Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The "outcome of the crisis in Libya is the organisation of elections", said Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, affirming that "without these elections, it is impossible to establish legality in Libya. Speaking at a joint press conference with the UN Special Representative in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, in [...]
©- - 30 january 2023 - 19:29:20 - thread Politics (447 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - France on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Burkina Faso after the authorities in Ouagadougou asked Paris to replace him. "In the context of the latest developments in Burkina Faso, we have decided to recall our ambassador to Paris, to consult on the state and prospects of [...]
©- - 26 january 2023 - 15:45:47 - thread Politics (195 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - France received Tuesday the request of Burkina Faso to withdraw its troops deployed in the country and said it would respect the deadline of one month required, French media announced on Wednesday, citing the spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the French [...]
©- - 25 january 2023 - 19:20:09 - thread Politics (225 words)


Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The head of state of the DR Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, once again singled out Rwanda during an exchange on Tuesday on the sidelines of the opening session of the 53rd edition of the Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland. "The head of state is taking advantage of [...]
©- - 18 january 2023 - 19:37:38 - thread Politics (504 words)


Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The government has condemned the bomb attack perpetrated on Sunday 14 January, 2023, on a church in Kasindi in the province of North Kivu (eastern DR Congo), a border town between DR Congo and Uganda,  "The government vigorously condemns the bomb attack visibly perpetrated by ADF [...]
©- - 16 january 2023 - 16:29:00 - thread Politics (367 words)


Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The government of DR Congo, MONUSCO and the Kenyan force have jointly assessed their joint actions and ways to strengthen and plan future operations. The decision was taken during two security and defence meetings chaired on Friday by Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi at the African Union [...]
©- - 07 january 2023 - 19:03:33 - thread Politics (500 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The pardon granted on Friday by the President of the Transition of Mali, Colonel Assimi Goïta, to the 49 Ivorian soldiers detained since last July reinforces relations of friendship, fraternity and good neighbourliness between the Republic of Mali and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, the spokesperson [...]
©- - 07 january 2023 - 18:48:34 - thread Politics (374 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's Transitional President Colonel Assimi Goita has granted a presidential pardon, with full remission of sentence, to 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali since 10 July. The decree announcing the news was read this Friday evening on Malian national television. Last Friday, the Malian judiciary sentenced the 46 [...]
©- - 07 january 2023 - 14:38:19 - thread Politics (219 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government, Wednesday condemned the incursion of the extremist Israeli minister of the Israeli occupation government of the Esplanade of the Mosques of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) under the protection of security forces in an attempt to change their [...]
©- - 04 january 2023 - 20:11:24 - thread Politics (328 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The President of the Transition of Mali, Colonel Assimi Goïta, received, on 4 January 2023, the President of the Republic of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, who is on a 24-hour working visit to Mali, an official statement said here Wednesday. The two personalities will have a working [...]
©- - 04 january 2023 - 14:55:24 - thread Politics (132 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia's national carrier on Wednesday resumed regular flights to Mekelle, the capital of Tigray region, following instructions by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of various bodies to expedite resumption of services to the war-ravaged region. The state-run Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) said the [...]
©- - 28 december 2022 - 17:28:31 - thread Politics (542 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The search for an alternative to overcome the impasse in the political process due to the disagreements between the House of Representatives (Parliament) and the High Council of State has become the main concern of the mediation efforts led by the Special Representative of the UN [...]
©- - 22 december 2022 - 19:50:42 - thread Politics (1758 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - A delegation of civil society from the southern provinces of Morocco revealed this week in Berlin "the serious human rights violations perpetrated by the Polisario Front against the sequestered people in the camps of Tindouf, in Algerian territory", reports the local Moroccan press. During the meetings held [...]
©- - 04 december 2022 - 13:32:42 - thread Politics (363 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The leaders of Angola, DR Congo and Burundi are to meet "soon" in Bujumbura to assess the implementation of the resolutions of their mini-summit on the security crisis in the DR Congo held on Wednesday in the Angolan capital, the final communiqué said. The presidents of Angola, Joao Manuel [...]
©- - 24 november 2022 - 12:09:22 - thread Politics (302 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Burundian head of state, Evariste Ndayisimiyé, and current chairman of the East African Community (EAC), arrived on Wednesday in Luanda, the Angolan capital, to participate in a regional mini-summit on the security crisis in DR Congo, an official statement said. The mini-summit comes shortly after a [...]
©- - 23 november 2022 - 14:36:29 - thread Politics (463 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The task of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, to hold elections in the country is being complicated by the ever present differences in the positions of  the world's major powers within the UN Security Council. These disagreements have always had echoes [...]
©- - 17 november 2022 - 17:41:20 - thread Politics (910 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The US special envoy and ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, has said that his country could re-evaluate its relations with actors and institutions that are delaying and impeding progress towards political solutions, warning that the status quo cannot be maintained. This came in a statement from the [...]
©- - 10 november 2022 - 19:44:56 - thread Politics (420 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - With the political stalemate in Libya persisting since the postponement of last December's elections, the head of the eastern-based Libyan National Army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has issued new threats to resort to arms and wage "a decisive battle to liberate the country". A new media outing that [...]
©- - 03 november 2022 - 21:59:42 - thread Politics (1745 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The African Union (AU) is hosting high-level delegations to discuss the peace process for Ethiopia in South Africa. AU-led peace talks, which had been postponed once for logistical reasons, are being conducted through a high level panel of eminent Africans, established purposefully for the Ethiopian [...]
©- - 25 october 2022 - 12:46:09 - thread Politics (238 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdoulaye Diop, denied Tuesday before the Security Council many allegations contained in the latest quarterly report of the UN Secretary General on the situation in Mali, reports the Malian News Agency (AMAP). Before the UN Security Council meeting to examine the [...]
©- - 19 october 2022 - 20:25:11 - thread Politics (789 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The new Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, arrived here Friday to officially begin his mission of relaunching the political process in this North African country. Bathily, from Senegal, has inherited a situation of total [...]
©- - 16 october 2022 - 20:18:07 - thread Politics (1427 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa was among 15 African countries that abstained from a UN General Assembly resolution condemning Russia for its holding of referendums in four occupied Ukrainian provinces last month before annexing them to Russia. Wednesday’s vote means South Africa has abstained from every UN General Assembly resolution [...]
©- - 13 october 2022 - 12:42:24 - thread Politics (249 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The United Nations has expressed serious concern about the military's decision to suspend the activities of political parties after a second coup in Burkina Faso in the space of eight months. Captain Ibrahim Traore took power, forcing Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba to step down and go into exile [...]
©- - 08 october 2022 - 19:44:48 - thread Politics (392 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Sahrawi Movement for Peace (MSP) pleaded Friday for the strengthening of confidence in the role of the United Nations (UN) "as the central element of a compromise solution" in the Western Sahara dispute. This plea was contained in a text titled "Las Palmas Manifesto" published by [...]
©- - 24 september 2022 - 11:29:55 - thread Politics (536 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has affirmed the need to achieve three main demands to overcome the crisis in Libya. These, he said, are namely the maintenance of peace, an urgent agreement between the House of Representatives (Parliament) and the High State Council to allow elections to take [...]
©- - 15 september 2022 - 18:43:59 - thread Politics (707 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - At the end of an extraordinary meeting of the Security Council held on Wednesday, the Ivorian government announced that it had referred the arrest of 46 of its soldiers by Mali to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission. It has therefore urged the [...]
©- - 14 september 2022 - 19:54:40 - thread Politics (630 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Security Council will hold an informal consultative session on Tuesday On developments in Libya during which members will hear briefing from the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). A publication on the UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs website said the UN Mission and the sanctions [...]
©- - 30 august 2022 - 12:35:37 - thread Politics (273 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Presidential Council has urged everyone to assume their responsibilities for the stability of the country and spare it from any possible war. in its first reaction to the deadly clashes in Tripoli between rival armed groups last weekend, the Council held an extraordinary meeting during [...]
©- - 29 august 2022 - 11:13:00 - thread Politics (245 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdoulaye Diop, has sent a letter to the President of the UN Security Council denouncing the "repetitive and frequent violations" of the country's airspace by French forces and called for an emergency session of the Council to consider the complaint. He [...]
©- - 18 august 2022 - 12:59:23 - thread Politics (345 words)


Cotonou Benin (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Mediator for Guinea, former Beninese President Boni Yayi, will arrive in Conakry next Sunday, as part of the management of the crisis in the country. A statement from the sub-regional group said the itinerary of the ECOWAS mediator includes [...]
©- - 17 august 2022 - 12:13:09 - thread Politics (128 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Signs of possible military clashes in Libya arising from the political impasse have led in recent days to demonstrations threatening to plunge the country back into security chaos. Indeed, the option of war seems to be the only way left to the Libyan protagonists to deal with [...]
©- - 11 august 2022 - 20:57:16 - thread Politics (1414 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Raisedon Zenenga, on Wednesday reiterated the mission's commitment to the Libyan people and supporting the country on its path to peace, stability, and prosperity. This was contained in a statement on the third anniversary of [...]
©- - 11 august 2022 - 07:48:26 - thread Politics (162 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The departure of the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General, Stephanie Williams, who was leading mediation efforts in Libya to relaunch the electoral process and maintain the ceasefire, risks aggravating the impasse in the north African country. Indeed, the political impasse has never been as deep [...]
©- - 04 august 2022 - 20:37:09 - thread Politics (1554 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The latest armed clashes between rival armed groups in Tripoli and Misrata, particularly the deadly one in the Libyan capital that killed 16 people and wounded 52 others, have heightened the already feverish tension in the country. This is due to the stalemate in the political process [...]
©- - 28 july 2022 - 21:42:19 - thread Politics (1532 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The spokesperson for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Olivier Salgado, has 72 hours to leave the country, a statement from the Malian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said here Wednesday. It notified the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General [...]
©- - 20 july 2022 - 20:11:25 - thread Politics (369 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - After being on the sidelines of efforts to end the Libyan crisis for a long time, the African Union (AU) appears to be taking up its rightful place in negotiations to bring peace to the North African country. And the preparatory meeting of AU experts in the [...]
©- - 17 july 2022 - 16:11:01 - thread Politics (1220 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The priority of the current phase in Libya, in the absence of a consensus on a constitutional text for the holding of general elections, is to preserve the country's calm and stability and work towards the revival of the roadmap for a clear timetable on a [...]
©- - 14 july 2022 - 20:56:52 - thread Politics (1533 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Mali, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, says here Thursday he was "happy" to note the progress made by the transitional government of Mali, under the authority of Colonel Assimi Goita, an official source told [...]
©- - 25 june 2022 - 19:18:10 - thread Politics (270 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Mediator of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) for Mali, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has been in Mali since Thursday, a good source told PANA. Jonathan will meet with the Malian authorities of the transition, representatives of political parties and civil society to find [...]
©- - 24 june 2022 - 16:49:05 - thread Politics (203 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The horizons are completely blocked in Libya as regards the prospect of a settlement of the political crisis in the country after the failure, on Sunday, of the last round of consultations between the House of Representatives (Parliament) and the High Council of State to determine [...]
©- - 23 june 2022 - 20:31:22 - thread Politics (1610 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop, has expressed his country's position, concerns and expectations for a possible renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). In an intervention on Monday before the United Nations Security [...]
©- - 14 june 2022 - 15:26:23 - thread Politics (669 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on Tuesday expressed grave concern at the resurgence of military tensions in eastern DR Congo (DRC) since the beginning of last week. In a statement the Bujumbura-based ICGLR said it "strongly condemns" this upsurge in violence attributed to [...]
©- - 01 june 2022 - 05:47:45 - thread Politics (305 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - One week after Mali's decision to withdraw from all the G5 Sahel bodies, the Chadian president and current chairman of this regional organization, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, has expressed his deep concern about this situation. He said it was through a communiqué that he learned of Mali's [...]
©- - 22 may 2022 - 12:43:39 - thread Politics (532 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is calling for a compromise between the Malian junta and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) following stiff sanctions  against the country after disagreements of an acceptable transition time table to return to constitutional rule. The call was made [...]
©- - 11 may 2022 - 13:06:38 - thread Politics (200 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - For the fourth consecutive time, the United Nations Security Council has failed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for one year. This has once again revealed the persistence of disagreements between member countries on the Libyan issue and an indication of interference [...]
©- - 02 may 2022 - 06:58:22 - thread Politics (1218 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Manfi, has renewed his call to all participants in the political process to give priority to the interest of the country, considering that consensus is the key to reach a final solution to the Libyan crisis, achieve peace [...]
©- - 20 april 2022 - 22:57:59 - thread Politics (511 words)


  Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Hopes for an end to the impasse in the political process in Libya have begun to emerge with the appointment by the Parliament of a commission to join talks with the High State Council under the initiative of the UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Libya, [...]
©- - 10 april 2022 - 18:42:53 - thread Politics (1515 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, has called for the protection of the independence and integrity of Libya's sovereign financial institutions as the country returns to the phase of divided state institutions with two rival governments. These include the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC), the [...]
©- - 28 march 2022 - 11:14:53 - thread Politics (299 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Three months after Libya's 24 December presidential election was postponed, the various parties to the conflict in the North African country have barely shifted from their positions. This is despite the unanimous position that elections offer the solution to end the cycle of violence over the past [...]
©- - 28 march 2022 - 06:01:47 - thread Politics (864 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Mali, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, ended a visit to the country on Sunday, without reaching an agreement with the authorities on the duration of the transition. The sub-regional organisation has stuck to its proposal [...]
©- - 21 march 2022 - 13:39:16 - thread Politics (337 words)