Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, will face his first motion of no confidence in the National Assembly next Thursday. House Speaker Thandi Modise on Thursday approved the motion by the African Transformation Movement (ATM). "The motion is scheduled in terms of Section 102 of the Constitution, [...]
©- - 26 november 2020 - 17:43:11 - thread Politics (330 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it is "encouraged" by the broad consultative session of the Libyan House of Representatives, which began on Monday in Tangier, Morocco, expressing the hope that it will contribute to the implementation of the roadmap adopted by the [...]
©- - 24 november 2020 - 12:09:08 - thread Politics (397 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Following consultations in the Moroccan city of Bouznika, delegations from the Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament) and the High Council of State stressed "the importance of political dialogue and their willingness to support it and increase its chances of success." The meeting comes just a few days [...]
©- - 06 november 2020 - 12:43:46 - thread Politics (418 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Delegates from the House of Representatives in Tobruk and the Libyan High Council of State are meeting on Wednesday in Bouznika, Morocco, to agree on their positions ahead of arrangements for the Intra-Libyan Political Dialogue Forum scheduled for 9 November in Tunis. "The meeting planned in Morocco [...]
©- - 04 november 2020 - 11:54:42 - thread Politics (272 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The President of the High Council of State in Libya, Khaled Al-Mechri, has called on President of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, to remain in office until a new Presidential Council is elected, in order to avoid any political [...]
©- - 29 october 2020 - 17:19:09 - thread Politics (343 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The First Vice-President of the House of Representatives, Fawzi al-Taher al-Nouwairi, and other MPs have decided not to take part in the plenary session scheduled for Monday in Benghazi. al-Nouwairi, in particular, believes that he was not consulted as a vice-president before the meeting was convened by [...]
©- - 19 october 2020 - 12:11:26 - thread Politics (335 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan House of Representatives meeting in Tripoli has warned that the country could see explosions similar to that at the port of Beirut in Lebanon if oil facilities continue to be closed as they have in store large qualities of ammonium nitrate. It especially mentioned the [...]
©- - 10 august 2020 - 12:12:36 - thread Politics (330 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe, a member of parliament of the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy/Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), was on Friday elected Speaker of the Burundi National Assembly.   He will be the presiding officer for the next five years, a parliamentary source [...]
©- - 07 august 2020 - 18:11:32 - thread Politics (395 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - In their meeting in Rabat, Morocco, the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament), Aguila Saleh, and his Moroccan counterpart, Habib Maliki, on Monday discussed the repercussions of the Libyan crisis on the North African region, and bilateral relations between the two countries. The Media adviser [...]
©- - 27 july 2020 - 18:23:28 - thread Politics (454 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The National Assembly of Mauritania has approved a bill to repeal and replace certain provisions of Law 93.09, on the general status of civil servants and contractual agents of the State. The bill raises the retirement age from 60 to 63 years, and removes the ceiling on [...]
©- - 24 july 2020 - 18:08:10 - thread Politics (229 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan House of Representatives, the Parliamentary group which conducts its affairs in Tobruk (Eastern Libya), has invited the Egyptian armed forces to intervene in Libya, saying this is to protect Libyan and Egyptian national security, if they see an imminent threat to the security of [...]
©- - 14 july 2020 - 13:58:50 - thread Politics (422 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Member of Parliament from the main opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), Cornelius Mweetwa, on Friday refused to apologise to the Vice President, Inonge Wina, for describing her as shallow following the statement she made over the gassing incidents which affected the country early this [...]
©- - 10 july 2020 - 15:19:11 - thread Politics (281 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Sitting behind closed doors on Monday, the 127 deputies of the Burkinabè Parliament suggested a postponement of the November 22 polls to 2021, effectively extending their mandate by one year. Reporting from Ouagadougou, PANA quoted the state daily "Sidwaya" as saying that the MPs suggested that [...]
©- - 08 july 2020 - 16:17:29 - thread Politics (347 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  The Rwandan parliament at a plenary meeting here Monday approved a bill regulating the establishment of the first ever nuclear science center. The Center of Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST) will become a platform for carrying out a whole range of scientific research and practical application of [...]
©- - 15 june 2020 - 22:25:20 - thread Politics (176 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Parliament rejected a motion on Tuesday evening by the Coalition Al Karama (Dignity), a radical group that has 19 deputies out of the 217 elected members of the Assembly, demanding an apology from France for "the crimes committed during the colonial period and after". The [...]
©- - 10 june 2020 - 10:59:12 - thread Politics (555 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia's political committee of  'Salvation Front 14 January' on Monday called for the dissolution of the Assembly of Representatives of the Tunisian People (Parliament) and its resulting committees, the holding of early parliamentary elections and the formation of a restricted government to handle current affairs. The call [...]
©- - 09 june 2020 - 13:43:10 - thread Politics (286 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Eleven members of the House of Representatives (Parliament) in Tobruk (East) have expressed support for the initiative of the Speaker of the Parliament, Aguila Saleh, to resolve the Libyan crisis, by restructuring the executive embodied by the Presidential Council, believing that it "carries, as a single [...]
©- - 25 may 2020 - 13:39:14 - thread Politics (446 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The re-elected deputy from Commune V of Bamako district, Moussa Timbiné, Vice President of the outgoing National Assembly, was on Monday elected Speaker of the National Assembly of Mali. His election follows an extraordinary session of the new parliament resulting formed after the legislative elections of 29 [...]
©- - 11 may 2020 - 15:13:22 - thread Politics (270 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Speaker of Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament), Aguila Saleh, said here Saturday the political initiative he presented last week on the restructuring of the presidential council of the government of national accord "aims to get out of the crisis in Libya with minimum damage". Saleh added, [...]
©- - 02 may 2020 - 14:21:13 - thread Politics (434 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese National Assembly and Senate are heading to the court determine whether they can continue to sit in violation of the government's ban on holding meetings or rallies of more than 50 people because of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is because while the Senate has 72 elected officials, the [...]
©- - 21 march 2020 - 17:06:02 - thread Politics (280 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Interior Minister in the Government of National Accord, Fathi Bachagha, has said the government "stands up for Libya in general and the capital Tripoli in particular for a civil and democratic state that guarantees human rights and the rule of law."   In a speech to the [...]
©- - 12 march 2020 - 19:05:36 - thread Politics (357 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The fifth legislature of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament opened on Monday at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre in Niamey under the chairmanship of Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou. President Issoufou is current Chair of the ECOWAS Conference of Heads of State and [...]
©- - 09 march 2020 - 14:58:06 - thread Politics (311 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Parliament on Thursday rejected the basic bill on the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, after  the text failed to obtain the required number of votes. The Agreement, which entered into force on 30 May 2019, aims at establishing a comprehensive and mutually [...]
©- - 06 march 2020 - 17:15:27 - thread Politics (221 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia's new government led by Prime Minister-designate Elyès Fakhfakh on Thursday won a confidence vote in parliament after a marathon session that lasted nearly 15 hours. Of the 207 MPs present, 129 voted in favour of the new government team, 77 voted against and one MP abstained. [...]
©- - 27 february 2020 - 10:50:02 - thread Politics (492 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament) has decided to suspend its participation in the Geneva Political Dialogue process, to be held on Wednesday, according to Ahmeida Houma, the second vice-president in Beidha. Houma explained that the measure followed interference by "the United Nations Support Mission in Libya [...]
©- - 24 february 2020 - 17:37:23 - thread Politics (473 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday took aim at former President FW De Klerk saying it should be treasonous to deny that apartheid was a crime against humanity.   There was widespread anger over De Klerk’s comments which were made last week on the anniversary [...]
©- - 20 february 2020 - 14:55:32 - thread Politics (226 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Despite former President FW De Klerk issuing a formal apology for the statements he made regarding Apartheid, there are growing calls for him to be stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize. De Klerk on Monday officially withdrew his statement that apartheid was not a crime [...]
©- - 18 february 2020 - 15:04:37 - thread Politics (283 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former South African President FW de Klerk on Monday officially withdrew his statement that apartheid was not a crime against humanity and apologised.   He also agreed that apartheid was indeed a crime against humanity, as defined by the International Criminal Court.   De Klerk said he had [...]
©- - 17 february 2020 - 14:16:26 - thread Politics (304 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The outcry over the disruption of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address over FW De Klerk continues to reverberate across South Africa. As previously reported by PANA, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs heckled Ramaphosa for more than an hour and prevented him from [...]
©- - 16 february 2020 - 17:33:06 - thread Politics (433 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There has been a major backlash over the behaviour of opposition lawmakers who disrupted President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address on Thursday night. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs heckled Ramaphosa for more than an hour and prevented him from delivering his address. They objected [...]
©- - 14 february 2020 - 06:48:49 - thread Politics (327 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Parliament Friday evening refused to give its confidence to the new of Habib Jemli, an agricultural expert elected by the Islamist party Ennahdha, winner of last October’s parliamentary elections, official sources told PANA here late Friday. Out of the 209 participating members of parliament, 134 [...]
©- - 11 january 2020 - 00:20:56 - thread Politics (336 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - After lengthy political negotiations, the Tunisian Parliament began a plenary session on Friday on a vote of confidence in the new government, which is the subject of protests from all sides. Faced with the refusal of several influential parties to participate in the government, the Prime Minister, [...]
©- - 10 january 2020 - 12:18:01 - thread Politics (376 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 87 members of the House of Representatives (Parliament) in Libya have called on the Libyan people and all political forces and civil society to "join ranks and make concessions in order to build the future Libya, which responds to the aspirations of its [...]
©- - 25 december 2019 - 14:10:14 - thread Politics (418 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA)  - The vice-president of the standing committee of the People's Congress of the Republic of China, Ji Bingxuan, Friday expressed his wish to see the parliaments of China and Congo linked by a document governing their relationship, following a meeting with the president of the national assembly, [...]
©- - 13 december 2019 - 22:45:16 - thread Politics (610 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - MPs of the Free Party bloc observed a sit-in on Sunday in front of the seats reserved for the Speaker and vice-president as well as at the desk reserved for the Prime Minister's speeches at inside parliament in a chaotic day. These protests are part of a [...]
©- - 09 december 2019 - 09:15:22 - thread Politics (256 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  The Speakers of both Rwandan and Ugandan Parliaments met earlier this week in Kigali where they discussed how the legislative levels of the two countries could intervene and find lasting solutions to the  "border conflict" between the two countries, an official source confirmed Friday in Kigali. A [...]
©- - 22 november 2019 - 23:02:44 - thread Politics (266 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Parliament held its first plenary session on Monday since the election of new MPs following the legislative elections of October 6 with the notable absence of the forces of the traditional Tunisian left. Having suffered a spectacular defeat in the last legislative elections, by obtaining [...]
©- - 18 november 2019 - 16:42:44 - thread Politics (286 words)


Brussels, Belgium (PANA)  -  The 38th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from November 17 to 21, an official statement said here Thursday.  The session, to be co-chaired by Cameroonian Joseph Owana Kono and Portuguese Carlos Zorrinho, will be dominated by five main [...]
©- - 14 november 2019 - 23:12:48 - thread Politics (227 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The president of the Tunisian Islamist party "Ennahdha", Rached Ghannouchi, was Wednesday elected new speaker of the Assembly of People's Representatives (ARP) at the opening session of the 2019/2024 legislature. The Islamist leader (78), got 123 votes out of the 207 deputies who took part in the [...]
©- - 14 november 2019 - 17:31:08 - thread Politics (440 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The new deputies of the Tunisian Parliament were sworn in Wednesday in a plenary session, although a little confusion arose after the deputies of the Free Destour Party, led by parliamentarian Abir Moussi, initially refused to take the oath. Ms. Moussi said that the exercise is [...]
©- - 13 november 2019 - 19:03:19 - thread Politics (213 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Declaring open the October session of the Malian Parliament recently, the President of the National Assembly of Mali, Siaka Sidibe, condemned what he called "the heinous attacks" against the Boulkessi military camp and the Mondoro post in central Mali. The attacks took place from September 29 to [...]
©- - 08 october 2019 - 16:27:58 - thread Politics (295 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) -   The Speaker of Burundi's National Assembly, Pascal Nyabenda, on Thursday opened the last annual session of the Lower Chamber of  parliament still shadowed by the aftermath of the political crisis that arose from the controversial elections and violence in 2015. The next general elections are scheduled for [...]
©- - 01 august 2019 - 13:09:38 - thread Politics (433 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The President of the Burundi National Assembly, Pascal Nyabenda, said on Saturday on public radio that he pleaded at the 45th Parliamentary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie (APF), from July 4 to 10, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for the lifting of the "unfair" [...]
©- - 13 july 2019 - 15:39:58 - thread Politics (755 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The plenary session of the Assembly of Tunisian People's Representatives (Parliament) failed on Wednesday to nominate its members of the Constitutional Court, as no candidate was able to obtain the required 145 votes. Parliament thus failed for the seventh time to complete the election of the remaining [...]
©- - 11 july 2019 - 08:45:13 - thread Politics (253 words)


Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA)   -   The Parisian pool of lawyers for former president of the Ivorian National Assembly, Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, Thursday expressed their determination to preserve his rights as senior vice- president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie (APF). This, they said, followed numerous violations of the applicable rules [...]
©- - 04 july 2019 - 23:40:46 - thread Politics (484 words)


Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - President of the Algerian National Peoples Congress (Parliament), Mouad Bouchareb, resigned on Tuesday and the vice president, Abderrazak Terbeche, was appointed in his place to manage the Assembly for 15 days until the election of a successor, according to a communique from the parliament. The Bureau [...]
©- - 02 july 2019 - 14:54:06 - thread Politics (160 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA)   -   The Malian parliament voted Thursday by 123 votes in favour with 19 abstentions on a bill extending the mandate of members of parliament of the 5th legislature, an official source told PANA here. The adopted bill extends the term of office of the members of the 5th [...]
©- - 27 june 2019 - 23:15:14 - thread Politics (194 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Speaker of the Assembly of Tunisian People's Representatives (Parliament), Mohamed Ennaceur, on Thursday summoned the presidents of the parliamentary blocs to an extraordinary and urgent meeting to discuss the situation in the country, following the terrorist attacks in Tunis and information on the critical state [...]
©- - 27 june 2019 - 18:10:01 - thread Politics (175 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government adopted a draft organic law on Friday to extend the term of office for  deputies in the National Assembly. According to a communiqué of the Council of Ministers, the assessment of the political and security situation in the country showed persistent difficulties and constraints [...]
©- - 08 june 2019 - 14:28:45 - thread Politics (282 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The House of Representatives in Tobruk in eastern Libya has passed a law classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a "terrorist group" and decided to "criminalise and prohibit it in Libya". This decision was made at a Council's plenary held in the presence of the Speaker, Aguila Saleh, [...]
©- - 14 may 2019 - 11:28:52 - thread Politics (429 words)