Politics - Governance
  • 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...

  • Governance in Africa top ECA Forum agenda
    24 september 2004 22:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some 1,000 delegates from across Africa, including Heads of State, activists, businesspeople, journalists and academics, will gather in Addis Ababa next month for the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Fourth African Development Forum (ADF IV), with the strengthening governance in Africa top on the agenda. Full text...

  • ADF IV to focus good governance in economic transformation
    16 september 2004 09:44:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African policymakers will gather here next month for the fourth African Development Forum (ADF) to brainstorm on good governance as an essential element in transforming the continent's economy, it was confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Rwanda assesses democratisation process
    24 august 2004 10:20:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Politics and Democracy sub-commission of the National Self-evaluation Committee set up in Rwanda last June as part of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) began consultations here Monday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian VP roots for good governance in poor countries
    23 august 2004 20:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Vice President Aliu Mahama Monday urged the Afro-Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) to encourage poor member states to integrate good governance practices in their strategies to better the lot of rural dwellers. Full text...

  • Kigali to host forum on good governance in Africa
    13 august 2004 19:35:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Sixth Forum on Good Governance in Africa (FGA) is slated for December in Kigali, Rwanda, UN deputy secretary general and head of the regional bureau for Africa of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Abdoulie Janneh announced here Friday. Full text...

  • NEPAD's APRM to stem bad governance in Africa
    14 july 2004 15:41:00
    Wa- Ghana (PANA) -- One of the main objectives of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is to end bad governance that has resulted in political and economic under-development of the continent, Francis Appiah, Executive Secretary of the National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council (NAPRM-GC) has said. Full text...

  • AU guns for African Charter on good governance
    05 july 2004 20:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Executive Council of the African Union has recommended that the AU Commission convene a meeting of jurists with a view to drawing up a draft African charter on elections, democracy and governance. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone gets kudos from visiting UN delegation
    29 june 2004 12:25:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, leading a UN delegation on a visit here, has acknowledged Freetown's positive performance vis-à-vis benchmarks set for Sierra Leone by the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • US congressman nudges responsible African leadership
    07 june 2004 09:00:00
    Savannah- US (PANA) -- US congressman Donald Payne has called for a more responsible leadership in Africa to buttress efforts aimed at keeping the continent's cause on the front burner of policy decision-making at national and global levels. Full text...

  • Morocco hosts debate on governance, poverty in Africa
    25 may 2004 10:44:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A seminar aimed at clarifying the roles of government, civil society and the private sector in economic governance and poverty alleviation in under way in Tangier in northern Morocco, sources in Rabat have said. Full text...

  • Ghana urges leaders to improve welfare of Africans
    21 may 2004 16:49:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Friday called for sustained political will from African leaders to enhance the living conditions and welfare of Africans. Full text...

  • Experts call for guidelines on African elections
    20 may 2004 10:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa needs guidelines for effective election monitoring and observation, experts on polls, democracy and governance who met here have recommended. Full text...

  • Wade urges modernisation of Senegalese administration
    30 april 2004 20:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade challenged Senegalese civil servants Friday to demonstrate a sense of initiative and good governance in the conduct of public affairs. Full text...

  • Kadhafi begins making Libya direct democratic model
    27 april 2004 11:25:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Annan tasks ECOWAS leaders on governance, transparency
    25 march 2004 17:33:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said here Thursday that the crisis and conflicts in West Africa were linked to questions of governance, human rights and transparency. Full text...

  • Local govt ministers urge decentralisation
    14 march 2004 13:32:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- Local Government ministers from East Africa have signed a joint declaration here affirming their commitment to the decentralisation of local governments in the continent. Full text...

  • Opposition mounts pressure on Zambian leader
    04 february 2004 17:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) and the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) have denounced President Levy Mwanawasa for allegedly buying opposition legislators to boost his re-election chances. Full text...

  • Libyan paper criticises faulty practices
    21 january 2004 13:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan newspaper Al-Zahf Al-Akhdar has criticised some government officials for allegedly committing faulty practices in the performance of their duties. Full text...

  • Kufuor says good governance will help developing nations
    20 january 2004 19:38:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Kufuor said Tuesday that good governance, democracy and accountability should spur development in developing countries. Full text...

  • Time for Africa to act on Guinea
    20 january 2004 14:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Those familiar with the political history of Guinea Conakry will recall the rebellious but nationalist instinct that fired the late trade unionist President Ahmed Sekou Toure to choose "total independence" in 1958 to continued paternalistic "partnership" offered by France under former President Charles De Gaulle. Full text...

  • Kinshasa daily questions vacations by Ruberwa, Bemba
    30 december 2003 19:36:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The daily 'l'Avenir', published in Kinshasa, Tuesday criticised DR Congo's vice-presidents Azarias Ruberwa and Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo for taking vacation when they were barely five months on the job. Full text...

  • Civil society urged to press for good governance
    17 december 2003 20:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Prof. Full text...

  • Mozambique launches survey on governance, corruption
    27 november 2003 19:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi on Thursday officially launched a national survey on perceptions of governance and corruption in the country as part of public sector reform started in June 2001. Full text...

  • Angola insists good governance for Lusophone Africa
    21 november 2003 21:39:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan deputy minister of Planning, Severim de Morais is insisting the necessity for African countries using Portuguese as official language (PALOP) to emulate and practice good governance and transparency. Full text...

  • Ex-Ivorian rebels demand Gbagbo quits
    13 november 2003 12:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The New Forces, a grouping of three ex-Ivorian rebel factions, has called on the international community to ask President Laurent Gbagbo to step down, paving the way for signatories to the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement to fully implement the peace accord. Full text...

  • Prelate wants rights violators out of Liberian govt
    02 november 2003 17:17:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Roman Catholic Archbishop Michael Francis Sunday said people entering the new transitional government who committed atrocities and violated the rights of Liberians in the past should "graciously resign, and ask for forgiveness". Full text...

  • IMF urges rule of law in Swaziland
    30 october 2003 20:23:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- International Monetary Fund (IMF) experts have in an indicting report blamed Swaziland's economic woes on donor discontent in the face of increasing disregard for the rule of law. Full text...

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