Tag: Parliament

Togo parliament gives final approval to new constitution, denounced by opposition as ‘power grab’

April 24, 2024

Lawmakers in Togo have given final approval to a constitutional reform linked to presidential term limits and how presidents are elected, which some opposition politicians ... Read More

UK PM vows first migrant flights to leave for Rwanda within weeks as parliament passes controversial bill

April 24, 2024

The United Kingdom's first deportation flights could leave for Rwanda in 10-12 weeks, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday (22 April), only hours ... Read More

ECOWAS risks losing US$1bn in investments due to withdrawal of its three coup-hit members

April 7, 2024

Trade between Nigeria and neighboring Niger has bounced back since the West African bloc ECOWAS lifted sanctions on the latter coup-hit country, just as the ... Read More

King Mohammed VI: Democracy is a Gradual, Home-Grown Exercise Based on Pluralism and Diversity

January 17, 2024

King Mohammed VI has affirmed that democracy is not a ready-made recipe; nor is it a model to be imported but it is a gradual, ... Read More

Germany keen to continue to bolster defense cooperation with Niger

December 20, 2023

Germany’s Defense minister Boris Pistorius announced Tuesday December 19 Berlin’s keenness to continue and bolster military cooperation with Niger now ruled by a junta that ... Read More

Guinea-Bissau: president dissolves parliament after ‘coup attempt’, fresh elections planned

December 5, 2023

Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has dissolved the nation’s opposition-dominated parliament ahead of fresh elections and shortly after armed clashes in the capital Bissau that ... Read More

Kenya, Uganda enact new legislation to tighten their control of mining sector

October 4, 2023

Kenyan lawmakers are considering changes to the Mining Act of 2016, thus following in the footsteps of Uganda that passed its Mining and Minerals Act ... Read More

Burkina Faso’s parliament greenlights deployment of troops to Niger

September 20, 2023

The parliament in Burkina Faso authorized Tuesday September 19 plans by the transitional leader Captain Ibrahim Traore to send troops to neighboring Niger facing a ... Read More

Former lawmaker abducted in Ouagadougou set free

July 26, 2023

Issouf Nikièma, former parliamentarian and member of a leading political party in Burkina Faso, kidnapped last Friday July 21 in capital Ouagadougou by an unknown ... Read More

No anarchy in Kenya: President Ruto vows to quell tax-hike anti-govt rallies

July 17, 2023

Kenyan President William Ruto — who has said he ‘cannot accept anarchy’ amid opposition's calls for more anti-government protests to be held later this week ... Read More