Regional Consultation Strengthening Reparation Measures In Transitional Justice Process In The ECOWAS Region 

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa), in collaboration with the Department of Political Affairs of the ECOWAS Commission, organised a regional consultation on ‘Strengthening Reparation Measures in Transitional Justice Process in the ECOWAS region’ from 25 to 26 January 2022 in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. The purpose of the meeting, which brought together …

Regional Consultation On Strengthening The Role Of Legal Practitioners And Justice Stakeholders In Transitional Justice Process In The Ecowas Region 

In collaboration with the Department of Political Affairs of the ECOWAS Commission, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) organised a ‘Regional Consultation on Strengthening the Role of Legal Practitioners and Justice Stakeholders in Transitional Justice Process in the ECOWAS region’ from 5 to 6 October 2021 in Accra, Ghana. Its objective was to …

Regional Strategy Meeting on Enhancing Traditional Justice in Traditional Justice Process In The Ecowas Region

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa), in collaboration with the Department of Political Affairs of the ECOWAS Commission, organised a regional strategic meeting on ‘Enhancing Traditional Justice Mechanisms in Transitional Justice Process in the ECOWAS Region’ from 27 to 28 January 2022 in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. The objective of the meeting was …

Northwest Nigeria’s Bandit Problem: Explaining the conflict drivers 

Nigeria is suffering from a devastating criminal insurgency in its northwestern states. Thousands of militants, known colloquially as bandits, have taken over swathes of the countryside, using military-grade weaponry to rustle cattle, terrorise communities, stage mass kidnappings for ransom, and overrun security forces. The conflict is liable to have immense long-term impacts on the socioeconomic …

Multiple Nodes,Common Causes: National Stocktake of Contemporary Insecurity and State Responses in Nigeria 

The Nigerian body politic faces a seeming epidemic of insecurity spanning jihadist insurgency, criminal banditry, farmer-herder conflicts, and violent separatist agitations. While governmental responses have overwhelming followed a militarised path to resolving these multifaceted conflicts, such interventions do not appear to have substantially diminished insecurity. 

REQUIEM FOR DEMOCRACY

On September 5, 2021, the military ended the eleven-year ‘reign’ of Alpha Conde in Guinea. The coup was led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, the head of Guinea’s Special Forces. The military have since received assurances of cooperation from the major opposition party, the National Alliance for Change and Democracy (ANAD), and the Convergence for Renewal …

AN ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIA'S ECONOMY 1999-2020

AN ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIA’S ECONOMY 1999-2020

This study assesses the Nigerian Economy over the past two decades using the key economic plans of the various administrations. It focuses largely on comparing the projected and actual performance of the real, monetary, fiscal, and external sectors within the plans of each administration and their respective performance targets. Our assessment of the Nigerian economy …

Dans un nouveau rapport, le CDD recommande la restitution et des soutiens psychosociaux aux victimes de violations des droits de l'homme en Gambie

Le Centre pour la démocratie et le développement (CDD) a recommandé la restitution aux victimes de violations des droits de l’homme pendant le règne de 22 ans de l’ancien président de la Gambie, Yahya Jammeh. Dans son nouveau rapport intitulé : « Documenter la dictature : vérité, réconciliation et réparation en Gambie », le CDD …

COVID-19: The dual threat of a virus and a fake news epidemic – Idayat Hassan

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is happening at a time when sorting facts from fiction has become an increasingly difficult task. In Nigeria, the tsunami of misinformation and disinformation which has accompanied it is provoking fear and exploiting vulnerabilities. Many Nigerians simply refuse to believe its existence. This has opened the door for misinformation and …

10 things to know about Osun governorship election

It is barely a week to the gubernatorial election in Osun State. The election is expected by many to be a close contest between five leading candidates though there are 48 candidates in the election, including four women. Several crisis trailed the conduct of primary elections in different political parties, for instance, the Social Democratic …

Media as major breeding for fake news in Nigeria

A new public opinion poll conducted by Nigeria’s leading survey and polling firm, NOIPolls says that the new media, comprising the social media, blogs are the major breeding ground for fake news in Nigeria.The result of the poll conducted by the NOIPolls, released on Tuesday in Abuja showed that by 67 percent of Nigerians believe …

Charter on Democracy and Governance will help Nigeria

Charter on Democracy and Governance will help Nigeria   Unarguably, democracy and good governance go hand in hand to achieve justice and equity for the citizens. In spite of this, observers note with concern that good governance seems to be eluding African countries, including Nigeria occasioned by endemic corruption, among other malpractices. In a bid …

How Buhari’s PFI programme boosts fertiliser supply for farming in Nigeria

How Buhari’s PFI programme boosts fertiliser supply for farming in Nigeria   Ogbonnaya Chukwu, the general manager, Ebonyi State Fertiliser and Chemical Company Limited (EFCCL) sat behind a busy desk in his scantily-furnished office as he spoke glowingly about the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative while a generator coughed outside. “Last year the company joined the Presidential …

Déclaration préliminaire de la MOE UE Mali 2018

Déclaration préliminaire de la MOE UE Mali 2018   DÉCLARATION PRÉLIMINAIRE Bamako, 31 juillet 2018 Une élection capitale marquée par d’importants défis organisationnels et sécuritaires Cette déclaration préliminaire de la Mission d’observation électorale de l’Union européenne (MOE UE) est présentée avant l’achèvement du processus électoral. Des étapes essentielles restent à accomplir, notamment l’annonce des résultats …

MISSION D’OBSERVATION ELECTORALE DE L’UNION AFRICAINE POUR L’ELECTION PRESIDENTIELLE DU MALIEN 2018 DECLARATION PRELIMINAIRE Sur l’observation du 2ème TOUR

MISSION D’OBSERVATION ELECTORALE DE L’UNION AFRICAINE POUR L’ELECTION PRESIDENTIELLE DU MALIEN 2018 DECLARATION PRELIMINAIRE Sur l’observation du 2ème TOUR   INTRODUCTION 1. Le 12 août 2018, les électeurs maliens étaient appelés aux urnes pour le deuxième tour de l’élection du Président de la République. Cette élection qui met en lice les deux candidats arrivés en …

‘Nigeria’s leadership is the missing link in Africa’s greatness’

‘Nigeria’s leadership is the missing link in Africa’s greatness’   …SOTA advocates for coalition of alternative political parties and aspirants Renowned Kenyan legal scholar, Professor Patrick Lumumba, has noted that Nigeria is the missing link in Africa’s greatness. He made this known in his keynote speech at the Summit of The Alternatives (SOTA) held in …