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Civil society in Kenya is down, but not out
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Politics and Society Civil society in Kenya is down, but not out

Kenyan non-governmental organisations (NGOs) head into 2016 facing a deeply uncertain future as their government intensifies its effort to crack down on an independent civil society. Between administrative harassment, legislative hurdles and a public campaign to tarnish their reputation, many NGOs are finding it harder and harder to perform their core function of holding the government to account.

Africa’s undemocratic third term template: et tu Kagame, Sassou Nguesso?
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Politics and Society Africa’s undemocratic third term template: et tu Kagame, Sassou Nguesso?

There are three African presidents who have caught the attention of the global media all for the same reason in the last couple of months or more. Presidents Kagame, Nkurunziza and Sassou Nguesso of Rwanda, Burundi and Congo Brazzaville respectively have actively sought and in one instance already acquired third terms of office