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Open letter to the African Union on the resurgence of xenophobic violence in South Africa

10 June 2015

We, the undersigned organisations, write to you as concerned organisations and citizens of the African continent to raise concern about the xenophobic attacks in the Republic of South Africa which have recently taken place against migrants and refugees predominantly from other African countries. We approach you as the body...

Campaigning to decriminalize rogue and vagabond (vakabu) laws in Malawi

26 April 2015

Evidence tells us that around the world, marginalized groups are at increased risk of right violations in their interaction with the criminal justice system and indeed in almost all spheres of public life. Laws against loitering, being a “rogue or a vagabond,” or having no “ostensible means of assistance” are prolific and...

Website launch: Wealth of Nations

23 March 2015

Africa is losing money. Wealth of Nations works with the continent’s leading journalists and media organisations to expose those responsible for abusing tax and plundering assets. 

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OSISA Angola - U.S. Security Exchange Commission (SCE) submission

04 March 2015



The Honourable Mary Jo White
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC


East African ministers pledge support for World Social Science event in Durban

03 March 2015

On the 20th anniversary of the Copenhagen declaration and programme of action on social development eleven ministers from the eastern Africa region concluded their discussions on the topic of global justice with a call for the ‘active participation’ of policy-makers and researchers from the region in the World...

2015 Oak Human Rights Fellowship

28 October 2014

Can you think of a front-line activist in need of respite?

We are pleased to issue this call for nominations for the 2015 Oak Human Rights Fellowship, sponsored by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The fellowship is...

Mozambique Vote 2014

07 October 2014

An analytical report titled “The 2014 General Elections in Mozambique: Analysis of Fundamental Questions” was launched at an elections round-table in Maputo on 7th October, 2014. The paper was commissioned by OSISA and AfRO as part of engagement with elections in Mozambique. The analysis was done by Professor Joao...

SADC people’s summit roars into life

18 August 2014

The 2014 People’s Summit opened yesterday (14 August 2014) with over two hundred delegates from La Via Campesina Africa, the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA), WoMin and the People’s Dialogue demanding  renewed focus on issues affecting farmers, rural women and mining impacted communities.

The opening touched on...

Chaos mars start of Malawian 2014 tripartite poll

21 May 2014
Late opening of polling stations, missing ballot papers and voters’ registers characterised voting in Malawi today as voters queued-up to cast their ballots in Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government elections across the country.
A statement from the Chairperson of the Malawi...

Victory for freedom of thought in Botswana

08 April 2014

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) welcomes the news that Methaetsile Leepile, after 13 years of fighting a civil defamation suit, has finally had the matter dismissed by the High Court of Botswana.

Leepile, a prominent media personality...

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