Politics - Governance
  • 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...

  • 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...

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