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L’amélioration des conditions de vie des populations passe nécessairement par un meilleur accès aux premières nécessités et la mise en place des stratégies pouvant permettre de réduire efficacement la pauvreté. Read more
Although Zimbabwe’s Constitution explicitly stipulates that every citizen is entitled to “freedom of the media,” press freedom has had a tenuous existence in Zimbabwe. Read more
Reform of electoral laws has been a mainstay of political discourse in Uganda for two decades. Since the issue came to the fore following the 1996 general elections, stakeholders on all sides – opposition political parties, civil-society organisations,... Read more
La majorité des Maliens jugent que leurs conditions de vie sont mauvaises, même si la pauvreté vécue par certaines couches de la population semble avoir légèrement reculée, selon la dernière enquête d’Afrobaromètre. Read more
The promulgation of Kenya’s Constitution in 2010 and the ushering in of county governments in 2013 generated high public expectations of efficient service delivery without much consideration of the complexity of such a transition in governance. Read more
Si la démocratie est fondé sur le principe que la souveraineté appartient aux citoyens, parler du fonctionnement de la démocratie au Cameroun, c’est analyser la perception que les Camerounais ont de la manière dont la démocratie est pratiquée dans leur... Read more
Fourteen years after the end of its civil war, Sierra Leone continues to struggle with weak governance, widespread poverty, and systemic corruption that undermine efforts toward sustainable development. Read more
L’accès aux ressources minières et énergétiques offre un avantage comparatif important pour le développement socioéconomique. Plusieurs pays se sont installés durablement sur le sentier de la croissance économique en exploitant à bon escient les... Read more
South Africa’s Youth Day 2016 (16 June) marks the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprisings, during which thousands of high school students marched to protest the introduction of Afrikaans as a language of instruction in the public education system. The... Read more
AD100: Threat of violent extremism from a ‘grassroots’ perspective: Evidence from North Africa
In June 2015, militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) raided a beach hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, killing 38 people (CNN, 2015a). Four months later, ISIL claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian airliner,... Read more