Après Accra: l’Afrique devra marcher ou périr!
16 July 2007, Le Soleil (Senegal)
L’on a beaucoup épilogué, en Afrique et ailleurs, sur la question de savoir si « le Grand débat sur le gouvernement de l’Union » tenu par les chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement africains du 1er au 3 juillet derniers à Accra, s’est soldé par un succès ou par un échec. C’est de bonne guerre et les réponses sont aussi variées que les motivations qui les sous-tendent.
Government to Implement APRM in POA
16 July 2007, BuaNews (South Africa)
by Lavinia Mahlangu
What Leaders Think of United States of Africa
Following the recent discussion of South Africa's Peer Review Report by the African Peer Review Panel in Accra, recommendations will be implemented in government's Programme of Action.
"South Africa has noted the concerns raised in the report and will endeavour to address the recommendations made by the read more...
15 July 2007, The Nation (Kenya)
:Egypt and NEPAD: NEPAD meetings held on the sidelines of the AU Summit in Accra
African heads of state and government who recently attended the ninth African Union Summit in Accra, Ghana, to discuss regional integration agreed in principle on the need for the formation of the United States of Africa.
But they raised concern over the modalities of such integration, with many advocating read more...
12 July 2007, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A. NEPAD Executive Committee:
The US of Africa: a step-by-step trek
1. Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, as representative of President Mubarak, headed the Egyptian delegation at the NEPAD Executive Committee meetings which were held in Accra on the first of June, on the sidelines of the AU Summit, presided by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
09 July 2007, openDemocracy
By Godwin Nnanna
Backroom Manouvers in Accra
African political unity is a tough proposition but one that will not go away, reports Godwin Nnanna after the African Union's Accra summit.
One of the most fundamental questions that nation-states in the modern world have to address in every attempt to forge unity is the extent to which they are willing read more...
09 July 2007, Ghanaian Chronicle (Ghana)
by Donwald Pressly
Death by Committee
President Thabo Mbeki has hailed the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) country report for praising the successes of democracy, the transparency of South Africa's budget formulation process, the achievements of the SA Revenue Service and the success of drawing the unbanked population into the banking system through read more...
07 July 2007, Pambazuka
by Tajudeen Abdul Raheem
Letter From the President - Africa Must Unite!
African leaders have again squandered yet another opportunity, an historic one, to lead decisively. Instead they have gone for the least common denominator, the line of least resistance, by deciding not to decide. The all-important issue of a Government of the Union that was billed as The Grand Debate at the recently read more...
06 July 2007, African National Congress
The 9th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government took place in Accra, Ghana on July 1-3. The Summit Meeting was very well attended. In part this was because it served as yet another occasion to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the independence of Ghana. It was of course also distinguished by the fact that read more...
AU Agrees to Study Government Plan.
05 July 2007, The Nation (Kenya)
By Macharia Gaitho
Museveni, Gadhafi Clash
The African Union Heads of State Summit closed in Accra, Ghana, early this morning after a marathon late night session which saw moderates defeating a proposal for immediate establishment of a United States of Africa.
The African leaders managed to paper over their differences in the final communiqué read read more...
05 July 2007, The Monitor (Uganda)
By Macharia Gaitho and Agencies
AU Adopts Accra Declaration to Plan Integration
THE 9th African Union Summit closed in the Ghanaian capital Accra early yesterday morning after a marathon late night session which saw moderates defeating a proposal for immediate creation of a United States of Africa.
The leaders managed to paper over their differences in the final communiqué read more...
05 July 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
by Lavinia Mahlangu
When Will Leaders Outgrow Their Pomp?
Timelines and the method for Africa's integration are to be set out according to the Accra Declaration, adopted late on Tuesday night by the 9th Ordinary Session of the African Union Heads of Summit.
"We emerged from the Grand Debate with a common vision," AU Chair John Kuofor and President of Ghana said read more...
05 July 2007, New Vision (Uganda)
THERE is an unexplained phobia with African leaders and their handlers that refuses to go away. The African leader, from the days of the continent's founding fathers is still obsessed with personal security and pomp even when it is obvious that these traits have gone out of fashion.
Nepad up against it as African countries eye the lure of the ‘China option’
Can this continent produce leaders who will exhibit simplicity read more...
05 July 2007, Cape Times
Accra: The full extent of China’s under-cutting of continental programmes in Africa became clear at the ninth African Union (AU) summit this week.
AFRICA: POLITICIANS AGREE TO INTEGRATE CONTINENT GRADUALLY
China only sent a junior delegation to the summit, and a message by premier Wen Jiabao, not President Hu Jintao.
China’s special representative for Africa, Liu Guijin, was also read more...
04 July 2007, Inter Press Service
By Joyce Mulama
South Africa responds to the APRM Country Review Report
ACCRA, Ghana, Jul. 4, 2007 (IPS/GIN) -- A gradual approach to pan-African government emerged as a preferred strategy among participants in this year's African Union summit, which ended Tuesday in the Ghanaian capital of Accra.
The introduction of a continent-wide administration was the main item on the agenda read more...
04 July 2007, Office of the President, South Africa
President Thabo Mbeki met with his peers at the 7th Summit of the African Peer Review Forum in Accra, Ghana this week to present South Africa’s response to the APR Panel’s Country Review Report.
UNE ÉTUDE DE L’APRM: L’exercice se déroule jusqu’à fin juillet
President Mbeki welcomed the Review Report and commended members of the Panel for their hard work and dedication to the process. He noted that read more...
04 July 2007, L'Express (Port Louis)
L’African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), adopté par l’Union Africaine afin d’évaluer des problèmes socioéconomiques se fait actuellement dans l’île et ce jusqu’à fin juillet. L’exercice, qui consiste à remplir des questionnaires, a été officiellement lancé à Maurice le 6 juin et s’est fait dans l’île la semaine dernière.
AU - Why We Oppose Gaddafi, By Yar'Adua
A cet effet, le read more...
03 July 2007, This Day (Nigeria)
by Josephine Lohor with Agency Reports
Rapport du MAEP, l'Algérie est sur la bonne voie
President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua yesterday explained his disagreement with Col. Muammar Gaddafi over the Libyan leader's proposal for the establishment of a United States of Africa. He said the continent was confronted with "greater challenges" which need immediate tackling, rather than setting up a read more...
03 July 2007, La Tribune (Algerie)
Le rapport d'évaluation sur la bonne gouvernance en Algérie a été présenté devant le 7ème sommet du Forum des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement du Mécanisme africain d'évaluation par les pairs (MAEP) à Accra, au Ghana, par Mme Marie-Angélique Savané, membre du panel des hautes personnalités qui a souligné, d'emblée, le fait que «l'Algérie ait été parmi read more...
Funds Hitch Hits Peer Review Exercise
03 July 2007, East African (Kenya)
by Barbara Among
Peers tell SA to step up its game
Uganda last week launched the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) country self-assessment field research against the backdrop of poor funding and limited sensitisation.
The assessment is a national exercise involving government, civil society, the private sector and the general public, whose voices must read more...
03 July 2007, Cape Argus
The African Peer Review Mechanism has warned that South Afri-ca has to step up its fight against crime, racism and HIV/Aids, while analysts warn that President Thabo Mbeki’s brainchild, Nepad, is being threatened by Chinese infrastructure construction in Africa and by African Union bureaucracy.
"Take The Bull By the Horns And Move Towards a New Country - Africa"
Both warnings were issued at the African read more...
02 July 2007, Inter Press Service
By Joyce Mulama
Stronger Regions Before Integration - SADC
ACCRA, Jul 2 (IPS) - Positions are being staked out concerning the establishment of a pan-African government, this at the annual summit of the African Union (AU), underway in Accra. Heads of state and government from around the continent began meeting in the Ghanaian capital Sunday; they will wrap up talks Tuesday.
02 July 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
The Southern African Development Community will be pushing for stronger regional integration, before a unified government can take shape, as the African Union's Heads of State and Government take part in the Grand Debate, writes Lavinia Mahlangu.
Peer Review Welcomed By Government
"The SADC member states sat in a special session and adopted a common position in this regard. read more...
02 July 2007, BuaNews (South Africa)
by Lavinia Mahlangu
9è sommet de l'Union Africaine: Le droit de rêver : Faire le grand saut vers les Etats-Unis d’Afrique, mais jusqu’où ?
The review carried out by African Union Heads of State on South Africa's African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) report, which spans across all sectors of business, government and civil society, has been welcomed by government.
"The review went very well and President Mbeki welcomed it, expressing his thanks read more...
02 July 2007, Cameroun-Info.Net (Cameroun)
Les dirigeants africains sont réunis depuis hier à Accra pour le 9e sommet de l’Union africaine. Le président de la République, Paul Biya, prend part à ces importantes assises. Pour être ordinaire de par la programmation, la rencontre d’Accra n’en est pas moins extraordinaire — au sens littéral — au vu d’un point de son agenda : les Etats-Unis d’Afrique. read more...
"ETATS-UNIS D’AFRIQUE" : Ce n’est pas par des mots qu’on va soigner nos maux
02 July 2007, L'Observateur Quotidien (Burkina Faso)
Regional Integration No Path to Continental Government, Says Gaddafi
Depuis hier et pour 72 heures se tient à Accra, le 9e Sommet ordinaire de l’Union africaine (UA) qui, il y a quelques années a succédé à l’Organisation de l’unité africaine (née en 1963) pour mieux consolider le rassemblement du continent noir et booster davantage son développement.
On n’en a pas encore vu les résultats tangibles, read more...
01 July 2007, Inter Press Service
By Moyiga Nduru
Symbolic "African Passport" unveiled at AU Summit
JOHANNESBURG, Jul 1 (IPS) - The final leg of the 2007 African Union (AU) summit kicked off in the Ghanaian capital of Accra Sunday, with a three-day gathering of the AU Assembly -- comprising heads of state and government.
This year's summit is devoted to talks on setting up a continent-wide government to read more...
01 July 2007, BuaNews (South Africa)
By Lavinia Mahlangu
Intervention du Président BOUTEFLIKA au 7ème Forum des Chefs d'Etat et de Gouvernement du MAEP
Accra - A symbolic Pan-African passport has been unveiled by a number of civil society organisations at the fringes of the 9th African Union Summit, highlighting the need to speed up continental integration.
The passport was inspired by a number of factors, including the promotion of free movement of read more...
01 July 2007, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, Algérie
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Makokha's Memos - Even Here Nepad Dream is Deferred
"Monsieur le Président du Forum du Mécanisme africain d'évaluation par les pairs,
Messieurs les Chefs d'Etat et de Gouvernement,
Mesdames et Messieurs les Eminentes Personnalités membres du Panel du Mécanisme africain d'évaluation par les Pairs,
Mesdames et Messieurs,
30 June 2007, The Nation (Kenya)
by Kwamchetsi Makokha
Accra et la bonne note
Exactly a year ago today, President Kibaki stood before his peers in Banjul, the Gambia, to respond to a largely positive African Peer Review Mechanism country report on Kenya.
He said: "We have laid a strong foundation for the implementation of our National Programme of Action. I return to Kenya with read more...
30 June 2007, La Tribune (Algeria)
Members of Human and Peoples’ Rights Commission Elected
En se rendant hier à Accra, au Ghana, pour prendre part à la 17e session du Comité des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement chargé de la mise en oeuvre du Nouveau Partenariat pour le développement de l'Afrique (Nepad) et à la 7e session du Forum du mécanisme africain d'évaluation par les pairs (MAEP), le président de la République, read more...
29 June 2007, African Union
PRESS RELEASE N. 50/2007 - The five new members of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights have been elected.
Union government of Africa: it's now or never
Accra - 29 June 2007- The election of the five new members of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) (four women and one man, see list below), took place during the eleventh Ordinary Session of read more...
28 June 2007, Pambazuka
Tajudeen Abdul Raheem
Commission adopts a Communication on the future Joint EU-Africa Strategy
July 1-3 African Heads of state and governments will be assembling in Accra for the 9th ordinary session of the African Union. There is only one item on the agenda: the formation of a government for union of Africa, writes Tajudeen Abdul Raheem.
The official title says this is a Grand Debate on a United read more...
27 June 2007, European Commission
La Commission adopte une communication sur la future stratégie conjointe UE-Afrique
The European Commission has adopted today a proposal presenting key flagship policy initiatives that embody the new approach to EU-Africa relations which will be put forward by the future Joint EU-Africa Strategy. These joint policy initiatives will be discussed with the African partners and shall be launched in read more...
27 June 2007, Commission europeene
AU Summit kicks off with PRC meeting
La Commission européenne a adopté aujourd'hui une proposition qui présente les initiatives phares concrétisant la nouvelle orientation des relations UE-Afrique qui sera proposée dans le cadre de la future stratégie conjointe UE-Afrique. Ces initiatives communes, qui feront l'objet de discussions avec les partenaires africains, read more...
26 June 2007, BuaNews (SA Govt)
By Lavinia Mahlangu
The Gradualist vs. the Radicals, Which Way AU?
Accra - The African Union Summit has kicked off in Accra, Ghana with the opening of the African Union (AU) Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC), as part of the process to plot the way forward to a unified continent.
The first round of high level meetings began Monday, with a call for the PRC members read more...
25 June 2007, Public Agenda (Accra)
Two schools of thought have taken entrenched positions on the so-called African Union, which is high on the agenda of the Accra summit which begins this week.
Les députés émettent leurs réserves sur le projet de gouvernement de l'union africaine
On one side are radicals who are calling for nothing short of an African union government now, as Ghana's first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah echoed during the struggle for independence. read more...
25 June 2007, Fraternité
Les ministres Alexandre Hountondji en charge des relations avec les institutions et porte-parole du gouvernement et Moussa Okanla en charge des affaires étrangères et de l'intégration africaine, ont exposé une communication du gouvernement sur le projet de création du gouvernement de l'union africaine.
New Agenda for Borderless Region
Après la brève intervention du ministre read more...
24 June 2007, This Day (Nigeria)
AfriMAP Report on Ghana and APRM.
24 June 2007
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been tranformed from its status of Executive Secretariat to a Commission. Behind its tranformation is the plan to create a borderless West Africa. In its 32nd Summit held in Abuja last week, the Regional Strategic Vision, a new initiative read more...
24 June 2007, Accra Mail (Ghana)
ForumBy Cephas Larbi read more...
Alpha Omar Konaré évoque les principaux sujets du prochain sommet de l'UA avec Bongo Ondimba
22 June 2007, Gabonews
Le président de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Alpha Omar Konaré a débattu vendredi avec le président gabonais Omar Bongo Ondimba des principaux dossiers du prochain sommet de l'UA prévu début juillet au Ghana.
Mbeki to brief SADC on progress in Zim mediation process
« Nous avons fait le point de l'organisation du sommet, sommet au cours duquel le président Bongo s'exprimera publiquement read more...
21 June 2007, BuaNews (SA Govt)
By David Masango
Africa to Have Unified Government By 2015.
Pretoria - President Thabo Mbeki is to brief the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on progress regarding South Africa's mediation role in the Zimbabwean crisis.
The briefing will take place at the end of the month, alongside the African Union Heads of State and Government Summit in Accra, Ghana read more...
21 June 2007, The Namibian
Legislators Ratify AU Protocol
THE National Assembly has started a debate on a common, unified African government to be established barely eight years from now after former Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob tabled the relevant motion in Parliament yesterday.
Parliaments on the continent are to debate this issue in preparation for a summit read more...
21 June 2007, The Herald (Zimbabwe)
THE House of Assembly and the Senate yesterday ratified the Protocol on Amendments to the Constitutive Act of the African Union that includes provisions for the AU to intervene in a member state in respect of grave circumstances such as war, crimes against humanity and genocide.
African charter paves way for professional data crunching across continent
The protocol was approved with the consent of lawmakers read more...
21 June 2007, StatsSA
By Pali Lehohla
Pioneer of Nepad Can't Pass Buck Over Failure
Africa's national statistics agencies have, at the request of their respective heads of state, recommended a draft charter on statistics for the continent.
This was undertaken recently after three days of intense meetings chaired by the African Union (AU) Commission, in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa read more...
20 June 2007, East African Standard
by Pete Ondeng
The demand for common citizenship
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's recent outburst on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) was more a statement on the failings of Africa's political leadership than about Nepad.
In a television interview, Wade described the six-year old, pan-African development programme as "useless" read more...
20 June 2007, Pambazuka
Tajudeen Abdul Raheem
Kwame Nkrumah, Here We Come
Any serious talk of building a United States of Africa must begin with the need to guarantee full citizenship rights to all Africans, and the complimentary freedoms to move, settle, work and participate in the political processes anywhere they may be, argues Tajudeen Abdul Raheem. This is the only thing that would convince read more...
19 June 2007, East African
by L Muthoni Wanyeki
Ecowas - a New Drive for 'Borderless' Region
Life is full of little and not-so-little ironies. During the 1980s, following the organisation of demonstrations protesting the American bombings of Libya, Kenyan student leaders were detained on accusations that they were Libyan spies. One of those ex-student leaders later told me that, on his first trip to Switzerland read more...
18 June 2007, Daily Trust (Nigeria)
by Elkanah Chawai
Un gouvernement continental d'ici à 2015?
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) last Friday held its 32nd Heads of State Summit in Abuja with a landmark decision to "obliterate" borders within the region for freer business and movement of persons, goods and services.
Travellers plying the ECOWAS regions can testify to the arduous read more...
16 June 2007, Inter Press Service
Le débat sur les projets de formation d'un gouvernement à l'échelle continentale en Afrique est en cours en prélude au sommet de l'Union africaine (UA) prévu pour démarrer le 25 juin à Accra, la capitale ghanéenne.
Diverse Blueprints for African Economies - Mbeki
La rencontre va se concentrer sur l'adoption d'une ligne de conduite tendant vers l'intégration politique et économique complète read more...
15 June 2007, BuaNews (SA Govt)
by Shaun Benton
Approaches to economic development on the continent need to be disaggregated to regional requirements and be even more focused at country level, said President Thabo Mbeki on Friday.
At a discussion on the closing day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, the President asserted that blueprints, rather read more...