Zimbabwe: June Election 'Unlawful' in Terms of New Constitution
24 mai 2013, All Africa.com/SW Radio
The new Constitution that was formally gazetted by Robert Mugabe on Wednesday makes his desired June election date technically unlawful, with months worth of preparations constitutionally required.
Kenya: Kiplagat Doubts TJRC Report Will Pass Test of Time
Mugabe and his ZANU PF party have been pushing for elections to be held as soon as the current Parliamentary term comes to an end on Lire la suite...
24 mai 2013, Capital FM/Allafrica.com
Nairobi — The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report that was unveiled some 48 hours ago has already started taking the heat with the commission's own chairperson Bethuel Kiplagat expressing fears that it might be rejected.
Africa: AUC Says African Agenda for 2063 Has to Be People Driven
Kiplagat, who spoke to journalists on Thursday barely hours after he handed over the report Lire la suite...
24 mai 2013, ERT
The African Union Commission said on Thursday "African Vision 2063" has to be owned by the peoples of Africa at all of its stages.
“Use the APRM to improve the lives of Africans”- civil society urges leaders
In a press briefing at the AU headquarters, Deputy Chairperson of the Commission, Erastus Mwencha said, "we have all agreed that the exercise of preparing agenda for 2063 must be consultative Lire la suite...
20 mai 2013, AfriMAP/EISA/SAIIA
Addis Ababa May 16, 2013 - As the leaders of the African Union gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to celebrate the continental organisation’s 50th anniversary, more than 46 civil society organisations deliberated on the present state of governance in Africa, by placing the continent’s premier governance mechanism, the APRM, under the microscope. Lire la suite...
Nigeria: NGF to Hold Governance Share Fair for South West States
18 mai 2013, All Africa.com/Vanguard
Abuja — The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) has concluded plans to hold its second Governance Share Fair for South West states.
African Peer Review Mechanism to reach decade milestone
The fair is being organised by the NGF in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC), a competent Lire la suite...
09 mai 2013, All Africa.com/ANGOP
Midrand - The National Assembly Speaker Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos Monday considered the "Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)" and "State of the African Union" an evidence of joint performance by the African Institutions.
The Angolan Parliament speaker stressed the importance of the topic during the opening Lire la suite...
Ghana President seeks transformation of Pan African Parliament
09 mai 2013, The Africa Report
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has advocated for the transformation of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) from that of a deliberative one to a legislative one, with legislators being elected to the body.
"The African Union must hasten its evolution into a union of people, and not merely a union of governments," Lire la suite...
Angola: Pan-African Parliament 2nd Ordinary Session Kicks Off
09 mai 2013, All Africa.com/Angola Press
Midrand — The opening acto f the second Ordinary Session of the Pan-African Parliament Thrid Legislature started with the welcoming remarks by chairperson of the organisation, Bethel N. Amdi.
During his speech, the head of Pan-African Parliament saluted and thanked all MPs and entities invited to attend the opening ceremony.
During Lire la suite...
Liberia's FOI Law Faces First Legal Test - As CEMESP Takes LACC to Court
02 mai 2013, All Africa.com/Front page Africa
Monrovia- The Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP) has filed a writ of Mandamus with the Supreme Court to compel the Independent Information Commission to conduct a hearing on its complaint against the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC) for denying the release of asset declaration information.
South Africa's flawed asylum system
CEMESP in November Lire la suite...
02 mai 2013, IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 30 April 2013 (IRIN) - South Africa attracts the largest number of asylum seekers in the world, but grants refugee status to very few of them, ranking only thirty-sixth in the world for the size of its refugee population, which the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) puts at about 58,000.
Nigeria: As the Rat Pursues the Cat
The Department of Home Affairs, Lire la suite...
25 avril 2013, All Africa.com/Vanguard
TODAY, we are starting with a simple aptitude test in which the examiner expects us to be honest to ourselves: (a) We are fighting corruption (b) Corruption is consuming us (c) None of the above.
East Africa: U.S. Criticises Human Rights Record in East Africa
The correct answer is (b) - Corruption is consuming our nation. With each passing day, we are sinking deeper into the abyss. Why are these Lire la suite...
25 avril 2013, All Africa.com/Sudan Tribune
Addis Ababa — The US government has criticised countries in the East African region for their continued human rights violations and political oppression in its annual report on human rights practices around the world.
Rwanda: EALA Approves One Stop Border Posts Bill
The US state department's 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices accuses Ethiopia of continuing to severely Lire la suite...
25 avril 2013, All Africa.com/The New Times
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), which is sitting in Kigali, on Tuesday, passed the long-awaited One Stop Border Posts Bill, 2012, paving way for it to become a regional law if assented to by the EAC Heads of State.
APRM National Action Plan Launched
The Bill will provide the framework for establishing One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) in the five-member Lire la suite...
18 avril 2013, Sierra Express Media
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), in collaboration with the National Governing Council (NDC) and the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs (MPPA), on Tuesday 16th April 2013 officially launched the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) National Program of Action at the British Council Auditorium Hall, Tower Hill, and Freetown.
In Sierra Leone, President Koroma Launches APRM Country Review Report, National Program of Action
In Lire la suite...
17 avril 2013, Awareness Times
His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has on Tuesday 16th April 2013 launched the Sierra Leone African Peer Review Mechanism Country Review Report and the National Program of Action at the British Council Auditorium in Freetown.
Officially launching the Report, President Koroma said APRM is one of the flagship good governance Lire la suite...
Nigeria Bans Film On Oil Corruption, Warns Director
17 avril 2013, Committee to Protect Journalists
Lagos — The Committee to Project Journalists condemns a recent decision by the Nigerian government to ban the exhibition and distribution of a documentary film on corruption in the state's management of oil wealth, "Fuelling Poverty."
Keynote address by President Ernest Bai Koroma at Peer Review Mechanism Meeting
In an April 8 ruling reviewed by CPJ, the federal government-run National Film and Video Lire la suite...
17 avril 2013, Sierra Leone Government
It is an honor for me to be with you today. The African Peer Review Mechanism is one of the flagship good governance programs that my Government is implementing, principally because of the opportunities it provides for the continued transformation of Sierra Leone.In September 2008, I launched the implementation of the APRM process in Sierra Leone and Lire la suite...
Macky SALL à la réunion des fondations OPEN SOCIETY : « Il faut accorder une attention aux pays africains qui changent dans le bon sens »
16 avril 2013, Le Soleil
L'Afrique a ses atouts
et ses faiblesses et le président de la République, Macky Sall, a souligné ces
différentes caractéristiques lors de la réunion du conseil d'administration des
fondations Open society (Osf), du 15 au 17 avril 2013. Il a également demandé
aux donateurs Lire la suite...
Bill on term limits goes to Ugandan parliament
15 avril 2013, Africa Review/Daily Nation
Ugandan political activists and some members of parliament have kicked off a campaign they hope will lead to an amendment of the Constitution to restore presidential term limits.
Just last week, as Kenya was swearing in Uhuru Kenyatta, its fourth president since Independence, the Kampala-based Centre for Constitutional Governance (CCG) Lire la suite...
Mozambique: Uneven playing fields fosters violence
15 avril 2013, AfriMAP
By Ozias Tungwarara
The recent outbreak of violence in Mozambique, widely suspected to be the work of RENAMO, is deeply worrying not only for Mozambique but the whole sub-region. Already calls are being made for SADC and AU to engage with the deteriorating situation after four policemen and three civilians Lire la suite...
Interview with Senator Ajibola on NEPAD bill
14 avril 2013, Tribune (Nigeria)
Senator Simeon Ajibola, who represents Kwara South Senatorial District, speaks with DAPO FALADE on the passage of his bill for "An Act to provide for the Establishment of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) Commission and Other Related Matters” and other legislative functions. Excerpts:
Africa: EU Agrees Landmark Anti-Corruption Law for Global Resource Companies
YOUR Lire la suite...
11 avril 2013, All Africa.com/Global Witness (London)
The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and logging companies to publish details of the payments they make to governments for access to natural resources around the world. By providing millions of citizens in resource-rich countries with detailed information about the money generated by their natural resource sectors, Lire la suite...
MAEP : Une cure d’austérité pour un nouveau départ
11 avril 2013, Mali Actualités
La petite ville de Sandtown à Johannesburg en Afrique du Sud a abrité en fin du mars 2013, la réunion des points focaux du Mécanisme africain d’évaluation par les pairs (MAEP). Plusieurs ministres, dont le nôtre Me Demba Traoré en charge des Maliens de l’extérieur et de l’Intégration africaine, ont pris Lire la suite...
Gbagbo Party Vows to Boycott Local Ivory Coast Polls
09 avril 2013, VoA news
ABIDJAN — Campaigning is underway in Ivory Coast for municipal and regional elections, although the opposition party of former president Laurent Gbagbo has vowed to boycott. The country’s U.N. peacekeeping mission is warning against intimidation and threats of violence surrounding the April 21 vote.
Rwanda’s Genocide Not Forgotten
The election later Lire la suite...
09 avril 2013, VoA news
This past weekend marked the 19th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. On April 6th, Hutu extremists began a killing spree that started with political opponents of the government. Over the next several days and weeks, the world stood by as the campaign spread to include door to door slaughtering of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in the Lire la suite...
Politique/Bonne gouvernance : Ouverture ce lundi à Lomé, d’un Projet de renforcement du processus du MAEP
09 avril 2013, Toute l'actualité du Togo
Un atelier visant à lancer le Projet « Renforcement
du processus du Mécanisme Africain d’Evaluation par les Pairs (MAEP) », a été
ouvert ce lundi à Lomé par le Premier ministre togolais Kwesi Séléagodji
Ahoomey-Zunu, a constaté un journaliste de l’Agence Savoir News.
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Time for Solidarity in Europe
08 avril 2013, Open Society Foundations
Europe must reclaim its vision of a community based on solidarity.
We believe that to emerge from this crisis, Europe must reclaim its vision of a community based on solidarity.
Solidarity Now supports civil society groups working in Greece and is setting up Solidarity Centres—a place for everyone in Greece Lire la suite...
Togo: Audit de la bonne gouvernance
08 avril 2013, Republique du Togo
Le Mécanisme africain d'évaluation par les pairs (MAEP), mis en place il y a 10 ans, est un Programme adopté volontairement par les Etats membres de l'Union africaine (UA) en vue de promouvoir et de renforcer des normes élevées de gouvernance. L’évaluation par les pairs est un mécanisme d'auto-évaluation. Lire la suite...
The AU launches year long OAU/AU 50th anniversary celebrations
08 avril 2013, AU Commission
Addis Ababa, 8 April 2012 – Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission and Dr Teodros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia launched today, 8 April 2013 in Addis Ababa, the celebrations marking the Golden Jubilee of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). They jointly lit Lire la suite...
Le projet « renforcement du processus du Mécanisme Africain d’Evaluation par les Pairs (MAEP) , officiellement lancé
08 avril 2013, Radio Lome
Togo - Le
projet « renforcement du processus du Mécanisme Africain d’Evaluation par les
Pairs (MAEP) dans 5 pays ouest africains », à savoir le Bénin, le Burkina-Faso,
le Ghana, le Mali et le Togo est officiellement lancé le lundi 08 Avril 2013 à
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Govt Blocks Bishop Zac From Travelling
05 avril 2013, The Observer (Kampala)
Retired Kampala assistant bishop Zac Niringiye has been attacked by government—and hailed by civil society for his political stances on bad governance and restoration of presidential term limits, among other issues. President Museveni has often singled him out for criticism. The president has advised the retired bishop severally to fight HIV/Aids among Lire la suite...
Zimbabwe: With a Radio Ban, Mugabe Sharpens the Old Enemy's Weapon
02 avril 2013, All Africa.com/SW Radio
Harare — Even 33 years after Zimbabwean independence, President Mugabe remains a harsh critic of the white colonial government's system. But through the latest radio ban, he is imposing the same oppressive tactics that he himself once fought against to liberate his people.
African Union Rejects New Central African Republic Leader
As I write, Zimbabwe's statutes are still being starched Lire la suite...
02 avril 2013, VoA news
The African Union has rejected Michel Djotodia as leader of the Central African Republic (CAR) after his Seleka rebel group seized power and forced President Francois Bozize to flee.
Tanzania's APRM Continued Participation Vital - Haule
El-Ghassim Wane, spokesman for the African Union Peace and Security Commission, says the AU is working with its international partners to help resolve Lire la suite...
27 mars 2013, Tanzania Daily News
By Alvar Mwakyusa,
Bill To Revitalise NEPAD Passes Second Reading
THE Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr John Haule, said that Tanzania still needs to be in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), to enhance transparency and accountability towards good governance.
Mr Haule made the remarks in Dar es Salaam while Lire la suite...
26 mars 2013, Channels Television (Nigeria)
The Senate has begun moves to revitalise the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) as the bill seeking to establish NEPAD Commission passes second reading in the Senate.
Togo: In Togo, Court Rejects Repressive Press Law Amendments
The sponsor of the bill, Senator Simeon Ajibola recalled how NEPAD was adopted as a policy development framework in 2001 in response to the problem of poor Lire la suite...
22 mars 2013, CJP
Lagos — The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Wednesday's ruling by Togo's Constitutional Court to reject repressive amendments to a media law that granted the state-run media regulator sweeping powers of censorship.
APRM comprises 35 member states
A panel of judges declared that six articles of Togo's 2009 press law, which were amended on February Lire la suite...
22 mars 2013, Angola Press
Luanda - The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), tasked with deepening and consolidating democratic practices among the African Union (AU) States, has currently 35 member countries, including Angola that joined the organisation in 2004.
Southern Africa: SADC Urged to Intervene in Civil Society Crackdown
The information was released by the Angolan Foreign Affairs minister, Georges Chikoti, who was speaking Lire la suite...
20 mars 2013, All Africa.com/SW Radio
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is being urged to intervene in the ongoing crackdown against civic groups in Zimbabwe, in order to ensure a conducive environment for democratic elections this year.
De "grandes avancées" réalisées par l’Algérie dans le cadre du MAEP (experts)
This call was made by international rights monitor Human Rights Watch on Tuesday, which said that SADC, as the guarantors Lire la suite...
20 mars 2013, Le Temps d'Algérie
De "grandes avancées" ont été réalisées par l’Algérie dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du mécanisme africain d’évaluation par les paires (MAEP), ont souligné, mercredi à Bechar, les animateurs d’une rencontre-débat sur l’évaluation du programme national sur la gouvernance.
Ghana: UN Human Rights Council - Adoption of the Outcome of Ghana's UPR - Item 6
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18 mars 2013, Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch welcomes the recommendations in the UPR report and Ghana's commitment to implementing reforms to protect the rights of people with disabilities, including by improving the domestic legal framework; adopting programs to encourage positive community engagement with people with disabilities; and rolling out oversight measures in psychiatric Lire la suite...
Rwanda: Grand Victory for Rwanda Media
18 mars 2013, All Africa.com/Rwanda Focus
March 11, 2013 will go down as a very significant day for the media in Rwanda. The day signaled an end to years of constant lobbying and deliberations in the corridors of power with the publication last Monday of the Official Gazette containing several new media-related laws, most of them revisions of older ones.
Le bailleur de Osiwa à Dakar : Y’en a marre a reçu le milliardaire Georges Soros
Most important is Lire la suite...
14 mars 2013, lequotidien.sn
Y'en a marre a reçu,
hier, à son Quartier général, la visite du fondateur d'Osiwa (Open society
initiative for West Africa), Georges Soros, et ses collaborateurs du Conseil
d'administration. En effet, exposant à ses hôtes de marque l'évolution et les
perspectives du mouvement, Y'en marre, dans la collaboration Lire la suite...
MAEP : L’Algérie est un pays leader en matière de bonne gouvernance
13 mars 2013, El Moudjahid (Algerie)
L’ambassadeur-conseiller auprès du ministre délégué des Affaires maghrébines et africaines, M. Rabah Hadid, a estimé, hier à Sidi Bel-Abbès, que l’Algérie est "leader dans le domaine de la gouvernance en Afrique".
Zimbabwe: The Draft Constitution - By the Politicians, for the Politicians?
Intervenant lors d’un forum de sensibilisation sur le mécanisme africain Lire la suite...
13 mars 2013, All Africa.com/Think Africa Press
After years of negotiations, Zimbabwe's draft constitution will be put to a referendum on 16 March. But is it the result of popular consultation or political wrangling?
Tanzania: Should Corruption Be Tried in Special Courts?
On 15 September, 2008, President Robert Mugabe was forced into a political union with a bitter rival: Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T). Lire la suite...
13 mars 2013, Tanzania Daily News
THERE has been a proposal on whether the Judiciary should establish a special court for trying corruption cases in a bid to fight graft effectively.
ACHPR: Zimbabweans abroad have right to vote
Such idea has attracted a mixture of feelings among commentators with some supporting the proposal, while others are vehemently in opposition.
Our Staff Writer FAUSTINE Lire la suite...
12 mars 2013, OSISA
By Richard Lee | 12 March 2013
Africa: Women as Leaders - Power, Participation and Progress in the 21st Century
It is a decision that could potentially change the electoral game in Zimbabwe.
In a landmark ruling, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) has passed a provisional measure directing the government to allow exiled Zimbabweans and those living abroad to vote in the country’s Lire la suite...
11 mars 2013, All Africa.com
Today is International Women's Day and the beginning of a month-long emphasis on the lives of women and the challenges and opportunities they face in the 21st century. At the RAS, we began the month with an event held at Parliament discussing women's political participation and leadership in Africa.
Guinea Suffering From 'Gridlock Fatigue'
The continued dominance Lire la suite...
11 mars 2013, VoA news
DAKAR, SENEGAL — The political deadlock in Guinea shows little sign of easing, as the government and opposition trade accusations and violent street clashes once again eclipse all other agendas. On Monday, opposition leaders opted out of a meeting the government says was a bid to tackle disputes about much-delayed legislative elections.
African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Launches 10th Anniversary
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11 mars 2013, Ghana Government
The 10th anniversary of the African Peer Review Mechanism
(APRM) was, last Friday, launched in all member-states with the objective of
creating significant awareness on APRM and the importance of its existence
among African citizens.
The APRM was established on March 9, 2003 to ensure that
policies and practices of member-states conform to the Lire la suite...
Célébration des dix ans du Maep: pour plus de visibilité de l'institution au niveau national
11 mars 2013, Adjinakou (Benin)
Le Mécanisme africain d'évaluation par les pairs (Maep) a dix ans cette année. Pour célébrer cet anniversaire, la Cellule nationale de gouvernance du Maep, face aux médias le 09 mars 2013 à Cotonou, entend faire connaitre au peuple béninois, cette institution.
"Le Maep au service des peuples Lire la suite...