Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Access to Parliament is a right not a privelege 

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      5th April 2011 WHILE Parliament has many failings, its committees have always been open to the public. Yet it is easy to forget that the right the public has to... 

Progress and barriers in workplace HIV & AIDS testing: Intra-organisational stigma as a barrier to presentation for counselling and testing

By: In On Africa IOA     31st March 2011 Internationally, the drive to scale up HIV & AIDS testing and increase the number of people who know their serostatus has gained increasing... 

Academia versus activism: South African feminist debates since 1990

By: In On Africa IOA     30th March 2011 Feminist movements have long debated the effectiveness of academic conferences and writing versus the need for immediate political action.(2) This... 

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Manuel – Follow-up

By: Denis Worrall     30th March 2011 No Insight has generated quite as strong a reaction – I’m pleased to say overwhelmingly positive – as the last one “Manuel’s Choice”. And nothing... 

Burundi after the 2010 elections: A downhill slope for the fragile state (?)

By: In On Africa IOA     29th March 2011 According to most, after the 2005 elections, Burundi seemed to be on the right track towards stability and democracy. The 2010 elections seemed to... 

Ruling puts democracy back on track

By: Idasa, an African Democracy Institute      29th March 2011 We live in a constitutional democracy. The Constitutional Court reminded us of that last week when it handed down what is without doubt the most... 

African Election Review

By: In On Africa IOA     28th March 2011 The pre-election section of this month’s African Election Review examines four forthcoming African elections. First, the paper explores Benin’s... 

Tunisia: The first of several domino pieces to fall, what now?

By: In On Africa IOA     25th March 2011 There is a threat of a domino effect in other North African Arab countries following the relative success of the popular uprisings in both Egypt... 

Proper political analysis of Libyan conflict is needed 

By: Brandon Hamber     25th March 2011 I do not wish to come across as stupid, but I have no idea what is going on in Libya. Granted, my historical knowledge about the country is patchy,... 

The impact of electoral violence on ongoing peace processes in Nigeria

By: In On Africa IOA     24th March 2011 A white paper released by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in 2002 defines electoral conflict and violence as “any random... 

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