By Patricia Nangiro

Re-published from Kujenga Amani

January 9, 2015

In the months following the announcement in June 2014 by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni that the government intended to ask Parliament to amend the constitution,1 more than twenty bills relating to various laws have been put forward for amendment. With about 120 amendments made so far in the nineteen years the 1995 constitution has been operative, this will be the seventh time it will have been tinkered with.2 The following are chief among the issues proposed in the cabinet draft dated April 22:3


January 2, 2015

Edited by Consuelo Silva Flores & Claudio Lara Cortes.

Republished from IDEAS

current Fellow Habibu Yaya Bappah, has an article: "Neoliberalism, Collective Self-Reliance and the Challenges of African Integration", published in the book: Democratic Renewal versus Neoliberalism:Towards empowerment and inclusion.

This book brings together articles produced by young researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Through diverse theoretical and analytical perspectives, these contributions offer a set of critical views regarding certain aspects of our society that need to be transformed in the face of demands for a renovation of democracy raised by various social agents.

Authors : Malini Chakravarty, Rasel Madaha, Habibu Yaya Bappah, Daniela Perrotta, Emilio Jesus Legonia Cordova, Tiberius Barasa, Raquel Coelho de Freitas, Godwin Onuoha, Yongjie Wang, Kwame Edwin Otu, Prince Karakire Guma.

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By Olojo Akinola Ejodame

December 3, 2014

The notion that religious violence in Nigeria is always characterised by conflicts between religions (Muslims versus Christians) is too simplistic. This study shows that between June 2006 and May 2014 the frequency of violent death incidents involving Islamic groups against Islamic groups is 60; a figure higher than 57, which is the frequency of violent death incidents involving Islamic groups against Christian groups or Churches within the same period. A second major point in this paper is that violence involving religious groups is not always caused by religious issues. This explains why the frequency of violent death incidents involving Islamic groups against Christian groups or Churches due to non-religious issues is as high as 42 between June 2006 and May 2014. Thirdly, it remains inconclusive whether or not more Muslims than Christians (or vice versa) are killed because of violence in general in Nigeria. Finally, the western media frames violence in Nigeria as being mainly inter-religious while lethal incidents involving Islamic groups against Islamic groups are largely underreported

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By Njoki Wamai

Re-published from

December 2, 2014

The viral videos and recent #MyDressMyChoice protest highlighted the problem of men stripping women in public for dressing in ways they disapprove of. Njoki Wamai explains the invisible line that runs through Nairobi regarding “unacceptable” hemlines

On 17th November 2014, thousands of women and men marched in downtown Nairobi in a protest march against the stripping of a woman by men who frequently patronise matatu terminals on Tom Mboya street in Nairobi under the #MyDressMyChoice hashtag banner.

By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood

Re-published from Pambazuka News

November 13, 2014, Issue 702

The militant sect has continued its violent campaign against the Nigerian people and state, amidst reports of secret negotiations with the government to end the carnage. Despite many criticisms, the government should intensify the negotiations to save lives.

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