Politics - Governance
  • 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...

  • ECA launches study on governance in Africa
    10 october 2003 07:49:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched a study here Thursday on governance in Africa, based on "consensual and standardised" indicators, according the coordinator of the initiative, Professor Yenikoye Ismail. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau NGOs name 3 candidates for Prime Minister
    18 september 2003 17:29:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Consultation Platform (PC), a body representing Guinea Bissau NGOs, has proposed three candidates for the post of Prime Minister in the country's transitional government, after President Kumba Yala was toppled Sunday in a coup d'etat. Full text...

  • Gbagbo asks Premier to submit names for vacant ministries
    30 august 2003 19:57:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo Saturday asked Prime Minister Seydou Diarra to submit, "as soon as possible," nominations that would likely occupy the strategic posts of Defence, Security and Family ministries still vacant since the formation of the government of national reconciliation in Cote d'Ivoire last March. Full text...

  • Liberian businessman Bryant chosen as interim leader
    21 august 2003 09:24:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- ECOWAS mediators on Thursday officially announced that Liberians chose Jyude Bryant, 54, as Chairman to lead a transitional government for the next two years in the war- torn country. Full text...

  • Choice of interim govt leaders ends Liberian peace talks
    21 august 2003 08:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Liberia businessman Jyude Bryant, 54, early Thursday emerged as chairman to lead a transitional government for the next two-years in the war-torn country. Full text...

  • Ugandan govt daily advises Rwanda to guard democracy
    05 august 2003 13:15:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- In launching campaign for presidential elections 25 August, Rwanda has finally embarked on a critical journey towards democratic governance nine years after the genocide in 1994, observes the Ugandan government-run daily, The New Vision in an editorial here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Slow preparation for parliamentary polls in Bissau worries UN
    05 august 2003 07:37:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has expressed concern over the delay in voter registration for upcoming parliamentary polls in Guinea-Bissau and appealed to the government to speed up the process and redouble efforts to restore good governance. Full text...

  • Liberian warring parties barred from heading interim govt
    19 july 2003 14:39:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Warring faction leaders will not be president or vice president of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL), according to draft proposals submitted to stakeholders attending Liberian peace talks in Accra. Full text...

  • Annan commends presidential inauguration in DR Congo
    17 july 2003 23:31:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has commended the inauguration of the four Vice Presidents who will pilot the affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo new power-sharing transitional government, saying it was a "milestone" development. Full text...

  • Yaounde hosts international conference on governance
    14 july 2003 20:23:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- About 100 delegates from 25 countries Monday began a five-day conference here on governance and the fight against poverty. Full text...

  • EU hails formation of unified government in DR Congo
    03 july 2003 20:10:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has hailed the formation of a government of national unity in DR Congo, noting that this was "a decisive stage" in the process of restoring peace to the country. Full text...

  • International jurists urge Swazi king to uphold rule of law
    25 june 2003 22:50:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- An international commission of jurists has issued a report recommending that King Mswati of Swaziland should invoke his prerogative as head of state to dissolve and reconstitute a new government in the tiny southern African kingdom. Full text...

  • Opposition parties want consensus govt in Bissau
    19 june 2003 15:44:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- After accusing the incumbent government in Guinea-Bissau of inability to govern the country, seven opposition parties have urged President Kumba Yala to form a government of consensus in its place. Full text...

  • Malawi vice president rejects imposition of leaders
    28 april 2003 11:46:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi vice president Justin Malewezi has stated that no one in the ruling United Democratic Front hierarchy, including its National Executive Committee, has powers to nominate people into various positions of the party. Full text...

  • Cape Verde govt envisages Economic and Social Council
    19 april 2003 12:13:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The government of Cape Verde is considering setting up an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that would articulate and aggregate development policies, official sources affirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyans divided over performance of government
    07 april 2003 20:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans are clearly divided over the performance of President Mwai Kibaki's administration after its first 100 days in office. Full text...

  • National inquiry on governance in Mozambique
    06 march 2003 21:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi on Thursday said that his government would lead a national inquiry into good governance within the framework of the current public sector reform programme in the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean govt, opposition figures meet in Pretoria
    03 march 2003 11:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) Monday said it has organised a three-day meeting between Zimbabwean government and opposition officials beginning Tuesday in Pretoria to resolve the political crisis in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Burundi to get local governance Committees
    16 february 2003 17:19:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Local governance committees are to be set up across Burundi, to observe, analyse and criticise government policies, the Minister in charge of good governance, Didase Kiganahe, has said. Full text...

  • Malagasy President embarks on good governance policy
    17 january 2003 20:12:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Malagasy president Marc Ravalomanana reiterated his determination here Friday to eradicate misery, promote good governance and create conducive economic environment to attract investments in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Burundi continues political reforms at the grassroots
    23 december 2002 19:25:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A group of seven political parties of Hutu persuasion (majority ethnic group) referred to as "G7" has obtained 33 of the country's communes and zones out of 59 grassroots administrative entities at the end of political negotiations here. Full text...

  • Paris forum discusses challenges to governance in Africa
    30 october 2002 22:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Local government delegates from across Africa opened discussions Wednesday in Paris on challenges confronting governance in the continent, with a view to identifying appropriate areas of international assistance. Full text...

  • Africa demands good global trade governance
    11 october 2002 23:39:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- African nations perceived to be lagging behind in the process of democratisation are coming under fire in what appears to be the continent's resolve to redress problems of governance. Full text...

  • Burundi unveils ambitious programme on governance
    20 september 2002 22:42:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundi government has announced an ambitious programme of democratic, administrative and economic governance, the implementation of which would require funding to the tune of 90 million US dollars over the next three years. Full text...

  • ECA research project to assess good governance in Africa
    09 september 2002 08:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A research project of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has been assessing and identifying good governance practices in some African countries, an official involved in the project said in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso's ruling party seeks to expand
    05 august 2002 12:43:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) Sunday concluded its national convention in Ouagadougou with the 500 participants affirming the need to ensure its further implantation to prepare for future electoral victories. Full text...

  • Opposition accuses Kabbah of killing democracy in Sierra Leone
    07 june 2002 17:48:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The main opposition party in Sierra Leone Friday accused President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah of "killing democracy" after he inducted attorney general Eke Halloway without undergoing parliamentary screening and approval. Full text...

  • Court Ruling Assuages Fears Over Local Council Transition
    30 may 2002 13:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An uncertainty over Nigeria's political scene, due to the controversy over the tenure of chairmen and councillors of the 774 local councils in the country, is gradually dissipating following a court ruling that the officials must vacate their posts at the expiration of their three-year tenure. Full text...

  • Kabbah invites opposition to join 'national coalition'
    20 may 2002 17:51:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Re-elected Sierra Leonean President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah has extended a hand of fellowship to opposition political parties asking them to join what he dubbed a "new coalition for national development," local press accounts said Monday. Full text...

  • Group fears Liberia is turning into police state
    29 april 2002 14:16:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) has expressed fears that the country is gradually moving towards a police state. Full text...

  • Libyan leader doubts viability of traditional political systems
    03 march 2002 17:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Mouamar Kadhaffi has recommended the propagation of what he described as a 'direct democracy' system practised in the north African country for the last 25 years, and which has eliminated the element of power struggle. Full text...

  • Magazine examines root causes of bad governance in Africa
    03 december 2001 07:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The assassination of the DR Congo's first prime minister Patrice Lumumba in 1961 and Belgium's recent recognition of its role ("political and moral responsibility") in the killing has been examined and explained as the root causes of governance problems which continue to haunt Africa today. Full text...

  • Movement sees dictatorship as hindrance to African Union
    30 july 2001 17:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The secretary-general of the Kampala-based Pan-African Movement, Tajudeen Abdulrahim, says African leaders with dictatorial tendencies pose the greatest threat to the African Union that was endorsed at the Lusaka Summit of the OAU two weeks ago. Full text...

  • UN report says Guinea-Bissau lacks firm stability
    29 june 2001 16:32:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The UN representative in Guinea Bissau has described the politico-military situation in the country as "ephemeral and unstable" whereby a fresh conflict may erupt. Full text...

  • Niger researchers design frame for measuring good governance
    25 june 2001 20:19:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger researchers have designed a software for analysing and assessing good governance, a member of the research team hinted Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian president accused of anti-democratic ways
    23 june 2001 12:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The central committee and cadres of OPDO have decided to expel Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada from the organisation, accusing him of using anti- democratic ways to distract its activities, Radio Ethiopia reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Good governance is vital for democracy - conference
    18 june 2001 12:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- African leaders have been reminded that the sustenance of democracy and constitutional rule depends on good governance. Full text...

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