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Capacity Building and Training for Peace Operations and Conflict Resolution in East Africa

"In East Africa there are five important regional actors involved in peace and conflict management: the AU, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the East African Community (EAC), The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa …

Conflict Trends Issue 4 2013

In ‘Africa’s Concept of Unconstitutional Change of Government – How Appropriate?’ Egypt is the latest example of the African Union’s (AU) decision to declare events as an “unconstitutional change of government”, and to suspend Egypt’s AU membership …

Rural Youth Entrepreneurs in East Africa: A view from Uganda and Kenya

"This report is intended to document the rural youth entrepreneurship situation in East Africa, the Ugandan and Kenyan contexts in particular, looking at why rural youth engage in entrepreneurship and what benefits arise there from. The report explo…

Marriage Between Realism and Liberalism in Uganda

"The field of international relations has various interesting theories that define the interaction of countries in the world arena. Among other theories realism and liberalism are the two major theories. According to these theories, there are differ…

The New Africa Initiative Working for Synergy

"The New Africa Initiative (NAI) was initiated in July 1996 in Uganda with the support of the Nairobi-based Ford Foundation's Governance and Civil Society Program for Eastern Africa. The idea was to advance mutually beneficial interaction among ke…

Conservation and Sustainable Development Linking Practice and Policy in Eastern Africa

"Our development depends on nature, and if development in our region is to proceed it must be based on sustainable management of the ecosystems that support life. Although this simple fact is well accepted, achieving sustainable development in pract…

ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction: Empirical Evidence from East and Southern Africa

"The research reported in this volume was undertaken at a time when the poor were starting to take part in the information society through the usage of ICTs. Current stories were and still are encountered in the press every day on how the mobile pho…

The Biggest Fish in the Sea? Dynamic Kenyan Labour Migration in the East African Community

"This study assesses the Kenyan policy and institutional framework concerning South–South labour migration with particular focus on the East African Community (EAC) countries. It focuses mainly on one particular policy instrument, the East African …

South Sudan: A Civil War by Any Other Name

"The conflict that broke out on 15 December 2013 was decades in the making. The speed with which the SPLM and SPLA collapsed reveals the ephemeral nature of the “big tent” policy. The transition to more broadly representative political and military …

Needs Assessment Seminar on Migration and Development Challenges in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA)

"This paper provides an overview of the key issues in migration and development. It identifies, defines and provides relevant instances of four main issues in the migration-development debate: (i) brain drain and brain circulation; (ii) migrant remi…

Future Oil Revenues and Political Dynamics in West and East Africa: A Slippery Slope

The paper begins with an overview of the economic geography of projected oil dependence in Africa, concentrated in the Gulf of Guinea and the Rift Valley respectively. Secondly, it briefly reviews the literature that attempts to understand why oil…

Public Accounts Committees in Eastern Africa: A Comparative Analysis with a Focus on Tanzania

One of the standing committees of the Parliament of Tanzania — the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)— is an important institution for overseeing the implementation of the national budget and the expenditure of public monies. Properly functioning, the …

Why Wait Until the Next Food Crisis? Improving Food Reserve Strategies in East Africa

The importance of African countries holding food reserves for promoting food security and price stability is highlighted in this report. The food reserves policies of three countries in East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are analysed showing…

A Comparative Analysis of Laws & Institutional Regimes on Public Expenditure Accountability in East Africa

In this study the main aim was to examine the extent to which the existing legal and institutional framework in the four East African countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania incorporates the notion of accountability in…

Taping Export Opportunities for Horticulture Products in Tanzania : Do We Have Supporting Policies and Institutional Frameworks?

This study therefore focuses on assessing the export potential for four major categories of horticultural crops namely fresh vegetables, flowers, fruits and spices. The main objective is to present a synopsis of the status of the export sub-sector o…

The Effect of Livelihoods Programs on Care Giving Roles in Households affected by HIV and AIDS

Some of the recommendations in this report are as follows: there is a need to increase the focus on advocacy for governments to ensure that all communities access their rights and entitlements for HIV prevention and AIDS treatment and care services…

Ethiopia's Regional Diplomacies: A Dominant Interpretation of the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia has a long diplomatic history and extensive experience in foreign relations.Previous Ethiopian regimes, particularly Mengistu’s military regime, externalised almost all the country’s problems by focusing on building military defence capabi…

Multilateral Economic Development Efforts in Sub Saharan Africa

One can divide the world fairly easily into areas of wealth and poverty. In recent decades – there has been a concerted attempt by wealthier nations to assist poorer nations in becoming more prosperous. Starting with the Bretton Woods institutions…

Toward a Regional Policy on GMO Crops among COMESA/ASARECA Countries / Vers une politique régionale sur les cultures OGM dans les pays du COMESA/ASARECA

"Since 1995, genetically modified (GM) varieties of agricultural crops have been planted commercially and consumed widely in a growing number of countries. As of 2005, some 8.5 million farmers around the world were planting GMO crops. Over a total …

Striking a Balance between Community Norms and Human Rights: The Continuing Struggle of the East African Court of Justice

The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) finds itself in a difficult position, which this article exposes to a certain extent. The Court is barred as such from deciding on matters being faced with, that contains human rights allegations. The EACJ …

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