Statement of H.E. the Secretary General to the inaugural session of the Media Forum

Distinguished delegates and observers to the constitutive meeting of the Media Forum

I have the honor, at the outset of my speech, to express due thanks and gratitude to H.E. IssoufouMahmadou, President of the Republic of Niger and to the Executive and political leadership of the Niger Party for Democracy and Socialism for hosting the constitutive meeting of the Media Forum of the Council of African Political Parties and for the warm welcome and hospitality accorded to us since our arrival. I came to Niger in a visit about two months ago and I had the honor of meeting H.E. IssoufouMahmadou, President of the Republic of Niger and many senior officials. I also held meetings with more than forty leaders of representing leaders of political parties and youth organizations in Niger. All these meetings ascertained to me that the Republic of Niger is genuinely working to achieve national unity and stability and economic development thanks to the policies and efforts of the Government and political parties .In my name and on behalf of all participants we wish them every success.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen

The Council of African Political Parties is an African civil society organization established in 2013 in a conference with the participation of 47 African Political Parties .Today, four years after its establishment, the membership of the Council has expanded to almost all the African Countries through co-operation andco-ordination between the African Political Parties ,the Council acts as a vehicle to achieve African Solidarity , Unity of African peoples and the dissemination of the culture of peace , tolerance and democracy and supports sustained economic development , co-operation and regional integration. I am sure you agree with me that achieving these objectives on the ground requires auxiliary wings and organizations to work in the different domains .Accordingly and during the past four years, the General Secretariat of the Council established three auxiliary wings and organizations. They are the youth wing established inN’djamena in September 2014, the Women Wing established in Khartoum in August 2015 and the Economic Council established in Tunis in March 2017. Today and upon kind invitation of the Niger Party for Democracy and Socialism, the constitutive meeting of the Media Forum is held in Niamey.

The auxiliary wings and organizations enhance the common African action in the sectors of youth and women and these are extensive sectors that have unlimited impacts in the African Communities and attract the interest all over the world. This applies as well to the economy and today Africa is the focus of business opportunities .The same interest goes to the media especially after the revolution in the digital media which made the entire world a small village. The Council of African Political Parties can still establish additional wings and organizations to cover areas like social and cultural domains.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen

One of the exciting features of today’s world is the unprecedented development in the medium of communication and the progress in any domain whether political,economic,social or any other can only be achieved  through the mediums of communications ,and based on this fact the Media Forum derives its relevance and role to the Council of African Political Parties in its quest to achieve the objectives to which I referred earlier in my speech .Media is the medium though which we can disseminate democracy ,necessary to achieve stability in the continent and through the media we disseminate the culture of peace ,tolerance, solidarity and economic integration for the renaissance of Africa and the unity of its peoples using a joint network of African Media. It is hoped and even required that African media plays its role in assessing the foreign relations of Africa with other countries in the world to correctly introduce Africa instead of the negative perception regularly viewed in particular by the western media.The African Media shouldas well play its role in the reforms needed in the Regional and International Organizations so as to justly serve the interests of the peoples without hegemony or bias in the interest of certain countries.

The Media Forum is an organization for the media cadres of the African Political Parties to advance their profession though the updated technology and to discuss issues of interest to them and exchange their experiences and contribute their views on the issues of interest to Africa especially that they are attached to its peoples. The Council of African Political Parties looks forward to strengthen relations through the Media Forum with other Media Forums in other continents such as the Media Forum of the Council of Asian Political Parries and others.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This constitutive meeting will discuss and adopt the Executive Role of the Media Forum and will elect its Executive Office which represents all the Regions of Africa and will also elect its President and Vices- President and the rapporteur. Our program includes as well a round table discussion on an issue relevant to the media In Africa.

Our get together and meeting in Niamey, this beautiful and calm capital is a good omen for success to usand to Africa as a whole .All the best wishes for you and once more I thank the Republic of Niger ,H.E. President ,the Government and the Niger Party for Democracy and Socialism.

 

I thank you

 

Profile

The Council of African Political Parties is a non-governmental organization established by 47 African Political Parties in the constitutive conference held in Khartoum, Sudan on 27/28 April 2013.

  • The Objectives:-
  • The Council acts as vehicle of cooperation and coordination between the Political Parties.
  • Promote the culture of peace and the settlement of conflicts through peaceful means.
  • The fight against poverty.
  • Bodies of the Council:
  1. Standing Committee composed of 10 members + the President of the Council + Secretary General of the Council; the Committee meets twice a year.
  2. The Executive Committee, 30 members, old its meeting once a year.
  3. The General Assembly, conference is open to two Parties with the biggest representation in their Parliaments holds it’s meeting every four years.
  4. The General Secretariat is composed of the Secretary General, deputy S.G and four assistants:
  • Assistant to the S.G for the African Organizations.
  • Assistant to the S.G for the international and regional organizations.
  • Assistant to the S.G for the Parties and wings.
  • Assistant e to the S.G for the non-gouvernemental organisations.
  • The Secretariat staff.
  1. The regional coordination Councils .

Wings of the Council :

  • Youth Wing.
  • Women Wing.

Specialized branches :-

  • The Economic Council .
  • The Media Forum .

The International and regional relations the Council has cooperation with :

  • African Union .
  • Pan-African Parliament .
  • Council of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) .
  • the Latin American and Caribbean Political Parties (COPPPAL) .
  • UNESCO .
  • Climate and Ecological Alliance .

 

 

Members

1/ دول الجنوب الأفريقي :

جنوب أفريقيا – زمبابوي – زامبيا – موزمبيق – بتسوانا – انجولا – ناميبيا – ليسوتو – ملاوي – مدغشقر وسوازيلاند.

عدد الدول                          11 دولة

عدد دول العضوية                 10 دول

لاتوجد أحزاب سياسية في سوازيلاند

عدد الأحزاب الأعضاء       16 حزباً

AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS-ANC SOUTH AFRICA
Zimbabwe African National Union ZANU-PF Zimbabwe
Movement for Democratic Change- MDC-T Zimbabwe
Patriotic Front PF Zambia
Movement for multi-party democracy Zambia
Liberation Front of Mozambique FREMILO Mozambique
Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo-UE) Mozambique
Botswana Democratic Party Botswana
Umbrella for Democratic Change Botswana
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola Angola
National Union for the Total Independence Angola
People’s Organization (SWAPO)South West Africa Namibia
Democratic Progressive Party Malawi
Malawi Congress Party Malawi
I love Madagascar Madagascar
Monima Party Madagascar

 

 

 

2/دول الشمال الأفريقي :  

مصر – ليبيا – تونس – الجزائر – المغرب – موريتانيا

عدد الدول                        6 دول

عدد دول العضوية              5 دول

لاتوجد عضوية من مصر

عدد الأحزاب                  8 أحزاب

Nidaa Tounes Tunisia
Al- Nahda Party Tunisia
Justice and Development party Morocco
Independence Party Morocco
Algerian Liberation Front Algeria
Unity for the Republic Party Mauritania
National Forces Alliance Libya
Building and Development Party Libya

 

3/دول الوسط الأفريقي :

تشاد – الكاميرون – الكنغو الديمقراطية – جمهورية الكنغو – غينيا الإستوائية – القابون – بورندي – أفريقيا الوسطى

عدد دول الإقليم                            8 دول

عدد دول العضوية                         7 دول

لاتوجد عضوية في أفريقيا الوسطى

عدد الأحزاب                                  9 أحزاب

Mouvement Patriotique de Salut Tchad
RDP Tchad
Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement Cameroon
PPRD Congo DRC
Union for Democracy and Social Progress Congo DRC
Congolese Labor Party Congo Brazzaville
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea Guinea   Equatorial
CNDD Burundi
Gabonese Democratic Party Gabon

 

4/دول شرق أفريقيا :

اريتريا – اثيوبيا – كينيا – يوغندا – تنزانيا – الصومال – جزر القمر –جيبوتي – رواندا – موريشص – سيشل – جنوب السودان – السودان .

عدد دول الإقليم             13 دولة

عدد دول العضوية          13 دولة

عدد الأحزاب                23 حزباً

People’s Front for Democracy and Justice Eritrea
Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Dem. Front Ethiopia
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Kenya
The National Alliance (TNA) Kenya
National Resistance Movement Uganda
Forum For Demogratic Change Uganda
C.C.M party Tanzania
Party For Democracy and Progress Tanzania
Somalia Islamic party Somalia
Peace and Equality party Somalia
Union for the Development of the Comoros Comoros
Juwa Party Comoros
People’s Rally for Progress Djibouti
Rwandan Patriotic Front Rwanda
Social Democratic Prty Rwanda
Alliance of the Future (Alliance de L’Aveni) Mauritius
Alliance for the Heart Mauritius
Seychelles People’s Progressive Front Seychelles
SPLM South Sudan
SPLM-Democratic Change South Sudan
Democratic Unionist Party Sudan
NCP Sudan

 

5/دول غرب أفريقيا :

بنين – غانا – سيراليون – نيجيريا – السنغال – مالي – بوركينا فاسو – النيجر – كوت ديفوار – غينيا بيساو – توجو – غامبيا – ليبيريا – غينيا كوناكري –ساوتومي وبرنسيب- جزر الرأس الأخضر.

عدد دول الإقليم           16 دولة

عدد دول العضوية         14 دولة

لاتوجد عضوية من ساوتومي وبرنسيب ، جزر الرأس الأخضر

عدد الأحزاب              27 حزباً

Cauri Forces for an Emerging Benin Benin
Union Makes the Nation Benin
National Democratic Congress  NDC Ghana
New Patriotic Party NPP Ghana
All People’s Congress Sierra Leon
Sirra Leon Peoples Party (SLPP) Sierra Leon
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria
People’s Democratic Party Nigeria
Alliance  pour la Republique Senegal
Alliance des Force de Progress Senegal
Rally for Mali Mali
Union For the Republic and Democracy(URD) Mali
People’s Movement for Progress Burkina Faso
Union for Progress and Reform Burkina Faso
Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism Niger
MNSD Niger
Rally of the Republicans Cote D’Ivore
Democratic Party of Cote D’Ivore Cote D’Ivore
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde Guinea Bissau
Party for Social Renewal Guinea Bissau
Union for the Republic (UNIR) Togo
Save Togo Collective Togo
Alliance For Reorientation and Construction Gambia
Unity Party Liberia
Congress for Democratic Change Liberia
Rally of the Guinean People Guinea Conakry
Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea UFDG Guinea Conakry

Secretariat of the Council of African political Parties

The council looks forward to achieving the objectives set out in its statute this requires joint action all Africans such as hosting seminars and workshops to discuss issues of concern to Africa to achieve economic development, peaceful settlement of constricts and peace and security in Africa .
The Secretariat of C.A.P.P has the honor to give, through the following observations, examples of inter active joint action between the Secretariat and the political Parties.
Firstly:
Giving due attention to the participation in the conferences and workshops to which the political parties are invited. The Secretariat noted weak responses to participate in the invitation from the African Union, I.C.A.P.P and C.O.P.P.P.A.L and others. Most do not even acknowledge receipt of the invitation.

Secondly:
Honoring the financial obligations stipuled in Article(8) paragraph(3) of the statute of CAPP and the decision of the Executive Committee in its first meeting in August 2013 in Lusaka, Zambia. The contributions of all political parties. The Secretariat of CAPP made the necessary arrangements to facilitate the transfer of the annul crutributions and after three years not a single transfer received to data.
Thirdly:
Participation in the missions and activities upon invitations from the Secretariat such as the Participation in the observation and monitoring of elections in Africa. The Secretariat requested, more than once, the political parties to nominate observers for elections in Africa to be trained and Union prior to including them in the observation mission of the African Union. No nominations received from any party to date.
Fourthly:
Liaison with the Secretariat for responding to its communications. The Secretariat exerts considerable efforts to deliver letters and invitations to political parties. The difficulty is due to the frequent charges for the persons and the e-mail addresses without informing the Secretariat with the incoming persons and then contacts details. The Secretariat requests also to be informed soonest possible with the changes in the leaderships of the Political Parties and contact details of their offices to invite and consist with new party leaders.
The Secretariat invites Political Parties to regularly browse the website of the council and contribute their news, Videos and photos so that the Secretariat can post them on the website in the three languages to update other Parties on the News and activities of the council members.
Fifthly:
There is real need to host conference and activities of the council and its wings. The Secretariat and political parties hope to be invited even on selective bases, to the general conferences of the political parties. The Secretariat faces real difficulties in hosting regular meetings of the council and its wings and their activities despite the communications and direct contacts with leaders of same political parties. The weak response to hosting meetings and activities results in their postponement to later dates.
The Secretariat is grateful to initiative of the Patriotic Front in Zambia for hosting the first executive committee meeting in August 2013 and to the Patriotic Movement for Salvation in Chad for hosting the constitutive Conference of the Youth Wing in Ndjamena in September 2014.

Council of African Political Parties Secretariat General General performance report

Introduction:
This report covers the performance and activities of the Council of African Political Parties for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
This report reviews the efforts made to establish the Secretariat offices including the Host Country Agreement with the government of Sudan and the annual plans of action and their implementation and the regular meetings of the Bodies of CAPP. The report outlines the external relations of the Council with the African Union, UNESCO and other sister organizations. The report covers also the efforts undertaken to establish the institutions of the Council, namely the Youth and Women Wings and the training and capacity building programs. The report also refers to future programs to establish an Economic Council and Media Forum for CAPP.
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Secretariat of the Council of African political Parties

The council looks forward to achieving the objectives set out in its statute this requires joint action all Africans such as hosting seminars and workshops to discuss issues of concern to Africa to achieve economic development, peaceful settlement of constricts and peace and security in Africa .
The Secretariat of C.A.P.P has the honor to give, through the following observations, examples of inter active joint action between the Secretariat and the political Parties.
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Welcome

The Constitutive Conference was convened in Khartoum on 28-29th April 2013 with the participation of 45 political parties from 33 African Countries covering the five region of Africa as follows :-

n Region Countries Parties
1 South 3 3
2 Eastern 10 13
3 Central 5 6
4 Northern 6 12
5 Western 9 11
Total 33 45

 

Decisions of the Constitutive Conference in Khartoum:-

  • Adopted the Statute.
  • Decided that the Headquarters and Permanent Secretariat be in Khartoum –Sudan.
  • Adopted the final communiqué which included the aspirations of the Council and the plan of action.
  • Elected the leadership of the Council as follows :-
  • H.E. Wynter Kabimba – President (Zambia -Southern Region).
  • E. Redwan Hussien – Vice President ( Ethiopia- Eastern Region).
  • E. Ms. Maymona Fall – Vice President (Senegal -Western Region).
  • E. Abdel Hamid si Affif -Vice President (Algeria – Northern Region).
  • E.Dr. Everst Boshab – Vice President (C.D.R of Congo -Central Region).
  • E.Dr.Nafie Ali Nafie – Secretary General – (Sudan – Eastern Region).

 

 

2- The Governing bodies of the Council:-

  • The General Assembly, the Executive Committee, and the Standing Committee.
  • The Council is governed by the Statute adopted in the Constitutive Conference and the internal rules of procedure of the Executive Committee in its meeting in Lusaka in 18- 19th August 2013,and the rules of procedure of the permanent Committee adopted in the meeting of the in 21 – 23rd November 2013 in Ankara- Turkey.
  • The African political parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union to strengthen cooperation in the fields of democracy and the rule of law, mediation and conflict resolution and monitoring elections.
  • The Council of African Political Parties has relations of cooperation with the International Council of Asian political parties (ICAPP), and The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPPAL) participate in their various Activities.

 

Members

Southern Africa:

  • Patriotic Front -Zambia.
  • Democratic Progressive Party- Malawi.
  • Monima Party – Madagascar

West Africa:

  • New Patriotic Party NPP – Ghana.
  • All People’s Congress ARC- Sierra Leon.
  • People’s Democratic Party – Nigeria.
  • Alliance des Force de progress – Sénégal.
  • Party ADMA – Mali.
  • Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD) – Mali
  • Nigerien Party for the Development for an African Federation – Niger.
  • National Movement for the development of the Society – Niger.
  • LOMANA Party – Niger.
  • Union of Forces for Change- Togo.
  • Congress for Democratic Change- Liberia.

 

East Africa:

  • People’s Front for Democracy and Justice – Eritrea.
  • Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Dim. Front – Ethiopia.
  • The National Alliance Party (TNA) –
  • Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) – Uganda.
  • Somalia Islamic party –Somalia.
  • Peace and Equality party –Somalia.
  • Justice Front Party – Comoros.
  • Comoros United National Democratic Party.
  • People’s party for development – Djibouti.
  • Rwandan Patriotic Front – Rwandan.
  • SPLM –South Sudan.
  • SPLM-Democratic Change –South Sudan.
  • NCP –Sudan.

 

Central Africa:

  • mouvement Patriotique de Salut (MPS) – Tchad.
  • People’s Party for Rule Development – Congo (DRC).
  • Congolese Labor Party – Congo Brazzaville.
  • Democratic Party for Equatorial Guinea – Guinea Equatorial.
  • National Council Defense Democracy – Burundi.

North Africa:

  • Freedom and Justice Party –Egypt.
  • Construction and Development party- Egypt.
  • Al- Nahda Party – Tunisia.
  • Justice and Development party –Morocco.
  • Algerian National Liberation Front – Algerian.
  • National Reform Party –
  • Building and Development Party – Libya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council of African Political Parties

The Constitutive Conference was convened in Khartoum on 28-29th April 2013 with the participation of 45 political parties from 33 African Countries covering the five region of Africa as follows :-

n Region Countries Parties
1 South 3 3
2 Eastern 10 13
3 Central 5 6
4 Northern 6 12
5 Western 9 11
Total 33 45

 

Decisions of the Constitutive Conference in Khartoum:-

  • Adopted the Statute.
  • Decided that the Headquarters and Permanent Secretariat be in Khartoum –Sudan.
  • Adopted the final communiqué which included the aspirations of the Council and the plan of action.
  • Elected the leadership of the Council as follows :-
  • E. Wynter Kabimba – President (Zambia -Southern Region).
  • E. Redwan Hussien – Vice President ( Ethiopia- Eastern Region).
  • E. Ms. Maymona Fall – Vice President (Senegal -Western Region).
  • E. Abdel Hamid si Affif -Vice President (Algeria – Northern Region).
  • E.Dr. Everst Boshab – Vice President (C.D.R of Congo -Central Region).
  • E.Dr.Nafie Ali Nafie – Secretary General – (Sudan – Eastern Region).

 

 

2- The Governing bodies of the Council:-

  • The General Assembly, the Executive Committee, and the Standing Committee.
  • The Council is governed by the Statute adopted in the Constitutive Conference and the internal rules of procedure of the Executive Committee in its meeting in Lusaka in 18- 19th August 2013,and the rules of procedure of the permanent Committee adopted in the meeting of the in 21 – 23rd November 2013 in Ankara- Turkey.
  • The African political parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union to strengthen cooperation in the fields of democracy and the rule of law, mediation and conflict resolution and monitoring elections.
  • The Council of African Political Parties has relations of cooperation with the International Council of Asian political parties (ICAPP), and The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPPAL) participate in their various Activities.