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To Save Darfur

The international strategy for dealing with the Darfur crisis primarily through the small (7,000 troops) African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) is at a dead end. AMIS credibility is at an all-time low, with the ceasefire it could never monitor proper…

The Swamps of Insurgency: Nigeria’s Delta Unrest

A potent cocktail of poverty, crime and corruption is fuelling a militant threat to Nigeria’s reliability as a major oil producer. Since January 2006, fighters from a new group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), have fough…

Zimbabwe: An End to the Stalemate

After years of political deadlock and continued economic and humanitarian decline, a realistic chance has at last begun to appear in the past few months to resolve the Zimbabwe crisis, by retirement of President Robert Mugabe, a power-sharing transi…

Zimbabwe: An Opposition Strategy

The risk of an explosion that could cost thousands of lives in the country and shatter the stability of Southern Africa is growing in Zimbabwe. Political reform is blocked, and virtually every economic indicator continues to trend downward. Inflatio…

Zimbabwe: A Regional Solution?

Six months before scheduled elections, Zimbabwe is closer than ever to complete collapse. Inflation is between 7,600 per cent (government figures) and 13,000 per cent (independent estimates). Four out of five of the country’s twelve million people l…

Zimbabwe’s Continuing Self-Destruction

With scheduled presidential elections less than eighteen months away, Zimbabwe faces the prospect of greater insecurity and violence. The economy’s free fall has deepened public anger, and the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (…

Social Perception Survey on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons Rights in Nigeria

The Initiative for Equal Rights commissioned Vivid Rain to conduct a social perception survey to understand how Nigerians view lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights issues. This poll, which is the fourth in the biennial series, was conducted…

Under Invested: The Caribbean-African Relationship

Caribbean and African ties run deep. They are based on a shared history, culture, and sense of a common identity forged by the slave trade which forcibly relocated more than 10 million Africans to the New World, in the process, creating large centre…

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’ …

Despite Freedoms seen as Growing, Tunisians Show Limited Citizen Engagement

Tunisia has been a model of successful democratic transition in the Arab world since its revolution in 2011. While Libya, Yemen, and Syria have descended into civil war, Egypt and Bahrain into repression and authoritarianism, Tunisia is the only Ar…

National Consultation on the CSO Enabling Environment: National Assessment Report : Summary of Proceedings

The enabling environment for civil society is informed not just by laws and regulations but by the entire framework of the economy, the people, their political ideology, their cultures, their religious beliefs, and their societal set ups. A sustaina…

Social Perception Survey on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Rights

The information which was disclosed in this report, was gathered from a survey which measured Nigerians perception on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Nigerians. The NOI Polls commissioned by TIERS conducted a nationwide trended poll on a)the perceptions…

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