The Coordinating Collective Electoral Roll

Voting as First Name/S SURNAME Nationality Organisation Name Organisation A.J.X. ASSOCIATION JAPPALÉ XALEYI Senegal A.J.X. Organisation Abanda Marcel BUNGONG Cameroon JUSTICE ASSEMBLY NETWORK (JAN) Individual Abayomi ODEWALE Nigeria Individual Abayomi SARUMI Nigeria Organisation Abdahafeez Abdallh Abaker HAG ASWAD سودان DIVERSITY FOR ART AND DEVELOPMENT Individual Abdel Razak TRAORE1 France AB DEL CASTRO Individual Abdellah KHAYYA

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Paul Biya’s “Re-Election” and African Integration

Paul Biya recently won his seventh term. Biya, who is 85 years old, has been the president of Cameroon since 1982. Despite the horrendous human rights abuses that the government of Cameroon inflicts on its own citizens, the United States decided to release astatement congratulating Cameroon for having “largely peaceful elections”. The same statement concluded: “With

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Joining Forces, Sharing Power: Civil Society Collaborations for the Future

Without the support of external funding, the life expectancy of many – if not most – organizations is dramatically low. To avoid these near-choking levels of dependency, CSOs are developing creative strategies to be more self-reliant. Increasingly, we are working together with actors that are more grounded in the communities they serve rather than with traditional governments and multilateral institutions and devising collaborative methods that differ significantly from donor-recipient constructions. 

Fighting Dictators Means Fighting the Institutions that Empower Them

We have seen time and time again in Africa that simply removing a dictator does not remove the institutions through which dictators maintain themselves in power. For example, N igeria is no longer under military rule, yet the military continues to commit human rights abuses in Nigeria because none of the Nigerian governments have made a serious

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The Executive Council of the African Union moves towards dismantling the main body tasked with the protection of human rights in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. The signatories of this statement are deeply concerned about the recent attacks on the independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the dire implication this has for human rights on the continent. In the thirty years since its establishment, the ACHPR has drawn attention to, provided redress

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