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The IIJD publishes a newsletter or articles regularly to alert and update the general public about pressing African justice and development issues. These articles and publications are distributed both on our website and through an e-mail mailing list as newsletter. In addition to informing the public of African issues, the newsletter is also an opportunity for the IIJD to offer its own input and perspective, thereby remaining relevant and current.

A section of the IIJD’s newsletter, “A Spotlight on NGOs or leadership” focuses on the stories of individuals or NGOs that are making difference with their work and courage in the region. These stories add a more intimate element to the IIJD newsletter and are stories that would not necessarily be reported by the media.
Land Grabs and the Continued Fight for African Economic Self-determination
For the majority of Africans, their economic livelihoods are tied
The Environmental Destruction and Resource Exploitation of African Land Grabs
In addition to infringing on property rights, economic rights, and
African Land ‘Grabs’ and the Growing International Food Crisis
If you’ve been job searching in the international development field
The Uncertain Future of a Nation: What Will Become of Western Sahara?
The Sahrawi have been under the occupation of Spain and
Legal Rights Owed to the Sahrawi: Self-Determination and Use of Natural Resources
Introduction Self-determination has been a point of contention for the
The Fight Over Western Sahara: The Issue of Decolonization
In 1960, the United Nations General Assembly issued the Declaration
Showdown at The Hague: Tens of thousands to support the former Pr. Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d’Ivoire
The international Criminal Court (ICC) postponed the hearing scheduled to
Egypt 2012 Presidential elections results: Run-off on June 16 and 17th, 2012
Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik and Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed
What the Coup d’État in Mali Teaches Us
On March 22, 2012 a military coup, led by the
Senegalese Presidential Elections: How Wade’s Attempts to Confiscate Power Failed
Throughout the world, people have demonstrated by their actions that
Cameroon: Victim of Political Apathy
On April 21, 2008, an insignificant, but determined number of
November 2011 IIJD Newsletter Update
Liberia: Presidential Run-Off Election Set to Go Ahead Next Week
October 2011 IIJD Newsletter Update
Zambia: Zambians Elect New President; Sata Begins Overhaul of Government.
Zambia Presidential Election: Setting an Example for Africa
In September, Zambians voted in a new president, opposition party
IIJD September 2011 Newsletter Update
Egypt: Mubarak Trial Begins in Cairo. The trial against former
South Sudan: Independence Marked by Major Challenges
On July 9, 2011, the world officially welcomed its newest
Kenya Institutional reforms Updates
After the December 2007 post-election violence where more than one
Eritrea’s Not So Special Court
The Eritrean judiciary is largely based on the structure of
August 2011 IIJD Newsletter Update
Somalia: Al Shabaab Abandons Mogadishu while Over 29,000 Somali Children
The Ben Ali Trial in Tunisia: A Hollow Justice
Background: Tunisia at the Beginning of the Arab Spring Revolution
The Moroccan King’s Speech Edition
In many Arab countries this past spring, the falling of
July 2011 IIJD Newsletter Update
Libya: Russia Voices its Continued Concerns Over Legitimacy of NATO
Museveni and the Idiot’s Guide to Establishing a Dictatorship
Uganda’s newly elected President, Yoweri Museveni, angry at opposition protests
Evaluating the Egyptian Election
Following the Egyptian protests of January and February of this
June 2011 IIJD Newsletter Update
Libya: NATO Bombardment Continues. NATO Forces comprised mostly of UK
Swaziland: The Forgotten Land of Avarice
“In a tiny land far, far away, there live a
Libya and the Realist Response to Modern Revolution
Like the Tunisians and Egyptians before them, Libyans have discovered
May 2011 IIJD Newsletter Update
Libya: Gaddafi’s Regime Continues to Battle Opposition as International Community
The Jasmine Revolution: The Beginning of the End of Tunisian Dictatorship
Over the past several weeks, the world has watched with
The Woes of Political Promises in Africa
One fundamental lesson growing democracies in Africa must learn in
Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire: Promoting and Preserving Democracy in the African Context
Almost simultaneously, the people of Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire carried
The IIJD Welcomes the Interim President of the Republic of Guinea
The IIJD to honor the Interim President of the Republic
The Ibrahim Index: Measuring African Successes and Failures
For the fourth year now, the Mohamed Ibrahim Foundation has
Recognizing the Role of Women in African Peace and Security
Recent reports of the mass rape of women in the
Somalia and the ‘Bottom-Up’ Approach to Governance
Since the end of a horrific civil war that resulted
Africa and Its Accused: Growing Challenges to the ICC in Africa
On August 27, 2010, as Kenya celebrated the passing of
Burundi Elections: Great Hopes and Great Disappointments
Democratic elections have a profound significance that goes beyond the
Kenya’s New Constitution: Erasing the Imperial Presidency
In 1963, in tandem with achieving independence, Kenya adopted its
Rwanda Presidential Election 2010: Rwanda’s New Political Victims
On August 10, 2010, shortly after his victory in the
Rwanda: Violence and Political Oppression Escalating in Months before August Elections
Though President Paul Kagame has been widely praised in the
Fix the Roads: Kenya’s MPs and the Audacity of Greed
“If you feel MPs are being paid heftily, join parliament.
Promises and Plans: An Analysis of G8 Aid to Africa
The G8 Muskoka Summit on June 25th, like previous summits,
Guinea: Breaking the Dictatorship Domino Effect
The December 2009 shooting of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, the
Africa’s Waning Waters: Dispute over the Nile
With populations booming throughout Africa and water sources already strained
The Sudan Elections: Endeavoring Democracy in a Most Undemocratic Environment
A prominent belief amongst African leaders today is that the
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): MONUC’s Impending Withdrawal
In approximately one month, the mandate of the United Nations’