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Tunisian elections important milestone in democratic transition process
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“I have a voice” The images from Tahrir square in Cairo are deeply moving. People of all walks of life and of all ages, gathering to

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In a statement prepared by the International Steering Comittee, the Council for a Community of Democracies (CCD) calls on states to offer assistance to the government

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Last Friday, on a cold and cloudy morning, about half million Kenyans celebrated the promulgation of a brand new constitution in an impressive show of unity

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‘It is our experience that people, wherever in the world, want their voices to be heard and be counted.  Hence, the imperative to provide assistance to

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In 1992, Ghana returned to multiparty democracy having followed a turbulent political trajectory since its independence in 1957. One of the first countries in Sub-Sahara Africa

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During a visit to Lusaka, Zambia last week, I had the opportunity to discuss the preparations for a new constitution. I had meetings with the leadership

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On my way back to The Netherlands from visits to Zimbabwe and Zambia, I learned about the tragic car accident of the new Zimbabwean Prime Minister

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I am surrounded by snoring Indonesian men at my 05.00 hours flight from Jakarta to Surabayo writing this blog. Outside the sun is rising over this

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The pictures of the massive crowd – an estimated 1,5 million people – converging in Washington DC for the inauguration of the 44th president of the