PAP pushes for African Charter

Eyewitness News The Pan African Parliament is pushing African countries to ratify a charter that will bring a new order of governance to the continent. The African Union already red cards unconstitutional changes of government but this measure will bring Africa in line with most progressive countries in the world.

In 2007 AU leaders adopted the African Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance. It places security forces under civilian control and commits countries to have regular transparent elections controlled by independent bodies.

Friday’s PAP dialogue in Kampala heard that 36 countries have signed this charter but only five have made it part of their domestic law.

The Pap has launched a campaign to get the 15 ratifications required to bring the charter into force as an AU Treaty by next year.

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