Politics - Governance
  • Foundation to name 2010 Mo Ibrahim Prize winner
    03 june 2010 17:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- This year’s winner of Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African leadership will be unveiled 14 June in London by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, organizers of the largest individual annual award in the world, according to a statement made available to PANA here by the foundation. Full text...

  • Kenyan Independence bash: President, PM campaign for new constitution
    01 june 2010 13:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan leaders made a strong statement here on Tuesday for the adoption of the proposed Constitution, with President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Railo Odinga saying the new set of laws was necessary to lift the country out of its current political and socio-economic problems. Full text...

  • Sudanese President sacks cabinet
    31 may 2010 13:13:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir sacked his entire cab inet on Sunday in readiness for the formation of a new government of national un i ty. Full text...

  • Crisis Group raises concern on Cameroon's stability
    29 may 2010 17:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- High unemployment and inequality have stalled nation-building in Cameroon and are threatening instability, a new report by the Brussels-based International Crisis Group says. Full text...

  • Junta leader tasks political class in Niger (Corrected)
    29 may 2010 15:50:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Head of Niger's ruling junta, Gen. Full text...

  • Junta leaders tasks political class in Niger
    29 may 2010 14:20:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Head of Niger's ruling junta, Gen. Full text...

  • Gilchrist Olympio suspended from UFC in Togo
    29 may 2010 12:46:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's opposition leader Gilchrist Olympio of the Union of f orces for change (UFC) has been suspended by his party over his unilateral decision to join the government, according to a statement issued by the party and made avail able to PANA in Lome, the Togolese capital, Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria finally acknowledges 'heroes of democracy'
    29 may 2010 10:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In a sharp departure from what obtained during the admin istration of former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo, current President Goo d luck Jonathan has acknowledged those who made the supreme sacrifice as the natio n fought to end military rule and enthrone democracy. Full text...

  • 'Democracy Day' brings hope for Nigeria workers
    29 may 2010 09:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- It's Democracy Day in Nigeria, observed annually 29 May to mark the day in 1999 that the military transferred power to elected authorities, and the country's public sector worker s have every reason to celebrate. Full text...

  • Nigerean politicians urged to entrench democracy
    28 may 2010 19:45:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Nigerean Head of State, General Djibo Salou, has urged po liticians to be deeply aware of the country's major problems and work towards en t renching democracy. Full text...

  • Jonathan says Nigeria's 4th Republic depends on N/Assembly
    27 may 2010 18:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria on Thursday said the democratic stability of the Fourth Republic was traceable to the position t h e National Assembly took following "the unfortunate health challenges" which con f ronted late President Umaru Musa Yarâ?adua. Full text...

  • Mauritanian leader to attend el-Bashir's re-election ceremony
    26 may 2010 17:49:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is due in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, where he will attend the inauguration of the Sudanese leader, Omar Hassan el-Bashir, re-elected in April after a general e lection. Full text...

  • Wade says Africa Union government relevant
    25 may 2010 18:27:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An African Union government is still relevant as it is the panacea to the continent's underdevelopment and continuous dependency on foreig n assistance, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said on Monday. Full text...

  • Dismissal from police of ex-Nigerian anti-corruption Czar overturned
    25 may 2010 07:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former Nigerian anti-corruption Czar Nuhu Ribadu has had his dismissal from the police overturned and converted to retirement. Full text...

  • Accra hosts colloquium on Nkrumah
    24 may 2010 16:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A colloquium is underway in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, a s part of a year-long celebration of the centenary of the birth Dr, Kwame Nkruma h , an influential and celebrated pan-Africanist and first president of the West A f rican nation. Full text...

  • ECOWAS hails 'quantum leap' in journey to constitutional rule in Niger
    23 may 2010 08:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) h as hailed Niger's military government for releasing its 12-month transition prog r amme to restore democracy to the West African nation, which until the military i n tervention of February 2010 had been embroiled in political crisis over the viol a tion of the constitution by deposed President Mahamadou Tandja. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: ECOWAS happy with political transition programme in Niger
    23 may 2010 08:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS has hailed the 12-month political transition prog ramme in Niger, which was released by the country's ruling junta. Full text...

  • Zambian President reshuffles cabinet
    19 may 2010 17:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Rupiah Banda on Wednesday announced ch anges to his government, revoking the appointment of Home Affairs Minister Lamec k Mangani, whom he reappointed as deputy Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Vocational Training. Full text...

  • Profile of Nigeria's new VP
    19 may 2010 16:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Wednesday's swearing in of Namadi Sambo, governor of Nig eria's northern Kaduna state, as the country's Vice President, has catapulted a p olitical dark horse to the national stage. Full text...

  • Angolan Constitution abolishes the death penalty, says Minister
    19 may 2010 16:42:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's Justice Minister, Guilhermina Prata, on Wednesd ay explained that the country's constitution has abolished the death penalty as a mark of respect for human life, PANA reported, quoting the Angolan News Agency ( ANGOP). Full text...

  • Chief Justice of Nigeria inaugurates Sambo as VP
    19 may 2010 16:20:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former governor of Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, Nama di Sambo, was Wednesday sworn into office as Vice President of the Federal Repub l ic of Nigeria. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria's VP inaugurated
    19 may 2010 16:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Vice President Namadi Sambo has been inaugurat ed. Full text...

  • Angolan Constitution abolishes the death penalty, says Minister
    19 may 2010 15:34:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's Justice Minister, Guilhermina Prata, on Wednesd ay explained that the country's constitution has abolished the death penalty as a mark of respect for human life, PANA reported, quoting the Angolan News Agency ( ANGOP). Full text...

  • Nigeria's opposition wants management of late President's health probed
    18 may 2010 13:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's opposition Action Congress (AC) party has urge d the federal government to institute a probe into the management of the health c risis of late President Umaru Yarâ?Adua, who died 5 May. Full text...

  • Nigeria's National Assembly approves VP's nomination
    18 may 2010 12:24:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's bicameral legislature Tuesday approved the nom ination of northern Kaduna state governor Namadi Sambo as Vice President. Full text...

  • Nigeria President should run in 2011 - Survey
    18 may 2010 09:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An opinion poll by one of Nigeria's leading papers has s hown that most Nigerians want President Goodluck Jonathan to run for office in 2 0 11 general elections. Full text...

  • EU supports Beninese territorial communities
    17 may 2010 10:33:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) is to finance a community suppor t programme for 40 of Benin's 77 communities at a cost of of 7. Full text...

  • Opposition mounts against Nigeria's VP-designate
    16 may 2010 09:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Growing opposition against the nomination of northern Ka duna state governor Namadi Sambo has created tension in the state, forcing the a u thorities to raise the level of security in the state. Full text...

  • Name of Nigeria's VP-designate goes to National Assembly for confirmation
    14 may 2010 18:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian leader, Goodluck Jonathan, has sent the name of his Vice President-designate to the lower chamber of the National Assembly (the House of Representatives) for screening and confirmation. Full text...

  • Nigeria's ruling party chief resigns
    14 may 2010 08:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chair Vi ncent Ogbulafor has resigned, a few days after he and three others were arraigned on a 16-count fraud charge, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • 'Nigeria President picks state governor as VP designate'
    13 may 2010 07:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has picked norther n Kaduna state Governor Namadi Sambo as Vice President-designate, ending a week o f speculation over who will be selected for the nation's number two post. Full text...

  • Road in Abuja, Airport in Katsina named after late Yar'Adua (Corrected)
    13 may 2010 07:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government Wednesday named the Abuja Airpor t road and the Katsina Airport after the late President Umaru Yarâ?Adua. Full text...

  • President Jonathan promises reforms to create a truly democratic Nigeria
    12 may 2010 17:05:00
    Kaduna- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian leader, Dr. Full text...

  • Roads in Abuja, Katsina named after late Yar'Adua
    12 may 2010 13:37:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government Wednesday named the Abuja Airport and Katsina Airport roads after the late President Umaru Yar’Adua. Full text...

  • Clamour for VP rises as 7-day mourning for late Nigerian leader ends
    12 may 2010 08:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The seven-day mourning period declared by the Nigerian g overnment to mourn late President Umaru Yar'Adua was due to end Wednesday (12May ) , pushing to a crescendo the clamour for the appointment of a Vice President by n ew President Goodluck Jonathan. Full text...

  • Pressure mounts on Nigeria's ruling party chair to quit over alleged fraud
    12 may 2010 08:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- There is growing pressure on Nigeria's ruling Peoples De mocratic Party (PDP) Chairman Vincent Ogbulafor to resign after he and three oth e rs were charged to court for fraud totalling 104 million naira (US$1=150 naira). Full text...

  • Nigerian president keeping name of VP secret
    11 may 2010 08:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The presidency may not reveal the name of the vice-presi dential nominee anytime President Goodluck Jonathan makes up his mind on the par t icular candidate, saying it would amount to breaching protocol to do otherwise, t he Nigerian Tribune reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Togolese President reappoints Hougbo as Prime Minister
    07 may 2010 20:12:00
    Lome- Togo, (PANA) -- Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe on Friday reappointed G ilbert Fossoun Hougbo as Prime Minister to lead a "wide open" government, accord i ng to an official statement released in Lome. Full text...

  • ICG tasks Sudan's neighbours on prospect of South independence
    07 may 2010 09:49:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- If, as likely, South Sudan decides to secede from the North at its January 2011 self-determination referendum, it will need support from Sudan's neighbours to ensure the decision is respected and new conflict is prevented, according to the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG). Full text...

  • Dr. Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's President
    06 may 2010 09:47:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Acting President Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian armed forces Thursday, succeeding Umaru Yar'Adua who died Wednesday night at the age of 58, after a long illness. Full text...

  • Jonathan to be sworn in as Nigeria's President Thursday
    06 may 2010 05:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan was due to be sworn in as President Thursday morning, so he can fully step into the shoes of President Umaru Yar'Adua, who died late Wednesday at the presidential villa in the capital city of Abuja, according to the state-run Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). Full text...

  • Tanzanian president 'tightens screw' on trade union leaders
    04 may 2010 08:40:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- With Tanzania’s general election approaching, President Jakaya Kikwete has bluntly told workers, who were aggressively seeking an across-the-board minimum wage hike, that they can keep their votes because their demand made no economic sense. Full text...

  • Wanted ex-Minister returns to Nigeria
    02 may 2010 16:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nasir el-Rufai has returned to Nigeria after a two-year self-imposed exile abroad, even though he has been declared wanted by the anti-graft agency over alleged shady land deals during his tenure. Full text...

  • Jonathan orders appropriate minimum wage for Nigerian workers
    01 may 2010 14:17:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Acting President Dr. Full text...

  • Public right to information essential to good governance -- UN chief
    30 april 2010 15:25:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a wholesale change in attitudes towards press freedom, saying too often government secrecy and a lack of accountability ensured that the public was deprived of vital facts. Full text...

  • Guinean PM accuses CNDD of embezzlement
    28 april 2010 19:27:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- In his first press conference since being appointed in February, Guinean Prime Minister, Jean Marie Dore, revealed Wednesday that the country's domestic debt between 2008 and 2009 was about GF 4,000 billion (CFA 4 billion), due to "bad and calamitous management" of the National Council for Democracy and Development (CNDD, ruling party). Full text...

  • AI demands fair trial of Rwandan opposition leader
    28 april 2010 10:04:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) Wednesday urged the Rwandan government to ensure that opposition leader Victoire Ingabire receives a swift, fair trial oncharges including genocide ideology and collaboration with a "terrorist" group, and is not punished for the legitimate exercise of freedom of expression. Full text...

  • Ills of Apartheid still affecting South Africa, says Jacob Zuma
    27 april 2010 14:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Hard-hitting Apartheid laws, like the group are as act, may have disappeared from the statute books but its effects continue to i mpact on democratic South Africa, President Jacob Zuma disclosed in Pretoria on T uesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian workers may get higher pay
    27 april 2010 08:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ahead of this year's May Day celebration Saturday, the Nigerian government has assured it will increase the salary of public sector workers to boost their morale. Full text...

  • Rwandan opposition leader arrested for "terrorism"
    22 april 2010 12:23:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan security services have arrested and detained opp osition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza over alleged terrorism and 'acts that could destabilise national soverei gnty'. Full text...

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