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Liberia’s Postwar Constitution Review: A Tale of Mistrust and Uncertainty
Richard Akum and Mainlehwon Vonhmassess the proposals under consideration in Liberia’s constitution review. This post is part of our African Elections series. When under review, a constitution (the supreme law of the land) exposes issues of collective angst within the land. In Liberia, the process to review the 1986 constitution began in 2012. The de jure ramifications of constitutional reviews, […]

Book Review: Security Activities of External Actors in Africa, edited by Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns
Nick Branson says the editors of this volume Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns have assembled a wealth of data and analysis that could prove useful to researchers on Africa. As Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns remark in their introduction, there is seemingly no shortage of motivation for external actors to intervene in African affairs. Twenty-five military deployments were made on […]

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Africa news

South Africa: Bribery Allegedly Won 2010 World Cup for South Africa
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The FIFA corruption scandal rocking the football world has cast a shadow over the historic decision to stage the 2010 World Cup in Africa.

Madagascar: Malagasy Legislators Vote to Impeach President
[allAfrica] Malagasy legislators have voted to impeach President Hery Rajaonarimampianina for "serious and repeated violations of the Constitution", reports L'Express de Madagascar, from the capital, Antananarivo.

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Dialogues needed to tackle violence against women, ‘accountability deficit’ in Sudan – UN expert
More open and constructive dialogues should be held among Sudanese stakeholders as a top priority to address ‘the silence and the denials’ of crimes against women, a United Nations human rights expert concluded after her recent mission to the country.

Condemning use of sexual violence, UN envoy warns Boko Haram aims to destroy family structures
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has condemned Boko Haram militias in Nigeria for “waging war on women’s physical, sexual and reproductive autonomy and rights” by repeatedly raping their female captors and treating them as vessels for producing children for fighters.

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