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Democratic Republic of Congo: tense electoral process

TweetThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is still without an electoral calendar, despite the fact that presidential elections are supposed to be held this year. As a result, the political climate is tense, compounded by the uncertainty of who will … Continue reading

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The Burundi crisis and the risk of regionalisation

TweetThis blog first appeared on the blog site of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICR2P) Much hope was pinned to the summit of East African Community (EAC) heads of state on 31 May in Dar es Salaam to discuss the situation … Continue reading

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Tough times in Uganda: but Mr. President, please don’t cut the defence budget!

TweetOn one of the social networks I subscribe to there was this posting: “Many States in the world have corrupt officials. In Uganda, the corrupt have a State.”  Who wouldn’t understand this given the amount of money meant for poor … Continue reading

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Where is justice in Guinea Conakry?

TweetSince Guinea gained independence in 1958, the country has been governed by a string of dictatorships. Discrimination along ethnic lines has resulted in massive human rights violations, killings, extrajudicial executions and disappearances. To date, these acts that have been committed … Continue reading

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Appointment of two Somali women in key ministerial posts must not mask the massive day to day persecution of women in Somalia

TweetHala Alkarib On 4th November 2012, the new Somali Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon, announced the composition of his first cabinet with two women appointed as part of the 10 member cabinet. Of particular note, Fowsiyo Yusuf Hajji Aden was … Continue reading

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What the death of Meles Zenawi could mean

TweetLong serving Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been confirmed dead. Meles, aged 57, had not been seen in public for two months, and had been reported to have been sick in a hospital in Brussels. His death follows a … Continue reading

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