The Kenyan Penal code currently criminalises same sex relations in sections 162 and 165. A penalty can be 14 years in prison. The courts recently postponed a reconsideration of the code until May This interesting article from the Conversation sets such laws in a wider colonial context For further information try these resources: For background context see the UK Home […]
China has become the biggest donor of aid to Africa- read more about the background in this interesting article from the Conversation. The Economist has also recently launched the China Going Global Index . which you can download from its website after free registration. It ranks 59 major economies in terms of their attractiveness to […]
Two major annual reports released recently. African Human Development report 2016 focuses upon women’s empowerment. The Arab Human Development report focuses upon Youth. Keep up to date with recent publications by checking the magnificent ELDIS website .
Useful online project and exhibition space created in collaboration by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education (Kennesaw State University) and the Ben M’Sik Community Museum (Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco) which seeks to explore the identities and experiences of Muslims living in the U.S. South as well as Moroccan Muslims in the largely immigrant […]
Just released by the WHO includes data on progress towards health-related Millennium Development goals. It forms part of the Wider WHO African Health Observatory which has a wealth of reports and data on health and health care in Africa. It also has country profiles and the full text of recent issues of the African Health […]
The 2016 indicators have recently been released by Global Integrity. They cover rule of law, accountability, elections, public management, civil service integrity, access to information and openness. It is possible to se country files and view the methodology. Other useful indicators on this topic include: The Ibrahim Index of African Governance which is up to […]
New publication from the European Commission. Download the full text in PDF from the website. Provides descriptions and examples of key EU research programmes in these fields. Each entry include details of partners, description and outcome.
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Kenya digital archives: Google has been partnering with the Kenyan National Archives to provide free access to a great new online digital library . This currently has 8 online exhibitions with over 1,000 items in total. Topics are heroes of the nation (including independence) traditional carvings, calabash currently available are images and photographs only. Other […]
The African Online Digital Library is a collaborative project between MATRIX, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, the African Studies Center, and universities and cultural heritage organizations in Africa. It is a portal to multimedia collections about Africa. It provides a single site access to 16 collections of high quality electronic materials covering African history, […]
Nigerian Presidential elections are due to take place soon. The Nigeria Security Tracker from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a useful tool for understanding the background of political violence since 2011.