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Peace and Security Council Report Issue No.119

The first article is titled: Why African citizens were shocked by the pictures from Sochi. It discusses the images of African officials in Russia testing and gazing at sophisticated weapons, with visible exhilaration, which have been circulating ...

Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Enhanced Resilience in Southern Africa: Synthesis Report

Despite the climate change commitments made under the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015, the world will continue to experience negative climate impacts. As such, pre-emptive adaptation planning is necessary to build and sustain countries’ social, e...

Fiscal Incidence in Tanzania: Commitment to Equity

One of the functions of government is to redistribute resources, especially to the most disadvantaged members of society. While there is considerable disagreement over both the extent and the means to effect such redistribution, most people agree ...

African States at the UN Human Rights Council in 2017

This report examines the actions of African countries on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) during 2017. The African Group occupies 13 seats on the HRC. Using Freedom House’s measure, only four of the African members of the HRC in 2017 were ‘free...

Migration, Peace and Security: What Role for CSOs? Outcomes Report

On 9-10 October 2019, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), and the Gorée Institute jointly organized a two-day multi-stakeholder dialogue on the the...

The China-Zimbabwe Relations: Impact on Debt and Development in ZImbabwe

Africa has major development aspirations in the broader context of a global and continental economic development agenda. This calls for substantial financial resources at a time when the global development finance landscape is changing, from a m...

Recommendation Submitted by AFRODAD to the Independent Experts Meeting on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

PPPs are increasingly promoted as a way to finance development projects and as a new way to entice the private sector to finance public projects. Following the FFD conference in Addis Ababa in 2015, there has been an increased urgency by many Af...

Despite Concerns about Electoral Commission and Conflict, Mauritians Value Open Elections

During the first weekend of October, the Mauritian prime minister dissolved Parliament and called a general election for November 7 – a surprise announcement that left both the electoral commission and political parties scrambling. The current gov...

Nurturing the Seeds of Growth: Analysis of the 2020 National Budget

The 2020 Budget seeks to position Zambia for growth through stimulation of the domestic economy. It articulates a range of macroeconomic, fiscal and debt management, sectoral growth, climate change and social sector policies, strategies and interv...

Sudanese Voice Support for Elections, Accountability, Limits on Presidential Powers

Now that sustained popular protests have ended former President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule and achieved a power-sharing agreement among the military, civilian representatives, and protest groups, Sudan confronts the opportunities and poten...

Le Japon et le Maghreb / Japan and the Maghreb

Japan's relations with the Maghreb are fuelled by very diversified, uneven, vested interests in countries and societies that are of interest only to Japan, but whose importance is reinforced by their linkages with the African and Middle Eastern ne...

Rethinking the Medical Brain Drain Narrative

Concerns about the negative impact of the “brain drain” of health professionals from Africa have led to a dominant narrative in which those who migrate are a permanent, and costly, loss to the country of origin and a permanent, and valuable, gain ...

Les Togolais ne Sont pas Satisfaits de la Performance du Gouvernement en Éducation / Togolese are not Satisfied with the Government's Performance in Education

Togo has made considerable progress in the field of education and the promotion of youth. At the early childhood level, the pre-school enrolment rate for 4-5 year-olds increased from 15.8% to 37.2% from 2013 to 2017. The net enrolment rate also ...

Gambians with Clear Message to Government: Focus on Service Delivery

Efficient and effective public service delivery is a necessity for citizens’ well-being. However, in Africa, access to quality public services remains a challenge. According to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (2018), “the average African public service ...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue No.44

The first article is titled: Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Investment. Total transaction at the national bourse increased by 15.95 percent from Naira 121.9 billion in August 2019 to Naira 141.45 billion in September 2019. The increase in total tr...

Déjà Vu: Preventing Another Collapse in South Sudan

South Sudan is not yet ready for a unity government. The security arrangements remain contested, both in Juba and outside. The parties have not agreed upon the number of states, leaving local power-sharing and boundaries disputes in limbo. Amid th...

Getting a Grip on Central Sahel’s Gold Rush

In the central Sahelian countries of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, armed groups have seized gold mining sites since 2016 in areas where the state is weak or absent. Artisanal gold mining has boomed since the 2012 discovery of a Saharan vein stretc...

Reparative Justice: An Afterthought in Accountability for International Crime

African states are on the back foot when it comes to redressing victims of international crime. Serious challenges have arisen as to how international institutions and states should address victims’ concerns. Reparations for the millions of victim...

Redressing Victims: Lessons from Reparative Justice Frameworks

Reparations for the millions of victims in post-conflict African states have at best been an after thought in criminal accountability processes; and at worst, a tool used for political mileage, often around elections. Where implemented at the inte...

Marine and Coastal EbA for Enhanced Resilience in Southern Africa: Country Review: Seychelles

The Seychelles islands lie to the north-east of Madagascar, about 1 800km east of coastal Kenya. Most of the islands that make up the Seychelles are small, isolated and uninhabited, with the majority of the population living on the two main island...

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