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Date: March 14, 2011
Location: The Nation (Lilongwe, Malawi)

Malawi will from Monday host a five-day high level international meeting in the capital, Lilongwe, which is expected to pool together smallholder farmers and civil society leaders from seven countries across Africa.

TrustAfrica Seeks to Improve Advocacy and Strengthen Capacity to Advance International Criminal Justice in Africa

The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, a grantee of the Zim Alliance, filed a joint petition on behalf of civil society organizations in Zimbabwe this weekend during a meeting for the SADC Heads of State Special Sumimt on Zimbabwe.

Download the petition under "Attachments" below.


Over the past decade, governance assessments have become increasingly important tools in Africa for monitoring whether governments are failing or succeeding in their commitments in legislation, government policies and international law. A workshop gathering civil society, development practitioners and research institutes will focus on civil society's involvement in governance assessments and explore how these tools can better influence governance and policy processes, and hold governments accountable.

Post-independence states on the continent and indeed worldwide are increasingly seeing the convening and mobilising power of civil society as a threat to their authority. As pressure has mounted from groups that are tired of being viewed as third-class citizens in their own countries, an increasing number of States are resorting to violent crackdowns, using and mis-using domestic laws and regulations as well as the state security apparatus to assert their authority.

Date: March 13, 2012
Location: Bamako, Dakar, Niamey, Lomé and Ouagadougou

The “Ecole Regionale Superieure de la Magistrature” (ERSUMA) or the Higher Regional School of the Judiciary, a sub-regional organization for “the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa” will be hosting a workshop on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30 AM that will be videocast in the capital cities of several countries throughout West Africa, including Bamako, Dakar, Niamey, Lomé and Ouagadougou.  The workshop is to discuss the findings of a study that was financed by TrustAfrica’s Investment Climate and Business Environment (ICBE) project on the topic “The Difficulties of Debt Recovery by SMEs in the WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union: the Case of Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.”  The videocast will be available in the media centers of the “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie” (AUF).  The workshop will be opened by the General Director of ERSUMA, as well as Mr. Sunday A. Khan, head of the ICBE project for TrustAfrica.  Further information is available through ERSUMA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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