REGIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY JOINT STATEMENT ON THE ONSLAUGHT OF CIVIC SPACE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE IN EAST AFRICA

 We, the undersigned representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) operating within the East African Community and operating under the East African Community (EAC) Consultative Dialogue Framework (CDF) met through a webinar on 19th June 2020, convened by EACSOF Kenya Chapter, to discuss continued threats to civic space due to restrictions imposed as a result of […]

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Chairs a virtual EAC Consultative Meeting with Heads of State of Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan on the regional response to COVID-19.

View this post on Instagram Highlights of the #EAC Heads of State in a consultative virtual meeting to address regional preparedness and response to #COVID19 Pandemic. A post shared by EAC Youth Ambassadors Platform (@eacyouthambassadors) on May 12, 2020 at 10:42pm PDT  

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Covid-19 Fund issues donations guidelines after chaos.

The national steering committee on coronavirus has outlined guidelines on how the public can donate to Kenyans affected by the pandemic. In a statement issued Sunday, Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund Chair Jane Karuku said those who wish to make donations should engage the Fund Secretariat, who will in turn coordinate distributions to families and persons […]

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EAC member states lack cohesive plan to fight pandemic

Failed attempts by EAC Heads of States to hold a virtual conference on the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the widening ideological rift between member countries. Current chair of the East Africa Community and Rwandan President Paul Kagame last week said the lack of co-ordination at the presidential level has exposed the region to a […]

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Protecting School Feeding Programmes to suport children during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Last week, millions of children and young people should have been returning to classrooms after the Easter break. But with more than half of the world’s population forced into lockdown to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, many are unable to even leave the confines of their homes. The impact on education is […]

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Nigeria and tales of ‘civic-space capture’

Recently, I attended an international conference of the Society of Public Management and Administration in Pretoria, South Africa. At the conference, Prof. Jos Raadschelders of John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, offered a keynote speech in which he referenced “state capture” as a topical governance issue in South Africa. State capture is […]

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