Law & Governance

The many ways of Judging governance

HE MANY WAYS OF JUDGING GOVERNANCE Governance can sometimes be good for people and sometimes it can harm them. There are lots of different ways people can judge whether governance is good or bad. One of the ways people can judge whether governance is good is by thinking about how

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What does the modern African Union stand for?

The modern African Union (AU) was established in 2002 as a successor to the older ‘Organisation of African Unity’ (OAU). The AU is an ‘intergovernmental organisation’ – that is, an organisation composed of countries. Every country on the continent of Africa is a member of the AU. WHAT ARE ITS

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Maasai land rights and wildlife conservation

Recently, there has been much discussion around the Maasai and the land they live on. Pressure from wildlife groups has led to the government creating larger nature reserves. In doing so, many Maasai people are being forced from their traditional homes. It has led to much talk over whether it

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Food insecurity and how we can stop it

Food security refers to the access that people have to food sources, or their ability to use these food sources. It is the availability of adequate food supplies in the entire world or a region, and usually looks into the supply of food that exists. Food security exists when all

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Business vs. environment – what we can learn from the Serengeti road

There have been long ongoing battles between the Tanzania government and African conservationists over the creation of a highway through Serengeti National Park. Previous proposals were stopped by public protest. However, construction has begun on the Arusha-Musoma highway that cuts directly through the reserve. This has been very controversial. Led

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Transparency and tackling corruption

THE NATURE OF CORRUPTION Corruption across Africa takes place in many forms. In any case, whether it is bribery on a small scale or top-level political embezzlement (theft of public funds), corruption serves to the detriment of all societies in which it happens. Bribery is exceptionally common across the African

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