Politics - Governance
  • Gambia to 'streamline' activities of NGOs
    19 august 2010 12:16:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A Bill to 'streamline' the activities of Non-Governmenta l Organisations (NGOs) in The Gambia is currently being finalised, according to the country's Minister of Interior and NGO Affairs , Mr. Full text...

  • Nigeria police slam HRW over corruption report
    18 august 2010 12:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has slammed the New York- based Human Rights Watch (HRW) over its report, released Tuesday, revealing pervasive police corruption in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President 'to declare candidacy for 2011 polls'
    18 august 2010 08:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will next month an nounce his intention to run in the 2011 general elections, ending speculations on whether or not he will run. Full text...

  • Zuma's approval rating soars
    18 august 2010 07:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An opinion poll conducted by TNS Research Surve ys, released on Tuesday, has shown an increase in South African President Jacob Zuma's approval rating. Full text...

  • HRW urges Nigerian govt to rein in police corruption
    17 august 2010 14:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) Tue sday urged the Nigerian government to rein in the pervasive problem of police corruption in Africa's most populous nation, saying "it's time the Nigerian government at all levels took the devastating problem of police corruption seriously". Full text...

  • Togolese President to attend Congo's independence anniversary
    14 august 2010 19:00:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Togolese president, Faure Gnassingbe, arrived he re Saturday to participate in Sunday's celebrations marking Congo's 50th indepen d ence anniversary, PANA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Gambians urged to go for new biometric ID Cards
    14 august 2010 17:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mr. Full text...

  • Jonathan urges Nigerian military to protect democracy
    13 august 2010 13:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Friday direc ted the Minister of Defence and Service Chiefs to ensure that necessary structures are put in place to enable the Armed Forces remain â?resolutely focusedâ? on their constitutional duty of defending Nigerianâ?s territorial integrity and protecti ng its democratic institutions. Full text...

  • Nigeria's ruling party throws open presidential contest
    13 august 2010 09:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thro wn open its presidential contest, paving the way for President Goodluck Jonathan and those opposed to him on the b asis of the party's 'zoning' pact to contest the PDP slot for next year's polls. Full text...

  • Niger moves to get new constitution
    12 august 2010 19:18:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's National Advisory Council, a legislative organ ov erseeing the country's transition, is reviewing a draft Constitution aimed at re t urning the landlocked west African nation to democracy, PANA learnt Thursday fro m an official source. Full text...

  • Kibaki urges Kenyans to unit after referendum vote
    12 august 2010 17:05:00
    Nairobi-Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki has urged Kenyans to effectively pl ay their individual and collective roles in building a new country under the new constitution which they overwhelmingly adopted in last week's referendum. Full text...

  • Nigeria President swears in three new ministers, reshuffles cabinet
    11 august 2010 11:43:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday swore in three new ministers and effected a minor reshuffle in the cabinet he inaugurated in April. Full text...

  • Mugabe appeals to soldiers to be loyal
    10 august 2010 13:41:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Tuesday appealed to the country's military to be loyal and to help wrestle control of the nation's natural resources, particularly minerals, from multinational corporations. Full text...

  • Nigeria's opposition party rejigs ahead of 2011 polls
    09 august 2010 22:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As part of the ongoing realignment of political parties ahead of the 2011 general elections, Nigeria's most visible opposition party, Ac t ion Congress (AC), Monday changed its name to the Action Congress of Nigeria (AC N ) to reflect its merger with other opposition parties. Full text...

  • Malawi President sacks 4 senior ministers in cabinet reshuffle
    09 august 2010 19:23:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi President Bingu Wa Mutharika, in a cabinet seen as repositioning his authority ahead of retirement in 2014, has sacked four sen i or ministers. Full text...

  • Commonwealth chief pledges support for changes in Kenya
    09 august 2010 14:40:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Welcoming the just-concluded constitutional ref erendum in Kenya, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, on Monday pledged his organization's rapid support to the implementation of the changes ag r eed decisively in the East African country. Full text...

  • Mugabe says new constitution to ensure local resource control
    09 august 2010 14:31:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said here Monday th at a new constitution, being drafted in the country, would provide for his milit a nt local control of all natural resources in the country, particularly minerals. Full text...

  • Global rights body hails passage of new law in Kenya
    06 august 2010 09:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The passage of Kenya’s new constitution in the 4 August referendum is a significant moment in the country’s history and offers hope for a more democratic and just Kenya society, the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan law opponents seek direct talks after referendum loss
    06 august 2010 09:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan politicians and church leaders fronting the campaign for the rejection of a draft new constitution readily conceded defeat Thursday and asked President Mwai Kibaki to engage directly in talks to amend the new set of laws passed during the referendum vote. Full text...

  • UN official tasks Sudanese parties on referendum
    06 august 2010 09:34:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Full text...

  • Kenya's new constitution gets overwhelming vote approval
    06 august 2010 09:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans have overwhelmingly voted in a new constitution, which would redefine the political landscape and make it easy to send a sitting President to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face trial for crimes, including genocide, as part of the East African nation's range of law reforms. Full text...

  • Kenyans in victory mood after overwhelming 'Yes” vote
    06 august 2010 09:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans were in high spirits on Thursday after an overwhelming approval of a draft new constitution which is set to become law within two weeks. Full text...

  • Ghana Parliament approves huge housing deal
    04 august 2010 09:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian Parliament on Tuesday approved a US$1. Full text...

  • Kibaki reiterates support for draft constitution ahead of referendum
    28 july 2010 17:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has reiterated his support for reforms in Kenya ahead of an 4 August referendum on a draft new constitution, which is expected to become law soon after the vote. Full text...

  • Zuma back from AU Summit
    27 july 2010 13:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday returned to South Africa, after attending the 15th Summit of the African Union (AU) in Kampala, Uganda. Full text...

  • 'Zimbabwe's rural women, children worst hit by Western sanctions'
    23 july 2010 09:48:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's rural women and children are the hardest hit by the effects of the international sanctions slammed against President Robert Mugabe's government, despite efforts to keep the health care system running without foreign aid, Zimbabwean ministers said here Friday. Full text...

  • Ping committed to AU integration agenda, peace and security
    22 july 2010 14:03:00
    Munyonyo- Uganda (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Jean Ping, said here Thursday that the organization had pursued efforts towards the implementation of the continental integration agenda and the consolidation of peace and security based on guidelines of the 2009-2012 Strategic Plan. Full text...

  • Peace call ahead of Kenyan referendum
    22 july 2010 07:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Humanitarian and development partners in Kenya have called for restraint to defuse mounting political tension ahead of the 4 Aug. Full text...

  • Museveni tasks African youths on development
    20 july 2010 08:56:00
    Entebbe- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has tasked African yo uths with the role of developing the continent from third to first world, saying most of the problems affecting Afric a, like unemployment and insufficient electricity, persist because Africa lacks a clear way forward. Full text...

  • Gambian opposition leader carpets Jammeh
    19 july 2010 19:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambian opposition leader, Halifa Sallah, on Monday sharply reacted to President Yahya Jammeh's assertion that "neither coup nor elections" could remove him from power, saying Jammeh's remarks were "alien to the constitution" of the West African nation, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigerian President sends 'hearty congratulations' to Mandela
    18 july 2010 18:58:00
    Abuja- South Africa (PANA) -- President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria on Sunday sent "hearty congratulations" to former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, and the Government and people of South Africa, as the world celebrated his 92nd birthday anniversary. Full text...

  • Mandela's history is victory for justice, peace, says Ghana
    18 july 2010 17:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, has lauded So uth African icon, Nelson Mandela, saying his history represented a common victor y for justice, peace and human dignity to all Africans. Full text...

  • AU declares Madiba 'Exemplary Global Citizen'
    18 july 2010 16:23:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The chairman of the African Union (AU) and Malawi pres ident, Bingu wa Mutharika, has declared former South African president, Nelson M a ndela, as "a true son of Africa and an exemplary global citizen", urging all nat i ons across the globe to take time to reflect on his life and achievements. Full text...

  • French-speaking parliamentarians to meet in Kinshasa 2011
    13 july 2010 16:31:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- French-speaking parliamentarians, under the aegis of the Parliamentary Assembly of Francophonie (APF), have scheduled their 2011 mee t ing for Kinshasa, in the DR Congo, PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambian leader on nation-wide tour
    12 july 2010 18:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Monday started a natio n-wide tour of the tiny West African nation, dubbed Dialogue With the People's T o ur, during which he would launch new development projects, PANA reported from he r e. Full text...

  • Nigerian House of Reps 'kills' Freedom of Information bill
    06 july 2010 18:26:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Federal House of Representatives may have f oreclosed the passage of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill, if signals emana t ing from the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, Tuesd a y are anything to go by. Full text...

  • Nigeria 'probes' Yar'Adua's death
    05 july 2010 09:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two months after the death of Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua following a protracted illness, the federal government has instituted a probe into how his ill health was handled by presidential aides and security officials, the private Vanguard newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • US preaches 'inclusive democracy' in Togo
    01 july 2010 13:01:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The US Ambassador to Togo, Ms Patricia M. Full text...

  • Opposition calls ruling party ''an embarrassment to Nigeria''
    27 june 2010 13:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Seeking to cash in on Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democrati c Party's string of missteps in recent times, the country's opposition has described the party as ''a perpetual source of emba rrassment to Nigeria'' and called on voters to send the party packing during next year's general elections. Full text...

  • Back EAC, Kibaki urges East African civil servants
    25 june 2010 18:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki has called for extensive sensitization campaigns among public servants from the five East African Community members as a foundation of ensuring the success of the regional body. Full text...

  • UN chief lauds public sector workers
    23 june 2010 17:51:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday paid tribute to public servants around the world for their services to humanity. Full text...

  • Zim PM reshuffles cabinet
    23 june 2010 12:17:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Wednesday reshuffled cabinet ministers, dropping four and re-assigning several others to new portfolios. Full text...

  • 11 MPs suspended as Nigerian lawmakers engage in free-for-all
    23 june 2010 07:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A long-brewing crisis over corruption allegations degene rated into a full blown battle Tuesday in Nigeria's 360-member lower House of Representatives, leaving several members bea ten and bruised and 11 suspended. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President appoints Special Adviser on Power
    21 june 2010 18:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Prof. Full text...

  • Kibaki urges Kenyans to support proposed constitution
    18 june 2010 18:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Friday urged Kenyans to unite in supporting the proposed Constitution, saying it would open a new chapte r in addressing a host of challenges that the country had faced in the past. Full text...

  • Kibaki urges Kenyans to support proposed constitution
    18 june 2010 18:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Friday urged Kenyans to unite in supporting the proposed Constitution, saying it would open a new chapte r in addressing a host of challenges that the country had faced in the past. Full text...

  • African Union urges speedy presidential elections in Niger
    18 june 2010 12:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Friday called for a speedy return to civilian rule in Niger and urged the international community to tackle food shortage in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President to drop partisan nominees from electoral body
    18 june 2010 08:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In a rare move, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan ha s succumbed to the criticism of his appointees into the nation's electoral body b y saying he would drop anyone found to be partisan. Full text...

  • Nigeria ruling party gets new chair
    18 june 2010 08:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The decision-making National Executive Committee (NEC) of Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ratified the nomination of Dr. Full text...

  • Sudanese President Al-Bashir swears in new cabinet
    16 june 2010 16:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Wednesday swore in Sudan's new cabinet of 35 ministers and 42 ministers of state Wednesday. Full text...

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