Tag CSOs

Burundi: Hunting for CSOs intensifies

Bujumbura – The striking off and suspension of several civil society organizations (CSOs) by the Burundian government causes fear for the regime and doubt about its governance. Five of them are accused of “carrying out activities that are not in accordance with their goals set out in their statutes and which are likely to disrupt the order and security of the state.”

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CSOs Rally Environmentalist Jailed for Exposing Land Grabbing in Cameroon

Farmers and activists in Cameroon say a jail sentence handed down on an environmentalist who exposed land-grabbing by a multinational agro-industrial company, sends a dangerous signal to communities trying to protect their land and resources.

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Italy overhauls its development cooperation system in search for a fresh start

Italy may well now sport a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation; in fact, the good news is that the Italian Parliament gave its final clearance to the legislation to reform the Italian development cooperation system last week, on 1st August.

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EU Development Cooperation: Welcome to the blending era

Brussels – On the eve of the European Development ministers meeting in Florence as part of the Italian EU Presidency, publishes a dossier on a new EU development cooperation narrative that focuses on bringing the private sector to the centre of its development strategies. This silent revolution can be summarized in one word: blending.

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Uganda’s Human Rights Record Plunges With Signing of Anti-Gay Law

Kampala – Uganda’s gays are bracing themselves for a spate of arrests and harassment as the country’s draconian anti-gay bill was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on Monday, Feb. 24.

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Italy: Lapo Pistelli, “the Development co-operation bill is not aimed at eliminating NGOs nor tax relief for them”

Rome – Following an article published on Afronline’s publisher Vita Non Profit – in which some critical aspects of  the new bill on Development Cooperation were highlighted – the Italian Deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, Lapo Pistelli, clarifies some points.

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