Politics - Governance
  • Former Congolese minister sues for good governance in Africa
    05 march 2007 11:27:00
    Paris- France (PANA) - – Power should be exercised only to ensure political governance that guarantees peace and stability, which African countries must experience, according to former Congolese Oil minister, Benoît Koukébéné. Full text...

  • UN official says APRM can improve governance systems in Africa
    20 february 2007 10:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Experiences from countries taking part in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) have shown that the process can deepen and reinforce citizens' confidence in the effectiveness and fairness of their governance system, a senior UN official said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • AfDB Corporate Governance Strategy meeting underway in Tunis
    08 december 2006 14:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A two-day African Development Bank (AfDB) first consultative meeting of stakeholders and development partners on Corporate Governance in Africa, opened in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday. Full text...

  • African leaders to share experiences on governance
    05 december 2006 10:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- More than 50 decision-makers from across Africa are to meet here next week at a Regional Forum on how to reinforce citizen trust in governments. Full text...

  • Togo's Gnassingbe urges consensus on good governance concept
    17 november 2006 10:55:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe, who is taking part in the European Development Days activities underway in the Belgian capital, has described as "confusing" the concept of good governance used by some stakeholders. Full text...

  • Can US$5 million Prize cure kleptomania in African leaders?
    30 october 2006 14:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Former American Congressman John Brademas of Indiana once defined leadership as: "Competence and character or their synonyms - intelligence and integrity. Full text...

  • Foundation to reward African leaders for good governance
    26 october 2006 14:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Any African leader adjudged to be most effective in tackling development challenges by improving the welfare of his/her people and consolidating the foundations for sustainable development, is to receive a US$5 million prize under an initiative by an African businessman, launched Thursday. Full text...

  • EAEC good governance conference for Kigali Monday
    11 august 2006 14:17:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) – A regional conference on g-ood governance in East Africa will convene in Kigali on Monday, according to the Local Government, Good Governance and Social Affairs ministry in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Somali transitional govt suffers woes
    27 july 2006 20:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalia's interim government showed signs of disintegration Thursday after 20 ministers resigned in protest, accusing the transitional government of failing to restore peace to their war-ravaged country. Full text...

  • Obasanjo charges peers to move Africa forward
    25 july 2006 16:06:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged African leaders to work together in truth and honesty to move the continent out of deprivation, poverty and corruption. Full text...

  • EU props good governance, civil society in Mauritania
    21 july 2006 13:14:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement worth 4. Full text...

  • South African officials to host APRM delegation
    18 july 2006 12:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Officials of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province will Wednesday host a team from the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Durban, official sources said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Somali interim govt pushes reconciliation plan
    07 july 2006 08:38:00
    Baidoa- Somalia (PANA) -- The Somali interim government has appointed Mohamoud Mohamed Aden (Barbaar) as new governor for the Bay Region in central Somalia as part of its reconciliation and peace-building efforts, UN officials said here Friday. Full text...

  • Achebe urges Nigerians to rise against dictatorships
    27 june 2006 21:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – World--renowned Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe has challenged his compatriots to rise against dictatorships, warning that Africa's most populous nation was still dogged by the problem of leadership. Full text...

  • Cameroon hosts symposium on governance
    25 june 2006 15:36:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A symposium on the dialogue between researchers and decision-makers opened here Wednesday under the aegis of the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Full text...

  • Church leaders meet Mugabe over economic crisis
    26 may 2006 14:23:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A group of local church leaders in Zimbabwe, alarmed at the deteriorating economic situation in the country, Friday met President Robert Mugabe for private talks amid growing domestic and international calls for him to step down. Full text...

  • Nigerian right activist alarms "new coups" in Africa
    12 may 2006 18:55:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) – A leading Nigerian human r-ights activist, Bukhari Bello Friday called for an end to "new constitutional coups" in Africa. Full text...

  • APRM gains momentum at Kigali Africa governance Forum
    11 may 2006 20:03:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Sixth Africa Governance Forum (AGF VI) ended here Thursday with African leaders and other delegates reaffirming African ownership, management and leadership of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), while recommending key improvements. Full text...

  • Kigali Forum examines democratic governance in Africa
    10 may 2006 14:32:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), an innovative plan that enables African countries to evaluate each other's progress on democratic governance is in the spotlight at the Sixth Africa Governance Forum, under way here. Full text...

  • Compaore off to African good governance forum
    10 may 2006 10:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore left here Wednesday for Kigali, Rwanda to attend the sixth African forum on good governance and democracy, a statement from the presidency announced. Full text...

  • Kibaki praises African Parliaments for asserting authority
    08 may 2006 18:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African lawmakers have performed extremely well in asserting Parliamentary authority as the supreme organ of sovereign states across the continent, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has observed at the opening of Inter- Parliamentary Union (IPU) talks here. Full text...

  • 32 African countries to assess APRM at Kigali Governance Forum
    06 may 2006 12:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some 300 representatives from 32 African countries are to meet in Kigali the Rwandan capital 9-11 May for a forum on implementing the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a NEPAD instrument for nations on the continent to evaluate one another's performance on democratic governance. Full text...

  • Mauritanian leader renews anti-corruption vow
    22 april 2006 17:46:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian head of state Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall has reiterated the military government's intention to curb corruption and embezzlement of public funds that have plagued the country. Full text...

  • Ministers discuss draft Charter on governance in Africa
    06 april 2006 14:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa's quest for democracy and good governance is not an externally driven agenda to please outsiders, as cynics would argue, Ethiopia's Supreme Court President Kemal Bedri said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Paul Biya's anti-corruption drive gains support
    28 february 2006 17:16:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Many officials and members of the ruling Cameroonian People Democratic Rally (RDPC) have sent open letters to President Paul Biya, urging him to continue dealing firmly with government officials accused of embezzling public funds. Full text...

  • South Africans hold APRM Consultative Conference
    19 december 2005 13:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African artists, culture activists, indigenous knowledge and heritage practitioners separately expressed their views on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), and assessed South Africa's progress in the adoption of good policies, standards and practices impact the cultural sector and the economy. Full text...

  • Africa yearns for credible public service, says AU official
    14 december 2005 15:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Though the African Union (AU) prioritises good governance in public service, regional institutions and the public administration in general were yet to demonstrate substantial contribution to the attainment of this vision, according to a senior official of the AU Commission. Full text...

  • Obasanjo aide scoffs at comparison with Abacha govt
    29 november 2005 15:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo's critics have hit a raw nerve by comparing his government with that of the late Nigerian military dictator, General Sani Abacha. Full text...

  • Mali holds national APRM consultation in Bamako
    17 november 2005 11:10:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Ahead of the sixth Forum on governance in Africa slated for Kigali in Rwanda in mid-December, Bamako has been hosting since Wednesday a national consultation on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). Full text...

  • US won't work with corrupt Liberian govt - Envoy
    08 november 2005 18:37:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- United States ambassador to Liberia, Donald Booth, reiterated here Tuesday that his government has no preference for any candidate in the on-going Liberian election, but America would not work with any corrupt government that emerges from the poll. Full text...

  • Opposition cites political uncertainties in South Africa
    22 october 2005 17:38:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's main opposition the Democratic Alliance on Saturday expressed concern at the current squabble between President Thabo Mbeki and former deputy president Jacob Zuma, charging that the fight is affecting the performance of the government at every level. Full text...

  • AU, Francophonie organisation sue for good governance in Africa
    04 october 2005 07:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Constitutions of African countries should not serve the personal whims of sitting presidents, but should promote transparent and accountable governance, a joint conference by the African Union and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (IOF), has urged. Full text...

  • Tanzanian president urges governance reforms in Africa
    24 august 2005 22:37:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As Benjamin William Mkapa ends ten years as president of Tanzania, he has launched a campaign for reforms in African governance, saying it should focus on the continent's core problems devoid of colonial influences. Full text...

  • Ex-Zimbabwe minister Moyo tells Mugabe to quit
    15 july 2005 18:17:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's controversial former minister of information, Professor Jonathan Moyo, Friday launched a scathing attack on President Robert Mugabe, blaming him for the country's current economic crisis, and urging him to resign for the national good. Full text...

  • Ex-Senegalese premier vows never to challenge Wade
    14 july 2005 22:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Former Senegalese Prime Minister Idrissa Seck on Thursday stated here that he would never stand against incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade in any presidential election. Full text...

  • NGO: Sierra Leone not in good governance from free will
    12 july 2005 20:32:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The government in Sierra Leone was attempting to practise good governance out of coercion and not through willingness, the coordinator of the civil rights group, Campaign For Good Governance (CGG) charged here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNDP to assist Cameroon's governance programme
    08 july 2005 15:35:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide a grant of US$ 1 million to assist Cameroon's National Governance Programme (PNG). Full text...

  • Nigeria to be peer reviewed this year, says Obasanjo
    27 june 2005 22:54:00
    The Hague- Netherlands (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the country will present itself for assessment under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) before the end of this year. Full text...

  • US Congress lauds Kenya's anti-graft fight
    25 june 2005 10:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Members of the US Congress have commended President Mwai Kibaki and the Kenyan government for putting in place appropriate measures to end graft. Full text...

  • Analysts warn over life presidency moves in Uganda
    10 june 2005 14:10:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The quest by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to become life president after 2006 could jeopardise the situation in one of Africa's greatest political and economic success stories, according to analysts. Full text...

  • Africa Governance Institute launched in Dakar
    09 june 2005 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A forum of African government, civil society and academic leaders, ended here Thursday with the launch of an African Institute to foster research, advocacy and policy dialogue on urgent governance issues for the continent. Full text...

  • US approves $4.5mn for 'democratic governance' in Sierra Leone
    02 june 2005 13:02:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The United States Embassy here has announced the approval of $4. Full text...

  • Benin gets UNDP grant for Africa Peer Review Mechanism
    14 may 2005 13:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin(PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a grant agreement of 75 million CFA francs with Benin to support the country within the framework of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (PRM), official sources said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo seeks forum of past AU, Commonwealth leaders
    27 april 2005 12:38:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has proposed a meeting of former leaders of the African Union (AU) and the Commonwealth of nations in a bid to tap into the experience and skills of these leaders to enhance global development. Full text...

  • EU penalises Conakry over democratic defaults
    15 april 2005 16:36:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has ended political discussions that it has been holding with Guinea (Conakry) under article 96 of the Cotonou agreement, says an official release issued in Brussels. Full text...

  • Togolese opposition sues for alternative govt
    08 february 2005 14:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Togolese Resistance Committee (CTR), an umbrella grouping of Togolese opposition figures, Tuesday called for a "government of public salvation", rejecting the designation of Faure Gnassingbe to replace his father President Gnassingbe Eyadema, who died last Saturday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian Premier off to Arab summit in Amman
    05 february 2005 14:42:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian Prime Minister Sghair Ould M'Bareck has left Nouakchott for the Conference on good governance in Arab countries, slated for the Jordanian capital of Amman 6-7 February, official sources said Saturday. Full text...

  • Kufuor reaffirms commitment to good governance
    03 february 2005 19:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Kufuor said Thursday in Accra his government had put in place the necessary legal and administrative instruments to create an enabling environment for the entrenchment of good governance in the country. Full text...

  • New Somali PM Ghedi to address Nairobi landmines summit
    02 december 2004 21:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi will Friday undertake his first official international function when he addresses the high-level session of the Nairobi Summit on a Mine Free World. Full text...

  • Report says corruption not diamonds brewed S. Leone war
    17 october 2004 17:03:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Sierra Leone has categorically blamed bad leadership and governance for the just-concluded decade long civil war in the West African nation. Full text...

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