Pan-African Parliament to Send Fact-Finding Mission
14 May 2007, UN Integrated Regional Information Networks
The African Union's Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has resolved to send a fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe after widespread reports of state violence against journalists, students, lawyers, civil society and the political opposition.
Africa: Continent's Strategic Importance to U.S. is Growing, Envoy Says
On Friday a proposal to dispatch a fact-finding mission, made by Suzanne Vos, a South African member of read more...
14 May 2007, United States Department of State (Washington, DC)
SA Rejects Peer Review Report
A senior diplomat says her recent appointment as the first full-time U.S. envoy to the African Union (AU) highlights a growing U.S.-African partnership aimed at pursuing political stability and economic prosperity on a strategic continent.
"This is an historic moment both for read more...
13 May 2007, Sunday Times (South Africa)
by Brendan Boyle
Accra Meeting Urges More African Countries to Undergo Peer Review
South Africa has rejected a damning report on the country by the African Peer Review Mechanism.
In a blistering response that attacks the ideology and integrity of the APRM system that was largely President Thabo Mbeki's idea, the South African government's response reveals that the country tried and failed read more...
13 May 2007, Voice of America
By Joana Mantey
Uniting the states of Africa
A conference to discuss the role of the African Peer Review Mechanism, APRM, in moving Africa forward has ended in Accra, Ghana. Joana Mantey reports that delegates from 23 African countries reinforced their commitment to the initiative as a means of promoting good governance and socio economic development read more...
12 May 2007, Business Day (South Africa)
The idea of a continental union is not new, writes JOHN KANINDA, yet there seems to be a new-found urgency to create an African superstate
Don’t let them shave our heads from behind: Mobilise for May 25th
WHEN the idea of a United States of Africa was revived by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at the African Union (AU) heads of state summit in Lome in 2001, it encountered resistance, especially read more...
11 May 2007, Pambazuka
By Tajudeen Abdul Raheem
‘Let’s work together’
Two very important meetings that will fundamentally affect the lives of all Africans, alive and those yet to be born, took place this week. Both meetings took place in South Africa. One in Durban and the other in the affluent suburb of Midrand, near Pretoria.
The first is a meeting of the Executive read more...
11 May 2007, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
Pan African Parliament and civil society should cast aside their differences and play an overseeing role
Stronger AU Commission and Organs Vital for Integration
By Percy Zvomuya
Civil society organisations and the Pan African Parliament (PAP) should realise that they “are not in contradiction” and that their relationship should be “complementary not adversarial”, Getrude read more...
10 May 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
The outgoing chairman of the African Union Commission, Professor Alpha Konare, advises that a stronger Commission and AU organs are vitally important if the continent is to achieve integration.
Integration Promises Stronger, Renewed Africa
In his opening remarks at the plenary of the 10th Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council of AU Foreign Ministers, the former President read more...
10 May 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
On the fringes of the African Union (AU) Ministerial retreat in Durban, prominent African leaders have spoken of a stronger, renewed continent following its integration.
Pan African Parliament Spotlights Conflicts
African ministers of foreign affairs from 52 AU member states have been meeting just outside the continent's largest port city since Monday, in preparation for the AU read more...
10 May 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
The Pan African Parliament's (PAP) Permanent Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict Resolution has put the conflict on the continent under the microscope.
The G8, Africa and NEPAD: A critical appraisal
The committee has filed a number of recommendations on countries in conflict to present them at the upcoming Heads of States Summit in Ghana on Friday.
10 May 2007, Pambazuka
African people continue to remain as the have-nots at the bottom of the world’s pyramid. Even if ‘their’ leaders bath in abundant wealth and privileges. It is fair to conclude that so far neither Nepad, nor its support from the G8 and others who claim to be concerned, have managed to contribute substantive change.
PAP Looks At Transport Infrastructure
By Henning Melber
09 May 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
by Themba Gadebe
Olusegun Obasanjo à Alger : Un hommage au fondateur du Nepad
Nepad, the New Partnership for Africa's Development, has created a number of transport infrastructure projects to rid the continent of poverty.
Addressing the media Tuesday, Chief Executive of the Nepad Secretariat, Prof Firmino Mucavele, said one of the organisation's primary goals was to reduce poverty. read more...
09 May 2007, La Tribune (Algerie)
Parmi les figures déterminantes qui ont assuré l'avènement du Nepad, avec tout ce qu'il représente comme espoirs de démocratisation des institutions, de bonne gouvernance et de développement durable, on sait qu'il y a le président de la République fédérale du Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, dont le successeur, Umaru Yar'adua, entrera en fonction le 29 mai, read more...
Ahead of African Partnership Forum And G8 Summit.
08 May 2007, Ghanaian Chronicle
Phyllis D. Osabutey
Le président de l'UA appelle à l'émancipation économique de l'Afrique
THE AFRICAN Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) that seeks among other things to accelerate adoption and implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) priorities and programmes, is now seeking to stimulate dialogue on Africa's partnership with the eight most industrialised (G8) countries.
08 May 2007, Xinhua News Agency
Le président de l'Union africaine (UA), John Agyekum Kufuor, a appelé lundi le Parlement panafricain à prendre sa responsabilité pour promouvoir le développement socioéconomique du continent.
AU Chair attends Pan African Parliament
M. Kufuor, également président du Ghana, a lancé cet appel dans une allocution adressée à la session d'ouverture de la septième session du Parlement read more...
07 May 2007, BuaNews (SA Govt)
Midrand - Ghana's President John Kufuor and current Chairman of the African Union (AU),is expected to attend the opening of the Seventh Ordinary Session of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP).
AU Chair calls for Africa's economic emancipation
He is scheduled to address the Parliament on Monday, the first time ever, by an AU Chairman, according to a press statement issued by Press Secretary read more...
07 May 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
By Themba Gadebe
African Foreign Ministers Arrive For The Debate On The Political And Economic Integration Of Africa
Johannesburg - Chairperson of the African Union John Agyekum Kufuor has called on the Pan African Parliament to make it its duty to advance the continent's socio-economic development.
"Fortunately, the current crop of leaders has re-committed the continent to the pursuit of economic emancipation and integration read more...
07 May 2007, South African Government
South African Foreign Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma today, Monday 7 May 2007 began receiving the 52 African Foreign Ministers at the Zimbali Lodge, Durban for the scheduled AU Foreign Ministers Retreat and Executive Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday 8-10 May 2007.
President Mbeki to Hold Discussions With President of Ghana
The African Union Foreign Ministers' Retreat and Executive read more...
06 May 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
President Thabo Mbeki is to hold bilateral talks with his Ghanaian counterpart John Kufuor in Pretoria Tuesday.
African Peer Review Criticized for Inaction
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the discussions will be in the context of South Africa's commitment to strengthen political, economic and trade relations with Ghana.
Ghana represents the major read more...
03 May 2007, Voice of America
By James Butty
SADC to Finalise Consultations On Gender Protocol
The mandate of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is to promote democratic principles and institutions, and good governance in Africa. But with recent controversial democratic elections around the continent, the question is being asked whether the African Peer Review Mechanism has been promoting the usual so-called read more...
02 May 2007, Southern African News Features
by Barbara Lopi
Government faulted for downgrading APRM
Southern Africa is finalising consultations on a draft protocol to promote gender equality that will be tabled at a summit of regional leaders in August.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development, currently being developed, will assist in speeding up the process read more...
30 April 2007, Standard Newspaper (Kenya)
By Andrew Teyie
Yar'Adua Must Rekindle Nepad
It has emerged that Kenya’s Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has faltered after the Government reduced it into a State organ.
A report titled the ‘ARM Process in Kenya: A Pathway to a New State’ reveals how the Government reduced APRM to a data collection exercise rather than an effective appraisal intended read more...
29 April 2007, This Day (Nigeria)
Act now, or history will say SA ruined peer review
Nigeria's recent presidential elections were marred with accusations of widespread electoral fraud, raising serious questions about governance in Africa's most populous nation. To unite the nation again, the new president must take bold steps to restore Nigerians' faith in democracy. The first feather in his cap may be to read more...
27 April 2007, Sunday Times (S Africa)
Uganda: Public to Appraise Govt Policies
South Africa, as one of the leading voices for governance reform in Africa, has undermined that very effort by the manner in which it has conducted the African Peer Review Mechanism.
And this conduct has served to jeopardise the country’s hard-earned moral authority on the global stage and within the continent.
26 April 2007, New Vision (Uganda)
German G8 Presidency in dialogue with African civil society
UGANDANS will have the opportunity to appraise the Government on policies like the proposed Mabira give-away and the High Court siege in the forthcoming African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
Responding to concerns that President Yoweri Museveni might try to "edit" the APRM report, the peer group's commissioner, read more...
26 April 2007, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Representatives of African civil society met Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul yesterday in Bonn. They handed over to the Minister position papers with recommendations and concrete proposals for action with regard to the Africa Partnership Forum and the G8 Africa Agenda for Heiligendamm.
U.S. Military's Continental Command Will Help Leaders
The position papers they handed over read more...
24 April 2007, United States Department of State (Washington, DC)
L'Africom aidera les dirigeants des pays africains
The U.S. military's new command center for Africa, Africa Command (AFRICOM), will not include large numbers of troops, but will promote regional security and stability while coordinating U.S. support for African leaders, senior Pentagon officials say.
"The goal is for AFRICOM not to be read more...
24 April 2007, Département d'Etat de l'EUA
Par Vince Crawley
African Human Rights Court to Operate After July
Rédacteur de l'USINFO
Washington - Le nouveau centre de commandement de l'armée des États-Unis pour l'Afrique, l'Africa Command ou Africom, ne comprendra pas un grand nombre de soldats, mais aura pour mission de promouvoir la sécurité et la stabilité en Afrique tout en coordonnant le soutien des États-Unis aux read more...
24 April 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
by Thapelo Sakoana
LE SEMINAIRE DU NEPAD AU GHANA CHERCHE UNE STRATEGIE COMMUNE
The African Court for Human and Peoples' Rights is to start its operations after July this year, Judge President Bernard Ngoepe said Tuesday.
"I don't think that the court will be able to take cases by July this year due to logistical problems, maybe by the second quarter of the year," he said, detailing read more...
23 April 2007, NEPAD DIALOGUE (NEPAD Secretariat)
Un processus qui produise une stratégie commune en matière de communications pour les partenaires au développement de l’Afrique, sur le continent et mondialement, a été mis en marche.
La Commission européenne, la BEI et 6 Etats membres lancent le Fonds Fiduciaire pour les infrastructures en Afrique
Malgré le fait que le NEPAD puisse jusque là énumérer de nombreuses histoires à succès, le NEPAD n’est pas encore entièrement connu et compris. Le malentendu read more...
23 April 2007, Banque Européenne d'Investissement (BEI)
Le Commissaire européen chargé du développement et de l'aide humanitaire, Louis Michel, les représentants de l'Autriche, la Belgique, l'Espagne, l'Italie, le Luxembourg et les Pays Bas et le Président de la Banque Européenne d'Investissement, Philippe Maystadt, ont signé aujourd'hui un protocole d'accord pour la création d'un Fonds Fiduciaire destiné read more...
African Union Labour Meeting Deadlocked
23 April 2007, This Day (Nigeria)
La panne du Nepad a une solution !
Workers and employers in the tripartite Labour and Social Affairs Commission (LSAC) of the African Union (AU) yesterday kicked against a decision to replace Nigeria with Congo to preside over the 96th session of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conference in Geneva in June 2007.
The workers and read more...
23 April 2007, Le Soleil (Dakar)
Le NEPAD est né en juillet 2001, mais depuis lors les choses n'ont presque pas évolué. Et pourtant cette noble vision a été comprise par la plupart des présidents africains et la communauté internationale, comme étant le chemin incontournable au développement de l'Afrique.
ICT is key against poverty, says President Mbeki at launch of
e-Schools in South Africa
A ce juste titre que dès 2002, des promesses de financement des read more...
20 April 2007, NEPAD DIALOGUE (NEPAD Secretariat)
The NEPAD e-Schools demonstration project was launched in South Africa on 17 April 2007 by President Thabo Mbeki at the Maripe Secondary School, Bushbuckridge, in the Mpumalanga Province. It will also involve five other schools in various provinces.
Chissano appelle les Africains à s'approprier le Nepad
The project is a joint venture of the South African Government, HP Consortium, Cisco Consortium, read more...
20 April 2007, Sud Quotidien (Dakar)
« Il est de la responsabilité des africains de faire marcher le Nepad, de se l'approprier ». C'est ce qu'a soutenu l'ancien Chef d'Etat Mozambicain, Joaquim Chissano hier, jeudi 19 avril, à Dakar, lors d'une rencontre initiée par la Fondation Trust Africa, en sa qualité de Président du Forum des anciens chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement et autres leaders. read more...
AU Chair to Attend Africa Partnership Forum
20 April 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
Ghana's President and chair of the African Union, John Kufuor will join a number of world leaders at the Eighth Africa Partnership Forum (APF) to be held in Berlin on May 22 and 23.
Ghanaian Chronicle: Black Africans Must Tread Carefully Over the USAfrica Project
The meeting, a precursor to the Group of Eight (G-8) Summit, will enable the participants to dialogue on strategic political and socio-economic issues relating read more...
19 April 2007, Ghanaian Chronicle
TI country studies in Africa: commitment to anti-corruption conventions still weak
IN THE past nearly five decades since the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), many Africans have consistently called for closer ties between the nation-states that make up the continent.
After 38 years and feeling it had attained its main goal of African liberation, the 53-nation OAU transformed read more...
18 April 2007, Transparency International
Nine African countries have yet to fully implement international anti-corruption conventions, according to detailed country studies issued today by Transparency International (TI).
Les analyses pays de TI en Afrique : un engagement encore faible envers les conventions contre la corruption
Algeria, Burundi, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, and Uganda have legal gaps with regards to the provisions of the United Nations read more...
18 April 2007, Transparency International
Selon les études pays publiées aujourd’hui par Transparency International (TI), neuf pays africains doivent encore mettre en œuvre les dispositions des conventions internationales contre la corruption.
Country to Host Permanent Court of Arbitration for Continent
Il existe encore certains vides juridiques dans la législation de l’Algérie, du Burundi, du Kenya, du Liberia, du Nigeria, de la Sierra read more...
18 April 2007, BuaNews (SA Govt)
by Themba Gadebe
Country Advised on APRM Process
South Africa is to establish and host the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) for Africa.
The court will have a similar mandate to that of the International PCA in the Hague, in the Netherlands.
This became a reality after Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and the Secretary General read more...
18 April 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
A two-member delegation from the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is in Sudan to advise the country on the self assessment required for the process.
Africa: Bank Adopts 'Landmark' Science Strategy
The pair arrived Wednesday for a four-day visit to advise Sudan on the national structures to put in place for the self assessment process, as part of the Nepad process.
Nepad read more...
16 April 2007, SciDev.Net
Ghanaian organisations lay plans for peoples participation in the June-July Summit
The African Development Bank Group (ADB) has announced a development strategy for higher education, science and technology.
ADB's 53 member countries adopted the strategy at a stakeholders' consultative workshop in Accra, Ghana last week (12-13 April).
It aims to establish public-private partnerships read more...
13 April 2007, AU Monitor - Pambazuka
by Irungu Houghton and Desire Assogbavi
Les e-Ecoles du NEPAD seront inaugurées au Afrique du Sud
Thirty Ghanaian, regional and international faith-based, labour and advocacy organisations attended the “TEACH-IN WORKSHOP ON THE AFRICAN UNION: UNDERSTANDING THE AFRICAN UNION AND SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHANGE”. Meeting on April 2nd in Accra, the organisations reviewed the African Union’s progress, read more...
11 April 2007, Secretariat du NEPAD
Le Gouvernement sud-africain, le Consortium HP, le Consortium Cisco, le Consortium ORACLE, et la Commission e-Afrique du NEPAD inaugureront le projet de démonstration des e-Écoles du NEPAD le 17 avril 2007 à l’École secondaire Maripe dans la province du Mpumalanga. L’inauguration, qui concernera six écoles à travers le pays, fait de l’Afrique du Sud read more...
African Leaders Turning Peer Review Into a Farce.
10 April 2007, East African (Kenya)
G8 Courts African Leaders.
Nearly five years after it was launched, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), an initiative of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) is running behind schedule. That the APRM is an unprecedented experiment in reform cannot be gainsaid. Many African countries have over the years jealously guarded their read more...
10 April 2007, The Monitor (Uganda)
Rapport Oxfam, Afrodad, Afrimap - Pour une Union africaine tirée par ses peuples
ON March 26-27, the G8 development ministers held preliminary discussions in Berlin - Germany for the Heiligendamm G8 summit in June. East African Community Secretary General Juma Mwapachu was among the leaders of African regional economic organisations invited. Daily Monitor's Business Editor Fredrick read more...
07 April 2007, Sud Quotidien (Dakar)
Maintenant que l'Union africaine (Ua) semble être bien prise en charge par les Etats après sa naissance en juillet 2002, à Durban en Afrique du Sud, il importe aujourd'hui de l'amener à une confirmation par les peuples africains. Autant les Etats arriveront à briser les frontières créées par les colonisateurs, autant il reviendra aux peuples de confirmer read more...
NEPAD e-Schools to be launched in South Africa
05 April 2007, NEPAD DIALOGUE (NEPAD Secretariat)
The South African Government, HP Consortium, Cisco Consortium, ORACLE Consortium, and NEPAD e-Africa Commission, will launch the NEPAD e-Schools demonstration project on 17 April 2007 at Maripe Secondary School in Mpumalanga Province. The launch, which will cover six schools across the country, makes South Africa the seventh country to launch the project read more...
OATUU Gen Sec Calls for Economic Integration.
04 April 2007, Ghanaian Chronicle
AU to Establish Statistics Institute
THE SECRETARY General of the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU), Alhaji Hassan A. Sumonu has said African unity would not be complete without Africa's economic integration.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of a three-day African Union (AU) and OATUU partnership forum, Mr. Sumonu noted that read more...
03 April 2007, BuaNews (SA govt)
The African Union (AU) is to set up an African Statistics Institute but details regarding its level and headquarters are yet to be defined.
According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the initiative is a result of the continent's and the international community's need for "warrantable, updated and quality statistics." read more...