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Kenya: Silencing Dissent in the Face of Terror

The Kenyan government’s response to the Garissa University College massacre on April 2, 2015, threatens to lead to further violence. On April 8, 2015, the Inspector General of Police froze the financial assets of 86 individuals and organizations. This included human rights groups – Haki Africa and Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) – both of […]

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Revaluing Democracy in Nigeria

On March 28, Nigerians proved bookmakers wrong. They voted with minimal disruption and violence. The electoral umpire declared leading opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari winner of the elections and incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan conceded. However, the 2015 Presidential Election was not about any of the individuals or institution –although they played important roles – it was […]

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Improbable Progress, Impossible Politics – The Necessity of Media Accountability in Enforcing Government Accountability

Indignation on social media often appears as performed political piety, running high on the smoke of misinformation. Recently, Jumoke Balogun instructed us to direct our indignant attentions to Abuja and not CNN. Nuance appreciated, such a critique fails to see the connectivity between an accountable and engaged media and progress for even the most immovable […]

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Direct Your Indignation At Abuja, Not CNN

Yes, you are right. The Western media is not paying attention to the tragedy in Nigeria where 2,000 people were slaughtered by Boko Haram. On the front page of the New York Times on Tuesday morning were two stories on the tragedy in Paris, the Washington Post followed with a story as well, and USAToday […]

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Over fifty years ago, the architects of African independence – Nkrumah, Nyerere, Lumumba, and others, met in Accra, Tunis, and Cairo to discuss the way forward for the continent. Now, more than five decades on, this is our “All-African Peoples Conference”. This is the forum on which we meet to launch our collective vision for Africa, and where open and honest discussion can take place.

We encourage you to take another look at the continent and reconsider the paradigms through which you view and study Africa.

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Kenya: Silencing Dissent in the Face of Terror

The Kenyan government’s response to the Garissa University College massacre on April 2, 2015, threatens to lead to further violence. On April 8, 2015, the Inspector General of Police froze the financial assets of 86 individuals and organizations. This included human rights groups – Haki Africa and Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) – both of […]

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Revaluing Democracy in Nigeria

On March 28, Nigerians proved bookmakers wrong. They voted with minimal disruption and violence. The electoral umpire declared leading opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari winner of the elections and incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan conceded. However, the 2015 Presidential Election was not about any of the individuals or institution –although they played important roles – it was […]

media

Improbable Progress, Impossible Politics – The Necessity of Media Accountability in Enforcing Government Accountability

Indignation on social media often appears as performed political piety, running high on the smoke of misinformation. Recently, Jumoke Balogun instructed us to direct our indignant attentions to Abuja and not CNN. Nuance appreciated, such a critique fails to see the connectivity between an accountable and engaged media and progress for even the most immovable […]

alone

Direct Your Indignation At Abuja, Not CNN

Yes, you are right. The Western media is not paying attention to the tragedy in Nigeria where 2,000 people were slaughtered by Boko Haram. On the front page of the New York Times on Tuesday morning were two stories on the tragedy in Paris, the Washington Post followed with a story as well, and USAToday […]