, presidential polls, said he deserved another term as president because the growth rate of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) experienced a steady increase in his regime. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Ex-Ivorian minister arrested in Cameroon
    12 june 2014 11:23:56
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - Ahoua Don Meilo, former Ivorian Minister of Equipment and sanitation under ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, was arrested on Wednesday evening at the Douala international airport in Cameroon while attempting to leave the country, PANA has learnt from police source. Full text...

  • Libya: New Libyan prosecutor rejects appointment
    12 june 2014 10:39:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Seddick al-Sour has refused his appointment as Libya's new Prosecutor by the General National Congress (GNC, Parliament), saying he does not want to be "a cause of destabilisation of the Libyan political scene". Full text...

  • UN: General Assembly elects Ugandan Foreign Minister as President of 69th session
    11 june 2014 22:44:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday elected by acclamation Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa of Uganda as President of its upcoming 69th session. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda denounces DR Congo attack
    11 june 2014 21:24:06
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda on Wednesday denounced an attack by soldiers of DR Congo on its territory and warmed against any further hostilities. Full text...

  • Libya: Govt. sets up 4 commissions to resolve political, economic, societal problems
    11 june 2014 14:47:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has created four commissions and tasked them with the responsibility to resolve the political, economic and societal problems bedeviling the country. Full text...

  • Belgium: European Commissioner for Development visits Madagascar
    11 june 2014 12:53:21
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs Wednesday started a three-day working visit to Madagascar, marking the resumption of cooperation between the EU and the country which has just concluded its political transition programme, according to a statement issued here. Full text...

  • Togo: President Gnassingbé invited to investiture of new Guinea Bissau president
    10 june 2014 21:09:12
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togolese president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé has been invited to attend the investiture on 23 June of the new Guinea Bissau president, José Mario Vaz, who paid a brief visit to Lomé on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Brussels: EU congratulates new Egyptian president
    10 june 2014 20:22:58
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union on Tuesday congratulated Abdul Fattah al-Sisi for his election as new Egyptian president. Full text...

  • Mauritania: AU observation mission to be deployed for Mauritanian presidential polls
    10 june 2014 18:20:45
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – An African Union (AU) electoral observation mission (MOEUA), led by Beji Caid Essebsi, will be deployed to Mauritania during the West African nation's presidential poll, scheduled for 21 June, official sources told PANA on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Ivorian parliamentary speaker visits Cameroon
    10 june 2014 18:09:00
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The Speaker of the Ivorian Parliament, Mr. Guillaume Soro, Tuesday began a five-day working visit to Cameroon, at the invitation of his Cameroonian counterpart, Cavaye Yeguie Djibrill, according to the Cameroonian Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary. Full text...

  • Mozambique: Renamo leader threatens to divide Mozambique
    10 june 2014 17:35:00
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the largest opposition party in Mozambique, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo), has threatened to divide the country if the government of President Armando Guebuza fails to meet demands for political dialogue. Full text...

  • Nigeria/ECOWAS: China, ECOWAS agree on strategic mechanism for effective cooperation
    10 june 2014 16:05:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS and China have agreed to establish a strategic consultative mechanism that will provide the framework for defining and implementing their cooperation for greater effectiveness. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan, Pakistani leader hold bilateral talks, sign agreements
    10 june 2014 15:50:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian leader, Goodluck Jonathan, and his Pakistani counterpart, Mahmoon Hussain, led their different countries to bilateral discussions Tuesday in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorian, Senegalese MPs strengthen parliamentary cooperation
    10 june 2014 15:25:16
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Following a visit to Abidjan from 4 to 8 June by the Senegalese Speaker of Parliament, Moustpha Niasse, the parliaments of Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal have agreed to implement the agreement they signed on 13 June, 2013. Full text...

  • Libya: UN Mission chief hails court decision invalidating PM's election
    10 june 2014 14:34:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The chief of the UN Support mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Tarek Metri, on Monday hailed the decision of the Libyan Supreme Court to invalidate the election of Ahmed Maitigue as the Libyan Prime Minister. Full text...

  • Sudan: 2nd opposition leader arrested in one month
    10 june 2014 11:54:57
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese opposition leader Ibrahim Al Sheikh has been arrested by the country's authorities and will be charged to court next week, his party, the Sudanese National Congress, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: East African leaders urged to urgently deploy troops to South Sudan
    10 june 2014 11:31:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudan peace mediators have presented a six-point plan to stop the fighting in the country and called on the East African leaders, who are set to meet later Tuesday, to urgently deploy troops to stop war atrocities there. Full text...

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