Sur le chemin du plaidoyer pour la proposition de loi relative à l'Accès à l'Inf

Sur le chemin du plaidoyer pour la proposition de loi relative à l'Accès à l'Information en RDC

By Henri Christin

Le plaidoyer pour la loi relative à l'accès à l'information en RDC qui a commencé depuis 2009 n'a vu ses premiers résultats qu'en Octobre 2015 avec le vote de cette loi à la chambre haute (Sénat) du Parlement. C'est fut un long combat des combattants.

Can Botswana’s Democracy carry Spirit of the Kalahari?

Can Botswana’s democracy carry spirit of the Kalahari?

By Delme Cupido

Botswana has long been hailed as a ‘miracle’ of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. In the last ten years however, this gilded reputation earned during 1970’s and 1980’s which reflected high economic growth levels and political stability, has lost much of its lustre.

Tanzania 2015 Elections: Failure is not an Option

By Ozias Tungwarara

In many instances election management resembles crises management. This is simply because of the huge significance of elections as access to national resources and power; the personalization of state powers by elected officials and the reluctance of politicians to play by the rules.

Regional Conference on Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Tra

Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

By Thabileng Mothabi

The conference brought together over 50 participants representing academia, civil society organisations, and representatives of regional economic communities. What emerged during the two-day discussions was that there is a huge leadership deficit in the region as a key enabler for a democratic developmental state.

Response to “I am not your daughter!”

Response to “I am not your daughter!”

By Thoko Chilenga

In this article, I agree with Nyanungo’s perspective by challenging cultural expectations and their sometimes contradictory actions; examining the imbalance between the disciplinarian and caring roles that cultural mothers have.

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The video offers insight into the issues faced by the San in Botswana and introduces the Khwedom Council.


Ntokozo Dlamini | 24 August 2016

OSISA was honoured with an award from the World Palliative Care Association and the African Palliative Care Association recognising its role and continued support for palliative care in the region. The award was presented during the opening reception of the 5th International Palliative Care Conference in Kampala, Uganda hosted by the Hon. Minister of Health, Dr Aceng Jane Ruth.

The Doma, a people forsaken
Velaphi Mamba

While Zimbabwe continues to slide into socio-economic catastrophe, largely perceived as man-made, all the attention is on the current upheavals sparked by the spectacular 

ZEIC Launches Citizens Pre-Election Report
Dorothy Brislin
A pre-election report providing a comprehensive view of events and activities in the run-up to the elections. In this report offered to key stakeholders and the electorate, ZEIC notes a number of key issues that may be determining factors in the delivery of a free fair and
Inclusive Education to Children and Youth in Zimbabwe
Velaphi Mamba

With this pilot, OSISA and World Education/Bantwana are providing a second chance to secondary school aged children who had fallen out of school, while expanding opportunities for children with disabilities.

Thabileng Mothabi

Civil society voices have been few and far between, and at best, incoherent in debunking what this means at national and regional levels. It offers an opportunity to mobilise the public and inspire social movements to call (and hold) political office bearers to account.

lack of transparency in the sale of Freeport (TFM) shares to China Molybdenum
George Mukundi

The opacity surrounding the sale of Freeport-McMoran shares into Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) to China Molybdenum has raised serious concerns from the population. With an annual production of more than 200,000 tons of copper, TFM stands as the biggest mining company in

Batwa leader meets with UN to prevent Genocide
Delme Cupido
This is an historic moment, in which the first African indigenous leader will meet with the Special Advisor to present data collected by indigenous peoples themselves, on trends in serious crimes and violence against indigenous peoples in the Kivu District. 

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