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...
APRM is interested in good Governance and efficient service delivery
05 October 2012, Ghana News Agency
Bolgatanga, Oct 5, GNA - Most Reverend Paul Bemele, the Catholic Bishop of
Wa Diocese, has said the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) was crucial and
contributes significantly to good governance and efficient service delivery.
Bishop Bemele, a member of the Governing Council of APRM, said this at a
Validation workshop on "The State of Governance read more...
Renewed momentum on speeding up the implementation of NEPAD’S Continental Projects and Programmes
04 October 2012, NEPAD
Building on some successes in its ten years of existence, The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has been planning and assessing new approaches to ensuring the effective implementation of its programmes in the next decade.
To its credit, NEPAD’s has fared well in supporting the implementation of the African Peer read more...
De la nécessité d'un juste équilibre pour une gestion transparente
02 October 2012, SudOnLine
L'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre participe au débat en cours sur la manière de développer une relation viable entre la question légitime de la sécurité nationale et la promotion du droit du public à la liberté d'information. Il s'agit de trouver l'équilibre entre la liberté d'information et la read more...
Ivory Coast pro-Laurent Gbagbo General Dogbo Ble on trial
02 October 2012, BBC
A key ally of Ivory Coast's former
President Laurent Gbagbo has gone on trial in Abidjan, in the first case of
those accused over the 2010-11 post-election violence.
General Dogbo Ble was the commander of the Republican Guard under Mr
He and seven other security officials read more...
Macky Sall :« La situation au Mali est une préoccupation de la sous-région et du monde»
01 October 2012, allAfrica.com
Sall est arrivé au pouvoir en avril, il avait promis d'adopter une démarche de
rupture en changeant de ligne politique par rapport à son prédécesseur
Abdoulaye Wade dont il était le premier ministre d'avril 2004 jusqu'en
Kenya Court to Rule on Diaspora Vote
01 October 2012, VoA
Kenya’s High Court is scheduled to rule Monday whether citizens living outside the country can vote in the March 4 general elections next year.
An activist group, the Kenyan Diaspora Alliance has asked the court to force the nation’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to allow citizens abroad to register and vote read more...
Congo-Kinshasa: Loi sur la réforme de la CENI - L'opposition claque la porte de la commission PAJ
01 October 2012, allAfrica.com
députés de l'opposition ont suspendu, samedi 29 septembre, leur participation
aux discussions actuellement en cours dans la commission Politique
administrative et juridique (PAJ) de l'Assemblée nationale autour du projet de
loi sur la réforme de la Commission électorale nationale indépendante read more...
Govt gaining in fight against graft-APRM
28 September 2012, The Guardian (Tanzania)
By Felister Peter
Following President Jakaya Kikwete's efforts to combat corruption by taking
legal measures against government executives found guilty of the vice, Tanzania
has been commended for good governance and progressive socio-economic
Chief of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Support Section of the United
Nations read more...
Congo-Kinshasa: L'Assemblée nationale lance la réforme de la CENI
27 September 2012, Radio Okapi
L'Assemblée nationale a jugé recevable, mercredi 26 septembre, le projet de loi portant modification de la loi sur la réforme de la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (Ceni). Deux projets de loi portant sur la même matière avaient élaboré. La plénière va examiner celui du gouvernement read more...
Côte d’Ivoire to ratify ICC Treaty
27 September 2012, Panapress
The Ivorian council of ministers has adopted two bills paving the way for the country's ratification of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC).
U.N. members divided over response to Mali crisis
27 September 2012, Reuters
U.N. members appeared deeply divided on Wednesday as they sought to resolve the crisis in Mali, with France and some of Mali's neighbors backing possible military intervention while the United States said the West African nation first must have an elected government.
A special U.N. session on Mali, held on the sidelines read more...
JK to defend governance record at Ethiopia Forum
27 September 2012, The Guardian (Tanzania)
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has confirmed that all is set for
President Jakaya Kikwete to defend Tanzania's governance record at the APRM
Forum of Heads of States and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January,
Speaking in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday during the opening of a two-day
workshop for Tanzanian officials on harmonisation read more...
Guinée: Le pays décroche enfin son PPTE
26 September 2012, Aminata.com
A moins d'un miracle, la Guinée plus d'une décennie de course ponctuée d'échecs derrière le programme des pays pauvres très endettés (PPTE), va obtenir son point d'achèvement ce mercredi 26 septembre 2012.
De sources concordantes, l'annonce de cette décision n'attend plus que la fin des travaux read more...
UNECA, UNDP to train Tanzanian officials on APRM implementation
26 September 2012, Shout-Africa
Africa Deserves 'More Equitable Partnership' With World, Senegal President Tells UN Debate
By Hassan Abbas – The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) have jointly sponsored a two days training for Tanzanian officials on the implementation of APRM governance reports in Dar es Salaam starting on this Tuesday, read more...
APRM not interested in blame games-Council member
26 September 2012, Joy News (Ghana)
The African Peer Review Mechanism has established 170 oversight committees
across the country with the aim of assessing governance institutions and
service delivery at the local level.
This was revealed by a member of the governing council of the APRM and
Bishop of the Wa Diocese, Most Reverend Dr. Paul Bemile at a validation
25 September 2012, UN News Service
Only through more equitable partnerships
with the global community can African nations achieve full development and
consolidate democracy, Senegal's President, Macky Sall, told the United Nations
General Assembly's high-level debate today, while also addressing the
precarious state of peace and security in West Africa.
Uneasy Calm Returns to Guinean Capital
24 September 2012, WADR
Calm is returning Monday to Conakry, the Guinean capital, after President Alpha Condè called for an end to violence following two days of clashes between supporters of his party and the main opposition Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG).
At least one member of the opposition UFDG led by Cellou Dalein Diallo was reportedly killed read more...
ECOWAS, Mali Agree on Troop Deployment
24 September 2012, VoiceofAmerica
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Mali's government have agreed to the deployment of a standby force to the West African country, where Islamist militants control the north.
PROJET DE LOI PORTANT SUPPRESSION DU SENAT: La majorité des députés vote Oui à nouveau
"Thankfully, there is now a consensus around the mandate of the force, which is the same mandate that the heads of state had decided, and read more...
19 September 2012, SudOnLine
Le projet de loi portant suppression du
Senat, du poste de vice-président et le remplacement du conseil économique et
social en Conseil économique, social et environnementale, a été adopté après
une deuxième lecture hier, mardi 18 septembre. C'était par une majorité des
députés read more...
Nigeria: NEPAD Commences Second Country Review
18 September 2012, Daily Trust
The Special Adviser to the President on New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), Amb. Tunji Olagunju has said preparations for the second country review of Nigeria scheduled for 2013 has commenced.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja at a meeting of the National Council on African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Olagunju said that the read more...
West Africa Foreign Ministers to Meet Over Mali Crisis
17 September 2012, VoA
West African regional foreign ministers are scheduled to meet Monday to review recommendations by defense chiefs for deploying troops to Mali, where Islamist militants control the north.
Sonny Ugoh, communications director of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), says the ministers will also consider imposing stiff read more...
NEPAD NIGERIA ORGANISES SECOND APRM COUNTRY REVIEW
17 September 2012, Nigeria National APRM Council
The National Council on African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has held a Review Session to discuss the second APRM Country Review of Nigeria and to take stock of the Council’s role in ensuring good governance in both public and private sector of the economy.
MAEP : Abdoul Mbaye réaffirme l’engagement de l'Etat pour la bonne gouvernance
The Chairman of the Council, Dr Bamanga Tukur, CON in his opening remarks stated read more...
04 September 2012, Setal.Net (Senegal)
Le Premier ministre Abdoul Mbaye a réaffirmé devant le panel de responsables du Mécanisme africain d’évaluation des pairs (MAEP), l’engagement du gouvernement pour la bonne gouvernance, a appris l'APS auprès des services de communication de la Primature
EAC parliament seeks more State funds
Abdoul Mbaye a reçu en audience, mardi, Moustapha Makideche, read more...
04 September 2012, The Standard (Kenya)
By Peter Opiyo
Intervenir au Mali ne peut être sans risques » by General Lamine Cisse (in Sud-Quotidien dated from September 3, 2012
The East African Legislative Assembly wants more resources from partner states to help execute its mandate.
Assembly Speaker Margaret Zziwa said the current assembly is faced with financial challenges, which may affect its operations, especially its oversight role.
"We need to ask partner states read more...
03 September 2012, SudOnLine.sn
Actuellement en charge par les Nations Unies d'une mission d'évaluation et
de structuration des forces de sécurité de la Guinée, ex-chef des Bureaux de
l'Onu en Afrique centrale, puis en Afrique de l'Ouest, ancien chef d'État-major
des Armées et ancien ministre de l'Intérieur du Sénégal, read more...
ALIOUNE TINE SUR LES EXECUTIONS EN GAMBIE « Un pays qui tue et enterre dans des fosses communes ne mérite pas d’abriter le siège de la commission des droits de l’homme »
03 September 2012, Rewmi Quotidien
« Jamais, dans l'histoire du monde, un Président n'a affirmé, de vive
voix, qu'il allait tuer plus d'une quarantaine de personnes. Joignant l'acte à
la parole, il en tue 17 et les enterre dans une fosse, malgré les tentatives de
négociations et de clémence, venant de plusieurs chefs d'Etat », read more...
La jeune démocratie béninoise à la croisée des chemins
03 September 2012, OSIWA
En Afrique de l'Ouest, la République du
Civil Society agree to engage the East African Community based on themes
01 September 2012, In2EastAfrica
By In2EastAfrica Reporter
African Parliamentary Speakers Conference Concluded Today at PAP
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) coming together under the East African Civil Society Organisations’ Forum (EACSOF) have agreed to engage the East African Community (EAC) through 5 thematic areas. This was reached at during the recently concluded Annual General meeting (AGM) that took place at Hilton Hotel in read more...
31 August 2012, Pan African Parliament
Midrand, Johannesburg – The two-day Conference of African Parliamentary Speakers, organized by the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) here in Midrand concluded its deliberations and issued its Communiqué today.
Pan-African Parliament seeks to Strengthen Linkages with National Parliaments in Africa
On the issue of the revision of the PAP Protocol, the Speakers "affirmed their support for the review of the Protocol read more...
30 August 2012, Pan African Parliament
The Consultative meeting for the Clerks and Secretaries-General of African Parliaments was opened today at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP). The meeting was organized under the theme "Strengthening Linkages between the Pan-African Parliament and National Parliaments".
Government of Ethiopia and Afdb Sign US$ 251-Million Loan Agreement to Finance Basic Services
In his opening address, Hon. Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, President of the read more...
28 August 2012, African Development Bank
The Government of Ethiopia and the African Development Bank signed a US$ 251-million loan agreement Friday for the "Promoting Basic Services" (PBS) Phase III Program at a ceremony held at the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Addis Ababa. H.E. Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development, and Mr. Lamin read more...
SAIIA Governance Perspectives August 2012
28 August 2012, South African Institute of International Affairs
APRM In the News
Outcomes of the 17th APR
Kenya Government Urged to Calm Tensions
The 17th Summit of the Committee of Participating Heads of State and Government
(APR Forum) was held in Addis Ababa on 14 July 2012. Notably, Ethiopian Prime
Minister and Chair read more...
27 August 2012, Voice of America
The chairman of Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has called on the government to step up efforts to reduce religious, political and ethnic tensions in the run up to next year’s election.
Mzalendo Kibunja said the murder of a radical Muslim cleric Monday in Mombasa could increase tensions and plunge the country read more...
Ethiopia: Meles' Death Sparks Succession Planning As El Cid Rides Again
22 August 2012, African Arguments
The death of Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi was announced this morning, following complications arising after a long illness. Yet for weeks now, rumours have been flying around the internet that Zenawi had died in an overseas hospital, and that this news was kept quiet whilst the fierce succession battle took place.
Whether true or read more...
Adorer ou redorer? Le Bénin célèbre une constitution dont elle souhaite la révision
22 August 2012, AfriMAP
La Constitution du Benin, la plus vieille et la plus stable
d'Afrique de l‘Ouest, pourrait être victime de son propre succès. Alors qu'elle
était célébrée pendant trois jours au cours de la semaine du 6 août 2012, et
que l'un read more...
Public deserves more information on nepad’s achievements, challenges – ECA official tells experts
20 August 2012, The New Times
The Director of the Economic Development and NEPAD Division Economic Commission for Africa has said that officials and experts working on the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) owe the public clear explanations on what the initiative has achieved in the 10 years of its existence.
Experts Task NEPAD On Political Representation
Addressing an expert read more...
19 August 2012, The Guardian Nigeria
THE Expert Group Meeting has called on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to accelerate engagement of the private sector, civil society and grassroots political representation to enhance implementation of the regional initiative.
A draft report concluding deliberations, at the weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, highlighted read more...
Transforming African Good Governance Advocacy Agenda
18 August 2012, Times of Zambia
By Peter Kayula,
Public deserves more information on NEPAD’s achievements and challenges - ECA official
There are those who said......'Let"s talk and make serious pronouncements" and those who have said........" Let us sit down and discuss...." and the few who are saying......"Time is up for dialogue....."
However,the demand by an African Good Governance Advocacy Group, for African governments to ratify the read more...
17 August 2012, Ghana News Agency
Accra, Aug. 17, GNA - Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie, Director of the Economic Development and NEPAD Division of ECA, has said that officials and experts working on the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) owed the public clear explanations on what the initiative had achieved in the 10 years of its existence.
Rwanda: Big Brother Kagame Is Watching All Rwandans
16 August 2012, Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Kigali — The Rwandan parliament recently passed a law authorising high-ranking security officials to monitor email and telephone conversations of individuals considered potential threats to the national security. Although the law is secretly rejected by most Rwandan citizens around the country, only opposition militants in exile dare to openly read more...
Armed Forces Still Dictating Côte d’Ivoire’s Law
16 August 2012, IPS News
Even as Côte d’Ivoire gradually recovers from the bloody events of the 2010-2011 post-electoral crisis, massacres in the western part of the country and the frequent sound of gunfire in the economic capital, Abidjan, are signs of the long road ahead.
More than a year after Alassane Ouattara became president, heavily armed men are still read more...
Experts nudge NEPAD to engage society, grassroots political representation for accelerated implementation
15 August 2012, UNECA
Addis Ababa, 15 August 2012 (ECA) – The Expert Group Meeting that opened here yesterday ended today with call a on the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency to accelerate the engagement of the private sector, civil society and grassroots political representation to enhance the implementation of the regional programme.
DRC Denies Abandoning Diplomatic Efforts over Security Crisis
A draft report concluding read more...
14 August 2012, Voice of America
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) will continue its diplomatic efforts to resolve the country’s security challenges in the restive north Kivu province, according to Information Minister Lambert Mende.
Mende said Kinshasa has been able to raise awareness about the need for a neutral international force to help defeat armed groups read more...
Mali Sets Deadline for Unity Government
14 August 2012, Voice of America
The deadline for Mali’s leaders to form a unity government is, once again, approaching, after Interim President Dioncounda Traore set a new cutoff date for this week.
Traore reappointed Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra to head the transitional government on Sunday and confirmed Diarra had 72 hours to form a new government.
One read more...
Somalia: Secretary-General Seriously Concerned Over Delays in Selection of New Somali Parliament
14 August 2012, UN News Service
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is seriously concerned about delays in the selection of the new Somali Parliament, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson today.
"Recent acts of intimidation and violence which should not continue or be allowed to threaten the successful conclusion of Somalia's transition," the spokesperson read more...
Congo ruling party wins majority in parliament
10 August 2012, Africa Review
The ruling Congolese Labour Party (PCT) of President Denis Sassou-Nguesso won a large majority in run-off legislative elections last weekend, with 89 of the 136 seats, final results showed.
The PCT, which has been in power since 1997, had taken 57 of the 69 seats that were won outright in the July 15 first round, with another 10 going read more...
Sierra Leone: Women Urge NEC to Revisit Nomination Fees
10 August 2012, Concord Times
The Women's Forum - the umbrella organization of all women's groups in Sierra Leone, and the Women's Solidarity Support Group (WSSG) - a coalition of women's organizations and individuals, have urged the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to revisit the amount proposed as nomination fees for candidates who plan to contest in the forthcoming elections read more...