Politics - Governance
  • Sudanese President forms 'unity cabinet'
    15 june 2010 11:37:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omer el Bashir Monday kept his promise to appoint members of other political parties into his cabinet, naming members of the United Democratic Party and two other smaller parties into the cabinet,which comprises 35 cabinet ministers and 42 ministers of state. Full text...

  • 'Nigeria President appoints ruling party members into electoral body'
    15 june 2010 11:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's opposition Action Congress (AC) alleged Tuesday that some of those who were newly-appointed into the country's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were card-carrying members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Full text...

  • Wade seeks reduction of Senegal's public sector workers
    15 june 2010 10:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has advocated reducing the number of the country's public sector workers, which stands at 65,000, so as to devote a bulk of the government's budget on concrete actions. Full text...

  • New Mauritian parliament set to task President on national issues
    14 june 2010 19:04:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam will respond to 17 questions Tuesday at the first sitting of the Parliament since the last general election in May, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • SA mediators due in Zimbabwe
    14 june 2010 13:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A group of South African mediators seeking to resolve the crisis in Zimbabwe's troubled coalition government were due in the country Monday, in the latest shuttle diplomacy to keep Harare's shaky government intact. Full text...

  • Kenyan Deputy PM loses bid to clear name over poll chaos
    11 june 2010 12:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta Friday lost a High Court case in which he sought to have his name cleared after a state-run human right body linked him to the planning of the 200 8 poll violence. Full text...

  • Al-Bashir agrees to negotiations on pre-referendum deal
    09 june 2010 16:23:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has agreed to negotiate with the Southern Sudan on a pre-referendum that could herald the split of the semi-autonomous Southern Sudan from mainland Sudan, state media reports said Wednesday. Full text...

  • President Jammeh sacks Energy Minister
    09 june 2010 12:51:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has sacked Energy Minist er Sira Wally Ndow-Njie, according to a statement from the Office of the President Wednesday. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian govt. determined to cut costs on projects'
    07 june 2010 20:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, said here on Monday that his administration was concerned with the high cost of project execution in Nigeria and would do everything possible to ensure that the cost of developing infrastructure in the country was reduced to globally-acceptable levels. Full text...

  • Angolan parliamentary delegation visits Mozambique
    07 june 2010 15:37:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A delegation of the Angolan parliament, led by Ferreira Pinto, was due in Mozambique Monday where they will share legislative experiences with their Mozambican counterparts. Full text...

  • Re-assigned top official regains position as Gambia's Head of Civil Service
    05 june 2010 12:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Dr. Full text...

  • 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...

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