Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Responsibility for the withdrawal "of mercenaries and foreign forces from Libya lies with the countries that were involved in the conflict," Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, has said. The UN official has also expressed hope that the international community will commit [...]
©- - 04 november 2020 - 12:34:16 - thread Politics (398 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The home of opponent Henri Konan Bédié, who has rejected the results of the presidential polls, was surrounded on Tuesday by Ivorian security forces. The results returned incumbent president Alassane Ouattara, to a third-term as president. According to witnesses quoted by the local press, a hundred policemen [...]
©- - 03 november 2020 - 18:25:21 - thread Politics (136 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams, has told participants of the first virtual meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) on Monday that Libyans are eager to turn the page from [...]
©- - 26 october 2020 - 15:46:18 - thread Politics (441 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - France Saturday welcomed the signing of a ceasefire agreement Friday in Geneva between the various protagonists of the crisis in Libya, "This agreement marks an important step towards a sovereign, stable and united Libya, which involves the cessation of military operations, the departure of foreign mercenaries from [...]
©- - 24 october 2020 - 19:46:17 - thread Politics (378 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The President of the Moroccan Chamber of Councillors, the second chamber of Parliament, Hakim Benchamach, reiterated, on Thursday, the firm position of Morocco on supporting Libyans to the crisis in the country. According to a statement of the Chamber, Mr. Benchamach was speaking during his meeting with [...]
©- - 23 october 2020 - 12:13:10 - thread Politics (196 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and current chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) heads of state and government, is expected to arrive here Sunday, official sources told PANA. The Ghanaian president will be received on arrival by the President of the Transition, [...]
©- - 11 october 2020 - 12:15:19 - thread Politics (313 words)


N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - The Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) has welcomed the agreements reached between the delegations of the High Council of State and the Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament), resulting from the 2nd round of the inter-Libyan dialogue in Bouznika, Morocco. In a statement, CEN-SAD said it had followed [...]
©- - 09 october 2020 - 17:44:09 - thread Politics (335 words)


Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) on Thursday welcomed Morocco's initiative to support the UN-led mediation process to resolve the conflict in Libya, Foreign Affairs Spokesman, Peter Stano, told the press. "The EU welcomes any initiative to support the UN-led mediation process and to advance the resolution of the [...]
©- - 09 october 2020 - 16:44:48 - thread Politics (341 words)


Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Greens group in the European Parliament on Thursday welcomed Morocco's mediation in the inter-Libyan dialogue. "We congratulate Morocco's intermediation, a partner of Europe and a regional player, which here demonstrates its diplomatic scope," said European Parliamentarian Mounir Satouri in a tweet on behalf of the Green [...]
©- - 09 october 2020 - 15:50:22 - thread Politics (256 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Former Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and former Speaker of the National Assembly Moussa Timbiné, who were arrested during the coup that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on 18 August, were released on Wednesday night. This was contained in a statement by the Vice President of the [...]
©- - 08 october 2020 - 10:36:54 - thread Politics (263 words)


Bouznika, Morocco (PANA) - Delegations representing the Libyan House of People's Representatives (Parliament) and the Libyan High Council of State, meeting in the inter-Libyan dialogue session, announced on Saturday that their parley in Bouznika will continue until they reach an "inclusive consensus" on the sharing of posts in a united [...]
©- - 04 october 2020 - 11:59:07 - thread Politics (182 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The final version of the Transition Charter put in place after the 18 August coup d'état, as demanded by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), was published here Thursday in the official gazette, PANA noted. According to this Charter, the vice-president will not be able [...]
©- - 02 october 2020 - 21:51:05 - thread Politics (223 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The special envoy of the United States of America for the Sahel region, Dr. J. Peter Pham, arrived in Bamako on Wednesday for a three-day visit to Mali, PANA learned on Thursday from reliable sources. During his stay, which will end on Saturday, Pham will meet with [...]
©- - 01 october 2020 - 16:43:05 - thread Politics (200 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Resident Representative in Mali of the President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Prof. Hamidou Boly, said Wednesday in Bamako, after an audience with Malian new Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, that sanctions against the country will be lifted as [...]
©- - 01 october 2020 - 14:59:02 - thread Politics (466 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - The spokesperson for the the French foreign ministry says that it is up to Libyans to decide the future of the country when the prime minister Fayez Al-Sarraj resigns by the end of October. Al-Sarraj, who is the President of the Presidential Council of the Government of [...]
©- - 26 september 2020 - 16:17:07 - thread Politics (331 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The president of the Transition in Mali, Colonel Major Bah NDaw (Rtd), and the vice- president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, were sworn into office here Friday at the Bamako International Conference Center, PANA reported. The two personalities were appointed Monday by a college to lead the Transition over [...]
©- - 25 september 2020 - 23:50:26 - thread Politics (129 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The former Senegalese Foreign Minister, Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, was Wednesday appointed by the Secretary-General of La Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo, special envoy to monitor the situation in Mali, a statement issued by the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) obtained by PANA here said. "This designation is part [...]
©- - 23 september 2020 - 16:33:45 - thread Politics (296 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Discussions between the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the military junta that took power since August 18 in Mali, and the June 5 Movement ''Rassemblement des forces patriotiques'' (M5-RFP), the brain behind the massive protest that sparked the coup against president Ibrahim [...]
©- - 19 september 2020 - 16:40:11 - thread Politics (313 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The spokesman for the National Council for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the military junta that took power in Mali, Colonel Major Ismaël Wagué, announced on Wednesday in Bamako that the CNSP has begun the process of constituting the College which is to appoint the [...]
©- - 17 september 2020 - 17:20:20 - thread Politics (519 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Two flights from Casablanca's Mohamed V International Airport in Morocco have flown home members of the two Libyan delegations that took part in talks in Bouznika, Morocco, aimed at settling Libya's political crisis. Also flown home are Libyans who were stranded in Morocco since last March following [...]
©- - 17 september 2020 - 17:05:42 - thread Politics (234 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The President of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNPS), the military junta that seized power on 18 August in Mali, Colonel Assimi Goita, on was on Monday briefed the Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the situation in Mali since the [...]
©- - 15 september 2020 - 10:59:38 - thread Politics (301 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A group of civil society organisations in Tripoli has called for the UN Commission's consultations in Libya to be broadened its focus to include other segments of the Libyan people, rather than limiting participation to official political forces and bodies that dominate the scene. In a statement [...]
©- - 14 september 2020 - 14:51:54 - thread Politics (667 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Executive Secretariat of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) Friday welcomed the successful outcome of the inter-Libyan talks held in Bouznika, Morocco, a statement issued here Saturday said. "The Executive Secretariat of CEN-SAD takes note and welcomes the successful outcome of the inter-Libyan talks held in [...]
©- - 12 september 2020 - 14:30:14 - thread Politics (317 words)


Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - The Turkish Foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Friday discussed on phone with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, the Libyan crisis following the talks held recently in Bouznika, the state-run news agency, MAP, reported here. The head of Turkish diplomacy welcomed [...]
©- - 12 september 2020 - 14:11:53 - thread Politics (175 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita, spoke Friday on phone with U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale on bilateral issues and the Libyan crisis. A statement by the Moroccan ministry of Foreign Affairs said the [...]
©- - 12 september 2020 - 11:17:33 - thread Politics (175 words)


N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) said on Monday that it is following with "particular attention and great satisfaction" the inter-Libyan talks that started last Sunday in the Moroccon town of Bouznika. It expressed its full support for the peace process and called on the international community [...]
©- - 08 september 2020 - 12:18:37 - thread Politics (305 words)


Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, on Monday had a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Chokri, focusing on the latest developments related to the Libyan crisis and joint efforts to achieve a political settlement. According to a [...]
©- - 08 september 2020 - 11:36:16 - thread Politics (232 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) has directed former parliamentarians and ministers to return buttons and service vehicles to the National Directorate of State Property, no later than September 8, according to a press statement issued by the junta on national television [...]
©- - 07 september 2020 - 15:30:47 - thread Politics (154 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Mauritanians Abroad, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, arrived in Bamako on Thursday for a "listening and solidarity visit to Mali", PANA learnt from an official source. As soon as they arrived in the Malian capital, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and his [...]
©- - 04 september 2020 - 15:18:18 - thread Politics (411 words)


Bamako, Mali ( PANA) - A high-powered delegation of Mali's military junta, the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), led by its chairman, Colonel Assimi Goita, on Thursday visited ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita, who had been admitted at a clinic in the capital, Bamako. The former president [...]
©- - 04 september 2020 - 12:11:05 - thread Politics (247 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Members of the 6th legislature of the National Assembly of Mali have described as "null and void" the dissolution of the parliamentary institution by former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. In a memorandum released on Wednesday, the parliamentarians said they are seeking the involvement of ECOWAS for the [...]
©- - 03 september 2020 - 17:38:50 - thread Politics (310 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the military junta that seized power in Mali on August 18, is will organize National Consultation on the Management of the Political Transition in Mali from September 5 to 6, PANA learned from official sources. The purpose [...]
©- - 01 september 2020 - 18:25:16 - thread Politics (271 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A delegation of the June 5-Movement of Patriotic Forces (M5-RFP), the main umbrella group in the protests against ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his regime on Saturday met the military junta in Kati, 15 km from Bamako. The meeting followed its criticisms of the National Committee [...]
©- - 30 august 2020 - 17:04:04 - thread Politics (160 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Algerian Foreign Minister, Sabri Boukadoum, arrived in Bamako on Friday for talks with officials of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the junta that took power on 18 August, 2020, in Mali, the Information and Press Office of the Malian Ministry [...]
©- - 28 august 2020 - 15:40:22 - thread Politics (292 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Deputy Special Representative of Secretary-General, Stéphanie Williams, said in Rabat on Thursday that Morocco is providing unwavering and continuous support for UN efforts in Libya. "The declaration of the President of the Presidential Council of [...]
©- - 28 august 2020 - 15:26:07 - thread Politics (522 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, said on Thursday in Rabat that Morocco supports the UN efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis. Addressing a press conference at the end of his talks with Stephanie Williams, acting head of the [...]
©- - 28 august 2020 - 13:03:00 - thread Politics (709 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune has reaffirmed his support for the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan people for a political solution. This was during a meeting on Wednesday evening with the chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez al-Sarraj, focusing on developments in Libya and [...]
©- - 27 august 2020 - 12:21:42 - thread Politics (226 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The the military junta that seized power on August 18 in Mali, otherwise called the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), met on Wednesday with the June 5 Patriotic Forces Rally (M5-RFP) members to work out a timetable for the civil political transition. The meeting [...]
©- - 26 august 2020 - 18:23:36 - thread Politics (262 words)


Paris, France (PANA) -  The French minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves le Drian, met here Monday with his Chadian counterpart, Amine Abba Siddick on the current situation in Mali and the fight against terrorism in the Sahel, official sources told PANA. "The minister discussed the situation in Mali as well as [...]
©- - 25 august 2020 - 23:13:00 - thread Politics (270 words)


Bamako, Mali (PAegional NA) - The National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), a military junta that took power last Tuesday in Mali, and the delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have made significant progress after three days of discussions in Bamako, PANA learned [...]
©- - 25 august 2020 - 15:33:01 - thread Politics (527 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) -  Imam Mahmoud Dicko, leader of the June 5 Movement- Rally of Patriotic Forces (M5-RFP), Saturday admonished the military and National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), which took power Tuesday in Mali, to respect the commitments they had made. "When I came here, I promised [...]
©- - 22 august 2020 - 15:28:59 - thread Politics (535 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The military junta that seized power in Mali from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Friday received the Russian ambassador to the country, Igor Gromyco, to discuss bilateral cooperation, reliable source told PANA here. The Russian ambassador, one of the first foreign diplomats officially received by the junta, told [...]
©- - 22 august 2020 - 13:48:52 - thread Politics (212 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) -  The Tunisian Foreign ministry said here Friday his country "is following with concern the developments in the Republic of Mali”.  It said in a statement that Tunisia “rejects any change of government outside the constitutional framework" in accordance with the provisions of the African Charter on Democracy. It [...]
©- - 22 august 2020 - 10:25:49 - thread Politics (173 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the military junta that seized power this week in Mali, after forcing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, met the political class on Thursday as part of its engagement with identifiable groups. This first meeting with civil [...]
©- - 21 august 2020 - 10:18:07 - thread Politics (290 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The military junta, which seized power in Mali on Tuesday by overthrowing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, has announced the opening of borders on Friday. This is as heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) tightened sanctions, while demanding the restoration of [...]
©- - 21 august 2020 - 09:29:21 - thread Politics (185 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday called on the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), Mali's ruling junta, to release members of the government, end arbitrary arrests and investigate the unlawful killing of four people. "We are concerned about the arrest of several members of [...]
©- - 20 august 2020 - 15:50:24 - thread Politics (449 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - In a statement obtained by PANA on Thursday, the Opposition Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD), said it was following with regret the mutiny of 18 August 2020, sparked by the "chaotic management" of the country by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and his regime. The mutiny [...]
©- - 20 august 2020 - 15:42:58 - thread Politics (297 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The ruling party in Mali, the Rally for Mali (RPM), says it has "taken note of the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita" and "vigorously condemns this coup d'état", calling it a crime against the Malian people". It demands the unconditional release of President Keita and all [...]
©- - 20 august 2020 - 15:15:20 - thread Politics (432 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - France, which condemned the coup d'état that led to the arrest and resignation of Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, announced on Thursday that it would maintain the Barkhane force in the country to fight terrorism. "Operation Barkhane, requested by the Malians and authorized by the UN [...]
©- - 20 august 2020 - 14:49:25 - thread Politics (231 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, who is participating by videoconference in an extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the socio-political situation in Mali, says that the meeting is aimed at adopting "strong measures" to restore constitutional order. "We are mobilized for [...]
©- - 20 august 2020 - 14:30:57 - thread Politics (373 words)