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|25 April 2013||
Things are definitely changing in Angola – slowly, perhaps, but surely. After an unprecedented invitation from the government, the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navi...
|04 February 2013||
Human Rights Watch has released its World Report for 2013, which contains a highly critical chapter on the situation in Angola. From flawed elections to violent crackdowns on peaceful protests and protestors, from the on-going lack of media freedom to brutal intimidation of human rights defenders, the chapter highlights...
|10 May 2012||
If anyone was wondering why the security sector in Zimbabwe needs urgent reform, they just need to read the latest comments by a high-ranking military officer in support of President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party.
“As soldiers, we will never be apologetic for supporting ZANU-PF because it is the only political...
|01 February 2012||
After struggling for years to see justice done, the survivors of the infamous Kilwa massacre in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2004 have been dealt a severe blow by the Quebec Court of Appeal, which ruled that their case against Anvil Mining could not be heard in Canada - overturning an earlier ruling by the Quebec Superior Court...
|03 February 2012||
Organised by the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) at the Africa University and OSISA, this renowned course in public policy, governance and civil society is designed to provide basic fundamentals of public policy analysis to practitioners working in civil society organisations, public service and the private sector....
|19 October 2011||
It is less than two months until crucial presidential and parliamentary elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on November 28th and there are growing concerns about the actions of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) – and serious doubts about whether credible, transparent and democratic...
|10 October 2011||
The latest news about the US conflict minerals law is that California State has become the first state in the United State to pass its own conflict minerals legislation. This legislation mirrors Section 1502 of the national legislation, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (simply referred...
|28 October 2012||
There has been an international outcry at last week’s attempted assassination of Dr Denis Mukwege at his home in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A world-renowned surgeon, Mukwege is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital, where he and his staff have helped to treat over 30,000 survivors of...
|21 January 2013||
140 CSOs call on new AU Chair to work with ICC
With the African Union (AU) Heads of State Summit getting underway next week in Ethiopia, many people will be eagerly watching how newly elected AU...
|17 May 2013||
In an impressive show of strength, civil society groups from more than 30 African countries have called on African Union (AU) member countries to ensure that the AU promotes justice for grave international crimes
In a letter to the foreign ministers of African Union...