Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A UN Security Council mission is expected in Bamako on Saturday for an official two-day visit, the Permanent Mission of Mali in New York announced in a statement. "The main objective of this mission is to assess the political, security, humanitarian, human rights, development and transitional timetable [...]
©- - 22 october 2021 - 13:58:06 - thread Politics (191 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Sudanese Foreign Minister Ms. Mariam el Sadiq el Mahdi has admitted the presence of Sudanese mercenaries in Libya. Responding to a question from PANA on the sidelines of Thursday's international conference on supporting the stability of Libya, Ms. El Mahdi said: "Yes, Sudanese who work as mercenaries [...]
©- - 22 october 2021 - 13:17:24 - thread Politics (336 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed announced on Wednesday he had decided to withdraw the diplomatic passport of any personality who had solicited foreign intervention in the country's internal affairs. "Some people have gone abroad to harm Tunisia's interests," he said. Saied was referring in particular to the former president, [...]
©- - 14 october 2021 - 19:39:46 - thread Politics (289 words)


Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The former Guinean president, Alpha Conde, 83, ousted by a military junta on 5 September, could be released soon to go to Turkey at the request of his friend, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who keeps pleading for his immediate release, a well-informed source told PANA here Wednesday. "The [...]
©- - 15 september 2021 - 19:54:36 - thread Politics (369 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A high-level mediation mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, ended a three-day working visit to Bamako on Tuesday. In the communiqué read by the ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, General Francis Behanzin, the [...]
©- - 08 september 2021 - 11:54:48 - thread Politics (494 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The ambassadors of the group of seven most industrialised countries (G7) on Monday called on Tunisian President Kais Saied, to accelerate the appointment of a new Prime Minister and the return to the constitutional regime in which an elected Parliament plays a major role. This is as [...]
©- - 07 september 2021 - 17:18:44 - thread Politics (312 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan elite armed unit, known as Brigade 444, Saturday announced its commitment to respect the ceasefire in Tripoli following "the orders of the High Commander and Chief of Staff of the army and the Minister of Defence", official sources said here Sunday. It rejected accusations of [...]
©- - 05 september 2021 - 16:57:42 - thread Politics (688 words)


Tripoli Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbaiba has called a meeting on the bloody clashes that occurred on Friday in Salaheddine area, a southern suburb of Tripoli. According to reports, some people were killed or injured during the incident that terrified the civilian population. The meeting, scheduled for late Saturday, [...]
©- - 04 september 2021 - 18:09:18 - thread Politics (434 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The foreign ministers of Libya's neighbouring countries Thursday stressed the need to involve neighbouring countries in talks on the process of withdrawing all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, an official statement said here. They called on Libyan institutions to make the joint security agreement effective and [...]
©- - 02 september 2021 - 21:43:43 - thread Politics (948 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia's security and stability are closely related to those of Libya, the Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Othman Jerandi, reaffirmed on Monday evening in Algiers. Quoted in a statement of the ministry, Jerandi, who was addressing the ministerial meeting of Libya's neighbours, recalled [...]
©- - 31 august 2021 - 18:59:28 - thread Politics (272 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President, Kais Saeid, has reassured his Algerian counterpart, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, during a telephone conversation that Tunisia "is in the right direction to consecrate democracy and multiparty system," the Algerian presidency announced on Sunday. President Saeid also informed Mr. Tebboune that important decisions will be unveiled very [...]
©- - 01 august 2021 - 16:34:19 - thread Politics (153 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed on Thursday named the director of the General Administration of Presidential Security, Ridha Gharsallaoui, to head the Interior Ministry, the presidency announced. Mr. Gharsalaoui succeeds the dismissed Tunisian Prime Minister, Hichem Mechichi, who was heading the Interior Ministry. The new Interior Minister has been [...]
©- - 30 july 2021 - 11:11:40 - thread Politics (155 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian president received here Thursday the vice-president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdellah Al-Lafi, a statement of the Tunisian presidency announced. The Tunisian head of state affirmed Tunisia's constant desire to further strengthen the fraternal relations that bind it to Libya and its deep determination to [...]
©- - 29 july 2021 - 21:10:05 - thread Politics (215 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Kais Saeid received here Tuesday Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, special envoy, with a verbal message from Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. The meeting reaffirmed the ties between leaders of the two countries, "bound by relations of shared respect and consideration and animated by a constant [...]
©- - 27 july 2021 - 22:34:38 - thread Politics (130 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian president Kais Saied and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune have spoken by phone on the political situation in Tunisia, the Algerian presidency has said. It provided no details of their discussion. The United States, United Nations, European Union, Russia, Libya and Arab League and human rights groups [...]
©- - 27 july 2021 - 11:54:16 - thread Politics (190 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ján Kubiš, warned on Thursday before the Security Council that Libya would slide into violence and chaos, as well as the collapse of the ceasefire agreement if the process [...]
©- - 15 july 2021 - 21:51:29 - thread Politics (697 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA)  - The Libyan prime minister of the Government of National Accord, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, Thursday urged the concerned legislative bodies and institutions to work together towards holding general election on 24 December. The Libyan political process has resulted in the adoption of a roadmap by the Libyan Political Dialogue [...]
©- - 15 july 2021 - 20:58:31 - thread Politics (606 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdoulaye Diop, has appealed to the international community to show a dispassionate understanding of the ongoing political crisis in Mali, especially the events of May 25 which toppled the transitional administration. Speaking during a meeting on Monday in Bamako with ambassadors [...]
©- - 22 june 2021 - 18:04:33 - thread Politics (709 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella said on Wednesday that national reconciliation and stability in Libya are "priorities of Italian foreign policy" and that their achievement requires "the departure of mercenaries and foreign forces from Libyan soil. Mattarella was speaking at a meeting with his Tunisian counterpart, Kais Saeid, [...]
©- - 17 june 2021 - 14:12:12 - thread Politics (125 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Pan-African Parliament has asked the European Parliament not to get involved in the crisis between the Kingdom of Morocco and Spain, stressing that this crisis between the two countries is a bilateral one that can be resolved through diplomatic means or direct bilateral negotiation. "It is [...]
©- - 11 june 2021 - 17:56:36 - thread Politics (482 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - After his meeting with the ECOWAS mediator for Mali and former Nigerian president, Dr. Goodluck Janathan, the Malian Prime Minister, Choguel Kokalla Maïga, announced on Wednesday that a publication of the composition of the government will be made "at the latest next Sunday". Maiga told reporters after [...]
©- - 10 june 2021 - 17:15:25 - thread Politics (324 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Col. Assimi Goïta, sworn in on Monday before the Supreme Court as President of the Transition in Mali, is one of the young officers who toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita, on 18 August, 2020, in a military coup. After the coup, he was president of the National [...]
©- - 08 june 2021 - 17:10:58 - thread Politics (484 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Constitutional Court of Mali on Friday installed Col. Assimi Goita, president of the transition and head of state, following the resignation of the former president, Bah N'Daw, dethroned in a second military coup in nine months, PANA learned from an official source. Goïta, the vice-president of [...]
©- - 29 may 2021 - 14:42:21 - thread Politics (359 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Former top leaders of the Transition Government of Mali who resigned on Wednesday have been released from custody by the military. Transition President Bah N'Daw and Prime Ministe, Moctar Ouane were arrested just after the announcement of a new government team and taken to Kati military camp, [...]
©- - 27 may 2021 - 15:34:33 - thread Politics (259 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) President Jean Claude Brou have strongly condemned the arrest on Monday  of the Malian Transition President Bah N'Daw, and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, as well [...]
©- - 25 may 2021 - 15:30:03 - thread Politics (316 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Local Committee for the monitoring of the Transition in Mali "demands the immediate and unconditional release" of the President of the Transition, Bah N'Daw, and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, who were arrested on Monday by the military, shortly after the announcement  of the new Malian [...]
©- - 25 may 2021 - 12:58:32 - thread Politics (544 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) –  The South African government on Saturday condemned Israel's "unjust attacks on civilians in Gaza and Jerusalem" and said the atrocities should be investigated and referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as possible crimes against humanity. This week’s clashed have claimed more than 100 lives, [...]
©- - 15 may 2021 - 12:00:29 - thread Politics (175 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediator for Mali, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, arrived in Bamako on Sunday as part of his follow-up to the recommendations of the Accra mini-summit of heads of state of the sub-regional organization, PANA learned from an official [...]
©- - 10 may 2021 - 17:07:44 - thread Politics (301 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya has rejected  pronouncement by Chadian Defence minister, Gen. Daouda Ibrahim, who described the country as a "refuge for terrorism", considering the Chadian official's statement as unfounded. The Libyan News Agency, LANA, said on Friday that the minister's description of  Libya as a "refuge for terrorist groups" [...]
©- - 08 may 2021 - 11:10:38 - thread Politics (622 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The president of the Congress of the Toubou tribe in Libya, Issa Abdelmadjid Mansour, accused Libyan and foreign forces, including mercenaries of the Russian group Wagner, of supporting military operations against Chad from Libya. Quoted in a statement posted on the Facebook page of the US Embassy [...]
©- - 22 april 2021 - 12:53:19 - thread Politics (372 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia says it is following developments in Chad after the death of President Idriss Déby Itno and affirms its adherence to the standards of democracy and categorical rejection of violence in all its forms. "Tunisia expresses the hope that the current situation will be overcome in a [...]
©- - 22 april 2021 - 10:02:20 - thread Politics (138 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba affirmed on Monday their commitment to the agreement on the delimitation of maritime borders between his country and Libya. The Turkish government and the former Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) on 27 November 2019 signed [...]
©- - 13 april 2021 - 12:10:45 - thread Politics (572 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will attend Thursday’s high-level meeting of regional leaders following an attack by Islamic State-linked insurgents that killed numerous people, in the northern Mozambique town of Palma two weeks ago. Talks on the crisis will take place in Maputo with [...]
©- - 07 april 2021 - 12:42:38 - thread Politics (171 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday assured South Africans that his government is working hard to secure the safety of its nationals living and working in Mozambique. He expressed concerns about “the safety of our people in Pemba and in Palma” where a wave [...]
©- - 02 april 2021 - 15:02:32 - thread Politics (323 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The international community expressed its support for Mali's quest for political stability and peace, following the August coup, at the second meeting of the Transition Support Group in Mali, held on Monday in the Togolese capital. Political and peace officials of institutions such as the UN and [...]
©- - 09 march 2021 - 12:02:52 - thread Politics (442 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - United Nations efforts to advance the political process in Libya were the main focus of talks on Monday between the Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Jerandi, and the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Libya and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, according [...]
©- - 16 february 2021 - 15:14:15 - thread Politics (221 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A combined military and civilian task force has been formed in Ethiopia to lead the administration of an Ethiopian region where mass tribal killings occurred recently. The Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed the task force which involves top Federal Government officials and senior military commanders to [...]
©- - 29 december 2020 - 14:15:06 - thread Politics (244 words)


Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The flight of Joseph Kabila, Honorary President of the DRC and leader of the Common Front for Congo (FCC) party, to Lubumbashi, in the Haut-Katanga province, on Saturday was stopped for unexplained reasons. According to airport sources, the flight plans of two planes chartered for this [...]
©- - 05 december 2020 - 18:48:54 - thread Politics (211 words)


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)