Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Prime Minister, Abdulhamid Al Dbaiba, has stressed the importance of the efforts and role of the Libyan Mukhtars, local administrative auxiliaries to the municipalities, in making the national reconciliation project a success and preserving the country's unity and stability. In a speech on Wednesday evening, during [...]
©- - 18 january 2024 - 10:37:42 - thread Politics (379 words)

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The failure of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to follow through with its recent threat of military intervention to restore constitutional order in Niger, the fourth of its member States to have descended into a military dictatorship within the last four years, is [...]
©- - 07 december 2023 - 08:10:52 - thread Politics (1450 words)

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday appointed advocate Kholeka Gcaleka as South Africa's new public protector. The critical appointment follows the impeachment of the previous public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in September. An independent panel earlier found that Mkhwebane made repeated errors and called into question her [...]
©- - 01 november 2023 - 08:38:45 - thread Politics (141 words)

Banjul, Gambia (PANA)- The Government of The Gambia, in partnership with the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Monday presented plans and actions of the "Gambia's Responsive & Accountable Transition Project" (EU-UNDP GREAT Initiative). This landmark initiative, with a budget of nine million Euros funded by the [...]
©- - 31 october 2023 - 16:51:26 - thread Politics (519 words)

Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The Governments of Spain and the United States have said they are united in their commitment to fostering democracy, sustainable development, and stability in the Sahel region. A joint statement issued on Thursday in Washington, DC, following the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Spain Working Group on [...]
©- - 19 october 2023 - 07:33:35 - thread Politics (280 words)

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The government of the Republic of Congo has denied reports of a coup attempt to oust President Denis Sassou Nguesso describing them as "fake news". A post on X social media platform, formerly twitter, by Mr. Thierry Lézin Moungalla, Minister of Communication and Media, Government spokesperson, read: "Fanciful information [...]
©- - 18 september 2023 - 10:00:50 - thread Politics (201 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards renewing joint programmes to enhance credibility in the management of elections and the advancement of good governance, peace and security in Africa. The AU and [...]
©- - 28 july 2023 - 11:11:59 - thread Politics (250 words)

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian leader Adama Barrow has stated that the Gambia has transitioned through a national socio-political crisis brought about by undemocratic tendencies to a chain of global crises that have a telling effect on the nation’s well-being, economy, and development prospects. He added that consequently, the evolution of [...]
©- - 08 june 2023 - 15:47:52 - thread Politics (656 words)

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The ECOWAS Community Court’s 2023 International Conference on “Zero Tolerance for Unconstitutional Change of Government” (UCG) in West Africa, has ended in Banjul with wide ranging recommendations, including the criminalisation of UCG and the creation of a special task force to intervene in such cases in [...]
©- - 26 may 2023 - 06:40:13 - thread Politics (815 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Unidentified attackers marched on the property of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday, looting and destroying valuables, the local media reported. President Kenyatta's "Northland City" ranch was raided by unidentified people who advanced on the property, cutting down trees and were later [...]
©- - 27 march 2023 - 15:52:33 - thread Politics (271 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Local Government, Badreddine al-Toumi, and members of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Libya have discussed the implementation and evaluation of projects being carried in cooperation with the  Union. These issues were discussed during a meeting on Tuesday in Tripoli with the director [...]
©- - 15 march 2023 - 12:06:16 - thread Politics (134 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's representative to the UN Security Council, Taher el-Sonni, on Monday welcomed initiatives aimed at enabling the country to embark on the path of democracy and hold elections as soon as possible, warning that mistakes of the past that led to failure must be avoided. Speaking at [...]
©- - 28 february 2023 - 14:02:00 - thread Politics (668 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The only sustainable way forward for Libya is for its people to choose their own leaders in national elections, said US Representative to the United Nations Robert A. Wood. Speaking at a Security Council session on Libya on Monday, he called for continued UN-facilitated efforts to galvanise a [...]
©- - 28 february 2023 - 12:53:51 - thread Politics (566 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Mozambique's delegate to the UN, Pedro Afonso, has told the Security Council that elections can be a catalyst towards lasting peace and security in Libya. He has therefore urged the different segments of society to engage in good faith during talks and to work towards the establishment [...]
©- - 28 february 2023 - 12:42:58 - thread Politics (439 words)

New York, US (PANA) - Twelve years after its revolution, political tensions in Libya remain high, and its leaders face a “major legitimacy crisis” amid widespread public frustration, the UN’s senior official in the country told the Security Council on Monday, announcing plans to create a new mechanism in support [...]
©- - 28 february 2023 - 05:57:19 - thread Politics (676 words)

Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan’s leaders must prioritise a peaceful transition as rampant sexual violence and attacks on civilians continue across the world’s youngest nation, the UN Commission investigating human rights abuses there said on Friday. “The suffering across the country remains immense,” Commissioner Barney Afako said at a press [...]
©- - 18 february 2023 - 08:06:23 - thread Politics (745 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's opposition leaders stayed at the home of former Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, after a night raid by Police officers who later left the scene. The opposition leader Raila Odinga, who arrived at the Karen home of the former Interior Cabinet Secretary, said a raid on [...]
©- - 09 february 2023 - 13:19:44 - thread Politics (505 words)

New York, US (PANA) - Stabilising Mali is crucial, not only for the country but for the entire region, UN Special Representative El-Ghassim Wane told the Security Council on Friday.  The envoy was addressing ambassadors at what he called a “unique juncture” in the efforts to promote lasting peace and security [...]
©- - 28 january 2023 - 05:15:33 - thread Politics (822 words)

London, UK, (PANA) - Africa’s overall governance score has flatlined since 2019, and in 2021 much of Africa was less safe, secure and democratic than in 2012, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation said in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance released on Wednesday. It said the continent’s progress has been affected by concerning [...]
©- - 25 january 2023 - 10:30:45 - thread Politics (315 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The General Authority for Communications and Informatics, the "Libyana" Telecommunications and Technology Company and the Libyan Internet Association, announced on Monday that Libya will host the North African Forum on Internet Governance on February 23. The announcement was made during a press conference in Tripoli on Monday [...]
©- - 23 january 2023 - 19:45:23 - thread Politics (619 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Presidential Council has renewed its call on the House of Representatives and the High State Council to assume their national responsibilities to hold legislative and presidential elections as soon as possible. It was reacting to a statement issued on Monday by the High State Council [...]
©- - 03 january 2023 - 13:31:48 - thread Politics (312 words)

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Lt-Gen. Abdul-Fattah Burhan, Sudan’s top military leader, who, on behalf of the army, last week signed a political framework agreement with some political forces, has come up with yet another confusing statement, marring the already obscure political scene in the Sudan. The Sudanese “Armed Forces will not [...]
©- - 15 december 2022 - 12:32:04 - thread Politics (1213 words)

New York, US (PANA) - There has been noticeable progress towards realising the peace deal in South Sudan over the past three months, but more action is still needed under a new roadmap to transition, the Security Council heard on Tuesday. Ambassadors were briefed by Nicholas Haysom, head of the UN [...]
©- - 14 december 2022 - 05:44:16 - thread Politics (700 words)

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - While regional and international support and encouragement are being heaped on the most recent agreement signed between the military leaders and a number of political forces in Khartoum, the move has only helped remove the thin layer of division within the political forces and the actors [...]
©- - 08 december 2022 - 13:33:17 - thread Politics (985 words)

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The signing of a political framework agreement in Sudan could signal a way out of the uncertainty and insecurity sparked by the October 2021 coup, the head of the UN mission in the country, UNITAMS, told the Security Council on Wednesday.  Special Representative Volker Perthes commended military [...]
©- - 08 december 2022 - 05:35:43 - thread Politics (818 words)

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s ruling ANC is holding crisis talks on Friday amid concerns that President Cyril Ramaphosa is on the verge of resigning. This is after Parliament released the report of a panel tasked with establishing whether Ramaphosa had a case to answer with regard to [...]
©- - 02 december 2022 - 12:17:37 - thread Politics (231 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, on Tuesday participated in the work of the Forum of Libya's Development Partners held under the theme: "Local authorities and municipal development" aimed at supporting the government's measures to activate local governance. Organised by the Ministry of Finance and the World [...]
©- - 08 november 2022 - 15:31:44 - thread Politics (249 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Uhuru Kenyatta has ended his two-term era as the Head of State and Government in Kenya, to usher in a new era led by his ally-turned foe, William Ruto. President Kenyatta, who has been lukewarm since the election results were pronounced on 15 August, pledged to [...]
©- - 13 september 2022 - 12:24:13 - thread Politics (1251 words)

Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US says it shares concerns expressed by many Tunisians that the process of drafting the new constitution limited the scope for genuine debate and also that the new constitution could weaken the country's democracy and erode respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.  The US [...]
©- - 29 july 2022 - 06:52:39 - thread Politics (356 words)

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's transitional president, Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, said on Friday after a meeting with two former heads of state that the objective was part of a search for social cohesion in order to better fight against terrorism. "In addition to the efforts made by the forces [...]
©- - 09 july 2022 - 05:46:50 - thread Politics (288 words)

Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US says it has taken note of the announcement by Sudan's military leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan,  to dissolve the Sovereign Council once a civilian government has formed. The Spokesperson for the US State Department, Mr. Nick Price, told a press briefing in Washington DC [...]
©- - 06 july 2022 - 06:04:44 - thread Politics (263 words)

Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has again called for "a swift return to constitutional governance" in Tunisia, including the seating of a new parliament. "We believe that doing so is necessary to restore widespread confidence in Tunisia’s democratic institutions," Mr. Ned Price, the Spokesperson for the US State Department, [...]
©- - 22 june 2022 - 05:34:37 - thread Politics (400 words)

Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Prime Minister, Choguel Kokalla Maïga, gave a positive assessment of the transitional government's first year in office, particularly in terms of security. "The Malian army is now operating throughout the country without needing anyone's authorization," he said at a press conference in Bamako. Addressing the issue [...]
©- - 11 june 2022 - 19:33:22 - thread Politics (371 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has completed the nomination of candidates for the 9 August elections, Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati said Monday. Chebukati's Commission said four candidates met the requirements to be cleared to contest the Presidential polls. The four include Deputy President William Ruto [...]
©- - 07 june 2022 - 00:25:06 - thread Politics (457 words)

Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has slammed Tunisia's President Kais Saied for dismissing 57 judges and amending the rules governing the Provisional Supreme Judicial Council. Mr. Ned Price, Spokesperson for the State Department, told a press briefing in Washington that they follow "an alarming pattern of steps that have undermined Tunisia’s independent [...]
©- - 03 june 2022 - 09:23:18 - thread Politics (350 words)

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President  Adama Barrow has reaffirmed his government’s stance against unconstitutional change of governments, saying it undermines peace and sustainable development. The Gambian leader was speaking at the 16th African Union Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Change of Government in Africa held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, [...]
©- - 30 may 2022 - 11:33:28 - thread Politics (245 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, has picked former administration insider, Rigathi Gachagua, to become his presumptive Deputy President should be emerge victorious in the 9 August 2022 Presidential elections. Ruto made the announcement about his running mate on Sunday, hours to Monday's deadline issued by the Independent [...]
©- - 15 may 2022 - 15:24:36 - thread Politics (281 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Security Council will hold a session on 26 May on developments in several countries, including Libya, the UN Department of Political Affairs and Peacebuilding said. This is as the world body remains divided over the political impasse in Libya, in particular, over the appointment of [...]
©- - 05 may 2022 - 13:01:36 - thread Politics (504 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba, announced on Tuesday the activation of the law on the treatment of the families of martyrs and missing persons, which recognises their sacrifices and grants them privileges in recognition of the acts of [...]
©- - 27 april 2022 - 11:06:39 - thread Politics (362 words)

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday condoled with the government and people of Kenya over the passing of former President Mwai Kibaki. Kibaki dies on Thursday, 21 April at the age of 90.  In a tweet, President Akufo-Addo declared: "I extend on behalf of the people and [...]
©- - 26 april 2022 - 16:25:18 - thread Politics (195 words)

Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea on Thursday announced the establishment of a National Agency for the Digitisation of the State (ANDE), following the publication of a decree by the President of the Transition, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya. The decree states that ANDE is a public administrative institution, with legal personality, financial autonomy [...]
©- - 15 april 2022 - 13:09:55 - thread Politics (118 words)

Washington, US (PANA) - The United States says the ongoing Sudanese-led political process offers the best opportunity to restore a path to democracy.  This process is facilitated by the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission for Sudan, the African Union, and Intergovernmental Authority for Development and supported by Sudan’s friends. "What that [...]
©- - 06 april 2022 - 06:15:33 - thread Politics (372 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The vote of confidence by the Libyan Parliament on Tuesday evening in the government formed by Prime Minister Fathi Bachagha has anchored the existence of two governments in the North African country, plagued by political and security instability over the past decade. This development, experts say, brings [...]
©- - 03 march 2022 - 22:12:57 - thread Politics (1566 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Fathi Bachagha, the new Libyan Prime Minister, confirmed by the Libyan Parliament, says his government will carry out the transfer of power in the capital, Tripoli, in a peaceful and secure manner. Bachagha stressed that he had reached agreement with the security and military authorities in the [...]
©- - 01 march 2022 - 20:26:19 - thread Politics (467 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The national unity government announced on Tuesday evening its rejection of the vote of confidence granted by the House of Representatives (Parliament) to the new government, led by Prime Minister Fathi Bachagha, accusing the Parliament leadership of "perpetuating fraud" while pledging to continue its work. In a [...]
©- - 01 march 2022 - 20:05:34 - thread Politics (407 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Senior Libyan officials have discussed the latest developments in the military and security situation in the country, including the unification of the army and the departure of mercenaries, fighters and foreign forces. The deputy chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdallah al-Lafi, in his capacity as the [...]
©- - 23 february 2022 - 13:24:28 - thread Politics (230 words)

Banjul, Gambia (PANA)- Gambian President Adama Barrow, says economic independence must be linked to political independence within a social context, saying “this would allow us to apply democratic principles in harmony with our economic frameworks and social settings.” Speaking at Gambia's 57th independence anniversary celebration in Banjul on Friday, Barrow stated [...]
©- - 18 february 2022 - 20:56:00 - thread Politics (708 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union does not tolerate any attempts of unconstitutional change of government in Africa, according to AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS), Ambassador Bankole Adeoye. He told a press briefing on Sunday that the expansion of terrorism, radicalism, military takeover of power [...]
©- - 06 february 2022 - 16:14:21 - thread Politics (209 words)

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Othman Jerandi, Saturday stressed the importance of financial governance of the African Union (AU). This, he said, must be done by strengthening transparency, control, verification and accountability to guarantee the rights of member- countries to monitor the [...]
©- - 05 february 2022 - 13:44:27 - thread Politics (388 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, said that he would remain in office until the adoption of a constitution for the country and the establishment of an elected authority which he will hand over to. It should be recalled that Al-Dbaiba, [...]
©- - 28 december 2021 - 20:18:16 - thread Politics (505 words)