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State bodies keep doors closed on budget documents
The Jakarta Post, 12 January 2011

Jakarta: An NGO lodged a complaint to the Central Information Commission (KIP) on Thursday regarding the rejection of 37 state bodies to disclose documents on budget allocations. The Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (FITRA) filed information requests to 65 state institutions, but only 28 had?

Revenue team ready to begin work
Daily Nation, 12 January 2011

Nairobi: The Commission on Revenue Allocation has been exhorted to work "without fear of any person or organ of government." Justice minister Mutula Kilonzo assured members of the Micah Cheserem-led Commission that they would have a free hand to work. Mr Kilonzo told the nine members, sworn in on?

Far too many questions about the structure of devolved governments
The Nation, 12 January 2011

Nairobi: I gather that a former Treasury mandarin, Dr Kamau Thugge, has been recalled from Washington where he has been working with the International Monetary Fund to assist the government craft a fiscal decentralisation strategy. Working with a team of economists from both the Treasury and the Ministry?

Private schools lose lustre in new Form One selection rules
Business Daily Africa, 12 January 2011

Nairobi: Investors in the education sector were on Wednesday left reeling by a populist move that will see qualified pupils from private primary schools denied entry into the 18 national schools, defining a class struggle that has been simmering in Kenya's competitive education sector for two decades.?

Nan Yeld: Education
Business Day, 12 January 2011

Johannesburg: Much has been written about the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and its predecessor, the Senior Certificate, over the years. In relation to the last year's NSC, it might be helpful to group the issues into three overlapping but distinct categories of concern: have the results been?

Let pettiness give way to "grown-up" politics
Times Live, 11 January 2011

Johannesburg: South Africa stands at the beginning of a new political year. The release of the ANC's statement at its 99th birthday celebrations in Polokwane fired the first salvo of party political priorities and electoral politics.Unsurprisingly, the question of job creation in the form of the?

Huairou Commission: Bridging the gap between policy and reality
Women's UN Report Network, 11 January 2011

The Huairou Commission AIDS Campaign bridges the gap between what is happening in communities and what happens at the policy level, by ensuring that grassroots women who are leading the fight against AIDS in their communities are represented in decision-making spaces. Women's home-based caregiving?

Tanzanian organization to carry out corruption study in Ethiopia
Afrique Avenir, 11 January 2011

Addis Ababa: The Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC) of Ethiopia and the Tanzania-based Kilimanjaro International Organization agreed on Monday in Addis Ababa to carry out a corruption assessment study in Ethiopia. According to the agreement, the assessment will be carried out in?

Next on Google maps: Hospitals, roads and kiosks of Korogocho slum
The East African , 11 January 2011

Nairobi: After mapping various key locations and landmarks in the country, Google is now mapping Korogocho, one of Nairobi's informal settlements. The mapping of Korogocho, an area with about 200,000 people, is meant to make it easier to identify streets, key structures and landmarks that were previously?

Court gives tricky zoning verdict
THISDAY, 11 January 2011

Lagos: The coast seemed clear yesterday for President Goodluck Jonathan and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to contest for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket at Thursday's presidential primary of the party in Abuja. An Abuja High Court, which dismissed the suit filed by three associates?

Improving public service delivery using ICT
IPPMedia, 11 January 2011

As new technologies are driving and reshaping Governments throughout the world by improving public services delivery and engaging citizens Tanzania is yet to fully utilise Information Communication Technology (ICT) because of poor infrastructure, inadequate human capacity and legal framework. The?

Another minister to declare assets
NewsDay, 11 January 2011

Harare: Another senior government official, a Zanu PF deputy minister, has joined the asset-declaration crusade and is keen to present a register of his assets to the Speaker of Parliament, NewsDay has learnt. African Parliamentarians Against Corruption (APNAC) chairman Willias Madzimure said the?

NGOs fight for child rights in MGDS II
The Nation , 11 January 2011

Lilongwe: A network of Malawian non-governmental organisations called NGO Coalition on Child Rights has asked government to show political will to incorporate its submissions on child rights into the second phase of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS). The network says government should?

One more minister under KACC graft probe
Daily Nation, 11 January 2011

Nairobi: Kenya Anticorruption Commission (KACC) is currently investigating another minister over graft, in addition to the four ministers earlier mentioned, including suspended Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey, who has since been charged in court. According to KACC director Dr PLO Lumumba,?

NGO advises transparency on mining tax system
The Post, 11 January 2011

Lusaka: Publicdiscontent with the mining tax system will only be alleviated if the culture of secrecy around mining is removed to allow for greater transparency, says the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD). And the CTPD has advised the government to suspend or revoke mining licences of?

Matric cheers, but still a long way to go
Sunday Times, 10 January 2011

Johannesburg: The matric results have, in some respects, become a barometer of how we are performing educationally as a nation. Like many, I greeted the news of the 7.2-percentage-point rise in the matric pass rate with a mixture of jubilation and disbelief. I had expected that the World Cup and?

Graft fight deflated, NGOs say
Capital FM, 10 January 2011

Nairobi: Anti-Corruption activist John Githongo says not enough is being done in the fight against corruption despite commitments made by politicians under the new constitution. Mr Githongo said on Sunday that impunity was still prevalent in government and not solid action was being taken against?

Mapping Kibera
IRIN, 10 January 2011

Nairobi: It is one of the most densely populated districts of Kenya's capital and one of the most researched urban areas in Africa. Hundreds, if not thousands, of NGOs work there, serving a community estimated to number anywhere between 100,000 and a million. Yet, until recently, the sprawling slum?

Rural jobs social audit confirms fraud
The Hindu, 10 January 2011

New Delhi: Activists who held a social audit of development works carried out under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in Todgarh Panchayat of Ajmer district have endorsed the earlier findings of embezzlement in the panchayat. The district administration, in an?

Framework for women, girls, and gender equality in national strategic plans on HIV and AIDS
World Aids Campaign, 10 January 2011

Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by the HIV and AIDS epidemic in much of the world, and this is especially true of the generalised epidemics of southern and eastern Africa, where 60% of new infections are among women and girls,1 and unpaid care giving is predominantly undertaken by?


ANSA-Africa Thematic Areas
Food prices can't just be swept under the table
14 January 2011
The Guardian

Corruption fight dealt a blow
14 January 2011
The Nation

Rape is horrifyingly widespread in conflicts all around the world
14 January 2011
The Economist

The other side of the NMG's leaders' scorecard
14 January 2011
The New Times

Delivering good aid?
14 January 2011
Development Policy Blog

Ongeri, national school quotas is the wrong fix
13 January 2011
Daily Nation

Boost for Zimbabwe's education sector results in texts
13 January 2011

Don't chase pupils over fees
13 January 2011
Lusaka Times

Private schools: Demand outstrips supply
13 January 2011
The Citizen

Standard of science education dropping, educationists warn
13 January 2011

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