- ACERWC--African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- ADD--Action on Disability and Development (London, UK)
ADD has partners in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. "ADD supports organisations of disabled people in Africa and Asia to influence policy and practice to end social exclusion and poverty."
- Africa Consultants International: Répertoire des acteurs francophones en justice sociale et transformation des conflits en Afrique (juin 2009) -- Dakar : ACI ; USAID, 2009. 91 pages en format PDF
- AfricaFiles (Toronto, Canada)
- Africa Governance Institute = Institut africain de la gouvernance (Dakar, Senegal)
[Established in 2005]...the main idea is to create an African Union-recognized center of excellence, responsible for conducting cutting-edge research on all forms of governance, and contributing to the advancement of developmental governance in Africa."
- Africa Policy Institute (Nairobi, Kenya)
With a regional office in Pretoria, South Africa and a liaison office in Kampala, Uganda
: "API is an independent, not-for-profit pan-African think tank designed as a centre of excellence on peace, security and governance, conceived as enablers of sustainable development. The Institute is devoted to field-based research, analysis and serious thinking to generate credible knowledge as the basis for policy dialogue and sharing of innovative policy perspectives with African institutions, states, civil society and the private sector."
--See especially: API reports and briefs
- Africa Portal Library (Centre for International Governance Innovation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg, South Africa)
A digital library of over 3000 books, journals, and documents related to African policy issues; a directory of experts; plus, current news analysis and opinion articles.
- AfriMAP--Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project Open Society Institute (Johannesburg, South Africa; London, UK)
The site features news on African governance issues, country and regional reports
, and AfriMAP activities newsletter
. "[Begun in 2004]...AfriMAP works with national partners to complete audits of government performance in relation to the justice sector, political participation and democracy, and effective delivery of public services."
- African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights = Commission Africaine des Droits de l'Homme et des Peuples (Banjul, The Gambia)
The official site of the ACHPR --in English or in French-- offers current news, resolutions, and full-texts of key legal instruments, including: The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (1979)
. "Established on 21 October 1986 after its adoption in Nairobi in 1981 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)."
- African Elections Database (Albert C. Nunley, via Tripod.Com, USA)
A compilation of electoral results by country; frequently updated, with results from the 1990s for some countries. Sources
include various other election monitor websites; see links.
- African Elections Project (Accra, Ghana)
"The West African Elections project is aimed at developing the capacity of the media in ICTs in order for them to use it as a tool for election coverage and the provision of elections information and knowledge for planned elections..."
- African human rights law journal. (Online) -- Pretoria, South Africa : Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, 2001-
"...publishes peer-reviewed contributions dealing with human rights related topics of relevance to Africa, Africans and scholars of Africa. The Journal appears twice a year, in March and October."
See also: Centre for Human Rights
- African Human Rights Resource Center (University of Minnesota Human Rights Library,
University of Minnesota School of Law, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota)
This site provides access to the full texts of legal instruments for very basic human rights research and advocacy on the continent of Africa.
- African Human Security Review A project managed by Institute for Security Studies. (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa)
- The site includes project information and downloadable publications. "The African Human Security Initiative 2 (AHSI-2) is a follow-up to AHSI-1, a regional programme that used the system of peer review to monitor the extent of compliance of eight African countries with their commitments to democracy, good governance and civil society participation."
- AHSI country reviews
- AHSI background papers
- African International Courts and Tribunals (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; New York University, New York)
"This website [under construction] provides a centralized source for scholars, practitioners and laypersons working in or on the Continent and a reference to the work of these courts and tribunals for others studying the global phenomenon."
- African Law Association = Gesellschaft für afrikanisches Recht e.V. (Heidelberg, Germany ; via Universität Bayreuth)
- African Services Committee (USA) (New York)
"Founded in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees to give a helping hand to other newcomers, today African Services is a multiservice agency based in Harlem and dedicated to assisting immigrants, refugees and asylees from across the African Diaspora."
- African Union = Union Africaine (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) Formerly the Organization of African Unity
- Audit of the African Union (December 18, 2007) Unofficial copy, 33 pages in WORD format. --via Pambazuka news. (Online). (Oxford, UK)
- 20th AU Summit -- "Pan Africanism & African Renaissance," 21-28 January 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Global Africa Diaspora Summit, 23-25 May 2012, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
- 18th AU Summit-- "Boosting Intra-African Trade," 23-30 January 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- 17th AU Summit--"Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development, " 23 June-1 July 2011, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
- 16th AU Summit--"Towards Greater Unity and Integration through Shared Values," 24-31 January 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- 15th AU Summit--"Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa," 19-27 July 2010, Kampala, Uganda
- 14th AU Summit--"ICT in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Development," 25 January--2 February 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- 13th AU Summit, "Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth and Food Security," 24 June--3 July 2009, Sirte, Libya
- 12th AU Summit, "Infrastructure Development in Africa," January 26-February 3, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- 11th AU Summit -- "Meeting the Millennium Development Goals on Water and Sanitation," 24 June--1 July 2008, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
- 10th African Union Summit, 25 January--2 February 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- 9th African Union Summit, 25 June--6 July 2007, Accra, Ghana
- 8th AU Summit, January 22-30, 2007, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- African Union Banjul Summit: 7th Session of Assembly of African Heads of State & Government, July 1-2, 2006 -- Banjul, The Gambia
- 2nd African Union Meeting of Experts on the Revitalization of African Higher Education, 27-28 February 2006, Accra, Ghana (Reports, list of participants, etc.)
- 6th AU Summit, January 11-24, 2006, Khartoum, Sudan
- 5th AU Summit, June 28--July 5, 2005, Tripoli/Sirte, Libya
- 4th African Union Summit, 24-31 January 2005, Abuja, Nigeria = 4ème Sommet de l'Union Africaine
- Le mouvement panafricaniste du vingtième siècle, textes de référence, Dakar, du 7 au 9 octobre 2004. Edité par l'Organisation internationale de la francophonie. Conférence des Intellectuels d'Afrique et de la Diaspora, Dakar, Sénégal, octobre 2004. Format PDF
- 3rd AU Summit, 6-8 July 2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- African Union Summit, June 28 - July 10, 2002, Durban, South Africa Inaugural AU Summit
(via The Government of South Africa, Pretoria)
- The Centre for Conflict Resolution Seminar: "Building an African Union for the 21st Century: Relations with Regional Economic Communities (RECs), NEPAD and Civil Society", 20-22 August 2005 (Cape Town, South Africa) A 66 page report in PDF format.
- For other documents and a web site about the OAU, see below.
- Afrobarometer (Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Cape Town; Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, Accra; and Michigan State University, Dept. of Political Science, East Lansing, Michigan)
- "An African-led series of national public attitude surveys on democracy and governance in Africa." The site includes: sample surveys, data downloads, briefings and working papers, and selected abstracts from final reports.
- AMANI Forum--The Great Lakes Parliamentary Forum of Peace (Nairobi, Kenya)
A regional organization of African parliamentarians which tries to monitor conflict resolution cases in the Eastern Africa and offer training, with national chapters in 7 countries. The site includes news and reports from workshops and meetings.
- Amnesty International on Africa -- News and Reports (New York and Washington, DC)
- ARASA--AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (Windhoek, Namibia; Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa)
The web site includes recent news and campaign documents. "...established in 2002, ARASA is a regional partnership of non-governmental organisations working together to promote a human rights approach to HIV/AIDS and TB in Southern Africa through capacity building and advocacy."
- ARTICLE 19 on East Africa ; West Africa ; and Middle East/North Africa (The International Centre Against Censorship, London, UK)
- "ARTICLE 19 is an international human rights organization which promotes freedom of expression and fights censorship all over the world. We take our name from Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights."
- Associations - O.N.G. Annuaire international africain via PlaneteAfrique.Com (Niamey, Niger)
- AWEPA--Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"AWEPA works in partnership with African parliaments to strengthen parliamentary democracy in Africa, keep Africa high on the political agenda in Europe, and facilitate African-European parliamentary dialogue...A membership skills base of more than 1500 former and current parliamentarians, from the European Parliament and almost all EU member states, plus Norway and Switzerland."
--See especially: AWEPA Resources
: annual reports, handbooks, research reports, and newsletters
- AWID--Association for Women's Rights in Development (Toronto, Canada ; Cape Town, South Africa)
Search for individual African countries. "AWID's work is structured through multi-year programs known as Strategic Initiatives. Each strategic initiative includes a range of activities from membership consultations and surveys, primary research and dialogues with policy makers (including targeted advocacy) to capacity building institutes, regional networking and information dissemination."
- Bench Marks Foundation (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- Bonn International Center for Conversion (Bonn, Germany)
"BICC is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peace and development through the efficient and effective transformation of military-related structures, assets, functions and processes."
- Business & Human Rights Resource Centre on Africa (London, UK ; New York, USA)
An information clearinghouse portal for current news and links to information about corporate responsibility and human rights issues around the world.
- Centre for Democracy and Development = Centre pour la démocratie et le développement (Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria; London, UK)
This site includes research project news and offers free downloads of CDD publications
(in PDF format) on the West African diaspora, Nigerian elections, as well as reports on gender, human rights, governance, security and development in Nigeria and West Africa; the CDD seminar series; and the newsletter: West Africa insight. (Online)
-- Abuja: CDD, 2010-
- Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions: Africa Programme (Geneva, Switerland)
"[COHRE is]...an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit human rights organisation...the leading international human rights organisation campaigning for the protection of housing rights and the prevention of forced evictions."
--See also: COHRE country reports
- Children -- Bibliographies
- Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers (London, UK)
- CCEM--Comité Contre l'Esclavage Moderne (Paris, France)
"Fondé en 1994..le CCEM a pour objectif premier de lutter contre toutes formes de servitude, d'assister, et de libérer s'il y a lieu, les victimes de l'esclavage." Le site comprend un bulletin des actualités, "Esclaves encores," les rapports d'activité, une grande liste de liens sur la Toile, et les actualités dans le monde
- Commission d'Enquête Citoyenne pour la vérité sur l'implication française dans le génocide (France)
- Commission for Africa (London, UK)
- "The Commission for Africa was launched by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair in February 2004...Five formal objectives were established to guide the Commission's work...to respond to positive changes taking place on the continent, such as the leadership shown by the AU and NEPAD...to generate new ideas and action; to support the best of existing work; to help deliver implementation of existing international commitments; to offer a fresh and positive perspective; to understand and help fulfil African aspirations..."
- Commission for Africa Report, March 11, 2005 (Official site)
- Committee to Protect Journalists on Africa (New York)
The site features current news, annual reports on cases of attacks on the press, and country summaries on over 20 African countries; also, includes links to archives of reports since 1996!
--See: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011
--See also: Attacks on the Press
(global annual survey, search by country)
- Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (New Delhi, India; London, UK; Accra, Ghana)
- The Commonwealth Regional Law Conference: "The 21st Century Lawyer: Present Challenges & Future Skills," 8-11 April 2010, Abuja, Nigeria Programme Themes--'Human Rights & the Rule of Law' and 'Corporate & Commercial Law'
- Conciliation Resources (London, UK)
- "[Founded in 1994, with offices in London and Sierra Leone] ...provides practical and sustained assistance to people and groups in areas of armed conflict or potential violence. We specifically work with those working at community or national levels to prevent violence or transform conflict into opportunities for development."
- Peace Agreement Directory (with a searchable subject index)
- Accord: an international review of peace initiatives. (Online) -- London, UK: Conciliation Resources, 1997-- HTML format (Each issue offers analyses on conflicts and peace processes in a single country.)
- West Africa
- CORMSA-Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- "...formerly known as the National Consortium for Refugee Affairs...comprised of a number of member organisations including legal practitioners, research units, and refugee and migrant communities. The Consortium's mandate involves strengthening the partnerships between refugee and migrant service providers to provide improved co-ordination of activities."
- CORMSA newsletter
- CORMSA policy briefs
- CORMSA reports and other resources
- Constitutions on the Internet
- Courrants de Femmes: Les Associations en Afrique de l'Ouest (Paris, France)
Un répertoire des associations locales de promotion féminine: plus de 100 associations africaines partenaires.
- Cultural Survival (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
"Promoting the rights, voices, and visions of indigenous peoples." The website features current and recent news reports and campaign documents on ethnic communities under threat, conflict situations over economic and environmental issues, or struggles of politically-marginalized cultural groups.
- Droit de l'Homme et Dialogue Interculturel (Groupe de Travail DHDI, Université Paris I, France)
Une archive de textes intégrals et de bibliographies sur un grand nombre de sujets dans le domaine du droit et l'anthropologie; beaucoup d'auteurs traitent des questions juridiques en Afrique...surtout en Afrique francophone.
- Réseau Sénégalais "Droit, Ethique, Santé" (via Refer; Dakar, Sénégal)
- "Elections in Africa, between hope and reality" Web Dossier (November 2009)
-- Leiden, The Netherlands: African Studies Centre and Leiden University Library, Documentation and Information Department, 2009.
- Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)
The website provides general information about research, findings, and publications. "EISA (with field offices in Chad, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, and Mozambique
)...established in 1996 in South Africa ...Its mission is to strengthen electoral processes, good governance, human rights and democratic values through research, capacity building, advocacy and other targeted interventions."
-- See especially: EISA country profiles
- E-MINE: Electronic Mine Information Network: Country Profiles and Reports (United Nations Mine Action Service, Department of Peackeeping Operations, United Nations, New York)
- Enough Project: The project to end genocide and crimes against humanity (Center for American Progress, Washington, DC)
This website features current news, editorials, policy arguments, and campaign information by an advocacy group in Washington, DC...which focuses on US foreign policy towards "conflict areas" in Africa, especially Darfur and Southern Sudan, Eastern Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Northern Uganda, Chad, Somalia, and Zimbabwe.
--See especially: Enough Project publications
- Ensemble pour l'égalité (UN-INSTRAW, Saint-Domingue, Dominican Republic ; CAWTAR, Tunis, Tunisia)
Le site comprend les actualités du programme et plusieurs publications--en français et en anglais. "[C'est] un projet UN-INSTRAW/CAWTAR sur 'le renforcement du leadership féminin de la participation des femmes à la vie politique et au processus de prise de décision en Algérie, au Maroc et en Tunisie.'"
- European Union External Relations -- News and Reports on Africa (via Europa--European Union On-Line, Brussels, Belgium)
- Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) (Oslo, Norway)
- This site offers country reports on transparency of taxation and royalty payments for major extractive industries in countries around the world--including many in Africa. "[Since 2006] EITI is a coalition of governments, companies, civil society groups, investors and international organisations...the EITI Board...is appointed at the bi-annual EITI Global Conference."
- EITI Country Reports
- Fahamu : Networks for Social Justice (Oxford, UK ; Nairobi, Kenya ; Claremont, South Africa ; Dakar, Senegal)
- "[Fahamu]...supports the strengthening of human rights and social justice movements by: promoting innovative use of information and communications technologies ; stimulating debate, discussion and analyses ; publishing news and information ; developing and delivering educational courses, including by distance learning."
- AU monitor. (Online) -- Oxford, UK: Fahamu, 2006-
- Pambazuka news. (Online) below.
- Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme sur l'Afrique = International Federation for Human Rights on Africa (Paris, France)
Les actualités sur les droits de l'homme et les appels urgents des organisations membres -- en français, en anglais, en arabe, ou en espagnol. "Créée en 1922, la FIDH fédère aujourd’hui 141 ligues dans près de 110 pays."
- Femmes Africa Solidarité (Geneva, Switzerland ; New York, USA ; Dakar, Senegal)
- FEMNET--African Women's Development and Communication Network (Nairobi, Kenya)
The web site features information about FEMNET activities and publications, online reports and books, and general human rights news. "[Established in 1988]...FEMNET aims to strengthen the role and contribution of African NGOs focusing on women's development, equality and other human rights."
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Africa (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries)
- Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) (Nairobi, Kenya)
- France. Assemblée Nationale: Reconnaissance de l'esclavage comme crime contre l'humanité (Loi no. 2001-434 du 21 mai 2001) (Paris)
- Freedom House: Freedom in the World -- Country Reports, 2010 (Washington, DC and New York)
- Front Line on Africa The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (Dublin, Ireland)
- International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission on Africa (New York; Cape Town)
The site features news reports on rights situations, legal and social issues in selected countries. "Our staff partners with activists throughout Africa, Europe and North America, to identify and implement strategies that promote sexual rights and to work for the repeal of discriminatory laws."
- Gender and Women's Studies for Africa's Transformation (African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)
- "The project will strengthen African teaching and research in gender studies by bringing teachers and researchers based in African universities together in a series of carefully-designed training, research and publishing activities, involving a combination of online communications and workshops. ...This enhanced capacity will result in a pool of locally-grounded gender competent personnel equipped with the analytical and policy advocacy skills required to ensure the delivery of gender justice in African contexts."
- Womens' organising activities: announcements, conferences, contact info, and links
- Feminist knowledge: essays, bibliographies, policy papers, issues analysis, etc.
- Gender Links (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- Global Land Tool Network (UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya)
"...[its] main objective is to contribute to poverty alleviation and the Millennium Development Goals through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure."
--See especially: GLTN e-Library -- Publications
- GLIN--Global Legal Information Network (The Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
"...a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and, in many cases in additional languages."
- Global Rights: Africa Programs (Washington, DC)
- Global Witness (London, UK)
- Gouvernance en Afrique (Paris)
Le site comprend un annuaire des alliés (la plupart des organisations-participants se sont basée aux pays francophones en Afrique de l'Ouest), toutes les informations sur les activités de l'alliance et leur réunions, et une archive des documents en français et quelques-uns qui sont en anglais. "L'Alliance pour refonder la gouvernance en Afrique relie des acteurs africains et non-africains engagés dans l'action et la réflexion, soucieux de promouvoir à la fois au niveau des citoyens africains et du monde, un dialogue sur la gestion des affaires publiques en Afrique."
- Governance Matters 2009 (Washington, DC) --See The World Bank below
- Hirondelle Foundation = Fondation Hirondelle: Media for Peace and Human Dignity (Lausanne, Switzerland; Arusha, Tanzania)
This website offers information --in French, English, German, & Italian-- about the activities of an international media support organization and includes special reports and links to news agencies in so-called crisis areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in the Great African Lakes region."
-- See for example: Hirondelle News Agency
: information, documentation and training agency covering Rwandan genocide trials, Arusha, Tanzania...in English, French, Kinyarwanda or Swahili
- Households in Conflict Network (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
The site features research papers, links to data sets, conference announcements, and related information; includes studies on Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, and Uganda.
"...to undertake collaborative research into the causes and effects of violent conflict at the household level: characterise various forms of conflict from a household level perspective; identify channels through which households are affected; analyse the feedback mechanism from household welfare to violent conflict; develop methods;derive policy recommendations."
--See also: MICROCON
- Human Rights First -- Crimes Against Humanity (New York) formerly The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
News, reports, and campaign statements on human rights violations in countries around the world.
--See also: International Justice (2005)
: archive of reports.
- Human Rights Watch on Africa -and- Middle East and North Africa (New York)
Current and recent news of crisis situations, press releases, full-text investigative reports on individual countries and issues, and campaign statements.
-- HR World Report 2010
(For Africa, see Country Chapters)
- HURISEARCH (HURIDOCS -- Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International, Versoix, Switzerland; via Norway)
A searchable database of web links to documents published on the Internet by human rights NGOs around the world. "[Established in 1982] The HURIDOCS
network can be said to be composed of: general human rights activist organisations, local as well as regional; thematic and sectoral interest groups such as women, children's rights and refugee organisations; professional organisations; academic institutions; some government institutions; documentation centres of IGO bodies."
- Human Security Gateway -- Recent Reports on Africa (Human Security Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
- Ibrahim Index of African Governance. Mo Ibrahim Foundation (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
This index is a governance ranking project covering the years 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2008/2009. "The Ibrahim Index provides both a new definition of governance, as well as a comprehensive set of governance measures [for 48 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa]. Based on five categories of essential political goods, each country is assessed against 58 individual measures, capturing clear, objective outcomes: Safety and Security; Rule of Law, Transparency and Corruption; Participation and Human Rights; Sustainable Economic Development; Human Development."
- ICTJ--International Center for Transitional Justice (See below)
- Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights (Kigali, Rwanda)
"To equip communities and individuals living in Rwanda, and in the Great Lakes region at large with necessary human rights and good governance skills and knowledge to build a global culture of peace."
- IFES--International Foundation for Electoral Systems on Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East & North Africa (Washington, DC)
The website of this consultancy organization includes reports on elections and other aspects of democratic participation and institution building; some regional program web pages also include reports and videos in French or Spanish. "Since our founding in 1987, IFES has worked with election assistance and democratic development in over 100 countries...Every IFES project team partners with local organizations, and every project is staffed by local personnel."
- Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (The Hague, The Netherlands)
[Founded in 2004]...the Institute "works with educational and public policy institutions to organize and sponsor historical discourse in pursuit of acknowledgement, and the resolution of historical disputes." There are projects in Uganda
, and elsewhere outside of Africa.
- Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa = Institut pour les droits humains et le développement en Afrique (Banjul, The Gambia)
The IHRDA website includes general information about the activities of the Institute and a database of documents from the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. "The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa is a non-profit, non-governmental pan-African organisation headquartered in the Gambia. The Institute is committed to contributing to the development of the African human rights system through its programme activities.
- Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa
- "The mission of the Institute for Security Studies is to enhance human security in Africa. This is achieved through applied research and the dissemination of information that can inform decisions on critical areas of individual, national, regional and international security. The Institute is committed to democracy, good governance and the promotion of common security. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) was originally established as the Institute for Defence Policy by Dr. J. K. Cilliers, and Mr. P-B Mertz in 1990 ..."
- ISS Home Page
- ISS Publications: monographs, papers, and reports -- available online!
- African security review. (Online) -- Pretoria, South Africa: Institute for Security Studies, 1992--
Current online issues and archive. "The African Security Review is the ISS bi-monthly journal published in conjunction with the Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais in Maputo, Mozambique. ... The Review was previously published as the African Defence Review (1994) and the Southern African Defence Review (1992-1993)."
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre on Africa Norwegian Refugee Council. (Geneva, Switzerland)
- "...IDMC established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is the leading international body monitoring conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide. At the request of the United Nations, the Geneva-based IDMC runs an online database providing comprehensive information and analysis on internal displacement in some 50 countries. Based on its monitoring and data collection activities, the Centre advocates for durable solutions to the plight of the internally displaced in line with international standards."
- International Campaign to Ban Landmines (Geneva, Switzerland)
- International Center for Transitional Justice on Africa (New York, USA ; Geneva, Switzerland)
- International Committee of the Red Cross in Africa = Activités du CICR en Afrique (Geneva, Switzerland)
This website offers general and individual country reports on ICRC humanitarian operations in Africa.
- International Court of Justice = Cour internationale de Justice (The Hague, The Netherlands)
- The legal arguments, judgements, and discussion surrounding the cases before the court.
- ICJ Home Page = CIJ Page d'accueil.
- Bénin vs. Niger, 2003-
- Democratic Republic of Congo vs. Rwanda, 2002-
- Republic of Congo vs. France, 2002-
- Republic of Guinea vs. Democratic Republic of Congo, 1999-
- Cameroon v. Nigeria, 1994-
- Botswana / Namibia, 1998- : Kasikili/Sedudu Island
- International Criminal Court (The Hague, The Netherlands)
- International Crisis Group on Africa (Washington, DC)
"The ICG is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with over 110 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Crisis Group's approach is grounded in field research. Teams of political analysts are located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, Crisis Group produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers."
- International Federation of Journalists on Africa = Bureau régional pour l'Afrique (Dakar, Sénégal; Bruxelles, Belgique)
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Africa = Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge en Afrique (Geneva, Switzerland)
The website provides information on Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian programmes in Africa.
- International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX): Africa = Echange international de la liberté d'expression: Afrique (Toronto, Canada)
[Since 1992] IFEX has provided this clearinghouse website of current news on press freedom and related matters; plus links.
- International IDEA--International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance: Africa (Stockholm, Sweden)
- International Labour Organization, Regional Office for Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Geneva, Switzerland)
"The Regional Office is responsible for leading, planning and coordinating the framework of projects and programs undertaken through ILO Decent Work Technical Support Teams (4) and Country Offices (9) throughout Africa...to better serve the tripartite constituents (Governments, Workers, Employers) and promote Decent work and Social Justice for All in Africa."
--ILO Africa Publications
- IPIS--International Peace Information Service (Antwerp, Belgium)
The web site features project reports, news and weekly briefings, and maps on economic resources, conflict, and human rights in Sub-Saharan Africa, mostly in the Democratic Republic of Congo--especially Katanga and Eastern DRC. "[Funded by the European Union and the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs] IPIS is an independent research institute...three core themes: arms trade, exploitation of natural resources and corporate social responsibility."
- International Peace Institute on Africa Formerly International Peace Academy. (New York)
- "The IPI is an independent, non-partisan, international organization dedicated to promoting the peaceful settlement of armed conflicts between and within states."
- Global Observatory on "Africa" : news analysis and interviews
- IPI Home Page
- IPI Publications (Newsletter, occasional policy papers, meeting notes, reports, book information, etc.)
- International Press Institute -- Current News on Africa (Vienna, Austria)
- International Refugee Rights Initiative (New York ; Kampala)
- International Women's Media Foundation on Africa (Washington, DC)
- Inter-Parliamentary Union = Union interparlementaire (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Current and recent information on parliaments around the world, with news, event announcements and reports, web links, features on women, and databases.
- The world of parliaments. (Online) Quarterly review -- Geneva, Switzerland: IPU, 1999-
- PARLINE--Database on National Parliaments: a searchable directory of national assemblies and parliaments, with links to official web sites and recent documents.
- PARLIT Database: bibliographic references on books and articles on parliamentary law and practice.
- Interpol -- Africa Activities (Lyon, France)
General annual reports
, legal materials
, contacts, and African regional conference highlights (since 2001) are provided on this site. "Interpol is the world's largest international police organization with 181 member countries. ...established in 1923...receives, stores, analyses and circulates criminal data in co-operation with its member countries...deals only with international crimes; that is, crimes that involve two or more member countries."
- Journal of humanitarian assistance. (Online) -- Medford, Massachusetts: Alan Shawn Feinstein International Center, 1995-
An online journal with a majority of articles on Africa in current and back issues. The old archive extends back to 1995.
- Jubilee USA Network Home Page (Washington, DC)
Current news and reports on the debt problem around the world. "...an alliance of more than 80 religious denominations and faith communities, human rights, environmental, labor, and community groups working for the definitive cancellation of crushing debts to fight poverty and injustice in Asia, Africa, and Latin America." See especially: Country reports (2006-2008)
: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, and Mali
- Justice Africa (London, UK)
The website features current news and analysis on crisis situations and key issues, program information, a small collection of online papers, information about books, and related links. "Justice Africa was founded in 1999 ...work with a network of organizations based in different countries in Africa, initiating and supporting civil society activities for human rights, democracy, and peace in Africa. As a result built a civil society partnership with the African Union [AU) and its emerging institutions and established a publishing and educational arm with the Pan African Development Education and Advocacy Program (PADEAP)."
- Kabissa - Space on the Internet for the African Non-Profit Sector (Washington, DC)
- An extensive clearinghouse and website provider, with news reports on "social justice" from various online news services, opinions, and links to information about African NGOs, as well as general Africa links.
- Pambazuka newsletter. (Online) -- Oxford, UK; Cape Town, South Africa: Pambazuka, 2000-
Formerly Kabissa-Fahamu Newsletter
: Current weekly issue and back issues since December 2000. "Pambazuka News is a free weekly electronic newsletter covering news, commentary and analysis, and a range of other resources on African human rights and sustainable development. Pambazuka News is produced by Fahamu
. The newsletter includes links to news reports from various online news services and organizations, and a catalogue of back issues."
- Kalahari Peoples Fund (KPF) (Austin, Texas)
The site offers a list of KPF projects and brief information concerning this non-profit organization (est. in 1973) for the benefit of the San and other rural peoples of the Kalahari desert region in southern Africa.
- Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (Accra, Ghana)
Since 2003, the centre has been offering training programs and support for policy research and publications on peacekeeping and conflict resolution in Africa. See especially, research publications
on "Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution."
- Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung -- Namibia Office (Windhoek, Namibia)
- The site features reports on human rights and legal issues relevant to Namibia and other African countries. "KAS helps to consolidate the democratic constitution and the political and socio-economic participation of disadvantaged groups (women) in Namibia through socio-political educational and training programmes."
- Human rights in Africa: legal perspectives on their protection and promotion. (2009) Edited by Anton Bösl and Joseph Diescho. -- Windhoek, Namibia: KAS, 2009. 452 pages in PDF format
- All e-books and other publications: elections, children's rights, and other legal issues in Namibia; Angolan elections; SADC; etc.
- Lexidin World Law Guide: Legislation -- By Country (The Netherlands)
A library of links to major legislation organized by country, including constitutional, electoral, commercial, mining, banking, environmental, and administrative laws...download documents in WORD or PDF formats.
- Libération Afrique -- Solidarité internationale et luttes sociales en Afrique subsaharienne (Paris, France)
Un portail des actualités et des commentaires: << Le site souhaite donner la parole à celles et ceux qui, en Afrique et ailleurs, luttent aujourd'hui pour l'annulation de la dette, les libertés, l'émancipation des femmes, un nouvel ordre économique mondial, la protection de l'environnement, etc. >>
- Ligue de droits de l'Homme sur l'Afrique sub-saharienne, le Maghreb, et le Moyen Orient (Paris, France)
- LDGL: Ligue des Droits de la Personne dans la région des Grands Lacs africains (Bujumbura, Burundi)
Un site pour tous les ONGs dans la région, avec les actualités et beaucoup de rapports sur la situation des droits humains et de sécurité depuis 2003 pour chaque pays.
- Live 8 Concerts -- The Long Walk to Justice, July 2-6, 2005 and related events in 2006
- LRA Crisis Tracker (Invisible Children, Inc., San Diego, California)
"...a real-time mapping platform and data collection system created to bring an unprecedented level of transparency to the atrocities of the Lord’s Resistance Army
. Using information sourced from Invisible Children’s Early Warning Radio Network, UN agencies, and local NGOs, this tool allows for better response from governments, policy-makers, and humanitarian organizations."
--See also: Kony2012: Invisible Children
: a campaign site
- Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Media Foundation for West Africa (Legon, Accra, Ghana)
This site --in English or in French-- features current news and alerts on press freedom issues in the region. "The MFWA seeks to advance the development of free mass media and of a culture of free expression using advocacy strategies, networking and collaboration..."
- Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) (Windhoek, Namibia)
"MISA is a non-governmental organisation with members in 11 of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. Officially launched in September 1992, MISA focuses primarily on the need to promote free, independent and pluralistic media..."
--See especially: Country chapters
and Publications and downloads
- MICROCON: A Micro-Level Analysis of Violent Conflict (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
The site features research working papers, policy working papers, and policy briefings. "...is a five-year research programme funded by the European Commission. The programme takes an innovative micro level, multidisciplinary approach to studying the conflict cycle."
--See also: Households in Conflict Network
- Minorities at Risk Project: Tracking Ethnopolitical Conflict Worldwide (Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, College Park)
Selected country profiles and minority ethnic group reports (with endnotes and regional bibliographies) which are periodically updated. Access to some project data may require registration.
"Minorities at Risk is an independent, university-based research project that monitors and analyzes the status and conflicts of politically-active communal groups in countries with a population of at least 500,000." See also:
-- Peace and Conflict 2005: A Global Survey of Armed Conflicts, Self-Determination Movements, and Democracy.
By Monty G. Marshall and Ted Robert Gurr. -- College Park, MD; University of Maryland, Center for International Development and Conflict Management, 2005. PDF format.
- Minority Rights Group International (London, UK)
News reports, summaries, and selected full text reports (downloadable in PDF format---with registration). In-depth reports for Africa: Dem. Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, "Great Lakes" region, Kenya, Namibia, and Uganda. "MRG works to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities."
- Mouvement contre les armes légères en Afrique de l'Ouest (MALAO) (Dakar, Sénégal; via RAFAL--Réseau africain francophone sur les armes légères, Groupe de recherche et d'information sur la paix et la sécurité, Bruxelles, Belgique)
- 'NEPAD: New Partnership for African Development', 'New African Initiative' & Related Documents, 2001-- (via United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- OHADA.com: Le Portail du Droit des Affaires en Afrique (Centre d'affaire La Défense, Paris, France)
Une archive de publications en français sur le droit en Afrique. Il faut s'incrire pour avoir accés aux textes intégrals et aux autres services du site.
- OpenNet Initiative on SubSaharan Africa -and- Middle East & North Africa (The Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto; Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University; Advanced Network Research Group at the Cambridge Security Programme, University of Cambridge; and Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, UK)
"Our aim is to investigate, expose and analyze Internet filtering and surveillance practices in a credible and non-partisan fashion."
- Open Society Justice Initiative on Africa (Open Society Foundations, New York)
- Justice Initiative in Africa (General)
- Fact sheet: "Nationality and discrimination: the case of Kenyan Nubians." (April 2011)
- International law and the right to nationality in Sudan. By Bronwen Manby. (Feb. 2011) -- New York: Open Society Foundations, 2011. 35 pages in PDF format
- Citizenhip law in Africa: a comparative study. 2nd ed. By Bronwen Manby. (Nov 2010) -- New York: Open Society Foundations, 2010. 120 pages in PDF format
- "Criminal force: torture, abuse, and extrajudicial killings by the Nigeria Police Force. By Network on Police Reform in Nigeria. (May 2010) -- New York: Open Society Institute, 2010. 134 pages in PDF format
- Corruption and its consequences in Equatorial Guinea: a briefing paper. (March 2010) 20 pages in PDF format
- Struggles for citizenship in Africa. By Bronwen Manby. (October 2009) -- London, UK: Published by Zed Books in association with the International African Institute, The Royal African Society, and The Social Science Research Council, 2009. Each chapter in PDF format
- Africa discrimination and citizenship audit report. (April 1, 2005)
- First All African Training Workshop held in Durban, South Africa. (October 2004)
- Africa Citizenship and Discrimination Preparatory Meeting issues report. (July 27, 2004)
- Civilian Oversight of the Police in South Africa Mini-Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, June 23-24, 2003
- Combining learning and legal aid: clinical legal education in Africa. (June 28, 2003)
- Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) (Dakar, Senegal ; Abuja, Nigeria ; Monrovia, Liberia)
- "...covers 18 countries, which include the 15 members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as well as Cameroon, Chad, and Mauritania. It supports civil society communities and advocates to governments on issues of governance; law, justice and human rights; public health and development; information, communication technology, and media."
- Migration and deportation in West Africa: developing effective remedies. (Abuja, March 9-10, 2008) Edited by Sam Amadi. -- Dakar, Senegal: OSIWA, 2010. 129 pages in PDF format
- Democratic recession in West Africa: challenges to revivalism. (2008) Edited by Gbenga Gbesan.
-- Dakar, Senegal: OSIWA, 2010. 89 pages in PDF format
- WACSI--West Africa Civil Society Institute (Accra, Ghana)
"...to strengthen the institutional and technical capacity of CSOs." See especially: WACSI News
- See also: West Africa Democracy Radio below
- Organisation internationale de la francophonie: Espace francophone des Droits de l'Homme, de la Démocratie et de la Paix (Paris, France)
- Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture = World Organization Against Torture (Geneva, Switzerland)
"Created in 1986, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is today the main coalition of international non-governmental organisations (NGO) fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment."
-- Search OMCT reports by region & country
- The Organization of African Unity (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) For more information, see the new "African Union" website above.
- Actions taken by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the OAU, 1992- (via African Human Rights Resource Center, University of Minnesota, Human Rights Library)
Includes a link to the University of Cincinnati-College of Law, DIANA Collections, with online documents from the early years of the OAU.
- The "Creation of the OAU" Web Site (Makonnen Ketema, USA)
Warning: The links on this site only work with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
An unofficial site offering a historical summary on the OAU, with many photographs -- based on interviews with and the personal papers of Ketema Yifru, who served as Foreign Minister of Ethiopia during the Haile Selassie years.
- Pambazuka news. (Online) -- Oxford, UK ; Cape Town, South Africa : Fahamu, 2000-
Formerly Kabissa-Fahamu Newsletter
: Current weekly issue and back issues since December 2000. "Pambazuka News is a free weekly electronic newsletter covering news, commentary and analysis, and a range of other resources on African human rights and sustainable development. Pambazuka News is produced by Fahamu
. The newsletter includes links to news reports from various online news services and organizations, and a catalogue of back issues."
- Partnership Africa Canada = Partenariat Afrique Canada (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
- "PAC is a Canadian NGO working with African NGOs on issues of human rights, diamonds & human security and sustainable development."
- RADDHO--Rencontre africaine pour la défense des Droits de l'Homme (Dakar, Sénégal)
- << La RADDHO est une organisation non gouvernementale internationale ayant le statu consultatif spécial auprès du Conseil Economique et Social des Nations Unies, member observateur de la Commission Africaine des Droits de l'Homme et des Peuples de l'Union Africain. >>
- RAP21--Réseau africain de presse pour le 21ème siècle = African Press Network for the 21st century (World Association of Newspapers, Paris, France)
Le site offre un bulletin d'information --en français et en anglais-- sur la gestion des médias et les violations de la liberté de la presse sur le continent. "[Lancé en septembre 2000 en liaison avec l'Union des Editeurs de Presse d'Afrique Centrale] un réseau électronique pour la presse africaine, qui sert de plate-forme d'échange d'idées et d'informations, et de forum de discussion entre les directeurs de journaux, les journalistes et les autres professionnels des médias sur le continent africain."
- REDRESS on Africa (London, UK)
This site features program news and position papers on torture and 'justice for survivors' especially in the Democratic Rep. of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, & Zimbabwe. "...a human rights organisation that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. REDRESS works with survivors to help restore their dignity and to make torturers accountable."
- Regional Centre on Small Arms (Nairobi, Kenya)
The web site includes current news and publications, such as RECSA Bulletin, RECSA annual reports, and related documents. "RECSA is an institutional framework arising from Nairobi Declaration 
to coordinate the joint effort by National Focal Points in Member States to prevent, combat and eradicate stockpiling and illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons in the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa."
- Reporters sans frontières sur l'Afrique. (Paris, France) Voir aussi: English
- Search for Common Ground (Washington, DC, USA ; Brussels, Belgium)
- Social Conflict in Africa Database The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Climate Change and African Political Stability. (University of Texas at Austin, Texas)
"The Social Conflict in Africa Database (SCAD) includes information on over 7,300 protests, riots, strikes, coups, communal violence, and other types of social unrest. SCAD covers all countries in Africa with a population of over 1 million from 1990 until 2010, and will be periodically updated. The research team compiled the data from Associated Press (AP) and Agence France Presse (AFP) news wires."
- SAFLII--Southern African Legal Information Institute (Braamfontein, South Africa)
This searchable database offers free access to full plain text versions of selected high court judgements and legal case reports. "...includes superior court judgments from Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our recent additions include a full consolidated collection of Uganda legislation and Lesotho caselaw. Currently in preparation: Lesotho, Zambia, Namibia and Uganda judgments, as well as Uganda subsidiary legislation."
- SARW--Southern Africa Resource Watch (Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa)
The site features news, information about recent books, country legislation watch, contact information for country ministries, and downloadable research reports and papers on extractive industries in 10 southern African countries -- outside of South Africa, plus a field office in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "To monitor corporate and state conduct in the extraction and beneficiation of natural resources in Southern Africa region, in particular assessing to what extent these efforts contribute to sustainable development...to consolidate research and advocacy on natural resources extraction issues in Southern Africa."
- Slavery and Slave Trade -- UNESCO Documents
- Small Arms Survey on Sub-Saharan Africa -and- North Africa and Middle East (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland)
A clearinghouse of reports on all aspects of small arms available online from various sources on the Internet.
- Survival International on Africa and other world regions (London, UK)
A fund-raising and advocacy campaign website featuring cases from Botswana, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Central Africa. "Survival is the only international organisation supporting tribal peoples worldwide. It was founded in 1969..."
- Third World Network Africa (Accra, Ghana)
The site features news analysis, some downloadable reports, and related links. "TWN Africa is a Non Governmental Organisation which carries out Research and Advocacy on issues of social and economic policy that advances the needs and interests of peoples of African and other third world countries (especially marginalized social groups), a fair distribution of world's resources, and forms of development which are sustainable and fulfil human needs."
- Transparency International (Berlin, Germany)
- "TI...international non-governmental organisation devoted to combating corruption, brings civil society, business, and governments together in a powerful global coalition. TI, through its International Secretariat and more than 85 independent national chapters around the world, works at both the national and international level to curb both the supply and demand of corruption."
- TI Publications (General)
- Surveys and Indices -- Africa & The Middle East
- Mapping of corruption and governance measurement tools in Sub-Saharan Africa (January 2008) PDF format
- TI Kenya Chapter
- "Local corruption diagnostics and measurement tools in Africa." (2004) By Anna Hakobyan & Marie Wolkers, February 2004. -- Bergen, Norway: U4 Utstein Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, produced for Transparency International, 2004. [Appendix: Overview Matrix] (PDF formats)
- TI Source Book 2000 -- Confronting corruption: the elements of a national integrity system. By Jeremy Pope. -- Berlin, Germany: Transparency International, 2000. (HTML and PDF formats)
- Tufts University: Feinstein International Center -- Publications (Medford, Massachusetts)
"The Center's research--on the politics and policy of aiding the vulnerable, on protection and rights in crisis situations, and on the restoration of lives and livelihoods--feeds into both its teaching and its long-term partnerships with humanitarian and human rights agencies."
- United Nations Agencies on Africa (via Columbia University Libraries)
- UNESCO on Contemporary Slavery and Slave Trade
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) on Africa (Washington, DC)
"To address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life."
--See also: World Refugee Survey
- United States. Department of State: Reports on Human Rights, International Religious Freedom, and Trafficking in Persons, 1993 to present (via Columbia University Libraries)
- United States NGOs, Research & Policy Institutes (via Columbia University Libraries)
- University of Peace -- UPEACE Africa Programme (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Geneva, Switzerland; San José, Costa Rica)
The site includes downloadable research publications (books and reports) and practical manuals. "[Since 2002]...the programme focused on the necessity to stimulate and strengthen the capacity in Africa to teach, train and conduct research in areas of peace and conflict studies."
- West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) (Dakar, Senegal)
Covering most of West Africa, this news site --in English or in French-- features brief articles and highlights from news broadcasts. "...a trans-territorial radio station set up to facilitate the exchange of development information between and among countries of West Africa, including Mauritania, Chad and Cameroon...an undertaking of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)."
- West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) (Accra, Ghana)
The site --in English or in French-- includes recent news, policy reports (PDF format), and information on the organization's activities. "Work began in 1990 to establish a regional network of peacebuilding initiatives in West Africa. This arose as a result of the Liberia civil war, which necessitated the creation of a regional peace intervention force. Religious and civil society groups were mobilized to collectively participate in active peacebuilding."
- West African Research Association "Peace Initiative in West Africa" (Dakar, Senegal)
- Witness: Human Rights Video Advocacy Web Site (Brooklyn, New York)
General information about the "Witness" program, a video archive catalog, and multi-media, online feature stories which include some on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, and Uganda.
- Women, Law and Development in Africa -- West Africa = Femmes, Droit et Développement en Afrique -- Afrique de l'Ouest (Lomé, Togo)
"Created in 1990 [and headquartered in Harare
], WiLDAF/FeDDAF...to promote and strengthen strategies that link law and development for the emergence of a culture for the exercise and respect of women’s rights in Africa. ...It brings together 500 organizations and 1200 individuals who, spread in 27 countries."
- The World Bank: Worldwide Governance Indicators, 1996-2010 (Washington, DC)
[The WGI]...project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 212 countries and territories over the period 1996–2010, for six dimensions of governance: voice and accountability; political stability and absence of violence; government effectiveness; regulatory quality; rule of law; control of corruption.
- World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance" -- Durban, South Africa, 31 August - 7 September 2001 (United Nations, New York)
- This site features general information, documents, conference-related texts, press releases, etc.
- World Social Forum, Dakar, Senegal, February 6-11, 2011
The site is in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The deadline for registration by organizations is December 15, 2010!!
- World Social Forum---International Council Documents (2001 to present)
See also: World Social Forum (São Paulo, Brazil)
The site features all information on this annual event, the programme, and related links to current and past events. The WSF 2007 was held in January in Kenya, WSF 2006 meetings were held in January in Mali/Pakistan/Venezuela...and WSF 2001 was in October/November in Senegal.