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Local Autonomy and Citizen Participation in Tanzania: From a Local Government Reform Perspective

"This report analyses data on local autonomy and citizen participation from six councils for the period 2000-2004. The following themes are discussed in this report: (a) good governance (b) accountability and transparency of local leaders to the c...

Local Governance in Tanzania: Observations from Six Councils 2002-2003

"In this study several political and administrative dimensions of governance are discussed. First is the issue of local government autonomy. Here, an attempt was made to answer the question : to what extent are the local authorities free to make p...

Planning in Local Government Authorities in Tanzania : Bottom Up Meets Top Down

"This brief examines the experience of four councils in Tanzania in implementing Opportunities and Obstacles to Development (O&OD), a bottom-up participatory planning methodology for local development. The study found little evidence to date tha...

The Resurgence of Radical Nationalism in the South Atlantic: a working paper

"We here take a closer look at these radical nationalisms and the challenges which they face. For besides being in urgent need of solidarity, their predicament raises universal questions regarding the ways and means of delinking in the course of ...

Strengthening Africa's Governance Architecture: Lessons from Lesotho's First APRM Processes

"The discussion above was intended to review Lesotho’s experience as the twelfth AU country to undergo the APRM process and to draw lessons of benefit for the future. Based on the discussion above, it can be concluded broadly that despite some que...

The Challenges of post-1990 Regional Integration in Africa: Pan-African Parliament

"The paper looks at current efforts to build regional governance institutions in Africa, through post-1990 treaties. For instance, the 1991 Treaty of Abuja (Article 91) and the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU)(Articles 17, 22) provide fo...

Governing regionalism in Africa: Themes and Debates

"Historically, regionalism has advanced only through contested processes where states learn to cede sovereignty over long periods of interactions across a wide range of domains, in particular the functional sphere of economic co-operation. Secondl...

Ako-na-Uche versus Nzogbu-nzogbu: Interrogating the Rupture between Igbo Elite and their Lumpen in Igbo Nationalism

Post-war Igbo ethno-nationalism has witnessed two distinct but interconnected generations. Both of them emerged as a response to the ineffective and objectionable implementation of post-war peace-building initiatives as well as the progressive v...

Time for Ethiopia to Bargain with Sidama over Statehood

Leaders of the Sidama people in southern Ethiopia have threatened to unilaterally declare their own regional state within Ethiopia’s federation on 18 July 2019. Each of the country’s ethnic groups is constitutionally entitled to a vote on formin...

Africa and External Actors

In August 2016, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, brought together about 30 key scholars, policymakers, and civil society activists to assess bilateral and multilateral relations between Africa’s traditional and n...

Stabilising Sudan: Domestic, Sub-Regional and Extra Regional Challenges

After Sudan – Africa’s geographically largest country – emerged from the continent’s longest civil war in 2005 with the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) by the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SP...

Annual Meles Zenawi lecture : Reflections on Late President Kwame Nkrumah’s Pan Africanism Legacy

In this document, Mr Ali A. Mufuruki, Chairman and CEO of 
Infotech Investment Group, addressed distinguished guests at a Forum held in Nigeria. The focus of his lecture was to reflect on Kwame Nkrumah's Pan Africanism credential and legacy. In th...

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