APPN Leadership Delegation Pays Working Visit to Lesotho Caucus

  A delegation of the leadership and secretariat of the African Parliamentary Press Network (APPN), has paid a working visit to the APPN Caucus in the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho in the Southern African region. The delegation is made up of Mr. Clement Akoloh, a member of the Steering Committee (SC) of the APPN Continental […]


The African Parliamentary Press Network (APPN) extends its congratulatory message to the Pan-African Parliament for a successful election for the Sixth Parliament recently held in Midrand, South Africa. The APPN congratulates His Excellency Senator Chief Fortune Charumbira, on his election as the fifth PAP President, and his Vice-Presidents, Hon. Prof. Massouda Mohamed Laghdaf from Mauritania, […]


Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica), under the auspices of the Africa Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations Network (APMON) has completed the development of the maiden Africa Open Parliament Index (OPI), and is scheduled to be launched on 20th July, 2022, in Accra – Ghana. The Africa OPI is a joint effort with the APMON Working Group, which is […]

First Deputy Speaker, National Assembly of Benin

LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS 2023 IN BENIN: 24 Seats guaranteed to women

The involvement of women in the political life of a country is a social and economic leverage and it is fundamental for democracy and gender equality in a country. The democratic process requires the participation of all citizens, which is why the National Assembly of the Republic of Benin, through constitutional reform, has automatically guaranteed […]

Life After Parliament

Former Members of Parliament are seen as those who have contributed their expertise, time, resources and energies in strengthening our law-making institution. They were ready to serve the nation when others did not see the importance of Parliament. Our Parliament in the 4th Republic was inaugurated on the 7th January 1993. The maiden Speaker to […]

The OPEN West Africa: An Approach to Promoting Open Parliament in Africa

Introduction To achieve the ambitious goals that they set for themselves, parliamentary monitoring organisations (PMOs) in Africa must embrace collaboration among themselves. PMOs play diverse roles including monitoring policies and programmes of governments and facilitating open and voluntary participation, and bridging the gap between representatives and the represented. It is therefore important that PMOs work […]

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