Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba has been invited to take part in the Euro-Mediterranean Summit to be held in Italy. Italian Ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi, handed the invitation to Mr. Al-Dbaiba on Monday in Tripoli, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's press [...]
©- - 20 september 2021 - 18:48:43 - thread Politics (99 words)


Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Paying attention to the health and wellbeing of their populations, Heads of State and Government in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will hold their 41st Ordinary Summit in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, on 17-18 August 2021 with a limited number so as to observe COVID-19 [...]
©- - 09 august 2021 - 13:32:37 - thread Politics (492 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya said here Thursday results of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit meetings held recently in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, and previously in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, must be translated into a practical reality. This, it said, would help it achieve the movement's fundamental objectives, including "ensuring the [...]
©- - 15 july 2021 - 20:39:43 - thread Politics (834 words)


Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) – Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are on Wednesday meeting in the Mozambican capital, Maputo, to discuss issues of regional integration, cooperation and development. Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi is chairing the Extraordinary Summit in his capacity as current Chairperson of the Community which at [...]
©- - 23 june 2021 - 09:22:59 - thread Politics (388 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A one-day extraordinary summit by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to discuss the political crisis in Mali began in Accra on Sunday afternoon with heads of state being urged to remain resolute in supporting the country to restore democracy. The current chairman of ECOWAS, [...]
©- - 30 may 2021 - 15:55:02 - thread Politics (326 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit in Accra  on Sunday to address the unfolding events in Mali where the interim president and prime minister were sacked by the military last week. The summit will be held in Ghana, which is [...]
©- - 30 may 2021 - 06:22:03 - thread Politics (399 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mr. Mohamed al-Manfi, has stressed the need to stop violations on Libya's southern borders, arguing that securing them should be a priority after the deterioration of security in neighbouring Chad. Mr. al-Manfi, who was addressing the Extraordinary Summit of Heads [...]
©- - 26 may 2021 - 11:10:44 - thread Politics (293 words)


New York, US (PANA) - A summit involving leaders of Somalia’s political factions is underway in Mogadishu, a welcome relief after months of escalating tension, the senior UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, expressing hope that a consensus on electoral plans will be announced imminently. James [...]
©- - 26 may 2021 - 06:42:19 - thread Politics (548 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Muhammadu Buhari will Sunday depart Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend the African Finance Summit, an official source said here. President Buhari, along with 17 other African leaders, four European leaders and heads of international organizations, will be received on Tuesday [...]
©- - 16 may 2021 - 16:24:31 - thread Politics (563 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Preparations for the 18th Summit of the Francophonie, scheduled to take place in Djerba, Tunisia, on 20-21 November, was the focus of a restricted ministerial council meeting chaired on Wednesday by Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi. According to an official statement, Mr. Mechichi stressed the need to [...]
©- - 06 may 2021 - 10:12:20 - thread Politics (154 words)


Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The Extraordinary Double Troika Summit (DTS) of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), held in Maputo on Thursday, has condemned the terrorist attacks in northern Mozambique and “affirmed that such heinous attacks cannot be allowed to continue without a [...]
©- - 09 april 2021 - 05:43:35 - thread Politics (451 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has congratulated the Rwandan government on progress in its preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), due to be held in the country’s capital Kigali later this year. A statement issued by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London on Friday said [...]
©- - 12 march 2021 - 13:12:00 - thread Politics (564 words)


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - East African Community (EAC) leaders on Saturday appointed Kenya's Peter Mathuki as the next Secretary-General of the regional bloc for a five-year non-renewable term. His tenure will take effect on 25 April 2021.. Mathuki takes over from Burundi’s Liberat Mfumukeko who’s completing his term. He has been [...]
©- - 27 february 2021 - 16:17:26 - thread Politics (285 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron has made it clear that the downsizing of the anti-Jihadist operation Barkhane, which currently has some 5,100 men in the Sahel, was not yet on the agenda, reassuring the Heads of State of the G5 Sahel meeting on Monday and Tuesday in [...]
©- - 17 february 2021 - 15:39:46 - thread Politics (242 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The G5 Sahel and France Summit, to be held on 15 and 16 February in N'djamena, Chad, will be decisive as it is necessary to harmonise points of view in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel. This was stated by the head of the Burkinabe [...]
©- - 11 february 2021 - 12:05:06 - thread Politics (330 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The 34th ordinary summit of the African Union (AU), which opened Saturday, has named Mali as the lead country for the theme of the year 2021: "Arts, culture and heritage: Levers to build the Africa we want." In 2020, the former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was [...]
©- - 07 february 2021 - 10:48:48 - thread Politics (188 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - US President Joe Biden, has greeted the 34th session of the African Union Heads of State and Government, saying Washington is willing to re-engage international institutions after the global experience with the coronavirus pandemic. In video remarks addressed to the 34th African Union Summit, which was [...]
©- - 06 february 2021 - 22:05:15 - thread Politics (599 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday wished African countries and people to continue to make greater achievements to progress. He made the remarks in Beijing, in his congratulatory message on the 34th African Union (AU) summit, which started Saturday in Addis Ababa. According to the Chinese news agency, [...]
©- - 06 february 2021 - 15:54:46 - thread Politics (244 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi, on Saturday assumed the rotational Chairmanship of the African Union at the opening of its 34th ordinary session of the Heads of State and Government Summit. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa symbolically handed over the [...]
©- - 06 february 2021 - 15:48:33 - thread Politics (358 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Pan-African Organization of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa) on Thursday announced that the 9th edition of the Africities Summit (Africities 9), initially scheduled for November 16 to 20, 2021, in Kisumu, Kenya, has been postponed to April 26-30, 2022. The organization said in [...]
©- - 05 february 2021 - 17:45:56 - thread Politics (283 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita said on Thursday that the African Union (AU) and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) must work in coherence and synergy to achieve successful integration of the continent. Speaking by videoconference during the  the 38th [...]
©- - 05 february 2021 - 15:37:07 - thread Politics (417 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Two senior officials of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) have expressed the hope that reconciliation among the Gulf countries and the outcome of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit held on Tuesday in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, will lead to Arab reunification and contribute effectively to [...]
©- - 06 january 2021 - 10:52:08 - thread Politics (421 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian president, Kaïs Saied, received here Friday the Secretary-General of the International Francophonie Organization (OIF), Louise Mushikiwabo, an official source told PANA here. The meeting focused on the state of progress of preparations for the Francophonie Summit due November 2021 in the Tunisian city of Djerba, [...]
©- - 18 december 2020 - 22:40:49 - thread Politics (298 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union's Peace and Security Council is holding its 11th High Level Retreat on the Promotion of Peace, Security and Stability in Africa, to discuss the strategies to improve mediation in conflicts and silencing of the guns in Africa. The 11th African Union (AU) High [...]
©- - 10 december 2020 - 12:41:38 - thread Politics (449 words)


Addis Ababa Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has warned against the profusion of weapons and the almost total absence of their control, which "have increased all forms of violence in Africa". "Inter-community conflicts, violent extremism, urban and rural banditry, large-scale poaching and trafficking of all [...]
©- - 07 december 2020 - 15:55:30 - thread Politics (304 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Head of State, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, left Brazzaville on Friday for Libreville, Gabon, for the 18th session of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), during which he will take charge of the sub-regional organization, replacing his Gabonese counterpart, Ali Bongo Ondimba. At the head [...]
©- - 27 november 2020 - 10:15:53 - thread Politics (91 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye will attend the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on Friday in Libreville, the Gabonese capital, according to an official Burundian press release. The Burundian presidential couple is expected this Thursday in [...]
©- - 26 november 2020 - 18:01:15 - thread Politics (152 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundian President, Evariste Ndayishimiye, on Friday took part in a virtual summit of the heads of state of the 12 member countries of the International Conference for Peace in the African Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Burundian public radio reported. The rotating presidency of this organization, of which [...]
©- - 20 november 2020 - 17:54:34 - thread Politics (272 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saturday decided to provide US $ 2.5 million (or 1.375 billion CFA francs) toward the organization of the 47th Session of the Committee of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) scheduled for Niamey from 27-28 November, 2020, the [...]
©- - 24 october 2020 - 19:26:12 - thread Politics (293 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The 18th  Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) will be held in November by video conference, Gabonese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pacôme Moubélé Boubeya, announced on Monday in Brazzaville after a meeting with Congolese President [...]
©- - 20 october 2020 - 14:57:36 - thread Politics (176 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General  Patricia Scotland have announced the new date for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which was to have been held in Kigali in June 2020 but was postponed because of the impact of COVID-19.   The new date agreed with member [...]
©- - 25 september 2020 - 11:15:00 - thread Politics (346 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday issued an ultimatum to the military junta in Mali to appoint, no later than 15 September, the President of the transition and his Prime Minister who must both be civilians. Concluding their 57th session in [...]
©- - 08 september 2020 - 13:34:24 - thread Politics (306 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was on Monday elected new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Niamey, Niger, an official statement said in Accra. He takes over from Nigerien President Issoufou Mahamadou, who was elected during the 55th ordinary session of [...]
©- - 08 september 2020 - 04:20:33 - thread Politics (185 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The 57th ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened Monday in Niamey, chaired by Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou, current Chair of this sub-regional institution. Opening the session, President Issoufou said that during his [...]
©- - 07 september 2020 - 15:48:50 - thread Politics (335 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, will depart Abuja on Monday for Niamey, Niger Republic, to participate in the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. According to a statement from Presidential Spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, the one-day summit will deliberate on the [...]
©- - 06 september 2020 - 16:09:13 - thread Politics (354 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegalese president, Macky Sall, leaves Dakar on Sunday for the Nigerien capital, Niamey, to take part in the 57th summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), an official communiqué issued in Dakar said. The summit will be [...]
©- - 06 september 2020 - 16:03:37 - thread Politics (179 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President, Adama Barrow, leaves Banjul on Sunday to attend the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, scheduled to take place in Niamey, Niger, on Monday, 7 September 2020.  According to an official statement, President Barrow will be accompanied on [...]
©- - 06 september 2020 - 15:46:50 - thread Politics (157 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened their second extraordinary summit by videoconference on the crisis in Mali . The meeting is the logical continuation of the previous meeting of August 20, 2020 "called urgently as soon [...]
©- - 28 august 2020 - 17:18:16 - thread Politics (381 words)


Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - As leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) prepare to meet on Monday to mark their 40th anniversary, Amnesty International is urging them to urgently take concrete measures to fix the human rights crisis in the region. The human rights advocate in a press release [...]
©- - 15 august 2020 - 05:38:34 - thread Politics (707 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The extraordinary summit of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Mali Monday took decisive steps to resolve the political impasse in that country, official sources said here. The summit, held via video-conferencing under the chairmanship [...]
©- - 27 july 2020 - 22:26:21 - thread Politics (260 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – East African leaders held a virtual Summit on Tuesday under the umbrella of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to discuss progress in the implementation of the South Sudan peace agreement. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta commended parties to the South Sudan peace process for the progress achieved [...]
©- - 14 july 2020 - 21:37:42 - thread Politics (473 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) -  Mauritanian capital Nouakchott is hosting a G5 Sahel heads of state summit on Tuesday, attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, official sources told PANA. The G5 Sahel is a sub-regional organization dedicated to combating terrorism, insecurity and coordinating development efforts. Its member countries are Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, [...]
©- - 30 june 2020 - 13:15:30 - thread Politics (187 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, will Tuesday, 30 June, 2020, take part in a G5 Sahel-France Summit in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, according to a  communiqué issued by the Burkinabe presidency. The Summit will take stock of the implementation of the action plan defined [...]
©- - 29 june 2020 - 19:16:30 - thread Politics (273 words)


London, UK (PANA) - This year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled for the Rwandan capital, Kigali, has been postponed because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. "As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to postpone the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to take [...]
©- - 22 april 2020 - 12:01:17 - thread Politics (344 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived on Wednesday in Oyo, some 400 km north of Brazzaville, to participate in a Summit of the African Union High Level Committee (AU) on Libya, public radio announced on Thursday. The South African Head of State, who is the current Chairperson [...]
©- - 12 march 2020 - 09:35:08 - thread Politics (147 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Four heads of state of the G5 Sahel have arrived in Nouakchott for their sixth summit which opens in the Mauritanian capital on Tuesday. Roc Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger and Chad's Idriss Deby Itno, will join [...]
©- - 25 february 2020 - 10:07:16 - thread Politics (138 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The sixth ordinary summit of G5 Sahel heads of state will be held on 25 February, the organization, whose permanent secretariat is seated here, announced Wednesday. The meeting of heads of state will be preceded by the 7th session of the council of ministers. Topping the agenda of [...]
©- - 19 february 2020 - 23:47:03 - thread Politics (207 words)


Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Suspended Zanu PF party youth leaders Lewis Matutu and Godfrey Tsenengamu have moved back their planned anti-corruption summit to February 21, 2020, PANA has learnt. Matutu and Tsenengamu had recently accused businessmen Kudakwashe Tagwirei, Billy Rautenbach and Tafadzwa Musarara of leading cartels that were bleeding the country [...]
©- - 16 february 2020 - 15:14:05 - thread Politics (123 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The French Ambassador to Tunisia, Olivier Poivre d'Arvor, announced on Thursday in Tunis that the Africa-France Summit will be held on June 3 and 4 in Bordeaux, France, on the theme "Change cities and territories to change life". "Nearly 50 states will attend the Summit, in addition [...]
©- - 14 february 2020 - 10:10:23 - thread Politics (261 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The 33rd summit of the African Union (AU), held on 9 and 10 February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, affirmed the African Organization's support for the holding of a Reconciliation Conference among Libyans to strengthen the ceasefire and start a political dialogue. Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso, chairman of [...]
©- - 11 february 2020 - 18:47:48 - thread Politics (543 words)