Politics - Governance
  • 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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