'APRM Should Encompass All'.
24 August 2007, Times of Zambia
THE formulation of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) must encompass all stakeholders in Zambia and should not be restricted to elite groups, Justice Minister George Kunda has said.
ADEA - Devt Tool for African Education Ministers - Ndoye
Speaking when he officiated at the ongoing APRM brain-storming session in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Kunda said people should be fully consulted at all stages read more...
22 August 2007, This Day (Nigeria)
by Bukola Olatunji
Popularising the APRM
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is a development tool for Education Ministers, the Executive Secretary, Mr. Mamadou Ndoye has said.
Ndoye, who has been Executive Secretary of the Association since 2001 told THISDAY in a recent interview that the most challenging aspect read more...
22 August 2007, Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique
The implementation of the African Pair Review Mechanism (APRM) is now going to the phase of divulgation at provincial, and district levels, after concluding the phase of creation of focal points in the different institutions across the country.
Meeting in Maputo Discusses the Peer Review Mechanism
Maximo Dias, of the National APRM Forum, said in Maputo on Tuesday that this organism is now read more...
21 August 2007, Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique
The National Forum of the African Peer Review Mechanism is meeting in Maputo since this Monday to assess the implementation of this initiative, which is an instrument of self-assessment in terms on political, social, and economic performance.
Fin de la IXème Conférence annuelle du forum des commissions électorales de la SADC
The two day meeting is the first in the Forum's history, and is the basis for the drafting of read more...
21 August 2007, Angola Press Agency
Luanda, 21/08 - La IXème conférence générale annuelle du forum des commissions électorales de la Communauté de Développement de l`Afrique australe (SADC), ouverte lundi, à Luanda, par le président de l`Assemblée Nationale, Roberto de Almeida, clôt ses travaux ce mardi.
Mozambique launches its self-assessment strategy for the APRM
Ces assises, qui se tiennent au Centre de Conventions de Talatona, read more...
21 August 2007, EISA
Over 100 Mozambican civil society representatives, reflecting diverse interests and organizations throughout Mozambique, attended a two day conference at the Hotel VIP in Maputo on 20-21 August 2007 to engage with the country's APRM National Self-Assessment process.
Communique SADC Summit
The conference was jointly hosted by the Mozambique National APRM Forum read more...
20 August 2007, Southern Africa Development Community
1. The Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African development Community (SADC) was held in Lusaka, Republic of Zambia from August 16 to 17, 2007.
East Africa to Form Peacekeeping Force
2. The Summit was officially opened by the Right. Hon. Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho and SADC Chairperson, Mr. Pakalitha Mosisili.
3. Summit elected read more...
20 August 2007, The Monitor (Uganda)
by Paul Harera Sebikali and Jacquiline Shimanyula
Ellen J. Sirleaf lance la stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté au Liberia
DEFENCE ministers from East African countries who are meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have passed a resolution to form an African peacekeeping force. The ministers set a timeframe of the next three years to put the force in place.
At the official opening of the meeting read more...
20 August 2007, APA-Monrovia (Liberia)
La présidente du Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a officiellement lancé lundi la stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté (PRS), dont l’objectif est de mettre en place un plan à long terme visant à satisfaire les besoin socio-économiques de tous les libériens, a appris APA dans la capitale Monrovia.
Africa-EU Summit to Go Ahead in December
Le comité consultatif de la PRS comprend read more...
20 August 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
The second summit between the European Union (EU) and Africa, will take
Single currency for East Africa
place in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon in December, says Portuguese
Foreign Minister Luis Amado.
Speaking at the weekend, Mr Amado, whose country currently holds the
rotating EU presidency, told the press that one of the EU's priorities
for read more...
20 August 2007, New Vision (Uganda)
By Felix Osike in Arusha
Tanzania rejects speeding up East Africa federation
THE East African heads of state yesterday resolved to have a common market and a single currency by 2012, then move on to a political federation.
While noting the overwhelming support of East Africans for a political federation, the leaders decided to “move expeditiously towards establishing a common read more...
19 August 2007, New Vision (Uganda)
The fast-tracking of the East African political federation has suffered a major setback after Tanzanians overwhelmingly rejected the plan, reports Felix Osike in Arusha.
Museveni, Wade agree on African federation
The ultimate goal of the process was to have one federal President and Parliament by 2013.
According to Dr. Ibrahim Msabaha, Tanzania’s minister of East read more...
19 August 2007, New Vision (Uganda)
By Milton Olupot
Gouvernance en Afrique : Un forum pour promouvoir les bonnes pratiques
The Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, has said he agrees with President Yoweri Museveni that an African federation should be established gradually.
“We share the idea that countries which want to form a primary federation of the African Union can do so. “I proposed that the United States of Africa read more...
14 August 2007, Sidwaya (Burkina Faso)
Le ministère de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme de l’Etat en partenariat avec le Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD) a organisé, lundi 13 août 2007 à Ouagadougou, une conférence de presse sur le VIIe Forum sur la gouvernance en Afrique (FGA). L’organisation du forum qui se tiendra du 24 au 26 octobre 2007 au Burkina Faso les read more...
Nouveau Directeur du NEPAD Nigeria / Rendez-vous au Cameroun
13 August 2007, NEPAD DIALOGUE (SECRETARIAT DU NEPAD)
Le Dr. Tunji Olagunju, ex ambassadeur en Afrique du Sud, a été nommé Directeur exécutif du NEPAD Nigeria et conseiller spécial du Président du Nigeria, Umaru Yar’Adua, sur le NEPAD.
APRM Report Must be Published Soon
De plus, quatre bureaux qui s’occupaient de différents aspects du NEPAD ont été fusionnés en un seul bureau sous le nom NEPAD Nigeria.
Website: read more...
13 August 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
The National Governing Council (NGC) of the African Peer Review Mechanism has highlighted the need for South Africa's APRM report to be published soon.
Sierra Leone: Election coverage body to publish maiden report on Sunday
The NGC members, amongst them government and civil society representatives, emphasised the need to have South Africa's Review Report released and published before the six-month period read more...
11 August 2007, APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone)
Sierra Leone’s National Elections Watch (NEW), a civil rights and polls monitoring body has announced it will publish its first report on Sunday on how well voting and counting procedures and practices were respected in the August 11 presidential and legislative elections, APA learnt here on Saturday.
SADC Summit to Adopt Protocol On Gender And Development
NEW’s official, Madame Princess Fortune read more...
10 August 2007, Southern African News Features
by Patience Zirima
New Head of NEPAD Nigeria / New appointment in Cameroon
As SADC Heads of State and Government meet for their annual Summit in Lusaka, Zambia in mid-August, one of the expected outcomes is the adoption of the Protocol on Gender and Development.
The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development will provide a legal and institutional framework for the region to accelerate read more...
08 August 2007, NEPAD DIALOGUE (NEPAD Secretariat)
Dr Tunji Olagunju, a former Ambassador to South Africa, has been appointed Chief Executive of NEPAD Nigeria and special advisor on NEPAD to Nigeria's President Umaru Yar’Adua.
Capacity-Building Grant for Pan African Parliament
In addition four offices dealing with various aspects of NEPAD have been merged into a single office as NEPAD Nigeria.
07 August 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
The Pan African Parliament (PAP) is to receive a much needed grant of $2 million over four years to support its institutional capacity building.
How Larger EAC Will Change Our Lives
PAP President Gertrude Mongella, and the Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Dr Soumana Sako on Monday signed an agreement to this effect.
The read more...
07 August 2007, East African (Kenya)
by Juma Mwapachu
Le Bénin, pays démocratique mais bloqué dans son développement, selon le MAEP
The East African Community needs to think more imaginatively about how the enlarged EAC will function. There is little doubt that its greater diversity it fosters will strain the current EAC decision-making structure and processes.
A larger EAC will see qualitative change in its ambitions, its responsibility read more...
04 August 2007, APA-Cotonou (Bénin)
Le Bénin est un pays où il y a des avancées énormes sur le plan de la démocratie, mais connaît un blocage terrible sur le plan de son développement, a déclaré à Cotonou, la Sénégalaise Marie Angélique Savané, chef de la mission du Mécanisme africain d’évaluation par les pairs (MAEP).
L'Afrique peut-elle s'unir?
«Le processus démocratique en cours au Bénin a connu read more...
03 August 2007, Le Messager (Senegal)
D'abord quelle question ! Que veut dire l'unité africaine ? Pourquoi l'unité aujourd'hui ? Que deviendra l'Union africaine déjà mise sur pied à Syrte, en Libye ? Quand est-ce que l'Afrique sera prête pour son unité ?
NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework
Peut-on parler de l'unité africaine avant d'avoir réalisé l'unité nationale dans chaque Etat ? L'unité nationale est-elle read more...
30 July 2007, NEPAD DIALOGUE (NEPAD Secretariat)
Challenges and prospects for Ghana
NEPAD - les Africaines s'imposent
Capacity-related constraints have been identified as one of the greatest impediments for the attainment of the goals encapsulated in the Constitutive Act of the African Union and NEPAD.
Even though the exact nature and extent of these deficiencies is still a subject read more...
29 July 2007, Africa Renewal (UN)
Prise en compte des revendications des militantes de la cause des femmes
Nigeria hosts APRM secretariat mission
La situation des femmes s'améliore dans de nombreux pays d'Afrique. "L'Afrique traverse actuellement une période d'expérimentation intensive", explique Mme Anne Marie Goetz, qui dirige la division de la gouvernance, la paix et la sécurité du Fonds de développement read more...
26 July 2007, Nigeria First (Nigerian presidency)
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), hosts a Mission from the African Peer Review Continental Secretariat, South Africa in Abuja on Thursday and Friday.
Country Hosts African Peer Review Mission
The Mission is a follow-up to the Country Support Mission (CSM), which visited Nigeria in March 2005 and which subsequently authorised Nigeria to embark on its national self-assessment read more...
24 July 2007, Nigeria First (Nigerian presidency)
Nigeria, one of the pioneer countries to accede to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), will be hosting a Mission from the APR Continental Secretariat, South Africa, from July 25 to 28, 2007.
Etats-Unis d'Afrique - Vieux débat, déjà vidé et résolu
APRM is a flagship programme of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). It is a self-monitoring instrument for deepening good read more...
23 July 2007, Le Potentiel (Kinshasa)
On se croirait revenus aux années d'avant la création de l'OUA en 1963. Kwamé N'krumah vient de ressusciter chez lui à Accra, où le 9ème sommet de l'Union africaine (UA) a rappelé aux bons souvenirs des Africains les envolées lyriques et révolutionnaires de l'«OSAGYEFO», sur les Etats-Unis d'Afrique, et son credo «Afric must unite»(l'Afrique doit s'unir).
Ancrage de l’Algérie dans la bonne gouvernance, selon le rapport du MAEP
20 July 2007, APA-Dakar (Sénégal)
L’Algérie, plus de 2 millions de kilomètres carrés de superficie et près de 34 millions d’habitants, amorce son ancrage dans la bonne gouvernance après une décennie d’isolement et retrouve sa place dans le concert des nations, indique le rapport de juin du Mécanisme africain d’évaluation par les pairs (MAEP) dont APA a obtenu copie.
Le président Boni lance les activités de la deuxième phase du MAEP au Bénin
Un read more...
17 July 2007, APA-Cotonou (Bénin)
Le président béninois, Yayi Boni a procédé mardi à Cotonou, au lancement officielle des activités de la deuxième phase du mécanisme africain d’évaluation par les pairs (MAEP), destiné à évaluer les progrès réalisés par le Bénin dans le domaine de la bonne gouvernance, a constaté APA.
Après Accra: l’Afrique devra marcher ou périr!
Les activités de la deuxième phase du MAEP au Bénin, après celles read more...
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.
Both warnings were issued at the African read more...