Law & Governance

ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN GOOD GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

Introduction/ What is civil society? One cannot imagine a democratic dispensation today without the critical role that civil society organizations play. Sometimes referred to as the “third sector”, civil society organizations emerged as non–state movements that subjected governments to scrutiny. It has since then developed also to become a collaborator

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Women’s Empowerment in Rwanda

Rwanda is a leading light in the journey towards women’s empowerment. The country has the highest proportion of women in parliament globally and has high levels of female education and employment. However, there are still areas where progress needs to be made.   The History   The journey towards women’s

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Who is the new Director-General of the WTO?

Introduction On the 15th February 2021, the General Council of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) selected as the organisation’s seventh Director-General. When she took office on 1st March 2021, Dr Okonjo-Iweala became the first woman and the first African to hold this position. What is the WTO? The WTO is

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Shaping Senegal’s Future: Protests and ‘Generation Z’

  Senegal is considered a model democracy and an area of prolonged stability, particularly since the ceasefire of  conflict in southern Casamance in 2014. However, protestors have recently taken to the streets of Dakar and this continues to spread outward through the country.  Who is protesting and for what cause?

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Reporter’s house burnt in Niger’s election protests : what does this show about Niger’s political system?

Introduction – What Happened?    The house of Moussa Kaka, a correspondent on , was set on fire on Wednesday 24th February. Moussa Kaka was targeted because of his job as a journalist. We do not know who exactly burned down Moussa Kaka’s house, but it happened as a result

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Why is Somalia taking so long to hold its elections?

Somalis should have elected a new parliament and president by now.  expired in December 2020 and the president’s in February 2021. But to the people’s frustration, elections have not followed. To understand why, let’s try to make sense of the complex Somali political situation. A Background of Violence Until 1991,

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What Is Sexual And Gender Based Violence – And What Can We Do To End It?

What is Sexual and Gender Based Violence? According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is, “physical and emotional violence—in the form of force, , threats, and deception – against another because of their sex or gender”. Many victims and survivors of SGBV are

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