Four Things Burundi Must Accomplish to Resume Its Path to Democracy

by Lara Petricevic, Resident Program Director, Great Lakes @LPetricevic *** In May, Burundi held its first competitive presidential election since the country’s 1993 civil war,  prompting hopes...

World Leading Influencers say Democracy Under Threat due to COVID-19

More than 500 political and human rights leaders signed an open letter Thursday expressing their concerns that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening democracy, as...

Burundi After Nkurunziza Has Chance to Take Different Path

Pierre Nkurunziza leaves a legacy of presiding over the erosion of Burundi’s once-lauded post-civil war settlement. An opportunity now exists to bring discipline to...

PARIS CLUB DEBT MORATORIUM TO CONGO-B : DEMOCRATIC CONDITIONS TO HELL?

The Paris Club has decided a moratorium from May to December 2020 on the servicing of the external debt of the Republic of Congo,...
HOW ETHIOPIA CAN BECOME THE NEXT CHINA

HOW ETHIOPIA CAN BECOME THE NEXT CHINA

BY PIERREPONT JOHNSON Between 2007-2018, only two countries achieved at least 6% annual economic growth. China is one. The other is Ethiopia. Similar to China,...
World Oceans Day: Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability

World Oceans Day: Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability

  The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean. Forty-seven of the Commonwealth’s 54 member...
Burundi: Intimidation, Arrests During Elections Allegations of Abuse, Fraud

Burundi: Intimidation, Arrests During Elections–Allegations of Abuse, Fraud

(Nairobi, June 1, 2020) – Serious allegations of abuse during Burundi’s May 20, 2020 elections should be investigated and those responsible held accountable. After a campaign...
British Black Broadcasters Protest Against The Arrest Of A Black CNN Reporter

The Arrest Of A Black CNN Reporter Was Not A Coincidence – An Open...

More than 100 British journalists of colour – including Clive Myrie, Gary Younge, Afua Hirsch and Nadine White – demand Robert Wood Johnson condemns...

South Africa needs to end the lockdown: Here’s a way to do it

The public debate on strategies to tackle Covid-19 often unhelpfully positions health and economic considerations in a diametric fashion – as trade-offs. In fact, economic...

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