Politics - Governance
  • Nigeria: President Jonathan appoints new Chief of Staff
    18 february 2014 17:37:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday appointed retired Brig.-Gen. Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa, as his new Chief Of Staff (COS). Full text...

  • Libya: PM denies military coup claims
    14 february 2014 14:32:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, Friday denied claims that a military coup had taken place in Libya. Full text...

  • Mauritania: PM forms new government
    13 february 2014 16:46:52
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian Prime Minister, Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf, Wednesday named members of his new government, according to the official list obtained here by PANA. Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes CAR's new transitional government
    29 january 2014 18:52:34
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Wednesday welcomed the establishment of a new transition government in the Central African Republic (CAR) and urged determined national and international efforts to stop sectarian violence, which is affecting more than half of the country’s population. Full text...

  • Sudan: Opposition not impressed by Pres. Al-Bashir's call for reform
    29 january 2014 13:20:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir's rallying call for reform may not have impressed his country's opposition, going by their reactions to the call, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 'Governance improving in Africa, but....'
    28 january 2014 14:46:29
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Africa’s governance landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade with more multiparty elections than military coups, but the continent is not yet out of the woods, according to the African Union (AU)’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Aisha Abdullahi. Full text...

  • Gabon: Daniel Ondo is new Premier
    25 january 2014 11:04:32
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Sixty-eight-year-old Daniel Ona Ondo was Friday appointed the new Prime Minister of Gabon by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, replacing Raymond Ndong Sima who has been in office since 28 Feb. 2012. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Opposition coalition denounces corruption
    21 january 2014 20:34:23
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Democratic Opposition Coalition (DOC) in Mauritania, a umbrella of 10 parties, on Tuesday denounced alleged ''corruption and chaos'' in the government of president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Full text...

  • Guinea: President Conde unveils new cabinet
    21 january 2014 15:08:43
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – President Alpha Conde of Guinea on Monday unveiled his new cabinet, including Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana whom he re-appointed on Saturday following his resignation last Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia’s Defence Minister resigns over disagreement with President Sata
    23 december 2013 17:11:46
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Defense Minister Geoffrey Mwamba has resigned his appointment with immediate effect. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt, opposition trade words over call for Pres. Jonathan's removal
    15 december 2013 20:20:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian presidency and the opposition on Sunday engaged in a war of words over the latter's call for the removal of President Goodluck Jonathan for "gross misconduct", PANA reported. Full text...

  • Sudan's First VP says he is stepping down
    06 december 2013 10:32:56
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan’s long-time serving First Vice President, Ali Osman Taha, is stepping down to make room for fresh blood in the coming cabinet reshuffle, the local media said on Friday. Full text...

  • Al-Bashir bids Sudanese ministers farewell prior to cabinet reshuffle
    03 december 2013 17:19:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on Tuesday thanked his ministers for their performances as he prepares to reshuffle his cabinet in days to come. Full text...

  • World will no longer tolerate military in governance, warns President Jonathan
    08 november 2013 19:52:28
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) - Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan, on warned that the global community was no longer inclined to tolerate a role in governance by the military in Africa and other parts of the world. Full text...

  • President Jammeh sacks Foreign Minister
    04 november 2013 12:21:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has sacked Foreign Affairs Minister Susan Waffa-Ogoo and replaced her with Aboubacar Senghore, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Libyan PM urges neighbours to support Tripoli's democratization
    26 september 2013 14:24:50
    New York, US (PANA) – Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has called for continued international support, particularly from neighbouring countries, for the country's democratization process, pledging that Libyans are moving towards building their own modern democratic State. Full text...

  • UN mission in Mali welcomes formation of new government
    06 september 2013 19:34:22
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali Full text...

  • UN envoy urges political solution to Somalia’s governance problems
    03 september 2013 09:17:54
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Among many challenges facing Somalia today in the development, economic, security, governance and human rights sectors, the over-riding challenge is a political problem that needs a political solution, Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of UN Secretary General (SRSG) in the Horn of Africa country, has told the ongoing Vision 2016 National Conference in Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Research group holds meeting on security, governance
    23 august 2013 17:22:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Dakar-based Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) on Thursday organized a round table on security and democratic governance in Africa with various speakers discussing the governance and security situation in Africa. Full text...

  • CODESRIA holds round table on security, democratic governance in Africa
    21 august 2013 17:02:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Dakar-based Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) will Thursday hold a round table on security and democratic governance in Africa, the council said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya appoints new Defence Minister
    06 august 2013 13:47:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's National General Congress (CNG) has appointed Abdallah al-Theni as Defence Minister, replacing Mohamed al-Barghiti who has been dismissed. Full text...

  • Libya’s Vice PM resigns
    04 august 2013 12:48:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Lamenting that the Libyan government has been unable to deliver on its commitment to the Libyan people, particularly the failure to implement the decentralization programme, the Vice Prime Minister, Awad al-Barissi, tendered his resignation, according to the Libyan News Agency. Full text...

  • President Banda sacks 4 in Malawi minor cabinet reshuffle
    01 july 2013 17:28:29
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - In a minor cabinet reshuffle, Malawi President Joyce Banda has sacked three ministers and a deputy minister and brought an agriculture economist and a veteran politician into her cabinet. Full text...

  • Mauritanian Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports sacked
    27 june 2013 12:30:33
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Cissé Mint Cheikh Ould Boidé has been sacked and replaced in the interim by Aicha Mint Michel Verges, who is also the Minister of Social Services, Children and Family, according to a decree published here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ban tasks nations on good governance, efficient public service
    24 june 2013 17:31:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged countries to focus on the importance of good governance and efficient public administration and to celebrate the contribution of public servants to society's progress. Full text...

  • Liberals urge better electoral process in Guinea, condemn Senegal's travel ban
    04 june 2013 15:57:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Africa Liberal Network (ALN) of parties has called for ''a structured dialogue'' in Guinea with a view towards finding a ''consensus on the choice of private election operator'' for the West African nation, PANA reports from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's House of Representatives approves state of emergency on 3 states
    21 may 2013 18:54:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, on Tuesday joined the upper Senate in approving the state of emergency imposed on three states in Nigeria's North-east by President Goodluck Jonathan last week. Full text...

  • President Jonathan to address Nigerians Tuesday night
    14 may 2013 16:50:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will address the nation Tuesday night at 1900 Hours local time (18 hours GMT), according to a press statement from the presidential spokesperson, Dr. Reuben Abati. Full text...

  • Libyan govt. denies resignation of Defence Minister
    07 may 2013 15:33:36
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, Tuesday said in a statement here that his cabinet was still in tact, denying stories making the round that his defence minister, Mohamed al-Barghiti, had resigned following the ongoing siege on the Justice and Foreign Affairs ministries by armed groups. Full text...

  • Minor cabinet reshuffle in Mauritania
    03 may 2013 14:29:09
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government on Thursday announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, appointing a new minister for the education sector, according to a statement issued by the Mauritanian presidency. Full text...

  • Libyan govt. urged to sack all pro-Kadhafi public workers
    29 april 2013 14:24:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A body, calling itself "The coordination of political exclusion", has given the Libyan government a three-day ultimatum to sack all public workers who were loyal to the regime of Mouammar Kadhafi, the local media reported Monday, quoting Adel Gharyan, the organization's spokesperson. Full text...

  • Senior US official holds out hope for Africa's development
    01 april 2013 21:50:58
    Washington, US, (PANA) - US Deputy Secretary of State, Mr William Burns, has held out high hopes for Africa's development saying the continent has been making good political and economic progress. Full text...

  • Kenyan leaders tussle over dissolution of cabinet
    20 march 2013 14:12:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga disagreed Wednesday over an order to all ministers elected to political offices during the 4 March elections to immediately resign. Full text...

  • Alamieyeseigha’s pardon sparks Nigeria-US diplomatic row
    16 march 2013 08:11:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US Friday came down hard on Nigeria over the state pardon granted first Civilian Governor of the South South Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and seven others on Tuesday, according to local media reports which said that through its Diplomatic Mission in Abuja, Washington described the gesture by the National Council of State (NCS) as a setback to Nigeria’s anti-graft crusade. Full text...

  • Gambia gets new Information minister
    13 march 2013 16:38:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has appointed Nana Grey-Johnson as his new Minister of Information and Communications Infrastructure, PANA confirmed from here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congolese president urges African local authorities to work for peace
    20 february 2013 20:34:41
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso on Wednesday urged local authorities to contribute to the promotion of peace in Africa. Full text...

  • Aziz announces minor cabinet reshuffle in Mauritania
    15 february 2013 13:48:35
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Thursday announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, dropping two ministers and appointing two others. Full text...

  • AU welcomes CAR's new government of national unity
    08 february 2013 19:22:07
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Friday welcomed the new Government of National Unity in the Central African Republic (CAR), calling on partners to spare no efforts in implementing agreements reached in Libreville, Gabon, early this year. Full text...

  • New Burundi ministers sworn in
    07 february 2013 20:37:15
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Seven new ministers in the Burundi's government on Thursday officially took the oath of office at a ceremony attended by president Pierre Nkurunziza and Parliamentarians. Full text...

  • President Yayi announces minor cabinet reshuffle
    06 february 2013 13:37:48
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – President Boni Yayi of Benin has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, the Beninese national television reported Wednesday, quoting a 5 February presidential decree. Full text...

  • Burundian President reshuffles cabinet
    01 february 2013 13:01:16
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi Thursday announced a major cabinet reshuffle, marked by the dismissal of seven ministers, according to an official decree issued here. Full text...

  • Gambia's new work schedule: businesses, health sector to operate Fridays
    31 january 2013 18:21:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has clarified that the country's health sector, private businesses, security and other service institutions would be allowed to operate on Fridays once the new work hours and days come into force in February. Full text...

  • Gambian workers say no to Jammeh's new work days, hours
    28 january 2013 17:10:30
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Workers, under the Gambia Workers Confederation (GWC), have called on the government not to go ahead with its planned changes in official working hours and days, the GWC said in a statement. Full text...

  • Gambian President declares new work hours, days
    21 january 2013 14:25:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared new work hours and days for the West African country's work force, starting 1 Feb, a statement from the presidency said. Full text...

  • Gambian President re-appoints civil service chief
    10 january 2013 14:14:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has re-appointed Dr. Njogu Bah as the West African country's Secretary General and head of civil service, the presidency said in a statement received by PANA here on Thursday. Full text...

  • NGO asks Nigerian President to show leadership, end corruption
    06 january 2013 11:14:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian NGO Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Sunday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to show ''strong leadership at the highest level of government'' in tackling corruption, ending impunity of perpetrators and turning the country around. Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition accuses Jonathan Administration of 'governance by deceit'
    30 december 2012 17:13:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's main opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) party Sunday accused the Administration of President Goodluck Jonathan of engaging in ''governance by deceit'', accusing the government of ''overstating its achievements and making fake promises to Nigerians''. Full text...

  • Nigerian state gets new governor
    16 december 2012 19:35:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State in northern Nigeria, Alhaji Muktar Yero, was Sunday sworn-in as the new State Governor following Saturday’s Helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Governor Patrick Yahowa and five others, according to state-run Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). Full text...

  • Malawi president drops ex-VP in mini cabinet reshuffle
    06 december 2012 14:03:22
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda Thursday dropped former vice-president Cassim Chilumpha as energy minister in a mini cabinet reshuffle. Full text...

  • Opposition, media slam alleged Nigerian govt. profligacy
    04 december 2012 16:09:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has come under attack from the opposition and the media over its alleged profligacy, following the announcement that a 2.2 billion naira, 150-seat banquet hall will be built at the Aso Rock presidential villa (US$1=150 Naira). Full text...

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