Civil Society

By IAfrica
In Article
Apr 17th, 2014
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By Dong Samuel Luak Many people in South Sudan are asking, how long did it take President Salva Kiir to plan all this tragedy befalling our young country now? Recruitment, training and arming the private army in Luri around Juba. Dismissing the whole cabinet, agreeing with Ugandan forces to intervene...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Mar 10th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam “As I look around the EITI implementing countries, I do not accept that the situation for civil society in Ethiopia is worse than a great many of them.” That was the didactic pronouncement of Ms. Claire Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 24th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam The regime in Ethiopia is making a desperate second run to bring international respectability to its corrupt mining sector by re-applying for admission as an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) candidate. According to Anthony Richter, Chairman of the Board of th...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Feb 10th, 2014
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by Olanrewaju Suraju The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has requested for the Nigerian Senate under Freedom of Information Act, 2011, to make available to them a breakdown of the National Assembly’s newly budgeted =N=150 billion for the year 2014. The anti-corruption coalition in a ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2013
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By John Githongo opinion The general election has been concluded and a winner declared. Congratulations are in order to all the winners and all contestants. The process was far from perfect. A friend marvelled grimly last week: “You mean in the space of one month we can lose both the IEBC and t...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 21st, 2013
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Ethiopian authorities have banned three civic organisations, accusing the NGOs of engaging in activities that break 2009’s Charities and Societies Proclamation law. The Ethiopian government alleged that the three NGOs were banned as a result of conducting “illegal religious activities” contrary to th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 31st, 2013
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By John A. Akec “A pound improvement in governance leads to a tenfold increase in prosperity” – Author’s personal conviction BACKGROUND INTRODUCTION This is the second and final part of the article which I published recently under the same title. The central theme of the first part of the...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 17th, 2013
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Kenyan voters will today nominate people for political positions including those of MPs, governors and senators. This comes ahead of elections in March. Security has been heightened across the country ahead of the nominations, especially in areas that have been identified as hotspots. The Inspector G...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 14th, 2013
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Nigeria Ripe for e-Voting – ACN By Abbas Jimoh,Daily Trust The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) yesterday urged the National Assembly to immediately amend Section 52 sub-section 2 of the Electoral Act which bans the use of electronic voting called on the Federal Government to provide the Indepe...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 12th, 2012
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Washington — “The U.S. government is committed to working with Ethiopia — both the government and the people — to strengthen respect for democracy and human rights,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Karen J. Hanrahan said October 9. Spe...