Tag Archives: Africa

The post-electoral impasse in the Gambia

TweetDjibril Balde with Kristof Orlans A week after accepting defeat in the Gambia’s 1 December polls, President Yahya Jammeh, in an extraordinary volte-face, rejected the results of the presidential election and ordered soldiers to take control of the Independent Electoral Commission … Continue reading

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Gambia: elections in a climate of fear and impunity

TweetOn 1 December 2016, Gambians will go to the polls to elect a president with the likely scenario being the incumbent, President Yahya Jammeh will be re-elected for a fifth time. Twenty-two years ago, Jammeh was a young army officer … Continue reading

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Dadaab: Security is not only a concern for the Kenyan government

Tweet Refugees in Dadaab boarding buses to return to South Central Somalia, August 2016 In May 2016, the government of Kenya announced its plans to close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, by the end of this month, November. The … Continue reading

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Peacekeeping missions, the protection of civilians and the impact on their future

TweetAfter thirteen years in the country the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), deployed at the end of the country’s civil war in 2003, is preparing to leave the country and hand over full responsibility for security back to Liberia’s … Continue reading

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In Ethiopia’s Gambella region, refugee encampment policies meet a complex reality on the ground

TweetSince the outbreak of civil war in December 2013, more than 600,000 South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring countries. More than 226,000 of them have made their way to Ethiopia, contributing to the country overtaking Kenya as the country hosting … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers and refugees seek protection in Senegal

TweetOn the occasion of World Refugee Day, the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) would like to draw the attention of the authorities and Senegalese public opinion to the situation of refugees. Senegal has signed and ratified international and regional conventions … Continue reading

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In Ituri, A Quiet Wait for the Verdict on Ngudjolo

TweetThis commentary written by Olivia Bueno at the International Refugee Rights Initiative in consultation with Congolese activists was initially published on the Trial of Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui blog run by the Open Society Justice Initiative. The views … Continue reading

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International justice for sale?

TweetDismas Nkunda In October last year when the late President of Malawi, Bingu Wa Mutharika, invited indicted Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir for the Comesa summit in Malawi, the world was in an uproar. The reason was simple. Malawi was … Continue reading

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Justice matters in Africa

TweetJustice matters in Africa? What forms of justice meaningfully transform communities, societies and states? What does justice look like for those living with injustice? What does justice look like for a refugee who has been exiled for decades and feels … Continue reading

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