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  • Tunisia: President to visit four African countries
    26 may 2014 21:42:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, on Monday announced that he will in June visit four African countries to strengthen his country's ties with them. Full text...

  • Malawi: Announcement of election results to be deferred
    26 may 2014 20:08:33
    Blantyre, Malawi, (PANA) - The Malawi Electoral Commission will seek a 30-day extension of the eight-day deadline for announcing the results of last Tuesday's election due to discrepancies in the number of voters in the electoral register and the number of those who actually voted. Full text...

  • Congo: Opposition to fight Nguesso's 3rd-term presidential bid
    26 may 2014 18:07:25
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Opposition parties in Congo on Sunday established a platform, called "the citizen's movement for the respect of rule of law", with which they will fight against any amendment to the 2002 constitution which will enable President Denis Sassou Nguesso to stand as candidate for a third-term in 2016, according to local media reports on Monday. Full text...

  • Togo: New political party, the 104th, emerges in Togo
    26 may 2014 14:18:11
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Electoral officials have registered a new political party in Togo, the Togolese Party (PT), formed by Alberto Olympio, a young trader and computer expert living abroad, PANA learnt Monday from official sources here. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU peace body makes good progress on paperwork
    26 may 2014 14:07:22
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has made good progress in defining an Africa-wide peace agenda but its impact has not been felt in ensuring stability in its decade-long existence, critics said Sunday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma’s new Cabinet sworn in
    26 may 2014 13:55:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng Monday administered the oath of office on the Deputy President as well as the Ministers and Deputy Ministers as announced by President Jacob Zuma. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges calm, respect for election results tallying process in Malawi
    25 may 2014 15:02:08
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has called on all candidates, Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan FM seeks support to rebuild stable, modern country
    25 may 2014 14:25:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan foreign affairs minister, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, has said that with its strategic position, level of civilisation and huge natural resources, Libya should not become an unstable country, bound for failure, calling on the international community to help the north African nation meet the aspirations of its citizens for modern, stable and developed country. Full text...

  • Mauritania: AU chair pleads for African integration
    25 may 2014 14:17:25
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is also Chairman of the African Union (AU), has made a plea for African integration, in a message broadcast on Saturday, ahead of celebrations marking the African unity day on Sunday. Full text...

  • Malawi: Court nullifies Malawi president's suspension of elections
    24 may 2014 18:48:49
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) -The High Court in Blantyre has set aside President Joyce Banda's proclamation to nullify Tuesday's closely fought elections. Full text...

  • Mali: Pro-government parties express solidarity with army
    24 may 2014 15:50:19
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Hundreds of pro-government supporters on Saturday demonstrated in the Malian capital, Bamako, to show support to the Malian army, which was defeated this week by rebel forces in the northern town of Kidal. Full text...

  • Mali: Three opposition parties demand resignation of Prime Minister
    24 may 2014 15:10:05
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Three Malian opposition parties are demanding the resignation of Malian Prime Moussa Mara, whom they have accused of causing the bloody clashes that occurred in Kidal on 17 and 21 May. Full text...

  • Mali: Government and armed groups sign ceasefire deal
    24 may 2014 13:23:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government and three armed groups, the National Movement for Azawad Liberation (MNLA), the High Council for Azawad Unity (HCUA) and the Arab Movement for Azawad (MAA), on Friday signed a ceasefire to end renewed clashes in the north of the country. Full text...

  • Brussels: EU calls for immediate release of rights activist El-Massry
    24 may 2014 11:34:30
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union has called for the immediate release of human rights activist, Mrs Mahienour EL-Massry, who has been jailed for two years in the Egyptian city of Alexandria for taking part in an unauthorized demonstration. Full text...

  • Sudan: Opposition leader Mahadi to stand trial for criticising intervention force
    24 may 2014 11:24:15
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq Al Mahadi will be tried for criticising the recently created Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Sudan's Information Minister said on state-run Radio Omdurman on Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma sworn in for second term
    24 may 2014 10:44:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Saturday took the oath of office and was sworn in to serve his second term. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU calls for immediate ceasefire in Kidal
    23 may 2014 22:28:17
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has called for an immediate ceasefire between the Malian army and the rebel National Movement for Azawad Liberation (MNLA) in the north of the West African country. Full text...

  • Zambia: Opposition UPND to hold rallies countywide
    23 may 2014 16:54:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), which in the past has been blocked from holding rallies, has announced its intention to embark on countrywide campaign rallies starting next month. Full text...

  • South Africa: 'All systems go for Zuma's inauguration'
    23 may 2014 14:02:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Dignitaries from about 47 countries are expected at Saturday's inauguration of Jacob Zuma as President at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. Full text...

  • Cameroon: President Deby Itno ends Cameroon visit
    23 may 2014 13:09:33
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno left Yaoundé Friday after a two-day visit to Cameroon, devoted to forging closer ties between the two countries and fighting the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Egypt: Arab League calls for national dialogue
    23 may 2014 11:59:12
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Arab League has called for a national dialogue in Libya, following the meeting of its national representatives in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Maimane to run for parliamentary leader
    23 may 2014 09:24:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Mmusi Maimane, the rising star of South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has confirmed he will stand for the position of the party’s parliamentary leader. Full text...

  • Malawi: Mutharika calls for calm, not ready to claim victory
    22 may 2014 21:14:54
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Peter Mutharika, the Washington State University constitutional law professor, who is front-runner in Malawi's Tuesday presidential elections, has fallen short of claiming victory, but has instead urged his supporters to remain calm. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan to confer with other African leaders on terrorism
    22 may 2014 20:19:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is due in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday for high-level discussions with other African leaders on combating terrorism in Africa, the presidency said in a statement Thursday. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU to resume deployment of electoral observation mission in Egypt
    22 may 2014 18:03:46
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) will this week resume the deployment of its electoral observation mission in Egypt, after a three-week suspension, according to official sources. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian President condemns attacks in Nigeria
    22 may 2014 17:28:13
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki Thursday condemned the two terrorists attacks that were perpetrated in the town of Jos, north central Nigeria, which caused the death of several civilians, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Mauritanian: Mauritanian ONUCI contingent leaves for Cote d'Ivoire
    22 may 2014 16:57:24
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - A 141-strong Mauritanian contingent of National Guards left here Thursday for Cote d'Ivoire, PANA learnt from security sources. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia grants entry visas to 30 Palestinians stranded at Tunis airport
    22 may 2014 16:19:55
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian ministry of Interior has granted entry visas, valid for one month, to 30 Palestinians who were stranded at the Tunis-Carthage international airport, the ministry spokesperson, Mohamed Araoui, said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan: US worried over detention of former PM
    22 may 2014 15:46:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The US on Thursday expressed deep concern over the detention of Sudan’s former Prime Minister, Sadiq Al Mahadi, for attacking a government force which, he said, was responsible for gross violations in its activities in Darfur and the Nuba mountains in western Sudan. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe: African Ministers for Meteorology seek to increase community resilience
    22 may 2014 13:55:01
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Climate change, occasioned by severe weather and extreme climate events, is exacerbating multiple stresses such as food insecurity and spread of diseases in Africa. Full text...

  • Malawi: Pres. Banda demands manual vote recount, alleges 'massive rigging'
    22 may 2014 12:18:01
    Blantyre, Malawi, (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda, facing a possible defeat at the polls, Thursday demanded a manual recount of the votes case in Tuesday's election "in order to have a free and fair election". Full text...

  • Libya: Retired Army Gen. seeks transition govt.
    22 may 2014 12:10:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Former Libyan Army General Khalifa Haftar, who is leading an operation against armed groups and terrorists in a part of the country, has called on the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors to set up a transition government tagged Presidential Council. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Chadian President expected Thursday
    22 may 2014 11:34:56
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was expected in Yaounde Thursday for a two-day working and friendly visit to Cameroon,PANA reported. Full text...

  • Malawi: Minister commits suicide after losing elections
    22 may 2014 09:42:05
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - In a bizarre turn of events, Deputy Local Government Minister Godfrey Kamanya shot himself dead early Thursday after losing Tuesday's parliamentary elections, police and family members have confirmed. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Ivorian mission in Burkina Faso to review friendship and cooperation treaty
    21 may 2014 22:23:52
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – An Ivorian delegation led by Prime minister, Daniel Kablan Duncan, on Wednesday began a mission to Burkina Faso to evaluate the friendship and cooperation treaty between the two countries, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League to hold emergency meeting on Libyan crisis
    21 may 2014 20:57:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The League of Arab States will meet on Thursday in an emergency session in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on the crisis in Libya, which is being torn apart by continuing violence, the deputy Secretary-General for the organization, Ahmed Ben Hali, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU 'very concerned' about security situation in Libya
    21 may 2014 20:37:46
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) said on Wednesday that it is "very concerned" about the deterioration of the security situation in Libya, where a retired Army General has been fighting militias since last Friday in what the government has described as a coup attempt. Full text...

  • Rwanda: 'Selfish leadership impedes Africa’s progress'
    21 may 2014 18:41:47
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Selfish leadership was a serious a stumbling block on Africa’s path to full development and realisation of the aspirations of its people, according to present and former leaders who met here Wednesday for a panel discussion on the preferred leadership for the continent. Full text...

  • Malawi: Late president's brother takes early lead in Malawi polls
    21 may 2014 17:46:57
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Peter Mutharika, candidate for the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Tuesday's Malawi presidential elections, could become the next president if unofficial exit polls hold, booting out his archrival President Joyce Banda. Full text...

  • South Africa: MPs sworn into office
    21 may 2014 13:06:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's fifth democratic Parliament held its first sitting on Wednesday to swear in new MPs and formally elect President Jacob Zuma as head of state. Full text...

  • Rwanda: 'Strong leadership could lessen African conflicts'
    21 may 2014 08:48:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Africa could avert many of its recurrent and destructive conflicts if it had a committed and strong leadership, according to African personalities who have worked to get peace and stability back on the continent. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia, Russia sign cooperation agreements
    20 may 2014 21:09:20
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia and Russia on Tuesday signed several cooperation agreements at the close of the 5th session of their joint Tunisian-Russian trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation commission in Tunis. Full text...

  • Libya: UN Mission calls for early parliamentary elections
    20 may 2014 19:54:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has called for early parliamentary elections in the North African country which has continued to reel under escalating violence. Full text...

  • Mali: OIF strongly condemns return of violence in Kidal
    20 may 2014 19:17:33
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The International Francophone Organization (OIF) has strongly condemned the return of violence in the Malian northern city of Kidal and called for calm. Full text...

  • Malawi: Violence erupts in Malawi over electoral irregularities
    20 may 2014 17:43:19
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Police fired several rounds of teargas to disperse frustrated voters who vented their anger on electoral staff following delays in starting polling at some centres. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council, Ban commend Guinea-Bissau on successful elections
    20 may 2014 16:30:26
    New York, US (PANA) - With ballot counting underway in Guinea-Bissau’s presidential run-off, the UN Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have welcomed the successful conclusion of the second round of voting and urged the political parties to peacefully address any grievances arising from the elections through the appropriate channels. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian president vows, "I'll punish armed invaders of Kidal"
    20 may 2014 16:22:25
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita, Monday vowed that perpetrators of the attack during Prime Minister Moussa Mara's visit to Kidal, northern Mali, will be punished appropriately. Full text...

  • Burundi: German aid to Burundi to increase
    20 may 2014 14:46:41
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The traditional cooperation between Germany and Burundi in water and sanitation is to be extended to the domains of reproductive health and decentralization. Full text...

  • UN: Ban tasks candidates, parties on peaceful elections in Malawi
    20 may 2014 13:59:15
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has urged all candidates, Full text...

  • Malawi: Voting opens
    20 may 2014 11:41:52
    Malemia, Malawi (PANA) - Voting has opened in Malawi's fifth elections since the advent of multi-party politics in the country in 1994, PANA reported. Full text...

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