Politics - Governance
  • Barrow drops Gambia’s civil service chief
    15 september 2018 08:46:47
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow has dropped Mr. Habib Drammeh as Secretary General and Head of Gambia’s Civil Service. Full text...

  • Barrow spells out moves towards digital revolution in Gambia
    27 july 2018 09:29:42
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow has spelt out the communications and digital policy of his government geared towards digital revolution and connecting the Gambia to the world’s digital economy. Full text...

  • US to re-establish Military Relations with Gambia
    25 july 2018 16:07:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Ambassador Alexander Laskaris, Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, United States Africa Command (AfriComm), on Wednesday announced that the US is committed to supporting Gambia’s Security Sector Reform program. Full text...

  • Zambian Minister turns away late comers to the office
    23 july 2018 14:16:23
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo, on Monday sent away civil servants who came late for work at the Lusaka provincial administration office in the capital, Lusaka. Full text...

  • President Barrow to meet police chief
    13 july 2018 10:22:24
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow will on Friday receive in audience the county’s newly-appointed police chief at State House in Banjul. Full text...

  • Members of Gambia’s new Cabinet take oath
    09 july 2018 09:19:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow is expected to preside over the swearing-in ceremony of the new Vice President, cabinet ministers and other top senior officials on Monday. Full text...

  • Members of Gambia’s constitutional commission take oath
    04 june 2018 18:21:40
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Adama Barrow on Monday presided over the swearing-in ceremony of members of Gambia’s Constitutional Review Commission, held at State House in Banjul. Full text...

  • Buhari's 3-year score-card: Info minister says Fed. Gov't delivering on campaign promises
    28 may 2018 14:07:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Presenting the three-year scorecard of Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, to Nigerians, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Buhari Administration has kept its social contract with the Nigerian people by delivering on its campaign promises. Full text...

  • Ivorian President Ouattara in Rwanda for 'Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend'
    27 april 2018 09:48:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - President Alassane Dramane Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire has arrived in Rwanda to participate in the "Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend," the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation held every year in a different African country to debate issues of critical importance to Africa. Full text...

  • President Barrow thanks Commonwealth for readmitting Gambia
    20 april 2018 12:44:17
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President, Adama Barrow, has thanked the Commonwealth for re-admitting his country into the fold of nations of mainly former British colonies. Full text...

  • Barrow addresses UK gathering on Gambia
    18 april 2018 22:21:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Wednesday addressed a gathering in London, UK, on Gambia’s future. Full text...

  • Gambian President leaves for Rwanda
    20 march 2018 10:20:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Tuesday left Banjul for Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the extraordinary session of the African Union. Full text...

  • Senegalese President to start three-day Gambian visit
    10 march 2018 10:10:03
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Macky Sall of Senegal will embark on a three-day working visit to the Gambia, starting from March 11-13, during which he will have high-level meetings with his host, President Adama Barrow, official sources confirmed Saturday. Full text...

  • Human Rights lawyer slams Gambia's president for being "sluggish"
    30 january 2018 14:43:13
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian human right lawyer, Assan Martin, has said the coalition government of President Adama Barrow has been sluggish in delivering democratic dividends to Gambians, one year after assuming power. Full text...

  • Gambian President Barrow to meet top gov’t officials over reforms
    10 january 2018 13:43:42
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of Gambia is scheduled to meet over 144 civil servants on January 28 in his drive to reform the civil service sector, a statement from the presidency said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambian minister calls on Barrow to quit after 3 years
    04 january 2018 13:41:18
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian Minister of Agriculture, Omar Jallow, has asked President Adama Barrow to leave office after three years, saying that the president was selected by the opposition coalition to preside over a transitional government for three years. Full text...

  • Gambia denies signing MOU with Russian politician
    11 december 2017 20:57:45
    Banjul, Gambia ( PANA) – The Gambias government on Monday denied ever signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Russian politician and businessman, Mr Anton Bakov, who wanted to invest in the West African country. Full text...

  • President Barrow appoints new Interior minister
    04 december 2017 19:22:04
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow on Monday named Habib Saihou Drammeh as Minister of Interior. Full text...

  • UN West Africa cheers regional initiatives on governance, others
    02 december 2017 17:06:52
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – A meeting in Monrovia of UN heads of Missions in West Africa has welcomed regional initiatives aimed at addressing persistent challenges to governance, security, humanitarian needs, and human rights, including sexual and gender-based violence, in West Africa and the Sahel. Full text...

  • Experts, policy-makers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation
    02 december 2017 09:43:27
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Although Africa has registered strong economic growth in recent years, this growth is not inclusive as poverty and inequality continue to prevail. Full text...

  • President Bai Koroma arrives in Gambia
    30 november 2017 15:03:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone on Thursday arrived in the Gambia for a two-day working visit. Full text...

  • Gambia to embark on reform of the Civil Service
    22 november 2017 12:18:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambian government is taking steps to reform the civil service, Mrs Amie Bojang-Sissoho, Director of Press and Public Relations at the Office of the President, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe: 'Don't be afraid to name your successor,' Grace Mugabe tells 93-yr-old hubby
    29 july 2017 15:40:24
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, on Thursday publicly urged her 93-year-old husband to name a successor, as she waded into a subject that President Robert Mugabe has regarded as taboo. Full text...

  • Libya: UN Security Council mulls taking over administration in Libya
    21 july 2017 05:54:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A top Libyan politician, Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Hangari, has said that the United States and Russia, in cooperation with other members of the UN Security Council, are discussing a new resolution by the UN Security Council to take over the administration of Libya. Full text...

  • Gambia: President Barrow says he inherited low-performing public service
    06 may 2017 18:38:37
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow says his government inherited many challenges, including a low-performing public service, lacking in accountability and credible policy direction. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council urges sustained democratic governance in Somalia
    10 february 2017 21:55:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Welcoming political and security progress in Somalia since 2012, including the recently concluded elections in the country, the UN Security Council has stressed the need to maintain the momentum towards democratic governance in the African nation. Full text...

  • Senegal: Turkey welcomes transfer of power to Gambian President Barrow
    24 january 2017 16:26:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Turkey has welcomed President Adama Barrow's assumption to power as Gambia's leader following his victory in the December 2016 presidential election. Full text...

  • Senegal: Nigerian-born Chief Justice of Gambia resigns
    24 january 2017 13:44:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Nigerian-born Chief Justice of Gambia, Mr. Justice Emmanuel Fagbenle, has resigned from his position and left the Gambia for his home country, PANA confirmed from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambia: Jammeh finally relinquishes power in Gambia, goes into exile
    21 january 2017 06:35:48
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - After relinquishing power, there are indications that former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, will leave the country to make room for the country's new President, Adama Barrow, who took his oath of office on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, to return home. Full text...

  • Senegal: Civil Society Forum urges gov'ts to condemn Gambia's Jammeh
    20 january 2017 11:22:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) has called on all governments to condemn the actions of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and transmit such statement to the Gambian embassies in their countries. Full text...

  • Senegal: More ministers quit Jammeh's govt
    17 january 2017 15:52:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia's Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Abdou Kolley, along with two other ministers have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian opposition says no court injunction can stop Barrow's inauguration
    13 january 2017 15:58:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Lawyer Mai Fatty, a leading member of Gambia's opposition coalition, has said that no court injunction can prevent President-elect Adama Barrow's inauguration on 19 January. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's construction consultants urge Jammeh to hand over power
    04 january 2017 16:33:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambia Association of Construction Consultants on Wednesday urged outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to peacefully hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's president-elect calls for end to arbitrary arrests, media closure
    04 january 2017 14:29:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow has called on outgoing government of president Yahya Jammeh to end arbitrary arrests and detentions and closure of media houses in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian tycoon advises Jammeh to bow out of office
    23 december 2016 13:50:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian businessman Amadou Samba, a close confidant of President Yahya Jammeh, has advised the defeated head of state, to peacefully hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's child rights body urges Jammeh to step down
    21 december 2016 16:16:11
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia's Child Protection Alliance (CPA) has called on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to step down peacefully following his electoral defeat. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's university workers urge Jammeh to hand over power
    16 december 2016 13:53:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia University workers have called on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to peacefully hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia's envoy in US urges Jammeh to hand over power
    15 december 2016 14:46:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambia's ambassador to the United States, Sheikh Omar Faye, has urged defeated President Yahya Jammeh to peacefully hand over power to the president-elect, Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • Senegal: US urges Gambian military to withdraw from electoral commission office
    14 december 2016 18:31:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The United States on Wednesday strongly urge Gambian security forces that entered the headquarters of the country's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Tuesday ''to withdraw, and not to threaten or intimidate'' members of the Commission. Full text...

  • Senegal: IHRDA calls on Gambia's Jammeh to ensure peaceful transfer of power
    14 december 2016 16:02:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) has called on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to take measures and ensure a ''smooth and peaceful transfer of power'' to president-elect Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian Doctors urge President Jammeh to hand over power
    14 december 2016 14:52:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Medical practitioners, under the banner of Medical and Dental Association of The Gambia (MDAG), have urged President Yahya Jammeh to peacefully hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow. Full text...

  • Senegal: US condemns defeated Gambian President's call for new election
    10 december 2016 13:32:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The United States government has condemned Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's rejection of results of a presidential election that he lost and is instead calling for a new vote in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Senegal: Former UN Prosecutor disappointed over Gambia's ICC withdrawal
    28 october 2016 13:09:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian-born former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR), Hassan Jallow, says he is dismayed and disappointed over his country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • Senegal: Botswana regrets South Africa's withdrawal from ICC
    27 october 2016 15:56:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Botswana's government has expressed regret over South Africa's withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • Rwanda: AU distances self from 'Travel Advisory' circulating on the internet
    06 october 2016 15:37:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Thursday distanced itself from a satirical “travel advisory” that was quoted in several online publications this month, saying there are individuals or groups misinforming the public by sending incorrect statements in the name of the AU and making use of the logo or other symbols of the African Union to give credibility to their statements. Full text...

  • Senegal: 'Progress in African governance held back by deterioration in safety, rule of law'
    04 october 2016 11:58:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched on Monday by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that improvement in overall governance in Africa over the past ten years has been held back by a widespread deterioration in the category of Safety Full text...

  • Senegal: EU Parliamentary delegation concludes Gambia visit
    23 september 2016 14:29:11
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A delegation from the European Union (EU) parliament has concluded a working visit to the Gambia ahead of the country's December election, PANA reports Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Tension high as Nelson Mandela Bay swears in new mayor
    18 august 2016 13:42:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There were dramatic scenes at the first meeting of the new Nelson Mandela Bay council on Thursday where Democratic Alliance (DA) Athol Trollip was elected the new executive major. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA starts project on enhancing citizens’ knowledge on governance, ECOWAS
    11 august 2016 15:32:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has commenced a major project aimed at enhancing citizens’ knowledge and awareness of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and its relevant protocols and frameworks that mandate member states to be accountable to their citizens. Full text...

  • UN: UN official tasks CAR leaders on inclusive, transparent govt
    09 july 2016 07:35:30
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous late on Friday in New York said Central African Republic’s (CAR) considerable progress over the past two years risks being reversed unless national leaders demonstrate commitment to inclusive and transparent governance, and address the root causes of the crisis afflicting the country. Full text...

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