| South Africa: Naming and Shaming Swings Into Action
11 juin 2013, All Africa.com
There can be no objection in principle to the Justice Minister's naming and shaming initiative, since all convictions occur in open court. Also, shame is in short supply in South Africa, where anything apparently goes - and we need the restoration of a clear moral compass. We hope that this public shaming will be extended to members of the executive Lire la suite...
Swaziland: Voices Silenced and Solidarity Stifled
11 juin 2013, Gender Links
Kenyan Victims Withdraw From ICC Proceedings
Siphofaneni — Members of the Swaziland Rural Women's Assembly (SRWA) along with gender activists in Swaziland and beyond are still reeling in shock after the Royal Swaziland Police Service (RSPS) effectively silenced activists and shut down a peaceful women’s solidarity march that the SRWA organised on 29 May.
SRWA Lire la suite...
11 juin 2013, Institute for War & Peace Reporting
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Mali's Rush to the Ballot Box
Development is a further setback to the court's work in Kenya, but does not halt legal process.
Three months before Kenya's deputy president is due to go on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, 93 victims of violence that followed a disputed election in late 2007 have pulled out of the proceedings.Lire la suite...
Zimbabwe: MDC Questions Validity of Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court
06 juin 2013, All Africa.com/SW Radio
The MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube has questioned the validity of the newly formed Constitutional Court saying the nine member judges who passed a ruling in the court last Friday ordering the running of elections by July 31st, has not been constituted yet.
MDC Secretary General Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga added more
06 juin 2013, All Africa.com
With a state of emergency about to be lifted, campaigning for Mali's elections on July 28 is poised to begin in earnest. Many potential voters are skeptical, but their country is poor and faces pressure from abroad.
Bensouda to Engage Kenya Over Hague Cases
Rokia Diarra Karambe is a women's rights activist and President of the Federation of Mali's Migrant Associations. Whenever Lire la suite...
03 juin 2013, All Africa.com/Capital FM
Nairobi — The International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says the court is ready to engage in any legal debate with the government of Kenya over deferral of the cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
Législatives du 30 juin : le président Alpha Condé fixe la date de la campagne électorale
The Office of the Prosecutor said in response to queries by Capital FM News that the Kenyan Lire la suite...
30 mai 2013, Guineenews
Comme nous l’annoncions dans l’une de nos précédentes dépêches, le président Alpha Condé vient de fixer la date du début de la campagne des élections législatives. Le décret a été lu sur les ondes des médias d’État ce soir. Un décret dont voici la teneur Lire la suite...
Africans Returning Home in Large Numbers
30 mai 2013, VoA news
Many Africans are leaving the United States and other Western countries and returning to their respective countries.Lire la suite...
Sirleaf elected chair of the African Peer Review Mechanism
Jacob Sax Conteh is editor of Cocorioko, a Sierra Leone online magazine, which recently carried an article about the topic.
He said economic decline and disappearing jobs in the West,
29 mai 2013, Africa Review
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been elected chairperson of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
She was elected by 30 African leaders whose countries have acceded to be part of the APRM.
APRM allows participating countries to peer review each other on governance structures and it is one of the measures African Lire la suite...
Communique de Presse du Gouvernement
27 mai 2013, Guineennews.org
Le Gouvernement constate avec regret que depuis
le Lire la suite...
Rapport sur les droits de l’Homme : Mimi Touré relève l’amnésie d’Amnesty
26 mai 2013, LeQuotidien
Le rapport de Amnesty
Zimbabwe: June Election 'Unlawful' in Terms of New Constitution
international qui épingle les «violations» de droits humains par le régime de
Macky Sall, est de mauvais goût pour le Garde des Sceaux. Aminata Touré parle
de «commentaires politiques maquillés». Sur le coup de Oumar Sarr, qui est
sortie du territoire Lire la suite...
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.
Atelier : La Justice guinéenne à la…barre !
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...
21 mai 2013, Guinee7
Ce mardi 21 mai, le Bureau d’OSIWA (Open
Society for West Africa), Guinée en partenariat avec Africa Governance
Monotoring and Advocacy Poject (AFRIMAP) a organisé un Lire la suite...
“Use the APRM to improve the lives of Africans”- civil society urges leaders
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.
This call was made by international rights monitor Human Rights Watch on Tuesday, which said that SADC, as the guarantors Lire la suite...