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While in the field collecting data, one of the youth champions working on the Citizens Report in Tanzania met a little girl by the name of Amina Rashid* (5). Amina is from a small village called Cholesamvula, outside Kisarawe town, Tanzania where the tradition of child marriage is still being commonly practiced. When asked what[…]

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Speaking as one of the patrons at the annual African Youth SDGs summit, African Monitor Director Ms. Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso had this to say: “If we do not understand how urgent and desperately needed the young voice is, just in defining what the problem is; if your voice is absent in those spaces, it means we[…]

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PRESS STATEMENT 8 November 2018 African Monitor hosts a side-event at the African Youth SDGs Summit in Accra. African Monitor (AM) will host a side-event at the 2nd annual African Youth SDGs Summit on Thursday, 8 November 2018 in Accra, Ghana. The main purpose of the side-event is to launch and present the findings of[…]

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 The date May 25 is a significant calendar day for Africans across the continent – from the southern most tip of the continent in Agulhas, the highest point of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in the east, the long Niger River in the west, to the majestic pyramids of Egypt in the north. It is a day[…]

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African Monitor, in collaboration with Oxfam South Africa, held a two-day dialogue between the New Development Bank (NDB) and other Civil Society Organisations from 8-9 March 2018 in Johannesburg. Oxfam and AM form part of the Civil Society Organizing committee for the BRICS summit in South Africa.  These two organizations also Co-chair the New Development[…]

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In September 2017, African Monitor (AM) launched the Citizens’ Report! (CR), a programme designed to monitor the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa through citizen generated data. The Citizens’ Report will be facilitated in ten African countries by youth champions. This programme leverages citizens’ voices through reliable data to strengthen national and[…]

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Cape Town, Wednesday 21 February 2018  Anything but a “Robin Hood” budget ____________________________________________________________________________ For immediate release Today’s budget is an example of robbing the poor to buttress the rich and is anything but a “Robin Hood” budget, according to Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane. The Archbishop said that far from taxing those who can afford to[…]

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African Monitor to continue tackling illicit financial flows African Monitor (AM), in collaboration with Economic Justice Network (EJN) hosted a round-table         workshop for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) engagement on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in the coal and gold sectors from 22-24 November 2017 in Pretoria. This workshop builds on previous work on IFFs conducted by[…]

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African Monitor Launches the Citizens’ Report in Ghana African Monitor (AM) launched the citizen-driven data initiative – the Citizen’s Report! (CR!) yesterday, 1 November 2017 in Accra, Ghana, with support from Open Society Southern Africa and West Africa. This launch took place at the African Youth SDGs Summit (AYSDGS) hosted by AM’s partner the Youth Advocacy[…]

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