Update 13 December 2012: A small presence of IEO members has remained in Hargeisa following the elections. Disputes around results are currently being investigated by authorities in Somaliland. The IEO team is awaiting more news about this process before making any further statements regarding the conduct and results of the election.
Steve Kibble updates us on the situation in Somaliland as the elections draw near:
Those eager to read how the current seven political associations and parties become three constitutional ones will have to curb their enthusiasm for the moment.
This week the High Level Panel (HLP) on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is meeting in London. Each of the Panel’s co-chairs will host a meeting discussing a particular theme, which will inform the Panel’s final report, to be published in May 2013.
Lacoliu village (or ‘suco’, as it’s called in Tetum) is unique – because as long as anyone here can remember it has had a female village chief.
Women just happen to have been elected here because they have been the best candidates with good policies. Other villagers have seen the good that the women in their community do and trust them to make good decisions for them and their fa
New report highlights the importance of devolving decisions to local level in Haiti
A new report published by Progressio, in partnership with CAFOD, International HIV-AIDS Alliance, SCIAF and Tearfund, calls for the international community to encourage increased decision-making at local level (or “decentralisation”) in Haiti. Haitian civil society voices argue in the report that ta
Progressio's media officer Lucy Jenkinson writes:
A week before my arrival in Timor Leste, Ban-ki Moon and Gordon Brown were here to formally announce the withdrawal of the UN from this millennium's first new country - more than 10 years after the UN arrived in the wake of the Indonesian army's reluctant retreat following a bloody war of independence.
Somaliland will need to overcome several obstacles if it is to successfully hold local elections this year, according to a new report from Progressio.
The report, Preparing for local elections in Somaliland: Plans, challenges and pro
In a village surrounded by African bush, where it is ‘normal’ for men to have three wives and 15 children to call their own; a place entrapped in Tonga-tribe traditions, peppered with Catholic ideology, it is a wonder that women have any say at all.
But after meeting women at the Kariyangwe Parish Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) group, Binga, I was thrilled to see th
Lima, the capital of Peru, is the second largest city in the world located in a desert, after Cairo in Egypt. Yet the Rímac, Chillón and Lurín rivers, which form the main water source for Lima, have an average water volume of just one percent of the water in the Nile.