The reality of accessing government information in Africa is often at odds with the legislative frameworks in place to ensure the “right to know”. This factsheet looks at the state of freedom of information on the continent, as well as developments that have changed the legislative landscape.
Today marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. In the Central African Republic, where thousands have been killed in sectarian violence, history appears to be repeating itself. What is genocide? How is it defined? And what role is the international community expected to play?
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa released South Africa’s 2012/13 national crime statistics in September 2013. Did crime increase or decrease? What trends can be identified? This factsheet, produced by the Institute for Security Studies, sets out and explains the numbers.
Zimbabweans went to the polls in July 2013. This factsheet sets out the promises and policies set out in the manifestos of the two main parties: Zanu-PF and the MDC-T.
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