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The Egyptian Revolution 2011: From virtual reality to a democratic and secular state
by Ayman Zohry The Egyptian revolution of January 25th, 2011 attested that communication technology can jump from virtual reality to real life. The revolution proved that the...
The Cost of Future Conflict in Sudan: A new report by Frontier, ISS and SID
50 days ahead of the referendum on independence for Southern Sudan, a new report by Frontier (Europe) in cooperation with the Nairobi-based Institute of Security Studies and the...
Trade Negotiations in East Africa: The necessity to implement a joint trade negotiations body
by Gladys Kirungi The East African Community (EAC) On the 2nd of March 2004, the East Africa partner states signed the East Africa Customs Union Protocol. This was expected to...
Communication at the heart of change. Reflections from SIDbaires Chapter
by Marcelo Garcia Communication is at the heart of change, not simply as mediation but as an arena where a community builds its destiny via politics. In our hyper-media societies...
The Search for a More Perfect Union?
Through a referendum on August 4 2010, Kenyans decide whether or not to adopt a new constitution. This will be the first time that Kenya's voters go to the polls after the General...
Tensions and reversals in democratic transitions: The Kenya 2007 general elections
'Tensions and Reversals in Democratic Transitions: The Kenya 2007 General Elections' is a joint publication of the Society for International Development (East Africa) and the...
Children who become soldiers
by Saskia Baas Over the past few years, the use of children as soldiers in armed conflict has become a source of immense moral outrage among rights activists as well as the...
Africa: Rethinking in action! Interview with Chambi Chachage
Q. First of all, could you explain the aim and the meaning of your blog's mission statement 'rethinking in action'? A. Rethinking in action is an adaptation of the phrase '...
New forms of citizen's engagement
by Fatma Alloo I come from Zanzibar where we claim to be Zanzibar first and then something else! 'Where people do not go to street to demand [electrical] power (umeme) but do so...
Rebuilding Somalia: Whose role and responsibility? Interview with Mohamed Aden Sheikh
The Somali Diaspora Q: In respect to the worsening of the crisis in both the political and humanitarian fields, are the efforts of the diaspora growing? Or do you think that...