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PAP Secretariat reflects on the year 201…

PAP Secretariat reflects on the year 2016   The staff of the Pan African Parliament began the annual retreat in South Africa on Monday the 5th December, 2016. The week-long retreat is...

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Senior Internal Auditor Mr. Emmanuel K. …

Senior Internal Auditor Mr. Emmanuel K. Afedor,  celebrates 10 years as a staff member Pan-African Parliaments' Senior Internal Auditor Mr. Emmanuel K. Afedor,  celebrates his 10 years as a staff member...

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PAP regrets the passing on of Hon. Eugen…

PAP regrets the passing on of Hon. Eugene F. Kparkai The Pan African Parliament regrets the sudden death of Hon Eugene F. Kparkar who was a member of the House of Representatives from...

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Members of the PAP convene at the AU Int…

Members of the PAP convene at the AU InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) in Nairobi, Kenya  Members of the Pan African Parliament  are convening at the African Union InterAfrican Bureau...

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Africa Renewable Energy Initiative Takes…

Africa Renewable Energy Initiative Takes off After the launch by the African Heads of State and Government in Paris in 2015, the ambitious Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) has finally kicked...

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African leaders demonstrate commitment a…

African leaders demonstrate commitment and action to address climate change African Heads of State and Government marked Africa Day at the African Pavilion at the UNFCCC 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) with focused...

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Parliamentarians’ role is key in Climate…

Parliamentarians’ role is key in Climate Change Agenda As part of the events to commemorate the Africa Day, PAP President, Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang moderated a high level dialogue on the...

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PAP welcomes the Network on Climate Chan…

PAP welcomes the Network on Climate Change In Marrakech on Tuesday, 15 November 2016, The Pan- African Climate Justice Alliance pleaded with the Pan African Parliament to forge an alliance that...

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Rwanda is the most green country: COP 22

Rwanda is the most green country: COP 22 Rwanda has been declared the most green country at the Blue Carpet for Climate Change Action Diner held in Marrakech. The award was given...

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Central Africa Biotechnology Commendable

Central Africa Biotechnology Commendable “The state of the art biotechnology meant to service a sustainable sanitation project in Central Africa is a great initiative and a commendable project by our fellow...

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IPUs meeting kick-off alongside COP 22 t…

IPUs meeting kick-off alongside COP 22 talks in Marrakech The Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in Marrakech ahead of the arrival...

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COP22 Opens with a Discussion on Condens…

COP22 Opens with a Discussion on Condense Carbon Emissions to Prevent Temperatures from Rising The 22nd Conference of Parties taking place in Marrakesh, Morocco has begun discussions on how best Private...

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Pan African Parliament participates at C…

Pan African Parliament participates at COP 22 The President of the Pan African Parliament Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang will lead a delegation representing African Parliamentarians at the 22nd Conference of Parties...

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Recommendations from the October 2016 PA…

Recommendations from the October 2016 Pan-African Parliament Session Members of the Pan-African Parliament and stakeholders from different countries met on October 18, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to adopt the recommendations of the...

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PAP members debate the report of the 201…

PAP members debate the report of the 2016 Conference of Speakers of African Parliaments Members of the Pan-African Parliament and stakeholders from different countries and organizations gathered in Sharm El Sheikh...

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Promoting equal access of women in polit…

  Promoting equal access of women in political and economic decision-making positions: Role of the Pan-African Parliament  Considered as major actors in the sustainable economic development of Africa, African women are responsible...

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Women Appreciate PAP for Stake in Promot…

 WOMEN APPRECIATE PAP FOR STAKE IN PROMOTION OF GENDER EQUALITY Women from all works of life in Africa and other part of the world have ended a two-day international conference at...

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The Peace and Security Council of the Af…

 The Peace and Security Council of the African Union to the PAP on the Status of Peace and Security in Africa by AMBASSADOR OSMAN KEH KAMARA PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SIERRA...

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PAP SIGNS MOU WITH FAO TO FIGHT AGAINST …

 PAP SIGNS MOU WITH FAO TO FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER IN AFRICA The Pan-African Parliament signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the 13th...

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Ugandan MPs sworn in to Pan African Parl…

 Ugandan MPs sworn in to Pan African Parliament SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT: Five Members from the Parliament of Uganda have been sworn in as new Members of the Pan African Parliament. ...

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The need for greater unity between the A…

The need for greater unity between the Arab Parliament and the Pan-African Parliament dominates discussions at the joint meeting in Sharm-El Sheikh. Representatives of the Arab and Pan-African Parliaments agreed unanimously...

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Pan-African Parliament Revised and Adopt…

Pan-African Parliament Revised and Adopted Activity Report The second day of the Third Ordinary Session of the Fourth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament commenced at 9h00 in Sharm El Sheikh...

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DEBATE ON THE IMPACT OF UNILATERAL COERC…

 Debate on the Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures on Enjoyment of Human Rights: The Case of Sudan     Members of Parliament begun discussions on the impact of unilateral coercive measures on...

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FAO and the PAP launch the Pan African P…

 FAO and the Pan-African Parliament launch the Pan African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition to Shore Up Food Security and Nutrition in Africa The Food and Agriculture Organization of...

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Former Sudanese Minister of Communicatio…

Former Sudanese Minister of Communications calls on Africa to pay attention to his country problems The Former Communications Minister of Sudan, Hon Mahadi Ibrahim, on Wednesday called on the African parliamentarians to...

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The post 2015 Sustainable Development Go…

The post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the Role of Parliaments The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa- OSISA    is currently working with civil society organisations, parliaments, the academic sector and...

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Linking The PAP With Regional Parliament…

INTER-AFRICAN REGIONAL SPEAKERS’ PARLIAMENTARY FORUM (IARSPF) Welcome Remarks From President Of PAP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibARtHtcb6Y The Pan African Parliament welcomes you all to this the second Meeting of Speakers from regional Parliaments which has become...

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Meeting Interparliamentary Delegation DP…

Meeting Interparliamentary Delegation DPAP and PAP Bureau 1. Introduction The Chair of the EP-PAP Delegation Hon. Michael GAHLER thanked the Bureau for agreeing to meet with the European Delegation. on Gahler introduced...

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PAP attends the Open Government Partners…

 International Relations: Open Government Partnership Global Summit At the invitation of the Mexican Senate, through the National Democratic Institute (NDI) the President of the Pan African Parliament, H.E Roger Nkodo Dang...

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The Role of Science Academies and the In…

African Scientific Cooperation and Partnership Strengthened   Future African-wide scientific cooperation and partnership were strengthened when science organisations met with the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) last week to introduce their activities and elaborate...

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PAP and UNFPA held a joint meeting to id…

MPs Can End FGM! The Pan African Parliament and UNFPA held a two day workshop in Sandton, South Africa to identify the role of parliamentarians in ending female genital mutilation (FGM)...

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PAP Audit and Public Accounts Committee …

PAP Audit and Public Accounts Committee Capacitated on Financial Oversight role The recently restructured Committee on Audit and Public Accounts (CAPA) of the Pan-African Parliament kicked started its financial oversight role...

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African Parliamentarians Put Heads Toget…

AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARIANS PUT HEADS TOGETHER TO COMBAT CORRUPTION    03 AUGUST 2016, MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA – How can Africa collectively address corruption? What measures can Members of Parliament (MPs) put in place...

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“Take The People With You,” Says Lesotho…

“TAKE THE PEOPLE WITH YOU,” SAYS LESOTHO PRIME MINISTER  The Right Hon Bethuel Pakalitha Mosisili, Prime Minister of Lesotho, opened the 8th Conference of Speakers of African Parliaments at the...

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PAP To Support Regional Parliaments To P…

PAP To Support Regional Parliaments To Push For Ratification   Regional integration will be a critical component to ensure the speedy ratification of the Pan African Parliament’s role to move from oversight...

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PAP pledges solidarity with African yout…

PAP pledges solidarity with African Youths   The Youth Caucus of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has pledged strong solidarity with African youths to ensure that their plight and challenges are a priority...

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Africa’s Parliamentary Clerks Reaffirm S…

Africa’s Parliamentary Clerks reaffirm support for New PAP Protocol   Secretary Generals and Clerks of Africa’s Parliaments have concluded their first annual general meeting by reaffirming their support for African Union (AU)...

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PAP laments slow ratification of its new…

PAP laments slow ratification of its new protocol   The First Vice President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Honourable Eduardo Joaquim Mulembwe has expressed grave concern over very slow ratification of PAP’s...

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Members' Safety Of Critical Importance T…

Members' Safety Of Critical Importance To The Pan-African Parliament   2 AUGUST 2016, MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA – The recent involvement of four Honourable Members of Parliament (MPs) in a robbery and shooting...

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PAP commits to efforts towards combating…

PAP commits to efforts towards combating terrorism in Africa The President of the Pan Africa Parliament (PAP) Bureau, Honourable Roger Nkodo Dang has disclosed that PAP plans to present African Union...

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PAP pushes for intensified efforts in Af…

PAP pushes for intensified efforts in Africa’s energy sector   The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has stressed the need for African countries to intensify their efforts to enable the continent’s citizens have access...

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PAP President calls on African states to…

PAP President calls on African states to ratify AU Malabo Protocols   President of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), Honourable Roger Nkodo Dang has appealed to African states to ratify the Malabo Protocols...

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PAP CAPAs' on Financial Oversight role

PAP Audit and Public Accounts Committee Capacitated on Financial Oversight role   The recently restructured Committee on Audit and Public Accounts (CAPA) of the Pan-African Parliament kicked started its financial oversight role...

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H.E. Roger Nkodo Dang Meets the Presiden…

H.E. Roger Nkodo Dang Meets the President of the Republic of Madagascar       On 13 July 2016, following his participation in the 42th Session of the Plenary Assembly of the  the...

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PAP and APF Sign Framework Agrement

PAP and APF Sign Framework Agrement On Tuesday, December 10, Honorable Roger Nkodo Dang, President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), and Didier Le Bot, Secretary-General of the Assemblée Parlementaire de...

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IPS Interview with Dr. Bernadette Lahai …

IPS Interview with Bernadette Lahai On the Pan African Parliament Food and Nutrition Security Agenda. Dr.Bernadette Lahai is a Sierra Leonean politician and the current Minority Leader of Parliament. She is...

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TICAD VI Ministerial Preparatory Meeting…

TICAD VI Ministerial Preparatory Meeting June 16-17, 2016 in Banjul, The Islamic Republic of The Gambia  With over twenty years of history since 1993, Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)...

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PAP May 2016 Session ends with seven res…

PAP May 2016 Session ends with seven resolutions and four recommendations 12 May 2016, Midrand, South Africa – The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) concluded its second ordinary session on 12 May 2016 with...

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Electricity is Pivotal to ensuring Afric…

Electricity is Pivotal to ensuring Africa's Technological Future 11 May 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa – Debating the state of e-governance in Africa during the Pan-African Parliament’s second sitting, parliamentarians raised several...

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Gender equality remains an unfilled prom…

Gender equality remains an unfilled promise  “Despite solid evidence demonstrating the centrality of women’s empowerment in reducing poverty, promoting development and addressing the world’s most urgent challenges, gender equality remains an...

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PAP MPs in consensus on education as cor…

PAP MPs in consensus on education as cornerstone of continental development   “Without education there can be no development.” This sentiment was echoed by all parliamentarians at the Pan- African Parliament...

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Women's Access To Land Critical For Afri…

WOMEN’S ACCESS TO LAND CRITICAL FOR AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH   10 May 2016, Midrand, South Africa – Access to land for agriculture is central to Africans’ livelihood. However, the male bias...

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AUC Puts Forward Draft Budget To PAP

African Union Commission Puts Forward Draft Budget To Pan-African Parliament   10 May 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa – Vice President of the African Union (AU) Commission H.E Mr. Erastus Mwencha presented the...

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Hon. Safia Elmi Djibril elected as PAP V…

Hon. Safia Elmi Djibril elected as PAP VP of the Eastern Africa Region Hon. Safia Elmi Djibril from Djibouti was officially elected as the Vice President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP)...

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Governance Critical For Improving Africa…

  Governance Critical For Improving African Citizen's Quality Of Life   9 May 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa – Data shows that progress on African governance has reached a plateau, although the continent has...

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PAP Announces Its Dedication To Human Ri…

The PAP Announces Its Dedication To Human Rights, Democracy And The ‘Rule of Law’ As Chair Of The AGA.      On Monday 9 May, H.E. Hon Dr. Bernadette Lahai, Fourth Vice...

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EU Parliament Declares Technical Support…

European Parliament Declares Technical Support to PAP On 6 May 2016, Co-Chairs Hon, Michael Gahler, leader of the European Parliamentary Delegation and H.E. Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang, President of the...

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PAP Reports on the State of Security in …

PAN-AFRICAN PARLIAMENT REPORTS ON THE STATE OF SECURITY IN BURUNDI 6 MAY 2016, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – The political situation in Burundi remains fragile and requires continuous and objective examination...

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UN Seeks Alliance With PAP To Address Fo…

UN Seeks Alliance With PAP To Address Food Security 5 May 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa – The number of undernourished people in Africa continues to increase with an estimated 217 million...

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EU Delegates Meets With The PAP To Discu…

The EU Delegation meets with the PAP to discuss the progress of the Joint Africa-Europe Strategy.   Parallel to parliamentary proceedings on Thursday 7 May, the President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP)...

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PAP MP's Discuss Key Activities During P…

PAP MP's Discuss Key Activities During PAP Session   4 May 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa – The Chamber of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) was rife with commentary when 29 African...

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Africa could add 12% to its GDP by 2025 …

Africa could add 12% to its GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality “Advancing gender parity in Africa presents a simple yet significant solution towards the continent reaching the goals of...

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African Parliamentarians Emphasise The V…

African Parliamentarians Emphasis The Value Of Education And Human Rights During The 4th Parliament Opening Johannesburg, South Africa – The role of education and human rights received priority during the opening of...

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Former President of Mozambique and Vice …

Former President of Mozambique and Vice President of Sierra Leone address delegates at the opening of the Second Ordinary Session of the Fourth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand...

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New MP's of the PAP receive orientation

New members of the Pan-African Parliament receive orientation in Midrand, South Africa. On Saturday, 30 April 2016, new members of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) attended an orientation meeting at the Gallagher...

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PAP calls on African ambassadors to acce…

Pan-African Parliament calls on African ambassadors to accelerate the ratification of its legislative power  Johannesburg, South Africa – The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) held a preliminary briefing with African ambassadors in Midrand...

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African Ambassadors gather in Midrand

African Ambassadors gather in Midrand, South Africa ahead of the second ordinary session of the Fourth Pan-African Parliament. 28 April, Midrand, South Africa. Ambassadors representing the African continent gathered at the...

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PAP Best Wishes Ceremony for 2016

PAP Best Wishes Ceremony for 2016 The Pan African Parliament held a best wishes ceremony on the 4th of March 2016 in Midrand, South Africa to wish the President, members of...

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Committees Sittings - PAP Parliamentaria…

Committees Sittings - PAP Parliamentarians debate on Peace and Security in Africa The Pan African Parliament’s committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict Resolution conducted a presentation and debate on the...

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Ambassadors meeting

 Ambassadors meeting The Pan African Parliament’s President Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang held a meeting with the African ambassadors to South Africa on the 2nd of March 2016 during the Committee sessions...

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PAP Committee members emphasize women’s …

 PAP Committee members emphasize women’s rights and access to land   The Rural Economy, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Committee of the Pan-African Parliament organized a joint workshop with the committees on...

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PAP Committee discuss land solutions for…

PAP Committee discuss land solutions for housing in Africa         The Permanent committee on Rural Economy, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment held a workshop on the 29th of February 2016 during the...

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High Level E-Governance Workshop at PAP …

  High Level E-Governance Workshop at PAP Committee Sittings    The Transport, Industry, Communication, Energy, Science and Technology Committee of the Pan-African Parliament organized an E-Governance workshop on the 1st and 2nd March...

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MEETING OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE AND THE SOU…

 MEETING OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE AND THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY SUPPORT TRUST (SAPST)  During its sitting in October 2015, the Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) agreed...

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PAP President Nkodo Dang meets Egyptian …

PAP President Nkodo Dang meets Egyptian President El Sisi in Cairo   The PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang, heading a high level delegation to Cairo, Egypt on the 24th February 2016, met...

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PAP President Nkodo Dang’s official invi…

 PAP President Nkodo Dang’s official invitation to Malawi President Peter Mutharika   Pan African Parliament (PAP) President Roger Nkodo Dang and his delegation met with the Malawi High Level Delegation during the...

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PAP President Nkodo Dang condemns Burkin…

PAP President Nkodo Dang condemns Burkina Faso attacks  The Pan-African Parliament President, Roger Nkodo Dang issued the following statement strongly condemning the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso that killed more...

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President Nkodo Dang and his delegation…

  President Nkodo Dang and his delegation at the 26th African Union Summit   A Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Delegation led by President Nkodo Dang travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 26th...

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President Nkodo Dang calls for increased…

PAP President delivering a historic and emotional speech at the French National Assembly

Pan-African Parliament President Roger Nkodo Dang addressed the French National Assembly on Tuesday 3rd November 2015, with an urgent call to action in support of Africa’s electrification, ahead of the...

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Historic handshake between FNA President…

Historic handshake between FNA President, Claude Bartolone and PAP President, Roger Nkodo Dang

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PAP MPs at the French National Assembly

  A delegation of PAP Parliamentarians in front of the French National Assembly. They accompanied and gave support to the PAP President’s call for Africa' s electrification programme.

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Jean Louis Borloo invites PAP President

 Jean Louis Borloo, former French minister and president of ‘Energies pour L’Afrique’ invites PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang to address the Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental

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PAP President with Jean-Paul Delevoye, P…

 Jean-Paul Delevoye, President of France’s ‘Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental’ welcomes the PAP President and his delegation.

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PAP President giving a Speech at the Lum…

  PAP President, Roger Nkodo Dang making a speech at the ‘Lumieres D’Afrique’ Exposition in front of high profile dignitaries including French Interior Minister Bernard Caseneuve.    

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AU member States urged to ratify new PAP…

On the last day of the sixth session, the PAP has highlighted the urgent need for the signing and ratification of the Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African...

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Conflict and Violence Rife in Africa in …

The Pan African Parliament considered the report of the council for Peace and Security noted that recurrent scourge of terrorism, violent extremism, transnational criminality and human trafficking where raised. In...

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AUC Chair at Inter Generational Youth Co…

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma addressed the Intergenerational Youth Conference on the African Union Vision – Vision 2063 and highlighted the role of...

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THE PAN AFRICAN PARLIAMENT CELEBRATES AF…

The Pan African Parliament celebrated Africa Day with H.E. Bethel Amadi highlighting the common struggles for the women of Africa in their quest for liberation. Although Africa is free from...

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ILLICIT FINACIAL FLOWS FROM AFRICA CRIPP…

H.E President Thabo Mbeki former President of South Africa presented the report of the African Union High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. At least US$50 billion from...

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President Kenyatta’s Dream is United and…

President Uhuru Kenyatta  opened  the 6th Session of the Third Parliament of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand- South Africa on the 18th May 2015 and shared his dream of...

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PAP hosts Intergenerational Dialogue

On the 22nd of May 2015, the Pan African Parliament hosted an Intergenerational Dialogue conference at its seat in Midrand in South Africa. It brought together young people and leaders from all over Africa...

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PAP has a new Deputy Clerk for Finance, …

The PAP has recruited Mr. Yusupha Jobe as the new deputy clerk in charge of finance, administration and human resource (DC-FAHR).  Mr. Jobe brings into the PAP extensive experience acquired working...

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PAP members carry out election of new Bu…

The Pan African Parliament carried elections for a new bureau to take over management of the PAP on Wednesday, the 27th of May 2015. The elections were held at the PAP...

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H.E. Bethel Amadi presides over 6th sess…

The immediate former President of Pan-African Parliament, H.E Hon. Bethel N. Amadi, presided over his last session as President of the Pan African Parliament. The May 2015 session was the 6th...

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H.E. Roger Nkodo Dang elected as new PAP…

H.E. Roger Nkodo Dang, M.P.  has been elected the new president of the Pan African Parliament. He is a member of parliament from Cameroon and represents the Central Africa Region. He...

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Bilateral meeting between PAP and PACE …

During his visit to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to attend its 3rd Ordinary Session in Strasbourg, the President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Hon. Bethel...

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