The second edition has recently been released in a collaboration between The African Union Commission, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank. ARII uses sixteen indicators, grouped into five dimensions, to measure how well each country and region in Africa is integrated with its neighbours. The indicators are grouped into 5 areas: Trade […]
A new report from think tank Rand describes the building of the database which has links to useful sources for researchers on detecting spam, codes, credibility scoring, disinformation tracking, verification and education. Also released this week a report from Fullfact.org and Africa Check which includes information resources and an excellent report entitled: Media and information […]
Latest Afrobarometer finding on opinion polls conducted in 34 African nations 2016-18. It also covers attitudes towards household decision making. Download the facts and methodology from the website. Assests include mobile phones, computers, bank accounts, transport and TVs.
Find out in the latest annual report on the global rate of connection from the ITU. This year’s theme is Broadband as Foundation for Sustainable Development. It considers issues on how to bring Africa online and the global digital gap. A new report by the Collaboration for International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), considers […]
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 […]