Politics - Parliament
  • Gambia: UK MPs to induct new Gambian parliamentarians
    19 september 2017 12:33:15
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - UK MPs and officials will be inducting the new parliament of Gambia in Banjul this week, where 90% of the National Assembly Members (NAM) are newly elected, a statement from the British High Commission, made available to PANA, indicated in Banjul on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Togo: Parliament to debate draft bill on presidential term limit
    07 september 2017 19:18:52
    Lome,Togo (PANA) – The Togolese National Assembly will convened in an emergency session on 12 September to debate a draft bill seeking to amend three articles of the Constitution relating to limiting terms of the president and the voting system. Full text...

  • UN: UN welcomes new Somalia Federal Parliament
    29 december 2016 14:50:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Thursday welcomed the inauguration of the new Federal Parliament of Somalia on 27 December and warmly congratulated the people of Somalia on the historic achievement in their quest for universal suffrage by 2020. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Australian parliamentary delegation visits Rwanda
    25 july 2016 13:45:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - An Australian parliamentary delegation, led by Bruce Norman Atkinson, President of the Legislative Council in Victoria state, is visiting Rwanda to strengthen and expand bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries, an official source said on Monday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Tanzania: President Magufuli inaugurates Tanzania's 11th Parliament
    20 november 2015 15:46:53
    Dodoma, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli late Friday inaugurated the country's 11th Parliament pledging to form a government that will work for the development of all people to lead the life of a middle-income nation. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Parliament approves Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as President
    04 june 2015 09:46:34
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Parliament Thursday unanimously approved globally-acclaimed scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the Island nation's President, making her the first woman to hold the position. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Woman elected Speaker of Mauritian Parliament
    22 december 2014 15:52:47
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Sixty-two-year-old Maya Hanoomanjee was Monday elected Speaker of the Parliament in Mauritius, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • South Africa: Chaos in South African Parliament as MPs defy Speaker
    13 november 2014 16:29:13
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Chaos erupted Thursday in the South African National Assembly after Speaker Baleka Mbete attempted to limit time for members' motions as opposition parties planned to call for President Jacob Zuma’s resignation over a housing scandal. Full text...

  • UN: UN studies Supreme Court ruling against Libyan parliament
    06 november 2014 22:35:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Thursday that it is closely monitoring the situation in the North African country, following a Supreme Court ruling that declared the national parliament unconstitutional. Full text...

  • Zambia: Opposition demands new constitution in Zambia
    18 september 2014 12:53:21
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – As President Michael Sata sets the policy direction for the next year when he opens the Zambian parliament this Friday, opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has challenged the head of state to address the needs of the citizens, particularly the high cost of agriculture production and the draft constitution. Full text...

  • Libya: GNC demands release of two abducted members
    21 july 2014 13:42:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan General National Congress (GNC, Parliament) has called on the government to intervene urgently to secure the release of two of its members who were kidnapped by gunmen in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Libya: 7 candidates compete for Prime Minister's job in Libya
    20 april 2014 14:53:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan National Congress (NGC), the highest political and legislative authority in Libya, Sunday began screening the seven candidates who are gunning for the post of Prime Minister, PANA reported from the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • Burundi: Parliament confirms Bazombanza as new VP
    14 february 2014 15:27:35
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Burundi National Assembly on Thursday confirmed the candidacy of Prosper Bazombanza for the post of first vice president of the Republic of Burundi, PANA learnt from legislative sources here. Full text...

  • Tunisia: New Constitution adopted
    27 january 2014 11:13:28
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia on Sunday adopted a new Constitution that caters for freedoms and rights as well as gender equality, among others, three years after the Arab Spring that has now changed the face of the region was triggered by the country. Full text...

  • Libya: Authorities appeal to friendly countries to save Libya from Kadhafi supporters
    22 january 2014 16:30:19
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The president of the Libyan National General Congress (LNGC), Nouri Abdou Seheiman, Tuesday called on "friendly and brotherly countries" he did not name, to help prevent the destabilisation of the country by supporters of the former regime of Mouammar Kadhafi, a PANA correspondent has reported from here. Full text...

  • Libyans protest against parliament's extension of tenure
    25 december 2013 12:20:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Hundreds of Libyans protested Tuesday evening in the capital, Tripoli, against the decision of the General National Congress (parliament) to extend its mandate for one year to enable it complete its task. Full text...

  • Lawmakers from 100 countries urge UN to establish global parliament
    20 december 2013 16:19:42
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 1,250 sitting and former lawmakers from over 100 countries and hundreds of renowned personalities from politics, science, cultural life and civil society have signed an international appeal urging the UN and its member states "to establish a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations". Full text...

  • Mauritius Parliament resumes Tuesday
    20 october 2012 13:53:39
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Parliament resumes sitting next Tuesday after three months vacation with 50 questions on the agenda, PANA learned on Saturday from the Office of the Speaker in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Congolese opposition rejects results of recent parliamentary elections
    18 august 2012 13:28:01
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – A number of Congolese opposition parties on Friday slammed the 15 July-5 August parliamentary elections across the country, saying the outcome was manipulated by the ruling party. Full text...

  • Ivorian National Assembly to elect Speaker on Monday
    08 march 2012 16:02:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian legislators, elected during the 11 December polls and 26 February by-elections, will elect their speaker on Monday, 12 March, 2012, PANA learnt Thursday from parliamentary sources. Full text...

  • 22nd session of ACP-EU parliamentary assembly opens in Lome
    21 november 2011 21:43:52
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The 22nd session of the joint African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)-European Union (EU) joint parliamentary assembly were officially opened on Monday in Lome. Full text...

  • Rwandan MP dismissed for aggravated assault
    19 july 2011 13:00:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - An MP of the Party for Solidarity and Progress (PSP), Alexandre Dumas Ashinzwuwera, was dismissed Tuesday by the lower house of Parliament in Rwanda for severely beating his younger brother, aged 12, last February, PANA learnt from official sources in Kigali. Full text...

  • Beninese National Assembly Speaker gets new 4-year term
    16 june 2011 15:19:15
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Mathurin Nago Cofi, re-elected for another four-year term as president of the National Assembly of Benin, was sworn in Thursday in Porto-Novo at a ceremony witnessed by several delegations from parliaments in the West African sub-region. Full text...

  • Nigeria gets new House Speaker (Updated)
    06 june 2011 16:48:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's lower legislative chamber, House of Representatives, Monday overwhelmingly elected ranking member Aminu Tambuwal from northern Sokoto state as the Speaker of the 7th session of the house. Full text...

  • African francophone Parliamentary Assembly opens in Rabat
    12 may 2011 16:31:21
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The 19th session of the Africa Regional Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie opened Thursday in Rabat, Morocco. Full text...

  • Beninese govt seeks immunity waiver for opposition MP over alleged fraud
    17 january 2011 11:48:59
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Beninese government has requested an immunity waiver for Member of Parliament Desire Vodonon of the opposition UN party, over his alleged involvement in an international fraud case, parliamentary sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Libya deposits ratified protocol for African Union Parliament
    07 november 2002 17:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Libyan government has become the ninth AU Member State to deposit the instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community relating to the Pan-African Parliament. Full text...

  • Kenyan parliament opens last session before dissolution
    01 october 2002 22:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Three months before general elections, Kenyan parliament begins its last session on Tuesday with a constitutional review, a biting teachers' strike and the presidential succession expected to top its agenda. Full text...

  • MP battles to instil common sense into comrades
    24 may 2001 10:22:00
    HARARE- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Picture a parliament which is almost evenly balanced in representation between the ruling party and the main opposition, and sharply divided MPs who nearly come to blows each time they take the floor. Full text...



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