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In a wood-panelled room on the Jinhua campus of Zhejiang Normal University, by the picture-perfect Xinyue Lake, is a wonderful and surprising secret: one of the most valuable collections of African artefacts in the People’s Republic of China. The collection includes fetish objects from the Congo River basin circa 1000 […]
An increasing number of women are buying, inheriting or building privately-owned residential homes in South Africa. This brief essay focusses on African women and their approach to owning residential property. Through in-depth interviews, it illuminates a practice of acquiring residential property that is significantly shaped by conceptions of dignity. To […]
The Buhari Administration and Economic Governance: Assessing Progress of Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Policy Recommendations · The executive and the legislature should constitute a team of carefully selected experts to continuously harmonize divergent positions and interests in order to smoothen the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) · To protect the nation’s earnings, the National Assembly should exercise stronger oversight in ensuring […]
Over the past five years, the African Union (AU) has become much more committed to natural resource governance. Previously, continental organisations had formulated symbolic proclamations, but with little concrete implementation and follow-up as regards outcomes. These symbolic proclamations include the 1979 Lagos Plan of Action, which addressed Africa’s need to […]
China intensifying its engagement with the African Union (AU) is indicative of the extent of its activities across the continent. The AU Commission was officially admitted into Focac (Forum on China-Africa Cooperation) in 2011, and China opened an official mission at the AU in 2015. From Africa’s point of view, […]
Below are links to a summary of the GGA Voter Sentiment Survey in South Africa’s official languages. AfrikaansEnglishNdebeleSepedi SesothoSiswatiTsonga TswanaVendaXhosa Zulu
This is the full Good Governance Africa report on the Local Government 2016 Voter Sentiment Survey. LocGov VSS full Analysis
Esteemed dignitaries and guests, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, friends, Welcome to the home of Good Governance Africa. Just over a year ago, on the leap year day of 29 February, 2016, we launched the first findings from our Local Governance programme from the Atrium of the Old Fort, once a […]