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Playing for Peace: Beyond the Big Stage: Football for Peace and Development in Africa

"Following South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, ACCORD's special edition magazine takes a unique look at how football is instrumental in bringing peace, unity and development in Africa."

South Africa: The Next Republic

"The resignation of former president Thabo Mbeki can be seen as the ending of a “First Republic” in democratic South Africa. The liberal left tradition of the governing African National Congress is fading, and the “Second Republic” will be shaped ...

South Africa: The Brazil of Africa

"These notes compare economic and social policy in South Africa with Brazil, as members of the governing African National Congress prepare to elect a new party president. They argue that South Africa has followed a trajectory similar in many respe...

Swaziland's Non-Party Political System and the 2013 Tinkhundla Elections Breaking the SADC impasse?

"The first section of the report provides an overview of the Swazi political landscape, while the second discusses the tinkhundla political model and reflects on the feasibility of the system and its institutions to become potential catalysts for ...

Handbook on Kenya's Electoral Laws and Systems: Highlights of the Electoral Laws and System established by and under the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and other Statutes

"The Handbook on Kenya’s Electoral Laws and System provides timely and invaluable one-stop reference to the electoral reforms recently undertaken in Kenya. By relating to international best practices, Conventions and special interest groups in ele...

EISA Annual Report 2009

"EISA’s interventions for 2009 were undertaken in the context of political developments on the continent. These developments included the realisation that democracy in Africa is still fragile as demonstrated by recent political developments in co...

Zambia Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Elections 20 September 2011

"The Principles for Election Management, Monitoring and Observation (PEMMO) were used as the basis for the election assessment by the EISA mission.At the time of the drafting of this statement, the tabulation and announcement of results were still...

South Africa National and Provincial Elections 22 April 2009

"This report covers the national and provincial elections on 22 April 2009 taking into account the context within which they were organised, and provides a thorough assessment by the mission which includes the findings and analysis of the elector...

Botswana Parliamentary and Local Government Elections 16 October 2009

"This report provides the assessment of the Technical Team of these elections, and includes its observations and analysis regarding pre-election, election and post-election phases. The report also provides the Team’s conclusions and recommendation...

Namibia Presidential and National Assembly Elections 27 and 28 November 2009

"This report has provided a detailed account of the mission’s observation regarding the critical areas of conduct of the 2009 Namibian presidential and National Assembly elections. The overall conclusion of the EISA election observation mission wa...

Voter Registration in Africa A Comparative Analysis

"This publication provides an overview of the various voter registration systems used in Africa. Its aim is to promote the development and awareness of sustainable and cost-effective voter registration models in the future. The knowledge gathere...

Power and Representation at the United Nations: A Critique of Nigeria's Bid for Permanent Seat in the Security Council

"This paper sets for itself the task of assessing Nigeria's bid for a permanent seat at the Security Council. Among other things, the paper examines Nigeria's credentials for the position and also the challenge to Nigeria's aspiration by other int...

Measuring Democracy and ‘Good Governance’ in Africa: A Critique of Assumptions and Methods [Chapter 2]

"In this chapter, I discuss the limits of liberal democracy as well as the assumptions and methods used for measuring democracy and good governance in Africa by international donors and western analysts. I undertake a critique of liberal democracy...

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 7 No 1 Jan-Apr 2011

In this edition, several issues are discussed under the following headlines : Special Brainstorming Session on the 16th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit was designed to generate ideas, advice and assist Nigeria in preapring its position at the AU...

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 2 No 2, Apr - Jun 2006

Several issues are discussed in this edition under the following headings: International Conference on ECOWAS Milestones in Regional Integration. Inter Cultural and Inter Ethnic communication and effective conflict management in the 21st century N...

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 5, Jan-Mar 2006

The headings in this issue are as follows: Presidential Retreat for the Armed Forces, Police and other security agencies. Inauguration of the Council of the NIIA. Conference on Federalism and Ethnicity in Africa. NIIA Seminars:Importance of techno...

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 4, Oct-Dec 2005

"This year’s Founders' Day Lecture entitled “Solid Minerals: As a Strategic Asset for National Development” was delivered by the Honourable Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. (Mrs) Obiageli Ezekwesili. In the well attended lecture, she ...

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 3, Jul-Sept 2005

Several topics are being discussed in this issue. This issue is dedicated to the reforms in the United Nations, the challenges that they face and the reasons given for a permanent seat for Nigeria on the Council. The main headings are as follows:...

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 2, Apr-Jun 2005

The main heading of this issue: NIIA and Chatham House, Renewed Partnership. The history of the establishment of the NIIA was revisited when a delegation from the Royal Institute of International Affairs came calling from April 11-15, 2005. Durin...

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 1 Jan-Mar 2005

"The Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) on International Relations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria organised a retreat on Nigeria's Foreign Policy at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja. The purpose of the retreat was threefold. First...

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