Politics - Diplomacy
  • EU ready to resume ties with Madagascar
    07 december 2011 18:28:48
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has decided to gradually restore cooperation with Madagascar, following the 16 September adoption of a roadmap aimed at ending the political crisis in the African country, the EU Council of Member States said in a press statement in Brussels Wednesday. Full text...

  • Troika urges expedited talks between Sudan, South Sudan
    07 december 2011 08:43:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The Sudan Troika, comprising of the US, Norway and UK, has urged Sudan and South Sudan to strive to reach a sustainable agreement that takes care of all outstanding petroleum sector and financial issues between the two nations. Full text...

  • Presidents Bashir, Debby say Sudanese-Chadian relations strategic
    06 december 2011 18:11:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Idris Debby of Chad left Khartoum late Tuesday at the end of two days of talks with his Sudanese host, Omar Al-Bashir, during which both leaders examined bilateral relations, particularly economic and infrastructural ties, between their countries. Full text...

  • AU reaffirms Al-Bashir's immunity, urges Kenya, Sudan to preserve relations
    04 december 2011 19:31:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) said on Sunday it is committed to maintaining the immunity of incumbent African leaders and called on Kenya and Sudan to maintain their relations. Full text...

  • Kenya sends top diplomat to reassure Sudan over pro-ICC court ruling
    02 december 2011 16:30:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan said it has received a missive from Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki, in which nairobi distanced itself from the ruling of a Kenyan High Court issued on the arrest of President Omar Al-Bashir in line with the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruling. Full text...

  • Kuwait seeks Senegal's backing for AU observer status
    01 december 2011 11:10:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Kuwait has requested Senegal's backing for its efforts to obtain an observer status at the African Union (AU), Senegal's Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement. Full text...

  • Former Senegal FM: Close down 15 embassies
    29 november 2011 21:44:24
    Paris, France (PANA) – Former Senegalese Prime minister and Chairman of the opposition Alliance for the Republic (APR), Macky Sall, said on Tuesday in Paris that Senegal must consider closing down 15 diplomatic missions abroad to meet budgetary priorities. Full text...

  • Sudan recalls Ambassador from Kenya over Bashir arrest warrant
    29 november 2011 11:14:23
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Sudan has recalled its Ambassador to Kenya and ordered the expulsion of the Kenyan Ambassador to Khartoum, in a loud diplomatic protest over the issuance of an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir by a Kenyan court, officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan takes over EAC diplomacy
    28 november 2011 16:06:19
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Kenyan Minister of Internal Affairs for the East African Community (ECA), Musa Sirma, on Sunday took over the management of affairs at the ECA from his Burundian counterpart, Ms. Hafsa Mossi, PANA learnt here Monday from official sources. Full text...

  • Equatorial-Guinean President meets with Angolan counterpart
    25 november 2011 18:21:34
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - President of Equatorial-Guinea, Teodoro Obieng Nguema, Thursday met with his Angolan counterpart, José Eduardo dos Santos, at the Presidential Palace in Luanda, as part of his 48-hour official visit to Angola. Full text...

  • Libyan National Council Chairman arrives Khartoum
    25 november 2011 14:32:46
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Libya's interim National Council Chairman, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, arrived in Khartoum Friday on a two-day state visit to the Sudan. Full text...

  • Mauritania recognises Libya's NTC
    25 november 2011 12:33:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government has officially recognised Libya's national transitional council (NTC), according to a statement issued here by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Full text...

  • Qatari emir expected Thursday in Morocco
    23 november 2011 19:28:57
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, will be in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday for a visit during which he will discuss bilateral relations and the situation in the Arab world with several senior Moroccan government officials, PANA learnt here from reliable sources. Full text...

  • Abuja denies late Mouammar Kadhafi's son, Saadi, is in Nigeria
    23 november 2011 18:18:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government Wednesday refuted media reports alleging that Saadi Kadhafi, one of the sons of late Libyan leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, is “seeking refuge somewhere in Nigeria”. Full text...

  • UN SG hails Cameroon, Nigeria on border dispute resolution
    23 november 2011 13:01:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Cameroon and Nigeria for the progress they have made in implementing the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on their border dispute. Full text...

  • Congolese leader on 3-day visit to Rwanda
    21 november 2011 19:17:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese head of state, Denis Sassou Nguesso, on Monday departed Brazzaville for a three-day working visit to Rwanda to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Nkurunziza receives AU representatives in Somalia
    21 november 2011 15:41:29
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza, on Monday received in an audience the High AU Representative in Somalia and former Ghanaian leader, Jerry Rawlings, and the head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Boubakar Diarra, according to reports on the Burundian National Radio. Full text...

  • EU Development commissioner to begin tour of West Africa Sunday
    19 november 2011 16:38:08
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will Sunday travel to Togo, his first stop in a tour of West Africa, according to a statement issued Saturday in Brussels, Belgium. Full text...

  • Ecuador’s first diplomat to AU assumes office
    18 november 2011 15:13:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ecuador’s first Permanent Observer to the African Union (AU), José Valencia, on Thursday presented his credentials to the AU Commission Chairperson, Jean Ping, the continental organization said in a statement Friday. Full text...

  • Morocco recalls ambassador to Syria
    17 november 2011 13:28:07
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Syria after its diplomatic representation was attacked by demonstrators, the Moroccan ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said. Full text...

  • Tanzania to open embassy in Angola
    16 november 2011 12:23:08
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania is to open an embassy in Angola, according to Tanzania's top diplomat Bernard Membe. Full text...

  • Slovak Ambassador recalled from Ethiopia after detention
    14 november 2011 16:34:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Slovakia has downgraded diplomatic relations with Ethiopia and recalled Ambassador Milan Dubcek after an unexplained detention of the envoy in Addis Ababa against international norms, the Slovak Foreign Ministry said. Full text...

  • France to assist Nigeria in war against terror
    13 november 2011 10:53:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe rounded off his three-day official visit to Nigeria on Saturday with a pledge to assist the African country in its war against terror. Full text...

  • Serbian Foreign Minister visits Angola Sunday
    11 november 2011 19:55:28
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Serbian Foreign Minister, Vuk Jeremic, will begin a two-day Full text...

  • US withdraws terror alert on Abuja as Nigeria protests
    11 november 2011 10:09:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has formally protested against the terror alert issued by the US Embassy in Nigeria over impending attacks on some targets, including three luxury hotels, in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • Rwanda freezes bank account of Belgian Embassy in Kigali
    10 november 2011 13:36:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan government Thursday decided to freeze all bank accounts of the Belgian Embassy in Kigali, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mrs. Louise Mushikiwabo, said here. Full text...

  • Sudan shrugs off call to impose 'no-fly zone' on 2 regions
    10 november 2011 11:26:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Thursday shrugged off calls by US non-governmental organisations for the imposition of a no-fly zone on two regions where fighting rages between government and rebel forces. Full text...

  • Iran offers to help Libya
    05 november 2011 10:21:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Iran has expressed its willingness to assist the Libyan people in several sectors, especially that of health, the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Akbar Salihi said Friday in Benghazi. Full text...

  • Embassy hails Palestine's membership of UNESCO
    02 november 2011 21:29:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Embassy of the state of Palestine in Senegal has hailed Palestine's admission as a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) during a vote on Monday during its general conference held at its Paris-based headquarters. Full text...

  • Libyan NTC chairman to visit Egypt Tuesday
    31 october 2011 14:07:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Chairman of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC), Mustapha Abdeljelil, will pay an official visit on Egypt, his first since declaring Libya fully liberated, to explore new areas of cooperation between the two countries, official sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Angolan ambassador presents credentials in Switzerland
    28 october 2011 17:17:16
    Berna, Switzerland (PANA) - The Angolan Ambassador to Switzerland, Osvaldo dos Santos Varela, on Thursday presented his letters of credence to the president of the Swiss Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey. Full text...

  • Egypt, Israel swap prisoners
    28 october 2011 08:47:48
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt and Israel Thursday successfully executed their planned exchange deal to swap 25 Egyptian prisoners, including 3 children, in Israeli jails for Israeli/American US citizen Ilan Grapel, held by Egypt on charges of spying since June. Full text...

  • Jonathan seeks stronger cooperation between Nigeria, Australia
    26 october 2011 12:49:14
    Perth, Australia (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday in Perth, Australia, solicited the strengthening of trade and economic relations between Nigeria and Australia. Full text...

  • Egypt, Israel reach prisoners' swap deal
    25 october 2011 09:47:44
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt and Israel have reached a deal to swap 25 Egyptian prisoners, including 3 children, in Israeli jails for Israeli/US dual national Ilan Grapel, held by Egypt on charges of spying since June. Full text...

  • Rebel LJM leader returns to Sudan after 21 years
    24 october 2011 15:44:35
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Vowing that he is ready to work for the implementation of the peace deal signed with the Sudanese government three months ago, the leader of Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), Tijani el-Sissi, arrived in El-Fasher Monday, accompanied by a high-level Qatari delegation, led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Ahmed Bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud. Full text...

  • US greets Zambia on independence anniversary
    24 october 2011 09:48:55
    Washington, DC,. US (PANA) - The US has congratulated the government and people of Zambia on the occasion of the African nation's 47th independence anniversary Monday (24 Oct.). Full text...

  • Malian President to visit Algeria Monday
    22 october 2011 13:02:42
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré is expected Monday in Algeria on a four-day official visit, authoritative sources told PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • AU Security Council extends mandate of Mbeki-led panel on Sudan, South Sudan
    20 october 2011 18:13:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union Peace and Security Council has extended the mandate of its High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), led by former South African president Thabo Mbeki for one year, tasked with resolving pending issues on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement CPA, signed by Sudan and South Sudan in 2005. Full text...

  • Uganda invites Sudanese President to Great Lakes summit
    19 october 2011 17:31:38
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has extended an invitation to President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan, to attend the Great Lakes summit meeting set to take place in Uganda, 15-16 December. Full text...

  • Sudan, Eritrea hold talks on bilateral relations
    19 october 2011 17:16:31
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and his Eritrean counterpart, Isaias Afewerki, met in Khartoum Wednesday to review bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern to their countries, the official Radio Omdurman reported from here. Full text...

  • Ivorian president expected Thursday in Mali
    19 october 2011 16:59:24
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Ivorian president, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, is expected Thursday in Bamako for a brief visit to Mali, official sources revealed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Hilary Clinton visits Tripoli
    18 october 2011 15:47:22
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The American secretary of State, Mrs. Hilary Clinton, Tuesday arrived in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, from Malta, as the first top US government official to go to Libya since the fall of Mouammar Kadhafi. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau envoy calls on Mauritanian president
    13 october 2011 21:06:01
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Thursday received in audience the senior minister at the Presidency in charge of African affairs in Guinea Bissau, Omar Moctar M’Ballo. Full text...

  • Arab League welcomes Egypt's role in Hamas-Israel prisoners' swap
    13 october 2011 09:57:10
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Cairo-based Arab League on Wednesday welcomed the Egypt-brokered prisoner exchange deal between Palestinian movement Hamas and Israel. Full text...

  • Zuma condoles with Thailand over Monsoon rain tragedy
    13 october 2011 08:25:09
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African President Jacob Zuma has expressed his deepest condolences to the government and people of Thailand, following the tragic loss of life, displacement of thousands of people and the large-scale destruction of property in the wake of the heavy monsoon rains, floods and mudslides that have hit the country. Full text...

  • British Foreign Secretary, Malawi FM discuss Malawi-UK ties
    12 october 2011 19:47:27
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague, on Wednesday held discussions with a high-level Malawi delegation, led by Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika, according to a statement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, received here by PANA. Full text...

  • Angola assumes leadership of SADC group in Brazil
    11 october 2011 17:08:53
    Brasília, Brazil (PANA) - Angola, represented by its ambassador in Brazil, Nelson Cosme, on Sunday assumed the chairmanship of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) group of countries accredited to Brazil. Full text...

  • Mauritanian leader receives Zuma's special envoy
    10 october 2011 15:34:50
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Dr. Siya Bonga Cwele, an envoy of the South African president, Jacob Zuma, has delivered a special message to the Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, in Nouakchott, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Nigeria’s economic diplomacy yielding fruits, says FM
    09 october 2011 18:23:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Olugbenga Ashiru has expressed delight that the country's external policy, which is anchored on economic diplomacy, has started yielding fruits, just three months after it became a cardinal principle of its international engagements. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Ethiopia urge Libya's NTC to protect African migrants
    07 october 2011 14:25:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Friday in Addis Ababa called on the National Transition Council (NTC) in Libya to take urgent action to guarantee the safety of thousands of African Migrants currently trapped in parts of the country. Full text...

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