It is an embarrassing testimonial to our irresponsible disdain for women and our collective criminal silence in the face of this enterprise contrived to extort and profit off the misery of our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters in the name of sanitising Abuja. There are times to be angry and profoundly so. This is suchRead More
BY HENRY TYOHEMBA, Abuja Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have lauded the contributions of Udo Jude Ilo and his wife Nkem to the development of Nigeria. The leaders made the commendation at the public presentation of Ilo’s latest book, “Kasie” – a glowing tribute to the short, invaluable life of hisRead More
Udo Jude Ilo, Nigerian representative, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), says it is the responsibility of every Nigerian to hold the government accountable. Ilo said this during the recent edition of #ThursdayTalks, a monthly conversation on national issues powered by BudgIT and EIE Nigeria. The latest edition of the discourse focused on ‘CSOs and TheRead More
The Guinean opposition have rejected the underlying intention, as well as process and content of the draft Constitution. Beyond the third term controversy, while the draft includes token substantive improvements, it empowers the presidency and weakens checks and balances. Guinea may be bracing for a new constitution and prolonged instability – writes Dr Ibrahima Amadou Niang.Read More
Despite the recognised need for constitutional reform, new President Embaló’s establishment of an independent constitutional reform commission has been criticised as modifying legally prescribed process for constitutional change. Although the commission’s work is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly, given the political context, caution is necessary to ensure that the process of constitutional reform does not exacerbate political tension – writesRead More
Quelles solutions pour renforcer la crédibilité des commissions électorales indépendantes en Afrique de l’Ouest ?
La Conférence des chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement de la CEDEAO, dans le communiqué final (http://bit.ly/2dGbQQz) de sa session extraordinaire du 12 septembre 2015 à Dakar, au Sénégal, après avoir “examiné le rôle et le fonctionnement des commissions électorales indépendantes dans l’organisation des élections dans la région”, a “… instruit la Commission [de la CEDEAO]Read More
We are pleased to introduce to you, Dr. Ibrahima Amadou Niang, Head of Guinea Country Office, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, (OSIWA) as our lead facilitator for Cohort 7 of the Young Political Leadership School Africa. Dr. Ibrahima Amadou Niang is a well accomplished young African, he is a 2018 Yale World FellowRead More