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Botswana: Why Masisi held on, and how voters rejected ethnic politics

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="1544" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Siphosami Malunga, Executive Director, OSISA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]We did not expect this result. Analysts had given the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), led by Mokgweetsi Masisi less chance of winning the elections on 23 October than its...

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Civil Society and corruption: a time for self-introspection

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="1493" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Velaphi Mamba, Team Leader Economic & Social Justice, OSISA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]For the past 12 years I have had the privilege of working in civil society in Swaziland and the region. My first experience came through...

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Zimbabwe: corruption and patronage do more damage than sanctions

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="1544" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Siphosami Malunga, Executive Director, OSISA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Zimbabwe’s government declared 25 October a national holiday. The country will come to a standstill. Schools are to be closed and the government has ordered head teachers to bus...

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#IDUAI2019

The struggle for the right to access to information in the region has been long and tedious. This, despite the fact that regional and international instruments, including Goal 16.10 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to which many countries are state party, recognise the centrality...

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Botswana unravels: unmasking Africa’s democracy poster child

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="1544" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Siphosami Malunga, Executive Director, OSISA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]It seemed too good to be true. A diamond-rich, corruption-free, democratic, prosperous, and peaceful African country with a tradition of peaceful transfer of presidential power (the incumbent president voluntarily...

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VOXPOPS Q&A

What Is Your Take On The Conference Thus Far? Thus far I think the initiative is good, I am just a little bit worried about what the overall take away will be. It is nice to meet in hotels but that doesn’t change the debt...

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Debt, Gender and Power

“Who has power and who doesn’t have it determines what works and what doesn’t”. This powerful remark by activist Nancy Kachingwe captures the essence of the session on the implications of debt for women. Which took place on the second day of OSISA´s regional conference...

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