Why does the House Foreign Affairs Africa Subcommittee keep leaving the Carter Center off their election hearings?

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations is holding a hearing Wednesday morning, March 18, on U.S. Election Support in Africa. Good.  Unfortunately, as was that much…

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[Updated June 3] “Kenya’s Elections: Observing the observers”

The new June issue of Africa in Fact published by Good Governance Africa based in South Africa has an article, "Kenya's Elections: Observing the observers" by Mienke Mari Steytler.  I hope you will take time to read it. The article included some…

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“The West” is not a Country either–the U.S. and U.K. do not have the same interests in Kenya

The Star reports that: President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to hold talks with UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron during his three day visit, the first to a western capital since his election. Human rights activists in the UK are reportedly…

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EAC: Complaining of “lack of democracy and ideological disorientation” holding back Africa, does Museveni have any self-awareness at all?

From the Daily Monitor, "Museveni faults Africa"  President Museveni has said the “lack of democracy and an Ideological disorientation” are some of the 10 bottlenecks that have kept Uganda and many African countries listed as Least Developed Countries. The President told…

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