The past week’s news was dominated by harrowing scenes and pictures of brutalised citizens, most of whom were demonstrating in various parts of the country under the banner of the National Electoral Reforms Agenda (NERA). The protesters allege that they were brutalised by police after having been arrested as they protested to compel government to implement a raft of reforms they are pushing for under NERA.
This is an inspirational note to all young people in Africa and beyond. The article seeks to give some insights and direction on how young aspiring leaders can achieve their goals, this piece is from Ghana.
The African Democracy Forum would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the International Day of Peace 2016 under the theme: The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”. The African Democracy Forum (ADF) is a regional network launched in Abuja, Nigeria in October 2000 comprising of civil society organisations,
This is a round up of Zimbabweans views on the recent NERA demos, and the reaction shown by the police, which amounts to nothing but brutality. Read through these tweets to see how Zimbabweans feel about all this:
2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), the flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative, is now open. YALI is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.
The African Development Bank is recruiting 5 Directors (Climate change and green growth; Energy statistics, policy and regulation; Power systems development; Renewable energy; Transformative energy partnerships) to support the implementation of its High 5s. Deadline: 2 October 2016. For more information about this opportunity please visit
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs is recruiting a Statistician who will be based in New York. The deadline to apply is 14 November 2016. Please find more information at the following link: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=66844