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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 read more...

 
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 Africa.com/Observer 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...

 
Guinea poised to complete transition to civilian rule
06 September 2013, IRIN

CONAKRY, 5 September 2013 (IRIN) - Guinea’s parliamentary election, to be held later this month, will establish a legislative assembly after almost five years without one, and formally complete a transition to civilian rule. But the long-overdue poll is fraught with political and ethnic tensions that analysts say hinder reforms and progress.

The read more...

 
Kenya May Withdraw from ICC
05 September 2013, VoA news

Kenyan lawmakers are meeting Thursday to discuss whether to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, just two months before the trial of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
 
A withdrawal would not interrupt any trials already scheduled.
 
Kenya's president and deputy president, William Ruto, are due to go on trial read more...

 
No incidents of xenophobia in Musina
05 September 2013, Zoutnet

The MEC for Safety, Security and Liaison,  Ms Joyce Mashamba, praised the people of Musina for their ability to embrace foreign nationals and live with them in peace and harmony.
 
"The fact that not even a single incident of xenophobia has been reported in Musina should encourage people from other parts of the country to follow read more...

 
Is Mugabe an Entrenched Leader or a Changed Man?
23 August 2013, VoA news

JOHANNESBURG — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been sworn in after another election that critics and observers say was marred. Mugabe was unapologetic as he took another oath of office despite widespread claims of rigging.
 
Robert Mugabe once said he would rule Zimbabwe until he is 100.
 
On Thursday, as read more...

 
Zambia: African Mine Vision - AU Members Need Support
23 August 2013, All Africa.com/Tmes of Zambia

DELEGATES to the 14th strategy and review meeting of the African initiative on Mining, Environment and society (AIMES) have acknowledged the need to support member States of the African Union in implementing the African Mining Vision (AMV).
 
The AMV was adopted by heads of State in 2009, to provide guidance as to how the read more...

 
Tchad : Déby décidé à gagner la rude bataille
23 August 2013, Afrique 7

Sumai Issa 

Dans le cadre du Nouveau Partenariat de Développement, le Tchad a lancé jeudi les activités du Mécanisme Africain d’Evaluation par les Pairs (MAEP) en vue de la promotion et du renforcement de la gouvernance sur son territoire.

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Uganda Groups Oppose Public Order Bill
08 August 2013, VoA news

Uganda’s civil society and opposition groups are scheduled to meet Internal Affairs Minister General Aronda Nyakairima today (Thursday) to complain about a proposed law they say could undermine the nation’s constitution.
 
"This meeting is to first of all educate this new minister about how bad this bill (Public Order Management Bill read more...

 
Fledgling Website Brings Fact Checking to South Africa
08 August 2013, VoA

 
Liberia Ethiopian Envoy Briefs Ellen
08 August 2013, The New Dawn (Monrovia)

By Winston W. Parley, 

The Economic Advisor to the Ethiopian Prime Minster and ex-chairperson on the focal point at the African Peer Review Mechanism or APRM, Mr. Newaye Cebreab Biadgilligan on Wednesday conferred with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.

Mr. Biadgilligan is in Liberia at the invitation read more...

 
ZANU-PF Official Calls for Zimbabwe’s Unity
05 August 2013, VoA news

In Zimbabwe,  the spokesman for  ZANU-PF party of President Robert Mugabe says his group is open to working with rival parties to unite the country after the opposition rejected the results of last week’s general election.
 
"We must try and unite all Zimbabweans. The victory of ZANU-PF is a victory for everyone. Even the read more...

 
Mali's Election Goes to Second Round
05 August 2013, All Africa.com/RFI English

Mali's presidential election will go to a second round on 11 August 11, the government said Friday. Former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was in the lead with 39.2 per cent of the vote in Sunday's first round, according to figures announced on live television.
 
Keita's main rival, Soumaïla Cissé, won 19.4 per cent, the read more...

 
Behold, the 24-hour good news SABC
05 August 2013, All Africa.com/Daily Mavrick

When Julius Malema addressed media at the launch of his Economic Freedom Fighters, he thanked journalists from the SABC for attending. He knows what it’s like to be both a darling and enemy of the ANC, he said, and understands what staff at public broadcaster are forced to put up with. The SABC is "run from Luthuli House,” he told media. "I know how read more...

 
APRM: Country plans good, doubts in implementation
05 August 2013, IPPMedia / The Guardian (Tanzania)

By Correspondent

Tanzania has been commended for its Five Year Development Plan 2011/2012-2015/16 which is meant to boost the agricultural sector in the country but at the same time questions have been levied as to the country’s ability to implement the plan.

The query was revealed by the Head of Media and Communications, Hassan read more...

 
Zimbabwe Votes in Critical Test of Freedom
01 August 2013, All Africa.com

Harare — "We definitely can't miss this grand chance to cast our vote. It's like Zimbabwe is just gaining independence; the excitement to see a new government coming into power is just incredible and we hope we get a new Zimbabwe rolling again," 38-year-old Mildred Saungweme from Harare's Hatfield suburb, told IPS.
 
On Wednesday, read more...

 
Former Malian PM Leading in Early Election Results
01 August 2013, VoA news

Officials in Mali are expected to release full provisional results of the country's presidential election on Wednesday.
 
Sunday's polling was seen as a first step toward Mali's recovery from a year-and-a-half of unrest.
 
On Tuesday, territorial administration minister Colonel Moussa Sinko Coulibaly said partial read more...

 
Tanzania tackling peer advice ahead of October APRM report
29 July 2013, IPPMedia / The Guardian (Tanzania)

Tanzania has embarked on addressing governance issues raised by its people through the African Union governance assessment tool - the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) said its head of media and communications, Hassan Abbas.

Speaking at a press conference held yesterday in Dar es Salaam Abbas told the media that although the launch of read more...

 
Frustration and hope ahead of Mali's polls
29 July 2013, IRIN

BAMAKO, 26 July 2013 (IRIN) - Malians vote on 28 July in the first ever polls since a military coup and an insurgency 16 months ago, but complaints of missing voting cards and worries that the elections are rushed have marred the run-up to the ballot.
 
Some 6.8 million Malians have been registered to vote. Two days to the poll, electoral read more...

 
MAEP : Le « bâton de pèlerin » de Losseni pour recueillir les préoccupations des acteurs
29 July 2013, LeFaso.net

Le Mécanisme africain d’évaluation par les pairs (MAEP) a dix ans. Dix ans à œuvrer pour la bonne gouvernance dans des pays d’Afrique dont le Burkina Faso. A l’occasion, le secrétariat permanent organise une tournée dans les 13 régions pour présenter les défis et les perspectives pour une véritable read more...

 
North-West committed to APRM – Seyuba
28 July 2013, Times of Zambia

By MARTIN MUSUNKA -

NORTH–Western Province Permanent Secretary Augustine Seyuba says stakeholders in the province are committed to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process.

Mr Seyuba said, through the APRM consultation meetings, stakeholders should evaluate performance and contribute to fundamental objectives of read more...

 
Nigeria: Jonathan tasks African leaders as summit opens
25 July 2013, AfriqueJet information News

AU Special Summit - The African Union (AU) Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria got underway here Monday, with host President Goodluck Jonathan challenging his fellow African leaders to look inward in the search of solutions to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other related infectious diseases.

'We must
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Document Alleges Vote Rigging in Zimbabwe
24 July 2013, SW Radio/Allafrica.com

Sensational new evidence has emerged of how ZANU PF plans to steal the forthcoming elections aided by the Chinese and by the Israeli firm Nikuv.
 
The arrival of the MDC on the political scene in 2000, and its call for change in the way the country was being governed, spelt the beginning of the end for ZANU PF.
 
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Gilbert Médjè reçu hier par le Président Nago
19 July 2013, La Nouvelle Tribune (Benin)

Écrit par Ismail Kèko

L’ancien ministre Gilbert Médjè, Président de la Commission Nationale de Gouvernance du Mécanisme Africain d’Evaluation par les Pairs (MAEP), accompagné d’une forte délégation, a été reçu hier en audience à l’Assemblée Nationale par le Président read more...

 
Tchad: objectif bonne gouvernance pour tous les secteurs
18 July 2013, Journal du Tchad

De nombreux organes nécessaires à la promotion de cette idéologie ont été mis en place dans tous les services du pays

Le gouvernement tchadien prend très au sérieux son adhésion au Mécanisme Africain d'Evaluation par les pairs (MAEP). En effet six mois seulement après son adhésion read more...

 
PM's Party Declares No Faith in Polls
17 July 2013, VoA news

HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Voting for Zimbabwe's elections got underway this week with special early voting by police and security agents. That voting extended to a third day Tuesday - one more than originally scheduled - in what appears to be a violation of the constitution. The prime minister’s party says it will go to court in an effort to have the read more...

 
Zimbabwe: AU Calls Zim Summit After Pleas From MDCs
17 July 2013, All Africa.com/SW Radio

The African Union will convene a summit on the Zimbabwe election on Friday, after the continental leadership bloc was petitioned by the MDC formations.
 
This was revealed by Robert Mugabe at a rally in Marondera on Monday, where he vowed that the elections will take place despite the AU summit outcome or the MDCs' objections.
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'Multi-partyism suppressing women's advancement'
17 July 2013, New Vision

The multi-party political dispensation is hindering advancement of women issues in Parliament and is one of the inhibitors to achieving substantial gains, women legislators have said.
 
The women legislators under their umbrella body, the Uganda women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), expressed concern that they are constrained read more...

 
Le Tchad résolu à améliorer sa gouvernance
17 July 2013, Xinhua

N'DJAMENA (Xinhua) - Près de six mois après son adhésion au Mécanisme Africain d'Evaluation par les pairs (MAEP), le Tchad s'active à mettre en place les organes nécessaires à promouvoir la bonne gouvernance dans tous les secteurs de la vie nationale.

"L'objectif principal du MAEP est de stimuler l'adoption des lois, read more...

 
East Africa: EAC Delegates Say Corruption Impeding Regional Integration
09 July 2013, The New Times (Rwanda)

By Eric Kabeera & Sarah Kwihangana,

EAC Partner states must adopt a comprehensive mechanism to uproot corruption in the region if the integration process is to be fully undertaken, participants at the East African Community conference on good governance have said.

The two-day conference that is underway in Kigali has read more...

 
APRM: People's views should prevail in new constitution
08 July 2013, IPPMedia / The Guardian (Tanzania)

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Tanzania chapter has said people’s views should prevail in the final document of the Constitution.

APRM said it was reviewing the document to see whether there were issues that needed to be enhanced so that the country finally gets a final document that would lead Tanzania into a more prosperous read more...

 
East Africa: Kigali Hosts EAC Good Governance Conference
08 July 2013, New Vision (Uganda)

The fourth edition of the East African Community (EAC) annual conference on Good Governance opened Monday in Rwandan capital, Kigali.

The two-day conference is run under the theme: "Sustaining the Fight against Corruption to promote Regional Integration".

"The Conference will focus on corruption as an impediment to the regional read more...

 
When is a Coup not a Coup
05 July 2013, AfriMAP

By Ozias Tungwarara, 05/07/2013

After months of protests against the government of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, on Wednesday, July 3, the Egyptian military announced that he had been removed from office.  Twenty million protestors had poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square demanding that he resigns.  He refused to budge and
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One word can help to end the attacks on foreigners By Jeggan Grey-Johnson
05 July 2013, Business Day Live

IT SEEMS that it is government policy to steer clear, at all costs, from calling the attacks on foreign nationals, by their proper name: xenophobic. This attitude is nothing new, and has been the unstated policy of the African National Congress (ANC) since 2008, when riots left 62 people dead; although 21 of those killed were South Africans.
 
South
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African Union Hosts Public Dialogue on African Shared Values Critical to Africa’s Renaissance
04 July 2013, African Union

04 July 2013, Addis Ababa – Speaking during a public dialogue with representatives of civil society and donor communities, university students, workers’ associations, the diplomatic community, Addis Ababa residents, and other Ethiopian citizens, Mr. Olabisi Dare on behalf of. Dr. Aisha Abdullahi, AUC’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, called for read more...

 
Tanzania: U.S - China Competition Plays Out in Tanzania
02 July 2013, VoA news

U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Tanzania as the last stop of his African tour, underscores a silent competition with China to tap the country's growing economic potential.
 
It's always a hard day's work at the Kivukoni fish market in Dar es Salaam. This place was once the center of business and trade in the city by the sea. read more...

 
Liberia: Lacc Boss - Liberia Lost Opportunity to Fight Corruption
02 July 2013, Heritage/AllAfrica.com

The Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. Frances Johnson-Alison, has disclosed that the rejection of a bill seeking to grant the LACC direct prosecutorial powers by the 53rd Liberian Legislature is a lost opportunity to the fight against corruption.
 
In order to overcome new challenges in the read more...

 
Africa: Democracy, Transparency Are Not 'Western Exports' - Obama
02 July 2013, All Africa.com


An excerpt from President Obama's speech at the University of Cape Town:
 
[H]istory tells us that true progress is only possible where governments exist to serve their people, and not the other way around.
 
If anyone wants to read more...

 
Stateless Zimbabwe residents gain citizenship
26 June 2013, IRIN

HARARE, 21 June 2013 (IRIN) - Standing in a winding queue in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, Judith Kapito, 38, cannot hide her excitement: she is waiting to receive a new identity document, one that will offer her rights and opportunities she has long been deprived of.

Kapito was born to Malawian parents who migrated read more...

 
Kenya Government Says Teachers' Strike Illegal
26 June 2013, VoA news

Kenya’s government has called for dialogue with the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) after saying the group’s ongoing strike is illegal.
 
The teachers' strike has disrupted classes in public primary and secondary schools across the country.
 
Labor Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi dismissed KNUT’s demands read more...

 
African Peer Review Mechanism contribution to Africa applauded
26 June 2013, SpyGhana.com

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has been praised for its contribution to sustainable growth and development in the continent and has been described as a homegrown governance mechanism that has consolidated Africa’s ownership of its development agenda.
 
In a press release issued June 23, 2013, Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive read more...

 
Sudan: UN Human Rights Council Member States Accuse South Sudan of Violations
24 June 2013, All Africa.com/Sudan Tribune

Juba — South Sudan is under fire from powerful member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which accused the new country of serious violations of human rights.
 
The acting spokesman of the government and telecommunications minister, Madut Biar Yel, on Friday told the press that the recent conference on human read more...

 
Africa finally gets its turn with Obama visit
24 June 2013, Daily Nation

Barack Obama will visit Africa living a paradox: its blood runs in his veins, yet he has given the continent only passing notice as US president, while rivals like China eye the prize. Read (As Obama heads to Africa, Kenya eyes ICC trial impact)
 
In Africa, as elsewhere, Obama's election in 2008 sparked great
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Electoral commissions are meeting to curb electoral violence in West Africa
17 June 2013, OSIWA

Presidents of electoral commissions in West Africa and international experts are taking part in a regional workshop on the prevention of electoral violence from 18 to 20 June, 2013 in Cotonou, Benin.

Despite the significant progress made in the organization of peaceful and credible elections in West Africa, elections still remain periods read more...

 
Nigeria APRM: Nnamani Chairs 20-man Nigeria's Second Peer Review C'ttee
15 June 2013, This Day (Nigeria)

By Senator Iroegbu and Dele Ogbodo

The former Senate President, Ken Nnamani has been appointed Chairman of the National Steering Committee on Nigeria Second Peer Review, with a charge to appraise the level of progress made by Nigeria in addressing any observed gaps in the four thematic areas of the African Pear Review Mechanism (APRM).
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APRM: Nnamani Chairs 20-man Nigeria's Second Peer Review C'ttee
15 June 2013, This Day (Nigeria)

Written by Senator Iroegbu and Dele Ogbodo

 

The former Senate President, Ken Nnamani has been appointed Chairman of the National Steering Committee on Nigeria Second Peer Review, with a charge to appraise the level of progress made by Nigeria in addressing any observed gaps in the four thematic areas of the African Pear Review read more...

 

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