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)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Victims and campaigners for “Jammeh to Justice”, which is geared towards prosecuting former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh and his enablers, Thursday held a brainstorming session virtually. The virtual zoom meeting, which revolved around the theme “Justice must happen in Gambia”, was organized by Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) [...]
©- - 11 december 2021 - 08:19:37 - thread Politics (216 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's incumbent President and winner of the just-concluded election, Adama Barrow, has called for reconciliation and unity in the tiny West African nation. Barrow made the call while addressing his supporters and party militants who flooded Banjul City to celebrate his victory shortly after the declaration of [...]
©- - 06 december 2021 - 16:46:13 - thread Politics (162 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Local election observers and monitors of Gambia's just-concluded presidential polls Monday issued a statement describing it as "free and fair". According to the statement, the monitors observed the 2021 electoral process from voter registration, nomination process, campaigns, to casting and counting of votes across the 53 constituencies [...]
©- - 06 december 2021 - 11:38:31 - thread Politics (301 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's electoral body has declared sitting President Adama Barrow as winner of the 4 December presidential race, an official source said here Monday. Alieu Moammar Njie, the country's electoral chief, announcing the results following the polls, said Barrow was duly declared winner having finished first. According to the [...]
©- - 06 december 2021 - 08:30:38 - thread Politics (128 words)


London, UK (PANA) - The Mo Ibrahim Foundation on Monday expressed its deep concern at the unfolding situation in Sudan, following the ouster of the civilian-led administration in a military coup. "The arrest of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, together with other civilian members of the Sovereign Council, is completely unacceptable and [...]
©- - 25 october 2021 - 22:38:57 - thread Politics (327 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Basheer Nafia Abouazzoum, the Director of Libya-based International NGO, World Islamic Call Society (WICS), Wednesday urged Gambians to put peace and national unity first before other considerations ahead of their December presidential polls. The new WICS Director, who recently arrived in Gambia to start his assignment, made [...]
©- - 13 october 2021 - 19:23:09 - thread Politics (247 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdehamid Al-Dbaiba, stressed that his government stands open to everyone, indicating that its mission is to unify all institutions to preserve and protect Libyan capabilities in a way that guarantees the rights of all in the country. Al-Dbaiba [...]
©- - 23 august 2021 - 17:32:50 - thread Politics (219 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister, Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba, on Saturday evening held a meeting with representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs) from all Libyan cities on the importance of their roles for the country. During the meeting, which was also attended by the ministers of Social Affairs, Youth, Culture and [...]
©- - 01 august 2021 - 03:17:48 - thread Politics (237 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister, Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba, on Friday described the opening of the coastal road linking the west to the east of the country as a step towards the country's unification. This follows the announcement by the 5+5 Joint Military Commission that the road will be opened from [...]
©- - 30 july 2021 - 17:32:03 - thread Politics (379 words)


Midrand, South Africa (PANA) - Ghanaian President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, has lauded the role played by the African National Assemblies in shaping the public discourse and enhancing governance. In a speech before the fifth Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand, South Africa, President Akuffo-Addo said the National Parliaments had a duty to [...]
©- - 28 may 2021 - 21:39:56 - thread Politics (678 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Human rights group, Amnesty International said on Thursday that Libya’s recently installed Government of National Unity (GNU) must address the human rights crisis across the country, break the cycle of impunity and re-establish rule of law. In a letter to the new government, which has faced tremendous [...]
©- - 07 may 2021 - 10:13:35 - thread Politics (731 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to condemn former President Jacob Zuma’s latest attack on the integrity of the judiciary. In a letter sent to the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Wednesday, Zuma said he did not wish [...]
©- - 15 april 2021 - 11:53:33 - thread Politics (267 words)


Washington DC, US (PANA) - The United States is deeply disappointed by Somalia's decision to approve a legislative bill extending the mandates of the president and parliament by two years, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. "We have stressed repeatedly that it is vital for the peace, stability, [...]
©- - 14 april 2021 - 09:51:52 - thread Politics (440 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Prime Minister Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba of the National Unity Government has acknowledged that Libyans had lost confidence in government due to  non-implementation of decisions taken by previous governments, and promised to work on restoring trust with citizens. In a televised address to Libyans on Sunday,  al-Dbaiba recalled the [...]
©- - 05 april 2021 - 14:41:23 - thread Politics (381 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, has given instructions for the formation of a ministerial committee to meet the urgent needs of the population of Tarhouna, 80 km west of Tripoli, where dozens of mass graves have been discovered. This was announced during a visit of Mr. [...]
©- - 05 april 2021 - 08:03:10 - thread Politics (348 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted coup in Niger Republic, saying “any illegal effort to depose a democratically-elected government is not only despicable, but also unacceptable to democratic governments around the world.” Speaking in a telephone conversation with Mahamadou Issoufou, his counterpart and outgoing Nigerien President [...]
©- - 01 april 2021 - 20:06:14 - thread Politics (275 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba, says the release of pro-Marshall Khalifa Haftar detainees from the city of Zaouia is a ‘’positive step’’ towards national reconciliation. "The future and progress of Libya depends on its capacity to handle conflicts, thanks to national reconciliation and the rule of [...]
©- - 31 march 2021 - 23:51:44 - thread Politics (201 words)