Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Mandela Day
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Catherine Ashton, the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief, visits Egypt today. She is meeting with interim President Adly Mansour, interim Prime Minister Hezam Beblawy and other members

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The second democracy wave in Egypt, Tahrir 2.0, triggered a military intervention to unseat the elected President Mohammed Morsi.  He was seen to have failed as

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Tahrir 2.0 Tahrir is showing that the democratic fiber in Egypt is irreversible.  Fantastic to note.  But the dynamics have obviously become more complex with the

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Today we celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday and his legacy in advancing democracy and human rights in South Africa and far beyond.  What a gift that

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Return to Tunis Upon my return to Tunis over one year after the democratic revolution of January 2011, I am spending an April Sunday morning strolling

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Introduction by Roel von Meijenfeldt Chairperson European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) Former Executive Director Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) at CMD-K forum on the theme A Nation

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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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Introduction by Roel von Meijenfeldt Chairperson European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) Executive Director Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) at Hertoginnedaal, Brussels, Belgium   In this contribution

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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