Claude Kabemba's picture

Crossing the Borders

Trans-Border Resource conflicts between the Democratic Republic of Congo, and its neighbours Angola and Uganda


Congolese Jurisprudence under International Criminal Law

To what extent is Congolese jurisprudence in line with that of international criminal tribunals, and in particular with that of the International Criminal Court (ICC) whose Congolese courts have directly applied the Statute?


Towards Democratic Developmental States in Southern Africa

During the 1980s and 90s – the lost decades of development for Sub-Sahara – African states implemented Structural Adjustment Programmes at the behest of the IMF and World Bank.

Dorothy Brislin's picture

Zambia Elections 2016: ZEIC Launches Citizens Pre-Election Report

A pre-election report providing a comprehensive view of events and activities in the run-up to the elections. In this report offered to key stakeholders and the electorate, ZEIC notes a number of key issues that may be determining factors in the delivery of a free fair and credible elections.


Botswana’s Diamond Deception

Since its independence from Britain in 1966, Botswana has been hailed as Africa’s model nation, a “political diamond.” The country, which is the size of France but with only about 2 million residents, is stable—its democratic elections so peaceful and predictable they’ve garnered an enviable epithet, “boring.” Fifty years ago, Botswana was one of the world’s 10 poorest nations; now it’s considered a middle-income country.


Role of education sector in providing care and support to OVC in Lesotho and Swaziland

As the HIV epidemic continues to unfold across southern Africa, countries are still struggling to find effective means to address many of its negative impacts at individual, family and community levels. One of the most complicated challenges is how to support the growing number of orphans and other children made vulnerable, or made more vulnerable, by the direct and indirect effects of HIV on their households. In particular, there have been many individual and institutional efforts to assist these children through schools and other educational services and institutions.


Pre-trial custody time limits in Malawi

Many pre-trial detainees in Malawi will spend months or even years in detention – without being tried or found guilty. An audti of pre-trial detainees in Malawi, which was undertaken by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) in 2011, revealed a number of systemic procedural and structural problems in the criminal justice system that contribute to this situation.


Proposed SADC Parliament

Richard Lee's picture

State Reconstruction in Zimbabwe

The meeting explored some of the most important challenges presently facing state reconstruction efforts in Zimbabwe, and considered strategies to accelerate the process.

Richard Lee's picture

Zimbabwean sign language dictionary

Zimbabwe finally has its first comprehensive Sign Language dictionary. Authoritative and up-to-date, the dictionary will prove to be the standard reference book for years to come. It will be an indispensable guide not only for deaf people but also for their relatives, friends and others, such as teachers, counsellors, social workers and health care workers.



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