People Power and the Fight Against Corruption

Support OSISA, part of over 25 partners hosting events at the 2014 International Civil Society Week, Under the banner of “Citizen Action, People Power.

Botswana accepts San as indigenous to the Okavango Delta

Botswana accepts San as indigenous to the Okavango Delta

38th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee gave its approval to inscribe the Okavango Delta as Botswana’s second World Heritage Site. 

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

GDP tool and model is macho and masks inequalities – especially gendered inequalities. 

Searching for his soul

Telling heroes tales

Restoring the soul of the Khoi-San

Role of Britain and British extractive companies in Africa

Undermining Africa's wealth

Britain's role in extracting continent's resources

George Soros and other experts discuss how there is great hope for Africa. A youthful population, stronger civil society, greater accountability, and economic growth all point to an Africa that can determine its own future. 

Yet this is only the beginning, not the end, of the struggle for democracy, human rights, and justice for all Africans. There are very real challenges facing Africa today, including widespread corruption, lack of transparency, and poor governance—the latter magnified by the current Ebola crisis.

Oarabile Mosikare | Oct 16th, 2014
Tough elections for Botswana

The October 24 general elections are likely be the most competitive in the history of Botswana. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), 824,073 eligible voters have registered to vote in this year’s elections.

audit report on Mozambican criminal justice system
Comprehensive information on the legal frameworks regulating the criminal justice system as well as a structural and functional analysis of caseflow management and conditions of detention.

Union des Associations Villageoises de Gestion des Réserves de Faune Pendjari re
In a world that is characterised by multiple crises, it is easy to despair. Poverty and inequality is on the rise, biodiversity is being lost at an alarming rate, greenhouse gases are on the rise, and scientists are telling us that something needs to be done.

For the past few decades, the women’s movement in southern Africa has been under scrutiny for having lost its vigor. Back in the 1990s, the movement fought gender inequality in private and public spaces, and many governments listened.

Multiparty democracy swept across Africa in the early 1990s, as single-party states and authoritarian leaders bowed to pressure from outside and within. Activists hoped greater political freedoms and strong institutions would lead to more

In terms of its citizenship clauses, the final draft Zimbabwe constitution published on 25 January 2013 follows almost word for word the language of the July 2012 COPAC draft so the main conclusion from my analysis of the earlier draft unfortunately still stands - that 

The last two weeks accorded me a rare chance to attend two meetings: a leadership training workshop in Lusaka and an AU retreat in Abidjan on the promotion of peace, security and stability in Africa.

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