Nigeria: Historisk valgseier for opposisjonen

Nigeria: Historisk valgseier for opposisjonen

Ingen sittende nigeriansk president har noen gang tapt et presidentvalg før i år. Valget 28. mars var derfor trolig det viktigste siden overgangen til sivilt styre i 1999. Les mer >

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Se Fellesrådets nye Angolafilm!

Fellesrådet har laget film! Statoil betaler hvert år like mye skatt til Angola som det totale norske bistandsbudsjettet. Men hvor blir det av pengene? Bidrar de til utvikling, slik Statoil og NHO hevder? Eller bidrar de til å holde et korrupt regime ved makten? Fellesrådet for Afrika dro til Angola for å finne svar.
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Patrick Gathara

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Why Kenya Is Not At War



Kenya is at war. This mantra is repeated over and over ad infinitum by government officials and pro-establishment types. At a time of military conflict, we are told, peacetime rules and conventions do not apply and we should be prepared to give up some of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the constitution. But really, are we at war?

“We are in a war against terrorists in and outside our country,” declaredPresident Uhuru Kenyatta in December. He was, of course, referring to the confrontation with the extremist and murderous terror group, Al Shabaab, which has killed hundreds of Kenyans in the last 4 years. Most of these deaths have come in the wake of the October 2011 invasion of Somalia, whose goal was initially proclaimedto be the pursuit of kidnappers and to push Al Shabaab away from our borders.

Despite the banner headlines at the time, there was no official declaration of war, either against Somalia or against Al Shabaab. In fact, there has since been no such declaration, which according to the constitution would have required the authorisation of Parliament.

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