Kenya elected to UN Human Rights Council
13 November 2012, Daily Nation
Kenya was elected on Monday to one of the coveted seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council.
There was no expressed opposition to Kenya in the 193-nation General Assembly, which decides the make-up of the 47-member council.
Kenya was one of five countries nominated to fill five open seats on the Geneva-based council read more...
ISS wants parallel political, military processes in Mali
13 November 2012, WADR
A senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies Africa (ISS) has suggested that the political process of negotiation be continued as the military intervention is being planned for northern Mali.
Lori-Anne Therou-Benoni thinks that the threat of a military intervention could help speed up the negotiations, and noted, however, read more...
Cours Pénale Internationale (CPI) Après les criminels de guerre, Fatou Bensouda sur les traces des criminels sexuels
13 November 2012, REWMI
Les crimes sexuels sont au centre des
poursuites menées par la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), a indiqué, lundi à
Dakar, la procureure générale de cette juridiction, la Gambienne Fatou
Memorandum to the National Assembly on Constitutional Reform Proposals for Effective Decentralisation of Governance: The Case for Strengthening State Independent Electoral Commissions’ (SIEC)
''Les crimes sexuels sont au centre et au premier plan des enquêtes et
poursuites de read more...
12 November 2012, Prepared by Stakeholders for Effective and Autonomous SIECs facilitated by CDD and OSIWA
Background- the Problem
and clear consensus that has emerged during this 2012 Constitutional review
process is the outcry for the real decentralization of the governance system of
Nigeria. The 1999 Constitution places a lot of emphasis on representative
governance read more...
Sierra Leone: Elections Are a Chance to Ride the Wave of Economic Development and Democracy
12 November 2012, African Arguments
On 17 November Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls in presidential, parliamentary and local elections.
Over a decade ago, after years of turmoil and unrest, Sierra Leoneans were encouraged to embrace democracy as the means of restoring peace and reviving this once flourishing West African country.
Great sacrifices were made read more...
Citizens’ Situation Room 2012 Sierra Leone Election.
12 November 2012, National Election Watch NEW
Election Watch NEW, OneWorld, and SMAG Media have put together the people and
technology to operate a Citizens' Situation Room that will contribute to
a credible, free, fair and free from fear election in 2012. With funding from
OSIWA and DFID, NEW's 9,493 Observers – one in every Polling Station read more...
W Africa looks to deploy troops to Mali
12 November 2012, Financial Times
LAGOS, Nigeria – West African nations on Sunday agreed to send some 3,000 troops to help the country of Mali wrest back control of its northern half, which was read more...
Kikwete cautions EAC on monetary union
12 November 2012, Arusha Times
President Jakaya Kikwete has advised the East African Community Secretariat in Arusha to be cautious as far as the proposed monetary union in the region is concerned.
"The first East African Community which collapsed in 1977, started crumbling at the monetary union stage about 1963 when each of the founding three states--Kenya, read more...
Pourquoi le Sénégal a reculé
10 November 2012, Seneweb
Le sixième Indice Ibrahim de la gouvernance en Afrique (IIAG) 2012 a été publié hier mercredi 7 novembre 2012. Il confirme la tendance générale à l’amélioration du niveau global de gouvernance sur le continent depuis 2000. Cependant, le Sénégal qui a reculé dans le classe pointe à la 16ième read more...
Ministère des Maliens de l’extérieur et de l’intégration Africain : Améliorer la performance du Mali en matière de bonne Gouvernance
10 November 2012, La Révélation
nationale de la gouvernance du MAEP a initié un atelier le jeudi 08 novembre au
centre international de conférence de Bamako (CICB) ; la cérémonie d’ouverture
était présidée par le secrétaire général du ministère des Maliens de
l’extérieur read more...
RDC : le Senat adopte la loi fixant à 30% la représentation minimale des femmes dans les institutions publiques
08 November 2012, Radiookapi.net
Le Sénat a adopté mercredi 7 novembre la loi fixant à 30%
le quota minimum de représentation des femmes dans les institutions en RDC.
Cette loi organique, qui fixe les modalités d'application d'un prescrit de la
constitution, contient aussi des sanctions devant garantir son application,
notamment une read more...
Committee against Torture begins examination of report of Senegal
07 November 2012, Committee against Torture
The Committee against Torture this morning began its consideration of the third periodic report submitted by Senegal on how it implements the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Introducing the report, Fodé Seck, the Permanent Representative of Senegal to the read more...
Gouvernance : Une nouvelle mystique du développement
07 November 2012, Le Soleil
La question majeure
posée par l'annonce de la création d'un nouveau département ministériel chargé
de la Promotion de la Bonne gouvernance est liée à la difficulté naturelle
découlant de la volonté du Chef de l'État de traduire un concept, la bonne
Gouvernance, en une réalité read more...
Mali: Ecowas Security Chiefs Meeting On Malian Crisis Ends
07 November 2012, Leadership (Nigeria)
The extraordinary meeting of the ECOWAS Committee of the Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) ended in Bamako last night with a resolution to present conclusions reached to the meeting of Heads of State and Government holding in Abuja later this week.
African scholars blame colonialism for regional conflict
The meeting was attended by Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, the Gambia, Liberia, Togo, Bukina read more...
07 November 2012, The New Times
Policy analysts, scholars and researchers from Africa have partly blamed colonialists for the persistence of conflicts in the Great Lakes Region that resulted from the manner in which the countries were administered during the colonial period.
South Africa - Nine SADC member states discuss good governance and youth employment during multi-stakeholder dialogue on AfDB’s new Human Capital Strategy
They made the observation yesterday during the opening of a regional high level conference on read more...
07 November 2012, African Development Bank Group
Africa’s strategy for human capital should focus on Africa’s youth who do not have basic education and the unemployed being produced at different levels of the education system. Priority needs to be placed on the growing creative sector and ensuring the sustainability of this growing market in Africa.
These read more...
Optimism in the field of anti-corruption
07 November 2012, UNDP
Every year, corruption is estimated to cost more read more...
Dar es Salaam to Showcase Reforms At APRM Governance Panel
05 November 2012, Tanzania Daily News
All is now set for President Jakaya Kikwete to showcase the country's endeavors in promoting governance in political, economic, corporate and socio-economic areas under the African Union governance assessment instrument-the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
Africa Leaders Challenged On Trade for Inclusive Growth
According to the coordinator of the Tanzanian review process, Dr. Rachel Mukamunana read more...
02 November 2012, The New Times (Rwanda)
African countries should put trade on top of the agenda in their bilateral agreements and invest heavily in education and research if the continent is to register inclusive growth.
This is the message from some experts and policy makers attending the ongoing African Economic Conference in Kigali.
According to experts, many African countries read more...
Kenya: Poll Observers Worry Over March Election Date
02 November 2012, Capital FM/Allafrica.com
Nairobi — Local electoral observers have raised concerns that Kenya is not ready for the March 4, 2013 general election, hours after the long awaited Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits arrived in the country.
A Programmes Officer at the Electoral Institute for the Sustainability of Democracy in Africa (EISA) Willis Otieno said that the Independent read more...
West Africa Elects Iron Lady Christiana Thorpe
31 October 2012, Awareness Times (Sierra Leone)
By Aruna Turay
NEPAD Special Publications Launch
The 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Network of Electoral Commissions in West Africa (ECONEC) has elected Dr. Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone as the new President of the Coordinating Committee which pilots ECONEC's affairs for the next two years.
The new Committee also has General Siaka Sangane (Mali) read more...
30 October 2012, NEPAD
NEPAD will be launching two flagship Publications, ‘Africa’s Decade of Change’, a knowledge product highlighting the key outcomes and reflections of the 10th anniversary of NEPAD as the flagship development programme of the African Union. It is a result of the close working collaboration between the NEPAD Agency, United Nations Office of the Special read more...
Réunion du Réseau des Commission Électorales de l'Afrique de l'Ouest à Abuja
29 October 2012, Lebanco.net
C'est sous la
présidence de Son Excellence Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, Président de la Commission
de la CEDEAO empêché, représenté pour la circonstance par Son Excellence Monsieur
Toga Gayewea MCINTOSH, Vice-président de la commission, que s'est ouverte
l'Assemblée Générale read more...
88 per cent of children in Gomoa are not in school
26 October 2012, Ghana News Agency
A methodology survey conducted by the Gomoa West District Oversight Committee of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) on five communities has revealed that 88 per cent of children between 5-14 years do not attend school.
Commonwealth draft model Integrity in Public Life Act
The survey which was undertaken from July and August was held at Gomoa Dego, Gomoa Brofoyedru, Apam, Mumford and read more...
25 October 2012, Commonwealth Secretariat
New Anti-Corruption Model Law Will Help to Strengthen Good Governance - Law
The Commonwealth draft model Integrity in Public Life Act covers code of
conduct, guidelines on conflict of interest and declarations of interest, and
mechanisms to investigate breaches read more...
Let’s eschew violence to promote good governance – African countries urged
23 October 2012, Ghana News Agency
Apam (C/R), Oct. 23, GNA – The President of the African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council, Rev. Prof. S.K. Adjepong has urged African countries to eschew violence in politics in order to promote good governance and development of the continent.
ECOWAS UNDERSCORES NEED FOR INDEPENDENCE, INTEGRITY OF ELECTORAL MANAGEMENT BODIES
Speaking at validation workshop on draft Gomoa West District APRM Governance report at read more...
23 October 2012, ECOWAS
The ECOWAS Commission has underscored the centrality of the independence, professionalism, fairness and integrity of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) to the collective efforts to nurture democratic culture in West Africa.
Agencies Assess Humanitarian Needs in the Sahel
In a keynote address to the third General Assembly of the Network of Electoral Commission in West Africa (ECONEC), read more...
22 October 2012, VoA
Millions of people across West Africa’s Sahel region face a double crisis, as fallout from the northern Mali conflict hits areas already facing severe food shortages. Gathering Saturday in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou, officials with the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, regional bodies and donors wrapped up a read more...
Liberian Teachers Enter Second Week of Strike
22 October 2012, VoA
In Liberia, teachers of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) in Monrovia have begun their second week of what they called a "go-slow action” to demand salary increases.
The teachers are ignoring a plea from the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to return to their classes.
The government said it read more...
Democracy can’t thrive in atmosphere of violence-Adjepong
22 October 2012, Ghana News Agency
Apam (C/R), Oct. 22, GNA -The President of the national African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Governing Council, Rev. Professor Samuel Kwesi Adjepong, has said that democracy cannot thrive in an atmosphere of violence.
NETWORK OF ELECTORAL COMMISSIONS OF ECOWAS TO MEET IN ABUJA TO ADOPT BEST PRACTICE FOR ELECTION MANAGEMENT
Rev. Professor Adjepong was speaking at a validation workshop on draft district APRM governance report for the Gomoa West read more...
22 October 2012, ECOWAS PRESS RELEASE N 281/2012
Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of Election Commissions of ECOWAS Member States are
meeting in Abuja from 23rd October 2012 to review the conduct of elections in
West Africa and propose additional measures for improving their management in
the spirit of the campaign by the Community to entrench democratic culture in
Okorocha, Uduaghan, Fashola others win NEPAD award
22 October 2012, Vanguard
LAGOS—Ten state Governors including Governor Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Adams Oshiomhole, Emmanuel Uduaghan and Rochas Okorocha were given awards for their commitment to poverty reduction, infrastructural and educational development at the just concluded NEPAD Business Group of Nigeria, NBGN 2nd annual general meeting in Lagos.
Other Governors read more...
Sustainability of Ghana’s peace is obligation of all-Prof Asante
18 October 2012, Ghana News Agency
Nkoranza (B/A), Oct. 18, GNA – Professor S.K.B. Asante,
Chairman of the National African Peer Review Mechanism (NAPRM) Governing
Council, has said the sustainability of
peace in the country was the responsibility of every Ghanaian.
He appealed to Ghanaians to be circumspect in their
utterances so that Election 2012 we would be free, fair and read more...
OUTCOME STATEMENT OF THE EIGHTH AFRICAN GOVERNANCE FORUM (AGF-VIII) ON DEMOCRACY, ELECTIONS AND THE MANAGEMENT OF DIVERSITY IN AFRICA
18 October 2012, UNDP-UNECA-AU
GABORONE, BOTSWANA, 16-18 OCTOBER 2012
1. The Government of the Republic of Botswana, the United
Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Africa (UNDP/RBA), the
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union
(AU) jointly held the Eighth African Governance read more...
Inclusion: the way forward for democracy in Africa
17 October 2012, ThinkAfrica Press
By Siphosami Malunga, Salah S Hammad, Said Adejumobi
As Africa rises, tolerance for strong-man attitudes in elections should decline, says ECA's Carlos Lopes
Yesterday, Botswana began hosting the Eighth African Governance Forum in conjunction with the African Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. 250 delegates from around the continent were expected to attend, including past read more...
17 October 2012, UNECA
Addis Ababa, 17 October 2012 (ECA) – UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of ECA, Mr. Carlos Lopes has said that Africa’s rise may see a decline in strong-man attitudes during electoral processes. Mr. Lopes was speaking at the 3-day eighth edition of the African Governance Forum that ends on 18th October in Gaborone, Botswana. "As Africa read more...
Remarks at the UN General Assembly Intervention on NEPAD / Malaria
17 October 2012, U.S. Mission to the United Nations
Mr. President, the United States welcomes the report of the Secretary General on the "New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)” and the report "2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in developing countries and particularly Africa”. We appreciate the opportunity to address them together.
The United States strongly supports Africa’s read more...
Ensuring Africa’s development critical task for UN, says General Assembly President
17 October 2012, United Nations General Assembly
17 October 2012 – The United Nations system and African countries must
strengthen their partnership to advance the continent’s economic growth,
development and participation in the global economy, the President of the
General Assembly said today.
"Ensuring Africa’s development should be a strategic task for the entire
United Nations system,” read more...
As General Assembly Reviews Partnership for Africa’s Development, Body’s President Praises Continent’s Determination to Overcome ‘Seemingly Insurmountable Obstacles’
17 October 2012, United Nations General Assembly
Assembly Also Considers Conflict in Africa, Search for Durable Peace,
Development, as well as Efforts to Tackle Malaria in Developing Countries
Sixty-seventh General Assembly Plenary 25th & 26th Meetings (AM &
PM)Delegates gathered today in the General Assembly to assess progress on the read more...
EU Statement - United Nations General Assembly Plenary: NEPAD/Malaria
17 October 2012, European Union
Summary: 17 October 2012, New York - Statement by the European Union at the
United Nations 67th Session of the General Assembly Plenary on NEPAD/Malaria
I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member
The Acceding Country Croatia, the Candidate Countries the former
Yugoslav read more...
Senegal women consult on nationality right for their children
16 October 2012, WADR
After successfully achieving a gender parity law in parliament,
Senegalese women are holding consultations on drafting a bill that will confer
their nationality on the children they bear for non-Senegalese spouses.
Currently, only Senegalese men enjoy the right to pass their
nationality on to their children by non-Senegalese women.
The read more...
Sierra Leone to hold first presidential debate
16 October 2012, Africa Review
By KEMO CHAM in Freetown
Sierra Leone's two
main presidential hopefuls will have the opportunity to explain their policies
to a national audience in the first ever head-to-head presidential debate on
The read more...
Bonne gouvernance : Les signaux en vert
15 October 2012, La Depeche (Mali)
La commission nationale de gouvernance du Mécanisme Africain d’Evaluation par les Pairs (MAEP), et le ministère des maliens de l’extérieur et de l’intégration africaine dans leur dynamique à améliorer davantage les performances du Mali en matière de bonne gouvernance, viennent de procéder la semaine dernière à la tenue read more...
Mo Ibrahim Index of Governance
15 October 2012, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
The 2012 Index of African Governance (IIAG) has been launched in
London. This is the sixth year in which governance outcomes in Africa
have been measured,
looking at both country and regional performances across four major
categories -Safety & Rule of Law, Participation & Human Rights,
Economic Opportunity and Human read more...
AU COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON DLAMINI ZUMA OUTLINES AUC KEY PRIORITY AREAS
15 October 2012, AU Commission
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 15 October 2012-The African Union Commission, as the secretariat of the African Union will seek to define and build a trajectory that extracts the continent from poverty to development, said Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, at her installation as the Commission's Chairperson today, presided over by the Chairperson of the African Union, read more...
Pan African assembly to send poll monitors
14 October 2012, Daily Nation
The Pan African Parliament is to send a team to monitor Kenya's election process ahead of the General Election.
Mr Bethel Amadi, Speaker of the South African based assembly, said the delegation will monitor all aspect's of the process before the March 4, elections.
"We are convinced that consensus building need to be done before read more...
Pan African Parliament’s first ordinary session opens
10 October 2012, The Point
The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Monday opened the first ordinary session of the Third Parliament in Midrand, South Africa, with a call from Hon. Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, president of the PAP to the current chairperson of the African Union (AU) Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi, president of the Republic of Benin, who came to the PAP as its guest of honour, to support read more...
Pan-African Parliament wants AU to talk to it
09 October 2012, Business Day (South Africa)
Pan African Parliament seeks legislative powers
Amadi Calls On Africa Countries To Increase Spending On HIV/AIDS
by Nick Kotch,
AFTER eight years languishing in impotent obscurity, Africa's parliament appealed to continental leaders on Monday to start taking it seriously by giving it the powers to do the real work of legislation and oversight read more...
09 October 2012, Leadership (Nigeria)
African governments need to develop self-reliance and increase spending to combat HIV/ AIDS as donor funding is drying up, the president of Pan African Parliament (PAP) , Mr Bethel Amadi has said.
Aplanissement des difficultés d’accès à la justice:Le Cao lance l’Observatoire de la justice au Bénin
Amadi, made the appeal while speaking with newsmen in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday at the ongoing First Ordinary Session of the Third read more...
05 October 2012, Actubenin.con
Le Centre Africa Obota a procédé hier jeudi 4 octobre 2012 au lancement officiel du projet de création de l'Observatoire de la justice béninoise. Ce creuset mis en place grâce au partenariat entre le Cao, le Credij, L'Ong Dhpd et l'Osiwa, devra permettre d'observer de façon continue la justice béninoise au moyen d'outils read more...