The budget focuses on four main strategic objectives which are enhanced legislative capacity, increased oversight of the PAP, representation of the African people and building institutional capacity of the legislature.
Jacquiline Amongin, the Ngora Woman MP one of Ugandas representatives to the Pan African Parliament, believes this is a positive step to quality aviation services in Africa because liberalised air transport would bring about improved safety, cheap fares and increased traffic within the continent.
Pan-African legislators currently sitting in Midrand, South Africa, have kick-started a process of developing legislation on policing in Africa. The proposed legislation titled The Draft Model Police Act addresses issues of governance, human rights and justice. It also spells out the role, functions, powers and duties of a police officer including appointment, promotion, conditions of employment, resignation and retirement.
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi, the AU Senior Advisor for the Department of Trade and Industry, says geo-data should form the basis of literally any development initiative, adding that they want as many stakeholders and sectors as possible involved in the development and usage of geo-data.
The UN, the African Union AU, the European Union EU and the International Organization of La Francophonie IOF released a joint statement warning that the situation in DRC has the potential to undermine the political goodwill that led to the signing of the agreement in December.
Stephanie Rivoal, the newly appointed French Ambassador to Uganda notes that the objective of the court has been to try perpetrators of war crimes and leaving the ICC may jeopardise efforts to curtail these.
In a communique issued today at the 8th Annual Conference of Speakers of African Parliaments meeting in South Africa, the speakers noted that to date, only two out of the 28 member states of PAP, Mali and Sierra Leone have ratified the Protocol.
At least 28 member states are required to ratify the protocol before it comes into effect. I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Republic of Mali, Sierra Leone and Mauritania for the ratification of the instrument, said Roger Nkodo, the President of the Pan African Parliament, while presenting the PAP Activity report on Wednesday.
Dlamini Zuma said in a communique released on Sunday that the &amp;amp;amp;quot;AU reiterates the imperative need for dialogue and consensus for a lasting solution to the crisis in Burundi&amp;amp;amp;quot;.
President Yoweri Museveni has blamed the prolonged conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congoâ€”DRC on what he called indifference of the countryâ€™s leadership. Museveni says efforts by the African Union and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region--ICGLR were ignored in favour of a euro-centric foreign policy.