Politics - Governance
  • 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...

  • 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...

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