2012-03-15 10:25:13African Democracies 'Represent the Future,' Says U.S. Policymaker[allAfrica.com]
Washington, DC -
Promoting democracy in Africa has been a policy focus for successive U.S. administrations in the post-Cold War era. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the American government has provided some form of backing for many of the two dozen presidential elections and several dozen national and local legislative polls that have been held across the continent.
Wednesday, 11-25-15, 16:37Carl Presents Position Paper to CRC[Concord] The Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) yesterday presented twenty-five recommendations as their position paper to the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC), recommending among other things the reduction in powers of the president and for the reviewed constitution to limit the presidential tenure to two terms.
Wednesday, 11-25-15, 16:19Liberia Resurgence - the Changing Meaning of 'Ebola-Free'[Ebola Deeply] The World Health Organization (WHO) first declared Liberia Ebola-free in May, and again in September after a resurgence of the virus. Last week, another new wave of cases emerged. We know that Ebola can linger in survivors' bodily fluids for as long as nine months, so is the WHO's 42-day cut-off period still relevant? We explore the changing meaning of 'Ebola-free'.
Wednesday, 11-25-15, 15:33Govt Has Cracked the Problem of Rural Health, but Its Workers Feel Stuck[The Conversation Africa] Health extension workers have been vital in Ethiopia's rural communities. They have introduced new mothers to the importance of child immunisation, taught households about sanitation and, with the recent introduction of ambulances, they refer women to health centres for antenatal care and skilled birth assistance.
Wednesday, 11-25-15, 15:17Nation Must Avoid Repeating the Mistakes of Arusha[African Arguments] Negotiations in Burundi cannot come soon enough, but as in the 2000 Arusha Accords, a focus on quick short-term solutions will only come back to haunt the country.