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NEPAD inefficient in Nigeria —Experts
13 December 2013, Punch (Nigeria)

by Everest Amaefule

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development has not made any appreciable impact in Nigeria, experts in economics and international relations have said.

 Some of the experts, who spoke at a strategic policy workshop on the NEPAD in Abuja on Thursday, included former Minister of National Planning, read more...

Bad governance is Africa’s enemy – Kufuor
12 December 2013, Daily Guide / Ghanaweb

FORMER PRESIDENT John Agyekum Kufuor says until bad governance is uprooted from the continent, its people would continue to live in despair.

"Everywhere, people talk about freedom and democracy but when you look at the situation critically, you find that in most of these countries, people are not allowed freedom and opportunity to choose read more...

With Sacred Sticks and Leopardskins, Mandela's Adoptive Family Prepares for Funeral
12 December 2013, VoA news

QHEKEWENZI, SOUTH AFRICA — At his burial on Sunday, Nelson Mandela will be mourned as one of the world's greatest statesmen and South Africa's most famous export. But in a remote village near his homeland in the Eastern Cape, he will be grieved as royalty. It's here that Mandela spent 10 years as the adopted son of a king to the Thembu clan, and developed read more...

Liberia: Integrating the African Peer Review Mechanism Objectives Into Our National Development
12 December 2013, FrontPageAfrica (Monrovia)

By P. Emmanuel Munyeneh,

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) which was established in 2003 is an African Union initiative for promoting good governance within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). The objectives of the APRM are primarily to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices read more...

‘How to restore gains of NEPAD’
12 December 2013, The Guardian (Nigeria)

by Emeka Anuforo,

TWELVE years after it was set up as a comprehensive integrated sustainable development initiative for the economic and social revival of Africa, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has failed to live up to expectations, especially in Nigeria, which was at the forefront of its establishment, stakeholders read more...

Good APRM news trumped by bad TI ranking, but WGAD, who gives a damn?
07 December 2013, The East African

By Jenerali Ulimwengu

If it is true that no news is good news, then it is true that only bad news will qualify as news. Which would mean, as an extension, that scribes and other news merchants in this country will never go to bed hungry, so blessed are they with the negative stuff with which they ply their trade.

As if to

Lack of political will impedes AU charter implementation
05 December 2013, Daily News (Tanzania)

AFRICAN countries still lack political will to implement the Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG),promulgated by the African Union in 2007.

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President Mahama calls for empowerment of Pan African Parliament to enact laws to check capital flight
03 December 2013, GBC

President John Dramani Mahama has called on African leaders to grant the Pan African Parliament legislative powers to enact laws for the continent to tackle issues such as capital flight.

He said smuggling of national resources and capital flight do not affect one country but across the continent.

President Mahama made the call

We must step up war against corruption – Nnamani, Jinadu, Ugbo,
23 November 2013, Vanguard (Nigeria)

By Clifford Ndujihe and Kelechi Azubuke,

Members of the National Steering Committee of the African Peer Review Mechanism led by former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani visited Vanguard Media's head office, Lagos, recently, and interacted with senior editors on the mileage Nigeria has recorded in human index compared to her 36 peers read more...

The Court organizes a Continental Judicial Dialogue with National Judiciaries in Arusha
15 November 2013, African Court on Human and Peoples' rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Court) is organizing a Continental Judicial Dialogue with National Judiciaries from 18 to 20 November 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. The Dialogue will bring together Members of the continental institutions of the African human rights system, relevant African Union Organs, Chief Justices/Presidents of read more...

South African Police Investigate President
13 November 2013, DW/All

Pretoria — South African authorities are investigating President Jacob Zuma over allegations of corruption. The probe relates to taxpayer-funded upgrades to the president's homestead, complete with a swimming pool and amphitheater.
South African police confirmed on Monday they were looking into publicly-funded renovations

Nigeria: Don't Collapse Democracy, Jonathan Warns Legislators
12 November 2013, All

Abuja — PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan Monday tasked members of the legislative arm of government within the African continent not to do anything that could lead to the collapse of democracy.
President Jonathan who gave the warning in Abuja while declaring open the 1st Africa Legislative Summit 2013 organised by the National assembly read more...

African Peer Review: Nigeria Has Made Progress In Electoral Process - Nnamani
12 November 2013, Channels TV (Nigeria)

Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani has said that Nigeria seems to have made a lot of progress in the area of its electoral process, if past and recent elections held in the country are compared.

He said this while appearing as a guest on Channels Television's Business Morning, in his capacity as the Chairman, National Steering Committee read more...

Le Maep évalue le Bénin dans sa marche de développement
11 November 2013, La Nouvelle Tribune (Benin)

Auteur : Olivier Ribouis

Réunis au Palais des Congrès, jeudi 07 novembre 2013, les commissaires de la Commission Nationale de Gouvernance (Cng) du Mécanisme Africain d’Evaluation par les Pairs (Maep), ont procédé à la validation nationale du Rapport read more...

Une étude sur les agences anti-corruption en Guinée présentée par OSIWA et AFRIMAP
08 November 2013, Aminata

L'Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) et Africa governance monitoring and advocacy project (AFRIMAP) ont présenté le 05 novembre 2013 aux autorités guinéennes les conclusions d’une étude qu’ils viennent de réaliser afin de savoir les causes réelles de l’inefficacité des agences anti-corruption read more...

African peer review recommendations yet to be fully implemented –Prof Asante
05 November 2013, Pluzz FM/Ghanaweb

President of the local chapter of the African Peer Review Mechanism governing council (APRM), Prof S.K.B Asante has disclosed that the Ghanaian government is yet to fully implement the recommendations made by his outfit after thorough studies and research of the governance system.

Prof. S.K.B Asante in an exclusive interview with host read more...

Guinée : OSIWA et AFRIMAP présentent une étude sur les agences anti-corruption
05 November 2013, GUINEENEWS.ORG

Le couple corruption-impunité a été de tous les temps l’un des facteurs majeurs qui compromet sérieusement les efforts de développement et de bonne gouvernance en Guinée. La volonté et la détermination des gouvernements successifs de lutter contre ce fléau, à travers la mise en place d’organes read more...

Le rapport sur les organes de lutte contre la corruption en Guinée publié
05 November 2013, GUINEE7.COM

Le rapport sur les organes de lutte contre la corruption en Guinée  a été publiée par AfriMAP (Africa Governance Monotoring and Advocacy Project) et OSIWA (Open Society Initiative For West Africa) dans la matinée du  mardi 5 novembre dans un hôtel de la capitale, Conakry.

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Pan-African Parliament seeks its role
04 November 2013, Business Day (South Africa)

by Nicholas Kotch

LYING unobtrusively next to Gallagher Estate in Midrand, the Pan-African Parliament, whose unfortunate acronym is PAP, is just about showing signs of life during a visit in the middle of its third ordinary session last week.

The car park is three-quarters empty and the machine that makes badges for visitors read more...

Sierra Leone: 'FOI Bill Will Reduce Corruption in the Country
01 November 2013, All Times

Executive Director of Society for Democratic Initiatives (SDI), Emmanuel Saffa-Abdulai has told Concord Times in an exclusive interview that the enactment of the Freedom of Information Bill (FOI) would help reduce rampant corruption in the country.
He was speaking at the organisation's offices at Charlotte Street, a day after the read more...

Kenya Lawyers Urge President Kenyatta to Veto Media Law
01 November 2013, VoA news

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to veto a new measure passed by parliament that would impose stiff penalties on the media.
Journalists across the country have condemned the proposed law as dictatorial and a blow to the country’s burgeoning media freedom.

Africa: Charting a Path for African Integration
01 November 2013, All Info

African political and business leaders and development experts gathered in Johannesburg on Monday to discuss regional integration and its role in boosting economic growth and human well-being on the continent at the three-day African Economic Conference.
While Africa has seen high levels of economic growth over the last read more...

NEPAD Begins Second Phase Of Peer Review
31 October 2013, Nigerian Observer

ABUJA- The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has concluded plans to begin its second phase of peer review to assess progress made in governance and socio-economic development.

Dr Samuel Faseyi, the Acting Chief Executive of NEPAD said this in Abuja at a meeting with the NEPAD focal point officers. 

According to him,

Malawi Corruption Fight Snatches Most Senior Official to date
25 October 2013, VoA news

Malawi’s Director of Public Prosecutions says his office has been given a blank check to go after public officials who accused of involvement in the so-called "cashgate” scandal in which millions of dollars have been discovered missing from public coffers.
Bruno Kalemba says President Joyce Banda’s government has the political will read more...

Liberia: 'Not a Mere Talking Shop' - Liberia's Finance Minister Underscores APRM Relevance
25 October 2013, All Page Africa

Finance Minister Amara Konneh has underscored the need for continuous joint efforts, with the support of the international community, to show that the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) matters to the ordinary African citizen.
Minister Konneh, who is the Chairperson of the APRM Focal Points Committee also urged member read more...

L'autoroute Alger-Lagos symbole du commerce intra-africain
25 October 2013, Le Temps d'Algérie

Dans le cadre d'une conférence de presse animée autour de «La semaine Afrique-Nepad 2013» (nouveau partenariat pour le développement de l'Afrique) qui se tient du 21 au 25 octobre au siège de l'ONU, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, le secrétaire exécutif du Nepad, a mis en exergue les grands projets établis dans le cadre read more...

UNGA Debates Partnership for African Development
25 October 2013, UN General Assembly

25 October 2013: In a joint debate on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), UN Member States discussed the need for continued international support and cooperation with African countries, with UN General Assembly (UNGA) President John Ashe calling NEPAD the "essential blueprint" for promoting African stability.

The meeting,

Media and Civil Society Need to Work Together to Popularise the APRM
24 October 2013, South African Institute of International Affairs

By Yarik Turianskyi, 24 October 2013

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has potential to dramatically change the governance landscape on the continent. However, 10 years after its formation, the APRM has not fully captured the interest of African citizens and media. Why is this the case?

To answer this question, SAIIA's

Africa’s governing systems need to change to address youth challenges - NEPAD CEO
23 October 2013, NEPAD Secretariat

Boston USA October 23, 2013 -  The Chief Executive Officer of the NEPAD Agency and former Prime Minister of Niger, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki has cautioned that the growing youth population in Africa, which has access to modern and rapid communications systems could impact adversely on the Africa nation state, if social inequality and the current systems read more...

Experts recommend 112 activities for African Union/NEPAD programmes in Central Africa 2013-2016
23 October 2013, UNECA

Douala, 23 October 2013 (ECA) – After two days of intense brainstorming in Douala from the 21st to 22nd October 2013, experts from the United Nations System in Central Africa, their counterparts from CEMAC, ECCAS, specialised institutions, the ADB as well as the leading players of the Steering Committee for the Rationalisation of Regional Economic Communities read more...

NEPAD’s commitment to Africa’s development hailed
22 October 2013, NEPAD Secretariat

UN based African Union Ambassadors have noted the sustained relevance of NEPAD’s Programmes for Africa’s development with particular reference to the rural transformation initiative - Rural Futures.

The Diplomats, responding to a briefing by CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki at the UN in New York, lauded his presentation for its clarity and action-oriented read more...

Uganda: Corruption Report Fingers Museveni
21 October 2013, All

Cape Town — A new report on corruption in Uganda names President Yoweri Museveni as one of those responsible for what it calls widespread "bribery, nepotism, and misuse of official positions and resources" in the country.

The report, published in Kampala on Monday, says that since Museveni came

Guinea: Ban Welcomes Release of Provisional Election Results in Guinea
21 October 2013, UN News Agency

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release by Guinea's Nation Independent Electoral Commission of the provisional results of the legislative elections, nearly three weeks after citizens headed to the polls.
"The Secretary-General commends the Guinean Government, institutions and all other national stakeholders for their read more...

Ban pledges UN support for Africa’s development partnership, peer review process
21 October 2013, United Nations

21 October 2013 – Hailing the success of the self-assessment mechanism agreed among African leaders a decade ago, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said the peer review process has not only fostered more principled leadership and constructive national dialogue but has opened up more space for citizens to participate in the decisions affecting them.

Africa-NEPAD Week at @ the 68th United Nations General Assembly
21 October 2013, African Union

Oct 21 2013 - Oct 25 2013, New York, United States

The African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Office of the UN Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Department of Public Information (DPI) are co-organising read more...

21 October 2013, NEPAD Secretariat

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has paid tribute to the important role played by the NEPAD Agency and the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in the stride to eradicate poverty in Africa.

The UN Chief was speaking at the official opening of the High Level panel discussion on Africa’s Innovative Governance through ten years of the APRM read more...

ECA and partners to review progress on African Union/NEPAD programme and regional integration in Central Africa
12 October 2013, UNECA

Yaounde, 12 October 2013 (ECA) - How much success has been achieved in implementing a wide range of African Union (AU) and NEPAD projects in Central Africa and what progress has been made in attaining regional integration in Central Africa? These questions will constitute the major discussion points of three back-to-back meetings organised by ECA from read more...

Malawi's Joyce Banda sacks cabinet amid corruption row
10 October 2013, Standard Digital Media (Kenya)

Malawi's President Joyce Banda has sacked her cabinet amid allegations of widespread corruption in government.

Several officials have been caught allegedly with money hidden under their beds and in their cars, reports the BBC's Raphael Tenthani from Malawi.

Western donors have been urging Ms Banda to tackle corruption.

Guinea: Vote Rigging Allegations Overshadow Guinea's Elections
10 October 2013, All

Guinea's opposition is rejecting parliamentary elections held in late September, the results of which are still outstanding. International observers say there were irregularities. Fear of violence is growing.
The rift between Guinea's government and opposition appears to be unbridgeable. The opponents of President Alpha Conde refuse read more...

Africa: Kofi Annan Defends Hague Court
08 October 2013, All

Cape Town — Five days before crucial talks on whether African nations should pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC), former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan has come out in vigorous defence of the court.
Speaking to an audience in Cape Town, South Africa, Annan rejected accusations that the ICC was read more...

Africa: 130 Groups Across Africa Call for Countries to Back ICC - AU Summit Should Support Court, Including Kenya Cases
08 October 2013, Human Rights Watch

Johannesburg — 130 groups from across Africa called on African members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a letter made public today to affirm their support for the court at an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU). The meeting is scheduled for October 11 and 12, 2013, in Addis Ababa.
The groups,

Strengthening NEPAD’s Coordination structures
01 October 2013, NEPAD Secretariat

The overriding need to strengthen consultation, coordination and coherence amongst the key implementers of NEPAD as the flagship development programme of the African Union (AU) has been emphasised over the past decade.

In moving the process forward, a NEPAD and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) delegation led by Director of Corporate read more...

Nigeria: Social Media - Civil Society 'Ll Resist Attacks Against Freedom of Expression - SERAP
30 September 2013, All

As the world marks the International Right to Know Day, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the government of President Goodluck Jonathan to drop threat of attacks against social media, as "any such threat can only continue to strangle freedom of expression and limit the accountability of government."
In

Sierra Leone: 'Overcrowding At Pademba Road Prison Is a High Security Risk'
30 September 2013, All Times

Overcrowding at the maximum security prison on Pademba Road is a high security risk, according to the Public Relations Officerof the Prisons Department.
James Tarawalli, speaking to Concord Times in an exclusive interview at his New England Ville office, said a prison break could not be entirely dismissed as a result of the steady read more...

A decade of citizen-led assessments of democracy
19 September 2013, International IDEA

By Lotta Westerberg, International IDEA’s State of Democracy programme

Some 80 people from around the world met in Bangkok, Thailand, from 16–18 September 2013, to discuss citizens as the driving force behind democracy assessment processes, at the conference ’Citizen-led Assessments of Democracy: A Decade of Experiences from Around the read more...

FG Commences Second Nigerian Peer Review
18 September 2013, This Day (Nigeria)

The federal government has commenced the second peer review of governance in Nigeria, which is aimed at providing a platform for Nigeria to showcase her achievements so far in the implementation of the National Plan of Action (NPoA).

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, stated this yesterday in Abuja, read more...

Congo-Kinshasa: Justice Sector Is Failing
17 September 2013, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Johannesburg)

By Richard Lee, 17 September 2013

The justice sector is the most important pillar of the rule of law in any society. In a post-conflict society such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it plays the additional role of guaranteeing stability and peace but if it is unable to promote, safeguard and protect values of fairness and justice, read more...

NEPAD Steering Committee takes stock of progress
11 September 2013, NEPAD

Centurion, South Africa, September 11, 2013 - Representatives of African governments, United Nations Agencies, the African Union Commission and other strategic development partners have concluded a two day meeting of the NEPAD Steering Committee in Centurion, South Africa, with a clear map of activities for the Agency.

The Committee is

Liberia: President Sirleaf Meets Nine-Member Panel of the APRM
06 September 2013, Government of Liberia

The nine-member panel of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is proposing a retreat of peer members that will enable them brainstorm over key issues including the mechanisms for integration into the African Union (AU).
They said President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf serving as chairperson of the APRM provides an opportunity for potential read more...

Kenya ICC Withdrawal Sets Bad Precedent
06 September 2013, All Kampala

The Kenyan Parliament today passed a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court statute, making it the first country to make such a decision.
Opposition MPs boycotted the vote; however, a bill to this effect will be introduced in the next 30 days.
Earlier, a coalition of NGOs across Africa had warned read more...


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