Algeria hosts African governance platform forum

Algeria hosts African governance platform forum

The African Governance Platform's Clusters on Constitutionalism and Rule of Law and Human Rights and Transitional Justice, is being convened in Algiers, the Algerian capital, the AU ...

Sierra Leone anti-graft agency defends record amid public criticism

Sierra Leone anti-graft agency defends record amid public criticism

Sierra Leone`s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has defended its record after public criticism greeted the re-appointment of its head. Joseph F. Kamara, head of ACC, was reappointed ...

AU chief condemns assassination of Burundi’s former spy chief

AU chief condemns assassination of Burundi’s former spy chief

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed shock at the assassination of Burundi's General Adolphe Nshimirimana, a former army Chief ...

Buhari issues ultimatum to Auditor General

Buhari issues ultimatum to Auditor General

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Auditor-General of Nigeria to ensure that all outstanding audit queries are conclusively resolved within 30 days beginning in August. ...

Gambian leader releases more prisoners

Gambian leader releases more prisoners

A press release from the Gambian Presidency has informed the general public about the additional release of several more prisoners including the former Navy Commander Mamudu B. Sarr ...

Pardoned prisoners match in solidarity with Gambian leader

Pardoned prisoners match in solidarity with Gambian leader

Over two hundred ex-convicts who were recently granted amnesty by the Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, on Thursday embarked on a match pass from the Arch 22nd to the 22nd July Square in ...

Guinean security forces accused of excesses, abusive conduct

Guinean security forces accused of excesses, abusive conduct

– Some members of Guinea's security forces used excessive lethal force, engaged in abusive conduct, and displayed a lack of political neutrality when responding to election-related ...

Egyptian President amends Elections Act

Egypt's President, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has enacted amendments to the Elections Act ahead of determining the date for future legislative elections, political sources in Cairo told APA on Monday.Among the main points of the amendments are sorting out the number of members of the House of Representatives to 568, including 5 percent at most who can be appointed by the president. 448 members are elected on the ...

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Local leaders integral to deepening democracy – Senegal minister

In Africa, as everywhere, local government leaders are an integral part of the struggle to deepen and consolidate democracy, according to Senegalese minister of Local Governance, Development and National Territories Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr.Speaking in Dakar on Monday, Sarr declared: "Local authorities through their associations are the vanguard of the struggle for the consolidation of democracy, improved ...

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Botswana: Incentives attract foreigners to public service

Botswana's Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs, Phillip Makgalemele said Monday that foreigners who are recruited through external advertisements in the public service are paid a contract addition or salary supplementation allowance which serves as an attraction incentive. Answering questions in Parliament Makgalemele said there is no basic salary differentiation between foreigners and locals for ...

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Algeria hosts African governance platform forum

The African Governance Platform's Clusters on Constitutionalism and Rule of Law and Human Rights and Transitional Justice, is being convened in Algiers, the Algerian capital, the AU said on Monday in a statement. The African Governance Architecture (AGA) is a continental institutional framework aimed at connecting, empowering and building capacities of the African Union organs and institutions with the aim ...

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Sierra Leone anti-graft agency defends record amid public criticism

Sierra Leone`s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has defended its record after public criticism greeted the re-appointment of its head. Joseph F. Kamara, head of ACC, was reappointed by President Ernest Bai Koroma this week, according to a statement by the Commission published on Monday. But while reporting the story, a leading broadcaster, Radio Democracy aired views of some members of the public which ...

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Sierra Leone port workers threaten strike action

A representative for aggrieved workers at the Sierra Leone Ports Authority has confirmed reports of threats to embark on a strike action over ongoing privatisation of the ports. Mohamed Solomon Kamara, Chief Supervisor at the Sierra Leone Port, said Monday that the 21-day notice issued to management of the Ports Authority was not a threat but a call for dialogue. He added however that if the management ...

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AU chief condemns assassination of Burundi’s former spy chief

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed shock at the assassination of Burundi's General Adolphe Nshimirimana, a former army Chief of Staff and head of Burundi's intelligence service. The assassination of General Nshimirimana and his bodyguards took place on Sunday in Bujumbura, the capital. In a statement issued on Monday, the Chairperson expressed her ...

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SADC commission begins probe into death of ex-Lesotho army chief

The independent commission of inquiry appointed by southern African leaders last month to look into the killing of former Lesotho army chief Maaparankoe Mahao is expected to begin on-site investigations soon, the Botswana government announced on Monday.The Southern African Development Community (SADC) commission would further probe the causes of continued instability in the kingdom. The 13-member commission, ...

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Zimbabwe press focuses on dismissal of teachers, Iran cooperation

Top headlines in Zimbabwe on Monday included news that more than 3,000 teachers had been struck off the government payroll and that arrears on a €16-million debt have strained ties between Zimbabwe and Iran.The state-run Herald reported that the affected teachers were considered as ghost workers after they were not found at their purported schools when the government conducted a head-count of personnel in ...

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Buhari issues ultimatum to Auditor General

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Auditor-General of Nigeria to ensure that all outstanding audit queries are conclusively resolved within 30 days beginning in August. Buhari's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, told journalists in Abuja on Sunday that the president also ordered that henceforth, all audit queries must be answered within 24 hours. According to Shehu, ...

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