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SAIIA Policy Briefing 138, June 2015
A new book released by the South African Institute of International Affairs and published by Jacana Media examines the governance success stories of a number of African states. Entitled "African Solutions: Best Practices from the African Peer Review Mechanism", the book is the outcome of research into the policies, programmes and experiences identified as "best practices" from the first 12 countries that published Country Review Reports (CRRs) under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). These countries are Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda. The APRM was conceived as a voluntary mechanism…
The Arab Spring brought about regime change in three African states – Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Popular uprisings in other states — Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Morocco and Swaziland — underscored growing public dissatisfaction about the state of governance in their countries. These events served as a re-confirmation that African citizens will not tolerate oppressive and authoritarian rule. However, short of taking to the streets, when societies believe that the ballot box will serve to subvert rather than validate their concerns, does Africa have other tools to advance governance reforms in the region, hold politicians accountable and…
The APRM: Taking Peer Learning to the Next Level & Launch of Two New APRM Books You are cordially invited to attend an international workshop for African civil society interested in the African Peer Review Mechanism, jointly hosted by: Africa Governance Monitoring & Advocacy Programme (AfriMAP) Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) Institut Africain de la Gouvernance/Africa Governance Institute (IAG-AGI) Kituo Cha Katiba (Eastern Africa Centre for Constitutional Development (KCK)) South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Venue: the Golf Course Hotel