Law & Governance

Why Is An Independent Media Important?

(Listen to this article on the Sky Alpha Breakfast Show) Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. The freedom of expression allows us to say, write, and post online whatever we want to say. This is only limited by laws which balance everyone’s interests. These laws include restrictions on

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Gacaca Courts during the Rwandan Genocide

The Rwandan genocide was a mass slaughter of the Tutsi ethnic group during the Rwandan Civil War, by members of the Hutu ethnic group,  who controlled the government in 1994. The government formed after the war needed to bring justice for the crimes committed against the Tutsi in order to

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Africa’s unrecognised territories 

Across the continent of Africa, there are several unrecognised states which have declared independence from the countries in which they are legally situated. Some unrecognised territories have recently declared independence; others have been an unrecognised state for several decades. WHAT IS AN UNRECOGNISED STATE? An unrecognised state is a region

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How are laws passed?

WHAT IS A LAW? A country’s legal system is made up of individual laws which are generally rules set and enforced by the government. Failing to follow the law in a country will often lead to penalties, such as a fine or arrest. Laws are made in slightly different ways

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What is the East African Federation

The East African Federation is a proposal to bring the six countries of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) into a political union. The project has been repeatedly delayed, due to problems of political will. In 2018, the EAC formed a twelve-member Committee of

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