Politics - Governance
  • Burkina Faso: Major cabinet reshuffle in Burkina Faso
    20 july 2015 14:14:29
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – There has been a major cabinet reshuffle in Burkina Faso with the interim president Michel Kafando, now taking over the portfolios of Defence and Security. Full text...

  • Nigeria: All stolen govt funds will be recovered - Pres. Buhari vows
    23 june 2015 14:43:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday assured the nation that all public funds stolen by government officials would be recovered, and that the days of impunity, lack of accountability and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian president goes on vacation
    06 february 2015 12:38:03
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has gone on a 15-day vacation, taking time off to rest in the region of Inchiri, 250 km North of Nouakchott, presidential sources here said Friday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 'Burkina Faso's transition govt. members declare assets'
    03 february 2015 14:27:04
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe Minister of Communications, Frédéric Nikiéma, declared here Monday that all members of the transition government declared their assets on 2 February, 2015, saying "these will be gazetted for public consumption." Full text...

  • Mauritius: New Mauritian govt. unveils five-year programme
    27 january 2015 13:33:04
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The newly-elected Mauritian President, Rajkeswur Purryag, Tuesday presented a five-year (2015-2019) programme of his new administration, set up a month ago following the last general elections held mid-December 2014, PANA reported from the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Infrastructure minister resigns
    09 january 2015 15:32:32
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkina Faso Minister of Infrastructure, Moumini Dieguimdé, has resigned from the acting Burkinabe government, making him the second minister to quit the administration. Full text...

  • Mauritius: New PM announces cabinet
    16 december 2014 07:31:39
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The New Mauritian Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who took office Sunday following the victory of his alliance last week Tuesday, constituted his new cabinet of 24 ministers that will take office Wednesday, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • DR Congo: PM Matata Ponyo reappointed head of national unity govt.
    08 december 2014 14:28:42
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The Congolese Prime Minister, Matata Ponyo, has been reappointed head of the national unity government, according to a presidential decree issued here Sunday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkinabe Culture minister resigns
    25 november 2014 15:04:37
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe Culture and Tourism Minister, Adama Sagnon, resigned on Tuesday following calls for his exclusion from the transitional government, formed last Sunday. Full text...

  • Sao Tome and Principe: President Costa to cooperate with opposition-led parliament
    24 november 2014 15:29:02
    Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe (PANA) - President Manuel Pinto da Costa of Sao Tome and Principe has pledged to cooperate with the Independent Democratic Action (ADI), the opposition party which won the 12 October legislative elections in the country, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • US: Nigerian diplomat, former US scribe head high-level Commission on Global Governance
    23 november 2014 18:13:09
    New York, US (PANA) - Former Nigerian Foreign MInister, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and former US Secretary of State, Ms. Maadeleine Albright, will co-chair a new commission focusing on conflict affected countries, governance, justice, cyber economy, and other global challenges, a statement announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • France: 'Presidency for life is over in Africa'
    19 november 2014 18:06:48
    Paris, France (PANA) - The establishment of a civilian transition in Burkina Faso with the appointment on Sunday night of diplomat Michel Kafando as leader of the country should warn African leaders against the tendency of "president for life". Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambian President fires Transport minister
    18 november 2014 15:19:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has sacked Ousman Badjie as the country's Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, PANA confirmed from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: West Africa media body criticises AU, ECOWAS over governance in Burkina Faso
    03 november 2014 16:44:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Accra-based sub-regional rights body, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Monday said the African Union (AU) and ECOWAS have failed Burkina Faso since former President Blaise Compaore flouted the two bodies' protocols on good governance and they remained silent. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Africa's largest economy not among continent's best governed'
    01 october 2014 13:33:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria may be Africa's largest economy and its most populous, but it is not among the continent's best governed states by far, according to the 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). Full text...

  • Sudan: Opposition calls for formation of interim national government
    19 september 2014 14:34:53
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Opposition National Umma Party (NUP) has called for the formation of an interim national government to run the general and presidential elections, set for April next year. Full text...

  • Uganda: Museveni sacks long-time PM Mbabazi
    19 september 2014 12:39:40
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - President Yoweri Museveni on Friday announced the sacking of Uganda’s long-time Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi in what is seen as the re-organisation of the government ahead of the 2016 elections. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian political parties sign Convention for Good Governance
    10 september 2014 13:48:43
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Sixty-two political parties in Mali have signed the country's Convention for Good Governance and named Dr. Boulkassoum Haïdara, vice president of the ruling Rally for Mali Party, as head of the grouping, reliable sources told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia gets new Justice, FM ministers
    26 august 2014 14:38:38
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has dropped Mama Fatima Singhateh as the country's Justice Minister, replacing her with Justice Basirou Mahoney, official sources confirmed to PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Aziz forms new government in Mauritania
    22 august 2014 15:01:58
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, re-elected recently in the country's general polls, has announced the formation of a new government comprising 27 ministers, seven of whom are women. Full text...

  • Congo: Mediator chats new course for governance in CAR
    20 august 2014 13:58:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Consultation among members of the Brazzaville forum is a prerequisite for the composition of a new government in the Central African Republic (CAR), said Mr. Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet, the Chairman of the National Transition Council (NTC) and mediator in the CAR crisis. Full text...

  • Zambia: Washington must stop encouraging abuses by Zambia’s ruling party, says CDDR
    06 august 2014 14:52:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR) in Zambia has called on the US administration to curb what it describes as blind support for the Patriotic Front (PF) government, charging that the government is responsible for growing political violence, repression and failure of governance "threatening the nation’s stability". Full text...

  • US: Civil Society Forum urges transparency, accountability in governance
    04 august 2014 17:47:52
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - More than 600 participants, comprising US and African government officials, members of the civil society groups, the diaspora, and private sector leaders on Monday in Washington DC, participated in a Civil Society Forum, as part of the US-Africa Leaders Summit. Full text...

  • Rwanda: President kagame appoints new PM
    23 july 2014 15:42:32
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, on Wednesday appointed Anastase Murekezi as his new Prime minister, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Gambia: US-based Gambians condemn President Jammeh
    23 july 2014 15:36:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – US-based Gambians, under the banner of the Democratic Union of Gambian Activists (DUGA), have condemned President Yahya Jammeh's government for oppressing its citizens over the past 20 years, DUGA said in a statement received here by PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Former president criticizes "catastrophic" situation in Mauritania
    22 july 2014 17:09:20
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The former president of Mauritania and defeated candidate in the latest presidential election, Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, has criticized what he called the "catastrophic" state of affairs in Mauritania, saying the country's political, social and economic situations were in a deplorable state. Full text...

  • Gambia: President Jammeh marks 20 years in power
    22 july 2014 15:34:14
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, Tuesday (July 22) marked his 20 years in power in a low key manner, official sources confirmed to PANA. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia gets 2nd civil service head in as many weeks
    10 july 2014 14:34:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian leader President Yahya Jammeh has appointed Dr. Kalilou Bayo as the country's newest Secretary General and Head of Civil Service, PANA confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Gambia gets new head of civil service
    02 july 2014 13:53:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has appointed Abdoulie Sallah as the country's new Secretary General and head of the civil service, PANA confirmed from here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: PM concedes defeat in constitutional court verdict
    09 june 2014 16:07:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime Minister, Ahmed Maitigue, on Monday said he will respect the verdict of the Constitutional Chamber of Libya's Supreme Court which invalidated his appointment by the General National Congress (GNC), Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan nominates former leading oppositon leader, 3 others as ministers
    04 june 2014 16:42:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday forwarded the names of four individuals, including the former Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Full text...

  • Libya: Former PM still refuses to hand over power
    01 june 2014 10:50:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Governance in Libya appears to be in limbo as former Libyan Prime Minister, Abdallah al-Theni, on Saturday reaffirmed his refusal to hand over power to Ahmed Maitigue, who was elected by the National General Congress (NGC, Parliament). Full text...

  • Senegal: African countries tasked on improving quality of governance
    31 may 2014 09:22:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - African countries have been urged to take measures to improve the quality of governance and public administration in the continent. Full text...

  • Gambia: Opposition leader says Pres Jammeh's policies have isolated country
    07 may 2014 18:24:09
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's opposition leader Omar Jallow has taken a swipe at President Yahya Jammeh's administration, saying it has alienated many friendly countries and isolated the West African nation Full text...

  • Libya: New PM promises consensual govt
    06 may 2014 13:47:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's new Prime Minister, Ahmed Maitig, has announced his intention to form an "emergency and small" government, according to his broadcast late Monday on the state-run television. Full text...

  • Libya: Speaker confirms election of new Libyan PM
    05 may 2014 12:54:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan National General Congress (Parliament) Monday confirmed Sunday's controversial election of new Libyan Prime Minister Ahmed Maitigue. Full text...

  • Libya: Businessman Ahmed Maetig is Libya's new PM
    04 may 2014 17:22:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Parliament Sunday appointed Ahmed Maetig as the country's Prime Minister, succeeding Abdullah al-Thinni who resigned from the post about three weeks ago. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritania to be peer reviewed
    25 april 2014 10:14:04
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania's governing processes will soon be reviewed under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Dr. Mustapha Mekideche, a member of the panel of eminent African personalities, has said. Full text...

  • Angola: Angolan president appoints new defence minister
    23 april 2014 14:16:19
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Wednesday appointed Joao Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço his new defence minister, replacing Cândido Pereira dos Santos Van-Dúnem. 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...

  • Libya: PM's resignation likely to worsen political crisis in Libya -- Experts
    14 april 2014 15:14:22
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Mixed reactions and interpretations have followed Saturday's resignation of the Libyan Prime Minister, Abdullah al- Theni, despite his declaration that the move was informed by the need to protect the interest of the nation. Full text...

  • Senegal: Jammeh carries out minor cabinet reshuffle in Gambia
    11 april 2014 13:43:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, has carried out a minor cabinet reshuffle, appointing a new Foreign Minister and redeploying some others, PANA reported here Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Congress confirms Abdullah al-Teni as Prime Minister
    08 april 2014 16:13:15
    Tripoli , Libya (PANA) - The General National Congress (GNC), Libya's highest political and legislative authority, on Tuesday confirmed interim Prime Minister, Abdullah al-Teni, in his post, asking him to form a new government within a week, according to Omar Hmeidan, the press officer of the GNC. Full text...

  • Mauritania: President Aziz pats self on the back, says "I've done well"
    08 april 2014 15:57:08
    Nouadhibou, Mauritania (PANA) – Assessing his first five-year term in office, the Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on Monday said he had done extremely well, particularly in the areas of politics, security and the economy. Full text...

  • Mali: Moussa Mara named Mali's new Prime Minister
    06 april 2014 14:00:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian minister of Town Planning and City policy, Mr. Moussa Mara, Full text...

  • Zambia: Sacking of Tourism Minister causes widespread speculation
    23 march 2014 12:04:11
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Michael Sata enjoys the power to hire and fire cabinet ministers without giving reasons, but the recent sacking of his Tourism Minister, Sylvia Masebo, has left almost everybody guessing why the president dismissed Masebo. Full text...

  • UN: Expert calls for good governance in Nigeria
    28 february 2014 22:26:18
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms. Rita Izsak, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, says good governance is essential for Nigeria to ensure minority rights, equality and peaceful coexistence for all its citizens. Full text...

  • Libya: Justice and construction party wants PM Zeidan to resign
    28 february 2014 00:09:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya’s justice and construction party on Thursday called on the Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, to resign, saying that the premier was not competent to lead the country’s affairs. Full text...

  • Senegal: CICC wants Sudanese President arrested
    27 february 2014 13:45:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Coalition for International Criminal Court (CICC) has urged DR Congo authorities to arrest President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan, indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal: Dismissed Gambian minister reinstated
    21 february 2014 18:30:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, on Thursday reinstated Teneng Ba Jaiteh as the country's energy minister, less than three days after firing her, a statement from the presidency revealed. Full text...

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