Comme Burkina Faso Votes sur la limite de la tenure
29th October 2014
Le Centre pour la Démocratie et le Développement (CDD) s’est penché sur la situation socio- politique qui prévaut au Burkina Faso.
Depuis le Mardi 21 Octobre 2014, le pays a bascule dans des troubles; troubles qui tirent leur origine de la volonté du Chef de l’Etat de soumettre un projet de loi a l’Assemblee Nationale pour la modificaton
Boko Haram, Insecurity and the 2015 Elections in Nigeria: Taking Stock and Looking Forward
With 4 months to the Nigerian Elections in February 2015 and the continuing insurgency by the Boko Haram sect, the Centre for Democracy and Development on Wednesday 15 October, 2014, organized a ‘Talk’ on "BOKO HARAM, INSECURITY AND 2015 ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA: TAKING STOCK AND LOOKING FORWARD" (#talkingBokoHaram),
The Plight of Refugees of Gwoza, Demboa and Buni Yadi: Ra’ayi Riga: A Special BBC Hausa Program
Ra’ayi Riga is a weekly one-hour public opinion BBC Hausa program on current affairs and social issues which airs between 19:30 and 20:30 GMT (8:30PM and 9:30PM) every Friday. Thus, in the aftermath of the taking over of the towns of Gwoza, Demboa, and Buni Yadi in Borno and Yobe states,
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Centre for Democracy and Development Working Paper: Private Military/ Security Companies, Privatisation of Violence and National Security: Implications for Democratic Nigeria by Chris MA Kwaja
Contemporary discourse on the state and security has shifted from the traditional assumption that security is a public good that is an exclusive preserve of the state to provide, to one that is currently witnessing the gradual withdrawal of the state from the provision of security and above all, a wholesome privatization of security provisioning. Conditioned on this fact, this paper examines the relationship between Private Military/ Security Companies (PMSCs) and national security, and the implications of such relationship for democratic governance in Nigeria. The central argument
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Osun State Gubernatorial Election Report
Following accreditation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to observe the August 9th, 2014 governorship election in Osun State, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) deployed accredited observers to observe the governorship election in several polling units in 20 local government areas of the State. On the Election Day, our observers monitored the accreditation, voting, counting, and the announcement of election results in
Civil Society Statement on the Current Ebola Crisis in West Africa:
A Call for Appointment of ECOWAS Special Envoy on Ebola:
September 1, 2014 – Dakar, Senegal
In light of the current epidemic of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa, we the undersigned civil society organizations call on ECOWAS member states to appoint a leading, influential, strong and knowledgeable West African physician or health professional as ECOWAS Special Envoy on Ebola.
The current epidemic, which has been characterized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the deadliest Ebola outbreak since this virus was discovered in 1976, has claimed the lives of at least 1,552 people in West Africa including many health personnel. We applaud and support the brave work of the health personnel who continue to put their lives at risk in the care of victims of Ebola despite very difficult working environment. We stand in solidarity with our brothers, sisters, families, and communities who are battling for their lives and struggling to care for loved ones.
Déclaration de la société civile sur la crise actuelle d’Ébola en Afrique de l'Ouest
Appel pour la nomination d’un Envoyé spécial de la CEDEAO pour la lutte contre Ébola
1 Septembre 2014 – Dakar, Sénégal
Au vu de l'épidémie actuelle de la Maladie à Virus Ébola (EVD) en Afrique de l'Ouest, nous, les organisations de la société civile, signataires de la présente déclaration, en appelons aux Etats membres de la CEDEAO de nommer un Envoyé Spécial de la CEDEAO pour la lutte contre le virus Ébola. Cette personnalité serait un médecin ou un professionnel de la santé, ouest-africain influent, au leadership et à la compétence avérés.
L'épidémie actuelle, caractérisée par l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) comme la plus meurtrière depuis que ce virus a été découvert en 1976, a déjà coûté la vie à au moins 1.552 personnes en Afrique de l'Ouest, y compris de nombreux professionnels de la santé. Nous saluons et soutenons le travail courageux des professionnels de la santé qui continuent de risquer leur vie pour la prise en charge des victimes d'Ébola en dépit d'un environnement de travail très difficile. Nous sommes de tout cœur avec nos frères, sœurs, les familles et les communautés qui luttent pour leur vie et pour prendre soin de leurs proches.
African States: Reject Immunity for Leaders:: 141 Groups in 40 Countries Speak Out
Johannesburg, August 25, 2014) – African countries should reject immunity for sitting leaders for grave crimes before the African Court for Justice and Human Rights, 141 organizations said today in a declaration in advance of an African Union meeting in Nairobi. The organizations include both African groups and international groups and have a presence in 40 African countries.
The African Union (AU) Office of the Legal Counsel is convening a