African political parties join hands to tackle key challenges

Meetings of the General Assembly of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP) kicked off Tuesday in Sudanese capital Khartoum with participations from over 40 African countries.
Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, Sudanese Presidential Assistant and Deputy Chairman of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), said at the opening session that the CAPP’s general assembly represents an all-inclusive body for all African people as the parties constitute one of the most important civil society organizations.
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“We reiterate permanent support for the unity, stability and security of the African continent as well as the strong ties among the African governments and peoples,” he noted.
CAPP President Davies Chama reiterated the importance of uniting all the political entities in Africa to face the current political and economic challenges.
“We need to rally to achieve, not only political and economical emancipation, but also peace and prosperity in our ever changing and complex environment,” he said.
The meetings of the general assembly is convened by the CAPP in cooperation with Sudan’s ruling NCP, under the patronage of the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
The meetings are to discuss establishment of an economic council, an information forum and joining a climate and environment alliance, particularly after the CAPP has built strong partnerships with the Asian and Latin continents to stable world political relations and boost the democratic process. Endit

Africa: Prof. Omer to Address CAPP General Assembly Meeting

Khartoum — Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer will address, Tuesday , meeting of General Assembly of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP) in its second convocation
The meeting , which will be held under the theme” Towards United and Prosperous Africa.” will held under the auspices of President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir.
The CAPP Chairperson said in press conference at Salam Rotana Hotel, Sunday, that the meeting will discuss performanc3e of the Council during the years(2012-2013, 2013-20-14, review of the Council statute, effectiveness , and possibility of widening the participation.
Chairperson of the Women Wing at the Council , Professor Mrs Ramatu Tijani Aliyu affirmed her keenness to find opportunities on capacity building for African women, referring to visit she paid to China recently in this connection.

DRAFT STSTEMENT OF H.E. DAVIES CHAMA PRESIDENT OF CAPP TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

H.E Speaker of the National Assembly
Excellences Ministers and Ambassadors representing African Countries in Sudan
Excellences heads of delegation of African Political Parties and delegates
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is indeed, my rare honor and privilege to address this second meeting General Assembly of CAPP.
I would like, on the outset, to express, on my own behalf and on behalf of all delegates represented here our thanks and gratitude for our host, the National Congress party, the government and the people of Sudan for their sacrifice and warm welcome and hospitality they have always accorded to us and once more accepting the host this General Assembly.
Excellences,
Dear Guests,
Dear Sisters and brothers of this conference,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I wish to report that in the past three years since its inception in April 2013, the Council of African Political Parties has managed successfully to overcome some of its initial hurdles. We set up an effective General Secretariat that regularly implemented our plans, held meetings of bodies of CAPP and successfully established the Youth and Women Wings of the Council.
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Tentative agenda of the meetings of the standing committee

Saturday 26th March 2016: arrival of H.E the president and members of
the committee.
Sunday 27th March 2016: at Hotel Rotana
Ist Meeting 9:00 am .
Report for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. 9:00 – 10:30 am
Review and adoption of the amendments 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
to the Statute.
Coffee break 12:30 – 13:00 pm
Second meeting to discuss the following:
Paper on co-operation with UNESCO 15 minutes
Concept paper on Economic Council 30 minutes
Media Forum 30 minutes
Paper on the Alliance of Climate and environment 10 minutes.
Lunch Break 14:30 – 17:00 pm.
Third meeting : 17:00 – 18:30 pm
Paper on challenges facing the developing and 17:00 – 18:00 pm
performance of the Council
Plan of Action for 2016 18:00 – 18:30 pm.

Tentative agenda of the lst meeting of the General Assembly

Sunday 27th March 2016: arrival of the delegations.
Tuesday 29th March 2016: Meetings of the General Assembly of CAPP at Hotel Rotana – 9:00 am.
Inaugural session of the General Assembly 10:00 -11:15 am
Recitation from the Quran 5 minutes
Statement of H.E the President of CAPP 10 minutes
– President of the General Assembly.
Statement by the host Party (NCP) 10 minutes
Statement of H.E the Representative of ICAPP 10 minutes
Statement of H.E the Representative of COPPPAL 10 minutes
Statement of H.E the Representative of AU 10 minutes
Statement of H.E the Guest of honor 10 minutes
Sudanese music 10 minutes
Second session:
Paper on challenges facing the developing and 16:00 – 16:40 pm
performance of the Council
Plan of Action for 2016 16:40 – 17:20 pm
Adoption of the Communiqué 17:20 – 18:00 pm
Closing session 18:00 – 19:00 pm
The final Communiqué 18:00- 18:15 pm.
Statement by the host party 18:15 – 18:30 pm
Word of thanks 18:30 – 18:40 pm
Sudanese music 18:40 – 19:00 pm

A lecture by the African Union on the” 2016 year of human rights in Africa with emphasis on women rights” – in Police Club Hall at 19:30 pm .

Tentative agenda of the meetings of the Executive committee

Sunday 27th March 2016: arrival of the members of Executive committee
Monday 28th March 2016: at Hotel Rotana .
lst session 9:00 am .
Presentation of the report of 9:00 – 9:30 am
the years 2013,2014 and 2015 by
the secretary General.
Discussion of the report. 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Presentation and discussion of the 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
amendments to the statute.
Coffee break 12:30 – 13:00 pm
Second meeting to discuss the following:
Cooperation with UNESCO 10 minutes
Proposed Economic Council 20 minutes
Proposed Media Forum 20 minutes
Proposal to join the alliance of 10 minutes
climate and environment .
Lunch Break 14:00 – 17:00 pm.
Second session
Discussion on :-
Paper on challenges facing the developing and 17:00 – 18:00 pm
performance of the Council
Plan of Action for 2016 18:00 – 18:30 pm
Dinner 18:30 pm.