Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdehamid Al-Dbaiba, stressed that his government stands open to everyone, indicating that its mission is to unify all institutions to preserve and protect Libyan capabilities in a way that guarantees the rights of all in the country. Al-Dbaiba [...]
©- - 23 august 2021 - 17:32:50 - thread Politics (219 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister, Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba, on Saturday evening held a meeting with representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs) from all Libyan cities on the importance of their roles for the country. During the meeting, which was also attended by the ministers of Social Affairs, Youth, Culture and [...]
©- - 01 august 2021 - 03:17:48 - thread Politics (237 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister, Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba, on Friday described the opening of the coastal road linking the west to the east of the country as a step towards the country's unification. This follows the announcement by the 5+5 Joint Military Commission that the road will be opened from [...]
©- - 30 july 2021 - 17:32:03 - thread Politics (379 words)


Midrand, South Africa (PANA) - Ghanaian President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, has lauded the role played by the African National Assemblies in shaping the public discourse and enhancing governance. In a speech before the fifth Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand, South Africa, President Akuffo-Addo said the National Parliaments had a duty to [...]
©- - 28 may 2021 - 21:39:56 - thread Politics (678 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Human rights group, Amnesty International said on Thursday that Libya’s recently installed Government of National Unity (GNU) must address the human rights crisis across the country, break the cycle of impunity and re-establish rule of law. In a letter to the new government, which has faced tremendous [...]
©- - 07 may 2021 - 10:13:35 - thread Politics (731 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to condemn former President Jacob Zuma’s latest attack on the integrity of the judiciary. In a letter sent to the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Wednesday, Zuma said he did not wish [...]
©- - 15 april 2021 - 11:53:33 - thread Politics (267 words)


Washington DC, US (PANA) - The United States is deeply disappointed by Somalia's decision to approve a legislative bill extending the mandates of the president and parliament by two years, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. "We have stressed repeatedly that it is vital for the peace, stability, [...]
©- - 14 april 2021 - 09:51:52 - thread Politics (440 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Prime Minister Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba of the National Unity Government has acknowledged that Libyans had lost confidence in government due to  non-implementation of decisions taken by previous governments, and promised to work on restoring trust with citizens. In a televised address to Libyans on Sunday,  al-Dbaiba recalled the [...]
©- - 05 april 2021 - 14:41:23 - thread Politics (381 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, has given instructions for the formation of a ministerial committee to meet the urgent needs of the population of Tarhouna, 80 km west of Tripoli, where dozens of mass graves have been discovered. This was announced during a visit of Mr. [...]
©- - 05 april 2021 - 08:03:10 - thread Politics (348 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted coup in Niger Republic, saying “any illegal effort to depose a democratically-elected government is not only despicable, but also unacceptable to democratic governments around the world.” Speaking in a telephone conversation with Mahamadou Issoufou, his counterpart and outgoing Nigerien President [...]
©- - 01 april 2021 - 20:06:14 - thread Politics (275 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba, says the release of pro-Marshall Khalifa Haftar detainees from the city of Zaouia is a ‘’positive step’’ towards national reconciliation. "The future and progress of Libya depends on its capacity to handle conflicts, thanks to national reconciliation and the rule of [...]
©- - 31 march 2021 - 23:51:44 - thread Politics (201 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) –  Members of the Libyan Presidential Council on Tuesday discussed their tasks and duties with several members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). The Presidential Council of the Government of National Unity (GNU) -- Mohamed Al-Manfi (chairman), and the two vice-chairmen, Abdallah Al-Lafi and Moussa Al-Kouni -- held [...]
©- - 31 march 2021 - 07:11:58 - thread Politics (202 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Prime Minister of the Libyan national unity government, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, on Monday met with members of the joint 5+5 military commission in Sirte (center) to enquire about their needs, the press office of the chief of government said. A press release by the press office said [...]
©- - 15 march 2021 - 22:04:59 - thread Politics (261 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The members of the National Transition Council (CNT), which plays the role of Parliament in Mali, on Monday approved by 100 votes, with four against and three abstentions, the Government Action Plan (GAP) that Prime Minister Moctar Ouane presented on Friday to advisers, official sources told [...]
©- - 23 february 2021 - 13:11:46 - thread Politics (496 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Prime Minister Moctar Ouane on Friday presented his government's Action Plan to the National Transition Council (CNT), in accordance with the roadmap of the Transition, an official source said. This action plan comprises six axes divided into 23 objectives based on 275 actions to be evaluated [...]
©- - 20 february 2021 - 12:09:53 - thread Politics (213 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) -The governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States of America welcomed the agreement reached by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) on the formation of a unified Interim Libyan Executive Authority to lead the country to national elections on 24 December 2021. In [...]
©- - 06 february 2021 - 12:29:22 - thread Politics (522 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani Saturday announced 10 measures for the most vulnerable segments of the population in a message to mark the celebration of the 60th independence anniversary of the country. They include a 100 per cent increase in the basic pension for all pensioners, [...]
©- - 28 november 2020 - 12:29:03 - thread Politics (250 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Millennium Challenge Corporation Agency’s Financial Report 2020, has announced that The Gambia scored high in controlling corruption and maintaining democratic rights, saying the nation will enter the Fiscal Year 2021 on a positive note. A statement obtained from State House media team here on Thursday stated that [...]
©- - 19 november 2020 - 18:42:11 - thread Politics (415 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Democratic space in Tanzania continues to narrow as the government applies laws to stifle freedom of expression, a human rights organisation has warned. While defenders of human rights continue to face reprisal attacks and are regularly dragged to court for minor offences, Amnesty International said in a [...]
©- - 12 october 2020 - 22:03:31 - thread Politics (923 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow, in exercise of the powers conferred on him under Sections 71(1) and 71(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, on Thursday redeployed Mr. Bakary Jammeh, Governor, Central Bank of The Gambia, to the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and [...]
©- - 01 october 2020 - 16:39:43 - thread Politics (183 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow, acting under the provisions of Section 71(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, has sacked Hadrammeh M. Sidibeh, the Minister of Youth and Sports, and Mr. Lamin Jobe, Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, with effect from Wednesday. President [...]
©- - 30 september 2020 - 19:51:05 - thread Politics (110 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundian president Evariste Ndayishimiye says that public and senior state officials will not be forced to declare the origin of their property and assets. The procedures are "long" and the origin of property "discretionary", President Ndayishimiye said his first press conference on Friday. He said that at the [...]
©- - 26 september 2020 - 14:04:14 - thread Politics (312 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian parliament on Tuesday rejected the “Promulgation Bill 2020” on the country’s draft constitution after it was put to vote ahead of the expected referendum slated in January 2021. When the bill was put to vote following a heated debate, 31 parliamentarians voted in favour with a [...]
©- - 23 september 2020 - 11:29:20 - thread Politics (466 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian parliamentarians on Tuesday took turns to express their views and reactions to the “Promulgation Bill 2020” on the country’s draft constitution, tabled before the National Assembly before a vote is taken for the draft supreme law to go to referendum by January 2021. Before the constitutional [...]
©- - 22 september 2020 - 14:53:33 - thread Politics (475 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Retired Colonel-Major Bah N'Daw was named President of the Mali Transition on Monday. "The college set up for the appointment of officials to lead the transition has appointed Bah N'Daw President of the transition and Colonel Assimi Goita, Vice President," said the National Council for the [...]
©- - 21 september 2020 - 16:43:23 - thread Politics (147 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA)- “Over the past three years, my government has systematically addressed the unfavourable state of affairs we found in the country when we came into office. We have productively reconnected The Gambia with the global community,” President Adama Barrow told Gambians in his State of the Nation address [...]
©- - 17 september 2020 - 17:56:26 - thread Politics (598 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani was on a visit to the east of the country on Thursday, including the localities of Bassiknou and Adel Bagrou, Eastern Hodh region, both located more than 1,200 km from the capital, PANA learned from official sources. These cities were victims [...]
©- - 10 september 2020 - 15:26:16 - thread Politics (110 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The 117 communes of Togo will benefit from a 3 billion CFA francs funding to enable them deal with problems in managing their town halls, PANA reported on Tuesday in Lomé. The funds, which will be paid into the account of the State Fund for Local Government [...]
©- - 09 september 2020 - 16:44:53 - thread Politics (212 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday appeared to secure control of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) following months of deep divisions. After a four-day emergency National Executive Committee meeting held to address graft allegations against senior party officials, Ramaphosa secured the support of party [...]
©- - 31 august 2020 - 17:46:31 - thread Politics (235 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyans, long time bothered by insecurity caused by 14 months of war, have over the past few weeks intensified demonstrations in Tripoli and other Libyan cities to demand improvement in their living conditions. Additionally, they have denounced corruption among government officials and political decision-makers of this North [...]
©- - 28 august 2020 - 00:05:42 - thread Politics (1246 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The forced resignation of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on Tuesday, when soldiers arrested him at gunpoint, has plunged the West African country, into a new phase of uncertainty, according to humanitarian organizations operating in the region. The African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West [...]
©- - 21 august 2020 - 10:31:44 - thread Politics (1151 words)


Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) – The Secretary General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) T faction, Douglas Mwonzora, has recalled Harare’s Mayor, Hebert Gomba, and five other councillors who are members of Zimbabwe's main opposition party, MDC Alliance. In March, Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court ruled that MDC T leader, Thokozani Khupe, was [...]
©- - 20 august 2020 - 16:16:14 - thread Politics (405 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, on Monday carried out a minor cabinet reshuffle, PANA learned from official sources. Under the arrangement, the president and prime minister, Hamed Bakayoko, named a few new ministers while others retained their portfolios. According to the sources, the following ministers were appointed [...]
©- - 03 august 2020 - 14:31:34 - thread Politics (173 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The National Rally for Reform and Development (RNRD/Tawassoul/Islamist Movement), the main opposition party in Mauritania, says it welcomed the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CEP), formed in January 2020 to carry out broad investigations into a decade of governance of the regime of President Mohamed ould Abdel [...]
©- - 31 july 2020 - 17:36:15 - thread Politics (281 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - A report prepared by a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CEP) on the decade of governance of former President Mohamed ould Abdel Aziz, will be discussed and submitted for approval by a plenary on 31 July 2020. This commission was created by resolution 01/January 2020. The deputies have carried [...]
©- - 15 july 2020 - 17:48:39 - thread Politics (438 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Mai Amhed Fatty, Gambia’s former Interior Minister, on Monday took a jab at President Adama Barrow, saying the head of State, instead of being “chief enforcer of Covid 19 laws, has become the chief breaker of the laws” he made himself. Mr. Fatty, the leader of opposition [...]
©- - 13 july 2020 - 17:49:35 - thread Politics (539 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The London-based International free expression body, Article 19 on Friday called on Gambian authorities “to immediately drop charges of false information and broadcasting” against a leading human rights activist, Madi Jobarteh, and commit to repeal all laws that restrict the rights to freedom of expression. “These controversial [...]
©- - 10 july 2020 - 16:08:17 - thread Politics (472 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian Opposition Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD) has called for an audit of the Central Bank of Mauritania, following alleged "embezzlement of large sums of foreign currency and the use of counterfeit banknotes". According to an official statement, sent to PANA on Thursday, the RFD alleged that [...]
©- - 09 july 2020 - 16:01:51 - thread Politics (345 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  The International Organisation of the Francophone (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie) or OIF has called for the   lifting of sanctions against Burundi  "in accordance with procedures" that entail a series of actions for a specific result, said an official statement obtained Thursday by PANA in Kigali. OIF [...]
©- - 09 july 2020 - 13:58:00 - thread Politics (145 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Former President Mohamed ould Abdel Aziz (2008/2019) Tuesday refused to appear before a parliamentary investigation commission (PIC) to respond to several issues relating to his administration over the past decade. He has thus refused to answer the summons served on him, expressing his determination not to appear [...]
©- - 07 july 2020 - 22:42:41 - thread Politics (214 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland for the implementation of the project to boost levels of governance and decentralized management. Member of the Presidential Council and chairman of [...]
©- - 07 july 2020 - 15:04:59 - thread Politics (248 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian civil society on Friday urged the government “to drop all charges” against one Gambia's leading human rights activists, Madi Jobarteh, while raising fears over the state of freedom of expression in the “New Gambia.” The call was made at a press conference organized by civil society [...]
©- - 03 july 2020 - 16:33:20 - thread Politics (381 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of Gambia has appealed for unity in preserving peace and stability of the country. He was speaking when he swore in the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Banjul on Thursday. The President said maintaining peace and stability in the country hinges on [...]
©- - 02 july 2020 - 18:20:16 - thread Politics (462 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Madi Jobarteh, one of Gambia’s leading human rights activists faces a “false publication and broadcasting” charge pressed by Gambian police and he was expected to report to a police station on Wednesday, PANA confirmed in Banjul. According to sources, Mr. Jobarteh was “invited” by officers stationed at [...]
©- - 01 july 2020 - 10:20:56 - thread Politics (271 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Madi Jobarteh, one of Gambia’s leading human rights activists, on Monday welcomed the newly-appointed Justice Minister, Dawda Jallow, with some pieces of advice. PANA recalls that last week, former Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou resigned his post for a United Nation job and was succeeded by Jallow. Mr. Jobarteh’s [...]
©- - 29 june 2020 - 18:05:00 - thread Politics (626 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's National Assembly on Tuesday approved the candidacies for the posts of Prime Minister and Vice-President in the future Burundian government. The candidates are the Commissioner-General of Police, Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, 48, for Prime Minister and Prospère Bazombanza, 60, Vice President, PANA learned from a parliamentary source. General [...]
©- - 23 june 2020 - 18:50:51 - thread Politics (262 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The President of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, says his administration "will never allow the emergence of a dictatorship of any kind in Libya". In an interview published Friday by the Italian newspaper, "La Repubblica", al-Sarraj called on the European Union (EU) [...]
©- - 19 june 2020 - 17:50:22 - thread Politics (321 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Elections in Africa during normal times are a huge challenge, in terms of logistics, operations and stakeholder participation.Various studies have shown that political contestations are a major source or driver of conflicts, largely responsible for the continent’s perennial political instability and volatility. The severe global impacts of [...]
©- - 14 june 2020 - 14:32:31 - thread Politics (1952 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has died after a heart attack, medical and government sources said on Tuesday The 55-year-old was rushed to Karusi hospital on Saturday after falling "critically ill", the sources said. -0- PANA TWA/AR 9June2020 [...]
©- - 09 june 2020 - 17:24:16 - thread Politics (56 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of the Gambia has urged the newly-appointed Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General to work as a unified team to make the Civil Service respectable, trustworthy and the envy of those who have regard for professionalism, efficiency and dedication to national development.   He [...]
©- - 04 june 2020 - 17:26:07 - thread Politics (486 words)