Politics - Governance
  • 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...

  • Senegal: ECOWAS new chair outlines plans
    22 june 2016 15:41:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The new chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, has outlined her plans for the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS said in a statement on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: VP Osinbajo to act as President Buhari goes to London for medical treatment
    06 june 2016 13:14:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is to act as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the period President Muhammadu Buhari will be away in London for medical treatment. Full text...

  • South Sudan: AU welcomes South Sudan transitional govt. of unity
    01 may 2016 19:40:52
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the formation of a new transitional government of national unity in South Sudan, calling it a positive step toward peace in the African nation. Full text...

  • Libya: Authorities launch local government system for Libya's stabilisation
    20 april 2016 13:24:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The new authorities in Libya have introduced a local government administration system aimed at stabilizing the north African country. Full text...

  • Senegal: Kofi Annan urges African leaders to leave office when time is up
    19 april 2016 13:40:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, Tuesday urged African leaders to leave when their mandated time is up and avoid excluding opposing voices if elections are to cease contributing to conflicts on the continent. Full text...

  • Senegal: African states urged to embrace Peer Review Mechanism
    06 april 2016 15:26:45
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), has called on governments to embrace the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a statement from the AU obtained by PANA revealed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari to address EU parliament
    27 january 2016 23:41:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is to address a special session of the European Union (EU) parliament and European Commission next Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA salutes Ghana's President, others on UN appointment
    20 january 2016 12:54:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has congratulated Ghana's President, John Dramani Mahama, on his appointment by the UN Secretary General as co-chair for a group of eminent advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full text...

  • Libya: Authorities delay unveiling members of the coalition govt.
    17 january 2016 12:19:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The presidential council of the Libyan national coalition government has delayed, by 48 hours, the unveiling of the list of members of national unity government, saying it needed time to complete other procedures related to the announcement. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Composition of new Ivorian government
    12 january 2016 15:36:13
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Secretary General of the Ivorian presidency, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, on Tuesday made public the composition of the new Ivorian government which includes 36 ministers. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: President Kaboré orders audit of transition management
    11 january 2016 15:49:41
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso on Monday ordered an audit of the activities of members of the country's transition committee, who were in power for 13 months following the overthrow of President Blaise Compaoré. Full text...

  • Libya: Arab League calls for quick formation of Libyan coalition govt.
    11 january 2016 13:52:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Council of Arab League States has called for the quick completion of the formation of the national coalition government in Libya, within the framework of the deal signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, "so that it can immediately assume its responsibilities". Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: New Burkina Faso PM promises popular govt.
    08 january 2016 13:50:29
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Appointed on Wednesday evening, the Burkinabe Prime Minister, Paul Kaba Thiéba, has pledged to form a government that will meet the expectations of the people. Full text...

  • Senegal: Sacked minister regains post in Gambia
    06 january 2016 13:25:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has reappointed Mr. Ismaila Sanyang to his former post of Minister of Agriculture, eight days after sacking him in a minor cabinet reshuffle. Full text...

  • Mauritius:Mauritius wages war on grand corruption
    02 december 2015 15:07:35
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth told Parliament Wednesday that the aim of the Good Governance and Integrity Reporting Bill, introduced a month ago in the House, is to check accumulation of wealth through backdoor mechanisms and thus preventing unscrupulous persons from distorting the playing field, particularly in the property market. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Good Governance and Integrity Reporting Bill introduced in Parliament
    27 october 2015 11:55:31
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms Minister, Roshi Bhadain, on Tuesday introduced the Good Governance and Integrity Reporting Bill in Parliament whose main objective is to promote a culture of good governance and integrity reporting in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda maintains 11th position on 2015 Mo Ibrahim governance scale
    05 october 2015 18:04:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda maintained its 11th position on the Mo Ibrahim Index of African governance for 2015 with a score of 60.7 per cent compared to last year's score of 60.4 per cent, but reaching its highest ever score since 2011, said an official statement made available Monday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Ousted president Kafando back in power
    23 september 2015 15:05:34
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso’s interim president, Michel Kafando, ousted in a coup d'etat on 17 Sept. 2015, is back in the saddle, preparing grounds for the country’s democratic transition. Full text...

  • Senegal: AI says coupists must not repress protesters in Burkina Faso
    18 september 2015 15:25:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Amnesty International (AI) has said that Burkina Faso’s Presidential Guard must stop using lethal force, beatings and other violence to repress protests following the military seizure of power in that country. Full text...

  • Rwanda: 'Accountability, good governance key to promoting democracy'
    26 august 2015 20:49:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A senior official of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said bad governance and corruption have been key impediments to Africa’s development. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya hosts APRM extraordinary Summit
    25 august 2015 18:14:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya will host an extraordinary Heads of State summit of the African Union’s (AU) governance platform, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) on 11 Sept. 2015, to discuss a more robust fight against corruption and plan new financing mechanisms, it was officially announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Governing Councils of Federal Universities not yet dissolved, says Presidency
    01 august 2015 11:13:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved that the Governing Councils of Federal Universities be exempted, for the time being, from the dissolution of Boards of Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions and Government-Owned Companies announced on 16 July, 2015. Full text...

  • 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...

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