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Why international justice must go local: the ICC in Africa

Criticism of the ICC on the grounds of anti-African bias or neo-colonialism is simplistic. It overstates the power of the ICC and underestimates the ability of African states to manipulate the Court for their own ends.
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Omaru Badara Sisay Director of the Situation Room, National Ebola Response Centre (NERC)

OB Sisay describes the function of the national response centre, analyses external interventions and considers what the country learned from the crisis.
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IPTL, Richmond and “Escrow”: The price of private power procurement in Tanzania by Brian Cooksey

In this Briefing Note Brian Cooksey chronicles how politics and rent-seeking have subverted the development of Tanzania’s power sector during the past quarter of a century.
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Professor Attahiru Jega on election management and democracy in Nigeria

This long form interview with former INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega reflects on election management and the state of democracy in Nigeria
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How Kenya is Failing to Create Decent Jobs

The publication uses pay as you earn (PAYE) taxation data from the Kenya Revenue Authority to define and analyse middle-income earners in formal employment in Kenya.
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How alternative dispute resolution made a comeback in Nigeria’s courts By Emilia Onyema and Monalisa Odibo

Disputes handled by Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) are consistently resolved more quickly, cheaply and amicably than those heard in Nigeria’s congested courts.
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Mozambique’s debt crisis: Trawling for answers

In anticipation of an audit of borrowing by three Mozambican companies afforded questionable sovereign guarantees, this paper examines their debts and considers how the government and its creditors might extricate themselves from the current crisis.
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Lara Taylor-Pearce on transparency and accountability in public financial management

In this interview with Sierra Leone's Auditor General, Lara Taylor-Pearce, we discussed the role of the audit office in ensuring transparency and accountability in public financial management and the associated challenges of trying to do so.
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Constitution-making in Côte d’Ivoire by Nick Branson

There has never been a meaningful attempt to consult Ivorians on the content of their constitution, let alone reach a consensus. The current process is a missed opportunity, but it should not come as a surprise.