Politics - Governance
  • Research group holds meeting on security, governance
    23 august 2013 17:22:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Dakar-based Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) on Thursday organized a round table on security and democratic governance in Africa with various speakers discussing the governance and security situation in Africa. Full text...

  • CODESRIA holds round table on security, democratic governance in Africa
    21 august 2013 17:02:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Dakar-based Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) will Thursday hold a round table on security and democratic governance in Africa, the council said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya appoints new Defence Minister
    06 august 2013 13:47:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's National General Congress (CNG) has appointed Abdallah al-Theni as Defence Minister, replacing Mohamed al-Barghiti who has been dismissed. Full text...

  • Libya’s Vice PM resigns
    04 august 2013 12:48:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Lamenting that the Libyan government has been unable to deliver on its commitment to the Libyan people, particularly the failure to implement the decentralization programme, the Vice Prime Minister, Awad al-Barissi, tendered his resignation, according to the Libyan News Agency. Full text...

  • President Banda sacks 4 in Malawi minor cabinet reshuffle
    01 july 2013 17:28:29
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - In a minor cabinet reshuffle, Malawi President Joyce Banda has sacked three ministers and a deputy minister and brought an agriculture economist and a veteran politician into her cabinet. Full text...

  • Mauritanian Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports sacked
    27 june 2013 12:30:33
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Cissé Mint Cheikh Ould Boidé has been sacked and replaced in the interim by Aicha Mint Michel Verges, who is also the Minister of Social Services, Children and Family, according to a decree published here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ban tasks nations on good governance, efficient public service
    24 june 2013 17:31:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged countries to focus on the importance of good governance and efficient public administration and to celebrate the contribution of public servants to society's progress. Full text...

  • Liberals urge better electoral process in Guinea, condemn Senegal's travel ban
    04 june 2013 15:57:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Africa Liberal Network (ALN) of parties has called for ''a structured dialogue'' in Guinea with a view towards finding a ''consensus on the choice of private election operator'' for the West African nation, PANA reports from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's House of Representatives approves state of emergency on 3 states
    21 may 2013 18:54:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, on Tuesday joined the upper Senate in approving the state of emergency imposed on three states in Nigeria's North-east by President Goodluck Jonathan last week. Full text...

  • President Jonathan to address Nigerians Tuesday night
    14 may 2013 16:50:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will address the nation Tuesday night at 1900 Hours local time (18 hours GMT), according to a press statement from the presidential spokesperson, Dr. Reuben Abati. Full text...

  • Libyan govt. denies resignation of Defence Minister
    07 may 2013 15:33:36
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, Tuesday said in a statement here that his cabinet was still in tact, denying stories making the round that his defence minister, Mohamed al-Barghiti, had resigned following the ongoing siege on the Justice and Foreign Affairs ministries by armed groups. Full text...

  • Minor cabinet reshuffle in Mauritania
    03 may 2013 14:29:09
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government on Thursday announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, appointing a new minister for the education sector, according to a statement issued by the Mauritanian presidency. Full text...

  • Libyan govt. urged to sack all pro-Kadhafi public workers
    29 april 2013 14:24:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A body, calling itself "The coordination of political exclusion", has given the Libyan government a three-day ultimatum to sack all public workers who were loyal to the regime of Mouammar Kadhafi, the local media reported Monday, quoting Adel Gharyan, the organization's spokesperson. Full text...

  • Senior US official holds out hope for Africa's development
    01 april 2013 21:50:58
    Washington, US, (PANA) - US Deputy Secretary of State, Mr William Burns, has held out high hopes for Africa's development saying the continent has been making good political and economic progress. Full text...

  • Kenyan leaders tussle over dissolution of cabinet
    20 march 2013 14:12:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga disagreed Wednesday over an order to all ministers elected to political offices during the 4 March elections to immediately resign. Full text...

  • Alamieyeseigha’s pardon sparks Nigeria-US diplomatic row
    16 march 2013 08:11:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US Friday came down hard on Nigeria over the state pardon granted first Civilian Governor of the South South Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and seven others on Tuesday, according to local media reports which said that through its Diplomatic Mission in Abuja, Washington described the gesture by the National Council of State (NCS) as a setback to Nigeria’s anti-graft crusade. Full text...

  • Gambia gets new Information minister
    13 march 2013 16:38:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has appointed Nana Grey-Johnson as his new Minister of Information and Communications Infrastructure, PANA confirmed from here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congolese president urges African local authorities to work for peace
    20 february 2013 20:34:41
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso on Wednesday urged local authorities to contribute to the promotion of peace in Africa. Full text...

  • Aziz announces minor cabinet reshuffle in Mauritania
    15 february 2013 13:48:35
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Thursday announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, dropping two ministers and appointing two others. Full text...

  • AU welcomes CAR's new government of national unity
    08 february 2013 19:22:07
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Friday welcomed the new Government of National Unity in the Central African Republic (CAR), calling on partners to spare no efforts in implementing agreements reached in Libreville, Gabon, early this year. Full text...

  • New Burundi ministers sworn in
    07 february 2013 20:37:15
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Seven new ministers in the Burundi's government on Thursday officially took the oath of office at a ceremony attended by president Pierre Nkurunziza and Parliamentarians. Full text...

  • President Yayi announces minor cabinet reshuffle
    06 february 2013 13:37:48
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – President Boni Yayi of Benin has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, the Beninese national television reported Wednesday, quoting a 5 February presidential decree. Full text...

  • Burundian President reshuffles cabinet
    01 february 2013 13:01:16
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi Thursday announced a major cabinet reshuffle, marked by the dismissal of seven ministers, according to an official decree issued here. Full text...

  • Gambia's new work schedule: businesses, health sector to operate Fridays
    31 january 2013 18:21:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has clarified that the country's health sector, private businesses, security and other service institutions would be allowed to operate on Fridays once the new work hours and days come into force in February. Full text...

  • Gambian workers say no to Jammeh's new work days, hours
    28 january 2013 17:10:30
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Workers, under the Gambia Workers Confederation (GWC), have called on the government not to go ahead with its planned changes in official working hours and days, the GWC said in a statement. Full text...

  • Gambian President declares new work hours, days
    21 january 2013 14:25:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared new work hours and days for the West African country's work force, starting 1 Feb, a statement from the presidency said. Full text...

  • Gambian President re-appoints civil service chief
    10 january 2013 14:14:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has re-appointed Dr. Njogu Bah as the West African country's Secretary General and head of civil service, the presidency said in a statement received by PANA here on Thursday. Full text...

  • NGO asks Nigerian President to show leadership, end corruption
    06 january 2013 11:14:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian NGO Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Sunday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to show ''strong leadership at the highest level of government'' in tackling corruption, ending impunity of perpetrators and turning the country around. Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition accuses Jonathan Administration of 'governance by deceit'
    30 december 2012 17:13:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's main opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) party Sunday accused the Administration of President Goodluck Jonathan of engaging in ''governance by deceit'', accusing the government of ''overstating its achievements and making fake promises to Nigerians''. Full text...

  • Nigerian state gets new governor
    16 december 2012 19:35:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State in northern Nigeria, Alhaji Muktar Yero, was Sunday sworn-in as the new State Governor following Saturday’s Helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Governor Patrick Yahowa and five others, according to state-run Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). Full text...

  • Malawi president drops ex-VP in mini cabinet reshuffle
    06 december 2012 14:03:22
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda Thursday dropped former vice-president Cassim Chilumpha as energy minister in a mini cabinet reshuffle. Full text...

  • Opposition, media slam alleged Nigerian govt. profligacy
    04 december 2012 16:09:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has come under attack from the opposition and the media over its alleged profligacy, following the announcement that a 2.2 billion naira, 150-seat banquet hall will be built at the Aso Rock presidential villa (US$1=150 Naira). Full text...

  • Gambian leader, Jammeh, sacks Health Minister
    29 november 2012 13:48:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, on Wednesday sacked his Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Fatim Badjie, a statement from the presidency confirmed. Full text...

  • Gambia's gets new Information Minister
    14 november 2012 11:53:25
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has appointed Bala Garba Jahumpa as the country's Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure with effect from last Monday, the presidency said in a statement Wednesday. Full text...

  • New mayor of Burundi's capital takes office
    13 november 2012 21:01:31
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The new mayor of Bujumbura, Saidi Juma, on Tuesday took office, taking over from Evrard Giswaswa, who was the top administrator of the city for five years. Full text...

  • 2 new Gambian ministers sworn into office
    06 november 2012 16:19:27
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, has sworn into office two new cabinet ministers, PANA confirmed from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian president effects minor cabinet change
    31 october 2012 19:58:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday effected a minor cabinet reshuffle with the Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs, Hajia Zainab Kuchi, swapping places with the Minister of State in the Ministry of Power, Mr. Darius Dickson Ishaku. Full text...

  • Africa Progress Panel appreciates governance successes across the continent
    25 october 2012 15:42:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Though the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has withheld its prestigious Leadership Award for 2012, the Africa Progress Panel (APP) said Thursday it applauded the many policy successes dotted around the continent. Full text...

  • UN envoy urges urgent action to avert Kismayu power vacuum
    24 october 2012 16:38:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud must move swiftly to form a governing administration in the port city of Kismayu, whose wealth was used for several decades to fund the activities of rebel groups, a UN Diplomat said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Jammeh drops Gambia's land minister
    23 october 2012 16:00:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, on Monday sacked his Minister of Lands, Regional Administration and Traditional Rulers, Lamin Waa Juwara, PANA confirmed from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Africa's regional powerhouses lag behind in governance
    16 october 2012 09:24:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Though governance has been improving in many countries in Africa, countries regarded as regional 'powerhouses' - Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa - are lagging behind, according to the sixth Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) published Monday. Full text...

  • Profile of New Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zidane
    15 october 2012 15:25:22
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Following is a brief profile of the new Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zidane Mohammed Zidane, who was elected Sunday evening by the Libyan General National Congress. Full text...

  • ECA wants media involvement in electoral processes, governance in Africa
    11 october 2012 15:10:14
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Participants in a workshop on the African Governance Report (AGR III), which ended here Wednesday, have recommended the speedy establishment of a network of African media professionals on governance and diversity. Full text...

  • Somalia sets up new administration for Kismayu
    10 october 2012 17:27:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somali leaders have formed a new administration for Kismayu, to replace the ousted Al Shabaab leadership who fled the area after a military offensive by the Kenyan forces under the African Union Mission (AMISOM). Full text...

  • Mo Ibrahim prize for good governance in Africa to be awarded in November
    21 september 2012 21:25:53
    Paris, France (PANA) – The Mo Ibrahim Prize instituted by the Sudanese businessman, Mohamed Ibrahim, to encourage good governance in Africa, will be awarded on 10 November in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, sources close to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation based in London told PANA on Friday. Full text...

  • Zambian President launches major road construction project
    20 september 2012 13:02:21
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambian President Michael Sata Thursday in Lusaka launched a road construction and rehabilitation project expected to cover 8,000 kilometres at a cost of about 28.4 trillion Zambian Kwacha (1US$=K5,000) Full text...

  • Ogoni independence declaration: Leaders deny move
    03 september 2012 20:05:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Leaders of the Ogoni people in Nigeria's south-south Rivers State, on Monday met with President Goodluck Jonathan and disassociated themselves from the recent declaration of independence by members of a faction of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP). Full text...

  • Zambian President, Sata, dismisses Justice Minister
    31 august 2012 14:04:58
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambian President Michael Sata has sacked his Justice Minister Sebastian Zulu. Full text...

  • Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, "fires" High Education minister
    28 august 2012 14:52:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has removed Mambury Njie, his Minister of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology, PANA reported Tuesday, quoting government sources. Full text...

  • Burundi's president hails his country's democratisation progress
    27 august 2012 21:17:32
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, on Monday hailed the progress made by his country in its democratisation process, expressing satisfaction over the vitality of Republican institutions. Full text...

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