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The Constitution of Mauritius grants citizens certain fundamental rights, including the right to be free and protected by the law, freedom of conscience, freedom of association, freedom of movement and of opinion, freedom to express themselves, freedom... Read more
How reliable electricity in Africa could jump-start tax compliance – and pay for itself. Read more
Faced with the disappointing performance of centralized systems, many African states opted for decentralization in the 1990s in a bid to ensure that their citizens receive quality services (Anago, 2009). Read more
Checks on presidential power: African citizens see important roles for voters, Parliament, courts, media Read more
Most Zimbabweans trust the army, but they don’t feel free to criticize it. Read more
Ghanaians value and insist on rule of law, but see inequities in how laws are applied. Read more