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16:17
16:17

Ugandan MPs Sworn in to Pan African Parliament African Union 1

Uganda’s representatives are Haniffa Bangirana Kawooya, the MP Mawogola West mp (NRM), Felix Okot Ogong the Dokolo South (NRM), Juliet Achayo Lodou the Ngora MP (NRM), Eric Musana the Buyaga East MP (Independent), and Patrick Nsamba Oshabe the Kassanda North (NUP).
12:20
12:20

Pan African MPs Call for Ratification of Maputo Protocol 1

The Maputo Protocol is a binding legal framework that holds African governments to account for the continued gross violation of the rights of women and girls in Africa. They set a 2020 deadline within which all African nations must have signed and ratified it.
12:20
12:20

Zimbabwe Minister Courts Pan African Parliament Over Sanctions 1

Between 2002 and 2003, the European Union and the United States of America imposed economic sanctions against the Southern African country over what they referred to as government excesses, including the contentious land reform programme.
19:05
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African MPs Urged on Online Child Sexual Exploitation 1

Child Sexual Exploitation is the abuse of children via the internet and remains a global threat with rising internet connectivity. Many a time, the abusers are overjoyed to publish photos and videos of their exploits online to gratify their like-minded abusers.
12:37
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Pan African Women MPs Demand Involvement in Peace Building Activities 2 1 Top story

The women MPs noted with regret that women bear the burden of poverty, owing to limited access to decision-making processes, finance, education, health and means of production.
13:42
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Pan African Parliament Approves Model Law on Police 1

PAP which brings together five legislators from each of the African Union (AU) member countries, lacks legislative powers but can propose and approve model laws. The laws are then referred to the AU Heads of State for consideration and approval before they are domesticated and implemented by member countries.
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Pan African Parliament Calls for Refugee Policies refugees 2 1

Continental legislators in the Pan African Parliament (PAP) have cited a need to urgently address youth unemployment and development of policies to curb poverty and manage conflicts as some of the ways to mitigating displacement of people.
12:35
12:35

MPs Urged to Address Illicit Financial Flows in Africa taxation 3 1

Logan Wort, the Executive Secretary of the African Tax Administration Forum told the MPs that tax incentives, unfair tax agreements, undervaluation of exports, transfer pricing, outdated laws and treaties are some of the vehicles for cash flows outside Africa.
20:01
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PAP MPs Urged to Prioritize Good Governance in Migration 3 1

Agago North MP Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo argues that the solutions to migration need to be driven by African member states.
18:59
18:59

Pan African Parliament Sitting Kicks Off in Kigali 1 1

In his address to the legislators, Rwandas President Paul Kagame, who is also the Chairperson of the African Union, commended the PAP for the breadth of their agenda for the session. The agenda includes developing a model law on disability in Africa; conference on womens rights as well as discussion and debate of reports on nutrition, corruption and election observation.
18:36
18:36

Kadaga Rejects FDC Changes on Commission, PAP and Committee Leadership 1 3

However, Kadaga notes that whereas FDC party is empowered under rule 157 to make changes to the leadership of the Standing Committees; the timing of the changes is not favorable to the smooth operations of the committees and parliamentary business.
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MPs Urged to Legislate on Cyber Crimes 2 1

The MPs were tipped on developing a comprehensive approach to protect businesses in Africa and personal data in light of the increasing cybercrimes worldwide.
05:30
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Pan African Parliament Approves USD 26 million Budget african union 2 1

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.
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Cameroon's Roger Nkodo Re-elected PAP President 1

The re-election brings to the fore the sticking issue of a rotational presidency in the Pan African Parliament. The northern and Southern region have not had the opportunity of being at the helm of PAP leadership.
10:40
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Ugandan MPs Sworn in to Pan African Parliament 1

Among the sworn in are Ugandas delegation to PAP including Ngora Woman MP Jacqueline Amongin, Agago North MP Prof. Morris Ogenga-Latigo, Sembabule Woman MP Anifa Bangirana Kawooya, Soliloquy South MP Felix Okot Ogong and Buyende Woman MP Babirye Kadogo.
12:43
12:43

MPs Asked To Prioritize Rights Of People With Albinism 1 1

According to Isaac Maigua Mwaura, a member of the Kenyan Senate, who is also the National Coordinator Albinism Society of Kenya, many persons with albinism have been killed for ritual purposes under the belief that their body parts can bring good fortune or cure diseases.
10:54
10:54

Energy Scarcity a Constraint to Development – PAP MPs power africa 1

Members of Parliament have singled out access to energy as one of the major barriers to the development of Africas industrial and agricultural sectors and urged the United Nations to find solutions to the problem. The Pan African Parliament PAP members meeting in Midrand, South Africa are concerned that the UN was making showy presentations but not doing much to address the problems affecting the continent.
10:44
10:44

MPs Urged to Address Malnutrition in Africa 3 1

The Secretary General of the Inter Parliamentary Union IPU has called on African legislators to use their legislative mandate to prioritise issues of food security and malnutrition on the continent.
10:07
10:07

African Legislators Push for Uniform Law on Mining 2 1

Legislators from Africa are pushing for a law regulating the continents extractive industry. While meeting during a continental conference in Yaounde, Cameroon on Thursday, the legislators sought to adopt and ratify a model law on a new development approach to natural resource governance in Africa.
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Pan African Parliament Moots Law on Policing in Africa african union 2 1

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.
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